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by juliusg
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 66249

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

[quote="vhqpa"][quote="soyuz"][quote="vhqpa"]For some reason inbound flights to South East Queensland from the south are taking a non standard routings avoiding the area between Ballina/Byron Bay and Coffs Harbour. Taking them further west than usual. May be the restric...

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by juliusg
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 49560

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

Chose between SQ and VA if - hypothetically - both ran to Singapore? I'd choose VA with one consistent seat over the crazy array of SQ J seats. The new A380 is to be avoided in J, the footwell is for people shaped like a pretzel! VA service is usually great, food is also great!

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by juliusg
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 291691

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

Just did the most excellent Boeing factory tour in Seattle. The 777x weighs a fair bit more than the 350, so QF would be waiting to get the final weight of the x. It is not yet rolled out - until it does test flights NEXT YEAR, QF cannot know what it will weigh. Weight is EVERYTHING! They're being p...

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by juliusg
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Boeing further stretch the 787 above -10?
Replies: 27
Views: 5931

Re: Could Boeing further stretch the 787 above -10?

787-900 and 777-200 are close in size but the 787 takes off almost 50 tonnes lighter. That says a lot about economics!

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by juliusg
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 44323

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

NZ - V- QF on USA: Apologies if this has been done here recently before. Just flew NZ from LAX, they have 2 x 777-300, 1 x 777-200 (via Raratonga), 1 x San Fran, 1 x Vancouver and 1 x Houston here at Auckland this morning. That must come close to matching QF in capacity? Pretty good numbers I think!...

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by juliusg
Thu May 24, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 50076

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Just noticed how rock solid QF9 Perth>LHR is performing. Regularly just over 17 hours outbound, 16.20 the other way. Anyone know what the loads look like?

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by juliusg
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ6 AKL-LAX returns to AKL 6 April
Replies: 24
Views: 4718

Re: NZ6 AKL-LAX returns to AKL 6 April

My wife was onboard. They went mech, returned, and served dinner at the gate while they tried to sort out some hydraulic issue. Had standby crew ready to resume but could not get part in time. Deplaned, took long time get through immigration - airport struggled to handle this at 1am. Eventually hote...

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by juliusg
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 61477

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

bunumuring wrote:
Hey guys,

(1) RIP Ben Sandilands. A very knowledgeable and generous man. Condolences to his family and friends.


Oh this is sad news. I was wondering why there have been no posts on Plane Talking since October 20. Sudden?

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by juliusg
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 61477

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

UA840 (Syd>LAX) went tech and got cancelled yesterday Sunday 15 October with pax at the gate . Anyone know what happened to the aircraft?

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by juliusg
Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: QF Int Business Class
Replies: 1
Views: 9041

QF Int Business Class

I recently returned to Qantas after a lengthy break and found all aspects of my two flights were excellent! <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> 129 Sydney > Shanghai, A330-200, Oct 10. A morning departure, around 30 minutes late but we made up time in the air and arrived Shanghai around...

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by juliusg
Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 7 Hour Delay Into JFK
Replies: 1
Views: 4519

7 Hour Delay Into JFK

Done with the charms of Vegas, I caught the morning flight to New York. Flying against the day, four and half hours would put me into <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> at 3.30pm on Sunday 26th. Plenty of time to check into...

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