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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:37 am

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Any update on SEA / ORD / more DFW?


Possibly depends on the outcome of the AA JV, you have at the moment QF threatening to pull the DFW A380 if the JV application fails. I wonder if the new route ex BNE will be on hold for a while or if they might do BNE-SFO instead? Bigger local market and a destination already served from SYD and soon MEL.


Given they have only 3/week for the final BNE-x B789, SFO would seem a smart and safe choice although I still reckon SEA is in there with a chance.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:43 am

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ZND has started descending into SYD, should be on the ground in about 20 mins

https://www.flightradar24.com/QFA6628/10959cd5


Kicking myself -ZND flew directly over my place but the scattered cloud didn’t help.

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:38 am

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qf789 wrote:

Thanks for this - one that strikes me is OZ, who at ~65% are below KE (in the mid-high 80s).

I wonder what's behind OZ's poor performance at SYD this summer? Sale fares from KE?

Cheers,

C.


Were they using an A380 last year?

Certainly a very competitive route between KE and OZ, especially during peak periods.


Both KE and OZ were using A380's to SYD in Dec 2017.
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Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:58 am

A price war has been sparked in the lead up to PER-LHR starting in 3 weeks time

http://www.afr.com/business/tourism/qan ... 301-h0wtvw
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:17 am

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REX is predicting a 20% improvement in financials for FY18

https://blueswandaily.com/rex-projects- ... in-fy2018/


Good to hear they're profitable.
Has the question of ZL's fleet replacement come up, the average age of their fleet is over the 20+ years mark, or can they squeeze a bit more life out of them before a decision needs to be made.


Not sure how much more life you can squeeze out of those SAAB's, given the cold water taps in their toilets have been decommissioned and replaced with hand sanitiser.


Thats to reduce weight and unnecessary parts and servicing.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:34 am

I saw ZND in the flesh this evening at MEL... it's BEAUTIFUL in person, especially under sunset light!
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:27 am

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brucetiki wrote:
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Good to hear they're profitable.
Has the question of ZL's fleet replacement come up, the average age of their fleet is over the 20+ years mark, or can they squeeze a bit more life out of them before a decision needs to be made.


Not sure how much more life you can squeeze out of those SAAB's, given the cold water taps in their toilets have been decommissioned and replaced with hand sanitiser.


Thats to reduce weight and unnecessary parts and servicing.


How bad a position are Rex in when they have to turn off water on their planes!
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:29 pm

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The colourscheme reminds me of TAA.



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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:30 pm

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fuffla wrote:
brucetiki wrote:

Not sure how much more life you can squeeze out of those SAAB's, given the cold water taps in their toilets have been decommissioned and replaced with hand sanitiser.


Thats to reduce weight and unnecessary parts and servicing.


How bad a position are Rex in when they have to turn off water on their planes!


I’m pretty sure QF have done The Dane on their Q200 & Q300s - no idea about the 400s
 
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Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:52 pm

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Thats to reduce weight and unnecessary parts and servicing.


How bad a position are Rex in when they have to turn off water on their planes!


I’m pretty sure QF have done The Dane on their Q200 & Q300s - no idea about the 400s


Last Q300 I went on had running water
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:51 pm

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The colourscheme reminds me of TAA.


That's the Qantas reboot of Australian Airlines mate ;) It used IATA code AO and ICAO code AUZ, as opposed to the original which was TN/TAA.
 
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Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:40 pm

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The colourscheme reminds me of TAA.


That's the Qantas reboot of Australian Airlines mate ;) It used IATA code AO and ICAO code AUZ, as opposed to the original which was TN/TAA.


I know was just referring -ZND reminds me of the AO colourscheme. ;) (I used wrong IATA code)

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:51 am

Skippers aviation made landing on Great Northern Highway in North West 60km from Broome ten passengers all safe.

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/n ... 08c577f686

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/light ... 0wxyg.html
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Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:53 am

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A price war has been sparked in the lead up to PER-LHR starting in 3 weeks time

http://www.afr.com/business/tourism/qan ... 301-h0wtvw



Qatar have been doing $1100 return for a few months for start of A388
Tho they are now doing $1050 to Dublin, $1095 to Rome and $1070 to Barcelona in an email I just got... which is nuts!

