QANTAS CREDITS for Multiple Future Bookings

Qantas has implemented a process improving how you can use your Qantas ticket value held in credit if your travel was impacted by COVID-19.

You now have the option of using Ticket Credits for multiple bookings.

This means that The Travel Authority Group can safely hold your residual Qantas funds on your behalf.

You can then tap into those funds and use them to make your future bookings when you’re ready to fly any time before 31 December
2022!

The process applies to anyone holding a valid Qantas [081] ticket issued prior to 30 April 2020, with flights booked for departure between 31 January 2020 and 31 October 2020.

PLEASE NOTE

If you choose this new flexible credit option, you will forfeit the ability to obtain a refund on the credit (if you were entitled to one under the original fare rules of your impacted tickets).

It’s also important to understand that your Qantas ticket funds cannot be transferred to another person. Name changes are not permitted.

Additional terms and conditions do apply, so leave us a note in the form below, or CALL US to discuss your specific requirements.

We’d love to get you flying again soon.

FOUR SEASONS Sydney Staycation

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And luxury.

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If you’ve ever dreamed of a luxury Sydney staycation—this is it.

Deluxe City Room

This iconic, luxury hotel sits in Sydney’s CBD with the historic The Rocks and Circular Quay at its door.With jaw-dropping views of the city and its harbour, gorgeous accommodation and wonderful dining options, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is about as fabulous as it gets for a city getaway.

Deluxe Full Harbour Room

Head out to explore the nearby shopping, outdoor adventure and vibrant social scene that surround us, then meet back at Mode Kitchen & Bar for fresh, local cuisine and drinks at Grain.

Grain

For terms, conditions and more information, simply leave us a note in the form below, or CALL US to discuss your specific requirements.

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VIRGIN AUSTRALIA Increases Services

The Virgin Australia Group doubles current capacity and introduces new safety and wellbeing measures as state travel restrictions begin to ease from early July.

“As state travel restrictions ease, demand for air travel is starting to return. We have a long way to go, but we’re thrilled to see airline schedules coming to life again. These services will be a welcome boost to the local tourism industry,”

The Travel Authority Group’s CEO, Peter Hosper.

The increased services will add some 30,000 seats across 320 flights per week to the airline’s domestic schedule. CLICK HERE to view to full Virgin Australia domestic schedule.

New Safety and Wellbeing Measures

Virgin Australia will also introduce a comprehensive new set of safety and wellbeing measures including pre-departure eligibility and health screening, contactless check-in, more frequent cleaning onboard and at the airport, and expanded social distancing measures.

The measures have been developed in close collaboration with airlines and airports across Australia as part of the Australian Aviation Recovery Coalition.

Virgin Australia Group Medical Officer Dr Sara Souter said the new measures will ensure that we appropriately manage the latest advice from government and remain vigilant when it comes to hygiene and personal protection.

“We will be adopting contactless check-in, a new sequenced boarding and disembarkation process and guests will see more frequent cleaning of high touch surfaces on the aircraft and within the airport,” said Virgin Australia Group Medical Officer, Dr Sara Souter.

“In addition, a new health questionnaire will be rolled out as part of the check-in process to ensure passengers are fit to fly and to assist with contact tracing,” added Dr Souter.

The airline has confirmed that an empty seat will be kept between guests travelling alone wherever possible, but that families and travelling companions will be able to sit together on flights.

For more information, simply leave us a note in the form below, or CALL US to discuss your specific requirements.

We’d love to hear from you.

QANTAS: Getting Engines Running

Even though it will be a while before Qantas’ long haul fleet returns to the skies commercially, the airline’s aircraft aren’t completely idle during this hibernation.

Qantas and Jetstar have 220 aircraft grounded at various airports around Australia and overseas due to the drastic reduction in domestic and international flying due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Still, even when grounded, there’s plenty of work being done to keep their aircraft ready for when flying resumes.

“Images of commercial aircraft parked at airports and storage areas around the world really are astonishing.”

Peter Hosper, CEO of The Travel Authority Group.

“It’s fascinating to see what’s going on behind the scenes to maintain these huge aircraft while they’re grounded,” adds Hosper.

As we’ve reported before, the aircraft might be grounded but they’re being well attended to by engineering, maintenance and cleaning staff. And the engines need particular attention to keep them ready-to-fly.

Qantas’ Head of Line Maintenance John Walker says every aircraft needs to have an “engine wakeup” and for our Boeing 747s it’s required every seven days. And here’s what that process looks like.

Each of the 747 jumbo engines consumes up to 600 kilos of fuel per hour at idle and at full take off power (not used during the engine run) generates up to 60,000 pounds of thrust.

For the information about Qantas and its plans to return to the air, leave us a note in the form below, or CALL US to discuss your specific requirements.

We’d love to hear from you.