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Old 1st Feb 2019, 01:02
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Nothing like growing the business.
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 01:40
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Now he can play the contractors off against the contractors against the contractors!
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 02:20
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Now he can play the contractors off against the contractors against the contractors!
Beats the day to to grind of actually strategically directing, fleeting and running an airline.
Little Napoleon is looking for distraction as the axiomatic problems continue to surface.

With a huge JQ order and no where to place the existing air frames (think Network), buy another competitor with a fleet age of 26 years and farm out more aircraft.

Qantas need a new fleet.
They are desperate for leadership


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Old 1st Feb 2019, 02:23
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Latest this morning is two 787s are off line and the 747 is to go back on HongKong again. This now leads to a crewing problem I’m told ������. Also international is struggling again (look at ANZ) and a decision has been made that no more new aircraft will be ordered at the moment.
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 03:39
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and a decision has been made that no more new aircraft will be ordered at the moment.
So no news there, then. Come to think of it, can anyone recall Joyce saying anything different over the last 11 years? He must be getting his delivery and diction of that line absolutely spot on by now!
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 04:29
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Well by the latest reports, they have bought new (old) aircraft and plenty of them! Jetstar, then network and now alliance. Just a pity he isn’t concentrating on where they’re probably needed most right now.
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 04:29
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So no news there, then. Come to think of it, can anyone recall Joyce saying anything different over the last 11 years? He must be getting his delivery and diction of that line absolutely spot on by now!
How will they coach him to say Fokker?

That they spend their time acquiring charter/regional airlines ought show precisely where their focus is: It is internal. Their entire focus is lowering labour unit cost.
Their prism is IR.
That it seems ever obvious to the rest of the industry, analysts and staff that their fleet metrics are horrible they persist with a form of competitive behaviour usually observed in a market with monopolistic or oligopolistic competition.
Right now the sharp minded (like a bowling ball), cutting edge regulators at ACCC and ASIC are busily hopping into the latest airline hospitality. Be it free upgrades, Chairman's lounges or even paper bags, soft corruption will see zero questions asked about this integration.

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Old 1st Feb 2019, 05:46
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Can’t shrink much more.
The 787 is a replacing the 747 Hull for hull exactly as per ASX statement.
Project Sunrise is a pure replacement type for the A380 and will need less crew bypassing SIN to LHR and LAX to JFK.
Qantas reduced capacity from 4 daily flights to London and 1 to FRA or 5 down to 2 in total(1 787 from PER) and a lonely 1 A380 to LHR via SIN.
I listened to an interview with Joyce where he said the current size of international was as small as it could be as it was required to feed Jetstar Domestic, International and Japan as well as Frequent flyer.
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 06:10
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Project Sunrise is a pure replacement type for the A380 and will need less crew bypassing SIN to LHR and LAX to JFK
And in what year is that going to start?

They'll probably need more crew as they all succumb to exhaustion!
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 06:14
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a form of competitive behaviour usually observed in a market with monopolistic or oligopolistic competition.
Many have said Joyce is a bully. Even after benefitting from 11 years (some would say 20) of Napoleonic style managerial brilliance, s/he is STILL able to 'bully' a regional. If you can't be the big man in Europe, Asia, ME, or even Sydney - then you certainly can be in regional Australia. For now at least.
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 09:47
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Originally Posted by Capt Fathom View Post
And in what year is that going to start?

They'll probably need more crew as they all succumb to exhaustion!

Indeed. Seen a dummy pattern to !ondon. 23 hour Tour of Duty departing at 8pm. Night the entire way. Crews will then Land Eleven hours out of time zone in one hit. No stopovers either way to rest.
Even if you can sleep in you’ll have been up all day prior just to make it more dangerous and extreme.
Noticeably different from an early AM departure like Los Angeles, Santiago, JoBerg, Asia etc etc.

If you woke up at 8am which would be conservative it will be 45 hours since a crew member had a proper sleep in a normal bed free from noise, turbulence and galley noise.

From the Paper.

In its most detailed comments on ultra-long-range flying, Qantas said the aircraft makers Boeing and Airbus had made “really good progress” on an ambitious set of flights dubbed “Project Sunrise”, ready for take-off in 2022.
Similarly, he said the ultra-long-range model “could be a good aircraft, if the product and the price is right”, to replace the double-decker Airbus A380s

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Old 1st Feb 2019, 10:45
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​​​​​​ Even if you can sleep in you’ll have been up all day prior ​
You’re assuming you have enough time off ‘back home’ to have been awake through a local day/night sleep. Maybe work with the company a little and get to the point (as I was for pretty much 20 years of my life - without the benefit of PER-LHR sectors) where I didn’t have a ‘home’ port. If you work hard enough, you won’t be awake all day before you blast off to LHR or PER. Alan could turn out to be OK. Through a delirious fog of tiredness, naturally...

