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by RyanairGuru
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 26337

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

It’s basically 100% full every day, with peak school holiday traffic it’s a good use of an A380 for an airline that doesn’t know what to do with them.

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by RyanairGuru
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 747 Retirement
Replies: 27
Views: 3791

Re: QF 747 Retirement

Likely not, as 17 years of service might be too much to justify the cost of a P2F But that was 17 years of service on transpacific routes which decreases cycles. They sat for hours during the day at LAX waiting to take passengers back to Australia at night. Being the ER version, they have the heavy...

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by RyanairGuru
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 26337

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Surely PER-CDG is off the table until Perth Airport grow up, as the same technicality they used to say that JNB must go out of the International Terminal would apply to CDG as well.

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 263
Views: 44336

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

I did a tour of the Airbus factory in Toulouse in the summer of 2007, and I saw what became VH-OQA in the green but with a painted tail, which was the 1984 livery still. Obviously it was repainted into the then-new 2007 livery prior to delivery. Sadly photography was not permitted inside the factor...

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by RyanairGuru
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld
Replies: 19
Views: 5797

Re: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

Probably because Flight Centre is a massive travel agency in Australia and around the world and would contribute 10's of millions of dollars to EY's revenue every year? Well yes, your point is what? How clearer do you want it, I think the point was made very clear and very relevant. Are you actuall...

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by RyanairGuru
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 26337

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

I don’t know about JG’s schedule but on BNE-CBR which is slightly further the block time on a Q400 is 20 minutes longer than a jet. On a monopoly route like BNE-DBO where the only alternative is a connection I feel that 15-20 minutes is a reasonable trade off as any other option will be significantl...

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by RyanairGuru
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 26337

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Still grasping at straws Trying to make something out of nothing Eh? The whole premise of the argument is absurd given that Emirates are tinkering with their entire network and very, very few routes are untouched. However, there is no way to slice this where Perth doesn’t come out badly here. Brisb...

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by RyanairGuru
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 26337

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

... why arent you talking about the 50% cut out of brisbane? You make a valid point about seat count - my point was that BNE is only moving from 3x daily to 2x daily services, whereas PER is moving from 2x daily to 1x daily service - PER is therefore getting a bigger cut, as a proportion of overall...

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by RyanairGuru
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and United continue talks on 321LR/330
Replies: 75
Views: 16507

Re: Airbus and United continue talks on 321LR/330

The problem for the A350 in the United fleet is that the 789, possibly with some 78X thrown in down the track, is a perfectly adequate 772 replacement. While they keep changing the order, most recently to increase the order to 45 359s, everytime they do they defer the deliveries later and later. If ...

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by RyanairGuru
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 26337

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

https://www.ausbt.com.au/emirates-is-cutting-perth-dubai-back-to-one-flight-per-day?utm_source=hero EK reducing PER-DXB to 1 daily from April 17 2019. The 777 flight (EK424/EK425) has been cut leaving only the a380 service (EK420/EK421). It’s much bigger news than that. ADL goes 4 weekly and both B...

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by RyanairGuru
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 26337

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

VA crew will generally commence clean of the toilets as the aircraft is taxiing to the terminal whereas QF crew don't clean toilets ever. Likewise on tight turns on VA, you will often hear the crew asking pax to reorganise their seat pockets so the safety card is on top. This is completely untrue. ...

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by RyanairGuru
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 26337

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Regarding rear door boarding, correct me if I’m wrong but VA no longer schedule any 30 minute turns. Maybe they do at the likes of HTI and PPP, but not in SYD, MEL, BNE etc. Therefore given that QF routinely turn a 737 in 40 minutes with just 1 door I can’t see why this would be an issue if they are...

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by RyanairGuru
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 359
Views: 55865

Re: MAN news - 2018

'United possibly upgrading to B763 on EWR, which would make a welcome change from the usual retrenchment of American carriers (ORD looks to be a gonner).' United have desperately needed an upgrade on this route for years. It's very often overbooked in business and economy, plus it's rammed with rev...

