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Old 14th Aug 2022, 05:45
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ACMS, no one really wants to see Rex fail, but most of us have seen this kind of wacky business plan before.

What I would like to see is Rex T & Cs improve dramatically. An airline flying 737s for shit money just puts downward pressure on the rest of us.
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Old 14th Aug 2022, 05:57
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I’m just sick and tired of all the crap I see in here from people with agendas and ulterior motives keen to destroy good peoples jobs.
Right, so the same will be said about Bonza in a year or two when its fantasy business plan falls over, if it even gets up. Nobody asked them to start some wacko business model, yet when it collapses or moves onto Plan B,C, D, we are shot down if we question it? Soooo...they are giving good people jobs....how about we look after each other....Hmm..no they are destroying this profession with terrible contracts alongside destroying families when "the time comes". If you looked closely at its planned operating model and contracts, it is in the best interest of this industry if it actually never gets up. Thousands of people and families will be spared.

The best way forward to not destroy good people's jobs, is for these time wasting, family destroying operations to not exist at all. Just remember what Sharpy said to the media, "We are going to rip away all those entitlements those Pilots have built up over the years, 10% below Jetstar". Now with an attitude like that, I hope it falls over tomorrow, zero place within this industry for operations like that.
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Old 14th Aug 2022, 06:03
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ACMS are you seriously telling me that there is a business case for 30 737s to be thrown on domestic? You wonder why nobody has faith in this? Because itís not possible. Unless you can tell me how it can be done? I mean go and double our population tomorrow and for sure.
Seriously Poppa?
Trying to compare like for like below

LAX-SFO 32 flights per day 6 carriers
SYD-MEL 70 flights per day 4 carriers including JQ

LAX-DEN 18 flights per day 4 carriers
MEL-BNE 29 flights per day 4 carriers including JQ

LAX-BOS 15 flights trans continental 4 carriers
MEL-PER 15 flights trans continental 3 carriers including JQ

BOS-MIA 11 flights per day 4 carriers
MEL-OOL 18 flights per day 4 carriers including JQ

Yea, if QF/JQ did not have a 60% monopoly, then absolutely Australia has the population to support more than 2 carriers and an offshoot LCC
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Old 14th Aug 2022, 06:15
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Right, so the same will be said about Bonza in a year or two when its fantasy business plan falls over, if it even gets up. Nobody asked them to start some wacko business model, yet when it collapses or moves onto Plan B,C, D, we are shot down if we question it? Soooo...they are giving good people jobs....how about we look after each other....Hmm..no they are destroying this profession with terrible contracts alongside destroying families when "the time comes". If you looked closely at its planned operating model and contracts, it is in the best interest of this industry if it actually never gets up. Thousands of people and families will be spared.

The best way forward to not destroy good people's jobs, is for these time wasting, family destroying operations to not exist at all. Just remember what Sharpy said to the media, "We are going to rip away all those entitlements those Pilots have built up over the years, 10% below Jetstar". Now with an attitude like that, I hope it falls over tomorrow, zero place within this industry for operations like that.
Me thinks Poppa is living back in the 80s when the 2 airline agreement protectionism was in full swing and fare were between $200 and $500 SYD-MEL or $1200-$2000 in todays money
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Old 14th Aug 2022, 06:20
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No Iíve just worked a few hundred people who have had careers and families destroyed by fantasy business models. Perhaps you could start a new airline for us with your grand plans and Iíll come take a job with you, sounds like you will be able to provide me with a very long and stable career.
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Old 14th Aug 2022, 07:01
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No Iíve just worked a few hundred people who have had careers and families destroyed by fantasy business models. Perhaps you could start a new airline for us with your grand plans and Iíll come take a job with you, sounds like you will be able to provide me with a very long and stable career.
Again PoppaJo long stable careers are a thing of the past, time to move forward
Where are the so called long stable careers in aviation?
Ansett had a long life but went busto
Even QF you can't say long and stable, what with JST, NJS, NWK, EAQ, SSQ and EFA all being run as separate entities to lower costs
May as well throw UTY into the mix if Qantas gobbles them up

Look PoppaJo, let's be honest...
Since the protectionist 2 airline agreement ended there has been a steady stream of airlines trying to get a foothold in Australia
Until now they have all been bullied into bankruptcy by mainly QF and to a lesser extend AN and VB/VA in an effort to satisfy their shareholders by protecting market share at a significant cost through price wars and promotions

I say until now because REX started with a substantial footprint and are lean plus they have some financial backing, they have taken the fight to Qantas and are still standing, even looking promising and although the war of words from Sharpie may sound like whinging, many of his points are valid
Even if Qantas can quash REX jet, there will be another willing to take their place and another and another, because in any industry when one player holds 60% market share, they are vulnerable

Poppa, Aviation is evolving and there will be a steady parade of start ups and failures, even legacy carriers that have 60+ years of operations are failing, it's time to get with the times and shop around for your best path forward
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Old 14th Aug 2022, 07:26
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yeah sure, like half of the punters in QF 737 domestic arenít staff on leisure travel or duty travel. Many times Iíve travelled QF and over half the seats were NOT full fare J paxÖÖPilots, flight attendants in uniform swamp J class a lot.

come on, do better.
I never said QF business class was making actual seat price on sale. I posted only about Rex and that Rex Business class numbers are flawed because theyíre giving free upgrades and/or seats. I will do better in the sense I do agree with you that QF business class is full of staff paxing then a full paying customer for that seat and then commercial upgrades request followed by staff traveler. Oh yeah the staff travel how is that at Rex haha!
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Old 14th Aug 2022, 09:09
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No Iíve just worked a few hundred people who have had careers and families destroyed by fantasy business models. Perhaps you could start a new airline for us with your grand plans and Iíll come take a job with you, sounds like you will be able to provide me with a very long and stable career.
So what you're really saying is that you're shit scared of competition PoppaJo because you feel threaten by them. It will all boil down to whether the market prefers the LCC model or a cheap full service model. If it's the latter, then it's just a matter of time before the competition begins to take some of the market share. Not all, but enough to make an impact so that JQ will actually have to start delivering better service.
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Old 14th Aug 2022, 09:27
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I am all for sustainable competition. I am not all for wacko business plans. I think there is room for someone to replace Tiger and do a better job at it, they had significant Sydney slots, just terrible management with poor fleet choices. Jetstar is a strong business because Tiger was weak. Bonza should really be doing what Tiger did, and bigger, then taking on the Star. But...

