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freethinker
22nd March 2011, 03:36 AM
http://www.comcast.net/video/john-travolta-irks-qantas-crews/1851988221/Comcast/1851427398/

LongTimeGone
22nd March 2011, 04:59 AM
Tells me:

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LTG

IMMORTAL
22nd March 2011, 05:15 AM
Tells me:

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LTG

I get the video. I like John. I don't understand why they would be upset about that. :confused2:

Mark A. Baker
22nd March 2011, 05:21 AM
I get the video. I like John. I don't understand why they would be upset about that. :confused2:

The report claimed the employees thought the video 'corny'. This is likely true. I've yet to see a corporate training video that wasn't. I hope JT got paid well for the turkey.


Mark A. Baker

FoTi
22nd March 2011, 07:45 AM
I can't get the video....it won't play for more than a fraction of a second and then shuts off.

Infinite
22nd March 2011, 08:01 AM
I get the video. I like John. I don't understand why they would be upset about that. :confused2:

I suspect the employees are upset because the video is demeaning to them and has their company fronted by a spokeshole for an evil cult.

I see also that this story has got legs - its made it from Aussie (http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/captain-travolta-qantas-video-blasted-inappropriate-by-pilots-attendants/story-e6frg12c-1226024611253)to the Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/mar/21/john-travolta-qantas-safety-video)and Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/20/john-travolta-qantas_n_838046.html). Hopefully, and even if only for bottom-line reasons, corporations like Qantas will realise more and more that Scientology is PR poison.

Outethicsofficer
22nd March 2011, 08:02 AM
There was an article in one of our papers here in ANZO i copied to my Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/photo.php?fbid=111752705570285&set=a.102432249835664.5008.100002066672929&theater

it seems it was judged corny!

But the airline defended their position.

James

PS I don't mind if ya want to be friends on FB too, just ask or not!

IMMORTAL
22nd March 2011, 08:23 AM
I suspect the employees are upset because the video is demeaning to them and has their company fronted by a spokeshole for an evil cult.

I see also that this story has got legs - its made it from Aussie (http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/captain-travolta-qantas-video-blasted-inappropriate-by-pilots-attendants/story-e6frg12c-1226024611253)to the Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/mar/21/john-travolta-qantas-safety-video)and Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/20/john-travolta-qantas_n_838046.html). Hopefully, and even if only for bottom-line reasons, corporations like Qantas will realise more and more that Scientology is PR poison.

Well now...... THAT I can understand! Thanks Infinite!

Nicole
22nd March 2011, 08:55 AM
Tells me:

"This content is currently unavailable."

LTG

:no:

The same here!

degraded being
22nd March 2011, 09:44 AM
Just need a script change or two.
"This is your Xenu-Lines DC8 survivor speaking......."

GoNuclear
22nd March 2011, 09:55 AM
Considering that John Revolta has been known to lend his plane and/or personally fly back high powered int base escapees according to Marty Rathbun, John Revolta should do an ad for CultAir, DM's personal airline. Or perhaps a movie by the name CultAir, which, of course, would be a parody satire of Nick Cage's "Con Air". WTF, it couldn't be any worse than BattleField Earth.

Pete

SchwimmelPuckel
22nd March 2011, 11:00 AM
Well, I consider John Travolta's interest in flying and his engagement with Quantas wholesome and quite agreeable. It's something I can understand..

OTOH, if Quantas is 'positioned' PR-wise with the Sinister Scam Cult of Scientology I start to worry that Quantas pilots might be flying by 'positive postulate' and relying on 'OT abilities' instead of their flight consoles!

:nervous:

Royal Prince Xenu
22nd March 2011, 11:21 AM
Well, I consider John Travolta's interest in flying and his engagement with Quantas wholesome and quite agreeable. It's something I can understand..

OTOH, if Quantas is 'positioned' PR-wise with the Sinister Scam Cult of Scientology I start to worry that Quantas pilots might be flying by 'positive postulate' and relying on 'OT abilities' instead of their flight consoles!

