QF175 From Portugal, joined Mar 2007, 656 posts, RR: 2 Posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 29621 times:
Hello and welcome to Australian Aviation Thread # 61. In the previous thread, the following points were discussed/raised:
* Canberra's renewed pushed for International services
* Fiji wrests control of Air Pacific from Qantas
* Aerolineas Argentinas confirms it will commence nonstop services to SYD in the middle of the year
* Qantas 747-400 aircraft retirements
* RedQ - what's its future
* Qantas and Jetstar operations
* Virgin Australia fares
* EVA Air to operate charter services to SYD in July and looking at increasing BNE services
* Skytrans confirms its Toowoomba-Sydney services (02JUL start), with fares now on sale
* Etihad Airways mentions once again its looking at PER and looking at increasing BNE flights
* Air Australia/Strategic Airlines - planned routes
* Qantas announces a new once weekly, 73H service from Sydney to Newman from May
* Virgin Australia takes delivery of its first new A330-200 VH-XFC
* Jetstar Japan receives its AOC - fares go on sale
* Possible new routes for the Virgin A330s down the track
* International flight offerings from Perth
* Virgin Australia to suspend Gold Coast-Townsville services in May
* Kenya Airways plans to launch PER in FY2016/2017 with 787s
* Continued strong growth at Brisbane especially, especially domestically
* The future of the Australian Aviation market
* Tiger Airways to resume Melbourne-Hobart from November 2012
A new consumer airline is actively expanding into the Australian regular public transport (RPT) and charter operations. With a fleet of Jetstream series aircraft (31/32) type aircraft our bases include Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
We are currently seeking J31/32 flight crew for positions within the next few months.
I handles 330's okay as well all know, I'm not sure if their aerobridges wold go high enough to allow pax to disembark. But in saying that, generally in these scenario's, the passengers have to stay on board the aircraft, from what I have been told, (and I would love feedback if contrary to this) that it is up to Australian Customs and Immigration to allow the passengers to disembark. Once QF (or any airline AFAIK) arriving into an international port, they need permission from immigration of that country to allow the passengers to disembark.
Ask Joe Hockey MP, who was tweeting on the flight Apparently ADL only has one A380 tug so there was some delay (but I am only taking this off one quick 140 character tweet, most likely not 100% correct).
Wish I had been in BNE this morning, would have been a very very busy morning!
Well believe it or not i have seen BNE worse than this on 1 or 2 other occasions.
BNE now has 15 parking stands at the ITB soon 17, plus 6 at the old ITB plus the old runway and taxyway at the old airport so basically today there was possibly 32-35 aircraft on the deck at the international terminal plus the old terminal and the old runway and taxyway including the parked aircraft such as HI fly 343,Heavylift 734F,Solomons A320 and Mineralogy MD-82'S and Aviation Australia 727F .
Yes BNE still had it's own aircraft there such as EK,BR,EY,2SQ,4 QF,PX,NZ,
aussie18 From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1728 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 28169 times:
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The diversions this morning were'nt as bad as the previous morning,Most of the early International flights made it in before the fog became serious problem,From memory I think 1x United,V Australia,Delta and couple QF flights diverted to BNE and Vietnam went to MEL,It was interesting hearing the Delta triple 7 since it was impossible to visually see do 2 attempts at landing and performing 2 missed approaches,Sounded quite nice!
RyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 4471 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 27833 times:
By chance flew on a Sky Interior 737 yesterday (my first one) and was really blown away by it.
The BSI overhead bins make the entire cabin feel at least 50% wider while the LCD strips along the roof somehow make it seem much longer than a standard 738. She really felt like a "big" plane.
I'm a huge fan of mood lighting and since it was a dark outside I got to appreciate that in all its glory.
The IFE is a great add. The choice was more than sufficient for domestic/Tasman flights, although I must admit it did seem a bit of an overkill for SYD-CBR!
I really like the new seats, but I have two questions about them:
(1) are they narrower than QF's standard 737 seats? It's just I noticed that my big glided down the aisle whereas normally I end up bumping into every second row, suggesting that the aisle was wider.
(2) I thought QF were planning to introduce red seat covers on the domestic fleet in order to harmonise short-haul and long-haul aircraft from a customer perspective. This brand new bird, however, had the usual grey seat covers.
Now I'm on a roll, I thought the new business class seats looked really good. When I first saw pictures of the red leather I immediately thought "Virgin", but it is actually a much darker shade of red and looks quite luxurious!
I also liked it, but didn't love it. I found the bins to be almost compressing inwards (hard to explain), making the space feel much more claustrophobic to me than with the older shelf bins. But it's definitely a huge improvement over the old interiors.
My experience was on a VA plane (totally lucked out, this was only a few days after she was introduced last year), so can't comment on the seats. A lot of people seem to be commenting that the seats feel narrower, so it seems that they probably are. The additional width in the aisle might be caused by thinner sidewalls though?
With regards to the seat covers -- has this ever actually been announced by QF? I know that there were rumours, yet they continue to take new aircraft with the grey fabric. Perhaps this is just limited to J?
The IFE is great. Makes a massive difference to have a system that matches (and exceeds) many long haul products on such short flights (aside from the absence of films -- these are made visible on longer flights though, and the selection is good, 12-14 choices IIRC).
FlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1969 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 26921 times:
Quoting aussie18 (Reply 15): The diversions this morning were'nt as bad as the previous morning,Most of the early International flights made it in before the fog became serious problem,From memory I think 1x United,V Australia,Delta and couple QF flights diverted to BNE and Vietnam went to MEL,It was interesting hearing the Delta triple 7 since it was impossible to visually see do 2 attempts at landing and performing 2 missed approaches,Sounded quite nice!
Don't forget...Virgin Atlantic A340-600 was also in the Brisbane airport (from aussie aviation forum).