I know someone who booked on it their flight seating look about 70% full which was a good sign
 
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Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:47 am

The price war definitely beneficial for the consumer no doubt about it with QR giving their OW members a run for their money.

I remember paying $2,400 return to OPO on TG/LH in 2004!

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Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:01 am

I flew in on QF52 on Thursday morning. In the arrivals hall there was what would have been a full flight of Japanese students. Does anybody know if QF had a charter in from Tokyo that morning ,I say charter as I did not see any Aussies in the crowd . I did see a 330 parked on a remote stand as I left the int terminal . Did not think to look at arrivals board poor sleep made me a bit dopey that morning
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Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:06 am

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I flew in on QF52 on Thursday morning. In the arrivals hall there was what would have been a full flight of Japanese students. Does anybody know if QF had a charter in from Tokyo that morning ,I say charter as I did not see any Aussies in the crowd . I did see a 330 parked on a remote stand as I left the int terminal . Did not think to look at arrivals board poor sleep made me a bit dopey that morning
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The japanese students would have probably be waiting for Qantas flight 61 BNE-NRT. This is a daily service and has been running for 2 and a half years. It runs on an A330-300.
 
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Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:13 am

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I flew in on QF52 on Thursday morning. In the arrivals hall there was what would have been a full flight of Japanese students. Does anybody know if QF had a charter in from Tokyo that morning ,I say charter as I did not see any Aussies in the crowd . I did see a 330 parked on a remote stand as I left the int terminal . Did not think to look at arrivals board poor sleep made me a bit dopey that morning
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The japanese students would have probably be waiting for Qantas flight 61 BNE-NRT. This is a daily service and has been running for 2 and a half years. It runs on an A330-300.


Large groups of Japanese students come in nearly daily on QF62, normally in uniform. This flight also comes in at around the same time as QF52 so would have been the flight they came on.

A330s are towed to stand off bays shortly after arriving to allow other flights in/out and are towed back to the gate closer to departure.
 
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Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:20 am

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I flew in on QF52 on Thursday morning. In the arrivals hall there was what would have been a full flight of Japanese students. Does anybody know if QF had a charter in from Tokyo that morning ,I say charter as I did not see any Aussies in the crowd . I did see a 330 parked on a remote stand as I left the int terminal . Did not think to look at arrivals board poor sleep made me a bit dopey that morning
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The japanese students would have probably be waiting for Qantas flight 61 BNE-NRT. This is a daily service and has been running for 2 and a half years. It runs on an A330-300.


Large groups of Japanese students come in nearly daily on QF62, normally in uniform. This flight also comes in at around the same time as QF52 so would have been the flight they came on.

A330s are towed to stand off bays shortly after arriving to allow other flights in/out and are towed back to the gate closer to departure.


Yeah you are right. I misread it as QF51 departing not 52 inbound.
 
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Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:22 am

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An767 wrote:
I flew in on QF52 on Thursday morning. In the arrivals hall there was what would have been a full flight of Japanese students. Does anybody know if QF had a charter in from Tokyo that morning ,I say charter as I did not see any Aussies in the crowd . I did see a 330 parked on a remote stand as I left the int terminal . Did not think to look at arrivals board poor sleep made me a bit dopey that morning
An767


The japanese students would have probably be waiting for Qantas flight 61 BNE-NRT. This is a daily service and has been running for 2 and a half years. It runs on an A330-300.


Large groups of Japanese students come in nearly daily on QF62, normally in uniform. This flight also comes in at around the same time as QF52 so would have been the flight they came on.

A330s are towed to stand off bays shortly after arriving to allow other flights in/out and are towed back to the gate closer to departure.


I had a large group of Japanese students on my SYD-HND flight. Intrigued why they wear school uniforms whilst travelling.

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:35 am

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Qantas16 wrote:
oskarclare wrote:

The japanese students would have probably be waiting for Qantas flight 61 BNE-NRT. This is a daily service and has been running for 2 and a half years. It runs on an A330-300.


Large groups of Japanese students come in nearly daily on QF62, normally in uniform. This flight also comes in at around the same time as QF52 so would have been the flight they came on.

