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Jul 26, 2012

Time for Joyce to deliver on Qantas-Emirates deal

Qantas reclaimed the some of the headlines today with TV and radio bulletins saying that it was close to forging an agreement with Emirates Airways. But Alan Joyce has to deliver it.

Ben Sandilands ā€” Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands

Editor of Plane Talking

Qantas reclaimed some of the headlines today with TV and radio bulletins saying it was “close to forging an agreement with Emirates Airways”.

An unfortunate choice of word, forging. The outing of a possible or potential closer commercial relationship between Qantas and the giant Middle East carrier, on which it has heaped years of insults and invective, had better be real otherwise the departure of the current group CEO Alan Joyce, and pressure on the entire board of directors, will be rapidly escalated by the investment community.

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3 thoughts on “Time for Joyce to deliver on Qantas-Emirates deal

  1. Migraine

    Maybe it would be more accurate to say that Qantas are close to striking a deal …

  2. The Old Bill

    Qantas just have to start offering value for money again. Recent trips to Europe on Qantas / codeshare and other airlines shows how far QANTAS has sunk.

    Only one drinks trolley run in economy on QANTAS, second serves actively discouraged and a promising “Neil Perry inspired” menu offering what turned out to be gristle and rubbish for dinner and half a donut for breakfast after a 12 hour flight.
    Two drinks trolley runs with BA, plus offers of more if you wanted. Plain menu offering what turned out to be an excellent meal and BA’s “famous Full English Breakfast”. The drinks and meal service on BA’s short European flights were also way above QANTAS long haul offerings

    Turkish Airlines one step better again with non stop buffet service with a smile and vegetarians dancing in the aisles.
    QANTAS staff were great, but if they arn’t allowed to serve real food and drink very soon, I will have to use up my points, cash in my Qtags and travel Emirates!

    Joyce should hang his head in shame at destroying QANTAS customer loyalty and turning a unique high quality airline into one of the worst value carriers flying.

  3. AllanJohn

    Hi Ben,
    I just did a trip to Europe & decided to try the HK route on a Qantas booking (I travel in the ass end). The QF leg was fine, the time on the ground in HK was not excessive but the BA leg was feral. Never again.
    On another matter, can we, as shareholders, find out how much Joyce et al spent on the Olympics? I believe that there were lots of free loaders in UK and extra crewing just for VIP flights.
    What dividend?

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