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Old 12th May 2020, 07:24
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Perhaps someone could refresh my memory surrounding the PelAir ditching at Norfolk Island. Were any of the Rex senior execs around at that time with the ability to stick their fingers into the outcome of any report or staffing matters?

Any one recall, my memory is not that 'sharp'.

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Old 12th May 2020, 07:55
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Originally Posted by non_state_actor
Well that all depends on the power of the QF lobby. I would feel aggrieved if I were Alan Joyce and the government gave REX some public funds for Regional Operations which they then went and spent on setting up a domestic competitor.
Good point, sir!
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Old 12th May 2020, 08:17
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qantas well known for dumping seats below cost, which is still illegal, but hard to prove.
Either put up or STFU.
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Old 12th May 2020, 08:21
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Originally Posted by BNEA320
qantas well known for dumping seats below cost, which is still illegal, but hard to prove.
Which is why qantas is so profitable and the competition that had a lower cost base wasn’t. Because they sold ‘all’ their seats above cost.

Hmmm
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Old 12th May 2020, 08:57
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This is quite possibly the funniest 5hit I have read on the Internet, Ever. Thanks Wrecks, I needed a good larf
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Old 12th May 2020, 09:09
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Originally Posted by BNEA320
qantas well known for dumping seats below cost, which is still illegal, but hard to prove.
Lol. Delusional.
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Old 12th May 2020, 10:53
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Originally Posted by Checklist Charlie
Perhaps someone could refresh my memory surrounding the PelAir ditching at Norfolk Island. Were any of the Rex senior execs around at that time with the ability to stick their fingers into the outcome of any report or staffing matters?

Any one recall, my memory is not that 'sharp'.

CC
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Old 12th May 2020, 10:59
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Are Rex suggesting that they are going to launch into jets and just like that “take it to Qantas”, and have all that done in a few months? I guarantee this is a piss take.
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Old 12th May 2020, 11:25
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Why are some assuming that Rex want anything to do with VA or the crew, frequent flyer points, etc.

All they need is the jet on their AOC and then they can employ whatever crew they want.

There’s no guarantee many VA crew will get a gig on this. It’ll all go to whoever is willing to work for the T&C’s on offer
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Old 12th May 2020, 12:07
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Jetstar will eat them alive before the end of the first month
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Old 12th May 2020, 12:16
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Originally Posted by 1a sound asleep
Jetstar will eat them alive before the end of the first month
Here' s an idea!

Rex buys Velocity, sets up an airline with Velocity's client base and starts their own gig. And.......they have a loyalty base.
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Old 12th May 2020, 12:19
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REX makes sense, well in my eyes.

Go the Airbus route, A320/1/NEO etc.

Then the next step for SAAB replacement is... ATR...
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Old 12th May 2020, 12:21
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Jetstar will eat them alive before the end of the first month

yibbida yibbida that is all.
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Old 12th May 2020, 12:30
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So all the 340 crews will bid over to jets with no jet experience and all the out of work RPT pilots will backfill the 340 spots or they will get all new recruits or out of work RPT pilots will take all the jet jobs.....It would be fun to watch.
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Old 12th May 2020, 12:57
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Originally Posted by Blueskymine
Which is why qantas is so profitable and the competition that had a lower cost base wasn’t. Because they sold ‘all’ their seats above cost.

Hmmm
can't stop laughing.

$19 fares ? Must be $18 above costs surely.

Qantas is an incredibly high cost airline.
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Old 12th May 2020, 13:40
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Question

Originally Posted by BNEA320
can't stop laughing.

$19 fares ? Must be $18 above costs surely.

Qantas is an incredibly high cost airline.
Obviously you haven’t heard of “loss leaders” O wise one.
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Old 12th May 2020, 13:46
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Originally Posted by BNEA320
can't stop laughing.

$19 fares ? Must be $18 above costs surely.

Qantas is an incredibly high cost airline.
I don’t know why people keep saying that.
Since the shutdown QF has been cheap and nasty.
Talk to any employees of the company outside pilot ranks and see what they say.
QF will eat them alive.
To people of a certain age this is just the latest iteration of the weird mad world of aviation.
To make a small fortune in aviation start out with a big one.
Why , oh why do people keep doing it?
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Old 12th May 2020, 14:04
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I think the Jetgo ground equipment is probably still sitting around at various airports from the last time someone had a go with a "regional jet". I'm pretty sure Rex only runs out of BNE because it's got the government contracts. It doesn't go anywhere people actually live, or interstate.
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Old 12th May 2020, 21:13
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Originally Posted by Global Aviator
REX makes sense, well in my eyes.

Go the Airbus route, A320/1/NEO etc.

Then the next step for SAAB replacement is... ATR...
I would think Rex would be smart enough to stay away from an ATR.
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Old 12th May 2020, 21:16
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As if REX will spend anymore money on infrastructure they are only where they are now because Mr Kim doesn't spend money on anything now.
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