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

Old 1st Jul 2014, 20:34
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Last chance, ask the Chinese for a bail out?
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Old 1st Jul 2014, 22:25
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Apparently he does not eat or drink anything handled by a crew member when he flies QF, so the exec jet is his safest option. Plus, given his salary he no doubt thinks himself in the private jet snack bracket.

Oh yeah...those little jets make him look taller.
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Old 1st Jul 2014, 22:52
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According to a mate of mine he is 'often enough to more than notice' on CX.

I wonder if Twiggy is generous enough to have shouted him the trip? It's not impossible they share some 'Union busting' beliefs...

When someone writes the book on the collapse of Qantas I hope they read these threads. It's a Shakespearian tragedy of Grecian proportions with possibly even more liberal dollops of reckless stupidity than 'normal' for such tomes.

I hope he is living with a sense of panic and impending doom. He is certainly displaying the symptoms of panic like vacillation, knee jerk decisions and seemingly decisions made on ideological beliefs rather than logic.

The drunken sailor appears to be getting even drunker and doubling up faster to make good. And I dont mean FMG either - in his defence he's losing so much so fast that would barely register.

Anyone who supports such an inveterate liar, fool and near criminal incompetent deserves nothing less than total contempt.
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Old 1st Jul 2014, 23:10
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Standard practice in the world of aviation CEOs. Each can travel on each others flights for free. Problem is it seems Alan travels on other carriers more than his own because that would mean facing his staff.
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Old 1st Jul 2014, 23:16
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Apparently he does not eat or drink anything handled by a crew member when he flies QF
And who can blame him?
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Old 2nd Jul 2014, 03:23
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Why doesn't he take his own food tester/taster with him? After all Stalin, Mao and Hitler had them. (oops....I made a Hitler reference). Perhaps even his own personal FA to supervise the onboard food delivery?
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Old 2nd Jul 2014, 03:36
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In wartime, real leaders never have to worry about being shot by their own troops as more than likely their troops would follow them to the gates of hell. Poor leaders on the other hand.....

Kinda sums up the issue with eating food on your own aeroplanes doesn't it?
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Old 2nd Jul 2014, 03:57
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May traffic figures out. Dreadful. Only good point QF international load factor up 1.6% year on year. The worst Jetstar domestic down 3.2% and jetstar international down 4.6%. Standby for August 28 and the full year results. Il go around $1.5 billion. Very ugly I think.
VA have released their May stats and have shown a general improvement in both LF and RPKs. Both are suffering but VA are showing that it can be managed and they can see a way out. QF stumbles on.....
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Old 2nd Jul 2014, 11:58
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Conversation with first class travellers and associated staff indicate that QF cheeseparing of costs in first is not unnoticed.

Thank people running upstairs for business class champagne to serve to first class punters when their supply runs out.

To put that another way, how do you tell a first class pax that their menu selection is not available?
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Old 2nd Jul 2014, 12:46
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Sunny,

Your insights are great however can you stop starting a paragraph in every post with 'to put that another way'?

I reckon if I google that phrase your posts will come up.

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Old 2nd Jul 2014, 22:40
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Blueskymine, off topic, but let me tell you how "to put that another way" started....

Over the years, I have had to deal with perhaps more than my fair share of morons in business and private life. I have found from bitter and occasionally life threatening experience that trusting that people understand what you have communicated without confirmation is very dangerous. That experience was hard earned in the Army, in business, on the roads, on the water, flying and maintaining such things as electrical appliances,

I have therefore developed the habit of trying to confirm that people actually understand the information I try to impart. In that I am guided by the neurolinguistic axiom that if communication fails it is the fault of the person trying to communicate, not the intended recipient.

Now I know its not necessary with the good and intelligent folk of PPRuNe, but it is a habit that's hard to break. It also occasionally results in "why are you telling me that again? I heard you the first time!!" exchanges with girlfriends.

