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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:55 am

QF742 wrote:
SeaEagle8 wrote:
And AC SYD-YVR is usually on their 77Ls.
AC uses different aircraft for each of their Australia flights:
77Ls to SYD, 789s to MEL and 788s to BNE. YVR-AKL will also be on a 788.

Perhaps SYD-YVR on QF will become year-round with the next round of deliveries.


Does anyone know how MEL-YVR is going. It had been at 4 weekly for a while now. Is this due to a shortage of aircraft at AC?

Re QF and YVR. I am skeptical about seeing this go to year round. QF are increasing capacity to the US and, while not the same market, adding YVR year round would take passengers away from their US flights who would be connecting onward to Canada.


I think YVR-MEL was only 3 weekly and only recently increased to 4 weekly. AC is one of those airlines impacted by the Max groundings and I have been reading they have had to shuffle their entire network to accommodate for this. Even their long haul fleet has had to shuffle around to compensate for the grounding.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:08 am

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TG will return MEL-BKK to 2 daily eff 27OCT, right now its until the end of northern winter timetable, so can still be permanent as its subject to change.

TG465/466 is currently x4 weekly, but will go back to daily, complementing daily TG461/462.


Just got back from Japan yesterday, flying Thai. Flew out on 466, returned on 465, both flights were chockers, TG465 on the way back was a full fight, with quite a few transfer pax like myself. So no surprise there.. The 465/6 flights are well timed, especially for Asian connections. Leave Mel mid afternoon, with a Lunchtime return.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:04 am

Perth to get another B787-10 service from Singapore Airlines

SQ224/225 to be operated by B78X from October 1st replacing the A330-300.

All Perth services will have the 2018 Regional Product. 2 x B78X / 2 x A359R
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:56 pm

Under the 'if anyone is interested' heading ...

QF74/25JUL SFO SYD was cancelled due to a tow bar v's front engine cowling (not sure how it could physically happen). QF is trying to source parts locally as the spare front cowling's they have in SYD are about 3cm too large for the cargo door.

Secondly, QF have a charter tomorrow (27JUL) for ROK DRW.. Schedule as follows ...
QF6162 SYD 0925 ROK 1115
QF1362 ROK 1255 DRW 1555
QF6163 DRW 1755 ROK 2135

There is a chance that this charter may not go ahead with the what happened in SFO
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:05 pm

This may or may not have an impact in Australian skies ...

Cobhams parent company has been sold.


https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... n-4bn-deal
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:43 pm

FL420FT wrote:
This may or may not have an impact in Australian skies ...

Cobhams parent company has been sold.


https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... n-4bn-deal


Hasn't been sold yet. Still requires board approval. Who knows what the strategic review of the Cobham Aviation Services Australia will yield and where they want to achieve.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:38 pm

uhoh wrote:
FL420FT wrote:
This may or may not have an impact in Australian skies ...

Cobhams parent company has been sold.


https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... n-4bn-deal


Hasn't been sold yet. Still requires board approval. Who knows what the strategic review of the Cobham Aviation Services Australia will yield and where they want to achieve.

Here are some articles specifically about Cobham’s Australian operations - the first two are freely available, the second two are paywalled:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ut-459925/
https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/ ... -business/
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/busine ... 41fa0f97ff
https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/business ... 9fcddcbc39

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:56 pm

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Perth to get another B787-10 service from Singapore Airlines

SQ224/225 to be operated by B78X from October 1st replacing the A330-300.

All Perth services will have the 2018 Regional Product. 2 x B78X / 2 x A359R


That's good news to see another 787-10 service to PER. By that time SQ would have added 16% more seats from the 787-10/A359 versus the 772/333 which works out to be 178 seats a day extra than before. Going off the numbers SQ carries here I would expect that the growth can be absorbed quite easily. It would be interesting to watch, could SQ add a fifth daily service in a couple of years time?
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:22 pm

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Does anyone know how MEL-YVR is going. It had been at 4 weekly for a while now. Is this due to a shortage of aircraft at AC?
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As far as I can remember AC's MEL-YVR has always been 4x weekly - if not 3. It has never been more than 4x weekly.

