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Tiger touches down in Melbourne

Old 18th Sep 2007, 15:44
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Tiger WILL survive !!

knackeredII.....i have never smoked anything in my life but the way you are carrying on mate.....well.....you have lost the thread....and about the WX in SE Asia, tell the survivors of the MD-80 your same observations!

As for ownership of airlines.....who owned Ansett in the end....get real you people...most of Australia's resources and biggest companies are owned by foreigners...and I absolutely guarantee you buy jap cars and buy "made in china" or "taiwan" products.....you dont seem to say anything about the 20 million passengers carried into and out of Australia last year by foreign airlines.....

Goodonya Tiger or anybody else for that matter.....competition is what we want.... as the Democrats say..."lets keep the bastards honest"
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Old 18th Sep 2007, 18:52
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I'm looking forward to the competition:

1. On direct flights from the east coast to the US with code share domestically. (My fingers are crossed.)
2. With employers looking for pilots, engineers and other skilled employees.
3. For terminal space and landing slots.
4. Between states seeking additional air services.

As for people concerned that the aviation scene is becoming bloated with vacant seats, I would recommend pilots stay flexible and keep informed.

I'm looking forward to direct entry as well at some time in the future. Seniority serves a purpose and works well when there is an oversupply of pilots, but IMHO it is a hindrance to pilot advancement and works in favour of employers when the market is more balanced.

Other than taxes, I don't hold shares and don't get any more benefit from Qantas or Virgin profits than I would from Tiger. I'll fly with whichever one provides the better value for a buck and the better job opportunities. Based on recent experiences, that won't necessarily be with Qantas.

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Old 18th Sep 2007, 19:19
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Any idea of Tiger's tees and cees?
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Old 19th Sep 2007, 12:19
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Fares from AU$14.95* one way!

If you can't view this email, please click here.

Just received from Tiger . . . let the action begin! And Richmond would be smart to grab them as a sponsor . . .

The Tiger has landed in Melbourne with fares from AU$14.95* one way!

16 Sep 07 was a special day for Tiger Airways. Because that was the day our first plane flew in to Melbourne. Such a momentous occasion sure calls for a celebration. Which is why we're offering you low domestic fares starting from AU$14.95* one way! So book, fly and discover Australia on a budget you can well and truly afford now. And where else but at www.tigerairways.com, the home of the real deal
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Old 19th Sep 2007, 14:44
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emu, what a rant!

You obviously have no experience flying in Asia yourself, and judging from your posts, you probably have little meaningful experience flying anywhere.

FYI, the sort of weather that MD-82 experienced happens there every day so those passengers you refer to should be asking why their crew were unable to cope with it.

As for the rest of your post, sorry you lost me there!

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Old 19th Sep 2007, 20:21
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I think Emu is aircraft's big brother.
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Old 20th Sep 2007, 02:11
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The Tiger has landed in Melbourne with fares from AU$14.95* one way!
Gee, I've NEVER seen fares that low ( plus taxes ) in Australia before
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Old 20th Sep 2007, 03:01
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Try and find a $14.95 fare with Tiger.

Some of the internet fares are more expensive than J*, QF or VB.

Go figure.
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Old 20th Sep 2007, 04:38
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It's called yield management milo- and it is used by all airlines.
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Old 22nd Sep 2007, 00:37
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Tiger's AWA

Rumour has it that the crews goin to Australia have seen their new AWA and are having trouble "Swallowing" the unpalitable contents. From what I hear it's a job and in Australia. Too bad, a chance for an airline management to do it right the first time and it may be missed. All that discontent does is cost both parties money and lost opportunity.

To all the GO CATS out there, good luck.
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Old 6th Oct 2007, 13:02
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BIG Tiger news coming on 8th October.

Apparently they're going to announce Sydney to Melbourne.

Let the games begin...
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Old 7th Oct 2007, 04:32
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Still finding it hard to believe that virtually everybodies T&Cs are public knowledge except Tigers, c'mon GO CATS, spill the beans.
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Old 7th Oct 2007, 06:07
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cunning, they are probably a bit shy to come out with it, because I have heard (20th hand) they are not too good. Apparently its a really low base, with pay for every hour flown, and I think you have to do 1000hrs to get something like 180K, plus pay for uniforms, car parking and other stuff.

Hopefully this is only myth, and a GO CAT proves it wrong on here soon.
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Old 8th Oct 2007, 00:57
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After an email went round last week telling everyone to look at their website on Monday (today), nothing appears to have changed!...
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Old 8th Oct 2007, 01:07
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Does anyone out there actually know how to contact these guys about getting a job, other than the 'fall into the abyss' email address on the website?? If anyone does have some information that would help a bunch of reasonably experienced A320 guys who might be looking for a change then please either post it here or pm me. Cheers.
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Old 8th Oct 2007, 01:31
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Sal-e said:
Any idea of Tiger's tees and cees?
cunninglinguist said:
Still finding it hard to believe that virtually everybodies T&Cs are public knowledge except Tigers, c'mon GO CATS, spill the beans.
The answer to this question is bleedingly obvious to anyone with a basic appreciation of airline economics.

I will give you a clue: Tiger are pursuing a low cost model that is so low cost that it makes Virgin Blue look like a traditional, legacy carrier!
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Old 8th Oct 2007, 02:49
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All I can see is a 15,000 seat fare sale to celebrate the opening of T4 at MEL. Perhaps thats all the 'news' for today?
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Old 8th Oct 2007, 02:50
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Expect to see VERY LOW fares to Singapore IF travel (with SQ) to the US west coast is also booked.
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Old 8th Oct 2007, 03:28
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I guess the T&Cs to embarrasing to post then
Fair enough
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Old 8th Oct 2007, 06:32
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todays news

Peanuts website speculated MEL/SYD to be announced but not yet - rumour was SYD was not a goer due to the fees and taxi times bla bla bla. Not conducive to to a TR operation and not giving away big $$$ for the priviledge of strips on the runway
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