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by moa999
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 255
Views: 52447

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

VXD now out of SYD, seemingly replaced by VXM

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by moa999
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 255
Views: 52447

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Think VZD spent 7 days in SYD early July but no recent photos.
Agree that it has taken a long time.

Also despite I think 6 332s now having the antenna it doesn't seem to be active on many of them.

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by moa999
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines simpified livery ?
Replies: 25
Views: 5780

Re: Brussels Airlines simpified livery ?

Brussels could easily be an identical scheme to LH, just with the different tail logo

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by moa999
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 38279

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

And as expected VH-OQK off to DRS as QF6005

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by moa999
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 38279

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

VH-OQG just positioned back to LHR as QF6006 and VH-OQK has landed after operating QF1.

Presume this is the start of the refurbs.
(Unless in the very unlikely event they did OQG in the 5 wks it spent in DRS with no publicity or leaks - very unlike QF)

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by moa999
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 109
Views: 4892

Re: 737-8200?

The 737-8174 (eg. AA) doesn't sound that good though

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by moa999
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 38279

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

PKX has also taken 5yrs to build, and I suspect not as much earth flattening as Badgerys Creek - it wasn't exactly a level site.

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by moa999
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Daxing Route Announcements and News Thread
Replies: 72
Views: 11852

Re: Beijing Daxing Route Announcements and News Thread

why is BA doing this? PEK is the preferred airport? Are they unable to get good time slots at PEK? Seems like CA is really going to win out from this. At a guess BA has a lot of connecting traffic through PEK, being some 700nm closer to LHR than PVG. So if it's main connections are moving then it n...

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by moa999
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AussieHolidays (3): Boeing 717 to beautiful Canberra.
Replies: 7
Views: 4358

Re: AussieHolidays (3): Boeing 717 to beautiful Canberra.

didn't know about the new airport! Under construction and not expected to open until late 2026. Not planned to shut the current airport, more that Western Sydney Airport will serve a different catchment area, and with 24hr operations provide more flexibility for some airlines and freight. It's abou...

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by moa999
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 38279

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

But in that era I think DJs (VAs former code) cost base was significantly lower than QF. Can't really reverse that now. And you risk losing many of the high yielding corporate customers if you go too far (eg. Removing free food from flex fares - oops already done that) While the 77Ws might have been...

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by moa999
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 38279

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Boof wrote:
My point about JQ753 was more that the last inbounds from Melbourne (JQ, QLink, VA) had all been cancelled at the same time the BNE service was leaving, yet they flew 2.5 hours to a high likelihood of missed approach and diversion.


Weather doesn't tend to remain static for 2.5hrs

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by moa999
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 38279

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

A380 VH-OQG is now at 4 weeks in DRS,
Whereas the first aircraft (not refurbed) OQE only spent 16 days.

Is the plan still for OQK first or has this changed? Had previously been stated OQK would go in at the start of July.

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by moa999
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 15285

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

travelhound wrote:
The QF A333's are in the 16-17 year old age bracket and as such will be up for replacement in the very near future.
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332s EBA-EBD are 2002-03
333s QPA-QPG are 2003-05
332s EBL-EBV are 2008-12 deliveries

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by moa999
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EASA: Check for cracks in A380 outer rear spar.
Replies: 21
Views: 5762

Re: EASA: Check for cracks in A380 outer rear spar.

QF is about to spend big $s refurbing all 12, and have recently repainted 9/12 so they aren't going anywhere soon.

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by moa999
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 15285

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Really doubt qf gets the a330neo when they already have a sizable fleet of 788s and 789s to fulfill that niche. No point increasing fleet complexity for no reason Equally don't see QF. The 330 fleet still has some life left. Might be one more small order of 789s, then onto 777/350 deliveries, plus ...

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by moa999
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 139
Views: 27990

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

Agree would be silly to go all-LCC.
Just no way to get to AirAsia's cost base.

But they need to get it down to at least close, but that involves political pain both from job cuts, and negotiation with some of the government owned airports.

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by moa999
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Daxing Route Announcements and News Thread
Replies: 72
Views: 11852

Re: Finnair to launch Helsinki—Beijing Daxing this November, becoming 1st inter’l carrier to operate at both PKX and PEK

It's an interesting question.
PEK is definitely closer to most of the professional (banking/legal etc) firms bases although Beijing doesn't have a typical business district, but PKX will obviously provide better CZ/MU connections.

