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by JBusworth
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 215
Views: 27973

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

LHR is probably the airport that has most need for A380. BA can easily deploy A380 profitably to routes such as LAX, SFO, HKG, SIN, JNB, PVG, SYD and even MCO, YYZ and YVR seasonally if it decides to make some A380 high-density. And even with the A380, those long range routes can still maintain mul...

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by JBusworth
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 8051

Re: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018

Yeah everyone is answering why DFW-AKL doesn’t exist, but no one is elaborating why DFW-MEL/BNE isn’t happening. That was the main point of my rant. With the 787, QF and/or AA should have DFW-SYD daily and then split BNE/MEL 3X each or something like that. Just feel that IAH and the airlines that s...

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by JBusworth
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 215
Views: 27973

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

I guess the big difference is that LH does have the 779 coming online (20x to replace the 13x remaining 744), while BA's order for A35K (18x) is nowhere near enough to replace the 30+ B744 that still operate. Yes, BA got some B78X on order also, but I see some of those replacing older B772/77E also...

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by JBusworth
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

I've noticed that aviation news from Greater China hasn't gotten much attention on Airliners.net. While the situation is understandable as this page is geared towards native English speakers, I believe that many interesting and "different" developments in China are worthy of being discuss...

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by JBusworth
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787 too hot and humid?
Replies: 5
Views: 1960

787 too hot and humid?

I recently flew with ANA on the 787 for the first time. It was noticeably hot and humid onboard the plane, to the extent that very few passenger actually could sleep (it was an overnight flight) and many people were sweating. Numerous passengers complaining, only to be told the cabin crew couldn't d...

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by JBusworth
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 111
Views: 9206

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=bne-lax,+s ... b,+syd-scl,
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Here is a QF B747 route map. It includes all 747-400 and 747-400ER routes including seasonal.
http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=bne-lax,+s ... b,+syd-scl,

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by JBusworth
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 718
Views: 46811

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

So what, dedicate a plane to a route because of its name? Not the best idea if youre wanting to keep fleet utilisation high and maximise the revenue potential.... LOL! Mate, Qokka is all about getting even more publicity for PER-LHR, nobody said it'll only ever be ex-PER and even if it's PER-MEL-SF...

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by JBusworth
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 718
Views: 46811

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Just got notification from my Qanta app that my flight to HND just got delayed to 3:00pm tomorrow. (OMG) Gonna give them a call later and see if they can put me the Osaka flight tomorrow morning.....(My ultimate destination but I need to cancel my seperate JAL ITM booking) Does it have anything to ...

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by JBusworth
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 111
Views: 9206

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

I think this is a really good resource, I hope to see it grow and become successful. Qantas has announced that Brisbane to Los Angeles and Los Angels to New York will be replaced by a 787 at some point next year. Sydney - Vancouver flights are seasonal, operating only December - February and June - ...

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by JBusworth
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 5982

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Our national airline has always been Sydney first and the rest of Australia a distant second. This will always be the case. The arrival of the B787 has certainly proven you wrong with QF basing 1st 8 frames in MEL & BNE. Plus MEL & BNE have been receiving a lot of love with the launch of di...

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by JBusworth
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 718
Views: 46811

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

I would like to see MH schedule a regular A380 into SYD, even if only seasonally over busy periods. It would allow them to offer first class into the market, provide greater capacity and give the aircraft additional flying hours.

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by JBusworth
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 5982

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

VH-OEF "Sydney" is one of the few remaining 747s in the fleet. This is because it is a 747-400ER making it one of the youngest 747s Qantas operates. Other 747s that have now been retired were named after other state capitals such as VH-OJA "Canberra", VH-EBB "Melbourne"...

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by JBusworth
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline: problems and possible solutions
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Re: Airline: problems and possible solutions

Qantas
Problem: Lack of flexibility in the fleet over peak periods leading to excessive delays and cancellations.
Possible Solution: Allow for more downtime in the fleet and have an extra spare aircraft.

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by JBusworth
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Common Use Gates
Replies: 10
Views: 1567

Re: Common Use Gates

I have found that common use gates are prevalent across the US and Europe. Here in Australia, we typically have either whole terminals or specific gates assigned to each airline for Domestic flights, with international flights leaving from common use gates in seperate terminals.

