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by QF93
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ***No Flights*** Journey beyond one of the last Overland's to Melbourne - Train trip March 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 4155

Re: ***No Flights*** Journey beyond one of the last Overland's to Melbourne - Train trip March 2020

Thanks for a great trip report (and it also answers my query of why the detour via Geelong - I’d always wondered that!)

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by QF93
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789
Replies: 43
Views: 11523

Re: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789

Is there significant demand for cargo between Australia and Canada, that can’t be satisfied via the existing (albeit reduced) cargo services to Australia from the U.S. or Asia?

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by QF93
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Financial VS Operating Lease
Replies: 8
Views: 1788

Re: Financial VS Operating Lease

It’s also about who takes the risk on the residual value of the aircraft at the end of the lease - the airline (for a finance lease) vs the lessor (operating lease), although sometimes that distinction can get a bit blurred.

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by QF93
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways DC-10 in early 1980s?
Replies: 87
Views: 14543

Re: British Airways DC-10 in early 1980s?

I would be pretty amazed if BA pilots flew the plane. You should be amazed then, because they did. I used to play cricket with one such pilot who had some interesting stories about flying the DC-10 compared to other types in the fleet at that time. scbriml - I’d love to hear some of those stories.

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by QF93
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Retiring 747 Fleet on March 29?
Replies: 73
Views: 13099

Re: Qantas Retiring 747 Fleet on March 29?

The Qantas 747 fleet was sold in the early hours of Friday morning and will ferry to Mojave in the coming weeks. That flight from SCL was the end of a chapter in Australian history. Thanks jumbo! PS tribute on Sam Chui’s site https://samchui.com/2020/03/28/qantas-to-retire-b747-this-weekend Sam Chu...

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by QF93
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hanoi and Hong Kong via QR and KA J featuring a Presidential Suite and CX First Class lounges
Replies: 10
Views: 7778

Re: Hanoi and Hong Kong via QR and KA J featuring a Presidential Suite and CX First Class lounges

Thanks for a fantastic trip report. You have inspired me to add Vietnam to my list of 2020 destinations to visit.

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by QF93
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where do old/discontinued J class seat products end up?
Replies: 25
Views: 5434

Re: Where do old/discontinued J class seat products end up?

To all responses to that last post. Thanks. I suppose my point was, even if the sell on purchase price was just $1k per seat - for the airline selling them (taking VS as an example) that’s $33k per 330 cabin, x 8 cabins, that’s $264k. That’s a drop in the ocean holistically but it’s money for old r...

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by QF93
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines using bizjet for training
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

Re: Airlines using bizjet for training

http://www.aussieairliners.org/hs-125/vh-ece/vhece.html
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Back in the 1960s and 70s Qantas had a HS-125 jet they used as a trainer:

http://www.aussieairliners.org/hs-125/vh-ece/vhece.html

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by QF93
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jewels and Durians: With Qantas to Singapore and Malaysia
Replies: 21
Views: 14587

Re: Jewels and Durians: With Qantas to Singapore and Malaysia

Thanks for a wonderful TR. Very well written and some great photos: especially of the delicious food in Malaysia! You’ve given me a craving for laksa and some (proper) satay.

I hope Alex is feeling better now after being unwell on the return flight.

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by QF93
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217591

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Does the UK have anything similar to Chapter 11 (Reorganization)? Or do companies go straight to the equivalent of Chapter 7? Under administration, the creditors (or their representatives) can attempt to restructure to keep the business operating. If administration fails, a business is closed and a...

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by QF93
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do UA 777 pilots fly all 777 types in the fleet?
Replies: 17
Views: 6840

Re: Do UA 777 pilots fly all 777 types in the fleet?

Genot wrote:
Bad juju over the Pacific, not so bad over the lower 48..


Perhaps an Ignorant question from me - what is “bad juju”? ATC Term for turbulence?

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by QF93
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30th anniversary of Qantas LHR-SYD 747 record flight
Replies: 7
Views: 3050

Re: 30th anniversary of Qantas LHR-SYD 747 record flight

The ABC article seems to suggest the delivery flight was “top secret”. I was fairly young at the time so don’t remember much about it, but was it the case that Qantas kept the flight quiet beforehand? If the flight happened these days there would be a massive marketing campaign launched around the f...

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by QF93
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR and egates for Immigration at Terminal 5
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: LHR and egates for Immigration at Terminal 5

I agree with the above. The only caution I will flag is if you arrive through the gates at Terminal 5B or 5C, or a remote stand and have to be bused to T5A. In those cases the “commute” to the main terminal and then more frustratingly the wait at baggage collection can be quite long. In those situat...

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by QF93
Sat May 18, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did Qantas never order the 777?
Replies: 15
Views: 4576

Re: Qantas never ordered the 777

but in the 2000s when the 747-400ERs were still only a couple of years old and the A380 and 787 were coming in a couple of yesrs there was not really any scope for the 777 in their fleet (whether the ERs should have ever been ordered is a separate question, although they were attractive from a comm...

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by QF93
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Middle Name in flight booking
Replies: 12
Views: 1588

Re: Middle Name in flight booking

Thanks everyone for your helpful replies.

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by QF93
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Middle Name in flight booking
Replies: 12
Views: 1588

Middle Name in flight booking

Hi All - a question to those working in reservations and/or check-in. I was recently travelling in Asia with my partner. We booked both of our tickets with a First Name + Last Name, as we do every time we fly. On this particular occasion the check-in agent compared my fiancé’s passport against the r...

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by QF93
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continental close to sealing deal on Avianca loan, partnership: WSJ
Replies: 14
Views: 3648

Re: United Continental close to sealing deal on Avianca loan, partnership: WSJ

according to Colombia's news outlets, the loan is around US $ 465 million dollars That's a big loan for a group with ~130 aircraft. It will be interesting to see what security UA gets: equity conversion rights, board seats, aircraft collateral... Curiously, the Reuters article suggests the loan is ...

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by QF93
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Point Anxiety: Qantas return SYD-MEL
Replies: 5
Views: 4438

Re: Point Anxiety: Qantas return SYD-MEL

Allrite- thanks for another very enjoyable trip report and the great photos.

I’m glad you are slowly getting to better manage the anxiety of flying, relative to some of your prior trip reports.

Looking forward to the report from your next flight!

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by QF93
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s
Replies: 88
Views: 90473

Re: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s

Planesmart - for my own curiosity, why is the junior debt denominated in GBP for an aircraft asset which is likely valued and generates cashflows (i.e. lease payments and final balloon payment) in USD?

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by QF93
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site
Replies: 163
Views: 21547

Re: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site

Jeff - this is still happening. Your website is almost unusable now. I am ready to give up on this site unless you can resolve the problem. If you aren't getting a response from your advertising vendor then disable advertising on the mobile site until the problem is resolved. As others have noted on...

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by QF93
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site
Replies: 163
Views: 21547

Re: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site

This now happens every time I visit the site on my mobile. If you aren't getting a response from your advertising vendor, please disable advertising on the mobile site until you get the issue fixed. If this continues for much longer you won't have any users left - I've visited this site for 10+ year...

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by QF93
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site
Replies: 163
Views: 21547

Re: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site

Hi - I am having exactly the same problem: pop-up appearing which redirects to supposedly winning a new mobile phone. iPhone 7, based in the UK.

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