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The Spirit of Disappointment: CHOICE awards Qantas shonky award

Old 7th Nov 2022, 21:40
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Whilst I regularly read of the public's dismay at Qantas being provided with $2bn (AUD) during Covid and not providing an ongoing service to repatriate Australians caught overseas, I read an article in the last few days that indicated United* received $54bn USD in government assistance to continue operating across the world, including Australia. It's hard to compete with that…..

*United was one of a number of US companies that received similar, substantial assistance.
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Old 8th Nov 2022, 15:02
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Originally Posted by C441 View Post
Whilst I regularly read of the public's dismay at Qantas being provided with $2bn (AUD) during Covid and not providing an ongoing service to repatriate Australians caught overseas, I read an article in the last few days that indicated United* received $54bn USD in government assistance to continue operating across the world, including Australia. It's hard to compete with that…..

*United was one of a number of US companies that received similar, substantial assistance.
United received paycheck protection money to keep people employed. There were strings attached. The money United got went to payroll to keep people employed. Qantas got money and stopped paying people anyway. Big difference
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Old 9th Nov 2022, 07:16
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Is somebody fitting 'shonky' hot brakes to Dash 8s now? Or was it some 'shonky' toes pushing the pedals the wrong way...

https://www.news.com.au/travel/trave...649426c7e5c5bf

PS if it was an Evacuation as per the company release there's an awful lot of hand baggage exiting the aircraft as well and only one door in use. Looks more like a normal disembarkation to a standoff point.

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Old 9th Nov 2022, 08:59
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Better to have shonky brakes than shonky engines. 3 have gone bang in a few months for the big sister link craft. Those franco-canuck shiny ones can’t come soon enough.
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Old 14th Nov 2022, 23:28
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A lot of colleagues are moving away from QF. People are absolutely done with lamentable customer service.


I'm heading to US next week, and using a US carrier.


Qantas will retain its supremacy domestically. Internationally however, things look more troubled. QF lost a lot of market share into Europe to the various gulf state carriers. I suspect it will lose some US market share to ANZ and US carriers.
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Old 15th Nov 2022, 01:09
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Internationally however, things look more troubled.
Not in the Premium cabins. There are very few seats available in Business or First on most days to Singapore, London or LAX for the foreseeable future.
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Old 16th Nov 2022, 02:25
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I no longer fund the national carrier which no longer deserves the consideration. I will fly with the ME carriers or American if headed the other way. They (the national carrier) don't care so everyone's happy.
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