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by qf2220
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 37288

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

If/when sunrise starts, do we expect the alliance to continue? Wouldn't make much sense for EK going forward I'd think. The way i see Europe/ME traffic is this: QF to Europe on EK services - more cost sensitive people who are willing to take a stop on the way to lower cost, and people who don't wan...

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by qf2220
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 37288

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Just curious: Has there been any more talk and / or speculation about QF opening SEA-BNE or SEA-SYD? It seems as if one or the other is on their to-do list, albeit it not necessarily very high up on their to-do list. Whenever SEA flights have come in discussion threads, the responses seem to trend ...

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by qf2220
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane
Replies: 36
Views: 4663

Re: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane

dstc47 wrote:
A lot of sea in the Pacific.


Not really, actually none.... But a whole lot of ocean yes.

;)

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by qf2220
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1492
Views: 271638

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

The SMH is reporting that QF could delay their decision on Project Sunrise. Last week at the CAPA event in SYD QF CEO Alan Joyce said they were currently putting all their resources into Project Sunrise and was hoping to reach a decision by the end of the year if the business case makes sense. http...

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by qf2220
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto’s Second Major Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 6329

Re: Toronto’s Second Major Airport

Waterloo or Hamilton could really never work as reliever airport to Toronto. They are just too far out. and there is absolutely no public transportation from Toronto to these airports. Tell that to the planners of Sydney's new Nancy Bird Walton airport :banghead: SWZ is not a 'releiver' airport but...

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by qf2220
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 37288

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Boof wrote:
Some big news out of Qantas and AusPost yesterday. A321 freighters!!


I love how QF Freight can run planes that mainline doesn't seem to want/be able to - 763 and now A320family!

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by qf2220
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 37288

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Next QF 787 route will be Santiago. Frequency will increase to daily with the switch to dreamliner service from June 2020. https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-dreamliner-sets-sights-on-santiago/ That is a logical next step. Much more competition for QF to South America compared ...

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by qf2220
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57603

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Also Sydney's geographical population centre is Ermington, which is only about 40km away from SWZ and 24kms from SYD That is not the geographic centre you want to look at. You want to look at the geographic centre of a region bounded by say Nowra, Goulburn, Lighgow, Central Coast and the East Coast...

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by qf2220
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57603

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Long time lurker, first time poster here! I wonder whether this is an early indication of a further order for B789s? Currently, QF have been using the JQ simulator in Melbourne plus the existing one in Sydney for the 11 JQ B788s and the upcoming 14 QF B789s. Usually one would expect approximately 1...

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by qf2220
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Dragonair Cargo exist?
Replies: 7
Views: 1657

Re: Why did Dragonair Cargo exist?

CairnterriAIR wrote:
My guess is to move cargo from one place to another???

Ok...I’ll be serious...possibly tax write offs or different tax/ownership rules for subsidies of bigger companies??


Possibly different pilot pools too?

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by qf2220
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Dragonair Cargo exist?
Replies: 7
Views: 1657

Re: Why did Dragonair Cargo exist?

2175301 wrote:
How else would you move dragons, if not by Dragonair? :)

Have a great day,


This weeks post winner I am sure.

How else did Danerys get from one end of Westeros to the other so quickly?

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by qf2220
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57603

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Doesn't QF have 787-9? That's the perfect aircraft for SYD-YVR. AC serves YVR-SYD on the 777-300ER while YVR-BNE & YVR-MEL is served on the 787-9. I'm curious as to why QF can't make YVR work year round? AC can't be a monopoly... Because they firstly don't have an aircraft available to serve it...

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by qf2220
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57603

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Ive always been surprised that the ERs were going to be sold so soon. Given their very niche role (QF is the only operator of them) and the SCL/JNB routes go as south as they do, Id always thought they'd stay around for a bit longer. Perhaps they will...

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by qf2220
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57603

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Re DFW-AKL - has the NZ Competition Commission given QF/AA approval to work together? If not, DFW-AKL is an AA thing only (with standard QF codeshares/interlines).

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by qf2220
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57603

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/alliance-airlines-buys-five-fokker-100s-spares-from-459560/ Five more F100s for Alliance. Average age 26 years but knowing the Swiss, I assume they’ll be in pretty good nick. It’s really good to see these older birds getting a second chance here in Austral...

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by qf2220
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57603

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

aryonoco wrote:
brucetiki wrote:
If VA opts to reposition itself closer to it's LCC roots, where does that leave Tiger?


Is there a market in Australia for a ULCC similar to Allegiant?


Mariner thought so.

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by qf2220
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57603

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

tullamarine wrote:
Related but different question - would VA look at SIN again now its not part owned by SQ?


VA remains part owned by SQ.

Sorry I meant VS......

