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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 06:09
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Tiger had the same dramas when launching the NG. OTP sunk to 55%. It wasnít just 30 minutes late here and there, they dispatched flights 3/4/5 hours late every single day.

So is it the old Virgin machines like Tiger also took that are the issue? I donít recall Virgin having such issues. Perhaps Virgin having engineers at the ready in every big port ensured the issues were fixed quickly and the schedule holds.
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 06:20
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Id imagine this is more that these frames had been sat around for months. Not unusual to have issues getting them back into service.

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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 06:57
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Especially well used airframes. Sitting around for months usually leads to a couple of weeks of crankiness, much more in my own case.

How old are those Rex jets? The oldest NG I have flown is 18 years old, and while better than the 2nd gen 737, still not the paragon of reliability virtue that the spoiled punter has come to expect.
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 07:13
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Originally Posted by Australopithecus
How old are those Rex jets?
-RQC (formerly VA's VOP) - 17.4 yrs
-RQG (formerly VUF) - 15.9 yrs (yet to make an appearance in this fiasco)
-REX (formerly VUU) - 11 yrs
-PAG (formerly VUV) - 10.8 yrs

Not sure about the other two.
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 07:14
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I have seen these aircraft around the traps for the last few months. Having a quick look they appear to have done a hundred plus flights in the last few months.

Ample time to iron out iron out the kinks.

Is it a case of engineer on call out hence the large wait times?
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 07:30
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From G it seems, must be on the light side hey?!
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 07:53
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From G it seems, must be on the light side hey?!
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These comments are just embarrassing
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 08:31
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Originally Posted by MickG0105
-RQC (formerly VA's VOP) - 17.4 yrs
-RQG (formerly VUF) - 15.9 yrs (yet to make an appearance in this fiasco)
-REX (formerly VUU) - 11 yrs
-PAG (formerly VUV) - 10.8 yrs

Not sure about the other two.
They are not particularly old and younger than a lot of QF's 737s. I think the issue may be the engineering support for the fleet is spread pretty thin and rapid response just isn't available. How they plan to manage when they spread across additional ports is beyond me.
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 20:05
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Originally Posted by 1A_Please
They are not particularly old and younger than a lot of QF's 737s. I think the issue may be the engineering support for the fleet is spread pretty thin and rapid response just isn't available. How they plan to manage when they spread across additional ports is beyond me.
The oldest QF 800s arrived in early to mid 2002,they were the ones destined for American but came to QF instead due to 9/11 & Ansett going under.
Dont think their reliability is worth boasting about right now,its being covered up by the availability of plenty of under utilised spare aircraft sitting around.
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 21:26
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https://www.rex.com.au/MediaAndPress...st.aspx?y=2021

Adding Adelaide-Melbourne and Melbourne-Gold Coast services late March.
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Old 4th Mar 2021, 04:12
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They appear to be going after the Tiger network.

Cairns would be next I guess.
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Old 4th Mar 2021, 04:56
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Cairns would be next I guess.
I am sure Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin and Alliance will be down with that.
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Originally Posted by 1A_Please
I think the issue may be the engineering support for the fleet is spread pretty thin and rapid response just isn't available.
This problem occurred during DJ's 'infancy' in PER too. With one SBE (Airframe) and 1 Avionics LAME on the DJ Tech Payroll in PER, there was many a time when an a/c went tech it was a case of sitting around waiting for an Engineer to show or at worse case, begrudgingly, paying QF for support.
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This problem occurred during DJ's 'infancy' in PER too. With one SBE (Airframe) and 1 Avionics LAME on the DJ Tech Payroll in PER, there was many a time when an a/c went tech it was a case of sitting around waiting for an Engineer to show or at worse case, begrudgingly, paying QF for support.
Plus at start up DJ picked up a complete lemon from AN - the unforgettable VH-CZQ. That bucket of sh#t spent more time U/S than it did flying cycles.
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A certain Qantas subsidiary had a fleet of older B763s based in Cairns. They were very well utllised but rarely delayed due to mechanical issues. Why? They were tended to by a dedicated team of ground engineers who treated the aeroplanes as their own. I suspect the lack if real engineering support and spares inventory may be the root of Rex’s reliability issues.
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Originally Posted by Paragraph377
Plus at start up DJ picked up a complete lemon from AN - the unforgettable VH-CZQ. That bucket of sh#t spent more time U/S than it did flying cycles.
P377 this was their early 737-800's and -700's they used on the MEL/PER/ADL/PER/MEL route.
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Originally Posted by Agent_86
P377 this was their early 737-800's and -700's they used on the MEL/PER/ADL/PER/MEL route.
It was a classic not an NG
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Hilarious stuff. The REX Board Chair and CEO need to go. A pair of morons that continually cry about legitimate competition in a business environment. It actually shows that they are out of their league and donít understand the industry they work in. If they spent more time concentrating on generating revenue by strategically growing their airline they may be in a better position to take on competition by offering a more competitive and better option. That would be time well spent, rather than lazily just expecting things to fall into their lap like some miracle from heaven, and when it doesnít happen they go to the newspapers, political parties, A Current Affair and any other place that has a listening ear and some tissues to wipe up their tears.

Deadwood duo
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Originally Posted by Paragraph377
Hilarious stuff. The REX Board Chair and CEO need to go. A pair of morons that continually cry about legitimate competition in a business environment. It actually shows that they are out of their league and donít understand the industry they work in. If they spent more time concentrating on generating revenue by strategically growing their airline they may be in a better position to take on competition by offering a more competitive and better option. That would be time well spent, rather than lazily just expecting things to fall into their lap like some miracle from heaven, and when it doesnít happen they go to the newspapers, political parties, A Current Affair and any other place that has a listening ear and some tissues to wipe up their tears.

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You mean like when AJ went crying to the Govt a few years ago saying they needed bailing out and then posted a bumper profit a year later?

It's all b*ll**** PR and it's not only the little guys who do it.
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