“Serious incident” on flight sees female passengers classified as children
The error, which was caused by a glitchy IT update, caused the plane to be more than 1,200 kilograms heavier than expected.
Etihad to keep repatriating Aussies stranded in the UK despite UAE ban
The UAE-based carrier hasn’t let the UK’s latest ban get in the way of its commitment to the Aussie market.
Aussie travellers will need a visa waiver to travel Europe in 2022
Post-pandemic travel is going to look very different from what we’ve become accustomed to. Exhibit A: this new requirement for Aussies seeking a European jaunt.
APAC countries dominate the latest passport rankings
They might seem fairly useless right now, but that hasn’t stopped Henley & Partners from churning out its latest passport index.
Australia stands firm on vaccine release date as US gives Pfizer emergency approval
Does anyone else feel as though they are being jabbed in the arm with a needle every time they read the word ‘vaccine’? Or is that a special talent only inflicted on Travel Weekly’s deputy editor?
British Airways promises Aussie songwriter a seat on the ‘First Plane Home’
British Airways is sharing the festive joy by promising to reunite a lonesome singer with her family once it is safe for her to fly, after she shared a heartwarming song with the airline.
ScoMo scraps local COVID-19 vaccine hope, while US eyes emergency approval for Pfizer’s version
Ever the optimist, the PM said the development allowed for the federal government to purchase more of the remaining three vaccines Australia has backed.
Founder of well-known travel company dies after collapsing at work
The company famously acquired Thomas Cook’s retail portfolio last year after it was placed in compulsory administration, saving more than 2,500 jobs and 500 retail branches across the UK.
World’s first hedgehog holiday park opens in the UK
Just in case you need a little Friday pick-me-up, check out this tiny holiday park for hedgehogs, complete with bunting and little french doors. It’s super-cute.
WATCH: Parrot wows wildlife park guests by performing Beyonce classic
As a gentle reminder that not everything in the world has gone to sh**, we’ve found a video of a parrot who performs his favourite R&B tune for his fans every day.
Spain removed from UK’s ‘travel corridors’ exemption list
Sadly for Spain, it’s just become a whole lot harder for the European destination to woo holidaymakers from the UK.
“We will support it in any way we can”: UK Prime Minister backs cruise industry
by Christian Fleetwood
Boris Johnson has thrown his government’s support behind the cruise industry, as it continues to wade its way through what are some very choppy conditions.
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