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    Cathay Pacific will close its Australian flight crew base

    The post Cathay Pacific will close its Australian flight crew base appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Cathay Pacific has confirmed it will close its Australian base in July. This follows news the Hong Kong-based airline will shut its Canada base. The fate of Cathay Pacific bases in New Zealand, Europe, and the United States remain up in the air. In an email to Cathay Pacific’s Australian-based flight crews, first reported in “The Australian”, Cathay Pacific’s aircrew general manager Deborah McConnochie said there was no alternative. “This is not a decision we have made lightly and is not a reflection on the performance of our Australian-based pilots,” said…

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    Air India flight with all-woman cockpit crew successfully lands at Bengaluru airport

    The post Air India flight with all-woman cockpit crew successfully lands at Bengaluru airport appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Air India’s longest direct flight from San Francisco to Bengaluru with an all-woman cockpit crew successfully landed in the southern city on 11 January. The national carrier had said that this flight would be the longest commercial flight in the world to be operated by any Indian airline and the total flight time on this route would be of more than 17 hours depending on the wind speed on that day. The direct distance between the two cities at opposite ends of the world is 13,993 km…

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    Flight caps to increase, hotel quarantine to remain

    The post Flight caps to increase, hotel quarantine to remain appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. After the flight caps were reduced at the last cabinet meeting early January, from next week they will be increased again for returned travellers to help get overseas Australians home, the prime minister confirmed yesterday. National Cabinet met this morning and determined the country’s hotel quarantine system would remain despite recent coronavirus transmission in the facilities. Other topics on the agenda included the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine now the doses have been secured, and how to deal with the virus long term. The point is that the vaccination program, over…

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    Emirates operates flight with fully vaccinated frontline teams across all customer touchpoints

    The post Emirates operates flight with fully vaccinated frontline teams across all customer touchpoints appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Honouring its commitment to the health and safety of its employees and customers, Emirates today has become among the first airlines in the world to operate a flight with fully vaccinated frontline teams servicing customers at every touchpoint of the travel journey. This morning, the full airport and onboard customer experience for flight EK215, which departed Dubai for Los Angeles, was safely supported by check-in, security, business and first class lounge and boarding gate employees, as well as engineers, pilots and cabin crew who made the choice…

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    Emirates operates first fully vaccinated flight

    The post Emirates operates first fully vaccinated flight appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Following Etihad and Singapore Airlines early successes in their vaccination efforts and operation of their first fully vaccinated flights, Emirates yesterday operated its first flight with a fully vaccinated frontline team servicing customers at every touchpoint of the travel journey. Flight EK215, which departed Dubai for Los Angeles, was safely supported by check-in, security, business and first-class lounge and boarding gate employees, as well as engineers, pilots and cabin crew who made the choice to be fully vaccinated. Also supporting the operation were fully vaccinated aircraft appearance, loading and special handling teams from…