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Australian MP Supports QF Merger  
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12976 posts, RR: 15
Posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

FEDERAL Transport Minister John Anderson has supported a merger of Qantas and Air New Zealand, telling government MPs today the airlines should have been allowed to merge.

Full story is here http://finance.news.com.au/story/0,10166,12258812-31037,00.html

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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

The Minister for Qant....I mean, The Minister for Transport the Deputy Prime Minister has no control over this. It is the responsibility of the courts now is it not?


User currently offlineDalavia From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 586 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

I wonder how relevant the views of the Minister are to this issue, which presumably must still go through the relevant tribunal rather than being decided on a political whim.

On the other hand, if the merger does finally proceed, it will be interesting to see whether it affiliates with One World or Star Alliance - or maybe it could be the first airline to be in two alliances simultaneously?

User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5896 posts, RR: 38
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2067 times:
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After what Air New Zealand did to Ansett... find it strange that the move could even be contemplated!

If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineAntares From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 1402 posts, RR: 38
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1961 times:


Qantas has in fact been in Star as well as smallworld for quite some time. You can earn and burn reciprocal points on some SAS flights, and you can often see internet offers of tickets written on a mixture of QF/NZ/BA coupons.

The flying 'roo sleeps around as and when it makes good commercial sense.

Dixon has a near pathological contempt for alliances, since they have both failed to deliver effectively on any of the promises that matter to him (not us), namely transparent back office systems and protocols and effective joint buying of resources and price fixing deals (oops..understandings.)

Equally, the management is very enamoured of joint service agreements as with BA and soundly based code shares as with SAA (soon to be Star?) JL (nobody's alliance) Asiana (because KL is in Star).

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