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September, 2019

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Qantas And Virgin CEO Call Out Aussie Airports On Fees

CEOs of two of Australia’s biggest airlines, calling for the federal government to come in and regulate airports, in order to cut down on customer costs and fees.

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, alongside Virgin CEO Paul Scurrah, spoke at the National Press Club, held in Canberra recently, saying that airports have customers under their thumb thanks to their monopolies, which result in customers having to deal with high fees just to get to the country and board their Cairns to Port Douglas shuttle, or wherever their destination is.

The two bigwigs are saying that Australian airports and their monopolies are excessive with their fees, and are damaging the country’s economy, as a result, their behavior enabled by a lack of actual regulation, control or intervention to keep them in line.

Mr. Joyce notes how Australia is home to four of the world’s most profitable airports, yet, none of these airports are rated as some of the best in the world, showing a notable discrepancy in profit and customer satisfaction.

Mr. Scurrah, meanwhile, notes that the unregulated status of the airport industry in Australia means that the airports have free reign to set fees as they see fit, noting how one Aussie airport’s 2018 annual report stated proudly that their revenues from their aeronautical services went up by 52%, in spite of aircraft movements dropping by 0.03% in the same time period.

Their comments came just before the publication of the report by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s Productivity Commission, which will be the basis on decisions regarding the regulation of Australia’s airports.

Mr. Joyce took some heat after it was revealed that he was the country’s top-earning executive in 2018, receiving a total salary of about $24 million in the same year his company posted a massive profit of $1.6 billion.

As for the airports, a report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), released in February 2019, noted that the parking costs dropped for the country’s four biggest airports, to the benefit of travelers without a Cairns to Port Douglas shuttle or something of the like.

ACCC Chairman Rod Sims explains that these drops are a good example of what competition can do for pricing,  with airport parking under threat from off-airport parking, ride sharing, as well as public transport.

Everything To Know About Junk Removal Agency

Generally most of us have a habit of hiding unwanted or old things,when we buy new ones for personal use or home use. Few reasons for this might be the attachment we have with the item, thinking that we might need it later or lack of awareness of where to dispose it. But after some point, you realize that more unnecessary items are lying in the house making it congested. Now it’s time to dispose it. There are many junk removal agencies, who provide junk removal services for homes and offices. You need to call them and get rid of the junk forever and make your home more spacious.

Junk removal Orange County agencies will collect all the junk from your place and dispose it responsibly by sending it to the recycling plants. Some junk hauling agencies have their own recycling plants, while others use third party recycling units to recycle the junk.

When you want to dispose an item, just call your nearby agencies. On your call they will visit your house and will inspect the items you wish to dispose. Based on the items, they will prepare the estimate of the cost for junk removal. The pricing is done on per piece basis, if the junk items are large. And on a project basis, if you have large amounts of junk to be removed or if you need junk removal from office.

Once you are convinced by the pricing they will prepare an agreement for this contract. After signing the deal by both the parties, junk removal agencies will send their professional workers to your place according to your convenient time. These people will collect the junk and remove it from your premises. Sending it to recycling is their responsibility.

While choosing a junk disposal agency it is important to consider the reputation and experience of the company along with the price. The pricing of junk removal Orange County is around seventy five dollars to one fifty dollars, depending on items and transportation mode.There are various professional agencies for junk removal at Orange County. Whether it is business or household, it is always better to get in touch for professional agencies for junk removal to ensure secured and quality services with reasonable prices.

Ugly Christmas Sweater: What To Do With Them After Holidays

The Christmas season is just around the bend. Celebrities and people, in general are starting to shop for ugly Christmas sweaters before stocks run out. While there is available ready-to-wear Ugly Christmas Sweater, you can make your sweater even more interesting by personalizing it. There are online shops that offer personalized ugly Christmas sweaters. All you have to do is log in to the shop’s website and utilize their in-house tool for sweater customization. You will find handmade sweaters by knitters in China.Every piece is provided with ample attention making your ugly Christmas sweater unique and attractive for the holiday season.

If you are not sure what to do with your ugly Christmas sweater after the holidays, you can donate them to charitable institutions or hand them out to donation boxes for the homeless. While a lot of celebrities reach out to the homeless during Christmas season, you don’t have to be a celebrity to help others when you just have to have a good heart to help others in ways you can. Also, if you would rather keep your Ugly Christmas Sweater for the next holiday season, keep it in your cabinet for clothes or the storage roomfor future use. You can also use it during custom or theme parties.

When the holiday season is over, run through your closet and the storage boxes in your storage room or attic for those ugly sweaters and other things that you can donate to the Salvation Army or charitable organizations. You can find a lot of institutions and foundations that accept cash or in kind donations all throughout the year. If you would rather keep your ugly Christmas sweaters for the coming years, keep them in a box and place some mothballs in it to prevent damages and insects. Store the ugly sweater in a cool, dry place and away from direct sunlight.This way, you get to enjoy your Ugly Christmas Sweater the season and in the coming years. Only purchase an ugly Christmas sweater from reputable suppliers to ensure high quality products at affordable prices.