Clever trick. I'm sure they do want some data, but I'm also sure this will bring a load of publicity, just like that record-setting 747-400 flight did 30 years ago. I remain deeply curious about the "compelling option." I don't understand what Boeing could offer that would be compelling. ...Jump to post
Another interesting diversion today was FJ SUV-SYD ended up diverting to BNE. Equipment was 737-700 DQ-FJF A CX 773ER diverted to BNE today too from what I saw on the YBBN spotters facebook page. There have been some additional scheduled Virgin flights in and out of Townsville due to the Watpac Tow...Jump to post
^ Well there is the constantly mentioned option of moving the 11x 788s to QF mainline. With the few routes that can't be moved to the XLR (namely SYD/MEL-HNL) shifted to QF with it. This would mean more than daily on the SYD-HNL route as QF mainline if that scenario was to occur. A less premium hea...Jump to post
Qantas Group has added 36 A321XLR, 26 of which are conversions from the A321neo and 10 new added to the order. They are leaving the door open at this stage to Qantas itself operating the aircraft and not just limiting it to Jetstar. https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-adds-airbus-a321xlr-to-its-fleet?it...Jump to post
So now the rep is adamant that BNE will be starting in 2020 so there's a definitive timeline. The plot thickens. What has AA announced? As far as I'm aware regarding the AA/QF JV they haven't said anything. Just internal rumours by various sources. Please provide the source for AA's announcement I ...Jump to post
Qantas plans limited 747 domestic flying, most likely all linked to Antarctic charters, SYD-BNE, SYD-MEL and SYD-ADL https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284681/qantas-schedules-boeing-747-domestic-service-in-nw19/ Speaking of domestic 747 flying, QF 744 VH-OEG has made a couple of vis...Jump to post
Air Niugini in talks to start CNS-HKG https://twitter.com/BlueSwanDaily/status/1135787013943300096?s=20 Whilst I applaud Air Niugini for looking to fill the void left by Cathay Pacific (being a North Queenslander I'm gutted CX has dropped HKG-CNS), I do wonder if the public will support them on suc...Jump to post
If I was Qantas CEO I would put a 777-8 on the Perth to London route. I would also have the Perth flight arriving in London a couple hours after the non stop Sydney and Melbourne flights. So the bags from the Melbourne and Sydney non stop flights could be put on the Perth flight when required. This...Jump to post
Virgin Australia to downsize 2 return flights per week between Cairns and Brisbane with an expanded wet lease agreement using Alliance Fokker F100s. https://www.cairnspost.com.au/lifestyle/travel/virgin-australian-downsizes-its-cairnsbrisbane-route/news-story/2f38a531b00afbbdff6508bebccd47b3 My gut ...Jump to post
Cobham Aviation Embraer ERJ-190 VH-ZPT (ex VA and JetGo) is currently on it's way to Perth from Cairns. It arrived into Cairns wearing the JetGo livery (minus titles) on 15th May flying Nashville (BNA) - Van Nuys (VNY) - Hilo (ITO) - Cairns (CNS). Close - the routing is BNA-VNY-ITO- MAJ -CNS- ASP -...Jump to post
Cobham Aviation Embraer ERJ-190 VH-ZPT (ex VA and JetGo) is currently on it's way to Perth from Cairns. It arrived into Cairns wearing the JetGo livery (minus titles) on 15th May flying Nashville (BNA) - Van Nuys (VNY) - Hilo (ITO) - Cairns (CNS).Jump to post
Virgin Australia A330-200 VH-XFG operated a charter to Townsville this morning in support of the Groovin The Moo music festival. The aircraft operated: MEL-TSV VA9001 TSV-MEL VA9900 I suspect a follow up charter will take place tomorrow (Monday) to to pick up the band members and their gear again fo...Jump to post
An extraordinary self-indulgent dummy spit by Philip Adams because he is no longer a member of the Chairman’s Lounge! What a waste of ink and paper for The Australian to print this rambling nonsense, let alone pay for it! https://www.theaustralian.com.au/weekend-australian-magazine/thats-not-the-sp...Jump to post
Wait, why wouldn't it be able to do YVR? I mean AC flies the quite longer YVR-BNE with the 789, and I think are starting AKL with the 788. The only reason I can see for them not being able to start YVR is because of demand (or lack thereof). I can understand why they'd like to have a higher-MTOW 78...Jump to post
VH-YVA has exited the Flying Colours Aviation hangar in Townsville sporting Tiger Air livery. Air New Zealand A320 ZK-OJA has arrived and entered the hangar for a repaint. ZK-OJA will be going in to be repainted either all-white or into an new operators colours - ZK-OJA-OJO are all getting replaced...Jump to post
777ER wrote:AviatorNZ wrote:777ER wrote:Rumour is -OKG is returning all white later tonight. Haven't seen any photos to confirm yet
Do you mean OJG?
