Qantas pre-tax profit soars in spite of rising fuel costs

The New Zealand Herald  2018-02-22 04:28:12

Qantas pre-tax profit soared nearly 15 per cent during the last six months in spite of rising fuel costs, stronger competition on its home patch and international capacity growth. Underlying pre-tax profit ...

Qantas Airways sees record half year profits

BBC News  2018-02-22 01:41:34

Australian biggest airline beats off competition and higher fuel costs to post a 14.6% jump in profits.

Qantas unveils Aborigine artwork for latest Dreamliner ?

Breaking Travel News  2018-02-15 08:38:52

Qantas has unveiled a special livery honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians on its latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The new livery features the work of the late Northern Territory artist ...

Airlines turn to technology to solve overbooking puzzle

Reuters  2018-02-13 15:40:19

LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) - Being offered cash at the gate to take a later flight because of overbooking may become a rarity if technology being examined by major airlines such as British Airways , JetBlue ...

Emirates Engineering, Qantas sign maintenance deal  2018-02-05 14:03:44

Emirates aiming to promote Dubai as centre for Airbus A380 maintenance

Eden Park fumble forces Qantas to re-edit its new safety video

The New Zealand Herald  2018-02-02 04:28:23

Qantas is re-editing its latest inflight safety video after a New Zealand sports fan spotted a gaffe when it referred to Eden Park.The video features ''everyday Australians sharing the Aussie spirit with ...

Rare sighting: Happy Wallaby rugby fans at Eden Park in latest Qantas inflight video

The New Zealand Herald  2018-02-01 21:12:26

Qantas' latest inflight safety video features what it calls everyday Australians sharing the Aussie spirit with locals around the world, including rare scenes of Wallaby supporters looking happy at the ...

Qantas 787 completes transpacific biofuel flight

Air Transport World  2018-01-30 16:27:00

A Qantas Boeing 787-9 has flown a transpacific flight using a biofuel blend, landing in Melbourne Jan. 30 after a 15 hour flight from Los Angeles. The General Electric GEnx-powered flight used a 10% blend ...

Mustard seed powered Qantas Dreamliner heading for Melbourne

The New Zealand Herald  2018-01-29 22:57:39

The world's first dedicated biofuel flight between the United States and Australia ? using mustard seed in a Qantas Dreamliner ? is scheduled to land in Melbourne around lunch time.The flight, QF96 from ...

Qantas names latest Dreamliner ?Quokka? in honour of native species

Breaking Travel News  2018-01-15 09:46:12

Qantas? third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will be named after one of Australia?s cutest native animals, the quokka. Unique to Australia and largely found on Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth, quokkas ...

Singer denied entry to Qantas lounge over Ugg boots

The New Zealand Herald  2017-12-19 21:42:07

Australia's flagship carrier, Qantas, has refused lounge entry to a 1980s pop icon because she was wearing Ugg boots.Joanne Catherall, vocalist for English synth-pop band Human League, was denied entry ...

Qantas joins the Dreamliner club with first international flight

The New Zealand Herald  2017-12-14 04:05:39

Qantas' Dreamliner makes its international debut tomorrow between Melbourne and Los Angeles, and the plane promises to deliver insurance against any fuel price rises, says the airline's chief executive ...

Flying from Sydney to Darwin with Qantas

The New Zealand Herald  2017-12-03 21:30:00

Brian Kelly flies from Sydney to Darwin with Qantas. The plane: A Qantas 737-800. Qantas has 75 of these planes in their fleet. They carry 174 passengers. Class: Economy. There didn't seem to be any ...

Qantas unveils new lounge at London Heathrow Airport

Breaking Travel News  2017-11-29 13:00:03

Qantas has welcomed the first customers into the new spacious Qantas London Lounge at Heathrow Airport, as the airline counts down to its non-stop 787 Dreamliner flights between London and Australia.

Where pilots and cabin crew sleep on a Dreamliner

The New Zealand Herald  2017-11-27 18:37:42

It's not just business class passengers who get comfy beds in Qantas' new Dreamliner planes.Both cabin crew and the pilots have their own rest areas in the Boeing 787s, which Qantas will have eight of ...

Brexit could have 'huge implications' for aviation industry - Irish-born Quantas CEO Alan Joyce  2017-11-27 13:39:42

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has said that the aviation industry is worried about the consequences Brexit will have on global travel.

Hot stuff: Qantas to use mustard power in Dreamliner

The New Zealand Herald  2017-11-19 00:00:00

Qantas will use an industrial type mustard seed to power its new Dreamliner between Melbourne and Los Angeles.The airline is working to use Brassica Carinata (carinata), a non-food, mustard seed which ...

Flight delayed after passenger refuses to use flight mode

The New Zealand Herald  2017-11-15 08:06:12

A Qantas flight was forced to return to the gate because a passenger refused to put his tablet on flight mode as required, it has been reported.Melbourne's 3AW was told flight QF2133 from Canberra to Melbourne ...

Hooking up during a flight is getting easier with Qantas' 'accidental dating app'

The New Zealand Herald  2017-10-18 07:13:34

James Weir imagines the infinite possibilities of an accidental in-flight dating app. Hooking up 30,000 feet in the air has been made easier with a somewhat-accidental in-flight dating app.This week, ...

Marathon flights prompt big Qantas study into jet lag

The New Zealand Herald  2017-10-17 19:31:39

The prospect of 20-hour, ultra-long-haul flights and how passengers will cope has provided impetus for a study of potentially tens of thousands of people. The University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre ...