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by a36001
Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 32465

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2020

Does anyone know when and why the RAAF put the Australian flag on the tails of A36-001 & A36-002? Ref my user name and photo..

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by a36001
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 32465

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2020

so for the VIC border restrictions -I am from VIC and I am staying over Xmas in a green zone but have to travel by car/train through a orange zone to Sydney airport to fly back to VIC after Xmas, do I have to get tested and self quarantine? It's all a bit up in the air as even the airlines don't kno...

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by a36001
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 32465

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2020

qf2220 wrote:
zkncj wrote:
FJ moved its entitled jet fleet to SYD/AKL to sit out the storm, as they normally do in the case of an cyclone.


Those jets flying at 30,000+ft really have an inflated view of themselves huh ;)...


Please.... where is the like button :D :lol:

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by a36001
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas is officially 100 years old today [16 Nov 2020] - happy birthday!
Replies: 22
Views: 25586

Re: Qantas is officially 100 years old today - happy birthday!

Happy Birthday Big Red! :D

What a year to celebrate your centenary... lets hope the 200th celebrations will be a lot more normal than this one!

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by a36001
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 49610

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2020

Unlike ZNL and ZNM, ZNN entered storage without being in full QF livery, was this aircraft due for a special paint job https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Empo1L9UwAA3N1b?format=jpg&name=large https://twitter.com/jenschuld/status/1326988309948600321?s=21 Given that a Qatar 789 flew to VCV unpainted, it...

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by a36001
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 49610

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2020

It's not only REX that QF seem to be trying to knock out of marginal markets It seems that QQ are in their sights as well QQ recently launched Maroochy Cairns and Canberra along with Canberra Cairns 1 stop via Maroochy So QF jumps in yesterday announcing Canberra to Maroochy and Cairns direct Nobod...

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by a36001
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 50995

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2020

So with the QLD state election now over and with the government not changing (like that was going to happen in the middle of a national crisis anyway) I really hope the QLD/NSW border can now reopen entirely. There is no election to fight now and the QLD tourism industry is sinking fast! We need to ...

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by a36001
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 52912

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

I wouldn't exactly call cabin crew training minimal to be honest - they would have to cover everything from customer service through to evacuating an aircraft. Some carriers like Easyjet training is just under 3 weeks. Jetstar I believe is 5 weeks... It's not that much training. The length of the t...

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by a36001
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Airlines (former Jetstar Pacific) revealed its livery after rebrand
Replies: 18
Views: 3806

Re: Pacific Airlines (former Jetstar Pacific) revealed its livery after rebrand

Reminds me of Cubana Airways. But it’s not the worst livery I’ve seen. Orange and blue are a nice combo.

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by a36001
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant closes overhead bins upside down with high heels
Replies: 18
Views: 8620

Re: Flight attendant closes overhead bins upside down with high heels

Very clever and a little bit of fun in this meiserable time. I just hope HR, OHS and MX Depts are as entertained!

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by a36001
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 54815

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

I suppose if QF have said at a group level 787's are going to USa that would include the JQ ones. The QF the exec group yesterday only mentioned the QF 787's going to the US for storage with some staying here but didn't say where in Australia they would be stored. I didn't hear the JQ 787 fleet men...

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by a36001
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 54815

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Qantas are sending 6 of their 787 fleet to VCV for storage, 3 will be stored at LAX the rest here in Oz.No word on the JQ birds?

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by a36001
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 1137
Views: 165491

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

Qantas are sending 6 of their 787's to Victorville to keep the A380 fleet company. 3 will be stored at LAX the rest will remain in Australia.

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by a36001
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 54815

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Looks like stage 4 restrictions could be announced for Melbourne tomorrow, with the rest of Victoria looking like being placed back into stage 3. At this rate, unrestricted interstate travel from Victoria this side of Christmas looks very doubful.... https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/numb...

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by a36001
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 56780

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Really classy way to round out 747 service at Qantas!

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by a36001
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 69956

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Well I eat my hat. Qantas is planning a little farewell for the 747. Details to be released when Qantas chooses.

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by a36001
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 69956

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Qantas have just made 6,000 of their people redundant and made many many more on extended stand down, though the retirement of the 747 in Qantas service is an end of an era, I doubt Qantas would want to be celebrating anything, even their own centenary celebrations have been mostly cancelled! If you...

