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by jrfspa320
Wed Oct 05, 2022 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 72
Views: 9053

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Yes, MEL-CGK, MEL-MNL and ADL-SIN are already seen as some of the early routes QF may choose launch once the XLRs arrive. Given it is principally a business route with very low tourists except for a few Indonesians coming to MEL for shopping, I would expect MEL-CGK to be more likely a QF route rath...

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by jrfspa320
Sun Oct 02, 2022 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 72
Views: 9053

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

On a different note - the huge triumph of PER-LHR and PER-FCO for QF has me thinking… why have no European airlines tried to mirror the success of these routes? With premium leisure travel driving ginormous demand post-covid, you would think BA atleast could give LHR-PER a stab with their own metal...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Sep 14, 2022 3:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore via First and Club on the World’s Favourite Airline
Replies: 5
Views: 4572

Re: Singapore via First and Club on the World’s Favourite Airline

Thanks for writing up - hoping to check out the Jewel myself next week! BA first - worlds best business class (not even we can say that anymore). I did CW myself recently on SIN-SYD and as you say the service was so slow. The the "suite" will be well overdue. I hope they refresh the LHR lo...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Sep 09, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 64386

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

Apparently the JQ 787 that got hit by lightening, damage is so bad that they are considering writing off the aircraft

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by jrfspa320
Mon Sep 05, 2022 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 64386

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

Lots of coverage on Melbourne radio this morning about delays for JQ pax stuck in DPS probably due to the 3 currently grounded 788s. Some pax have been told it may be a week before JQ can get them home and, even then, there are no guarantees flights they are rebooked on will happen. 1 person who wa...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Sep 05, 2022 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 64386

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

Crew seems to be a big part of it, not one QF service has been upgraded to an A330 to try and get more people home

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by jrfspa320
Mon Sep 05, 2022 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 64386

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

Yeah no surprise that QF would be against the idea legislated compensation, but things need to improve and fast. What has occurred to JQ’s 787 fleet may well be something that was harder to plan for, but the way QF Group manages its fleet seems to leave very little slack to recover from aircraft is...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Sep 05, 2022 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 64386

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

Dps jq cancellations hitting the media - 4000 stranded with no flights available

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by jrfspa320
Mon Sep 05, 2022 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 64386

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

In dps atm, JQ has been a disaster, flight cancelled both ways, the 787 schedule has collapsed, thousands (probably 10s of by now) left trying to get home
I’d be surprised if the consular hasn’t got involved.

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by jrfspa320
Fri Aug 26, 2022 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces 3 weekly AKL-JFK
Replies: 160
Views: 25385

Re: Qantas announces 3 weekly AKL-JFK

A few comments/questions 1. What are the new HNL flight numbers going to be? 2. Given that connecting yields are generally lower than OD yields, Is there any benefit in having AKL-JFK as the connector flight for possibly (and relatively) lower yielding connections from other ports (eg ADL, HBA, CBR...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Aug 26, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces 3 weekly AKL-JFK
Replies: 160
Views: 25385

Re: Qantas announces 3 weekly AKL-JFK

A few comments/questions 1. What are the new HNL flight numbers going to be? 2. Given that connecting yields are generally lower than OD yields, Is there any benefit in having AKL-JFK as the connector flight for possibly (and relatively) lower yielding connections from other ports (eg ADL, HBA, CBR...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Aug 24, 2022 1:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200
Replies: 35
Views: 4308

Re: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200

airlineworker wrote:
The CRJ-200 was better off short runway's, the 145 was a runway hog. AA when replacing the Dash-8's at HVN had to go the CRJ-200 even though Piedmont had been servicing the airport.


Not sure thats right, the EMBs generally have much better take off performance than the CRJs

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by jrfspa320
Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022
Replies: 369
Views: 63682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022

Effective 27 March 23 Qantas will increase MEL-SIN from 7 weekly to 13 weekly Daily QF35/36 A332 operating 6 weekly QF37/38 789 operating https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/220816-qfns23melsin Interesting to see QF37/38 ramping up again and becoming a 789. I assume this is to make it possible to operat...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022
Replies: 369
Views: 63682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022

To be honest I can see their model working - but I can see them skimming the pool with flights from Adelaide to tourist destinations and from Perth to similar. this should give them a bit of critical mass to make some money How many markets would there be from ADL or PER that don’t already have ser...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022
Replies: 369
Views: 63682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022

Looks like QF flights operating BNE-PER are diverting to ADL for fuel VA clocked 6hrs19min on a BNE-PER while a flight from SYD clocked at 5hrs32min Wind has been pretty bad here though if you are heading eastbound you are having a quicker than average flight Looks like the tech stops have continue...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Aug 02, 2022 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022
Replies: 369
Views: 63682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022

Really heavy fog in BNE this morning. I count around 20 aircraft in various holding patterns waiting for it to clear. Departures not effected it seems. No doubt will have some knock effects during the day And BAC advised via their FB page last night that the legacy runway (19L/1R) is closing for ma...

