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by smi0006
Mon Nov 14, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 56320

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

Probably explains why they are running a lot of A330’s between MEL/PER again - not only demand but closer product in J. I think they planned ahead to turn the 789 in PER several days a week didn’t they? Pity for MEL pax who get a 738 in J but I guess anything to free up 789 capacity without interru...

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by smi0006
Tue Nov 08, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 56320

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... elloworld/
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Qantas has also sold its remaining 12% stake in Hello-world for 33mil. Apart from Loyalty, Jetstar group, and FJ outside - they are down to core airlines? Or red dot data or something?

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... elloworld/

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by smi0006
Tue Nov 08, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 56320

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

https://amp.abc.net.au/article/101631418
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Well down to crew - but less than ideal PR/Coverage for QF at a time like this….

https://amp.abc.net.au/article/101631418

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by smi0006
Sun Nov 06, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair launches Doha, Qatar from 3 cities
Replies: 11
Views: 4891

Re: Finnair launches Doha, Qatar from 3 cities

Can’t say I’m a huge fan of QR, AAB and some of their business practices and strategies.

However I will say huge credit AY they seem very nimble and agile and creative, always looking for unique opportunities such as this to respond to a crisis, diversify their revenue and add some resilience in.

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by smi0006
Fri Nov 04, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 56320

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

Jetstar Asia and Changi airport have come to an agreement which will see them move to Terminal 4 by mid March after initially stating they had no intentions of moving. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/jetstar-asia-relocate-t4-terminal-4-changi-airport-march-25-2023-3044841?cid=FBcna That’s...

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by smi0006
Wed Nov 02, 2022 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 56320

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

So if the PER-CGK flights were canned because of an apparent disagreement with customs/border force, how is this any different with the similar times? Probably just means the Border Control issues were a bit of an excuse for a route that wasn't looking like being a success so was canned. Considerin...

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by smi0006
Mon Oct 31, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

A few more for MEL: VN increases SGN to daily D7 begins x3 weekly KUL service VA resumes ZQN UL increases CMB to daily UA increases SFO to daily (Obzerva mentioned above) With more increases and new services added later in NOV and DEC. From the NZ thread also some Tasman increases; NZ AKL-MEL 21>23...

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by smi0006
Sun Oct 30, 2022 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Lots of changes over the next few days as we transition into NW22/23 timetable, some include BNE UA begins SFO, first arrival Sunday SYD AA resumed LAX-SYD on Saturday UA resumes IAH-SYD, first arrival Sunday BA sees 77W return from Tuesday MEL UA resumes LAX-MEL, first arrival Sunday QF MEL-LAX re...

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by smi0006
Sun Oct 30, 2022 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Something different Tasman Cargo airlines an affiliate of DHL has added a second 767F to the AU register, current one operates SYD-AKL, this second will operate MEL-SIN. Be great to see more added https://cargofacts-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/cargofacts.com/allposts/express/dhl-transfers-second-767-...

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by smi0006
Sat Oct 29, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia's high density A350 used on European flights
Replies: 30
Views: 9424

Re: Iberia's high density A350 used on European flights

Presumably they can just add ballast in the forward hold. An unusual approach to passenger revenue management - add more weight to the aircraft and burn more fuel, because the airline don't want to allow pax to pay more for premium seats There are no J seats currently installed. Nothing to do with ...

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by smi0006
Fri Oct 28, 2022 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Firms Order for 50 MAX
Replies: 25
Views: 7412

Re: IAG Firms Order for 50 MAX

Not sure if I'm surprised or not, given the ages of discussion stemming from that old LOI. -8200's would suggest frames for Vueling, right? or are they going to further sardine-can BA, IB, EI, etc? I could see a lot of use for the -10's out of LGW or even LHR for BA. Either way, the MAX is picking ...

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by smi0006
Thu Oct 27, 2022 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways new typeface ?
Replies: 43
Views: 9886

Re: British Airways new typeface ?

Alongside the potential new typeface, I would suggest that BA should modify its belly-coloring line, just like what KL and VN have done: 6912733,6912749 6221263,6215901 6181511 (Of course, slight changes on typefaces and color schemes were also used in the new liveries of KL and VN, but practically...

