QANTAS: Political gift stocked half bar trolley Outrage!
Apparently, Qantas, in an attempt to curry favour with a range of influential politicians – or maybe to thank the government for its generous subsidies including JobKeeper for its staff, has gifted a AU$947 stocked 747 Half Bar Cart to a variety of infulential parliamentarians, including Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack. The Prime Minister (Scott Morrison) is considering the offer – according to the SMH City Life column.
The carts have also been offered to the general public, but sold out within hours. It’s not just the carts, they are stocked with a range of Business Class items, including champagne, mini red and white wine bottles Tim Tams, and Qantas pyjamas.
If you are planning trans-Tasman or international travel in the next 12 months – and who isn’t? – then this is a great way to earn Gold with Air New Zealand, and for getting gold recognition on 26 Star Alliance members from Singapore Airlines and Thai to Asiana, ANA and Lufthansa.
Air New Zealand fares appear significantly lower than Qantas at the moment, in most classes, so why not save some money, and match your status? You will also travel on either their 787 or brand new A321neo’s compared to Qantas A330’s where you might have to endure the flying kangaroo’s business suite product (ironic yuk!)
It seems like it’s status match nirvana at the moment.
Obviously yours truly does not wield enough power and influence to attract such a gift – more’s the pity.
Will the gift make ‘Albo’ stop attacking Qantas for sucking at the teat of government support, while at the same time sacking staff? We shall see. Michael McCormack – also leader of the rural based National Party, and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, apparently was delighted with the gift. Is our deputy leader a quiet AvGeek?