New Qantas trip noisier and dearer

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  1. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    Smaller noisier aircraft? They forgot to mention the smooth ride! :shock:

    That last paragraph got my attention!
     

  2. serfty

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    New service? I flown in Crash8's (and indeed, 146s & 737's) many times between MEL & LST. ;)

    As for the price, Sunday afternoon you can travel for as little as $62 on JQ, $199 on DJ and $129 on QF.

    On Sunday Jan 14, the cheapest fares are $62 on JQ, $70 on DJ and $129 on QF.
     
  3. NM

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    Umm, smaller yes, but noisier? Certainly not from the outside. Or at least according to those that set the noise restrictions at Sydney airport where the prop services are excluded from the curfew and noise levy charges.
     
  4. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    I guess they are referring to the noise level inside the cabin?

    No doubt that the Crash-8 is more of a "raw" aviation experience.
     
  5. NM

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    The old BAe146 was often called "The Muffler", not only for the odour from the engine bleed air, but also due to the fact that it was noisier inside the aircraft than outside :p.
     
  6. The article is bang on about the price difference etc. I would always prefer to fly Qantas and build up my points as well as make use of my QP membership (really just a tea and biscuit stop). But it's not enough to sway me from flying Virgin Blue, as I did last weekend for about half the price.Plus as we arrived at the airport in under 20mins from departure I was especially glad I did not book with JetStar!!!
     
  7. ziggypop

    ziggypop Junior Member

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    We get crash-8s into and out of CBR. Nothing wrong with them. Can get a bit cramped for some. However, somehow I think that Qantas should have left the domestic brand alone as an individual entity and kept the mangy roo as the international flag. I liked Ta Ta and AA and Ansett and liked flying Kendell, good food and booze on them.

    oh those were the days (the ancient crock said....:cool: )
     
  8. Commuter

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    I've been joking that the reason why 146 is quiet is because its engines are under-powered. Like "1 airframe, 4 engines, needs 6" joke.
     
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