[twoid][/twoid] It’s the only 789 operating ex SYD, a 789 will do BNE-HKG once a week and then HKG-SYD-HKG usually for the next 6 days before swapping with another frame on the once weekly BNE-HKG. If it doesn't need to be rotated out for maintenance then there is really no need to change the aircr...Jump to post
Anyone know what's going on with B789 -ZND? It's only operated QF127/128 SYD-HKG-SYD rotations for well over the past week, all other Dreamliners appear to be rotationing normal through the system, apart from -ZND. Is she flying with a MEL which permits long range sectors possibly? It’s the only 78...Jump to post
Folks, from the data posted on this thread it seems the last non ER 747 will leave the fleet in August, will HND and HNL continuoe on a 744ER post that, or any other practical route to do it on I ask as I want to log it before they retire next year. Sorry, what is your question exactly? HNL returns...Jump to post
I'm going out on limb here, but if this flight was highly profitable, I think UA would have come up with a way to make the flight work. Ditto. It's a 777-300ER on the route. Can't it fly above or below Iranian airspace to get to India? I would think it has the range to do so. Above or below??!? I a...Jump to post
I presume it also goes through HMV at the same time. It would be daft to ground the plane for months and tear the plane down to the rafters and not do a HMV. Probably not. Qantas are running HMV, cabin refit and repainting as 3 separate lines of work, with no coordination between them. By the time ...Jump to post
First off, I hate the United Fleet/Network threads were combined this year. Yes, there is some cross over conversation but for the most part the conversations are separate. Please Please Please separate these for Q3... I strongly agree. Please, please go back to keeping the threads separate in futu...Jump to post
moa999 wrote:LT Plat at 75000 SC is only really achievable for a small minority (those who pull in 5-6000 SC/year for a sustained period).
CraigAnderson wrote:New definition of hell: over nine hours of Sydney-Tokyo in a narrowbody!
To a lot of North East and Mid-Alantic markets AA operate higher frequency from ORD than DFW. On some route pairs the connection in DFW is currently 5-6 hours. While these markets are not unique one-stop route pairs, ORD should provide more efficient connections in a number of markets. One example t...Jump to post
I haven't heard too much on what American will add with the joint venture. The second daily flights to LAX from BNE and MEL could become theirs, with a DFW to either MEL or BNE. It's a bit surprising we haven't heard too much from American on new possible destinations. AA have said that they will n...Jump to post
I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in Jervis Bay
Huskisson and Hyams Beach have got to be among my very favourite places. The beaches are stunning and outside of the Christmas-to-Australia Day crazy period you generally get them to yourself.
To this day, I dad no idea he was from Kentucky. If you'd asked me to name someone from Kentucky, I'd have said Taylor Swift and Mitch McConnell. So if the Louisville officials wanted to to place the city "on the map" by this move, they have indeed succeeded. Taylor Swift is from Pennsylv...Jump to post
Thank you for this trip report, and I am really glad that you enjoyed your stay in Canberra! It really is incredibly underated, and living here you do get used to being asked "why?" when you tell someone from anywhere else in Australia that you live in Canberra. Glad you enjoyed your 717 f...Jump to post
My caps are used to highlight words..I grew up in a generation where caps were used to highlight/accentuate ceratin words in print, not the recent generation 'meaning' of shouting. Also some posts can be misinterpreted when punctuation is lacking, in the wrong place or not used at all. Cheers. bold...Jump to post
