Erm AJ. I saw the report. What's your point??
Watching the news again tonight the point was made that QF are not looking at management control of Air NZ and I can't see the commerce commission allowing majority ownership. A monopoly and won't be tolerated.
Furthermore. You QF lovers can't tell me that your airline aren't sweating a little over the loads and lack of revenue from their NZ operation. Everyone talks about how "QF will bring more aircraft into the NZ operation to compete". Well I haven't seen it happen yet, to a large degree anyway.
Another thing. Dixon's comment about destroying Air NZ (or words to that effect) might just come back and kick him in the butt if a majority stake is what he wants.
I am proud of Air NZ and it's employees (notice I left out management, although the new crowd seem fine
). The service is always far and away ahead of QF, both on the ground and in the air. Anyone who scoffs at that can check out the newsgroups or skytrax and see for themselves. And before you all come out and say that QF are installing PTV's and sleepers remember one thing. It's the personal touch that the pax remember when they get off the plane.