I think Airbus might be marketing it along this route too. If they are then it must be keeping it's current seating config or at least slightly below it What does that mean? In seat count the 777-9 will be the closest to the A380. Both have more range. The point of the ULR is opening up additional ...Jump to post
But how much of that LF is due to pax who will take SYD-LHR and MEL-LHR insteadJump to post
When is the PER airport issue going to be resolved!? As more 789's get delivered they should launch PER-CDG and PER-FRA ASAP. Who knows. I suspect the issue is that the terminal needs $$ invested to support new flights and PER Airport isn't willing (or wants harsh terms) given they want to demolish...Jump to post
Think QF already has a bunch of pretty cheap 787 optionsJump to post
Fairly clear that the 321neoXLR will take some of the shorter SE-Asian routes from SYD/MEL, cross country and maybe new routes from Adelaide to Asia or to India, hopefully with a proper international 1-1 business product for Qantas (the talk when that order was announced was 12 QF, 12 JQ and 12 TBA)...Jump to post
This article gives a good summary of the split scimitar winglets.
They are expensive and add weight, so you really only see the benefits above 1000nm routes.
Of note the AT winglets on the 737Max are quite different from these retrofits.
downdata wrote:Less certain I'd think. Most of their transfer traffic will go through HKG and PVG given the greater flight times to Beijing, and PEK is better located for much business traffic (the same reason MU and CZ fought to keep some flights at PEK) Jump to postI'm guessing Qantas will make the switch as well
Virgin post on the split scimitar winglets on its Facebook site
https://www.facebook.com/94622926989/po ... 131651990/
CraigAnderson wrote:I'd say unlikely.. Qantas like to get maximum press, so would think it would be separated.Qantas financials due August 22, what bets that this will see announcement of the Project Sunrise 'winner'?
Two A380s down with OQK in DRS for refurb, and OQB in AUH for check.
But agree that any issue at an outstation normally has a bigger impact than at home
(Albeit with its own maintenance facilities and long layovers you could argue LAX is almost a home port for QF)
As I said, either the B778 or A350CEO will be obsolete by the time they enter the operational phase for this project... with a full payload and low fuel burn will be available for BA, VS and virtually all of Europe to start flooding the. Always something better just round the corner. Any ULR of a 3...Jump to post
The A380s are just commencing an expensive refurb process, so will be flying with QF for another 8-10yrs. So while Sunrise will put the manufacturer in the box seat for those eventual replacement aircraft, it's by no means guaranteed, a lot can change in this time By then you've definitely got a 350...Jump to post
A similar dynamic exists with the effective duopoly in Australia...a lot of people, but concentrated mostly along the Gold Coast and Perth. Albeit Australia has 2 LCCs in Jetstar and Tiger, both owned by Qantas and Virgin Aus. (Tiger was originally setup by Singapore then folded in) But both have b...Jump to post
I can see the 2020 747 retirements occuring, as the QF schedule generally pulls back some routes during the middle of the year. But i see a need for a small top-up order as otherwise they will have less aircraft for Dec/Jan 2020/21 compared to 2019/20 And any Sunrise order won't come in time. Unless...Jump to post
Felt bad for him personally but not for the cancellation. Also was a long bow that he didn't book the tickets himself. He made the calls, and the AA agents are trained to treat their Exec Plats well and meet their metrics. They may not of even known he was not flying. That said I don't think that AA...Jump to post
The airlines are in a very uncomfortable situation here. If they ban the support animals' support, they will be sued and they will lose. If they do not forbid them, they will sooner or later be sued as well, and they will lose as well. Simple solution. Require every flying animal to have a $100k th...Jump to post
In no other country would MAS be able to merge with AirAsia due to competition issues, but this is Malaysia... Malindo and MAS maybe, but I can't see the Indonesians being allowed near it. Converting into an LCC won't work - AirAsia has too much scale compared to them to compete. Better working on r...Jump to post
VH-OQG just positioned back to LHR as QF6006 and VH-OQK has landed after operating QF1.
Presume this is the start of the refurbs.
(Unless in the very unlikely event they did OQG in the 5 wks it spent in DRS with no publicity or leaks - very unlike QF)
why is BA doing this? PEK is the preferred airport? Are they unable to get good time slots at PEK? Seems like CA is really going to win out from this. At a guess BA has a lot of connecting traffic through PEK, being some 700nm closer to LHR than PVG. So if it's main connections are moving then it n...Jump to post
didn't know about the new airport! Under construction and not expected to open until late 2026. Not planned to shut the current airport, more that Western Sydney Airport will serve a different catchment area, and with 24hr operations provide more flexibility for some airlines and freight. It's abou...Jump to post
But in that era I think DJs (VAs former code) cost base was significantly lower than QF. Can't really reverse that now. And you risk losing many of the high yielding corporate customers if you go too far (eg. Removing free food from flex fares - oops already done that) While the 77Ws might have been...Jump to post
Boof wrote:My point about JQ753 was more that the last inbounds from Melbourne (JQ, QLink, VA) had all been cancelled at the same time the BNE service was leaving, yet they flew 2.5 hours to a high likelihood of missed approach and diversion.
QF is about to spend big $s refurbing all 12, and have recently repainted 9/12 so they aren't going anywhere soon.Jump to post
Really doubt qf gets the a330neo when they already have a sizable fleet of 788s and 789s to fulfill that niche. No point increasing fleet complexity for no reason Equally don't see QF. The 330 fleet still has some life left. Might be one more small order of 789s, then onto 777/350 deliveries, plus ...Jump to post
It's an interesting question.
PEK is definitely closer to most of the professional (banking/legal etc) firms bases although Beijing doesn't have a typical business district, but PKX will obviously provide better CZ/MU connections.
Don't see any shortage of parts for the A380 with the number heading for scrapping. Engine wise, aren't most under power by hour contracts so this isn't really the operators issue? So at this point seems only QF, SQ and EK will be refurbing aircraft. Any others likely to go down this path? I think t...Jump to post
LT Plat at 75000 SC is only really achievable for a small minority (those who pull in 5-6000 SC/year for a sustained period). Otherwise for most I see it as a small devaluation with most premium rewards getting 10-15% more expensive though cash $ cost coming down. I never saw much value in the econo...Jump to post
Any update on which non-skyteam airlines will be making the move?Jump to post
Agree no point buying a 321XLR for routes a 737 can do. Routes I could see for QF. PER - AKL, HKG (vs CX) ADL - SIN, HKG, NRT CBR - HKG, SIN (less likely) Additional frequency services to SYD, MEL, HKG, possibly on the seemingly less popular day flights back from Asia where the 330 hasn't worked. As...Jump to post
they may want to hurry up and order more aircraft. Plenty of time for that. And I suspect somewhat dependent on the Sunrise decision and timing. With last night's announcement of the 321XLR I also wonder whether a small fleet based at BNE, ADL and CBR is a possibility for flights to SIN, HKG and NRT.Jump to post
It's interesting in the press release it states 4700nm, yet includes SYD-NRT as a pair which is actually 4850m (4200nm} edit .. stupid. It's definitely an option for Qantas on thinner Asian routes SIN, HKG and NRT from BNE, ADL and possibly even CBR and SWZ (Western Sydney when it opens in 2027). Le...Jump to post