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by bunumuring
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 256
Views: 60310

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Hey guys,
Could there be a crane on the forward fuselage?
Hmmm.
Cheers,
Bunumuring.

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by bunumuring
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 718
Views: 46813

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Hey guys, Re REX modified livery.... Yes, I can confirm that at least one Saab is in a modified livery, having seen it at Wagga yesterday. The engines are painted blue, the tail design is modified slightly with the orange 'swoosh' being straight / diagonal rather than curved upward, and the titles '...

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by bunumuring
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Embraer KC-390 prospects
Replies: 65
Views: 4659

Re: Embraer KC-390 prospects

Hey guys,
I'm loving the discussion... Keep it up!
Just a minor point, the Kawasaki C-2 transitted Australia last last year on its way to NZ for demonstration fights, just like the KC-390 did earlier in the year to 'trigger' this thread.
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 718
Views: 46813

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

TN486,
I believe that was Sir Rod Eddington's quote? Correct me if I am wrong.
And I agree with your sentiment about arguments in this thread. I love a brisk and hearty argument as much as anyone, but tonight I am also feeling reflective.
Take care all.
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 718
Views: 46813

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Hey guys, Singapore Airlines definitely wanted Australia-USA rights years ago, and publicly tried at least twice that I remember to get them from the Aussie government. I believe that if offered them now, they would snap them up. I'm an optimist and believe that ultimately things will work out for V...

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by bunumuring
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will happen to Etihads 77L's
Replies: 13
Views: 2293

Re: What will happen to Etihads 77L's

Hey guys,
Perhaps Etihad can lease them to governments worldwide, like their A340-500 in service with the Italians.... I-TALY.
Good way to win friends and influence people, lol, and create a tiny little niche market!
Cheers,
Bunumuring.

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by bunumuring
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 101
Views: 15623

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

Hey guys, I see a neo order for Air France, A320neos, A321neos and A321LRs. I think that the LRs would be useful for Africa and the Middle East. I see a MAX order for KLM, focused mainly on the -10 but with some -8s and perhaps even a few -7s. I see both airlines eventually operating CSeries. HOP! a...

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by bunumuring
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skycouch seats ? are they making money
Replies: 10
Views: 2745

Re: Skycouch seats ? are they making money

Hey guys, I know a family that specifically booked Air New Zealand transpacific Australia-USA return to use SkyCouch. A mum with two small kids used the SkyCouch while the dad and an older child sat in the seats across the aisle : their choice. They booked it after recommendations from a relative an...

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by bunumuring
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 718
Views: 46813

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Hey travelhound, JQ's expansion is something I have been highly curious about for a while now too. I think that the arrival of the neos will begin a new phase of expansion, with their increased capabilities and more economical operation compared to the ceos. I still think that a few extra Dreamliner...

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by bunumuring
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 25 A350s
Replies: 47
Views: 10827

Re: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 25 A350s

Hey guys,
Wonder if any of these will be ultra-long-range ones, to open the much-speculated Australian routes?
Cheers,
Bunumuring.

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by bunumuring
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were A318s unpopular?
Replies: 32
Views: 7322

Re: Why were A318s unpopular?

Hey guys, I believe Tarom ordered the A318 for political reasons.... I remember that being the given reason in the aviation press at the time. Is this correct? And yes, TWA ordered 50 A318s as well as 50 717s.... At the same time, stating that they were for different markets and route profiles. If I...

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by bunumuring
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 718
Views: 46813

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Hey guys, I Expect that there will be some clarification on the new third international airline into Canberra sooner rather than later.... There are still serious rumours about who exactly it will be. Cathay Pacific being discussed up-thread is interesting but not the only one I've heard. All I beli...

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by bunumuring
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if the Dornier 728/928 entered production?
Replies: 26
Views: 2963

Re: What if the Dornier 728/928 entered production?

Hey mate, Great topic starter! I haven't heard the 'fun little fact' part, and find it a bit strange... I know that Qantas was looking at the program, at one stage I believe in conjunction (of some kind) with British Airways. Not aware of any other Australian airline (Ansett or any regional) looking...

