Aussie icons get left behind

There's no point in an Australian government trying to save a business regarded as a national icon if Australians have stopped buying the services of that business.


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perth wa
I drive a VW but fly Qantas where possible but they are not as user friendly and say Virgin and their staff have been less than friendly more arrogant. They are a bit out of touch with the consumer. I am very sorry to see Staff losing jobs but the Airline does need to restructure from my point of view. The point is : How many Australian Drive Holdens, eat SPC, fly Qantas ? They are all good products but we don't still buy them do we?

If the level of quality in staff service and food was lifted then more people would fly our national carrier However since the mad Irishman Joyce has been at the helm all he has tried to do is expand the budget carrier Jetstar to the detriment of Qantas He managed to seriously damage the prior budget carrier that he worked for and has now damaged Qantas by trying to have Jetstar mirror Ryanair Qantas would maintain its iconic status and enjoy higher patronage if it were to take back a lot of the Jetstar routes it succeeded to Jetstar and lift it's service level Tantamount to this is dumping the mad Irishman, putting an Australian back at the helm, negotiating better enterprise bargain agreements with the union and keeping it majority Australian owned Someone should start a petition to get rid of Joyce now

I fly domestic and internation at a minimum of once a month. I fly business class, travel light and only stay one or two nights at a time. As an ex platinum frequent Qantas frequent flyer, the service fell,off to the extent I haven't flown with them for tw years now. The service is rubbish compared with their counterparts, their business service is abysmal and the cost can't be justified. Sorry Qantas, you will need to cut costs and at least pretend you like helping clients before you will see me again.

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