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by A350OZ
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF A380 storage.
Replies: 17
Views: 3852

Re: QF A380 storage.

I'm wondering why QF are storing their A380's at VCV and not at ASP like SQ are doing ? I would have thought it would be handier to have them on home soil as it were. I think a fair percentage of their fleet was in the US anyway and they do a lot of the Mx there between long hauls. Plus the ones th...

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by A350OZ
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68368

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Would QF (and others) still be depreciating these aircraft, or would they have paused that and so the income statement is not as bad as it could be? If anything, they may seek to accelerate depreciation or even write them down to zero. AJ did this with the 747s back in 2011. This year's results are...

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by A350OZ
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Virgin Australia mulls interstate move to help save company https://www.afr.com/street-talk/virgin-australia-mulls-interstate-move-to-help-save-company-20200416-p54kal Virgin Australia is considering moving its corporate head office and Velocity Frequent Flyer businesses to Melbourne as part of its...

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by A350OZ
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about King Mswati III International Airport
Replies: 10
Views: 2196

Re: Question about King Mswati III International Airport

https://www.stefanuttistocks.com/projec ... rettyPhoto

Such a fascinating airport. Still no clue about the A343 hangar though.
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There are some photos here about what seems to be the southern terminal and apron, VVIP terminal as suggested earlier:

https://www.stefanuttistocks.com/projec ... rettyPhoto

Such a fascinating airport. Still no clue about the A343 hangar though.

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by A350OZ
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

And that is planned to happen for at least the next week! With 16,000 Germans stuck in New Zealand it’s an massive effort to get them home. It was probably an bit essay for people to exit Australia, than New Zealand. That was going to be my next question. Enormous effort to get them out of NZ &...

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by A350OZ
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

I noticed a flight from Perth tonight 21:00 ZZ8893 to Bangkok... any ideas? There is a Condor flight arriving from SYD about 1830 tonight, it will depart as DE8893, its also going to HKT not BKK There's also a Swiss 77W on her way, about an hour out of BKK now southbound but destination unclear. LX...

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by A350OZ
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines 77E flying VIE-SYD nonstop!
Replies: 23
Views: 6795

Re: Austrian Airlines 77E flying VIE-SYD nonstop!

The Lufthansa group has set up a temporary crew base in PEN. The 4 Condor 767's evacuation flights from PER with the Artenia cruise ship pax transited PEN. Not correct. Condor had stopovers in Phuket. Correct re Condor and HKT, which is one of their usual destinations and probably therefore being u...

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by A350OZ
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99223

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

My understanding is SIN is a "gas and go" stop for BA15/16. Passengers aren't allowed off the plane in SIN while they refuel. The "gas and go" stop in SIN may be tricky logistically if crew ends up "out of hours" if unusual circumstances happen mid-flight. Source: http...

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by A350OZ
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182714

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

I understand taking a salary cut. But in the end the chairman and CEO did work in 2020 and the virus is not of their don't. Going to zero doesn't seem like a good idea and is a bad precedent. The significant, but not 100%, cuts seem like a better move that should have applied to chairman and CEO as...

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by A350OZ
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99223

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Nope. Could potentially be distributed around the country? SYD/MEL/PER/BNE. IMHO it's more likely they get sent to a boneyard in California or Arizona. Australian airports, especially SYD and BNE, aren't really suitable for long-term storage due to the salty, humid(ish) sea air. The issue is the ma...

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by A350OZ
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99223

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

QF Group Coronavirus Update https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-group-update-on-coronavirus-response/ Notable reductions until Mid-September - 8 A380s Grounded until September - SYD-PER-LHR to replace SYD-SIN-LHR from 20 April with B787 - BNE-ORD launch delayed til September - B...

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by A350OZ
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99223

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Do we expect BA to suspend the SIN-SYD-SIN tag temporarily? Given everything going on in Europe now, and this operation being quite cost-intense, it must be high on their list of possible cuts after they have already heavily reduced Asia flying.

