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Victoria extends lockdown for another week, but offers reprieve for regional residents

The lockdown hell continues for Melburnians, which means another busy week ahead for delivery drivers and TV remotes.

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Aviation

Union calls for safety investigation after baggage vehicle crashes into Qantas plane

by Ali Coulton

The Transport Workers’ Union is blaming the incident, alongside a string of others, on the national carrier’s decision to outsource its ground crew.

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Destinations

Victorian government confirms seven-day statewide lockdown as COVID-19 outbreak worsens

The Victorian government is going hard to try and stop the state’s worrying coronavirus cluster from getting further out of control.

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New Zealand halts travel bubble with Victoria amid Melbourne’s COVID-19 outbreak

Trans-Tasman travel has suffered yet another setback, as Melbourne’s COVID cluster becomes a growing concern.

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Aviation

Jetstar turns iconic Aussie train stations into airports to celebrate 17th birthday

Jetstar turns train stations into airports in latest promo. However, that’s not to suggest passengers got a litre of gin for $32 at the duty-free shops.

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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

Qantas and Jetstar headquarters to stay put, but flying kangaroo’s JAL alliance in doubt

Qantas and Jetstar staff are no doubt breathing a sigh of relief after facing the prospect of having to move interstate and – god forbid – barrack for another footy team.

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Aviation

Rex offers its own $39 Sydney-Melbourne flights, while Jetstar goes even cheaper

Greyhound will have to start looking at attaching wings or rocket boosters to its fleet, with the airlines now beating the bus company on price between the two capitals.

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Aviation

Trans-Tasman bubble breached in Perth, as Brisbane Airport cops its own COVID-19 scare

by Ali Coulton

A Cook Islander has managed to travel to Perth without quarantining, while two travellers from Port Moresby wandered into Brisbane Airport’s common area before testing positive for COVID-19.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia goes on Melbourne airfare sale blitz

Travel Weekly’s editor is all for a trip to Melbourne, so long as he doesn’t have to sit next to any Collingwood Magpies supporters on the way there.

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Aviation

Trans-Tasman flyer charged for threatening to blow up plane over wine spat

Travel Weekly staff have had similar problems at Friday knock-off drinks, but concede that threatening to blow up a plane is more serious than peeing in a pot plant.

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Hotels

“There was a knife in the pool”: Melbourne’s worst motel hits the market

Melbourne’s most notorious motel is up for sale, and its owners are hoping to get a few million for it.

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