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Qantas to resume A380 dailies to London via Singapore

Qantas to resume A380 dailies to London via Singapore

Make no mistake, Qantas is making it clear it is in a new battle with the rise of Singapore Airlines and its Changi hub

There is more to the Sydney Airport ‘rip offs’ than costly parking

There is more to the Sydney Airport ‘rip offs’ than costly parking

The annual ritual of having monopoly services overcharging rubbed in the face of airport users is upon us again

Consumer trust crisis stalks Qantas, Virgin Australia

Consumer trust crisis stalks Qantas, Virgin Australia

Whether they like it or not, Qantas and Virgin Australia may have a growing crisis of trust to deal with among their customers.

Sydney’s 2nd airport ownership raises competition concerns

Sydney’s 2nd airport ownership raises competition concerns

The damage that could be done to the NSW economy by allowing the new 2nd airport to be built at Badgerys Creek to be owned by the interests that own the existing Sydney Airport have been emphasised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims at a conference today Monday.

Airline ‘drip pricing’ might lead to ‘strip’ pricing

Airline ‘drip pricing’ might lead to ‘strip’ pricing

The Australian competition authority’s legal tackle on Jetstar and Virgin Australia for ‘drip’ pricing could force radical changes on how airlines compete for a sale. Such as ‘strip’ pricing

South African Airways goes all Virgin on Australia flights

South African Airways goes all Virgin on Australia flights

In a micro scale sense given the macro sized Qantas issues, its former code share partner, South African Airways has completed its Virginisation of flight connections for Australian travellers.

Qantas faces further freight fixing penalty payments

Qantas faces further freight fixing penalty payments

When Qantas conspired with a range of other airlines to rob its freight customers through illegal cartel like behaviour involving price fixing between 2000 and 2007 it clearly didn’t expect to be faced with the risk of damages and compensation payments in 2013 and perhaps beyond. But that’s part of the painful lesson in crime […]

Virgin Air NZ alliance told to ‘keep doing it’

Virgin Air NZ alliance told to ‘keep doing it’

The ACCC has again reminded the big players on the trans Tasman routes that if they start or engage in a capacity war (more seats, lower fares) they can only stop it at its pleasure, not theirs.

ACCC damns major airports, urges more investment

ACCC damns major airports, urges more investment

The competition authority the ACCC says the five biggest airports in Australia are failing their customers to an unprecedented degree and has called for increased infrastructure investment to overcome congestion and dissatisfaction with their performance. ABC News 24 has already blitzed the airports with live vox pops with travellers this morning, with apologists outnumbered about […]

Tiger Airways gives it away, begs ACCC mercy killing

Tiger Airways gives it away, begs ACCC mercy killing

Only a week away from D-day when the ACCC decides whether or not Virgin Australia can buy control over Tiger Airways, the airline has gone on sacrificial sale for $10 one way everywhere it flies, subject to all sort of fine print you must read on its website.