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User currently offlineDkramer7 From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 117 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

Hi All

I was wondering if anyone had any input as to whether qantas or virgin blue could find a use for the B737-900ER in their fleet. Jetstar has started taking delivery of the A321 so i was thinking if these other guys could mke use of its extra size.

Also any thoughts on the B737-700 for qantas? not likely since QF seem to prefer size

cheers

D

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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12167 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 2386 times:
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Quoting Dkramer7 (Thread starter):
Jetstar has started taking delivery of the A321

I thought JQ had cancelled their A321 deliverys due to the downturn and the condition of Spirits A321 that JQ has taken.

QF have now said that all QF and JQ domestic expansion has been cancelled and JQ will be removing 1x A320 from service


User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5664 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 2 hours ago) and read 2137 times:



Quoting 777ER (Reply 1):
I thought JQ had cancelled their A321 deliverys due to the downturn and the condition of Spirits A321 that JQ has taken.

The second hand A321s have been canceled, but not AFAIK the 6(?) new builds. The two ex Sprit that were delivered are still in service, again AFAIK.

As far as the OPs question goes. QF I think not. QF have B763s and are acquiring B788, I think they'll make do with the two types.

DJ, OTOH may need a bigger aircraft, on busier routes, when the economy recovers, of course, and the B739ER would seem a logical choice.

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User currently offlineBen175 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 693 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 2104 times:

I could see DJ doing very well with the 739ER on the east-west runs.

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12167 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 2067 times:
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Quoting Gemuser (Reply 2):
Quoting 777ER (Reply 1):
I thought JQ had cancelled their A321 deliverys due to the downturn and the condition of Spirits A321 that JQ has taken.

The second hand A321s have been canceled, but not AFAIK the 6(?) new builds

Even if the new A321s were still going to be delivered as planned, I think that plan has now been cancelled cause of QFs announcement to not, or would JQ prefer those A321s get delivered and instead retire more A320s?


User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3328 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 2042 times:



Quoting Gemuser (Reply 2):
DJ, OTOH may need a bigger aircraft, on busier routes, when the economy recovers, of course, and the B739ER would seem a logical choice.

It's only a matter of time before DJ goes for the B739.
They need them for SYD-MEL, as there isn't more you can do than flights every half hour... it just becomes inefficient.

What would a B739 add for DJ? 40 seats per flight...
at 220 seats, they would compete well with QFs inefficient 254 seat B763s!


User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5664 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1845 times:



Quoting 777ER (Reply 4):
Even if the new A321s were still going to be delivered as planned, I think that plan has now been cancelled cause of QFs announcement to not, or would JQ prefer those A321s get delivered and instead retire more A320s?

Well JQ/QF have not said that any aircraft orders are being canceled, AFAIK, so I would assume that they would park the oldest/most maintenance due frames first and use new deliveries. Granted the A321 are bigger but things can be shuffled around and as the economy recovers that capacity could be very valuable.

Gemuser



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