Some do not like the reality of the structure of CX and that it is ultimately controlled by John Swire. But the those are the facts that fall out of the structure. Yes it is a complex structure that assists with masking the ultimate controlling party and its easy to understand how that creates some ...Jump to post
[ Zeke you are a very smart guy normally but in this case you are not entirely correct. I know based on other threads you will never admit it so I won’t respond to you beyond this post on this particular topic. That flow chard I posted is accurate as of July 1st 2019 and that “other HKG company” I ...Jump to post
philabos wrote:The largest shareholder in CX remains the Swire Group, headed by Barnaby Swire of the U.K.
Aside from all the A v B stuff, this is a capital investment and the decision may hinge on the financial terms on offer. QF will be looking at which option gives it the best return on the capital that is invested. We will never know what prices and what other inducements are being offered and these ...Jump to post
While growing, I don't think any of the Jetstars has made a decent ROI. I wonder whether Jetstar Japan considered longhaul but Qantas passed so JAL decided to go it alone with ZipAIR or whether other politics were involved. Certainly Jetstar Japan appears to be the most successful of the offshoots ...Jump to post
Some are looking at this the wrong way by thinking that the demise of the A380 will unravel the Emirates Business Model. Emirates has been a huge success story and has shown itself to be a very smart operator. This is unlikely to change going forward - they will continue to be a smart operator. If E...Jump to post
I was just talking about the new perth airport train station and the proposed link from the station to the terminal - looks like a overpass rather than a seamless underground pedestrian link (which is what i'm generally used to elsewhere, eg SYD). Friends suggested that the airport may eventually g...Jump to post
I am not too sure of the particulars of the Perth Airport / QANTAS debacle, but I wouldn't take the QF side of the argument as being pure gospel. If I remember correctly, the T3 buildings date back to the sixties, so from this perspective the original construction would probably be fully depreciate...Jump to post
According to QF reports, what PAPL appears to be doing is to change the rate of depreciation underlying their charges for T3 from 20 years to 7 years. That is they are seeking to recover the full capital cost of T3 over the next 7 years. They justify this change in pricing on the basis that they wil...Jump to post
Ah yes thanks. It's an extremely unfortunate situation for Western Australian taxpayers. I wonder if the state government has an agreement for QF to move in writing. Still, I guess QF can stymie things as much as they wish. If anyone has any inside info then don't hesitate !! Be very surprising if ...Jump to post
I’ve done EK and DXB a few times and I hate the DXB layover. Walking around the zoo of humanity in the desert at 0200 in an over crowded terminal is not fun. I don’t hear anyone in Perth complain about Singapore like they conain about DXB. The other thing is the onboard product. There’s only so muc...Jump to post
Maybe this is nuts but from a distance I have wondered if QF could have closer ties with WestJet. Swoop would have been a good opportunity for a Jetstar JV ala Jetstar Japan. QF could invest in Westjet and bring it into the OneWorld fold and thereby Westjet could work more closely with the strong QF...Jump to post
IMO this is bad PR for Qantas. Why ? Because we are in an age of unimaginable corporate wealth with stagnant wages. Contrary opinion, we live in an age of great individual wealth where individuals would rather spend many hours posting pointless pictures of themselves on the internet rather than hel...Jump to post
Could double daily Perth to LHR be on the cards?
Maybe a late evening departure out of Perth?
1) QF doesn't need AMS traffic on its SIN flights - those flights are doing just fine already, and 2) establishing and maintaining partnerships always involves costs, and can erode efficiencies. Overall, IMO, it seems like a weak case for QF to bother with KL for this (but I'm not expert at all). C...Jump to post
Flew from Perth to London direct last week in business with QF on the 787. First of all, the new business class seats are very good. A significant improvement on the previous QF business class seats. Secondly, the direct flight is fantastic. This is the future way of flying from Australia to Europe ...Jump to post
Good article in the Australian Financial Review about Qantas and Project Sunrise. It is behind a paywall but here is the link anyway: https://www.afr.com/business/transport/aviation/the-20hour-flight-is-coming-qantas-ceo-says-plane-makers-have-succeeded-20180829-h14pl7 Quick summary: A year after Qa...Jump to post
Beyond moving to JVs and picking up more flying and revenue of their own (which their own, doubtful their owners would be keen) what else can they do? The HNA Group plans to divest its HX stake (though, this is being delayed by the death of one of HNA's top executives). As such, I wouldn't be surpr...Jump to post
cpd wrote:A delicious designer meal enjoyed on Qantas:
https://twitter.com/StevePurvinas/statu ... 40/photo/1
I don't know what everyone is whinging about. Right?
