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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:56 am

Quoting aerokiwi (Reply 48):
could it be viable today (e.g. a JQ, Tiger or even REX service?).

IIRC the 'terminal' building was destroyed by fire a couple of years ago? And it was tiny anyway so it couldn't have supported TT or JQ (unless something like the JQNZ Regional).
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:34 am

Quoting aerokiwi (Reply 48):
Has this been tried in the past and could it be viable today

Unlikely it would be viable today. WOL is located approx 30 min drive from the centre of Wollongong, yet SYD is just over 1 hour's drive. It's not really enough of a time saving for most Wollongong pax to risk parking your car in Albion Park for more than a few hours.

Quoting bbbb (Reply 49):
Yep, QantasLink operated a Melbourne-Wollongong service from 2005 to 2008.

I'm not so sure that fuel costs were blamed, just "costs" in general. Unsurprising given the schedule included an aircraft & crew overnighting at WOL.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:59 am

Virgin and Alliance announce strategic partnership for FIFO Charter, subject to ACCC approval

http://australianaviation.com.au/201...egic-partnership-for-fifo-charter/

Government approves Gold Coast Airport redevelopment

http://australianaviation.com.au/201...-gold-coast-airport-redevelopment/
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:04 am

Quoting qf789 (Reply 52):

Great news for OOL  

Just curious how the operators will keep costs down with the introduction of aerobridges?

“The major redevelopment of the airport will almost double the size of the terminal, expand the apron to accommodate five additional aircraft stands and incorporate four new aerobridges — a facility long awaited by travellers,” Truss said in a statement.

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:32 am

Apology, I wasn't able to update my previous post... Not that I am surprised appears as though UA continues to perform well on it's SFO-SYD route...

United Airlines survives Qantas competition to San Francisco

United Airlines's performance on the Sydney-San Francisco route is continuing to meet expectations despite the recent entry of Qantas as a competitor on the once monopoly route, says United managing director Japan and Asia Pacific sales Alison Espley.

"Not everybody is flying to San Francisco," she said of the final destination on United. "A high percentage of our passengers are connecting on. That is where our true strength is in San Francisco."

United, unlike Qantas's partner American Airlines, has a large hub in San Francisco offering connecting flights as well as deep relationships with the large companies based in the technology-focused city.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/aviat...20160210-gmqxxe.html#ixzz40EAHEWVo
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:23 am

Quoting EK413 (Reply 53):
Just curious how the operators will keep costs down with the introduction of aerobridges?

I would hazard a guess the operators of OOL are well aware of which airlines are prepared to pay for aerobridges. TT is a no, but JQ uses them at some airports. VA would also expected to be a user. There should still be hard stands available, since there's more gates than planned aerobridges.

Quoting EK413 (Reply 54):
Not everybody is flying to San Francisco," she said of the final destination on United. "A high percentage of our passengers are connecting on. That is where our true strength is in San Francisco."

Alison Espley isn't telling us anything new here. UA offers superior connections over SFO when compared to LAX. QF would likely only be taking some O&D pax from UA (and some of their own pax who used to connect via LAX). To backfill lost O&D pax, UA can route more connections via SFO if they wish. Which might explain eta unknown's info above that UA is not busy on SYD-LAX.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:29 am

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 46):
Here you go:

Many thanks, it actually looks really bloody great!
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:58 pm

Thanks guys, appreciate the info on WOL.

Quoting bbbb (Reply 49):
Yep, QantasLink operated a Melbourne-Wollongong service from 2005 to 2008. See:

I wonder what the loads were like.

Quoting qfvhoqa (Reply 51):
WOL is located approx 30 min drive from the centre of Wollongong

Yeah I should've realised with the hilly surrounds. That'd be a pretty big clincher for not resuming RPT services. Apparently the runway length has issues too.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:30 pm

Quoting qfvhoqa (Reply 51):
Unsurprising given the schedule included an aircraft & crew overnighting at WOL.

Are you sure? Back when I used to fly for QFLink we never did. It was a 4:30 sign on in Melbourne. Was a day trip, up and back then to CBR or MIldure and back. Only overnights were NTL DPO and LAU. I'd say they could fly it now, but a 300 would be too big and not sure they could get into WOL.

