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7th Oct 2020, 21:25
Replies: 39
Views: 6,303
Posted By Beer Baron

Yes QF F/Oís on all the other fleets taxi the...

Yes QF F/Oís on all the other fleets taxi the aircraft. All the way to the NIGS at least.

No, none of our 737ís have a RHS tiller.
3rd Oct 2020, 00:25
Replies: 42
Views: 6,523
Posted By Beer Baron

You are quite right but that is also a very...

You are quite right but that is also a very narrow view to take. Consider the multi-billion dollar submarine fleet the federal government is buying. They are spending billions more to build them in...
27th Sep 2020, 04:31
Replies: 604
Views: 145,258
Posted By Beer Baron

You might be a nice person off the computer...

You might be a nice person off the computer Sunfish but this is a d1ckhead thing to say to people going through an exceptionally difficult time.

You know full well that the VA pilots could not...
21st Sep 2020, 10:35
Replies: 2,001
Views: 675,383
Posted By Beer Baron

Rolled over or keeping their powder dry?? If...

Rolled over or keeping their powder dry??

If you want to run a case that pilots canít be stood down when there are no border restrictions in place (for example), then you need to wait until there...
20th Sep 2020, 01:14
Replies: 604
Views: 145,258
Posted By Beer Baron

So how do these negotiations over new EAís work...

So how do these negotiations over new EAís work when a business comes out of administration?

Given the business has been bought as a going concern do the current EAís not remain in force?

Can...
18th Sep 2020, 11:52
Replies: 20
Views: 6,792
Posted By Beer Baron

Looks like someone in government has called them...

Looks like someone in government has called them out:MINISTER SAYS QANTASí STATE BIDDING WAR ĎWORST OF FEDERALISMí...
15th Sep 2020, 09:35
Replies: 2,001
Views: 675,383
Posted By Beer Baron

Oh yeah, getting a 6% pay rise in the current...

Oh yeah, getting a 6% pay rise in the current environment is the Ďworst deal everí :rolleyes:

The downside you refer to would only occur IF there are pilots made compulsory redundant and IF Qantas...
25th Aug 2020, 20:26
Replies: 2,001
Views: 675,383
Posted By Beer Baron

Well thatís not how Qantas see it and they are...

Well thatís not how Qantas see it and they are the ones writing the cheque.

The VR payments for stood down LH pilots included a 3 month notice period and it was to be paid in full.

That is the...
20th Aug 2020, 11:07
Replies: 2,001
Views: 675,383
Posted By Beer Baron

Dragon man, were all these over 65ís planning on...

Dragon man, were all these over 65ís planning on bidding back to short haul pre-Covid or are they just hanging on now to milk it due to a serendipitous loophole?

If the latter, do you not think in...
12th Aug 2020, 20:41
Replies: 2,001
Views: 675,383
Posted By Beer Baron

You are doing the exact same thing while trying...

You are doing the exact same thing while trying to convince people to do the opposite.

I can see why Qantas would want to trick the pilots into forgoing tens of thousands of dollars in leave...
28th Jul 2020, 10:53
Replies: 2,001
Views: 675,383
Posted By Beer Baron

That is true if they have gone out and found new...

That is true if they have gone out and found new business for those 32 pilots to fly to.

If however, it is flying that was previously done by a QF 737 then it will mean 32 more Qantas pilots stood...
13th Jun 2020, 07:45
Replies: 2,001
Views: 675,383
Posted By Beer Baron

A lot of great points. Well put.

A lot of great points. Well put.
13th Jun 2020, 04:46
Replies: 2,001
Views: 675,383
Posted By Beer Baron

Is it? 2000+ pilots go to zero income to...

Is it?
2000+ pilots go to zero income to prevent (who knows) 2-300 pilots from going to zero income. Itís something we will all need to consider the merits of but I donít think it is a Ďno brainerí....
11th Jun 2020, 10:50
Replies: 2,001
Views: 675,383
Posted By Beer Baron

The fact that the RIN operated that way...

The fact that the RIN operated that way previously is no guarantee it will do so now. These are vastly different times.

As you would know, the crew who were the last to be RINíd off the 767 had...
31st May 2020, 08:25
Replies: 2,392
Views: 2,233,962
Posted By Beer Baron

Wrong again. - Qantas announced the grounding...

Wrong again.
- Qantas announced the grounding of ALL regularly scheduled international flights on the 19th of March. See here...
31st May 2020, 05:54
Replies: 2,392
Views: 2,233,962
Posted By Beer Baron

I think your argument is flawed. - Australia...

I think your argument is flawed.
- Australia closed its borders on March 20.
- Qantas stood down its staff on March 21.
- Qantas made its application to the FWC for ratification of the LHEA on...
29th May 2020, 03:25
Replies: 13
Views: 4,230
Posted By Beer Baron

So whatís the inside story? I understood the NSW...

So whatís the inside story? I understood the NSW gov was compulsorily acquiring the land the current training centre sits on to build the Sydney Gateway road. This was why they were paying some/all...
27th May 2020, 13:36
Replies: 13
Views: 4,992
Posted By Beer Baron

I believe these are freight only flights. There...

I believe these are freight only flights.
There are also ad hoc repatriation services but the only regular QF international services are currently LAX and LHR.
27th May 2020, 11:14
Replies: 13
Views: 4,992
Posted By Beer Baron

There were flights to HKG and AKL also but they...

There were flights to HKG and AKL also but they were under-utilised so the government scrapped them.
7th May 2020, 03:55
Replies: 82
Views: 29,889
Posted By Beer Baron

I find criticism of the QF fleet a bit funny at...

I find criticism of the QF fleet a bit funny at the moment. I work there and for years I have complained about their underinvestment in mainline aircraft but ironically right now it is probably the...
5th May 2020, 10:46
Replies: 82
Views: 29,889
Posted By Beer Baron

I can envisage another conversation too: ...

I can envisage another conversation too:

Qantas: Hi there Fair Work Commissioner, we would like to change a section of one of our EAís.

FWC: Ok, what does it involve?

Qantas: Itís just a...
2nd May 2020, 23:45
Replies: 1,239
Views: 366,047
Posted By Beer Baron

Well said. Summed it up nicely. Makes the whole...

Well said. Summed it up nicely. Makes the whole holier-than-thou sign-off seem pretty hypocritical.
30th Apr 2020, 23:01
Replies: 1,239
Views: 366,047
Posted By Beer Baron

I donít know much about how administration...

I donít know much about how administration typically works out so this is just a question for others.

Would having considerable interest in buying VAH (20+ parties) actually work against the...
26th Apr 2020, 01:52
Replies: 22
Views: 10,104
Posted By Beer Baron

Hmmm... good question. I donít know the answer...

Hmmm... good question. I donít know the answer but Iíll put two guesses out there.

1) The older aircraft may well be heading back to the lease company so not SIAís problem

2) When you put the...
25th Apr 2020, 10:40
Replies: 1,286
Views: 489,067
Posted By Beer Baron

Air New Zealand overwhelmingly operate...

Air New Zealand overwhelmingly operate international flights out of Auckland. British Airways operate predominantly out of London. Air France out of Paris. Etc, etc.

Do the residents of...
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