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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:15 am

Quoting vhebb (Reply 69):


Once the A330 upgrade program is complete the following PTV fitted A332s will be able to operate both domestic and international routes:

VH-EBM
VH-EBN
VH-EBO
VH-EBP
VH-EBQ
VH-EBR
VH-EBS
VH-EBV

The remaining 10 iPad A332s VH-EBA thru VH-EBL will be domestic only A330s.

What about EBL? I was under the impression it has In seat IFE as it does HNL along with EBG.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:22 am

Quoting thai77w (Reply 100):
What about EBL? I was under the impression it has In seat IFE as it does HNL along with EBG.

They both do in Y, but these will apparently be removed when they are refurbished since they are both slated to get the wifi IFE and supplied iPads in Y and eX3 in J.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:47 am

As I was drifting off to sleep last night (Thu 19 Nov) around 11:20pm at my place in Newtown, a few km from SYD, I heard an unusual rumble for that time of night - the rumble I usually associate with heavies departing from 16R. Unusual for being after curfew. I checked flightradar and saw that it was CI52 on its way to TPE. Any ideas why it would have got special dispensation to leave that late? It was obviously delayed over an hour.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:17 pm

CX will be operating the first international flight out of Brisbane Wellcamp next week on the SYD-BTW-HKG route with a 747-8F.

Also expecting an announcement with a new passenger service to Australia very soon which I think will be very welcomed by the locals.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:38 pm

For the spotters out there QF VH-OGR has made a brief return to SYD from ASP prior to being ferried off to the states. Will provide an update regarding her departure time & date  

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:59 pm

Quoting QF175 (Reply 88):

Is this actually new capacity or just the phased implementation if the existing capacity under the bilateral? The Australia-UAE bilateral is written so that the number of permitted frequencies increases every 12 months, and I have a feeling that this is just this years allocation rather than an additional capacity allocation.

Quoting aryonoco (Reply 95):

Under DFAT policy we would need a free trade agreement first, but expect an open skies agreement to be announced within seconds of an FTA been signed!
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:38 pm

Quoting zeke (Reply 103):
Also expecting an announcement with a new passenger service to Australia very soon which I think will be very welcomed by the locals.

Give us a clue at least.  
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:26 pm

Anyone else heard the rumour that Emirates will operate an additional daily A380 service to Perth towards the end of 2016, replacing the existing 77W?

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 105):

Not sure sorry!

[Edited 2015-11-20 14:53:09]
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:03 pm

Quoting QF175 (Reply 107):

I heard it earlier this year while I was in DXB.

It would make sense as passenger numbers pick up, rather than restoring the previous EK422/EK423 rotation. It would be more cost effective and produce the standardisation of product that EK has previously stated is desirable in the Australian market.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:17 am

Quoting allrite (Reply 97):
I truly hope that Qantas doesn't order any variant of the 777 because we'd lose about a third of the Aus Aviation related content on A.net if they ever did.

True, but I still hope they order them  
Quoting QF2220 (Reply 98):
Though it would be temporarily replaced with should the new 777s on order be 10 abreast or 9 abreast...

I think we could all agree that 777s shouldn't have more than 9 seats abreast in Y - from a pax perspective that is.

Quoting jupiter2 (Reply 99):
Exactly, it would just be replaced by how uncomfortable and noisy 777's are.

Doesn't seem to stop airlines buying them though.

Airlines sure do love buying them, and most of the time they're flying around pretty full  
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:26 am

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 105):
Under DFAT policy we would need a free trade agreement first

Fair enough. Makes sense.

Here's to the FTA with UAE then.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:47 am

Quoting QF175 (Reply 107):
Anyone else heard the rumour that Emirates will operate an additional daily A380 service to Perth towards the end of 2016, replacing the existing 77W?

I heard this a couple of months ago though I was told late this year/early next year which I thought wasn't going to happen as EK tends to announce route upgrades months in advance. Late in 2016 sounds plausible.

