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A spirited defence of the sport of kings (or: animal rights nuts, sod off)

Crikey November 9, 2015 6 Comments

Thank goodness someone has been brave enough to defend the Emirates Melbourne Cup, that proletariat working-man's festival brought to you by Myer and Tom Waterhouse. Crikey's resident bigwig, Sir Herbert Stunkram thanks Guy Rundle for his contribution to the cause.

Oh god, air travel is about to get even more hellish

Oh god, air travel is about to get even more hellish

Ben Sandilands April 30, 2015

Australia is about to get a lot more wide-body airplanes. Unfortunately, they won't be any roomier.

Are the MH370 investigators deliberately undermining the search?

Are the MH370 investigators deliberately undermining the search?

Ben Sandilands January 19, 2015

A new article by a Canadian mathematician raises some compelling points about the real agenda of the MH370 investigation.

Joyce’s mangy kangaroo must look to Asia for help

Joyce’s mangy kangaroo must look to Asia for help

Michael Sainsbury September 9, 2014 5 Comments

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.

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

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

Myriam Robin February 21, 2014 11 Comments

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?

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

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

Ben Sandilands December 20, 2012 3 Comments

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?

Battle of the Qantas chiefs: tourism is just a sideshow

Battle of the Qantas chiefs: tourism is just a sideshow

Ben Sandilands November 29, 2012 3 Comments

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.

The kangaroo diverts to Dubai as Qantas, Emirates get cosy

Ben Sandilands September 6, 2012 3 Comments

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.

Virgin and ‘Emiratichokers’ advance on Qantas

Ben Sandilands July 5, 2012 2 Comments

Virgin and 'Emiratichokers' are advancing on Qantas' patch -- sparking a price war.

Qantas pilots dispute getting more bitter by the moment

Qantas pilots dispute getting more bitter by the moment

Ben Sandilands February 10, 2011 7 Comments

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