Qantas Reroutes QF 1/2 Sydney To London Via Singapore & Extends Emirates Partnership By Five Years

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Qantas few years ago decided to drop all of their other European destinations besides London and serve it via one-stop service via Dubai instead of the usual Asian gateways cities after signing a deal with Emirates.

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Today, the airline announced that it would again route one of the services QF1/2 Sydney to London via Singapore and also extend the partnership with Emirates by five years. The airline will also start direct Perth to London service next year.

Qantas Announces A380 Cabin Refresh (2019 – 2020)

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Qantas today made some financial announcements (very good profits + employees got nice bonus) and plans to make some major refreshments to its A380 fleet in 2019 – 2020.

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The airline will ensure that all the business class seats will have aisle access, the premium economy cabin will grow by 25 seats and overall seat capacity is up by one.

Qantas 25% Off Of Economy Awards October 9 – June 30, 2018 (Book By August 29)

Qantas has launched 25% off Classic Flight Rewards using Qantas Points for travel between October 9 – June 30, 2017. This offer must be booked by August 29.

Qantas Classic Flight Rewards Sale

The offer is valid on all ECONOMY award travel that is operated by Qantas, Jetstar, Jetstar Asia and Jetstar Japan.

Qantas 25% Economy Classic Rewards Discount For Travel July 18 – May 6, 2018 (Book By May 29)

Qantas has launched another 25% off Classic Rewards sale for travel between July 18 – May 6, 2018, when booked by May 29.

Qantas Classic Rewards 25 Percent Sale

This offer is valid only on Qantas flights and if there is flight operated on another airline on the same itinerary it is not eligible for the discount.

Qantas Bans Pensioner For Life Over Pie Incident

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Qantas has banned Perth resident for life after the pensioner pushed pie into the face of the Qantas CEO Mr. Joyce.

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Mr. Joyce was giving a speech on Tuesday last week at an event when this incident happened.

Airfare of the Day: How Much Extra Are You Willing To Pay For A Direct Flight?

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Direct flights are usually more expensive than connecting flights. Airlines know that customers are willing to pay extra in order to avoid connections, especially the always time-constricted business travelers.

The question to ask is how much is too much when it comes to a direct flight. The recently announced Qantas direct service between London and Perth (John talked about it back in December) is probably an example of an airline revenue manager gone greedy. Their inaugural prices are making the news, and not exactly because of how cheap they are.

Hilton Honors Up To Quadruple Qantas Points For Stays April 9 – July 31, 2017

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Hilton Honors has launched a new promotion for Qantas frequent flyer stays between April 9 – July 31, 2017.

Hilton Honors Qantas Frequent Flier Quadruple Qantas Points April 9 - July 31 2017

Qantas Frequent Flyer (that’s the name of their program) members earn quadruple Qantas Points for stays in Asia-Pacific and double worldwide.

Review: Qantas Flight 12 JFK-LAX-SYD Business Class

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Last week I got to try one of the more unique flights around, Qantas’s one-stop flight from New York JFK to Sydney. What makes this flight unique is that it includes a stopover at LAX, which I believe makes the JFK-LAX segment the only US domestic flight operated by a foreign carrier.

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The US Department of Transportation does not allow foreign carriers to operate passenger routes solely within the United States.  However, no current passenger aircraft in operation today would have the range to be able to fly from JFK-SYD nonstop (9,950 miles).  So LAX is more of a refueling stop on this flight, and although tickets can be sold for departure from either JFK or LAX, Qantas is not allowed to sell tickets for just the JFK-LAX portion.

Qantas Frequent Flyer Double Points For Flights February 1 – January 7, 2018 (Book January 19 – 23)

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Qantas Frequent Flyer (that is the name of their program) has launched a double points promotion for flights taken between February 1 – January 7, 2018, that are booked January 19 – 23, 2017.

Qantas Frequent Flier Double Points February 1 - January 7 2018

Eligible flights are all domestic Qantas flights and international Qantas flights that are both operated and marketed by the airline.

Qantas London – Perth Direct Starting March 2018

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Qantas made an announcement on Sunday that the airline would start direct service between London Heathrow and Perth in Western Australia in March 2018 using Boeing 787-900.

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Qantas currently serves London via Dubai from both Sydney and Melbourne. Previously, the airline connected Australia and Europe via points in Asia.

Hilton HHonors Qantas Frequent Flier Triple Points November 1 – January 31, 2017

Hilton HHonors has launched a bonus miles offer for Qantas Frequent Flier program member stays November 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017.

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Members can earn triple Qantas points for their stays worldwide during promotional period.

LAX Layover Lounge Hopping

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I recently had a fairly long layover at LAX about a week and a half ago on my way to Hong Kong and had the chance to visit several airline lounges there and wanted to write a post to talk about my experiences and what I liked and disliked about each.

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I flew on American Airlines for this trip, and being an Executive Platinum member of AA’s AAdvantage frequent flyer program (One World Emerald) and having a Priority Pass Select membership through my Citi Prestige credit card, I am able to access to quite a few lounges here.

Le Club AccorHotels Qantas 1,000 Bonus Points Per Stay July 16 – September 30, 2016

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Le Club AccorHotels has launched a bonus miles promotion for Qantas member stays in Australia between July 19 – September 30, 2016 (must book by September 12).

Le Club AccorHotels Qantas 1,000 Bonus Points Per Stay July 16 – September 30, 2016

The offer is valid for stays of minimum two nights in Australia and by Le Club AccorHotels members with an address in the same country.

‘Explosive’ WiFi Hotspot Name Grounds Qantas Flight For Two Hours

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A suspiciously named mobile hot spot let to a long delay of a Qantas flight from Melbourne to Perth last weekend after a passenger discovered it on her phone and freaked out.

QF A330 copyThe network entitled ‘Mobile Detonation Device’ caused concern for the captain of the flight to have the plane thoroughly checked.

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