Quoting WearyDrover (Reply 108):
It would make sense as passenger numbers pick up, rather than restoring the previous EK422/EK423 rotation. It would be more cost effective and produce the standardisation of product that EK has previously stated is desirable in the Australian market.

Agreed. From what I have heard both flights have high load factors (EK420/421-A388 and EK424/425-77W) so an upgrade of the second flight makes sense. I always thought that when EK422/423 operated this flight wasn't popular as it was the only EK flight from Australia that used the pre midnight bank and getting you a early morning arrival into Europe. I did hear back in Oct 2013 (though Oct is a bit lighter in terms of passenger numbers) there was one flight that departed with only 50 passengers on board.

Quoting zeke (Reply 103):
Also expecting an announcement with a new passenger service to Australia very soon which I think will be very welcomed by the locals.
Quoting ben175 (Reply 106):
Give us a clue at least

Well we can rule SYD, BNE, MEL & PER out due to the bilateral. Both ADL & CNS already have flights. So maybe OOL, DRW, CBR, HBA.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:54 am

Quoting ben175 (Reply 106):
Give us a clue at least.

Not before its announced by someone authorized to do so.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:05 am

Quoting ben175 (Reply 106):
Quoting zeke (Reply 103):
Also expecting an announcement with a new passenger service to Australia very soon which I think will be very welcomed by the locals.

Give us a clue at least.
Quoting zeke (Reply 112):
Quoting ben175 (Reply 106):
Give us a clue at least.

Not before its announced by someone authorized to do so.

DragonAir to OOL.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:34 am

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 113):
DragonAir to OOL.

Will OOL be getting any international upgrades soon?

I flew Scoot into and out of there a month ago and it was unpleasant to say the least. You have at least Scoot, AirAsia, NZ and a JQ international arriving and departing around the same time. The queue for non-Australian/NZ passport holders was backed up out onto the tarmac, on a frightfully cold morning. 'Welcome to Australia!'
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:50 am

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 114):
The queue for non-Australian/NZ passport holders was backed up out onto the tarmac, on a frightfully cold morning.

The electronic passport lanes are more for just Australians and the east islanders. Many passports are accepted, eg HKG & SIN. They even have started to roll out electronic passport outbound across Australia (except for crew).
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:11 am

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 113):

I'd say HKG-OOL seems most likely but not on KA. Their longest flight is ~6 hours to BLR so OOL would be KA's longest flight by far. CX has been operating CNY charters to OOL so if anyone flies there it would be CX over KA. It could be to scare off HX who are starting HKG-OOL-CNS-HKG soon.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:27 am

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 114):
The queue for non-Australian/NZ passport holders was backed up out onto the tarmac, on a frightfully cold morning. 'Welcome to Australia!'

Even more fun when it rains at OOL!

Or when you get to observe the wheelchair lift in operation in heavy rain...

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:00 am

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 117):
Welcome to the third world  

I sure hope that's a joke! OOL serves its purpose very well, it's cheap, relatively small and close to the GC. All international flights into OOL only have economy and a discount J product anyway - there isn't the expectation of a regular capital city airport. Yes, the lines can be long but plans for expansion are well underway.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:46 am

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 117):
Welcome to the third world
Quoting TruemanQLD (Reply 118):
Yes, the lines can be long but plans for expansion are well underway.

That was the point... OOL wants to be taken seriously as a competitor to BNE and SYD for everyone from Brisbane to Port Macquarie. Forcing people to stand outside in whatever weather is present, particularly when most of them have just endured 9 abreast in a 787 or A330 for 8-10 hours is probably not a good look and it urgently needs to be fixed because it is very 'third world'.

The new terminal does look good though and will finally bring the airport into modernity. Curious is there are any other airports the 787 flies to where passengers have to use stairs, surely wouldn't be very many.

Budget passengers don't expect much, they do expect to not stand outside for an hour.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:50 am

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 114):
The queue for non-Australian/NZ passport holders was backed up out onto the tarmac

Theres been times I've been to OOL in the early morning from AKL, and the NZ/AU que was out on the Tarmac.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:05 am

Quoting zkncj (Reply 120):
Theres been times I've been to OOL in the early morning from AKL, and the NZ/AU que was out on the Tarmac.

