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by CraigAnderson
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 60273

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Haha.. the TK in Australia stories are gets comical. They have been talking up services to Australia for years now and seemingly commit to something and walk away. Likely best that they don’t bother mentioning it and if it actually happens then we will see it in action. Yes, I have seen SO many tim...

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by CraigAnderson
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 60273

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Updated Reuters article says AJ looking at A321neo for JQ. "Joyce said the airline was considering whether to take some of the larger A321neo variant, which have a longer range than the older A320s they would be replacing. That would allow Jetstar to switch flights like Sydney-Bali to A321neos,...

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by CraigAnderson
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 60273

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

qf789 wrote:
So does this lead to a confirmation that QF will be keeping OJS/T/U longer?


Good point, does anybody know what the latest 747 retirement timetable looks like?

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by CraigAnderson
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 60273

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

In other news, Alan Joyce's latest words on Project Sunrise https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/singapore-full-load-capability-key-to-qantass-ulr-445523/?CMPID=sf181295976 Old news, AJ said back when they launched Project Sunrise that they needed the aircraft to carry "a full passenger ...

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by CraigAnderson
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 60273

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

More on QF787, sounds like no new orders on Feb22 :( “We are just taking delivery of the aircraft this year so we really want to see the case working and business case performing the way we expected to,” Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said. “Once we’re comfortable with that, then we will put the order in for...

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by CraigAnderson
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 60273

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/e ... ith-qantas
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Emirates Engineering to repaint eight Qantas A380s in Dubai new 'armless roo' livery starting March 2018.
https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/e ... ith-qantas

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by CraigAnderson
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 60273

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Joyce will let the first of 15 next Boeing 787-9 options lapse when it comes up this month and will make a decision on some others in a "few more months." https://www.reuters.com/article/us-singapore-airshow-qantas/australias-qantas-will-let-one-boeing-787-option-lapse-undecided-on-others-...

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by CraigAnderson
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 60273

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/959953456189468672


I thought her tail was already painted in the new Aboriginal livery..?
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qf789 wrote:
Qantas 789 VH-ZND returning to flightline after taxi tests

Image

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/959953456189468672


I thought her tail was already painted in the new Aboriginal livery..?

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by CraigAnderson
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 60273

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Its just not that simple. QF has already reassigned 1 A388 to MEL-SIN. By dropping MEL-DXB-LHR, SYD-SIN-LHR will require 3 frames rather than 2.5. Hypothetically if QF operate a flight such as MEL-HKG-LHR that would also require 3 frames as the slots available would be for arriving at LHR either a ...

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by CraigAnderson
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 60273

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

How many production slot rights do QF have in the upcoming period? This should be a guide to how many aircraft they will look to confirm. I don't know, QF did have some slides out a few years ago for media and investor days where they showed 787 slots per-year but I believe some were pushed back an...

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by CraigAnderson
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 60273

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

If the frames currently being used for MEL-DXB-LHR are reassigned to SYD-HKG-LHR they'd have the frames although QF has said MEL-SIN will become A380 from end of March as a sort-of-feeder into SIN-LHR so that would tip the balance.

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by CraigAnderson
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 60273

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Qantas financials on Feb22, may as well start the guessing game as to what will be announced besides another massive profit! Like everybody else I'm tipping second batch of 787 orders, AJ has said fleet needs to be "in the teens" to work so that'd mean at least 4+ more but I would think an...

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by CraigAnderson
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 60273

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

https://www.ausbt.com.au/airbus-woos-qa ... ource=hero
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Visiting A350-1000 will be doing a scenic flight over SYD on Feb12 from 1200-1330.

https://www.ausbt.com.au/airbus-woos-qa ... ource=hero

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by CraigAnderson
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 60273

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

https://www.ausbt.com.au/next-gen-airbu ... -day-visit
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Airbus A350-1000 test aircraft MSN065 flying into SYD on Feb 10 at 9pm from BKK, departing Feb 12 at 4pm for AKL
https://www.ausbt.com.au/next-gen-airbu ... -day-visit

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by CraigAnderson
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

eamondzhang wrote:
CraigAnderson wrote:
Lucky door prizes at next month’s QF 2016-2017 FY report ?

Correction in case if you're not aware, next month would be FY2017-2018 Half Year report since our Financial Year starts 1 July :duck:


Yes, you're right, it'll be July-Dec 2017 which is H1 for FY. My mistake!

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by CraigAnderson
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Could QF use the second BNE-LAX B787 to run a tag onto SEA instead of having it sitting on the ground at LAX all day like the A380s and B747s do? Unlike those frames the 787 is a lot smaller and better suited to a ‘hop’ like this. It’d work in the same way as the LAX-JFK flight by also taking passen...

