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by downdata
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 227
Views: 27036

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

They should just park a vehicle behind a QF plane. Seems to work pretty well for YSCB :bouncy:

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Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Iran airlines need 500 planes, official mulls Sukhoi SSJ 100
Replies: 52
Views: 9946

Re: Iran planning to buy 500 Sukhoi Superjet 100

Let's see: 175 SSJ100's manufactured in 10+ years, with western (and US) technology/components. If Iran wants 500 of them with Russian only content, at the current rate and after re-engineering to remove everything non-Russian, they'll get the order fulfilled around 2070-2080... Good luck with that...

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Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 31451

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

EK has A380 from DXB to AKL as well.

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Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern CEO transferred to be COMAC’s vice Party boss
Replies: 2
Views: 815

Re: China Southern CEO transferred to be COMAC’s vice Party boss

What role he played in CZ leaving ST and potentially joining OW

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by downdata
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air transat with oneworld or skyteam ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2679

Re: Air transat with oneworld or skyteam ?

If they joined any alliance it would be Skyteam. That alliance has its share of questionable and downright appalling partners (Saudia). I'm surprised Korean Air hasn't pulled out as they are the only premium airline in the alliance. The same could be said about OW though with AA & MH. Star is p...

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Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2230
Views: 423499

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Oh. Not those damn pitot covers again...

They should make a electrical / hydraulic driven cover for the pitot

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by downdata
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 872
Views: 116642

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Thread Title "_ _ _ _ _ _ " airways/airlines reports cash running out. Air India Alitalia South African Norwegian Just never seems to happen. “Cash running out” does not mean immediate bankruptcy. It has happened. What hasn’t happened is they’ve actually went into administration and cesas...

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by downdata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is LEVEL Airlines A Failure?
Replies: 15
Views: 2572

Re: Is LEVEL Airlines A Failure?

By your logic, the US3 may fail any time now justbecause they have some cheap near term transpacific fare.

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by downdata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance
Replies: 130
Views: 32092

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

I doubt Alan Joyce and Doug Parker would lose any sleep if QR up and left Oneworld. I wasn't aware QF a private entity was blocking QR access to Australia. Last time I checked the Australian government decided when they want to renegotiate bilaterals, not Qantas. Sure and you would believe Exxon ha...

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Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reported strong pax growth
Replies: 13
Views: 2891

Re: Norwegian reported strong pax growth

what's their financial situation like? debt ratios etc. theyre a great carrier be a shame if they went under Do a quick google and youll find https://quotes.wsj.com/NO/XOSL/NAS/financials While not great, they're not in as much danger as everyone on here would have you believe. The majority of thei...

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by downdata
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 25750

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

KICT wrote:
Please let the flight crew fly the aircraft. Next thread.


If they carry enough fuel that is.

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by downdata
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 63800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Im okay with byo if they provide a charging port and provide unlimited free internet at 4g speeds. Itherwise give us seatback ife.

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by downdata
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 307
Views: 31087

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018

NZ has still plenty of wide-body flights on the Tasman - more than ever I think. So they sure did not walk away from that market altogether. Of course, A320/321 flights to places like OOL and MCY won't have J... Yes, I meant the narrowbody J market, which QF seem to be using to print money. They ch...

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Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause
Replies: 50
Views: 11335

Re: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause

The air pollution must be pretty bad in New Zealand for them to park half their 789 fleet!!

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by downdata
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan plans Xian-LAX
Replies: 26
Views: 4834

Re: Hainan plans Xian-LAX

787 - king of the subsidised routes? :duck:

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by downdata
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 63800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

More airports have accused Qantas of refusing to pay higher fees Queensland Airports Limited which operates OOL, TSV, ISA and LRE said that QF was unwilling to help fund infrastructure that will ultimately benefit passengers According to the Australian Airport Investors Group, they said the issue w...

