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by QF744ER
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 373
Views: 100725

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread

Skyliner is reporting ex SQ A330-343 msn1156 9V-STR is joining the AC fleet as C-GKUH.

That might be the identity of the 5th A330 supposedly joining the fleet.

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by QF744ER
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 69605

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Alliance's F70 -QQW has started her return journey to Oz from the UK, she looks absolutely tremendous in her silver 100 year centennial livery, will be arguably one of the most appealing liveries gracing our skies. Just after confirmation which base she is destined for.

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by QF744ER
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest scheduled B737-800 NG flight?
Replies: 26
Views: 3777

Re: Longest scheduled B737-800 NG flight?

As I posted yesterday in the Australian thread for the month, yesterday's Malindo OD172 SYD-DPS had a flight time of 7:10hrs, B738 9M-LNM.

There's no way that took off with a decent payload from SYD!

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by QF744ER
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 69605

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Malindo's OD172 flight from SYD-DPS just landed in Bali showing a total flight time of 7:10hrs! That's pretty impressive for a 738.

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by QF744ER
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas one way one-off 744 SYD-LAX 13OCT19
Replies: 45
Views: 11881

Re: Qantas one way one-off 744 SYD-LAX 13OCT19

The later ER's have recently undergone heavy checks in HKG.

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by QF744ER
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 112
Views: 22935

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

I've checked status on all the EK A380 greater than 4 years of age and here's the state of play DWC: EDG, EDN and EEK. However EEQ and EER have both been ferried to AUH of recent, this might just be coincidental and being consecutive deliveries, they're due for maintenance at the same time. It still...

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by QF744ER
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 112
Views: 22935

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

Does anyone else think this is potentially a ploy to send a strong message to part suppliers and vendors, to reduce the cost of parts acquisitions?

STC playing hard-ball, similar to what Richard Anderson was iconic for.

This whole EK scrapping A380's just doesn't add up.

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by QF744ER
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 112
Views: 22935

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

The supposedly being scrapped -EEH is currently airborne from DWC-DXB as EK2552.

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by QF744ER
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 71391

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Just something worth mentioning, IF some of the JQ B788's are transferred across to mainline there's a few equations here which could play out. I'm guessing it's safe to say they'll need to be reconfigured into a more QF friendly configuration, however they could be configured into a premium heavy ...

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by QF744ER
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 71391

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Just something worth mentioning, IF some of the JQ B788's are transferred across to mainline there's a few equations here which could play out. I'm guessing it's safe to say they'll need to be reconfigured into a more QF friendly configuration, however they could be configured into a premium heavy B...

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by QF744ER
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 62513

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Anyone know what's going on with B789 -ZND?

It's only operated QF127/128 SYD-HKG-SYD rotations for well over the past week, all other Dreamliners appear to be rotationing normal through the system, apart from -ZND.

Is she flying with a MEL which permits long range sectors possibly?

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by QF744ER
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 62513

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

^ Well there is the constantly mentioned option of moving the 11x 788s to QF mainline. With the few routes that can't be moved to the XLR (namely SYD/MEL-HNL) shifted to QF with it. This would mean more than daily on the SYD-HNL route as QF mainline if that scenario was to occur. A less premium hea...

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by QF744ER
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 62513

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Have just arrived home in Perth after a trip to NYC. We were booked on JFK-LAX-MEL (departing Wednesday 12th NY time) however the night before departing we received a notification via the app that QF94 had been re-timed to a 10am departure the following day, however later the evening we received fur...

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by QF744ER
Fri May 03, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?
Replies: 40
Views: 4485

Re: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?

bhxalex wrote:
MH still have several 738s in the old livery which was officially phased out in 2015, although they'd been receiving new aircraft in an updated livery since 2012.


With the exception of the retro B738 and B744 I don't believe MH have painted an entire aircraft in close to 10 years!

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by QF744ER
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 68160

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

What about the potential of JQ using some of their new A321NEO's to launch international routes ex PER to BKK/HKT/KUL/PEN and potentially SGN and HAN?

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by QF744ER
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 68160

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Have just been given some more information about the diverted QR908 DOH-SYD to PER yesterday. Due to the tech issue crew timed out. It was suppose to depart for SYD at 1300 today but that got pushed back to 1400 then 1530, aircraft still remains on the ground . Looks like it is finally on the move ...

