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So you need a new fleet Leigh?

Old 18th Apr 2019, 02:19
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I wouldnít worry about QF ordering the MAX. Ay Jay doesnít see the need for an airline to own aircraft.
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Old 18th Apr 2019, 04:05
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Originally Posted by ruprecht View Post
Boeing: "you can have the 737 Max"
Qantas: "that's good"
Boeing: "the 737 Max is cursed"
Qantas: "that's bad"
Boeing: "the 737 Max has MCAS"
Qantas: "that's good"
Boeing: "the MCAS is also cursed"
Qantas :"that's bad..."

Does the Max come with a free frogurt, or contain potassium benzoate...?
The frogurt is also cursed
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Old 18th Apr 2019, 07:53
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The frogurt is also cursed
if the crew followed the checklist Memory items they would not have lost control. Itís not a fault with the Max, itís pilot error in this case unfortunately. The stab trim cutout switches should not have been reengaged.
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Old 18th Apr 2019, 08:30
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Better call the world’s regulators and Boeing then. They'll be glad to hear that the Max has been safe all along.
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Old 18th Apr 2019, 11:13
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Originally Posted by Troo believer View Post

if the crew followed the checklist Memory items they would not have lost control. Itís not a fault with the Max, itís pilot error in this case unfortunately. The stab trim cutout switches should not have been reengaged.
MCAS had trimmed the stab to the point that pilots could barely control the aircraft using the elevator, and the manually rotating the trim wheel was impossible. The electric trim was re-engaged as a last ditch effort to regain effective control.

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Old 7th May 2019, 08:20
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Time for some outside the square thinking Qantas, what about Jetairways 777-300ERs six 2016 models and a perfect temporary replacement for the 747 in Qantas. I know, your dreaming.
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Old 7th May 2019, 08:32
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Time for some outside the square thinking Qantas, what about Jetairways 777-300ERs six 2016 models and a perfect temporary replacement for the 747 in Qantas. I know, your dreaming.
They do need some leadership.
Unfortunately, building a fiefdom is hard work. Got to spend a huge amount of energy playing game of thrones.

With the fleet replacement a one-for-one exercise, they continue to strangle their revenue and lose capacity.
Chasing yield is admirable, but their fleet is old, it is tired. Their fuel included CASK is killing margins. Fortunately, a respite in jet fuel prices gives them breathing space. If one can judge past behaviours, don't expect any change at Fort Fumble.

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Old 7th May 2019, 08:36
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We are also told that the loss of capacity is only economy seats and we make no money out of them.
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Old 7th May 2019, 08:42
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We are also told that the loss of capacity is only economy seats and we make no money out of them.
And yet an airline like Southwest seems to do ok with just Y class!
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Old 7th May 2019, 10:03
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SYD-SFO - 6 B747-400 services to be replaced by daily B787-9 services is a reduction of 532 seats per week.

For a guy with a Master’s degree in Mathematics, Little Napoleon doesn’t seem to understand that you need seats to be able to sell tickets.
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Old 7th May 2019, 10:10
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Originally Posted by Going Boeing View Post
SYD-SFO - 6 B747-400 services to be replaced by daily B787-9 services is a reduction of 532 seats per week.

For a guy with a Masterís degree in Mathematics, Little Napoleon doesnít seem to understand that you need seats to be able to sell tickets.
So, basically the equivalent of a 747 5 days a week. Load factor will go to 98% , yield will increase, frequent flyers will get the Tom tits cos they canít get either an upgrade or redeem points for any seat however KPIs will look brilliant leading to increased bonuses all round.😀😀
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Old 7th May 2019, 16:15
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6 B747-400 services to be replaced by daily B787-9 services is a reduction of 532 seats per week.
Why not?
They dropped 250 seats per day each way between Melbourne and London when they introduced the 787. That includes 14P and 22J seats that would cover a lot of the operating cost differential.
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Old 7th May 2019, 22:01
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SYD-SFO - 6 B747-400 services to be replaced by daily B787-9 services is a reduction of 532 seats per week.
How many seats a week did they add by flying MEL-SFO?
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Old 7th May 2019, 22:40
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Old 7th May 2019, 23:23
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Originally Posted by dragon man View Post
Time for some outside the square thinking Qantas, what about Jetairways 777-300ERs six 2016 models and a perfect temporary replacement for the 747 in Qantas. I know, your dreaming.
Now donít go making sense!

Also look at the advantage, Iím sure they could come with subcontinent drivers ready to go 457 style...
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Old 7th May 2019, 23:25
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Qantas have reduced ASK and passengers flown by a considerable amount in the last decade. A dribble of flights added.
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Old 8th May 2019, 06:32
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Corporate welfare?

https://www.news.com.au/finance/busi...b306231cba2040


Andrew Parker, Qantas group executive for sustainability, said the carrier had discussed the issue of establishing a local biofuel industry with federal government and opposition in the hope of swift progress after this month's federal election.
So despite your fleet metrics being horrendous, the worst across the pacific, it is the Australian taxpayer who has to cough up for an airline who uses 64% more fuel per RPK across the Pacific.
Technology myths surround bio-fuel. Present food production and cropping would need to be severely limited in order to grow sufficient fuel.

"The study suggested Qantas's fuel efficiency was poor on its Pacific flights because it used four-engine planes on those routes, such as the Boeing 747 and Airbus A380, which consume more fuel than twin-engine planes."

"It is pretty noticeable that Qantas is less efficient by a significant margin than its competing airlines," Dr Rutherford said.

How about you run along Mr Parker and tell Little Napoleon that a new fleet will lower your CO2 emissions.

You can take Andrew David with you too...

“Our cabin crews see this waste every day and they want it eliminated and increasingly our shareholders are demanding we do more to address our environmental footprint,” Mr David said.



Qantas need a new fleet.

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Old 8th May 2019, 22:02
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ttps://www.escape.com.au/news/little-milks-tiny-vegemites-to-be-axed-as-qantas-goes-wastefree/news-story/931e6bf6187f3330a8d5375428ef1083


“The path that Qantas is going down is really holistic. It’s not just about going plastic free, it’s about going entirely waste free. And they’re not doing it for propriety or PR purposes. As our national carrier, they recognise they have a responsibly to create change.”
Really?
So how about halving the fuel consumed and at the same time saving operating expense and reducing emissions?

Nah, a photo op and PR is much cheaper.
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Old 8th May 2019, 22:40
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So now you just share the Vegemite jar around? ��
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Old 8th May 2019, 23:30
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So now you just share the Vegemite jar around? ��
World leading powerful, 'game changing' stuff
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