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by Captdasbomb
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 67034

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

ArtV wrote:
Captdasbomb wrote:

Would be interesting to know what they do with the first batches of graduates from the Pilot Academy.


Centrelink?

That would suck considering most would have exhausted the HECS limit & can’t study any other program without fronting the full fees

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by Captdasbomb
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 67034

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Qantas 747-400ER VH-OEE on the first leg of her trip to the desert: SYD-LAX as QF6001. Currently taxiing out to the runway at SYD. As mentioned before, she will depart LAX for MHV as QF6001 on Wednesday June 17, 2020 at 9:30AM local time. Note, VH-OEE was the first 747-400ER, wearing test registrat...

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by Captdasbomb
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 67034

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Of course I agree in the long run. But if the 787’s are put into long term preservation (pilots will run out of qualification, not just regency) and a requirement arises for QF to operate a rescue (or some other such operation) flight places further afield, the A330 could easily do it. Not direct o...

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by Captdasbomb
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 67034

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

QF have already announced they have stopped all remaining international routes, namely LHR and LAX. My bet is that if International were to return in the next 12 months, it would be Singapore, Hong Kong and Auckland. But any passenger services would only be operated to ports that were inside the so...

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by Captdasbomb
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 67034

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

The Australian government is extending the Domestic Aviation Network Support till 30 September (previously only until next week) and the Regional Airline Network Support till 31 December (previous plan was to end on 30 September). Leased airports will also be able to seek partial relief from land t...

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by Captdasbomb
Wed May 27, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 67592

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

The Tourism Restart Taskforce has worked out a timeline for International flights to resume 1 July Proposed NZ bubble to include Pacific Islands as well 10 September - international flights to start resuming 15 December - all international flights started https://7news.com.au/news/tourism/timetable...

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by Captdasbomb
Sat May 23, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 67592

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Why single out QLD as WA is also closed- just ask Clive Palmer lol. I'm sure the QLD Premier has concluded as there is a state election this year, keeping the state healthy is a higher priority even it affects those in the tourism sector. Don't really think the WA government cares if border stays c...

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by Captdasbomb
Fri May 22, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 67592

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

It makes sense that QF are still sending their 747s with titles still to MHV as pre -covid QF was chronically short of aircraft. Whether getting rid of the 747s would allow Qantas to have enough aircraft to do International and Domestic is the ? There will be plenty of aircraft, QF are playing it s...

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by Captdasbomb
Thu May 21, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 67592

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Qantas Dreamliner VH-ZNL is Undergoing Final Assembly. Thought AJ put a pause on new frames or it's already paid for?

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by Captdasbomb
Fri May 15, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 67592

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Perth Airport and Qantas have come to a mutual agreement over their recent dispute. All breach and termination notices have been withdrawn and also moving forward timeline over determining true market value of T4 https://www.perthairport.com.au/Home/corporate/articles/2020/05/15/01/05/joint-stateme...

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by Captdasbomb
Sat May 09, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 67592

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Definite power struggle going on with claims on both sides. That should not be playing out in the press. The claim of 8m mum and dad's superranuants is beyond silly, given those same 8m will be invested in Qantas given its index position. In some ways it probably wouldn't be a bad option for Qantas...

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by Captdasbomb
Tue May 05, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 67592

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

A lot of theory's as to when international routes will open up Aside from NZ and the proposed bubble Most have mentioned US, UK and Asia Please have a look at the covid-19 numbers for these countries US over 1.2 million and add 25000-30000 new cases per day UK nearly 200,000 with 4000-4000 daily ne...

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by Captdasbomb
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Twiggy would be interesting, and I imagine he could rope in other WA-based companies such as Wesfarmers, who are said to be very interested in Velocity enhancing its FlyBuys scheme. I wonder how a largely PER-based Virgin would look? Would it seek to relocate its base to Perth if PER was willing to...

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by Captdasbomb
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Just heard on the radio apparently vehicles at PER are blocking all VA aircraft from leaving. No source yet as it’s breaking. Shouldn't they be doing that with QF too? didn't QF having an outstanding bill over there despite with PER? or have they sorted that payment out? Qantas will eventually pay ...

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by Captdasbomb
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Think most of the SAA market would rather take the cheaper option & go via Dubai/Doha/KL/Singapore unless Qantas does the Perth to Joburg direct. Would love Ethiopian to bring in their A350s though I thought Sydney to Jo’burg was already a long flight. How much longer would it be to transit via...

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by Captdasbomb
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

If SAA falls over, it wont generate huge amounts of extra traffic for QF from SYD, as a significant amount is local WA traffic. I can see QF more likely putting on a A330 flight from PER or MK adding further flights. I guess that depends on how much of the SAA traffic is east coast originating. The...

