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by AirbusA322
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s
Replies: 113
Views: 13467

Re: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s

Boeing highly likely. They have a 777 Sim also, this can be converted over. Will form part of slight renegotiating the MAX deal, and potentially a deal offloading the 777 fleet. Also go with Boeing, In terms of delivery adjustments etc for the MAX...becoming more tailored for their future financial ...

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by AirbusA322
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56450

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

We are being told direct flight LHR-SYD is very attractive. Actually we are being told LHR-SYD direct flights are only viable if passengers, airplane manufacturers and airline employees make financial concessions. Whether or not that is accurate is up for debate. Gives a bit more detail on the econ...

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by AirbusA322
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F first flight
Replies: 111
Views: 27957

Re: A321 P2F first flight

VH-VWY and VH-VWZ are the next two for conversion and finish with Jetstar soon.

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by AirbusA322
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can QF haul any CARGO on their LAX-SYD/BNE/MEL & SFO-SYD flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 4035

Re: Can QF haul any CARGO on their LAX-SYD/BNE/MEL & SFO-SYD flights?

VA has never made a tech stop. Only medical stops en route which in all these years I couldn’t even count on one hand. The only issue Virgin face is high temps and Melbourne. Quite often will offload in Summer when temps are high 30s and low 40s. But this is usually not the case, as they send it via...

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by AirbusA322
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are London Heathrow Airport Slots the Only Airport Tradeable Right?
Replies: 9
Views: 2373

Re: Are London Heathrow Airport Slots the Only Airport Tradeable Right?

I recall Virgin buying Tiger Airways and gained all their Sydney slots within the group.

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by AirbusA322
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 24083

Re: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020

More pressure on ANZ than anyone else, really starting to be squeezed now. Would be minimal traffic from Oz connections they would get on these routes considering the vast network that now exists from the East Coast Oz to USA now directly. With all the recent capacity increases out of Oz and upcomin...

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by AirbusA322
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 41406

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

Will they keep it as a loco or merge it in with the main VS model of inclusive baggage and refreshments. In other words full service.

Bit like Virgin Oz. From ATR/737/330/777 it’s all the same across regional, Dom and international. Which is inclusive baggage, refreshment, seat selection.

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by AirbusA322
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 'urgently requires' more 737 MAX jets to support growth - co-founder
Replies: 40
Views: 9672

Re: Lion Air 'urgently requires' more 737 MAX jets to support growth - co-founder

Well then they should top leasing all their aircraft out to other operators in the Pacific and Middle East.

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by AirbusA322
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 44942

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

CX repositioned empty to Oz the last two nights to get the aircraft down under for inbound flights.

Virgin delayed over night and send it’s services out 11am the following morning.

QF also went out last night but very empty as they only had transit and pax who got past departures by 430pm.

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by AirbusA322
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A351 Lite
Replies: 22
Views: 10089

Re: A351 Lite

I think we are going to see a lot of unique varieties that will be modified for the customers needs. Bit like QF and it’s upcoming Project Sunrise aircraft which will need an extra tank and obvious higher MTOW.

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by AirbusA322
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?
Replies: 23
Views: 7803

Re: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?

VHOGU wrote:
In Australia on the b737-800 if there is 144 pax or more there must 2 pax per block of seats in exit row.

Flew Virgin last week. All 12 seats were empty.

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by AirbusA322
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCAS on 737 - 10 MAX
Replies: 19
Views: 5037

Re: MCAS on 737 - 10 MAX

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F4IGl4OizM4
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I hope they got this new wizz bang idea of the MAX10 gear right.

The whole idea was they didn’t want to create a whole new landing gear


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F4IGl4OizM4

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by AirbusA322
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCAS on 737 - 10 MAX
Replies: 19
Views: 5037

Re: MCAS on 737 - 10 MAX

The engine clearance isn’t any different to the other MAX aircraft. The extra 10 inches is the rotation and flare purposes to avoid tailstrike. COG is obviously further rear than the -8. The tendency for higher nose attitude on landing isn’t there. MCAS isn’t needed. Carriers will be marketing this ...

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by AirbusA322
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCAS on 737 - 10 MAX
Replies: 19
Views: 5037

Re: MCAS on 737 - 10 MAX

Virgin converted more -8’s to the MAX 10 only last month and they stated at the analyst briefing that it did not have MCAS.

MAX10 will be marketed differently no doubt in the general public’s eyes. The message of this machine not containing new software will be spread close and far.

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by AirbusA322
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 46346

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

Jetstar already converted 18x321N to 321LR. There is another 32 321neo’s left to be delivered by 2025 so fairly easy to convert without disrupting timeframes. Cairns-NRT/KIX would free up 1 X787. Not sure where they are planning on adding all the extra 787 capacity opening up. A rumour I was told a...

