Posts Tagged ‘ Qantas ’

Forget Australia this year?

Jun 18th, 2020 | By
Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Australian tourism minister yesterday said that the Australian border might stay closed until next year for short term visitors.

Is this what flying will be like?

May 21st, 2020 | By

Airlines seem to been on the same wavelength about how to get us to fly again. Deep-cleaning and deeply-discounted fares

What does it prove?

Oct 20th, 2019 | By

How useful was the flight for us passengers to know whether we would sign up for flights of that length of time?

Flying non-stop, London –Sydney

Aug 23rd, 2019 | By

My objections to the Qantas plan is that I don’t think the results they gain will be necessarily indicative of how passengers will react.

Avoid TAP-Air Portugal?

Feb 26th, 2019 | By

Given that the airline industry records that anything under fifteen minutes is considered to be on time, some twenty-four of the fifty-one airlines would have been considered on time, all the time!

Saturday snippets: 2nd February 2019

Feb 2nd, 2019 | By

The kindness of the Jamaica Inn in Cornwall, uninformative tourism debates in parliament, exercise bikes on planes and the loss of thousands of lilos capture some of Adrian’s attention this week.

What’s hot: May 2017

Apr 30th, 2018 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world, right now

Saturday snippets: 24th March 2018

Mar 24th, 2018 | By

As the first direct flight between the UK and Australia sets off tomorrow and New York City and Honduras announce record visitor numbers, Adrian reminds readers that the shooting in southern France must not deter tourists going there.

Restrictions on “smart” luggage

Jan 8th, 2018 | By

Monday January 15th is a red-letter day for international travellers and it is now just one week away.

2017: the safest year in aviation history

Jan 3rd, 2018 | By

Airline passengers will be happy to know that 2017 was the safest year ever in aviation history.

What’s hot: May 2017

May 1st, 2017 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world right now

Saturday snippets: 25th of June 2016

Jun 25th, 2016 | By

Has Brexit been over- estimated by the travel industry? Adrian hardly mentions the subject concentrating on the Qantas competition to Sydney, The World Eskimo Olympic Games and National Tom Sawyer Day

What’s hot: April 2016

Apr 2nd, 2016 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world right now

Measuring the safest airline

Jan 20th, 2016 | By – the world’s only safety and product rating website – has announced its top twenty safest airlines and top ten safest low cost airlines for 2016 from the 407 airlines it monitors.

What’s hot: May 2013

May 1st, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller has the low-down on what’s hot in the travel world, right now

Qantas on stormy ground

Nov 5th, 2011 | By

UPDATE: 5 Nov. Qantas is now offering free tickets to anywhere in Australia to those who were caught up in the shut-down. If you were involved and haven’t been contacted by the airline, do so yourself. Passengers entitled are those with bookings between October 29-31st.
It’s been a week from hell for Qantas.

Flying on Qantas?

Oct 29th, 2011 | By

UPDATE: 30 Oct. Qantas has been ordered to re-start flights asap. At the same time, both the company and the unions have been ordered to neogtiate or face binding arbitration.

Unnatural Partners?

Jun 28th, 2011 | By

There are things that instinctively do not go together; chocolate and tinned peas, Eskimos and air conditioning and politicians and good government. Another is airline food and gourmets yet that may have happened at Qantas. They’ve started an online food and wine club for their frequent flyers.

Now it’s the Volcanoes in Chile

Jun 11th, 2011 | By

For the last week or so a volcano has been erupting in Chile. The ash cloud has risen high in the sky – now about 50,000 feet high – and is now swirling and travelling on the winds. Yet again, volcanic ash is disrupting flights.

Oprah’s Freebie

Oct 26th, 2010 | By

I think I know how Oprah Winfrey got so rich. It’s because she doesn’t have to pay for things. As her show nears the end of its 76 year continuous run or however long it’s been, some of the last remaining programmes are going to be filmed in Australia. Why Australia you might ask. Because it looks as though Tourism Australia will be picking up a large part of the bill. As are Qantas, the airline that calls itself the spirit of Australia, who are flying 300 people from the audience at which she announced the freebie and 150 staff to Australia. They will all enjoy an 8 day, all-expenses trip in December.

British Airways Charges for Seats

Sep 27th, 2009 | By

We are used to the no frills airlines charges us for just about anything that they can come up with but up until now we haven’t faced fees from UK traditional airlines.

Now BA has joined the club.