Welcome! Chris Chamberlin is an international business travel journalist and editor specialising in commercial aviation and airlines, premium travel (including first class, business class and premium economy), passenger experience, loyalty, finance, and hotels, publishing expert reviews and user guides centred on flights, airline lounges, frequent flyer and frequent guest schemes, hotels, credit cards, travel gear, smartphone apps, and travel tricks.
As Associate Editor of Executive Traveller (and previously, Senior Journalist at Australian Business Traveller), Chris’ work reaches an audience of over 1.3 million readers each month.
Career highlights in media include covering the delivery of Airbus’ 10,000th aircraft from France to Singapore; the unveiling – and later, reviewing in flight – Emirates’ “game changer” fully-enclosed first class suites; the debut of Qatar Airways’ Qsuite in Germany; the International Air Transport Association (IATA) 2019 AGM in Korea; reviewing an entire round-the-world journey as a guest of Star Alliance; covering the first Qantas and Virgin Australia domestic passenger flights equipped with inflight Internet; the delivery flight of Fiji Airways’ first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft with the Acting Prime Minister of Fiji; joining a private test flight on the Airbus A350-1000 before it first entered into passenger service; the overhauls of both Qantas Frequent Flyer and American Express Membership Rewards in 2019 following exclusive briefings with company executives; the inaugural international passenger flight of Qantas’ Boeing 787-9 aircraft; the roll-out of Etihad Airways’ revolutionary Business Studio, First Class Suite, First Class Apartment and The Residence; the unveiling of Malaysia Airlines’ revamped Airbus A330 business class seat; SriLankan Airlines joining the Oneworld airline alliance; flying over one million miles before age 30; and more.
Past freelancing assignments have also included work for Fairfax Media, News Corporation and Bauer Media, covering titles such as The Australian Financial Review, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Weekend Australian, Brisbane Times, Canberra Times, WA Today and INTHEBLACK. Chris has also been published by Bloomberg.
Chris is available for freelance work, public speaking, research assignments, and other opportunities. Have something to discuss? Get in touch!