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by TN486T
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 280
Views: 39711

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

Is there any possible way of getting the flying hours and cycles to date of each of the QF A380's, or is that not for public info?. cheers

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by TN486T
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53213

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Fantastic. Looking forward to seeing these 717's in MEL again. Great ac to travel on.

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by TN486T
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff and it’s Pacific operation
Replies: 23
Views: 3298

Re: Braniff and it’s Pacific operation

I suggest you get hold of a book "Splash of Colors" written by John J Nance. Its all about "The self destruction of Braniff International" It gives you a detailed insight in to the thinking of the President and others in this sorry saga. The book was published in 1984, and I pick...

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by TN486T
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53213

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

https://worldofaviation.com/2020/08/how-covid-19-could-impact-travel-for-years-to-come/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=110820200 A very interesting article worth reading. Lot's of Victorians (and I am one of them) are putting our energies into ensuring we have a safe env...

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by TN486T
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53213

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Restrictions on travel both domestically and internationally will be in place in some form until at least end 2021. I would have thought the prospects of travel in our minds should be "deleted" for the next 18 months and our thoughts and energy redirected to more positive things. There goe...

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by TN486T
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53213

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

So, with all that is happening right now, what is the chances of success for virgin mk2? shall they even get off the ground?

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by TN486T
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68779

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

I am being the devils advocate here - "REX's share price has increased since their announcement"!!! - I have always said that one and a half airlines satisfy australias needs. Add this extra half (REX), and something will give, as sure as "eggs in a fry pan". Cheers

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by TN486T
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68779

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

https://www.timetableimages.com/ttimages/qf/qf6806/qf686-08.jpg From a QF timetable Jun 1968. Note the "sleepover" in Pappeete en route to the UK. No such "sleepover" on the way back. You won't see that these days. I was enroute home from Vietnam in Jun 68 and got an offer to go ...

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by TN486T
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68779

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Re 228. Meant to say uptick of new cases in China.

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by TN486T
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68779

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

ABC reporting restrictions being reapplied due to uptick in new cases (ABC News Report). Is this the start of the predicted second wave? If so it would be totally inadvisable to open our international border to anyone other than NZ. I would expect NZ to open from AU only. No arrivals nor departures ...

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by TN486T
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qantas Antarctica Flight 2018 – Part 2 | Queen of the Skies - Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ | MEL - ZZF - HBA
Replies: 7
Views: 6300

Re: Qantas Antarctica Flight 2018 – Part 2 | Queen of the Skies - Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ | MEL - ZZF - HBA

Absolutely brilliant, loved every photo, there is not a superlative high enough to describe it all. I am just going to say "brilliant". Thank you for your efforts. Take care of yourself. Speaking of the lack of ac noise etc, where I live in Berwick in Vic is basically the Junction of all a...

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by TN486T
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117257

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Any photos of ac parked at Alice Springs?

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by TN486T
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117257

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

^^After 1056 posts in this thread, and everything that has been said and not said, many opinions rational (and maybe some irrational), could i say with some authority that if it is felt we can sustain 2 Australia wide domestic carriers (Ho Hum), then one be full service, and the other "New Worl...

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by TN486T
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117257

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

^^That one made me smile. My 46 year old son flew JQ 12 months ago in a suit, never again he said". I said...then you can pay for the airfares next time. ahmmm

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by TN486T
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117257

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Morrofinch, do you have a confirmed source re your post 815?

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by TN486T
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117257

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

^^No objections to foreign ownership, just as long as it's less than 50%. Why? 1. Because that's the restriction QF has, and we need a level playing field (I have read and heard so much about level playing fields lately, so please, no darn arguments about all the other things QF is and isn't) in rel...

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by TN486T
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117257

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

http://theqantassource.com/

QF 9 appears to be a repat flight.
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http://theqantassource.com/

QF 9 appears to be a repat flight.

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by TN486T
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117257

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

^^Post 386 - well done, we have the systems, lets use them, no exception, cheers

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by TN486T
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99805

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

It seems Paul Scurrah, and the ACCC, have forgotten what the 6-9 month old pilots strike did to domestic operations. But yes we need 2 airlines for competition purposes, but heck, since deregulation, we have had 1 and a bit, never 2 profitable, competitive full service carriers. And regionals, a ver...

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by TN486T
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99805

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

^^"the power of covid19". I suggest its a lot more than that. AJ and his research shows that he felt by going direct to the pilots and getting a positive result was a foregone conclusion. He very rarely does anything that suggests "egg on face". He has a great team working with h...

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by TN486T
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99805

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

https://www.flightradar24.com/VOZ470/24495c2f

The only VA ac in the sky over Australia at 2019 Sat 28 Mar (I cant see any other!)
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https://www.flightradar24.com/VOZ470/24495c2f

The only VA ac in the sky over Australia at 2019 Sat 28 Mar (I cant see any other!)

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by TN486T
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99805

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

https://www.timetableimages.com/ttimage ... 83w-04.jpg

A JAT schedule into MEL and SYD in 1983
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https://www.timetableimages.com/ttimage ... 83w-04.jpg

A JAT schedule into MEL and SYD in 1983

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by TN486T
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99805

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

^^In 1987 (?). JAT were flying into MEL with a DC10. I have a photo somewhere in my archives (hardcopy) from a spotting trip to Tulla.

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by TN486T
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99805

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

https://www.flightradar24.com/LAN1117/24476a44

2 LAN flights into Sydney tonight.
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https://www.flightradar24.com/LAN1117/24476a44

2 LAN flights into Sydney tonight.

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by TN486T
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99805

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

^^Back to the days of the domestic pilots dispute in 1989 in terms of very little commercial ac flying. (and that went on for some 6 months or more) Back then, it was no pilots, now a different reason, but the effects are the same. This time however I would expect cargo to be still operating along w...

