Australian international cabin crew gain “Yes” vote majority in an historic move

Nov 27, 2014 No Comments by

In what is possibly a world first Australian international cabin crew have successfully gained a “Yes” majority vote by way of a plebiscite aimed at making the cabin crew union that represents them more accountable to their needs. International long haul cabin crew in Australia, particularly in one of major Australian carriers, have been frustrated […]

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ALITALIA-Etihad expand Italian services

Nov 21, 2014 No Comments by

Eithad Airways, which has gained final EU clearance to become a 49% owner in Italian carrier ALITALIA, will expand its Italian operations from March 2015.  Etihad Airways presently offers daily A330 services from its Abu Dhabi hub to both Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa respectively and ALITALIA a single daily flight A330 flight from Rome […]

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Singapore Airlines to Introduce Next Generation of Cabin Products on Australian Routes

Nov 20, 2014 No Comments by

Singapore Airlines will introduced  its next generation of cabin products on  flights from Singapore to Sydney and Melbourne. The airline’s newest cabin products are featured on the new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which will be deployed on selected flights from 27 November 2014 to Sydney and from 29 March 2015 to Melbourne. The “next-generation” 777-300ER as referred to by the […]

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Seat maps for reconfigured QANTAS A330s

Nov 19, 2014 No Comments

In an Airline Hub Buzz exclusive, the seat maps for the QANTAS reconfigured A330s, featuring the new Business Suites, the seat map configuration is shown. The A330-200 and A330-300 will both have 28 seats respectively in the Business cabin. The seats are configured in a staggered “1 x 2 x 1″ layout all with direct aisle access. […]

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QANTAS “Retro Roo” 737 livery revealed

Nov 10, 2014 No Comments

Images of have emerged of QANTAS’ 75th Boeing 737-800 in a special “Retro Roo” colour scheme. The livery is based on the one that first appeared on the carrier’s 747-200s in the 1970s. It features the striking and familiar signature ochre cheatline along the fuselage as well as the “wings” on Skippy. This logo was […]

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First delivered QANTAS 747-400 “VH-OJA” to be retired in December

Nov 06, 2014 No Comments

QANTAS is set to retire its first delivered 747-400 in early December. The aircraft is registration VH-OJA “City of Canberra”. This particular aircraft has a lot of sentiment attached to it especially amongst employees airliner enthusiasts and for good reason. Apart from being the first 747-400 for QANTAS, this particular aircraft broke the world record […]

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Singapore Airlines adds Cairns with SilkAir

Nov 05, 2014 No Comments

Singapore Airlines’ regional subsidiary SilkAir will add Cairns to the networks, its second Australian city after Darwin. Cairns was last served in the 90s with Singapore Airlines A310 aircraft. Previously the route was also served by Australian Airlines prior to the carrier;s re-integration into QANTAS mainline. The new flights will be operated in a “triangular” […]

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QANTAS to go “trayless” for international economy meals

Nov 04, 2014 No Comments

QANTAS is set to change its Economy meal delivery on international services. The new product to be dubbed “New Economy” will remove the traditional tray and become “trayless”. This new move, which is designed to reduce catering centre handling costs, will allow the carrier to invest in the actual meal product thereby offering meal options […]

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Media “blackouts” at airline AGMs – technique to blanket the truth?

Oct 24, 2014 No Comments

Annual General Meetings (AGMs) for large well known companies always have the potential to be quite volatile, particularly if there are contentious issues and more importantly where the performance of the CEO and Board has been questionable in the eyes of the public. At these meetings the largest uncontrollable factor and one which worries the […]

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QANTAS starts A380 Hong Kong flights without First Class service

Oct 10, 2014 No Comments

The first QANTAS A380 service to operate as a three class service without First Class will commence tomorrow 11 Oct 2014 on the Sydney – Hong Kong QF127 flight. The carrier flagged plans earlier this year that flights from Sydney to Hong Kong would no longer offer a First Class service. First Class service ended […]

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