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Virgin to add fees to FF bookings
VIRGIN Australia is introducing new “carrier charges” in connection with tickets booked using Velocity frequent flyer points, with the move effective for bookings from 01 Jan 2019.
The carrier charge will apply to all Virgin Australia operated flights as well as Delta Air Lines operated and marketed services between Sydney and Los Angeles.
The fees vary depending on route, with the biggest imposed being a $230 one way charge for Business class reward flights between Australia and LA, while Premium Economy will cost $145 and Economy $60 on LAX routes. For domestic redemptions the carrier charge is $5.50 in Business
class and $3.50 in Economy.
QF and KLM will codeshare between AU and Amsterdam
Qantas has struck a codeshare deal with Netherlands flag carrier KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
The Australian national carrier will place its code on KLM's daily flights between Singapore and Amsterdam and KLM's code will appear on Qantas international flights between Singapore and Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
Qantas Frequent Flyers will be able to earn points and status credits on the Qantas-coded flights and eligible customers will be able to access the KLM lounge in Amsterdam.
"It offers our customers another option to get to Amsterdam via our Singapore hub with more opportunities to earn status credits and Qantas Points,"
Tickets for the new codeshare services will go on sale 01 Nov, for travel from 08 Nov.
Smart phone boarding passes
Airlines are scrambling to offer electronic boarding passes following Australian government authorisation for the process when boarding international flights.
International travellers departing Australia will now be able to check into their flights on their phones. The move, alongside digital recognition at immigration, will help speed travellers through airports.
The Department of Home Affairs has run several successful trials allowing travellers to use mobile boarding passes for international flights.
The department urges travellers to contact their chosen airline for more information on the change and implementation.
OK, so what goes into landing an Super Jumbo?
Some passengers have purposely never flown on an A380, others wouldn't have it any otherway. But what about those who decide their type of aircraft for its ability to land safely, and is there any panic landing a larger bird?
British Airways' A380 landing video puts you in the pilot's seat to show landing a Super Jumbo is 'it's business as usual'. View here
London lounge opens as Qantas non-stop flights near
Qantas has opened a spacious new London Lounge at Heathrow Airport in preparation for its direct B787 Dreamliner service between Australia (Perth) and London commencing March 2018.
Qantas Group chief executive Alan Joyce said investing in the first dedicated Qantas Lounge at Heathrow was key as the airline prepares to directly air link Australia and Europe for the first time.
Located at London Heathrow Terminal 3, the Qantas London Lounge is open daily from 8am – 8:30pm to Qantas customers travelling in First and Business and Qantas Platinum One, Platinum and Gold Qantas Frequent Flyers and their guests. It is also open to eligible oneworld Emerald and Sapphire customers, Emirates Skywards Platinum and Gold customers and Qantas Club members and their guests.
Visa for Canada - Similar process as USA
Electronic Travel Authorisation Program for Canada has now come in effect, similarly to that of the USA's Esta program. Passengers travelling to Canada will need to apply online prior to travel.
To apply online, see: www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp
DBT achieves QF Platinum Agency status
For the eighth year running (and since inception), DBT Corporate has maintained it's preferred Agency/TMC status with Qantas Airways receiving the award once again earlier this year.
Extraordinary growth and strength in support of the Australian product were key factors to the success.
Qantas Platinum Members since Day 1 ! DBT has once again been selected by Qantas Airways as a Platinum Member; premium Corporate TMC agency for 2007/08/09/10/11/12/13/14/15/16 & 17 making it a record-annual accomplishment since conception of the awards.
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