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by redroo
Tue May 22, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 335
Views: 50715

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

You aussies mostly live on the wrong side of the island. :shhh: Anyway a big dedicated hub on the NorthWest would put Europe under 8000NM. Enabling most WB's to by pass hot & sandy places. http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=PHe-SYD,+PHE-MEL,+PHE-LHR,+PHE-MAD,+PHE-FRA,+PHE-BNE,+PHE-PER,+++PHE-HKG,+PHE-A...

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by redroo
Sat May 19, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 133
Views: 24287

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

I find this development very worrying.

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by redroo
Thu May 17, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 124
Views: 36631

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

Replace the bold/underlined text above with any given topic and you'll have every thread on a.net. Except of course I’ve been saying this for over a year, and no one wants to hear the truth or reality. Yes there is a minor element of Ramadan, but as I’ve stated previously, EK are fast running out o...

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by redroo
Tue May 15, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 299
Views: 29628

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

CBR airport holds QF737 to ransom Back in March a QF737 flying AKL to SYD diverted to CBR due to bad weather at SYD. The aircraft was not allowed to continue on to SYD until a $18,000 diversion fee was to be paid so CBR airport parked a car behind the 737 and refused to move it. It wasn't until sen...

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by redroo
Mon May 14, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 299
Views: 29628

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

CBR airport holds QF737 to ransom Back in March a QF737 flying AKL to SYD diverted to CBR due to bad weather at SYD. The aircraft was not allowed to continue on to SYD until a $18,000 diversion fee was to be paid so CBR airport parked a car behind the 737 and refused to move it. It wasn't until sen...

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by redroo
Thu May 10, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7153

Re: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

It is a hoot to see all the indignant post about carting one's luggage off the plane in an emergency. And yes, I get it, the rules ensure the safe evacuation of the aircraft's most precious cargo - the passengers. Personal items are secondary and (could) slow the evacuation. But here's my thought -...

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by redroo
Thu May 10, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7153

Re: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

Another evacuation caught on tape that I find completely infuriating. It is a hoot to see all the indignant post about carting one's luggage off the plane in an emergency. And yes, I get it, the rules ensure the safe evacuation of the aircraft's most precious cargo - the passengers. Personal items ...

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by redroo
Wed May 09, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7153

Re: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

The qantas crew are trained to go into an “chant” as soon as they start evacuating. I think it’s sone thing like “evacuate, evacuate, leave everything behind”. It’s done loudy, repeatedly and in sync to combat some of the “sheep” mentality of people in these situations. Ps - Whilst the image of ever...

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by redroo
Mon May 07, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 299
Views: 29628

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Japan flights for PER won’t happen until 2019 at the earliest https://www.ausbt.com.au/perth-airport-ceo-no-direct-ana-or-jal-flights-to-japan-this-year?utm_source=hero This is disappointing as it definitely the missing link from Perth. The number of people I speak to that are going or have been to...

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by redroo
Sat May 05, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas suspends Perth growth, blames uncooperative airport
Replies: 7
Views: 3628

Re: Qantas suspends Perth growth, blames uncooperative airport

When I finally see PAPL laying down a concrete slab to consolidate all activity on the "international" side of the airfield, THEN and only then I will believe it will happen. Until then, it is better for qantas to run everything from the "domestic" side of the airfield. LHR, SIN...

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by redroo
Sat May 05, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas suspends Perth growth, blames uncooperative airport
Replies: 7
Views: 3628

Re: Qantas suspends Perth growth, blames uncooperative airport

When I finally see PAPL laying down a concrete slab to consolidate all activity on the "international" side of the airfield, THEN and only then I will believe it will happen. Until then, it is better for qantas to run everything from the "domestic" side of the airfield. LHR, SIN ...

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by redroo
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation
Replies: 60
Views: 8971

Re: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation

I made a comment a while ago on another thread that the virgin brand is a kin to watching your drunk auntie crack onto your mates at the backyard bbq. Sex, flair and glamour may have worked twenty years ago but it’s just embarrassing now. The virgin brand is not strong in Australia. It’s present but...

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by redroo
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

GT reports on QF vs PER for T3 vs T1, makes interesting observations about terminal arrangements: "Another difficulty for Qantas is that the A330 will operate from Sydney as a domestic flight to T4 and then require towing to the other side of the airport to T1 which can take up to one hour dep...

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by redroo
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight duration classifications
Replies: 28
Views: 2824

Re: Flight duration classifications

Interesting... From an Aussie perspective, I don't think of SYD-PER (5hr) or BNE-PER (5.5hr) as medium haul, they're just flights. I don't think any of us view LAX as long haul either. I'm not even sure DFW is thought of as ULH anymore. I don't even view LHR as ULH, just longer than the others. I di...

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by redroo
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Could QF'S 744ER'S do SYD-IST-SYD without taking a significant payload hit? Is there a large enough market to justify a 3x or 4x service? With AI flying DEL-MEL-SYD-DEL and DEL-SYD-MEL-DEL service is there room for QF to enter the market? No and no. SYD-IST would be, by far, the longest flight in t...

