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by Galwayman
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 262
Views: 19847

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

[list=]g[/list] Not sure that overtime for staff works. If you have 600 guests, assume 300 bookings then three staff will not do it in any reasonable time - 3 staff because that what's usually on the services desk There should be a"hit" squad that can be drafted in for delays, etc.!! They ...

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by Galwayman
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines new uniforms. Very classy.
Replies: 19
Views: 4194

Re: Turkish Airlines new uniforms. Very classy.

The look great , well done TK

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by Galwayman
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?
Replies: 29
Views: 6048

Re: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?

Iran should just open all it’s air routes , domestic and international , to QR ... Until the hysteria dies down

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by Galwayman
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 262
Views: 19847

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Does the A321LR have the range for Dub > DXB? Personally I think its worth EI looking at Dubai again with the lower costs the A321 can offer .... To be honest they would make more money doing a weekly or twice weekly DUB-SID and teaming up with a few Irish TO’s. Its a destination that has never bee...

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by Galwayman
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 262
Views: 19847

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

It would be so nice to see some new mid or long haul destinations outside of USA/ Canada ... hopefully something workable is in the pipeline

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by Galwayman
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 262
Views: 19847

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Point to point spot airfares are high. DY and transavia are making DXB work, feed to north america and north of england , mitigation against american recession cycles, onward feed opportunities to most of asia via llcs in UAE,EI finally will have a super efficient aircraft for teh route, a hub is no...

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by Galwayman
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 262
Views: 19847

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Does the A321LR have the range for Dub > DXB? Personally I think its worth EI looking at Dubai again with the lower costs the A321 can offer ....

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by Galwayman
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUD inaugurated its new Pier B
Replies: 11
Views: 1669

Re: BUD inaugurated its new Pier B

Obviously Malev was holding BUD back with its high costs and inflexibilty, inability to change and adapt ..... Great to hear BUD is doing so well

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by Galwayman
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 7380

Re: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years

Hopefully STN will attract the next generation LH Lcc s like Scoot , Jetstar etc and the global super connectors TK , EK, QR etc ...

Anyone who can strike a transfer deal with FR will have a licence to print money

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by Galwayman
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 262
Views: 19847

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

They would be mad not to "sweat" the LRs. Any aircraft not flying is not making any money, so high utilisation is desirable in an efficient aviation business. Indeed. These popping up on the LHR/CDG/FRA/AMS to name a few will remind me of the old BD Mid Haul. Those were great. Training fl...

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by Galwayman
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 262
Views: 19847

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

If both are 757s (??) is the LH fleet fully committed for next year or are there more announcements to come I wonder ...... YUL bookable on the website from 8th August 2019. Flights operated by A321LR. Odd timings though: EI99 dep. DUB 18:50, arr. YUL 20:50 EI98 dep. YUL 22:20, arr. DUB 09:40+1 Per...

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by Galwayman
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 262
Views: 19847

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

If both are 757s (??) is the LH fleet fully committed for next year or are there more announcements to come I wonder ......

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by Galwayman
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 9592

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

Ireland is a country of 4.7 million people. That's about the size of Alabama in terms of population. Why would they need routes to those destinations, especially when a connection in London is half an hour flight time away? In case you're unfamiliar with Ireland, I'd highlight two points which easi...

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by Galwayman
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 262
Views: 19847

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

TAP have some brilliant lead in fares already for next Spring around £70 return to Lisbon . I expect their main competition will be KLM South America , Brazil in particular , traffic ... also some very low yield competition to North America . A very welcome addition to Dublin , I look forward to see...

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by Galwayman
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 262
Views: 19847

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Twice daily with TAP is brilliant , I reckon Aeroflot will go twice daily within 12 months of launching DUB , KLM added multiple timings very quickly ... it’s all about the Hub connections ... time for an extra TK rotation too

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by Galwayman
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't Japanese airlines fly to Africa?
Replies: 39
Views: 5891

Re: Why don't Japanese airlines fly to Africa?

Yes well spotted , Japan has never really invested in AFRICA ... well done x

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by Galwayman
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub
Replies: 44
Views: 5664

Re: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub

MoKa777 wrote:
Also, the airline and/or airport staff will need to manage any racist tendencies to avoid an incident like the one that occured recently with the American/Indian pax transiting Moscow...


