Category Archives for Qantas.

Cathay Pacific Partner Awards Go Completely Dark

Dragonair will officially be rebranded as Cathay Dragon, effective November 21, 2016.

Cathay Pacific is transitioning to a new points/mileage award seat redemption chart, and for the past two days the airline’s seats have entirely disappeared from award results queries made through partners British Airways and Qantas. This may affect those attempting to redeem certain frequent flyer miles, including American AAdvantage, or credit card rewards points for…

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Breaking: Fiji Airways Named First Partner in New oneworld Connect Program

oneworld revealed its newest program, oneworld connect, at the 2018 IATA Summit in Sydney. Fiji Airways is set to become the first member of the new ‘membership lite’ alliance agreement. Designed to be less complicated than the full membership process, each oneworld connect partner will need just three sponsoring members in the 13-airline alliance. Fiji Airways is…

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Qantas, Air New Zealand To Codeshare Most Major Domestic Routes

Qantas New Livery on the 787. Source: Qantas

Qantas and Air New Zealand are forming a codeshare agreement that will allow the airlines to share seats on nearly every regularly serviced domestic route in both Australia and New Zealand. The Australian flag carrier is adding its code to 30 Air New Zealand domestic routes, according to an airline communique released Friday morning. At…

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American & Qantas Hope Trump Will Reverse 2016 Joint Venture Restriction

Back in 2016, American and Qantas filed for antitrust immunity for a joint venture on flights between the US and Australia / New Zealand. After a review of several months, the airlines expressed shock when the DoT ruled against them, despite Delta (Virgin Australia) and United (Air New Zealand) having similar JVs. At the time,…

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Was 2017 Fatal For International First Class?

The full range of Casper products in American Airlines long-haul First Class. Source: American Airlines

For all the attention poured on new business class cabins in 2017, airlines did not bestow so much favor on international first class cabins. Though heavyweight luxury carrier Emirates and Singapore launched much improved first class suites onboard their long-haul jets, enthusiasm for the private, front end of the plane waned among just about everyone…

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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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