Qantas to resume 12 international routes from 18 December
by Ali Coulton
If all goes to plan, 18 December will now be known as the beginning of the end of Australia’s overseas travel ban hellscape. Coincidentally, it’s also our deputy editor’s birthday!
ACCC blocks Qantas’ proposed tie-up with Japan Airlines
ACCC tsar Rod Sims had already given this proposal a tentative thumbs down back in May, so the final decision should hardly come as a surprise.
Woman makes fake bomb threat to delay missed flight
We’ve gone to some pretty extreme measures to make sure we don’t miss a flight, but this woman takes the cake.
Qantas will prioritise states sticking to national plan for international flights, says Joyce
Qantas’ CEO has taken a swipe at WA and Queensland, while also revealing that the flying kangaroo will likely test out a few fresh international routes.
Federal Court rejects Qantas’ attempt to “delay” reinstatement and compensation for outsourced workers
by Ali Coulton
The court decided to proceed with remedy hearings, despite Qantas’ attempt to throw a spanner in the works. However, it appears said spanner wasn’t quite big enough.
Ex-flight attendant claims airline drove her to end 10-year career by constantly scrutinising her weight
The former flightie claims the airline subjected her to three years of random weight checks and a weight management plan that prohibited her from eating rice and bread.
QantasLink to roll out inflight entertainment across entire fleet
Passengers flying on Qantas’ regional services are set to get square eyes if this announcement is anything to go by.
Delta Air Lines to charge unvaccinated employees more than $260 per month
Unsurprisingly, the airline’s CEO opted to refer to the Delta variant as “the B.1.617.2 variant” when announcing the new policy.
Fiji Airways CEO still hopeful of “early” travel bubble with Australia
Greg Hunt’s announcement late yesterday hasn’t dampened the spirits of Andre Viljoen too much.
Rex reports $4.9m full-year loss, extends suspension of services and stand-downs
by Huntley Mitchell
Rex’s negative result for FY21 wasn’t quite as bad as last year’s. In fact, the airline’s boss reckons it performed “relatively well”.
Virgin Australia unveils new campaign for launch of ‘VA-X & Win’ comp
Whether your goal is to become a Velocity Frequent Flyer points millionaire or simply nab a set of Virgin PJs, this comp is definitely worth getting jabbed for.
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