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by redroo
Wed May 13, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 487
Views: 61061

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

VA is not an infrastructure asset. QIC has no idea how to run an airline and it would become a disaster investment for them if they try. But it doesnt really matter, QIC wont win the bid. The risks in VA will be too high for their risk appetite and so they wont be able to mount a competitive bid. I...

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by redroo
Wed May 13, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 487
Views: 61061

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Because Queensland politics is always crazy, they’ve launched a bid for VA. It feels like every man and his dog are having a go. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/queensland/queensland-government-to-bid-for-virgin-australia-airline-20200513-p54sny.html Well the plot thickens... The potential bid will...

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by redroo
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 115403

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

I can’t see VA moving HQ to Perth. It will be very costly to move HQ, even with government assistance. In relation to this hypothetical Perth international expansion, even less likely. The new VA will need to actually make money in order to pay down what debt it is left with and have enough cash fo...

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by redroo
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 115403

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Virgin Australia owe $6.9 Billion dollars and are hoping to get a waiver on aircraft leases. https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-virgin-australia/virgin-australia-owes-4-4-billion-to-creditors-to-seek-waiver-on-aircraft-leases-administrator-idUKKCN22604D Wow that is a big number. U...

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by redroo
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 115403

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Indeed. It wasn’t a fixture on our corporate hospitality days. This is why companies tend to make decisions on research not anecdotes. Here's my anecdote. I worked for a very large recruitment firm who provided corporate hospitality throughout Australia - from golf days, Australian Open, all footba...

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by redroo
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 115403

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Oh is that why that happened. Was the weirdest sponsorship I’ve seen. Wondering why it's so weird. The Supercars are a big deal and reach a big audience. I was referring to is it chasing the core market of corporates that VA was chasing at the time. Have never heard of a corporate looking to be ent...

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by redroo
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 115403

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Agree that QF domestic will recover and it will be aided by whatever happens to Virgin (diminished or gone). However I can say that a return to hourly and half hourly flights between the capital cities is not being discussed within QF at this time. The A350 is an interesting discussion in it own rig...

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by redroo
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 115403

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

People aren't going out to bars, restaurants, cafes so lots of spare cash, and a big desire to visit friends and family interstate they haven't seen in months so when lockdown restrictions are ended they'll spend big on flights. Absolutely no evidence of this. Discretionary travel will be average f...

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by redroo
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 115403

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Swissport is expected to make around 80% or 2000 workers redundant in the next 5-10 days and will begin liquidating critical airport assets as well. Swissport has notified Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin of its imminent closure of operations. Swissport is also believed to be owed millions of dollars fro...

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by redroo
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 115403

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

It’s on 9 news now. They’ll announce voluntary administration tomorrow.

Australian said the board met today.

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by redroo
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 115403

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Any buyer from this point on will only be interested in the company after it has first been through administration. Following the administration process much of the debt (up to 50% probaby) will have been extinguished with bondholders and aircraft lessors principally taking the loss. Administration...

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by redroo
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 115403

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Both qantas and virgin are going to have to seriously shrink to survive. If lockdown gets lifted tomorrow, there will be no return to hourly flights between the capital cities. The demand will not be there. People will be very cautious about flying, particularly interstate. Businesses will be even m...

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by redroo
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 115403

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

QLD offering is no more than wanting to be seen to do something for its voters. $200m is peanuts in the scale of things.

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by redroo
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 115403

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Virgin Australia mulls interstate move to help save company https://www.afr.com/street-talk/virgin-australia-mulls-interstate-move-to-help-save-company-20200416-p54kal Virgin Australia is considering moving its corporate head office and Velocity Frequent Flyer businesses to Melbourne as part of its...

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by redroo
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 115403

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Government set to subsidise domestic flights by Qantas, Virgin https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/govt-set-to-subsidise-domestic-flights-by-qantas-virgin-australia It appears that this move will underwrite flights by both Qantas and Virgin Australia across a number of domestic routes and comes...

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by redroo
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 115403

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Perth Airport CEO Kevin Brown says the airport will be closing terminals after it expects close to zero in passengers through PER between April and September, on average during this time they would expect around 5 million passengers Perth Airport will shut terminals, cut executive pay, cancel bonus...

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by redroo
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98398

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Has anybody seen any photos of the parked fleets yet? Photos of the 3 VA Heavies in BNE. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/with/49684660933/ Western Australia, South Australia to close borders in response to coronavirus pandemic. https://www.google.com.au/amp/amp.abc.net.au/article/1207904...

