Qantas is Too Cheap, and Qatar Airways Threat

A couple of bizarre ones this fine Monday morning:

Tourism chiefs in Australia’s Gold Coast are annoyed that Qantas’ low cost division, Jetstar, charges too little to get to the resort area. Says one, “We are Australia’s five-star resort capital, not your no-frills Hicksville.” Folks in Hicksville, Long Island, had no comment.

A Kuwaiti man flying on a Qatar Airways flight over the weekend caused a disturbance, trying to take control of the public address system. The pilot made an emergency landing in Cairo on its way from Tripoli, Libya, to Doha, Qatar, but the man was released after it was determined that he was mentally ill, not a terrorist.

And finally, I just thought I’d let you know that fare sales to Europe are going on longer than they used to this spring. Consolidator 1-800-FlyEurope ( has round trip flights from NYC to London through May for $235 (plus tax). Amazing deal for anyone looking for a quick vacation.

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