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by F100Flyer
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53167

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

The end must be near for Alliance F100 then, wonder if QFLink will purchase them for parts. These must be some rather tired Embraers, or demand really has collapsed! These aircraft have a lot of life in them yet. First flew in ~1992, but their hours are very low seeing as they sit at many mine site...

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by F100Flyer
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55631

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Rex having another dig at QF for starting a new route to OAG on 20th July calling it predatory. Rexs' most expensive fare on this route is over $500 and they sell still them at peak times. And everyone's view, but ZL, of a $500 ticket to Orange is predatory. Surely if there's $500 tickets on the ro...

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by F100Flyer
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68759

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

I've never taken much notice of Alliance Airlines but with the lack of flights, have found myself focussing in on them on FR24. Have been really surprised at the depth and breadth of their services in QLD. Seems a lot are likely FIFO but the volume of them has really surprised me. I know there is a...

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by F100Flyer
Thu May 28, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68901

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

This thread has recently completely derailed off topic into a very political-orientated one and straying into a mundane political debate. Sure, flying has been completely affected by how politics have been played, but surely we can have a politics and CV-19-free thread to avoid more of this rammed d...

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by F100Flyer
Tue May 19, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 262
Views: 54822

Re: THAI Airways flies into bankruptcy

Nah BNE was mostly 772ER or A333 route, don't think A350 made it thru and if it did it surely wasn't for long. Once upon a time it was a 772A route! Michael It’s had 772A and 773A, 77W also 788. Not sure it’s ever been 330. It used to be MD11 and 744 back in the day. Good point, think I mixed up wi...

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by F100Flyer
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99779

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

VA679 MEL-PER operated by A332 taking a very northerly route over the interior today, almost to the Pilbara, with a flight time expected to be just shy of 5hrs. Other flights seem to be unaffected so assume it's aircraft-related. It also departed 2hrs late.

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by F100Flyer
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99779

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Looks like South African have retimed their SA281 PER-JNB service from 23:45 to 14:30, so the aircraft isn’t sat on the ground for almost 12hrs.

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by F100Flyer
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99779

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Garuda is upgrading PER-CGK from 738 to A333 from 12-28 Mar 20 https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/289992/garuda-indonesia-march-2020-jakarta-perth-aircraft-changes/ Any guesses for what's driving the change? I'm guessing under utilised aircraft to the rest of Asia and send temporaril...

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by F100Flyer
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66327

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

SQ looks set to announce an increase in capacity to PER, as kind of expected judging by apparent loads. Sorry, behind a paywall. Any guesses? Upgauging aircraft or adding a 5th daily? https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/singapore-airlines-to-announce-great-capacity-on-flights-in-boost-to-wa-tourism...

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by F100Flyer
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64825

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

AirwayBill wrote:
I'm secretly hoping this is Air Greenland, with huge expansion ambitions ala Icelandair

The A330neo wearing the all red livery + raccoon mask would look amazing. :cloudnine:


So they can operate out of their newly expanded, overseas hub at Exeter :smile:

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by F100Flyer
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50027

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

VH-NHY slide off the runway on landing in Newman this morning. Couple of FIFO flights have turned back to Perth mid flight That will stuff up mine operations for a bit. 60m overrun. https://www.airlineratings.com/news/qantaslink-flight-overuns-newman-airport-heavy-rain/ Maybe Geoffrey Thomas jumped...

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by F100Flyer
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64856

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Looks like JQ's VH-JQL is now doing some Qantas Link flights in WA. Is this another JQ aircraft due to be transferred and painted in QantasLink colours? At first thought it might be because of todays cancellations, but has been happening for at least a few days.

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by F100Flyer
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67477

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Ethiopian has started codesharing on SA’s PER-JNB https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/287360/ethiopian-airlines-adds-south-african-codeshare-to-perth-from-late-oct-2019/ Was expecting Ethiopia to launch an Aussie route on their own. Hopefully the new SAA A350s will make it to Perth I’...

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by F100Flyer
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99213

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

And as expected, VA has announced BNE-HND starting March 2020, whilst QF yet to announce its intentions with the slot. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-virgin-australia-new-tokyo-flights-march-2020 Now let’s wait and see where that extra A330 gets pulled from. Also interesting to see h...

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by F100Flyer
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99213

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

The other thread about a proposal to build a sea wall around SFO made me wonder what/when Australian airports will do to handle rising sea levels. SYD is clearly the most exposed, but BNE could be at risk as well, especially as it is basically built on a mangrove swamp so liquidation could be a con...

