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by TN486
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80663

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

^^Thanks Gemuser, I wasn't quite sure how I should reply. Sorry Mariner, it was the "perhaps" that threw me. I have been in fits of laughter relative to the extra names suggested for the 789's. I am absolutely dumbfounded that it appears that no one has suggested "Magpie". (NO, I...

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by TN486
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 99899

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/0 ... -9-quokka/

What will the 4th one be named?
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http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/0 ... -9-quokka/

What will the 4th one be named?

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by TN486
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80663

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

^^ re post 397 from Mariner. A remarkable 22 min video from a presentation from the CEO of QF Alan Joyce at a CAPA conference in Ireland. For mine, a must watch.

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by TN486
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80663

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

^^ Spot on bunumuring, It was Sir Rod's words. And thank you, and others ( in the form of PM's) for your support. cheers. It is now 32 minutes after midnight and way past my bed time, so ni nite.

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by TN486
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80663

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

^^ Yep, well said, and I am sure there are other thoughts as well. As most of you can tell, (maybe), I am in a very reflective mood tonight. Having read some comments about Ansett, Air NZ, and the demise of the former and very nearly the demise of latter I wish to offer this comment for what it's wo...

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by TN486
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80663

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Gentleman, (and Ladies). The reasons I enjoy the Ozzie thread so much is as follows: 1. There are many different "interests" that post on this thread with their very own thoughts and ideas. 2. Up until now those with an axe to grind, or have a big ego, have been tolerated because they have...

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by TN486
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80663

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

[ Hmm interesting re the JV and AKL-LAX, QF would need a lot more 789’s unless they ran a 5 weekly 744 but really that’s to big and not efficient on a route like AKL-LAX. Re JQ regional it would be interesting to see how much feed they could put into such a service. Do wonder that - if any? Don't t...

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by TN486
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80663

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Well I'm sure not everyone will agree with the following but here goes CNN Travel has named Perth as one of the top 18 places to visit around the world this year. Perth has been described as Australia's "Capital of Cool" https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/cnn-travel-says-perth-is-one-of-its-t...

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by TN486
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 99899

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

An observation. The only state capitol that appears on an ac is SYDNEY. How ironic. VH-OEF "Sydney" is one of the few remaining 747s in the fleet. This is because it is a 747-400ER making it one of the youngest 747s Qantas operates. Other 747s that have now been retired were named after o...

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by TN486
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 99899

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

An observation. The only state capitol that appears on an ac is SYDNEY. How ironic.

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by TN486
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80663

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

seems AVV has moved loc to MEB https://www.flightradar24.com/JGO59/10068597 ? JetGo has been operating out of MEB for a while now, AVV was only at the start because they couldn't fly to MEB/MEL at the time. The point I was trying to make was that flightradar24 were suggesting the ac was heading for...

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by TN486
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the status of Qantas'/Jetstars A230neo and Virgin Australia's 737 MAX order?
Replies: 12
Views: 3094

Re: What's the status of Qantas'/Jetstars A230neo and Virgin Australia's 737 MAX order?

I would consider the info in this thread could be incorporated into the Aussie thread, yes?

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by TN486
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would Ansett Australia look like today? (Discussion)
Replies: 10
Views: 1760

Re: What would Ansett Australia look like today? (Discussion)

All crystal ball stuff. There are a lot of misstatements above re AN. Please read "Ansett the Collapse" written by Geoff Easdown and Peter Wilms. A lot of "what if's" and my personal opinion then and still is : AN had no hope and no future. I firmly believe there is room for one ...

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by TN486
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 41564

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

To all who post/read the Aussie thread, may I personally wish you all a happy and safe upcoming festive season (saves me sending individual xmas cards!!) cheers.

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by TN486
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 132
Views: 24099

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

Caps. When I was promoted to a "cap wearing rank" in the Australian Defence force, it was a result of some very hard work. I wore that cap with a sense of pride, and possibly one of justification for the work I had put in to attaining it. It was part of the "reward" as was the di...

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by TN486
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:31 am
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: 189194

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

I think that Airbus shouldn't pitch a version of the A359 at all. Airbus has no trouble selling the A350, they need to sell A380's. If I were Airbus, I would politely show QF that it's not viable to run a 20 hour ULH with minimal payload. Even with good yields, operating a B778 becomes very risky a...

