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by JQ321
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 123
Views: 15710

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/AIG deal

Contrary to all here, I think Airbus' response is genius. They know the order is far from done and that at any time IAG can walk away from the 737MAX. They also know that if they provide a price that is lower than what IAG got from Boeing, IAG will try to and get Boeing to match Airbus' price. And ...

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by JQ321
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 433
Views: 52944

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

they may want to hurry up and order more aircraft. Plenty of time for that. And I suspect somewhat dependent on the Sunrise decision and timing. With last night's announcement of the 321XLR I also wonder whether a small fleet based at BNE, ADL and CBR is a possibility for flights to SIN, HKG and NR...

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by JQ321
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226420

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

This recent interview with Qantas CEO Alan Joyce suggests that the primary ULH routes to be served from MEL and SYD are: ⋅ London ⋅ New York ⋅ Chicago ⋅ Rio de Janeiro ⋅ Cape Town You Mean routes under Project Sunrise not ULH. Cape Town is ULH

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by JQ321
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 125
Views: 16248

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

Detroit313 wrote:
Wow! DFW - AKL would be great!

But it has no source. Nor supported evidence other than rumors.

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by JQ321
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:20 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: 12270

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

Is Brisbane the Aussie end of the route because of range? Otherwise I don’t get it. 75% of traffic will have to take a domestic flight from Sydney or Melbourne first, so it’s no improvement on going via LAX on QF/AA or via AKL on NZ. Reminds me of the people who said after the success of PER LHR th...

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by JQ321
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whay do the many 747-4xx number variations mean
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

Re: Whay do the many 747-4xx number variations mean

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_B ... omer_codes

Not just specific to the 747.

Specific to all aircraft prior to the 777
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afterburner33 wrote:
Boeing customer codes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_B ... omer_codes

Not just specific to the 747.

Specific to all aircraft prior to the 777

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by JQ321
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 433
Views: 52944

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

QF has again pushed back its A380 refurbishment program, now starting next month with first A380 back in the air in Sept https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-a380-refurbishment Any idea on why this keeps getting pushed back? I would have thought now was the best time to get started on this while the A38...

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by JQ321
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 433
Views: 52944

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/ ... ew-livery/
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Looks like Korean Air is repainting the last 4 A380's.
They have now completed their first:
https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/ ... ew-livery/

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by JQ321
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY sends first A350 to storage
Replies: 28
Views: 10734

Re: EY sends first A350 to storage

So is this EY sending it to storage or Airbus/ Owner?

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by JQ321
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 433
Views: 52944

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD in the planning works following the tentative QF/AA JV approval. Both routes expected to replace the current QF55/56 BNE-LAX terminators and SYD/BNE-HKG flying (HKG reverting to A330). https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-and-american-airlines-welcome-us-depar...

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by JQ321
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Air New Zealand 80% owned by the New Zealand government still?
Replies: 17
Views: 2683

Re: Is Air New Zealand 80% owned by the New Zealand government still?

NZ's Running of ANZ is the best running of a state owned airline. Governments can't run airlines. Run them as businesses not political tools.

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by JQ321
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226420

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Airbus sales chief says both A350 variants viable for Project Sunrise https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-confirms-both-a350-variants-viable-for-qanta-458641/ think there is a major problem when the manufacturer says that one aircraft which has already been ruled out is viable. The Cu...

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by JQ321
Fri May 31, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12329

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

One Failure is that they fail to realise that they are only 49 not 50 for another year.

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by JQ321
Tue May 28, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59134

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

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...

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by JQ321
Sat May 18, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59134

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Reducing some services during May and June (traditionally the quietest two months of the year) has been standard practice for many years. The article mentions CBR; would that be quieter because of the Federal Election and Parliament not sitting? If the article were balanced then it would also menti...

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by JQ321
Fri May 10, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59134

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

ben175 wrote:
With all this bullet train talk around the federal election and labour now pledging $1 billion to build it - what would the impact of high speed rail between SYD/MEL/BNE have on the golden triangle air travel?

Less Pollution...

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by JQ321
Fri May 03, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59134

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

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 traffic JQ will be able to generate on the route via OOL MEL does not have a large Korean population, infact the Korean population in Brisbane is qui...

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by JQ321
Thu May 02, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42832

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

FJ is buying 2x A359 for expansion. Source Fiji Airways They're not buying them. They're leasing them from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. They will be delivered in November and December 2019. Original source posted purchasing with the assistance of the Fiji Government Well that's not the Case. This wo...

