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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:09 am

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The reduction in "fees" is quite substantial. The increase in points for premium seats makes a lot of sense if they're going to make more seats available for redemption. Given a majority of points are probably redeemed on economy seats this will like benefit most people with modest point balances.

At face value, QF are making the program more rewarding and putting pressure on banks and companies to continue to be QFF partners. The Points Club will also attract SMEs and people who go after credit card sign ups.

They probably had no choice but to look to lower the fees and taxes. The ACCC has expressed a number of times concerns related to airlines and banks calling items taxes when they are just gouging and bear no relation to the actual costs involved. QF has got ahead of a potential conflict with the ACCC where the charges would come under severe review; whether they have averted this will be seen in the next few months I guess.

This has had been going on for a more than a decade though. This tells me ACCC didn’t have enough evidence to go after QF.
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Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:20 am

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LT Plat at 75000 SC is only really achievable for a small minority (those who pull in 5-6000 SC/year for a sustained period).



Well apparently Lifetime Platinum will be more exclusive than the Chairman's Lounge as such a small number of people will ever qualify.
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Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:59 am

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LT Plat at 75000 SC is only really achievable for a small minority (those who pull in 5-6000 SC/year for a sustained period).



Well apparently Lifetime Platinum will be more exclusive than the Chairman's Lounge as such a small number of people will ever qualify.

By time anyone qualifies for this, they'll be in aged care. Exclusive is one way to describe it; the cynic in me thinks it may be a bit of a "look over there" thing to add to the announcement.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:00 am

Luxon to step down as NZ CEO by September. One of his last tasks was to integrate his FF program with QF's in light of recent QF FF news.

On a related note, it would at least open the door for NZ and VA to have at least a cordial relationship once again (At least on an interline basis) now that both JB and CL are gone by the end of the year.

https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/ ... september/
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:10 am

Hainan XIY-SYD was suspended as of last Saturday

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Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:41 am

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Luxon to step down as NZ CEO by September. One of his last tasks was to integrate his FF program with QF's in light of recent QF FF news.

On a related note, it would at least open the door for NZ and VA to have at least a cordial relationship once again (At least on an interline basis) now that both JB and CL are gone by the end of the year.

https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/ ... september/


While they are at it just merge the two airlines it would would make like easier for allot of people... and they wouldn't need to find an new CEO (great cost saving).

But then again that would never been allowed to happen, despite the benefits that could bring.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:47 am

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Luxon to step down as NZ CEO by September. One of his last tasks was to integrate his FF program with QF's in light of recent QF FF news.

On a related note, it would at least open the door for NZ and VA to have at least a cordial relationship once again (At least on an interline basis) now that both JB and CL are gone by the end of the year.

https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/ ... september/


While they are at it just merge the two airlines it would would make like easier for allot of people... and they wouldn't need to find an new CEO (great cost saving).

But then again that would never been allowed to happen, despite the benefits that could bring.

It might make sense but won't happen. NZ Government remain a controlling shareholder in NZ. They have no interest in operating an Australian airline and after a NZ company's last attempt at doing so 20 years ago, that is probably for the best.

There is definitely space for a closer relationship than the QF/NZ current arrangement which really doesn't offer very much and never can due to competition concerns. It may happen though it will take a couple of years as I think the bitterness of the bust-up has probably left some scars on both sides.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:34 pm

Air Vanuatu has started flights to MEL

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:35 am

Anybody know why TT758 was delayed 14hrs 40mins on the 20th?
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:47 am

After a rather subdued last few months SYD had a pretty strong May for international. Domestic still pretty flat.

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:12 am

A friend has received an email from Virgin stating that there will be a number of LAX rotation cancellations due to a damaged 777, likely to go on til after July 4. Anyone know what happened?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:55 am

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A friend has received an email from Virgin stating that there will be a number of LAX rotation cancellations due to a damaged 777, likely to go on til after July 4. Anyone know what happened?


