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Destination unknown: Qantas offers ‘mystery flights’ for travel-hungry tourists amid border closures

Russia Today 07 Mar 2021
Starting Thursday, Australians were able to book a ticket for one of the “mystery flights,” scheduled for the end of March, April and May ... The ticket, the price of which starts at AU$737 for economy and AU$1,579 for business, will include not only the flight itself, but a whole one-day travel experience.

Rules v Risk: Reopening society will be tougher for smaller nations like us

Irish Independent 07 Mar 2021
Many are unaware that Ireland has the world's highest level of flights per capita - much of which is driven by business. In normal conditions, Dublin-Heathrow is the busiest air route in Europe, with over 14,000 flights per annum. Reopening our society will mean reopening our economy, which will mean reopening our air links.

Emirates now offers more space, privacy for economy class customers

Sun Star 06 Mar 2021
EMIRATES offers Economy Class customers more personal space and privacy onboard with the ability to purchase up to three empty adjoining seats on their flight. These seats will be offered to all Economy Class customers holding a confirmed booking ... all other Economy seats.

Rolling Stone

Vibe Magazine 06 Mar 2021
Rolling Stone spoke to Nelson about being a flight attendant during the early days of Covid, the gig economy, and what changes are needed in the air travel industry ... That’s how I became a flight attendant ... air travel, airlines, biden, coronavirus, covid-19, flight attendants association, Gig Economy, labor, sara nelson, the next wave, Trump.

Iran Air Fokker 100 Diverts Over Attempted Hijacking

Simple Flying 06 Mar 2021
Sources note that the hijacker sought to divert the flight to the “southern shores of the Persian Gulf.” The aircraft involved was a Fokker F100 ... According to multiple sources, flight IR334 flying from Ahwaz to Mashad in Iran experienced an attempted highjacking. The Aviation Herald reports that the flight had 63 passengers and four crew members.

Europe’s holiday destinations battered by Covid look at opening up to UK

The National 06 Mar 2021
Key tourist nations in Europe are looking at opening up to UK flights as the country starts to emerge from its most recent lockdown ... As the southern European nations, which are heavily dependent on tourism, look at opening up their economies, so far each country ties flights to Covid tests and proofs of vaccinations.

More space and privacy for Emirates Economy Class customers with new option to purchase empty ...

Nation 05 Mar 2021
Emirates’ Economy Class customers can now enjoy even more personal space and privacy onboard with the ability to purchase up to three empty adjoining seats on their flight. These seats will be offered to all Economy Class customers holding a confirmed booking ... all other Economy seats.

Seychelles to reopen borders to international tourists on March 25

The National 05 Mar 2021
The Seychelles will reopen its borders to international visitors, irrespective of their vaccination status, on Thursday, March 25 ... The only requirement is that all visitors will need to present a negative PCR test, taken 72 hours prior to arrival ... Read More ... You can now buy empty adjoining Economy seats on Emirates flights from $55 ... .

First there were flights to nowhere. Now Qantas plans 'mystery flights.'

Union Leader 04 Mar 2021
To combat the “border blues,” Australia’s national carrier said Wednesday that it is launching three mystery flights to unspecified domestic destinations ... Mystery-flight travelers will find themselves roughly two hours away from the departure airports in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne ... Qantas’ flights are a throwback to an earlier era.

No chartered flight to Singapore: AG

FBC News 04 Mar 2021
Sayed-Khaiyum left Fiji on a Fiji Airways flight. Speaking to FBC News from Singapore, the Minister for Economy says claims that he chartered a flight are baseless and mere conspiracy theories.Article continues after advertisement.

Dying to fly? Unused vouchers can add to tricky travel plans

Las Vegas Review-Journal 04 Mar 2021
A factor potential vacation travelers may have may to negotiate are air travel vouchers for flight plans they were forced to ditch during the pandemic ... Scott Keyes, founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights ... airlines are still offering free changes on all fares for a few more weeks, and then beyond that, free changes on flights above basic economy.

Europe Is Considering COVID-19 Vaccine Passports. Should the Rest of the World Catch Up?

Time 04 Mar 2021
Nonetheless, vaccine passports, if implemented well, offer one of the fastest routes to controlling the coronavirus while shoring up economies devasted by COVID-induced restrictions ... Airlines such as Qantas are already demanding proof of vaccination or recovery for international flights; so too are certain cruise lines.

'We will not run!': Teenager's death inspires Myanmar protesters — and inflames crisis

Finger Lakes Times 04 Mar 2021
1 coup ... The country's brittle economy has been battered by a lack of tourism and shuttered garment factories — and it can ill afford to see the flight of foreign investment ... We know what we are facing ... It's hard to see this going well for anyone from here, not for the country, not for the people, not for the economy and not for the military itself." ... .