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Ansett Australia Still Taking Bookings!  
User currently offlineMEA From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 631 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1365 times:

I was just checking out the Ansett Australia website & they are still accepting bookings.

Flights from Sydney to Melbourne are $154.00 with the only catche being you have to fly through Canberra on Kendell Airlines.

There may be a niche market here for holiday travellers and families if Kendell can put in place the right marketing plan.

What does everyone else think?

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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8165 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

I was in Sydney for a week til last Friday, if only I'd had a spare morning to get one last ride with the first airline I ever flew with. Now I'm back in London and they're gone forever. That's what I think.

And that there must be easier ways to get from Sydney to Melbourne without resorting to shitbox commuter airlines with a change of aircraft in Our Nation's Capital.



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User currently offlineSixStarAnsett From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

I don't really think that Kendell could be described as "sh#tbox" Cedarjet.

They were aligned with Ansett.

SixStarAnsett.


User currently offlineThadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1262 times:

There certainly are easier ways to get from Sydney to Melboring - they are known as "Qantas", "Virgin Blue" and "Countrylink".

Dave


User currently offlineSunbird From Canada, joined Mar 2002, 285 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1249 times:

My guess is that they where whats called feeder airlines and are seprately owned and are still able to fly but the have the power to push on with the ansett flag.....maybe I am wrong.........let me know

User currently offlineVH-KCT* From Australia, joined May 2001, 479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1241 times:

Melboring? That's the problem with all you morons north of the Murray, you've got nothing better to do than take digs at those of us south of it. Seeings you've started it, though, who has just had the Grand Prix? Where is the greatest sporting stadium in the world? Where was the tennis Grand Slam played this year?
Who will hold the horse race that stops a nation along with the spring racing carnival?
Which city is holding the World Masters Games, the World Youth Games and the Commonwealth Games?
And where did VB come from? NSW? I don't think so, mate. Your claim to fame is that you spent billions of dollars on an event that lasted 2 weeks, and you wouldn't know a fair dinkum pot of beer if it came up and bit you on the arse.



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User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1198 times:

VH-KCT,

Well mate - those north of the border don't really give a shit what happens south. It just doesn't exist. You have more decrepit public transport than we do. Plus it's private, you own nothing. When it came to saving a national airline that resided in your state you had neither the money nor the assets to sell off to save it.

Oh but I forgot - you have all these sporting events...

Victoria, wet and ugly one day, miserable and poor the next.

Mind you, Sydney will survive through it's beauty only. The whole country of Australia has turned into a mean spirited shithole that deserves every crap turn it gets.

Those of us that are talented and respected should get the hell out of here.

At least we could crow against the kiwis, we don't have Helen Clarke.

mb


User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1188 times:
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Sunbird,

Here is a media release from the Kendell Airlines website. I'm not sure of the very latest, but it is being sold.

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27 February 2002

MEDIA RELEASE

Kendell to Operate "Stand-Alone"


Kendell Airlines General Manager, Rob O’Brien, today indicated that Kendell would continue to operate independently of Ansett, following the withdrawal of the TESNA consortium.

"It is unfortunate that TESNA was unable to secure the sale of Ansett, however this does not mean that Kendell is grounded," Mr O’Brien said,

"Kendell is a separate company to Ansett and we have the resources and capacity to continue operations as usual. I expect no disruption to our schedule."

Mr O’Brien said that tickets purchased for travel on Kendell Airlines are still valid and customers should proceed with their travel plans.

"The Kendell network is operational and all tickets for travel on Kendell sectors will be honoured," Mr O’Brien said,

"Our customers can feel secure that they will arrive at their chosen destination on time."

http://www.kendell.com.au/

Here is a thread that also helps answer your question: http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/755530/6/

They are operating with Saab 340 aircraft. A wonderful airline, frequently travelled with.


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User currently offlineIndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 3010 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1168 times:

That Sydney stupidity you have there man wont help your airline, Qantas if it goes down too. what assets do you have to sell? Man stop having a go at Australia's real city, Melbourne, cause atleast we have a soul. We do not rest on just the ' beauty' of city, we have other things to do.

ciao


User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1172 times:

Thanks Vaour Trails,

I have some wonderful pictures of a Kendel and Aeropelican flights from AN domestic on Saturday.

If you would like a scan or a copy contact me on mx5_boys@yahoo.com .

On the ferry home on Tuesday I was so sad and upset, I say a Starmark in the sky and realised it was a Kendel, the tears poured out.

