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by Kent350787
Tue Feb 01, 2022 11:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I never see these flying anymore?
Replies: 8
Views: 1480

Re: I never see these flying anymore?

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...

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by Kent350787
Tue Feb 01, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair to launch new premium economy & business class next week
Replies: 45
Views: 10766

Re: Finnair to launch new premium economy & business class next week

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.

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by Kent350787
Tue Feb 01, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 516
Views: 37689

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

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...

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by Kent350787
Tue Feb 01, 2022 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada
Replies: 507
Views: 26665

Re: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada

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...

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by Kent350787
Sun Jan 30, 2022 4:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tornadoes- Mostly an American Phenomenon?
Replies: 16
Views: 1488

Re: Tornadoes- Mostly an American Phenomenon?

https://amp.abc.net.au/article/100712606
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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/100712606

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by Kent350787
Sat Jan 29, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States
Replies: 35
Views: 2535

Re: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States

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...

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by Kent350787
Sat Jan 29, 2022 2:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States
Replies: 35
Views: 2535

Re: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States

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.

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by Kent350787
Sat Jan 29, 2022 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18380

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

[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 ...

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by Kent350787
Sat Jan 29, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18380

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

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...

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by Kent350787
Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18380

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

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...

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by Kent350787
Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Second-hand A380s to free up smaller planes?
Replies: 17
Views: 1229

Re: Second-hand A380s to free up smaller planes?

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...

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by Kent350787
Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 54976

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

anstar wrote:
aerokiwi wrote:

At most I'd say QF would have to go back and consult, then implement the requirement. A la BHP.
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I believe QF did consult... they even sent out a survey prior to their staff asking their views.


Amongst other things, the complainants allege that the survey waan't proper consultation.

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by Kent350787
Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn
Replies: 66
Views: 7077

Re: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn

WildcatYXU wrote:
I wonder why he didn't try to book time on the circular test track in Nardo.


The curve on Nardo restricts top speeds due to tyre scrub.

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by Kent350787
Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 516
Views: 37689

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

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...

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by Kent350787
Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 516
Views: 37689

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

Yes, omicron dropping at the time we were vaxxed and PCR testing to keep Delta out screwed NSW.

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by Kent350787
Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn
Replies: 66
Views: 7077

Re: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn

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:...

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by Kent350787
Fri Jan 21, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 516
Views: 37689

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

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...

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by Kent350787
Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 54976

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

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...

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by Kent350787
Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idea for Building a Bridge Across the Mississippi River to Replace Plaquemine Ferry
Replies: 15
Views: 1701

Re: Idea for Building a Bridge Across the Mississippi River to Replace Plaquemine Ferry

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.

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by Kent350787
Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idea for Building a Bridge Across the Mississippi River to Replace Plaquemine Ferry
Replies: 15
Views: 1701

Re: Idea for Building a Bridge Across the Mississippi River to Replace Plaquemine Ferry

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...

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by Kent350787
Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 54976

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

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...

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by Kent350787
Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 516
Views: 37689

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

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...

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by Kent350787
Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does VS not fly to SIN? Will they? Will they resume HKG-,SYD?
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

Re: Why does VS not fly to SIN? Will they? Will they resume HKG-,SYD?

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...

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by Kent350787
Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 516
Views: 37689

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

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-...

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by Kent350787
Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 516
Views: 37689

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

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...

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by Kent350787
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 516
Views: 37689

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

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...

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by Kent350787
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 334
Views: 16215

Re: Australian Open 2022

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...

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by Kent350787
Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 54976

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

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...

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by Kent350787
Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 54976

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

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...

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by Kent350787
Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 334
Views: 16215

Re: Australian Open 2022

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...

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by Kent350787
Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 334
Views: 16215

Re: Australian Open 2022

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...

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by Kent350787
Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 334
Views: 16215

Re: Australian Open 2022

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...

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by Kent350787
Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 54976

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

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...

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by Kent350787
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 516
Views: 37689

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

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...

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by Kent350787
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 54976

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

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...

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by Kent350787
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 334
Views: 16215

Re: Australian Open 2022

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...

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by Kent350787
Mon Jan 10, 2022 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 516
Views: 37689

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

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...

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by Kent350787
Mon Jan 10, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 334
Views: 16215

Re: Australian Open 2022

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...

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by Kent350787
Mon Jan 10, 2022 12:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?
Replies: 63
Views: 9068

Re: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?

aeromoe wrote:
Woodreau wrote:
Water on the deck is never water…


I could come from the sink... :roll:


737MAX anyone?

My last US domestic flight had 2 of four lavs out of service for the 3.5hour flight, yet the remainder weren't too gross so I suspect some cleaning (B6)

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by Kent350787
Mon Jan 10, 2022 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 54976

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

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...

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by Kent350787
Thu Dec 23, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 23091

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

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. -----------------------------------------------------------...

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by Kent350787
Thu Dec 23, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas planning Chicago, Seattle
Replies: 81
Views: 13568

Re: Qantas planning Chicago, Seattle

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...

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by Kent350787
Tue Dec 21, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NHS privitized?
Replies: 44
Views: 2367

Re: NHS privitized?

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 ...

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by Kent350787
Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas planning Chicago, Seattle
Replies: 81
Views: 13568

Re: Qantas planning Chicago, Seattle

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...

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by Kent350787
Tue Dec 21, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas planning Chicago, Seattle
Replies: 81
Views: 13568

Re: Qantas planning Chicago, Seattle

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...

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by Kent350787
Tue Dec 21, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 23091

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

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...

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by Kent350787
Tue Dec 21, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 23091

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

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...

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by Kent350787
Mon Dec 20, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas planning Chicago, Seattle
Replies: 81
Views: 13568

Re: Qantas planning Chicago, Seattle

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...

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by Kent350787
Sat Dec 18, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021
Replies: 478
Views: 65604

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021

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.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Thanks. I may have misread the rego in the sun today :)

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by Kent350787
Sat Dec 18, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021
Replies: 478
Views: 65604

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021

FR24 is currently showing VH-EBX, a 332, e route past SYD flying MEL-LAX. Is this positioning or cargo?

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