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Airline puts its crew on a “low-fat” diet after firing several for being overweight

It’s not clear whether the heavily indebted airline made the decision to save money or to get its crew into shape. Either outcome is not ideal.

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Jetstar flight to Bali forced to turn back over windscreen crack

An eight-hour flight to Bali turned into a six-hour flight to Melbourne when pilots noticed something wasn’t quite right with the plane’s windscreen.

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Air New Zealand backs down on ‘Kia Ora’ trademark attempt following uproar

by Ali Coulton

The airline has turned its gaff into a campaign to call for a government crackdown on trademarking Māori language… which it tried to do last week.

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Qantas, Virgin bosses accuse airports of financially squeezing consumers, airlines dry

by Christian Fleetwood

The spat between airlines and airports over whose to blame for the high-price of domestic tickets continues. Pull up a seat and read what Qantas and Virgin have to say about it.

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Qantas boss tops list of Australia’s highest-paid CEOs

by Christian Fleetwood

Do you hate reading about industry CEOs with huge pay packets? Well, it might be best to skip this story.

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Aviation Wrap: Emirates celebrates loyalty landmark, Tigerair re-invents digital experience + MORE!

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly’s paper plane competition is off to a bad start, after our editor used up all the spare paper to make a sailboat instead.

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Aussie airports accuse airlines of squeezing capacity and arcing airfares

by Christian Fleetwood

Qantas and Virgin Australia are among the airlines being called on to increase capacity and provide more competitive discount airfares for travellers.

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Fiji Airways CEO warns Qantas’ “aggressive” move into Fiji will damage local economy

by Ali Coulton

Qantas has introduced daily direct flights to Fiji over Christmas and New Years, on top of its recently expanded offering, and you can bet your bottom dollar Fiji Airways had something to say about it.

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Virgin forks out $700m in attempt to fully reclaim Velocity Frequent Flyer

by Huntley Mitchell

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly’s editor has exuberantly forked out $7 for a macadamia milk latte this morning. He now has no money for lunch.

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ACCC gives Virgin Australia’s cooperation plans with Virgin Atlantic a boost

This news couldn’t have come at a better time for Virgin Australia, given its current financial predicament.

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Young man snagged at Indian airport after impersonating 81-year-old to enter US

In all honesty, Travel Weekly thinks this man’s disguise was pretty convincing.

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Māori groups threaten to boycott Air New Zealand over ‘kia ora’ trademark

by Ali Coulton

The airline is seeking to trademark the masthead of its inflight magazine, Kia Ora, just in time for Maori language week.

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