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ASIC to investigate Virgin-Qantas stoush, as airlines jostle for billion-dollar bailouts

by Huntley Mitchell

Have you been eagerly awaiting an update on the tit-for-tat between Qantas and Virgin? Well, enjoy this drama-filled explainer in all its spiciness.

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NO JOKE: Virgin Australia flips April Fool’s with huge toilet paper donation

The April Fool’s Day icon has forgone its usual trickery to turn this year’s prank into a reality.

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WATCH: Virgin, Jetstar and Rex staff do the Nutbush while on the job

by Huntley Mitchell

Employees of three different airlines have teamed up to prove you can still have fun while practising social distancing.

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ACCC allows Rex to coordinate flights with Qantas and Virgin

The move is welcome news for the regional carrier, which announced last week it will shut down all passenger services across the country, except for Queensland.

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WATCH: Virgin flight attendant’s emotional farewell

A Virgin Australia flight attendant has made a tear-jerker of an announcement while landing in Dunedin. We’re not crying – you are!

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Virgin to stand down 8,000 staff as domestic capacity cut by 90 per cent

The capacity reduction includes the immediate suspension of Tigerair Australia’s domestic services.

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Row between Virgin and Qantas intensifies, as Scurrah calls for ACCC investigation

ACCC chair Rod Sims is set to don the deerstalker hat and monocle after Virgin’s boss wrote him a very angry letter.

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“Now is not the time for rivalry”: Scurrah hits back at Joyce over Virgin nationalisation comments

Virgin Australia CEO Paul Scurrah has hit back at his nemesis at Qantas over comments he made about potential government assistance for the Richard Branson-backed carrier.

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Tourism

Australia to shut borders to tourists in expanded international travel ban

by Christian Fleetwood

From Friday evening, all non-citizens and non-residents of Australia will be banned from entering the country.

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Velocity to gift top-up points so members can keep status

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly staff are enraged at the prospect of no longer getting stamps on our café loyalty cards while we work from home.

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Virgin Australia to suspend all international flying

by Christian Fleetwood

Virgin Australia’s domestic operations, which account for 88 per cent of passengers and 78 per cent of revenue, have also been cut.

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Government announces $715m relief package for airlines

by Christian Fleetwood

The announcement comes as Rex revealed it had “only weeks of reserves left” and that without government intervention, irreversible damage would occur across the industry.

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