Corporate News May
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New Online Booking Engine Update
Pulse Corporate Travel has officially rolled out the New Online Booking Engine with great success. The feedback we are receiving from all our clients is that it is very user-friendly and easy to follow particularly when booking accommodation. If you have any questions regarding the new booking engine, please don’t hesitate to contact your Pulse Corporate Travel consultant.
Earn More Qantas Points
APT is the latest operator to announce an alliance with the Qantas Frequent Flyer program, with travellers now able to earn points on every APT booking they make. The agreement covers all APT trips, with two points per dollar spent available for APT river cruises, and one point per dollar for all other APT product including classic journeys, 4WD adventures, small group discoveries and small ship cruising itineraries. Points aren’t awarded on airfares bundled with an APT holiday or on cancelled trips. Qantas Points will be credited to the QF frequent flyer member’s account within seven days of the trip departure. Book your APT Holiday with Pulse Travel. Source: Travel Daily
Virgin Economy X
Have you tried Virgin Australia’s Economy X? Economy X transforms your Economy travel experience. Offering greater legroom to several rows, Economy X is located at the front of the Economy Cabin and/or over the over wing exit rows. It has been designed to provide guests with more comfort and an enhanced travelling experience both on the ground and in the air. Speak with your Pulse Corporate Travel consultant for more information. Source: Virgin Australia
British Airways Jumps Queue
British Airways has signed up to the TSA Precheck program in the United States, meaning its customers can now benefit from shorter security queues in American airports. Accepted British Airways clients will not have to remove shoes, light jackets, or belts, and laptops can also remain in hand luggage. Source: Travel Daily
Chicago to New Zealand
Air New Zealand is making it even easier to discover the best of New Zealand and Australia with the launch of three non-stop flights per week from Chicago to Auckland, New Zealand starting November 30.
Operated by new 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, passengers travelling from Chicago can expect a truly enjoyable flight that includes the award-winning Economy Skycouch™, luxury leather Premium Economy seats and lie flat beds in Business Premier™. Source: Air New Zealand
Cathay Pacific Fuel Surcharge Increase
Please be advised the Fuel Surcharge levied on Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon sectors, will be increased for tickets issued/reissued and with travel commencing on/after 01 June 2018.
This surcharge will be collected at the point of sale. The surcharge applies per passenger to all passengers travelling on Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon services per flight coupon, regardless of class of travel, fare type or passenger type. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to speak with your Pulse Travel Representative. Source: Cathay Pacific
United Airlines Private Suite
United Airlines and The Private Suite have teamed up to offer UA customers access to a newly built terminal for First and Business class pax at LAX. Passengers who purchase access will receive personalised check-in, private security screening, and transport to their aircraft on board a BMW 7-Series sedan. UA passengers flying to or from LAX to Melbourne & Sydney will have access to the exclusive co-branded lounge. Source: Travel Daily
Cathay Pacific Loyalty Program Changes
Cathay Pacific’s loyalty Program Asia Miles has been revamped to offer significantly more earning power for travellers on Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon flights. The changes will also boost availability of redemption seats, with Asia Miles also introducing a new online flight award booking system to offer a more seamless experience by making it easier to check the availability of all flights for chosen dates, cabin class and award type. The changes are effective 22 June and will be available to the scheme’s 10 million members. Source: Travel Daily
Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia End Alliance
Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia will end their trans-Tasman alliance in October this year following seven years of partnership. Current trans-Tasman alliance arrangements will remain in place until 27 October and customers travelling before this date will be unaffected. Customers booked with Air New Zealand to travel on a Virgin Australia service (or vice versa) after 28 October should contact their Travel Consultant. Source: Air New Zealand