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Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1  
User currently offline9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2110 posts, RR: 18
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 5215 times:

Following the very popular "Battle" series, I am thinking of expanding the franchise to my region, South East Asia.

For introduction, South East Asia is a region consists of eleven (11) countries which are, in alphabetical order; Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam.

However, two of the countries which are Cambodia and Timor Leste, does not have any flag carrier. Royal Air Cambodge was out of business back in 2001 and Timor Leste is just a new country with very limited resources to start up their own flag carrier.

Nevertheless, the region was blessed with three world class carriers, which are Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways, two of which (MH and SQ) are Skytrax's 5 Star Carriers.

Ok, so here's the rules:


  • Nine (9) countries will be participating, each will be represented by their flag carrier. Cambodia and Timor Leste won't be represented, hence only nine (9) contenders, instead of eleven (11).
  • The pair will be based on the countries' name in alphabetical order.
  • We are judging the carriers' current, standard livery, not special scheme.
  • Since there are nine (9) contenders, one carrier will get a bye and with the power that I have (as the 'Organiser'), I will award it to MH. So, MH will be automatically proceed to Round 2 together with four (4) winners from Round 1. But there is a twist. In order to have six (6) carriers in Round 2, the loser with the highest vote in Round 1 will also advance to Round 2. So basically, the order will be, four (4) winners from Round 1, MH and the loser with the highest vote in Round 1 will advance to Round 2.
  • From there, three (3) carriers will be chosen. But in order to have four (4) carriers in Round 3, the loser with the highest vote in Round 2 will also advance to Round 3.
  • Round 3 will see four (4) carriers of which two (2) will advance to the Final Round.
  • In the Final Round, one (1) carrier will be chosen as the ultimate winner.


Much said, here are the contenders:

Match 1: Royal Brunei Airlines vs Garuda Indonesia


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Match 2: Lao Airlines vs Myanmar Airways International


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Match 3: Philippine Airlines vs Singapore Airlines


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Match 4: Thai Airways vs Vietnam Airlines


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REMINDER

Malaysia Airlines gets a bye and will automatically advance to Round 2, as the rules suggested.


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A loser with the highest vote in all matches in Round 1 (Match 1-4) will also advance to Round 2.

So, let the voting begin. Remember, we are looking for South East Asia's most beautiful head to tail livery   

[Edited 2006-09-21 18:58:36]

76 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 5212 times:

Great post Big grin

1 - Royal Brunei
2 - Myanmar Airways International
3 - Singapore Airlines
4 - Vietnam Airlines

Rob!  wave 


User currently offline9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2110 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5210 times:

Ok now, my precious votes will be given to:

1 - Garuda Indonesia
2 - Myanmar Airways International
3 - Singapore Airlines
4 - Vietnam Airlines

And I thought I was the first voter.  Smile

Keeps it coming!!!


User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5199 times:

1. Royal Brunei Airlines
2. Myanmar Airways International
3. Singapore Airlines
4. Vietnam Airlines

 airplane 



Avoid hangovers, stay drunk.
User currently offlineAcjflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 426 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5197 times:

1. Royal Brunei
2. Loa Airlines
3. Singapore
4. Thai

Great job! This was a great idea and i'm looking forward to the upcoming rounds.

acjflyer


User currently offlineTango29 From Ireland, joined May 2006, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5191 times:

1) Royal Brunei
2) Lao Airlines
3) Singapore Airlines
4) Thai

 bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5188 times:

1 - Garuda Indonesia

2 - Myanmar Airways International

3 - Singapore Airlines

4 - Thai


User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5524 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5186 times:

1 - Royal Brunei Airlines
2 - Myanmar Airways International
3 - Singapore Airlines
4 - Thai


User currently offlineAlaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5185 times:

HEY 9MMAR,
its great that there are so many of these battles going on. Its heaps of fun!

here are my votes:

  • Royal Brunei
  • Myanmar Airways
  • Singapore
  • Thai


can't wait for round two, its good that you set up the rules at the beginning!
~Cheers-
~~Kyle H.

