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by jrfspa320
Wed Oct 27, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 420
Views: 63957

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

JQ has scheduled A320s on MEL-DPS next year. Are these actually intended to be the new A321LRs? I dont think the standard JQ A320s would make MEL-DPS, without significant payload hit anyway. Has been done before! JQ flew extra MEL-DPS services in 2019 using the A320’s! Ah interesting, did not know ...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 420
Views: 63957

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

JQ has scheduled A320s on MEL-DPS next year. Are these actually intended to be the new A321LRs?

I dont think the standard JQ A320s would make MEL-DPS, without significant payload hit anyway.

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by jrfspa320
Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 420
Views: 63957

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

Does QF only have approval for 180mins EDTO for their A330s? Which could be a problem - the BNE-SFO/LAX route would be fine with 180 EDTO. Yes, they have 180min EDTO Thanks! SAA (and MK) operated the route with A330s so definitely doable. The 789s are too premium heavy and really only suitable for ...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 420
Views: 63957

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

I wonder if SYD-DRW-DEL is a temporary arrangement until McGowan opens WA... I also think PER-JNB/CPT will be on the radar considering we may not see SA back on that route. QF has confirmed PER-LHR will be back in April. There's also a consideration DRW-LHR may continue in it's own right, but Perth...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 420
Views: 63957

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

Qantas says flight to DPS could return as early as December https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-update-australia-bali-travel-back-by-christmas-qantas-ceo-hopes/fbfc8227-8293-4659-9e9a-4119891ca0ba I thought Bali isnt an option for aussie travellers until next year? Also didnt QF fly SYD-D...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 420
Views: 63957

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

Qantas says it expects to have 100% of pre COVID domestic capacity by January next year. SYD-MEL flights which were 55 flights a day pre COVID and currently operating daily will see around 15 flights a day in the first week of November increasing to 30-40 flights by Christmas https://www.investing....

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by jrfspa320
Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 420
Views: 63957

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

Qantas says it expects to have 100% of pre COVID domestic capacity by January next year. SYD-MEL flights which were 55 flights a day pre COVID and currently operating daily will see around 15 flights a day in the first week of November increasing to 30-40 flights by Christmas https://www.investing....

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by jrfspa320
Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 420
Views: 63957

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

Will the new 787 issues require QF 787s to be removed from service to be inspected? Hopefully wont impact the planned return to service.

The JQ aircraft are not in the age range specified to be of concern.

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by jrfspa320
Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 420
Views: 63957

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

Another point to consider RE this new "Bonza" airlines is that the airports they fly to will need security screening for passengers so that will narrow down their port options along with the need for a long enough runway for 737MAX. My local airport can accommodate a 737 but there is no s...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 420
Views: 63957

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

Qantas to add DRW-TSV from 31 Jan 22 and DRW-CNS from 29 Mar 22, both services are 3 weekly E90’s https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-adds-new-routes-from-darwin-to-far-north-queensland/ Interesting - theyll be competing with Airnorth on TSV which would already be a codeshare? J...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: New IAG carrier at LGW - BA EuroFlyer
Replies: 317
Views: 68751

Re: New IAG carrier at LGW

jomur wrote:
Seems the BA pilots have accepted the new terms by 82% on a 75% turnout according someone on Flyertalk.com.


So that means BA will stay at LGW?

I hope they stay, i actually way prefer LGW, the lounge is much nicer :)

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by jrfspa320
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker NG jet, an unique opportunity for Boeing?
Replies: 73
Views: 12809

Re: Fokker NG jet, an unique opportunity for Boeing?

3. I believe the E2 sales are suffering on range, how to fix this? You ignore the A220, why? Yes, it is heavier, but not all weight is bad: 1. Reduce fuel burn (electrical subsystems weight more, but save fuel). 2. Wing area (if paired with higher cruise, see E2-175 wing extension), as well as help...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker NG jet, an unique opportunity for Boeing?
Replies: 73
Views: 12809

Re: Fokker NG jet, an unique opportunity for Boeing?

The Fokker NG aircraft appear not to have Kruger or leading age devices. It appears the wing is the same as what is on the Fokker 100. It would then need to have a higher takeoff and landing speed than the the Airbus A220 and Embraer E2 which appear to have the leading edge devices. This is somethi...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 420
Views: 63957

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

Provisional flight plan for EZE-DRW, 8027nm with a flight time of 17 hours and 21 minutes https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FA7iy9GVgAAI8Zx?format=jpg&name=large https://twitter.com/keg767/status/1445341900622336003?s=21 Looks like a fair adjustment to the west on the latter part of the flight. FR24 ...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement
Replies: 507
Views: 111244

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

Yes, the tender is for Boeing 737 and Boeing 717 replacement only. No mention of the Fokker aircraft, so you might be right, that the 717s get redeployed. If not, I wonder if Hawaiian might want them, as the ones in Australia should be in good condition operating around dry Australia vs the islands...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A300 - Who's have you flown ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2132

Re: Airbus A300 - Who's have you flown ?

