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Those Fuel Levies we pay - tell us more, Mr Dixon.

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The Hammer

Junior Member
Jul 28, 2006
I've stolen/borrowed some questions from, asked by True Blue Vegemite, that I feel are relevant, and becoming even moreso, as airlines (QF in particular) continue to jack these surcharges up.

At what stage of the accounting process the revenue raised from the collection of fuel surcharges paid by passengers, is deducted?

Passengers are being slugged very signifcant amounts in the name of "fuel surcharge" for each sector they book.
How is this amount calculated?

Is it based on average overall Load Factor of Qantas, or on each route, dependant on stage length and average weekly/monthly Load Factor for those flights?

I thought that increased fuel charges were being countered by staff redundancies, and that it was these increased fuel prices that caused Qantas profits to fall?
I'm confused.
Either Qantas is paying for the cost of the fuel, or the passengers are.
How can it be both?

What happens when the money collected as a "Fuel Surcharge" exceeds the amount Qantas actually pays?
Does it go into consolidated revenue?
Is it counted as profit?
Does it count towards Mr Dixon's bonus, as part of overall revenue?

The Hammer

Junior Member
Jul 28, 2006
Re: Make QF salaries competitive - across the Board!

Make QF salaries competitive - across the Board!

Dixon hasn't outlaid any of his own money to deserve being paid a bonus.

He doesn't have any groundbreaking ideas - union-busting, perhaps, but nothing you nor I wouldn't attempt, offered the $6 million, and no conscience for what he does to entire families.

Give him a 'take it or leave it' offer of a flat $200k per annum, and if he doesn't like it, let him walk.
There are a thousand others - younger, and with fresh ideas - willing to do the job he does.

If Qantas is to be made competitve insofar as market place salaries are concerned, it has to be across the Board.
The entire QANTAS Board.

Make QF salaries competitive - across the Board!

(Source: :: View topic - Questions for Geoff Dixon, QF CEO. )
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