[Edited 2006-09-22 03:34:24]


to some people the sky is the limit, to aviation enthusiasts, its home!
User currently offline9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2110 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5174 times:

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 8):
its great that there are so many of these battles going on. Its heaps of fun!

Hi Kyle. Yes, I was thinking it has become some sort of like an aviation version of the Idols franchise.

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 8):
its good that you set up the rules at the beginning!

I learnt from your (Battle of the Americans - now in Round 5 Final Round. United is going to win although we were both voted for Hawaiian) and Acjflyer's (Battle of the European - now in Round 2, huge number of contenders) experiences.  wave 


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20534 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5169 times:

1 - Garuda
2 - Myanmar
3 - Singapore
4 - Vietnam



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4942 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5168 times:

Here's my vote:

1: Royal Brunei
2: Lao
3: Phillipines
4: Vietnam



Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlineTimboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1336 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5160 times:

Nice one!! My vote:

Royal Brunei
Lao
Singapore
Vietnam


User currently offlineSA707 From South Africa, joined Jul 2006, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5159 times:

1..Garuda Indonesian
2..Myanmar
3..Phillipines
4..Thai


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5135 times:

I can see the pictures now  Smile

Here's my votes . . .

Quoting 9MMAR (Thread starter):
Garuda Indonesia



Quoting 9MMAR (Thread starter):
Lao Airlines



Quoting 9MMAR (Thread starter):
Singapore Airlines



Quoting 9MMAR (Thread starter):
Thai Airways


User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2687 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5131 times:

1) Garuda Indonesia
2) Lao Airlines
3) Singapore Airlines
4) Thai Airways

I know we can't include special schemes, and sorry to hijack your thread 9MMAR, but I just can't resist. Malaysia Airlines, 9M-MRD, "Freedom of Space" has got to be just about the most beautiful scheme in the world, let alone SE Asia  bigthumbsup  !


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User currently offline9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2110 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5127 times:

Quoting JetMech (Reply 15):
I know we can't include special schemes, and sorry to hijack your thread 9MMAR, but I just can't resist. Malaysia Airlines, 9M-MRD, "Freedom of Space" has got to be just about the most beautiful scheme in the world, let alone SE Asia

Jetmech, that's why I didn't include the special liveries in the first place. If I did, I can guarantee that the final would be MH's Hibiscus vs MH's Heliconia. I have flew in 9M-MRD and it is simply GORGEOUS, the most beautiful livery in the world. And I want to organise a fair ground competition.  Smile


User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2687 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5124 times:

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 16):
Jetmech, that's why I didn't include the special liveries in the first place

No worries 9MMAR, I understand why you arranged it this way, but I just could not resist! I only need the flimsiest of excuses to post a picture of a beautiful aircraft ?? . I have had the privilege of seeing 9M-MRD for real, and it is even more stunning in real life!

[Edited 2006-09-23 14:03:50]

[Edited 2006-09-23 14:04:46]


JetMech split the back of his pants. He can feel the wind in his hair.
User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5116 times:

Amazing competition ,thanks 9MMAR  bigthumbsup 

1 - Royal Brunei
2 - Myanmar Airways International
3 - Singapore Airlines
4 - Vietnam Airlines

With all my admiration to the Malaysia livery Malaysia truly Asia
Alex!!!



Tengo una pasion por la aviacion !لدي شغف للطيران !I have a passion for aviation !
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5111 times:

Quoting 9MMAR (Thread starter):
Match 1: Royal Brunei Airlines vs Garuda Indonesia

Royal Brunei

Quoting 9MMAR (Thread starter):
Match 2: Lao Airlines vs Myanmar Airways International

Myanmar airways

Quoting 9MMAR (Thread starter):
Match 3: Philippine Airlines vs Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines

Quoting 9MMAR (Thread starter):
Match 4: Thai Airways vs Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam airlines 8hy did you have to put these two in the first round together)



A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2796 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5111 times:

1. Royal Brunei Airlines

2. Lao Airlines

3. Singapore Airlines

4. Thai Airlines


User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5107 times:

