Bearing in mind too that AY and QF have an extensive and long-standing relation for trips via Asia - HEL is in fact a specific exclusion from the QF-EK JV. It's not an exclusion, it just doesn't fall within the scope of the JV because EK doesn't fly to HEL. It seems that QF is free to do what they ...Jump to post
Watching the video of the A330 reminded me of something that bugs me every time I go through BNE. Are they ever going to update the branding on their hangars? They skipped the 2007 logo. It’s the same at SYD, which I think is surprising given how prominent the hangars are (especially from T3). The ...Jump to post
I wonder if JNB could become a night time departure from SYD and morning arrival in JNB in the years to come. A 10pm departure from SYD would mean a 3am arrival into JNB during the summer and 4am during the winter, far too early. In any case, CDG won't be happening until the end of 2020 at the very...Jump to post
QF sets a new date for 744 retirements every other week, I'm not holding my breath. They have built lots of flexibility into their plans -- if oil prices go up then the 744s can be parked and replaced with incoming 789s, if they stay steady then those 789s can be used for growth. The only considerat...Jump to post
AsiaTravel wrote:For people in Sydney: French Air force one (F-RARF) is arriving from Paris (via Singapore) with Macron onboard: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/FRARF
The goal a free democratic government is to serve the people, not QF's executive team VA has benefited more from the HKG situation in recent years than QF. Allowing CX to saturate the market with more and more frequencies only makes it harder for new competitors to enter. I would support CX being g...Jump to post
It's not a Captain's Choice tour, it's being run by a new company called Constellation Journeys.
Itinerary is as follows (making some assumptions with airports) -
HAN 22-25 April
DEL 25-28 April
KIA 28-30 April
RAK 30 April-3 May
JFK 3-6 May
HAV 6-9 May
PPT 9-11 May
Return to SYD 12 May
There are now six different A380 configurations: 399Y and 427Y were the original configurations (with/without crew rest on the main deck) before they added an extra two seats at 80A/K which created the 401Y and 429Y configurations. More recently they shifted the crew rest area down into the cargo ho...Jump to post
I would love QF to be a little more interesting across the tasman. Beat NZ to the punch and operate CBR-AKL. Bring back ADL-AKL and go year round to PER. I agree, particularly with CBR-AKL. It's a route that is going to happen eventually anyway so QF might as well grab the first mover advantage whi...Jump to post
So if it's like that, TK will have to fly IST - SYD daily by way of: CMB, KTM, DAC, RGN, VTE, PNH, SGN or DMK.. wherever it could get 5th freedom and still have frequencies for an IST-PER non-stop. Secondary Australian ports. So something like IST-DRW-SYD or replicate QR’s strategy and do a tag bey...Jump to post
SYD-IST is 200nm further than PER-LHR which seems to be at the limit for a low-density 789. I'm hopeful that TK can find a way to make it work but it might be a push too far without a proper ULH aircraft.
The latest chatter was of a flight via SE Asia but I can't see that being a huge success.
SIN-BCN-GRU was longer until SQ cut it last year (or 2016?).Jump to post
The roughly 22 hours gives it plenty of time to get to elsewhere in SE Asia and back too. Would be interesting to see QF restart PER-SIN to feed onto the A388 flight ex MEL for those that don't want to fly direct across the planet. But if we consider it as 22 hours plus a day because of the 4x week...Jump to post
oskarclare wrote:No long haul at BNE? What are you on about?
QF have later build 575 tonne aircraft, they have reduced OEW, improved engines, and improved aerodynamiocs over the early builds. I don’t particularly want to be a part of this pointless discussion again but this is the second time you’ve made this untrue claim. QF’s entire fleet are 560t aircraft...Jump to post
I doubt $25k a week is enough of an incentive to get the attention of either QF or VA. If either airline did make a run for the cash then it would probably be by taking flights out of the schedule earlier rather than "cancelling" them on the morning of like they do currently.Jump to post
I imagine that all the liquid is drained and then the lines flushed to remove any potentially dangerous residue before scrapping work begins (not just fuel, also hydraulics, lubricants, coolant liquids, water tanks etc). Liquids are one thing but I imagine there is also the danger of gas building up...Jump to post
Remarks such as the report that 2 x 236 seat B789 's can be operated for less than the cost of a 486 seat A380 show that preference. 2 B789's will burn around 11 tons an hour on ULH missions, the A380 Plus will clock in at 11.5 tons per hour. An A380 will be cheaper to operate than 2 B789's for sur...Jump to post
travelhound wrote:For instance where Emirates have multiple daily flights to Sydney, QATAR only has a single flight.
