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Government's $1.2 billion 'ticket to recovery' offers 800,000 half-price airfares

Old 12th Mar 2021, 09:14
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Originally Posted by LapSap View Post
If the country is supposedly awash with 50billion tourist dollars that can’t be spent overseas, is saving a measly 100 or so bucks on the airfare component enough to swing somebody’s decision to suddenly take a domestic holiday that they wouldn’t have taken otherwise?? If that’s a game changer then they probably weren’t going to spend much at the other end!
So people can purchase cheap airfares but sadly they don’t have the money to pay for the holiday component because they’ve either lost jobs, lost businesses, or they are trying to save a few sheckles for the next lockdown and mass job loss. As for destinations, we went for a leisurely week in a retreat in Stanthorpe last week - half the businesses were shut down permanently or only open for a day or two per week, even then they were only open for a few hours. So be prepared to go on that long awaited holiday only to find out at the other end that nothing is open or it is no longer operating. Fu#king Governments really have no idea of the colossal long term impact that this world is going to experience for years to come.
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Old 12th Mar 2021, 10:37
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Originally Posted by Paragraph377 View Post
So people can purchase cheap airfares but sadly they don’t have the money to pay for the holiday component because they’ve either lost jobs, lost businesses, or they are trying to save a few sheckles for the next lockdown and mass job loss. As for destinations, we went for a leisurely week in a retreat in Stanthorpe last week - half the businesses were shut down permanently or only open for a day or two per week, even then they were only open for a few hours. So be prepared to go on that long awaited holiday only to find out at the other end that nothing is open or it is no longer operating. Fu#king Governments really have no idea of the colossal long term impact that this world is going to experience for years to come.
Sorry buddy, apart from people in aviation, I don’t know anyone who’s jobless anymore.

People will travel. I took my kids to outback Queensland late last year, I couldn’t even get a table at several local pubs for dinner without a reservation the day before. Not to mention the numerous attractions which required me to book weeks in advance.
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Old 12th Mar 2021, 11:32
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Originally Posted by megle2 View Post
VOZ ferried to Singapore from Wellcamp last night
VOZ (the sole lessed 77W) is returning to the lessor, Aviator Capital.

https://www.planespotters.net/airfra...stralia/34j2q9
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Old 12th Mar 2021, 13:27
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Originally Posted by morno View Post
Sorry buddy, apart from people in aviation, I don’t know anyone who’s jobless anymore.

People will travel. I took my kids to outback Queensland late last year, I couldn’t even get a table at several local pubs for dinner without a reservation the day before. Not to mention the numerous attractions which required me to book weeks in advance.
A bit of a dilemma! Listening to the radio the other day was complaint after complaint about domestic tourism businesses being too expensive or not catering to domestic tourists, too busy etc. Sure as hell though, once international borders open, all those whining about these things will bugger off for overseas holidays leaving domestic tourist operators yet again trying to restructure to stay afloat.
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Old 12th Mar 2021, 19:40
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Originally Posted by morno View Post
Sorry buddy, apart from people in aviation, I don’t know anyone who’s jobless anymore.

People will travel. I took my kids to outback Queensland late last year, I couldn’t even get a table at several local pubs for dinner without a reservation the day before. Not to mention the numerous attractions which required me to book weeks in advance.
Was down the mornington area last sunday & basically had to keep walking around until lucky enough to find an empty table at 1 of more than 30 restaurants we looked at.
There was definitely no shortage of money as eating out is not cheap.
Heard many comments too as to how hard it is to find staff.
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Old 12th Mar 2021, 22:21
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Don't restaurants etc still have to social distance as per their COVID-Safe plan? It seems most have a reduced capacity, which only goes to drive up demand, albeit artificially. When I was in Stanthorpe, there was a booking system for a counter-lunch at the pub because the place had to be kept half empty.
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Old 13th Mar 2021, 03:13
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Originally Posted by Traffic_Is_Er_Was View Post
Don't restaurants etc still have to social distance as per their COVID-Safe plan? It seems most have a reduced capacity, which only goes to drive up demand, albeit artificially. When I was in Stanthorpe, there was a booking system for a counter-lunch at the pub because the place had to be kept half empty.
Not sure about the other states, but it's still 2sqm per person in Qld. as it has been for a while. The most recent changes didn't alter that.

From 1:00am 13th March
  • Indoor premises: One person per 2m2 (e.g. restaurants,
    cafés, pubs, clubs, museums, art galleries, places of worship, convention centres and Parliament House), including standing eating and drinking. Indoor play areas and unattended retail (such as children’s rides) within a premises can open with a COVID Safe Checklist.

