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AN1944
18th Nov 2010, 21:35
It Looks Like Vbs Turn Now Smell In Cockpit Ret Mel:8

Red Jet
18th Nov 2010, 22:39
The beauty about the current QANTAS-bashing feast, is that they tend to let us (VB) off the hook rather easily:ok:

The Bunglerat
18th Nov 2010, 23:21
The other week I had a bunch of VB cabin crew in the bus from hotel to airport, all gloating over QF's recent run of bad luck. Jokes aside, it wasn't long before I felt compelled to remind them that, in the words of the great Earl Hickey, "Karma's a bitch," and what goes around comes around.

virginexcess
18th Nov 2010, 23:52
You're absolutely right.

It's hard to imagine that, after 10 years of BG and Co, VB is immune to the types of problems QF are currently dealing with. Unless JB is able to quickly immunize the organisation from the previous culture, then I am afraid our turn will probably come. Let's hope we can cope with it as well as QF has. i.e Safely.

Mr. Hat
18th Nov 2010, 23:56
Well how long ago was the IT disaster? They got plenty of coverage on that. Old Kochie was in fine form. SUNRISE the jetstar program.

Its Aviation. QF's turn now VB JQ TT next week.

MrWooby
19th Nov 2010, 00:05
How about some serious discussion about the cause of the problem, the smell. They weren't carrying any airline management types were they.:eek:

ampclamp
19th Nov 2010, 00:17
apparently real food was found on board with a nice inviting aroma.
Nobody recognised it hence the turnback.:}

captwawa
19th Nov 2010, 07:34
after the VB IT issue didnt QF run an ad campaign gloating about OTP etc,, One should never throw stones in glass houses esp in aviation. BE it QF or VB crew on a bus.

Qantas 787
19th Nov 2010, 08:43
captwawa - the 'gloating' from QF started when DJ went all out to gloat about thier OTP figures after the engineering strike, in particular all the signage around the Sydney terminal. If an airline has something to be proud of, it is no surprise they will promote it.

The Tn Man
19th Nov 2010, 09:01
I knew a long time ago to never gloat at your competitior,you will learn very quickly that it will come back to bite you one day.

We would actually sympathise when our competitior had issues,we knew very well that your turn would be next!!

Mr. Hat
19th Nov 2010, 09:59
Qantas traditionally wouldn't get involved in the slanging matches and personally I think its the way to go. I'd hope vb drop it soon as well. Its unbecoming in my opinion.

As for CC on the bus. Well thats what ipods and iphones/itunes were invented for wasn't it? On bus - earphones in.

NAMD
19th Nov 2010, 11:26
*sigh*

That 73 with the hole in the side was nowhere near "nearly written off." I've re-skinned bigger areas than that in routine heavy maintenance.

Now, everybody, It doesn't matter what company you work for, repeat after me: "There but for the grace of God goes I."

NAMD
19th Nov 2010, 12:51
Having Boeing come to look at it still does not constitute a near write off. All that a statement like does is blow out things out of proportion

Things like that happen everywhere, all the time. To every company. If they didn't, Boeing wouldn't have an AOG team.

To be honest, VB don't get nearly as much ramp rash as Ansett ever did.

snoop doggy dog
19th Nov 2010, 13:11
There is something a little cheesey about your earlier comments Cactus ;)

Others could argue that there is holes in your comments :ok:

Bill Lear
20th Nov 2010, 00:10
Wasn't this about fumes in an aircraft?

Oh, and my dad's stronger than your dad.

Skystar320
20th Nov 2010, 17:30
oh shush AN1944