Articles tagged “qantas airways”

More Trouble for Boeing Jets as Qantas Grounds 3 Next-Generation 737s

More Trouble for Boeing Jets as Qantas Grounds 3 Next-Generation 737s

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Boeing is in the midst of a reputational crisis that few corporations have seen the magnitude of before; the last thing it needs is issues with another jet.

3 months ago

Qantas Won’t Pitch Its Ultra Long-Haul Flights to the Masses

Qantas Won’t Pitch Its Ultra Long-Haul Flights to the Masses

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Qantas’ 20-hour services from Sydney to London and New York can only be profitable with plenty of passengers flying in business class, this analyst sensibly argues. In other words, no 20-hour flights for cattle class.

3 months ago

Qantas Turns Boeing Jet Into Lab on World’s First 20-Hour Flight

Qantas Turns Boeing Jet Into Lab on World’s First 20-Hour Flight

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

The era of the 20-hour flight may nearly be upon us. Qantas just has to determine if the human body can withstand the trip first.

3 months ago

More Airlines Restrict MacBook Pros in Checked Luggage

More Airlines Restrict MacBook Pros in Checked Luggage

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

When it comes to the potential fire hazard posed by certain MacBook Pro batteries, better safe than sorry is a reasonable approach for airlines to take.

5 months ago

Qantas to Test How the Human Body Withstands the World’s Longest Flight

Qantas to Test How the Human Body Withstands the World’s Longest Flight

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Ultra-long-haul flights of nearly 20 hours are considered "aviation's final frontier." How the human body will feel after a flight from Sydney to London, however, is another question entirely.

5 months ago

How Travel Brands Are Getting Wellness Right

How Travel Brands Are Getting Wellness Right

Colin Nagy

Given the macro shift toward wellness in culture, it shouldn't be surprising that travel brands, with their expansive reach, need to be innovating in this space as well. Some of the smartest brands here are trying thoughtful new strategies to improve guest comfort and boost well-being.

7 months ago

Qantas Head of International Quits After Just 18 Months in the Role

Qantas Head of International Quits After Just 18 Months in the Role

Angus Whitley , Bloomberg

Alison Webster was earmarked as a potential successor to Qantas CEO Alan Joyce. There goes the possibility of another female airline CEO, a rare species in the industry.

10 months ago

One Big Jet Now Means One Big Headache for Emirates

One Big Jet Now Means One Big Headache for Emirates

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Bigger-is-better has been the mantra of Emirates when it came to jets. But the reality is that it may have to bid farewell to the A380s based on economics. Speaking of, cancelling its Airbus order will have ripple effects up and down the aviation economic spectrum.

12 months ago

This Is a Golden Age for First Class Airline Travel

This Is a Golden Age for First Class Airline Travel

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Note that no U.S. carriers are mentioned in this article praising today's first-class cabins. Just saying.

1 year ago

Qantas’ New Australia to UK Flights Will Test Its Ultra-Long-Haul Strategy

Qantas’ New Australia to UK Flights Will Test Its Ultra-Long-Haul Strategy

Angus Whitley and Rebecca Keenan, Bloomberg

Qantas' new 17-hour direct route may help it grab more market share. The new route signals a broader trend among Asia-Pacific airlines tapping next-generation aircraft to power ultra-long-distance flights.

2 years ago

Qantas Plans Overseas Expansion Which May Put Its Profits at Risk

Qantas Plans Overseas Expansion Which May Put Its Profits at Risk

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Qantas's stock market valuation tends to rise when it cuts back on capacity growth, and vice versa. Executives wanting to add full-service international flights may need to prove the flights will lead to a winning long-term strategy.

2 years ago

Qantas Ditches Dubai for Singapore in Kangaroo Route Tweak

Qantas Ditches Dubai for Singapore in Kangaroo Route Tweak

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

This month the Australian flag carrier reported the second-highest profit in its 97-year history. Expect it to play hardball with airports and partners worldwide.

2 years ago