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.
Amadeus partners with Velocity Frequent Flyers for digital transformation
The only thing Travel Weekly staff are partnering with today is some cheap wine and a particularly greasy pizza.
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.
Wow! Virgin plane flies faster than speed of sound to blitz record
A Virgin plane recently set a new speed record, while Travel Weekly’s editor has just clocked the fastest time for duct taping our new reporter to the office wall.
Major US airlines to make gender option on tickets more inclusive
by Christian Fleetwood
In a big win for equality and inclusiveness, United and American Airlines will make it optional to leave gender as male or female, as well as unspecified or undisclosed.
Qantas and Virgin planes grounded due to sticky new airport tarmac
It’s understood that passengers affected by the new tarmac were ‘bitchumening’ about it for hours, and hoping that other airports weren’t tarred with the same brush.
NEW ROUTE: Virgin to operate between Darwin and Denpasar
Fancy a quick jaunt to Bali? Well from April next year, it’s going to become much easier for those of you living in Darwin.
Virgin adds 1,000 more flights for top Christmas destinations
Our top Christmas destination is our bed, where we plan to take our midday siesta after eating our weight in prawns and pavlova.
Lion Air update: Silkair confirms it will stick to Boeing’s advice
Singapore Airlines regional carrier SilkAir, which is currently the only airline operating the aircraft in Australia, has confirmed it will stick to Boeing’s safety advice.
Virgin responds to backlash over “tokenistic” veteran salute
Ex-service groups suggested efforts should be focused on mental health and disability services instead.
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