Cathay Pacific has announced changes to its Marco Polo Club elite frequent flyer scheme. The changes come into effect on 15 April 2016.
Qatar Airways have announced non-stop flights between Doha and Australia’s financial capital, Sydney. The new service will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with 42 business class seats in a 2 – 2 – 2 configuration at 78″ pitch.
Tropic Air (9N) is one of only two Belize-based airlines. Alongside competitor Maya Island Air (8M), Tropic Air operates all domestic flights to various islands across the small Central American country. We flew Tropic Air on a short 7-minute flight, 9N0081, from Caye Caulker to Belize City’s Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport – the largest airport in the country.
According to an article from Reuters, the Australian and Qatari governments have agreed to increase flight capacity between the Australia and the Gulf state by 50%, or an 7 extra flights per week.
While Cathay Pacific does not currently offer first class service to Australia, it does offer its flagship product on selected flights between Hong Kong and key markets in Europe, North America, and Asia. We flew from Hong Kong to Los Angeles on one of Cathay Pacific’s four daily services offering first class: CX898, CX884, CX882 and CX880.
Virgin Australia has made massive strides under the leadership of its visionary Chief Executive, John Borghetti. These include the August 2011 relaunch of its frequent flyer scheme, Velocity, which saw the addition of a Platinum top-tier status. Four years on, it is timely to evaluate what this tier has delivered.
The Four Points by Sheraton is the Queensland state capital’s first and only Starwood hotel. This is a relatively new property – having only opened in March 2014 – and is centrally located in the Brisbane CBD, only a few blocks from the Brisbane river.
Singapore Airlines operate four daily services between Singapore and the sprawling capital of South Korea. One of these services (SQ16) continues on to San Francisco and is therefore operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft configured for the long-haul.
IHG operate two hotels under its flagship InterContinental brand in the fragrant harbour, Hong Kong.
Singapore Airlines are the only Star Alliance carrier to operate a lounge at Perth International Airport. Singapore Airlines has its own lounges at all the ports it operates from in Australia: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.