Virgin Australia

Emergency landing after plane hits eagle Yahoo7 News

A passenger plane has been forced to make an emergency landing at Melbourne airport after it hit a large bird, believed to be an eagle.<p>Emergency …

Aviation

Plane makes emergency landing in Brisbane

A passenger flight from Coolangatta to Sydney has made an emergency landing in Brisbane after experiencing engine troubles.

Aviation

The Secret Plane Compartments Where Pilots Nap on Long Flights

Sitting economy on a long-haul flight isn’t exactly the dream experience for most travelers. But, with knees tucked in and head perched on our …

Travel

Why do investors keep ploughing money into airlines when they lose so much money?

If you knew a plane couldn't fly, would you step aboard? Probably not.<p>So why do so many investors plough so much into airlines that have as much …

Australian News

10 reasons why heading Down Under makes most sense with Singapore Airlines

When it comes to the long haul from the UK to Australia, no other airline pampers and provides as much as Singapore Airlines – here are 10 reasons why Singapore’s carrier is the discerning choice for discerning travellers<p>1 Great-value fares<p>Whether it’s one-stop or non-stop, getting from one end of …

Airlines

Emirates hands almost all trans-Tasman flying to Qantas

One of the more interesting ways to get from Australia to New Zealand is on the Emirates A380. These feature the only first class cabin on the routes …

Airlines

Virgin America Will No Longer Exist in 6 Months

A company memo announced the last day of the beloved airline.<p>When Alaska Airlines bought Virgin America in December 2016 for $2.6 billion, fans knew the clock was ticking on Richard Branson's aviation brainchild. Initial reports suggested the San Francisco-based airline would stick around until …

Airlines

Why I Signed Up for my 17th Credit Card!

Yes, 17 is a ton of credit cards, but each one serves their purpose! Find out about the newest addition to our wallet here. The post Why I Signed Up …

Airlines

NAB nukes American Express credit cards

NAB is pulling the pin on its partnership with American Express, becoming the second of Australia's Big Four banks – after ANZ – to axe AMEX credit …

Airlines

The elusive frequent flyer level that's even better than Platinum

There's a steady progression up the frequent flyer food chain. Your status in the loyalty program of Qantas or Virgin Australia ticks over from …

Airlines

Virgin Australia to reduce Los Angeles flights as 777s undergo maintenance checks

Virgin Australia will offer a reduced schedule on its flights from Australia to Los Angeles in late 2017 and early 2018 as its Boeing 777-300ERs …

Airlines

Markets Live: Banks depress ASX

And that's it for Markets Live for today.<p>Thanks for reading and for your comments.<p>See you all again tomorrow morning from 9.<p>A listless Thursday <b>saw</b> …

Economy

U.S. crude supply fell 4.08M barrels last week, API says

The API reports a draw of 4.08M barrels of crude oil for the week ending Sept. 29 vs. last week's draw of 761K barrels.<p>Gasoline shows a build of …

Oil

Gevo to supply jet fuel to Virgin Australia

Gevo (GEVO +9.2%) surges nearly 10% on news that it expects to begin later this month supplying its renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel to the Virgin …

Business

Virgin to trial biofuel in Brisbane

Brisbane airport will become one of the first airports in the world to use biofuel, with Virgin Australia trialling the sustainable fuel …

Biofuel

Virgin Australia's John Borghetti says it's time to think long term on transport

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce's plan to fly aircraft non-stop between Sydney and London or New York has been getting a lot of attention …

Australian News

What will Etihad do to Virgin Australia with new managers?

New Abu Dhabi Midfield terminal being built for a failed strategy?Will the crushing collapse of the Etihad business model give the airline game more …

Airlines

Virgin experiencing check

Virgin Australia has fixed a technical issue which took down its check-in computer system for nearly three hours.<p>Delays are expected for Virgin …

Australian News

ANZ Bank, Virgin Airline outages cause havoc for customers

ANZ Bank and Virgin Airlines' customers have had their weekend disrupted due to system outages.<p>The bank's issues started on Saturday evening when its …

Banking

More bad news for the Crows after yesterday’s AFL Grand Final loss

Delays were forecast for the rest of the afternoon for all Virgin flights, with the airline attempting to check in all passengers manually.<p>About …

Australian News

Priority boarding with Qantas, Virgin: what's your experience?

TALKING POINT | Being able to 'jump the queue' – or at least elegantly sidestep it – is why Gold and Platinum frequent flyers like priority boarding. …

Airlines

6 Everyday Places With Crazy, Behind-The-Scenes Secret Areas

By E. Reid Ross Published: September 28th, 2017 Unless you're something cool, like a weaponized airborne shark test pilot or perhaps a weaponized …

Humor

Netflix Coming Soon to a Plane Near You

Catch up on 'Stranger Things' and 'House of Cards' while 40,000 feet in the air.

Netflix

Netflix working with airlines to improve Wi-Fi streaming on flights

Netflix is taking a 40,000-foot view in its next strategic initiative to expand access to the streaming service.<p>Starting in 2018, the company will …

Wi-Fi

Netflix May Be Streamable on All Flights by 2018

Catch up on all your favorite shows while you travel—at no additional cost.<p>Just when you thought you couldn't love Netflix more, the streaming giant announced on Monday that it plans to extend mobile-friendly, bandwidth-efficient technology to airline carriers worldwide. In plain English, you can …

Netflix

Netflix wants you to chill even at an altitude of 35,000 feet

The in-flight entertainment on your next vacation might be the same entertainment you enjoy on your couch at home. On Monday, September 25, at the …

Entertainment

Netflix Is Offering to Help Airlines Make In-flight Streaming Better

The age of better in-flight entertainment is almost here.<p>According to <i>Variety</i>, Netflix has announced that the company will start extending …

Travel

Netflix wants to team with airline carriers to bring streaming to the sky in 2018

In an attempt to expand streaming access (and make traveling more bearable), Netflix is taking flight in 2018.<p>As <i>Variety</i> reports, the company …

Airlines

Netflix is offering its mobile encoding technology to airlines for improved in-flight Wi-Fi

Speedy Internet connections aren’t yet synonymous with airline Wi-Fi but that may soon change.<p>Netflix at the Apex Expo on Monday announced a new …

Wi-Fi