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by lessredtape
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65080

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

looking at flights to NAN due to cyclone there. Almost everything is canc today, except VA, but FJ have a red eye tomorrow night BNE/NAN & still selling & VA have an A332 BNE/NAN early tomorrow.

Can an A332 land on cross runway at NAN ? which is 2136m ?

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by lessredtape
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65080

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

How do you think Virgin as a business will handle the heavy maintenance checks on there 777 fleet next year and the trimming of flights to LA? Especially Va1/Va2 that is dropping from a daily service to 5 flights a week? hopeless. VA need to maintain daily from at least 2 cities to LAX & at sam...

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by lessredtape
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 18003

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

If it was that beneficial we'd see ZK- registered planes all over Australia as opposed to the status quo which is the reverse NZ used to codeshare with VA, now with QF. NZ doesn’t want to compete domestically in OZ with VA or QF. However, both SYD & MEL airports are congested messes with consta...

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by lessredtape
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 18003

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

any NZ airline can operate domesticallyin OZ without restriction & have been told that they don't have to deal with CASA, which must be a huge benefit. If it was that beneficial we'd see ZK- registered planes all over Australia as opposed to the status quo which is the reverse NZ used to codesh...

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by lessredtape
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again
Replies: 51
Views: 8633

Re: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again

This is a good start. I hope it gains traction. Unfortunately I cannot view the article. Is there a fee for this service? I do not think a security clearance fee would be unreasonable. You are using a service, so paying for the screening should be expected. I'd like to see the limits adjusted hourl...

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by lessredtape
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon
Replies: 67
Views: 13031

Re: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon

I don’t really understand how this would work if the passenger fleet isn’t being reduced. Amazon’s cargo business peaks from Thanksgiving to Jan1. That’s only a 5 week window. I don’t really understand how this makes sense from a resource balance issue unless they trash aircraft utilization on both...

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by lessredtape
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again
Replies: 51
Views: 8633

Re: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again

This is a good start. I hope it gains traction. Unfortunately I cannot view the article. Is there a fee for this service? I do not think a security clearance fee would be unreasonable. You are using a service, so paying for the screening should be expected. I'd like to see the limits adjusted hourl...

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by lessredtape
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65080

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

just read this, buried in link below Qantas has also announced it will extend its seasonal service to Sapporo for another year. The flights will operate three times per week during the 2020-21 ski season from 14 December 2020 to 27 February 2021 with the airline’s upgraded A330. link https://karryon...

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by lessredtape
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65080

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Inaugural seasonal Qantas service to Chitose (CTS), Sapporo Japan commences today 16th December 2019. Flight QF39/40 will be operated by an Airbus A330-200 and VH-EBR will operate today’s inaugural service. Flights will operate thrice weekly until 28 March 2020. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk d...

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by lessredtape
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65080

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

friends just flew BNE/NAN on FJ tickets, but aircraft was Malindo Air. Do FJ keep this quiet? The aircraft is just being leased by FJ while the 737MAX remain grounded yes know that, but how far in advance can you find out who's aircraft is operating route ? friends upgraded & said no service by...

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by lessredtape
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65080

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Edit: With the exception of ULCCs/Charters, virtually no long-haul airline are interested in the 1-stop "leisure crowd" routes as it's "low yielding", has increased operating costs and there's not much money to be made from those low yielding routes. then how come NZ pull many A...

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by lessredtape
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65080

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

In late August/early September most people won't even notice. It's a seasonal reduction to cover maintenance in low season. There really isn't much to discuss. no business type wants to go via another OZ city to get to LAX. Via AKL or NAN is still popular with leisure crowd.? Edit: With the excepti...

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by lessredtape
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65080

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

$21 an hour is rediculously low. That's basically the same as what Coles or Woolworths pay for an store hand or service team member. they knew the pay rates going in better than $0 an hour. No one should ever strike in a recession. Airlines are being hit particularly hard. Union leaders are obvious...

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by lessredtape
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65080

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Jetstar pilots decide on Christmas strike Jetstar ground crews and baggage handlers across the country have voted to strike in the weeks leading up to Christmas and beyond. The decision was taken after the workers rejected the airline operators rejected their demands for better employment condition...

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by lessredtape
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65080

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Jetstar pilots decide on Christmas strike Jetstar ground crews and baggage handlers across the country have voted to strike in the weeks leading up to Christmas and beyond. The decision was taken after the workers rejected the airline operators rejected their demands for better employment condition...

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by lessredtape
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65080

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Jetstar pilots decide on Christmas strike Jetstar ground crews and baggage handlers across the country have voted to strike in the weeks leading up to Christmas and beyond. The decision was taken after the workers rejected the airline operators rejected their demands for better employment condition...

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by lessredtape
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65080

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

VA & DL would have some idea of how many inbound pax to LAX from OZ connect onto other flights at LAX (not all as know of many people who fly whoever to LAX & then use QF or VA ff pts to go onto other U.S. or Canadian cities). Assuming a decent chunk don't continue onward, then, if DL daily ...

