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by Boof
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 51699

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

Thanks SCFlyer and moa999 for answering my question.

The dubious nature of the VAi traffic rights will continue by the looks of it!

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by Boof
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 51699

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

With all the talk of Virgin restarting under Bain ownership, can anyone share or link to how they will access international traffic rights? There have been a few articles in the past few days (AFR, Exec Traveller) where Paul Scurrah has mentioned going back to NZ and LAX, yet Bain is a foreign owned...

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by Boof
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53869

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Kind of confused on what you mean, are they temporarily storing the 777s until international demand recovers or are they completely getting rid of them? Per their financial report VA owns 4 of the 5 777s. The sole leased 777 (VH-VOZ) alongside the A330 fleet are likely assumed to be returning to le...

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by Boof
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 56144

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Not sure if this has already been answered somewhere, but why is Qantas storing planes like A380 which will be used again at VCV and not in Alice Springs? Wouldn't logistics of sending pilots and mechanics to Alice Springs be easier, or the storage in VCV is so much cheaper and planes will be there...

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by Boof
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117764

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

ZNE is operating QF9 MEL-PER-LHR https://www.flightradar24.com/QFA9/2459ad00 Heard from a friend that QF9 on 12/4 was cancelled at late notice for passengers and operated with freight only, supposedly due to a change in quarantine restrictions for crew. Anyone know any more details, and if it might...

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by Boof
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117764

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Possibly QF getting in while the prices are low???: https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/airbus-records-15-a350-cancellations-but-reveals-order-for-10/137820.article As great as it would be to have some good news for local aviation, this order has been announced as Delta taking over a commitm...

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by Boof
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117764

Re: SQ Birds to Alice Springs

SQ sending some 777's along with 2 x Scoot 320's to Alice Springs for storage. 1 x 77W, 3 x 772's arrived so far - I wonder if the 772's will ever see active service again after this is all over They havent sent any 77W's to ASP, their is a 773A being SYL which has just arrived there, along with 77...

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by Boof
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117764

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Well the 747s have to eventually be positioned out of SYD, so I guess that gives them at least 5 more flights. The longer this goes on, the less likely the 747s return as passenger flights. Many people would rather have been there and seen the flight arrive and it not be the last flight, then dismi...

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by Boof
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100247

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Two things I thought worth sharing... 1. Tomorrow for the first time since the 1989 pilots strike there will be no scheduled passenger services in or out of HBA. The terminal is closed per HBA’s Facebook page. From Monday there will be a single daily JQ service to and from MEL. 2. I heard on the gra...

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by Boof
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100247

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

You still have the following ways to get to North America: UA: SYD/MEL-SFO NZ: AKL-LAX TN: AKL-PPT-LAX (no PPT stopover permitted) UA have officially pulled the plug on SFO-SYD & MEL. United Airlines now cancels all flights with last flight departing Australia on 25 Mar 20, cancelled through to...

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by Boof
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100247

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

There was a question about VA’s 738 split scimitar program at the end of last months thread and was it still happening.

YIR is back in the air today as the second aircraft fitted. No idea about the rest of the program but there are a few photos on social media of YIR today.

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by Boof
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100247

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

http://airlinehubbuzz.com/qantas-to-use ... r-flights/

Clearly that snippet of info I posted about Canada a month or so back is now confirmed as wrong! Apologies everyone, it was a reliable source...
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So the question about Canada and QF is answered:

http://airlinehubbuzz.com/qantas-to-use ... r-flights/

Clearly that snippet of info I posted about Canada a month or so back is now confirmed as wrong! Apologies everyone, it was a reliable source...

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by Boof
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66498

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

The last seasonal SYD-YVR has touched down in SYD this morning So QF isn't serving YVR anymore??? Im pretty sure it’s loaded for July August thus year. It didn’t operate in those months last year from memory due to presumably a lack of aircraft available. Beyond the 744 retirement this year who kno...

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by Boof
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67833

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

I’m even more concerned about VA again. The fact VA wheeled out SRB to such little fanfare (a month before tickets are on sale) makes me think PS is following in the foot steps of JB. WTF was that. A route already $1-2M in the red. Don’t read too much into SRB’s involvement in the launch. It was op...

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by Boof
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67833

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

I'm just telling you, this one is different. We'll see how it turns out. It's enough if a few of the loudest customers know how to tell and push it in social media to tarnish an airline's reputation with it seriously. Two years after it re-enters service most people will have forgotten. At the time...

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by Boof
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99835

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Qantas 789 VH-ZNI departing PAE on delivery flight to LAX https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EG9O0R0UwAAK7un?format=jpg https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/1184251902256500736?s=20 When there is a photo of ZNJ side on like this I’ll make a judgement on if I like it or not... for now I think it’s hard to ...

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by Boof
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 31076

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

Qantas have been saying “hello everyone” for quite a few years now. Having the CEO as an openly gay community leader has helped their business become very progressive in the modern era.

Took me a little while to get used to not but now I quite like the greeting.

