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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:28 am

To some perhaps an insignificant change (and apologies if already discussed)....but I noticed QF changed their baggage allowance for economy to/from North America for tickets purchased from 25/3/21. I believe UA already charge for a second bag, whereas Delta does not. I guess this further delineates premium economy from economy.

https://www.qantas.com/us/en/travel-inf ... ml#checked
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:26 am

Anyone know of any Embraer 110s left in Australia? Skippers and Air North have the EMB120, but I wasn't sure about any EMB110s.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:56 am

Hey YMHBSpotting,
There is a Bandeirante operating out of Goulburn airport on the southern tablelands of NSW. I saw it on Flightradar24 operating flights around the Goulburn area only a matter of months ago I recall: I believe skydiving flights but I may be wrong. I last saw it in person over 18 months ago parked at the airport.
Sorry, but I can’t remember it’s rego. Or anything else about it.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:12 am

gpasternak wrote:
To some perhaps an insignificant change (and apologies if already discussed)....but I noticed QF changed their baggage allowance for economy to/from North America for tickets purchased from 25/3/21. I believe UA already charge for a second bag, whereas Delta does not. I guess this further delineates premium economy from economy.

https://www.qantas.com/us/en/travel-inf ... ml#checked


Gonna catch a few people out when flying resumes. Delta include 2x 23kg bags, United only 1x 23 bag.

Expect to see people lugging around massive suitcases and unable to lift them as they squeeze in 32kg into 1 bag.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:08 am

I flew back to BNE from DRW today. A couple of things:
1: A QF 787 flew from DRW to SYD about half an hour before my flight. Can’t exactly recall the flight number but I think it was QF6001. I always thought the 6xxx flight numbers were used for repositioning but there were pax on it.
2: Hot meals served for all classes on the flight. Interestingly though they ran out of meals for J class, again. I was lucky today but it happened to me when flying from HBA to BNE over a month ago. Not sure why this seems to happen as there was a Dnata catering truck loading onto the flight before it departed. But the customer service manager still managed to source (sauce? :hyper: ) hot meals from Y and still offered them a complimentary bottle of Pinot Noir. They seemed over the moon about it.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:24 am

Have just got back home from spending the weekend up in Sydney. Flew MEL-SYD on JQ Friday night, and flew back to MEL this afternoon on REX. Both flights were close to full. REX seems to be very competitive, with free checked baggage, and complementary 'refreshments' - a water & a bag of nuts aren't much, but it's pretty much what you get on QF these days (a far cry from the free booze in the Cityflyer days), and it's an opportunity to briefly demask. They even still have their inflight magazines. Service from the FA's was great, and they were at pains to welcome those flying REX for the first time. Wasn't expecting a lot & was pleasantly suprised. Will be interesting to see how they go over the next year or so.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:40 am

Qantas seems to be kicking of the Tasman bubble with an big start tomorrow.

AKL-SYD 3x A330
AKL-MEL 3x A330
AKL-BNE 1x A330, 1x 738
AKL-OOL 1x 738

WLG-SYD 1x 738
WLG-MEL 1x 738

CHC-SYD 1x A330
CHC-MEL 1x 738
CHC-BNE 1x 738

ZQN-SYD 1x 738

Not bad for the first day back into semi normal Tasman operations. Bringing that many a330s back onto the Tasman must of required an large amount of cabin crew to be re-employeed?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:34 am

Chipmunk1973 wrote:
I flew back to BNE from DRW today. A couple of things:
1: A QF 787 flew from DRW to SYD about half an hour before my flight. Can’t exactly recall the flight number but I think it was QF6001. I always thought the 6xxx flight numbers were used for repositioning but there were pax on it.
2: Hot meals served for all classes on the flight. Interestingly though they ran out of meals for J class, again. I was lucky today but it happened to me when flying from HBA to BNE over a month ago. Not sure why this seems to happen as there was a Dnata catering truck loading onto the flight before it departed. But the customer service manager still managed to source (sauce? :hyper: ) hot meals from Y and still offered them a complimentary bottle of Pinot Noir. They seemed over the moon about it.


