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by QF1607
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 60919

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Malindo will indeed be Sydney's 40th international carrier. I was going to say that it would be a short lived achievement with Hainan pulling out, but I forgot that they have recently launched SYD-HAK so they are not gone (yet). Melbourne is 34 once NF start, 35 if you include D7 at AVV. ThaiAirAsi...

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by QF1607
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 60919

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Indonesia AirAsia is set to start flights between Perth and Lombok on June 9, Jetstar has previously operated this route and axed it a little under a year of they started flying the route. Does QZ & Lombok have the pull to make this route financially viable?

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by QF1607
Thu May 23, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Perth Airport Destinations
Replies: 3
Views: 1197

Re: Future Perth Airport Destinations

MNL, i know PR tried to make this work with a routing via DRW flying on an A320 but wouldn't a direct route with an A332 make much more sense?

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by QF1607
Tue May 07, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?
Replies: 32
Views: 4668

Re: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?

Qatar Airways has already confirmed it will begin to retire it's fleet of 10 A380's in 2024, each aircraft retiring when it hits 10 years old. They will replace the A380's with the Boeing 777-9 and Airbus A350-1000.

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by QF1607
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Currently Scheduled Flight in/out of HNL
Replies: 5
Views: 2331

Re: Longest Currently Scheduled Flight in/out of HNL

DIRECTFLT wrote:
I don't know the mileage, but HNL-PVG MU572 is listed with a flight time of 11:05, which is the same flight time as BOS-HNL HA89 per Travelocity. A Tie, unless another is longer.


PR 101 HNL - MNL has a scheduled flight time of 11:20

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by QF1607
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Southwest’s reliance one one fleet type?
Replies: 71
Views: 7717

Re: Thoughts on Southwest’s reliance one one fleet type?

It makes sense for LCC and Budget airlines to only use one aircraft type to save money, the 737 MAX grounding only affects 34 aircraft in WN fleet, im sure with some smart scheduling the other 720 unaffected Boeing 737 in the fleet can pick up the slack.

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by QF1607
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that are in trouble.
Replies: 35
Views: 7610

Re: Airlines that are in trouble.

1. Thai Airways - Re-shift focus from long haul to short haul ops, retire the B747 and A380 and use the B77W and A359 for long haul flights, cut European route net work to major cities only. 2. Malaysia Airlines - NEW BRAND IMAGE NEEDED ASAP, continue focus on Asia Pacific ops, dont expand too quick...

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by QF1607
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could TK make a direct IST - PER flight work?
Replies: 15
Views: 3214

Could TK make a direct IST - PER flight work?

Qantas has proven the validity of a direct link from Australia to Europe through it''s QF9 / QF10 service from Perth to London. So with its vast European and International network, could Turkish Airlines make a direct link from Perth to Istanbul work? The distance between the two cities is roughly 1...

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by QF1607
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline sightings
Replies: 80
Views: 8972

Re: Unusual airline sightings

TN A340-300 in SXM as a charter flight from PTP

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by QF1607
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers
Replies: 112
Views: 8835

Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

PER has some pretty amazing city views for landings on Rwy 06 or takeoffs on Rwy 24

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by QF1607
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about late night/early morning departure and arrivals
Replies: 40
Views: 8266

Re: Reason for horrifyingly inconvenient timing

Flights in the middle of the night are completely normal outside of NA/Europe/Japan. PER has quite a few late night / early morning international arrivals and departures... JQ 107: DPS - PER arr 2200h EK 421: PER - DXB dep 2220h CZ 319: CAN - PER arr 2225h CZ 320: PER - CAN dep 0025h CX 171: HKG - ...

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by QF1607
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does CDG have flights to PPT but not NOU?
Replies: 13
Views: 2676

Re: Why does CDG have flights to PPT but not NOU?

Simply look at the traffic numbers... in 2017 New Caledonia's main international airport, La Tontouta (NOU) handled just 529,349 passengers, Papeete Fa'a'a handled 1,243,631, that's more than twice as many passengers. I doubt AF or SB could make a CDG-NOU route financially viable.

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by QF1607
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)
Replies: 30
Views: 3800

Re: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)

Well MH has recently began sending A380's to SYD which is normally an A330-300

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by QF1607
Sat May 26, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 32631

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United. Airline tbc Monday. Any ideas?

