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Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 297
Views: 42208

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

So many people who've never had a union go into bat for them, you have no idea how valuable they can be. Most of you will also be shocked to learn that the vast majority of unions work with the employer to get a fair deal for both sides. But of course you never hear of that work, as governments and...

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Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 297
Views: 42208

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

More knock-on effects of COVID with DNATA’s local catering arm shedding a thousand jobs. Those jobs are not eligible for the JobKeeper allowance because DNATA is a foreign owned company. Airline catering company dnata has told staff it will cut 1000 jobs after Australia's domestic and international...

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Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 297
Views: 42208

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

brucetiki wrote:

I wouldn't exactly call cabin crew training minimal to be honest - they would have to cover everything from customer service through to evacuating an aircraft.


Some carriers like Easyjet training is just under 3 weeks. Jetstar I believe is 5 weeks... It's not that much training.

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Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 297
Views: 42208

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

So Qantas says it wants to consolidate its property footprint to help cut costs and 'right-size'? Sounds more than fair, but I'll predict that Qantas will not leave Mascot, especially not for Western Sydney or Melbourne. If anything Jetstar will relocate as much as possible to Mascot. Maybe the BNE...

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Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 297
Views: 42208

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

with all the pent up demand for international travel & no Virgin medium or long haul, surely there's now room for someone to move into that space, even on a seasonal basis. Admitably, yields might not be that high, but plenty of cabin crew around & plenty of cheap aircraft to lease. Routes ...

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Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube
Replies: 121
Views: 10060

Re: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube

Always liked the Virgin Atlantic 25 year ad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYQHDadIDxk And the "If only you got Virgin Blue service everywhere" ads when they first entered the Au market... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzvl-nhRBb8 Also love the Qantas "I still call Australia home&q...

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Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24198

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

Interesting, I know of 3 people who have been declined this option. Two directly, 1 indirectly. One is a family member and I've told them to push the issue and it was a flat no refund policy. Use the live chat on the website... most efficient way of doing it. Have done it for both the bookings I go...

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Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24198

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

While I don't completely disagree with you, JetStar should be refunding people then. They've selected not to operate. It's not like they can't operate. Where's good faith in those who booked knowing we'd be allowed and encouraged to move around in level 2? Jetstar do offer refunds. When my flight w...

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Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces underlying profit of $124 million for FY19/20
Replies: 18
Views: 2891

Re: Qantas announces underlying profit of $124 million for FY19/20

Also worth pointing out from the results $515m received from the govt with $267m of that Jobkeeper payments. So wouldn't have been a profit without those payments. It's not quite that simple. The Jobkeeper payments should, theoretically, be almost revenue neutral as without those payments staff wou...

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Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces underlying profit of $124 million for FY19/20
Replies: 18
Views: 2891

Re: Qantas announces underlying profit of $124 million for FY19/20

Also worth pointing out from the results $515m received from the govt with $267m of that Jobkeeper payments. So wouldn't have been a profit without those payments.

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Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53225

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

QAN has released their 2019/20 results with a statutory loss of $2.7B and an underlying profit of $124M. Obviously the largest expenses accounting for the difference between the 2 figures is the writedown on the A380 fleet (1.4B) and hedging losses due to Covid ($570M). And if I read it correctly $...

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Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53225

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Regional on-traffic just doesn't appear enough. Let's assume that 50% of pax are transitting onto mainline services elsewhere in Australia( seems a little high anyway); that means about 17 pax from each arriving plane will be going onto a jet service. From there, these people need to be heading to ...

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Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24198

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

With the first confirmed cases of community transmission in over 100 days, how will Auckland going to level 3 and rest of New Zealand moving to level 2 till Friday affect NZ and JQ domestic services? Level 3 restricts non essential travel so I guess that means JQ shuts down and NZ is scaled back to...

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Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53225

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Australian aviation site Airline Ratings is now offering a 'Covid Rating' system for airlines. "For a COVID-19 compliance star, airlines must pass four of six criteria: website information on COVID19 procedures; face masks for passengers; personal protection equipment for the crew; modified me...

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Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53225

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

I suppose if QF have said at a group level 787's are going to USa that would include the JQ ones.

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Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24198

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

Any bubble with QLD may change that wouldn't you think? There will never be a bubble with QLD if not with all of Australia. Would basically mean QLD choosing NZ over NSW/VIC etc. Not going to happen. State governments in Oz have said exactly that...they are open to doing state by state with NZ. Pro...

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Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53225

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Or we might also see them pushing into new markets/replacing contract work with Qantas/Virgin with E190s potentially....? Michael That or contract work for REX? with REX's new proposed jet services in 2021. I think REX are at an interesting point. Their SAAB fleet is aging, yet they are looking to ...

