SK44, I don't venture any opinion either way in your comments re A380, but I love the passion and the pros and the eloquence with which you expressed your views. well done. I do agree with the noteworthy history comment re OQA from hk144, it is "one out of the box".so to speak, I would lov...Jump to post
QF's 707's were P & W powerplants.Jump to post
Farewell to the above source which was rich of information. Another reference tool gone by the wayside.
"those were the days"............ADL-Mt Gambier (Millicent)-Hamilton-MEB and return daily F27 AN 300/301. Ansett ANA Oct 1968. (service commenced a lot earlier in time) however just an observation as to how long TN/QF took to "take up the cudgel" (at least 53 years and more.)Jump to post
Re post 77. QF timetable eff Nov 1 1972 shows SYD - HKG - LON 707 services with intermediate stops ceased Nov 30 1972. There was a massive rejigging of services across the broad structure of QF services worldwide eff 1 Dec 72, too numerous to detail here. If you are interested in more detailed info,...Jump to post
^I dont think you can compare REX with Impulse. Arguably it could be said that Impulse had such an effect (along with Virgin Blue) that caused a massive change on domestic aviation in Australia. e,g It was the vehicle that allowed the commencement of Jetstar, and cemented QF group domestic dominatio...Jump to post
^^and so they should. A friend of mine came back from Adelaide recently with a jar of Beerenberg Sweet Chilli Rellish. You cannot buy it for love or money in Melbourne. Absolutely recommend it to you all. "A little dab will do you". It sings. cheersJump to post
Deano, do you dislike QF that much? QF or no QF, this country is based on competition plus, and I must agree with myki's comments. If a business can't take the heat in the kitchen, then either stay away, or remove thy self from the heat. AACC is there to ensure all is above board, and if it aint, th...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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". CheersJump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
^^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...Jump to post
^^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...Jump to post
QF 9 appears to be a repat flight.
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...Jump to post
^^"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...Jump to post
The only VA ac in the sky over Australia at 2019 Sat 28 Mar (I cant see any other!)
https://www.timetableimages.com/ttimage ... 83w-04.jpg
A JAT schedule into MEL and SYD in 1983
2 LAN flights into Sydney tonight.
^^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...Jump to post
^^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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
^^ 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...Jump to post
https://www.flightradar24.com/JST1/23870c23 Just to rub salt into the wound.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
Kikko19 wrote:Simply stop flying over these areas.
It seems the tribe is on its way to PER
https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/ ... 3e68310bb1
Hmm, do we think QF will ditch Boeing and go Airbus in domestic fleet replacement for QF mainline
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, ...Jump to post
QF9 is late tonight (3 hrs). ??