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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
I recall Virgin buying Tiger Airways and gained all their Sydney slots within the group.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
Well then they should top leasing all their aircraft out to other operators in the Pacific and Middle East.Jump to post
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.
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.
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
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 ...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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
Not sure where they are planning on adding all the extra 787 capacity opening up.
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...Jump to post
Blerg wrote:What was even their strategy from the start? Did they have one?
[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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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.
The 739 is operating. Fuel stop in HNL.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
FlightLevel360 wrote:I would avoid this product on transcons and Hawaii flights, though.
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post