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by qantas747
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 6159

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2020

There will be a number of changes over the next 12 months as the additional 3 frames are added, but I am increasingly thinking that the final distribution 12 months from now will look not-dissimilar to the "option one" I posted in the December Australian Aviation thread. It really does se...

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by qantas747
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 6159

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2020

Therefore 5 days a week of 789 capacity could be used for a new service elsewhere. Perhaps to JNB or even YVR. There will be a number of changes over the next 12 months as the additional 3 frames are added, but I am increasingly thinking that the final distribution 12 months from now will look not-...

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by qantas747
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 63111

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

QF/JQ applied for additional 675 seats on DPS route from 28/4. Believe these new services will operate from BNE as additional 2x weekly flights, bringing JQ BNE-DPS to 9x weekly. Good to see them slowly expanding on route, BNE-DPS has exploded over past year. These new flights now bookable through ...

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by qantas747
Sun May 12, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 62651

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

We have the land and resources it just needs to happen Actually, we dont. That corridor passes through dry Australian farmland - where is the water for these massive cities going to come from???? If youre talking about spreading the population, do it within the Wolongong-Canberra-Orange-Newcastle a...

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by qantas747
Sun May 12, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 62651

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

People need to remember Syd-Mel is second busiest flight path in the world. It’s one of the most lucrative travel path in one of the most wealthiest countries. And people need to take in the effect that HSR will help to mitigate of our overcrowded cities. This is a project that can’t be simply judg...

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by qantas747
Tue May 07, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF SFO-SYD Transitions to 787-9 From December 4th 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 8496

Re: QF SFO-SYD Transitions to 787-9 From December 4th 2019

I wonder if there is a further announcement to come to balance SFO capacity. MEL already has 4pw. I wonder if BNE might get the other 3pw replacing the evening LAX flight....? Or perhaps ORD is on the radar?

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by qantas747
Tue May 07, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways "Prepped and ready to land soon from Doha to a new gateway."
Replies: 31
Views: 7439

Re: Qatar Airways "Prepped and ready to land soon from Doha to a new gateway."

There is a fairly strong rumour that they will announce Brisbane. I'm not sure I believe it as I haven't heard anything about the Australia-Qatar bilateral been amended (it is currently maxed out), but Brisbane would be a gateway (of sorts) to Queensland and therefore some of Australia's most popul...

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by qantas747
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 69740

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Will YVR operate this summer? Perhaps as a 789 service? Potential for it to be extended to a year round service? I believe it’s only scheduled in DEC19 JAN 20 rather than June July this year. The current 789s probably don’t have enough Y seats for YVR, I’d say it will get a 744 this year atleast. T...

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by qantas747
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 78281

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

No. It would become BNE-LAX-JFK-LAX-BNE-PER-LHR-PER-BNE That is simply impossible. The timings do not work. In such a scenario it would rotate with QF55/56 (moved to an evening departure from BNE) or any hypothetical BNE-SFO etc, exactly like the schedule out of MEL. QF15 would have to remain a mor...

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by qantas747
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 78281

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Qantas owns 4 pairs of slots 2 morning arrivals, 2 lunch time arrivals and departures with two evening departures. What times do you think we will see on SYD-LHR? Would it likely be evening departures and morning arrivals both ways to be premium heavy? Is it likely that QF will look to shuffle slots...

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by qantas747
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 76488

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Announced last November, see https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-shakes-up-sydney-hong-kong-with-overnight-flights, and yes it's very strange that QF117 SYD-HKG leg is overnight but QF118 HKG-SYD leg is also overnight, so the aircraft spends all day on the ground. I would have thought that making QF118...

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by qantas747
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 76488

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Today’s domestic legs of QF9/10 are being subbed by a 738, QF10 has been delayed to 1900 Such a poor passenger experience for those MEL pax, particularly J and W pax... I realise it must be unavoidable but surely better to sub an A330 at least or just cancel the MEL-PER leg and move them to other d...

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by qantas747
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 97168

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Will QF have another top off order for 789'S in 2019 perhaps 4-6 or will the choose to order the 787J for asian routes? For narrow body orders I could see a split order of 737-8 Max and 321Neo's for higher demand routes. I can see a further topup order in 2019 for more 789s but I think they are bei...

