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New Carry-on procedures - laptops etc
It has been confirmed that the UK will follow the US in enacting a ban on passengers carrying large electronic devices such as laptops and tablets in the cabin on direct flights from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa.
The new security measures will mean that electronic items and devices larger than a mobile phone will be required to be carried in checked luggage only, not in the main cabin in hand luggage. This will apply to (but is not limited to), laptops, tablets, portable DVD players, cameras, e-readers and gaming devices larger than a smartphone.
The policy will come into effect on Friday 24 March 2017 and will impact flights travelling to the United States and the United Kingdom from the following list of countries.
The US policy has banned large electronic devices on flights from the following countries:
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
The UK's policy, is slightly less restrictive and applies to flights from the following countries:
- Saudi Arabia
At this stage all travellers are advised to allow extra time when travelling through affected airports.
Smartraveller for USA | Smartraveller for UK
Visa for Canada - Similar process as USA
Electronic Travel Authorisation Program for Canada has now come in effect, similarly to that of the USA's Esta program. Passengers travelling to Canada will need to apply online prior to travel.
To apply online, see: www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp
Qantas named safest airline, again
QANTAS has been named the world’s safest airline for 2016 by the airlineratings.com website for the third successive year.
More SQ flights to BNE
THREE extra weekly services linking Singapore with Brisbane will be introduced by Singapore Airlines starting 28 May, taking its weekly tally to BNE to 24. The capacity upgrade will operate on Mon, Thu and Sun using an Airbus A330-300.
American Airlines and Qantas to add new routes
Pending regulatory approvals American Airlines plan to expand their network to once again include flying Boeing-777300ER services on the key Sydney-Los Angeles route from 17 December 2015, whilst and Qantas will return to direct 'peak day' flights to San Francisco from 15 December 2015.
Both airlines announce that the move will "significantly expand their joint business" by adding new flights between the USA and Australia.
APEC travel card simplification
IT WILL be easier for frequent travellers in the Asia-Pacific region to obtain and retain an APEC travel card under changes set to be introduced into Federal Parliament in March 2014.
It’s part of the government’s war on red tape which aims to remove rules and regulations seen as hampering business operating in Australia.
The APEC Business Travel Card aims to help businesspeople more easily travel across the region, with relaxed no visa requirements and dedicated immigration and passport lanes.
DBT achieves QF Platinum Agency status
For the seventh year running (and since inception), DBT Corporate has maintained it's preferred Agency/TMC status with Qantas Airways receiving the award at a dinner ceremony attended by actor and QF ambassador John Travolta.
Extraordinary growth and strength in support of the Australian product were key factors to the success.
Qantas Platinum Members since Day 1 ! DBT has once again been selected by Qantas Airways as a Platinum Member; premium Corporate TMC agency for 2007/08/09/10/11/12/13/14 making it a record-annual accomplishment since conception of the awards.
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