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by TN486
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:48 am
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: 189194

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

If Boeing have an advantage in this contest, the most important imo, is that the 778 is still to be built, so if Boeing decide to give them their range, they can incorporate the changes in a more cost effective and comprehensive manner than Airbus. I also can't help thinking what Qantas will want n...

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by TN486
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 262
Views: 32674

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017

http://avherald.com/h?article=4b160410&opt=0

An accident with an ATR 72 in CBR a week ago, operated by Virgin. Wind shear on landing resulting in a skid an tail strike. No casualties.
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http://avherald.com/h?article=4b160410&opt=0

An accident with an ATR 72 in CBR a week ago, operated by Virgin. Wind shear on landing resulting in a skid an tail strike. No casualties.

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by TN486
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 262
Views: 32674

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017

Inherited from TAA, no idea operationally but an odd ball fleet of 4 similar size to a large 767 fleet doesn’t make much sense. The 380 contributed big time to QF getting A330’s, the A300 was gone well before the A330’s were ordered. Yeah realised it was an Australian Airlines carry over but they k...

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by TN486
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 262
Views: 32674

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017

Love the songwriters. Keep it coming, love the humour

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by TN486
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 262
Views: 32674

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017

A passenger on board a QF flight CBR-MEL refused to set their personal device to flight mode causing the aircraft to return to the gate. The alleged passenger is said to be a company chief executive who should know better. http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/qantas-flight-delayed...

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by TN486
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 262
Views: 32674

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017

Former JetConnect ZK-ZQA has returned to service for QF now registered VH-VZF http://theqantassource.com/jetconnect-b737-800-zk-zqa-returns-from-maintenance-as-qantas-vh-vzf/ Yep, I noticed that also. Does this mean 1 less ZK rego, and is this because of the increased widebody flying across the dit...

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by TN486
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 61475

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Congrats, a new record. 665 posts in a month.

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by TN486
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 41382

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

A "statement of fact" if I may. From Jun 1967 to Jun 1968 I lived and worked in a wooden shelter no more than 3 km from a major USAF airbase that operated 24 hrs a day. One of the landing paths came right across the top of my location. Ac movements included most of the ac in the USAF inven...

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by TN486
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 41382

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

A question without notice. Do you see JQ proposed ops in WA being A320? Maybe something smaller - rebadged F100,s perhaps!

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by TN486
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 41382

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

QF has chosen Airbus to do cabin upgrades on A388 fleet http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2017/09/qantas-chooses-airbus-to-upgrade-the-cabins-of-its-a380-fleet.html Speculation. Maybe some of the deposit money for the 6 A380's not yet taken up is being used to pay for this upgrade hm...

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by TN486
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 41382

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

Qantas to commence discounted airfares from Regional WA towns to Perth somewhere between 10-30% https://thewest.com.au/travel/air-aviation/qantas-to-give-cheap-perth-flights-to-broome-kalgoorlie-karratha-paraburdoo-port-hedland-and-newman-residents-ng-b88586128z Well done QF, although I can see a g...

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by TN486
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 58807

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

Congrats all, record number of posts in any one month on the Aussie monthly thread, and a bit of useless info, yesterday Aug 25 I celebrated turning 70 years of age (and even more importantly, have now qualified for a DVA Gold Card). The only downer was the Bulldogs (AFL) not making the finals serie...

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by TN486
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 58807

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

Well done Bunumuring. You treated that man with respect. I hope you both enjoy the day. I took my teenage grandchildren to MEL recently, spotting as I do, and spent most of the morning explaining airline and aircraft types, as the first comment I received from each of them was, "WOW grandpa, ar...

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by TN486
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 58807

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

While they are seeking traffic rights only its an interesting development. SYD-EZE is just under 6400nm. I have thought that if they started service to Australia it would be done from Asia or even a nonstop from Europe. I believe JQ has no plans to fly to Europe and their focus is Asia. I can't ima...

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by TN486
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliners That Didn't Work In Australia
Replies: 38
Views: 6274

Re: Airliners That Didn't Work In Australia

When did QF fly the A300 to Singapore ? I can't recall them ever operating any international flight, as they were predominantly used on the East Coast triangle and maybe PER/MEL, they didn't have the legs for SYD/PER.[/quote] TN (TAA) timetable eff 25 Oct 1981 shows the following A300 services easte...

