Virgin Australia and UK-based Virgin Atlantic have applied for regulatory approval to coordinate services between Australia and the UK. The expanded Virgin Atlantic partnership would allow the two airlines to offer a more seamless experience to passengers flying to London through better schedules, easier connections and enhanced frequent flyer benefits. Virgin Australia does … [Read more...]
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Qantas has announced it will fly non-stop from Brisbane to Chicago from April 2020, pending the US government's approval of a joint venture with American Airlines. Qantas will use Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners for the four-weekly flights, which will be timed to allow for easy one-stop connections via Brisbane from cities across Australia to Chicago. Additionally, Qantas will … [Read more...]
IN BRIEF | Air New Zealand has scheduled its Dreamliner on flights to the Gold Coast for several services over the July school holidays. The airline's Boeing 787-9s will fly from Auckland to Gold Coast's Coolangatta Airport each Sunday between 7 and 21 July 2019. This is the first time that Air New Zealand has offered Premium Economy or Business class to the Gold Coast. The … [Read more...]
It's always nice to get an empty seat next to you on the plane. But passengers on a recent Virgin Australia international flight could choose from entire rows of empty seats, with just 19 passengers booked in Economy. Up the front of the plane, there were 4 Business passengers bringing the total number of paying customers on board to 23. There are 176 seats on Virgin … [Read more...]
With all of the seven remaining Boeing 747s in the Qantas fleet due to be retired by next year, time is running out to fly with Qantas on the "queen of the skies". There are only six destinations that are still served by Qantas 747s. And the airline will end Boeing 747-400 service to Honolulu and San Francisco later this year, leaving just Tokyo, Santiago, Johannesburg and a … [Read more...]