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by ben175
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49853

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

BITRE for Oct 19 now out https://www.bitre.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/international_airline_activity_1910.pdf PER-NRT, second month saw inbound LF at 88% and inbound just under 83% I Think ANA would be happy with those loads. I heard they carry a fair bit of a cargo as well? I think so to...

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by ben175
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 254
Views: 38941

Re: ZIPAIR's 787-8 Features Lie-Flat Seats But No PTVs

Honestly this would make complete sense if they also had a few iPads or tablets to borrow for J class pax, like VA on their 738s.

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by ben175
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64568

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Malaysia is not just KUL. Could their be some sort of resort/honeymoon/premium demand to the resorts of LGK, or the more general PEN for resorts and tourists? Seasonal perhaps? MH run BKI-PER (albeit weekly) and AO used to run BKI-SYD, maybe try again? Get JQ to dip the toes in the waters twice a w...

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by ben175
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64568

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... ow-on-sale


Did a quick search, looks like an 11:30am arrival with an 11:30pm departure.
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qf789 wrote:
El Al TLV-MEL now on sale, first flight on 2 April 20

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... ow-on-sale


Did a quick search, looks like an 11:30am arrival with an 11:30pm departure.

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by ben175
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64568

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Philippine to start PER-MNL, 4 weekly A321neo from 30 Mar 20 https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/philippine-airlines-returns-to-perth-with-non-stop-manila-flights Glad to see them back Great news! I hope this goes better for them than their first attempt. Hopefully we can get a 321neo service t...

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by ben175
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64568

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Would be incredibly sad to see SA pull out of PER (or go bust for that matter). Saying that, I got an upgrade to J on a JNB-VFA flight for $50 on check in... not even sure if that money went to the airline or the staff member!

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by ben175
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there no regularly scheduled Texas-East Coast redeyes?
Replies: 70
Views: 10543

Re: Why are there no regularly scheduled Texas-East Coast redeyes?

In comparison... QF/VA/TT/JQ all operate red-eyes on PER-MEL daily, a block time of 3:25 and usually much shorter than that. They are often the cheapest flights of the day, so very popular with students/leisure/VFR market. Considering Australia has approx. 8% of the population of the USA, I find it ...

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by ben175
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64568

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

BITRE for September out First numbers on PER-NRT Inbound LF 63% Outbound 81% https://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/files/International_airline_activity_1909.pdf Is that a bit suboptimal? QFs loads on BNE-NRT seem to be a fair bit higher (assuming the 297 seat a330) - outbound 75%, inbound 9...

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by ben175
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

qf789 wrote:
As of this week Scoot has increased PER to 12 weekly with TR16/17 operating daily, TR8/9 3 weekly and TR10/11 2 weekly. TR10 departs SIN same time as SQ223


This brings SQ Group up to 40 x weekly on PER-SIN. Pretty impressive.

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by ben175
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Lots of post-2300 departures tonight at SYD. How is the curfew rule imposed? Is it final doors closed before 11pm and then you’re good to go? Normally it goes off taxi clearance. If you pushback and get taxi clearance at say 2258 you're good to go even though you might not actually take off until 2...

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by ben175
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Lots of post-2300 departures tonight at SYD. How is the curfew rule imposed? Is it final doors closed before 11pm and then you’re good to go?

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by ben175
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

I was victim to absolutely atrocious profiling by a customer service agent at CDG contracted by Singapore Airlines ground staff a few years ago - it was one of the most humiliating moments of my life. Saying that, I did put forward an official complaint and the agent was apparently put on probation....

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by ben175
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

waoz1 wrote:
Citilink a320neo rolled into Perth this morning before 5am for the new PER-DPS service


God that was quick! Would love to know how many pax it has onboard.

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by ben175
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Very interesting to see Batik’s numbers change so rapidly in the time they’ve been flying to PER. They’re obviously building consumer confidence. Has anyone tried their J Class?

I’ve alwaus been curious why they use the ID brand to PER but the Malindo brand to the Eastern states.

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by ben175
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 84657

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Any idea why the wifi-equipped 332s aren’t actually utilising the Internet? They definitely are, at least on the domestic runs. I was on -EBD last week between MEL and SYD and we definitely had the inflight wifi service along with QStreaming. Really? I've flown EBE on SYD-MEL and PER-MEL in the pas...