:nervous:

Totally diagree. QANTAS is an Australian Icon. Travolta is not.

Petey C
22nd March 2011, 11:44 AM
I'm a Qantas frequent flyer and I found the video kind of patronising and puke-making, even before the Scn connection. I don't think he's the right guy to be fronting a nominally Australian airline. Geeze, I mean, how about Russell Crowe? Jason Akermanis? Brendon Fevola? Lara Bingle? These are all Ozzie icons known for their discretion and charming behaviour! And to the best of my knowledge their only addictions are sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, not a weird sci-fi cult.

SchwimmelPuckel
22nd March 2011, 11:50 AM
Totally disagree. QANTAS is an Australian Icon. Travolta is not.Uhm.. My point is: Travolta's airplanes and interest in that ain't the problem.. His being a Scientology propellerhead with BT's in little pink helicopters buzzing is.. And Scientology being an evil mindbender cult with a political agenda to make Orwell's 1984 seem a regular picnic aggravates the problem.

Hmm.. It's a PR problem for Qantas really.. As their aircrews correctly say.. It's a pretty BIG problem too..

:yes:

thetanic
22nd March 2011, 11:53 AM
I suspect the employees are upset because the video is demeaning to them and has their company fronted by a spokeshole for an evil cult.

He actually has his wings through Qantas, though. At least that's what he said on a special I saw about the Airbus 380.

Infinite
22nd March 2011, 12:10 PM
I'm a Qantas frequent flyer and I found the video kind of patronising and puke-making, even before the Scn connection. I don't think he's the right guy to be fronting a nominally Australian airline. Geeze, I mean, how about Russell Crowe? Jason Akermanis? Brendon Fevola? Lara Bingle? These are all Ozzie icons known for their discretion and charming behaviour! And to the best of my knowledge their only addictions are sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, not a weird sci-fi cult.

Just to be a pedant: Russell Crowe is a Kiwi. But, you can have him. Please.


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_AxPVm5NUxzU/SqEIvPlEGBI/AAAAAAAAAd8/pnybWfrj4bA/s400/russell_crowe.jpg

Cherished
22nd March 2011, 03:28 PM
I'm also a Qantas Frequent Flyer.

I have absolutely no problem with this video. JT doesn't sound insincere. The world knows that he really is a pilot, not just an actor. Plus, I had always assumed that the guys they used for these things WERE actors!

The goal of these videos is achieved only if they catch the attention of passengers. JT is more likely to do that that an unknown person.

Commander Birdsong
22nd March 2011, 08:17 PM
there is so much writing on this board about the imminent demise of CoS but as long as, for instance, qantas does not fear being stigmatized by hiring jt for such a video CoS cannot even remotely be thought to be facing any serious threat to it's existence.

Infinite
22nd March 2011, 08:47 PM
I wouldn't trust him with a Jett.

LongTimeGone
22nd March 2011, 08:56 PM
there is so much writing on this board about the imminent demise of CoS but as long as, for instance, qantas does not fear being stigmatized by hiring jt for such a video CoS cannot even remotely be thought to be facing any serious threat to it's existence.

I don't think Qantas management would have much of a clue about Scientology but I'm sure their attitude could change overnight.

Come on imminent demise of CoS.

LTG

AlphOhm
22nd March 2011, 11:06 PM
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg64/harebrahma/MockingItUpcopy.jpg

Rmack
23rd March 2011, 03:30 AM
I suspect the employees are upset because the video is demeaning to them and has their company fronted by a spokeshole for an evil cult.




agreed

Royal Prince Xenu
23rd March 2011, 04:38 AM
Uhm.. My point is: Travolta's airplanes and interest in that ain't the problem.. His being a Scientology propellerhead with BT's in little pink helicopters buzzing is.. And Scientology being an evil mindbender cult with a political agenda to make Orwell's 1984 seem a regular picnic aggravates the problem.

Hmm.. It's a PR problem for Qantas really.. As their aircrews correctly say.. It's a pretty BIG problem too..

:yes:

Still haven't found a working link to video.