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!
Qantas outlines international restart strategy, as group suffers $1.7bn loss
by Huntley Mitchell
The national carrier has masked another massive full-year loss with some optimistic talk of international flights in the near future.
Qantas teams up with Tones And I for tear-jerking ad to launch vax rewards campaign
The flying kanga has released more deets about its vax rewards campaign, including an emotional ad featuring a ruggedly handsome farmer.
Qantas and Jetstar to make COVID-19 jab mandatory for all staff
The national carrier said three-quarters of its employees support the move and would be concerned if their colleagues weren’t vaccinated. Naturally, the TWU is furious.
Qantas boss Alan Joyce the most mentioned CEO in Aussie media (with Jayne and Skroo not far behind)
This CEO list is a little bit on the predictable side, and not just because it’s full of white, middle-aged men.
Qantas CEO reveals “mega” rewards scheme for vaccinated Aussies, urges others to follow suit
by Ali Coulton
Alan Joyce said vaccinated Aussies could go in the draw to win “mega prizes”, which we assume are bigger than large prizes or major prizes.
Aussie politician Jacqui Lambie cops six-month Qantas ban for calling CEO “a poof”
The Tassie senator has copped her just desserts after failing to “see eye to eye” with Qantas staff.
Qatar Airways CEO succeeds Alan Joyce as Oneworld’s new chairman
Do you only read Travel Weekly for news about airline alliances? Well, consider this our latest effort to keep you subscribed.
Qantas slashes agent commissions, while Virgin goes on hiring spree
The flying kangaroo announced it will cut agent commissions on international tickets, amid a spate of job cuts and a wage freeze, in its latest market update.
International travel restrictions could push Australian Open overseas
Players aren’t keen on going through Australia’s two-week quarantine program again, with Dubai and Doha reportedly being considered as potential host cities should the event need to be relocated.
Qantas announces new routes, points offer and a supermoon scenic flight
The national carrier has been a busy bee of late, with new flights, a deal for ski bunnies and a very special lunar-themed flight complete with cosmic cocktails.
Qantas delays international restart, as Joyce issues “hermit state” warning
Thought Qantas’ October timeline for the restart of international flights was looking rather precarious before last night’s Federal Budget reveal? Be proven right here.
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