Simpilicity
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QF 743s For Low Cost Long Haul?

Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:51 pm

These 5 or 6 operating aircraft would be perfect for low cost long haul, (charter or scheduled or seasonal) especially routes that QF want to get out of, or, are not considered viable due to QF's very high cost structure.

The "new" airline could work in with QF in most respects, whether offering f.f. points or not.

It would need to be under a completely seperate & MEAN & LEAN management & virtually everything could be contracted out back to QF or whoever.
 
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QF 743s For Low Cost Long Haul?

Sat Nov 12, 2005 3:26 pm

Quoting Simpilicity (Thread starter):
These 5 or 6 operating aircraft would be perfect for low cost long haul

until they end up needing spare engine parts from Rolls Royce and they have to start stripping other fleet members! 743 costs a small fortune to run and as we've seen engine parts are hard to obtain! unless you start stripping the other members of the fleet, then your robbing Peter to pay Paul and that's a costly venture!
 
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QF 743s For Low Cost Long Haul?

Sat Nov 12, 2005 3:32 pm

They could keep say 4 of the 6 & scrap 2 of the worst for parts.

You can do lot of flying with 4 x 743's.

They've got no value on the used market, so the value can be written down. Fuel according to Forbes guesstimates will drop to USD$40/barrell by mid 2006.

A new airline would not have to pay silly QF salaries, which is QF's major problem, paying staff far too much by world standards.
 
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QF 743s For Low Cost Long Haul?

Sat Nov 12, 2005 4:36 pm

But would QF want a new low cost airline?

They already have Australian airlines who seem to be happy with their twin jet long haul planes!

I doubt very much they would want to start operating 747's all of a sudden? I may be wrong though.

QF could just convert them to an all economy configuration and operate leisure routes e.g. to Bali and other Asian destinations. I wonder if they would ever do this? i..e is there enough demand and would it be cost effective?
 
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QF 743s For Low Cost Long Haul?

Sat Nov 12, 2005 4:56 pm

Quoting Ansett767 (Reply 3):
But would QF want a new low cost airline?

If QF don't do it someone else will.

For routes that are a little long for 763's, 743's would be ideal in either high capacity all Y config. or with a small business/club class at front or upstairs.

Routes such as MEL, ADL, PER/HNL & beyond to Canada/USA avoiding awful LAX & operating low frequency, ie. once a week in a sort of Canada 3000 type operation.

So eg. in someone flew PER/HNL/Canada & wanted to return at other time other than the once a week back to PER, then they could fly back into ADL on a 743 & connect with QF to PER or use QF services all the way back, at a higher fare.
 
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QF 743s For Low Cost Long Haul?

Sat Nov 12, 2005 5:40 pm

I doubt they will leave the fleet anytime soon since they have just been upgraded. From what I heard they plan to keep them for another 5-8 years.

In the future kindly clarify your topic heading since this is pure speculations. Thanks

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QF 743s For Low Cost Long Haul?

Sat Nov 12, 2005 8:58 pm

who's suggesting they leave the fleet?
 
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QF 743s For Low Cost Long Haul?

Sun Nov 20, 2005 12:23 pm

stay tuned..... for Dec 7!
 
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QF 743s For Low Cost Long Haul?

Sun Nov 20, 2005 1:04 pm

Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 7):
stay tuned..... for Dec 7!

The long awaited fleet annuncement?
 
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RE: QF 743s For Low Cost Long Haul?

Sun Nov 20, 2005 1:28 pm

Quoting 777ER (Reply 8):
Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 7):
stay tuned..... for Dec 7!

The long awaited fleet annuncement?

.... and the rest of the news....
 
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RE: QF 743s For Low Cost Long Haul?

Sun Nov 20, 2005 1:43 pm

Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 9):
and the rest of the news

The much rumoured Jetstar International...?
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RE: QF 743s For Low Cost Long Haul?

Sun Nov 20, 2005 2:09 pm

Quoting VirginFlyer (Reply 10):
Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 9):
and the rest of the news

The much rumoured Jetstar International...?

We all know Jetstar is going International as the first CHC flights start in 10 days
 
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RE: QF 743s For Low Cost Long Haul?

Sun Nov 20, 2005 2:24 pm

Quoting 777ER (Reply 11):
We all know Jetstar is going International as the first CHC flights start in 10 days

That's not what I am referring to. I am talking about the rumoured long haul operation using a fair number of the 787s or A350s which will be ordered by the Qantas group.

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RE: QF 743s For Low Cost Long Haul?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 8:01 am

Quoting VirginFlyer (Reply 12):
am talking about the rumoured long haul operation using a fair number of the 787s or A350s which will be ordered by the Qantas group.

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