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The $450m downgrade that sent Qantas shares diving

Qantas shares went into a power dive to a record low of $1.20 in early trading this morning after it slashed its profit guidance as much as 90%.

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Qantas’ future up in the air after the great divide

There are some difficult questions left unanswered about the future of Qantas as an international Australian flag carrier.

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Defiant Jetstar to fight dodgy pilot contract claims

A combination of bravado and tacit admission of wrongdoing is contained in a defiant statement by Jetstar saying it will fight the charges laid by the FWA Ombudsman.

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Zooming in on the fine print of Qantas’ China Eastern proposal

In the rush to excite the markets and placate Qantas shareholders has anyone bothered to read the fine print about Alan Joyce’s plan to partner with China Eastern? Four words: ‘subject to regulatory approval’, writes Andrew Payne.

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Qantas sticking to what it knows with new Asia hook-up

No one with business contacts in Hong Kong or China would be in any doubt that this is potentially a huge opportunity for Qantas.

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New online Tele … Rupert visits Wapping … Ten’s NRL bid …

Yesterday, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper “refreshed” its website. Plus other media news of the day …

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Qantas ditches share dividend again — and 500 jobs

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce this morning delivered what he conceded was a poor half-year-to-December 31 performance by the company, while leaving considerable uncertainty hanging over jobs and services.

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More stress for Qantas as Virgin confirms key routes

Virgin Australia confirmed what is only the first substantial addition of wide-bodied A330 capacity to key interstate markets that it will make in the nearer term.

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Everyone might get what they want in Qantas dispute

Job security at Qantas was supposed to be impossible to guarantee. It was supposed to be fatal to the airline’s ability to escape from the confines of Australia’s borders and become competitive.

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Asian airlines throw spanners into Qantas works

Events during the past 24 hours are not proving kind to Qantas’ ambitions in Asia. Vietnam Airlines and Malaysia Airlines have thrown spanners in the works.

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Eight of the best power grabs of 2011

The past year has provided a smorgasbord of power snatching opportunities for those looking to increase their influence. Tom Cowie examines the eight most important ones in Australia.

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Red Q, Un-Dead Q, where does Qantas go now?

Are claims by Qantas CEO Alan Joyce that it has not dropped its Red Q Asia based carrier credible? It appears to be like the parrot in the Monty Python sketch, not dead, just not talking, writes Ben Sandilands.

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How busy was the Qantas Club lounge last week?

The Qantas Club in Brisbane was an empty affair last week. Qantas premium travel bookings on the main east coast routes were down 40% in October. Alan Joyce blamed the threat of industrial action. Is that fair? asks Ben Sandilands.

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Alan Joyce faces fire in Senate grilling

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce faces a huge task to rebuild his credibility after a morning of intense questioning before a Senate inquiry.

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Did Qantas fraudulently sell tickets on October 29?

According to Alan Joyce, on the morning of Saturday, October 29, the Qantas board decided to ground its fleets at 5pm that afternoon. And yet they continued to sell tickets throughout the day — probably in their thousands, writes Ben Sandilands.

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The Qantas quagmire podcast

Crikey’s political podcast with Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane joining Crikey editor Sophie Black to analyse the political and economic fallout stemming from Qantas’s historic decision to ground their national and international fleet.

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How Clifford took the Qantas chair as a consolation prize

While Alan Joyce is copping most of the grief for the provocative Qantas lock-out on Saturday, no such decision can ever be taken without full board approval.

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Qantas v Virgin: prepare to be bribed with bonuses

Qantas now has a real threat to deal with — Virgin Australia, with its bigger, cheaper business-class seats, real meals in economy class, lounges with food and seats for everyone. With lower fares.

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Delegitimising unions

Crikey reads have their say.

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Restoring Qantas to public ownership

Crikey readers have their say.

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Post-grounding, now it’s the Qantas-Virgin bidding war

Qantas and its natural enemy, Virgin Australia, are rolling out a massive and costly bidding war to retain or gain the customers that matter, the ones who fly frequently.

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The good, the bad and the Qantas

Crikey readers have their say.

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The remorseless logic and profound disdain of Alan Joyce

Qantas is prepared to threaten the Australian economy and thus has the government over a barrel. But it’s confirming Australians’ growing resentment of corporations.

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Thank goodness for a sensible arbitration system

Goodness knows what continuing misery Australian air travelers would have gone through were it not for the safety net of having industrial disputes settled by arbitration when all else fails.

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Crikey says: the slow burn of Qantas customers

Yesterday’s decision by Fair Work Australia to terminate the fractious Qantas dispute gives the lie to the continuing criticism from business about the Fair Work Act somehow being pro-union.

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