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by qantas747
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why UA chose LAX-MEL over SFO-MEL?
Replies: 32
Views: 5560

Re: Why UA chose LAX-MEL over SFO-MEL?

I heard a rumour that UA was considering ADL. ADL is very keen to have a service to North America, so perhaps a SFO/LAX-ADL will beat a potential SFO-MEL?

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by qantas747
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 48415

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

For a full service carrier like QR, OOL wouldn't be great. Plus runway is not long enough to support fully loaded 77W and or A359/788. Yep - very true re runway length. They could do a tag though, like DOH/DXB/AUH - SIN - OOL. I think QR should consider this, because 1) they can't fly to BNE under ...

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by qantas747
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas future longhaul routes
Replies: 53
Views: 8708

Re: Qantas future longhaul routes

BNE-WLG nonstop would be good too. Is there scope to link a BNE-WLG service with the new B787 base in BNE to provide connectivity QF doesnt currently provide on the 2 x daily SYD-WLG or daily MEL-WLG? Definitely not a 787. If it happens it will be a 73H or JQ 320. But then again it's not a long hau...

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by qantas747
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas future longhaul routes
Replies: 53
Views: 8708

Re: Qantas future longhaul routes

I wonder what the A380 network will look like with project sunrise aircraft coming online and the introduction of more longhaul 789 routes. SYD-DFW seems to be a prime candidate for change (ie switch to a daily 789 SYD-DFW and a MEL-DFW daily) based on comments from AJ that its cheaper to operate 2 ...

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by qantas747
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 49599

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

QF9 PER-LHR is cancelled as well I suppose QF had to choose whether to cancel todays QF9/10 MEL-PER-LHR-PER-MEL or replace the MEL-PER-MEL legs with A330/737 and send VH-ZND back PER-LHR tonight which would effectively then cancel tonights QF95/96 MEL-LAX-MEL. October/November is traditionally fair...

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by qantas747
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas future longhaul routes
Replies: 53
Views: 8708

Re: Qantas future longhaul routes

Qantas can try SYD-BOM non stop or MEL-BOM . Although their 789s seem to have too many premium seats than what's required for Indian market as India-Australia isn't as large as India-USA . Still their a333s seem to have the perfect config for a route like SYD-BOM . Any chance of them doing so? Do t...

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by qantas747
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas future longhaul routes
Replies: 53
Views: 8708

Re: Qantas future longhaul routes

The Project Sunrise birds would be perfect for nonstop PER-LAX too. If there is enough high yield traffic, is there? Gemuser ADL is currently looking for their missing Nth American link. I could potentially see an ADL-LAX flight a couple times per week. Perhaps they start that in PER to provide the...

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by qantas747
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 69486

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

CX and QF announce a new codeshare covering Perth and Cairns Cathay flights, Cathay Pacific South East Asia and Subcontinent flights and Qantas domestic. https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/cathay-pacific-and-qantas-codeshare-to-bring-australia-and-asia-closer/ Whilst I understand no c...

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by qantas747
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 69486

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Interesting article on BlueSwan talking about the SQ changes to ADL and BNE. Highlighting a possible interest for SQ to use 737 max8s to increase frequency. http://blueswandaily.com/singapore-airlines-aircraft-changes-in-the-adelaide-and-brisbane-markets-the-good-and-the-bad/ I like the idea of doub...

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by qantas747
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 69486

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Speaking of TG what happened Thai Air Asia could they strike with reduced capacity? Could also be the case there is connecting traffic just not that high for Brissy? They were supposed to be getting some more A330s if I remeber right... I wonder of they would consider BKK-BNE. I think a LCC link co...

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by qantas747
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 29562

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

Has Perth-LAX been announced yet? It is only 300miles further than PER-LHR according to GCMAP. After London, Los Angeles must be the next most demanded long distance route from Perth. I often thought that maybe a 4pw PER-ADL-LAX could work, but agree there are other priorities that will come first....

