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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 the [...]

‘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 serious injury, [...]

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 were potentially [...]

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 talks [...]

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 and, [...]

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.
The [...]

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 stood down [...]

Cosy Qantas Deal With South Africa Passes Muster – Barely

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QANTAS will retain its cosy duopoly on the lucrative Australia to South Africa route, after authorities issued a two-year extension to the airline’s code-share agreement with South Africa Airways.
But the International Air Services Commission (IASC) came close to denying the application, admitting it would have blocked it had Virgin Blue not signalled that it planned [...]

British Airways Juggles Three Deals

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British Airways has woken up and discovered consolidation. It now has no less than two proposed mergers on its plate, with Spain’s Iberia and Australia’s Qantas, along with a planned transatlantic alliance with American Airlines. But successfully pulling off all three deals at the same time will be tricky, and cracks have already begun to [...]

Airline’s Merger Hopes May Plummet

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NEW Qantas boss Alan Joyce yesterday conceded there was a very reasonable chance controversial merger talks with British Airways would come to nothing.
The hurdles standing in the way of a $9billion tie-up – namely BA’s inferior economic state, and strict regulatory rules – were significantly tall and numerous, he said.
But if the merger talks progressed [...]

Qantas Says Significant Issues Tied To Merger Talks

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Qantas Airways Ltd., Australia’s biggest airline, says “significant matters” need to be resolved before a merger with British Airways Plc can be achieved.
These include “an appropriate merger ratio,” issues connected with British Airways’ pension fund and the global economic outlook, Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce said today in Sydney at a business lunch, the [...]

Spanish Airline A Barrier To Qantas Merger

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A MOOTED $8 billion Qantas merger with British Airways would be structured to ensure compliance with the Qantas Sale Act, but any deal could be jeopardised by BA choosing to merge first with Spanish airline Iberia.
Federal Transport Minister Anthony Albanese said yesterday that Qantas had to remain Australian-owned for national security reasons.
He cited bilateral [...]

Australia May Ease Qantas Foreign Ownership Curbs

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Australia will not allow an outright foreign takeover of national airline Qantas (QAN.AX: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) but would consider raising foreign ownership limits amid merger talks with British Airways (BAY.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), a minister said.
Last week, Qantas, the world’s 10th largest airline by market value, said it was exploring a [...]

Airline Mergers: Will Regulators Let Them Fly?

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They are both Irish and they both want to take over the world, or at least a good bit of its airspace. Willie Walsh, the Irish chief executive officer of British Airways announced on Tuesday that BA was plotting a merger with Qantas, the Australian flag carrier. Only 24 hours earlier, Michael O’Leary, the CEO [...]

BA To Creating ‘First Truly Global Airline’ With Qantas

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British Airways and Qantas are exploring a potential merger in the boldest move yet considered to accelerate consolidation in the global airline industry.
Following an initial approach from Qantas, BA said it was studying a merger with the Australian flag carrier “in a dual-listed company structure”. “This is an exciting step towards the creation of the [...]

Qanta’s Requirement

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As a Flight Attendant with QantasLink, you will be flying on the latest in Dash 8 turboprop aircraft and play a significant role in our customer’s journey. You will operate as either a solo Flight Attendant or as a member of a two person team in the cabin. However, you are always part of a [...]

Qantas Flight QF72 In-flight Upset

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The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has issued a preliminary report about an accident last month involving a Qantas A330-300 aircraft in which a number of people were injured. The aircraft, operating as Qantas Flight QF72, was en route from Singapore to Perth, Australia with 10 crew and 303 passengers on board when it experienced [...]

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