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Wed May 11, 2022 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 75703

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

Thanks for the AA link Ryanair, here is the report i was thinking of from qantasnewsroom. https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/190326-QANTAS-PERTH-LONDON-ECONOMIC-IMPACT-REPORT.pdf If only 50% start and go to Perth, im not sure theres enough market to develop to make a 789 w...

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Sat May 07, 2022 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 75703

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

The part I’m still unsure about is the XLR for QF. Aside from PER-AKL I don’t see what route QF would use these on that couldn’t be done before. As others have pointed out, a lack of proper J would mean international expansion from BNE/MEL wouldn’t make sense either due to competition. Maybe they w...

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Thu May 05, 2022 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 75703

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

The part I’m still unsure about is the XLR for QF. Aside from PER-AKL I don’t see what route QF would use these on that couldn’t be done before. As others have pointed out, a lack of proper J would mean international expansion from BNE/MEL wouldn’t make sense either due to competition. Maybe they w...

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Wed May 04, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 288
Views: 35803

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

With the A321LR coming to Jetstar soon and them potentially get some XLR's, could there be a chance they install some "Business Class" seat recliners up the front for the leisure destinations in Asia when they potentially replace the 787. Also easier to justify compared to Qantas flying r...

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Wed May 04, 2022 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 75703

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

astuteman wrote:
As far as I can tell, Jetstar have on firm order
45 x A320NEO
28 x A321XLR

Rgds

Thats for Jetstar Australia I believe. Not sure how many frames Jetstar Asia and Jetstar Japan are getting but I know Jetstar Japan get heir first A321neo shortly.

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Sun May 01, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 288
Views: 35803

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

a320fan wrote:
200 seats in the XLRs indicate they’ll use standard narrowbody J seats similar to what’s in the 737s.

Disappointing especially if they go into Asia.

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Sun May 01, 2022 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 288
Views: 35803

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

Tomorrow's announcement will also include firm order for its narrowbody fleet So we are looking 12 A350-1000's 20 A220's 20 A321XLR's plus 106 options Interesting the following article refer to A220's with 120 seats and A321XLR's with 206 seats https://www.airlineratings.com/news/qantas-place-large...

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Thu Apr 28, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 62987

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

So, this thread somewhat surprised me. US FAs are not paid until the flight starts - is that right? https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1472361 Im right in Australia to assume that FAs have a designated sign on and off time, in between which happens the flights and things they a...

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Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A330-200s - BNE - LAX - Lack of Crew Rest Areas
Replies: 47
Views: 9698

Re: Qantas A330-200s - BNE - LAX - Lack of Crew Rest Areas

jrfspa320 wrote:
There was no cabin crew rest (other than 4 blocked economy seats) when they used to operate AKL-LAX (with NZ cabin crew).


AKL-LAX is about 2 hours shorter.

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Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to open up a temporary/summer crew base in MAD
Replies: 57
Views: 10268

Re: BA to open up a temporary/summer crew base in MAD

a350lover wrote:
JannEejit wrote:
Maybe they should consider reopening some of their former UK regional crew bases ?


Correct. Or maybe they should consider paying some MORE!


Pay them more equals higher fares and I'm guessing the general public don't want to pay more for their tickets. The money has to come from somewhere.

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Tue Apr 19, 2022 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 62987

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

[quote="smi0006" Interesting BA (who are not outsourced) are also facing similar challenges- they claim the staff shortages are due to slow security vetting for staff access passes. No one else would have had to ramp up like QF. I wonder if that’s an issue in AU too, having visitor passes ...

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Tue Apr 12, 2022 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 62987

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

[ The JQ 788s are an interesting one aren’t they, there are 11 of them but they have chopped and changed routes for them and HNL is possibly the only route that is to far for the A321LR. Would they split the fleet with 5-6 going to QF? Or to inefficient to do that? QF need planes with range, then I...

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Mon Apr 04, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 62987

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

Given the lack of money that has been made in the last two years, I suspect the pressure will be to run the fleet as hard as possible. Same goes for the poor contact centre. Cold hard cash will be more important than Net Promoter Score. If the average wait in the call centre is many hours... the nu...

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Sun Apr 03, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 62987

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

As most of us are aware, Qantas has been copping a hammering with the beyond significant wait times with the wait times of six, seven hours, if not longer. A few days ago Stephanie Tully (Chief Customer Officer) of Qantas had a phone in interview with 2GB radio Ben Fordham. https://www.2gb.com/appa...

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Mon Mar 28, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 50016

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

I was thinking that the JQ 788 can also be redeployed to India too, open up MEL-BOM while they are at it. I am surprised that JQ hasn’t been utilised to fly to India. A Mumbai or Bangaluru route could well be a something that could well work.[/quote] I think the Indian market is better served by JQ...

