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"adelaide alice springs" Discussed on AFF on AIR Podcast

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01:56 min | 4 months ago

"adelaide alice springs" Discussed on AFF on AIR Podcast

"And sadly we've had yet another reminded this week that the pandemic is not over yet. With melvin backing lockdown for seven days as a result most is trillion states territories except new south wales as well as new zealand have re imposed border restrictions on travellers from melvin from victoria. Despite this domestic travel in australia overrule has recovered pretty well and infect over the past fortnight all of the majors trillion airlines have announced even more new domestic flight routes from august qantas will had direct flights from adelaide to townsville cans and hide as well as sydney and know when to townsville and gold coast quotas will also resume its own flights from sydney to larou- From march next year adding a second option of and jetstar in addition quotas will soon be flying more airbus dahlan during the peak upcoming dry-season qantas will fly three cities from sydney and brisbane dow up to twice a day. And once a day from melvin stone and that means that. If you're flying from darwin to sydney oh been on one of those overnight red eye flights for business class he might get a life flatbed qantas also upgraded one of its daily sydney to perth. Flights to a boeing seven. Eight seven from this week. The seven eight seven has forty to lie flat business class seats that a normally used on international long haul flights and the planes are also fitted with premium economy cabin now qantas point be selling the premium economy seats so instead they going to be available to select for free as long as they're still available by gold platinum and platinum one frequent flyers. So that's nice little upgrade if you flying on q. f. six four five from sydney to perth or q. F. six eight from perth to sydney this week also the launch of quotas embraer one ninety flights operated by alliance. Eight lines on the adelaide. Alice springs at darwin and adelaide routes and if member goes by the handle of fly doc was on the inaugural flight from adelaide alice springs and they described as perfectly adequate.

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Frequent Flyer Points & FBT  AIR061

AFF on AIR Podcast

01:56 min | 4 months ago

Frequent Flyer Points & FBT AIR061

"And sadly we've had yet another reminded this week that the pandemic is not over yet. With melvin backing lockdown for seven days as a result most is trillion states territories except new south wales as well as new zealand have re imposed border restrictions on travellers from melvin from victoria. Despite this domestic travel in australia overrule has recovered pretty well and infect over the past fortnight all of the majors trillion airlines have announced even more new domestic flight routes from august qantas will had direct flights from adelaide to townsville cans and hide as well as sydney and know when to townsville and gold coast quotas will also resume its own flights from sydney to larou- From march next year adding a second option of and jetstar in addition quotas will soon be flying more airbus dahlan during the peak upcoming dry-season qantas will fly three cities from sydney and brisbane dow up to twice a day. And once a day from melvin stone and that means that. If you're flying from darwin to sydney oh been on one of those overnight red eye flights for business class he might get a life flatbed qantas also upgraded one of its daily sydney to perth. Flights to a boeing seven. Eight seven from this week. The seven eight seven has forty to lie flat business class seats that a normally used on international long haul flights and the planes are also fitted with premium economy cabin now qantas point be selling the premium economy seats so instead they going to be available to select for free as long as they're still available by gold platinum and platinum one frequent flyers. So that's nice little upgrade if you flying on q. f. six four five from sydney to perth or q. F. six eight from perth to sydney this week also the launch of quotas embraer one ninety flights operated by alliance. Eight lines on the adelaide. Alice springs at darwin and adelaide routes and if member goes by the handle of fly doc was on the inaugural flight from adelaide alice springs and they described as perfectly adequate.

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"adelaide alice springs" Discussed on AFF on AIR Podcast

