Articles tagged “qantas”

Qantas Frequent Flyer Program Remains a Huge Success

Qantas Frequent Flyer Program Remains a Huge Success

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

While many airlines are making it harder for non-elite flyers to earn points, Qantas shows that successful frequent flyer programs can help drive revenue and attract new flyers.

1 month ago

Alaska Airlines Now Lets New Parents Keep Elite Status for an Extra Year

Alaska Airlines Now Lets New Parents Keep Elite Status for an Extra Year

Brian Sumers, Skift

This makes perfect sense, and can't cost Alaska Airlines much in revenue. Why don't other U.S. carriers do the same thing?

1 month ago

Qantas Benefits From Competitive Chinese Airfares

Qantas Benefits From Competitive Chinese Airfares

Angus Whitley and Matthew Winkler , Bloomberg

As low-cost carriers consider growth, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, more established airlines like Qantas are placing more attention on their domestic routes instead.

3 months ago

Cathay Pacific Must ‘Adapt’ to Keep Pace, a Rival Airline CEO Says

Cathay Pacific Must ‘Adapt’ to Keep Pace, a Rival Airline CEO Says

Kyunghee Park , Bloomberg

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce made some tough — and unpopular decisions — as he tried to improve his carrier's financial health. Cathay Pacific is going to have to do the same. This may cause some tension for customers and employees.

3 months ago

A Game Plan for Enduring the Longest Flight in the World

A Game Plan for Enduring the Longest Flight in the World

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Whether you're flying long-haul or short-haul, first-class or economy, these are some great tips for enduring your next flight.

4 months ago

Qantas’ Profit Dips Amid Overseas Competition

Qantas’ Profit Dips Amid Overseas Competition

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

It may not have been a record second half of 2016 for Qantas, but the carrier is in far better financial condition than its main domestic rival, Virgin Australia. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has done a fine job turning around the airline in less than three years.

4 months ago

Qantas and American Hope Trump’s DOT Will Approve Their Joint Venture on Second Try

Qantas and American Hope Trump’s DOT Will Approve Their Joint Venture on Second Try

Brian Sumers, Skift

The Obama Administration's decision to block Qantas' application for antitrust immunity with American came as a surprise to most observers. The Trump administration's Department of Transportation would normally be likely will rule otherwise. But this new administration is unpredictable, so it's hard to say for sure.

5 months ago

Qantas Looks to Asia for International Expansion Opportunities

Qantas Looks to Asia for International Expansion Opportunities

Angus Whitley and Tom Mackenzie, Bloomberg

Qantas was in rough shape after the 2008 financial crisis, forcing the carrier to cut unprofitable international routes. But after a three-year turnaround effort led by CEO Alan Joyce, the airline is once again among the world's most profitable. And now it's time to regrow the business by adding new long-haul flights, especially to Asia.

5 months ago

Qantas Will Fly the World’s First Non-Stop Australia to London Flight

Qantas Will Fly the World’s First Non-Stop Australia to London Flight

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

New technology, new planes are transforming the passenger experience. Still, 17 hours in coach cannot possibly be fun.

6 months ago

Asia’s Largest Airlines May Soon Cut Passenger Perks

Asia’s Largest Airlines May Soon Cut Passenger Perks

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Airlines elsewhere moved a more a la carte model for passengers services years ago, so it never made sense that some airlines in Asia held out. That's beginning to change, though the region's carriers still offer far more perks than the average American airline.

7 months ago

Airline Lounges Up the Ante on Spa Perks for Ultra-Rich Male Passengers

Airline Lounges Up the Ante on Spa Perks for Ultra-Rich Male Passengers

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Crazy-rich male travelers: they're just like us.

7 months ago

Qantas’ Return to Beijing Follows Surge of Chinese Visitors to Australia

Qantas’ Return to Beijing Follows Surge of Chinese Visitors to Australia

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Qantas will fly daily to Beijing for the first time in years, as Chinese vacationers and business travelers flock to Australia.

8 months ago