AirlineRatings has some information on the new Virgin Australia crew rates under Bain. Here are some nuggets. * Flight attendant base salary slashed from A$61,179 to A$49,929 with new starters at just A$45,526 * Shifts moving from 9.45 hrs to 12 hrs to allow from transcontinental returns eliminatin...Jump to post
Virgin Australia gets rid of ATR, Boeing 777, Airbus A330 and Tigerair Airbus A320 aircraft types, keeping 737s and regional/charter fleet https://newsroom.virginaustralia.com/release/virgin-australia-group-announces-plan-focus-core-strengths-re-establishing-itself-iconic Also to add in the release...Jump to post
Its not so much the capacity that isnt being used, but the underlying cost to run a 72 vs a 42 which will be the problem. Apart from fuel burn of the larger ATR72, it would also require an additional flight attendant for every flight whereas ATR42 supports a single F/A. REX's route structure is too...Jump to post
Melbourne Metro area & the adjoining Mitchell Shire (which includes towns such as Kilmore & Wallan that are basically outer suburbs) have had a lockdown reimposed for 6 weeks as of tomorrow night. Boo! https://www.theage.com.au/national/coronavirus-updates-live-global-covid-19-cases-surpass...Jump to post
Some good news for The Overland this morning with the Victorian Government committing to funding the service for a further 3 years.Jump to post
qf2220 wrote:moa999 wrote:DBT is a satirical website. You'd have to pay me to fly to Melbourne at the moment
Its a pretty poor one too - nothing compared Betoota...
I actually think it is a clickbait site for ad revenue more than satirical news...
First A321LR for Jetstar has rolled out of final assembly, revised livery for JQ perhaps? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZba31wWsAAml6j?format=jpg&name=large https://twitter.com/Tobias_Gudat/status/1267441242390122497?s=20 I'm assuming the German flag on the top of the tail is there to denote the...Jump to post
Thanks for an interesting TR, even if the trip was less so. I'm an Aussie, but my last really long train trip in Australia was in 1979 (Indian Pacific Sydney to Perth). I've done long trips in Europe and the USA and ejoyed them, but have no interest in lengthy Australian train trips myself The real...Jump to post
At the time I took this trip, I wasn't planning on making a TR out of it (it was a train ride, not a plane ride after all), but with travel so heavily restricted around the world, and given I took plenty of photos on board, I thought I'd make a trip report for this. This trip took place in early Mar...Jump to post
qf2220 wrote:a36001 wrote:actually the Rex livery looks pretty good on the 737 and A320. A bit 90's corporate perhaps but classy all the same. Doubt it will happen though.
If you want 90s corporate go look at their website. Its a journey back in time!
I would like to publicly acknowledge the 10000 people who are going to have an absolute shattering day tomorrow. All of them, from the CEO to Flight Crew to the Maintenance to HR will be going through possibly the worst days of their live and probably much worse than many ever experience. It is a s...Jump to post
I'd imagine SQ already knows who these Velocity pax are and how many of them with serious balances already converted to the SQ plan. The magic word in the above article is "could". Well, anything could happen. Fun fact: I just swapped my wife's orphaned Velocity points for a Priceline gif...Jump to post
That crew make me want to fly ANA one day. Brilliant reportJump to post
Virgin could be allowed to crash for new airline The federal government is likely to facilitate the entry of a new carrier into the domestic market, rather than bail out Virgin Australia, should the struggling airline not survive the coronavirus crisis. https://www.afr.com/politics/federal/virgin-c...Jump to post
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announcing now: New Zealand borders closing from 11:59pm tonight except to New Zealand citizens and residents returning. This will not apply to passengers in the air currently inbound, but no non-residents will be able to board for an arrival after 11:59pm....Jump to post
Articles like this in the media certainly don't help with the Coronavirus situation at the moment - a QF cancellation in SIN due to a broken captains seat being portrayed in the media as Coronavirus related.
https://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/episo ... s/12016748
Qantas have updated their safety video, with a centenary theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLq8if1nkTM.Jump to post
With 150mm of rain falling in Sydney, there's been some flash flooding at SYD as a result.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc5J6Es ... 7TFTHXS5X0
QantasLink have doubled their flights to Kingscote, in what appears to be a massive up yours to Rex.
https://www.theislanderonline.com.au/st ... e/?cs=1525
Rex have kicked Kangaroo Island while they are down, cancelling services to Kingscote. They're essentially blaming Qantas for providing some competiton to the route.
