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by LionelHutz
Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces non-stop PER-LHR flights
Replies: 294
Views: 56543

Re: Qantas announces non-stop PER-LHR flights

Hmmm, if in all of this QF9 / 10 becomes simply MEL-DXB-MEL or is dropped for an EK codeshare it saves having to give up the undoubtedly nice income being generated on the QF slots at LHR that are leased to BA. :dollarsign:

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by LionelHutz
Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austalia/NZ to East Coast USA?
Replies: 13
Views: 2801

Re: Austalia/NZ to East Coast USA?

It will come, but maybe not immediately. .Rangewise it has to be AKLto cope with a workable payload.The issue is really one of which alliance hub to connect. The route will need at least 2-3 aircraft depending on frequency, which really limits it when you're talking of an airline with a small fleet...

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by LionelHutz
Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces non-stop PER-LHR flights
Replies: 294
Views: 56543

Re: Qantas set to announce non-stop PER-LHR flights within days

As a result of PER-LHR being launched, MEL-DXB-LHR could be axed Qantas could axe its daily Melbourne-London flights from early 2018, with the long-running route cancelled in favour of a new non-stop Boeing 787 service between Perth and London. http://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-to-axe-melbourne-london...

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by LionelHutz
Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces non-stop PER-LHR flights
Replies: 294
Views: 56543

Re: Qantas set to announce non-stop PER-LHR flights within days

This is my contention, it should not be an unachievable ask in terms of bums on seats (those EY & QR flights out of PER must already be taking quite a few pax heading to the UK). Actually that's another point, some [many?] of those UK bound passengers are not bound for the South of England. One...

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by LionelHutz
Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces non-stop PER-LHR flights
Replies: 294
Views: 56543

Re: Qantas set to announce non-stop PER-LHR flights within days

Doesn't ADL already have convenient one stops via DXB/SIN/KUL and DRW via SIN/KUL? I wish QF luck with PER-LHR but can't see this being fruitful. Karratha/Broome/regional Western Australia will add a handful of connecting passengers a day at most. DRW, like regional WA, would only add a handful, bu...

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by LionelHutz
Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces non-stop PER-LHR flights
Replies: 294
Views: 56543

Re: Qantas set to announce non-stop PER-LHR flights within days

This has a potential to be a very profitable route for them, a direct flight, premium heavy cabin and utilising the 789 should see plenty of patronage with good operating costs and high yield. They will have 32" pitch in economy, but at standard nine abreast such a long flight might not be to ...

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by LionelHutz
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces non-stop PER-LHR flights
Replies: 294
Views: 56543

Re: Qantas set to announce non-stop PER-LHR flights within days

This has a potential to be a very profitable route for them, a direct flight, premium heavy cabin and utilising the 789 should see plenty of patronage with good operating costs and high yield. They will have 32" pitch in economy, but at standard nine abreast such a long flight might not be to e...

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by LionelHutz
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 32033

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

Aside from O&D, what does QF gain from Chicago that it doesnt have from DFW? Ie, what is the point? What is the size of the O&D market from Chicago to Australia does anyone know? Can our American friends tell us based on the PDEW figures? I had a look at the US Bureau of Transport Statistic...

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by LionelHutz
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 32033

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

Article on Australian Aviation http://australianaviation.com.au/2016/12/qantas-ceo-alan-joyce-expecting-huge-growth-in-us-market/ with Qantas expecting huge growth in the US market. 10% growth in the past year apparently, so definitely robust and IMO good news for QF given the dominant position the...

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by LionelHutz
Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 32033

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

Article on Australian Aviation http://australianaviation.com.au/2016/12/qantas-ceo-alan-joyce-expecting-huge-growth-in-us-market/ with Qantas expecting huge growth in the US market. 10% growth in the past year apparently, so definitely robust and IMO good news for QF given the dominant position they...

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by LionelHutz
Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cebu Pacific evaluating A330neo, A350 and 787 to support new long haul flights to the US
Replies: 85
Views: 13042

Re: Cebu Pacific evaluating A330neo, A350 and 787 to support new long haul flights to the US

A follow-up to CAPA's coverage indicates that MEL has overtaken HNL once more in 5J's priority destinations..... http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/cebu-pacific-air-reconsiders-melbourne-under-tigerair-australia-partnership-as-sydney-route-improves-316669 Quote: "The LCC initially added Mel...

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by LionelHutz
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cebu Pacific evaluating A330neo, A350 and 787 to support new long haul flights to the US
Replies: 85
Views: 13042

Re: Cebu Pacific evaluating A330neo, A350 and 787 to support new long haul flights to the US

I think the A350 probably is the most likely candidate for Cebu to fly to California with. That flight is 7300 miles and westbound can be 15 hours with the winds. The A330neo has more range than their current fleet and 7300 miles is within the marketing range, but Cebu has a dense seating configura...

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by LionelHutz
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350ULR and -1000, good Qantas long haul fit?
Replies: 146
Views: 17575

Re: A350ULR and -1000, good Qantas long haul fit?

If EK buys an ownership stake in QF, we might see more collaboration. I don't know if that would happen, but it might. Not going to happen, EK has previously said its not interested in buying an equity stake in QF http://www.ausbt.com.au/emirates-says-n ... -in-qantas That's from 2 years ago, Qanta...

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by LionelHutz
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 32033

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

Will the airlines be able / or able to claim compensation from whoever is responsible for this fuel supply issue at MEL ? My question as well. Also, is this a case of bad luck on the part of the airport, or is this poor management and they should they have better fuel reserves? Unless things have c...

