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by lessredtape
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2367

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2020

flew BNE/NAN/BNE last month on an FJ ticket but Malindo aircraft. The seats seemed very low. Maybe cos Asian are short. Service was a bit ordinary.

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by lessredtape
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 294
Views: 48327

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

are there any airports in Denver region that could take an A220 or Breeze e-jets, that couldn't take any bigger aircraft such as A319/B737 ? Rocky Mountain Airport was mentioned in an article recently regarding possible destinations. Centennial Airport would be best since it’s closest to the city, ...

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by lessredtape
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 294
Views: 48327

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

are there any airports in Denver region that could take an A220 or Breeze e-jets, that couldn't take any bigger aircraft such as A319/B737 ?

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by lessredtape
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 816
Views: 84989

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

I think many are misreading Breeze. I think they will be lower cost, not low cost. Think about it, if you want to get from A to B but currently have to go via hub C & it costs you $x & breeze come along & say, we'll fly nonstop for slightly less or even slightly more the $x & save yo...

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by lessredtape
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66366

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Not necessarily, as this is a public statement they would need to follow the stock exchange listing rules and qualify that if it was the case, as analysts and share traders etc would be using this information to make valuation/trade decisions etc. I strong can mean anything. compared to zero bookin...

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by lessredtape
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 816
Views: 84989

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

With Breeze supposedly on the horizon here is some of what is known... - secondary markets to secondary markets - Allegiant style more than Southwest style - Reviewing 500ish routes, 200-300 miles, with some as low as 30 connecting passengers currently. - Avoiding most competition on routes. https:...

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by lessredtape
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66366

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Qantas press release on inaugural BNE-SFO today, QF indicates that forward bookings on BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD are strong https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-takes-off-from-the-sunshine-state-to-the-golden-gate/ yes of course they say that. They'd say that if they had zero paid book...

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by lessredtape
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66366

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Qantas press release on inaugural BNE-SFO today, QF indicates that forward bookings on BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD are strong https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-takes-off-from-the-sunshine-state-to-the-golden-gate/ yes of course they say that. They'd say that if they had zero paid book...

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by lessredtape
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 817
Views: 151638

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

There is no doubt in my mind that Breeze will be a success. Neeleman is a genius in terms of creating successful airlines. I do suspect that Breeze will take advantage of the smaller airports, but I also see them flying larger markets as well. Whatever happens, I know I want in on their IPO when th...

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by lessredtape
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 817
Views: 151638

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

I am for entrepreneurial spirit, but that doesn't mean this is going to be very "nice." While linking secondary cities to secondary cities is cool, I don't see how Breeze is anything unique or has any goals that some legacies haven't already attained. Hiring a low-cost worforce to undermi...

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by lessredtape
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 294
Views: 48327

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

7 of us were flying LAX to EGE(Vail) a month ago. Pilot made 3 attempts to land but said he only had 3/4 mile of visibility & needed 3 miles. So went upstairs & circled 6 times (watched this on seat back monitor) then came on & said running out of fuel, that we needed to dash to DEN for ...

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by lessredtape
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 817
Views: 151638

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

Mid sized unserved markets could be good for PVD Previously served now unserved: PVD-RDU PVD-CLE PVD-PIT PVD-BNA PVD-MCI Good potential PVD-JAX (Navy connection) PVD-ORF/PHF (navy connection and minimal service at BOS to help) PVD-LA basin (red eye for utilization in high O&D market) would PVD ...

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by lessredtape
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66366

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

so couldn't VA just close down the international division ? It sounds like that's where most of the $$$$ are lost & then tell the aircraft owners to come & get their aircraft ? I'm assuming all the profits are in the golden triangle. Australia-LAX is profitable for VA. If it wasn’t, the cur...

