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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:24 am

Quoting EK413 (Reply 147):
Quoting 777Jet (Reply 145):

Would've been nice if QF0107 decided to pop in & say hello

Even for a tech issue!   It is possible with QF  
Quoting csturdiv (Reply 146):
Quoting 777Jet (Reply 125):
Seriously SYD folks, let's get a SYD mini-meet up happening one day to spot planes and talk aviation...???

I would be up for a meet.

I might head to the old control tower tomorrow morning...

Quoting csturdiv (Reply 148):
Quoting EK413 (Reply 147):
You don't need scanners anymore, these days you can simply download the app onto your phone

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/liveatc-air-radio/id317809458?mt=8

I'll have to look for an Android one.

I'd love it if you could find an android one... Does it just use your data allowance? If so, how much data would be used in, let's say, 1hr of listening?
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:00 am

Quoting csturdiv (Reply 146):
I do not have a scanner to hear ATC, so when I am at the beach and I hear the engines of a heavy coming towards 34L for departure, I am like a kid at Christmas opening a gift. I do not know what I am going to get until it clears the trees and comes into full view, there is a sense of anticipation and excitement. But I also solved that by getting off of the beach and staying in the car park area, to where I could see the tail fins over the trees.

Mate,
You have out into words exactly why I have never bought a scanner ... I still love the thrill of the unknown arrival! For example, a LOT IL-62 arriving at Sydney during the eighties unexpectedly (for me) on it's way to Christchurch on a charter or a US Navy S-3 Viking with kangaroo markings (a real one-off apparently) that landed, taxied around the end of the Ansett terminal out of my sight and then taxied back about 15 minutes later and took off! It is still one of my favourite photos! I later heard it was dropping off some Admiral or someone and didn't even turn off it's engines before it departed again to it's mothership...

Quoting csturdiv (Reply 146):
Monday I took over 1000 photos

That's excellent, mate! You sound like me! I don't just take the side on 'dollar shots' ... I take all kinds of closeups and bits and pieces... I'm very unorthodox, lol. Sound like you?

Enjoy Sydney while you are here, mate. I'm up for a Sydney meet (sooner rather than later) ...
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:40 am

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 150):
Quoting csturdiv (Reply 148):Quoting EK413 (Reply 147):
You don't need scanners anymore, these days you can simply download the app onto your phone

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/liveatc-air-radio/id317809458?mt=8

I'll have to look for an Android one.

I'd love it if you could find an android one... Does it just use your data allowance? If so, how much data would be used in, let's say, 1hr of listening?

I've just used my friend google & found the following https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.liveatc.liveatc_app&hl=en
It just uses your data allowance, not sure how much though.

Other news, exciting news that is  
I've just heard through the grape vine QF's 75th B737 to be delivered will be sporting the long awaited retro livery http://i59.tinypic.com/f43fig.jpg

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:02 am

quote=777Jet,reply=150]I'd love it if you could find an android one... Does it just use your data allowance? If so, how much data would be used in, let's say, 1hr of listening?[/quote]

I'd hate to find out! I am on a month-to-month sim plan since I will only be a part time Aussie before I head back to our American office next September. I do have a 5GB plan, but I still would hate to go over!

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 151):
Mate,
You have out into words exactly why I have never bought a scanner ... I still love the thrill of the unknown arrival!

That is part of the fun. Monday part of my fun was getting a chance to see the NZ B789, which I did, but it departed off of 34R and I was not able to get a good shot of it. I'll have to find another way of getting out there to spot again, which will be hard as I will be moving closer into the city and away from the airport and will not have a car.

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 151):
That's excellent, mate! You sound like me! I don't just take the side on 'dollar shots' ... I take all kinds of closeups and bits and pieces... I'm very unorthodox, lol. Sound like you?

Enjoy Sydney while you are here, mate. I'm up for a Sydney meet (sooner rather than later) ...

I stayed in the carpark and didn't move around, so most of my shots are from the side view unless I got an arrival that was turning onto the taxi and got a head on shot. I am still looking through pictures I took in September, not sure when I'll get a chance to look at these.

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I've just heard through the grape vine QF's 75th B737 to be delivered will be sporting the long awaited retro livery 

That is a pretty sharp looking retro livery.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:32 am

Can anybody tell me the reg of the next bird to fly from LAX to SYD as QF12? The one that departs LAX Tuesday night local time and arrives in SYD on Thursday Morning local time...???

Quoting EK413 (Reply 152):

Awesome looking livery! It's about time we had our own retro-jet down under!

