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13th Oct 2015, 14:23
Replies: 149
Views: 76,714
Posted By The Professor

“….the tens of millions is made redundant by the...

“….the tens of millions is made redundant by the fact that the competition carry an S/O or extra F/O”

Its been mentioned before wrt QF second officer costs. QF may roster SO’s on services where...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jul 2015, 17:25
Replies: 445
Views: 31,807
Posted By The Professor

Boing “For a start, do you understand what...

Boing

“For a start, do you understand what an assault weapon truly is? Would you care to give us your definition?”

I used the term assault weapons in my initial post on the subject. Should I...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jul 2015, 16:44
Replies: 445
Views: 31,807
Posted By The Professor

Boing “I hope you understand that I take...

Boing

“I hope you understand that I take your comments as something of an insult.”

I would genuinely be interested to know why as I have done nothing but present facts.

“However, the facts...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jul 2015, 01:45
Replies: 445
Views: 31,807
Posted By The Professor

“Time to tweak the 2nd, no guns for Muslims,...

“Time to tweak the 2nd, no guns for Muslims, seems quite straightforward enough”

Such a move would do very little to reduce the incidence of mass shootings in the US. Only several have been...
12th May 2015, 03:31
Replies: 109
Views: 28,435
Posted By The Professor

“Sometimes, though very rarely like the Hudson...

“Sometimes, though very rarely like the Hudson prang, events require you to demonstrate that you're capable of 90% plus or you die”

Well, maybe the minimum regulatory standard should be set to 90%...
10th May 2015, 17:46
Replies: 109
Views: 28,435
Posted By The Professor

“You will get paid what you negotiate!!” No,...

“You will get paid what you negotiate!!”

No, you will get paid largely what you are worth. Unless you have 100 years of industrial impediment standing in the way of market forces preventing the...
12th Apr 2015, 15:42
Replies: 130
Views: 66,749
Posted By The Professor

"provide a significant surge capacity if things...

"provide a significant surge capacity if things improve."

Not many airlines have $$$ crew in wait for "if" things improve.

Such is the inflexibility of Australian labor!
6th Apr 2015, 14:40
Replies: 130
Views: 66,749
Posted By The Professor

"And should the jetconnect flying be absorbed...

"And should the jetconnect flying be absorbed back into QANTAS mainline, all jetconnect crew would be welcomed with open arms in mainline. At the bottom of the seniority list like everyone else"
...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Mar 2015, 15:30
Replies: 64
Views: 5,930
Posted By The Professor

The biggest threat to world peace? The...

The biggest threat to world peace?

The coming collapse of the greenback.
The resultant ending of the petrodollar system.
The end of US dollar hegemony and the consequent marginalizing of the...
5th Mar 2015, 02:43
Replies: 96
Views: 12,522
Posted By The Professor

"unruly passenger drinking and smoking onboard....

"unruly passenger drinking and smoking onboard. The passenger has since been placed on the no-fly list"

Good, job well done. But smoking and unruly behavior is different from simply requesting to...
16th Feb 2015, 14:49
Replies: 310
Views: 179,690
Posted By The Professor

“Most A380 Captains would have to have about...

“Most A380 Captains would have to have about 25-40 years of service in Qantas to obtain command there. Doubt many in the upper Echelons of QF management are even that old.”

The length of service...
16th Feb 2015, 02:31
Replies: 310
Views: 179,690
Posted By The Professor

“The Professor: Since you are obviously...

“The Professor: Since you are obviously management, how about reducing management costs to those of competitors? No?”

Ha, well actually I am way too retired to be “management”. Just a fly...
14th Feb 2015, 16:51
Replies: 310
Views: 179,690
Posted By The Professor

"Pilot (or any other employee's) salary is not...

"Pilot (or any other employee's) salary is not the defining matrix when Qantas or any other company decide to return an operation 'in-house'"

lower labor costs are one of the few ways in which...
14th Feb 2015, 16:28
Replies: 310
Views: 179,690
Posted By The Professor

“You are are never going to reform legacy...

“You are are never going to reform legacy carriers without confronting the issue”

You mean sitting down with the staff and asking politely for labor reform? 100 years of deeply entrenched...
8th Feb 2015, 15:13
Replies: 310
Views: 179,690
Posted By The Professor

Why would QF simply transfer legacy wages and...

Why would QF simply transfer legacy wages and conditions across to a new type when it’s a golden opportunity to start with a clean sheet of paper?

Take a look at the pay gap between mainline 737...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Dec 2014, 06:45
Replies: 2,765
Views: 179,875
Posted By The Professor

“Uh, the military take an oath to uphold the...

“Uh, the military take an oath to uphold the Constitution, not what party happens to be in power or whomever occupies the White House.”

Correct.

“I will support and defend the Constitution of...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Dec 2014, 21:51
Replies: 2,765
Views: 179,875
Posted By The Professor

Galaxy Flyer You have provided two countries...

Galaxy Flyer

You have provided two countries as examples of where you believe an armed citizenry has successfully repelled an invading force.

Unfortunately, the two examples you provided are of...
14th Dec 2014, 16:55
Replies: 39
Views: 8,518
Posted By The Professor

The drop in oil prices is like the increase in...

The drop in oil prices is like the increase in value of the greenback, short term.

Some points worth considering:

There is a longer term trend unfolding that will see the collapse of the...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Nov 2014, 20:45
Replies: 2,765
Views: 179,875
Posted By The Professor

zap, people like rgbrock think its clever to...

zap,

people like rgbrock think its clever to post smart ass pictures of trolls instead of actually doing some research and returning to the debate with facts on his side.

Perhaps he is scared...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Sep 2014, 02:34
Replies: 165
Views: 13,307
Posted By The Professor

“All Australians, regardless of religion, race,...

“All Australians, regardless of religion, race, colour or political beliefs, must either declare themselves for Australia, or against it...and the clear implication of that is those who do not...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Sep 2014, 19:07
Replies: 165
Views: 13,307
Posted By The Professor

“If the apartment block was used for launching...

“If the apartment block was used for launching rockets at civilians.....why not blow it up??”

Great, lets run with that approach. If the shells fired from the USS New Jersey into the Bekaa Valley...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Sep 2014, 19:16
Replies: 20,058
Views: 2,926,146
Posted By The Professor

“You need to learn to discriminate between public...

“You need to learn to discriminate between public statements and PR, versus the legal technicalities sitting on the books.”

I guess I am trying to imply that in an open society with a...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Sep 2014, 02:18
Replies: 20,058
Views: 2,926,146
Posted By The Professor

“If your implying Iraqi was Illegal last time,...

“If your implying Iraqi was Illegal last time, some facts please not propaganda, I think the lawyers had the i's doted and T's crossed on that one.”

The invading coalition justified the use of...
28th Aug 2014, 03:31
Replies: 125
Views: 44,899
Posted By The Professor

A lot of people here misunderstand how QF's...

A lot of people here misunderstand how QF's strategy will play out. In the medium term QF will be fine, todays write downs were merely "throwing out the trash", lumping all sorts of losses into one...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jul 2014, 14:32
Replies: 570
Views: 32,971
Posted By The Professor

The most respected source of information...

The most respected source of information regarding the conflict in Gaza comes from UC’s Journal of Palestine Studies. To quote:

" Israel's long-term goal, besides preventing the Palestinians from...
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