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    I have started this thread to keep Qantas and Jetstar news in one place. Feel free to post any news items or comments here.
     
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    Qantas and Jetstar carbon neutralize

    Qantas and Jetstar have achieved carbon neutral certification for their carbon offset programs under the Australian Government’s new National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS), and are among the first to do so.

    The NCOS Carbon Neutral initiative is a voluntary certification scheme which allows Australian businesses to measure, reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions associated with business operations or products. This Government initiative is delivered by the Australian Carbon Trust which acts as an independent accreditation body.


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    Qantas faces strikes over union job guarantee push

    THOUSANDS of airline refuellers, baggage and transport staff have joined pilots and engineers in threatening strike action against Qantas to support controversial "job security" clauses aimed at limiting the use of outside labour.

    The influential Transport Workers Union revealed last night that industrial action by its 9000 members at Qantas would be considered unless the airline agreed to clauses designed to curtail the use of cheaper contract workers.

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    Qantas in midair emergency as pilots grapple with two cockpit fires

    PASSENGERS on a Qantas flight from the Philippines to Sydney yesterday were left terrified after pilots had to put out an electrical fire in the cockpit and the plane was forced to land in Cairns.

    Small flames on the flight deck of the Airbus A330-200 were initially put out by the automatic safety systems, but within minutes the fire began again, forcing the three pilots, who were wearing oxygen masks, to use an extinguisher.

    Qantas said the blaze was caused by an electrical problem in the system that heats the windscreen, the same fault that forced a Jetstar A330-200 en route from Japan to Australia to land on the Pacific island of Guam in 2009.


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    Qantas donates $500,000 to flood victims
    QANTAS CEO Alan Joyce has called on corporate leaders to dip into their assets after announcing a $500,000 donation to the Victorian flood appeal on Sunday.
    "We believe that it's our role to help Australians overseas and at home when it's needed," Mr Joyce said.

    "And we believe all corporates should make a contribution to this very important cause."

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    The best thing about this is the fact they're getting rid of some 763's. The 747 'downgrade' will just accommodate their plans to combat DJ in the J market on SYD-PER (as announced with 747 flights from SYD to PER starting around the same time as DJ are expected to put their first 2 330's on that route).

    Hardly earth shattering in regards to what's being done, a removal of one of the daily JQ's to CHC, and removal of internal NZ flights to CHC. Downgrade from 747 to A330 (is that really a downgrade?) and disposal of old 767's.

    They don't mention the constant stream of new 738's coming online, nor the 787's they're still buying (if they ever arrive) nor the new A380's still coming. QF as far as I know have not suspended any delivery options or slots for A380's or 787's.
     
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