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by jman
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58287

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

JQ733 managed to land into LST without diverting today, and also managed to take off as well, so it was certainly doable Yeah JQ733 did land but they fluked it. They got in through a hole, meanwhile the VA and QLink aircraft had missed and were holding. They tried again and missed. My point about J...

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by jman
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58287

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

JQ 753 BNE-LST did a go round at LST and is diverting, it would seem, to HBA I cannot believe that this service left BNE tonight to be honest. JQ cancelled four rotations (8 flights) in and out of LST, QLink had a diversion to DPO and VA cancelled some services. Thick fog in LST all day today appar...

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by jman
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67701

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

I agree - I’m also not certain that all 788s will be taken from DPS. My guess is they maintain 1x daily each from SYD and MEL. The second daily MEL could go 321 with some additional flights to cater for seasonal/regular demand - SYD could see a second daily service. I would guess BNE-DPS to be repl...

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by jman
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67701

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

What do you guys think? Certainly a possibility. I IIRC though, JQ's announcement at the time I think stated that the A321LRs are focused mostly on the East Coast-Bali runs, with perhaps either domestic or Pacific Island runs in-between to maximise utilisation. With 18 A321LRs on order I think it’s...

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by jman
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 76252

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Update: It looks like it was a full flight with 256 passengers supposedly on the flight (UA's 787-9 only has 252 seats, maybe including infants?). Pax will spend the night in NOU - everyone was calm when exiting the aircraft. Including crew too maybe? Either way that seems to be a very good load fa...

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by jman
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 71094

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Jetstar have no trouble filling their current HNL flights so I doubt having a tag after YVR is going to appeal to them given the extra cots involved ie crew costs, layovers allowances etc. based on some of the JQ fares to HNL of late, must be a low yield market. Suggest YVR would be higher yield, e...

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by jman
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 504
Views: 75364

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Is it because of no ground equipment for 737s at AVV? I don't know anything about what would be needed, but just a hunch. And likely the total absence of Virgin staff. Then again if Qantas diverts to AVV, do Jetstar staff just chip in? It must be a pretty complex operational change. Definitely lack...

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by jman
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 504
Views: 75364

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

EK413 wrote:
VapourTrails wrote:
EK413 wrote:

More diversions & flights holding

JQ523 SYD-MEL holding

EK413


Returned to SYD

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by jman
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 504
Views: 75364

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Apologies for the triple post. My internet wasn’t working properly You must be on Belong as well then ;) With the A321LR replacing the 788 on some routes for JQ, where will the resulting slack be scheduled to? Are any details known yet? That won't be announced until the end of the year for a start ...

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by jman
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47570

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

bunumuring wrote:
Hey guys,
Any info on N777UK, the private 777 spotted in Sydney and Canberra the past couple of days?
Cheers,
Bunumuring


Its leaving for HNL at 11pm tonight

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by jman
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of Cabin Service on Piedmont/American Eagle Flight
Replies: 44
Views: 4047

Re: Lack of Cabin Service on Piedmont/American Eagle Flight

My partner flew on an American Eagle (Piedmont) flight this AM from Wilmington, NC (ILM) into Philadelphia (PHL). This was the 5:59am departure on an EMB145. The flight is scheduled for approx 1:25 duration , but the airborne time was about 1:05. There was absolutely zero attempt at any kind of cab...

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by jman
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of Cabin Service on Piedmont/American Eagle Flight
Replies: 44
Views: 4047

Re: Lack of Cabin Service on Piedmont/American Eagle Flight

My partner flew on an American Eagle (Piedmont) flight this AM from Wilmington, NC (ILM) into Philadelphia (PHL). This was the 5:59am departure on an EMB145. The flight is scheduled for approx 1:25 duration , but the airborne time was about 1:05. There was absolutely zero attempt at any kind of cab...

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by jman
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 67237

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Jetstar has been doing this for years... as do many international airlines operating into Australia including FJ, CI, OD, PR and I'm sure many more... Are you sure? I've flown CI and JQ in recent years on Australia - New Zealand flights, and haven't had this happen to me. Cheers, C. JQ has dedicate...

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by jman
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 68410

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

TasFlyer wrote:
jman wrote:
moa999 wrote:
Where will they show it on the JQ website?


when you select a flight it tells you the aircraft type, 4 will say A320-200 and 1 will be 32T (representing the 186pax version)


How many 32T are in operation?


Nearly 20 of them so more than a third of them

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by jman
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 68410

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

moa999 wrote:
Where will they show it on the JQ website?


when you select a flight it tells you the aircraft type, 4 will say A320-200 and 1 will be 32T (representing the 186pax version)

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by jman
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 68410

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

There was talk a while back about JQ installing slimline seats and increasing capacity on selected A320's, are these works still ongoing or have they been completed yet? I've flown on 3 different A32x's recently and they've all had different seats. There is 5 different versions of the A320 at Jetst...

