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Old 6th Apr 2018, 05:03
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Qantas need a new fleet
That says it all, and a handful of B787 for the international operation is not a new fleet, it is just playing with the future of the international operation.

Qantas "should" be rolling over a 20y old B777 fleet into new gen B777 or whatever, and most of us know why, years ago, then management stopped capital investment for "international" stone dead.

Now, playing (almost) monopolies, or certainly "dominant dog" in the domestic market is all too easy.

And, surely, nobody in their right mind, even at current fuel prices, would suggest that the current versions of the B747 are aeroplanes of the high volume passenger future, compared to B777/A350 variants and whatever comes next??

And, for my money, great as it may be for the very small market in Perth, AU east coast to London, one stop via Perth, is a genuinely competitive non-starter, versus via SIN/BKK/HKG/TYO/take your pick.

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