sixfootscream wrote:They are departing T7 which was the original BOAC/ BA terminal, and will ultimately be demolished in a few years afaik Jump to postDoes BA still manage a terminal at JFK?
As mentioned above the CA/CX cross-shareholding (both own shares in each other) and the reported CX veto rights (as a founding member) are I guess complicating factors. Now obviously the China powers that be could instruct CA to sell its share to CZ, and I suspect Cathay could do with the $$s from s...Jump to post
need about 10-12 more widebody jets within the next 12 months? Excluding the 3 already preferred 789s? Or will it have to wait until there’s a new CEO? New CEO or not.. you simply won't get frames in the next 12 months. Still those 787s, and multiple 380s to come back into service over 2023. Agree ...Jump to post
How were 3 remaining 789s going to cover the already published 4x weekly BNE-ORD, daily SYD-SCL, plus the remaining B744 routes. You've got to consider which schedule as well as other long term maintenance (like the refit of the A380 If you go back over the 787 introduction they typically came into...Jump to post
Sometimes I wonder if QF regret palming off the 744s now. Obviously they didn’t anticipate 3 787s still stuck in the desert come 2023 and the A380 wing crack checks. Having the 744s to take care of SYD-JNB, SYD-SCL and maybe SYD-HND would’ve given them alot more wriggle room. Maybe moreso scrapping...Jump to post
Korean LCC T'Way launching to SYD from December https://www.facebook.com/296830467022294/posts/pfbid0S9DVQFvRspK1kUUyEzNZh5Mx1SVH6fJ9xwYvGDN9qMnxFxHHeXMnUwyDtS7n3pHxl/ New airline alert [emoji574] T'way Air - 티웨이항공 will be flying a new four-weekly direct Sydney to Seoul Incheon service from 24 Decem...Jump to post
. I'm just not sure that the EU-style approach has had any positive effect since the airlines have passed those costs onto consumers. Sure, I can get compensation, but now we're just socialising that cost. .. What it's also done is created a whole new bureaucracy to implement and enforce it, and a ...Jump to post
VAs big advantage over administration was dumping leases and other contracts like lounges, catering, Wifi etc, but mostly aircraft leases. Qantas was stuck paying leases and (notional) interest on the A380s. VA also already outsourced most of the things that Qantas now do, and indeed more with almos...Jump to post
strfyr51 wrote:Will Airbus produce an A321 Based freighter? And? Can they bring it to market BEFORE Boeing produces a 737-9 or-10 Freighter?
Also worth pointing out the issues with the 3rd carrier Bamboo Airways, and it's parent FLC Group.
Chairman/CEO under arrest for stock manipulation, IPO of Bamboo deferred, and FLCs share price in the toilet.
If this effort does go bust fast, and AA/UA did in fact commit hard cash to this, I do wonder if both company's boards will take a serious look at the decision making here. Notably the size of the 'deposit' which with Airbus/ Boeing was never mentioned by Boom. I suspect they got AA and UA to 'comm...Jump to post
Curious that this report centers on Qantas rather than the industry at large. Many of the shortfalls cited aren't unique to Qantas. ... These are merely a few examples of industry-wide challenges at present. Exactly it's a pretty poor ABC hit piece with little journalistic integrity. Conflating out...Jump to post
Nothing stopping people from buying a ticket on the day they fly..
Oh wait, there are significant discounts for advance purchases which lets airlines manage aircraft and schedules according to demand.
1. I find it curious/interesting that there is no indication of a B787 top up order, for the foreseeable future. It only lists firm orders. In similar reason there will be a lot more than 20 321XLRs by the end of that period. As you note Qantas is conducting another competition in which a B787 top-...Jump to post
20 A321XLRs have already been ordered, and I highly doubt QF will use them principally for domestic/transcon/trans-Tasman routes since they have much more range than necessary for this . But the range is about future fleet commonality. It's been suggested that the first 20 will be fitted out as 20J...Jump to post
Other announcement with this is that Qantas is finally upgrading it's Auckland lounge - with a new International lounge (combined Business/ First). Also means a much better J, and PE on the SYD-AKL routes. QF3 isn't great being a mid-morning departure, effectively wasting a day. But the return QF4 i...Jump to post
I think QF did a great job initially setting up 3K Jetstar Asia, particularly with the initial Temasek investment to get everyone in Singapore Inc on board. And I suspect it scared Singapore Airlines badly, hence they reacted with Scoot and the later Tiger acquisition. But the later structure after ...Jump to post
Can only see this going worse than EKs experience with Sri Lankan.
Hasn't QR learnt with Air Italy.
And with OQB now refurbed (post Covid it did do a few flights in unrefurbed state). That gives us seven namely: OQB, OQD, OQG, OQH, OQI, OQJ, OQK as refurbs (OQI is the only one inactive and still at Victorville, and per above OQG has been at AUH for a week) OQC has been in AUH since mid-2021, possi...Jump to post
Wow, immense confidence of Airbus... Absolutely. It's an in-demand aircraft and I suspect these QR orders were at lower margin than what they could achieve today. QR is also going to struggle to get good pricing on any future orders. Boeing knows they have no other options, and there is a massive r...Jump to post
As the largest A380 operator has EK made any similar statements to QR regarding the difficulty of getting parts since line closure or is that just AAB.Jump to post
Probably ever. Can't think of a startup that hadn't had some used aircraft (Virgin Blue, Compass 1/2, OzJet, Jetstar etc)
The model seems a mix of JetBlue and Allegiant in the US - both pretty profitable airlines, but Aus secondary towns are a lot smaller and we lack far flung corporate headquarters.
