Qantas said on Friday it would be the world’s first airline to reward customers who minimise their carbon footprint in the air and on the ground.
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Leisure travellers want to see the international border stay open for six months before venturing abroad, according to the local boss of airline giant Emirates.
Qantas will bring forward the restart of flights between Sydney and destinations including Singapore and Bangkok and also says all 11,000 of its stood-down employees will be back to work in December.
Qantas will restart its international flying a month earlier than expected after the Prime Minister announced on Friday he would reopen Australia’s international border in November.
Virgin Australia intends to follow Qantas' move to require all staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Qantas has started its first passenger trial of a digital “vaccine passport” system which it says will be necessary for overseas travel when Australia’s international border reopens.
Qantas has reopened ticket sales across its international network from July 1 in a sign the airline is optimistic COVID-19 vaccines will do the trick.
Passengers connecting through to Australia will have to remain in the aircraft on the ground in Singapore and will be segregated from other passengers on board.
With various travel restrictions now imposed for those wanting to travel interstate out of NSW here is what the airlines are saying if you need to cancel flights.
Regional Express says its low cost model will help it break Qantas and Virgin Australia's stranglehold over the domestic aviation market.
Qantas will permanently close its service and sales desks at all airports and lounges, leaving passengers to deal with cancellations and last-minute booking changes at kiosks, online or through a call centre.
'I never got to experience Air New Zealand in anything but a crisis,' says Foran in his first major interview with an Australian publication.
Qantas and Jetstar will make mask use mandatory for passengers on all flights to and from Melbourne and say the policy could extend to other routes.
Simon Birmingham has buoyed hopes Australians will be able to fly to New Zealand again by September if the coronavirus flare-up in Victoria is brought under control.
The consumer watchdog has raised concerns that Qantas may have encouraged customers to cancel bookings in order to receive a flight credit when many would have been entitled to a refund.