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by qf002
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272375

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Better deals on future Dreamliners (since QF are probably going to order a bunch to replace some of their A330 fleet), or perhaps deals on being an early MoM/797 customer (Qantas could use it on Transcon/Trans-Tasman and also on flights to lower-yield Asian cities and/or flights from smaller Austra...

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by qf002
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57643

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

I've counted it and Melbourne has over 17 flights during the 8 til end of curfew (excluding code shares). Sydney does still have a number of flights but I could only find 15 flights. My point is that that the Sydney basin has room to expand and is being held back by the curfew and with the opening ...

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by qf002
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57643

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

There is one thing that SWZ can do that SYD can't, curfew free flights. If you look at Sydney and Melbourne airports, Sydney airport is basically closed up for international flights before 8pm (only a few flights operate late), whereas Melbourne is positively busy around 11pm. SYD has more internat...

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by qf002
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57643

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Is this is Melbourne, or maybe in Sydney in readiness for SYD becoming a new 787 base as the 747s are phased out? QF’s 787 training has been done almost exclusively out of Sydney so far, they’ve had a simulator up here since 2017 in addition to the JQ one in Melbourne. This is their second simulato...

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by qf002
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57643

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/113 ... ey-service


I guess QF got AKL in the divorce and EK got CHC.
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qf789 wrote:
Jetstar to cancel SYD-CHC services from mid October

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/113 ... ey-service


I guess QF got AKL in the divorce and EK got CHC.

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by qf002
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61442

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Star Alliance is no longer an option for VA due to the NZ bust-up, and it's not likely that NZ/UA will lift their veto rights on any potential (but unlikely) VA application (in addition to NZ's alleged demands for VA to give all international). You never know, new CEOs at both VA and NZ might open ...

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by qf002
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61442

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

When I arrived and departed HBA for the first time last year I already knew there were no aerobridges in place. The stairs on two occasions were slippery because of the rain, or the showery drizzle, which can be more treacherous, especially at night. When we disembarked the 747 last November, there...

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by qf002
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?
Replies: 55
Views: 10224

Re: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?

QF has never stuck to their announced timeline when it comes to 744 retirements. There’s no reason why things will be different now, I’ve always expected the last 744s to remain in the fleet until the Project Sunrise aircraft enters around 2022-23. It doesn’t make sense for them to replace all of th...

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by qf002
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272375

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

speedbird52 wrote:
Interesting. Thanks. Shame Brisbane sees so few 747s nowadays


I believe it’s now zero as far as regular operations go.

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by qf002
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does NZ offer free meals/alcohol on domestic/trans-tasman flights?
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Re: Does NZ offer free meals/alcohol on domestic/trans-tasman flights?

UAUA wrote:
Qantas offers free alcohol+food on all flights I know


QF offers full international service to/from NZ.

Alcohol is only free after 4pm on most domestic flights, I think it’s free all day on transcon flights.

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by qf002
Sun May 19, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of medivac certification onboard TN 789’s
Replies: 40
Views: 6178

Re: TN issues with the 789..

[Given the high healthcare standard in NZ and Australia, France Gov can instead, reach an agreement with NZ & Australia Gov and bear the costs for people from PPT for the treatment. Given the small population, it won't add too much pressure to NZ and Australia healthcare system and better flyin...

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by qf002
Sun May 19, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of medivac certification onboard TN 789’s
Replies: 40
Views: 6178

Re: TN issues with the 789..

The other thing to remember is that the majority of medical transportations are repatriations (getting patients home after initial treatment) rather than evacuations (getting people to initial treatment). It would make sense that a significant proportion of repatriations from Tahiti would be back to...

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by qf002
Sat May 11, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272375

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

I like to compare going for 777s now to going for 747s back in the early-2000s when everybody else was excited for the 77W. I don't think QF will make the same mistake twice. If the A350 can make the distance then it's is a platform which will serve them well for decades. It's a new generation aircr...

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by qf002
Thu May 02, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s
Replies: 76
Views: 15303

Re: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s

Forget about LAX, I'm more interested in NAN-JFK (which is probably stretching it in FJ's configuration).

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by qf002
Thu May 02, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60183

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

TN486T wrote:
AJ should be knighted for his services to Australian Aviation at some point.


He's already an AC which is the highest civilian honour in Australia.

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by qf002
Wed May 01, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 57054

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

With QANTAS's Fleet repaint will the Mendoorwoorrji Livery be ditched or will it be adapted to the new Silver Roo Scheme or could we see an entirely new scheme on a 737? My guess is that Mendoorwoorji will be one of the last 737 to be repainted and they will probably replace the design with a new o...

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by qf002
Wed May 01, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60183

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

waoz1 wrote:
https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6031609306001?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkuq70on54QIVzQorCh37FgZzEAAYASAAEgLPxfD_BwE


Thoughts?
April fools was last month surely


Have you spent the last few years living under a rock?

