Unlike government franchised public transport in Victoria where there's a little bit of transparency - sometimes they'll state on the applicable website or at a station or stop should it be staffed why trains, trams or buses are cancelled - regrettably no such openness from Australia's domestic airlines, particularly if it is 'low bookings.'thank you! I wasn't sure if qantas published the reasons. I'm on that flight shortly, secretly hoping it gets cancelled and I get moved to QF400 30 min later in an A330!
A minor further alteration sees departure further revised to 2110 hours mid evening.In yet more on Monday 17 June, QF73, the 1740 hours B744 from SYD to SFO is expected to depart at 2100 hours mid evening with arrival suggested as 1715 hours, 195 minutes behind schedule...
The Monday 17 June 2019 BXG - SYD QF1408 departed at 1139, 239 late, arriving SYD at 1325 hours, 255 minutes behind schedule. Disastrous if one has a series of meetings in the CBD beginning at say 1100 and it's a day return trip.Fog hasn't lifted in Bendigo yet. QLK1408 is still sitting on the tarmac waiting for it to clear.
You have to feel sorry for the pax on these substituted aircraft. A substantial downgrade in amenity on these flights with an older, noisier aircraft.B744 VH-OEI operating in lieu of the usual A388 on the Tuesday 18 June 2019 scheduled 0935 hours SYD - LAX, QF11, took off at 1039, about 35 -40 late.
99 per cent likely QF does not offer any compensation - even in the form of costly (with high QF fees and charges) FF points.You have to feel sorry for the pax on these substituted aircraft. A substantial downgrade in amenity on these flights with an older, noisier aircraft.
People on Twitter are reporting that they've been stuck on the tarmac for a while:A388 VH-OQK on QF11, the 0935 hours Wednesday 19 June SYD - LAX does not appear to have pushed back as at 1130 hours. The QF website suggests a delay from 0935 to 0955 but it hasn't been further updated.
1306 hours was the takeoff time for QF11's A388 VH-OQK. FR24 suggests it will be at gate in LAX at 0906 hours, 166 minutes tardy, but sometimes FR24 exaggerates longer flights' delays. QF has yet to update its site which is unusual. Passengers for JFK will be 99 per cent certain to be transferred to available seating on AA flights, meaning a delay of several hours.It looks like it is finally away. FlightRadar is saying it departed at 1306. I imagine that means all the people connecting on to the JFK flight will miss that. A couple of rough days for people heading to the US on QF.