Well... here's my vote in this game...  Smile

Match 1: Royal Brunei Airlines
Match 2: Myanmar Airways International
Match 3: Philippine Airlines
Match 4: Thai Airways

I'm still surprised to see how many seem to like SQ's livery... oh well... tastes are obviously different... thank goodness for that... Big grin



Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offline9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2110 posts, RR: 18
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5106 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 19):
Quoting 9MMAR (Thread starter):
Match 4: Thai Airways vs Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam airlines
(Why did you have to put these two in the first round together)

See Rules point no. 2. The pairing is based on the country's name in alphabetical order. So that's why Thai Airways has to meet Vietnam Airlines in Round 1. I know, Match 4 is the most difficult as both Thai and Vietnam have gorgeous liveries. But no worries, should one of them lose, there's still hope to advance to Round 2, under the last ticket, a loser with the highest vote. So keep on voting guys.  wave 


User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6333 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5101 times:

Cool post!
My votes go for...
1 - Royal Brunei
2 - Myanmar Airways International
3 - Singapore Airlines
4 - Vietnam Airlines


User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3312 posts, RR: 39
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5100 times:

1) Garuda Indonesia
2) Lao Airlines
3) Philippine Airlines
4) Thai Airways (I am shocked that many people prefer Vietnam to the Thai new livery!)



Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
25 Wrighbrothers : My vote: 1-Royal Brunei Airlines 2-Myanmar Airways International 3-Singapore Airlines 4-Thai Airways Wrighbrothers
26 Ag92 : Garuda Indonesia Myanmar Airways International Singapore Airlines Thai Cheers
27 Thepilot : Here is my vote... 1. Royal Brunei 2. Myanmar Airways International 3. Singapore Airlines 4. Vietnam Airlines
28 SQuared : Royal Brunei Myanmar Airways International Singapore Airlines Vietnam Airlines
29 TurkishWings : 1: Royal Brunei 2: Lao Airlines 3: Philippine Airlines 4: Vietnam Airlines
30 NWADC9 : Match 1: Garuda Indonesia Match 2: Lao Airlines Match 3: Philippine Airlines Match 4: Thai Airways
31 Captaink : 1. Royal Brunei 2. Lao 3. Phlillipines 4. Thai 5 Malaysia
32 AirCop : 1. Royal Brunei 2. Lao 3. Singapore 4. Vietnam
33 Swissy : Here is my vote from Europe Thai Royal Brunei Vietnam Singapore But the top would be these incredible beautiful special schemes... Cheers,
34 Usair320 : Match 1. Garuda Match 2. Malaysian Match 3.SQ Match 4.TG
35 Post contains images MH017 : 9M-MRD would be my favourite cannot vote that one so, here are my votes: 1 - Royal Brunei 2 - Royal Lao 3 - Philippine Airlines 4 - Thai Cheers, MH017
37 Danairbus : 1. Royal Brunei Airlines 2. Myanmar Airways International 3. Singapore Airlines 4. Thai Airways
38 Zone1 : 1. Garuda Indonesia 2. Myanmar Airways International 3. Singapore Airlines 4. Vietnam Airlines
39 Asturias : 1. Royal Brunei Airlines 2. Lao Airlines 3. Singapore Airlines 4. Thai Airways cheers Asturias
40 ZKSUJ : 1-Garuda 2-MAI 3-Philippines 4-Thai
41 Post contains images XA744 : Azizul, you are making my day with this one !!! I am picking.... 1.- Royal Brunei 2.- Lao Airlines 3.- Singapore Airlines 4.- Vietnam Airlines Best re
42 Swissy : Correction my friends.... 1 Royal 2 Lao 3 Singapore 4 Thai all the way Cheers,
43 Post contains images Solnabo : Okey here we go: 1 - Royal Brunei 2 - Myanmar Airways 3 - Singapore 4 - Thai Airways all the way Micke//
44 Timology :
45 777ER : 1. Royal Brunei Airlines 2. Myanmar Airways International 3. Singapore Airlines 4. Vietnam Airlines
46 Mindscape : 1 - Garuda 2 - Lao Airlines 3 - Philippines Airlines 4 - Vietnam Airlines
47 ZK-NBT : 1. Royal Brunei 2. Myanmar 3. Singapore 4. Vietnam
48 LipeGIG : My votes: 1- Garuda 2- Myanmar 3- Singapore 4- Thai Felipe
49 Garri767 : 1) Garuda 2) Myanmar Airways International 3) Philippines Airlines 4) Thai
50 Post contains images FlightShadow : 1. Garuda 2. Myanmar 3. Phillipines 4. Man that's tough! I'll have to go Vietnam. 5. Malaysia
51 Jeremy : 1. Garuda 2. Lao 3. Philippine 4. Thai
52 Post contains images SK601 : 1. Garuda 2. Myanmar Airways 3. SIA 4. Vietnam Airlines
53 Post contains images Scoliodon : 1 - Garuda 2 - Myanmar 3 - Singapore 4 - Thai Thanks for the invite 9MMAR ! Nice thread
54 StationManager : 1. Garuda 2. Myanmar 3. Philippines 4. Vietnam Regards
55 PIT757 : 1. Thai 2. Garuda 3. Singapore 4. Vietnam
56 Vhqpa : 1. Garuda Indonesia 2. Lao Airlines 3. Singapore Airlines 4. Thai Airways
57 EI787 : 1. Royal Brunei Airlines 2. Myanmar Airways International 3. Singapore Airlines 4. Thai Airways
58 2H4 : Match 1: Royal Brunei Airlines Match 2: Myanmar Airways International Match 3: Singapore Airlines Match 4: Vietnam Airlines 2H4
59 RCS763AV : Garuda Myanmar Singapore Vietnam (tough choice!) There´s my vote.
60 DeltaRules : Brunei Lao Singapore Vietnam DeltaRules
61 AeroWesty : For me, it wasn't a tough choice. The pairing with Phillipines made it pretty easy to choose at least something other than just another white fuselag
62 PHLstudent : 1)Royal Brunei Airlines 2)Myanmar Airways International 3)Singapore Airlines 4)Thai Airways
63 Post contains images Garri767 : In the main race im watching , it appears Thai is ahead by one Garri767
64 Jeffry747 : That's my vote right there
65 Kieron747 : Match 1: Garuda Indonesia Match 2: Myanmar Airways International Match 3: Philippine Airlines Match 4: Vietnam Airlines Thanks for a well presented po
66 Post contains images Ronerone : 1) Garuda Indonesia 2) Myanmar Airways International 3) Philippine Airlines 4) Vietnam Airlines Interesting battle! can't wait for the outcome. Roni
67 Post contains images BAW076 : 1. Royal Brunei Airlines 2. Myanmar Airlines 3. Singapore Airlines 4. Vietnam Airlines Chris
68 AlexPorter : 1. Royal Brunei 2. Myanmar 3. Singapore 4. Thai
69 Buck3y3nut : 1. Royal Brunei 2. Myanmar 3. Singapore 4. Vietnam (Gotta love that livery) There are my votes..
70 LTU932 : 1. Garuda Indonesia 2. Myanmar Airways International 3. Singapore Airlines 4. Vietnam Airlines
71 Longhornmaniac : Garuda Myanmar Singapore Thai Cheers, Cameron
72 VTBDflyer : Garuda Indonesia Myanmar Airways International Singapore Airlines Thai Airways VTBDflyer
73 Lufthansa747 : Garuda MAI Singapore Thai
74 9MMPD : Ok my vote is 1) Royal Brunei 2) MAI 3) Singapore Airlines 4) Thai It was really tough for me to decide between Thai and Vietnam
75 Post contains images 9MMAR : Any more votes? Make it quick, as I am thinking of closing the Round 1 voting 'line'. It has been a week since the competition started.
76 Post contains images 9MMAR : I think there's no more vote. So, the voting 'line' is now OFF. All votes received after this posting will not be counted. Results will be announced s
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