AFF on AIR Podcast

23:24 min | 6 months ago

"adelaide alice springs" Discussed on AFF on AIR Podcast

"Fe classes qantas asto charging full first class prices when redeeming awards on alaska airlines on qantas website. This will eventually be fixed. But it hasn't had happened just yet eventually. You'll also be able to redeem alaska airlines mileage plan miles on ole one wound flights but this won't be implemented for another few months. Alaska airlines has quite low of panmure lines outside of the world alliance including emirates. And it looks like these will remain however alaska airlines miles can no longer be used to book emirates. I class would flights as of this week. Alaska airlines is largely domestic and regional airline based in seattle in the united states east coast and as well as obviously a lot of flights to alaska. The airline does serve many mainland. Us domestic routes and flies to a few destinations in hawaii. Canada and the caribbean alaska is the second. Us airlines joined the one world alliance off to american airlines and the to us members will also introduce additional reciprocal benefits including upgrades for frequent flyers. If both of those airlines when traveling on either carrier low cost airline jetstar revealed last month that it's now back to operating up to ninety percent of pre covid domestic capacity in australia prior to the brisbane locked down this week it even predicted that it could exceed one hundred percent of pre covid passenger numbers during the upcoming to travel period with dimond retaining jetstar. See gareth evans told a capital live events in much that. There's a renewed level optimism now in australia. One of the first things people want to do is visit loved ones will take holiday. Jetstar has observed that the demand for flights to leisure destinations within australia. Where borders rope and is now actually higher than it was before covid nineteen demand for business. Travel has not yet returned to pre covid though in maine for some time gareth evans also noted that way borders closed or whether a travel restrictions bookings practically zero but with jetstar probe dominantly targeting leisure travelers. Anyway and boorda's now starting to reopen the spokeswoman for the low cost carriers business model as well as increasing flights on existing routes jetstar is launching three new routes. And it's actively looking to add even more destinations in line with demand. Direct flights from melvin. Hamilton island started this week and in mejet style will start to harvey bay direct flights no-bid busselton flights will commence in june jetstar. Also considering bringing a few of its boeing seven eight seven dreamliner out of storage to operate on domestic routes where demand is particularly high. This would not only add capacity but also allow some of jetstar seven eight seven pilots engineers and cabin crew to return to work in preparation points. National voters reopening qantas expects to be operating around eighty percent of its pre covid capacity ovaries to meanwhile and virgin is up to around seventy percent. Unfortunately or perhaps positively depending on your point of view the ramp up in domestic flying very has seen the return of domestic red eye flights over the posterior israelis aliens and had a surplus of planes. They didn't really need to use them. Twenty four hours a day but with more flights now back in the air and roughly the same number of planes available to operate them aliens and now under pressure to increase their fleet utilization and that means that those dreaded short overnight flights from perth and east coast destinations that depart between around eleven pm and two. I am a back. A three day lockdown in brisbane. This week has unfortunately disrupted many easter holiday plans and sadly saw the end of a twelve day streak with no domestic border closures anywhere in australia as all states and territories rush to impose some new level of restrictions on travel from reason western. Australia went a step further by imposing a border. On the entire state of queensland western. Australia's hod border with queensland does to remain in place in probably woo for a few weeks. But at the time of recording this podcast some of the states have now eased travel restrictions again for people arriving from brisbane at the time of recording there no longer any restrictions on travel from brisbane to new south wales the a. c. t. or the northern territory and brisbane is now being downgraded from a red zone to an orange zone for the purposes of travelled to victoria. Meaning you can now into victoria. If you've been to brisbane in the last fourteen days but you won't need to get a covid. Nineteen tests and self isolate just until you receive a negative result. Rex will challenge the qantas monopoly. The sydney to very by launching up to seven return flights per day from the nineteenth of april. Rex will fly from sydney to canberra using a saab. Three forty turboprop aircraft which have about thirty four seats in feser on sale from one thousand nine dollars. Rex also says it plans to build a new lounge at canberra airport laid z. Prior to covid nineteen virginis. Tralee ahead operates up to nine daily return flights between cameron sydney using its regional. Eight seventy two planes but virgin has since retired. It's seventy twos and has now left with boeing. Seven three sevens which largely to being to serve the cameras seaney route at least at the same level of frequency that it used to vision had previously planned to restart cameras sydney flights. In february with two daily boeing seven. Three seven seven hundred sevices but that route relaunch has since being pushed back multiple times virgin schedule now indicates the direct sydney hammer. You to start again at the end of july and economy tickets on this route on allen ceo but virgin is currently