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by qf2048
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61443

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: 67405

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: 559
Views: 70713

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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by qf2048
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75226

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

[ Not sure who you are referring to by Airlink, as they are a subsidiary of Rex. No, Airlink Pty Ltd is a QF sub - not sure what the Rex one is. See Note 28 of the 2018 report. I forget how it works but it was somehow involved with the 717s. https://investor.qantas.com/FormBuilder/_Resource/_module...

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by qf2048
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75226

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

With EK dropping the 418/419 maybe QF, if they can find a spare frame, operate a PM departure to BKK with a daytime return flight back to Sydney. Would be nice anyway..

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by qf2048
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75226

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

There are rumours swirling of Q400's by mid-year, plus the introduction (or rather, RE-introduction - hint, hint) of Ejets at one of the regional airlines. This has got me intrigued. All I can think of is Cobham. Don't forget how it worked out for Jetgo.. I'd love to see Airnorth expand into southe...

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by qf2048
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75226

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

There are rumours swirling of Q400's by mid-year, plus the introduction (or rather, RE-introduction - hint, hint) of Ejets at one of the regional airlines. This has got me intrigued. All I can think of is Cobham. Don't forget how it worked out for Jetgo.. I'd love to see Airnorth expand into southe...

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by qf2048
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75226

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Today's QF43 is being operated by VH QPD, the 300 variant of the A330's. According to the qantas source it's the second time an A330-300 has operated the route since it was upgraded over the holidays. Be nice to see the A330 year round on the route.

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by qf2048
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47778

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZR operated a Sydney – Coffs Harbour rotation on 5th Nov as QF1300/QF1301.
Anyone know why? Usually a Q300/Q400 route. Be nice to see 717's on that route.

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by qf2048
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 48689

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

QF has applied to the IASC for an additional 1250 seats to Indonesia. Coming from the upgauging of aircraft (B737 > A330) and additional services by QF or JQ. http://iasc.gov.au/applications/index.aspx#Indo1 This increase is probably targeted at DPS which doesn't surprise me. QF are getting strong ...

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by qf2048
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 67034

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

With the EK 418/419 going to B777 next year maybe the EK 416/417 will stay as a B777. Then they can rotate the aircraft like they did with the A380's when EK 416/417 first started.

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by qf2048
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 63433

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Fly Corporate have announced they will commence BNE-DBO from 7th August and DBO-MEB twice weekly from 28th Sept using SF340B. So much for Jetgo's statement "props are for boats". https://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/5519430/theyre-back-flights-from-dubbo-to-brisbane-and-melbourne-announce...

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by qf2048
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 47350

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Prime7 local news is reporting a company called Stratus Aviation are looking at taking on the former Jetgo route BNE-DBO. Also found this link about them looking at Wagga flights. https://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/news/local-news/5449335/wagga-on-flight-operators-radar-amid-grounding-of-jetgo-servi...

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by qf2048
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 47350

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Wondering if we'll see Fly Corporate pick up the BNE-DBO-MEL route? they currently fly this rotation through OAG which is working well for them.

RE QF/NZ news how will this affect JQ regional in NZ?

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by qf2048
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 60262

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Emirates Engineering to repaint eight Qantas A380s in Dubai new 'armless roo' livery starting March 2018. https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/emirates-engineering-announces-aircraft-maintenance-deal-with-qantas I'd like to see one of the QF A380's get the oneworld livery. There is plenty of room ...

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by qf2048
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 60262

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Fly Corporate announced on their Facebook page they are adding extra flights to Tamworth and Orange from BNE. Tamworth also getting larger aircraft and Orange having an aircraft overnighting to enable a 6:15am departure to MEB on Tues,Wed and Thursdays. Link to FC page has details. https://flycorpor...

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by qf2048
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76667

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Noticed today on Flightradar MH 122 operated by A380. From the MH flight status page tonight's SYD-KUL is cancelled. As for the A320's operating as Qantaslink I speculate they will operate a lot of those FIFO flights in WA. If you read the Qantas Source most days there is mention of 737's on FIFO ro...

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by qf2048
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76667

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Now that JQ has been operating the Q300 for just over two years in New Zealand now, how likely could we see Jetstar move into the Regional Market in Australia to make an decent into the likes of REX? I'm sure I read some years ago now that QF eventually will only operate the Q400 in the turbo prop ...

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by qf2048
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76667

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Qantas seeks foreign money to buy Boeing 777X or Airbus A350 jets https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-seeks-foreign-money-to-buy-boeing-777x-or-airbus-a350-jets Qantas looks set to renew its push to lift a government-imposed limit on foreign ownership and drawing the dots between new long-range jets fr...

