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Qantas faces special safety probe

Old 5th Aug 2008, 05:39
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Cool Melt Down ?

Hi,

Of my six flights all departed late between 1 and 3 hours
If this is a criteria for qualify a airline of "Melt Down" ... I think all the airlines are "Melting Down" ..
I suppose you was kidding

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Old 5th Aug 2008, 09:37
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Whilst 'on time departure' times could be an indication of issues (as we say) on the airworthiness issues being confronted by an operator and therefore a target for CASA.

They could also be an ATC issue - particularly at Sydney.
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Old 5th Aug 2008, 10:02
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Talking

Is First Great Western involved here in running QF at all by any chance?

(only UK based Pruners will understand this post...)
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Old 5th Aug 2008, 14:48
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Agree with your comments keel beam. Half the problems with QF lie in the cockpit and cabin.
As someone who has to deal with these hxxxf wxxs words cant explain. How many defects logged are already in the hold items. These people can't even be bothered to look.
Priority's as you have said. Perhaps QF need to look at their transit times and spares provisioning.
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Old 5th Aug 2008, 15:16
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itwilldoatrip:
That's unfair, QF cabin crew are no more h**f w*tt*d than those of all the airlines I've ever dealt with (quite a long list).
Except one - U**t*d. They make all other h**f w**s look brilliant.

keel beam:
You can only work the cabin (no matter how many staff) when you've got the necessary spares......

Anyone hazard a guess why QF have two cargo fire bottles in stock at a large airport in Germany? But no seat spares. No bev makers. No lamps or tubes.
Madness.
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Old 5th Aug 2008, 21:22
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Most cabin defects can be fixed without spares, of course no spares then ADD raised.
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Charliecossie spot on, same here with spares regarding being hxxxf wxxs sorry they have the green slips in front of the cabin (and tech log) to look at. Keel beam you try to ADD a seat inop because the aircraft does'nt even carry spare seat cover or cushions. Most crews will let the seat be unoccupied rather than sacrifice the crew seats 'Rules are flights over 8 hrs we have to have rest'.
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Old 6th Aug 2008, 03:32
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Keel beam you try to ADD a seat inop because the aircraft does'nt even carry spare seat cover or cushions.

Been there and done that, it is not a pretty sight having blocked off seats without the appropriate "Do not use" seat cover.

The most "Do not use" seat covers I have seen in the spares bag is 2, not much use if you have to block off 6 seats!

And I am partial to swapping items from crew rest to u/s seat eg soiled cushions, u/s handsets etc. (I do let the in charge know, that's good of me )
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Actually Porch Monkey you can replace a 747-400 of that vintage for less than that!

In July 7 08 Aircraft Value News it has the high value of of the 747-400 of early 90's vintage as less than 50K. Now I know there has been considerable depreciation since the Bangkok incident, but the assumptions that Qantas paid over the constructive total loss threshold (typically 75%) with respect to its insurance policy to not suffer a hull loss is fact! I am not saying that I dont understand the mentality to not to be seen to suffer a hull loss, but the fact remains that they did!
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