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by Whatsaptudo
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 122228

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Just out of curiosity, how many of those are new aircraft orders? All of them? Or are many of them conversions of previous orders?

Cheers!

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by Whatsaptudo
Thu May 02, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59113

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Is it Seoul? All I can find is South Korea, with a reference to Jeju Air.

Edit: found a reference.

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by Whatsaptudo
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66691

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Aren’t they replacing A320’s?

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by Whatsaptudo
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66691

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

i would have thought this more of a JQ route.

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by Whatsaptudo
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66691

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Virgin cancelling staff travel on BI due to imposition of Sharia Law https://www.theage.com.au/business/companies/virgin-australia-cancels-staff-travel-on-royal-brunei-over-sharia-move-20190403-p51afg.html Concidering QF’s vocal stance here in Australia during the Gay Marriage debate, I would say i...

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by Whatsaptudo
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens if Boeing is forced to replace the 737 immediately?
Replies: 24
Views: 4664

Re: What happens if Boeing is forced to replace the 737 immediately?

While it’s tragic people have lost there lives in these accidents, plenty of people have been killed in all sorts of aircraft.

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by Whatsaptudo
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens if Boeing is forced to replace the 737 immediately?
Replies: 24
Views: 4664

Re: What happens if Boeing is forced to replace the 737 immediately?

There an issue with one software driven system unique to the Max version of an aircraft that has sold thousands of copies. Settle down averyone. The Max will be fine.

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by Whatsaptudo
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75110

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

They do have seperate CEO’s, I’ll grant that. There was much work put into an seperate Operaters certificate also, but that was shelved. So from an opererational point of view, QF is one airline. Jetstar on the other hand is 4 different airlines and they are not reported separately. So I still find ...

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by Whatsaptudo
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75110

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

I’m not aware that Domestic and international are different entities any more than Jetstar is. Could you explain that?

And I guess I’d also ask, why is that so? Again, I find it suspicious.

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by Whatsaptudo
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75110

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Agree that QF could use the aircraft on other routes, but are you implying that the former JQ routes would be dropped altogether? Yes they have the A321 coming online, but these can’t cover all of JQ’s routes given the distance of some. It wouldnt be the first time that QF has cut a loss making (or...

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by Whatsaptudo
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75110

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

VH-EBA/B/C/D were delivered to QF and transferred to JQ in 2005-6ish. All others, Except for the 4 -200’s that QF used for LAX and BOM (I can’t remember the Registrations) that are now in the QF fleet, were originally delivered directly to JQ.

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by Whatsaptudo
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 69857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

I think India has similar issues to China - the local airlines have far lower cost bases and are already familiar to the greater number of passengers. Possibly an option for Jetstar once it gets its 321neos which will free up 788s from some of their shorter routes. Which place exactly in Australia ...

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by Whatsaptudo
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 137661

Re: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A350, Boeing 787 for 777-9

This morning an internal email from QF states that they have formalised an agreement with Airbus NOT to take the last 8 A380’s.

May be unrelated to the opinions in this thread, but the timing is interesting.

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by Whatsaptudo
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VH-OQA flying to Abu Dhabi, but why?
Replies: 22
Views: 4769

Re: VH-OQA flying to Abu Dhabi, but why?

It’s going in for a major check, then I believe it goes for reconfiguration. It will be gone for months.

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by Whatsaptudo
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47113

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

They don’t serve alcohol. No West Australian is interested in flying to Bali without a the option of having a drink.

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by Whatsaptudo
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 382
Views: 66501

Re: 787 vs A350 range

Terrific. Thank god we got that settled. Do we need a percentage of fuel burn delta vs a percentage of payload delta? Maybe that would satisfy somebody. I’ve given you the actual numbers to dispel the incorrect info given earlier in this thread. Make of the data what you will, but personally I could...

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by Whatsaptudo
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 382
Views: 66501

Re: 787 vs A350 range

It may have, but it’s gone now. It looks like it burns less than 5.4/h in either direction at almost MTOW. More than 400kg/h less than stated earlier.

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by Whatsaptudo
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 382
Views: 66501

Re: 787 vs A350 range

Based on holding at 1500’

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by Whatsaptudo
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 382
Views: 66501

Re: 787 vs A350 range

By comparison the QF10 is 15:56 for 84.8. 4.7 over destination. Distance 7957 with an average overall component of 16kts tailwind.

