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Old 4th Mar 2012, 00:03
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Maybe the other airlines realize that there is a price under which you cannot go, ie, make money. Tiger proved that already, didn't they? Maybe the other "ripoff" airlines don't want to end up the same way as Tiger did? Can you blame them?
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Old 4th Mar 2012, 00:26
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From the bitre page on domestic airfares
Notes

Indexes are constructed from BITRE's monthly survey of airline internet booking sites. Fares are recorded only when they are available on the nominated day of travel (the last Thursday of the month). The series is a price index of the lowest available fare in each fare class, weighted over selected routes. It does not measure real airline yields, or average fares paid by passengers. For more information on methodology use the link at the top of this page.
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Old 4th Mar 2012, 00:51
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Porch Monkey are you confusing AA with TT?
TT didn't stop previously because of its fares

Remember your Economics from High School guys, the market forces for a product settle at a price, and for example say 80% passenger load the profit is ok for the operators with their costs, rather than drop the prices lower and not making as much with a 100% passenger load for example. All it then takes is for an operator aka LCC to come in and undercut everyone to get the same profits.
Its then Management of it all behind the scenes that can tip the scales as we have already witnessed several times that makes the difference after that.
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Old 4th Mar 2012, 01:03
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Delta, you don't think Tiger was grounded because they wouldn't/couldn't spend money on proper maintenance and oversight/company structure? That's what it was all about. And even saving on those elements they still didn't make a profit! That pretty much spells out that you've cut the margin a little too finely, doesn't it? I am presuming you don't buy the notion that they were grounded solely for the ML and AV matters?

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Old 4th Mar 2012, 01:25
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Fair point, though not many (if any?) large companies start up and make profits straight away!!
Spending money on proper maintenance and oversight/company structure...Management decisions though aren't they.
They have obviously sorted it out and the product is running better now, no?

No they weren't grounded soley for those matters, I believe they were made an example of, and a number of other airlines could have just as easily had a slap with a wet fish as Tiger was. There was more going on behind closed doors with CASA than will ever be revealed on these forums.
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Old 4th Mar 2012, 03:14
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More to the point - there was more going on behind closed
doors with CASA than will ever be permitted to be revealed
on these forums.
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Old 4th Mar 2012, 03:27
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Absolutely, management decisions, I agree completely. But ultimately, so are your fares. My post was not intended as a slap at the workers, far from it. We will never be allowed to know all the details.
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Old 7th Mar 2012, 02:00
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Tiger Airways to establish Sydney base | Herald Sun

Crews, parking/capacity limitations?

Discuss...
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Old 7th Mar 2012, 03:00
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No discussion required mate! The clowns who run SY airport have already said they can fit anything in, hence there's no need for another airport. So finding room for Tiger will hardly be a challenge!
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Old 7th Mar 2012, 05:17
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In any case, well done for Tiger!! More jobs, flights.... all good.

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Old 7th Mar 2012, 07:19
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Would a crew base in Syd be popular with crews. I understand withsome other airlines, Sydney is the least dsireable base due to the high housing costs.

Btw, I flew tiger in Jan and had no problems. yeah Virgin and QF have more flash terminals and cabin, all I want is a seat, and get out on time.
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Old 7th Mar 2012, 07:38
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Unlike Melbourne airport who don't have enough space for planes.
Essendon training field is going up out there btw...

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Old 7th Mar 2012, 10:35
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Hmmm,

was very recently involved in a discussion about 'more jobs means more movement, my chances improve etc. etc.'

then AA went bust. (was the prompt for the previous conversation)

And now Tiger's expanding

But then can we really have Q,Jstar,Virgin,Tiger,Qlink,Rex,Skywest all playing domestic from Sydney with functioning business models? Who's first to crump? Will I have a seat when the music stops?
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Old 17th Apr 2012, 20:06
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Tiger operating a return flight to a certain southerly destination on Friday

Wonder what kind of frenzy will take place with ticket prices...
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Old 18th Apr 2012, 04:34
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One flight a day will have little impact, but I don't think they have the aircraft time for two.
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Old 18th Apr 2012, 05:01
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With the schedule not release yet it is hard to see... Good to see more destinations coming online though
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Old 19th Apr 2012, 11:15
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TT8162 departs Melbourne for Hobart about 9am tomorrow.
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Old 15th May 2012, 10:57
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I'm not in Tiger, but can tell you there was no online assessment until now.
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Old 16th May 2012, 04:50
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Does anyone out there have the contact details for a job with Tiger OZ. Hoping for a telephone number to the chiefs office/recruiting office for pilots and or email ????

Thanks
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Old 16th May 2012, 10:59
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Email address is on their website.
I hope you have a lot of A320 time to be competitive with other applicants, because thats all they are looking at right now.
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