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Aviation

“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.

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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.

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Destinations

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.

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Destinations

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.

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Tourism

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?

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Aviation

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.

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Tourism

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.

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Travel Agents

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.

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Destinations

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.

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Destinations

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.

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Destinations

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.

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Cruise

“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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