Airline News

Your guide to Virgin Australia carry-on baggage allowances

Skipping the baggage carousel has its advantages, but the art of flying with only cabin baggage means packing within the limits.

Chris Chamberlin |

Delta pushes back on purchase of over 40 new Airbus jets

The US airline also plans to raise $750 million from a sale-leaseback deal on nine Airbus A321, A330neo and A350 planes.

Bloomberg News |

Singapore to trial 'business travel pass' for executives

Senior executives "with regional or international responsibilities" would be eligible for the special pass.

David Flynn |

Lufthansa to start pre-flight "rapid COVID testing"

New antigen tests could initially be offered to Lufthansa's first class and business class passengers.

David Flynn |

Airlines call for mandatory COVID tests before all flights

New rapid-testing would eliminate the need for quarantine, says airline industry body IATA.

Bloomberg News |

How to get a COVID-19 test for international travel

With some airlines and countries requiring a 'negative' coronavirus test before travel, here's how to get your test certificate.

Chris Chamberlin |

Sliding doors: the new trend in business class

Privacy doors turn a business class seat into a private suite, but is this really an open and shut case for the passenger?

David Flynn |

Airbus reveals 'zero emission' commercial aircraft concepts

The world's first zero-emission commercial aircraft could enter service by 2035, Airbus says.

David Flynn |

Qantas to auction off Boeing 747 memorabilia

Fancy a Boeing 747 business class drinks cart as your own personal bar?

David Flynn |

BA's new Boeing 777 first class suite to have doors

Now that BA's business class includes sliding doors, first class is about to catch up.

David Flynn |

Australia-NZ travel off the cards until March 2021

Don't expect travel between Australia and New Zealand in 2020, suggests AirNZ CEO Greg Foran.

David Flynn |

South African Airways faces $900m bill for rescue, restart

South Africa's government is digging deep to create a rescue fund for its stricken flag carrier.

Bloomberg News |

Qantas ready to bring stranded Australians home

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says international flights could recommence under a government subsidy.

David Flynn |

Former PM’s private info exposed after snapping baggage tag

Tony Abbott learns how a single Instagram post of a boarding pass or baggage tag can reveal plenty of private information.

Chris Chamberlin |

Qantas considers more Boeing 787 sightseeing flights

With Qantas' 'Great Southern Land' joyflight selling out in ten minutes, more scenic trips could follow.

David Flynn |

AMEX plans Centurion Lounge re-openings; new lounge in NYC

Like JFK, New York's LaGuardia Airport will gain a new Centurion Lounge, as AMEX also prepares to welcome travellers back.

Chris Chamberlin |

Lufthansa may speed Airbus A350 deliveries

As Lufthansa looks to axe the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 it could accelerate delivery of new A350s with its latest business class.

David Flynn |

Qantas to launch seven-hour scenic 'flight to nowhere'

The epic Boeing 787 'Great Southern Land' flight will take in the sights over NSW, Queensland and the NT.

David Flynn |