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by qf002
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes
Replies: 130
Views: 18205

Re: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes

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.


$35m on a route that probably generates $150m a year is significant but not devastating.

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by qf002
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 91282

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

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.


Yes, just the A330s now for Y.

Weren’t the iPads on the 717s full-size iPads rather than Minis? Or maybe I’m getting confused with the 767s.

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by qf002
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 91282

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

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...

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by qf002
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 45363

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

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...

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by qf002
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 91282

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

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 ...

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by qf002
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC or QF 787 YYZ-BNE possibility
Replies: 10
Views: 1929

Re: AC or QF 787 YYZ-BNE possibility

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...

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by qf002
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn’t plane design changed much?
Replies: 150
Views: 14329

Re: Why hasn’t plane design changed much?

Ziyulu wrote:
Also, the speed of air travel has not increased for over 30 years.


Aircraft speed might not have increased but generally speaking the speed of getting from place to place has (and will only continue to as more routes, particularly long-haul ones, are opened up).

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by qf002
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Perth get a non stop flight to the US ?
Replies: 100
Views: 11366

Re: When will Perth get a non stop flight to the US ?

RJMAZ wrote:
Currently only three US cities you can get to from Perth with a single stop.


Going east it’s six - HNL, LAX, SFO, DFW, IAH and ORD. But many people fly via Asia or the ME which adds a huge number of options.

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by qf002
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 46228

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

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 ...

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by qf002
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of QF 744 Routes after 747 retirement?
Replies: 29
Views: 5126

Re: Future of QF 744 Routes after 747 retirement?

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...

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by qf002
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 46228

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

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...

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by qf002
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF San Francisco Operations
Replies: 31
Views: 7288

Re: QF San Francisco Operations

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...

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by qf002
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 91282

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

tkoenig95 wrote:
With a 738 fleet of 75 will management begin a replacement plan? Maybe the MAX or NEO family?


They probably won't start replacing 738s until ~2025. No reason why these aircraft shouldn't keep flying to 25+ years, especially if they keep the cabins looking fresh.

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by qf002
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF San Francisco Operations
Replies: 31
Views: 7288

Re: QF San Francisco Operations

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...

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by qf002
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF San Francisco Operations
Replies: 31
Views: 7288

Re: QF San Francisco Operations

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...

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by qf002
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 46228

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

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 ...

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by qf002
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 46228

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

planemanofnz wrote:
Same could be said for places like APW and RAR, which see NZ widebodies.


That's for freight capacity.

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by qf002
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 91282

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

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...

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by qf002
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 47042

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

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...

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by qf002
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 47042

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

planemanofnz wrote:
Does this make it less likely that QF would consider SEA - instead, choosing to do a year-round non-stop YVR flight, supported by WestJet connections on the YVR end?


AS’s hub at SEA is a lot bigger than WS’s at YVR.

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by qf002
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas future longhaul routes
Replies: 53
Views: 8014

Re: Qantas future longhaul routes

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)...

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by qf002
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 47042

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

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 ...

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by qf002
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in the race for the route LHR-SYD non stop?
Replies: 45
Views: 9998

Re: ¿BRITISH AIRWAYS in the race for the route LHR-SYD non stop?

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...

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by qf002
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 47042

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

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...

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by qf002
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 737 used on the royal tour
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Re: QF 737 used on the royal tour

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 ...

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by qf002
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route
Replies: 124
Views: 28612

Re: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route

log0008 wrote:
the fuel cost alone is over $250,000 per flight.


No it's not. Fuel capacity of the 789 is about 36,000 US gallons and the global price of A1 this week is US$2.26 per gallon. That's about US$80k to fill the tanks which is about A$110k.

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by qf002
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth
Replies: 83
Views: 16518

Re: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth

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...

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by qf002
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth
Replies: 83
Views: 16518

Re: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth

evanb wrote:
a JV with CX.


Would never get approval due to a lack of competition between Australia and HKG.

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by qf002
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth
Replies: 83
Views: 16518

Re: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth

qf789 wrote:
PER-LHR requires 2.5 frames at a minimum


More like 1.5 frames, it's only a 36hr trip away from base with a 2hr turn at PER -

dep LHR 2000 arr PER 2100+1
dep PER 2300 arr LHR 0830+1

These timings would also work quite well with the rest of VS's schedule.

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by qf002
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 47042

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

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...

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by qf002
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas future longhaul routes
Replies: 53
Views: 8014

Re: Qantas future longhaul routes

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...

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by qf002
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 41269

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

airbazar wrote:
The last thing they want is to show empty seats.


A few empty seats is better than diverting for fuel!!

Not that I think either measure will be necessary.

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by qf002
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 47042

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

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...

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by qf002
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance
Replies: 130
Views: 32357

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

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...

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by qf002
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 47042

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

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...

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by qf002
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 47042

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

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 ...

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by qf002
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 47042

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

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.


Might also be related to 737 pilot issues given the fairly late notice.

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by qf002
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Etihad closes down its premium lounges at LHR
Replies: 14
Views: 5163

Re: Etihad closes down its premium lounges at LHR

smi0006 wrote:
If LHR is closing being such a high yielding route I’d say the MEL and maybe SYD days are not long.


It will depend on the individual leases that are place.

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by qf002
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 47042

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

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 ...

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by qf002
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 451
Views: 71316

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

CarbonFibre wrote:
Image



Aaand we have a winner, though probably with an updated typeface.

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by qf002
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 29775

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

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.


Yes, nobody...except airline executives!

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by qf002
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 29775

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

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...

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by qf002
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 29775

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

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...

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by qf002
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 97
Views: 18331

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

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...

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by qf002
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 29775

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

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...

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by qf002
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did QF purchase two 747-400s from MH and one from OZ
Replies: 36
Views: 11159

Re: Why did QF purchase two 747-400s from MH and one from OZ

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...

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by qf002
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 29775

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

eamondzhang wrote:
QF gives 1 toilet for 28J going 8hrs


Yeah, which they quickly realised wasn't enough so are adding a second (at the cost of one seat).

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by qf002
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 64640

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

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...

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by qf002
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Red and green lights on ocean when flying over North Pacific
Replies: 25
Views: 6929

Re: Red and green lights on ocean when flying over North Pacific

I imagine this is similar to what you saw?

Image

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.

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by qf002
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX
Replies: 26
Views: 5586

Re: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX

jmmadrid wrote:
I think COPA's new seats are fine for 6/7 hour flights. They don't need flatbeds such as FlyDubai's.


The new Copa seats are flat beds...

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