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Old 8th September 2022, 02:06 PM
Dennis McLean Dennis McLean is offline
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321 VH-VWN ferried MEL/DRW/HKG 26 August, I presume it is maintenance only??
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Old 15th September 2022, 08:48 AM
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According to FlightAware the Jetstar 787s not currently operating with their last flights are:

VKA - flew MEL - SIN 23/8/22. This or VKB maybe the aircraft that suffered the bird strike.
VKB - flew BKK - MEL 31/8/22. This or VKA maybe the aircraft that struck debris on the runway.
VKJ - flew MEL - PUS 24/8/22. Presumably for planned maintenance.
VKL - flew OOL - SYD 17/6/22. After lightening strike.
An update of my post of 7/9/22 on the unserviceability of Jetstar's B788s after two weeks:

VKA - is still in SIN and has not flown since 23/8/22;
VKB - is still in MEL and has not flown since 31/8/22;
VKJ - returned from PUS to CNS after two weeks on 8/9/22 and is back in service;
VKK - replaced VKJ in PUS on 12/9/22, possibly for repainting into the updated JQ livery with the orange tail as VKJ was there for two weeks which is about the right timeframe. Also, QANTAS was going to have their last three A380s repainted into the current livery in PUS before COVID hit. Has anyone photographed VKJ since it returned to service?
VKL - is still in SYD and has not flown since 17/6/22.

So, there are still four Jetstar B788s out of service with passenger angst still raging in the media.
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Old 15th September 2022, 11:29 AM
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Given we are about to hit school holiday season, have VA or any other carrier ramped up their operations into Bali?

I notice the complete lack of silence from any competitor about the JQ /QF issues - probably the best approach from them financially....
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Old 15th September 2022, 01:45 PM
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Indonesia is a capacity constrained market and if you look at the IASC website you'll see that both Qantas Group and VA have applied for additional capacity over and above the current limit.
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Old 20th September 2022, 09:41 PM
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Given we are about to hit school holiday season, have VA or any other carrier ramped up their operations into Bali?

I notice the complete lack of silence from any competitor about the JQ /QF issues - probably the best approach from them financially....
JQ blocked all remaining seat sales ex Bali from 1st October till 14th today
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Old 21st September 2022, 01:11 PM
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JQ1 21/9 MEL-HNL is delayed by 23 hours, ETD is 22/9 1450.
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Old 23rd September 2022, 08:50 AM
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An update of my post of 15/9/22 on the unserviceability of Jetstar's B788 fleet:

VKA ferried back from SIN yesterday 22/9/22 and immediately returned to service operating JQ7 to SIN and JQ8 which is currently enroute to MEL.

VKB, VKK and VKL have not returned to service as yet.

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Old 23rd September 2022, 03:54 PM
Dennis McLean Dennis McLean is offline
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Hey James VKJ has been flying it is VKL which was the lightning one at the Gold Coast that has not moved since its ferry back to SYD in late June.
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Old 23rd September 2022, 04:29 PM
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Thanks Dennis, I knew that VKJ had returned from Pusan with VKK replacing it and have corrected my post. Must have been fat finger syndrome!!!
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Old 27th September 2022, 09:18 AM
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Jetstar B788 VH-VKK is due to depart PUS shortly to ferry back to MEL as JQ8992, following maintenance. No sign of a replacement at this stage.
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