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by brucetiki
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 297
Views: 42193

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

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...

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by brucetiki
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53225

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

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...

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by brucetiki
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53225

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

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...

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by brucetiki
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55672

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

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...

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by brucetiki
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ***No Flights*** Journey beyond one of the last Overland's to Melbourne - Train trip March 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 5833

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

Some good news for The Overland this morning with the Victorian Government committing to funding the service for a further 3 years.

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by brucetiki
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68786

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

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...


No that's The Daily Mail :D

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by brucetiki
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68786

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Rex realise that larger aircraft means passengers will have to go through security right :D

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by brucetiki
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68786

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

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...

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by brucetiki
Fri May 29, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ***No Flights*** Journey beyond one of the last Overland's to Melbourne - Train trip March 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 5833

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

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...

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by brucetiki
Tue May 26, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ***No Flights*** Journey beyond one of the last Overland's to Melbourne - Train trip March 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 5833

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

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...

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by brucetiki
Mon May 18, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68923

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

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!


Who’d they use to build that - Geocities :D

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by brucetiki
Tue May 12, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68923

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Have Rex actually bought any aircraft in their time, or are still purely running on aircraft they inherited?

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by brucetiki
Fri May 01, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Alert of "phishing"
Replies: 74
Views: 21776

Re: Alert of "phishing"

I’ve been barely able to access A.net on Google Chrome of late, as it’s saying that my connection is not private I’m assuming this is related to this issue.

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by brucetiki
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117273

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

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...

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by brucetiki
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117273

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

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...

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by brucetiki
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: FEVER ONBOARD! All Nippon Airways NH178: Tokyo-Narita to Seattle in Y
Replies: 12
Views: 6545

Re: FEVER ONBOARD! All Nippon Airways NH178: Tokyo-Narita to Seattle in Y

That crew make me want to fly ANA one day. Brilliant report

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by brucetiki
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117273

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

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...

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by brucetiki
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99831

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

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....

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by brucetiki
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99831

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

https://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/episo ... s/12016748
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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

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by brucetiki
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66352

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLq8if1nkTM.
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Qantas have updated their safety video, with a centenary theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLq8if1nkTM.

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by brucetiki
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66352

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

The first stage of ADL's upgrade has opened today.

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by brucetiki
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66352

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc5J6Es ... 7TFTHXS5X0
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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

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by brucetiki
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66352

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

https://www.theislanderonline.com.au/st ... e/?cs=1525
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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

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by brucetiki
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66352

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

https://www.theislanderonline.com.au/st ... e/?cs=1525
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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

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by brucetiki
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50038

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

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...

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by brucetiki
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50038

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

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...

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by brucetiki
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50038

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

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...

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by brucetiki
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian bushfires -why is the "global supertanker" not used
Replies: 38
Views: 7095

Re: Australian bushfires -why is the "global supertanker" not used

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...

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by brucetiki
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St Helena (HLE) "The World's Most Useful Airport" - Wendover Productions
Replies: 44
Views: 11659

Re: St Helena (HLE) "The World's Most Useful Airport" - Wendover Productions

A good video, and a fascinating look at HLE

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by brucetiki
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ADL farewells the Queen - ADL-SYD on a QF 747-400ER
Replies: 7
Views: 4157

Re: ADL farewells the Queen - ADL-SYD on a QF 747-400ER

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...

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by brucetiki
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Travelling home with friends - SYD-ADL on a QF 737-800
Replies: 1
Views: 1582

Travelling home with friends - SYD-ADL on a QF 737-800

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...

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by brucetiki
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ADL farewells the Queen - ADL-SYD on a QF 747-400ER
Replies: 7
Views: 4157

Re: ADL farewells the Queen - ADL-SYD on a QF 747-400ER

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...

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by brucetiki
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64884

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-15/ ... n/11801034


Nothing like a bit of passenger hysteria to add to a plane evacuation.
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Razza74 wrote:


Nothing like a bit of passenger hysteria to add to a plane evacuation.

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by brucetiki
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64884

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Today is 100 years since Ross and Keith Smith completed the first air journey between England and Australia in the Vickers Vimy.

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by brucetiki
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ADL farewells the Queen - ADL-SYD on a QF 747-400ER
Replies: 7
Views: 4157

ADL farewells the Queen - ADL-SYD on a QF 747-400ER

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...

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by brucetiki
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Not even skipping the state - ADL-PLO on a QantasLink Q300
Replies: 13
Views: 11800

Re: Not even skipping the state - ADL-PLO on a QantasLink Q300

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...

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by brucetiki
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67506

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Looks like it'll be VH-OEH (Hervey Bay) that will do the 747 farewell routes to/from ADL this weekend.

Interestingly VH-OEH was also used for the last Antartica trip from ADL in 2015.

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by brucetiki
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Not even skipping the state - ADL-PLO on a QantasLink Q300
Replies: 13
Views: 11800

Re: Not even skipping the state - ADL-PLO on a QantasLink Q300

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 ...

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by brucetiki
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Not even skipping the state - ADL-PLO on a QantasLink Q300
Replies: 13
Views: 11800

Re: Not even skipping the state - ADL-PLO on a QantasLink Q300

OzarkD9S wrote:
Nice TR, but I'm curious as to why a café would be closed for lunch? :confused:


There were no flights coming in/out at that time, hence they closed for lunch. They reopened about an hour or so before my flights, which for a 50 seat turboprop is ample time.

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by brucetiki
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67506

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

QF's 747 farewell tour of ADL kicks off this evening

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by brucetiki
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67506

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

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 ...

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by brucetiki
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67506

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

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....

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by brucetiki
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67506

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

https://www.ntnews.com.au/news/rapper-w ... e34f7360ac
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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

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by brucetiki
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67506

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

V8CHRGD wrote:
I think the 100th livery looks great and look forward to seeing it in the flesh.


Agree. I know it's not a popular opinion, but I like it.

Yes, it's a bit busy, but it's also a basic red/white colour scheme, which to me helps offset that. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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by brucetiki
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99271

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

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...

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by brucetiki
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reveals 100th anniversary special livery on 787-9
Replies: 52
Views: 16945

Re: Qantas reveals 100th anniversary special livery on 787-9

I love it. Love the history of the logos on the plane, and Longreach is a very appropriate name for the aircraft.

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by brucetiki
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99271

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

I'm going to buck the trend here and say that I like the centenary scheme with the history of Qantas logos over their history.

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by brucetiki
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99271

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

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...

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by brucetiki
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Not even skipping the state - ADL-PLO on a QantasLink Q300
Replies: 13
Views: 11800

Re: Not even skipping the state - ADL-PLO on a QantasLink Q300

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...

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by brucetiki
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99271

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

https://www.portlincolntimes.com.au/sto ... d/?cs=1500
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Rex have introduced their community fare for ADL-PLO flights - $109 each way

https://www.portlincolntimes.com.au/sto ... d/?cs=1500

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