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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:46 am

This morning VHOGT was ferried to her final resting place in ASP until a buyer pops up.

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:51 am

Quoting gemuser (Reply 144):
Again, you make these unsubstantiated claims about the QF/EK JV! Give some evidence or stop it!!!

In the not too distant future, perhaps another A380 operator will disclose a regional alliance with EK, where disclosure requirements result in more detail, so you can extrapolate those to QF.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:44 am

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They should show this with a screening of Love Actually...that is where the concept was pinched from!!!
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:21 am

Quoting planesmart (Reply 151):
In the not too distant future, perhaps another A380 operator will disclose a regional alliance with EK, where disclosure requirements result in more detail, so you can extrapolate those to QF.

And what if those terms are different to that currently operated under by QF/EK ?? Extrapolation is hardly appropriate.      

With QF being a listed entity, it's disclosure requirements are fairly onerous already, and we have yet to learn the true extent of the revenue sharing arrangement (if any), so unless you work (or worked) for QF/EK (which I doubt, otherwise you'd be in a lot of trouble for leaking commercially sensitive information) any claims by you are just hearsay unless as the others have said, you do reveal sources.

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:26 am

Skytrans has ceased operations effective immediately. Statement on their website.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:32 am

Quoting qfvhoqa (Reply 147):
If QF aren't offering the same product to Asia that they do to LHR & USA, then they must feel there is a difference.

What im saying is that I think they need to have a good think about what the regional product should be. I feel that they have just taken the LHR/LAX/DFW product and cut it down which may not be quite the best way to do it.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:33 am

Here's the Skytrans statement in full...

Skytrans Homepage

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Welcome to Skytrans

Dear valued passengers, suppliers, staff, key stakeholder and friends of Skytrans,

Skytrans Pty Ltd, the Cairns based, family owned and commercially operated airline which celebrated its 25th year of serving the people and communities of North Queensland, carried its last passenger this afternoon, Friday 2nd January 2015.

Skytrans Pty Ltd has made the decision to cease trading, effective immediately. As the Managing Director, I will seek legal and financial advice over the next few days regarding options for the business moving forward, but to be clear, it does not include the recommencement of flights in the short to medium term.

As Managing Director I have a lawful responsibility to notify regulators and other significant stakeholders when there are key impacts on the business. This has been one of those times.

This is not only a sad day for the business, but more importantly for our staff and indeed the passengers and communities of North Queensland. Yesterday, the 1st of January 2015 marked our 25th anniversary of serving the people of Queensland, particularly outback and regional Queensland, the Gulf country and Cape York.

Today there is no celebration, beyond the pride everyone in Skytrans shares in having delivered a safe reliable passenger and freight service to communities as diverse as Birdsville and Boulia, Bamaga and Brisbane. We will miss them all, for they have all been relationships built over a lifetime of trust and mutual support, collaboration and shared endeavour, and good old fashioned friendships forged easily between good people.


Skytrans Media Statement
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Another Australian Airline bites the dust... what a horror few years it has been with the loss of many Airlines!

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:47 am

Quoting BAeRJ100 (Reply 154):

Unfortunate. REX's gain is Skytrans loss.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:26 pm

After all that hullabaloo about VH-OJAs retirement after the "final" ceremonial LAX flight and going to a museum and yet the aircraft returned to Aus and has been back in service ever since? Has retirement been deferred? I know OJI was supposed to follow shortly behind.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:22 am

QF772 just had a very long diversion PER-MEL due to the bushfires near the Grampians and the large storm front that's crossing Victoria. Scenic route to King Island!

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:02 am

Just landed at MEL before and have noticed heaps of go arounds occurring - SQ207, a couple of VA flights (ADL and CHC), JQ. Doesn't seem to be normal - possible debris on the runway or is something else going on?
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:17 am

Quoting Rotation (Reply 160):

Just landed at MEL before and have noticed heaps of go arounds occurring - SQ207, a couple of VA flights (ADL and CHC), JQ. Doesn't seem to be normal - possible debris on the runway or is something else going on?

