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Hello travellers,

Qantas 747, Business Class, Sydney to Santiago, Chile - flight reveiw coming today

As part of the Honeymoon trip report - the first flight, was on a 747 to Santiago, Chile. The trip report goes up on the blog later today, with my impressions of how the QF Queen of the sky is doing. Let's just say, she is past her prime. If you haven't read the reports on the Presidential Suite at the Four Seasons Sydney, then get to it!

What happened last week?

Qantas announced the start date for its direct Brisbane to Chicago flights, and they are on sale (don't expect a discount!) now, with limited redemption availability outside of economy - like I mean needles in haystacks.  This is a result of their newly approved joint venture with American Airlines. Fiji Airways are dropping full meals in business for their morning and evening flights to Australia, opting instead for a 'dine-on-the-ground' cost-saving option. British Airways and Lufthansa briefly suspended flights to Cairo over security concerns. And, British Airways finally catches up with the rest of the airline industry and starts flying an actual business class product, rather than the coffin class they ran before.

What's coming up?

Watch out for the SYD to SCL flight review later today, and to more flight and hotel reviews as part of the Honeymoon Trip to South America

I'm off to Adelaide next week, but no new flights or hotels to review, although there might be an interesting restaurant experience to report on.

I'm still looking forward to my first domestic flight on Virgin Australia's Business Class. So you can expect a review of that and associated lounges in Adelaide and Sydney courtesy of a Krisflyer points redemption. 

Catch up on last weeks posts below. Until next week . . .

Happy Travels,

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In the 07/29/2019 edition:

Brisbane to Chicago: Qantas to start direct route on April 20, 2020

By 2paxfly on Jul 24, 2019 04:32 pm

This route has already been announced – its just the start date that is news. Bookings Open You can now book these 787-9 direct flights on the Qantas website. The 16 hour and 20-minute flights will operate 4 times per week (M, W, F, Sa) as QF85 leaving Brisbane at 3:30 pm and arriving in […]

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Fiji Airways – Dine on the Ground?

By 2paxfly on Jul 23, 2019 09:57 am is reporting that Fiji Airways is introducing not a ‘dine on demand’ service, but a ‘Dine on the Ground’ service, so you can eat before you fly, and sleep on your flight. That’s if you’re in Business Class, and flying from certain airports. The airline claims that over 30% of surveyed passengers from Australia […]

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British Airways and Lufthansa suspend flights to Cairo – security precaution

By 2paxfly on Jul 22, 2019 06:30 am

British Airways has suspended all flights to Cairo for seven days from Saturday 20 July for security reasons. The statement from BA says: “We constantly review our security arrangements at all our airports around the world, and have suspended flights to Cairo for seven days as a precaution to allow for further assessment. The safety […]

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