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by Sydscott
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia
Replies: 59
Views: 6476

Re: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia

IMO, I think JB overstayed his welcome. True that he has some missteps, he did great things as well. However, time has arrived for him to move on. What "great things" did he do? I can't think of one, but I can think of a lot of bad decisions. mariner I'm going to let you prosecute this ca...

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by Sydscott
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date
Replies: 137
Views: 25222

Re: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date

As they let one of the cheap options expire, I'd imagine there won't be another dreamliner order for a couple of years. I'm going to predict that as long as the a359ulr can take the around 300 pax and luggage to London, there will be no chance they will order the 777-8. Recent quotes in the media a...

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by Sydscott
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 341
Views: 27412

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

IAG CEO Willie Walsh says BA will continue to SYD and would like to return to MEL, nonstop from London to Australia is not part of the plan https://twitter.com/ausaviation/status/1004149749430169601?s=21 I am not sure what is more unlikely: IR to actually commence SYD, TK to finally commence Austra...

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by Sydscott
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 341
Views: 27412

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

PER airport management is an absolute joke for letting this slide. But I guess on the other hand, those at SA would be very pleased. Could be worse..could just be opening Costco's and dfo's rather than new air services to make money. Aww hang on a second Exactly! Someone needs to remind these joker...

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by Sydscott
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 341
Views: 27412

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

It seems the route is not off all together, while it is gone for this year, the plan for PER-JNB was to run it seasonally DEC-MAR, QF have said that it may operate next year providing its resolved. Unfortunately until this is resolved and what QF refers to the "Perth Airport situation" fl...

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by Sydscott
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 341
Views: 27412

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

QF / NZ reciprocal codeshares on domestic flights, not TT https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180601/04b1faa34dc52b82419added5f695cb6.jpg Wow, VA is going to be very very unhappy with this move. Personally I think it's great. It will allow for QF and NZ to share the most extensive Aus/NZ network. I'...

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by Sydscott
Mon May 28, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43572

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

The Wagners built Wellcamp Airport in 18 months to 2 years. Just the planning application to do the build would be enough to scare CBR into its senses. Fair difference between building an airport in the middle of nowhere and building an airport in a semi-urban area. The existing CBR is already limi...

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by Sydscott
Mon May 28, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43572

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Qantas16 wrote:
a320fan wrote:
If I was Qantas I'd do a deal with the NSW Government and the Wagners and build an Airport at Queanbeyan...............


The Wagners built Wellcamp Airport in 18 months to 2 years. Just the planning application to do the build would be enough to scare CBR into its senses.

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by Sydscott
Fri May 25, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43572

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Although I know this is not an ideal solution, but would I dare to suggest that letting QF pulling out entirely from CBR, even temporarily, may be helpful with the debacle? As the largest operator/customer this will sure piss off a lot of pollies (which hopefully will fast track relevant legislatio...

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by Sydscott
Fri May 25, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 332
Views: 18407

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

Of course Russia is responsible for downing MH17, be it that a Russian unit did it themselves or some militia the Russians supplied the missile to. If people do not believe a Dutch investigation, they will not believe an international investigation. I am talking about the expectation that Russia sh...

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by Sydscott
Thu May 24, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?
Replies: 49
Views: 5192

Re: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?

Why not ? Don’t they code share with other airlines such as China Southern, China Eastern, Air Niugini ? Air Nuigini - No, the IASC has denied the re-authorisation of the codeshares. China Southern - yes China Eastern - yes. For China, QF codeshares and has a J/V with China Eastern because the bila...

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by Sydscott
Thu May 24, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?
Replies: 49
Views: 5192

Re: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?

Sydcott hole in one!. Apparently my first post got deleted because it wasn't funny enough. I was going to insert Thanos and the reality stone into my next comparison. Anyway, it's good to know out patriotic Hong Kong friends, the defenders of a Cathay Pacific free from competitive reality, are out ...

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by Sydscott
Thu May 24, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?
Replies: 49
Views: 5192

Re: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?

[quote="Waterbomber"}You know, I can read JL's moves like a book. The morning before they announced the new low cost long haul carrier, I was discussi g with soneone that JL needs that. Jetstar Japan is a JV that JL is not so happy about nor interested in. It shows red on the books and the...