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by AirbusA322
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 46346

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

Jetstar already converted 18x321N to 321LR. There is another 32 321neo’s left to be delivered by 2025 so fairly easy to convert without disrupting timeframes.

Cairns-NRT/KIX would free up 1
X787.

Not sure where they are planning on adding all the extra 787 capacity opening up.

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by AirbusA322
Sun May 12, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates take delivery of a new plane
Replies: 12
Views: 6403

Re: Emirates take delivery of a new plane

Are EK being compensated for all these runway works which appears to have cost them hundreds of millions?

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by AirbusA322
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 11476

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

If VX was still a sole carrier then I’d have no doubt they would go into the next decade with lie flat. They didn’t react against B6 probably because like B6, they were testing the market and it took a good 2 years to get an idea if the investment is worth signing of on going forward. By 2016 Virgin...

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by AirbusA322
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter
Replies: 53
Views: 8583

Re: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter

Blerg wrote:
What was even their strategy from the start? Did they have one?

I really think the whole purpose was just to be a nuisance to the US3.

It’s like they have a bottomless money pit.

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by AirbusA322
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 11476

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

[twoid][/twoid] On another post VX topic, when are they rolling out the new uniforms? USA seems to be the land of airlines announcing and showing new uniforms but it takes years to introduce. All QX employees and AS lounge employees start getting the new uniforms around September, the rest of AS get...

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by AirbusA322
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 11476

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

On another post VX topic, when are they rolling out the new uniforms?

USA seems to be the land of airlines announcing and showing new uniforms but it takes years to introduce.

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by AirbusA322
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 11476

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

I assume the Airbus is no longer used to Hawaii at all?

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by AirbusA322
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 11476

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

All red eye flights from LA tonight are Boeing and 1/2 out of SFO are Boeing.

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by AirbusA322
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 11476

AS’s Airbus network post VX

Having a look of FR24 it’s vastly different compared to the VX days. The trend appears to be the Airbus is being shifted to short haul west coast and the 737 transcontinental. Some of the older Boeing’s on transcon isn’t overly great product wise, actually when compared to the competitors most certa...

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by AirbusA322
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 400406

Re: Jet Airways Updated:. Opperations suspended

Realistically what are the chances of it getting up and running again. It appears to be zero?

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by AirbusA322
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 174
Views: 28892

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approval?

The lag is probably Virgin.

Who Usually file very comprehensive and detailed objections that forces the regulators to dig deeper. I

They are trying to block three JV’s that QF are going for. CX/HKG, Alliance and this one.

Obviously big upside for DL/VA if this is blocked.

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by AirbusA322
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72076

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Skytraders are taking on the Tiger A319s. 9V-TRA first to join landed in Melbourne last week.

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by AirbusA322
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72076

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Jetstar launching MEL-LAE (Tasmania) 24/6 3 Weekly.

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by AirbusA322
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening with Alaska’s Airbus fleet?
Replies: 43
Views: 9296

Re: What’s happening with Alaska’s Airbus fleet?

The ball is really in Boeing’s court. Give them a hot price and no doubt in anyone’s mind that they wouldn’t take it. Boeing will play long term here. Might not be an overly profitable deal now but long term it will.

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by AirbusA322
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand flight turns back half-way to China
Replies: 36
Views: 9054

Re: Air New Zealand flight turns back half-way to China

Dig Deeper and this is the 3rd time this has occurred.

I assume there is some issue going on between NZ/China Governments currently this is corruption at its finest. ANZ is just the guinea pig here.

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by AirbusA322
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Reducing IAH-SYD and LAX-SYD March to October
Replies: 91
Views: 18040

Re: UA Reducing IAH-SYD and LAX-SYD March to October

The 739 is operating. Fuel stop in HNL.

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by AirbusA322
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of BA 787 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around
Replies: 48
Views: 13350

Re: Video of BA 787 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around

A twitter film can you see the elevator captain pulls up FULL extended right before touchdown? The plane still pushing down nose while elevator up in full it is hard to force nose up to avoid going down the runway! The pilot did a good job maneuver action. Q I don’t think it was hard to force it. T...

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by AirbusA322
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 737 MAX 10 are actually ordered?
Replies: 60
Views: 10729

Re: How many 737 MAX 10 are actually ordered?

Most certainly a type QF needs in its fleet, and I’d expect Virgin to increase that quota once they get it as it is a no brainer for Oz Domestic high frequency trunk routes, especially as we go into mid next decade until 2nd Sydney Airport opens.

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by AirbusA322
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9
Replies: 100
Views: 26910

Re: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9

Cairns might work. Jetstar have the 787 Japan shuttles daily between Tokyo and Osaka.