Crew position on those flights as they’re not always able to pax on regular domestic flights due to isolation requirements, maybe that’s what it was?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:18 am

Tassieboy wrote:
Chipmunk1973 wrote:
I flew back to BNE from DRW today. A couple of things:
1: A QF 787 flew from DRW to SYD about half an hour before my flight. Can’t exactly recall the flight number but I think it was QF6001. I always thought the 6xxx flight numbers were used for repositioning but there were pax on it.
2: Hot meals served for all classes on the flight. Interestingly though they ran out of meals for J class, again. I was lucky today but it happened to me when flying from HBA to BNE over a month ago. Not sure why this seems to happen as there was a Dnata catering truck loading onto the flight before it departed. But the customer service manager still managed to source (sauce? :hyper: ) hot meals from Y and still offered them a complimentary bottle of Pinot Noir. They seemed over the moon about it.


Crew position on those flights as they’re not always able to pax on regular domestic flights due to isolation requirements, maybe that’s what it was?


These flights can also bring down returned travelers who have completed the quarantine requirements.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:36 am

LTEN11 wrote:
Tassieboy wrote:
Chipmunk1973 wrote:
I flew back to BNE from DRW today. A couple of things:
1: A QF 787 flew from DRW to SYD about half an hour before my flight. Can’t exactly recall the flight number but I think it was QF6001. I always thought the 6xxx flight numbers were used for repositioning but there were pax on it.
2: Hot meals served for all classes on the flight. Interestingly though they ran out of meals for J class, again. I was lucky today but it happened to me when flying from HBA to BNE over a month ago. Not sure why this seems to happen as there was a Dnata catering truck loading onto the flight before it departed. But the customer service manager still managed to source (sauce? :hyper: ) hot meals from Y and still offered them a complimentary bottle of Pinot Noir. They seemed over the moon about it.


Crew position on those flights as they’re not always able to pax on regular domestic flights due to isolation requirements, maybe that’s what it was?


These flights can also bring down returned travelers who have completed the quarantine requirements.

I assume that this would only be the case if a deep clean had been completed in DRW after the plane arrived from overseas.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:52 am

Chipmunk1973 wrote:
I flew back to BNE from DRW today. A couple of things:
1: A QF 787 flew from DRW to SYD about half an hour before my flight. Can’t exactly recall the flight number but I think it was QF6001. I always thought the 6xxx flight numbers were used for repositioning but there were pax on it.
2: Hot meals served for all classes on the flight. Interestingly though they ran out of meals for J class, again. I was lucky today but it happened to me when flying from HBA to BNE over a month ago. Not sure why this seems to happen as there was a Dnata catering truck loading onto the flight before it departed. But the customer service manager still managed to source (sauce? :hyper: ) hot meals from Y and still offered them a complimentary bottle of Pinot Noir. They seemed over the moon about it.

It was QF6100, arrived from DEL as QF112. A others have said, it could have been taking returned passengers to SYD as it arrived the morning of April 17 and departed the afternoon of April 18.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:35 am

Very happy seeing all those aircraft flying across the Tasman! How did the terminal arrangement work out in the end?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:59 am

Fuling wrote:
Very happy seeing all those aircraft flying across the Tasman! How did the terminal arrangement work out in the end?


It’s been very odd this afternoon sitting at home hearing all the early evening Tasman arrivals comming into Auckland.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:07 am

Fuling wrote:
Very happy seeing all those aircraft flying across the Tasman! How did the terminal arrangement work out in the end?


Not sure about the other major ports, but Perth’s NZ flight just came in at the international terminal like all other flights. Nothing out of the norm it seems, although there aren’t any other international arrivals when NZ arrives here.
 
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Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:58 am

To an extent it is the effect of the NZ school holidays, but the Auckland domestic terminal was very busy today, and there were definitely people connecting from flights from Australia. Very encouraging to see!

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Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:31 am

Fuling wrote:
Very happy seeing all those aircraft flying across the Tasman! How did the terminal arrangement work out in the end?


SYD T1...

Personally, I see this as a missed opportunity to consolidate QF Regional/Domestic/Tasman flights under the 1 roof...


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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:36 am

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Fuling wrote:
Very happy seeing all those aircraft flying across the Tasman! How did the terminal arrangement work out in the end?