Quoting csturdiv (Reply 153):
I'd hate to find out! I am on a month-to-month sim plan since I will only be a part time Aussie before I head back to our American office next September. I do have a 5GB plan, but I still would hate to go over!

I'd hate to see the cost if you went over... Getting a local sim was the way to go - Overseas roaming scares me... Nonetheless, I use prepaid so I don't have to worry about some kind of rip off bill arriving...

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:01 am

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I've just heard through the grape vine QF's 75th B737 to be delivered will be sporting the long awaited retro livery

Oh please QF put it on a 744 before they disappear   

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:06 am

Quoting mal787 (Reply 155):
Oh please QF put it on a 744 before they disappear

Oh wouldn't that look great on the 744!

Having said that, I think it if was put on an A380 it would be the ugliest A380 livery going around             
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:55 am

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 156):
I think it if was put on an A380 it would be the ugliest A380 livery going around

I really, really disagree with you. I think the retro livery looks better on ANY aircraft than QF's current one, but would be spectacularly good on the A380!

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:03 am

I think they should go back in time and make this the livery for today. Then make todays livery a one off special.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:09 am

Quoting gemuser (Reply 157):
Quoting 777Jet (Reply 156):
I think it if was put on an A380 it would be the ugliest A380 livery going around

I really, really disagree with you. I think the retro livery looks better on ANY aircraft than QF's current one, but would be spectacularly good on the A380!

We will have to agree to disagree on this issue, mate!  

I can't see that ugly dull orange coloured stripe along the side / windows looking good on the A380...

If somebody has some spare time on their hands I'm sure photoshop could let us know  
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:12 am

Confirmed to be unveiled on the 75th B738 to be delivered in November  

Qantas will paint its newest Boeing 737 jet in a unique 'retro' livery to mark the 70th anniversary of the airline's iconic flying kangaroo logo.
That jet will also be the 75th Boeing 737-800 to join the Qantas fleet when it wings its way from Seattle to Australia in mid-November.
“Our kangaroo logo represents our proud history, inextricably linked with the development of commercial aviation in Australia" says Olivia Wirth, Qantas Group Executive for Brand, Marketing and Corporate Affairs.
"It has also become a symbol of ‘home’ to Australians travelling both here and abroad," Wirth said.

http://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-to-un...=flipper&utm_campaign=home-flipper

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:18 am

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Qantas will paint its newest Boeing 737 jet in a unique 'retro' livery to mark the 70th anniversary of the airline's iconic flying kangaroo logo.

I'll be disappointed if QF doesn't do something 'to mark' the retirement of one of its all time workhorses... the 767...  

767 retirement flight(s) please QF!!!

How much would it really cost them (as it would be good PR) to do something like one or two SYD-SYD flights like KLM is doing with the MD11, or a SYD-MEL-SYD special retirement flight - whatever route. Perhaps even for $76.73 AUD???
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:21 am

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 156):
Having said that, I think it if was put on an A380 it would be the ugliest A380 livery going around

Totally agree on that one

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:24 am

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 161):
I'll be disappointed if QF doesn't do something 'to mark' the retirement of one of its all time workhorses... the 767...

I'm afraid in the current climate QF can't afford to spend cash on a aircraft only to fly it to the desert.  

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:24 am

Quoting packersfan (Reply 158):
I think they should go back in time and make this the livery for today.

Yikes, no, please!

I guess retro liveries are okay for a one-off special, but I really don't like them. They were then - this is now.

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:36 am

Quoting EK413 (Reply 163):
I'm afraid in the current climate QF can't afford to spend cash on a aircraft only to fly it to the desert.

But KLM and Iran Air can  
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:40 am

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 159):
I can't see that ugly dull orange coloured stripe along the side / windows looking good on the A380...

What orange stripe? There is NO Orange stripe in that colour scheme!
[Hint: The stripe is ocher, the colour of the outback]

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:51 am

Quoting gemuser (Reply 166):
What orange stripe? There is NO Orange stripe in that colour scheme!
[Hint: The stripe is ocher, the colour of the outback]

Hint: that outback colour, 'ocher', whatever it is called, would be dirt ugly on the A380 regardless  

Thank you for the lesson today, I have now learned the name of the colour reflecting the outback, but IMO it would look nasty, almost vomit like, on the A380... 