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by jrfspa320
Mon May 09, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 81100

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

Does anyone have the images that show where PER-LHR pax are coming from? My googling is letting me down today. Id say safe to assume that the SYD and MEL traffic would jump on their own direct services, and if that makes the 789 marginal, taking the A350 there might be a little problematic. Obvious...

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by jrfspa320
Fri May 06, 2022 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 72651

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

Qantas NS22 new domestic routes, most are already known with the exception of this one 2 weekly PER-OOL from 25 June 22, increasing to 4 weekly for NS23 https://aeroroutes.com/eng/220505-qfns22au Surprised at this, its a long flight which JQ already flies. Wouldnt have thought there would be enough...

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by jrfspa320
Mon May 02, 2022 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 81100

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

None of the references talk about replacing the F100s, only the 717s and 737s, perhaps they will will outlive them all.....

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by jrfspa320
Mon May 02, 2022 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 81100

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

Im guessing the SYD-LHR times quoted are flying over Russia? Having to route further south would add another 45mins or so, not alot would add additional fuel costs but also erode some of the advantage of the non-stop flight.

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by jrfspa320
Fri Apr 29, 2022 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 66312

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

[ Side note - Hasn’t the Qatari bilateral been updated recently? Thus allowing BNE,PER,SYD,MEL daily at 28? I think QR were very vocal about support Aussies getting home during the pandemic to gain political capital to push for an increase and allow BNE permanently. I Or have they sacrificed some c...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 66312

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

Virgin Australia Regional (VARA) set to replace the Fokkers with 737-700s. VARA will continue to operate the A320s as a dual 737/A320 operator, after recently acquiring 2 A320s this year. Author note: I wonder if the 2 current 737-700s in VA's fleet will be moved across to the VARA AOC? Source: htt...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A330-200s - BNE - LAX - Lack of Crew Rest Areas
Replies: 47
Views: 10316

Re: Qantas A330-200s - BNE - LAX - Lack of Crew Rest Areas

There was no cabin crew rest (other than 4 blocked economy seats) when they used to operate AKL-LAX (with NZ cabin crew).

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by jrfspa320
Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 66312

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

I have a feeling that flight was supported by a FIFO contract. Maybe the contract no longer exists so the flight is not viable. Would make sense, I noticed that VA have the full complement of A320s back (according to planespotters) so didn't think it was aircraft availability as the reason, thought...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Apr 21, 2022 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 66312

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

I think AJ may need a holiday. Yet again, he appears to be blaming travellers for the woes suffered by QF over Easter. He now says passengers checking in early, as they were asked to, meant that the baggage systems became overloaded with unprocessed luggage. The hike in numbers over Easter was not ...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Apr 20, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 66312

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

Speaking of foreign crews, this popped up on my Twitter feed this afternoon supposedly showing the expert designed crew rest facility developed for the A332s doing the longer range flights such as BNE-LAX. https://twitter.com/ietsystems/status/1516532525178703876 . If true, it is not exactly state ...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Apr 07, 2022 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 66312

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

They need more widebody aircraft if they want to launch a heap of new routes. If I had to pick my guess would be: PER-JNB SYD-ICN ???-HND - If they can get the VA slot All the above can be done with A330s if some can be freed up?? QF have split their 2nd HND slot between MEL and BNE, they're assumi...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Mar 24, 2022 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 52124

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

I wonder if PAPL/QF have indeed come to an agreement regarding T3 as QF have only just recently confirmed permanent closure of the their T1 lounge suggesting they wont be returning there Checked GDS today, it showed that the SIN, LHR (when it resumes) and FCO (when it commences) ex PER will be T4 d...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Mar 22, 2022 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 52124

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

Starting 27 March, Qantas is resuming the QF19 and QF20 SYD MNL SYD. This will be initially five days a week, ramping up to a daily service using their A330 eqp. Also, starting 27 March, Qantas is resuming QF71 and QF71 PER SIN PER. This appears to be 4 days a week initially and will also ramp up t...

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by jrfspa320
Sun Mar 20, 2022 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 52124

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

Qantas has managed to change its SYD terminal transfer so badly that calling it a mess is flattering. At the start of the pandemic, all the bus drivers employed by QF were retrenched and replaced by contract bus drivers. The issue is the QF drivers had airside licenses so were able to do the transf...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Mar 16, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 52124

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

As mentioned the pavement loading issue is the cause of restrictions rather than the extra few hundred miles Interesting, thanks for that. Out of interest, what are the payment loading issues with Darwin? Darwin has a low subgrade strength runway rating requiring a lower taxi weight than that which...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Mar 16, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 52124

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

As mentioned the pavement loading issue is the cause of restrictions rather than the extra few hundred miles

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by jrfspa320
Wed Mar 16, 2022 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 52124

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

FYI: Rumours are PER-LHR could resume in as little as the next 2 weeks, however construction in the security and immigration areas of terminal 3 must be finished first. DRW-LHR is around 8100nm with the new southern routing, great circle PER-LHR is 7800nm. Also heard a rumour that there are issues ...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Mar 09, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 52124

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

Qantas to resume flights to HND from late April Daily SYD flights from 27 April 3 weekly BNE from 27 April 4 weekly MEL from 29 April https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-flies-back-to-tokyo-on-april-27 Is this on the basis of tourists being allowed in by then? Japan doesnt seem in any hu...

