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QANTAS to ground 8 A380

Old 16th Mar 2020, 08:01
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I know Iím not known for my love of QF pilots, but weíre all in very similar boats at the moment, or about to be. Itís a very stressful time with a lot of uncertainty for all. Keeping an eye out for your mates is pretty important right now.

Hope it all works out for you guys, youíll be the ones hopefully taking me back to my job overseas whenever I get some work back

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Old 16th Mar 2020, 08:30
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Thanks morno, same to you.
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 12:27
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No I’m hearing it’s worse....much worse 80% reduction in all QF group airlines flying....just coming through Bloomberg and other sources, that’s 20-23000 job losses if true.
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 12:47
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Originally Posted by Angle of Attack View Post
No Iím hearing itís worse....much worse 80% reduction in all QF group airlines flying....just coming through Bloomberg and other sources, thatís 20-23000 job losses if true.
Yeah/nah. Nothing on Bloomberg or any other news wire.

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Old 16th Mar 2020, 12:50
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No problem get back to me tomorrow afternoon WhoFlungDung.
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 13:00
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 13:12
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Originally Posted by Angle of Attack View Post
No problem get back to me tomorrow afternoon WhoFlungDung.
Yeah/nah. No mention of job losses.
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 13:19
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I don’t want to be a devils advocate but job losses are inevitable with these financial statistics. They can’t survive unless they cull, it’s a known fact.
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 22:05
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Originally Posted by Angle of Attack View Post
No Iím hearing itís worse....much worse 80% reduction in all QF group airlines flying....just coming through Bloomberg and other sources, thatís 20-23000 job losses if true.
well that came sooner than I expected. Virgin will do the same. And this will be the picture for all airlines worldwide. And if or more correctly when the next phases come in, closing all shops, schools and restaurants and cafes, then next, locking people in like Spain and Italy, expect basically a complete shutdown. Not 20% left flying, maybe 2%.

job losses will of course occur. The airlines and many many other affected industries will need to go into hibernation for a period of about 6 months. I imagine a lot of admin staff will be fired but pilots put on extended leave without pay .

this is out of managementís control. All they and we can do is watch the case numbers and hope they level off sooner rather than later. Currently Australiaís are still growing exponentially. Same for many other countries.

wash your hands, keep away from other people as much as possible and look after any elderly relatives who are likely going to be told to self isolate for many months. Somebody has to make sure they have food , medical supplies etc.

good luck. We are in for about 6 months of hell then fingers crossed a better Xmas..and new year.
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 22:42
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Well the A380’s might make good water bombers. I can’t see them being profitable in a post pandemic world.
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 22:44
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90% international capacity cut across the QF group with 60% domestic flights cut just announced.

Doesnít sound good in the short term!
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 22:45
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Pretty much all wide bodies grounded until end of May, 60% reduction in domestic till end of May, just confirmed
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 22:55
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Best of luck everyone, my thoughts are with all of you waking up to this news today.
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 23:04
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Wow, this is terrible.

Any news on what they will do with the 717 fleet at Cobham or the Dash flying?
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 23:07
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Originally Posted by LostWanderer View Post
Wow, this is terrible.

Any news on what they will do with the 717 fleet at Cobham or the Dash flying?
predictions are difficult, especially about the future!
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 23:41
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Originally Posted by LostWanderer View Post
Wow, this is terrible.

Any news on what they will do with the 717 fleet at Cobham or the Dash flying?
The Dash belong to Regional Services business unit (blue tail) servicing the resources sector on closed charter ops so it shouldn't be affected.
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 00:14
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Originally Posted by VH DSJ View Post
The Dash belong to Regional Services business unit (blue tail) servicing the resources sector on closed charter ops so it shouldn't be affected.
I suspect he was asking regarding the Qlink Dash's
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 08:41
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The only up side, if it can be called that, is that the QF/VA fuel bill will be drastically reduced as will crew allowances and as most aircraft are going to be Ground Risks Only for a while the insurance bill should drop too. Otherwise it is all pretty black out there.
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 11:22
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So has the company said what they are
gping to do with the pilots? Must be some very stressed guys out there. Good luck all...
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 19:38
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Originally Posted by Sunfish View Post
Well the A380ís might make good water bombers. I canít see them being profitable in a post pandemic world.
Now that would a sight worth seeing!
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