From Waterbomber reply 887: 1. Operationally, they only have a single B789 now. Soon they'll have a few more but you need many aircraft to operate this route daily plus the MEL rotations. *They will have 4 B789s BEFORE the LHR service starts, which should be enough! They are not silly you know, they...Jump to post
tullamarine wrote:I am not sure about the US, but in Europe Schengen and non-Schengen pax typically do not mix.
This is also the case in AMS with a separate airside security and passport check separating the Schengen & non-Schengen gates
Is Joyce being realistic. The ultra long range he is asking for will require either a huge MTOW or a reduction in load. The more fuel carried the more fuel that has to be carried to get that range. Can either Boeing or Airbus give him what he wants for what is a niche market. Boeing only ever sold ...Jump to post
The 777-8 is clearly too large for this mission, which calls for 300 seats, not 365. On the other hand a 772 length 777X would be perfect for this mission and should be able to meet all Qantas requirements without MTOW increases or a central bogey. It would also have superior CASM because its not c...Jump to post
While not disputing in way what RyanairGuru or XAM2175 says about security requirements, the separation of International/Domestic into separate terminals LONG predates even the concept of aviation security. In SYD, at least it goes back to the 1950s, at least, to my personal knowledge, and I suspect...Jump to post
Why’s it not realistic in your opinion? Shorter than SYD and most of the same connections available ex BNE. Actually, the shortest distance to SYD would be ORD-LAX-SYD. Moreover, BNE-SYD requires a bus ride over to the domestic terminal. So it doesn't make sense to fly ORD-BNE-SYD, when a shorter a...Jump to post
Thanks, all. I maybe could see some use for carry on bags but for checked bags???
Ok, I give up! What is a "smart bag" and why does it require a battery? Never heard of it.
And one can buy a 2,500HP turbine. A P&W 127 is 2,700 HP and ATR orders them buy the hundreds. The nose section of the SkyCourier may be tight for a 7' long engine and the structure a bit light for the given power, larger 5 or 6-blade prop and its ground clearance? "Textron Aviation opted ...Jump to post
Short S series flying boats, Empire, Sandringham, Solent
You guys seem fixate on smaller aircraft, and QANTAS is asking specifically for 300 seats. Hence, no 787 or A350-800 - based solution will be offered. This is boeing's order to lose, 777-8 with auxillary tanks seems to be the best option. Though I'm keeping my fingers for A350-900ULR to win this on...Jump to post
What i its MTOW? None of the articles or even Cessna's web site mention it. That seems really strange!
I was in Berlin this summer and many, many locals boasted that Berlin is now the third most-visited city in Europe behind London and Paris. My friend and I found that shocking given how poor flight connections are from the U.S., at least in terms of lack of nonstop flights. Coming from BNA, it requ...Jump to post
Just for fun, how long would that be on an ATR-72? 3hrs? (If it has the leg) The longest flights I know about in ATR is MLN-LPA operated by Air Nostrum for IB. It is seasonal route with 890 mile distance to cover. I think it is close to 4 hours in duration. Should be around 3:15 - 3:20, maybe as mu...Jump to post
Basically the B787 & A350 have changed the game. QF starts PER-LHR non stop next March and has issued a challenge to A& B to built them a machine that will allow SYD/ME-LHR non stop with a reasonable payload at a reasonable price. Now if PER-LHR works and QF, & A or B can agree on what i...Jump to post
actsundevil thank you for the information in the third paragraph of reply 133, that in fact is what I asked for.
