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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:30 am

getluv wrote:
log0008 wrote:
Another set of strong domestic data out today, with total traffic up 2.1% for January Vs 2017.

https://bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoi ... y_2018.pdf

Largest driver is the MEL-SYD mega route, up 4.7% YOY with a load factor of 87.5% - its highest EVER
Other strong routes inc:
Gold Coast - Melbourne +4.6%
Sunshine Coast - Sydney +14.7%
Melbourne - Sunshine Coast +19.0%
Ballina - Sydney +24.6%
Brisbane - Proserpine +23.3%
Broome - Perth +30.9%
Brisbane - Hobart +23.0%

Airports for Jan 18 vs Jan 18

Sydney +1.7%
Melbourne +2.4%
Brisbane -0.1%
Perth +0.6%
Adelaide +2.9%
Overall load factors hit 79.4% a 7 year high.


The pick up in the domestic market in the last 6 months or so has been significant, for years up until around September last year growth had been continuously growing at around 1%, largely thanks to the mining downturn, since then we have seen consecutive months of 2%+ growth. Great News for QF and VA, especially that latter which I am growing confident will post its first full year profit in years this year.



I hope QF send the Canberra Airport CEO a copy of this. The LFs out of Canberra are pretty crap.


Tiger Factor for Melbourne, but CBR has always been low LF, high Yielding
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:54 am

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Well this only took 5 days, QF9 PER-LHR is delayed by 40 minutes tonight


Its now only 33mins late. Are we really going to talk about flights that are delayed half an hour???

For the record looks like its been early/ontime every other day.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:05 pm

log0008 wrote:
getluv wrote:
log0008 wrote:
Another set of strong domestic data out today, with total traffic up 2.1% for January Vs 2017.

https://bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoi ... y_2018.pdf

Largest driver is the MEL-SYD mega route, up 4.7% YOY with a load factor of 87.5% - its highest EVER
Other strong routes inc:
Gold Coast - Melbourne +4.6%
Sunshine Coast - Sydney +14.7%
Melbourne - Sunshine Coast +19.0%
Ballina - Sydney +24.6%
Brisbane - Proserpine +23.3%
Broome - Perth +30.9%
Brisbane - Hobart +23.0%

Airports for Jan 18 vs Jan 18

Sydney +1.7%
Melbourne +2.4%
Brisbane -0.1%
Perth +0.6%
Adelaide +2.9%
Overall load factors hit 79.4% a 7 year high.


The pick up in the domestic market in the last 6 months or so has been significant, for years up until around September last year growth had been continuously growing at around 1%, largely thanks to the mining downturn, since then we have seen consecutive months of 2%+ growth. Great News for QF and VA, especially that latter which I am growing confident will post its first full year profit in years this year.



I hope QF send the Canberra Airport CEO a copy of this. The LFs out of Canberra are pretty crap.


Tiger Factor for Melbourne, but CBR has always been low LF, high Yielding


BNE and SYD are awful too. Enough there to tell CBR CEO that reduction in flights was necessary.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:38 pm

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(1) By that analogy anyone flying HKG-WLG is better off flying via SYD, MEL or BNE. While I assume QF pick some transit traffic to NZ, I doubt they are reliant on it which is something NZ is heavily reliant upon.

Yes, agree HKG-WLG would be easier via SYD than AKL. And yes, NZ does rely heavily on transit traffic - I believe that the evening bank of six daily (in summertime) flights to the Americas is supported by the equivalent of one WB worth of Australian feed.

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(2) To steal business traffic away from QF they need to operate daily. Otherwise it will be a two stop proposition on most days.

Agreed. But NZ’s business model is less reliant on business traffic than QF’s. Having said that, NZ will build frequency toward daily as quickly as it can based on recent practice. Given the current growth in the US market that could happen within a year, or two at the outside.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:56 pm

Philippine Airlines first non-stop to BNE is on it's way.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/PAL221

Flights will be with a 343 4x weekly, with plans to bring in the A321neo by mid-year.

I'll definitely be down their to see this one land and take-off. Great to see a 343 in airline colours at BNE, even if only for a few months. And I'm certainly not complaining, but curious why the 343 instead of the 333?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:47 pm

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Australians already have plenty of one-stop options to ORD on a daily basis through LAX, SFO, IAH and DFW. NZ's participation doesn't really advance the availability too much except that it would all be on NZ (could also be VA) metal but that may mean no J class for the AU-AKL sector on a NZ A320.


