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by Kent350787
Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?
Replies: 17
Views: 525

Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

I haven't actually flown a lot, even though I'm middle aged, but anyway (based on number of sectors):
1. QF
2. AN (including various subsidiaries)
3. JL
4. KL
5. CX
6. B6
7. MA

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by Kent350787
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 33606

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

Demand ex Australia will outstrip supply for a long time. IMHO Qantas will (and should) milk it for every dollar they can. You’re not going to see “cheap” fares for a long time. I am still not sure about this, keen to understand why others think it is sustainable for an extended period? I absolutel...

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by Kent350787
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sydney Opens Up to Travellers
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: Sydney Opens Up to Travellers

Some cruise lines have already pulled their ships that were supposed to sail in the first three months of 2022 off the schedule since they don't expect AU and NZ to open up anytime soon. I suspect they'll find themselves blindsided by the speed of change now NSW has passed 80% vaccination for 16+ a...

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by Kent350787
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Islam reform ?
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: Can Islam reform ?

We all bring our national complexities to our analysis of religion. It's very easy to ignore the ongoing troubles with Christianity as well, such as evangelicalism. During my adult lifetime there were periods where Catholic terrorism was the major religious concern in some western nations.

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by Kent350787
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices
Replies: 24
Views: 1001

Re: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices

How does pricing work now? In the US? Like this: In the United States, the price of prescription drugs is relatively unregulated, enabling pharmaceutical companies to increase their drug prices beyond inflation rates and regardless of demand. -The majority of a pharmaceutical company’s revenue come...

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by Kent350787
Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sydney Opens Up to Travellers
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: Sydney Opens Up to Travellers

Some cruise lines have already pulled their ships that were supposed to sail in the first three months of 2022 off the schedule since they don't expect AU and NZ to open up anytime soon. I suspect they'll find themselves blindsided by the speed of change now NSW has passed 80% vaccination for 16+ a...

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by Kent350787
Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sydney Opens Up to Travellers
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: Sydney Opens Up to Travellers

Keep reading the news, this only applies to AU citizens. Foreigners are still banned from entry into Australia. Only the federal government can change that, not some territorial or state Premier, and the PM has already stated they have no intention of reversing course. At first. Successfully allowi...

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by Kent350787
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 33606

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

Have there been any announcements regarding schedule changes SYD-MEL with the easing (but not removal) of Victorian quarantine for Greater Sydney travellers? Looks like the NSW to Vic quarantine requirements are also scrapped for fully vaxxed passengers. Does that mean you could actually arrive to ...

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by Kent350787
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sydney Opens Up to Travellers
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: Sydney Opens Up to Travellers

It will be just as interesting to see loads, as many pre-Covid airlines have continued operating to SYD. NZ, AC, AN, JL, SQ, EK, QR, CZ, CA, CX, MA, DL, UA, FJ, LA and a couple of other Hainan Group airlines all have near daily (some daily+) flights already, with few or no passengers.

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by Kent350787
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 33606

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

Have there been any announcements regarding schedule changes SYD-MEL with the easing (but not removal) of Victorian quarantine for Greater Sydney travellers?

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by Kent350787
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The ATRs - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 13
Views: 537

Re: The ATRs - Whose have you flown?

ATR 72-600 - Firefly SIN-SZB-KBR

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by Kent350787
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 33606

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

Places like Albury, & Mt Gambier to service the Queensland holiday routes, etc would be a good fit for them. Decent catchment areas for both airports. Not sure about Bendigo, given that MEL is a fairly easy 90 minute drive down the Calder, so fares would have to be priced keenly to get the loca...

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by Kent350787
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 33606

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

All I can say is good luck to Bonza and their Private Equity owners if they're go the Allegiant route of serving thin largely low yielding tourist routes. It'll be difficult (but not impossible) for Bonza to find their niche as opposed to positioning themselves as another Jetstar, Virgin or REX. I ...

