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Old 12th Feb 2021, 20:20
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Originally Posted by McLimit
We're all in this together, unless of course you're employed in aviation, tourism, to a slightly lesser extent hospo.



The whinging, bitching and moaning that's about to start may be the only thing that will put an end to the insanity of border lockdowns. Don't underestimate the power of a whinging, bitching, moaning, connected ex-politician. I'm actually looking forward to the show. (The show being, Sharp v Andrews)
I don't think Andrews will bite in an argument like that. Starting jet ops in a pandemic.... What do you expect?
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Old 21st Feb 2021, 07:41
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400 flights have been cancelled for March.
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Old 21st Feb 2021, 08:47
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400 flights have been cancelled for March.
If true, the market will be brimming with confidence. What an inauspicious start?
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Old 21st Feb 2021, 18:27
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Rex canceled 400 flights for March?
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Old 21st Feb 2021, 20:52
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If there’s any extension to JK, or another form of support pops up for employees in Aviation, will REXs jet operations be entitled to that support? Presumably they can’t access JK for the 737 operations (because there is no comparable period from the previous years), but no doubt slimey MM will find a way to divert any new assistance packages their way
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Old 21st Feb 2021, 21:45
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Originally Posted by TimmyTee
If thereís any extension to JK, or another form of support pops up for employees in Aviation, will REXs jet operations be entitled to that support? Presumably they canít access JK for the 737 operations (because there is no comparable period from the previous years), but no doubt slimey MM will find a way to divert any new assistance packages their way
My understanding is that the jet operations are purely funded by PAG and trying to keep it as financially separate as possible to the prop operation. No JK for the jet ops and they've all been on full pay for months while the saab guys and girls struggle to pay the bills.
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Old 22nd Feb 2021, 00:20
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https://amp.smh.com.au/business/comp...22-p574k4.html
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Old 22nd Feb 2021, 00:45
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On the ASQ, Sharpie already have a whinge about competition and has requested the ACCC to investigate QF predatory behavior. Kitchen already getting hot for rex.
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Old 22nd Feb 2021, 01:31
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I had to smile at this quote from REX's release to the stock exchange.

It is noteworthy that Qantas has not accepted numerous offers by Rex to enter into a collaborative partnership that optimises resources, as permitted under the authorisation, to achieve better outcomes for all stakeholders including the travelling public
in other words, we have tried to get Qantas to join us in a monopoly cartel so we can mutually screw the travelling public. REX are giving all the indications that they are struggling big time and, were it not for significant subsidies propping up their regional network, they'd be toast. As for their mainline services, I can't see it lasting and feel desperately sorry for the staff, most of whom have joined REX after a traumatic 2020 that saw them made redundant by the restructuring Virgin.


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Old 22nd Feb 2021, 02:14
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I think Sharp still considers himself to be a politician and not a businessman. Complaining that Qantas is starting to operate on routes that Rex had a monopoly on! That is what I thought business was all about, offering competition. Maybe the government connections are no longer taking his calls?
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Old 22nd Feb 2021, 03:31
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Country airline Regional Express (Rex) has accused Qantas of predatory behaviour by launching flights on some of its monopoly routes and has threatened to cut off air services to some regional towns in response
By their own admission, they are operating as a monopoly (to some ports).

So when Rex jump on a route, it's competition. But when Qantas jumps on a route, it's intimidation.

Rex can't have it both ways.
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Old 22nd Feb 2021, 04:10
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So Rex have received all these subsidies that have in fact enabled them to start the trunk route operations and then decides to use coercive tactics against these small communities that the subsidies were ultimately to keep those same routes open.

Do Rex and Sharp think this stuff through?
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Old 22nd Feb 2021, 04:19
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Once a politician, always a politician. People like Sharp always hang around the same circle - current and former political mates and big business. He would have received leeway and a multitude of favours over the years. Ironic for someone who left Government due to getting caught out trying to make a secret $9,000 payment to cover his travel rorting tracks. 18 months as a Minister, 14 years in Government, leaves under a dark cloud and yet he still receives an AOM many years later?? That itself shows that ‘mates rates’ and political connections are working well in John’s life.

As for whinging about Qantas not wanting to do a deal with them - why would Qantas? Airlines are businesses and businesses are competitive. Qantas do not need REX. Everyone knows that REX was acting like a parasite looking to suck upon a willing host, and Qantas wasn’t willing. As for the BS about ‘doing it for the people, for the travellers, the passengers’, give me a fu#king break. Airlines are in it for the money. There is no magical love for the community and the people who fly, it’s all about the dollar. Sharp is fully aware of that, it’s just that he thinks everybody else is stupid.

The REX 737 golden triangle move is going to be an abject failure. Arrogant and cocky management who have stuffed up big time. And when it does fail, hopefully the shareholder will see it for what it is and demand the scalps of the Board and CEO. It’s only logical.
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Old 22nd Feb 2021, 04:25
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Wheeled out again today wanting 30-40 machines by the end of 2022.

Are you fu#king kidding me?

Spare us all the tears and just give up now before it even starts. Iím not joking. There is an opportunity right now to pull out of this whole impending mess.

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9 return services....5 return services...2 return services LOL

Thereís still 7 days.. will we get to 0??

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Old 22nd Feb 2021, 06:18
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Originally Posted by Fujiroll76
9 return services....5 return services...2 return services LOL

There’s still 7 days.. will we get to 0??
It’s becoming an embarrassment. I feel for the pilots and crews that have joined the 737 operation. Poor buggers need work, like the majority of the industry. Be sad to see their hopes dashed due to stupid management.
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Old 22nd Feb 2021, 07:02
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Surely slashing services to conserve cash is a good idea? Low fares are not going to generate customers at this point.

Without corporate demand on the golden triangle, they would be better off flying trunk leisure routes, CNS etc. Even QF is flying maximum hourly - considering this used to be every 15 mins in the peak.

I cant see corporate demand returning for another 6 months and perhaps never at all to the pre covid levels
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Old 22nd Feb 2021, 07:22
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Looks like they’re down to one flight on their first day. Seen their bastardized business class is sold out tho.
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Old 22nd Feb 2021, 07:53
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Looks like theyíre down to one flight on their first day. Seen their bastardized business class is sold out tho.
Family, friends and media booked at for the pointy end for launch day perhaps?
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Old 22nd Feb 2021, 22:36
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QF calling Rex out.

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/qa...-announcement/
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