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by JBusworth
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia and the A350?
Replies: 25
Views: 6520

Re: Virgin Australia and the A350?

If VA had money to make any large plane purchases or influential backers with money then I could see a 12-15 aircraft order for the a350-900 to replace the 332s and the 77Ws. The issue is that VA is cash strapped with many backers looking like they may pull out. They also have 40 737MAX8 aircraft on...

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by JBusworth
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 373
Views: 32686

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

QF / NZ reciprocal codeshares on domestic flights, not TT https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180601/04b1faa34dc52b82419added5f695cb6.jpg Wow, VA is going to be very very unhappy with this move. Personally I think it's great. It will allow for QF and NZ to share the most extensive Aus/NZ network.

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by JBusworth
Thu May 31, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 373
Views: 32686

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Pretty sure the new thread usually starts around the time the next moth starts on the International date line. I'd imagine that isn't intentional though.

Wonder what QF is announcing? Queanbeyan Airport in partnership with the Wagners? :lol:

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by JBusworth
Thu May 24, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?
Replies: 49
Views: 5198

Re: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?

Obviously this quickly became a QF vs QF bashers thread. CX is fine on its own, so is Qantas. They both have their challenges, Neither QF or CX are the largest Kangaroo Route carriers and they don't need to be to be successful. QF will start SYD-LHR and likely PER-CDG, good for them. CX will likely ...

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by JBusworth
Thu May 24, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?
Replies: 49
Views: 5198

Re: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?

I really wonder if it makes sense for Oneworld to keep QF as a hostile member. CX, JL, MH and BA could form their own Kangaroo alliance offering a wide choice of service, convenience, and pricing. Also, I'm hoping for direct A380 service from BA to both MEL and SYD, crushing QF and EK in their wake...

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by JBusworth
Tue May 22, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 347
Views: 54485

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

Well maybe the new flights to Ho Chi Minh City on Vietnam Airlines are just the start of whats to come for PHE.

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by JBusworth
Fri May 18, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43678

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Hi everyone, I just have a question, I figured that people here would know something about it. Since Qantas is now simplifying it's fleet. What will happen to the Airbus A380 fleet? Will Qantas order 777X or simply order more 787's and increase frequencies? Thanks in advance. They are refurbishing ...

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by JBusworth
Thu May 17, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43678

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Not that they have the money but REX should really start looking at some replacements for their Saabs - they are getting old. I know they must be under 50 seats or something like that due to security requires but surely a few new or even newish ATR 42s could work in their fleet.

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by JBusworth
Mon May 14, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43678

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

CBR airport holds QF737 to ransom Back in March a QF737 flying AKL to SYD diverted to CBR due to bad weather at SYD. The aircraft was not allowed to continue on to SYD until a $18,000 diversion fee was to be paid so CBR airport parked a car behind the 737 and refused to move it. It wasn't until sen...

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by JBusworth
Mon May 07, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43678

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Reports of $5B to be spent on a MEL rail link in the Federal budget. Five Billion Dollars. What are they planning, HSR via Albury?? and the $5B is just the Federal contribution, with over $5B more expected to come from the state government. I'm expecting a journey time of 15 minutes, in a tunnel th...

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by JBusworth
Sat May 05, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas suspends Perth growth, blames uncooperative airport
Replies: 7
Views: 3689

Re: Qantas suspends Perth growth, blames uncooperative airport

Qantas already has all their international operations at T4. Perth Airport should just allow QF to operate services out of T4 until their wing at T1 opens.

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by JBusworth
Thu May 03, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date
Replies: 137
Views: 25242

Re: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date

I'm guessing they will go with the 787-9 as an A330-300 replacement when it comes. QF has already lagged that they are unlikely to take up all 787 rights/options as they are other aircraft (eg. The 797) as more suitable for replacing the bulk of the 332 fleet (which is mostly domestic and shorthaul...