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by jman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 68410

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

planemanofnz wrote:
Hi all,

I have some questions on QF's JFK service - can anyone help?

- Does one crew set fly a same-day LAX - JFK - LAX routing, or do they layover at JFK?


Cheers,

C.

The crew layover at JFK. So they fly BNE to LAX - overnight - Fly to JFK - Overnight - Fly to Lax- Overnight - Fly back to BNE

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by jman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: School Project
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: School Project

Thanks for your reply. When i said that the cost was $15000 per hour that includes fuel and crew and maintenance and whatnot. based on the amount of fuel required given to me by rocket route, it would only cost $20000 for fuel for the WHOLE flight. In the program, it lets you put in the following we...

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by jman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: School Project
Replies: 4
Views: 648

School Project

Hey guys, I have a school project that involves scheduling various flights including times and prices and such. I am using the RocketRoute program but it appears that i am having some issues and am wondering if there is a way to work out what I'm doing wrong. at the moment it is stating that a trip ...

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by jman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 68410

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Anyone know why JQ's new BNE-AYQ service has a 75minute turn in AYQ? Seems excessively long for JQ who try to turn their aircraft around quickly. Their SYD and MEL services only have 35min-40min turns in AYQ... its because its a new route, and they don't spend months and months tracking an imaginar...

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by jman
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.
Replies: 76
Views: 11741

Re: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.

there are certain requirements involved if your using the lavatory on the aircraft whilst refuelling that must be adhered to for the safety of people other than the person that decided not to go whilst in the terminal. Sometimes it is easier to just tell them no, as this is a contributing factor as ...

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by jman
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 47456

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

What would be the real world range of 787-10 for QA or JQ? Based on the following configurations: QA: 32J (78") + 300Y (31") JQ: 28J (38") + 400Y (29") Would it be able to fly routes such as: MEL - HON (8,900 km) MEL - PEK (9,100 km) SYD - BOM (10,200 km) JQ already fly to Honol...

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by jman
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 47456

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

What would be the real world range of 787-10 for QA or JQ? Based on the following configurations: QA: 32J (78") + 300Y (31") JQ: 28J (38") + 400Y (29") Would it be able to fly routes such as: MEL - HON (8,900 km) MEL - PEK (9,100 km) SYD - BOM (10,200 km) JQ already fly to Honol...

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by jman
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58755

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

40seats seems huge to me! Must be a real premium! But I’m sure they know what they’re doing! First I’ve heard of this, 40 seats that’s huge, there is only 166 seats in economy to begin with, I can’t see how that would be profit making. As previously said, there are no seats blocked off after the in...

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by jman
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 95536

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

The first of 2 A320's (taken from Jetstar) used for FIFO operations, has been painted in the new Qantaslink livery (VH-VQS). http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/02/first-qantas-airbus-a320-lands-in-perth/ @qf789 - I guess you can add this a/c to your list. They were painted and delivered a couple...

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by jman
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can a pax land an aircraft?
Replies: 27
Views: 1887

Re: Can a pax land an aircraft?

Well if both the pilots are down, the cabin crew wouldn't notice straight away, and its highly unlikely that they would inform passengers that there is something wrong with the pilots, can you imagine the chaos that would cause and how hard it would be to control everyone? Someone has obviously nev...

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by jman
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can a pax land an aircraft?
Replies: 27
Views: 1887

Re: Can a pax land an aircraft?

A passenger would never be able to land the plane, for the simple reason that the cabin crew will never let you into the flight deck whilst the aircraft is still flying. A flight attendant will be the one that would have to communicate with ATC and land the airplane. Unless there is an off duty pil...

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by jman
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can a pax land an aircraft?
Replies: 27
Views: 1887

Re: Can a pax land an aircraft?

A passenger would never be able to land the plane, for the simple reason that the cabin crew will never let you into the flight deck whilst the aircraft is still flying. A flight attendant will be the one that would have to communicate with ATC and land the airplane. Unless there is an off duty pilo...

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by jman
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 60409

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Most air asia x customers are very proce conscious. Avv & mel aren't that far apart & most don't tske into account cost of actually getting to airport Most Jetstar customers are very price conscious yet JQ runs a large international and domestic operation out of MEL but can barely sustain a...

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by jman
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76880

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Actually, it is two flights a day 4 times a week, and 3 flights a day 3 days a week. The flight that leaves 3 days a week (which is a tag flight that becomes the TSV-DPS) is the flight being cancelled. And at present, the late night flight returns immediately to Brisbane arriving just after midnigh...

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by jman
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76880

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

All the aircraft rotate throughout the various bases every week, but the TSV-DPS always starts and ends in brisbane and gets crewed by Brisbane crew. Its more of 18 hours of A320 flying because it starts in Brisbane before going to Townsville and ends in Brisbane after leaving Townsville. The Brisb...

