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Senator’s proposed cabin crew rights bill more humble than revolutionary

Domestic tag flights between international services on Jetstar Airbus A330 flights are in contention with Senator Nick Xenophon. The prospect of the government banning foreign cabin crew on domestic flights, as reported in some outlets, would be a bold step–but if only it were true.In reality the private bill Independent Senator for South Australia Nick […]

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Air India to deploy 787 to Melbourne from October

Air India 787 awaiting delivery. Photograph: AirSpace user Gloabl Ranger Melbourne will be the first Australian city to receive scheduled 787 service when Air India deploys the aircraft on its new Delhi-Melbourne route in October. “Direct flights to Australia are the top priority for us. The route will be profitable for Air India and is […]

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Don’t pop the champagne yet on Qantas returning to Beijing

News of the Qantas Group returning to Beijing, after the mainline carrier withdrew in 2009, should be embraced cautiously rather than with a wide-armed ni hao.And that is not because the Airbus A330-200 route, via Singapore, is another example of the familiar protest concerning Qantas shuttling routes and anything new to Jetstar. The route raises […]

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Jetstar to slowly roll out revised livery

Photo: Helmut Groening, Aviation Friends Hamburg. Jetstar has quietly premiered a revised livery featuring the group’s new typography and all black billboard titles.The livery, for the group’s Airbus fleet, will be applied to all new aircraft while aircraft in old schemes “will be repainted as required,” a Jetstar spokeswoman says.The previous logo featured “Jet” in […]

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Jetstar pounces on Tiger grounding

Photograph: ST Aerospace On the morning after Tiger Airways’ late-night grounding, Jetstar is leveraging its network and service to affected Tiger passengers by offering them alternative fares, subject to availability.Tiger is grounded until Saturday 9 July but CASA could ask the Federal Court to extend the grounding. CASA and Tiger are due to give an […]

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Has Southern Hemisphere learned from north about ash?

A column of smoke and ashes expelled by the Puyehue volcano in Entre Lagos, 1.100 km south of Santiago, capital of Chile. Southern Chile’s Puyehue volcano erupted for the first time in half a century Saturday. Photo: KeystoneUSA-ZUMA/Rex Features. As Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano eruption brings operations to a halt at Melbourne airport and causes […]

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Qantas may cancel aircraft deliveries? Let’s do the math.

Boeing image of a Qantas 787, released at the time of the company’s order. The prospect of Qantas culling kangaroos in the form of new aircraft deliveries warrants a closer look.As Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce told The Australian, “everything is on the table” when it comes to reviewing the airline’s loss-making international operations, including […]

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Singapore’s LCC: what does it mean for Jetstar, and does it have (need?) Virgin’s blessing?

Photograph: AirSpace user ilpavone2004 Jetstar and Qantas are going to wake up tomorrow morning with a headache not preceded by a fun night. Such is the impact of Singapore Airlines announcing this evening it will establish a wholly-owned, no-frills, low-cost, carrier. The as-yet unnamed carrier (hello Durian Aviation?) will operate unspecified widebody aircraft on undisclosed medium/long-haul […]

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Jetstar’s seat colour joke an accolade to Virgin Australia

This edition of quirky news is courtesy of Jetstar’s press release today announcing its new a la carte fare structure. Commenting on the ability to pick an assortment of offerings, the release quotes Jetstar chief executive Bruce Buchanan saying: “You can choose almost everything but the seat colour.”It was a spin on Henry Ford’s classic […]

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Chart: how much it costs to check a bag on an Australian flight

With Jetstar’s revamping of its fare structure, including new checked luggage prices, I thought it would be worthwhile to compare the new checked bag fees.If you’re flying on the upper half of the Australian airline spectrum in a basic economy fare, Qantas includes checked luggage (23kg) while Virgin Australia will sell you the same weight […]

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