SYD T1...

Personally, I see this as a missed opportunity to consolidate QF Regional/Domestic/Tasman flights under the 1 roof...


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It makes absolute sense, and almost got there years ago until a change of government.

But great to see all the aircraft at SYD
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:06 pm

zkncj wrote:
Qantas seems to be kicking of the Tasman bubble with an big start tomorrow.

AKL-SYD 3x A330
AKL-MEL 3x A330
AKL-BNE 1x A330, 1x 738
AKL-OOL 1x 738

WLG-SYD 1x 738
WLG-MEL 1x 738

CHC-SYD 1x A330
CHC-MEL 1x 738
CHC-BNE 1x 738

ZQN-SYD 1x 738

Not bad for the first day back into semi normal Tasman operations. Bringing that many a330s back onto the Tasman must of required an large amount of cabin crew to be re-employeed?


That is a decent offering by Qantas. What was the Air NZ Tasman schedule like for the day? I guess Jetstar had some flights as well.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:34 pm

rtav wrote:
Fuling wrote:
Very happy seeing all those aircraft flying across the Tasman! How did the terminal arrangement work out in the end?


Not sure about the other major ports, but Perth’s NZ flight just came in at the international terminal like all other flights. Nothing out of the norm it seems, although there aren’t any other international arrivals when NZ arrives here.


In SYD NZ/QF are departing from the gates in the 30s range.

Which allows the New Zealand Flights to all arrive into what was typically the “Qantas Arrival Hall”. Allowing for he other arrival hall off the gates in the 50-60s to be used for Red Flights.

It’s an nice hike from the NZ Lounge to the departure gates that NZ is using.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:55 am

Qantas will operate a one off charter SYD-IST in late May, block time in 17hrs and 40 mins from SYD

https://twitter.com/theaeronetwork/stat ... 63786?s=21
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:34 am

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Qantas will operate a one off charter SYD-IST in late May, block time in 17hrs and 40 mins from SYD

https://twitter.com/theaeronetwork/stat ... 63786?s=21



Is this a repat flight returning to Darwin?
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:45 am

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qf789 wrote:
Qantas will operate a one off charter SYD-IST in late May, block time in 17hrs and 40 mins from SYD

https://twitter.com/theaeronetwork/stat ... 63786?s=21



Is this a repat flight returning to Darwin?


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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:45 am

Inaugural AKL-HBA flight has touched down in Tasmania. First international service in 23 years. Let’s hope the route sticks around post-covid.
 
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Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:54 am

Qantas has big plans for your flight's small seatback screens

Expect new movies and TV series to enjoy on those relatively long east-west and trans-Tasman flights.

Qantas plans to supercharge its inflight entertainment in the coming months with new content partners bolstering the line-up of movies and TV series.

The moves come over a year since the airline was forced to 'go dark' in the early days of coronavirus, temporarily switching off inflight entertainment – along with free WiFi – as a cost-saving measure due to the high monthly license fees Qantas pays for content.

Those screens have been recently coming back to life as domestic travel returns, to the point where Qantas expects to reach over 100% of its pre-COVID domestic capacity going into the second half of this year.

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... oL5Sbdz3Rg


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Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:59 am

South China Morning Post is reporting that, following a review of its planned post-Covid network operations, CX will close its pilot bases in both Australia and New Zealand. Its Canada pilot base is also being axed. US and European bases are still being reviewed with further cuts likely.
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Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:17 am

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South China Morning Post is reporting that, following a review of its planned post-Covid network operations, CX will close its pilot bases in both Australia and New Zealand. Its Canada pilot base is also being axed. US and European bases are still being reviewed with further cuts likely.


What's the operational impact of this? I assume far fewer daily flights, there and back only from HKG?
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Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:39 pm

EY announced overnight it would retire its entire B777 fleet and also the A380s would remain grounded indefinitely, reading between the lines that means "never coming back"

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... -777-300er

What's the likely impact of this on EY's services to Australia? The airline has already confirmed it has dropped Brisbane, but with no A380s and no B777s this means the fleet will be substantially smaller, so while SYD and MEL should still be within range of Etihad's B787s or A350s, can it really justify serving those cities when EK already does so, and against competitors like QR and SQ, when there'd likely be far more profitable routes EY could choose?
 