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by smi0006
Wed Oct 26, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Thai Airways still has many Europe destinations
Replies: 13
Views: 3048

Re: Why Thai Airways still has many Europe destinations

And whilst it has diminished over the years TG, and BKK used to be a popular connection points for Aussies going to Europe, along of course with SQ, and MH. Then the ME3 came along, and also the Chinese3 picking up the bottom yield. But still a fairly decent amount of connections

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by smi0006
Tue Oct 25, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cyprus Airways unveils new livery
Replies: 17
Views: 4742

Re: Cyprus Airways unveils new livery

On a random side note - I recall see a show growing up in the 90s on Heathrow that always featured the Cypris airways rep at LHR - anyone any ideas what it was? That older livery just reminded me of the show

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by smi0006
Tue Oct 25, 2022 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

More on JNB and CGK flights from PER CGK has been scrapped JNB will operate from 1 Nov 22 - 25 Mar 23 then be suspended indefinitely Those terminating in PER will be bussed to T1 to clear customs up to 15 Jan 23, from 16 Jan 23 the JNB flight will terminate at T1 instead of T3 PER-SIN which is due ...

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by smi0006
Mon Oct 24, 2022 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

EBB and EBD may be slated for freighter conversion. I know EBE was definitely getting converted but the plan was for 3 A332P2Fs so maybe these are the other 2. Is there any plans to retire the 767F, or will that hang on after the 330s are delivered? Be interesting to see if one ends up in the AU-Po...

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by smi0006
Mon Oct 24, 2022 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Hi all, Long time lurker first time poster - While looking through FR24 I've noticed VH-EBB, EBD and QPG haven't flown in quite some time. Does anyone know the status of these frames and what's happening to them? Thank you all :) EBB and EBD may be slated for freighter conversion. I know EBE was de...

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by smi0006
Sun Oct 23, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Posted by an acquaintance on Instagram, seems VA staff are having a Hanger Party in BNE tonight. Aircraft is a 700, not sure on the rego. Any of the new batch of 700s come in yet? Didn’t see a shot of the whole aircraft but the only notable difference seems to be the winglet. Tail and fuselage look...

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by smi0006
Sat Oct 22, 2022 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Agreed, and add to that return to service, heavy maintenance and cabin refurbishments. Only once the 10th A380s has returned to service will we really know if retiring the two A380s was premature. Perhaps I am wrong & we won’t know for sure until all 10 A380’s RTS, but in saying that QF do not ...

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by smi0006
Fri Oct 21, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

If one had to join the dots and make a prediction Max8 CNS-HND to secure slot IPO in 2023 with mention of 789s When revenue comes in from float, International expansion with 789s US, HND-BNE plus a few others As more Max 8,9 or 10s come into service, more Asian routes trialled with view to upgradin...

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by smi0006
Fri Oct 21, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

VA has posted on their social that 'Wonderful is coming - 23.10.2022'. Is this the event we've been waiting for? Any guesses what's going to happen? Considering the recent Australian Aviation article of Jayne talking about International (Short Haul) expansion, my guess is that it'll be that in comb...

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by smi0006
Thu Oct 20, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Anymore detail on the Virgin Max? Being delivered in Jan which isn’t far away. When is the first Max- 10 due? Wiki has a config of 8/196. Has this been confirmed? Again a great way to add capacity into Golden triangle cheaply. Not to mention DPS if VA can get some more seats allocated. Still hoping...

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by smi0006
Wed Oct 19, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

That’s a shame - wonder what the hold up is? Sounds like ABF, and Biosecurity are unhappy the facilities are handling an increase in volume, or maybe staffing? Hopefully it is resolved soon! QF international flights from T3 would be the SIN departing around 1145 and LHR at 1920. Arrivals from SIN 0...

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by smi0006
Wed Oct 19, 2022 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Has the QF PER JNB route been delayed? Meant to start in less than two weeks but flights have suddenly disappeared from the booking system? CGK on ice too https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-suspends-perth-johannesburg-jakarta-flights I admit that when I first saw the delay in these 2 ne...

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by smi0006
Wed Oct 19, 2022 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines 787 Update?
Replies: 95
Views: 23958

Re: Hawaiian Airlines 787 Update?

Look at the asian countries that are part of the visa waiver program as potential new destinations. Australia and New Zealand could be other options for expansion - both offer a HA an ability to tap mainland US connecting traffic without significant backtracking (unlike East Asia). CHC in particula...

