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Joint Qantas-Emirates network open for bookings

January 22, 2013, 1:59 pmYahoo!7

Qantas customers can now officially start booking on the joint Qantas-Emirates network for travel from March 31.

Joint Qantas-Emirates network open for bookings
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It's been a somewhat turbulent journey up until now, but Qantas customers can officially start booking on the joint Qantas-Emirates network for travel from March 31.

Qantas International CEO Simon Hickey said customers could now book travel on a mix of Qantas and Emirates services to Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

"The feedback from customers since the Qantas and Emirates partnership was announced has been fantastic, so we are pleased people can start booking from today," said Mr Hickey.

Today also marks the start of Emirates selling seats on Qantas services, in an arrangement that will ultimately see the world’s largest international airline drive traffic to regional hubs such as Hobart and the Gold Coast, on routes operated by Qantas.

Additionally, Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn points and status credits on Qantas flights operated by Emirates.

The announcement follows the interim authorisation from the ACCC for the proposed Qantas and Emirates partnership, which still remains subject to government and regulatory approvals.

Have your say. Will you be flying Qantas/Emirates in 2013? What are your expectations of the service?

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  1. Richard Gr12:52am Friday 25th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    But apart from that, great news for the Aussie traveller and for bringing more tourists into Australia

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  2. Richard Gr12:31am Friday 25th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    My question is will I be able to use my Emirates mileage on Qantas flights from HK to OZ. As to service, Emirates service seems has dropped below that of Etihad, but I giuess they let that happen in preparation for the link up with Qantas. ! I guess we will then see more Qantas jobs go off shore as far as Dubai...

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