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by Pcoder
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52280

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

I second SuperJeffs question, could Virgin Australia just returned leased aircraft as a negotiating tactic? Indigo Partners, owners of the LCC Frontier in the USA and co-owner of European LCC Wizz Air throws their hat in the ring for VAH. They initially plan to make VA 2.0 as a domestic-only LCC, a...

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by Pcoder
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52280

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

Read a lot of comments relating to how VA was not a LC or LCC and really couldn't take it up to QF If or when VA re-launch after administration why not try something unique 3 class configuration 38" Premium up front 33" Full service economy in the middle 30" Ultra low cost up the bac...

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by Pcoder
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52280

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

Some simple things that need to looked before any fundamental business changes would be, its sport sponsorships and the name licencing for Virgin and Tigerair. I think the $10 million for Virgin needs to be trimmed to something more like $2 million plus cut in profits. I'm also not seeing the value ...

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by Pcoder
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52280

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

Mr Bartholomeusz suggests VA Mk II reverting back to a Domestic only LCC and concentrating on the trunk domestic capital city routes (with Cairns and Gold Coast thrown in) should be the go for whoever purchases VAH. This will mean closing lounges and selling off Velocity to concentrate on the basic...

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by Pcoder
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52280

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

No, It goes Administrator Fees > Secured Creditors > Employees > Unsecured Creditors. I'm not 100% sure but some Staff entitlements such as Superannuation (Pension), if they have not been properly administered, might get some priority. It should already be noted, there are at least 10+ interested co...

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by Pcoder
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52280

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

Paul Scurrah will stay on, new owners or investors would be foolish to push him out. Prior to the Covid crisis his plan to strengthen VA was underway, approved by the Board. And regarding the Virgin Australia name, really the only reason to not use the name is if Virgin Group wasn't an investor or ...

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by Pcoder
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52280

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

Breaking: The majority of bond holders are likely to block any bid which does not get them larger than a 60 cent return on their dollar investment. This makes it likely that many buyers will no longer interested and increases the chances of liquidation occurring. Source: Nine Group I'm wondering wh...

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by Pcoder
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116781

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

I'm wonder would happen with the Velocity points as velocity is its own company. Usually in these circumstances, people would lose their points, but i'm wondering since it is it's own company would they be safer? I just redeemed a token gift card, just in case... Yeah, I have redeemed a gift card j...

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by Pcoder
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116781

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

I'm wonder would happen with the Velocity points as velocity is its own company. Usually in these circumstances, people would lose their points, but i'm wondering since it is it's own company would they be safer?

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by Pcoder
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116781

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Virgin needs to get rid of this too many cooks situation with its ownership. A consolidation of ownership would be helpful to Virgin

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by Pcoder
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Government Does Not Plan to Bailout Virgin Australia - Could Create New Airline
Replies: 64
Views: 11061

Re: Australian Government Does Not Plan to Bailout Virgin Australia - Could Create New Airline

In the end of the day, the government decided not to aid Ansett as there were at least a few players in the Australian market and its collapse was mainly of its own doing. Although it would have to be said that i'd imagine the government would have preferred it to come out of administration, rather ...

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by Pcoder
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56045

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

With plenty of deferments and cancellations to come, the delivery slots will probably not be any issue for Airbus. Qantas won't need to probably confirm until the end of the year. One of the things the current crisis might do is make point to point travel more sort after, so i could very much see th...

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by Pcoder
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accelerating aircraft retirements
Replies: 83
Views: 18137

Re: Accelerating aircraft retirements

I also see LH accelerate retiring of their 11 active A 340-600 frames. They only use still two frames daily to CPT from MUC and BOG from FRA. I personally would find it very unfortunate if my favourite aircraft disappeared from the sky, but they are gas guzzlers. We have to be realistic about this....

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by Pcoder
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99198

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

I'm a QF platinum and they have just sent an email, that they will be extending my status for another year. Good move from Qantas

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by Pcoder
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66070

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Maybe they've been acquired by UPS as they do have a base there. FedEx (also based there) don't operate the 747F so it would be a bit odd if they went for it. As this was a 747-400ER, it would probably be more sort after as a freighter compared to the regular 747-400 and since it's only 17 years old...

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by Pcoder
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211133

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Vietnam bans all flights to Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan until 1 May 20 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EPrPlHHUcAEiJyV?format=jpg https://twitter.com/JournoDannyAero/status/1223518490558005249?s=20 Vietnam has now reversed the ban on flights to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan https://twitte...

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by Pcoder
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did ANA choose the A380 over the 747-8I?
Replies: 19
Views: 3488

Re: Why did ANA choose the A380 over the 747-8I?

