aerokiwi wrote:a320fan wrote:VA getting grilled today on Social Media over an announced policy to give veterans priority boarding and thank them for their service over the PA. Qantas have refused to do similar simply stating it carried "exceptional people every day", and singling a group out as part of the boarding process would be hard to do. and the head of the Australian Defence Association, called the move "tokenistic" and described it as a manifestation of American culture that was unlikely to translate well in Australia.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-05/ ... s/10464592
Their facebook page is getting slammed by negative comments on the announcement, but it seems they have listened with a recent post saying they will take time to speak to community groups about the best way forward. Sounds to me like the half brained idea of some American marketing consultant who didn't take the time to learn the cultural differences between AU and the US.
Good, they deserve to get roasted on this. Absolutely American style nonsense, spearheaded by the abysmal Newscorp, no less. And a classy response by QF. What an idiotic own goal by VA.
Agree and agree, VA has lost its way. This was a cheap publicity stunt to leverage of the vets card and pin. JB has to go ASAP. Sorry but QF once again is more closly aligned with AU cultural norms. I wonder after the PR QF got from ordering up all this strawberries, then the drought relief flights if this wasn’t VA trying to muscle in on some Aussie goodwill- poor judged.