Airline Update: Perth to Paris

Find out the latest updates from the air and on the ground this week.

SJ is a regular travel contributor to YourLifeChoices. Her required holiday reading is Collective magazine, a great new fiction novel or a personal development book. Unlike photos, she feels you can never be over-developed.

New routes and air alliances can mean more travel options, so what’s new in the air and on the ground this week?


From farm to plane
In a world where ‘full service’ airlines such as British Airways now make those in economy pay for food and drinks, it’s refreshing to see not all carriers are equal.

Singapore Airlines has recently announced it will be upgrading its in-flight catering with it’s farm to plane concept. Designed to promote environmental sustainability and support  farming communities, the airline intends to incorporate more meatless ingredients and local produce in its in-flight meals.

Starting in the airline’s Suites cabin, the initiative will be rolled out to business and economy as well. Demonstrating Singapore Airline’s efforts to help reduce their carbon footprint, Marvin Tan, Senior Vice-President Product & Services, said: “While we continue to deliver a quality in-flight dining experience, we would also like our customers to know that we are playing our part in ensuring sustainability.’’

This might be one plane meal worth eating.

Read more at www.singaporeair.com

Perth to Paris
While London to Perth may be old news, direct flights between Australia and Europe are here to stay with Qantas announcing their intention to launch non-stop flights between Paris and the west coast capital.

While the daily Boeing 787 flights won’t be taking off until 2020 (when the airline adds to its fleet of eight Dreamliners), the daily rights for Paris have been secured.

A third direct flight to Europe, landing in Germany, is also in the airline’s sights, although all this depends on the acquisition of more Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

Très bien we say.

Find out more at Australian Business Traveller. What do you think about non-stop Europe flights? Would you fly non-stop for 19 hours? Or do you prefer to break up your long-haul Europe travel?

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    SuziJ
    4th Nov 2017
    10:13am
    Be aware that Singapore Airlines have a restrictive checked luggage allowance in all classes, except to the USA, nothing like the ones on most airlines.

    SA to all destinations other than USA
    Economy - 20kg
    Premium - 25kg
    Business - 30kg
    First - 35kg

    Most others, including SA to USA
    Economy - 1 x 23kg
    Premium - 2 x 23kg
    Business - 2 x 32kg
    First - 3 x 32kg
    GeorgeM
    4th Nov 2017
    1:11pm
    So much hype about Qantas adding 787 Dreamliners, when Jetstar has already been operating 787 Dreamliners for about a couple of years!

    Why does the media support this low-quality airline (many things don't work on the plane) which also destroyed thousands of Australian jobs, and does not scrap the excessive fuel surcharges - all to make fat profits and help their useless CEO (who initially sent this profitable airline into losses, shut down the airline for a day at a cost of $50Mil+ besides inconveniencing customers, and should have been fired) to make more bonuses?
    chrissie
    4th Nov 2017
    5:43pm
    I regularly fly overseas and my bag is usually well under 15kgs. What you have in your case may need to be carried at one time, for example up stairs in a bandb. Think what you are taking and have everything mixing and matching. Maximum 3 pairs of shoes, wear the heaviest. If you are going on a longish cruise you will always take more but for tripping around and using trains, etc you are the one having to carry your case.


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