Qf123 - 2.1.09

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Old Jan 1, 09, 7:34 pm
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Qf123 - 2.1.09

Hi to all,

QF#123 Sydney-India is currently boarding in Melbourne after flying in from Sydney, enroute to Mumbai at approx 12:30pm.

According to the Melbourne airport website, QF123 is listed as a 13:30 departure, however there is no mention of its arrival on the International or Domestic arrival's pages.

Any known reason for this extra stopover? I'm fairly new to the 'game', is this an unusual movement??

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Old Jan 1, 09, 8:38 pm
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Hello Adam1, here's your answer:

The Australian

Qantas is considering axing its loss-making Sydney-Mumbai service after a disagreement with its pilots' union over meal allowances.

The airline will be forced to divert today's flight through Melbourne after the Australian and International Pilots Association refused to renew a concession that allows pilots to fly beyond hours outlined in their enterprise agreement.

The concession's end on Wednesday means Qantas must now change crews in Melbourne before continuing on to Mumbai instead of flying non-stop from Sydney.

However, an airline source said this would increase losses on the route and was likely to be the final straw for the service.

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Old Jan 1, 09, 8:56 pm
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Interesting! Thanks very much for the article.

For conversation sakes,
How much is a meal allowance worth?

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