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by JQ321
Thu May 02, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42832

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

777ER wrote:
FJ is buying 2x A359 for expansion.

Source Fiji Airways

They're not buying them. They're leasing them from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. They will be delivered in November and December 2019.

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by JQ321
Wed May 01, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 48640

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

With QANTAS's Fleet repaint will the Mendoorwoorrji Livery be ditched or will it be adapted to the new Silver Roo Scheme or could we see an entirely new scheme on a 737?

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by JQ321
Wed May 01, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42832

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

LATAM flying non-stop SCL-SYD 3/week. Its not clear from the article what is happening on the 3 days the service isnt stopping in AKL, but I presume AKL-SCL and AKL-SYD will be dropping to 4/week? https://www.ausbt.com.au/latam-s-sydney-santiago-flights-will-be-non-stop-from-november-2019?utm_sourc...

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by JQ321
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59134

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

With QANTAS's Fleet repaint will the Mendoorwoorrji Livery be ditched or will it be adapted to the new Silver Roo Scheme or could we see an entirely new scheme on a 737?

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by JQ321
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66710

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Certainly a possibility. With 18 A321LRs on order I think it’s safe to assume that there are bigger plans brewing. I agree - I’m also not certain that all 788s will be taken from DPS. My guess is they maintain 1x daily each from SYD and MEL. The second daily MEL could go 321 with some additional fl...

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by JQ321
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66710

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

"Hong Kong’s Air Accident Investigation Authority is probing a "serious" incident on a February flight from Perth to Hong Kong when the captain became incapacitated. Cathay Pacific flight CX170 had taken off from Perth International Airport on February 21 and was flying over the Sout...

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by JQ321
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66710

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

"Hong Kong’s Air Accident Investigation Authority is probing a "serious" incident on a February flight from Perth to Hong Kong when the captain became incapacitated. Cathay Pacific flight CX170 had taken off from Perth International Airport on February 21 and was flying over the Sout...

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by JQ321
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66710

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Please atleast re read my post on why I think HND will get it, no body has proved weather HND can not can’t take the A380. HND has very few taxiway capabilities for the A380. Operations are restricted to late evening and early mornings, (Yes QF operate at those times but factor in any delays or div...

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by JQ321
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66710

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

[SYD-SFO may had been possible with the A380, but QF recently diversifying to MEL-SFO with the possibility/mention of BNE-SFO (replacing the QF55/56 BNE-LAX terminators) makes a A380 on the SFO routes less likely. A380 on BNE-LAX has a snowflakes chance (in addition, QF currently doesn't have inter...

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by JQ321
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66710

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Reports from Boeing's Charleston SC 787-10 plant of concerns over the 787-10 have resurfaced, these first heard many years ago but have returned over concerns over the 737 MAX. AirlineRatings has an update plus Boeing's response to the recent article by the New York Times, although to be honest I w...

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by JQ321
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66710

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

I was thinking a terminator, with EY drawing down their market share, an opportunity to supplement some of the EK capacity? Or could they simply retire one 380 from the fleet? I don't think they'd retire but if there was a spare A380 (or 2) SYD and MEL to DXB might be a reasonably low risk way if p...

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by JQ321
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66710

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Just a thought. Would there be any business case for QF to pass on the A380 to JQ at some stage. If so, under what context and possible routes? Unless if there's a "leisure" and/or "low yielding" route capable of filling 600+ seats on a A380 on a consistent basis and at a profit...

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by JQ321
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66710

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

I’m not sure if I saw an illusion but I was on a QF 737 taxing to the runway literally just like 10mins ago and I glimpsed an EVA airline aircraft sitting on the international terminal apron. Before I could have a better look again my aircraft turned and I lost my angle to observe it. Anyone has an...

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by JQ321
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66710

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

qf2220 wrote:
QF744ER wrote:
Hearing DFW becomes a B787 from November which in-turn frees up A380's for use elsewhere in the network, some are saying JNB.


Surely as a 2x 787 for 1 A380 right?

7x SYD-DFW and 3x MEL-DFW (weekly)
so 3x787 for 2 A380

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by JQ321
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66710

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

log0008 wrote:
Disappointed QF didn't opt for MEL-KIX which has been mentioned internally but SYD-CTS sure is interesting.

