Category Archives for Qantas.

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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More Award Seats? Qantas Boosting DFW-SYD Service over the Holidays

Award travel between the US and Australia is notoriously one of the most difficult routes to book—especially with OneWorld using American Airlines miles. AA’s restrictive routing rules and delayed award availability compared to other partners makes it a challenge to redeem on any of the Qantas operated direct US-Australia flights. We have previously covered a neat trick that would let you “hold” seats.…

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Further Cuts to Emirates Chauffeur-Drive, This Time Impacting Qantas Codeshares

For the longest time, Emirates has offered (and arguably still does) one of the most generous chauffeur-drive programs, whereby they provide free chauffeur service to and from the airport for passengers confirmed in Business or First Class. With a very small number of exceptions (such as their sub-3-hour hop between Hong Kong and Bangkok), the service was…

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Trick to Hold Qantas First Class Awards for AA w/out BA Avios

As a member of the Juicy Miles team, I’ve noticed that one of the most popular destinations for award booking assistance is travel to Australia. Incidentally, Australia is one of the toughest awards to book. Simply put, you don’t get to really decide when you want to go. Rather, you look at what is available and then plan your…

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Qantas to Enforce Dress Code in Lounges

Qantas will begin enforcing a “smart casual” dress code in its lounges in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, and Adelaide airports this April according to Yahoo! Travel. The restrictions actually aren’t new, though they were never previously enforced. Sandals, singlets (I had to google this one), clothing with offensive images/slogans, and shorts will be prohibited.…

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