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5 QF's Currently At Frankfurt!  
User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5855 posts, RR: 39
Posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

due to the strike by BA there are 5 QF tails sitting at Frankfurt currently! so anywhere in Frankfurt now is your chance to go shoot QF in daylight hours!

VH-OJN
VH-OJR
VH-OJF
VH-OJM
VH-OJC

all scheduled to leave at 1400 back to Asia, though i think one may go on to London but i am not 100% sure and QF006 will leave as normal tonight.

[Edited 2005-08-12 11:30:18]

[Edited 2005-08-12 11:39:07]

[Edited 2005-08-12 11:39:49]


a true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes, while everyone else believes the smile on your face.
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User currently offlineFlyingzacko From Germany, joined May 2005, 583 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

I'm goin there right now. Will be there in about half an hour. Yeeeeeeha!

Cheers,
Sebastian



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User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

Quoting Flyingzacko (Reply 1):
Will be there in about half an hour. Yeeeeeeha!

Go Sebastian GO!! You de man!!  bouncy 

Fergul Big grin  sun 

We're counting on you!!



Zambian Airways, Where the Eagles fly free!!
User currently offlineLHRsunriser From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

All of them and no Wunula! Dear Dear Dear

 cry 

Cheers Dom - Capital Aviation Photography



Getting back into it
User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5855 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2480 times:

Wunala was on the Johannesburg run yesterday.


a true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes, while everyone else believes the smile on your face.
User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

Reports from JNB suggest Zak Economides has already detonated due to over-excitement.


It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2473 times:

Quoting LHRsunriser (Reply 3):
All of them and no Wunula! Dear Dear Dear

Typical!!  hissyfit 

Yo Jo-burg look out!!  duck 

Fergul Big grin  sun 



Zambian Airways, Where the Eagles fly free!!
User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5697 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2458 times:
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I do believe Wunala departed SYD Friday at 10:50 (Local) as QF107 for LAX/JFK.

I photographed her heading South on 16R at 11:11

Regards

Chris

PS I believe it was QF 107.. I am sure about Wunala leaving SYD at that time!!!!  Smile



If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

Wunula seems to be common on the LAX route. I saw it three times in the 4 days i was around LAX (The third time being 3 weeks after the 1st and 2nd). Beautiful aircraft!

User currently offlineSouthpaw8669 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 141 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

Could anybody confirm that Wunula is on QF107 today?


Thanks

Eric



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User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5697 posts, RR: 44
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2387 times:
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Eric,

I don't have ACARS data to confirm.. but I have gone back over the photos I took at SYD today and cross checked the departure times against my photo EXIF data and I am pretty sure.

I had company today and was not paying as much attention to the scanner as I normally do.

Regards

Chris.

PS left SYD 12 hours ago.. I guess you will know pretty soon!!



If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineTS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2367 times:

This is very unfortunate for BA & their pax, but I'm sure we will see some highly unusal photos over the next days. 5 QF jumbos at FRA & scores of BA intercontinental flights diverted to regional UK airports. This is going to be fun. Big grin

Thomas


User currently offlineCharliecossie From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 479 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2327 times:

You all owe me a pint as I was the one who arranged with Apron Control to have all 4 divs parked next to each other.
Hehehe, hope you got some good pics.
Seemed like most of the airport staff went and took a picture or two.

Only JN has gone so far. Two more will go about 0100CET and the last about midday tomorrow.


User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

I wonder why they didn't divert them to LGW where BA do their own handling?

FRA seems a bit drastic, but I suppose there are plently of connecting flights to all over the UK.

Tim.



Obviously missing something....
User currently offlineCharliecossie From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 479 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

Nobody seems to know why they came to FRA. IMO it was a *stupid* decision. The customer service staff have been tearing their hair out all day trying to get the passengers to their destinations or in a hotel room.
They could not divert to LGW simply because BA have their own ground handlers at LGW (think about it).
They could have diverted to many other UK airports (just like the diverted BA flights).
There may be plenty of BA flights to UK airports from FRA but most go to LHR and there weren't any of those. Other BA flights are rather small minijets. All LH flights were chokka. Most of the passengers ex-QF are now in local hotels.


User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

Quoting Charliecossie (Reply 14):
They could not divert to LGW simply because BA have their own ground handlers at LGW (think about it).

Why not? Plenty of free gates and no striking staff. This would have seemed to be the obvious choice. I'm sure that BAA could have found slots for a few more aircraft.