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by ben175
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 84657

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Any idea why the wifi-equipped 332s aren’t actually utilising the Internet?

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by ben175
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 98150

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

How is NH doing at PER nearly two months in? Feels like they just started yesterday, can’t believe it’s been over 6 weeks.

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by ben175
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reveals 100th anniversary special livery on 787-9
Replies: 52
Views: 16853

Re: Qantas reveals 100th anniversary special livery on 787-9

It’s not terrible, but it’s certainly not up to the standard QF usually delivers. It just looks a bit cheap!

Bring back Nalanji Dreaming on a 380!

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by ben175
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 30103

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

This is nothing more than meaningless tokenism and it shall do absolutely nothing. Transwomen are included under "ladies" and transmen are included under "gentlemen" so I don't see how "ladies and gentlemen" isn't inclusive. And what about people who identify as gender...

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by ben175
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 98150

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Seems like JQ announced flights from MEL to BQB today. I recall a whisper about this a few months ago on this forum so good to see it has happened. https://www.jetstar.com/au/en/deals/melbourne-busselton-margaret-river Absolutely amazing news! This will help the Southwest so much. I am a firm belie...

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by ben175
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 98150

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Haven’t flown QF domestic J on the 737 in about a year and was surprised to see I had no pre-takeoff drink (only a plastic bottle of water) and no salad with the iconic QF dressing on my MEL-OOL service yesterday. Is this now the norm?

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by ben175
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80838

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Great to finally see MU in PER - albeit for a short period. Hope the trial proves successful and we get year round services.

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by ben175
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80838

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

CraigAnderson wrote:
Totally agree. QF knows that CBR offers high yields, it has no reason to roll out JQ.


I doubt a daily MEL-CBR and SYD-CBR service to target the tourism/student/lower income earning community would have that much of an impact on QF's yields.

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by ben175
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80838

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Qantas is going for SYD-HND (A330 or B789) and MEL-HND (A330), to start March 2020, with MEL-HND replacing MEL-NRT https://www.executivetraveller.com/qantas-reveals-plans-for-new-sydney-melbourne-flights-to-tokyo-haneda I wonder where the MEL-NRT plane is going to be re-allocated? *let the speculat...

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by ben175
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80838

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Does anyone know why QF has ceased its seasonal PER-AKL flying?

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by ben175
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80838

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

waoz1 wrote:
ANA inaugural Perth service starts today

NH881 departs TYO around 11am local time


Great day for WA!

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by ben175
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82916

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

The West reporting today WA tourism minister meeting with MU this week re Shanghai flights to Perth. Had been quiet for a while on that one The fact ANA launches services a week from today and MU is still yet to confirm flights is pretty crazy considering MU announced trial flights even before NRT ...

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by ben175
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82916

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

… and in the meantime, In Europe you will do those same and much longer sector lengths on a brand new Easy A320 or Ryan 738 for under 50 bucks each way, instead of on a clapped out 30 year old F100.....! Why this (countries) population allows this sort of highway robbery by the duopoly interested i...

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by ben175
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82916

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Qantas to invest in regional Australia by given $10 million in bigger discounts. Initially one way fares from selected regional centres will be capped at $400 one way https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-invests-10-million-in-bigger-discounts-for-regional-australia/ https://www.w...

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by ben175
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82916

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Citilink have opened reservations for DPS-PER service. Although not yet officially announced. First flight DPS-PER is scheduled on the 27th of October where as first PER-DPS is scheduled for the 28th The route seems to be operated daily with an A320 QG542 DPS0110 - 0450PER 320 D QG543 PER0950 - 133...

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by ben175
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82916

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Citilink have opened reservations for DPS-PER service. Although not yet officially announced. First flight DPS-PER is scheduled on the 27th of October where as first PER-DPS is scheduled for the 28th The route seems to be operated daily with an A320 QG542 DPS0110 - 0450PER 320 D QG543 PER0950 - 133...

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by ben175
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82916

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

I knew someone on QF96 last night, and apparently someone lit and smoked a joint in the lavatory, causing the entire J cabin to smell of weed. No alarms were set off and apparently the crew couldn’t identify the smoker.