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines IATA membership
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Re: Airlines IATA membership

For the record both Cathay Pacific (CX, 160) and Icelandair (FI, 108) are full IATA members, as evidenced by having 2 digit IATA codes and IATA ticket stock numbers. The single largest benefit of IATA these days is that it provides the mechanism, through the IATA Clearing House, that interline ticke...

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian restructuring longhaul network, focus on US and China
Replies: 16
Views: 3491

Re: Austrian restructuring longhaul network, focus on US and China

HKG is a relatively new route for them, I’m surprised they are cutting it so soon. For such an important market it must be really performing terribly for them to not give it more time to mature.

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by RyanairGuru
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s with the alphanumeric BA callsigns?
Replies: 29
Views: 4673

Re: What’s with the alphanumeric BA callsigns?

Emirates is the only (major) airline outside Europe that I can think of that uses randomised alpha-numeric call signs as a matter of course, but it is very common in Europe.

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by RyanairGuru
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 26337

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Fiji is out as Australia is maxed out on the bilateral, also why Jetstar is less than daily. That could change though if the airlines we're to prompt the Government to request Fiji for more slots in the bliateral. New Zealand and Fiji have an pretty open bilateral agreement, no reason why Australia...

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by RyanairGuru
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 26337

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Fiji is out as Australia is maxed out on the bilateral, also why Jetstar is less than daily.

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by RyanairGuru
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 121
Views: 20761

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

UA should shift LAX-MEL over to SFO-MEL as well! LAX is by far the largest O&D market to Australia. I don’t have the data to hand, but IIRC O&D Australia-Los Angeles is something like double Australia-New York, which is the second largest market. San Francisco is number 3. If you are going ...

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by RyanairGuru
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA#286 A380 Taking Off from 1R at SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 6600

Re: BA#286 A380 Taking Off from 1R at SFO

This might surprise some posters, but the A380 has excellent field performance. It has better field performance than the 77W. If the runway is adequate for a 777 departing on a 15 hour flight then an A380 departing for an 10 hour flight will have no issues whatsoever.

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by RyanairGuru
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates
Replies: 80
Views: 17505

Re: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates

And as far as I'm aware, there are no US airlines hiring foreign nationals, at least not in any sort of significant numbers. I know of one commercial airline based in the US that is actively hiring foreign nationals in what can be called a significant number (more than 20) mostly from Central and S...

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by RyanairGuru
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA upgauging GUM-NRT back to 777
Replies: 16
Views: 3611

Re: UA upguaging GUM-NRT back to 777

Which crews will get to work these NRT 777 flights? United or Continental Micronesia FAs? I was surprised to hear HNL crews worked the GUM-HNL route and a rumor they would be getting a HNL-MAJ turn too, so GUM based FAs would lose their only HNL layover (via the island hopper). GUM-HNL and GUM-NRT ...

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by RyanairGuru
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28087

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

I beg to differ. IATA nomenclature should be observed, and I don't follow the analogy, since SoCal Intl has never been an airport, but Osaka was Osaka International until 1994. Correct nomenclature is probably a pedagogical trait from a stint teaching graduate courses ... a.net is a learning tool f...

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by RyanairGuru
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 8876

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

buy 25 a320neo and 25 B787 and build a international hub in EXE Intercontinental route EXE-YYZ EXE-YVR EXE-JFK EXE-LAX EXE-SFO EXE-MIA EXE-IAD EXE-JNB-CPT EXE-DXB EXE-BKK EXE-BOM EXE-DEL EXE-HKG EXE-SIN EXE-PVG EXE-PEK EXE-NRT EXE-GRU-EZE I want some of what you’re having! I’m surprised you didn’t ...

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by RyanairGuru
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 8090

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

Right now in the SYD area, the average temps are in the upper 60Fs in the daytime and in the morning in the 50Fs. I see people bundled up like they are in Chicago in January, while I am wearing a long sleeve shirt. People in this area of the world do not know how to handle temp changes without over...