Anyway, if QF can't afford QF retirement flights for the 767 (that customers would pay for anyway) I dob't we will ever have to see that livery on an A380 in the future as they probably couldn't afford the paint job (a cowboy hat, bandana on the roo, and Texas sticker on the front is as much as we'll have to see on the A380 as that's all QF can probably afford) j/k  
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:20 am

Just heard about the retro 737!
So excited.... I've been wanting one for years and it's been speculated about for ages.
I hope they do a 'V-Jet' and a TAA 'blue 70s' (or whatever it is nicknamed!) sometime on 737s as well...
Now, roll on the next indigenous scheme and the ANZAC Centenary scheme ...
And I agree that the new QF retro scheme would look horrendous on an A380...
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:29 am

Quoting gemuser (Reply 166):
Quoting bunumuring (Reply 168):

I opened a dedicated thread   Hopefully we have the retro scheme applied to a B747 Qantas To Unveil Retro Livery On Boeing 737 (by EK413 Oct 8 2014 in Civil Aviation)

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:46 am

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 167):
Hint: that outback colour, 'ocher', whatever it is called, would be dirt ugly on the A380 regardless

You, of course, are entitled to your opinion, but I really can't see why you would say that. Have you ever seen that colour scheme in the flesh? It looks very good on the B747 and as the A380 is intrinsically a better looking aircraft it should look great on it.

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:48 am

Quoting mariner (Reply 164):
Quoting packersfan (Reply 158):
I think they should go back in time and make this the livery for today.

Yikes, no, please!

I guess retro liveries are okay for a one-off special, but I really don't like them. They were then - this is now.

HaHa, sorry Mariner, I forgot to put the wink smilie in there.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:06 am

Quoting gemuser (Reply 170):
It looks very good on the B747 and as the A380 is intrinsically a better looking aircraft it should look great on it.

I just think that colour in particular is better suited to more pointy aircraft (nose, tail, etc.) like the 737 / 747. I just don't feel that colour would suit a very rounded, whale shaped plane like the A380. I actually don't mind the current QF livery on the A380 and think it looks better on the A380 than on other fleet types. I guess it comes down to what design and colours and being put onto what size / shaped aircraft. Some liveries will suit different types better. I would hope to be wrong in this isntance, but until I see it, I feel that that retro QF livery especially with the ocher colour would not suite the QF A380. I can't imagine some of the other retro liveries (TG - the TG retro 744 looked Great, as does their current A380 - their A380 looks awesome - but I don't think the TG retro livery would suite the A380) on A380s either...
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:19 pm

Looks like VH-XFJ went tech today on its second day of flying!

VA469 departed 4 hours late today.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:04 pm

Quoting packersfan (Reply 171):
HaHa, sorry Mariner, I forgot to put the wink smilie in there.

Oh, mate, you made my heart go pitty-pat!  

That said, if there are going to be retro liveries, I think this one is as good as it gets. But I'd rather see an Aboriginal livery on the A380 - I think it would look magnificent.

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:40 pm

Quoting mariner (Reply 174):

Wunala Dreaming scheme on a A380 now you are talking!

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:00 pm

Quoting EK413 (Reply 175):
Wunala Dreaming scheme on a A380 now you are talking!

EK413

Amen to that. And bring back Nalanji Dreaming as well. The last time we saw that was on a 743!
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:28 pm

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Confirmed to be unveiled on the 75th B738 to be delivered in November  

My question is how Qantas Lite will respond. With this?  
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:39 am

Quoting Sydscott (Reply 176):
Amen to that. And bring back Nalanji Dreaming as well. The last time we saw that was on a 743!

I'd be very surprised if any of the Dreamings get a rerun. AJ has stated that he sees these are belonging to a past regime and doesn't appear that interested in continuing the aboriginal themes. The new 738 with aboriginal scheme is a pretty half-hearted effort compared with its predecessors.

Wunala was stunning but was known to be expensive and added a lot of weight. I never felt the next two were as successful. The blue of Nalanji was a bit much and Yananyi truly deserved its nickname of the Vomit Comet.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:43 am

Quoting allrite (Reply 177):
My question is how Qantas Lite will respond. With this?

What do you mean respond? VA already have a few aircraft in the retro livery. Oh wait, they are still being repainted in the new livery   
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:46 am

Quoting mariner (Reply 174):
But I'd rather see an Aboriginal livery on the A380 - I think it would look magnificent.
Quoting EK413 (Reply 175):
Wunala Dreaming scheme on a A380 now you are talking!

