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Feb 28, 2014

Virgin’s blues no match for the deterioration of Qantas

Virgin released its own set of bad numbers today -- but the spotlight continues to shine on a Qantas in crisis.

Ben Sandilands — Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands

Editor of Plane Talking

On what should have been a day of pain for Virgin Australia — reporting its own set of very, very bad numbers in a first-half loss of $83.7 million — it’s Qantas where matters seem to be deteriorating fast.

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  1. zut alors

    ‘…any government assistance for that carrier could send airline competition back to the privileged and costly ’80s.’

    Ah yes, Ben, as a traveller I recall they were the good old days (apart from smoking being permitted). There were fewer people & queues, the entire process was uncomplicated.

  2. Bill Parker

    And no checking to make sure your trousers do not fall down when the belt ( how do you hide anything in a belt?) is put in the tray with jacket, shoes and phone.

    I then loudly announce”THR”and they get the message and wand me.

    The most officious ones are at CBR. PER are used to explosives traces and steel capped boots.

    None of this in the 80s as ZA says!

  3. Venise Alstergren

    Being ‘privileged’ was fun. And, in those days, you stood a chance of being upgraded to first class. These days it is mass transit, for a mass price and zero service.

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