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by SeaEagle8
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 351
Views: 39649

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Qantas says their first priority with BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD is to make them daily, they also say BNE may see other US routes in the future such as DFW and SEA https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-eyes-further-brisbane-growth-beyond-chicago-san-francisco?itm_source=featured-article&itm_medium=hero&...

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by SeaEagle8
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 351
Views: 39649

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Qantas says their first priority with BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD is to make them daily, they also say BNE may see other US routes in the future such as DFW and SEA https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-eyes-further-brisbane-growth-beyond-chicago-san-francisco?itm_source=featured-article&itm_medium=hero&...

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 351
Views: 39649

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

With today’s announcement, QF’s USA network (including JQ and AA) will be quite extensive: Ex SYD: -LAX 2x daily -SFO daily -DFW daily/6 weekly -JFK daily (via LAX, using BNE-LAX aircraft) -HNL (5x QF, 4x JQ?) Ex MEL - LAX 9x weekly - SFO 4x weekly - HNL 3x weekly JQ Ex BNE -LAX daily -SFO 3x weekl...

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 351
Views: 39649

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The question is, where are these 789's coming from? They can't be part of the additional order, as this was supposed to be 747 replacement, so what current QF 789 routes could be dropped? SYD-HKG is an obvious one, back to an A330, but that's just one aircraft and for ORD and SFO you'd need, what, ...

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 351
Views: 39649

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Qantas to announce non-stop flights from BNE to SFO and ORD today https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-non-stop-chicago-brisbane-flights?itm_source=featured-article&itm_medium=hero&itm_campaign=news Does this mean the JV is now formally approved? I understood from initial media release that thes...

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by SeaEagle8
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 351
Views: 39649

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Looking at those BITRE figures again and specifically AUS-NZ. I didn't realise at first glance but VA actually flew fewer passengers to NZ in March 2019 vs March 2018 despite a 17% increase in capacity. I thought the lower LF was just not absorbing the increase in seats but to fly even fewer passeng...

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by SeaEagle8
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 351
Views: 39649

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

For those interested, BITRE International Airline Activity - March 2019 report is out. https://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/files/International_airline_activity_1903.pdf The pattern with NZ services continues. LF by Airline: QF 86.8 JQ 85.8 NZ 83.1 VA 68.1 QF, JQ and NZ have dropped approx...

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by SeaEagle8
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 351
Views: 39649

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

For those interested, BITRE International Airline Activity - March 2019 report is out. https://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/files/International_airline_activity_1903.pdf The pattern with NZ services continues. LF by Airline: QF 86.8 JQ 85.8 NZ 83.1 VA 68.1 QF, JQ and NZ have dropped approx...

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12235

Re: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted

That small town comment was ignorant.
Regardless of population you have to look at the demographics of the population too. Corporate premium travel, immigrant population, and the ability to attract inbound travel. This is where Sydney has an advantage on top of the fact it is the largest city.

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 351
Views: 39649

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I don’t think you’re understanding me.

Speculate away but if you say there is a press release then provide a link to it.

That better?

Otherwise, like I’ve said speculate away and have fun with all the possibilities.

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 351
Views: 39649

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The rep came from AA in SYD and is in complete knowledge of the airline plans. The rep is adamant BNE will start sometime in 2020 which fits with what AA has announced as well as BAC meeting which was held 3 months or so ago advising them of these plans. Route could not be confirmed due to confiden...

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 351
Views: 39649

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The rep came from AA in SYD and is in complete knowledge of the airline plans. The rep is adamant BNE will start sometime in 2020 which fits with what AA has announced as well as BAC meeting which was held 3 months or so ago advising them of these plans. Route could not be confirmed due to confiden...

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by SeaEagle8
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 351
Views: 39649

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Saturday at America Travel Expo in BNE, an AA rep was asked if they plan BNE of which the answer was yes. So most likely BNE is getting service from AA. Could be DFW or LAX. Is that an actual reliable source? An AA rep? I'm sure BNE is in AA's plans. When that happens though? Who knows. Everything ...

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by SeaEagle8
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 351
Views: 39649

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Saturday at America Travel Expo in BNE, an AA rep was asked if they plan BNE of which the answer was yes. So most likely BNE is getting service from AA. Could be DFW or LAX. Is that an actual reliable source? An AA rep? I'm sure BNE is in AA's plans. When that happens though? Who knows. Everything ...

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by SeaEagle8
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 125
Views: 16129

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

Is this source an AA source?

So his expectations are LAX-SYD remains a 789 and AA adds LAX-MEL and expands AKL with possible flights from DFW?

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by SeaEagle8
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 125
Views: 16129

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

Agree with that. Speculate with a bit of effort backing up an opinion like the last few posters. Don’t speculate by saying something is in a press release that isn’t even mentioned in it.