scheduling nine daily. At l. seventy twos to operate this route from the end of july. Which obviously isn't going to happen. Because has those planes in its fleet. This way corrects has also command spending seven three seven flights from melbourne adelaide melbourne to go coast and sydney to the gold coast as well as saab three forty flights from sydney to port macquarie and coffs harbour. The sydney to coffs harbour. It was already served by both qantas link and virgin australia. Virgin australia will next week withdraw from coffs harbour just a week after rex entered the market. If that's any indication of what's to come for the city to cameroon virgin may not return to that either. A group of australian still stranded overseas have filed legal action against the australian government with the un human rights committee these australians who are represented by geoffrey robinson key see say the federal government has arbitrarily breached. They right to return to the land of their birth or citizenship. The group says that a willing to comply with old quarantine requirements but that the low international arrival caps have made it impossible for them in tens of thousands of other trillions to actually board flights home. It comes queensland javier it's intake of overseas arrivals alia this week initially for two weeks while a deals with the local outbreak in brisbane victoria next week. Resume accepting international arrivals for the first time since february and the howard springs quarantine facility in the northern territory is in the prices of being expanded but the current quarantine capacity in australia is still tightly inadequate compared to the number of australians trying to return home american express has placed it's limited time shopsmall promotions with a year round initiative which it says will further support small businesses amex shopsmall will now be available every day but it will work differently. Instead of getting a limited number of cashback offers. When spinning at participating small businesses amex card holders will instead be offered three extra points. Padilla spanta all participating small businesses. Over the next year thousands more businesses are also participating shopsmall including all mentions that price transactions using square payment terminals entitle amex card holders be to end up to forty thousand extra points until the thirty first of march two thousand and twenty two by spending it small businesses through the new shopsmall program but supplementary called white able to register for this offer. Virgin australia has resumed actively weighing hand luggage to ensure passengers on flouting. The seven kilogram carry limit veggies now randomly checking carry on bags at boarding gates at some airports including moment in sydney as well as when passengers check in and business class passengers and velocity platinum and gold members. And not mean as these checks are also taking place in the priority queues. The new procedure appears to have caught some passengers by surprise but was praised the line for enforcing the rules. Although some calls a lot stay lines use baggage. Texas an nco lary revenue opportunity including jetstar. There are some genuine. She's passengers bringing on carry on luggage. Has the allowance qantas in two thousand and eighteen for example implemented a similar hand luggage. Crackdown citing workplace health and safety Issues for the cabin crew and as overhead lockers spacey's limited is simply isn't enough room. Everyone's bags when passes blatantly flat of fool in cases where virgin customers carry on bag is found to exceed the limit. It will need to be checked in if the customer hasn't yet fully used their for checked baggage allowance. That's not for this. However next fee may apply to passengers who've already used their full checked baggage allowance. Jetstar is sad's also actively weighing passages hand luggage and finds passages were over the limit rex's also actively weighing passengers hand. Luggage at chicken qantas ran. Its first double status credits promotion for the year. Loss tweak with double status credits offered on qantas domestic flights for bookings made between the twenty fifth and the thirty th of march this year. By the time you'd be listening to this. The author has unfortunately expired. So i'm not going to run through the offer details here but we did highlight the offering the israelian frequent flags lost weeks. And you can find all the details if you're interested by clicking through to that article which you'll find in the episode nights major changes to the malaysia airlines enrich frequent flyer program came into effect this week enrich miles have been renamed to enrich planes and announced and based on the amount that you pay feel if fair in general this means you'll earn far few appoints when flying with malaysia airlines but the number of points required for reward. Surprise surprise has not changed malaysia. Airlines has also changed the way status end with elite points now required and status elite points based on the class of travel and the length of the flight. But under the new enriched program. You want anymore. Elite points for buying a more expensive flexible f. and quotas has launched eight limited edition. Saint henri beer brewed by james. Squire the quanta centennial edition. Australian laga is now available for free. In quotas lounges and on qantas flights including an economy close and it served either in a commemorative souvenir can or with a special costa containing four point two percent alcohol af if members have described the beer as drinkable and slightly bitter. But nothing special. That's what's making news on australian frequent flyer dot com dot. Au this fortnight. You can stay up-to-date between podcasts by subscribing to these trillion frequent flying. Is it today the latest frequent