ben175 wrote:Sitting on QF10 PER-MEL and there is literally 4 of us in premium economy... I think it goes to show just how PER-centric this flight is! Pretty spectacular to have a whole row across to myself.
^^Kendell and the CRJ's. Kendall were acqired by TNT-News Jun 1990, the name was retained. The CRJ's were leased and brought into service between Sep 99 and Jun 01, and were on the inventory when AN went belly up. All ac were repossessed by the lessor early 2003. There is a photo of some of the CRJ'...Jump to post
The above advises of site closure. Anyone have any info on this??
^^qf789, as all the superlatives have been voiced, can I just say "hear hear". Mate, well done.Jump to post
14500 km 17 hrs in the air, well done "spotty" and those all involved, crew, backroom, all of you, and a great airline to boot. So proud of you all.Jump to post
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Trans-Au ... 03/4892003
Can anyone identify the aircraft in the left background of the photo and operator?
All of the above reminds me about the confused communications I have with my son (this) and (next). We have worked out that Dad must say this or next when talking about the future, as apart from just "next". It may also help with the entries I have in my "electronic calendar"!! I...Jump to post
congrats to the cameraman. she looks good!!
Similarly, Erebus was a tragedy that cannot be undone. It will never be forgotten but the families don't "own" Erebus and it is wrong, I think, to give them that authority. So I believe NZ has taken an important step by normalising Antarctica. mariner[/quote] Yep, totally agree. Being such...Jump to post
http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/02/are-charges-and-regulatory-hurdles-barriers-to-more-regional-flights/ Worth reading and following. I remember discussion on this topic was in one of our recent threads, and I am sure there is more water to go under the bridge yet. Qantas and Virgin saying the...Jump to post
Off topic, I would like to see a new section headed "Airline Timetables". I was told previously this was not possible, however no reason given. I find it also extremely important that if we are going to use Airline and Airport Codes in posts, that the old method of clicking on the code for...Jump to post
and this one, absolute magic. Thank you all for indulging me with this passion of flying boats in Australia. cheers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmTVKs15n4U Found this on youtube. An amazing historical set of photos and motion picture on flying boat ops to Lord Howe Island. Well worth a watch. I know of one young lady who is a contributor to this thread that did go to Lord Howe recently whom I suspect would lo...Jump to post
Changing the subject somewhat, what specific routes will these ex JQ A320's be flying in the west ? Thank you to those who replied to my question. SO, another query. Why is the QF group introducing the A320 to routes intra WA, and can this be a forerunner to "bigger" things? (I know, this...Jump to post
^^ There are "infrequent" flyers as well, so they probably wouldn't be aware of commonality. There are literally millions of Australians who are QF FF's who are very infrequent travellers (I would suspect who travel economy). They love travelling the Big Red and wouldn't fly anyone else. S...Jump to post
^^You can see this is not an Australian Aviation thread!!. Amazing, the Aussie Avn Thread reached 1024 in Jan, and now we have subjects relevant to Aussie matters in threads other than Aust Avn. Yes, I know, subject is relevant to all, however its a known fact that if you want anything Aust Avn you ...Jump to post
China Southern has some probs
^^Oh dear, I very much enjoyed travelling on the 717 to Tassie, it's a beutiful aircraft. Anecdotally, it seems there have been a lot of maintenance issues with 717's lately, has this "withdrawal" got anything to do with these issues and ac availability??Jump to post
Part of the reason why Allegiant can offer services to these seemingly obscure destinations is because of the sheer size of the population of the U.S. Checking Wikipedia for metropolitan areas with 50 000 plus population yields 352 cities/combined urban areas. Number 352 is Carson City in Nevada, w...Jump to post
"Quokka" about 30 mins from MEL descending about 330 ft per min
Here I go with one of my reflective moods again. Adelaide/Newcastle. Whyalla steel works revived, (Sanjeev Gupta), An offer to purchase part of closed GMH plant in Adelaide (Sanjeev Gupta). A long shot, maybe something to it, just trying to make some sense of it all.http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-0...Jump to post
http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/Connellan% ... cences.htm
Also a good read ref Connellan Airways.
^^ Thanks Gemuser, I missed that one. Eddy Conellan and CONAIR get a mention in the book "A Lifetime in Longhaul". Trainee QF pilots from the Qantas Cadet Pilot Training Scheme (1965 - 1972) saw flying experience with Conellan Airways due to the secondment scheme that was put in place with...Jump to post
https://centreforaviation.com/insights/video Another very recent conversation with a QF leader relative to corporate, current thinking, innovation etc. A bit of a reality check for the "armchair CEO's" amongst us. And of course, a bit of Aussie humour during the interview as well. Well don...Jump to post
^^Thanks Gemuser, I wasn't quite sure how I should reply. Sorry Mariner, it was the "perhaps" that threw me. I have been in fits of laughter relative to the extra names suggested for the 789's. I am absolutely dumbfounded that it appears that no one has suggested "Magpie". (NO, I...Jump to post
http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/0 ... -9-quokka/
What will the 4th one be named?
^^ Yep, well said, and I am sure there are other thoughts as well. As most of you can tell, (maybe), I am in a very reflective mood tonight. Having read some comments about Ansett, Air NZ, and the demise of the former and very nearly the demise of latter I wish to offer this comment for what it's wo...Jump to post
Gentleman, (and Ladies). The reasons I enjoy the Ozzie thread so much is as follows: 1. There are many different "interests" that post on this thread with their very own thoughts and ideas. 2. Up until now those with an axe to grind, or have a big ego, have been tolerated because they have...Jump to post
[ Hmm interesting re the JV and AKL-LAX, QF would need a lot more 789’s unless they ran a 5 weekly 744 but really that’s to big and not efficient on a route like AKL-LAX. Re JQ regional it would be interesting to see how much feed they could put into such a service. Do wonder that - if any? Don't t...Jump to post
Well I'm sure not everyone will agree with the following but here goes CNN Travel has named Perth as one of the top 18 places to visit around the world this year. Perth has been described as Australia's "Capital of Cool" https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/cnn-travel-says-perth-is-one-of-its-t...Jump to post
An observation. The only state capitol that appears on an ac is SYDNEY. How ironic. VH-OEF "Sydney" is one of the few remaining 747s in the fleet. This is because it is a 747-400ER making it one of the youngest 747s Qantas operates. Other 747s that have now been retired were named after o...Jump to post
seems AVV has moved loc to MEB https://www.flightradar24.com/JGO59/10068597 ? JetGo has been operating out of MEB for a while now, AVV was only at the start because they couldn't fly to MEB/MEL at the time. The point I was trying to make was that flightradar24 were suggesting the ac was heading for...Jump to post
seems AVV has moved loc to MEB