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Do you think that the Jet and King Fisher Airlines merger will work for the good of the consumer?

Asked by farishta khan, 14 Oct '08 08:50 am
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Absolutely Not, Consumers in India are sitting Lame Ducks. They always are taken ride by the MNC;s and large corporates.They are hand in glove with the Politicians who are out to make a fast buck. Look at this: 1. GMR what is the rationale for charging User Development Charges for Airports? Fleecing the Consumers 2. Why are they not allowing Taxi's from all companies to operate at GMR shamshabad? Here again they have tacit understanding with TAxi operators Again fleecing the Consumers 3. Parking Fees is sky high... again GMR has a way of making money. 4. The move is only to make more money... that's all. Solutions: Consumers should voice their opposition to such unnecessary mergers. abhay
Answered by Mr Abhay Ekbote, 15 Oct '08 09:53 am

 
  
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Competitive markets feed in to improve quality of service and choices for consumer. In these games of merger and monopoly, consumer stands to lose. So,in short - we'll be left with fewer options : Either Jet or that old (t)rusted Govt. service. ..
Answered by Mayala Fakir, 15 Oct '08 07:00 pm

 
  
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Due to this cost cutting or we can say retrenchment there is no benifit to the consumers instead the terminated employees are effected badly. I can say the organization is not concerned for employees and it is losing public image. Today mr.mallya is speaking about 9000 crores of rupees loss so he is going to recover through this retrenchment it is not beleavable. which is the last option he chose at first.To my knowledge kingfisher is a new airline without any human resource planning (estimation) how he appointed unlimited ground staff ? moreover he gave his new openings in gulf news daily why dont he transfer some staff to abroad?
Answered by Nagraj Acharya, 15 Oct '08 04:50 pm

 
  
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Never, atleast in this country such beenfits will never ever be passed on to the customers. Indian govt should immediately ask Competition Commission to look into this alliance. We should look at Western countries as example where very recently British Airways was penalised tens of millions of pounds for partnering with Virgin and other airlines in a similar way. Partnering to share costs such as employees, airport parking space etc are fine. But taking out flights from schedules, increasing passenger fares etc should be strictly dealt with. This is nothing but a cartel being formed. Govt should not remain mute spectator. While dealing with Mallya and Goyal, the Govt also should cut ridiculous taxes (in some cases 4 times the ticket fare), and airport users fee. Why is ATF not going down when the oil prices are down to normal rates? It went up immediately on intl price went up but not the other way. India is ridiculously ill governed where all just look at making money at ordinary man ...more
Answered by Vinod Warrier, 15 Oct '08 04:22 pm

 
  
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Unlikely.
Answered by Anand YNI, 15 Oct '08 02:03 pm

 
  
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I dont think so, ultimately the employees are the sufferer
Answered by amal paul raj, 15 Oct '08 02:02 pm

 
  
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Yes.nodoubt it is a positive development
Answered by shekhar vashishtha, 15 Oct '08 01:58 pm

 
  
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No, Not and never, the merger is for thier own benifit, not only this any merger or JV is for the good of the company. In this case its purely due to the global slowdown.
Answered by thangaswamy david, 15 Oct '08 01:55 pm

 
  
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No, Never
Answered by pawan, 15 Oct '08 12:53 pm

 
  
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No never, They are hand in glove with the Politicians who areout to make a fast buck. loosers are the stAff and local consumers.
Answered by vijaya manohar nair, 15 Oct '08 12:25 pm

 
  
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