NEWS: Devices stay switched on with Qantas

Qantas announced this morning that customers can now use their smart phones, tablets and music players during take-off and landing without having to switch off, providing uninterrupted access to work and entertainment. Qantas was approved to revise its personal electronic device policy by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority yesterday following new guidance on the safe use of personal electronic devices inflight. Until yesterday, devices in Australia were required to remain off until the seatbelt sign turned off, meaning passengers were unable to use them while the […]

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NEWS: Increased accessibility into Texas for Aussie delegates

A delegation of civic and business leaders from Dallas and Fort Worth, including officials from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), toured Australia this week, promoting the Qantas-DFW route and announcing new services that will streamline the customs process for Australians visiting the U.S. From May 2014, DFW’s automated passport control (APC) system, which was previously reserved for U.S. and Canadian citizens, will be expanded to include visa waiver countries like Australia. “At DFW we have been working diligently to streamline the customs and immigration process […]

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NEWS: Qantas partners with Bangkok Airways

Qantas this week announced a new codeshare agreement with Bangkok Airways, which is set to significantly improve the national carrier’s travel options across South East Asia. From March 30, Qantas customers will be able to book Bangkok Airways services from Bangkok and Singapore to six new destinations in Thailand, including Ko Samui, Chiang Mai and Phuket. Qantas international CEO Simon Hickey said the agreement was another step forward in delivering on the airline’s strategy to offer better options for customers travelling between Australia and Asia. […]

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