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by gpasternak
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53112

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

I've heard more B737's and Network A320's into the WA market due to the booming mining FIFO markets. Melbourne set to become a B717 base and Q300's replacing Q400's at MQL & MEL. Interesting that 717s are back into MEL. MEL-HBA and MEL-CBR were two of the first 2-class 717 routes when that type...

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by gpasternak
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55612

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

I noticed 9V-SKT was visible in FR24, on the ground in ASP. I don't have much knowledge of transponders etc, and also know there are occasionally random planes appearing on FR, but could this be a systems check or a potential flight back to SIN?

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by gpasternak
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55612

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

From my armchair CEO position, if VA flew to AKL, HND, LAX/SFO and code shared with Star Alliance members NZ/NH/UA/AC/CA/BR it might be a small but successful operation. Which is basically no different to their pre-COVID situation with the exception of their Pacific Island routes... Sort of. They w...

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by gpasternak
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55612

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

The other thing I’m curious about with VA 2.0 is what will happen to the slot they were awarded at HND? Is that something they can sub-lease or resell or does the airport take it back? Cheers, C1973 My understanding is that HND slot will be returned to the IASC who will then make decision about awa...

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by gpasternak
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68734

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

The other thing I’m curious about with VA 2.0 is what will happen to the slot they were awarded at HND? Is that something they can sub-lease or resell or does the airport take it back? I've been thinking of this as well. Would have been neat to see what VA and ANA could have accomplished, plus the ...

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by gpasternak
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68734

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Getting back to aviation With the deadline for final bids for VA due, unions are supporting Cyrus along with their members as the preferred buyer of VA. https://www.airlineratings.com/news/engineers-union-cyrus-right-stuff-virgin-rescue/ I might have missed it earlier, but other than a potentially ...

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by gpasternak
Fri May 15, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68872

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Not sure if previously mentioned but BNE is re opening the spotters area. Also in their facebook post they mention a plan to build another spotters area for the new runway 1L/19R (once COVID settles). Has anyone heard about the actual location for this?

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by gpasternak
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117189

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Looks like a West Jet 787 - you can almost make out the numbering on the left wing which is consistent with a WestJet 787. [*]Xiamen Airlines[/list] Which leaves us with: ⋅ China Southern ⋅ WestJet [/list] However the lighter blue on the China Southern livery should still be vis...

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by gpasternak
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117189

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Virgin could be allowed to crash for new airline The federal government is likely to facilitate the entry of a new carrier into the domestic market, rather than bail out Virgin Australia, should the struggling airline not survive the coronavirus crisis. https://www.afr.com/politics/federal/virgin-c...

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by gpasternak
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66303

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

I regularly check the VA specials from their "Happy hour" email. I noticed an itinerary for 29$ from ADL to AKL, with the rest of the fares being $298. There was another from ADL to CHC for 9$. Was thinking this has to be a typo, but do airlines usually honour these mistakes? If so, would ...

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by gpasternak
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64844

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

QF 18 turned back to LAX after 40 min into flight. Is it just coincidence that VH-OQH just returned back to the fleet?

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by gpasternak
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UK-Canada Flights
Replies: 14
Views: 2944

Re: UK-Canada Flights

nname wrote:
2-weeks round-trip from any London airport to North America within the next 6 months.... is it really that much more expensive?

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Unrelated to topic, what website/program did you use to map that? Looks very useful.

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by gpasternak
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who gets what share of a multi-leg ticket
Replies: 9
Views: 1597

Re: Who gets what share of a multi-leg ticket

In the scenario of a multi-leg ticket between a secondary European city on a smaller carrier to a US or Asian destination through a European hub with a dominant legacy airline who gets the most out of it. If such a route is showing a good loading would the smaller airline be tempted to just serve i...

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by gpasternak
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reveals 100th anniversary special livery on 787-9
Replies: 52
Views: 16930

Re: Qantas reveals 100th anniversary special livery on 787-9

a very underwhelming livery for a QF Dreamliner! I agree that it's underwhelming. From a livery perspective it's not bad. With that said, QF has had some unique and impressive designs in the past, not least including Wunala Dreaming which has perhaps inflated my expectations. The design for whateve...

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by gpasternak
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99113

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Apologies if already discussed. Seems like there will be some slight increases to carrier charges within the Velocity Points program. Got this email this morning: The new carrier charges will be effective for bookings made on or after 8 January 2020, on all Virgin Australia operated flights. There a...

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by gpasternak
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 81749

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

2 BNE-LAX-JFK 2 BNE-ORD/SFO 2 MEL-PER-LHR 2 MEL -SFO/LAX The Sydney based 6 are still confusing me The 6 SYD frames are likely to be 3 SYD-SFO-SYD-SCL-SYD 3 SYD-HND-SYD-JNB-SYD The SFO/HND arrivals can swap around and go to SCL/JNB or which ever they don’t usually. HKG at some point will have to sw...