While I haven't heard what has happened, VH-VPH is the aircraft affected, both flights that are due to arrive at LAX on Saturday morning will have a 2 hour turnaround before returning back to Australia, both operating to MEL and BNE respectively, it looks like some MEL flights will be operating under VA25/26 instead of the usual VA23/24. VA26 is scheduled to arrive in MEL at 1750 and I will presume (cant verify atm) but VA normally work on a 90 min turn on international widebody services. By doing this it will allow a few more flights a week but wont fill all the backlog left by the out of service 77W

On a separate note A332 VH-XFH is due to return to service on Monday after being in HKG for the past month for maintenance, it should also be the third A332 with WIFI joining XFE and XFG
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:00 am

Looking at the 787 production QF's next 787 should enter final assembly late August for delivery late October, the other 2 due this year should enter final assembly in September for delivery in November
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:13 am

Qantas has re-routed flights to LHR after US ban issued on Iran

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:19 am

Alliance is expecting to announce its best pre tax profit in its 17 years history, tipped to be up 25% on last year to $32.5 million

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/all ... year-high/
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:34 pm

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IndianicWorld wrote:

Routes still need to make financial sense, even if a smaller aircraft reduces the risk of launching new services.

SIN could well be a good option for additional/new services from places like BNE and ADL by JQ or even QF if it went down that path.

HKG’s capacity issues won’t be solved until the 3rd runway is completed, so can’t see any movement on that one for some time.

I could see JQ using the A321XLR (if it converts some orders to the type) on CNS/OOL-Japan routes in future. It would be a way of centralising the 788 fleet at MEL and SYD.

Can’t see any love for CBR though. The market just doesn’t really have the volume, even if yields have potential to be good.


I would guess any A321XLRs by QF mainline would primarily be based in ADL and/or PER, for flights to SIN, CGK or NRT. Possibly also PER-AKL as well.

BNE may get some A321XLRs to supplement some flights (in addition to the existing flights), e.g a second BNE-SIN flight could be on the A321XLR. As well as expand into the traditional low yielding VFR markets, e.g BNE-MNL (with SYD-MNL perhaps also substituted for the XLR) and BNE-DPS (perhaps alongside JQ as the "2nd daily" for the QF group).


While the A321XLR would be a good fit for JQ I am not convinced about the same for QF, I just don't think QF would want to put their customers on a narrowbody for 8 hours plus and there seems to be a bit of drawback from legacy airlines such as QR, LH, UA on the A321XLR, they all are interested in the 797. That would allow them to put in a decent business class seats where as the A321 you are limited what you can do without taking up to much space, galleys would likely be too small then there is the issue of the lavs, the space lav toilets are ok for flights of 2-3 hours but they lack any storage space for compared to older designs, the bins in them are about half the size of what they have replaced so while these are small things airlines will need to be careful on how they go about it.


American, British Airways and Jetblue seem to have successfully solved those problems with lie-flat suites, sufficient toilets and premium catering on A321s. Having flown 5/6+ hour sectors on A32x family aircraft several times now, honestly it's fine.

I don't see why QF wouldn't use A321s to secondary Asian cities, providing a competitive advantage over hubbing with SQ/CX etc. Also, SQ and CX offer much greater frequency out of Australia, a smaller long haul aircraft might help QF compete on frequency if they could get slots up in Asia. Speaking personally QF has lost my business more than once because SQ offered better schedules.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:09 pm

744 operates in lieu of A330 for Qf575/580 SYD-PER-SYD on Monday
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:35 pm

MH149 KUL-MEL operated by A388 for next 3 days, first one due to arrive in MEL about 930am Sunday
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:53 pm

Going to try do do some spotting at PER - Dunreath Road in a few days. Is there some nearby physical address that I could provide to an Uber driver?
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Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:41 am

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Going to try do do some spotting at PER - Dunreath Road in a few days. Is there some nearby physical address that I could provide to an Uber driver?
Cheers.

Perth Airport Public Viewing Area
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Basically it’s near the DFO if you continue south on Dunreath Dr. Parallel to runway 03/21 you’ll go down a straight long road and get to the viewing deck right at the end. Note* the viewing deck is backlit in the morning but becomes better after 11AM. It’s only decent for 03 Arrivals. Otherwise I’d recommend Hyne Rd. for 21 arr.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:12 am

EVA Air flight attendants have gone on strike.

