I may as well add to my initial post and make a few intrim predictions too. - QF/AA JV will be approved, AA will start MEL-LAX with QF starting SYD-ORD & BNE-DFW/SFO - QF will announce PER-CDG, starting around late 2019/early 2020 - QF will upgrade PER-AKL from seasonal to year-round - VA & ...Jump to post
Total flights: 12 (equal to 2017) Total distance: ~26,000mi / ~42,000km (+4,000 mi / +8,000km from 2017) Airlines flown: 5 (+1 from 2017) Aircraft flown: 8 (+1 from 2017) Countries: 4, Canada, United States, Hong Kong/China, Australia (equal to 2017) Cities: 8 (equal to 2017) New aircraft: ERJ-175, ...Jump to post
Only a trip to New Zealand's south island has been booked so far. Im hoping to make a few more routine trips to Sydney throughout the year, holidays to Bali, Darwin, Brisbane or the US west coast are also on the cards but nothing firm planned yet. 13/1 QF582 PER-SYD 737-800 18/1 JQ143 SYD-CHC A320 3...Jump to post
qf789 wrote:Qantas is planning on returning to Fiji for NS19, up to 4 weekly
http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/1 ... n-to-fiji/
I'm not from the states and have only just caught on to this debate but can anyone elaborate on how ending birthright citizenship would be "racist" as some people are claiming? Virtually every country outside the America's has either abolished or has never recognized BC, including my count...Jump to post
PER-LHR for Qantas, London has always been a focus city for QF and to be able to fly it direct from Australia after having to make stops every year since the 50's is quite revolutionary, its also their most profitable route and not to mention a route that really pushes the 787 to its limits, having ...Jump to post
1st flight : DRW-PER 1st airline : Qantas 1st type : B737-400 (Most likely) 1st single : Cessna 172N 1st twin : B737 1st quad : B747-300 (Most likely) 1st turboprop : Q300 (QantasLink) 1st Boeing ... 737 1st Airbus ... A320 1st aircraft named ... Flown but unknown 1st J class ... Qantas 747 LHR-SIN ...Jump to post
Qantas would be the airline I feel the most connected to, my first flight (DRW-PER), first international (SYD-AKL), first intercontinental (SYD-BKK) and first long haul (BKK-LHR) flights where all with them. Combined with the minor sense of pride you get when you see the national animal at airports ...Jump to post
April 2007* SYD-BKK-LHR - Qantas - B747-400 LHR-SIN-SYD - Qantas - B747-400 July 2009* SYD-SIN-LHR - Qantas - B747-400 LHR-SIN-LHR - Qantas - B747-400 2018 PER-SYD - Qantas - B747-400ER - VH-OEG SYD-PER - Qantas - B747-400ER - VH-OEJ *Going off rough memory, passport stamps (of arrivals/departures) ...Jump to post
QF also leased a BA 744 at this time also VH-NLH (never leaves the hangar) - operated in a hybrid livery with BA config. I remember that aircraft. According to the Qantas Source, it spent nearly two and half years with QF, from November 2000 to March 2003. Wouldn’t the oddball configuration and dif...Jump to post
OEB is surely the next QF 747 to go into retirement, it's amazing to think they've kept her around longer than they did with OJT (a newer and refurbished aircraft retired only yesterday).Jump to post
I didn't record any flights prior to 2014 so I have no way of knowing for certain but I can clearly remember doing SYD-BKK-LHR & return on the Qantas 747. Also considering the amount of times I flew SYD-PER & SYD-SIN/BKK-LHR in the 2000s I think it's very likely i'v flown on quite a few, not...Jump to post
Flown: Jan: 3/1/2018 - YTZ-YUL - Air Canada 7964 - Q400 - C-GGOF 9/1/2018 - YUL-LGA - Air Canada 7634 - ERJ-175 - C-FEKI 10/1/2018 - JFK-HKG - Cathay Pacific 841 - B77W - B-KPA 11/1/2018 - HKG-PER - Cathay Pacific 171 - A359 - B-LRL 24/1/2018 - PER-SYD - Qantas 566 - A330-200 - VH-EBF 28/1/2018 - SY...Jump to post
Does anyone know if there are any more 747s scheduled to fly between Perth & Sydney (particularly on the 27th & 1st) ? There are definitely future services, as I am due to fly the 747 to/from SYD on the 21st and 23rd of this month. A quick browse on the QF site shows me that QF580 and 568 P...Jump to post
Another update, managed to snag a cheap day trip to Melbourne and back. Flew VH-EBF for the second time this year too. 3/1/2018 - YTZ-YUL - Air Canada 7964 - Q400 - C-GGOF 9/1/2018 - YUL-LGA - Air Canada 7634 - ERJ-175 - C-FEKI 10/1/2018 - JFK-HKG - Cathay Pacific 841 - B77W - B-KPA 11/1/2018 - HKG-...Jump to post
As the 747s are replaced by the 787s it opens up a lot of questions about routes like HND where the 787 is simply too small for QF to make the most out of it. I'd expect some of the free A330s being used to restart SYD-NRT to operate alongside a SYD-HND 787. I believe that QF will inevitably purchas...Jump to post
I agree with the comments re it being not nearly as dangerous as the article makes it out to be, rather it's just the angle of the photo.
But sadly it's only a matter of time before some idiot pushes the limits and gets the whole beach closed.
I favour Qantas on domestic flights as i'm tied in with their frequen flier program.Jump to post
There's a number of flights out of PER which are centered around transporting workers in minsites in regional West Australian cities to/from Perth. Qantas & Virgin Australia even have subfleets of Fokker 100s and A320s based in PER for these flights. PER-KGL PER-ZNE PER-PBO PER-LEA PER-ONS Are s...Jump to post
I don't have any record of flying with British Airways despite doing 3 trips between Sydney & London in the 2000s and 6 flights on LHR-DUB.
I also haven't logged a single QF A330-300 despite the Qantas A330-200 being my most common aircraft by far.
Flown: 3/1/2018 - YTZ-YUL - Air Canada 7964 - Q400 - C-GGOF 9/1/2018 - YUL-LGA - Air Canada 7634 - ERJ-175 - C-FEKI 10/1/2018 - JFK-HKG - Cathay Pacific 841 - B77W - B-KPA 11/1/2018 - HKG-PER - Cathay Pacific 171 - A359 - B-LRL 24/1/2018 - PER-SYD - Qantas 566 - A330-200 - VH-EBF 28/1/2018 - SYD-PER...Jump to post
openskies88 wrote:John Borghetti to step down from CEO role from January 2020
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/virgin-aust ... ve-in-2020
QF and CX both still do. In QF's case I believe it's for international only - there are heaps of domestic flights on which they provide hot meals but usually without a choice of options. QF usually offer a choice of two on longer domestic flights (like PER-SYD) CX gave me two options on PER-HKG &am...Jump to post
aerokiwi wrote:Has anyone heard how Jetgo is doing on Wollongong-Melbourne? Such a quirky route with the E145.