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by lessredtape
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66366

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

so couldn't VA just close down the international division ? It sounds like that's where most of the $$$$ are lost & then tell the aircraft owners to come & get their aircraft ? I'm assuming all the profits are in the golden triangle. Australia-LAX is profitable for VA. If it wasn’t, the cur...

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by lessredtape
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66366

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

The A330s operate under the International AOC. Not to dissuade conversation, but things like that are fairly easy to look up through CASA's website, which allows searches for AOCs and specific aircraft registrations. Easier than waiting around for an answer. so couldn't VA just close down the inter...

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by lessredtape
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 817
Views: 151638

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

I know people may have different opinions but, really... this livery is great. A metallic-looking blue jet, totally away from the minimalistic eurowhite trend we have nowadays, and people still complain (boring? lolwut. See Lufthansa's livery first). The scheme remind me of La Compagnie planes, or ...

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by lessredtape
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 817
Views: 151638

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

.[/quote] Thank you for saying it. I’m not sure he truly believes everything he’s saying, but wants to hype up the launch. To recap: -They’re going to start by flying a plane no one wants (E95) -They’re going to fly them in markets that nobody else has found worth trying -They’re going to make money...

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by lessredtape
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 817
Views: 151638

Re: Official: Moxy Becomes Breeze Airways (Livery Photos)

Sponsored by Degree for Men® Was hoping for a Unilever sponsorship for that catchy 'By Mennen' jingle. It's recognizable and clever... as in it's a breeze... love the way they highlight the EZ as in it's easy. I imagine you will book a flight on the web and 'Check Off' your options and adders.... V...

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by lessredtape
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 817
Views: 151638

Re: Official: Moxy Becomes Breeze Airways (Livery Photos)

Jamake1 wrote:
I think this is exciting.
yes WOW just WOW

500 city pairs !!!

It's a Breeze with Breeze !!!

What are PDEWs ?

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by lessredtape
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 817
Views: 151638

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

Mid sized unserved markets could be good for PVD Previously served now unserved: PVD-RDU PVD-CLE PVD-PIT PVD-BNA PVD-MCI Good potential PVD-JAX (Navy connection) PVD-ORF/PHF (navy connection and minimal service at BOS to help) PVD-LA basin (red eye for utilization in high O&D market) would PVD ...

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by lessredtape
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66366

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Are the A330s on same AOC as B737s ? Same company ? The A330s operate under the International AOC. Not to dissuade conversation, but things like that are fairly easy to look up through CASA's website, which allows searches for AOCs and specific aircraft registrations. Easier than waiting around for...

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by lessredtape
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66366

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Are the A330s on same AOC as B737s ? Same company ?

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by lessredtape
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66366

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

NAN seems to be booming. Why wouldn't VA put an A330 on SYD/NAN/SYD once or twice a week or more ? At least in peak season. Fares to NAN seem much higher than to NZ. Crazy situation with FJ to NAN. Cheapest fares around AUD$550-600 return per adult inc taxes, cf. cheapest to LAX/SFO return via NAN ...

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by lessredtape
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66366

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

So with HKG on the scrap heap, does VA even need 6 A332’s in their fleet with the exception of HND? Assuming the 737M10s will still be taken up and fitted with their “game changing” J product, it doesn’t seem like they need an A332 for trans con flights. 3 VA is an in hard place they needed somethi...

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by lessredtape
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30927

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

They can make an offer if they want, but that doesn't mean that Boeing has to accept it. If they don't like the offer, they could just say no. Perhaps Ryanair is calculating that they might really want an order right now and be willing to accept a very low price, plus they will have to pay compensa...

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by lessredtape
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: post coronavirus fares ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

Re: post coronavirus fares ?

From the experience of SARS, those of us in Hong Kong expect this to last until May. You are overly optimistic with the timeframe. We should be more worried about how many Asian carriers will still be standing at the end of all this. At the height of SARS, flights were still operating into HKG, tho...

