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Aviation

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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Technology

Trivago claims “best” isn’t always cheapest in ACCC court case

by Ali Coulton

Get your popcorn ready, folks, because the court case between Trivago and Australia’s consumer watchdog is starting to heat up.

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Technology

ACCC produces memos in court backing up claims Trivago deceived consumers

Australia’s consumer watchdog is practically rabid over the OTA’s alleged deceptive practices, much like our office dog when she finds the biscuit stash.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia given interim approval for deeper partnership with Virgin Atlantic on UK flights

Watch out, Qantas. It appears Virgin is looking to give Aussies a new way to get to the British Isles. Tally-ho!

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Aviation

Jetstar hit with $1.95m fine for misleading refund claims

Jetstar has been forced to return its new office chaise longue and smudge-proof fridge after being served a whopping fine for misleading consumers.

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Travel Agents

STA Travel in court for alleged misleading advertisements

While the accompanying photo may suggest otherwise, not all is going swimmingly over at STA Travel, as you’ll discover here.

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Aviation

ACCC and Virgin voice concerns over Qantas-Cathay Pacific codeshare expansion

Concerns have been raised over Qantas and Cathay Pacific’s proposed codeshare deal, while Travel Weekly’s editor has just raised $10 from fellow staff to pay for his lunch.

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Aviation

Qantas investigated over latest acquisition

by Huntley Mitchell

Travel Weekly understands Sherlock Holmes, Jacques Clouseau and Inspector Gadget were all overlooked for this particular investigation.

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Technology

Trivago admits it misled Aussies with its iconic ads

It turns out the Trivago girl was lying to us this whole time. We haven’t felt this betrayed since we found out tomatoes are technically a fruit.

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Aviation

ACCC calls for better regulations for “exploitative” airports

The consumer watchdog said there is an “imbalance” in bargaining power between airports and airlines.

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Hotels

ACCC weighs in on Dick Smith’s “extortion” claims against booking sites

ICYMI, Dick Smith posted one of the best rants we’ve ever seen calling out booking sites for ripping off local businesses. The video has kicked off a nationwide discussion.

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Technology

Consumer watchdog takes Trivago to court over misleading hotel prices

We were disappointed when we realised there were no actual dogs involved in this story. Apparently, the term ‘watchdog’ is not to be taken literally.

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