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by redroo
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98398

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

South African has cancelled PER-JNB flights through to at least the end of May, I guess the question is not when they return but if they return, have we seen the last SA flight to PER? https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/south-african-airways-axes-perth-johannesburg-flights Probably mate. Proba...

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by redroo
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98398

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

The Northern Territory has just announced their borders are shut from Tuesday so I guess there are more cancellations for DRW/ASP on the way. This also causes another issue, can’t see ASP being used as storage as anyone who flies in would need to self isolate https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation...

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by redroo
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98398

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

South African has cancelled PER-JNB flights through to at least the end of May, I guess the question is not when they return but if they return, have we seen the last SA flight to PER? https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/south-african-airways-axes-perth-johannesburg-flights Probably mate. Proba...

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by redroo
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98398

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Joyce made the right move, as devastating as it is to see the airline come to its knees, there certainly will be a rebound when this is all over. are all the executives and everyone else at HQ earning all the big bucks going to be stood down or not receive any pay at all (including previous bonuses...

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by redroo
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 55778

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

The pilots were given a similar offer to all the other work groups - 3pc this year, 3pc next year and 3pc the year after. AJ has made it very clear to ALL groups undergoing EBA negotiations that this above inflation raise was all that was on the table. Whether the whole process is fair or not... tha...

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by redroo
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98398

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Why not midnight tonight? Why wait a day? And it’s easy to declare “self isolate”. It’s another thing to enforce. Well this is where travel insurance comes in though. You decide to ignore the self-isolation, drive around NZ and get involved in a car accident. Your travel insurance is voided because...

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by redroo
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98398

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

NTLDaz wrote:
NZ making every entrant self isolate from midnight Sunday for 14 days . Essentially banning tourists or business travellers. Will need to be more reduction of Tasman flights


Why not midnight tonight? Why wait a day?

And it’s easy to declare “self isolate”. It’s another thing to enforce.

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by redroo
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 55778

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

With respect Ryan, that’s not what has happened. AIPA have got the offer to where it is under unbelievably trying circumstances. The President and Vice President have personally recommended a Yes vote. Not the organisation. It’s actually a very good deal, unless you’re an A380 Pilot. The way the co...

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by redroo
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belfast City Routes Up for Grabs - who will take over?
Replies: 36
Views: 4917

Re: Belfast City Routes Up for Grabs - who will take over?

Would this loss of Belfast City routes be an occasion to think about merging airports in Belfast? Move whatever's left over to International? It's a very small city to have two airports. It is crazy. It really only used to be BFS then BHD grew and grew. It’s not like BFS is that far from the city e...

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by redroo
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98398

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Is virgin still ploughing ahead with HND?

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by redroo
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98398

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

The SYD LHR switch is interesting.

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by redroo
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK to leave European Aviation Safety Agency
Replies: 73
Views: 11409

Re: UK to leave European Aviation Safety Agency

australia manages on it own. CASA works with EASA and FAA. Sometimes it sets its own rules. The world moves on.

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by redroo
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98398

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

They’re aren’t a 777 load of passengers going to YVR every day from sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. AC is connecting then from YVR across their network. As much as I’d like to see QF do daily from sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Canada there just aren’t the passengers on the route to support two f...

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by redroo
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Sells London Heathrow Airport Slot For $27 Million
Replies: 105
Views: 18518

Re: Air New Zealand Sells London Heathrow Airport Slot For $27 Million

This is an excellent move by NZ, no point in obsessing with flights to London for ego purposes , Qantas should watch and learn Hopefully the slots will go to Emirates , who are after BA probably Heathrow’s most important and relevant airline for global connectivity I don't think QF is doing it for ...

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by redroo
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98398

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

moa999 wrote:
What makes Qantas planes more susceptible to COVID-19 than every other airline?


Qantas unions :-)

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by redroo
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 65674

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Perth Airport has been awarded best major airport in Australia by the ACCC for the third year in a row. Operating profit Aeronautical fees fell 19.2% due to lower fees charged to airlines. Across the big 4 airports operating profit for aeronautical fees increased by 3.6%. Perth Airport was the only...

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by redroo
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s
Replies: 113
Views: 13327

Re: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s

Having said that, I wonder if they are seriously looking at replacing their widebody fleets given the depressed WB market means the owned 77Ws are going to be hard to shift at anything approaching book value. Their 77W also have the small cargo doors making them undesirable. AFAICS (two different s...

