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by Thatcher
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 52511

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

Interesting QF 'breaking news' article in the Sydney Morning Herald: Qantas says it is considering moving out of its corporate headquarters in Sydney's Mascot and could shift to Western Sydney Airport or interstate as it prepares for life as a smaller company in the post-pandemic future. Qantas said...

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by Thatcher
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 56488

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

I haven't read much on this: why would VIC be stopling flights for six weeks when the sole purpose of quarantine, whether you have the virus or not, is to ensure you come out the other side virus-free? Because police and health resources rightly focused on the 1000 new cases they've had in the past...

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by Thatcher
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 56488

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Perth to be capped at 525 international passenger arrivals per week https://twitter.com/6pr/status/1280349877197631490?s=21 That seems low doesn't it? Max 1050 concurrently in quarantine - even SA have committed to 1200, and NSW 6300. WA have seemed so ... pleased with themselves up until this poin...

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by Thatcher
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 69607

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

People from the City won't use Western Sydney Airport via Public Transport because having to get to and from it via connecting Metro services and suburban train services will simply take too long. Realistically you're looking at Cargo Services plus people in Western Sydney being the users of the Ai...

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by Thatcher
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100719

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

It’s a useful measure for the airlines as whilst they’re holding your money, it does assist their financial liquidity. What about the liquidity of the people that they are holding money of? Holding money in the bank of Qantas does me no favours at all.. Not even an interest payment. Haha, didn't wa...

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by Thatcher
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100719

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Emirates' current Australia plans according to Routes online Not current any more, EK is suspending ALL flights from March 25 for at least two weeks due to the UAE's ban on passenger flights. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/emirates-cancels-all-flights Yeah they were all off, then some were...

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by Thatcher
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100719

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

I wonder what the result of all those Qantas cancellations being turned into travel vouchers will be once passengers can travel again. Will there be a mini resurgence in travel as passengers attempt to convert them to trips? Will fare increases mean they effectively lose a lot of value? Or will Qan...

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by Thatcher
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100719

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Emirates' current Australia plans according to Routes online: Based on GDS schedule and inventory listing, Emirates operation for the period of 25MAR20 – 31MAR20 as follows. As schedule change remains ongoing, Information listed below is as of 0240GMT 23MAR20. Dubai – Melbourne Departure from Dubai ...

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by Thatcher
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100719

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Don't recall it being mentioned here, apologies if it was - VA's credit rating has been downgraded, "descending into junk" status according to The Australian three days ago. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/aviation/virgin-credit-rating-descending-into-junk/news-story/80a055212c87...

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by Thatcher
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100719

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

We all have absolutely no idea what will happen on the back-end of this crisis. Traffic may recover quickly or ramp up more slowly over time but there is a saying in business that you should never waste a crisis so I'm sure CEOs may use the crisis as an opportunity to eliminate costs that would be ...

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by Thatcher
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s
Replies: 113
Views: 13561

Re: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s

Out of interest, why are the A300s operated by "Virgin Australia International"? The A330s are on the VAi AOC, alongside the 77Ws and the former VANZ (Pacific Blue) 738s. AFAICS (two different sources), only the A330s are operated by VAI. I understand about different AOCs, my question was...

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by Thatcher
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 96445

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

I am reading reports of airlines rebranding the MAX to things like '737-8' to get away from the now-toxic 'MAX' branding. I don't imagine this is news to anyone here. https://simpleflying.com/tui-becomes-latest-airline-to-drop-boeing-737-max-branding/ I am wondering though, is there anything stoppin...

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by Thatcher
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66707

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Re-read what Myki said, they are absolutely correct that CBR can be cut so long as they operate a SYD-XXX route where XXX is any airport in the country other than PER/MEL/SYD/BNE. I understand the distinction there, but is there anything stopping QR dropping the CBR tag and operating DOH-SWZ-DOH di...

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by Thatcher
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66707

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

As for SWX, I think you will initially see a few QFd flights along with JQ. Internationally probably just the LCCs, and maybe as mentioned above a few midnight flights. Obviously it will expand over time. But by that time SYD may be far better for QF-QFi transfers with the current Master Plan addin...

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by Thatcher
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66707

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

It's not the they have to fly to CBR to get the extra 7 flights in to Australia, just that it had to include something other than PER/MEL/SYD/BNE (any other airports e.g. ADL do not have any limits). They could've chosen DOH-SYD-OOL/DRW/HBA/CNS. So they can dump CBR, but to keep the extra flight, t...

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by Thatcher
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66707

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

The other thing I’m kind of curious about is what QF will do when SWZ comes online in a few years. Will the Sydney-London flights via SIN go from there or would they look at opportunities like LGW? Rgds, C1973 With the SYD-many Project Sunrise routes on the horizon, surely QF will have contingencie...

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by Thatcher
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22554

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

I wish there were a way to identify the "my right to recline" people and the "why make a miserable situation worse" people once seated. I could recline into the RtR faces quite gleefully, and they wouldn't mind one bit. But that video - both at fault IMO. The guy is having a tant...

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by Thatcher
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF to end scenic flights to Antarctica?
Replies: 55
Views: 13870

Re: QF to end scenic flights to Antarctica?

Don't worry, you definitely don't sound like a snob. Sounds like you got a flight with a large number high paid blue collar workers (the ones with far more money than sense), who thought a flight over Antarctica would make a great 'lads night out' !!! This is really unbelievable, but when the fligh...

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by Thatcher
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65245

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

they should have discussed JAL before as they moved from NRT to HND And then being swiftly fined by authorieis because of cartel conduct. When it comes to new services 90%+ of time MEL does miss out so this is nothing new to us. Michael MEL posts seem to fall into either "ain't we growing, ain...

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by Thatcher
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 68031

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

BITRE for August out Thai AirAsia X averaging around 50% on BNE-DMK Virgin NZ loads improving, HKG is another story EK NZ loads just scrapping in around 40% Batik PER-DPS now averaging around 80% https://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/files/International_airline_activity_1908.pdf Those BNE-D...

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by Thatcher
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82981

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

FJ isn’t happy with QF having their own SYD-NAN flights. https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/fijian-airways-slams-aggressive-qantas-20190914-p52rbk.html Strong words from the FJ CEO: “Qantas’ sudden flip from ally to adversary has been very damaging for Fiji Airways. It is competing aggressiv...

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by Thatcher
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heathrow terminal renaming
Replies: 62
Views: 12346

Re: Heathrow terminal renaming

Will Heathrow ever get round to renaming its terminals? As I understand it, once the 3rd runway is (eventually) built the plan is to demolish Terminal 3, in order to allow expansion of Terminal 2. Combined with the already closed Terminal 1, this would leave two "missing" terminals. Perha...

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by Thatcher
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82981

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Earthworks at SWZ set to begin in early 2020 https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/09/western-sydney-airport-to-commence-major-earthworks-in-2020/ This is the 'major earthworks' contract - 25 million cubic meters. Earthworks in the terminal and runway area, 1.8 million cubic meters - "about s...

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by Thatcher
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 68272

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Hi, I've been reincarnated - previous name 'moolor'. I had website issues several months ago that sound a lot like the ones TN486T was having under his old name. I hadn't gotten around to re-registering until now. Anyway, FJ are having a $350 SYD-NAN return 72 hour sale to celebrate the A350 joining...

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