Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit + - Flight Centre warns on Aussie consumer By Houses and Holes in Australian Economyat 1:00 pm on April 26, 2019 | 18 comments Another discretionary business bites the dust: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit + - YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED INBlood sucking capitalists fasten on international studentsThe extraordinary growth in international studentCruel ScoMo rejects Newstart liftWhen it comes to cruelty against the unemployed,Roy Morgan unemployment 9.2% in JuneThe latest Roy Morgan Research (RMR) unemploymentPorts sack hundreds as import slump bitesAs noted yesterday, Australian imports have Comments zentaoMEMBER April 26, 2019 at 1:07 pm Aren’t they also getting done for wage theft too ? Mining BoganMEMBER April 26, 2019 at 1:46 pm Yep, legal action starting today. Edit: I’d love to think this downgrade was because people boycotting the filthy swine but yeah nah, nobody cares. Nobody. Dennis April 26, 2019 at 2:21 pm Yep, people don’t care if they’re getting a discount. It reminds me of the [email protected] celebs pushing Uber Eats, as if they’re not rich enough without selling their souls for a c&&t of a company like Uber. reynmonMEMBER April 26, 2019 at 3:58 pm Yep give them a discount and they’ll be heading off to Sri Lanka in no time..it didn’t take them long to forget about the Bali dead either. FiftiesFibroShack April 26, 2019 at 3:59 pm Yep. I checked out the Your Money commentary and they didn’t even mention the wage theft. It almost felt deliberate, but it’s likely they simply don’t care. BubbleyMEMBER April 27, 2019 at 12:41 pm Your Money is Fox/Murdoch money. Occasionally there are some semi interesting commentators but many are cringingly right wing. bcnichMEMBER April 26, 2019 at 1:21 pm They’ve held up for a very long time considering it was disrupted with news papers and video stores Jacob April 26, 2019 at 2:01 pm The iPad was meant to kill printed magazines. The Age print centre opened in about 2000 and I was surprised. People were already reading newspapers online – despite only having dial up internet. Internet at school was restricted to 20 MB per kid per month and automatically cut off for the rest of the month if the kid used more than 20 MB! But the arrival of affordable ADSL in 2004 allowed people to use their home phone and their internet at the same time. A few years later, unlimited downloads were offered for a reasonable price and The Age print centre was sold. $30/month for 300 MB in 2004: https://whirlpool.net.au/news/?id=1386&show=all Peachy April 26, 2019 at 2:54 pm Ah, good old Fraudband. Jspitzer April 26, 2019 at 1:43 pm Roy Morgan consumer confidence up a lot. Arrow2MEMBER April 26, 2019 at 7:03 pm Probably because of talk of interest rate cuts. Jacob April 26, 2019 at 2:45 pm Goodness knows what travel agents will do in the future. Maybe they currently help people get tourist visas and organise trekking tours. This guy in Adelaide travels a lot, reviews the airlines that he uses to get there, and rips the airlines to shreds when the seats are not good enough: https://www.bunniktours.com.au/blog/category/dennis/ No wonder the youth watch YouTube instead of Catriona Rowntree. tonyddMEMBER April 26, 2019 at 4:38 pm Thanks Jacob, have you used Bunnik? Jacob April 26, 2019 at 6:19 pm I have not used Bunnik. I was just wondering what travel agents may do in the future. 457 visa staff can purchase tickets for the biennial trip to India online – it is just a simple stopover in Singapore or Dubai. Travel agents may be offering more complicated stuff such as a tour of Europe including hotel stays and train tickets. Chase April 26, 2019 at 6:51 pm Are you referring to the trips to India for the alternating sick parent, that seems to always correspond with festivals? Kensz0MEMBER April 26, 2019 at 3:16 pm I’m always amazed there is still a quid to be made in the travel agent game PeterMEMBER April 27, 2019 at 9:33 am I still use a travel agent for multi-leg trips. If you’re flying around the world and have multiple stops they can get much better deals, especially if you want to fly Premium economy and not be brain-dead on arrival. But then, if there’s a better suggestion I’m all ears… BubbleyMEMBER April 27, 2019 at 12:48 pm With online bookings, I have always been surprised that Fright Center has held up as well as it has, for as long as it has. I thought it would go the way of the video store and about as fast.