Troubled Qantas to Reduce Fleet, Cut 5,000 Jobs and Postpone Delivery of Eleven New Aircraft

An official announcement released from Qantas Airways Limited revealed significant measures to reduce costs — including reducing approximately 15 percent of its workforce by furloughing 5,000 employees, “freezing” wages for remaining employees, selling its terminal lease in Brisbane, eliminating at least one flight routes, and removing aircraft from its fleet while postponing the delivery of new aircraft — in order to cut costs by two billion Australian dollars over the next three years, as a net loss of 235 million Australian dollars for the second half of 2013 was reported due chiefly to higher fuel prices and intensifying competition both domestically and internationally. Some of the measures to be implemented by Qantas include the following…

200 Bonus Points For Using Qantas Toolbar

If you have not already done so, download the Qantas Frequent Flyer Toolbar to earn one Qantas Frequent Flyer loyalty program point for every valid search on the Internet — up to a maximum of 150 Qantas Frequent Flyer loyalty program points a month — and if you use the toolbar by Sunday, June 23, 2013, you will qualify for 200 bonus Qantas Frequent Flyer loyalty program points. All you need to do to earn those Qantas Frequent Flyer loyalty program points is the following…

Qantas Cuts the Pork From Some Flights — Literally; Garners Offensive Comments

You might say that Qantas has developed a case of the “swine flew.” As a by-product of its partnership with Emirates — which was recently announced and effective as of March 31, 2013 — Qantas decided to remove pork food products from some of its flights. Many people were so hot that…

20% Fewer Qantas Miles Needed for Jetstar Flights

If you are a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer loyalty program and you plan to redeem your points for flights on Jetstar, you are in luck, as the new Classic Award points pricing was announced, enabling you to book flights operated by Jetstar for 20 percent fewer points. This means that you may redeem as low as…

Cabin Pressure Issue Forces Rapid Descent of Qantas Aircraft

A Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by Qantas Airways had been experiencing problems maintaining pressure in the cabin, forcing the pilot to reportedly plunge the aircraft into what has been reported as a “rapid descent” of greater than five miles within five minutes before landing the aircraft in…

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