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by RyanairGuru
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA - Why such limited service to Oceania?
Replies: 12
Views: 2532

Re: EVA - Why such limited service to Oceania?

As already said Brisbane has the largest Taiwanese population in Australia.

CI has a much larger focus on marketing connections from Australia to Asia and Europe, whereas BR seem to focus exclusively on BNE-TPE VFR O&D traffic.

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 51
Views: 7396

Re: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport

Do we know which airlines will relocate there? MU and CZ are moving most if not all to Daxing. PEK will likely have all the Star Alliance carriers among others. True. From what I heard it's pretty much set that CA and Star Alliance will stay at PEK. MU and CZ and Skyteam will almost certainly be mo...

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15653

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

Guaranteed flatbeds? If so, then HA might actually become an option to fly to Asia/Australia via Hawaii... HA's long-haul fleet is made up exclusively of A330s at this point and they all have flat-beds in F. And it's a beautiful hard product. It's really an international J-class seat rather than a ...

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by RyanairGuru
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 485
Views: 38415

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Thanks negative Nancy. What makes it successful is not its flights to NZ but the fact it’s achieved what it has thus far. Its an airport run by 2 regional councils that leases land from military, without the expertise that a multi-conglomerate has at running airports. I don’t think they were being ...

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by RyanairGuru
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces Da Nang Vietnam
Replies: 33
Views: 4793

Re: Qatar Airways announces Da Nang Vietnam

interesting. Although I wonder how many people have even heard of Danang in the West, since Asians don't need to trek all the way to Qatar in order to fly there. Development in Da Nang is just insane. Ever since they open the international terminal in 2011, you're seeing new resorts being built lef...

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by RyanairGuru
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 485
Views: 38415

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

I don't remember Alan Joyce ever talking about BNE - YVR being a possibility for QF? It seems strange to me - why YVR, when you could fly to SEA and have 1) no competition, and 2) a hub to feed you, through AS? The quote in the link is almost identical to the one QF provided over a year ago when th...

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by RyanairGuru
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 485
Views: 38415

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Thai Airways are not chasing connectinng traffic. I thought that they are? Last year, a TG VP said “ We see good growth in network selling ,” and that “ We also see opportunities to focus on our network to move passengers beyond Bangkok to other parts of South-east Asia, Asia and Australia .” Indee...

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by RyanairGuru
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 485
Views: 38415

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

SYD-BKK reduced from 11x weekly to 1x daily. If true, that could be extremely dangerous for TG - they'd lose a lot of connections. For example, most of TG's flights from Europe and South Asia arrive in BKK in the early morning, and TG's morning departure from BKK to SYD is likely to be the one to g...

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by RyanairGuru
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes abolishing DST
Replies: 54
Views: 1378

Re: European Commission proposes abolishing DST

If Australia can function with its crazy hodpodge of time zones and different states observing DST then anywhere can. It isn’t ideal but it can be made to work. The economy doesn’t grind to a halt just because it is an hour later in a different city. During summer Adelaide is 30 minutes ahead of Bri...

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by RyanairGuru
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS' Very last 747 "domestic" flight between LAX and JFK today
Replies: 43
Views: 10081

Re: QANTAS' Very last 747 "domestic" flight between LAX and JFK today

Whatsaptudo wrote:
The pilots definitely overnight in New York, but I believe that Cabin Crew may do a return.


That’s my understanding as well. I was under the impression that the only time that cabin crew did not operate a day return to LAX was the brief period when it was operate by an A330.

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by RyanairGuru
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today
Replies: 41
Views: 9990

Re: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today

Hey Gemuser, I doubt that many Canberrans would choose Melbourne over Sydney as a connecting point for flights to SFO. I certainly have never heard of any planning to do so, though that's not saying much. Flights I believe are generally cheaper SYD-SFO and there's a choice of airline : two compelli...

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55598

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

suddenly the proposition isn't so ridiculous anymore. I’m all aboard with a SYD-SEA service but VA doesn’t have a snowflakes chance in hell of being the ones to pull it off. They can’t even fill flights to LAX and you think they’ll be able to sell 300+ seats a day into SEA? It’s a route for a QF 78...

