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by Gemuser
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 195
Views: 24608

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

At the risk of breaking up the party, the 737 vs a320 has been debated ad nauseam. Let's move it back to QF. I see it as a toss up, the 737 is the incumbent, but QF have a321XLRs on order. So don't really know what to expect. At last some sanity! First a clarification, QF does NOT have A321XLRs on ...

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by Gemuser
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 46365

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

tullamarine wrote:
I don't recall that. Is it possible that these were codeshares on AN aircraft? At the time NZ owned 50% of AN.

No, the NZ fifth freedom rights were older than that, they went back to the early 1970s, at least, quite possabily back to the 1960s

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 46365

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

DeltaB717 is pretty much correct. The traffic right is allocated to the country, and has a specific timeframe (0600-2200 or 2200-0600) but the actual slot is still allocated in the normal way. It is ancient history now, but IASC wanted to conclude the application process for the traffic rights by l...

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by Gemuser
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 46365

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

No, the IASC allocates traffic rights. Only the designated slot coordinator for HND can allocate arrival and departure slots for that airport. Traffic rights are useless without the slots, and the slots are useless without the traffic rights. In theory, and in normal circumstances, VA would need to...

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by Gemuser
Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 46365

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

On another note, a little bit of history relevant to QF ops Australia to the UK via Hong Kong (which ceased Dec 72 if memory serves me correctly). I could check date of cessation but I am feeling lazy tonight!! Last QF service to UK via Hong Kong was QF29/30 MEL-HKG-LHR vv. aboard a B747-400. Cease...

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by Gemuser
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 46365

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

jrfspa320 Reply #53 Seems crazy that an aircraft the size of an A320 is now QF Link (with 180 seat JQ interiors) , there are obviously no scope clauses with mainline ? While I'm not a legal person I do believe that a scope clause would be illegal under our trade practices [anti-trust] laws, They are...

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by Gemuser
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 345
Views: 60186

Re: QF - Project Sunrise

Alan Joyce loves to talk about "Project Sunrise". I will believe it when he places the firm order. How many of you really think it will happen? I not only think it will happen, I think it is vital for QF if it is to continue as a long haul airline, so it will be, must be, successful [left...

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by Gemuser
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 345
Views: 60186

Re: QF - Project Sunrise

Personally don't see them using 35Ks where a 789 will reach more efficiently but I could be wrong (particularly if a route can support F) Also a question as to how many they order. At 21hrs flight time you are looking at 2.5 frames per service (4 hrs changeover plus say 5hrs maintenance allocation ...

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by Gemuser
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 345
Views: 60186

Re: QF - Project Sunrise

With direct JFK services I can't see LAX-JFK continuing (plus QF will likely need the 789s) JFK direct would also reduce DFW demand, so I wouldn't be surprised to see it downgraded to a 789 as well (which will alleviate the weight issues on the westerly routes as well). So you'd have 35K to JFK, 78...

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by Gemuser
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021
Replies: 196
Views: 30134

Re: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021

CBRboy: Thank you for some real numbers. An interesting read.

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021
Replies: 196
Views: 30134

Re: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021

I am still somewhat skeptical about PER-LHR AFTER SYD/MEL - LHR non stops are established because we don't really know what effect that will have on PER - LHR traffic. The latest number I saw [on this site] had it about 50% PER O&D, 25% MEL, 10 -15 % SYD/BNE. If all of that 35% - 40% traffic is...

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by Gemuser
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021
Replies: 196
Views: 30134

Re: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021

In a world without COVID, I think we could’ve seen a fantastic Western QF hub linking PER with SIN, LHR, CDG, FRA, JNB and BOM/DEL by 2022. I may have slightly rose-coloured glasses on in regards to 2022 - but all those destinations I mentioned have been flagged by AJ as future candidates for PER, ...

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by Gemuser
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021
Replies: 196
Views: 30134

Re: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021

In a world without COVID, I think we could’ve seen a fantastic Western QF hub linking PER with SIN, LHR, CDG, FRA, JNB and BOM/DEL by 2022. Far be it for me to accuse of day dreaming during lockdown but where would QF have gotten the aircraft for that? From Boeing & Airbus :-) and delaying reti...

