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by a19901213
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 200
Views: 25843

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

I’m wondering what’s gonna happen with their slots in HND.

Surely once international flights are back and airlines start to resume back to flying to HND they’ll ask VA to return the slots?

QF will probably ask for those to be reallocated to them?

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by a19901213
Tue May 19, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68562

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

There is no real reason that intra state travel is not allowed , especially here in Queensland. The only thing stopping it is a premier with an agenda. With a total of 13 cases all concentrated in the south east corner , and only 3 of them in hospital, the delay until September is bordering in stup...

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by a19901213
Tue May 05, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68562

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Qantas presses pause on Airbus A380 refurb program, says some A380s may not return from being grounded. Alan Joyce: “there is potential to bring all 12 back (into service), but there is a potential to bring less than 12 back. That will depend on what the recovery scenario looks like.” https://www.e...

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by a19901213
Mon May 04, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68562

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

No I am aware Sydney is busier, but I’d never seen the described back log that you describe in Brisbane. It was more a comment on the anecdotal observations not questioning the statistics. It was an issue quite a few years ago, especially in the morning and afternoon peaks. Exacerbating the whole t...

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by a19901213
Sun May 03, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tokyo-Haneda really does 87,098,683 passengers?
Replies: 17
Views: 3439

Re: Tokyo-Haneda really does 87,098,683 passengers?

Demand flying among big cities in Japan is huge. After all most population is concentrated in metropolitan areas like Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya etc. In addition Japanese government has been notorious for putting too much resources in Tokyo and ignoring the development of rural Japan hence it makes HND...

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by a19901213
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116839

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

I wonder what would happen to VA’s HND slot if they collapse.

Should QF receive that extra slot I wonder if they’re gonna make it double daily HND-SYD given the demand would be so low post-coronavirus period.

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by a19901213
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41408

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

We’ll probably see Queenstown in its quietest moment ever.

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by a19901213
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99324

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

How long till VA starts parking up some of its fleet? Must not be that far off in Qantas has made short-hauls cuts.... A matter of when (not if) in VA's case. Also rumours (at this stage, not confirmed) that the airlines are negotiating with the Japanese authorities about delaying their HND launche...

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by a19901213
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will JAL order the 777-9?
Replies: 32
Views: 6452

Re: Will JAL order the 777-9?

Much to the chagrin of many here JAL ordered A350's to replace their 77W fleet and 772 fleet. JAL has to order the best plane for their needs not the plane Boeing says they should have. JAL still has a large 787-8/-9 fleet so they will remain a large Boeing customer. The A350 is a decent airplane, ...

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by a19901213
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66098

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Looks like its just a matter of time before Chinese airlines pull their services The Australian government is no longer permitting Chinese Tourists in Australia, meanwhile Australian citizens are allowed to return but must self isolate for 14 days https://twitter.com/jenbechwati/status/122349033786...

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by a19901213
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49856

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

Remember JAL’s 77W doesn’t have that many seats, (244) it’s not much increase in terms of capacity.

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by a19901213
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64569

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

QF 18 turned back to LAX after 40 min into flight. Is it just coincidence that VH-OQH just returned back to the fleet? There will be lot of unhappy campers considering it was almost 6 hours late already This is why I try to avoid QF during summer peak season. They run their fleets really tight but ...

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by a19901213
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64569

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Travel between Australia and Japan has really boomed over the last few years. I count about 7 daily flights which have been added in the last few years alone! Myself and Mrs QF2048 are heading to Sapporo over Christmas. We booked back in April, before the direct QF39 was announced, and still could ...

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by a19901213
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64569

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Qantas confirms that MEL-TYO will be switched from NRT to HND. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-shifts-melbourne-tokyo-flights-to-haneda-airport It will be interesting to see how QF handles SYD-TYO now, they still want to retire the B747 but I can't see them down-gauging this to a sin...

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by a19901213
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64569

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Qantas confirms that MEL-TYO will be switched from NRT to HND. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-shifts-melbourne-tokyo-flights-to-haneda-airport Also here: https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/new-flights-and-routes-qantas-takes-off-in-japan/ Excellent news for MEL, now we...

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by a19901213
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254546

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

As much as I love 777 I believe 35K is the right option for the job.

Already flew few times on 350 and I have to say they’re the most comfortable planes to fly on other than 380.

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by a19901213
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254546

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

Wouldn’t it be better if we start a new thread and focus more on 350 and how QF is gonna do with them?

Most part of this thread is purely A V B fanboy and way too long and too hard to find useful information

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by a19901213
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

On another note, QF are taking their time with announcing the new HND flight. I wonder with both ANA and JAL going with SYD, they might now be thinking of switching to MEL? I've heard persistent rumour that discussions between QF and HND airport regarding the A380 from SYD is still open and not qui...