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Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53225

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

The way things are going it will be 2022 before our international borders are opened up.

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Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 19959

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

Wonder if JQ will look at sending some a321’s over, most of them are currently parked up in storage in Australia. . JQ's NZ based pilots and cabin crew aren't trained on the 321 so I doubt we will see them operating NZ domestic at least in the short term. Wouldn't the A320/321 be the same type ratt...

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Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 19959

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

zkncj wrote:
Wonder if JQ will look at sending some a321’s over, most of them are currently parked up in storage in Australia.
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JQ's NZ based pilots and cabin crew aren't trained on the 321 so I doubt we will see them operating NZ domestic at least in the short term.

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Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time
Replies: 45
Views: 5634

Re: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time

For the big 3 airlines(AA, DL, UA) it seems a no brainer: after boarding priority/first class passengers, reverse the boarding order. “Group 1” should be the rear third of the aircraft. Group 2 the mid section, and Group 3 the area of the fuselage behind first class(or behind the comfort/2nd class)...

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Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55673

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

When is the Australian border open to Americans? I have family members that want to visit Australia. So do I, but even 2022 is looking unlikely, at least without strict quarantine. Australia is largely on an elimination path, and the US seems to be doing the opposite. Does anyone know if Australia ...

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Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55673

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

So with VIC out of the picture for presumably six weeks and TAS and the NT presumably not taking any returning residents there will be a bit of a queue to get into the country for some time. I haven't read much on this: why would VIC be stopling flights for six weeks when the sole purpose of quaran...

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Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55673

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Qantas has pulled almost all international flights through to 28 March https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-cancels-overseas-flights-to-march-2021 How realistic, is that Qantas will be back flying Internationally in the next 12months? They seem to have dievested there long-haul operations...

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Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55673

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Melbourne Metro area & the adjoining Mitchell Shire (which includes towns such as Kilmore & Wallan that are basically outer suburbs) have had a lockdown reimposed for 6 weeks as of tomorrow night. Boo! https://www.theage.com.au/national/coronavirus-updates-live-global-covid-19-cases-surpass...

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Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68786

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Chipmunk1973 wrote:
Given that they will be offering a “Business Light” product on their proposed NB jets, they may offer something sort of similar. .


I haven't seen anything mentioned? They previously said it would be single class.

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Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68786

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

https://twitter.com/9NewsMelb/status/12 ... 50496?s=20


Makes sense while they are dealing with outbreaks caused by Quarantine hotel issues.
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qf789 wrote:
Victoria has requested to the federal government that all international flights over the next 2 weeks heading to MEL be diverted away from MEL

https://twitter.com/9NewsMelb/status/12 ... 50496?s=20


Makes sense while they are dealing with outbreaks caused by Quarantine hotel issues.

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Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68786

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

https://doublebaytoday.com/jetstar-now- ... D4X0mHpCls


Fake news. They even name Mike Little as the CEO whoever that is.
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Is this a sign of desperation, Jetstar offering $8.50 fares to MEL

https://doublebaytoday.com/jetstar-now- ... D4X0mHpCls


Fake news. They even name Mike Little as the CEO whoever that is.

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Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68786

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

I could see the REX Jet operation succeed. They alrteady have infrastructure in those 3 airport and they are keeping it foucssed on those 3 routes to begin with. With International travel likely to still be restricted the domestic market should hold up ok. You already had Jetstar, Tiger, Virgin and ...

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Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68786

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Maybe corona will go the same way and it will be completely over in weeks not months. No deaths in Qld in months. How many deaths in rest of Australia in past month? Think media hysteria is out of control but many are no longer listening. Predict all flying will be back to some sort of recession no...

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Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68786

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

QF saying its outlook is that the international borders will not open for at least the next 12 months. Australian PM responding to this outlook that he hopes the border to NZ may open earlier than that. The situation can change quickly. But the current outlook is pointing to the borders remaining c...

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Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early
Replies: 79
Views: 14138

Re: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early

Look at what Alan Joyce said. Qantas are expecting international travel to be nil for the next 12 months at least,.and don't expect traffic to recover for many years after that. That might sound pessimistic, but he also said that isn't even their worse case scenario. From their modelling they reall...

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Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early
Replies: 79
Views: 14138

Re: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early

flyjay123 wrote:
I wonder if they will close the London crew base.


If they aren't going to be flying there for 12+ months then I wouldn't be surprised if they did.

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Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68786

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

What about the Jetstar 788s? While Qantas will not want to spend any money on refurbishment or rebranding right now, are there any contexts where they might make sense for use instead of, say, the A330s they replaced in Jetstar? Not sure how much of a refit they would need if they were going to ope...

