Australian airports are quite poor in this regard. Almost always they're privatised, and in the case of SYD and BNE they're ran on public rolling stock. In BNE the 16km trip to the CBD costs the same as a ~250km trip from Gold Coast to Gympie on the exact same rolling stock. In SYD the rail link con...Jump to post
Interesting I haven't heard of that combination being used at SYD before. I know they have noise abatement procedure when conditions allow which is 16L for departures (34L for flights which require the longer runway) and 34L for arrivals. This keeps most aircraft over Botany bay.Jump to post
BNE-WLG nonstop would be good too. Is there scope to link a BNE-WLG service with the new B787 base in BNE to provide connectivity QF doesnt currently provide on the 2 x daily SYD-WLG or daily MEL-WLG? Definitely not a 787. If it happens it will be a 73H or JQ 320. But then again it's not a long hau...Jump to post
I believe BNE-DFW is next on the radar in addition to SYD-YVR. MEL-DFW is too far for even the 789 I was told so it will have to wait until the A350ULR or B777X arrive... MEL-DFW is roughly the same distance as PER-LHR, a tiny bit shorter in fact. Should the QF/AA JV get approved I could see QF lau...Jump to post
Wednesday's QF50 SFO-MEL (VH-ZNC) didnt leave SFO and is now scheduled to depart at 2000 local on Thursday as QF50D, nearly 22 hours behind schedule. As a result QF9 today has been cancelled. Is this just the PER-MEL-PER legs of QF10/QF9 cancelled with tonight's QF9 still operating the PER-LHR sect...Jump to post
I doubt Alan Joyce and Doug Parker would lose any sleep if QR up and left Oneworld.
I wasn't aware QF a private entity was blocking QR access to Australia. Last time I checked the Australian government decided when they want to renegotiate bilaterals, not Qantas.
Having a quick look at propliners I can't find anything conclusive but did find this on the wiki page for DC-7 Since the late 1940s Pan Am and other airlines had scheduled a few non-stop flights from New York to Europe, but westward non-stops against the prevailing wind were rarely possible with an ...Jump to post
Alongside Pan Am (The obvious answer for me, they were a global icon), and TWA (Got ran to ground literally), Braniff also get an honorable mention for me. They were one of the most profitable airlines in US for years, and collapsed quick after deregulation. May I add, Trans-Australia Airlines And ...Jump to post
I guess longest scheduled 747-400 was SYD DFW (which was weight-restricted, and only nonstop in one direction)? I think that was a 74E route. The regular 744 never did SYD-DFW. However, a 744 VH-OJA pulled of LHR-SYD nonstop for a VIP flight. Not never, only once. QF sent in the last minute VH-OJC ...Jump to post
If an airline has a fleet consisting of more than one manufacturer it gives the airline more leverage negotiating future aircraft deals as the order has a better chance of going to the other manufacturer if a particular manufacturer isn't competitive enough.Jump to post
I seem to remember that there were in fact some days when SYD-DFW ran with a normal 744 in place of the ER. Dont quote me on it, but seem to remember reading that somewhere. As far as I know there was one off substitution with standard 744 VH-OJC (?) flew the route. It did the northeast bound SYD-D...Jump to post
I flew on a 2 class 717 BNE-ADL (in Y) in March 2017 and I'm pretty sure there wasn't an ipad then.
To be honest I'd rather take my personal android tablet with my own content. I have an ipad at work and I can never figure out how to use it.
While not so much anymore for a while AKL used to see a fair amount of fifth freedom. Now it's just EK AKL-DPS; CI AKL-BNE; D7 AKL-OOL and LA AKL-SYD. But BI/TG/GA/UA/AR/QF have had fifth freedom flights passing through AKL in the last 20 years. It wasn't that long ago that EK used to fly AKL-SYD/ME...Jump to post
It’s not school holidays for another week in NSW/ACT, at this stage it’s only QLD and VIC on holiday. This has very little to do with schools though, more that Qantas is rapdily running out of 737 pilots. 747s are replacing A330s on SYD-PER, which (along with crazy high fleet utilisation) frees up ...Jump to post
VH-OJT has had its QF markings painted over and will make her last flight tomorrow to the desert Thanks for the photo. Although not specifically related to Australia, was curious about the following. It's occasionally discussed on A.Net whether the average citizen notice subtle changes in airline l...Jump to post
How many years has TK been planning to fly to Australia? Although with EY retreating it might not be such a bad time.
At this point i'll believe it when I open up FR24 and see a THY callsign tracking southeast over the Kimberley.