Mabye Gold Coast. Similar sort of crowd Jetstar 787 to Japan, Scoot 787 to Singapore.

Otherwise the major market with no Korean flights for some strange reason....Melbourne.

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by AirbusA322
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 50543

Re: WN and Hawaii.

So is the plan to open a crew/737 base in Hawaii?

HNL-Fiji?

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by AirbusA322
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VH-OQA flying to Abu Dhabi, but why?
Replies: 22
Views: 5127

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

Etihad are cash hungry so no doubt offered an attractive price for what is going to be large scale works, no doubt large scale million dollar project.

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by AirbusA322
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 139
Views: 28468

Re: AS new interior

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsnJYGAFHb1/?hl=en
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Here is the Economy Cabin De-Virginised. Fairly Craptacular.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsnJYGAFHb1/?hl=en

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by AirbusA322
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 139
Views: 28468

Re: AS new interior

Those photos are of a Virgin Australia 737. When Virgin OZ transformed from Virgin Blue last decade they took multiple aspects out of VX’s book. They stole the Cabin Divider idea. I posted the photos showing something they should have done. They should have gone more Virgin Aus with the Divider/Econ...

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by AirbusA322
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 139
Views: 28468

Re: AS new interior

New Airbus Inside Photos. Farewell VX hello Bland Airways. https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/n628va/?hl=en Not a fan of the rejigged mood lighting not sure what they did but it looks a little severe. This looks better... https://g.foolcdn.com/image/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fg.foolcdn.com%2Feditorial%2...

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by AirbusA322
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VH-OQA flying to Abu Dhabi, but why?
Replies: 22
Views: 5127

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

What A380 routes are being cut for the downtime?

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by AirbusA322
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AC Domestic J Meal Service
Replies: 12
Views: 1840

Re: AC Domestic J Meal Service

This is what we get in Australia for an hour flight Melbourne to Sydney. Having flown in the states recently across many carriers and then returning home, the differences are mind blowing. https://i.imgur.com/jKvwSAd.jpg https://i.imgur.com/SkZtLgF.jpg https://i.imgur.com/NIEVj9n.jpg https://i.imgur...

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by AirbusA322
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 139
Views: 28468

Re: AS new interior

Any pics of the new Airbus Modification?

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by AirbusA322
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 139
Views: 28468

Re: AS new interior

FlightLevel360 wrote:
I would avoid this product on transcons and Hawaii flights, though.

Most definitely the biggest negative out of this merger, in that long haul most look to Virgin not AS.

Soon as I noticed AS subbing Airbus with 737s transcon I’ve only flown B6 since across.

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by AirbusA322
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 139
Views: 28468

Re: AS new interior

Looking at the 737 modification I can't say I really seeing any VX in it all all. Whilst its fresh and modern. Most certainly not VX though. It looks like all pre BSI won’t get mood lighting, but I assume it’s more a complicated fix to convert. Would have been good if they did a V Aus and kept the D...

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by AirbusA322
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800
Replies: 106
Views: 20396

Re: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800

senatorflyer wrote:
Willy once said the 787 is too expensive (purchase) for a LCC. Given that both IB and AerLingus operate A330s I would place my bet on the A330 not the 787.

Expensive? Scoot...Jetstar... come to mind. Seems to be relatively successful for the both of them. In fact Jetstar went 330s to 787s.

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by AirbusA322
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 74371

Re: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.

DL has something UA does not have in Australia/NZ and that’s it’s Virgin feed which is quite extensive across the Tasman and obviously domestic. The SYD/ML markets are quite large so connections wouldn’t be an enormous chunk of traffic. Obviously it’s the ADL/PER/BNE/CNS/HBA and NZ traffic UA misses...

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by AirbusA322
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike
Replies: 59
Views: 10018

Re: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike

It’s a pilots market. For too long they’re been seen as a commodity, just another expense or worse, a revenue source. Take care of your pilots and the rest of your staff or you’ll find yourself in trouble. Virgin are finding this out. Ryanair hilariously found that out recently. Good luck to Virgin...

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by AirbusA322
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Perth get a non stop flight to the US ?
Replies: 100
Views: 12347

Re: When will Perth get a non stop flight to the US ?

Hawaii would be tough when you are up against the Perth-Bali phenomenon which has dozens of daily flights for $200 return. You would be $1000+ for a return to Hawaii.

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by AirbusA322
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 98 LAX-MEL maintenance divert to NAN
Replies: 32
Views: 9552

Re: United 98 LAX-MEL maintenance divert to NAN

That sounds expensive and would need multiple crews for NZ to do that considering some legs will be empty. They also have a smaller limited fleet compared to say QF or VA who have 80 737's each. Plus VA or QF can just fly the one crew return. They could even do with just one flight, and feed the res...

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