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by Jetstar315
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 31782

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Ok - here's a curve-ball! If QF are really considering the A350-1000 with ULR capability (i.e. extra fuel tanks) could NZ extend their relationship with our Aussie cousins and select the same aircraft?? It may well have benefits for both carriers by combining an order for scale of discounts that may...

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by Jetstar315
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 369
Views: 26207

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

AirNZ's 11th B787-9 ZK-NZM arrived in AKL last night at 21:14 NZDT after a non stop delivery flight from Charleston, South Carolina, during which it travelled 8,601 miles in 15 hours 59 minutes.
Numbers 12 and 13 due late in 2018.

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by Jetstar315
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 59758

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Gate 10 at Melbourne is definitely open. It is situated on the north western (now wait for this!) between gates 11 & 15. I think an Irishman must have decided on the gate designations!!

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by Jetstar315
Mon May 08, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest and lowest Flight?
Replies: 7
Views: 1607

Re: Shortest and lowest Flight?

As I recall, Malmo Aviation used to operate several daily services between Malmo in Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark with BAe146s. It was touted as the shortest international flight in the world at the time with a distance of 44.4 kilometres. No longer operates.

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by Jetstar315
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 184
Replies: 301
Views: 35926

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 184

The inaugural service AKL-FRA departed AKL on 30 Oct 87 via HNL and LAX using a B747-219B. It was initially a weekly service and the 2nd weekly service commenced on 29 Oct 1991. These 2 services departed AKL on Tuesdays and Fridays. The 3rd service commenced on 4 Nov 1993 with a B747-419. On 18 Marc...

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by Jetstar315
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery
Replies: 27
Views: 4532

Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

NZ has the Star Alliance symbol on all of its aircraft, just aft of the flight deck windows on each side (777, 787, A320, Dash-8 and ATR)

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by Jetstar315
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad A340-541
Replies: 13
Views: 4061

Etihad A340-541

In a surprise move, Emirates have returned Airbus A340-541 A6-EHB (msn 757) to service this week after placing it into storage in January 2016.

I wonder where it will be operating?? Any ideas from anyone?

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by Jetstar315
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 31943

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

I see QF have confirmed that orders for 45 of the A320NEOs have been converted to A321NEOs "for the Jetstar Group" - no mention of these operating for QF.

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by Jetstar315
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183
Replies: 250
Views: 30549

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183

Air New Zealand's final A320ceo ZK-OXM Msn 7362 is due in Auckland tonight at around 11pm on its delivery flight from Toulouse France. This will be the 32nd A320 delivered to Air NZ and will bring the current A320 fleet to 30 aircraft. (ZK-OJJ was sold off as soon as it was delivered, and ZK-OJL was...

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by Jetstar315
Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146
Replies: 245
Views: 31731

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146

Boeing have detailed Qantas' 2nd B787-9 to be built in Everett will be Line number 641, Variable number ZB270 (no MSN yet) for delivery 1 Dec 2017.

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by Jetstar315
Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146
Replies: 245
Views: 31731

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146

Apart from a few "tweaks" over the years, QF aircraft still carry the basic livery that was introduced on the B747-300s over 30 years ago! I really thought QF would come up with something stunning for the introduction of the Dreamliners, but alas, that was not to be! I think there has been...

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by Jetstar315
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146
Replies: 245
Views: 31731

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146

As I write this at 7.03pm Wednesday 26 Oct AEDT, QF A330 VH-QPJ departed VCV 2 hours and 15 minutes ago at 22:44 hours California time and is due at Kona in 3 hours and 19 minutes.It will be VERY interesting to see perhaps a new/updated/alternative livery to coincide with the delivery of the B787-9s...

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by Jetstar315
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183
Replies: 250
Views: 30549

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183

…mmmmm not a good idea to charter from NZ - they don't have aircraft just sitting round waiting to be chartered by the RNZAF. The next thing we'd have would be NZ commercial flights being cancelled at short notice because the airforce suddenly wants a jet for the day!! The government should buy a fe...

