American Airlines and Qantas Get Early Approval for Joint Venture

American Airlines and Qantas have been given the U.S. government’s tentative approval to operate a joint venture after a prior effort was rejected in 2016. The U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday issued an order tentatively approving the joint business agreement and granting antitrust immunity to the airlines covering international service. Once final approval is…

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Qantas Starts Weighing Carry-On Bags

Qantas plans to start weighing carry-on bags at the gate. Some airlines have a weight limit on them and Qantas is planning to start enforcing it. For the Australian carrier, that limit is 7 kg or 15.4 lb per bag. They plan to place scales at gates across Australian airports. Enforcement is reportedly occurring on the busiest…

Qantas, Now a Citi ThankYou Rewards Transfer Partner

Citi ThankYou Rewards has added another name to their partner list, Qantas. ThankYou Rewards expanded its transfer options last summer with 9 new partners and now they probably have the most impressive name yet. You can now do 1:1 point transfers from ThankYou Rewards to Qantas Frequent Flyer. I flew with Qantas last year and I was very impressed. They have…