AirlineRatings.com reveals the world’s best airline for 2021
Aussie airlines fared well in this year’s awards, but the accolade of top dog (or in this instance, top bird) went to an overseas carrier.
Travel industry reacts to Brisbane’s 2032 Olympics win
While Queensland’s capital was a shoo-in to snare the Games for 2032, it was still a bloody nice bit of news for Aussies to wake up to this morning.
Aussie dad one step closer to space travel dream after Richard Branson’s rocket trip
There is no doubt that this man’s fave song would be Elton John’s “Rocket Man”. It’s probably his ringtone, too.
Treasurer meets with travel CEOs to discuss speeding up vaccine rollout
A few industry bigwigs joined Josh Frydenberg and leaders from some of Australia’s biggest businesses for a big brainstorm sesh on hastening the rollout of COVID jabs.
Hundreds of passengers urged to isolate after Virgin Australia crew member tests positive for COVID-19
The crew member worked on five flights between major cities across three states while they were believed to be infectious.
Virgin adds extra flights in response to Sydney’s COVID outbreak
The airline added a spate of extra flights and reintroduced several services to unrestricted destinations so Aussies booked to travel to NSW can still go on holiday to somewhere else.
Virgin announces massive competition encouraging Aussies to get vaccinated
Rumour has it Rex is also mulling an incentive out of fear that anti-vaxxers boycotting both Qantas and Virgin will swarm its flights.
Virgin Australia renews GDS agreement with Sabre, resumes Melbourne services and drops flight sale
We’re spoiling you on Travel Weekly today with a triple treat of news from Virgin.
Qantas boss Alan Joyce the most mentioned CEO in Aussie media (with Jayne and Skroo not far behind)
This CEO list is a little bit on the predictable side, and not just because it’s full of white, middle-aged men.
Surge in unruly passenger behaviour sparks inflight booze bans
If you thought the increase in stories about unruly passengers of late was just because we find them mildly entertaining, you’re only half right.
Virgin website taken down by mass tech outage that also hit three major banks
Our deputy editor was relieved to learn the tech difficulties she has been experiencing were caused by a mass outage and not all the coffee and cookie crumbs she spilled on her keyboard.
Virgin Australia flies in new chief commercial officer
Meanwhile, mooted retirement presents for John MacLeod included a Big Mouth Billy Bass singing fish and a day clock.
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