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by moa999
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21963

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

Don't see any shortage of parts for the A380 with the number heading for scrapping. Engine wise, aren't most under power by hour contracts so this isn't really the operators issue? So at this point seems only QF, SQ and EK will be refurbing aircraft. Any others likely to go down this path? I think t...

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by moa999
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61041

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

LT Plat at 75000 SC is only really achievable for a small minority (those who pull in 5-6000 SC/year for a sustained period). Otherwise for most I see it as a small devaluation with most premium rewards getting 10-15% more expensive though cash $ cost coming down. I never saw much value in the econo...

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by moa999
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 169
Views: 37826

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

Any update on which non-skyteam airlines will be making the move?

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by moa999
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61041

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Agree no point buying a 321XLR for routes a 737 can do. Routes I could see for QF. PER - AKL, HKG (vs CX) ADL - SIN, HKG, NRT CBR - HKG, SIN (less likely) Additional frequency services to SYD, MEL, HKG, possibly on the seemingly less popular day flights back from Asia where the 330 hasn't worked. As...

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by moa999
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61041

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

they may want to hurry up and order more aircraft. Plenty of time for that. And I suspect somewhat dependent on the Sunrise decision and timing. With last night's announcement of the 321XLR I also wonder whether a small fleet based at BNE, ADL and CBR is a possibility for flights to SIN, HKG and NRT.

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by moa999
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 399
Views: 68902

Re: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR

It's interesting in the press release it states 4700nm, yet includes SYD-NRT as a pair which is actually 4850m (4200nm} edit .. stupid. It's definitely an option for Qantas on thinner Asian routes SIN, HKG and NRT from BNE, ADL and possibly even CBR and SWZ (Western Sydney when it opens in 2027). Le...

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by moa999
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61041

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

But are they routes that a much cheaper 717/F100 couldn't fly?

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by moa999
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61041

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

And when the 747s go, QF will have more 789s.

When aircraft go tech a long way from home on almost any airline they will have issues.

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by moa999
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230470

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

Assume by CE you mean China Eastern or MU?

If so the swallow looks nothing like the kangaroo.
Plus it's red and blue on white, not white on red.

China Easterns swallow and Austrian Airlines stylised bird are much closer.

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by moa999
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61041

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Any idea on why this keeps getting pushed back? Don't think it's been pushed back. Articles from earlier in the year had the first one commencing in July, which would likely mean a September return to service. Think there was just some wishful thinking when the first aircraft went to DRS, seemingly...

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by moa999
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 255
Views: 52447

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

QPI is a 333. Was only in for 15 days so presumably minor maintenance.

EBM and EBN are still in the 28J/ 243Y config.

Correct EBG was last of its type - and combined with OEBs retirement, QF no longer has any SkyBed Is or Rockwell Collins IFE in the fleet.

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by moa999
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 139
Views: 27990

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

Can't imagine any foreign investment while there is still political interference (eg. Routes, pricing and fleet (380 decision)
And while private competitors seem to get better deals.

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by moa999
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 255
Views: 52447

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Correct. OEB on my mind

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by moa999
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 255
Views: 52447

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Post from David Flynn of AusBT in the AFF forum that Joyce confirmed at IATA that OEB is only getting a 12C check and not a refurb at Dresden.

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by moa999
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 255
Views: 52447

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Definitely possible. EBF has been there since early-April so must be due out soon, and EBG has been circling BNE last 48hrs.

With OEB also on its retirement flight would save them having to do a June video update for Rockwell Collins as well.

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by moa999
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 12337

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

OEB at 26 years young having started life with Asiana.

Just having maintenance assume OEJ may be the last to retire.

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by moa999
Tue May 28, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 255
Views: 52447

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vh-oqe
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Yes.
Was a one-off. QF1 also operated that day.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vh-oqe

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by moa999
Sun May 26, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 255
Views: 52447

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

OQE out on schedule as QF5 Sunday night

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by moa999
Sat May 25, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jetstar Australia Boeing 787-8 | Gold Coast to Melbourne | Economy Class | Trip Report & Video
Replies: 3
Views: 4972

Re: Jetstar Australia Boeing 787-8 | Gold Coast to Melbourne | Economy Class | Trip Report & Video

Possibly not many global spares in the correct colour. I do like the Jetstar 'D' flights (reference to the bright orange D sticker that you get on the boarding pass). Only downside is you can't use online check-in on these flights. A number of QF Plat / Plat1s chase these flights out of SYD and MEL ...

