Signed, sealed, delivered: ACCC authorises Virgin’s cooperation plan with Alliance Airlines
by Huntley Mitchell
Did you recently happen to see ACCC tsar Rod Sims popping some mail in your local AusPost box? All is explained here.
Qantas, American Airlines reauthorised to cooperate on trans-Pacific routes
Rumour has it that INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart” could be heard blasting from Qantas’ HQ in Mascot following this news.
OTA forced to pay $6.5m in withheld payments to hundreds of Aussie tour operators
To any big, shonky OTA that has the ACCC up their clacker, learn from Adventium’s example and pay what you damn well owe.
Australian aviation suffered 41pc drop in passenger numbers for December, says ACCC
Australia’s domestic airlines are gradually recovering from historically low passenger numbers, but the ACCC says snap border closures continue to create challenges for the industry.
APT avoids court action by committing to bigger customer refunds for COVID-19 cancellations
The tour company has succumbed to pressure by the ACCC and agreed to stop deducting marketing and overhead costs from booking refunds for COVID cancellations.
ACCC backs reauthorisation of Qantas-American Airlines alliance
It looks like Alan Joyce and Doug Parker will be buying each other anniversary gifts for the next few years.
Qantas’ tie-up with China Eastern Airlines approved by ACCC
It appears Alan Joyce’s tactic of kissing ACCC tsar Rod Sims’ feet worked a treat in getting this aviation alliance approved.
AFTA continues to press govt for tailored support, as Frydenberg stands firm on JobKeeper
Staff at Parliament House’s café have already memorised Darren Rudd’s coffee order, as the AFTA boss spends another week down in Canberra.
“Misleading and provocative”: CATO unleashes on CHOICE over new travel survey
Brett Jardine has offered a stinging critique of the consumer advocacy group’s survey. Dissect all the drama here.
AFTA prompts ACCC to update advice on COVID-affected travel
AFTA boss Darren Rudd has been rolling up his sleeves so much that his buttoned shirt is starting to resemble a tank top.
Travel tops the list of COVID-related complaints received by the ACCC
In what will probably come as a shock to no one, travel has been the most-complained about topic by consumers since COVID-19 hit.
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