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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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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