This week, Qantas' first 787-9 Dreamliner - dubbed 'Great Southern Land' - embarked on its first commercial flight from Melbourne to LA direct. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the Business, Premium Economy and Economy seats before its maiden voyage. Here are the photos!
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Qantas and Boeing officially unveiled the first 787-9 Dreamliner to join the Australian airline's fleet today: the Great Southern Land. Built to maximise customer comfort and fuel efficiency, the long-range aircraft will make nonstop routes to far-flung locations possible while minimising jet lag. First routes: Melbourne to Los Angles and Perth to London!
Booking free or discounted flights is one of the most popular ways to redeem Qantas points. However, the Qantas Frequent Flyer website has never been particularly user-friendly. Qantas is looking to fix this issue with the introduction of 'Where Can I Go?'; an interactive map that allows customers to search and explore travel destinations using Classic Flight Rewards, Points Plus Pay or cash. Here are the details.
According to Qantas' latest financial results, its domestic trial of free Wi-Fi has gone swimmingly -- so much so that from late next month, the airline plans to "accelerate" the service's rollout.
Qantas' fleet of 12 Airbus A380s will be getting a major multi-million dollar cabin upgrade, with an emphasis on passenger comfort on long haul flights. Changes include redesigned seating configurations, new in-flight passenger lounges and larger entertainment screens.
However, the bulk of the improvements appear to be geared towards first, business and premium economy passengers. Here's what you need to know.
We joke about Economy being cattle class for a reason. There’s not a lot of room to move. Airlines squeeze as much human mass into the confines of an aircraft as possible, so you want to maximise every centimetre of space you can. I’m pretty small and compact, so I can fit in most seats with ease, but if you’re looking for a little extra room, we’ve done the leg work for you.
Qantas confirmed in a statement this morning that passengers will need to arrive at the airport two hours before a domestic flight to allow for additional security screening.
The amped-up security measures were put in place by the Australian Government after four people were arrested in connection to a suspected terrorist plot to bring down an aircraft.
Arriving at the airport much earlier than your actual flight time is good advice in general, but thanks to recently introduced "security measures" from the government, the major airlines are now recommending international passengers arrive up to three hours before their scheduled departure times and two hours for domestic trips.
Going on holidays is exciting. It's a chance to explore and discover new places, unwind from your daily life and create memories that will last a lifetime.
But it isn't all whimsy and fantasy -- some logistics are needed so you have the best time possible. Here are some tips on how to organise your next trip
Dear Lifehacker, I am starting to collect points from different airlines. I am starting to sign up to credit cards as a part of my effort to do so -- Amex has been rewarding because we can transfer the points to Singapore Airlines, Etihad, and so on. Do you have any tips to earn more points? I know buying wine from the Qantas online store is one of the best ways, but I don’t spend on wine.
Last week, we brought you the news about Qantas' fancy new premium economy seats. The redesigned for the 787 Dreamliner are 10 per cent wider than the existing premium economy cabin on its Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 superjumbo, and also boast a deeper recline. Here are more details.