I agree with that. I think something like Wunala would look great on an A380 - I just don't think the retro livery would suite the A380 though  
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:24 am

Quoting tullamarine (Reply 178):

I'm sure Paddy Bedford would appreciate his art being called 'half hearted'...His art, and this piece, is just another style of indigenous art...and there are many styles by many artists...And all indigenous art tells a story for a reason...You can't just 'slap some more colours or certain flora and fauna' on it to please the ignorant. I appreciate this new addition, because it showcases how diverse indigenous art is, and I've taken the time to research the 'meaning' of this piece. But hey..we are all entitled to our opinions.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:11 am

Or, instead of putting Yananyi, Wunula or Nalanji onto an A380, why not bring the old ochre and white Australian Airlines livery onto one? That would be one good looking A380    I'm struggling to find a photoshopped image to link to but it's the Australian Airlines that was flying all economy class 767's prior to JQ coming on the scene.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:57 am

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=781087471948029&id=767102926679817

It's reported that QF have changed the final QF B767 sector. The QF452 on the 27th December MEL - SYD departing at 17:00 arriving 18:25.

In an acknowledgment of the change, QF have offered those booked on the QF490 to change to the QF452 with no change fee if they wish to be on the final B767 sector.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:05 am

Quoting undertheradar (Reply 181):
I'm sure Paddy Bedford would appreciate his art being called 'half hearted'...His art, and this piece, is just another style of indigenous art...and there are many styles by many artists...And all indigenous art tells a story for a reason...You can't just 'slap some more colours or certain flora and fauna' on it to please the ignorant. I appreciate this new addition, because it showcases how diverse indigenous art is, and I've taken the time to research the 'meaning' of this piece. But hey..we are all entitled to our opinions.

I appreciate the style of it and the artwork itself but the problem is it looks like crap on an airplane. It's just the wrong canvas for the art.

Quoting tullamarine (Reply 178):
Wunala was stunning but was known to be expensive and added a lot of weight. I never felt the next two were as successful. The blue of Nalanji was a bit much and Yananyi truly deserved its nickname of the Vomit Comet.

I actually liked all three. They were all bright, bold and distinctive which, if you are going to paint a plane up in a special scheme, is an essential. You want it to fly into somewhere and for them to catch the eye and attention of those around. Wunala definitely did that, the other two less so but then they were mostly seen around Australia in the end whereas Wunala was the flagship.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:19 am

Quoting Sydscott (Reply 184):
I appreciate the style of it and the artwork itself but the problem is it looks like crap on an airplane. It's just the wrong canvas for the art.

They've pleased my eye, all of them.

Different? Sure. Unusual? Certainly, but they certainly caught my attention, which is a lot of the point of a livery.

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:29 am

Quoting Sydscott (Reply 184):
Quoting mariner (Reply 185):

Agreed! They are/ were unique to Qantas. I think they were great for brand Qantas, and brand Australia. Yeah the excess weight, blah blah blah, but surely it was a worth while investment?

Quoting allrite (Reply 177):
My question is how Qantas Lite will respond. With this?

I'd be very happy to see Yananyi, Wunula or Nalanji on a VA jet then not in the air at all.  
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:12 am

Quoting AirNiugini (Reply 186):
Agreed! They are/ were unique to Qantas. I think they were great for brand Qantas, and brand Australia. Yeah the excess weight, blah blah blah, but surely it was a worth while investment?

Mate, I couldn't agree with you more.
Wunula was like the Australian aviation ambassador to the world. I've had so many conversations with spotters and avgeeks worldwide where Wunula has featured and I still think to this day it is the most amazing 'contemporary' colourscheme (that was) flying. It was a HUGE mistake of Alan Joyce et al to let the PR and goodwill, not to mention the pride of indigenous art, be removed like that. A huge mistake.
I wasn't a fan of Nalanji Dreaming. It just didn't work as well as Wunula. Yanyani was my second favorite, until the fading became too obvious. Mendoorwoorrjjii is somewhere between Yanyani and Nalanji but I have only seen it once 'in the flesh' and very briefly so I reserve judgement on it.
I confidently predict that the next QF special colourscheme will be the ANZAC centenary one...
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:05 am

Quoting tullamarine (Reply 178):
Yananyi truly deserved its nickname of the Vomit Comet.

Completely disagree there... I think it was one of the best special liveries out there. Sat the 737 beautifully. May have been too much on anything bigger, but I got a kick whenever I saw it.

And, because it's not just a single persons painting, but rather an art piece that was intended to symbolize a whole culture, I just feel that it's a touch disrespectful to refer to it as vomit... Not denying that everyone is allowed an opinion on its aesthetics, but...
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:51 pm

Reported on World of Aviation Facebook page...

Etihad operated by Jet Airways Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Abu Dhabi – Kuala Lumpur (EY418/411, eff 01FEB15)

These are the flights operated by the VA 77W on Sundays. Is it possible that 9W will take over all flights or will VA continue their Sunday flights?
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:31 am

Quoting Bluebird191 (Reply 182):
Or, instead of putting Yananyi, Wunula or Nalanji onto an A380,

The only issue I had with Nalanji was the tail - I wish QF did a one-off blue tail on that livery. I just didn't like the usual red tail on Nalanji...