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by downdata
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route
Replies: 47
Views: 8462

Re: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route

It could be that the difference is cargo. ADL-SIN is a cargo heavy route with especially food flying from ADL to SIN while I presume SIN-ADL is equipment. SQ is merging the cargo business with pax business and now flying most cargo in the bellies of pax planes. And SQ's cargo business is quite big ...

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by downdata
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 63800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Did QF cancel KIX for the next few days now that its underwater?

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by downdata
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 23269

Re: Typhoon Jebi heading to Japan, Any reported disruptions?

Im guessing all the flights will be diverted to ITM?

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by downdata
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 63800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Qantas is being accused of holding smaller airports to ransom over increased airport fees. Northern Territory Airports has submitted to the Productive Commission enquiry that QF has refused to pay a 2.5% increase at Darwin since July last year and Alice Springs airport is owed at least $1.6 million...

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Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 23269

Re: Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) underwater due to storm surge with bridge destroyed

Hmm i wonder how long before the airport is operational again... a week?

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by downdata
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 23269

Re: Typhoon Jebi heading to Japan, Any reported disruptions?

KIX is taking a heavy hit, flooded everywhere: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20180904/k10011607691000.html?utm_int=live_contents_news-related_001_001&word_result=台風21号 Reports also say all ILS systems down, together with VOR, DME, auto METAR system and wind detector for 24L. ATC personnel is...

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by downdata
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 65520

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

I presume you are going to fund the couple of billions to acquire said fleet after they spent all their free cash on stock repurchases? Well I figured they could just find another gullible state-backed international airline and pull the same scam that they’ve spent a decade perfecting. Well that pu...

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by downdata
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 65520

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

[With Alaska Airlines on board QF could make it work. If the AA JV isn’t approved I could see it happening on a QF 787. It would be less risky IMHO than ORD if he JV isn’t in place. QF and AS already have a large codeshare partnership. Move to a fleet of 20J/20W/260Y 789s and fly them at lower freq...

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by downdata
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has WestJet lost its way?
Replies: 53
Views: 11095

Re: Has WestJet lost its way?

Ah the Virgin Australia of Canada or soon to be Well, VA is kinda sorta making money in spite of crappy leadership and the Qantas double pincher from above and below (and no formal JV with Delta), so how bad can it be? Eh you are forgetting Tiger is part of VA (that is also loss making). And VA has...

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by downdata
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has WestJet lost its way?
Replies: 53
Views: 11095

Re: Has WestJet lost its way?

Ah the Virgin Australia of Canada or soon to be

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by downdata
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 31199

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

eh the most important pieces arebehind paywall...

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by downdata
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia reports underlying $109m profit, converts 10 737MAX8 to 10 737MAX10
Replies: 24
Views: 4770

Re: Virgin Australia reports $109m profit, orders MAX10

And yet all divisions - tiger, VA international and loyalty except domestic are performing worse than prior year. Tiger and VA int. are still loss making. They are benefiting from sequential dometic capacity cuts into a growing market, which cannot and will not last forever. They are basically at th...

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by downdata
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 65520

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

They could be upgraded to J depending on availability. Most passengers start and terminate at PER anyway.

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by downdata
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 65520

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

No point looking at the bottom line/EBIT/EBITDA... or any other manufactured financial metrics for the airline industry. All that matters are PRASM/CASM...

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by downdata
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 65520

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

The Victorian state government has proposed to build a massive suburban rail loop in Melbourne starting from Werribee in the west, passing through Melbourne Airport, before finishing in Cheltenham. It will pass through all current suburban Melbourne rail lines. The Airport to Cheltenham section (ov...

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by downdata
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT
Replies: 61
Views: 7804

Re: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT

Not to mention Hainan is much cheaper / accessible without needing to learn another language.

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by downdata
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 65520

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Also alliances ate governed by iron clad rules that airlines cannot break - AA might not be friendly with QR, they will still have to provide lounge access to their OWS/OWE members. On the other hand, with “virtual” alliances such as one which VA operates, access could be pulled with barely any noti...

