EI effectively operates as an LCC..
In the same vein you've got Qantas with Jetstars JQ and 3K, Qantas and JAL with GK, and JAL itself with Zip ZG and Spring IJ
Only concern with WSI as a code is if the airport ever gets US services.
Easy mistake for your baggage to end up in New Orleans (MSI). Probably less of an issue in today's automated systems.
Also of note in the 80s and 90s many of those services were 1/2/3x weekly, which was acceptable in those days as there weren't any other choices.
As the Asian, and then ME carriers grew, that wasn't acceptable, particularly to premium traffic.
QF had previously said it would use ViaSat3 satellites, which is a constellation of three sats that has been delayed multiple times. Americas sat schedule for 8 April on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy from Florida EMEA scheduled for Q3 2023 on a ULA Ariane 6 from Florida. And the final Asian sat sometime in ...Jump to post
I think QF Syd J is related to expansion of the terminal I to the former freight bays.
Equally in MEL, QF will be taking over the former CX space in the basement.
The ownership structure of 3K was problematic, but to be fair, QF has had a number of financial issues over the past 15 years that they didn’t have the capital to really push the brand to scale. RedQ was the way to go. Targeting the rising middle-upper class across Asia would have made more sense. ...Jump to post
Looking at Airport Gateway, the improvement in road access is from the western suburbs via WestConnex, CBD traffic will still be funneled through Southern Cross Drive. There will be little to no improvement in travelling time from the CBD to any of the terminals, certainly not to T1. While I don't ...Jump to post
Albeit the new WestConnex and Airport Gateway, do make some fairly large changes to access to each terminal.Jump to post
Looks like QF will announce SYD international lounge upgrade and reopen the HKG lounge: https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-sydney-international-business-class-lounge Assume that means any major changes to SYD Airport (eg the proposed oneworld or QF/EK terminal) are well and truly deferr...Jump to post
QF 321XLR routes are likely to be focussed on dipping their toe in restarting thinner leisure routes to Asia like ADL-SIN. The initial QF 321XLRs have been specced with J recliners in a 20J 160Y config. And will likely go on the domestic golden triangle. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qant...Jump to post
As we’ve seen continuously over the past few months, the 787s are causing JQ so many headaches. ... so many operational and commercial benefits for the 788s to go to QF, and JQ sticking with one common type of aircraft . Think the last thing QF mainline needs is a new type prone to headaches... The...Jump to post
And only a few years ago I suspect it was Qantas against the Aus-Indo bilateral.
Only a few years ago when Garuda flew daily SYD-CGK and Qantas was 3/4-wk.
Even today I suspect they don't want more capacity going to Lion/ Batik
Qantas running a charity auction in Sydney Fri week to sell-off parts from VH-EBE which will be P2FdJump to post
Does anyone think QF will regret getting rid of both or at least 1 of these frames? Personally doubt it. They were always trying to find routes for the last two frames. It never really worked on DFW-SYD due to limitations (and that effectively used two frames). Using dual 787s on SYD/MEL-DFW is muc...Jump to post
That's their only realistic option for growing mainline widebody capacity over in the next 2-3 years. . It is 2023.. so that timeframe takes us to 2025. If you ignore the 4 A380s yet to return The 3 787-9s awaiting delivery The QF 321XLRs due from end 2024 And of course the first Sunrise deliveries...Jump to post
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.
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
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.
. 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.
What's stopping QF reactivating more 380s for the summer peak?Jump to post
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
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.
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
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.
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