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    110,000 stranded customers - that's a mind-boggling number. Good that the UK govt is stepping in. Sounds like they will charter civilian aircraft, but wouldn't it be cool to be flown home in a military Hercules or something?
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    In other news, re the Thai A350 we discussed a couple weeks ago, the BKK - MEL flights have now begun - 'after more than a year of delays'.
    Thai Airways Airbus A350 finally starts Bangkok to Melbourne flights

    Thai originally announced that it would begin A350 flights to Melbourne in September 2016, but a series of delays – including issues regarding flight approval for the aircraft from Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority – saw the date pushed back.

    The MEL flights are replacing 777-200, so almost a straight swap in terms of capacity. Thai only compete with one budget airline (Jetstar daily 787-8) on the route. But mention in the article of SYD going A350 next year is interesting, as it is currently 10 * 747 per week (someone influential needs 1st class on the route IMO). Will Thai take the opportunity to reduce capacity? - they compete with a daily Emirates A380 and a daily Qantas A330 on this route, the loads cannot be great. Return fares today are usually 30% to 40% less than they were before AirAsia and Scoot began flying to SYD. Seems Thai and Emirates have perpetual specials / promotions.

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    Thai certainly have special poor service, I preferred Emirates often same or lower price to Brisbane,to be fair to Thai the luggae unweighed and food was ok but they seem only really to smile for teh hi sos

    BNE is buiding 2nd part and good links to NZ Newcastle or Cairns

    Jetstar ok for 2-3 hrs domestic but seemed poor value
    I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn’t find any.

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    Australian passengers to potentially produce photo id before boarding domestic.



    Airline passengers could soon be forced to produce photo identification before boarding domestic flights in Australia, bringing security
    standards in line with those at international terminals.

    The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and aviation security experts have long argued that identity checks are needed to prevent criminals
    and fugitives boarding flights under false names.

    There have also been calls for liquid restrictions and full body scans.

    While photo ID was once required for all domestic flights, most airlines now offer self-service kiosks and mobile check-in, meaning
    passengers never have to prove who they are.

    The ABC understands the Federal Government is moving to close that gap and will announce the additional security measure before
    the end of the year.

    Between 2013 and 2016, 60 people were charged with flying under false names.
    One of those was self-styled Islamic preacher Junaid Thorne, who flew from Perth to Sydney.
    Aviation security has been under scrutiny since police uncovered a plot to bring down an Etihad flight from Sydney using an improvised explosives device in July.

    The Government ordered a review of security arrangements at all airports which is due to be handed down next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Thai certainly have special poor service, I preferred Emirates often same or lower price to Brisbane,to be fair to Thai the luggae unweighed and food was ok but they seem only really to smile for teh hi sos

    BNE is buiding 2nd part and good links to NZ Newcastle or Cairns

    Jetstar ok for 2-3 hrs domestic but seemed poor value
    Mate your banal and insignificant travelogues are not Airline NEWS. Please fuck off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post


    Airline passengers could soon be forced to produce photo identification before boarding domestic flights in Australia, bringing security
    standards in line with those at international terminals.

    The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and aviation security experts have long argued that identity checks are needed to prevent criminals
    and fugitives boarding flights under false names.

    There have also been calls for liquid restrictions and full body scans.

    While photo ID was once required for all domestic flights, most airlines now offer self-service kiosks and mobile check-in, meaning
    passengers never have to prove who they are.

    The ABC understands the Federal Government is moving to close that gap and will announce the additional security measure before
    the end of the year.

    Between 2013 and 2016, 60 people were charged with flying under false names.
    One of those was self-styled Islamic preacher Junaid Thorne, who flew from Perth to Sydney.
    Aviation security has been under scrutiny since police uncovered a plot to bring down an Etihad flight from Sydney using an improvised explosives device in July.

    The Government ordered a review of security arrangements at all airports which is due to be handed down next year.

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    Don't really see a problem with that tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Mate your banal and insignificant travelogues are not Airline NEWS. Please fuck off.
    get fcuked harry

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    get fcuked harry
    Fuck you too (obviously I mean that in a loving, caring way).

    Let him post his bizarre nonsense in his own threads.

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    Michael O’Leary writes letter to Ryanair pilots offering to 'transform' their pay and careers

    Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 11:01 pm


    Michael O’Leary has written to all Ryanair pilots offering to “transform” their pay and career prospects and to beat the pay and job security offered by rival airlines.



    The Ryanair chief executive told the pilots the airline will each year benchmark its pilot pay against its 737 competitors, particularly Jet2 and Norwegian.


    “Where at any base we are below them, we will negotiate with that base to ensure we don’t just match them, but rather we will exceed them,” he told them.


    “These pay increases will now allow us to target 737 recruits from these weaker, lower pay airlines.”


    Mr O’Leary said over the next six months, pilots would see significant changes to and investment in rosters and pilot career development at Ryanair.


    Among a number of improvements he committed to were:


    Pay increases from October 1, initially through base supplements of €10,000 for captains and €5,000 for first officers at a number of bases including Dublin. At other bases, different supplements would apply depending on competitor rates and whether Ryanair is already “pay competitive”.
    A 12-month loyalty/production bonus of up to €12,000 for captains and €6,000 for first officers, payable monthly from next month to October 2018 subject to “reasonable and achievable performance or targets being met”.
    The negotiation of any differences between Irish and local individual employment benefits, such as sick pay, into its Irish contracts with each base’s Employment Representative Council.
    The Ryanair boss also urged pilots who were considering a move to a “less financially secure or Brexit challenged airline” to stay with Ryanair “for a brighter better future for you and your family”.


    In the letter, Mr O’Leary also defended his respect for the pilots describing them as “the best in the business”, hard workers, well trained and extremely professional.


    He said comments he had made at a recent press conference were “misreported” and that criticisms he had made were aimed at pilots of competitor airlines and their local unions “who take every opportunity to criticise and denigrate Ryanair, our pilots, our safety, our operating performance and our business model”.


    Referencing the cancellations announced last month, he apologised personally and said there had been “poor planning” during the airline’s “rostering failure”.


    He concluded the message to pilots by asking them to give the airline any evidence of higher pay by a rival at their base so Ryanair could “meet it and beat it”.

    Michael O?Leary writes letter to Ryanair pilots offering to 'transform' their pay and careers | Irish Examiner

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    AirAsia Perth to Bali flight QZ535 plunges 20,000 feet in mid-air emergency



    Terrified passengers on an AirAsia flight to Bali say they feared for their life after the aircraft plunged
    20,000 feet in a mid-air emergency.
    The plane dropped from 32,000 feet to 10,000 feet after a ‘technical issue’ on the flight, an hour out
    from Perth this afternoon.

    Oxygen masks dropped from above the seats and passengers have criticised staff on board the flight,
    who they say only made matters worse.
    Clare Askew was among the 145 passengers on board flight QZ535 and she said the reaction of the
    airlines crew made the ordeal all the more frightening.

    The only video currently I can see is embedded in the original post here in the West

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    Passengers said they didn't know what was happening because most of the plane's onboard announcements weren't in English.
    That helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    The only video currently I can see is embedded in the original post here in the West
    Here's the video on Youtube.


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