All posts tagged: Qantas

Qantas to cut all international flights at least until end May 2020

Domestic services within Australia will also be reduced by 60% Qantas today announced that it will suspend all international services by the end of March until until May. The carrier has earlier said it will slash its international services by 90%, but since the Australian government has announced tighter measures including a ban on arrivals of all non-residents into Australia, Qantas has dropped the gauntlet to axe all international services. Earlier this week, cuts to 90 per cent of international flying and about 60 per cent of domestic flying were announced by Qantas and Jetstar. With the Federal Government now recommending against all overseas travel from Australia, regularly scheduled international flights will continue until late March to assist with repatriation and will then be suspended until at least the end of May 2020. As the national carrier, Qantas is in ongoing discussions with the Federal Government about continuation of some strategic links. Qantas media release The airline will ground over 150 aircraft, including all of its Airbus A380, Boeing 787-9 and Boeing 747 jets. The bulk …

Earn double status credits on Qantas Frequent Flyer

Register for the promotion and book a flight from now until 25 Feb 2020, 9pm Singapore Time. For the minority of you who are Qantas Frequent Flyer members, Qantas is running its double status credits promotion again. The promotion runs until 25 Febuary 2020 9pm Singapore Time, for travel between 28 February 2020 and 14 February 2021. How to register for the promotion The mechanics are fairly simple:1. Register for the promotion here. Needless to say, you need to be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member first. You will receive an email confirmation, after which you are good to book your flights. 2. Book your flight between 20 to 25 February 2020. Your flight(s) must be between 28 February 2020 and 14 February 2021. Note that the deadline for booking is 11.59pm AEDT (Sydney time), so that means 9pm Singapore time. 3. Only Qantas-operated flights with a Qantas flight number (QF XXXX) are eligible for the promotion. So if you booked an Emirates-operated flight with a QF flight number, or a Qantas flight with a codeshare …

Qantas to operate its Dreamliners on Singapore-Melbourne services

The service is a downgauge from the daily A380 service, along with 15% capacity reductions across Asia services to Australia Qantas will be operating its newest fleet – the Boeing Dreamliner 787-9s – on the Singapore-Melbourne route from an unspecified time until May. The service is a response to the on-going Covid-19 crisis, which have seen airlines around the world slashing capacity as people think twice about international travel during this period of time. What is changing? The current QF35/36 service between Singapore and Melbourne is operated by an A380, which can carry up to 484 passengers. This will be replaced by the Boeing Dreamliner 787-9 from 30 March up to 24 May, which will carry 236 passengers in three classes. The second daily Melbourne service, operated as QF37/38, operated using an A330, will only be cancelled on selected days in the month of March. Details below: Betwen 9 and 29 Mar 2020: Sector Flight no. Arrival Departure Duration Aircraft type Day of ops SIN – MEL QF36 2015 0635(+1) 7h 20m A380 Daily SIN …

Qantas settles on A350-1000 for its ultra long haul ambitions

Boeing loses out on this Project Sunrise race, although no orders have been placed with Airbus, yet. What Is Qantas’ Project Sunrise? Qantas’ Project Sunrise is essential a challenge aimed at planemakers back in 2017 for an aircraft that has the ability to fly non-stop, with full payload, from Sydney and Melbourne to London and New York. Being geographically challenged, Qantas has traditionally serviced faraway destinations with a stop in between, such as Sydney-Singapore-London and Melbourne-Los Angeles-New York. Currently the world’s longest flight is operated by Singapore Airlines’ A350-900ULR on its Singapore-Newark service. That flight covers a distance of over 9,500 miles and takes about 18 hours each way. Qantas’ own longest flight at the moment is the Sydney-Dallas Fort-Worth service, an 8,400-mile service served by an Airbus A380. This will soon be overtaken a new Brisbane-Chicago service that Qantas is starting from April 2020, which will top out at some 8,900 miles, taking between 16 and 17 hours. The project name is a nod to the original Kangaroo route in the 1940s from London …