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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!

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WATCH: Flight attendant allegedly duct-tapes 11-year-old to plane seat

It seems staff at this particular airline have once again allowed their affection for duct tape to get the better of them.

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Plane passengers receive ‘hands on heads’ order for up to an hour in bizarre airline security measure

We reckon all flight attendants who work in the US deserve a medal, or at least free self-defence classes. Maybe some tasers, too.

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Flight attendant slams passengers for “disgusting” behaviour during flight delay

According to a viral TikTok video, this flight attendant got jack of passengers after they made a flight delay a “living hell” for cabin crew.

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Flight diverted after off-duty attendant allegedly chokes crew member, accuses passenger of terrorism

by Huntley Mitchell

An off-duty flight attendant has been arrested and charged after exhibiting what has been described by police as “paranoid”, “combative” and “erratic” behaviour.

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Airline passenger faces $13,500 fine for blowing his nose on a blanket

While the FAA has won’t name the individual, the airline has confirmed that a famous rapper was banned from flying with them on the same day and on the same route.

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JetBlue slams “frivolous” lawsuit over alleged blocking of OTAs

Did you hear someone yell “OOOOOOH, BURN!” in the general vicinity of Surry Hills this morning? Don’t worry, it was just Travel Weekly’s editor upon reading this news.

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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.

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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.

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Destinations

Museum challenges fans to recreate artworks at home

LA’s Getty Museum has issued an artistic challenge to its social media followers, and the results are equal parts clever and hilarious.

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Tourism

Academy Museum goes more than $100m over budget

by Christian Fleetwood

In celebration of the news, Travel Weekly’s reporter has upgraded from his usual beach bum aesthetic and dressed as “The Dude”, with a White Russian in hand.

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Destinations

Destination Wrap: More traffic than ever before at Twelve Apostles, New Cal pops up in Melbourne + MORE!

We apologise for any spelling errors in this week’s Destination Wrap. An unhealthy obsession with the café next door has led to Travel Weekly’s editorial team developing some extreme coffee shakes.

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