Given the weather at Melbourne and looking back on the fact that most of the flights were redirected to the other runway after going around, I'm thinking maybe it had something to do with the wind/weather change that was coming through.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:43 am

Hello everyone,

Just wanted to introduce myself! I've been a long time lurker and member (though not paid up) for sometime now and I'm an AVID reader of all the Australian Aviation threads. My local airport is Bathurst (yay me!) but soon to be Port Macquarie. I'm looking forward to chiming in from time to time in these threads and the Aussie related ones too, when time permits. As a high school teacher, I have no connection to aviation from a professional standpoint, I'm just a keen (somewhat too keen haha) observer.

Cheers,
Tom

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:40 am

Quoting alatar144 (Reply 162):
Hello everyone,

Welcome Tom. Some photos of ac activity at Bathurst and Port Macquarie would be good if and when you can, cheers.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:10 am

What is the latest with Indonesia air Asia x operating bali-Melbourne.

The media has been focussed on the loss of QZ, and surprisingly nothing mentioned on the Melbourne issue.

Have booked for August 15 and wondering if I should cancel.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:01 am

Does anybody know how the QF flight to Vancouver went, was it a full flight and could QF return back to Vancouver full time?
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:02 am

Quoting alatar144 (Reply 162):
Hello everyone,

Just wanted to introduce myself! I've been a long time lurker and member (though not paid up) for sometime now and I'm an AVID reader of all the Australian Aviation threads. My local airport is Bathurst (yay me!) but soon to be Port Macquarie. I'm looking forward to chiming in from time to time in these threads and the Aussie related ones too, when time permits. As a high school teacher, I have no connection to aviation from a professional standpoint, I'm just a keen (somewhat too keen haha) observer.

Cheers,
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:08 pm

Welcome Tom I was like you read a lot before becoming a member and yes I am married to a school teacher anyway welcome  
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:18 pm

Does anyone know when QPA is due out for the Hanger with the new interiors fitted?

Also, just found a great little review from AUSBT on the new QF product... There are also some pictures of the Y product in the comments section below the review... Looking good QFhttp://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-busin...=flipper&utm_campaign=home-flipper
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:02 pm

^^ VH-EBV was the first with the new product and flew SYD -PER on 31 dec.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:19 am

Quoting AirNiugini (Reply 168):
Does anyone know when QPA is due out for the Hanger with the new interiors fitted?

Good question. It went in some time ago. I don't know how long the re-fit takes, but would they also do some heavy maintenance at the same time?

Quoting Airvan00 (Reply 169):
VH-EBV was the first with the new product and flew SYD -PER on 31 dec.

VH-EBV = first QF 332 with new product.
VH-QPA = first QF 333 with new product.

 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:25 am

Looks like Qantas will be flying SYD - PER - IST for the Centenary of Anzac day. The flight will be using QF100 in each direction... Nice touch QF.  Smile

"Fly direct with Qantas Sydney-Perth-Istanbul* on 21 April and return 28 April, timed so you can take the opportunity to travel onwards to Gallipoli for the Centenary of Anzac commemorative services." Qantas.com.au

http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airl...stralia-to-istanbul-direct:lang:en

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:49 am

Quoting AirNiugini (Reply 171):

They have actually chosen to fly to SAW instead of IST. I guess this is a charter that they have extra seats available to sell.

The schedule isn't too friendly for ex-PER pax with a 2:30am departure to SAW.

SYD-PER 2130-0030
PER-SAW 0230-1230

SAW-PER 1400-0920
PER-SYD 1100-1715

I also see that today is the last time QF will fly BNE-PQQ. Must have missed that one being announced.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:41 am

Quoting AirNiugini (Reply 171):
Quoting qfvhoqa (Reply 172):

Quite an interesting development, I thought. Perhaps it is a charter with spare seats, but even so you'd wonder about the transaction costs for QF getting regulatory approval to sell seats on the two flights, developing the publicity materials, modifying their website etc. This could easily exceed the potential profit from seat sales, although I suppose much of the cost is just more work for existing QF staff. Speaking of seat sales, QF is also unable to charge a premium for a unique service - the seats are being priced the same as the EK services to and from IST.

