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Old 1st Mar 2021, 04:21
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Originally Posted by Green.Dot
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.
Not a fan of Rex but I would hope AJ and JK are not in talks colluding how to deal with Rex. Such action would be against the law and leave both of the larger airlines liable to huge fines.
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 04:33
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Not a fan of Rex but I would hope AJ and JK are not in talks colluding how to deal with Rex. Such action would be against the law and leave both of the larger airlines liable to huge fines
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 04:37
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Watch out Alan!

Qantas is a very competitive operator,” said Rex’s deputy chairman John Sharp at the boarding gate. “They’re already at 70 per cent of the domestic market but Alan Joyce wants more. So we’ll give him a good run for his money.

“Rex has been around a long time and has a long track record. We’re not amateurs, we’re not beginners, we’re not the new boys on the block – all we’re doing is scaling up to a slightly more expanded business.”
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 04:45
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Watch out Alan!
Really - well in the game they are trying to enter they are definitely the new boys on the block and it’s a completely different one to the regional sandpit they’ve played in before where they were the bully boys.
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 04:52
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I have heard by good authority, over 3/4 of that inaugural flight today were not paying passengers.
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 05:08
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That would be pretty typical of a first flight, or an opening night of a new show. Papering the house is a normal SOP.

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Old 1st Mar 2021, 08:47
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Day 1 and VOP is broken already.

(I mean it never was the most reliable thing around, no surprise in the Virgin camp)
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 09:11
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Which is why the others don’t need to be worried. The same challenges that Tiger had around fleet will be no different here. Which in turn destroys the brand value and it’s all just downhill from there.

Please tell me they have at least one spare?

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Old 1st Mar 2021, 09:54
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Day 1 and VOP is broken already.

(I mean it never was the most reliable thing around, no surprise in the Virgin camp)
Back in the air now after a 2+ hour delay.

Any idea what the problem was?
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 09:54
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GT was very brave on Sunrise this morning, risking his Chairman's membership by saying REX will survive.
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 20:39
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Originally Posted by wheels_down
Day 1 and VOP is broken already.

(I mean it never was the most reliable thing around, no surprise in the Virgin camp)
It looks to me that all flights on day 1 were on time (except the last one - due to a faulty aerobridge).
Am I missing something?
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 22:12
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Originally Posted by dijical
It looks to me that all flights on day 1 were on time (except the last one - due to a faulty aerobridge).
Am I missing something?
I’m not hearing faulty aerobridge.
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 22:44
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2 hour delay due to a faulty aerobridge..?
Does the term Rex Angels need bringing into the pprune Lexicon?
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 22:58
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Smile

Originally Posted by dijical
It looks to me that all flights on day 1 were on time (except the last one - due to a faulty aerobridge).
Am I missing something?
A good delay PA never lays any guilt on the pilot!
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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 00:28
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Rex is now talking up SYD-CBR flights, using a mixed fleet of 737s and SAABs: https://www.executivetraveller.com/n...nberra-flights

Interesting that John Sharp now stressing that the SYD-MEL schedule of "up to 9 flights a day" was only ever an "up to" and that they could reduce frequency if demand isn't there and use the 737s to serve other markets, open other routes. I suppose it will all depend on how much money those other airports will throw at them.
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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 00:54
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Originally Posted by MelbourneFlyer
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Interesting that John Sharp now stressing that the SYD-MEL schedule of "up to 9 flights a day" was only ever an "up to" and that they could reduce frequency if demand isn't there and use the 737s to serve other markets, open other routes.
Sharpie might want to try reading Rex's own media releases before trying to gaslight us. Rex's media release REX LAUNCHES INTO SYDNEY – MELBOURNE 100,000 TICKETS ON SALE FROM $79 of 2 December was unequivocal. It quotes none other than 'Rex Deputy Chairman, the Hon John Sharp AM' himself saying,

The first 3 Rex Boeing 737-800s will take off between Sydney and Melbourne on 1 March 2021. Rex will begin with 9 Sydney-Melbourne return services a day.
And directly below that is the schedule showing nine return flights a day. Up until about three weeks ago they were selling fares on all nine flights in each direction.

That media release was also issued to the ASX as an official announcement so the ASX's Listing Rule 3 (... an officer or employee of a listed entity who gives, or authorises or permits the giving of, materially false or misleading information to ASX under Listing Rule 3.1 (including in response to any enquiry ASX may make of the entity under that rule) may commit a criminal offence ...) and Section 1041E(1) False or misleading statements of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) come into play there.

In the meantime Sharpie might want to address why -RQC (nee -VOP) was delayed by 40 minutes out of Melbourne just now. Another faulty aerobridge?

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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 01:17
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SYD-CBR is largely corporate contracts tied up with Virgin and Qantas. Little to no leisure. That corridor is highly dependent on frequency also.

However, MEL-CBR Tiger was twice a day, wouldn’t that be more logical?

Feels like we are just throwing darts at the map now?
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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 03:13
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Rex even cut its inaugural schedule by half, didn't it? Not a good look on Day 1.

Apparently the inaugural flights were running at decent loads but mainly media and aviation geeks, not a lot of 'normal' passengers. Rex also cut is own launch pricing from $79 in economy and $299 in business to $49 in economy and $199 in business across March, so things can't be going very well for them.

If this Boeing 737 capital city service ends up being an expensive white elephant for Rex, you'd have to assume Sharp would be among the many to lose their jobs over it.
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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 05:49
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Originally Posted by wheels_down
SYD-CBR is largely corporate contracts tied up with Virgin and Qantas. Little to no leisure. That corridor is highly dependent on frequency also.

However, MEL-CBR Tiger was twice a day, wouldn’t that be more logical?

Feels like we are just throwing darts at the map now?
VA not flying SYD-CBR at the moment, maybe there's an opportunity there. Although for leisure, most drive...
Lots of new flights from CBR over the past few months, with Alliance, Fly Corporate as well as QF starting new routes.
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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 06:00
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What time did the 5pm Mel-Syd get away this evening? (ZL152)

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