Boarding an international Qantas or Jetstar flight in the future is set to look different
Passengers travelling overseas with Qantas or Jetstar when international borders reopen will be required to carry a new “digital health pass”
The document will carry information about COVID-19 tests and vaccination status against the virus.
A day after Qantas appealed to the federal government to mandate Covid vaccinations for aviation workers, the airline has revealed what will be required of travellers in future
The travel pass developed by the International Air Transport Association has been trialled by Qantas on overseas repatriation flights this year.
The airline says it’s the most secure and convenient way to verify a passenger’s Covid status.
Delivered in the form of a free smartphone app, the pass allows vaccine certificates and proof of a negative Covid test from a certified testing lab to be uploaded before a flight.
The pass also ensures the passenger’s health information meets the requirements of the country to which they are travelling and provides them with the clearance to board the flight.
Qantas group chief customer officer Steph Tully said the digital health pass would be the key to getting international flights back into the air, and the airline’s employees back to work.
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Shoppers angered at major U.S. retailer’s “unchanged” Black Friday sales
Target in the United States has come under scrutiny for offering identical prices in its ‘Black Friday deals’ as those available throughout the year.
Shoppers are left perplexed by the lack of discounts, with many questioning the authenticity of the so-called Black Friday bargains.
Concerns arose when savvy consumers noticed that the prices of various products in Target’s Black Friday promotion were the same as those listed in previous months.
Shoppers took to social media to voice their frustrations, with one customer stating, “It’s the same, I don’t get it.” This revelation has raised questions about the transparency and ethics of retailers during the holiday shopping season.
While Black Friday traditionally marks the start of the holiday shopping frenzy, with retailers offering significant discounts to entice shoppers, Target’s decision to maintain regular prices has left shoppers wondering if they are truly getting a deal.
This has led to a broader discussion about the consumer experience during Black Friday and whether the shopping event has lost its original appeal.
With the rise of online shopping and increased competition among retailers, consumers are more price-conscious than ever.
Target’s pricing strategy has ignited a debate about the future of Black Friday and whether it can continue to attract shoppers with unchanged prices. As the holiday season unfolds, consumers are left to decide whether to seek out genuine deals or shop elsewhere.
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