With MAX grounding it wouldn't help either.

qf789 wrote:
MH to operate A359 to SYD on various dates during NW18/20 season

https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status ... 23457?s=21

Small nitpick, NW19/20 :stirthepot:

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:53 pm

eamondzhang wrote:
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Does anyone know how MEL-YVR is going. It had been at 4 weekly for a while now. Is this due to a shortage of aircraft at AC?
.

As far as I can remember AC's MEL-YVR has always been 4x weekly - if not 3. It has never been more than 4x weekly.

With MAX grounding it wouldn't help either.

Michael


No. It started 3 weekly seasonal only. Then made year-round 3 weekly increasing to seasonal 4 weekly. It was made 4 weekly year round only this year.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:23 am

qf789 wrote:
rtav wrote:
Perth to get another B787-10 service from Singapore Airlines

SQ224/225 to be operated by B78X from October 1st replacing the A330-300.

All Perth services will have the 2018 Regional Product. 2 x B78X / 2 x A359R


That's good news to see another 787-10 service to PER. By that time SQ would have added 16% more seats from the 787-10/A359 versus the 772/333 which works out to be 178 seats a day extra than before. Going off the numbers SQ carries here I would expect that the growth can be absorbed quite easily. It would be interesting to watch, could SQ add a fifth daily service in a couple of years time?


Maybe even throw in a daily A380
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:52 am

FL420FT wrote:
Under the 'if anyone is interested' heading ...

QF74/25JUL SFO SYD was cancelled due to a tow bar v's front engine cowling (not sure how it could physically happen). QF is trying to source parts locally as the spare front cowling's they have in SYD are about 3cm too large for the cargo door.

Secondly, QF have a charter tomorrow (27JUL) for ROK DRW.. Schedule as follows ...
QF6162 SYD 0925 ROK 1115
QF1362 ROK 1255 DRW 1555
QF6163 DRW 1755 ROK 2135

There is a chance that this charter may not go ahead with the what happened in SFO


The Defence Charter went ahead & there’s another Defence Charter scheduled to operate on the 29th July.

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:04 am

FL420FT wrote:
Under the 'if anyone is interested' heading ...

QF74/25JUL SFO SYD was cancelled due to a tow bar v's front engine cowling (not sure how it could physically happen). QF is trying to source parts locally as the spare front cowling's they have in SYD are about 3cm too large for the cargo door.

Secondly, QF have a charter tomorrow (27JUL) for ROK DRW.. Schedule as follows ...
QF6162 SYD 0925 ROK 1115
QF1362 ROK 1255 DRW 1555
QF6163 DRW 1755 ROK 2135

There is a chance that this charter may not go ahead with the what happened in SFO


Operated by VH-OEH

Retro Roo II (VH-VXQ) is also running a ROK-DRW charter.

Also noticed NZ are doing military charters.

ZK-OKE (772) flew AKL-TSV-DRW and currently positioning DRW-AKL.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:26 am

qf789 wrote:
rtav wrote:
Perth to get another B787-10 service from Singapore Airlines

SQ224/225 to be operated by B78X from October 1st replacing the A330-300.

All Perth services will have the 2018 Regional Product. 2 x B78X / 2 x A359R


That's good news to see another 787-10 service to PER. By that time SQ would have added 16% more seats from the 787-10/A359 versus the 772/333 which works out to be 178 seats a day extra than before. Going off the numbers SQ carries here I would expect that the growth can be absorbed quite easily. It would be interesting to watch, could SQ add a fifth daily service in a couple of years time?


PER and BNE could both potentially see seasonal upgrades from SQ in Summer in the next few years. Maybe an extra 3/4x weekly service for both destinations and maybe one day, they become permanent.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:39 am

Qantas is having anew 787 simulator installed

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https://twitter.com/Keg767/status/11549 ... 56096?s=20
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:28 am

Yea I was hoping for AC to turn YVR-MEL into a daily route, it's been awhile since it became 4x weekly and AC had plans to turn the route to daily in the near future.

Also YVR year round would be great cause WS has a good route network out of YVR for domestic Canada. from LAX or SFO, you only get YVR, YYC, YEG, and YYZ routes on WS which doesn't really cover all of Canada and AA only serves YVR from LAX.