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by gpasternak
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets naming rights to new Los Angeles NFL stadium plaza
Replies: 21
Views: 3520

Re: AA gets naming rights to new Los Angeles NFL stadium plaza

Not related to the sponsorship deal, but I just have to ask, how does two NFL teams share one stadium? It's like Arsenal & Chelsea sharing Emirates Stadium - kinda weird. Milan and Inter share the Giuseppe Meazza. So do Lazio and Roma. Flamengo and Fluminense in Brazil too. It's not uncommon. I...

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by gpasternak
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 767 utilization
Replies: 11
Views: 3566

Re: WestJet 767 utilization

With the release of the winter schedule, the migration of the 767 fleet at WestJet to Toronto is becoming more apparent. Previously announced: -787s will be introduced to the YYZ market to do YYZ - LGW -787s to take over a daily YYC - OGG rotation in the fall / winter. I really think WS is keeping ...

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by gpasternak
Sat May 25, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 65717

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Anyone know why QF880 flown by the retro jet (VH-VXQ) diverted to BNE, made a second attempt at OOL and diverted again back to BNE today? Thanks

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by gpasternak
Mon May 13, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 65717

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Anyone know why the majority of Virgin flights were delayed (some cancelled) out of BNE today? Doesn't seem weather related as QF seemed to run on time.

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by gpasternak
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO
Replies: 77
Views: 13130

Re: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO

Curious if the YVR-AKL flight will have any impact on NZ. Don't they do daily in N. Summer? Is AC part of the UA/NZ agreement? Aside from being in * Alliance I don't know how close the two are, thus my question. I am aware being in an alliance doesn't necessarily mean all carriers cooperate with ea...

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by gpasternak
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Vanuatu orders 4 A220
Replies: 43
Views: 9553

Re: Air Vanuatu orders 4 A220

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Air Vanuatu also using an additional 733 at times flown by Nauru Airlines? If that is true, maybe at least one of these A220's will replace the additional 733 seats.

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by gpasternak
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about late night/early morning departure and arrivals
Replies: 40
Views: 8521

Re: Reason for horrifyingly inconvenient timing

Using an aircraft when it would otherwise be sitting on the ground not earning any money is probably the biggest reason to run overnight. Then as people have mentioned slots can be available, can be cheaper, more efficient etc their are lots of reasons. With airlines trying to shake every penny out...

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by gpasternak
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is BA and VS doing on South African market?
Replies: 21
Views: 4868

Re: How is BA and VS doing on South African market?

Well they have both just increased frequencies to JNB so I presume it's going very well, especially after SAA dropping to one flight a day. Cargo wise JNB is a huge route that's high yielding so will also help I'd have to agree as well. From memory SAA previously operated 2x daily to LHR ~circa 201...

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by gpasternak
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightradar24 Not working
Replies: 18
Views: 2254

Re: Flightradar24 Not working

Mine seems to be working currently. Showing planes in Australia, North America and over the Atlantic. Might have been fixed by now.

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by gpasternak
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks
Replies: 51
Views: 4139

Re: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks

SA's shortest mainline route appears to be JNB-MPM at 434km. Unsure of SA express.
Longest non stop flight is JNB-JFK at 12,828, overall is JNB-ACC-IAD at 13,185km

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by gpasternak
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks
Replies: 51
Views: 4139

Re: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks

YVR-YCD: 52km (DH3) close second is yvr-yyj 63km YVR-YYJ is actually 3rd place, after the YYY-YBC sector of YUL-YYY-YBC-YUL or YUL-YBC-YYY-YUL triangle route in Quebec (58km). I believe YUY-YVO (Continue to YUL) at 80km is 4th. No idea which flight is shortest on AC "mainline", though. Ah...

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by gpasternak
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks
Replies: 51
Views: 4139

Re: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks

Air Canada
Shortest AFAIK
YVR-YCD: 52km (DH3) close second is yvr-yyj 63km

Longest
YVR-MEL: 13,183km (789)

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by gpasternak
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 74323

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

I wonder if service to Africa could be in the cards, perhaps EWR-JNB. This is what I was also thinking. Yes, would love to see either North American Star Alliance member have direct flights to JNB. Was also thinking of possible West Coast US to BNE. Completly out of the realm of possibility, ridicu...

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by gpasternak
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Opposite Direction Runway Operations
Replies: 35
Views: 5739

Re: Opposite Direction Runway Operations

I've landed in Brisbane a few times (11pm) when they are operating like that. Not sure how common it is

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by gpasternak
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 50595

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

Anyone know specific information regarding a loss of separation incident between a Qantas (MEL to BNE) and Virgin 737 (BNE to PPP) on October 11th near Brisbane. Apparently the ATSB have opened an investigation. I'm not familiar with the process so perhaps these investigations occur regularly.

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by gpasternak
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA263 diversion
Replies: 14
Views: 2681

Re: AA263 ?Diversion

Have a friend in YYC at the moment and they said there are still several fire trucks around the 787. Hopefully as a precautionary measure It just landed a short time ago. No surprise the trucks are still there. Please don't sensationalize it. The fire trucks are probably there to handle the medical...

