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Malaysia Airlines set announce deal for 787 aircraft

Sep 12, 2017 No Comments by

Malaysia Airlines is set to announce a deal for up to eight Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The type of 787 has not been disclosed at this time. The deal, worth more than US$1.8 billion at list prices, is expected to be one of the announcements that will be made after Najib meets with US President Donald Trump […]

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QANTAS will fly Sydney – London via Singapore – suspends Dubai

Aug 31, 2017 No Comments by

QANTAS will once again resume services from Sydney to London via Singapore. The carrier’s daily flagship flight QF1/QF2 which has been operating via Dubai since March 2013 will operate via Singapore’s Changi Airport effective 25 March 2018. It effectively means QANTAS will no longer serve Dubai in its own right. At the same time the […]

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QANTAS celebrates 30 year frequent flyer milestone

Aug 19, 2017 No Comments by

QANTAS celebrated 30 years of its frequent flyer program in style. The national carrier hosted a lavish invitation only VIP event on 18 August 2017 at Sydney’s iconic Foundation Hall at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The cocktail function was attended by a select group of top tier frequent flyer members, celebrities, senior management including […]

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Emirates changes Advanced Seat Reservations policy

Aug 18, 2017 No Comments

Emirates has announced further changes to its “Advanced Seat Reservations” policy. In October 2016, in line with partner airlines QANTAS, Emirates began to charge for Economy Class seat selection. These charges were exempt for First, Business and Economy Flex passengers, in addition to top tier frequent flyer members of Emirates and QANTAS. Effective 20 August […]

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Malaysia Airlines migrates to the Amadeus reservation system

Jun 08, 2017 No Comments

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) will transition to the Amadeus Altéa passenger services system (PSS) on 10 June 2017. The Amadeus booking booking platform is used by over 120 airlines worldwide, including Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, QANTAS and most recently USA based Southwest Airlines which migrated to the new system last month. The new system will replace […]

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Flight suspensions to the State of Qatar and their immediate impact

Jun 06, 2017 No Comments

The United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain and Egypt have announced they have cut all diplomatic ties with the State of Qatar. These four nations allege that Qatar is involved in supporting extremist activities. All air services between these four nations and Qatar have been suspended until further notice. […]

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John Travolta donates his QANTAS Boeing 707 to HARS Albion Park

May 27, 2017 No Comments

John Travolta has donated one of his private jets, a Boeing 707-138B which sports a retro QANTAS livery to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) in Albion Park, NSW, Australia. The aircraft will join the Boeing 747-438 reg VH-OJA donated by QANTAS in 2015. In the press release dated 27 May 2017, Mr Travolta states: […]

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Emirates’ new First Class configuration revealed?

May 23, 2017 No Comments

The configuration for the much anticipated new Emirates First Class product may have been revealed. Seat maps on the carrier’s daily Dubai – Seattle Boeing 777-300ER operated services (EK229/EK230) show a different seating configuration from 01 December 2017. The present First Class product on the Emirates Boeing 777-300ERs/200LRs feature 8 Suites in a 1 x […]

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Alaska Airlines will offer flights from Boeing’s iconic Paine Field

May 18, 2017 No Comments

Alaska Airlines will launch regular scheduled flights late 2018 from Everett’s Paine Field in Washington State. Apart from giving residents another alternative to using Seattle’s Sea-Tac (Seattle-Tacoma) International Airport, this is great news for aviation geeks as it is Boeing’s main production factory for aircraft such as the 747 and 777. Alaska Airlines CEO Brad […]

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Southwest Airlines migrates to new reservation system

May 09, 2017 No Comments

Southwest Airlines migrated to a new reservations system on Tuesday, 08 May 2017. America’s original low-cost carrier will use the Amadeus Altéa platform to perform its reservation and check-in functions. This system is used by major airlines such as QANTAS, British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines. The Madrid-based Amadeus in fact has over 100 airlines […]

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