Seriously? You get what you pay for. If you want to stay dry then pay the extra $ and fly to BNE.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:28 am

Quoting edmountain (Reply 121):
If you want to stay dry then pay the extra $ and fly to BNE.

Often AKL-OOL on NZ/VA costs more than AKL-BNE.

OOL is seen an premium from Auckland, due to it being right in the Gold Coast. Where as its about an hour on the Motorway down from Brisbane Airport.

The main benefit of AKL-BNE is NZ flies 777-300ERs and EK A380s.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:32 am

Quoting qf789 (Reply 111):
Well we can rule SYD, BNE, MEL & PER out due to the bilateral. Both ADL & CNS already have flights. So maybe OOL, DRW, CBR, HBA.

A "new passenger service" doesn't necessarily read as a new route to me. I'm thinking it could be a four class 77W to SYD, plans for a CX lounge at SYD or MEL or even something to do with the A350.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:27 am

Quoting zeke (Reply 103):
CX will be operating the first international flight out of Brisbane Wellcamp next week on the SYD-BTW-HKG route with a 747-8F.

Also expecting an announcement with a new passenger service to Australia very soon which I think will be very welcomed by the locals.

I believe there is also a CX A330 charter next year to BTW.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:53 am

Quoting ZuluAlpha (Reply 62):
Information I received was the airspace over MNL had been closed (to all but a few ops) due to the APEC summit currently in MNL.

Hi guys,
A very close mate of mine was on that flight.
And my ears are still ringing from his fury over what happened ...
Yes, airspace was closed by personal command of the Philippines President due to APEC with very very little notice. My mate was already enroute to the airport when it happened and QF19 was delayed beyond QF's control. My mate said that the terminal was chaotic and highly overcrowded. He is a top tier QFF and the Qantas business lounge facilities were closed due to refurbishment. He was 'sent' to another airline's lounge (I actually can't remember which one he told me) but it was overcrowded too. Very very strangely, his travelling companion is a Qantas staff member travelling on a staff ticket and she was rebooked off QF19 and onto the Cebu Pacific Sydney flight which left many hours before QF19's eventual take-off! My mate had paid out of his pocket for his ticket (a holiday) yet he had to wait in 'poor' conditions.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:32 pm

Quoting TruemanQLD (Reply 118):
Quoting 777Jet (Reply 117):
Welcome to the third world

I sure hope that's a joke!

No. It's not a joke. Walking on the tarmac in the rain and getting soaked is most certainly no joke.

Extending the undercover walkway area to a point at each parking bay where some undercover air-stairs could connect to the plane wouldn't have been a costly investment given it would prevent passengers from getting soaked in the rain...

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 119):
Budget passengers don't expect much, they do expect to not stand outside for an hour.

No passengers expect to get soaked by rain as well.

Quoting edmountain (Reply 121):
Quoting zkncj (Reply 120):
Theres been times I've been to OOL in the early morning from AKL, and the NZ/AU que was out on the Tarmac.

Seriously? You get what you pay for. If you want to stay dry then pay the extra $ and fly to BNE.

Seriously? There is not much difference in terms of $. Who would want to fly into BNE if they are going to visit the Gold Coast? OOL is much more conveniently located.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:50 pm

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 126):
No passengers expect to get soaked by rain as well.

Some do, in the USA, and don't seem to mind. Worst case, there are things called umbrellas.



Quoting 777Jet (Reply 126):
Who would want to fly into BNE if they are going to visit the Gold Coast

Those who mind getting soaked by rain?

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:16 pm

Quoting mariner (Reply 127):
Quoting 777Jet (Reply 126):
No passengers expect to get soaked by rain as well.

Some do, in the USA, and don't seem to mind. Worst case, there are things called umbrellas.