I’m sure that can match US and India levels of racism pretty quickly ,,,, should not be a problem

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by Galwayman
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't Japanese airlines fly to Africa?
Replies: 39
Views: 5891

IRe: Why don't Japanese airlines fly to Africa?

JApan has never really invested in China , nothing like the way China is investing and developing the African economy now.... and there’s no equivalent of Shenzhen or Guangzhou in Japan Everyone in Africa needs Shenzhen and Guangzhou, all roads lead there Japan is essentially irrelevant to most Afri...

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by Galwayman
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub
Replies: 44
Views: 5664

Re: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub

They need several more hub banks to make it work really really well and an aircraft like the A321LR for the flexibility

And they also need the long discuss 72 hour transit visa for EU nationals

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by Galwayman
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub
Replies: 44
Views: 5664

Re: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub

MOscow has an excellent location ,high quality service and domestic feed to make this work really well . Obviously the recent add of Dublin is an indication of lots more to come ..

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by Galwayman
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 262
Views: 19847

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

SEA is rammed by all accounts and needs upgauging, so my guesses are SEA goes daily ... Why has SEA been so successful? Is it more O&D tech traffic between DUB and SEA, or connections through DUB to Europe? Cheers, C. I’d be guessing, but it’s probably both just like all other EI TATL routes. M...

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by Galwayman
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NATS Discriminating against Stansted Airport and Ryanair?
Replies: 14
Views: 2370

Re: NATS Discriminating against Stanted Airport and Ryanair?

Spanish ATC news investigating too . Always putting FR down the list looking after their mates in Ibericrap

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by Galwayman
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 262
Views: 19847

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Someone’s crunched the numbers , it’s cheaper to cancel SNN ... end of

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by Galwayman
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?
Replies: 49
Views: 6980

Re: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?

Because BA can’t compete to Asia on price, geography or levels of customer service ... there are at least 50 better options than BA on UK > Asia flights But BA can compete with the US3 with their low service standards , price gouging and London is a fantastic location for flights from the USA to mos...

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by Galwayman
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 262
Views: 19847

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Dub -ORK ???

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by Galwayman
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY
Replies: 46
Views: 4409

Re: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY

U2 aren’t competitive enough for the DUB > LON market , they’re costs aren’t low enough and they don’t offer hub connections like EI or BA . Could they not tap some price-sensitive LON - DUB O&D, or alternatively, tap DUB from elsewhere in Europe? Cheers, C. That’s what FR do already ...... ess...

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by Galwayman
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13789

Re: Combating B6 if they decide to go TA

Can’t see EI or BA or any other European airline being worried ... the market disrupters , DY, Wow, have been in the market for ages ... JetBlue brings nothing new or interesting from a European point of view . And from an American point of view , I would imagine most travellers there seem to be mar...

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by Galwayman
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY
Replies: 46
Views: 4409

Re: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY

U2 aren’t competitive enough for the DUB > LON market , they’re costs aren’t low enough and they don’t offer hub connections like EI or BA .

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by Galwayman
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cayman Airways to Denver
Replies: 37
Views: 3845

Re: Cayman Airways to Denver

Interesting. I wonder why Denver. There are lots of cities closer that they don't serve. It will utilize an aircraft for leisure fares for a while. For example, the same plane could probably make 2 turns to somewhere in the Southeast U.S. instead of one to Denver. Does Denver have a banking industr...

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by Galwayman
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29320

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

I think this is EI testing the water with regional jets- allbeit replacing an existing carrier on an existing route. I think its also an opening shot with IALPA on 100 seat jets I think there are more interesting announcements ahead! I really hope you're right ... a 100 seat regional jet in EI colo...

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by Galwayman
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13789

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

They'll do BOS > DUB first probably , its low risk and almost domestic ...

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by Galwayman
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY
Replies: 46
Views: 4409

Re: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY

EI business class is significantly better than BA and the transatlantic fares ex LCY currently with Cityjet are much better value than BA, Really can't see BA01 surviving much longer IAG doesnt care , it wants competition between its carriers A fully fledged franchsie with Cityjet could reopen Warsa...

