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Alan Joyce has today announced the “manufacturers have succeeded”. A year after the Qantas CEO challenged Airbus and Boeing to design a plane capable of flying direct from the East Coast to London the airline announced the history-making route should take to the skies...read more
With the travel season upon us, it's time to remember that the destination is not the start of your adventure, it begins the moment you walk through the airport doors. Here is your guide to the top 5 airport goers worth watching. Coma Patients: Not someone in need of...read more
Even towards the back of plane not all seats are equal. There are exit row seats, bulkheads seats and even seats that have no seat in front of them. During the GFC airlines began to monetise these meek luxuries making them all yours, for an unjustifiable fee. Suppose...read more
How Irish native Alan Joyce has embraced the famous tagline ‘I still call Australia home’ It was not Joyce’s love affair with transit lounges, jet lag and inflight food services which lead him to become CEO of the flying kangaroo. Rather his Bachelor of Science degree...read more
Airline travel has experienced a resurgence since the industry lull post 9/11. Added security measures, changes in regulations and increased air traffic continue to faze travellers a mere seventeen years after the industry consolidation. Travellers complain about all...read more
Can’t sleep knowing you have to get up early? Restlessly daydreaming of crystal blue lagoons anxious you’ll miss your flight? You’re not alone. Have you ever had a 5am flight? That’s meant you’ve needed to wake up at 2am to account for travel, check in and...read more
It’s a picturesque morning. The sun is warming your body as you lie in a blooming field of Jacarandas. As you begin to construct 140 characters in an attempt to give the howling breeze justice you stop, pull out a postcard an rekindle the lost art. The postcard first...read more
It’s the photograph every traveller has within their arsenal of perfectly grammable snaps.
The window seat – aeroplane wing soaring among the clouds is the classic getaway snap that every Instagrammer tries to nail.
As a loyal window sitter, I have blessed my humble Instagram following with many “Hello Asia” and “Home sweet home” posts of the aircraft horizon.read more
The terminals tale of Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) is an airport fable full of charm.
Steven Spielberg’s 2004 film The Terminal is loosely based on the true story of Mehran Nasseri, British Iranian who briefly lived in Terminal 1 of Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport. Nasseri was later granted refugee status in Belgium but lacking paperwork and a passport, now has nowhere to go.
Nasseri’s story is a reminder of the fascinating history of an era of mass travel, but its eerie resonance to The Terminal emphasises in all its sporadic high points, what the film lacks.read more