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by cam747
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Female passengers removed from QR flight for invasive examination
Replies: 73
Views: 12154

Re: Female passengers removed from QR flight for invasive examination

I am very disappointed with the initial Australian government response that has been reported, it should have been is the mother and baby in good health, is the mother Australian, if she is, can we provide consular assistance and let her family in Australian know she is doing well. It's telling tha...

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by cam747
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Female passengers removed from QR flight for invasive examination
Replies: 73
Views: 12154

Re: Female passengers removed from QR flight for invasive examination

I am stunned at some of the posts on here defending the Qatari's actions. I find some of the responses quite repulsive. There were many other ways of handling this matter, but what has been reported to have happened to these women is barbaric, if this was my daughter or wife I would be absolutely li...

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by cam747
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 69358

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Chipmunk1973 wrote:

Isn’t Tiger an SQ brand? Do they have to pay a license fee to SQ for using it like they have to pay Richard Branson a fee for using the Virgin label?


No they're completely separate and have been since 2015. There is no licence fee.

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by cam747
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 69358

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Now we know Virgin will be flying again, what is going to happen to Tiger, will they leave Australia all together, or fly under another ownership, or is there a future for Tiger in Australia? Tiger Airways Australia is 100% owned by Virgin, and Bain have already said they don't see a future for the...

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by cam747
Thu May 28, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 69417

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

SA is a mendicant state relying on significant cross-subsidisation from other states particularly NSW, Victoria and WA. Its economy and state revenues rely on GST revenues and therefore economic activity in the donor states. I’m not quite sure what the point of this comment was, other than to be pu...

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by cam747
Wed May 27, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 69417

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

The dangers of opening the borders were highlighted yesterday with the first Covid-19 case in SA in almost a month - an overseas traveller. A person who is not a resident of South Australia (or Australia), flew into Victoria from the UK and was supposed to spend 14 days in quarantine. She spent les...

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by cam747
Tue May 12, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 69417

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

No wonder the REX chairman was trying to talk down VA2 last week. He was probably hoping to get access to infrastructure such as gates, ground equipment at cheap cost and a revived VA will deny him a lat of that. Interesting you say that, I thought exactly the same thing. When I read the comments f...

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by cam747
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 342
Views: 58241

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

I have a question for everyone. If you were in Scurrah/Deloitte shoes, which direction would you take? Refocus on the core aspects of the business. Go back to a hybrid carrier that it was as Virgin Blue not Qantas lite which John Borghetti tried to turn it into when he got passed over for the top j...

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by cam747
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 342
Views: 58241

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

I'm stunned by the unwillingness of the Australian government to help Virgin. Ease up. The Virgin Australia board of directors have a net worth of $7 billion. They simply do not want to tap into their personal wealth. Good riddance I say. Australia has the biggest COVID19 assistance package per hea...

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by cam747
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117876

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

JB started with a mandate to take a low cost, low CASM airline up market and increase yield. AJ started with a high cost airline with a mandate to reduce costs but protect market share. Who would you predict would have succeeded The share price is obviously the ultimate arbiter.. and while tough to...

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by cam747
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 342
Views: 58241

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

NZ might of just finally got there dreams to start an Australian domestic airline, just 30 years later an two failed airlines later.... If VA was to stop flying, I wonder if in the short term they make an bid for say the mining contracts. As has been explained by many in the Australian Aviation thr...

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by cam747
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117876

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

A denial of funding for VA will also mean the government is locking itself out of funding QF down the track so should QF ultimately need funding it would have to be on different terms, most probably the forced divestment of Jetstar which may also partly overcome the monopoly issue. Thats a good poi...

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by cam747
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117876

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

I read yesterday that the bonds issued to underwrite the Velocity acquisition had an interested rate of 8%. That blew my mind. I know that VAH had a poor credit rating, but I am astounded that they issued high interest "junk bonds" to acquire a non-core asset, exposing the already cash-dt...

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by cam747
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117876

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Aviator34ID wrote:
cam747 wrote:
ArtV wrote:
A QF domestic monopoly is good for no one, including Qantas.


But is maintaining the duopoly worth $5 billion of taxpayers' money? ($1.4 b to VA and equivalent treatment to QF).


I don't know. We'll find out eventually, whichever way it goes.

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by cam747
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117876

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

This talk about appointing an Administrator, and then the process to restructure can be swift, ignores the ability for secured creditors to appoint a Receiver to protect their assets, leaving an empty shell with debt....unless all parties play nice. It gets very complicated, hence the government in...

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by cam747
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117876

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

A VA replacement may not necessarily be called 'Virgin' for that matter. For example, If Westfarmers made a 'bid' for a post-administration 'Virgin Australia' identity, it's likely Westfarmers will brand the airline something else so they don't have to pay the bearded bloke licensing fees. Some pai...

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by cam747
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117876

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Yes I have seen the news, the Government has refused to inject money into VA, lots and lots of talk about VA gong under, but do you think they rely will go bust and never fly again? Do you rely think that the Government would QF be the only airline where you can bet QF will charge like a wounded bu...

