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Stunning scenes from Qantas’s “flightseeing” flight to nowhere

Qantas’ Great Southern Land scenic flight took place on Saturday 10 October giving 150 Australians on a once-in-a-lifetime aerial tourism flight over some of Australia’s most iconic destinations. The full-day outing was onboard a Qantas 787 Dreamliner usually reserved for long haul international flights. The trip featured a number of…



NEWS: More Caribbean islands + Seychelles to reopen and NZ & Australia border unlikely to reopen before spring 2021

More Caribbean islands reopen The British Virgin Islands (BVI) will reopen its borders to international visitors beginning 1 December which was announced earlier this week by pPremier and Minister of Finance Andrew A. Fahie. What we do not know at this point is what the entry requirements will be and…



NEWS: Qatar resumes more UK flights, Qantas has another novel solution & new Marriott Bonvoy bonus

Qatar resumes more UK flights Qatar Airways is offering one of the largest range of destinations from the UK via Doha, although sadly most long haul destinations are not accepting UK visitors currently. The airline have officially announced the resumption of daily flights to and from London Gatwick starting 20…


NEWS: Airlines call to restart transatlantic, UK travellers face Irish quarantine, London City to finally get lounges & Qantas draws a kangaroo in the sky

Major airlines call for testing to restart transatlantic routes On Tuesday major airlines in the US and Europe including BA’s parent company IAG sent a letter from their CEO’s to the EU and US governments urging them to consider testing as a way to restore transatlantic routes. You can read…


Costa Rica to reopen borders, Loganair and Blue Islands to partner, and Qantas cancels international flights until March 2021

Costa Rica reopens borders on 1st August Costa Rica, one of the more popular tourist destinations within Central America, recently announced a firm border opening date of 1 August, originally extended from a June 30th opening. Daniel Salas, the Costa Rican minister for health, announced that the nation’s international airports…



NEWS: Qantas plan to stop most international operations to and from Australia until mid 2021

The Qantas Group has yesterday announced a three-year plan to accelerate its recovery from the COVID crisis and to preserve as many jobs as possible. The immediate focus of the plan is to: Rightsize the Group’s workforce, fleet and other costs according to demand projections, with the ability to scale up…


NEWS: BA pulls dividend, EU extends slot concession, Emirates to start flights & Qantas chops chauffeur services,

British Airways pulls dividend and reduces schedule by 90% EasyJet caused controversy recently when they decided to go ahead with a £174 million dividend for shareholders. This is despite the fact that they may have to ask for a government bailout. I am actually a BA shareholder, but I was…