Seems like a missed opportunity not linking the east coast cities to the Sydney flight, although how much longer would the flights be as opposed to transferring via LAX or SFO? One attraction for such a HAL connection would be a free stopover in HNL, though business travelers probably wouldn't be t...Jump to post
Back in the day, we subscribed to the annual supplements of the World Book Encyclopedia. There was a big section devoted to the opera house construction. It’s hard to imagine now, but it was then considered a boondoggle — way over budget, an eyesore, and probably beyond any then-known construction ...Jump to post
I grew up with an electric stove. In my own houses I've had gas cooktop and oven, but then two houses with gas cooktop and electric oven. I hadn't really thought about it, but most places I've stayed in the US have had electric cooktops. My relatives in MA have a gas cooktop, but the place we stay h...Jump to post
It's interesting to note that the flight path from CBR appears to pass over SYD before hugging the coastline. You wouldn't know fomr your scenic shots, but Newcastle is the largest coal export port in the world, and has been a significant port (for Australia) since the mid-1800s. A cityrebuilding af...Jump to post
Same reason QF uses A330s on east cost domestic routes in Australia - demand.Jump to post
afterburner wrote:Choose left window seat for SYD. If the aircraft lands from the north, the view of Sydney, especially the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House is amazing.
I've never needed medication, but there have been many times I've been pretty scared of flying. Travelling with kids has helped, as I talk them through the process, and my youngest has already decided he wants a career in aviation. My worst recent experience was DC-BOS a couple of years ago, where I...Jump to post
The yoke of tyranny? What the hell is he talking about. Didn't you get the memo? The metric system is a communist-socialist-greeny-snowflake plot dreamed up by AOC and Stalin as they snorted lines of coke off Ho Chi Minh's embalmed body. Don't forget that it Castro who created the ritual! The only ...Jump to post
Third trimester abortion is extremism and should be denounced just as much any other extremism. We have no place for that in our society. I want to see data on third trimester abortions. Logic suggests to me that they would be overwhelmingly, if not solely, non-viable foetuses. I do agree that thir...Jump to post
I'm still interested in caes of where late term termination of a viable foetus has been chosen given the laws in some jurisdictions.. This is a good read: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/22/democrats-show-their-extremism-abortion/ (fair-use excerpt) How rare are late-term abortions, c...Jump to post
How often do these occur and for what reasons? Can we agree that even once is too many? Look up “partial birth abortion” - you’ll have trouble forgetting what you saw. Not if the outcome is restrictions on situations where the foetus is non-viable and/or termination is necessary to save the health ...Jump to post
All these posts from right wingers flat out lying about full term abortions is not really surprising. Grasping at straws. So forget full-term; those others that would now be allowed at, say, 30 weeks, and they're quite literally ripping the body apart - those are fine by you? How often do these occ...Jump to post
Just out of interest, can anyone help on why, given the Netherlands has some of the most liberal abortion laws, it also has one of the lowest termaintion rates? Yes, with an explanation: scientific article on the matter . Basically, it says, if you want to have a low abortion rate, you should take ...Jump to post
The Democrats are removing all barriers to abortion including the ability to abort near or at full term. Why can’t both sides just use some common sense here? Allow abortions up to 24 weeks or so, about the time a fetus is viable. Have you done any reading on the context of this change? There is a ...Jump to post
SYD has "Shep's Mound", named in memory of Bruce Shepherd, a much missed member of our spotting community. It's next to the field control tower and has both parking and shelter.
There are many other locations as well, but this is the only airport designated spotting location.
Thanks for the great report. The Jervis Bay pics make me wantto book straight away (used to regularly visit Hyams Beach, and swim at Chinamans)Jump to post
FlyDeltaJetsATL wrote:What's with the white / grey nose cone?
A great share. I supect that if I show it to my 11yo he'll be pestering to head to OregonJump to post
762 - QF SYD-BNE (1985 - naming flight for QF's first) 733 - Ansett BNE-SYD (1996) 744 - KLM SYD-SIN (and then to AMS, 1998) 763 - KLM AMS-LHR (1998) A320 - Ansett ASP-SYD (2000) 734 - QF SYD-ADL (2002) 738 - QF ADL-SYD (2002) BAE 146-300 QF SYD-CBR (2002) A345 EK SYD-AKL (2005) A333 QF SYD-SIN (201...Jump to post
Interesting that the distance is so similar for SYD and BOS, yet the block time is an hour longer, at least westbound from BOS. I wonder whether it is flight pathor prevailing wind related?
