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Old 1st Jul 2012, 14:22
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SDT,

I find your previous posts condescending and arrogant. Take this one for example.


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"If ticket prices are reducing whilst employees ask for higher wages"
With multiple statements like this under your belt, it is clear you do not know what you are talking about, i.e. what this is all about.


What was that saying about kettles and black.....
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Old 1st Jul 2012, 22:44
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I am sorry I do not have multiple logons and can not retort in the same "creative" fashion.

As to your quote, this is how you do it correctly:

"If ticket prices are reducing whilst employees ask for higher wages"
I have no idea who and or what that allegedly scalding and incriminating statement was is response to, so again you have affirmed what a gem of a personality you bestow upon the world.

Lets assume I was having a swipe at the low cost model, which seems likely, that statement would highlight the conundrum, and also the reason why the LCC model and flooding market with cheap airfares will eventually fail.

The world is a nicer place when you take your lithium tablets.

I am glad the Virgin and Skywest guys/gals are happy and convinced that they are on the correct path for success and blindly believe so.

Krustys question were reasonable, respectful and perhaps highlight questions you would prefer to stick your head in the sand over.

I say again, do not under estimate the magnitude of the task they have embarked on, I hope they succeed, I would love to see someone hand the rat their arse in a basket.

If successful Virgin will grow into a very large full service airline, which I hope they do.

If unsuccessful there will be a rather large pile of money lost by both companies ( Virgin and Skywest ) and many pilots out of work, this is not a new concept.
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Old 24th Aug 2012, 23:31
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Was Borghetti involved in the initial B787 order with Qantas?
I wonder if he might have a chance at doing a deal with boeing to grab some of the cancelled order for Virgin....................be bloody nice if he did
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Old 25th Aug 2012, 12:55
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Was Borghetti involved in the initial B787 order with Qantas?
Indeed he was, and so was Colin Storie. However both those good men went on to greener pastures and rightfully so...
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Old 12th Sep 2012, 23:03
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Moving of the deck chairs

Some more culling, pruning and trimming at Ergonomic Central I see.
Finally, Capt Safety and head of safety himself JY has 'walked the green mile' c/o of some 'internal restructure within safety'!
Any changes to a companies safety structure will have you elevated to the top position on CASA's risk revue group so you better behave kiddies. Also the 'Canadian' has pulled the pin and heading back to the land of the maple leaf. There is also a bit of movement in the lower ranks as well.

Oh you naughty HR dudes, restructuring and 'outing the old' to bring in the new. Although I don't disagree with your choice of redundancy on this occasion I am still concerned that you may have undertaken these changes without exercising flair or frivolity. What would Richard say? Redundancies and sackings at VA when after all 'it's all about choice and keeping the air fair'. What a sad day indeed.

And I must send a big special warm VA greeting to RT! How are you going mate, miss me??
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 00:01
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C'mon cactus...dont tease us...what deck chairs have been re shuffled? was it the result the troops were hoping for?
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 10:03
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There are a couple you've missed cactus. And possibly one more to follow shortly.......
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 21:48
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Unhappy

But still no more planes ordered
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Old 14th Sep 2012, 00:11
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Won't be any announcements of fleet till at least after the EBA is finalised I would guess.
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Old 14th Sep 2012, 11:16
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On another front, interesting reports that the Rat tried to undermine SQ/DJ alliance, which just goes to prove the effect that the deal had.

Also interesting that SQ (or Tomasek) allegedly told them to shove off which either means that someone in this industry has ethics or they didn't want anything to do with a Rat alliance for other reasons.Either way its not a good look for the Rat.

Lets hope that DJ can now ramp up the pressure even more.
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Old 15th Sep 2012, 10:46
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What do readers think about the continued involvement of the 777 at VA? I understand that there will be 6 more 330's arriving next year, and eventually they will cover both domestic and international. Also hear that the current 777's spend a lot of the time on the tarmac at SYD...
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Old 15th Sep 2012, 10:49
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You can't do the Pacific non-stop in a 330.
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Old 15th Sep 2012, 13:43
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The 777's mostly spend a few hours on the ground in Sydney each day so you hear wrong.
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Old 15th Sep 2012, 22:38
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What do readers think about the continued involvement of the 777 at VA? I understand that there will be 6 more 330's arriving next year, and eventually they will cover both domestic and international.
Good question. In the short term it hinges around VA's presence on the Pacific. The 777 is far and away the best aircraft for that route, and it is beyond the capability of an A330 so as long as the Pacific stays on VA metal, the 777 is safe in the short term.

Different story once 787's start arriving. If they get the -9's which are capable of flying the pacific non-stop comfortably, the smaller size may be a better fit for Virgin as it has trouble filling the ER's ex Mel and Bne on a daily basis. The 78 would make it easier to go daily from those cities.

AUH also an issue. That is beyond the capability of an A330, so unless Etihad decide to take over all the flights to AUH, then the tripler will be required there also. Again, only until 787's are ordered.

I saw recently on another post a boeing statement that the 777X will make the A350-1000 obsolete, so I am starting to place a greater weighting on the liklihood of 787's over A350's. The only sticking point is that the 777X is not slated for introduction until the end of the decade, but Tim Clark is pushing for 2017. I'd place a small wager Clark will get his way.
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Old 15th Sep 2012, 23:32
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Originally Posted by virginexcess
as it has trouble filling the ER's ex Mel and Bne on a daily basis
Neither of those flights are daily (BNE-LAX 4 x weekly, MEL-LAX 3 x weekly), and I can categorically & factually tell you that at least the BNE-LAX is very very full on a very regular basis.
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Old 16th Sep 2012, 01:53
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BNE-LAX is almost impossible to get away on Staff Travel. WE usually leave 10-20 people behind.

For a period, the B777 spent about 36 hours on the grond in Abu Dhabi, but no longer; it is now utilised AUH-KUL-AUH on behalf of Etihad.

VAI made a substancial profit last year, due to the economics of the aircraft and the great load factors.
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Old 16th Sep 2012, 02:16
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Neither of those flights are daily (BNE-LAX 4 x weekly, MEL-LAX 3 x weekly), and I can categorically & factually tell you that at least the BNE-LAX is very very full on a very regular basis.
My point exactly. At present there is not the confidence that they can operate these services daily and maintain the yield with an ER. It would br far less risk with a 787 sized aircraft.
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Old 16th Sep 2012, 05:47
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But if you ordered a 787-9 today, when would you recieve it? I think the lead time is something like 5 years at the moment.
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Old 16th Sep 2012, 07:25
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A few 787's to VA would most certainly ruffle up the opposition feathers and further stamp JB's mark into the forward-thinking efficient fleet strategy, that's for sure...
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My point exactly. At present there is not the confidence that they can operate these services daily and maintain the yield with an ER. It would br far less risk with a 787 sized aircraft.
No, it's purely down to the dynamics of fleet numbers and scheduling...
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