Zone A First Cabin on QANTAS 747 VH-OEB gets a refresh

Apr 28, 2017 No Comments by

Business Class passengers travelling in Zone A, the iconic “nose” section  aboard QANTAS’ Boeing 747-400 registration VH-OEB would have been in for quite a treat. The cabin has been recently refreshed. The seats have have received new padding and coverings in a deep blue colour. The cabin has new carpet along with a general refresh […]

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QANTAS 787-9 Perth-London schedules announced

Apr 27, 2017 No Comments by

The much anticipated QANTAS Boeing 787-9 non-stop flights from Perth to London Heathrow will commence on 24 March 2018. The carrier has confirmed the flight would originate in Melbourne Tullamarine leaving directly from the International Terminal (MEL T2). For the Perth – London leg the flight will depart from QANTAS own terminal (T3/T4) which have […]

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QANTAS 787-9 delivery dates and registrations

Apr 26, 2017 No Comments by

The registrations and tentative delivery dates for the first four QANTAS’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners are: VH-ZNA due for delivery 12 October 2017 VH-ZNB due for delivery 01 December 2017 VH-ZNC due for delivery 31 December 2017 VH-ZND due for delivery 22 February 2018 The three-class configured aircraft has a total of 236 seats made up […]

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Emirates clarifies laptop/electronics ban

Mar 24, 2017 No Comments

In a memo to the travel industry Emirates has clarified the what the laptop/electronics ban means for travelers on services to the USA. The Dubai based carrier has confirmed that the restrictions do no apply to travelers on non-stop flights from Dubai to the United Kingdom, including those operated by partner airline QANTAS. Unlike the […]

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Virgin Australia confirms Melbourne – Hong Kong flights

Mar 21, 2017 No Comments

Virgin Australia has announced its new Hong Kong flights will operate non-stop from Melbourne Tullamarine airport. The flights are scheduled to commence from 05 July 2017 initially five times weekly in collaboration with the HNA Group of airlines such as Hong Kong Airlines. VA will use two-class configured Airbus A330-200 aircraft. Virgin’s arrival on this […]

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Cathay Pacific looks set to add Christchurch

Feb 21, 2017 No Comments

Cathay Pacific is likely to announce service to Christchurch, New Zealand. This would be the carrier’s second station in New Zealand after Auckland. According to sources at Cathay Pacific, the new service from Hong Kong to Christchurch would be season operating from October to March during the Southern Hemisphere summer. Flights will operate four times […]

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Virgin Australia confirms flights to Hong Kong

Feb 17, 2017 No Comments

Virgin Australia has confirmed it will operate Airbus A330 services from Australia to Hong Kong starting in middle of 2017. It has not yet been announced from which Australian city these new services will operate from at this time. Flights will be operated in collaboration with the airlines of VA shareholder HNA Aviation Group. These […]

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Tigerair Australia permanently cancels all Bali flights

Feb 03, 2017 No Comments

Tigerair Australia has communicated that it will permanently discontinue its Australia to Denpasar Bali flights. Virgin Australia’s wholly owned subsidiary was forced to suspend flights earlier in January at the request of the Indonesian authorities due to licencing issues. Tigerair used Virgin Australia 737 aircraft for the services from Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth to Australia. […]

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Japan Airlines introduces 787-9 services to Sydney

Jan 20, 2017 No Comments

Japan Airlines will finally offer 787-9 service on its daily Tokyo Narita to Sydney service effective 26 March 2017. The airline presently offers a four class configured Boeing 777-300ER. The change to 787 will mean First Class will no longer be offered to Sydney. Japan Airlines’ 787-9 a configured in Business, Premium Economy and Economy […]

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British Airways “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew will strike on 10 January

Jan 04, 2017 No Comments

British Airways’ “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew are set to strike on 10 January 2017 for a period of 48 hours. The threat of industrial action was suspended before Christmas after BA put forward a revised pay offer negotiated with Unite after four days at the conciliation service, ACAS. This has since been rejected by the union’s […]

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