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by A350OZ
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66075

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

I can't see SQ adding extra flights to cover CA/CZ/MU reductions as most of the Chinese carrier flights are filled with ex China tour group pax who simply won't be travelling here. There as a significant amount of Europe-AU/NZ traffic that connects via China that will be looking for alternative way...

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by A350OZ
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66075

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Yeah i dont see how it cant be done through say the Qantas App or any other airlines app. Leave the paper forms there for people that dont have the desire to do so, but if it is lodged through the app on arrival, it could be coded to the little customs ticket and you could pass on through with one ...

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by A350OZ
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49836

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

Going around AA rumour mill is BNE-LAX https://twitter.com/xjonnyc/status/1215126729586610176?s=21 This guy has made several predictions for AA which have turned out to be totally wrong. Even is he is right this time you know what they say about the accuracy of a broken watch! Don’t get too excited...

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by A350OZ
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49836

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

In other news, another forum seems to have details around daily DPS-AVV flights by Citilink Indonesia starting later this month. It is a very tight lead in time to try and sell a daily frequency, especially with no promotion of the flights. No announcements have been made to confirm this by the air...

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by A350OZ
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49836

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

Re QF9/10, they should run it MEL-SIN-LHR-PER-MEL, with PER-originating pax flying up to SIN on QF77 to connect. Not great, but it would mean impact on the timetable and disruption could be minimised, and also considering that the utilisation of these aircraft is quite tight given it rotates with th...

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by A350OZ
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA LHR and AMS Routes News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 24278

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

EddieDude wrote:
Is this the plan?


What plan? Isn’t that the whole problem that there is none...

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by A350OZ
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64557

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

SIA (SQ) could pick up the PER-JNB traffic via SIN if SA does fall over. Neither QF nor VA are expected to enter the PER-JNB route otherwise for reasons previously mentioned for both carriers. Not sure I could see a daily direct service replaced with a service via SIN would almost double the flight...

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by A350OZ
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 17852

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

Why does QF not just transfer these passengers to AA at LAX? Why do they need to operate LAX - JFK themselves? 1. Profits: they can make it work financially, and out of the pax they fly into LAX from Australia each day on multiple services from SYD, MEL and BNE there are enough to continue on to to...

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by A350OZ
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines, European Widebodies
Replies: 15
Views: 2731

Re: Austrian Airlines, European Widebodies

I checked FR24 and both flights operate with Q400s today. I haven’t been to VIE in many years so assume if the terminal is designed similar to MUC or FRA then a 777 sitting on a gate may be boarded from the intl concourse upstairs and leave for say JFK or TYO, and on the Schengen level below the sam...

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by A350OZ
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 76002

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Just a prediction/thought/wild guess (I have no involvement with or connections into NZ or anyone else related to this, so take it with a kilo of salt): Given the news is NZ launching EWR, and Stephen Colbert recently spending 10 days or so in NZ to tape content for his show, and the Prime Minister ...

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by A350OZ
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 76002

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Denver? They can route those passengers through other United hubs. My guess the only North American destination left that they will serve will be YYZ. I agree. NYC non stop makes a certain amount of sense. The Western seaboard stopover, followed with that last 5 hour flight to NYC is brutal. I'm su...

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by A350OZ
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 98098

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

But doesn't NH have a superior Japanese POS network that it should easily be able to fill a 789. And you do realise it is not possible to do a same day connection onto JL's SYD-NRT flight from BNE/MEL/ADL, with the only exception being connecting from QF400 (not even a codeshare flight) during Dayl...

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by A350OZ
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80766

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Going to be controversial here... if virgin want to continue with long haul, the take all the A330s off Perth and use them to provide a consistent daily network from the eastern states. We sand gropers like the widebodies but we will suck it up. And being really controversial, double down on Melbou...

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by A350OZ
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80766

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Looks like both QF94 and QF36 have quite significant delays atm, leaving no A380 in MEL early enough to operate QF93 on time. Departure has been pushed back by an hour already to 10am, but with the first A380 now underway and only scheduled to land after 9:00am, I do not see this happening either. ...

