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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:08 am

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 149):
I'm not suggesting that Red Q wasn't a great idea, but with what has happened to MH in the last 6 months I don't think that, with hindsight in mind, any airline would want to be in a relationship with Malaysia right now given what is happening at MH.

Well, again, maybe. Malaysian would be extraordinarily unlucky for lightning to strike three times, though.

Clearly, pax are deserting the airline and might be attracted to Red Q, if it existed, or even, perhaps, if it were set-up now.

I very much doubt it will happen, but it scratches my itch.

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:04 am

Quoting mariner (Reply 150):
Quoting 777Jet (Reply 149):I'm not suggesting that Red Q wasn't a great idea, but with what has happened to MH in the last 6 months I don't think that, with hindsight in mind, any airline would want to be in a relationship with Malaysia right now given what is happening at MH.Well, again, maybe. Malaysian would be extraordinarily unlucky for lightning to strike three times, though.

They do say that bad luck comes in 3's

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3 EMB-120's from Network

Would these EMB120s be capable of operating to LDH?

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I thought the Jetconnect fleet was fully used on Tasman routes, except the down time months when they do reduced flying
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:21 am

Quoting 777ER (Reply 151):
I thought the Jetconnect fleet was fully used on Tasman routes, except the down time months when they do reduced flying

There are no down months, QF are reducing MEL/SYD-AKL so they will have a spare aircraft. QF will use mainline when they add seasonal additional flights to NZ in future.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:11 am

As far as I am aware, the 3 -200s are staying for the foreseeable future to serve LDH. Now that Mount Hotham services have ceased, 3 aircraft is enough to operate the SYD/PQQ/BNE-LDH operation, but doesn't leave much room for delays and technical problems.

With the current runway length, and there is no way it will ever be extended, VA's ATR-72s cannot operate in there and nor can Qlink's Q300s with any meaningful payload. The ATR-42 is not much different in size to the Q300, but I don't know what its field-payload performance is like in comparison. Again, I'm not sure what the smaller Saab's' short field/payload performance is like compared to the already often restricted Dash -200 especially with the need to carry round-trip fuel.

I suppose we may see someone like Air Link doing the LDH run in the future with B1900s or J32s - a bit of a step backward from the Dashes!
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:16 am

Quoting skyhawkmatthew (Reply 153):
3 aircraft is enough to operate the SYD/PQQ/BNE-LDH operation, but doesn't leave much room for delays and technical problems.

2 (or even 1) could cover the LDH operation if scheduled properly, the third is basically a spare. I would expect them to continue to see them on Eastern routes during the downtime, Moree in particular seems to be a Q200 special but that makes sense given that it was ex-Brindabella.

Quoting skyhawkmatthew (Reply 153):
I suppose we may see someone like Air Link doing the LDH run in the future with B1900s or J32s - a bit of a step backward from the Dashes

Would they have round-trip rang? I don't think that they would.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:07 am

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 147):
Even the armchair CEO's, which I will agree that there are a lot of - especially on this site, know that the restrictions placed on twins operating in various areas that QF metal passes through because of the skirt wearing CASA made the 777 and any other capable twin of replacing QF quads unrealistic...

If QF got rid of all their 744s and refused to use the A380s to JNB or SCL I can almost guarantee you that CASA would drop it's restrictions for 777s operating those routes rather than not see an AU airline flying the route. Considering LA will be flying 787s to SCL carrying AU pax it would be ridiculous for CASA to continue its objections.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:30 am

Quoting ZK-NBT (Reply 152):
There are no down months, QF are reducing MEL/SYD-AKL so they will have a spare aircraft. QF will use mainline when they add seasonal additional flights to NZ in future.

Wouldn't the better option be to transfer the Jetconnect frames to mainline domestic considering they have individual IFE?

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:50 am

That's the plan apparently... Remove 2 of the older domestic B73Hs and move one of the newer jetconnect frames back to mainline.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:58 pm

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 144):

Great news.

Quoting mariner (Reply 150):

Definately an opportunity to look at IMHO.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:46 pm

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 155):
If QF got rid of all their 744s and refused to use the A380s to JNB or SCL I can almost guarantee you that CASA would drop it's restrictions for 777s operating those routes rather than not see an AU airline flying the route. Considering LA will be flying 787s to SCL carrying AU pax it would be ridiculous for CASA to continue its objections.

