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by jrfspa320
Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 56668

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

Can they afford replacements at the moment? Covid has certainly energized population growth in some of the regional towns / cities which may help. Particularly coastal communities along the NSW (and QLD) coast

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by jrfspa320
Fri Dec 31, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021
Replies: 478
Views: 67237

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021

Yes, it would be possible to design a terminal able to do this but, as you point out, it is very much a complete cleansheet design. Another model is international departures in the USA which are very different from what we experience in AU and often happen right beside domestic departures; arriving...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Dec 31, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021
Replies: 478
Views: 67237

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021

Any updates to the internal elevated road redevelopment at MEL, seems to have gone very quiet too......Has to be one of the worst bottlenecks of any AU airports (pre covid at least)

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by jrfspa320
Fri Dec 31, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Valencian Vista: The Ghost of British Midland International
Replies: 4
Views: 4891

Re: A Valencian Vista: The Ghost of British Midland International

Great report and pictures. VLC is wonderful city - i think one of the nicest in Spain. I went in 2017 on BA too, when it was a LGW route - was great to reminisce.

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by jrfspa320
Thu Dec 23, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could A220 replace A318 on BA1-BA2?
Replies: 23
Views: 3536

Re: Could A220 replace A318 on BA1-BA2?

LCY route worked because of people going straight to / from office & airport. Businesses have really embraced online working / meetings and the return to the office it seems will never be at the levels of 2019.

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by jrfspa320
Wed Dec 22, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021
Replies: 478
Views: 67237

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021

Wishing GA all the best with their recovery program as they are my choice of airline whilst travelling in Indonesia. I’m sure Melbourne & Perth will make a return to their network in the future. Garuda to fly only five international routes in 2022 Which cites survived the axe? Sydney, Hong Kong...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Dec 21, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas planning Chicago, Seattle
Replies: 81
Views: 13875

Re: Qantas planning Chicago, Seattle

MEL is bigger, but too far south and worse for connections. SYD is currently the bigger city though MEL will pass it population-wise in the next 15 years. SYD will still remain the larger market for int'l arrivals however due to its much larger inbound tourist market as well as leadership in the fi...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Dec 20, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: From the Rockies to the Himalayas: AUS-DEN-YVR-DEL-MAA on UA/OO/AC/UK, Dec 2021 [lots of pictures]
Replies: 6
Views: 6322

Re: From the Rockies to the Himalayas: AUS-DEN-YVR-DEL-MAA on UA/OO/AC/UK, Dec 2021 [lots of pictures]

Thanks for writing up - interesting to see that polar routing! looking forward to the return on AA if you write up.

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by jrfspa320
Mon Dec 20, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement
Replies: 507
Views: 112147

Re: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement

Indeed, they are balanced out, not only for cycles, but for utilisation optimisation. However, it's just the sheer number of those short sectors, particularly between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide relative to the longer sectors that mean that they cannot get entirely balanced out. While ...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Dec 20, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement
Replies: 507
Views: 112147

Re: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement

Of course all those short sectors are balanced out with the services to PER/DRW/CNS/AKL/WLG/CHC/DPS/NAN/ASP etc. They rotate the fleet to balance out the cycles, so it's not likely that QF 737's are going to have any higher cycles than any other airline for similar aged aircraft. Indeed, they are b...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Dec 17, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement
Replies: 507
Views: 112147

Re: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement

Well well, I have had an interesting discussion with a very senior pilot in Qantas. The XLR will not be able to operate anything longer than SYD-CGK. The problem - crew hours. Anything longer than 8 hours is going to be out of the window as the 321XLR has no crew rest facilities. This limits us to ...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Replacing the 717 for Hawaiian
Replies: 82
Views: 8771

Re: Hawaiian 717 retirement ideas

CRJ 1000 is an orphan, but its largely just a stretch of the CRJ 700 / 900.

Probably a better option than the newer E jets or A220. Depends how long they can make the 717 last.

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by jrfspa320
Thu Dec 16, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: New IAG carrier at LGW - BA EuroFlyer
Replies: 317
Views: 69541

Re: Updated: New IAG carrier at LGW - BA EuroFlyer

How’s the rail situation at Gatwick? Could one feasibly get to LGW by rail from the north of England to save a bit of hassle on that connection that does not exist? (I imagine Scotland would be too far.) my knowledge of mainland rail in London is that there are about 4000 termini in the city, and t...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Dec 16, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: New IAG carrier at LGW - BA EuroFlyer
Replies: 317
Views: 69541

