Do you think, even further down the road, EK would look to do any tags to the new 77W BNE flight to NZ? For instance onto WLG seeing as NZ is the only carrier there as no QF or VA, or even to CHC instead? Or aside from the A380 SYD-CHC tag, EK isn't really interested in tag on flights? Whether EK e...Jump to post
I can’t see DL expanding outside of SYD for some time to come. Operating a schedule that best meets demand into one port is likely better from a cost perspective, but given that it has been reported that MEL is chasing DL service, I guess it will depend on how good the deal is on the table at that ...Jump to post
Chinese airlines boosting capacity into the country following their reopening.
Lets hope our airports can cope. Yesterday's Age had an article that 2000 jobs are vacant at MEL, last week my friend waited 3 hours for baggage at T2.
This is on my bucket list, although having to pay for the pool as a guest seems mean. Its a shame you cant book this hotel on 3rd party sites.Jump to post
Related question to the above topics, with the Chinese carriers returning to our ports, and other new entrants, are the airport ground handling providers ready for an uptick in services? I departed internationally from Melbourne on New Years Day and it was a [email protected] show....not enough staff to unload ...Jump to post
Once again the 12 A350s are not going to be enough if QF are serious about direct routes to places like CDG, ORD, FRA etc. Already slated A350 routes SYD-LHR, MEL-LHR, PER-LHR, and SYD-JFK will use at least 8 frames. Only leaves 3 plus 1 for a spare. I think all those cities are merely just words a...Jump to post
tullamarine wrote:jrfspa320 wrote:I reckon this is ploy to get a better price from Airbus. Their fleet is too small and SIN slots are too precious.
Whats the smallest aircraft regularly scheduled into SIN? Anything smaller than A319?
Yes, Firefly uses ATR72s into SIN from KUL and Kuching.
I reckon this is ploy to get a better price from Airbus. Their fleet is too small and SIN slots are too precious.
Whats the smallest aircraft regularly scheduled into SIN? Anything smaller than A319?
Nice report, good pictures. JAL also has a flight NRT-MELJump to post
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-20/hawaiian-airlines-flight-to-be-investigated-by-safety-board/101791210 Sounds like people were up and walking about with the seat belts sign on Which is entirely normal when the seat belt sign is left on for the entire flight. If that is what happened on this f...Jump to post
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-20/ ... /101791210
Sounds like people were up and walking about with the seat belts sign on
So this is why 3K were moved to T4....Jump to post
I don't know why but Dreamliners generally don't age well. I recently flew B787 (Qatar Airways) and the whole interior looked quite worn out. Like most products today; great sales talk, look great new, but not made to last the way things used to be made ;-) Carrying holiday makers with a high propo...Jump to post
As do most of the older DreamlinersJump to post
If QF were offered a good price for the A330-900NEOs, i could see them going for it. Lighter frame for the shorter Asia runs and transcon domestic etc, enough range for LAX-BNE if required, same flight crew pool at the A350. RR engines are also used on the A330NEO as with the upcoming A350. What is...Jump to post
If QF were offered a good price for the A330-900NEOs, i could see them going for it.
Lighter frame for the shorter Asia runs and transcon domestic etc, enough range for LAX-BNE if required, same flight crew pool at the A350. RR engines are also used on the A330NEO as with the upcoming A350.
Thanks, makes sense. EBB & D are domestic config so nice to see more A330s back on transcon, they are much nicer to fly. No talk of A330 on the BNE-PER route, which isnt surprising as precovid it was only occasional, maybe 1 daily which is a shame for the longest capital route but id imagine les...Jump to post
Qantas to increase domestic flying from late March next year Additional 57 return flights on Golden Triangle between MEL, SYD and BNE Increase on A330 flying between PER and SYD/MEL, approximately 50% of all services will be flown by widebody aircraft Overall this increase in flying is expected to ...Jump to post
Just looked through this on a whim; https://flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA11 IS Qf11 ever going to return to operating daily...? I know Qf17 operates on Thursdays instead, but it's that evening departure. I'm guessing this is an aircraft availability issue? QF11 will as soon as more A380s come bac...Jump to post
LGW is cheaper to operate from so not always clear cut from a business perspective, especially for lower yielding marketsJump to post
qf2220 wrote:IndianicWorld wrote:I can see JQ looking at using the A321XLR in future for this route though, so we will see.
Really? Id think QF would use whatever HND slots they had for daily SYD/MEL/BNE, then multiday at those ports and PER/ADL before using the scarce slot for a JQ service from CNS.