I am inclined to think the process started in June 2013 with the publication of a proposed standard to replace the earlier one. Also a link to the AIPA response.



http://www.casa.gov.au/scripts/nc.dll?WCMS:STANDARD::pc=PC_101470
look at Annex B.

http://www.aipa.org.au/sites/default...nprm_1203os_edto_-_august_2013.pdf
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:03 am

Quoting 777ER (Reply 151):
Would these EMB120s be capable of operating to LDH?

Whats the point of getting rid of 3 aircraft with fleet commonality to the rest of the regional fleet and replacing them with 3 odd-ball aircraft that aren't common? To be fair, I don't know much about performance of EMB120 vs Q200 but would seem an interesting choice. LDH is something that will have to be thought about for future planning, as if there are no real alternative aircraft that can operate the route (Rex Saabs?) then the NSW government will have to step in and help keep the Q200's around.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:38 am

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 139):
I can only speak for the people I know, but everyone I know who left after the grounding has come back. I'm sure that there are many others who never did, but I haven't seen evidence of that myself.

Hi mate,
I completely agree with you. All the QF FF i know who were 'upset' with QF over the grounding have returned. I don't know of anyone who has 'stayed' with VA. As has been mentioned here before, QF FF points really are the second Australian currency ...

As to the Q200s, I hear that three is the minimum QFLink is looking at keeping. Could there be a new destination in the works?

And did anyone notice the full page ad in yesterday's Sydney newspapers for Virgin Australia featuring an inflight A320? It was clearly marked 'Airbus A320' on the rear fuselage and was a 'Skywest' registered one... Why on Earth would VA feature it in the Sydney press? It was a great picture with a dramatic 'sky' background...

Also, read the news about the volcano-inspired altered flightpaths for QF aircraft to Manila and Shanghai...

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:11 am

Quoting TruemanQLD (Reply 160):

Skytrans Dash8-100'S They have plenty of them.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:47 am

Quoting TruemanQLD (Reply 160):
then the NSW government will have to step in

Its already a regulated route, perhaps the residents of LDH will have to pay more for the flights?
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:34 am

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 161):
All the QF FF i know who were 'upset' with QF over the grounding have returned. I don't know of anyone who has 'stayed' with VA. As has been mentioned here before, QF FF points really are the second Australian currency ...

I haven't.

My Qantas status has now gone completely.

And I only fly Qantas when I have no choice. I had flown three Business Class trips to North America in the year leading up to the shutdown, but I haven't set foot on one of their aircraft on an international flight since and I've only flown 4 domestic sectors, with 2 more to come next week out of necessity.

Qantas was my primary domestic carrier when in Australia until the shutdown. The most I'd been inconvenienced by the unions was when the pilots read a short speech during disembarkation.

But then the airline's senior management abused their legal avenues to shutdown even legitimate dissent (e.g the pilots) and stranded their poor passengers all over the place on a weekend, and claimed to have been unable to forewarn us because they had only just thought of the idea. As if.

It was an act of contempt towards their customers. It seems to have impressed a lot of people on this forum who think that it taught the unions a lesson, but of course what it really did was achieve precisely what the airline could have applied for with Fair Work Australia without flushing $200 million down the toilet and ending any chance of future constructive negotiations with their workforce.

To me the shutdown will always seem to be like a man punching his wife in the street for "embarrassing him" by wearing a short skirt, and ending up in jail.

It was an act of costly futility, which made the perpetrator feel better but really did him no good at all. And only his family - in this case corporate Australia and people of a very, very conservative political persuasion - blindly stood by their man. "Yes, he's lost $200 million, but hey, he's shown how tough he is."

Alan Joyce wanted to impress Leigh Clifford, and nothing impresses Leigh Clifford like bashing a union, regardless of whether it was the right way to win that battle, let alone a war.

To be honest, the only thing that I've missed at times about Qantas has been hot meals in domestic economy class, but even they are being downgraded to nasty Noodle Box-style offerings so I'm only pining for something that is going anyway.

The Qantas shutdown taught the unions a lesson about as much as my avoidance of the airline teaches Alan Joyce a lesson. It was a gesture for market investors.

[Edited 2014-08-30 20:36:49]

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:37 am

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 161):
Could there be a new destination in the works?