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by cam747
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117876

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

With regards to the perilous state that VA are currently in, could they use aircraft that are more focussed on freight at this point in time? I realise that complex freight agreements cannot be drawn on a whim, but after having read today that Aussie seafood merchants were hoping to get their expor...

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by cam747
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100320

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Tough times ahead for VA as bonds slump, and shares fall further to a all time low of 10 cents. With shareholders either on the brink of liquidation (HNA) or still in debt (EY) or hands-off and considering selling (SQ, Nanshan). It's not expected that they will help. Source: https://www.afr.com/mar...

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by cam747
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82729

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

The Board would have acted on the advice given to them by management. You know what happened next? Luxon left and VA had to put a hand out to another investor because none of their shareholders were prepared to give management another cent. So when you say "next" that was actually three y...

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by cam747
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82729

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Has the value of VFF more than doubled during that time? I think not. It goes to show JB did not extract enough value out of Affinity when it initially sold the 35%. The valuation of VFF would be based on an earnings multiple. I don't have EBIT figures for VFF going back to 2014, but the revenue fo...

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by cam747
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82729

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Still it's a bitter pill and showcases how bad JB was for VA. I mean, paying $700M for something you sold $335M a few years before doesn't look good. It's rarely that simple. 35% of VFF is still 35%, Velocity is just double the value it was in 2014. I don't know the intricacies of the deal with Aff...

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by cam747
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 83951

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

TN486T wrote:
Hmmmm, just a thought. QF's investment in Alliance now seems a "master stroke", especially if VA disappears. LOL


If VA disappears, about 10,000 people will lose their jobs. Not sure that's "LOL" kind of outcome.

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by cam747
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 83951

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

The only thing more predictable than Virgin positing an annual loss, is the queue of the same a.net users who come out to stick the boot in, pedal wild conspiracy theories about JB’s boardroom antics, and yearn for the airline to change back to Virgin Blue.

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by cam747
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81812

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Unlikely to happen, however I argue Boeing 737 Max 8/10 is not suitable for VA for commercial reasons: 1. MAX does not have sufficient range to Asia, even VA gets them, they cannot fly far 2. MAX has small cargo hold and holds too little passengers that they won't achieve as many benefits as Airbus...

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by cam747
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 78636

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

The article states its not a viable service, and I can't find any published load factor statistics. Only a guess but AAL said the airline had flown "over 10,000" passengers on the route so far. Don’t know if that means total return pax or total single journeys. Assuming it’s been operatin...

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by cam747
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 71760

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Surely ADL will get the 78J? SQ’s 350s are quite premium heavy. SQ are about to take delivery of some 'regionally' configured A350's with just J & Y. So I'm assuming it will be one of the first of these that will service ADL. Im sure AusBT will be onto it with the details after its announced to...

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by cam747
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 71760

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

I can't provide a link or source yet, but SQ having a 'big' announcement at ADL today. Rumour is they are upgrading their daily service to an A350 from December. As a frequent user of this service it will be a welcome upgrade in product for ADL.

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by cam747
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 72556

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Was singapore flying the 340 out of ADL. Was my first flight on a jet. QF used a 330 on Syd-adl-sin-adl-syd. Its is why QF will not do international out of Adelaide. The market is too small, and its easier to fly though MEL or SYD if you want to fly on QF metal. SQ retired their A343’s by 2003, I t...

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by cam747
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 30118

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

Alan Joyce has reported today at the sidelines of the QF group results PER-LHR is recording high load factors of 92% across all classes while premium cabins are at 94%, making it the most profitable route for QF, the average loaf factor across the network is just over 80%. I’m glad the route is wor...

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by cam747
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 63109

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

CraigAnderson wrote:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/sq215 shows SQ215 as being an A333 in the past but notes it changes to a 772 from March 1


Thanks that solves it.

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by cam747
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 63109

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Yes but the SQ215/216 is the one being swapped to the 787-10 (replacing an A330 not a 777). No, oskarclare is correct.  215/16 is currently a 772 service, not A333.  SQ215/216 is currently an A333 service Where are you getting that info from? I just booked SQ flights out of PER last week so I studi...

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by cam747
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 63109

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

They were talking about SQ225/224 flight, SQ225 being a red eye from SIN, morning flight from PER Yes but the SQ215/216 is the one being swapped to the 787-10 (replacing an A330 not a 777). No, oskarclare is correct.  215/16 is currently a 772 service, not A333.  My point was I would have preferred...

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by cam747
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 63109

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

The new 787-10 flights are available for booking from the 9th May 2018 on the SQ215/216 service. What a great upgrade for the people of Perth from the 777-200ER! The refurbished 772ER's are actually much nicer in J than their A333's. IMO it would have been better if they had replaced the overnight ...

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by cam747
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Business Class IST-DLM on TK 77W, 56 min. flight time
Replies: 11
Views: 6312

Re: Business Class IST-DLM on TK 77W, 56 min. flight time

That food looks SOOO good.

