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by XAM2175
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 75
Views: 7358

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

No, it was a regular scheduled flight, but it was also several years ago on a 744. SQ made its last flight with the 744 a bit over six years ago, in April 2012. While I can understand that even at that point in time the lack of personal video would have been disappointing on a long-haul aircraft, b...

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by XAM2175
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Vertically opening doors, L1011 / DC10 / B767
Replies: 25
Views: 2800

Re: Vertically opening doors, L1011 / DC10 / B767

Also I remember reading a BA L1011 technical manual that stated electric opening was only available on the L1 and L2 entry doors (or was it a B767-336 manual?!) Can'y speak for the L-1011 or DC-10 / MD-11 but standard fitout for the 763 was that only L1 had power assistance, but that's because most...

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by XAM2175
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Russian cockpits blue green?
Replies: 17
Views: 4985

Re: Why are Russian cockpits blue green?

A senior Boeing designer did at one point as I recall suggest that the primary rationale for their use of brown in the cockpit was that it took a lot more effort to make it appear dirty :p

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by XAM2175
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying without one winglet
Replies: 18
Views: 3065

Re: Flying without one winglet

[photoid]https://flic.kr/p/KtVtEp/photoid] The [photoid] tags only work for images in the A.net database, where you only need to give the image ID number: [photoid]1776253[/photoid] To embed an image from elsewhere, you need to use the [img] tags and link to the exact image file, not a shortened UR...

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by XAM2175
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet Receive their First A321neo
Replies: 42
Views: 6867

Re: easyJet Receive their First A321neo

I don't think that's correct, in fact you seem to be completely wrong about that: It's not used on the Airbus prototypes or the aircraft delivered to LH, VX, 6E, and now U2 - so unless I've missed a change in Airbus practice I'm assuming IB have chosen to add it themselves, quite possibly as a way ...

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by XAM2175
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Prop Designation
Replies: 16
Views: 2167

Re: Bombardier Prop Designation

MO11 wrote:
"Q" is for marketing only. It's DHC-8-400, DHC-8-401 or DHC-8-402


Ah, thanks for that!

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by XAM2175
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet Receive their First A321neo
Replies: 42
Views: 6867

Re: easyJet Receive their First A321neo

No black windshield? I didn't realize this was optional. Since it's supposed to be cost saving wouldn't easy jet want this? The windscreen "mask" is a standard feature on the A350 and A330N but isn't offered on the A320 series, unless the airline makes it part of their livery (a la AC). I...

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by XAM2175
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas Livery?
Replies: 2
Views: 769

Re: New Qantas Livery?

This happened nearly two years ago mate. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1346265 To embed pictures from the photo database here you would use the following code strings: [photoid]5080617[/photoid] [photoid]5073091[/photoid] or, to display them side-by-side: [twoid]5080617,5073091[/two...

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by XAM2175
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757s in old livery
Replies: 32
Views: 5900

Re: AA 757s in old livery

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1394455&p=20431239#p20414707
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Before Max gets served up any more troll-feed it should be noted, I think, that he's had this exact discussion very recently:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1394455&p=20431239#p20414707

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by XAM2175
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qantas VH-OGI QF520 SYD-BNE | Photos and Video
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

Re: Qantas VH-OGI QF520 SYD-BNE | Photos and Video

When did Qantas change from them to the current bland Coach seat covers? Alas, this report is so far in the past now that that style of seat cover has pretty much been and gone! (it's still about, but a much-less-bland style has replaced it for new deliveries and refurbs) Strange to think though th...

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by XAM2175
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Prop Designation
Replies: 16
Views: 2167

Re: Bombardier Prop Designation

The Bombardier website will show you that it has rebranded it as the Q Series. Indeed, though I believe the type certificate still shows the formal model designation as "DHC-8-400Q". I'm curious to know whether Airbus will extend their renaming of the C Series that far, or if they'll stay...

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by XAM2175
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 106
Views: 12597

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

IMO, RJs have their engines on the fuselage. Mainline airfreight carry their engines under the wings. (Yes, I know the MDs are not RJs, but they're quickly becoming irrelevant) Also, it's personal since I live under the approach to MRY. United just up-gauged from CRJs to E-175s on some SFO-MRY flig...

