Ryanair01 wrote:If you think a route can take a $35m a year downward hit and survive you are living in narnia. Straight off to codeshare partner hub land.
RyanairGuru wrote:They weren't provided on my last ~10 flights on the 717.
And thanks for the info on the A332s, that makes sense now.
The 10 "Domestic" aircraft do not have built in screens at all? Are the iPads still provided or is it streaming to your own device? The 717s used to have iPads provided but they stopped that and it's now BYO. iPad Minis still provided. The 8 "International" aircraft do have AVOD...Jump to post
My guess would be BNE-DFW and MEL-DFW (allowing the 789s to easily rotate through the system) with maybe a split of 3wk from BNE and 4wk MEL. I think BNE-ORD could be the other, allowing QF to get into the ORD market prior to project sunrise aircraft arriving (which would allow SYD-ORD direct). A t...Jump to post
Be interesting to see if QF would move to a hybrid IFE platform for the 738 like delta has for the C-Series - tablets and streaming - but are fixed to the seat so look like a standard IFE screen. Even just for business class, especially with 738 flying to DPS, NAN and SIN. About a third of the 738 ...Jump to post
QF wants to make BNE a big QF hub as it's the only city where they can add direct service to more eastern US/Canadian cities. No they don’t. The whole point of Project Sunrise is to have the capability to fly SYD-JFK (and anything in between) without having to go via somewhere like BNE or LAX. Ther...Jump to post
Ziyulu wrote:Also, the speed of air travel has not increased for over 30 years.
RJMAZ wrote:Currently only three US cities you can get to from Perth with a single stop.
The hypothetical question is: what stops them swapping passport/licence and boarding passes while on the plane? I don’t quite understand, one of your two passengers is still travelling on the troublesome British identity and won’t be able to cross the border at MEL. Also what you are describing is ...Jump to post
The issue with AA taking over LAX-MEL would be that the LAX-JFK tag would either have to go away or be operated by an A380. I guess they could move the tag to SFO, but that's just a much weaker station. JFK is operated using the aircraft that comes in from BNE. QF’s second MEL-LAX flight arrives in...Jump to post
Whats the chances the new SYD-NAN-SYD will be an overnight flight using s B73H that would usually be on the ground? Leaving SYD at around 9pm back at 7am would work? I'd say very unlikely, such a schedule would be extremely brutal. A flight during the middle of the day like JQ/VA should still allow...Jump to post
Are you saying MEL-SIN will lose the A380? Probably. I wonder what will happen with this extra BNE-US route if the AA JV goes through, if they add BNE-DFW several times weekly atleast I wonder if SYD-DFW will go 789 which frees up A380’s. BNE-SFO could be possible aswell. Maybe 2x daily DFW flights...Jump to post
tkoenig95 wrote:With a 738 fleet of 75 will management begin a replacement plan? Maybe the MAX or NEO family?
the priority would be to upgrade product to SFO, SCL and HND given the competition in these markets/need for products consistency to all destinations. They will have a consistent J/W product across the entire fleet once they retire the last 744s in 2020. where are the 380s coming from? MEL-SIN, and...Jump to post
I recently flew the QF 74 service from SFO to SYD on the 747-400 and was wondering what QF will do once the 747s are retired and what aircraft will they bring on this route? The flight I was on was 100% full in all cabins (does not mean anything) but my thinking is that the 787 might be too small a...Jump to post
Does anyone expect a 787-10 order from QF in the near future? I could see them flying high demand domestic routes, Tasman routes and Asian international flights with higher load factors. Would 10 787-10 with options to much to hope for? I don't see it happening. Where is the incentive to jump up a ...Jump to post
I just noticed my QF51 flight next week got downgauged from a 333 to a 332. From the seat map it appears to be in the new J27Y224 config. Is there any difference in the hard product in Y compared to the refurbished 333 fleet? Yes, the -200s have the older style seats with smaller screens (9" v...Jump to post
Logically, it has to be 789. Too far for the A330s and the A380s are too big and otherwise occupied. Not necessarily. If we are talking about a seasonal service then 3wk A380 might make more sense then tying up multiple 789s and increasing to 5-6wk. The additional seats across the week would be rou...Jump to post
Apart fomr the fact that there isn't a oneworld flight on SYD-ICN, I'm not sure why QF would take it on given KE and OZ are already daily. South Korea is Australia's fourth largest trading partner behind China (6 daily QF flights), Japan (5-6 daily QF/JQ flights) and the US (8+ daily QF/JQ flights)...Jump to post
3U has applied for 2 weekly URQ-CKG-SYD starting December using A330/350 equipment https://blueswandaily.com/sichuan-airlines-applies-to-launch-urumqi-chongqing-sydney-service/ They already operate CKG-SYD twice weekly with A330s so this is just an extension to URC, seems a bit random to me. Or do ...Jump to post
The case for BA:LHR-SYD, maybe LHR-MEL. It depends a bit on what the Project Sunrise aircraft ends up looking like. If it can operate efficiently on 8-10 hour sectors as well as 20 hour ones then the potential scope becomes rather a lot bigger for BA. It’s too early to rule anything out on the basi...Jump to post
Pardon my ignorance, but why does QF need to invest in an F lounge with capacity for 240 people, when i) it currently only caters for maybe 2 or 3 flights a day with F through SIN, and ii) Australia - LHR F passengers will likely be moved from the flights through SIN to non-stop flights with Projec...Jump to post
I wonder if it'll operate the New Zealand portion of the trip, including to ROT - haven't seen QF metal at ROT since the good ol' days (2009 and earlier). Would have thought the RNZAF 757 would be used for the NZ part of the tour. The Pacific nations don't have suitable VIP aircraft like Australia ...Jump to post
log0008 wrote:the fuel cost alone is over $250,000 per flight.