All BR flights have been cancelled through 30 June so far.
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Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:27 am

Anyone know what's going on with B789 -ZND?

It's only operated QF127/128 SYD-HKG-SYD rotations for well over the past week, all other Dreamliners appear to be rotationing normal through the system, apart from -ZND.

Is she flying with a MEL which permits long range sectors possibly?
 
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Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:32 am

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Anyone know what's going on with B789 -ZND?

It's only operated QF127/128 SYD-HKG-SYD rotations for well over the past week, all other Dreamliners appear to be rotationing normal through the system, apart from -ZND.

Is she flying with a MEL which permits long range sectors possibly?


It’s the only 789 operating ex SYD, a 789 will do BNE-HKG once a week and then HKG-SYD-HKG usually for the next 6 days before swapping with another frame on the once weekly BNE-HKG. Maybe if it’s been well over a week it did HKG-BNE-HKG, nothing untoward here although I agree you can get frames with an issue that might prevent them doing long over water flights due ETOPS issues.
 
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Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:55 am

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EVA Air flight attendants have gone on strike.

All BR flights have been cancelled through 30 June so far.

Not all of them, the number of staff on strike is probably 1/3 of their entire FA group and apparently flights cancelled are reflected.

I still see a lot of regional and majority of their NA network operating.

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Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:32 am

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EVA Air flight attendants have gone on strike.

All BR flights have been cancelled through 30 June so far.


Has been good seeing the BR 77W in SYD lately.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:43 am

777Jet wrote:
SeaEagle8 wrote:
EVA Air flight attendants have gone on strike.

All BR flights have been cancelled through 30 June so far.


Has been good seeing the BR 77W in SYD lately.


I didn't know that BR flew into SYD, I thought they only have services to BNE
 
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Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:55 am

Ivarino wrote:
777Jet wrote:
SeaEagle8 wrote:
EVA Air flight attendants have gone on strike.

All BR flights have been cancelled through 30 June so far.


Has been good seeing the BR 77W in SYD lately.


I didn't know that BR flew into SYD, I thought they only have services to BNE


As far as I know, that aircraft is on lease to Air New Zealand to cover the current dreamliner issues, so that is why you would be seeing a BR aircraft in different ports other than BNE lately
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:05 am

Ivarino wrote:
777Jet wrote:
SeaEagle8 wrote:
EVA Air flight attendants have gone on strike.

All BR flights have been cancelled through 30 June so far.


Has been good seeing the BR 77W in SYD lately.


I didn't know that BR flew into SYD, I thought they only have services to BNE

Is it the NZ leased one?? Not sure if they still have it on lease but NZ had a BR 77W on lease to cover the 787 RR engine issues.

Edit: looks like mrkerr7474 has this covered.
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Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:14 am

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Anyone know what's going on with B789 -ZND?

It's only operated QF127/128 SYD-HKG-SYD rotations for well over the past week, all other Dreamliners appear to be rotationing normal through the system, apart from -ZND.

Is she flying with a MEL which permits long range sectors possibly?


It’s the only 789 operating ex SYD, a 789 will do BNE-HKG once a week and then HKG-SYD-HKG usually for the next 6 days before swapping with another frame on the once weekly BNE-HKG.


If it doesn't need to be rotated out for maintenance then there is really no need to change the aircraft, so it would not be unusual for the same aircraft to go HKG-BNE-HKG and then another week of SYD-HKG turns. It used to be quite common to see the same 747s do BNE-LAX (-JFK) rotations for 4 or 5 weeks straight even though there was a weekly 747 on QF11/12 which allowed them to rotate the aircraft out through LAX. I assume the fleet planners get "lazy" and re-file the previous schedule for the next period (I do not mean that they are "lazy" in a derogatory way, just saying that it is the least complicated option).
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Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:44 am

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Has been good seeing the BR 77W in SYD lately.