QF742 wrote:
SeaEagle8 wrote:
And AC SYD-YVR is usually on their 77Ls.
AC uses different aircraft for each of their Australia flights:
77Ls to SYD, 789s to MEL and 788s to BNE. YVR-AKL will also be on a 788.

Perhaps SYD-YVR on QF will become year-round with the next round of deliveries.


Does anyone know how MEL-YVR is going. It had been at 4 weekly for a while now. Is this due to a shortage of aircraft at AC?

Re QF and YVR. I am skeptical about seeing this go to year round. QF are increasing capacity to the US and, while not the same market, adding YVR year round would take passengers away from their US flights who would be connecting onward to Canada.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:34 am

Is AC limited by the bilaterals on their YVR-MEL route? I seem to recall it was an issue when MEL was opened for them as both SYD and BNE are daily. Unless I’m mistaken and the bilaterals were never an issue or haven’t been updated to allow YVR-MEL to go daily
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:34 am

Tomorrow’s TG481 BKK-PER has been upgauged to a 773/77W. Quite a large substitution considering it’s normally operated by A333.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:23 pm

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Is AC limited by the bilaterals on their YVR-MEL route? I seem to recall it was an issue when MEL was opened for them as both SYD and BNE are daily. Unless I’m mistaken and the bilaterals were never an issue or haven’t been updated to allow YVR-MEL to go daily


The 2015 amended agreement appears to allow 9000 seats to any of the four main Australian ports (SYD, MEL, BNE, PER). I'm guessing that's in each direction as AC already exceeds 4500 seats in each direction. I'm not sure if it's 9000 for each country, or 9000 to share between Australia and Canada.

Currently AC use

Daily 77L (300 seats) YVR/SYD 2,100/week
Daily 788 (251 seats) YVR/BNE 1,757/week
4 weekly 789 (298 seats) YVR/MEL 1,192/week

Total 5,049 seats per week.

Qantas seasonally use

3 weekly 744 (364 seats) SYD/YVR 1,092/week

That's 6,141 between AC/QF during the NW season.

Assuming it's 9,000 to share that leaves 2,859 seats or enough for a further 9 weekly AC 789 services so I don't think the bilateral is limiting YVR-MEL going daily.

The bilateral used to be pretty restrictive. Canadian carriers could fly to SYD and one other Australian port. And Australian carriers could only fly to YVR and one other Canadian port. IIRC when BNE was launched it was a matter of either BNE or MEL as they couldn't serve both at the time. I'm not sure if it's still the case but it also use to prescribe where you could stop en route. It was limited to NAN, PPT, HNL or SFO. About fifteen years ago AC wanted to fly YYZ-LAX-SYD with fifth freedom rights between LAX-SYD. but Australia wouldn't agree to get the bilateral amended to allow a LAX stop.

https://australianaviation.com.au/2015/12/australia-signs-expanded-air-services-agreement-with-canada/
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:44 pm

vhqpa wrote:
Bluebird191 wrote:
Is AC limited by the bilaterals on their YVR-MEL route? I seem to recall it was an issue when MEL was opened for them as both SYD and BNE are daily. Unless I’m mistaken and the bilaterals were never an issue or haven’t been updated to allow YVR-MEL to go daily


The 2015 amended agreement appears to allow 9000 seats to any of the four main Australian ports (SYD, MEL, BNE, PER). I'm guessing that's in each direction as AC already exceeds 4500 seats in each direction. I'm not sure if it's 9000 for each country, or 9000 to share between Australia and Canada.

Currently AC use

Daily 77L (300 seats) YVR/SYD 2,100/week
Daily 788 (251 seats) YVR/BNE 1,757/week
4 weekly 789 (298 seats) YVR/MEL 1,192/week

Total 5,049 seats per week.

Qantas seasonally use

3 weekly 744 (364 seats) SYD/YVR 1,092/week

That's 6,141 between AC/QF during the NW season.

Assuming it's 9,000 to share that leaves 2,859 seats or enough for a further 9 weekly AC 789 services so I don't think the bilateral is limiting YVR-MEL going daily.