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by jrfspa320
Sat Mar 05, 2022 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 52124

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

Just to put things in perspective; PR already regularly flies A321 MNL-SYD/BNE with an A321LR, yes? If I recall, this was already happening pre pandemic. MNL-SYD is 3879 nm vs CMB-PER is shorter 3592; so not sure if PER-CMB really needs an XLR. The current LR should be able to do it. PR uses a stan...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Mar 04, 2022 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 52124

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

Given most of the Sri Lankan diaspora in Australia is in Melbourne, I would suggest the existing direct UL A333 service remains the best way of servicing this largely VFR and tourist market. Just because an A321XLR could make the PER-CMB flight, doesn't mean it is actually a good business propositi...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Mar 02, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 52124

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

UL has been one of those "quiet achievers" that flew throughout the pandemic. With Western Australia opening and pent-up demand for travel, could it be a golden opportunity for them to add CMB-PER to their network? PER-CMB could be a fantastic 321neo route, particularly if nobody enters t...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Feb 25, 2022 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to firm up A350-1000’s for Project Sunrise by mid year
Replies: 84
Views: 23160

Re: Qantas to firm up A350-1000’s for Project Sunrise by mid year

That is the exact reason the EK alliance came into being. It enabled QF to offer one-stop to just about everywhere in Europe from all mainland state capitals with typically good connection times in DXB due to the timing of EK's hub banks. Of course but some people want to fly on Qantas and some cer...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Feb 25, 2022 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 64296

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

Either way there needs to be a domestic sector to move the 789s through PER for the LHR flights, but post Sunrise the PER flight, whatever flight# it ends up assuming, will be primarily local market traffic. Does there though? Its likely that there will be a 787 option going SYD -LHR via SIN post p...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Feb 23, 2022 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A330 Replacement
Replies: 151
Views: 26630

Re: Qantas A330 Replacement

The A330 and 787 are also bigger and wider so take longer to disembark and board. The 767 was quite quick as it was dual aisle and only 7 abreast. (Being 7 abreast was inefficient in some ways as its added width and associated drag only added 1 seat per row over a narrowbody.) Obviously, using dual...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Feb 23, 2022 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A330 Replacement
Replies: 151
Views: 26630

Re: Qantas A330 Replacement

Since QF have the B787 options available, it seems they will replace A330s, that is where the smart money is. I am happy to be corrected but I was under the impression that QF were not happy with the turnaround times of the A330 and hence were used on MEL-SYD only during peak times and as far as I ...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Feb 23, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A330 Replacement
Replies: 151
Views: 26630

Re: Qantas A330 Replacement

Since QF have the B787 options available, it seems they will replace A330s, that is where the smart money is. I am happy to be corrected but I was under the impression that QF were not happy with the turnaround times of the A330 and hence were used on MEL-SYD only during peak times and as far as I ...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Feb 23, 2022 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 64296

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

Not 100% sure that Qatar is a particularly great place to visit though, particularly if you are female. For women travellers it isn’t any better or worse than Dubai and is perfectly safe day-to-day. The airport/airline might have PR problems with women after the dead baby incident. For tourist acti...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Feb 22, 2022 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 64296

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

Just saw this pop up on Executive Traveller, QR has been approved for BNE flights on a full-time basis. About time, I reckon, and especially now that Etihad up and left BNE there's room for another Gulf carrier. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qatar-brisbane-flights Also PER is back to dail...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Feb 18, 2022 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 64296

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

https://twitter.com/g_parker/status/149 ... 77827?s=21


It will definitely be March, just a matter of setting an exact date now.
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qf789 wrote:
Developing story atm, there are unconfirmed reports that the WA border opening is set for 3 March

https://twitter.com/g_parker/status/149 ... 77827?s=21


It will definitely be March, just a matter of setting an exact date now.

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by jrfspa320
Fri Feb 18, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 690
Views: 171262

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

UAEflyer wrote:
How is LGW-DOH route doing , is it permanent or seasonal!
I would guess more flights will be operated from LGW during the FIFA World Cup in November/ December


Isnt this flight basically operating on behalf on QR? Id imagine the majority will be connecting pax on QR?

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by jrfspa320
Fri Feb 18, 2022 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 64296

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

Yes Perth and to all state capital cities according to the story. So will get even more crowded sky's in the years ahead. Hopefully REX will become SIA's fully-backed domestic operator in time, provide some realistic choice. We have seen many airlines come and go since deregulation, and I expect we...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Feb 17, 2022 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussing Regional Express (REX) Problems Moving Into The Future
Replies: 15
Views: 2604

Re: Discussing Regional Express (REX) Problems Moving Into The Future

Also, REXs current 737 slots at SYD are just temporary? What will happen when they have to release them. Rex's 737 operation was based on the premise of VA ceasing to exist....this hasnt happened. I personally think they should stick to the regional operation. Ive always thought that they should hav...

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