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by Fuling
Sat Mar 18, 2023 3:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Direct flights from Italy to Caribbean?
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: Direct flights from Italy to Caribbean?

Do you know the exact place in the Caribbean that you are headed to? I don’t know if any scheduled airlines fly from Italy to the Caribbean directly, but there are plenty of 1 stop options. I don’t know anything about charter so someone else may have to chime in there. Yeah there aren't many (if an...

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by Fuling
Wed Mar 15, 2023 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2023
Replies: 380
Views: 53026

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2023

I'm still to be convinced that PER has any ongoing usefulness as an international hub above any other port. For the 20 million or so in the east PER offers no obvious advantage over any other stopover port - if a stopover port is necessary. Adelaide residents may look to PER, but only where they do...

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by Fuling
Wed Mar 15, 2023 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2023
Replies: 380
Views: 53026

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2023

The proposed trial in 2020 that never operated was just two one-off flights. This MOU has state government backing probably through the Vic aviation fund, and is proposed at 3x weekly. Let’s hope it happens, the more reach and variety in flights/airlines the better. The big thing now is that EL Al ...

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by Fuling
Tue Mar 07, 2023 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northern Pacific Airways News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 76
Views: 11594

Re: Northern Pacific Airways News and Discussion - 2023

Well you cant fly to Japan, but you can between ONT-LAS effective June 2nd. Loaded in GDS Friday 7H711 ONT-LAS 1400-1500 Sunday 7H777 LAS-ONT 1400-1500 Now I'm starting to join the crowd that thinks the founders are smoking crack. 1 flight a week in each direction? It will probably be full but not ...

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by Fuling
Sun Feb 26, 2023 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023
Replies: 709
Views: 83572

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023

https://twitter.com/aa380fanclub/status ... 94D7tze5lA


Tomorrow in the news:
Qantas crew 'walk off the job' mid flight, diverts to Brisbane
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qf789 wrote:
QF12 LAX-SYD diverting to BNE, presumably it’s crew related as it departed LAX 5 hours late

https://twitter.com/aa380fanclub/status ... 94D7tze5lA


Tomorrow in the news:
Qantas crew 'walk off the job' mid flight, diverts to Brisbane

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by Fuling
Mon Feb 20, 2023 1:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International Transfer in DPS
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: International Transfer in DPS

This won't be considered an intl-intl transfer. You will be required to clear immigration and customs, and collect your luggage in DPS. You will also require a visa depending on your nationality. Once all arrival formalities have been completed, you can go to the QR check in desk and proceed with th...

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by Fuling
Wed Feb 15, 2023 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023
Replies: 709
Views: 83572

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023

Speaking of QFLink fleet replacements, the Fokkers, Dash 8-200s and the 8-300s are getting on. I know they are have low rotations and nothing as old as the ZL Saabs but they're going to have to start making plans to move these along soon. The only real replacement for the Dash 8-200 would be the AT...

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by Fuling
Wed Feb 08, 2023 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does having a flight simulator make you a pilot?
Replies: 31
Views: 2264

Re: Does having a flight simulator make you a pilot?

He's a professional gamer who can hit reset on a bad landing.

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by Fuling
Fri Feb 03, 2023 7:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Korean Air / Asiana this summer
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Re: Korean Air / Asiana this summer

Korean Air: https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/230104-ke380?rq=A380 Asiana Airlines: https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/221122-ozns23380?rq=A380 But this also suggests other routes for Asiana Airlines. Maybe do some dummy bookings on these routes to get a better idea. https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/221226-3...

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by Fuling
Wed Feb 01, 2023 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023
Replies: 709
Views: 83572

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023

QF announced MEL-CGK 3 weekly on the 330. Bit of a surprise! Starting 16th April, rather soon too! https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/flying-kangaroo-launches-international-sale-and-new-route-to-indonesia/ Schedule as follows: QF039 MEL 15:10 CGK 19:15 A330 357 QF040 CGK 21:00 MEL 06:...

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by Fuling
Sun Jan 29, 2023 10:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Create your own startup airline
Replies: 25
Views: 1830

Re: Create your own startup airline

An LCC copy of TAP essentially, based at LIS. Feed Euro routes into LIS connecting to long-haul. Basically hit the big ports across the Americas where IAG, AFKL, VS, TP go. I don’t think this topic has been raised before! How about an airline based in San Antonio with A380’s going nonstop to Europe ...

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by Fuling
Fri Jan 27, 2023 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - January 2023
Replies: 702
Views: 61188

Re: New Zealand Aviation - January 2023

Poor weather in Auckland is making a lot of flights divert to CHC and WLG just now. The internationals seem to be diverting to CHC and domestic flights to WLG. Would have been cool seeing more of the widebody aircraft going to WLG but understandable they're not Apparently someone skidded on landing...

