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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:46 am

KE is pulling flights to Australia from the end of the week due to the coronavirus. There is availability on a few random days in March for SYD but forBNE they have withdrawn completely for the immediate future.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:38 am

Articles like this in the media certainly don't help with the Coronavirus situation at the moment - a QF cancellation in SIN due to a broken captains seat being portrayed in the media as Coronavirus related.

https://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/episo ... s/12016748
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:24 am

brucetiki wrote:
Articles like this in the media certainly don't help with the Coronavirus situation at the moment - a QF cancellation in SIN due to a broken captains seat being portrayed in the media as Coronavirus related.

https://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/episo ... s/12016748

I was in Singapore at the time of this, and I spoke to some of the passengers who where put up in a shabby hotel at the airport. The Crowne Plaza . no mention of Coronavirus only a mechanical fault.
The only issue they had was the rescheduled flight for 8 am the next morning got delayed , due to tech issue.
Australian media is the worst in some cases and this is one of them

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:29 am

An767 wrote:
brucetiki wrote:
Articles like this in the media certainly don't help with the Coronavirus situation at the moment - a QF cancellation in SIN due to a broken captains seat being portrayed in the media as Coronavirus related.

https://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/episo ... s/12016748

I was in Singapore at the time of this, and I spoke to some of the passengers who where put up in a shabby hotel at the airport. The Crowne Plaza . no mention of Coronavirus only a mechanical fault.
The only issue they had was the rescheduled flight for 8 am the next morning got delayed , due to tech issue.
Australian media is the worst in some cases and this is one of them

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Pretty harsh on the Crowne Plaza at Changi which is actually very good and has been named the Best Airport Hotel in the World for the past 5 years.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:33 am

An767 wrote:
brucetiki wrote:
Articles like this in the media certainly don't help with the Coronavirus situation at the moment - a QF cancellation in SIN due to a broken captains seat being portrayed in the media as Coronavirus related.

https://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/episo ... s/12016748

I was in Singapore at the time of this, and I spoke to some of the passengers who where put up in a shabby hotel at the airport. The Crowne Plaza . no mention of Coronavirus only a mechanical fault.
The only issue they had was the rescheduled flight for 8 am the next morning got delayed , due to tech issue.
Australian media is the worst in some cases and this is one of them

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The flight in question was barely delayed 4 hours not 8
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:36 am

tullamarine wrote:
An767 wrote:
brucetiki wrote:
Articles like this in the media certainly don't help with the Coronavirus situation at the moment - a QF cancellation in SIN due to a broken captains seat being portrayed in the media as Coronavirus related.

https://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/episo ... s/12016748

I was in Singapore at the time of this, and I spoke to some of the passengers who where put up in a shabby hotel at the airport. The Crowne Plaza . no mention of Coronavirus only a mechanical fault.
The only issue they had was the rescheduled flight for 8 am the next morning got delayed , due to tech issue.
Australian media is the worst in some cases and this is one of them

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Pretty harsh on the Crowne Plaza at Changi which is actually very good and has been named the Best Airport Hotel in the World for the past 5 years.


I'm fairly certain that was sarcasm.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:54 am

BITRE for December 2019

Air Mauritius recorded 100% LF outbound from PER
Thai AirAsia X loads improved 60% inbound, 84% outbound
Donghai Airlines barely made 20% LF inbound for DRW
Virgin NZ loads continue to improve 72% inbound, just under 85% outbound
NH PER-NRT recorded 68% inbound and 85% outbound
Citilink inbound loads were poor, outbound loads were reasonable
SYD saw a slight decrease in passenger numbers compared to 2018, MEL, BNE, ADL and PER all saw increases

https://www.bitre.gov.au/sites/default/ ... y_1912.pdf
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:19 am

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BITRE for December 2019

Air Mauritius recorded 100% LF outbound from PER
Thai AirAsia X loads improved 60% inbound, 84% outbound
Donghai Airlines barely made 20% LF inbound for DRW
Virgin NZ loads continue to improve 72% inbound, just under 85% outbound
NH PER-NRT recorded 68% inbound and 85% outbound
Citilink inbound loads were poor, outbound loads were reasonable
SYD saw a slight decrease in passenger numbers compared to 2018, MEL, BNE, ADL and PER all saw increases

https://www.bitre.gov.au/sites/default/ ... y_1912.pdf

The grimly fascinating reading will be in 2 months when the February results are published and we see what the "Coronavirus cliff" looks like in % terms.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:50 am

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Tough times ahead for VA as bonds slump, and shares fall further to a all time low of 10 cents.

