Is this the canary in the coal mine?

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Uqsthom6

Member since 15 Mar 2017

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I wonder whether it is worth taking my 2000 status credits a year from VA and plead with QF gods for a status challenge? I wonder if there is some very bumpy roads ahead for VA?

https://www.theage.com.au/business/companies/virgin-s-secret-heavyweight-investor-adds-fuel-to-shake-up-speculation-20181109-p50f1r.html


hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 761

I wonder whether it is worth taking my 2000 status credits a year from VA and plead with QF gods for a status challenge? I wonder if there is some very bumpy roads ahead for VA?

https://www.theage.com.au/business/companies/virgin-s-secret-heavyweight-investor-adds-fuel-to-shake-up-speculation-20181109-p50f1r.html



Depends... If the end result is an increase in SQ's ownership of VA, I would think it's a good thing.

mushmush

Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club

Member since 14 Nov 2013

Total posts 40

I dont believe SQ will increase its holding, neither will Etihad. SQ has not performed well and this year alone some of its workforce were asked to work unpaid as in the past to assist the airline. Etihad also has its financial issues and has been linked into a merger with Emirates. I dont think VA is viable in Australia and if most of its major shareholders are also struggling i cant see anyone stepping in to assist them. QF is and will always be too big to fail here in Australia. Thats just my humble opinion.

xtfer

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 14 Mar 2017

Total posts 148

I dont believe SQ will increase its holding, neither will Etihad. SQ has not performed well and this year alone some of its workforce were asked to work unpaid as in the past to assist the airline. Etihad also has its financial issues and has been linked into a merger with Emirates. I dont think VA is viable in Australia and if most of its major shareholders are also struggling i cant see anyone stepping in to assist them. QF is and will always be too big to fail here in Australia. Thats just my humble opinion.

The company recently reported an underlying profit of $100m, it was only writedown's that made it look like a loss... and this is after competing with Qantas for market share, with some success, even on international routes. One assumes, on their current trajectory, that their next report will be profitable as well, so your claim seems a bit detached from reality.


mushmush

Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club

Member since 14 Nov 2013

Total posts 40

Seems like we have one of these die hard VA supporters here. The post was referring to the attached article that speaks about the major shareholders of VA and wether they will support VA in the future. I would be worried if David Neeleman was looking to offload his shareholding in VA, the article makes a valid point. I dont claim anything, in fact i end my comment with its just my opinion. There's no need for put downs or insults, this forum is for opinions and if you dont agree with one its ok not to, i just fail to see the need or point for snide remarks. Fly the flag by all means, just do it with a bit of class.

Red Cee

Member since 15 Feb 2018

Total posts 151

VA International is restricted on the amount of foreign ownership it can have. VA Domestic is able to have 100% foreign ownership for some reason. The limit on VA International could create a problem for the airline.

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