Re: Updated: New IAG carrier at LGW - BA EuroFlyer

How’s the rail situation at Gatwick? Could one feasibly get to LGW by rail from the north of England to save a bit of hassle on that connection that does not exist? (I imagine Scotland would be too far.) my knowledge of mainland rail in London is that there are about 4000 termini in the city, and t...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Dec 16, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to launch seasonal SYD-PER-FCO flights
Replies: 30
Views: 7128

Re: Qantas to launch seasonal SYD-PER-FCO flights

these sort of routes almost sound like some of the old colonial 3-5 stop routes Slightly odd choice and remain to be convinced if it ever gets off the ground, and/or lasts… Indeed, although its not intended to last, only will run till October. But as you say lots of things up in the air between now...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Dec 15, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to launch seasonal SYD-PER-FCO flights
Replies: 30
Views: 7128

Re: Qantas to launch seasonal SYD-PER-FCO flights

The press doesn’t say, but who are they partnering with for connections? ITA? Vueling? Doing a cursory search on Flightradar24 there isn't one airline that flies from FCO to all of the cities listed, though Vueling and Ryanair fly to many of them from FCO. I think they are just saying what their Eu...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Dec 13, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement
Replies: 507
Views: 112147

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

Wettest destinations as an influence will have zero too do with the selection. Containerisation may have an influence in the final decision, but I doubt it will have a huge influence. Just thought it would be far easier to load 10 enclosed containers then 220 odd bags in a typical tropical or subtr...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Dec 13, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 334
Views: 68714

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

I think air travel across the board is weak, whether its intra-Europe or transatlantic. EI would have probably been better parking these aircraft until at least the spring.

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by jrfspa320
Fri Dec 10, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021
Replies: 478
Views: 67237

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021

With Qantas starting WGA-BNE flights in march with Q400s, is there any idea on where they get the aircraft from? They are already short of Dash 8s when it comes to regional flying so I'm wondering what route has been axed/reduced in order to conduct such flights. They are also suffering from crew s...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Dec 09, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/21: Oh me, oh my .... Omicron
Replies: 236
Views: 36306

Re: Irish 12/21: Oh me, oh my .... Omicron

The second Emerald Airlines ATR72 has emerged in Aer Lingus Regional colours. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51732826982_5865dbe547_z.jpg EI-GPN Departing EGSH/NWI After Respray 08/12/2021 by Josh Knights , on Flickr The new livery really suits the ATR, just a shame about the rest of the fleet!

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by jrfspa320
Wed Dec 08, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021
Replies: 478
Views: 67237

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021

log0008 wrote:
Qantas new route coming very shortly - New country ;)


Thats good! id guess Pacific or more likely Asia........ ICN, KUL or HAN....?

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by jrfspa320
Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rotating airport beacon
Replies: 17
Views: 6056

Re: Rotating airport beacon

I have seen them at lots of airports outside North America, certainly in Europe and here in Australia

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by jrfspa320
Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021
Replies: 478
Views: 67237

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021

- Qantas expects to reach 115% of pre-pandemic domestic capacity by April, Jetstar 120% - Remained on track to decide by the end of the year on a preferred supplier for more than 100 planes to replace its ageing domestic fleet. - In the international market, it will take far longer to recover to pr...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021
Replies: 478
Views: 67237

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021

Any news on QF's modifications of the A332's for BNE-LAX/SFO? Saw some tweets from people saying their BNE-LAX or BNE-SFO A332 flights had been cancelled, now they're pushed back to a later date with B789s, wonder if Qantas decided it wasn't worth the cost of modifying those A332s based on the shor...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021
Replies: 383
Views: 63524

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021

Highly doubt the B717’s will make their way back to WA considering they are a mixed bag of 110Y, 125Y & 12J98Y configured aircraft. As for a Q400 base brought back to WA highly doubt it too. Agree more A320’s will join the Network fleet and replace the F100’s as A320NEO’s come online. Sent from...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021
Replies: 383
Views: 63524

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021

- A221 to supercede 717 aircraft. - Alliance E190 to replace Fokker F100. The F100s operated by Network is a wholly owned operation as opposed to Alliance which is essentially contract flying. E190s may well replace the F100s but they wouldn't be flown by Alliance. But i think its more likely that ...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021
Replies: 383
Views: 63524

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021

- A221 to supercede 717 aircraft. - Alliance E190 to replace Fokker F100. The F100s operated by Network is a wholly owned operation as opposed to Alliance which is essentially contract flying. E190s may well replace the F100s but they wouldn't be flown by Alliance. But i think its more likely that ...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021
Replies: 383
Views: 63524

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021

I thought one of the issues with the 787s (and A330s) is the lack of stands at domestic terminals which can accommodate them.

