Timmy elsewhere

At the ASI.

In which I manage to mis spell Qantas

2 thoughts on “Timmy elsewhere”

  1. The history of Australian governments protecting Qantas from competition is long and depressing. And the history of government regulation of airlines in Australia contains some really absurd stuff, even by standards of government regulation of airlines. (Between about 1950 and 1980, only two airlines were allowed to fly most domestic routes in Australia. These airlines were required to operate identical aircraft, charge identical fares, fly identical routes and operate identical timetables. This meant that if one operated a 9am flight from Sydney to Melbourne, the other was also required to operate a 9am flight from Sydney to Melbourne).

    The last foreign airline to attempt to gain access to Australian domestic routes ia a back door was Singapore airlines in about 2000. This all ended up with Air New Zealand going bankrupt. (Don’t ask).

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