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by Fuling
Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 93970

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

ben175 wrote:
Odds on NZ resuming seasonal PER-CHC?


With what aircraft? NZ can't even operate AKL-PER with their own fleet it's that tight. Maybe eventually for CHC-PER, but most likely not within the year.

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by Fuling
Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 93970

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

EK are boosting both MEL and SYD back up to triple daily from 26 March! This marks the return of the popular MEL-SIN-DXB service as well! https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/emirates-777-melbourne-sydney-dubai#comment-149642 & just last week we were discussing the return of EK416/417 ;) EK4...

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by Fuling
Wed Jan 18, 2023 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Aviation - 2023
Replies: 112
Views: 18151

Re: Japan Aviation - 2023

Wonder what's going from Sapporo to Melbourne :| QR to operate a one-off CTS-MEL cargo flight. https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/230118-qrccts What are they going to replace the 772s? They don’t have any near term deliveries of 787s except one 788 going to Zipair. They have some A350-1000s coming to re...

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by Fuling
Sun Jan 15, 2023 5:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is CUN not served from Asia?
Replies: 37
Views: 2875

Re: Why is CUN not served from Asia?

If KE or NH/JL were to start ICN/NRT-CUN flights, it would be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. I mean, that's a given. Their B787 fleets would be better suited to SZG or VIE. CUN is the most popular destination overseas though, so perhaps KE or NH could use their A380, or JL could get some ...

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by Fuling
Sun Jan 15, 2023 12:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is CUN not served from Asia?
Replies: 37
Views: 2875

Re: Why is CUN not served from Asia?

0hAerqplane wrote:
CUN is the most visited destination from overseas.


I guess you mean from the US? Because that changes depending on the origin country. From Australia it would be NZ or Bali. From Sth Korea it would be San Antonio, etc.

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by Fuling
Sat Jan 14, 2023 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DL/AA/UA Haneda Slots?
Replies: 30
Views: 7601

Re: Future of DL/AA/UA Haneda Slots?

If I were DL, I would move the PDX and HNL slots to make LAX-HND and ATL-HND double daily. DL cannot just move slots around as they wish, the slots were approved based on the origin of each flight. Arrival and departure times are pretty fixed as well, so you'd have 2x LAX and ATL flights each opera...

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by Fuling
Fri Jan 13, 2023 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 93970

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

I wonder if VA is still planning to make changes to their CNS schedules. Currently they don't have any early morning flights from CNS to SYD or MEL, with first flights of the day both departing at 10:45am. It won't be ideal for connections considering the 4h30m transit time. On the topic of VA and ...

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by Fuling
Thu Jan 12, 2023 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 93970

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

Thought I'd book VA BNE-CNS-HND return. I'm not sure I want to travel 8+ hours on a 737 but the pricing in J was really keen (even compared to JQ Business out of OOL to NRT) and the connection in CNS outbound was timely (not so much inbound but not impossible). My normal route on SQ via SIN is much...

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by Fuling
Tue Jan 10, 2023 2:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Touring Cancun, part 2 of going to Cancun on United Airlines!
Replies: 8
Views: 3169

Re: Touring Cancun, part 2 of going to Cancun on United Airlines!

0hAerqplane wrote:
Then we took off and then at cruising altitude, I was served pretzels and chose Sprite as the drink.


What a truly world class airline... appalling.

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by Fuling
Tue Jan 10, 2023 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 93970

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

Chinese airlines ramping up services to Australia: China Eastern: - SYD-PVG increases to x3 weekly 77W service from 20JAN - MEL-PVG resumes x3 weekly 789 service from 24JAN China Southern: - SYD-CAN increase to daily A359 service from 01FEB - MEL-CAN resumes x3 weekly from 25JAN then daily A359 ser...

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by Fuling
Mon Jan 09, 2023 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Aviation - 2023
Replies: 112
Views: 18151

Re: Japan Aviation - 2023

Current plans are: UA: IAD - 25 March 2023 (first flight to HND) HNL - 25 March 2023 (first flight to HND) DL: HNL - 8 March 2023 (first flight to HND) PDX - 25 March 2023 (first flight to HND) MSP - 25 March 2023 (resuming service) NH: SJC - cancelled HA: KOA - 12 March 2023 (resuming service) AA:...

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by Fuling
Sun Jan 08, 2023 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Aviation - 2023
Replies: 112
Views: 18151

Re: Japan Aviation - 2023

For some Japan-US routes are still up in air and don't know when or if it will be resumed. Like following: UA: IAD - 25 March 2023 (first flight to HND) HNL - 25 March 2023 (first flight to HND) HNL-HND for UA? I think UA only have HND slots for SFO, LAX, EWR, IAD and ORD. They used to prioritise I...

