Fog grounds flights at Auckland airport

March 5, 2018 9:29 pm

Fog is disrupting travel at the country’s busiest airport. Approximately nine domestic flights had been cancelled and a further nine delayed due to the weather, Auckland Airport said. One domestic flight had been diverted. International flights had been affected too with one flight diverted and another cancelled.

Refresh for Qantas Sydney International Business Lounge

February 24, 2018 12:47 am

Australian Frequent Flyer Australian Frequent Flyer – Tips, Tricks and Chat for the Australian Frequent Flyer Qantas’ underwhelming, overcrowded Business Lounge at Sydney Airport is finally set to receive a refresh. The Qantas Sydney international Business Lounge is one of the busiest in the airline’s international network. But for the...

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Qantas 787 Dreamliner takes off fuelled by mustard seed biofuel on Los Angeles-Melbourne flight

January 29, 2018 5:34 am

The world’s first US-Australia biofuel flight takes off on Monday, with a Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner filled with 24,000 kilograms of mustard seed-based, blended fuel. The historic Qantas flight, QF96 from Los Angeles to Melbourne, is using biofuel extracted from a mustard seed Brassica carinata. The process has been developed by Canadian...

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Cyclone Joyce: Australian residents warned to take shelter

January 12, 2018 3:10 pm

Image copyrightBUREAU OF METEOROLOGYImage caption A satellite image of Cyclone Joyce as it nears Australia’s north-west coast Communities in Australia’s north-west are bracing for a tropical cyclone, the second to hit the region in two weeks. Cyclone Joyce, currently a category one system, is due to make landfall near Broome...

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Safest airlines in the world for 2018 revealed, with BA, Virgin Atlantic and Qantas in the top 20

January 5, 2018 2:10 pm

The world’s safest airlines have been revealed by a leading aviation group and two British carriers as well as two from Australia have made the top 20. Both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic are in the 2018 safest list along with Virgin Australia and Qantas, which was noted for not having a fatality...

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Virgin Australia slammed after crew ‘took break on tarmac’

January 2, 2018 5:58 pm

Angry travellers have slammed Virgin Australia after a flight was delayed nearly two hours because ‘the crew needed a break’. Photos from Launceston Airport showed what appeared to be crew members sitting on a set of airstairs – typically used for passengers to enter and exit the aircraft. Those waiting...

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