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44155

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Tonight's SQ247 SIN-MEL-CBR has been delayed 2 hours from SIN as a emergency slide deployed while taxiing to the runway, passengers are currently being put on a replacement aircraft https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-airlines-flight-to-melbourne-aborted-after-slide-deployed-while-taxi...

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by RyanairGuru
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...
Replies: 42
Views: 15557

Re: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...

I thought QF12 was the 747 flight from JFK via LAX??? If you look up QF12 it's kinda funky, because two different flights with different aircraft are called 'QF12'. JFK > LAX is QF12 and usually a 747 (although, I think that it might soon be a 787), which is essentially a feeder route for QF's thre...

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by RyanairGuru
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia
Replies: 59
Views: 6798

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 RyanairGuru
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Star Alliance to consider new tier higher than gold
Replies: 21
Views: 2285

Re: Star Alliance to consider new tier higher than gold

Why I don’t see the point. Most frequent flyer programs already have more than 2 tiers anyway, United for example has three tiers that are Star Alliance Gold equivalent (Gold, Platinum, 1K). Only having two tiers devalues the higher above-gold tiers. If you look at the difference between One World ...

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by RyanairGuru
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non airline businesses owned by airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 4494

Re: Non airline businesses owned by airlines

Emirates Leisure Retail Australia (ELRA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Emirates Group and is now one of Australian largest hospitality companies. They own Hudson’s Coffee which has over 70 cafes across the country, plus a plethora of food and beverage concessions at Australian airports which o...

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by RyanairGuru
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 263
Views: 44336

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

RE the A332 'rejiigs' of VH-EBO/P/Q/R/S/V. J/C will physically lose 1 J/C seat. The actual seat count will be 27J. various Google searches confirms this :) 1 J/C loo added, galley space increased/rejigged. Also Y/C will lose some seats. I dont know how many, as there are various numbers floating ar...

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by RyanairGuru
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 263
Views: 44336

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Will the A332L receive the same seats/IFE in Economy Class seats as the A333s?

I would like to think so as the current Economy Class on the A332s is very dated. It’s adequate for domestic/Tasman flights but not competitive with SQ/CX or even the likes of VN on flights to Asia.

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet in Birmingham
Replies: 15
Views: 2290

Re: EasyJet in Birmingham

Boeing74741R wrote:
What's worth bearing in mind that in addition to the Jet2 base springing up in recent years and Ryanair's presence, Flybe have a decent range of routes from BHX. So the question is where could easyJet serve from BHX that's profitable and/or unserved already?


U2, FR, LS and BE all coexist at MAN.

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by RyanairGuru
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willie Walsh: I would like BA to return to MEL
Replies: 53
Views: 7632

Re: Willie Walsh: I would like BA to return to MEL

I thought Australia and the UK had Open Skies?

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by RyanairGuru
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying the AA Dreamliner 'Down Under': FSM-DFW-LAX-SYD, Dec '17, Y
Replies: 26
Views: 9587

Re: Flying the AA Dreamliner 'Down Under': FSM-DFW-LAX-SYD, Dec '17, Y

Thanks for a great trip report. I really enjoyed reading it. I’ve flown United several times from SYD to LAX/SFO, and have been interested for quite some time now to see how AA compared on this route. On the basis of your trip report United win hands down! Unfortunately it doesn’t make me want to ru...

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by RyanairGuru
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas looking at ULR flights to CDG and FRA after successful launch of PER-LHR flights
Replies: 42
Views: 7064

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

I think that you misinterpreted the OP. It clearly states that these are the numbers for the sector between PER and LHR, eg, how many got out and in at LHR and the pax count does not include pax who flew the same flight number between PER and MEL exclusively as a domestic flight. At these numbers, ...

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by RyanairGuru
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44155

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

VA has also issued a statement saying it was bad news for customers https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/aviation/qantasair-new-zealand-codeshare-deal-will-lessen-competition-australian-airports-association/news-story/ec79a1a6be06502a566b128d43db81f6?from=htc_rss&utm_source=TheAustralian&a...

