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by qf2220
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 216
Views: 31363

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

tullamarine wrote:
Anyone who is working in or for either airline who thinks their role is immune from the cost slashers is delusional.


Anyone in any industry is delusional to think that they can continue on pre-covid cost structures. The pain hasn't started to be felt in quite a few other sectors yet.

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by qf2220
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 216
Views: 31363

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

It's just another kite-flying exercise by QF to get reduced rental terms from landlords and payroll tax concessions from state governments. It seems to happen every four years, think of it as the Olympics or Leap Day. So Qantas want to minimise expenses by getting other people to pay for it. It’s a...

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by qf2220
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 216
Views: 31363

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

Interesting QF 'breaking news' article in the Sydney Morning Herald: Qantas says it is considering moving out of its corporate headquarters in Sydney's Mascot and could shift to Western Sydney Airport or interstate as it prepares for life as a smaller company in the post-pandemic future. Qantas sai...

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by qf2220
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 216
Views: 31363

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

Has there been any more information about VA executives? A while ago it was mentioned that Bain alumnus Jayne Hrdlicka might have become involved with VA but ive not seen anything much about what Bain is doing with the top level team yet.

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by qf2220
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 216
Views: 31363

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

And you can put a weblink there from your GeoCities page. And chat all about it on your MySpace too. Well if we are going to chat about it ... It might as well be on ICQ :bouncy: :duck: Man i used to love ICQ. Come home from school and talk to my friends who i would see at school tomorrow....

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by qf2220
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 216
Views: 31363

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

CraigAnderson wrote:
Chipmunk1973 wrote:
smi0006 wrote:

Sidenote Rex also need a desperate website overhaul to be competitive, and professional!!


Works perfectly fine if Netscape is your default browser. :duck:


And you can put a weblink there from your GeoCities page.


And chat all about it on your MySpace too.

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by qf2220
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 216
Views: 31363

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... e-service/


Very much a wedge tactic to get borders open again.
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Tdan wrote:
Well that didn’t take long. QF backfilling BNE-PQQ when borders open

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... e-service/


Very much a wedge tactic to get borders open again.

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by qf2220
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 216
Views: 31363

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... nal-routes


REX start your engines.

Their 340 fleet utilisation will be going up surely.
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CraigAnderson wrote:
Full list of regional VA2 routes being dropped is now up at https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... nal-routes


REX start your engines.

Their 340 fleet utilisation will be going up surely.

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by qf2220
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 216
Views: 31363

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

What does suspension of the JV actually mean? Will the ACCC be getting any correspondence to say the there has been a change and VA/DL will be acting differently?

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by qf2220
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 216
Views: 31363

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

Claims that Virgin Australia cleared a pilot to fly for three years, despite him telling them that he was not mentally fit for duty. https://www.theklaxon.com.au/home/suicidal-virgin-pilot-cleared-by-airline-doctors-for-three-years If ture that would be quite a serious allegation to be made. Just s...

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by qf2220
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

An ZL/QQ merger could make an very powerful regional airline across Australia, if they could find an investor that was willing to provide them with some cashflow fo help them manage risk in the current environment. Would you need that much cashflow for a pure merger? QQ is doing reasonably well wit...

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by qf2220
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Looking at the route map for alliance on the executive traveller website, can’t help but think should ZL go ahead with its 737 operations, a partnership with Alliance would give them some decent coverage, and impressive network. Wonder if VA owes Alliance any money? An ZL/QQ merger could make an ve...

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by qf2220
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thailand: Corruption in Thai A340 aircraft deal
Replies: 80
Views: 11867

Re: Police: Corruption in Thai A340 aircraft deal

They are just now looking into this? Seems a bit late. When the order was placed, there were only 2 possible options - corruption or extreme stupidity. I guess it took 15 years for the allure of chalking it up to stupidity to wear off. Or 15 years for the power group providing cover for the group/i...

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by qf2220
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Outsourcing makes a lot of sense in the right circumstances. The ground handling is a pretty mundane activity with no real intellectual property involved. Its just capital , people and a repeatable process and why wouldnt you outsource it if the outsourcer has economies of scale, a more flexible wo...

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by qf2220
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Yes, check-in agents, lounge attendants etc would rightly be feeling very nervous right now. The little bit of difference they have compared to ground handling/catering staff is they actually have face to face contact with the passengers. Like aircrews, this face to face element might actually be s...

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by qf2220
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Yes, check-in agents, lounge attendants etc would rightly be feeling very nervous right now. The little bit of difference they have compared to ground handling/catering staff is they actually have face to face contact with the passengers. Like aircrews, this face to face element might actually be s...