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by RyanairGuru
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37005

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

I think this is Boeing's to lose as the 777X is a more capable frame than the A350. By more capable I mean can carry more payload over distance. Yes, to fly more payload you need more structural support.... With full tanks the 778 also hauls around 25tons more fuel. If the OEW delta is 15t, probabl...

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by RyanairGuru
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55598

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Passengers from AA could theoretically connect onto QF LAX-JFK now. Qantas chooses to only carry on-line connex/stopover passengers as it makes their reporting so much easier and it’s a lot less likely that they inadvertently carry a domestic only passsenger due to some oversight or other.

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by RyanairGuru
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55598

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

A Qantas first officer has been incapacitated after a 733F lost cabin pressure https://www.airlive.net/breaking-qantas-cargo-plane-lost-cabin-pressure-which-resulted-in-the-first-officer-becoming-incapacitated/ So thats why there was a QantasFreight/StarTrack 733F at CBR yesterday. I did wonder why...

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by RyanairGuru
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19037

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

I agree with Gemuser. Plans can change, and right now the 789 deliveries barely cover the 747 retirements. After a decade of inertia Qantas have been growing again internationally over recent years, and have discovered the benefits of the 789 in longer, thinner markets like PER-LHR and MEL-SFO. I wo...

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by RyanairGuru
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55598

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Qantas have what is probably the most passenger friendly schedule change policy of any airline, anywhere in the world. Without oversimplifying things too much the policy is we will rebook you onto whatever you want, so long as it is within the original class of service. No need to mesh RBDs, no need...

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by RyanairGuru
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 84
Views: 6259

Re: Best airline call signs

I quite enjoy Tiger Air - Go Cat. Not anymore, Tigerair (Singapore) are fully merged into Scoot and use “Scooter”. Tigerair Taiwan is “Smart Cat” and Tigerair Australia use the utterly inane “Tiggoz”. Interestingly despite Tigerair being a brand associated with SIA, the two remaining Tigers are 100...

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by RyanairGuru
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55598

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

When I flew KUL-SIN-SYD with JQ on a QF ticket I certainly got free bags, with interline baggage through to SYD. Free meal, drink and amenities as well. That’s 3K, not JQ. 3K and GK interline luggage to Qantas (and many other airlines) over SIN and NRT/KIX. JQ doesn’t for flights touching Australia...

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by RyanairGuru
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55598

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Free luggage, yes, and they interline baggage to the final destination, something they don’t do for JQ-JQ or JQ-QF connections. Not sure about food.

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by RyanairGuru
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55598

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

RE: TK to DPS. Bali is a popular destination with Europeans and the EPL types. I'm sure transits to Australia will be minimal at best considering TK have SQ for all of that. RE: WA Gov/India - The WA Government should stop throwing good money after bad and instead use that money to market WA as a d...

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by RyanairGuru
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 99
Views: 12615

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

Short answer is yes. Long answer is UA are outperforming AA handily in financial metrics and whops their ass in operational metrics. In 2012 United couldn’t dispatch a flight on time to save themselves, now they have significantly closed the gap with Delta for both ontime and completion. The gap bet...

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by RyanairGuru
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 11390

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

One thing to note is that VA's once per week BNE-LAX off-time turn is pretty consistently not just the cheapest flight between BNE and LAX, but the cheapest of pretty much any airline between Australia and LAX. That's because it connects with almost nothing at either end of the route. Flying evening...

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by RyanairGuru
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 11390

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

luv2cattlecall wrote:

What exactly is US equivalent of an SFA? If it like a line check/A check?


Bless you.

SFA = Sweet F@@@ All

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by RyanairGuru
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week
Replies: 158
Views: 19460

Re: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week

BUT would it make more profit than non stop outbound? Who knows, but that is the question. Doubtful. As qf002 pointed out in the other thread, SYD-ORD is 200 nm longer than LHR-PER. The shorter distance of BNE-ORD will allow them to maximise payload. I sincerely doubt that Qantas could charge a sub...

