Rmm From Australia, joined Feb 2001, 518 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 654 times:
Sales would probably be alot better if they let the travel agents in.
As for the Fox/Lew clan, I think it's every AN employees nightmare
if this one gets up. Lew was almost jailed as a corporate criminal a
few years back and finding a happy Fox employee would not be easy.
Seems in todays papers that this media stunt they have pulled off
has pissed off the Administrators somewhat.
Aussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1765 posts, RR: 5 Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 631 times:
I agree Rmm. From my limited knowledge, I think the ANStaff proposal is best. We don't need a low-cost AN. There's no way they'll get corporate accounts like that.
AN needs to become full service again (whether to have a business class is debateable) with Star alliance recognition and the GR program. The only problem I have with ANStaff is their fleet proposal. Surely they could lease all A320 family planes (as fox/lew is proposing) for a similar price to what their getting their 733s for. Especially in today's marketplace.
Skystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 3 Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 620 times:
Peter Harbison said that there was no point in AN going down the Linfox route this morning.
You know, I wonder, why is it that John Anderson always wants to bat for the wrong team - he's dancing on the tables of Mr Fox & Lew, but couldn't give a hoot about ANstaff. Remember our minister for Qantas
Well, 100,000 ticket sales is something to cheer about at least.
Wirraway From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1321 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 613 times:
Ansett rescue plan to take 4000 staff
MILLIONAIRE businessman Solomon Lew and trucking magnate Lindsay Fox have revealed plans to buy 29 new airbuses for a revived Ansett.
The pair said an in-principle agreement had been made to purchase the airbuses and a decision and bid was expected to be made within two weeks.
Mr Fox was reluctant to reveal details of the business plan in progress but said it included 4,000 staff; flights to every capital city and some leisure destinations; business and economy classes; Star Alliance links and lounge and loyalty programs.
"We believe our consortium offers the only real opportunity for administrators to realise the Ansett solution," Mr Fox said.
Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson attended today's announcement at Mr Fox's Avalon airport, west of Melbourne along with opposition transport spokesman Martin Ferguson, Victorian premier Steve Bracks, Victorian treasurer John Brumby and ACTU assistant secretary Bill Mansfield.
Mr Fox said the syndicate had been looking at the Ansett proposal for four weeks and was in advance discussions with unions, federal and state governments and the administrators.
An in-principle agreement to purchase 29 airbuses had been reached at a cost of $2.5 billion.
Mr Fox said the revival of Ansett was a critical issue for Australia.
"So if we can put it together, a plan which would provide what the administrators call the Ansett solution, then we want to go forward."
But he added that "we will only do that if we can ensure we can develop a cost base and business plan that results in a viable business with a secure future".
TSV From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5 Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 576 times:
Hey thanks Mx5_boy!
Looks like a handy site. Wish I could have found this the other month as I had five hours to wait in Melbourne at the airport and the Golden Wing Club was full to the brim and overflowing so I just went to the Departure Lounge and waited and waited. Would have been good to do some shopping.
Interesting that there is also a store at Archerfield in Brisbane.
Then again maybe I shouldn't be thanking you too much as I'll probably spend more money there than I do at the Shell Stuff site!
I suppose I must get something AN in the next fortnight and wear it when I fly QF over to Perth again next month just for fun.