And Godfrey simply got lucky with Ansetts collapse. Had NZ put in another $50m i doubt DJ would have lasted beyond 2002. Would have been interesting to know what NZ would have done with DJ, if there bid to buy in them 2001went ahead. I think DJ would simply have become AN's version of JQ. Let's not...Jump to post
Could we see some XLRs based in NZ? Maybe AKL-HNL or AKL-PER? I could see that - also doing the likes of AKL - DPS, on top of AKL - HNL and AKL - PER. Cheers, C. If that happens it’ll be with JQ NZ. Qantas has a working relationship with Air NZ at the moment so you’ll see JQ expand into other inter...Jump to post
Woah! "Qantas will add the long-range Airbus A321XLR to its fleet, first flights from 2024" https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-adds-airbus-a321xlr-to-its-fleet" I refuse to belong to paywall sites. Someone else is suggesting 12 for QF 12 for JQ and the rest for JQ international????? Is ...Jump to post
Yesterday (Sunday 26th May)Qantas had two flights SYD LHR .. QF1 and QF5 .. QF5 (VH-OQE) which had an ETD of 2230 hours via SIN and ETD into LHR 1625LT .. After that, it is being ferried to Dresden (DRS) ... I'm guessing this is the first of the QF A380's for refit ? You're correct. You’re incorrec...Jump to post
With the wings and engines basically intact, why did only the rear fuselage burn? There’s no fuel in the rear fuselage so what caught alight? Was there a fire already ragging in the cargo hold prior to landing?Jump to post
Interesting ABC Radio discussion about NTL and the NSW Government plans for a new regional international freight airport
https://www.abc.net.au/radio/newcastle/ ... n/11074076
Qantas has pushed back A388 refurbishments, the first starting in July now. Premium economy pitch will be same as 789’s https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-pushes-back-airbus-a380-upgrade-to-mid-2019?utm_source=hero So does that mean that OQA won't be refurbished while in AUH? The QF A380 refurbs are b...Jump to post
Big plans at Newcastle Airport
https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5894 ... an-routes/
They didn’t have schedules that fed into their own regional destinations from NTL, confusing and inconsistent baggage allowance based on the fare you paid, little marketing, unappealing schedule and the flights couldn’t even be found on Skyscanner. With Jetstar’s marketing and well known brand they’...Jump to post
Can anyone provide some insight as to why Flypelican is ceasing its NTL - ADL flights in April? The article states its not a viable service, and I can't find any published load factor statistics. https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5825760/up-in-the-air-flypelican-pulls-out-of-newcastle-adelaide-rou...Jump to post
Looks like a fiasco at Newcastle Airport tonight. Virgin Australia’s inaugural flight from Auckland was delayed a few hours and now the departure from Newcastle is rescheduled to depart tomorrow at 12.15pm. Something went wrong, very wrong.Jump to post
Interesting article on Newcastle Airports international service.
https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5759 ... 73#slide=3
Well of course SouthWest is going to call it an incident. Obviously they want to protect their brand and there’s no legislation making them call it something else.
I think we’ve already ascertained the difference between an incident, accident and the highly subjective word ‘crash’.
The word ‘crash’ is too subjective which is why it’s not used in accident reporting. The correct terminology is ‘accident’ or ‘incident ‘. What happend to PX073 is an accident. Maybe best we don’t use the word ‘crash’ because it means different things to different people.Jump to post
Emergency procedure for ditching in 737 is this: - Fit life jacket, direct passengers to fit life jackets - Don't open rear doors, disarm doors as aircraft will be tail heavy. - Open overwing exits - Remove life raft from ceiling - Use able bodied passengers to assit placing life raft outside both o...Jump to post
And again, it’s successfuly operated by 2 separate regional councils. If you think "multi-conglomerates" are better at running airports, perhaps they should let them run NTL as well? We’re so city-centric in this country. Are we?! From where I sit, Australia has an inexplicable fascinatio...Jump to post
I don’t think they were being negative, I just think “success story” is too strong a term. Under what other circumstances do you declare something a success before the event has even occurred? I agree, I’m not really sure what there is to celebrate. NTL supports a reasonable level of service to BNE...Jump to post
Thanks negative Nancy. What makes it successful is not its flights to NZ but the fact it’s achieved what it has thus far. Its an airport run by 2 regional councils that leases land from military, without the expertise that a multi-conglomerate has at running airports.Jump to post