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by Boof
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99835

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Also look at the paint on the tail, will be going back into the paint shop before delivery http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17812wd.htm http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17841rf.htm Compared to what it looked like the day before http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17815hb.htm Do we know what happened to t...

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by Boof
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99835

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

https://www.jetstar.com/au/en/deals/mel ... aret-river
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Seems like JQ announced flights from MEL to BQB today. I recall a whisper about this a few months ago on this forum so good to see it has happened.

https://www.jetstar.com/au/en/deals/mel ... aret-river

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by Boof
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82625

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Question on windsocks - yes windsocks! We have reasonably progressed from the day of the windsock with more information about wind available than the windsock can provide but coming into SYD last night i saw the windsock between T2/3 and T1 and was wondering if it really was used by pilots anymore ...

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by Boof
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82625

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Will see. Announcement says subject to funding and FIRB. I'd assumed FIRB meant an application by a foreign shareholder to increase their stake (and they've probably agreed to at least partially sub-underwrite any raising) If it was from cash and debt funding, I'd have thought they would have just ...

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by Boof
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82625

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

https://www.afr.com/companies/transport ... t-20190903
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Good article today about VA and Scurrah’s challenges to rebuild. AFR is paywall but for some reason I was able to view it all so hopefully it’s unlocked for all:
https://www.afr.com/companies/transport ... t-20190903

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by Boof
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82625

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

When will QF announce more 787 routes such as MEL-DFW and BNE-DFW There should be 1 maybe 2 more routes to be announced next year for the last 2 I think unassigned 789s currently on order, SYD-SFO and SYD-SCL plus a temporary SYD-AKL have been announced. I doubt MEL-DFW can be done with a 789 while...

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by Boof
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 83895

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

How do JQ rotate the 788s at DPS? How many 788s could potentially be taken off these routes and would JQ want to (given the QF press release yesterday saying Bali is performing well). They are rotated on the MEL-DPS-BNE-DPS-MEL services. Like I said word on the street was that 3 x B788’s will be fr...

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by Boof
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 83895

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

No A321 Freighter for QF Cargo they will using JQ Belly space on there NEO'S What are you talking about? Joyce has specifically stated that they are converting some A321s into freighters. https://www.afr.com/companies/retail/qantas-australia-post-strike-1b-parcel-deal-20190809-p52fii ""Th...

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by Boof
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 First A321 NEO named for David Neeleman
Replies: 9
Views: 3088

Re: B6 First A321 NEO named for David Neeleman

Nice touch that DN helped design the tail too!

There are details on the JetBlue blog for those interested.

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by Boof
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 83895

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Some Hobart news from earlier in the week was Qantas has announced the 4 weekly HBA-SYD afternoon service operates by 717 will be daily over November to March. Link behind a paywall I’m sorry... https://www.themercury.com.au/lifestyle/travel/airline-adds-extra-sydneyhobart-flights-for-summer/news-st...

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by Boof
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 83895

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Some big news out of Qantas and AusPost yesterday. A321 freighters!! Australia Post and Qantas have struck a $1.4 billion deal that will see the airline introduce three new Airbus freighters to its network to help meet Australia's surging demand for online shopping. https://www.smh.com.au/business/c...

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by Boof
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65916

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Thanks, will be sure to check that one out. Personally I would rather see JQ grow HBA-ADL to a daily service (at least over the summer months) first before attempting LST-ADL flights - HBA has a much stronger catchment area to work from, not to mention a better mix of tourism, VFR and business traf...

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by Boof
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65916

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Yes, daily ADL-HBA would be better; one solid route rather than two marginal ones, and easier to drop a frequency over winter if needed. The LST-ADL to which you refer was operated by Southern in a BAE 146-200, and used to cycle the jet through the ADL base. LST hinted at a new route recently on Fa...

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by Boof
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65916

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

In other HBA news the push back project is happening this coming week. Tomorrow will be the first day of power in and pushback ops at HBA with two gates. By Thursday all 7 gates will be operational, an increase of 2 gates. Did not know this was starting so soon - I flew into HBA earlier today and w...

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by Boof
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65916

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

This is loaded in the JQ schedules. You must be looking at the wrong schedules because JQ's HBA-SYD has been four daily with a fifth on selected days (Wednesday and Saturday last year) for a number of years now during summer. Thanks for this info TasFlyer. I think we are on the same page but I wrot...

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by Boof
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65916

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

JQ appears to be increasing HBA-ADL by one flight per week (Mondays), and HBA-SYD by three flights per week (Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays) for NS20. There's also an upguage on one HBA-MEL to 321, making three of the six daily operated by this type. I had noticed schedule timing changes for NW19...

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by Boof
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65916

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Learn something new everyday. Always thought the only jet airport in Fiji was Nadi. How long has SUV-SYD existed and what market does it attract? Whilst I cannot confirm the start date for SYD-SUV, flights to AKL started over 25 years ago. In the mid 1990s my partner and I flew SUV-AKL in an FJ 737...

