Ben SandilandsMar 6, 201731 Comments
The annual ritual of having monopoly services overcharging rubbed in the face of airport users is upon us again
Ben SandilandsNov 18, 20155 Comments
Whether they like it or not, Qantas and Virgin Australia may have a growing crisis of trust to deal with among their customers. The pressure points are their so called loy
Ben SandilandsJun 23, 20148 Comments
The damage that could be done to the NSW economy by allowing the new 2nd airport to be built at Badgerys Creek to be owned by the interests that own the existing Sydney Airport have
Ben SandilandsJun 20, 201414 Comments
The Australian competition authority's legal tackle on Jetstar and Virgin Australia for 'drip' pricing could force radical changes on how airlines compete for a sale. Such as 'st
Ben SandilandsMar 5, 20142 Comments
In a micro scale sense given the macro sized Qantas issues, its former code share partner, South African Airways has completed its Virginisation of flight connections for Australian
Ben SandilandsOct 5, 20135 Comments
When Qantas conspired with a range of other airlines to rob its freight customers through illegal cartel like behaviour involving price fixing between 2000 and 2007 it clearly didn't ex
Ben SandilandsJul 10, 2013
The ACCC has again reminded the big players on the trans Tasman routes that if they start or engage in a capacity war (more seats, lower fares) they can only stop it at its pleasure, no
Ben SandilandsApr 30, 201310 Comments
The competition authority the ACCC says the five bigg
Ben SandilandsApr 17, 20131 Comment
Only a week away from D-day when the ACCC decides wheth
Ben SandilandsApr 16, 20133 Comments
Australia's competition authority the ACCC has restarted the countdown on the Virgin Australia-Tiger Australia deal, setting 24 April as decision day. It is also dealing with calls b
Ben SandilandsApr 4, 20139 Comments
Independent Senator for South Australia, Nick Xenophon, has asked the Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce and the chairman of the competition regulator, the ACCC, Rod Sims, to respond to or cla
Ben SandilandsApr 3, 20136 Comments
Historical oddity. The Qantas licensed engineers associated gave Qantas management a big tick for cost and labour efficiency when it argued against the Qantas-Emirates partnership.
Ben SandilandsMar 27, 20136 Comments
Students of ministerial statements will be well aware that the busier the minister the more likely that a daft statement will be written for him or her and circulated by the messaging m
Ben SandilandsMar 27, 20136 Comments
The ACCC has acted to improve competitive choice. It hasn't done anything to stop Qantas imploding on the routes to Europe by giving away customers to Emirates.
Ben SandilandsMar 27, 201315 Comments
So, why exactly did the ACCC let Qantas dump most of Australia off its London routes in favour of Emirates if it explicitly rejects the Qantas-is-failing-on-world routes hype?
Ben SandilandsMar 26, 20133 Comments
Today's ACCC authorisation of broad ranging co-operation between Jetstar franchises in Asia, including the Jetstar Hong Kong venture that has yet to gets its own authorisation in the Sp
Ben SandilandsMar 22, 201317 Comments
It's all gone very quiet in Qantas in relation to the critical final approval by the ACCC of the Qantas-Emirates business partnership, which has been chugging along under provisional ap
Ben SandilandsFeb 27, 2013
There is much uncertainty about where the low fare airline case is headed in Australia even though it is closing in on nine years since Jetstar started services as its first such carrie
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