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Perth Airport takes Qantas to court over $11m in unpaid runway fees

Perth Airport takes Qantas to court over $11m in unpaid runway fees

Perth Airport has dragged Qantas to court to try and recoup more than $11 million it says the airline has refused to pay it to use its runways. 

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Jetstar faces $2m fine as airlines put on notice over refund lies

Jetstar faces $2m fine as airlines put on notice over refund lies

The ACCC has forced Australia's major airlines to change their refund policies to ensure they don't dupe the flying public.

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Amazon sacked assistant for 'asking to collect kids from school'

Amazon sacked assistant for 'asking to collect kids from school'

The executive assistant to one of Amazon's top Australian bosses says she was sacked for asking to work flexible hours so she could pick up her children from school.

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Want some extra leg room? Here are the emptiest flights in Australia

Want some extra leg room? Here are the emptiest flights in Australia

There are few sights more comforting to a weary traveller than boarding a flight to find the seat next to them empty.

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TigerAir pilots threaten pre-Christmas go-slow

TigerAir pilots threaten pre-Christmas go-slow

Tigerair Australia pilots will take industrial action starting next Friday that could disrupt pre-Christmas travel plans for thousand of passengers,  after negotiations over a new wage deal reached a deadlock. 

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Qantas flips on Christmas staff volunteers after 'Grinch' outcry

Qantas flips on Christmas staff volunteers after 'Grinch' outcry

Qantas has rolled back a program to have its office staff help out at Sydney Airport during the festive season crush after unions cried foul at the airline's efforts to spread "a bit of Christmas cheer".

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Virgin Australia faces extra pilot hurdles after Lion Air crash

Virgin Australia faces extra pilot hurdles after Lion Air crash

Virgin Australia's preparation to receive the first of its new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft could be complicated by October's fatal Lion Air crash, which has prompted a global rethink of how to train pilots to fly the new aircraft. 

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Taco Bell to open in NSW next year

Taco Bell to open in NSW next year

Taco Bell will return to NSW for the first time in more than a decade next year, with plans afoot for two operators of the Tex-Mex fast-food chain to open more than 110 outlets in Australia and New Zealand by 2024.

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SumoSalad targets supermarkets, home delivery with THR1VE merger

SumoSalad targets supermarkets, home delivery with THR1VE merger

The salad bar chain SumoSalad will subsume its smaller rival THR1VE and hopes to take advantage of its foothold in supermarkets and its direct-to-consumer business to build the country's leading health-food brand. 

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Qantas to start Bendigo-Sydney flights, city's first regular service in 30 years

Qantas to start Bendigo-Sydney flights, city's first regular service in 30 years

Bendigo will be connected to Sydney with regular flights operated by Qantas starting early next year, marking the first regular commercial airline services out of the Victorian city in more than three decades.    

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How 'subtle changes' to flight paths will save Qantas millions a year

How 'subtle changes' to flight paths will save Qantas millions a year

Qantas expects to cut its fuel bill by as much as $40 million a year thanks to a radical overhaul to how it plots flights across the globe. 

  • by Patrick Hatch