flyer news straight to your inbox for free every monday and thursday morning night on the festive april. The first batch of eight hundred thousand half-price flights to be subsidized by the federal government went on sale. It's all part of the tourism aviation network support program or tens and so far. The town's program has proven popular which is short make struggling tourism prayed wanna dance more than one hundred thousand tickets were sold in the first day alone under this game and it doesn't really surprise me much because when i looked onto the corners invasion websites just after midnight on thursday morning those websites clearly struggling with the huge volume of traffic and the jetstar website in fact had so much traffic going into it that it kicked me out and put me into a queue a few times indeed there are some exceptional deals available at the moment t for example jetstar is now selling flights on the avalon to adelaide route. Thirty two dollars. One way jared has seen to avalon phase for thirty four dollars snapped sending to launceston forty nine dollars. Hurry bot adelaide for fifty four dollars brisbane to and for eighty two dollars and sydney two cans of eighty three dollars. You can even go from one side of the country to the other two cans for one hundred and eight dollars on jetstar. Just give you a few examples of what's available. At the moment jetstar bundles board. As part of the half of flight sailor also now being sold a half price and that means that you can book a ticket from avalon to adelaide for thirty two dollars and add on max bundle for just forty to fifty and as well as all the other benefits he get and the flight adelaide eat own one thousand. Two hundred quotas points and twenty status credits. That's quite a low price to get twenty status credits. quotas also has some pretty decent full service. F.a.s.t available at the moment and such as adults to kangaroo island for eighty dollars. Nobody to devonport eighty nine dollars campbell to the gold coast for ninety five adelaide. Alice springs one hundred thirty five dollars and perth to her. About four hundred. Ninety dollars. virgin australia also has for example nob- into launceston fifty five dollars cd to the sunshine. Coast seventy dollars. Adelaide gold coast for nine hundred dollars. Melvin to hamilton island. Four hundred and three dollars in qantas's also launched in everywhere else ceo to all of the domestic destinations. That are not covered by the government's half price flights game. Now that's running till the eighth of april and it means until then the entire countries basically on sale. So now's a great time to be buying domestic tickets. So how exactly does this tens programme work. And how can you get one of the half price tickets while the half priced tickets. Firstly a being sold directly through the airlines websites. Say and you can also book your travel agent if you prefer but if you go onto the vigil jetstar websites the half of flights being quite clearly mocked when you book online so and how it works basically you pay half the cost to the airline and the federal government will give the other half directly to the airline and this is designed to be a bit of a subsidy for the airlines but also to help struggling tourism operators in the targeted regional destinations. And these tickets will be on sale until the first of july or until sold out and what i suspect will happen. Is that the the the most interesting destinations who soda quite quickly. But they might still be a few tickets left up until the end on the thirty first of july to some of the most popular destinations and the scheme covers travel dates up until the end of september this year. Now only interstate. Flights are eligible. Although there is one exception nets flights from adelaide to kangaroo island which are half price under this game. So as i mentioned it covers fifteen specific regional destinations basically flights to or from the flights to from these destinations. All available for half price as long as they seats available and those destinations are in queensland. Say we we have cans. Go cursed with sunday's which includes prosser pine and hamilton island and the sunshine coast in the northern territory. We have darwin. You'll ruin alice springs. Tasmania has launceston. Devonport and burnie. Ovo rex's the alan flying to bernie. And i haven't actually seen any off price flights available to bernie. Although rick says that they'll be coming soon in victoria we have avalon. Just need you along in westphalia. Brooms of is included. A new south wales marine bulow on the south coast to coast and in salvatore we have adelaide and kangaroo island so i mean there's a few big cities in adelaide darwin cans go curry stew included but also a lot of sort of regional destinations and quite a few interesting places as well. I mean they're all quite worthy Destinations for holiday. Of course there are a few catches. Firstly as i said only a limited number of half price seats are available on each flight and some flights might not have any available at all and they could be flying away. The seats were available. But they now already sold out in the case of qantas for example. Flights would need to have e-class availability. That's if acre folders half-price seats be available. So there's there's half of flights and booking into eighth 'cause now that's the lowest fare class and is the first one to sell out if the flight is in high demand there's also another slight catch with e. class which probably won't affect most people but i'll just mention it e-class phase on qantas do not generally any point smiles all status with frequent flyer programs other than qantas frequent flyers. Say if you're for example. A qatar airways member or american airlines vantage member will british airways executive club. You anything for quantity consulates