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Qantas to lay out roadmap for restart of international flights

Old 9th Oct 2021, 10:51
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Originally Posted by compressor stall View Post
Always the patriot sandgroper. Your last sentence is the only cogent bit.
For a start I am not based in WA these days, but am well connected to its political circles. Secondly the last sentence is all that matters in Australia.
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Old 9th Oct 2021, 11:25
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Originally Posted by CaptCloudbuster View Post
As you would expect in such small aircraft, over the longest routes in the world.
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Old 10th Oct 2021, 03:02
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Old 10th Oct 2021, 03:06
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Originally Posted by Xeptu View Post
As you would expect in such small aircraft, over the longest routes in the world.
"Busiest" is measured in passenger numbers not flights, so aircraft size is immaterial. As to "the longest routes in the world" we're taking about SYD-MEL and SYD-BNE; of the top 20 they rank 16th and 17th for route length.
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Old 11th Oct 2021, 06:04
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QF need further flying and hopefully profits urgently to stem the current losses and a negative return on equity (-335%). Debt to equity ratio is now 1323.6% and with negative cash flow debt is not well covered. Short term assets of $3.4B do not cover the short term liabilities of $7.6B. Ouch.
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Old 11th Oct 2021, 23:25
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Originally Posted by B772 View Post
... Short term assets of $3.4B do not cover the short term liabilities of $7.6B.
That roughly 2-ish : 1 current liabilities to current assets ratio is nothing new for QF; it has bounced around 2 : 1 for the past five or six years. It does take on a different shade with the current cash flow issues.
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Old 12th Oct 2021, 04:18
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Originally Posted by Potsie Weber View Post
The other issue that has not been addressed are close contacts. With international flights resuming a much more normal cabin service than the strict protocols of the current repatriation flights, you would expect crew numbers testing positive will increase.

NSW is going to 7 days isolation for close contacts who are fully vaxxed, but that still means many crew are likely to be sent to isolation from being a close contact from an infected crew member. Even domestically, the crew from the virgin positive crew member case are all being classed as close contacts. I can foresee a huge number of crew being required to isolate from being a close contact, both international and domestic, as we open up more.
It will get to a point where they wont be able to run any more flights due to staff being in isolation. Just look at what has happened in Victoria with Coles and Woolworths employees. I'm guessing there will need to be some sort of exemption for crew if this country continues to be stuck in March 2020.

news.c om. au/finance/business/retail/victorian-coles-and-woolworths-stores-could-be-forced-to-close-as-staff-isolation-rules-bite/news-story/824416090f2e982681e3dc0de21caa5f



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Old 12th Oct 2021, 09:04
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Originally Posted by MickG0105 View Post
"Busiest" is measured in passenger numbers not flights, so aircraft size is immaterial. As to "the longest routes in the world" we're taking about SYD-MEL and SYD-BNE; of the top 20 they rank 16th and 17th for route length.
Well that's not the definition OAG are using- they use number of flights.
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Old 13th Oct 2021, 00:38
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Originally Posted by LapSap View Post
Well that's not the definition OAG are using- they use number of flights.
No, OAG don't use flights; they use seats.

Methodology
The busiest air routes are defined as those with the largest volume of scheduled airline seats in the current calendar month.
Source

It takes about a second of reasoning to conclude that using flights would provide utterly meaningless comparative data.

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Old 21st Oct 2021, 22:43
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2 A380ís back by April for SYD/LAX

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Old 22nd Oct 2021, 18:03
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QF Starting bringing back SYD-DEL flights from 6th December with the A330
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Old 17th Nov 2021, 03:56
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Whatís happening with flight prices for this international restart. $7500 return for two people too LA in December and January are really going to hinder the want to get out and travel
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Old 17th Nov 2021, 22:06
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Originally Posted by wobblymammall View Post
Whatís happening with flight prices for this international restart. $7500 return for two people too LA in December and January are really going to hinder the want to get out and travel
A quick look online suggests a direct SYD - LAX return from mid December ranges from $2500-3000 per person depending on the airline. Not unreasonable in the circumstances I would have thought.
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