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Recent content by ayebee

  1. ayebee

    Qantas Delays/Cancellations

    Thanks milehighclub - good to know where to look.
  2. ayebee

    Qantas Delays/Cancellations

    On 93 MEL-LAX tomorrow 2 Dec & (true to our usual form) we have received a text advising delay from scheduled 10.40 to 11.50 (for the moment). Even though 35 (VH-OQD) is on time approaching Singapore, I notice 36 (SIN-MEL) is cancelled tonight, so not the usual routine for it to go out as 93...
  3. ayebee

    Qantas Delays/Cancellations

    Don't know which "QF74" this might be or whether it is late or otherwise, but I was amused by the FR24 track ... looks like dodgems in the QF maintenance area.
  4. ayebee

    Qantas Delays/Cancellations

    As I have a daughter on QF50 SFO - MEL this evening (24 Nov local) was checking progress and I note it will be 2 - 2.5 hrs delayed. The inbound QF49 (VH-ZNH) departed MEL 0226, compared to scheduled time of 2235.
  5. ayebee

    Air New Zealand Delays/Cancellations

    expect some unhappy punters tonight (23/10) on NZ24 AKL-YVR. After 2 hour delay departing, it turned back after about 30 mins. Could be a long night.
  6. ayebee

    Qantas Delays/Cancellations

    Thanks for the insight. Seems unusual at LAX, but have you ever needed to take off towards the east?
  7. ayebee

    Qantas Delays/Cancellations

    Was checking progress of QF7879 JFK-SYD as it passed near LAX, and noticed QF94 had an interesting taxi departing LAX. According to the FR24 track it pushed back from south end of TBIT around 2330. It taxied north to line up on 24L, then proceeded along 24L before exiting towards west end and...
  8. ayebee

    Ask The Pilot

    PS .... The 1990 edition was same as 1970, but 1991 was updated to what looks same as the 1996 page posted by serfty. https://digitised-collections.unimelb.edu.au/bitstream/handle/11343/54790/UDS2013221-15-0031-wm.jpg?sequence=31&isAllowed=y that suggests the strategy plan change was indeed...
  9. ayebee

    Ask The Pilot

    I bought my first Melways in 1972 and I recall seeing the planned runways it it. The 1970 edition seems to be the first but with a different layout to the current proposal. https://digitised-collections.unimelb.edu.au/handle/11343/23955 Map 5...
  10. ayebee

    Ask The Pilot

    Thanks for replying. Hopefully the decision of each of the pilots of the other planes is as valid as that of the A380 captain, rather than being a "lemming at a cliff" (a Disney myth). I understand windshear can be very dangerous. That the wing loading of the biggest aircraft is lower than...
  11. ayebee

    Ask The Pilot

    According to FR24, todays QF 94 arrival was on final approach to MEL and at around 1200ft when the decision was taken to divert to Avalon. Other arrivals immediately before and after were landing. What would be the factors / process / trigger to make the diversion decision when the runway was...
  12. ayebee

    Ask The Pilot

    Interesting. Happened to have a daughter on QF93 yesterday (29 Aug). Quite often QF93 overflies Sydney heading for LAX, but yesterday I noticed it took quite the southerly route just north of NZ, before turning north. Also the flights from SYD and BNE looped east before turning north. I...
  13. ayebee

    Events of the world

    great topic. I generally avoid the "big crowd" events, but some memorable experiences that come to mind... Midsummer in Sweden with a family at their summer house. Edinburgh (during the) festival, mainly enjoying the fringe and the general party vibe Australia day in Whistler Blackcomb...
  14. ayebee

    Qantas Delays/Cancellations

    I'd vote for that. For handling, AA are there though it is not a major AA hub, but I imagine most of the QF passengers are arriving at NYC as their destination. If you want to "hub" you would do that from LAX, SFO or DFW anyway.
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    Qantas Delays/Cancellations

    Family member on QF93 this morning (Thursday 29 August). Scheduled for 9am departure, a one hour delay was announced around 8am. Push back about 10.10 and take-off just after 10.20, with arrival estimated 40 minutes late. I hope QF11 to JFK waits this time. I notice it is VH-OQB which...
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