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by Jetstar315
Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183
Replies: 250
Views: 30549

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183

In reply to zkojq - not a hope! even the Jetstar A321s are configured with only 220 seats at 29 in pitch according to seat guru!!

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by Jetstar315
Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US Legacy Carrier Nonstop Service to Manila?
Replies: 29
Views: 4886

Re: Why no American Legacy Carrier Service to Manila?

Well the way the Philippines President is speaking to/about President Obama lately, it may be some time (read never!) before a US legacy carrier starts regular service to Manila.

Don't hold your breath waiting!!

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by Jetstar315
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Qantas to strengthen the alliance.
Replies: 18
Views: 4000

Re: Emirates and Qantas to strengthen the alliance.

In response to Luftaom, the agreement covers a lot more than the SYD/MEL-DXB-LHR routes.
EK code shares with QF on all Trans Tasman flights between Australia and New Zealand and QF code shares with EK flights from DXB to many European cities as well.

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by Jetstar315
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United; why the 77W AND A35J?
Replies: 80
Views: 11132

Re: United; why the 77W AND A35J?

It's probably not a great idea to have 'all your eggs in one basket' for an airline the size of United, and this could be why they have chosen 2 similar types going forward. In the 1970s when the DC-10s were grounded world wide, some airlines (e.g. Air New Zealand) had a mainly DC-10 fleet and when ...

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by Jetstar315
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zantop Convair CV-640 N5511K
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: Zantop Convair CV-640 N5511K

Thanks so much, but this only tells me it was Jan 75 and I'm after the actual date (e.g. 10 Jan 75 or 23 Jan 75 etc)

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by Jetstar315
Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zantop Convair CV-640 N5511K
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Zantop Convair CV-640 N5511K

In January 1975(?) a Zantop Convair CV-640 N5511K did a wheels-up landing at Atlanta GA.
Is there anyone out there who can supply me with the actual date of this incident and also give me details of the cause of the accident please?

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by Jetstar315
Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF eyes SYD - CDG and MEL - FCO with B789
Replies: 52
Views: 8833

Re: QF eyes SYD - CDG and MEL - FCO with B789

Maybe another solution would be for QF to base a small fleet of their own B787-9s in DBX which could operate DBX-CDG, DBX-FCO etc and do all the long haul operations with the A380 between Australia and DBX. Passengers could then transfer to European flights at DBX as they do now on to EK. If for exa...

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by Jetstar315
Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France 787-9 cabin layout revealed
Replies: 68
Views: 21473

Re: Air France 787-9 cabin layout revealed

Air New Zealand have 3 more B787-9s to be delivered in 2017-18.
These are going to be configured 27Business/33 Premium Economy/215 Economy and will be used for yet to be announced International ultra long haul routes.
They should be very comfortable!!

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by Jetstar315
Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 181
Replies: 279
Views: 29043

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 181

Don't forget that for a relatively short time after Mangere opened in 1966, BA also operated the VC10 on the AKL-NAN-HNL-mainland USA route.

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by Jetstar315
Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 144
Replies: 210
Views: 27308

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 144

Boeing have just announced Qantas' first B787-9 to be Line number 615, ZB269, for delivery to QF at Paine Field, Everett, WA, USA on 27 September 2017

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by Jetstar315
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 144
Replies: 210
Views: 27308

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 144

In response to Ditzyboy: When the original Impulse Cabin Crew became Qantaslink cabin crew around 2002, those cabin crew gained the right for career progression into Qantas Mainline, both domestic and International. In order to preserve that right when those same crew arbitrarily became Jetstar empl...

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by Jetstar315
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Accused of Racism Putting B777 on India Routes
Replies: 52
Views: 16967

Re: EK Accused of Racism Putting B777 on India Routes

This kind of non-sensical nonsense about 13 year old aircraft has been going on in India for years. In late 1992 Goa Way Airline in India contracted with a premium South Pacific Airline to purchase 2 Fokker F27 Aircraft. Both had been operated by this airline for the entire time since they were buil...