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Mon Mar 21, 2022 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 50016

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

I transited SYD going international in January and it was still an airside bus between DOM>INT.

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Wed Mar 09, 2022 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 472
Views: 27101

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

FlapOperator wrote:
anstar wrote:
Time to move to EVs?


EVs are basically unobtanium in huge areas of the US and Canada.


Hopefully that changes. Herein australia a lot fo houses have solar power so I think it makes sense to move to EVs if you have solar already.

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Tue Mar 08, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 472
Views: 27101

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Time to move to EVs?

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Sat Mar 05, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 782
Views: 237100

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Looks like a Boeing VC-32A carrying the US VP has landed in Chisnau, Moldova according to FR24.

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Fri Mar 04, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 782
Views: 237100

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Why are the US and allies AWACS, refueling aircraft and military aircraft showing their positions on FR24? They're in active airspace over Poland that is open to civil aircraft, thus they need to have their transponder on for safety reasons. Also, there is minimal risk. Again they are in Polish air...

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Wed Mar 02, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 50016

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

UL has been one of those "quiet achievers" that flew throughout the pandemic. With Western Australia opening and pent-up demand for travel, could it be a golden opportunity for them to add CMB-PER to their network? PER-CMB could be a fantastic 321neo route, particularly if nobody enters t...

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Fri Feb 25, 2022 9:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352603

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

This is precisely the same situation in Europe in 1939, People were so traumatized by World War 1 that they refused to stand up to Germany until it was too late, People think the cost of standing up to Russia is expensive now. However, Russia will become bolder and the cost of standing up to them w...

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Fri Feb 25, 2022 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to firm up A350-1000’s for Project Sunrise by mid year
Replies: 84
Views: 22580

Re: Qantas to firm up A350-1000’s for Project Sunrise by mid year

Scotron12 wrote:
A nice shot in the arm for the A350. Will also give a big capacity jump on PER-LHR


Isn't sunrise for JFL and Europe from the east coast? I haven't seen any hint the 350 will be on PER-LHR.

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Fri Feb 25, 2022 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 62394

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

moa999 wrote:
Looks like two JQ 788s have been transferred to Jetstar Australia, so domestic ops, and the slide talks about more flexibility.


All 11 788s are currently on the Jetstar Airways AOC (JQ). This is the Australian airline so they aren't being transferred anywhere.

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Wed Feb 23, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A330 Replacement
Replies: 151
Views: 24797

Re: Qantas A330 Replacement

I can’t think of a single airline anywhere in the world that has ordered both 787s and A330neos. Virgin Atlantic mmm enough said... an airline with 36 aircraft in their fleet and 3 different fleets and 4 different fleet configs that has pretty much been loss making since Bermuda II was scrapped at ...

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Fri Feb 18, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 62394

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

Thatcher wrote:
But can QF put SQ's "domestic airline" out of business? Could get interesting.

They've done it recently with Tiger.

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Fri Feb 18, 2022 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 62394

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

Just browsing Instagram- what a contrast between Bonza and Rex social media profiles. I’m no marketing expert but Bonza are nailing it compared to Rex, cohesive messaging and branding, clear information and exciting. Such a wasted opportunity from Rex. Slick! https://instagram.com/stories/flybonza/...

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Wed Feb 16, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022
Replies: 309
Views: 64305

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022

yyztpa2 wrote:
A new LCC such a Breeze doesn't have the consideration of the complexity of a previous fleet type.


Didn't they have E190s before the A220s?

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Thu Feb 10, 2022 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 62394

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

In my experience the Qantas website is less than useless for finding partner award availability. I would strongly recommend signing up for BA Executive Club, use the BA website to search for flights, and then call Qantas to tell them what flights you want to book. Once signed into a BA account you ...

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Mon Jan 31, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 13018

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022

I had a ticket booked Australia > Europe with CX ivia Hong Kong. I cancelled it for a refund over the weekend as don't need the uncertainty.

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Thu Jan 27, 2022 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 54716

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

Latest on Bain's rumoured refloat of Virgin Australia says it's targetting 2023 to bring the airline back onto the ASX. Suggestions are that the Boston-based buyout fund will stage a partial exit from the business to get some money back through the door, likely retaining between 50 and 60 per cent ...

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Wed Jan 26, 2022 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 54716

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

aerokiwi wrote:

At most I'd say QF would have to go back and consult, then implement the requirement. A la BHP.
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I believe QF did consult... they even sent out a survey prior to their staff asking their views.

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Sun Jan 23, 2022 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 54716

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

The truth is that QF is equally responsible for over the years allowing the pay and conditions of the QAL staff to get to this point. Now they have decided the size of that group is small enough so they have a chance to wipe them out while at the same time also attempt to bring down further the con...