No doubt of benefit to both parties but surely small beans unless other connections or mid-points are added on the Australia side. Any likelyhood of this? If by mid-points you mean connection cities then no. Unless they completely pull them off domestic flights VA do not have enough A330s to cover ...Jump to post
RE: Looks like the 787 wavy line is a lighter shade of blue? Sure looks like it in the Twitter post of the 737MAX. I like it. The wavy line is the one thing that is bothering me with the new livery. It looks BLACK and the color seems out of place with the rest of the color palette of the UNITED tit...Jump to post
For Qantas, QF 001 to 399 is for international flights. QF 400 and above is for domestic ones. More specifically: QF1-199 are Qantas operated international flights QF200-399 are intenrational codeshares departing from Australia, not including EK flights QF400-1399 are domestic mainline QF14xx are S...Jump to post
No. HKG-PVG-HKG is not permissible. It is the port immediately before and after your entry to PRC that counts, that you are continuing to SFO irrelevant. As an aside, assuming that these are two separate tickets you are going to need a lot of luck to make a 2 hour non-guaranteed connection in PVG. I...Jump to post
For United HGH was effectively a backdoor to Shanghai and was cancelled when SFO-PVG went double daily. It was basically a direct swap. While the Hangzhou region is a large economic center in its own right, its proximity to Shanghai is a limitation. The customers heading to Hangzhou that United care...Jump to post
More routes have actually shifted from EWR to IAD in an effort to flow more connecting traffic over IAD. Exactly. I wouldn't say shifted, not many routes have been cancelled from Newark and flown from IAD. it is more expansion out of IAD (i.e. Lisbon went to 763 (764 this summer) and 752 from IAD, ...Jump to post
People who want to fly a REAL business class product won't fly EK no longer. Better switch to EY, QR, or a quality Asian carrier. Bollocks. Obviously this move (if true) is obviously going to degrade this somewhat, but right now EK J is head and shoulders above EY, at least on EK's A380s. It's the ...Jump to post
QF 94 LAX MEL delayed by 11 hours 20 minutes Anyone know what the issue is? Are passengers typically entitled to a hotel room or something in such a circumstance? Yes typically they would be offered a hotel room. In addition, for those with a pressing time need, QF would try to get them onto altern...Jump to post
Yes typically they would be offered a hotel room. In addition, for those with a pressing time need, QF would try to get them onto alternative services via BNE or SYD or with other carriers such as UA or VA though all of this obviously depends on whether there are seats on any of the other services....Jump to post
Even in peak summer still have slack in the A380 fleet: QF1/2 (3), QF11/12 (2), QF93/94 (2), QF7/8 (2), QF127/128 (1), QF35/36 (1) = 11/12Jump to post
[ Not all international A330 routes out of BNE are daily currently. Only HKG and that is due to 789 repo to Sydney once weekly. SIN, NRT and AKL (QF119/26) are other A330 flights and all of them are daily A330 ops. Ps - EBM went to AKL on QF119 this morning so not sure if any A330s are taking the s...Jump to post
The barely readible Express titles are almost certainly deliberate as they don't want you to know that you aren't flying United...
...well at least not until something goes wrong and then of course it is all [Republic/SkyWest/ExpressJet/etc] fault.
cledaybuck wrote:The yoke of tyranny? What the hell is he talking about.
I think you may be misunderstanding some of the above posts. Any new BNE-ORD/SFO service will come at the expense of 789 flying from HKG and excess LAX service (this has not been officially announced but is the likely scenario given QF have an agreement with Qld govt to base 4 789s at BNE). The nex...Jump to post
CWizard wrote:Hmmm..... I thought China Air, Taiwan, took delivery of the last 747-400s.... maybe they were the freighter version?