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Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:41 pm

Makes me wonder if EY is going to bother renewing the VA partnership if they either ultimately withdraw from Australia, or reduce themselves to SYD only (which in that case they can just sell interlines on both QF and VA).
 
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Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:51 pm

CraigAnderson wrote:
EY announced overnight it would retire its entire B777 fleet and also the A380s would remain grounded indefinitely, reading between the lines that means "never coming back"

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... -777-300er

What's the likely impact of this on EY's services to Australia? The airline has already confirmed it has dropped Brisbane, but with no A380s and no B777s this means the fleet will be substantially smaller, so while SYD and MEL should still be within range of Etihad's B787s or A350s, can it really justify serving those cities when EK already does so, and against competitors like QR and SQ, when there'd likely be far more profitable routes EY could choose?

It appears that Abu Dhabi (the more wealthy) and Dubai (the more populous) emirates in UAE have so far decided to keep EK and EY separate so EY's management are sensibly planning what their post-pandemic airline will look like.

789s and A35Ks would be fine particularly as it is unlikely int'l travel will bounce back to anything like 2019 levels for 5 years or so. EY had already moved to 789s on its 2 MEL services for most of the year before the pandemic so no drop there. SYD was a combination of A380 and 77W so it is likely there will be a reduction but SYD is also likely to be one of the first routes to receive the EY A35K when EY finally activate them.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:32 am

CraigAnderson wrote:
EY announced overnight it would retire its entire B777 fleet and also the A380s would remain grounded indefinitely, reading between the lines that means "never coming back"

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... -777-300er

What's the likely impact of this on EY's services to Australia? The airline has already confirmed it has dropped Brisbane, but with no A380s and no B777s this means the fleet will be substantially smaller, so while SYD and MEL should still be within range of Etihad's B787s or A350s, can it really justify serving those cities when EK already does so, and against competitors like QR and SQ, when there'd likely be far more profitable routes EY could choose?


I wouldn’t expect much impact assuming there’s a rebound in intl capacity. MEL was already 789 and SYD as the poster above says would be prime for the A35K or if they don’t want to put that capacity 789.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:02 am

a320fan wrote:
CraigAnderson wrote:
EY announced overnight it would retire its entire B777 fleet and also the A380s would remain grounded indefinitely, reading between the lines that means "never coming back"

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... -777-300er

What's the likely impact of this on EY's services to Australia? The airline has already confirmed it has dropped Brisbane, but with no A380s and no B777s this means the fleet will be substantially smaller, so while SYD and MEL should still be within range of Etihad's B787s or A350s, can it really justify serving those cities when EK already does so, and against competitors like QR and SQ, when there'd likely be far more profitable routes EY could choose?


I wouldn’t expect much impact assuming there’s a rebound in intl capacity. MEL was already 789 and SYD as the poster above says would be prime for the A35K or if they don’t want to put that capacity 789.


I think that SYD and MEL may well be candidates for the A35K, but with their new focus it will likely see the reduction in frequencies back to a daily to each.

Less emphasis on the east-west connections will reduce the need to feed the hub banks.

Given that it’s unclear when things will return to any sense of normality though, there’s a bit of time to go until those decisions will have to be made.
 
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Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:11 am

Another Hotel Quarantine breach, this time it was someone travelling PER-MEL after completing quarantine in Perth. Pax was apparently told to isolate on arrival in MEL on Wednesday as the person in the neighboring hotel room in Perth had tested positive. The Melbourne arrival tested positive this morning. As a result all Pax & Crew who flew QF778 (PER-MEL)on Wednesday have been ordered to get tested & isolate for 14 days. Rumors of new restrictions in Perth to be announced also..

https://www.theage.com.au/national/vict ... 57lrw.html
 
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Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:26 am

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Another Hotel Quarantine breach, this time it was someone travelling PER-MEL after completing quarantine in Perth. Pax was apparently told to isolate on arrival in MEL on Wednesday as the person in the neighboring hotel room in Perth had tested positive. The Melbourne arrival tested positive this morning. As a result all Pax & Crew who flew QF778 (PER-MEL)on Wednesday have been ordered to get tested & isolate for 14 days. Rumors of new restrictions in Perth to be announced also..

https://www.theage.com.au/national/vict ... 57lrw.html

WA going into a 3 day lock down...