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by qf002
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67402

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Whatsaptudo wrote:
Aren’t they replacing A320’s?


You don’t pay the extra for the LR if you intend to just use it on short routes.

They only need about 6 A321s to replace the 788s flying to DPS.

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by qf002
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67402

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

What do you guys think? Certainly a possibility. I IIRC though, JQ's announcement at the time I think stated that the A321LRs are focused mostly on the East Coast-Bali runs, with perhaps either domestic or Pacific Island runs in-between to maximise utilisation. With 18 A321LRs on order I think it’s...

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by qf002
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67402

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Also something on the local aviation media scene, Australian Business Traveller is going global and will change its name to "Executive Traveller". Hopefully still decent coverage of AU stories https://www.ausbt.com.au/introducing-executive-traveller?utm_source=hero Guess this helps them j...

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by qf002
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67402

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

The most compelling thing to suggest QF could take the 788s is the fact that most of their A332 fleet is leased and those leases will start coming up for renewal in the early-2020s (if we assume they are on standard 10-12 year terms). The 788s could be seen as a cheap way for QF to replace A332 capa...

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by qf002
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67402

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

QF couldn't wait to get out of DXB. If they were really that desperate to dump A380 capacity (which I don't think they are) then they would use SIN and HKG. Routes like BNE-SIN and MEL-HKG really aren't all that far-fetched (especially the latter given slot restrictions and renewed relations with CX...

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by qf002
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67402

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Awesome add but I find it crazy that they are opening a route like SYD-CTS while there are still such big gaps elsewhere.

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by qf002
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 151
Views: 21494

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approval?

Planes4you wrote:
Because qantas 787s aren’t flying out of SYD


Yes they are, started on SYD-HKG in March and will ramp up later this year as 787s replace the remaining 744s (which fly exclusively out of SYD).

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by qf002
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today
Replies: 54
Views: 11103

Re: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today

Looks like a door!? Yeah, I guess it only closes halfway though. I'm guessing this is being lost in some translation... I am thinking something likethe DL suites where there is about a 1.5 inch gap that the door doesn't fully close. Nope, the sliding panel (it is not a door by any definition) appar...

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by qf002
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did I get struck by lightning?
Replies: 8
Views: 2268

Re: Did I get struck by lightning?

Possibly, the return QR28 was delayed by a couple of hours which could have been due to an inspection at MAN. I'm a bit surprised that the pilots wouldn't have returned to DOH in the first place though, especially with a fairly long flight ahead. Have often read in the past of flights returning to t...

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by qf002
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75957

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Cheers qf002, what network changes have been made to free up 789's for QF127/128 or was there slack in their schedules? They've had a 789 on MEL-HKG since late last year which now switches back to A330s. More broadly speaking, this 789 was supposed to be flying a new route to the US from BNE but as...

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by qf002
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75957

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

I see -ZNG is operating QF128 tonight HKG-SYD anyone know the reason as it's normally a 744/380 route? Could this also be a knock on effect of -ZND going u/s in BNE earlier in the week? QF127/128 now gets the 789 six days a week, officially from tomorrow but I guess it made more sense to start toda...

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by qf002
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75957

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

The whole argument over why they chose a early morning arrival from PER into LHR at around 5am was to minimise hold times, the same would apply to other non-stops, therefore if any flight is going to land at LHR at lunchtime it will be the SIN one. Was it? I remember it being mentioned but the sche...

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by qf002
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75957

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Qantas owns 4 pairs of slots 2 morning arrivals, 2 lunch time arrivals and departures with two evening departures. It's actually three early morning arrivals and one at lunchtime. What times do you think we will see on SYD-LHR? Would it likely be evening departures and morning arrivals both ways to...

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by qf002
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR marks 1 year of operation, route exceeds expectations
Replies: 47
Views: 8577

Re: Qantas PER-LHR marks 1 year of operation, route exceeds expectations

That is true currently, BUT bilaterals can be changed/cancelled on 12 months notice and governments can do things outside the bilateral. Just suppose the Australian government did impose such a restriction [NOT saying its likely but just suppose] also suppose that QF & BA are flying the route n...

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by qf002
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75957

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

keithball288 wrote:
Just Wondering What Happened to the 5 Jet Go aircraft's After Jetgo Ceased Operations. Where did they end up. Anyone Know?


There was one sat at SYD for a while, not sure if it’s still there.

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by qf002
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75957

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

I doubt QF can afford to operate routes like CNS/Gold coast-NRT/KIX. They might be able to given their lower cost base these days. SYD-KIX would have been inconceivable 5-10 years ago and they have BNE-NRT now so probably wouldn’t need to replace the OOL flights anyway. Or they could make a deal wi...

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by qf002
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 47006

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

The 779 would look a lot bigger if it had the same size windows as the 77W, same reason why a 787 can sometimes look smaller than an A330 in photos.

