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Old 8th May 2015, 04:54
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The NEO is simply a better aeroplane than the max. The 900 can't compete with the A321.

I'd be shocked if Qantas didn't get some.

The 737 is a lovely aeroplane and the Ng wing is a better wing than the 320, but it's an old aeroplane design and no matter how good the wing is, it's still attached to a 1960s fuselage. It's basically a B707!
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Old 8th May 2015, 05:14
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BNEA320...yes, but try and generate revenue without any pilots...the punters won't put up with a nice aeroplane that just sits there.
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Old 8th May 2015, 06:01
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Derfred, it's not that much of a leap. QF has been replacing 737s with A320s for over 10 years already!
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Old 8th May 2015, 06:05
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One would have to consider Qantas replacing some of the older A330 aircraft with the NEO product in the medium to long term.
From what I’ve heard, Qantas are after more A330-300s for the international market and may be looking for ‘cheap’ aircraft on offer from now defunct airline Skymark.


I agree with you Lancer, the A320 is nothing new for Qantas and people need to realise that the red tail is not the one and only for the Qantas Group
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Old 8th May 2015, 08:26
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They can dual Aerobridge board to keep turns quicker L1 & L2.
The L2 door is an emergency only exit on the current 321 and is optioned to be deactivated on the NEO.

Press release*| Airbus, a leading aircraft manufacturer

The first new option consists of an additional over-wing exit door which raises the current maximum exit limit so operators can make even more use of the available cabin floor space. When this new option is combined with the Space-Flex aft cabin configuration, the A321neo can accommodate up to 236 seats, 16 seats more than today’s maximum seating, which leads to a reduction in seat mile costs of five percent.

In conjunction with the additional over-wing exit door, a second new option is available whereby the forward exit is de-activated. This creates a seamless, undivided forward cabin allowing additional seats and even more flexibility in multi-class seat arrangements. This option will be of particular use in longer range markets where high comfort standards are needed in Premium class.
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Old 8th May 2015, 15:54
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Airlines make a profit charging the unfortunate $30K for a course
Qantas mainline pilots have never paid for their jobs/endorsements, so your premise is defunct. Even if mainline re-start recruiting, paying for your job/endorsement will not happen.
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Old 8th May 2015, 21:17
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Originally Posted by CSTGuy View Post
Qantas mainline pilots have never paid for their jobs/endorsements, so your premise is defunct. Even if mainline re-start recruiting, paying for your job/endorsement will not happen.
Jetconnect on the other hand!!!
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Old 8th May 2015, 21:27
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Something is about to happen. All future lwop applications denied.
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Old 8th May 2015, 21:38
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Something is about to happen. All future lwop applications denied.
Is that in print, or because you know of one person being denied, or you know a guy who knows a guy?
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Old 8th May 2015, 22:05
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Seen in print, for two people, and heard of more.
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Old 8th May 2015, 22:43
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Not entirely true , still being approved on a case by case basis .
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Old 8th May 2015, 22:58
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Not if you're 737 crew
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Old 8th May 2015, 23:02
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Qantas Fleet Order Speculation

QF guys nearing the end of their mou at JQ are being told that staying may not be and option. That's from an MFO directly. The fact that contract doesn't give JQ that option is another thing, but hey, that's how it rolls at the star
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Old 9th May 2015, 01:20
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Does anyone know if AIPA and QF reached a deal by yesterday's deadline?
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Old 9th May 2015, 01:53
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Re: LWOP

I noticed a little while back that the "LWOP Opportunities" banner had disappeared from the home page of QF Flight Crew. Can't find any mention of it anywhere on the site now.

Always thought it was a bit ridiculous that it was there in the first place - helping people find jobs elsewhere rather than fixing the real problem!
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Old 9th May 2015, 02:22
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"Qantas mainline pilots have never paid for their jobs/endorsements, so your premise is defunct. Even if mainline re-start recruiting, paying for your job/endorsement will not happen.
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Reading comprehension not your thing then?
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Old 9th May 2015, 03:09
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How much is a VA or JQ second officer on? I'm hearing the new SO rate isn't very impressive.
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Old 9th May 2015, 03:13
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I understand that L2 is a smaller door, however it doesn't stop Lufthansa utilising dual aerobridges on A321.
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Old 9th May 2015, 04:01
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Jetconnect on the other hand!!!
There is a requirement for successful candidates to contribute 50% of the Type Rating cost (approx AUD 16,000). However, if you successfully complete the Type Rating Course and the Jetconnect First Officer Training, Jetconnect will refund you this amount paid by you, in full, after you get checked-to-line.

It seems they do pay you back.
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Old 9th May 2015, 04:26
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I was under the impression it was the R2 door being removed on the A321?
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