I didn't know that BR flew into SYD, I thought they only have services to BNE


As far as I know, that aircraft is on lease to Air New Zealand to cover the current dreamliner issues, so that is why you would be seeing a BR aircraft in different ports other than BNE lately


Ah yes, forgot about that wet lease of ZK-OKT
 
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Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:35 am

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Going to try do do some spotting at PER - Dunreath Road in a few days. Is there some nearby physical address that I could provide to an Uber driver?
Cheers.


In the Uber app it has its location as "Perth Airport Public Viewing Area". I would suggest before you go to check runway movements, if the main runway is being used you will see a fair bit however if runway 6/24 is being used you wont see much. I would also advise to check Perth Airport's twitter page before you go as sometimes they do close the public viewing area sometimes mostly due to bad weather.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:49 am

eamondzhang wrote:
SeaEagle8 wrote:
EVA Air flight attendants have gone on strike.

All BR flights have been cancelled through 30 June so far.

Not all of them, the number of staff on strike is probably 1/3 of their entire FA group and apparently flights cancelled are reflected.

I still see a lot of regional and majority of their NA network operating.

Michael


All SFO, SEA, ORD, YYZ, YVR, IAH cancelled. Select JFK and LAX operating.
Vast majority of long cancelled including BNE.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:37 am

SQ217 SIN-MEL diverting to PER
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Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:33 am

RyanairGuru wrote:
ZK-NBT wrote:
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Anyone know what's going on with B789 -ZND?

It's only operated QF127/128 SYD-HKG-SYD rotations for well over the past week, all other Dreamliners appear to be rotationing normal through the system, apart from -ZND.

Is she flying with a MEL which permits long range sectors possibly?


It’s the only 789 operating ex SYD, a 789 will do BNE-HKG once a week and then HKG-SYD-HKG usually for the next 6 days before swapping with another frame on the once weekly BNE-HKG.


If it doesn't need to be rotated out for maintenance then there is really no need to change the aircraft, so it would not be unusual for the same aircraft to go HKG-BNE-HKG and then another week of SYD-HKG turns. It used to be quite common to see the same 747s do BNE-LAX (-JFK) rotations for 4 or 5 weeks straight even though there was a weekly 747 on QF11/12 which allowed them to rotate the aircraft out through LAX. I assume the fleet planners get "lazy" and re-file the previous schedule for the next period (I do not mean that they are "lazy" in a derogatory way, just saying that it is the least complicated option).


With the 789 fleet I’m not sure which days there are 2 LAX arrivals into BNE but there is at least 1 everyday which arrives at a similar time to the HKG service so it’s easy to simply swap the 789s around in BNE. The 744s I think swapped most Tuesday’s ex LAX with the SYD service however probably not every Tuesday? So each frame would generally spend 2 weeks on BNE-LAX before heading back to SYD. Annoying when it was One of the old configurations stuck on the route for 2 weeks which did happen a few times.
 
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Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:01 am

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SQ217 SIN-MEL diverting to PER


Maybe weather related? Coldest day for 2 years here, and it's been foggy virtually all day. Just been outside & the fog is very heavy. This is before 7PM..... Not looking good for those travelling tomorrow....
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Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:25 am

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SQ217 SIN-MEL diverting to PER


Maybe weather related? Coldest day for 2 years here, and it's been foggy virtually all day. Just been outside & the fog is very heavy. This is before 7PM..... Not looking good for those travelling tomorrow....


You're not going to divert SIN/MEL to PER unless it is either an aircraft emergency, or a medical diversion. For a weather diversion they will chose ADL or SYD at a stretch.
 
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Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:39 am

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SQ217 SIN-MEL diverting to PER


Maybe weather related? Coldest day for 2 years here, and it's been foggy virtually all day. Just been outside & the fog is very heavy. This is before 7PM..... Not looking good for those travelling tomorrow....


Not saying it is fog. However MEL fog has always confused me with the amount diversions we see, wasn’t the lighting system upgraded to the highest level a few years ago, that all jets can manage, EU standard - yet we still see significant disruptions.
 
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Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:42 am

ZK-NBT wrote:
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It’s the only 789 operating ex SYD, a 789 will do BNE-HKG once a week and then HKG-SYD-HKG usually for the next 6 days before swapping with another frame on the once weekly BNE-HKG.