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by JBusworth
Wed May 02, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date
Replies: 137
Views: 25242

Re: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date

If QF and get whatever EDTO required for SCL and JNB quickly then I'd expect HND to be the last 747 route. It needs the capacity and QF is unlikely to come by more slots there. They need something bigger than the 787 for SYD-HND, an A330-300 probably would be a better replacement that the 787 would...

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by JBusworth
Wed May 02, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 237
Views: 38710

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

I am presuming given all 747s will be out of the fleet by end of 2020, none will be repainted into the new livery. Would expect all to be out by November 2020 to allow for all planes in a single livery for the big 100th Birthday

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by JBusworth
Wed May 02, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date
Replies: 137
Views: 25242

Re: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date

If QF and get whatever EDTO required for SCL and JNB quickly then I'd expect HND to be the last 747 route. It needs the capacity and QF is unlikely to come by more slots there. They need something bigger than the 787 for SYD-HND, an A330-300 probably would be a better replacement that the 787 would....

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by JBusworth
Tue May 01, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43678

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

QF have ordered 6 more B787-9s and will accelerate the retirement of the final B747s. All 747s to be retired by the end of 2020. First of the new 787-9s is expected to arrive from late-2019. https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-orders-more-dreamliners-sets-date-to-farewell-jumbos...

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by JBusworth
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54908

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

I think that 4 weekly ORD alongside 9 weekly LAX would work best as the 787 network out of Brisbane. I think SEA is less important, better off working up YVR to year round first imo.

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by JBusworth
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54908

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Still only utilizing 10 of the 12 A380s. They are still only having 1 in maintenance at a time so have an operational spare. Presumably either HKG goes A380 or they start doing maintenance on 2 concurrently. Thinking outside the box - they could replace 2x AKL Tasman services with 1x 388 one, freei...

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by JBusworth
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54908

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Milesdependent wrote:
I noticed NZ281 SIN-AKL landing at SYD about 6:35pm local. 789. Medical perhaps?


I believe that it is refueling. For some reason a number of NZ 787 flights have had scheduled SYD or GUM refuelling stops recently.

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by JBusworth
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 237
Views: 38710

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

VHOGU wrote:
Does anyone know when/if the 747 will receive the new paint?


At some point I would expect the 6 ER frames to be repainted. The other four I would say unlikely, as they are due for retirement before the November 2020 deadline for the repainting to be completed.

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by JBusworth
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Australia Air Connectivity Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 2057

Re: China—Australia Air Connectivity Thread

I'm surprised many of the routes exist even with the very high level of inbound tourism - Melbourne to Zhengzhou is one that particularly baffles me, especially since it's run by an Australian carrier with no apparent subsidies. . Melbourne to Zhengzhou is run as part of a partnership with China Co...

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by JBusworth
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54908

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

I think that QF needs to have flights out of ADL, CBR and PER to AKL. It would help to create those connections in their network from NZ to Australia and allow them to more effectively compete against AirNZ. I for one think that QF should have international flights out of ADL even if it is just AKL.

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by JBusworth
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54908

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Lufthansa reports 40% of all booking of the recently reinstated SIN-MUC are from Australia. Additionally LH has seen over 10% increase in sales from Australia since forming its JV with SQ https://blueswandaily.com/australia-connections-critical-to-lufthansas-new-munich-singapore-service/ I wonder i...

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by JBusworth
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is NZ flying from LHR-LAX? Is it a connection?
Replies: 57
Views: 8834

Re: Why is NZ flying from LHR-LAX? Is it a connection?

NZ1 is a regular passenger service flown daily by AirNZ. It provides a direct flight between NZ and the UK with LAX as the regular stopover. Apparently AirNZ is quite popular on the route and carries a lot of customers solely between LHR and LAX, but not on to AKL where the flight terminates.

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by JBusworth
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to launch 'A380 cabin flex'
Replies: 2
Views: 2059

Re: Qantas to launch 'A380 cabin flex'

I presume that this will be completed as part of the already announced cabin upgrades that would see the new business and premium economy products installed on the A380s. The upgrades were to be competed by airbus and fit in with the 2019 EIS timeframe for the Cabin Flex upgrades so surely it would ...