I'm also disappointed that QANTAS didn't opt for a route which would've less profitable than the one they did. They should launch flights from Adelaide to Laos.

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by JQ321
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66710

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Is the A380 utilisation going to be reduced until the completion of the refurb program? Normally A380 utilisation is 11 aircraft for most of the year with 1 in maintenance and then 12 during peak periods and no maintenance. At the moment they are only using 10 frames with 2 on the ground. This goes...

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by JQ321
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66710

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

VH-VKJ is currently grounded in Japan after having engine surges on descent. The atsb website has an ‘overview’ on what happened. Could this mean that VH-OEB stays longer than the 30 April to cover until the grounded 787-8 is ungrounded and back in service for JQ Highly doubt it especially with the...

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by JQ321
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66710

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

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. Coul...

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by JQ321
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66710

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

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

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by JQ321
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66710

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

royalswazi wrote:
We should all stone Royal Brunei planes lol

Good Idea they're all the same gender...

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by JQ321
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66710

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

http://australianaviation.com.au/2019/0 ... ty-747-8f/
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QANTAS Replacing their 2 Atlas Air 747-400F leases with 2 747-8F in Atlas Air Livery.
See Link:
http://australianaviation.com.au/2019/0 ... ty-747-8f/

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by JQ321
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66710

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Please enlighten me on VA’s BNE/MEL/SYD-LAX. VA only have 5x 77Ws which are all deployed to LAX. A few weeks ago, a plane went belly up in LAX resulting in some delays and pax repro on DL. Basically, a fleet of 5 frames with no other equipment to cover for it can make for some interesting constrain...

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by JQ321
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75132

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

It looks like Qantas looked into Hong Kong Express though decided against it as it would setback its relationship with CX http://www.orientaviation.com/articles/4259/hk-express-acquisition-could-set-new-benchmark-for-competition-concentration Definitely not an equal relationship then. Or CX wanted ...

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by JQ321
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75132

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Cheers qf002, what network changes have been made to free up 789's for QF127/128 or was there slack in their schedules? They've had a 789 on MEL-HKG since late last year which now switches back to A330s. More broadly speaking, this 789 was supposed to be flying a new route to the US from BNE but as...

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by JQ321
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?
Replies: 94
Views: 10227

Re: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?

2019 Paris Air Show is on June 23, approximately 3 months away. It is a big opportunity to restore trust in MAX and in Boeing as well. What can they do at the Paris Air Show to make things better ? My Advices : 1-) Complete the necessary fix of the MCAS system and other modifications. If possible, ...

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by JQ321
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75132

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Could this arrangement work however? SYD-LHR-SYD MEL-LHR-MEL BNE-PER-LHR-PER-BNE SYD-SIN-LHR-SIN-SYD That way Brisbane gets a "direct" flight (although via Perth), and the other 3 cities gets the non-stops, and the via SIN option is still available with timed connections from BNE and MEL....

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by JQ321
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75132

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

The whole argument over why they chose a early morning arrival from PER into LHR at around 5am was to minimise hold times, the same would apply to other non-stops, therefore if any flight is going to land at LHR at lunchtime it will be the SIN one. Was it? I remember it being mentioned but the sche...

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by JQ321
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75132

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Joyce had stated that SIN-LHR-SIN will remain (hence the new F lounge) once the new direct SYD and MEL to LHR begin. So QF could be back up to 4x daily if the keep PER as well: SYD-LHR-SYD MEL-LHR-MEL ???-SIN-LHR-SIN-??? PER-LHR-PER They said East Coast and in their Diagram included Brisbane so may...

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by JQ321
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75132

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

ACT Government is trying to lure a direct flight between CBR and China. https://www.canberratimes.com.au/canberra-news/andrew-barr-in-china-looking-to-woo-airlines-to-canberra-20190325-p517fv.html My thought is other than HKG, there's no port in China where this route will be profitable without sub...

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by JQ321
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75132

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

kriskim wrote:
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.

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by JQ321
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75132

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

decry wrote:
Tigerair's 738 VH-YVA is scheduled to operate it's first service tomorrow MEL-OOL as TT562.

Good... They're finally moving on with their 3 year transition after ... 3 years.

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75132

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status ... 31744?s=21

Do you happen to know who the charterer is? If so, who is it?
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qf789 wrote:
VA to operate one time charter BNE-LAS on 12 July 19

https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status ... 31744?s=21

Do you happen to know who the charterer is? If so, who is it?

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