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by F100Flyer
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99213

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

TG looks set to revert to 788 from A333 on BKK-PER whilst retaining its split daily schedule from 29th March 2020. A shame because the J product on their A333 is excellent.

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by F100Flyer
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 81855

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Today sees the first temporary downgauge of QR900 DOH-PER to 77W (although I can’t remember how long until - I think Christmas?), whilst Adelaide has been upgauged to 77W since 06/09. How long does the upgauge for ADL last?

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by F100Flyer
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 81855

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Talking of Virgins A332s, VA690 PER-MEL is currently taking a rather unusual route over the interior...

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by F100Flyer
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65482

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

QR905 MEL-DOH diverted to PER overnight. Looks like a good 2hr divert too.

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by F100Flyer
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65482

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Tomorrow’s TG481 BKK-PER has been upgauged to a 773/77W. Quite a large substitution considering it’s normally operated by A333.

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by F100Flyer
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65482

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

QR900 DOH-PER diverted to Colombo last night. Arrived into PER around midnight (6hrs late) and delayed QR901 by 3.5hrs.

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by F100Flyer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67556

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I am looking for which ground companies handle which airlines: (eg: Dnata have Emirates, etc. etc. etc. Menzies have... Swissport have... ) I am looking for data that I can make into graphs to work out what handlers have which % of the market, the most airlines, the most flights, etc. ... To the be...

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by F100Flyer
Tue May 14, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 65768

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

QF44 DPS-SYD diverted to Broome overnight due to the autopilot disengaging during flight: https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/qantas-bali-flight-diverts-to-broome-after-electrical-fault-ng-b881198138z Maybe the first ever visit of an A332 to BME? Edit: After actually reading the article properly, i...

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by F100Flyer
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72073

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

QR908 DOH-SYD is currently diverting to Perth. Seems to be at a relatively low altitude of 29,000ft too.

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by F100Flyer
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81066

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Because they might be deployed to a different QF route, eg PER-SIN, which has been running as an A330 (formerly B738) but might benefit from a reduction in capacity and reduction in unit cost. QF could use them on East West routes too, for example. There's history as well. JQ's A330's went to QF wh...

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by F100Flyer
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 76237

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/pe ... 881096216z
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NH seats for PER-NRT go on sale today. Not sure what their source is, but apparently more pax flying PER-Tokyo than PER-BNE each week.

https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/pe ... 881096216z

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by F100Flyer
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA launches NRT-PER
Replies: 63
Views: 10792

Re: ANA launches NRT-PER

DaufuskieGuy wrote:
PER becomes a one change of plane route from Boston nyc dc ATL ord dia sea yyz- I wonder if that would amount contribute to any increase in traffic.


...majority of which already exists with EK via DXB.

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by F100Flyer
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 49157

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

What’s happening with TT271? Channel 9 are reporting it returned to SYD and was met by the AFP with SYD in lockdown. Trying to sort out the facts from the tabloid excitement but not much else coming out about the incident. Apparently a bomb threat was made against the flight https://www.airlinerati...

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by F100Flyer
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 49157

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

An A318-CJ appears to be on its way from KUL - PER. Is this the first time an A318 has visited Australia?

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by F100Flyer
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 49157

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

https://thewest.com.au/news/bali/batik- ... 881050458z
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Unsurprising to see Batik Air seems to be abandoning PER-DPS completely after January 31st 2019. Flights will temporarily ramp up to double daily (after reducing to daily) until January 8th.

https://thewest.com.au/news/bali/batik- ... 881050458z

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by F100Flyer
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 49157

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

https://thewest.com.au/travel/air-aviat ... 881043426z
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This guy [Geoffrey Thomas] is just unreal. Talk about talking up something that's not going to happen for a very long time, if ever.

https://thewest.com.au/travel/air-aviat ... 881043426z

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by F100Flyer
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Perth get a non stop flight to the US ?
Replies: 100
Views: 12346

Re: When will Perth get a non stop flight to the US ?

I hope NEVER! Flew the DFW-SYD flight, 16 1/2 hours! Brutal. Why there is a love affair with ultra-long flights is beyond me. As a passenger in coach, there needs to be a law that no flight can last more than 5 hours. Make coach seats more passenger friendly and I might reconsider. What a strange c...

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by F100Flyer
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 49157

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

What would become VARA aircraft of choice in the future when the F100s pass their useby dates. Certainly difficult to see what could replace them - the F100 is the perfect aircraft for most mine sites, whilst the A320 is too large with the exception of the major Pilbara towns. The F100s with Allian...

