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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
ACCC calls for better regulations for “exploitative” airports
The consumer watchdog said there is an “imbalance” in bargaining power between airports and airlines.
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.
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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