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by jrfspa320
Thu Feb 02, 2023 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023
Replies: 38
Views: 3295

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023

Flight times are pretty much as expected and not too dissimilar from SYD when you taken the slightly shorter distance of the MEL service into account though obviously the travel time saving for MEL pax is about 4 hours each way. I wonder if QF thought of doing this service without an overnight leg....

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by jrfspa320
Thu Feb 02, 2023 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023
Replies: 38
Views: 3295

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023

QF announced MEL-CGK 3 weekly on the 330. Bit of a surprise! Starting 16th April, rather soon too! https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/flying-kangaroo-launches-international-sale-and-new-route-to-indonesia/ Schedule as follows: QF039 MEL 15:10 CGK 19:15 A330 357 QF040 CGK 21:00 MEL 06:...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Feb 01, 2023 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any word on United returning to JFK ?
Replies: 28
Views: 4727

Re: Any word on United returning to JFK ?

The JFK transcons survived on corporate travel and we all know it's half of what it was 3 years ago. Conventional wisdom from analysts and even CEOs is that it will recover to 70% of 2019 levels....at best. Seems that deploying assets in more sustainable markets and letting AA,DL & B6 brawl it ...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Feb 01, 2023 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023
Replies: 38
Views: 3295

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023

QF announced MEL-CGK 3 weekly on the 330. Bit of a surprise! Starting 16th April, rather soon too! https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/flying-kangaroo-launches-international-sale-and-new-route-to-indonesia/ Schedule as follows: QF039 MEL 15:10 CGK 19:15 A330 357 QF040 CGK 21:00 MEL 06:...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Jan 30, 2023 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 89179

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

Trying to satisfy curiosity but what were the BKK and HKG flight timings by QF into and out of LHR? Where is a good resource for historic timetables? Both night flights, only SIN (1 of 2) had the lunchtime departure. Purely from my own logs, QF30 in 2011 had a dept of 22:30 while QF2 had a dept of ...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 89179

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

BA leases the two LHR slots from QF. Usually on a five year basis. I’m unsure when the current lease is set to expire. My understanding is they have another early afternoon and evening departure. Trying to satisfy curiosity but what were the BKK and HKG flight timings by QF into and out of LHR? Whe...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 89179

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

QF fly to WLG via MEL and SYD only. Sorry if I was confusing but I was meaning a BNE to WLG tag with EK (even if not daily) as currently Air NZ are the only ones who fly it that route. I don't believe QF have ever flown it or if they have, it hasn't been flown for some time. QF have flown BNE-WLG a...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 89179

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

Is EK still only 1 x daily into PER? Absolutely crazy how they went from having a complete stronghold on that market half a decade ago (was once 3 x daily) to this, especially with the absence of EY. Recently reverted back to daily A380, but they seem to play second fiddle to QR out of PER these da...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 89179

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

Do you think, even further down the road, EK would look to do any tags to the new 77W BNE flight to NZ? For instance onto WLG seeing as NZ is the only carrier there as no QF or VA, or even to CHC instead? Or aside from the A380 SYD-CHC tag, EK isn't really interested in tag on flights? Whether EK e...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Jan 23, 2023 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 89179

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

I can’t see DL expanding outside of SYD for some time to come. Operating a schedule that best meets demand into one port is likely better from a cost perspective, but given that it has been reported that MEL is chasing DL service, I guess it will depend on how good the deal is on the table at that ...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Jan 20, 2023 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 89179

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

Chinese airlines boosting capacity into the country following their reopening.

Lets hope our airports can cope. Yesterday's Age had an article that 2000 jobs are vacant at MEL, last week my friend waited 3 hours for baggage at T2.

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by jrfspa320
Thu Jan 19, 2023 12:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TWA Hotel/Observation Deck Day Visit
Replies: 2
Views: 1502

Re: TWA Hotel/Observation Deck Day Visit

This is on my bucket list, although having to pay for the pool as a guest seems mean. Its a shame you cant book this hotel on 3rd party sites.

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by jrfspa320
Thu Jan 12, 2023 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 89179

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

Related question to the above topics, with the Chinese carriers returning to our ports, and other new entrants, are the airport ground handling providers ready for an uptick in services? I departed internationally from Melbourne on New Years Day and it was a [email protected] show....not enough staff to unload ...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Dec 23, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72341

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

Once again the 12 A350s are not going to be enough if QF are serious about direct routes to places like CDG, ORD, FRA etc. Already slated A350 routes SYD-LHR, MEL-LHR, PER-LHR, and SYD-JFK will use at least 8 frames. Only leaves 3 plus 1 for a spare. I think all those cities are merely just words a...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Dec 20, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot in talks over a 50 strong E295 order.
Replies: 43
Views: 10408

Re: Scoot in talks over a 50 strong E295 order.

tullamarine wrote:
jrfspa320 wrote:
I reckon this is ploy to get a better price from Airbus. Their fleet is too small and SIN slots are too precious.

Whats the smallest aircraft regularly scheduled into SIN? Anything smaller than A319?

Yes, Firefly uses ATR72s into SIN from KUL and Kuching.


They fly into Seletar not SIN.

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by jrfspa320
Tue Dec 20, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot in talks over a 50 strong E295 order.
Replies: 43
Views: 10408

Re: Scoot in talks over a 50 strong E295 order.

