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by Crackshot
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39554

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

OK just re-read the article ( http://www.couriermail.com.au/business/malaysia-airlines-returns-to-brisbane-in-coup-for-queensland-tourism/news-story/e272380bcb590b9c9324f845247a8f55 , better link BTW) which quotes several government and airport officials confirming the route and a start date of April.

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by Crackshot
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39554

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

A Malaysia Airlines source has announced a return to BNE with the A330, starting 6 June http://malaysiandigest.com/business/716697-mas-to-fly-to-brisbane-from-june-6.html?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= A Courier Mail article has apparently confirmed this (although it announc...

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by Crackshot
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about starting a new long-haul route
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: Question about starting a new long-haul route

Yeah I thought that would be how they did it. Cheers for the replies.

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by Crackshot
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about starting a new long-haul route
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Question about starting a new long-haul route

I'm just wondering, when an airline starts a new long-haul route that requires crew rest, how does that work with the crew who take the inaugural return? Do they just get shuttled down a few days beforehand on another airline?

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by Crackshot
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39554

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Wasn't there a rumour in one of the earlier threads about QF starting BNE-KIX? I would imagine such a route would be a good fit for Jetstar. Do they have the metal for it though?

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by Crackshot
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39554

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Off the top of my head, they've already announced MEL-PER-LHR, MEL-SFO and BNE-LAX-JFK to downgrade from the 744 to 789 later this year (did I miss any?) BNE-ORD is the most widely rumoured one. BNE-SFO is my dark horse.. Just want to clarify that I believe ORD will be the first announced; I think ...

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by Crackshot
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39554

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

For the prediction about LA announcing BNE this year, can’t see that one sorry. They only launched MEL-SCL in October at 3 x weekly, which one would assume they would try and build frequency on that route first. Maybe not this year, but I suspect we'll see it in the next five. This could just be wi...

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by Crackshot
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39554

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

qf789 wrote:
Another one, Ethiopian add services to Australia


If they did, I'd predict it would be to PER. Then again, given they have a solid number of fifth-freedom or stopover routes, maybe via BKK to SYD?

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by Crackshot
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39554

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

I remember reading in one of the earlier threads that Tianjin Airlines was applying to fly to BNE. Any update on this? An announcement should be made soon for a CKG-BNE start in September! Good news! MH returning to BNE? Didn't the airline executives say this was a matter of when, not if? I could s...

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by Crackshot
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 607
Views: 39554

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

I remember reading in one of the earlier threads that Tianjin Airlines was applying to fly to BNE. Any update on this?

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by Crackshot
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 38000

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

PR axes DRW eff 24 March 18, BNE to go non stop with A321neo around the end of March 18, no fixed date yet https://www.ausbt.com.au/philippine-airlines-axes-darwin-flights-but-brisbane-to-go-non-stop?utm_source=hero That's pretty cool. Does that make BNE the first Aussie airport to get scheduled Ne...

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by Crackshot
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 38000

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

QF16 LAX-BNE (26th departure from LAX - 28th arrival in BNE) returned to LAX about 1 and a half hours after departure, now expected to arrive in BNE on Friday around 1230am Interesting, do you know why? I was spotting 15 out of BNE once and it had to return to the gate for a medical (sick flight at...

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by Crackshot
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 38000

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

Not sure what you mean, but Chinese carriers have flights throughout the day in MEL and SYD, 3U, CZ, MU all operate flights that arrive in the afternoon and depart at night. Oh yeah? I might have just been thinking of BNE. Quite likely limited space at the international terminal in the mornings - i...

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by Crackshot
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 38000

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

CCA795 is currently about 15 mins out of BNE for the inaugural. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CCA795 Anyone know why CA has a different schedule for it's OZ flights then other Chinese carriers? (I mean arriving/departing in the late-afternoon/evening instead of morning). Just out of curiousity...

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by Crackshot
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 38000

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

CCA795 is currently about 15 mins out of BNE for the inaugural. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CCA795 Anyone know why CA has a different schedule for it's OZ flights then other Chinese carriers? (I mean arriving/departing in the late-afternoon/evening instead of morning). Just out of curiousity.

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by Crackshot
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 263
Views: 24377

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2017/12/10/malaysia-airlines-a350-tokyo-auckland/ Malaysia Airlines will be flying the A350 between Kuala Lumpur and Auckland as of August 5, 2018, replacing the A330.. Along with NRT it's one of four routes announced by the airline (the other two being the tw...

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by Crackshot
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?
Replies: 16
Views: 3141

Re: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?

I'm not sure when it stopped, but I know the routing was CAI-JFK-LAX. The infamous 767 crash (well, murder suicide) off of Nantucket (Flight 990) originated in LAX, I don't know if it was ever non-stop. Honestly, I think the chances of it resuming are slim to none.