And you’d need 3 ish aircraft to run this at least. So many more return trips to the US in that time. No. You. Don’t. It’s 1.5 frames for a daily flight with a 2 hour turn at PER. There are plenty of scheduling options that could tie in with US flights and/or VS’s other east-bound flights to maximi...Jump to post
qf789 wrote:PER-LHR requires 2.5 frames at a minimum
They used one of the RAAF Challengers to Dubbo today. Two Challengers went out to DBO yesterday and they took one of the BBJs down to MEL today. I imagine a BBJ will take them up to Queensland and probably over to the Pacific Islands before switching to the RNZAF 757 at some point for the final par...Jump to post
They're going to BNE because that's where the 787-9 will be based. SYD base will open in mid-2019. Why does QF fly to so few major Asian cities ? KUL, TPE and ICN for example have no QF service. They fly to SIN, CGK, DPS, BKK, MNL, HKG, PVG, PEK, NRT, HND and KIX - there are gaps but it's not a bad...Jump to post
None too impressed, so I've asked for all future work domestic flights to be on Virgin (currently about 70 per cent Virgin anyway, but still) and I'm looking into a status match with VA. They probably have the same restrictions, but I figure I should flex my consumer muscle once in a while. I'd tak...Jump to post
What incentive is there for QF to clear the way for major growth of a competitor? Why should AA set aside its financial interests to further QR's ambitions? I think it's hard to argue that partnering with QR is the best outcome in either of these examples. In any case, I doubt there would be too man...Jump to post
NZ doesn’t have the capacity available to open a new route like PER-JNB in the short term, do they? And if we are looking longer term then chances are QF will have already entered the market so it will be a simple ramp up for them if SA were to bow out (which I think is probably unlikely to happen a...Jump to post
It does seem odd timing given a 2003 delivery, a 744 D check is every 6 years give or take. Are we sure it’s not a C check which is every 2 years? Maybe it’s out of sink with this aircraft atleast? My understanding is that they brought a whole bunch of maintenance work forward to coincide with the ...Jump to post
getluv wrote:This increase is probably targeted at DPS which doesn't surprise me. QF are getting strong loads and the upgauge will probably lead to better economics, considering QF block as many as 35 seats on the westbound leg.
I assume SYD is slot restricted, if so, what impact does a new local airport have on the sale price of slots?. Any examples from around the world to compare? I realize that Western Sydney may not decrease demand at SYD and may be a target for LCC and limited QF/VA operations to begin with so might ...Jump to post
ojjunior wrote:it's such an achievement but I do not get tired of feeling bad for the poor souls flying economy... no matter how new, modern or good IFE the plane has, no one deserves it.
That would make sense of the centre block narrowed from 4 to 3. Doesn't make sense narrowing the side blocks to 1 when a standard Y configuration would have 3 seats on each side. There are multiple galley options to chose from. The narrower four cart option which is designed to fit behind 3 Y seats...Jump to post
The whole cabin is premium economy though, so the rows ahead of those would have the same seats. The question was about figuring out why they removed 2 seats per row at the back for the last few rows when there is no tapering that would require it. Because, as I said upthread, they have to work aro...Jump to post
Reasonable speculation, but I doubt it, there is just not the population to support it. NSW has a population of about 6 million of which about 5 million live within about 150 km of the centre of Sydney and a fair part of the rest live closer to MEL & BNE than SYD. Your numbers are a bit old! NS...Jump to post
I’m thinking it’s cart stowage, on the -900 they have the toilets forward of the aft door, on the ULR they are aft of the door. That would eat into the stowage space in the galley My guess is that it's much simpler than that -- the single seats are probably there because they need space to align th...Jump to post
Does anyone remember what configuration it had? Did it have cradle seats or the original New Club World Ying/Yang beds? (The current Next Generation Club World seats were not introduced until 2006) It might be very confusing if a passenger was expecting a Qantas Mk1 Skybed and ended up getting a Yi...Jump to post
eamondzhang wrote:QF gives 1 toilet for 28J going 8hrs
QF could announce PER-CDG by March 19 https://twitter.com/ausbt/status/1042968619859075072?s=21 I have been trying to wrap my head around how QF plans to pull this off and am left wondering if they intend to drop SIN-LHR and just have a single daily to both LHR and CDG (and maybe FRA) via PER. I do...Jump to post
I imagine this is similar to what you saw?
If so then they were squid fishers. The green light attracts them to the surface where they can easily be scooped up by the boats, I imagine the red lights were the boats themselves.
jmmadrid wrote:I think COPA's new seats are fine for 6/7 hour flights. They don't need flatbeds such as FlyDubai's.