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by XAM2175
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 106
Views: 12597

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

It depends on the definition of regional. If it's based on distance, Asia has long been using twin aisles for what would be considered regional length routes in N.America. They famously had 747RJ's. No "they" didn't. Certain Asian airlines did however have 747SRs, and latterly 747-400Ds -...

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by XAM2175
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Make a bid for a Neighbour-Free Seat ?!
Replies: 15
Views: 1929

Re: Make a bid for a Neighbour-Free Seat ?!

With the price of keeping a seat free being so low (compared with selling it to a pax) Etihad will only be doing this on planes that are going to have lots of empty seats anyway. Bingo! Remember, an empty seat is worth as much as somebody is willing to pay to sit in it, right up to a full-fare tick...

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by XAM2175
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 106
Views: 12597

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

Different markets, different labour contracts, different answers - as well established above. QF have even managed to outsource flying with B712s configured as either 12J 98Y or 125Y to an external contractor, and place two A320s at 180Y with a "regional" subsidiary, not to mention the B73...

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by XAM2175
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China pilots depressurize plane accidentally to smoke in cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 9150

Re: Air China pilots depressurize plane accidentally to smoke in cockpit

So how does this work? I remember experts saying that people have only minutes if not seconds to live in a depressurized cabin at altitude. But these pax made it all the way to Dalian with no oxygen at 30000 feet alright? Unless they were all Reinhold Messner's, something doesn't fit here... It's n...

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by XAM2175
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31239

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

The only one I can think of is the MD-95->717, but IIRC the first plane in airline service was under Boeing branding as the 717. The DC-10 was changed to the MD-10, but revived an updated cockpit. Boeing and MDD merged before the MD-95 even entered production, and it's suggested that Boeing did mak...

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by XAM2175
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can you tell what engine a plane is using just by looking at it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1686

Re: Can you tell what engine a plane is using just by looking at it?

Horstroad wrote:
On the 747 the CF6 isn't pointy but the nozzle looks longer and more straight. The fan cowl is wider... The RR is shrouded all the way again.


Same goes on the 767 - left picture is GE CF-6, right is a Rolls-Royce RB211:



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by XAM2175
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing have built the 747-500?
Replies: 56
Views: 9941

Re: Should Boeing have built the 747-500?

The 747-8 has been a bit of a disaster for Boeing ... How did they get it so wrong? Basically, in the end creating a cargo only 747-NEO that no-one wanted. I would argue that the 748 was as successful as Boeing needed it to be - for, as jetwet1 notes, the mere fact that it was in Boeing's catalogue...

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by XAM2175
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Shark Week Liveries
Replies: 14
Views: 1181

Re: SW flights showing ‘Shark Week’ planes on Flightaware?

SW is the IATA code for Air Namibia, whereas WN is for Southwest.

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by XAM2175
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Link commuter service
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: WestJet Link commuter service

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saab_340

Westjet haven't ordered any - however Pacific Coastal Airlines operate eight such aircraft for them.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saab_340

Westjet haven't ordered any - however Pacific Coastal Airlines operate eight such aircraft for them.

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by XAM2175
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 112
Views: 19460

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

VSOrlando wrote:
yes I know VS is the code for Virgin Atlantic, I was simply using VA as an acronym for Virgin Atlantic.


So you were deliberately choosing to not only be wrong but also potentially introduce ambiguity to the discussion?

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by XAM2175
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways giving one of their 777s a beautiful makeover
Replies: 30
Views: 10753

Re: Qatar Airways giving one of their 777s a beautiful makeover

The vast chasm between "beautiful makeover" and this result may be a new world record for divergence between marketing and reality.

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by XAM2175
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PanAm #50, 747SP flying over both poles
Replies: 37
Views: 5760

Re: PanAm #50, 747SP flying over both poles

BoeingGuy wrote:
I don’t believe a 767 can do LAX-SYD. Not sure a 747-200 could do it either.


A bunch of 763ERs have done SYD-VCV, but load factor was somewhere around 0% ;)

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by XAM2175
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boarding a Flight at the Gate - Gate Readers et al
Replies: 9
Views: 1147

Re: Boarding a Flight at the Gate - Gate Readers et al

Since the departure of magnetic stripe encoding some time ago (not IATA-recognized anymore, as I recall) barcodes or other QR-type codes have obviously become the standard for boarding passes. From what I can tell, this encodes nothing more than the passenger name, airline/flight number, and seat n...