Thank God you're not running an airport - unless your airport provide umbrellas to passengers because of its lack of infrastructure  

BTW the undercover airstairs that TG use in BKK leave those cheap looking things in your pic for dead - I'm glad TG has done something right by investing is some sets of proper undercover airstairs  
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:20 pm

Quoting qf789 (Reply 111):
So maybe OOL, DRW, CBR, HBA.

Local chatter in Canberra is still that there will be an international airline into CBR 'in the near future' ... but Cathay Pacific isn't one of the first airlines mentioned in speculation. Maybe one of our Canberra a.netters may know more? I live nearby but not in Canberra.
I still believe that Air NZ and / or Fiji Airways will be the next to give Canberra a go ... FJ for the second time in recent years! I just can't see the ME3 running their smallest planes on what would have to be at least a one-stop service from the ME to CBR with their smallest relevant types of widebodies on any meaningful schedule. I guess if QF was onboard as a JV it may work for a certain ME3 however...
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:24 pm

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 128):
Thank God you're not running an airport - unless your airport provide umbrellas to passengers because of its lack of infrastructure

It reminds me of the good ol' days of flying, when it was a bit of an adventure.

LHR terminals were canvas marquees and duck boards on the ground to cover the mud when I first flew from there.

It didn't stop anyone from flying.

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:56 am

Not to hijack the thread again, but last week someone senior from Woolworths rang me to interview me about my loudly voiced concerns over them dropping QFF and the changes to the Everyday Rewards > Woolworths Rewards scheme... seems that they are listening to the 'outcry' ...
Now, if only someone like Mike Baird would ring me to discuss my loudly voiced opinions on Badgerys Creek ... or maybe I should run for Parliament on an a.net ticket with others. Any volunteers? I would definitely be Prime Minister and Minister for Aviation (hehehehe...)
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:59 am

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 128):

Off the top of my head I can only think of 9 airports in the whole of Australia that have air bridges: SYD, MEL, BNE, CBR, TSV, CNS, ADL, PER and DRW. Now admittedly other than the occasional PHE-DPS and MCY-AKL, OOL is the only one regularly handling international flights that doesn't have air bridges, but overall they are virtually nonexistent outside of capital airports in this country.

If that makes Australia "third world" then so be it.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:09 am

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 129):
Local chatter in Canberra is still that there will be an international airline into CBR 'in the near future'

Stephen Byron has been saying that for what? 10 years?

Surely an A320 from AKL will come before an A330 from HKG...

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 131):
Everyday Rewards > Woolworths Rewards scheme... seems that they are listening to the 'outcry' ...

When I found out that you only earn points on a select few items and the rest of your shop is nothing, I was thoroughly unimpressed. I do mainly $20-40 shops at woolies a couple of times a week and have earned a measly 2 Woolworths dollars so far. Thank God they haven't changed the credit card. 1 point per dollar on Visa with such a low fee is great.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:19 am

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 131):
Not to hijack the thread again

Hey mate, did you get my PM regarding the "C32"?
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:03 am

Quoting EK413 (Reply 104):

For the spotters out there QF VH-OGR has made a brief return to SYD from ASP prior to being ferried off to the states. Will provide an update regarding her departure time & date  

EK413

Yes I saw her at the QF Jet base sans her titles late last week, but still wearing her distinctive red tail. I understand from a mate in engineering that she is due to depart Sydney on Tuesday the 24th of Nov as QF6019 non-stop to VCV. Is OGR headed for WestJet?

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:11 am

Quoting mariner (Reply 130):

LHR terminals were canvas marquees and duck boards on the ground to cover the mud when I first flew from there.

Sounds just kike CPT in the lead up to the World Cup a few years ago. The departure lounge in which I waited for the flight to JNB was a giant marquee.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:40 am

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 131):
I would definitely be Prime Minister and Minister for Aviation (hehehehe...)

You can't have your cake and eat it too. You be the PM, and I shall be the Minister for Aviation.