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by RyanairGuru
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 11390

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

The Qantas A380 fleet are flown pretty hard with high utilisation. When they are running SYD-HKG with the 380 the fleet is operating 12/12 without a single spare on the ground or undergoing maintenance. Those longish layovers are essential for maintaining operational reliability in those circumstanc...

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by RyanairGuru
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week
Replies: 158
Views: 19460

Re: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DMSwmkgW0AABvhw.jpg https://twitter.com/BoeingAirplanes/status/920054414752264192 Interesting - if I'm not mistaken that font is the same as the 1970s scheme: 2728446,809322 A nice visual connection with the flying kangaroo logo, although I imagine some graphic design pu...

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by RyanairGuru
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week
Replies: 158
Views: 19460

Re: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week

My bets are: They formally announce SYD-DFW going to 2x daily on 789s Or They formally announce BNE-DFW 1x daily on 789s Or They announce the dates for BNE-LAX-JFK on 789s And finally, this is a interesting one A temporary SYD-BNE-ORD 789 flight (until they can do SYD-ORD on a 77X). IMHO: 1) I doub...

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by RyanairGuru
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week
Replies: 158
Views: 19460

Re: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week

I do think BNE-ORD maybjave the edge over DFW, and Im hoping for a new dot on the QF route map. ORD would be NZ to the punch, QLD has a strong tourism pull of its own, and allows for connections to most of AU with minimal back tracking. ORD was first talked about by QF in modern times from MEL-LAX-...

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 55347

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

[*][quote="ZK-NBT"]ADL-LAX is far fetched. UA to BNE? Or MEL-SFO. QF BNE-SFO maybe.[/

QF BNE-SFO is far fetched. United MEL or BNE though aren't, although neither will happen on the short term.

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by RyanairGuru
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to axe MEL-AKL and BNE-AKL from March 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 13588

Re: Emirates to axe MEL-AKL and BNE-AKL from March 2018

What is this "quid pro quo" people talk of? Just as Emirates rubber stamped Qantas launching PER-LHR and SIN-LHR, Qantas rubber stamped this decision. Neither airline has acted alone in these decisions, this is about optimising returns after the initial five year approval runs its course. ...

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by RyanairGuru
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways major expansion
Replies: 5
Views: 2863

Re: Qatar Airways major expansion

[twoid][/twoid] The 787-8 seems like it should be more permanent than temporary at BOS. It's a better-sized aircraft for that route, IMO. I'm not sure but DOH-BOS might be their longest flight with that plane. DOH-BOS is indeed their longest 787 route. The type doesn't have crew bunks so they have t...

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by RyanairGuru
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 55347

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

First, who said anything about attracting new visitors? There are large existing numbers of visitors that these flights could be used to steal passengers away from But almost none of those visitors solely visit Uluru. The number of international tourists who visit Uluru (or Tasmania for that matter...

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by RyanairGuru
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 36701

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

Dtw_hyd does have a point. Of all the long hauls and heavies out there that night how is it that AC is the only one that got caught up in a situation like this? If they hadn’t been holding for so long we wouldn’t have been having this conversation. Indian ATC may shoulder some of the blame but in s...

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by RyanairGuru
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 55347

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Tasmania may be home to 500,000 people but I’m pretty sure it is the only state in AU where more people live outside the capital than inside it, so the actual catchment is less than half that size for an international flight from Hobart. Queensland is as well, and af 2h30m drive between Launceston ...

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 55347

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

I concur with those saying that it is illogical for the African carriers to be looking anywhere other than Perth. I cannot come up with a single reason to fly to the East Coast, when both the African population and demand to Africa is disproportionately skewed to Western Australia. The market from t...

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by RyanairGuru
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 55347

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Hawaiian Airlines launched BNE in November 2012, so almost five years ago. Hardly a 'new' route!

