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by moa999
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A380 status
Replies: 13
Views: 3256

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: 137
Views: 30477

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: 308
Views: 73233

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: 61232

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: 61232

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: 206
Views: 29049

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: 206
Views: 29049

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: 61232

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: 5810

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: 61232

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: 27330

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: 9745

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: 71800

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: 71800

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: 71800

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: 71800

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: 80473

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: 71800

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: 80473

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: 80473

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: 80473

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: 71800

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: 71800

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: 80473

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: 71800

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: 71800

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: 80473

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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by moa999
Tue May 03, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A330-200 Transpacific
Replies: 24
Views: 7525

Re: Qantas A330-200 Transpacific

Any update if the crew rest curtain has arrived? Still amazed economy seats horizontal cut it.! Not sure about the curtain but saw a photo of duffel/swag style beds that went across all four seats recently. It's probably a longer bed than some of the cubbies, and remember a regular Y seat is deemed...

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by moa999
Tue May 03, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 71800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

With the A321LR coming to Jetstar soon and them potentially get some XLR's, could there be a chance they install some "Business Class" seat recliners up the front for the leisure destinations in Asia when they potentially replace the 787. Also easier to justify compared to Qantas flying r...

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by moa999
Tue May 03, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 80473

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

Do Qantas have the Freedom to book/fly passengers JFK-LHR They certainly did. The route was SYD-NAN-HNL-SFO-NYC-LHR. AFAIK the current open skies ASA between Australia/USA will allow this. I am not certain about the UK side NZ flew AKL-LAX-LHR until 2020, but again they'd been flying various combin...

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by moa999
Mon May 02, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 71800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

If forecast winds are better than expected they will also hold planes so they meet their slots at the arrival airport, rather than likely being directed into a holding pattern.

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by moa999
Mon May 02, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 71800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

LTEN11 wrote:
Is that from selling the 787's and leasing them back ?


As above they didn't do this.
And in any event under new accounting standards, switching a mortgage to lease no longer changes thing dramatically.

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by moa999
Mon May 02, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 80473

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

UA857 wrote:
Will QF eliminate LAX-JFK once SYD-JFK starts?


Hasn't returned post-Covid and isn't expected to.

QF is now flying SYD/MEL - DFW with the 789, and pushing most JFK bound passengers onto this then AA connection. Obviously LAX is also another option.

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by moa999
Mon May 02, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 80473

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

The 380s will probably be around to late 2020s anyway, so you might see a future order of regular 35Ks in say 5yrs with delivery from 2029.

But who knows what's changed in the market by then.

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by moa999
Sun May 01, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 80473

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

Press release is finally out: https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-group-announces-major-aircraft-order-to-shape-its-future/ As stated in news release A350-1000 will be configured with 238 seats, 2 more that the 789’s though 40% will be dedicated to premium seats 6F/52J/40C/140Y ...

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by moa999
Sun May 01, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 80473

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

12 A350 aircraft delivered over 2025-2028
So it will be interesting to see how they introduce the routes.

Also some detail on the 321s (from late 2024) - config will be 20J 180Y which I suspect means no flat J

and the 220s (from late 2023) at 10J 127Y

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by moa999
Sun May 01, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 80473

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

airbazar wrote:
The vast majority of people will still chose the 1-stop, if nothing else because the non-stop will likely be more expensive. .


And Qantas is fine with that. All they need is a small percentage of people flying the route to pay a premium for the direct flight.

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by moa999
Sun May 01, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 80473

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

Flightaware has posted details of the next segment.

Monday
02/05/2022
01:00 AWST Perth Int'l - PER
08:00 AEST Sydney - SYD

As at time of posting it's 2005 AWST so another 5hrs.

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by moa999
Sun May 01, 2022 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 80473

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

Would routes like JNB-LAX, IAH-SIN, AKL-LHR, EZE-NRT, etc. be possible with this aircraft? AKL-LHR would be too far, and NZ can do AKL-JFK on 787. EZE-NRT also too far. Others a maybe, but would it be worth it for a small fleet. ULR has proven to be a graveyard of loss-making routes and aircraft ty...

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by moa999
Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 71800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

Well this will be an interesting month to start. Some special aircraft enroute to SYD https://www.facebook.com/104563622953080/posts/5052278958181497/ 35K F-WMIL decked out with Qantas stickers enroute TLS-PER https://flightaware.com/live/flight/FWMIL 220 YL-ABH also arrived in SYD last night https:...

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by moa999
Sat Apr 30, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 65665

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

Time will tell. But I think a reasonable chance QF has a flat J product for part of the fleet dedicated for mostly Asian flights and possibly PER-SYD/MEL red-eyes. Eg. China Airlines 12J/ 168Y layout https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/taiwan-s-china-airlines-a321neo-business-class-delivery Ther...

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by moa999
Thu Apr 28, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 65665

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

VHTAE wrote:
Would anyone know why VH-OQB has been parked in Sydney for over a month?
Had read it was getting the interior refurb in SYD
(Previous 380s were done in Dresden and Abu Dhabi)

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by moa999
Wed Apr 27, 2022 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 65665

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

As I understand it - that's always been the way in most US airlines. Probably driven by the fact that it's also only flight hours that count for monthly and annual maximums, so it's easier just to keep track of one set of hours. Reality is if they paid you for all hours, the hourly rate would likely...

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by moa999
Sat Apr 23, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 65665

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/04/21/nz-qantas-flight-crews-building-blanket-forts-to-sleep-on-planes/ This is a bit embarrassing for Qantas. They should at least provide screens so cabin crew cab have a bit of privacy to rest away from other passengers. Separate thread https://www.airliners.net/foru...

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by moa999
Sat Apr 23, 2022 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A330-200s - BNE - LAX - Lack of Crew Rest Areas
Replies: 47
Views: 10098

Re: Qantas A330-200s - BNE - LAX - Lack of Crew Rest Areas

From memory the ex JQ a332s also don’t have IFE installed in Y? QF has two configs of the 332 following refurbs in the 2010s. 10 EBA-EBL with no IFE in Economy, rather BYO (was originally provided iPad Minis) and Inflight internet using the NBN Skymuster satellite - these are typically viewed as do...

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by moa999
Sat Apr 23, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A330-200s - BNE - LAX - Lack of Crew Rest Areas
Replies: 47
Views: 10098

Re: Qantas A330-200s - BNE - LAX - Lack of Crew Rest Areas

Funny how some are trying to equate crew seating with being a premium airline. Don't think it matters one iota to a passenger, and if overall crew treatment came into it, then how do you rank the ME carriers. Fact is various airlines have used various forms of separated areas for crew forever, inclu...

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by moa999
Fri Apr 22, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A330-200s - BNE - LAX - Lack of Crew Rest Areas
Replies: 47
Views: 10098

Re: Qantas A330-200s - BNE - LAX - Lack of Crew Rest Areas

Every time QF looks to order new aircraft they threaten pilots that they will lose work if they don't agree to concessions So instead you should order billions of dollars worth of aircraft, and then be held to ransom by the pilots? Seems pretty sensible to try and lock-in costs to match the busines...

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