jrfspa320 wrote:ARFFs strike looks to be starting next week!
"Especially if they handle the PR of the strikes delicately and don’t disrupt Xmas holidays." Of course they will disrupt school holidays. Isn't that the whole point? Not really - the point is to disrupt QF, whilst keeping the public onside. Ruining everyone’s Christmas will just upset th...Jump to post
Does AA own or lease T8 and sublease to other carriers, or purely a tenant themselves? Which GHA operate in T8 and is AA the only lounge operator? Just trying to understand their position as dominant carrier, or landlord. I assume BA has their own front of staff staff that will simply move across to...Jump to post
Inflation has gone up 17% in the last 4 years, the company’s offer over the same time was only a 6% increase. So an 11% effective pay cut, for an increase of almost 30% to work hours. In a time when a half year profit of $1.45 billion is expected. Agreed. While 2-3% is still what most employers are...Jump to post
MH axes BNE effective 27MAR: https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/malaysia-airlines-cancels-brisbane-to-kuala-lumpur I suspect we will see a bit of this type of action in the next 12 months. Airlines have trimmed their fleets and plenty of markets are doing well. Anything lagging behind will lik...Jump to post
All this talk of capacity, however one area with glacial pace of change is our airports and particular capital city domestic terminals where stand capacity at peak times is maxed out. A321s etc will have slower turn times than the 738. It is an issue but unlikely to change in the next 20 years give...Jump to post
need about 10-12 more widebody jets within the next 12 months? Excluding the 3 already preferred 789s? Or will it have to wait until there’s a new CEO? New CEO or not.. you simply won't get frames in the next 12 months. Still those 787s, and multiple 380s to come back into service over 2023. Agree ...Jump to post
Sometimes I wonder if QF regret palming off the 744s now. Obviously they didn’t anticipate 3 787s still stuck in the desert come 2023 and the A380 wing crack checks. Having the 744s to take care of SYD-JNB, SYD-SCL and maybe SYD-HND would’ve given them alot more wriggle room. Maybe moreso scrapping...Jump to post
I wonder why QF don’t look at a wet/dry lease for JNB to free up a frame, no competition on the routine so long as hard product was similar most pax would be happy. Just looking at what NZ do with AKl-PER with Wamos, seems a good if not better product than Nz.Jump to post
vhebb wrote:What's the chances the PER-JNB will actually end up being extended beyond March using the split arrival/departures?
It doesn't look good but I probably think it doesn't do much damage to the brand. Sadly, most people are now pretty much expecting that the service they receive from airlines is going to be ordinary and are pleasantly surprised on the occasions when they receive good service which, admittedly they ...Jump to post
These things can’t be good for the QF brand. I’ve heard the CEO of NZ talk about focusing on brilliant basics, and operating like a Swiss watch. Although they have WAMOS, so not sure early W to Y downgrades are much better. But seems to be a fundamental basic QF miss, and VA nail. Keeping it simple...Jump to post
Probably explains why they are running a lot of A330’s between MEL/PER again - not only demand but closer product in J. I think they planned ahead to turn the 789 in PER several days a week didn’t they? Pity for MEL pax who get a 738 in J but I guess anything to free up 789 capacity without interru...Jump to post
Qantas has also sold its remaining 12% stake in Hello-world for 33mil. Apart from Loyalty, Jetstar group, and FJ outside - they are down to core airlines? Or red dot data or something?
https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... elloworld/
Well down to crew - but less than ideal PR/Coverage for QF at a time like this….
Can’t say I’m a huge fan of QR, AAB and some of their business practices and strategies.
However I will say huge credit AY they seem very nimble and agile and creative, always looking for unique opportunities such as this to respond to a crisis, diversify their revenue and add some resilience in.
