Qantas passengers travelling from Australia to Chicago will soon be able to fly the popular 787 Dreamliner when connecting with American Airlines at Los Angeles International Airport.
The number of airlines flying between Australia and the USA has grown to seven, thanks to the recent launch of daily American Airlines flights to Los Angeles. With multiple daily non-stop services, the competition has never been hotter, and for passengers, it’s never been a cheaper time to travel.
Airline safety is a big factor in a person’s decision to fly, or not to fly, to their destination. The list of the world’s safest and most unsafe airlines has just been released from Australian ratings company Airlineratings.com which marks each airline out of seven stars based on select criteria.
It’s been a busy couple of years for American Airlines. In just the last twelve months, the Dallas/Ft. Worth based airline successfully worked its way through a number of prickly challenges. As part of the completed merger with US Airways, American successfully integrated the reservations systems and frequent flyer programs of the two airlines while amalgamating airport facilities and labour seniority lists.
For the third time in five years, Qatar Airways has taken out the gong for best airline in the world. The Skytrax World Airline Awards for 2015 were determined by 18.9 million reviewers world-wide. But who rounded out the top 10 world’s best airlines? Find out here.
It may be the world’s largest continent, but so much is unknown about remote, mountainous Antarctica. A land of mystery, intrigue and adventure, it’s no wonder this icy destination features high on many traveller’s bucket lists. The flying kangaroo has taken us even further down under with this one day sightseeing tour from Adelaide to Antarctica.
If you’re an ‘avgeek’ (a fan of all things aviation) then there are always must-dos on your fly list – especially the ones that will secure certain bragging rights. It may be flying the latest aircraft from Boeing or Airbus such as the A380, B787 or A350. It could be the elusive First Class, seat 1A on your favourite airline of choice, while for others it may be to fly the world’s longest route. Whichever category strikes your fancy and gets your jet fuel juices flowing the most, the longest flight is one which avgeeks like to discuss as it’s often hotly contested based on how it’s measured.
New government aviation security measures have been introduced for all passengers travelling with electronic devices. If you are travelling with your iPad, iPhone or mobile/cell phone, laptop or other electronic devices then you need to be aware of the new aviation security measures in effect from July 2014. This is what you need to know in order to avoid having your electronic devices confiscated without having to go through the hassle of being denied boarding should you refuse to give these items up. Read more
Let’s face it, most people book their flights based on the cheapest fare or the best schedule, however airline safety should also be a top consideration for passengers. This week the West Australian News presented the www.airlineratings.com survey listing their picks for the best and worst airlines in the world based on the combined criteria of safety and service.
Do you have a Christmas wish? Do you believe in Christmas miracles? This week Canada’s second largest airline WestJet set out to create a Christmas miracle of their own, making some passengers’ dreams come true on one very special flight. Little did these unsuspecting flyers know what was waiting for them when they arrived at their destination.
Are you travelling on a domestic flight in America soon? A recent survey by Consumer Reports asked over 16,600 subscribers to rank their favourite domestic US airlines to fly. There were a couple of clear winners while others didn’t fair so well. Here we have a look at the survey responses and give you some information on each airline.
Hawaiian Airlines is set to be the only US mainline carrier to offer the iPad Mini for entertainment on-board their 767-300 aircraft. Currently Hawaiian Airlines serves Brisbane Australia, Asia, South Pacific and select US destinations on the Boeing 767 meaning an entertainment unit will now be available to reserve at time of booking. Guests may also hire the device on board.
United Airlines recently announced a new aircraft type for their service to Australia from both Los Angeles and San Francisco. The current 747-400 aircraft will be replaced with the newer, more fuel efficient 777-200ER from April 2014. So what does this mean for travellers?
Hawaii and mainland USA are set to become more accessible for Queenslanders. From 28 November 2012, Hawaiian Airlines will become the first US airline to fly to Queensland when they commence non-stop service between Brisbane and Honolulu. Offering three departures per week every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evening, the Boeing 767-300ER aircraft will return to Brisbane with an early afternoon departure from Honolulu.