I was wondering just yesterday if they would take over NAA if the NSW Government stumped up enough cash? If they do start that route then the Q200 would be the right vehicle. Rex hasn't shown any interest in launching the route. The good burghers of Narrabri have been burnt twice, first by the Brindabella collapse, after which the tender was won by Vincent, who subsequently collapsed! Talk about bad luck!

Cobar and Mudgee are also still without commercial service post-Brindabella. For all the talk from Rex at the time in taking over these routes, they never put their money where their mouth is. I assume the local Shires are lobbying the NSW Government to increase subsidies in order to attract either Rex or QantasLink.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:17 am

Quoting Nouflyer (Reply 164):

Did koruman get himself a new account?

It's been three years since the shutdown. Time to move on.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:31 am

Quoting Nouflyer (Reply 164):
The most I'd been inconvenienced by the unions was when the pilots read a short speech during disembarkation.

Ah - the "I'm all right, Jack" attitude.

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:56 am

Quoting eaglefarm4 (Reply 162):
Skytrans Dash8-100'S They have plenty of them.

Oops, forgot about them. Good option if QF finds the profit from LDH to not be worth the cost of the small sub fleet.

Quoting qf002 (Reply 166):
Did koruman get himself a new account?

              
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:18 am

Quoting DeltaB717 (Reply 130):
Seriously, the 'Qantas and the 777' thing has gotta stop...

Why? Airlines have planes. Planes fly passengers. Seems like a pretty integral part of discussing airlines. And with the 777 family moving on to its third iteration in the -8/9, it seems as valid now as ever.

Quoting mariner (Reply 131):
It is both silly and tedious, but it still has currency among many.

Now that's a productive attitude.

Quoting mariner (Reply 148):
The armchair CEO's that I referred to aren't governed by rationality.

I see. So when you armchair CEO, it's different. Got it.

But rational? You mean like operating A330-200s, designed for medium-longhaul routes, on 90 minute segments? Or buying A380s just when the market to Australia is fragmenting? Or is it sending your newest, shiniest birds to your low cost division because... well I'm not sure why? Yup. Rational. There - that'll get em going  
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:20 am

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 161):
And did anyone notice the full page ad in yesterday's Sydney newspapers for Virgin Australia featuring an inflight A320? It was clearly marked 'Airbus A320' on the rear fuselage

Are you referring to the one on page 10 of yesterday's SMH? It is indeed an A320, to be honest I don't think I'd have noticed unless you mentioned it.

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 161):
was a 'Skywest' registered one

You can't see the registration on the picture I'm looking at.

The whole thing is almost certainly photoshopped, and not a "real plane" IMHO.

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 161):
Why on Earth would VA feature it in the Sydney press?

99.999999% of people (clearly including myself) would never notice. In fact most people couldn't tell a 737 and an A320 apart.

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 161):
It was a great picture with a dramatic 'sky' background

Beautiful image, I agree. I've been a bit underwhelmed by VA's advertising recently, for both a company and a wider brand that are so obsessed with their image, some of the recent print ads have been pretty lack-lustre. The visuals in this one, though, are great.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:52 am

Quoting aerokiwi (Reply 169):
Now that's a productive attitude.

Oh, that's odd. It wasn't intended to be "productive."

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:55 am

Hey RyanairGuru, yep you got it!
Great ad. Agree with you about the 'lack lustre' print ads VA have been using lately.
Maybe this is the start of 'something new in the air', lol!
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:29 am

Quoting qf002 (Reply 166):
Did koruman get himself a new account?

Ive been wondering where he has been recently!
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:23 am

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 170):
Beautiful image, I agree. I've been a bit underwhelmed by VA's advertising recently, for both a company and a wider brand that are so obsessed with their image, some of the recent print ads have been pretty lack-lustre. The visuals in this one, though, are great.

We all know when VA runs out of advertising ideas because they wheel out SRB to do something. Although last time he was here he didn't get that much publicity.

Quoting QF2220 (Reply 173):
Ive been wondering where he has been recently!

Now that I think about it, it makes total sense!
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:38 am

Quoting TruemanQLD (Reply 168):
Skytrans Dash8-100'S They have plenty of them.

Oops, forgot about them. Good option if QF finds the profit from LDH to not be worth the cost of the small sub fleet.