https://www.theislanderonline.com.au/st ... e/?cs=1525
Reports that the C-130 LAT fighting the fires in the Snowy Mountains region has lost contact with ATC and believed to have crashed. Tragic news. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-23/nsw-rfs-air-tanker-crashes-near-numeralla-bushfire/11893554 Wreckage found :( https://www.theguardian.com/australia...Jump to post
Virgin Australia launches Basic Economy fares to the USA, Hong Kong and Tokyo https://www.executivetraveller.com/community/view/9174/virgin-australia-launches-basic-economy-fare I'd rather pay the extra $39 for the normal economy fare to be honest. The savings are mininal for the things that are lo...Jump to post
Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer CEO resigns. https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/virgin-australia-s-frequent-flyer-boss-resigns-20200120-p53t0c.html Loosely related, I notice my local BP service station's Velocity Frequent Flyer sign has been replaced with the BP Rewards sign. That p...Jump to post
I was wondering why Australia wasn't using Osprey aircraft to evacuate people in remote areas. If they don't have some of these aircraft, they should get some. I doubt you can just "get some" Ospreys on Amazon or Ebay with a sub 6 month delivery deal. As for the "global supertanket&q...Jump to post
A good video, and a fascinating look at HLEJump to post
Hi - thank you for sharing this with us. Be interesting to see where these aircraft end up. I think the cabin on your flight looked a bit less smart than the one I flew on for my last hurrah journey -OEJ. I wonder if there is a Qantas model of the 747-400ER, would like one as a keepsake. Be interes...Jump to post
After a couple of glorious days in Sydney/Central Coast following the flight up on the Queen, it was time to head back home, and back to reality. The trip home started off with a trip from Beverly Hills (90210) station, where a B Set Waratah took me to Domestic station. It was the first time I've ta...Jump to post
Think you might be projecting a bit when you repeatedly say the cabin crew thought they were a bit too good to be working a domestic leg; I’m sure Qantas cabin crew do a bit of everything, and once you’ve done a few international trips you realise they’re nothing special either. Maybe they just wer...Jump to post
Razza74 wrote:Qantas flight evacuated at SYD
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-15/ ... n/11801034
Welcome A.netters to my latest TR - a unique one in a way as it's a flight that's got not one but two TR's about it, with Ryan H also reporting on the flight (you can check Ryan's report via https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1436371). As Ryan mentioned, and I'm sure manny A.net...Jump to post
Of course. My flight will almost certainly be the very last 747 to depart ADL - it would be wrong of me not to do a TR on here of that. Thanks. :smile: I watched QF736 leave on the ADL webcam, first time I viewed that webcam, and the day before, when I watched the Antarctica flight appear on FR24 3...Jump to post
My next flight is an incredibly exciting one - a 747-400 flight from ADL-SYD next month. A 747 flight form ADL is rare, and a domestic 747 flight is rare - put the two together and we have an extremely rare flight, and quite the contrast from the Q300. I'm going from the 2nd smallest plane in QF's ...Jump to post
OzarkD9S wrote:Nice TR, but I'm curious as to why a café would be closed for lunch?
Also I'm not buying he didn't realise his laptop had to be stowed for take off. Personally I only do around 5-6 sectors a year and I know perfectly well that larger electronic items cannot be used for take off and landing. As a musician I'm guessing he flies a little more often than I do. I'm like ...Jump to post
Legally speaking, I'm not sure if the FA would be successful in a defamation case. Proving someone is racist is just as difficult to prove someone's perception that something is racist is wrong. You would also need to prove loss of earnings. The recording and naming of the flight attendant by Will....Jump to post
Qantas have issued a cease and desist notice to Will.I.Am following his social media outburst for disobeying crew instructions on a recent Qantas flight.
https://www.ntnews.com.au/news/rapper-w ... e34f7360ac
V8CHRGD wrote:I think the 100th livery looks great and look forward to seeing it in the flesh.
The IASC has issued its draft determination regarding the allocation of frequencies to HND. The draft determination issues one frequency each to VA and QF. https://www.iasc.gov.au/determinations_decisions/files/2019/2019iasc118d_and_2019iasc119d_Japan_draft_allocation.pdf Hopefully VA serve more th...Jump to post
I love it. Love the history of the logos on the plane, and Longreach is a very appropriate name for the aircraft.Jump to post
Qantas has revealed that ZNJ, the 10th 789 will be painted in a special livery, any ideas https://twitter.com/qantas/status/1182151355491856388?s=21 Could possibly be a 1984 livery retro job as when you see the video/screenshot it seems it has the old head and from the position of the head it looks...Jump to post
And now for part 2. It was a lovely few days in Port Lincoln. Must admit I didn't really do a great deal while I was there. We spent a few hours in Tumby Bay (about 50 kilometres north of Port Lincoln), which is a beautiful part of the state. Travels to the Eyre Peninsula are beautiful just to sit b...Jump to post
Rex have introduced their community fare for ADL-PLO flights - $109 each way
https://www.portlincolntimes.com.au/sto ... d/?cs=1500