ZFW of the QF9 153.8
ZFW of the QF10 157.0

Both carrying about the same Pax load but the QF10 has about 3t more in the holds.

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by Whatsaptudo
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 382
Views: 66501

Re: 787 vs A350 range

There is No ESAD on the plan, but the Contingency fuel is 1.2. It’s 10% up to a maximum of 1.2, but that is considered to be burnt in the Min fuel required over destination. The actual Min required fuel is 95.1, but the “build up” to get them there with 70 minutes is 95.8. Final reserve is 1.9, with...

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by Whatsaptudo
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 382
Views: 66501

Re: 787 vs A350 range

For discussion. Tonight’s QF9 has a flight time of 16:54 with a flight fuel burn of exactly 91.0. Take off weight is 249.3/ 254.0, and it arrives with 4.5T of fuel. Carrying 210 POB so 26 empty seats all of which are in economy. Incidentally that arrival fuel gives the QF9 and Endurance over the des...

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by Whatsaptudo
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats
Replies: 136
Views: 24688

Re: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats

Just another thread populated with jealous pilot haters. What a surprise on Airliners.net.

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by Whatsaptudo
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats
Replies: 136
Views: 24688

Re: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats

Man, some on this site are frustrating. How is ensuring you abide by your contract being entitled. Do you give away your entitlements because someone else makes a mistake and you lose out. If that’s the case, go on you Dutch, but we know you wouldn’t . Anyway this is quite Simple. The Passengering c...

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by Whatsaptudo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 48391

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

Have South African changed to the A330 for their Perth services? I’ve noticed the type a few times over the last 4 or 5 days.

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by Whatsaptudo
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 26312

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

A mayday should only be declared if the crew believe the aircraft will land with less than the Final Reserve fuel. for the sake of United and the crew, i hope that's what was showing on the gauges when they got to the gate. A mayday is a very serious thing to do. Let's not be flippant. According to ...

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by Whatsaptudo
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS' Very last 747 "domestic" flight between LAX and JFK today
Replies: 43
Views: 10513

Re: QANTAS' Very last 747 "domestic" flight between LAX and JFK today

The pilots definitely overnight in New York, but I believe that Cabin Crew may do a return.

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by Whatsaptudo
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 63107

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Qantas: 747 replacement in full swing with the 8th 787-9 to operate to Hong Kong.

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by Whatsaptudo
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 63107

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

It’s only temporary. Goes back to 737 from the end of October. That’s the current plan.

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by Whatsaptudo
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 63107

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Reading through the previous posts, it seems to me, to be exactly the opposite. Some posters, presumably not from Perth, trying to make the Perth reductions something they are not. Might just be me though. I’m usually wrong.

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by Whatsaptudo
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QantasLink refurbishing fleet of Q300 and Q400
Replies: 11
Views: 1604

Re: QuantasLink refurbishing fleet of Q300 and Q400

Why is it so difficult for some posters to spell Qantas correctly. It’s written in the link. Read it.

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by Whatsaptudo
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 63107

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

getluv wrote:
Re: Rumours about 747s coming onto domestic routes from the June thread.

So I wouldn't be reading too much into what a bunch of disgruntled pilots are saying on a forum.


Sorry I have to ask. Which disgruntled pilots? This forum?

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by Whatsaptudo
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 63107

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Changes to QF services are loaded now. This should give them some breathing space in training 737 pilots. They haven’t been able to get ahead of the training curve due to many 737 pilots being retrained onto the A330 and 787, and limited Simulator and Training Staff. These changes won’t be permanent...

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by Whatsaptudo
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 47109

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

QF is going to use the 747 on SYD-PER services, replacing an A330 which will in turn replace the 737 on PER-SIN but it will reduce to 1 per day. Looks like the 747 will also be going to Hawaii sooner than expected and the 787 will be used on BNE-MEL returns. 717’s will also get an increase, althoug...

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by Whatsaptudo
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 47109

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

QF is going to use the 747 on SYD-PER services, replacing an A330 which will in turn replace the 737 on PER-SIN but it will reduce to 1 per day. Looks like the 747 will also be going to Hawaii sooner than expected and the 787 will be used on BNE-MEL returns. 717’s will also get an increase, although...