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by qf2220
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces underlying profit of $124 million for FY19/20
Replies: 18
Views: 2890

Re: Qantas announces underlying profit of $124 million for FY19/20

I don't believe underlying profit figure is subject to auditor review as there is no supporting standard. It usually is to add some perceived validity to the adjustment. If the auditors dont think its reasonable and won't sign off on it then that will raise questions in the market. Qantas' is by vi...

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by qf2220
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces underlying profit of $124 million for FY19/20
Replies: 18
Views: 2890

Re: Qantas announces underlying profit of $124 million for FY19/20

Im not a fan of the term underlying profit. I understand why it exists and some things are actually relevant to adjust for in statutory results (eg intertemporal hedge ineffectiveness when previously not allowed for under old AASB139s) but the remainder of the adjustments are too subjective. Eg airc...

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by qf2220
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Has anyone got old REX timetables? By that i mean pre Covid? Of course theres nothing i can find on the website as there are no flights.... IM looking to see what sort of bank they have into SYD from the regional destinations

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by qf2220
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

I seriously can't see REX being a serious alternative for business travellers with an OTP statistic that will make Tiger look good. If REX primarily do what is true to their name and look to serve regional passengers then their schedule could be quite doable with 10. Any capital city traffic they p...

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by qf2220
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

History question. Ive had a look around but cant see anything definitive. Why did Qantas drop the Cityflyer moniker they used to use on the intercapital routes?

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by qf2220
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

I'd put that number at almost zero unless a very close family member was at death's door. I can't see any overseas based Australian wanting to come back home and spend 2 weeks of their hard earned vacation time in hotel quarantine at their own expense. One of my colleagues had the bright idea (and ...

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by qf2220
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

I note that with these sponsored freight flights, that JAL (cargo) will make a quick 12 week (1 x weekly) return to Brisbane, alongside it's SYD & MEL flights. Still plenty of freight activity out of SYD/MEL primarily, SQ has joined CX out of Wellcamp. Is CX doing Wellcamp direct? I noticed a 7...

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by qf2220
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Qantas has raised only $71.7m in its share purchase plan representing only a 5% take-up rate, well short of its $500m target. The airline has blamed lack of confidence flowing from the "Victorian Wave" as the cause though I believe it was failing well before the MEL lockdowns. As a QAN sh...

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by qf2220
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

What is the military jet (some sort of 4 engined plane) doing over Sydney Harbour at the moment? Loops of some sort....

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by qf2220
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Interesting to note that three of the five F100 aircraft acquired from Helvetica have now been scrapped for parts, while two frames remain. "and the two remaining aircraft are recorded as inventory" which suggests to my accountant brain that they might be also destined for parting out? Ot...

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by qf2220
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Just a question for those in the know, how long can a AOC be kept while dormant? Effectively it cant! When they want to reactivate it they will have to go through, at least, part of the approval. An AOC is dependant' in part' in having "approved" personal in certain key roles, Chief Pilot...

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by qf2220
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Its not so much the capacity that isnt being used, but the underlying cost to run a 72 vs a 42 which will be the problem. Apart from fuel burn of the larger ATR72, it would also require an additional flight attendant for every flight whereas ATR42 supports a single F/A. REX's route structure is too...

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by qf2220
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Fair point, but pre-COVID there were almost 4 times as many 72s as 42s in use. Although a couple of airlines had chosen the 42 to replace SAABs, Rex has been a lease em cheap and run em hard airline. New order 42s just don't seem to fit with its business model unless the price is really good. No, t...

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by qf2220
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Its not so much the capacity that isnt being used, but the underlying cost to run a 72 vs a 42 which will be the problem. Apart from fuel burn of the larger ATR72, it would also require an additional flight attendant for every flight whereas ATR42 supports a single F/A. REX's route structure is too...

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by qf2220
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Kent350787 wrote:
The issue is that there aren’t a lot of 42s around, so 72s are likely to have a similar lease cost. This may address the apparent “wasted capacity” of an upguqge.


Its not so much the capacity that isnt being used, but the underlying cost to run a 72 vs a 42 which will be the problem.

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by qf2220
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55619

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

I, like most people, thought the VA A330s would never fly in revenue service again. However, if this Airlineroute report is to be believed, they will be added to MEL-BNE vv. in September. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/292776/virgin-australia-adds-a330-melbourne-brisbane-service-...

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by qf2220
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55619

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

The fact VA felt it was appropriate to separate its key offices between cities staggers me. Seems a bizarre culture to foster, and I can’t help think it was only due to certain exec not wanting to move to Brisbane- I can only think of positives to consolidate as much of the head office and corporat...