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by Kent350787
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 1063

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

NSW Australia has now reached almost 73% 16+ fully vaccinated, and over 90% with at least one dose. Almost 65% of 12-15yo have had at least a first dose. Daily new case numbers have trended down dramatically over the last 10 days, with a combination of lockdown and increasing vaccination. An initia...

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by Kent350787
Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 148
Views: 8601

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

There is continuing confusion of the % of vaccination levels required to achieve what, because governments conginue to use the measure that makes them look the best. The % of "eligible" population but the age of eligibity is variable between countries. Australia publishes it's figures on ...

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by Kent350787
Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 1063

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

NSW Australia has now reached almost 73% 16+ fully vaccinated, and over 90% with at least one dose. Almost 65% of 12-15yo have had at least a first dose. Daily new case numbers have trended down dramatically over the last 10 days, with a combination of lockdown and increasing vaccination. An initial...

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by Kent350787
Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Kangaroo Route. HKG vs SIN
Replies: 12
Views: 966

Re: Kangaroo Route. HKG vs SIN

Interestingly, an alternative Australian national anthem includes the line "11 flying hours and I'll be landing in Hong Kong". My recollection is that it was a more likely stopover up to the 1970s, with SIN and BKK subsequently taking over, with a side order of KUL until the diplomatic rel...

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by Kent350787
Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dash 8: Whose have you flown?
Replies: 20
Views: 808

Re: Dash 8: Whose have you flown?

Boeing Dash 100: Qantas

Disliked the narrow fuselage compared to F50, and narrow seating compared to 2-1 in SF340.

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by Kent350787
Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British aircraft (except VC-10): whose have you flown on?
Replies: 14
Views: 657

Re: British aircraft (except VC-10): whose have you flown on?

Jetstream J31: Eastern Australian (part of QF group)
BAe 146-300: Network (for QF)

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by Kent350787
Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CRJ - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Re: CRJ - Whose have you flown?

None. My wife used to fly Kendall CRJ200 SYD-CBR quite regularly before Ansett shut down in Sept 2001.

IIRC, these were the only CRJs operated in Australia.

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by Kent350787
Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody
Replies: 97
Views: 3333

Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Shortest: KLM 763 AMS-LHR 1:15 Longest: CX 773 HKG-BOS 15:35 I don't think a 777 is considered a narrowbody. Even then, I don't think the 777-300 has the range to fly that long of a flight. I'm guessing you meant the 777-300ER. Sorry, misread title about longest flight. Longest on narrowbody is onl...

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by Kent350787
Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fokkers: What Have You Flown On?
Replies: 22
Views: 694

Re: Fokkers: What Have You Flown On?

Airlines of NSW F27 - my first RPT flight ever SYD-WGA-SYD
F50: Ansett various NSW locations
F50: KLM CityHopper NWI-AMS

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by Kent350787
Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody
Replies: 97
Views: 3333

Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Shortest: KLM 763 AMS-LHR 1:15
Longest: CX 773 HKG-BOS 15:35

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by Kent350787
Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 1063

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-zealand-to-end-zero-covid-19-strategy-11633331640 https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14453754 https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/coronavirus-new-zealand-drops-covid-zero-goal-after-game-changer-delta-variant-2562950 New Zealand announced end to covid zero policy, relax...

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by Kent350787
Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?
Replies: 22
Views: 1772

Re: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?

How can you be caught out by bushfires? They happen annually so it should be easy enough to be prepared for it. Especially by bringing in adequate equipment needed just in case. If you can get a lump of coal and bring it into parliament then surely being prepared for bushfire season should be withi...

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by Kent350787
Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: [VIDEO ONLY] Foodie's Guide To Darwin - What to eat in 48hrs?!
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: [VIDEO ONLY] Foodie's Guide To Darwin - What to eat in 48hrs?!

Thanks for the vid Ryan, and I garee entirely. Even most Aussies haven't been to Darwin and don't realise how cuturally different and gastronimically diverse the city is.

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by Kent350787
Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?
Replies: 49
Views: 2382

Re: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?