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by smi0006
Wed Oct 19, 2022 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Any new on El Al firming up Melbourne too?

Also hearing rumours of some slight changes for NZ PER…

Last figure I saw was international capacity into AU will hit 60% pre covid come Dec. Lot would be Chinese capacity, so still along way to go. Good luck to all airports winning business back.

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by smi0006
Fri Oct 14, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

GUM should be fine so long as it is only a tech stop, not fifth freedom. HND slots can’t be used for fifth freedom traffic, as they are limited to only origin/destination in the country they were allocated to. A tech stop with no pick-up/set-down is still a flight from A to B. Are pax allowed to de...

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by smi0006
Thu Oct 13, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Talking about that duopoly and profits Qantas announced to the market today they are expecting a $1.2-1.3 billion AUD profit for the first half of this financial year. That’s remarkable because their full year profits for 2017-2019 were only $1.3-1.4 billion, now on track to make almost double that...

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by smi0006
Wed Oct 12, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Forgive me if I missed this - UA to go 10-weekly SYD-SFO over high season. 24 flights a week to SYD is impressive. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/united-sydney-san-francisco-flights Between BNE launch, return of MEL, pretty impressive growth for UA/VA. Well done. Does make me wonder how QF ...

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by smi0006
Tue Oct 11, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

I've commissioned and been involved in cost effectiveness studies for airports on interventions involving design, passenger flow and accessibility. One thing that has always surprised me is that when we did studies that interviewed people after experiences and we got an idea why people misinterpret...

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by smi0006
Tue Oct 11, 2022 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini to replace 767s, 737s and Fokker fleet
Replies: 66
Views: 16997

Re: Air Niugini to replace 767s, 737s and Fokker fleet

Does QF still own a chunk of PX? I know when PX was formed back in the early 1970s, ownership was QF/TN/AN and governments of PNG and Australia, but when/how did that change? One would assume it is now fully owned by the PNG Government? According to wiki - In 1976, the government bought out the Qan...

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by smi0006
Tue Oct 11, 2022 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini to replace 767s, 737s and Fokker fleet
Replies: 66
Views: 16997

Re: Air Niugini to replace 767s, 737s and Fokker fleet

PX advertising for 330-200 engineers for POM. I don’t think they do any outsourced engineering work do they? Does POM receive any 330s that could be out sourced too? Although not what the PD states, https://www.linkedin.com/posts/air-niugini_a330-licensed-aircraft-maintenance-engineers-activity-6985...

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by smi0006
Tue Oct 11, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Just an observation, all of the recent security breaches in Australia have all happened at QF-exclusive terminals. I find that very strange, to be completely honest. Maybe QF terminals - but different third party providers at each. All managed by the airport companies not QF. I do feel sorry for QF...

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by smi0006
Tue Oct 11, 2022 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Melbourne Airport T1 (QF) has had to be evacuated due to an inadvertent security breach. All passengers and staff including those already boarded on undeparted planes have had to go back landside and be rescreened. Significant delays and cancellations are underway with the knock-on of delays to str...

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by smi0006
Tue Oct 11, 2022 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA maintenance staff at LHR vote to strike over pay.
Replies: 9
Views: 3632

Re: AA ground workers vote to strike over pay.

Do AA only have engineers based at LHR?

Are the above and below wing teams all outsourced providers? Is this the same for UA/DL also?

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by smi0006
Mon Oct 10, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Qantas is adding additional services to HND with the news of Japan opening up fully for Tourists. Brisbane will see 3 weekly service which will now begin on 1Dec. MEL to HND will be starting on March 23 at this stage. https://simpleflying.com/qantas-adding-japan-from-brisbane-sydney-melbourne/ This...

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by smi0006
Mon Oct 10, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Qantas is adding additional services to HND with the news of Japan opening up fully for Tourists. Brisbane will see 3 weekly service which will now begin on 1Dec. MEL to HND will be starting on March 23 at this stage. https://simpleflying.com/qantas-adding-japan-from-brisbane-sydney-melbourne/ Are ...

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by smi0006
Sun Oct 09, 2022 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Perth Airport rail line opens today after cost blowouts and time delays. The service will run from High Wycombe in Perths east to Claremont in the west. Tickets $5 which is a bargain. Redcliffe station near DFO will service T3/T4 then Perth airport station will service T1/T2 with an above ground wa...

