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
Samoa Airways launches twice weekly flights to BNE, effective November 13th using 737-800.
https://www.ausbt.com.au/samoa-airways- ... ource=grid
Qantas16 wrote:Lots of cuts to TG's Australia services from end of October onwards... don't have full details but apparently all ports are impacted.
Unbeatable BA with the best of the World Business class (BA called it “First”) and Premium Economy (They call it “Club World”) hard and soft product Not sure if you're actually being sarcastic or not, but assuming you're not: your standards for any premium class must be very low as British Airways ...Jump to post
BA. I can't compare it to others anymore, because I haven't flown anyone else TATL in 12 years. I took Virgin Australia West, it was awesome. Lie flat First on both carriers. You having not flown anyone else is obvious when you state BA. Perhaps one of the worst in the sky, let alone TATL. Also, pl...Jump to post
The domestic passenger statistics for April 2018 have been released. Highlights include: Big increases on HTI and ROK routes as traffic returned to normal levels following Cyclone Debbie the year prior. A six percent increase in seats on MEL-SYD (the 85 percent load factor was maintained), which is...Jump to post
VA introduce updated iphone app and new android app.
https://www.ausbt.com.au/virgin-austral ... ource=hero
A load of nonsense. Lets compare apples and apples. Comparing pilots to cabin crew is comparing apples to oranges.Jump to post
qf789 wrote:Short 2 minute video from the cockpit of QF9 of takeoff and landing (unfortunately no sound)
Looking at departure from PER I am impressed on how much runway it used
Skytrax World Top Airports results for 2018 are out Sydney up 3 to number 20 in the world Brisbane down 6 to number 22 in the world Melbourne up 3 to number 27 in the world, T4 also named 3rd best LCC terminal in the world Gold Coast down 5 points to number 55 in the world Perth up 12 points to num...Jump to post
In the 'coming years'. Just like PolarisJump to post
Now I know we think its not going to happen and seems really odd.. Norwegian Air Shuttle and Perth has come up again. But Not sure why there "preliminary discussions" and the "route" would be a game changer. https://thewest.com.au/travel/air-aviation/perth-stopover-on-world-firs...Jump to post
The first QLink a320 was rolled out earlier today, it is due to arrive in Perth this weekend, I don't have any times or images, just repeating what I have been told. Descending into Perth now as JQ8996. Photo here: 4866987 I think it looks great. Hopefully a glimpse into the not-too-distant future.Jump to post
What is your claim based on? The only claim I made was my own experience of MIA from growing up in Florida. If you actually read my post you’ll see that I ASKED if the market was over saturated due to WW cancelling service there and 2 other airlines RUMORED to be struggling. Growing up in Florida d...Jump to post
On 7-8 hour night flights it’s all about sleep onboard and dine in the lounge before travel. The BA hard J product has fallen behind the competition of late, but is still quite good. From a space productivity perspective, the BA seat is fantastic - hence the difficulty in replacing it with a CX sty...Jump to post