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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: 3736

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: 17440

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: 17440

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: 17440

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: 38595

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: 38595

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: 77582

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: 27588

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: 27588

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: 27588

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: 44552

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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by jrfspa320
Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West
Replies: 17
Views: 10821

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

Kent350787 wrote:
Thanks for the report - it was great to see the 'rootail oddballs we don't see over east. We do have Fokkers, but only Alliance colours.



Thanks for commenting! Yes the oddballs are a nice catch. I do think the F100 is such a beautiful aircraft.

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by jrfspa320
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 324
Views: 35465

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021

NZ seemed very slow to pause the bubble with NSW, considering they paused it very quickly with WA and QLD when they ended up having 1 or 2 cases.

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West
Replies: 17
Views: 10821

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

Golf7GTI wrote:
Great pictures of the Fokker. End of an era unfortunately. Last Fokkers are flying around in Australia and SE-Asia. Extinct in the rest of the world.


Thanks for reading / commenting. Indeed it seems the end wont be too far away. I hope they'll do a retirement flight.

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West
Replies: 17
Views: 10821

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

lychemsa wrote:
No crocodiles in that pool?


Thankfully not - too far inland :)

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 44552

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

https://www.perthnow.com.au/travel/air- ... 881907813z
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JQ will launch BNE-PER from November with 5 weekly service. This is in addition to the OOL service.

https://www.perthnow.com.au/travel/air- ... 881907813z

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by jrfspa320
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo doors open inward or outward
Replies: 26
Views: 4861

Re: Cargo doors open inward or outward

The Fokker 100 had a customer choice whether the hold doors opened inward or outward! Are you sure there was an inward opening type? I can only remember two types of outward opening types. One was a very narrow door that hinged on the bottom. It opened downwards. If you weren't careful when opening...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 44552

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

https://newsroom.jetstar.com/new-jetstar-flights-set-to-take-off-between-brisbane-and-canberra/ Jetstar is finally going to serve Canberra after so many years of avoiding it. Avoiding it as QF doesnt want them on that market, unsurprisingly its not SYD or MEL. Plenty of other potential JQ routes th...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Status of RR-equipped 767s
Replies: 10
Views: 2322

Re: Status of RR-equipped 767s

Qantas (Originally BA) - Total in Fleet: 7 VH-ZXG Boeing 767-336(ER) N700KW Eastern Airlines - In operation VH-ZXF Boeing 767-336(ER) HS-JAS Jet Asia Airways - In storage VH-ZXE Boeing 767-336(ER) NN703KW Eastern Airlines - In operation VH-ZXD Boeing 767-336(ER) N705KW Eastern Airlines - In operati...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 44552

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

https://newsroom.jetstar.com/new-jetstar-flights-set-to-take-off-between-brisbane-and-canberra/ Jetstar is finally going to serve Canberra after so many years of avoiding it. Avoiding it as QF doesnt want them on that market, unsurprisingly its not SYD or MEL. Plenty of other potential JQ routes th...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 44552

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

A few weeks ago when I made my first trip to WA, I noticed when coming into T4 after landing, one of VA’s previous A330’s was parked there. Really scratching my brain here but I believe it might have been VH-XFE; happy to be corrected. Poor old brain was punished on a Margaret River visit. :champag...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 44552

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

ben175 wrote:
Has QF removed the Q400 from MEL entirely? I can't seem to find any routes using the type anymore.
QFLink was hiring for their MEL base last week (Dash 8, not Cobham/NJS) but can't see any room for expansion with the type.


Yes all Q300 or 717 now

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo doors open inward or outward
Replies: 26
Views: 4861

Re: Cargo doors open inward or outward

The Fokker 100 had a customer choice whether the hold doors opened inward or outward!

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 44552

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

Could Qantas’ Project Sunrise flights be Sydney-only for many years? https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-project-sunrise-sydney-flights The NSW Government promised Qantas $50 million to keep its HQ in Sydney, but with several conditions, one of which was for the Project Sunrise flights t...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 44552

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

Yesterday's (6 June) QF1003 HBA-PER flight diverted to KGI, eventually arriving into PER over 2 hours late. Anyone know if it was medical related or fuel? Weather (fog in PER). Flights from BNE/OOL/SYD/CBR also diverted to KGI. Ahh thanks! Would have been interesting to see the ramp at KGI! I see J...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 44552

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

Yesterday's (6 June) QF1003 HBA-PER flight diverted to KGI, eventually arriving into PER over 2 hours late. Anyone know if it was medical related or fuel?

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by jrfspa320
Wed Jun 02, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 44552

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

Jetstar have resumed B788 services on key leisure routes. The current schedule has only 1 B788 operating from the 1st June – 24th June which is MEL-OOL-MEL-OOL-MEL. From the 25th June there’ll be a 2nd B788 introduced so 1 aircraft will operate MEL-CNS-MEL-OOL-MEL and the other will operate MEL-OOL...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: City Pairs with “Endless Demand”
Replies: 37
Views: 4694

Re: City Pairs with “Endless Demand”

SYD-MEL (pre-covid)

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West
Replies: 17
Views: 10821

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

Thanks for this interesting report on that off-the-beaten path routing. Great to see the Fokker 100s filling this niche market in Oz. Miss seeing and flying them in Europe. Interesting that the F27 was so successful in Australia many moons ago but no brand new F100s/F70s were ever ordered in Austra...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 44552

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

The privatised Australian airports are required to produce a master plan each 5 years as part of their lease agreements and they are typically full of long term development ideas that will probably never see the light of day. It could be a race to see what happens first, the new BNE international t...

