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by moa999
Sat Dec 03, 2022 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 123
Views: 11462

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

On the baggage video.. I think they knew they were being filmed and it was for a private joke, and never intended to make social media.

No way someone doing manual labour overexerts themselves like that on a regular basis.

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by moa999
Wed Nov 30, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow
Replies: 95
Views: 22104

Re: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow

sixfootscream wrote:
Does BA still manage a terminal at JFK?
They are departing T7 which was the original BOAC/ BA terminal, and will ultimately be demolished in a few years afaik

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by moa999
Tue Nov 29, 2022 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld seeks to bring China Southern into ranks
Replies: 31
Views: 5522

Re: Oneworld seeks to bring China Southern into ranks

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...

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by moa999
Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 54684

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

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 ...

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by moa999
Mon Nov 21, 2022 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 54684

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

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...

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by moa999
Mon Nov 21, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 54684

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

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...

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by moa999
Thu Nov 03, 2022 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 54684

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

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...

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by moa999
Wed Oct 26, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66920

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Not really. After getting billions in gifts (writeoffs caused by the administration) from banks and lessors.

And competing in a market with high fares at present.

Something would be seriously wrong if Virgin wasn't making money.

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by moa999
Sun Oct 09, 2022 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66920

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

. 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 ...

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by moa999
Wed Sep 21, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 65952

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

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...

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by moa999
Wed Sep 21, 2022 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's NMA back on?
Replies: 218
Views: 42601

Re: Boeing's NMA back on?

https://aircraft.airbus.com/en/aircraft ... rs/a321p2f

Not sure if the economics of a new build would stack up.
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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?


Already has as an A321P2F
https://aircraft.airbus.com/en/aircraft ... rs/a321p2f

Not sure if the economics of a new build would stack up.

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by moa999
Tue Sep 13, 2022 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VN is having huge troubles, shares face delisting risk
Replies: 39
Views: 13644

Re: VN is having huge troubles, shares face delisting risk

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.

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by moa999
Fri Sep 09, 2022 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 51466

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

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...

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by moa999
Tue Sep 06, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 Corners investigates the shortfalls at Qantas
Replies: 45
Views: 7283

Re: 4 Corners investigates the shortfalls at Qantas

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...

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by moa999
Thu Sep 01, 2022 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German lawmakers want to ban advance payment of air tickets
Replies: 106
Views: 12287

Re: German lawmakers want to ban advance payment of air tickets

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.

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by moa999
Tue Aug 30, 2022 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022
Replies: 369
Views: 64716

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022

What's stopping QF reactivating more 380s for the summer peak?

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by moa999
Mon Aug 29, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022
Replies: 369
Views: 64716

Re: QQF

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-...

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by moa999
Mon Aug 29, 2022 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Launches Contest for A330 Replacement
Replies: 180
Views: 29012

Re: Qantas Launches Contest for A330 Replacement

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...

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by moa999
Thu Aug 25, 2022 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces 3 weekly AKL-JFK
Replies: 160
Views: 25674

Re: Qantas announces 3 weekly AKL-JFK

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...

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by moa999
Thu Aug 25, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Launches Contest for A330 Replacement
Replies: 180
Views: 29012

Re: Qantas Launches Contest for A330 Replacement

The big unknown will be what options and at what prices QF have on the 787s.
If they are cheap enough then Airbus may struggle to compete no matter what the conversion costs are.

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by moa999
Tue Aug 23, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022
Replies: 369
Views: 64716

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022

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 ...

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by moa999
Thu Aug 18, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan reportedly seeks to sell PIA stake to Qatar
Replies: 61
Views: 11036

Re: Pakistan reportedly seeks to sell PIA stake to Qatar

Can only see this going worse than EKs experience with Sri Lankan.

Hasn't QR learnt with Air Italy.

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by moa999
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A380 status
Replies: 13
Views: 3663

Re: Qantas A380 status

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...

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by moa999
Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources
Replies: 181
Views: 52941

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

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...

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by moa999
Wed Aug 03, 2022 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 119835

Re: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022

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.

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by moa999
Sun Jul 31, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2022
Replies: 358
Views: 63806

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2022

I can't see they will do a similar Qantas style red tail.

The rest of the branding is more like Virgin America which has a curved cutoff.

Still suspect the only winner will be the lawyers.

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by moa999
Thu Jul 28, 2022 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2022
Replies: 358
Views: 63806

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2022

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.

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by moa999
Sun Jul 24, 2022 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus reshapes A350 cabin to better accommodate 10 abreast
Replies: 313
Views: 63817

Re: Airbus reshapes A350 cabin to better accommodate 10 abreast

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...

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by moa999
Sat Jul 23, 2022 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus reshapes A350 cabin to better accommodate 10 abreast
Replies: 313
Views: 63817

Re: Airbus reshapes A350 cabin to better accommodate 10 abreast

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...

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by moa999
Fri Jul 22, 2022 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2022
Replies: 358
Views: 63806

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2022

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...

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by moa999
Sun Jul 10, 2022 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How about a leg-up for the humble turboprop?
Replies: 42
Views: 6073

Re: How about a leg-up for the humble turboprop?

https://www.deutscheaircraft.com/products

Reportedly Airbus owns the Dornier trademark for aviation.
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Also a German push to revive Dornier 328 a 30-seater prop, with a new D328eco set to launch in 2026.
https://www.deutscheaircraft.com/products

Reportedly Airbus owns the Dornier trademark for aviation.

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by moa999
Sat Jul 09, 2022 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2022
Replies: 358
Views: 63806

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2022

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.


What should the government do.
Ban people from taking sick days?
Require new employees to be thrown into dangerous workplaces with no training?

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by moa999
Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”
Replies: 183
Views: 28054

Re: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”

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.

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by moa999
Thu Jun 09, 2022 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Boeing sell the commercial aircraft division?
Replies: 61
Views: 10111

Re: Could Boeing sell the commercial aircraft division?

Babyshark wrote:
Sell it to Elon.
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Test program would be interesting.

SpaceX tests are pretty much a go if they think they have a 50% chance of suceeding. Still learn plenty from failures.

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by moa999
Thu May 26, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 73418

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

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...

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by moa999
Tue May 17, 2022 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 73418

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

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...

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by moa999
Sat May 14, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 73418

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

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.jpg

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by moa999
Thu May 12, 2022 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 73418

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

Put simply any story with Qantas in the headline gets clicks.

Qantas gets plenty of bad press that wouldn't even make the 10th page if it was another brand.

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by moa999
Thu May 12, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 81602

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

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...

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by moa999
Tue May 10, 2022 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 73418

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

Look alike VH-OQB is off to AUH for cabin refurb, having operated a few SYD-LAX returns after return from SYD maintenance.

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by moa999
Mon May 09, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 81602

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

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 ...

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by moa999
Mon May 09, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 81602

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

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...

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by moa999
Sun May 08, 2022 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 81602

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

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.

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by moa999
Fri May 06, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 73418

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

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...

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by moa999
Thu May 05, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 73418

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

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...

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by moa999
Thu May 05, 2022 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 81602

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

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)

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by moa999
Thu May 05, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 73418

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

No different to Qantas and Jetconnect, or Cobham and NJS. A couple of companies can share the brand

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by moa999
Thu May 05, 2022 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 73418

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

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...

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by moa999
Thu May 05, 2022 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 81602

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

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...

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