QF431 SYD-MEL was operated by 747 VH-OEJ today. Does anyone know why? Most likely due to weather in SYD, VA has also added a couple of A332 services on MEL-SYD today https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/flights/wild-weather-blizzard-conditions-and-gale-force-winds-hit-nsw-and-vic/news-story...Jump to post
out of interest, between MEB and MBW which can handle "larger" aircraft between the two? Essendon can handle larger aircraft than Moorabbin. Essendon was Melbourne's airport up until 1970 so could in theory handle up to an A320/738. Moorabbin has always only been general aviaiton. Pretty ...Jump to post
Quick question for the brains trust on here please... Is the PX 767 the only passenger 767 scheduled into any Australian airport? I spotted PX4 leaving BNE during the week and I couldn’t think of any other 767’s in pax service to Australia. Same day there was an Atlas pax 767 in town which is what ...Jump to post
HBA to use ramps instead of stairs from November. https://development.hobartairport.com.au/news-updates/ramping-up-our-commitment-to-safety Thank you for this link and news. Another article below said that a passenger ended up in hospital after falling down the stairs. This does not surprise me unf...Jump to post
The first A380 for cabin refurbs is OQE which departs this coming Sunday as QF5 SYD-SIN-LHR, then positioning to DRS for the cabin works. This aircraft is going in to DRS for maintenance only. Not refurb. OQE is most certainly undergoing refurb with Airbus in DRS. I have had this confirmed from wit...Jump to post
In other news, Philippine Airlines are adjusting their Sydney services from August. Operational aircraft is switching to A330 from A321, however three weekly flights are being cut to make for a total of six per week. Perhaps the lower seat-kilometre costs of the A330 are a factor in this decision? ...Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] It’s possible. Believe -VKJ remains grounded in KIX? EK413 Ironic that the old girl saves the day again The old girl always saves the day ;) EK413 Glad to see OEB is staying for a while longer. Also note worthy is there is no SFO-SYD scheduled on the 30th for when she was originally ...Jump to post
TN486T wrote:I notice from the QF source that VH OEB has been doing some JQ3/4 rotations SYD-HNL of late. Is there an equipment problem somewhere, if so, anyone know the detail?
Any idea why this fella is on the east coast of Australia? Flight OL855 from Apia to Sydney https://fr24.com/PAO855/201da117 EK413 Operating for Samoa Airways, the lease in the previous 738 ended and they cancelled the 7M9 they were going to lease, not to sure how long this is for or if it will be ...Jump to post
^^I have a treasure trove of past schedules for most Aussie Airlines plus a smattering of non-aussie International (mainly late 60's for International) however there seems to be some bugs (at my end) thatI need to be sorted before I am able to get them posted on another very professional Aussie sit...Jump to post
Qantas to wet lease two 747-8F from mid July:
https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... ght-fleet/
Melbourne has 8 standoff bays for heavies : D13 D15 G57A G60A G54A H1 H2 and H3. Soon we will also have F21A and F22 capable of handling B789 or A359. Planes moved to stand off bays are: EK380 EK77W EY789 BI788 MH333 LA789 MH333 QF789 VA77W and 1 or 2 JQ 788. Usually the QF789 is parked over in the...Jump to post
Tiger have shown off their new interior on the B738 aircraft with an image on Instagram. Features BSI. At a good guess I’d say it’s on YVA.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BvqNR2hhJam ... qu1ttzndq8
UA99 enroute to LAX exMEL, has diverted safely to NOU, apparently there was some smoke in the cockpit. That's not good... Hope all that are on board are safe. Update: It looks like it was a full flight with 256 passengers supposedly on the flight (UA's 787-9 only has 252 seats, maybe including infa...Jump to post
JQ321 wrote:rtav wrote:VH-VNB, ex. TigerAir A320 is positioning to Perth from Seletar as TT9002 now painted in VARA Livery.
Interesting that it's still using a Tigerair flight number.
