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by VHZNE
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 237
Views: 31614

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

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...

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by VHZNE
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 237
Views: 31614

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

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 ...

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by VHZNE
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 237
Views: 31614

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

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 ...

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by VHZNE
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 237
Views: 31614

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

oskarclare wrote:
Few things for BNE recently

Thai Airasia X commenced DMK-BNE last Wednesday. Will operate 4x weekly with A333 before changing to A339 soon


Any date on the A339 at all yet?

TIA.

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by VHZNE
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 60985

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

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...

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by VHZNE
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 253
Views: 51717

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

NXL into TSV for painting tonight. Second last aircraft still in the 1984 style livery.

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by VHZNE
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 253
Views: 51717

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Chris2302 wrote:
VH-EBF is enroute taking a test flight as QF117. I’m guessing it should be back flying commercially tomorrow? Any idea as to what will be replacing it?


EBG took its spot in the hangar.

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by VHZNE
Tue May 28, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 253
Views: 51717

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

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...

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by VHZNE
Tue May 21, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59771

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

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? ...

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by VHZNE
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67225

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

[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 ...

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by VHZNE
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67225

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

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?


VH-VKJ is currently grounded in Japan after having engine surges on descent. The atsb website has an ‘overview’ on what happened.

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by VHZNE
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67225

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

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 ...

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by VHZNE
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67225

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

^^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...

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by VHZNE
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67225

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

JQ321 wrote:
Does anyone know when VH-OEB is going to retired this month


Likely around the end of the month.

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by VHZNE
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67225

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

vhebb wrote:
No QF livery by the sounds of it...


Yes, which is a shame. Would’ve been cool to see something like what they had with Etihad.

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by VHZNE
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67225

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

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...

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by VHZNE
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75625

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

https://www.instagram.com/p/BvqNR2hhJam ... qu1ttzndq8
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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

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by VHZNE
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75625

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

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...

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by VHZNE
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75625

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

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.


Tiger are still the registered operator so their crew would be operating the flight, rather than VARA crews.

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by VHZNE
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75625

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

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...

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by VHZNE
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75625

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

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...

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by VHZNE
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75625

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

DJMEL wrote:
Just noticed on FR24 VH-OQA Nancy-Bird Walton Dep from AUH has she had a respray in the New Livery??


AUH was for heavy maintenance, she had a repaint last year in DXB from memory.

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by VHZNE
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 70377

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

TasFlyer wrote:
qf789 wrote:
TasFlyer wrote:

What does AOG stand for?


Aircraft on ground


Thanks, I assumed the OG was on ground, but the phrase "after going aircraft on ground in SYD" doesn't make sense???


It essentially means it is broken down.

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by VHZNE
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 70377

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

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...

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by VHZNE
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 70377

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

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:...

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by VHZNE
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 70377

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

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. ...

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by VHZNE
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 70377

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/qf8


It was a planned diversion, presumably due to strong headwinds being forecasted.
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qf789 wrote:
QF8 DFW-SYD diverted to BNE this morning

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/qf8


It was a planned diversion, presumably due to strong headwinds being forecasted.

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by VHZNE
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75087

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

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?


The RJ85s have a bulge to the point where they look 'pregnant'. Would likely have been C-GVFK or C-GVFT, they are both fire bombers.

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by VHZNE
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47317

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

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...

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by VHZNE
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47654

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

qf789 wrote:
Just noticed on FR24 VH-OEB has done a SYD-MEL-SYD rotation today


OEH is also due in to MEL around 2300L from KIX presumably carrying Bon Jovi as he just had a concert there, followed by Melbourne on Saturday.

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by VHZNE
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47654

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

VHZNE wrote:
ZNH has been delivered and is on the way to MEL. ETA is around 2300L tonight. I’m not aware of the name yet.


Named 'Great Barrier Reef'

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by VHZNE
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47654

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

ZNH has been delivered and is on the way to MEL. ETA is around 2300L tonight. I’m not aware of the name yet.

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by VHZNE
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 94996

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

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...

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by VHZNE
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47654

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

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...

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by VHZNE
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47654

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

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...

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by VHZNE
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 48584

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

https://twitter.com/AirportWebcams/stat ... 0335569920


What ports/times will “JAWS” (my nickname for the E2) be visiting?


Only stopped in DRW for fuel on the way to XSP.
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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?


Only stopped in DRW for fuel on the way to XSP.

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by VHZNE
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 48584

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

anstar wrote:
What plane are Harry & Meghan using in for the internal flights?commercial?


They used one of the RAAF Challengers to Dubbo today.

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by VHZNE
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 48584

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

https://twitter.com/perthairport/status ... 22402?s=21


Any idea how many that is now? Around 7 or 8 or something?
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qf789 wrote:
2 more 747F due in PER today, 1330 and 2140 respectively

https://twitter.com/perthairport/status ... 22402?s=21


Any idea how many that is now? Around 7 or 8 or something?

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by VHZNE
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 48584

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

@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...

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by VHZNE
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 48584

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

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...

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by VHZNE
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 48584

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

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...

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by VHZNE
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 94996

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

QF 747 OEI positioned to HKG yesterday for a D Check.

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by VHZNE
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 48584

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

QF 747 OEI positioned to HKG yesterday for a D Check.

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by VHZNE
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 66875

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

qf789 wrote:
QF64 has diverted to PER for medical, Parked at T1



Was not medical. It was for a change of crew due to the delays they experienced before the departure from SA.

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by VHZNE
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 66875

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Does anyone have departure times of the three Cobham RJ100 and one RJ85 that are at Essendon for the footy?

TIA

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by VHZNE
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 66875

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

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...

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by VHZNE
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 66875

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

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...

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by VHZNE
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 66875

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

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...

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by VHZNE
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 66875

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Hi Fly Malta A340-300 9H-SUN is operating BI53/54 BWN-MEL-BWN tomorrow instead of the usual 787.

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