Am on a trip to the US for work and like most am compelled to fly Qantas because United offer no alternative, especially as the planes are 50 years old but younger than any member of staff. I feel like I should be standing up and offering them a seat.
I hate the United/Qantas duopoly flying to the
"The economic modelling work [on the Pacific Route] that we have done suggests that the benefits of an airline such as Singapore entering that route would be very, very small to the Australian tourism industry,"
Must be the first time in history that a conservative government economic model showed that more competition would have no positive impact. Presumably Truss clutches his chairman’s club membership and hopes no one notices the inconsistency.
Without competition Qantas take me for granted. For example they announced with much fan-fair and mutual back-slapping that the new Qantas in-flight entertainment would be launched. This would be a revolution – they proclaimed – as Qantas would be offering video and audio on demand. Let put aside that Cathay,
If Singapore flew the Pacific route it would bring prices down, service up and maybe convince Qantas to install an entertainment system that works, employ staff that smile, serve meals within 3 hours of take off and stock magazines put out after the Labor government lost power. And the punch-line – I get of this flight and have to connect on an American Airlines flight.