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Airline CEO slams OTAs over dodgy refund practices

Online travel agencies using ‘screen scraping’ are preventing passengers from receiving refunds from cancelled flights, according to this airline boss.

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Ryanair pilots under investigation for rubber chicken prank in cockpit

A video has surfaced of a pair of pilots messing around with a rubber chicken on what appears to be a commercial flight. One even seems to use the toy to operate the plane.

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Destinations

Destination Wrap: Queensland’s $50m tourism boost, Spain and Greece to welcome back international travellers + MORE

There are plenty of good signs for the tourism industry judging by this week’s Destination Wrap. Here’s Travel Weekly’s roundup of what’s been happening domestically and internationally.

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Aviation

Qantas, Flight Centre mooted as acquisition targets for Wesfarmers

While the uncertain future of Virgin Australia has stolen most of the spotlight amid the COVID-19 crisis, speculation surrounding its fierce rival is now heating up.

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Aviation

Airlines could take $409 billion hit from coronavirus pandemic: IATA

by Christian Fleetwood

According to the association, airlines will require $324 billion in support from governments “simply to make it through” the coronavirus crisis.

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Aviation

British carrier collapses two months after proposed government rescue

by Christian Fleetwood

The United Kingdom’s biggest regional airline has suspended all operations with immediate effect, just months after seeking government help.

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Tourism

Flavour of the Week: Ryanair marketing boss quits, GM revealed for new Melbourne hotel + MORE!

This edition of Flavour of the Week is a bit like an airport, in that there are both arrivals and departures (and thankfully no cases of coronavirus).

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Aviation

Budget airlines come under fire from football fans over ticket price hikes

EasyJet and other budget airlines have come under fire for an enormous price hike on tickets around the UEFA Europa Cup draw, but the cause is a little more complicated than it might seem.

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Aviation

‘Drunken fight’ on airplane escalates to full on brawl on airport shuttle bus

A passenger was left “mortified” after witnessing a fist fight between a male and female passenger on an airport shuttle bus.

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Aviation

British Airways cancels hundreds of flights over “reckless” pilot strike

by Christian Fleetwood

British Airways has cancelled hundreds of flights due to a planned pilot strike, which will see thousands of travellers inconvenienced.

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Tourism

Flavour of the Week: Alan Joyce’s new boardroom gig, Tourism Solomons gets new marketing manager + MORE!

There’s something fishy about this Flavour of the Week edition, and it could be that we’ve included an absolute sardine of an appointment for your reading pleasure.

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Aviation

Boeing urged by airline CEO to “get their s**t together” amid MAX delays

by Christian Fleetwood

The CEO of Europe’s largest low-cost carrier has bemoaned Boeing for delays to the 737 MAX return-to-service, which came after the airline took a hit to its bottom line.

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