Qantas Wi-Fi update - so how is it panning out?

Since April, our first internet-enabled aircraft has let passengers stay connected as it flies up and down the east coast of Australia. The free and fast Wi-Fi has been a nice surprise for up to 3,500 passengers a week who happen to step on board VH-XZB on their way somewhere.

The free and fast Wi-Fi has been a nice surprise for up to 3,500 passengers a week who happen to step on board VH-XZB on their way somewhere. Their experience has also given our team working to rollout Wi-Fi to the rest of our domestic fleet a lot of useful information about how the system is performing.

That’s important, because in choosing a Wi-Fi system (and there are several to choose from), Qantas selected ViaSat’s Ka-band satellite system so we could tap into the wide coverage and high speeds of the nbn. And because it’s quite new, there is a lot of testing involved to make sure we get it right.

By the time our domestic B737s and A330s are all fitted in late 2018 – around 80 aircraft in total – an estimated 15 million passengers a year will be able to stay connected in the air. That’s a whole lotta emails, selfies and streaming.

Source: Qantas


Myer presents KATY PERRY WITNESS: The Tour

Myer today announced an exciting partnership with global pop superstar, Katy Perry, and is thrilled to be the principal and naming rights partner of the Australian leg of KATY PERRY’S WITNESS: the Tour.

Together with Myer, Katy Perry will bring WITNESS: the Tour to cities across Australia. In support of her new album Witness, the tour will begin in Perth in July 2018, concert dates have also been announced in Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney throughout July and August 2018.

MYER one customers will have an exclusive chance to secure tickets to Katy’s incredible shows. Ahead of tickets going on sale to the general public, Myer can today reveal they have 8,000 tickets to give away in an exciting competition running exclusively at Myer from today until 29th July, 2017.

Myer Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Richard Umbers, said Myer‘s partnership with Katy Perry was a standout highlight of the Myer calendar.

“Katy is one of the most exciting and engaging pop stars on the planet and we are so thrilled to be partnering with her to create something really special for our Myer customers.”

Katy Perry promises that her WITNESS: the Tour will be one of the biggest and most memorable tours. Beginning in North America in September, the tour moves to Europe in May of next year, with Katy landing in Australia in July 2018. KATY PERRY’S WITNESS: the Tour will see Katy perform hits from her recently released album Witness which is currently number one on the Billboard charts in the US, and has now debuted at #1 in 46 countries around the world.

Source: Myer


Crystal Gives Guests VIP Access to Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Formula 1 Race

Adrenaline rushes are inevitable for Crystal Symphony guests in Abu Dhabi this November, as Crystal unveils three exclusive ways for travelers to experience the most glamourous international event in the United Arab Emirates. During the “Indian Ocean Discovery” voyage, the ultra-luxury ship will arrive in Abu Dhabi on November 25 for an overnight stay just in time for the capital city’s Formula 1 Grand Prix at the famed Yas Marina Circuit. The 55-lap, approximately 190-mile race draws drivers from around the world to compete for the pole position. Crystal guests will enjoy VIP views for each lap, heightening the thrill of the event.

The most exclusive Crystal package for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix transports guests by luxury coach from the ship to Yas Island, where the Marina is located, and positions them in the heart of the action with Formula TEAM One Paddock Club™ access, with either Team Red Bull or Team Ferrari. Participants will walk the pit lane and enjoy premier seating in the air-conditioned upper floors of the pit building, as well as fine cuisine and beverage service throughout the day, open bar and access to the roof terrace to mingle with fellow VIP guests. Fares for this option are US$9,999 per person.

In addition to Abu Dhabi, the 17-day voyage begins with an overnight in Dubai and a maiden call in Doha, Qatar before cruising the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean en route to Mahé/Victoria, Seychelles; Nosy Bé and Maroantsetra (maiden call), Madagascar; and Mauritius/Port Louis, Republic of Mauritius. All-inclusive cruise only fares start at US$3,995 per person.

Source: Crystal Cruises


Calvin Klein Collaborates With The XX

Calvin Klein, Inc. today announced that Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons collaborated with The xx and photographer and filmmaker Alasdair McLellan on the creative concept and direction for the music video for the band’s latest song “I Dare You.”

Simons has had a longstanding appreciation of The xx – Jamie Smith, Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim – and was drawn to the band’s work with McLellan on the music videos for “On Hold” and “Say Something Loving.” Seeing a connection between the videos and his own work at CALVIN KLEIN, Simons was pleased to collaborate on the third video of the trilogy, lending his eye to the architectural and atmospheric elements and utilizing an eclectic cast of CALVIN KLEIN collaborators.

The music video, which was filmed in Los Angeles at Lloyd Wright’s Sowden house and John Lautner’s Rainbow House, opens with actress Millie Bobby Brown, who currently appears in the Calvin Klein By Appointment campaign, and also features Ashton Sanders, currently featured in the men’s Spring 2017 Calvin Klein Underwear advertising campaign; Paris Jackson, who attended this year’s Costume Institute Benefit as a guest of the brand; and models Lulu and Ernesto Cervantes, who each appear in advertising campaigns for the brand as well as the Fall 2017 CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC runway show.

Source: Calvin Klein


Louis Vuitton Announces LVxSUPREME Pop-Up Store in Sydney

Louis Vuitton will open a Men’s Pop-Up store from 30th June to 13th July, 2017 in Bondi Beach.

The store, located on 95 Roscoe Street, Bondi Beach, will premiere a selection of the Autumn-Winter 2017 Men’s collection – a collaboration between Louis Vuitton and Supreme.

The dynamic New York culture of the recent past – seventies, eighties, early nineties is the point of excursion for the Autumn-Winter 2017 Louis Vuitton men’s collection. The collection is an ode to the multitude of styles that co-exist and co-mingle in New York City. At its heart is the notion of collaboration – the fusing of two separate parts, a creative journey towards a new whole. Inspiration comes from all walks of New York City life, spanning three decades and a multifaceted view of masculinity.

“It’s uptown and downtown, artists and musicians, friends and heroes. No New York City men’s conversation is complete without Supreme”, Kim Jones, Men’s Artistic Director

The Louis Vuitton pop-up store in Bondi Beach will offer a variety of items from the collection including leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories, as well as exclusive items offered only in the pop-up.

Store Details
Louis Vuitton in collaboration with Supreme pop-up in Sydney
95 Roscoe Street
Bondi Beach, NSW 2026

June 30th – 13th July, 2017
Monday to Sunday 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Thursday until 7:00 PM

Source: Louis Vuitton