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MERGED: Qantas grounded effective immediately.

Old 23rd Jan 2015, 22:24
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Joyce is a puppet, it was Clifford that had the balls to do it. Joyce was just "given orders"
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Old 24th Jan 2015, 00:04
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Angus & Robertson Synopsis

Power-plays, public spats, strategic blunders, betrayal and revenge: the fall of Qantas has more intrigue and drama than any in-flight movie. How did a national icon become a national liability?

Founded in 1920 by two WWI pilots and a grazier, the 'Flying Kangaroo' is one of the oldest and most respected airlines in the world. Famous for never having lost a jet aircraft in flight, in late 2014 Qantas had a crash of a different kind, recording one of the largest losses in global aviation history. A sequence of crises on the ground and in the air have all taken their toll.

At the centre of the decline has been Alan Joyce, controversially appointed CEO in 2008. His supporters applaud him for tackling problems ignored by his predecessors. His critics accuse him of unconscionable mismanagement and irreversible damage - from ongoing feuds with predecessor Geoff Dixon and Virgin boss John Borghetti (a one-time leadership rival), to a botched bid for government aid, Joyce has had the roughest of rides.

Mayday takes us behind the headlines, to tell the full story of a company at war with itself, and the world. Senior journalist Matt O'Sullivan tells us what was happening on the Qantas executive floor as QF32 threatened to fall from the sky; documents the incredible story of the airline's numerous failed forays into Asia; and reveals the truth behind Joyce's infamous 2011 decision to ground Qantas' entire fleet.
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Old 24th Jan 2015, 00:15
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Regardless of what you think of the man, or his actions at that time, it's nice to see that Joyce at least had the balls to punch this bully in the nose, which is often the only way to put a bully in his place
What an achievement.

Whilst kicking an own goal of epic proportions.
Costing the company millions and millions.
Creating massive brand damage.
Alienating nearly all the staff (which is still costing them).
And pissing off hundreds of thousands of passengers.

Yeah. Good job. He really showed those bullies. !

...oh yeah and he gained so much from the work choices decision. NOT
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Old 24th Jan 2015, 00:15
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Guess it is just a coincidence this puff piece surfaces as JQ pilots discuss PIA.

Do they think the world is completely stupid besides their inner sanctum.
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Old 24th Jan 2015, 00:50
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Do they think the world is completely stupid besides their inner sanctum.
They are at a distance to the real world. Probably surrounded by arse kissers and ladder climbers.
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Old 25th Jan 2015, 12:37
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Originally Posted by ohallen View Post
Guess it is just a coincidence this puff piece surfaces as JQ pilots discuss PIA.

Do they think the world is completely stupid besides their inner sanctum.
Not really a coincidence given O'Sullivan's book was only published this month and he is a regular writer for the SMH. A bit of book promotion I'd say
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Old 25th Jan 2015, 20:12
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"They are at a distance to the real world. Probably surrounded by arse kissers and ladder climbers. "
That's all that are left, he sacked anyone game to disagree or have an alternative view.
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Old 26th Jan 2015, 05:04
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They are at a distance to the real world. Probably surrounded by arse kissers and ladder climbers.
Not forgetting all the d**ky lickers, and c**k suckers. If that is all the integrity that the remaining so called management lot have collectively got amongst themselves, then they probably deserve each other.
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Old 27th Jan 2015, 18:19
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A very entertaining piece from Ben Sandilands on the grounding "Mayday" book,

Grounded: How Qantas CEO Joyce pulled it down with a txt | Plane Talking



It seems the Qantas Angels got themselves in a tizz over nothing, very touchy..

notam, the video starts with a piece on the surcharges
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Old 28th Jan 2015, 04:33
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Qantas Engineering - Simply the Best

http://www.smh.com.au/business/aviat...28-12zr24.html

Who said Qantas Engineering was dead?

The only problem is that the best Engineers work on the board, and not in the hangar.

What a remarkable turnaround
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