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1 hour ago, Moonlover said:


Flying between the UK and Singapore back in the '60s, as I used to do, involved four fuel gobbling engines and 3 refueling stops. Now it's none stop on 2 fuel efficient engines. And a much larger aircraft as carrying twice as many passengers.


So the notion that it 'can't be done' is just that. A notion.



Ah yes, Sydney, Singapore, Bahrain and then London! 

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Complete and utter tosh from Qantas. They fly some of the longest non-stop routes in aviation today, using equipment (380’s to the US in particular) that burn 100+ tonnes of fuel more than alternative equipment would. The slightly lower seating capacity of alternative aircraft doesn’t equate to lower seat/kg fuel burn gain. This is an airline that has historically taken aircraft designed around 7-9 hour sector lengths to maximise payload and done the exact opposite. Fill it with fuel and then determine how much paying cargo (self loading or otherwise) can be carried. Management there has traditionally had a cranium inserted into their anus when it comes to operational matters. The BS that flies to ‘explain or justify’ such ‘challenges’ as this is a perfect example. Just not as amusing as ‘Yes Minister’


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