You know the far-right blog Catallaxy? Check out their theory on QANTAS’ decision to ground planes rather than fly them through a volcanic ash cloud:
[It] makes one wonder about Qantas’ priorities. It doesn’t seem to be the passenger – the cost of the delays must be considerable, personally and financially. It costs a little more in fuel to fly at a lower altitude and distance by flying around but its seems that the revealed preference by Qantas is to put passengers last.
I wonder if this has anything to do with the militant Qantas unions?
Yes, the unions. That’s so like them. Always determined to put stockholders’ money ahead of the customers…
Also, I hear they’re responsible for the climate change that’s not happening and war in the Middle East.
Oh, Catallaxy. Don’t ever change. (As if you would.)