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Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early
Replies: 79
Views: 14138

Re: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early

Though COVID is the primary causal factor for industry restructuring, eamondzhang is right in a sense since QF faces the prospect of a recapitalized & slimmer Virgin Australia on the home turf. Even then, one has to wonder how much of a threat VA would be to QF. But if this is the impact on QF ...

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Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68786

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Sad news for the industry.

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Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68786

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Do they need to order NEOs? Could they not add some J seating to the JQ 321 and move them to QF- I don’t believe JQ have received any NEOs yet. In saying this not sure how long the lead time is for new seats? Maybe a project over 12-18months, but this won’t be a quick recovery. If they do receive N...

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Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68786

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Do they need to order NEOs? Could they not add some J seating to the JQ 321 and move them to QF- I don’t believe JQ have received any NEOs yet. In saying this not sure how long the lead time is for new seats? Maybe a project over 12-18months, but this won’t be a quick recovery. If they do receive N...

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Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68786

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

That's correct, Flight Centre Travel Group staff (across all business units) who have been stood down are all currently on Job Keeper. Seems pretty rough to make people redundant three months before Job Keeper expires. I guess they want to get all the liabilities in this financial year. That will a...

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Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 26040

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020

Its a little how it works no win Australia. MEL/SYD are taking most of the international arrivals - putting them into 14 day qaurantine on arrival and then they are free to get on a domestic connection. I guess AUS/NZ would do they same. You quarantine at first point of entry.

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Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68786

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/121869390/virgin-australia-eyeing-return-to-nz-skies-with-transtasman-fares-on-sale VA has put the Tasman back on sale from 7 August 2020, currently all of there flights on the Tasman are suspended. Maybe be an little hopefully that the bubble arrangement w...

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Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways Announces Brisbane, Melbourne, Beijing, and Munich From October 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 4524

Re: Bamboo Airways Announces Brisbane, Melbourne, Beijing, and Munich From October 2020

zkncj wrote:
They seem an bit keen in Australia? Who likely won’t have open boarders until 2021.


Exactly.. going to lose a lot of money flying empty planes.

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Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Pacific Is No More, Now Renamed Pacific Airlines (Updated)
Replies: 157
Views: 23533

Re: Jetstar Pacific: QF reportedly transferring its stakes to Vietnam Airlines

https://www.miragenews.com/brand-change ... r-pacific/

Looks like a rebrand from Jetstar Pacific to Pacific Airlines and Qantas will exit the business.
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https://www.miragenews.com/brand-change ... r-pacific/

Looks like a rebrand from Jetstar Pacific to Pacific Airlines and Qantas will exit the business.

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Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68786

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Doubt if any quarantine required from around mid September when it appears most international routes ex Australia will reopen. There are travel wholesalers right now selling cheap fares to USA departing late December or early January from around $900 return. Very low for school holidays. Unlikely m...

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Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68786

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Is there any indication to when European citizens will be allowed holiday in Australia? I wouldn't plan on 2021 and would think 2022 is a safer bet once their is a vaccine and its been able to be produced in large enough quantities. As for the JQ 788's... I agree with what was said earlier in that ...

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Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68786

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

So there is a very likely possibility of no international flying out side of say a pacific bubble in the next financial year. So if they don't require 787's / 380's what happens to all the crew? Do they keep them on stand down accruing leave entitlements? Or make them redundant and rehire on cheaper...

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Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68786

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

If these lay-ups are true, QF will definitely be trying to get JobKeeper extended or else they will be laying off or retrenching a huge number of crew and maintenance staff QF have already mentioned their will be redundancies due to be announced before the end fo June. Here's an interesting review ...

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Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Moscow/Tokyo 1980's/90's
Replies: 15
Views: 3527

Re: Virgin Atlantic Moscow/Tokyo 1980's/90's

Tokyo was Virgin's first Asian city then joined by Shanghai and Hong Kong. Those two are still flown but not Tokyo, what Happened ? I heard a Haneda slot had been applied ? Why did VA stop flying to Japan ? Makes no sense, I hope the answer is NOT another flights to Atlanta. Because the slot was va...

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Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 327
Views: 54641

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

Rex have said they are exploring getting 10 Jets and would make a decision. by the end of June I think it was. Also what is not to say that the other bidders who have pulled out didn't just join the race to get a look into their books. See what is working and whats not and start from scratch with a ...

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Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68786

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

I've never travelled with them. What's the forums view of Alliance? Well run business? Service? Covid aside, nifty little business to be integrated into one of the majors at some point? Qantas own 20% I think... which is subject to a current ACCC investigation. All that said they seem to be good at...

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