Thanks everyone for the comments on the A380. I'm accepting that its days are now numbered. Do you think a "Queen of the Skies" 747 will still be flying somewhere after the last A380 is taken out of service then? With the youngest 748F a similar age to the youngest A380, and frieghters ge...Jump to post
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At most I'd say QF would have to go back and consult, then implement the requirement. A la BHP.
I believe QF did consult... they even sent out a survey prior to their staff asking their views.
WildcatYXU wrote:I wonder why he didn't try to book time on the circular test track in Nardo.
The FDA has rescinded EUA authorizations for two monoclonal antibody treatments made by Regeneron and Eli Lily due to ineffectiveness against the Omicron variant: https://www.forbes.com/sites/zacharysmith/2022/01/24/fda-rescinds-authorization-for-covid-antibody-treatments-by-regeneron-eli-lilly/?sh...Jump to post
There a number of videos including on YouTube with skilled drivers driving very powerful cars on the German Autobahn. I have seen some of where approached 300 Kms/hr.. or more. Comparing the Bugatti video, I think it was done in a much safer situation than this 5.8L Bi-Turbo E63 AMG (920hp): https:...Jump to post
In NSW, with a 93% 12+ double dosed population (30% of adults with 3 doses), daily new case data is no longer as accurate now there is a combination of formalised PCR test reporting and self reporting of positive RAT results (mandated, but with greater flex in timeframe). However, it does appear tha...Jump to post
Thinking a little left field here and not knowing what actual pax loads on ZL flights to those small towns are like, could the upcoming Cessna SkyCourier with it's 19 pax configuration be a suitable aircraft for Rex? Perhaps even as a mixed fleet of SkyCouriers and ATR42s for the larger routes? I c...Jump to post
Enough to justify the $billion to build a bridge to save 20-30 mins travel? There'd need to be a massive amount of new development to justify the costs of a large span bridge.Jump to post
In fact I'm surprised the ferry still exists. Without a bridge, that is a very long stretch without a bridge. It also disconnects a bunch of populated communities that are physically close. Therefore, a bridge to replace this ferry might actually be a good idea. Is there good opportunity for develo...Jump to post
What other options does Rex have at the moment to replace the aging SAABs - ATR42's are too big for some routes, but given the lack of options in the market for direct replacement of the current turboprop fleet, they may as well take some ATR42's, and try to stretch out the newer SAAB frames for th...Jump to post
The article linked is from early September 2021. Pfizer was approved in November 2021 by the US. The WHO advice was updated in late November 2021. https://www.who.int/news/item/24-11-2021-interim-statement-on-covid-19-vaccination-for-children-and-adolescents Which the poster likely knew, having a l...Jump to post
49% by Delta, 51% by the Virgin Group. As mentioned above, SIN is dominated by SQ, going back in time the 49 % of VS that is now owned by DL was owned by SQ. No way VS was going to operate that route then. Now, it's simply a better ROI to have a plane operate a US flight. Hong Kong - Sydney won't b...Jump to post
FDA approved them with data they obtained according to my understanding? Probably WHO missed the note? The article linked is from early September 2021. Pfizer was approved in November 2021 by the US. The WHO advice was updated in late November 2021. https://www.who.int/news/item/24-11-2021-interim-...Jump to post
Anyone know what to make of this on the World Health Organization website regarding the Pfizer vaccine and administering it in children? Kind of worrying as countries (including here in Australia) are vaccinating the under 12's. They say under the subheading of Who Should Not Take This Vaccine &quo...Jump to post