I saw on there post Oman air bought LHR slots for 75mil. How many does QF still hold? Did the lease two out or sell them?
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:37 am

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 58):
I'd say they could fly it now, but a 300 would be too big and not sure they could get into WOL.

Would a Saab 340 have the legs/ability to do it?
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:56 am

Uh oh, either a disgruntled employee or a hack, Virgin Australia's twitter account sent a tweet to Kanye West telling him to "EAD you douche"

http://mumbrella.com.au/tweeting-kanye-347064
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:20 am

So the talk is out that QF domestic may operate the A320ceo. They have 99 of them on order from 2017 onwards
Where's the passion gone out of the airline industry? The smell of jetfuel and the romance of taking a flight....
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:41 am

Quoting jetfuel (Reply 61):
So the talk is out that QF domestic may operate the A320ceo. They have 99 of them on order from 2017 onwards


The QF group have 99 A320neo on order not A320ceo
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:02 am

Quoting qf789 (Reply 62):
Quoting jetfuel (Reply 61):
So the talk is out that QF domestic may operate the A320ceo. They have 99 of them on order from 2017 onwards


The QF group have 99 A320neo on order not A320ceo

Yes sorry neo
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:22 pm

Here's an interesting article about Hawaiian's new sales teams in Brisbane and Sydney:

Travelweekly

Interesting comments in light of recent statements made by a certain member.

[Edited 2016-02-16 06:35:24]
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:57 pm

Quoting BAeRJ100 (Reply 60):
Uh oh, either a disgruntled employee or a hack, Virgin Australia's twitter account sent a tweet to Kanye West telling him to "EAD you douche"

http://mumbrella.com.au/tweeting-kanye-347064

Best tweet I've seen. Good on them. He really is a douche.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:10 am

TG will increase SYD from 10 weekly to 11 weekly from 3 April 16

http://airlineroute.net/2016/02/16/tg-syd-s16/
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:53 am

Quoting qf789 (Reply 66):

TG will increase SYD from 10 weekly to 11 weekly from 3 April 16

And re-time TG472, eliminating the unfriendly ~3:30am arrival at BKK. Granted it's around 6am Sydney time, but it doesn't help to adjust to Bangkok time to be up that early. As a result it appears that a 744 will sit at SYD from 2000-1600, there must be a bit of slack in the TG 744 schedule.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:06 am

Virgin Australia flight to LA diverted over bomb threat hoax

A Virgin Australia flight from Sydney to Los Angeles was diverted after the airline received a bomb threat that turned out to be a hoax, the airline said.

The plane was forced to land in Brisbane after the threat was called in.

Australian Federal Police searched the plane and determined there was no danger, the airline said in a statement. A spokeswoman declined to release further details of the threat.

The plane will resume its flight to Los Angeles later tonight.

Dozens of schools around Australia have been receiving threats warning of bombings or shootings over the past month in what police believe is a hoax largely being orchestrated by a person or group overseas.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news...y/d52170f0d30165efe317dd9644983194

I wish when the media released articles they'd provide the correct details example an image of B737!

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:14 am

I was looking around for Information on Qatar Airways and their services to Sydney commencing March 1st and what equipment they will use.
It seems the regular services will be with the 77W however the inaugural on the 1st is currently subject to "Equipment Change" and I heard they intend to send an A380.
Not sure if this is news or no one even cares.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:20 am

^^ Well from a few whispers I have heard their SYD launch party will have a big name guest so who knows.

They seem to be trying to make a statement so you never know  
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:13 am

Quoting ERJ135 (Reply 69):

I see a 77W doing a dummy booking on QR website for DOH-SYD departing 1 March. Not saying A380 isn't happening, just that I'm not seeing it.

Quoting IndianicWorld (Reply 70):

Everything QR does seems to involve the need to make a statement...
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:04 pm

^^ True but this person would take it to another level even for them. A bit OTT for such a launch but good on them  
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:30 pm

I have been searching for the videos of the "welcome home" 1st series (Nov 14) QF ads. I am unable to find them, have they been withdrawn from Youtube?
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Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:08 pm

https://www.youtube.com/user/Qantas
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:52 pm

Quoting aerokiwi (Reply 57):
I wonder what the loads were like.