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by QF744ER
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 68160

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

I asked this question on the fleet thread with no response but does anyone know why QF A332 -EBP is grounded in SYD? It's been there since the 9/4, I've heard whispers it's related to a major system. My QF sources are remaining tight lipped on this one.

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by QF744ER
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 294
Views: 65047

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Is -EBP undergoing scheduled or unscheduled maintenance in SYD as she has flown since the 9/4?

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by QF744ER
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 68160

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Hearing DFW becomes a B787 from November which in-turn frees up A380's for use elsewhere in the network, some are saying JNB.

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by QF744ER
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Engine Roll Back Issue on Approach
Replies: 20
Views: 6556

Re: Another 787 Engine Roll Back Issue on Approach

Have a read on FR24 of the aircrafts involved movements in the week preceding this incident, it looks to of gone tech on return from BKK and in the immediate days before it was ferried to/from Auckland, guessing to a maintenance facility.

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by QF744ER
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two SIA 787s grounded owing to Trent 1000 TEN HPT issue
Replies: 65
Views: 18002

Re: Two SIA 787s grounded owing to Trent 1000 TEN HPT issue

This is interesting as there's been numerous fan/turbine failures in RR Trent 772 powered A330's over the past few years that have primarily affected Asian based carriers. There was a Brussels Airways IFSD when the crew reported vibrations earlier this year involving a A333, without looking guessing...

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by QF744ER
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 68160

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

QF744ER wrote:
MH126/127 KUL-PER-KUL has been upgraded to a A332 with the Northern summer changes with effect from today (31/3/2019), 9M-MTY has the honours of operating the first service.


And upgraded to a A333 tonight, with -MTF on her way down!

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by QF744ER
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 68160

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

MH126/127 KUL-PER-KUL has been upgraded to a A332 with the Northern summer changes with effect from today (31/3/2019), 9M-MTY has the honours of operating the first service.

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by QF744ER
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 76686

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Cheers qf002, what network changes have been made to free up 789's for QF127/128 or was there slack in their schedules?

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by QF744ER
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 76686

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

I see -ZNG is operating QF128 tonight HKG-SYD anyone know the reason as it's normally a 744/380 route?

Could this also be a knock on effect of -ZND going u/s in BNE earlier in the week?

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by QF744ER
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720674

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Some interesting comments regarding perceived training inadequates.

Out of all the 737NG hull losses how many of them have been attributed to 'pilot error'?

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by QF744ER
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VH-OQA flying to Abu Dhabi, but why?
Replies: 22
Views: 4907

Re: VH-OQA flying to Abu Dhabi, but why?

Is Airbus actually doing the reconfigs program themselves or have they contracted it out to a third party which they'll oversee?

I find it difficult to believe these A380's will undergo reconfiguration back at the Airbus factory.

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by QF744ER
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 111
Views: 18354

Re: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ

A sad ending for another former SQC B744F.

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by QF744ER
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indonesia AirAsia X ending it's only route with A330
Replies: 8
Views: 2828

Re: Indonesia AirAsia X ending it's only route with A330

Both A333's are indeed being transferred to Thai Air Asia X (XJ).

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by QF744ER
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 96089

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

EBL is in the hangar in BNE.

Meanwhile.....EBG has found its way back onto QF107/108 rotations.

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by QF744ER
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 68408

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

The QF B744ER's are relatively late builds, did they not come with the centre fuel tank inherita modification where nitrogen generation system must be installed to inhert the fuel tanks installed in assembly? For those unaware it's an AD after the TWA800 crash. https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/me...

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by QF744ER
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 68408

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

The QF B744's are being flown right up until their next heavy maintenance check. I believe -OEH was the last B744 QF will put through a heavy check in HKG back in August and all subsequent frames will be retired once a check is due. I believe the next retirement is an ER either -OEI or OEJ, it's a s...

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by QF744ER
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 68408

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

QF extra flights for this week Thurs 27/9 PER-MEL QF1331 1235-1805 332 QF1333 2355-525 332 Fri 28/9 PER-MEL QF1331 935-1505 332 QF1333 2355-525+1 332 Sat 29/9 MEL-PER QF1332 2030-2240 332 Sun 30/9 MEL-PER QF1332 1025-1235 332 QF1201 1210-1420 738 QF1334 2030-2240 332 I'm wondering if QF is now regr...