In my state, daily new cases are now at least 200% higher than they were before Omicron, yet the number admitted to hospital is only around 20% higher than early December. Less positive is that the daily deaths are a littel above 1% of hospitalisations, although there is little information yet on wh...Jump to post
I hope he is barred from both Spain & Australia indefinitely That Australian federal judge is looking like a goose now He wasn't ruling on the other stuff, just the procedures that the Australian Border Force followed. That was what was being heard, not the whereabouts of N.D. prior to his arri...Jump to post
Hey guys, I know HARS would love VH-OQA but I fear it may be too much for Albion Park to handle physically unless serious $$$ were spent on a new apron. There is however a MUCH more appropriate place to preserve VH-OQA, in its own special ‘area’ …. It’s namesake airport, conveniently being built ri...Jump to post
Just a bit! That would be the one I would expect to be preserved at somewhere like HARS. Or even Longreach. With such a small production run and relatively short history, I can't see too many of them being preserved, so one in Australia would be nice. I revisited HARS over the break and the guide c...Jump to post
No disrespect intended to the iconic classic Australian band, just meant to be as a metaphor Yes, the conditions for Mr Djokovic were very far from those described by Mr Walker. True he is actually not in gaol yet and has not the same attention as those involved in Bathurst Riots and overzealous pr...Jump to post
Really got a link :rotfl: Not sure what he expects the Her Majesty to do when her role in Australia is only ceremonial But I’d also expect the Her Majesty would also bid by the entry requirements to come to Australia and not try and lie his way in Most tabloids in the UK and Oceania seem to have th...Jump to post
His bat poop crazy dad has made a plea to Queen Liz to sort out the issue! Really got a link :rotfl: Not sure what he expects the Her Majesty to do when her role in Australia is only ceremonial But I’d also expect the Her Majesty would also bid by the entry requirements to come to Australia and not...Jump to post
Ugly it may be; however, OQA does have a bit of noteworthy history don't you think? Just a bit! That would be the one I would expect to be preserved at somewhere like HARS. Or even Longreach. With such a small production run and relatively short history, I can't see too many of them being preserved...Jump to post
Furniture giant Ikea slashes sick pay for unvaccinated staff forced to self-isolate after close contact with someone infected with Covid-19 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10382729/Ikea-slashes-sick-pay-unvaccinated-staff-forced-self-isolate-Covid-close-contact.html By the way, 7 day avera...Jump to post
Exciting to see another QF380 head back downunder. Does anyone know what the basis was for bringing VH-OQB back first and now VH-OQD, rather than the younger A380s first? Thanks in advance I assume the refits began pre-Covid with some of the older fleet? I was on the former VH-OGA at HARS the other...Jump to post
Djokovic had a right to be treated fairly within the instructions he was given by border control officers. Not allowing the further 52 minutes to present further information was pretty silly. Djokovic has been Covid-stupid during the pandemic and his bona fides deserved to be fully considered - whic...Jump to post
The cases in France are pretty amazing. https://ourworldindata.org/explorers/coronavirus-data-explorer?zoomToSelection=true&time=2020-03-01..latest&facet=none&pickerSort=desc&pickerMetric=new_cases_smoothed_per_million&Metric=Confirmed+cases&Interval=7-day+rolling+average&am...Jump to post
There are technical difficulties causing problems with the appeal hearing. Australia's immigration detention system is needlessly hardline, but support in Australia for Djokovic is very low, the Serbian community possibly excepted. @Derico - the overwhelming majority of Australians did not support V...Jump to post
aeromoe wrote:Woodreau wrote:Water on the deck is never water…
I could come from the sink...
