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Qatar Airways CEO succeeds Alan Joyce as Oneworld’s new chairman

Do you only read Travel Weekly for news about airline alliances? Well, consider this our latest effort to keep you subscribed.

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Federal government closes India travel loophole after Aussie cricketers return home

by Ali Coulton

ScoMo and Hunt have been left red-faced after some cheeky Aussie athletes proved Australia’s travel ban for India was not airtight.

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“There is still a pay gap”: Qatar Airways’ regional boss on gender equality in the travel industry

by Huntley Mitchell

There’s plenty of gold in this interview we did with Qatar Airways’ Cassandra Kerr, so we’re marking this one a ‘must read’.

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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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Qatar Airways teams up with Ponant to dabble in expedition cruising

The airline’s destination management arm is offering up a pretty spiffy adventure cruise, proving it is possible to be master of the sky and the sea.

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Qatar Airways entangled in online recruitment scam

Adding to its already horrendous news week, the airline has become embroiled in an online recruitment scam.

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Passenger on same Qatar Airways flight as invasively-searched women thought plane was being hijacked

A 73-year-old woman has recounted her disturbing experience of being on a Qatar Airways flight when several Australian women were forced to have invasive vaginal examinations by authorities.

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Women from 10 flights taken for invasive medical examinations in Qatar, says Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister

More troubling details have emerged over the Qatar airport incident involving a number of Australian women.

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“Offensive, grossly inappropriate” vaginal examinations of female plane passengers reported to Australian Federal Police

The federal government is demanding answers from the relevant authorities, after 13 Australian women were forced to undergo invasive medical examinations at an international airport.

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Qatar Airways hosts special ‘Think Pink’ flight for breast cancer awareness

The airline flew an exclusive female-only flight complete with pink food and drinks, along with a very special flight path.

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Aviation Wrap: Rex in line for $150m of funding, Velocity’s ‘Double Points’ campaign + MORE

We can’t promise this week’s Aviation Wrap is all good news, but at least Rex shareholders and Velocity Frequent Flyers have something to cheer about.

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Aviation Wrap: Singapore Airlines to cut thousands of jobs, Rex authorised for Qantas/Virgin collab + MORE

It’s been a heavy week in aviation news, but we’ve lightened the load for you here by compiling yet another comprehensive wrap.

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