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by a320fan
Sat Jan 28, 2023 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland flooded/closed
Replies: 41
Views: 7965

Re: Auckland flooded/closed

EK returned to DXB. Would be pretty peeved to be a pax on that flight and fly 14 hours to nowhere. Guess all the other options had too many complications.
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by a320fan
Sat Jan 28, 2023 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 730
Views: 82479

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

So Bonzas flights are on sale, and it wasn’t a misreading or miscommunication of their pre launch press releases, flights are only for sale through the app. Seems like such a shortsighted and stupid business decision. I’m 100% of the smart phone generation but I’m not going to be booking flights or ...

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by a320fan
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 20
Views: 1763

Re: Longest Fractional Flight

What does fractional flight mean?

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by a320fan
Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CommuteAir Leaked The Entire Federal No Fly List and Employee's PII
Replies: 20
Views: 6188

Re: CommuteAir Leaked The Entire Federal No Fly List and Employee's PII

People would be surprised how little effort many companies put into securing sensitive data... even large ones. Absolutely it was a big scandal here in Australia in the last quarter of 2022 when two of our largest companies had their customers personal information stolen. One was a telecom provider...

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by a320fan
Thu Jan 19, 2023 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 730
Views: 82479

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

Further delays to B787 rework program… On the back of all the B787 discussions & how desperate QF must be get their hands on the remaining 3 this news can’t be good… https://leehamnews.com/2023/01/19/hotr-boeing-ponders-777-300er-p2f-program-again/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk The difficu...

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by a320fan
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 730
Views: 82479

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

Was a 737 so no dumping of fuel just circled around a few times to burn off some weight.

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by a320fan
Wed Jan 18, 2023 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 730
Views: 82479

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

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No words… :rotfl:

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by a320fan
Wed Jan 18, 2023 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 730
Views: 82479

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

Watching on FR24 it appears to be taxiing to the gate. Whether under own power or getting towed I’m not sure.

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by a320fan
Wed Jan 18, 2023 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 730
Views: 82479

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

Well it’s landed and just pulled off the runway, so I guess we will start to get more information coming in now as to what happened and the aircraft/passenger condition.

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by a320fan
Sat Jan 14, 2023 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam
Replies: 153
Views: 38362

Re: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam

From the video it looks like it got hit by something/ballooned and then plopped down. I think they were deciding whether or not to go around, because they held the nose up until past the numbers and almost to the first hash marks. Which video? I'm assuming he means this (@ 48:50), but hard to tell....

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by a320fan
Thu Jan 12, 2023 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 730
Views: 82479

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

Congrats on Bonza and their AOC. Yes I hate the name and brand but I’m very keen to see another airline ply our skies especially one that’s seemingly keen to apply some out of the box thinking to their routes. I’m not 100% convinced it will work out for them but JQ currently have a monopoly on the L...

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by a320fan
Mon Jan 09, 2023 7:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The use of integral air stairs
Replies: 43
Views: 4862

Re: The use of integral air stairs

Don't give MOL any ideas, lest he charges his passengers 10 cents to board using the integral air stairs! :bouncy: As for usage of integral or external stairs. I find outside the US it's pretty common for narrowbody operation to either do stairs on front and rear doors or jet bridge for the front a...

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by a320fan
Mon Jan 09, 2023 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 730
Views: 82479

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

I would consider myself incredibly tech savvy, but I still book flights 95% of the time on a computer. It’s just easier. This is such a stupid move, especially considering their target market probably take 1-2 trips a year at most. Same here - I find it much easier as there is more space on the scr...

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by a320fan
Sat Jan 07, 2023 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 730
Views: 82479

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

There's an article in The Guardian about Bonza today. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/jan/07/bonza-the-bogan-airline-has-had-a-tough-year-but-it-may-finally-be-about-to-take-off?CMP=share_btn_tw That article claims they're only taking online bookings through their smartphone app and...

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by a320fan
Wed Jan 04, 2023 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 730
Views: 82479

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

Wonder how quickly they can get a replacement crew to ATH. And can a 380 fly direct to SYD or will they still stop in SIN? The same crew and aircraft will continue on to LHR once crew have rested, and they won’t need to position the aircraft back to SYD, it will operate QF2 from LHR. Ah thanks, for...

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by a320fan
Wed Jan 04, 2023 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 730
Views: 82479

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

ATH in January would be pretty quiet. Much shorter taxi times too so that possibly ways into getting the passenger assistance as quickly as possible. Hopefully they’re okay. That’s another QF a380 out of position. Wonder how quickly they can get a replacement crew to ATH. And can a 380 fly direct to...

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by a320fan
Tue Jan 03, 2023 8:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: N1 vs EPR
Replies: 11
Views: 1826

Re: N1 vs EPR

Check this out- https://theflyingengineer.com/flightdeck/cockpit-design-epr-vs-n1-indication/ Excellent article - thank you! That explains a lot. And then you have the A350 with its "synthetic" N1 readings to confuse us :) (I believe it averages out the thrust curve so 25% is actually 25%...

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by a320fan
Mon Jan 02, 2023 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 730
Views: 82479

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

As per the usual January thread what’s everyone’s predictions for the year I'd be very surprised if Bonza get off the ground - I don't know what the delays are in relation to, I've said this before, but I honestly can't see their route plans making any sense whatsoever. MCY > Tamworth, Port Macquar...

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by a320fan
Mon Jan 02, 2023 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 730
Views: 82479

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

Hey guys, Re 2023... My predictions: * Qantas to have some Indigenous imagery 'makeovers' (starting inside the cabin) designed by a prominent Indigenous artist ... * perhaps with links to the above, a subtle 'Rainbow Roo II' is rolled out in the very near future to promote WorldPride ... * Qantas a...

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by a320fan
Fri Dec 30, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

If anyone is interested, an Aussie Youtuber has been doing several drone shots of construction updates at SWZ. Here is the latest vid: https://youtu.be/dIPe3lLaGSo If my understanding of the vids and some images posted by Western Sydney Airport are correct, it appears that there will only be about ...

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by a320fan
Wed Dec 28, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

I understand that the 787 departure was delayed by a number of hours, and therefore bumped against the closure of certain runways at DPS due to maintenance for large aircraft. If they had the Airbus then they wouldnt have been runway restricted and would have been permitted to land....or if they ha...

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by a320fan
Wed Dec 28, 2022 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

Reports coming through that Indonesian authorities rejected last nights JQ35 MEL-DPS, with the aircraft turning around just off the northwest coast of WA and returned back to Melbourne, landing this morning. A 9 hour flight to nowhere. This flight is usually operated by an A321, but last night a 78...

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by a320fan
Tue Dec 27, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

Reports coming through that Indonesian authorities rejected last nights JQ35 MEL-DPS, with the aircraft turning around just off the northwest coast of WA and returned back to Melbourne, landing this morning. A 9 hour flight to nowhere. This flight is usually operated by an A321, but last night a 787...

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by a320fan
Sat Dec 24, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

In addition to the A388 in Baku yesterdays QF43 SYD-DPS diverted to CGK due to weather at DPS, crew timed out so they overnighted in Jakarta. It’s due to do CGK-DPS-SYD later today Also regarding Bali flights all VA flights have been stopping off at DRW for fuel the past couple of days https://www....

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by a320fan
Wed Dec 21, 2022 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

Air Canada has cancelled its flights into Australia arriving Wednesday due to bad weather at YVR. It appears that QF76 hasnt left YVR for the same reasons according to FR24 however QF's own schedule shows it as in flight. QF7 SYD-DFW has also been canned for Wednesday This could be bad for the QF i...

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by a320fan
Wed Dec 21, 2022 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways US Expansion
Replies: 90
Views: 11508

Re: Fiji Airways US Expansion

FJ have really upped their advertising as a connecting point to the US here in MEL. Heard two radio ads spruiking it on the 5 minute drive to the supermarket last Friday night.

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by a320fan
Sun Dec 18, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

As a beach destination the cairns region has its drawbacks. Note the giant warning signs at every beach warning of stingers, crocs and sharks.

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by a320fan
Fri Dec 16, 2022 3:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The use of integral air stairs
Replies: 43
Views: 4862

Re: The use of integral air stairs

I don't know how these airstairs were used back in the day, but I know Ryanair has them and uses them occasionally on their 737 fleet. More than occasionally, AFAIK it’s the default option on every turn around, even when parked at a gate with a jetway. There might be the odd airport or occasion whe...

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by a320fan
Tue Dec 13, 2022 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

And there we have it, VA plans CNS-HND from June 2023 with 7M8. https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/221213-vajun23hnd That should be 7 hours of fun filled enjoyment. I hope they at least bother to feed the patrons and not force b.o.b. Good luck to them, but I don’t really see the point. Mostly seems to ...

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by a320fan
Tue Dec 13, 2022 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

NRT gets flights to North America from JL and NH, but Europe only has flights to FRA (JL) and BRU (NH). HND is the main UK/European airport. So for PER NRT is still a good airport for connetions to North America, but for Europe it's all but useless. As others said, Tokyo’s location (slightly east o...

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by a320fan
Wed Dec 07, 2022 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

What I'd like to see happen with the QF fleet is: - JQ replacing all B788 routes with A321XLR (except HNL - perhaps move to QF). - JQ's B788 move to QF. - QF refit the B787 fleet (with PE), similar to what AC has (B788 J20/C21/Y214 - B789 J30/C21/Y247) for consistency across international. - The no...

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by a320fan
Thu Dec 01, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

I believe the 2 airline strategy was even before Joyce when Dixon was in charge. Dixon was CEO when JQ was established. Joyce was head of network planning and strategy at QF at the time and was the key driver of the strategy which was initially targeted at segmenting lower yield traffic and routes ...

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by a320fan
Wed Nov 30, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 56255

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

Innovation - I'm not saying QF under Joyce has not been innovative. What I am saying is that eventually, and we are coming to that point now, a long standing CEO has their way of doing things and stifles it. So while I agree the two brand strategy, the EK JV were all innovative as were a number of ...

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by a320fan
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices
Replies: 192
Views: 23593

Re: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices

I don’t have any firsthand experience in US aviation but I’ve difference between Australian and European airline operations is cabin crew checking your boarding passes as you board. On not one of my numerous flights on EU LCCs in 2019 were the crew checking boarding passes as passengers entered the ...

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by a320fan
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices
Replies: 192
Views: 23593

Re: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices

Overall I feel that Euro standards are way higher than US ones. The most obvious being the amount of hours US F/A's are allowed to fly in a month. I read of some US based crew flying 160 hours a month. That would never ever be allowed in most countries due to health and safety concerns. No wonder U...

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by a320fan
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 56255

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

Whilst I don’t completely agree with some of the business ethics QF engage in I do think overall Alan Joyce has done a pretty good job in the role turning QF from a bloated former public enterprise into a lean and profitable operation that can effectively compete with the low cost focused foreign ow...

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by a320fan
Wed Nov 23, 2022 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Atlantic - latest UK startup
Replies: 51
Views: 9445

Re: Fly Atlantic - latest UK startup

If it ever goes of the ground will go the way of Primera. Remember them? Much hyped but didn’t last long once they decided narrowbody TATL was their schtick.

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by a320fan
Thu Nov 17, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 56255

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

here is a clip from youtube........ I don't quite agree with the content creators methods, but it must work for him, nor do I agree with AJ's methods either. Nonetheless thought i'd share..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X_mfUQYEbE&ab_channel=AussieCossack Couldn’t watch the whole thing, b...

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by a320fan
Wed Nov 16, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 56255

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

https://australianaviation.com.au/2022/10/qantas-perth-johannesburg-will-getTo quote from the article "For the initial period after the service launches on November 1, flight QF66 from Johannesburg to Perth will arrive at T3. Those connecting to another flight will clear customs and immigratio...

