Airlines

Flight test: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class (business)

Flight Test It's hard to grumble about average food and the less than spectacular cabin staff aboard this flight.

Airlines

Flight test: Cathay Pacific premium economy

Cathay Pacific Premium Economy.

Sally Webb It's easy to see why Cathay was named the world's best airline. They get it so, so right.

Air travel

Flight test: Virgin Australia business class to LA

Virgin Australia business class bar

Flight Test Friendly service - always attentive but never over the top - makes up for a small seat width.

Air travel

Flight test: Etihad Coral economy class

flight test, review by Flip Byrnes. Economy class Etihad. Abu Dhabi - Sydney. Supplied

Julietta Jameson Etihad has won plenty of awards, but the service does not live up to the hype.

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Flight test: Air Tahiti Nui business class

Air Tahiti

Flight Test The cabin is not full, so there's a nice feeling of space and relaxation.

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Flight test: Qantas and Alaska Air

Qantas 747

Flight Test It's competitively priced, with a smooth, stress-free transfer between flights at LA airport.

Air travel

Flight test: Qatar Dreamliner business class

trv-index-qatar

Flight Test So many little touches add up to make Qatar Airways' Dreamliner business-class virtually unbeatable.

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Flight test: Jetstar economy class

Jetstar

Katrina Lobley Recline your seat a little and lie back and think of the money saved flying a no-frills airline.

Airlines

Flight test: Cathay Pacific business class

Cathay Pacific Business Class

Tim Richards Cathay's business class is attractive and comfortable, with the self-contained nature of its seats a bonus.

Air travel

Flight test: Oman Air economy

Oman air.

Tim Richards The seats are snug, but for a medium-haul flight this is a good economy-class experience.

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Flight Test: United Airlines economy class

United Airlines Boeing 777

Flight Test At last - United finally offers seat-back TV screens on its flights between Australia and the US.

Airlines

Flight test: Jetstar business class

flight test jetstar, business class Melbourne to Tokyo

Robert Upe It's a far cry from the lie-flat seats business travellers now expect, but it's a lot cheaper too.

Airlines

Flight test: Qantas 747 jumbo jet business class

Qantas 747

Rob McFarland The mood in business class is playful and jovial rather than fawning and obsequious.

Air travel

Flight test: South Africa Airways economy class

South Africa Airways.

Max Anderson It's hard to find fault with this economy flight, even if it ultimately feels a bit so-so.

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Flight test: Virgin Australia economy class

Virgin flight attendants

Nina Karnikowski Budget doesn't have to mean skimping on service. Virgin staff are setting a great example.

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Flight test: Thai Airways business class

thai airways business class

Flight Test Thai promotes its service as 'smooth as silk' and this trip matches the brag-line.

Air travel

Flight test: Etihad Coral economy class

flight test, review by Flip Byrnes. Economy class Etihad. Abu Dhabi - Sydney. Supplied

Flip Byrnes I was so parched at one point I considered drinking my contact lens solution.

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Flight test: Garuda Indonesia business class

Garuda Business class.

Jane Reddy Timing is spot-on during meal service and you are never without bottled water delivered from courteous flight attendants.

Air travel

Flight test: Delta economy class

Delta's economy class.

Daniel Fallon A warm welcome from the flight crew sets the tone for the trip - we felt looked after.

Airlines

Flight test: Air Canada

 Air Canada economy

Flight Test A painless flight with a friendly crew and the through luggage transfer is a bonus, writes Daniel Scott.