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by smi0006
Wed Oct 05, 2022 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini to replace 767s, 737s and Fokker fleet
Replies: 66
Views: 16997

Re: Air Niugini to replace 767s, 737s and Fokker fleet

Hopefully it will give them a chance to do a rebrand with a new livery and logo. Are you insane? (Joke, not really accusing of madness) The kumul (bird of paradise) is emblematic of PNG and it’s airline. Plus it looks smashing. Back to OG post, I think PNG can’t afford new planes so will/should opt...

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by smi0006
Wed Oct 05, 2022 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Yes, MEL-CGK, MEL-MNL and ADL-SIN are already seen as some of the early routes QF may choose launch once the XLRs arrive. Given it is principally a business route with very low tourists except for a few Indonesians coming to MEL for shopping, I would expect MEL-CGK to be more likely a QF route rath...

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by smi0006
Wed Oct 05, 2022 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Would this be handled by a single crew operating the return service? As currently scheduled as a single service per week, I can't imagine GA putting the crew up in a Melbourne hotel for a week. It is good to see them back though and I hope they increase their frequency in the short term. QF are cur...

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by smi0006
Mon Oct 03, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian to order 20 A320NEO, to add more B787s
Replies: 24
Views: 6995

Re: Royal Jordanian to order 20 A320NEO, to add more B787s

Samer Al Majali, Royal Jordanian CEO, has announced that RJ will order upto 20 A320NEO to replace the current 13 A320s in the fleet and for expansion purposes. So they will replace the A321 with A320neos? That's going against trend I would say. They only have 2 321s. Perhaps a top up order for thes...

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by smi0006
Mon Oct 03, 2022 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Take this December coming, JQ increases flying to Japan and adds a new destination all using the existing 787 fleet which can't seem to cope with the current (reduced) schedule. Is that not a recipe for more dramas? It took them weeks to finally stop selling new tickets to Bali to enable stranded p...

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by smi0006
Sun Oct 02, 2022 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 67563

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Rex has completed its purchase of National Jet Express (NJE). https://www.flightglobal.com/fleets/national-jet-express-to-grow-q400-fleet-as-rex-completes-takeover/150387.article So curious how ZL structure this, I assume they can wrap PelAir into their venture. Press release from ZL is nothing sho...

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by smi0006
Thu Sep 29, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 66404

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

Qatar have paused the resumption of CBR services… Qatar Airways cancels Canberra flights (before they take off) Qatar Airways is pulling out of its planned return to Canberra, with the Canberra-Melbourne-Doha route scrapped just days before the first flight was due to take off on Saturday October 1...

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by smi0006
Thu Sep 29, 2022 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 66404

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

News Corp papers are reporting today that both Qantas and Virgin have applied to IASC for the currently unallocated 172 seats a week available for Australia-Bali services. Qantas Group (currently allocated 20076 seats per week) plans to use the seats to give the option to upgrade from 737 to A330 d...

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by smi0006
Tue Sep 27, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 66404

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

Whilst there have been various versions, it is not as if they are so radically different that most people would care or even notice. Even the new livery is just another variation on the original theme. . So why all the changes? Why bother if it doesn't really get noticed by the customer? QF Group h...

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by smi0006
Tue Sep 27, 2022 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 66404

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

Does anyone know when Jetstar repaints are starting into the new livery? I believe you could count the amount of aircraft JQ have repainted on one hand, and still have fingers spare. There’s still plenty of aircraft flying around in the very first original livery which was updated over 14 years ago...

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by smi0006
Mon Sep 26, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 66404

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

Qantas Customer Experience Officer Stephanie Tully has been announced as the next Jetstar CEO https://australianaviation.com.au/2022/09/qantas-rewards-customer-chief-with-jetstar-ceo-role/ If recent experience is anything to go by, her idea of customer experience may be more appropriate at Jetstar....

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by smi0006
Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reveals new interiors for 787-9 and A321XLR
Replies: 136
Views: 21334

Re: AA reveals new interiors for 787-9 and A321XLR

The 77W are getting the same upgrade. So they will be still used on heavy premium routes, 789 on mid, and 321XLR on light. The A321, B737 fleets are just finishing a 4 year new interior project. No chance of anything new there for a decade. For the narrow bodies - Surely they may not require new se...

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