I'm wondering what happens to the 744 during the week between the outbound and return flights?

From QF viewpoint I guess this exercise could be justified partly for the publicity it gains.

Edited to correct typo.

[Edited 2015-01-04 18:45:14]
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:55 am

Quoting qfvhoqa (Reply 172):
They have actually chosen to fly to SAW instead of IST

Oh yes... My mistake.  
Quoting cbrboy (Reply 173):
I'm wondering what happens to the 744 during the week between the outbound and return flights?

7 days is a long time to have a 744 on the ground. QF might be able to find some charter work for that week out of Istanbul. Maybe OJA is going to stick around for a little longer.   
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:14 am

Quoting cbrboy (Reply 173):

Qantas, 'The Spirit of Australia'. Say no more!? Wouldn't surprise me if the aircraft carries a logo of some kind for ANZAC Centenary as well.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:41 am

Quoting AirNiugini (Reply 174):
Maybe OJA is going to stick around for a little longer.

Yes, that was my instinctive reaction, too! The rest of the fleet is being worked pretty hard with the recent schedule adjustments such as current 2-a-week YVR services and impending introduction of 3-a-week MEL-LAX flights.

Australian Aviation reports that the outward service (at least) will be operated by a 364-seat (ie refurbished) aircraft.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:58 am

Quoting cbrboy (Reply 173):
Speaking of seat sales, QF is also unable to charge a premium for a unique service - the seats are being priced the same as the EK services to and from IST.

It would probably be easier for QF to run it's own flight for the charter than trying to book a block of seats on EK SYD-DXB-IST. Especially if there is high demand around the ANZAC centenary.

Quoting cbrboy (Reply 173):
I'm wondering what happens to the 744 during the week between the outbound and return flights?

The lucky crew get a lot of time off?   Reminiscent of the old days at QF with week long slips downroute?

Quoting AirNiugini (Reply 174):
Maybe OJA is going to stick around for a little longer.

OJA has not only returned from it's retirement flight to LAX, it has also been in service for the past week. Maybe the fleet was going to be stretched too thin with 744s on SYD-YVR & MEL-LAX and A380 on SYD-HKG?

Quoting cbrboy (Reply 176):
Australian Aviation reports that the outward service (at least) will be operated by a 364-seat (ie refurbished) aircraft.

The Qantas Agents' website confirms that it will be an A380-style 744.
"Passengers can join the flight from either Sydney or Perth. The service will be operated by a reconfigured Boeing 747 aircraft which seats 364 passengers across."
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:43 am

Quoting qfvhoqa (Reply 177):
a reconfigured Boeing 747 aircraft which seats 364 passengers across

ie much tighter than the EK ten-abreast 777!    That's a silly error on the QF website - obviously should have said across three or four classes.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:10 am

Quoting AirNiugini (Reply 168):
Does anyone know when QPA is due out for the Hanger with the new interiors fitted?

It's been in there since November 3 according to the Qantas Source so one presumes they are doing heavy maintenance on it along with the refurbishment. It will be interesting to see when the next one goes in for refurb. Will it be one of the existing fleet or one of the JQ transfers?

Quoting qfvhoqa (Reply 177):
OJA has not only returned from it's retirement flight to LAX, it has also been in service for the past week. Maybe the fleet was going to be stretched too thin with 744s on SYD-YVR & MEL-LAX and A380 on SYD-HKG?

Definitely! Maybe this is the proof we need that QF won't be able to get down to the 9 744's AJ has been talking about? (Or the 9 plus 1)

Quoting BA174 (Reply 158):
I know OJI was supposed to follow shortly behind.

I'm pretty sure that is still operating as well. It will be interesting to see what happens after the YVR, Istanbul and Antartic charters are done and whether QF can get down to the their stated 9 744's plus the 1 for charters etc.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:41 am

I've read an A380, VH-OQF and a 747, VH-OJS were hit by catering trucks hence the use of VH-OJA
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:56 am

Quoting threefourthree (Reply 180):
I've read an A380, VH-OQF and a 747, VH-OJS were hit by catering trucks hence the use of VH-OJA

The same truck? Must have been a demolition derby at SYD that I missed!  
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:55 am

Quoting threefourthree (Reply 180):
I've read an A380, VH-OQF and a 747, VH-OJS were hit by catering trucks hence the use of VH-OJA

One A380 went tech today hence today's rescheduled QF11 of 1900 & VHOJS will be out of action for a little while longer I'd say. Worth noting the old girl VHOJA returned this afternoon as QF64 JNB-SYD. They must've realised what a realiable piece of work she is so thrown her a life line.