I have doubts about United as there A350's aren't due to be delivered till 2022

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by QF1607
Fri May 25, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 129
Views: 34830

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

https://www.facebook.com/Aeronews.ro/posts/1712763188799774 Not sure if this is official, but its the new logo on a 787 with an updated version of the current livery... the water pattern has been replaced by a Polynesian art design, the double red stripe has been moved further back and slimmed down ...

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by QF1607
Sat May 05, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas suspends Perth growth, blames uncooperative airport
Replies: 7
Views: 3807

Re: Qantas suspends Perth growth, blames uncooperative airport

I don't see why Qantas has upgraded it's domestic terminal for international flights, i mean in the next decade the new consolidated terminal will open on the opposite side of the airport so what's the point...

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by QF1607
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2
Replies: 70
Views: 17791

Re: The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2

When they release a new documentary about Concord... that should be the poster and DVD cover :)

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by QF1607
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best small and lesser known airports for plane spotting.
Replies: 17
Views: 2108

Re: Best small and lesser known airports for plane spotting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NisoPIAW8Es
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PER has a viewing platform that is only 100m away from the main taxiway and 320m away from Rwy 03, if planes are using that runway it makes for some great photos and videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NisoPIAW8Es

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by QF1607
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 busiest airports worldwide 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 3734

Re: Top 10 busiest airports worldwide 2017

Do you think Haneda can beat DXB? If current growth rates continue i would say yes, with Emirates growing at a continued fast pace it's only a matter of time before DXB runs out of room, HND has in theory unlimited expansion space with Tokyo Bay, very expensive but not impossible to build more land...

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by QF1607
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's happening with South African Airways?
Replies: 78
Views: 17738

Re: What's happening with South African Airways?

The first thing SAA needs to do to return to profit, is get rid of those fuel guzzling A340's and replace them with 787's or A350... reducing the number of J seats on planes by half and adding more Y seats would be a good move as well...

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by QF1607
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?
Replies: 120
Views: 22960

Re: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?

When SQ starts flying direct to LAX and EWR, what will happen to there 1 stop flights to LAX and JFK
SQ 7 / 8 (LAX via ICN)
SQ 11 / 12 (LAX via NRT)
SQ 25 / 26 (JFK via FRA)

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by QF1607
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More Efficient Takeoff Technique
Replies: 39
Views: 4009

Re: More Efficient Takeoff Technique

Northwest Airlines flight 255... 'nuf said

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by QF1607
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 14318

Re: Origin of Airline Names

Slightly related, but slightly not, does anyone know why Southwest has WN as their 2 letter identifier? Airline IATA codes are generally handed out on a first come first serve basis, which is why the older airlines like Qantas, British Airways and American Airlines have 2 letter codes that correspo...

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by QF1607
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 259
Views: 23559

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread

This must be one of the most challenging regions in the World in which to operate profitably, due to small markets and populations, and long distances. Except for Hawaii, Guam and maybe Fiji, are there any markets/destinations/airports that operate on a purely commercial basis, without subsidies? H...

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by QF1607
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thai 789 seat map
Replies: 14
Views: 5357

Re: Thai 789 seat map

According to the Thai Airways page on Wikipedia (so this could be all hearsay) the 787-9 will be delivered with 298 seats, 30J and 268Y if the -9 have the same J seats as the -8 it will be a standard 5 rows of 6... if it's a new product 7 rows of 4 + 2 extra seats at the front or rear is the most li...

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by QF1607
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last A340 operator
Replies: 56
Views: 11945

Re: Last A340 operator

wedgetail737 wrote:
How about Air Tahiti Nui?


Air Tahiti Nui will replace its fleet of 5 A340's by 2019 with the arrival of 4 Boeing 787-9. which is a shame because i think that ATN has one of the most beautiful liveries and it suits the A340 perfectly...

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by QF1607
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of SAA's A340's?
Replies: 29
Views: 6901

Re: Future of SAA's A340's?

aldrigsomandre wrote:
JNB-PER is also on A340's, exclusively.


