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by EK413
Sun May 09, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 124
Views: 20111

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

My wife just told me tonight she read on a news site on her phone, that international boarder will not open until 2022, she cant say what site she read that on, so how will that affect Qantas who was hoping that international travel may commence in October. Will their A380s have to go back into sto...

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by EK413
Sun May 09, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 124
Views: 20111

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

And no-one at all is surprised by any of these announcements whatsoever..... It was never going to change, I just wish QF would bring back some heavy maintenance back to Sydney and Melbourne. Every time I read posts about Qantas and its structure I get confused, there is Qantas, mainline eg Interna...

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by EK413
Tue May 04, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 124
Views: 20111

Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

QF finally realized that LCCs were going to be their greatest threat, Impulse were there for the taking, so rather than compete on price with QF, better to buy them out and start their own LCC, Jetstar, thus warding off and new potential LCC start ups Jetstars small fleet was mainly on the holiday ...

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by EK413
Mon May 03, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 124
Views: 20111

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

Do we have anecdotal figures of ZL's load factors on its jet services as yet? Quite a few TR's - both on here and YouTube seem to indicate flights are fairly full. I also saw an ADL-MEL redeye board the other week and it looked like a comparable load to QF/VA As we all know full flights do not equa...

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by EK413
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 43633

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

[ & yet we are in such a rush to travel internationally... Australia has so much to offer... I'm in a rush as my family is in the US and other than on Teams video calls, I haven't seen them since early January 2020. I have a big birthday coming up this year and I'm thinking about what to do. I'...

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by EK413
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 43633

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Totally agree, a truly beautiful place. I stayed for 3 weeks and could have easily stayed 3 more. & yet we are in such a rush to travel internationally... Australia has so much to offer... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Well we all have different interests, personally various other countrie...

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by EK413
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 43633

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Last week I went to Tasmania, which was incredible. Can’t recommend it highly enough. . Totally agree, a truly beautiful place. I stayed for 3 weeks and could have easily stayed 3 more. & yet we are in such a rush to travel internationally... Australia has so much to offer... Sent from my iPhon...

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by EK413
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021
Replies: 304
Views: 61975

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021

VCVSpotter wrote:
Qantas A380 VH-OQC did an engine run up test at the blast pad at VCV prior to its flight out to LAX by the end of the month.


Scheduled to depart 12th of May


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by EK413
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 43633

Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Wasn't there going to be an A380 heading to DRS soon? OQC has the old interior, so maybe it's being prepped for a departure to DRS? Unfortunately those pilots who have been stood down indefinitely will likely need full training at this point. It would be a very expensive endeavour to recall them fo...

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by EK413
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 43633

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Good signs that QF’s A380’s will be brought back to life with OQC scheduled to depart VCV bound for LAX. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Is that for just scheduled maintenance? Also I was under the impression that a lot of the A380 flight crews had taken redundancy, and if so, who flies the plan...

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by EK413
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 43633

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Good signs that QF’s A380’s will be brought back to life with OQC scheduled to depart VCV bound for LAX.


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by EK413
Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 43633

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Cathay Pacific 77W B-KPX has been removed from storage at ASP today and positioned back to HKG https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/b-kpx Ex Virgin A332 VH-XFH has departed BNE and positioning for MCT, most likely heading for TEV https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vh-xfh Off topic, ...

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by EK413
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 43633

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Another Hotel Quarantine breach, this time it was someone travelling PER-MEL after completing quarantine in Perth. Pax was apparently told to isolate on arrival in MEL on Wednesday as the person in the neighboring hotel room in Perth had tested positive. The Melbourne arrival tested positive this m...

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by EK413
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 43633

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Perth plunged into three-day lockdown over Mercure Hotel cluster West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has announced Perth and Peel will go into a three-day lockdown, effective from midnight Friday. The news comes after a COVID-19 cluster was identified at the Mercure Hotel Perth on Wednesday with t...

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by EK413
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 43633

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Another Hotel Quarantine breach, this time it was someone travelling PER-MEL after completing quarantine in Perth. Pax was apparently told to isolate on arrival in MEL on Wednesday as the person in the neighboring hotel room in Perth had tested positive. The Melbourne arrival tested positive this m...

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by EK413
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 43633

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Another Hotel Quarantine breach, this time it was someone travelling PER-MEL after completing quarantine in Perth. Pax was apparently told to isolate on arrival in MEL on Wednesday as the person in the neighboring hotel room in Perth had tested positive. The Melbourne arrival tested positive this m...

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by EK413
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 43633

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Qantas has big plans for your flight's small seatback screens Expect new movies and TV series to enjoy on those relatively long east-west and trans-Tasman flights. Qantas plans to supercharge its inflight entertainment in the coming months with new content partners bolstering the line-up of movies a...

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by EK413
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 43633

Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Fuling wrote:
Very happy seeing all those aircraft flying across the Tasman! How did the terminal arrangement work out in the end?


