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by jrfspa320
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 179
Views: 27417

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

Virgin CEO expects ‘vaccination passports’ for domestic travel Virgin Australia CEO Jayne Hrdlicka says she expects vaccination to be mandatory for some interstate travel as states exit lockdown and reopen their borders in the months ahead. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/virgin-ceo-expects...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm
Replies: 154
Views: 20229

Re: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm

Why doesnt EI move the NOC flight to LHR while they have the slots? Might help with loads

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by jrfspa320
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 179
Views: 27417

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

Can we try and keep this thread on actual aviation developments. There are lots of other forums discussing the politics / twists and turns of covid.

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by jrfspa320
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sampling Scotland's Famous Beach Runway: Barra to Glasgow on a Classic Twin Otter
Replies: 6
Views: 1737

Re: Sampling Scotland's Famous Beach Runway: Barra to Glasgow on a Classic Twin Otter

Looks fantastic. Thanks for writing up.

Its definitely on my bucket list. I like the idea of ferry one way and fly the other - good to know about the bus too!

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by jrfspa320
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 179
Views: 27417

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

SCFlyer wrote:
Can the A321LR in JQ config make SYD-KUL?

JQ previously tried SYD-KUL in the A330 and they got hammered by D7 purely due to their larger hub in KUL.


Might be a stretch with their proposed layout (232 seats), at least fully loaded. The XLR should be able.

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by jrfspa320
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 179
Views: 27417

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

Can't see QF doing KUL by itself. Too close and without the premium traffic of SIN. And you don't have 3K Jetstar Asia. Plus Aus-KUL has been super low yield for years with D7 Air AsiaX feeding into the big AirAsia hub 3K tried Bangalore and Kolkata some years ago (2005-2007) but didn't last long. ...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 179
Views: 27417

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

Also Trans tasman will demand will depend on NZs border strategy. If they remain very risk averse i cant see any widebodies returning to the tasman, at least in the short term.

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by jrfspa320
Wed Sep 08, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 179
Views: 27417

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

I was also wondering if some of the European airports previously serviced could be an option such as CDG and FRA? Would you fly them SYD via SIN or DRW because of the border issues between NSW and WA? From what I gather, even if QF take delivery of the three 789s currently in storage it might not b...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 179
Views: 27417

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

I cant see TPE - it will have to be places with similar covid cases / outlook. ICN might work. Maybe HAN ?

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by jrfspa320
Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda
Replies: 72
Views: 13869

Re: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda

i cant believe CDG T1 hasnt been mentioned yet, has to be the ultimate in 60/70s rotunda design.

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by jrfspa320
Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 179
Views: 27417

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

DRW has certainly stepped up and demonstrated it’s perfectly positioned for an international transit hub. I agree. I guess the problem going forward is that is all it is - a transit hub. A perfect plan for JQ but never really took off (pun intended). The difference between having PER and DRW as you...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West
Replies: 17
Views: 9044

Re: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West

The "T" is only an internal designation at QF for a different cabin, the physical aspects are all the same. The fokkers sure have a long history in Oz. Thank you for commenting - it sure is, Karijini is a must! Amazing photos! Out of interest there are three versions of the Network F100, ...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 179
Views: 27417

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

Qantas is listing BNE-LAX as daily A332 from 26 Mar 22 https://twitter.com/theaeronetwork/status/1432584128268935170?s=21 Also EBM positioned SYD-AUH last Wednesday, is this for mods for upcoming US routes Do you know what the mods will involve to bump the MTOW, I thought QFs frames were too old? W...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Sep 03, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fort Lauderdale & West Palm Beach (United & American)
Replies: 6
Views: 2686

Re: Fort Lauderdale & West Palm Beach (United & American)

Thanks for the report - the pictures are great - what camera did you use?

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by jrfspa320
Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West
Replies: 17
Views: 9044

Re: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West

Great report, looks like an amazing place for a holiday. Good to see the luggage trailer set up. It was like that in Launceston up until maybe 2006/7ish and I miss the fun of everyone scrambling over the trailers to get their bags. Thanks for commenting! Ah didnt know that - the weather in LST woul...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Aug 27, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Europe 2018 Part 5 - From Top of the world back down under: SK/QF the Quokka route.
Replies: 5
Views: 2420

Re: Europe 2018 Part 5 - From Top of the world back down under: SK/QF the Quokka route.

Thank you for the final chapter - it was great to read back to pre-covid.

The far north of Europe looks interesting - and cold! Did you prefer the SIN or PER routing on QF?

