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QF 380 Issues

Old 26th Nov 2019, 12:50
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QF 380 Issues

4 380’s currently out of action (third of the fleet)

OQG in Dresden- reconfig
OQJ in Abu Dhabi C Check
OQF in Singapore for 3 days with No 2 Engine fail to start.
OQK now stuck in LA with VFG fault.

Doesn’t inspire much confidence for the Festive season.

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Old 26th Nov 2019, 12:58
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What about OQB ? Is it still waiting for the door repair ?
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Old 26th Nov 2019, 13:06
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So in other words two are on planned hangar inputs while two (1/6th of a fairly small fleet) are AOG. Whether the two AOG are so because of inherent problems with the A380 or possibly just lacking parts is something that needs to be considered too before drawing any conclusions.
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OQK now stuck in LA with VFG fault.
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Old 26th Nov 2019, 17:48
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Maybe they should have bought more of them..... hat, coat , taxi!!!
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Old 26th Nov 2019, 19:32
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Like most of the aircraft in the Qantas fleet they are flogged, there are inadequate spares and engineers to fix them and lastly they don’t have enough ground time for rectifications.
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Old 26th Nov 2019, 20:04
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Trying to continue to run a full schedule with 2 aircraft not available and no back up, not prudent I would have thought.
Some flights now running up to 48 hours behind schedule.

Todays cancellations. QF7 Dallas (2nd time this week) and QF1 to London now not operating.
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Don’t worry Bloggs, some of us got the joke
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Old 26th Nov 2019, 21:09
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And no 747 spare capacity since OJU left. Brilliant, give the man $24 million.
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Old 26th Nov 2019, 21:13
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Does it explain how Class E works?
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Old 26th Nov 2019, 21:35
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This cant be happening!

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And no 747 spare capacity since OJU left. Brilliant, give the man $24 million.
No, you are all wrong!
AD said this is all the fault of Climate Change!

Now, where is my cup of KoolAid?
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Old 26th Nov 2019, 23:40
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Don’t worry Bloggs, some of us got the joke
I got it, which sadly shows our age. Back in the good ol' days when there was only two classes of airspace. CTA and OCTA
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Old 26th Nov 2019, 23:45
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Does it explain how Class E works?
No one understands Class E (to be fair I don’t understand most classes).
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Old 27th Nov 2019, 11:30
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OQF stuck in Singapore until Dec 1 awaiting a new engine. You’d think SQ would have a few spare donks sitting around.
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Old 27th Nov 2019, 12:10
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OQF stuck in Singapore until Dec 1 awaiting a new engine. You’d think SQ would have a few spare donks sitting around.
Different donks I think
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The trouble with the silo mentality: been counters meet KPI’s by cutting maintenance, spares to the bone and outsourcing everything they can.

Operations have no spare aircraft.

Marketing can’t meet market share KPI’s because too many inconvenienced passengers say “Qantas, never again”. I know I did. All it took was a defective spoiler actuator (with no spare in Melbourne) on pushback to turn me right off ever using them by choice again.

Friend last week said ”jetstar, never again/.” After her hobart - melbourne flight got cancelled, costing her an extra night in Hobart.....And she is a well connected marketing professional who will spread the message.

Neither of our “never again” decisions will show up in any KPI’s, nor will the thousands of others who do the same.

Useless airline kept in business by flying public servants around and entertaining politicians in the chairman’s lounge.

Open the skies completely, domestic and international.
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SQ A380's have RR Trent 900's, same as QF

Can't imagine SQ would have a spare $25m donk just lying around that they could afford to give up either.
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Old 27th Nov 2019, 19:56
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Originally Posted by Sunfish View Post
The trouble with the silo mentality: been counters meet KPI’s by cutting maintenance, spares to the bone and outsourcing everything they can.

Operations have no spare aircraft.

Marketing can’t meet market share KPI’s because too many inconvenienced passengers say “Qantas, never again”. I know I did. All it took was a defective spoiler actuator (with no spare in Melbourne) on pushback to turn me right off ever using them by choice again.

Friend last week said ”jetstar, never again/.” After her hobart - melbourne flight got cancelled, costing her an extra night in Hobart.....And she is a well connected marketing professional who will spread the message.

Neither of our “never again” decisions will show up in any KPI’s, nor will the thousands of others who do the same.

Useless airline kept in business by flying public servants around and entertaining politicians in the chairman’s lounge.

Open the skies completely, domestic and international.
And in the meantime the call centre staff are copping abuse from the passengers. That's why I retired earlyish.
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Originally Posted by TWT View Post
SQ A380's have RR Trent 900's, same as QF

Can't imagine SQ would have a spare $25m donk just lying around that they could afford to give up either.
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‘Those engines are modular, but it’s doubtful that QF and Sin modules would have the same modification status, let alone how you could work out an engine/module hourly rate to price such a swap going forward. Economists and bean counters never understand the complexities of what they think is a simple “swap”.

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Old 27th Nov 2019, 21:55
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Power by the hour....

Outsourced engines.

Penny wise pound idiotic.
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