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by Fuling
Sat Jan 07, 2023 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Aviation - 2023
Replies: 112
Views: 18151

Re: Japan Aviation - 2023

For some Japan-US routes are still up in air and don't know when or if it will be resumed. Like following: UA: HNL-NRT IAD-NRT/NND DL: PDX-HND HNL-HND NH: SJC-HND HA: KOA-HND Current plans are: UA: IAD - 25 March 2023 (first flight to HND) HNL - 25 March 2023 (first flight to HND) DL: HNL - 8 March...

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by Fuling
Mon Jan 02, 2023 3:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any El Al employees on this board? Have a question
Replies: 10
Views: 1737

Re: Any El Al employees on this board? Have a question

So just to be clear, you are trying to avoid paying for a 5th seat selection, correct? If so, the issue you face is someone selecting the F seat. Not much can be done after that, and it may mean that the adults are stuck with D and G, and the kids in H, J and K, or adult 1 in D, 15 y.o. in G, adult ...

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by Fuling
Fri Dec 30, 2022 1:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if UA were to deploy the Boeing 737 for European flights
Replies: 41
Views: 2913

Re: What would happen if UA were to deploy the Boeing 737 for European flights

UA should fly 737s from San Antonio to Europe because Europeans want to see the Alamo and Riverwalk How about UA try something like a milk run between SAT-EWR-(AMS/CDG/LHR)-VIE-ICN because they would have service to UA hubs in ICN and VIE and people can see Mozart and Haydn's birthplace in VIE. Wou...

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by Fuling
Thu Dec 29, 2022 12:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if UA were to deploy the Boeing 737 for European flights
Replies: 41
Views: 2913

Re: What would happen if UA were to deploy the Boeing 737 for European flights

johns624 wrote:
Mortyman wrote:
The real question is, why would you want to fly a narrowbody insead of a widebody ?
What difference does the size of the plane make? It's all about seat width and legroom.


Turbulence, space to move around, hard product offerings, seat width/pitch to name a few.

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by Fuling
Wed Dec 28, 2022 6:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if UA were to deploy the Boeing 737 for European flights
Replies: 41
Views: 2913

Re: What would happen if UA were to deploy the Boeing 737 for European flights

Europe flights. A321XLR can fly to BER, WAW, and LIM for Latin American flights. A321neo could be used for PDL, and smaller cities in Europe. Exactly, thanks for helping to prove my point. So why is the 737 MAX needed for Europe, and as you suggest, EWR-LHR/MAN/MAD/AMS etc.? Popular destinations th...

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by Fuling
Wed Dec 28, 2022 3:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if UA were to deploy the Boeing 737 for European flights
Replies: 41
Views: 2913

Re: What would happen if UA were to deploy the Boeing 737 for European flights

They install United Polaris lie flat seats on the 737 MAX 8 and then use it for transatlantic flights as an alternative to the 757-200, can fly to smaller cities in Europe from EWR. Re Polaris on the 737 MAX: No. Re 737 MAX replacing the 757 to Europe: So basically what the A321neo and A231XLR were...

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by Fuling
Wed Dec 28, 2022 1:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if UA were to deploy the Boeing 737 for European flights
Replies: 41
Views: 2913

Re: What would happen if UA were to deploy the Boeing 737 for European flights

What would happen if UA deployed their 737s for European flights to LHR, MAN, MAD, and AMS from EWR. UA would lose money and capacity. A question for you OP, why would UA waste valuable LHR and AMS slots on a 737 MAX without an international business class when they already make bank on a 767 and 7...

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by Fuling
Wed Dec 28, 2022 1:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if UA were to deploy the Boeing 737 for European flights
Replies: 41
Views: 2913

Re: What would happen if UA were to deploy the Boeing 737 for European flights

What would happen if UA deployed their 737s for European flights to LHR, MAN, MAD, and AMS from EWR. UA would lose money and capacity. A question for you OP, why would UA waste valuable LHR and AMS slots on a 737 MAX without an international business class when they already make bank on a 767 and 7...

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by Fuling
Mon Dec 26, 2022 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 73237

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

https://www.reuters.com/world/china/chi ... 022-12-26/
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China is scrapping all quarantine restrictions for inbound travellers from 8 January 2023. Wonder what this means for QF and SYD-PVG.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/world/china/chi ... 022-12-26/

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by Fuling
Mon Dec 26, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: PHX-Sicily Itinerary Suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 1241

Re: PHX-Sicily Itinerary Suggestions

For PMO: BA's one-stop only works if you depart PHX on a Sunday night. There are no one-stop connections on the return. No CTA one-stop options in either direction. For PMO: Condor's one-stop (with connection on Lufthansa) only works if you depart PHX on a Saturday night. No CTA one-stop options on ...