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by jrfspa320
Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas FY20/21 Group Results, $2.35 billion loss, 2 A380’s to be retired
Replies: 110
Views: 15570

Re: Qantas FY20/21 Group Results, $2.35 billion loss, 2 A380’s to be retired

The A330s should be able to get a low cost crew rest if required: Lower-Deck Mobile Crew Rest Area.

i don't think the A330s operated with dedicated crew rest when they previously operated Transpac?

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by jrfspa320
Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas FY20/21 Group Results, $2.35 billion loss, 2 A380’s to be retired
Replies: 110
Views: 15570

Re: Qantas FY20/21 Group Results, $2.35 billion loss, 2 A380’s to be retired

The ACAP I linked in my post above shows a range/payload chart for an A332 at 242 tonnes, which implies that it is possible For clarity: I know that it's possible to have a 242T A332, as that configuration was certified in September 2015. What I'm asking is if a pre-2015 build 238T A332 can be upgr...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas FY20/21 Group Results, $2.35 billion loss, 2 A380’s to be retired
Replies: 110
Views: 15570

Re: Qantas FY20/21 Group Results, $2.35 billion loss, 2 A380’s to be retired

The issue with the 787s is they are far too premium heavy for markets like BNE especially in a covid world. I wonder if they looked at taking on the JQ787s, the refits would probably have been too expensive.

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by jrfspa320
Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 220
Views: 35371

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021

I can't see the 789 on MEL-PER would perform any better than SYD-PER given both Victorians and NSW residents are currently unable to enter WA without prior approval and 14 day self-quarantine on arrival. " At least there is more chance of MEL coming out of lockdown and having borders with WA o...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 220
Views: 35371

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021

Both the slots and the government subsidised routes will revert to the relevant federal and state government if forfeited by ZL. You'd think governments would be keen to avoid gifting QFLink a complete regional monopoly and would try to get Alliance and VA to enter the markets but whether they can ...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 405
Views: 74754

Re: QF - Project Sunrise

I noticed the jetstar 787-8 are in storage, why not convert these into project sunrise as a starter.. Range isn't substantially different to the 787-9 which is at their limit on PER-LHR, particularly once you add a heavier proper J/PE config. By "isn't substantially different," you mean &...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 25877

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021

Hopefully this question is not too off track for this forum, Does anyone have an update on the QF International Business lounge in SYD? Would have thought the last 18 months would have been a golden opportunity to renovate it. May have read somewhere that QF and EK were waiting for a new larger are...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 25877

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021

ben175 wrote:
Looks like JQs MEL-BQB was postponed again to July 17. Let’s pray that this time the service will take to the skies.



Its cursed.....

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by jrfspa320
Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 25877

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021

ben175 wrote:
Looks like JQs MEL-BQB was postponed again to July 17. Let’s pray that this time the service will take to the skies.


Indeed fingers crossed, although i cant see the route performing that well in winter anyway - i would have thought seasonal would have been more appropriate.

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by jrfspa320
Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 40935

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

I wonder if JQ is regretting bringing in the extra A320 capacity and reactivating the 787s with the school holidays kicking off with three capitals in lockdown and it swinging on tenterhooks for two others. Also wouldn’t want to be Rex right now trying to build their operation, possibly a lot of sc...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West
Replies: 17
Views: 9044

Re: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West

Kent350787 wrote:
Thanks for the report - it was great to see the 'rootail oddballs we don't see over east. We do have Fokkers, but only Alliance colours.



Thanks for commenting! Yes the oddballs are a nice catch. I do think the F100 is such a beautiful aircraft.

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by jrfspa320
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 324
Views: 32895

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021

NZ seemed very slow to pause the bubble with NSW, considering they paused it very quickly with WA and QLD when they ended up having 1 or 2 cases.

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West
Replies: 17
Views: 9044

Re: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West

Golf7GTI wrote:
Great pictures of the Fokker. End of an era unfortunately. Last Fokkers are flying around in Australia and SE-Asia. Extinct in the rest of the world.


Thanks for reading / commenting. Indeed it seems the end wont be too far away. I hope they'll do a retirement flight.

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West
Replies: 17
Views: 9044

Re: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West

lychemsa wrote:
No crocodiles in that pool?


