Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Brisbane enraptures with its unique draws

Brisbane, The city of gleaming skyscrapers and the capital of Queensland is the third largest city of Australia. The vibrant metropolis located by the Brisbane River has charms that rival even the most blessed city in the world, and is at the forefront of cutting-edge tourism infrastructure, with exceptional hotels and excellent restaurants.

Alluring ambiance, vivacious culture, cosmopolitan character, year-round pleasant weather, marvellous attractions, fascinating cafe scene and lush riverside parks are among the paradisiacal traits of the city. Millions of vacationers around the world plan holidays to this charming city and hunt for airlines offering cheap air tickets on flights to Brisbane.

Travellers are endowed with abundant sightseeing attractions and plenty of intriguing activities. Adventure, beach and sport enthusiasts can take their pick from multitude of adrenalin pumping activities. Sailing, kayaking, surfing, diving, snorkelling, cruising, whale watching, rock Climbing, abseiling, hot-air ballooning, sky diving, 4WD excursions, golfing, lush national parks top the minds of holidaymakers who book cheap flights to Brisbane.

The city bewilders everyone who travels to its shores with a mesmerizing fusion of old and new displaying in an array of enthralling attractions and activities. Historical and cultural buffs can blissfully explore the Treasury Building near Victoria Bridge, Queensland Cultural Centre apart from world-beating museums, old and intriguing colonial homes and aboriginal culture.

Behold the magnificence of the grand St John’s Cathedral, breathtaking Story Bridge, the thrilling Wheel of Brisbane, and verdant Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha – some of the most popular attractions on a sightseeing tour of the city. Drink-in the glory of magical Brisbane and cherish those ecstatic moments all your life!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Airline Passenger Rights Implemented

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s latest set of rules and regulations will go into effect on Tuesday. The new airline rules are comprehensively pro-traveller and seek to reduce airport tarmac delays, further compensate bumped passengers, and make additional fees more transparent.

Under the new regulations, international flights operated by domestic and international airlines in the US will face steep fines if found waiting on the tarmac for more than four hours.

Travellers who are involuntarily bumped from their flights will now be entitled to much more compensation. If the carrier is not able to offer alternative flights within two hours for domestic travel and four hours for international flights, then the airline is legally responsible to offer a compensation of four times the value of ticket up to $1,300. In the past, travellers were only authorized to collect up to $800 for such an inconvenience. With the move, DOT hopes to put a damper on the practise of overbooking. Overbooking mostly impacts passengers with cheap flight tickets as they are the ones who are asked to vacate seats in favour of ‘rich’ travellers. Now with such a massive compensation to pay, it will be very unlikely that airlines will try to bump passengers who have cheap tickets on flights.

Under new guidelines, carriers are also required to refund baggage fees in case of a lost luggage. The rule doesn’t necessitate a bag-fee refund if the baggage is delayed.

The new rules are the latest in the government’s push to expand passenger rights. Some more regulations are set to go into effect in 2012.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Qantas and British Airways Rev Up JSA

Qantas had multiple aces up its sleeves and presumably all of them were announced on Tuesday! One of them is that Qantas is going to upgrade its long-running Joint Services Agreement (JSA) with British Airways.

The modified JSA allows both carriers to strengthen their Singapore hub as well as to provide superior air travel connections and benefits to passengers who book flights between London Heathrow Airport and Australia.

Under the restructured JSA, it has been reported that Qantas will maintain its Airbus A380 services from Sydney and Melbourne to London through Singapore, while BA will be using Boeing 747 instead of current Boeing 777 for London-Singapore-Sydney flights.

Qantas Group is surely on a roll with a number of new announcements coming out of the group. Qantas has also announced to float a new airline, Jetstar Japan, in partnership with Japan Airlines and Mitsubishi Corporation. It will be a low-cost airline that will be offering cheap flight tickets to travellers in regional Japanese market. This particular move of the group has been widely publicised. And if advertisers are to be believed air fares offered by this airline will surely bring a broad smile on travellers who look for cheap tickets on the flights.

Coming back to the enhanced JSA, it has been agreed upon that come 2012, Qantas will stop its Bangkok-London and Hong Kong-London flights and British Airways will cease its Bangkok-Sydney operations. This will ensure that both carriers reap the maxim benefits of their respective strengths.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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JAL, Qantas, Mitsubishi Partnership to Give Japan A New Airline

Qantas is spreading its wings wide to fly high and it is taking Japan Airlines along with it! These oneworld alliance partners, along with the Mitsubishi Corporation, have decided to float an altogether new airline to set the competition on fire in the Japanese air travel market! Jetstar Japan is the name of the new carrier that is set to rise in the Land of Rising Sun!

If advertisers are to be believed Jetstar Japan’s low-cost approach will make customers jump with joy. Cheap flight tickets within the Japanese domestic market will not be such a rarity once the airline starts to roll in the later part of the year 2012.

Jetstar Japan is expected to offer flights out of Tokyo, Narita Airport and Osaka, Kansai International. While initially the airline is just going to cater to the regional market in Japan, as time goes by the airline might delve into short haul international flights operations.

Jetstar Japan plans to launch with a fleet of three Airbus A320s, with each of them configured for 180 passengers in a solitary class. But the airline hopes that it will be able to grow to 24 aircrafts in just first few years of operation.

Qantas’ Jetstar first penetrated Japan in 2007 and since then the airline has become the preferred choice for passengers who look for cheap tickets on flights.

Jetstar Japan is going to follow the Jetstar’s low fare model and promises to roll out cheap airfares on its flights.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

All Nippon Airways Ready for Boeing’s First 787 Dreamliner

All Nippon Airways is in a celebratory mood and why not! The airline is set to receive the Boeing’s first 787 Dreamliner next month. 787 Dreamliner that is supposed to be delivered to the Japan’s flag carrier was rolled out at Boeing's facility in Seattle, United States on Monday.

787 Dreamliner is primarily made up of carbon composites or super durable plastic, making it a comparatively much lighter aircraft. Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner also touted as an extremely efficient airliner as it uses 20 % less fuel than conventional aircrafts. This will ensure cost-effective flights for the airline. Travellers around the world would be interested to see if the airline brings down the cost of air tickets and provide cheap flights to the budget travellers. All Nippon Airways’ popularity ratings will certainly rise if the airline does indeed shares the benefits of cost-effective flights with the passengers and rolls out cheap tickets on flights.

In commemoration of the first 787 Dreamliner, All Nippon Airways plans to fly the first commercial flight as a charter service from the Narita airport to Hong Kong. The airline will then provide air travel services on the Haneda-Okayama and Haneda-Hiroshima routes.

On domestic routes, the Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner will have 12 Premium Class seats and 252 standard class seats. On long-haul international flights, the aircraft will include a total of 158 seats that will include 46 Business Class seats and 112 Economy Class seats. On short-haul international flights, the plane will have 222 seats, including 42 Business Class seats and 180 Economy Class seats.

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

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