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by lessredtape
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65080

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

In late August/early September most people won't even notice. It's a seasonal reduction to cover maintenance in low season. There really isn't much to discuss. no business type wants to go via another OZ city to get to LAX. Via AKL or NAN is still popular with leisure crowd. I think VA should drop ...

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by lessredtape
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65080

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Virgin will reduce LAX flights in August/September 2020 due to aircraft maintenance BNE-LAX reduced from 6 weekly down to 5 weekly SYD-LAX reduced from daily to 5 weekly MEL-LAX reduced from 5 weekly to 4 weekly https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/virgin-australia-to-temporarily-reduce-lax-flig...

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by lessredtape
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65080

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Reported in the Oz today that Scurrah is looking st the widebody leases. Apparently VA spend $100m on their widebody leases, at above market rates. What do you think he has in mind? The leasing market for widebodies has fallen in a big hole in the past few years with lots of 77Ws, A330s etc availab...

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by lessredtape
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65080

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Virgin will reduce LAX flights in August/September 2020 due to aircraft maintenance BNE-LAX reduced from 6 weekly down to 5 weekly SYD-LAX reduced from daily to 5 weekly MEL-LAX reduced from 5 weekly to 4 weekly https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/virgin-australia-to-temporarily-reduce-lax-flig...

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by lessredtape
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65080

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

The aircraft is just being leased by FJ while the 737MAX remain grounded yes know that, but how far in advance can you find out who's aircraft is operating route ? Did they book through a travel agent, or online booking system? If so FJ would have passed notification to them. Both of which can be h...

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by lessredtape
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 18003

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

United could and then they can come to the USA open a hub in Melbourne or Sydney (or any Australian city) very easily. All they need to do is to establish a (100% foreign owned) domestic entity for their Australian AOC, and use that for any domestic traffic, with international flights from their US...

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by lessredtape
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 18003

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

QF LAX/JFK/LAX is one flight a day each way. Assume it's operated by LAX based crew. How could that even compete with 11 x AA LAX/JFK/LAX & all the other U.S. airlines that fly LA/NYC.

If you miss the QF LAX/JFK will they put you on AA ?

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by lessredtape
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65080

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

qf789 wrote:
lessredtape wrote:
friends just flew BNE/NAN on FJ tickets, but aircraft was Malindo Air. Do FJ keep this quiet?


The aircraft is just being leased by FJ while the 737MAX remain grounded
yes know that, but how far in advance can you find out who's aircraft is operating route ?

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by lessredtape
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65080

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

friends just flew BNE/NAN on FJ tickets, but aircraft was Malindo Air. Do FJ keep this quiet?

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by lessredtape
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 18003

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

Pax didn't have to same day connect at LAX they could have a stop. Not sure what happens now. No clue about OW redemptions, but you can book an Alaska redemption OZ-LAX/JFK with a multi-day stopover in LA. I'd imagine you could probably stretch it pretty far too since the Alaska stopover rules are ...

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by lessredtape
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 18003

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

Unless they allow US airways to fly SYD-MEL haha you used to be allowed to get frequent flyer tickets BNE/SYD on PX using QF ff pts & on NH using AN ff pts. I think QF carries a lot of u.s. domestic freight on LAX/JFK/LAX Cabotage rules extends to domestic freight. No local domestic pax or frei...

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by lessredtape
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 18003

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

Why does QF not just transfer these passengers to AA at LAX? Why do they need to operate LAX - JFK themselves? Well there's a profit to be had, obviously LAX-JFK is going alright for them. Also, daytime LAX-Australia flights don't really work so the aircraft would otherwise be sitting there all day...

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by lessredtape
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 18003

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

hongkongflyer wrote:
Unless they allow US airways to fly SYD-MEL haha
you used to be allowed to get frequent flyer tickets BNE/SYD on PX using QF ff pts & on NH using AN ff pts.

I think QF carries a lot of u.s. domestic freight on LAX/JFK/LAX

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by lessredtape
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: min connecting time at LAX, DL/DL & VA/DL inconsistent
Replies: 1
Views: 802

min connecting time at LAX, DL/DL & VA/DL inconsistent

was just reading on another forum about this ............... in January, SYD/LAX on VA arrives LAX at 0605, on DL arrives 0615. Both can connect legally to DL 1228 LAX/DEN at 0759, but BNE/LAX 5 days a week VA(DL codeshare) also arrives at 0605 but can't connect legally with DL 1228 to DEN. What giv...

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by lessredtape
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29840

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

Interesting perspective. The via LA on the return of the current schedule is easy peasy. It's like when people say they fly visit SIN instead of DXB to Europe due to the long first leg. That only holds one way. The interesting thing about SYD-NYC non stop is that would surely kill off the LAX-JFK c...

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by lessredtape
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much range is too much?
Replies: 45
Views: 6536

Re: How much range is too much?

If the product requires a minimum number of pax to be viable, then it becomes just as important to view the population centers, their wealth distribution to determine whether a market exist. The 777L was more efficient and capable as the A340-500, but the carrier could not dump the burden of financ...