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by cam747
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wings of Persia – Iran Aviation Tour Nov 2016 (part 1)
Replies: 10
Views: 5083

Re: Wings of Persia – Iran Aviation Tour Nov 2016 (part 1)

One of the most fascinating and interesting TRs I've read on this forum. Great photos too. Thanks for your efforts.

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by cam747
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - February 2017
Replies: 215
Views: 24303

Re: Australian Aviation - February 2017

The irony is that some of VA's 777's which fly their long-haul international (and hence in theory should command a higher premium) still have the old business product installed, whilst their A330's with their shiny new seats are plying the no longer lucrative PER-east coast markets. Are you sure th...

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by cam747
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - February 2017
Replies: 215
Views: 24303

Re: Australian Aviation - February 2017

The end of this year?? I thought it was the end of 2018? If that's true, I'd better hurry up and book a sector on one! Yep I thought it was 2018 too but they confirmed in the ASX release today - whole fleet to be retired by the end of this year :( http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e132/camtraveller...

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by cam747
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - February 2017
Replies: 215
Views: 24303

Re: Australian Aviation - February 2017

I'm starting to think that VA needs to become a high-utlisation 737/330 only fleet. Ditch the 190s, send the AT72s to REX or the like and do a franchise agreement, concentrate on 738s (including to some regional destinations) and 330s for transcon/peak time SYD/MEL/BNE and offpeak/weekend leaisure ...

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by cam747
Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 142
Replies: 206
Views: 32359

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 142

Wouldn't this kill off the outbound pax traffic ex ADL? Why use QR and go via MEL when you can go on EK direct to DXB and have similar connections to Europe? . Time will tell, but yeah I think you're right, it will kill the Adelaide outbound, unless there's significant discounting. And if the ADL o...

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by cam747
Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL New Livery Launching 15th July
Replies: 100
Views: 21594

RE: GOL New Livery Launching 15th July

Thumbs up from me too! I have flown GOL and really like them, but thought the current livery a bit dated. Reminds me of that horrible mistral font that came with Windows that everyone used in the 90s. This is a great refresh. Hey EasyJet - that's how you do a classy modern re-brand using the colour ...

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by cam747
Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread # 75
Replies: 224
Views: 26695

RE: Australian Aviation Thread # 75

Looks like a good start to <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>'s Adelaide service. Article in Adelaide magazine InDaily today: "Dubai-based airline Emirates says it couldn’t be happier with the first six months of its Adelaide operations, with passenger loads running almost...

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by cam747
Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is QF & EK Working?
Replies: 35
Views: 15299

RE: Is QF & EK Working?

All of the recent changes <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> have made on their international network make logical sense to me, so I am a bit surprised by these figures. However, as per the <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> media release: "Qantas International’s revenue ...

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by cam747
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Staff Humiliated Passenger
Replies: 48
Views: 16605

RE: Jetstar Staff Humiliated Passenger

I always take articles like this with a grain of salt as passengers tend to exaggerate these situations. The gate agent apologised - what more does she want, a free round the world ticket?? You have to wonder about her motivations. If she's so "Absolutely humiliated about the situation", I wouldn't ...

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by cam747
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread # 64
Replies: 205
Views: 26256

RE: Australian Aviation Thread # 64

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/thegeek" class="quote" target="_blank">thegeek</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>July traffic stats are out. <acronym title="...

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by cam747
Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF & EK Announcement - 10am Aest 6/9/12
Replies: 227
Views: 34064

RE: QF & EK Announcement - 10am Aest 6/9/12

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dcaviation" class="quote" target="_blank">dcaviation</a> (<a href="#205" class="quote">Reply 205</a>):<br/><i> wow <acronym title="Qantas (Austr...

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by cam747
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas And China Eastern To Launch Jetstar HK
Replies: 68
Views: 14888

RE: Qantas And China Eastern To Launch Jetstar HK

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Zkpilot" class="quote" target="_blank">Zkpilot</a> (<a href="#48" class="quote">Reply 48</a>):<br/><i>However..... <acronym title="Qantas (Austr...

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by cam747
Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas And China Eastern To Launch Jetstar HK
Replies: 68
Views: 14888

RE: Qantas And China Eastern To Launch Jetstar HK

I actually think this is a great move. Makes much more sense to me than redQ or whatever the plan was.

Maybe Alan Joyce has more plans for Qantas than we realise- I wonder how those vocal a.nutters who call for his sacking every second post are feeling about this announcement.

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by cam747
Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Australia Suspended All Flights
Replies: 38
Views: 17485

RE: Air Australia Suspended All Flights

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/weebie" class="quote" target="_blank">weebie</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i> Air Australia is a victim of an Australian ...

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by cam747
Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia - Full-body Scans - NO Exceptions
Replies: 95
Views: 13728

RE: Australia - Full-body Scans - NO Exceptions

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RWA380" class="quote" target="_blank">RWA380</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>So somebody sees your weiner, I'd much rathe...

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