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by redroo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 204
Views: 22213

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

Sorry QANTAS your JNB flight needs to depart from T1 to make the train line viable.... but oh we won’t build you the terminal we promised you for your domestic flights to operate next to the train line.... Rail issue is a load of rubbish. While QF remains at T3/T4 passengers can use the Redcliffe S...

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by redroo
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 204
Views: 22213

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

Fundamentally there isn’t the space on the T1 side of PER for all of qantas operations. So until PAPL build a new terminal there isn’t much that can be done... unless they’re trying to get qantas to pay for it, which wouldn’t surprise me.

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by redroo
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 204
Views: 22213

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

ABC and other media outlets are reporting a United Airlines flight did a mayday call on the basis of low fuel: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-04/sydney-airport-emergency-after-united-airlines-mayday-call/10336766 The affected flight was reported to be UA839. Just saw that too. Unusual to be com...

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by redroo
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 55149

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

BYO and streaming is the way it’s going. And I wouldn’t be surprised if they eventually trim back on the tvs and movies in favour of Netflix and Stan.

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by redroo
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 62
Views: 8915

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

Doubt a ULH route, especially to a market that is largely geared toward tourism such as Australia ever be profitable. How much do you actually know about Australia? Sydney is one of a handful of financial capitals in the world. London, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo. It actually outranks ...

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by redroo
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 55149

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

qf789 wrote:
Today's arriving QF10 has just touched in PER, the flight has shaved another 11 minutes off its previous best time, coming in at 15 hours and 34 minutes


That’s crazy time. That’s a smidge longer than a LAX flight.

Will be fascinating to see what it’s like during the northern winter.

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by redroo
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 55149

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Such a load of clickbaity codswallop indeed! “Pictured: Boeing 777X which will fly non-stop from Perth to Los Angeles. Boeing has revealed the sleek new jet which will fly Qantas’ non-stop route from Perth to Los Angeles. The giant 777X aircraft will also fly non-stop from Sydney to London.” https:...

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by redroo
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 55149

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

More airports have accused Qantas of refusing to pay higher fees Queensland Airports Limited which operates OOL, TSV, ISA and LRE said that QF was unwilling to help fund infrastructure that will ultimately benefit passengers According to the Australian Airport Investors Group, they said the issue w...

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by redroo
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 55149

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Update on delays for PER VA569 SYD-PER delayed about 15 hours, will now depart SYD around 930am Tomorrow’s VA470 PER-BNE delayed about 6 hours Qantas has cancelled QF481 MEL-PER QF583 SYD-PER QF652 BNE-PER Jetstar has cancelled JQ982/983 OOL-PER-OOL Just landed on the qf571. Almost didn’t make it. ...

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by redroo
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 55149

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Several flights are being diverted due to weather at SYD QF580 PER-SYD diverted to CBR CI51 TPE-SYD diverted to CBR VA556 PER-SYD diverted to MEL VA970 BNE-SYD diverted to MEL Wonder if CBR is getting their credit card machine ready!!! Tell me about it. I’m trying to get back to Perth. Second groun...

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by redroo
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 55149

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Mixed on this one. I think the area could sustain a Jetstar flight once a week from Sydney and Melbourne BUT I sort of like that it’s hard to get to. Last thing I want is the region over run with tourists :-) I've heard that the drive down there from PER actually is an attraction in and of itself, ...

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by redroo
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 55149

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

More criticism of the the expansion of Busselton Airport in WA - this time, it's being called a "pup", because "discussions with carriers failed to win any interest and the prospect of a turnaround was minimal." What do people think - is it worth developing Busselton? See: https...

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by redroo
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37419

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

I think replacing the 747 is as important as opening ULHR in this process. And 787-9 is not a solution for that requirement. Even if QF says so. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DlRkPfBXgAAlmG-.jpg You’re right in that the 747 (and a380) need to be replaced and that the 789 is not the answer. For a larg...

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by redroo
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Air Canada mainline taking back so many Rouge routes?
Replies: 63
Views: 11220

Re: Why is Air Canada mainline taking back so many Rouge routes?

However Qantas/Jetstar has worked very well - so your blanket dismissal is perhaps a conclusion too far. QF learned from its Australian Airlines experience what not to do and didn't do it with JQ. JQ has new fleet, and a dedicated role (cost focussed leisure (incl VFR)). Id suggest that all the oth...

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by redroo
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today
Replies: 41
Views: 10080

Re: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today

Yes, congrats! I love all the new P2P routes emerging. Airports with O&D demand and the capacity to increase the number of flights, such as MEL, will thrive. I am all for minimizing the number of flights (my sister recently missed a connection punctuating the preference for direct flights). QF ...

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by redroo
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37419

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

What would they do with QF1/QF2 though, I'm really curious. with PER-LHR already running, and SYD/MEL-LHR on the table. Would they still operate the stopover in SIN? Also, wouldn't A380 became useless after a while? It’s unlilely the one stop would continue to operate if the non stop becomes availa...