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by a19901213
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

I'd say they need the aircraft for HND where they can actually make money. They did themselves no favours by cancelling a Sunday flight and refusing to re-book my friend until Monday (24 hours), they missed a meeting as I'm sure a fair few PAX did. I encountered same situation on QF25 before as wel...

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by a19901213
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Sadly I agree. Whilst a little unimaginative, I don't mind the red belly wave and I get the '100' on the forward fuselage but just surprised the rest of it got the green light - someone actually signed that off and said "yep, that's good, let's do it"? :roll: 100% agree, looks simply tack...

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by a19901213
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 92722

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

I also read somewhere that they are changing the name of the International Terminal at HND to Terminal 3 as Terminal 2 will also handle International flights as Terminal 3 would be at full capacity for handling international flights and cannot handle the total 50 flights coming to HND this march. I...

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by a19901213
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

I feel that AJ only spoke out at this point to rectify their public image damaged by 737 issues and continuing criticism on their aging fleet.

I might be wrong but I recall AJ always spoke out how they won’t make any NB fleet decision for another few years before.

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by a19901213
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Flying 388 to HND is out of the question. Operationally and politically it’s unfeasible at the moment. If they accept QF’s 388 into HND then it means theyll have to allow all other airlines flying their 388 into HND. It’s chaotic and unnecessary trouble. Let alone the bridge over to D runaway has st...

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by a19901213
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Haneda Slots - Australia utilisation: - New Virgin Australia BNE-HND daily service - ANA to increase SYD-HND to double daily - JAL will move daily MEL-NRT to MEL-HND At this stage QF will most likely launch a second daily SYD-HND service - TBC JL's move is surprising but interesting. I wonder if a ...

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by a19901213
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

The biggest problem for QF is that they don’t have any plane bigger than 333 other than 388 once 744s are gone. Given then demand of higher classes on this route it would be dumb to use 333 if they went for 1 daily only SYD but again 789 don’t have enough seats either and they probably don’t want to...

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by a19901213
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

According to another discussion thread NH will go double daily HND-SYD. The 2nd flight will be an evening arrival and overnight with a midday departure which is subject to change. If this has already been discussed please delete Cheers Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Disappointing if true. There...

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by a19901213
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Is it normal for VA to change connecting flights without warning or asking? I just noticed when opening the VA app my December AKL-SYD-BNE flight which had an 9hour transit in SYD has just been changed to an 2hr transit. Without any contact from VA they just simply changed my flight from VA977 to V...

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by a19901213
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 98154

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

^^ No denying that, but As the strongest Japan-Australian market, especially in the corporate market, SYD will be a magnet for such interest as the first priority. I expect that QF will go 2 daily SYD-HND, which may even be a move to take the 747 off the route in the not too distant future. Talk ar...

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by a19901213
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise: JFK-SYD v. EWR-SIN ?
Replies: 98
Views: 18957

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise: JFK-SYD v. EWR-SIN ?

This research flight really was mainly for publicity. If they want some really meaningful data they already have them from PER-LHR route.

1 flight, you wouldn’t expect to get anything statistically meaningful data.

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by a19901213
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 98154

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

A lot of it simply comes down to JAL having competent local staff and letting them have some decision making input. They also carry more transit traffic which helps in the off seasons. This is spot on. JAL has always been putting lots of effort in taking care of ex Australia market and Japanese com...

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by a19901213
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JL NRT-BOS/JFK flights
Replies: 24
Views: 4422

Re: JL NRT-BOS/JFK flights

Answer is easy. To cater the transit passengers from South East Asia.

One example would be KHH. Flight arrives in NRT around 2:30pm and people travelling onward to destinations in US.

This has been quite a good business for JAL.

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by a19901213
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 98154

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

NH focuses on Japan side feed of traffic. Australia is literally OW territory but if VA to be granted a slot then they’ll have the ability to fly to 3 biggest cities from HND. If we include PER then all of the sudden they fly to 4 biggest cities in Australia. As I said before business demand is huge...

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by a19901213
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80843

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

I believe regardless of what decision IASC make NH will still go for MEL. ANA has always been trying to exploit destinations that are heavily invested by Japanese corporate especially big 3 Shosha (Trading houses) and banks. Shosha invested heavily in BHP, iron ore mines, agricultural industries and...

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by a19901213
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80843

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

https://www.iasc.gov.au/applications/files/20190916_PUBLIC_VERSION_QF_Application_Japan.pdf Just read through the application and I found it funny how Qantas is so determined to stop VA from being allocated the slot. TBH majority would probably prefer QF being rewarded those slots, especially Melbou...

