Qantas’ new non-stop route to Europe takes off

Qantas’ new non-stop route to Europe takes off

The Flying Kangaroo is to make an overdue return to Paris,timed to coincide with the Olympic Games.

  • byAnthony Dennis

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Meet the flight attendant who’s been in the air for 50 years

Meet the flight attendant who’s been in the air for 50 years

When Kevin Yakas signed up with Air New Zealand 50 years ago,male flight attendants were rare. They weren’t even allowed in the cabin.

Airline review:Economy class on the ‘World’s Best Airline’ for 2024
★★★★½
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Airline review:Economy class on the ‘World’s Best Airline’ for 2024

Someone give this crew a gold medal – their service is exemplary.

  • byUte Junker
Flying to Europe? Here’s how to get a free (or cheap) stopover on the way

Flying to Europe? Here’s how to get a free (or cheap) stopover on the way

Why arrive exhausted? Some airlines are offering a free stopover,while others offer major discounts on hotel stays and more.

  • byJulietta Jameson
I flew 300 hours in economy class last year. Here’s how I get the best seat

I flew 300 hours in economy class last year. Here’s how I get the best seat

When faced with long-haul horror,gaining a spare seat or an entire row of seats on “full” flights demands strategy and tactics.

  • byFlip Byrnes
Airline review:This cheap (nearly) lie-flat bed is perk-free but worth it
★★★★
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Airline review:This cheap (nearly) lie-flat bed is perk-free but worth it

There are no screens in this budget business class,but the best entertainment of all is being able to sleep.

  • byKate Allman
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Bags,meals and TV:On codeshare flights,which airline’s rules apply?

Bags,meals and TV:On codeshare flights,which airline’s rules apply?

If you’ve booked your flight with Qantas,but your flight is being “operated by Jetstar”,can you still expect checked luggage and meals to be included?

  • byMichael Gebicki
Amid plenty of bad news,one airline in our region is flying high

Amid plenty of bad news,one airline in our region is flying high

Fiji’s national carrier beat out Qantas and Air New Zealand to be named the region’s best airline in the World Airline Awards.

  • byJulietta Jameson
I wore pyjamas for two flights and a seven-hour stopover. I had no choice
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I wore pyjamas for two flights and a seven-hour stopover. I had no choice

A spilt coffee and desperation saw me wandering around airports dressed only in a faded pair of Qantas pyjamas.

  • bySue Wallace
Airline review:Qantas economy surprisingly good,despite codeshare woes
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Airline review:Qantas economy surprisingly good,despite codeshare woes

It turns out Qantas and its codeshare partner don’t speak to each other,which causes a few hassles on an otherwise comfortable flight.

  • byKatrina Lobley
New two-in-one,$230 million hotel ready to open at Melbourne Airport

New two-in-one,$230 million hotel ready to open at Melbourne Airport

The first new hotel at Melbourne Airport in 20 years will add 464 three- and four-star rooms to the location,with no shuttle required.

  • byJulietta Jameson