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by Galwayman
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY
Replies: 46
Views: 4409

Re: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY

Would be nice to see A220s in EI colours operated by Cityjet ... opens up lots of new route potential from DUB

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by Galwayman
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43301

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

I wish BA would get proper seats for their A380s instead of using the same specs as their 747s ... such a waste of space and customer last proposition ... it’s not a quality experience like it is on EK

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by Galwayman
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian sets date to begin domestic operations in Argentina
Replies: 25
Views: 2332

Re: Norwegian sets date to begin domestic operations in Argentina

Petty as it may be, I would really love to see Norwegian go under just to prevent a successful precedent of these silly antics convince others to follow suit. The loss of competition isn't great, but I don't like the idea of the cruiseship industry tactics spreading to aviation. Yes very very petty...

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by Galwayman
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Easyjet/Ryanair don’t fly to Istanbul?
Replies: 12
Views: 2112

Re: Why Easyjet/Ryanair don’t fly to Istanbul?

I think it also has to do with Pegasus being a lowcost airline which heavily relies on the transfers. These transfer passengers enable them to add additional frequencies to many destinations easyJet or Ryanair couldn't. Flexibility coupled with low fares seems to be the winning formula here. Exactl...

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by Galwayman
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 102
Views: 16462

Re: National Debate About The New Mexico City Airport Just Started. Can MEX and NLU operate simultaneously with no issue

Do any of the new airport proposals resolve the hot and high issue associated with the current airport ?

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by Galwayman
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11828

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

Such a shame , but same old imperialist pattern

Sanctions , isolation , bombing , repeat ... difficult to see how the USA would survive this misadventure

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by Galwayman
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Easyjet/Ryanair don’t fly to Istanbul?
Replies: 12
Views: 2112

Re: Why Easyjet/Ryanair don’t fly to Istanbul?

Probably because Pegasus’s flies Lon > Ist and has labour costs at fraction of FR or Easy. Also the full service options are very very reasonably priced

Easy used to fly to SAW

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by Galwayman
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: FR7385
Replies: 12
Views: 1341

Re: FR7385

FR won’t be your problem usually , it’s the long queues at immigration control that will be the problem

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by Galwayman
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 29943

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

SCQ83 wrote:
Btw will Dubrovnik become the smallest city / urban area in (continental) Europe with TATL flights?



Shannon is a lot smaller , easily wins that title and has multiples of transatlantic flights daily .

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by Galwayman
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 29943

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

SCQ83 wrote:
Btw will Dubrovnik become the smallest city / urban area in (continental) Europe with TATL flights?



Shannon is a lot smaller , easily wins that title and has multiples of transatlantic flights daily .

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by Galwayman
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 92
Views: 10126

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

planemanofnz wrote:
With new AC routes to DUB and SNN, what about BFS too?

Cheers,

C.


Dublin serves Belfast already it’s just down the road ... they’d be better off increasing frequencies to Dublin ..

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by Galwayman
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet A321neo Boasts Leather Seats in Contrast to A320neo
Replies: 21
Views: 4464

Re: easyJet A321neo Boasts Leather Seats in Contrast to A320neo

Fake leather is cheaper in the long run , easier to clean etc

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by Galwayman
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 15337

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

Never realised US airlines had such soft employment regulations , now I understand why AA customer service is such rubbish ... you’re have to be nuts to fly them

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by Galwayman
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29320

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

The concept of a major cargo Centre in Shannon is nuts. No industrial area within hundreds of kms. Consider Europe’s major cargo hubs - East Midlands, Liege and Cologne, etc. All based in the heart of industry and population. Cargo from Asia isn’t going to fly right over continental Europe to fly b...

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by Galwayman
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12040

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Iran should open their domestic routes to Qatar and just keep ignoring American hysteria like most of the world does

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by Galwayman
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair strike 10AUG18 pilots walk out.
Replies: 22
Views: 3806

Re: Ryanair strike 10AUG18 pilots walk out.

The pilots clearly don’t care about the passengers or the company

Biggest mistake O’Leary ever made , recognising unions

The pilots won’t leave , they’ll just stay and destroy the airline from within

Willie Walsh and that guy in Qantas would just crush the trouble makers already

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