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Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:37 am

EK413 wrote:
melpax wrote:
Another Hotel Quarantine breach, this time it was someone travelling PER-MEL after completing quarantine in Perth. Pax was apparently told to isolate on arrival in MEL on Wednesday as the person in the neighboring hotel room in Perth had tested positive. The Melbourne arrival tested positive this morning. As a result all Pax & Crew who flew QF778 (PER-MEL)on Wednesday have been ordered to get tested & isolate for 14 days. Rumors of new restrictions in Perth to be announced also..

https://www.theage.com.au/national/vict ... 57lrw.html

WA going into a 3 day lock down...


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And there goes the bubble... how will New Zealand react? They had already stated that if an state went into an short snap lockdown they would honour that.

But then New Zealand had an boarder worker case this week and did nothing about it.
 
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Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:52 am

zkncj wrote:
EK413 wrote:
melpax wrote:
Another Hotel Quarantine breach, this time it was someone travelling PER-MEL after completing quarantine in Perth. Pax was apparently told to isolate on arrival in MEL on Wednesday as the person in the neighboring hotel room in Perth had tested positive. The Melbourne arrival tested positive this morning. As a result all Pax & Crew who flew QF778 (PER-MEL)on Wednesday have been ordered to get tested & isolate for 14 days. Rumors of new restrictions in Perth to be announced also..

https://www.theage.com.au/national/vict ... 57lrw.html

WA going into a 3 day lock down...


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And there goes the bubble... how will New Zealand react? They had already stated that if an state went into an short snap lockdown they would honour that.

But then New Zealand had an boarder worker case this week and did nothing about it.

Sorry, correction PER heading into a 3 day lockdown...


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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:02 am

Perth plunged into three-day lockdown over Mercure Hotel cluster

West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has announced Perth and Peel will go into a three-day lockdown, effective from midnight Friday.
The news comes after a COVID-19 cluster was identified at the Mercure Hotel Perth on Wednesday with the virus spreading among quarantining guests in separate rooms.

A mother, her four-year-old daughter and a Victorian man contracted the virus while in the hotel.
The mother and child’s infections were detected on April 16 and five days later were genomically linked to a ‘UK strain’ COVID-positive husband and wife who arrived from India on April 10.
Genomic sequencing is underway to confirm the source of the Victorian man’s infection, which was detected on Friday morning.

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.wat ... 57lwb.html


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Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:06 am

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/transtasman-loophole-closed-with-emergency-law-to-stop-fleeing-aussies/SG2OZADT2XSEWXHCC74FP72OTY/?ref=readmore

On Monday Australia rushed through an new law, that would cover Australian that used New Zealand as an way to leave Australia. If you leave Australia via New Zealand you can now face an $68,000 fine or 5 years imprisonments for doing so.

Seem extremely harsh and against human rights to prevent Australian from leaving New Zealand, to travel onto another country. The current International travel bad is already boarder line, but to extend it to an external country where Australians have the freedom to call home.
 
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Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:52 am

QF778 was an A332 so there could be a fair few pax going into isolation today. However hopefully means there’s less chance anything was spread on the flight with the passengers spread over a much larger cabin.


zkncj wrote:
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/transtasman-loophole-closed-with-emergency-law-to-stop-fleeing-aussies/SG2OZADT2XSEWXHCC74FP72OTY/?ref=readmore

On Monday Australia rushed through an new law, that would cover Australian that used New Zealand as an way to leave Australia. If you leave Australia via New Zealand you can now face an $68,000 fine or 5 years imprisonments for doing so.

Seem extremely harsh and against human rights to prevent Australian from leaving New Zealand, to travel onto another country. The current International travel bad is already boarder line, but to extend it to an external country where Australians have the freedom to call home.


