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Originally Posted by rtyuiop Is there a ground handler at LAX getting kickbacks from QF every time they break a VA 777? Or is someone being employed on a three ...
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    Re: VA7 / VA8 ... BNE - delays over next few days

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    Is there a ground handler at LAX getting kickbacks from QF every time they break a VA 777?

    Or is someone being employed on a three strikes system, and we should be prepared for this to happen one more time?
    Nah, 777s have a known blatant disregard for personal space.

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    Re: VA7 / VA8 ... BNE - delays over next few days

    Quote Originally Posted by rtyuiop View Post
    Is there a ground handler at LAX getting kickbacks from QF every time they break a VA 777?

    Or is someone being employed on a three strikes system, and we should be prepared for this to happen one more time?
    That was the 3rd time...

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    Re: VA7 / VA8 ... BNE - delays over next few days

    The more you read about this - the funnier it gets ....... Unless you are an effected PAX of course ....... I need to book BNE / LAX / BNE a fair bit till the end of the year and I do like the VA 777 option ....... but on current form errrrrrr ........



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    Re: VA7 / VA8 ... BNE - delays over next few days

    Quote Originally Posted by Clivem View Post
    The more you read about this - the funnier it gets ....... Unless you are an effected PAX of course ....... I need to book BNE / LAX / BNE a fair bit till the end of the year and I do like the VA 777 option ....... but on current form errrrrrr ........ ?
    Here we go yet again VA8 is appallingly late ........ knock on effect is that VA7 BNE to LAX due out today (Sunday) @ 11:15 hrs is now not slated to push back until after 2am MONDAY morning


    I will wave to the poor soles who didn't get the VA delay advice as I head to the QF gate ........

    Although I do like the VA777 / J offer on this route .......I and others I know who do this stretch regularly have given up on VA on these legs ......... The number of major VA delays on this route this year is beyond a joke ............ I may be a one eyed Queenslander but I think the LAX - BNE and LAX - MEL routes may get the rough end of the pineapple to keep the LAX - SYD route looking sweet ........ Regardless VA8 should just be re-named VA late....................
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    Re: VA7 / VA8 ... BNE - delays over next few days

    I tend to agree with your thinking . I think LAX-SYD is the "golden child" for VAi , whilst LAX-BNE or LAX-MEL will be the sacrificial lamb if there is a delay of any sort in LAX. My thinking around this is that there is more to loose if VA2 is late , as I would expect there would be more connecting PAX on VA2(SYD) connecting to other flights in Australia , then there would be on VA8 or VA24 just a thought. Loads maybe another factor that comes into it .

    Quote Originally Posted by Clivem View Post
    Here we go yet again VA8 is appallingly late ........ knock on effect is that VA7 BNE to LAX due out today (Sunday) @ 11:15 hrs is now not slated to push back until after 2am MONDAY morning


    I will wave to the poor soles who didn't get the VA delay advice as I head to the QF gate ........

    Although I do like the VA777 / J offer on this route .......I and others I know who do this stretch regularly have given up on VA on these legs ......... The number of major VA delays on this route this year is beyond a joke ............ I may be a one eyed Queenslander but I think the LAX - BNE and LAX - MEL routes may get the rough end of the pineapple to keep the LAX - SYD route looking sweet ........ Regardless VA8 should just be re-named VA late....................
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    Re: VA7 / VA8 ... BNE - delays over next few days

    Quote Originally Posted by gwilli1 View Post
    I tend to agree with your thinking . I think LAX-SYD is the "golden child" for VAi , whilst LAX-BNE or LAX-MEL will be the sacrificial lamb if there is a delay of any sort in LAX. My thinking around this is that there is more to loose if VA2 is late , as I would expect there would be more connecting PAX on VA2(SYD) connecting to other flights in Australia , then there would be on VA8 or VA24 … just a thought. Loads maybe another factor that comes into it .
    Agree fully re the got to keep SYDer's happy ......but there is no doubt the word is out well and truly that VA7 / VA8 are really 'on the nose' big time with 'BNE / LAX/ BNE regular commuter bunch'
    Whatever the reasons foe the regular delays doesn't really matter as the damage is unfortunately already done for a while to come now .........

    Still bar that love to know the 'reason's, other than impact damage ...... and why such very long delays are resulting so often
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    Re: VA7 / VA8 ... BNE - delays over next few days

    This from the VA Source shows the series of events for the delays , although doesn't shed to much light on what the technical problem was .


    8th November 2013 - VH-VPE Los Angeles Technical Issue.


    Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VPE operated VA7 Brisbane -Los Angeles today, however it then encountered a technical issue. VA8 Los Angeles - Brisbane has therefore been delayed overnight.

    9th November 2013 - VH-VOZ Operates Delayed VA8.


    Following the technical issue encountered by sister VH-VPE yesterday, Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VOZ operated yesterday’s delayed VA8 Los Angeles -Brisbane this afternoon after arriving as VA23 from Melbourne.

    9th November 2013 - VH-VPE Returns from Los Angeles.


    Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VPE returned to service this evening operating VA2 Los Angeles -Sydney.
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    Re: VA7 / VA8 ... BNE - delays over next few days

    Well, it probably wasn't a case of hitting the fence.

    Must not be too serious, otherwise VA usually resort to their plan of rebooking pax on other flights (including DL and QF).

    Looks like flight #8 is a bad omen for both Australian airlines!
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    Re: VA7 / VA8 ... BNE - delays over next few days

    If your in SEQ and like flying VA to LAX ......and you want better certainty you are better off sucking it up and going via SYD Still knocking on today .... yesterdays VA7 got out at 02:34 this morning +15 hours late today's VA7 schd 11.15 am is set to depart at 23.15 tonight ...12 hours late.

    VA8 out of LAX 11/11 into BNE WED. 13/11 looks 'OK' at this time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clivem View Post
    today's VA7 schd 11.15 am is set to depart at 23.15 tonight ...12 hours late.
    I wonder why? The VA8 inbound arrived in BNE this morning.

    The VA site is also showing it has been cancelled.

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