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by Gemuser
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021
Replies: 196
Views: 30134

Re: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021

In a world without COVID, I think we could’ve seen a fantastic Western QF hub linking PER with SIN, LHR, CDG, FRA, JNB and BOM/DEL by 2022. Ben I do think you are a tad over enthustic. I can see JNB, I can even see LHR contuining if the reported stats that say over half pax as bound for PER turn ou...

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by Gemuser
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 381
Views: 34128

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

From: 2175301 Reply 343 " As I see it its not quite apples to apples with the Cessna 408 (Sky Courier) and the BT-67. The BT-67 has about twice the passenger or load capability Cesnna 408: ?? Cu Ft (3 LD 3's), 6000 Lb; 19 passenger BT-76: 1225 Cu Ft, 14,000 Lb; I have heard 38 passengers - if a...

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by Gemuser
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 345
Views: 60186

Re: QF - Project Sunrise

I’m hoping BA do the same and get 6-8 upgraded frames to do MEL, SYD and PER direct too with them, We can all dream... Fred Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Maybe but personally I think some sort of shareing deal with QF, at least until such time as traffic grows to justify multiple daily frequen...

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by Gemuser
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 345
Views: 60186

QF - Project Sunrise

Alan Joyce just announced that QF expected to order A350 for Project Sunrise in 2021 Link: https://australianaviation.com.au/?p=89151?utm_source=AustralianAviation&utm_campaign=14_01_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_content=1&utm_emailID=5e93160e499a7ea186f7e429feea8dadc51225140680de803859a...

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by Gemuser
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vaccine Confident: Qantas to Resume International Flights in 3Q21
Replies: 44
Views: 7005

Re: Vaccine Confident: Qantas to Resume International Flights in 3Q21

With domestic (state) borders you are completely correct, but international border restrictions are indeed a Commonwealth issue. The states are responsible for organising quarantine,* but the actual decision to close (and therefore open) the international border sits with the Commonwealth governmen...

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by Gemuser
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did Northwest fly to Sydney, Australia?
Replies: 10
Views: 1622

Re: When did Northwest fly to Sydney, Australia?

This has been covered extensively, In addition, the Australian government limited the number Japanese O&D pax that NW could carry. It was posted, in those extensive threads, that it was the Japanese government NOT the Australian government. There are numerous referances in previous threads. Gem...

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by Gemuser
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 50570

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2020

Toenga in reply 300 wrote: Yes, but for the fact that many of the measures NZ requires to achieve the required level of safety are for the states, to provide, and beyond the capacity of the Federal Government, to mandate their provision See my reply above. The Commonwealth government has the capacit...

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by Gemuser
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 50570

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2020

Actually it does NOT require state government approval they have to do as they are told BECAUSE it is a "treaty with a foregin power". the power to make such treaties and what they contain is SOLELY up to the Commonwealth. Undoubtly there would be political fall out but the Commonwealth d...

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by Gemuser
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 50570

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2020

Now for Arden and Morrison to get into the same room as each other, make up and Open the Tasman in time for Christmas. It needs a lot more then Morrison, who has to date distinguished himself as a sideline line sitter. It needs Australian State Premiers as well to agree: A common definition of &quo...

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by Gemuser
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who were the "seven sisters of Western European Aviation" during the 70s?
Replies: 28
Views: 4389

Re: Who were the "seven sisters of Western European Aviation" during the 70s?

The pharse "the seven sisters" has been around since the 1960s, at least. A search of back issues of Flight International would probably turn it up because that where I would have read it.

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 50570

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2020

Are there any legal aspects to the Qantas vaccination requirement? Might passengers sue if QF allows an environment where it carries an infected passenger which infects others? Particularly on long flights where exposure risk is extreme? I am not a legal expert, but I remember in Victoria before ma...

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by Gemuser
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA to sanction COMAC and AVIC?
Replies: 48
Views: 678

Re: USA to sanction COMAC and AVIC?

