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First Qantas A380 returns Tuesday November 9

Old 7th Nov 2021, 13:13
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Originally Posted by White Knight View Post
It won’t be significantly different at all. Airport terminals and flights in the now open parts of the globe are choc-a-bloc!
In my post, the difference that I meant was that the airlines will transition to Point to Point operations and move away from the Hub & Spoke system used in the past.

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Old 7th Nov 2021, 18:01
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Short Haul A380 Ops

Singapore have already started twice daily flights to Kuala Lumpur with a flight time of 45 minutes, and a block time of 1 hour and 5 minutes.
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Old 8th Nov 2021, 12:29
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BA started A380 schedule service today. Replaced A320 on Frankfurt rotations for crew recency. Dubai and USA in a week or so.
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Old 8th Nov 2021, 19:18
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Originally Posted by Sultan Ismail View Post
Singapore have already started twice daily flights to Kuala Lumpur with a flight time of 45 minutes, and a block time of 1 hour and 5 minutes.
Singapore has long used big aircraft on that short route - for a long time they used a 777. It showed up in the stats as a very high cycle 777 (especially compared with those that averaged 8-10 hour cycles).
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Old 8th Nov 2021, 23:58
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Celebrations happening soon, patting themselves in the back for flying an empty a380 around the world to save costs.
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Old 9th Nov 2021, 00:13
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Celebrations happening soon, patting themselves in the back for flying an empty a380 around the world to save costs.
hahahahahahahaha, Gold
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Old 9th Nov 2021, 02:08
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Old 9th Nov 2021, 04:04
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Celebrations happening soon, patting themselves in the back for flying an empty a380 around the world to save costs.
Greta will be very angry!
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Old 9th Nov 2021, 04:37
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... except for all the crew who were shown the door last year.
You mean those who took VOLUNTARY redundancy?

I’m sure they’re enjoying retirement.
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Old 9th Nov 2021, 04:58
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... except for all the crew who were shown the door last year.
Exactly how many crew were made CR? Is that you Telfer?
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Old 9th Nov 2021, 05:27
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Greta will be very angry!
Greta is always very angry.
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Old 9th Nov 2021, 06:50
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Originally Posted by unobtanium View Post
Celebrations happening soon, patting themselves in the back for flying an empty a380 around the world to save costs.
Its a good news story,it shows how much we care for our people!
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Old 9th Nov 2021, 10:20
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Originally Posted by Chris2303 View Post
Greta will be very angry!

Until we live in caves again, eating lentils and using God only knows what to warm our cave at night….. Greta will remain furious.
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Old 9th Nov 2021, 11:21
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Lovely sight over Sydney Harbour mid afternoon. Made me very happy! Another sign of life returning to normal.
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Old 9th Nov 2021, 14:25
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Originally Posted by itsnotthatbloodyhard View Post
Greta is always very angry.
She should be angry about some flights for COP 26 flying between Glasgow Int and Glasgow Prestwick airport .(exec jets and wide bodies) .a distance of about 20 mins flying or less....funnily enough while in the city she never seemed to mention that one unless I missed it.
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Old 10th Nov 2021, 03:29
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Originally Posted by Going Boeing
In my post, the difference that I meant was that the airlines will transition to Point to Point operations and move away from the Hub & Spoke system used in the past.
Again, I couldn't disagree more! Hub and Spoke is generally the cheaper option for both airline and passengers. It won't change!
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Old 10th Nov 2021, 03:54
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Until we live in caves again, eating lentils and using God only knows what to warm our cave at night….. Greta will remain furious.
You’ve already ticked off one of those items in WA thanks to your hero McGowan.
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Old 10th Nov 2021, 04:18
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You’ve already ticked off one of those items in WA thanks to your hero McGowan.
That will be the "eating of lentils" then.....🤭
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Old 10th Nov 2021, 21:44
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Again, I couldn't disagree more! Hub and Spoke is generally the cheaper option for both airline and passengers. It won't change!
Depends which part of the world
you’re in.

Australia would benefit from a mix of both, using Asia as a stopover is popular. Bypassing the Middle East is also very popular. Direct New York / Chicago also highly sought after.

QANTAS know they can charge a premium for a direct service.
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Old 11th Nov 2021, 00:27
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Originally Posted by ScepticalOptomist View Post
Depends which part of the world
you’re in.

Australia would benefit from a mix of both, using Asia as a stopover is popular. Bypassing the Middle East is also very popular. Direct New York / Chicago also highly sought after.

QANTAS know they can charge a premium for a direct service.
Bypassing Sydney will be awesome too, who wants to fly into a sheethole of sydney airport after a long flight
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