REX has reduced the frequency on SYD-MEL next week with 1 737 operating 3 return services, it will be reduced to 2 daily on launch day, REX is blaming the recent lockdown for staff being in quarantine, not sure I entirely believe that https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/rex-cuts-sydney-melbourn...Jump to post
SurlyBonds, yes I am well aware of what the population of Dhaka is thank you very much, having been to Bangladesh on 2 occasions (Dhaka, Chittagong and Khulna). Would you have been happier if i made the comparison between Dhaka-Dambury? Something tells me not. And what has skin colour got to do wit...Jump to post
Great news! Bring on those Chittagong-Chattanooga codeshares !! You realize, of course, that Dhaka is a global beta-minus city with a population of almost 9 million people? Memphis is a "gamma" city, and Nashville a "sufficiency" city. Chattanooga does not make the list of globa...Jump to post
Great news! Bring on those Chittagong-Chattanooga codeshares !!Jump to post
Great report and photography. It's a nice walk down memory lane, hoping once again Changi will return to its former glory as a cool transit hub. Particularly like the wing tip photography over Germany.Jump to post
What a fantastic report on what sounds like a fantastic flight.
Japanese Airlines are always impressive no matter what class you are travelling in.
Given these times of isolation, it was so enjoyable to read this, especially given I was in Japan in November (flying JAL Melbourne-Narita-Helsinki).
At some point in the 80s I clearly remember: Singapore Airlines flying 747s on a Singapore-Bombay-Dhahran and Singapore-Karachi-Dhahran routing. Airlanka flying a weekly Tristar service from Colombo. and during some point it was a weekly Colombo-Dhahran-Rome-Frankfurt routing ( most likely no 5th fr...Jump to post
Emirates first flew to Melbourne in Australia back in 1996, and the service was : Dubai - Jakarta - Melbourne with A310-300. With the delivery of the Boeing 777-200s they then served: Dubai - Singapore - Melbourne 3 Weekly B777-200 Sydney services were inaugurated in 1999 operating: Dubai - Singapo...Jump to post
I feels that number could be a lot higher if this ground situation in Sri Lanka cannot be swiftly resolved. UL should perhaps focus on being a 5th freedom carrier like they did years ago. Feel so sorry for Sri Lanka, it came so far and for this to suddenly be taken away like that. Solidarity with th...Jump to post
I remember in the 80s when PK flew a cool milk run as Karachi-Bangkok-Manila-Tokyo as well.
qf789 wrote:MEL airport is exploring the idea of swing gates
https://twitter.com/AusAirports/status/ ... 5957253120
An interesting development - WA and PER officials will be in India this week, to convince airlines to start direct flights to PER. Specifically on the trip, there'll be: - Tourism Minister, Paul Papalia - Perth Airport CEO, Kevin Brown - Tourism WA’s aviation adviser, Andrew McEvoy In their sights ...Jump to post
I love the way diplomats and ambassadors just mouth off their wish lists like this. I’m sure the Canadian ambassador to Vietnam is pushing for a Kamloops-Danang link too.... Back to the point, the only possibility of QF ever returning to Rome will be from the east coast. Also, it will need a codesha...Jump to post
Because Qatar is Qatar and UAE is UAE. Two different countries.
I’m sure Canada/Qatar will pursue any bilateral changes of their own as and when they feel the need to.
The hysteria and mayhem over Perth losing a flight for about 6 weeks is ridiculous. You guys do realise this is impacting some 95% of the entire EK network and not just Perth. The way it’s being discussed is a typical Perth attitude. Where only Perth, and only Perth exists.Jump to post
It made no sense really, flying a small airbus 321 on such a local distance and having it on the ground for such a long time. If the yield was mega amazing I get it, but I doubt that was ever the case. Or if it was a larger airbus 330 for economies of scale it could’ve worked.Jump to post
This sort of nonsense of having an emotional support animal/puppet/blow up doll/chandelier can only happen in America . I just don’t get it. In all of my 35 plus years of travelling as an adult around the world (Europe, Asia, Australasia primarily ) I have never seen nor heard of this situation occu...Jump to post
According to Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam, the airline is looking at flying to MEL via BKK, SIN or SEZ. In a related news, Ethiopian is planning to connect Africa with Australia by air transport. On the sidelines of the 74th Annual General Meeting of the International Air Transp...Jump to post
These passengers must have been booked on the codeshare flight number offered by SCAT.Jump to post
Only in America.
dz09 wrote:this has to do with curbing prostitution in the UAE especially during new years celebrations. the ban is temporary.
Great report. Great photos! Always wanted to know what the world's longest flight was like!
Ignore certain comments about your report looking a little old. It's not the case at all.
Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Well I never saw this coming. Emirates will can all remaining Australia-AKL A380 services, leaving it with a sole DXB-AKL non-stop service. Looks like the QF/EK tie up is getting a lot loser now. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11931831 So AKL goes from having...Jump to post
WA government is on a charm offensive to get new flights into the West. Talks next month with JAL and ANA to get direct services and talks with Garuda to try and get daily Perth-Jakarta flights. https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/wa-government-bids-to-get-more-direct-flights-from-asian-destinations-to-...Jump to post
On another note, what is the international line up at CHC this summer? Is it: CZ - 788 daily EK - A388 daily CI - A333 4x weekly via ? SQ - 772 daily FJ ? 738 VA ? 738 QF ? 738 Anything missing? CX A350 3x weekly NZ 789 for PER Potentially OZ 772 if their charters were to go ahead CI is via MEL Is ...Jump to post
Smart movie really considering that both UA and AA will be offline during the winter months from March onwards. This displaced capacity will be picked up by Hawainn Airlines to some extent. Hopefuly they will go daily in the not too distant future.Jump to post
Bombay? Jeez, I can see why Air Madagascar is at a loss if it still thinks the year is 1996 or something !!Jump to post
I think the main reason that FJ could never be an FI is because Fiji is very much isolated from the mass population centres that Iceland is lucky to be in the middle of. Aust/NZ with some 30ish million people one one side, and North America some 10ish hours away on the other. Not really going to wor...Jump to post
It's always amusing when staff (who are more likely to be from an outsourced agent than the airline itself) who really don't have confirmed facts casually throw out chinese whispers as "news". Zero chance of this ever happening. Heck, SAS cant even get Singapore or Bangkok to work for them...Jump to post
Does anyone on the group have a sense of how Singapore are going with their Capital Connection between Wellington/Canberra/Singapore? Speaking for myself based upon one flight I took on Good friday CBR-WLG, the entire plane was 100% full. I was in business class and it was chockers. From what I not...Jump to post
BA yes good point. TG never served CHC AFAIK, rumoured several times though. I'm pretty sure they did operate 1x weekly BKK-CHC-AKL for a short period with a DC10, but it didn't last long at all. It was I think some time in the late '80s. Having said that, I'm open to correction, even though it's q...Jump to post
SQ reviewing Canberra-Wellington http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-21/singapore-airlines-announce-review-of-canberra-route/8371370 Hmm, that article seems to provide no real sway as to what SQ's intentions are, and given the service is not even 6 months old, I think it is too premature to make any...Jump to post
Mr Gardermoen, what we need is a copy of Gardermoen, I think a Gardermoen like concept would be perfect for Auckland, it's one of my favourit airports, apart from the expensive food and the long walk to the infamous Gate 19 it's just about perfect. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d...Jump to post
The sequencing at AKL is rubbish. That is a big problem. As someone who works and travels as a passenger a lot I note the biggest terminal limitations. 1) Departures are the same level as arrivals for drop off/pick up 2) Internally Check in is on the wrong floor. It should be on the upper level 3) ...Jump to post
With AA, I disagree with the marketing aspect, prior to the AA resumption I remember seeing many billboard around Auckland city promoting this service, in association with QF. I think they had that covered pretty well, given how advertising in the airline industry can be hit and miss. UA, on the oth...Jump to post
Nice to see SQ FINALLY reach the Swedish capital,. I have been waiting for this service for years. I am surprised it will be via Moscow, I would have thought a 3 x weekly non-stop Airbus 350 service (just like they do Dusseldorf) would've been just ideal. I am certain within a year they will make it...Jump to post
Flights for LA's new MEL-SCL service have now been loaded into the GDS and is bookable ! :) LA805 SCL 12:55 - 17:55+1 MEL 146 789 LA804 MEL 19:55 - 19:00 SCL 257 789 Congratulations for MEL, SCL and LA, this will be MEL's first connection into Sth America in a very long time! Wow, surprised the tim...Jump to post
Not sure how accurate all these WLG-CBR-SIN number are, but I really wonder if this service should be enhanced to offer more flexibility by making it daily, as well as modifying the timings so that it coincides with the European flight bank at SIN as opposed to the Asian bank. If CBR-SIN is strong o...Jump to post
I was in Santiago last December. I was so excited to not only be going to South America for the first time, but also because I was going to Santiago. My excitement was quickly diminished shortly after arriving. My god was Santiago a DUMP. It felt like a third world country. For a city that size tha...Jump to post
Agree with ahj2000 that this would make more sense to launch with an AKL stop over, whilst allowing the well established SYD route to go non-stop. Regardless, LAN/LATAM have been considering MEL for many years now. I hope this rumour does come true, it will be a welcome addition here. The Internatio...Jump to post
You are right, J343 - they do not codeshare. They did a few years ago as I remember seeing it in the BA magazine.
I think CGK is partially in the same boat - but there is a stronger home base market with some premium demand. SQ , in this case has a VERY strong market in Indonesia,