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02 April 2013

QANTAS-EMIRATES PARTNERSHIP PROMOTES NON-DIVERSITY AND SIGNALS AUSTRALIA WILL SELL-OUT AUSTRALIAN CULTURE IN MISGUIDED SURVIVAL PLAN

With Australian wages for unskilled and semi-skilled jobs reaching a world high and productivity crashing to stunning lows, Qantas is fighting mightily for their survival.  With a big media splash Qantas and new partner Emirates launched a partnership that gives both airlines access to each others route structure, all via Dubai.

The photo released of the launch seems to indicate that both airlines are now partners in non-diversity as well.  Eight flight attendants, all women, all of them REALLY WHITE PEOPLE, are what passes for representatives of a culturally diverse company in a culturally diverse country.  In fact Qantas nominated four blondes, that make it look more like a partnership between Emirates and Finnair!

Ignoring our indigenous population by obviously deliberately excluding an aboriginal flight attendant is shocking coming from Qantas and their previous outreach to Australian culture.  Dubai, like most of the emirates, is chock-full of brown and black people as well.  Over 40% Indian, another 20% or so Pakistani or Bengladeshi, along with much of the retail staffing being handled by Filipino guest workers.  As well as home domestics, exclusively foreign women of color.  And while Emirates Airlines boasts of their "11,000 long-term Indian employees" as evidence of their diversity, clearly none of them are flying the plane nor serving their passengers.


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IN THE UAE - YOU'RE GOING TO JAIL
And we didn't see Qantas trotting out their "Qantas Ambassadors" at this celebration, either.  With one famous for posing naked and the other subject to arrest in the UAE for his lifestyle, the cultural gulf grows wider still.

The surprise in store for Australians transiting Dubai - it's the obverse of the tolerant Singapore.  Already warnings are going out to the hillbilly Australian traveler.  No walking around with liquor on the street.  No banging a barmaid on the beach. Homos are routinely jailed for sharing hotel rooms with their defactos.  Eating in public during Ramadan?  Enjoy your lashings.


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In June 2008 an Australian woman, Alicia Gall, was the victim of a drink spiking and raped by co-workers at the Le Meridien hotel.  Her report to the police saw HER jailed for having sex outside of marriage. After all, she DID have a drink!  Clearly she wasn't a Gavin "Don't Rape Me" King voter.

So it would seem that Qantas has done one of the most Un-Australian acts of any commercial company in our history.  Eroding Australian values, Ignoring Australian culture, and setting up the Australian public for a clash of cultures by sending them on holiday thru Dubai, a most intolerant country, instead of Singapore. 




With a company that has payrates half of Qantas and is persistently said to benefit from massive government subsidies.



Qantas chief Alan Joyce noted that airfares on the same routing booked via Emirates website were currently lower - but promised to "fix the problem" with an "alignment of airfares".  Colluding on pricing now given the OK by the ACCC apparently.  What Australians win with this kind of partnership?



The Lion and the Lamb may lie down together.  But the Lamb doesn't get much sleep.




21 comments:

ruby said...

Hillbilly, sadly Dubai is very high on the "wanna go see" list of most young Aussies today. I have spoken to many who have been there and all they report, with great enthusiasm, are the marvellous buildings there, the huge shopping malls and the shopping. Dubai provides an obscene gluttony of consumer goods and the young Aussies are right into it. Buy, buy, buy. I had one sweet young thang show me her swag of gold bangles she bought "cheap" in Dubai. Well, I'm no jeweller but even I could tell they were not rolled in 14kt or 18kt gold as she thought. One of my older friends had a stop over in Dubai and she said the very first thing she and her husband noticed were the "busloads of sad eyed Pakistanis being driven to building sites". Sadly, it is a telling reflection on our shallow society that the attractions of a self-indulgent shopping spree far outweigh overseas historical or cultural interests.

Vi L. Schumm said...

And on top of all of that, you apparently can't leave Dubai airport if you are Jewish or hold an Israeli passport. Fortunately there are still plenty of options for stopovers on the way to Europe. Singapore, Bangkok and Tokyo are all have great airports and tolerant attitudes. Just choose a suitable airline which doesn't bow to discrimination.

Anonymous said...

Off topic.
RIP Bryan Law our condolences to his family.

Bryan Outlaw said...

Bryan Law's family has always had my condolences.

Tony Hillier said...

The podgy little Irishman has taken Australia's once proud national carrier to a new all-time low.

Tony Hillier said...

Bryan Outlaw: your comment is mealy-mouthed, mean spirited and in very bad taste. Whether one agreed with his vehemently expressed opinions or not, there's no doubt that Bryan was a man who had the courage of his own convictions ... unlike so many in today's indifferent and apathetic society.

ruby said...

Well said Tony Hillier. Condolences to Bryan's wife and son on their sad loss.

KitchenSlut said...

