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by SeaEagle8
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789
Replies: 43
Views: 11817

Re: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789

SYD has seen quite a few Air Canada flights in the last few days. 789s and 77Ws. The YYZ flights stopping in LAX westbound and nonstop eastbound. YVR flights remain nonstop as normal.

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by SeaEagle8
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116839

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Can somebody please make a list of the airlines currently still operating scheduled bookable international services into Australia besides QR? I was surprised to see Citilink operating DPS-PER the other morning. Try this list: https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/which-international-airlines-sti...

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by SeaEagle8
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: April Fools Day Thread 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 1214

Re: April Fools Day Thread 2020

Just delete this whole thread. Dumb.

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by SeaEagle8
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: April Fools Day Thread 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 1214

Re: BA announce direct to SYD/MEL Summer 2023

Just delete this already.

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by SeaEagle8
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: April Fools Day Thread 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 1214

Re: BA announce direct to SYD/MEL Summer 2023

Please post a link to this news item thanks.

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by SeaEagle8
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99324

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Exactly. Not another I heard it from “a pilot.” And if Thai Air Asia X is happy with the performance of the Brisbane route, they obviously have very low expectations. This route was due for the chopping block anyway. LCC’s do not make money with load factors less than 80%. Not one month of operation...

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by SeaEagle8
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99324

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Thai Air Asia X has quietly pulled the pin on BNE-DMK. Services withdrawn (or suspended, not sure) from the 5th of April. This one I am not surprised. This flight was performing very poorly anyway. Even December, being a peak travel period, should have had better loads. LCCs need way better loads t...

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by SeaEagle8
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99324

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20200310/ ... hgwg7l.pdf

International down 16.8% and domestic down 4.8%.
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First numbers released indicating the impact of the slowdown.

SYD released its February 2020 passenger numbers today.

https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20200310/ ... hgwg7l.pdf

International down 16.8% and domestic down 4.8%.

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66098

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

If you actually read the QF press release it doesn’t say the bookings are “strong” it says they are “performing well.” “Performing well“ is a much more vague statement than “strong.”

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by SeaEagle8
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49856

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

FR24 is currently showing VH-OEF flying MEL-SYD as QF1370.
It's not showing the destination but clearly its heading to SYD.

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by SeaEagle8
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49856

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

The business links to SYD and MEL though are in another league, for which PVG is a significant destination. That, along with larger Chinese diaspora populations, helps drive year round demand. Let's not pretend that the entire China-Australia market isn't highly seasonal. SYD-CAN is 2x A330 for mos...

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by SeaEagle8
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64569

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

For a startup route in its first month of operations that’s not a bad result. BNE-NRT is a well established route as you say so you would expect that. You can’t really compare the two. However for an airline in its third full month of operations (Thai Air Asia X) hovering around 50% now that’s very ...

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

The total growth of QF intl over the last few years not just the replacement of metal for metal. QF is performing well, VA is not.

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

VA really didn't have a choice did they? They are probably really trying to find a way to turn their international operations around as they continue to bleed red ink. Do they allow QF to just continue to steam roll forward or do they try at a minimum to block that. So they throw in HND as a way to ...

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by SeaEagle8
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Normally a seat count is one direction only. In this case though if you look at the EK numbers that are being lost that has to be bi directional.

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by SeaEagle8
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

SQ may not want to add capacity now that EK is pulling out. The additional capacity added was absorbed at under 70% so there is some yield management that can be worked instead of adding seats. Again adding a 5th daily would dump 220,000 additional seats assuming they added another regional A350.

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by SeaEagle8
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Just shows that the MEL-SIN and SYD-SIN markets can handle more competition.
In any event QF must think there’s too much capacity on this route as well.

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by SeaEagle8
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

[quote="ZK-NBT"]Sure EK are saying that there is "over capacity" on the route but like I said earlier they are the fifth freedom operator getting the lower yielding traffic and the cost for them to operate this tag is makes it unsustainable for them, SQ have done to EK what EK ha...

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by SeaEagle8
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

EK reports they are dropping BNE-SIN due to significant losses on the route. Actions like this don’t normally indicate the capacity needs to be replaced. I agree. Most of their comments seem to indicate that the route is suffering from significant levels of overcapacity at this stage. Not a recipe ...

