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Old 15th Apr 2013, 04:21
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QF training slots

Rumour has it late this week Qantas annual training slots will be announced..

Any idea what to expect?
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Old 15th Apr 2013, 04:28
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Lots of A330 slots. Rumours of max training for the next two years. Unfortunately it will only be an offset for losses of airframes on other fleets.
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Old 15th Apr 2013, 05:17
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30 x Capt 330, 30+ x FO 330 & some 737 slots here and there is my guess.
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Old 15th Apr 2013, 06:43
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Rumour has it late this week Qantas annual training slots will be announced..
Slots are contractually due to be released TODAY, but QF will not be releasing them today, because they cant get it right.........

SDB would be pretty close, rumours of 30 plus in Capt/FO 330, around the same for the 737 (seen the divisors lately though) plus a stackload of residuals on the 737. 330 mostly A slots - id be expecting alot of movement on the 737

Strong rumours of a 330 Perth base farking hope not!!!
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Old 15th Apr 2013, 07:14
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Promise everything and deliver nothing of note.
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Old 15th Apr 2013, 09:43
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The rumour mill suggests 4 A330 crew per month for the next 2 years. That is, 48 commands and 48 F/O slots plus whatever residuals exist in the next training year.

Can't see it myself unless there is something else that hasn't been announced. We'll all know very soon.
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Old 15th Apr 2013, 10:09
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How many years seniorority are we looking at for a 330 fo gig these days 10+?
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Old 15th Apr 2013, 10:14
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More like 14-15 based on the residuals that came out a few weeks ago. You've got 13 year FOs off the 767 bidding back to be 380 S/Os at the moment. Crazy times.
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Old 15th Apr 2013, 10:28
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we'll see how junior the Perth 330 FO slots go....

it's currently a bit over 9 years for syd 737 FO. bloody ridiculous
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Old 15th Apr 2013, 14:48
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Why would there be a Perth A330 base ?

It's not like they fly to NRT, HKG or SIN (more than once / day).
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Old 16th Apr 2013, 02:37
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ODL,

Don't forget that under the Leprechaun's Grand Strategy, as the 787s arrive into that amaaaaaaaaazing business, the A330s that are redeployed back to mainline are largely to service the Perth-East Coast routes (and compete with Virgin).

In this context, a Perth base wouldn't be that surprising.
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A PER 330 base also allows QF to fly direct to DXB, as well on to certain European cities that EK have long had difficulty accessing.
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Old 16th Apr 2013, 04:43
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...as well on to certain European cities that EK have long had difficulty accessing.
Which cities would they be? Not being smart, just curious.
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Old 16th Apr 2013, 06:00
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PER A330 base confirmed on the CP blog. Given the reduction in flying, I have to admit I'm surprised. As for operating PER DXB xxx, I'd be surprised. The base is very small in its initial numbers.
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Old 16th Apr 2013, 08:19
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They really should be flying PER-DXB-XXX with one or more 330s, but I doubt it's going to happen. It would make far too much sense....
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Old 16th Apr 2013, 08:21
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A PER 330 base also allows QF to fly direct to DXB, as well on to certain European cities that EK have long had difficulty accessing.
I think a more likely scenario is:

PER - SYD - PER - SYD - PER - BNE - PER - MEL - PER - MEL - PER - SYD - PER ......get the drift?

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Old 16th Apr 2013, 08:56
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30 A330 capt
30 A330 FO
28 B737 capt
10 B737 FO

and there you have it folks
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Old 16th Apr 2013, 09:03
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Sorry to be picky but it is:
28 Capt A330
28 F/O A330
28 Capt 737
10 F/O 737

Airbus slots MEL and Per (a couple of Sydney F/Os)
737 slots mixed bases.

Good luck!

All Capt A330 slots are identified as "A" slots rather than "Q"

Perth Airbus base starting June 2014.

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Old 16th Apr 2013, 09:05
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There will be residual 737 slots on top of that to cater for those 737 drivers going to the A330- unless that is the 737 slots they've already advertised. Not quite the 'training tsunami' that a few people have been talking about on the A330.... at least in the short term.

There is a card they may be keeping up their sleeve. Will be interesting to see how that pans out over the next 4-6 months.
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