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by qf2048
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 279
Views: 39510

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

I do see synergies with having QF and JQ co-located, there would be some crossover roles ... worthwhile to move a whole HQ though, unsure. Kindof off the original topic but it would make sense at airports though (yes MEL and SYD am looking at you) where QF slap their code on a JQ flight but flights ...

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by qf2048
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53213

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

I've heard more B737's and Network A320's into the WA market due to the booming mining FIFO markets. Melbourne set to become a B717 base and Q300's replacing Q400's at MQL & MEL. Interesting that 717s are back into MEL. MEL-HBA and MEL-CBR were two of the first 2-class 717 routes when that type...

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by qf2048
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53213

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Has anyone got old REX timetables? By that i mean pre Covid? Of course theres nothing i can find on the website as there are no flights.... IM looking to see what sort of bank they have into SYD from the regional destinations Off the top of my head ZL out of my local port (OAG) pre COVID was 5/ wee...

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by qf2048
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53213

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

I had a long weekend away in Byron Bay just gone. It was a very strange feel at Sydney airport. Our JQ fight was full to the brim BTW. Was interesting to see REX were using some of the VA gates. There was a couple of REX flights using gate 31 rather than the usual lower level bus gates. Rex had a fl...

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by qf2048
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53213

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

The issue is that there aren’t a lot of 42s around, so 72s are likely to have a similar lease cost. This may address the apparent “wasted capacity” of an upguqge. Its not so much the capacity that isnt being used, but the underlying cost to run a 72 vs a 42 which will be the problem. Apart from fue...

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by qf2048
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55658

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

First Qlink flight SYD-OAG, QF2015, operated today by a Dash 8-200 VH-TQG. 29 PAX on board.

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by qf2048
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55658

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Rex having another dig at QF for starting a new route to OAG on 20th July calling it predatory.
Rexs' most expensive fare on this route is over $500 and they sell still them at peak times.

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by qf2048
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68777

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Does anyone know the story behind a Virgin Fokker currently en route from Orange to Adelaide? Very odd to see one out of WA, let alone flying from Orange? As this is my local airport I'm going to take a guess that it is a FIFO charter. Newcrest Mining have their Cadia Valley mine here only about 25...

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by qf2048
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68777

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Heard on ABC NSW radio this morning on my way to work Rex a threatening to pull out of ARM over airport security screening charges. Does explain why I saw a QFlink Q400 on FR24 ARM - SYD. Sounds like the council are standing their ground though. Rex are also in a stoush with Grafton council over fe...

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by qf2048
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68777

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Heard on ABC NSW radio this morning on my way to work Rex a threatening to pull out of ARM over airport security screening charges. Does explain why I saw a QFlink Q400 on FR24 ARM - SYD. Sounds like the council are standing their ground though. Rex are also in a stoush with Grafton council over fee...

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by qf2048
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68777

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Flypelican to commence seasonal flights between CBR and BNK from July 3rd.
Probably not a bad idea. Only got to fill 19 seats. I'm sure there would be plenty of Canberrans looking to escape the cold.

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by qf2048
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68777

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

SA2982 JNB-BNE is about 50 mins away from BNE.

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by qf2048
Tue May 26, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68913

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

I'd like to see the QFLink 717's on SYD-CFS. Might be the right size aircraft for some flights on that route, especially if VA does not return with their once a day 737 service.

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by qf2048
Sat May 23, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68913

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

SriLankan A332 operating a cargo only flight into SYD today https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYs_UCkUcAE_-oq?format=jpg&name=large https://twitter.com/www16Right/status/1264174350921433088?s=20 UL607 not long ago passed over my house on it's return to CMB. My wife actually spotted it and told me. Sh...

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by qf2048
Sun May 17, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68913

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

I would presume they would rebrand if they were to launch capital city services... maybe stick with the REX name but drop the use of "Regional Express" particularly on the jet aircraft... I quite like the sound of "RexJet" Nah sounds: Tacky, Like: EasyJet and Jetstar etc. If you...

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by qf2048
Sat May 09, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68913

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

BA, Qatar alliance for Australian flights gets the go-ahead Not sure if many will be over the moon with this? https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/british-airways-qatar-joint-venture When the world goes back to "normal" could BA Re route BA 15/16 LHR-DOH-SYD-DOH -LHR? Would QR be then ...

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by qf2048
Fri May 01, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68913

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

As redroo said in last months post re QF A330's on East Coast- Perth flying I agree there is a lot of freight that moves. I work in a logistics roll for a company that manufacturers heavy mining equipment. We have a freight account with Toll, who use QF for their same day and priority services. We h...