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by A350OZ
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80766

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Looks like both QF94 and QF36 have quite significant delays atm, leaving no A380 in MEL early enough to operate QF93 on time. Departure has been pushed back by an hour already to 10am, but with the first A380 now underway and only scheduled to land after 9:00am, I do not see this happening either. D...

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by A350OZ
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80766

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

I don’t see NH moving NRT-PER to HND. Makes no sense as they are uncontested and that will likely stay that way for a while. Also, I think their new HND slot will be MEL, not a second SYD. Two reasons: 1) offer the only MEL-HND service (assuming QF does SYD 2daily), rather than the fifth service fro...

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by A350OZ
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80766

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Reading VA’s submission, I think they have a very strong case purely from a competition perspective. I am confident they will get their allocation. I was hoping for MEL-HND, but if coordinated with NH then it makes sense for VA to operate out of BNE and leave MEL with more corporate traffic to NH. A...

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by A350OZ
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80766

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Just wondering if QF would ever enter into a code sharing arrangement with Samoa Airways. Would be similar to their other south pacific codeshare routes with Air Vanuatu, Aircalin and Fiji Airwarys. Apart from Fiji QF would never fly to these destinations with their own metal. The only current opti...

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by A350OZ
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80766

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

I relaise that you have targetted AA hubs BUT - Charlotte, what does this give that DFW & ORD don't? - New York is already announced with PS aircraft - PHX I doubt there is sufficient traffic, LAS is more likely and even that is unlilely - YVR definately, SEA unlikely - MEL - DFW there is some ...

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by A350OZ
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80766

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

What future US destinations and increase in services do you think Qantas could be looking at given they order more 787s and use some PS aircraft. PS: Charlotte New York 787: Phoenix Sky-Harbour SEA/YVR DFW 787 MEL & SYD Increase BNE-ORD & SFO to daily SYD - SFO SEA YVR Will MEL-SFO stay as ...

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by A350OZ
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82862

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Does anyone know why QF158 AKL-MEL went tech last night? Waiting at AKL for the rescheduled 7am departure now (an almost 12 hour delay). It seemed yesterday as if the plane coming in from BNE had an issue, and then they shuffled aircrafts around and decided to operate BNE and SYD flights, but cancel...

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by A350OZ
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82862

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

With all this HKG drama unfolding at the airport, I wonder if Macau could be set up as an alternate for diversions... Macau has a number of hotels that im sure would be of use in a scenario like this. Or alternatively get passengers on the ground and then ferry them across to Hong Kong. Wheres Viva...

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by A350OZ
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82862

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Since I first posted this news to the forum I have been thinking about where these A321's are coming from. The Australian Aviation article posted today says that "The A321s will be passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversions. The source of the aircraft to be converted was not disclosed." The...

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by A350OZ
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Fleet Discussion and News Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 6975

Re: Thai government approves TG fleet acquisitions

Here is my thought: A321NEO A339/A359/A3510 B779 If they need aircraft within 2-3 years, the A330-900 is there. TG doesn't need B779, so if any Boeing planes it will be B787s. I see A220 for small domestic routes and maybe for Koh Samui. A320Neo for regional and Domestic A321NEO LR for longer fligh...

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by A350OZ
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most space-efficient business class seat design yet.???
Replies: 7
Views: 2992

Re: Most space-efficient business class seat design yet.???

So apart from the ability to 'join' seats together by lowering the dividers, how is this different to an existing herringbone seat? It looks like one, just even more narrow. No view out the window, no space around the elbows and shoulders. Horrible. The majority of business class customers (and thos...

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by A350OZ
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 36668

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

I use OSL all the time, In recent years they have doubled the size of the checkin area, added a new pier and are now working on a new non schengen international departure area. All in congested space whilst keeping the airport functioning. AIAL could build the facilities we need but they would rath...

