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Rumour: Qantas Changing Times  
User currently offlineBd1959 From Australia, joined Oct 2002, 450 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

According to Melbourne radio station 3AW, QANTAS are taking a novel approach to getting their flights away on time. All clocks and computers in QANTAS domestic terminals are being set 3 minutes early.

Anyway from QANTAS (AJ?) confirm?


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User currently offlineQANTAS747 From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1593 times:

Personally I think that is a fairly good strategy by QF, because 3mins isn't a big difference, and some peoples clocks are like 5-10mins slow/fast, so this is good because their flights will get away quicker. Love to hear if it is confirmed

User currently offline7E7 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 159 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1518 times:

I did not see that happening with QF419 when the 9AM flight was not pushed back until 9:35.
One thing for sure, I was up in the lounge having my tea at 8:40 when it said 'GATE CLOSED' on the screens. I ran down like hell, only to wait nearly an hour in the seat.
The only apology we heard that morning was from the F/O who simply said:'It is rush hour here in Sydney airport, we will be out to Melbourne as soon it is our turn'

I would not mind having a look at QF's current on time performance.

User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2404 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1501 times:

Haven't heard that one BD1959, we use the aircraft clock for our timing, which is accurate, and the Qantas webpage uses ACARS derived times for aircraft so fitted.

User currently offlineWirraway From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1469 times:

This rumour is as good as your last one on QF uniforms totally false.

User currently offline'Longreach' From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 505 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1465 times:

That won't make passengers happy when the check in desks will be closed 3 minutes early and they miss their flight!!

User currently offlineThaigold From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 315 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1453 times:

I am not sure it will help as on the last few flights I have had with QF it has not been passengers that have delayed the flight rather QF not getting the planes ready in time.... It always seems to happen with QF.

Dunbar Rovers forever
User currently offlineBd1959 From Australia, joined Oct 2002, 450 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1304 times:

Thanks Wirraway for confirming it's non-genuine status - I raised both topics to try to confirm/deny.

I guess you won't be interested in any more I hear?


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