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Old 18th Oct 2021, 22:19
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Originally Posted by Green.Dot
That is the million dollar question! In all honesty I hope it works out for all players. Pilots have been through enough already
I only thought of it later, my question should have been

What - better security in Rexjet or Bonza....or Virgin MK2??

With the border delays I'm sure Bain will require a lot more lipstick before the pig can go to market.
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Old 22nd Oct 2021, 10:58
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Originally Posted by pinkpanther1
737s back on the Syd Mel run from 15 November
Looks like off peak slots. All the big twins returning from abroad fairly soon, there goes all the Rex slots!

Virgin keeps its Tiger slots it seems. Rex has very little to play with.
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Old 23rd Oct 2021, 00:55
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Rex plans to start the 73 operation up again next month, yet they’re all taped up in storage. All these 73s will need maintenance and a quick circuit with out passengers before revenue flights. They don’t seem to be in a rush.
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Old 25th Oct 2021, 08:53
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Originally Posted by SHVC
Rex plans to start the 73 operation up again next month, yet they’re all taped up in storage. All these 73s will need maintenance and a quick circuit with out passengers before revenue flights. They don’t seem to be in a rush.
Perhaps getting cold feet watching the price of crude heading towards $100?

I actually don’t think it would be unreasonable for Rex next year to ‘rest’ it’s 737 operation if crude starts to head well north of $100, especially if your flying empty.

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Old 25th Oct 2021, 13:21
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Australia has sure became a aviation 'battleground' for the Private Equity Firms. the Qantas/Jetstar group doesn't have too much to worry about, even if the PE firms behind their 3 rivals decide to escalate a fare war even on niche routes in Bonza's case.

Out of 777 (Bonza), PAG (RexJet) and Bain (Virgin): who has the deeper pockets to survive.
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Old 25th Oct 2021, 14:16
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The only thing that Regional Express Airlines needs right now is a spattering of inspirational quotes from Rudyard Kipling and all will be good 🙏
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Old 26th Oct 2021, 02:24
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Not-so-Sharp grabbed himself a little spot on the Box yesterday with that fool Koche. His latest ploy, which is an understandable move, is to offer 100% refunds and guaranteed peak fares. The problem being, they really offer nothing else because Virgin and Qantas offer lounges, mileage points and other tidbits that exceed anything REX offers.

By the way John, please get a haircut. You looked like a 60 year old washed up porn star.
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Old 30th Oct 2021, 08:39
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I’m just curious as to why VH-RYU departed Darwin heading off through Asia today?
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Old 30th Oct 2021, 10:58
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Heavy Maintenance?
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Old 31st Oct 2021, 04:22
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REXjet is great!

It’s virtually the same price to fly a confirmed seat on Rex as it is to fly non confirmed staff travel on Qantas.

QF upping their staff travel prices is handing Rex a heap of extra passengers. Hopefully they hang around!
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Old 31st Oct 2021, 20:28
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Originally Posted by aussieflyboy
REXjet is great!

It’s virtually the same price to fly a confirmed seat on Rex as it is to fly non confirmed staff travel on Qantas.

QF upping their staff travel prices is handing Rex a heap of extra passengers. Hopefully they hang around!
If true, flying paying pax for the same $$ as staff travel isn’t really conducive to “hanging around”.
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Old 31st Oct 2021, 22:49
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Originally Posted by aussieflyboy
REXjet is great!

It’s virtually the same price to fly a confirmed seat on Rex as it is to fly non confirmed staff travel on Qantas.

QF upping their staff travel prices is handing Rex a heap of extra passengers. Hopefully they hang around!
Outside of the pandemic schedule, I would take my chances with the QF staff travel ticket on a schedule of 29-30 ML-SY flights rather than the 2 Rexjet flights………….just saying………
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Old 1st Nov 2021, 01:32
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Originally Posted by Double_Clutch
Heavy Maintenance?

Not too heavy, she will be back mid week
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Old 1st Nov 2021, 02:48
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Originally Posted by No Idea Either
Outside of the pandemic schedule, I would take my chances with the QF staff travel ticket on a schedule of 29-30 ML-SY flights rather than the 2 Rexjet flights………….just saying………
If you’re that intent on flying QF group, staff are simply using the Jetstar price guarantee and getting 10% off Rexjets price. The longer Rex hang around the cheaper the flights are and more pilots remain employed… win win
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Old 1st Nov 2021, 05:05
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Originally Posted by aussieflyboy
If you’re that intent on flying QF group, staff are simply using the Jetstar price guarantee and getting 10% off Rexjets price.
I know of a people (non-aviation) who utilise this tactic. They have no idea that Rex is ‘full-service’ because of their price point, they just assumed Rex is another LCC. That’s another problem they face; a business’ price should match its product proposition.
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Old 1st Nov 2021, 08:07
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Their saabs are yet to increase in the schedule. Too busy claiming that sweet government dough.
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Old 2nd Nov 2021, 06:55
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Their saabs are yet to increase in the schedule. Too busy claiming that sweet government dough.
Any news on when the normal Regional RPT services will recommence?
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Old 3rd Nov 2021, 05:12
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Originally Posted by KRUSTY 34
Any news on when the normal Regional RPT services will recommence?
I don't work there but I have a few good friends that do. The week of the 15th it's progressively picking up. Everyone's best mate nifty mentioned to the cohort that Rex's strength is ramping up faster than Qlink can. Qlink has already started ramping up and it's eating into their routes which will most definitely mess with their demand.
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Old 3rd Nov 2021, 06:34
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We’re long overdue for a whinge.

What do you reckon, I give it until the end of next week before Sharp (and his amazing management team) hits the media moaning about how hard done by Rex are and how they’re here to save the world but big bad Qantas are being meanies?

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Old 3rd Nov 2021, 08:06
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Originally Posted by Bull_Shark
We’re long overdue for a whinge.

What do you reckon, I give it until the end of next week before Sharp (and their amazing management team of Turboprop pilots) hits the media moaning about how hard done by Rex are and how they’re here to save the world but big bad Qantas are being meanies?
Surely having a go at Bonza for capacity dumping 737s at their SAAB destinations is worthy too

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