I reckon this is ploy to get a better price from Airbus. Their fleet is too small and SIN slots are too precious.

Whats the smallest aircraft regularly scheduled into SIN? Anything smaller than A319?

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by jrfspa320
Tue Dec 20, 2022 6:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The (brief) return of the 777 Down Under: AA Business LAX to SYD
Replies: 6
Views: 4109

Re: The (brief) return of the 777 Down Under: AA Business LAX to SYD

Nice report, good pictures. JAL also has a flight NRT-MEL

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by jrfspa320
Tue Dec 20, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 36 Injured on Hawaiian Airlines Flight
Replies: 113
Views: 17136

Re: 36 Injured on Hawaiian Airlines Flight

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-20/hawaiian-airlines-flight-to-be-investigated-by-safety-board/101791210 Sounds like people were up and walking about with the seat belts sign on Which is entirely normal when the seat belt sign is left on for the entire flight. If that is what happened on this f...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Dec 19, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 36 Injured on Hawaiian Airlines Flight
Replies: 113
Views: 17136

Re: 36 Injured on Hawaiian Airlines Flight

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-20/ ... /101791210

Sounds like people were up and walking about with the seat belts sign on
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-20/ ... /101791210

Sounds like people were up and walking about with the seat belts sign on

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by jrfspa320
Mon Dec 19, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot in talks over a 50 strong E295 order.
Replies: 43
Views: 10408

Re: Scoot in talks over a 50 strong E295 order.

So this is why 3K were moved to T4....

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by jrfspa320
Mon Dec 19, 2022 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tatty TUI Dreamliners
Replies: 26
Views: 5831

Re: Tatty TUI Dreamliners

I don't know why but Dreamliners generally don't age well. I recently flew B787 (Qatar Airways) and the whole interior looked quite worn out. Like most products today; great sales talk, look great new, but not made to last the way things used to be made ;-) Carrying holiday makers with a high propo...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Dec 19, 2022 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tatty TUI Dreamliners
Replies: 26
Views: 5831

Re: Tatty TUI Dreamliners

As do most of the older Dreamliners

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by jrfspa320
Thu Dec 15, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72341

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

If QF were offered a good price for the A330-900NEOs, i could see them going for it. Lighter frame for the shorter Asia runs and transcon domestic etc, enough range for LAX-BNE if required, same flight crew pool at the A350. RR engines are also used on the A330NEO as with the upcoming A350. What is...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Dec 15, 2022 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72341

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

If QF were offered a good price for the A330-900NEOs, i could see them going for it.

Lighter frame for the shorter Asia runs and transcon domestic etc, enough range for LAX-BNE if required, same flight crew pool at the A350. RR engines are also used on the A330NEO as with the upcoming A350.

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by jrfspa320
Thu Dec 15, 2022 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72341

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

Thanks, makes sense. EBB & D are domestic config so nice to see more A330s back on transcon, they are much nicer to fly. No talk of A330 on the BNE-PER route, which isnt surprising as precovid it was only occasional, maybe 1 daily which is a shame for the longest capital route but id imagine les...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Dec 15, 2022 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72341

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

Qantas to increase domestic flying from late March next year Additional 57 return flights on Golden Triangle between MEL, SYD and BNE Increase on A330 flying between PER and SYD/MEL, approximately 50% of all services will be flown by widebody aircraft Overall this increase in flying is expected to ...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Dec 15, 2022 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72341

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

Just looked through this on a whim; https://flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA11 IS Qf11 ever going to return to operating daily...? I know Qf17 operates on Thursdays instead, but it's that evening departure. I'm guessing this is an aircraft availability issue? QF11 will as soon as more A380s come bac...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Dec 14, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines/routes operate from Gatwick because they can't get slots at Heathrow?
Replies: 77
Views: 16155

Re: Which airlines/routes operate from Gatwick because they can't get slots at Heathrow?

LGW is cheaper to operate from so not always clear cut from a business perspective, especially for lower yielding markets

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by jrfspa320
Wed Dec 14, 2022 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72341

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

qf2220 wrote:
IndianicWorld wrote:
I can see JQ looking at using the A321XLR in future for this route though, so we will see.


Really? Id think QF would use whatever HND slots they had for daily SYD/MEL/BNE, then multiday at those ports and PER/ADL before using the scarce slot for a JQ service from CNS.


JQ fly into NRT.

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by jrfspa320
Tue Dec 13, 2022 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72341

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

Just wait for JQ to launch the sale fares.

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by jrfspa320
Sun Dec 11, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72341

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

Qantas to resume Darwin to Singapore service using the Alliance 190s. Good to see them back on this route. https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/221211-qfjun23drwsin This route was served by Jetstar Asia until August 2022. Qantas last operated this route until October 2006 Interesting how versatile the 19...

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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: 2720

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: 534
Views: 72341

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: 534
Views: 72341

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: 534
Views: 72341

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: 22791

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: 56295

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: 56295

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: 56295

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: 56295

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: 56295

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: 56295

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: 22791

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: 56295

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: 56295

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: 57923

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: 22791

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: 57923

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: 1650

Re: Should carry-on liquid restrictions end?

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

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