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11th Jul 2019, 12:40
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Do I get a maiden, or maybe Chairman's Lounge...

Do I get a maiden, or maybe Chairman's Lounge access for that?
11th Jul 2019, 10:17
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Views: 501,763
Posted By PlasticFantastic

The first line of the required actions in the AD...

The first line of the required actions in the AD says "unless accomplished previously" - i.e. if an airline had already undertaken the required inspection (and any corrective action) then it isn't...
10th Jul 2019, 09:53
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Views: 501,763
Posted By PlasticFantastic

That's true, but Qantas wrote off the value of...

That's true, but Qantas wrote off the value of its 747 fleet, so hasn't benefitted from depreciation on that fleet for years.
10th Jul 2019, 09:17
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Views: 501,763
Posted By PlasticFantastic

Presumably EASA, Airbus and the very small number...

Presumably EASA, Airbus and the very small number of affected airlines have been talking about this for a little while, and EASA is satisfied that the checks Qantas did during scheduled maintenance,...
10th Jul 2019, 08:38
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Views: 501,763
Posted By PlasticFantastic

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/asias-o...

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/asias-older-a380s-subject-to-wing-spar-check-459561/

So, turns out Qantas has already checked two of their six affected A380s, and they are both fine. We...
9th Jul 2019, 22:05
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Views: 501,763
Posted By PlasticFantastic

Yes, I suppose if you ignore the single largest...

Yes, I suppose if you ignore the single largest factor that contributes to Qantas holding aircraft for longer than its international competitors, then it is pretty easy to criticise its strategy.
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9th May 2019, 12:19
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Views: 501,763
Posted By PlasticFantastic

For lots of reasons. The top one would be if you...

For lots of reasons. The top one would be if you can put that same money into more productive assets to get an even higher return, which shouldn't be hard.
9th May 2019, 08:17
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Views: 501,763
Posted By PlasticFantastic

What point are you trying to make? Qantas have...

What point are you trying to make? Qantas have announced that they will exclude the proceeds of the sale from their underlying profit figures, because it is a one-off, the same as in previous years....
1st May 2019, 11:23
Replies: 29
Views: 21,213
Posted By PlasticFantastic

I'll leave 1-4 for others who know the answers...

I'll leave 1-4 for others who know the answers beyond doubt. I've heard plenty of credible opinions about them, but I'm sure someone here will know the answer.

Qantas is still keen on PER-JNB and...
17th Apr 2019, 06:31
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Views: 501,763
Posted By PlasticFantastic

Clearly, Qantas, CASA, EASA, FAA etc would have...

Clearly, Qantas, CASA, EASA, FAA etc would have to be satisfied that Boeing has fixed the issues with the 737MAX, and that it is safe to fly. That is kind of a threshold issue, and it is pretty clear...
24th Feb 2019, 02:37
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Views: 501,763
Posted By PlasticFantastic

V-Jet, if you're trying to argue that QF should...

V-Jet, if you're trying to argue that QF should have bought the 77W instead of the A380 back in 2000, then sure, I agree with you. But that's ancient history. You seem to be arguing that QF should...
24th Feb 2019, 01:51
Replies: 74
Views: 72,855
Posted By PlasticFantastic

Agree, up to a point. It depends on how quickly...

Agree, up to a point. It depends on how quickly they replace the fleet. A fair part of the B737 and A330 fleets are fairly young, and the A380s still have 7-12 years of life in them. So, I think they...
24th Feb 2019, 00:35
Replies: 74
Views: 72,855
Posted By PlasticFantastic

Agreed, capex will have to increase quite a bit...

Agreed, capex will have to increase quite a bit over the next decade. But, I'm not as concerned about that as some.

Qantas has paid back about $3b in debt over the past few years, giving it room...
24th Feb 2019, 00:04
Replies: 1,082
Views: 501,763
Posted By PlasticFantastic

I actually wanted to steer clear of the IR side...

I actually wanted to steer clear of the IR side of things, because it's such a hot topic! But, despite any payroll disadvantage, and a definite fuel burn disadvantage, Qantas International is doing...
23rd Feb 2019, 23:22
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Views: 501,763
Posted By PlasticFantastic

I agree that Qantas's 747s and A380s burn more...

I agree that Qantas's 747s and A380s burn more fuel. I thought I was pretty clear about that.

What do you disagree with? That profitability depends on managing revenue and non-fuel costs, as well...
23rd Feb 2019, 22:50
Replies: 1,082
Views: 501,763
Posted By PlasticFantastic

Rated, you do realise that: fuel prices...

Rated, you do realise that:

fuel prices changes affect Qantas's competitors just as much as Qantas
Qantas and its competitors try to adjust ticket prices and flying patterns to absorb fuel...
23rd Feb 2019, 21:52
Replies: 74
Views: 72,855
Posted By PlasticFantastic

He's confirmed that QF will order its ULH...

He's confirmed that QF will order its ULH aircraft this year, and that they will use the non-ULH version of the same aircraft family for thicker, shorter routes.

He's also confirmed that they'll...
1st Feb 2019, 06:12
Replies: 96
Views: 79,333
Posted By PlasticFantastic

My recollection (which is hazy) was that the...

My recollection (which is hazy) was that the accc's decision on VA/QQ rested on silentme fairly detailed analysis on particular markets and routes.

At a quick glance, I struggle to see how QF/QQ...
27th Jan 2019, 07:17
Replies: 39
Views: 15,238
Posted By PlasticFantastic

I've had nothing but pleasant experiences with QF...

I've had nothing but pleasant experiences with QF - reasonable points availability on busy routes, able to accommodate reasonable change requests, friendly and personal (but not over the top)...
25th Jan 2019, 11:30
Replies: 1,082
Views: 501,763
Posted By PlasticFantastic

VH-OQA is off to AUH. Apparently for heavy...

VH-OQA is off to AUH. Apparently for heavy maintenance and reconfiguration. Does that put paid to rumours that QF would be scrapping/retiring its early A380s?
19th Jan 2019, 21:31
Replies: 579
Views: 199,475
Posted By PlasticFantastic

If there is anything to the rumours that QF will...

If there is anything to the rumours that QF will retire two of its A380s at their D-check (presumably OQA and OQB, since they are MSN 14 and 15 - I think I recall that Airbus had fixed it's...
18th Jan 2019, 11:08
Replies: 579
Views: 199,475
Posted By PlasticFantastic

That is ordinarily true, but when was the last...

That is ordinarily true, but when was the last time you saw a sale fare on PER-LHR? Every time I've checked, there is a serious premium in all classes for this route. Qantas is on the public record...
15th Jan 2019, 19:51
Replies: 579
Views: 199,475
Posted By PlasticFantastic

Is MEL slot-constrained?

Is MEL slot-constrained?
14th Jan 2019, 06:56
Replies: 579
Views: 199,475
Posted By PlasticFantastic

Qantas will definitely need to upgauge MEL-SYD....

Qantas will definitely need to upgauge MEL-SYD. Redeploying JQ's 788s is definitely an option. But, I don't think it would be the best option. Not just because the 788 isn't a particularly efficient...
12th Jan 2019, 10:32
Replies: 579
Views: 199,475
Posted By PlasticFantastic

I don't follow your reasoning. Why would Qantas...

I don't follow your reasoning. Why would Qantas go out and buy a less efficient and less profitable aircraft to fly one of its most profitable routes? It's one thing to use widebodies to fly tag...
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