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Old 24th Mar 2018, 01:44
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Lisa Norman, Jeff Foote, Dave Summergreene, Troy Lane. Info was posted on a Daily Tele article. Behind a paywall but I think I read it via Facebook?
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 01:54
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Captain Lisa Norman as PIC
FO named as David Summergreene, obviously others unnamed - augmented crew. Worlds current second longest flight at 14,498km, longest Qatar Doha - Auckland 14,539. Don't you chaps read the papers?
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 02:12
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I suspect the route flown will actually be longer than Doha- AKL due to the air routes over the ME/ Europe that QF must fly. Doha- AKL is mostly great circle direct tracking with a bit of weather pattern contour flying thrown in.

Here is the link to the Daily Tele article. May need to google it to get by the paywall.
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 02:13
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. I sincerely hope for the future of our newest recruits that this route and the opportunities it may open up will be a reason for the board to approve more of these desperately needed aircraft and more routes.
Indeed.

Iím no fan of the current management, but itís great to see something new and exciting being attempted. That being the case, why not get a bit of a publicity Ďrubí out of the old genie lamp? If successful, it should lead to other new developments and growth (we hope). Thatís one of the big ticket items we all want to see, a growing company thatís popular with the Public again. It would be in many of our best interest for this to succeed.

Good luck to the crew. May you prove the doubters wrong.
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 02:22
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Good luck to the crew. May you prove the doubters wrong.
What difference will the crew make? Obviously the flight is achievable, and the aircraft is capable, or it would not be a scheduled service. They are hardly climbing on board with a bible, a bag of spanners and spares, and a bit of hope they make it.
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 02:41
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That’s the Australian way though. Look in the media it’s “worlds best this worlds best that”.
Home market myopia is the term.
The aircraft has already 'changed the game' with LN 615 representing Qantas' (not JQ) first.

With advertising spend from Qantas reducing the red ink in the print media, do not be surprised that this is pumped as was the delivery.. Advertising buys a lot of 'reporting'

Those that may actually be interested in the reason for it (Perth London) is that the 'game changing' or was it 'world changing' alliance signed with EK contained the provision that all Qantas aircraft operating to Europe would hub through Dubai.

Fortunately Mr Joyce never got his 10 year alliance, and had to settle for five, otherwise Perth London was the only way a Qantas passenger could avoid the UAE.

If one wants to look at the stroke of genius that Mr Joyce signed:

  • Qantas Operating revenue did not change at all during the five year alliance from 1 April 2013 (in real terms it declined)
  • A continued loss of patronage from Qantas flights.

Mr Joyce was always careful to avoid any mention of purported financial benefit from the alliance as there was ZERO (at least for Qantas)

There has been plenty of division in the upper levels of QF management on the EK alliance, sadly whilst Mr Joyce held the big seat, and the alliance as signed persisted, there was little they could do.

This is the reason why the 787 is a bit stretched doing the route; it was the only way out of the restrictive terms that Mr Joyce sentenced Qantas to...

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Old 24th Mar 2018, 04:03
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If the QF/EK partnership is so bad, then explain the reasons for it's renewal (with no QF flights to DXB).

While some might scoff at the media frenzy today, not that long ago there were complaints about the lack of attention in the face of a growing Jetstar. The public don't care if the aircraft is years old, nor do the Qantas pilots lucky enough to transfer onto something new. It's about time we had a good Qantas news story, and I certainly hope this new PER-LHR service is the great success needed to encourage more CAPEX and growth for mainline.
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 04:26
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Does anyone know why the new service starts on the last day of Northern Winter instead of the first day of the Northern Summer scheduling period?
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 06:26
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How are they getting the Economy pax of at the other end? Wheelchairs? Stretchers or something?
Having experienced 18+ hour sectors in C class, I dread to think. It's not just the seats but the (understandable) attitude of the CC, the inevitable loss of functional toilets and the utter boredom.

These days I will do anything to avoid ULH flights
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 07:24
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If the QF/EK partnership is so bad, then explain the reasons for it's renewal (with no QF flights to DXB).
Clearly the framing narrative in September 2012 has now changed: Qantas international is no longer 'terminal'. Having impaired the Qantas fleet in a case of interesting timing, disaster was averted to the tune of $326 million in depreciation. This formed the basis of the 'transformation' the other $597 million courtesy of falling fuel prices.

The possible upside for a continuance of the alliance, given the ACCC's original summation that there would be material but not substantial benefits to the consumer COULD be that this is to continue with an extension. Having surrendered European presence other than the two flights daily to London, the EK 'alliance' bringing likely negligible revenue to Qantas, it would still provide valuable feed into the domestic network, thereby protecting what was always seen by insiders as the jewel; Qantas domestic.

Given statements made to the ACCC for the Alliance's formation (By Qantas) it is now very clear and supported by financial and government data that any tangible economic benefit was captured by Emirates. As was stated earlier, fortunately Mr Joyce didn't get the ten years he wanted.
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 07:41
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the EK 'alliance' bringing likely negligible revenue to Qantas, it would still provide valuable feed into the domestic network, thereby protecting what was always seen by insiders as the jewel; Qantas domestic.
So is it "likely negligible revenue", or does it "provide valuable feed into the domestic network"?

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As was stated earlier, fortunately Mr Joyce didn't get the ten years he wanted.
The QF-EK partnership has already been approved for another 5 years. I would argue that Qantas wouldn't have bothered if there was no benefit.
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 07:45
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So is it "likely negligible revenue", or does it "provide valuable feed into the domestic network"?
It is obvious to me that Rated De is referring to the international revenue being negligible.
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 08:01
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Will this be a "light" flight?


Will there be a large number of females?


Are the selected non payers on short turn around with basic carry on luggage?


Will carry on luggage be strictly weighed by all travellers?


Are there any other paper work savings being employed to be able to add on extra fuel without breaking the max take off paperwork figure?


Anyone care to guess when the high work load in the cockpit will be as far as a pit stop being required or not?

But I do expect this to be a light load with extra gas for the first flight or 2.
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 08:02
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So is it "likely negligible revenue", or does it "provide valuable feed into the domestic network"?
The feed may be numbers of passengers, however what is evident is that whatever the Operating Cost reduction from withdrawing from Europe, the corresponding Operating Revenue reduction was at largely the same magnitude. Any code share revenue which Qantas claim 'commercial in confidence' was negligible. The improvement ought have shown up in the Total Revenue, no matter to which revenue line it is assigned. It doesn't

The financial statements are there, you can access them and deflate the Operating Revenue(Total)yourself.

As is all the ACCC documentation, and indeed BITRE data. Qantas lost many hundreds of thousands of passengers abandoning Europe via Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok.


The Frequent Flyer business other than a marketing and database for sale requires a tangible International Network. Australian Qantas FF members were not so enthused swapping points for groceries; so Qantas needed to be careful in that the did not signal complete withdrawal from Europe.

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Old 24th Mar 2018, 08:06
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Looking at Windy.com, apart from just off the coast of WA, there's no wind for most of the way. She'll make it no probs.
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 10:01
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7.4 ton over the top. Will do it easy.
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 10:15
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7.4t?! Might get a letter from the fleet manager (is that s/he's called in QF?)! Oh wait...
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 10:23
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flight time from the flight plan?
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 11:01
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 11:05
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7.4 ton over the top. Will do it easy.
Yeah right, that’s the plan.
Interesting to find out what it turns out to be!
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