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Meli
11-21-2011, 10:47 PM
Some of you may be aware that our national carrier QANTAS, was in a spot of bother with the Unions a few weeks ago.
In response to union actions, management grounded the whole fleet worldwide stranding thousands of passengers.

Not a very smart PR move one would have thought.
Here's their latest attempt to restore the brands image. :d:d

A competition on twitter

http://www.theage.com.au/travel/travel-news/qantas-makes-hash-of-tweet-campaign-20111122-1nsa4.html

You cant fool all the people all the time

Larks
11-21-2011, 11:47 PM
What do you have against Qantas Meli?


management grounded the whole fleet worldwide stranding thousands of passengers

Joyce grounded the airline, management in general, being employees of the airline, are now working their guts out on marketing campaigns and the things that they are paid to do to keep their jobs, pay their mortgages and feed their families.

The Bigfella
11-21-2011, 11:52 PM
Meli seems to think, based on posts across several threads, that companies all deserve to be punished.

seanz
11-21-2011, 11:56 PM
Social media expert James Griffin from SR7 said that, by about 1pm, Australians were sending out 51 tweets a minute on the hashtag. Most of these were tweets making fun of the idea of #qantasluxury.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/travel/travel-news/qantas-makes-hash-of-tweet-campaign-20111122-1nsa4.html#ixzz1ePLuCnk3



Lighten up Larks.
:)

Hey, I got an automatic link when I did a C&P, how civilized.

seanz
11-21-2011, 11:57 PM
Meli seems to think, based on posts across several threads, that companies all deserve to be punished.

Right back at ya! :D Your stories of how this-or-that company deserves to be shut-down or go broke are legion.
:p

The Bigfella
11-21-2011, 11:58 PM
Right back at ya! :D Your stories of how this-or-that company deserves to be shut-down or go broke are legion.
:p

Only American ones, eh?

Meli
11-22-2011, 12:22 AM
I just thought it was amusing that QANTAS should invite a free kick :D
Maybe Joyce is just so arrogant that he thinks all will be forgiven by the cattle class with a free pair of pyjamas. (comfy to sleep in on an airport floor maybe)

Meli
11-22-2011, 12:39 AM
Meli seems to think, based on posts across several threads, that companies all deserve to be punished.

Not punished, socialised.
That's Cos I'm a commo comrade :D

Meli
11-22-2011, 12:58 AM
What do you have against Qantas Meli?



Joyce grounded the airline, management in general, being employees of the airline, are now working their guts out on marketing campaigns and the things that they are paid to do to keep their jobs, pay their mortgages and feed their families.

I was a loyal Qantas customer from 1986 to 2005.
The serice started slipping from the time it was privatised.

My very last flight was from Melbourne to Tokyo.
My not at the time EX had a medical emergency so I booked a Melbourne to tokyo flight over the phone.
When I got to Melb airport, discovered the ding dong had booked the flight from Sydney, so I'd miss it.
Qantas charged me an extra $360 to fly to hong kong, then on to Tokyo for their error.

Also flying with kids used to be as good as it gets with Qantas.
By 1998 or so, it was a nightmare with all their cost cutting.
I once had a flight booked to Amsterdam traveling alone with a 4yo and a 5 week infant.
Plane had broken down, flight delayed 12 hours, relief plane broke down so they re booked us
Melb-KL 3 hour transfer KL -Vienna 12 hour transfer Vienna- Amsterdam. No help with the kids. took 52 hours door to door.
My loyalty was based on their excellent flight crews and inflight help with kids.
It this is the way they treat their staff and customers.....

The Bigfella
11-22-2011, 01:51 AM
I was a loyal Qantas customer from 1986 to 2005.
The serice started slipping from the time it was privatised.

My very last flight was from Melbourne to Tokyo.
My not at the time EX had a medical emergency so I booked a Melbourne to tokyo flight over the phone.
When I got to Melb airport, discovered the ding dong had booked the flight from Sydney, so I'd miss it.
Qantas charged me an extra $360 to fly to hong kong, then on to Tokyo for their error.

Also flying with kids used to be as good as it gets with Qantas.
By 1998 or so, it was a nightmare with all their cost cutting.
I once had a flight booked to Amsterdam traveling alone with a 4yo and a 5 week infant.
Plane had broken down, flight delayed 12 hours, relief plane broke down so they re booked us
Melb-KL 3 hour transfer KL -Vienna 12 hour transfer Vienna- Amsterdam. No help with the kids. took 52 hours door to door.
My loyalty was based on their excellent flight crews and inflight help with kids.
It this is the way they treat their staff and customers.....

Oh, so cost cutting is the problem. Easy... find companies that charge more and support them

Meli
11-22-2011, 01:56 AM
Actually, I'm quite willing to spend an extra few hundred on a flight to get an extra pillow and blanket and pay staff for decent wages and conditions.

How about you?

Dutch
11-22-2011, 02:00 AM
Actually, I'm quite willing to spend an extra few hundred on a flight to get an extra pillow and blanket and pay staff for decent wages and conditions.

How about you?

dont fly

what you see is only an illusion made to impress the stupid - Im too important to myself - dont trust the lack of real security

ymmv

Larks
11-22-2011, 04:18 AM
I was a loyal Qantas customer from 1986 to 2005.
The serice started slipping from the time it was privatised.

My very last flight was from Melbourne to Tokyo.
My not at the time EX had a medical emergency so I booked a Melbourne to tokyo flight over the phone.
When I got to Melb airport, discovered the ding dong had booked the flight from Sydney, so I'd miss it.
Qantas charged me an extra $360 to fly to hong kong, then on to Tokyo for their error.

Also flying with kids used to be as good as it gets with Qantas.
By 1998 or so, it was a nightmare with all their cost cutting.
I once had a flight booked to Amsterdam traveling alone with a 4yo and a 5 week infant.
Plane had broken down, flight delayed 12 hours, relief plane broke down so they re booked us
Melb-KL 3 hour transfer KL -Vienna 12 hour transfer Vienna- Amsterdam. No help with the kids. took 52 hours door to door.
My loyalty was based on their excellent flight crews and inflight help with kids.
It this is the way they treat their staff and customers.....

I worked for the airlines for 10 years, started out at TAA, morfed into Australian Airlines, taken over by Qantas. I went through the pilots strike and was "management" at the time and as such had to put up with the abuse, criticism and innuendo of customers who were stranded by the strike and continued to cop smart arse remarks long after the pilot strike was resolved.

At the time of it we had to take forced leave and then leave without pay, I was paying off a mortgage and had to go mustering and fencing to try and keep some $$ coming in, those with both mortgages and kids did it a lot tougher. As a result I really don't have a lot of respect or sympathy for unions in situations like this, they have done a real job on making Qantas look like the demons here but believe me, the unions don't give a rats arse about you and I.