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by getluv
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 30962

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

FJ isn’t happy with QF having their own SYD-NAN flights. https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/fijian-airways-slams-aggressive-qantas-20190914-p52rbk.html Strong words from the FJ CEO: “Qantas’ sudden flip from ally to adversary has been very damaging for Fiji Airways. It is competing aggressive...

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by getluv
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 30962

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Seeing that SQ had just recently signed a codeshare agreement with GA, what are the chances of SQ 'loosening' some control over 'who can VA partner and not partner with'? This also follows with the airline alliances survey that VA sent out after SQ/EY 'allegedly' were previously opposed to VA joini...

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by getluv
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 47383

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

Not at all, I provided you with the FWC document, want to show me how the numbers you are mentioning are possible. Yes you did show me that FWC document. Now calculate the real annual wage that includes the allowances, superannuation, leave entitlements, and other non monetary benefits that they ar...

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by getluv
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 47383

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

Your post looks like it came from the Union’s playbook. What “feeling going around”? You mean from some disgruntled (ex-)pilots on pprune thinking QF should be paying them $400k a year to fly once a year like the good old times. “Productivity improvements” are happening in every profession. Pilots ...

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by getluv
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 47383

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

Pilots were saying some time ago that AJ might use the negotiations as a reason to cancel sunrise, and just use it as leverage to reduce pilot costs. They did similar with the 787 saying they would cancel the orders unless the pay was reduced. (The 10 and 16 are my best recollection) The main stick...

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by getluv
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 30962

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

QF is launching BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD. At the same time QF will reduce BNE-LAX to daily only. BNE-USA will increase to twice daily. There is only so much more capacity a smaller city like BNE can take. With a lack of a large premium market I don’t honestly think there will be too much more added out ...

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by getluv
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 30962

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Ground staff, pilots, cabin crew generally get the news when the general public find out. Also the assumption seems to have been made on the basis that there was only going to be one slot available, not two which does change things. Anyway, according to the Department of Infrastructure, the HND slot...

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by getluv
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 30962

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

OK, so I have a few questions about HND: 1) Is this two additional pairs, or two total? My inclination is the latter, so only one additional pair, but time will tell. 2) Is there anything to suggest that the additional slots are for 07:00-22:00 or is that supposition? 3) Either way, it's pretty rea...

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by getluv
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 30962

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 20197s

I see QF applying for both slots and consolidating everything at HND, despite having GK operations at NRT. Once the Olympics are over and the 747s are gone, I see QF working on making CTS year round and KIX daily. While QF did announce a NRT lounge refresh, nothing has happened since. I doubt VA wil...

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by getluv
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 30962

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

It would be remiss for the folks discussing the additional HND frequency that has been negotiated by Australia to simply assume that frequency will be awarded to QF and thus a quick win for the TYO B744 situation... Is there evidence to support the additional frequency allocation to HND for Austral...

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by getluv
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 30962

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

The 6 SYD frames are likely to be 3 SYD-SFO-SYD-SCL-SYD 3 SYD-HND-SYD-JNB-SYD The SFO/HND arrivals can swap around and go to SCL/JNB or which ever they don’t usually. HKG at some point will have to swap to A380/330 or more 789s get ordered. No more YVR for now then after next July, an A380 seems un...

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by getluv
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 65762

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

The only thing more predictable than Virgin positing an annual loss, is the queue of the same a.net users who come out to stick the boot in, pedal wild conspiracy theories about JB’s boardroom antics, and yearn for the airline to change back to Virgin Blue. Probably not as predictable as posts like...

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by getluv
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 65762

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

The only thing more predictable than Virgin positing an annual loss, is the queue of the same a.net users who come out to stick the boot in, pedal wild conspiracy theories about JB’s boardroom antics, and yearn for the airline to change back to Virgin Blue. Probably not as predictable as posts like...

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by getluv
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 65762

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

A few posters above have commented that more codesharing etc. with VA and other carriers outside their ownership sphere should be done. FYI many have tried and been knocked back- on orders from SQ. Interesting. Wonder if the ACCC might have a view on this.... Probably none. After all it was a manag...

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by getluv
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 65762

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

VA Results are in: A$315m loss. Redundancies galore. Way worse than the guidance than they provided in May. https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/dark-skies-virgin-australia-reports-315m-loss-flags-750-job-cuts-20190827-p52law.html The thing is EBITDA is decreasing, that a worry. Also VAH has w...

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by getluv
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 65762

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

https://www.smh.com.au/business/compani ... 52law.html
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VA Results are in: A$315m loss.