I flew on the Melbourne-Wollongong flight once in 2007. It was on the Dash 8-200 and the flight was full. It was mostly business-looking passengers. The lady sitting next to me was working in management at BlueScrope Steel.

I doubt the flight was doing very well. I had a friend who worked at QF telling me the flight wouldn't be around for much longer in the beginning of 2007 and told me to book on it ASAP while it was still around. My one and only flight on the Dash and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The airport had absolutely no ground transportation - no bus or taxi met the plane on arrival. I walked to the closest train station (Albion Park station) to catch the train back to Sydney. Train was running hourly at best. The walk was about 15 minutes.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:14 pm

Effective 23 March 2016 MH140/141 (KUL-SYD) MH will begin operating the newly reconfigured 2 class A333's (27J261Y) featuring the new business class seat

http://airlineroute.net/2016/02/17/mh-330update1/
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:22 pm

CX SYD changes for NS16

777-300/ER to be replaced on selected services by A330-300

CX101/100
01JUN16 – 02JUL16 Day x25 (Day x36 from SYD)
03JUL16 – 31AUG16 Day 6 (Day 7 from SYD)
01SEP16 – 29OCT16 Daily

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01JUN16 – 02JUL16 Day 46

http://airlineroute.net/2016/02/17/cx-syddus-s16/
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:14 am

CI to add a 5th weekly flight to SYD between 7 July and 28 Oct 16

CI051 TPE2300 – 1015+1SYD1150+1 – 1650+1AKL 333 x146
CI059 TPE2345 – 1100+1SYD 333 4

CI060 SYD2130 – 0515+1TPE 333 5
CI052 AKL1830 – 2010SYD2210 – 0555+1TPE 333 x257

http://airlineroute.net/2016/02/18/ci-syd-jul16/


Sydney Airport expects to receive Badgerys Creek contract this year

http://australianaviation.com.au/201...badgerys-creek-contract-this-year/

Construction for Forrestfield/Perth Airport Link to start by the end of the year with the first trains expected to run in 2020

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/west...y/0ff3bbf2059dcd68ee54fca6a4dfe78a
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:34 am

Bloomberg has an almost adulatory piece about Qantas and AJ, full of fun things:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...e-s-rise-mirrors-qantas-turnaround

"From Punch Bag to Savior: Joyce's Rise Echoes Qantas Rebirth

It’s tough to overstate the tide of troubles that faced Alan Joyce, the chief executive officer of Qantas Airways Ltd., just two years ago.

Losses had ballooned amid a capacity war with Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd. and its foreign backers. Australia’s government wouldn’t guarantee Qantas’s debt, which was junk-rated at the time. The airline’s share price wallowed near an all-time low and thousands signed a public petition for Joyce to be sacked.

Now he’s pulling off one of the fastest turnarounds in Australian corporate history."


But it moves to and ends with speculation about AJ's future:

“If he was receiving approaches, that wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest,” said Korfiatis, who’s also a former chief executive of Qantas’s Singapore-based Jetstar Asia budget carrier. “A lesser man would not have survived what he’s been through. He actually grounded the airline. Who does that?”

While Qantas can still reap more benefits, there will come a time when Joyce’s job is done, said Hansford, the consultant at Strategic Aviation Solutions.

“The question is: when does it get to the point that it needs somebody other than Alan to run it?” he said. “If you don’t make a change at the top of the curve, then it starts to go down.”


It's an interesting question. The average tenure for a CEO in Australia is about four to five years, and AJ has been there longer than that. But - when is his job done, when does he go, and who replaces him?

And what would he do? It is possible he's one of those people who thrives in a crisis, and it's tough to think of him wanting a quiet life.  

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:27 pm

Quoting qf789 (Reply 76):
Effective 23 March 2016 MH140/141 (KUL-SYD) MH will begin operating the newly reconfigured 2 class A333's (27J261Y) featuring the new business class seat

Updated schedule for new 2 class A333 aircraft

SYD - MH140/141 as listed above effective 23 March 2016, MH122/123 effective 6 April 16
MEL - MH128/129 effective 18 April 16, MH148/149 effective 30 April 16
ADL - effective 20 August 16
PER - effective 10 September 16

http://airlineroute.net/2016/02/18/mh-330update2/
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:10 pm

Anyone else heard rumors of an employee exodus from Cobham?

