“World’s saddest-looking sandwich!” Budget airline roasted for serving $9 in-flight bacon sanga clanger
Let’s be honest, the sheer miracle of human flight is often overshadowed by overpriced snacks on the catering trolley.
Belarus sends fighter jet after Ryanair passenger plane, forcing it to land in Minsk
The eastern European country has provoked outrage from leaders across the globe after forcing a passenger plane to land in its capital so it could detain an opposition journalist.
UK watchdog bans Ryanair’s controversial “jab and go” ad
Ryanair is doing very little to throw off its title of ‘World’s Dodgiest Airline’, as its latest dodgy campaign gets pulled.
Ryanair under investigation over controversial “jab and go” ad
The low-cost carrier has landed itself in hot water with an advertising watchdog after encouraging consumers to book their summer holidays so they can “jab and go”.
Europe’s biggest airline posts spoof job ad attacking Irish government’s travel restrictions
The airline has suggested a high school student could do a better job at choosing which countries make it on Irelands ‘Green List’ by playing darts and snap. Ouch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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