This absolutely is a thing that happens. I remember a NZ 787 that was grounded in PER for a while after sustaining damage from a lightning strike.Jump to post
I have a question for those who know far more than I do. I have only flown a 747SP once, but it was a domestic China Airlines flight only from Beijing to Xian many years ago. Is there a “regular” (as in not a special sub-type) aircraft today that has the same (or more) range as a 747SP? Like a 787 ...Jump to post
Qantaslink - Cobham Not sure if the QLK subs are actual subsidiaries or individual operators Cobham isn't part of the Qantas Group, they are a contractor operating Qantas-branded flights. They fall under the ownership of Cobham plc in the UK. The other three (QLK) are a part of the Group, however.Jump to post
- Windows are useless due to the thick wall, curvature of the fuselage and the stowage between seat and wall. You can only see the sky out of the window, not the ground. is it really that bad? also, is it possible to visit the downstairs section during flight?? just to get a sense of the actual siz...Jump to post
Ahem. £26 sterling tax on a return ticket. A bargain compared with walk up rail fares. Just googled tomorrow. Euston to Lime Street. Cheapest standard single in rush hour is £136. And do the majority of pax book their flights the day before they travel? I caught the train between Lime St and Euston...Jump to post
Adults loving Disney cartoons is weird af. That's your opinion, but there are a lot of "Disney loving adults" that would take exception to your statement. My definition of "tacky" would be the Frozen Westjet 737 and the recently unveiled China Eastern Toy Story jet, that have in...Jump to post
Prince Charles has never flown nonstop on a BA 747 from Australia to England. Dad’s having those weird dreams again. Closest you’ll get is ex PM and war criminal Tony Blair Melbourne to Brussels on a BA 777-200ER. The Queen flew on a BA 777 non-stop PER-LHR back in 2011, I'd say that's a closer exa...Jump to post
Already posted here:
World Atlantic MD80 in emr landing Alexandria, LA
http://rohnfelder.de/en/sidley_planes/ This site have a photo of IL76 carrying people to Antarctica with photo of its interior and they are arranged in 3-3 sitting with extra rooms on both sides I thought the toilet on the IL-76 looked revolting enough, and then I came across the bucket and funnel ...Jump to post
Milesdependent wrote:Anyone know if it’s possible to book a revenue flight on the QF a320s in WA, or are they just being used for mining charters?
Can't see any turnbacks for NZ6 right now - FR24 doesn't show it scheduled for 06/04 at all. Does show that NZ6 on 05/04 (operated by ZK-OKP) diverted to HNL, and has now arrived in LAX as NZ6D, but that's a bit different to a return to AKL. It definitely shows as AKL-AKL on FlightAware, with a fli...Jump to post
Err... 1. New engines require re-certification. 2. New wing requires re-certification 3. New c.g. limits requires a sub-set of certification, I do not know if the E2-190 limits were enough... irrelevant with a new wing 4. New avionics require a sub-set of certification. 5. New avionics software of ...Jump to post
downdata wrote:Eh link?
It's much bigger than a 737, more like a 762 or A310. I shall get my 1:400 scale models out and do some comparison shots if anyone doesn't believe me. ;-) Not even close. I've been fortunate enough to see all 3 shuttles, plus prototype, in person, and there's no way they are remotely close to being...Jump to post
DocLightning wrote:Has there ever been another uncontained failure for an engine of this type? I haven't heard of one.
EK413 wrote:until Network was absorbed which meant QF went from 5 types to 8 types.
Nop. JAL's and ANA's 787 come with shades. It's a customers choice and the dimming model is not confortable at all. Are you sure? every 787 cabin picture I've seen including those of JAL & ANA has the dimming windows. I can't wait for the day I see one with the shades. I just did a search for J...Jump to post
notaxonrotax wrote:Any A330NEO and A350 comparison pics available yet?
I think I will confuse the 2 racoons like this.
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The website has always worked for me in Australia, just tested it and it loads fine. Used it to book flights with WN last year.Jump to post
iahcsr wrote:What engines do these have? Maybe UA might have an interest in them.
That makes no sense to me. I thought they had to pull lots of spare parts, equipment, engines, etc. from the planes before attacking with the heavy equipment. Is this not true? Only because the parts can be sold and make whomever owns or is scrapping the aircraft a bit of money. If someone really w...Jump to post
qf789 wrote:VA has flown its last flight with the E90 today, that being VA1105 NTL-BNE.
http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/0 ... to-an-end/
Why the hell would they accept it? it's not their job to guard the lugagge of cheapskates. Besides it's a big responsability in these days of easy court suing
speedbird52 wrote:Forgive me, but what is the point of flying along if you can't get window seating?