Yes lol. Thanks.
Btw, welcome to a.net!
There are many aspects in this feud, the gate space is just one of them. I was also trying to point out that its not all PAPL, QF is as much to blame for this as PAPL. I do get the feeling that QF are trying to back out of the agreement made pre PER-LHR that included them moving over to T1 by the e...Jump to post
With the A321LR replacing the 788 on some routes for JQ, where will the resulting slack be scheduled to? Are any details known yet? Maybe USA mainland but via an secondary route e.g. MEL-AKL-LAX or MEL-NAN-LAX etc so not to directly compete with QF. Or could possibly go to LAS, which would be mainl...Jump to post
A C130 Hercules (presumably RAAF) landed with it's nose gear retracted in Townsville last night. Limited information available at this point in time. Reports on facebook of delays to commercial aircraft waiting for the Hercules to be removed from the runway. https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/new...Jump to post
Does anyone have departure times of the three Cobham RJ100 and one RJ85 that are at Essendon for the footy? TIA VH-NJQ NC441 1100 (RJ100) VH-NJE NC443 1200 (RJ100) VH-NJU NC445 1300 (RJ85) VH-NJP NC447 1700 (RJ100) Victor Pody has posted the following photo on instagram of the 4 avros in Essenden w...Jump to post
What on earth is going on with QF80,NRT-MEL, 8 hours late and now is diverting to Perth from up near Cairns? One of the extra MEL-PER A330 flights has been cancelled tonight so it looks like it is positioning to PER to operate QF1333 PER-MEL. If this is the case it doesnt really explain what happen...Jump to post
Apologies, I didn't get a chance to update on QOH yesterday - I understand there was a delay in getting QOJ back in service, so QOH remained in service as a result. QOJ has returned to service this morning, and as yet QOH has not flown today, so I can only assume the swap occurred last night. No ne...Jump to post
Q400 VH-QOH ('the Pink Lady') will enter paint in TSV this Wednesday when QOJ returns to service - sadly this is expected to end her current pink breast cancer awareness livery, though with Fly Pink running from 15 Oct to 15 Nov perhaps QantasLink will surprise us? VH-QOH positioned to Townsville f...Jump to post
Free luggage, yes, and they interline baggage to the final destination, something they don’t do for JQ-JQ or JQ-QF connections. Not sure about food. I booked a trip from CNS-NRT, HND-CDG-CPH, CPH-CDG-NRT-CNS back in December 2014/January 2015 through Air France which consisted of JQ from CNS-NRT re...Jump to post
oskarclare wrote:Flyingsottsman wrote:Just wondering, does QF fly the 767 freighter into Melbourne?
Nah just SYD-AKL, SYD-CHC and SYD-HKG. I think Cairns also occasionally gets it as well.
I must have been imagining all the FreedomAir signage and FreedomAir aircraft that were landing here at the time then? ;-) They didn't last a very long time (were more a trial than anything), and were to Palmerston North. There was a lot of fanfare at the time. I've just seen ZKNCJ's post and the m...Jump to post
A330freak wrote:Picture of VH-OQF in the new livery in Dubai
https://www.instagram.com/p/BhTng9ClyWw ... e=ig_embed
The Daddy Long Legs that is a spider is the one that we find in Australia. Correct me if Im wrong, but it sure isnt either of those two from above and it has the two piece body. I'm pretty sure its the same one as they tested on an episode of Mythbusters where they tested to see if the myth that 'it...Jump to post
Congratulations on such an achievement johan, well deserved indeed.
I looked at the link and i can honestly say I have never visited any of those sites that "people who visit this page also visit" suggests. Oh well
After spending 2 months in Europe earlier this year, I must admit thinking of this myself. One main difference is of course the traffic. I was in Denmark with a lot of the asia-uk flights buzzing over causing many contrails. But it seemed it was also alot easier to spot overflying aircraft in Europe...Jump to post
Also if you look at the number 8 you may see that it looks like 2 round fuselages on top of each other, therefore signifying the double decker design. As far as I remember the 8 really was to signify the double decker.Jump to post
ZK, Qantas have started naming their aircraft again. All the new 737-800s have names along with the new A330s. As for names running out, they seem to be scraping around at the bottom of the barrell now, but with the retirements of 742s coming up, we should see some names return.Jump to post
F/A-18s, F-15s, C-5B Galaxy on takeoff, P&W powered 707-300s and RB211 powered 747-200s top my list.
On a more regular basis up until recently though was the Fokker F.28-4000. Those baby Speys were special. Wish I could have heard the bigger Speys on the BAC-111.
Springbok, I flew SAS recently on the NRT-CPH-NRT route. English will be fine. The inflight movies are in english and most F/As speak english too. When the captain adresses the cabin he speaks in his native language whether it be norweigen, swedish or danish and repeats it in english. Enjoy your tri...Jump to post