Airline News

When will Qantas reopen its international lounges?

As with Qantas' international flights, it's a staggered restart for the airline's lounges around the world.

David Flynn |

Australia opens its doors to Singaporean tourists, students

The Australia-Singapore travel bubble becomes a two-way affair from the end of this month.

David Flynn |

From smashed avo to scones, here is Virgin’s new lounge menu

Virgin elevates its domestic lounge spread from ‘casual cafe’ to ‘upmarket bistro’.

David Flynn |

Alitalia’s successor ITA joins the SkyTeam alliance

Alitalia’s seat at the SkyTeam table was still warm when ITA plonked itself down.

David Flynn |

Qantas pushes back Melbourne-London, Brisbane-USA flights

Soft demand and ongoing border closures puts a spoke in the wheel of Qantas' international reboot.

David Flynn |

Australia drops ‘do not travel’ warnings

The revised safety ratings will make it much easier to get travel insurance and Covid cover.

David Flynn |

Qantas is adding plant-based meals to its inflight menu

Every traveller, from first class to economy, will have the chance to enjoy a meat-free flight.

David Flynn |

New Zealand to introduce home quarantine

A phased easing of border restrictions will favour fully-vaccinated people arriving from overseas.

Bloomberg News |

Hawaiian Airlines’ first Boeing 787-9 due in August 2022

The arrival of Hawaiian's Dreamliners will also see the debut of an all-new business class seat.

David Flynn |

Australia gets ready to reopen to overseas visitors

Students, skilled workers and some business travellers could be among the first wave of overseas visitors to Australia.

David Flynn |

Virgin reopens points redemption on partner airlines

Get ready to turn your mountain of Velocity points into an overseas flight.

David Flynn |

Australia’s international travel ban scrapped

After almost 20 months, Australians will be free to leave the country without obtaining special government approval.

David Flynn |

Australia-Singapore ‘vaccinated travel lane’ opens Nov 8

Are you up for some satay, chilli crab and Tiger beer?

David Flynn |

KrisFlyer launches global transfer bonus campaign

Pocket extra KrisFlyer Miles while also fast-tracking your KrisFlyer Elite status.

Staff Writers |

Starlux status match for Qantas, Virgin Australia

Turn your status with Qantas, Virgin Australia or indeed any airline into two years of perks with Taiwan's Starlux.

David Flynn |

Hawaiian Airlines resumes flights to Australia

Sydney will see Hawaiian's return just in time for the summer holidays.

David Flynn |

Emirates Airbus A380 returns to Sydney in December

The well-appointed superjumbo, with its first class showers and upper deck cocktail bar, is on the way back.

David Flynn |

The supersonic Qantas jet that never flew

Breakfast in Sydney and lunch in Singapore?

David Flynn |