Being an Australian farmer is a tough gig, and its great to see so many initiatives to raise funds to help communities affected by drought. Ironically, the $799, 9-hour fundraiser is being promoted to raise money for drought relief however it is being advertised with the inclusion of a major water cannon salute on arrival into Alice Springs. One event scheduled for early April is a charity 747 flight from Brisbane to Alice Springs.
Despite two international searches, the aircraft has not been found although refinements to the data that is known still suggest that the aircraft lies off the West Australian coast in an area that was not previously searched. Another year is about to pass since the loss of MH370 prompting several new television documentaries and stories.
You dont have to mortgage the house or book months ahead to catch the headline Broadway shows, such as King Kong. Visiting New York City? If lining up on a cold NYC morning is not your thing, some theatres also have online lotteries for rush seats. Just go to the theatre where the show is playing at 10am for the chance to pick up prime seats for as little as $50.
Leading the deal race is the five-star Wyndham Sundancer Resort which is offering a one-bedroom suite for just $1 for the first night, with subsequent nights costing just A$130. AirAsia has announced another Australian route, this time flying direct from Perth to the Indonesian island of Lombok, prompting local hotels to create some stunning deals. The deal runs from June 9 making it a perfect, low cost, winter escape. Lombok is the natural rival to nearby Bali and boasts magnificent beaches and enchanting scenery. AirAsia flies from Perth to Lombok direct four times a week.
Calling for the engineer to fix a problem at the gate usually also meant a long wait for aircraft parts. However, an Air New Zealand 777 this week departed LAX with a spare part that was produced using a high-tech 3D printer.
As you would expect the aviation geeks are lining up willing to part with A$2,370 for the tour. Such is the level of support from the North Korean Government that it has granted permission for guests to take photos at each of the three government-controlled airports on the itinerary. Using 9 classic aircraft the routes include low level sweeps across the countrys main cities and guests can also experience the airline widely regarded as the worst in the world, North Koreas Air Koroyo. Over the years weve listed old aircraft that have been turned into hotels, bars, restaurants and even day-spas, but in October you can fly in the last remaining Russian Ilyushin IL-62 as well as the little known Tupolev and the Antonov as part of a 3-night tour that takes in the best of North Korea.
The airline has invested heavily in a television commercial that promotes the dreams of women athletes. Twenty-four qualifying teams will compete in the event which is staged across 9 French cities. Middle East carrier Qatar Airways has boosted its sponsorship equity in the FIFA Womens World Cup which gets underway in France next month.
CREW TIP: If you are travelling to the USA dont book your internal US flights in Australia - buy your domestic flights when you get there. Just give yourself a little slack in the schedule, avoid tight turnaround times and youll save big! United, American and Southwest are amongst the carriers who are struggling to keep their shareholders happy and the arrival of new aircraft will add capacity on most major routes. Additional capacity from new aircraft commitments and a softening domestic market is set to drive air fares within the USA further down over the next 6 months.
United has long offered pay-for-view access inflight to US distributor Direct TV, but this week has announced free access to the live streaming service which is available on more than 200 of its 737s across that fly across the USA. Just in time for the Superbowl 53.
The Toowoomba based facility will train pilots who will be deployed primarily on QantasLink operations. Qantas has opened the doors for applications to join its Pilot Academy. The call for applications is the start of a new era of pilot opportunities with the airline. Meanwhile training costs are set to increase with a number of airports, including Melbourne's Moorabbin which this week annouced an incease in landing fees.
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Sri Lankan Airlines are filling lots of seats on the Melbourne to Colombo direct flights and from October they will switch from the current A330-200 to an A330-300. While on the outside the planes look similar, in the cabin the 330-300 has fully flat beds in business and every passenger in the premium cabin has direct access to an aisle.
American Airlines have this week grounded fourteen 737-800s after overhead lockers kept popping open. CREW TIP: If you cant carry it dont take it! The move is aimed to align Qantas mainline flights with Jetstars optional baggage upgrade which has reportedly provided a hefty cash boost. Despite the increase, carry-on weight remains an issue with a rise in crew and passenger injuries from overweight bags and overhead lockers. In fact, passengers can take 14kgs into the cabin as there is provision for a second item weighing up to 4kg. The great debate over carry-on baggage took another twist with Qantas announcing from March 25 that passengers can take an extra 3 kilos, taking the limit for one bag to 10 kilos.
Unless youre travelling with a budget airline, many of which have less than favourable fine print, remember you are the self-loading freight and the airlines responsibility.
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