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by jrfspa320
Mon May 31, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 46691

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

Seems surprising...I’ve always found BNEs intl terminal the nicest intl terminal in the country while the domestic terminal is one of the worst....

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by jrfspa320
Mon May 31, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 41594

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

If ANZ really wanted a smaller jet, i think they would go with the A319, rather than adding the more economical A220. A small fleet wouldn't add significant cost, unlike a new type. If they wanted to do it cheaply - second hand A319s are plentiful and could be leased or bought far cheaper than the A...

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by jrfspa320
Thu May 27, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 41594

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

Is depends on the reason for diverting, just a few days ago we had a strong cold front over Perth with long flight times (BNE was 6 hours), the crosswind runway was in use as the crosswind limit was close to exceedance for the main runway (same alignment as BQB anyway). ADL is generally preferred fo...

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by jrfspa320
Wed May 26, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 46691

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

Retro Roo 737 has sustained damage at PER from a baggage belt loader https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E2TfAIOXMAA1zNB?format=jpg&name=900x900 https://twitter.com/breakingavnews/status/1397487290528710660?s=21 https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/baggage-vehicle-crashes-into-qantas-jet-on-ta...

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by jrfspa320
Wed May 26, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 46691

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

Exactly, there really isn’t much point adding more capacity to BME as there is no where to stay once the passengers arrive. The resorts and half-decent hotels are basically sold out for the next six months. And I think this is one of challenges with travel in Australia at the moment - trying to get...

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by jrfspa320
Tue May 25, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 41594

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

Yea PER is more difficult given the longer sector times particularly. Which is probably where an A321LR comes in handy except I don’t know NZ will want a sub fleet of 4-5 aircraft for maybe 2-3 routes, and also provide product consistency with the long haul fleet. I can imagine the howls of outrage...

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by jrfspa320
Tue May 25, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 41594

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

I wouldn’t expect QF to keep OOL/CNS for to long once things are normal again, they don’t have any other international routes from those ports, hopefully AKL-PER can have a better go of it though in future, other than that I see QF just SYD/MEL/BNE from AKL. I'm not sure we can yet make any predict...

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by jrfspa320
Mon May 24, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered
Replies: 116
Views: 23694

Re: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered

QF will seemingly have the same program. At this point in time, there are three 717 operators worldwide. Delta operates the majority of them, with QF and Hawaiian operating the rest. The problem is with the 717 on the way out at Delta, there aren't enough left service for it to be worth parts suppl...

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by jrfspa320
Mon May 24, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 46691

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

First big cold front of winter hit PER this weekend, resulted in some interesting conditions on the ground with the crosswind runway in use. Yesterdays flight times were on the longer side, would be interesting to see the fuel reserves on the narrowbodies! A number of go-rounds and the BNE-PER fligh...

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by jrfspa320
Sun May 23, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West
Replies: 17
Views: 10821

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

Fantastic report all round, thanks for that. I wasn't aware there were two different "versions" of the Fokker 100 in service. I'd love to get on board one, as my only Fokker experience was an F28-4000 SYD-MCY-SYD on my first ever flights. Awesome pictures too, and of your trip. Beautiful ...

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by jrfspa320
Sun May 23, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West
Replies: 17
Views: 10821

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

Ryan h wrote:
Great photos and report of an rarely reported route.


Thank you for commenting!

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by jrfspa320
Sat May 15, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying on an old dutch lady into Australia's North West
Replies: 17
Views: 10821

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

Hello, normally I don’t write up domestic trip reports but as I have been flying significantly less since covid, the times when I do fly has been cherished and with very few Fokker 100s around (outside of Western Australia) I thought I would write this up and I think this is a new route for this for...

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by jrfspa320
Thu May 06, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The US Big 3 and Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 1915

Re: The US Big 3 and Melbourne, Australia

johns624 wrote:
Many Americans go to Australia for cruises. All the cruises go out of Sydney, so it isn't just the population, but what drives tourism.


SYD would definitely have greater inbound demand from the USA, however cruises in Australia have starting points all over the country including BNE, MEL and PER

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by jrfspa320
Wed May 05, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do Jet2 operate their scheduled vs charter operations/aircraft?
Replies: 26
Views: 5069

Re: How do Jet2 operate their scheduled vs charter operations/aircraft?

Im guessing the 737-800s will be used during 2021? Will the 737-300, 757s and A321s be removed from the fleet?

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by jrfspa320
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 47350

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

And how many new prop planes has Rex bought since that prop fell off? None... and with an average fleet age fo 24.6 years you'd think they might start buying some. while the Saab 340s are old, they are kept in reasonable shape inside. There is also nothing suitable to replace them with, even the AT...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 162
Views: 37475

Re: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Etihad CEO speaking to Bloomberg: - Etihad has plans for 12 A350-1000s only - The airline has 6 B777-9s on order - The A380s might not have a future - The airline will focus on its backbone fleet (B787). EY still have 11 B789s and 17 B787-10s on order). Source: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/ne...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 47350

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

ben175 wrote:
Haven’t seen this posted yet - but I’m currently onboard QF886 PER-ADL... and received a hot meal in Y! Hurray!

Assuming this is just for transcons and all GT flights are still just a snack?


Anything over 3.5 hours. I wish they would bring back the IFE!

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by jrfspa320
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 47350

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Yes So factor in that 330s were already primarily international at the time So too were quite a few 737s ATRs don't carry a lot of pax and they were on their way out So yes, a lot of the fleet lost were either international or gone anyway As they said DOMESTIC CAPACITY is up They never said passeng...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 47350

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Also the trans con A330 schedule is still no where near pre covid levels, none to BNE, only 1 one daily to each SYD & MEL

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