Why flights have been delayed a month
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Air Asia X was set to start flying between the Gold Coast and Kuala Lumpur on February 16 for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic.On Thursday passengers started getting emails notifying them their flight had been cancelled.Air Asia X CEO Beyamin Ismail confirmed the return of the route had been delayed until April 1.“Unfortunately we have had to delay our resumption of services to/from Gold Coast due to an unexpected delay in aircraft availability from our maintenance provider,” he said.“New services commence from 1 April from Gold Coast and any passengers affected have been notified ..read more
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Airport chaos: Couple’s 4-day flight hell
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Their original flight was delayed for eight hours before it was axed altogether. Gold Coast Pet Resort owners Robert Green and Christine Arundel had booked a return Jetstar flight for Monday afternoon after visiting family in Canberra. Mr Green said the eight-hour delay was just the start of their airport nightmare. “The plane arrived and then it was cancelled because the pilots had been flying for too long and couldn’t continue,” he said. “Jetstar would have known that in the afternoon. They should have cancelled the flight at 4.30pm and made other arrangements.” The business owner said passe ..read more
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Shock U-turn in Gold Coast light rail debate
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1M ago
In a shock response, council officers have admitted the “preliminary evaluation of the process will look at multiple options including other transport modes”.It comes as civic leaders nominated the need for the tram extension between Burleigh Heads and the border via the airport by the 2032 Olympics as the number one priority for the city at the Bulletin’s Future Gold Coast forum this past week. Robina-based councillor Hermann Vorster in a Question on Notice at council had sought clarification on whether the preliminary business case, now underway, only involved evaluating the trams.“Will this ..read more
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Coast business soaks up booming demand for wellness tourism
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2M ago
Soak Bathhouse at Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast Highway offers a self-guided wellness experience with communal mineral pools, mineral hot spas, a cold plunge pool, steam room and sauna. The day spa unveiled its second mineral pool in November to cater to its growing customer base since opening in 2020. Soak Bathhouse CEO and co-founder Alexis Dyson said the new area was designed to increase the social experience and number of offerings for customers. “Magnesium is the primary mineral in the pool,” she said. “Without adequate magnesium, our bodies don’t function properly. That can result in v ..read more
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Campgrounds already full for Christmas amid housing crisis
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2M ago
The Gold Coast’s housing crisis has added pressure to site availability, with more families forced to live at campgrounds and caravan parks amid soaring rents and a lack of available stock. Most of the city’s 10 major tourist parks are at full capacity over Christmas and New Years, with the exception of an odd day or two where some spots are available. These include City of Gold Coast-run parks at Jacobs Well, Tipplers, North Currigee, South Currigee, Broadwater, Main Beach, Ocean Beach, Burleigh Beach, Tallebudgera Creek and Kirra Beach. “Bookings at Gold Coast tourist parks for the summer sc ..read more
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11 epic day trips to take on Queen’s public holiday
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4M ago
Here’s a list of places you can discover on a last-minute day trip. Just pack up your car or jump on a ferry to enjoy the gorgeous sites Queensland has to offer.The Big PineappleYes, it’s clearly a tourist attraction but even native Queenslanders should visit the Big Pineapple at least once. Located near the town of Nambour, about 100km north of Brisbane, the pineapple is a sight to behold — and you can tour the old gold mining town while you’re there.It’s known for its pineapples, macadamias and beef cattle as a link to the local agricultural district.Burleigh HeadsThe Gold Coast suburb, loca ..read more
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10,000ft and clinging to a ladder: Man’s death-defying lust for life
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The Gold Coast extreme athlete climbs one rung at a time, unassisted, to the top of a hot-air balloon. A parachute awaits on a tiny platform.But before he straps on his chute to jump, he will “nearly pass out” and “dry-retch” from a burst of hot propane gas spewing from the balloon like a geyser.The balloon is moving at 30km/h, sideways and upwards, as below-freezing temperatures and fierce winds whip the extreme athlete’s body all over.At these heights, clinging on for dear life over Bathurst, Rider is not in some lotus-like meditative state, nor is he afraid of certain death if he falls.He’s ..read more
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Gallery: Inside new Gold Coast Airport terminal
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8M ago
The Bulletin has had a sneak peek at Gold Coast Airport’s new $500m terminal expansion. Take a look inside ..read more
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Bali direct: New flights from Coast airport
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8M ago
Virgin Australia will operate the route from March next year, becoming the first Australian carrier to offer direct flights between the destinations, with return fares starting at $399.Virgin Australia Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka said the airline had seen a huge growth in demand for flights to and from Gold Coast Airport.“We are currently seeing continued growth in travel demand for Gold Coast services and areoperating up to 180 domestic flights outbound each week,” Ms Hrdlicka said.“In May alone our Gold Coast bookings were up 55 per cent compared to 2019, with bookings on our existing Bali flig ..read more
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Packing ahead of the pack
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8M ago
There’s no place for “just in case” items now with multi-purpose being the order of the day – activewear that doubles as swimwear, serum that doubles as sunscreen and moisturiser.The drama of too much luggage was so great for Caz Cornish that she created a new multi-purpose activewear range.“I love to run, swim, surf and do yoga, but my wardrobe was bulging from all the different outfits for the different exercises,’’ Cornish says.“It reached a head when I was taking a trip to Bali and was stung by a huge excess baggage fee.’’It was the impetus she needed to start CEACEA activewear that works ..read more
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