now. There's also the question of whether these flights half price because some airlines seem to have increased their regular phase on some of the roots just as the half price alpha came into effect if we take rex's melbourne to adelaide root for example Which is eligible. Even they wreck san leandro flying the route this week and before the first of april rex was selling tickets on most of its melbourne adelaide. Flights from studying from fifty five dollars one way for an economy class seat on the first of april. Rex started selling seats which were supposedly half price. Full fifty nine dollars. One way and qantas qantas also. His is now selling half-price phased from melbourne adelaide. They're priced eighteen nine dollars in half price but lost week. Quotas was selling tickets on that route for one hundred nine dollars. It's really only a twenty dollar discount. Offer it was. I lost week and veggies. Supposedly half price phase from melbourne adelaide. Seventy dollars which is three dollars more than the sixty seven dollar tickets virgin selling last week at least version has been transparent though in letting us know how they've calculated discount with virgin. The fifty percent off office based on the leading elevate fair price that was available lost february fair enough. Still there are plenty of good deals to be found even for example with the two hundred nine thousand nine hundred one way qantas phase from sydney to broom that bad compared to the usual price of five hundred and nine dollars or even more for a direct service on that route one to land how to maximize the value in frequent flyer programs. You're new to the frequent flyer points game. Or perhaps he'd like to perfect your travel hacking strategy. You may be interested in the frequent flyer training program offered by our sister website. Frequent flyer solutions the frequent flyers leashes training consists of ten easy to follow online courses with topics including credit cards ending buying and renaming points airline status hotel and supermarket loyalty programs. And how to find cheap flights if you don't have hours to seep through online forums between explained clearly all of the tricks and strategies you need tonight to make the most of your frequent flier points and most programs more information visit frequent flying dot com on you. If you're an australian frequent flying than by an you have a problem with your account so you need to get in touch with af support. You probably be communicating with sam heathfield. Who is not only the if support guy on fifth that he's also an ffa member who goes by the handle of sam. Hey ch- aa four and he joins me now on a f- on air woken sam to the podcast. Thank you so samuel. The us support will have on fifth ad been and editor kill me and i sometimes people get us confused. Maybe you could just run through what your role is and how that's different Well i mean i suppose. First of all basically different user accounts So support an admin about administrators on the site we can access all the back end systems And as editor yourself you you deal with all the articles and and those sorts of things. Yeah that's right. So you know i. I deal with front facing community matters. If there's life people want to sign up for qantas club if they want deals expert flyer stuff like that but i also try and keep remember database up to date and not a big miss in the in the back. Yes so you're kind of. It grew and of course the qantas club and expert fly discounts available to eighth goal members. Which your friend today. I'm quite quite good. Deals there but a of people quite regularly send send me emails. Which is to sam and i know you often get emails address to map the way different people that we yes and we live in different places and sometimes even different countries. That's right so where do you live. I'm currently actually based difficult. I've just moved. I used to live on the gold coast. But in the southeast queensland area now so in between the gold coast and brisbane alabama. That's a long way from cambria. Where i live in quite a long way. From clifford his admin leaves as well. So sam how you initially get involved with the streaming frequent flyer quite a few years ago as i understand it. Yes so i discovered in two thousand nine like quite a lot of members that i've come to the site of the is i was looking to score. Daelim qantas club membership I saw upcoming travel in my life. And i want to be in the lange and i didn't want to pay for breast. I think that's the same story. Is moderated jessica tam who initially came from corners clubs. Cannon stayed for the community. You've got a bit of a british accent. I'm sure people have noticed. What's your background way to grow up in teddy. Come to australia low. I was born in london. I'm moved across to hong kong. One was one and a half my data job the university then on my mom's a lawyer in hong kong and i've lived in hong kong for most of my life i grew up there Went to school there. did did a bit of schooling in the uk and in the middle and then my parents wanted to emigrate to australia in that lacy is so i was sort of the the first wave. I got citizenship. I i did schooling here towards my later years and i've pretty much been in australia ever since say for two thousand six when was new zealand as i understand it like we didn't get it quite a lot of travel as a child as well Which might have had something to do with your interesting flying now yes. I've probably looked a lot of errands in the air. All over the world many many countries. Not as many as you though. I might add But i certainly been exposed to allen lounges and frequent flyer schemes from a young age and being in australia with no status and no qantas club access sort of spent me to purchase that first membership and take me down a different journey australia. Yeah and he d now.