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by a19901213
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many Slots at NRT after DL and other airlines move flights to HND
Replies: 15
Views: 2849

Re: How many Slots at NRT after DL and other airlines move flights to HND

NRT is slot restricted but not to the extent of HND.

There are still vacancy throughout the days but peak time slots are almost full or full.

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by a19901213
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80843

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Announced today internally to the Ops staff within the Qantas Campus ... The QF 747's are staying now until the 2021 .. I have no internal memo's or news articals to post as it was verbally communicated to the above staff, however I do trust my source. Maybe as a result of the two extra HND slots m...

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by a19901213
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80843

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

New slots will be started from 29 Mar 2020 which is not far away from now, I expect some announcements made by Australia authority&Qantas very soon. QF will most certainly start a new daytime departure flight from both Syd/HND which allows them to fully utilise their fleets so they don’t need t...

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by a19901213
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80843

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

New slots will be started from 29 Mar 2020 which is not far away from now, I expect some announcements made by Australia authority&Qantas very soon. QF will most certainly start a new daytime departure flight from both Syd/HND which allows them to fully utilise their fleets so they don’t need to...

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by a19901213
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80843

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Just read an article on Japanese site that Australia and Japan will both receive two pairs of slot respectively. Japan side being NH/JL each and nothing revealed for Australia side yet. (Presumably it will be VA/QF each) It really opens up all the possibility on cities other than Sydney flying to HN...

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by a19901213
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82918

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

NH says forward bookings on PER-NRT have exceeded expectations https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wa/the-wait-is-over-as-all-nippon-airways-perth-tokyo-flights-start-on-september-1-ng-b881302031z?fbclid=IwAR0fm0UNU9atmmjNN_JINj3Z5021FQiVz8GzcWIv8qxvSMp6h19rXcecx-s PER is an important hub for Japanese...

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by a19901213
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 92722

Re: Japan allocates additional Haneda international slots to ANA & JAL

Oceania QF, BNE or MEL NZ, AKL Would make sense for QF to launch MEL-HND, as that would give them a competitive advantage over JL. I would say that MEL would have more premium demand, especially with the number of Japanese businesses that have their Australian operations based there, whilst BNE is ...

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by a19901213
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 288290

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

Recent signs to me show that AB might have won this one already.

Rumour of 350-1000ULR and 778’s delay in development came around in the same time. It’s hard to believe it’s just a coincidence.

I guess we’ll find out soon.

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by a19901213
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Haneda slots
Replies: 35
Views: 7832

Re: Haneda slots

Just to put into context The following countries have active slots at Hanenda according to http://www.haneda-airport.jp/inter/en/flight/city_list.html#europe Australia, Canada [YVR, YYZ], EU Countries -UK, France, Germany [FRA & MUC] & Austria South East Asia: Thailand, Vietnam [SGN & H...

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by a19901213
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Haneda slots
Replies: 35
Views: 7832

Re: Haneda slots

I’m going to Kyoto next month from Boston and the JAL nonstop to NRT makes things a bit more complicated... not less. So I’m taking Korean’s 787-9 to Seoul and backtracking to Osaka. Same in reverse. A HND nonstop from Boston would certainly have kept me on JAL metal (or someone else’s). This is on...

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by a19901213
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Haneda slots
Replies: 35
Views: 7832

Re: Haneda slots

If any country(airline) other than US is going to get a slot in next allocation AY would be one of them.

AY has been significant part of Japan’s travel industry to not just Tokyo but regional Japan as well.

They deserve a slot in HND.

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by a19901213
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82918

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

That is a logical next step. Much more competition for QF to South America compared to South Africa (given that JNB will now be the last long haul 744 route). ... and Tokyo Haneda (HND) I guess in my mind I considered HND as mid haul and replicable with a 333/332 rather than requiring the legs of t...

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by a19901213
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 27824

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

Let me guess, Charleston plant 787?

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by a19901213
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67010

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-eyes-airbus-a380-upgrade-for-sydney-tokyo?utm_source=grid AJ wants SYD to HND to become an a380 route. With the Olympics happening next year, Haneda will probably become more accommodating for the a380. But the issue will be whether Qantas could get an arrival and de...

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by a19901213
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67010

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-eyes-airbus-a380-upgrade-for-sydney-tokyo?utm_source=grid AJ wants SYD to HND to become an a380 route. With the Olympics happening next year, Haneda will probably become more accommodating for the a380. But the issue will be whether Qantas could get an arrival and de...

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