With shareholders either on the brink of liquidation (HNA) or still in debt (EY) or hands-off and considering selling (SQ, Nanshan). It's not expected that they will help.

Source: https://www.afr.com/markets/debt-market ... 301-p545q0
(If you used up the "free articles" quota, then paywall applies to the link).


Not good news at all, not sure how they weather this storm... wonder who could come in to fill the capacity?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:04 am

tullamarine wrote:
An767 wrote:
brucetiki wrote:
Articles like this in the media certainly don't help with the Coronavirus situation at the moment - a QF cancellation in SIN due to a broken captains seat being portrayed in the media as Coronavirus related.

https://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/episo ... s/12016748

I was in Singapore at the time of this, and I spoke to some of the passengers who where put up in a shabby hotel at the airport. The Crowne Plaza . no mention of Coronavirus only a mechanical fault.
The only issue they had was the rescheduled flight for 8 am the next morning got delayed , due to tech issue.
Australian media is the worst in some cases and this is one of them

An767

Pretty harsh on the Crowne Plaza at Changi which is actually very good and has been named the Best Airport Hotel in the World for the past 5 years.


I was being sarcastic on that part, sorry I stay there every time i am in Singapore so I know how good it is
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:11 am

Just noticed QF9/10 yesterday is back fly through Iraq? Have the flight restriction been lifted?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:41 am

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SCFlyer wrote:
Tough times ahead for VA as bonds slump, and shares fall further to a all time low of 10 cents.

With shareholders either on the brink of liquidation (HNA) or still in debt (EY) or hands-off and considering selling (SQ, Nanshan). It's not expected that they will help.

Source: https://www.afr.com/markets/debt-market ... 301-p545q0
(If you used up the "free articles" quota, then paywall applies to the link).


Not good news at all, not sure how they weather this storm... wonder who could come in to fill the capacity?


If, by capacity, you mean throwing in more capital, then I reckon they have exhausted all of their options in terms of other airlines stumping up. Certainly not their existing shareholders. Maybe a private equity firm could come in with a mop and bucket if they can also pick up the EY & HNA equity on the cheap.

Their next significant debt maturity is 15 months away - lets hope this coronavirus episode is well and truly over by then.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:39 am

DailyMail article with financial company Standard & Poor's 'commentary' on VA's current financial situation.
Of course the article is a bit "over the top" with "fears" from other analysts in the article.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... lapse.html
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:35 am

Potential fear mongering yes, but then again if it wasn't for all the continuous shareholder capital injections would VA still be here today anyway? There's a case to be made that VA could have folded many times before and of course now there are no more sugardaddies.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:07 pm

More 'coronavirus cuts' announced overnight by SQ, summary article at https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... us-flights, full list at https://www.singaporeair.com/saar5/pdf/ ... able02.pdf
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:04 am

Looks like South African have retimed their SA281 PER-JNB service from 23:45 to 14:30, so the aircraft isn’t sat on the ground for almost 12hrs.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:11 am

Do we expect BA to suspend the SIN-SYD-SIN tag temporarily? Given everything going on in Europe now, and this operation being quite cost-intense, it must be high on their list of possible cuts after they have already heavily reduced Asia flying.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:32 am

An767 wrote:
brucetiki wrote:
Articles like this in the media certainly don't help with the Coronavirus situation at the moment - a QF cancellation in SIN due to a broken captains seat being portrayed in the media as Coronavirus related.

https://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/episo ... s/12016748

I was in Singapore at the time of this, and I spoke to some of the passengers who where put up in a shabby hotel at the airport. The Crowne Plaza . no mention of Coronavirus only a mechanical fault.
The only issue they had was the rescheduled flight for 8 am the next morning got delayed , due to tech issue.
Australian media is the worst in some cases and this is one of them

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I stayed at the Crowne Plaza a few weeks ago and it is anything but shabby as you point out in a later post. Maybe the media could ask the passengers to bring some toilet paper back with them as they won’t get any in an Aus supermarket.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:55 am

So the question about Canada and QF is answered:

http://airlinehubbuzz.com/qantas-to-use ... r-flights/

Clearly that snippet of info I posted about Canada a month or so back is now confirmed as wrong! Apologies everyone, it was a reliable source...
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:58 am

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Do we expect BA to suspend the SIN-SYD-SIN tag temporarily? Given everything going on in Europe now, and this operation being quite cost-intense, it must be high on their list of possible cuts after they have already heavily reduced Asia flying.


