Member since 07 Jun 2018
Total posts 2
Long time reader
I feel this website is going backwards and just pumping out Qantas PR statements and not really reporting any useful news or information.
Ive found myself using this website less and less.
Sad i use to read it regularly.
Just my thoughts im sure some will agree and many will disagree.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 10 Apr 2012
Total posts 183
Probably got to do with whats available to report on at the time. QF having gone through quite some bad PR is pumping out a lot of "good news" stories. Naturally, it will get picked up and reported on. The same with Virgin /Rex/ Bonza and any other carrier operating around Aus, if they had more news i'm sure they would report on it.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Aug 2017
Total posts 165
I'm no Qantas fanboy (exactly two of my last 60 or so flights have been on Qantas) and, like everyone, I'm amazed by what I've been reading all year about Qantas' appalling -- and declining -- customer service standards. But ET has never been, and was never intended to be, a paragon of hard-hitting investigative journalism. It's a small website with (I guess) only 1-2 FTE journalists which doesn't necessarily have the resources to look under the bonnet of every dodgy press release that comes its way.
I get that. And that's fine with me. When I want hard-nosed commentary, I'll look elsewhere.
Member since 10 Nov 2011
Total posts 101
Oh it's that time of year again to accuse this site of being a QF mouthpiece... the year is flying by!! It'll be Virgin's turn before we know it!
Member since 30 May 2013
Total posts 128
I've also recently been thinking the same thing about pro-Qantas articles on this website. It's certainly become noticeable of late. Another thing that 's also standing out are the stories that this site posts on its facebook page, they're often months old at the time of posting.
Member since 03 May 2013
Total posts 160
After most Qantas related articles there is no provision for comment I've noticed. When you do comment and state facts they are increasingly censored and not published. Not really the ET we've all come to respect.
Member since 21 Feb 2017
Total posts 36
I agree, there was a similar thread on this a year or so back when the ET team got super defensive when I pointed out that either by design or some incredible coincidence, that any "good news" from Virgin was quickly followed and hence pushed down and made small by a larger and more prominently placed article referencing anything they possibly can re Qantas. Like the rerun of the"Qantas Harry potter suite" on the A380" for example.
I get that they are the bigger airline and thus have more news, and for what it's worth I prefer Qantas to Virgin, I just feel that the site is heavily biased toward Qantas....but then again im a sceptic.....who wants to hear my moon landing theory? 😉
Member since 20 Nov 2015
Total posts 42
Originally Posted by Turnblatt
Originally Posted by rob01
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 1,013
Ah, the silly season is upon us once again and it’s time for the annual “Executive Traveller is [insert ambit unfounded claim here]” :)
We’ve addressed similar claims in similar past threads, but just to recap:
Member since 13 Sep 2019
Total posts 8
I am not for one moment suggesting that 'Et' is pro Qantas but I have thought that over the past several years it has become much less international in coverage and content. It used to be an interesting read covering many international airline stories and airlines with relevance to traveling Australians and those that have interests in AU but latterly it seems to have become much less so and to be frank rather parochial with much less mention of US and Asian airlines that serve Australia and NZ and thus interesting to those that travel to and in Australia. I write as someone that lived in AU for 18 years have a business there and in NZ but now live for many years in Hong Kong. I understand that my viewpoint perhaps differs from most of the readership here.
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