Airline News

Airlines push to scrap EU261 compensation rules

European carriers say the ‘reform’ is needed because EU261 is incompatible with mass groundings.

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Australia’s international travel ban extended to Sept 2021

With the exception of country-specific travel bubbles, Australia's borders will remain locked tight.

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United’s fleet revamp could include 100 Boeing 737 Max jets

Boeing’s backlog has made this a buyer’s market as airlines look to renew their fleet for the post-COVID era.

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Here is Breeze's Airbus A220 ‘first class’ seat

JetBlue’s founder wants to redefine domestic premium travel for the middle of the market.

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Airline alliances call for restart of international travel

Star Alliance, Oneworld and SkyTeam back a global adoption of standardised 'vaccination passports'.

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Canada to end hotel quarantine for vaccinated citizens

Mandatory hotel quarantine will be replaced by limited home isolation while waiting for test results to arrive.

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First look: Sony’s new noise-cancelling XM4 wireless earbuds

Sony says its fouth-gen earbuds are smaller, smarter and sound better than ever.

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Could Qantas’ Project Sunrise flights be Sydney-only?

Qantas says the first Project Sunrise flights will be from Sydney, but it may be years before Melbourne and Brisbane follow.

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UK, US airlines push for restart of trans-Atlantic travel

It's a rare alliance between staunch rivals on the world's richest route.

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FOMO will help drive the return of business travel

Face-to-face meetings will give businesses the edge over their teleconferencing counterparts, says Airbus.

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United bets on a supersonic future with $4bn jet order

United’s initial order for 15 Boom Overture commercial supersonic jetliners won’t start flying until 2029

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Garuda planning to cancel Airbus orders, halve its Boeing 77

The Indonesian flag-carrier could slash orders for the new A330neo and also return some leased A330s from its fleet.

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Gov't to trial overseas travel for vaccinated Australians

A 'pilot program' to begin in August would unlock international travel and provide further inducement to speed up vaccinations.

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Quarantine to stay, even for vaccinated travellers

Vaccination still isn't considered the silver bullet but could mean you spend less time in quarantine, or quarantine at home.

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“Win a year of free Qantas flights” as vaccination incentive

That COVID jab could also earn you a free flight voucher or Qantas Points and status credits.

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Qantas CEO tips early restart for flights to USA, London

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce suggests those treks to London and Los Angeles might resume sooner rather than later.

David Flynn |

Starlux planning flights to Singapore, Manila

The luxury boutique airline wants to add Singapore and Manila to its Airbus A321neo network.

David Flynn |

Have we seen the last of Qatar Airways' Airbus A380 lounge?

A highlight of any journey on Qatar Airways' superjumbo was a visit to its elegant inflight lounge...

David Flynn |