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Old 7th Jul 2020, 07:43
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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
What a Flog - enjoy your retirement
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Old 7th Jul 2020, 07:56
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Perhaps I should have elaborated, retired from aviation workforce not from the entire workforce.
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Old 7th Jul 2020, 08:25
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The others won't thank you Arnie, but I will. While you lift, I'll lean. Thanks Champ.
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Old 7th Jul 2020, 08:36
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Originally Posted by Arnold E
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
Because I'm sure no one at Rex is on Jobkeeper either.
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Old 7th Jul 2020, 08:51
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Canít speak for others r but Iím not...which just goes to prove Arnie when you assume you make an ass of yourself. Nice to see your opinion of those who have been forced onto it at the moment.
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Old 7th Jul 2020, 08:58
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Dont know why your not on jobkeeper Oz but REX guys certainly are, but Norm, you have entirely missed the point of what I was saying.
If by me saying I hope REX does good and and grows has offended any of you, then I sincerely apologize, It has not been my intention to offend anyone.
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Old 7th Jul 2020, 09:53
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I'm all for company's expanding and creating more jobs.

But when REX whinges in the face of competition at the drop of a hat (it happens all the time), my tolerance for them goes down the greaser pole.

And whilst crying poor for government hand outs, they then claim expansion through raising capital against the SAAB's. Why didn't they do that before? Qantas did.

Do you see Qantas whinging about REX coming onto the golden triangle? Nope. But Rex can't expect to come onto the golden triangle without Qantas providing some competition on your monopoly routes.
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Old 9th Jul 2020, 12:23
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https://australianaviation.com.au/20...-orange-route/
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Old 10th Jul 2020, 04:44
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How terribly out of character for Rex to cry like toddlers when everything doesn’t go their own way.
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Old 11th Jul 2020, 09:53
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I'd be whinging at anything the big red rat does that interferes with your ops. No use complaining after the event.
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Old 11th Jul 2020, 23:42
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Wrong again TT738........it’s a big white rat......at least you’re consistent!
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 09:53
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Are they able to get any of Tigerís Sydney slots for these flights?

Tiger had around 20 slot pairs daily for Sydney.

At one point TT were carrying 4000 pax a day between ML and SY. Considerable opportunity once the market picks up again for Rex to nab some.

Alan will try to sink it, as all those 4000 punters will be wanted to help gives some upside to its failed taxpayer funded Avalon experiment. Jetstar never flew Tulla to Sydney before Tiger started it in 2009. They ran about 10 flights a day from Avalon. I would imagine they would be looking at potentially pulling back Tulla and increasing Avalon.
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Old 13th Aug 2020, 03:29
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Did anyone happen to see the article in The Australian (behind a paywall) about Rex buying 10 of Virginís 737s?
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Old 13th Aug 2020, 03:45
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Leasing it would appear.
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Old 13th Aug 2020, 04:26
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It would be interesting to see if Rex also rehires redundant ex Virgin crews, or whether they'll upgrade their existing turbo-prop pilots. We all know which is the cheaper option, so would they go for the cheaper option, or reward their loyal long serving pilots with a jet transition?
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Old 13th Aug 2020, 04:43
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It would be interesting to see if Rex also rehires redundant ex Virgin crews, or whether they'll upgrade their existing turbo-prop pilots. We all know which is the cheaper option, so would they go for the cheaper option, or reward their loyal long serving pilots with a jet transition?
CASA will force them to have a percentage of crew being already experienced on type beyond that it's up to the airline. From what I have witnessed the transition later in life from long term turbo prop experience to a 737 is challenging.


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Old 13th Aug 2020, 07:01
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Originally Posted by non_state_actor
From what I have witnessed the transition later in life from long term turbo prop experience to a 737 is challenging.
The "challenge" depends on the individual. I have seen ex Metro drivers ace B737 training and ex A320 drivers struggle with it.
Regardless of any challenge, it's a certainty that Rex will use type rated pilots for every B737 position - both L & R seats - until such time as the supply dries up. There is no industrial or legal impediment to them doing that, and a very strong short term financial incentive to do just that.
No, it's not rewarding loyalty, but we are experiencing the ancient curse of living in 'interesting times' .
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Old 13th Aug 2020, 07:13
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Originally Posted by non_state_actor
CASA will force them to have a percentage of crew being already experienced on type beyond that it's up to the airline. From what I have witnessed the transition later in life from long term turbo prop experience to a 737 is challenging.
If you can fly a Saab under the Rex system, you will fall asleep flying a 737.

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Old 13th Aug 2020, 07:49
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It will be the best thing for Rex if the 737 deal goes through. At least those of us here will have the opportunity for progression onto a jet aircraft.

good luck to all
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Old 13th Aug 2020, 10:38
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How long you been at REX one dot?? Do you actually believe what you wrote?
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