https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-12/ ... a/10894426
ABC reporting that CASA has suspended 737 Max 8 operations within Australia
https://www.ausbt.com.au/virgin-austral ... ource=hero
VA to launch seasonal OOL-PER flights in DEC/JAN with the 737-800
https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... hong-kong/
QF is introducing a once weekly DRW-HKG freight service with the 767-300F from August.
https://www.ausbt.com.au/emirates-is-cu ... ource=hero
EK reducing PER-DXB to 1 daily from April 17 2019. The 777 flight (EK424/EK425) has been cut leaving only the a380 service (EK420/EK421).
https://www.ausbt.com.au/qatar-airways-airbus-a380-to-fly-perth-doha-from-may-2018?utm_source=hero QR has confirmed the rumours that it will put the the a380 on DOH-PER. From May 1, the 777-300ER flights will now be operated by the a380. Article also states that DOH-SYD-CBR flights are planned to be...Jump to post
https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-to-launch-melbourne-san-francisco-route-with-boeing-787?utm_source=hero Ausbt is reporting that QF will start MEL-SFO in 'late 2018' with the 787-9. No other details yet about timings, frequency, etc. My guess is that QF will either drop, or have AA take some MEL-LAX ...Jump to post
I flew to Sydney last Saturday and I noticed about 2 or 3 Fokker 100s in the network livery, anyone have a rough idea when these will be repainted? After the second 737 has been repainted in the coming weeks (VH-VYD for those wondering) the first Fokker 100 is set to be repainted. It will be VH-NHP...Jump to post
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2017/04/24/etihad-a380-melbourne-discontinued/ From October 29, Etihad is reducing capacity to MEL and will discontinue a380 operations EY460/461 will be operated with a 77W rather than the a388 EY462/463 will be operated with a 789 rather than the 77W This is ...Jump to post
Hi all. Does anyone know the rough weight of the overhead cabin lockers found in aircraft? Would older lockers weight more than today's lockers (e.g. comparing the lockers from a 737-200 to a 737MAX)? Asking because I might buy a locker from a 737-200 and trying to figure out if it is feasible to mo...Jump to post
According to FlightAware and FlightRadar, today TT464 ADL-MEL was operated by Alliance Airlines Fokker 100 VH-XWO instead of the usual Tigerair a320/737. Does anyone know what this is all about? Is Tiger still having issues with its 737 crewing?Jump to post
FlightAware showing "DUB1" on route to SYD from DXB. Due 20:43. Boeing 744. Any ideas? Without checking FlightAware myself, it is probably a Dubai Air Wing aircraft. They have a fleet of all white 744's with a blue belly and used to transport things such as racehorses around. I'm not 100%...Jump to post
Uzbekistan Airways are known to do random charter flights when they have spare metal lying around. Every six months they fly a charter between TAS-KUL-CHC for Russian and Ukrainian fishing crews, so GUM-NGO could potentially be a fishing charter. Also, FlightAware isn't picking up Uzbekistan Airways...Jump to post
Could someone please look up the registrations of the aircraft that operated:
QF25 MEL-AKL-LAX on 08/11/2008
QF94 LAX-MEL on 25/11/2008
They were my kids first long haul flights and I would love to get the registrations.
https://www.ausbt.com.au/virgin-austral ... bi-flights
VA has pulled its plans to operate PER-AUH which was set to start in June.
Hi all, am in the process of semi-planning a trip involving LAS for this Christmas (2017), and I have no idea which carrier I should fly. I would appreciate it if anyone could recommend which airline I should fly and what an approximate price I could expect to pay when the flights become bookable. I...Jump to post
Well, it's written by a QF fanboy Geoffrey Thomas so despite airlines not being ranked in order, he gives QF the top award. It keeps his FF miles topped up nicely. Apparently not killing passengers is how you base an airline's safety record! Isn't keeping passengers alive the very bare bones of saf...Jump to post
QF only ever flew to HRE via PER. Once JNB was politically able to be served again, they persevered with HRE for a while, operating weekly SYD-PER-HRE-JNB-PER-SYD and weekly in the reverse direction. However didn't take so long for HRE to be dropped. Interesting, the route map I have must be inaccu...Jump to post
Does anybody happen to know much about QF's services to HRE in the 1980's? I was digging around at home and found a old QF route map which shows the only route they had out of ADL was to HRE. I know QF used to operate PER-HRE and eventually PER-JNB-HRE-PER in late 1990's/early 2000's but never heard...Jump to post
What about smaller airlines? For example NZ have 7x 77W, surely having a spare engine just sitting around would not be worth it in this case? Conversely, does this mean EK with over 100 77W would have 10-20 spare GE90 just sitting around or in overhaul? I suppose if they have power by the hour that...Jump to post
It's a possibility but I think that Norwegian have bigger fish to fry before they set up an Asian hub. Out of the cities you stated I think BKK would be the most likely. HKG is the most unlikely given the protectionism of the HK government which would probably shoot down the idea much like JetStar H...Jump to post
I wonder how Virgin are going. They have been very quiet lately! https://australinea.com/virgin-australi ... ing-crush/ It is being discussed in another thread ( viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1346641 ), but things aren't looking too great for VA. If EY and SQ pull out, IMHO we will have an Ansett Mk II o...Jump to post
VA is beginning to look a little bit like Ansett. VA shouldn't start flights to China/HK (with their own metal) even though they will have the feed from HNA. They need to to consolidate their strength on the domestic market. When Ansett started international flights they had a very good hard product...Jump to post