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by bunumuring
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 718
Views: 46813

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Hey guys, Predictions for 2018? QF to announce Brisbane - Dallas when the second tranche of Dreamliners (eight x -9s) is announced in the third quarter of the year. QF to announce Chicago as its next US destination in the first quarter. Project Sunrise expanded to include the narrow body replacement...

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by bunumuring
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is your menu for Christmas?
Replies: 35
Views: 1232

Re: What is your menu for Christmas?

Hey guys, Despite being summer here in Australia, Christmas Day was cold and wet this year. For Christmas lunch, we had a mixture of salads, cheese platters, cold meats like ham and turkey, hot meats like chicken and roast lamb strips plus potato bakes and various breads. Dessert consisted of tradit...

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by bunumuring
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OK, I'll ask it: What'd you get?
Replies: 33
Views: 1001

Re: OK, I'll ask it: What'd you get?

Hey guys, I prefer to give rather than receive.... And was stoked to see my eldest son's reaction to a rare and expensive Pink Floyd art book that I have had hidden for months! He is a Pink Floyd tragic and didn't even know that the book existed. Me? Most of my presents remain wrapped and under the ...

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by bunumuring
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Worlds largest amphibious aircraft, maiden flight.
Replies: 15
Views: 2078

Re: Worlds largest amphibious aircraft, maiden flight.

Hey Tugg,
I agree that China versus Vietnam over the South China Sea may take precedence over aircraft sales.... So I guess that IF Vietnam was in the market for large amphibians Japan may get the order by default alone.
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Worlds largest amphibious aircraft, maiden flight.
Replies: 15
Views: 2078

Re: Worlds largest amphibious aircraft, maiden flight.

Hey angad84,
Sorry, I mixed up the two amphibians. Yes, I was thinking of the Japanese US-2.
I guess that Indonesia might be interested in the US-2 as well. Not sure about Vietnamese though.
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christmas love it or loath it
Replies: 48
Views: 1518

Re: Christmas love it or loath it

Hey guys, Christmas is a time of celebrating the ties that bind, be they friendship, family, religious, cultural, whatever. Let people celebrate whatever Christmas means to them in whatever way they feel they want to. Let people celebrate whatever important religious or non-religious occasion means ...

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by bunumuring
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We Hope Go Away in 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1109

Re: We Hope Go Away in 2018

Restrictive shopping hours
Opponents of Westconnex
Opponents of Sydney West Airport being a 24-hour operation
The stagnation of Australian federal politics
The armless roo on the new QF livery - restore the arms!
Cheers
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Worlds largest amphibious aircraft, maiden flight.
Replies: 15
Views: 2078

Re: Worlds largest amphibious aircraft, maiden flight.

Hey guys,
Are India and Indonesia still interested in purchasing this aircraft?
I seem to remember that Vietnam was rumoured to be interested too...
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 route suggestions per airline
Replies: 36
Views: 1453

Re: Your 2018 route suggestions per airline

Hey guys, I would love to see Norwegian activate their requested Buenos Aires - Sydney route application, and likewise start a Singapore - Sydney route to connect Sydney to their worldwide network. Both routes would sure stir up the legacies! Unlikely in the near future, but what a move if Norwegian...

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by bunumuring
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 38047

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

Does anyone have any information on any charter / extra flights scheduled for the Commonwealth Games on the GC next year? I presume we will see a BA aircraft at BNE/OOL with Team GB? Hey guys, Is it possible that Wellcamp may get some overflow action from the CG on the GC? Bizjets etc maybe looking...

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by bunumuring
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 route suggestions per airline
Replies: 36
Views: 1453

Re: Your 2018 route suggestions per airline

Hey vhqpa, I totally agree on Sydney-Seattle, and have for a long time championed this route. I see Delta as being he airline most likely to open it, in a JV with Virgin Australia. I also agree with you on one other route. Auckland-Canberra on Air New Zealand must be a matter of 'when' and not 'if'....

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by bunumuring
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NZ Hercules Orion and 757 replacements
Replies: 7
Views: 1182

Re: NZ Hercules Orion and 757 replacements

Hey guys, Thanks for the info. What impact will the switch from NG to MAX have on the P-8 production line? I seem to recall that there would be a limited time frame for additional Poseidon orders due to Boeing eventually terminating NG production and not having plans to develop (yet) a MAX-based Pos...