If it doesn't need to be rotated out for maintenance then there is really no need to change the aircraft, so it would not be unusual for the same aircraft to go HKG-BNE-HKG and then another week of SYD-HKG turns. It used to be quite common to see the same 747s do BNE-LAX (-JFK) rotations for 4 or 5 weeks straight even though there was a weekly 747 on QF11/12 which allowed them to rotate the aircraft out through LAX. I assume the fleet planners get "lazy" and re-file the previous schedule for the next period (I do not mean that they are "lazy" in a derogatory way, just saying that it is the least complicated option).


With the 789 fleet I’m not sure which days there are 2 LAX arrivals into BNE but there is at least 1 everyday which arrives at a similar time to the HKG service so it’s easy to simply swap the 789s around in BNE. The 744s I think swapped most Tuesday’s ex LAX with the SYD service however probably not every Tuesday? So each frame would generally spend 2 weeks on BNE-LAX before heading back to SYD. Annoying when it was One of the old configurations stuck on the route for 2 weeks which did happen a few times.


But they didn't rotate in LAX every Tuesday, sometimes aircraft were doing four weeks of BNE turns. If the aircraft doesn't need to be rotated out for maintenance then there is no harm in sending it back for another rotation. Of course there is always an opportunity to swap the 787s in BNE, but they don't have to be swapped every week so if the aircraft goes back and does another week of SYD turns it probably means nothing more than it was convenient to do so.
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Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:44 am

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SQ217 SIN-MEL diverting to PER


Maybe weather related? Coldest day for 2 years here, and it's been foggy virtually all day. Just been outside & the fog is very heavy. This is before 7PM..... Not looking good for those travelling tomorrow....


SQ217 has just departed PER while EK420 was on approach, cant say I have ever seen that before from PER
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SQ217 SIN-MEL diverting to PER


Maybe weather related? Coldest day for 2 years here, and it's been foggy virtually all day. Just been outside & the fog is very heavy. This is before 7PM..... Not looking good for those travelling tomorrow....


SQ217 has just departed PER while EK420 was on approach, cant say I have ever seen that before from PER


Flightradar shows EK420 did a go-around before landing at PER second attempt too.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:27 pm

Qantas is being sued by the ACTU over last year's $2000 bonus to employees in lieu of a new EBA being signed

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Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:29 pm

REX has added Kangaroo Island to the community airfare scheme meaning selected flights will be reduced by around 30%

https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/ ... re-scheme/
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:15 pm

Ivarino wrote:
qf789 wrote:
melpax wrote:

Maybe weather related? Coldest day for 2 years here, and it's been foggy virtually all day. Just been outside & the fog is very heavy. This is before 7PM..... Not looking good for those travelling tomorrow....


SQ217 has just departed PER while EK420 was on approach, cant say I have ever seen that before from PER


Flightradar shows EK420 did a go-around before landing at PER second attempt too.



SQ217 was diverted to perth for a medical
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:52 pm

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Anyone know what's going on with B789 -ZND?

It's only operated QF127/128 SYD-HKG-SYD rotations for well over the past week, all other Dreamliners appear to be rotationing normal through the system, apart from -ZND.

Is she flying with a MEL which permits long range sectors possibly?


It’s the only 789 operating ex SYD, a 789 will do BNE-HKG once a week and then HKG-SYD-HKG usually for the next 6 days before swapping with another frame on the once weekly BNE-HKG.


If it doesn't need to be rotated out for maintenance then there is really no need to change the aircraft, so it would not be unusual for the same aircraft to go HKG-BNE-HKG and then another week of SYD-HKG turns. It used to be quite common to see the same 747s do BNE-LAX (-JFK) rotations for 4 or 5 weeks straight even though there was a weekly 747 on QF11/12 which allowed them to rotate the aircraft out through LAX. I assume the fleet planners get "lazy" and re-file the previous schedule for the next period (I do not mean that they are "lazy" in a derogatory way, just saying that it is the least complicated option).