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by Captdasbomb
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Cathay Pacific making plenty of cuts, closing US crew bases not relevant here but this is, "129 Australian pilots (Airbus) will be furloughed" https://twitter.com/JournoDannyAero/status/1251072933205733378 More at https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-cathay-pacific/cathay...

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by Captdasbomb
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

ZNE is operating QF9 MEL-PER-LHR https://www.flightradar24.com/QFA9/2459ad00 Heard from a friend that QF9 on 12/4 was cancelled at late notice for passengers and operated with freight only, supposedly due to a change in quarantine restrictions for crew. Anyone know any more details, and if it might...

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by Captdasbomb
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Rio Boss was on radio this week They have asked for flights to be doubled so you could be right So they can fill planes to max 50% to keep some distancing 67% as they are blocking the middle seats, both aisle and window seats can be occupied so 4/6 per row for the 737s and A320s. Not sure whether I...

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by Captdasbomb
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Given FIFO operations are largely continuing unaffected, would it be fair to say that PER is currently the busiest domestic airport in Australia? Rio Boss was on radio this week They have asked for flights to be doubled so you could be right So they can fill planes to max 50% to keep some distancin...

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by Captdasbomb
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Given FIFO operations are largely continuing unaffected, would it be fair to say that PER is currently the busiest domestic airport in Australia? Rio Boss was on radio this week They have asked for flights to be doubled so you could be right So they can fill planes to max 50% to keep some distancin...

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by Captdasbomb
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Tomorrow Qantas is operating 1 flight between MEL and SYD but no return flight. The flight is being operated by a Q400 and going via CBR. For the return leg JQ will be the only airline offering a SYD-MEL service https://twitter.com/FATIIIAviation/status/1248443921123835905?s=20 So there will be mor...

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by Captdasbomb
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

https://twitter.com/PerthAirport/status ... 02497?s=20


Wouldn't be surprised if T2 becomes a Mon - Fri operation soon
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qf789 wrote:
VA's T1 at PER is now closed until further notice, VA ops from T2 are continuing

https://twitter.com/PerthAirport/status ... 02497?s=20


Wouldn't be surprised if T2 becomes a Mon - Fri operation soon

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by Captdasbomb
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Virgin to suspend all flights except a single SYD-MEL run till mid June https://twitter.com/ausbt/status/1248130775280545792?s=21 I struggle to see what the point would be? Maybe just to keep some of the 738 pilots current? . That’s pretty much the only reason I can think of as well. Pilots need to...

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by Captdasbomb
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

789's will be used though not seat back entertainment will be available, basic food and service will be provided, no FF points or status credits available, set fare so only economy seats can be booked, no business or premium economy You’d hope they would provide an proper meal on LHR-PER? Otherwise...

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by Captdasbomb
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Chipmunk1973 wrote:
CraigAnderson wrote:
Boof wrote:

Repatriation flight for Morman missionaries is what I’ve heard. Going back to SCL as well.


At least they won't need to load any booze, that'll keep the take-off weight down!


Don’t forget the cumulative weight of all the bibles.


Would you classify 2nd wife as excess baggage? :)

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by Captdasbomb
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

RyanairGuru wrote:
Whatsaptudo wrote:
Of course it's not the last flight, they have be flown to Mojave.


Touche :spin:

Hahaha. Points Flights to LAX & SFO en route to Mojave.
1 from each capital city thank you

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by Captdasbomb
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116241

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Qantas Fleet Status A330-200 EBA - stored BNE EBB - stored BNE EBC - stored BNE EBD - stored BNE EBE - stored AVV EBF - stored AVV EBG - stored AVV EBJ - stored AVV EBK - in service EBL - stored AVV EBM - in service EBN - in service EBO - stored BNE EBP - in service EBQ - in service EBR - stored AV...

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by Captdasbomb
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Going off the following it looks like QF's next 789 being ZNL is about to enter final assembly, I guess the question is when will it be delivered, around mid May or will it be delayed? https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FH3Y2-vRUgojntPkCSJI5Pd-15rsJ1a0SFCRaT-iqgo/edit#gid=19 Given the amount o...

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by Captdasbomb
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Slightly off centre idea, but could the lower capacity of the 744 compared to the A380 actually help it and QF in the ramp up of operations? Given there are 6 744-ERs, this could form a base network of say SYD-LAX and SYD-LHR, and perhaps at a lower aircraft cost than using A380s on the route? Migh...

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by Captdasbomb
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Slightly off centre idea, but could the lower capacity of the 744 compared to the A380 actually help it and QF in the ramp up of operations? Given there are 6 744-ERs, this could form a base network of say SYD-LAX and SYD-LHR, and perhaps at a lower aircraft cost than using A380s on the route? Migh...

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qf789 wrote:
LATAM SYD flight is due to only operate once this week

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-29mar20/


Welcome to Page 20.