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by qantas747
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 70448

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

EK have announced changes to MEL and BNE DXB-SIN-BNE will now leave at 2115 with a day flight SIN-BNE 1030ish - 1930 arrival in BNE The 2nd direct flight will now leave at around 0100 for a 2130. Cant remember the MEL flight change completely aside from that the SIN-MEL will now arrive MEL just aft...

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by qantas747
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 70448

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

EK have announced changes to MEL and BNE DXB-SIN-BNE will now leave at 2115 with a day flight SIN-BNE 1030ish - 1930 arrival in BNE The 2nd direct flight will now leave at around 0100 for a 2130. Cant remember the MEL flight change completely aside from that the SIN-MEL will now arrive MEL just afte...

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by qantas747
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 64785

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

https://bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/files/International_airline_activity_1805.pdf Data for (MEL)-PER-LHR in May: Pax: 13,397 Seats: 14,632 Load factor Total: 92% Load factor Outbound: 94% Load factor Inbound: 89% Pax originating from MEL: 26% Pax originating from PER: 74% Historic load factor...

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by qantas747
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 48098

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

The domestic passenger statistics for April 2018 have been released. Highlights include: Big increases on HTI and ROK routes as traffic returned to normal levels following Cyclone Debbie the year prior. A six percent increase in seats on MEL-SYD (the 85 percent load factor was maintained), which is...

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by qantas747
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 97168

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

A332 update. •-EBA through to -EBN will be modified to incorporate WiFi and cabins of -EBG and -EBL reconfigured to the standard domestic configuration.   •-EBO through to -EBV to undergo a cabin reconfiguration which includes the addition of 1 Tech Crew Rest facility and an extra lavatory in Busin...

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by qantas747
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 58889

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

QF would feed . . . nothing. It's not as a big a feeder hub as NZ would have, but it can hardly be said to be " nothing ." QF can feed the AKL - LAX flight, if the US DOT approves the AA-QF JV in the next few months (perhaps that approval is what QF is waiting for). Cheers, C. CBR-AKL wou...

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by qantas747
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 58889

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

I wouldn’t be surprised if QF added a sixth daily SYD-AKL possibly on an A330 to not fall to far behind capacity wise. As I said less fifth freedom capacity now than there has been for a while. Interesting to read QF are looking to codeshare on CI’s Tasman routes. How much slack does QF currently h...

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by qantas747
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 58889

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

A through flight number seems strange when you have qf9 and qf10 running through. The planned arrival time does make sense for a through flight for pax heading east. Perhaps the flight number would begin in BNE or SYD instead? Maybe even a cheeky ADL upgauge and provide an international flight from ...

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by qantas747
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 58889

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Looks like QF may be about to announce a new route, Perth-Johannesburg https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278015/qantas-files-one-way-johannesburg-perth-schedule-from-dec-2018/ Interesting. One could assume a 4pm ish departure from PER that gets into JNB by 9pm that night with a shor...

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by qantas747
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 58889

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Looks like QF may be about to announce a new route, Perth-Johannesburg https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278015/qantas-files-one-way-johannesburg-perth-schedule-from-dec-2018/ I'd have preferred a summer seasonal PER - CPT service, linking to BNE, SYD, MEL and the summer seasonal PE...

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by qantas747
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 58889

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Looks like QF may be about to announce a new route, Perth-Johannesburg https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278015/qantas-files-one-way-johannesburg-perth-schedule-from-dec-2018/ Interesting. One could assume a 4pm ish departure from PER that gets into JNB by 9pm that night with a shor...

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by qantas747
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 59303

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

So just having a little think about this PER-CDG rumour. Aside from QF doing the "smile" route (LAX/SFO-MEL-PER-LHRvv) for efficiency using 4 frames, I was having a think about how CDG could go daily with only 2 frames, and still be somewhat attractive. So, depending on what slots QF have ...

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by qantas747
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches daily AKL - DPS - DXB flight on 77W
Replies: 75
Views: 10226

Re: EK launches daily AKL - DPS - DXB flight on 77W

This is a great left field choice. I sippose key is what % of sales do they expect terminating in DPS. How many flights currently DXB DPS? Is this much of an increase. Frieght scenario is the same what is terminating/originating DPS? Definitely could really work for them I feel. Great stopover opti...