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Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 54716

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

QF trying to terminate their Long-Haul Cabin Crew workplace agreement as the proposed agreement was not voted in by staff. QF wanting LH cabin crew to be rostered across all LH aircraft types (A330 & 380/B787) https://www.theage.com.au/business/companies/qantas-tries-to-end-cabin-crew-agreement...

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Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 54716

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

QF trying to terminate their Long-Haul Cabin Crew workplace agreement as the proposed agreement was not voted in by staff. QF wanting LH cabin crew to be rostered across all LH aircraft types (A330 & 380/B787) https://www.theage.com.au/business/companies/qantas-tries-to-end-cabin-crew-agreement...

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Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 54716

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

TG are currently flying three weekly SYD-HKT-BKK as a step on their SYD resumption. JQ has presumably bled passengers to them and their quite nice 9AB 77W Y cabin. I'd say its due to demand low. The barriers for travelling internationally are just too much for some with all the costs for tests etc....

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Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 201
Views: 27473

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2022

Like I said last week, we're feed images of eye watering numbers out of Australia and have epidemiologists telling us nightly that we should almost be living in a level 4 type state of caution so it's understandable people feel the way they do. I wouldn't head over the Tasman right now, not just be...

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Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 54716

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

AdvancedBikkie wrote:

If QF gets the JQ 788s, they'll have to refurbish them anyways: JQ's J class is more like QF's old A380 Y+ class. If the 788s do end up replacing A330s, that isn't going to be competitive, so I think they'll fully refurbish the 788s.


I doubt we will see the JQ 787s going to QF anytime soon.

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Wed Jan 05, 2022 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 54716

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

RyanairGuru wrote:
Correct, Simple Flying is no more 'legitimate' than you or I spitballing in this thread. The only difference is that the writer is presenting their opinion as an 'article'. .


Just listen to one of simple flying's podcasts and you'll quickly see how inaccurate they are on many things!

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Fri Dec 31, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021
Replies: 478
Views: 65386

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021

Does Schiphol use gates for both Schengen and non-Schengen flights? I don't think they do. They do this on Pier D, but that was purpose built for this in the 1990s. All other areas are not duel use. Munich is different, but as you noted, it was designed and build for that purpose. Yes certain gates...

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Tue Dec 28, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021
Replies: 478
Views: 65386

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021

grjplanes wrote:
Will Qantas still resume JNB service from next week, 5 January?

Not sure if Australia has also dropped restrictions yet on Southern Africa.


Still has a reconsider travel warning on smart traveller so cant see many going even if it does operate.

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Sat Dec 25, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021
Replies: 478
Views: 65386

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021

ben175 wrote:

Demand softening already with the impact of Omicron it seems.


I'd say it is part Omicron and part general uncertainty about being stuck somewhere. Then you need to add in the costs for testing and all the extra admin/insurance - for some people that will just be to much hassle.

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Fri Dec 17, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021
Replies: 478
Views: 65386

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021

Maybe, but I'll be interested to see how they work around operating the same types at JQ and QF with differing pay scales. No different to the 787 that both airlines fly I'd guess. What will be interesting is if JQ get the maintenance. True, but JQ pilots aren't flying 14-17 hour sectors in their 7...

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Thu Dec 16, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021
Replies: 478
Views: 65386

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021

LTEN11 wrote:


Maybe, but I'll be interested to see how they work around operating the same types at JQ and QF with differing pay scales.


No different to the 787 that both airlines fly I'd guess.

What will be interesting is if JQ get the maintenance.

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Thu Dec 16, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement
Replies: 507
Views: 109716

Re: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement

BrianDromey wrote:
T

It doesn’t seem like there is much 1:1 replacement with the A321XLR. .


It won't be. The lighter 738 routes go to Alliance E190s or QF link A220s. The larger ones go to the A321.

Don't forget they have 130 odd A321s on order for the group prior to this order.

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CraigAnderson wrote:
Executive Traveller just reporting that Virgin is ending its partnership with Delta in favour of a new alliance with United Airlines, which will take effect in April 2022

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... artnership


All that is old is new again.

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Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2021
Replies: 166
Views: 25240

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2021

DavidByrne wrote:

I for one was glad you raised the issue of how poor we are with grammar and spelling. It’s the single biggest thing which IMO seriously devalues this thread.


Agreed. Can we add the "an" instead of "a" too. Drives me crazy.

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Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021
Replies: 478
Views: 65386

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021

I worry that virgins SYD CBR is the start of being all things to all people again. JB took them down this road before. On a side note, I read in the SMH but behind a paywall so couldn't read the whole story JB was spotted on a recent 10:30am QF flight SYD-MEL in seat 3C.. I didn't think FC had that...

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