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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
SQ adds 5th daily PER-SIN
https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... t-to-perth
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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’...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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
Silk Air ups Cairns to daily, from 5x weekly
https://www.ausbt.com.au/silkair-goes-d ... ource=grid
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
Qantas to crack down on oversized hang baggage on its busiest routes:
https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/qa ... 881032996z
Air China to upgauge PEK-SYD to 77W from January 1st 2019.
https://www.ausbt.com.au/air-china-boos ... ource=hero
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
qf744fan wrote:Welkom in Suid Afrika!
On the bright side, looking forward to QF metal on PER-JNB
"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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
• 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...Jump to post
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
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 ...Jump to post