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by a36001
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 69956

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

My thoughts are with the over 5000 QANTAS staff set to be axed on Friday. https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/looming-staff-cuts-at-qantas-likely-larger-than-the-2014-purge-of-5000-20200624-p555st.html The townhall tomorrow should be very interesting. A lot of nervous people right now! We wer...

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by a36001
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 69956

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Yeah, same here. They said earlier in the year that they would have some celebratory flights, but that hasn't materialized. It seems that July 1 will be the last flight for the Queen of the Skies with Qantas. At least it will still have the full livery when it touches down at MHV. I'm sure that the...

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by a36001
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 69956

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Qantas has further removed 747-400ERs from its operating schedule. In addition, skyliners shows that the recent ones that flew to MHV are for part out/scrap. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/291719/qantas-augsep-2020-sydney-tokyo-aircraft-changes/ https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/r...

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by a36001
Sat May 23, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 70046

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

The QLD border closure is now purely political and will be at the cost of domestic tourism measured in the billions! There are thousands of airline crews grounded around the country that want/desperately need to work ( I live with one who has itchy feet that I want to return to flying as quickly as ...

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by a36001
Wed May 20, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 70046

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Seems that Qantas has bought out Cobham Australia's National Jet Systems, which operated the QantasLink B717s https://www.afr.com/companies/transport/qantas-brings-regional-fleet-back-in-house-20200520-p54uup paywall free link ... https://newsinfopark.com/economy/2020-05-20/article/qantas-brings-re...

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by a36001
Sat May 16, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 70046

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

qf2220 wrote:
a36001 wrote:
actually the Rex livery looks pretty good on the 737 and A320. A bit 90's corporate perhaps but classy all the same. Doubt it will happen though.


If you want 90s corporate go look at their website. Its a journey back in time!


haha I just did and oh boy are you right! :-)

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by a36001
Sat May 16, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 70046

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Here is what a 737, A320 and even an A332 would look like in REX colour's, time for a new paint job perhaps? https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/97579174_2754389371500730_1184152604112846848_n.png?_nc_cat=101&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=7eUgdHxaIEUAX-2hg-4&_nc_ht=scontent-syd2-1.xx...

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by a36001
Thu May 07, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 70046

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

UA crew in 747 days used to often fly LAX-SYD-SFO-SYD-LAX so I don't see there being really any substance to the SYD-LAX route permanently going and NZ taking their place. The aircraft used to do that. The crew were definitely LAX>SYD>LAX & SFO>SYD>SFO there was no triangle flying. When the MEL...

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by a36001
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 118953

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Not relevant in either forum, their would probably be a VS forum though if you have a hunt through them. Relevant only in the sense that SQ has said no to an investment in VA, speculated because Temasek/SingGovt doesn't want to see bailout money going offshore. Yet at the same time Temasek is consi...

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by a36001
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 118953

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

[quote="QF742"]I think now that VA have entered administration and sorting themselves out, a further industry package will make its way from the govt. I agree with that. I think the government were not overly happy about aiding Virgin in their current form, a new smaller carrier that is no...

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by a36001
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 342
Views: 59357

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

What does need to happen is an Protection from Qantas ACT needs to be put in place, for new players. For example rules around what Qantas can or can’t do, it Australia wants to have two airlines. What do you have in mind? I don't know what The Qantas Act entails, but from your statement it seems th...

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by a36001
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 731
Views: 136565

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Is there any market for the used 717s? I don't see a value in an exchange if they would just be junked. Are they less-used than HA's current fleet on 717s, that could at least extend 717 flying those short hops in Hawaii? Qantas might be interested and could use a few or at least take some for part...

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by a36001
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 118953

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

News Corp is reporting that Joyce and his senior staff are having celebratory drinks tonight...... I highy doubt they are. Even though they are potent rivals, Alan Joyce and the Qantas leadership take no joy out of the fact that nearly 10 thousand people have potentially lost their jobs! Remember t...

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by a36001
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 118953

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

VAH's trading suspension doesn't formally end until April 22. If there's an annoucement today, I suspect it may be related to the recent news articles reporting on the "pointless" fight between NSW and QLD for the "VA mk II" HQ. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-20/coronavirus...

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by a36001
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.
Replies: 55
Views: 9471

Re: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.

Would having a hand sanitizer station at the door of the aircraft and medical grade masks available to all passengers help and eliminate the need for blocking off the middle seat? I'd be ok sitting next to a person with the knowledge that person has been disinfected along with me. If the airlines ma...

