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by Gemuser
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 Routes To SFO
Replies: 21
Views: 1723

Re: Future A380 Routes To SFO

KE and QF most logical. SQ is a possibility. SQ 1/2 have historically been among their highest-yielding routes so the case to mess with that formula would need to be strong... QF MAYBE and not soon but it could happen and it might be JQ rather than QF depending on how all this ULH stuff comes out. ...

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by Gemuser
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 526
Views: 42346

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

I believe there's also a time and/or cycle limitation on some part or system on the B744 (I can't find where I read about this, but I want to say it's to do with the fuel system) which requires action by either 2019 or 2020 You're probably thinking of the FAA's requirement for installation of a fue...

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by Gemuser
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause
Replies: 24
Views: 5699

Re: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause

The air pollution must be pretty bad in New Zealand for them to park half their 789 fleet!! And which cities do NZ B789s serve? It includes high pollution Asian cities in China and North & South East Asia, not to mention LAX! It is not inconceivable that normal fleet rotations put their whole B...

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by Gemuser
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?
Replies: 25
Views: 3176

Re: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?

I can tell you the specifics about one market. The North America to/from Latin America market. What leaves Latin America for North America: 30% flowers, 25% fruits and vegetables, 25% fish, 20% other. (A big chunk of the "other" is pharmaceuticals and secure documents.) What leaves North ...

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by Gemuser
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cold war turning hot: What would happen to bombers?
Replies: 55
Views: 3511

Re: Cold war turning hot: What would happen to bombers?

Ozair reply20 Had the situation occurred I doubt Australia would have had much in the way of (a direct) impact. Probably Pine Gap would have been hit, or at least attempted, but the country is a long way away from Russian ICBM sites, probably not a priority for Russian SSBNs and right at the edge o...

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by Gemuser
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 64
Views: 1312

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

QF: B744, SYD-SIN-LHR; LAX-SYD 3 SECTORS
BA B744 LHR-LAX 1 SECTOR
QF B744 SYD-HKG (KAI TAK) & vv 2 SECTORS
QF: B743 SYD-NRT & vv 2 SECTORS
UA B744 SYD-SFO and LAX-SYD 2 SECTORS

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37042

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

whether QF will have enough of a kangaroo route market left by 2023 when the project sunrise aircraft will be delivered. The ME3 are constantly upgauging and more and more well-positioned Asian carriers are offering the route. You're basically describing the reasons that they WANT this such flight ...

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by Gemuser
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 526
Views: 42346

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

allrite wrote:
QF742 wrote:
MEL-KIX could be an interesting route for JQ to try. Although there’s a fair bit of new capacity MEL - Japan.


Right now a Qantas Rose Bay to KIX service might be more useful...

Right on Allrite!!!
I wonder if they can source some S25s? :-)

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today
Replies: 41
Views: 9995

Re: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today

From Chasensfo in reply 33: "Yes, in fact, some cities have flights in 2-3 different banks. " After about 21:00? "I know AA has redeyes to DFW/CLT/PHL/ORD/MIA/JFK that pax from MEL can connect on to," None of these are "east coast other than NYC" except MIA & PHL th...

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by Gemuser
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today
Replies: 41
Views: 9995

Re: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today

That's great, and congrats to QF, MEL, and SFO! This seems like a very efficient use, since the aircraft is only on the ground at SFO for 3 hours. I understand that SFO and LAX are used as gateways for connecting pax, but why aren't more US-Australia flights timed this way? It seems that a few flig...

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by Gemuser
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mariner has passed away
Replies: 79
Views: 3591

Re: Mariner has passed away

RIP Mariner.
He was a great contributor to A.net and always reasonable and readable and after reading the article, no wonder he was so readable.
He will be missed!
Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today
Replies: 41
Views: 9995

Re: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today

Hey Gemuser, I doubt that many Canberrans would choose Melbourne over Sydney as a connecting point for flights to SFO. I certainly have never heard of any planning to do so, though that's not saying much. Flights I believe are generally cheaper SYD-SFO and there's a choice of airline : two compelli...