I'd think this flight would be one of the last to be cut given it has a fair amount of SYD-LHR traffic that isn't as impacted by the virus so far.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:53 am

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So the question about Canada and QF is answered:

http://airlinehubbuzz.com/qantas-to-use ... r-flights/

Clearly that snippet of info I posted about Canada a month or so back is now confirmed as wrong! Apologies everyone, it was a reliable source...


Somewhat surprised they didnt increase frequency with the reduction to 789.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:38 am

Virgin Australia is going ahead with BNE-HND flights but has cancelled plans for what one presumes would have been a sizeable media contingent on the inaugural. The business class cabin on the first BNE-HND flight was previously blocked for this purpose, now it's wide open for bookings.

From Executive Traveller aka AusBT on Twitter:
Virgin Australia says daily Brisbane-Tokyo flights still launching on March 29 but media no longer being invited on inaugural: “we feel that now is not the right time to take a large group overseas, nor will we be able to provide you with a true experience of the destination. As the Australian Government’s travel advice for Japan is at ‘exercise a high degree of caution’, we know it will not be possible for many media to travel there regardless."

https://twitter.com/AusBT/status/1235078838469586944
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:42 am

El Al's three Tel Aviv-Melbourne 'trial flights' still going ahead as precursor to regular service, the trials are for both "commercial and operational purposes" to assess how well the Boeing 787-9 can handle the route, which approaches QF PER-LHR in scope.

Interestingly, "El Al will fly its Boeing 787-9 with a full load of 288 passengers from Tel Aviv, but trim the numbers by almost one-third in order to make the return leg."

“From Israel to Australia, we can fly at full capacity (but) on the way back from Australia, we are limited to about 200 passengers,” Weiss tells Executive Traveller. "Business and premium we will fully sell, and economy will basically be like an upgraded product since the middle seats will be most probably vacant.”


https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... -australia
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:22 am

QF1 today cancelled due to coronavirus :(

Qantas has had to cancel a flight to London tonight after a passenger with coronavirus was on a recent flight.
The airline has cancelled flight QF1 from Sydney while extra cleaning is carried out.


https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-u ... 4cd14a628f
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:17 pm

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QF1 today cancelled due to coronavirus :(

Qantas has had to cancel a flight to London tonight after a passenger with coronavirus was on a recent flight.
The airline has cancelled flight QF1 from Sydney while extra cleaning is carried out.


https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-u ... 4cd14a628f


Something doesn't add up here. The affected aircraft is OQC which just happens to be operating QF2 SIN-SYD tonight
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:20 pm

Jetstar has made some international changes, depending on destination they apply from now to May/June

Affected routes include
ADL-DPS
PER-DPS
SYD-HKT
MEL-HKT
OOL-NRT
CNS-NRT
CNS-KIX

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-01mar20/
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:22 pm

Jetstar Asia to reduce frequency on SIN-DRW, several other changes throughout Asia as well

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-01mar20/
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:06 pm

Korean Air Changes - through to 25 Apr 20

BNE cancelled
SYD reduced to 4 weekly

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-03mar20/
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:42 pm

'Infection risk': Qantas ordered to improve how it cleans its planes

Qantas has been ordered to improve how it cleans its aircraft after a workplace safety inspection found the airline could be putting workers and passengers at risk of catching coronavirus.
SafeWork NSW issued the airline with an improvement notice on February 26, after an inspector found that workers or passengers could be put at risk due its "inadequate system of work used to clean planes that may have transported passengers with an infectious disease".


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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:48 pm

There was a question about VA’s 738 split scimitar program at the end of last months thread and was it still happening.

