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So you need a new fleet Leigh?

Old 13th Dec 2018, 13:27
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That might explain a ( 5 hours late ) QF10 Perth - Melbourne almost doing an Ayers Rock scenic a few weeks ago. That appeared to take chasing the best tailwinds to a whole new level.

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Old 13th Dec 2018, 18:33
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Little Napoleon, there is a rather more fruitful way to save a considerable amount of fuel and expense.

That is right, look around all those other airlines have already done it: They evaluated, they purchased and now operate new equipment.

However let us be frank. Young Patrick Hatch is an affable chap and column inches in the newspapers keep the young fellow employed. It also allow you to scrapbook all the 'amazing' press coverage.

https://www.smh.com.au/business/comp...22-p4zz42.html

https://www.smh.com.au/business/comp...23-p50hyy.html

So while that may be eye pleasing to you, the reality is as the ICCT correctly stated that your fuel expense makes Qantas the worst airline across the Pacific. After ten years and lots of limericks Qantas are yet to order an aircraft. Mr Dixon was kind enough over a decade ago to reserve some 787 places.With much fanfare a nice junket to Seattle, with all the usual suspects, paid for by shareholders to welcome the first 787 for Qantas. Of course in arrival Sydney, people needed to look the other way not to notice many of the 787 already operating in and out of the airport. No doubt even a few sitting around painted up to look like Jetstar. The now (thankfully) relegated to history Leigh Clifford,waxed lyrically that somehow it was legislation and the QSA 1992 that stopped Qantas re-equipping as capital was scarce.
Qantas has splashed largess on share buy backs, well over $2 billion. JQ have a shiny new order for 110 A320 NEO, yet a handful of 787 for Qantas are it.

A bigger mirror to admire the reflection may well be good use of shareholder funds, while admiring the reflection, perhaps the cause of most of Qantas' problems will be staring back.

Qantas need a new fleet.

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Old 14th Dec 2018, 02:50
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QF needs a new aircraft every ten weeks just to keep the fleet average age pegged in the yellow. And by the time project sunrise is technically possible there will be a long (five years? more?) waiting list. By the time project sunrise is possible there may be pesky crew duty hurdles remaining too.

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Old 14th Dec 2018, 06:22
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Originally Posted by Rated De View Post
The now (thankfully) relegated to history Leigh Clifford,waxed lyrically that somehow it was legislation and the QSA 1992 that stopped Qantas re-equipping as capital was scarce.
Qantas has splashed largess on share buy backs, well over $2 billion. JQ have a shiny new order for 110 A320 NEO, yet a handful of 787 for Qantas are it.

Qantas need a new fleet.
Don't forget the sizeable order of A321 NEO LR's that was made for Jetstar this year - Lil Napoleon had no trouble finding the cash for them.
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Old 14th Dec 2018, 10:54
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Originally Posted by Australopithecus View Post
QF needs a new aircraft every ten weeks just to keep the fleet average age pegged in the yellow. And by the time project sunrise is technically possible there will be a long (five years? more?) waiting list. By the time project sunrise is possible there may be pesky crew duty hurdles remaining too.

i'm glad to be past peak caring.

Or Qantas could just remove the oldest aircraft quietly.

Like replace the average age 25 yo F100s with 10yo A320. Thatís 250 year aircraft with 100. Spread over 150 aircraft.

That brings the the average age of the fleet down by 1 year. Pretty simple.

Bring in 14 is it? 787s . Average age 2/3 years?

This airline is is run by accountants and Mathmaticians.
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Old 14th Dec 2018, 18:25
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Originally Posted by Aussie Fo View Post



Or Qantas could just remove the oldest aircraft quietly.

Like replace the average age 25 yo F100s with 10yo A320. Thatís 250 year aircraft with 100. Spread over 150 aircraft.

That brings the the average age of the fleet down by 1 year. Pretty simple.

Bring in 14 is it? 787s . Average age 2/3 years?

This airline is is run by accountants and Mathmaticians.
The fleet age is nudging (on average) 11.0 years without the aircraft for the mining work.
With respect to the replacement of F100 (poor Little Napoleon struggled to say Fokker!) the older A320 will continue to flow into 'Network'. Serves a dual purpose of hiding the stupidity of the $9.5 billion A320-321 order in 2011 for 110 aircraft. The average fleet age for the JQ fleet is around 8.0 years, so naturally for an airline equal in size of fleet to the parent, completely replace the fleet! Of course it can only generate (accounting opaqueness aside) 30% of the revenue flying nearly 50% of the ASK.

