Interesting thread For the purpose of this I've included subsidiaries and contract flights under the marketing airline brand ie. All Qantaslink flights under Qantas. Sectors Flown 1. Qantas - 53 2. Virgin Blue/Australia - 40 3. Air New Zealand - 10 4. Jetstar - 7 =5. Ansett - 4 =5. REX - 4 =5. Tiger...Jump to post
Ahh my favourite prop. I was waiting for this one Here's my list Dash 8-100 Skytrans Regional (VH-QQF) Dash 8-200 Sunstate Airlines (Qantaslink) (VH-SDAx2) Dash 8-300 Eastern Australia Airlines (Qantaslink) (VH-TQE) Sunstate Airlines (Qantaslink) (VH-SBV/SCE/TQL) Widerøe (LN-WFS) Dash 8-400 Air Icel...Jump to post
Shortest Wide body: HND-ITM 219nm 1h10m blocked (actual flight time around 50 min) NH 777-200 Longest Narrow body: PER-BNE 1952nm usually around 4h 30m blocked (closer to 4h most often actual flight time) on both QF and VA 737-800. Usually longer going westbound but I've only done east bound in a na...Jump to post
Pure speculation on my part. For the regional fleet given that Qantas already has a wet leasing relationship with Alliance. I can see Qantas buying a fleet of E190/195 E2 to replace the 717 fleet. These will be leased to Alliance who operate them on contract for Qantaslink for the Central and East C...Jump to post
WTB gets CX 748F, 77W, A350s, population of 295. If we're going down that road may as well add: SYD in Mascot, NSW (pop 14,772) MEL in Tullamarine, VIC (pop 6,605) Don’t think you have been to WTB to make a comment like that, there is nothing about. Have a look at a satellite photo. I get your poin...Jump to post
zeke wrote:WTB gets CX 748F, 77W, A350s, population of 295.
Comfort wise I have to say an Embraer Ejet. But I have a massive soft spot for the Dash 8 especially the older 100/200/300 series. I love looking out the window to see the propellers spinning and the familiar buzz from the engines. ATRs are ok, a bit more boring than a Dash and dare I say a bit ugli...Jump to post
Thank you for the final chapter - it was great to read back to pre-covid. The far north of Europe looks interesting - and cold! Did you prefer the SIN or PER routing on QF? Thank you, Yeah I really enjoyed the far north, the no sun part really threw me off for the first few days. Seeing the norther...Jump to post
AirIndia wrote:Nice report Jason. Sad that many of the beauties you clicked at LHR will no longer be seen again....
Do share you LHR-PER sector dinner picture...
Welcome to the final installment of my Europe trip report. This covers the flights from Alta, Norway back to London, my last couple of days in London before travelling home on the nonstop Qantas Dreamliner service to Perth and the final domestic connection taking me home to Brisbane. https://i.ibb.c...Jump to post
A few that come to mind What a wonderful world - Louis Armstrong Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Georgia on my mind - Ray Charles Crazy - Patsy Cline Stormy weather - Etta James Ball and Chain - Janis Joplin Since I've Been Loving You - Led Zeppelin Shine on you crazy diamond - Pink...Jump to post
Of what I have experienced SIN hands down. I love the architecture and the fact there are plenty of dining and shopping options without being in your face like duty free at most other airports. In Europe AMS is probably the best I've experienced very efficient design. I like the architecture of OSL ...Jump to post
For me it's the Boeing 737 by far. 54 of 153 flights. The next highest are the Airbus A32S and Dash 8 Family both with 15 each Highest widebody is the Boeing 767 on 8 flights. 737s can be broken down to - 6x 737-300 (AN/MI/NZ/QF) - 5x 737-400 (QF) - 1x 737-600 (SK) - 8x 737-700 (SK/VA)* - 34x 737-80...Jump to post
In Australia it's not all that uncommon to board via airstairs at least for narrowbody aircraft. Excluding -EBQ at the Qantas founders museum in LRE (747-200) the largest I've boarded is either a Jetstar A321 at BNE, or an Icelandair 757-200 at KEF. I have however deboarded a Qantas A380 at LHR whic...Jump to post
My highest is five in November 2018
1. AF1750 CDG-AMS A318-100 F-GUGI
2. KL1233 AMS-CDG B737-800 PH-BXK
3. FI543 CDG-KEF B767-300ER TF-ISW
4. NY112 RKV-AEY DHC8-400 TF-FXI
5. FNA536 AEY-GRY DHC6-300 TF-NLD
Broken on either side by a connecting AF flight and another NY flight.
