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First post / question.
Anybody know what's up with the delay on QF93 today (5th Dec).
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The aircraft required an engine change
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And that aircraft came in from LAX as QF94 at 0940h. Presumably the engine fault was identied enroute or when the aircraft landed in MEL?
Given the short turn around time of the aircraft presumably passengers had already turned up at the airport and were told to go home or given hotel vouchers?
Or was it the case that passengers were being told that they would set off in a few hours only for a few hours to drag to more than 12h, whilst they languished in the lounge/departure area?
Just curious to know the process that's all.
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Your last sentence sounds like QF standard procedure!
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They positioned a VH-OQL (A380) from Sydney to Melbourne last night as QF6004 in order to conduct QF93 (2:25am departure...) .
I'm actually surprised how no one on that flight has come on to this site and praised Qantas at how well they've been treated or whinged about how badly they've been treated.
Just total silence. I'm intrigued more than anything else.
Ahhhh...the pain of living in such a voyeuristic world!
It only just landed... It's also staggering you are jumping on this being a third party. It sounds like you have some emotional investment. There is another forum which deal much more with these issues.
The aircraft that went tech was the one which just returned from an overhaul after one return crossing of the pacific.
I should not imagine it being quite so staggering. After all, anyone who flies often is bound to end up in such a situation. Having actually been an affected passenger on a couple of long haul Qantas flights I am curious to know if the treatment of passengers have changed i.e. has Qantas learned from its past experiences.
I understand that technical problem can and sometimes do occur. That is not the issue. The issue is:
"Emotional investment" is the wrong choice of words. It has connotation of irrational behaviour, which some quarters believe deserves to be dismissed. I am more interested in the general welfare of the travelling public.
This is not Qantas bashing. This is about having queries resolved in a thought out, objective manner through lively discussion, which I believe is what this site is exactly about.
If you're talking about my original question. I'm a regular on the 93 and I get text updates of the flight status.
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Anybody know what's up with the delay on QF93 today?
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