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by qf2048
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117255

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

I see the KLM 77W repatriation flight went unusually westward on the SYD-NRT leg while JAL/ANA went directly North to Japan as usual. Just guessing maybe KLM couldn't get PNG overfly rights or there was another administrative problem? https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM828/24601634 I noticed that too...

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by qf2048
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117255

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

QF may get its third Haneda slot after all...[/quote] I was thinking this too but didn't want to mention it too early. QF 51/52 could move to HND making all mainline services out of the one airport. Still think it will be a while before the passenger numbers return and this is probably not in QF's l...

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by qf2048
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117255

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

If VA go the way of the Dodo maybe Scoot we be an option for as second carrier, with SQ FF program attached.
Just my 0.02c worth..

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by qf2048
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117255

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

KLM 772 about to touch down in SYD From today CX has sent 77W to BNE PER to get second freighter today, after firstly seeing QR 777F, MH A332F is about an hour from touching down Been a great afternoon here next to SYD today. First the Elderweiss 343 departure and now the KLM 772 arrival. In a very...

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by qf2048
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117255

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... h-airnorth


As mentioned in the article QF will continue to codeshare on selected routes.
Wasn't airnorth, or their owners, already in financial trouble?
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waoz1 wrote:
QF ends fflyer partnership with Air North

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... h-airnorth


As mentioned in the article QF will continue to codeshare on selected routes.
Wasn't airnorth, or their owners, already in financial trouble?

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by qf2048
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99805

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Enjoyed the Austrian Photos landing in SYD. Unfortunate the circumstances for all these "visitors". I'm sure Austrian use to fly regularly to Sydney via BKK back in the early 2000's? I'm sure I nearly booked on them to Europe for my first ever overseas adventure. Ended up going KE as it w...

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by qf2048
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99805

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Enjoyed the Austrian Photos landing in SYD. Unfortunate the circumstances for all these "visitors". I'm sure Austrian use to fly regularly to Sydney via BKK back in the early 2000's? I'm sure I nearly booked on them to Europe for my first ever overseas adventure. Ended up going KE as it wa...

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by qf2048
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99805

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

With parking space for aircraft around the country become an issue could some regional centres start to be used? I can remember seeing JQ 717's parked for months at Tamworth when they were transitioning from 717's to A320. Might be a cheaper option too.

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by qf2048
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66337

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Isn’t SYD’s long term plan is to relocate all QF services to T2/3, and move VA/TT over to T1. The plan to move VA to T1 has been scrapped but QF could still consolidate to a built-out T3 on the eastern side. Wasn't the plan for all Oneworld and Qantas partner airlines to move too? Not sure which si...

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by qf2048
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66337

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

I haven't read the article as it is behind a paywall but you get the idea from the headline from the Central Western Daily..

"Qantas flights to Orange has rival Rex seeing red"

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by qf2048
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66337

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

The schedule for the SYD-OAG-SYD is nowhere near the frequency of ZL but a nice way to dip their toe into water. The 6:30am and 5:25pm flights out of Orange to Sydney are always sold out. QF are offering a 6:25pm departure to Sydney which I think they will be able to fill easily. QF will be the thir...

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by qf2048
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66337

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Qantas and Cathay Pacific should now re-apply for their codeshare services over HKG. With Virgin throwing in the towel in Hong Kong they're not in a position to object to it like they were previously.[/quote] My thoughts were of that too! With talk of CX about to reduce capacity across their network...

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by qf2048
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66337

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

They have also cancelled Ballina according to that article. Qantas recently announced a daily Syd-Ballina Q300 service. Rex has never tried to be competition to QF, they know they can't win that fight. They go after smaller regional routes QF has long given up on. If anything, Rex should be thanked...

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by qf2048
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50028

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

JAL is swapping its SYD-HND Boeing 787-9 for a Boeing 777-300ER, which will make it the only carrier flying first class between Sydney and Tokyo https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/japan-airlines-first-class-sydney-tokyo-flights I still find it very strange how CX don't fly any F to SYD/MEL esp...

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by qf2048
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50028

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer CEO resigns. https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/virgin-australia-s-frequent-flyer-boss-resigns-20200120-p53t0c.html Loosely related, I notice my local BP service station's Velocity Frequent Flyer sign has been replaced with the BP Rewards sign. That p...

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by qf2048
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50028

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

RE QF to BNK. Don't forget ZL have been bouncing up and down that route for years in the SF340. QF have scheduled similar times and will be probably trying to grab some of those passengers.

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by qf2048
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50028

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

That does sound like an amazing service though. You mean you didn't have to collect luggage and go through customs screening with it and re check in at the transfer desk in the International terminal? I thought that was mandatory for luggage given regional centres don't have customs facilities.[/quo...

