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The ACCC wants Trivago to be fined at least $90m for deceiving consumers

Australia’s consumer watchdog reckons Trivago’s crimes could, in theory, equate to hundreds of billions of dollars in fines, which makes $90 million look like a good deal to us.

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Aviation

Sydney Airport receives another takeover bid

Will it be a case of third time lucky for the consortium of investors? Not if “Rocket” Rod Sims finds any glaring problems with the deal.

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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.

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Rex lawyers up to take on Qantas over “predatory and anti-competitive” behaviour

If you thought the rivalry between Qantas and Virgin was fierce, Rex is proving to the national carrier that it’s not to be taken lightly either.

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Qantas and Jetstar headquarters to stay put, but flying kangaroo’s JAL alliance in doubt

Qantas and Jetstar staff are no doubt breathing a sigh of relief after facing the prospect of having to move interstate and – god forbid – barrack for another footy team.

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Garuda to pay $19m price-fixing penalty after dropping appeal

Luckily for the Indonesian airline, the court has approved its request to set up a monthly payment plan for the monstrous fine.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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