|Quoting QF2220 (Reply 103):|
They of course emphasised the carbon tax and the en route charges in their result announcement continuing their rent seeking campaign.
If there is one common complaint by all the various leaders of airlines in Australia, it is the carbon tax.
|Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 112):|
Once SOQA is amended, there could potentially be few restrictions on how the intellectual property associated with the Qantas could be used. If I understand correctly, the "Qantas" brand is currently inseperable from the entity that comes within the consideration of SOQA. If that restriction was lifted, a private equity investor could come in and place a bid for (a) Jetstar, (b) Qantas Frequent Flyer, and (c) the intellectual property associated with the Qantas brand.
I saw on TV an Australian politician saying if the Qantas Sale Act was changed Australian would end up with the "flying panda" or "flying camel" (the name of the Aramcos DC-6). Can someone do the intellectual exercise for me and explain why the foreign investment review board cannot make the decision on what is in Australias' best interests, and let the market determine the shareholding.
|Quoting Flyingsottsman (Reply 124):|
reason I ask that is because an interview I heard on ABC's PM show on Thursday night interviewed the head of the Pilots Association and he said to the words and I cant remember exactly but he sought of said with QF's very high fuel bill, the A380 was the wrong sought of plane for Qantas only flying them to Heathrow and LAX where they sit all day doing nothing.
The high fuel bill is due to the high price of oil, it is industry wide. I have not seen fleet utilization data recently for QF, however I thought their long range aircraft were up around 14 hours a day.
|Quoting EK413 (Reply 130):|
Very interesting points you make & here I was thinking Australian wages would be far greater than European countries.
So where does this place carriers such as LH, IAG (Group), KL/AF, TK with employee wages & conditions versus QF's "legacy" wages & conditions?
When it comes to wage discussions, I think it is worth remembering that a lot of the income is in AUD, and a lot of the wages in AUD.
|Quoting EK413 (Reply 135):|
That'll explain why the B787's ended up at JQ whilst QF operate with the older fleet with exception of the A380's & newly delivered B738's. Really disappointing no B787 in sight for mainline & I'm really beginning to wonder if the options are going to be exercised
From what I understood the plan was with the 787s to run from SIN/KUL/BKK into various European cities that QF could not do one stop from Australia. Have the high volume aircraft running to and from these hubs, and then run high capacity aircraft to Australia. I was of the understanding that the EK deal was partially conditional on QF dropping these plans.