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Torpedo
2012-07-13 00:51:36 UTC
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...With imported Anglo-Saxon 'scab labours' managing Qantas, this shouldn't
be a surprise!!

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World's best airline named as Qantas plummets in rankings

July 13, 2012 - 10:35AM
Craig Platt

Qantas has plunged while rival Virgin Australia has surged in the annual
awards ranking the world's best airlines.

For the second year in a row, Qatar Airways took out the Airline of the Year
award for best airline in the world.

Qantas fell out of the World Airline Awards' top 10 for the first time,
dropping to number 15 from number eight last year. The airline's ranking has
sunk every year since 2008, when it peaked at number three. This year's drop
comes in the wake of last year's industrial dispute that saw CEO Alan Joyce
ground the airline's entire fleet in October, affecting about 68,000
passengers worldwide.

Virgin Australia, conversely, has surged up the rankings 20 places, up to
12th spot from 32nd last year.

Virgin Australia also took out the awards for best airline and best airline
staff service in the Australia-Pacific region.

Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted said the awards were "something of a victory
over the more established legacy carriers that have previously taken the top
prizes in these categories".

Virgin Australia's Mark Hassal said that the new products the airline has
introduced over the past 18 months were "making a real difference".

Virgin Australia is locked in a heated battle with Qantas for business class
passengers, increasing capacity and bringing lie-flat seating on to domestic
flights. The war has resulted in business class fares hitting a 20-year low.

Among local budget airlines, Jetstar was named best low-cost carrier for
Australia-Pacific.

Still in our region, Air New Zealand had a worse showing than Qantas,
dropping to number 17 in the worldwide rankings after reaching 7th last
year.

The World Airline Awards are determined by passenger surveys conducted by
research firm Skytrax, who surveyed 28 million passengers at airports around
the world.

The awards were announced last night at the Farnborough Air Show in the UK.

Plaisted congratulated Qatar Airways on the airline's second consecutive
win, pointing out that the carrier had rapidly climbed the rankings from its
number eight spot six years ago.

"The award reflects opinions of passengers around the world, and is based on
every customer type across all cabins - be they business or leisure,
frequent or first-time flyers," Plaisted said.

Several other awards were announced, including best first-class seats
(Cathay Pacific), best business-class seats (Oman Air), best inflight
entertainment (Emirates) and best premium economy seats (Air New Zealand).
World's best airlines 2012

Previous year's ranking in brackets.

1. Qatar Airways (1)

2. Asiana Airlines (3)

3. Singapore Airlines (2)

4. Cathay Pacific Airways (4)

5. ANA All Nippon Airways (11)

6. Etihad Airways (6)

7. Turkish Airlines (9)

8. Emirates (10)

9. Thai Airways International (5)

10. Malaysia Airlines (12)

11. Garuda Indonesia (19)

12. Virgin Australia (32)

13. EVA Air (16)

14. Lufthansa (15)

15. Qantas Airways (8)

16. Korean Air (24)

17. Air New Zealand (7)

18. Swiss Int'l Air Lines (13)

19. Air Canada (21)

20. Hainan Airlines (23)
Surfer
2012-07-13 02:53:49 UTC
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World's best airline named as Qantas plummets in rankings
Those rankings don't seem to have taken plane accident fatalities into
account.
http://www.airfleets.net/crash/fatalities_airline.htm

Eg. Although Asiana Airlines is ranked second, the above link says it
has had 68 fatalities, versus zero for Qantas.

Singapore Airlines is ranked third, but has had 83 fatalities.
Post by Torpedo
Previous year's ranking in brackets.
1. Qatar Airways (1)
2. Asiana Airlines (3)
3. Singapore Airlines (2)
4. Cathay Pacific Airways (4)
5. ANA All Nippon Airways (11)
6. Etihad Airways (6)
7. Turkish Airlines (9)
8. Emirates (10)
9. Thai Airways International (5)
10. Malaysia Airlines (12)
11. Garuda Indonesia (19)
12. Virgin Australia (32)
13. EVA Air (16)
14. Lufthansa (15)
15. Qantas Airways (8)
16. Korean Air (24)
17. Air New Zealand (7)
18. Swiss Int'l Air Lines (13)
19. Air Canada (21)
20. Hainan Airlines (23)
son of a bitch
2012-07-13 03:16:25 UTC
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World's best airline named as Qantas plummets in rankings
Those rankings don't seem to have taken plane accident fatalities into
account.
http://www.airfleets.net/crash/fatalities_airline.htm
Eg. Although Asiana Airlines is ranked second, the above link says it
has had 68 fatalities, versus zero for Qantas.
Singapore Airlines is ranked third, but has had 83 fatalities.
Post by Torpedo
Previous year's ranking in brackets.
1. Qatar Airways (1)
2. Asiana Airlines (3)
3. Singapore Airlines (2)
4. Cathay Pacific Airways (4)
5. ANA All Nippon Airways (11)
6. Etihad Airways (6)
7. Turkish Airlines (9)
8. Emirates (10)
9. Thai Airways International (5)
10. Malaysia Airlines (12)
11. Garuda Indonesia (19)
12. Virgin Australia (32)
13. EVA Air (16)
14. Lufthansa (15)
15. Qantas Airways (8)
16. Korean Air (24)
17. Air New Zealand (7)
18. Swiss Int'l Air Lines (13)
19. Air Canada (21)
20. Hainan Airlines (23)
It would be hard to quantify
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Rob
2012-07-13 03:24:02 UTC
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Post by Torpedo
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World's best airline named as Qantas plummets in rankings
One important point you missed.

