Aussie aviation veteran to launch airline for US territory that could be the next Bali
Located just a six-hour flight from Brisbane, this tropical island has high hopes of becoming the new Bali once it’s able to establish a travel bubble with Australia.
Crowdfunding for new Aussie airline called “Brad” to fall well short of $2.9m goal
No, we’re not messing with you – there is a new Aussie airline in the works called Brad. However, its chances of leaving the tarmac are looking slim.
Domestic border restrictions force Rex to cut capacity
And, to make matters even more complicated, the airline is expecting a couple more aircraft to join its domestic fleet very soon.
Virgin announces massive competition encouraging Aussies to get vaccinated
Rumour has it Rex is also mulling an incentive out of fear that anti-vaxxers boycotting both Qantas and Virgin will swarm its flights.
YIKES: Plane collapses, injuring two at Heathrow Airport
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner bit the dust at Heathrow Airport over the weekend, injuring two and causing damage to both the plane’s nose and ego.
Virgin website taken down by mass tech outage that also hit three major banks
Our deputy editor was relieved to learn the tech difficulties she has been experiencing were caused by a mass outage and not all the coffee and cookie crumbs she spilled on her keyboard.
Rex scraps break-even forecast for FY21, as Melbourne lockdown bites
The airline’s bean counters have been forced to revisit their FY21 guidance with a red pen.
Virgin Australia flies in new chief commercial officer
Meanwhile, mooted retirement presents for John MacLeod included a Big Mouth Billy Bass singing fish and a day clock.
WATCH: Airline rescues passenger’s forgotten phone in very skillful display
We reckon this skillful effort deserves an inclusion in the next highlights reel on ESPN’s SportsCenter.
Virgin Australia adds more flights to Townsville for State of Origin series opener
Travel Weekly’s editor has opted to enjoy next week’s Origin opener on the couch with a keg and a tray of party pies. Don’t judge.
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