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by a36001
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 118953

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

I think you've got far too many zero's in that number, that don't even make anywhere near that in revenue... Being 62% state owned by the Chinese government, they get afforded luxuries many airlines do not. One of those things being huge cash reserves. Do not throw BS in here where you cannot backu...

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by a36001
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 118953

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

This rumor of MU buying VA is truly worrying! If this takes place I can say with every fibre of my being I will not ever set foot on a VA (or what ever third rate name they are called) airplane. And this is not a political statement it is about keeping the playing field level! The same foreign owner...

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by a36001
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 118953

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

May I remind you to keep politics out of this thread? If you are interested in discussing any specific subject with respect to politics, feel free to open a thread in Non-Aviation forum. Thanks. Sorry but how is this possible when the very airline this thread is basically about has asked the federa...

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by a36001
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 118953

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

NZ is not a government run airline it is majority government owned but privately run. The government is hands off the day to day running of the airline which is left for the executive and at board level to do. It has competed successfully and profitably in a competitive environment for years alread...

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by a36001
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 118953

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

What about Delta? We have had SQ and ANZ interferring with no positive outcome, time for the Americans to get involved! Atleast this time NZ got out before they lost many money in Virgin, and did make Virgin repay its loans. True, but we need no more Air New Zealand setting up or owning airlines in...

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by a36001
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 118953

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

What about Delta? We have had SQ and ANZ interferring with no positive outcome, time for the Americans to get involved!

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by a36001
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 118953

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

EK413 wrote:
Pcoder wrote:
Virgin needs to get rid of this too many cooks situation with its ownership. A consolidation of ownership would be helpful to Virgin

What’s that saying “too many chiefs and not enough Indians”...


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


This is truly Ansett all over again!

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by a36001
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 118953

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

What would be the plan Qantas has in place right now should Virgin not make it out alive? It's not like the moment Virgin go under Qantas terminals will be overrun with any Virgin customers, there are hardly any Qantas customers at the moment as it is, but that will change, and I really doubt there ...

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by a36001
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 118953

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

What is the set up regarding the potential bail out of VA by the federal government? As VA is majority (by far) foreign owned, what would be put in place by VA and the government to ensure the bailout funds are kept in VA accounts and not taken off shore by the airlines foreign owners? The way VA ma...

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by a36001
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 118953

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Qantas at LAX as of March-8...Their B747-438ER VH-OEG is still here. It was supposed to leave last Monday to MVH then to MZJ. They currently have parked here three A380, one B747-400ER, and one B787-9 in the hangar. The A380s all have engine covers on. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/4975106084...

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by a36001
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 118953

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

The is a LH A380 heading to AKL as LH9918 and a 747 heading to CHC as LH9880
What do they get all the good ones? We only get boring 777’s from KLM!

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by a36001
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 118953

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

VH-OEG just departed SYD bound for LAX as QF6001. Can’t see her returning sadly. The 747 fleet cannot fly for ever and I'd rather they go and be retired which will help in keeping Qantas in business, especially in the months coming. They have had a good run and are a classic so I can why it is a bi...

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by a36001
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Government Does Not Plan to Bailout Virgin Australia - Could Create New Airline
Replies: 64
Views: 11236

Re: Australian Government Does Not Plan to Bailout Virgin Australia - Could Create New Airline

If VA was to go, and there was demand still in the Australian month in say 6 months time. We could see NZ jump into full the gap, they have an large amount of fleet currently doing nothing. Oh please no not again! Air New Zealand will be in no financial state to even think about setting up domestic...

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by a36001
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Government Does Not Plan to Bailout Virgin Australia - Could Create New Airline
Replies: 64
Views: 11236

Re: Australian Government Does Not Plan to Bailout Virgin Australia - Could Create New Airline

AVENSAB727 wrote:
Could this be return of "Ansett"?


Interesting if that happend. Who owns the Ansett name now?

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by a36001
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 101319

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Gee Qantas without the 747.....

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by a36001
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 101319

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

TN486T wrote:
https://www.flightradar24.com/VOZ470/24495c2f

The only VA ac in the sky over Australia at 2019 Sat 28 Mar (I cant see any other!)


I can only see one now too. VA470 BNE>PER
This is what our Friday nights now look like :-( tracking airplanes on FR24!

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by a36001
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 101319

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Thoughts and best wishes to the Virgin and Tiger staff. Despite what the press and some at Virgin HQ say, every Qantas employee wants Virgin to survive this and come out the otherside as quickly as possible! Many of us within the Qantas family have family and friends who work at Virgin, Tiger and al...

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