YIR is back in the air today as the second aircraft fitted. No idea about the rest of the program but there are a few photos on social media of YIR today.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:08 am

CraigAnderson wrote:
QF1 today cancelled due to coronavirus :(

Qantas has had to cancel a flight to London tonight after a passenger with coronavirus was on a recent flight.
The airline has cancelled flight QF1 from Sydney while extra cleaning is carried out.


https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-u ... 4cd14a628f

The media went on about a coronavirus cancellation last week, which turned out to be caused by a technical problem with the captains seat. I would take any report like this with a grain of salt.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:58 am

Australia has extended travel ban to South Korea now, those arriving from Italy can expect tougher checks as well

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-u ... b5214c0945
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:40 am

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There was a question about VA’s 738 split scimitar program at the end of last months thread and was it still happening.

YIR is back in the air today as the second aircraft fitted. No idea about the rest of the program but there are a few photos on social media of YIR today.

Not sure what the timeframe for installation was for the 5 initial aircraft. I checked back on the press release and it didn't say. It is definitely only YI* series 738s but they have 20 YI* series in their fleet so not sure which were the 5 selected for upgrade apart from obviously YIV and now YIR. Maybe someone more familiar with the VA fleet can say if all the YI* fleet are the same or whether only some are optimised for longer overwater journeys and therefore be the prime candidates for scimitar winglets.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:52 am

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Boof wrote:
There was a question about VA’s 738 split scimitar program at the end of last months thread and was it still happening.

YIR is back in the air today as the second aircraft fitted. No idea about the rest of the program but there are a few photos on social media of YIR today.

Not sure what the timeframe for installation was for the 5 initial aircraft. I checked back on the press release and it didn't say. It is definitely only YI* series 738s but they have 20 YI* series in their fleet so not sure which were the 5 selected for upgrade apart from obviously YIV and now YIR. Maybe someone more familiar with the VA fleet can say if all the YI* fleet are the same or whether only some are optimised for longer overwater journeys and therefore be the prime candidates for scimitar winglets.


YIJ, YIS and YIU other 3 to get SSW. The entire YI* series 738's are all optimised for longer overwater journeys (e.g.NAN), though YIA, YIB, YID, YIE and YIF typically are only used on international flights occassionally
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:33 am

VA679 MEL-PER operated by A332 taking a very northerly route over the interior today, almost to the Pilbara, with a flight time expected to be just shy of 5hrs. Other flights seem to be unaffected so assume it's aircraft-related. It also departed 2hrs late.
 
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Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:29 am

Qantas Trans Tasman changes

BNE-CHC reduced from 6 to 5 weekly, 2-30 May 20
MEL-AKL, reduced from 25 to 21 weekly, 3 May - 6 Jun 20
SYD-AKL, frequency differs, 32-34 weekly instead of 35, May-Jun 20
SYD-ZQN, frequency differs in 2 weeks of Jun 20

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-01mar20/
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:35 am

Asiana to reduce SYD as of Monday, 772 replaces A388, frequency drops from 7 to 5 weekly

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-04mar20/
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:01 am

Over the past week there have been a spike in reported Coronavirus cases coming in through our airports

WA's third case is a woman who flew in from the UK from DXB presumably on EK on Monday

https://www.watoday.com.au/national/wes ... 547a2.html

On top of the QF2 one that arrived last Friday into SYD a second QF flight being QF82 on Saturday also had a passenger who has since been diagnosed, prior to flying on QF82 the passenger flew on 3K686 KUL-SIN

Another case flew in on KE121 ICN-SYD last Thursday

On Sunday another passenger flew in on OD171 KUL-DPS-SYD originally from Iran now diagnosed with Coronavirus

A passenger on a NRT/HND-SYD flight arrived in SYD on 21 Feb was diagnosed on Tuesday

Previous other cases include QR908 DOH-SYD on 23 Feb and OD177 KUL-DPS-MEL last Friday

https://australianaviation.com.au/2020/ ... y-flights/

VA1368 MEL-LST had Tasmania's first case resulting in another 140 people needing to self isolate

https://www.3aw.com.au/coronavirus-pati ... -isolated/

Another 5 flights have been identified via South Australia, with a passenger on arriving on an International flight then connecting on a domestic flight