The Air NZ schedule is:
AKL-ORD We Fr Su 2010/1615 We Fr Su
ORD-AKL We Fr Su 1910/0630 Tu Fr Su

There will be widebody connections with Business Premier and Premium Economy from / to:
PER (789), MEL (77W), ADL (789), SYD (77W), BNE (77W).

The only A320 connections would be the Tu AKL-ADL and OOL.

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:31 pm

vhebb wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Well this only took 5 days, QF9 PER-LHR is delayed by 40 minutes tonight


Its now only 33mins late. Are we really going to talk about flights that are delayed half an hour???

For the record looks like its been early/ontime every other day.


The crew hours on the PER-LHR service are extremely tight hence the post mentioning the delay.
Anything beyond the 40 minutes & things will become interesting.

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:15 pm

EK413 wrote:
vhebb wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Well this only took 5 days, QF9 PER-LHR is delayed by 40 minutes tonight


Its now only 33mins late. Are we really going to talk about flights that are delayed half an hour???

For the record looks like its been early/ontime every other day.


The crew hours on the PER-LHR service are extremely tight hence the post mentioning the delay.
Anything beyond the 40 minutes & things will become interesting.

EK413


Im not sure if it was this flight but I was told that some domestic pax on Mel per dropped their bags off and then proceeded through to the domestic terminal. They couldn’t find the pax in the international terminal where the flight departs and had to offload them. This caused the delay.

As ek413 says there is no fat in this operation. If the flight is delayed by an hour then the LHR crew will go out of hours (might be 90m). QF have been running time trials for weeks and looking for opportunities to streamline the process.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:23 pm

DavidByrne wrote:
... that’s not something I’m prepared to debate. Let’s leave it there.

Fine by me, because the way I see it, there simply is no debate - the same-terminal transfer is not a significant advantage for AKL.

An advantage? Sure. A significant advantage? No. That would be more appropriate for DUB, which also has the likes of US CPB.

getluv wrote:
By that analogy anyone flying HKG-WLG is better off flying via SYD, MEL or BNE.

:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: - which, of course, is not necessarily true, when factors such as (but not limited to) FFPs and schedules are accounted for.

It's telling that NZ's marketing focus has not been on the same-terminal AKL transit, and is instead, on products such as Skycouch.

See, for example:
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oRJ2wFXZr0.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLTUz9qk45o.

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:08 am

Qantas says they could start ORD by the end of the year

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-eyes-ch ... ource=hero
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:11 am

WA government has put Bussleton Airport expansion on hold.

They are waiting for Jetstar to commit to BQB-MEL flights, looks like they are trying to get 3 times a week flights. Which would be great for the region.

https://thewest.com.au/news/south-west/ ... b88788745z
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:12 am

log0008 wrote:
getluv wrote:
log0008 wrote:
Another set of strong domestic data out today, with total traffic up 2.1% for January Vs 2017.

https://bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoi ... y_2018.pdf

Largest driver is the MEL-SYD mega route, up 4.7% YOY with a load factor of 87.5% - its highest EVER
Other strong routes inc:
Gold Coast - Melbourne +4.6%
Sunshine Coast - Sydney +14.7%
Melbourne - Sunshine Coast +19.0%
Ballina - Sydney +24.6%
Brisbane - Proserpine +23.3%
Broome - Perth +30.9%
Brisbane - Hobart +23.0%

Airports for Jan 18 vs Jan 18

Sydney +1.7%
Melbourne +2.4%
Brisbane -0.1%
Perth +0.6%
Adelaide +2.9%
Overall load factors hit 79.4% a 7 year high.


The pick up in the domestic market in the last 6 months or so has been significant, for years up until around September last year growth had been continuously growing at around 1%, largely thanks to the mining downturn, since then we have seen consecutive months of 2%+ growth. Great News for QF and VA, especially that latter which I am growing confident will post its first full year profit in years this year.



I hope QF send the Canberra Airport CEO a copy of this. The LFs out of Canberra are pretty crap.


Tiger Factor for Melbourne, but CBR has always been low LF, high Yielding


That 23 per cent increase on BNE-HBA is even more impressive given Tiger had just begun HBA-OOL as well; some days of the week over January had six HBA-QLD services, up from the usual two.