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by redroo
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37419

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

If you are tankering fuel for ULL Range routes you are adding weight. The aircraft is going to need to be more robust to accommodate the extra weight which increases the cost of the passenger seat per mile and also can cause a reduction in cargo.: Cargo doesn´t play a role. With full tanks both jus...

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by redroo
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 27340

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

Has Perth-LAX been announced yet? It is only 300miles further than PER-LHR according to GCMAP. After London, Los Angeles must be the next most demanded long distance route from Perth. Why would they do that? Is there even enough demand for such route? It doesn't seem as viable. If they have spare B...

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by redroo
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37419

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

I think some are overestimating Qantas’ international network. I think at the very most Qantas will initially use such an aircraft to operate: SYD-LHR daily MEL-LHR daily SYD-JFK daily After this first tranche of routes, the following routes could also use such an aircraft: SYD-DFW daily (replacing...

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by redroo
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 27340

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

You’re missing my point which is why would people NOT go through HKG as it’s a shorter flight from the east coast of Australia Connecting through Perth is a longer routing Most people would look at google maps and say Perth is more direct and shorter. What is grest circle they would ask :rotfl: HKG...

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by redroo
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 15521

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

To offer a different perspective It’s been a while but this issue would cause qantas problems. There were known hot spots in the crewing calendar that required substantially extra crew to be on reserve to cover “sickness” - namely Christmas, Australia Day, and in Sydney Mardi Gras. The increased lev...

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by redroo
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 57127

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

^^ Re post 329. Would you throw in possibly some A321LR's" A complex question. I see A321NEO markets as being an extension of the Australian domestic market rather than true international flying. Admittedly, a bit odd considering hiw the Asian market works. I suspect the A321NEO would be well ...

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by redroo
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 103
Views: 14440

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

Apologies you are so tired of it but clearly the American public at large disagrees with you as the airlines have fallen inline with consumer demand. How is frequency easier to do than upgauging? Paying additional employees to work flights, paying additional user fees, paying higher rents for more ...

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by redroo
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 57127

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

The price difference between tickets bough in the UK and those in AUS is strange. I just booked a one way from LHR to MEL next month for £430 with EY the cheapest was around £360, returns with EY can be had for around £530 which is less than AUD,1000! It’s always been this way and essentially it’s ...

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by redroo
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition
Replies: 55
Views: 8540

Re: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition

The two brand strategy can work and does work for Qantas - though they are the exception to the rule. The higher yielding trunk routes get the QF product and the lower yielding routes get JQ. There is a bit of overlap to cater to the markets but it works well and people understand the difference. Th...

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by redroo
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 59375

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Ahh thanks for that much appreciated. The lease reversion issue for T1 probably explains the lack of investment by QF. At MEL T1, QF is actually still investing in the property. - Charlie concourse (gates 1-12) is currently receiving an entire suite of updated gate lounge seating. The replacement p...

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by redroo
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 59375

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Changing subject. I got another “buy one time access” to the qantas club for an upcoming trip. It’s $45! Does anyone take up the offer? If you’re going hard at the bar it might make sense but it’s a bit steep for a coffee at 9am :-) Considering the bar doesn't open until 12pm it doesn't seem good v...

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by redroo
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Intl’ Economy Meal Trial
Replies: 54
Views: 10056

Re: Delta Intl’ Economy Meal Trial

As others have said, QF have been doing this for a while both internationally and domestically. The plus was that qantas increased the meal size, quality and options. You get a choice of two hot meals or a salad domestically trans con. Can’t speak for international. At the time of giving you the box...

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by redroo
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 59375

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Changing subject. I got another “buy one time access” to the qantas club for an upcoming trip. It’s $45! Does anyone take up the offer? If you’re going hard at the bar it might make sense but it’s a bit steep for a coffee at 9am :-)

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by redroo
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should the government regulate minimum seating space
Replies: 130
Views: 4710

Re: Should the government regulate minimum seating space

In some countries, there are more rules about how space livestock need to be transported than there are humans.

Right or wrong? It does raise an eyebrow to know that sheep need certain m2 and humans don’t.

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by redroo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 59375

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

With regards to Perth... The Perth aviation market is resetting after a period of ludicrous capacity growth. From a sleepy city all of a sudden we had flights leaving every 90s to go to the Pilbara, EK flying in three planes at day and an almost hourly service to Bali. The money and the people that ...

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qf789 wrote:
PER-HBA will begin on 17 September, 3 weekly (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

https://www.ausbt.com.au/virgin-austral ... ource=hero




Finally!!!

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by redroo
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 59375

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Qantas 789 VH-ZNE names Skippy has been delivered, even though the name looks more like Shippy https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dg9Uz2nVMAAVCsy.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dg9Uz2pUcAEuOS6.jpg https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/1013121698810380289 QF6025 to MEL, expected arrival around 1845 on Sund...

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by redroo
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 45064

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Everything old is new again. I remember the 743 days! Going even further back, I remember the 74L (SP) days with EAA/EAB doing PER-SIN ´last century´. Bit of an overkill for the route I guess, but the only SP I ever logged, so I was happy. WA= Wait Awhile..... The good ol days! I suspect the curren...

