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30th Jul 2014, 01:58
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Posted By Lodown

So now I have another reason to avoid flights on...

So now I have another reason to avoid flights on Qantas/Jetstar: not just an operationally permissive attitude to illegal drugs, but enabling actions so that potential criminal elements on board...
30th Jul 2014, 01:51
Replies: 6
Views: 3,490
Posted By Lodown

Reading the posts about MH17, the older BUK...

Reading the posts about MH17, the older BUK missiles were capable of 42,000ft. Newer ones to 70K plus.
29th Jul 2014, 05:13
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,505,760
Posted By Lodown

Loyal pax? You mean there are some left?

Loyal pax?

You mean there are some left?
11th Jul 2014, 12:35
Replies: 9
Views: 2,180
Posted By Lodown

CASA has allocated all its time to a legislative...

CASA has allocated all its time to a legislative rewrite and the self-service portal has suffered as a consequence?
4th Jul 2014, 14:14
Replies: 56
Views: 32,034
Posted By Lodown

I can just imagine an aircraft with fire taxiing...

I can just imagine an aircraft with fire taxiing into an area where all bays are full. Pilots with no choice evacuating passengers in a crowded area with turbines running in several bays and then the...
3rd Jul 2014, 02:09
Replies: 70
Views: 24,617
Posted By Lodown

Probably been done already... "And in the...

Probably been done already...

"And in the unlikely event of an emergency, a mask and snorkel will drop from the ceiling above your head..."

"Now, in preparation for take-off, please put on your...
3rd Jul 2014, 02:00
Replies: 33
Views: 7,656
Posted By Lodown

What's an A380????? And is that Evian water?

What's an A380????? And is that Evian water?
19th Jun 2014, 01:17
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,505,760
Posted By Lodown

Sec: That'll be nice if it happens. I like having...

Sec: That'll be nice if it happens. I like having the occasional loss making year with my business, but then I only answer to myself on those decisions. It doesn't affect my employees, customers or...
3rd Jun 2014, 03:28
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,505,760
Posted By Lodown

787 was designed as a hub buster. It was a...

787 was designed as a hub buster. It was a business traveller's answer to wonky schedules. What did Qantas do with it? Gift it to Jetstar as a freight truck rather than have it compete with and be...
22nd May 2014, 00:31
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,505,760
Posted By Lodown

I agree with Sunfish. Qantas management would be...

I agree with Sunfish. Qantas management would be mad to close international. It is Qantas. A huge part of Qantas Domestic's success is on-carriage. Take away International and the whole lot crumbles....
22nd May 2014, 00:16
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,505,760
Posted By Lodown

Wild Goose: Why don't they do it? (a) Strikes...

Wild Goose: Why don't they do it?
(a) Strikes are not fashionable for the public. Staff lose PR battle.
(b) Strikers do not run the company. Is there a safety issue? No. Is there an issue with...
18th May 2014, 18:21
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,505,760
Posted By Lodown

I've tried to track down a source for my comment...

I've tried to track down a source for my comment about Australia's manufacturing competitiveness without any luck, so take that statement with a grain of salt. Had I been listening more closely to...
16th May 2014, 23:05
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,505,760
Posted By Lodown

Off topic V-Jet, but might be of interest to you:...

Off topic V-Jet, but might be of interest to you:
http://www.pbs.org/program/nazi-megaweapons/
Click on the Jet Fighter ME262 link.
16th May 2014, 15:18
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,505,760
Posted By Lodown

It’s been an interesting 2-3 decades watching...

It’s been an interesting 2-3 decades watching from the sidelines as Qantas, led by the various Napoleans, each vying to have his or her photograph on the front page sitting astride the white horse...
2nd Apr 2014, 23:29
Replies: 20
Views: 2,421
Posted By Lodown

Capt Claret: "Stop it or you'll go...

Capt Claret: "Stop it or you'll go blind!"?
5th Mar 2014, 15:10
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,505,760
Posted By Lodown

A couple of interesting observations for me over...

A couple of interesting observations for me over the last few days:

1. After years of supporting Labor policies and thinking it might leverage back room demands from the new gov. based on...
1st Mar 2014, 00:23
Replies: 122
Views: 33,871
Posted By Lodown

From my take on the matter, the board selected a...

From my take on the matter, the board selected a candidate based on what they saw as important at the time: taming the unions and returning shareholder value through cutting costs and expanding...
1st Mar 2014, 00:13
Replies: 122
Views: 33,871
Posted By Lodown

Joyce a patsy? I doubt it. You make it sound like...

Joyce a patsy? I doubt it. You make it sound like they (the board?) deliberately chose someone to drive the company into the ground.
28th Feb 2014, 03:25
Replies: 122
Views: 33,871
Posted By Lodown

Yep! I agree. Joyce is done. If for no other...

Yep! I agree. Joyce is done. If for no other reason than the board needs to divert attention from themselves. Don't let the door hit you in the arse on the way out. Then again...lots of padding in...
27th Feb 2014, 20:09
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,505,760
Posted By Lodown

Your first paragraph summed it up Sunfish. AJ's...

Your first paragraph summed it up Sunfish. AJ's strategy for going forward is a concerted effort to go harder at the strategy that got Qantas to this point in the first place: cut costs, cut costs,...
27th Feb 2014, 01:30
Replies: 122
Views: 33,871
Posted By Lodown

Customers will not take an intermediate stopover...

Customers will not take an intermediate stopover if another airline is flying non-stop. Some will, but most won't, making a viable route non-viable. You're correct about no one wanting to transfer...
26th Feb 2014, 17:50
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,505,760
Posted By Lodown

Private enterprises come and go all the time....

Private enterprises come and go all the time. It's an evolutionary process and it works remarkably well in most cases. And private enterprise generally gets to "play" with money from investors who...
26th Feb 2014, 16:57
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,505,760
Posted By Lodown

TMA9X: Code for "Will this strengthen our...

TMA9X: Code for "Will this strengthen our political position or weaken it? Will this be a shining moment or a dog dropped in our laps? What initially looked like a righteous action to uphold a...
26th Feb 2014, 03:20
Replies: 27
Views: 8,257
Posted By Lodown

Except the employees are not inefficient. Pilots...

Except the employees are not inefficient. Pilots have a set number of hours available in which to fly. It's not strenuous work most of the time. It can be tiring and it can be stressful at times, but...
26th Feb 2014, 02:31
Replies: 27
Views: 8,257
Posted By Lodown

Qantas continues to underestimate what is...

Qantas continues to underestimate what is important to the customer. Multiple scheduling options, on-carriage, ease of access, on time service, consistency of product, exceeding expectations. Safety?...
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