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Virgin Australia reconsiders veteran salutes following backlash

Virgin Australia reconsiders veteran salutes following backlash

Virgin Australia has said it will now seek public consultation before going ahead with plans to offer priority boarding and a salute to veterans prior to take-off on its flights.

  • by Sean Walker

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Qantas under pressure to salute veterans on flights
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Qantas under pressure to salute veterans on flights

Qantas is facing calls to match Virgin's decision to give priority boarding to war veterans and salute them before take-off.  

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Technical problem prompted alert call from Lion jet's earlier flight
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Technical problem prompted alert call from Lion jet's earlier flight

The Lion plane asked to return to Bali five minutes after take-off, but then the pilot said the problem had been resolved and he was going on to Jakarta.

  • by Gayatri Suroy
Ten times over the limit: drunk Japanese pilot arrested in London
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Ten times over the limit: drunk Japanese pilot arrested in London

The co-pilot had had a big night out before turning up for work - he had drunk about two bottles of wine and a pitcher of beer.

Black box from crashed Lion Air flight found
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Black box from crashed Lion Air flight found

The search for the Lion Air flight JT610's black box unit will shed light on what exactly went wrong on Monday's fateful flight.

  • by James Massola, Karuni Rompies & Amilia Rosa
Coding error sends extra jets over angry residents

Coding error sends extra jets over angry residents

Residents will have to deal with the "outrageous noise" until the end of November, saying planes are flying lower and more frequently over their homes.

  • by Helen Pitt
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'Among the safest in the world': Aircraft model at centre of plane crash bound for Australian airline

'Among the safest in the world': Aircraft model at centre of plane crash bound for Australian airline

A new type of aircraft that crashed into the ocean after taking off from Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta is bound for Australia. 

  • by Melissa Cunningham
Club, fans devastated after crash involving Leicester City owner
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Club, fans devastated after crash involving Leicester City owner

Flowers were laid outside Leicester City's stadium on Sunday as investigations continued into a helicopter crash involving the English club's Thai owner.

Safety investigators face evidence allegations over crash probe
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Safety investigators face evidence allegations over crash probe

The owner of an aviation company involved in a plane crash that killed one passenger and injured another three raises doubts about CASA's investigation of the crash.

  • by Adele Ferguson & Chris Gillett
Cathay Pacific says hacker stole personal data of 9.4 million fliers
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Cathay Pacific says hacker stole personal data of 9.4 million fliers

Passengers' addresses, passport numbers and credit card details were among the types of data accessed in the security breach earlier this year, the airline says.

  • by Dave McCombs
Qantas revenue jumps 6.3 per cent on higher fares
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Qantas revenue jumps 6.3 per cent on higher fares

Qantas says a jump in forward bookings and higher airfares has helped offset rising fuel costs