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by JBusworth
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 278
Views: 25048

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

When I flew KUL-SIN-SYD with JQ on a QF ticket I certainly got free bags, with interline baggage through to SYD. Free meal, drink and amenities as well.

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by JBusworth
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 11300

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

As has been widely mentioned the long layover is for maintence as there isn't really any other suitable space in the schedule for it. Qantas also owns a maintainace hanger in LAX so it can't be took expletive to keep the plane there

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by JBusworth
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week
Replies: 158
Views: 19318

Re: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week

NAX737MAX wrote:
Does anyone know why the aircraft is stopping in Honolulu on the delivery flight?

PR. It allows for favourable departure time from PAE and arrival time into SYD. It also allows a single crew to operate the whole flight.

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by JBusworth
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 28682

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

Latest word on QF 744's are that the previously planned retirement of the 4 non ER 744's in 2018 will now be only 1, that being VH-OEB. The other 3 (VH-OJS, VH-OJT and VH-OJU) are believed to not being retired but will remain in the fleet for another 4 years (so 2021-2022). I suspect due to this th...

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by JBusworth
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54962

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

I think all of these developments are exciting and hope they come to fruition. Would love to see PER-AKL and BNE-ORD as it will make the network more comprehensive. A 737Max, 777x and 797 QF fleet would be really good.

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by JBusworth
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54962

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-to-fly- ... s-new-york
Confirmation 787s will be used on BNE-LAX-JFK + BNE-ORD/DFW/SEA. I think the chances for second US city are in that order.
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https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-to-fly- ... s-new-york
Confirmation 787s will be used on BNE-LAX-JFK + BNE-ORD/DFW/SEA. I think the chances for second US city are in that order.

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by JBusworth
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 259
Views: 22531

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread

Let's not forget the large role that FJ plays in this region, as far as physical destinations served go FJ is far ahead of the likes of QF and HA, they're easily comparable to NZ and UA in terms of providing access to the key airports/communities QF barely serves the Pacific Islands, they only do S...

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by JBusworth
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020+ Narrowbody Market
Replies: 23
Views: 2113

Re: 2020+ Narrowbody Market

I can see the Comac C919 doing well locally in China as the local airlines will be forced by their government to choose it over anything from A and B and booming population will want to travel. Outside of China is see a very familiar situation where the A320 and B737 families continue to dominate na...

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by JBusworth
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now more A380s than passenger 747s
Replies: 76
Views: 15526

Re: Now more A380s the passenger 747s

The downfall of the 747 is enievitable. This is hardly surprising news. The 747 numbers will keep going down with nearly half of Qantas's 747s going next year.

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by JBusworth
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Virgin Australia expand its network?
Replies: 26
Views: 3535

Re: When will Virgin Australia expand its network?

They have always struggled with their long haul network, having served places like Abu Dhabi and Johannesburg with their wide bodies but axing the flights after just a few months or years. They are currently looking at expanding into China through Hong Kong using their current domestic A330s. The ne...

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by JBusworth
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 38103

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

Could Sydney have something like Tokyo where SYD is predominantly for domestic flights and overseas airlines will have to operate from SWZ to be able to get any slots at SYD. This could force airlines to operate from SWZ and increase its profile whilst allowing SYD to remain as the premium business ...

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