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by qf2220
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57603

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

There's nothing earth shattering about the VA/VS tie up except other than it will annoy SQ and EY. Whatever cooperation they can do together is going to be extremely limited which is why there wasn't any opposition. SQ and EY are hands-off for a long time now and clearly doesn't care as much. Even ...

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by qf2220
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57603

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Mods pls delete

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by qf2220
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57603

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

So what is the SYD/MEL-SCL schedule now?

SYD-SCL (dir) - QF 4pw, LA 3pw
SYD-AKL-SCL - LA 4pw
MEL-SCL (dir) - LA 3pw

Am I missing anything?

(NB this is same plane service, connections to/from AKL are excluded)

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by qf2220
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.perthnow.com.au/travel/air- ... 881242157z


Im assuming there is still a net seat reduction though?
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waoz1 wrote:
VA cancels all flights to GET

Few weeks later... QF increases flights to GET


https://www.perthnow.com.au/travel/air- ... 881242157z


Im assuming there is still a net seat reduction though?

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by qf2220
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I do wonder if the extra paint on her may be a factor from a payload point of view as during the northern winter ZND was confined to BNE-LAX for most of it I did hear somewhere that the extra paint on Wuluba dreaming restricted its use. Something like 600kg (or 6000kg, not sure) extra paint i was t...

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by qf2220
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

At face value, QF are making the program more rewarding and putting pressure on banks and companies to continue to be QFF partners. The Points Club will also attract SMEs and people who go after credit card sign ups. This says better what i had in mind above. This is to me a big part of it, the flo...

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by qf2220
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

All the details on the FFP changes https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-rewards-frequent-flyers-in-program-overhaul/ I think the Lifetime Platinum and the non-flying points club are interesting ideas. My read of this is that it is a move back towards flyers, ie giving them more va...

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by qf2220
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

...and on top of that there are no real issues with accessing key markets in South America that would warrant the need to use MEL over SYD (as compared to the case with the BNE-ORD flight). While QF have spoken about GRU/GIG, I don’t really see it as a key driver of any fleet decision for QF given ...

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by qf2220
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

If geography was the key criteria to service, MEL should be their South American and South African base from the East Coast for instance, but that’s not how it works. No not really. SYD and MEL are within 30nm of each other wrt SCL (and there's only about 150nm in it for GRU) so id say theyre both ...

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by qf2220
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I'm not quite understanding the talk/point of starting this service in Sydney? Sometimes those who are unaware of Australia's population geography suggest that Sydney and Melbourne are the only two catchment areas large enough to support new routes to previously unserved destinations. They often fa...

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by qf2220
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

RE BNE-ORD, do we think that once Sunrise aircraft are in the fleet that it will remain a route, or will SYD-ORD replace it?

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by qf2220
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

DFW offers MORE connections via AA's megahub than ORD ever will. What does ORD offer that DFW doesn't though? Perhaps better connections to the NE and maybe through to central and eastern Canada? Plus ORD traffic can now travel longer on QF metal, making more money for QF. EDIT: Per the press relea...

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by qf2220
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Yes typically they would be offered a hotel room. In addition, for those with a pressing time need, QF would try to get them onto alternative services via BNE or SYD or with other carriers such as UA or VA though all of this obviously depends on whether there are seats on any of the other services....

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by qf2220
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

According to the following article QF will retire A380's by 2030 https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/qantas-confirms-747-retirement-by-2020-a380-by-2030/ Im not sure that is entirely accurate based on the actual quote in the article*. “We are reconfiguring the A380s as we speak. It will take a year to ...

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by qf2220
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Not sure I can answer the question "why", other than it's a simplification. Ok so i can see that this probably makes things easier (eg passengers) and aircraft subs won't lead to flight number changes etc. This is how QF operates now right - a 737 flight upgrading to an A330 for example d...

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by qf2220
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

REX will be meeting officials in NT in coming weeks about start regional services https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/06/northern-territory-on-rexs-radar/ The bigger story here is what might happen to AirNorth - nothing yet on the board about this. Its parent has gone into Ch11 bankruptcy. Airno...

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by qf2220
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

From 29 Mar 20, flight numbers will change on NZ flights Changes include Auckland – Brisbane NZ13x/73x > NZ14x/15x Auckland – Cairns NZ16x/77x > NZ16x Auckland – Gold Coast NZ24x/93x > NZ18x Auckland – Melbourne NZ12x/72x > NZ12x/13x Auckland – Sydney NZ10x/70x/71x > NZ10x/70x Brisbane – Norfolk Is...

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by qf2220
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Two questions re QF/AA JV 1. What are the items that QF and AA need to review and go back to the DoT with responses for to move from preliminary to final approval? What are the remaining unaddressed issues? There is a link to the draft ruling in the other thread. From my reading, there are no outst...

