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Aviation

Rex allowed to continue coordinating regional flights with Qantas and Virgin

Neville Howell, Alan Joyce and Paul Scurrah have been emailing each other high five GIFs today after receiving this pleasing bit of news.

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Aviation

ACCC and AFTA welcome Etihad’s refund offer for cancelled Aussie flights

ACCC tsar Rod Sims has been breathing down Etihad’s neck, and it appears it was too much to bear for the carrier.

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Travel Agents

Travel agents issued best practice guidelines for COVID-related cancellations

We’ve spent hours trawling through the new guidelines to bring you this summary. And when we still didn’t understand them, we asked AFTA what they were all about.

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Aviation

Qantas hits back at allegations of “predatory behaviour” with Sydney-Orange route

by Christian Fleetwood

A war of words has taken off between Qantas and Rex. Read all about the verbal tit for tat here.

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Aviation

ACCC told to keep its eye on Aussie airlines

by Christian Fleetwood

ACCC tsar Rod Sims has been instructed by the government to keep his eyes peeled for any dodgy moves by Australia’s airlines.

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Road & Rail

ACCC raises concerns over caravanning association’s proposed ‘loyalty program’

by Huntley Mitchell

Unfortunately, we don’t have a Road & Rail Wrap for you today. Instead, we give you a yarn about a caravanning association that’s caught the eye of the ACCC – and not in a good way.

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Aviation

ACCC continues to investigate Qantas over stake in regional competitor

by Huntley Mitchell

As you’ll discover here, the unprecedented uncertainty in the aviation industry has led to ACCC tsar Rod Sims tightening his grip on the competition watchdog’s microscope.

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Road & Rail

ACCC revokes interim authorisation for car rental companies to negotiate with Cairns Airport

Here’s a rare bit of news from the car rental industry, sans any ‘Sky Breeze’ or ‘Vanilla Bliss’ smells coming from the vent air freshener.

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Travel Agents

Travel agents “well within their legal rights” to charge cancellation fees, says Westbury

AFTA’s chief executive has gone into bat for agents once again. Travel Weekly understands he’s chosen his Gray-Nicholls English willow to use this time around.

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Travel Agents

Flight Centre axes cancellation fees

The move comes as the ACCC threatened to take the company to court, and hundreds of consumers indicated a class action might be on the way.

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Travel Agents

STA Travel stung with $14m in penalties over misleading ads

The Federal Court has ordered STA Travel to pay $14 million in penalties for making false or misleading claims when advertising its MultiFLEX Pass product.

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Wholesalers

Industry body engages ACCC for travel policy development

One of the industry’s peak bodies has stepped up to the plate to assist with policy development for COVID-19-related travel cancellations.

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