Wasn't there speculation at the time that QF split its domestic and international arms that this could allow the airline to take overseas investment in one arm but not the other, eg into QF International, or was it more about being able to write down the value of the international fleet and roll th...Jump to post
With the new 737-8MAX Crash could we see VA cancelling their order for the family.? Could we see QF move to the A320NEO Family because of this? Will there be more restrictions put on the aircraft? An airline simply just does not cancel an order for the type because two have crashed. Also not to men...Jump to post
I’m surprised they’ve opted to ferry back to AUH on 3 engines opposed to leasing an engine from QF considering -OQA is currently under going heavy maintenance in AUH. EK413 That could be feasible if EY had RR engines except they are powered by EA Thanks for pointing that out for some reason I thoug...Jump to post
So does that mean that OQA won't be refurbished while in AUH? The QF A380 refurbs are being done in Hamburg. Maintenance D checks are being done in Abu Dhabi. Also of note, the first refurbished A388 will re-enter service in October, somehow getting all done by end of 2020 is cutting it fine https:...Jump to post
I perhaps should’ve been specific. There are bus bays but not utilised by QF mainline. The bus bays are utilised by QFlink Dash 8’s which originally operated from T2. It’s common these days to have international services arrive and depart from the freight bays and stands 83,84,&85 by the pond. ...Jump to post
qf789 wrote:QF8 DFW-SYD diverted to BNE this morning
RyanairGuru wrote:This afternoon I saw a fairly odd aircraft at CBR. It was a BAe-146 that had clearly been modified and it had a C reg. I'm assuming it was an aerial fire fighter?
Does anybody here know if the QF Antarctic sightseeing flights will be operated only by the 747-400ER sub-type or not? I see QF has the following 747 domestic flights available: *31/12 QF423 SYD-MEL 31/12 MEL Antarctic *1/1 QF424 MEL-SYD *9/2 QF435 SYD-MEL 10/2 MEL Antarctic *11/2 QF430 MEL-SYD I s...Jump to post
I found on the internet published for sale all QF 747-400 plus -ER in service with availability dates. Year first , month and day. http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e3/vorellanaj/Screen%20Shot%202018-11-16%20at%205.31.53%20PM_zpsygvw3da9.png For this screenshot you can conclude non-ER retirement li...Jump to post
Getting that couple of month trail VA service to AKL, must got gained them the extra points.... It sounds like 'major airport' are those outside capital cities, as SYD won the 'capital city airport of the year' award. SYD also won 'Airport Innovation & Excellence (Technology)' for "its fac...Jump to post
It looks like the delivery of ZNG has been pushed back 7 days, though this is subject to change https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FH3Y2-vRUgojntPkCSJI5Pd-15rsJ1a0SFCRaT-iqgo/edit#gid=19 does this reflect any "problem" with ZNG? Ultimately no, I believe the dates of that site are jus...Jump to post
Flyingdevil737 wrote:qf789 wrote:The Shark, E190-E2 demonstrator is on its way to DRW to start its Australian Tour
https://twitter.com/AirportWebcams/stat ... 0335569920
What ports/times will “JAWS” (my nickname for the E2) be visiting?
qf789 wrote:2 more 747F due in PER today, 1330 and 2140 respectively
https://twitter.com/perthairport/status ... 22402?s=21
@EK413, @VHZNE and @TN486 points noted. Im not having a go at anyone here, least of all @QF789 who does so much around here, but just raising my opinion on these. As suspected I am a small minority it seems so I will live with it. Don't worry, no offence was aimed at you or anyone else as I was jus...Jump to post
QF41 SYD-CGK is diverting to SIN, operated by EBA IDK and people may have other views and I could be in the minority here but dont we have the Qantas Source for this sort of information? Unless it is a QF32 type of disruption do we need to have these mentioned? Or could they have their own thread p...Jump to post
So there goes the idea that the 747-400ERs will be retired as their heavy maintenance comes due. V/F Is a d check on the 744 required every six or eight years. These aircraft are 2002/2003 vintage It does seem odd timing given a 2003 delivery, a 744 D check is every 6 years give or take. Are we sur...Jump to post
There will be no flyover by VA today for the AFL Grand final Pretty sure over the last 2 years there’s been a big social media backlash over the wasted fuel and environmental impact. Probably decided it just wasn’t worth bothering. Instead they ran a promotion where 500 random seats were awarded wi...Jump to post
I think VA are still daily into Mildura from Melbourne with a 738. My preferred option when heading up (mid morning, jet service with IFE) and usually Qantas it back. REX offers nothing to appeal - no catering, no onboard service, no lounges, no ff, only sometimes competitive fares. It's always the...Jump to post
Footy finals madness time of year again. Melbourne is playing West Coast in Perth on the weekend (Peliminary Final). Some Melbourne supporters are flying to Perth via Singapore. At $1000, it's cheaper than the cheapest MEL-PER fare going for the weekend, $1200.... Some folk have paid up to $1500 fo...Jump to post