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Old 10th Mar 2018, 00:13
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Originally Posted by olderairhead View Post
This one is doing the rounds

Below from the PX FB page, equally as funny! any publicity is good publicity someone once said...
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Old 10th Mar 2018, 02:16
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Originally Posted by TBL Warrior View Post
Below from the PX FB page, equally as funny! any publicity is good publicity someone once said...
PX management treats its customers the same way as it treats it employees - with utter contempt.

Where has the money gone apart from propping up government coffers and disappearing in a malaise of corrupt aircraft leases, maintenance contracts and various other purchases.

The majority of PX management are interested in themselves , their slash and burn KPI bonuses and being the bigman. Despite dubious ability and a total lack of business acumen. The balance are washed up expats way beyond retirement ,are useless or stuck on the same gravy train themselves. But more importantly if they do know better they say nothing for fear of being persecuted and losing their jobs. Which they 100% need because they can't get jobs anywhere else and are financially up the creek.

I really feel sorry for the frontline staff who are passionate about the airline , have to deal daily with irrate customers and really try to do their best to keep the wheels turning and forever covering up for managements BS press releases. Where the pilot shortage has been caused by the actions of management resulting in over 50% of the experienced pilot force leaving in the last 3 years.

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Old 12th Mar 2018, 00:16
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The crewing shortage is starting to hurt and as reported earlier a new schedule , 125C, has been released.

Poxie issued the following press release. The bold emphasis is mine.

Air Niugini has changed its current flight schedule to improve reliability and ensure convenience for the travelling public.

Effective Sunday 11th March, the multi sector flights on the domestic network will be temporarily suspended and replaced with the introduction of additional direct services.

Chief Executive Officer, Mr Simon Foo said with the traditionally low season and crew limitations, the airline believes the change would help improve schedule reliability.

“As we enter into a traditionally low period and continue to take steps to address crewing issue, we are confident the change in the flight schedule will ensure reliability and consistency with the remaining flights.”

The multi sector flights between Port Moresby/Lae/Hoskins/Rabaul, POM/Madang/Wewak, POM/Lae/Manus/Lae/POM, POM/Madang/Manus/Madang/POM and POM/Kavieng/Manus/Kavieng will be temporarily suspended.

However, Air Niugini has introduced additional direct services to cater for the change in the multi sector flights. There will be additional direct services between Port Moresby and Lae to bring to a total four daily flights. The frequencies of flights to Vanimo via Wewak will be increased to four whilst Vanimo via Madang will be temporarily suspended. Hoskins direct services will be increased to two except for Monday and Friday while schedule for remaining ports is largely unchanged.

On the international sector, the Cairns morning flights on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday will be upgraded to Boeing 737 aircraft instead of Fokker 70/100 while the overnight services on Monday and Thursday are suspended except for Easter, Thursday March 29th and Monday April 02nd.

Corporate Communications Department

Tuesday 06th March, 2018
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Old 12th Mar 2018, 20:59
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Latest ad from Poxie for F100 DEC's is for a salary of $148,894 with 4 weeks annual leave. No mention of a tax rate of 48% and no super. Must be no older than 65 at the time of application.

But hang on they just employed a DEC at age 73ish.

Make the rules up as you go especially when you can't employ anyone.
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Old 13th Mar 2018, 11:17
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And the top rumour to be delivered from paradise last week is that the saviour from the desert sands will not be returning.

Number one requirement was no guvment interference. Could not be delivered so Sianara.

Oh dear.....

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Old 14th Mar 2018, 09:10
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Sianara.
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Old 14th Mar 2018, 19:46
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sayonara. (informal, often humorous, especially used when referring to Japan) goodbye, adieu Synonyms: adieu, adios, aloha, arrivederci, auf Wiedersehen, au revoir, bye, bye-bye, cheerio, cheers, ciao, farewell, goodbye, good day, shalom, so long, tot ziens.
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Old 14th Mar 2018, 20:56
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Oh dear.......... For the language perfectionists........ Goodbye, no thanks, cheers, hooroo.... Whatever.

Personally I think the issues they are facing up there are so more important than a word.

