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Aviation

“Heads must roll”: court quashes Qantas appeal over illegal sackings

Looks like the TWU is looking to dust off the metaphorical (we hope) guillotines, so Alan Joyce, if you’re reading this we advise you to head for the hills.

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Technology

Trivago cops $44.7 million fine for misleading consumers

For us, the biggest betrayal here is being lied to by the nice lady in the brand’s iconic ads. It’s going to take a while for us to be able to trust again.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia bondholders urged to sign up for class action

For those unfamiliar with financial lingo, a bondholder is someone that owns a bond distributed by a company, not a fanatic James Bond fan.

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Technology

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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Cruise

Federal Court blocks Princess Cruises’ attempt to ban US and UK passengers from class action

The judge said blocking the passengers from joining the class action could risk bringing “the administration of justice into disrepute”, which doesn’t sound ideal if you ask us.

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Tourism

Health Minister reveals plan that could see vaccinated Aussies travelling internationally in six weeks

We don’t want to alarm you, but our new favourite minister Greg Hunt has signalled that fully vaccinated Aussies could be travelling internationally within weeks.

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Hotels

Marriott files lawsuit against robocall scammers

Have you been getting some suss calls from Marriott lately? Find out why here.

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Aviation

Qantas wins appeal over workers’ sick pay

The airline will not be required to pay stood-down workers sick pay, including a man who has been battling cancer and another with heart disease.

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Aviation

Court approves Virgin Australia share transfer to Bain Capital

by Huntley Mitchell

Have you ever figured out a film’s ending before you finished watching it? Prepare to get a similar vibe here.

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Technology

Trivago loses appeal after misleading consumers over hotel ads

We assume Trivago’s lawyers have since made their way from the courtroom to the pub and are drowning their sorrows.

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Technology

Expedia embroiled in Allianz Australia court case over alleged misleading travel insurance sales

The online travel giant has found itself in the middle of a Federal Court case between ASIC and Allianz over travel insurance.

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Aviation

Court tells Virgin’s administrators to be “full and frank” with creditors or risk delaying sale

by Huntley Mitchell

Travel Weekly’s editor pored over a 15-page document from the Federal Court to deliver you this piece of original reporting. He’s now taking a nap under his desk.

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