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:25 am

Quoting qfvhoqa (Reply 172):
They have actually chosen to fly to SAW instead of IST. I guess this is a charter that they have extra seats available to sell.

The schedule isn't too friendly for ex-PER pax with a 2:30am departure to SAW.

SYD-PER 2130-0030
PER-SAW 0230-1230

SAW-PER 1400-0920
PER-SYD 1100-1715

To be fair, the majority of the passengers will be ex East Coast (and who cares about PER anyway    ) so the schedule is such to enable adequate connections in SYD and to also enable the standard late afternoon/night departure ex Australia --> next morning Europe arrival. PER also happens to be a logical stopping point for the compulsory technical fuel stop.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:33 am

Quoting TN486 (Reply 163):
Some photos of ac activity at Bathurst and Port Macquarie would be good if and when you can, cheers.

I'll see what I can do! Bathurst is closed to commercial traffic for the next 6 weeks or so for runway refurbs so I can't get any Rex shots....

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 166):
Welcome to the forum Tom!  

I lurked for over a decade before joining but I was glad when I finally joined...   

However, the amount of time I spend on this site might result in a divorce so I need to be careful  

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It's an addictive site to frequent!
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:45 am

Does anyone know when the 738 refurbs will start?

Certainly very impressed with the refit of the A330s. Hopefully QF can try and maintain some momentum moving forward. I do like the new IFE interface.

If only our airports matched the high standards of choice and service we enjoy with our Airlines, we would have one of the most enjoyable aviation industries in the world from a passenger perspective.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:49 am

While I have heard that some might answer "Why?!?", I have just booked a weekend trip to Canberra for late February on QF and partners. For one, I am interested in history and politics, so visiting the capital while I am living here is needed before I go home later this year. And secondly, on the way out from SYD I am on a B717 (which I have never been on) and I booked a DH3 on the way home (which I have never been on either, that I can recall). So this will be a trip of many firsts for me.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:21 am

I do know VH-OEB/OJM are set to be in service until 2016/2017.

How long is OJS set to be out of action for? OJA seems to be back into the fold having operated several NRT and JNB rotations since it's ceremonial "retirement flight" in December.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:22 am

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 185):
Does anyone know when the 738 refurbs will start?

The original press releases state mid 2015.

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 185):
If only our airports matched the high standards of choice and service we enjoy with our Airlines, we would have one of the most enjoyable aviation industries in the world from a passenger perspective.

I'm going to say it again, having been in PER again for Christmas what an utterly appalling job Westralia Airports are doing managing Perth Airport. A Virgin terminal that is hugely delayed and behind schedule, an International terminal that its A380 gate delayed multiple times and a Qantas domestic terminal which is simply not big enough for the pax volume. I'm really surprised that the Federal Government doesn't more actively seek compliance with the terms of the airports lease because you can compare that debacle to the excellent work that has happened at ADL over the same period.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:31 am

Quoting Sydscott (Reply 188):
I'm going to say it again, having been in PER again for Christmas what an utterly appalling job Westralia Airports are doing managing Perth Airport. A Virgin terminal that is hugely delayed and behind schedule, an International terminal that its A380 gate delayed multiple times and a Qantas domestic terminal which is simply not big enough for the pax volume. I'm really surprised that the Federal Government doesn't more actively seek compliance with the terms of the airports lease because you can compare that debacle to the excellent work that has happened at ADL over the same period.

It has been very disappointing.

Frankly though, WA has been a difficult place to get anything done in my experience over the last few years. Not sure whats causing it, but it just doesn't work the way it should. Everything is made more complex and expensive than it needs to be, and PER airport is no exception to that by the looks of it.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:47 am

Quoting csturdiv (Reply 186):

There's plenty of interesting things to see and do in Canberra.

