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Old 21st Nov 2017, 02:58
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Word on the street sayz the Netwerk jocks are gunna speak Frenchois....

I'd be worried if I wuz a mainline jock right now...
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Old 21st Nov 2017, 03:03
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Originally Posted by Jetstarpilot View Post
Word on the street sayz the Netwerk jocks are gunna speak Frenchois....

I'd be worried if I wuz a mainline jock right now...
"Mainline" product at less than Jetstar operational costs. Don't be too smug. I don't think the QF industrial empire will discriminate.
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Old 21st Nov 2017, 03:26
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Why? Remember when link we’re getting jets ‘imminently’, jetconnect were ‘definitely’ going to be flying the 787 and 737 within oz, cobham were ‘getting a320’s’ and ejets...jetstar we’re going to be flying the 787 in qantas colours.....

They may well get something to replace the f100. They won’t be replacing mainline. Every time there is a new type each group puts a case together. It’s always gone on, it’s just that more info gets out there these days. If anyone was to be worried, It would be jetconnect and cobham crew...mainline are still recruiting, there will be more jets coming, and the 737 will be around for a long time yet. Of course ‘jetstarpilot’, this may not suit your agenda if indeed you are a jetstar pilot, still hanging on to that dream of being a jetstar captain, but making less than a mainline FO.
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Old 21st Nov 2017, 03:40
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Right on Que~

  • Read the Qantas annual report into the 'value' of the F100.
  • Why incur capex because they ordered too many A320 hand JQ model is saturated
  • The mining bust is on, the mining boom long since gone, so makes complete sense to add additional capacity!
  • Is there a mainline contract coming up soon? Panic the mainline group again, who will literally trip over themselves to give stuff up for the aircraft.
  • Cobham PIA is hurting them, so wheel in next favourite leverage group. Jetconnect is done, so Network it is, or maybe Qlink who knows!
As predictable as night follows day. It is the playbook nothing more. Against reduced and declining supply of pilots they have a big execution risk and they know it. Does not mean they will or won't do it, but their target is likely the domestic Qantas pilots.

Wash rinse and repeat!
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Old 21st Nov 2017, 05:16
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They need something to replace the little fokker, they are ancient, nah there's no worries being a mainline pilot atm, it's promotion paradise! A little quieter on the Jetstar front though...
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Old 21st Nov 2017, 09:36
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I reckon Cobham crew should be a lot more concerned than Mainline crew.
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Old 21st Nov 2017, 11:10
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If I worked for Qantas IR, and I had 717 PIA in action and a 737 EBA coming up, what would I do? Hmmm...
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Old 21st Nov 2017, 15:12
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What would happen if short haul guys stopped working days off, stopped being flexible and helping the company while they are short of pilots?
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Old 21st Nov 2017, 20:09
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What would happen if short haul guys stopped working days off, stopped being flexible and helping the company while they are short of pilots?
Stepping around secondary boycott provisions, personally let the HR/IR staff come and fly the things.


If I worked for Qantas IR, and I had 717 PIA in action and a 737 EBA coming up, what would I do? Hmmm...
Wash rinse and repeat...

When all they have is a hammer every problem a nail...
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Old 21st Nov 2017, 21:43
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Originally Posted by Rated De View Post
Jetconnect is done
Care to elaborate?
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Old 21st Nov 2017, 23:40
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Well the email today from the Qlink boss says it's happening. Busses for networklink.
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Old 22nd Nov 2017, 01:16
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Years ago a JQ management guy went to QLink. That supposedly confirmed that QLink was going to get A320s and variations on the theme. Seven years down the track?

Fast forward a bunch of years and Network have asked for EOIs from current crew who have Airbus experience. So it may happen, or it may be a fact finding mission, or it may be an IR ploy, or it may be a combination of the above. I just know from history that nothing is ever quite what it seems and Network crew should be cautious as to what this means over the coming years.
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Old 22nd Nov 2017, 01:38
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Jetstarpilot. Guess where the 2 Network A320's are coming from.
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Old 22nd Nov 2017, 02:46
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Keg,

The JQ guy who went to QLink is now at Network
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Old 22nd Nov 2017, 03:32
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That "JQ Guy" seems to pop up everywhere?!
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Old 22nd Nov 2017, 03:41
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Originally Posted by Fatguyinalittlecoat View Post
Jetstarpilot. Guess where the 2 Network A320's are coming from.
True, coming from Jetstar, but from all accounts J* is so short of CP's and doing upgrades that they are struggling to crew flights during December.

I think the biggest threat is for us here. Here you will have a Qantas painted aircraft in the same class as the 738, with crew wearing Qantas uniforms, operating on routes that could operated by mainline aircraft and crew. Combine this with Jetconnect operating VH registered aircraft I think the concern here should be with us Mainline crew not Jetstar.

Thin edge of the wedge if you ask me, AIPA need to get on top of this quickly.
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Old 22nd Nov 2017, 03:50
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Quick, Group seniority anyone?
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Old 22nd Nov 2017, 03:56
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Hang on you lot, I'll be back in a minute.
Just going to grab a big supply of popcorn
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Old 22nd Nov 2017, 05:53
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I'll get the butter!!🍿
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Old 22nd Nov 2017, 05:58
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It’s probably time for group seniority.

How it’d work. Who knows. But it’s time.
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