PHX can't. It can handle an A380 on an emergency basis, but it probably wouldn't even be able to handle a one-off charter. I'm sure there are several others. Why not? Gemuser Because the airport is unlikely to ever see scheduled service from an A380, so it's not worth the tens of millions to modify...Jump to post
Yea, actually it is. Knowledge is power. Try it. Please enlighten us as to which of the World's top 100 airports can't handle an A380. PHX can't. It can handle an A380 on an emergency basis, but it probably wouldn't even be able to handle a one-off charter. I'm sure there are several others. Why no...Jump to post
Assuming presumably you can also instigate an upgauge in airports capable of handling the A380, something in itself that surely influences the current state of the A380 order book too ? One more a.net myth... Yes it is and a stubborn one too! Once again from the top: The A380 was designed to operat...Jump to post
Different options: More 5th freedom routes such as MXP-JFK. Start a mini hub somewhere else. Fly p-2-p routes, where allowed. How much would Indian regulator "charge" to allow EK to fly India-U.S. non-stop? None of these are really feasible. Fifth freedom is not really hub bypass & ea...Jump to post
??? How could EK BYPASS DXB??? Different options: More 5th freedom routes such as MXP-JFK. Start a mini hub somewhere else. Fly p-2-p routes, where allowed. How much would Indian regulator "charge" to allow EK to fly India-U.S. non-stop? None of these are really feasible. Fifth freedom is...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:The other way to grow is connect less traffic and bypass the congestion. Now this is usually a competitor. But EK could use say 787s to bypass DXB if needed.
I wouldn't read too much into it. Apart from B787s QF is not going to be ordering many or more likely no aircraft in the next few years, the ASX [Australian Stock eXchange] simply will not permit it with a punishing sell off of shares. AJ has spent years rebuilding the airline INCLUDING the share pr...Jump to post
Noticed recently that there had not been a post from 'sunrisevalley' since early September. Unfortunately Hugh is no longer with us. We exchanged occasional emails and I will miss his contributions. http://deaths.nelsonmail.co.nz/obituaries/nelson-mail-nz/obituary.aspx?pid=186772187 Hugh explained ...Jump to post
Hey guys, Just realised that Emirates has applied to codeshare on QF's Dreamliner MEL-PER-LHR flights as part of the application to renew the JV. I like the idea and think that it gives the route an even greater chance of success. I bet EK will be watching the performance of this potentially heavil...Jump to post
IIRC, QF was actually one of the first to offer RTWs when it teamed with TW around 1981/82. I was working in the QF LON ticket office at the time, but only ever saw a handful of customers travelling on such tickets. QF & BA have been offering a joint round the world ticket since the early 1970s...Jump to post
I don't think there's anything in the conventions that prevents carriers with multiple AOCs from using the same callsign. Didn't both MQ and OW use Eagle Flight and EGF? If that's true, is there anything that would prevent, for instance, BA and IB from both using BAW and Speedbird if they wanted to...Jump to post
Thanks for the reply, I’m intrigued to know if this is possible, and if so why Airlines elect to not do this, or if it isn’t possible the reason as to why it would be prevented or “outside” of current conventions! But thank you for your reply It is outside the conventions because they are written o...Jump to post
No comment about IATA but I think this idea would fall outside the various ICAO conventions. Not saying it's banned AFAIK, just that it falls outside the current regulatory framework. Which means you would need an amendment to the relevant convention(s). Good Luck!
no one here seems to have any idea. Saying aircraft need to sit at LAX all day everyday is just stupid. Sure they need maintenance but not that regularly. I wish someone who knows something about MX would let us know what's actually required MX wise at LAX. You are NOT paying attention to what othe...Jump to post
I do like the idea of a PM departure ex AU and a lunchtime departure ex the US, so perhaps its something QF might try in coming years. QF ran a 13:00 or there about from LAX for many years QF8. It was rarely daily & was always first chopped if there was a problem or traffic as weak. It definite...Jump to post
VSMUT wrote:Gemuser wrote:Those ICE trains are grey, not white and look dirty when freshly painted. Which is a good idea actually.
They are white, not grey. I ride on them several times a week.