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 132):
Off the top of my head I can only think of 9 airports in the whole of Australia that have air bridges: SYD, MEL, BNE, CBR, TSV, CNS, ADL, PER and DRW. Now admittedly other than the occasional PHE-DPS and MCY-AKL, OOL is the only one regularly handling international flights that doesn't have air bridges, but overall they are virtually nonexistent outside of capital airports in this country.

If that makes Australia "third world" then so be i

   I remember using MEB on some very wet days, and there were receptacles at the foot of the airstairs and at the gates chockers with umbrellas. You were trusted to leave them behind when you had finished with them. The AN and TN hosties assisted you with the "trust", and you know something, it was fun (yep the child still lurkes).

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 133):
When I found out that you only earn points on a select few items and the rest of your shop is nothing, I was thoroughly unimpressed. I do mainly $20-40 shops at woolies a couple of times a week and have earned a measly 2 Woolworths dollars so far. Thank God they haven't changed the credit card. 1 point per dollar on Visa with such a low fee is great

I think Woolies have stuffed up yet again. I tossed my piece of plastic away when I got it in the mail last week.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:08 am

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 132):
OOL is the only one regularly handling international flights that doesn't have air bridges, but overall they are virtually nonexistent outside of capital airports in this country.

There is plans in the system for 12 A330 sized gates/bridges at OOL. OOL really needs GLS installed or realignment of the runway. GLS is cheaper.

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 133):
Stephen Byron has been saying that for what? 10 years?

What will be first ? high speed rail link to SYD/MEL or international flights.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:19 am

Quoting thai77w (Reply 134):
Hey mate, did you get my PM regarding the "C32"?

Mate,
Received and replied...
Much much appreciated!
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:24 am

Landed ML 2hrs ago

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:28 am

Quoting AirbusA322 (Reply 140):

This only reminds me of what a strange idea this whole TT flying internationally on VA a/c is... Looks good though, when do services start? Will we see the aircraft rotated on some domestic ops?
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:36 am

Malindo flew a 739 in to PER today, marking the first ever scheduled Boeing 737-900 arrival into Australia.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:38 am

Interesting that this evenings QR902/903 DOH-PER-DOH is an A343, should make for some noisy departures tonight along with SA regular A343.

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:39 am

Quoting TN486 (Reply 137):
Quoting bunumuring (Reply 131):
I would definitely be Prime Minister and Minister for Aviation (hehehehe...)

You can't have your cake and eat it too. You be the PM, and I shall be the Minister for Aviation.

I'll take the Immigration portfolio thanks.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:47 am

Quoting Razza74 (Reply 143):
Interesting that this evenings QR902/903 DOH-PER-DOH is an A343, should make for some noisy departures tonight along with SA regular A343.

Razza74

QR don't operate any A343, they have only A346 and from what I see A7-BAI (777) is doing tonight's flight.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:49 am

Quoting TN486 (Reply 137):
You can't have your cake and eat it too. You be the PM, and I shall be the Minister for Aviation.

Lol! Deal mate, as long as I get to make the 'captain's call' on a new RAAF VIP jet: an Aussie Air Force 1.
And that call would be for a 747-8i Intercontinental ... painted in the Wunula Dreaming scheme or a specially commissioned 'Bunumuring' (Google it for meaning) scheme designed by the Balarinji studio...
And Badgerys Creek would be THE best airport the world has ever seen with sweeping terminals designed by Sir Norman Foster (of Foster & Partners) and a high speed rail network connecting it to Liverpool and then the CBD via Kingsford Smith and also Canberra in the other direction (maybe Melbourne too?), Parramatta and then the Central Coast. It would also have THE best open air observation decks and proper mounds to spot on!
Dream big, guys!
Cheers,
Bunumuring.

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:51 am

Interesting

Plane finder has it as A7-AAH an A343

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[Edited 2015-11-22 03:51:53]
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:51 am

^^ Did you mean A346? QR do not operate any A343 aircraft.

EDIT: seems to have been responded to since I posted  Smile

[Edited 2015-11-22 03:55:21]
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 132

Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:57 am

Hmm

After a little digging it seems A7-AAH is part of the Qatar Amiri Flight

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