Notice the HBA-SYD load factor was down slightly from the usual highs given QF had to upgauge the 717s to 73Hs one-for-one at short notice.

There was some chance HBA-MEL may have knocked ADL-SYD out of eighth position for Jan 18, but the new HBA-OOL and HBA-ADL services, plus the additional HBA-SYD and HBA-BNE services appear to have shifted some of the HBA-MEL connecting market on to the non-stop services. Maybe it will happen in Jan 19, but HBA-MEL will start three services per week behind with the loss of JQ's HBA-AVV.

The largest increases for airports Jan 18 vs Jan 17 were for HBA, OOL, and CBR, at 6.5, 5.2 and 4.0 per cent respectively. The CBR pax numbers are booming; yet, the load factors remain low.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:51 am

Crackshot wrote:
Philippine Airlines first non-stop to BNE is on it's way.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/PAL221

Flights will be with a 343 4x weekly, with plans to bring in the A321neo by mid-year.

I'll definitely be down their to see this one land and take-off. Great to see a 343 in airline colours at BNE, even if only for a few months. And I'm certainly not complaining, but curious why the 343 instead of the 333?


Great to see the aircraft in BNE, although it is only 3x weekly (they've dropped Tuesday flight now). As for the reason for A340's, I think part would be that they have a lower seat count than the A330s and don't have W class - otherwise they'd introduce W class to the market only to remove it in a few months anyway. It does have more J class seats though that likely wont get sold so who knows!
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:07 am

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It does have more J class seats though that likely wont get sold so who knows!


Yeah, I imagine PAL is kicking themselves over not being able to get the neo in time to start non-stop. But like I said, I'm certainly not complaining. :D
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:33 am

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Qantas says they could start ORD by the end of the year

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-eyes-ch ... ource=hero

I wonder how much (if at all) NZ's ORD launch will put off or encourage QF in going to ORD?

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:38 am

Any ideas on todays QF1 flight radar has it as unknown. Is it due to 2 QF8's operating today? meaning 380 fleet is a bit tight at the moment

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:57 am

log0008 wrote:
Another set of strong domestic data out today, with total traffic up 2.1% for January Vs 2017.

https://bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoi ... y_2018.pdf

Largest driver is the MEL-SYD mega route, up 4.7% YOY with a load factor of 87.5% - its highest EVER
Other strong routes inc:
Gold Coast - Melbourne +4.6%
Sunshine Coast - Sydney +14.7%
Melbourne - Sunshine Coast +19.0%
Ballina - Sydney +24.6%
Brisbane - Proserpine +23.3%
Broome - Perth +30.9%
Brisbane - Hobart +23.0%

Airports for Jan 18 vs Jan 18

Sydney +1.7%
Melbourne +2.4%
Brisbane -0.1%
Perth +0.6%
Adelaide +2.9%
Overall load factors hit 79.4% a 7 year high.


The pick up in the domestic market in the last 6 months or so has been significant, for years up until around September last year growth had been continuously growing at around 1%, largely thanks to the mining downturn, since then we have seen consecutive months of 2%+ growth. Great News for QF and VA, especially that latter which I am growing confident will post its first full year profit in years this year.


MEL-SYD growth supports the need for a 797 737-10 or 321 at QF/VA I don’t feel there is need more room for any more frequencies. At peaks it’s every fifteen mins. Again makes me miss the old QF 767 services. Beats a 737 any day!!
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:40 am

smi0006 wrote:
log0008 wrote:
Another set of strong domestic data out today, with total traffic up 2.1% for January Vs 2017.

https://bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoi ... y_2018.pdf

Largest driver is the MEL-SYD mega route, up 4.7% YOY with a load factor of 87.5% - its highest EVER
Other strong routes inc:
Gold Coast - Melbourne +4.6%
Sunshine Coast - Sydney +14.7%
Melbourne - Sunshine Coast +19.0%
Ballina - Sydney +24.6%
Brisbane - Proserpine +23.3%
Broome - Perth +30.9%
Brisbane - Hobart +23.0%

Airports for Jan 18 vs Jan 18

Sydney +1.7%
Melbourne +2.4%
Brisbane -0.1%
Perth +0.6%
Adelaide +2.9%
Overall load factors hit 79.4% a 7 year high.


