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4CA - Queensland's Home for Fake News Led by John "Cueball" Mackenzie

11 July 2013

"WHO NEEDS QANTAS" MANY ARE ASKING - CHINA EASTERN FLIGHT SUSPENSION FACTS ELUDE HYSTERICAL "JOAN" MACKENZIE

The sudden announcement to suspend China Eastern service from Shanghai to Cairns has been unsurprising to those familiar with Chinese, and other Asian airlines.  In particular, China Eastern is feeling hard done by Qantas - their partner in the startup of Jetstar Hong Kong, a venture that almost two years after the announcement has yet to secure an operating licence from the Hong Kong Government much less fly a plane.  And with the Jetstar Japan operation turning into a money-losing black hole, the suspension of Cairns service by China Eastern was predictable weeks ago.   

China Eastern (MU) made a commitment to Cairns service based on understandings it had with Qantas, understandings we now understand have been breached, in China Eastern's view.  One of those commitments was for codeshare-partner service on with Qantas to China via Cairns.  Unknown to China Eastern however, Qantas was withdrawing domestic service from Cairns that would allow this codeshare to work.  The codeshare was implemented at Sydney and Melbourne, but the plans for the codeshare were abandoned for Cairns. 

And MU has been counting on traffic feed-in from Qantas and
Jetstar passengers.  But shortly after the MU flights started to Cairns, Qantas abandoned Singapore and Bangkok stops in favor of consolidating their European service in partnership with Emirates, and then began discussions for a 15-25% investment in Qantas by CHINA SOUTHERN!

Confused?  Let's put it this way.  Instead of "dancing with the one that brung you", Qantas was out cruising for whores (another airline) all while continuing to whisper sweet-nothings into the ears of China Eastern.   Kinda like the Rupert Murdoch marriage to Wendi Deng. . .

Is it no wonder China Eastern is rethinking their whole Australian strategy?  Their so-called partner has emasculated their international service (abandoning Europe to Emirates, with passengers quickly discovering cheaper fares on Etihad, Singapore, Cathay Pacific, or even booked with Emirates directly) and continued to look for a "better" China partner behind MU's back.

Is China Eastern going to resume service after the suspension?  Who knows. . .perhaps if the Queensland government throws enough taxpayer money at them.  It's of course interesting that the Assistant Minister for Tourism Gavin "Don't Rape Me" King isn't even being allowed to comment on this issue, still IN HIDING on holiday, according to his daddy MacKenzie.  We would guess calling Chinese "freaks and weirdos" wouldn't make him the best man for the job right now.  But this is a mess that has been brewing for quite some time, and Cairns should have been told about it much earlier.

Meanwhile, everyone's ignoring the 15th Anniversary of United Airlines uninterrupted service to Cairns from Guam.  Congrats!




23 comments:

Smithfield Sam said...

Once again, stellar reporting from HBW - Cairns' only real news source.

Jethro said...

Christ, Menzies would be turning in his grave. A communist backed airline company buying up into our own QANTAS.

Ivor said...

Where does this put the 3 billion dollar casino?

Emma Chisit said...

I can't recall any other place in Australia that has so many "huge new Billion $ Projects" touted every other week -what next? Palmer will decide to reconstruct the Pyramids at Portsmith? or the Eiffel Tower on Green Island? Really the whole thing is ridiculous and now it looks likely that the Chinese "Billionaire " will opt out of the Yorkeys Casino plan if the China Eastern planes stop coming. I await the "next big thing" with bated breath.

Anonymous said...

It's all Julia's fault and the carbon tax you know.

Anonymous said...

"It's all Julia's fault and the carbon tax you know."

Yeah we know.

That's why Shorten, Wong and Albanese knifed the bitch!

Anonymous said...

So you got your final dig anonymous 12/7/13 18:40 Feel better now?

Anonymous said...

Kings fucked and he knows it, as his employer thinks he is toxic. If Newman looks at his F/B page there's no way he'll get any votes as even his loyal lovers have taken a dislike to the Paper Boy.

Anonymous said...

Love to see Wazza's wedding photos -according to Ch7 he was married at the weekend!

ruby said...

