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mostlytossas 25th Mar 2018 03:45

I can only imagine the state of the WC's for the last few hours of the flight.

Contact Approach 25th Mar 2018 03:55

I can’t imagine operating a flight for that amount of time. The crew must be frazzled.

Popgun 25th Mar 2018 04:00


Originally Posted by mostlytossas (Post 10096026)
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!


PG :}

RENURPP 25th Mar 2018 04:10

Poo Pourri won’t work in a long drop dunny (no water). 💩💩💩💩💩💩💩

Another Number 25th Mar 2018 04:14


Originally Posted by Ken Borough (Post 10096021)
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".:D

PoppaJo 25th Mar 2018 04:28

Should be on the ground in 25 mins. First arrival of the day.

Contact Approach 25th Mar 2018 04:31

The descent has begun!

The Sleeping Pax 25th Mar 2018 04:38


Originally Posted by PoppaJo (Post 10096053)
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.

Capt Fathom 25th Mar 2018 04:41


a team led and managed by alleged cheats?
That is no way to talk about Qantas Management! :E

Fliegenmong 25th Mar 2018 04:43

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...

Another Number 25th Mar 2018 05:02

Cones all 'round!
 
Job done.


And well done to all who deserve it! :D:ok:





(Now we cross back to Sydney for resumption of usual programming...)

chickoroll 25th Mar 2018 05:04

17hrs and 3 minutes, I bet all the crew are shagged.

What is the rest period? Anyone in the know

sdelarminat 25th Mar 2018 05:07

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.

sdelarminat 25th Mar 2018 05:08


Originally Posted by chickoroll (Post 10096078)
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?

puff 25th Mar 2018 05:37

Even closer to home - UA101 HOU-SYD last week was 17hr 52min, also in their game changer 787-9 :)

rjtjrt 25th Mar 2018 05:39


Originally Posted by Hollywood1 (Post 10096092)
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. :rolleyes:

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.

mmmbop 25th Mar 2018 06:38


Originally Posted by Hollywood1 (Post 10096092)
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. :rolleyes:


Yeah, that North Pacific airspace throws in some real challenges with the density of aircraft trying to get FLs..............:rolleyes:

ruprecht 25th Mar 2018 06:44


Originally Posted by rjtjrt (Post 10096100)
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. :rolleyes:

Rumour is 2 A380s back in London by the end of the year.

rjtjrt 25th Mar 2018 06:56


Originally Posted by ruprecht (Post 10096135)
And Qantas is helping them out by halving the number of seats from Melbourne to London. :rolleyes:

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!).

4EvahLearning 25th Mar 2018 07:24

we know the crew who flew it there, who will fly it back and how many hours before the original crew flies again?


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