COVID-19

Aviation

Air New Zealand to transform Boeing 787 into vaccination clinic for special ‘Jabaseat’ flight

A handful of lucky Kiwis will get their COVID-19 jab in a business-class cabin on Saturday as part of a national push to boost the country’s vaccination numbers.

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WATCH: Travel agent’s moving video encourages Aussies to get #VaxReady and support the industry

In a show of support for the travel industry, a Victorian-based agent has created a moving video encouraging Aussies to #GetTravelReady by getting the jab.

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Aviation

Qantas will prioritise states sticking to national plan for international flights, says Joyce

Qantas’ CEO has taken a swipe at WA and Queensland, while also revealing that the flying kangaroo will likely test out a few fresh international routes.

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Destinations

Melbourne’s giant observation wheel falls victim to COVID-19 restrictions

After featuring in the skyline of Victoria’s capital city for 15 years, it’s lights out for the Melbourne Star.

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Destinations

Federal govt minister accuses Qld Premier of “scaremongering”, as reopening plan continues to cause division

by Ali Coulton

The remark was the latest blow in the federal government’s attack on state leaders who show hesitancy in opening back up as per the National Cabinet plan.

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New Zealand enters snap lockdown after community case of COVID linked to NSW outbreak

As Sydneysiders here at Travel Weekly, we’d like to apologise to our Kiwi neighbours for somehow dragging them into this mess with us.

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Aviation

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.

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Destinations

Melbourne’s lockdown extended by another week

The now all-too-familiar phrases “lockdown” and “stay-at-home orders” have been uttered once again by Dan Andrews.

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ScoMo reveals further details of Australia’s reopening plan, as lockdown extended for South East Queensland

Just as the PM provides some hope of an end to lockdowns, one of the states has gone and tacked on a few extra days to its own.

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Aviation

Qantas flight attendant fined for helping COVID-infected man cross Queensland border from NSW

The flight attendant also allegedly provided false information that saw 267 Qantas passengers forced into quarantine.

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Aviation

American Airlines to cut all Aussie flights

The airline was the first to pull the plug on flights to Australia after the government halved the cap on inbound arrivals.

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Qld closes border to NSW, WA reinstates hard border with SA, trans-Tasman bubble suspended, and Victoria calls for “ring of steel” around Sydney

Yes, we got a bit carried away with the headline, but there has been A LOT going in in the last 24 hours that you all should be fully aware of.

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