Seems very harsh when even if someone did leave in this way they would have a lot of trouble getting a flight back into the country and if they did would have to go through the hotel quarantine system.
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Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:53 am

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melpax wrote:
Another Hotel Quarantine breach, this time it was someone travelling PER-MEL after completing quarantine in Perth. Pax was apparently told to isolate on arrival in MEL on Wednesday as the person in the neighboring hotel room in Perth had tested positive. The Melbourne arrival tested positive this morning. As a result all Pax & Crew who flew QF778 (PER-MEL)on Wednesday have been ordered to get tested & isolate for 14 days. Rumors of new restrictions in Perth to be announced also..

https://www.theage.com.au/national/vict ... 57lrw.html

WA going into a 3 day lock down...


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And there goes the bubble... how will New Zealand react? They had already stated that if an state went into an short snap lockdown they would honour that.

But then New Zealand had an boarder worker case this week and did nothing about it.

Travel bubble has been suspended between New Zealand & WA...

https://www.6pr.com.au/breaking-travel- ... nd-paused/


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Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:15 am

I’ll be over in PER in a couple of weeks; first time visit. I have a couple of days spare up my sleeve. Any suggestions of what is good to visit?

At the completion of my organised tour I’m renting a car to go back to the Margaret River. Hoping to check out some of the amazing underground caves in the region. Was thinking of checking out a beach if it’s warm enough.

Any suggestions welcome, thanks in advance.
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Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:53 am

Cathay Pacific 77W B-KPX has been removed from storage at ASP today and positioned back to HKG

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/b-kpx

Ex Virgin A332 VH-XFH has departed BNE and positioning for MCT, most likely heading for TEV

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vh-xfh
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Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:25 pm

qf789 wrote:
Cathay Pacific 77W B-KPX has been removed from storage at ASP today and positioned back to HKG

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/b-kpx

Ex Virgin A332 VH-XFH has departed BNE and positioning for MCT, most likely heading for TEV

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vh-xfh

Off topic, ex parent company EY has just ferried another A380 to TEV

Flight EY9124 from Abu Dhabi to Teruel
https://fr24.com/ETD9124/27852781


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Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:14 am

The word of words between REX and Qantas continues

Last week Sharp accused Qantas of being technically insolvent.

https://australianaviation.com.au/2021/ ... insolvent/

Joyce replied a couple days later saying REX airplanes are so old that propellers are literally falling off

https://australianaviation.com.au/2021/ ... ng-column/
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Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:05 am

qf789 wrote:
The word of words between REX and Qantas continues

Last week Sharp accused Qantas of being technically insolvent.

https://australianaviation.com.au/2021/ ... insolvent/

Joyce replied a couple days later saying REX airplanes are so old that propellers are literally falling off

https://australianaviation.com.au/2021/ ... ng-column/



To be fair
No props have fallen off for years...
 
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Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:02 am

Deano969 wrote:
qf789 wrote:
The word of words between REX and Qantas continues

Last week Sharp accused Qantas of being technically insolvent.

https://australianaviation.com.au/2021/ ... insolvent/

Joyce replied a couple days later saying REX airplanes are so old that propellers are literally falling off

https://australianaviation.com.au/2021/ ... ng-column/



To be fair
No props have fallen off for years...

How often is OK?
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Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:22 am

And how many new prop planes has Rex bought since that prop fell off?
 
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Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:48 am

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And how many new prop planes has Rex bought since that prop fell off?


None... and with an average fleet age fo 24.6 years you'd think they might start buying some.
 
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Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:32 am

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And how many new prop planes has Rex bought since that prop fell off?


None... and with an average fleet age fo 24.6 years you'd think they might start buying some.


while the Saab 340s are old, they are kept in reasonable shape inside. There is also nothing suitable to replace them with, even the ATR42 is too big for a lot of markets and over the weight category for security requirements.
 
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Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:54 am

Good signs that QF’s A380’s will be brought back to life with OQC scheduled to depart VCV bound for LAX.


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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:01 pm

I note that Qantas are selling one way flights from Darwin to London and to Frankfurt. Currently they have 6 flights to LHR and 1 flight to FRA in the next month. I believe this has been the case since the repat flights have begun to DRW.
Any idea what the loads would be? Surely only a handful of people would be on these flights?

https://www.qantas.com/au/en/travel-inf ... ondon.html
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