The second part of the expensive fallacy serves the adversarial IR model well. With recently established pilot bases in the West, growing Network scares the herd of Qantas pilots. Despite having enormous trouble finding 'qualified applicants' even offering substantial un-disclosed bonuses to new hires with the elusive promise of residency, the stalking horse is effective only in the minds of Fort Fumble.

Fort Fumble of course is driven by ideology and MBA cost driven accounting.

Qantas need a new fleet.
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Old 15th Dec 2018, 03:53
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But if you reduce the fuel bill, you can't save as much with the new tool. Saving 1% of 4 billion looks much better than 1% of 3 billion. They could have just got a new CEO, paid him substantially less, and saved another 10 million a year.
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Old 15th Dec 2018, 04:17
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Or, instead of deferring 787 orders from when the AUD was at parity with the USD until now when the AUD is worth USD 0.70, they could have had 5 787ís for the current price of 3 🙄
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Old 15th Dec 2018, 06:40
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It must be remembered that the original order was carried out in 2005 which was for 115 which included 45 ordered for US$4.3 billion which is the cheapest that anyone could get these aircraft I would suggest. Instead of spending this money on aircraft and turning over all the B744s and potential the A330s the current management has continued to buyback shares. You reckon the Banking industry has demonstrated bad behaviour well this takes the cake. Show me an incentive(KPI) and I will show you the outcome.God help the next CEO.
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Old 16th Dec 2018, 01:13
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Rated De....

you just don't give up trying to distort the facts. It's no wonder you are having such a battle with Qantas with that stubborn level of arrogance.

At least 3 times (Nov 22nd Dec 1st, Dec 15th), you have stated the following the false claims:

In the same period JQ have had a 110 aircraft order, to replace a fleet substantially younger than that from which it borrows so much. Generating 31% of the revenue, flying 48% of the ASK is hardly efficient. Accounting fudges aside, JQ grew to be larger than the parent. Yet it can't generate more than one third of the revenue.....30% of the revenue flying nearly 50% of the ASK.
Now let me state this again
If you bother to read the FY18 report, you will see that JQ generated 23% revenue (which contributed to 28% of the profit for the whole QF group) with only 32% of the ASK, and not 50% as you falsely stated. Compare this to QF INTL which made less profit for the group, at only 24%, but flew 45% of the ASK. Your statement actually seems more correct for QF INTL and not JQ.
Read the latest report here Qantas Annual Report 2018
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Old 16th Dec 2018, 02:52
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What I would give for once for management to front up on a Friday afternoon (with thunderstorms, like this week) and see how utterly decimated our Company is. 20 minutes waiting for a tug in Melbourne on each transit? Not unusual. One ground staff member to disembark 4 wheelchair passengers and take them to the people mover? Another 25 minutes for that.
All our management has done is to retrench front line staff to line their pockets, whilst the remaining ground staff are utterly run off their feet whilst being repeatedly being verbally abused by "customers".
The company email to ask for volunteers over Christmas just makes me vomit.
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Old 16th Dec 2018, 02:52
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a_pilot- The 2018 Annual Report also states that the EBITDAR for Qantas was $2.478 billion and JQ was $890 million. I suspect you need a little help with reading Financial Reports.
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Old 16th Dec 2018, 03:17
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What I would give for once for management to front up on a Friday afternoon (with thunderstorms, like this week) and see how utterly decimated our Company is. 20 minutes waiting for a tug in Melbourne on each transit? Not unusual. One ground staff member to disembark 4 wheelchair passengers and take them to the people mover? Another 25 minutes for that.
All our management has done is to retrench front line staff to line their pockets, whilst the remaining ground staff are utterly run off their feet whilst being repeatedly being verbally abused by "customers".
The company email to ask for volunteers over Christmas just makes me vomit.
Wellsaid, add in, the cancelled flights, the crap food, the dirty aircraft, no tugs and or drivers in Sydney, no catering staff and not enough trucks, no driver for the water truck, not enough cleaning staff, not enough cabin crew, on some types not enough pilots . The list goes on and on, a great airline has been ruined. The only place there is enough man power is in the ivory towers and street FFS, the leeches living off the front line staff who are flogged to death.
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Old 16th Dec 2018, 03:27
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Regarding the JQ/QF employee sibling squabbling that continues on this forum...