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by A350OZ
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 5059

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2019

Aircalin has taken delivery of its first A330-900neo What a beauty! Pretty impressive that this little airline will completely overhaul their fleet to all-neos within the next year. Now here's hoping that with the lower operational cost they will find a way for better fleet utilisation and more fre...

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by A350OZ
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 64763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Also we have to remember that SWZ is not in woop woop, it is still very much in the Sydney basin (compared to AVV which is actually in Geelong) Sorry but that's stretching it a bit. AVV is closer to Melbourne's CBD (~53 km from the GPO) than SWZ will be from Sydney's equivalent at Martin Place (~56...

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by A350OZ
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot to get 16 A321neos
Replies: 11
Views: 4670

Re: Scoot to get 16 A321neos

Would it be too much cannibalizing for SIA if Scoot expanded its 787 services in Europe to airports like STN,ORY,BGY,HAM,MAD,even FCO? Scoots wins seem to be very clipped, and only allowed to expand onto certain long haul markets eg Australia would be there main long haul market. Yet The next logic...

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by A350OZ
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 64763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

I saw on Linkedin that SQ is hiring for 25 positions across Australia, mainly in sales and marketing/partnerships, but some also eCommerce and admin. Most located in Melbourne and Sydney, but some also in Brisbane and Perth. That is a huge number for an off-shore airline to hire at once. Does anyone...

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by A350OZ
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus airliners name conventions
Replies: 27
Views: 5189

Re: Airbus airliners name conventions

Since when is marketing logical? Then take a look at German car naming mess. Off topic, but care to elaborate? German luxury car names (and by extension some Japanese luxury car names that have purposefully used similar naming schemes) have followed various alphanumeric systems for decades, sometim...

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by A350OZ
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Haneda Airport Growth
Replies: 3
Views: 1250

Re: Haneda Airport Growth

Apparently a few remote boarding bridges will also be built to the north of T2. They are already in service, gates 46-48. Visible on Google Maps (still under construction in the satellite image though, but plenty of photos linked showing it in operation). Also at the international terminal, stands ...

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by A350OZ
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 64763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Just a quick one re JQ and their A321s, are they purely domestic, or have they ventured to NZ or DPS? I seem to recall JQ using them on DRW-SIN and DRW-DPS, many years ago when they operated the scissor hub that also connected CNS and OOL I believe. But that would have been 8-10 years ago, so not s...

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by A350OZ
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF applies for YVR-PPT
Replies: 33
Views: 7772

Re: AF applies for YVR-PPT

Per news in Tahiti there are no such plans. What is happening is AF will annouce service jointly with Westjet via LAX and requires the underlying authority in order to offer the codesharing service. Those applications with the CTA would look something like this: https://www.otc-cta.gc.ca/eng/ruling...

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by A350OZ
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 64763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

aryonoco wrote:
qf2220 wrote:
aryonoco wrote:

Is there a market in Australia for a ULCC similar to Allegiant?


Mariner thought so.


I miss him around here. I actually thought of him when I said Allegiant.


Ditto. The anniversary of his passing is coming up next week.

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by A350OZ
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH chooses new Premium Economy Product.
Replies: 23
Views: 5734

Re: LH chooses new Premium Economy Product.

Just did 4 segments in PY split between the hardshell JL and the domestic F style AA, all on 787s or 77s, and there wasn't a huge difference. Those seats they chose look great! I agree the hard-shell slider on JL is great, however I think it only really works due to their very generous pitch of 42”...

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by A350OZ
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 66960

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

That is certainly true (and I went to Japan two weeks ago in QF W on SYD-HND), but being MEL-based there are 1) not that many options given the dominance of the A333 sans W-cabin on many Asian flights, and 2) QF's pricing is just obscene. I am looking at particular dates in 6-8 weeks for a trip to ...

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by A350OZ
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 66960

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Can confirm that JL773/774 are presently being operated by two-class frames. Have flown both of these flights in the last two weeks, and on both occasions the aircraft operating the services (JA838J for both flights) was definitely sans-PE. JAL's website does indeed confirm that there are two-class...

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