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DVT Conference, Sydney - SIA Excluded  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

DVT conference in Sydney - SIA excluded!!
Does anyone know why?

Here's the small and not enough detail article and before someone says that I've written this article, I haven't

1334 [Dow Jones] Qantas (QAN) public relations won't be helped by Singapore Airlines (Singapore: SIAL.SI - news) spokesman telling Dow Jones Newswires it's excluded from 1st global summit in Sydney today on the life-threatening "economy class syndrome," adding that he's "puzzled by the move." Summit on deep-vein thrombosis organized by Griffith University, which is conducting a joint study with SIA rival Qantas. (AYC)

(Dowjones Newswire via Yahoo Business Singapore)


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User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1148 times:

Hm... let's see...

maybe an issue of competition? QANTAS and SIA in a room together... eeks what a horror that would be... they both hate each others guts, so it's not surprising... besides SIA seems to be handling the DVT problem quite well on their own...  Insane

On a totally different note the Singapore Airlines staff I've dealt with have been kind of rude to me... I called to ask about getting a tour of an aircraft for our gathering at SFO a week from tomorrow... the person was like "oh i'm sorry we don't do that bye" and then hung up... not the best impression on me...

Moi,
Kai



Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1127 times:

They are a secretive organisation however they should perk up their normal PR and shouldn't be so "pompous"?

ANyway, I still love them, through thick and thin, and new internet roll outs



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineQantas747-sp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1121 times:


I think you may have your information a little back to front. This summit was very small (one room and about 15 people) and it was for the benifit of Australias airline industry. It had our Federal Health minister and other high ranking people in the Australian Government so it would be considered inapropriate to allow a foreign airline such as Singapore Airlines into this meeting.
I hope this answers your question.


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

I don't wanna start a war but then why would it have been inappropriate>???

A paradox.



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User currently offlineQantas747-sp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1114 times:

Because this was for the benifit of Australias airlines and not Singapores.

User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1109 times:

Well. Hmm... why don't they study and help the world? One study benifits everyone.

alvin



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User currently offlineQantas747-sp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

Well, maybe the results of this study will be published and indeed help the world.

User currently offlineAduum From Australia, joined Sep 2000, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1100 times:

why isnt this argument about all of the other world airlines being excluded? What makes SIA so special as to not be excluded.

Jeez.
aduum.


User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1091 times:

Who gives a fat rat's clacker if Singapore Airlines, Air Tchad and Falkland Islands Government Air Services were excluded.

Basically what this conference was, was a meeting between the Federal Ministers and representatives of Australia's airlines.

OK Singapore_Air.....next time SQ meets the Singapore Government body which is responsible for negotiating the bilateral relations between Singapore and China, you'll make sure that Ansett is invited along to those meetings.

Or, how about next time SQ want's to push the NZ government for a larger stake in NZ, we'll make sure that QF is invited as well?

In short, this meeting had nothing to do with SQ......the Australian government is not answerable to SQ and SQ is not answerable to the Australian government (in the same way which AN and QF are)...so why should they be invited to any meeting?


User currently offlineAduum From Australia, joined Sep 2000, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1088 times:

damn straight brissie!

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1082 times:

The reason that I asked why SIA is excluded was

1) It was in the article
2) SIA is my fav airline

Brissie_Lions: THank you I think you have made yourself quite clear now. Thank you. However, I am displeased of your tone.



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User currently offlineQantas747-sp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1061 times:


The great almighty SIA leaves the room unsatisfied that his airlines presence was not the voice of reason, a diamond in the rough, or the only one with any intelligence. (joke)


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