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Old 25th Mar 2018, 03:45
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I can only imagine the state of the WC's for the last few hours of the flight.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 03:55
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I can’t imagine operating a flight for that amount of time. The crew must be frazzled.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 04:00
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Originally Posted by mostlytossas View Post
I can only imagine the state of the WC's for the last few hours of the flight.
I dare say there would have been significant pressure exerted for this inaugural flight to have everything in that department maintained to surgical theatre levels of hygiene for the entire 17 hours.

I have no doubt it will become an issue down the track once all the hoopla has died down and the level of scrutiny reduces.

Perhaps the Qantas Angels could whip up a campaign to get the loos stocked with PooPourri?!? LOL!


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Old 25th Mar 2018, 04:10
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Poo Pourri won’t work in a long drop dunny (no water). 💩💩💩💩💩💩💩
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 04:14
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Originally Posted by Ken Borough View Post
I wonder if Qantas will terminate its sponsorship of a team led and managed by alleged cheats?
They've admitted it! No alleged about it.

Interestingly, while the Aussies are wearing the flying kangaroo, the umpires "Fly Emirates".
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 04:28
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Should be on the ground in 25 mins. First arrival of the day.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 04:31
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The descent has begun!
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 04:38
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Originally Posted by PoppaJo View Post
Should be on the ground in 25 mins. First arrival of the day.
Hope they remembered that the Europeans put the clocks forward one hour overnight.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 04:41
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a team led and managed by alleged cheats?
That is no way to talk about Qantas Management!
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 04:43
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Hmmm....17 hours QF Y class..(plus east coast connection maybe) ...you will not have slept..and now what? ....stay up all day?...what do you do until hotel check-in....yeah....no thanks...
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 04:57
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I cannot see what all the fuss is about?? SQ, EK, CX and many more airlines do multiple flights the same distance and time, if not longer. QF made such a circus about the B787 arrival when JQ had them years ago.
QF are flying Aus to LHR, ok great, not knocking it, but i fail to see what everyone thinks its so great, heard a QF ops guy talk about all the challenges on the route, seriously? Ever flown Asia to Europe? Much higher terrain.

Talk about big fish in little bowl, Sometimes embarrassing listening to all the QF hype about such small feats.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 05:02
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Thumbs up Cones all 'round!

Job done.


And well done to all who deserve it!





(Now we cross back to Sydney for resumption of usual programming...)
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 05:04
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17hrs and 3 minutes, I bet all the crew are shagged.

What is the rest period? Anyone in the know
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 05:07
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I think it has more to do with the milestone of connecting Australia to the UK non-stop.

There were several milestones in commercial aviation history, like the first Pacific crossing below the Antarctic circle, or the first non-stop East-West crossing of the US, etc etc. We know the time and distance is not the real issue, it's the simbolic significance of what has just ocurred.

...Now, I bet the pax and crew must be barely alive.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 05:08
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Originally Posted by chickoroll View Post
17hrs and 3 minutes, I bet all the crew are shagged.

What is the rest period? Anyone in the know
150 crew and 150 pax?
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 05:37
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Even closer to home - UA101 HOU-SYD last week was 17hr 52min, also in their game changer 787-9
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 05:39
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Is that all? United's 787-9 does LAX - SIN with 17 hours 45 minutes block time and have been doing it daily since the last 6 months. It's really no big deal. Pax are happy, the toilets are clean, people arrive in good shape to start the morning in Singapore. Really don't know what the fuss is all about.
It is not about the flight statistics.
For some Australians it is an iconic travel connection. Fewer now feel this but many older Australians still have an historic connection to UK.
There is a book many of us were required to read at school - The Tyranny of Distance by Geoffrey Blainey.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 06:38
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Originally Posted by Hollywood1 View Post
Is that all? United's 787-9 does LAX - SIN with 17 hours 45 minutes block time and have been doing it daily since the last 6 months. It's really no big deal. Pax are happy, the toilets are clean, people arrive in good shape to start the morning in Singapore. Really don't know what the fuss is all about.

Yeah, that North Pacific airspace throws in some real challenges with the density of aircraft trying to get FLs..............
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 06:44
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Originally Posted by rjtjrt View Post
It is not about the flight statistics.
For some Australians it is an iconic travel connection. Fewer now feel this but many older Australians still have an historic connection to UK.
And Qantas is helping them out by halving the number of seats from Melbourne to London.

Rumour is 2 A380s back in London by the end of the year.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 06:56
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And Qantas is helping them out by halving the number of seats from Melbourne to London.

Rumour is 2 A380s back in London by the end of the year.
Yes, and QANTAS under current management and Board have destroyed the iconic status this airline was once regarded by the Australian people.
Now sadly just another airline.

(Yes, I seem to like the word iconic!).
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