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by XAM2175
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Online Ticket Resource ?
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: Best Online Ticket Resource ?

Actually I've just found out that Matrix now can filter by aircraft type! It's not the easiest process as you need to use the Advanced Routing Codes, and the filter will apply to your whole journey (meaning the OP would still not get the desired effect as a filter for the A350 would limit the result...

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by XAM2175
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Incoming Flight Delayed
Replies: 10
Views: 1206

Re: Incoming Flight Delayed

The basic answer is as 9MMPQ says - airline passenger service agents can only act as they're allowed to act, so if their booking system doesn't show a delay, they can't treat you as a delayed or potentially-delayed passenger. Had a delay been posted on your flight then it's entirely possible you may...

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by XAM2175
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SURVEY: Priority Pass Android Application Usability
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: SURVEY: Priority Pass Android Application Usability

You've ticked the bare minimum boxes there mate but maybe you could add a brief spiel about what exactly "Priority Pass" is and what you're looking for in a respondent? For example - I had to search "Priority Pass" to find out it's a lounge programme, and even if I did know that ...

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by XAM2175
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question regarding LAX Connection
Replies: 10
Views: 1044

Re: Question regarding LAX Connection

I am assuming I will have to clear customs in LAX No, you will go through CBP pre-clearance in YVR. You will arrive at LAX like any other domestic arrival. However, if you were departing from an airport that does not offer US pre-clearance, your assumption would be correct - you clear US Customs an...

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by XAM2175
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Online Ticket Resource ?
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: Best Online Ticket Resource ?

The best I've used (for my purposes anyway) is ITA Matrix at https://matrix.itasoftware.com/ It still won't allow you to actively search and/or filter by aircraft type, but it's far better at showing all the available options and at showing the operating type very prominently. As cofannyc suggests t...

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by XAM2175
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airline groups have more than 5 airlines?
Replies: 38
Views: 3254

Re: Which airline groups have more than 5 airlines?

Qantaslink - Cobham Not sure if the QLK subs are actual subsidiaries or individual operators Cobham isn't part of the Qantas Group, they are a contractor operating Qantas-branded flights. They fall under the ownership of Cobham plc in the UK. The other three (QLK) are a part of the Group, however. ...

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by XAM2175
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 397
Views: 33995

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Hence why I've separated the SYD-CBR-SYD sectors. Still horrific. Shows CBR doesn't have longevity. In fairness, it's nothing more than a bilateral-buster. The instant Qatar (the country) gets a better bilateral services agreement with Australia that includes additional "primary" port fre...

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by XAM2175
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Practicality of Orbis?
Replies: 22
Views: 2214

Re: Practicality of Orbis?

You'd be amazed how many people, even here on the a.net, think Port and Starboard are real aviation terms... My company designs a great deal of equipment for aircraft and uses port and starboard constantly in describing equipment locations. I'm not sure what aspects of the industry you are claiming...

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by XAM2175
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries where the busiest airport is not in or near the capital
Replies: 25
Views: 1236

Re: Countries where the busiest airport is not in or near the capital

Zurich for Switzerland. Comprehensively proving that people don't bother to read the thread before posting, given: I'll name one to start with, Switzerland. The capital of Switzerland is Bern, but the busiest airport is in Zurich. Bern only has a small regional airport. Zurich may be the largest ci...

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by XAM2175
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?
Replies: 71
Views: 13360

Re: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?

TWA772LR wrote:
Will the weight savings of CFRP on a fuselage of similar dimensions be enough to counter the drag?

Oh probably, yeah - B788 is a decent-enough example there, I think. Can't say to what extent though.

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by XAM2175
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets
Replies: 52
Views: 5508

Re: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets

Can customers also get a refund if they mistakenly buy an air ticket? (I think the answer is yes, if caught within 24 hours). Not sure if because of US law, but I believe BA does allow this, if caught within 24 hours. A friend recently purchased an MIA-LHR ticket in the morning, and realized in the...

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by XAM2175
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries where the busiest airport is not in or near the capital
Replies: 25
Views: 1236

Re: Countries where the busiest airport is not in or near the capital

South Africa's capital is Pretoria but the biggest airport is OR Tambo in Johannesburg. Comprehensively proving that people don't bother to read the thread before posting, given: A similar arrangement [to Switzerland not having an official capital], though with different reasoning and a higher leve...