The 767s didnt have an issue fitting on the main pier stands at SYD or MEL

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by jrfspa320
Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021
Replies: 383
Views: 63524

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021

In QF config would the 787-8 fit the same number of Y seats as the 332s (assuming 28J), or would it be less? JQs frames are fairly early production models and maybe these are not very appealing. In regards to the A330 crew rest, is there a reason why QF doesnt fit the lower deck mobile crew rest ? I...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021
Replies: 383
Views: 63524

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021

The 789 would not work on DEL, far too premium heavy. Im surprised that QF have stuck to the single config for the 789s, perhaps if they order further aircraft to replace the A330s on Asian routes. I never indicated QF would use the B789 on DEL, what I was implying is once the 3 x B789’s come onlin...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021
Replies: 383
Views: 63524

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021

Is QF going to suffer a long haul fleet shortage? Prior to covid the QF had pretty much fully utilized the international fleet. Now they will be permanently down 6x B744s and 2x A380s. I can't see how services can return to pre covid. The 3 787s that are coming were already going to be used on the ...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021
Replies: 383
Views: 63524

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021

Is QF going to suffer a long haul fleet shortage? Prior to covid the QF had pretty much fully utilized the international fleet. Now they will be permanently down 6x B744s and 2x A380s. I can't see how services can return to pre covid. The 3 787s that are coming were already going to be used on the ...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021
Replies: 383
Views: 63524

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021

The 789 would not work on DEL, far too premium heavy. Im surprised that QF have stuck to the single config for the 789s, perhaps if they order further aircraft to replace the A330s on Asian routes.

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by jrfspa320
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021
Replies: 383
Views: 63524

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021

Today’s QF15 BNE-LAX being operated on VHEBQ. Flight QF15 from Brisbane to Los Angeles https://fr24.com/QFA15/29e5bf8f https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211118/dd4f830a9745ff6c111dae4c763862ac.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Is it carrying pax or only freight? Has EBQ had a bump in MTOW ? T...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Glimpse of Glasgow: Grounded No Longer
Replies: 3
Views: 5637

Re: A Glimpse of Glasgow: Grounded No Longer

Great report with lots of details and pictures. Hope you enjoyed being back in the skies. I agree with your thoughts on the BA lounge at LHR, the First Wing is the best part, the galleries lounge is nothing special but does the job. The bathrooms are really awful - Ive seen public bathrooms nicer th...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you handle red eye flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 3853

Re: How do you handle red eye flights?

Have lots of red wine before departure of out Sydney...sleep for most of the flight, arrive in LAX :)

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by jrfspa320
Thu Nov 11, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021
Replies: 383
Views: 63524

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021

Sharp says Bonza won’t take off, is that code for he doesn’t want them to take off as if Bonza is s threat to anyone it will be REX https://twitter.com/airlinegossip/status/1458638773412155392?s=21 No surprise there, although im not convinced either. If the proposal was for used E190s which would b...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021
Replies: 383
Views: 63524

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021

If QF goes with 737 Max, E190's for their domestic fleet replacement do you think Embraer might throw in a good deal on those new Turbo props with the rear mounted engines? The Dash series will need replacing at some point. It doesn't look like it will be ready until at least 2040 - the Dash will n...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021
Replies: 383
Views: 63524

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021

I have (very optimistically!!) booked flights to Perth for February with Jetstar (sale fare was too good to turn down). I have two questions. Firstly, I noticed that Jetstar are using T3 at Perth, which is confirmed on both the Jetstar and Perth Airport websites. Am I going crazy, or didn’t they mo...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021
Replies: 383
Views: 63524

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021

I have (very optimistically!!) booked flights to Perth for February with Jetstar (sale fare was too good to turn down). I have two questions. Firstly, I noticed that Jetstar are using T3 at Perth, which is confirmed on both the Jetstar and Perth Airport websites. Am I going crazy, or didn’t they mo...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Oct 29, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 420
Views: 64618

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

Qantas has pushed back start of international flights from BNE by at least 6 weeks due to concerns regarding vaccination targets. New Zealand flights are now planned to resume 31 Jan 22 while both LAX and SIN are due to resume on 2 Feb 22 MEL-LHR flights have been delayed by 3 weeks due to sluggish...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Oct 29, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 420
Views: 64618

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

Scomo is currently en-route to Rome from Darwin with the flight scheduled to take 16 Hours. That must be close to some record for an A330 no? It's up there. Level used to run BCN-SCL which is 6,011 nm on an A330-200. DRW-FCO is 7,175 nm, however, this isn't a scheduled flight and likely carrying a ...

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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: 64618

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: 64618

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: 64618

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: 64618

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: 64618

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: 64618

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: 64618

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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