QF has been using that hotel (under various names) for delayed pax for decades - the first time QF put me up there was 1986, when it was the Hilton Sydney Airport. It then became a Mercure, and now a Novotel.This passenger was accommodated at the Novotel Wolli Creek (official title is 'Novotel Sydney International Airport', and it's a former Mercure),
At least one other QF delayed AFFer previously mentioned 'Novotel Wolli Creek' as an hotel QF used in such circumstances.
I have asked but like my friend am overseas, though separately. Have yet to receive a reply. In time I will ask again. From memory the QF flight was not quite as late as predicted. Sometimes it can be more difficult for bags to make connections like this than us, but Changi is good at quickly transferring bags.Did your friend make her connection with SQ?
While Silvia's example of QF414 becoming QF19 is a bonus for B738-weary travelers on the donestic sector, this fairly intensive utilisation increases the chances of delays on an international route, this time to MNL. Hmmm. Profits before timekeeping, especially since the aircraft had to be transferred between terminals.Wednesday 24th of July sees QF94 LAX-MEL (A388 VH-OQI) arriving at 8 51, 81 min tardy.
QF2077 MQL-MEL (Q400 VH-QOC) had a late arrival at 9 27, 107 min behind.
QF153 MEL-AKL arrived at 18 20, 60 min late. This created a further delay on the leg back as QF158 AKL-MEL which now has a reviA333 VH-QPD) as QF414 at 11 05, 100 min late. This later became QF19 SYD-MNL which now has a revised arrival at 19 23, 53 min tardy.
Very much on the ball, Tomcut2000.This message is for Qantas flights from HK (31/07/2019)... There MAY be delays arriving in Australia this morning (01/08/2019) due to typhoon Wipa hitting HK at a time when majority of Australian departures were to take place... Sadly I don't have the actual delay statistics, but appears QF30 to Melbourne and QF98 to Brisbane is impacted