Woohooo Wazza remarried hey? So if the LNP are elected to government he can vote for Abbott's changes to our current divorce laws, taking them right back to the Matrimonial Causes Act of 1975. Yep Entsch will do it too. LNP women are particularly ecstatic about wanting it. The Matrimonial Causes Act of 1975 specifies divorce can only be granted on the grounds of habitual drunkenness, cruelty or adultery, all of which have to be proven. Ive had some LNP women tell me that they believe it is "the best thing" for third parties to be named in adultery cases with proof tendered in Court etc and also for drunkards to be exposed blah blah. Nice sorts of women, I don't think. Happy to expose their kids to all the dirty linen and marital shit. Im glad I contributed to the ruling that "irreconcilable differences" should be sufficient grounds for divorce, but then again I am a Labor supporter and we think differently.

Alison Alloway said...

Awwww Anonymous 18.40. Yes, the big bad woman is gone, but awwww poor Tones. Poor liddle diddle Tones. It said in todays Cairns Post that big bad norty Rudd is playing games with Tones mind. Messing with his head. Poor liddle Tones. I hope all the LNP women who agree with Tones that "a womans greatest gift ever to a man is her virginity", go and give him some comfort. Yes, they can go and pat his boney little head and wipe the snot from his nose and tell him what a fine mind he has. Ooh and not to worry about those nasty Chinese either who disagree with Tones that "global warming is a load of crap."

Bob R. said...

Now, now Alison. The Chinese just want to play with Tone's mind that's all. As for bringing up that Tones intends to change our divorce laws, if he is elected as PM, shhhhhhh!

Anonymous said...

Wan king has blocked all negitive comments on his fake book what a weak excuse of a man ,his boss even says he is wasted space gone next election

Neil said...

Well ruby, let's hope we don't see a return to the Matrimonial Causes Act of 1975 or whenever it was. The prospect of seeing adultery exposed via photographs and witness reports doesn't thrill me. Abbott seems to be about 60 years behind our time and unable to embrace modern society. Pity we can't find a time machine and send him back to the 1950s.

Anonymous said...

i dont know who is worse...king or trout. trouts fake book page has hardly any comments and certainly nothing even remotely critical of him or the lnp. They are both pathetic..imagine if they copped the criticism from mckenzie and the cairns post that Val had to endure?!? They would be winging like babies.
Coming back to Val, i wish she had stuck it up those two pricks instead of turning the other cheek. being gutless wonders she may well have stopped them in their tracks. We will never know.

Anonymous said...

King is all fluff and puff with no substance a big part of his DNA

Anonymous said...

Did I hear right? The PM has just offered Cairns $4 million for the City upgrade!? What will the LNP do now??? Macca will be gobsmacked.

Anonymous said...

Wow, good one Ruddy!! I darn well missed him down at Rustys.

Anonymous said...

And now he will be upstaging King in PNG as well...Kevin is likely to get plenty of coverage in the Post. King will be choking on the sour grapes..

Jethro said...

So a decision by QANTAS has thrown the expectations of a local bonanza in Chinese tourists into doubt. Well, can't old Stench do something about this? What about King?

Anonymous said...

So that repulsive Entsch on local news tonight believes the 5 million promised by Kevin Rudd for the CBD development "fairy Dust" I wonder what he calls the millions in Federal and state funding that he and his LNP mates have denied us over the past year and a half?

Anonymous said...

"Wow, good one Ruddy!! I darn well missed him down at Rustys."

What !!! - Did you throw your sandwich at him?

Anonymous said...

Abbott and Pyne and Bishop were so consumed with harassing Julia Gillard they created an opportunity for Kevin to comeback. Under Julia Gillard's leadership the LNP appeared to have a genuine chance of winning the election, now Kevin is way ahead in the preferred PM poll and Labor is back in the mindsets of the voters. At the same time, Stench has done very little except to be a grub and whinge and whine and add colour to his face by drinking more wine. Billy Gordon gets some exposure at the Laura Dance Festival and then at NAIDOC through a federal minister and even better on Sunday with the PM who coughs up some coin for the city place. So Abbott and his motley crew cant help themselves by bullying a woman, stench does nothing and opens the door for Billy and the paperboy is hiding cos he has no spine. Same as that useless mayor. Who in their right mind would vote for the LNP?