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by Gemuser
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today
Replies: 41
Views: 9995

Re: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today

They are P2P. All the Australian capital cities have flights intra-state and technically have “feed”. But 98pc of the Aussie population lives in the capital cities. You’d be lucky to get one passenger from port Hedland on the PER LHR flight in a month never mind a day. We’re not spread out in the s...

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by Gemuser
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS' Very last 747 "domestic" flight between LAX and JFK today
Replies: 43
Views: 10083

Re: QANTAS' Very last 747 "domestic" flight between LAX and JFK today

I get that QF gets feed at LAX from not just SYD, but MEL and BNE too, which helps to sustain the LAX - JFK leg, but I have always wondered whether QF would consider re-routing this as SYD - YVR - JFK. The fifth freedom traffic available on YVR - JFK, which isn't on LAX - JFK, would surely more tha...

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by Gemuser
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55645

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

"Singapore Airlines is believed to be eyeing an increased stake in Virgin Australia through a bid for the 19.8% shareholding of China's HNA Group" https://www.ausbt.com.au/singapore-airlines-said-to-be-eyeing-larger-stake-in-virgin-australia SQ has 20% already, if it buys the HNA stake it...

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by Gemuser
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 168
Views: 10298

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

https://www.caa.co.uk/Our-work/About-us/EU-exit/

So essentially what I've been saying! The UK will become just like any other non EU country for technical matters.

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What does the CAA say about Brexit? Have a look at https://www.caa.co.uk/Our-work/About-us/EU-exit/

So essentially what I've been saying! The UK will become just like any other non EU country for technical matters.

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 168
Views: 10298

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

Dutchy, of course it an opinion, that's what I said 'IMHO' [In My Humble Opinion]. It also, as I said, applies only to traffic rights, technical matters I see no rea problem given 1) the UK remains a member of ICAO & 2) the UK has already adopted in to UK law all EASA requirements.

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37042

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

Qantas needs to stop thinking about First Class it takes up too much space and too heavy for 18 to 20 hour flights. Leave First Class for the 777-9 to LHR via Singapore and Sydney to LAX. The nonstop to LHR and JFK needs Business Class and Premium Economy. The Economy passenger takes the one stop o...

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by Gemuser
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 168
Views: 10298

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

Dutchy: You are forgetting a very major point, for aviation technical areas, EASA/EU itself has no authority in international civil aviation, its authority is derived from the membership of ICAO by the various nation states of Europe, including the UK. The UK is still a member of ICAO and Brexit wi...

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by Gemuser
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 27176

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

Zeke, I don't understand your point? Everybody in the sterile area has passed through security screening to get in, what is the problem? Gemuser The departure hall in SIN not sterile. Security screening happens at the boarding gates. 'Transit' (kangaroo route) pax used to deplane into a sterile 'pe...

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by Gemuser
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 27176

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

Damm! Had a feeling that might have happened, I have run into it in BKK. It's really senseless for transit pax, you come off aircraft, stay in sterile area and still get rescreened! Gemuser SIN is required also to do a percentage of random screenings on arrival. Their terminal from a security point...

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by Gemuser
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 168
Views: 10298

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

Duplicate removed

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by Gemuser
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 168
Views: 10298

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

However, back on topic, there is no way that flights will simply have to stop or RR Engines suddenly become unusable. The UK will still be part of EASA. You don't just get kicked out of an organization like that because of Brexit, just like British Airways won't just get kicked out of the IAG Group...

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by Gemuser
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 168
Views: 10298

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

However, back on topic, there is no way that flights will simply have to stop or RR Engines suddenly become unusable. The UK will still be part of EASA. You don't just get kicked out of an organization like that because of Brexit, just like British Airways won't just get kicked out of the IAG Group...

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by Gemuser
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 27176

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

Same plane, same gate, no baggage transfers & no C & I procedures & no security checks for transiting pax [that may have changed, its been awhile since I did a SIN transit]. Alas, there's a security screening before re-boarding. Damm! Had a feeling that might have happened, I have run i...

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by Gemuser
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 27176

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

Interesting I did not realize the connection is that efficient that it saves time overall That does change everything and makes the flight far more appealing If you are referring to QF1/2 at SIN [as you appear to be] its an amazingly efficient connection because it is not a connection, it's a trans...

