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New 'Bonza' LCC launches middle 2022 with B737 MAX

Old 13th Oct 2021, 07:36
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Have any airline exec’s, start up or otherwise, ever lost money? They are generally playing with other people’s cash.
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Old 13th Oct 2021, 08:45
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That’s right…..pay 50 grand for an endorsement or sign a return of service agreement for three years. Pack up and move to Bonzatown, buy a house, get the kids in the best Bonzatown school, get a bonza barby and a bonza dog…..all the while watching your bonza bank account go backwards. I’m not saying don’t do it, just do it with open eyes…….endorsed, single, living on a couch…go for it. Anybody else, be very careful what you sign up to, and whatever you do DO NOT PART WITH ANY CASH…..
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Old 13th Oct 2021, 09:01
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Originally Posted by PoppaJo View Post
Pretty much it. These ventures are just wasting everyone’s time really. No different to RexJet.

The market now and in 20 years is QF/VA/JQ. Virgin will become leaner, larger and more efficient, and will absorb the Tiger share.

Going to be enough problems crewing the above three operators in the coming decades once generations changeover, let alone some other token operators in the mix.
Despite what people think of him, Geoff Dixon was spot on when he said "Australia can support 1.5 airlines". QF and JQ are the 1.0 and ZL/VA are the .5 - good luck to bonza but I fear it will be another Compass/Compass II, OzJet, Strategic, Air Australia, Tiger, et al.

How many more lessons does there need to be that this won't work. DJ/VA were only successful because the old ".5" (Ansett) exited the market.
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Old 13th Oct 2021, 10:08
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So, middle 2022 is like 8 months away. Are there 737 Max airframes available, sims, training staff and the ability to obtain an AOC on tap to make that realistic? And if not, can we assume the people behind this are willing to make pronouncements without the ability to fulfil them?
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Old 13th Oct 2021, 13:23
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Originally Posted by Wizofoz View Post
So, middle 2022 is like 8 months away. Are there 737 Max airframes available, sims, training staff and the ability to obtain an AOC on tap to make that realistic? And if not, can we assume the people behind this are willing to make pronouncements without the ability to fulfil them?
Yes, I believe 777 Partners already has a very good deal with Boeing for 737-MAX. Personally, I would not underestimate this announcement.....
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Old 13th Oct 2021, 19:47
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there are a LOT of yr brethren out there employed due the corrupt Govt
If that's the case I'd say hurrah for corrupt government, it's up there with your,
like a decease, spreading fear!
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Old 13th Oct 2021, 21:48
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Boner Airlines will prove to be a more prescient name.
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Old 14th Oct 2021, 03:23
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Did they take their name from the Bonza Dog Doo-Dah Band?
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Old 14th Oct 2021, 03:48
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[QUOTE=Buster Hyman;11125354]Cabin crew training & IFE has already begun...


[/QUOMyTE] My nomination for ppruner of 2021
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 08:33
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I think "Bonza" is "Bonkers" but, that's just my opinion. Anyway - first job is out. Looking for a Head of Flying Operations @ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/flybo...370328064-3Ecn
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 09:45
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TJ would have to be a contender. All that experience with Australian airline operations.
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 11:47
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Originally Posted by Nulli Secundus View Post
The first two airframes are to be named Bonza Sheila and Bonza Bloke. Apparently they will be progressively supplemented by Bonza Dog, Bonza Weekend, Bonza Meat Pie and Bonza Time. Management are still to submit for board approval Bonza Holiday and Bonza Mate.

There must be others I'd imagine?
And when it bites the dust it can be called.... Gonza....

Ok, hat, coat... 🤣
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 18:24
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Originally Posted by Lookleft View Post
TJ would have to be a contender. All that experience with Australian airline operations.
That is pure gold !!!!!!
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 22:21
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Originally Posted by cost neutral View Post
That is pure gold !!!!!!
He seems to have gone quiet the last few years.......
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Old 16th Oct 2021, 02:25
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So putting aside all the spin, no previous Flight ops management experience required?

might give it a crack 😂
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Old 16th Oct 2021, 04:50
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Another winner.
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Old 16th Oct 2021, 10:13
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I’m still dumbfounded by the name “Bonza”. Just reeks of nasty, cheap and okka all in one. A first class effort by those in the marketing team.
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Old 16th Oct 2021, 11:46
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Originally Posted by Lookleft View Post
TJ would have to be a contender. All that experience with Australian airline operations.
I tell you what Lookleft, we may not see eye to eye but that comment is pure gold! I second that vote for you to be Ppruner of the year.

The new Bonza COO is a dopey mutt who used to work for the then VB in operations. Also worked as COO with Airnorth and more recently worked as President or Vice President of something with ground handler Swisscheese. I would like to see him try to tame TJ when he is having one of his famous anger outbursts.
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Old 17th Oct 2021, 02:02
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I've gone all misty eyed P377, lockdown and standown does strange things to a bloke. I hope Bonza does well enough to have a regional offshoot called Grouse.

Seriously, I don't think the word bonza has been in the vernacular since Bazza McKenzie was number one at the box office. Its as cringe worthy as Kevin 07 mangling Strine with "fair shake of the sauce bottle".
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Old 17th Oct 2021, 05:08
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Originally Posted by Green.Dot View Post
I’m still dumbfounded by the name “Bonza”. Just reeks of nasty, cheap and okka all in one. A first class effort by those in the marketing team.
I’m surprised that no one has thought of naming the airline after themselves and styling them self on a retired F1 driver….. oh wait a second…..
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