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by Interflug
Sun Apr 18, 1999 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde...Airport '79
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

RE: Concorde...Airport '79

The working title was Airport '79 but when it was due to be released the producers changed the title to Airport '80 - the Concorde to appear more 'mod' None of the Airport series was as good as Airport 1975 - I get nervous every time I see a nun with a guitar or a crossed-eyed Flight Attendant! By t...

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by Interflug
Sun Apr 18, 1999 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Least People Killed
Replies: 6
Views: 981

RE: Least People Killed

Contrary to popular belief, Qantas have had an accident resulting in fatalaties. A Flying Boat landing at Rose Bay in Sydney crashed on landing killing approx 35 people on board. That said, Qantas is, without doubt, the safest airline in the world. Their international network covers Europe, Asia, Af...

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by Interflug
Fri Apr 02, 1999 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug Dash-8! - Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1625

RE: Interflug Dash-8! - Help

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Interflug was to have operated as the second of the German carriers with updated equipment. Plans changed soon after and there was talk for a while that BA would buy the airline out to get a foot in the European market. As it turned out, they 'merged' with Lufthans...

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by Interflug
Wed Mar 31, 1999 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Safest Airline.
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

RE: Safest Airline.

As I work for Qantas, and not being biased, I can say that we are the safest airline in the world. We haven't had a hull loss since the flying boat days and have not had a major accident or even a single fatality since then. If you have seen 'Rain Man' with Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman - this valid...

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by Interflug
Wed Mar 31, 1999 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug Dash-8! - Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1625

Interflug Dash-8! - Help

Whilst paddling the internet, I came across a picture of a Dash-8 in Interflug colours (the airline of the former East Germany - DDR) and it carried an Austrian registration. Can anyone help me out with ANY information, has a new carrier adopted the former Interflug's colours and name? I was under t...

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by Interflug
Mon Feb 01, 1999 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CP's new colours
Replies: 4
Views: 817

RE: CP's new colours-David

Thanks David - I'll visit there now, I couldn't get a link to CP's website

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by Interflug
Sun Jan 31, 1999 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CP's new colours
Replies: 4
Views: 817

CP's new colours

Does anyone have details or even photo's of Candiens' new livery and corporate colours launched recently?
Apparently they are having a complete overhaul - livery, uniforms, interiors, tickets etc.

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by Interflug
Tue Dec 22, 1998 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants
Replies: 3
Views: 938

Flight Attendants

Hi!
I'm an FA with Qantas and was wondering if anyone could tell me how the advertising/recruiting and training programs for FA's operate for airlines in the US. Do they handle their own staff or do applicants apply through a seperate training school and await acceptance?

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by Interflug
Tue Dec 22, 1998 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 757, your opinon
Replies: 14
Views: 962

RE: The 757, your opinon

I'm a Flight Attendant on 733,734,762,763 and until recently A300's. I had the opportunity to fly on the 757 during our pilot's dispute in 1989. The a/c was from Monarch (UK), it was a great a/c to work on - we had to make a few changes like move the two rear FA seats into the cabin as our Union won...

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by Interflug
Wed Dec 16, 1998 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines in the year 2050 - POLL
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

Airlines in the year 2050 - POLL

As you would all know, in less than a century we have gone from strapping wood and cloth to our arms and jumping off a high place to supersonic airliners. What do you think will be the biggest change in commercial avaition if we could jump forward to the year 2050? A few global airlines? Double deck...

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by Interflug
Wed Dec 16, 1998 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Call Signs
Replies: 14
Views: 1787

RE: Call Signs - another question

Which call signs do they use for domestic carriers in the US and Canada - are they the same as their international call signs? Here in Australia, Qantas flight 1 (international) would be 'Qantas 1' but a domestic Qantas flight would be the a/c rego, eg. 'Tango Juliet Zulu.' The same for Ansett.