This ranking was conducted by Skytrax.
Post by Surfer
Those rankings don't seem to have taken plane accident fatalities into
account.
http://www.airfleets.net/crash/fatalities_airline.htm
Eg. Although Asiana Airlines is ranked second, the above link says it
has had 68 fatalities, versus zero for Qantas.
Singapore Airlines is ranked third, but has had 83 fatalities.
Post by Torpedo
Previous year's ranking in brackets.
1. Qatar Airways (1)
2. Asiana Airlines (3)
3. Singapore Airlines (2)
4. Cathay Pacific Airways (4)
5. ANA All Nippon Airways (11)
6. Etihad Airways (6)
7. Turkish Airlines (9)
8. Emirates (10)
9. Thai Airways International (5)
10. Malaysia Airlines (12)
11. Garuda Indonesia (19)
12. Virgin Australia (32)
13. EVA Air (16)
14. Lufthansa (15)
15. Qantas Airways (8)
16. Korean Air (24)
17. Air New Zealand (7)
18. Swiss Int'l Air Lines (13)
19. Air Canada (21)
20. Hainan Airlines (23)
bringyagrogalong
2012-07-13 07:18:44 UTC
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Post by Rob
http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/worlds-best-airline-named-as...
World's best airline named as Qantas plummets in rankings
One important point you missed.
This ranking was conducted by Skytrax.
Indeed! The most respected consultancy on the planet with the world's
largest airline and airport review and ranking site.

Qantas is fucked, thanks to Joyce trashing the brand.

What hurt QANTAS was that Irish git grounding the airline worldwide
because of an industrial dispute.

Passengers deserted QANTAS in droves due to that and it will never
recover from it.

Something else that's hurting QANTAS is their appalling safety record
since Joyce tried to save a few quid by outsourcing maintenance to
third world shitholes.

I do a fair bit of flying and I wouldn't fly QANTAS for free.

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Rob
2012-07-13 09:37:06 UTC
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Post by Rob
http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/worlds-best-airline-named-as...
World's best airline named as Qantas plummets in rankings
One important point you missed.
This ranking was conducted by Skytrax.
Indeed! The most respected consultancy on the planet with the world's
largest airline and airport review and ranking site.
Who voted in this pole? did you vote ? have you flown QATAR.

