• Maybe the government should nationalize and merge both QF and VA to get them through this problem, then demerge and sell off in a few years once the industry has recovered.

  • Originally Posted by patrickk They will need the three 788s to cover for joburg as well. More work for the Dresden fit-out centre. I suspect the 788s will be for regional and so not have PE. Maybe 250-270 seats. If Qantas keeps not putting PE on mid-long haul aircraft (eg the A330 refit), then th...

  • QF can only get more HND slots if Japan releases more slots, and assigns them to Australia, or VA gives up and pulls out.There has been 3 HND international slot releases since the airport started taking long haul flights again for a total of 296 daily international slot pairs once the new slots b...

  • Originally Posted by GregXL The Qantas timetable shows 747s on all the current routes (Johannesburg, Santiago and Tokyo) plus Vancouver for the 2020 northern summer seasonals, yet the next 747 retirement is in February, reducing the fleet to just 5. Keeping capacity on Tokyo for the Olympics woul...

  • Originally Posted by Jedinak K Originally Posted by Himeno Originally Posted by Michael Kao My guess is that it's highly likely. After they shift the MEL flight to HND, they have one extra slot for NRT. Perfect for another SYD-NRT flight. They don't have "one extra slot for NRT". They have as man...