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by QF744ER
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 96089

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

I believe -OJU had some lower time components fitted that were removed from -OJT. I'm still under the impression that -OEI is next for withdrawal, it's been used a fair, she's been used exclusively on SYD-PER-SYD rotations the past week or so. Hopefully once -EBQ is released from reconfig -EBG and L...

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by QF744ER
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 68408

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

-EBC is currently operating QF846 SYD-DRW, nice equipment upgrade there. Any updates on QF's PER-SIN services when/if it's being down-gauged back to a B738 and whether the overnight QF77/78 will return? QF71 is showing as a A332 in Feb 19. Last time I checked the A332 was on PER-SIN up to Feb 19 wi...

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by QF744ER
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 68408

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

-EBC is currently operating QF846 SYD-DRW, nice equipment upgrade there.

Any updates on QF's PER-SIN services when/if it's being down-gauged back to a B738 and whether the overnight QF77/78 will return? QF71 is showing as a A332 in Feb 19.

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by QF744ER
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 96089

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

-EBG is operating QF767 BNE-PER tonight presumably in her new domestic configuration.

That was a pretty quick conversion!

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by QF744ER
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 68408

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Update on QF10 The flight departed LHR about half an hour ago, is planned to arrive in PER around 740am tomorrow morning. Expected departure time is 910am with an arrival time of 1915 into LHR Tomorrow's QF10 is scheduled to depart LHR at 2045 with a 2020 arrival into PER on Wednesday. The aircraft...

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by QF744ER
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 69471

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

There was talk not too long back about VA looking to lease/acquire some additional A330's think it was A332's sourced from EY or A333's sourced from a Chinese carrier guessing the HNA group.

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by QF744ER
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 96089

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

EBG looks next into maintenance for assumed conversion back to domestic config (and I'd guess hump). It's been at BNE since 22 Aug Already confirmed a few days back regarding -EBG, next in-line is -EBQ but this is subject to change, especially since -EBM/N are now rumoured to be being converted. In...

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by QF744ER
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 96089

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Word is -OJT is having some interior components and furnishings 'harvested' upon withdrawal.

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by QF744ER
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 96089

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Interestingly today domestic A332’s -EBA, EBB, EBD and EBJ are all doing regional Asia services.

With regards to -EBM and N being reconfigured to A332L layout, there’s also a further net reduction of seats across the network, with the A332L’s have around 20 less seats.

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by QF744ER
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 96089

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

The info I get is very subject to change. I’d heard that if PER-JNB services were to commence that -EBM/N would of been converted to A332L, but that makes sense as the A332 fleet would then only have 2 sub fleets instead of the current 3 configurations. The ‘domestic’ A332’s have been busy on region...

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by QF744ER
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 96089

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Just an observation.. A332 -EBG looks to be 'hanging' at BNE the last couple of days. Maybe in for the conversion/refit to 28J suites/243Y ipad seats...and maybe wifi hump as well. Yep I believe she's finally in for 'domesticisation' after a long career flying ULH routes. Believe -EBQ is next into ...

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by QF744ER
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 96089

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

-EBV seems to be taking a long time to reconfigure.

-EBG/L have been doing a lot more domestic flying the past couple of weeks.

Also at what flight time does the flight have to be operated by a A332L or A333? I'm guessing KIX, PVG and NRT can't be operated by a domestic/regional A332.

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by QF744ER
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 69471

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

There was talk a while back about JQ installing slimline seats and increasing capacity on selected A320's, are these works still ongoing or have they been completed yet?

I've flown on 3 different A32x's recently and they've all had different seats.

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by QF744ER
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 96089

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Good work as always qf789 and moa999. The A330 fleet is currently getting really decent utilisation, all frames are currently very active with the exception of -EBV and -QPF which are both currently in BNE. Of note also is the repainting of the A330 fleet into the silveroo livery has come to a compl...

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by QF744ER
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 69471

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

QF842 MEL-DRW this morning is being operated by A332 -EBL.

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by QF744ER
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 96089

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Flew home on QF72 tonight on -EBB, there was no onboard signage anywhere on-board about the wifi. Again I asked this set of crew about this particular aircraft and wifi and they said it wasn't fitted. They were also domestic crew staffing this QF71/72 rotation. Last I heard either -EBG/L was due nex...

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by QF744ER
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH A330 Serious Incident at BNE
Replies: 57
Views: 17240

Re: MH A330 Serious Incident at BNE

I believe the aircraft involved hasn't flown since arriving back in KUL after ferrying up from BNE a week after the incident.

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