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QANTAS resumes services to Osaka-Kansai

Jul 27, 2017 No Comments by

QANTAS will resume services to Osaka Kansai (KIX). Flights will operate seasonally from Sydney to Kansai from 14 December 2017 to 24 March 2018 thrice weekly. The carrier will use two-class configured Airbus A330 aircraft. These flights will complement Jetstar’s 787 operated services from the Gold Coast and Cairns to Osaka. These new flights will […]

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Malaysia Airlines implements revised seating policy

Jun 19, 2017 No Comments by

Malaysia Airlines has now implemented a revised seating policy. Passengers travelling on Malaysia Airlines will now be charged to selected their preferred seats. This move brings the Malaysian carrier in line with its oneworld Alliance partner airlines such as QANTAS and British Airways.  The charge applies to passengers travelling in Economy Class. First and Business Class, […]

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Malaysia Airlines migrates to the Amadeus reservation system

Jun 08, 2017 No Comments by

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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QANTAS 747s to Auckland in June and July

Jun 08, 2017 No Comments

QANTAS will be increasing capacity on services between Sydney and Auckland during the British & Irish Lions Rugby Tour of New Zealand for June and July 2017. This good news for Rugby fans but even better news for fans and planespotters of the “Queen of the Skies” is that selected flights will be operated by the Boeing […]

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

Apr 28, 2017 No Comments

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

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

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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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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