If you actually kept up with the news, AN employees are consulting with Keilin, who manged the UAL buyout a few years back.
Of course you want to blame the unions, because since you're a "Director of Finance", unions are your worst enemy.
Your reliable sources are not telling you entire story. Free flights are only offered for STRANDED AN pax. Pax like me who were due to fly yesterday had to pay for a ticket that was priced at 33% of FULL-FARE Y class, ie SYD-MEL was in the region of $AUD300 return.
M88, 722, 732, 733, 734, 73G, 73H, 742, 743, 744, 752, 762, 763, 772, 773, 77W, 320, 332, 333, 345, 388, DH8, SF3 - want