Qantas will be making a number of temporary schedule and equipment changes over the coming months to support their pilot training requirements. The twice-daily service between Perth and Singapore on the smaller Boeing 737 will be replaced by the larger A330-200 aircraft which features the new Business Suite as well as refurbished cabin interiors.
Domestically, some flights between Sydney and Perth will be operated by the 747 aircraft which will replace the current A330 service. Qantas is currently going through one of the biggest pilot training programs in its history. The order of 14 Dreamliners has seen pilots promoted onto this new aircraft, requiring training for them as well as the pilots who move up through to the ranks to replace the role these pilots previously held. A new 737 simulator is enabling the training of aircraft trainers for this fleet type, and Qantas expects to invest in an additional 787 simulator to assist with training more of its pilots to operate the new aircraft. During the past twelve months, Qantas has trained more than 650 of our pilots into positions on new and existing fleet types and hired more than 600 pilots in Australia, who require training on aircraft types and to Qantas standards. Affected customers will be contacted by Qantas and rebooked onto an alternative service.
Start from 01 October 2019, Business Class and First Class passengers that are traveling on selected Singapore Airlines flights will get to enjoy four Ramen Keisuke specialty dishes (on rotation) on selected Japan routes as well as on selected flights departing Singapore (as part of the Book the Cook menu).
Time to use that IAP to enjoy savings on Qatar Airways’ Business Class and First Class - a brand new Premium Lounge is expected to open next year and it looks beautiful!
For travel between 1-31 October 2019, save 30% off the number of required miles on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir when you redeem your miles across selected routes by 30 September 2019!
SilkAir (the regional wing of Singapore Airlines) will be transferring its services to Busan in South Korea to Singapore Airlines from 28 October 2019.
Leave it to Japan Airlines to make a 3-hour flight a wonderful one - beautifully-presented food, delicious sake and a relatively-comfortable seat that took me from Tokyo to Taipei.
New Book the Cook dishes created in partnership with wellness brand COMO Shambhala are coming on your Singapore Airlines flights in Premium Economy, Business Class as well as First Class.
American Express has just confirmed six new Centurion Lounges that will open by the end of 2020.
The massive Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge (Business Class) in Narita International Airport is beautiful and the food is great - check out my review of this space!
Flying on Japan Airlines in Business Class is one of the cheapest ways to get to Tokyo from Singapore - find out more about my experience which requires only 25,000 AS Miles for an almost-return trip.
The new marhaba Lounge in Terminal 3 of Changi Airport looks great but have average food - this will also become Singapore Airlines’ temporary KrisFlyer Gold Lounge in the near future.