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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:05 am

USAOZ wrote:
Pcoder wrote:
planemanofnz wrote:
Canberra Airport asks federal government for help on cancelled Sydney flights

"Canberra Airport's owners have called for the federal government to investigate higher than average flight cancellation rates from Sydney and to consider introducing new national performance benchmarks.

Canberra Airport managing director Stephen Byron has approached Transport Minister Darren Chester calling for action."


See: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-new ... zbmpb.html.

Cheers,

C.


What is needed in Australia is a EU style flight compensation regulation. I think the Australian airlines are allowed to get away with too much.
SYD/CBR is most expensive route per km in OZ, cos majority of pax are either public servants or people going to see public servants, neither of whom pay their own fares. VA & QF as a result put on far too many flights, "for convenience". Pax don't care if their flight is canned, as most will just sit in QF or VA club & if anyone asks why they were late back, they simply say flight was canned.

So QF/VA hand out a few drinks/some food & everyone is happy.

BENCHMARKS ?

Already many airline pad their timetables so they can take of late & still land early.

Looked at a recent SYD/MNL timetable & 3 airlines flying same aircraft A330's had vastly different flying times. Incidentally the ULCC Cebu Pacific, was 90 minutes faster, than the slowest, QF.

Plus any compo scheme will just be another way lawyers take their huge cut, which is what is occuring right now in EU. Do you really want to pay more in fares, just to pay lawyers ? Don't think so. Would rather apply rule 303 to lawyers.


If charges at CBR weren't so high, airlines might fly some 1/2 empty aircraft. Byron should look at his own costs ? Do airlines pay per pax or per MTOW of aircraft at CBR ?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:29 am

Congrats, a new record. 665 posts in a month.
remember the t shirt "I own an airline"on the front - "qantas" on the back
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:43 am

TN486 wrote:
Congrats, a new record. 665 posts in a month.


Hey mate,
Yes, but YOUR post is #661 at the time of typing so I guess three or four posts must have been removed AFTER you posted the above message.... Wonder what they were about and why they got removed!
Congrats to all for contributing to a fantastic thread!

And planemanofnz, that (fake) image of a QantasLink CSeries is awesome! I am a big fan of the plane and hope that it does actually enter QF service as you suggest!

Cheers
Bunumuring
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:13 am

jupiter2 wrote:
What long thin routes ?

Perhaps some of the new routes proposed in this map, like SYD - SUB, MEL - CGK and PER - AKL, internationally, and SYD - PHE, MEL - BME (extended season) and PER - HBA, domestically?

I appreciate that some of these may not be viable, but my main point is that the CS100 would potentially allow QF to open new markets for which the 737 is too big, and the F100 has insufficient range.

Image

bunumuring wrote:
Yes, but YOUR post is #661 at the time of typing so I guess three or four posts must have been removed AFTER you posted the above message.... Wonder what they were about and why they got removed!

Indeed, some of my posts have been removed, such as one linking to an article about Jetgo starting flights from Illawarra Regional Airport, as well as another linking to an article about proposed new China - Darwin flights.

See:
- http://australianaviation.com.au/2017/1 ... l-airport/.
- http://www.ntnews.com.au/business/ntchi ... edbb55f147.

I would be grateful if someone could elaborate as to how these breached the forum's rules (which I completely appreciate they may have done).

:)

Cheers,

C.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:08 am

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