Moving on, whisper is they are now looking at someone who used to be associated with the former CEO.
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 01:24
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Originally Posted by olderairhead View Post
Oh dear.......... For the language perfectionists........ Goodbye, no thanks, cheers, hooroo.... Whatever.

Personally I think the issues they are facing up there are so more important than a word.

Moving on, whisper is they are now looking at someone who used to be associated with the former CEO.
If it is his former understudy that certainly would be very ironic. Would make for some interesting political maneuvering.
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 01:57
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olderairhead, No need to get defensive mate, try not to write words phonetically, that's what my grand kids do at 5 and 7 , I assume you are a wee bit older then that eh ?

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Old 15th Mar 2018, 02:10
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Originally Posted by faheel View Post
olderairhead, try not to write words phonetically, that's what my grand kids do at 5 and 7 , I assume you are a wee bit older then that eh ?
Steady Faheel, if you want to be a grammar Nazi, so be it. But our old boy air-head is providing some of the most entertaining running commentary on the inter web.

Your 5 & 7 year old donít provide us with the same unadulterated entertainment unfortunately shags.

Anyway, let the show go on!
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 03:54
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I am not a grammar nazi, but when someone ie Pinky does not understand what the word is then spell and write it correctly and there would be no discussion now would there ?

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Old 15th Mar 2018, 06:36
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I am not a grammar nazi, but when someone ie Pinky does not understand what the word is then spell and write it correctly and there would be no discussion now would there ?
I think you are being a little bit disingenuous there Faheel. I think that we all know Pinky understood the intended meaning of the word in question and was perhaps being a little bit disingenuous himself.

Like TBL says......now letís get this shit show back on the road. Latest Iím hearing is that the chapsí fortnightly stipends, I mean salaries were delayed again. Not a good sign.
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 06:43
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I think we are losing the plot here lads - come on - back to the big top at the circus!!!!
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 07:04
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I agree total thread drift so to get it back on track.... again:

Just waiting on confirmation that a 737 Capt has pulled the pin.

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Old 15th Mar 2018, 07:49
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I know of a couple of F100 skippers that pulled the pin because management...and I use that term very loosely told them they could not have tours....but when they boys called their bluff management quickly backpedaled and gave them the tour option.
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 07:53
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Originally Posted by olderairhead View Post
I agree total thread drift so to get it back on track.... again:

Just waiting on confirmation that a 737 Capt has pulled the pin.
Just at a time when they have started to operate the 737 to Cairns due to a sudden increase in demand due to the booming PNG economy. MMMmmmm perhaps because no drivers for F100/70 also heard that there are concerns about the quality of maintenance on the Fokker fleet both from a customer aesthetic viewpoint and also concerns about the low maintenance standard and the risks when the aircraft are audited by CASA Australia.
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 13:11
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Makes for a bit of a problem then, 73 reported to be short by about 3 drivers, fokker so desperately short they can't supply crew for its schedule let alone giving up one for type conversion, horrible b scale 737 salary of 422,881 PNG Peso (after PNG Tax etc equal to to about 126 K in AUS depending on the conversion rate this week) so not likely to attract rated and experienced to an airline whose management treats its pilots with almost total disdain.

Spose could use the Dash 8, hang on, thats right, they as well are high on duty due to picking up the uncrewed Fokker Flying..... could be a good time for PNG Air to get some more ATR's, maybe Pixie could enter into an ACMI contract with them for some coverage.

Greatest HR Manager was read about in the Post Courier, make pilots leave due to T&C's and now the aircraft spend more time on ground than in air... gotta admit does end up cutting costs on things like salaries, fuel and nav charges and maintenance, so some mangers will be making KPI bonuses. All about the accounting and them KPI's. Pity the poor manager who is responsible for revenue, not much bonus for him anymore....maybe???
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 21:23
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And yet they have no problems attracting pilots.
ANG has a Fokker "hold file" full of expats some even accepting POM based full-time (true story).
There will be Fokker Ground Schools every month for 2018.
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 21:56
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737 Captain resignation now confirmed.
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