My late partner had to deal with Chinese students who said "yes" to anything she told them. She developed her own response: "prove to me you know what I just told you". I often wonder if there would be less damaged C172's (bent firewalls) around if an instructor ordered their Chinese student to: "prove to me you know what will happen if you try to land at 75 knots."

To put that another way, I am deliberately trying to add some redundancy in my communication to increase the chances it is understood.
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Old 3rd Jul 2014, 00:35
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Your insights are great however can you stop starting a paragraph in every post with 'to put that another way'?

I reckon if I google that phrase your posts will come up.
It doesn't. Myth busted.
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Old 3rd Jul 2014, 00:37
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Apparently he does not eat or drink anything handled by a crew member when he flies QF
And who can blame him?
Ah yes. One on-board "pepper steak", enough to turn anyone vegetarian.
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Old 3rd Jul 2014, 04:33
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If AJ does eat onboard QF flights I assume he always goes for the steak and avoids the soup. There are much fewer acts of defilement available with a steak.
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Old 3rd Jul 2014, 09:27
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Your obviously not familiar with what Pearly White is referring to in the post preceding yours.
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Old 4th Jul 2014, 05:03
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If AJ does eat onboard QF flights I assume he always goes for the steak and avoids the soup. There are much fewer acts of defilement available with a steak.
I guess with some of the bogan a$$clowns working for our company these days you could probably expect that. Some people (bitter and twisted) must honestly believe they are entitled to be employed because of their own personal greatness.

Unfortunately you do come across the occasional pitbull check in staff member, and arrogant cabin staff or pax assistance team member all too often. Sometimes I cringe when I see the way our customer's are treated by them.

This sort of behavior is truly damaging to those staff who are still trying to maintain the highest level of standards, regardless of what we may think of those travelling or how they treat us. ANY suggestion of food tampering is both outrageous and downright disgusting.
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Old 4th Jul 2014, 05:27
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ANY suggestion of food tampering is both outrageous and downright disgusting.
I think we would all agree on that point, so WHY is Neil Perry getting $1.3m++ a year for doing what you allude disgruntled crew might do for free?
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Old 4th Jul 2014, 05:37
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ANY suggestion of food tampering is both outrageous and downright disgusting.
I think we would all agree on that point, so WHY is Neil Perry getting $1.3m++ a year for doing what you allude disgruntled crew might do for free?
WHAT? Neil Perry is an SO on the 380? Oh, wait...

Sincerely, I doubt any food is being tampered with. Like terrorism, the terror or food tampering is in the fear of the event, which is virally widespread far more so than the actual act of terror (or food tampering) itself.

And nowhere would the fear be more terrifying than in the tiny little mind of a tiny little leprechaun sitting in the pointy end of a white aircraft with a red tail who knows everyone wearing a uniform working around him loathes him.

Perhaps he should fly aboard his favorite child (subsidiary) instead. Surely the troops aboard the orange-bellied parrot must feel far more benign towards their esteemed leader to whom they all owe their jobs and excellent terms and conditions?
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Old 7th Jul 2014, 06:14
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Hey guys. I was wondering if you could all take a little time to read about a problem we have at Qantas Engineering and how you could assist our blokes. The airline are about to sack 175 LAMEs and we're pretty pissed off about it. They are basing much of their claim of over staffing on the lack of maintenance records for the things we try to fix.

Quite often FAs or Techies will call our members up pre departure to have a look at something. The LAMEs will then do what they can to help out but it regularly goes unrecorded, this is what Qantas wants because they can justify more redundancies. For us the more snags we can justifiably demonstrate the better.

If I could kindly ask that anything that you do require an Engineer for, whether it be in flight or beforehand, be written up formally in the Cabin, IFE or Tech Logs. I know that for the crew this may seem like an additional function during the busiest period of your duty but for us it is the lifeline that retains employment. If an aircraft is delayed in the process, so be it. It most likely means there are not enough of you either.

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Old 7th Jul 2014, 09:16
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Don't know how it works in Qantas but if I require any maintenance work be performed on my Aircraft pre-departure then it most certainly gets written in the Tech log.......
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