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by jrfspa320
Mon Feb 14, 2022 7:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore Airlines 9V-SQM SQ421 Mumbai - Singapore | 2011 Photos and Video
Replies: 1
Views: 3674

Re: Singapore Airlines 9V-SQM SQ421 Mumbai - Singapore | 2011 Photos and Video

Nice to see these old reports. In 2010 i flew SQ between DXB and SIN on 777s with these same interiors. I miss the 9 abreast layouts on the 777!

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by jrfspa320
Fri Feb 11, 2022 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 64213

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHXF ... /YMML/OOMS


Are there any others still left, there is 1 still grounded in PER at least?
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qf789 wrote:
Former VA 332 XFD has departed MEL today heading to MCT

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHXF ... /YMML/OOMS


Are there any others still left, there is 1 still grounded in PER at least?

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by jrfspa320
Tue Feb 08, 2022 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 64213

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

smi0006 wrote:
QF hiring for CGK abs MNL airport managers so they must be coming back soon also.


CGK just banned all foreigners.....Indo seems bit risky at the moment for relaunching flights

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by jrfspa320
Fri Feb 04, 2022 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantaslink Dash 8 replacement?
Replies: 30
Views: 7169

Re: Qantaslink Dash 8 replacement?

Agree with the above posts. The Dash works well for QF and will soldier on for a long time. The Q400s are no where near replacement age. While the ATR would be fine replacement for the 200&300s on the shorter routes the speed and range of the Q400 is really useful on the longer regional routes a...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Feb 02, 2022 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 64213

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

There were two Air Asia X A330s operating from KUL into PER and back yesterday. Guessing charters for someone?

I thought Air Asia X has ceased operations.

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by jrfspa320
Tue Feb 01, 2022 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 64213

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... february-4


I cant see much demand with 5 days of quarantine on arrival.
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SCFlyer wrote:
Jetstar resumes Bali from February 14. Qantas and Virgin to resume on March 27. All from East Coast capitals.

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... february-4


I cant see much demand with 5 days of quarantine on arrival.

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by jrfspa320
Mon Jan 31, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 56222

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

AeroplaneFreak wrote:
So it looks like 09/27 is getting shortened to 1,940 metres which is very close to Essendon's 08/26 at 1,920m.

Surely this limits operating to single-aisle only now for east-west runway operations?


Short / medium haul flight A330 / 787 should be fine off that with enough wind.

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by jrfspa320
Mon Jan 31, 2022 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 56222

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

I still think its amazing that a rail link into the country's second busiest airport has taken this long especially when there are existing rail corridors fairly close by.

Target opening date of 2029 - if west gate tunnel is anything to go by could blow out by 5 years.

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by jrfspa320
Mon Jan 31, 2022 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 56222

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

The other potential issue could be flight path via DRW if things escalate in Ukraine. At the moment via DRW overflies Russia which may become an issue, via SIN (or PER) doesnt. The route from DRW to Europe is basically the standard route from Hong Kong/China/Korea/Japan to Europe, with QF1/2 flying...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Jan 31, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 56222

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

The other potential issue could be flight path via DRW if things escalate in Ukraine. At the moment via DRW overflies Russia which may become an issue, via SIN (or PER) doesnt.

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by jrfspa320
Fri Jan 28, 2022 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 56222

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

They'll be back to PER but it probably strengthens QF's resolve for Sunrise so they can bypass PER for critical east coast pax and only offer PER-LHR if it makes sense. Not sure if it will make sense but unlikely to be daily given PER pax will also be served via EK codeshares. Wouldn't be suprised ...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Jan 28, 2022 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 56222

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

Will be interesting to see if QF opt out of PER & commit to DRW. QANTAS HINTS AT KEEPING LONDON FLIGHTS IN DARWIN AFTER WA U-TURN Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has said the airline may look to commit to extending its Darwin-London route, in light of Western Australia’s uncertain border reopening plans....

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by jrfspa320
Thu Jan 27, 2022 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 56222

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

Would QF even want the slot at the moment? Sure in the long term but there is not enough demand to be offering 3 x daily at the moment and nobody knows how long the recovery will take I think QF would take it so VA cant. There hasnt really been any clear indication that VA even want it now? I cant ...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Jan 27, 2022 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 56222

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

Would QF even want the slot at the moment? Sure in the long term but there is not enough demand to be offering 3 x daily at the moment and nobody knows how long the recovery will take

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by jrfspa320
Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 56222

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

QF to close their NRT lounge - always was an odd one to me, I wonder if they still have a lounge in BKK and HNL? https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-permanently-closes-tokyo-narita-airport-lounge I hope post COVID when the money is flowing again we see some investment finally in QF inter...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 56222

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

QF trying to terminate their Long-Haul Cabin Crew workplace agreement as the proposed agreement was not voted in by staff. QF wanting LH cabin crew to be rostered across all LH aircraft types (A330 & 380/B787) https://www.theage.com.au/business/companies/qantas-tries-to-end-cabin-crew-agreement...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 56222

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

Where did the VA 72s end up? Maybe they could follow the trend set with their 737s. (There might also be some 330s and 777s available if they’re feeling really brave :duck: ) VA's ATRs had 68 seats; REX's Saabs have 33 seats. There is no way ZL's Saab network could absorb the capacity of the former...

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by jrfspa320
Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 56222

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

VA's ATRs had 68 seats; REX's Saabs have 33 seats. There is no way ZL's Saab network could absorb the capacity of the former VA ATRs even if they were available. Also my understanding is Rex really needs 50-seat (or less) sized aircraft as most of their ports don’t have security screening. For an A...

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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: 56222

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: 66855

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: 66855

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: 4797

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: 3478

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: 66855

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: 13783

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: 6227

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: 111638

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: 111638

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: 111638

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: 7812

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: 69079

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: 69079

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: 7027

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: 7027

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: 111638

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: 68458

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: 66855

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: 36095

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: 66855

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: 5928

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: 66855

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: 66855

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: 63084

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: 63084

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: 63084

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: 63084

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: 63084

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: 63084

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: 63084

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: 63084

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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