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by lessredtape
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30927

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

The buyer making an offer ... is that really how it’s done ? I believe MOL is getting this one wrong. Passengers are really concerned and really aware - and that includes the average person. Overheard this conversation in my holiday flight from CGN to LPA on Corendon flight XR 1304 on 1.1.2020 (Cor...

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by lessredtape
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66366

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Means there won't be any LOL Did even start? VA really struggling to establish their international startups JNB, AUH, HKG... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Wasn’t there HKT too? Back with the 77Ws in the early days. Yet somehow they make BNE-DUD and NTL-AKL work? Aren't DUD & NTL routes sub...

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by lessredtape
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66366

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

NAN seems to be booming. Why wouldn't VA put an A330 on SYD/NAN/SYD once or twice a week or more ? At least in peak season. Fares to NAN seem much higher than to NZ. Crazy situation with FJ to NAN. Cheapest fares around AUD$550-600 return per adult inc taxes, cf. cheapest to LAX/SFO return via NAN a...

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by lessredtape
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30927

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

The buyer making an offer ... is that really how it’s done ? I believe MOL is getting this one wrong. Passengers are really concerned and really aware - and that includes the average person. Overheard this conversation in my holiday flight from CGN to LPA on Corendon flight XR 1304 on 1.1.2020 (Cor...

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by lessredtape
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30927

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

The buyer making an offer ... is that really how it’s done ? I believe MOL is getting this one wrong. Passengers are really concerned and really aware - and that includes the average person. Overheard this conversation in my holiday flight from CGN to LPA on Corendon flight XR 1304 on 1.1.2020 (Cor...

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by lessredtape
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30927

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

The buyer making an offer ... is that really how it’s done ? I believe MOL is getting this one wrong. Passengers are really concerned and really aware - and that includes the average person. Overheard this conversation in my holiday flight from CGN to LPA on Corendon flight XR 1304 on 1.1.2020 (Cor...

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by lessredtape
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: post coronavirus fares ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

post coronavirus fares ?

ok so hopefully Coronavirus will be finished in month or 2. When Chinese carriers start flying long haul again, surely they'll be dumping seats at crazy low prices to get people back on Chinese carriers. This will then surely impact most international airlines, or at least those flying North America...

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by lessredtape
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 817
Views: 151638

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

Could Breeze have already purchased an AOC, without disclosing who it was brought from?? Remember back in the day, mergers went unannounced for months before being made public. I read stories in airline history books how that Ms Jones, Mr Smith assistant was included, while the boss was not. "...

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by lessredtape
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of snow in Japan – not good for flights next winter
Replies: 18
Views: 3546

Re: Lack of snow in Japan – not good for flights next winter

just notified that prices in Colorado for next ski season 2020-2021 will be out early March. Guess with coronavirus, lack of snow in some part of EU & Japan & recession in Australia, resorts are realising, that the earlier they get prices out, the more bookings they will get, especially if e...

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by lessredtape
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 817
Views: 151638

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

I am too lazy to go back and look at 11 pages. Is Breeze going to be the name of the new airline? I think it's pretty awesome. I can see pretty good marketing opportunities with that name. Making flying a breeze. yes great name. Much better than Moxy. Think Neeleman has hit the right target. Big ai...

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by lessredtape
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of snow in Japan – not good for flights next winter
Replies: 18
Views: 3546

Re: Lack of snow in Japan – not good for flights next winter

With USA now by far the cheapest place to ski, might be a shift to USA or will the Japanese & airlines drop prices to counter the negative effect ? Where do you get that from? As a skier, living in the U,S. I don't know what the costs of skiing in Japan are but here's how I rank the areas I've ...

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by lessredtape
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of snow in Japan – not good for flights next winter
Replies: 18
Views: 3546

Re: Lack of snow in Japan – not good for flights next winter

Many people seem to book their snow holidays based on previous seasons snow. https://www.snocountry.com/news/entry/japan-s-ski-areas-are-having-their-worst-winter-in-decades Many 1000s of Australians head to Japan every northern winter, for various reasons. 1) Perception it’s cheap (not really) 2) ...