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by RyanairGuru
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why United Airlines needs to up the ante regarding ratings
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Re: Why United Airlines needs to up the ante regarding ratings

As I know people who work for United, it makes me sad to see this historic airline not being what it used to be. UA employees seem to sometimes mention how it was before the merger, and how the flight attendants and other workers were nicer and friendlier than the continental ones. I'm not trying t...

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by RyanairGuru
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?
Replies: 67
Views: 20422

Re: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?

36 hrs layover and 72hrs/3 local nights at base is minimum rest for a crew crossing >8 time zones. On top there are multiple layers of restrictions so airlines won't abuse crew. No two ULR flights are same. As is it is your post is completely wrong, but I’m slightly confused what the point of it is...

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by RyanairGuru
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas and ANZ in code share deal
Replies: 25
Views: 3632

Re: Qantas and ANZ in code share deal

Bizarre. As I said the communication from NZ specifically says that the existing interline remains in place. Reading between the lines I think this is a matter of semantics, what are the ‘commercial terms’ and what rates will VA be paying after October. They will undoubtedly be paying a lot more fo...

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by RyanairGuru
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44155

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Re CBR, I agree with Delta717 that it is safe until such a time as they get 42 weekly frequencies as BNE will be next, and even then there is a chance that they will use the 6th frequency for a doble daily MEL as SYD-CBR would still make more sense than something like MEL-HBA to gain a second freque...

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas and ANZ in code share deal
Replies: 25
Views: 3632

Re: Qantas and ANZ in code share deal

VA absolutely do have an interline with NZ (that goes without saying given their current partnership) and that will remain intact after October. The email I received from Air New Zealand actually specifically mentioned that NZ and VA will maintain their existing interline, albeit as a throwaway lin...

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas and ANZ in code share deal
Replies: 25
Views: 3632

Re: Qantas and ANZ in code share deal

VA absolutely do have an interline with NZ (that goes without saying given their current partnership) and that will remain intact after October. The email I received from Air New Zealand actually specifically mentioned that NZ and VA will maintain their existing interline, albeit as a throwaway line...

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by RyanairGuru
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas and ANZ in code share deal
Replies: 25
Views: 3632

Re: Qantas and ANZ in code share deal

Re lounge access, yes it must be a marketed flight so a Qantas Gold or Platinum member can only access the Koru Lounge if booked as a QF flight number and v.v.

Regarding fully domestic travel, this won’t be possible. The domestic codeshares will be interline/connex only.

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by RyanairGuru
Wed May 30, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?
Replies: 67
Views: 20422

Re: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?

I would have thought that Australia-based cabin crew union(s) would have requested that such a prestigious route had to be crewed by Aussies... or are the LHR-based crews mostly Aussies who want to live in London for a few years The Australian unions gave up on that fight years and years ago. Fligh...

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by RyanairGuru
Wed May 30, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 22322

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

Should launch from JFK to be honest. Closer to the city and everything with EWR about twice the distance away and a much more dismal experience. But I guess they chose EWR for the east coast connection opportunities on United. Then again, we do have a one stop flight from JFK to Singapore already. ...

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by RyanairGuru
Wed May 30, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43953

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

My understanding of the Canberra diversion flights issue revolves around QF formalising an agreement with CBR to use it as a diversion airport. If we consider the airport only have five wide body parking stands and 2-3 of these could be occupied at any one-time during the day to day operation of th...

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by RyanairGuru
Tue May 29, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43953

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

CBR is the gift that keeps on giving...... https://www.smh.com.au/national/act/more-drama-at-canberra-airport-as-qantas-address-kenyan-comment-row-20180528-p4zhzr.html Note to everyone... remember to bring your credit card with you when you fly through CBR. You may be asked to stump up for :- Clean...

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by RyanairGuru
Mon May 28, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld
Replies: 19
Views: 5797

Re: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

The charter will be originating in SYD and operating SYD-AUH-SXF (and return). This was organised more than 12 months in advance, so EY have had plenty of time to plan their utilisation to accommodate what is effectively a 6 day charter (leaves SYD on 11 July and arrives back on 17 July). All airlin...

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