Quoting jetfuel (Reply 61):
So the talk is out that QF domestic may operate the A320ceo.

I heard something similar (A321neo) a few times in recent weeks, however still don't think that its any more than a rumor. I'd sure love to be wrong though.

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 65):
Best tweet I've seen. Good on them. He really is a douche.

   This makes me like the airline more, lol.

Quoting IndianicWorld (Reply 70):
Well from a few whispers I have heard their SYD launch party will have a big name guest so who knows.

You have a good track record when it comes to such rumors. An A350 would be a nice surprise. Do they have enough A380s to be able to send one to Sydney without affecting their schedule? They seem to be able to spare an A350 currently (since A7-ALF is sitting around at the Singapore Airshow).
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:49 pm

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 81):
(since A7-ALF is sitting around at the Singapore Airshow).

A7-ALH should not be too far away from delivery either.

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:21 am

Looking forward to having a day off to see this

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/3...0945/world-s-biggest-plane-on-way/

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[Edited 2016-02-20 17:36:52]
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:55 am

Enjoying a coffee whilst planning some holidays this year. Got me thinking of the next step for QF customer investment. Couple of quick questions/thoughts regarding the QANTAS fleet and lounges-

Will the the 738 reconfiguration also be rolled out to the Jetconnect fleet?

Once the A330s are finished; do you think the A380 will be up next? Given QF are alleged to release details of their 789 cabins in April. And the trend for rather long lead times before they actually implement a change, could they also announce the 789 seats being fitted to business on the A380? They could then start this in 2017, with the 744 hanging around to support the fleet while the mods occur. Or is this my armchair logic? I like the sky bed but do prefer the 330 seats.

With Brisbane lounges set for a refit, which are next? Melbourne international may have more space once the new lounge spaces open. I would have thought the UA and MH lounges there would be on their last legs.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:56 am

VH-YQY has been painted! As you can see from the registration, this is a former Blue1 aircraft.

http://i.imgur.com/AXEmXYQ.jpg
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:09 am

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 85):

VH-YQY has been painted! As you can see from the registration, this is a former Blue1 aircraft.

That was a while ago! I was a BME airport airside when it came in during its ferry flight. I was hoping it was still in the Blue1 livery, but no, unfortunately it was already painted.

I assumed this was done in HEL, as flightradar has said it had come from there with quite short stops along the way (no time to paint during stops). If it was painted elsewhere, don't know why they'd fly it back to HEL, rather than fly to Australia from that location.

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Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:11 am

Quoting Qf175 (Reply 64):
Interesting comments in light of recent statements made by a certain member.

Well I had a good giggle reading this (the article, not the above comment)! Interesting HA have admitted BNE 4x/week in low season is not feasible. Also amused by the token male sales staff- suppose it saves HA from a sexual discrimination law suit...
 
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Quoting mariner (Reply 79):

And what would he do? It is possible he's one of those people who thrives in a crisis, and it's tough to t

A crisis that was almost completely of his own making.
Create a crisis, make up bogus threats to self, fudge the books, write off a big chunk of debt then with the aid of cheap fuel stage a miraculous recovery. Wonderful!   
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Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:32 am

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 88):
fudge the books

Considering the rather serious nature of this allegation, can you provide any concrete evidence of this? A report from an auditor? I assume that if you do you'll be reporting it to the authorities as soon as possible.
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Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:49 am

Quoting alatar144 (Reply 89):
Considering the rather serious nature of this allegation, can you provide any concrete evidence of this? A report from an auditor? I assume that if you do you'll be reporting it to the authorities as soon as possible.

Yes let me just get right into that especially just for you... Right after you prove that they haven't been.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:55 am

Quoting alatar144 (Reply 89):

Considering the rather serious nature of this allegation, can you provide any concrete evidence of this? A report from an auditor

There are plenty of legal ways to fudge the books... The old joke told to me by lecturer on day 1 of Accounting 1001 at uni, CEO asks accountant 'what does 1+1 equal?', accountant says 'whatever you want boss'.