The FAA should not allow the sale of the COMAC C919 plane to US-based airlines without assurances that (a) the COMAC C919 complies with applicable US safety regulations, (b) COMAC will be transparent with the FAA with regards to the approval process of the COMAC C919, (c) there are no known serious...

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by Gemuser
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 50570

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2020

I'm not really sure why any airline would need to be concerned with a passengers vaccination status. There a plenty of highly contagious diseases in the world (some even deadlier) before COVID-19 existed and it wasn't a requirement that passengers had to prove their immunity to these, so why should...

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by Gemuser
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Test Flying with Delivery Registrations
Replies: 6
Views: 1734

Re: Boeing Test Flying with Delivery Registrations

It is standard practice in some juristrictions, Australia included. Their are various requirements both from a certification & operational point of view which vary, in Australia the aircraft had to carry a stainless steel plate with the actual registration indeliably inscribed on it. I do not kn...

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by Gemuser
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of 717 post Delta
Replies: 192
Views: 34683

Re: Fate of 717 post Delta

If you want to save yourself reading an overly long reply of mine below, the thesis is that HA and Cobham must fork over about $25 million per year to keep the fleet certified (not going to happen). Anything less, they can do it, but they take on more liability (not a huge amount more) and are limi...

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by Gemuser
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rossiya Airlines acquiring 7 of BA’s 747-400’s
Replies: 37
Views: 9371

Re: Rossiya Airlines acquiring 7 of BA’s 747-400’s

Would these aircraft have had the fuel tank inerting mod completed? Unless BA was operating them under some sort of waiver, they should. It was due years ago. https://www.faa.gov/documentlibrary/media/advisory_circular/ac_25.981-2a.pdf It is also possible that the UK CAA did not make that requireme...

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by Gemuser
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SA2985 - CHC to JNB - ETOPS
Replies: 13
Views: 2757

Re: SA2985 - CHC to JHB - ETOPS

SA2985 from Christchurch to Johannesburg is taking a very Southern route. What would be the nearest diversion airport on this route - it looks to far away for Mauritius or Reunion? See route overview in attachment. I doubt they are flying anything near the great circle route. Even with EDTO 330, fr...

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by Gemuser
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 22947

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020

We’ll see. All it takes is a vaccine or effective treatment and we can all open up again and there is a ton of pent up travel demand. I actually hope you are right, but I doubt there really is that much pent up travel demand. Given the hit to income of about a third of the population has taken [in ...

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by Gemuser
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Cloudflare - Tapatalk gone crazy
Replies: 2
Views: 2406

Re: Cloudflare - Tapatalk gone crazy

Can I second this. I didn't know it had anything to do with Taptalk [I don't use it] but just now it come up in Chrome. can we have it gone, please.

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by Gemuser
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 55250

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Just a question for those in the know, how long can a AOC be kept while dormant? Effectively it cant! When they want to reactivate it they will have to go through, at least, part of the approval. An AOC is dependant' in part' in having "approved" personal in certain key roles, Chief Pilot...

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by Gemuser
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46586

Re: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020

From the Reuters article: "About 37% of the 135,000-strong Airbus workforce is due to retire this decade, led by veterans of its best-selling A320." As the year 2020 is the last year of this current decade, I think Reuters ment "in 10 years". :geek: The world of learning how to ...

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by Gemuser
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 70370

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

...and I thought the New Zealand Aviation thread was full of pessimists, but you lot are next level. Your comments a non-constructive and not contributing to the discussion. Reminds me of National Lampoon's Vacation with the kids yelling “are we there yet” x 100 times... The flu has a vaccine whils...

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by Gemuser
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise developments
Replies: 48
Views: 5413

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise developments

If it makes so much sense, why have we been discussing this for years without an order? If anything Covid should make the business case MORE compelling rather than less. Always safer not to transfer at some busy airport with thousands of people. Ultra Long Haul‘s problem is fuel more than anything....

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by Gemuser
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise developments
Replies: 48
Views: 5413

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise developments

Joyce's comments shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Sunrise is at the heart of his strategy for Qantas long-haul operations – and not just for ULH. Restore competitiveness on Australia-Europe and Americas by offering non-stop service no other carrier can match. Earn a premium on those routes that o...

