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Qantas axes 123 jobs in Bangkok following cabin crew base closure

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123 Thai nationals have been left unemployed following Qantas’ decision to close its cabin crew base in Bangkok. The airline, which blamed the closure on a slump in international travel demand, said the base was no longer viable. The Australian carrier had previously embarked on a large recruitment drive for offshore cabin crew in a […]

Qantas closes Bangkok cabin crew base

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Qantas Airways Ltd has shut its cabin crew base in Bangkok, leading to about 123 Thai nationals losing their jobs, according to media reports. The airline has decided to close the Thailand base because of falling demand for international travel. With Bangkok now closed – Auckland, London and Tokyo are the three remaining off shore […]

Qantas axes 123 cabin crew jobs

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Qantas has closed its cabin crew base in Bangkok – one of three overseas – leading to a loss of about 123 jobs because of a big slump in demand for international travel. The airline previously embarked on a large recruitment drive for overseas cabin crew in a bid to cut labour costs and dilute […]

'Mile high' sex romp stewardess on assault counts

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LISA Robertson, the stewardess made famous after her ”mile-high” romp with film star Ralph Fiennes, has been charged with assault. Police confirmed yesterday that a St Kilda woman had been charged with a series of assault-related offences following an altercation outside a Barkly Street restaurant on August 16. She has been charged with recklessly causing […]

British Airways merger talks with Qantas collapse

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Qantas said that following “detailed discussions” the two carriers could not reach an agreement on the “key terms” of the proposed £3.6bn deal that the airlines have been trying to hammer out in recent weeks. The news is likely to come as a blow to BA chief executive Willie Walsh who has made it his […]

Qantas Involved In Global Conspiracy

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New Zealand’s competition watchdog has accused a host of airlines, including Qantas, of a global conspiracy to raise the price of freighting cargo. The Commerce Commission in New Zealand on Monday said it had begun High Court proceedings against 13 airlines and seven staff, including senior executives. Up to 60 airlines globally and many individuals […]

Flight To merger

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If a super alliance between Malaysia Airlines and Australia’s largest carrier Qantas Airways or any other major airline were to take off, it will shock pundits who believe such a deal will not materialise due to tough hurdles, even if it excludes an equity swap. The scepticism has much to do with the failed merger […]

The Price Of Fuel Has Dropped And So Should Air Fares

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Australia’s major airlines – and some international carriers – are testing the loyalty of customers by announcing token reductions in their fuel surcharges despite the collapse in the oil price. Qantas and Singapore Airlines have reduced their international surcharges by about 10 per cent. Qantas has reduced its domestic surcharges by about 20 per cent […]

Qantas-BA Merger Offers Passengers Few Benefits

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AUSTRALIAN travellers can be forgiven if they are struggling to see what is in the Qantas-British Airways merger for them, experts say. So far, the only benefits the potential partners are offering passengers are access to a bigger network and a larger frequent flyer program — but neither claim has been fleshed out with details. […]

Qantas Stands Down Two Flight Attendants Amid Investigation

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Qantas has stood down two flight attendants following allegations of sexual misconduct levelled against them by another staff member. It is believed the allegation is that the two men became sexually involved with a 17-year-old female passenger on a London-bound flight. A spokesman for Australia’s largest airline today said the two staff members had been […]

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