Member since 21 Apr 2012
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A must-read - Jetstar HK debacle. For anyone interested in the Jetstar HK debacle but have found reports by the Australian media wanting.
Thanks to AnthonyDunn who shared this on Business Traveller UK.
Air China - Phoenix Miles
Member since 20 Dec 2012
Total posts 12
It's a battle between Air China Group plus Hainan Air Group against China Eastern Group.
MU will never win the game.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 22 Nov 2014
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hanks for the link. Very insightful.
Member since 11 Mar 2012
Total posts 159
It's amazing how the words "Jetstar" and "debacle" sit so well together. Some friends recently stranded in HNL by JQ (paid J tix too) have some interesting tales to tell re (lack of) service.
Member since 21 Aug 2014
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Been reading it for a while now, thanks for sharing!
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 19 Mar 2014
Total posts 358
Good share. Very pro Jetstar. Would like to hear the other sides argument. Not suggesting it isn't factual.
Good point. The biggest mystery to me is Cathay's behaviour in this matter.
Are we witnessing one of the many aspects of the changing political, social and economic landscape of the once formally liberal (small L) outpost of the Far East?
I can't pretend to be across HK but if I had to guess, I'd say the artcile nails the protectonism mindset.
Anecdotally I've heard it's a very corrpupt environment for getting deals done.
Did Cathay weigh in and ensure Jetsar never got the licence?
Did Jetstar underestimate the dynamic dealings that needed to take place?
Did they have local people fronting their interests on the ground?
You don't need a doctorate in eastern economics to know that cultural alignment helps. Sending in a ex-pat Irish, Aussie CEO who's passionate about the project isn't a sure bet to get the deal done.
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