|Quoting Sydscott (Reply 99):|
Im all for free trade and all that but I don't agree with your argument. In international trade, given the distorted mess that it is, I'm a firm believer in give something get something, so we are just not giving something away all the time. If TK wants something, Turkey needs to provide something in return IMO. You could use your argument to increase the flights into Australia from HK without keeping up the pressure for beyond rights for Australian carriers. I see this as more fair trade. The free trade that a lot of people (and me in the past) have held up as the bees knees is a concept that dates from the post war ideology that assumed that we all would play by the same rules.
In this particular case, I can see an upping of the allowable frequencies to allow daily service and removal of the city restrictions is probably a fair outcome, but Id like to see what Turkey can offer that is realistically valuable to Australian carriers too.