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Investigation into Virgin flight mishap prompts Airbus A320 software update

by Christian Fleetwood

It turns out that Boeing isn’t the only company in need of urgent software updates for some of its aircraft.

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Virgin Australia axes deal with Royal Brunei Airlines, as state-owned hotels hide on social media

by Huntley Mitchell

This story has everything: a severing of ties between two airlines, hotels in hiding and an online petition that’s about to reach its goal.

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REVEALED: The world’s (and the South Pacific’s) best airlines

by Christian Fleetwood

If you think we’re not telling you which airlines topped the lists because we’re hoping you’ll click on the article, then you’d be right.

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Say Aloha: Hawaiian Airlines expands codeshare with Virgin Australia

Dig out your Hawaiian shirts and practice your hula, because there are now loads more connections between Australia and the rainbow state thanks to this new codeshare.

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Multiple Aussie flights suffer measles scare, airline in hot water over disease-affected pilot

Flown on an Aussie airline recently? Noticed a red, blotchy rash spreading from the head and neck to the rest of your body? We highly recommend you read this.

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Virgin Australia launches playful new ad campaign

Virgin Australia has released a cheeky new ad campaign. Meanwhile, the butt cheeks of Travel Weekly’s editor are recovering after flying back from overseas yesterday.

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Aussie airline in hot water for letting unaccompanied minors sleep in airport

by Christian Fleetwood

After being told to sleep in an airline meeting room, three boys were left to play forts for the night without their parents’ knowledge of their whereabouts.

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World Airline Awards for cabin cleanliness: Japanese airline the best in the world, Qantas outside top 20

by Christian Fleetwood

With the recent news that not a single Australian carrier made the top 20 for cleanest airline cabin, Travel Weekly recommends carrying hand sanitiser with you on all domestic flights.

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Qantas fronts Darwin Senate inquiry for steep pricing on regional fares

Qantas execs are looking a little like well-done rib eye steaks after copping a bit of a grilling during a Senate inquiry.

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ABC apologises after Virgin passengers subjected to “unsuitable broadcast” of Ethiopian Airlines crash

by Huntley Mitchell

The ABC has apologised after one of its news reports on the Ethiopian Airlines crash was shown on some of Virgin Australia’s flights.

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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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Virgin Australia posts best half-year result in more than a decade

by Huntley Mitchell

Caviar, Dom Perignon and Cuban cigars are all on the menu at Virgin Australia’s staff cafeteria today following some positive financials for the company.

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