Only ZB from LTN to ALC....those were the days

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by jrfspa320
Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement
Replies: 507
Views: 111244

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

I too cannot imagine the Fokkers being replaced by shiny new A220s or E2s. You can’t let such expensive planes fly one or two sectors per day and have them standing around the rest of the time. I can see the F100s either being replaced by QF holding onto the 717s for another ten years and moving th...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement
Replies: 507
Views: 111244

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

I think the Fokkers and 717 were preferred for being less vunerable for FOD from the inland runways used. Replacing them with E2s, NEO or MAX wouldnt really address that challenge. Can't they find young CRJ900s until E3s become available? The CRJs would be weight limited I think off the shorter run...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement
Replies: 507
Views: 111244

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

Pure speculation on my part. For the regional fleet given that Qantas already has a wet leasing relationship with Alliance. I can see Qantas buying a fleet of E190/195 E2 to replace the 717 fleet. These will be leased to Alliance who operate them on contract for Qantaslink for the Central and East ...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement
Replies: 507
Views: 111244

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

Interesting- to me Airbus seems a good fit with 109 320NEO on order at Jetstar gives them a lot of flexibility to move aircraft between the brands and regions as a recovery occurs. Not to mention other synergies across engineering. A220 is a very expensive F100 replacement and too much capability f...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Vegas Vacation - Alaska 737-900ER/800, SEA-LAS-SEA
Replies: 5
Views: 5336

Re: Vegas Vacation - Alaska 737-900ER/800, SEA-LAS-SEA

Great detailed report. LAS is still on my to do list. Ill have to make sure i drop into that model shop!

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by jrfspa320
Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 48765

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

Can't see VA returning widebodies to PER, even if they do eventually sign a lease (either operating or finance) for a number of 787s within the 12-24 month timeframe. Chances are that TransCon widebodies from QF are widely be the minority (at the most) for the foreseeable future. I hate to be pedan...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 48765

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

The Perth flight almost stood on its own O&D without the Melbourne tag. Almost. Not quite but in a few years it would have stood on its own two wings. Darwin will rely solely on connections. I hope it comes back as it was a significantly better flight than any of the other one stops I’ve done o...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 48765

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

Virgin CEO expects ‘vaccination passports’ for domestic travel Virgin Australia CEO Jayne Hrdlicka says she expects vaccination to be mandatory for some interstate travel as states exit lockdown and reopen their borders in the months ahead. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/virgin-ceo-expects...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm
Replies: 247
Views: 36162

Re: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm

Why doesnt EI move the NOC flight to LHR while they have the slots? Might help with loads

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by jrfspa320
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 48765

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

Can we try and keep this thread on actual aviation developments. There are lots of other forums discussing the politics / twists and turns of covid.

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by jrfspa320
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sampling Scotland's Famous Beach Runway: Barra to Glasgow on a Classic Twin Otter
Replies: 7
Views: 4771

Re: Sampling Scotland's Famous Beach Runway: Barra to Glasgow on a Classic Twin Otter

Looks fantastic. Thanks for writing up.

Its definitely on my bucket list. I like the idea of ferry one way and fly the other - good to know about the bus too!

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by jrfspa320
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 48765

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

SCFlyer wrote:
Can the A321LR in JQ config make SYD-KUL?

JQ previously tried SYD-KUL in the A330 and they got hammered by D7 purely due to their larger hub in KUL.


Might be a stretch with their proposed layout (232 seats), at least fully loaded. The XLR should be able.

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by jrfspa320
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 48765

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

Can't see QF doing KUL by itself. Too close and without the premium traffic of SIN. And you don't have 3K Jetstar Asia. Plus Aus-KUL has been super low yield for years with D7 Air AsiaX feeding into the big AirAsia hub 3K tried Bangalore and Kolkata some years ago (2005-2007) but didn't last long. ...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 48765

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

Also Trans tasman will demand will depend on NZs border strategy. If they remain very risk averse i cant see any widebodies returning to the tasman, at least in the short term.

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by jrfspa320
Wed Sep 08, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 48765

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

I was also wondering if some of the European airports previously serviced could be an option such as CDG and FRA? Would you fly them SYD via SIN or DRW because of the border issues between NSW and WA? From what I gather, even if QF take delivery of the three 789s currently in storage it might not b...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 48765

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

I cant see TPE - it will have to be places with similar covid cases / outlook. ICN might work. Maybe HAN ?

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by jrfspa320
Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda
Replies: 72
Views: 15099

Re: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda

i cant believe CDG T1 hasnt been mentioned yet, has to be the ultimate in 60/70s rotunda design.