It is completely impossible to determine how profitable one entity would be without the other. That scenario and any figures derived = pure speculation. The two brands are completely inter-related and inter-dependent now and, while I’m no AJ apologist, the market has determined that the “dual brand” strategy is a success.

Sometimes one acts as a shield for the other...sometimes a sword. One thing, however, that should be completely obvious to even the casual observer is that there is a (large) market for both premium and low cost flights. If you try to force ALL customers onto a QF service, or ALL onto a JQ service, you will lose a significant amount of revenue to a non-QF Group competitor. The data available from sophisticated modelling these days would enable them to be quite accurate in right-sizing the number of premium vs low cost seats on various routes.

There’s only 1 share price...only 1 team...operating in a very competitive arena.

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One Share price but not one career! All used to divide the workforce and I must admit quite successfully! Illegal in most first world economies.
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Old 16th Dec 2018, 04:26
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busdriver:

you wrote
JQ only made $890 million compared to QF of $2,478 million
You used EBITDAR and not EBIT. Fine this gives JQ a 26% share of the EBITDAR.

I came up with the 28% profit figure in my original post 22 November using the EBIT. 26% or 28% is close enough for what I am trying to discuss. However, you might want to take note, that when QF discuss profit (in the media or the summary on page 2), they use EBIT and not EBITDAR, so I believe EBIT is the figure to use.

Here are my calculations (using the numbers on page 4 of the report):
JQ = $461 EBIT
Qantas = $1,167 EBIT

Total = $1,628 EBIT

JQ ($461) divided by the total ($1,628) = 28%, which is what I wrote. (I said 28%, but 26% is not far off and I am happy to accept it).

Let me quote again what I wrote
you will see that JQ generated 23% revenue (which contributed to 28% of the profit for the whole QF group) with only 32% of the ASK, and not 50% as you falsely stated
I am NOT disputing the profit (be it 26% or 28%).

I am disputing the 50% ASK that someone falsely stated.

At least 3 times the same person here has misleadingly stated that JQ fly 50% of the ASK's when the actual facts (as per the FY18 report) clearly state that JQ only flew 32% of the ASK.

50% ASK compared to only 32% ASK is a very misleading exaggeration with a 1.5 bullsh1t factor (50%).

I am well aware how to read a financial report. Seems like some people don't know how to read and comprehend basic English.

Thanks Traffic (changed it now)

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Old 16th Dec 2018, 07:18
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Then wouldn't it be....?

"Yes I am well aware that JQ only made $890 million compared to QF of $2,478 million and I do not dispute this at all. This is exactly how I came up with the 28% (?) revenue figure in my original post 22 November.
...........................
Here are my calculations:
JQ = $980
$890
Qantas = $2,478

Total = $3,458 $3368

JQ ($980 $890) divided by the total ($3,458 $3368) = 28% 26%"
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With no order for the MAX to this day, itís now at the point where Virgin will have its full fleet delivered before QF gets its even first delivered.

Most certainly in keeping with tradition being the last carrier to operate new technology whilst others are always a decade ahead!

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Old 16th Dec 2018, 11:35
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I think what that person is trying to say, is that between them QF Dom & Intl earn $12965m (EBIT) flying 103665 ASK's, using 214 aircraft. JQ only earns $3767m (EBIT) while flying 48763 ASKs using 93 aircraft. ie earns 29% as much, while flying 48% as many ASKs (and incidentally using 48% as many much younger aircraft to do it).

It's interesting that Alan Joyce Pty Ltd is among the top 20 shareholders. I guess that's why anything that increases the share price is better than wasting money on aeroplanes.
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Old 16th Dec 2018, 12:05
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It's interesting that Alan Joyce Pty Ltd is among the top 20 shareholders. I guess that's why anything that increases the share price is better than wasting money on aeroplanes.
Sigh......if this was the USA he would be in a Federal Penitentiary guilty of Racketeering, yet here in Australia it’s common accepted corporate corruption practice. Not only is he incompetent, he pretends to be blind to the corruption he’s undertaking, hiding behind and pulling the puppet strings of the Qantas PR machine.

From Wikipedia -
A racket is an organized criminal act, usually in which the criminal act is a form of business or a way to earn illegal money regularly or briefly but repeatedly. A racket is often a repeated or continuous criminal operation. Originally and often still specifically, a racket was a criminal act in which the perpetrator or perpetrators offer a service that is fraudulently offered to solve a nonexistent problem, a service that will not be put into effect, or a service that would not exist without the racket. Conducting a racket is racketeering.

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