Quoting pugsley (Reply 183):
It's reported that QF have changed the final QF B767 sector. The QF452 on the 27th December MEL - SYD departing at 17:00 arriving 18:25.

Not surprised...

Quoting pugsley (Reply 183):
In an acknowledgment of the change, QF have offered those booked on the QF490 to change to the QF452 with no change fee if they wish to be on the final B767 sector.

How nice of QF. Glad they have some ethics j/k  
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:21 am

A Virgin Australia 737-8 did a fly-past of Bathurst race this morning. Anyone know the rego?

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 52):
What about a flight on the last QF767 flight?

I'm game.

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 52):
The 767 seems urgent to catch...

Indeed.

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 52):
I would love to catch a JQ 788 from SYD-MEL and then the final QF763 flight #490 back MEL-SYD.

This would be good.

Quoting pugsley (Reply 183):
It's reported that QF have changed the final QF B767 sector. The QF452 on the 27th December MEL - SYD departing at 17:00 arriving 18:25.

Thanks for sharing!

Quoting pugsley (Reply 183):
In an acknowledgment of the change, QF have offered those booked on the QF490 to change to the QF452 with no change fee if they wish to be on the final B767 sector.

Big respect for Qantas doing this. Many airlines wouldn't have bothered to alert Pax to the change, let alone wave the booking fee.

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 187):
Wunula was like the Australian aviation ambassador to the world.

  

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 190):
Not surprised...

Why?
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CBRboy
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:32 am

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 161):
'll be disappointed if QF doesn't do something 'to mark' the retirement of one of its all time workhorses... the 767...

767 retirement flight(s) please QF!!!
Quoting pugsley (Reply 183):
It's reported that QF have changed the final QF B767 sector. The QF452 on the 27th December MEL - SYD departing at 17:00 arriving 18:25.

In an acknowledgment of the change, QF have offered those booked on the QF490 to change to the QF452 with no change fee if they wish to be on the final B767 sector.

According to an AusBT story several days ago, "the Boeing 767s will do an informal ‘Australian tour’ – covering every mainland capital city" from 3 November. The details of the flights are listed in the linked story.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:02 am

Quoting cbrboy (Reply 192):
"the Boeing 767s will do an informal ‘Australian tour’ – covering every mainland capital city" from 3 November.

That would explain the slightly strange routes loaded, I did wonder why a 767 was popping up on routes such as BNE-ADL.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:46 am

does anyone know that will Qantas deploy more 330 on BNE-SYD? Apparently after 767s retired they tend to replace it with more 738s on the route, which is of course bad news for many people.

I hope I get to have more choices of flying twin-aisle aircraft on this route. I really dislike the cramped small 738.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:17 am

Quoting a19901213 (Reply 194):
does anyone know that will Qantas deploy more 330 on BNE-SYD?

It doesn't seem likely, but I would never say never. Both SYD-BNE and (slightly less so) SYD-MEL will be very, very 737 centric in the future.
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Flyingsottsman
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:24 am

Will QF have enough aircraft to cover all domestic flying once the 767s leave the fleet? Also once all the 763 are gone will all the A330s 200s and 300s be put onto SE Asian and Pacific flying?
Also the 70s retro livery on the 738 looks stunning, I wounder if they will do another aircraft in the VJet livery aswell?
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:37 am

Quoting Flyingsottsman (Reply 196):
will all the A330s 200s and 300s

A good portion of the A330s will be on domestic flying, mostly trans-con. How the separate-but-equal fleets will be divvied up is far from clear, but if you want an overly simple description there will be 10 333s for international and 20 332s for domestic, with 332s also on some international flights such as HNL etc.

Between the 12 A330s coming from JQ, continuing 737 deliveries (they're taken 5 this year IIRC???), the CBR/HBA 717s replacing former 737 flying, not to mention a desire to keep capacity steady they should be able to cover the 767 retirements without much sweat.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:17 pm

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel...rport/story-fnizu68q-1227087899646

"A VIRGIN Australia plane was directed to take last minute evasive action while coming into land at Gold Coast airport Sunday morning to avoid a light aircraft. "

Is this just News ltd overhyping things or was it really as close as they make out?
 
benjjk
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread 107

Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:59 pm

Quoting LandSweetLand (Reply 198):
Is this just News ltd overhyping things or was it really as close as they make out?

It's an aviation event, I think it's a safe assumption that it's over-hyped in the media!

Airservices says there was no loss of separation, so I think that's the end of that.

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