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by Interflug
Wed Dec 16, 1998 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Ghosts" of Flight 401
Replies: 5
Views: 14612

RE: "Ghosts" of Flight 401

There was a tele-movie made on this subject called "The Ghost of Flight 401" also another detailing the crash and events leading up to it - "The Crash of Flight 401". Several books too, "The Ghost of Flight 401" by John G Fuller and "My Search For The Ghost of Flight 401" by a then Flight Attendant ...

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by Interflug
Fri Nov 27, 1998 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying the back of the clock.
Replies: 7
Views: 3768

RE: Flying the back of the clock.

Woodend, Victoria, Australia

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by Interflug
Fri Nov 27, 1998 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trivia!!
Replies: 4
Views: 980

RE: Trivia!!

My turn -

Which airline invented the emergency escape slide/raft?

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by Interflug
Fri Nov 27, 1998 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trivia!!
Replies: 4
Views: 980

RE: Trivia!!

My bets are on the Tupolev TU-104.

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by Interflug
Fri Nov 27, 1998 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CV880's doors
Replies: 1
Views: 972

RE: CV880's doors

That's right, and the door swings upwards on the outside, very odd.

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by Interflug
Fri Nov 27, 1998 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAR FAR AWAY
Replies: 9
Views: 1165

RE: FAR FAR AWAY

They FedEx them across - at least they'll be on time!

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by Interflug
Fri Nov 27, 1998 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Different 757 designs
Replies: 2
Views: 1260

RE: Different 757 designs

The 757 with the doors Left3 and Right3 (ie. instead of the dual overwing exits) were ordered by many British registered airlines to comply with British regulations. They beleive that more pax could be evacuated through two doors than four overwings in the set time for the number of pax that a/c wou...

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by Interflug
Mon Nov 23, 1998 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shadeless 727s
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

RE: Shadeless 727s

They probably don't have any spares and if enough of them were broken it would be easier to remove them all - something less for the pax to complain about if no-one had any! Mind you, Ansett Australia have recently removed all the covers from their in-flight magazines and taken the paint off their w...

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by Interflug
Mon Nov 23, 1998 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Livery Change
Replies: 4
Views: 938

RE: Livery Change/Qantas-VOTE!

A recent survey found that the Qantas livery is the most recognised corporate image in the country. When they merged with Australian Airlines, they undertook a survey to find out which was the most recognised out of the two. Australian was a domestic airline so Qantas survey international pax as wel...

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by Interflug
Mon Nov 16, 1998 7:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Interflug TU-154
Replies: 1
Views: 2990

Interflug TU-154

I'm searching for as many photo's as possible of Interflug airliners, especially their TU-154's

Regards Neil

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by Interflug
Sun Nov 15, 1998 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Airlines' A320s
Replies: 2
Views: 1204

RE: Australian Airlines' A320s

As an proud ex-Australian crewmember, the A320 situation was like this: Australian (TN) ordered the A320 to come into service in the late 80's but the order was 'postponed' and instead TN received the 737-400. The order was on Airbus' books for many years and instead was exchanged for parts for TN's...

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by Interflug
Sun Nov 15, 1998 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Vote
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

RE: Another Vote

Boeing: 757! (to crew and be a pax on)
MDC : DC-9-30
Airbus: A300, A320 and I like the look of the A321

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by Interflug
Sun Nov 15, 1998 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet Another Vote
Replies: 7
Views: 1327

RE: Yet Another Vote

Boeing: 767 of any make
MDC : any carrier that has 5 centre seats on
their DC-10, otherwise I like the '10
Airbus: I like them all

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by Interflug
Thu Nov 12, 1998 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who would YOU like to fly for?
Replies: 23
Views: 2106

RE: Who would YOU like to fly for?

In terms of safety alone, there is only one airline in the world that stands on its own and has done so for over 75 years - Qantas.

I think flying Aeroflot's TU-134's would be a scream, like a sports car (so I'm told by an ex-CSA techie)

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by Interflug
Mon Nov 09, 1998 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airways International Cymru
Replies: 3
Views: 2022

Airways International Cymru

Does anyone remember this airline from Wales? Which aircraft it flew, routes, IATA code and what happened to it? I guess it was another victim of BA's appetite but I'm not sure.