The pick up in the domestic market in the last 6 months or so has been significant, for years up until around September last year growth had been continuously growing at around 1%, largely thanks to the mining downturn, since then we have seen consecutive months of 2%+ growth. Great News for QF and VA, especially that latter which I am growing confident will post its first full year profit in years this year.


MEL-SYD growth supports the need for a 797 737-10 or 321 at QF/VA I don’t feel there is need more room for any more frequencies. At peaks it’s every fifteen mins. Again makes me miss the old QF 767 services. Beats a 737 any day!!


I thought they run a332s three time daily which has more capacity than 763s?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:09 pm

downdata wrote:
smi0006 wrote:
log0008 wrote:
Another set of strong domestic data out today, with total traffic up 2.1% for January Vs 2017.

https://bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoi ... y_2018.pdf

Largest driver is the MEL-SYD mega route, up 4.7% YOY with a load factor of 87.5% - its highest EVER
Other strong routes inc:
Gold Coast - Melbourne +4.6%
Sunshine Coast - Sydney +14.7%
Melbourne - Sunshine Coast +19.0%
Ballina - Sydney +24.6%
Brisbane - Proserpine +23.3%
Broome - Perth +30.9%
Brisbane - Hobart +23.0%

Airports for Jan 18 vs Jan 18

Sydney +1.7%
Melbourne +2.4%
Brisbane -0.1%
Perth +0.6%
Adelaide +2.9%
Overall load factors hit 79.4% a 7 year high.


The pick up in the domestic market in the last 6 months or so has been significant, for years up until around September last year growth had been continuously growing at around 1%, largely thanks to the mining downturn, since then we have seen consecutive months of 2%+ growth. Great News for QF and VA, especially that latter which I am growing confident will post its first full year profit in years this year.


MEL-SYD growth supports the need for a 797 737-10 or 321 at QF/VA I don’t feel there is need more room for any more frequencies. At peaks it’s every fifteen mins. Again makes me miss the old QF 767 services. Beats a 737 any day!!


I thought they run a332s three time daily which has more capacity than 763s?


A332's are run more than 3 times a day, anyway what smi0006 was saying is any future growth will require larger aircraft something Qantas has already said on many occassions.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:14 pm

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Any ideas on todays QF1 flight radar has it as unknown. Is it due to 2 QF8's operating today? meaning 380 fleet is a bit tight at the moment

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QF1 departed SYD at 2225 so wont arrive into SIN after 3am tomorrow, its been operated by VH-OQE which arrived into SYD 2 days ago, so perhaps a tech issue
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:27 pm

Qf9 this evening looks to be the first to depart PER with no seats blocked out. Departed Perth with 235 pax. The one seat empty is the pilot crew rest seat.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:29 pm

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Qantas says they could start ORD by the end of the year

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-eyes-ch ... ource=hero


Disappointing QF find them selves behind the 8 ball with NZ already announcing their own ORD services.
Appears Mr Obama’s visit to New Zealand could possibly been to build up future marketing material for ORD launch.

An767 wrote:
Any ideas on todays QF1 flight radar has it as unknown. Is it due to 2 QF8's operating today? meaning 380 fleet is a bit tight at the moment

AN767


Appears -OQE has been in scheduled maintenance since it arrive from DFW. Unscheduled maintenance tasks perhaps?!? Only second guessing.

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:44 pm

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Qf9 this evening looks to be the first to depart PER with no seats blocked out. Departed Perth with 235 pax. The one seat empty is the pilot crew rest seat.
Maybe post that in the route thread, given all the naysayers
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:55 pm

Malindo files schedule for KUL-DPS-MEL beginning 7 June 18

OD177 KUL1655 – 2000DPS2050 – 0430+1MEL 739 D
OD178 MEL0700 – 1125DPS1225 – 1525KUL 739 D

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... 18-launch/
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Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:42 pm

Attempting to find a link but in a separate thread there are reports of QF being fined by The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

US DOT is out with a civil consent order penalty of $125,000 aganist Qantas for violations of Cabotage regulations.

