Or as they say here in France, "to have the butter, the money for the butter and the dairy farmer's daughter as well..."
Two consecutive press releases on the QF website:
Sydney, 16 February 2006
Qantas Results for the Half Year Ended 31 December 2005
Qantas today announced a profit before tax of $483.5 million for the half-year ended 31 December 2005, a 3.4 per cent decrease on the half-year to 31 December 2004.
Sydney, 21 February 2006
Qantas Welcomes Government Decision
Qantas today welcomed the Federal Government's decision not to grant trans-Pacific access to Singapore Airlines following a comprehensive review of Australia's aviation policy.
They may be one of my favorite airlines, but I struggle when they cut service levels or staff, whilst reporting record profit levels and lobbing for ongoing protection from competitors. Are they alone? No, but does that make me any more sypathetic?
[Edited 2006-02-22 04:38:34]