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by Jetstar315
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation thread part 180
Replies: 219
Views: 23933

Re: New Zealand Aviation thread part 180

B787-9 ZK-NZI enters service today as NZ175 Auckland-Perth

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by Jetstar315
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation thread part 180
Replies: 219
Views: 23933

Re: New Zealand Aviation thread part 180

I understand that last 3 ATR-500s will not be painted into the new livery as they will be the first to go once the next batch of ATR-600s starts to arrive.
Apparently they have already been earmarked for a USA company.

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by Jetstar315
Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 143
Replies: 206
Views: 26312

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 143

I can't help but notice how many posts have dropped off on the Australian, and New Zealand Aviation Threads lately! I take a look every day at both, and here I am on a Saturday afternoon and the previous post was made 19 hours ago on the Australian thread! A couple of months ago, new posts were bein...

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by Jetstar315
Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation thread part 180
Replies: 219
Views: 23933

Re: New Zealand Aviation thread part 180

In reply to PA515 ZK-NZI was scheduled for a C-3 (Customer Acceptance) flight on 24 Jul which has been pushed back to 25 Jul.
All things 787 is showing departure from Paine on 28 Jul (and they're usually very accurate) so surprised to see departure on FR24 as 26 Jul!!

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by Jetstar315
Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 'Walks Away' From First A320neo
Replies: 125
Views: 39169

Re: QR 'Walks Away' From First A320neo

I wonder how long it will be before Airbus and Boeing both say to QR:
"Sorry Mr Al Bakar -but we don't wish to do business with you anymore"

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by Jetstar315
Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetconnect (Qantas)
Replies: 13
Views: 3532

Re: Jetconnect (Qantas)

Also…Qantas put the Jetconnect Aircraft on the NZ Register in order to be able to employ their crews (both Tech Crew and Cabin Crew) on NZ Industrial Awards rather than crew them with the far more expensive Australian contracts. Air NZ did the same with the formation of ZEAL 320 to undercut the Air ...

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by Jetstar315
Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 179
Replies: 208
Views: 23072

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 179

It will be interesting to see where Eagle's Beech 1900D ZK-EAM ends up. As of today it is still registered as ZK-EAM but the registration holder is Kampala Executive Aviation, British Columbia, Canada. From what I'm hearing, Kampala have purchased a Canadian company so maybe its final destination wi...

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by Jetstar315
Tue May 24, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIC: First A350-1000 Pushes Back Out Of Hangar
Replies: 283
Views: 110573

RE: PIC: First A350-1000 Pushes Back Out Of Hangar

My first reaction is that the tail looks unusually short!! Maybe that's why the proportions look odd!

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by Jetstar315
Sat May 07, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ZK NAR - Something Strange About This Photo
Replies: 3
Views: 2662

RE: ZK NAR - Something Strange About This Photo

The aircraft was in the above livery when it was delivered to <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> on 16 October 1978. I know the TEAL and NAC logos were put onto the fuselage by the engineering team at Christchurch, but had never noticed that the spacing between the <acronym title="New Orl...

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by Jetstar315
Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 126 Returning To IAD
Replies: 37
Views: 9205

RE: UA 126 Returning To IAD

In reply to solarflyer22: How much better to have returned safely to <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> rather than risk going on eastbound if there was something wrong with the aircraft, and the Captain is certainly the only one to make t...

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by Jetstar315
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Scoot Ever Fly To Europe?
Replies: 18
Views: 6729

RE: Will Scoot Ever Fly To Europe?

SQ has not being doing quite so well lately. I doubt that they would want to dilute their customer base by substituting Scoot for European services

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by Jetstar315
Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 173
Replies: 210
Views: 19467

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 173

Sorry - typo in 2nd to last paragraph should read "High" standard legacy carrier

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by Jetstar315
Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 173
Replies: 210
Views: 19467

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 173

It's interesting to read of the ideas of people as to new routes via the USA/Canada to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> for Air <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym>. Maybe the time has come to think outside the square and introduce the idea of so...