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by qf2048
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50028

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

You are wrong. It's around 250,000 extra passengers annually for the airline so not insignificant. Nothing to do with Borghetti its to put the customers first. My point is how many of those 250,000 pax would have been interline pax anyway? How many of those are Gold/Elite? I can't imagine too many....

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by qf2048
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50028

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

Rex returned flights from Albury and Narrandera yesterday back to Sydney due to visibility. The evening Parkes flight was cancelled for the same. Im sure there were more but they were related to me by an affected passenger. I saw the Narrandera flight of Flightradar about to land back in SYD last n...

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by qf2048
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64865

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... -take-off/


This will be interesting to how this effects FC. They have be on that route for a while now.
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getluv wrote:
QF will launch BNE-TMW on 29 March 2020 on Q400s.

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... -take-off/


This will be interesting to how this effects FC. They have be on that route for a while now.

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by qf2048
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64865

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Yes there has been a definite switch over the past 12-18 months from ME3 back to the traditional connections via SIN, HKG, BKK and KUL. For those who didn't see what I said in the Sunrise thread they are below. Since EY left QR has definitely seen its numbers lift while EK looks like a new Coles ad...

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by qf2048
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64865

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Travel between Australia and Japan has really boomed over the last few years. I count about 7 daily flights which have been added in the last few years alone! Myself and Mrs QF2048 are heading to Sapporo over Christmas. We booked back in April, before the direct QF39 was announced, and still could o...

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by qf2048
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64865

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Qantas to announce where they intend on using second HND slot in 2020, i believe it will be announced in January https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-holds-off-on-haneda-until-early-2020 I've read a few theory's on other sites saying QF could move their BNE - NRT to HND in response to VA ...

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by qf2048
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64865

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

QF have announced a new 4 weekly Mildura - SYD service and 3 additional weekly Bendigo - SYD services. https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/regional-victoria-the-winner-as-qantaslink-launches-more-flights/ Particularly glad to see things are going well for the Bendigo route! I think ZL ...

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by qf2048
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64865

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Just noticed today's MH 122 is operated by A380. Just passed over my house, in regional NSW, and of coarse had to check what it was on Flightradar. Is that a one off or up-gauge for the holidays?

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by qf2048
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67485

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

What about a QF/JA codeshare for both SYD and MEL ex HND? Twice daily flights for both cities would trump the NH/VA tie-up no? Agreed! If QF and JL can start a codeshare and QF26 becomes a day time departure it would cover one day and one night departure from both cities. I don't think Syd needs a ...

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by qf2048
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99236

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Qantas studying the feasibility of SYD-KGC flights https://www.theislanderonline.com.au/story/6462472/qantas-confirms-interest-in-sydney-to-kangaroo-island-direct-flights/?cs=1525 Guessing it would have to be a Dash 8 service? But good on them, hopefully it will go through as it should be a boost t...

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by qf2048
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99236

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

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_decisions/files/2019/2019iasc118d_and_2019iasc119d_Japan_draft_allocation.pdf Not a surprise. I too am n...

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by qf2048
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 81887

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Just wondering if QF would ever enter into a code sharing arrangement with Samoa Airways. Would be similar to their other south pacific codeshare routes with Air Vanuatu, Aircalin and Fiji Airwarys. Apart from Fiji QF would never fly to these destinations with their own metal. The only current opti...

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by qf2048
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 81887

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Just wondering if QF would ever enter into a code sharing arrangement with Samoa Airways. Would be similar to their other south pacific codeshare routes with Air Vanuatu, Aircalin and Fiji Airwarys. Apart from Fiji QF would never fly to these destinations with their own metal. The only current optio...

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by qf2048
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67578

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Alliance (QQ) to increase its DRW base from 1x F100 to 2x F100 and 2x F70 by the end of this year. Article also suggests QQ has its eye on RPT services from DRW/NT. https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/06/alliance-airlines-to-grow-darwin-base/ This could also be related to the uncertainty around ...

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by qf2048
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72095

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

380 is way too premium heavy and will have problem filling those seats upstairs if used on NRT. My 2cents is still on them down gauge HND from 747 to 789, which still has decent business class seat count, and open up a flight to NRT with 332. JAL and ANA both use 789 and often substitute with 788s ...

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by qf2048
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 76261

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Yes, it seems to be one storm after another this week. MEL had a turn once again earlier in the week. CBR got a HBA flight from MEL that evening, and it appears JQ722 from HBA will divert tonight - among numerous other domestic flights. I would love to be there this evening! EK416 is diverting to M...

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