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https://twitter.com/9NewsAdel/status/12 ... 12576?s=20
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:18 am

qf789 wrote:
Over the past week there have been a spike in reported Coronavirus cases coming in through our airports

WA's third case is a woman who flew in from the UK from DXB presumably on EK on Monday

https://www.watoday.com.au/national/wes ... 547a2.html

On top of the QF2 one that arrived last Friday into SYD a second QF flight being QF82 on Saturday also had a passenger who has since been diagnosed, prior to flying on QF82 the passenger flew on 3K686 KUL-SIN

Another case flew in on KE121 ICN-SYD last Thursday

On Sunday another passenger flew in on OD171 KUL-DPS-SYD originally from Iran now diagnosed with Coronavirus

A passenger on a NRT/HND-SYD flight arrived in SYD on 21 Feb was diagnosed on Tuesday

Previous other cases include QR908 DOH-SYD on 23 Feb and OD177 KUL-DPS-MEL last Friday

https://australianaviation.com.au/2020/ ... y-flights/

VA1368 MEL-LST had Tasmania's first case resulting in another 140 people needing to self isolate

https://www.3aw.com.au/coronavirus-pati ... -isolated/

Another 5 flights have been identified via South Australia, with a passenger on arriving on an International flight then connecting on a domestic flight

Image

https://twitter.com/9NewsAdel/status/12 ... 12576?s=20


Would be interested to find out where that pax was sat, I was on the same flight
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:44 am

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Boof wrote:
There was a question about VA’s 738 split scimitar program at the end of last months thread and was it still happening.

YIR is back in the air today as the second aircraft fitted. No idea about the rest of the program but there are a few photos on social media of YIR today.

Not sure what the timeframe for installation was for the 5 initial aircraft. I checked back on the press release and it didn't say. It is definitely only YI* series 738s but they have 20 YI* series in their fleet so not sure which were the 5 selected for upgrade apart from obviously YIV and now YIR. Maybe someone more familiar with the VA fleet can say if all the YI* fleet are the same or whether only some are optimised for longer overwater journeys and therefore be the prime candidates for scimitar winglets.


YIJ, YIS and YIU other 3 to get SSW. The entire YI* series 738's are all optimised for longer overwater journeys (e.g.NAN), though YIA, YIB, YID, YIE and YIF typically are only used on international flights occassionally


Thanks all, appreciate the follow up.
 
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Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:45 am

The TWU has now weighed on in regarding Qantas and its cleaning practices

https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-w ... s-c-731071
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What makes Qantas planes more susceptible to COVID-19 than every other airline?
 
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What makes Qantas planes more susceptible to COVID-19 than every other airline?


Qantas unions :-)
 
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What makes Qantas planes more susceptible to COVID-19 than every other airline?


Qantas unions :-)


LOL the TWU who have lost face and relevance on a number of EBA votes in recent times within the group.. ie JQ Cabin Crew and then Ground Crew.
 
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Flying Y class on QF from PER to SYD tomorrow morning. On 3 days during the week I received emails inviting me to bid for an upgrade to J.

Are the suits not flying? I will be interested to see how full the J cabin is.
 
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Update on Asiana services to SYD, now cancelled through to 28 Mar 20

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-05mar20/
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Flying Y class on QF from PER to SYD tomorrow morning. On 3 days during the week I received emails inviting me to bid for an upgrade to J.

Are the suits not flying? I will be interested to see how full the J cabin is.


It doesn't happen to be the early departure around 530am?
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I was in Singapore at the time of this, and I spoke to some of the passengers who where put up in a shabby hotel at the airport. The Crowne Plaza .

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I stayed at the Crowne Plaza less than a week ago on my way to HKT and I’d hardly call it “shabby”.

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Update on Asiana services to SYD, now cancelled through to 28 Mar 20

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-05mar20/


KE also
 
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I was in Singapore at the time of this, and I spoke to some of the passengers who where put up in a shabby hotel at the airport. The Crowne Plaza .

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I stayed at the Crowne Plaza less than a week ago on my way to HKT and I’d hardly call it “shabby”.

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I did make it clear,in a later post and many others picked up. That i was being sarcastic on this
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