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by jrfspa320
Mon Dec 05, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Haven’t been on one of these for a while - REX 737
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

Re: Haven’t been on one of these for a while - REX 737

Great pictures, I hope REX continues to expand and provides competitive on the capital city routes.

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by jrfspa320
Sun Dec 04, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 160
Views: 16384

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-honolulu-lounge-refurbishment QF opening refurbed HNL lounge - any idea why QF have a dedicated lounge for so few flights per week? Is it For JQ pax as well? Or to accommodate QF club? Why wouldn’t they just send them to Admirals clubs? Jetstar pax can...

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by jrfspa320
Sat Dec 03, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 160
Views: 16384

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

This article would suggest Qantas believes it to be real. They should treat others bags as they would treat their own, this behaviour is unacceptable. However this does raise a number of concerns and why one would willingly risk their jobs to share such content on social media that they know they w...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Dec 02, 2022 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 160
Views: 16384

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

Seems to be a confluence of a few rumours that we might see a QF PER-BCN seasonal flight next year. With what aircraft are they planning....ie there are not enough as it is, so something will have to be given up to achieve this. Agreed, just look at the 787 schedule currently, over extended and rel...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Nov 30, 2022 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow
Replies: 95
Views: 22172

Re: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow

Will other airlines be using the new gates or is it exclusively BA? With 5 gates and most flights in the afternoon* (right?) will other airlines utilize? Is there any extended period of time, say 90 mins or more where there isn't a BA plane on the ground at JFK? Once BA178 departs in the morning, i...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Nov 29, 2022 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 54878

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

ARFFs strike looks to be starting next week! Shouldn’t cause too much of an issue for domestic - I believe domestic operations can use State fire services in lieu, however international and wide body operations may require full ARFF support - could be ugly Just depends how much cover the local fire...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Nov 29, 2022 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 54878

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

ARFFs strike looks to be starting next week!

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by jrfspa320
Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 54878

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

I agree with you on the on board experience. It's remarkable flying regularly on BA in Club Europe, and then flying Qantas domestically in J. From a catering perspective, BA is head and shoulders above QF (with SWISS within Europe in business class even better again). Compare ticket prices though a...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Nov 28, 2022 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 54878

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

Jetstar at it again, plenty of lengthy 787 delays in the past week, plus numerous HKT cancellations recently. No different to Qantas then, they have two 787 out of action, lengthy delays and cancelled flights this week especially across the pacific Which is the second? ZNG is in LAX for maintenance...

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by jrfspa320
Sun Nov 27, 2022 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 54878

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

vhebb wrote:
Jetstar at it again, plenty of lengthy 787 delays in the past week, plus numerous HKT cancellations recently.


No different to Qantas then, they have two 787 out of action, lengthy delays and cancelled flights this week especially across the pacific

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by jrfspa320
Thu Nov 24, 2022 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 54878

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

MH axes BNE effective 27MAR: https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/malaysia-airlines-cancels-brisbane-to-kuala-lumpur MH and previously TG for that matter, have always struggled with BNE. They stop/start the route and/or drop frequency and they rarely have got to a consistent / predictable servic...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow
Replies: 95
Views: 22172

Re: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow

Interestingly, BA has never flown the A380 to Australia either. Only LHR-SIN terminators got the A380, LHR-SIN-SYD was a mix of 70/86J 744s, 77Ws and I think 789s. Not even 86J 744. It was LHR-BKK-SYD on 744 and LHR-SIN-SYD on 772ER. When they pulled out of BKK-SYD tag they switched SIN-SYD tag to ...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 54878

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

Flew back into MEL yesterday morning after nearly 3 weeks in Japan (flew MH & JL). T2 seemed to be almost back to normal. Immigration & baggage collection went smoothly, however the customs/quarantine queue was lengthy, was nearly a 45 minute wait, luckily I wasn't selected for further scre...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 54878

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

All this talk of capacity, however one area with glacial pace of change is our airports and particular capital city domestic terminals where stand capacity at peak times is maxed out. A321s etc will have slower turn times than the 738.

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by jrfspa320
Mon Nov 21, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 56796

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

billyp4850 wrote:
zkojq wrote:
Does anyone know the exact make and model of the firetruck and therefore it's height?

I believe it was a Rosenbauer Panther 4x4 2nd Generation firetruck. Approximately 3.5 metres tall and 24 tonnes.