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by XAM2175
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...
Replies: 42
Views: 15569

Re: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...

Interesting, I figured it had something more to do with 5th freedom rights since the flight was taking off and landing in the country, but that makes more sense. A reasonable suspicion, but not the case. Particularly because fifth-freedoms don't apply here - they relate specifically to flights betw...

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by XAM2175
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries where the busiest airport is not in or near the capital
Replies: 25
Views: 1236

Re: Countries where the busiest airport is not in or near the capital

I'll name one to start with, Switzerland. The capital of Switzerland is Bern, but the busiest airport is in Zurich. Bern only has a small regional airport. Zurich may be the largest city, but it's not the capital. Pedantry being A.net's favourite pass-time, I'll pull you up on this one: Switzerland...

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by XAM2175
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65321

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

I believe she spoke on her own behalf and since Mr Honeypot is a media public personality due to his numerous contributions She was exercising her First Amendment rights. The First Amendment to the US Constitution is the one that goes: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of relig...

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by XAM2175
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if? RJs to Infinity......
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: What if? RJs to Infinity......

It's not their concern if the regionals make money or not, they're a seperate company so seperate finances as well. Apart from when the regional is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the main airline. Still accounted-for separately, but not quite "lol like we care". On the other hand, I remembe...

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by XAM2175
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia
Replies: 59
Views: 6814

Re: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia

It’s interesting about the brand and it’s strength, arrived in off VA86 this morning from HKG, they had a member of cabin crew from HX on board in full HX uniform (who incidentally was great) they’re not afraid to show their partners branding. I believe that's a temporary (or at least not-definitiv...

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by XAM2175
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44268

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

ben175 wrote:
Could ET get traffic rights on the second sector if they did ADD-PER-MEL?


No - only online connections, like CX get out of CNS or UA used to get on SYD-MEL, or QF on LAX-JFK.

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by XAM2175
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tight connection at PEK
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: Tight connection at PEK

bgboiflyer wrote:
...The flight was booked with United MileagePlus ... and UA says that it can only change flights on a United booked ticket


That sounds to me like the ticket was booked with UA.

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by XAM2175
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...
Replies: 42
Views: 15569

Re: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...

EChid wrote:
Lord knows why they do it this way


Because the continued flight number makes it a "through flight" and lets them show this:

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(The route description does note that it's via LAX)

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by XAM2175
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?
Replies: 52
Views: 7087

Re: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?

I'm sure most people that need to travel to/from Liverpool from the South -East would welcome an easyJet service than be stuck for over two hours on an expensive, unreliable and often overcrowded train. easyJet should give it a go from LGW. Are you saying that because in your experience the trains ...

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by XAM2175
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transiting in Sydney
Replies: 8
Views: 572

Re: Transiting in Sydney

steveinbc wrote:
In my view 35 .minutes is far too tight for SYD ... All9w 90 minutes minimum


matthew11 wrote:
It would be Air New Zealand connecting to Air Canada via SYD. There is is 1hr 35 mins to connect.

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by XAM2175
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With Ethiopian nonstop to Africa, ORD will join the 6 continent club
Replies: 27
Views: 4153

Re: With Ethiopian nonstop to Africa, ORD will join the 6 continent club

Please do not start the debate of whether New Zealand is considered part of Australia(the continent), there have been enough debates about that on this forum already. Go argue it in that other thread. You know the significance of it. And NZ is often considered part of the Australian continent for g...

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by XAM2175
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 21276

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

I've never heard of a plane being airworthy, but only for flights under a certain length. Unless it's a weight/fuel/range, or ETOPS issue. How long of a flight can the IL-62 make while staying airworthy? Maybe it could fly to SIN with an enroute stop keeping both legs within "airworthy" r...

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by XAM2175
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44268

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

have a closer JV with QR via DOH since they are maxed out on bilateral frequencies BA on LHR - DOH - MEL, potentially, freeing up QR to open DOH - BNE? IMO, it's unlikely, but is a possibility. Bear in mind that in the vast majority of cases an airline can't codeshare on a flight it couldn't otherw...

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