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Old 09-02-2012, 07:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am sure most of you have read the thread about EK and QF looking at an interlining agreement / code share, if not here is the thread -

Qantas To Axe Frankfurt - EK Announcement Imminent — Civil Aviation Forum | Airliners.net

There are plenty of Aussies here and I wanted to know how they feel? Anyone else feel free to throw in your 2c

For me this is a great move. I love what Alan is trying to take the company. Well played on delaying the A380's if this was all in the pipe works because with EK's 90+ coming why outlay if they can use their metal. I could really see this being the rebirth of QF as a different type of carrier. I dont think they will just become a regional carrier. But I hope this really works otherwise I see QF down the ****ter.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I want to use the late Neil Amstrong famous phrase "A small step for EK and a giant leap (of faith) for QF". While I concur to the overall strategy to find another hub for QF, going to bed with EK may become a poison chalice for QF. Not sure whether I want to hub at Dubai every time I fly to Europe.

I felt QF is starting losing its spirit, too much focus on cost, lack of innovation ... a sad era for QF. It is now a beancounter's airline. Boring....
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It had been predicted, the only way airlines will be able to survive is by consolidating an already fragmented market. Look at Lufthansa for example who owns Swiss, and Austrian to but a few. Working partnerships is what it's all about.

I for one am pleased. EK are offering lower fares and great service. DXB is used primarily as a hub, connecting Europe and N/S.America with Asia, Africa and Australasia.. If QF's customer base to Europe is shrinking the why not use a carrier who's isn't?

With all of these changes to the market, I see EK ordering more A380's in the future....
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think QF are shooting themselves in the foot, and this marks the beginning of the end of their stance in the long haul market out of Australia.

For EK to go in to partnership with a loss-making competitor tells me that they're trying remove said competition in the long run. It's just an opportunity for EK to further increase their yields out of Australia and potentially lift prices once the competition is gone.

Also, maintaining frequent flyer status with QF aside, why would anyone want to fly QF to DXB and then change to an EK flight to the majority of European destinations on offer, when you can fly EK the whole way through?

Also, say goodbye to seeing the QF A380 on the extremely lucrative SYD-SIN route. I bet SQ are laughing.

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Old 09-09-2012, 12:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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SQ are laughing so hard.... because they are in the same posistion as QF. Lets see how their market is going for them.

People want to fly via DXB because its the best way, they offer cheap fares, how rapt would you be to get a QF A over an EK!
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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DXB offers cheaper fares because there low airport tax cuts a couple hundred £ off the fare.
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DXB offers cheaper fares because there low airport tax cuts a couple hundred £ off the fare.
Yep!! Exactly.
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And thats not a bad thing for QF.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:05 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Next Year I am flying to Jordan from adelaide. Can't do that with Qantas. Their best offer is Adelaide-Sydney-Hong Kong. Then switch to Royal Jordanian vian Bankok to Amman.
Emirates will operate out of Adelaide from november onwards. So I can fly Adelaide-Dubai-Amman. Much shorter flight times and a reasonable price. Bonus for me all flights are on B777's
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Next Year I am flying to Jordan from adelaide. Can't do that with Qantas. Their best offer is Adelaide-Sydney-Hong Kong. Then switch to Royal Jordanian vian Bankok to Amman.
Emirates will operate out of Adelaide from november onwards. So I can fly Adelaide-Dubai-Amman. Much shorter flight times and a reasonable price. Bonus for me all flights are on B777's
Then you haven't flown on an A380 yet..

Personally, i always prefer a mix and variety, but to each his own..
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Yes I have flown on an A380 In June/July this year I flew Melbourne - Los Angeles an return with Qantas on one of their A380's. Very nice it was too. I haven't flown on a B777 yet
Next month I'm going to Hong Kong with Singapore Airlines so I go Adelaide - Singapore and return on A A330. Singapore to Hong Kong on a B777-300ER and then Hong Kong to Singapore on a A380.
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