I don't think Mildura to Sunny Coast is the answer nor is another premium player.

The market wants more low cost competition on the main leisure routes. Have you seen Cairns lately? Going nuts. Rex nowhere in sight and Bonza should really be calling the Far north home. That will start to hit Jetstar and provide competition. Flying 50 punters mid week around the triangle is a waste of time.

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Old 14th Aug 2022, 10:46
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Originally Posted by maesaithwameh View Post
It will all boil down to whether the market prefers the LCC model or a cheap full service model. If it's the latter, then it's just a matter of time before the competition begins to take some of the market share. Not all, but enough to make an impact so that JQ will actually have to start delivering better service.
I donít think the Australian public even know what a LCC, cheap full service (thatís actually first time Iíve heard that brand) or full fare market is, letís be honest here. Iíve seen ppl spend $100 on beers and food with out batting an eye lid at airports however soon as their $40 SY-ML flight is 20mn late all hell breaks loose. People want all cream and toppings but only paying enough for the cake mix.
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 02:45
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Flying 50 punters mid week around the triangle is a waste of time.
Really Jo you are sticking to 50 eh.....
Plenty of evidence to the contrary
I'll throw some numbers for Wednesday this week so you can eat your words
Whilst the numbers below are not the final count as some seats had not been allocated, it surely disproves your estimates
Outbound average economy seats
Thursday average 109.4 (lowest number 51 ZL 18)
Friday average 122.4 (lowest number 77 ZL 489)
Saturday average 121.3 (lowest number 51 ZL 616)
Sunday 131.2 (lowest number 94 ZL 540)
Today so far with some still to be allocated 109.8 (lowest number 65 ZL 182 at the moment)

Where is your claimed 50 seats Jo ?

Just in comparison the remainder of VA MEL-SYD today has an average of 99.9 (lowest 47)
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 02:55
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Really Jo you are sticking to 50 eh.....
Plenty of evidence to the contrary
I'll throw some numbers for Wednesday this week so you can eat your words
Whilst the numbers below are not the final count as some seats had not been allocated, it surely disproves your estimates
Outbound average economy seats
Thursday average 109.4 (lowest number 51 ZL 18)
Friday average 122.4 (lowest number 77 ZL 489)
Saturday average 121.3 (lowest number 51 ZL 616)
Sunday 131.2 (lowest number 94 ZL 540)
Today so far with some still to be allocated 109.8 (lowest number 65 ZL 182 at the moment)

Where is your claimed 50 seats Jo ?

Just in comparison the remainder of VA MEL-SYD today has an average of 99.9 (lowest 47)
....and what about tomorrow's numbers Deano? They look pretty abysmal to me, doubt they would be making any money.

ZL9 SYDMEL 62
ZL328 SYDBNE 59
ZL31 SYDMEL 85
ZL540 SYDOOL 39
ZL348 SYDBNE 92
ZL125 SYDMEL 85
ZL141 SYDMEL 78
ZL384 SYDBNE 60
ZL161 SYDMEL 61
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 03:15
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....and what about tomorrow's numbers Deano? They look pretty abysmal to me, doubt they would be making any money.

ZL9 SYDMEL 62
ZL328 SYDBNE 59
ZL31 SYDMEL 85
ZL540 SYDOOL 39
ZL348 SYDBNE 92
ZL125 SYDMEL 85
ZL141 SYDMEL 78
ZL384 SYDBNE 60
ZL161 SYDMEL 61
Those numbers will improve as more pax check in
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 03:28
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Those numbers will improve as more pax check in
That's booked pax mate, not those that have checked in....
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 04:46
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That's booked pax mate, not those that have checked in....
ZL 9 went out with 140 y and 7 j today
Lets see if your numbers hold tomorrow
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 04:57
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VA looking just as bad to BNE
First 5 tomorrow
901 = 46
905 = 95
909 = 83
913 = 54
917 = 67
Average 69
REX average 70
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 05:02
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This argument is getting old.
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 06:28
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Do I need to speak in another language? The data is useless until post departure. It all means nothing until then.
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 07:15
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All airlines could have 100% booking means nothing unless the infrastructure is there to move ppl through the security gates. Sydney this morning was a mess again, Australia biggest airport is becoming an embarrassment.

As for how Rex are really going we will find out about the 29th August see what spin they release QF on the 25th and VA is a big secret still.
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 07:16
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Do I need to speak in another language? The data is useless until post departure. It all means nothing until then.
OMG Poppa we agree on something

So how's REX doing in their SAAB's up against QF

From SYD
CFS 32.6 av. or 2 seats unsold today
PQQ 12.5 av. not so good 37%
OGA 23 av. 67%
WGA 22 av. 65%
ARM 16.6 av. 48%
DBO 25.2 av. 74%
ABX 25.75 av. 75%
Overall against QF on established, new and QF attacked routes average 22 seats out of 34 or 65% load factor
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