A330s are towed to stand off bays shortly after arriving to allow other flights in/out and are towed back to the gate closer to departure.


I had a large group of Japanese students on my SYD-HND flight. Intrigued why they wear school uniforms whilst travelling.

EK413

Every time i have seen students from Japan, they have always been in unifirom. I think it looks smart and is more than likely he school policy for travel.
Just looked up 62 arrival for thursday on flight radar and it shows arrival as 5.30am so it must have been that flight they arrived on. As I said not to many Aussies in the crowed that I could see around carousel
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Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:33 am

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EK413 wrote:
Qantas16 wrote:

Large groups of Japanese students come in nearly daily on QF62, normally in uniform. This flight also comes in at around the same time as QF52 so would have been the flight they came on.

A330s are towed to stand off bays shortly after arriving to allow other flights in/out and are towed back to the gate closer to departure.


I had a large group of Japanese students on my SYD-HND flight. Intrigued why they wear school uniforms whilst travelling.

EK413

Every time i have seen students from Japan, they have always been in unifirom. I think it looks smart and is more than likely he school policy for travel.
Just looked up 62 arrival for thursday on flight radar and it shows arrival as 5.30am so it must have been that flight they arrived on. As I said not to many Aussies in the crowed that I could see around carousel
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I agree, the groups even walked in a line top it off. Very well behaved.

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:31 am

EK413 wrote:
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EK413 wrote:

I had a large group of Japanese students on my SYD-HND flight. Intrigued why they wear school uniforms whilst travelling.

EK413

Every time i have seen students from Japan, they have always been in unifirom. I think it looks smart and is more than likely he school policy for travel.
Just looked up 62 arrival for thursday on flight radar and it shows arrival as 5.30am so it must have been that flight they arrived on. As I said not to many Aussies in the crowed that I could see around carousel
AN767


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 this covers all forms of travel whether it be flying, in a car, in a bus etc.
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Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:43 am

Qantas A380 is back on the SIN route from today as QF81/82.

It will switch to QF1 from March 24
 
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Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:11 am

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qf789 wrote:
A price war has been sparked in the lead up to PER-LHR starting in 3 weeks time

http://www.afr.com/business/tourism/qan ... 301-h0wtvw



Qatar have been doing $1100 return for a few months for start of A388
Tho they are now doing $1050 to Dublin, $1095 to Rome and $1070 to Barcelona in an email I just got... which is nuts!

I know someone who booked on it their flight seating look about 70% full which was a good sign


No way anyone is making any money on $1000 fares to Europe.
 
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Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:22 am

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waoz1 wrote:
qf789 wrote:
A price war has been sparked in the lead up to PER-LHR starting in 3 weeks time

http://www.afr.com/business/tourism/qan ... 301-h0wtvw



Qatar have been doing $1100 return for a few months for start of A388
Tho they are now doing $1050 to Dublin, $1095 to Rome and $1070 to Barcelona in an email I just got... which is nuts!

I know someone who booked on it their flight seating look about 70% full which was a good sign


No way anyone is making any money on $1000 fares to Europe.


I am not too sure on that one, spent 27 years living in Europe and always wondered why the European consumer was able to readily/regulary buy a return fare to OZ for under 800 Euro with ease (ME3, CN carriers etc) , yet from this end, you were charged thru the nose! Of course these were basic ECO´s booked months in advance, but always readily available. As was a return J fare for under 1900 Euro (QR/EY). Is it maybe a case of simply having gotten away with it for to long and now competition is finally taking care of us not loosing our shirt at this end.......??