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by bunumuring
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Netherlands and Luxembourg buying 2 A330 tankers.
Replies: 15
Views: 4227

Re: Netherlands and Luxembourg buying 2 A330 tankers.

Hey guys,
This is such a logical move.
Are there any other nations looking to join this program?
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NZ Hercules Orion and 757 replacements
Replies: 7
Views: 1182

NZ Hercules Orion and 757 replacements

Hey guys, Any news on NZ's plans to replace its Hercules, Orions and 757s. With the recent change of government, has anything been announced? It seemed likely that the A400M was lined up to replace the Hercules and possibly Poseidons to replace the Orions. Wasn't some kind of approach made to the US...

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by bunumuring
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 3914

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

Hey guys, It's now 24 hours since I attended the midnight premiere of The Last Jedi and my review of it can be summed up in one word... BORING... I am a Star Wars fan (and even won the prize for best -dressed in costume at the premiere!) but I found it way too long, no obvious highlights and just pl...

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by bunumuring
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines in talks with Boeing
Replies: 79
Views: 32414

Re: British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines in talks with Boeing

Hey guys, Isn't JAL looking at a possible MAX versus Neo order sometime soon to begin replacing the 737-800s? I vaguely remember reading earlier this year somewhere that JAL will begin looking at this requirement next year. BA was an early supporter of a potential stretched 777 but I feel lost inter...

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by bunumuring
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 262
Views: 30027

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017

Little bit of random news but Emirates is ending its naming rights deal with the Melbourne Cup. No new announcements during speech. Hey mate, a good catch! i wonder if any other naming rights may be dropped by the belt-tightening ME3? I heard that Turkish Airlines may be sniffing around to land a s...

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by bunumuring
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 262
Views: 30027

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017

... And Qatar is gaining some important attention in Canberra with the start of flights there only months away now. A smart move? Mightn't be very financially rewarding for QR but the move to start Canberra has garnered some important attention from the 'hipsters' and 'movers and shakers' in our nat...

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by bunumuring
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways buys 9.6 percent stake in Cathay Pacific
Replies: 34
Views: 10841

Re: Qatar Airways buys 9.6 percent stake in Cathay Pacific

Hey guys,
What a contrast: Etihad versus Qatar!
Alitalia, Air Serbia, Darwin, Virgin Australia etc versus British Airways, LATAM, Cathay Pacific ... And errrr, Meridiana!
Still...
Wonder if Qantas is on the QR's Wishlist?
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you were to start an airline..........
Replies: 22
Views: 1599

Re: If you were to start an airline..........

vh-qpa, We think EXACTLY alike! Same aircraft type, same 'theory', same bases.... Just don't like your proposed colours, lol! I would add a secondary 'daughter' carrier to the network however, using either ATR72s or Q400s based at Sydney West and radiating out to holiday hot spots like Coffs Harbour...

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by bunumuring
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 59467

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

Could it be Meridiana? Obviously with Qatar's backing - and don't forget Qatar's own interest over the years in the CSeries. Italian domestic and regional routes, plus funnelling in customers for Qatar's long haul network? I know that everything QR has and has on order has been mentioned at one time...

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by bunumuring
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?
Replies: 61
Views: 12430

Re: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?

Hey guys, AA may have a need for the 777-9 for LAX-Sydney way down the track, but not now. Likewise, a possibly DFW-MEL route may suit the 777-8 (or the Dream9 also). Can't see any other Australian/NZ routes requiring AA 777s of any model. UA likewise could use the 777-9 for LAX and SFO to Sydney, s...

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by bunumuring
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Predictions...........
Replies: 12
Views: 1077

Re: Future Predictions...........

Hey guys, would Sydney West qualify as a 'large airport'? Admittedly it's not in the geographical zones listed by irishpower, but hey! * I can't imagine a new US major international airline, but I CAN imagine JetBlue taking the fight internationally in a big way..... Especially when they merge with ...

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by bunumuring
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 59467

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

Still think it's Turkish Airlines...
And yes, I believe it can be called a 'European' customer...
But I also the appreciate the logic behind the easyJet thinking.
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 59467

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

Hey guys, Is Turkish Airlines considered 'European'? I also agree that Finnair seems a likely candidate. IAG would be my other suggestion.... I suspect that Bombardier / Airbus would just LOVE to make this announcement (along with a possible Egyptair order) at Dubai Air Show. Wonder if Qatar Airways...

