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Old 13th Feb 2017, 07:35
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Gay colors?

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.
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Why? It gives them kudos & will encourage more to fly with them than it will put them off. The QF fanboys will spin it that QF is doing it for social justice but in reality, free publicity and extra revenue. The QF media machine in action.
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Old 13th Feb 2017, 07:50
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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.
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Old 13th Feb 2017, 07:59
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Why? Because Marketing told them to, that's why. Why would engineers be enraged by a paint job? Special paint jobs are almost always done during a check - highly unlikely that QF would waste hangar time.

EVA have Hello Kitty planes. No howls of outrage from the engineers there
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Old 13th Feb 2017, 08:03
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Qantas is a sponsor, it's a major event that attracts a lot of foreign and domestic visitors and the "pink" dollar is huge.

Rainbow Roo ? Qantas shows support for Sydney Mardi Gras | Australian Aviation

Partners ? Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
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Old 13th Feb 2017, 08:09
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The flag is upside down. International sign of distress. Seems about right
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Old 13th Feb 2017, 08:32
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Well spotted Keg.
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Why is a aircraft being taken off line (QF) to be painted in rainbow colors with a rainbow flag for the Gay Mardi Gras?
Alan Joyce open in his lifestyle and the Gay Mardi Gras, what did you think would happen
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Old 13th Feb 2017, 09:53
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Engineers are enraged at this message they got from hirachy
I call BS.
Most Engineers have ceased living in the 80's and are enjoying the present decade where issues like this are....... non-issues.
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Old 13th Feb 2017, 10:06
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It's been a long time (more than a decade) since I've flown with anyone that has expressed homophobic opinions (in the true sense of the word). I don't know of anyone that has a problem flying with a LGBTQI colleague.

The angst that I detect is more about the overt politicisation of the workplace- particularly for those who may not support the parallel #equalityis campaign Qantas is running. Even a couple of people I've spoken to that support SSM think the use of the A330 in these colours is inappropriate politicisation- their words, not mine.
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Old 13th Feb 2017, 10:11
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So? Why do you need to get on PPRuNe and tell evetyone?
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Old 13th Feb 2017, 10:15
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phobia
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noun: phobia; plural noun: phobias
an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something.

I don't know anybody who has a fear of them but know plenty that don't like them.
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Old 13th Feb 2017, 10:29
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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.
Then perhaps we should have one done for Anzac Day. A day for ALL Australians.
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Now you're just embarrassing yourselves.
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Old 13th Feb 2017, 10:38
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Originally Posted by Freehills View Post
Why? Because Marketing told them to, that's why. Why would engineers be enraged by a paint job? Special paint jobs are almost always done during a check - highly unlikely that QF would waste hangar time.

EVA have Hello Kitty planes. No howls of outrage from the engineers there
Probably because they are snowed under with real jobs. And dont have time to pull a A/C off line, for a job like this.
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Old 13th Feb 2017, 10:49
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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.
Why should it be closed? Because its not PC? I thought we still lived in a democracy.Its not about Gays, so why not have a Aircraft painted for Anzac Day? Australia Day? Labor Day? Palm Sunday? Easter? Christmas? Oddly enough, some find it offensive for three quarter naked people, strutting their stuff in a public place. Then painting an aircraft that carries The Australian Flag, to promote it. Those people also have a right, to express their opinion.
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Originally Posted by Fatguyinalittlecoat View Post
So? Why do you need to get on PPRuNe and tell evetyone?
Did you think, nobody would notice?
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Old 13th Feb 2017, 10:52
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I call BS.
Most Engineers have ceased living in the 80's and are enjoying the present decade where issues like this are....... non-issues.
Wanna bet?
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Old 13th Feb 2017, 11:01
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Originally Posted by Keg View Post
It's been a long time (more than a decade) since I've flown with anyone that has expressed homophobic opinions (in the true sense of the word). I don't know of anyone that has a problem flying with a LGBTQI colleague.

The angst that I detect is more about the overt politicisation of the workplace- particularly for those who may not support the parallel #equalityis campaign Qantas is running. Even a couple of people I've spoken to that support SSM think the use of the A330 in these colours is inappropriate politicisation- their words, not mine.
Exactly Keg. Anzac Day for ALL Australians regardless of color or creed or sexuality, I would understand.A Mardi Gras, I find perhaps a little disconcerting. Then again I flew with pilots who would think LGBTQI were jumble words that meant something, you just had to get it.Different times.PS. I still don't know what they mean.What is a Q? Or an I?
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It will be closed because it starts attracting the likes of cattletruck being offensive and making comments that have nothing whatsoever to do with aviation.

Do Qantas sponsor any of those events for 2017? No.
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