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by TN486T
Tue Nov 15, 2022 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 54519

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

What is MBB?

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by TN486T
Sat Nov 05, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 54519

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

Can someone explain to me the reasons behind 3K being transferred to T4? How is 3K doing anyway? I seem to think?? that they are an afterthought these days.

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by TN486T
Sun Sep 11, 2022 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 65944

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

^^ I agree in total. Written and explained systematically. What was done at QF to save the airline hurt everyone and I mean everyone. The only other way was to come under total govt control, and that opens up so many "contortions, its not funny. Covid affect then and now on the airline, employe...

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by TN486T
Sun Jul 24, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2022
Replies: 358
Views: 63792

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2022

Reminds me of the terminals at MEB and the old ADL which puts HBA about 50 years behind the times.

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by TN486T
Mon Jul 11, 2022 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2022
Replies: 358
Views: 63792

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2022

Re previous post. Forget I asked, I have just reviewed the matter on the ACCC website. cheers

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by TN486T
Mon Jul 11, 2022 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2022
Replies: 358
Views: 63792

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2022

Has QF moved to 100% ownership of Alliance, last I heard they had 19.9% (?) and was moving to 100%. If they have not yet finalised the deal, when do they expect to.??

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by TN486T
Tue Feb 22, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 64606

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

QF1961 ASP-DRW arr 2003 20 Feb and QF 1952 ASP-DRW arr 2024 20 Feb. Both190's, any idea about these 2 flights. pax i assume, but it seems rather odd around dep and arr times, very close together. Just curious? They don't appear on a QF flight schedule search. QF1952 is ADL-DRW and has a scheduled d...

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by TN486T
Sun Feb 20, 2022 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 64606

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

QF1961 ASP-DRW arr 2003 20 Feb and QF 1952 ASP-DRW arr 2024 20 Feb. Both190's, any idea about these 2 flights. pax i assume, but it seems rather odd around dep and arr times, very close together. Just curious? They don't appear on a QF flight schedule search.

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by TN486T
Mon Jan 31, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 56668

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

Wasn't there some pledge at one point by "the authorities" that a purpose "built" facility be provided for spotting? However I am resigned to the fact I will not see this in my lifetime.

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by TN486T
Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 56668

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

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...

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by TN486T
Fri Dec 24, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021
Replies: 478
Views: 67237

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021

Ditto to all the xmax cheer and wishes. Take care all and stay safe.

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by TN486T
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 420
Views: 64618

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

^^now now people. Lets keep everything above board. With comments like that on a public forum, you leave yourself wide open.

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by TN486T
Thu Jul 01, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 27743

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021

http://theqantassource.com/
Farewell to the above source which was rich of information. Another reference tool gone by the wayside.
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http://theqantassource.com/
Farewell to the above source which was rich of information. Another reference tool gone by the wayside.

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by TN486T
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 52617

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

"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.)

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by TN486T
Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 52617

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

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,...

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by TN486T
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 52617

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

^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...

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by TN486T
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2021
Replies: 309
Views: 46062

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2021

^^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. cheers

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by TN486T
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 53338

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2020

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...

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by TN486T
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 55105

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: 57789

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: 3968

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: 57789

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: 57789

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: 57789

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: 73239

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: 73239

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: 73239

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: 73239

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: 8776

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: 124680

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: 124680

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: 124680

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: 124680

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: 124680

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: 124680

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: 124680

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: 106296

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: 106296

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: 106296

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: 106296

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: 106296

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: 106296

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: 106296

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: 106296

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: 69964

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: 69964

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: 52633

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: 52633

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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