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by Interflug
Thu Nov 05, 1998 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Vote
Replies: 5
Views: 933

Another Vote

See 'Winners BEST Corporate Logo Vote' below - Bryan's reply for the vote on the best widebody.

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by Interflug
Thu Nov 05, 1998 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winners BEST Logo Vote
Replies: 2
Views: 1095

RE: Winners BEST Logo Vote

My vote would be for the IL-86 first as a pax and the A300-B4 as a crew member.

I look forward to the count!

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by Interflug
Wed Nov 04, 1998 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winners BEST Logo Vote
Replies: 2
Views: 1095

Winners BEST Logo Vote

The winners are:

1st Virgin Atlantic/Continental (nc)
2nd Cathay Pacific
3rd Australian Airlines/BA (oc)
4th SAA (nc)/British Midland

Thanks everyone. What shall we vote on now?

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by Interflug
Tue Nov 03, 1998 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEST Corporate logo vote
Replies: 13
Views: 1520

RE: BEST Corporate logo vote

1. Australian Airlines (RIP)
2. Interflug (red-cheatline)
3. Braniff (all over olive green) - sorry this one's definitely a matter of taste!

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by Interflug
Tue Nov 03, 1998 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEST Corporate logo vote
Replies: 13
Views: 1520

BEST Corporate logo vote

Thanks everyone for the amazing response to the WORST Corporate logo vote. Now let's try the best - how about voting for your TOP THREE favourites, old/new past/present extinct/current. Go to it....

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by Interflug
Tue Nov 03, 1998 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best looking cabin crews
Replies: 10
Views: 1228

RE: Best looking cabin crews

We recently flew with Aeroflot. One of the flights we took was crewed by their Lufthansa trained FA's. Immaculate in their new uniforms. Both men and women were off the Vogue catwalk and the service the best in the air. The top FA uniform though, would have to go to the (former) Australian Airlines ...

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by Interflug
Mon Nov 02, 1998 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Corporate Logo Vote
Replies: 16
Views: 1804

Worst Corporate Logo Vote

What could possibly be worst than Sabena's attrocious anemic livery? Strangely enough, SAS's new image whilst being on a similar idea seems to work quite well. Any comments?

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by Interflug
Mon Nov 02, 1998 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Days numbered for BA livery?
Replies: 5
Views: 1266

Days numbered for BA livery?

Can anyone tell me for certain whether BA are keeping their current 'world' liveries or returning to their old Union Flag type?

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by Interflug
Mon Nov 02, 1998 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asian Markings
Replies: 5
Views: 1040

RE: Asian Markings

The first reply is the correct one. I fly for Qantas and up until recently all our services to Taipei were operated by a subsidary called Australia Asia Airways. As little as possible of QF identification was used. Female FA's were not allowed to wear their kangaroo printed blouses on these duties. ...

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by Interflug
Fri Oct 30, 1998 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In-flight engine shut-downs
Replies: 6
Views: 1799

RE: In-flight engine shut-downs

An engine failure on a four engine a/c is serious but certainly not putting the a/c or occupants in danger. On a two engine a/c - that's different. Two engine a/c are issued with a licence to operate overwater flights with limitations so that they can divert to an airport if necessary. This sometime...

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by Interflug
Fri Oct 30, 1998 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water Landings
Replies: 6
Views: 1375

RE: Water Landings

Boeing and Airbus tell us during our training that an aircraft will float long enough safely to evacuate all pax into the rafts. Of course it needs to be in one piece. Many engines are designed to detatch during the ditch to aid floatation. Tech crew are trained to access the waves for the best land...

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by Interflug
Thu Oct 29, 1998 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syringe Bins In Aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 1608

RE: Syringe Bins In Aircraft

It seems the world of flying is not that distant from the real world after all. For the legitimate syringe users I'm sure its far less embarrasing than asking Flight Attendants for a used soft drink can to dispose of the needle. How come there isn't an uproar about restaurants and dept. stores insta...

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