Edit: just to add to that, I just had a look at my old files . in 2014 in June, I payed 1800 Euro (round about $2300) for a J Class return from FRA to PER. The inbound sector was a ´bit of a mission´, I started in FRA on EY to AUH, then changed onto Air Berlin AUH-HKT, then VA from HKT to PER. Guess Etihad was living out it´s ´EY Partner program´ in those days. I didn't mind, an interesting treck! Got collected by EY staff at HKT and escorted all the way to the departure in the other terminal .
Nothing to complain about. The return flight was EY all the way thru! if it can be sustained at those sort of prices outta Europe, then it´s longer overdue for our market here to enjoy the same rates!
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:55 am

Will ZND operate the first MEL-PER-LHR?

https://twitter.com/www16Right/status/9 ... 2176289792

Before ZND I would have thought perhaps ZNC - quokka would do the honours but I am leaning towards ZND now, maximum publicity
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:39 pm

Looking at the schedules for QR, the A380 for PER-DOH will be on a seasonal basis at the moment. From 1 May 18 to 27 Oct 18 A380 will operate, 77W will return for NW18/19
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Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:26 pm

Hi everyone!

Two questions:

qf789 mentioned at the start of the thread that only 1 of the PER-BNE/BNE-PER flights will retain the A330. Does anyone know which flights QF will keep the A330-200 on?

I have done about 7 or so sectors on QF 737-800s in the past 6 months. On every single sector, without even one exception the AVOD had lots of problems. It would be impossible to watch a movie or even a show without it pausing, skipping and carrying on. I'd have to exit the movie I'm watching, start another one and about a minute later return to the original one in order to get it to play without skipping all over the place. I would have to repeat this about every 15-20 minutes or so. Is this "normal" or am I just unlucky?? Never had it occur on the transcon A332s.
 
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Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:14 pm

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Hi everyone!

Two questions:

qf789 mentioned at the start of the thread that only 1 of the PER-BNE/BNE-PER flights will retain the A330. Does anyone know which flights QF will keep the A330-200 on?

I have done about 7 or so sectors on QF 737-800s in the past 6 months. On every single sector, without even one exception the AVOD had lots of problems. It would be impossible to watch a movie or even a show without it pausing, skipping and carrying on. I'd have to exit the movie I'm watching, start another one and about a minute later return to the original one in order to get it to play without skipping all over the place. I would have to repeat this about every 15-20 minutes or so. Is this "normal" or am I just unlucky?? Never had it occur on the transcon A332s.


I've done 10 sectors on 737 in last 5 weeks - either BNE - CNS or BNE - DRW. About half had AVOD and not a problem. I'd suggest you've been incredibly unlucky.
 
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:16 am

It looks like Virgin has quietly axed its PER-KGI-MEL route. Disappointing! It was pretty cool seeing a Fokker 100 on the tarmac at MEL on a Sunday night.
 
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It looks like Virgin has quietly axed its PER-KGI-MEL route. Disappointing! It was pretty cool seeing a Fokker 100 on the tarmac at MEL on a Sunday night.

I assume this route was in support of a particular contract which guaranteed a certain number of seats purchased on the KGI-MEL sector. If that contract has finished and the RPK traffic doesn't justify the continuation, then VA probably had no choice.
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:36 am

Looking at VA's schedule for MEL-HKG it will have a 10 hour layover in HKG once SYD-HKG begins, so we will likely see 2.5 frames used on international services on the days in operates

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qf789 mentioned at the start of the thread that only 1 of the PER-BNE/BNE-PER flights will retain the A330. Does anyone know which flights QF will keep the A330-200 on?



The flights for PER-BNE which will remain A330 will be QF652 (redeye from PER) and QF767 (8pmish departure from BNE), in between it will operate BNE-AKL-BNE
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:48 am

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EK413 wrote:
An767 wrote:
Every time i have seen students from Japan, they have always been in unifirom. I think it looks smart and is more than likely he school policy for travel.
Just looked up 62 arrival for thursday on flight radar and it shows arrival as 5.30am so it must have been that flight they arrived on. As I said not to many Aussies in the crowed that I could see around carousel
AN767


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 this covers all forms of travel whether it be flying, in a car, in a bus etc.

I think it's more to do with teacher group control and/or school policy for behaviour purposes- I doubt insurance plays a factor at all.

As for the new BNE-USA route, I'll believe it when I see it. I heard an internal QF rumour there were 3 possibilities, ORD the most likely, then 2 other routes , neither of which make much sense as they can be better served ex SYD.
 
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:50 am

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qf789 wrote:
EK413 wrote:

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 this covers all forms of travel whether it be flying, in a car, in a bus etc.

