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  1. harvyk

    Predictions of when international flights may resume/bans lifted

    Not going to disagree that there was a purpose behind this trip. But given the PM supposedly comes from a marketing background, you'd have thought he'd have spent 30 seconds thinking that taking a photo which would remind people of overseas travel is perhaps not the most prudent thing to be...
  2. harvyk

    Cancelled mixed class QF Rules

    Did you initiate the cancellation or did QF? If you cancelled the tickets, even if QF then subsequently cancelled the flight, it does not matter, the cancellation rules apply. If QF cancelled the flight, then you're in your rights for a full refund (to cash, not just a voucher), even for the...
  3. harvyk

    CBR winter get together at 1800 on 08 June at the Kingo to celebrate us still being here, not there

    That again to get me outta here for organizing another wonderful AFF dinner. Always love the cook my own steak (with someone else doing the washing up :) ) nights
  4. harvyk

    Due to fly Melbourne to Perth June 12th. Chances of flying?

    Unless of course the plane is doing a the return run as well and the loads are low enough to cancel that flight as well.
  5. harvyk

    The Qantas call centre now has a different menu

    I suspect that huge wait times themselves are not illegal, provided that the wait time did not prevent you from accessing another right you have under the guarantee. So for instance if you had a booking that could be changed up until the point of departure, but you where still waiting on the...
  6. harvyk

    The Qantas call centre now has a different menu

    Complaint made to QF. 1.5 hours (after being assured by the automated voice that it'd only be a 15 minute wait) is terrible. Will they do something with that complaint? Who knows, but at least my dissatisfaction is registered with them. I've asked for points as compensation in my complaint...
  7. harvyk

    Ask The Pilot

    Not YSSYYMML1 / YSSYYMML2? When are ICAO codes used vs the IATA codes?
  8. harvyk

    Ask The Pilot

    My understanding is that you don't manually code in routes into the FMC before flights, instead you'd use a pre-loaded template (I believe they are called company routes) and modify it if required. If that's the case, does the FMC of all company owned aircraft already have all the routes which...
  9. harvyk

    Double SCs for trans-Tasman book 10-15 May

    Yeap, I remember QF specifically stating that DSC's had being enhanced, but they had returned (inc general DSC offers) well before Covid. That said I wouldn't call anything about now "normal'. This is more "survival" for the airlines. Aka what can we offer, that really doesn't affect our bottom...
  10. harvyk

    France proposes ban on short domestic flights

    So let's say a CBR-SYD rail link was built. You realize that Australian tax payer would have given something to "Canberra". We can't have that, why the people who live in CBR aren't even human beings..... Note: CBR'n born and bread. It's amazing how much federal politicians will bend over...
  11. harvyk

    AFF 3 day outage (April 2021)

    Good question!
  12. harvyk

    Ask The Pilot

    The auto-start on the B747-400, does this mean that you can simply pull down the start plungers and then immediately switch the fuel on and let auto-start take care of introducing fuel at the right time, or is the process still you need to pull the start plungers and wait until the engines hit a...
  13. harvyk

    Ask The Pilot

    If you need to do a go-around, how much of the go-around route is already programmed into the FMC before you attempted the landing? if you do need to do a go-around, do you simply re-join a STAR which'll take you back onto the right track for landing, or do you need to use a SID which brings...
  14. harvyk

    Ask The Pilot

    If they do give the call whilst you're on standby, do they try more than once (eg if you couldn't answer the call immediately) or do they send some other sort of message like an SMS to say your needed?
  15. harvyk

    QF DSC - Domestic only | Book by 30 Mar | Travel 31 Mar 2021 to 28 Feb 2022

    Whilst I could have done my DSC flights almost immediately, I've chosen to wait for (quite) a few months. I am in no hurry to re-qualify. I was even looking at November (that way it'd have been after I'd received my jab), but settled on September, figuring a good amount of the country would have...
  16. harvyk

    QF DSC - Domestic only | Book by 30 Mar | Travel 31 Mar 2021 to 28 Feb 2022

    Not quite, just via MEL each way. Although the bonus SC's at the start of my year plus DSC's (and some J in there just for good measure) certainly helped the cause.
  17. harvyk

    Lounge Meets September 2021

    Well this feels sort of funny to be able to say but... Date Flight Dep Airport Lounge Time Guests Comments 11 Sept QF1517 CBR JLounge 10:30 0 Hopefully will be able to bring the family, so it'd be to say hi only. 11 Sept QF777 MEL JLounge 13:05 1 Assuming QP still shut 12 Sept QF784 PER...
  18. harvyk

    QF DSC - Domestic only | Book by 30 Mar | Travel 31 Mar 2021 to 28 Feb 2022

    Well that's status sorted for next year :). On a completely different note, Perth here I come (might even suggest dinner and drinks with PER peeps, although we're talking September). Feels a little funny knowing I've got a flight booked again.
  19. harvyk

    Ask The Pilot

    Hi AV, Just looking at this picture, how much have I got right? It looks like you've entered in an offset to the route, but have then set a heading to fly on to go around some weather? If I have interpreted the above correctly, is there a reason why you'd set a heading rather than simply let...
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