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Old 13th Mar 2021, 19:56
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Originally Posted by Fonz121 View Post
So what exactly does this mean for us international crew?

“Airlines will receive federal payments to keep about 8600 workers in jobs until international travel resumes in November, with Qantas and Virgin asked to prove their readiness to restart long-haul flights.”

Doesn’t inspire confidence that we’ll actually receive any cash to get us by until then. Hope I’m wrong.
Virgin wont be doing long haul flights & the other mob will prove their readiness by telling the govt & whoever else that wants to listen that it will happen on their terms.
You have to remember that the world revolves around them & their money sucking executives & nobody is ever right except them.
The cash will be used alright but not for the employees benefit,no wonder all the sarcastic smiles were on show at the photo shoot this week.
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Old 13th Mar 2021, 20:38
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The stupidity of our useless Govt knows no bounds! They give away money like its free that will do SFA for our economy! After a year + of decimating the nation these fools think a few dollars given to the big players is gunna fix the tourism industry? You couldn't dream this sh1t up if ya tried for a fiction novel!
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Old 13th Mar 2021, 23:11
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As mentioned above I don't see how halving fares is going to get a lot more people travelling.
Family of 4 MEL - OOL, airfares 400 ish
Accommodation for 5 nights 1500 to 2500
Hire car 6 days 4 to 700
Food and incidentals 1000
Alcohol (because your travelling with 2 kids) 1000
Airfares are, and have been for some time, the cheapest component of a holiday in Oz
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Old 13th Mar 2021, 23:23
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Yeah but the headlines themselves about cheap airfares get people thinking about spending the money on the rest of it.

I’m not convinced it’s a wise spend of money either but the confidence it generates in the wider community could actually make it worth it.
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Old 13th Mar 2021, 23:40
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Originally Posted by airdualbleedfault View Post
As mentioned above I don't see how halving fares is going to get a lot more people travelling.
Family of 4 MEL - OOL, airfares 400 ish
Accommodation for 5 nights 1500 to 2500
Hire car 6 days 4 to 700
Food and incidentals 1000
Alcohol (because your travelling with 2 kids) 1000
Airfares are, and have been for some time, the cheapest component of a holiday in Oz
In marketing / retail it’s the “attention grabber” that brings you in to spend more. This is no different to the $1 coffee offered at the servo - brings you in to buy the $5 ice creams for all the kids...
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Old 14th Mar 2021, 06:03
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The way I see it is the last 6 months or so, the airlines have been profiteering from peoples need to travel by air. If you use Per-Asp as an example, QF are currently charging $900+ return. Remember 18mths ago when you could do Lax return for just $200 more?

In my opinion the gov't is sending the money to the wrong place, they'd be better off keeping Jobkeeper going and the money going directly to the employers back pockets
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Old 14th Mar 2021, 10:56
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Originally Posted by C441 View Post
Not sure about the other states, but it's still 2sqm per person in Qld. as it has been for a while. The most recent changes didn't alter that.

From 1:00am 13th March
  • Indoor premises: One person per 2m2 (e.g. restaurants,
    cafés, pubs, clubs, museums, art galleries, places of worship, convention centres and Parliament House), including standing eating and drinking. Indoor play areas and unattended retail (such as children’s rides) within a premises can open with a COVID Safe Checklist.

Fair enough. My Stanthorpe trip was a while ago. There was no electronic registering then.
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Old 15th Mar 2021, 04:50
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Just putting this here: Michael Pascoe on Morrison's half-arsed airfares - Does anyone else get annoyed by these photo-ops?

He comes off looking like the commodore of the local yacht club with three sheets to the wind.
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Old 15th Mar 2021, 06:10
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Originally Posted by wondrousbitofrough View Post
The way I see it is the last 6 months or so, the airlines have been profiteering from peoples need to travel by air.
Did you miss the part about them losing $40m a week or are you so far lost in armchair airline executive land?
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Old 15th Mar 2021, 09:39
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Does anyone want to hazard a guess on how much cash eligible crew will receive once jobkeeper ends?
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Old 15th Mar 2021, 11:31
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Does anyone want to hazard a guess on how much cash eligible crew will receive once jobkeeper ends?
it’s a guess, but I’m suspicious it will be close to naff-all
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Old 15th Mar 2021, 22:57
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Originally Posted by Pearly White View Post
Just putting this here: Michael Pascoe on Morrison's half-arsed airfares - Does anyone else get annoyed by these photo-ops?

He comes off looking like the commodore of the local yacht club with three sheets to the wind.
He is an absolute tosser,an embarrasment to the office of PM.
Like i said before,just another publicity stunt with all the hangers on getting paid for their fake smiles,disgusting.
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Old 16th Mar 2021, 14:20
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