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by Crackshot
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Routing Of Some LAX-HNL Flights
Replies: 9
Views: 1137

Re: Routing Of Some LAX-HNL Flights

This is one of the published departures for LAX, and you can see the dinty transition, which according to flightaware is often the first waypoint for LAX-HNL flights, there. I'm not sure what the geography of the waypoints is, but could this be it? http://flightaware.com/resources/airport/LAX/DP/DA...

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by Crackshot
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Routing Of Some LAX-HNL Flights
Replies: 9
Views: 1137

Re: Routing Of Some LAX-HNL Flights

This is one of the published departures for LAX, and you can see the dinty transition, which according to flightaware is often the first waypoint for LAX-HNL flights, there. I'm not sure what the geography of the waypoints is, but could this be it? http://flightaware.com/resources/airport/LAX/DP/DAR...

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by Crackshot
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 262
Views: 29986

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017

Tianjin Airlines is looking to start services to Brisbane with the airline applying to the CAAC for twice weekly services between Chongqing and Brisbane from October next year. https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/926226937734873088 Hey that's pretty cool. China-BNE market is growing pretty fast...

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by Crackshot
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to axe MEL-AKL and BNE-AKL from March 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 13227

Re: Emirates to axe MEL-AKL and BNE-AKL from March 2018

Wow that's a shame. I've flown that route before and watch it takeoff/land all the time. At least they'll still be coming. Anyone know if this changes the flight schedule then? Will EK434 still arrive at the same time, and when will it depart? Because normally 435 doesn't leave BNE till late at nigh...

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by Crackshot
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay pilots...
Replies: 107
Views: 26656

Re: Gay pilots...

It's one of those things that shouldn't matter, but in the eyes of many it does. There's no inherent gay trait that would make one a lesser pilot (same with being female, or black, etc) but attitudes take a long time to change.

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by Crackshot
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas dispatches Airbus A330-303 with non compliant MEL
Replies: 14
Views: 4928

Re: Qantas dispatches Airbus A330-303 with non compliant MEL

charlienorth wrote:
I thought it would be maintenance? I'm not entirely sure how this works tbh.

Once the MEL has been entered into the system it becomes a flight ops and dispatch problem.


Oh, good to know, thanks.

Didn't Qantas have an incident involving an ADIRU on an Airbus once?

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by Crackshot
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas dispatches Airbus A330-303 with non compliant MEL
Replies: 14
Views: 4928

Re: Qantas dispatches Airbus A330-303 with non compliant MEL

Sooner787 wrote:
So who's in more trouble here; the Captain or the flight dispatcher?


I thought it would be maintenance? I'm not entirely sure how this works tbh.

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by Crackshot
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS old equipment questions...
Replies: 20
Views: 4900

Re: SAS old equipment questions...

Slightly off-topic, but one of their 747-200's was targeted by Ramzi Yousef whilst in service with PAL.

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by Crackshot
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas dispatches Airbus A330-303 with non compliant MEL
Replies: 14
Views: 4928

Re: Qantas dispatches Airbus A330-303 with non compliant MEL

I read that as non-compliant Melbourne Airport first...

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by Crackshot
Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Incident/Accidents Prevented by Crew or Passengers?
Replies: 18
Views: 1840

Re: Any Incident/Accidents Prevented by Crew or Passengers?

If you count terrorism, then United 93 (still an accident but could have been worse), Northwest 253 and American 63.

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by Crackshot
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest equipement-shortest route, smallest equipment-longest route
Replies: 88
Views: 15492

Re: Largest equipement-shortest route, smallest equipment-longest route

LamboAston wrote:
Philippine Airlines operate a 7h A320 flight from Manilla to Cairns, which continues to Auckland


They also operate a four hour A320 flight to Darwin, which then continues to Brisbane (no fifth freedom rights though).

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by Crackshot
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest equipement-shortest route, smallest equipment-longest route
Replies: 88
Views: 15492

Re: Largest equipement-shortest route, smallest equipment-longest route

Qantas used to operate SYD-MEL and SYD-BNE with the 763 before they retired it. On the other extreme, they use the 738 for SYD/MEL/BNE-PER, as does Virgin Australia. Air Niugini uses the 763 on daily POM-BNE, a little shy of 3 hours. Air New Zealand also uses the 772 and 773 for AKL-SYD/MEL/BNE flig...

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by Crackshot
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most underrated plane spotting locations in the world
Replies: 82
Views: 14486

Re: Most underrated plane spotting locations in the world

The Acacia St loop at BNE. Great for RWY 19 arrivals and departures and RWY 01 departures (and 01 heavy arrivals if they roll long enough). As well as heavies taxiing past to the holding point (always a thrill to see the EK A380 or QF 747 roll past, not to mention the variety of Asian carriers, and ...

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