Qantas has rolled out an interesting promotion, discounting tickets by the exact price a U.S. passport costs (US$135) in order to promote flights to Australia.
Alaska Airlines Double Mileage Plan Miles On Qantas Economy Flights Between North America And Australia November 1 – May 31, 2018
Alaska Airlines has launched new Mileage Plan promotion for Qantas economy class flights between North America and Australia.
Mileage Plan members can earn double award miles for Qantas marketed and operated economy flights between November 1 – May 31, 2018. Registration for this offer is required.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
The offer is valid on all ECONOMY award travel that is operated by Qantas, Jetstar, Jetstar Asia and Jetstar Japan.
Qantas has launched another 25% off Classic Rewards sale for travel between July 18 – May 6, 2018, when booked by May 29.
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 has banned Perth resident for life after the pensioner pushed pie into the face of the Qantas CEO Mr. Joyce.
Mr. Joyce was giving a speech on Tuesday last week at an event when this incident happened.
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.
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.
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 (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.
Eligible flights are all domestic Qantas flights and international Qantas flights that are both operated and marketed by the airline.
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.
Qantas currently serves London via Dubai from both Sydney and Melbourne. Previously, the airline connected Australia and Europe via points in Asia.
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.
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.