SYD T1...

Personally, I see this as a missed opportunity to consolidate QF Regional/Domestic/Tasman flights under the 1 roof...


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by EK413
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 43633

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Jetstar will bring 788 back into service on domestic routes, up to 5 frames primarily on SYD/MEL to CNS/OOL https://twitter.com/exec_traveller/status/1382465408016416769?s=21 I flew out of SYD today and there was two JQ 788's parked on the remote international stands next to Emirates, United etc. V...

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by EK413
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 43633

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

https://fr24.com/QFA6036/2761c167


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Another QF charter currently en-route as QF6036 Apia,Samoa to Brisbane. This is the 1st leg with the 2nd leg continuing on to HBA.

Flight QF6036 from Apia to Brisbane
https://fr24.com/QFA6036/2761c167


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by EK413
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 43633

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

log0008 wrote:
One of JQs 788s which was stored at AVV moved to Sydney this morning

Yeah that would’ve been VHVKH positioned up to Sydney for maintenance.

Believe there is a QF B789 positioning to LAX this week for maintenance requirements too.


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by EK413
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 43633

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

https://fr24.com/VHVPF/275f3520


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VA B777-3ZGER VHVPF has departed SIN & is enroute to VCV...

Flight from Singapore
https://fr24.com/VHVPF/275f3520


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by EK413
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 43633

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Given the developments over the past week with the vaccinations for COVID-19, even though many thought QF's return to international flying would recommence in late October would not happen, will be put off until next year at the earliest https://australianaviation.com.au/2021/04/qantas-internationa...

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by EK413
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 43633

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Could some one please explain to me what over water equipment is in a 737 this is a new one for me, is all of Qantas's 737s equip to fly over water, we went to Fiji in a 737-700 of Fiji Airways so what do these aircraft have to be equip with to fly over water? It’s a requirement when operating over...

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by EK413
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 43633

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

I’m pretty sure all international pax get straight onto a bus from their plane. So the NZ flights will use the terminal as normal. Curious if this means Trans Tasman flights for the 1st time will operate in/out of Sydney’s T2/3 (should VA choose to op Trans Tasman flights. Sent from my iPhone using...

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by EK413
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 43633

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Re the bubble. I can see how AKL/SYD can seperate green zone/redzone flights... Does anyone know how it will work in MEL given its only got one pier and central passport/security/immigration etc? I’m pretty sure all international pax get straight onto a bus from their plane. So the NZ flights will ...

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by EK413
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 43633

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Cathay Pacific A350-1000 B-LXA operated CX2101 HKG-ASP today assuming to pick up crew? Wasn’t aware CX are still sending aircraft into long term storage. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Saw that, I was wondering if it's the opposite, positioning people to get some aircraft ready to fly out ? Goo...

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by EK413
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 43633

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Cathay Pacific A350-1000 B-LXA operated CX2101 HKG-ASP today assuming to pick up crew? Wasn’t aware CX are still sending aircraft into long term storage.


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by EK413
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 47662

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

Looks like no further Qantaslink 717 operations in WA. VH-NXG, VH-NXL and VH-NXM did their last flights into PER from PBO and ZNE on 26 March. The 717s were so much a part of WA going back to 2005 when they transitioned from Jetstar. & have all transitioned to the east coast; 27th March VHNXM f...

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by EK413
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 47662

Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

The first Qantas flights to Mount Gambier started operations today, operated by Q300 SBJ it flew a MEL-MGB-ADL-MGB-MEL these are one of QF’s new flights entered onto previously REX monopolies, will be interesting to see how these markets look in a few years time. Getting the pop corn ready and wait...

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by EK413
Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 47662

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

Virgin has rolled out two very different inflight meal experiences today, the new business class menu plus fully 'buy on board' for economy class. Both are getting very different reactions, seems that travellers like the look of the business class meals and welcome the return of spirits, but are st...

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by EK413
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 47662

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

Here is Virgin Australia's new 'buy on board' economy menu: go wild with cup noodles for $7.50 [more at https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/virgin-australia-economy-buy-on-board-menu] https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210325/a3d9731b492874158003267aa1de0bf2.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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by EK413
Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 47662

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

Certainly tow bars etc as well as baggage loaders, however you can bulk load the A320 if you want - Dont need to containerize. JQ definitely do, im not sure about Network, they might actually bulk load theirs? I cant think of many places that QF serves with 737s either Dom or Intl, that doesnt see ...

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by EK413
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 47662

Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

Will we see Amazon Air as one of the freight operators at WSA. Constructing a massive warehouse at Kemp's Creek (about 5km from Badgery's) intended to serve the Australian East Coast. https://youtu.be/q5dD_Xpoems Will FedEx, UPS, Polar and Atlas and the other freight airlines that come into Sydney,...

