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Old 24th Mar 2018, 20:32
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ETA updated...

Now showing 0500BST (10 minutes early) on Flightaware. So far so good...
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 21:08
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Such a long flight, they are barely past the UAE, still another 7 hours to go

I see they are currently flying over Iran, will that be their normal flight path??
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 21:39
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Originally Posted by TurningFinalRWY36 View Post
So whats the big deal then haha, ULH is horrific as pax and crew
I dunno, always pretty happy punter on that one, crew mostly too.
Go figure eh
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 22:28
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To give some historical perspective to this 17 hour flight, IIRC the wartime Catalinas that operated the Double Sunrise flights did not have single engine performance for the first 16 hours.
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 22:48
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I see they are currently flying over Iran, will that be their normal flight path??
Probably whilst Iran remains domestically reasonably stable and internationally acceptable.

Expect Perth to more or less overhead Dubai and then the same route 99% of the QF1 & 9 services have been using since the Iraqi airspace closed.
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 23:49
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Originally Posted by Fris B. Fairing View Post
To give some historical perspective to this 17 hour flight, IIRC the wartime Catalinas that operated the Double Sunrise flights did not have single engine performance for the first 16 hours.
And they probably didnít have to worry about offending anyone by calling them a man or woman either!
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 00:36
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EK are over flying Iraq airspace again.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 01:16
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Did the effo sign-on 2 hours before the skipper to put all those winds in??
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 01:24
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Get with the times Bloggsy!

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Did the effo sign-on 2 hours before the skipper to put all those winds in??
ACARS wind uplinks for four levels at every waypoint in seconds...😂👍😉
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 01:31
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How strict is the 0430L rule? Perhaps they’ve made this an exception?
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 01:32
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Why are some people writing effo? What's wrong with FO?
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 01:33
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Originally Posted by Jetsbest
ACARS wind uplinks for four levels at every waypoint in seconds...😂👍😉
Where do I sign up for that?!
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 01:37
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It's 0237 in London now and it'll get there in 2:16, according to FR24. Should be OK for 0430 then...
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 01:42
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Originally Posted by mmurray View Post
I'm waiting for SpaceX BFR. Anywhere to anywhere in less than an hour.
We all thought LHR to SYD would be an eight hour trip by now, post Concorde. I do hope Musk delivers on his promise but I won't hold my breath.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 01:46
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Originally Posted by Capn Bloggs View Post
It's 0237 in London now and it'll get there in 2:16, according to FR24. Should be OK for 0430 then...
Now showing ETA 0352z. Its late.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 01:47
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Originally Posted by *Lancer* View Post
Rated De,

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.
Youíve hit the nail on the head there, Lancer. There are people who will complain and criticise no matter what Qantas management does. Any airline - any business - tries to make the most of new events and publicity opportunities. VAH wheel out Branson as often as possible for publicity. I donít see the usual Qantas criticisers going after them for that
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 02:02
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Watched the boarding hoo-ha live on the news, cooked and ate nice dinner, couple of wines, watched a movie, 8hrs sleep in my bed, shower, gym, lazy breakfast at cafe, mowed the lawn and now having a relaxing coffee on deck. And that flight still has 2hrs to go, I might even get to have lunch before arrival time.

I can only imagine how the crew feels at this time. Yuck!
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 02:04
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Grrr

Poor AJ!

(Never thought I'd say that)

Will the UK media be going crazy when they arrive?

Damn right!

"Cheating bloody Aussies!" ... thanks Steve!
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 02:08
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Originally Posted by Potsie Weber View Post
Watched the boarding hoo-ha live on the news, cooked and ate nice dinner, couple of wines, watched a movie, 8hrs sleep in my bed, shower, gym, lazy breakfast at cafe, mowed the lawn and now having a relaxing coffee on deck. And that flight still has 2hrs to go, I might even get to have lunch before arrival time.

I can only imagine how the crew feels at this time. Yuck!
Pity the poor passengers departing Melbourne who actually boarded the first leg over 5.5 hours before it left Perth (after waiting up to 3 hours in the terminal at MEL from checkin!)
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 02:41
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Poor AJ!

(Never thought I'd say that)

Will the UK media be going crazy when they arrive?

Damn right!

"Cheating bloody Aussies!" ... thanks Steve!
I wonder if Qantas will terminate its sponsorship of a team led and managed by alleged cheats?
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