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Gazza

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Hi Team

I am contemplating a job offer that will see me based in Perth (currently in Brisbane).

Role will require travel to Asia (mainly Singapore and Japan) as well as Australia/NZ/PNG. International will be in J with Dom being split between Y and J.

Question One
I see that QF is effectively downgrading their international service from A330’s to 767’s for most international services to/from Perth. Any ideas what the timeframe is for the A330’s to return to these routes or for the 787’s to be used?

Question Two
I could also use SQ (I am Gold with Air NZ) and CX (QF Platinum) for trips to Singapore and Japan respectively. What version of their J do they operate from Perth?

Question Three
Is there an F lounge at Perth Int?

Question Four
Air NZ operate a direct flight to Auckland. At the moment it is 767, any scuttlebutt that they will upgrade this to say 777?

Question Five
Has the QP (Domestic) changed in the last 3-4 years?

Question Six
Looking at living in or around Secret Harbor (down by Rockingham). Any idea of travel time and cost (taxi) to Airport?

Thanks for your advice.

Cheers
Gazza
 

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Congrats on the job offer Gazza

2) SQ only has regional business class (so no spacebed). Also SIN-PER is a measly 1.25 PPS sectors.

3) Not that I recall. QF qantas club isnt huge and is shared with NZ in the evening. SQ has a lounge open around their flights, but I don't think it has a separate F side.

4) I doubt it, at least until NZ eventually gets rid of 767.

5) I don't remember much if any changes to domestic QP.
 

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In answer to Q1.
How long is a piece of string ? With their No 1 priority the expansion of Deathstar Int. and their new planes looking further away into 2008 and onwards, expect the 767's to be ex Perth for at least 2-3 years.
 

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I'll have a crack at the answers:

1) I doubt QF have any timeframes in mind, but may have to wait till the 787's get here. Or see what the new airbuses free up. Either way, don't think it will happen soon.

2) SQ and CX generally use their regional aircraft

3) There used to be. Haven't been through recently so not sure.

4) ??

5) It was expanded, but that may have been a bit longer than 4 years ago.

6) Secret Harbour is quite a hike. Looking at 45 mins to 1 hour I would think.
 

Gazza

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Hi Team

I know that Secret Harbour is a bit of a hike but when we went to Perth (another job offer 3 years ago) and had a look around it seemed to fit the lifestyle requirement we had (work will be paying for the taxi's)

Going throug package details now so nothing is definate, just wanted to pick the brains of those more knowledgable than me.

Cheers
Gazza
 

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I would think the only way we will see A330's back on PER-Asia routes is:
  • SQ and CX start using their long-haul J product and not regional J to bring in some premium cabin competition
  • They move those routes to JQ and hence you get A330 - but not the answer or A330 config you want to see :shock: .
 

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I don't work for WA Tourism but having moved to Perth from Brisbane in February 2006, I can highly recommend the move (provided you are happy with the job). I loved Brisbane but not as much as I loved getting away from that humidity!! Sorry that didn't answer any of your questions but thought I would put in a quick plug for the State.:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
 

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Re: last question, Perth

Rockingham is a long way from Perth airport. We paid $43 for a taxi from the airport to Kingsley on Monday, and Rockingham is easily double the distance.

Time, as always, depends on traffic. Allow at least an hour. The rail will extend to Rockingham in the next year or so, and if the service is anything like what we have now it will be relatively inexpensive and very fast. Catching a cab to the airport from Perth city (or a suburban station on the Midland line) will be cheaper and faster than a cab from Swinging Pig.
 

Yada Yada

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Gazza said:
Question Six
Looking at living in or around Secret Harbor (down by Rockingham). Any idea of travel time and cost (taxi) to Airport?
I caught a taxi from the airport to Hamilton Hill (right next to Rockingham) last week. Cost was $66.38. It's a big hike.
 
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