6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3325 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3320 times:
geez, i was pretty close to the mark...
for those that are interested... announced this morning:
3pw syd-hnl [replace QF]
2pw syd-bali [replace AO]
3pw syd-phuket [new, although AO operated some charters last year]
3pw syd-sgn [new services. compete with VN. i wonder what will happen on the codeshare agreement there].
daily syd-kix-bne-syd. [i mentioned this in a post a few months back. QF claims these to be new for the QF Group, but they will effectively replace JAL on the same sector. JAL was going to suspend in March 2006, but said it would continue and 'review' the situation in late 2006. this is the solution].
Very low risk strategy if you ask me.
Also, AO finishes in July 2006. However, most AO services ex-CNS maintained, operated on a wet-lease basis between AO and QF. QF aircraft, with AO cabin crew, and about 20% lower operating costs than if QF operated.
Hamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2742 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3272 times:
Perhaps the most interesting thing for me in that press release is both a month for 787 delivery to Jetstar Int'l - August 2008, but also a preliminary seat count - 311. That must mean an entirely y configuration, perhaps with a few rows of y+.
Dalecary From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3047 times:
Quoting Hamlet69 (Reply 6): Perhaps the most interesting thing for me in that press release is both a month for 787 delivery to Jetstar Int'l - August 2008, but also a preliminary seat count - 311. That must mean an entirely y configuration, perhaps with a few rows of y+.
The 2-class operation will have a J-class equivalent to QF domestic J. So, no Y+. But your point is taken. There can't be many rows of the premium class. I wonder if these figures are for 788 or -9, as I have heard JQ -8s will return to mainline when -9s become available. I think the eventual JQ fleet will be mainly -9s. Even at 9-abreast, it's pretty cramped fitting 311 into a 788. Certainly possible, but doesn't sound too pleasant for a 10hr flight.