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by Whatsaptudo
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 47109

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

QF A330 economy seats are 17inches wide, the 787 is 17.2. My comments are about Qantas, as the comments at the bottom of the page refer. Show me your source. Mine indicates QF's A330 is a full 1 inch wider than 789; 18.2 inch instead of 17 as you claimed: http://theqantassource.com/seatmaps/332/28j...

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by Whatsaptudo
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 47109

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

That’s interesting. In that case, why is the A330 seat measured differently? Why wouldn’t QF use the same logic and advertise a bigger A330 seat?

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by Whatsaptudo
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 47109

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

QF A330 economy seats are 17inches wide, the 787 is 17.2. My comments are about Qantas, as the comments at the bottom of the page refer.

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by Whatsaptudo
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 47109

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Sorry to butt into the MEL thread... :D One contribution in this week's Fairfax 'traveller' letters re cramped 787 Y, and several rants about same in the 'comments' section at bottom. http://www.traveller.com.au/traveller-letters-rants--raves-h117kw None of the comments are by me btw. :smile: Rubbi...

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by Whatsaptudo
Fri May 25, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 47276

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

What kind of “danger” would landing a 747 in Canberra create? They must be scared to death every time Qatar and Singair go in with there 777’s. What a bizarre response. These guys have created the rod for their own back. Government regulation of airports could be a great public service message. Gove...

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by Whatsaptudo
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 57765

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

What an utter disgrace Perth Airport is. Protecting South African jobs at the expense of Australians. Without QF expansion in Perth it is very probable they will close the base, potentially costing WA hundreds if not thousands of jobs, and most probably their only direct link to Europe. I think they...

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by Whatsaptudo
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 57765

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

In an internal email this morning, QF have confirmed they want to operate seasonal services PER-South Africa (doesn’t mention which city), and they want it to operate from Terminal 3. They are in discussions with Perth airport. Not sure Qantas does itselt any favours with seasonal services.. but go...

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by Whatsaptudo
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 57765

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

In an internal email this morning, QF have confirmed they want to operate seasonal services PER-South Africa (doesn’t mention which city), and they want it to operate from Terminal 3. They are in discussions with Perth airport.

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by Whatsaptudo
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 57765

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Re: Qantas returning to PER-JNB. I understand an announcement will be made as early as today.

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by Whatsaptudo
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 347
Views: 56278

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

redroo wrote:
the QF9 always had more way availability for staff travel than the QF1.


That is simply not true.

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by Whatsaptudo
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58311

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Also remember that Operations would know in advance of any potential delay relating to the MEL-PER sector, a long way in advance. They can “roll” the crews sign on time, so in many instances (unless the flight has an extended ground delay in a Perth) the crews duty times would be no longer that orig...

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by Whatsaptudo
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58311

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Qf9 this evening looks to be the first to depart PER with no seats blocked out. Departed Perth with 235 pax. The one seat empty is the pilot crew rest seat.

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by Whatsaptudo
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58311

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

With Qantas finally confirming the reconfiguration of 6 (4 current domestic and the 2 international) A332's. EBG and EBL (the Skybed aircraft) will get the standard 28J/243Y configuration with iPads in Y. The 6 frames to be converted to the new international 27J/243Y configuration will come from th...

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by Whatsaptudo
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58311

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Sure EK. But why would QF install Pilot Crew rests to these aircraft, just so they could fly them to destinations they already do? I’d suggest it’s more involved than “the current international schedule”. QF wouldn’t spend the money. They are for use elsewhere, I’m just curious as to where you think.

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by Whatsaptudo
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58311

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

With Qantas finally confirming the reconfiguration of 6 (4 current domestic and the 2 international) A332's. What are your predictions for routes these aircraft will be used on? SIN/CGK/MNL and some services to HKG, could all still use the "domestic/single toilet/no Pilot crew rest" versio...

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by Whatsaptudo
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 59985

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

CraigAnderson.

Both the QF10 and QF2 have similarly low loads after the initial few months. So I can't agree that the QF10 via Perth is somehow less popular than the QF2 via Singapore.

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