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5th September QF Announcement

Old 31st Aug 2012, 11:52
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5th September QF Announcement

Tim Clarke Emirates CEO will arrive in Sydney on this date.
There will follow a number of announcements.The removal of FRA from the QF schedule will be one.An arrangement with QF will be another.LHR will be lucky to survive past Christmas.This will not be just a code share
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Old 31st Aug 2012, 20:27
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Also i believe Perth Singapore and Perth Hongkong will go.

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Old 31st Aug 2012, 21:26
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So QF about to sever its ties with mother England .. maybe the first steps toward a republic (or the Irish have the last laugh) ... I dont thinks so.

Or on the other hand QF do seem to be on a road to self destruction ...

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Old 1st Sep 2012, 00:47
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Qantas Birthday

Can't see QF being around to celebrate its centeniary
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Old 1st Sep 2012, 00:51
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Pulling out of FRA and possibly LHR, really? Do I dare ask if this will create an unprecedented flight crew surplus?

Not good news
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Old 1st Sep 2012, 00:53
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The future's ORANGE all orange!!!
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Old 1st Sep 2012, 02:18
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Cool

I'll have a go at a guess also...
EK get Perth , adl and Bkk to free up the A330 for domestic .
EK get our BKK - LHR slots
We get daily flights to DXB
Any new EK 777's go to Jetstar for the SIN , HNL AND BKK routes to free up more A330's for QF Dom .
Deal with BA gone.
787 to JQ , based in SIN to feed Asia/ Europe ( fed by the 777 from Aus)
QF To BKK- gone
QF TO HNL - gone
QF TO FRA - gone
744 retirement accelerated
380 number 13 and 14 to be delivered.
All in place by Jun 2013.

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Old 1st Sep 2012, 02:39
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EK aren't going to 'get' Perth, they already have it, along with everyone else.

Current Perth -> west flights
SQ 3x daily
EK 3x daily
CX 10x week
MH 10x week
QF 2x daily
QR 3x week
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Old 1st Sep 2012, 02:58
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Erh, is this telling us that the Dreamliner was cancelled because it didn't fit in with EK's fleet plan for QF?

Qantas-Emirates route hand over expected within days | Plane Talking
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Old 1st Sep 2012, 03:00
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I know we are pulling out of Frankfurt in October because QF told me last wednesday that they no longer need me up in Frankfurt in october because QF will no longer be flying there.
But i really doubt QF is pulling out of LHR (I know the managers that do work for QF up in LHR have heard nothing about QF pulling out of LHR). I will be very surprised if they do because QF are actually filling up business, first and premium economy with out much trouble (QF are by far the most expensive on that route too).
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Old 1st Sep 2012, 03:19
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What's any of this got to do with what qantas wants ?
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Old 1st Sep 2012, 06:45
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How much is it worth to ek to fly the pacific. This should interest all of you.
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Old 1st Sep 2012, 07:08
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If all this is true, the Board better make sure they know what they are doing because they are betting the farm on a one roll dice.

Wonder how BA feel about being done over in the process.
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Old 1st Sep 2012, 07:43
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the Board better make sure they know what they are doing because they are betting the farm on a one roll dice.
The grounding comes to mind Management have proven that they have no issue betting the business on a roll of the dice. Problem with that strategy is eventually you roll a number that puts you out of the game.
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Old 1st Sep 2012, 10:37
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And if that happens there is a slight difference between management and the board. The Board can be held accountable under Corps Law, look at James Hardy and many other recent events where shareholders have suffered major losses.
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Old 1st Sep 2012, 11:59
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If all this is true, the Board better make sure they know what they are doing because they are betting the farm on a one roll dice.
Haha. Oy yes, they really know what they are doing! Innovative, intelligent, savvy, experienced in commercial aviation, honesty and integrity.....haha
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Old 1st Sep 2012, 12:33
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There may be some benefits for Qantas in any alliance with Emirates, but importantly, will it include access to cheaper fuel?
Without this in the equation, the board are only delaying the inevitable.
If included, it might go some way to justify cancelling the 787order.
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Old 1st Sep 2012, 13:05
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How would QF get cheaper fuel? EK pay the market rate, which is why we sometimes tanker back to DXB. Please tell me you don't believe that Margie Jackson blurb about free fuel from years ago when she was trying to sell QF for a big bonus?

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Old 1st Sep 2012, 13:31
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NOOOOOOOOO Don, don't let them in on the secret of our free fuel......otherwise they'll all be tankering up to within 1% of MLW out of KWI
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Old 1st Sep 2012, 13:39
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Where the hell does this cheap/free fuel thing come from? I came back from KWI the other day with an extra 30000kgs of fuel...oh I know EK gets paid to take fuel from KWI..everywhere else its free Give me a break!!!!

Emirates does NOT get free/cheap fuel people, full stop.!!!!!!!!

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