Archive for April, 2014

QANTAS will reuse open wine bottles in Domestic Business Class

Apr 22, 2014 No Comments by

Effective 24 April 2014 on domestic Australian Business Class flights, QANTAS has advised its cabin crew that open wine bottles that have not been fully utilised, should be stowed and reused on the next flight sector. Presently any opened wine bottles that are not fully used are discarded at the end of each fight sector. […]

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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

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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