BD1959
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Rumour: Qantas Changing Times

Tue Sep 23, 2003 6:56 am

According to Melbourne radio station 3AW, QANTAS are taking a novel approach to getting their flights away on time. All clocks and computers in QANTAS domestic terminals are being set 3 minutes early.

Anyway from QANTAS (AJ?) confirm?

BD1959
 
qantas747
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RE: Rumour: Qantas Changing Times

Tue Sep 23, 2003 8:24 pm

Personally I think that is a fairly good strategy by QF, because 3mins isn't a big difference, and some peoples clocks are like 5-10mins slow/fast, so this is good because their flights will get away quicker. Love to hear if it is confirmed
 
7E7
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RE: Rumour: Qantas Changing Times

Tue Sep 23, 2003 9:25 pm

I did not see that happening with QF419 when the 9AM flight was not pushed back until 9:35.
One thing for sure, I was up in the lounge having my tea at 8:40 when it said 'GATE CLOSED' on the screens. I ran down like hell, only to wait nearly an hour in the seat.
The only apology we heard that morning was from the F/O who simply said:'It is rush hour here in Sydney airport, we will be out to Melbourne as soon it is our turn'

I would not mind having a look at QF's current on time performance.
 
AJ
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RE: Rumour: Qantas Changing Times

Tue Sep 23, 2003 9:31 pm

Haven't heard that one BD1959, we use the aircraft clock for our timing, which is accurate, and the Qantas webpage uses ACARS derived times for aircraft so fitted.
 
wirraway
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RE: Rumour: Qantas Changing Times

Tue Sep 23, 2003 9:47 pm

Bd1959
This rumour is as good as your last one on QF uniforms totally false.
 
'Longreach'
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RE: Rumour: Qantas Changing Times

Tue Sep 23, 2003 9:48 pm

That won't make passengers happy when the check in desks will be closed 3 minutes early and they miss their flight!!
 
thaigold
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RE: Rumour: Qantas Changing Times

Tue Sep 23, 2003 9:52 pm

I am not sure it will help as on the last few flights I have had with QF it has not been passengers that have delayed the flight rather QF not getting the planes ready in time.... It always seems to happen with QF.
Dunbar Rovers forever
 
BD1959
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RE: Rumour: Qantas Changing Times

Wed Sep 24, 2003 7:08 am

Thanks Wirraway for confirming it's non-genuine status - I raised both topics to try to confirm/deny.

I guess you won't be interested in any more I hear?

BD1959

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