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by Jetstar315
Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Passenger Aircraft Missing In Nepal
Replies: 13
Views: 12319

RE: BBC: Passenger Aircraft Missing In Nepal

If the aircraft was a Viking 400 (the updated DHC-6 Twin Otter), Tara Air took delivery of 2 aircraft as follows: <acronym title="Trans States Airlines (USA)">9N</acronym>-<acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym> msn 921 registered on 16 July 15 (ex C-GVAT) <...

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by Jetstar315
Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172
Replies: 208
Views: 19392

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Big congratulations to Air NZ on their half year profit just announced - NZ$338 million after tax! - and forecasting NZ$800 million for the year! An incredible result!!

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by Jetstar315
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172
Replies: 208
Views: 19392

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

Yes, I'm almost certain those days are correct and yes we operated with 2 <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>'s - In the days of the F27 it was definitely my favourite duty! The ONLY difference in the catering when operated for <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> was tha...

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by Jetstar315
Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172
Replies: 208
Views: 19392

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

In reply tp PA515: Yes I crewed with Peter - He was a Captain and I was a flight attendant. <acronym title="Great Lakes Aviation (USA)">ZK</acronym>-<acronym title="Nadi - International (NAN / NFFN), Fiji">NAN</acronym> and <acronym title="Great Lakes Aviation (USA)">ZK</acronym>-NAO were fitted wit...

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by Jetstar315
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172
Replies: 208
Views: 19392

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

In reply to csturdlv:
the sharklet equipped examples are CEOs which will be the standard domestic aircraft (fitted with a few more seats than the non-sharklet examples), and the international fleet is being replaced with a mix of sharklet equipped A320/A321 NEOs with deliveries commencing Aug 17.

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by Jetstar315
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172
Replies: 208
Views: 19392

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

I meant to add in my previous post, out alternate for NLK on the F27 was Noumea which was closer than returning to AKL.

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by Jetstar315
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172
Replies: 208
Views: 19392

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 172

I used to crew the F27 and subsequent jets from <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym> to <acronym title="Norfolk Island (NLK / YSNF), Australia - Norfolk Island">NLK</acronym> and return. On a number of occasions we would call at Kaitaia in <acronym title=...

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by Jetstar315
Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Microwave In The Galley?
Replies: 26
Views: 12973

RE: Microwave In The Galley?

Are you sure that photo of the microwave above in in an actual aircraft?? I think not - it's probably taken in a ground training mockup and they simply use a microwave there for speed of heating meals in a training exercise!! Look at all the surround area - it's not an aircraft!

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by Jetstar315
Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL2052 MEL-HNL 787-9
Replies: 14
Views: 6757

RE: UAL2052 MEL-HNL 787-9

In reply to LAXIntl - I work in an airline lounge at <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> and had 2 pax in the lounge who joined that flight!! One of them told me she had been delayed since the aircraft initially went mechanical the day before. At...

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by Jetstar315
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL2052 MEL-HNL 787-9
Replies: 14
Views: 6757

RE: UAL2052 MEL-HNL 787-9

UA2052 24 January B787-9 wasn't a ferry flight. It carried a handful of passengers who were still in <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> following the cancellation of Fridays flight. There were only about 30-40 pax on board. I think it must have ...

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by Jetstar315
Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 170
Replies: 220
Views: 15045

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 170

In reply to Kiwiandrew, the current delivery dates are: <acronym title="Great Lakes Aviation (USA)">ZK</acronym>-NZI Line no. 456 15July 16 <acronym title="Great Lakes Aviation (USA)">ZK</acronym>-<acronym title="Santa Ana - El Toro MCAS (NZJ / KNZJ) (closed), USA - California">NZJ</acronym> Line no...

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by Jetstar315
Fri Dec 25, 2015 5:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Routes Do You Want From Santa For 2016
Replies: 155
Views: 11968

RE: What Routes Do You Want From Santa For 2016

My wish is for MEL-JFK! Bring on the 777-8 - Yeah!

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