Redundancies galore. Way worse than the guidance than they provided in May.

https://www.smh.com.au/business/compani ... 52law.html

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by getluv
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 65762

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

There are opportunities for VA to form more partnerships in other countries. E.g VA would only expand to Japan only if they form a partnership with NH to help each other on both ends of the route. Ditto with GA for a potential Indonesia/Bali JV (e.g putting each others code on the Bali flights and ...

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by getluv
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 65762

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Qantas to cut capacity to HKG over coming months by 7% due to weaker demand https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/qantas-to-dial-back-hong-kong-capacity-460415/ Cut capacity, yet potentially upgrades service to HKG. I recalled Qantas A332 has WiFi where A333 does not. That means there is a goo...

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by getluv
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 65762

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

I think some people forget the fundamental realities of living in a country with only 25 million people and as dispersed as Australia is. We are geographically isolated, even amongst each other. Canada is really the only comparable market, but geographically they have more advantages. The Australian...

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by getluv
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 65762

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

I concur with RyanairGuru. The default filter “direct flights” is a deliberate attempt to maximise revenue for QF by keeping the pax on QF metal the longest. I found flights to Europe to be the real problem, as QF want you on QF1 or 9 all the way to LHR. Everywhere else wasn’t too bad (still some du...

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by getluv
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 65762

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

All outbound flights from US to Australia are completely full even if they were re-direct onto UA, AA or FJ or re-directing via HNL/SFO/DFW.

Unfortunately, the cost of this disruption won't outweigh the cost of having a spare A380 lying around.

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by getluv
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 65762

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

BITRE for May available For those interested since it was discussed last month https://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/files/International_airline_activity_1905.pdf AC loads on MEL-YVR inbound 62% outbound 81% QF MEL-SFO loads for May 88% inbound and 90% outbound, maybe an increase in frequen...

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by getluv
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 65762

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

It would be a surprising partnership but it would not solve the dilemma VA finds itself in, i.e. too many interested parties. Despite being in the same alliance, I don't think TK has a very friendly relationship with SQ and other SA members outside codesharing arrangements.

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by getluv
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58126

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

I think the extra sims would be necessary given the roster of 787 pilots continue to grow, and will allow QF to scale up in future. I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear a top up order of 4 extra 787s for FY20/21 from QF on the day financials are released to soften headlines of a fall in profit. Unfort...

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by getluv
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58126

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

brucetiki wrote:
Anti-Qantas Facebook page Airline Secrets Exposed has had an epic Facebook melt over QF25's delay today.


Post was taken down. The reader comments were scathing of the poster/admin.

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by getluv
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 151
Views: 21598

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

BNE-SFO eff 9 February 2020 - 3x weekly BNE-ORD eff 20 April 2020 - 4x weekly QANTAS FLIGHTS FROM BRISBANE TO CHICAGO AND SAN FRANCISCO OPEN FOR BUSINESS https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-flights-from-brisbane-to-chicago-and-san-francisco-open-for-business/ Interesting, Februa...

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by getluv
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58126

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Virgin Australia / Newcastle Airport have announced the return of seasonal flights between Newcastle and Auckland for the next three years. Apparently the flights were quite popular and generated a lot of revenue for the Hunter Region. Not that popular - working from BITRE you can see that there wa...

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by getluv
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58126

Final decision on QF/CX codeshare deal has been handed down, the proposed deal has been rejected https://www.iasc.gov.au/determinations_decisions/2019/2019iasc204.aspx Ironically the NZ/CX deal got approved and is operating, would have thought the NZ/CX deal would have had an lot more conflicts tha...

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by getluv
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 151
Views: 21598

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

Speculation that AA LAX-CHC (I'm guessing seasonal nw) is on the cards and presumably a requirement of the JV in New Zealand. It's not a requirement at all. Out of all three countries in scope, NZ is probably the least resistant. Considering NZ/UA's near monopoly on New Zealand/US routes, the NZ ma...

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by getluv
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 151
Views: 21598

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

I do see LAX-AKL returning to year round. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Speculation that AA LAX-CHC (I'm guessing seasonal nw) is on the cards and presumably a requirement of the JV in New Zealand. It's not a requirement at all. Out of all three countries in scope, NZ is probably the least res...

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by getluv
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58126

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 getluv
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58126

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. Based on current schedules, only a LHR-HKG-SYD/MEL routing may be of benefit, everyt...

