* Qantas A330 deliveries and configuration
* Qantas 767 seat pitch
* Jetstar 787 VH-VKA flights and
* Future Jetstar basing - Japan?
* Qantas fleet numbers now and historical
* Scoot to Perth
* Virgin Australia Embraer stops in Portugal and Greece
* When will the A380 get to Perth?
* Qantas aircraft utilisation
* Can Jetconnect operate long ETOPS flights on behalf of Qantas where they are not permitted by CASA?
* QF52, QF8 delays,
* Etihad flyover for Opera House 40th
* Who would fly to Tamworth Wellcamp?
* Busy ROK with military exercises
* Air India 787 goes tech in Sydney
* UA N182UA blows its tyres
* New Qantas Aboriginal livery revealed - Mendoorwoorrji
* Qantas yields fall
* VA inflight entertainment availability
* Will we see new airlines flying to Australia?
* Premium seating trial on the JQ 787
* China Southern A380 begins flights to Sydney
* Sichuan Airlines to start Sydney
* Qantas FF points for QR?
* Perth expansion plans
eta unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2074 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 20010 times:
Quoting TruemanQLD (Reply 2): Anyone know how Garuda is doing in BNE? I know a flight last week that had a load factor of around 15%. Hopefully this was just a one off?
I'd say a one-off. Remember this is low season and the route has only been operating since AUG. This month VA have reduced BNE-DPS from 9 to 8 weekly and TG have been subbing a 772 for a 773 over the last few months at a loss of about 100 seats/flight (nothing to do with the AOG a while back- BNE-BKK loads are way down).
DeltaB717 From Australia, joined Jun 2012, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 19559 times:
Quoting QF2220 (Reply 5): Is it even worth operating this flight? Surely they could cancel this and put people on other flights and reduce the losses. Being able to say a daily service cannot surely be worth that much to GA??
It is worth it if the flight in the opposite direction is full or close to it
TruemanQLD From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 19405 times:
Quoting QF2220 (Reply 5): s it even worth operating this flight? Surely they could cancel this and put people on other flights and reduce the losses. Being able to say a daily service cannot surely be worth that much to GA??
I would have thought not, especially given VA has a flight ~30mins later and that flight could have easily put those passengers on, or just shift them a day earlier or later... obviously some reason though
ben175 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 688 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 18947 times:
Quoting TruemanQLD (Reply 8): I would have thought not, especially given VA has a flight ~30mins later and that flight could have easily put those passengers on, or just shift them a day earlier or later... obviously some reason though
Have you thought of the fact perhaps the inbound flight from DPS was full? I've been on a flight on QF back in the day on HNL-SYD where the flight flew in that morning absolutely chockers... and the return had less than 50 people on it!
It comes back to the FAA certification. Although originally the 787-8 was designed as a 250 pax a/c. I dont think CASA has the power to challenge the FAA. What was the FAA evacuation certification? CASA just likes being difficult
Where's the passion gone out of the airline industry? The smell of jetfuel and the romance of taking a flight....
gemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5627 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (9 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 18483 times:
Quoting jetfuel (Reply 20): I dont think CASA has the power to challenge the FAA
Of course they do! Any aircraft on the Australian register must be type certified by CASA. This certification is based off the FAA/EASA type certification PLUS any additional requirements CASA MAY impose.
travelhound From Australia, joined May 2008, 919 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (9 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 17783 times:
Quoting Ditzyboy (Reply 21): Are you suggesting that Jetstar did not take into account CASA regulations, exit design and limitations when planning their interiors?
I'd suggest this come down to CASA allowing Jetstar to add the 787 to its AOC. If there is substance to this rumour it is probably more of a paperwork / training issue , than an FAA certification issue.
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: I got a good laugh out of this: Sounds like a prime business schedule In all honesty, and I hate to sound cynical, but I'll only believe it when I se
: Sounds as though the 'trusted source' got it wrong... Any idea as to when VH-VKB is scheduled for delivery? EK8413
: Yes certification of an aircraft is one thing, the second is the proving flight of said aircraft for crew operational purposes. IT can take a few goes
: Qantas has confirmed the closure of it's Avalon maintenance facility - looking at moving it to elsewhere in Australia (presumably Brisbane) or oversea
: You'd assume all future 747 heavy maintenance will be done overseas but QF probably wouldn't want to announce that as it is a bad" look. QF's PR was a
: It's so interesting how VA get a free ride in the press but QF get picked up for everything. The figures they provided about AVV (22months down time
: Considering VA/DJ was started by a Brit, it doesn't attract the same national pride that QF has benefited from (been lumbered with?). I see QF lookin
: I think you are quite right about the "national pride" but I'm a bit cynical about what it means. "National pride" hasn't stopped Australians flockin
: Exactly, that is - arguably - the strongest counter argument against the "Asian maintenance is inferior" That said, I could quite easily imagine some
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