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by F100Flyer
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Perth get a non stop flight to the US ?
Replies: 100
Views: 12346

Re: When will Perth get a non stop flight to the US ?

https://www.ausbt.com.au/hawaiian-airli ... oeing-787s
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As much as airline talk can be all hype, but i wouldn't rule PER-HNL as 'impossible', particularly when Hawaiian has flagged Perth as a potential route when the 789s arrive:

https://www.ausbt.com.au/hawaiian-airli ... oeing-787s

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by F100Flyer
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 49456

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

TN486 wrote:
Re those PER domestic figures. Are the discounted fares QF provides on the WA regionals bearing fruit?


Actually, yes. QF has extended the discount to other regional centres. Significant increases on PER-BME, to name one.

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by F100Flyer
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 49456

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/qa ... 881032996z
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Qantas to crack down on oversized hang baggage on its busiest routes:

https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/qa ... 881032996z

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by F100Flyer
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 49456

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

https://www.ausbt.com.au/air-china-boos ... ource=hero
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Air China to upgauge PEK-SYD to 77W from January 1st 2019.

https://www.ausbt.com.au/air-china-boos ... ource=hero

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by F100Flyer
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 49456

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

Just saw on FB that Newcastle Airport won the Major Airport of the Year Award from Australian Airports Association. Not sure what it means - maybe everyone gets a turn :) They must be seriously widening the goal posts for "major airport" if an airport only handles 1.25million pax a year.

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by F100Flyer
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Ratings names winner for Best Airline
Replies: 15
Views: 4138

Re: Airline Ratings names winner for Best Airline

Any airline flying 777s with a majority of their seats in 10-abreast configuration does not deserve to be on that list - even if this is the view of the “Business Insider”. Totally biased geographically on top is that. TK is probably the only airline absent from this list which is outside of this g...

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by F100Flyer
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One year since UA has retired 747
Replies: 14
Views: 2260

Re: One year since UA has retired 747

LAX772LR wrote:
...and good riddance.

Last thing UA needs is maintenance woes and hangar queens.


I second that. Flying on a UA 747 SYD-SFO return was just an insult to anyone unfortunate enough to be in one.

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by F100Flyer
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 49456

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

Gold Coast: -4.8% What's happening there? I've always wondered if they could get more Chinese flights, like one from CZ? Or, an ME3 flight? QR? Cheers, C. How long has the Hong Kong Airlines route been suspended? That would probably do it. RE: ME3/QR....Wouldn't the facilities also be completely in...

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by F100Flyer
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 49456

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

This seems to have either been missed or not announced, Scoot has increased PER to 9 weekly as of this week Certainly interesting considering they went to a split schedule between the 788 and 789. Are the increased services on the 788? Also good to see quite a significant increase in capacity to Si...

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by F100Flyer
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 114
Views: 21298

Re: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons

qf744fan wrote:
Welkom in Suid Afrika!

On the bright side, looking forward to QF metal on PER-JNB


Don't hold your hopes too high. A dispute between PER and QF because of which terminal to operate from at PER means the route has been suspended indefinitely.

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by F100Flyer
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route
Replies: 124
Views: 29932

Re: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route

"But...but...it's a 9 abreast 787! The passengers should be avoiding the aircraft in droves!" (sarcasm) There are reports of Y-pax dissatisfaction on the route - reviews on seat-guru type websites etc. I am curious to see if this ever translates into reduced patronage. The QF 789 is premi...

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by F100Flyer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 50616

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

Yet another article by ultimate Boeing fanboy GT in which he raves about the 797, "the plane every passenger will love' https://www.airlineratings.com/news/plane-passengers-will-love-797-getting-much-closer/ Love this quote from a highly-paid analyst, "airline interest in the New Mid-Size...

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by F100Flyer
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA goes daily in Nashville in S19
Replies: 33
Views: 5251

Re: BA goes daily in Nashville in S19

• Nashville is the fastest new route to move to a daily service in 10 years • Additional two weekly services added on flight from London British Airways is set to increase its flights to Nashville next summer, operating a daily flight between Tennessee and Heathrow. The addition of two extra weekly...

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by F100Flyer
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 71302

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/pi ... b88961669z
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Did I miss an announcement that Qantas will launch PER-LAX, or is this just normal, lousy reporting from The West Australian and Geoffrey Thomas?

https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/pi ... b88961669z

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by F100Flyer
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 71302

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Please excuse the randomness of this post, but I just noticed QF64 JNB-SYD tracking over Perth, firstly particularly north for the flight, but secondly almost 700knts, around 50kmh faster than the speed of sound at ground level. Surely got to be one of the fastest flights of this southern winter. I ...

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