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by TN486T
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99805

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

^^BCPA: Commenced flying Sep 15 1946 using chartered ANA (Australian National Airways) DC4's. The original BCPA route was SYD-AUCKLAND-FIJI-CANTON ISLAND-HAWAII-SAN FRAN CISCO-VANCOUVER. In 1948 BCPA received their first of 4 DC 6's. They ordered 6 Comets in 52 for 54 delivery however the takeover b...

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by TN486T
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66337

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Historically, since "deregulation" it has been proven Australia cannot sustain 2 full service profitable airlines. However, QF is so dominant, so how to keep QF honest, we need to ensure some "opposition". How do we do that to ensure profitability for all? Ahem. 2 airline policy ...

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by TN486T
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66337

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

^^ having read the above source I would shudder at working 20-22 hr days" (and yes I have worked them frequently in my younger days) and fatigue is always an issue. It would seem with Capt x F/o x 2 2nd Offr the "experience" up front is at risk especially when Capt or F/O is "res...

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by TN486T
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50028

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

https://www.flightradar24.com/JST1/23870c23 Just to rub salt into the wound.
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https://www.flightradar24.com/JST1/23870c23 Just to rub salt into the wound.

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by TN486T
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50028

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

Re storms in MEL 1600 - 1800 local this evening. 23 diversions I have picked up so far, I may have missed some. QF1014 HBA - MEL back to HBA...VA 274 CBR MEL div to ADL...ANZ 865 ZQN MEL enroute to SYD...TGG 243 SYD MEL back to SYD...QF 443 SYD MEL back to SYD...TGG 683 CBR MEL back to CBR...QF 772 ...

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by TN486T
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should civil aircraft in conflict zones be equipped with anti-missile systems?
Replies: 55
Views: 5875

Re: Should civil aircraft in conflict zones be equipped with anti-missile systems?

Kikko19 wrote:
Simply stop flying over these areas.

ditto, ditto, and more ditto. This should have been post 2 on this thread. common sense really.

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by TN486T
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64867

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/R3DN053/abcde1

It seems the tribe is on its way to PER
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https://www.flightradar24.com/R3DN053/abcde1

It seems the tribe is on its way to PER

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by TN486T
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64867

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and safe christmas, and a prosperous new year. cheers

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by TN486T
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67485

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/ ... 3e68310bb1
Hmm, do we think QF will ditch Boeing and go Airbus in domestic fleet replacement for QF mainline
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https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/ ... 3e68310bb1
Hmm, do we think QF will ditch Boeing and go Airbus in domestic fleet replacement for QF mainline

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by TN486T
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67485

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Good evening all. My son and I travelled to Tassie (read Hobart and Cradle Mountain ) 22 thu 31 Oct. We travelled on the JQ starter plus (i think thats what it is called) fare. The basic fare was something like $42 each way for each of us, plus an extra $40 each way which gave us 20kg luggage each, ...

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by TN486T
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99236

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/QFA9/227b269d

QF9 is late tonight (3 hrs). ??
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https://www.flightradar24.com/QFA9/227b269d

QF9 is late tonight (3 hrs). ??

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by TN486T
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 81887

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

^^well said qf2220. I kinda bristled when I read the "opponent" word.^^

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by TN486T
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 81887

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

^^common sense prevails (retention of the 747 for longer). I certainly wish for QF/Perth airport "thawing". Love that red jumbo.

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by TN486T
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 83495

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

I agree, my comment was not meant in the way you have taken it.

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by TN486T
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 83495

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Hmmmm, just a thought. QF's investment in Alliance now seems a "master stroke", especially if VA disappears. LOL

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by TN486T
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 250
Views: 64072

Re: Qatar Airways to buy Malaysia Airlines?

My money is on a SQ/MAS merger (more SQ than MAS)

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by TN486T
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65507

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Talking about MEB. Is there any way to find the registration of flights from the UK to MEB in the mid 1960s? I have been trying to find the flight my dad and his family arrived on. All I know is it was British eagle and a prop plane and I think it stopped in a few places then Singapore and Darwin. ...

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by TN486T
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65507

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

http://www.timetableimages.com/ttimages ... f63-09.jpg

A page from a QF 1963 timetable showing QF Electra flight to South Africa and vice versa out of MEB.
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http://www.timetableimages.com/ttimages ... f63-09.jpg

A page from a QF 1963 timetable showing QF Electra flight to South Africa and vice versa out of MEB.

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by TN486T
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65507

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/JST750/213a2ad4

Presumably got permission to land out of curfue in SYD prior to take off??
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https://www.flightradar24.com/JST750/213a2ad4

Presumably got permission to land out of curfue in SYD prior to take off??

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by TN486T
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65507

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-09/ ... r/11289764
An interesting article about fog in Launceston that's worth a read, cheers,
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-09/ ... r/11289764
An interesting article about fog in Launceston that's worth a read, cheers,

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by TN486T
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65507

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/JST753/212f4dbc

JQ 753 BNE-LST did a go round at LST and is diverting, it would seem, to HBA
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https://www.flightradar24.com/JST753/212f4dbc

JQ 753 BNE-LST did a go round at LST and is diverting, it would seem, to HBA

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by TN486T
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67579

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

http://theqantassource.com/28-06-19-qan ... more-40084
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^^and 19 cancellations on the MEL-SYD-MEL corridor.
http://theqantassource.com/28-06-19-qan ... more-40084

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by TN486T
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67579

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

^^My understanding was that the airlines didn't want aerobridges: expence, logistics, etc. This has been discussed in a previous Aussie thread.

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by TN486T
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67579

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

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 ...

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