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"adelaide alice springs" Discussed on AFF on AIR Podcast

AFF on AIR Podcast

04:39 min | 8 months ago

"adelaide alice springs" Discussed on AFF on AIR Podcast

"Be back but first. Let's begin with a roundup of the latest airline and frequent flyer news from the past fortnight and fiscally moist ustralian states will restore their international arrival caps to pre-january levels from monday. The fifteenth of february following a decision at yesterday's national cabinet meeting but western australia will retain its reduced arrival cap of just five hundred twelve passengers per week until further notice as perf emerged yesterday from its five day. Covid nineteen lockdown from the fifteenth of february new south. Wales will again double number of passengers at takes per week to just over three thousand queensland will restore its capacity from five hundred to a thousand a week and victoria will increase slightly as well as the stralia. The increase in rival caps is welcome news of course for the many trillion. Still desperately trying to return home from overseas but even with lost months capacity increase out the howard springs facility near darwin. The new arrival caps as of february are still below the old caps that were in place before January when the government temporarily half those caps in in many of the states prior to lost month's reduction australia had the capacity to accept around six thousand nine hundred weekly arrivals overseas including three the howard springs facility. The number right now is about four thousand five hundred fifty per week and this will increase from the fifteenth of february to around six thousand. Eight hundred weekly arrivals which is still just below what it was a ago. The government recently said that around thirty six thousand trillions currently registered with dave fat as being stuck overseas and this number has been repeated many times in the media as representing the number of australians. Trying to return but the tree number is likely far haya as many of the papal trying to come to his trail. You have not registered with fat qantas will wet lease up to fourteen embraer. One hundred ninety regional jets from alliance airlines for the next three years qantas plans to take delivery of. Its first three least jets in june this year for use on routes between adelaide. Alice springs and darwin the jets will be crewed by alliance airlines pilots and flight attendants but flights will be marketed by qantas in have accused flight. Number corner says that the nineties which have ten business class seats and four economy seats are the right size for flights between some of australia's regional centers and smaller capital cities. Lie ellen routes like alice springs to adelaide while also offering a great range. Then qantas links. Boeing seven one seven. The nineties can fly for up to five hours. Singapore airlines full service regional subsidiary silkair has been merged into the singapore airlines brand. Singapore airlines will gradually take over service on suk's existing routes starting with flights between singapore and pikit from the fourth of march. Nine of silk as boeing seven three seven eight hundred will eventually be transferred to the parent company and although the merger has been finalized at the moment with many of the airlines. Flights grounded covid nineteen. This was already planned a well before the pandemic began soak it has been a full service. Regional airline since it began operations in nineteen ninety-two but it had been viewed by some as the poor cousin of singapore airlines singapore airlines is now addressing some of these concerns by reupholstering. The seats on its silkair planes. It will also introduce a singapore airlines dining experience on regional flights including book the cook in business clause and on routes over five hours saute skew is fascinating business clause including on routes like hands to singapore which was previously so k. Route these seven three seven flights will also now be stopped by singapore airlines trained cabin crew wearing these singapore airlines uniform. And chris whoa in-flight entertainment will be available to stream on passengers. I devices these flights will also now be part of the star alliance which is great news for frequent flyers with star alliance partner airlines. He previously got no benefits when they were put onto a silkair flight. Although there's no change velocity members because velocity already made a upon of both silkair and singapore airlines qatar airways emirates and cathay pacific are among the latest group of airlines to provide a second year of t. Status extensions to their frequent flyers. Almost every airline gave as you probably know. Twelve months status extension to top team embassy in two thousand and twenty g to the covid nineteen pandemic and the associated travel restrictions which made it difficult for people to retain this status otherwise. But it's now quite clear that the travel restrictions and get lost in some form for longer than one year and so many airlines on out. Granting a second year of status extensions all existing silver gold and

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Australia will lift weekly caps on international arrivals in an effort to get stranded citizens home

AFF on AIR Podcast

04:39 min | 8 months ago

Australia will lift weekly caps on international arrivals in an effort to get stranded citizens home

