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by Qf648
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 312
Views: 45340

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

eamondzhang wrote:
I would say the real big booster is when stats start opening doors to Victoria and WA opens up - then we might see more planes coming back

Michael


Well WA would be the bigger one I think. There is a lot of displaced FIFO workers currently who are looking to get home or go back to work.

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by Qf648
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53452

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Can’t argue that the 330 has been a good plane for Qantas

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by Qf648
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55820

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

She was looking tired when I flew on her in October

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by Qf648
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets
Replies: 42
Views: 11292

Re: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets

LGeneReese wrote:
jimbo737 wrote:
Not news to anyone familiar with Max operations.

Given the data on Max is over a year old now...


So max operators have at least saved one engine change

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by Qf648
Sat May 09, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 69026

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Definite power struggle going on with claims on both sides. That should not be playing out in the press. The claim of 8m mum and dad's superranuants is beyond silly, given those same 8m will be invested in Qantas given its index position. In some ways it probably wouldn't be a bad option for Qantas...

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by Qf648
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117355

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Im sure AJ is quietly partying on this front. But, what if the revised VA starts eating margin into QF territory? Hard to think now, but everyone was raving over JB while QF was struggling with high costs and look now...

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by Qf648
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117355

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

So three weeks ago the Govt was so concerned about 'the Chinese' snapping up distressed Aussie companies, but now it would be okay if the Chinese snapped up a distressed Virgin Australia? I suppose the Govt's justification would be that this keeps a second airline flying, and they could also crow a...

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by Qf648
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas large Regional / NB replacement program: A320, 737, A220, E2, 797 under evaluation.
Replies: 33
Views: 5447

Re: Qantas large Regional / NB replacement program: A320, 737, A220, E2, 797 under evaluation.

Not sure where this perception comes from rough airstrips and mining. Most of the iron ore majors in the Pilbara maintain bitumen strips of high quality.

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by Qf648
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56471

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

Qantas says that if it cannot reach a deal with AIPA, it will approach pilots directly and offer terms. According to a report published overnight in The Financial Review, Captains would receive an annual base salary of USD$265,400, first officers would receive USD$175,370 and second officers would ...

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by Qf648
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66364

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

I honestly have very little sympathy for Rex. For years they have offered unreliable service for expensive fares. While there are undeniably higher costs associated with flying smaller aircraft to regional communities, Rex have done very little to make themselves competitive or even desirable to th...

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by Qf648
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Another airline in Australia
Replies: 15
Views: 1682

Re: Another airline in Australia

Hell no

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by Qf648
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50041

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

I can’t see QF backing down for this one, they won’t want to set a precedent for other airports. Neiher can I. I will be shocked if they don't appeal the order to turn over this information. $11mil is nothing to Qantas. In the long they could easily end up spending more than that in legal fees. To ...

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by Qf648
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28833

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

Well how many new orders are there for 757's (apart from a net fans) compared to the 321? Bet is more than the options for new build 380's #letsmakeanothera380vs757AvsBlovethread.

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by Qf648
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: QF A380 LAX Runway Performance
Replies: 24
Views: 4851

Re: QF A380 LAX Runway Performance

This has some truth to it. Qf is the only operator of the high output Trent 900’s to permit full weight takeoffs from lax.

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by Qf648
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64896

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Interesting comment - had access to rates and the 2X f100 was cheaper than the 737 when talking QF link. Not by much mind when talking seat cost when you have an extra 70% capacity. At the moment it is all about capacity with all the iron ore projects starting up. Second component is the 320/737 jet...

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by Qf648
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 373407

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Fxsrider wrote:
Has anyone seen photos of the test aircraft that blew out the cargo door?


Yes. You can’t tell much from the supporting jig for the stress test. When I saw it they were dismantling it ~18th October.