A huge write down followed by drastically lower ongoing depreciation costs is a very simple way to engineer a remarkable profit recovery.

Similar thing done with Dick Smith, creating profits out of thin air. We know how well that turned out. Totally legal nonetheless.
 
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Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 90):
Yes let me just get right into that especially just for you... Right after you prove that they haven't been.
Personally I prescribe to the time tested where there is smoke there's usually fire.

So then you admit that you have no proof? In that case, preface your statements with a 'In my opinion' qualifier.....even if your opinion regarding Alan Joyce is common knowledge.

As for me providing proof, I don't have to. I'm not alleging anything. You're accusing Alan Joyce of fudging the books, it is incumbent upon on you to provide proof .....or acknowledge that you were stating your own personal, unprovable opinion.

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 91):
There are plenty of legal ways to fudge the books... The old joke told to me by lecturer on day 1 of Accounting 1001 at uni, CEO asks accountant 'what does 1+1 equal?', accountant says 'whatever you want boss'.

A huge write down followed by drastically lower ongoing depreciation costs is a very simple way to engineer a remarkable profit recovery.

Similar thing done with Dick Smith, creating profits out of thin air. We know how well that turned out. Totally legal nonetheless.

I 100% agree. But the user in question has a long history of anti-Joyce rhetoric and rarely stumps up proof of their allegations and seems to be allergic to separating their opinion from fact. All I'm doing is requesting proof.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:32 am

Quoting eta unknown (Reply 87):

Quoting Qf175 (Reply 64):
Interesting comments in light of recent statements made by a certain member.

Well I had a good giggle reading this (the article, not the above comment)! Interesting HA have admitted BNE 4x/week in low season is not feasible. Also amused by the token male sales staff- suppose it saves HA from a sexual discrimination law suit...

Where did they admit that? All that was suggested it might be seasonally adjusted. As for the male sales staff person, I'd suggest he probably got his position based on his skills and ability.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:46 am

Didn't see it mentioned here, but I read this morning that the An-225 is coming to Perth on two dates in April.

Can't wait! If it's here while I'm on my honeymoon I'll be damned well re-scheduling!
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:55 am

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 86):
That was a while ago! I was a BME airport airside when it came in during its ferry flight. I was hoping it was still in the Blue1 livery, but no, unfortunately it was already painted.

Oops, wasn't aware that it had already been delivered. Yes, it was painted in Helsinki.

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 91):
A huge write down followed by drastically lower ongoing depreciation costs is a very simple way to engineer a remarkable profit recovery.

  
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:00 am

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 91):
Similar thing done with Dick Smith, creating profits out of thin air. We know how well that turned out. Totally legal nonetheless.

Not really, in Dick Smith's case, it was not writing down the value of their inventory (in fact they wrote up the value of their inventory) early on that caused problems down the road. In QF's case, they wrote off the value of their aircraft upfront.

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 90):
Yes let me just get right into that especially just for you... Right after you prove that they haven't been.

Gotta love online forums sometimes. Someone can make a statement, then suggest that someone else has to come up with proof to disprove their statement. Usually the onus of proof is on the person making the claim/statement, but anyway...

Quoting qf744fan (Reply 94):
Didn't see it mentioned here, but I read this morning that the An-225 is coming to Perth on two dates in April.

Yeh it's bringing in some heavy duty mining equipment. But please don't skip your honeymoon  
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:17 am

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 95):
Yes, it was painted in Helsinki.

It was actually painted at Norwich, England. YQX the same.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:59 am

Quoting eta unknown (Reply 87):

Good grief, have you ever worked in leisure travel retail? Fewer men work in this industry than your average brothel! I'm not surprised there's only one man.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:05 am

Quoting SYDSpotter (Reply 96):

Not really, in Dick Smith's case

Did you read the words 'similar', 'profits out of thin air'? I didn't say they used exactly the same accounting strategy.

In both cases creative accounting was used to show a large profit increase so managers could pat themselves on the back and reap in the bonuses even if the underlying business had negligible change. In one of those cases the business became insolvent shortly thereafter; the other one? As a shareholder I certainly hope they're still solvent!

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