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Qantas predicts surge of September bookings by hopeful WA footy fans

Qantas predicts surge of September bookings by hopeful WA footy fans

Qantas Domestic chief executive Andrew David said demand for flights across Grand Final weekend was 20 per cent higher at the start of this season than at the start of last season.

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Pilots, experts call out push to make CASA weigh costs of safety
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Pilots, experts call out push to make CASA weigh costs of safety

Pilots and aviation experts fear that moves afoot to force Australia's aviation safety regulator to start considering the financial wellbeing of industry operators when it makes rules could compromise the country's air safety regime.

  • by Patrick Hatch
Qantas passengers will soon be able to board with heavier carry-on luggage
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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
Smaller cities could see non-stop flight boom as smarter planes take off
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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
In it for the ultra-long haul: Qantas' ambitious plan could backfire
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In it for the ultra-long haul: Qantas' ambitious plan could backfire

Betting on flights farther than previously thought possible, CEO Alan Joyce risks squandering the benefits of the airline's new fuel-efficient jets.

  • by David Fickling
Qantas flies above its rivals as airlines hit by soaring fuel costs
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Qantas flies above its rivals as airlines hit by soaring fuel costs

Qantas' ability to absorb soaring fuel costs but still return $500 million to shareholders makes it pretty unique.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
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Qantas counts on competitor retreat after fuel bill drives profit lower
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Qantas counts on competitor retreat after fuel bill drives profit lower

Qantas saw its underlying before-tax profit decline in the December half after a spike in the oil price blew a hole in its earnings.

  • by Patrick Hatch
Qantas goes after slice of frequent buyers' credit card spending
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Qantas goes after slice of frequent buyers' credit card spending

Qantas has set its sights on big-spending shoppers to grow its fledgling financial services business, as its switches the focus of its loyalty scheme from frequent flyers to "frequent buyers". 

  • by Patrick Hatch
Qantas to pay out thousands to staff after 'embarrassing' bungle
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Qantas to pay out thousands to staff after 'embarrassing' bungle

The airline will fork out thousands of dollars in backpay after discovering an "embarrassing" bungle that saw it short-change dozens of workers, while overpaying others.

  • by Patrick Hatch
Qantas flight QF2 diverted back to London after take-off
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Qantas flight QF2 diverted back to London after take-off

A minor issue with a cargo door has caused a Qantas flight from London to Singapore to abruptly turn back to Heathrow shortly after taking off.

  • by Matt Bungard
Qantas officially cancels order for Airbus A380s amid doubts on jet's future
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Qantas officially cancels order for Airbus A380s amid doubts on jet's future

Qantas said the planes that they had originally ordered in 2006 had not been part of their fleet plans for 'some time'.

  • by Jamie Freed