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(Electronista)   Qantas expected to save millions by replacing a) petroleum with biofuel, b) old fat stewardesses with hot young ones, or c) BlackBerries with iPhones? Oh, if only it could be B, just this once   (electronista.com ) divider line
    More: Interesting, Qantas, Android devices, upper management, Australian newspapers, The Australian  
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2012-07-17 10:42:11 AM  
Isn't Quantas famous for never crashing their planes? Well, now we know why. They fill 'em up with petroleum apparently. Nice move Quantas.
 
2012-07-17 11:44:34 AM  
While I'm a big fan of B) as well, for over water long haul flights I want an experienced crew.

/regional commuter flights is where it's at.
 
2012-07-17 11:50:20 AM  
Saving money by buying Apple products? Yeahh nooo..
 
2012-07-17 12:15:41 PM  
Wait, It costs $2600/year to buy a Blackberry phone and manage it? Really? And that doesn't count the phone bill?

Someone is doing cop math.
 
2012-07-17 12:30:48 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: Wait, It costs $2600/year to buy a Blackberry phone and manage it? Really? And that doesn't count the phone bill?

Someone is doing cop math.


My guess is BES licenses v. ActiveSync.

Seriously though, over time, putting weight limits on flight attendants would save money on fuel.

/Sexy stewds!
 
2012-07-17 12:54:52 PM  
If you want hot flight attendants, fly one of the Virgin carriers.
 
2012-07-17 12:56:25 PM  
It took them this long to come to the same conclusion the rest of modern business world figured out three years ago?
 
2012-07-17 01:44:44 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: If you want hot flight attendants, fly one of the Virgin carriers.


What if you want virgin flight attendants?
 
2012-07-17 02:26:26 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: Wait, It costs $2600/year to buy a Blackberry phone and manage it? Really? And that doesn't count the phone bill?

Someone is doing cop math.


It's the overhead and whatever management software/operations goes on in the background. Probably even estimating help desk calls.
 
2012-07-17 02:31:01 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: If you want hot flight attendants, fly one of the Virgin carriers. Singapore Airlines

 
2012-07-17 03:31:48 PM  
Not only is the iPhone favored by upper management


THAT.. is the only valid reason for the switch.
 
2012-07-17 10:07:23 PM  
I thought of this
 
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