While the first 2 points may or may not happen neither are going to lead to the A380 being brought back early. QF have 3 789s built and undelivered and several A332s still stored which will come back first. An A380 to AKL while not impossible would only happen if they were brought back for long hau...Jump to post
I can't imagine the global air cargo industry having to operate without the 747Fs one day. But they can. Head out to some of even the biggest cargo hubs, and count the number of 747s being front-loaded... you might get bored before you make it to "3." Shippers have long-since shifted to p...Jump to post
Mass shootings in the US, that are not islamist inspired (i.e. the majority), seem to be socially acceptable. If the attack is somehow connected to islamists, the whole nation goes crazy, every agency sends its incompetent bureaucrats (or special agents, because that sounds better) to the scene, an...Jump to post
On a number of international fora of which I am part, a generalised US Mass shooting thread is common and depressingly lengthy. But outside the US there is a palpable frustration that the US appears unwillingly or unable to take any practical steps to reduce the killings so, whilst we care for the i...Jump to post
I'll be interested to see if any more 737s get freed up by Alliance doing some of the flying, or whether they're purely going to be additional routes. You'd think current routes such as MEL-CBR and MEL-LST would be ideal candidates for Alliance's E90s but, as I understand it, the current ACCC appro...Jump to post
HKG-SYD on a Cathay 77W in J. Slightly disappointing service (BOS-HKG immediately prior was far better) but gee I miss it. We were hoping to spend last Christmas in Berlin, and desperately want to see our BOS family again.Jump to post
Nice to see VA taking back some 737s that were stored overseas. Flying into BNE this morning I could see just two VA aircraft resting on the old runway with engines taped up. A 737 and an ATR 72. I assume with the way things are moving, the former will be back in the air soon. Was too far away to g...Jump to post
Again, the last one went in 1997 as the only remaining justification for it had gone, that is why it was not replaced before retirement. We don't even have a dedicated VIP airfleet (save one tanker badly painted on the orders of the overgrown child in Downing Street), compare to the mini AF/airline...Jump to post
Coffee - unless I have an upset stomach. Then tea with toast I live in Seattle - it's the law out here :smile: Is it the law to burn the beans too, or is that just Charbucks? I believe Italian style coffee is known in particular for strongly roasted beans. I'm fine with a dark roast (although it's ...Jump to post
Although first used in 1911, SYD has always had residential development nearby. I’m not sure how long the curfew has been in place, but it was reinforced after a 5am BA 742 go-around from 34L. Other noise measures including resumption of much of the suburb of Sydenham and government funded noise ins...Jump to post
Both. Start my day with espresso coffee. When at work in th riff he ill then have black tea and an afternoon espresso, a couple of coffees, tea, afternoon espresso, late afternoon tea if working at hone. The tea is usually Irish breakfast. Weekend mornings usually start with 3 espresso over breakfas...Jump to post
30mbps download, unlimited data. AUD$90 per month, including a cable TV PVR and a limited range of cable channels.
It’s not unknown for us to be streaming in 4k to our TV, plus another gaming online,
Plus another watching a movie on their laptop, plus 2 or three of us on phones. Rarely an issue.
Pretty simple—a minimum wage guarantees low productive people don’t get jobs; jobs that train work ethic, skills and socialization. Norway doesn’t have a minimum wage. Nobody here would work for the US minimum wage. Exporting all those fossil fuels does wonders for an economy. As does using income ...Jump to post
Ever Given has finally been freed! Sorry for paywalled reporting https://www.smh.com.au/world/middle-east/ever-given-unstuck-and-moving-reports-20210329-p57ezh.html Sorry to be the party pooper, but no it hasn't. Just the stern of the ship has been freed. The bow still is stuck in the mud. Accordin...Jump to post
Ever Given has finally been freed!