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by Qf648
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 152801

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

Isn’t the 757, a 737 fuselage, 767 front windows and a couple of rb211’s

Doesn’t sound innovative to me

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by Qf648
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 139574

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

So the flight I’m taking on southwest this weekend is a 20 year old 737-700. I have to be honest. I’m a little freaked out due to the age. There’s no way to know that the aircraft has been inspected, correct? If it only flew 4 fc daily for 365/360 days a year it’s like 29990 fc. Any reassuring thou...

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by Qf648
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER
Replies: 174
Views: 34105

Re: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER

It’s because with the drain on finances at Boeing (viz 737 max) that NMA is effectively dead.

Hence the need to eke more out of the 767 and 737 while NSA becomes a priority.

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by Qf648
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99334

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-a ... def5d5f26b

Wonder how long before we see a statement from QF and VA
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Looks like the pickle fork issue has been picked up by news.com.au

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-a ... def5d5f26b

Wonder how long before we see a statement from QF and VA

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by Qf648
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?
Replies: 113
Views: 19657

Re: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?

Just in case anybody missed it. There is an airplane scrapping facility very close to Toulouse. And the Alice Springs location is also more commonly known as a graveyard and scrapping facility. :stirthepot: Haven’t seen any scrapping going on at Alice springs. At least the time’s I’ve been there. T...

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by Qf648
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 81990

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

CBR has no friends. It’s that kid that was always picked last at school.

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by Qf648
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 81990

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

It’s always been a pokey horrible lounge at NRT.

Could one of the 388’s be in the pipeline, always though it needed more capacity than a 238 seat 789

So the 333 is probably right sized for this route

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by Qf648
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65564

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Wow must be time travelling on that flight ;)

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by Qf648
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 156289

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Well with p2p now the preferred mode of operation and developments that enable any city access able from any location - why would you stop in the Middle East?

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by Qf648
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 57239

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

The A380 was a success.









If the measure is the trolling airbus did of a.net with it.

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by Qf648
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289914

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Well having done the per-lhr and comparing it to stopping in DXB or SIN, I'll take non stop every time.

Getting off the plane and going through all the rigmarole again basically sucks.

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by Qf648
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 with two GE90’s.
Replies: 84
Views: 21064

Re: A340 with two GE90’s.

skipness1E wrote:
I think we should build a VC10 with Saturn V rocket engines. That would be a winner. Just my two cents worth......


Nasa did, its called the space shuttle.

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by Qf648
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route
Replies: 124
Views: 29949

Re: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route

The above temperature conditions for PER are correct. The sea breeze is consistently 20-40 kph.

Other capital AUS cities just don't get this strong a sea breeze, its unique to Perth.

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by Qf648
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route
Replies: 124
Views: 29949

Re: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route

Flew qf9 last month and back on qf2. Was sceptical on the whole project sunrise thing as I like the comfort and space on the 388. Big eye opener - found qf2 to be an awful flight in comparison. The chnage back to SIN I looked forward to but the short hop from sin to syd was really bad for jet lag. ...

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by Qf648
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route
Replies: 124
Views: 29949

Re: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route

I also think summer will be a problem on this route. A runway extension could always be done in the future as perth has 4000ft of clear space to the north. I'm not sure if this route will remain after Qantas does Sydney and Melbourne direct to London. Most of the passengers would no doubt come from...

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by Qf648
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route
Replies: 124
Views: 29949

Re: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route

Flew qf9 last month and back on qf2. Was sceptical on the whole project sunrise thing as I like the comfort and space on the 388. Big eye opener - found qf2 to be an awful flight in comparison. The chnage back to SIN I looked forward to but the short hop from sin to syd was really bad for jet lag. W...