Before Qantas is able todo any of there grant 789 plans, they first need to place an top-up for 789s. Pretty much all of there current fleet ordered will be tied up by the already launched route. Effectively NZ could jump ahead an start routes like ORD from next year. QF would likely need to wait a...Jump to post
CASA's EDTO (in spite of their general slowness to move with the times in many other areas, the Australian rules contain no such beast as ETOPS) rules allow extension from 180 up to 240 minutes if the airframe-engine combination is already operating on EDTO up to 180 minutes, and further extension ...Jump to post
what about a SYD/BNE/ORD/BNE/SYD ? if same aircraft, no domestic connection (from SYD) & they could call it direct, just not nonstop. That would be better than domestic connections to BNE as it would be international terminal to international terminal BUT would it make more profit than non stop...Jump to post
We are all entitled to our opinions, but do you really think BNE-ORD-BNE, with domestic connections at BNE would make more money than SYD-ORD-BNE-SYD? I don't but as I said we shall see what we see. Yes absolutely, since the simple fact that you keep ignoring is that the 789 won't make SYD-ORD with...Jump to post
not to mention dirty in a matter of days - white is a poor choice here. The Germans seem to manage pretty well regardless: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/63/DB_401_Frankfurt.jpg Those ICE trains are grey, not white and look dirty when freshly painted. Which is a good idea actually...Jump to post
We shall see what we shall see come 2022 or so. I don't think anybody is disputing that QF will eventually place 789s at SYD (it's inevitable), just the idea that SYD will feature in flying patterns for the first 8 frames (ie doing BNE-SYD-ORD-BNE or similar). QF's comments this week basically conf...Jump to post
If CASA allowed extended ETOPS and AJ bought the 350-1000, then yes, CPT is reachable. They don't need A350-1000 to do CPT, A359 and B789 is more than enough for the job. Heck even A332 if they wanted to (albert from PER only). The issue is sorely on ETOPS. Michael CASA has allowed, at least in the...Jump to post
Its not a big assumption, look at the facts The first 4 will be based in MEL Those four aircraft will allow Qantas to launch its Perth-London flights, pioneering nonstop commercial airline services between Australia and Europe for the first time. “The four aircraft are actually patterned together s...Jump to post
The first 8 frames will be based in either BNE or MEL, 4 in each city so there will be no regular 789 operations to SYD. This is exactly how I should be leave the 789's to cities like MEL & BNE and leave the bigger aircraft to SYD, the only exception would be the daily QF93/94 MEL-LAX Yes the f...Jump to post
My bets are: They formally announce SYD-DFW going to 2x daily on 789s Or They formally announce BNE-DFW 1x daily on 789s Or They announce the dates for BNE-LAX-JFK on 789s And finally, this is a interesting one A temporary SYD-BNE-ORD 789 flight (until they can do SYD-ORD on a 77X). IMHO: 1) I doub...Jump to post
Air France flight 66 was a regularly scheduled flight from CDG-LAX. Due to an uncontained engine failure in the number 4 engine, the plane diverted to Goose Bay. I'm sure that this is all over A.net, but what exactly happened to cause the engine to disintegrate? The A388 has had engine problems bef...Jump to post
According to NYT, people were running onto an active runway! I'm curious as to how these people were able to bypass all the tight security that surrounds airport runways, and I honestly would not pick an active airport runway as my first plan of escape, because you are much more likely to be killed...Jump to post
Students stranded on Cocos Island as VA has cancelled the past 4 flights to the island Speaking of which, why does Qantas leave service to remote Australian territories like Christmas Island, Cocos Island and Norfolk Island to Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand and others? Separately, it also strike...Jump to post
Gonzalo wrote:AFAIK Pax still on the plane since Goose Bay airport can't provide stairs for an A380
Could the whole impact of this been less, if AKL had of invested into an new larger fuel storage farm by now that was onsite? The current fuel farm at AKL is tinny, its next to an Terminal and hasn't really grown to match increase flights instead they have just put all there hope into an 170km pipe...Jump to post