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Old 13th Apr 2011, 10:30
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Regional Express to acquire skippers?

Been hearing several rumours over the past few weeks in and out of the ops dept.
SQ in talks with the Singaporeans about a possible takeover, indeed could be good in one way but no so good in the other.
Has anyone else heard a similar rumour or have any info?
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Old 13th Apr 2011, 10:57
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Makes sense, they both deserve each other!

Skippers and Rex could both be great companies, if it were not for the nitwits at the top with a giant chip on their shoulders that never made it
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Old 13th Apr 2011, 11:50
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Chinese proverb : "Be careful what you wish for; you may just get it"
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Old 18th Apr 2011, 08:05
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Hugh Davin on the move!

Maybe there is more substance than just a rumor? surely someone knows a bit more info.

Check out the Hugh Davin on the move thread
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its not as far fetched as it sounds, Rex has the money and the players to do it
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run like the wind

If you work for Skipper and REX takes over, RUN. That is unless you like being treated worse than you can remember you ever were in G.A.
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Has Jim Davis moved on from REX?
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Old 19th Apr 2011, 04:44
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I reckon the boys at Skippers are a little worse off then the REX fellas at the moment in terms of working conditions! Skippers FO's drive the pax buses! Then there is the old legendary Skippers resignation rosters! So maybe not a bad thing for Skippers staff if REX were to buy the company!

Good Question Apache, lots of interesting stuff being slung around about JD! Official word is Long Service Leave.

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Old 19th Apr 2011, 10:08
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Maybe KRUSTY might know a bit more! surprised he has not commented here yet.

Where are you KRUSTY do you know anything?
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Old 19th Apr 2011, 10:45
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maybe he has been CENSURED from saying anything?

maybe he is on holidays?

maybe they are just working him too damn hard and he is just WAY too tired to get online?
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Old 19th Apr 2011, 12:38
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He's either flat out flying or this ain't a rumour! The silence says it all!!

Only sped read the thread saw something about pilots driving busses.. fair dinkum yer kidding aren't you. Oh what a joke. I'd be updating my applications once a week for that one!

Thought that game ended after scenics..
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Old 19th Apr 2011, 15:40
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Gidday apache, Low and Fast. Haven't commented because I honestly don't know anything!

You're right about one thing though apache old mate, we are starting to get flogged again. 2 Melb captains resigned this week, and already crewing are tearinig their hair out. What'll happen when DJ and (god forbid) JQ start calling up from the respective hold pools! Mind you, we've seen this before, and REX will just do what they've always done. Funny thing though, so far they've gotten' away with it. Albeit at considerable customer pain. But that's OK when 90% of your routes are monopolies!

And by the way apache, can you tell your Sheepshagger mates to turn their taxi lights off when going head to head with me down taxiway Golf! Or is that against your SOP's?

As for JD, rumour 'round the campfire has it he wont be back.
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Old 20th Apr 2011, 03:23
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wll gee krusty, since you asked so nicely and didn't insult them, I am sure they will be happy to oblige
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FYI

To All

Flew today with a very senior capt, Negotiations apparently are taking place between SQ and a very interested party, that conversation today explained a lot to me as far as I was concerned, seriously were getting flogged at the moment guys "work wise".

The long hours etc.
The shortage of flight crew etc.
The need to contract flights etc.

Anymore info? is it Regional Express or the Link?
I personally cannot think of any other carrier that would be interested.
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Old 20th Apr 2011, 14:47
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Talking Lower Wages on the way for Skippers then

Lower pay rates for the Skippers crews are on the horizon to meet the low levels of REX

Collective Bargaining You can hear them now....... "I will only be here till I get XXXX hrs, then I am off to fly jets." That's why the AFAP looks after (using the phase extremely lightly) you guys

Good luck 'cause you will need it
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Krusty, for someone in the know I am surprised you didnt know the Captains resigned the week before your comment........surprised you didnt mention the minimum notice required either. Not having a dig but there is usually more 'substance' in your posts.

onedottoolow, so by your logic if your high on seniority you get let in on all the secret management decisions? if this is in fact true it would be played very close to managements chest. I have met cadets who know more about company intentions than senior Captains, most of those Captains are still living pre 2002 so I highly doubt they are interested in 2011.


ducking for incoming!
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Old 26th Apr 2011, 07:27
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Seriously mate! Like all companies and some of us, we do have friends of friends in high places and always someone will say things they shouldn't, i'm only wondering whether fact or fiction that's why i posted this post.

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Old 26th Apr 2011, 08:31
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follow the money

gee if LKH bought majority of shares in skippers, that would make sense.... he will get more tax free dividends while setting the standard of lower pay. Also, it may position rex to hedge against losses from VB venture into regional flying??? and possibly more avenue to place cadets who pay for a job to get icus?

Question is, will the management be able to cope? People like the "n.f.o.m" will not cope with their pseudo brown nose management style learned from LKH; They will achieve new levels of incompetence while making life difficult for crew.

JD is on Long service leave, and likely to never return, given the recent "restructure" and new management positions that were created. good riddance to a man who forgot where he came from, just like most management at rex.
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Old 28th Apr 2011, 11:14
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Jibba jabba. Now skippers interviews in melb as advertised on afap today. That's a bit coincedental wouldn't you think.
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Old 29th Apr 2011, 22:54
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Avtur,

Try the search function: http://www.pprune.org/dg-p-reporting...rs-merged.html

How about you trying thinking before typing, this has all happened before and will continue whilst ever there are idiots that think they should have to pay for a job and work for less than they would be paid flipping burgers.
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