Why is flying out of Australia so expensive?

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That is because airlines across the globe can’t keep up with the unexpected surge in demand from consumers. They have been slow to resume services since the COVID-19 pandemic grounded planes and brought international travel to a halt. In Qantas’ case, its 10 wide-bodied A380 aircraft that fly in and out of Australia sat parked in California’s Victorville desert gathering dust, while pilots and crews were furloughed. Getting planes back up and running hasn’t been as easy as expected. Firstly, many cabin crew and ground staff left the industry entirely, finding new jobs in a white-hot employment market. Secondly, pilots...