They could indeed have gone to other UK airports, MAN would have been a good choice, just more costly if you're having to pay someone else to do everything.

At least if they'd been brought to the UK alternative ways of getting people home could have been found, leaving only the transfer pax to be put up for the night.

Tim.



Obviously missing something....
User currently offlineCharliecossie From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 479 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

Think about it.....
Why did no BA aircraft (bound for LHR) divert to LGW?

BA loaders at LHR have walked out.
A BA handled a/c (normally flying to LHR) arrives at LGW.
What are the BA loaders at LGW gonna do? Or, in this case, *not* do.


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 63
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2275 times:
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Hi all

And think of your Favourite Screener having his photography weekend at Heathrow cancelled this morning  Sad

Next time I will book BMI.

Regards

Gary


User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

Quoting Charliecossie (Reply 16):

BA loaders at LHR have walked out.
A BA handled a/c (normally flying to LHR) arrives at LGW.
What are the BA loaders at LGW gonna do? Or, in this case, *not* do.

The "troublesome" element are restricted to LHR though. If they were going to walk out at LGW, they would have done so the other day. The staff at LGW are members of the T&G union like their counterparts at LHR.

Perhaps BA didn't want to take any chances?

Tim.



Obviously missing something....
User currently offlineCharliecossie From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 479 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2268 times:

Granite:
I don't know what to say.
1000 (or so) BA staff walked out.
44,000 staff have no idea why those 1000 walked. (OK, maybe some know)
44,000 staff do not support what the 1000 did.
44,000 staff care. 1000, apparently, do not.
Maybe they won't be 1000 staff much longer.


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 63
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2256 times:
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Hi all

I'm no moderator but keep on topic please or stuff will be deleted.

I was seriously looking forward to a weekends photography at Heathrow with a good friend. Lots of stuff I was looking forward to, stuff I have never got on digital SLR before and I am on my second upgrade.

I had a good chat with the telephone operator about my flight refund......a little bit of fun and she thanked me for making her feel happy as it had been a long day.

So......anyone photographing at Heathrow this weekend, I will be watching the uploads closely and feeling a little jealous.

Regards

Gary


User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3766 posts, RR: 59
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2229 times:

I can see some badenvious rejections coming up to Simon Curtis and all the other LHR'ers!  Wink

Shame you couldn't go Gary.



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineFlyingZacko From Germany, joined May 2005, 583 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

Hi guys,
just got back home. There were four of the QF's there when I was there. Right next to each other too, what a beautiful sight. The only problem was, they were too far away for me to shoot them from were I was since I would have had to hop the rail on the deck. I bet, some staff working back there made sure to take a couple of pics though.

Cheers,
Sebastian



Canon 40D + 24-70 f/2.8 L + 70-200 f/4 L + Speedlite 430EX
User currently offlineGBOAB From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 367 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2215 times:

Gary

Don't worry too much, the weather down here doesn't look too promising for the weekend, perhaps when you do come south you will be blessed with excellent conditions.

Ian



Concorde's gone but not forgotten
User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5855 posts, RR: 39
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

they went to Frankfurt because they needed to be turned around and sent back to Asia for stranded passengers there, i think QF didn't want to take the chance of flying to the UK and not being able to leave so Fra was the obvious choice and the easiest for them.


a true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes, while everyone else believes the smile on your face.
25 Post contains images Futterman : We had our fair share of BA heavies out at JFK this evening, too, but it seems StealthZ (and good 'ol Mont) were right about things brightening up on
26 AndrewUber : I think BA should post 1,000 new job openings, and write 1,000 termination letters. There is no excuse for this crap. Drew
27 Post contains links and images Pilot kaz : Gary, I would say your lucky , LHR yesterday was quiet...extremly Quiet. And today the Weather is at a all time rain wind and rain Maybe this was a si
28 Granite : Kaz Thanks for the info and pics. There will be a next time but not with BA. Regards Gary
29 Post contains images SA006 : Damnit! I just have to be in Greece when its in JNB. Oh well... Lmfao -SA006
30 Post contains links TS : This photo was posted in the YSSY forum. Looks cool! http://rmas.de/frankfurt/qantas.jpg
31 G-CIVP : Cool photo? Surely some mistake; I've never seen heat haze like it!
32 AKE0404AR : I bet it must have been an awesome picture from the air. Airborne of RWY 25R and you could have nailed them. VG.
33 Post contains images Apuneger : Is that an airport or a rockfestival? No seriously, I feel very sorry for all those stranded pax. Back in 2003 I also got stuck in LHR because of a s
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