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by qf002
Tue May 22, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 335
Views: 50707

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

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 ...

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by qf002
Sat May 19, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 199
Views: 31617

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

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 ...

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by qf002
Thu May 03, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 299
Views: 29628

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Does anybody know why QF is electing to run double daily A380s on SYD-SIN between 03-26 August rather than extending the HKG service (which returns between 29 June and 02 August)?

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by qf002
Thu May 03, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date
Replies: 135
Views: 23676

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

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...

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by qf002
Wed May 02, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date
Replies: 135
Views: 23676

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

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...

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by qf002
Tue May 01, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 299
Views: 29628

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

qf789 wrote:
Im not sure about the A310 but the France Air Force A340-200 F-RARB arrived in SYD last night


Yep that's the one, didn't notice it until the last second so didn't get a good look.

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by qf002
Tue May 01, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 299
Views: 29628

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/FRARF


There was also an A310 (I think, was driving but pretty sure I only saw two engines) parked at the VIP ramp this morning.
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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


There was also an A310 (I think, was driving but pretty sure I only saw two engines) parked at the VIP ramp this morning.

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by qf002
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

CraigAnderson wrote:
In QF related news, how much longer is it going to take for QF to announce the final route for the last of its first eight B787s?


As long as it takes for the DOT to approve the JV with AA.

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by qf002
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

tullamarine wrote:
How has VA benefited from the lack of slots in HKG?


I was referring to the fact that CX hasn’t been able to continuously add flights which means there is space in the market for new competitors to launch services.

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by qf002
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

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...

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by qf002
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

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

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by qf002
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Australia Air Connectivity Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 2030

Re: China—Australia Air Connectivity Thread

I almost booked a $216 SYD-HAK return fare last week just for the hell of it but then realised they require a three day minimum stay which means taking days off work. HU has similarly ridiculous fares on BNE-SZX, around $400 return.

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by qf002
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 199
Views: 31617

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

DeltaB717 wrote:
Are the 747s being done at all?


QF said that entire fleet would be done by the centenary which is late-2021 so I’d say that the ERs will be painted but probably not the older 4 (one of which is being retired this year IIRC).

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by qf002
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's the difference in between Emirates A380 F14C76Y427 & F14C76Y429?
Replies: 15
Views: 4713

Re: what's the difference in between Emirates A380 F14C76Y427 & F14C76Y429?

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...

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by qf002
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

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...

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by qf002
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is IST-SYD next?
Replies: 65
Views: 8149

Re: Is IST-SYD next?

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...

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by qf002
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is IST-SYD next?
Replies: 65
Views: 8149

Re: Is IST-SYD next?

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.

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by qf002
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is NZ flying from LHR-LAX? Is it a connection?
Replies: 57
Views: 8781

Re: Why is NZ flying from LHR-LAX? Is it a connection?

SIN-BCN-GRU was longer until SQ cut it last year (or 2016?).

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by qf002
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

EK413 wrote:
More than likely cashing in to pay for a Dream)liner firm order.


Or scraping together pennies to put down a deposit on 20x 777X

:D

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by qf002
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

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...

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by qf002
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 6668

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

oskarclare wrote:
No long haul at BNE? What are you on about?


Crackshot has got his comma in the wrong place (should be after the and, not before) but is clearly referring to the POM-BNE service not being a long-haul one rather than making a comment about BNE itself.

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by qf002
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 335
Views: 50707

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

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...

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by qf002
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

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.

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by qf002
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to the unused fuel in retired aircraft?
Replies: 31
Views: 4315

Re: What happens to the unused fuel in retired aircraft?

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...

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by qf002
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 335
Views: 50707

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

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...

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by qf002
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has QR opted for a diverse fleet while EK have streamlined theirs?
Replies: 37
Views: 7335

Re: Why has QR opted for a diverse fleet while EK have streamlined theirs?

travelhound wrote:
For instance where Emirates have multiple daily flights to Sydney, QATAR only has a single flight.


QR is now double daily on DOH-SYD (though your actual point is spot on).

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by qf002
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

qf789 wrote:
From day 1 QF is confident PER-LHR will make money


I doubt they made any money on day 1 given most of the seats were given to the media as freebies :D

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by qf002
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68739

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

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...

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by qf002
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 92
Views: 10873

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

lancelot07 wrote:
Isn't IST in the club? :eyepopping:


No Australia (or Hawaii for that matter).

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by qf002
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 92
Views: 10873

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

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?

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by qf002
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

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 ...

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by qf002
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 22051

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

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...

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by qf002
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 22051

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

LAXdenizen wrote:
What will be the shorthand designation for the 787-10?
781? That doesn't look or sound appropriate.


78J is the official designation.

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by qf002
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68739

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

richcandy wrote:
Could QF operate DRW-LHR non-stop?


Technically speaking they could but why? DRW is not much more than a large country town and has zero premium demand to support an ULH service to Europe.

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by qf002
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68739

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

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...

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by qf002
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68739

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

vfw614 wrote:
How many aircraft does the route require - 4, 5?


If dovetailed with a flight to North America in the same way that this one is then it’s just 2 frames, which is part of what makes it a viable proposition.

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by qf002
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68739

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

Galwayman wrote:
What tyranny of distance ? Indonesia is right beside Australia ...


And yet Indonesia is still a 6-7 hour flight away from the vast majority of Australians.

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by qf002
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68739

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

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.


LHR slots.

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by qf002
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 199
Views: 31617

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

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...

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by qf002
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68739

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

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...

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by qf002
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)
Replies: 21
Views: 6785

Re: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)

hawaiian717 wrote:
So does the 777-300ER at both CI and NZ.


No both are 3-4-3 now.

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by qf002
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68739

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

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...

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by qf002
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

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 ...

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by qf002
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

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


I think you are mixing up your financial years - FY20 will begin on 1 July 2019.

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by qf002
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

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...

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by qf002
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planned Stopovers?
Replies: 19
Views: 1988

Re: Planned Stopovers?

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...

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by qf002
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

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...

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by qf002
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

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...

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by qf002
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-revamps ... ource=hero

I'm surprised they aren't doing all eight PTV-equipped -200s.
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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.

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by qf002
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

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.


It’s an early arrival at LHR that would be a problem, not a delayed one.

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