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Jetstar cancels 90 flights over pilot strike as smoke causes havoc at Sydney Airport

by Ali Coulton

Travellers booked with Jetstar would be well advised to double-check their flights following this big announcement.

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ACCC urges frequent flyer programs to clean up their act

by Ali Coulton

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly staff are trying to convince our office dog to clean up his act after he trashed the meeting room and left a little “surprise” in the kitchen.

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Aviation

Virgin completes Velocity Frequent Flyer acquisition

by Huntley Mitchell

Addicted to news about frequent flyer programs? Well, get ready to jab yourself once more with this.

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Road & Rail

Richard Branson, Mr Blobby head up host of stars in riotous Virgin Trains ad

Virgin Trains has blown the ‘Final Whistle’ of its existence with one hell of a campaign featuring a stack of British stars.

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Cruise

“We’ve got something really special”: Virgin Voyages CCO on line’s point of difference

by Christian Fleetwood

Keen to hear what’s so special about Virgin Voyages? We’ve just grilled its chief commercial officer on what makes the cruise line so special, in between a round of Manhattans.

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Aviation

BUSHFIRES UPDATE: Flights cancelled, Airbnb hosts open their doors

Dozens of flights were cancelled yesterday as firefighters continue to battle catastrophic bushfires across NSW and Queensland.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia to reduce capacity with major fleet and network changes

by Huntley Mitchell

Australia’s second-largest carrier has announced a raft of changes to its fleet and network following a strategic review. Find out how you and your clients will be affected here.

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Aviation

Aviation Wrap: Virgin’s new route, Emirates’ eco initiative, United supports wildfire victims + MORE!

This week’s Aviation Wrap is brought to you from a galaxy far, far away not just because of the Star Wars image, but also because our journo drank too much coffee and now thinks she’s in outer space.

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Aviation

Aviation Wrap: Fiji Airways’ global sale, Virgin’s croc-tastic deal, Qantas’ centenary livery + MORE

Already off to a flying start this week? Well, allow these aviation deals and updates to help you soar even higher.

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Aviation

“We can’t wait”: Virgin all set to defeat Qantas in battle for Tokyo slot

by Huntley Mitchell

Have you noticed Virgin Australia staff walking around with puffed-out chests and singing Queen’s “We Are The Champions” today? Discover the cause here.

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Aviation

Velocity celebrates 10 million members with biggest-ever combined giveaway

The battle for frequent flyer supremacy continues apace, with Virgin’s Velocity announcing a giveaway so huge that it might sway Alan Joyce to become a member.

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ACCC, Tourism Australia get behind Virgin’s bid for Brisbane-to-Japan flights

by Christian Fleetwood

The ACCC and Tourism Australia are both behind Virgin’s bid for a slot for flights between Japan and Australia, but Qantas isn’t having a bar of it.

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