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Joyce’s mangy kangaroo must look to Asia for help

In 2011, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce claimed Jetstar was the region’s “leading low cost carrier”. Clearly, this is no longer the case. It’s time for Joyce to eat humble pie, and accept an economic rescue from his south-east Asian counterparts.

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Crikey Clarifier: how raw is Qantas’ deal compared with rivals?

Qantas execs say they’re not operating on a level playing field. With their competitors getting plenty of goodies and subsidies from their governments they want some too. Do they have a point?

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‘We’re the reason you fly Emirates’: Qantas gets its partner

The ACCC has all-but approved the Qantas-Emirates partnership — cementing Qantas’ future as a cipher rather than an airline in its own right. What will be the impact on consumers and the tourism industry?

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Battle of the Qantas chiefs: tourism is just a sideshow

The public slanging match between Qantas chief Alan Joyce and ex-CEO Geoff Dixon is about the future direction of Qantas as the national carrier, not the tourism market.

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The kangaroo diverts to Dubai as Qantas, Emirates get cosy

Qantas has signed a 10-year “beyond just a code share” deal with Emirates. So what does it mean for travellers? More time in Dubai and a better deal for frequent flyers.

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Virgin and ‘Emiratichokers’ advance on Qantas

Virgin and ‘Emiratichokers’ are advancing on Qantas’ patch — sparking a price war.

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Qantas pilots dispute getting more bitter by the moment

The rhetoric in the Qantas pilots dispute today is more bitter than anything heard in airline circles since the infamous pilot strike of 1989.

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The ash cloud costs soar for passengers and airlines

Emirates has put a cost of $10 million a day on the volcanic ash crisis, Singapore Airlines says it is too busy looking after passengers to start counting, and Qantas agrees, reports Ben Sandilands.

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Single cabin short haul shake up

Another set of nails have been driven into the coffin of class distinctions and curtain partitioned cabins in short haul air travel, with Air New Zealand to offer single cabin services across the Tasman, writes Ben Sandilands.

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Copenhagen, the glass is half full

Crikey readers weigh in on the pessimism surrounding Copenhagen, the Conroy’s filter fight and hiding the Emirates mistake.

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Emirates dices with death at Keilor Park

After the near disaster at Melbourne Airport on March 20 involving an Emirates Airbus A345 running off the end of the runway and two pilots who were later fired, a major ATSB study has been launched. What went wrong?

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Dubai: a climate of fear for those with debts

While Americans ate their Thanksgiving turkey, financial markets were being stuffed by the Dubai goose, with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his family shocking global markets by saying he wants a six-month standstill on some of the debt issued by Dubai World.

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Royal bailout for Emirates?

Crikey’s readers are sending in tips from around the traps today: Has the Royal Family of Dubai bailed out Emirates? … Cloudstreet loses TV backing? … disgruntled University of Melbourne employee fights back.

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Emirates for court in ACCC robber airlines push

The great global air freight price fixing scandal caught up with another airline in Australia today when the ACCC said it was taking Emirates to court over alleged cartel like behaviour.

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Emirates near miss reveals problems on the ground

Brain fade or incompetency at Melbourne Airport compromised border security and passenger welfare after the Emirates accident involving flight EK407 on 20 March.

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Which NSW minister is having an affair with a stripper?

Who is the lucky lady? And who is the latest senior Rudd staffer to resign? Tipsters tell all.

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Qantas asks how Emirates’ near crash flew under radar

Sometime early in April, Qantas senior management is believed to have put rockets up News and Fairfax senior management.

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Emirates flight 407: centimetres from death

On 20 March, Emirates flight EK 407 from Melbourne and the 275 people on board were seconds and centimetres from a fiery death.

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Qantas throws a match into bonfire of the airlines

The QF+BA “merger of equals” discussion, which sources credit to former Qantas CEO Geoff Dixon, is to consolidation what the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand was to world peace in 1914, writes Ben Sandilands.

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Dubai Aerospace bids for Auckland Airport

There are some things airport and airline investors need to know about the two year old Dubai Aerospace Enterprises (DAE) group of companies which has just put $2.3 billion on the table for at least 51 per cent of Auckland Airport.

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