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by qf2220
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55619

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

mods pls delete.

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by qf2220
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55619

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Virgin Australia is moving out of Bowen Hills and into the same Southbank office tower as FlightCentre. According to reports in The Australian last month Bain was in discussions with FlightCentre because Bowen Hills has far more room than the slimmed-down Virgin Australia 2.0 will need and FlightCe...

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by qf2220
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55619

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

https://www.flightradar24.com/QFA6004/2507d875

https://twitter.com/a380fanclub/status/ ... 99393?s=20


Thats quite an unusual part of the world for a QF flight to go for sure.
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qf789 wrote:
OQD has just departed AUH now positioning to LAX for a tech check than into deep storage

https://www.flightradar24.com/QFA6004/2507d875

https://twitter.com/a380fanclub/status/ ... 99393?s=20


Thats quite an unusual part of the world for a QF flight to go for sure.

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by qf2220
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today
Replies: 119
Views: 21256

Re: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today

IT COST QANTAS, ROUGHLY $20,000 AUD to do this stunt. Normally, I wouldn’t say much about this, however given the crisis going on in the world today, workers being laid off, their benefits cut, the airlines asking for bailouts, it’s a little hard to swallow these “pills”. Even if it’s a drop in the...

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by qf2220
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus
Replies: 100
Views: 16733

Re: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus

sincx wrote:
This may be Tsai's last chance to declare Taiwanese independence


I thought that Taiwan saw itself as the real China given the KMT government transferred there, and that they see the mainland CCP government as something like a rebellion?

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by qf2220
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55619

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Could NZ have deals with both QF and VA?

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by qf2220
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55619

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

When is the Australian border open to Americans? I have family members that want to visit Australia. Not likely to open until 2021. At this stage there is no indication from the Government that they are interested in letting foreign visitors in, let alone from countries with the Pandemic increasing...

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by qf2220
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55619

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

One problem with doing this is that it will provide a motivation for people to leave their homes and congregate in places where it will be good to view it from. Unfortunately for that reason i think they won't be able to do such a flyover. Considering that Melbourne is fairly flat most could probab...

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by qf2220
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55619

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

VH-OEJ is scheduled for pushback 1400hrs Wed 22nd July. Will fly direct to HARS for low level pass and to dip the wing to VH-OJA and then back up the coast to do some flybys of Sydney and surrounds. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I had hoped that maybe Qantas might had arranged for OEJ to fly o...

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by qf2220
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55619

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Assuming 58 J sold and 160 Y sold, thats about $107k of revenue for an hour long flight.

No idea if that is profitable or not?

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by qf2220
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55619

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

qf2220 wrote:
https://www.qantas.com/travel/airlines/airline-pfs-mystery-flight/au/en

Thats the link i was sent but either the flights are all sold already, the tickets are not released, or there is a glitch in the booking system.


And a page refresh tells me the offer is now closed.

Very quick sale.

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by qf2220
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55619

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

https://www.qantas.com/travel/airlines/ ... ight/au/en

Thats the link i was sent but either the flights are all sold already, the tickets are not released, or there is a glitch in the booking system.
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https://www.qantas.com/travel/airlines/ ... ight/au/en

Thats the link i was sent but either the flights are all sold already, the tickets are not released, or there is a glitch in the booking system.

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by qf2220
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55619

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

https://fr24.com/QFA6001/24dcb516


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Its on its way....
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EK413 wrote:
The 1st QF A380 ‘Lawrence Hargrave’ scheduled to head into long term storage about to push back.


Flight QF6001 from Melbourne to Victorville
https://fr24.com/QFA6001/24dcb516


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Its on its way....

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by qf2220
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55619

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

They tried this the other day but it didnt happen - i guess we will find out in a few hours if this one will.

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by qf2220
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55619

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Business is business and airlines seem to work in a perpetual state of frenemies with the other carriers around them. Not a bad way to be so they can take advantage of opportunities out there

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by qf2220
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55619

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

BREAKING: Qantas A380 has filed MEL-VCV 2:30PM - 10:46AM as QF9003. This will be the first ever A380 at a boneyard in the USA. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA9003/history/20200703/0430Z/YMML/KVCV Tail no? Looks like VH-OQE, as it has transponder on. However, no tail number has been 'officia...

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by qf2220
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55619

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA ... /YMML/KVCV


Tail no?
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VCVSpotter wrote:
BREAKING: Qantas A380 has filed MEL-VCV 2:30PM - 10:46AM as QF9003. This will be the first ever A380 at a boneyard in the USA.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA ... /YMML/KVCV


Tail no?

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