Cathay Pacific announces Manchester services

Apr 10, 2014 No Comments by

Cathay Pacific has announced the resumption of services to Manchester, UK. Effective 08 December 2014, the carrier will commence four times-weekly services from Hong Kong using  three class Boeing 777-300ER offering new Business, Premium Economy and Economy. Manchester will be the airline’s second UK gaterway after London Heathrow, which is already served 4 times daily. […]

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QANTAS’ commitment to Singapore: the numbers show a different story

Apr 09, 2014 No Comments by

It’s now just on over a year since QANTAS aligned itself with Emirates and shifted its hub from Singapore’s Changi to Dubai for its London flights. There were strong concerns that the airline would almost abandon Singapore. QANTAS quickly put these concerns to rest with lots of press releases and quotes saying it was extremely […]

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QANTAS to “tax” its Dallas bound customers

Apr 04, 2014 No Comments by

QANTAS will introduce a “Q surcharge” on all passengers on its daily Sydney – Dallas/Ft Worth QF7 service effective for all tickets issued from 11 April 2014. In a press release to travel agents the carrier states the surcharge is warranted due to “high demand” on the route. The following charges, reflected as a “Q […]

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QANTAS creates its own “challenging environment” with its fares

Apr 03, 2014 No Comments

We’ve heard so many reasons as to why QANTAS finds itself in such a difficult state these days. QANTAS management have thrown around the usual buzz phrases about “uneven playing fields”, “unfair advantages”, “lower cost bases by competitors” and obviously the restrictions of the “QANTAS Sale Act”. There is possibly some truth to these factors […]

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Jetstar announces Brisbane – Honolulu flights

Apr 02, 2014 No Comments

Jetstar has announced it will commence Brisbane to Honolulu flights from 15 December 2014. Flights will be operated by two class Airbus A330-200 aircraft. Frequency will be thrice weekly during peak season and twice weekly at other times. These new services remain subject to Government and regulatory approval. This market has seen significant growth, with […]

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British Airways announces new First Class for its 787-9 Dreamliners

Mar 12, 2014 No Comments

British Airways has announced that its new 787-9 Dreamliners, the first of which is set to arrive later in 2015 will offer four classes of services with First, Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller cabins. The airline also confirmed the aircraft will offer a next generation “evolved” First product. Frank van der Post, BA […]

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QANTAS announces changes to operations

Feb 27, 2014 No Comments

The key changes announced for the group financial results on 27 February for the operations side are: – Removing the Perth – Singapore flight in the first quarter of the financial year 2014/2015. This effectively means no international QF operated flights left at Perth. – All Sydney – Singapore and all Brisbane – Singapore services […]

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QANTAS at a crossroads: those to blame for the crisis refuse to take credit for it.

Feb 26, 2014 No Comments

It seems QANTAS’ woes and the state it finds itself in is being blamed on a number of factors ranging from uneven playing fields, the high Australian dollar, the low Australian dollar, a shortage in some good Chardonnay wine, Australia’s high labour costs, Justin Bieber, the QANTAS Sale Act, Virgin Australia, Miley Cyrus’ tounge and […]

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QANTAS Martin Grant copy Uniforms on sale to general public

Feb 25, 2014 No Comments

In a very bizarre and potentially very embarassing  situation for QANTAS  it seems that the latest Martin Grant designed uniforms are actually available for purchase to the general public through online retailer AliExpress. While there is no direct mention to QANTAS with the garment being marketed as a “Celeb Patchwork Evening Dress” there is no […]

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AHB’s tips and tricks: How to answer airline “rumours”.

Feb 24, 2014 No Comments

Today’s “AHB’s Airline Tips and Tricks” is on “Airline Public Relations – how to handle those pesky rumours”…sometimes it can get pretty hard to try and answer all those hot rumours going around. When the rumour mill is on meltdown how does one answer those rumours without actually confirming or denying the rumour? Too easy! […]

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