Like many many others you also don't support Australian products or
services which supports Australian workers. Funny about that.
Post by bringyagrogalong
Qantas is fucked, thanks to Joyce trashing the brand.
You can't run a charity for the workers who are not supporting their
product.
Post by bringyagrogalong
What hurt QANTAS was that Irish git grounding the airline worldwide
because of an industrial dispute.
Passengers deserted QANTAS in droves due to that and it will never
recover from it.
You sure?
Post by bringyagrogalong
Something else that's hurting QANTAS is their appalling safety record
since Joyce tried to save a few quid by outsourcing maintenance to
third world shitholes.
When has this changed QANTAS's record?
Post by bringyagrogalong
I do a fair bit of flying and I wouldn't fly QANTAS for free.
Like loop the loop
Post by bringyagrogalong
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HD
2012-07-13 12:13:01 UTC
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Post by Rob
http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/worlds-best-airline-named-as...
World's best airline named as Qantas plummets in rankings
One important point you missed.
This ranking was conducted by Skytrax.
Indeed! The most respected consultancy on the planet with the world's
largest airline and airport review and ranking site.
Who voted in this pole? did you vote ? have you flown QATAR.
Like many many others you also don't support Australian products or
services which supports Australian workers. Funny about that.
Have a look at Qantas destinations from Brisbane.
Post by Rob
Post by bringyagrogalong
Qantas is fucked, thanks to Joyce trashing the brand.
You can't run a charity for the workers who are not supporting their
product.
Post by bringyagrogalong
What hurt QANTAS was that Irish git grounding the airline worldwide
because of an industrial dispute.
Passengers deserted QANTAS in droves due to that and it will never
recover from it.
You sure?
Post by bringyagrogalong
Something else that's hurting QANTAS is their appalling safety record
since Joyce tried to save a few quid by outsourcing maintenance to
third world shitholes.
When has this changed QANTAS's record?
Post by bringyagrogalong
I do a fair bit of flying and I wouldn't fly QANTAS for free.
Like loop the loop
Post by bringyagrogalong
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Rob
2012-07-14 00:33:48 UTC
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Post by bringyagrogalong
Post by Rob
http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/worlds-best-airline-named-as...
World's best airline named as Qantas plummets in rankings
One important point you missed.
This ranking was conducted by Skytrax.
Indeed! The most respected consultancy on the planet with the world's
largest airline and airport review and ranking site.
Who voted in this pole? did you vote ? have you flown QATAR.
Like many many others you also don't support Australian products or
services which supports Australian workers. Funny about that.
Have a look at Qantas destinations from Brisbane.
Just talking about QANTAS employees and by not supporting the airline.
Petzl
2012-07-13 06:46:08 UTC
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Post by Torpedo
http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/worlds-best-airline-named-as-qantas-plummets-in-rankings-20120713-21zuc.html#ixzz20SVjJpsT
World's best airline named as Qantas plummets in rankings
Those rankings don't seem to have taken plane accident fatalities into
account.
http://www.airfleets.net/crash/fatalities_airline.htm
Eg. Although Asiana Airlines is ranked second, the above link says it
has had 68 fatalities, versus zero for Qantas.
Singapore Airlines is ranked third, but has had 83 fatalities.
Just more self serving Moslem airline crap.
The poll taken by the paper has Qatar Airways not even in running
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Daniel65
2020-06-22 12:13:42 UTC
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World's best airline named as Qantas plummets in rankings
Those rankings don't seem to have taken plane accident fatalities into
account.
http://www.airfleets.net/crash/fatalities_airline.htm
Eg. Although Asiana Airlines is ranked second, the above link says it
has had 68 fatalities, versus zero for Qantas.
Singapore Airlines is ranked third, but has had 83 fatalities.
I guess it's only *living* passengers who get to vote!
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Daniel65
2020-06-22 12:11:45 UTC
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...With imported Anglo-Saxon 'scab labours' managing Qantas, this
shouldn't be a surprise!!
http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/worlds-best-airline-named-as-qantas-plummets-in-rankings-20120713-21zuc.html#ixzz20SVjJpsT
World's best airline named as Qantas plummets in rankings
July 13, 2012 - 10:35AM
Craig Platt
Qantas has plunged while rival Virgin Australia has surged in the annual
awards ranking the world's best airlines.
For the second year in a row, Qatar Airways took out the Airline of the
Year award for best airline in the world.
Qantas fell out of the World Airline Awards' top 10 for the first time,
dropping to number 15 from number eight last year. The airline's ranking
has sunk every year since 2008, when it peaked at number three. This
year's drop comes in the wake of last year's industrial dispute that saw
CEO Alan Joyce ground the airline's entire fleet in October, affecting
about 68,000 passengers worldwide.
<Snip>

And yet Virgin Australia is just short of being brought out by an
overseas consortium!!

How the tables have turned!!
Post by Torpedo
Previous year's ranking in brackets.
1. Qatar Airways (1)
2. Asiana Airlines (3)
3. Singapore Airlines (2)
4. Cathay Pacific Airways (4)
5. ANA All Nippon Airways (11)
6. Etihad Airways (6)
7. Turkish Airlines (9)
8. Emirates (10)
9. Thai Airways International (5)
10. Malaysia Airlines (12)
11. Garuda Indonesia (19)
12. Virgin Australia (32)
13. EVA Air (16)
14. Lufthansa (15)
15. Qantas Airways (8)
16. Korean Air (24)
17. Air New Zealand (7)
18. Swiss Int'l Air Lines (13)
19. Air Canada (21)
20. Hainan Airlines (23)
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news18
2020-06-22 13:12:01 UTC
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And yet Virgin Australia is just short of being brought out by an
overseas consortium!!
How the tables have turned!!
Err, it is already fully owned by OS companies.
They are just running PR to get government funds.
Ördög
2020-06-23 00:39:33 UTC
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Post by news18
Post by Daniel65
And yet Virgin Australia is just short of being brought out by an
overseas consortium!!
How the tables have turned!!
Err, it is already fully owned by OS companies.
They are just running PR to get government funds.
Had 7 billion debt when folded, using covid as a convenient excuse.

If covid hadn't come along, Virgin would still have gone belly up.

Badly managed all round, QANTAS eating their lunch.
Daniel65
2020-06-30 12:10:38 UTC
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Post by Ördög
On Mon, 22 Jun 2020 13:12:01 -0000 (UTC)
Post by news18
Post by Daniel65
And yet Virgin Australia is just short of being brought out by an
overseas consortium!!
How the tables have turned!!
Err, it is already fully owned by OS companies.
Yes, but at least most of those OS companies had been in the Airline
business, so should have brought some industry knowledge into play!
Post by Ördög
Post by news18
They are just running PR to get government funds.
Had 7 billion debt when folded, using covid as a convenient excuse.
Can't say I heard how much the new owners paid for the business,
complete with debt!
Post by Ördög
If covid hadn't come along, Virgin would still have gone belly up.
Yeap!
Post by Ördög
Badly managed all round, QANTAS eating their lunch.
Yeap ..... again!
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Dechucka
2020-06-30 20:23:20 UTC
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Post by Daniel65
And yet Virgin Australia is just short of being brought out by an
overseas consortium!!
How the tables have turned!!
Err, it is already fully owned by OS companies.
Not fully as the holding company WAS listed on the ASX as Virgin
Australia Holdings
Post by news18
They are just running PR to get government funds.
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