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by jrfspa320
Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 48765

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

DRW has certainly stepped up and demonstrated it’s perfectly positioned for an international transit hub. I agree. I guess the problem going forward is that is all it is - a transit hub. A perfect plan for JQ but never really took off (pun intended). The difference between having PER and DRW as you...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West
Replies: 17
Views: 10751

Re: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West

The "T" is only an internal designation at QF for a different cabin, the physical aspects are all the same. The fokkers sure have a long history in Oz. Thank you for commenting - it sure is, Karijini is a must! Amazing photos! Out of interest there are three versions of the Network F100, ...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 48765

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

Qantas is listing BNE-LAX as daily A332 from 26 Mar 22 https://twitter.com/theaeronetwork/status/1432584128268935170?s=21 Also EBM positioned SYD-AUH last Wednesday, is this for mods for upcoming US routes Do you know what the mods will involve to bump the MTOW, I thought QFs frames were too old? W...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Sep 03, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fort Lauderdale & West Palm Beach (United & American)
Replies: 6
Views: 3888

Re: Fort Lauderdale & West Palm Beach (United & American)

Thanks for the report - the pictures are great - what camera did you use?

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by jrfspa320
Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West
Replies: 17
Views: 10751

Re: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West

Great report, looks like an amazing place for a holiday. Good to see the luggage trailer set up. It was like that in Launceston up until maybe 2006/7ish and I miss the fun of everyone scrambling over the trailers to get their bags. Thanks for commenting! Ah didnt know that - the weather in LST woul...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Aug 27, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Europe 2018 Part 5 - From Top of the world back down under: SK/QF the Quokka route.
Replies: 5
Views: 3688

Re: Europe 2018 Part 5 - From Top of the world back down under: SK/QF the Quokka route.

Thank you for the final chapter - it was great to read back to pre-covid.

The far north of Europe looks interesting - and cold! Did you prefer the SIN or PER routing on QF?

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by jrfspa320
Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas FY20/21 Group Results, $2.35 billion loss, 2 A380’s to be retired
Replies: 110
Views: 17347

Re: Qantas FY20/21 Group Results, $2.35 billion loss, 2 A380’s to be retired

The A330s should be able to get a low cost crew rest if required: Lower-Deck Mobile Crew Rest Area.

i don't think the A330s operated with dedicated crew rest when they previously operated Transpac?

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by jrfspa320
Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas FY20/21 Group Results, $2.35 billion loss, 2 A380’s to be retired
Replies: 110
Views: 17347

Re: Qantas FY20/21 Group Results, $2.35 billion loss, 2 A380’s to be retired

The ACAP I linked in my post above shows a range/payload chart for an A332 at 242 tonnes, which implies that it is possible For clarity: I know that it's possible to have a 242T A332, as that configuration was certified in September 2015. What I'm asking is if a pre-2015 build 238T A332 can be upgr...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas FY20/21 Group Results, $2.35 billion loss, 2 A380’s to be retired
Replies: 110
Views: 17347

Re: Qantas FY20/21 Group Results, $2.35 billion loss, 2 A380’s to be retired

The issue with the 787s is they are far too premium heavy for markets like BNE especially in a covid world. I wonder if they looked at taking on the JQ787s, the refits would probably have been too expensive.

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by jrfspa320
Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 220
Views: 38412

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021

I can't see the 789 on MEL-PER would perform any better than SYD-PER given both Victorians and NSW residents are currently unable to enter WA without prior approval and 14 day self-quarantine on arrival. " At least there is more chance of MEL coming out of lockdown and having borders with WA o...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 220
Views: 38412

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021

Both the slots and the government subsidised routes will revert to the relevant federal and state government if forfeited by ZL. You'd think governments would be keen to avoid gifting QFLink a complete regional monopoly and would try to get Alliance and VA to enter the markets but whether they can ...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 405
Views: 77380

Re: QF - Project Sunrise

I noticed the jetstar 787-8 are in storage, why not convert these into project sunrise as a starter.. Range isn't substantially different to the 787-9 which is at their limit on PER-LHR, particularly once you add a heavier proper J/PE config. By "isn't substantially different," you mean &...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 27493

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021

Hopefully this question is not too off track for this forum, Does anyone have an update on the QF International Business lounge in SYD? Would have thought the last 18 months would have been a golden opportunity to renovate it. May have read somewhere that QF and EK were waiting for a new larger are...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 27493

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021

ben175 wrote:
Looks like JQs MEL-BQB was postponed again to July 17. Let’s pray that this time the service will take to the skies.



Its cursed.....

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by jrfspa320
Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 27493

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021

ben175 wrote:
Looks like JQs MEL-BQB was postponed again to July 17. Let’s pray that this time the service will take to the skies.


Indeed fingers crossed, although i cant see the route performing that well in winter anyway - i would have thought seasonal would have been more appropriate.

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by jrfspa320
Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 44281

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

I wonder if JQ is regretting bringing in the extra A320 capacity and reactivating the 787s with the school holidays kicking off with three capitals in lockdown and it swinging on tenterhooks for two others. Also wouldn’t want to be Rex right now trying to build their operation, possibly a lot of sc...

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