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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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 A380

Qantas’ First Refurbished A380 Flying Soon

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 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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Qantas A380

Qantas’ Mysterious A380 Charter To Orlando

Well this sure piques my curiosity. As reported by @airlineroute, Qantas has filed a one-time A380 charter service to Orlando in January 2020. Qantas will operate the following flights from Sydney to Orlando on January 19, 2020: QF17 Sydney to Los Angeles…

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Qantas Business Class 787 67

Amex Offering 20% Bonus On Qantas Points Transfers

Last week Qantas Frequent Flyer was added as an Amex Membership Rewards transfer partner, and today they introduced a transfer bonus. Through June 30, 2019, the US American Express Membership Rewards program is offering a 20% bonus when you transfer…

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Filed Under: American Express, Qantas
A350 1000

Airbus Says A350 Can Fly World’s New Longest Flight

Currently the world's longest flight is operated by Singapore Airlines' A350-900ULR, as the airline flies nonstop between Singapore and Newark. That flight covers a distance of over 9,500 miles and can take up to 18 hours, so it's pretty incredible that…

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Qantas 787 Business Class – 2

Amex Adds Qantas As Membership Rewards Transfer Partner

The US American Express Membership Rewards program has just added a transfer partner, which is always an exciting development. American Express Membership Rewards has added Qantas Frequent Flyer as a transfer partner. Points transfer instantly at the…

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Qantas First Class

Extremely Rare: Qantas First Class Awards To & From The US

Qantas is one of the stingiest airlines out there when it comes to making first class award seats available, especially on their routes between the US and Australia. Often you'll find that they don't have a single first class award seat available between…

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Qantas First Class Bedding 1

Qantas Points Plane: How Quickly Did Seats Sell?

Airlines are increasingly looking for ways to engage with loyalty program members in non-traditional ways. This week Qantas announced their first ever "points plane," where they'd fly an A380 from Melbourne to Tokyo on October 21, 2019, and would exclusively…

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Qantas 747

Qantas Ending 747 Service To The US Mainland

Qantas has announced that as of December 4, 2019, their daily Sydney to San Francisco route will be operated by a Boeing 787-9. This is currently Qantas' last remaining US mainland route to be operated by the 747-400, so with that change, the airline…

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Qantas A380

Last Chance: Transfer Citi Points To Qantas With A 25% Bonus

Since early March, the US Citi ThankYou program has been offering a 25% bonus when you convert points to Qantas Frequent Flyer. Points ordinarily convert at a 1:1 ratio, though during this promotion you can convert 1,000 Citi points into 1,250 Qantas…

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Filed Under: Citi, Qantas