DOT investigation revealed Qantas U.S. website offered and accepted reservation for flights between New York JFK and Auckland New Zealand and Tahiti, French Polynesia, which required passengers to make connections to flights operated by other carriers at Los Angeles.
The Qantas operated flights between JFK and LAX are restricted to solely carrying a passenger for purposes of obtaining onward transportation to a foreign point via flights that are operated by QF except under very limited circumstances. Flights marketed by partners such as codeshares even if carrying the QF code may not be combined with the domestic JFK-LAX QF leg.


Order 2018-3-26


viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1390247

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:54 pm

EK413 wrote:
Attempting to find a link but in a separate thread there are reports of QF being fined by The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

US DOT is out with a civil consent order penalty of $125,000 aganist Qantas for violations of Cabotage regulations.

DOT investigation revealed Qantas U.S. website offered and accepted reservation for flights between New York JFK and Auckland New Zealand and Tahiti, French Polynesia, which required passengers to make connections to flights operated by other carriers at Los Angeles.
The Qantas operated flights between JFK and LAX are restricted to solely carrying a passenger for purposes of obtaining onward transportation to a foreign point via flights that are operated by QF except under very limited circumstances. Flights marketed by partners such as codeshares even if carrying the QF code may not be combined with the domestic JFK-LAX QF leg.


Order 2018-3-26


viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1390247

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Very surprised. I can't imagine they sold many (any) seats.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:32 pm

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Well this only took 5 days, QF9 PER-LHR is delayed by 40 minutes tonight


With all due respect. ALL ARRIVAL times for PER-LHR so far have been between 5-5.30am, including this 'delayed by 40mins' flight which is still scheduled to arrive at 5.10amThe SCHEDULED arrival time is published as 5;05am. I have been following PER-LHR flights on flightradar24 and at that time of morning there is an influx of early morning arrivals (most are BA), just after 5am. They all converge from various flight 'corridors' into the one landing corridor and 'take their turn in the landing queue'. I still think flying for 16-17hrs and landing within 1/2hr of scheduled arrival time is pretty good. In my humble opinion the arrival time is more important than the departure time.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:44 pm

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Very surprised. I can't imagine they sold many (any) seats.


Suspect the fine reflects that.
Interesting I had previously thought from various posts that QF was technically able to carry pax to/from other international flights but chose not too due to the risk of getting it wrong
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:16 pm

EK413 wrote:
vhebb wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Well this only took 5 days, QF9 PER-LHR is delayed by 40 minutes tonight


Its now only 33mins late. Are we really going to talk about flights that are delayed half an hour???

For the record looks like its been early/ontime every other day.


The crew hours on the PER-LHR service are extremely tight hence the post mentioning the delay.
Anything beyond the 40 minutes & things will become interesting.

EK413


Maybe 'delayed' for a reason. Flights departure times can be 'held back' because the flight time will have them arriving too early at its destination. Often being too early means there is no gate/staff available and you are stuck on the tarmac waiting for an available gate/staff. This flight is now scheduled to arrive at 4.55-5am. Which is actually EARLIER than schedule so 'crew hours' problem is negated. Swings n roundabouts :)
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:56 am

Also remember that Operations would know in advance of any potential delay relating to the MEL-PER sector, a long way in advance. They can “roll” the crews sign on time, so in many instances (unless the flight has an extended ground delay in a Perth) the crews duty times would be no longer that originally planned.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:57 am

Just looking at the international figures for Dec.
Qatar's ADL service LFs seem that they are a bit low.
The A350-900 - 287 seats...daily flight for the month works out to 17794 seats. They had 12123 passengers - LF68%. Have I worked this out right? Seems a bit low for peak season?
 
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Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:26 am

Whatsaptudo wrote:
Also remember that Operations would know in advance of any potential delay relating to the MEL-PER sector, a long way in advance. They can “roll” the crews sign on time, so in many instances (unless the flight has an extended ground delay in a Perth) the crews duty times would be no longer that originally planned.


+1 to that extra bit of info too :) so many variables as to why an aircraft is 'delayed'. Gotta look at the big picture :)
 
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Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:13 am

undertheradar wrote:
EK413 wrote:
vhebb wrote:

Its now only 33mins late. Are we really going to talk about flights that are delayed half an hour???

For the record looks like its been early/ontime every other day.


The crew hours on the PER-LHR service are extremely tight hence the post mentioning the delay.
Anything beyond the 40 minutes & things will become interesting.