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by redroo
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 45064

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

QF is going to use the 747 on SYD-PER services, replacing an A330 which will in turn replace the 737 on PER-SIN but it will reduce to 1 per day. Looks like the 747 will also be going to Hawaii sooner than expected and the 787 will be used on BNE-MEL returns. 717’s will also get an increase, althoug...

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by redroo
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 45064

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

If best-case scenario means new premium economy seat in 4 years, that is still a very short lifespan for current premium economy, usual lifespan for product is 7+ years, which still indicates to me that QF isn't happy with the seat. You could say the same about the A330 vs 787 J though, it’s only a...

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by redroo
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 45064

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Well Alan Joyce's "revolutionary" premium economy seat didn't last very long! "Qantas' latest premium economy seat has been flying for barely eight months but the airline is already scoping out its replacement" reports AusBT. https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-on-the-hunt-for-next-...

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by redroo
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MAN introduces passenger drop-off fees.
Replies: 41
Views: 4757

Re: MAN introduces passenger drop-off fees.

Newcastle do the same

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by redroo
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 45064

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Show me your source. Mine indicates QF's A330 is a full 1 inch wider than 789; 18.2 inch instead of 17 as you claimed: http://theqantassource.com/seatmaps/332/28j243yavod.html While for 787-9 it's the 17.2" as you said: http://theqantassource.com/seatmaps/789/42j28w166y.html Michael https://ww...

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by redroo
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia
Replies: 59
Views: 6911

Re: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia

I think JB will be remembered as a dinosaur who didn't notice the world had changed and bet against the market trends. He's the man who brought legacy hang ups to a start up airline, who bet heavily on the resources sector just before the peak and who couldn’t capitalise on the Qantas grounding. In...

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by redroo
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia
Replies: 59
Views: 6911

Re: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia

The virgin brand is tired and like others have said it’s no longer hip and cool like it was 20 years ago. There comes a point where red lipstick and sexual innuendo tire. Fundamentally they don’t know what they want to be. Actually i think they know they want to be qantas mark 2 but they don’t have ...

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by redroo
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia
Replies: 59
Views: 6911

Re: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia

Not sure how many of you fly Virgin Australia with some of the comments. I fly 30-40 return trips a year. Their domestic product is the best and so are the staff. They lose on INTL. No growth no plans and not even their HKG flights will stop the flow of loses on INTL routes. They suffer as does all...

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by redroo
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia
Replies: 59
Views: 6911

Re: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia

A lot of what people predicted with VA and JB has come to pass. They moved up in the market and let themselves get sandwiched between QF and JQ. Not able to command a premium over QF and undercut by JQ. TT was an after thought (!!) and struggles to compete against JQ. Rushing into a330 with EK plane...

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by redroo
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 45064

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Adelaide airport have announced $165 million terminal expansion planned. Fly through the new $165m terminal expansion planned for #Adelaide Airport. It’ll be the biggest infrastructure project since completion of the existing terminal in 2005. Full video and details: (link: http://www.adelaideairpo...

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by redroo
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 45064

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Well it opens the door for SQ (YET again) to launch a takeover bid, although that's looking very less likely day by day. The other option, Delta purchasing the stakes from the financially crippled Etihad or debt ridden HNA groups within the next 6-12 months, and launching a takeover bid from there ...

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by redroo
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 45064

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

QANTAS maintenance policies catch engine pylon cracking in a 744ER. QF have halved the period recommended by the manufacturer and this caught a serious problem well before it became a safety risk https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/closer-inspection-interval-detected-cracking-on-747-449241/ ...

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by redroo
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 45064

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

IAG CEO Willie Walsh says BA will continue to SYD and would like to return to MEL, nonstop from London to Australia is not part of the plan https://twitter.com/ausaviation/status/1004149749430169601?s=21 I am not sure what is more unlikely: IR to actually commence SYD, TK to finally commence Austra...

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by redroo
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 45064

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

I love this paragraph from Perth Airport: "“Centralisation at the T1 International Terminal will be faster and easier for passengers, more cost-effective for our airline customers and will build on the $4 billion dollars of investment already made by Perth Airport and the State and Federal gov...

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by redroo
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 45064

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

It seems the route is not off all together, while it is gone for this year, the plan for PER-JNB was to run it seasonally DEC-MAR, QF have said that it may operate next year providing its resolved. Unfortunately until this is resolved and what QF refers to the "Perth Airport situation" fl...

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by redroo
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas looking at ULR flights to CDG and FRA after successful launch of PER-LHR flights
Replies: 42
Views: 7152

Re: Qantas looking at ULR flights to CDG and FRA after successful launch of PER-LHR flights

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has said that after the successful launch of PER-LHR, Qantas is now looking at future ULH flights such PER-CDG and PER-FRA along with ULH flights to the US. Though it has only been 73 days since the firs flight departed Perth for London, AJ says that the flight is performing b...

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