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by redroo
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

https://twitter.com/Jamie_Freed/status/ ... 2350528512


Can smell the pork from that barrel all the way over in the west :)


Oink oink
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waoz1 wrote:
qf789 wrote:
There will be an announcement tomorrow (Thursday) with the PM pledging to build a rail link to MEL airport

https://twitter.com/Jamie_Freed/status/ ... 2350528512


Can smell the pork from that barrel all the way over in the west :)


Oink oink

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by redroo
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

On QF or LH? LH on a 359 to PER would be very interesting! Cheers, C. Either or. Id doubt LH is looking at PER as much as QF is looking at Germany though. Isn't CDG a bigger market than FRA for Australia, meaning QF would probably consider France before Germany ex-PER? At the same time, LH has said...

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by redroo
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:51 am
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?

Flew it back in 2000. Long before the HKG option. Actually that was SYD-LAX-AKL (connected onto NZ1).

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by redroo
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

It has always amazed me how perth supported an EK (x2), EY and QR flight. With sub $1000 fares (CX !!) to Europe I can’t see how anyone is making any money. Looks like EY wasn’t.

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by redroo
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

According to airlineroute the flight as of 9 April QF have removed from schedule filing The flight will need to come from the east coast because there are no International crew based in Perth. The sand gropers can’t operate the A330 internationallly. I think you will find us 'Sand gropers' can oper...

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by redroo
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

From my sources PER-JNB defiantly going ahead, start date also correct. Also some talk it may run as a single flight number MEL-PER-JNB but defiantly not a certainty According to airlineroute the flight as of 9 April QF have removed from schedule filing The flight will need to come from the east co...

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by redroo
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

I'd have preferred a summer seasonal PER - CPT service, linking to BNE, SYD, MEL and the summer seasonal PER - AKL service. South Africa's economy isn't doing too well, but tourism is strong, and CPT is the heart of that tourism boom - plus, 1) PER already has flights to JNB on SA, so it'll be more...

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by redroo
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Looks like QF may be about to announce a new route, Perth-Johannesburg https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278015/qantas-files-one-way-johannesburg-perth-schedule-from-dec-2018/ But why file it one way? Just curious. Most likely not meant to be loaded yet I can’t say much about it but...

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by redroo
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

If virgin want to be on the global scene and capture any of the high yielding corporate traffic then it needs to be in one of the alliances IMHO. Aussies travel so much internationally and right now the virgin proposition is a mess. On the other hand they could give up the global ambitions and just ...

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by redroo
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Things are starting to unravel for Virgin but there may be a bright side to this. It may force virgin to concentrate on its own business and not being a virtual network carrier (or whatever it was). I do think they need to join an alliance - be that skyteam or star. They are always going to struggle...

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by redroo
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 335
Views: 50715

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

QF didn’t use the A380 because they struggled to fill two A380s every day into LHR. the QF9 always had more way availability for staff travel than the QF1.

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by redroo
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 118
Views: 12216

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

You should check out some of the Aussie regional airports if you don’t like aluminium sheeting. We love it down here. Great, practical material. Saying that I would take a regional shed over most of the UK airports any day. Flew through NCL recently and it was a zoo of shops and pubs. The concourses...

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by redroo
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Hey if we’re taking about ADL LAX what about non stop PER ???

Only kidding. Though a 787 doing CDG PER BNE LAX would be good enough.

I don’t have a problem with us westies connecting on the eastern seaboard to get to the USA.

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by redroo
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 335
Views: 50715

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

I think Leeham's in-house numbers have generally turned out to be pretty solid. I can see the sense in Qantas wanting to see the 77X numbers from flight testing before finalising their analysis. And I guess both manufacturers (and the engine guys) will be working to take out weight and get fuel con...

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by redroo
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 335
Views: 50715

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

QF has pretty much given up on international market share. They've realised it is pointless. Instead their sticking to their strengths and reducing their cost base as much as they can. They are quite happy to skim the top paying customers, have a virtual network to Europe with EK and maintain its o...

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by redroo
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

SQ789 wrote:
How's the PER-LHR nonstop flight doing since it's launch last week?


I've heard multiple times around the BBQ in Perth that "we're going to use the non stop flight for our trip to europe next year". The locals are embracing it.

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by redroo
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 335
Views: 50715

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

Qantas has no interest in international market share. Qantas makes it money from its domestic operation, Jetstar and frequent flier. It needs an international network to keep the domestic corporates happy... and that largely means the major business capitals of the world - London, Singapore, Hong Ko...

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by redroo
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Attempting to find a link but in a separate thread there are reports of QF being fined by The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). US DOT is out with a civil consent order penalty of $125,000 aganist Qantas for violations of Cabotage regulations. DOT investigation revealed Qantas U.S. website o...