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by SeaEagle8
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

EK reports they are dropping BNE-SIN due to significant losses on the route. Actions like this don’t normally indicate the capacity needs to be replaced.

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by SeaEagle8
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 98154

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

The only reason I questioned it is the NH load day factor SYD-HND is well under 80%. Unless premium is selling out I can’t imagine doubling capacity on that route.

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by SeaEagle8
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 98154

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

QF may not see much merits in adding a new type (787) to the Jetstar Japan fleet especially when it's for only 2 aircraft. Jetstar Japan will be adding 3 x A321NEO LR's to its fleet so it'll be interesting to see from the Japan side where they use them to. I'd say that's why QF didn't invest into Z...

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by SeaEagle8
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 98154

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Any airport at sea level anywhere in the world will always be at risk of storm surges during heavy storms (typhoons, hurricanes etc). The idea of a perfect storm creating 10 metre waves I suppose could happen but rarely does any emergency plan plan for the worst case scenario.

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 98154

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Don’t forget the QF BNE-SFO/ORD flights are also replacing some of the LAX flights so it’s really only an additional 4 flights per week.

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80843

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

One thing is clear, VA does not have many cards to play with. Currently there is no replacement or expansion plan of long haul aircraft. Very few options to turn the international operations around. Assuming they do get awarded one of the slots, taking 17% of their A330 fleet to start a new route me...

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80843

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

A decision still has to be made by the IASC. HND slots don't come up very often. It is perceived as the superior airport due to its location to central Tokyo compared to Narita. Perhaps VA was looking at NRT as the next intl destination and when the HND slots came up they maybe didn't see a choice. ...

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by SeaEagle8
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80843

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

VA is not in expansion mode. They have no widebody aircraft on order. They have 6 A330s and 5 77Ws. In order for VA to have been working on any long haul expansion they would have to pull the aircraft off (an) existing route(s). They have been bleeding for years and are not in a strong position to c...

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by SeaEagle8
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80843

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

And only just a couple of years ago most PER-East coast flights were all A330s. Now BNE-PER sees about one per day on QF and a couple per week only on VA. SYD/MEL-PER maybe about half the flights on VA and a majority of QF still on A330s.

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by SeaEagle8
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80843

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

From where i sit the decision for Virgin and the HND slot should revolve around the ability of VA to sustain the route over the longer term. I'd suggest this is an opportunistic play from VA to capitalise on the 2020 Olympic games where demand will peak for a very short period of time. If we consid...

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by SeaEagle8
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80843

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Can IASC give a slot on a fixed term basis? Perhaps allocate both to QF now and in 2 years have a review process which may end up in VA getting one? But in two years would it be fair to then take one away from QF and give it to VA. If VA has not met the submission deadline I would say too bad. If m...

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by SeaEagle8
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World routes 2020- route development thread
Replies: 19
Views: 3113

Re: World routes 2020- route development thread

Aren’t we jumping ahead here.
It’s World Routes 2019 that starts in Adelaide today.

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by SeaEagle8
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80843

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

QF has to do something with their 4 789s based in BNE. Yes, I’m aware an agreement was signed by both parties. Whatever subsidies QF receives from this agreement is unknown. My point again is, yes QF has to do something with those 4 aircraft, but above and beyond that I wouldn’t expect much more. An...

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by SeaEagle8
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80843

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

QF is launching BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD. At the same time QF will reduce BNE-LAX to daily only. BNE-USA will increase to twice daily. There is only so much more capacity a smaller city like BNE can take. With a lack of a large premium market I don’t honestly think there will be too much more added out ...

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by SeaEagle8
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80843

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

QF is launching BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD. At the same time QF will reduce BNE-LAX to daily only. BNE-USA will increase to twice daily. There is only so much more capacity a smaller city like BNE can take. With a lack of a large premium market I don’t honestly think there will be too much more added out o...

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by SeaEagle8
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 148
Views: 24489

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

Wow.
Were they so hard done by that they suffered mental anguish and required compensation.
Ok, if that’s the law in Canada, fair enough but how is it possible that somebody has suffered undue hardship to warrant such a payout?

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by SeaEagle8
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.
Replies: 51
Views: 12404

Re: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.

Not a surprise QF MEL-SYD made the list. The route is flown but 738 and 330 most week days every 15-30mins. I think it will be the perfect route for a 797. If it wasn’t for their reliability I’m sure QF would have kept their 763 - with 36J and 210Y running every 30mins. They great for short haul- b...

