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.
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.
Signed, sealed, delivered: ACCC authorises Virgin’s cooperation plan with Alliance Airlines
by Huntley Mitchell
Did you recently happen to see ACCC tsar Rod Sims popping some mail in your local AusPost box? All is explained here.
Jetstar launches members-only sale with 12,000 seats on offer for $20 each
Following news of Virgin’s big domestic sale, Jetstar has taken the “anything you can do, I can do better” approach.
Australia once again suspends one-way travel bubble with New Zealand
It’s hard to imagine the trans-Tasman bubble becoming two-way anytime soon, given the stop-start nature of ‘green zone’ flights from across the ditch.
Virgin Australia ramps up flights between Sydney and Qld, along with Sydney-Melbourne
The airline has taken a leaf out of Steve Smith’s book of batting tips and gotten on the front foot to capitalise on some softer domestic borders.
Emirates suspends Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne flights, as government increases repatriation efforts
Meanwhile, Etihad has taken this opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to repatriating stranded Aussies. Nice one, guys.
National Cabinet announces new aviation measures to control spread of COVID-19
Did you happen to recently purchase a fancy new face mask to stand out in public? Well, now you’ll be able to stand out on planes, too.
Flight attendant under investigation for reportedly selling sex while on the job
The woman’s actions have been met with condemnation and anti-sex-worker sentiment. However, a fellow flight attendant says she is highlighting a very serious point.
United Airlines increases non-stop service between Sydney and LA
Oddly enough, the US carrier seems to be experiencing increased demand for flights to LA, despite there being an overseas travel ban in place.
Queensland to reopen border to Greater Sydney travellers from December
Palaszczuk has extended a pre-emptive welcome to Sydneysiders who want to spend their summer in Queensland, while hinting an announcement about Victoria may come tomorrow.
Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin ramp up operations in response to NSW-Victoria border reopening
Those living in Mascot and Tullamarine can expect a bit more overhead noise from now on, with Aussie carriers getting busy again between the two states.
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