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Old 24th Feb 2021, 01:24
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https://www.abc.net.au/radionational...viour/13186280
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 04:39
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Right on cue hey? Not-so-Sharp blubbering to the media in typical REX style. Bunch of sooks. He seems to be quite matey with Frydenberg also, continuously referring to him as ‘Josh’. As was pointed out by Fran, only 1 out the 5 routes REX are pulling out of has Qantas flying it. Only 8 out of the 26 new routes that Qantas has starting flying in the past year are REX routes. Then you have REX entering a new market on 1 March that will compete with Qantas and VA, yet Sharp reckons that’s ok due to the passenger volumes. My god they are the biggest hypocrites and crying sooks that you will meet.

It’s COVID John, these are unprecedented times. Your incompetent mates in Government shut down the economy and sent thousands of small businesses to the wall. If REX fails then blame your mates in Government along with yourself and your CEO for making poor strategic decisions that cost you dearly. Clown.
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 07:27
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SAAB crew just told they have to park 30
minutes walk from the terminal in Sydney while the B737 crew park at T2.

Wonder how long before the picketing starts.
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 08:06
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continuously referring to him as ‘Josh’
I think you'll find that he is always referred to as Josh in political circles, even by his political adversaries. Doesn't really relate to his 'buddyship' with Sharp.

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Where are the SAAB crew parking now? Thought Rex owned the car park near DHL
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Lim's hotel. About a 2km walk. Specifically saying no shuttle bus.
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 23:52
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Originally Posted by Ladloy
Lim's hotel. About a 2km walk. Specifically saying no shuttle bus.
There used to be a shuttle for crew.

What happened?
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Old 25th Feb 2021, 00:55
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Originally Posted by KRUSTY 34
There used to be a shuttle for crew.

What happened?
Probably burning bridges as they love doing. I have heard EBA negotiations are turning sour again for the Saab crew. The union offered a pay freeze but it sounds like the company wants a cut instead.
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Old 25th Feb 2021, 05:06
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Joyce pokes the REX

Snippet from an article today in which Joyce talks about the sooks at REX;

"Rex put these colourful press releases out every now and again. I sometimes think they have Donald Trump writing for them," he said.

"You know, they're very Trumpian in a lot of ways. Very funny I have to say. We get a good laugh out of them."Mr Joyce said Rex had threatened to pull out of regional routes 13 times in recent years.

"They keep on threatening it. It's the boy that cries wolf all the time. And they've pulled off one route in that period of time," he said.The Qantas boss said his airline would be more than happy to plug some of the gaps if Rex vacated the routes.He also whacked the regional carrier for complaining about the financial support Qantas had received during the coronavirus pandemic, saying Rex had pocketed seven times more, based on the size of the businesses."

”So I don't think they can complain about government support," Mr Joyce said.


Ha Ha Ha. So true. Idiots Sharp and Lim, they need to grow up and grow a set. Sooks.
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Personally, I would like to thank REX very much, without doubt they are the best airline in Australia, thanks to them, 3 airfares booked for a total of $377.50 on Virgin thanks Sharpy, legend.
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Sharpie on A Current Affair tonight (I assume paid advertisement)
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 08:55
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Originally Posted by wheels_down
Sharpie on A Current Affair tonight (I assume paid advertisement)
It was a massive paid advertisement. That’s all ACA and similar commercial media shows are, pure product placement dressed up as news. Not one actual critical bit of journalism, just let Sharp spout whatever fantasy rubbish he wants like the typical politician he is.

I love the bit when he said Covid was the perfect time to start the airline because all the problems like pilot shortage and gate space aren’t there anymore, did you forget about the whole no passengers thing too John?
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Originally Posted by dr dre
It was a massive paid advertisement. That’s all ACA and similar commercial media shows are, pure product placement dressed up as news. Not one actual critical bit of journalism, just let Sharp spout whatever fantasy rubbish he wants like the typical politician he is.

I love the bit when he said Covid was the perfect time to start the airline because all the problems like pilot shortage and gate space aren’t there anymore, did you forget about the whole no passengers thing too John?
Exactly Doc.

Number one rule in business. Don’t make a product you want, make a product the consumer wants!
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Old 27th Feb 2021, 05:19
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Mmmmm Rex B737 currently @ MAP Whisky 2 with engines being taped up and exhaust plugs being fitted
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Plenty of $49 ML-SY fares in the second week of March still for sale.. doesn't suggest loads are that great
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REX increased its half year profit by 45% to $9.9m. So Mr Sharp should hardly be complaining about an unfair playing field as VA went bust and QF’s profits are down by around $800m. So what will be the next install me t of the ‘Sharp and Lim’ show? A guest appearance on an Oprah special? Maybe a direct appeal to the IMF to give their airline money? ****
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Originally Posted by Paragraph377
REX increased its half year profit by 45% to $9.9m. So Mr Sharp should hardly be complaining about an unfair playing field as VA went bust and QF’s profits are down by around $800m. So what will be the next install me t of the ‘Sharp and Lim’ show? A guest appearance on an Oprah special? Maybe a direct appeal to the IMF to give their airline money? ****
That $9.9m will be burnt by Easter.
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Hardly an epic dustup between Joyce and Sharpe when the Qantas half year results show clear as day Qantas are leasing two Pelair SAABs. Hardly what would happen with your sworn enemies!!! The refueller at Forrest's guess is the REX/QF pony show and the media shenanigans that come with it are all the beginning of a well organised and joint crack at running Bain and their borrowed squillions right out of town. And way too smart to ever raise an eyebrow of the plods at ACCC HQ.
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Originally Posted by longlegs
Hardly an epic dustup between Joyce and Sharpe when the Qantas half year results show clear as day Qantas are leasing two Pelair SAABs.
Hardly a reason to say they are mates either. 2 leased aircraft is not exactly revolutionary for a company that has hundreds.

AJ has VA exactly where he wants them. They are a known quantity in a much weaker form than pre COVID. More likely he and Jane are in talks with how to deal with Rex in a timely fashion to benefit both of them.
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Originally Posted by longlegs
Hardly an epic dustup between Joyce and Sharpe when the Qantas half year results show clear as day Qantas are leasing two Pelair SAABs. Hardly what would happen with your sworn enemies!!! The refueller at Forrest's guess is the REX/QF pony show and the media shenanigans that come with it are all the beginning of a well organised and joint crack at running Bain and their borrowed squillions right out of town. And way too smart to ever raise an eyebrow of the plods at ACCC HQ.
Lim Kim Hai and Alan Joyce were regularly seen together at the Branksome hotel (owned by LKH) pre covid, around the same time qlink was planning to head into kangaroo Island, orange and merimbula.
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