The rally also includes Jetstar Engineers who last week won approval to take a vote on protected industrial action which, if voted up, is expected to affect Jetstar services. Meanwhile, Qantas staff will rally on Monday outside the airlines management campus in Sydney at lunchtime on Monday protesting over the airline withholding an agreed pay-freeze bonus payment.
Dubais low-cost carrier, FlyDubai has had a terminal change moving some of its flights from Terminal 2 to Terminal 3. The change affects mainly EU destinations so check the terminal assignment before you land at Dubai. The change will add around 45 mins to the average transit time during the busy peak periods.
There are no limits for powders in your checked baggage. They dont have to be in a plastic bag. New security screening international flights or domestic legs of international flights (e.g. The likes of powdered baby formulas are unrestricted but things like mineral make up, talcum powder and some powdered deodorants are subject to the 350ml limit. Flying internationally has an added new level of fun as the LAGS Liquids, Aerosols and Gels restrictions now extend to powders. Melb>Perth >London) will restrict the carrying on of inorganic powders to a maximum of 350ml. If you are travelling with restricted powders, simply take them out of your carry-on bag and place them in the plastic tray at the screening point.
Cathay pilots are supposed to fly a total of 900 hours a year but often many pilots are just nudging around 700 hours. Four stripes on your shoulders will give you HK$1.8million a year (about $300,000 in Aussie dollars plus some very generous allowances) for the equivalent of doing approximayely 40 return trips between Melbourne and LA. The annual pay for Captains has been aligned to more closely match the pay of Singapore Airlines. And not be outdone the ongoing battle between Cathay and its pilots continues to fly through turbulence with the Hong Kong based airline hoping to restructure the pilots pay so that the take home pay better reflects the actual hours worked.
Chinas obsession with going big on aviation continues with the Chinese government announcing that it will require a number of major Chinese carriers to move their operations to Beijings second airport Beijing-Daxing, which is due open in September 2025. Described as one of the worlds largest airports, Beijing Daxing Airport is now under construction and the terminal will be the largest on the planet. International airlines currently landing at Bejing international will be able to continue although the government is expected to provide incentives to co-locate.
Seating up to 400 passengers, the aircraft is expected to dominate the ultra long haul market with fuel-efficient features such as retractable wingtips. Powered by two huge General Electric 9X engines, the aircraft will offer a larger cabin interior and one of the most green operating signatures of any commercial aircraft. The much-awaited rollout of the Boeing 777X steps up a notch with the debut of the worlds largest twin-engine jet on March 13. The debut from the Seattle factor is expected to attract a worldwide audience on social media live streams.
CREW TIP: If you are travelling to the USA dont book your internal US flights in Australia - buy your domestic flights when you get there. Just give yourself a little slack in the schedule, avoid tight turnaround times and youll save big! United, American and Southwest are amongst the carriers who are struggling to keep their shareholders happy and the arrival of new aircraft will add capacity on most major routes. Additional capacity from new aircraft commitments and a softening domestic market is set to drive air fares within the USA further down over the next 6 months.
CREW TIP: The carpark is the classic straight on shot, but from the mound at the rear of the backpackers pub, the view covers the rock monolith changing colours and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas).
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Youve seen them on television chasing storms across the USA, and now you can join them with Silver Lining Tours offering arrange of tornado hunting tours. The vehicles are built for comfort and include some of the most sophisticated radar technology available. The tours include specially equipped vehicles, meal and accommodation.
The Commission is expected to recommend scaled pricing controls with airlines claiming charges by airports have risen dramatically especially with privatised monopoly airports such as Sydney. However, it is expected that the Commissions report will call for a stricter regulatory regime as airport costs have soared in some cases locking out some regional carriers. Traditionally, airports have had to contend with very few regulations. The battle between airport owners and airlines is expected to get even more intense next month when the Australian Productivity Commission releases its report into the sector.
The Toowoomba based facility will train pilots who will be deployed primarily on QantasLink operations. Qantas has opened the doors for applications to join its Pilot Academy. The call for applications is the start of a new era of pilot opportunities with the airline. Meanwhile training costs are set to increase with a number of airports, including Melbourne's Moorabbin which this week annouced an incease in landing fees.
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Top premium dumplings: Singapore Airline's lobster dumplings and EVA Air's famous Michellen starred Din Tai Fung dumplings: CREW TIP: Best place for dumplings: Top end of Hong Kongs Tung Choi Street (past the Ladies Market) late at night, sitting on a little stool on the footpath eating steaming chilli prawn dumplings washed down by an icy cold beer! Neil Perry tried pot sticker dumplings with XO sauce on the Qantas first class menu. (and you thought that pungent smell was coming from the lav!) Dumplings are par-cooked on the ground and refrigerated. In flight, the final stage of cooking is done by the crew placing the dumplings in a foil container with a sesame and spice broth and covering them with a cabbage leaf. When cooked, the leaf is discarded, and the dumplings are served with a spicy sauce on a dry-oven baked pastry. But making dumplings fly is more of a science experiment than a recipe, and the secret of serving the perfect dumping at 35,000 feet using a planes pressurised steam oven, is a leftover cabbage leaf! EVA Air had them as part of their Hello Kitty aircraft, and for years, Cathay has included the humble dumpling as part of its in-flight menu.
Landing at Air Canadas hubs means you get screened while your bags are screened. From here youve cleared US Customs and you can proceed directly to your US domestic flight while your now cleared checked bags go to the aircraft. Passengers use their boarding pass to enter holding rooms and display screens show the passengers name in green after their bag has been screened.
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Chinese New Year brings life to cities around the world but none more than Hong Kong where you have the choice of the high-tech celebrations around Victoria Harbour or the smaller traditional celebrations in some of the nearby towns in the Chinese New Territories. Getting to the New Territory towns is as simple as getting a train from Kowloon Station and in less than an hour youre ready to be one of the few western people in the spectacular dragon parades. Fares to Hong Kong are as low as $480 and theres plenty of free activities and things to see from the Hong Kong Tourism Board.
Ten horses and riders, bareback and dressed in the colours, of the ten city wards race through the historic cobblestone city of Siena watched on by thousands.