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by qf002
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75957

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Routes like HNL (except from SYD), SGN or HKT really struggle to stack up in a QF cost structure, so it would likely have to walk away from them if it moved to rid JQ of the widebody fleet. Under old QF, yes. But new QF is actively expanding into more leisure-based routes so who knows? It helps tha...

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by qf002
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75957

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

All others, Except for the 4 -200’s that QF used for LAX and BOM (I can’t remember the Registrations) that are now in the QF fleet, were originally delivered directly to JQ. Not exactly. EBA, EBB, EBC, EBD, EBJ, EBK - delivered to QF, later operated for JQ EBE, EBF, EBQ, EBR, EBS - all delivered st...

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by qf002
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75957

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

smi0006 wrote:
QF 330s went to JQ, then came back to QF....


Some did, later aircraft were delivered directly to JQ from the factory.

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by qf002
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75957

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

I was trying to do some back of a napkin numbers and with a comparable configuration to the 789s they would be something like 28J, 21W, 139Y = 188. I personally doubt that Qantas could make money with such a low density configuration as while the 788's trip costs are lower than the 789 they aren't ...

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by qf002
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75957

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Now I read a lot of that as bullsh*t but my friend says this guy has a decent track record of being correct with inside info. The biggest problem remains aircraft availability, unless the mid-year announcement includes a line that reads “we’re keeping the 744s an extra 2-3 years”. Looking at an add...

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by qf002
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 24073

Re: British Airways tease new ClubWorld seat on social media

alan3 wrote:
If rear facing seating was the way of the future more airlines than just AA and BA would be doing it.


Like EY and QR? The latter being arguably the best J product out there today.

It might not be common but it is very effective when implemented properly (ie not like AA!).

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by qf002
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75957

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

It was raised because of the MAX as an aircraft by the journalist. Fair enough. I didn't read the article, was just responding to the points which were brought across into the thread. And you really think they're just "buying it for the sake of it"...? Really?! Because that's how billion ...

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by qf002
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75957

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Well JQ should nix the 32X order too, on that logic. Not that there's a lot of logic going on re the MAX these days - a lot of assertions without evidence. Except that JQ is very profitable and has a tangible use for their A321neos unlike VA which seems to be buying for the sake of it. The issue in...

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by qf002
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75957

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

They are only getting 6 more 789s to replace 8 remaining 744s. incorrect. the 6 789s are replacing the 744ER's the current the 744's are being replaced by the initial order for 8 The initial 8 are already delivered, however 2 more 744s will leave over the next few months probablyboth before the nex...

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by qf002
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75957

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Captdasbomb wrote:
Thought each 747 was being replaced by 2 787s so as not to lose capacity by making Chile & South Africa into daily flights


They are only getting 6 more 789s to replace 8 remaining 744s.

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by qf002
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75957

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

In short I think it is likely that the A380 will take over at least one current 747 route for the short-medium term until either more 787s or the Sunrise aircraft enter the fleet. Yes, there is no way QF can rely solely on incoming 787s to replace the 744 fleet. It’s not a coincidence that the A380...

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by qf002
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75957

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

I really don’t see QF deploying the 789 to HND. The A333 is perfectly capable for this mission and would seem to me to be a waste of resources. 28 premium seats on an A330 vs 70 on a 789 is a significant difference. While the A333 is technically capable of doing SYD-TYO (as is has done in the past)...

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by qf002
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75957

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

SYD-HKG should be a 380 route. They only sent the A380 to HKG year round for the first (and maybe second?) year. It was then made seasonal (along the with timing changes at LHR) so that they could upgauge DFW and has alternated between A380 and 744 across the year for 5+ years now. And now that the...

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by qf002
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B77W
Replies: 42
Views: 8316

Re: British Airways B77W

J343 wrote:
Given the recent order of the 77X, does this mean that the B77W isn't working for them?


I don’t follow your logic - surely ordering more of an aircraft would suggest that they are very happy it? Don’t forget they have also ordered an extra three 77Ws which are arriving this year.

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by qf002
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise: Does Airbus have the upper hand?
Replies: 51
Views: 9131

Re: Project Sunrise: Does Airbus have the upper hand?

QF started with a hard 300 seat, full payload to LHR requirement which meant that really only the 778 was in contention. More recently they’ve pulled back somewhat which was a clear attempt to bring the A350 more into the picture. Whether they’ve done that to extract a better price from Boeing or be...

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by qf002
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Vanuatu orders 4 A220
Replies: 43
Views: 9279

Re: Air Vanuatu orders 4 A220

Qantas code shares with Air Vanuatu... :roll: Flights are bookable on Qantas.com Yes, I’m aware. I’m confused how QF is supposedly "eating NF’s lunch" as you claimed when they are putting passengers on NF services and when their codeshare support is probably a major reason that NF can loo...

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