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

Old 28th Nov 2014, 04:55
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Hrdlicka is clearly passionate about her day job at Jetstar. “I think I’ve got one of the best jobs in the world, frankly” she says. “There’s nothing I can find fault with in a business that does such amazing things for its customers and has such a strong and growing and highly passionate team.”
Is this woman for real? Amaaaaazzzzzzzzzing!
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Old 28th Nov 2014, 05:02
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Cfm-56 you're missing the point. The problem is the pi55ing of money against a wall.
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Old 28th Nov 2014, 05:38
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Frequent flyers hit as airline surcharges fly high despite slump in fuel prices


Qantas charges a fuel fee of $340 for a one-way economy and premium economy ticket to the United States, and $390 for business class.
On flights to Britain and Europe, it charges $285 for economy class, $385 for premium economy and $540 for first and business class.
Was/still is, "a nice little earner" I guess a few grumpy FFers will demand some attention for this matter in the not too distant future... possibly messing up the profit figures come Feb?..

http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalk...-it-seems-yet/

However for air travellers, including those who rely on Qantas and Virgin Australia, or for that matter own shares in them and salivate over the the thought of huge boosts to profitability, the short to medium term outlook is not quite that brilliant. Australia’s major airlines are like most carriers, holders of fuel hedging contracts that have locked them into previously ‘comfortable’ prices that are now highly uncomfortable, and it will take months, maybe running beyond the end of this financial year, for those now onerous hedges to expire.
If oil were to stay low, and lower than the adjustments to the value of the Australian dollar, the benefits to the Australian carriers will be substantial. The big losers will be the hedge issuing banks or financial institutions, a popular thought at any time.
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Old 28th Nov 2014, 06:48
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i think youve missed cfm's point. he's not arguing the wisdom of qfs investment. just the hypocrisy when they complain about other "state backed" airlines doing it
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Old 28th Nov 2014, 07:07
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So the half yearly 'profit' we have all been working so hard for is effectively going down the drain by topping up a loss making business in Japan..........nice to know that they can sack hundreds of people but still waste money in stupid ventures like this.
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Old 28th Nov 2014, 07:58
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@waren9 yeah I think I'm connecting dots that dont exist. I need a beer, long ass week
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Old 30th Nov 2014, 04:31
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Paging Sunfish, please pick up the white courtesy phone

Interesting little snipet from Friday's AFR. Emirates non-equity takeover looks like it is moving to the next phase. Nothing like having your own Intel operatives installed at the target. What decision or rule change could they possibly want from Canberra?
Getting the band back After five years working for Qantas's partner airline Emirates in the city good tast forgot, Dubai, Trent Mumford will join Andrew Parker's government relations team at Qantas in January. He will replace Craig Simonetto, who's off to Transurban. Mumford is clearly a fan of Parker (best known as the lucky bastard with a walk-on role in Kevin Spacey's House of Cards). He's previously called Parker boss at Parker & Partners and Emirates.
Rear Window, page 41, AFR Friday 28 Novemeber 2014
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Old 1st Dec 2014, 01:13
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More dribble from the Coolaid dispenser

Qantas Airways and Japan Airlines provided a combined equity injection of approximately A$114 million to Jetstar Japan. The investment will support the airlines growth including the launch of International operations in early 2015 - International ticket sales are expected to start before the end of this month - which will enable Jetstar Japan to make the most of the significant potential of the Low Cost Carrier market in the worlds largest economy.


Huh? Worlds largest Economy - Japan!

I thought Japan had the third largest economy by GDP behind the USA & China.

Japans GDP is about one quarter that of the USA.
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Old 1st Dec 2014, 02:35
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It all makes perfect sense to pump more money into Jetstar Japan now that Japan is officially in Recession.
Kool-Aid all round to celebrate the next traunche of executive bonus'.
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Old 1st Dec 2014, 02:41
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Japan is the most indebted country on Earth as the Yen is devalued 15% as QE Nippon style works it's magic. Keep pumping in the cash chasing the rainbow but never admit their errors of judgement.
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Old 1st Dec 2014, 16:00
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Qantas facing more fines over role in air cargo price fixing cartel


Former Qantas head of freight in the US, Bruce McCaffrey, even served eight-months jail for illegal price fixing of cargo shipments. There's a few more I would like to see locked away
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Old 1st Dec 2014, 19:24
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You know who is happy though? Old skincare Bruce who reportedly still gets paid over 800k a year to keep quiet about the abject failure that is jetstar international.
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Old 2nd Dec 2014, 00:07
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Surely this can't be true? How is this $800k accounted
for?
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Old 2nd Dec 2014, 00:38
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Consultant fees?
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Old 2nd Dec 2014, 00:42
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Surely this can't be true? How is this $800k accounted for?
The standard method, "consultancy fee". No doubt the clause forbidding the release of any information to third parties without express written permission of the CEO or similar was highlighted prior to signing.
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Old 2nd Dec 2014, 02:42
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Well this is a rumour network, but...

A skipper of a charter yacht in the whitsundays had ol' Brucey on board and he was laughing and boasting to his mates and blatantly stated that sentence.

"To keep my mouth shut about the failure of the Jetstar business model as a long haul business model"

Feeling the love?
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Old 2nd Dec 2014, 05:32
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If this is actually true, then it is complete bullshite and should be exposed. Any half decent employment contract would have had a confidentiality clause that would have had the same effect with NO payment.No wonder the place is broken.
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Old 2nd Dec 2014, 08:00
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Apparently , Brucey wrote a paper stating that the jetstar model was doomed to fail , and Alan was not happy , so Bruce "voluntarily" got into skin care, and was paid forevermore to keep the report buried.

Fits the facts we DO know
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Old 2nd Dec 2014, 08:09
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If this is actually true, then it is complete bullshite and should be exposed
It's been exposed for years, for all to see. And the 'significant owners' remain patient, financial commentators uninterested and government, well, Chairman's Club, please.
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Old 2nd Dec 2014, 08:44
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Well possibly in general terms but not the specifics.It is the specifics that will bring them undone. so journos where are you.
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