The short answer is that QF has enough A330 and 789 capacity either existing or coming into the fleet to allow it to both handle existing international route frequencies and to allow for new services on both the A330 and 789 fleet on international routes. As I said in the other thread discussing th...Jump to post
Qantas received the last 6 744, as 744ER, ever produced for passengers so theirs are the youngest. There is no reason they can't fly until 2025. So you think the management is actively lying in their regulatory filing? jfk777 is not wrong, the aircraft easily have another 10 years of life in them, ...Jump to post
Not scientific .. or stats. But tonights BA 220 looks like it's sold well ...: 1CHSLON/D« 06JUN THU CHS/EDT LON/‡5 1BA 220 J2 C2 D2 R1 CHSLHR 1120P 1220P‡1 788 M 0 QS DCA /E I0 W2 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K8 M5 L2 V2 S1 N0 Q0 O0 G2 Business cabin has 2 seats to sell; Premium Economy sold out; economy is look...Jump to post
Because of the MD consolidation in ATL, some stations really haven't felt any impact yet. DAY, for example, has been all -88 since DL started trying to simplify the number of fleets that visit particular stations, and has not seen any reduction in -88 flying even as the fleet has declined from 116 ...Jump to post
What are the current destination markets where purchasing duty free makes since? And on which categories? I always buy 2 bottles of spirits when flying into Australia because local taxes on spirits are so high that it is much cheaper. I don't bother buying duty free when going to the US though. In ...Jump to post
Two questions re QF/AA JV 1. What are the items that QF and AA need to review and go back to the DoT with responses for to move from preliminary to final approval? What are the remaining unaddressed issues? There is a link to the draft ruling in the other thread. From my reading, there are no outst...Jump to post
This is tentative approval only... and an announcement of intent to announce once if all approval is given. There is already a thread on the JV recommend we consolidate threads. Yes but it was tentative on being approved which it now has been unless I'm missing something. Their intent to do BNE-ORD...Jump to post
I now have had confirmation AA will launch MEL-LAX 3 weekly increasing to 5 weekly in peak seasons. This will replace QF95/96. Announcement to be made immediately after JV is officially approved. Well that's one 787 freed up Not really a full frame, but assuming that MEL-SFO stays at 5 weekly then ...Jump to post
I expect to be flamed for this, but IMHO Fiji Airways is one of the best out there for interior design. Their cabins combine contemporary, cool colours with traditional Polynesian elements that create a unique but stylish image. Their hard product could be improved, especially the long haul business...Jump to post
Using Wikipedia as a source which is what I used for SYD. I know that’s not always a perfect source but it shows BNE will be at 26? Cairns will be at 7 after CX pulls out but Jin Air is new. BNE is currently 26, 27 when XJ launch BNE-DMK in 3 weeks. BNE: AC, NZ, NF, SB, PX, CI, CZ, MU, CX, BR, FJ, ...Jump to post
Malindo will indeed be Sydney's 40th international carrier. I was going to say that it would be a short lived achievement with Hainan pulling out, but I forgot that they have recently launched SYD-HAK so they are not gone (yet). Melbourne is 34 once NF start, 35 if you include D7 at AVV. ThaiAirAsia...Jump to post
If I recall correctly, US had clearly defined PHL, CLT, and PHX as their hubs and DCA as a focus city; although BOS had a sizable US operation, it was still just a large station for them. DCA has been indicated as a hub for US (now AA) since the 90s. Interesting, we don't acknowledge it as a hub, a...Jump to post
Is UA stepping in? I hear they have some sort of control of AV's debt. Avianca Holdings is a completely different company to the Brazil and Argentina operations. United has nothing to do with 0A and O6. There is a lot of misconception around that "Avianca" is failing, but in reality the c...Jump to post
This entire discussion is a bit of a misnomer. To the best of my knowledge Qantas haven't bumped a single passenger from PER-LHR, which suggests that there modelling was pretty accurate. Moreover, past practice with DFW shows that Qantas will take the diversion to AKL/BNE rather than offload, so I d...Jump to post
Pretty much everyone has a price. Dao is a misnomer as the most that United's policy allowed the gate staff to offer was $500 travel credit, and for that there were no takers. Had they been able to offer $1000 cash then I can pretty much guarantee that they would have had at least one volunteer and ...Jump to post
I was browsing Flight Radar 24 this evening and noted that BA2965 from GLA to LGW had the call sign ‘Shuttle 10F’. I have never noticed Gatwick domestic flights using the Shuttle call sign. I thought the Shuttle call sign was only used on Heathrow ops? Is this a mistake on FR24 or is this correct? ...Jump to post
Don’t like that at all, that’s something like 30 hrs 3 aircraft are sitting on the ground. The PER timing being the worst offender. I agree that Perth isn't ideal, but other than that the times aren't particularly bad. The SYD and MEL frames would spend about 8 hours in LHR and 2-3 in Australia. Th...Jump to post