I had an interesting experience with this survey in the past. I was flying Singapore Airlines on two legs from Australian to Europe. On the first leg the level of service was outstanding. There were loads of staff on the flight, the catering was excellent and they were regularly offering extras. It...Jump to post
I had an interesting experience with this survey in the past. I was flying Singapore Airlines on two legs from Australian to Europe. On the first leg the level of service was outstanding. There were loads of staff on the flight, the catering was excellent and they were regularly offering extras. It ...Jump to post
Borghetti has been a disaster as Virgin CEO. He has lost hundreds of millions of dollars of shareholders capital during his tenure. Whilst it is nice to talk about passenger experiences or routes or aircraft types etc, the facts are the business is there to make returns for its shareholders. This is...Jump to post
Lets not forget that CX is really a British controlled airline. Its location and its staff are based in Hong Kong but the ultimate control of the company is held by British aristocrats.Jump to post
Ironically CX unintentionally did QF a very big favour by stopping Jetstar HK going ahead. What started out looking like a promising venture quickly turned south. QF would have invested a lot of cash and suffered significant startup losses at the same time as the very costly capacity war broke out w...Jump to post
Management had too many cocktails? :lol: Seriously though, what a joke - ADL as a beach and cocktails destination?! The social media backlash about poor expectation management is hilarious. Cheers, C. Last time I was in Adelaide it had lots of beaches and there was no ban on serving cocktails..... ...Jump to post
PR axes DRW eff 24 March 18, BNE to go non stop with A321neo around the end of March 18, no fixed date yet https://www.ausbt.com.au/philippine-airlines-axes-darwin-flights-but-brisbane-to-go-non-stop?utm_source=hero Jetstar to recommence Darwin - Manila? It cancelled the flights in 2014 in response...Jump to post
Jetstar Hong Kong......turning in its grave?
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/busines ... 6049cc16e4
Heard some whispers of the possibility of QF becoming a strategic investor in CX. Maybe a rebirth of Jetstar HK involving CX?Jump to post
CX does fine in HK. Having a 40% marketshare is good. But they haven't evolved over the last decade. They used to be a prestige brand and I agree, they have suffered lately. They haven't followed any of the modern trends (setting up a separate lowcost brand like BA, SQ, QF) or for that sake improve...Jump to post
The South China Morning Post thinks CQ is caught in a time warp in the following article: http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/2082259/cathay-pacific-flawed-business-model-changing-world Cathay Pacific Airways has lost its glamorous and exclusive image because it is no longer a glamorous a...Jump to post
It makes great sense for Perth to be the western hub. It would be a no brainer if the city was a little further north. Qantas can consolidate "western" traffic through an existing station. You can now feed traffic from the eastern states to potentially new destinations in Europe, India an...Jump to post
People like to bag Perth... Australians remain pretty parochial based on State lines. So those in the Eastern States will have a natural bias against this. However if your a business traveler you dont care about State lines. You want to take the quickest route with the smallest interruption land th...Jump to post
Flight from Melbourne to London must be odds on to be cancelled or converted into Melbourne to Dubai return. The arrival time of the return leg in Melbourne is too late for any non Melbourne passengers to take a domestic flight into any curfew airports. So the London to Sydney flight is always full ...Jump to post
Australia & China announce "Open Skies" pact, removing previously capped approximately 67000 seats per week http://www.ausbt.com.au/boom-in-austral ... -agreement http://www.reuters.com/article/us-austr ... SKBN13T03P http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/quee ... 51bf9db305 With this an...Jump to post
There will be 1 less flight per day = lower seat supply = higher prices (all other things being equal). But of course all other things aren't equal. One partnership with 60% share and anti-trust immunity is bad for competition and bad for pricing. One less flight per day is meaningless. tortugamon ...Jump to post
AA will drop their flight to Sydney thereby reducing capacity on the route and increasing the pricing (all other things being equal). Bureaucrats at their finest. And you think AA and QF coordinating pricing with 50+% market share would.. lower prices on this route? A.net posters at their finest. T...Jump to post
QF has played this very well. VA has boxed itself into a corner already committing to the 737-8 Max. QF can stick with the 737 Max for mainline and be in the same position as VA or it has the option to switch to the a320/a321 neo combination should that be a more efficient solution than the 737 Max ...Jump to post
Its being reported that the article is a hoax.
AFR has an article titled "Virgin Australia boss John Borghetti's results-day hoax headache"
Dallas to Sydney is around 15.5 hours and many people take that flight in economy. So why wouldnt they put up with a couple more hours to avoid an unwanted stop-over in Dubai? If you want to fly QF: MEL to LHR is 23.5hrs. SYD to LHR is 25hrs - arriving at 6am. If you think about the timing compared ...Jump to post
I probably wouldn't read too much into it at this stage. The announcement this week, as it has previously been reported is on seating and the first international route, one of QF's existing routes. The first new route wont be announced until next year On PER-LON there has been a few stories over th...Jump to post
They have to be thankful to the HK authorities for not granting JQ HK a licence, else there would had been a bloodbath which CX would not like to be in right now. What started out as a good idea on paper quickly became a bad idea in reality when the HK authorities became un-supportive and the slots...Jump to post
Nice to see QF returning to PEK! SYD-PEK QF107 13:50/22:40, PEK-SYD QF108 00:15/14:55 or 00:20/14:55 The SYD-PEK flight times aren't great for business traffic, but given scarcity of slots at PEK they're serviceable. I wonder if MU helped QF with the slot? QF was given a 4am slot. China Eastern agr...Jump to post
CEO Borghetti strikes again........with Virgin Australia posting a $224.7 million annual net loss. So much for his transformation project. All he did was lead VA down the path of a loss making strategy. Full report here: http://www.afr.com/business/transport/aviation/virgin-australia-posts-2247-mill...Jump to post
It is quite damming of Borghetti that at the same time as VA is needing up to $800m capital injection from its shareholders to shore up its balance sheet. <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> is returning $500m of excess capital to shareholders. Rather than continue to pursue his dream o...Jump to post