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by ben175
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 64807

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

I flew the QF10 PER-MEL sector and ended up running late to airport and was certain I had missed the 60 minute check in time cutoff arriving with less than 50 minutes to spare. Luckily they still let me on and my bags made it - have the international rules on this flight been relaxed? Previously the...

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by ben175
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 64807

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Anyone have any idea what happened to MUs trial of PER-PVG flights? Thought they were due to start in September but nothing has eventuated.

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by ben175
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 64807

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Garuda's LCC Citilink is planning services to Australia https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/garudas-lcc-citilink-to-start-long-haul-flights-wit-459394/ Hopefully this won’t be at the expense of GA services, particularly to PER. GA is the only J option besides Batik. Have a feeling that East ...

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by ben175
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 64807

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... it-459394/


Hopefully this won’t be at the expense of GA services, particularly to PER. GA is the only J option besides Batik.
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qf789 wrote:
Garuda's LCC Citilink is planning services to Australia

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... it-459394/


Hopefully this won’t be at the expense of GA services, particularly to PER. GA is the only J option besides Batik.

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by ben175
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 64807

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

A few PER related things Today SQ223/214 will see the A333 replaced with regional A359 AirAsia X resumes second flight 4 weekly for this month, operates Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Air Asia Lombok flights have performed rather well for the first month Over the past month SA had operated ...

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by ben175
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67004

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Just saw an FJ 330 at MEL this afternoon. Have they upgraded the NAN service and re-timed it or is this just a seasonal addition for holidays?

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by ben175
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67004

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Direct Busso - Melb flights looking they might be getting closer https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/melbourne-to-busselton-direct-flight-set-for-take-off-ng-b881230719z This is really exciting. I would imagine some more RPT services on PER-BQB to allow for connections from East coast arrivals may hopef...

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by ben175
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic propose deeper partnership
Replies: 40
Views: 7032

Re: Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic propose deeper partnership

I’d love to see VS give QF a run for their money on PER-LHR. One can dream...

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by ben175
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67004

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Anyone know how forward bookings on ANA's PER-NRT service are looking 3 months out?

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by ben175
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67004

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I feel like QZ should’ve offered a triangular PER-LOP-DPS-PER service which would allow for passengers to divide their trip up between the two islands without impacting return loads hugely. They could even alternate the routing on different days to allow non-stop travel in both directions to and fro...

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by ben175
Fri May 10, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 65312

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

With all this bullet train talk around the federal election and labour now pledging $1 billion to build it - what would the impact of high speed rail between SYD/MEL/BNE have on the golden triangle air travel?

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by ben175
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 71567

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

qf789 wrote:
F100Flyer wrote:
QR908 DOH-SYD is currently diverting to Perth. Seems to be at a relatively low altitude of 29,000ft too.


Diverting due to a tech issue, aircraft being towed after arrival


Looks like she’s not going anywhere - has just been towed to a remote stand. Tonight’s QR909 has been cancelled.

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by ben175
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 71567

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

VH-ZNC is operating today’s QF589 BNE-PER. Is this scheduled or just a temporary equipment swap?

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by ben175
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 71567

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

The aircraft operating VA694 VH-XFH currently has an ETOPS related issue hence the longer flight. It has been flying routes with this sort of diversion for the past 2 days hence why every trans con flight it has operated has been delayed. Ah that explains it. Which airport(s) was it trying to stay ...

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by ben175
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 71567

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Flying to Perth tonight from MEL and the Qantas Club is closed with all lounge members in the Business lounge. Is this a regular thing for public holidays?

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by ben175
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 71567

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Just a super hypothetical “what if” question - but does the 380 have the legs to do PER-Europe in the QF config? PER-FRA is shorter than AKL-DXB. I assume LHR would be restricted heavily.

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by ben175
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 71567

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

The issue with Brunei is that if didn’t enforce sharia law decades ago when the world wasn’t as progressive. It’s implemented a barbaric punishment like this in 2019.

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by ben175
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 71567

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

[threeid][/threeid] Wouldn't the best way to deal with BI is to vote with your feet. They'll leave the market soon enough if their loads flatline. Would enough people vote with their feet though? In a way it's like people who complain about food prices at sporting venues. They complain about the pri...

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