Smi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1632 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6256 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!
Phxtravelboy From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 295 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4561 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.
Francoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 4087 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4203 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.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
MasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5866 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3606 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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