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by redroo
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: why did Qantas prefer GE engines instead of RR engines in b787-9?
Replies: 19
Views: 4241

Re: why did Qantas prefer GE engines instead of RR engines in b787-9?

From what I’ve been told by contacts at QF there is no love for RR at the moment. The a380 engines were particularly susceptible to sand going through Dubai which caused engineering grief. However others have said the relationship between QF and RR is good. So who knows !! Just curious, is there an...

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by redroo
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Well this only took 5 days, QF9 PER-LHR is delayed by 40 minutes tonight Its now only 33mins late. Are we really going to talk about flights that are delayed half an hour??? For the record looks like its been early/ontime every other day. The crew hours on the PER-LHR service are extremely tight he...

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by redroo
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: why did Qantas prefer GE engines instead of RR engines in b787-9?
Replies: 19
Views: 4241

Re: why did Qantas prefer GE engines instead of RR engines in b787-9?

From what I’ve been told by contacts at QF there is no love for RR at the moment. The a380 engines were particularly susceptible to sand going through Dubai which caused engineering grief.

However others have said the relationship between QF and RR is good. So who knows !!

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by redroo
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:27 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 redroo
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53544

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Tonight's news reports that tourist operators in WA are starting to see an increase in activity as a result of PER-LHR https://twitter.com/7NewsPerth/status/978219949184270341 Also Quokka (ZNC) has just departed PER for her first trip to LHR, I'm starting to think this should be called the Quokka r...

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by redroo
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The era of ultra-long-range flights
Replies: 57
Views: 9936

Re: The era of ultra-long-range flights

It’s all about perspective. From London you can get to almost anywhere in 12 hours. From Sydney you can’t even get to Los Angeles in that time, never mind New York, Chicago or London. Even Dubai is longer. We had another conversation at dinner tonight in Perth about the non stop to London. The overw...

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by redroo
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs
Replies: 94
Views: 13623

Re: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs

From FR24 it's estimated arrival will be just after 4am (not forgetting we're switching to BST tonight otherwise it would be just after 3am!) :crazy: The new QF9 from Perth is scheduled to arrive at 5am every day using one of qantas long held “dark slots”. Why? Nothing stopping the aircraft leaving...

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by redroo
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:29 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

Someone's feedback. https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/5894968/qantas-airlines-direct-flights-london-perth-australia-economy-class/ I'm still ignorant of why an airplane can't be designed to pull in some fresh air from the outside, instead of "filtering" the same cabin air over a long flight...

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by redroo
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs
Replies: 94
Views: 13623

Re: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs

Add QF9 to your list from today, which arrives at 5:05am from PER. From FR24 it's estimated arrival will be just after 4am (not forgetting we're switching to BST tonight otherwise it would be just after 3am!) :crazy: The new QF9 from Perth is scheduled to arrive at 5am every day using one of qantas...

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by redroo
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:36 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

This seems to be really important to Australians for some reason , so congratulations are due to everyone involved and I hope it’s a great success I turned on the bbc for some coverage but there seems to be a story about corrupt sports people doing something in Crickett (??) or something instead Au...

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by redroo
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:41 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

VH-ZNA, Great Southern Land is operating the 2nd MEL-PER-LHR which is about to leave MEL Here's a couple of stories on the flight onboard https://thewest.com.au/travel/perth-london-direct-qantas-flight-arrives-at-heathrow-ng-b88785233z https://www.airlineratings.com/news/qantas-look-paris-conquerin...

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by redroo
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:35 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

Thanks for all the updates qf789. Greatly appreciate the effort you’ve gone to.

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by redroo
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The era of ultra-long-range flights
Replies: 57
Views: 9936

Re: The era of ultra-long-range flights

Why would you go to the UK and back in a couple of days? That’s out there...... The jury’s out, some ULR may work well, I suspect it will remain niche, going for 17 hours in an economy seat is not something many people might do more than once. There will likely be an explosion of interest, a bubble...

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by redroo
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The era of ultra-long-range flights
Replies: 57
Views: 9936

Re: The era of ultra-long-range flights

As a skippy (Australian) I am all for the non stops. I recently did UK and back in a couple of days. The stop in Dubai to “stretch the legs” was a waste of time. Land, taxi, off the plane, security, expensive coffee, walk, walk, avoid people trying to sell you duty free, board, taxi and away again. ...

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by redroo
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:24 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

Awesome news.

Finally. A non stop flight from Australia to UK.

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by redroo
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:54 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

And the same equipment too! Is it a configuration thing? Remember QF only have 236 seats vs EY's 299. So potentially a lot lighter pax wise, although I imagine the fuel will make up for a lot of it. Even though QF physiquely have 236 they only had 216 bums on seats with 20 y/c blocked. EK413 Was to...

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by redroo
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:37 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

qf789 wrote:
Unfortunately with both side by side can’t get many pictures, well not good ones, catering is currently onboard


Bit of an awkward place to get photos unless you’re in the “international” bit.

I know someone behind the scenes, so hopefully we will get a few snaps before they go.

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