Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 25 Aug 2022
Total posts 42
I was just reading the story about Qatar’s ambitions to double flights into Australia. It stated that they needed approval from the Feds to upgrade to “21 flights per week” between Doha and Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. This could be catastrophic for QF as QR’s hard product is significantly better than QF’s and with sky high fares, loyalty (about the only thing keeping them a float along with taxpayers money) customers might not last long. My question is will the Feds give them approval. I am not an expert and I don’t know the pros and cons for both parties.
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 426
Airfares are so high, i do not see any good reason for rejection, plus it increases competition, and QF does not even fly to DOH. I think this is more of a government decision, if it was left to ACCC, this would have been given the all clear straight up, i think. Qantas cannot say they dislike this, because they do not have enough aircraft in the first lace.
You make some very good points. In regards to your 2nd argument, the fact that QF doesn’t fly to DOH, I think this would hinder QF as their sales on their services to LHR and FCO might decrease as (again) QR’s hard product is better than QF’s and their fares are lower. Also this could be good for us customers as QR are not using the A350 due to some paint reason so we could get some more A380 services. With QF cutting the superjumbo left, right and centre, and that plane being by far the most popular aircraft with consumers, QF could again be disadvantaged,
Member since 07 Aug 2013
Total posts 164
There's be only a small % that will pay more for a better product. Majority including companies just go with cheapest fare as possible, even those that fly business.
This is true. Maybe this is why companies often choose QF instead of SQ when going to Europe. SQ are a well oiled machine.
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