Almost exclusively -300 series though, we used to get the 600 often but ever since they dropped SA 282/283 its normally a 300

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by QF1607
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Flydubai merger in 18 months
Replies: 51
Views: 11586

Re: Emirates and Flydubai merger in 18 months

Does this mean the FlyDubai aircraft will be re-branded as Emirates or will the two carriers operated separately buy just managed by the same company

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by QF1607
Mon May 29, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours
Replies: 143
Views: 29649

Re: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours

the Paris Air Show also means the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards will be happening, on the 20th June... any predictions? the top 10 airlines from 2016 where: 1. Emirates 2. Qatar Airways 3. Singapore Airlines 4. Cathay Pacific 5. All Nippon Airways 6. Etihad Airways 7. Turkish Airlines 8. EVA Air...

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by QF1607
Wed May 24, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proximity of major airports
Replies: 47
Views: 4610

Re: Proximity of major airports

No flights but AUH - DXB are only 129 km apart

DOH - DXB (375km)

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by QF1607
Tue May 16, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest Liveries Still In Use?
Replies: 64
Views: 12639

Re: Oldest Liveries Still In Use?

Other then slight changes to the type face and kangaroo logo, Qantas livery has been unchanged since 1984

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by QF1607
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF announces fares & schedules for PER-LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 15374

Re: QF will announces fares & schedules for PER-LHR 27 Apr.

Flight schedule has been released PER-LHR 1850-510+1 LHR-PER 1330-1315+1 First flight starts on 24 March 18 https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-non-stop-perth-london-boeing-787-flights-start-march-24-2018 Does this line up with know QF LHR slot times? Gemuser The 0510 arrival is not used by QF1/9 but t...

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by QF1607
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most incredible Airline turnarounds?
Replies: 47
Views: 8019

Re: Most incredible Airline turnarounds?

Qantas comes to mind... for the 2013-14 Financial Year, Qantas reported a loss of 2.8 Billion dollars... by 2016 the airline was making a profit of $1.53 Billion, that's a major turnaround for a private carrier...

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by QF1607
Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the most iconic route for an aircraft type?
Replies: 37
Views: 3229

Re: What is the most iconic route for an aircraft type?

GCT64 wrote:
QF1607 wrote:
even they are no longer operated, the Airbus A318 on LCY-JFK


Isn't it only suspended for Christmas/holidays? BA are selling tickets for flights later in January.


my mistake, i meant they scaled back the operation... thanks for that ill fix it :)

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by QF1607
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the most iconic route for an aircraft type?
Replies: 37
Views: 3229

Re: What is the most iconic route for an aircraft type?

even they are no longer operated, the Airbus A318 on LCY-JFK and the A340-500 on SIN-EWR

also the 747-400ER, DFW-BNE-SYD (now operated by an A380)

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by QF1607
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the EK 777 business class?
Replies: 5
Views: 2699

Re: What happened to the EK 777 business class?

Emirates is taking a step backwards... sure a nice big screen for the best IFE system is a plus... but still 7 abreast in this day and age??? not good EK, i feel sorry for whoever gets that middle seat, it looks awfully cramped, god help you if your claustrophobic... how can an airline who's planes ...

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by QF1607
Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Government goes ahead on Second Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek
Replies: 56
Views: 6886

Re: Australian Government goes ahead on Second Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek

As an uneducated American ( :) ), can someone explain to me what the second airport is for? Like an Avalon where it is mostly LCC traffic, or an eventual Kingsford Smith replacement? If it is a replacement, will they close the current SYD? (You might see a MXP/LIN or HND/NRT thing otherwise...) Syd...

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by QF1607
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Fokkker's 100's Anniversary Is Here Today!
Replies: 30
Views: 3294

Re: The Fokkker's 100's Anniversary Is Here Today!

oh man, and fokkers are getting rarer by the minute. i still remember when the airliner was new, the product line up was to be a fokker 100 baseline (which is actually a F.28-0100), a model 70 for up to 80 pax, and the graceful fokker 130, which was never realized. especially the 130 would have loo...