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by qf2048
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76667

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Rex will increase services to Orange from SYD from 29 Jan 18 https://blueswandaily.com/rex-to-increase-orange-sydney-operations/ I'm wondering if this in part is to combat the entry of FC into OAG. Fly Corporate is doing quite well with their weekday flights to MEB and BNE. A lot of REX passengers ...

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by qf2048
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76667

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Later this month the Federal government is expected to announce major security upgrades for regional airports including some remote locations https://blueswandaily.com/australia-expected-to-announce-plans-for-major-security-upgrades-to-regional-airports-in-jan-2018/ Can't wait for Rex to be up in a...

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by qf2048
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 40458

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

smi0006 wrote: ben175 wrote: I’d love to see QF go with the 320/321Neo for Domestic simply because of some on the new concept cabin design I’ve seen on them. May happen sooner than expected - but not in a way we expected after all. It appears that Network Aviation are exploring the viability of oper...

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by qf2048
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 57373

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

Sources have indicated QF JFK services will be relocating from Terminal 7 to Terminal 8 towards the end of September. I ain't sure if Terminal 8 is A380 equiped, however certainly makes a lot of sense considering Terminal 8 is owned by American Airlines (AA). EK413 Probably wouldn't mater if it's n...

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by qf2048
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 57373

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

Fly Corporate have announced direct weekday flights between OAG and MEB Essendon. Flights begin October 9th. http://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/story/4832725/direct-route-to-melbourne-fly-corporate-announces-weekday-return-service/?cs=103 I'm loving all these Essendon developments. So am I corre...

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by qf2048
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 57373

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

http://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/s ... ce/?cs=103
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Fly Corporate have announced direct weekday flights between OAG and MEB Essendon. Flights begin October 9th.

http://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/s ... ce/?cs=103

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by qf2048
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - Repaint, WIFI, refurbs etc
Replies: 184
Views: 29179

Re: Qantas Fleet Repaint Thread

A quick Google search didn't bring up anything specific, but I was under the impression that the impetus for the upgrade to Armidale Airport was that Qantas had given notice that unless they installed security screening then they would leave the market if the airport couldn't handle Q400s. QF have ...

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by qf2048
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 378
Views: 41385

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017

While NZ's inconsistent product annoys me and probably a few customers, there's a cost saving involved. QF's SYD-AKL passengers are about to face the same issue. Considering it took VA a considerable amount of time to refurbish just 5 777s, I doubt the 737 refit will be quick. NZ's hard product is ...

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by qf2048
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 378
Views: 41385

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017

Goodness, has Inverell ever had commercial service before? Certainly a unique route! And who was the last airline to operate SYD-NAA? Brindabella? Big Sky Express, operated by Transair, used to fly into Inverell, until Transair's AOC was pulled towards the end of 2006, after the Lockhart River acci...

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by qf2048
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 378
Views: 41385

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017

Fly Corporate to operate between Narrabri and Sydney from September. Also to fly BNE-Moree-Inverell. http://australianaviation.com.au/2017/07/fly-corporate-heading-to-sydney/ Jetgo to commence BNE-Wollongong-Essendon. http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/4772551/skys-the-limit-as-jetgo-air-route...

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by qf2048
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 39959

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017

I've just returned from a week away in HKG. Found it interesting that on the outbound QF127 passengers were connecting in HKG onto QR flight to DOH. We were around 40 mins late into HKG due to congestion in Sydney at take off. They made an announcement that QR was waiting for them. Also some CX pass...

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by qf2048
Sat May 20, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 402
Views: 44025

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017

I noticed this morning on flight radar JL 771 operated by 789. Is this it's first day on the route?

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by qf2048
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 26891

Re: Australian Aviation - March 2017

FlightAware showing "DUB1" on route to SYD from DXB. Due 20:43. Boeing 744.

Any ideas?

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by qf2048
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 26891

Re: Australian Aviation - March 2017

Fly Pelican has partnered with Velocity Frequent Flyer. http://www.flypelican.com.au/flying-with-us/velocity.html CX BNE-HKG changes during peak season, "Across the peak period from late October 2017 to March 2018, Cathay Pacific will replace its current four times weekly one-stop service to Br...

