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by moa999
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 493
Views: 103659

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

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 ...

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by moa999
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 277031

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

But how much of that LF is due to pax who will take SYD-LHR and MEL-LHR instead

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by moa999
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 277031

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

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...

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by moa999
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 277031

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Think QF already has a bunch of pretty cheap 787 options

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by moa999
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 72015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

So ZNI/J/K are all within 10 spots on the Everett production line.

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by moa999
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 493
Views: 103659

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Assuming the aircraft will still need to be premium heavy for Sunrise, not sure if BA would want such a subfleet.

If see better uses for BA in a regular config like MAN-SIN (SQ currently does this on a 35J on the aircraft that flies from IAH)

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by moa999
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 72015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

VWY is older being a 2001 Aero Lloyd delivery, then flying with Spirit from 2004 then Jetstar from 2008

VWZ is similar (but listed by airfleets as owned by Pembroke Capital (Standard Chartered))

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by moa999
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 72015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

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)...

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by moa999
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 72015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

http://www.b737.org.uk/winglets.htm#splitscimitar

Of note the AT winglets on the 737Max are quite different from these retrofits.
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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.
http://www.b737.org.uk/winglets.htm#splitscimitar

Of note the AT winglets on the 737Max are quite different from these retrofits.

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by moa999
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX (Beijing Daxing) Route Announcements and News Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 21267

Re: Beijing Daxing Route Announcements and News Thread

downdata wrote:
I'm guessing Qantas will make the switch as well
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)

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by moa999
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 277031

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

CraigAnderson wrote:
Qantas financials due August 22, what bets that this will see announcement of the Project Sunrise 'winner'?
I'd say unlikely.. Qantas like to get maximum press, so would think it would be separated.
Top-up 787 order a possibility

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by moa999
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 72015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

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)

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by moa999
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 65549

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Think there was a picture in one of the earlier monthly threads

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by moa999
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 72015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

qf789 wrote:
I was Referring to virgin but yes they are having some retrofitted


Any idea on whether they're committed to a number, or if it's a trial.

From memory of the initial SSW threads it really only makes sense for longer routes.

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by moa999
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 72015

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

qf789 wrote:
If you are currently on a flight under 3 hours you will notice the difference

Also the first 737 with SSW will enter service next week


Catering change?

Qantas with split scimitar? Where are the alterations taking place.

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by moa999
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 277031

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

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...

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by moa999
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 59400

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Best to go back and read the June thread (the order was announced on Jun 19). Note also it's a Group order for 36, with some (possibly most) likely to end up in silver.

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by moa999
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 277031

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

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...

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by moa999
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 59400

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Best asked in the Project Sunrise thread

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by moa999
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada ULCC Market Potential
Replies: 44
Views: 5154

Re: Canada ULCC Market Potential

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...

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by moa999
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 59400

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

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...

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by moa999
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly
Replies: 35
Views: 4873

Re: Update: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly

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...

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by moa999
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 11353

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

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...

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by moa999
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 174
Views: 39846

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

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...

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by moa999
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 65549

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

VXD now out of SYD, seemingly replaced by VXM

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by moa999
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 65549

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Think VZD spent 7 days in SYD early July but no recent photos.
Agree that it has taken a long time.

Also despite I think 6 332s now having the antenna it doesn't seem to be active on many of them.

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by moa999
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines simpified livery ?
Replies: 25
Views: 5952

Re: Brussels Airlines simpified livery ?

Brussels could easily be an identical scheme to LH, just with the different tail logo

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by moa999
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 59400

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

And as expected VH-OQK off to DRS as QF6005

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by moa999
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 59400

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

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)

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by moa999
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 7012

Re: 737-8200?

The 737-8174 (eg. AA) doesn't sound that good though

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by moa999
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 59400

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

PKX has also taken 5yrs to build, and I suspect not as much earth flattening as Badgerys Creek - it wasn't exactly a level site.

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by moa999
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX (Beijing Daxing) Route Announcements and News Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 21267

Re: Beijing Daxing Route Announcements and News Thread

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...

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by moa999
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AussieHolidays (3): Boeing 717 to beautiful Canberra.
Replies: 7
Views: 4851

Re: AussieHolidays (3): Boeing 717 to beautiful Canberra.

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...

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by moa999
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 59400

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

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...

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by moa999
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 59400

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

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.


Weather doesn't tend to remain static for 2.5hrs

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by moa999
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 59400

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

A380 VH-OQG is now at 4 weeks in DRS,
Whereas the first aircraft (not refurbed) OQE only spent 16 days.

Is the plan still for OQK first or has this changed? Had previously been stated OQK would go in at the start of July.

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by moa999
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 15847

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

travelhound wrote:
The QF A333's are in the 16-17 year old age bracket and as such will be up for replacement in the very near future.
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332s EBA-EBD are 2002-03
333s QPA-QPG are 2003-05
332s EBL-EBV are 2008-12 deliveries

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by moa999
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EASA: Check for cracks in A380 outer rear spar.
Replies: 21
Views: 5870

Re: EASA: Check for cracks in A380 outer rear spar.

QF is about to spend big $s refurbing all 12, and have recently repainted 9/12 so they aren't going anywhere soon.

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by moa999
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 15847

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

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 ...

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by moa999
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 174
Views: 39846

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

Agree would be silly to go all-LCC.
Just no way to get to AirAsia's cost base.

But they need to get it down to at least close, but that involves political pain both from job cuts, and negotiation with some of the government owned airports.

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by moa999
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX (Beijing Daxing) Route Announcements and News Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 21267

Re: Finnair to launch Helsinki—Beijing Daxing this November, becoming 1st inter’l carrier to operate at both PKX and PEK

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.

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by moa999
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 22363

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

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...

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by moa999
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 62597

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

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...

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by moa999
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 179
Views: 41215

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

Any update on which non-skyteam airlines will be making the move?

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by moa999
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 62597

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

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...

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by moa999
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 62597

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

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.

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by moa999
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 400
Views: 69830

Re: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR

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...

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by moa999
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 62597

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

But are they routes that a much cheaper 717/F100 couldn't fly?

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by moa999
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 62597

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

And when the 747s go, QF will have more 789s.

When aircraft go tech a long way from home on almost any airline they will have issues.

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