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by Captdasbomb
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

[quote="qf2220"]Slightly off centre idea, but could the lower capacity of the 744 compared to the A380 actually help it and QF in the ramp up of operations? Given there are 6 744-ERs, this could form a base network of say SYD-LAX and SYD-LHR, and perhaps at a lower aircraft cost than using...

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by Captdasbomb
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Great effort, QF789, thanks! Total noob question... how would the airlines keep their crews type rated? There's an hours-based flight time requirement per year, am I right? In which case, how would that be managed? Or would they just let it lapse and factor in the future cost of re-certifying the c...

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by Captdasbomb
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Qantas says 85% of pilots have voted in favour of EBA for Project Sunrise meaning that once all this stuff with Coronavirus settles down an order for the A350-1000's can be placed https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/project-sunrise-is-go-as-qantas-pilots-agree-to-ultra-long-flights The power of...

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by Captdasbomb
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Virgin Fleet Status A330-200 XFC - stored AVV XFD - stored BNE XFE - stored PER XFG - stored BNE XFH - stored MEL XFJ - stored AVV ATR FVN - stored MEB FVP - in service FVQ - stored MEB FVR - stored MEB FVZ - stored MEB VPJ - stored MEB 737-700 VBY - stored BNE VBZ - stored MEL 737-800 BZG - stored...

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by Captdasbomb
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Latest changes from Qatar ADL - 1 daily cancelled 21 Mar - 31 May, 5 weekly A350-1000 1-30 Jun 20 BNE - 1 daily 77W, 29 Mar - 30 Apr 20 QR912 DOH2000 – 1720+1BNE 77W D QR913 BNE2120 – 0520+1DOH 77W D MEL - increases to 2 daily 27 Mar - 30 Apr 20, 77W operated QR994/995, QR904/905 A350-1000 replaces...

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by Captdasbomb
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Would make sense if its last service with possible crew on minimum rest to fly return service The inbound crew won't be required to fly the return service (the crew from the last QF27 will still be in SCL), but they will need to be on the plane deadheading given the lack of alternative ways home fr...

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by Captdasbomb
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

JBusworth wrote:
Chris2302 wrote:
What’s happening with VH-OEE? When is it leaving Santiago?


There seems be a 24 hour delay on QF28. Qantas has it arriving back in Sydney at 17:50 on the 29th.

Can anyone confirm this is the case?


Would make sense if its last service with possible crew on minimum rest to fly return service

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by Captdasbomb
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Rumours are circulating that there will be more chartered repatriation flights to Australia, especially in relation to cruise ships off our coast. WA premier Mark Mcgowan hinted at German Charter flights to rescue Germans stuck on the Aratania given they’re allowed to come ashore. Can anyone elabor...

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by Captdasbomb
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

I wonder if Perth Airport can play hard ball with Qantas seeing that FIFO flights are continuing

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by Captdasbomb
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200322/bf55dff1392695d10f731a15a941136a.jpg https://www.smh.com.au/national/tighter-travel-restrictions-to-force-qantas-virgin-to-cut-more-flights-20200320-p54c70.html Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Why are they keeping the 747s. Can’t see a situation where th...

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by Captdasbomb
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

The Northern Territory has just announced their borders are shut from Tuesday so I guess there are more cancellations for DRW/ASP on the way. This also causes another issue, can’t see ASP being used as storage as anyone who flies in would need to self isolate https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation...

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by Captdasbomb
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

On the bright side BHP is looking at upgrading current FIFO flights to 737/A320 at 50% capacity. Apparently Fokkers are a bit too close for comfort.

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by Captdasbomb
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

So pretty much all the ME flights will be cancelled from tomorrow & Qantas will do the mercy runs to pick up anyone caught in the chaos?

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by Captdasbomb
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Just a thought bubble, I wonder what the logistics would be like to redeploy grounded FAs to work the phones given how unable to cope VA and QF call centres are at present. A week of training? The bigger problem is probably the actual on-shore call centre infrastructure is virtually non-existent no...

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by Captdasbomb
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

The Australian this morning said that Virgin had available cash of $1.1billion. doesn't sound like going bust. Might sound like a lot but if you have a lot of debt due and no revenue coming in as no one is booking yet you still have your costs Im not sure how long it will last. Would expect a few r...

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by Captdasbomb
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Was expecting a lot more cancellation with the mandatory 14 day quarantine for everyone. Would suck if you work FIFO & stay in South East Asia or a tourist spending 14 days indoors

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by Captdasbomb
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

I would be inclined to pull the trigger & ground all flights to Hong kong & China Too late now. In hindsight, you may have done that a month ago but, now the virus is in the local community, it won't significantly slow the virus' spread I think Captdasbomb context is economic reality, not v...

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by Captdasbomb
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98857

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

I would be inclined to pull the trigger & ground all flights to Hong kong & China

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