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by jman
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76880

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

TSV-DPS is ending in March, and that is operated by a CNS based A320 and Tech Crew. Currently the aircraft routing is CNS-DPS-TSV-BNE-TSV-DPS-CNS. If a BNE based aircraft takes the TSV and return service, and a rejig of the DPS times out of CNS there is bandwidth for a NTL service?? I dunno but it ...

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by jman
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76880

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

TSV-DPS is ending in March, and that is operated by a CNS based A320 and Tech Crew. Currently the aircraft routing is CNS-DPS-TSV-BNE-TSV-DPS-CNS. If a BNE based aircraft takes the TSV and return service, and a rejig of the DPS times out of CNS there is bandwidth for a NTL service?? I dunno but it ...

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by jman
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76880

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

On the topic of JQ 787s: JQ are improving the 787 schedule/utilization from FEB which will see BNE-DPS-BNE becoming daily, and MEL-DPS-MEL becoming double daily. JQ are also eliminating most of the domestic 787 tag flights. From the end of March 2018 MEL-SIN-MEL will be reduced with the freed up fl...

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by jman
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76880

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

MEL-SAN with a 788 is completely out of the question. Even BNE-SAN would be a stretch with Jetstar’s high density configuration. Perhaps JQ could use an AKL stop (MEL - AKL - SAN) - this would be able to get feed from JQ's domestic New Zealand network, as well as the likes of SYD. Cheers, C. I don’...

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by jman
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76880

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

oskarclare wrote:
jman wrote:
-JQ will also be flying to mainland USA, San Diego i believe


Will the JQ flight operate from Melbourne?


Most likely as that is where the majority of their 787 are based and there are less flights to Southern California from Melbourne than Sydney.

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by jman
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76880

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

-JQ will be having a daily flight to DPS, but instead of being a nighttime departure it is now a daytime departure, and it will be a 787, not the A321neo everyone thinks. The 787 will be based in BNE and it will be the only flight operated by that aircraft for the immediate future. -JQ will also be ...

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by jman
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 40528

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

Brisbane to Mackay / No. of Flights / No. of Flight Cancelld / % Cancelled QFLink / 108 / 103 / 4.6% VA / 144 / 1 / 0.7% So the point of whether they are QFLink or QF mainline or not doesn't matter - your flight is still more likely to be cancelled if it's operated by QF than VA. [/quote] If QFlink...

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by jman
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Odd Cabin Safety Procedure On TK
Replies: 9
Views: 4426

Re: Odd Cabin Safety Procedure On TK

I recently flew ATH/IST on TK and saw a very odd procedure by the cabin crew. As we were taxiing to the gate in IST, I noticed that one of the cabin crew had closed the divider curtain between C and Y class and was standing in the aisle guarding it. There was a placard that very clearly stated &quo...

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by jman
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 59355

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Given that Air Canada is successful enough to operate daily Vancouver flights to three different airports, would it be worthwhile for Qantas to attempt some flights, apart from the seasonal Sydney flight? Also considering the plane would be sitting on the ground for a long time like the LAX flights,...

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by jman
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 40328

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

I'm flying QF to CHC next week on a morning flight, what sort of food service will i be getting? Sometimes we get upgraded to business on our flights, so what is the business class food and drink service like on a TransTasman flight? QF's Tasman softproduct has lowered to the same standard as the d...

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by jman
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 40328

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

This ongoing confusion at VA offering is kind of perplexing itself. From my experience - which is fortnightly on either QF or VA - the following applies on VA... 0-2ish hours = company drink and packet of bubbles (the Snax with Attitude brand is absolutely delicious and seems to be the preferred of...

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by jman
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 40328

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

This ongoing confusion at VA offering is kind of perplexing itself. From my experience - which is fortnightly on either QF or VA - the following applies on VA... 0-2ish hours = company drink and packet of bubbles (the Snax with Attitude brand is absolutely delicious and seems to be the preferred of...

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by jman
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 40328

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

kriskim wrote:
Does anyone know if all the JQ 787's are MEL and SYD based? I know that the maintenance base is in MEL, but are the 787's based anywhere else?


Thats where they are based, no plans for any other bases, but the crew in other bases are trained to fly the 787

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by jman
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 40328

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

JQ TSV-DPS flights not performing up to expectations- no surprise given the current economic conditions in TSV. JQ threatening to cut the route early next year- suspect looking for a local govt. subsidy, but doubt that would past the pub test in present environment. Interesting that a population ce...

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by jman
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 57451

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

Hey all, JQ 836 (VH-VQL) operating BNE to PPP diverted to MKY today. I find this interesting given their proximity. Haven't heard of any specific issue at PPP today. Arguably MKY is closer to a laeger hospital in event of medical diversion. Any idea? In this situation Mackay was better suited for w...

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by jman
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Operating Costs
Replies: 14
Views: 12363

Re: 787 Operating Costs

I had a feeling he's asking for something more. He considered weights and landing/start, which then turns into stage length etc. However, I might've been too aggressive on my understanding. Sorry if you felt attacked, it wasn't my intention. I just fell it's too simple to give any answer. Anyways, ...

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