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Review: one week wearing the new Apple Watch 4

I've spent the past week wearing with, and living with, the Apple Watch Series 4. My take? The fourth-generation Apple Watch is cohesive, it's ambitious, and it might just encourage you to reshape your habits and behaviors for the better. During my tenure covering the watch industry, there is no single watch that has been talked about more ...

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Paris match? Qantas plots next non-stop Boeing 787 flights for 2019

Qantas could decide on the next European destination for non-stop Boeing 787 flights from Perth as early as March 2019, with Paris a front-runner for the direct Dreamliner flights from Perth. Those flights may not begin until late 2019 or early 2020, after Qantas picks up the keys to six additional Dreamliners, but CEO Alan Joyce says that strong ...

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Qantas, Cathay Pacific launch new codeshare partnership

Qantas will begin codesharing on Cathay Pacific's flights from Perth and Cairns to Hong Kong, and from Hong Kong to 10 destinations across Asia from ...

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EVA reveals new Boeing 787 business class styled by BMW Designworks

Taiwan's EVA Air is about to start flying its first Boeing 787-9, and the Dreamliner marks the debut of a new Royal Laurel business class seat for ...

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Emirates seeks Etihad takeover to create world's largest airline

Dubai’s flagship airline Emirates is looking at taking over unprofitable neighbor Etihad, according to four people familiar with the matter, in ...

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Review: 2019 Bentley Continental GT is power, glory and oh-so-brawny

People often ask me which new car I’d buy if money were no object. Here’s a strong contender: the 2019 Bentley Continental GT ...

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Top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up deals for September

In the market for a new credit card that earns Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer points? Then take a look at this month's top deals, which place almost 900,000 bonus Velocity points on the table, with Australia's largest sign-up offer generating up to 205,000 Velocity points from a single card application! Without further delay, here are ...

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These four top-shelf soundbars will bring your home theatre to life

A great soundbar brings your movies to life, filling your living area with sound without the need to cram in lots of speakers. If your super-thin television doesn't leave room for decent built-in speakers – and that's usually the case – ...

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Here's how Qantas can make priority boarding actually work

TALKING POINT | Any traveller on a domestic Qantas flight can attest that the airline's approach to priority boarding simply does not work. And it's hard to understand why, especially when so many other airlines including its competitor Virgin Australia get priority boarding right. I've flown as a business class passenger or a top tier frequent ...

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One watch, many looks: a primer on watch straps

Replacing the strap is a quick and inexpensive way to dramatically change the style of your watch. A new strap can dress a watch up or down, make it more comfortable in hot and humid weather, and look the part while driving a vintage car. And for frequent flyers in particular, it's far easier to carry around a pouch full of strap options and a ...

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The top perks of Virgin Velocity Gold for domestic economy flyers

Virgin Australia Velocity Gold status is the target of many frequent flyers as it's easier to obtain than Platinum, while still providing many ...

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Copa launches lie-flat business class on new Boeing 737 MAX jets

Central American airline Copa has rolled out lie-flat seats on its new Boeing 737 MAX jets, making it the latest member in a small but growing clique ...

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Here's how the Airbus A380 changed the premium travel experience

It's now been a decade since Qantas picked up the keys to its first Airbus A380, and eleven years since Singapore Airlines made its inaugural superjumbo flight from Singapore to Sydney. The sheer size of this airborne behemoth offered plenty of room ...

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Keeping your Westpac Altitude Rewards credit card points flowing in

Westpac is making some changes to its Altitude Rewards credit card points scheme in November with new points transfer rates applying to many of its partner frequent flyer programs, affecting cards like Altitude Platinum and Altitude Black. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be earning fewer points on your everyday purchases ...

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How much could you save on corporate travel with Singapore Airlines?

If your business has employees that regularly travel domestically and internationally, your company could save a significant amount on its air travel when signing up for the Singapore Airlines Corporate Travel Programme. This article is sponsored by Singapore Airlines The Corporate Travel Programme is different to the company frequent flyer ...

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Why the 'King of Cocktails' sticks to a gin martini

Dale DeGroff spends about two thirds of his year on the road educating and consulting the international bar industry as the world’s foremost expert on the classic American cocktail. Dubbed 'The King of Cocktails', DeGroff is notable for ...

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British Airways streamlines connections with chauffeur drive transfers

British Airways is ramping up efforts at its London Heathrow T5 hub to help passengers make their connecting flights. This includes expanding a trial ...

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Turkish Airlines now aims for Australian flights by June 2019

Turkish Airlines is putting Australia back on its route map, with the airline's CEO seemingly confirming plans to launch flights to an ...

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Turkish Airlines wants Istanbul-Sydney flights by June 2019

Turkish Airlines is putting Australia back on its route map, with the airline's CEO confirming plans to launch flights to Sydney next year. Speaking today at the annual Corporate Club business travel conference in Istanbul, as reported by Airways Magazine, Turkish Airlines Chairman İlker Aycı said the Star Alliance member planned to begin flying ...

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High speed rail from Hong Kong to China to tempt business travellers

China's sprawling bullet train network will extend to Hong Kong on September 23, providing a direct connection to 44 mainland destinations. With the addition of services from Guangzhou and Shenzhen – the major cities closest to Hong Kong – what’s now a daylong train trip to Beijing would be cut to nine hours. China’s ...

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Virgin Australia's direct flights between the Gold Coast and Perth

Virgin Australia will launch direct flights between Perth and the Gold Coast from mid-December, albeit with a few caveats. The flights will run just twice a week, and across a seasonal roster from 13 December 2018 to 26 January 2019 rather than being a year-around service. Those flights will run on the workhorse Boeing 737-800 rather than ...

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Your guide to Cathay Pacific's Business Plus reward program

Cathay Pacific’s Business Plus loyalty program provides companies and their travellers with valuable benefits as a reward for booking Cathay ...

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Your guide to Melbourne Airport's international business class lounges

Melbourne's international terminal features no less than eight lounges for business class passengers, and with some boarding passes unlocking not ...

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Why you should never pay in Australian dollars overseas

When using your Visa or Mastercard debit or credit card overseas to make purchases or ATM cash withdrawals, you may be asked if you’d like to ...

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Using Virgin Australia Velocity points to book Delta flights

When it comes to booking flights using your hard-earned Virgin Australia Velocity points, one option to consider for your next journey abroad is ...

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BMW's Vision iNext concept puts the 'passenger experience' on wheels

With its new Vision iNext concept, BMW is planning for an autonomous future where everything you do while inside a car matters - except driving. “This is the new normal: We will offer safe fully autonomous driving by 2021,” declared Klaus Fröhlich, the BMW board member responsible for development. He was wearing a dark suit, and ...

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Sydney Airport T1 becomes 'quiet terminal' with fewer announcements

Sydney Airport’s international terminal will become a quieter place to relax and unwind when jetting abroad, with T1 transitioning to become a ‘quiet terminal’ from Monday September 17. While regular announcements will continue to be made at and around boarding gates, only “critical” announcements will be broadcast ...

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Review: Mazda MX-5 (mid-2018 refresh)

What we’re driving: Mazda MX-5 What it costs: From $34,190 to $48,960 Why we're driving it: It’s spring. That’s more than enough reason to jump into the latest Mazda MX-5. Even better, the world’s favourite sports car has ...

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