The bilateral used to be pretty restrictive. Canadian carriers could fly to SYD and one other Australian port. And Australian carriers could only fly to YVR and one other Canadian port. IIRC when BNE was launched it was a matter of either BNE or MEL as they couldn't serve both at the time. I'm not sure if it's still the case but it also use to prescribe where you could stop en route. It was limited to NAN, PPT, HNL or SFO. About fifteen years ago AC wanted to fly YYZ-LAX-SYD with fifth freedom rights between LAX-SYD. but Australia wouldn't agree to get the bilateral amended to allow a LAX stop.

https://australianaviation.com.au/2015/12/australia-signs-expanded-air-services-agreement-with-canada/


Thanks for that - I’m not always around updates bilaterals with college and everything else that is happening.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:01 am

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Qantas is having anew 787 simulator installed

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https://twitter.com/Keg767/status/11549 ... 56096?s=20


Is this is Melbourne, or maybe in Sydney in readiness for SYD becoming a new 787 base as the 747s are phased out?
 
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Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:12 am

CraigAnderson wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Qantas is having anew 787 simulator installed

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https://twitter.com/Keg767/status/11549 ... 56096?s=20


Is this is Melbourne, or maybe in Sydney in readiness for SYD becoming a new 787 base as the 747s are phased out?


Looks like the Qantas simulator building in Sydney.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:31 am

Anti-Qantas Facebook page Airline Secrets Exposed has had an epic Facebook melt over QF25's delay today.
 
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Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:50 am

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Is this is Melbourne, or maybe in Sydney in readiness for SYD becoming a new 787 base as the 747s are phased out?


QF’s 787 training has been done almost exclusively out of Sydney so far, they’ve had a simulator up here since 2017 in addition to the JQ one in Melbourne.

This is their second simulator in Sydney, third overall.
 
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Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:39 pm

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Anti-Qantas Facebook page Airline Secrets Exposed has had an epic Facebook melt over QF25's delay today.


Post was taken down. The reader comments were scathing of the poster/admin.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:40 pm

Just a quick one re JQ and their A321s, are they purely domestic, or have they ventured to NZ or DPS?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:46 pm

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Just a quick one re JQ and their A321s, are they purely domestic, or have they ventured to NZ or DPS?


I don’t believe they are technically purely domestic but they rarely venture outside Oz...

Can’t find any evidence of recent international movements but thought they may have subbed for DPS flights previously ex-PER? Could be wrong
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:56 pm

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brucetiki wrote:
Anti-Qantas Facebook page Airline Secrets Exposed has had an epic Facebook melt over QF25's delay today.


Post was taken down. The reader comments were scathing of the poster/admin.


Another one has popped up in its place, some of the comments were quite vile, particularly towards QF ground staff, that's the problem with social media some just jump on to bag QF, JQ, VA etc without having a clue what they are talking about
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:25 pm

Today marks 60 years of jet travel for Qantas, back on 29 July 1959 the first 707 for QF departed SYD for SFO via NAN

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/qan ... et-travel/
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Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:42 pm

Qantas has seen the number of passengers offsetting their flights grow from 10-15% this month after the airline offered 10 points for every $1 spent on the scheme. The coast of offsetting a flight ranges from $1.90 on MEL-SYD to $39.84 on PER-LHR

https://www.smh.com.au/business/compani ... 52b8a.html
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Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:14 pm

qf789 wrote:
getluv wrote:
brucetiki wrote:
Anti-Qantas Facebook page Airline Secrets Exposed has had an epic Facebook melt over QF25's delay today.


Post was taken down. The reader comments were scathing of the poster/admin.


Another one has popped up in its place, some of the comments were quite vile, particularly towards QF ground staff, that's the problem with social media some just jump on to bag QF, JQ, VA etc without having a clue what they are talking about


Surprised nothing popped up regarding QF24 28th of July departure due to a bird strike.

As for the QF25, VHOEI has sustained nose cowl damage.


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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:09 am

qf789 wrote:
Qantas has seen the number of passengers offsetting their flights grow from 10-15% this month after the airline offered 10 points for every $1 spent on the scheme. The coast of offsetting a flight ranges from $1.90 on MEL-SYD to $39.84 on PER-LHR

https://www.smh.com.au/business/compani ... 52b8a.html



Still means 90pc of passengers don’t care about their carbon footprint :-)

And a percentage of the 10pc that do care are only doing it for the points. Mmm.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:10 am

vhqpa wrote:
Bluebird191 wrote:
Is AC limited by the bilaterals on their YVR-MEL route? I seem to recall it was an issue when MEL was opened for them as both SYD and BNE are daily. Unless I’m mistaken and the bilaterals were never an issue or haven’t been updated to allow YVR-MEL to go daily


The 2015 amended agreement appears to allow 9000 seats to any of the four main Australian ports (SYD, MEL, BNE, PER). I'm guessing that's in each direction as AC already exceeds 4500 seats in each direction. I'm not sure if it's 9000 for each country, or 9000 to share between Australia and Canada.