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by RyanairGuru
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 55347

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Will the BNE based 787s start international flights the day of their delivery or is there a familiarization period? Neither. Subsequent deliveries will not be doing domestic 'familiarisation' trips, but similarly the aircraft won't be pushed into passenger operations straight off the factory flaw a...

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by RyanairGuru
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare Scheduled Aircraft You Can Book, 2017 Q3
Replies: 30
Views: 2376

Re: Rare Scheduled Aircraft You Can Book, 2017 Q3

Not mentioned yet is the Fairchild Metroliner, still operated in scheduled service in Australia by Sharp Airlines. They fly from Melbourne/Essendon (MEB) to Flinders Island, King Island, Portland, Warrnambool, and Merimbula.

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by RyanairGuru
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 127
Views: 18637

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

I can just hear the pigs oinking every time this topic comes up. Why does a "socialist" nation like Canada not have an EAS like program when we have many similar, far flung communities with no air service? How about Australia? I can't speak for Canada, but in Australia it is a state issue...

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 38395

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

To be honest I despise the new Qantas logo ... until now. The new livery was clearly designed to fit on a 787, and it does look marvellous, it's just a shame that they didn't consider what it would look like on other aircraft. I get the feeling that every rendering that was produced of the livery be...

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by RyanairGuru
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 38395

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

So generally, the same as QF No, nothing like QF. Even Canberra-Sydney, which is only about 30 minutes in the air, gets a main course sized salad at dinner time. Melbourne-Canberra and Melbourne-Hobart which average 45-55 minutes in the air get a hot meal. What does VA give you on the same route? B...

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by RyanairGuru
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier
Replies: 50
Views: 12635

Re: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier

Sorry, but "LCC in the back, Premium in the front" won't work. ... Low-yield passengers have Emirates, Qatar, Etihad, even CX or SQ. BA is a premium brand and needs to act that way The reality is that BA can charge a premium to the carriers you mentioned on virtually any route to the Midd...

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Buy Now, Pay Later for Flight Bookings?
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Buy Now, Pay Later for Flight Bookings?

These offers aren't much more than a pay day loan shark. The idea is 'oh yes, I can't afford to go to xxx but this way I can pay it off when I have the money.' I work for a travel agency that has been offering 'interest free' loans for years. This isn't a new thing, as much as individual airlines wa...

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you take a later flight pls sir, the best offer you've had.
Replies: 40
Views: 3153

Re: Would you take a later flight pls sir, the best offer you've had.

I've only accepted an offer once. I flew LHR-IAD-GSO instead of LHR-EWR-GSO in return for USD $1000 vouchers and LHR-IAD in EconomyPlus. I consider this a win-win, UA bumped me off the overbooked LHR-EWR without significantly disrupting my travel plans, and I had enough credit to almost entirely pay...

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 38395

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

How does one "tanker" fuel on an aircraft that has been especially equipped for such purposes? Once the fuel has been pumped into the tanks it cannot be transferred onto another aircraft, indeed if fuel is off loaded then it is considered contaminated and disposed of. Edit: To clarify, do...

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by RyanairGuru
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 185089

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

It's going to be a VERY interesting flight. Through the typhoons of Southeast asia over to the huge winds of Himalayas, up to the Polar downwinds over Kazakhstan and into Europe. They'll have to re-introduce the sickness bags. :-) Given the great circle route SYD-LHR is practically the same as SYD-...

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by RyanairGuru
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 38395

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

How does one "tanker" fuel on an aircraft that has been especially equipped for such purposes? Once the fuel has been pumped into the tanks it cannot be transferred onto another aircraft, indeed if fuel is off loaded then it is considered contaminated and disposed of. Edit: To clarify, doe...

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by RyanairGuru
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/17/2017: UA Trims January, AS Cuts
Replies: 42
Views: 9332

Re: OAG Changes 9/17/2017: UA Trims January, AS Cuts

That's a massive winter reduction for a United. What's gonna happen to all those planes? Maintenance most likely, so that they are good to go for next summer. United have been adding capacity like crazy recently, something Wall Street doesn't like to see. If they pare back their flying in the dead ...

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