Of the types mentioned, 717s are the only one in regular passenger service at my airport. MD11F is regular. Australia is where Fokkers come to die before Africa, but even the F100 is fast being replaced by old E190s. But two BAe 146 recently came onto the register. As we saw in 2001 and then 2008, s...Jump to post
I can't say that 2-4-2 PE on A330 sounds like a good thing, but it does depend on the seat they have chosen.Jump to post
Is Denmark just being realistic - it is too contagious to contain? I am coming to the view that trying to do that creates far more collateral damage (social and economic) than the damage COVID-19 itself inflicts. I think that's a foregone conclusion by now. Most nations couldn't control Delta or an...Jump to post
There have also been claims by people reported at the convoy that "this is about democracy". 90% of relevant drivers are fully vaccinated, as are 88.7% of the Canadian voting age population. Prett much half of the 18+ population has already had a booster dose. By my understanding of repres...Jump to post
They’re not as regular as the mid-west, but we occasionally have them in Australia. The most recent was just before Christmas https://amp.abc.net.au/article/100712606Jump to post
My family in MA (Arlington) is prepping for up to 2’ of snow, and hoping storms earlier have taken down the riskiest branches already. Gusts up to 100mph forecast. I was initially a little disappointed when my company transferred me out of BOS to a warm weather climate. But it’s days like these tha...Jump to post
My family in MA (Arlington) is prepping for up to 2’ of snow, and hoping storms earlier have taken down the riskiest branches already. Gusts up to 100mph forecast.Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] What chance does an Asian woman have of being appointed to this position? Of what relevance is that to anything? SCOTUS is not a normal position. You want to talk about private sector or rank and file government fine, but this ain't it. It is an important position, but it is still a ...Jump to post
You said you are OK with Asians being prohibited from holding certain positions in the US government. Not me. Only one of us is advocating discrimination and that is you. Still a blatantly false equivalency, through and through. It isn't. What odds does an Asian American woman have of being appoint...Jump to post
Are you saying Kamala Harris isn't the most qualified person to be the President should something happen to Joe? Irrelevant, because the executive line of succession is predetermined. This topic is about posts that are up for competition. Harris is hardly worth highlighting anyway when we've alread...Jump to post
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
anstar wrote:aerokiwi wrote:[/list]
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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