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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 10:47
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Here we go again

Talk about back to the future, rumour has it our largest Low cost carriers northern base is soon to shut down and be replaced by a new southern mainland base. Hope my good mates don't get stuffed around too much like they did last time with the apple isle.
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 11:09
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Not nice but common knowledge when you join this carrier. Maybe one for the EBA.
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 11:11
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Nig&Nog,

Do you refer to a northern Qld base or perhaps the Top End?

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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 18:17
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Capt Claret I heard it was the top end so the east coast is fine.
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 22:34
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I'd love to know your source n&n, as I've heard they're planning to grow the top end eventually.
 
Old 23rd Nov 2013, 01:28
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The MOU base freeze guys are probably having wet dreams right now.

Unfortunately it's just a teenage crush. It'll never happen.....
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Old 23rd Nov 2013, 09:38
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Nothing like ambiguity, right guys?
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Old 25th Nov 2013, 02:19
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I'm guessing what you're trying to say is that Jetstar is going to close the Darwin base and reopen Adelaide?

We've been hearing this for years. There will be a lot of happy pilots if it happens thats for sure!
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Old 25th Nov 2013, 04:21
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My gut tells me closure around April 14, don't hold your breath re ADL.

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Old 28th Nov 2013, 08:54
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Here we go again

Chief and sidekick in Darwin on monday for two sched meetings plus private briefings on rqst.
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Old 3rd Dec 2013, 21:01
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So what happened Monday? Did these predictions come true?
 
Old 9th Dec 2013, 01:05
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ABC website says its happening. That was 1hr and 4 minutes ago - thats a long time in aviation these days, plans may have changed!!

3 planes from DRW and 1 from MEL to make ADL a 4 frame base.
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Old 9th Dec 2013, 02:07
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Confirmed

Jetstar to close Darwin base and cut NT flights
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Old 9th Dec 2013, 02:14
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After QF and EK started their partnership, there is no way for anyone to book a JQ flight to SIN connecting to a BA flight to LHR. In the past DRW pax could connect to QF Europe services from SIN. Now that option is not possible. Go on qf.com and they force you to fly DRW-PER-DXB-LHR or DRW-SYD-DXB-LHR which is a massive backtrack.

Plus Silk Air is a full service carrier and offers connections all over Europe and Asia, I'm sure plenty of QF pax would have shifted to them. So for QF to blame Silk Air and Air Asia is rubbish - they do not offer any options for pax to go anywhere ex SIN anymore. It's like the retimed QF72 to arrive in Perth at 4am. Introduce a flight with a lousy arrival time and no feed, then blame external factors for the route's demise.
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Old 9th Dec 2013, 02:15
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120 new positions?

Really?

Wouldn't it be a case of rearranging the chairs on the Titanic, surely.
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Old 9th Dec 2013, 02:48
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So Green Goblin 'it will never happen'. Just proves nothing is beyond these guys. All that grief they caused 4 years ago with the shutting of ADL for the new Northern Hub, you want to cost cut!! Start with cutting down on ridiculous management decisions.
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Old 9th Dec 2013, 03:06
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Is OOL ok?
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Old 9th Dec 2013, 03:09
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NEW A320s sitting in France with no home costing big $$$

And the Brand New A320s all painted in Jetstar colours now mount up. Apparently its $30M a year just to have them sit there at the Airbus factory in France where we are supposed not the know about them.. How many did they order? Wasnt it like 100? The Jetstar losses are real. AJ was like a kid in a candy store and now his teeth are rotting too. Pack of cards ready go over
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Old 9th Dec 2013, 03:17
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Well it's logical I suppose.

Once the base was setup to fail with no more Melbourne and Sydney flights feeding into the SIN & DPS sectors the writing was on the wall.

I feel sorry for the guys who have made a life up there. It was a great base with the best flying on the network.

I hope the pressure from the vocal minority regarding the base freeze are happy. You've got what you wanted at the expense of a majority who were happy there.

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Old 9th Dec 2013, 03:27
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One of your best posts GG.

Right, now that we've covered that .... let's move on to how the MOU pilots assassinated JFK and started smallpox.
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