Is that empty weight? With foam & water, total weight could be well in excess of 30 tonnes.

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by jrfspa320
Mon Nov 21, 2022 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow
Replies: 95
Views: 22172

Re: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow

Surely T7 will close sooner rather than later? The cost of keeping it open for a few flights a day doesnt seem worth it? Particularly for intl flights which require CBP

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by jrfspa320
Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 56796

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

Wow that was some collision

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by jrfspa320
Fri Nov 18, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should carry-on liquid restrictions end?
Replies: 16
Views: 1557

Re: Should carry-on liquid restrictions end?

Fly domestic in Australia / New Zealand - no liquid restrictions.

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by jrfspa320
Thu Nov 17, 2022 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 300
Views: 76762

Re: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport

We flew through MEX on vacation in August, and on approach to MEX we flew over what looked like a massive airport. I don't know which direction we approached from, but I'm sure it was either TLC or NLU. It looked lovely. Just wonder about transit times into CDMX. I think there is a direct bus conne...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Nov 17, 2022 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 54878

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

https://australianaviation.com.au/2022/11/melbourne-airport-international-recovery-sluggish-in-october/ Unsurprisingly intl recovery has slowed to a trickle. I wouldn't be surprised if there is actually a decline next year as economics start to bite, Latest NAB report showed travel spend is already ...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Nov 11, 2022 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doha's Hamad Airport opens new Concourse
Replies: 33
Views: 8413

Re: Doha's Hamad Airport opens new AMAZING Concourse

Look like a strange blend of both the Jewel and Gardens by the Bay - both in Singapore......

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by jrfspa320
Thu Nov 10, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 54878

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

If it was seriousness enough they wouldn't be worrying about getting the weight down, so can't be too urgent. Was wondering why it circled for so long but then it was probably tankering fuel for the return as welll? Not sure if these mining towns are equipped to refuel? Most can refuel but usually ...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Nov 04, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 54878

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

Airservices firefighters have voted to strike, potential work stoppages would cause air travel chaos across the country getting towards the busy Xmas period.

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by jrfspa320
Sat Oct 29, 2022 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2474
Views: 530432

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

JFK-MEX also about to commence

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by jrfspa320
Thu Oct 20, 2022 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66955

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

NZ's AKL-PER-AKL flights will be operated on a wet lease by Wamos for three months from November. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/air-new-zealand-perth-wamos-a330 NZ prudent to have operational spare in the long-haul fleet. Apparently QF were looking at options for something similar but not...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Oct 14, 2022 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66955

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Did not see this coming. Qantas to launch seasonal Melbourne - Exmouth flights in 2023. 2 x weekly with 737 aircraft, operating April - October. An amazing boost to what I think is one of the most spectacular parts of the country. Source From what I have heard, JQ's MEL-BQB service is also performi...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Oct 14, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66955

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Did not see this coming. Qantas to launch seasonal Melbourne - Exmouth flights in 2023. 2 x weekly with 737 aircraft, operating April - October. An amazing boost to what I think is one of the most spectacular parts of the country. Source From what I have heard, JQ's MEL-BQB service is also performi...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Oct 12, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66955

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

I’m not convinced of the economics of operating CNS-HND. From a technical perspective VA would require 180 ETDO.

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by jrfspa320
Tue Oct 11, 2022 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66955

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

At most overseas airports there is a human sitting at the exit doors to prevent anyone doing it. Having one way automatic doors doesnt prevent much when there is a constant stream of people. QF or Mel airport have the ability to risk manage these events to say its a low risk entire re-screen is not ...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Oct 10, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66955

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Inbound from Japan, QLD has always been stronger than VIC although the yen might make that market difficult

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by jrfspa320
Sun Oct 09, 2022 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66955

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

QF41 wrote:
Does anyone know what happened to qf 43? Looks like it was trying to divert to Darwin, however due to local storms, it landed in Katherine.


10 hours in a 737! That’s hellish!
Are there no A330s available for this route?

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by jrfspa320
Wed Oct 05, 2022 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66955

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: 383
Views: 66955

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: 6
Views: 7264

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: 65957

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: 65957

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: 65957

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: 65957

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: 65957

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: 65957

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: 25676

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: 25676

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: 47
Views: 6993

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: 64734

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: 64734

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: 64734

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: 64734

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: 81614

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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