Actually, it would increase profit (or decrease loss) if they can fill the seats in this case. The plane is already lightly configured, so adding a single row would decrease the pitch so slightly over the entire economy cabin that it wouldn't even be noticeable. In this case, it would not require r...Jump to post
lancelot07 wrote:Isn't IST in the club?
I agree that ORD will probably be next (just waiting for an announcement!) but CDG will join the list as well if QF opens service from PER (which won't be until late-2019 at the earliest). LAX would have been on the list at one point, wouldn't it? Any chance that ET could eventually drop the DUB stop?Jump to post
Some interesting (if maybe wildly unrealistic) ideas being raised by AJ for using cargo space on ULH flights to provide additional passenger amenities - https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-mulls-new-airline-class-and-exercise-areas-for-project-sunrise?utm_source=hero Given the mantra around flexibility ...Jump to post
Boeing had data showing 777 operators were moving from nine to ten abreast. That wasn’t the case 15+ years ago when Boeing was finalising the design of the 787. If the original 2008 EIS had been met then I think we would have seen far more aircraft with 8 abreast in Y (though these would inevitably...Jump to post
LAXdenizen wrote:What will be the shorthand designation for the 787-10?
781? That doesn't look or sound appropriate.
richcandy wrote:Could QF operate DRW-LHR non-stop?
Is this the first time a single-deck QF aircraft has been seen at LHR since QF 707s were around in the mid-1970s? I am aware there was a BAe146 doing scheduled QF MAN-LHR runs in a slot-protection exercise in the early 2000s, but I do not think it was in a QF livery. I cannot think of any other typ...Jump to post
vfw614 wrote:How many aircraft does the route require - 4, 5?
Galwayman wrote:What tyranny of distance ? Indonesia is right beside Australia ...
parapente wrote:Why was this new flight scheduled a couple of hours later out of Perth.Then it would land at a more reasonable time in London.I am sure there is a good reason but can't think of it.
Was introduced with the shiny new toy aka 787. Much like the A380 launched the 2007 livery. The livery was launched almost a year before the first 787 was delivered and the first aircraft painted was an A330. 2007 was the same, livery introduced almost a year before the first A380 was delivered and...Jump to post
Spin it how you may, this flight is going to need to go out with the front cabin full to offset all those extra costs of flying ultra longhaul. Not just the range issue is critical here, the yield will be too. I just don't see it attracting enough front cabin sales to work long term. Don't forget t...Jump to post
hawaiian717 wrote:So does the 777-300ER at both CI and NZ.
I'm not sure about Qantas' configuration of the 789. What's the pitch in Y? 31"? If so, yecch (although I think W will fill up more quickly on this long of a trip :-) 32" in Y and one of the less dense configurations overall with 236 seats (only JL and NH have less seats on a 787-9 withou...Jump to post
To me next September means September 2019. If I meant September 2018 I’d have said September 2018. September 2019 would line up with FY20 deliveries. I could be wrong, but that’s my guess. But the article specifically mentions 2018 twice including the title - “Qantas ouriva (will open) Perth-Paris ...Jump to post
moa999 wrote:And only then if they sent #7/8 from BNE, or moved the base. Otherwise you are likely talking July 2020 it later given the recent deferral suggests QF only wants 4 in FY20
With Qantas finally confirming the reconfiguration of 6 (4 current domestic and the 2 international) A332's. EBG and EBL (the Skybed aircraft) will get the standard 28J/243Y configuration with iPads in Y. The 6 frames to be converted to the new international 27J/243Y configuration will come from th...Jump to post
These flights aren't as common as they once were but there are still plenty of them around (I can think of dozens to/from/within Australia off the top of my head and that's without trying). The experience is basically the same as making a normal connection just without the risk of missing your secon...Jump to post
Never going to happen. Passengers could easily connect onto BA/AA services LHR-JFK if they really wanted to and QF isn't going to waste a valuable slot (that they don't currently have) on a tag-on flight that would be competing with two of their biggest alliance partners. The suggestion wasn't that...Jump to post
Great news. Can we see more international flying to Asia then? They already do quite a bit of Asian flying with the -200s, I went through and counted them up about six months ago and there were up to 5 frames per day scheduled to fly to PEK, SIN, CGK, MNL and HKG. They've added KIX since then (a mi...Jump to post
QF has finally confirmed the reconfiguration of six A332s to international spec with an extra toilet in J -
https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-revamps ... ource=hero
I'm surprised they aren't doing all eight PTV-equipped -200s.
EK413 wrote:I believe your referring to the LHR curfew and I agree will be challenging ensuring the flight isn’t delayed ex-MEL with a domino effect. What’s even more concerning is the ex-LAX sector any delay there rolls on.