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MERGED: Alan's still not happy......

Old 6th Jun 2014, 06:48
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This is all part of rapid fire cost cutting initiatives aimed at taking $2 billion in costs out of the airline over the next three years as it seeks to stem the flow of losses from its international division and revive the performance of its domestic operations.
In the first six months of the 2014 financial year the airline lost $250 million and there are expectations that the full year loss could hit a mammoth $1 billion.
Qantas has undertaken two debt issues over the past month in order to pay down more short term debt and is expected to bolster its cash levels via the partial sell down of its Frequent Flyer loyalty business.
It appears they are pulling all the levers at once all of a sudden... of course they will say it is all part of the big plan.. so far slow and poorly executed.. in seems the drip drip of bad news just rolls on and on...

Must be a horrible place to work at present... stress city.. so sad, and all so unnecessary..

Just love the QF pop up ads on the SMH website - Its all about more destinations!!!!!!

Get real - talk about misleading!!!
says it all.. a great example, of how to mask what is really going on..
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Old 6th Jun 2014, 08:21
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Anyone heard from AJ, OW, LS or SH this week?

Oh, thats right there was a message from the Executive Manager People about "begreen" day. But that's about it.

Seems to have been incredibly quite from the "Leaders" of the Qantas Group as their pilots are notified of impending demotions.
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Old 7th Jun 2014, 01:53
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BeGreen day............meh

That Head of People only sends emails for that, when there are big sackings and the occasional staff travel bonus. That is it..........another waste of an entire department "HR"
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Old 7th Jun 2014, 02:53
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Anyone heard from AJ, OW, LS or SH this week?
Well LS was down in Hobart last week for the pullout of mainline (again) and the launch of the 'new' (ex-Mexico) 717s. Locals noted the touch of irony with the logo jet of the Tassie Devil (you know, the one dying out with the cancerous tumour...)
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Old 7th Jun 2014, 05:36
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Bali and Singapore to enjoy Summer.
Hahaha

Very cryptic.

Personally I prefer a bit of chicken rice
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Old 7th Jun 2014, 13:11
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another waste of an entire department "HR"
HR = Hardly Relevant
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Old 7th Jun 2014, 19:22
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OW,The toxic avenger.
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Old 8th Jun 2014, 03:17
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Old 8th Jun 2014, 06:29
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Nah, too pretty!
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Old 8th Jun 2014, 15:46
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Old 9th Jun 2014, 00:47
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Kudos TIMA9X! That was funny!
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Old 11th Jun 2014, 05:36
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Supposedly we are pulling out of New York in September.
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Old 11th Jun 2014, 06:02
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Pull Up,

I was told the other day that that they are pulling out of NYC and heading back to SFO (Round how many with returning to SF? ). My response was "Doesn't QF make ridiculous amounts of money with freight on the 107/108?", "Yes".

Thats why we don't run airlines, our common sense and logic gets in the way.
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Old 11th Jun 2014, 06:26
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Unhappy

Supposedly we are pulling out of New York in September.
If true, I bet it's about being able to retire an extra aeroplane and cover the rest of the flying with one less hull.
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Old 11th Jun 2014, 07:00
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heading back to SFO
I haven't heard anything about SFO. All I heard we will be pulling out of New York. Supposedly New York travellers will go via Dallas and be code shared with American Airlines.

We will be flying an A380 to Dallas in October. Don't know how that is going to work...
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Old 11th Jun 2014, 08:10
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The A380 to DFW is one of the few good decisions they have made I think. It will be able to make it both ways which has to be a good thing!
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Old 11th Jun 2014, 08:55
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As a regular hostie on both Dallas and JFK the 380 won't be able to take all the JFK punters that currently go to LAX. With up to 100 seats blocked out very few will get a guernsey on the 'bus. The only advantage with the 'bus is that it has 1st class and a bigger j/c and w/c zones so no need to carry as many y/c. Premium classes are where the money is. Why anyone in y/c would buy a comfort seat ex DFW is a complete mystery when there are so many empty seats.
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Old 11th Jun 2014, 09:48
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indamiddle

Your wrong about the A380 of course, but as you are losing some of your flying I see you have adopted the normal course of action of QF mainline FAs in slagging off and lying about anything that doesnt meet your self interest.

Reminds me of the lies about the BKK FA basing (when it was running) and the ongoing slander you and your boiler mates indulge in with respect to the London Base Cabin Crew.
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Old 11th Jun 2014, 16:20
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Current Configs DFW

744-58j-36w-270y
A380-14p-64j-35w-371y

Even with 100 seats locked out the A380 puts on a minimum of 20 seats extra.

The devils in the detail
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Old 11th Jun 2014, 21:03
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Nice bitch slapping, girls.

But it does bring up the point:
For a service that pretty much depends on premium passengers to make a profit, how is the A380 going to cover its much higher operating costs on this route? Virtually the only difference in premium seat numbers in the configurations are the 14 P seats, and we all know who will be sitting in those.

As for "The New York Ending Rumour", if the 747 does not go to JFK from LAX, it would just sit on the ground in LAX all day. It's still a hull, whether it is sitting in LAX or going to JFK and back.

Actually, putting the A380 into Dallas has pretty much guaranteed that LAX-JFK will continue for the 747. If it wasn't tasked for DFW, that A380 would be used for the 107/108 SYD-LAX-SYD . This, in turn, would mean that the 15/16 Brisbane 747 would be the only 747 in LAX each morning potentially available to go to JFK.

By flying the A380 to DFW, there are as a consequence still two 747s every day in LAX. The 15/16 and the 107/108. One can go to JFK during the day [either one] and the other can go to maintenance in LAX as required. If not required in maintenance it just sits in the sun soaking up the Southern California rays.

The 747s are rotated through LAX for this very reason, to go into the hangar there. There aren't too many other places they can go for maintenance these days, sadly.

So, in my opinion, you can retire the "JFK is ending" rumour. As for the "back to SFO again rumour" - no chance.


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