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...Jump to post
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 ...
Happy Birthday Big Red!
What a year to celebrate your centenary... lets hope the 200th celebrations will be a lot more normal than this one!
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Reminds me of Cubana Airways. But it’s not the worst livery I’ve seen. Orange and blue are a nice combo.Jump to post
Very clever and a little bit of fun in this meiserable time. I just hope HR, OHS and MX Depts are as entertained!Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
This looks interesting:Virgin sale to Bain being challenged??
https://www.smh.com.au/business/compani ... 559ee.html
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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!
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
[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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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”...
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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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
AVENSAB727 wrote:Could this be return of "Ansett"?
The only VA ac in the sky over Australia at 2019 Sat 28 Mar (I cant see any other!)
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...Jump to post