The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has officially approved the Qantas-Emirates alliance, meaning the two airlines can begin co-operating fully from April. What does that mean for passengers?
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Qantas is still waiting on final regulatory approval for its tie-up with Emirates, but continues to plan towards the expected rollout at the end of March. This week, it revealed more details on luggage allowances and frequent flyer benefits in the new scheme. Here's what you need to know.
Qantas announced plans for an alliance with Emirates back in September, but the deal required approval by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The ACCC has given provisional approval to the deal, but has halved its length and imposed conditions on the New Zealand routes covered by the airlines.
I was on Ten Breakfast this morning, talking about Dubai's new status as a destination for Aussies following Qantas' tie-up with Emirates. Hit the link to see the full clip.
Presuming the Qantas-Emirates alliance is approved, from April next year you'll have a choice of 98 flights a week between Australia and Dubai on an A380. Given that there will be points equivalence and lounge access, how will you choose between the two? Scheduling aside, the biggest difference will be how the planes are rigged out, so let's see what is currently on offer.
Qantas and Emirates have announced a 10-year partnership which will see Dubai become the main connecting hub for European flights, timings change for flights to Asia and Qantas' long-standing partnership with British Airways effectively end. How will that alter your flying habits? Here's what you need to know.