I think its amazing that once upon a time QF was losing money hand over fist and some were "QF is done for", by by kangaroo. Now that it's being run like an airline should, and reaping the benefits there are some that..................!! You can't keep everybody happy all the time can you??Jump to post
https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-i ... ir-cruises
Wow, look at that. 84 seats, and the price. Move over QF (LOL)
I suspected something was up when JB decided to quit (up to late next year?). Anyway, whatever the time frame, I thought the announcement was a possible "preemptive" for reasons only known to JB and the Board. I dont believe much of anything until it happens, but there is probably more glu...Jump to post
Pilatus are masters at this capability. I watched in suburban Melbourne Vic Aust many years ago the STOL capability of the "porter". (it landed on what I would call a hockey field, turned around and took of again). My memory is now vague but I believe there were some porters in the Defence...Jump to post
https://australianaviation.com.au/ties- ... rgin-blue/
An article written 8 years ago, and worth a reflection, I think. cheers
The trolls are at it again. C'mon people, stop feeding them.Jump to post
ben175 wrote:Sitting on QF10 PER-MEL and there is literally 4 of us in premium economy... I think it goes to show just how PER-centric this flight is! Pretty spectacular to have a whole row across to myself.
^^Kendell and the CRJ's. Kendall were acqired by TNT-News Jun 1990, the name was retained. The CRJ's were leased and brought into service between Sep 99 and Jun 01, and were on the inventory when AN went belly up. All ac were repossessed by the lessor early 2003. There is a photo of some of the CRJ'...Jump to post
The above advises of site closure. Anyone have any info on this??
^^qf789, as all the superlatives have been voiced, can I just say "hear hear". Mate, well done.Jump to post
14500 km 17 hrs in the air, well done "spotty" and those all involved, crew, backroom, all of you, and a great airline to boot. So proud of you all.Jump to post
https://www.airliners.net/photo/Trans-Au ... 03/4892003
Can anyone identify the aircraft in the left background of the photo and operator?
All of the above reminds me about the confused communications I have with my son (this) and (next). We have worked out that Dad must say this or next when talking about the future, as apart from just "next". It may also help with the entries I have in my "electronic calendar"!! I...Jump to post
congrats to the cameraman. she looks good!!
Similarly, Erebus was a tragedy that cannot be undone. It will never be forgotten but the families don't "own" Erebus and it is wrong, I think, to give them that authority. So I believe NZ has taken an important step by normalising Antarctica. mariner[/quote] Yep, totally agree. Being such...Jump to post
http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/02/are-charges-and-regulatory-hurdles-barriers-to-more-regional-flights/ Worth reading and following. I remember discussion on this topic was in one of our recent threads, and I am sure there is more water to go under the bridge yet. Qantas and Virgin saying the...Jump to post
Off topic, I would like to see a new section headed "Airline Timetables". I was told previously this was not possible, however no reason given. I find it also extremely important that if we are going to use Airline and Airport Codes in posts, that the old method of clicking on the code for...Jump to post
and this one, absolute magic. Thank you all for indulging me with this passion of flying boats in Australia. cheers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmTVKs15n4U Found this on youtube. An amazing historical set of photos and motion picture on flying boat ops to Lord Howe Island. Well worth a watch. I know of one young lady who is a contributor to this thread that did go to Lord Howe recently whom I suspect would lo...Jump to post
Changing the subject somewhat, what specific routes will these ex JQ A320's be flying in the west ? Thank you to those who replied to my question. SO, another query. Why is the QF group introducing the A320 to routes intra WA, and can this be a forerunner to "bigger" things? (I know, this...Jump to post
^^ There are "infrequent" flyers as well, so they probably wouldn't be aware of commonality. There are literally millions of Australians who are QF FF's who are very infrequent travellers (I would suspect who travel economy). They love travelling the Big Red and wouldn't fly anyone else. S...Jump to post
^^You can see this is not an Australian Aviation thread!!. Amazing, the Aussie Avn Thread reached 1024 in Jan, and now we have subjects relevant to Aussie matters in threads other than Aust Avn. Yes, I know, subject is relevant to all, however its a known fact that if you want anything Aust Avn you ...Jump to post
China Southern has some probs
^^Oh dear, I very much enjoyed travelling on the 717 to Tassie, it's a beutiful aircraft. Anecdotally, it seems there have been a lot of maintenance issues with 717's lately, has this "withdrawal" got anything to do with these issues and ac availability??Jump to post
Part of the reason why Allegiant can offer services to these seemingly obscure destinations is because of the sheer size of the population of the U.S. Checking Wikipedia for metropolitan areas with 50 000 plus population yields 352 cities/combined urban areas. Number 352 is Carson City in Nevada, w...Jump to post
"Quokka" about 30 mins from MEL descending about 330 ft per min
Here I go with one of my reflective moods again. Adelaide/Newcastle. Whyalla steel works revived, (Sanjeev Gupta), An offer to purchase part of closed GMH plant in Adelaide (Sanjeev Gupta). A long shot, maybe something to it, just trying to make some sense of it all.http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-0...Jump to post
http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/Connellan% ... cences.htm
Also a good read ref Connellan Airways.
^^ Thanks Gemuser, I missed that one. Eddy Conellan and CONAIR get a mention in the book "A Lifetime in Longhaul". Trainee QF pilots from the Qantas Cadet Pilot Training Scheme (1965 - 1972) saw flying experience with Conellan Airways due to the secondment scheme that was put in place with...Jump to post
https://centreforaviation.com/insights/video Another very recent conversation with a QF leader relative to corporate, current thinking, innovation etc. A bit of a reality check for the "armchair CEO's" amongst us. And of course, a bit of Aussie humour during the interview as well. Well don...Jump to post