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by JBusworth
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A380 receives new livery
Replies: 1
Views: 955

Re: Qantas A380 receives new livery

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Already being discussed alongside other QF fleet matters above.
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Already being discussed alongside other QF fleet matters above.

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by JBusworth
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ and VA end JV across the Tasman - Oct
Replies: 48
Views: 5095

Re: NZ and VA end JV across the Tasman - Oct

I have a feeling that this could be the lead in for a capacity war across the Tasman. NZ and VA are both likely to increase their capacities, by opening routes currently only severed by one of the two and increasing frequency on current routes. I would say that all AKL-SYD/MEL flights on wide bodies...

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by JBusworth
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54908

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

The best outcome for VA would be to have SQ take a larger interest, with EY and HNA exiting. HNA have some significant issues they are trying to manage, which also makes it likely they could be seriously considering selling their stake. Wouldn’t HNA exit impact VA recent entry to the MEL-HKG & ...

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by JBusworth
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 347
Views: 54485

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

Well I think that there is no questioning that the current QF management is going to pick the B778 perhaps in combo with the B779. Not because it's the better airplane, but because it's a Boeing. Using a specialised aircraft in a flexible way is not ideal. LHR one day, HKG the next is a wrong conce...

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by JBusworth
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54908

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

How much life is left in the Rex SF34s? And what would their replacement be? During my short 23 minute flight from KGC to ADL yesterday I wondered about that. Also, that was probably the smallest airport I have been into. Check in to gate, about 30 seconds, and that's being generous. It’s been a qu...

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by JBusworth
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Lufthansa Group returning to Australasia?
Replies: 63
Views: 8800

Re: Possibility of Lufthansa Group returning to Australasia?

Think it would be more likely to see AKL-PER-FRA by NZ, than an QF PER-FRA. NZ will have much more feed ex-FRA with being able to hock into LH's network. If anything an NZ/LH JV on AKL-PER-FRA with NZ ops AKL-PER and LH on PER-FRA could be an option. I don't think we will be seeing NZ doing any Fif...

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by JBusworth
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 347
Views: 54485

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

Ok this is just out of hand now. I mean really? I understand this is a life goal for him but is this really a suitable option? If you aren't going to put cargo down there then you may as well slap some extra fuel tanks and higher thrust engines and fly wherever you want :yawn: Putting pax facilitie...

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by JBusworth
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69090

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

It wont work exactly like that. QF95 MEL-LAX doesn't operate on Tuesdays while QF96 doesn't operate on Mondays. So ZND will operate Monday's QF95 and then be on the ground at LAX for just over 24 hours, this is the planned maintenance put into the cycle for the 4 789's. So ZND will not depart LAX u...

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by JBusworth
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69090

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Takeoff 7:00pm AWST
Landed 5:02am BST

17:02 hrs flight time

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by JBusworth
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69090

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Maybe you missed it, but Qantas have flown this flight “virtually” every single day for two years based on that days weather, winds etc. They have two years worth of data about how a 789 will perform on this route, and know what the payload limitations will be for almost any given weather event. Th...

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by JBusworth
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54212

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

QF through their own research have said the PER-LHR flight will add $770 million to the WA economy over the next 10 years. Fingers crossed that it lasts that long, with potential SYD / MEL - LHR non-stop flights within that period eroding the value of a dedicated PER flight. Cheers, C. Alan Joyce h...

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by JBusworth
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69090

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Effectively it is saying no more F to MEL, 44 fewer premium seats a day (152 vs 108), effectively around 80 equivalent J fares a day less in revenue (1xF=3xJ). That is enough revenue for someone to startup an all premium aircraft to LHR. Who will be first foreign carrier to up-guage MEL to take the...

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by JBusworth
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54212

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

A dedicated thread has been set up for MEL-PER-LHR http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1389307 All these dedicated threads reducing the post count from the main one....! Whilst threads such as PER-LHR and QF Fleet do reduce post count here on the main Aussie thread, it allows for...

