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Tiger MEL-DPS Divert Darwin

Old 13th Jul 2016, 08:45
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Tiger MEL-DPS Divert Darwin

Anybody know why the past few days Tigerair TT1 Melbourne - Denpasar has stopped in Darwin? Weather?

Interesting.
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Old 13th Jul 2016, 12:28
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Interesting question for a first post! Noticed a Tiger 737 on the ramp yesterday afternoon in DRW.

Do I care, No because it's not my business - not being rude.......
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Old 13th Jul 2016, 12:38
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I don't know!

But guessing Fuel Stop due payload/headwinds?

If it was supposed to be a nonstop flight, I guess the passengers would have been told before departure! Then again Tiger, maybe after departure!!
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Old 13th Jul 2016, 12:58
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Massive headwinds equals tech stop, nothing new to see here
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Old 14th Jul 2016, 00:23
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200 knot jetstreams is probably the answer.
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Old 14th Jul 2016, 00:46
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Anybody know why the past few days Tigerair TT1 Melbourne - Denpasar has stopped in Darwin?
To see how long it took before it was queried on PPRuNe?
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Old 14th Jul 2016, 00:57
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Try this:

school holiday loads
150kt headwinds
Surabaya unavailable due to volcanic ash
TEMPO at other alternates

no one of these will do it, but a combination makes a tech stop necessary. Either that or offload a couple of tonnes or grumpy holiday makers.
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Old 14th Jul 2016, 05:00
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Either that or offload a couple of tonnes or grumpy holiday makers.
Or fly it in a widebody like everybody else.
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Old 14th Jul 2016, 05:46
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Yeah when the pax are on short final to Darwin I wonder if they are still stoked they saved $28 on their airfare
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Old 14th Jul 2016, 05:54
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Yeah when the pax are on short final to Darwin I wonder if they are still stoked they saved $28 on their airfare


the kind of folks looking to save $28 prolly dont realise life would be any different anywhere else.
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Old 14th Jul 2016, 07:24
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Originally Posted by neville_nobody View Post
Or fly it in a widebody like everybody else.
I'm assuming you said the same when it was Virgin branded flying the same route?
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Old 14th Jul 2016, 11:50
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I'm assuming you said the same when it was Virgin branded flying the same route?
No couldn't care less, no skin in that game. Just pointing out that everybody else flies widebodies to Bali and in such there would be no payload restrictions.. The pros and cons of such a move are for another thread.

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Old 14th Jul 2016, 12:55
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Actually majority of AU-Bali traffic is narrow bodies. AirAsia are cutting widebody flights leaving Jetstar and Garuda.

PER-DPS A320 737 A330
ADL-DPS A320
MEL-DPS 737/787/330
SYD-DPS 737/787/330
BNE-DPS 737/787
DRW-DPS A320
PHE-DPS 737
CNS-DPS A320
TSV-DPS A320

Tiger have a higher density configuration compared to Virgin in the 737 which is where the weight is.

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Old 14th Jul 2016, 13:07
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Just pointing out that everybody else flies widebodies to Bali and in such there would be no payload restrictions
You need to get out more.

Air Asia fly A320.

Garuda fly B737

Jetstar fly A320
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Old 15th Jul 2016, 07:36
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And none of those airlines do it from MEL in a narrowbody which is what the thread was about.........
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