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Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Sweet Spots

The Cathay Pacific Asia Miles mileage redemption program has traditionally taken a back seat in frequent flier circles to the likes of American AAdvantage and British Airways Executive Club. Given all of the negative changes made to the AA and BA programs over the past several years, Asia Miles may be worth a second look…

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American & Qantas End Codeshare & Miles Earning on LAX-SYD Flights

American and Qantas this morning jointly announced that they will end codesharing between Los Angeles (LAX) and Sydney (SYD) effective February 1st. At that time, Qantas members will no longer earn miles on American operated LAX-SYD-LAX flights. No other routes are impacted including the LAX-Auckland route.   Qantas says that passengers who have already booked…

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DOT Blocks American / Qantas Joint Venture, New AA Flights to Blame?

It seems that American may have foiled their own plans for a US-Australia joint venture with oneworld partner Qantas. The DOT rejected the American / Qantas joint venture bid this morning due to competitive concerns. Of course, Delta has a joint venture in the market with Virgin Australia, while United maintains one with Air New…

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Qantas Pilots Unhappy with New Uniform Rules, Which Also Bans Gum Chewing and Trucker Mustaches

New Qantas uniforms designed by Martin Short. Source: Qantas

Qantas unveiled new uniforms for their pilots in April, and the new look with its associated guidelines came into effect today. While people seem to like the design of the uniform as a whole, The Sydney Morning Herald reports that some are raising concerns over the strict uniform guidelines. Under the new rules, pilots will have…

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Qantas Has A New Logo and New Livery!

Qantas today unveiled their new aircraft livery and logo, and it’s only the fifth update ever in Qantas’ history. The last update was done in 2007, when the airline received the A380. It’s no coincident, then, that the new logo and livery will accompany the delivery of Qantas’ 787. Alan Joyce, Qantas’ CEO said, via a…

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