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Woman fined $800 for 'stupid' bomb threat at Melbourne flight check-in

Woman fined $800 for 'stupid' bomb threat at Melbourne flight check-in

Mum who claimed in court that she has medical conditions making her prone to impulsive behaviour has been fined $800 after telling airport check-in staff that she had a bomb in her luggage.

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'The new Bali': AirAsia unveils first direct flights from Perth to Lombok
Indonesia

'The new Bali': AirAsia unveils first direct flights from Perth to Lombok

The airline will fly to the island directly east of Bali on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from June 9, adding 77,000 seats to its Australian services every year.

  • by Hamish Hastie
US regulators under growing pressure to ground Boeing's 737 MAX jets
Air travel

US regulators under growing pressure to ground Boeing's 737 MAX jets

Unlike other countries, the US has not suspended Boeing 737 MAX flights. In a tweet, Donald Trump said modern airplanes were "becoming far too complex to fly".

  • by Matthew Knott
Boeing needs to come up with answers quickly after second air tragedy
Opinion
Aviation

Boeing needs to come up with answers quickly after second air tragedy

These are worrying hours for Boeing, and with many questions being raised about the manufacturer's flagship plane, the company needs to be on the front foot.

  • by Chris Bryant
Qantas passengers will soon be able to board with heavier carry-on luggage
Air travel

Qantas passengers will soon be able to board with heavier carry-on luggage

From March 25, travellers will be allowed to carry on one item weighing as much as 10 kilograms and a second piece up to 4 kilograms.

  • by Melissa Cunningham
Nancy-Bird will fly but there are better names for new airport
Opinion
Opinion

Nancy-Bird will fly but there are better names for new airport

At least the PM's pick is better than Tony Abbott's.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
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Smaller cities could see non-stop flight boom as smarter planes take off
Qantas

Smaller cities could see non-stop flight boom as smarter planes take off

The improving efficiency of mid-sized aircraft will prompt airlines to open new routes within Australia between destinations that are not currently viable, according to one of the top executives of aerospace giant Airbus.

  • by Patrick Hatch
Commercial flights to and from Pakistan, India disrupted as tensions rise
Pakistan

Commercial flights to and from Pakistan, India disrupted as tensions rise

Several airlines have suspended flights to Pakistan on Wednesday after the South Asian nation closed its air space following heightened tensions with neighbouring India.

  • by Aditi Shah and Devjyot Ghoshal
‘Saying my last prayers’: British Airways passenger feared for his life
UK

‘Saying my last prayers’: British Airways passenger feared for his life

Frightening footage has emerged of a BA plane swaying violently from side to side en route to Gibraltar.

  • by Lester Ranby
Six weeks at Disney World or a year travelling Australia?
Canberra

Six weeks at Disney World or a year travelling Australia?

Meet the Canberra families taking epic holidays to spend more time together.

  • by Kimberley Le Lievre
Spectacular backdrop for take off
Air travel

Spectacular backdrop for take off

A passenger jet is silhouetted against the rising full moon as it takes off from Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix.