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by a320fan
Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential EK relaunching 5th freedom Germany - USA? (HAM-JFK)
Replies: 62
Views: 5566

Re: Emirates relaunching 5th freedom Germany - USA? (HAM-JFK)

DXB-DUS-JFK would be a possibility too of course but I think Hamburg is more promising, especially because there is less competition and no other huge Airports in the catchment. Wouldn't Budapest be in the catchment area to DUS? (30 min train ride?) The Hungarian government, I believe, even advocat...

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by a320fan
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old TWA documentary re-released in high quaity
Replies: 16
Views: 3052

Re: Old TWA documentary re-released in high quaity

Not sure I would call 360p high quality, it’s almost the lowest video resolution YouTube offers.

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by a320fan
Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A350-1000 too small to be largest Airbus offering
Replies: 147
Views: 22692

Re: Tim Clark: A350-1000 too small to be largest Airbus offering

EK is probably the only airline where the A380 is actually an appropriate size. They’ve built their business on carrying volume, so a potential future where they’ll have to fragment flights across smaller aircraft, competing for slots with other airlines doing the same will require some readjustment...

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by a320fan
Sat Jun 11, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports near homes
Replies: 22
Views: 1713

Re: Airports near homes

Chicago Midway has houses essentially right up to the boundary fence on the landside, just separated by the roadway, with runways right up to boundary fence on the airside.

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by a320fan
Fri Jun 10, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 317
Views: 48340

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2022

Fact is with no VA 330 competition and the A321 freighters there’s no reason QF has to run 330s on transcons, when they can push up fares with 738s and not suffer from a competitor pushing a superior product.

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by a320fan
Sun Jun 05, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair forcing South Africans to do Afrikaans tests to prove passports are real
Replies: 116
Views: 14324

Re: Ryanair forcing South Africans to do Afrikaans tests to prove passports are real

Why would Ryanair do this? Shouldn't it be police / border at departure? https://metro.co.uk/2022/06/05/ryanair-forcing-south-africans-to-do-afrikaans-tests-16769245/ Sounds a bit odd for Ryanair to do something like that. I wonder if it is something that was done unofficially at an local airport l...

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by a320fan
Fri Jun 03, 2022 1:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Meal service on 17hr flight.
Replies: 11
Views: 2232

Re: Meal service on 17hr flight.

My longest flight was a 15 hour MEL-DOH red eye and the meal service was a dinner about an hour or two after takeoff, a mid flight hot snack service and then breakfast about 2 hours before landing.

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by a320fan
Fri Jun 03, 2022 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 317
Views: 48340

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2022

When you couldn’t fly to TLV on the UAE carriers I think the direct flight a few times a week could of found a market, but with a convenient connection now available I don’t think there’s going to be enough traffic to warrant a non stop.

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by a320fan
Thu Jun 02, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once
Replies: 95
Views: 7791

Re: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once

Juneyao airlines
Shanghai airlines
Air New Zealand
Air Berlin
Turkish Airlines
Aegean
Olympic
El Al (operated by Air Explore)
Vueling

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by a320fan
Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 317
Views: 48340

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2022

Chipmunk1973 wrote:
My mind immediately went into overdrive and thought that there might be at least two exclusions: VH-FCK and VH-CNT :duck: :shakehead:

Cheers.

Both are currently in use on some Robinson Helicopters out in the outback.

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by a320fan
Wed Jun 01, 2022 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 317
Views: 48340

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2022

CASA has announced a changes to the Australian aircraft registration marks to a new Alpha Numeric system. This will allow 3-character alphanumeric combintion such as VH-2AB, VH-A9B, VH-A22. They claim this will enable another 20,000 registrations and give another 30 years of life to the registration...

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by a320fan
Thu May 26, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 70569

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

Neither of those meals look exactly appetising, I’ve had much much better in Y on various international carriers, but that QF one looks particularly revolting.

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by a320fan
Thu May 26, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 70569

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

tullamarine wrote:
fare prices will be rebalanced

What the hell! This is committee-speak. Surely they can just say "prices are going up." I will make sure to add "rebalanced" to my Bulltish Bingo card.

They are already more than expensive enough, especially on QF.

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by a320fan
Sat May 21, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW
Replies: 126
Views: 26423

Re: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW

RJMAZ wrote:
Qantas operates the 787-9 on this route so that would be even more "impaired"

Qantas have even been operating the A330-200 on the even longer MEL-LAX for much of the last year. Albeit carrying cargo only. LAX-SYD is no issue for any long haul specd A359.

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by a320fan
Fri May 20, 2022 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 70569

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

I was reading references of regionals flying 737's and what not in Australia is scope not a thing over there? Nope scope does not seem to be a thing here in Aus, to the detriment of pilots in established airlines like QF who are seeing flying that would have once gone to them been offered out to th...

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by a320fan
Tue May 17, 2022 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 70569

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... co-flights

Wonder if this is caused by lack of pax or lack of aircraft.
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qf789 wrote:
Qantas has pushed back the resumption of SYD-SFO by 3 months now due to start on 30 October 22

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... co-flights

Wonder if this is caused by lack of pax or lack of aircraft.

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by a320fan
Thu May 12, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 70569

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

Rex already has experience in charter and freight operations through its subsidiary PelAir so any Cobham pickup would just be an expansion of that side of their business.

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by a320fan
Sun May 08, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris A320neo overflies company A320neo in near-miss at MEX
Replies: 24
Views: 6595

Re: Volaris A320neo overflies company A320neo in near-miss at MEX

AngelsDecay wrote:
Be careful... I posted this same topic few hours ago and got deleted without any excuse or explanation.

Your post was merged into the topic on Mexican ATC.

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by a320fan
Sun May 08, 2022 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 79234

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

"Qantas promises Perth the stunning A350-1000 on nonstop to London" https://thewest.com.au/travel/qantas-promises-perth-the-stunning-a350-1000-on-non-stop-to-london--c-6657642 From 2026 which keen observers will note is after the SYD-LHR starts in 2025 so no, Perth to London Heathrow is n...

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by a320fan
Sun May 08, 2022 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 79234

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

"Qantas promises Perth the stunning A350-1000 on nonstop to London" https://thewest.com.au/travel/qantas-promises-perth-the-stunning-a350-1000-on-non-stop-to-london--c-6657642 From 2026 which keen observers will note is after the SYD-LHR starts in 2025 so no, Perth to London Heathrow is n...

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by a320fan
Thu May 05, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 79234

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

Where I was surprised was Jetstar not trying harder with the 788s out of SIN (albeit possibly some constraints given 3K ownership) They tried SIN-AKL for a little while (think using TT rights and Aus AOC). But Singapore owned Scoot got up to almost 20 787s (combo of 788 and 789) SIN-AKL was an A330...

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by a320fan
Wed May 04, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 70569

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

I'm wondering that with the announced specification of the A35K, and specifically the new F suites, what relevance F class has on the A380? It seems almost ludicrous to sell this as an F product compared to the A350 suites and also the offerings from SQ, EK, etc. So do they rebrand this as a "...

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by a320fan
Tue May 03, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 70569

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

Of course, there is always room for cynicism. My question is, why do you need A321XLRs for domestic services when a standard A321NEO would do? I get not fitting a lie-flat J seat in a domestic bird which is pretty much a waste of everyone's time but if you are going to end up with 2 sub-fleets, one...

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by a320fan
Mon May 02, 2022 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 70569

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

Interesting to note a slight change in the livery of the A220 since the initial announcement late last year. Last year, the A220 was in standard Qantas livery whereas today's graphics have it as Qantaslink. Probably not surprising as this means they will be crewed by cheaper non-mainline staff in t...

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by a320fan
Sun May 01, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 70569

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

200 seats in the XLRs indicate they’ll use standard narrowbody J seats similar to what’s in the 737s.

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by a320fan
Sun May 01, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 70569

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

Seems QF are having issues on the DRW to LHR sector, having to offload passengers and bags due to runway works in DRW reducing the available runway for takeoff by 955 meters. Some passengers are getting rebooked on other airlines via the Middle East and others are getting notification that their bag...

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by a320fan
Sat Apr 30, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 64944

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

Anyone know why QF 789 ZNJ appears to be heading to HBA tonight? Not long flew over my house which is under the regular air route from MEL to Tas, and it was LOUD, (enough to hear over the breeze in the trees) much louder than the narrowbodies that regularly ply the routes, at similar altitude of ap...

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by a320fan
Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A330-200s - BNE - LAX - Lack of Crew Rest Areas
Replies: 47
Views: 9953

Re: Qantas A330-200s - BNE - LAX - Lack of Crew Rest Areas

There was apparently a bunk MEL issue. Not a completely unusual situation. I’ve operated a flight with a similar issue when Cabin Crew Bunk ventilation was inop. Not sure what MEL issue the bunk could have when the aircraft involved don’t have bunks. Apparently the proper solution will be fitted cu...

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by a320fan
Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 64944

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

I’m confused. The blankets over rows of seats in the otherwise open rear cabin is the official Qantas crew rest set up? It looks terribly messy and unprofessional. From a brand management point of view I’m extremely surprised that was green lit.

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by a320fan
Fri Apr 15, 2022 12:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Visiting airside of a terminal.
Replies: 16
Views: 3146

Re: Visiting airside of a terminal.

In Australian domestic terminals there is no restriction on who can go airside, of course providing you go through the security screening. It’s pretty much limited to just the family and friends of people arriving and departing who want to see them off or welcome them at the gate.

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by a320fan
Mon Apr 11, 2022 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAC Closure
Replies: 17
Views: 3836

Re: JAC Closure

Is this just a runway resurfacing or is it been extended also? There’s a lot of empty land around JAC, especially to the north.

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by a320fan
Fri Apr 08, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Immigration control responsibility when leaving Schengen
Replies: 10
Views: 1939

Re: Immigration control responsibility when leaving Schengen

The weird thing here in your case is how were you in a situation not to get it stamped? Surely you couldn't have been the only Brit or non-EU citizen flying back, so what did they all do, because they all need a stamp (unless they are EU residents). As ChrisKen says, they had your API details that ...

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by a320fan
Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas getting B737-800 Freighters?
Replies: 2
Views: 855

Re: Qantas getting B37-800 Freighters

That’s an Alliance E-190. Alliance bought COPAs 190 fleet and many of them are operating under a wet lease agreement for Qantas in full Qantaslink livery. I don’t know what particular aircraft it is nor it’s story but I imagine it’s in Costa Rica on its delivery flight or for some pre delivery servi...

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by a320fan
Fri Apr 08, 2022 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 64944

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

It’s relatively the same - there’s not much of a difference since Qantas has multiple flights to Sydney. In fact, SQ has a longer connection time on the route so going via SYD is faster. Except delays on T3 to T1 transfers now means that a minimum of 2 hours is required when connecting in SYD. Some...

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by a320fan
Fri Apr 08, 2022 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brussels Airlines New Livery
Replies: 234
Views: 57944

Re: Updated: Brussels Airlines New Livery

Honestly this livery just doesn’t make sense and says nothing to me. It’s not completely horrible but it’s bland and lifeless.

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by a320fan
Tue Apr 05, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 64944

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

Doesn’t the Saab have airstairs integrated into the cabin door? If so I imagine these pax were jumping off the wing after using the overwing exits. Must of been a somewhat serious engine issue if they decided to evac through those exits rather than something orderly through the cabin door.

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by a320fan
Mon Apr 04, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 33628

Re: Condor launch new livery

I just saw this on Facebook and thought I was seeing some April Fools joke at first. Okay, it’s not exactly pretty but it is unique. I think it would be a lot better with more thought put into the logo and titles. I liked the suggestion of the vertical titles between some of the stripes that were me...

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by a320fan
Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 64944

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

If we’re talking full ramp up of intl ops I’d expect to see the 380 on SYD/MEL - LAX, SYD-SIN-LHR, and MEL-SIN. With HGK the way it is id be surprised to see it there, and HND has the often spoken about issues. I only see them going back to DFW if it’s necessary due to limited 789 fleet they want to...

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by a320fan
Sat Apr 02, 2022 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 64944

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

I’d be surprised if it happened this year, but once more A380s are in service, a few more 789s get delivered and baring any more surprises from covid, intl travel becomes more established again I’d hope to see it happen. I actually didn’t realise it was so close to launching, would of only been a mo...

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by a320fan
Thu Mar 31, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if... the 2008 QF/BA Merger Had Gone Ahead?
Replies: 12
Views: 2750

Re: What if... the 2008 QF/BA Merger Had Gone Ahead?

The Chinese airlines usually had some of the cheapest Kangaroo route fares, but as above, the transit experience in China counted against them. Pre-COVID, Royal Brunei usually had some of the cheapest MEL-LHR fares, and were quite popular in Melbourne, even though they were a dry airline. I know a ...

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by a320fan
Tue Mar 29, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody
Replies: 162
Views: 19973

Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Shortest flight on a Widebody MEL-OOL on a JQ 788
Longest on a narrowbody, AKL-MEL on a JQ A320

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by a320fan
Tue Mar 29, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The single fleet type that stayed with the same airline for the longest time
Replies: 23
Views: 2100

Re: The single fleet type that stayed with the same airline for the longest time

May we consider the result to be in? Lufthansa and the 747. 52nd anniversary this month. Not quite - as noted, LoganAir would appear to have 3 more years of operating the BN2, for a total of 55. Air Koryo, another two years of operating the Il-18, for a total of 57. And if we include the 717 as a v...

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by a320fan
Tue Mar 29, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if... the 2008 QF/BA Merger Had Gone Ahead?
Replies: 12
Views: 2750

Re: What if... the 2008 QF/BA Merger Had Gone Ahead?

Always seemed like a strange match - not sure how beneficial it would of been with the ME3 in the way they are today, offering dirt cheap seats on the kangaroo route. While KL would of been better, IB isn’t that bad of a match. BA-EI would of been a merger that should of happened sooner (there were...

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by a320fan
Mon Mar 28, 2022 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 50966

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

Yes MEL-LAX will go A380 again freeing up 2 789s. Looks like likely 3 weekly by the end of this year will go A380, I think 6 are back by the end of this year. FCO is winter seasonal so they can probably free up a frame somewhere for that. JQ 788s are an interesting one aye, it seems unlikely JQ nee...

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by a320fan
Sat Mar 26, 2022 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 92
Views: 17732

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2022

Why does KU need to stop in AGP for a flight to MAD? Especially with a 332

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by a320fan
Thu Mar 24, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 50966

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

It is more about QF being cheap. They have cut costs to the wazoo and their service delivery is suffering. A combination of arrogance and bean-counter dominance has meant that their domestic operation, which was once world-leading, is now pretty average. They have outsourced so much of the business...

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by a320fan
Wed Mar 16, 2022 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 50966

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

FYI: Rumours are PER-LHR could resume in as little as the next 2 weeks, however construction in the security and immigration areas of terminal 3 must be finished first. DRW-LHR is around 8100nm with the new southern routing, great circle PER-LHR is 7800nm. The great circle distance from PER-LHR isn...

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by a320fan
Sun Mar 13, 2022 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair and Kulula grounded by South African CAA
Replies: 41
Views: 13037

Re: Comair and Kulula grounded by South African CAA

With BA slapping their brand on the carrier I’m sure there are some concerned heads in London ready to fly someone out to SA if needed. Or depending on what type of returns and strategic purpose Comair is currently proving to BA/IAG they could just divest. 11.5% stake is really too much. The majorit...

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by a320fan
Mon Mar 07, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many airlines' 777s still have 9AB economy seating?
Replies: 19
Views: 3427

Re: How many airlines' 777s still have 9AB economy seating?

Thai still fly 9AB though the 77W I flew on in 2019 was feeling very tired inside with interior mouldings falling off from the takeoff roll vibrations.

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by a320fan
Sun Feb 27, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 63229

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

Qantas rerouting LHR flights through the Middle East and Southern Europe instead of through Russia, effective as of QF2 today, will add about an hour’s flying time https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/qantas-responds/statement-on-london-flight-path/ QF1 & 9 have been clocking almost exactly on 17 ...

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