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.
In order to facilitate Scoot's growth in the next few years, operations will be shifted from Terminal 2 (T2) to Terminal 1 (T2) of Singapore Changi Airport from 22 October 2019.
Flight review of QF52 from Singapore to Brisbane in Business Class on A330-300. Yes, this was the flight where I was offered just 5,000 Qantas Points ‘as a gesture of goodwill’ for a broken seat that did not recline.
Spend 30% less KrisFlyer Miles to selected destinations in August 2019 - book by 31 July 2019!
The rumours are true - the SilverKris and KrisFlyer Gold lounges in Singapore Changi Airport (T3) will be renovated. Yup, The Private Room is going to be revamped too.
Enjoy savings with Emirates when you book before the end of 07 July 2019 for travel until the end of the year - Economy Class from SGD 649 and Business Class from SGD 2,809. Take up to an extra SGD 100 off for travels in September.
The latest KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escape list has just been published! You know the drill - simply redeem an eligible flight to and from the listed destinations to save 30% off the number of KrisFlyer miles required. All bookings have to be made online before the end of 30 June 2019 for travel between 1-31 July 2019!
With lounges in Dubai, Melbourne and Karachi, marhaba (part of dnata) has officially opened another airport lounge in Singapore Changi Airport. Located in Terminal 3, the newest airport lounge (which you can access with your Priority Pass membership) features seating for over 130 guests, a quiet zone for relaxation as well as shower facilities.
Star Alliance has just announced plans for THAI Smile Airways to become the second Connecting Partner in its global network.
After much speculation and apprehension, British Airways Executive Club has just launched their brand new Partner Award Charts that goes live effective immediately - find out how much more do you need to fork out in Business and First Class!
Terminal 2 of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) is a relatively new addition to the third busiest airport in China. Officially opened back in April 2018, this 600,000 sqm space is home to China Southern Airlines but more importantly, a brand new lounge (accessible via Priority Pass) that I was meaning to check out — Premium Lounge. My flight from Guangzhou back to Singapore was on Singapore Airlines and it was conveniently departing from the relatively-new Terminal 2 of the airport.