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by JBusworth
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 5982

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

An observation. The only state capitol that appears on an ac is SYDNEY. How ironic. VH-OEF "Sydney" is one of the few remaining 747s in the fleet. This is because it is a 747-400ER making it one of the youngest 747s Qantas operates. Other 747s that have now been retired were named after o...

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by JBusworth
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 718
Views: 46811

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

EY on AUH-ADL-WLG is an interesting one, I like it :) I personally think we will see QF announce BNE-PER-CDG before we see a 2nd US destination from them, unless they announce a split schedule similar to MEL-LAX/SFO (which I also don't think is likely) - QF has put a lot of effort into being able t...

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by JBusworth
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forward Bookings on Qantas PER-LHR exceeding expectations
Replies: 56
Views: 13778

Re: Forward Bookings on Qantas PER-LHR exceeding expectations

This route will do really well, partly as it replaces the existing MEL-DXB-LHR route and partly because not everyone wants to go via Asia. My parents don't travel internationally at all, and I'd be far more likely to put them on the PER-LHR flight (from Sydney!) than through Asia as they'd be more ...

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by JBusworth
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - Repaint, WIFI, refurbs etc
Replies: 184
Views: 25160

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - Repaint, WIFI, refurbs etc

Given the deal to fly Q200's to Lord Howe Island until 2022, will they be repainted in the new livery?

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by JBusworth
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 38047

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

Qantaslink and Transport for NSW have signed a 4 year deal to continue to serve Lord Howe Island from March 2018 with Q200's https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/news-and-events/media-releases/how-good-lord-howe-link-secured-qantaslink I guess the Q200's will be staying in the fleet until March 2022 at...

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by JBusworth
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 38047

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

SO earlier this thread, I asked the question about why there were separate international and domestic terminals in Australia. I emailed Sydney Airport about their history, and thanks to them, got a response. Essentially, at the time when INT was built, the Qantas Jet-base was in full swing and ther...

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by JBusworth
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"
Replies: 24
Views: 1708

Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

QF flies a few exclusive routes. SYD-JNB, SYD-DFW and SYD-KIX are a few I can think of. They are also starting MEL-SFO and PER-LHR.
JQ flies CNS-NRT and CNS-KIX.

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by JBusworth
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new routes do you want from your home airport?
Replies: 100
Views: 5176

Re: What new routes do you want from your home airport?

Sydney (SYD) is my home airport.
I would really like to see direct flights to Europe such as
- London
- Paris
- Frankfurt
- Barcelona
- Rome
I would also like to see additional flights into the Americas
- Chicago
- Seattle
- New York
- Miami
- Rio De Janerio
- Buenos Aries

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by JBusworth
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787 to YVR?
Replies: 20
Views: 5898

Re: Qantas 787 to YVR?

I would imagne that QF would put a 744 on the route year round when BNE-LAX-JFK goes 789. Once they get the next lot of 789s I can see SYD-YVR go daily 789 at least during the NW.

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by JBusworth
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 262
Views: 30027

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017

Despite SQ's market share in Australia dropping from 9.1% to 8.1% between 2012 and 2017 (having been overtaken by EK within that period), SQ is witnessing "strong demand" out of Australia, and in particular, it has been able to largely secure its yields. SIA has doubled down by expanding ...

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by JBusworth
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is PEK-CAN the only domestic A380 route?
Replies: 15
Views: 3223

Re: Is PEK-CAN the only domestic A380 route?

At the moment the CAN-PEK is the only one I know of.

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by JBusworth
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 110
Views: 12795

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

It would allow UA and WN to exploit the lack of additional competition to artificially raise prices well beyond current levels, they likely wouldn't raise schedules too much. AA would loss many customers who use ORD as O&D as a connection point. It make OW connections harder and would likely see...

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by JBusworth
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 87208

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

I guess that depends on what you define as most people. Most people I know think every large twin is a 777. So in that regard Boeing must have done something right. [/quote] Most people wouldn't even know what a 777 was. The only planes that mean anything to general public are the A380 and the 747 ...

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by JBusworth
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 262
Views: 30027

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017

Anyone know why QF117 was cannecelled today? Wouldn't have anything to do with QF spreading their 747 fleet too thin would it?

