Briefly: Qantas-Emirates Progresses, 787 Grounded

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including progress on the Qantas-Emirates tie-in, 787 grounded.

  • The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) granted provisional approval for the Qantas-Emirates alliance back in December, but won’t make a final decision until March. Today it announced that it would allow Qantas and Emirates to extend its activities ahead of formal approval, including selling tickets on the new routes to passengers, though it stressed that doesn’t necessarily mean approval will be granted.
  • In other flight news, the future isn’t looking too bright for Boeing’s 787 Dreamline, with the US FAA grounding the aircraft just days after an ANA flight on a 787 was forced to make an emergency landing.
  • Check out Luke’s awesome writeup at Gizmodo on how firefighters battled to save the Siding Spring Observatory.

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