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dajop

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As a passenger it's nice and reassuring to hear an Australian accent when the captain speaks.

Like on EK? Without mentioning, that's where I was going, but not sure how much EK is downsizing its A380 fleet, but there are plenty of Australian accents in announcements made by flight crew. Not so much a Thai, French or German accent.
 
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Glad I flew on the QF A380 when I did and experienced the F cabin on my most recent international trip.

4 planes wouldn't be enough to do both LHR and LAX. SYD-LHR alone needs 3 planes due to the curfews. I hope they bring at least 6 of the A380 back, but it all depends on demand.
Yes me too. I’ve done a lot of memorable trips on A380s in both J and occasionally a lucky upgrade to F, and I’m glad to have had that opportunity. I hope it does come back on line.
 

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I don’t know how many sims are being discussed as being necessary, but lets assume 5 training, plus a check, so 6 per pilot. I would be surprised if it’s less, but it wouldn’t expect it to be much more. Assuming 100% utilisation of the sim, then you’d basically be able to produce 1 two man crew per day. Of course the sims are never up 100%, they aren’t themselves manned that way (i.e. sim instructors and senior checks), and I’m not accounting for SOs. I expect the real rate would be more like one crew every two days. With 10 aircraft, you’d have about 70 crews. So, 140 days just to cover the sim work.

But, once you start churning crews out, they’ll need recurrent sims, so, that will start to eat into the available sim time.

Restarting will be difficult, in so many ways.

Qantas are predicting a 31 October 2021 restart, wouldn't you just start a plan with getting crews back and working back from that date.

Add in a few 787s for Perth, to Sydney and Perth to Melbourne, plus a Melbourne-Sydney sectors conveniently scheduled when Rex have their flights.

Restarting the A380s is going to be a whole another problem.
 

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As a passenger it's nice and reassuring to hear an Australian accent when the captain speaks.
Why? As a passenger I generally assume I am in competent hands, regardless of the accent of the flight crew.
 
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