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by getluv
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 61741

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

- VA are not in the financial position to join alliances. This is extremely expensive as it requires all sorts of deals and IT upgrades to go foward. - SQ and VAs relationship is very much a hands off and probably glad that they are. VA signing up new JV deals all over the place in direct competitio...

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by getluv
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 61741

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The reduction in "fees" is quite substantial. The increase in points for premium seats makes a lot of sense if they're going to make more seats available for redemption. Given a majority of points are probably redeemed on economy seats this will like benefit most people with modest point ...

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by getluv
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 61741

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The reduction in "fees" is quite substantial. The increase in points for premium seats makes a lot of sense if they're going to make more seats available for redemption. Given a majority of points are probably redeemed on economy seats this will like benefit most people with modest point b...

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by getluv
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 61741

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hvrN3dy-_8
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Someone pointed this out on QFF Forum, but there's a QF promo video out. You will soon be able to redeem QF points on (selected?) NZ, AF, KL, CI and PG flights.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hvrN3dy-_8

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by getluv
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 61741

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The fact that UA has a bigger market share in ORD won't be a concern considering UA and QF have an extensive interline relationship.

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by getluv
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 61741

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Speaking of the NT, Qantas is launching thrice (Wed/Fri/Sun) weekly DRW-BME flights from October 27 on Fokker 100s. At this stage the route is running until the end of March 2020.

Link (Paywalled)

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by getluv
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 61741

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/o ... y_1903.pdf
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For those interested, BITRE International Airline Activity - March 2019 report is out.

https://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/o ... y_1903.pdf

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by getluv
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 61741

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.casa.gov.au/files/821pdf
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rtav wrote:
The 787 has the ETOPS for it but whether or not CASA will allow it. Eg. LATAM can fly SYD/MEL - SCL non-stop with the Dreamliners no problem.


CASA already allow it. QF just needs to get approval for the airframes that will be doing the sectors.

https://www.casa.gov.au/files/821pdf

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by getluv
Wed May 15, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 60441

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

I'm not sure how many job cuts VA can make, although they could outsource the check-in function again. As for Virgin Village in BNE, that place already has high turnover and staff are paid less than QF. Well they could fully automate check-in and boarding at mayor ports - although think VA probably...

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by getluv
Tue May 14, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 60441

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Considering what AC did to Aeroplan, I'm sure many investors would be very hesitant to go near Velocity, unless there was a clause preventing VA from starting a competing frequent flyer program. Velocity has been under performing compared to Qantas Loyalty and I understand why Scurrah is keen to exp...

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by getluv
Mon May 13, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 60441

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

https://www.afr.com/business/transport/ ... 513-p51mn9
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AFR are reporting that VA is preparing to sell the rest of Velocity.

https://www.afr.com/business/transport/ ... 513-p51mn9

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by getluv
Thu May 09, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 60441

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

QF released their 3Q Market Update today. https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-group-trading-update-third-quarter-fy19/ Key points: - Third quarter revenue up 2.3 per cent to $4.4 billion versus prior corresponding period - Qantas and Melbourne Airport have reached an agreement fo...

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by getluv
Sun May 05, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 60441

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Losses have always been identified as stemming from international well before going solo on the Tasman, so are we sure LAX routes are even breaking even? I'd have thought that these are the least important to their overall network and that them and HKG would be the first to go, likely saving a flee...

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by getluv
Fri May 03, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 60441

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

dredgy wrote:
Huh, so Qantas group is aware that Seoul exists.


As someone pointed out, they’ve code shared on OZ for years. It’s also a block code share not a free sale code share.

Further to this they’ve recently started code sharing with CX/KA to Seoul and Busan via HKG.

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by getluv
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67608

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Both are unrelated. The QF145 & QF148 is being operated by VHOEF which arrived earlier this morning from SFO. Believe there could be an A330 AOG therefore sub with a B744. Yes that would be the case but considering this probably was driven by an AOG A330 aircraft which normally operates the rou...

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by getluv
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67608

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Also hearing -OEB is getting a reprieve partially due to -EBP being grounded in SYD. The two seem unrelated. SYD-AKL is prone to last minute upgrades. The change to a 744 on SYD-AKL-SYD happened a few days ago and it appears to be a commercial decision as QF had virtually no inventory left between ...

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by getluv
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67608

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

It’s just pulled up to its bay in Sydney. AKL Spotters Alert - There’s a QF B744 operating a SYD-AKL-SYD rotation tomorrow in lieu of an A330. EK413 Also hearing -OEB is getting a reprieve partially due to -EBP being grounded in SYD. The two seem unrelated. SYD-AKL is prone to last minute upgrades....

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