I did a bit of number crunching, but these are very rough back of a napkin figures. The Saab 340 lacks the field performance to operate to LDH (as do the ATR, Fokker 50, and larger Dash 8s). The Beech 1900 lacks the range to fly round-trip to LDH. This basically means that the only aircraft that can replace the Dash-8-200 to LDH is the Dash-8-100, so Skytrans it is if QF decide to retire the Q200s.

Quoting QF2220 (Reply 173):
Ive been wondering where he has been recently!

His account has been deactivated. Koruman is no longer with us  
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:12 am

Quoting qf002 (Reply 166):

Mate no need for that "time to move on" line. He was responding to relevant comments saying people in his position don't exist.

He's got nothing on the people who refuse to fly Virgin for some trivial reason....
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:16 am

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 175):
Dash-8-100, so Skytrans it is if QF decide to retire the Q200s.

Or cost tax payer funded runway exnetions in LDH
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:30 am

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 175):
as do the ATR

I believe the 42-600 may be capable with payload restrictions – but not the rest you list.

Quoting zkncj (Reply 177):
Or cost tax payer funded runway exnetions in LDH

Never going to happen due to the world heritage status of LHI. At the 28 threshold the runway already abuts the road (the only road to the southern end of the island) and opposite it is a sand dune that cannot be interfered with (it already poses a fairly significant climb gradient obstruction as it is). On the 10 end, the threshold is already jutting into the lagoon slightly and there's no way a further extension will be approved.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:32 am

Rumour has it the international route VA plans to launch with the A330's new J product is PER-SIN.

Seems ridiculous at first with the immense competition on the route, but I could see this working if SQ hand over a current frequency to VA if they need to use the aircraft elsewhere.

I'm hoping for something more adventurous like HKG or NRT.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:29 am

Quoting ben175 (Reply 179):
I could see this working if SQ hand over a current frequency to VA

That would be a marketing triumph if true, as the net change is zero, but the "bragging" rights in the WA market would be massive after the ill-feeling over QF dropping the route. It also makes a ton of sense logistically as PER-SIN can be rotated between East Coast turns, whereas anything longer would require effectively full utilisation of one aircraft. Given that they are going -1 after XFA and XFB leave, -2 on domestic runs is probably more capacity than they are willing to surrender.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:45 am

I'm sure that this will be of interest to some of you!

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:40 pm

Quoting ben175 (Reply 179):
I'm hoping for something more adventurous like HKG or NRT.

Hi mate,
I agree with you. It's time both VA and QF become a bit more risk-taking to create and expand new markets. When your backs against the wall, coming out fighting is pretty much the best option...
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:05 pm

Quoting ben175 (Reply 179):

Whatever has happened to the QF coments about the PER-SIN route and it being done differently to last time??
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:12 pm

Quoting QF2220 (Reply 183):
Whatever has happened to the QF coments about the PER-SIN route and it being done differently to last time??

I'm actually surprised they haven't brought it back seasonally over Christmas. But you're right, we haven't heard anything more about it. If VA launched it it would certainly be a triumph for them and, with PER-JNB now firmly in VA's grip, would present another step up in competition between the two in the PER market.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:34 am

On CH9 60 Minutes this Sunday there will be a story about the aircraft boneyards. The clip in the ad they use shows the reporter on what looks like an empty QF 767 en-route... Looks interesting...
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:23 am

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 185):

On CH9 60 Minutes this Sunday there will be a story about the aircraft boneyards. The clip in the ad they use shows the reporter on what looks like an empty QF 767 en-route... Looks interesting...

Aircraft the report was filed on was VH-OGG, the former planes aircraft..
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:20 am

Source - The Chronicle

Quote:
EXCLUSIVE: Qantas swoops first at Wellcamp

Chris Calcino | 2nd Sep 2014 6:00 PM

QANTAS will be revealed as the first airline to service Wellcamp Airport when Premier Campbell Newman touches down tomorrow.

Sources have confirmed the Flying Kangaroo would be first cab off the rank when domestic flights begin in November.

Premier Newman will touch down on the tarmac at 11.50am to make the announcement alongside the Wagner family, who built the airport from scratch in just 18 months.