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by TN486
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 378
Views: 42331

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017

[quote="redroo"]The rumour going around PER and DRW is that Virgin are getting the Mint product for the 737s (aka the Thomson Vantage non XL product). Initially it will only be for a number of 737s for the east/west flights. It wouldn't surprise me that Virgin roll this out to the rest of ...

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by TN486
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 378
Views: 42331

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017

I noticed on another site comments like "JetBlu are wanting to get rid of the E190". Anyone know anything of this?? The E190 is a dispatch nightmare for B6. While their reliability with the type has steadily improved over the past decade, the E190 still requires about 1:20 operation spare...

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by TN486
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 378
Views: 42331

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017

I noticed on another site comments like "JetBlu are wanting to get rid of the E190". Anyone know anything of this??

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by TN486
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet
Replies: 71
Views: 12851

Re: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet

In the current Aussie thread I listed my choices as follows: Boomerang. Dreamtime, Skippy (this was a must), Waltzing Matilda, Uluru, Great Barrier Reef, Kookaburra and Great Ocean Road. So I am very very happy to get six out of eight. I sure hope Kookaburra and GOR get chosen at a later time. Great...

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by TN486
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 40826

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017

I am fully expecting to see the JQ group order more A321's, sooner rather than later. (albeit I don't have any inside info). It's just a hunch!!

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by TN486
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 40826

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017

Must be a slow news day in the west!!!!!

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by TN486
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 40826

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017

Congrats AJ. I have been on the record as a supporter of you from the Get Go, and I am so thrilled for you. Well done

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by TN486
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Virgin Australia safety video
Replies: 25
Views: 4177

Re: New Virgin Australia safety video

in 3 words "absolutely bleeding terrible"

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by TN486
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 40826

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTiKPginIlo

Just saw this on youtube. well done QF (read....bloody brilliant)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTiKPginIlo

Just saw this on youtube. well done QF (read....bloody brilliant)

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by TN486
Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 40826

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017

How adventurous are you all?? My tip of namings for the first 8 789's are as follows:
Boomerang, Dreamtime, Kookaburra, Skippy (that is a must), Waltzing Matilda, Uluru, Great Barrier Reef and Great Ocean Road with Cooee being a dark horse.

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by TN486
Mon May 29, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Remote Island Paradise - Lord Howe Island, Australia - Tasman Sea South Pacific | QF QantasLink Dash 8 -200 - Part 2
Replies: 19
Views: 4468

Re: Remote Island Paradise - Lord Howe Island, Australia - Tasman Sea South Pacific | QF QantasLink Dash 8 -200 - Part 2

Thanks VT, I have been waiting with baited breath for Part 2 (and yes, I kept checking). You have not disappointed. well written, and a great style. Thank you so much, I also loved the photo's. Cheers mate

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by TN486
Fri May 26, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 402
Views: 45501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017

Fantastic news! Slowly building and being well supported by Canberrans. ADL would be a good next step especially on a saturday as there are currently no direct flights. Probably OOL to be replaced by TR when VAs e190s are gone too. Will JQ look at entering this market now? Interesting that VA are e...

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by TN486
Wed May 24, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 402
Views: 45501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017

Hi Vapour Trails, thank you for quoting from a quoted source that some of us can't access, appreciate it mate.

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by TN486
Sun May 07, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 402
Views: 45501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017

With the majority of the A330’s upgraded last year and no new aircraft coming into the fleet this financial year, I expect QANTAS to have free cash flows just above $2 billion. A quick check of QANTAS’s aircraft register shows QANTAS has increased its share of owned aircraft. For instance Qantas ha...

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by TN486
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 31638

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017

I have flown JQ a number of times and have found them entirely acceptable. Whoever did this so called "survey" has a lot to answer for. Typical Aussie media, jump on anything that smells of a headline.

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by TN486
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 28516

Re: Australian Aviation - March 2017

Thanks to all who replied to my query re QF9. My commitments at the moment are such that my "nutter" research time has been quite limited of late.
cheers

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by TN486
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 28516

Re: Australian Aviation - March 2017

Is there no QF10 arrival into MEL tonight? (22 Mar 17) Why?

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