"Be back but first. Let's begin with a roundup of the latest airline and frequent flyer news from the past fortnight and fiscally moist ustralian states will restore their international arrival caps to pre-january levels from monday. The fifteenth of february following a decision at yesterday's national cabinet meeting but western australia will retain its reduced arrival cap of just five hundred twelve passengers per week until further notice as perf emerged yesterday from its five day. Covid nineteen lockdown from the fifteenth of february new south. Wales will again double number of passengers at takes per week to just over three thousand queensland will restore its capacity from five hundred to a thousand a week and victoria will increase slightly as well as the stralia. The increase in rival caps is welcome news of course for the many trillion. Still desperately trying to return home from overseas but even with lost months capacity increase out the howard springs facility near darwin. The new arrival caps as of february are still below the old caps that were in place before January when the government temporarily half those caps in in many of the states prior to lost month's reduction australia had the capacity to accept around six thousand nine hundred weekly arrivals overseas including three the howard springs facility. The number right now is about four thousand five hundred fifty per week and this will increase from the fifteenth of february to around six thousand. Eight hundred weekly arrivals which is still just below what it was a ago. The government recently said that around thirty six thousand trillions currently registered with dave fat as being stuck overseas and this number has been repeated many times in the media as representing the number of australians. Trying to return but the tree number is likely far haya as many of the papal trying to come to his trail. You have not registered with fat qantas will wet lease up to fourteen embraer. One hundred ninety regional jets from alliance airlines for the next three years qantas plans to take delivery of. Its first three least jets in june this year for use on routes between adelaide. Alice springs and darwin the jets will be crewed by alliance airlines pilots and flight attendants but flights will be marketed by qantas in have accused flight. Number corner says that the nineties which have ten business class seats and four economy seats are the right size for flights between some of australia's regional centers and smaller capital cities. Lie ellen routes like alice springs to adelaide while also offering a great range. Then qantas links. Boeing seven one seven. The nineties can fly for up to five hours. Singapore airlines full service regional subsidiary silkair has been merged into the singapore airlines brand. Singapore airlines will gradually take over service on suk's existing routes starting with flights between singapore and pikit from the fourth of march. Nine of silk as boeing seven three seven eight hundred will eventually be transferred to the parent company and although the merger has been finalized at the moment with many of the airlines. Flights grounded covid nineteen. This was already planned a well before the pandemic began soak it has been a full service. Regional airline since it began operations in nineteen ninety-two but it had been viewed by some as the poor cousin of singapore airlines singapore airlines is now addressing some of these concerns by reupholstering. The seats on its silkair planes. It will also introduce a singapore airlines dining experience on regional flights including book the cook in business clause and on routes over five hours saute skew is fascinating business clause including on routes like hands to singapore which was previously so k. Route these seven three seven flights will also now be stopped by singapore airlines trained cabin crew wearing these singapore airlines uniform. And chris whoa in-flight entertainment will be available to stream on passengers. I devices these flights will also now be part of the star alliance which is great news for frequent flyers with star alliance partner airlines. He previously got no benefits when they were put onto a silkair flight. Although there's no change velocity members because velocity already made a upon of both silkair and singapore airlines qatar airways emirates and cathay pacific are among the latest group of airlines to provide a second year of t. Status extensions to their frequent flyers. Almost every airline gave as you probably know. Twelve months status extension to top team embassy in two thousand and twenty g to the covid nineteen pandemic and the associated travel restrictions which made it difficult for people to retain this status otherwise. But it's now quite clear that the travel restrictions and get lost in some form for longer than one year and so many airlines on out. Granting a second year of status extensions all existing silver gold and

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"Fourteen embraer. One hundred ninety regional jets from alliance airlines for the next three years qantas plans to take delivery of. Its first three least jets in june this year for use on routes between adelaide. Alice springs and darwin the jets will be crewed by alliance airlines pilots and flight attendants but flights will be marketed by qantas in have accused flight. Number corner says that the nineties which have ten business class seats and four economy seats are.

