Bloggers jumping the gun again. Qantas says it has not retired the Boeing 747 and that it could well be used on "rescue flights" due to capacity, but the longer the current situation drags on the less likely the B747 is to return to the skies. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qanta...Jump to post
Of course the Australian government won't be making public statements/ sentiment regarding willingness to prop up Qantas or any other major public companies. This would not only create a political firestorm, but would also fill the public and private sector with a degree of complacency, which just ...Jump to post
"Singapore Airlines has raised US10.5 billion through Singapore Inc, which raises the question - is a takeover of Virgin Australia on the horizon." Once again - Fake News, as per the numerous other articles in the past 5 years. The bailout money given to SQ is to pay their ongoing debts d...Jump to post
The Australian this morning said that Virgin had available cash of $1.1billion. doesn't sound like going bust. And Virgin incurs about $6 billion in expenses annually, a good portion of which is fixed in nature. So the $1.1 billion isn't all that much in that context... VA's financial position is l...Jump to post
Thoughts on how the Coronavirus will affect the PVG-PER trial (beyond terrible timing for the WA govt)?
Although these obvious extenuating circumstances will be heavily biasing results of the trial, I now just can't see extension of the route....
EmoticonsAllDay wrote:So much for the impeccable saftey record of the 737 family. I'm not flying any MAX planes until the problem is definitely resolved. Better to be safe than sorry.
An767 wrote:I think crash is a bit of overkill. The aircraft according to news reports the aircraft overshoot the runway during a landing attempt at 09.30am local this morning. No reports of weather at the time .
I'd caution the use of the word official as they haven't released any news through the asx (https://www.asx.com.au/asx/share-price-research/company/QAN) or their own newsroom (https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/) They only need to announce if it will have a material affect on the comp...Jump to post
Construction of the domestic pier at PER took a little over 3 years to complete (Sep 2012 - Nov 2015). This obviously doesn't include the approvals/ planning lead time. I would expect the international terminal redevelopment to be considerably more complex and time consuming. Correct me if I'm wrong...Jump to post
Sorry but I don't see it. Granted, a B788 is not a lot of capacity but daily service is overkill It's not overkill. I have a fortnightly to monthly commute Perth-Tokyo, normally via SIN or HKG (most ex PER flights are at capacity). A huge amount of passengers that I have chatted to are employed by ...Jump to post
downdata wrote:They should just park a vehicle behind a QF plane. Seems to work pretty well for YSCB
Are we sure it is not some form of creative accounting, avoiding tax in Australia and funneling cash home to the UK, SG, UAE and CN?
The consistent trend of losses through favorable market conditions seems very sinister.
I definitely see YVR as a year-round route from SYD. Would create direct competition with AC and lets face it, Australians love canada (specifically BC). ORD also, surely this is due to happen. I don't think a direct 789 SYD-JFK service is necessary due to the current efficient system of feeder rout...Jump to post
2 flights per day?
"The Perth-London Boeing 787 service is expected to carry around 150,000 passengers per year"
http://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-to-fly-b ... early-2018
Ahhh, ABC news just reported it will use 4 x 789's, daily double! :shock: Not on the east coast! They just said "the flight will operate daily, using 4 Dreamliners" That, of course, does not make any sense. Depending on the schedule and layover times it could take up to 3 frames, more lik...Jump to post
I don't think DRW flights will have any influence. When we commuted there from Europe over the years, it was honestly easier to hop on JQ to SIN, then BA/QF(pre 2013) to LHR. They also have the MH option now. QF will have not issues filling the seat IMO. Perth has a huge expat-Brit population, as do...Jump to post
Iran, situated on the outskirts of Europe has a population of 80mil. Just had their metaphorical doors opened to the West. Make sense?Jump to post
We do, do we? I don't consider 8(+/-) seconds to basically full thrust a "significant delay", the totally inaccurate 50 seconds mentioned by other posters would be. In fact, if he'd been doing a coupled approach and selected a go-around the throttles would have given him just enough to ma...Jump to post
Zero chance there was an emergency declared before initial landing attempt; ATC would have placed all traffic in a hold until emergency resolved. There was clearly traffic movements in the ATC recording.Jump to post
521: Tower, hello, Emirates 521 ATC: Good morning or ah, good afternoon Emirates 521, maintain approach 521: Continue climbing M9, Emirates 521 ATC: Emirates 521, runway 12L, traffic at 2000ft, cleared to land 521: Cleared to land 12L, Emirates 521 Go-Around: ATC: Emirates 521, climb and maintain 40...Jump to post
The only one in your list I would consider having any chance of materialising is MU to PVG, even that would not be something I would put money on. Sources below: http://www.afr.com/brand/chanticleer/qantas-airways-keen-to-lead-as-aviation-prepares-for-the-ultra-longhaul-age-20160605-gpc5mc https://...Jump to post
I assume jet streams exhibit much greater velocity due to the reduced air density at those altitudes? In comparison to near sea-level hurricanes, storms, etc.
i.e. much less energy is required to propel a volume of air to those velocities