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by LionelHutz
Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 32033

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

ZuluAlpha wrote:
Will the airlines be able / or able to claim compensation from whoever is responsible for this fuel supply issue at MEL ?


My question as well.
Also, is this a case of bad luck on the part of the airport, or is this poor management and they should they have better fuel reserves?

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by LionelHutz
Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350ULR and -1000, good Qantas long haul fit?
Replies: 146
Views: 17575

Re: A350ULR and -1000, good Qantas long haul fit?

It seems to me that this is going to be a 777X order, particularly for the -8. The A359LR has the range, yes, but probably doesn't have the payload QF might want, or the capacity for that matter. The 777-9 would be perfect for Asia/West Coast US. A fleet consisting of the 787-9, 777-8 and 777-9 see...

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by LionelHutz
Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350ULR and -1000, good Qantas long haul fit?
Replies: 146
Views: 17575

Re: A350ULR and -1000, good Qantas long haul fit?

It seems to me that this is going to be a 777X order, particularly for the -8. The A359LR has the range, yes, but probably doesn't have the payload QF might want, or the capacity for that matter. The 777-9 would be perfect for Asia/West Coast US. A fleet consisting of the 787-9, 777-8 and 777-9 see...

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by LionelHutz
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350ULR and -1000, good Qantas long haul fit?
Replies: 146
Views: 17575

Re: A350ULR and -1000, good Qantas long haul fit?

The 789 remains the best aircraft for QF. It gives them range and fuel economy, with a cabin sized at the right level for business and premium leisure traffic. Trying to fill large cabins doesn't work on a lot of routes, not with their cost base. Their existing A388's and 744's should cover routes l...

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by LionelHutz
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 32033

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

Could the potential shelving of PER-LHR make QF rethink the about the profitability of ULH 789 routes. Should QF change its mission plan for the 789 could we see a change in the seating configuration to a less J heavy configuration? I think looking at their load factors, proportion of business/prem...

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by LionelHutz
Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 32033

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

QF have said PER airport has weeks to agree with it's proposal otherwise non stop flights to Europe will be put off for up to 10 years https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/ ... -thin-ice/ Sounds like the screws are starting to be applied. I wouldn't be surprised if neither QF or PER airport budge...

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by LionelHutz
Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 32033

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

I think Australian airports are always tricky for airlines to deal with. Carriers seems to subsidise the non-aviation income streams, if there were no airlines retail, and car parking wouldn't exist. Yet the carriers seem to pay for all investments... If money had been spent when required as oppose...

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by LionelHutz
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 32033

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

I would've assumed that the flight would originate in either SYD or MEL, which alleviates the need for positioning flights. Line maintenance wouldn't be an issue, especially in LHR, just contract it to BA and the 787 isn't a stranger to PER either. As for slots and timings in LHR, a lot depends on ...

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by LionelHutz
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 32033

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

If you ran PER2355-LHR1000, then turned around and did LHR1230-PER1330, could the 789 do a MEL/SYD run and back in the ~12 hours it has between 1330 and 2355? Ie get as much out of the frame as possible? I think that schedule may be too tight, depending on your assumptions about departure/arrival t...

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by LionelHutz
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 32033

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

In regards to the 789 there was a rumour a couple weeks ago that the first 3 routes would be MEL-LAX MEL-PER-LHR BNE-LAX-JFK If this is the case, this would allow QF to retire the 2 oldest 744's Can QF15/16 afford to drop 100 economy seats? The 77W is a much better aircraft BNE-LAX-BNE rather than ...

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by LionelHutz
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146
Replies: 245
Views: 31788

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146

Any insight into once Qantas receives their first 789's that 744's VH-OEB and VH-OJM will be retired? Given that they the oldest of the 744's of 1991 and 1993 vintage, and Qantas have said they will be replacing 744's in addition to opening new routes I assume these two are the first candidates? Ch...

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by LionelHutz
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146
Replies: 245
Views: 31788

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146

Any insight into once Qantas receives their first 789's that 744's VH-OEB and VH-OJM will be retired? Given that they the oldest of the 744's of 1991 and 1993 vintage, and Qantas have said they will be replacing 744's in addition to opening new routes I assume these two are the first candidates? Che...

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by LionelHutz
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146
Replies: 245
Views: 31788

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146

I think part of the issue is the cost - 25 to 45 million seems like a lot for what is meant to be a temporary arrangement. The benefits are no let tangible. The airport is a business just like qf - it gets 30-40k passengers a day, so this seems like a very large outlay for what is a small added ben...

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by LionelHutz
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146
Replies: 245
Views: 31788

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146

Hi, long time lurker, first time poster... So I notice on expertflyer a lot of QF international flights to Asian destinations (SYD-SIN, SYD-MNL, MEL-HKG, etc) utilising A333 and A332 seem to have very light loading in economy cabins even for flights departing in next few days. I'm talking loadings ...

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by LionelHutz
Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146
Replies: 245
Views: 31788

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146

Hi, long time lurker, first time poster... So I notice on expertflyer a lot of QF international flights to Asian destinations (SYD-SIN, SYD-MNL, MEL-HKG, etc) utilising A333 and A332 seem to have very light loading in economy cabins even for flights departing in next few days. I'm talking loadings ...

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by LionelHutz
Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146
Replies: 245
Views: 31788

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146

Hi, long time lurker, first time poster... So I notice on expertflyer a lot of QF international flights to Asian destinations (SYD-SIN, SYD-MNL, MEL-HKG, etc) utilising A333 and A332 seem to have very light loading in economy cabins even for flights departing in next few days. I'm talking loadings o...

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