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by Gemuser
Sat May 23, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 153223

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

This is, AFAIK, a very USA centric thing. Most countries would allow something like this: aircraft arrives JNB, everybody gets off, JNB passengers go to Customs & immigration [C&I], CPT passengers go to the transit/departure level [security as well]. When the aircraft is ready to board all ...

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by Gemuser
Fri May 22, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 153223

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

The domestic tag will stay "international"...ATL-CPT bound pax can remain onboard in JNB and clear customs at CPT, similarly JNB-ATL pax clear customs in JNB and then can remain onboard in CPT. SQ does SIN-JNB-CPT, gets handled as international flights in CPT, CPT bound pax remain onboard...

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by Gemuser
Fri May 15, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 70358

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Given that DL has announced retirement of 777's its very likely DL wont be returning to SYD anytime soon Why woudn't DL swap the B777 for an Airbus A350, or do you feel the SYD-LAX route itself might be dropped due to reduced demand? I think it would end up being a350, but wouldn’t expect them to b...

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by Gemuser
Fri May 15, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 153223

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Triple7Lr wrote:
MrBren wrote:
That's excellent news. 777s are too noisy and too thirsty.


To Noisy?? They sound beautiful :box:

IMHO the B777 [all models] are very noise in the passenger cabin and the roughest riders through the ITC of any wide body and worse even than the DC-8! :banghead:

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Wed May 06, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: old 70s/80s alliance question
Replies: 26
Views: 8455

Re: old 70s/80s alliance question

eta unknown wrote:
BOAC and later BA had "pooling" revenue sharing agreements with friendly competitors for want of a better term: QF and SA and IIRC AC come to mind.

AI & TE/NZ.

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 119457

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Or VARA, or VAI.... There are four AOC's on offer. I wish people wouldn't say this. YOU CANNOT BUY OR SELL AN AOC! What you can buy or sell is the data [ops & maintenance manuals etc] & physical assets that it represents. ANY change in these can trigger a review of the AOC. I haven't seen t...

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by Gemuser
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 119457

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

....but setting up from scratch and getting a new AOC is a very time consuming project so this approach would take a year at least. Or they can make an offer for to the administrators for the Tiger AOC. Or VARA, or VAI.... There are four AOC's on offer. I wish people wouldn't say this. YOU CANNOT B...

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by Gemuser
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X
Replies: 161
Views: 27384

Re: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X

BA has 265 seats in the 4 class B787-10, and only a significant reduction of business and premium economy will make it possible to put a total of about 300 seats in a 787-10. And I don't understand your claim of "huge step-up for passenger experience", because CX has still the "old f...

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by Gemuser
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Project Sunrise - Feasible destinations
Replies: 28
Views: 2650

Re: Project Sunrise - Feasible destinations

Thank you

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Project Sunrise - Feasible destinations
Replies: 28
Views: 2650

Re: Project Sunrise - Feasible destinations

The study was conducted by Dr P.L Lewis of the Stripforth Aviation College. There is no link to the report on the internet as it has not been published for general release as yet. The report was presented at the Aviation Show MEASA held on the 14 - 15th October 2019 in Dubai. You really must do you...

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by Gemuser
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 342
Views: 60307

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

IMO it would.be almost impossible for State governments to control fares between states. Has High Court challenge written all over it. You are probably right but for all its simple wording Sec 92 is the most ligatgated section of the constitution, there are some twists & turns in that story. th...

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by Gemuser
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 342
Views: 60307

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

IMO it would.be almost impossible for State governments to control fares between states. Has High Court challenge written all over it. You are probably right but for all its simple wording Sec 92 is the most ligatgated section of the constitution, there are some twists & turns in that story. th...

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by Gemuser
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 342
Views: 60307

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

If Qantas is left as the only domestic player, why not cap the price of tickets? Because the Australian Government does NOT have the power to fix prices! That power is reserved to the states and it is debatable if the state governments can use that power to directly control interstate airfares. Gem...

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