Simple, this was part of the Skymark bailout and part of the agreement as Airbus were a creditor, ANA pick up a few frames from Airbus to settle the money owed to Airbus.

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by Pcoder
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155175

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA

The main issue was the NMA was going to not properly complete with the a321neo, which is smashing the Boeing equivalents in sales. As it was a widebody, it would be heavier then the a321neo and probably end up competing with the a330 neo and 787. As the 737 is now at the end of its life and will pro...

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by Pcoder
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293269

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

If this was an issue with an Iranian missile or other contraption, press access will be restricted. If this was some other thing, such as US missile or a mechanical issue, there will be plenty of footage of the crash site. I actually think this could be a mechanical issue and it might have just been...

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by Pcoder
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF to end scenic flights to Antarctica?
Replies: 55
Views: 13788

Re: QF to end scenic flights to Antarctica?

It will probably continue, as the new EDTO rules from CASA will allow them to operate the 789 on this flight.

Although it probably won't count as an airfield, but the Casey Base does have a strip in the summer months, could that be included as a diversionary airport?

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by Pcoder
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TE901 28th November 1979 - 40th anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 5746

Re: TE901 28th November 1979 - 40th anniversary

I'm surprised this hasn't appeared on Air crash investigations/Mayday. It's a very unusual incident, with the remoteness of the crash causing many issues.

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by Pcoder
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66732

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

I agree with you that the negotiations over the A380 are delaying an announcement. If QF can secure the A380 from SYD, then it would switch MEL-NRT to HND. There are other benefits like being able to maintain higher capacity on SYD without using another aircraft and also potentially close the NRT l...

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by Pcoder
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66732

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 Pcoder
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66732

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

I'm thinking Qantas may go with Melbourne for its Haneda flight as since it may be able to codeshare with JAL on its Sydney service. Before NH doubled its service at Sydney, a codeshare would have virtually impossible due to competition concerns, but now it more than likely to be OK. Qantas and JAL ...

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by Pcoder
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254398

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

Theres a healthy pipeline for the A350, Airbus don't need to bend over for a relatively small order which could turn out to be a pain in the backside Yeah, I think Airbus want a few orders for non Sunrise A350s (ie eventual a380 replacements) before it will start to offer more discounts. Airbus pro...

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by Pcoder
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254398

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

It's possible that there really only one plane suitable and the manufacturers don't want to give too much of a discount. I'd imagine the discount might become larger if they also more aircraft as the 10 or so aircraft needed for sunrise flights initially is probably too small for Airbus and Boeing t...

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by Pcoder
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126078

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Can you imagine the costs of flying three relatively small fleet types (787-9, A350-1000 and A380-800) into Asia. ...ask SQ. A relatively small long-ranged airline that flies 787s, A350s, and A380s to/from Asia. A350/77X split order - no way Based on what , other than speculation about undefined sa...

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by Pcoder
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126078

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

But Qantas doesn't need aircraft for Asia right now. First 4 332s and the 10 333s are all 2002-05 deliveries. Current priority is Sunrise. Then they'll focus on the domestic shorthaul fleet which hasn't had a new plane in 5 years. Then consider Asia and A380 replacements. Yeah that's right. People ...

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by Pcoder
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66732

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

777 is a standout Although Qantas might have been on the design committee for the 777, the requirements it had were probably a bit different too the other airlines with higher restrictions by CASA at the time on ETOPs, the fact that it had already taken on a number of 747-400s and 767s in the recen...

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by Pcoder
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66732

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-u ... 46a78f9c35

QF108 (PEK-SYD) had some clear air turbulence and a few people were hurt.
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https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-u ... 46a78f9c35

QF108 (PEK-SYD) had some clear air turbulence and a few people were hurt.

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by Pcoder
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151691

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

I've kind of got the feeling that in the development of the middle of the market plane, Boeing have discovered that its going to difficult to fully compete with the a321neo/LR/XLR and due to the twin aisle nature of the plane, it will end up competing with the a330neo and the 787 more than the a321n...

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by Pcoder
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise: JFK-SYD v. EWR-SIN ?
Replies: 98
Views: 18943

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

Someone I knew went to a conference with Alan Joyce as speaker and he said that a fair number of their premium passengers are rewards or upgrades. For domestic absolutely, no doubt at all, and by sheer numbers therefore the statement is probably not incorrect as an airline-wide average. I assumed w...

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QF742 wrote:
The IASC has issued its draft determination regarding the allocation of frequencies to HND.

The draft determination issues one frequency each to VA and QF.

https://www.iasc.gov.au/determinations_ ... cation.pdf


Not a surprise.