Currently AC use

Daily 77L (300 seats) YVR/SYD 2,100/week
Daily 788 (251 seats) YVR/BNE 1,757/week
4 weekly 789 (298 seats) YVR/MEL 1,192/week

Total 5,049 seats per week.

Qantas seasonally use

3 weekly 744 (364 seats) SYD/YVR 1,092/week

That's 6,141 between AC/QF during the NW season.

Assuming it's 9,000 to share that leaves 2,859 seats or enough for a further 9 weekly AC 789 services so I don't think the bilateral is limiting YVR-MEL going daily.

The bilateral used to be pretty restrictive. Canadian carriers could fly to SYD and one other Australian port. And Australian carriers could only fly to YVR and one other Canadian port. IIRC when BNE was launched it was a matter of either BNE or MEL as they couldn't serve both at the time. I'm not sure if it's still the case but it also use to prescribe where you could stop en route. It was limited to NAN, PPT, HNL or SFO. About fifteen years ago AC wanted to fly YYZ-LAX-SYD with fifth freedom rights between LAX-SYD. but Australia wouldn't agree to get the bilateral amended to allow a LAX stop.

https://australianaviation.com.au/2015/12/australia-signs-expanded-air-services-agreement-with-canada/


It must be 9,000 each then, because the Register of Available Capacity shows over 7,000 seats available on the Australian side.

https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/aviat ... acity.aspx
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:15 am

A quick question if QF chose the 779 with reduced # of seats could it do SYD-LHR or SYD-JFK non stop? I am only asking as the 778 might be delayed beyond the planned services
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:33 am

Best asked in the Project Sunrise thread
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:23 am

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Best asked in the Project Sunrise thread


Didn't know there was a Project Sunrise thread! What's the link?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:26 am

Sort of aviation-related I suppose, in terms of media which cover airlines etc. Australian Business Traveller seems to be no more, it's now 'Executive Traveller'. AusBT.com.au redirects to https://www.executivetraveller.com.
 
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Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:48 am

CraigAnderson wrote:
moa999 wrote:
Best asked in the Project Sunrise thread


Didn't know there was a Project Sunrise thread! What's the link?


Refer to

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1402165
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:52 am

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moa999 wrote:
Best asked in the Project Sunrise thread


Didn't know there was a Project Sunrise thread! What's the link?


viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1402165&hilit=sunrise



A lot of the usual A vs B stuff there, but some really good and informative posts with possible fuel calculations.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:59 am

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:37 am

vondes wrote:
Hello everyone! We are going to fly to Australia in September 2019. We are thinking where it is better to rent a car. At the airport or in the city? We are going to Tasmania. How can we get to Launceston quickly and at a reasonable price? How to do it better? Where car rental is cheaper and what is the best way to do it? What do you think about this https://cars-scanner.co.uk/australia/la ... ental.html? Has anyone tried their services?

You want to get to Launceston as your first destination on arrival from overseas? The best option would be to book a connecting flight straight there. There are lots of daily flights between Melbourne and Launceston and a handful from Sydney also. You should be able to put Launceston in as your final destination on the airlines you’re looking with and have it booked under one itinerary.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:19 am

Obzerva wrote:
Just a quick one re JQ and their A321s, are they purely domestic, or have they ventured to NZ or DPS?

I seem to recall JQ using them on DRW-SIN and DRW-DPS, many years ago when they operated the scissor hub that also connected CNS and OOL I believe. But that would have been 8-10 years ago, so not sure if I remember correctly.

Edit: Ha, here is proof:

 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:56 am

CraigAnderson wrote:
Sort of aviation-related I suppose, in terms of media which cover airlines etc. Australian Business Traveller seems to be no more, it's now 'Executive Traveller'. AusBT.com.au redirects to https://www.executivetraveller.com.