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by Sydscott
Thu May 24, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?
Replies: 49
Views: 5192

Re: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?

It is true that no codeshares on CX and QF could happen between Australia and Hong Kong. Fact, end of discussion. Why not ? Don’t they code share with other airlines such as China Southern, China Eastern, Air Niugini ? Air Nuigini - No, the IASC has denied the re-authorisation of the codeshares. Ch...

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by Sydscott
Thu May 24, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?
Replies: 49
Views: 5192

Re: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?

I look at History the roles have reversed in the last 20..... QF cannot handle that - QF got thrashed on the Kangaroo route- they had to go to bed with EK.... look at their investment, QF still can't afford to modernize its fleet. If QF made the same hedging mistake as CX they would not even have t...

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by Sydscott
Thu May 24, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?
Replies: 49
Views: 5192

Re: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?

The fact is that a QF/CX codeshare or other agreement would never get approved in Australia for the simple reason that is would be deemed anti-competitive in the absence of an Open Skies Agreement or other arrangement whereby competitors would have a chance to build frequency in competition to it. ...

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by Sydscott
Wed May 23, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?
Replies: 49
Views: 5192

Re: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?

There's an article on Ausbt stating that Qantas will be resuming codesharing agreement with Air France for flights between SIN - CDG and between HKG - CDG on AF metal and with QF using their own metal from Perth in the near future. https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-air-france-back-in-codeshare-liaiso...

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by Sydscott
Wed May 09, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 46180

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

GSPSPOT wrote:
Poor AA at JFK. A beautiful facility languishing and under-used. When was the last time there was an increase in routes or departures?


Last time there was an increase in utilisation of AA's facility was when they moved CX and QF so added 5 more flights.

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by Sydscott
Tue May 08, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Backs out of Iran Deal, Implications on Iranian Airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 1078

Re: US Backs out of Iran Deal, Implications on Iranian Airlines

that other thread is going nowhere... jingoism all the way. What about the turboprops that Iran or Iranian organisations were buying. Aren't they all powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada turboprop engines and P&W is a U.S. company. Are those contracts in danger now? From what I'm seeing there ...

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by Sydscott
Tue May 08, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 138
Views: 18498

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

When CP was gobbled up by AC, then AA had to come up with a new strategy for Asia. And they clearly have one which they have executed. The fact they're cutting PEK after a period of rapid Asian expansion is hardly surprising. I'm more surprised they held on this long to a route with poor times, poo...

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by Sydscott
Tue May 08, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 138
Views: 18498

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

When CP was gobbled up by AC, then AA had to come up with a new strategy for Asia. And they clearly have one which they have executed. The fact they're cutting PEK after a period of rapid Asian expansion is hardly surprising. I'm more surprised they held on this long to a route with poor times, poo...

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by Sydscott
Fri May 04, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43572

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Smart move by Alan Joyce. There is no reason for PER to be so intransigent on this, surely QF growing the local market is in the best interests of Perth. That will change with Perth airports new CEO for better or worse. I suspect better, but Alan better bring his a game there. For the record, Nev P...

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by Sydscott
Fri May 04, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43572

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Good to see a 787 top-up, is it possible we could see SYD-HND become an a380?, the 787 seems too small for that route. This is under discussion in the dedicated thread but it seems at this point it is unlikely as HND does not permit scheduled A388 movements and has several operational characteristi...

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by Sydscott
Wed May 02, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date
Replies: 137
Views: 25222

Re: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date

Sucks that we didn't get a decision between 778 and A359ULR (or whatever Airbus will be putting forward-- still holding out hope that they revive the original A359R!). Perhaps we are getting closer? With such a big gap between 789 and 380 capacity, a new fleet order - maybe end of this Financial ye...

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by Sydscott
Wed May 02, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date
Replies: 137
Views: 25222

Re: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date

You are expecting them to order more A380’s or shift around the ones they have? They seem to have zero interest in more A380. Shift the ones they have. Once all the A380s go through their mid-life refurb, I'm pretty sure that utilisation would allow for SYD-HKG daily without disruption to other rou...