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by redroo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s
Replies: 113
Views: 13327

Re: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s

I think the first question to ask is ... do they need widebodies at all? Is international making enough money to warrant a fleet of widebodies? Is there enough potential for growth? I would argue growth potential is very limited so it will always be a niche operation. Then domestically, sure you CA...

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by redroo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s
Replies: 113
Views: 13327

Re: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s

I think the first question to ask is ... do they need widebodies at all? Is international making enough money to warrant a fleet of widebodies? Is there enough potential for growth? I would argue growth potential is very limited so it will always be a niche operation. Then domestically, sure you CAN...

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by redroo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 65674

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Just scrap the brand, which would negate the need to pay a royalty fee and just focus management's attention on the core business/brand of VA. Is there a loyalty fee on Tiger as well? Personally I'd ditch both brands. How about Very Red and Very Blue. I’d defiantly drop tiger tomorrow and then work...

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by redroo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s
Replies: 113
Views: 13327

Re: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s

Hopefully they learn from their previous mistakes and go for a smaller bird that they can fill regularly.

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by redroo
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces first half profit, announce capacity cuts due to Coronavirus
Replies: 26
Views: 4373

Re: Qantas announces first half profit, announce capacity cuts due to Coronavirus

Orient me here. Does the Land Down Under use a different financial year than those of us Up Over? Most likely, Financial Year in Australia runs 01 Jul to 30 Jun for most companies. Michael We use a very logical July to June financial year. Why is that logical? Well it means that we aren’t doing EOF...

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by redroo
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 65674

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Thanks to everyone at QF for their efforts to bring their fellow australian’s home (via XCH). Always make me proud to be Australian to see the big red kangaroo coming to people’s rescue.

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by redroo
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49512

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

Interesting email from velocity. Looks like lots of economy lite / basic fares are coming to virgin, with reduced points. Currently international but I wonder if it creeps into domestic. Anyone know any more?

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by redroo
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49512

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

All quiet on the PER JNB QF front. Haven’t heard anything.

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by redroo
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49512

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

Anyone know why QF9(ZNJ) today is flying a rather unusual route ? ie Flew overland all the way up to Exmouth I wouldn't call that unusual, its taken that path before. I would say due to winds they are just flying a more optimal route. Yesterday's QF9 had a flight time of 18 hrs Pretty incredible wh...

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by redroo
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 Perth to London took ~18 hours
Replies: 17
Views: 5837

Re: QF9 Perth to London took ~18 hours

Just the normal London crew operate the flight.

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by redroo
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64039

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and safe christmas, and a prosperous new year. cheers You too! Another year has “flown” by. (Collective groans at bad pun) I hope next year, and Qantas 100 is a happy year and something every aussie can be proud of and take part in. Alas...

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by redroo
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64039

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

An anecdote about Qantas' ultra-longhaul flights. I know that it's only one data point, but I have a friend who has to travel frequently between Australia, the US and Europe as a partner in a boutique investment bank. Most trips tend to be short in duration, often incorporating destinations. Despit...

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by redroo
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64039

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

@qf789 interesting comment you made in the Sunrise thread about change in loads and stopovers from Perth. From speaking to people here, those that have tried the non stop rave about it and are willing to pay the extra... although some baulk at the cost when taking their whole family on it. The non ...

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by redroo
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64039

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

@qf789 interesting comment you made in the Sunrise thread about change in loads and stopovers from Perth. From speaking to people here, those that have tried the non stop rave about it and are willing to pay the extra... although some baulk at the cost when taking their whole family on it. The non s...

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by redroo
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64039

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

long time since I heard of someone going to FRA. If there was demand it would be more cost effective to hub through Perth* using a 789. . Major Car Manufacturers, Allianz, Siemens, SAP, Bosch, Deutsche Bank. Appreciate that but is there enough traffic between Sydney and those business to warrant a ...

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by redroo
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64039

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

BREAKING NOW: QF adds SYD and/or MEL to FRA to the proposed Project Sunrise network. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-project-sunrise-frankfurt?fbclid=IwAR1P0UXcNWty1vVGhkQxV3eB31PumIlPV83swQyiRn2myqbC7lKPd42v3RM SYD-FRA will very likely kill the MEL/BNE to JFK routes if they get up o...

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