They'll be perfect for rex because they've already got orange head rests so it'll make the rex fleet seem less like flying Virgin although with a lack of business seat and extra leg room (economy x seats) they'll likely have to do some reconfiguring first and perhaps a new rex 737 business seat? All of this can't be good for band consistency.The ex-Tiger 738s, VOR and VUD are currently rumoured to be heading REX's way.
How are people finding reliability / punctuality on the MEL-SYD route now that it has settled in a little?
How did the seat pitch in Tiger compare with standard Virgin Y?
Yep, actually an inch better.How did the seat pitch in Tiger compare with standard Virgin Y?
We should start collecting our own AFF data and selling it to QF/VA (then they don't need spies ). It seems Rex was recently added to expertflyer which means it's now possible to view the seat maps, checking after the flight has departed gives a good idea. Here is this mornings (11/4) ZL9, no one in business and just 77 in economy (load factor of ~45% total or ~47.5% in Economy). For comparison the Qantas flight at the same time had 87 in economy (it wouldn't show me business) which makes the QF flight at least 50% (or ~53% in economy).
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Yep, actually an inch better.
Hasn't AFF discussed Expert Flyer a few times in its own little section and members concluded that it routinely underestimates the number of booked passengers?
Yeh, I was more making a point that both are low. Would hardly recommend Sunday morning for long term comparsions but on the SYD-MEL route, it wouldn't surprise me if everyone is suffering.However if you contend EF is accurate and this random sample, albeit early on a Sunday morning - hardly peak time - is a good representation, it indicates that QFd's loads are suffering, not just ZL's.
This is the April 2019 timetable:I neglected to keep a copy of what it would have been on a similar Sunday in April 2019
Yeh, I was more making a point that both are low. Would hardly recommend Sunday morning for long term comparsions but on the SYD-MEL route, it wouldn't surprise me if everyone is suffering.
This is the April 2019 timetable:
Page 37 is MEL to SYD and Page 56 is SYD to MEL.
I just manually counted them. Anything that is blue is occupied which means if you're looking at EF after the flight departs then someone sat in that seat. Subtract that number of occupied seats from the total number of seats and that's how I got the number unsold.I was looking at Expert Flyer and seat maps how do you tell what is unsold? Blue is indicated as ‘Occupied’
Ok unless I’ve got it the wrong way around all SY-ML this arvo and evening are sold out or nearly