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by SenFinn
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116735

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Indeed. It wasn’t a fixture on our corporate hospitality days. This is why companies tend to make decisions on research not anecdotes. Here's my anecdote. I worked for a very large recruitment firm who provided corporate hospitality throughout Australia - from golf days, Australian Open, all footba...

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by SenFinn
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99163

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Anyone know why Jetstar 788 VH-VKL is in Hong Kong?

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by SenFinn
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99163

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Rex will be bailed out in some form as the National Party (and all political parties for that matter) will never allow communities to be cut off, they would send in the RAAF before they isolated rural Australia that way. Rex is rather well connected to the National Party with former federal Transpor...

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by SenFinn
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99163

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

What is the situation with freight? People will be ordering lots of things on line and delivery is often by air and fresh food is moved by air. I gather Cathay Cargo are running at capacity, especially with China lifting restrictions and getting back to work. What about FedEx and DHL etc?

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by SenFinn
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99163

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Articles like this in the media certainly don't help with the Coronavirus situation at the moment - a QF cancellation in SIN due to a broken captains seat being portrayed in the media as Coronavirus related. https://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/episodes/virus/12016748 I was in Singapore at the time of...

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by SenFinn
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99163

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Cathay have had a relationship with AVV in the past. Lots of short term storage space and I’m sure the price would be good.

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by SenFinn
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66061

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

I’ve got an idea, rename Tiger to Virgin Blue and run it as a fun and hip LCC.

Oh yeh, that’s been done before.

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by SenFinn
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66061

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

It would be hard for JQ to sell aircraft they don’t own. The 788’s are owned by QF.

Is there a market for second hand 788’s? The ex Mexico government aircraft has been sitting in the desert for about 2 years. I can’t recall any sales except Boeing white tails.

Do I hear negotiation tactic?

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by SenFinn
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64540

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Just noticed Atlas flight 5Y8747 from BKK to MEL avoiding Indonesian airspace, any ideas why?

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by SenFinn
Fri May 17, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 65195

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

My guess is Scurrah has found some big problems with VA's financial position that perhaps JB may have been hiding. Scurrah will clear the books and get VA in better shape and exit straight after. Maybe you are on to something... https://www.theage.com.au/business/companies/virgin-australia-warns-of...

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by SenFinn
Sun May 12, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 65195

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Having looked at HSR and rail in general in Australia with new technologies, planning and finance I can say good luck. The economic case will never stack up unless the fares are so high the air will win every time. HSR in Australia is a great way of sinking money into the ground. Our population simp...

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by SenFinn
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 71434

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Interesting and nice sentiment from a State Government. Royal Brunei might pull out because no one wants to fly with them but no State Government can ban an airline. I reckon Victoria could (and granted that is a very cautious could) make it difficult for BI to operate in the State with some target...

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by SenFinn
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 71434

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Selling flights from Royal Brunei might not be an issue soon, hearing high level talks going to to ban carrier from Melbourne, lead by the state government. Interesting and nice sentiment from a State Government. Royal Brunei might pull out because no one wants to fly with them but no State Governm...

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by SenFinn
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 75383

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Wonder why they would swap to a QQ 100.... perhaps the overall cost is lower with a sublease. That effectively removes about 60 seats per flight. The 737s are just too big for many of VA’s routes. Perhaps the issue is cost of capital. A new 737 V an old F100. And the F100 would have less cabin crew...

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by SenFinn
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 75383

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Long time, like 15 year, watcher/reader...first time poster, thought I should start to contribute. Given JQ do 787 maintenance in Melb, I’m assuming the QF will send their 787 fleet though Melb maintenance as well. Am I correct? Also what is the schedule for the 787 versus a traditional frame like a...

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