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
LGeneReese wrote:jimbo737 wrote:Not news to anyone familiar with Max operations.
Given the data on Max is over a year old now...
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Isn’t the 757, a 737 fuselage, 767 front windows and a couple of rb211’s
Doesn’t sound innovative to me
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...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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.
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.
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. ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
DarthLobster wrote:Waiting it out for the A321XLRneomeoweeooooowwww-8
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...Jump to post
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?
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post