Jetstar Asia and Changi airport have come to an agreement which will see them move to Terminal 4 by mid March after initially stating they had no intentions of moving. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/jetstar-asia-relocate-t4-terminal-4-changi-airport-march-25-2023-3044841?cid=FBcna That’s...Jump to post
So if the PER-CGK flights were canned because of an apparent disagreement with customs/border force, how is this any different with the similar times? Probably just means the Border Control issues were a bit of an excuse for a route that wasn't looking like being a success so was canned. Considerin...Jump to post
A few more for MEL: VN increases SGN to daily D7 begins x3 weekly KUL service VA resumes ZQN UL increases CMB to daily UA increases SFO to daily (Obzerva mentioned above) With more increases and new services added later in NOV and DEC. From the NZ thread also some Tasman increases; NZ AKL-MEL 21>23...Jump to post
Lots of changes over the next few days as we transition into NW22/23 timetable, some include BNE UA begins SFO, first arrival Sunday SYD AA resumed LAX-SYD on Saturday UA resumes IAH-SYD, first arrival Sunday BA sees 77W return from Tuesday MEL UA resumes LAX-MEL, first arrival Sunday QF MEL-LAX re...Jump to post
Something different Tasman Cargo airlines an affiliate of DHL has added a second 767F to the AU register, current one operates SYD-AKL, this second will operate MEL-SIN. Be great to see more added https://cargofacts-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/cargofacts.com/allposts/express/dhl-transfers-second-767-...Jump to post
Presumably they can just add ballast in the forward hold. An unusual approach to passenger revenue management - add more weight to the aircraft and burn more fuel, because the airline don't want to allow pax to pay more for premium seats There are no J seats currently installed. Nothing to do with ...Jump to post
Not sure if I'm surprised or not, given the ages of discussion stemming from that old LOI. -8200's would suggest frames for Vueling, right? or are they going to further sardine-can BA, IB, EI, etc? I could see a lot of use for the -10's out of LGW or even LHR for BA. Either way, the MAX is picking ...Jump to post
Alongside the potential new typeface, I would suggest that BA should modify its belly-coloring line, just like what KL and VN have done: 6912733,6912749 6221263,6215901 6181511 (Of course, slight changes on typefaces and color schemes were also used in the new liveries of KL and VN, but practically...Jump to post
And whilst it has diminished over the years TG, and BKK used to be a popular connection points for Aussies going to Europe, along of course with SQ, and MH. Then the ME3 came along, and also the Chinese3 picking up the bottom yield. But still a fairly decent amount of connectionsJump to post
More on JNB and CGK flights from PER CGK has been scrapped JNB will operate from 1 Nov 22 - 25 Mar 23 then be suspended indefinitely Those terminating in PER will be bussed to T1 to clear customs up to 15 Jan 23, from 16 Jan 23 the JNB flight will terminate at T1 instead of T3 PER-SIN which is due ...Jump to post
EBB and EBD may be slated for freighter conversion. I know EBE was definitely getting converted but the plan was for 3 A332P2Fs so maybe these are the other 2. Is there any plans to retire the 767F, or will that hang on after the 330s are delivered? Be interesting to see if one ends up in the AU-Po...Jump to post
Hi all, Long time lurker first time poster - While looking through FR24 I've noticed VH-EBB, EBD and QPG haven't flown in quite some time. Does anyone know the status of these frames and what's happening to them? Thank you all :) EBB and EBD may be slated for freighter conversion. I know EBE was de...Jump to post
Posted by an acquaintance on Instagram, seems VA staff are having a Hanger Party in BNE tonight. Aircraft is a 700, not sure on the rego. Any of the new batch of 700s come in yet? Didn’t see a shot of the whole aircraft but the only notable difference seems to be the winglet. Tail and fuselage look...Jump to post
Agreed, and add to that return to service, heavy maintenance and cabin refurbishments. Only once the 10th A380s has returned to service will we really know if retiring the two A380s was premature. Perhaps I am wrong & we won’t know for sure until all 10 A380’s RTS, but in saying that QF do not ...Jump to post
If one had to join the dots and make a prediction Max8 CNS-HND to secure slot IPO in 2023 with mention of 789s When revenue comes in from float, International expansion with 789s US, HND-BNE plus a few others As more Max 8,9 or 10s come into service, more Asian routes trialled with view to upgradin...Jump to post
VA has posted on their social that 'Wonderful is coming - 23.10.2022'. Is this the event we've been waiting for? Any guesses what's going to happen? Considering the recent Australian Aviation article of Jayne talking about International (Short Haul) expansion, my guess is that it'll be that in comb...Jump to post
Anymore detail on the Virgin Max? Being delivered in Jan which isn’t far away. When is the first Max- 10 due? Wiki has a config of 8/196. Has this been confirmed? Again a great way to add capacity into Golden triangle cheaply. Not to mention DPS if VA can get some more seats allocated. Still hoping...Jump to post
That’s a shame - wonder what the hold up is? Sounds like ABF, and Biosecurity are unhappy the facilities are handling an increase in volume, or maybe staffing? Hopefully it is resolved soon! QF international flights from T3 would be the SIN departing around 1145 and LHR at 1920. Arrivals from SIN 0...Jump to post
Has the QF PER JNB route been delayed? Meant to start in less than two weeks but flights have suddenly disappeared from the booking system? CGK on ice too https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-suspends-perth-johannesburg-jakarta-flights I admit that when I first saw the delay in these 2 ne...Jump to post
Look at the asian countries that are part of the visa waiver program as potential new destinations. Australia and New Zealand could be other options for expansion - both offer a HA an ability to tap mainland US connecting traffic without significant backtracking (unlike East Asia). CHC in particula...Jump to post
Any new on El Al firming up Melbourne too?