This was first announced back in April. Really don't like the name or logo.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:26 am

OE-IIP arrived into DPS ex. SZB at 1600 AWST time. It is being reported by Cobham that it will arrive in PER tomorrow at 1500 AWST
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:27 am

Long time lurker, first time poster here!

qf789 wrote:
Qantas is having anew 787 simulator installed

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https://twitter.com/Keg767/status/11549 ... 56096?s=20


This is definitely the Sydney simulator building where there is already one B787 sim in place.

I wonder whether this is an early indication of a further order for B789s? Currently, QF have been using the JQ simulator in Melbourne plus the existing one in Sydney for the 11 JQ B788s and the upcoming 14 QF B789s. Usually one would expect approximately 1 simulator per 14 aircraft which is the case for Qantas's A388 and A332/A333 fleet (1 sim for 12 aircraft and 2 sims for 28, respectively).

Three simulators for a total of 25 aircraft between JQ and QF seems quite excessive. As RyanairGuru pointed out, the current order of 14 airframes barely covers the existing route structure:

RyanairGuru wrote:
If we focus on just SYD-SCL/JNB/HND you could operate those routes with 4 frames, so the 3 new frames plus cancelling HKG would provide enough capacity, but this means running the fleet at 14/14 year round which is not feasible. It also means SCL cannot be increased beyond 4x weekly as there is no flexibility in the fleet to do so. Routes like YVR and charters will of course cease to exist, but that's likely to occur with the retirement on the 747 anyway.


Since 787Blogger posted this article in 2015 (stating that QF retains 15 options and 30 purchase rights), CEO Alan Joyce has ordered 6 more B789s for a total of 14 and allowed one option to lapse which leaves 8 remaining options.

I could envisage CEO Alan Joyce taking those last 8 options in two lots of 4 - using the first tranche for increased frequency on SYD-SCL/JNB, BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD initially and possibly open some new routes with the second lot (YVR year round or PER to Europe?). This would bring the sim to aircraft ration to 1 per 11 (22 B789s + 11 B788s for a total for 33 aircraft for 3 sims) which seems much more in line with Qantas's current simulator usage.

Food for thought!
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:33 pm

a320fan wrote:
vondes wrote:
Hello everyone! We are going to fly to Australia in September 2019. We are thinking where it is better to rent a car. At the airport or in the city? We are going to Tasmania. How can we get to Launceston quickly and at a reasonable price? How to do it better? Where car rental is cheaper and what is the best way to do it? What do you think about this https://cars-scanner.co.uk/australia/la ... ental.html? Has anyone tried their services?

You want to get to Launceston as your first destination on arrival from overseas? The best option would be to book a connecting flight straight there. There are lots of daily flights between Melbourne and Launceston and a handful from Sydney also. You should be able to put Launceston in as your final destination on the airlines you’re looking with and have it booked under one itinerary.


Or fly into Hobart (much more to see and do), get the hire car, do the Great Eastern Drive all the way around to Launceston, drop the car off (yes, the company will let you do that), and depart from Launceston. That way you will see more of Tasmania.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:10 pm

I think the extra sims would be necessary given the roster of 787 pilots continue to grow, and will allow QF to scale up in future.

I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear a top up order of 4 extra 787s for FY20/21 from QF on the day financials are released to soften headlines of a fall in profit.

Unfortunately I don’t think we’ll get much more from QF in terms aircraft spend and new routes (at least for QF) while they’re at odds with the major pilot unions.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:22 pm

I'm not 100% convinced the extra sim is for additional 787s specifically. Could just be a case that requests from other airlines and pilots to use the existing simulator could be high enough that they need the extra sim. Consider most of the 787s are not based in Sydney, it could just be a lot of external demand.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:44 pm

QR905 MEL-DOH diverted to PER overnight. Looks like a good 2hr divert too.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:27 am

I saw on Linkedin that SQ is hiring for 25 positions across Australia, mainly in sales and marketing/partnerships, but some also eCommerce and admin. Most located in Melbourne and Sydney, but some also in Brisbane and Perth.

That is a huge number for an off-shore airline to hire at once. Does anyone know the reasons behind it? Are they expanding? Are they restructuring?
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