You're absolutely right, although from what I've seen it is more common for the 789s to do SYD-HKG-BNE-LAX and vice versa than SYD-HKG-BNE-HKG-SYD. A mate and I have been discussing ZND for a couple of weeks; what's noteworthy with ZND is that it's now not operated anything other than HKG rotations since arriving in BNE as QF16 on 12 June (depart LAX 10 June), and hasn't operated to LHR since it left there on 18 April. No other 789 has missed out on LHR for that long since QF9/10 changed to the type 15 months ago. It could be nothing more than a quirk of the system, but it certainly does seem strange.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:57 pm

Ivarino wrote:
qf789 wrote:
melpax wrote:

Maybe weather related? Coldest day for 2 years here, and it's been foggy virtually all day. Just been outside & the fog is very heavy. This is before 7PM..... Not looking good for those travelling tomorrow....


SQ217 has just departed PER while EK420 was on approach, cant say I have ever seen that before from PER


Flightradar shows EK420 did a go-around before landing at PER second attempt too.


Negative, I saw the Emirates Super go around on the first attempt, presumably because of wind because it was still on a good 5-6mile final as SQ was departing, landed second-time vacating at November.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:50 am

MEL's taxiway zulu project has broken ground. $300 million.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victo ... 2e4d95e2cc

Planes at Melbourne ­Airport will have more room to manoeuvre under a $300 million bid to cut down on flight delays and prepare for passenger growth.

Airport staff will on Monday begin work on a new taxiway network to help planes move more quickly between terminals and runways.


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Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:24 am

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MEL's taxiway zulu project has broken ground. $300 million.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victo ... 2e4d95e2cc

Planes at Melbourne ­Airport will have more room to manoeuvre under a $300 million bid to cut down on flight delays and prepare for passenger growth.

Airport staff will on Monday begin work on a new taxiway network to help planes move more quickly between terminals and runways.


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Hope this allows for some terminal and bay expansion to follow! When is this due to be completed?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:31 am

DeltaB717 wrote:
RyanairGuru wrote:
ZK-NBT wrote:
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It’s the only 789 operating ex SYD, a 789 will do BNE-HKG once a week and then HKG-SYD-HKG usually for the next 6 days before swapping with another frame on the once weekly BNE-HKG.


If it doesn't need to be rotated out for maintenance then there is really no need to change the aircraft, so it would not be unusual for the same aircraft to go HKG-BNE-HKG and then another week of SYD-HKG turns. It used to be quite common to see the same 747s do BNE-LAX (-JFK) rotations for 4 or 5 weeks straight even though there was a weekly 747 on QF11/12 which allowed them to rotate the aircraft out through LAX. I assume the fleet planners get "lazy" and re-file the previous schedule for the next period (I do not mean that they are "lazy" in a derogatory way, just saying that it is the least complicated option).


You're absolutely right, although from what I've seen it is more common for the 789s to do SYD-HKG-BNE-LAX and vice versa than SYD-HKG-BNE-HKG-SYD. A mate and I have been discussing ZND for a couple of weeks; what's noteworthy with ZND is that it's now not operated anything other than HKG rotations since arriving in BNE as QF16 on 12 June (depart LAX 10 June), and hasn't operated to LHR since it left there on 18 April. No other 789 has missed out on LHR for that long since QF9/10 changed to the type 15 months ago. It could be nothing more than a quirk of the system, but it certainly does seem strange.


Yes I was starting to wonder why ZND hasn't been on PER-LHR recently. I do wonder if the extra paint on her may be a factor from a payload point of view as during the northern winter ZND was confined to BNE-LAX for most of it
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:21 am

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I do wonder if the extra paint on her may be a factor from a payload point of view as during the northern winter ZND was confined to BNE-LAX for most of it


I did hear somewhere that the extra paint on Wuluba dreaming restricted its use. Something like 600kg (or 6000kg, not sure) extra paint i was told.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:44 am

qf2220 wrote:
qf789 wrote:
I do wonder if the extra paint on her may be a factor from a payload point of view as during the northern winter ZND was confined to BNE-LAX for most of it


I did hear somewhere that the extra paint on Wuluba dreaming restricted its use. Something like 600kg (or 6000kg, not sure) extra paint i was told.

6000kg :shock: I would say probably 600kg lol
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