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by Gemuser
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19043

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

Why's that? They will have the 787-9s that are replacing them in the fleet by then, and will be looking beyond that to the Sunrise aircraft for future expansion. Alan Joyce is no fan of quads, so it would have to be a pretty compelling case to keep them on longer than 2020. Simply, I am skeptical o...

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by Gemuser
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 46
Views: 5534

Re: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia

QF will soon move SYD-SCL to a 789, probably on a daily flight an it'll be - as always - codeshared with LA, making it 14 weekly between both cities. I'm wondering if QF will have a different seat config for some of its 789, they can make more money with it, though. Depends on what you mean by &quo...

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by Gemuser
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19043

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

My data says that there are only 142 passenger 744s in service (including two Combis and Qantas's six -400ERs) and 49 in storage, while 205 have been retired and six written-off. Qantas will be out of 747s by 2020, KLM is drawing down its fleet, really only leaving CI, KE, BA and LH as major operat...

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by Gemuser
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55645

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

I feel SYD still has a fair amount of room, they just need to move the freight sheds, and the government needs to review Qantas drive I think it is, as the land on the other side is also airport property. I doubt it. The land on the other side of Qantas Drive is owned by the NSW government. It is t...

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by Gemuser
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 85
Views: 12503

Re: B-747SP

And they were also BIG TIME gas guzzlers They were NOT "big time gas guzzlers"! They actually used LESS fuel than a standard B742, on which they are based, as they were lighter. Where there was a problem is fuel consumption PER SEAT, which meant as soon as the B744 came out with enough ra...

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by Gemuser
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 124
Views: 4231

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=971229&p=13009481&hilit=gemuser#p13009481

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oldannyboy:
How about a Shorts S25 flying boat!
See trip report: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=971229&p=13009481&hilit=gemuser#p13009481

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Norwegian fly to Australia?
Replies: 33
Views: 5476

Re: Norwegian to Australia

] 1. Existing trans-south-pacific flights do go south of 60S (boundary of Antarctica treaty) in some occasion, like QF28 last friday went as south as 72°41S according to flightaware https://flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA28/history/20180727/1808Z/SCEL/YSSY/route 2. As mentioned a few months ago in a...

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by Gemuser
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Norwegian fly to Australia?
Replies: 33
Views: 5476

Re: Norwegian to Australia

As well there is no Australia/EU ASA, AFAIK, only an Australia/UK one, while it was amended to be similar to the EU's standard agreement I strongly doubt it allows for traffic rights for other EU ASA member airlines and even if it does it won't last once Brexit happens. Gemuser Good thing Norwegian...

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by Gemuser
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Norwegian fly to Australia?
Replies: 33
Views: 5476

Re: Norwegian to Australia

There has been talk of PER-EZE serivice, so this one is actually more logical than other suggestions.... Not happening! It is beyond EDTO 330 & 370 [370! I don't think Australia has accepted that] and on top of that it would be require to meet the full Antarctic requirement and I can't see Norw...

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by Gemuser
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 59065

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Does anyone have any thoughts on when will QF start finding successors for 717? Some of them are almost reaching 20yrs mark and I wonder how long does QF plan on keeping them. No doubt 717 is great for QF and they probably want to keep it as long as possible but I assume new generation planes would...

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by Gemuser
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Norwegian fly to Australia?
Replies: 33
Views: 5476

Re: Norwegian to Australia

There has been talk of PER-EZE serivice, so this one is actually more logical than other suggestions.... Not happening! It is beyond EDTO 330 & 370 [370! I don't think Australia has accepted that] and on top of that it would be require to meet the full Antarctic requirement and I can't see Norw...

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by Gemuser
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 11391

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

I do like the idea of a PM departure ex AU and a lunchtime departure ex the US, so perhaps its something QF might try in coming years. QF ran a 13:00 or there about from LAX for many years QF8. It was rarely daily & was always first chopped if there was a problem or traffic as weak. It definite...

