Qantas 787
Qantas’ Newest Plan For Restarting International Flights

Qantas has been a unique airline to watch during the pandemic, given the extent to which borders have been closed in Australia. While many international airlines (including US airlines) have continued operating to Australia with cargo and limited passengers,…

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Qantas 787
What Australia’s Government Says About International Travel Resuming

Perhaps any optimism in Australia reopening its borders in the coming months was misplaced. As I wrote about yesterday, Qantas kicked off 2021 by opening reservations for most of its international flight network as of July 1, 2021. Not only that, but…

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Qantas 787 Business Class – 2
Wow: Qantas Plans To Resume International Flights In July 2021

Maybe I'm reading too much into this, but this update in particular has me feeling incredibly optimistic about a return of widespread international travel. Is there finally a bright light at the end of this tunnel?! Australia has been among the strictest…

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Qantas 787
Qantas Will Require Passengers To Be Vaccinated

I don't think there's anything terribly surprising here, but this is the first time I recall an airline executive explicitly making a statement like this. It also raises the question of whether we should expect a similar policy industry-wide. In an interview…

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Qantas A380
How Some Qantas A380 Pilots Became Bus Drivers

Here's a story that's sad, heartwarming, and inspiring... The travel industry, and particularly airlines, have been hit very hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Arguably this has been felt even more in Australia than elsewhere -- with borders closed indefinitely,…

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Qantas 737 800
Hah: Qantas Operating “Scenic Flight To Somewhere”

Recently Qantas operated a seven hour scenic flight to nowhere, given that Australia's borders are closed. Well, the airline has now introduced a twist on the concept, as it's operating a scenic flight to somewhere. Rather than operating flights to nowhere,…

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Qantas Sweater
LOL: Qantas Now Selling $305 Cashmere Sweaters, $250 Beach Totes

Qantas sure has been getting creative when it comes to generating revenue without flying, ranging from selling care packages, to selling bar carts, to selling flights to nowhere and somewhere. However, I'd argue that this is possibly the most outlandish…

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Qantas Put Fully Stocked 747 Bar Carts Up For Sale

We've seen airlines liquidate all kinds of excess inventory during the pandemic, ranging from mixed nuts, to pajamas, to gin. However, Qantas has arguably put the coolest thing yet on sale... go figure it's sold out already, and was only available for…

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Qantas Care Pack
Awesome: Qantas Selling Care Packages With Pajamas (And More)

With airlines operating fewer flights than in the past, there's a lot of excess inventory of just about anything you'd usually find on a flight, ranging from amenity kits to mixed nuts. Well, Qantas is now selling these directly to consumers. Qantas…

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Qantas Business Class 787 – 5
Qantas Will Fly 787s Over Antarctica

Qantas doesn't plan on operating international flights for over a year, and the airline has retired its 747 fleet, grounded its entire A380 fleet, and will soon ground most of its 787 fleet. But that isn't stopping the airline from chartering out its…

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Qantas 787 Business Class – 1
Qantas Sending Its 787 Fleet To The California Desert

Qantas recently retired all of its 747s and sent all of its A380s into long term storage, and now a majority of the Australian flag carrier's 787 fleet is also going to the desert. The Boeing 787-9 has in recent years become the backbone of Qantas' long…

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Qantas 747
Qantas “Draws” Kangaroo In Sky For Final 747 Flight

Qantas is today operating its final Boeing 747-400 flight, and the airline is commemorating it in a special way. Aircraft technology has improved significantly over the years, as we're seeing smaller, more fuel efficient, and longer range planes. The…

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Qantas 787
Qantas Pulls International Flights Through March 2021

Qantas seems to be taking one of the most aggressive approaches when it comes to cancelling future international flights, which I can't blame the airline for, given Australia's strict immigration policies. Qantas pulls inventory for most international…

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Qantas Is Reopening Lounges, And I’m Impressed

Qantas has long done a great job with lounges, and that trend is continuing even in the coronavirus era. As the coronavirus pandemic started, many airlines started to close lounges for a couple of reasons: Travel demand plummeted, so there wasn't much…

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Qantas A380
Qantas Retires 747, Won’t Fly A380 For Years

Qantas has just revealed a post-coronavirus recovery plan, which will see the airline grounding 100 planes for around 12 months (and in some cases even longer), and laying off around 6,000 employees. With Australia expected to remain closed to visitors…

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Qantas A330
Qantas’ Surprising Face Mask Policy

Qantas has today announced the details of their "Fly Well" program, which includes a series of measures that will roll out as of June 12, 2020, to make the flying experience safer. Once onboard, Qantas will provide masks to passengers on each flight.…

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Qantas Shelves Plans For World’s Longest Flight

This shouldn't come as any sort of surprise, but plans for nonstop flights between Sydney and New York are now off the table for the foreseeable future... For several years Qantas has been working on what they call "Project Sunrise," where we'd see Qantas…

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Qantas A330
The Bailout Battle Between Qantas & Virgin Australia

Qantas and Virgin Australia are engaged in quite the battle in Australia over survival. Qantas is saying Virgin Australia shouldn't be given aid due to mismanagement, while Virgin Australia is saying that Qantas is trying to drive them out of business.…

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Qantas A380 Staircase
Qantas Flies A380 Nonstop From Australia To London

This is more a cool aviation geek story than anything that's actually significant (which I kinda feel is what we all need at this point). Qantas ending all international flying As we recently learned, Qantas will be suspending all international flying…

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Qantas A380
Wow: Qantas Cutting Capacity, Grounding Most A380s

Qantas is following the global trend, and has announced that they'll be cutting capacity significantly in light of reduced demand. The Qantas Group has announced plans to cut international flying, as they'll be reducing capacity by almost a quarter over…

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Qantas Safety Video
Qantas’ 100th Anniversary Safety Video

Qantas is currently celebrating their 100th anniversary, and to commemorate that they're introducing a new safety video, which will debut on all flights on March 1, 2020. The safety video takes place through different eras of flying, starting in the…

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Qantas 787
Qantas Threatens To Hire Low Cost Pilots

Qantas is ready to move forward with "Project Sunrise," and the airline doesn't seem to care whether their pilots are onboard with it or not. For years Qantas has been talking about how they’d like to be able to fly nonstop from Melbourne and Sydney…

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Qantas A380
Transfer Citi Points To Qantas With 25% Bonus

The Citi ThankYou program has just launched their latest transfer bonus. Through Saturday, February 22, 2020, the the US Citi ThankYou program is offering a 25% bonus when you convert points to Qantas Frequent Flyer. Points ordinarily convert at a 1:1…

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