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by qf2220
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Two questions re QF/AA JV 1. What are the items that QF and AA need to review and go back to the DoT with responses for to move from preliminary to final approval? What are the remaining unaddressed issues? 2. What criteria makes AA or QF the better operator for a route? Eg MEL-LAX, why is QF hading...

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by qf2220
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The more I think about it the more likely a QF/AI partnership could be. Being able to link SYD/MEL/BNE/PER to BOM/DEL/MAA with a single easy stop in SIN would mutually benefit both parties and be more competitive against the likes of SQ/MI, TG and MH. Even more so if IX/3K get involved to link seco...

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by qf2220
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/ ... rejection/


Its only a draft ruling at the moment.....
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qf789 wrote:
Qantas says they will appeal the IASC ruling on CX codeshare deal

https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/ ... rejection/


Its only a draft ruling at the moment.....

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by qf2220
Fri May 31, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 9833

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

If I can share my go arounds: 1. BWI-ORD, it was snowing, there was a storm and we were told when we landed at the 2nd attempt we were lucky as otherwise we were off to Peoria if we didn't make it then.... 2. SCL-SYD, and this is my fav. Chile is not known for punctuality but in this case, in some ...

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by qf2220
Thu May 30, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 9833

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

If I can share my go arounds: 1. BWI-ORD, it was snowing, there was a storm and we were told when we landed at the 2nd attempt we were lucky as otherwise we were off to Peoria if we didn't make it then.... 2. SCL-SYD, and this is my fav. Chile is not known for punctuality but in this case, in some e...

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by qf2220
Sun May 26, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60157

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

https://www.iasc.gov.au/applications/fi ... 190524.pdf

Its a detailed read though overall tone is that QF/CX codeshares makes it harder for others to compete.
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IASC draft decision to say no to QF/CX codeshares Aus-HKG.

https://www.iasc.gov.au/applications/fi ... 190524.pdf

Its a detailed read though overall tone is that QF/CX codeshares makes it harder for others to compete.

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by qf2220
Thu May 23, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60157

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

http://sharpairlines.com/about/news/art ... e-services
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Sharp exiting Portland-Warrnambool-Essendon due to economic unviability.

http://sharpairlines.com/about/news/art ... e-services

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by qf2220
Fri May 17, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60157

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Qantas737 wrote:
Cobham Aviation Embraer ERJ-190 VH-ZPT (ex VA and JetGo) is currently on it's way to Perth from Cairns. It arrived into Cairns wearing the JetGo livery (minus titles) on 15th May flying Nashville (BNA) - Van Nuys (VNY) - Hilo (ITO) - Cairns (CNS).


Its gone a long way to come back then...

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by qf2220
Thu May 16, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60157

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

VA Cancelling Perth-Geraldton Flights as of July 21st. https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/virgin-australia-cancels-perth-to-geraldton-route-citing-decline-in-customers-ng-b881201409z This was to be expected, loads have been poor, aircraft could be used elsewhere for better returns. I would think ...

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by qf2220
Mon May 13, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60157

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

It is a way to monetize what would otherwise be a revenue-free repositioning flight. I wouldn't see it as a regular thing because airlines tend to avoid having flights that only have FF redemptions onboard.(The US airlines got themselves into real issues here when they first introduced FF schemes w...

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by qf2220
Mon May 13, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60157

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Qantas to launch “Points Plane”, a concept where a whole aircraft is dedicated for FF to redeem points, the first will be the A388 scheduled on MEL-NRT on 21 October https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-opens-up-an-entire-airbus-a380-for-points-based-bookings?utm_source=hero Fascinating development. Per...

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by qf2220
Sun May 12, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60157

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

We have the land and resources it just needs to happen Actually, we dont. That corridor passes through dry Australian farmland - where is the water for these massive cities going to come from???? If youre talking about spreading the population, do it within the Wolongong-Canberra-Orange-Newcastle a...

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by qf2220
Sun May 12, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60157

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Give me the $1bn that there going to spend on corridor acquisition and I could easily knock 30 minutes off the travel time to Canberra and the Riverina/Melbourne that would actually make a difference to most services. Rail services now compete with road, and a half hour off the travel time could lea...

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by qf2220
Tue May 07, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60157

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Looks like LATAM’s adjustments to its Australian services are continuing. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284208/latam-chile-melbourne-service-changes-from-august-2019/ Reducing MEL-SCL down to 3 x weekly from August, whilst also now to be flown with the 788. Seems weird as they s...

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by qf2220
Tue May 07, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60157

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Unless there is a naming convention I am unaware of, I cant believe their own press release spells their own executives name wrong though...... Naren, vs Narendra Kumar

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