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Qantas junked? It’s too late to save the flying kangaroo

Australia’s airline has been junked by two credit ratings agency. So what can Alan Joyce and the Qantas board do about it? It’s probably too late to save the flying kangaroo now.

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Qantas new route plans: reading between the lines

While Alan Joyce didn’t actually say much firm about route developments at the launch of the Qantas-Emirates partnership, he certainly said enough, writes Ben Sandilands.

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Xenophon weighs in on Qantas-Emirates debate

Senator Nick Xenophon has entered the debate between those who want to give Qantas away to Emirates and those who want to flog it to private equity, writes Ben Sandilands.

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Ground to a halt: Emirates attacked by passengers

Complaints about Emirates treatment of stranded passengers raises doubts about what will happen to Qantas passengers when the two airlines enter a partnership, writes Ben Sandilands.

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Horse and hat parade easily tramples the F1 crowd

The money behind the Australian Grand Prix must stare in envy at the endless parade of horses, hats and money that flock to the Birdcage during Melbourne’s racing season.

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Time for Joyce to deliver on Qantas-Emirates deal

Qantas reclaimed the some of the headlines today with TV and radio bulletins saying that it was close to forging an agreement with Emirates Airways. But Alan Joyce has to deliver it.

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Hold those phones in your carry on! Battery sets 777 on fire

A lithium battery packed inside checked luggage has reportedly set an Emirates 777 on fire yesterday, renewing concerns about transporting laptops and mobile phones, writes Ben Sandilands.

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Singapore Airlines takes on Emirates in Adelaide

Singapore Airlines has moved to reassert its lead over Emirates as Australia’s largest foreign flag carrier, confirming its plans for a large expansion of its flights between Adelaide and its Changi Airport hub, writes Ben Sandilands.

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Emirates announces in-flight internet charges, but bigger picture remains clouded

Emirates has announced affordable sky internet charges but left unanswered questions as to how it will deal with bandwidth assassins and other issues, writes Ben Sandilands.

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Now we know more about what Emirates is going to do with all those A380s

Emirates has announced a surge into the US that could see all of a greatly expanded American network flown exclusively by giant Airbus A380s within five years, reports Ben Sandilands.

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The biggest naked Virgin has landed

The first of two former Emirates A330-200s for Virgin Australia arrived at Melbourne’s main airport at Tullamarine on the weekend, a completely white jet, still awaiting its branding, writes Ben Sandilands.

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What another 32 A380s for Emirates could mean

The order of 32 more Airbus A380s by Emirates is about as many of the giant jets as it would need to operate all of its current flights between Australia and New Zealand and its Dubai hub, writes Ben Sandilands.

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