I had my first Pfizer dose on Tuesday, no side effects other than localised tenderness at the injection site. I did get a nasty headache the day after, but I already had headaches and sinus problems lingering on from an earlier flu, so I don't think it was related to the vaccine. My mother also got ...Jump to post
I notice barring the A320 series, UA has an all-Boeing fleet. 1) CO had an all-Boeing fleet as well. Did UA have these Airbuses from before the merger, or were they ordered later? 2) UA also has 45 A350s on order, deferred to 2027. Will this ever see the light of day? The 32S fleet was pre merger. ...Jump to post
Qantas (Originally BA) - Total in Fleet: 7 VH-ZXG Boeing 767-336(ER) N700KW Eastern Airlines - In operation VH-ZXF Boeing 767-336(ER) HS-JAS Jet Asia Airways - In storage VH-ZXE Boeing 767-336(ER) NN703KW Eastern Airlines - In operation VH-ZXD Boeing 767-336(ER) N705KW Eastern Airlines - In operati...Jump to post
I've used both airports. As pointed out by other posters Haneda is much closer to the key parts of Tokyo. As a leisure traveller I don't really have a strong preference either way the extra 45-60 minutes or so is neither here nor there, but for business travel Haneda is no question far superior and ...Jump to post
Not anymore. In the past I've had an iPad 2, a couple of Samsung S series tablets and a cheap Lenovo tablet.
Instead of a tablet I now use a HP x360 Chromebook, which can be used as a tablet (albeit a very thick tablet), but personally I much prefer having the physical keyboard.
Blocked pitot probes isn't much of a problem and shouldn't result in a crash if they have been blocked before take off. You simply wouldn't see a speed increase during the take off roll and would abort. That's what the 80 or 100 knots callout is there for. Blocked static ports are a bit more tricky...Jump to post
My last precovid trip was to Japan in November 2019 flying SQ BNE-SIN-NRT and the reverse routing back on a mixture of A350-900/A380/777-300ER. In Japan I did a few domestic flights on a mix of JL/NH 777-200 (A and ER) and A350-900. As well as a Shinkansen trip between TYO and OSA. On the return I h...Jump to post
Lately I have a preference for tea. Generally - Yorkshire Tea taken with a dash of milk, no sugar. - Lipton again dash of milk, no sugar (Not as good as Yorkshire, but it's what is in the tearoom at work.) - Twinings Green Tea with Lemon taken as is. (A good energy boost for the afternoon) Sometimes...Jump to post
vhqpa wrote:Don't have any numbers on hand but I'd say LAX, JFK and MEM are contenders, perhaps even SDF.
Don't have any numbers on hand but I'd say LAX, JFK and MEM are contenders, perhaps even SDF.Jump to post
I'm on a unlimited 100/20 plan (my RSP has temporarily upgraded me to 100/40 for six months) on the Australian NBN network (FTTN) for 89.95 AUD/month. I just got 83.1Mbps Down/31.6 Mbps Up with 7ms latency on a test. But have achieved as high as 102.1Mbps up. With the NBN network FTTN is the worst f...Jump to post
Nobody on board the KLM flight survived. After the impact, the fuel on board ignited. That would be correct. She stayed behind because she lived in Tenerife, so didn't see a point in re-boarding the flight only to have to fly back to Tenerife again. In the documentary in question, the boarding was ...Jump to post
Rex to launch Sydney-Canberra flights from April 19 https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/rex-canberra-sydney-flights I like the part where they say ZL have the flexibility to swap the Saabs for 737s according to demand. Given their reported SYD-MEL loads maybe they can dispense with the 737s alt...Jump to post
Any idea if there are any Qantas or QantasLink birds still in the 1986-2007 livery? I know there were still a few 717s and 737s a few years back As far as I know everything is either in Newroo (Do we still call it that?) or Silveroo The last couple of VY 73Hs have been painted in Silveroo, as far a...Jump to post
G’day and welcome to my trip report. This covers the rest of my Europe trip I took back in November/December 2018. I had initially started posting a series of long multipart posts, there were to be 6 parts in total. I got as far as part Part 3 before I lost motivation. Now that Covid has curtailed t...Jump to post
From what I can recall: BAC 1-11 (Brooklands Museum) Boeing 707-138B (Qantas Founders Museum) Boeing 747-200B (Qantas Founders Museum) Concorde (Brooklands Museum) De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou (Queensland Aviation Museum) Douglas DC-3/C-47 (Central Australia Aviation Museum, and McDonalds Taupo...Jump to post
On a side note Never understood why legacy airlines in Oz try to cover everything In the US it seems more like airlines stick to their hubs An example for Oz may be VA could be Brisbane centric with Mel or Syd as secondary Vastly different markets. You can't compare a domestic market with 328 milli...Jump to post
RE: Rex's announcement dropping five routes, should they loose the subsidy. Most of those don't really need to be subsidised. - Bathurst is only 45 minutes from Orange, if by their own account OAG is too small to support two Airlines, then all the better to consolidate BHS and OAG. - Cooma is only 8...Jump to post