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by CraigAnderson
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

It looks like Qantas' second BNE-based Boeing 787 US destination won't run daily, according to the AusBT report: Until December 2018, the daily Brisbane – Los Angeles Dreamliner service will be complemented by “up to three weekly Boeing 747 flights to meet seasonal demand,” Qantas says. Once Qantas’...

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by CraigAnderson
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-boeing- ... start-sept
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Qantas to start Boeing 78 flights from Brisbane to LAX then conruining to JFK from September 1
https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-boeing- ... start-sept

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by CraigAnderson
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Lucky door prizes at next month’s QF 2016-2017 FY report ?

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by CraigAnderson
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Is there something going wrong with posting here? I've submitted a post in reply to another's about CAPA, but it has not appeared?

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by CraigAnderson
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

FYI, Virgin Australia has now rolled out IFE-WiFi across its WA-based FIFO fleet of Fokker 100s and Airbus A320s.

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by CraigAnderson
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

In other news and QF787-related, I must have missed this during last year's orgy of Dreamliner coverage but Qantas has abandoned plans to use the 787 as a replacement for the A330s on domestic routes and even to Asia, meaning it will almost certainly not take up the full set of 45 orders & optio...

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by CraigAnderson
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

ZNC now flying, no fanfare but that's to be expected. I imagine the next big blast will be ZND's Aboriginal livery. Maybe Qantas will also paint a 787 in some RetroRoo type of 'tribute' livery because that will honestly be the last time they can expect any significant free coverage around a 787 deli...

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by CraigAnderson
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Err, that article is a few years old, from October 2015. Yes, sure, but I haven't seen it posted here before - maybe I missed it. I'm not sure what you want me to do? mariner Well if you're saying "I see that Flight Centre is now adding luxury corporate jets to their offerings" it's clear...

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by CraigAnderson
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

I see that Flight Centre is now adding luxury corporate jets to their offerings. http://www.smh.com.au/business/aviation/flight-centre-moves-beyond-cattle-class-targeting-vips-with-private-jets-20151030-gkmyk8.html "Flight Centre moves beyond cattle class, targeting VIPs with private jets"...

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by CraigAnderson
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Looks like HNA's woes are quite real. HNA is considering selling Hong Kong Airlines. I wonder what it would mean for VA and their HNA alliance. EY will probably exit VA's share register. Is it time for SQ to reconsider taking over VA? VA has a new opportunity to go in a new direction and it's time ...

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by CraigAnderson
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

https://www.ausbt.com.au/singapore-airl ... ly-flights
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Bye-bye, Capital Express: SQ drops Wellington from CBR, converts CBR to daily Boeing 777-300ER with a Sydney stopover, adds new Singapore-Melbourne-Wellington service!
https://www.ausbt.com.au/singapore-airl ... ly-flights

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by CraigAnderson
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

So was my source good, or what?

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by CraigAnderson
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

https://twitter.com/NTLairport/status/9 ... 5312912385
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NTL-ADL 3x weekly from March, “FlyPelican is partnering with Alliance Airlines who will operate the flights.” Boom.

https://twitter.com/NTLairport/status/9 ... 5312912385

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by CraigAnderson
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

https://scontent.fakl2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26814627_1808297922516248_7519403393047591567_n.jpg?oh=617b9e7a3b7f6de78ecaf81c542c8abd&oe=5AEB1B69 Why is the NTL social media team using that old photo of Richard Branson in drag? :P LOL But yes 'very well played' of them to plant fake pages reg...

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by CraigAnderson
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

NTLDaz wrote:
If Fly Pelican takes their 19 seater to ADL send me your address and I'll send you a case.


The aircraft will be an Alliance Fokker.

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by CraigAnderson
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

No, it's Adelaide according to a very very well-placed source.

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by CraigAnderson
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Rumour until confirmed but you can lock this one in and take it to the bank, FlyPelican will begin direct NTL-ADL flights in March. Expect public announcement sometime next week.

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by CraigAnderson
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

As the fourth Dreamliner will have Aboriginal livery and be flown to Alice Springs as part of its delivery flight, I reckon this will HAVE to be the one named 'Dreamtime'

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by CraigAnderson
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

QantasLink will add two Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet. These aircraft will be transferred from Jetstar Australia to QantasLink from March 2018, however in the future they will be sourced from the Jetstar Asia order. The Airbus A320 will be operated and maintained by the QANTAS Group wholly-owned...