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by Gemuser
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery
Replies: 47
Views: 2606

Re: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery

VSMUT wrote:
Gemuser wrote:
Those ICE trains are grey, not white and look dirty when freshly painted. Which is a good idea actually.

Gemuser


They are white, not grey. I ride on them several times a week.


The ones I rode 3 days ago were gray, not white. I saw some white ones last year but not this year.

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

Before Qantas is able todo any of there grant 789 plans, they first need to place an top-up for 789s. Pretty much all of there current fleet ordered will be tied up by the already launched route. Effectively NZ could jump ahead an start routes like ORD from next year. QF would likely need to wait a...

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by Gemuser
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 55358

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

CASA's EDTO (in spite of their general slowness to move with the times in many other areas, the Australian rules contain no such beast as ETOPS) rules allow extension from 180 up to 240 minutes if the airframe-engine combination is already operating on EDTO up to 180 minutes, and further extension ...

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by Gemuser
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week
Replies: 158
Views: 19462

Re: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week

what about a SYD/BNE/ORD/BNE/SYD ? if same aircraft, no domestic connection (from SYD) & they could call it direct, just not nonstop. That would be better than domestic connections to BNE as it would be international terminal to international terminal BUT would it make more profit than non stop...

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by Gemuser
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week
Replies: 158
Views: 19462

Re: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week

We are all entitled to our opinions, but do you really think BNE-ORD-BNE, with domestic connections at BNE would make more money than SYD-ORD-BNE-SYD? I don't but as I said we shall see what we see. Yes absolutely, since the simple fact that you keep ignoring is that the 789 won't make SYD-ORD with...

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by Gemuser
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery
Replies: 47
Views: 2606

Re: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery

not to mention dirty in a matter of days - white is a poor choice here. The Germans seem to manage pretty well regardless: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/63/DB_401_Frankfurt.jpg Those ICE trains are grey, not white and look dirty when freshly painted. Which is a good idea actually...

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by Gemuser
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week
Replies: 158
Views: 19462

Re: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week

We shall see what we shall see come 2022 or so. I don't think anybody is disputing that QF will eventually place 789s at SYD (it's inevitable), just the idea that SYD will feature in flying patterns for the first 8 frames (ie doing BNE-SYD-ORD-BNE or similar). QF's comments this week basically conf...

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by Gemuser
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 55358

Re: Australian AvSwsiiation Thread - October 2017

If CASA allowed extended ETOPS and AJ bought the 350-1000, then yes, CPT is reachable. They don't need A350-1000 to do CPT, A359 and B789 is more than enough for the job. Heck even A332 if they wanted to (albert from PER only). The issue is sorely on ETOPS. Michael CASA has allowed, at least in the...

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by Gemuser
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week
Replies: 158
Views: 19462

Re: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week

Its not a big assumption, look at the facts The first 4 will be based in MEL Those four aircraft will allow Qantas to launch its Perth-London flights, pioneering nonstop commercial airline services between Australia and Europe for the first time. “The four aircraft are actually patterned together s...

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by Gemuser
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week
Replies: 158
Views: 19462

Re: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week

The first 8 frames will be based in either BNE or MEL, 4 in each city so there will be no regular 789 operations to SYD. This is exactly how I should be leave the 789's to cities like MEL & BNE and leave the bigger aircraft to SYD, the only exception would be the daily QF93/94 MEL-LAX Yes the f...

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by Gemuser
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week
Replies: 158
Views: 19462

Re: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week

My bets are: They formally announce SYD-DFW going to 2x daily on 789s Or They formally announce BNE-DFW 1x daily on 789s Or They announce the dates for BNE-LAX-JFK on 789s And finally, this is a interesting one A temporary SYD-BNE-ORD 789 flight (until they can do SYD-ORD on a 77X). IMHO: 1) I doub...

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by Gemuser
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 190348

Re: AF66: what exactly happened?

Air France flight 66 was a regularly scheduled flight from CDG-LAX. Due to an uncontained engine failure in the number 4 engine, the plane diverted to Goose Bay. I'm sure that this is all over A.net, but what exactly happened to cause the engine to disintegrate? The A388 has had engine problems bef...

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