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Old 13th Aug 2020, 09:48
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Originally Posted by Arnold E
Perhaps I should have elaborated, retired from aviation workforce not from the entire workforce.
Do you think we are on Jobkeeper by choice?
What would happened to the economy if JK was not available, and unemployment at northwards of 20%?
I suggest you take your whining to the Murdoch press editorials...
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Old 13th Aug 2020, 12:54
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If REX get 737, the last people to fly them will be long termREX Pilots...no malice there, just FACT
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 00:36
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Not sure I understand what you are on about Street garbage, I definitely have no problem with JK, some of my family are on it, just not me ???
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 01:21
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Looks like REX is making a move to pick up some of Virgin's leased B737s which the airline no longer needs, see https://www.executivetraveller.com/n...ed-boeing-737s

I don't suppose that Rex could keep Virgin's seats, in fact they'd probably want to replace them and maybe even extend the 3-3 economy rows through to the former business class cabin and make this an NZ-style premium section with an empty seat in the middle.
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 01:48
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Originally Posted by MelbourneFlyer
Looks like REX is making a move to pick up some of Virgin's leased B737s which the airline no longer needs, see https://www.executivetraveller.com/n...ed-boeing-737s

I don't suppose that Rex could keep Virgin's seats, in fact they'd probably want to replace them and maybe even extend the 3-3 economy rows through to the former business class cabin and make this an NZ-style premium section with an empty seat in the middle.
Amazing how aviation goes around in circles. Just like VB picking up VH-CZQ now rex will pick up some of VAs. If Rex go well, then they go well if they don't, then VA buy out
Rex's 73s for 1 buck then call it Tiger. I'm just thinking circles.
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 02:40
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Originally Posted by MelbourneFlyer
Looks like REX is making a move to pick up some of Virgin's leased B737s which the airline no longer needs, see https://www.executivetraveller.com/n...ed-boeing-737s

I don't suppose that Rex could keep Virgin's seats, in fact they'd probably want to replace them and maybe even extend the 3-3 economy rows through to the former business class cabin and make this an NZ-style premium section with an empty seat in the middle.
I'm pretty sure that the only Virgin branded seats are J class, so that would need to be addressed before Rex could use them. I recall Economy X had branding but not Virgin specific - a headrest cover could fix that.

The external paint job would be another matter.
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 03:25
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Rex becomes the new virgin (at least route network), link (rebranded corporate) becomes the new Rex backfill? Alliance keeps doing their thing and Hoovers up what’s left and profitable for them?
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 06:09
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Originally Posted by Arnold E
Not sure I understand what you are on about Street garbage, I definitely have no problem with JK, some of my family are on it, just not me ???
What did you write this then?

It could be pointed out that at least some of the people here whinging about REX getting a taxpayer handout are probably themselves getting a tax payer handout in the form of jobkeeper. Now I could ask, since I'm still working and paying tax, why should I be supporting you sitting at home doing nothing. I could say that.........maybe I will
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 08:44
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So Rex are planning on starting this in 18 or so months when the borders open back up?
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 09:01
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From the original ASX release...

"The Board has confirmed 1 March 2021 as the targeted start date for domestic operations, subject to fund availability and regulatory approval."

It will take that long to vary the AOC, train, paint, and prove.
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 09:48
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There’s a bloody smear on the aviation brick wall, just waiting for Rex to bash their head against too.
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 10:04
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Originally Posted by Ragnor
So Rex are planning on starting this in 18 or so months when the borders open back up?
Well....... does, sound a tad like 6/7x months????

However, 'They'- DO have a 'Sharpie' (no, Not the Felt-Pen variety- the 'Donald', also uses 1x of..... those, at 'a' time, apparently).

Any single thing is Possible- 'Apparently/Allegedly'...!!!!- "just gotta ask" (like, the New-Car shop).......!!!!!

rgds all
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 10:41
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I do wonder then, if this happens to be a successful venture whether they’d go as far as offering an MPL in their cadetship?
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 11:27
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I hope it happens
as for crewing pick up a few good captains and first officers with experience on a contract maybe three years and start the progression from prop to jet
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 11:45
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Yes please. I am ready to progress from my 152 to the 737.
Where do I send my application? Just finished my internship at McDonalds
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 12:48
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Just interesting - one poster postulates that the cost to transition pilots says REX won't upgrade existing crew.
Another poster assumes a done deal that REX WOULD transition existing crew.

Being diametrically opposed only one position can be correct.

Of course if VA2 do get up is there a market for someone like REXJET - or are they just covering the "what if/maybe...." position?

If VA2 doesn't eventuate....anyone's guess for Oz aviation.

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Old 14th Aug 2020, 13:27
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Originally Posted by galdian
Just interesting - one poster postulates that the cost to transition pilots says REX won't upgrade existing crew.
Another poster assumes a done deal that REX WOULD transition existing crew.

Being diametrically opposed only one position can be correct.

Of course if VA2 do get up is there a market for someone like REXJET - or are they just covering the "what if/maybe...." position?

If VA2 doesn't eventuate....anyone's guess for Oz aviation.

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Don’t discount public perception of a failed airline.

Passengers may see Rex as more reliable rather than punting their money on Phoenix rising.
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 13:47
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Not saying it is a good thing.

Neither saying it should happen.

It just seems as though it is becoming more common (pre-covid that is). Might just be a European thing that is.
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 20:35
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August 15th today! Rex even begun the process for getting a jet operation up and running CASA, crew C&T etc? mission launch was March 2021 time is fast running out and where are they going with these jets? ex SY to WG or Broken Hill. unless they plan on operating in QLD until a vaccine is found and the citizens are inoculated so the borders can now be opened.
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 23:40
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Originally Posted by Street garbage
What did you write this then?

It could be pointed out that at least some of the people here whinging about REX getting a taxpayer handout are probably themselves getting a tax payer handout in the form of jobkeeper. Now I could ask, since I'm still working and paying tax, why should I be supporting you sitting at home doing nothing. I could say that.........maybe I will
Ahh yes Street garbage, at the time there were a few whinging about REX getting government money for nothing, I was trying to make a point that REX were not alone getting government money. Unfortunately I chose a poor comparison, I admit I am not a literary genius and hence chose poorly. I am a supporter of REX (or in fact any aviation entity getting help) I am a supporter of Jobkeeper, as I said some of my family are on it. I did also post that if I had offended anyone then I was sorry and I apologize. I repeat I was only trying to make a point to the few REX detractors
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