Qantas new Hangar at Los Angeles International Airport

Qantas Business Rewards, 2017 In-flight Safety Video & New Hangar In LAX


 Qantas Safety Video 2017


Have you seen Qantas’ new in-flight safety video for 2017? It features some of Australia’s gorgeous landscapes and locations. It makes a great introduction to some of these cities. Unique destinations across every Australian state and territory ranging from the Victorian ski fields to sand surfing at Queensland’s Moreton are featured. There are a couple of cameo appearances such as a Bangarra dance performance overlooking Botany Bay, the crew from “Wild Oats XI” showing Sydney Harbour and designer Daniel Avakian on a Melbourne fashion runway.

Personally, I would watch this in-flight safety video which shares the important safety instructions with an interesting background. It definitely beats watching the boring ‘corporate’ types of flight safety videos that some airlines have been screening onboard for many years.

The airline’s safety video last year garnered over 90 million views across Qantas’ in-flight and social media platforms.


Qantas New Engineering Facility at Los Angeles International Airport


Qantas spent an investment of over US$30 million on its new 5.7 hectare engineering facility at Los Angeles International Airport which was unveiled on 28 January 2017. It is the airline’s first and largest commercial hanger specifically designed to accommodate the Airbus A380 in North America.

The hangar is 50% larger than its previous LAX hanger. It will be used to carry out maintenance checks on Qantas’ A380 and Boeing 747 aircraft during ground time in Los Angeles. It can also support Qantas’ new B787-9 Dreamliner when it enters into service later this year. Four aircraft can be worked on simultaneously. Time can be cut to carry out maintenance tasks by about 20%. Qantas will also have the ability to bid for work on other carriers’ aircraft.


Qantas operates more than 40 return flights per week from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to LA using A380s and B747s. Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner services on the Melbourne-LA route begin in December 2017.


Qantas Business Rewards

Qantas Business Rewards is the new programme catered to people who fly for work. The programme makes everyday business purchases more rewarding for small to medium-sized businesses.

An evolution of the existing Acquire initiative which has grown to over 125,000 members since launching in 2014, the new programme is improved with many new features. Now you can earn Qantas Points from the first dollar spent. You can also increase your earn rate by flying more with three levels of membership offering bigger opportunities to earn and access significant savings on future bookings.

When an employee flies on Qantas for work, their business earns Qantas Points in addition to the Qantas Points and Status Credits the employee can earn as an individual Qantas frequent flyer. Individual companies can also earn points for purchases on the ground, ranging from office supplies to recruitment and telecommunications.

Flying on partner airlines Emirates and American Airlines will also earn Qantas Points for business. Caltex Australia and Jaguar Land Rover have also just joined the programme offering Qantas Points for purchases.



Earn through flying:

For every 100 Qantas Points earned by the individual as a Qantas Frequent Flyer, members of the Qantas Business Rewards program will earn at least 20 Qantas Points for the business.

More flying will earn the business more points, with three levels of benefits offering the business the opportunity to earn up to 40 per cent of the points the individual flyer earns. Savings also increase the more the business flies, with up to eight per cent savings on eligible fares. These savings can be accessed through their preferred travel agent or via Qantas Business Direct (opens in new window).


Earning on the ground:

There are more than 40 partners through which members of Qantas Business Rewards can earn points on categories including: travel; vehicle hire, leasing and parking; banking, finance and accounting; phone, internet and cloud solutions; accommodation; cleaning and waste services; insurance; office supplies; energy; freight, delivery and storage; recruitment, staff and training; advertising and printing; and construction and trade.


How to join:

Any Australian-based business with an ABN can join Qantas Business Rewards. Businesses that join by 28 February 2017 can do so for free through


These tables outline the three levels of program benefits under the new Qantas Business Rewards program and refer to points earned per membership year.

A level two member of Qantas Business Rewards flying between Sydney and Melbourne on a return Flexible Economy fare would earn 720 Qantas Points for their Qantas Business Rewards account. That is in addition to the number of Qantas Points their flyer would earn as a Qantas Frequent Flyer member which would be at least 2,400 depending on their tier.

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