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by gpasternak
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA263 diversion
Replies: 14
Views: 2681

Re: AA263 ?Diversion

Have a friend in YYC at the moment and they said there are still several fire trucks around the 787. Hopefully as a precautionary measure

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by gpasternak
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA263 diversion
Replies: 14
Views: 2681

Re: AA263 ?Diversion

Also, AA9647 will fly DFW-YYC to pick up the stranded passengers in Calgary: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9647/history/20181012/0100Z/KDFW/CYYC ...and apparently they will be flown back to Dallas as AA9240: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9240/history/20181012/0600Z/CYYC/KDFW I don...

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by gpasternak
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA263 diversion
Replies: 14
Views: 2681

AA263 diversion

Couldn't find an appropriate thread to discuss this in. Was curious if anyone had information on todays AA 263 DFW-PEK (N814AA) that initially diverted to YEG and later YYC. Stayed on runway with various airport vehicles according to Flight Radar. Thanks

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by gpasternak
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 50595

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

ABC and other media outlets are reporting a United Airlines flight did a mayday call on the basis of low fuel: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-04/sydney-airport-emergency-after-united-airlines-mayday-call/10336766 The affected flight was reported to be UA839. Just saw that too. Unusual to be com...

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by gpasternak
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 50595

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

I assume SYD is slot restricted, if so, what impact does a new local airport have on the sale price of slots?. Any examples from around the world to compare? I realize that Western Sydney may not decrease demand at SYD and may be a target for LCC and limited QF/VA operations to begin with so might ...

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by gpasternak
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 50595

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

Although the Western Sydney Airport is years away from being opened, I wanted to discuss the following 1) I assume SYD is slot restricted, if so, what impact does a new local airport have on the sale price of slots?. Any examples from around the world to compare? I realize that Western Sydney may no...

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by gpasternak
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 71259

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Anyone know what TT 396 (VH-VNP) was up to today? Flight radar shows it making it past Rockhampton then returning all the way back to Sydney only to try the trip again a few hours later

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by gpasternak
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 71259

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

[quote="qf789"]VH-OJT has had its QF markings painted over and will make her last flight tomorrow to the desert Thanks for the photo. Although not specifically related to Australia, was curious about the following. It's occasionally discussed on A.Net whether the average citizen notice sub...

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by gpasternak
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 71259

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Hey All, Noticed an interesting (at least for me) scenario this morning and was wondering how common this is. 1) VA 600 MKY-BNE operated by VH-VBY was cancelled this morning, then flown to SYD this afternoon as VA9900 2) VA 770 CNS-BNE operated by VH-VUH diverted to MKY, then flew on to BNE. How com...

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by gpasternak
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 71259

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Lots of cuts to TG's Australia services from end of October onwards... don't have full details but apparently all ports are impacted. Looks like BNE being reduced to 4x weekly. TG473/474 operating SUN, MON, WED, FRI 788. Bit confused as to why though. Load Factors not the worst. 6x weekly may have ...

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by gpasternak
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 84
Views: 8589

Re: Best airline call signs

I've always liked SAA callsign "Springbok", especially given the 1995 flyover of the Rugby World Cup final

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by gpasternak
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US—Africa Nonstop Connection Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 3984

Re: US—Africa Nonstop Connection Thread

Excellent thread. With permission of the moderators/original poster I would like to include YYZ in this discussion given that Star Alliance has a decent footprint in Africa/YYZ and its proximity to the US border. There are direct flights to Egypt and Ethiopia but I have always thought that Air Canad...

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by gpasternak
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 62729

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Tiger Air Australia has suspended flights between Proserpine and Brisbane as well as Brisbane Perth sectors on March 1st 2018. Interestingly they are attributing this to lack of aircraft as they change from A320's to 737. Given that there was a downturn in tourism to Whitsundays following cyclone De...

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by gpasternak
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Planes on the ground for longer than gate allows
Replies: 9
Views: 4292

Re: Planes on the ground for longer than gate allows

Thanks all for the information. Nice to see info on specific airports as well.
I guess being privately run enterprises, you'd expect that all these sorts of efficiencies have been put into plan. Always curious however if there can be further improvements.

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by gpasternak
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Planes on the ground for longer than gate allows
Replies: 9
Views: 4292

Planes on the ground for longer than gate allows

Good morning all and as always apologies if this has been discussed previously, Browsing the top 5 photos today and there was an excellent photo of an emirates a380 waiting on a remote stand likely due for departure later in the day. I realise this happens at several airports around the world, not l...

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by gpasternak
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction
Replies: 55
Views: 9950

Re: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction

Had their midday flight booked from SEA-YYC on a q400 Dec 17th. They have since cancelled this flight and placed me on the night embraer flight....wonder if this had something to do with it.

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by gpasternak
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 58436

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

Hey all,
JQ 836 (VH-VQL) operating BNE to PPP diverted to MKY today. I find this interesting given their proximity. Haven't heard of any specific issue at PPP today. Arguably MKY is closer to a laeger hospital in event of medical diversion. Any idea?

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by gpasternak
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best looking livery
Replies: 46
Views: 4045

Re: Best looking livery

ajhYXE wrote:


Could not agree more with ajhYXE, although I'm from Canada so likely a bit biased. Wish AC would have kept the 747. Would have been cool to see a 747 in the ice blue colour.
I like the Air Vanuatu livery, especially on the 737.

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