The airlines have clearly shown that they don't care either. And yet on the 330, very few picked the ultrahnarrow 3x3x3 config over 2x4x2. I wonder if this might create a genuine 5th class of Economy+ with slightly wider seats installed in a front cabin and exit rows for the highest fare paying Y p...Jump to post
I'm hopeful that this is more like the 330s where it's only a seat choice made by the most low cost airlines (eg. AirAsiaX and Cebu Pacific) But I'm concerned if an airline like Etihad is considering it, particularly given your average A350 flight lengths. Norwegian had Y seats at 16,9 inch seat wid...Jump to post
Logo also updated on website and socials. Not similar at all. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220722/63ff5aceb28d0e2c4f08bdecaac4c93e.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220722/0adfba4d5021e292d56df8d8a16b653a.jpg The current Virgin Atlantic corporate logo is quite different. https://uploads.t...Jump to post
Also a German push to revive Dornier 328 a 30-seater prop, with a new D328eco set to launch in 2026.
Reportedly Airbus owns the Dornier trademark for aviation.
PR211 wrote:Perhaps it's about time the government or regulatory bodies stepped in to deal with the absolute chaos caused by the airlines at the moment.
Don't have an issue with the rebrand - as said above plenty with co-branding and other name changes have occurred before.
But with either spelling, both the airline and the country are on my no go list, thanks to their decision to continue to accept Russian tourists.
Babyshark wrote:Sell it to Elon.
This almost feels like a strategic purchase to eliminate competition.... If it is, I would expect the ACCC to block it pretty quickly. Qantas has previously had majority/ minority stakes in various players that have also sold product on behalf of other players. Including Qantas Holidays, Jetset - n...Jump to post
From a reliable source OQF is the 1st A380 to be parted out, OQE is the next one which starts next month. Still in VCV according to flight tracking. And semeingky being parted out per below. Qantas A380 VH-OQF has begun the part-out process at VCV. One of two Qantas A380s designated for the scrappe...Jump to post
I believe there’s still 1 or 2 ex. SilkAir planes going around with the old SilkAir economy seats. Can visibly see the yellow fabric seats from outside the plane. VH-IXJ is one of them I believe. Yep (From an FF forum) https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220514/da04b86ff0e9508a8cc552a5733b36c5.jpgJump to post
which cabin configuration would you use if you were asked to transport 238 pax between SYD and LHR while using the lowest amount of energy possible? I like the life cycle consideration in your post though. Probably a 321 of some description in a dense all economy configuration, will have the lowest...Jump to post
Isn't the 2250 departure perfect for the via SIN aircraft.Jump to post
That's obvious but that sort of presentation is not going to convince Greta and the likes that there is no way to burn less fuel (or maybe 10% less at best) to. By that measure we should rip out all the seats on an aircraft. Standing room only, shove 500 people on board and boom efficiency. Ignore ...Jump to post
It's also the most premium focused aircraft Qantas and they made a mistake with initial A380 layout and later modified it to initially add more Y. 2008 config 14F/72J/32W/332Y with Skybed2 in J, and Y only downstairs 2012 config 14F/64J/35W/371Y with a small upstairs Y cabin. 2020 config 14F/70J/60W...Jump to post
It's certainly feasible, but it's a bit of a waste when a 787 will do.
How much more money would you make on another uncontested direct route, versus 6 First seats from Perth.
Since 2020 though it has all gone to s*** as Joyce doubled down on not wanting to waste a good crisis to cut labour costs across the board. Employees everywhere from the Mascot campus to cabin crew and pilots seem dissatisfied with the company’s leadership and direction. In times of crisis, you wil...Jump to post
There was never an order for 65; they were purchase rights. Some of these have already lapsed. It was 45 firm, 20 options and 50 purchase rights. They were pretty clear at the time they would be gunning to the full 65 and beyond. Nuts in hindsight. They had delusions of them at QF and all the Jetst...Jump to post
Where I was surprised was Jetstar not trying harder with the 788s out of SIN (albeit possibly some constraints given 3K ownership)
They tried SIN-AKL for a little while (think using TT rights and Aus AOC).
But Singapore owned Scoot got up to almost 20 787s (combo of 788 and 789)
Agree. I think it's GT dreaming. Why would Qantas take a 35K off one of the other routes which would earn money to replace a 789 which is perfectly adequate. He probably at one point asked "could the 35K fly that route" and obviously the answer was yes. Now if in the future Qantas buys reg...Jump to post
I know QF recently announced DFW - MEL flights starting in Q4 '22. Do they have enough 789's right now to add that route? Or is that new route predicated on QF getting more 789's delivered this year? Boeing has three ready to go in Qantas colours that will be delivered by the end of the calendar ye...Jump to post