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Old 18th Feb 2017, 03:45
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So forward your suggestion to the boffins in marketing then!
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Old 18th Feb 2017, 04:32
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No, I think they do a good job all on their own and certainly don't need suggestions.

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Old 18th Feb 2017, 05:55
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Actually Keg, if you think you were being bullied in the workplace for your religious views you would also have a case. It is the bullying/ harassment that is illegal, not the issue that people are harassing you about
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Old 18th Feb 2017, 07:38
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Why didnt they put it on an 380 flying through Dubai enroute to London ?
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Old 18th Feb 2017, 09:32
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Because they are not idiots?
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Old 18th Feb 2017, 11:28
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Look, I hate to say it but some of you guys are starting to sound anal.

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Old 18th Feb 2017, 22:43
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Originally Posted by QuarterInchSocket View Post
If it's good enough to pedal the LGBIT agenda on an international fleet type (fine by me), then it's good enough to put Movember on one too to get the same exposure on a universally shared and equally important issue.
Joyce should paint his own private car in the colours of his sexual persuasion, rather than try to push a political agenda on a public airline.

Qantas has no business pushing this agenda, and getting many of its (ex) customers off-side in the process.
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Old 19th Feb 2017, 05:01
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What political agenda? The Mardi Gras is a huge social event and attracts a lot of people - last year over 300,000 watched the parade:

Mardi Gras 2016: Glitter explosion in Sydney's Oxford Street as thousands attend parade - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

It's clearly a big deal tourism-wise:

"In 2015, more than 23,000 interstate and international visitors travelled to Sydney for the annual Mardi Gras Parade and to take part in some of the festival's series of events"

Unforgettable Experiences Mardi Gras l Qantas
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Old 19th Feb 2017, 06:08
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If it was just about the numbers; Floriade in Canberra attracted 481,514 visitors in 2014. I don't see Qantas painting flowers on the side of its aircraft. If you don't think that it also has a political component to it then you must also think Question Time is really an attempt to advance the country and not the showboating that it actually is.
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Old 19th Feb 2017, 06:24
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Qantas sponsors Mardi Gras, they don't sponsor Floriade. Why would they advertise something they don't sponsor?
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Old 19th Feb 2017, 07:02
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Who really cares? Can you change it?
Pilots amaze me that they spend so much energy on the things they can't control or are not significant.
On the other hand they fail to understand their own Industrial Agreements or sustaining terms and conditions of their profession.
It's sad that we are seeing more concern about this issue than protecting hard fought conditions that protect health/wealth wellbeing and time with friends and family.
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Old 19th Feb 2017, 08:00
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Some people need to research the "circle of influence"
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Old 19th Feb 2017, 10:10
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Chris - see post #127
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Old 19th Feb 2017, 11:30
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Originally Posted by p.j.m View Post
Joyce should paint his own private car in the colours of his sexual persuasion, rather than try to push a political agenda on a public airline.

Qantas has no business pushing this agenda, and getting many of its (ex) customers off-side in the process.
I don't like that Joyce may have been the instigator of this colour scheme any more than you, but I must disagree with the remainder of your post.

Setting aside the commercial impact. I can't think of a more contemporary Australian company than q in the present day that can help such a tiny portion of Aussie society be happy.

As for the circle of influence - being mentally idle on topical issues may work for the rest of the world for those who choose to follow such dumb and tactless philosophies of that sort. But, it is my experience that Australian's are very mentally active, very educated, and aren't afraid to engage and tackle issues of the day, no matter how influential their thought's are. I think this a distinguishing and elevating feature of an Aussie.
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Old 19th Feb 2017, 12:03
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He's clutching at straws and big noting himself. He started by wasting billions, now he's worked out he only has millions/hundreds of thousands to spend, and he's STILL spending it on fripperies. And that term wasn't meant to be funny. Ask the well dressed lady who paid full whack business and shat herself at TOD into Dallas while waiting for a toilet after the 'new config' numbers were reduced how she might feel about Mardi Gras paint. Except she would be far too embarrassed to even say. Also the logo change. And the $15m on technical attendant uniforms....
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Old 19th Feb 2017, 13:31
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....Just stumbled on this thread when accidentally actioning 'Today's Posts'.

Skimmed page 1 only, and noted the acronym LGBTQI. I looked up LGBT a long time ago, but this would seem to imply a further new age edition to the group. The 'Q' word that springs to mind is, I thought, symptomatic of an illegal phobia, thus 'QI' is a puzzle. If it stands for Qualified Instructor, does this cover all modules?
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Old 19th Feb 2017, 22:22
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So the boss if forcing his employees to fly the rainbow flag at work. What's next, compulsory Mardi Gras marching attendance?
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 00:10
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Yes, then after that it's off to a correction facility where electric shocks will be used to condition your brains not to feel sexual attraction towards members of the opposite sex.
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 01:39
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Originally Posted by Fonz121 View Post
Before this is closed...

Do you have issues with all QF themed aircraft? Or just this one? I'd hazard a guess that it's this one in particular. Go be miserable somewhere else.
Hear Hear!!! Some people will whinge about anything... it's a good marketing move and it's a decent social justice move as well, supporting people in the community and it sends a good message. It's a decal for goodness sake... if it gets to the 100th anniversary and the company does nothing to mark the occasion on its aircraft, we'll have the same bunch of whingers complaining that the company did nothing for the historic anniversary. It wouldn't matter what it was, someone will use it to mock.
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Old 20th Feb 2017, 01:43
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Originally Posted by Ida down View Post
Why is a aircraft being taken off line (QF) to be painted in rainbow colors with a rainbow flag for the Gay Mardi Gras? Engineers are enraged at this message they got from hirachy. Hopefully its a joke, but in these days......... its more then possible.
By the way "hierarchy" is the word you're looking for I believe.
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