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by SeaEagle8
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 125
Views: 16129

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

So it's merely a frequency question out BNE. If QF are adding more than 3 or 4 services per week then MEL aircraft must assist. If MEL aircraft are needed out of BNE something will need to be reduced out of MEL and that something isn't going to be MEL-PER-LHR. Hence the speculation around the 789 L...

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by SeaEagle8
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 125
Views: 16129

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

[threeid][/threeid] With AA replacing MEL-LAX does that mean that’s QF flight will be moved to DFW? The flight being replaced by an AA flight is, if the information in this thread is correct, is QF 95/96 which is the second MEL-LAX flight currently running 2 per week, does not leave much capacity fo...

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by SeaEagle8
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 125
Views: 16129

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

I believe that aircraft will be freed up to do BNE-ORD/SFO according to the QF memo I don’t think the “memo” suggests anything about that. No announcements about frequency have been made. I doubt either will be daily. So it’s hard to say at this point how much metal will need to be committed to the...

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by SeaEagle8
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 125
Views: 16129

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

With AA replacing MEL-LAX does that mean that’s QF flight will be moved to DFW? I believe that aircraft will be freed up to do BNE-ORD/SFO according to the QF memo I don’t think the “memo” suggests anything about that. No announcements about frequency have been made. I doubt either will be daily. S...

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by SeaEagle8
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 351
Views: 39649

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

undertheradar wrote:
Thanks for all your great work qf789..just thought I'd say that :)


I agree completely. The amount of timely information he provides is greatly appreciated.

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by SeaEagle8
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 351
Views: 39649

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

So I think we all agree Sydney will be served by 40 international carriers when Malindo starts.

Breakdown by region:

SE Asia 10
China 8
Americas 6
South Pacific 6
Other East/North Asia 5
Middle East 3
Europe 1
South Asia 1

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by SeaEagle8
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 351
Views: 39649

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Using Wikipedia as a source which is what I used for SYD. I know that’s not always a perfect source but it shows BNE will be at 26? Cairns will be at 7 after CX pulls out but Jin Air is new. BNE is currently 26, 27 when XJ launch BNE-DMK in 3 weeks. BNE: AC, NZ, NF, SB, PX, CI, CZ, MU, CX, BR, FJ, ...

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by SeaEagle8
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 351
Views: 39649

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Using Wikipedia as a source which is what I used for SYD. I know that’s not always a perfect source but it shows BNE will be at 26?
Cairns will be at 7 after CX pulls out but Jin Air is new.

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by SeaEagle8
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 351
Views: 39649

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

TN486T wrote:
^^from a vic based av geek , "yippee". Something to be proud of, but very much expected. MEL and AVV is snapping at your heels. :box: :box: :box:


OK I'll spar :box: :box: :box:

MEL will be at 34 once Air Vanuatu starts. Impressive too.

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by SeaEagle8
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 351
Views: 39649

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

With Malindo’s upcoming new service to Sydney in August this will be SYD’s 40th international passenger airline.

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by SeaEagle8
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 351
Views: 39649

Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

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Welcome to the Australian Aviation Thread for June 2019. Please continue to add your comments below.

Link to last thread:

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by SeaEagle8
Fri May 31, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... gust-2019/

OD171 KUL1825 – 2135DPS2235 – 0640+1SYD 738 D
OD172 SYD1200 – 1650DPS1800 – 2110KUL 738 D
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Malindo’s new SYD service now open for reservation.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... gust-2019/

OD171 KUL1825 – 2135DPS2235 – 0640+1SYD 738 D
OD172 SYD1200 – 1650DPS1800 – 2110KUL 738 D

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by SeaEagle8
Fri May 24, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Projections & statistics that’s all they are & Sydney will continue to be far more attractive & gateway. The upper hand Melbourne have working in their favour would be 24 hour Ops until Badgery’s Creek is up & running. The Airlines & tourists alike will continue travelling to Sy...

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by SeaEagle8
Fri May 24, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

I didn't want to start a we versus they bashing but just highlighting that the article was a good overview of what's happening at Melbourne Airport. I agree with Indianic World too that Sydney does have the advantage of a larger business community that attracts premium travel. I would think Melbourn...

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by SeaEagle8
Fri May 24, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Statistically it actually does look like Melbourne will catch up to Sydney's population. So perhaps not really journalism crap after all. But I agree Sydney will continue to be the busiest international gateway for years to come. Meanwhile Sydney Airport had its AGM today. Page 14 highlights possibl...

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by SeaEagle8
Fri May 24, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

https://www.smh.com.au/business/the-eco ... 516bx.html
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Decent article about Melbourne Airport's expansions plans in the SMH today.

https://www.smh.com.au/business/the-eco ... 516bx.html

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by SeaEagle8
Tue May 21, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59015

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 SeaEagle8
Tue May 21, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Would be nice to see HBA build a few aerobridges. I think it’s big enough (grown enough) to warrant it. Maybe 3-4?
It’s the only capital city without any not that that should be the determining factor but that would be nice for HBA.

