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QF A380 In Fiji Again  
User currently offlineMacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1042 posts, RR: 3
Posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 13094 times:

http://avherald.com/h?article=4218d60e&opt=0

Had a medical diversion.

Happened before, as discussed in this thread:
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...aviation/read.main/4261810/#menu26

Is Fiji now ready to handle the bird?


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User currently offlinePITrules From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3203 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 13095 times:



Quoting Macc (Thread starter):
Is Fiji now ready to handle the bird?

A diversion? unless they are lacking airstairs I don't see why not.



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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4920 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 12554 times:

Again...???

I'm guessing the QF11 SYD-LAX service....???

EK413



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User currently offlineTN486 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 921 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 12418 times:



Quoting EK413 (Reply 2):
I'm guessing the QF11 SYD-LAX service....???

ummmmmmmmm, the quoted link says QF94 (LAX-MEL)



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10898 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 12375 times:

These QF big 380s must be an awesome sight to see at Fiji airport, such a pretty airport by the way! I wonder why they choose to divert to Fiji over PPT or RAR or even HNL?


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User currently offlineEK773 From Malta, joined Jul 2004, 235 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 12014 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 4):
I wonder why they choose to divert to Fiji over PPT or RAR or even HNL?

The Pacific is such a huge expanse of water and when a diversion is required, whether it be technical or medical i guess the closest possible airfield is ideal.

If the aircraft was flying in the vicinity of Nadi then HNL is 3162mi away, PPT 2169mi away and RAR is 1502mi away. Why would you waste time ?


User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 11976 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 4):
I wonder why they choose to divert to Fiji over PPT or RAR or even HNL?

According to the great circle mapper, the LAX-MEL flight route goes right over fiji, whereas landing in PPT/RAR/ or even HNL would mean diverting from the norm.


User currently offlineJetfuel From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 11931 times:

This may help a little

http://www.phantomnetwork.com/australia2004/qantas.jpg



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2408 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 9460 times:



Quoting EK773 (Reply 5):
Why would you waste time ?

Plus, afterall, there is a bigger community on Fiji, so probably also better medical facilities.
I've actually visited the hospital at RAR, nice but perhaps not as good equipment compared to Fiji.


User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4832 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days ago) and read 8237 times:



Quoting Jetfuel (Reply 7):
This may help a little

a little yes, but not a lot... That map is quite out for LAX-BNE/SYD/MEL. Aircraft fly quite far south of HNL, and for SYD and MEL they tend to fly right over NAN.



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User currently offlineSmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5758 times:



Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 9):
a little yes, but not a lot... That map is quite out for LAX-BNE/SYD/MEL. Aircraft fly quite far south of HNL, and for SYD and MEL they tend to fly right over NAN.

But more importantly it highlights just how far PPT, HNL and NAN are apart...

I can't imagine that there are any problems with the airport it's self more difficulty with the lack of QF ground-staff there should (as happened last time) the crew run out of hours and that large a number of pax have to be accomodated!


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4920 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4731 times:



Quoting TN486 (Reply 3):
Quoting EK413 (Reply 2):
I'm guessing the QF11 SYD-LAX service....???

ummmmmmmmm, the quoted link says QF94 (LAX-MEL)

lol  Big grin  blush 
didn't check the link.............................

EK413



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User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5438 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4144 times:



Quoting Macc (Thread starter):
Had a medical diversion.

Given the greater number of pax in an A380, I wonder how the incidence of medical diversions compares to that for smaller widebodies. Anybody have any data?



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User currently offlinePhxtravelboy From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4063 times:



Quoting Smi0006 (Reply 10):
That map is quite out for LAX-BNE/SYD/MEL. Aircraft fly quite far south of HNL, and for SYD and MEL they tend to fly right over NAN.

Not always. Back in Oct 06 I flew the QF LAX/BNE flight and we flew right over the Hawaiian islands. I had fallen asleep, and woke up and put on the moving map and was quite surprised to see that we flew basically between Maui and Ohau.


User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3766 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3705 times:



Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 12):
Given the greater number of pax in an A380, I wonder how the incidence of medical diversions compares to that for smaller widebodies. Anybody have any data?

It would be a simple matter of extrapolating the statistical figures airlines already have in terms of medical diversions.

I'm fairly certain that airlines which bought the A380 already know how many medical diversions will be incurred by the extra amount of pax compared to their 'smaller' aircrafts and included it in the operating budget well before they even started operating the aircraft.



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User currently offlineMacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1042 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3689 times:

i just wondered if the airport could handle the plane better than a year ago. according to the thread from last year, they had some issues there dealing with the big bird.


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User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5438 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3108 times:

Quoting Francoflier (Reply 14):
It would be a simple matter of extrapolating the statistical figures airlines already have in terms of medical diversions.

Yes, it would be; but I can't find any data from which to extrapolate.  

This, from PubMed, is as close as I can come, and it is too vague and old (1999-2000) to be useful: "There were 210 diversions per million flights with one of every 12.6 incidents resulting in a diversion."

[Edited 2009-10-22 07:53:54]


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User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4003 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3017 times:



Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 12):
Given the greater number of pax in an A380, I wonder how the incidence of medical diversions compares to that for smaller widebodies. Anybody have any data?

OTOH, the chances that some specialized health professionals will be on board of an A380 increase likewise. I guess on a fully booked A380 there is often considerable choice when the call is made.


User currently offlineSkane340 From Sweden, joined May 2008, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3013 times:

Does anyone have pictures of the 380 on Fiji?

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