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by Sydscott
Tue May 01, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Profits at ANA soar as JAL sinks further
Replies: 30
Views: 7278

Re: Profits at ANA soar as JAL sinks further

The performance divergence is interesting. ANA keeps going from one high to another high, while JAL has failed to translate much of the restructuring boost it got into sustainable earnings growth. It's also going to be interesting to see how their LCC strategies play out as well. ANA - by merging P...

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by Sydscott
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54853

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Time to get a new source... Google Jetstar Hong Kong and then lets have another conversation about "free competition" last I checked Australia does not allow foreign owned carriers to operate international flights out of Australia.... Cathay would not have objected if it was allowed to op...

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by Sydscott
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54853

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

We do have to be careful. This is the west australian newspaper... not always completely accurate. Its what sells papers. Perth airport are fine with AKL seasonal, LHR daily and SIN double daily so not sure why they would be making a deal out of this one. That may be true but Perth Airport has form...

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by Sydscott
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54853

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

When you think about it, if an airline wants to increase flights its a benefit to Australia in the form of tourism/trade and jobs. If Qantas isn't interested then why not allow others to do so. Just seems a tad crazy we are so restrictive with things. For Hong Kong - Australia service my understand...

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by Sydscott
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54853

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

The standout stat is SYD-MEL which has grown by 3.1% in pax carried on the back of only 0.9% growth in ASK and zero growth in the number of aircraft movements. With a LF of 87% on SYD-MEL, this is realistically maximum capacity and just about all peak hour services must be going out full. With slot...

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by Sydscott
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54853

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

With regards to new BNE-US routes, what do SEA and DFW offer at BNE? QF does DFW-SYD and could easily do SEA-SYD with current equipment. NZ has already announced ORD with UA. QF would fall further behind if they wait 3-5 years for ORD. QF started DFW via BNE westbound initially. I can see SEA-SYD d...

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by Sydscott
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 347
Views: 54455

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

I don't see why people are discussing about A380 vs 789 in this thread while the thread is about competition between 777X and A350. Sure, the PER-LHR flight is also ULR and is flown with 789, but that is not what Qantas looking for in the thread's topic Exactly! And the simple fact is that neither ...

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by Sydscott
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54853

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Presumably we'll see NZ BNE-WLG flights reinstated and more VA WLG-AU flights beyond their current BNE services. Not necessarily. VA will be by far the smallest operator on the Tasman so I'd expect them to concentrate on business services while allowing Tiger to grow into the market to cover off le...

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by Sydscott
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69028

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

The part talking about the empty seats bugged me: Good chance those seats were blocked to allow the aircraft to fly that far Incorrect. They were blocked for the first flight only (Possibly to absolutely ensure a divert didn't happen, and possibly due to additional weight via media equipment etc) I...

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by Sydscott
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DEN-SYD?
Replies: 10
Views: 1434

Re: United DEN-SYD?

They're not beginning Sydney service. They fly LAX, SFO and IAH from Sydney so there isn't really many major places in the US that UA can't already connect people to via those hubs.

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by Sydscott
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas First Half Profit Announcement
Replies: 13
Views: 1483

Re: Qantas First Half Profit Announcement

Using the 787 as the replacement aircraft for QF Internationals fleet, my numbers suggest the purchase of 27 new 787's at a cost of $3.5b over five years will only reduce the average of the fleet to 9.5 years. To reduce the fleet to eight years, an additional $1.2b of aircraft CAPEX will be require...

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by Sydscott
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas First Half Profit Announcement
Replies: 13
Views: 1483

Re: Qantas First Half Profit Announcement

Qantas has also announced the creation of a pilot academy with capacity to train up to 500 pilots per year. Obviously they are getting in ahead of potential pilot shortages! https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-group-announces-pilot-academy/ Further details on the new A321 NEO LR'...

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by Sydscott
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas First Half Profit Announcement
Replies: 13
Views: 1483

Re: Qantas First Half Profit Announcement

Other points of note: - Group Domestic EBIT of $652 million which includes Jetstar Domestic - Qantas Domestic EBIT up 20% to $447 million (Puts Virgins into perspective!) - Group International EBIT down 5.5% however overall revenue was up 7.3%. So some pricing pressures emerging there! - Loyalty EBI...

