Articles tagged “qantas”

Qatar Air CEO Threatens the Airline Could Exit Oneworld ‘Soon’

Qatar Air CEO Threatens the Airline Could Exit Oneworld ‘Soon’

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker may be posturing about leaving Oneworld, but he is indeed making alternative plans nonetheless.

2 days ago

Australian Airlines Accused of Ignoring Crew Sexual Harassment

Australian Airlines Accused of Ignoring Crew Sexual Harassment

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

It’s been one of the dirty secrets of the airline business for decades, but the #MeToo movement is now exposing sexual harassment among cabin crew in Australia. Accusations from a leading union have forced the airlines to issue strong denials about systemic problems.

2 weeks ago

What’s Behind the Face-Off Between Airports and Airlines in Australia

What’s Behind the Face-Off Between Airports and Airlines in Australia

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Australia’s airlines are urging the government to rein in the airports, claiming they are abusing their monopoly power to extract unreasonable charges. It’s a tough call for Canberra, which wants to see more investment in airport infrastructure, but doesn’t want to be seen allowing price gouging from some of the most profitable airport operators in the world.

1 month ago

The 20-Hour Qantas Marathon Flight Could Have Barbells and Bunks

The 20-Hour Qantas Marathon Flight Could Have Barbells and Bunks

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Qantas' promotional efforts are in high gear even if its marathon flights are several years away. Movies and other in-flight entertainment won't be enough to while away the seemingly endless hours so perhaps flyers will be able to burn some carbs and flex their abs in a gym onboard.

2 months ago

When Will Qantas Lose the Monopoly on Its Money-Making Routes?

When Will Qantas Lose the Monopoly on Its Money-Making Routes?

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Yes, Qantas has a competitor with a well-known name — Virgin Australia. But that brand is not what it once was, and more importantly, the airline is suffering. Qantas nearly has a monopoly in the domestic market, which is great for its shareholders. But how long will it last?

2 months ago

Record Profits Can’t Stop Qantas Investors Fretting About Rising Fuel Prices

Record Profits Can’t Stop Qantas Investors Fretting About Rising Fuel Prices

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Announcing record profit should please investors, right? Well, yes, but they've always got an eye on the future, and with fuel prices rising, times are going to get tougher for airlines like Qantas.

2 months ago

Battle for Air Supremacy on Key Australian Route Heats Up

Battle for Air Supremacy on Key Australian Route Heats Up

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

As the Air New Zealand-Virgin Australia alliance on services across the Tasman Sea comes to an end, Virgin will not take the snub from its Kiwi counterpart lying down. It is already flagging improved services and better frequent flyer rewards and trying to block rival Qantas from working with its former ally.

2 months ago

Why Did Qantas Hire a Jet Lag Expert?

Why Did Qantas Hire a Jet Lag Expert?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Few airlines take marketing and public relations as seriously as Qantas. The airline should be commended for its efforts to persuade passengers they want to spend 17 hours on a plane, when they have other options.

2 months ago

Qantas Hired This Professor to Help Flyers Beat Jet Lag

Qantas Hired This Professor to Help Flyers Beat Jet Lag

Brian Sumers, Skift

Travelers can leverage effective strategies to limit jet lag. There's only one problem. Most people lack the willpower to follow advice from the scientific community. That hasn't stopped Qantas, which hired a specialist to help.

3 months ago

High-End Airport Lounges Are Evolving to Fight Jet Lag as Flights Get Longer

High-End Airport Lounges Are Evolving to Fight Jet Lag as Flights Get Longer

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

New airport lounges are emerging with spa elements and wellness options for business- and first-class passengers. The average flyer or business traveler, though, will still have to use the same old overcrowded lounges they're used to.

4 months ago

Oil Prices Present Unique Challenges for Ultra-Long-Haul Routes

Oil Prices Present Unique Challenges for Ultra-Long-Haul Routes

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Ultra-long-haul routes are expensive to operate for many reasons, and with no layover, it hurts that the aircraft must carry every bit of fuel from first take-off.

4 months ago

Where Does Air France-KLM Go From Here?

Where Does Air France-KLM Go From Here?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Until Air France-KLM implements a long-term cohesive strategy, it probably will keep falling behind its main competitors, International Airlines Group and Lufthansa Group. But unless the macroeconomic environment changes, it should be OK. Even with rising fuel prices, now is a good time to be in the airline business.

5 months ago