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by bunumuring
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 11620

Re: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017

Hey guys, Sorry Singapore Airlines, but a FAIL in my opinion. The colours in particular are awful, really insipid. The economy seats look LCC, prem Eco not much better, biz class too cramped and first class looks dreary. I do like the design concepts apparent in the suites, but the execution (the h...

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by bunumuring
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite TV shows?
Replies: 11
Views: 608

Re: Favorite TV shows?

Hey guys,
How about two aviation classics....
Air Crash Investigations (also known as Mayday in some countries)...
Ready for Takeoff (a reality series about Qantas)
Cheers
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 52592

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Congrats, a new record. 665 posts in a month. Hey mate, Yes, but YOUR post is #661 at the time of typing so I guess three or four posts must have been removed AFTER you posted the above message.... Wonder what they were about and why they got removed! Congrats to all for contributing to a fantastic...

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by bunumuring
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will OS introduce another retro livery for its 60th?
Replies: 1
Views: 584

Re: Will OS introduce another retro livery for its 60th?

Hey mate,
In my opinion, that livery really suits the Dc-9/MD80 series. I would love to see it return as a 'one off' but I guess the lower fuselage would be painted grey, or maybe white.
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEL Spotter Alert : UL Inaugural CMB-MEL
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Re: MEL Spotter Alert : UL Inaugural CMB-MEL

Hey guys,
Have the flights been well-publicised?
I hope that they expand Australian services to cover Sydney again.
Cheers
Bunumuring.

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by bunumuring
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG mulls order for up to 30 new aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 1449

Re: TG mulls order for up to 30 new aircraft

Hey guys,
Could be 777s?
Imagine a Thai order for a few 747-8s? I know it won't happen but they do like a diversified fleet! And how good would the 747-8 look in Thai's fantastic livery! Ah well, we can always dream....
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 52592

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Hey guys, (1) RIP Ben Sandilands. A very knowledgeable and generous man. Condolences to his family and friends. (2) Ansett operated Sydney-Taipei and in fact used it as a transit connection for kangaroo route flights to Europe.... I know because I booked it in 1997: Sydney-Taipei (on Ansett) then Ta...

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by bunumuring
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will WestJet fly its 787's?
Replies: 36
Views: 6032

Re: Where will WestJet fly its 787's?

Hey guys, Australia being mentioned? Wow, bit of a surprise considering Air Canada's growing presence in the market and Qantas' inconsistent record of flights to Vancouver over the years. But Canada 3000 carved out a good little niche market a long time ago and were reportedly fairly successful with...

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by bunumuring
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of LCY redevelopement released.
Replies: 36
Views: 6893

Re: Pictures of LCY redevelopement released.

Hey guys, The one time I used London City I absolutely loved it! Such a great airport in terms of accessibility (by DLR) and ease of use. I loved its compactness even though I found photography a challenge. My flight (in a BA 146) was like a scenic flight over London on takeoff for Geneva. I really ...

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by bunumuring
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Renders of Qantas 737 MAX leak on Boeing website
Replies: 31
Views: 8066

Re: Renders of Qantas 737 MAX leak on Boeing website

Hey guys, I agree with some of the posters above that Qantas probably won't order either the Neo or the MAX in he next year or so. Alan Joyce himself stated in Seattle last week when accepting delivery of Dream#1 that QF will start looking at the 737-800 replacement situation over the next year or s...

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by bunumuring
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airline has objectively the best FF program?
Replies: 14
Views: 1462

Re: Which airline has objectively the best FF program?

Hey guys, I agree that it is totally subjective and location/purpose specific.... For me, it's about even as to whether QF or VA have the 'best' FF scheme. I tend to collect points more for VA by shopping and petrol, but QF by travelling and accomodation (VA has THE worst 'accomodation booking' sect...

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by bunumuring
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 52592

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Re the BDM role - I hardly think that QF, wanting to build the hype around a new destination, would signal to the market so blatantly as to it intentions. QF have been in ORD for years for freight. I wouldnt read any more into the position than that. Hey mate, I tend to agree with you having consid...

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