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by a320fan
Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 56255

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-10/act-three-passengers-strap-struck-plane-canberra-airport/101639344 Also occurring this morning and a much more significant incident than the Perth F100 was this Link Saab 340 that took off with a ratchet strap used to secure the propeller overnight. The strap p...

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by a320fan
Thu Nov 10, 2022 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 56255

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-10/virgin-flight-aborted-off-wa-unplanned-landing-perth-airport/101638296 Gotta love the media.. It had to "abort" the flight as there was an issue with the flaps, they wouldn't deploy ...hmmm Wow, talk about making a mountain out of a molehill. From th...

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by a320fan
Thu Oct 27, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico considers allowing domestic cabotage
Replies: 83
Views: 11411

Re: Mexico considers allowing domestic cabotage

Adipocere wrote:
I hope this is the first brick to crumble in the cabotage wall and it goes away everywhere.

Then the airline industry ends up like the shipping industry with frames registered in tax havens and crewed on poverty wages from developing countries with slave like working conditions.

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by a320fan
Sat Oct 22, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67478

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Posted by an acquaintance on Instagram, seems VA staff are having a Hanger Party in BNE tonight. Aircraft is a 700, not sure on the rego. Any of the new batch of 700s come in yet? Didn’t see a shot of the whole aircraft but the only notable difference seems to be the winglet. Tail and fuselage looke...

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by a320fan
Tue Sep 27, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 66376

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

Does anyone know when Jetstar repaints are starting into the new livery? I believe you could count the amount of aircraft JQ have repainted on one hand, and still have fingers spare. There’s still plenty of aircraft flying around in the very first original livery which was updated over 14 years ago...

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by a320fan
Sat Sep 24, 2022 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 66376

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

Hey guys. My son is on JQ203 right now, Sydney to Auckland. It took off nearly four hours late from Sydney and has just landed in Christchurch instead of Auckland. The passengers were told that the plane has to wait four hours at Christchurch before taking off again to fly to Auckland… with no expl...

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by a320fan
Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Not Built to Contractual Specification - NTU
Replies: 13
Views: 5935

Re: Airliners Not Built to Contractual Specification - NTU

I think the most notable example of an airline refusing aircraft that did not meet spec was Singapore Airlines and the MD11? I believe the aircraft fell well short of its range spec on test and Singapore then cancelled its orders for 20 of them? I understand it was a major blow to the MD11 programm...

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by a320fan
Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 66376

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

It's official now that Japan is opening up next month, I wonder what Virgin is gonna do with their HND slot. The demand to Japan without surprise will be super high for the rest of the year and I don't see Virgin can start this route anytime soon. Assuming VA hasn't got a waiver extension, the auth...

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by a320fan
Wed Sep 21, 2022 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual front and rear passenger jetway boarding in CVG
Replies: 80
Views: 14021

Re: Dual front and rear passenger jetway boarding in CVG

schernov wrote:
United does dual gate boarding at ORD for wide bodies.

Surely that’s two jetbridges from the same gate to the two doors in front of the wing on many widebodys. A very common setup for widebodys globally, and very different from attaching a jetway to the rear door.

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by a320fan
Fri Sep 09, 2022 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 66376

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

This is likely to go down like a lead balloon QF CEO Alan Joyce takes home a 15% increase in pay https://www.afr.com/companies/transport/qantas-joyce-rakes-in-2-3m-amid-chronic-service-malfunctions-20220909-p5bgt2 I am so often amazed by the ongoing failure of both politicians and business leaders ...

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by a320fan
Wed Sep 07, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 66376

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

Tonight’s QF487 SYD-MEL was deemed unscreened on arrival to MEL, all passengers escorted by AFP to security for screening, 1 passenger apparently wasn’t screened at SYD https://twitter.com/patrickdurkin/status/1567473511974977541?s=21&t=ilArLeswCY-hmC7Et7F3vQ How does a passenger not get screen...

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