Continues...
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:35 am

Quoting QF175 (Reply 187):
EXCLUSIVE: Qantas swoops first at Wellcamp

Oohhh exciting! I wouldn't have guessed it, but it does actually make a lot of sense. I would guess Q400 to SYD 2x daily? I'm sure that's a market they would have considered earlier if it wasn't for the limitations at TWB.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:06 pm

Quoting QF175 (Reply 187):
EXCLUSIVE: Qantas swoops first at Wellcamp

Bad news for Skytrans and their TWB-SYD operation, I imagine.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:18 pm

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 188):
Oohhh exciting! I wouldn't have guessed it, but it does actually make a lot of sense. I would guess Q400 to SYD 2x daily? I'm sure that's a market they would have considered earlier if it wasn't for the limitations at TWB.

Very interesting! I would think so as well, an unknown market, I doubt QF will be rushing in with 737's.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:26 pm

If QF wants to introduce jet service to BWW, it would likely be the all-economy QFLink 717s.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:34 pm

So I remember everyone saying the early JQ 788's couldn't do OOL- Japan due to some mystical engine pylon issue. Both VKA and VKB have done rotations ex OOL to Japan in the last week. Are they operating with restrictions or was it just some spotters rumour?
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:45 pm

Quoting QF175 (Reply 187):
Source - The Chronicle

Quote:
EXCLUSIVE: Qantas swoops first at Wellcamp

This comment cracks me up:

Quote:
"Two worrying questions need to be asked here. (1) What the does Campbell Newman have to do with this Airport? (2) Why would Qantas even be a consideration with a reputation of not being able to deliver or sustaining a service? One would hope that a reputable international carrier would be of greater preference."

I'm sure it'd be great if SQ or EK etc flew to Toowoomba but I have my doubt's.......

[Edited 2014-09-02 06:46:37]
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:40 pm

I hear Xiamen Airlines wants to fly Dreamliners into Sydney...
And interestingly, Hainan Airlines won't be back anytime soon except for the odd charter...
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:09 pm

Quoting thai77w (Reply 192):
Are they operating with restrictions or was it just some spotters rumour?


None of the rumors that circulated about the time of EIS of JQ's 788's have been substanciated that I am aware of. The aircraft are on the register showing ~67K engines . There was some question of clearance of high land at OOL and how this might impact on TOW but I don't know the detail.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:48 pm

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 195):
None of the rumors that circulated about the time of EIS of JQ's 788's have been substanciated that I am aware of. The aircraft are on the register showing ~67K engines . There was some question of clearance of high land at OOL and how this might impact on TOW but I don't know the detail.

I thought the only problem with operating the 787 to Japan was to do with storms and the need for 787's to be kept a certain distance away from them and that due to the flight path between Australia and Japan being stormy it was impractical to operate a 787? Maybe whatever that issue is has been dealt with?

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 188):
Oohhh exciting! I wouldn't have guessed it, but it does actually make a lot of sense. I would guess Q400 to SYD 2x daily? I'm sure that's a market they would have considered earlier if it wasn't for the limitations at TWB.
Quoting QF175 (Reply 187):
EXCLUSIVE: Qantas swoops first at Wellcamp

Interesting on both counts. Alot of people thought this airport would be a bit of a white elephant so it'd be great for them to be proved wrong.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:55 pm

Quoting Sydscott (Reply 196):
I thought the only problem with operating the 787 to Japan was to do with storms and the need for 787's to be kept a certain distance away from them

That is/was an engine issue with GE.. Not sure of the status of a fix.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:36 pm

Quoting aerokiwi (Reply 169):
Why? Airlines have planes. Planes fly passengers. Seems like a pretty integral part of discussing airlines. And with the 777 family moving on to its third iteration in the -8/9, it seems as valid now as ever.

Because how many times are we going to discuss that Qantas doesn't have, has never had and is unlikely, for the foreseeable future, to have the regulatory environment to allow the 777 to be its saviour. SCL and JNB can't work with twins for an Australian carrier because CASA doesn't allow it, and I'm pretty sure DFW can't either. Which leaves LAX and Asia, for which there are other platforms.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 104

Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:02 am

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 194):
I hear Xiamen Airlines wants to fly Dreamliners into Sydney...

Apparently they have mentioned SYD and MEL in the past, but overall secondary Chinese markets are hard work.

I think I read NYC was their first destination they are looking at.

We will see.

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