Airline News

Virgin's new business class 'meals' are still just snacks

New owners Bain Capital says Virgin won't be a low-cost airline, serves "crackers and dip" snack box for business class dinner.

David Flynn |

Qatar's A380s to remain grounded until late 2022

Qatar Airways' Airbus A380 superjumbos may be another casualty of the coronavirus.

David Flynn |

Why people pay money to eat on a grounded plane

The sell-out story behind Singapore Airlines' decision to convert an Airbus A380 into a pop-up restaurant.

Bloomberg News |

British Airways to move Gatwick flights to its Heathrow hub

Newly-minted CEO Sean Doyle wants to bring Gatwick's premium leisure routes up to London Heathrow.

Bloomberg News |

Could the Boeing 737 MAX be flying again by year's end?

Two years after the first fatal crash which resulted in a worldwide grounding for the 737 MAX, Boeing eyes a return to the skies.

Bloomberg News |

Qantas rescue flights from London, India, South Africa

New Boeing 787-9 flights will land at Darwin's RAAF Base, with passengers spending their 14-day quarantine in the NT capital.

David Flynn |

How the new Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble will work

Travellers between the two financial hubs will be tested for virus, showing how future bubbles could take shape.

Bloomberg News |

Paul Scurrah steps down as Virgin Australia CEO

Former Jetstar CEO Jayne Hrdlicka to take over in early November, but Bain says the airline won't become a low-cost carrier.

David Flynn |

Qantas cancels US, Japan flights to February 2021

This latest wave of cancellations will unlock more refunds for would-be travellers.

David Flynn |

Emirates chief Tim Clark says Covid is "a glitch"

"The pandemic is a glitch" says the highly-regarded Emirates boss, although things will "get worse before they get better."

David Flynn |

Here's proof that not all frequent flyer programs are equal

Beyond the basics of lounge access and priority service, some less-common frequent flyer benefits are a real standout.

Chris Chamberlin |

Qatar Airways launches 'fully vegan' business class menu

Could this be the end of food envy for high-flying vegans?

David Flynn |

A business traveller's guide to Jetstar cabin baggage limits

All Jetstar passengers can bring a cabin bag, but some travellers can pack more than others: here's what you need to know.

Chris Chamberlin |

These five airlines are not walking away from first class

Business class continues to get better, and Covid-19 put a crimp in travel overall, but first class isn't quite done for yet...

David Flynn |

SQ adds more dates to sold-out 'A380 restaurant'

The novel 'superjumbo restaurant' concept clearly has wings, with Singapore Airlines adding two more dates for lunch and dinner.

David Flynn |

Alaska Airlines will join Oneworld in March 2021

The Seattle-based airline will now have added appeal to Qantas frequent flyers, among others.

David Flynn |

Alaska Airlines to join Oneworld: benefits for Qantas flyers

Qantas frequent flyers can already access Alaska Airlines lounges, but there's more to come when Alaska Airlines joins Oneworld.

Chris Chamberlin |

Etihad's Airbus A380 is not coming back anytime soon

The swish superjumbo looks to be out of action until at least late 2021.

David Flynn |