EK413


Maybe 'delayed' for a reason. Flights departure times can be 'held back' because the flight time will have them arriving too early at its destination. Often being too early means there is no gate/staff available and you are stuck on the tarmac waiting for an available gate/staff. This flight is now scheduled to arrive at 4.55-5am. Which is actually EARLIER than schedule so 'crew hours' problem is negated. Swings n roundabouts :)


The MEL-PER sector was delayed which rolled onto PER-LHR.

Have heard the flight planning is immense & early arrivals are factored in. Most instance the Captain would make the decision to hold on the ground or in the air.

Whatsaptudo wrote:
Also remember that Operations would know in advance of any potential delay relating to the MEL-PER sector, a long way in advance. They can “roll” the crews sign on time, so in many instances (unless the flight has an extended ground delay in a Perth) the crews duty times would be no longer that originally planned.


We know but there are instances where the crew have already “signed on” or “wake-up call”. Operations usually plan today for tomorrow ;)

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Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:50 am

Why is there a QF 738 parked on the taxiway near ATC at CBR? Didn’t get the registration.
 
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Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:35 am

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Why is there a QF 738 parked on the taxiway near ATC at CBR? Didn’t get the registration.


It’s -VZR operating QF737 CBR-ADL service.

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Which departed...

Flight QF737 from Canberra to Adelaide
https://fr24.com/QFA737/10e06a21

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Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:06 am

A Port Hedland DJ is doing PHE-PER-LHR and back again over the long weekend for the fun of it

https://thewest.com.au/news/travel/radi ... b88791195z
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Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:28 am

EK413 wrote:
VapourTrails wrote:
Why is there a QF 738 parked on the taxiway near ATC at CBR? Didn’t get the registration.


It’s -VZR operating QF737 CBR-ADL service.

EK413


OK.. it was parked there for over two hours this morning. I am wondering whether if there is a shortage of gates at CBR..or maybe it was a peak flight time and extra services thing for Easter. I noticed that TT used the Qantas side of the terminal, and I hadn’t seen a non-QF aircraft in that gate area before. I am wondering how much (gate) capacity CBR has 2018 going forward..
 
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Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:51 am

Not long to go until QF move from T7 to T8 at JFK. Definitely an upgrade in facilities ;)

Qantas Moving to Terminal 8 at New York’s JFK Airport

Qantas will shift its operations to Terminal 8 at New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport from 3 April 2018. Terminal 8 at JFK Airport is home to Qantas’ partner American Airlines.

Read more: https://www.australianfrequentflyer.com ... erminal-8/

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Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:52 am

OK.. it was parked there for over two hours this morning. I am wondering whether if there is a shortage of gates at CBR..or maybe it was a peak flight time and extra services thing for Easter. I noticed that TT used the Qantas side of the terminal, and I hadn’t seen a non-QF aircraft in that gate area before. I am wondering how much (gate) capacity CBR has 2018 going forward..


From my understanding Tiger has been using gate 10 because gate 4 has been used by the Qatar 777 4 days a week (same day as Singapore flies into cbr). because of this Gate 3 can't be used which is why Tiger is using gate 10. I think Tiger will most likely go back to using gate 3 once Singapore goes to daily and their isnt 2 777 on the ground at cbr at a time. this should also mean gate 4 goes back to being domestic only instead of international/domestic

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Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:25 am

http://thejetstarsource.com/

The above advises of site closure. Anyone have any info on this??
remember the t shirt "I own an airline"on the front - "qantas" on the back
 
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Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:18 pm

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http://thejetstarsource.com/

The above advises of site closure. Anyone have any info on this??


That's a shame. Sites such as these are great resources for us. Looking at the last post on there, I noticed there is dedicated sites for the 787, A350 & A380 which I wasn't aware of.

While I have no knowledge of why the JQ Source is closing, I would imagine a lot of sites like these are run by volunteers which require a lot of commitment and would also take that some are only run by 1 or 2 individuals and as a result when one gets sick or moves the website gets closed. Unfortunately these sites do not have the resources we do here on a.net
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Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:58 pm

They closed VA source some time ago.

Costs, lack of sponsorship, lack of use (ad revenue).

(ed - speculation given the site gave no reason)
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Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:21 pm

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They closed VA source some time ago.

Costs, lack of sponsorship, lack of use (ad revenue)


And you would know the reasons how?
 
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