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by Fuling
Sat Dec 24, 2022 4:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should an airline fire me for being an unprofitable customer ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1939

Re: Should an airline fire me for being an unprofitable customer ?

I'm not going to repeat anything others have already said above, but LCC's also make money from advertising. So using you as a statistic for advertising sales helps them.

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by Fuling
Thu Dec 22, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your most exciting aircraft swaps
Replies: 59
Views: 5021

Re: Your most exciting aircraft swaps

Just after QF32 and the subsequent grounding of their A380's, I got swapped to a B747-400ER on LAX-MEL. And because of that, I got upgraded to premium economy because economy was full.

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by Fuling
Tue Dec 20, 2022 12:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Christmas miracle needed...anyone from VS?
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: Christmas miracle needed...anyone from VS?

VS can't help you as your ticket is with (issued by) Trip.com. They are really the only ones that can help you change this ticket. You could try the airline operating SEA-SFO, but it's doubtful they will be able to do anything either.

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by Fuling
Mon Dec 19, 2022 6:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why weren't North America-Thailand/Malaysia/Indonesia money makers?
Replies: 16
Views: 2463

Re: Why weren't North America-Thailand/Malaysia/Indonesia money makers?

Very interesting, never knew about the potential A345 US/TG deal. I do remember seeing a TG A345 or 346 at LAX in 2006 and then a 772 at LAX in 2012 or '13 that came from BKK via ICN (?). Personally think an A345 would've looked great in US colors based on their A330s but that's a whole other threa...

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by Fuling
Thu Dec 15, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most out of the way tickets you can find.
Replies: 19
Views: 1745

Re: Most out of the way tickets you can find.

Pre-Covid, ET would sometimes be pretty cheap for Japan to US-East Coast. The trip would be around $1300USD for NRT-(ICN)-ADD-(DUB)-IAD return. Never did the trip myself unfortunately.

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by Fuling
Wed Dec 14, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long haul airline and route development at LGW
Replies: 114
Views: 5167

Re: Which airlines/routes operate from Gatwick because they can't get slots at Heathrow?

Not sure Bamboo Airways are too keen on LHR slots, in an effort to keep costs low. I'd assume Ukraine International Airlines is the only other airline at LGW that would want LHR. Of course those airlines at both might want more LHR slots, but otherwise that's all I'd say.

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by Fuling
Wed Dec 14, 2022 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 73237

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

My 16:10 qantas flight from BNE to SYD got cancelled this afternoon after they said that my original 16:40 flight could be delayed so I changed to 16:10 and now after they cancelled 16:10 I got put back to even later 5pm flight and was given a middle seat with no other options. Wonderful customer s...

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by Fuling
Tue Dec 13, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA's London to Bangkok route - Is it ever returning?
Replies: 6
Views: 2153

Re: BA's London to Bangkok route - Is it ever returning?

817Dreamliiner wrote:
Pretty sure it's been fully dropped now.


On what basis?

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by Fuling
Tue Dec 13, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 73237

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

Kriskim is correct, ANA announced double daily SYD-HND before Covid. PER was planned to remain as PER-NRT, which makes sense in a market without direct competition. NRT is still adequate as an airport for Tokyo, while also remaining the primary long haul connecting hub for both ANA and JAL, both of...

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by Fuling
Mon Dec 12, 2022 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 73237

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

BNE-HND is 3 x weekly replacing the pre covid daily BNE-NRT. You could argue its an overall reduction rather than a new route. Very easily argue it. A change of airport is probably technically a new route, but it’s still the same city. If QF want to promo it as a new route, their marketing departme...

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by Fuling
Mon Dec 12, 2022 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 73237

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

QF sent a newsletter this morning annoucing 3 new routes including BNE-HND. Have I missed the news that VA have already lost the HND slots? Even more destinations on the Qantas network We've added three new routes to expand our global network, including flights from Sydney to Incheon (Seoul), Melbo...

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by Fuling
Mon Dec 12, 2022 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 73237

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

QF sent a newsletter this morning annoucing 3 new routes including BNE-HND. Have I missed the news that VA have already lost the HND slots? Even more destinations on the Qantas network We've added three new routes to expand our global network, including flights from Sydney to Incheon (Seoul), Melbo...

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by Fuling
Mon Dec 12, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 73237

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

Interesting how markets change. The 90's and early 2000's were so focused on inbound tourism from Japan, it was huge wasn't it I remember flying to BNE-NRT on a JAL 747-200 back in 1999 - we even got upgraded into the business cabin (with economy service) as I guess business wasn't sold on these fl...

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by Fuling
Sat Dec 10, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 73237

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

Qantas today (10 Dec) resumes ICN after 15 years. VH-QPF is doing the honours.

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by Fuling
Wed Dec 07, 2022 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 73237

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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