We have family meeting in HNL next week, flying from both SYD and BOS - unfortunately not me
I forgot to include VA on my list (Arlington cemetary and Udvar Hazy (of course) ). Makes 6 visited and 5 travelled through. Actually 6 travelled through - forgot NJ. And just realised one rail line passes through DE.So 6 visited and 7 travelled through. May add a couple to the visted and travelled ...Jump to post
Australia is a large continent with only 6 states, plus two Territories. Only the Australian Capital Territory is small enough not to require intrastate flights. Generally, major centres that are over two hours by road from the state capital have flights to the capital.Jump to post
Thanks for your detailed report. I've enjoyed JAL several times now to the US east coast from SYD in PE, and have been pleased with little touches on each trip - it's a pity they were missing on this route.
Hoping to fly J later this year SYD-NRT-BOS and may actually do a TR
Yes another option to Australia/New Zealand from BOS! :) It's not remotely time-efficient. It's more than 2x the total travel time of the best BOS-SFO-AKL. It's 22 hours more than a Delta BOS-LAX-SYD. That's properly called 'not even trying.' Really 7 min more BOS-HNL-SYD is "not even trying&q...Jump to post
A332. My brother in law and his wife are flying on 05/03 - an hour longer flight than the SYD-HNL that my my wife, son, FIL and other BIL are doing around the same time.Jump to post
I really like Peregian, it's got a nice balance of relaxation and facilities for me. I intended to do my own cooking etc, but in the end was too tired and the local hotel has a nice restaurant which saved me lol. Sunshine Beach a little further north is another nice spot. I think the outcrop in the...Jump to post
W Where were you on the coast in Qld? I did BNE to Sunshine Coast a few months back, but had only come off SYD-BNE. I was at Peregian Beach on the Sunshine Coast, sort of between Maroochydore and Noosa. I get how a delay can cause you to change airlines .The thing with delays is even if the cause c...Jump to post
Thanks for the very interesting report. I especially liked the look of the meals - I agree not presented nicely, but appears tasty .
18yo 757 is "old"? many fleets in other countries have aircraft that old or older!
My first step to conquerig fearof turbulence was to think of it as if I was on a bus and the road became a bit bumpy. Started helping.
Travelling with your children when you're like honour bound not to freak out helps too. I've mostly overcome my phobia
ryanrap1 wrote:What type of adapter or connections is needed to connect? Or do they pass the headsets out on the flight?
I've only done the 789 out of SYD and BOS (have done 788 and 773 as well). JAL is my preferred airline from Australia to east coast USA, especially in PE :). Food should be a nice bento, and I love that drinks add green tea and miso over tea and coffee. Pitch and width are better in both Y and PE th...Jump to post
W Classic Ang Mo beer and chips lol. The cactus garden bar has got a somewhat limited menu and I really wanted fresh air. I'd have loved some proper satay sticks, but alas! Virgin were fine, the plane was dirty, but I couldn't justify paying extra for Qantas. When I buy my own ticket for a short fl...Jump to post
Thanks for the detailed report - great stuff and glad you enjoyed. But chips with a Tiger in SIngapore? Seriously? I could name at lest 200 things thatwould have been better!!! Starting with char kuay teow, but Satay woul dprobablyhave been simpler. :) How was Virgin for you after QF? I must say QFi...Jump to post
Reading and watching utter garbage like this person left is what creates these events. They know that you'll go see the statement they want you to see. Ignoring these idiots and erasing their memory is what needs to happen. Watching this unfolding yesterday it did seem to take a long time to name t...Jump to post
SYD has multiple passenger QF 744 daily, plus 2xThai daily and even Korean 748 some months (sub for A380). UPS and Atlas 744F also daily (UPS sometimes 748F), plus semi-regular (may even be daily) SQ744FJump to post
Thank you for the report. My son is flying the exact route later this year returning to Australia. He doesn't seem to care that it is now 777 rather than A350 - his younger brother would be very disappointedJump to post
Why is PNG blue? Former colony or protectorate of a "western" nation I assume. All the other pacific islands are blue also. VB is better than that pommy beer Fosters, which is why people switched. My fellow Austraians disgust me with Carlton Draught, Corona and XXXX (truly digustig mid-st...Jump to post
I look at Australia as a Democratic Nation with similar values as ours and who has always been a friend and a US supporter in peace and war. May it always be so. Location means nothing. For better or worse in some of those wars. But yes, firmly "western", but we also cearly understand tha...Jump to post