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COVID-19: Qantas Points and Vouchers for getting the vaccine – 4 new Victorian cases

COVID-19: Qantas Points and Vouchers for getting the vaccine –  4 new Victorian cases

The SMH is reporting that Qantas is thinking about offering incentives for flyers who are immunised against COVID-19.

The Qantas group is talking doemstic or international travel vouchers and/or 1000 frequent flyer points.

The article quotes Stephanie Tully, Qantas chief customer officer:

“Qantas is a big supporter of Australia’s vaccine rollout because of what it means for public health, but also because it’s the key to keeping our domestic borders open and safely restarting international travel as well. The situation in Melbourne shows the importance of everyone getting vaccinated.”

Good news for Victoria

Only 4 new local cases have been reported today (28 May 2021). 2 were reported in hotel quarantine, caught overseas. That’s down from 11 local cases yesterday. Let’s hope that’s the beginning of a trend.

2PAXfly Takeout

The aviation industry has a difficult road ahead when it comes to sustainability. It’s going to require a relative revolution in technology, with ‘electric planes’ or hydrogen planes, or some form of jet engine that doesn’t require a carbon based fuel. And that is going to require the development of an alternative to jet engines probably.

It’s a big ask. It will take time to develop.

This move to home grown and manufactured SAF is a first step – maybe even a baby step in a very long road of innovation. In the long run, US$200 million won’t even touch the sides.

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