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Old 06-09-2008, 04:31 AM   #766
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I suppose i should add that most routes where you'll be getting any decent business class yield aren't really competitors to rail routes - think Sydney-Perth, Auckland-LAX-London etc.
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I suppose i should add that most routes where you'll be getting any decent business class yield aren't really competitors to rail routes - think Sydney-Perth, Auckland-LAX-London etc.
Right. Well then, that changes things a bit. The context of the discussion was why state governments had been quite happy to run their own railways but never established their own airlines. The point of the person claiming that economy is a huge lossmaker offset by high yield busines travel was that since most intrastate travel is not business (e.g. Dubbo to Sydney or Mildura to Melbourne is not comparable to Sydney to Melbourne), running an airline would simply be an exercise in losing heaps of money on economy class travellers with not enough business travellers to offset it.
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Sooooo we're talking planes tonight huh?


I might have to go watch my satellite porn and get my warm front going don't you think Ian??
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Right. Well then, that changes things a bit. The context of the discussion was why state governments had been quite happy to run their own railways but never established their own airlines. The point of the person claiming that economy is a huge lossmaker offset by high yield busines travel was that since most intrastate travel is not business (e.g. Dubbo to Sydney or Mildura to Melbourne is not comparable to Sydney to Melbourne), running an airline would simply be an exercise in losing heaps of money on economy class travellers with not enough business travellers to offset it.
Sounds right. In this case the private sector has it in hand - and there is a reason why you see airlines like Virgin Blue pushing so hard for business travellers. Otherwise you have to do it like Southwest by promising little but delivering well and Ryanair who offer really low fares but make all of their money charging for extras.
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Oh no, I saw it, then my PC crashed....must have caused an electrical storm and I forgot to reply by the time I rebooted!!!
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K, I'm actually gonna go to sleep tonight have fun with the planes and porn
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I'm off to bed too. There's a lot of atmospheric pressure......
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Goodnight, folks.

I should stop being lazy and make dinner or do uni work.
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If you don't go to sleep soon it will be too hot to sleep again
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