Great News for Australian Travellers: Qatar Airways Joins OneWorld Alliance

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Pan Australian Travel, an established travel management firm, gives updates on current happenings from Qatar Airways, Qantas Airways, and Air Pacific.

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That looks like it’s going to be great news particularly for Aussie travelers. They’ve got a fantastic European network in particular,

In its weekly video blog, Pan Australian Travel recaps news from the airline industry. The news recap includes updates from Qatar Airways, Qantas, and Air Pacific. Qatar Airways announces their expected enrollment in the OneWorld Alliance, Qantas is offering free Wi-Fi in its terminals at Australian airports, Qantas is also upgrading their business class amenities, and Air Pacific’s rebrand is complete.

Qatar Airways announces that they will be joining the OneWorld Alliance. Their enrollment in OneWorld Alliance is expected to complete in 12 to 18 months. Qatar Airways is the first major Middle Eastern airline to join one of the two airline alliances. “That looks like it’s going to be great news particularly for Aussie travelers. They’ve got a fantastic European network in particular,” interpreted Jake Hower, Managing Director of Pan Australian Travel.

There is great news for passengers flying out of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth airports. The Qantas terminal at these airports is now offering free Wi-Fi within their terminal. “That’s really great news. It beats trying to connect to the Internet via a phone when there are a couple of thousand other people trying to connect at the same time. That’s just a good little feature there that Qantas have rolled out. You probably will see Virgin doing something similar in their terminals just to keep pace,” said Mr. Hower.

Qantas also announces upgrades to their business class amenities. The upgrades include new mattresses, duvets, and amenity kits. This helps them keep pace with Emirates, especially since Emirates have quality mattresses on its A380 aircraft. This also creates brand consistency between the Emirates and Qantas partnership.

Air Pacific’s rebranding to Fiji Airways is now complete. The rebranding included updating to a new livery and a new name. They have also improved the seating on the A330 aircraft.

About Pan Australian Travel

Pan Australian Travel has been helping business and leisure travelers for over 50 years. In an industry full of flash-in-the-pan businesses, that makes it one of Australia’s most established travel agencies.

They don’t do budget travel or mass-market package deals. Instead, they focus on helping business travelers take the stress out of travel, and helping leisure travelers plan the luxury holiday or cruise of their dreams.

In other words, their first priority is great service. In fact, they guarantee it by offering a full refund of all agency fees if clients are not 100% satisfied with their service.

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