That A319 is in the older viking ship from the DC-6/7 era. My favourite was the later viking ship design with the lighter blue and "Scandinavian" titles particularly on longer types such as the DC-8-60. 0109783 1811634,1231493 I haven't flown SK before so I don't have any experiences but I...Jump to post
^ I have to admit the current NZ passport is the most attractive passport I've seen. I like that the design carries onto the back cover. I've got the same Australian N series passport that XAM2175 posted although it expires in nine months so I'll have a P series soon. Which has a similar design but ...Jump to post
Last year I was flying home from Christchurch. Just before the emigration control point there was about five of us at the desk filling out our departure cards. One middle aged woman blurts out "does anyone know how to spell Australia?" At that moment everyone stopped filling out their card...Jump to post
qf789 wrote:Qantas to operate one time SYD-BNE 744 service
https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status ... 15489?s=21
Separately, I wonder if the QF Group would ever re-start ADL - SIN, to connect to SIN - LHR, as well as 3K's SIN hub? A 321NEO could do it (on JQ), but for QF metal, a 330 would be needed, and I don't think there are many of those spare. Perhaps EK could add an ADL - SIN sector? Cheers, C. RE:QF Ma...Jump to post
How does interlining work? As I understand it there are two different kinds of interlining. A ticketing interline which allows a combination of more than one carrier on a single ticket. The other is a baggage interline which allows checked baggage to be transferred between different carriers withou...Jump to post
Strictly meeting the criteria that (a) I personally remember seeing said aircraft in pax service, (b) they are now retired/rare, and (c) impossible/not likely to fly in the future. Airbus A300/A310 (All variants) Airbus A340-200/500 Avro RJ70/RJ85/RJ100 Boeing 737-200 Boeing 747-200/SP. (Technically...Jump to post
EK have announced changes to MEL and BNE DXB-SIN-BNE will now leave at 2115 with a day flight SIN-BNE 1030ish - 1930 arrival in BNE The 2nd direct flight will now leave at around 0100 for a 2130. Cant remember the MEL flight change completely aside from that the SIN-MEL will now arrive MEL just aft...Jump to post
K48U. Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport. A favourite of mine. Quite ironic that it's a dirt strip in an isolated part of Wyoming. Apparently the story behind it is in the mid 90s there was asteroid discovered that was thought to be in a collision course to Jupiter. The residents decided t...Jump to post
I still don't understand why QR doesn't use the open skies with the US to Target Canadians. Namely using Detroit and Seattle. And what about Buffalo, can it handle a wide body. Agree, i have always wondered why they havent launched Buffalo flights yet. Could sustain at least 1 X 380 Daily, maybe a ...Jump to post
Since last update I have booked a daytrip to Bergen and upgraded my SAS ALF-LHR flight to SAS Plus opting for a later flight on the OSL-LHR leg which logs me an A320 neo and a longer lounge stay in OSL. 13NOV // QF51 // BNE-SIN // A330-300 13NOV // QF1 // SIN-LHR // A380-800 17NOV // AF1381 // LHR-C...Jump to post
Compass Airlines :duck: Slogan would be "We'll get you there... Third time lucky!" Just kidding. While I certainly don't like it when upstarts resurrect old airline names especially when they also take on their old branding. As much as I liked the old Ansett, if were to resurrect an old na...Jump to post
I wouldn't discount a scenario where QF takes around 10-15 A321neo from the group order as interim solution for relieving congestion on trunk routes and incremental capacity increases on domestic and short haul international. Then as the 797 enters the fleet these A321s can get transfered to one of ...Jump to post
Yes, and the MRTT too. But what will they do with MSN1888? Wait until someone orders if not a 338, at least a 330neo-based freighter or MRTT? Is it even possible to convert an already built passenger 330 to a freighter or an MRTT? There seems to be quite a bit of structural differences between them...Jump to post
Is 'Shippy' going to be based in BNE exclusively or will she rotate through the current Dreamliner destinations and network like -ZNA and co? I've heard the PER B744 flights will be loaded into GDS early this week, it'll be interesting to see what seating plans accompany them with -OEB having F and...Jump to post
As far as the Qantaslink fleet goes all DHC8-300 are Q300s I believe the earliest is a 2000 model. With the DHC8-200 TQS is a '95 delivery making it a non Q. TQG and TQX are an early and late '96 delivery so depending on when exactly the NVS system became standard they may or not be Q200s. There are...Jump to post
If it was today Fred could've taken Dino on board as an emotional support animal...Jump to post
I'm not sure about India. Too far and I doubt the yields make it worthwhile. Much better off flying to SIN and using the SQ network to get passengers to a number of destinations rather than choosing one or in this case having one chosen for you (BOM). As for fleet I see an A350-900 order to replace ...Jump to post
A couple of equip/sched changes and new flights. 13NOV // QF51 // BNE-SIN // A330-300 13NOV // QF1 // SIN-LHR // A380-800 17NOV // AF1381 // LHR-CDG // A319-100 17NOV // AF1740 // CDG-AMS // A318-100 18NOV // KL1233 // AMS-CDG // B737-800 (WL) 21NOV // FI543 // CDG-KEF // B767-300ER (WL) 23NOV // NY...Jump to post