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Jetstar - What Gives ??

Old 14th Feb 2014, 23:22
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Folks,
In the good old days, QF had a warning system (pre-dated the BA encounter with Mt Galunggung) that not only included all the state sources, but paid a small retainer to locals (usually Ausaid school teachers) to ring ops. in Sydney as soon as there was local volcanic activity.
There were examples of aircraft in flight getting warnings within 30 minutes of a local eruption in Indonesia, and hours to days before any "official" notifications.
Does this still exist? Or has it been the victim of the vandals currently decimating the "real" Qantas.
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Old 14th Feb 2014, 23:50
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Local media are reporting JQ flight PERCGK flew into an 'isolated' patch of ash yesterday?
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Old 14th Feb 2014, 23:54
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Qantas only do Sydney-Jakarta.
Jestar does Perth-Jakarta and not very often.
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Old 15th Feb 2014, 11:15
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Jqasia do PER- CGK. Jq aus used to, but ran into standard pax weight issues and apparently if the flights done by an Asian carrier they all weigh less

VA was 96 miles from DPS airport when my plan was generated and over 130 when I left.
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In the good old days, QF had a warning system (pre-dated the BA encounter with Mt Galunggung) that not only included all the state sources, but paid a small retainer to locals (usually Ausaid school teachers) to ring ops. in Sydney as soon as there was local volcanic activity.
There were examples of aircraft in flight getting warnings within 30 minutes of a local eruption in Indonesia, and hours to days before any "official" notifications.
Does this still exist?
Going forward, this type of capital and labour-intensive activity is not encompassed by any of the pillars that support our transformation strategy going forward, and in the interests of enhancing our world's best practice safety excellence, it has been discontinued going forward.

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Old 17th Feb 2014, 07:53
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Christ some of you lot are dickheads.
1.There are very comprehensive Volcanic Ash policies and Day of Ops protocols at JQ
2. Airline policies can differ due aircraft payload/range capabilities and other day of ops operational reasons for which the majority of us aren't privy
3. JQ is no less safe than Qantas in any respect, so just try for once to get past your pathetic attempts to discredit your professional colleagues and move on to more important things in life. Like having one.
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Old 17th Feb 2014, 08:04
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But aren't QF pilots safer than JQ pilots?
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Old 17th Feb 2014, 12:56
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But aren't QF pilots safer than JQ pilots?
Of course, aren't they the 'best pilots in the world'?...
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Old 17th Feb 2014, 19:26
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Seems like hysterical reason number 586 as to why Qantas is the only entity in the universe capable of flying airyplains, is disproven.....


Bring on #587- we do enjoy a giggle

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Old 18th Feb 2014, 02:16
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Jetstar - What Gives ??

But aren't QF pilots safer than JQ pilots?

I reckon they generally are, and that's not tongue in cheek.
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Old 18th Feb 2014, 04:41
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If they are not flying much then statistically they have to be safer .
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Old 18th Feb 2014, 07:42
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I say again; many Qantas pilots are doing max hours and the others would do so if the f#%*^}{ up management would "grow" the business,
I am home for the last few days only because I am out of hours!
I have been really safe rebuilding my deck!
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Old 18th Feb 2014, 07:51
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Your sounding safe . Maybe don't read pprune before you use those power tools on your deck .
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