The 717s are OK - I think Qantas introduced them on SYD-CBR-MEL in the face of a downturn in government travel and to keep competitive against VA's Embraer jets. (VA themselves have since started flying mainly ATRs SYD-CBR). In my limited experience in the 717s I have never found a working iPad for the IFE. I didn't realise that DH3s were still operating into CBR: thought that they had all been replaced by the Q400s.

Sparked by Sydscott's comments about Perth Airport, I'll also venture that you will be pleasantly surprised by the excellent new(ish) Canberra Airport. If you are a high-status QF frequent flyer then the QF Business Lounge is really good.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:31 am

Quoting Sydscott (Reply 188):
I'm really surprised that the Federal Government doesn't more actively seek compliance with the terms of the airports lease because you can compare that debacle to the excellent work that has happened at ADL over the same period.

Fully agree, although my blanket statement was not fair on ADL or CBR which I find fantastic world class airports to travel through.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:45 pm

Quoting cbrboy (Reply 190):
Sparked by Sydscott's comments about Perth Airport, I'll also venture that you will be pleasantly surprised by the excellent new(ish) Canberra Airport. If you are a high-status QF frequent flyer then the QF Business Lounge is really good.

No, I have no status with Qantas, I am just an average status flyer with American Airlines. The 717 IFE will not be a problem, I have my own tablet and also have a window seat so I will be looking at scenery for part of the country that I have not seen yet.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:56 pm

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 191):

CBR has come a long way from it's old self! The old AN area of the terminal that the then-DJ were using was miserable.

Quoting csturdiv (Reply 192):

Your DH3 will keep you low enough to enjoy the scenery below. This time of year it will be pretty dry though.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:06 pm

After reading this article in ABT I've realised that Qantas will lack a lounge in HND, unlike NRT. I rather like the Qantas lounge for the ability to bring in my wife and kid and have a shower before the overnight flight using Qantas Club membership. Not sure what will be possible at HND considering that partner lounge entry can be rather more restrictive.

Quoting cbrboy (Reply 190):
There's plenty of interesting things to see and do in Canberra.

  

I lived there for 3 years and return there for work purposes occasionally and there are still many things I haven't done or would like to do again.

Quoting cbrboy (Reply 190):
I'll also venture that you will be pleasantly surprised by the excellent new(ish) Canberra Airport. If you are a high-status QF frequent flyer then the QF Business Lounge is really good.

   The terminal is really nice. Such a pity it doesn't get international flights for variety.  
Quoting csturdiv (Reply 192):
The 717 IFE will not be a problem, I have my own tablet and also have a window seat so I will be looking at scenery for part of the country that I have not seen yet.

There's barely enough time to use IFE anyway - maybe while waiting to taxi to the runway in SYD! Every flight there is something to see out of the window to CBR. I've got plenty of trip reports here if you are interested, but so far none on the 717.  
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:12 pm

It's interesting that AC seems to have switched from 77L to 77W for the summer season. No wonder QF was keen to run some YVR services.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:42 pm

Quoting allrite (Reply 194):
I've got plenty of trip reports here if you are interested, but so far none on the 717.

I've just read the ATR-72-600 report, great trip report! interesting to see so many wind farms out west  
Quoting luftaom (Reply 195):
It's interesting that AC seems to have switched from 77L to 77W for the summer season. No wonder QF was keen to run some YVR services.

& heavily weight restricted I'd say  

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:08 am

OGM joined OGT, OGR & OGS out at ASP this morning.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:05 am

Quoting DeltaB717 (Reply 197):
OGM joined OGT, OGR & OGS out at ASP this morning.

Are these the birds that will fly again with a different airline?

If so, how long would they likely remain in ASP?

Now might be a good time to visit Alice Springs...

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 112

Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:08 am

Quoting DeltaB717 (Reply 197):
OGM joined OGT, OGR & OGS out at ASP this morning.

Qantas could almost open up an 767 backpackers hotel in ASP, then Jestar cloud offer fly + stay packages.....

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