Must of been a third aircraft? http://australianaviation.com.au/2010/04/ex-ozjet-737-makes-one-way-trip-to-jandakot/ I did a slide jump on the JAD-based 737 in Dec 2016. It's quite cool what they've done with it - most of the a/c is inside the training facility, the tail juts out the back of the bu...Jump to post
I also noticed a BAe 146 freighter in it was front on so I did not see the airline. My question is who runs a BAe 146 freighter into Melbourne and where do they come from and where do they fly out to? It would be either Cobham (operating on behalf of Qantas Freight) or Pionair (on behalf of Virgin ...Jump to post
PR already serves Australia with narrow body aircraft, they currently serve BNE and DRW., and have previously served CNS and PER has well, all on A320s. BNE is currently served via DRW so any direct flight on an A321neo will actually be shorter than the current flight as it’ll avoid the stop im DRW...Jump to post
Will this cause difficulties with the pilots' union at QF proper? It's one thing for Network to fly the F100 and Cobham the B712 (which no US airline would be able to do), but A320s are unquestionably mainline territory. Don't forget that VARA has had A320s since 2010. I know there's more to it (eg...Jump to post
Maybe they are afraid of something like this: 0001823 To be fair, in that example it appears that AS was leasing the a/c from UA (going by the caption) rather than AS being too lazy to paint an old UA plane. Hybrid liveries when an aircraft is leased between two airlines happens quite a bit. See G-...Jump to post
Apparently QantasLink will be receiving two Airbus A320s from Jetstar that will operated in WA to cover some routes that are on high demand. I believe they'll be operated by Network. Can anyone confirm this? I've heard that it's been confirmed internally at QF that yes, Network will operate ex-JQ A...Jump to post
Thanks for the info, but still no pics as yet in the wild. Twitter link from further up on this page which links to a photo supposedly showing N848VA at SFO, still in VX colors: Looks like a false alarm, N848VA is still in Virgin colors: https://twitter.com/NickFlightX/status/951530519216340992Jump to post
flydiude380, but aren´t FA´s supposed to do a manual count just before doors are closed? I only see that on regional jets as they need it for weight and balance, I've never seen counting being done on mainline flights Really? It's happened on the vast majority of flights I've ever taken. It comes d...Jump to post
Isn't there a DL 744 at the Delta Museum? Yes there is a 747-451 at the Delta Museum. Registration N661US. It is the first 747-400 built and was delivered to Northwest Airlines. Delta probably kept it as it the first 747-400 built. :old: For anyone that has the chance, I definitely recommend paying...Jump to post
Qantas is also well known for being the only airline operating the 744ER, having a custom pax variant of the 747 built for it to fly some of the longest routes in the network at the time such as SYD-DFW. This comes up fairly often, but I feel it is important to note that the 747-400ER wasn't custom...Jump to post
After the A380s are withdrawn, they will undergo maintenance and reconfiguration. I believe MAB will be increasing their seat density. This is no longer happening. It was announced a couple days ago that MAB will now be keeping the 6 frames. See post above regarding what routes they will be put onto.Jump to post
dhaliwal wrote:Why did the box up their 77E's?
Way to go, if you can do the job, pass the medical, then hell yes, go to work and enjoy life. :bouncy: Out of curiosity, do other countries require FAs to take ongoing medicals as part of their employment? Here (Australia) it's definitely not the case, regardless of age. To get the job to begin wit...Jump to post
scary never liked these SA Airlink planes, the noise of the hydraulics on retracting and deploying flaps , high wing and positions of engines just cover the view and makes one dizzy, bring more E190/E175 please 1 - That noise isn't hydraulics. It's actually the sound of the airflow around the flap ...Jump to post
Hamilton tickets? Really? I'd be more than happy with the pizza. There might be other nice things forthcoming. Years ago, I had a Northwest flight delayed for a couple of hours for a mechanical issue - a few days later I got a letter from the airline and a gift of 10,000 FF miles. A couple months a...Jump to post
Hehe good point. It was Port Canaveral. It was Disney Cruise Lines, which is US owned, but the ships are registered in another flag of convenience. This was also back in 2000 or so. If you want to get technical, Disney Cruise Line is the operating name of Magical Cruise Company Limited. Based in - ...Jump to post