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18th Sep 2019, 01:52
Replies: 57
Views: 22,782
Posted By RodH

This sure smacks of arrogance and hypocrisy when...

This sure smacks of arrogance and hypocrisy when the QF CEO is paid $23.9 million dollars. Makes you wonder just who is really doing the squeezing!!

Qantas, Virgin bosses say lack of monopoly...
29th Aug 2019, 22:52
Replies: 280
Views: 213,219
Posted By RodH

Sure QF has double the fleet etc. but as I said "...

Sure QF has double the fleet etc. but as I said " ( in proportion of course.)
This is what puzzles me is the difference in revenue profit/ loss given the proportional size of the fleets etc.
Also...
29th Aug 2019, 21:46
Replies: 280
Views: 213,219
Posted By RodH

This all sounds a bit strange to me. How is it...

This all sounds a bit strange to me.
How is it that QF can make such a good profit and VA such a huge loss when one considers that both have about the same load factors , terminal costs, fleet costs...
9th May 2019, 20:39
Replies: 17
Views: 2,463
Posted By RodH

The Airline I used to fly with in the late 80's...

The Airline I used to fly with in the late 80's had a rule : If pre start calculations had been made for a reduced thrust take off for a particular runway/ intersection and there is a runway change...
25th Mar 2019, 22:28
Replies: 107
Views: 98,289
Posted By RodH

Back in 1967 I had a similar occurrence when...

Back in 1967 I had a similar occurrence when flying as a F/O on the B727.
We were scheduled Sydney-Brisbane and at the same time another B727 was scheduled Sydney-Adelaide.
In their wisdom...
22nd Feb 2019, 19:08
Replies: 52
Views: 33,645
Posted By RodH

Back in the 70's I was a F/O on a B727-100 Flying...

Back in the 70's I was a F/O on a B727-100 Flying from Perth in Western Australia to Melbourne in Victoria.
At one stage over the great Australian bight we had +225kts tail wind at FL310 and a G/S...
6th Feb 2019, 20:39
Replies: 23
Views: 12,851
Posted By RodH

Get rid of that outdated B737 and get some much...

Get rid of that outdated B737 and get some much better A320's.
Very much better to pax in and far more efficient in baggage stowage etc.
Poor old B737 . it was good in it's days but it is old...
3rd Jan 2019, 19:01
Replies: 50
Views: 17,028
Posted By RodH

Hamley. Your either a friend of his or you...

Hamley.
Your either a friend of his or you simply have failed to comprehend what virtually everyone replying to the thread has said about this fellow and his apparent lack of vanity or...
2nd Jan 2019, 18:59
Replies: 30
Views: 4,120
Posted By RodH

I flew the V832 as a First Officer with...

I flew the V832 as a First Officer with Ansett-ANA in last part of 1964.
Must say I hated the bloody thing, always something going wrong with it and bugger all fuel.
It's performance out West and...
30th Dec 2018, 03:53
Replies: 50
Views: 17,028
Posted By RodH

It has nothing to do with the ABC’s reporting...

It has nothing to do with the ABC’s reporting of which I do concur has a lot of diatribe at times.
It was all to do with what “HE” said about the incident, his words not the reporters.
if you...
29th Dec 2018, 21:27
Replies: 50
Views: 17,028
Posted By RodH

It's not the end result we are discussing. The...

It's not the end result we are discussing. The good outcome is unquestionable.
If you read the ABC news story book and other interviews you might understand a bit better. It's the vanity , self...
28th Dec 2018, 20:10
Replies: 23
Views: 2,587
Posted By RodH

That's quite correct. I did the KHUFAC...

That's quite correct.
I did the KHUFAC Instructors course in 1983.
We initially attended a 2 day presentation by a KLM Captain who designed the course for KLM after the horrendous Tenerife...
28th Dec 2018, 00:18
Replies: 50
Views: 17,028
Posted By RodH

Pathetic

Have a look at today’s ABC news story of QF’s greatest hero pilot who seemingly and according to the sickening story saved the A380 single handedly after the engine explosion.
Such a modest pilot———...
4th Nov 2018, 19:56
Replies: 99
Views: 11,827
Posted By RodH

This sums it up perfectly. You are not obliged...

This sums it up perfectly.
You are not obliged to take up this offer , if you don't like it then just stay seated until the normal boarding call.
The choice is yours , it's NOT compulsory so make...
4th Oct 2018, 00:58
Replies: 102
Views: 21,637
Posted By RodH

Then we get wonderful press releases like this as...

Then we get wonderful press releases like this as was reported in ABC online news and so accurate.

Safety regulator Air services Australia said no passengers were at risk during the landing and...
31st Aug 2018, 03:11
Replies: 64
Views: 16,587
Posted By RodH

Maybe some" Cavalry " could arrive just in the...

Maybe some" Cavalry " could arrive just in the nick of time to save the day!!!

This is part of a story from an online article .

" Singapore Airlines is believed to be eyeing an increased stake...
29th Aug 2018, 00:35
Replies: 64
Views: 16,587
Posted By RodH

Things don't look too Rosy for VA

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmforum.com-vbulletin/779x577/va_d631d74a9ed6c0efccf4ccca92b752347dcc563b.png

Full story on the ABC news website
22nd Aug 2018, 23:20
Replies: 81
Views: 16,899
Posted By RodH

Pay rise certain

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmforum.com-vbulletin/329x204/qf_505e832951f8cf6bdaa095c5fd5d79b028ef9c1c.png
Looks like you QF guys will get a fab pay rise.
I'm sure Alan will be rather generous...
23rd Jul 2018, 05:06
Replies: 211
Views: 60,295
Posted By RodH

I have been flying and passengering around in...

I have been flying and passengering around in aeroplanes for a good 55 + years now and I can say categorically that the A380 is the most comfortable aeroplane I have ever been in by a long shot.
So...
25th May 2018, 00:25
Replies: 103
Views: 16,246
Posted By RodH

Question Qantas fights with Canberra Airport Manager

Looks like a bit of a spat has occurred between Alan Joyce and Canberra Airports Manager according to the ABC web site:

Qantas boss Alan Joyce likens Canberra Airport to Somali pirates; airport...
19th Apr 2018, 07:26
Replies: 438
Views: 401,235
Posted By RodH

Sure they did that but there was a lot of...

Sure they did that but there was a lot of conversation as to their status so why not a May Day call which puts it all in a better perspective!
19th Apr 2018, 06:35
Replies: 438
Views: 401,235
Posted By RodH

Radio Procedures

Whilst the crew did a very good job just as they and all of us are trained to do I do think their R/T procedures were very lacking.
There were quite a few queries as to the status of the flight...
5th Apr 2018, 21:27
Replies: 121
Views: 27,715
Posted By RodH

Good try!

Some years ago I was flying a Malaysian B737 from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and when handed over to KL Control was given a clearance " track direct to xxxx locator". I responded that is was withdrawn...
8th Mar 2018, 18:55
Replies: 1,224
Views: 694,970
Posted By RodH

Might be the same bloke as it was with Ansett-ANA!

Might be the same bloke as it was with Ansett-ANA!
8th Mar 2018, 02:41
Replies: 1,224
Views: 694,970
Posted By RodH

Interesting reading about the qualifications etc....

Interesting reading about the qualifications etc. needed to join the Airlines.
When the demand for Pilots is high the requirements drop quite a bit.
In 1964 there was a big surge in Domestic...
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