INSIDER – NO LUGGAGE LAG

HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR LUGGAGE LANDS WHEN YOU DO ARE you one of those savvy travellers who can cram everything needed for a trip into a carry-on bag? Or do you prefer bundling a bit more stuff into the suitcase you check at departures and retrieve from the luggage carousel at your destination? You’re notContinue reading “INSIDER – NO LUGGAGE LAG”

NEWS – LATAM FLIGHTS

DIRECT SANTIAGO SERVICE IT’S about to get a whole lot easier for Aussie travellers to reach South America with LATAM Airlines announcing direct flights between Sydney and Santiago. The new non-stop service will start on October 27 and include three direct flights a week between Sydney and the Chilean capital, with another four hops continuingContinue reading “NEWS – LATAM FLIGHTS”

Finding flight deals hints …

THE logistics involved in planning a trip may seem tedious but there are plenty of online travel tools to help search, compare and book the best flights, hotels and holiday package deals without having to do a lot of legwork. The team at Webjet — Australia’s largest online travel agent — has provided an insider’sContinue reading “Finding flight deals hints …”

Secrets to kids flying solo …

→ Good preparation helps kids deal with flying alone … CHILDREN have been flying solo long before a cheeky 12-year-old boy pinched his passport and used his mother’s credit card to secure a seat on a flight to Bali. Boarding an aircraft alone is part of the school-holiday routine for youngsters with a parent or grandparentContinue reading “Secrets to kids flying solo …”

QF unveils Perth lounge …

QANTAS has unveiled the new Perth transit lounge a day before the first direct flight to London departs the West Australian capital. The airline is working to improving the health and comfort of those completing the 18-hour flight between Australia and England with customers entitled to access the lounge set to benefit from stretching classes,Continue reading “QF unveils Perth lounge …”

Sky-high hydration …

WE’VE all been there. Crawling from an aircraft after an arduous long-haul flight feeling like death warmed up and spending the next few days blaming jet lag for every debilitating symptom from lethargy and headaches to burning eyes and constipation. But, more often than not, the culprit is simple dehydration brought on by spending hoursContinue reading “Sky-high hydration …”

Chef ​Luke moves up …

VIETNAM Airlines has added favourite Australian chef Luke Nguyen to its register of “global cuisine ambassadors” with the celebrity set to put his stamp on the in-flight menu. During the next three years the author and television host will develop a selection of dishes to be added to the business-class menu on flights between AustraliaContinue reading “Chef ​Luke moves up …”

Understanding air miles …

THERE’S nothing better than sinking into a plane seat knowing the flight comes without a price tag. The orange juice is sweeter, the blanket softer, the movies more entertaining, and the journey turbulence-free when loyalty, savvy shopping, and smart decisions come together to grab a free flight or secure an upgrade to a cabin furtherContinue reading “Understanding air miles …”

QF’s new long-haul menu …

A HERBAL tea blend created especially for Qantas is just one of the menu items ready for passengers travelling on the Flying Kangaroo’s new non-stop flights between Perth and London. The Dreamliner 787 menu has been created to increase hydration, encourage sleep and help reduce jet lag for those embarking on the long-haul service whichContinue reading “QF’s new long-haul menu …”

In position for plane sleeping …

There are two types of people, those who can sleep on planes and others who spend hours staring at the seat in front of them as they hop across countries. For those skilled at upright slumber it’s as easy as closing their eyes while flyers who struggle try everything from noise-cancelling headphones to a BaileysContinue reading “In position for plane sleeping …”

Emirates 777 cabin update …

NOVEMBER has been a big month for the airlines with a second carrier unveiling an innovative cabin upgrade. First Singapore Airlines previewed the four cabin categories that will be introduced next month when the brand starts upgrading its A380 fleet, and now Emirates has wowed the aviation community with a new-look interior for its 777s.Continue reading “Emirates 777 cabin update …”

Singapore’s A380 cabin upgrade …

SINGAPORE Airlines has set a new standard in sky-high comfort by unveiling the next generation of “cabin products”. The airline, known as an innovator when it comes to aircraft interiors, has invested four years in designing the new passenger spaces that will feature across all four cabin categories in the A380 after a fleet refurbishmentContinue reading “Singapore’s A380 cabin upgrade …”

SQ183 sunset …

Where … Flying on a Singapore Airlines’ 777 from Saigon to Singapore When … Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 9.09pm What … A delayed departure from Saigon, and a command from Singapore air traffic control to slow down by doing lazy circles in the sky while flying south along the Malay Peninsula, put my planeContinue reading “SQ183 sunset …”

Numbers show Air NZ service …

AIR New Zealand is beginning the next financial year by looking back at customer data from the past 12 months and revealing some interesting insights into guest travel preferences. The Kiwi carrier, which operates around 176,000 flights every year to facilitate more than 15 million customer journeys, took care of its youngest fliers by issuingContinue reading “Numbers show Air NZ service …”

Flying Kangaroo hops to Tokyo …

AUSTRALIANS now have another flight option for reaching Tokyo with the first Qantas service between Melbourne and Tokyo’s Narita Airport departing on December 16. The daily hop, which will use upgraded Airbus A330-300 aircraft featuring a two-class cabin with Qantas’ signature Marc Newson interiors, departs Melbourne at 9:15am and leaves Narita at 7pm for theContinue reading “Flying Kangaroo hops to Tokyo …”

Hints on defeating jet lag …

WHEN it comes to travel milestones 1971 was a big year. On January 15 Pan Am christened the first Boeing 747 to join its fleet – and the first Jumbo Jet to go into commercial service – with the inaugural passenger flight coming six days later from New York to London. Suddenly, international travel wasContinue reading “Hints on defeating jet lag …”

Air NZ’s Hollywood-style safety …

AIR New Zealand is continuing its tradition of making quirky safety videos with Anna Faris and Rhys Darby teaming up to craft a Hollywood themed before-takeoff briefing. The video is called Safety in Hollywood and was filmed at Warner Bros Studios in Los Angeles with Rhys, a New Zealand actor and comedian, attempting to convince theContinue reading “Air NZ’s Hollywood-style safety …”

Lounging with Air NZ …

AIR New Zealand’s newest lounge will be unveiled at Brisbane Airport’s international terminal tomorrow. The contemporary space – a purpose-built architecturally-designed lounge that can accommodate almost 200 customers – occupies a 771sqm plot in a corner of the terminal with 70 per cent more seating that the previous location. “We’re proud to offer our customersContinue reading “Lounging with Air NZ …”

Airlines in 2015 …

AIR travel was big news in 2014, but for all the wrong reasons. Instead of hearing about the development of innovative aircraft, the addition of new routes and improvements to customer service, the headlines were dominated by the loss of two Malaysian Airline planes with the occasional story about plunging profits and staff cuts. WhileContinue reading “Airlines in 2015 …”