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User currently offlineEKGOLD From Australia, joined May 2005, 207 posts, RR: 6
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1771 times:

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/...lays/2005/08/27/1124563060572.html

Article on todays Sydney Morning Herald Website.

Any known flight cancellations?

I see EK 418 terminated at SYD this morning instead of going on to Auckland and EK 432 via BNE had another stop in SYD before going onto Auckland. Not sure if this was fuel related though... Anybody know?

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User currently offlinePurpleBox From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

Quoting EKGOLD (Thread starter):
I see EK 418 terminated at SYD this morning instead of going on to Auckland and EK 432 via BNE had another stop in SYD before going onto Auckland.

I don't know, but it sounds as if EK432 stopped off to pick up the PAX from EK418. The B777-300 is bigger than the A340-500 so they may have had space as the Tasman sectors are hardly ever full.

The original EK432 PAX ended up flying DXB/SIN/BNE/SYD/AKL and I'd imagine that DXB was not the origin for most of them - I would think that they were less than amused...

Purplebox.



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User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1627 times:

I heard somewhere that a QF 744 heading for LAX had to call in at Fiji for fuel.

How long will this last? I assume if it is a whole batch of fuel that is unsatisfactory you can't just get a huge new quantity out this far so quickly. Could be an interesting few days coming up!



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User currently offlineEKGOLD From Australia, joined May 2005, 207 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1576 times:

Quoting PurpleBox (Reply 1):
I don't know, but it sounds as if EK432 stopped off to pick up the PAX from EK418. The B777-300 is bigger than the A340-500 so they may have had space as the Tasman sectors are hardly ever full.

EK418 is the 773 ER and travels DXB BKK SYD AKL and return...


User currently offlinePurpleBox From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

Quoting EKGOLD (Reply 3):
EK418 is the 773 ER and travels DXB BKK SYD AKL and return...

My mistake - got confused with the direct DXB flight. The BNE flight is a 773 ER as well.

PurpleBox.



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1469 times:

I had that problem once. I travelled on SQ from SYD to HKG via SIN back in 2003 and there was a fuel shortage problem and all flights were given 30% fuel. Our flight, SQ 220 had to go through Melbourne to add more fuel. Took a few extra hours.

User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5359 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1333 times:

Quoting PurpleBox (Reply 4):
The BNE flight is a 773 ER as well.

Just a standard 773 not an ER fot the BNE flight.

QF11 operated by 744ER VH-OEI diverted to AKL for fuel last night.

EK432 A6-EMM arrived in AKL around 1730 after its diversion to SYD.


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12341 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 1297 times:
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Heard on the radio today that fuel shortages is due to contamination of fuel supplies. Its believed the contamination wasn't sabatage. All Aviation fuel suppliers are getting more supplies

User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4577 posts, RR: 40
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

Quoting 777ER (Reply 7):
Heard on the radio today that fuel shortages is due to contamination of fuel supplies.

Apparently the issue is with the anti-static additive - there is a significant ammount of fuel which doesn't contain enough of it. Goodness knows how it managed to avoid quality control, and end up at the JUHI.

Quoting United Airline (Reply 5):
I travelled on SQ from SYD to HKG via SIN back in 2003 and there was a fuel shortage problem and all flights were given 30% fuel.

Yes, this is the second time in recent years that Sydney has had a serious preoblem with fuel supply. From memory, the 2003 situation wasn't to do with contamination, but with a lack of actual supply.

It is really quite ridiculous that the largest airport in this country could suffer from this problem, and even worse that it is the second time that fuel supply has been compromised there in 3 years...

V/F



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