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by EK413
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 47662

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

Any idea if there are any Qantas or QantasLink birds still in the 1986-2007 livery? I know there were still a few 717s and 737s a few years back VH-OJA sitting at Wollongong Airport :stirthepot: :stirthepot: :stirthepot: :stirthepot: Michael & Boeing 747– 200 VH-EBQ in Longreach, Qantas Founder...

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by EK413
Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 47662

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

DavidByrne wrote:
NZ “currently” (ie pre-COVID) operates SYD-RAR as well. And, of course, SYD/BNE-NLK.

I believe QF are currently operating SYD/BNE-NLK services.


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by EK413
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 47662

Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

I tend to agree that some of the destination SE Asian routes may be more popular. Less so Bali/Indonesia. But Thailand, Taiwan and Japan also have pretty good Covid records. If travel to those 3 countries is opened up early on, JQ would have no problems filling up their 787's. Remember that Japan w...

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by EK413
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 47662

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

^I dont think you can compare REX with Impulse. Arguably it could be said that Impulse had such an effect (along with Virgin Blue) that caused a massive change on domestic aviation in Australia. e,g It was the vehicle that allowed the commencement of Jetstar, and cemented QF group domestic dominati...

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by EK413
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 47662

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

I don’t have any good words to describe this clown... For those counting on the aviation sector to recover this will only further delay it... Victoria's coronavirus state of emergency powers to be extended until December 16 Victoria's state of emergency will be extended for another nine months, afte...

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by EK413
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 47662

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

Australia's international travel ban extended to June 2021 Most Australians will remain banned from international travel until at least June 2021, following an extension of the 'biosecurity emergency period' that enables the Federal Government to place restrictions on overseas flights and cruise sh...

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by EK413
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021
Replies: 196
Views: 30305

Re: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021

Proposed International schedule for QF below, planned from 31 Oct 21 though subject to change One thing to note, what is proposed with the 789 fleet would take around 16 787's so some cutting is needed https://twitter.com/theaeronetwork/status/1365480390136188930?s=20 What assumptions are they maki...

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by EK413
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021
Replies: 196
Views: 30305

Re: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021

I noticed an SQ A380 flying ASP-SYD yesterday. Reported in the SIA thread as "to Sydney for a gear swing test, before eventually flying back to Singapore on Wednesday". A rotation with another A380 heading for ASP apparently. SIN is (only) ~twice the distance from ASP as SYD is, so I assu...

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by EK413
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021
Replies: 196
Views: 30305

Re: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021

I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but Qantas has started to slowly bring some of its A330-200s out of hibernation. Is that to mix the hours on the aircraft between the A330-300s and A330-200s or just to add some extra capacity as the A330-300 fleet is stretched between freight flying and som...

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by EK413
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021
Replies: 196
Views: 30305

Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021

I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but Qantas has started to slowly bring some of its A330-200s out of hibernation. Is that to mix the hours on the aircraft between the A330-300s and A330-200s or just to add some extra capacity as the A330-300 fleet is stretched between freight flying and som...

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by EK413
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021
Replies: 196
Views: 30305

Re: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021

qf789 wrote:
QF583 SYD-PER operated by EBK is currently diverting to ADL squawking 7700

Have read this was due to loss of cabin pressure.


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by EK413
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021
Replies: 196
Views: 30305

Re: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021

In relation to the debate about the proportion of Perth O&D traffic on QF 9 and 10, Qantas commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to report on the first year's operation (to 31 March 2019). The report provides a detailed breakdown of the origin of passengers on QF9 and destination of passengers...

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by EK413
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021
Replies: 196
Views: 30305

Re: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021

I get 2024, but restart?? Apart from the 3 "scientific" flights, it has never started It’s well worth noting AJ has openly commented surrounding post Covid the direct point to point flights justified. An example would be QF by-passing SIN on their SYD-SIN-LHR route opting to fly via DRW. ...

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by EK413
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021
Replies: 196
Views: 30305

Re: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021

O&D to PER has been sitting in the 60% bracket, not 50%. Load factors sitting at above 90% with eye-opening prices across all 3 classes and barely any reward availability pre-covid leads me to believe it’s here to stay. I understand where you’re coming from but quoted from AJs mouth the route h...

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by EK413
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021
Replies: 196
Views: 30305

Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021

Qantas remains committed to their West Coast mini hub plans post covid19 with a direct PER-JNB service still on the cards to operate along side SYD-JNB. Qantas keen for direct Perth-Johannesburg flights Jo'burg is not only back on the map, it could see Qantas flights from both Sydney and Perth. Qan...

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by EK413
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021
Replies: 196
Views: 30305

Re: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021

Qantas remains committed to their West Coast mini hub plans post covid19 with a direct PER-JNB service still on the cards to operate along side SYD-JNB. Qantas keen for direct Perth-Johannesburg flights Jo'burg is not only back on the map, it could see Qantas flights from both Sydney and Perth. Qant...

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