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Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:56 am

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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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]
 
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians

Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:01 am

Great post Big grin

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

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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:26 am

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!!!
 
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:15 am

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

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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:22 am

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.

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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:44 am

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

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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:24 am

1 - Garuda Indonesia

2 - Myanmar Airways International

3 - Singapore Airlines

4 - Thai
 
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:09 am

1 - Royal Brunei Airlines
2 - Myanmar Airways International
3 - Singapore Airlines
4 - Thai
 
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:33 am

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]
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:27 pm

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 
 
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:02 pm

1 - Garuda
2 - Myanmar
3 - Singapore
4 - Vietnam
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:04 pm

Here's my vote:

1: Royal Brunei
2: Lao
3: Phillipines
4: Vietnam
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:42 pm

Nice one!! My vote:

Royal Brunei
Lao
Singapore
Vietnam
 
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:14 pm

1..Garuda Indonesian
2..Myanmar
3..Phillipines
4..Thai
 
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:21 pm

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
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:39 pm

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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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:48 pm

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
 
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:02 pm

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!

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[Edited 2006-09-23 14:04:46]
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:06 pm

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
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:27 pm

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)
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:29 pm

1. Royal Brunei Airlines

2. Lao Airlines

3. Singapore Airlines

4. Thai Airlines
 
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:34 pm

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
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:36 pm

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 
 
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:53 pm

Cool post!
My votes go for...
1 - Royal Brunei
2 - Myanmar Airways International
3 - Singapore Airlines
4 - Vietnam Airlines
 
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:55 pm

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!)
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:07 pm

My vote:

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

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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:16 pm

Garuda Indonesia
Myanmar Airways International
Singapore Airlines
Thai

Cheers
 
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:29 pm

Here is my vote...


1. Royal Brunei
2. Myanmar Airways International
3. Singapore Airlines
4. Vietnam Airlines
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:38 pm

Royal Brunei
Myanmar Airways International
Singapore Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
 
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:59 pm

1: Royal Brunei
2: Lao Airlines
3: Philippine Airlines
4: Vietnam Airlines
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sun Sep 24, 2006 12:17 am

Match 1: Garuda Indonesia

Match 2: Lao Airlines

Match 3: Philippine Airlines

Match 4: Thai Airways
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sun Sep 24, 2006 12:27 am

1. Royal Brunei
2. Lao
3. Phlillipines
4. Thai
5 Malaysia
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sun Sep 24, 2006 12:32 am

1. Royal Brunei
2. Lao
3. Singapore
4. Vietnam
 
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sun Sep 24, 2006 12:52 am

Here is my vote from Europe

Thai
Royal Brunei
Vietnam
Singapore

But the top would be these incredible beautiful special schemes...

Cheers,
 
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:45 am

Match 1. Garuda
Match 2. Malaysian
Match 3.SQ
Match 4.TG
 
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:15 am

9M-MRD would be my favourite
 ouch  cannot vote that one  Angry

so, here are my votes:

1 - Royal Brunei
2 - Royal Lao
3 - Philippine Airlines
4 - Thai

Cheers,

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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:22 am

Quoting 9MMAR (Thread starter):
Garuda Indonesia



Quoting 9MMAR (Thread starter):
Lao Airlines



Quoting 9MMAR (Thread starter):
Singapore Airlines



Quoting 9MMAR (Thread starter):
Thai Airways
 
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:49 am

1. Royal Brunei Airlines
2. Myanmar Airways International
3. Singapore Airlines
4. Thai Airways
 
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sun Sep 24, 2006 4:04 am

1. Garuda Indonesia
2. Myanmar Airways International
3. Singapore Airlines
4. Vietnam Airlines
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sun Sep 24, 2006 4:25 am

1. Royal Brunei Airlines
2. Lao Airlines
3. Singapore Airlines
4. Thai Airways

cheers

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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:19 am

1-Garuda
2-MAI
3-Philippines
4-Thai
 
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:31 am

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 regards

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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:35 am

Correction my friends....

1 Royal

2 Lao

3 Singapore

4 Thai all the way

Cheers,
 
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sun Sep 24, 2006 6:44 am

Okey here we go:

1 - Royal Brunei
2 - Myanmar Airways
3 - Singapore
4 - Thai Airways all the way

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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sun Sep 24, 2006 6:58 am

Quoting 9MMAR (Thread starter):
Garuda Indonesia



Quoting 9MMAR (Thread starter):
Myanmar Airways International



Quoting 9MMAR (Thread starter):
Singapore Airlines



Quoting 9MMAR (Thread starter):
Vietnam Airlines
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:35 am

1. Royal Brunei Airlines
2. Myanmar Airways International
3. Singapore Airlines
4. Vietnam Airlines
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:07 am

1 - Garuda
2 - Lao Airlines
3 - Philippines Airlines
4 - Vietnam Airlines
 
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:05 pm

1. Royal Brunei
2. Myanmar
3. Singapore
4. Vietnam
 
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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:06 pm

My votes:

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

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RE: Battle Of The South East Asians - Round 1

Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:08 pm

1) Garuda
2) Myanmar Airways International
3) Philippines Airlines
4) Thai
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