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Aviation

Virgin Australia overhauls economy airfare options, premium loyalty program to be rebranded

Virgin has given its economy fares the Queer Eye treatment. Our reaction to this is along the lines of “fabulous” and “yaaas queen”.

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Destinations

ACT to enter week-long lockdown from tonight

The lockdown will be the first one of its nature in the territory since the early days of the pandemic.

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Wholesalers

Bunnik Tours introduces new trip to the nation’s capital

Thankfully, the trip doesn’t include lunch with Barnaby or Pauline. Although, that would be entertaining.

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Aviation

Mayday incident leaves Qantas crew “incapacitated” and “gasping for air”

Aviation safety authorities have revealed shocking details of an emergency incident that left the aircraft’s captain “gasping for air”.

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Cruise

Cruise suppliers hit Canberra to talk domestic resumption

Australia’s capital has been paid a visit by a group of suppliers impacted by the cruise ban. However, that’s not to suggest they used any mafia-style tactics.

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Aviation

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.

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Aviation

Rex to launch Sydney-Canberra flights this month

Regional Express certainly doesn’t seem to be intimidated by the flying kangaroo’s domestic market dominance, judging by this move.

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Travel Agents

AFTA CEO meets with Tehan to discuss $130m agent relief funding

Darren Rudd and David Smith have dropped in on their mates in Canberra to chat about the second round of the COVID-19 Consumer Support Grant and to ensure the balance of round one is used appropriately.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia reopens final domestic airport lounge

Do you tend to go overboard on the food and drink at airport lounges? Well, it’s probably best you loosen your belt before reading this news.

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Aviation

Australia’s newest airline takes off

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … yep, it’s a plane! A seaplane from Australia’s newest airline to be exact, which promises to shave HOURS off flights between Sydney and Canberra.

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Aviation

Qantas adds three new routes to connect Tassie to the mainland

While sourcing the image for this article, Travel Weekly’s deputy editor found out the hard way that there is more than one interpretation of “map of Tassie”. We advise against Googling it.

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Aviation

Qantas maps out digital-led future, with dedicated sales and service desks set to go

by Huntley Mitchell

More redundancies are coming for Qantas staff, as the airline accelerates its shift to digital.

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