VH-OQD enroute to Sydney as QF6023 :-) Exciting to see another QF380 head back downunder. Does anyone know what the basis was for bringing VH-OQB back first and now VH-OQD, rather than the younger A380s first? Thanks in advance I assume the refits began pre-Covid with some of the older fleet? I was...Jump to post
Correction to my post #236 above: I heard on the BBC news that in London absenteeism in health workers in the acute medical care sector doubled in one week I should have said the BBC news reported that absenteeism rose by half in one week. -----------------------------------------------------------...Jump to post
Realistically all of the major ports into the NE are covered via QF's Dallas Service. That was one of the major points of going there so that QF flyers could go 1 stop to LGA and DCA. So an ORD service isn't going to add major cities but it will add some minor ones along with more Eastern Canada Se...Jump to post
The National Health Service is set to go to some profound changes. interesting opinion piece about this: If you believe in a public NHS, the new health and care bill should set off alarm bells The government is easing the way for the privatisation of the health service – where is the opposition to ...Jump to post
Actually DFW is consistently more delay-prone vs O'Hare, according to the latest stats (January through September '21). https://www.transtats.bts.gov/OT_Delay/OT_DelayCause1.asp?20=E Since ORD has now completed the OMP (the runway reconfiguration plan), with all 8 runways operational, you can expec...Jump to post
A direct ORD flight has to be able to survive on O&D plus those connecting locally where direct connections from LAX or DFW are not available. ... It is no shorter than going via LAX or DFW and ORD is more likely to suffer delays than the other two particularly during the northern winter. Actua...Jump to post
If 5,000 cases have been traced back to a single source less than 20 days earlier, that seems like a staggering increase to me. I wonder how many people left the nightclub having picked up the virus. About 15 out of around 5,000 needing hospital treatment (so far) sounds very encouraging for the im...Jump to post
Well we have the South African data showing hospitalisation rates with the Omicron wave were 2/3rds less than the Delta wave. Now early data coming in from Denmark showing hospitalisation is 60% lower than in the Delta wave at comparable numbers. https://twitter.com/sailorrooscout/status/1472921168...Jump to post
There is still a strong school of thought that direct flights will be preference post-COVID. I'm still to be convinced by SEA (although the cruise industry has been mentioned), but ORD seems logical in looking to connect major cities direct. DFW was not-LAX to connect to other places in the US. Noon...Jump to post
EK413 wrote:Kent350787 wrote:FR24 is currently showing VH-EBX, a 332, e route past SYD flying MEL-LAX. Is this positioning or cargo?
You must mean -EBS & -EBQ operating QF15/93.
To date the A332’s have operated as Freighters.
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This is plainly false - there have not been large waves in Japan or Australia due to high uptake and mask protocols. Given Japan’s population density and use of public transportation, you’d expect a situation more like Italy or Germany. There is a large wave in Australia right at the very moment an...Jump to post
The seasonal flu has killed 10s of thousands of people world wide. Why no hysteria about that? Australia has demonstrated that measure to suppress Covid (at least until Omicron) are also successful against influenza. Influenza deaths fell from 1,088 nationally in 2019 to 55 in 2020 and to zero in 2...Jump to post
Not going to give it to the criminal. He won't need it anymore. Simple logic shown to work in most civilized countries, this. I was being silly with my comment, but I get what you're saying. Eliminate the gun at the source, if you will, so the criminal can't get it and use it to commit gun related ...Jump to post
With the QF order revolving around the long range A321XLR and smaller A220, it looks like the 737NG will remain as the mainstay of the domestic fleet well into the future. . Around half the 738 fleet is 10 years old or younger. 20 years is very normal before retirement at QF. Yes, the initial order...Jump to post
Now QF has chosen the A220 as its 717 replacement, maybe HA would like the ex-QF frames for parts? that won't last long considering they have about 100 other 717's for parts and it's still going to cause issues due to hours on the frames and no other owners they can call for help. It was a half jok...Jump to post
Waaaaiiiiiiiit. aren't A321NEOs going close to full sticker? I'm not sure I understand your confusion. Joyce said the price was "locked in". He gave no clue as to what that price was. With a 10 year backlog Airbus does not need to discount NEO much if at all. If that is the case then ther...Jump to post
I didn't expect the firm A220 orders, but am looking forward to trying them when they arrive.
Given that QF/Australian/TAA mainline has been Boeing narrowbody jet since the 1970s it seems quite a loss.
It was a very sad anniversary, both in terms of the needless deaths of the innocents and the incident as flamebait for conspiracy theorists. To we in Australia, these murders seemed to have the potential for positive reform in the US that the Port Arthur massacre had in Australia. Instead, approxima...Jump to post
The NSW cases are interesting. Everyone at the nightclubs should have been fully vaccinated, and likely within the last 4 months with Pfizer/Moderna. It seems surprising the number of cases caused by the two events. At face value it appears the vaccines aren't doing a great job at stopping infectio...Jump to post