Thankfully not - too far inland :)

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 40935

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

https://www.perthnow.com.au/travel/air- ... 881907813z
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JQ will launch BNE-PER from November with 5 weekly service. This is in addition to the OOL service.

https://www.perthnow.com.au/travel/air- ... 881907813z

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by jrfspa320
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo doors open inward or outward
Replies: 26
Views: 3761

Re: Cargo doors open inward or outward

The Fokker 100 had a customer choice whether the hold doors opened inward or outward! Are you sure there was an inward opening type? I can only remember two types of outward opening types. One was a very narrow door that hinged on the bottom. It opened downwards. If you weren't careful when opening...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 40935

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

https://newsroom.jetstar.com/new-jetstar-flights-set-to-take-off-between-brisbane-and-canberra/ Jetstar is finally going to serve Canberra after so many years of avoiding it. Avoiding it as QF doesnt want them on that market, unsurprisingly its not SYD or MEL. Plenty of other potential JQ routes th...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Status of RR-equipped 767s
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Re: Status of RR-equipped 767s

Qantas (Originally BA) - Total in Fleet: 7 VH-ZXG Boeing 767-336(ER) N700KW Eastern Airlines - In operation VH-ZXF Boeing 767-336(ER) HS-JAS Jet Asia Airways - In storage VH-ZXE Boeing 767-336(ER) NN703KW Eastern Airlines - In operation VH-ZXD Boeing 767-336(ER) N705KW Eastern Airlines - In operati...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 40935

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

https://newsroom.jetstar.com/new-jetstar-flights-set-to-take-off-between-brisbane-and-canberra/ Jetstar is finally going to serve Canberra after so many years of avoiding it. Avoiding it as QF doesnt want them on that market, unsurprisingly its not SYD or MEL. Plenty of other potential JQ routes th...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 40935

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

A few weeks ago when I made my first trip to WA, I noticed when coming into T4 after landing, one of VA’s previous A330’s was parked there. Really scratching my brain here but I believe it might have been VH-XFE; happy to be corrected. Poor old brain was punished on a Margaret River visit. :champag...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 40935

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

ben175 wrote:
Has QF removed the Q400 from MEL entirely? I can't seem to find any routes using the type anymore.
QFLink was hiring for their MEL base last week (Dash 8, not Cobham/NJS) but can't see any room for expansion with the type.


Yes all Q300 or 717 now

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo doors open inward or outward
Replies: 26
Views: 3761

Re: Cargo doors open inward or outward

The Fokker 100 had a customer choice whether the hold doors opened inward or outward!

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 40935

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

Could Qantas’ Project Sunrise flights be Sydney-only for many years? https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-project-sunrise-sydney-flights The NSW Government promised Qantas $50 million to keep its HQ in Sydney, but with several conditions, one of which was for the Project Sunrise flights t...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 40935

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

Yesterday's (6 June) QF1003 HBA-PER flight diverted to KGI, eventually arriving into PER over 2 hours late. Anyone know if it was medical related or fuel? Weather (fog in PER). Flights from BNE/OOL/SYD/CBR also diverted to KGI. Ahh thanks! Would have been interesting to see the ramp at KGI! I see J...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 40935

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

Yesterday's (6 June) QF1003 HBA-PER flight diverted to KGI, eventually arriving into PER over 2 hours late. Anyone know if it was medical related or fuel?

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by jrfspa320
Wed Jun 02, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 40935

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

Jetstar have resumed B788 services on key leisure routes. The current schedule has only 1 B788 operating from the 1st June – 24th June which is MEL-OOL-MEL-OOL-MEL. From the 25th June there’ll be a 2nd B788 introduced so 1 aircraft will operate MEL-CNS-MEL-OOL-MEL and the other will operate MEL-OOL...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: City Pairs with “Endless Demand”
Replies: 37
Views: 4161

Re: City Pairs with “Endless Demand”

SYD-MEL (pre-covid)

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West
Replies: 17
Views: 9044

Re: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West

Thanks for this interesting report on that off-the-beaten path routing. Great to see the Fokker 100s filling this niche market in Oz. Miss seeing and flying them in Europe. Interesting that the F27 was so successful in Australia many moons ago but no brand new F100s/F70s were ever ordered in Austra...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 40935

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

The privatised Australian airports are required to produce a master plan each 5 years as part of their lease agreements and they are typically full of long term development ideas that will probably never see the light of day. It could be a race to see what happens first, the new BNE international t...

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by jrfspa320
Mon May 31, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 43636

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

Seems surprising...I’ve always found BNEs intl terminal the nicest intl terminal in the country while the domestic terminal is one of the worst....

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by jrfspa320
Mon May 31, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 39209

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

If ANZ really wanted a smaller jet, i think they would go with the A319, rather than adding the more economical A220. A small fleet wouldn't add significant cost, unlike a new type. If they wanted to do it cheaply - second hand A319s are plentiful and could be leased or bought far cheaper than the A...

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by jrfspa320
Thu May 27, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 39209

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

Is depends on the reason for diverting, just a few days ago we had a strong cold front over Perth with long flight times (BNE was 6 hours), the crosswind runway was in use as the crosswind limit was close to exceedance for the main runway (same alignment as BQB anyway). ADL is generally preferred fo...

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