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by SeaEagle8
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82918

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

I would assume the A380s will be phased out like most airlines seem to be doing or wanting to do.

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by SeaEagle8
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas BNE-LAX-JFK flight question
Replies: 7
Views: 1513

Re: Qantas BNE-LAX-JFK flight question

I checked on sabre and SYD-LAX-JFK is not a same plane service see below FLIGHT DATE SEGMENT DPTR ARVL MLS EQP ELPD MILES SMD 1 QF 11 4AUG SYD LAX 935A 620A LR 388 13.45 7495 N DEP-TERMINAL 1 INTERNATIONAL ARR-TOM BRADLEY INTL TERM LAX JFK 820A 440P B 789 5.20 2458 N DEP-TOM BRADLEY INTL TERM ARR-T...

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by SeaEagle8
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 64809

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Does anyone know how MEL-YVR is going. It had been at 4 weekly for a while now. Is this due to a shortage of aircraft at AC? . As far as I can remember AC's MEL-YVR has always been 4x weekly - if not 3. It has never been more than 4x weekly. With MAX grounding it wouldn't help either. Michael No. I...

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by SeaEagle8
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 64809

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

And AC SYD-YVR is usually on their 77Ls. AC uses different aircraft for each of their Australia flights: 77Ls to SYD, 789s to MEL and 788s to BNE. YVR-AKL will also be on a 788. Perhaps SYD-YVR on QF will become year-round with the next round of deliveries. Does anyone know how MEL-YVR is going. It...

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by SeaEagle8
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 64809

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

And AC SYD-YVR is usually on their 77Ls.
AC uses different aircraft for each of their Australia flights:
77Ls to SYD, 789s to MEL and 788s to BNE. YVR-AKL will also be on a 788.

Perhaps SYD-YVR on QF will become year-round with the next round of deliveries.

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by SeaEagle8
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 64809

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Good news for BNE as they have been fairly light on flights to China. These will help offset the loss of PEK flights on CA.

Meanwhile CZ will bring the A380 back to SYD this summer on one of its three daily flights to CAN.

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 64809

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

ZK-NBT wrote:
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/285156/fiji-airways-discontinues-adelaide-service-in-late-july-2019/

FJ to end ADL from late July.


That was posted as one of the last few entries in the June thread.

Possibly temporary due to the Max grounding.

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by SeaEagle8
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67009

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Speaking of... looks like ADL-NAN is all over Source: https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/1145078284775878657 Will be a shame for ADL, but probably not surprising given FJ's ongoing issues with the 737MAX. Im sure this is only temporary until the Max issue is resolved. Potentially, though the r...

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by SeaEagle8
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67009

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

What have they been using to ADL? Can an NG 737 make NAN-ADL without heavy weight restrictions. Yes, using the 737-800's with a few blanked out seats. This is what FJ used on the ADL route before they had the MAX. Speaking of... looks like ADL-NAN is all over Fiji Airways in recent weeks adjusted N...

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by SeaEagle8
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67009

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

If VA were smart they'd launch SFO or LAS or SEA or another gateway into the USA. Really? How would this make VA smart? Flying 777s to these places would be a disaster in my opinion. Therefore I’d suggest they would be smart not launching anything further to the US. If they can barely make LAX work...

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by SeaEagle8
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67009

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Malindo already upgauging the new SYD service before it even launches. Will still launch with 738s on 14 August but effective 27 October upgauging to 737-900ER. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/285140/malindo-air-nw19-sydney-aircraft-changes/ OD171 KUL1700 – 2010DPS2110 – 0615+1SYD ...

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 7334

Re: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

Doha-Brisbane? Not necessarily super large cities, but a route QR is fighting to start and up there as the biggest hole in their network. And they don't fly there due too the terrible relations between Qatar and Australia? It's just a matter of allowable frequencies between the two countries. The Q...

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by SeaEagle8
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67009

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

EVA Air flight attendants have gone on strike. All BR flights have been cancelled through 30 June so far. Not all of them, the number of staff on strike is probably 1/3 of their entire FA group and apparently flights cancelled are reflected. I still see a lot of regional and majority of their NA ne...

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by SeaEagle8
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67009

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

EVA Air flight attendants have gone on strike.

All BR flights have been cancelled through 30 June so far.

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