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Martin Hadfield

Freelance writer and aviation expert

Martin Hadfield has spent a large part of his career working in the airline industry, specialising in regional aviation. As a freelance writer he has contributed to a range of areas from flash fiction to the hazards of office life, but he remains passionate about the often-frantic nature of the airline industry and the vital links it provides between communities.

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Winging it: why is the competition watchdog allowing airline collusion?

The ACCC has decided to allow Rex and Qantas to work together to 'coordinate' their flight schedules and enter into agreements to 'share revenue'. But can the airlines be trusted to behave in the spirit of the proposed authorisation?

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Enhanced cleaning, lounge restrictions: what it all means for air travellers

In its rush to restart engines, Qantas is bucking a few international trends. What will travelling on the national carrier look like in the COVID-19 era?

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Virgin's blues: who or what will keep the air fair?

The collapse of Virgin Australia is sending the airline industry into turbulence. How do we keep it fair?