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by Qf648
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 125
Views: 25572

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

If it’s not the wright brothers way, then no way

I’d be happy to fly on a 777 with folding tips

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by Qf648
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 50661

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

expensive flight if they used the 380 for that

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by Qf648
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg
Replies: 65
Views: 10951

Re: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg

DarthLobster wrote:
Waiting it out for the A321XLRneomeoweeooooowwww-8


Call it the a380 swb








Waiting for the trigger

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by Qf648
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 95191

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

The criticism of the A380 and the suggestion that it should be shut down in this thread is all fair, but I think the people that have highlighted the emotional aspect of this have a more interesting insight. By that I'm not meaning that the purchases and decisions are emotional, but that there is a...

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by Qf648
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 95191

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

Would have thought that this will cause emirates to go GE on its 787’s as a line for EA to reopen the 7200 line.

I wonder if qantas would have similar issues and if their view of the plane would be different if the performance targets were being met?

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by Qf648
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 Customers And Routes
Replies: 19
Views: 3246

Re: Future A380 Customers And Routes

China southern

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by Qf648
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 71351

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Can someone explain to me the protocol for iPads in Business on QF domestic? I flew BNE-CNS on a 712 and had an iPad in the seat pocket, but not on my 738 CNS-MEL service. You’d think it would be the other way around... iPads are in all seats (J and Y) in the 717 and 332s without Seatback IFE. No 7...

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by Qf648
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 71351

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Been there and done that with a stop in Kal with one of the 717’s

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by Qf648
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 30883

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

mdavies06 wrote:
Someone please hide this thread from those in Turkey (TK), Aus/NZ (QF and NZ). We will be talking until 2022 on how many toilets are needed on a 20 hours flight to SYD.


More than 1 on those Sydney 20 hour flights.

<close thread>

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by Qf648
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger
Replies: 63
Views: 13632

Re: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger

I don’t have much carefactor for the person involved either tbh. Agree with qf789’s comments. It’s well publicised it’s a long flight and that it pushes the boundaries a fair bit. And I’ve done it, I was on the flight the night before this guy went bunta and spoiled it for everyone. The decision mad...

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by Qf648
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289914

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

Well wife got picked for a QF survey related to project sunrise. Mainly asked about what features you’d like, what you’d pay extra for and what wow things you’d be interested in. Reading between the lines I could discern the following. 1. QF is interested in understanding space and how they can mone...

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by Qf648
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route
Replies: 47
Views: 9020

Re: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route

QF did Adelaide to Singapore previously - just not the customers flying out of Adelaide to support it.

And besides Melbourne is 1 hour away. So generally fly to another city to get of QF metal for overseas flying.

But tonight for me going per-lhr

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by Qf648
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 30012

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

May be most profitable per head count but at 217 people per plane vs 300+ in a 380 May not be generating the same revenue.

But congrats nevertheless and will be trying his route in 2 weeks

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by Qf648
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 72202

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

From memory, Qantas used an A340 for their old ADL-SIN routes. How long did QF have the A340's for? Qantas have never had the A340, ADL-SIN was an A330 or 767 and it ran via SYD in a triangle route. ADL-SYD-SIN-ADL. I swear they had a 4 engined, single level aircraft in the mid-2000's. I recall see...

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by Qf648
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 72202

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Guess we will find out if we see er's getting repainted in 2019...

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by Qf648
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 72202

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Separately, I wonder if the QF Group would ever re-start ADL - SIN, to connect to SIN - LHR, as well as 3K's SIN hub? A 321NEO could do it (on JQ), but for QF metal, a 330 would be needed, and I don't think there are many of those spare. Perhaps EK could add an ADL - SIN sector? Cheers, C. RE:QF Ma...

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by Qf648
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will supersede the Boeing 717
Replies: 78
Views: 12807

Re: What will supersede the Boeing 717

You’d have to say used a220 e190 and Mitsubishi mrj

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by Qf648
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 72202

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Last night I flew SYD-PER on QF583. We stayed pretty low due to headwinds, FL260 all the way across. Upon landing we were stuck on the plane for about 30 minutes as they could not get the jetbridge to connect. Eventually they got stairs and we used that. Was different exiting an A333 from stairs sn...

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