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by JBusworth
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 199
Views: 23059

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

My money is on either PER or MIA, both oneworld hubs, both unserved markets with demand. QF and AA are bothe JL partners who could provide feed.

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by JBusworth
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slot congested airports
Replies: 19
Views: 5978

Re: Slot congested airports

I certantly know that SYD is very slot congested with only 80 movemnets allowed per hours and only between 6am and 11pm. For airlines like Qantas or Virgin Austrailia to start new routes, a number of local regional flights are often cancelled. We loose many domestic frequencies over summer because o...

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by JBusworth
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you were to start an airline..........
Replies: 22
Views: 1599

Re: If you were to start an airline..........

I would be curious to know what ideas people have. Personally I think starting with smaller jet planes such as the Embrarer E135/E140 would be better than going for a turboprop as it provides the speed and comfort of a jet without the excess capacity and cost of larger planes. I would start with sho...

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by JBusworth
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?
Replies: 57
Views: 7469

Re: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?

I certantly know that Qantas generally turns a blind eye if they look old enough. Serving champagne to 16 year olds in Business on the ground at JFK!

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by JBusworth
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 10906

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

As has been widely mentioned the long layover is for maintence as there isn't really any other suitable space in the schedule for it. Qantas also owns a maintainace hanger in LAX so it can't be took expletive to keep the plane there

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by JBusworth
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week
Replies: 158
Views: 18846

Re: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week

NAX737MAX wrote:
Does anyone know why the aircraft is stopping in Honolulu on the delivery flight?

PR. It allows for favourable departure time from PAE and arrival time into SYD. It also allows a single crew to operate the whole flight.

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by JBusworth
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 24136

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

Latest word on QF 744's are that the previously planned retirement of the 4 non ER 744's in 2018 will now be only 1, that being VH-OEB. The other 3 (VH-OJS, VH-OJT and VH-OJU) are believed to not being retired but will remain in the fleet for another 4 years (so 2021-2022). I suspect due to this th...

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by JBusworth
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 52592

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

I think all of these developments are exciting and hope they come to fruition. Would love to see PER-AKL and BNE-ORD as it will make the network more comprehensive. A 737Max, 777x and 797 QF fleet would be really good.

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by JBusworth
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 52592

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-to-fly- ... s-new-york
Confirmation 787s will be used on BNE-LAX-JFK + BNE-ORD/DFW/SEA. I think the chances for second US city are in that order.
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https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-to-fly- ... s-new-york
Confirmation 787s will be used on BNE-LAX-JFK + BNE-ORD/DFW/SEA. I think the chances for second US city are in that order.

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by JBusworth
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 259
Views: 21654

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread

Let's not forget the large role that FJ plays in this region, as far as physical destinations served go FJ is far ahead of the likes of QF and HA, they're easily comparable to NZ and UA in terms of providing access to the key airports/communities QF barely serves the Pacific Islands, they only do S...

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by JBusworth
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020+ Narrowbody Market
Replies: 23
Views: 2026

Re: 2020+ Narrowbody Market

I can see the Comac C919 doing well locally in China as the local airlines will be forced by their government to choose it over anything from A and B and booming population will want to travel. Outside of China is see a very familiar situation where the A320 and B737 families continue to dominate na...

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by JBusworth
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now more A380s than passenger 747s
Replies: 76
Views: 15261

Re: Now more A380s the passenger 747s

The downfall of the 747 is enievitable. This is hardly surprising news. The 747 numbers will keep going down with nearly half of Qantas's 747s going next year.

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by JBusworth
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Virgin Australia expand its network?
Replies: 26
Views: 3406

Re: When will Virgin Australia expand its network?

They have always struggled with their long haul network, having served places like Abu Dhabi and Johannesburg with their wide bodies but axing the flights after just a few months or years. They are currently looking at expanding into China through Hong Kong using their current domestic A330s. The ne...

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by JBusworth
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 36753

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

Could Sydney have something like Tokyo where SYD is predominantly for domestic flights and overseas airlines will have to operate from SWZ to be able to get any slots at SYD. This could force airlines to operate from SWZ and increase its profile whilst allowing SYD to remain as the premium business ...

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