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by Pcoder
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise: JFK-SYD v. EWR-SIN ?
Replies: 98
Views: 18943

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

Someone I knew went to a conference with Alan Joyce as speaker and he said that a fair number of their premium passengers are rewards or upgrades. Domestic maybe and off-peak times, but not international. Have you ever tried to grab a reward seat for international premium class? Certainly not the l...

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by Pcoder
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise: JFK-SYD v. EWR-SIN ?
Replies: 98
Views: 18943

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

I'll have to note the that a considerable amount of premium passenger on Qantas are upgraded or reward redemption tickets. This is at least part of the reasoning behind having the economy cabin. That is complete and utter bovine faeces. If you said that a decent number are on corporate fares paying...

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by Pcoder
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise: JFK-SYD v. EWR-SIN ?
Replies: 98
Views: 18943

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

I'll have to note the that a considerable amount of premium passenger on Qantas are upgraded or reward redemption tickets. This is at least part of the reasoning behind having the economy cabin. But I think as these legs will be very long, they need to offer a Y+ seat, in a similar vein to what JAL ...

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by Pcoder
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254398

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

During a Q&A session after landing in Sydney, Alan Joyce mentioned the plan is for Project Sunrise flights to begin in *2023* when the aircraft is available. I believe they wanted to start the flights initially in 2022? Would this delay be related to waiting on Boeing’s proposal? See Alan Joyce...

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by Pcoder
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254398

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

Don’t understand why some people have dismissed the flight as a PR stunt. Sure, other airlines also have experience with ULR flights, but their data/analysis/experience isn’t going to be shared with their competitors. If the pax on board include journalists, so what? Why [u]wouldn’t[\u] you take ad...

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by Pcoder
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254398

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

Don’t understand why some people have dismissed the flight as a PR stunt. Sure, other airlines also have experience with ULR flights, but their data/analysis/experience isn’t going to be shared with their competitors. If the pax on board include journalists, so what? Why [u]wouldn’t[\u] you take ad...

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by Pcoder
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254398

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

https://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/episo ... ts/9972444
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Part of the issue that I have with this too is that the media will not ask the tough questions, as what happened with Qantas and the arrival of the dreamliner, which turned into a puff piece bonanza.

https://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/episo ... ts/9972444

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by Pcoder
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254398

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

Congratulations QF on a successful research flight. I think "research" is a bit of a misnomer as the flight is of similar length to the existing EWR-SIN. I'm considering this a PR exercise as the main test should have been on economy passengers, since SQ "research" with premium ...

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by Pcoder
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254398

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

Congratulations QF on a successful research flight. I think "research" is a bit of a misnomer as the flight is of similar length to the existing EWR-SIN. I'm considering this a PR exercise as the main test should have been on economy passengers, since SQ "research" with premium ...

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by Pcoder
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?
Replies: 57
Views: 12732

Re: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?

A better replacement for the Qantas 747-400 would have been the 777-9 as it has the same passenger capacity as the 744 with twin engines. After Qantas got their a380s they have been moving away from larger aircraft on the whole. The new 789s have largely replaced the old 747 routes and the new orde...

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by Pcoder
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254398

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

Too some extent, do believe that Qantas probably does have a preferred aircraft for sunrise. I'd imagine part of the secrecy and visible meetings with both manufacturers is to drive a better deal.

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by Pcoder
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254398

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

That's why I'm a little sceptical of the scenario of using the 777-9 for a period until the 777-8 becomes available for these sunrise route. The 777-9 will be quite a bit heavier that the a350-1000ulr and will need to burn more fuel because of it. And since it needs to lower it passenger count to ge...

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by Pcoder
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 98074

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

They won't but i'd like to a Trans Australian Airlines Livery on a plane, either the 60s TJet or original a300 livery.

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by Pcoder
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 98074

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

In your opinion. Quality of a product is subjective and has no bearing on the commercial success for a company. There’s enough agnostic passengers in Australia and Japan that are not persuaded by frequent flyer programs. Apart from the WA Government buying their way in, NH has struggled. In my opin...

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by Pcoder
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 98074

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Why do many people insist on lumping QF/JL together? There is no commercial relationship between the two carriers other than an interline agreement for domestic feed at each end and the JL codes on Jestar flights. They are competitors on the Australia-Japan services. JL is no larger in the market t...

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by Pcoder
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 98074

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

In the end of the day QF/JL have most of the market. It highly likely (I'd say 90%) that VA will get the second slot as it will be better for competition. Even if VA does have difficulties, the slot can always be reallocated.

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