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This is how much airlines bump up ticket prices on their busiest days

This is how much airlines bump up ticket prices on their busiest days

Australian airlines more than double their average airfares on high-demand days of travel, previously unpublished data shows. 

  • by Patrick Hatch

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Dutch royal jet finds new home in Brisbane
Brisbane

Dutch royal jet finds new home in Brisbane

A former Dutch royal family aircraft will grace Australian skies from Friday after a recent purchase by Brisbane-based charter airline company Alliance Airlines.

  • by Amy Mitchell-Whittington
Pilots fight for their lives after plane crash at Orange

Pilots fight for their lives after plane crash at Orange

A chief flying instructor and pilot - both with years of experience - were critically injured when their plane crash-landed at Orange airport.

Airport ID checks 'authoritarian' and won't improve safety: critics
Air travel

Airport ID checks 'authoritarian' and won't improve safety: critics

Australian Federal Police will be able to ask anyone for ID, with or without reason to suspect them of wrongdoing.

  • by Patrick Hatch & Fergus Hunter
Qantas' Jetstar Japan partner might start its own budget airline
Qantas

Qantas' Jetstar Japan partner might start its own budget airline

The talk raises the prospect of JAL one day becoming a rival to Qantas in the country's growing budget market.

  • by Patrick Hatch
Measles case on Qantas flight prompts warning for Perth-bound passengers
Adelaide

Measles case on Qantas flight prompts warning for Perth-bound passengers

Passengers who travelled from Adelaide to Perth on Saturday's QF585 flight have been warned they are at an increased risk of contracting measles.

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Emirates is running low on cabin crew, say insiders
United Arab Emirates

Emirates is running low on cabin crew, say insiders

Emirates employees say the airline is operating flights with fewer cabin crew than usual and increasingly reassigning flight attendants to other routes at the last minute.

  • by Alexander Cornwell
Tougher noise standards on zoning for new homes near airports dropped
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Aviation

Tougher noise standards on zoning for new homes near airports dropped

Tighter restrictions on housing around Sydney's airports due to a new way of measuring aircraft noise have been cast aside after pressure from developers.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Light plane makes emergency landing in Brindabella Ranges
Canberra

Light plane makes emergency landing in Brindabella Ranges

The single-engine plane had two people on board when it made an emergency landing in a clearing west of Canberra.

  • by Blake Foden
'Orwellian nonsense': US slams China over bid to police websites
USA

'Orwellian nonsense': US slams China over bid to police websites

The White House has labelled China's efforts to force foreign airlines to change how they refer to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau as "Orwellian nonsense".

  • by David Shepardso
Full-body scans for domestic airports in major security overhaul
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Qantas

Full-body scans for domestic airports in major security overhaul

Full-body x-ray scanners will be installed at domestic airports in a major overhaul of Australia's airport security protocols to be announced next week. 

  • by Patrick Hatch