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by moa999
Sat May 25, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 255
Views: 52447

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Sorry if it has been mentioned before, who is doing the refurb on these birds then? Reportedly contract is with Airbus (possibly related to the A380 cancellation). While I agree with the comments on maintenance v refurb, remember the refurb is mostly on the upper deck only, And two aircraft have al...

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by moa999
Fri May 24, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal
Replies: 30
Views: 2667

Re: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal

Very similar to the sting on the far-right One Nation party in Australia by promising cash from the NRA. I agree though that Russia (and to a lesser extent China) plays on the nature of democracy to create chaos in Western economies. Middle East support results in refugees which ultimately flow to t...

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by moa999
Thu May 23, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 255
Views: 52447

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Even better then. So might be complete late June/ early July

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by moa999
Thu May 23, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 255
Views: 52447

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

First one isn't due to go in until July, probably back early-mid August. From that diagram think 3L is still in place with a single toilet behind, although it's possibly got a false wall - maybe for self-serve refreshments Just 3R seemingly plugged which adds room for 6 PE seats and a new toilet beh...

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by moa999
Wed May 22, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1757
Views: 179748

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Jet Airways has now been declared officially Bankrupt by Dutch Court. Jet Airways shut down has reached 50 days. All those debts and now 50 days shut down. Worst business in the world and they think they will get investors. Tend to agree it's dead. Whatever liabilities were there have exploded in t...

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by moa999
Wed May 22, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230470

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

Qantas has been very clear that they feel they need a 4-class plane including economy Simply not the consistent demand in premium classes. Agree with the Capex comments above - that we are far more likely to get a 6-10 order plus options. Of note on narrow bodies is QFs 737 fleet is 2002-2014 so wil...

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by moa999
Wed May 22, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 255
Views: 52447

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Reportedly the new A380 upstairs layout (posted on AFF) Shows the new lounge in place of CSM station, the blocked off door 3R and an additional toilet behind 3R. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190522/2328b2753f9b99fb3f1801ab3daca542.jpg So the upstairs config has gone from 72J 32W to 64J 35W 30Y...

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by moa999
Fri May 17, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230470

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

Kikko19 wrote:
So LH and AF or BA wouldn't have the same thoughts? or would it come to the management's mind after few years of QF monopoly?


Possibly. But what other routes could they use the aircraft onthat couldn't be operated by a more optimised aircraft

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by moa999
Fri May 17, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230470

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

I don't think alliances matter so much in Europe given the train networks, and even LCCs. People in Europe seem quite comfortable in booking a couple of non+connecting LCC flights (with sufficient layover) to get where they want to go. The main issue for a Euro/UK airline competing on these super-lo...

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by moa999
Thu May 16, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 255
Views: 52447

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

By my count EBB EBC EBD EBE EBL have the hump, with EBF likely returning to service any day.

But unsure if its actually active in all 5

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by moa999
Thu May 16, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230470

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

How long would it be before the airlines who are loosing their premium traffic attempt to compete, and which frame will they use? But most can't. The ME3, SQ or the other Asian airlines or all the Chinese airlines don't have the rights to fly London - Australia direct. It totally changes the dynami...

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by moa999
Thu May 16, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 255
Views: 52447

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

737 VH-VZH out of BNE maintenance today.

Assuming it's got Inflight Internet I think that makes the 80% point on the 737 fleet.

Looks like ZNA and OJU back online today.

With 380 OQB in AUH maintenance and OQJ in PUS for paint presumably the 380 fleet is pretty stretched.

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by moa999
Thu May 16, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59797

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Golly VAH must have terrible auditors since there : Nice selective quoting. My statement simply referred to the financials of the VAIntl business, which aren't presently disclosed, despite the different shareholding (as it has to be >50% Australian owned) (No different to QANs Jetstar affiliates)

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by moa999
Thu May 16, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59797

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

I've got no doubt some or all of it will be sold. Affinity by its nature is not a long term holder of things, and I can't see VAH buying back Affinity's stake, so the question simply becomes if VAH sells along side it. I simply question the $ value put on it. A few years ago Aeroplan would have been...

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