Sorry for paywalled reporting https://www.smh.com.au/world/middle-eas ... 57ezh.html
In Australia, we have independent electoral commissions at state and federal level, overseeing elections for their separate jurisdictions. Redistributions are considered after each election based on population changes, and all parties are able to provide input into that process. With mandatory atte...Jump to post
In Australia, we have independent electoral commissions at state and federal level, overseeing elections for their separate jurisdictions. Redistributions are considered after each election based on population changes, and all parties are able to provide input into that process. With mandatory atten...Jump to post
On the SYD congestion issue, I can’t see that it is a major thing in terms of the NB choice. SYD-MEL (pre-Covid) was already a 30 min schedule, alternating A330 and 738 in the peaks. Being able to make a 15 min service across the two airports isn’t going to make things significantly more attractive....Jump to post
In Australia, narrow bodies are exclusively streaming to device. Wide bodies are IFE plus streaming to device, as they switch between short haul and long haul.
On short sectors I’m fine with streaming to device, although I do enjoy B6 when in the US, with IFE plus free internet
[ I could see the JQ 788s replacing the 332s at QF, at least for domestic and tasman runs. There is little resale value in the -8 models. I guess it depends on how many long haul JQ routes come back (that need the range of the 787). There's long been toing and froing on whether the JQ 788s move to ...Jump to post
Notwithstanding mass shootings and suicide, U.S. death rates due to gun violence would be REMARKABLY lower if inner-city gang shootings were not included. By that logic, you shoukd also remove drug related shootings from the European statistics. I am pretty sure that will make the US figures compar...Jump to post
Rex to launch Sydney-Canberra flights from April 19 https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/rex-canberra-sydney-flights 7 return daily flights on a Saab 340? Are Rex aiming to win a contest on which airline can haemorrhage cash the quickest? Heading back to their roots/routes? At the turn of the ce...Jump to post
https://news.google.com/articles/CBMiLmh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmJiYy5jb20vbmV3cy93b3JsZC1ldXJvcGUtNTY0ODY3MzLSATJodHRwczovL3d3dy5iYmMuY29tL25ld3MvYW1wL3dvcmxkLWV1cm9wZS01NjQ4NjczMg?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen No surprises here that Germany is extending their lockdown. While I'm not criticizing the f...Jump to post
Because the exhaust air from the engines will ruin the flow over the stabilizer in normal design. The engines will be mounted on top of the wings directly in front of the stab if it is not a T-Tail design. http://militaryarms.ru/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/il18-4.jpg I never said it is not possible ...Jump to post
I think NZ should worry more about keeping friendly with Australia than worry about China. Without Australia, they are completely isolated. NZ and Australia are like half siblings. It's very difficult to see how the relationship could be destroyed. Many Australians envy NZ for its greater sense of ...Jump to post
So you think the Aussie’s should just bow to Chinese coercion then? No, but following a conservative US administration into an ill-thought out war does seem par for the course for Australian conservative governments. Many Australians envy the often more measured administrations in NZ. No the Aussie...Jump to post
And this is AU, least they stand up to the bully. China: US$90.6 billion (43% of total Australian exports) Japan: $19 billion (9%) United States: $13.1 billion (6.2%) South Korea: $13 billion (6.2%) United Kingdom: $10.3 billion (4.9%) India: $7.1 billion (3.4%) New Zealand: $7 billion (3.3%) Singa...Jump to post
The vaccine rollout is Australia, which was due to ramp-up today, is now being hindered by major flooding in parts of the largest state, NSW. And, as well as suffering as a proxy in US-China trade wars, Australia is also suffering as a proxy in the EU-AZ battle. Thankfully localyl produced doses wil...Jump to post
For you UK people, a pint of beer is more than a 330 ml beer but less than a 500 ml beer (referred to as small or big here). Pint of beer in the US may be less than 500ml but in the UK its 568ml...it's also often not served cold... Fred How in the heck is a pint less than 568ml?That is extremely wr...Jump to post