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by JBusworth
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54212

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

JQ CEO says that 788's will still fly to DPS after the arrival of A321LR's, the A321LR's will replace some 788 services only. Also highly unlikely that JQ A321LR's will have a business class offering https://twitter.com/AusAviation/status/975242224693727232 No business class on the A321LRs? This is...

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by JBusworth
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54212

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

That said, while SYD would be a stronger drawcard for Parisians and Frenchies, could SYD work on a 787 route given that SYD is not a 787 base? What would it take to make SYD a 787 base in order to implement an 'arc' flying pattern like CDG-SYD-SFO for example? Or would the 787 terminate at SYD and ...

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by JBusworth
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54212

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

I dont think QF is looking to put 744s on new routes. Right now they need 8 to run syd-sfo, syd-nrt, syd-jnb, and syd-scl, which is why they want to keep js, jt, and ju. The 789s have only freed up two frames, and QF only wants to keep them to help with Asia capacity. The only new route I can see t...

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by JBusworth
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54212

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

The article about PER-CDG is interesting. It is much better written than anything AusBT have ever published, which I feel does lend some credibility. IF the article is true, which is a big if, then that could only mean that there has been a change of plan and Qantas are now looking at Paris instead...

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by JBusworth
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54212

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

With Qantas finally confirming the reconfiguration of 6 (4 current domestic and the 2 international) A332's. What are your predictions for routes these aircraft will be used on? SIN/CGK/MNL and some services to HKG, could all still use the "domestic/single toilet/no Pilot crew rest" versi...

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by JBusworth
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54212

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Looks like QF wants 778/A359ULR to be a 4 class aircraft including a new first class product https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-wants-four-classes-300-passengers-in-ultra-long-range-jets?utm_source=hero I think QF realises that they need a small (6 seat 1-1-1) first class cabin at the front of the A35...

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by JBusworth
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X CEO in Seattle discussing 787-10
Replies: 92
Views: 13177

Re: AirAsia X CEO in Seattle discussing 787-10

The JQ 787 order was done through Qantas, as all JQ orders have been. It was meant originally that the 787-8 would first go to JQ, then when the 787-9 started to arrive, they would go to JQ and the 787-8 aircraft would go to QF. Not sure if JQ ever got QF hand me downs, if there were they would hav...

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by JBusworth
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54212

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

QF has finally confirmed the reconfiguration of six A332s to international spec with an extra toilet in J - https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-revamps-airbus-a330s-with-an-extra-business-class-loo?utm_source=hero I'm surprised they aren't doing all eight PTV-equipped -200s. Great news. Can we see more...

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by JBusworth
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54212

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Interesting: Qantas ‘flies’ new non-stop Perth to UK path on computer for two years in preparation "Qantas has been flying the new nonstop Perth-London route for more than two years — on computers. The service begins on March 24. According to Qantas chief technical pilot Alex Passerini, planni...

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by JBusworth
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54212

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

JB praises HNA alliance despite its financial woes “If it had not been for the alliance we have with HNA I couldn’t foresee a situation where we would have been able to fly to Hong Kong.” Mr Borghetti said HNA’s subsidiary, Hong Kong Airlines, had already proved an important feeder for traffic from...

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by JBusworth
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas eyes 737MAX and future 797 for future domestic fleet
Replies: 18
Views: 5633

Re: Qantas eyes 737MAX and future 797 for future domestic fleet

I think I've seen the words "QF or Qantas" along with an order speculation for just about every aircraft type by now. Yep and almost every week we have threads on what is happening with the QF fleet and orders when it is one of the most stagnated airlines around. Just more cheap advertisi...

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by JBusworth
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54212

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

I agree, the groups even walked in a line top it off. Very well behaved. EK413 I think you may find it also has something to do with insurance. Effectively if you are travelling in a group (such as a school group, sporting group etc) you may not be covered if you are not wearing the uniform and thi...

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