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by CraigAnderson
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will BA update their J seats?
Replies: 21
Views: 2979

Re: Will BA update their J seats?

That VisorTravel site is a blog which obviously is doing illegal copy/paste of other peoples’ work and I think the guy doesn’t speak English as a first language so he is changing some words to try and make the article appear not a 100% copy and using a thesaurus, so he looks up ‘business’ and replac...

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by CraigAnderson
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

So what, dedicate a plane to a route because of its name? Not the best idea if youre wanting to keep fleet utilisation high and maximise the revenue potential.... LOL! Mate, Qokka is all about getting even more publicity for PER-LHR, nobody said it'll only ever be ex-PER and even if it's PER-MEL-SF...

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by CraigAnderson
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will BA update their J seats?
Replies: 21
Views: 2979

Re: Will BA update their J seats?

Here's the latest on BA's Club World seat shenanigans, several concept designs but BA pointedly deny that they have ditched the "CW Mk III" in-house design for an "off the rack" design which is the same seat as EK's A380: https://www.ausbt.com.au/british-airways-coy-on-new-club-w...

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by CraigAnderson
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 163021

Re: Chicago Aviation News

Qantas rumoured to be looking at BNE-ORD as its next B789 route, BNE will be hub for 4 x 789s with two doing BNE-LAX-JFK and QF CEO has suggested SEA, ORD and DFW as likely destinations for the other two, anybody here heard any rumours from inside ORD on this?

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by CraigAnderson
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

The puerile naming policy Qantas has chosen for their 787s is very disappointing. Historically QF have named fleets after place names (747/738/A330) or significant people (A380). The 787 names are infantile and lack any cohesion or style. Fortunately VA did away with the stupid names that DJ went w...

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by CraigAnderson
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... est-of-wa/
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Qantas' third Boeing 787-9, ZNC, to be named 'Quokka', with 'Skippy' to follow later this year
https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... est-of-wa/

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by CraigAnderson
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

'Five elephants in the room': Virgin Australia dances ownership tango http://www.smh.com.au/business/aviation/five-elephants-in-the-room-virgin-australia-dances-ownership-tango-20180110-p4yydg.html "After years of speculation and minority shareholder angst, Virgin Australia last year confirmed ...

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by CraigAnderson
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

But which way should Virgin Australia go even under a new boss? No sense bringing in somebody new to keep things the way they are, if the way they are isn't working. This is why I think the board really doesn't have much of a "Plan B" or isn't crying out for a new boss. VA's burnt through ...

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by CraigAnderson
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018a

If JB was as you say, he would have most certainly been given a golden handshake some time ago. He must have some credibility as he still in the "chair",to quote an expression. JB is still there because the board has no other choice. The closest they came was Luxon who clearly wanted diff...

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by CraigAnderson
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Regarding rumours of CX for CBR CX has put to bed those rumours, saying that it does not have plans to serve CBR. See: https://blueswandaily.com/cathay-pacific-no-plans-to-launch-canberra-services/. Cheers, C. Not saying that I give that CX Secrets Facebook page any credibility, but if CX actually ...

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by CraigAnderson
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Why SQ running OZ-US? UA or NZ maybe, NZ unlikely though they will go through AKL. SQ were denied rights 15 years ago and TBH I don’t think much would have changed, not a natural route for them. VA seem to do ok to LAX, is it profitable? And they are interested in Asia, rightly or wrongly, they may...

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by CraigAnderson
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

BITRE October 2017 Stats have just been released Whilst we can't compare the load factors between CX, QF and VA on MEL only, it certainly isn't a strong performance by VA for a 5-6month old route. Although VA's other numbers eg LAX aren't bad I still would like to see VA 1. exit the international m...

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by CraigAnderson
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

I'm curious as to what websites everybody here reads for Australian airline & aviation news, here is my list of how I rate the websites, any I am missing out and should put on the list? Australian Aviation http://australianaviation.com.au : of course! A shame they keep the best articles for the ...

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by CraigAnderson
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Luxon vs Broghetti is almost worth an TV show on Barvo! A dramatic mini-series maybe, I'd watch it! Did anybody publish a solid report of exactly what happened, or was it like JT leaving Virgin in a hurry, exact reasons generally hushed up? What I heard was that at a board meeting Luxon demanded th...

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by CraigAnderson
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 76682

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Hi All, Long time lurker, thought I'd join the ranks of poster today... I'm off to LAX next week with Virgin, does anyone know if of their 777 (other than VH-VPE) has been fitted with WiFi yet? An article from AusBT in early December indicated a second would be completed by end of December 17 but I...

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