I think it's more to do with teacher group control and/or school policy for behaviour purposes- I doubt insurance plays a factor at all.

As for the new BNE-USA route, I'll believe it when I see it. I heard an internal QF rumour there were 3 possibilities, ORD the most likely, then 2 other routes , neither of which make much sense as they can be better served ex SYD.


I was hearing that there could be 9x weekly to LAX and the 4x weekly to another US destination, most likely ORD. I'm really starting to wonder if it will actually happen though, particularly with the most recent BNE-LAX schedules we have seen.
 
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:55 am

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redroo wrote:
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Qatar have been doing $1100 return for a few months for start of A388
Tho they are now doing $1050 to Dublin, $1095 to Rome and $1070 to Barcelona in an email I just got... which is nuts!

I know someone who booked on it their flight seating look about 70% full which was a good sign


No way anyone is making any money on $1000 fares to Europe.


I am not too sure on that one, spent 27 years living in Europe and always wondered why the European consumer was able to readily/regulary buy a return fare to OZ for under 800 Euro with ease (ME3, CN carriers etc) , yet from this end, you were charged thru the nose! Of course these were basic ECO´s booked months in advance, but always readily available. As was a return J fare for under 1900 Euro (QR/EY). Is it maybe a case of simply having gotten away with it for to long and now competition is finally taking care of us not loosing our shirt at this end.......??

Edit: just to add to that, I just had a look at my old files . in 2014 in June, I payed 1800 Euro (round about $2300) for a J Class return from FRA to PER. The inbound sector was a ´bit of a mission´, I started in FRA on EY to AUH, then changed onto Air Berlin AUH-HKT, then VA from HKT to PER. Guess Etihad was living out it´s ´EY Partner program´ in those days. I didn't mind, an interesting treck! Got collected by EY staff at HKT and escorted all the way to the departure in the other terminal .
Nothing to complain about. The return flight was EY all the way thru! if it can be sustained at those sort of prices outta Europe, then it´s longer overdue for our market here to enjoy the same rates!

Basically because at the time, that was the price the Australian market could get away with. However, bear in mind that he Euro and Pound are much stronger, so when those funds are remitted to the airline's head office (assume Asia/Middle East) they earn additional on the foreign currency conversion. The Chinese carriers are doing the same theing here on their low fare prices...
 
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:08 am

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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 this covers all forms of travel whether it be flying, in a car, in a bus etc.

I think it's more to do with teacher group control and/or school policy for behaviour purposes- I doubt insurance plays a factor at all.

As for the new BNE-USA route, I'll believe it when I see it. I heard an internal QF rumour there were 3 possibilities, ORD the most likely, then 2 other routes , neither of which make much sense as they can be better served ex SYD.


I was hearing that there could be 9x weekly to LAX and the 4x weekly to another US destination, most likely ORD. I'm really starting to wonder if it will actually happen though, particularly with the most recent BNE-LAX schedules we have seen.


4x weekly to SFO is also a pretty plausible option IMO.I don't know, could be either way
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:24 am

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The japanese students would have probably be waiting for Qantas flight 61 BNE-NRT. This is a daily service and has been running for 2 and a half years. It runs on an A330-300.


Large groups of Japanese students come in nearly daily on QF62, normally in uniform. This flight also comes in at around the same time as QF52 so would have been the flight they came on.

A330s are towed to stand off bays shortly after arriving to allow other flights in/out and are towed back to the gate closer to departure.


I had a large group of Japanese students on my SYD-HND flight. Intrigued why they wear school uniforms whilst travelling.

EK413


I remember we very rarely went on an excursion out of uniform - it was easier for the teachers to keep track of us! Id say though keeping the kids in uniform would also extend the feeling of being in school and acting accordingly (eg discipline wise etc), be it Aussie or Japanese kids on tour.
 
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:38 am

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I agree, the groups even walked in a line top it off. Very well behaved.

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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 this covers all forms of travel whether it be flying, in a car, in a bus etc.

I think it's more to do with teacher group control and/or school policy for behaviour purposes- I doubt insurance plays a factor at all.