Also hearing rumours of some slight changes for NZ PER…
Last figure I saw was international capacity into AU will hit 60% pre covid come Dec. Lot would be Chinese capacity, so still along way to go. Good luck to all airports winning business back.
GUM should be fine so long as it is only a tech stop, not fifth freedom. HND slots can’t be used for fifth freedom traffic, as they are limited to only origin/destination in the country they were allocated to. A tech stop with no pick-up/set-down is still a flight from A to B. Are pax allowed to de...Jump to post
Talking about that duopoly and profits Qantas announced to the market today they are expecting a $1.2-1.3 billion AUD profit for the first half of this financial year. That’s remarkable because their full year profits for 2017-2019 were only $1.3-1.4 billion, now on track to make almost double that...Jump to post
Forgive me if I missed this - UA to go 10-weekly SYD-SFO over high season. 24 flights a week to SYD is impressive. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/united-sydney-san-francisco-flights Between BNE launch, return of MEL, pretty impressive growth for UA/VA. Well done. Does make me wonder how QF ...Jump to post
I've commissioned and been involved in cost effectiveness studies for airports on interventions involving design, passenger flow and accessibility. One thing that has always surprised me is that when we did studies that interviewed people after experiences and we got an idea why people misinterpret...Jump to post
Does QF still own a chunk of PX? I know when PX was formed back in the early 1970s, ownership was QF/TN/AN and governments of PNG and Australia, but when/how did that change? One would assume it is now fully owned by the PNG Government? According to wiki - In 1976, the government bought out the Qan...Jump to post
PX advertising for 330-200 engineers for POM. I don’t think they do any outsourced engineering work do they? Does POM receive any 330s that could be out sourced too? Although not what the PD states, https://www.linkedin.com/posts/air-niugini_a330-licensed-aircraft-maintenance-engineers-activity-6985...Jump to post
Just an observation, all of the recent security breaches in Australia have all happened at QF-exclusive terminals. I find that very strange, to be completely honest. Maybe QF terminals - but different third party providers at each. All managed by the airport companies not QF. I do feel sorry for QF...Jump to post
Melbourne Airport T1 (QF) has had to be evacuated due to an inadvertent security breach. All passengers and staff including those already boarded on undeparted planes have had to go back landside and be rescreened. Significant delays and cancellations are underway with the knock-on of delays to str...Jump to post
Qantas is adding additional services to HND with the news of Japan opening up fully for Tourists. Brisbane will see 3 weekly service which will now begin on 1Dec. MEL to HND will be starting on March 23 at this stage. https://simpleflying.com/qantas-adding-japan-from-brisbane-sydney-melbourne/ This...Jump to post
Qantas is adding additional services to HND with the news of Japan opening up fully for Tourists. Brisbane will see 3 weekly service which will now begin on 1Dec. MEL to HND will be starting on March 23 at this stage. https://simpleflying.com/qantas-adding-japan-from-brisbane-sydney-melbourne/ Are ...Jump to post