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by downdata
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 65520

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

[twoid][/twoid] And JAL has also signed a new agreement with MU. https://blueswandaily.com/japan-airlines-and-china-eastern-airlines-sign-mou-to-apply-for-joint-business-agreement/ Still don't see either MU or CZ shifting from skyteam to oneworld given CX likely vote against it. Though the big Chine...

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by downdata
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 25443

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Look guys its a UA(VA) 777 :lol:

Image

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by downdata
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 25443

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Looks like virgin..

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by downdata
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency
Replies: 39
Views: 7450

Re: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency

OW needs a cn partner, CZ cannot joon soon enough For interior China, most will need a one-stop (and possibly a backtrack) anyway. That is what KA and CX are for. That, or they will fly to a city in a third country (BKK, DXB, SIN, KUL, HAN, SGN) before going to UK. CX codesharing with CA works grea...

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by downdata
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 65520

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

How does UA have <60% LF when DL/QF have >80%? Is it due to the lack of connecting partners in AU?

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by downdata
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 25318

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018

Interesting to see Korea and India growing so aggressively yet little obvious capacity increase.. Actually, there'll be a capacity decrease to Korea soon - KE is only using the 77W this NW season, instead of the usual 748. The growth out of Korea has been not only remarkable for being in the double...

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Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND
Replies: 36
Views: 5442

Re: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND

Where is Atlanta and why are there so many passengers? Is it due to the lack of altenrative airfields over there vs. other more populous states / cities?

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by downdata
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Caraibes A350 3-4-3 in Y
Replies: 37
Views: 6119

Re: Air Caraibes A350 3-4-3 in Y

What next? 4-3 on a 737/A320?

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by downdata
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam CEO: No new members for now; focus on technology first
Replies: 17
Views: 3648

Re: SkyTeam CEO: No new members for now; focus on technology first

What good is technological compatibility when some of their anchor airline(s) choose to have almost nothing to do with many of their secondary carriers? I'm not really going to care about using a seat map, if I can only get 0-25% of flown mileage, no EQMs, and telephone-only booking for a partner c...

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Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330 regional in the US
Replies: 103
Views: 13414

Re: Airbus a330 regional in the US

And some wonder why NY airspace is so cogested...

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by downdata
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 61462

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

As the 747s are replaced by the 787s it opens up a lot of questions about routes like HND where the 787 is simply too small for QF to make the most out of it. I'd expect some of the free A330s being used to restart SYD-NRT to operate alongside a SYD-HND 787. I believe that QF will inevitably purcha...

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by downdata
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 61462

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

[photoid][/photoid] As the 747s are replaced by the 787s it opens up a lot of questions about routes like HND where the 787 is simply too small for QF to make the most out of it. I'd expect some of the free A330s being used to restart SYD-NRT to operate alongside a SYD-HND 787. I believe that QF wil...

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by downdata
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to conduct study on the fifth FAL in Malaysia
Replies: 39
Views: 5864

Re: Airbus to conduct study on the fifth FAL in Malaysia

The risk isn’t pissing off other countries, it is pissing off their European labor force. Adding A32X lines everywhere that isn’t Europe, more automation, and suddenly people’s future look a little less clear. We all know how Europeans, especially the French, can be a little strike happy at times. ...

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by downdata
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Malaysia Airlines and oneWorld
Replies: 7
Views: 1613

Re: Malaysia Airlines and oneWorld

Eh. Why blame MH when its Qantas’s “simpler and fairer” policy that ensures you get absolutely nothing unless you fly on Qantas and Qantas alone? You get nothing if you fly Cathay / Malaysia / Latam / BA / AA... etc etc. Either you ditch the Qantas status and go with another OW FF program that does ...

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by downdata
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 437
Views: 30852

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

Did NZ just place a firm (undisclosed) order for 8xA359?

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