Meanwhile back at Qantas:
"If a farsighted capitalist had been present at Kitty Hawk, he would have done his successors a huge favor by shooting Orville down." - Warren Buffet

Anonymous said...

Another example of greedy unions forcing the hand of previously successful companies. It will just be Jetstar in a few years.

TAS said...

A lot of undeserved emphasis there on the implied racist undertones of Qantas for 'selecting' four 'white female' flight attendants for the photo op HBW. Methinks that's a little bit of self-flagellation for our historically racist past. Can we never forgive ourselves that? I wonder; if you put all the names of every Qantas flight attendant in a very big hat, and drew out four; I think you would likely still get four white females, that's the demographic reality of Qantas flight attendants, (and Australia generally - at present). And to 'engineer' the inclusion of a non-white simply to make the picture more PC would, in my opinion, be an even worse form of racism. Compare Australian, and Qantas with, say, Singapore Airlines. Ever seen a mature age Singapore girl? Ever seen a non-Chinese Singapore girl? Ever seen a Singapore girl with less than a perfect figure? Answer? No! The whole marketing strategy of SQ focuses on 'Singapore Girl', even to the point where, a female caucasian Singapore national was rejected for a job as an SQ F/A because she 'did not fit the Singapore girl image'. Now THAT'S racism. On the positive side, the Qantas/Emirates photo does contain the image of one person who is part of a discriminated minority; an openly gay male

Anonymous said...

Yes anon 2/4/13 21:11 I always feel so much better flying when I know that underpaid/overworked pilots are in control of the pointy bit and the aircraft has been serviced by an the best overseas maintenance crew a paltry wage can support. The QANTAS track records of engineering failures and the near destruction of an A 320 tells its own story. Damn those unions!

mikewow said...

To annonymous 21.11, the unions were not to blame for anything to do with QUANTAS changes.The little irish man running the show came to his position with a clear plan to cater for the top end of the market with QUANTAS and direct all the other punters to the Bogan express....JETSTAR

Anonymous said...

i have never read so much bullshit in my life as i have on this site, HillBilly should write fairytail storys as he'd make a fortune as your good at it.Mikewow your a compleate tool learn how to spell will be a good start.

Anonymous said...

Sentences begin with capitals, Mr Free... er, anonymous 13:23, as does the personal pronoun 'I'. I presume you meant to place a full stop instead of a comma after 'site'. The plural of 'story'is 'stories' and 'your' and 'you're' have two different meanings. The one you used is the wrong one. Commas are handy to separate words and 'compleate' sounds like very quaint medieval English. I could go on but I won't. Why is it that the conservative right with their wealth and privileges and private schools still can't spell/punctuate/use grammar? There may be errors here, but I can blame my common public school upbringing for them.

mikewow said...

That is it anonymous 13.23,avoid the facts and resort to ignorant rants.You might also want to check the plural of "story".

TAS said...

Dead wrong mikewow - the 'Irish man' who was charged with creating Jetstar - at Geoff Dixon's instigation - has probably saved Qantas. Virgin, with its low cost-base, was eating away at market share, one percent at a time and there was absolutely nothing Qantas could do about it. Why? Because the guy in the front left hand seat flying a 737 between Cairns and Brisbane was getting $100K p.a.more than his counterpart at Virgin. And that was how it was throughout the whole business model of Qantas versus Virgin. Everyone at Qantas was on legacy airline wage levels established when Qantas (TAA) and Ansett were a government regulated duopoly and profit margins were simply a percentage amount applied on top of the operating costs. The good old days.
If anyone is to blame for change at Qantas, it's government. They deregulated the industry and cut Qantas loose to sink or swim. It was government which allowed the 'new environment' for such lower cost airlines; Compass (Mk 1 & 2), Impulse, Virgin, and Tiger. Qantas had no way to reduce costs quickly enough to survive. Unions were never going to accept reduced pay and conditions, and so 'if you can't beat them; join them. Hence Jetstar. And the Qantas unions fought them all the way.
But government is not to blame either. Government had no choice but to embrace the inevitability of globalisation. You either compete in this new business environment, or you fail. Think traditional shopping v E-bay. Think Australian manufactured cars v imports. And think of Ansett, who's employees were the highest remunerated in the industry.

Anonymous said...

Anon 13.23. Don't you mean fairy tale? The numerous other spelling and grammatical errors have been noted by others.

Anonymous said...

14:22 sitting at home smoking dope makes you paraniod as you are showing. Mr Free...er you idiot ha ha

Anonymous said...

Paraniod? Still can't spell!

Anonymous said...

You are one very smart dope smokin dude 22:13 spellcheck on your computter must work overtime.

Anonymous said...

Whether or not a person can spell or not does not remove their right to an opinion.
Mikewow you are clearly so out of touch with reality you believe your own nonsense, TAS is totally correct. Qantas won't survive paying wages that are too high.