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by qantas747
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 61089

Q

[ I can see QF having daily flights out of Perth to LHR, CDG, FRA, JNB and BOM as you suggest. They would need to have seamless east coast connections to be entirely successful. I think we are getting carried away here as what that PER mini-hub is about to achieve. It will be the bridge to Europe d...

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by qantas747
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 61089

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Today tonight Perth addition did story on new upgrades rolling out at the airport. Interesting airport boss talk up japan but also said delegation in India this month trying to secure flights. I remember BA as a kid did Perth-Bombay-London. hmmm i wonder if this could spark the PER-SIN-BOM/BLR rumo...

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by qantas747
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 61089

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Emirates Engineering to repaint eight Qantas A380s in Dubai new 'armless roo' livery starting March 2018. https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/emirates-engineering-announces-aircraft-maintenance-deal-with-qantas Why is it only 8 aircraft? Could this be a pre cursor to a downsize with the 380s? SYD...

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by qantas747
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 77741

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Selective to some destinations without mentioning other destinations that are having a reduced transit time is never a good idea. It is better than simply doing no analysis, nor mentioning any destinations at all. I accept that some more minor destinations have better connections, like CMB and HYD....

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by qantas747
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 77741

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

NZ to add extra add extra frequencies on CHC-SYD during NS18, initially 6 weekly will go up to 12 weekly at certain periods https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/276884/air-new-zealand-increases-christchurch-sydney-service-in-ns18/ Perhaps another indicator to the demise of the VA/NZ tr...

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by qantas747
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 77741

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

It is actually a big benefit. Several days a week passengers had to fly to SYD anyway, go through customs, change terminals and then sit on an ATR. Daily service with no terminal change and customs in Canberra is much more compelling than the altnernative. Most days of the week (4 of 7), passengers...

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by qantas747
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines re-routes Canberra and Wellington flight
Replies: 7
Views: 2354

Re: Singapore Airlines re-routes Canberra and Wellington flight

Surely NZ will jump on CBR-AKL 3-4pw now with this change.

This is great news for CBR. Much better product. PE and F will have some demand. Now going Daily and able to tap into the overnight market ex SYD to fill the plane.
CBR also maintains a nonstop flight out and a convenient transfer in SYD

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by qantas747
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia
Replies: 65
Views: 12884

Re: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia

This sounds like an interesting aircraft for the QF group. PER, ADL and CBR to SIN with lie flat J. JQ to take the 788s off DPS in favour of 321Neos.
I suppose for these guys its down to what Boeing can provide for this MOM option. Otherwise Im sure theyll go 321neo

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by qantas747
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 77741

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

As much as I would love to see a new livery similar to wunala or nalanji, I can see this new livery being too detailed as the weight penalties will have an impact on the VLH routes they plan to operate. Hoping that it looks awesome though

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by qantas747
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 77741

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Canberra Airport talking up Jetstar to operate on the CBR-SYD route http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-airport-certainly-interested-in-jetstar-flying-from-capital-to-sydney-20180112-h0hl32.html Can’t really see this happening outside of a token effort, if at all. Why would QF Group u...

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by qantas747
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 89220

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

First let me come back on my 4x daily flight schedule for each alliance. On second tought I think this is valid for flights up to 10-11 hours. For this 4x daily flight schedule four planes are required because they can fly the return route the same day. When the route gets longer the schedule reduc...

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by qantas747
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to upgrade PER-DOH to A388 from 1 May 18
Replies: 32
Views: 5044

Re: Qatar Airways to upgrade PER-DOH to A388 from 1 May 18

Only question I have is the Qantas lounge going to be big enough at T1? 50 odd business/first passengers not to mention the frequent flyers and at that time CX business/frequent flyers. Sounds like a bit of a squeeze. I think the lounges will be fine. You have TG and SA moving from the QF lounge to...

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by qantas747
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 40767

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

My guess is the 6x weekly MEL-LAX will be trimmed back to allow the new MEL-SFO. QF will need to operate some B789 MEL-LAX to enable the aircraft to rotate with the BNE based B789 aircraft. They only recently retimed SYD-SFO to a late evening departure ex SYD. so I could see the same happening as a...

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