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by Sydscott
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas First Half Profit Announcement
Replies: 13
Views: 1483

Qantas First Half Profit Announcement

Qantas has announced a record first half profit of AUD976 million. A fantastic result! Both a dividend and a share buyback have also been announced as well. Link to announcements https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180222/pdf/43rsyym9bvfhn0.pdf https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180222/pdf/43rt03tqqhk8n3.p...

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by Sydscott
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Virgin Australia expand its current network to places as South America, Canada or JNB in the near future?
Replies: 48
Views: 3849

Re: Would Virgin Australia expand its current network to places as South America, Canada or JNB in the near future?

So if, VA could free up or find an A330 (maybe from one of their partners), then they could do BNE/LAX "direct" ie. one stop, with that stop being very quick, say 90 minutes or less & there would probably be no weight restriction west bound. I think all nonstop from USA mainland to Au...

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by Sydscott
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Virgin Australia expand its current network to places as South America, Canada or JNB in the near future?
Replies: 48
Views: 3849

Re: Would Virgin Australia expand its current network to places as South America, Canada or JNB in the near future?

Virgin Australia is an unprofitable, primarily domestic, Australian Airline with a very small long haul fleet of which virtually all is focused on Los Angeles. The A332's in it's fleet are now flying to Hong Kong and we expect more Asian expansion to follow but no, Virgin Australia won't fly to any ...

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by Sydscott
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Pilots Say 'What About Us?' After Delta Pays Out $1.1 Billion In Profit Sharing
Replies: 25
Views: 4784

Re: American Pilots Say 'What About Us?' After Delta Pays Out $1.1 Billion In Profit Sharing

Reference the title of this thread... But why the sole focus. AA made less profit. If pilot profit sharing goes up, something else goes down. The reality is Delta was allowed more efficient processes and is benefitting from that. Lightsaber Because we're talking about pilot's profit sharing thats w...

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by Sydscott
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to end NRT-ROR and SPN
Replies: 55
Views: 7739

Re: DL to end NRT-ROR and SPN

What would DL fly SEA-SIN with? 77L might be overkill; and their A359s are only 268T, with no intention to uprate them from what I'm hearing. They'd probably be better off getting in the slog with SQ/UA at LAX, by having the most capable (but also fuel-thirsty) aircraft on the route; than by doing ...

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by Sydscott
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 56998

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

I am shocked that CX's second biggest transfer market for Australians is the United States - yield must be terrible? "The top five countries visited by Australians flying Cathay Pacific are China, the USA, Japan, the UK and Korea" See: https://www.ausbt.com.au/cathay-pacific-s-aussie-trav...

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by Sydscott
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 56998

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

QF will make a decision on whether it'll convert more of its 787 options into firm orders in a few months time. As a result, one of it's 15 options will lapse this month. Weirdly enough the article says they're also examining a business case for A321neos for JQ (even though the QF group already hav...

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by Sydscott
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 234
Views: 25777

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

I believe they said ORD-BCN was the most profitable route in the system??? That is great news! Of course they should be doing well, they don't have any competition on the route. I hope it gives AA confidence to try some other unique routes out of ORD. You mean like ORD-VCE which they're adding May ...

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by Sydscott
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73291

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

So the new QF Nth America frequency is like this now? BNE-LAX: x11 Weekly 789 BNE-???: x3 Weekly 789 MEL-LAX: x1 Daily A380, x2 Weekly 789 MEL-SFO: x4 Weekly 789 SYD-LAX: x6 Weekly A380, x1 Weekly 744 SYD-SFO: x6 Weekly 744 SYD-DFW: x1 Daily A380 SYD-YVR: Seasonal x3 Weekly 744 LAX-JFK: x1 Daily 78...

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by Sydscott
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73291

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

I guess you are correct, but I don’t believe thatthe A321 is a ‘must have’ for Qantas. It is never going to be an effective A330 replacement as it is far too small. For routes like SYD-BNE/MEL, PER, DRW, AKL the range of the 321NEO is unnecessary, the 737-Max10 would deliver the same capacity bump....

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