Just wait for JQ to launch the sale fares.Jump to post
Qantas to resume Darwin to Singapore service using the Alliance 190s. Good to see them back on this route. https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/221211-qfjun23drwsin This route was served by Jetstar Asia until August 2022. Qantas last operated this route until October 2006 Interesting how versatile the 19...Jump to post
Great pictures, I hope REX continues to expand and provides competitive on the capital city routes.Jump to post
https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-honolulu-lounge-refurbishment QF opening refurbed HNL lounge - any idea why QF have a dedicated lounge for so few flights per week? Is it For JQ pax as well? Or to accommodate QF club? Why wouldn’t they just send them to Admirals clubs? Jetstar pax can...Jump to post
This article would suggest Qantas believes it to be real. They should treat others bags as they would treat their own, this behaviour is unacceptable. However this does raise a number of concerns and why one would willingly risk their jobs to share such content on social media that they know they w...Jump to post
Seems to be a confluence of a few rumours that we might see a QF PER-BCN seasonal flight next year. With what aircraft are they planning....ie there are not enough as it is, so something will have to be given up to achieve this. Agreed, just look at the 787 schedule currently, over extended and rel...Jump to post
Will other airlines be using the new gates or is it exclusively BA? With 5 gates and most flights in the afternoon* (right?) will other airlines utilize? Is there any extended period of time, say 90 mins or more where there isn't a BA plane on the ground at JFK? Once BA178 departs in the morning, i...Jump to post
ARFFs strike looks to be starting next week! Shouldn’t cause too much of an issue for domestic - I believe domestic operations can use State fire services in lieu, however international and wide body operations may require full ARFF support - could be ugly Just depends how much cover the local fire...Jump to post
ARFFs strike looks to be starting next week!Jump to post
I agree with you on the on board experience. It's remarkable flying regularly on BA in Club Europe, and then flying Qantas domestically in J. From a catering perspective, BA is head and shoulders above QF (with SWISS within Europe in business class even better again). Compare ticket prices though a...Jump to post
Jetstar at it again, plenty of lengthy 787 delays in the past week, plus numerous HKT cancellations recently. No different to Qantas then, they have two 787 out of action, lengthy delays and cancelled flights this week especially across the pacific Which is the second? ZNG is in LAX for maintenance...Jump to post
vhebb wrote:Jetstar at it again, plenty of lengthy 787 delays in the past week, plus numerous HKT cancellations recently.
MH axes BNE effective 27MAR: https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/malaysia-airlines-cancels-brisbane-to-kuala-lumpur MH and previously TG for that matter, have always struggled with BNE. They stop/start the route and/or drop frequency and they rarely have got to a consistent / predictable servic...Jump to post
Interestingly, BA has never flown the A380 to Australia either. Only LHR-SIN terminators got the A380, LHR-SIN-SYD was a mix of 70/86J 744s, 77Ws and I think 789s. Not even 86J 744. It was LHR-BKK-SYD on 744 and LHR-SIN-SYD on 772ER. When they pulled out of BKK-SYD tag they switched SIN-SYD tag to ...Jump to post
Flew back into MEL yesterday morning after nearly 3 weeks in Japan (flew MH & JL). T2 seemed to be almost back to normal. Immigration & baggage collection went smoothly, however the customs/quarantine queue was lengthy, was nearly a 45 minute wait, luckily I wasn't selected for further scre...Jump to post
All this talk of capacity, however one area with glacial pace of change is our airports and particular capital city domestic terminals where stand capacity at peak times is maxed out. A321s etc will have slower turn times than the 738.Jump to post
billyp4850 wrote:zkojq wrote:Does anyone know the exact make and model of the firetruck and therefore it's height?
I believe it was a Rosenbauer Panther 4x4 2nd Generation firetruck. Approximately 3.5 metres tall and 24 tonnes.
Surely T7 will close sooner rather than later? The cost of keeping it open for a few flights a day doesnt seem worth it? Particularly for intl flights which require CBPJump to post
Wow that was some collisionJump to post
Fly domestic in Australia / New Zealand - no liquid restrictions.Jump to post
Those meals look great!Jump to post
We flew through MEX on vacation in August, and on approach to MEX we flew over what looked like a massive airport. I don't know which direction we approached from, but I'm sure it was either TLC or NLU. It looked lovely. Just wonder about transit times into CDMX. I think there is a direct bus conne...Jump to post
https://australianaviation.com.au/2022/11/melbourne-airport-international-recovery-sluggish-in-october/ Unsurprisingly intl recovery has slowed to a trickle. I wouldn't be surprised if there is actually a decline next year as economics start to bite, Latest NAB report showed travel spend is already ...Jump to post
Look like a strange blend of both the Jewel and Gardens by the Bay - both in Singapore......Jump to post
If it was seriousness enough they wouldn't be worrying about getting the weight down, so can't be too urgent. Was wondering why it circled for so long but then it was probably tankering fuel for the return as welll? Not sure if these mining towns are equipped to refuel? Most can refuel but usually ...Jump to post
Airservices firefighters have voted to strike, potential work stoppages would cause air travel chaos across the country getting towards the busy Xmas period.Jump to post
JFK-MEX also about to commenceJump to post
NZ's AKL-PER-AKL flights will be operated on a wet lease by Wamos for three months from November. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/air-new-zealand-perth-wamos-a330 NZ prudent to have operational spare in the long-haul fleet. Apparently QF were looking at options for something similar but not...Jump to post
Did not see this coming. Qantas to launch seasonal Melbourne - Exmouth flights in 2023. 2 x weekly with 737 aircraft, operating April - October. An amazing boost to what I think is one of the most spectacular parts of the country. Source From what I have heard, JQ's MEL-BQB service is also performi...Jump to post