Timmy elsewhereJune 24, 2012 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere2 CommentsAt the ASI. In which I manage to mis spell Qantas previousThe Murphmeister and the lawnextTax avoidance is a human right? 2 thoughts on “Timmy elsewhere” dearieme June 24, 2012 at 10:18 am As long as you pronounce it correctly: Quaint Arse. Michael Jennings June 25, 2012 at 12:29 am 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). Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.