Sunday, 30 October 2011
My son, Gaz, and his girlfriend are supposed to be going to Hong Kong tomorrow on their way to Auckland where they are due to arrive the day after I arrive. I flew Quantas to Australia in 1999. I learned my lesson. I've never set foot on a Quantas plane since. When I went to New Zealand in 2005 I stayed in Hong Kong en route and flew Cathay Pacific. The service was superb. However since then I've flown Air New Zealand and have been well satisfied.
So what didn't occur to me was that Gaz and Carol were flying Quantas. Or at least that was their intention. As readers will probably know Quantas have grounded their entire overseas and domestic fleet and locked out their staff. Their website gives absolutely no information.
So will Gaz and Carol get to Hong Kong? Will their holiday be ruined? And that's just the people I care about. What about the thousands of others? What about the Australian economy and the hit that will take? What about Quantas? Well time will tell but just now all I care about is my family. No Quantas, you still won't be getting any of my business - however cheap you make your flights.