My sister-in-law was born in NJ to parents who emigrated from Hong Kong, and is now a partner in a law firm in MA. I find it interesting that, even at a professional level, there is a sufficient perceived need for race-based professional associations (of which she is a member), as well as race-based...Jump to post
The A332 a comparative flop? Can’t say I’ve heard that before. Sure the A333 improved in later years and was able to do some routes over 10-11 hrs that the A332 did previously which took some potential A332 orders but hardly a flop, it served its purpose for a number of years from the late 1990s th...Jump to post
Oooh, thanks for reminding me about Subway. The smell of the herbed bread is one of the grossest things I encounter when out and about. Admittedly it is better than many other options (and I last chose it on a Sunday afternoon in Dublin, GA, admittedly a salad rather than sub), but worse than many, ...Jump to post
Contrary to what is said by another poster, I’m fairly certain the contract is actually with the Commonwealth Government, noting that Norfolk Island is no longer self-governing. Correct. This is dated 2019, but still current (apart from the temporary Covid related arrangement) - https://www.regiona...Jump to post
Agree with KFC (or PKF for Quebecois). I have it maybe once every 5 years and regret it every time. Theres a store at the end of my street and I've been there twice in 25 years. Burger King (Hungry Jack's in Australia). Every time I've had it there's been a greasy aftertaste that I finally worked ou...Jump to post
Although the USA is now the only country where the Imperial system is in widespread use, the former British Empire also used it up until the 1970s. I'd expect that bloc cemented its use and that change to the dominant system is now considered to hard for international aviation. Picking a nit here:t...Jump to post
The WaPo issued the clarification following the released of the audio. The witness who provided them the earlier quote was wrong. They did the right thing.
Mind you, the confirmed wording is little better in terms of what 45 was trying to achieve......
Trump asked people to get a vaccine on 2/28 and just re-recommended it. He isn't even getting screen time for any stuff on MSM, so why is anyone concerned? https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-touts-covid-19-vaccine-safety-amid-skepticism-from-republicans/ar-BB1eF4xd?OCID=ansmsnnews11 We a...Jump to post
I've read this whole thread and I'm still not clear on why Oklahoma has this massive problem with protests and innocent people accidentally running protests down to the extent that it needs to make specific laws to deal with it?
Have I missed reporting of this epidemic of MVA in Oklahoma?
[ I agree, the A321NEO is the perfect frame for the golden triangle and also transcon. I would imagine that the future A321XLR would also be interchangeable with the domestic fleet if needed. I would say QF as a whole is leaning towards the A320NEO family. There are already A320 family aircraft at ...Jump to post
No. The A332 was a comparitive flop, and the A338 is looking to be similar unless range is a key consideration. Exactly matching capacity isn't necessarily the largest driver in fleet decisions. The A332 a comparative flop? Can’t say I’ve heard that before. Sure the A333 improved in later years and...Jump to post
The very first Lauda flights to Australia operated with the 767-300 as VIE-HKT-SYD. However, only QF/TG could sell tickets for the Thailand-Australia sector. Then when Lauda expanded more weekly flights were added and the routing was VIE-BKK-MEL-SYD. Then I believe the BKK stop was changed to SIN. ...Jump to post
I love seeing these things sail (fly?), but I agree that it's become so elitist that it's discouraging many teams from many nations from competing. Not content with only happening once every 4 years, only 4 teams bothered to show up this year, which doesn't help with opening up the cup to a wider a...Jump to post
Best I've found so far is this for when they went daily in 2002 (previously 5x weekly), but it doesn't cover the KUL arr/dep times: The flight schedule from 27 May 2002: Flight day Dep. place/time Arvl. place/time Flight no. Mon,Tue,Thu,Sat,Sun from Vienna 10.45 to Sydney 15.15+1 OS3001 Wed, Fri, Su...Jump to post
johns624 wrote:The UK still does some stuff non-metric. Distances and speeds are still in miles. Ales are still in pints.