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UPDATE: Qantas axes more flights from new 'strike' timetable

By David Flynn     Filed under: qantas, strikes, flight cancellations, delays, flight delays, industrial action, ALAEA, TWU

UPDATE | Qantas has pulled an additional 20 flights per week from its just-revamped 'strike schedule', with coast-to-coast services to and from Perth being the most heavily hit.

The cuts come due to the grounding of two more aircraft on top of the five which were hangared this week.

A Qantas spokesman told Australian Business Traveller that the new timetable would remain in place "for at least a month", although the airline is unable to detail which additional flights will be affected, apart from observing that these will be "mainly between eastern states and Perth".

This brings the total tally of cancelled flights up to around 130 per week.

PREVIOUS | Qantas' new 'strike timetable' comes into effect today, Monday, October 17, with the airline cutting 110 flights per week due to ongoing industrial action.

Qantas says the timetable will remain in place "for the next month due to Qantas grounding five aircraft as a result of a backlog of maintenance caused by industrial action by the Australian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Association."

"The union has had overtime bans in place since the start of September as well as an official instruction for its members to go-slow on day to day work" the airline said. "These bans are still in place and the union has indicated they will remain in place until at least Christmas."

We've listed all cancelled flights for the new Qantas schedule below; you can also find city-specific lists for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide by clicking those links.

(And as always, you can also check Qantas' Flight Status page for up-to-the-minute information on specific flights.)

Monday

QF500  Sydney–Brisbane
QF572  Perth–Sydney
QF509  Brisbane–Sydney
QF402  Melbourne–Sydney
QF517  Brisbane–Sydney
QF741  Sydney–Adelaide
QF530  Sydney–Brisbane
QF441  Sydney–Melbourne
QF756  Adelaide–Sydney
QF541  Brisbane–Sydney
QF448  Melbourne–Sydney
QF628  Melbourne–Brisbane
QF451  Sydney–Melbourne
QF542  Sydney–Brisbane
QF459  Sydney–Melbourne
QF464  Melbourne–Sydney

Tuesday

QF501  Brisbane–Sydney
QF601  Brisbane–Melbourne
QF502  Sydney–Brisbane
QF403  Sydney–Melbourne
QF410  Melbourne–Sydney
QF407  Sydney–Melbourne
QF402  Melbourne–Sydney
QF413  Sydney–Melbourne
QF511  Brisbane–Sydney
QF418  Melbourne–Sydney
QF610  Melbourne–Brisbane
QF617  Brisbane–Melbourne
QF442  Melbourne–Sydney
QF624  Melbourne–Brisbane
QF631  Brisbane–Melbourne
QF451  Sydney–Melbourne
QF783  Sydney–Adelaide
QF542  Sydney–Brisbane
QF557  Brisbane–Sydney
QF490  Melbourne–Sydney

Wednesday

QF403  Sydney–Melbourne
QF732  Adelaide–Sydney
QF506  Sydney–Brisbane
QF413  Sydney–Melbourne
QF608  Melbourne–Brisbane
QF515  Brisbane–Sydney
QF418  Melbourne–Sydney
QF615  Brisbane–Melbourne
QF422  Melbourne–Sydney
QF441  Sydney–Melbourne
QF443  Sydney–Melbourne
QF468  Melbourne–Sydney
QF469  Sydney–Melbourne
QF448  Melbourne–Sydney
QF542  Sydney–Brisbane
QF496  Melbourne–Sydney
QF465  Sydney–Melbourne
QF548  Sydney–Brisbane
QF557  Brisbane–Sydney

Thursday

QF500  Sydney–Brisbane
QF406  Melbourne–Sydney
QF609  Brisbane–Melbourne
QF735  Sydney–Adelaide
QF509  Brisbane–Sydney
QF402  Melbourne–Sydney
QF413  Sydney–Melbourne
QF738  Adelaide–Sydney
QF422  Melbourne–Sydney
QF614  Melbourne–Brisbane
QF530  Sydney–Brisbane
QF532  Sydney–Brisbane
QF541  Brisbane–Sydney
QF469  Sydney–Melbourne
QF545  Brisbane–Sydney
QF631  Brisbane–Melbourne
QF542  Sydney–Brisbane
QF457  Sydney–Melbourne
QF555  Brisbane–Sydney

Friday

QF502  Sydney–Brisbane
QF410  Melbourne–Sydney
QF402  Melbourne–Sydney
QF413  Sydney–Melbourne
QF511  Brisbane–Sydney
QF508  Sydney–Brisbane
QF517  Brisbane–Sydney
QF422  Melbourne–Sydney
QF747  Sydney–Adelaide
QF751  Sydney–Adelaide
QF752  Adelaide–Sydney
QF473  Sydney–Melbourne
QF756  Adelaide–Sydney
QF538  Sydney–Brisbane
QF468  Melbourne–Sydney
QF450  Melbourne–Sydney
QF547  Brisbane–Sydney
QF540  Sydney–Brisbane
QF451  Sydney–Melbourne
QF553  Brisbane–Sydney
QF548  Sydney–Brisbane

Saturday

QF609  Brisbane–Melbourne
QF411  Sydney–Melbourne
QF510  Sydney–Brisbane

Sunday

QF509  Brisbane–Sydney
QF614  Melbourne–Brisbane
QF440  Melbourne–Sydney
QF625  Brisbane–Melbourne
QF532  Sydney–Brisbane
QF545  Brisbane–Sydney
QF451  Sydney–Melbourne
QF496  Melbourne–Sydney
QF457  Sydney–Melbourne
QF546  Sydney–Brisbane
QF557  Brisbane–Sydney
QF492  Melbourne–Sydney

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David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

 

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1 on 15/10/11 by jordanmyer-smith

not to buy into either sides argument, but anyone else think possibly that QF could be in part using the situation to boost load factors by carrying the same amount of people on less flights? 

 

personally as the current situation stands the only one winning is Virgin as more people (even the most loyal of QF flyers) will take the chance to get on the on time flight with their baggage and no nasty PA annoucements that virgin are now offering in contrast to the sh*t show currently at Qantas. I see only positives for Virgin because of the strike and honestly think this is the begging of the end for the Q.

1 on 18/10/11 by am

No point in cutting capacity if they're still paying for it. The only reason they'd cut capacity to push up load factors is to save money (ie having to pay less staff because they need less manpower to maintain/staff 10 planes as opposed to 15 planes) and make more money but their costs are remaining the same - they have to keep paying all their workers the same amount regardless whether the plane is flying or stored awaiting maintenance.

This isn't the beginning of the end for QF. I can list a dozen airlines off the top of my head who have been in the exact same situation (most recent example that comes to mind is the BA strikes) and they're still alive and kicking (and going from strength to strength). Don't forget that not that long ago DJ was under attack after it's IT systems died and tens of thousands were left stranded. This will blow over and business will resume as per normal before much longer. I think if the situation was any different we'd be seeing QF keep all flights, but 'charter' JQ aircraft to cover them (the unions would love for this to happen from a publicity point of view though, so no way...)

 

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