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Jaguar I-Pace luxury SUV crowned as World Car of the Year

Jaguar is the car star of 2019 after a stunning victory in the World Car of the Year award with its I-Pace SUV. It’s a landmark event on the path to the electrification of motoring, as the I-Pace is the first battery electric car to claim the crown. The I-Pace scored a surprising sweep of the top prizes in the contest, taking three major ...

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UK opens e-gates, ditches landing cards for Australian passports

The UK is adding Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, the USA and Canada to the list of passports which can use its automated e-gates on arrival Those are the same fast-track channels currenlty enjoyed by holders of UK and EU passports (and the broader European Economic Area), along with frequent visitors who have signed up for ...

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What can you do with 119,000 Velocity points from St.George?

With up to 100,000 bonus Virgin Australia Velocity points currently on offer with a new St.George Amplify Signature Visa with Amplify Points credit ...

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Emirates offers gratis hotel in Sydney, longer chauffeur rides

Emirates is broadening the driving distance of its complimentary chauffeur service for business class and first class passengers in Sydney, ...

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Qantas' Brisbane international lounge just got larger

Qantas' Brisbane International Lounge has just gotten bigger, with the opening of a ground floor annexe to boost capacity by some 25% and ease the ...

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First look: Hublot's Classic Fusion Ferrari GT watch embraces curves

Created in collaboration with Ferrari's Centro Stile – the in-house design group of the Prancing Horse – the curvy new Hublot Classic ...

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Infinit Qs Inspiration to spark a luxury sports sedan revolution

Infiniti is delivering on its promise to re-shape luxury motoring with its sleek Qs Inspiration concept vehicle. But unlike many 'out there' cars of the future, the all-electric  Qs Inspiration – making its worldwide debut at Auto ...

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A Qantas flyer's guide to Sydney international airport lounge access

With up to five airport lounges at Sydney Airport serving passengers jetting abroad with Qantas and its partner airlines – and some travellers having access to as many as four lounges before a single flight – choosing which lounge to visit isn’t always an easy decision. While travellers with access to the Qantas First Lounge will ...

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How to change to an earlier British Airways flight at no cost

This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. With many airlines, changing to an earlier flight for free is a privilege reserved for top-tier frequent flyers or those travelling on the most expensive flexible airfares: but with British Airways, most travellers jetting within the UK ...

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Five great ways to spend 250,000 Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles

This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel and has been updated for ...

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RewardPay reduces business payment processing fees

In light of American Express’ April 15th devaluation of reward points, business payment service RewardPay has announced overall lower rates for ...

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Virgin Atlantic's Boeing 787 business class seat will be a new design

Virgin Atlantic is planning a a new business class seat for its Boeing 787s, but it won't be the same as the Upper Class suites which the airline will launch mid-year on its Airbus A350 jets. Instead, travellers on the Dreamliner – and the ...

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What to see at this week's New York International Auto Show

The New York Auto Show opens to the public from April 19 through April 28, and this fixture on the motoring calendar boasts supercars and every size and shape of SUV. Bugatti’s “110 ans Bugatti” Bugatti Chiron Sport will appear in celebration of the brand’s founding in 1909.  Pininfarina’s electric ...

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Should Qantas' Project Sunrise business class seats have doors?

TALKING POINT | All of a sudden, doors are the thing for business class. Four airlines already have them – most recently, British Airways with its new Club Suites – and little doubt that other airlines will tap this trend in the years to come. Which brings us to Qantas’ next-generation business class seats, which will take ...

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Booking a round-the-world trip with KrisFlyer miles

This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. You’ve done the hard yards – probably a busy year flying with Singapore Airlines for work, and maybe with ...

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The best golf courses to play if you're not playing at the Masters

For golf fans, few weeks of the year are as anticipated as Masters Week. The energy on the course transmits itself through the television, and ...

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Top five benefits of Qantas Platinum One for first class flyers

This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. A Qantas first class ticket already ...

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JetBlue to launch London flights from New York, Boston in 2021

JetBlue will launch flights from New York and Boston to London in 2021 using long-range Airbus A321 jets, expected to sport private business class suites. Although the airline hasn't yet confirmed which London airport it will serve, its UK playbook will rely not only on the fuel-efficient Airbus A321LR jets, but also a "reimagined, transatlantic ...

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Thai Airways revamps Royal Orchid Plus frequent flyer program

Thai Airways is making significant changes to its Royal Orchid Plus frequent flyer program from October 1 2019, affecting how miles are both earned and redeemed on Thai Airways and Star Alliance flights across the globe. On the one hand, business class and first class passengers travelling with Thai Airways stand to earn more miles from the same ...

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TAG Heuer's 2019 Autavia Isograph Collection

Formatively known as the first of TAG Heuer’s 'Big Three', the Autavia has a history that is as rich as it is long. With a collection name derived from its conceptual roots – automobile and aviation – the Autavia has positioned itself as being something likened to that of yesteryear’s more functional watches with its ...

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British Airways vs Virgin Atlantic: new business class seats compared

The battle for British business travellers is well and truly on, with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic both launching all-new business class ...

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How to maximise your AMEX points before the April 15 changes hit

Big changes are looming for the American Express Membership Rewards program. On Monday April 15, a sweeping revamp of the AMEX loyalty scheme will ...

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Japan Airlines plans new Airbus A350 first class, business class

Japan Airlines will roll out new domestic first class and business class seats when its Airbus A350 jets takes wing from September. The Oneworld ...

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Why BA's new business class has a door, but Virgin Atlantic's doesn't

Now that Britain's two international airlines have revealed their next-generation business class, the most obvious different is how British Airways ...

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Hilton returns to Melbourne with Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street

The Hilton Hotels brand will be revived in Melbourne later this year with the opening of the Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street hotel in the city’s CBD. The 244-room property will sit on the corner of Little Queen Street and Bourke Street, being within walking distance of Melbourne’s central shopping distance, and a short tram ride ...

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Elegance aloft in the Hermes-designed Airbus private jet

Ask Hermes to design the cabin of your next private jet and the result might not be quite what you expected. Put aside the glossiest notions of the French high-fashion house. Instead, for this Airbus private jet belonging to Taiwan's EVA Airways, Hermes drew on its storied roots in the carriage trade. Yes, there's lush finely-finished leather in a ...

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Here's why brandy deserves a spirited second look

"How about a nip of brandy?' It's an invitation unlikely to conjure images of style and sophistication for many of us, but substitute 'cognac' for brandy and the reaction is likely to be very different. Of course, cognac is a brandy, just as ...

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