Take care,

mb


User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1165 times:
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User currently offlineMEA From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 631 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1157 times:

This isn't meant to be a NSW vs VIC post.

I was on the website earlier today & I found a fare of $154 to Melbourne return.

If I was planning a holiday to Melbourne & could not afford to pay in excess of $200, I can't see a short stopover in Canberra as being an issue. It's not as if I have to get there for a business meeting.

I would never consider CountryLink for a trip to Melbourne. It takes less time to drive & at least I know I will get there by driving. CountryLink is very unreliable.

You have to start somewhere & if Kendell & Hazelton were to merge into one entity they may emerge as the "3rd domestic carrier". We all have to start somewhere, Virgin Blue did & look at where they are now.

In a few years time & with sustained traffic level a SYD/CNB/MEL flight could become a SYD/MEL direct flight.

Australia has a population of approximately 20 million, is that not enough to sustain 3 carriers? If not, how difficult would it be to add the New Zealand market into that equation & have some very interesting city pairings like:

Gold Coast/Auckland
Perth/Auckland
Hobart/Auckland
Canberra/Wellington
Canberra/Auckland
Canberra/Christchurch

I'm not an aviation expert, but are my comments or ideas just wishful thinking?


User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1151 times:
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I can't see a short stopover in Canberra as being an issue. It's not as if I have to get there for a business meeting.

As long as you don't mind this. Wink/being sarcastic

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User currently offlineSixStarAnsett From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1142 times:

I think you are right, MEA. At least I hoped for 3 airlines being able to operate profitably in OZ...two full-service airlines, and one discount like DJ offering a service. Ideally different products between the 2 types of airline so they wouldn't have to compete to blo*dy stupid levels like $33 one way tickets, irrespective of whether a breakfast, lunch or dinner is served.

If I want and can afford to have an inflight breakfast served consisting of a pre-takeoff OJ, then after TO an energy drink {both drinks in a GLASS!}, then on a round plate with toast have a frittata and bacon and tomato whilst still observing all the trimmings such as a linen napkin matching the linen mat my plate was put on, good tablewear and a comfortable seat I will have it! And I am just a leisure traveller! I definitely want my comforts!!!

Richard Branson is kidding himself if he thinks corporate Australia will ditch the top end of the airline market {J cls} just so they can save a few pennies and get a seat with no workspace, no comfort and no wonderful MEAL. AND A BEER AND KITKAT DOES NOT SUFFICE.

Let Mr Branson compete for the people who could not afford to fly under AN {bless them} and QF, and take passengers away from the buses and trains.

TOO LATE NOW THOUGH

HE SHOULD'VE LEFT ANSETT ALONE.

SixStarAnsett


User currently offlineMEA From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 631 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1132 times:

VapourTrails, I don't get your point. Lots of QF jets, and a Virgin in the background.

Have you read my post? Can you provide some vaild points as to the pros & cons of my topic & additional posts?


User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1126 times:
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It's just a joke, and very typical of CBR [these days]. I was just being lighthearted. Laugh out loud

QF and DJ are great airlines. There just well, so RED. Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineMEA From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 631 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1107 times:

I take it you are a very big QF fan?

User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1105 times:
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I'm a fan of aviation, I love it.


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User currently offlineThadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1102 times:

MEA - Countrylink is ok if you get the sleeper - with a 2043 departure from SYD and arriving in MEL at 0705 (at Spencer St) even if it is an hour late you are still there in the MEL CBD before you would be if you had flown down - likewise the other way, departing at 1945 and arriving into SYD at 0625, with all night on the sleeper - in a bed, lulled to sleep with a few drinks, it is not a bad way to travel.

Nothing like the old SOuthern Aurora though.....

Dave


User currently offlineMEA From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 631 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1075 times:

The total trip time Sydney to Melbourne on Kendell is about 3 hours. Which isn't as bad as over 10 hours on a train.

Plus most of the trip by train will be at night I doubt there would be that much to see.


User currently offlineThadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1052 times:

MEA - there *is* a day train - I won't catch it though. If I have to be in Melbourne early, I get the train, it means I don't have to be up at 0330 to get to YSSY in time to get the first flight - instead, I go to the pub the night before, get on the train, climb into bed, get woken up with a continental breakfast, wander into the shower, get dressed and then get off the train nice and refreshed, something I would NOT be if I had been up since 0330!  Smile

Dave


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