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by QF1607
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Fokkker's 100's Anniversary Is Here Today!
Replies: 30
Views: 3294

Re: The Fokkker's 100's Anniversary Is Here Today!

the Fokker 100 is a major player in regional aviation in Western Australia, i have flown on the F100 many times with QF travelling back and forth between KGI and PER, always a pleasure to fly on the F100 :)

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by QF1607
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't Air Transat, Emirates & Etihad fly from T2 at MAN?
Replies: 5
Views: 1483

Re: Why don't Air Transat, Emirates & Etihad fly from T2 at MAN?

i can't give a reason for Etihad or Air Transat, but Emirates operates from T1 because this is where MAN built the A380 gate for EK back in 2012

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by QF1607
Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has There Ever Been An Attempt To Place A Large Portion Of A Terminal Underground?
Replies: 33
Views: 7923

Re: Has There Ever Been An Attempt To Place A Large Portion Of A Terminal Underground?

the main part of DXB T3 is located underground, the concourses above ground are all departure areas after passengers have cleared immigration and customes... all the check in, immigration, security and baggage claim is located under the apron area...

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by QF1607
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which aircraft types have never had a fatal incident?
Replies: 74
Views: 12033

Re: Which aircraft types have never had a fatal incident?

COIAHLGW wrote:
Jalap wrote:
I believe the A330-300 hasn't had any accidents with fatalities in commercial service. Only the one during a test flight.


AF447 from Rio to Paris on 1 June 2009.....



AF447 was an A330-200, in fact all the fatal accidents of the A330 family where using 200 series aircraft

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by QF1607
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which aircraft types have never had a fatal incident?
Replies: 74
Views: 12033

Re: Which aircraft types have never had a fatal incident?

I think the Airbus A340 must have one of the best safety records in Aviation history, 23 years in service (24 as of March 2017) and not a single fatality and only 5 hull losses.

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by QF1607
Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Probability of QF changing one LHR stopover to SIN from DXB
Replies: 28
Views: 5479

Re: Probability of QF changing one LHR stopover to SIN from DXB

I'm sure it's possible but the ability to continue onwards on Emirates's extensive European network is a huge advantage. Singapore probably has quite a lot less European connections. The only reason Qantas routed it's SYD-LHR flights through SIN and HKG was because of it's OneWorld membership, SIN ...

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by QF1607
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest MH370 Scenario
Replies: 66
Views: 12639

Re: Latest MH370 Scenario

So it suffered an explosive decompression and then kept flying for another how many hours (as evidenced by the pings)! Nuh uh! I think we've got ourselves a second flaw... An explosive decompression doesn't need to be a major catastrophic event like it was with AQ243 (Aloha Airlines), just a door b...

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by QF1607
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does the A380 work so well for EK and not as much for EY/QR
Replies: 36
Views: 7911

Re: Why does the A380 work so well for EK and not as much for EY/QR

EK has been operating for longer then QR and EY, so they, and by extension DXB, have had a longer period to build up there passenger base that can now justify the large A380 fleet that EK posses.

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by QF1607
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas will reveal Boeing 787 routes, seats on 27 October 2016
Replies: 84
Views: 13134

Re: Qantas will reveal Boeing 787 routes, seats on 27 October 2016

Will QF open up new routes with the 787s or just replace older aircraft on existing routes? The 787 is being brought in to replace the ageing Boeing 747 in the fleet, but with the extended range and efficiency of the 787-9, QF will be starting new routes, including plans for a non-stop service to L...

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by QF1607
Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unnamed Airline to introduce Super First Class on 777's in late 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 4592

Re: Unnamed Airline to introduce Super First Class on 777's in late 2017

http://www.ausbt.com.au/emirates-to-lau ... -next-year
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i am fairly certain this is EK, this link was at the bottom of the article detailing Emirates new first class is coming in 2017 for the 77W and A380

http://www.ausbt.com.au/emirates-to-lau ... -next-year

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by QF1607
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France again delays A380 cabin refurbishment
Replies: 5
Views: 2786

Re: Air France again delays A380 cabin refurbishment

While i think it is a bad move for AF to give priority to the A330 over there flagship A380, i can see where they are coming from, the A330 has an inferior product to almost every competing airline, its old, outdated and just terrible

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by QF1607
Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Expensive Flight per Mile
Replies: 44
Views: 11008

Re: Most Expensive Flight per Mile

What is sad is that you can fly from Perth to Bali for less money then Perth to Sydney or Melbourne... I'm not sure what's particularly sad about it, PER-DPS is simply a much shorter flight than PER-SYD/MEL. Similarly, fares across the ditch from SYD are generally cheaper than many domestic routes ...

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