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by qf2048
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - February 2017
Replies: 215
Views: 23762

Re: Australian Aviation - February 2017

It would be great if Qatar did something creative like Doha-Bali-Canberra and return IF they don't want to do it nonstop, and give Canberrans another nonstop international destination plus another possible 'dot on the map' for Qatar, and another first for an ME3 airline (Bali, that is). Wouldn't be...

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by qf2048
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 149
Replies: 229
Views: 21118

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 149

http://australianaviation.com.au/2017/0 ... a-flights/
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FP have commenced fights between DBO and CBR.

Great to see these new regional routes opening up.

http://australianaviation.com.au/2017/0 ... a-flights/

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by qf2048
Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 148
Replies: 296
Views: 37786

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 148

http://australianaviation.com.au/2016/1 ... e-nonstop/
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Fly Corporate to replace QantasLink on Brisbane-Biloela from 31st Jan 2017.

http://australianaviation.com.au/2016/1 ... e-nonstop/

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by qf2048
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 31734

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

http://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/43 ... ra/?cs=111


Correction, January 2017!
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qf2048 wrote:
FlyPelican to commence DBO-CBR flights from January 2107.

http://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/43 ... ra/?cs=111


Correction, January 2017!

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by qf2048
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 31734

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

http://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/43 ... ra/?cs=111
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FlyPelican to commence DBO-CBR flights from January 2107.

http://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/43 ... ra/?cs=111

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by qf2048
Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 31734

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

QR to launch CBR in 2017/2018 making it the 5th destination in Australia http://www.qatarairways.com/qa/en/press ... 0000001105 I think this is great news. Have previously mentioned as a "dream". I live exactly 3.5 hours drive from CBR and 3.5 hours drive from SYD (at the right time of da...

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by qf2048
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146
Replies: 245
Views: 31578

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146

http://australianaviation.com.au/2016/1 ... h-flights/
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Fly Corporate begins BNE-TMW

Think their timings might be better suited for a full days work in BNE. See how they go against Jetgo.

http://australianaviation.com.au/2016/1 ... h-flights/

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by qf2048
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146
Replies: 245
Views: 31578

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146

Separately, does anyone know if Airfast Indonesia is still running the once/twice a week Timika-Cairns rotation? Which according to this was a charter operation - viewtopic.php?t=567545[/quote] Company I work for send staff to Timika. From what I can work out the Cairns option is no longer available...

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by qf2048
Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 145
Replies: 233
Views: 26250

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 145

http://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/s ... h-airline/
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Don't think I've seen it posted on here yet. Fly corporate are going to start BNE-TMW. Article says the council is talking to Jetgo about Melbourne flights.

http://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/s ... h-airline/

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by qf2048
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 145
Replies: 233
Views: 26250

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 145

qf2220 wrote:
As someone who has done the INT-DOM transfer both ways many times (albeit using QF), I find the transfer experience at SYD to be no big issue.

I too have used the QF seamless transfer many times. Very hassle free. I think VA have a similar set up?

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by qf2048
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 145
Replies: 233
Views: 26250

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 145

Not sure if in the previous thread when the "Jetgo announce PQQ-Essendon" topic was discussed, I just saw there they have acquired an E140. It is still in the US per CH-Aviation. http://australianaviation.com.au/2016/0 ... australia/ Article says they are preparing two receive "The f...

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by qf2048
Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 144
Replies: 210
Views: 27168

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 144

Re the speculation on potential JQ 787 routes. I have wondered for a while how they would go on PER-AKL. Give the QF group a year round presence on the route and some competition to NZ. I don't know much about the route so just a thought..

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by qf2048
Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 144
Replies: 210
Views: 27168

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 144

http://australianaviation.com.au/2016/0 ... r-service/


Assuming you mean NTL instead of NCL?

Yes correct. Typo. Don't think the J32 quite has the legs for that route.
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Bluebird191 wrote:
qf2048 wrote:
Flypelican to start NCL-CFS from next month.

http://australianaviation.com.au/2016/0 ... r-service/


Assuming you mean NTL instead of NCL?

Yes correct. Typo. Don't think the J32 quite has the legs for that route.

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by qf2048
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 144
Replies: 210
Views: 27168

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 144

http://australianaviation.com.au/2016/0 ... r-service/
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Flypelican to start NCL-CFS from next month.

http://australianaviation.com.au/2016/0 ... r-service/

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by qf2048
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 144
Replies: 210
Views: 27168

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 144

Jetgo close to BNE-WGA flights http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story ... es/?cs=148 Great news! Their facebook page had a video of a new jet in Jetgo colours, in the US I presume. "spot the difference" or similar wording was the caption. Looked like the larger 145 model. All their new r...

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