And for the Angels out there thinking these comments are rubbish - just try living an aircrew pattern for even a paltry 12 months and see what it’s like. You have absolutely NO idea and if you did, you would not get on an overnight sector ever again unless you knew the entire crew had at least ten days off before you got onboard. Unlike you, I DO know what I’m talking about.
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Old 2nd Feb 2019, 07:14
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You’re assuming you have enough time off ‘back home’ to have been awake through a local day/night sleep. Maybe work with the company a little and get to the point (as I was for pretty much 20 years of my life - without the benefit of PER-LHR sectors) where I didn’t have a ‘home’ port. If you work hard enough, you won’t be awake all day before you blast off to LHR or PER. Alan could turn out to be OK. Through a delirious fog of tiredness, naturally...

And for the Angels out there thinking these comments are rubbish - just try living an aircrew pattern for even a paltry 12 months and see what it’s like. You have absolutely NO idea and if you did, you would not get on an overnight sector ever again unless you knew the entire crew had at least ten days off before you got onboard. Unlike you, I DO know what I’m talking about.

The reality for those involved in any sort of work disturbing the normal waking-sleeping cycle is that not only is quality of life reduced, quantity of life tends to reduce substantially.
That Qantas need a new fleet is axiomatic, that the regulatory limits for the long overdue aircraft do not permit its planned tour of duty requirements, ought concern both pilots and cabin crew for that there is zero reputable science supporting its adoption.
If labour organisations and regulatory bodies alike were actually concerned about health effects any consideration would include a long term health study.
The 'studies' Qantas are undertaking are neither sufficient in scope, scale nor time to even be considered anything but marketing.

I found myself sitting up and reading about the effects of insufficient sleep. It has been making me stupider, fatter, unhappier, poorer, sicker, worse at sex, as well as more likely to get cancer, Alzheimer's and to die in a car crash. At the same time, my lack of sleep has been slowly but inexorably shrinking a) my chances of living into my mid 60s, b) my testicles.
That the industry permits any change to the current hard limits without science is troubling, that the regulator fails to demand it a concern and that people do not appreciate the long term damage it is doing to them a huge concern.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...-walker-review
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Old 2nd Feb 2019, 08:12
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Qantas needs a new fleet.
Qantas needs new frontline staff for day to day ops, especially gate staff.
They need more tug drivers (especially in Melbourne).
We need new management.
Above all, we need leadership.
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Old 2nd Feb 2019, 08:15
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Originally Posted by V-Jet View Post


You’re assuming you have enough time off ‘back home’ to have been awake through a local day/night sleep. Maybe work with the company a little and get to the point (as I was for pretty much 20 years of my life - without the benefit of PER-LHR sectors) where I didn’t have a ‘home’ port. If you work hard enough, you won’t be awake all day before you blast off to LHR or PER. Alan could turn out to be OK. Through a delirious fog of tiredness, naturally...

And for the Angels out there thinking these comments are rubbish - just try living an aircrew pattern for even a paltry 12 months and see what it’s like. You have absolutely NO idea and if you did, you would not get on an overnight sector ever again unless you knew the entire crew had at least ten days off before you got onboard. Unlike you, I DO know what I’m talking about.
Totally agree with you V Jet. I have been back in domestic now for just over 12 months, the improvement in my health in exponential. The effects of multi-zone time changes is cumulative, no research or study will ever replicate the effect it has.
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 21:10
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Originally Posted by Street garbage View Post
Qantas needs a new fleet.
Qantas needs new frontline staff for day to day ops, especially gate staff.
They need more tug drivers (especially in Melbourne).
We need new management.
Above all, we need leadership.
Eloquently summarised, the disconnect between how a modern airline integrates many varied and dynamic functions has been studied and bench marked.
That the self anointed greatest management team lack the strategic imperative to evaluate, select and order a fleet is suggestive of very real problems.
Little Napoleon had no issue quickly committing shareholder funds, totalling $9.5 billion into a JQ fleet replacement when the airline is only capable of a fraction of the revenue, and boasts a fleet age half of the parent.

That the board is infected with lawyers and aircraft leasing people, with the sidekick T-shirt wearing Todd, is probably reason enough for the rudderless ship to continue drifting.
At least though a decision appears to have been made on fleet...
It is just that Qantas aren't getting some.


https://www.dw.com/en/qantas-cancels...80s/a-47401917
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 08:27
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The reality for those involved in any sort of work disturbing the normal waking-sleeping cycle is that not only is quality of life reduced, quantity of life tends to reduce substantially.
That Qantas need a new fleet is axiomatic, that the regulatory limits for the long overdue aircraft do not permit its planned tour of duty requirements, ought concern both pilots and cabin crew for that there is zero reputable science supporting its adoption.
If labour organisations and regulatory bodies alike were actually concerned about health effects any consideration would include a long term health study.
The 'studies' Qantas are undertaking are neither sufficient in scope, scale nor time to even be considered anything but marketing.



That the industry permits any change to the current hard limits without science is troubling, that the regulator fails to demand it a concern and that people do not appreciate the long term damage it is doing to them a huge concern.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...-walker-review

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...ct-gene-repair
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 10:13
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 22:05
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Originally Posted by Street garbage View Post
Qantas needs a new fleet.
Qantas needs new frontline staff for day to day ops, especially gate staff.
They need more tug drivers (especially in Melbourne).
We need new management.
Above all, we need leadership.
They need new tugs also as half of the current inventory came from Essendon when ops transferred to Tullamarine.
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