According to The Independent, Quantas will be rolling out "superfast wi-fi... ten times faster than existing in-flight wi-fi" on its domestic flights this month, with the rest of its fleet being upgraded in due course.
A free trial subscription will be required to take advantage of the streaming music and video services.
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A survey by AirlineRatings.com reported in CNN Business Traveller says Quantas has secured the title of Safest Airline for a fourth year thanks to its record of "no recorded fatalities since the advent of jet travel".
The other 19 in the Top 20 are, in alphabetical order, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways (ANA), British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Finnair, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airline System (SAS), Singapore Airlines, Swiss, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia.
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A survey by Kayak reported by The Sun found that most internal flights cost more per mile than international flights, whilst Gran Canaria is the most cost-effective destination in Europe for British flyers, at a mere 9.7p per mile.
The cost of travelling by air from Glasgow to Belfast is "a whopping 70p per mile". By contrast, at 8.4p per mile, Melbourne, Australia, offers great value.
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The four new routes and additional flights represent the addition of over 65,000 extra seats, taking the total number of seats on sale from London Stansted to over 875,000 - a capacity increase of 8%.
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"Professional idiot" Adam Saleh claimed that he'd successfully stowed away in a suitcase to get himself from Melbourne to Sydney on board an hour-long Tigerair flight, reports The Inquirer.
However, the airline quickly scotched the claims via Twitter. "Nice try Adam," said a good-humoured tweet on 14 December, "but definitely a few inconsistencies with this vid, namely the fact we have footage of you boarding the plane!"
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