• Why is Qantas parking planes in US?

    Aug 03, 2020, 08:57 AM

    The El Niño–Southern Oscillation mean that we will be due for a wet period in Australia in the next year or two and could last for up to 3 years, as we head towards a La Niña period in Australia. In turn in the Americas there will be a period of less rain with dryer condition in the desert. El ...

  • Why is Qantas parking planes in US?

    Aug 03, 2020, 08:45 AM

    The cost of labor for Qantas Engineering and Maintenance Staff in LAX is cheaper than in Australia. Engineering cost are expensive in Australia due to the specific skills and training they have. With the A380 grounded for a few years, it will cost a lot and take a lot of man hours to do the maint...

  • Pure speculation at this stage, as there is no end date, but Minister Simon Birmingham last month indicated it could be late next year before borders reopen fully. Hopefully sooner but not guaranteed.

  • Whist it could be argued that the restriction are over the top, the government is in a difficult place. If they did nothing and left the border open and the spread got out of control: well voters would be like, you should have known better, why didn't you do anything? If things got very bad, the...

  • Personally I don't think there will be the demand for multiple daily wide body coast-to-coast routes by September/October. Possibly by April next year. I think Qantas might do it this year but not Virgin. If your dossing up Virgin 737 vs Qantas 737/A330. If prices are all the same: Qantas A330 fi...