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by SeaEagle8
Fri May 17, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Haneda/Narita Japan-Canada slot increase 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 1491

Re: Haneda/Narita Japan-Canada slot increase 2020

The way I read the thread topic it sounds like a given. Is it confirmed that Canada will receive additional slots? If not you should reword the thread title. If it is you should confirm that in your opening comment.

I’m pretty sure Australia is also after some more too but nothing is confirmed.

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by SeaEagle8
Mon May 13, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Royal Brunei delays start of BNE by a month citing operational reasons https://blueswandaily.com/royal-brunei-airlines-to-delay-launch-of-brunei-brisbane-service-until-10-jul-2019/ That's a very informative article. How vague. To delay a startup only 4 weeks from launch is a pretty late change. It'...

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by SeaEagle8
Mon May 13, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

[threeid][/threeid]

Captdasbomb wrote:
DeltaB717 wrote:
SeaEagle8 wrote:

Tonight's QF55 is cancelled as well.


Yep, ZNA is still 'dead' as I was told shortly after my post!


Would have thought a centre tank issue is no biggie on the SYD -HK-BNE with them being short flights


Yes but QF55 is BNE-LAX.

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by SeaEagle8
Mon May 13, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Looks like QF49 is operating. QF9 got cancelled in Perth after operating the leg from MEL so must have been a technical issue. The positioning flights resulted in QF55 being cancelled. Looks like there was an issue with the aircraft on SYD to HKG, so they positioned one down from BNE. A bit weird a...

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by SeaEagle8
Wed May 08, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

BITRE international figures released for February https://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/files/International_airline_activity_1902.pdf One thing that jumped out is again the load factors between Australia and New Zealand. This is the fourth month since the end of the VA/NZ alliance. VA defini...

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by SeaEagle8
Tue May 07, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

The first two of the six SYD based QF 789s will be put on the SYD-SFO route from 4 December 2019, replacing the 744s. https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-upgrades-sydney-san-francisco-to-boeing-787 This is certainly not surprising. Does the current service operate daily or 6x weekly? It will be daily &...

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by SeaEagle8
Tue May 07, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

The first two of the six SYD based QF 789s will be put on the SYD-SFO route from 4 December 2019, replacing the 744s. https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-upgrades-sydney-san-francisco-to-boeing-787 Weren’t these supposed to be Brisbane based? Change of strategy? Not surprising considering something had...

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by SeaEagle8
Mon May 06, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

VA POM: if the cargo revenue (loose loaded on a 737) was really that good I'd be surprised they handed it over to a QQ F100. VA HIR: what subsidy? The Solomons govt. Is busy propping up their own airline. I thought VA's cash drain was DPS, POM, HIR. VA gives QQ to a lot of their most lucrative rout...

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by SeaEagle8
Fri May 03, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Which brings me to another question, which Australian international routes still have F class? Obviously the QF A380s but does anyone have a decent list? QF SQ EK EY QR BA TG KE CA (Seasonal) CZ (Seasonal) OZ** (A380's have F but not bookable) Sensational. So SYD does still have quite a few flights...

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by SeaEagle8
Fri May 03, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

MEL does not have a large Korean population, infact the Korean population in Brisbane is quite a bit larger and presumably some of them could be tempted to drive to OOL if the price is right Not true according to the 2016 Census. https://quickstats.censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/c...

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by SeaEagle8
Fri May 03, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

MEL does not have a large Korean population, infact the Korean population in Brisbane is quite a bit larger and presumably some of them could be tempted to drive to OOL if the price is right Not true according to the 2016 Census. https://quickstats.censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/c...

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by SeaEagle8
Fri May 03, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

JQ to announce today a new Dreamliner route, 3x weekly Gold Coast to Seoul from December. Any ideas whats being cut back to allow this to happen? Wow, didn't see ICN coming, but I am pleasantly surprised. Will be interesting to see how much SYD/MEL (with the large Korean populations) connecting tra...

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by SeaEagle8
Fri May 03, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

JQ to announce today a new Dreamliner route, 3x weekly Gold Coast to Seoul from December. Any ideas whats being cut back to allow this to happen? Here is Jetstar's news release https://newsroom.jetstar.com/jetstar-set-to-fly-direct-to-south-korea/ Flights commence 8 December JQ49 OOL 1320 - 2200 IC...

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by SeaEagle8
Wed May 01, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Interesting LA to go non-stop to SYD 3 days a week, remaining four will stop in AKL. Curious if AKL will remain daily still with three days terminating? Wonder if this will help QF move to 789s on the route? https://www.ausbt.com.au/latam-s-sydney-santiago-flights-will-be-non-stop-from-november-201...

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by SeaEagle8
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Emirates back to an all A380 schedule to SYD for two months next summer. Source: Airlineroute.net Emirates in Northern winter 2019/20 season once again schedules all-A380 service on Dubai – Sydney route, reflected in recent schedule updates. From 01DEC19 to 31JAN20 (Dubai departure), EK416/417 will ...

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