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    Qantas creates ‘whacker’ to scare reptiles away from parked A380s

    The post Qantas creates ‘whacker’ to scare reptiles away from parked A380s appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Qantas has developed a piece of technology dubbed a “wheel whacker” to help stop snakes and scorpions boarding planes it has parked due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst Australia’s borders are currently closed, and Qantas has ceased international flights other than government-run repatriation flights that bring citizens home from viral hotspots. The airline, therefore, parked its fleet of Airbus A380s at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, a location where low humidity makes for an ideal aircraft storage location. Qantas expects to fly its A380s again one day,…

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    Thai Airways to retire A330’s, A380s, and 747s

    The post Thai Airways to retire A330’s, A380s, and 747s appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. As the pandemic continues raging, the recovery in international long-haul travel could still be laying far away. Many countries have closed their international borders, and many impose lots of restrictions that makes travel almost impossible. Airlines currently do not need an extensive fleet of wide-body aircraft to carry passengers across oceans and continents. In fact, the majority of the airlines have temporarily parked their biggest planes in the desert, others are making more drastic long-term plans. The latest fleet downsizing action comes from the national carrier of Thailand, which just announced…

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    Qantas plans to have six A380s flying again in 2023

    The post Qantas plans to have six A380s flying again in 2023 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Qantas has highlighted future plans that include the return of six Airbus A380 into operation by the end of 2023 as demand for outbound and inbound grows back to pre-Covid levels.  While the airline will offer voluntary redundancy to the cabin crew of its international Airbus A380 and Airbus A330 jets, enough pilots of the flagship aircraft will be kept ready for a rapid restart of the six A380s, according to Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce. “With early retirement and voluntary redundancy and people taking leave without pay, we…