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"Emerge from voluntary administration by the end of October. I'll have lots more on this story and the Future Virgin Australia later in the episode. But first, let's have a look at what else is making news in the world of Airlines and frequent flyer points for nine. And I the Israeli government this week extended its outbound travel ban by another three months in a move that was widely predicted. The ban on Australian citizens and permanent residents from leaving the country without an exemption was due to expire on the seventeenth of September but it will now be in place until at least the seventeenth of December and the ban is likely to continue getting extended until visit vaccines. But there is some harp, a recent federal government budget update cited and suction that Australia would be allowing some international travel again from January two thousand and twenty one albeit with two weeks of mandatory quarantine upon returning. Currently Australians can only leave the country if they qualify for an exemption on one of six grounds though is being that travel is part of the response to the kind of nineteen outbreak that it's essential for the conduct of critical industries and businesses for receiving agent medical treatment, not available in Australia agent and unavoidable pestle business traveling on compassionate grounds oil traveling in the national interest. Today to around seventy five percent of applications to leave the country have been rejected by Boorda photos but it does seem that more people are now getting approved then a few months ago. An indefinite ban on leaving this country is highly unusual among Western democracies even during the pandemic, some legal experts have argued that it could even be a violation of Australia's human rights locations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. And Lynn payday Shamir who is part of the car and government has described the travel ban as a pretty extraordinary restriction on people's liberty. Meanwhile Australian prime. Minister Scott Morrison said yesterday following a national cabinet meeting that they are investigating the possibility of international flights to camera and hot to help bring back more of the twenty thousand trillions currently trying to get home. The government is also looking into the possibility of no longer requiring people arriving from overseas test nations without covid. Nineteen cases such as Christ's Church New, Zealand to quarantining hotels, and this could free up space for more arriving travelers at the hotels and Australia's major cities. Since July, the number of daily and weekly inbound passenger arrivals have been limited at all five Australasia's major international airports. A maximum of five, hundred, twenty, five, international travel is permitted to arrive in Perth. Each week we end just five hundred per week can fly into Adelaide Brisbane. Sydney has somewhat more generous limit of three hundred and fifty passengers per day or two, and a half thousand per week and entitled Total beds around four thousand people per week that can come to Australia. Meanwhile Melvin is not accepting any international arrivals at the moment they haven't seen July and there are no scheduled flights into Darwin camera or bought from overseas. On the seventh of August National Cabinet extended the imposition of those arrival caps until at least the twenty fourth th of October. and. They're announced specific limits also on the number of passes that can be transported on any single international flight into astray. These thirty to fifty people in into Sydney forty to forty five passengers per flight into Perth just twenty five per flight to Brisbane and sixty flights. Adelaide. Of course, none to Melbourne the moment. Catcher railways has been bringing back a lot of people because they they all one of the lines that is still operating most of their flights to Australia but they have been criticized for charging up of ten thousand dollars for a one way ticket and with such restrictive numbers allowed into Australia. Has Pretty much been selling business costs tickets. It doesn't make sense otherwise if you can only have thirty passes on a plane that seats over three hundred. I mean, you have to charge the highest possible fair otherwise how to make money. I did ask Qatar Airways this week. If there was any restrictions on them, transporting passengers camera, of course, cutter aways did in tool Elliott his he fly to camera via Sydney and they actually weren't sure way. This would be allowed under the current arrangements so. Watch this space. I guess. After announcing six thousand permanent job losses back in June. The Qantas Group has revealed that a further two thousand four hundred jobs will be lost as it outsources ground handling services at major trailing airport's. Qantas jetstar currently directly employ around two, thousand, three, hundred, seventy ground handling staff at eleven airports. With people working in roles such as baggage handling and fleet presentation and in addition quotas employs around fifty staffed up bus services at Sydney Airport. Qantas is now proposing to out says all of this work as it does at fifty five smaller Australian airports and the change would affect had a having stuff Adelaide Alice Springs Avalon Brisbane Cans Camera Darwin Melbourne Perth Siemian Townsville Airport's. Qantas Domestic Sea Andrew David said that outsourcing this work would save the and around one hundred million dollars per year in operating costs, and he said that drastic action would be needed for Qantas to be able to compete into the future. Unions though are now preparing a legal challenge against quotas. They claim that they weren't consulted about the proposal. The Boeing seven, four, seven queen of the skies was once a mainstay of commercial airlines. It's not long ago. That seven four seven easily spotted at most major international airports around the world. But fast forward to September two thousand, twenty, this month and the Boeing seven four seventy s operating just a small handful of scheduled passenger flights for only four airlines. This month Boeing.

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