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AFTA Platinum Partnership with Qantas

The Platinum Partnership signifies Qantas’ ongoing commitment to the travel industry broadly and support of AFTA specifically.

Qantas continues its long-standing support of the prestigious National Travel Industry Awards as Major Sponsor.

Qantas and KLM to bring Australia and Amsterdam together

Qantas and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the flag carrier of the Netherlands, have today announced a new codeshare agreement creating new options for customers travelling between Australia and Holland.

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Qantas flights between Melbourne and San Francisco to take off

On the 1st of September Qantas operated the first ever direct flight between Melbourne and San Francisco, making it easier to travel between the two cities and reducing travel times.

The national carrier is currently operating four return flights per week on the route with the airline’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

Qantas International CEO Alison Webster said the direct flights were a win for the 60,000 travellers who currently need to make a stop when travelling between Melbourne and San Francisco.

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Qantas upgrades six major lounges

Qantas has announced an extension of its global lounge improvement program.

The multi-million dollar program will see the national carrier upgrade six lounges in Auckland, Brisbane, Hobart, Sydney, Tamworth and Tokyo.

Announcing the investment as part of its record financial results, Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the extended lounge program would be across international, domestic and regional airports.

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New updates planned for Brisbane lounge
Introducing Qantas Agency Connect

Qantas has recently launched the Qantas Agency Connect website, the new destination for all your agency support requirements. If your agency wasn't already registered for the previous Industry Sales Site, Agency Managers will need to register to ensure access to all of the benefits of the new site.

Learn more about Qantas Agency Connect >

Find out more in their Quarterly update webinars >

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Qantas unveils menu to help reduce jetlag on long haul flights

QantasHealthy poke bowls and a herbal tea designed especially for Qantas, are among the new dining choices on Qantas’ new 787 Dreamliner Perth to London menus to increase hydration and help reduce jetlag.

The airline’s Creative Director of Food, Beverage & Service Neil Perry said the new menus combined research from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre with inhouse experience of the Qantas and Rockpool teams to create dishes that encourage sleep at optimal times during the flight.

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QANTAS UPDATE: Visa Requirements for Passengers Transiting through Perth

Qantas will commence international operations from the new Terminal 3 and 4 precinct at Perth Airport from 24 March 2018, moving away from Perth Terminal 1 where all other international airlines operate. Perth T3/T4 is a 15 minute drive from T1 and no airside transfer facility is available.

This means that international transiting passengers that connect between a non-Qantas international flight arriving/departing T1 and a Qantas international flight arriving/departing T3/T4 will be required to have a visa or electronic travel authority (ETA).

If international customers request to book connecting international flights via Perth, please advise them of this requirement in order to transit to/from Qantas international flights. Read more >

Qantas' Melbourne - San Francisco flights open for business

Qantas has announced the start date of 1 September 2018 for its new Melbourne to San Francisco service with fares now on sale.

With an evening departure from Melbourne and an overnight flight on the return, Qantas’ schedule means customers can arrive in each city ready to make the most of their stay.

Learn more or to view flight schedule >

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NEW LOOK Qantas online Learning Hub for travel agents
Qantas online Learning Hub for Travel Agents

The new look Qantas Learning Hub makes it easy for Travel Agents around the country to learn everything there is to know about Qantas.

From support, sales, and fares, right through to product, networks and partner alliances. All content is accessible 24/7 on your desktop, mobile or tablet.

Learning Hub features;

  • Learning Bites – Over 100 videos, podcast, e-learns and gamifications on all things Qantas
  • Announcements – Find out about current incentives and news, exclusive to your agency
  • What’s New – Register for upcoming events and hear first-hand what Qantas L&D are doing to support you
  • Learning Pathways – Become an expert by completing all learning bites on a particular topic
  • Sales Toolkit – Access resources to help increase your sales
  • Your Learning Status – Become a Chief Pilot! Based on the percentage of content you’ve completed
  • Earn Badges - By completing Learning Pathways
  • Featured & Recently Added Learning Bites – Easily see learning recommended for you and the most recent bites.

Learn more or sign up your agency today >

Qantas combines elegance and practicality in new bespoke tableware

Qantas has unveiled a new range of inflight tableware by Australian Industrial Designer and lead designer of the Qantas 787 Dreamliner cabin interiors, David Caon. The range includes crockery by Noritake, cutlery and glassware.

In collaboration with Qantas Creative Director Food, Beverage & Service Neil Perry, David Caon has designed new tableware that is modern, lightweight and practical for customers dining in First, Business and Premium Economy and the Qantas lounge network. Read more >

New Qantas bespoke tableware
WORLD FIRST: Qantas partnership with Charles Perkins Centre

Qantas passengers are set to benefit from a world first collaboration between the airline and one of Australia’s leading academic institutions to reshape the travel experience.

The University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre will work with Qantas to help develop the airline’s new approach to long haul travel ahead of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights this year.

Research projects include strategies to counteract jetlag, on-board exercise and movement, menu design and service timing, pre and post-flight preparation, transit lounge wellness concepts and cabin environment including lighting and temperature. Learn more >

Qantas Partnership with Charles Perkins Centre

New International lounge for Qantas customers in Perth

Qantas customers are set to benefit from smoother connections and improved facilities at Perth Airport with construction to begin on a new integrated domestic and international passenger hub.

A new international wing, will be located within the existing T3/T4 area. It will feature a large outdoor deck with alfresco seating, a streamlined immigration and customs area to enable a faster transfer experience, additional food and beverage outlets and a new Duty Free store. Read more >

Qantas switches on fast, free inflight wifi

Qantas has switched on inflight Wi-Fi for customers travelling on board its internet-capable Boeing 737-800, offering fast, free connectivity on Australian domestic flights.

Following months of performance testing with global broadband services provider ViaSat and the nbn Sky Muster™ satellite service, Wi-Fi will now operate in beta mode on a single Boeing 737 aircraft so customers can test it out for themselves on selected flights while Qantas continues to fine-tune the system. Read more >

Qantas welcomes Stan on board wi-fi aircraft

Wi-Fi on Qantas domestic will be free and fast. Fast enough to stream entertainment to your device the same way you do at home.

So, to make sure there is plenty to watch, Qantas are very pleased to announce that popular video streaming service Stan is coming on board to offer its entire catalogue to Qantas customers. Access lasts for three months and is included with your fare.

Read more on how it works for your next flight >

Qantas makes doing business more rewarding

Flying for work and making everyday business purchases is about to get more rewarding for thousands of businesses, with Qantas launching a new loyalty program aimed at small to medium-sized firms.

Members of the program, called Qantas Business Rewards, are likely to range from sole traders to people with several hundred employees.

Read how you can earn Qantas Business Rewards >


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