I have previously travelled in a group environment where we were required to wear uniform for travelling purposes for insurance reasons, hence my reply. While it probably wont apply to all group travel it applies to some
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ZND is apparently scheduled to enter domestic service tomorrow morning as QF775 Mel - Per.
 
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:47 am

Cobham sees a squeeze on profits after repriced agreement with QF

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Jetstar Group CEO Gareth Evans says the A321LR will add significant flexibility to its network along with adding new opportunities

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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 Hong Kong and China for the new Virgin international service.


Currently negotiating more slots for HKG

He said Virgin was currently negotiating for more landing slots in Hong Kong.
“If we could get another seven slots in Hong Kong tomorrow we would take them,” he said.
“The only thing limiting our growth to greater China is our ability to get slots in Hong Kong. As soon as we get them, we will use them.”


Tiger could resume flying to a short haul destination in the future. In typical Virgin style he blames the previous Tiger pullout from Bali on the volcanic ash rather acknowledging the real reason for the pullout

He said he expected that Virgin’s low-cost carrier, Tiger, could also consider resuming flights to a “short haul destination” in future.
The airline began flights to Bali early last year but was forced to end the service as traffic dropped off in the wake of the Bali volcano problems.
“The day will come when Tiger will go to a short haul international destination, but I am not rushing for it,” he said.
“The way the flights to Bali ended was unfortunate but that doesn’t mean we will never go international again (with Tiger). But in the meantime we are focusing on strengthening the domestic business.” Mr Borghetti was speaking after Virgin announced it was shelving plans to privatise the airline.


https://www.theaustralian.com.au/busine ... 44b3a52bce
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:51 am

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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 Hong Kong and China for the new Virgin international service.


Currently negotiating more slots for HKG

He said Virgin was currently negotiating for more landing slots in Hong Kong.
“If we could get another seven slots in Hong Kong tomorrow we would take them,” he said.
“The only thing limiting our growth to greater China is our ability to get slots in Hong Kong. As soon as we get them, we will use them.”


Tiger could resume flying to a short haul destination in the future. In typical Virgin style he blames the previous Tiger pullout from Bali on the volcanic ash rather acknowledging the real reason for the pullout

He said he expected that Virgin’s low-cost carrier, Tiger, could also consider resuming flights to a “short haul destination” in future.
The airline began flights to Bali early last year but was forced to end the service as traffic dropped off in the wake of the Bali volcano problems.
“The day will come when Tiger will go to a short haul international destination, but I am not rushing for it,” he said.
“The way the flights to Bali ended was unfortunate but that doesn’t mean we will never go international again (with Tiger). But in the meantime we are focusing on strengthening the domestic business.” Mr Borghetti was speaking after Virgin announced it was shelving plans to privatise the airline.


https://www.theaustralian.com.au/busine ... 44b3a52bce


LOL haven’t notice any drop off in traffic to DPS
 
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:19 am

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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 Hong Kong and China for the new Virgin international service.


Currently negotiating more slots for HKG

He said Virgin was currently negotiating for more landing slots in Hong Kong.
“If we could get another seven slots in Hong Kong tomorrow we would take them,” he said.
“The only thing limiting our growth to greater China is our ability to get slots in Hong Kong. As soon as we get them, we will use them.”


Tiger could resume flying to a short haul destination in the future. In typical Virgin style he blames the previous Tiger pullout from Bali on the volcanic ash rather acknowledging the real reason for the pullout

He said he expected that Virgin’s low-cost carrier, Tiger, could also consider resuming flights to a “short haul destination” in future.
The airline began flights to Bali early last year but was forced to end the service as traffic dropped off in the wake of the Bali volcano problems.
“The day will come when Tiger will go to a short haul international destination, but I am not rushing for it,” he said.
“The way the flights to Bali ended was unfortunate but that doesn’t mean we will never go international again (with Tiger). But in the meantime we are focusing on strengthening the domestic business.” Mr Borghetti was speaking after Virgin announced it was shelving plans to privatise the airline.


https://www.theaustralian.com.au/busine ... 44b3a52bce



I'm actually surprised that they haven't tried more international places with Tiger, given how successful Jetstar seems to on it's routes.
 
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:04 am

As mentioned yesterday ZND has entered service today as QF775 MEL-PER
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