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by lessredtape
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN- How much can it grow?
Replies: 120
Views: 14092

Re: DEN- How much can it grow?

the bigger an airport becomes, the less user friendly it becomes. Great for the airport operator. Why would anyone want to fly to Denver, when EGE is much more consumer friendly ? Because EGE is 2.5 hours from Denver on it’s best day and isolated completely from Denver on its worst? EGE is not clos...

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by lessredtape
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN- How much can it grow?
Replies: 120
Views: 14092

Re: DEN- How much can it grow?

the bigger an airport becomes, the less user friendly it becomes. Great for the airport operator.

Why would anyone want to fly to Denver, if skiing when EGE is much more consumer friendly ?

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by lessredtape
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67876

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

EK axes BNE-SIN-DXB from 30 March next year, the flights will not be replaced. The airline cites that the route suffered heavy losses as the reason. EK will continue to offer MEL-SIN-DXB service daily. to SIN https://www.straitstimes.com/business/companies-markets/emirates-gets-nod-to-end-singapore...

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by lessredtape
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67876

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

19hrs 19 min flight time for QF7879 LHR/SYD. Doesn't seem to bad... Interested to read some reviews of the pax onboard but how many will pay double or even more to save a few hours & in a recession ? Just saw a return fare to EU on Thai, departing in late May, a much better airline that QF for ...

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by lessredtape
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67876

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

I'm just telling you, this one is different. We'll see how it turns out. It's enough if a few of the loudest customers know how to tell and push it in social media to tarnish an airline's reputation with it seriously. Two years after it re-enters service most people will have forgotten. At the time...

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by lessredtape
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67876

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

REX has sent 16.000 letters out to all residents in Dubbo on airport charges as it argues for a better deal https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-07/tensions-between-rex-airlines-dubbo-council-hit-new-highs/11682130 For crying our loud! Rex have been whinging about Dubbo's airport charges for 5 or so...

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by lessredtape
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67876

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Interestingly Ryanair have their maxs renamed. Can’t remember exactly the model they’ll be called. Was it -2000s ? Ryanair have a different model, marketed by Boeing as the 737-MAX200 but officially 737-8200. It is a high density version of the MAX8 with the additional exit door from the MAX9. This...

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by lessredtape
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67876

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Frankly, ordering the Max at this point is close to breach of fiduciary duty when talking about a public company. That plane is history and its public perception will never recover from Boeing's gross incompetence in handling this stuff. Frankly if Boeing fixes the problem and gives QF a great deal...

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by lessredtape
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67876

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Re ABX I think it's a turboprop route. I don't know the CASK difference between an ATR72/Q400 and the small jets but I assume they're lower. BNE/ABX a turboprop route ? It’s approx. 100 miles further than BNE/CBR & approx. 20% less than BNE/MEL & who's talking QF or VA or Rex ? Think many o...

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by lessredtape
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29840

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

I'm not sure if you're being serious or not but given Sydney is a city of over 5 million people and one of the wealthiest cities on Earth I'm sure they'll be ok. Within 6 years there'll be a few hundred thousand more people as well. Sydney is expensive to visit because there is demand. I'm not sure...

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by lessredtape
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67876

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Re ABX I think it's a turboprop route. I don't know the CASK difference between an ATR72/Q400 and the small jets but I assume they're lower. I suspect that QF and VA have more profitable routes to put them on however. I think REX could have a win there though if they were to have a plane that could...

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by lessredtape
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67876

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YCHQ10fjMw

those recaro seats look like they have an ultra slim back, but guess that improves legroom without changing the seat pitch
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VHZNE wrote:
Jetstar have unveiled their interior of their A321neo LR, that will arrive from August 2020.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YCHQ10fjMw

those recaro seats look like they have an ultra slim back, but guess that improves legroom without changing the seat pitch

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by lessredtape
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67876

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

BITRE for August out Thai AirAsia X averaging around 50% on BNE-DMK Virgin NZ loads improving, HKG is another story EK NZ loads just scrapping in around 40% Batik PER-DPS now averaging around 80% https://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/files/International_airline_activity_1908.pdf looking at ...

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by lessredtape
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67876

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Seems to be a lot of public servants in Albury these days, ATO etc. Most people would be suprised at how big the Albury office is, quite a lot is actually done there. Not to mention some of the Exec is based there which drives travel demand. There is the Army base at Wodonga also. wonder what the b...

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by lessredtape
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67876

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

re unserved domestic & international routes DOMESTIC Surely BNE/ABX could support some direct larger jet flights. Jetgo did BNE/ABX daily IIRC, but economies of scale can't have helped. 3 airlines fly SYD/ABX but a nonstop F100/B737/A320 could surely save a minimum of 90 minutes assuming no dela...

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by lessredtape
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 24258

Re: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020

CHC is massive. wow. definitely rumored that this was required for the JV to get approved really surprised LAX-AKL can't sustain year round CHC/LAX might be hard to fill with just CHC locals. Feel that maybe QF/JQ might have really good connections from Australia to CHC to continue onto LAX. Anyway...

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