Qantas 787 Business Class – 1

Qantas Flying Nonstop From London To Sydney Today

Four weeks ago Qantas operated a nonstop flight from New York to Sydney, which generated a lot of publicity. Well, today they're operating a nonstop flight from London to Sydney, and that plane is now in the air. This is actually the second time that…

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Qantas A380 Economy 1

Alaska Cuts Mileage Earning Rates On Qantas

Alaska Mileage Plan is one of my all around favorite frequent flyer programs, though unfortunately it looks like mileage earning has been cut on yet another partner airline (perhaps due to no fault of Alaska). Alaska Cuts Mileage Earning On Qantas Alaska…

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Filed Under: Alaska, Qantas
Qantas Business Class 787 67

Amex Offering 20% Bonus On Qantas Points Transfers

Qantas Frequent Flyer was added as an Amex Membership Rewards transfer partner over the summer, and now Amex is offering their second-ever transfer bonus to Qantas. Through November 30, 2019, the US American Express Membership Rewards program is offering…

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Qantas A330

Save On Qantas Flights With Amex Offers (Targeted)

For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on…

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Qantas Starts Selling First Class Lounge Access

It's not unusual to see airlines sell lounge access as a way of boosting revenue, especially when a lounge would otherwise be empty. Over time we've seen more airlines add paid lounge access options, and this comes in different forms -- in some cases…

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Qantas 787 Livery

Qantas Flying Nonstop From New York To Sydney Today

Today is a pretty cool day for aviation, as a nonstop flight from New York to Sydney will be operated for the first time by a commercial airline. Now, don't get too excited -- this is a one-off, and the plane will only be very lightly loaded. But it's…

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Qantas 787 Business Class – 1

Could Qantas Pilots Veto 20+ Hour Flights?

As most of you are probably well aware, Qantas wants to fly nonstop from Sydney and Melbourne to New York and London. While it seems like good progress is being made, could the project possibly be killed before any planes are even ordered? Currently…

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Qantas A380 Business Class 3

American Improves Qantas Mileage Earning Rates

American Airlines AAdvantage has just significantly increased mileage earning rates for travel on Qantas, and that shouldn't come as any surprise. As of October 1, 2019, AAdvantage members will in many cases earn significantly more miles for travel on…

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Filed Under: AAdvantage, American
Qantas A380 Lounge

Pictures: Qantas’ New A380 Cabins

As I wrote about yesterday, Qantas' first Airbus A380 with new interiors is now flying. The airline plans to reconfigure three more of their A380s before the end of the year, and the plan is for all 12 A380s to be reconfigured by the end of 2020. While…

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Qantas A380

Now Flying: Qantas’ Refurbished A380

In mid-2017, Qantas announced that they'll be refreshing their fleet of Airbus A380s. The airline currently operates a fleet of 12 Airbus A380s, and the plan was to refresh all the cabins, and in particular to install all new seats in business class…

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Qantas 787 Business Class – 1

Qantas CEO Was Australia’s Highest Paid Executive

Executive compensation is an especially contentious topic in the US, though it seems we're not alone. There's now widespread coverage around compensation for executives in Australia during the 2018 fiscal year, with Australia's highest paid executive…

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Qantas 787 Business Class – 3

Capital One Offering 33.3% Transfer Bonus To Qantas

Last December Capital One introduced a transferrable points currency for their Venture and Spark products, which was an exciting development. The Venture and Spark cards were previously useful for earning rewards that could be redeemed as cash towards…

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Filed Under: Capital One, Qantas
Qantas Business Class 747

Awesome: Qantas 747 Retirement “Points Plane”

In May Qantas announced an interesting concept, which they referred to as "Points Plane." The idea is that they plan to offer a series of dedicated frequent flyer redemption flights across their network, with seats only bookable using Qantas points.…

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Qantas Business Class 787 – 5

Qantas’ New Chicago Route Now On Sale

In mid-June Qantas formally announced that they'd launch flights from Brisbane to both Chicago and San Francisco in 2020. This didn't come as a surprise -- this came after the US Department of Transportation tentatively approved the joint venture between…

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Qantas A380

American & Qantas Joint Venture Receives Final Approval

In early June American and Qantas received conditional approval for their transpacific joint venture, which they've been trying to get for years. On Friday the two airlines received final approval from the US Department of Transportation for this. Let's…

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Qantas A380

Qantas’ Secret A380 Charter Customer Is A Supermarket

In June I wrote about how Qantas added a mysterious A380 charter to Orlando to their schedule. Specifically, they added the following flights, operating to Orlando on January 19, and returning from Orlando on January 24, 2020: QF17 Sydney to Los Angeles…

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Qantas A380

Qantas Frequent Flyer Program Changes

Qantas Frequent Flyer has just announced some major changes, which program executives describe as "the biggest overhaul to the airline's loyalty program in its 32 year history." If you're one of the nearly 13 million members of Qantas Frequent Flyer,…

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Qantas A321xlr

Qantas Group Orders 36 A321XLRs

The newly announced A321XLR just keeps getting orders. This plane will launch in 2023, and will be the longest range single aisle plane in the world, with a range of 5,400 miles. This gives it 15% more range than the A321LR, which has already been popular…

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