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by lessredtape
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of snow in Japan – not good for flights next winter
Replies: 18
Views: 3546

Re: Lack of snow in Japan – not good for flights next winter

With USA now by far the cheapest place to ski, might be a shift to USA or will the Japanese & airlines drop prices to counter the negative effect ? The USA is very expensive compared to Japan from Australia with the AUD at 68c. Japan will do just fine. Niseko is doing fine for snow cover and th...

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by lessredtape
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of snow in Japan – not good for flights next winter
Replies: 18
Views: 3546

Lack of snow in Japan – not good for flights next winter

Many people seem to book their snow holidays based on previous seasons snow. https://www.snocountry.com/news/entry/japan-s-ski-areas-are-having-their-worst-winter-in-decades Many 1000s of Australians head to Japan every northern winter, for various reasons. 1) Perception it’s cheap (not really) 2) P...

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by lessredtape
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 817
Views: 151638

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

starts ups in USA seem to take an enormous amount of time. In Australia, even with all our bureacracy(the most per person in the world I think), it doesn't take that long.

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by lessredtape
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 30783

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

https://www.euroav.com/news/european-av ... 0-aircraft

Might have been used to filling in for B787s with that certain engine problem ?
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European Aviation bought ten A345/6s from Etihad about 2 years ago. Must have got them for a song.

https://www.euroav.com/news/european-av ... 0-aircraft

Might have been used to filling in for B787s with that certain engine problem ?

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by lessredtape
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 817
Views: 151638

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/ ... 0-Jan-2020
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just got this ....


27-Jan-2020 11:08 AM
David Neeleman’s Breeze airline launch: is 2020 feasible?

https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/ ... 0-Jan-2020

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by lessredtape
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211759

Re: Wuhan Evacuation Flights - Who is operating?

where do they quarantine & for how long ? 2 weeks, 4 weeks, longer ?

They should probably all stay in China.

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by lessredtape
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50041

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

Interesting email from velocity. Looks like lots of economy lite / basic fares are coming to virgin, with reduced points. Currently international but I wonder if it creeps into domestic. Anyone know any more? Not just VA, DL are doing it too on their SYD-LAX flight, so regardless whether you book o...

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by lessredtape
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64900

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

How do you think Virgin as a business will handle the heavy maintenance checks on there 777 fleet next year and the trimming of flights to LA? Especially Va1/Va2 that is dropping from a daily service to 5 flights a week? hopeless. VA need to maintain daily from at least 2 cities to LAX & at sam...

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by lessredtape
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64900

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

How do you think Virgin as a business will handle the heavy maintenance checks on there 777 fleet next year and the trimming of flights to LA? Especially Va1/Va2 that is dropping from a daily service to 5 flights a week? hopeless. VA need to maintain daily from at least 2 cities to LAX & at sam...

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by lessredtape
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64900

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Before we get in to predictions for 2020 (which I'm assuming we'll do in the Jan thread) - how did everyone go with their 2019 predictions? Jan '19 thread here: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1411749 if anyone needs a reminder My predictions turned out mixed. Predictions: I...

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by lessredtape
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64900

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

looking at flights to NAN due to cyclone there. Almost everything is canc today, except VA, but FJ have a red eye tomorrow night BNE/NAN & still selling & VA have an A332 BNE/NAN early tomorrow. Can an A332 land on cross runway at NAN ? which is 2136m ? Yes an A332 can land on a runway of t...

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by lessredtape
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64900

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

If VA was smart they'd launch SFO and get the tech market. UA recently upgauged SFO-SYD to the 77W for the tech J seats. With QF going daily SYD-SFO, recently launching MEL-SFO along with UA, and soon BNE-SFO, I think VA have missed the boat again, not that they had the aircraft anyway. Years ago I...

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