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by Boof
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65916

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Numerous diversions to MEB from MEL this evening due to weather. What is the capacity at MEB, and what is the largest aircraft has ever landed there? 747? Editing my original post as it looks like some flights nominated MEB but got in to MEL. EK408 just went to AVV. Gee we’ve had a lot of diversion...

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by Boof
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65916

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Numerous diversions to MEB from MEL this evening due to weather. What is the capacity at MEB, and what is the largest aircraft has ever landed there? 747? Editing my original post as it looks like some flights nominated MEB but got in to MEL. EK408 just went to AVV. Gee we’ve had a lot of diversion...

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by Boof
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65916

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

JQ733 managed to land into LST without diverting today, and also managed to take off as well, so it was certainly doable Yeah JQ733 did land but they fluked it. They got in through a hole, meanwhile the VA and QLink aircraft had missed and were holding. They tried again and missed. My point about J...

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by Boof
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65916

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

[twoid][/twoid] My point about JQ753 was more that the last inbounds from Melbourne (JQ, QLink, VA) had all been cancelled at the same time the BNE service was leaving, yet they flew 2.5 hours to a high likelihood of missed approach and diversion. Weather doesn't tend to remain static for 2.5hrs Agr...

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by Boof
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65916

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

JQ733 managed to land into LST without diverting today, and also managed to take off as well, so it was certainly doable Yeah JQ733 did land but they fluked it. They got in through a hole, meanwhile the VA and QLink aircraft had missed and were holding. They tried again and missed. My point about J...

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by Boof
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65916

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

From memory they are, after NZ's 767 retirement. Michael Correct, there has also been an Omni 767-200 flying into BNE the last week or so for TS19 and another Omni 763 into TSV this afternoon. Thank you both. https://www.flightradar24.com/JST753/212f4dbc JQ 753 BNE-LST did a go round at LST and is ...

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by Boof
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65916

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Quick question for the brains trust on here please... Is the PX 767 the only passenger 767 scheduled into any Australian airport? I spotted PX4 leaving BNE during the week and I couldn’t think of any other 767’s in pax service to Australia. Same day there was an Atlas pax 767 in town which is what p...

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by Boof
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67970

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

EVA Air flight attendants have gone on strike. All BR flights have been cancelled through 30 June so far. Has been good seeing the BR 77W in SYD lately. I didn't know that BR flew into SYD, I thought they only have services to BNE Is it the NZ leased one?? Not sure if they still have it on lease bu...

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by Boof
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67970

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Woah! "Qantas will add the long-range Airbus A321XLR to its fleet, first flights from 2024" https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-adds-airbus-a321xlr-to-its-fleet" These have Jetstar written all over them. The 787’s will be moved to other routes, or maybe even moved to QF, and the XLR will...

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by Boof
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67970

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Routes still need to make financial sense, even if a smaller aircraft reduces the risk of launching new services. SIN could well be a good option for additional/new services from places like BNE and ADL by JQ or even QF if it went down that path. HKG’s capacity issues won’t be solved until the 3rd ...

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by Boof
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67970

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I disagree... Possible QF A321XLR routes: *2x daily PER-SIN-PER replacing current daily A330 *Daily SYD-CGK-SYD replacing the 5x weekly A330 *DPS from SYD and MEL replacing A330/B73H *New ADL-SIN-ADL route None of the above need the additional range of the XLR? A standard NEO could fly these in a Q...

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by Boof
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67970

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

FL420FT wrote:
I've been told it is a charter, not who the charter is for.


There was a little bit of talk it might be the Exclusive Brethren again - going to Disney apparently. Just forum gossip of course but they did charter an A380 a couple of years ago so has some credibility.

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by Boof
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67970

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Miami Ricks (twitter pilot) has some awesome cockpit footage of 744 Atlas Freighter coming into the Sydney today https://twitter.com/miami_rick/status/1135828729517682688 Here is Grahame Hutchinson’s footage of the same landing. Interesting to watch the different perspectives of pilot versus spotte...

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by Boof
Thu May 30, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Printed Airline Timetables
Replies: 33
Views: 3537

Re: Printed Airline Timetables

I still have some Qantas and Ansett printed timetables from the late 90’s through to about the time Ansett went under. QF announced a while ago they were no longer doing the pdf timetable yet a google search will pull this link http://www.qantas.com.au/flightinfo/qf_pdfTimetable.pdf It gives a pdf t...

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by Boof
Tue May 28, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 66190

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Yesterday (Sunday 26th May)Qantas had two flights SYD LHR .. QF1 and QF5 .. QF5 (VH-OQE) which had an ETD of 2230 hours via SIN and ETD into LHR 1625LT .. After that, it is being ferried to Dresden (DRS) ... I'm guessing this is the first of the QF A380's for refit ? You're correct. You’re incorrec...

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by Boof
Thu May 16, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 66190

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

My guess is Scurrah has found some big problems with VA's financial position that perhaps JB may have been hiding. Scurrah will clear the books and get VA in better shape and exit straight after. Maybe you are on to something... https://www.theage.com.au/business/companies/virgin-australia-warns-of...

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