It is all good. NY-style, Chicago-style, Detroit-style. My preference is as GalaxyFlyer posted, thin crust in a coal-fired oven. Coal or wood charcoal? I agree Neapolitan style crust and oven is best, but will eat a range of styles. A few friends have backyard ovens, which is always good for a part...

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by Kent350787
Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?
Replies: 22
Views: 1772

Re: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?

All of this on the back of his family holiday to Hawaii during the 2019-20 bushfire crisis should bode poorly for reelection. And as was the NSW Minister for emergency services David Elliot and along with the Qld Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk both were on holidays at the time You can hardly blame t...

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by Kent350787
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?
Replies: 22
Views: 1772

Re: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?

Does the Prime Minister in Australia have that much influence anyway? It seems the premiers have a lot more power during COVID. Interesting how states how so much power in Australia to make decisions. This really seems to divide the country. https://www.smh.com.au/national/why-the-premiers-have-pm-...

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by Kent350787
Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14373

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

For China this isn't good news but it simplifies things. Now Australia is like a US extension, a US state. If relations with the US go down, they will go down with Australia too, and vice versa. Isn't that kind of the idea that you have a united front and cooperation of your allies? The Australians...

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by Kent350787
Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14373

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Love how he touts his amazing ability to get leaders to sit down together: From the linked article. He does go on to note that others have claimed he is from a "bygone era" etc. but still... the China of today is NOTHING like the China and Pacific situation he dealt with back in 1991 to 1...

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by Kent350787
Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A340 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 44
Views: 1633

Re: Airbus A340 - Whose have you flown?

A340-500 - Emirates

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by Kent350787
Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14373

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Australia would have been a very, very different country if Keating had remained PM, rather than back to the 1950s with Howard. I do agree that the current Government is very poor for the nation internationally, but Keating is not the powerhouse he once was (noting I attended his first post PM majo...

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by Kent350787
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 141
Views: 13437

Re: Arizona Election Audit

Both parties are against democracy. They are both going full tilt to try to build a single party dictatorship. Republicans would love to build a dictatorship. So would Democrats. Many people cheer for that. But it’s not a cool thing. This is bull and you know it. Both sides did not claim the electi...

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by Kent350787
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14373

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Just wondering has Morrison/Macron had a conversation yet about the Sub deal, its been a fortnight since the announcement and nothing about returning the french ambassador to Australia The last reporting I saw was that Nacron had not returned Morrison's calls, although he has now spoken publicy and...

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by Kent350787
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices
Replies: 24
Views: 1173

Re: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices

StarAC17 wrote: Yeah us in North America need to have either the Australia/NZ or UK ones as they are better. :stirthepot::stirthepot: Their outlets have switches on them and fuses in each outlet which I think is the best thing to have. --- One thing I noticed in my travels, in both UK/UK influenced...

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by Kent350787
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year
Replies: 101
Views: 15938

Re: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year

I'd love to see exterior cameras giving passengers the ability to see various views from their PEDs. Joke? A350 already have three HD exterior cameras acessible to passengers. I don't have strong views on dimmable windows. I've seen how they don't work effectively in winter trans-pacific (can't ful...

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by Kent350787
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Classic aircraft routes?
Replies: 22
Views: 1947

Re: Classic aircraft routes?

LX138 wrote:
Trying to book onto the Loganair Saab 340 and Islander this week. Still need help catching the F100!?


You could come to Australia if we ever open to international travellers. The world's largest S340 and F70/100 fleets operate here.

But no "classic routes" left....

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by Kent350787
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14373

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Just wondering has Morrison/Macron had a conversation yet about the Sub deal, its been a fortnight since the announcement and nothing about returning the french ambassador to Australia The last reporting I saw was that Nacron had not returned Morrison's calls, although he has now spoken publicy and...

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by Kent350787
Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 45140

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

redroo wrote:
I hope this isn’t permanent ... PER-LHR was an amazing flight :-(


It's all up to WA, of course. QF wants to get back to LHR, but can't risk WA restrictions hitting it and the flight doesn't work PER-LHR-PER alone.

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by Kent350787
Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 45140

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

https://www.smh.com.au/business/compani ... 58v35.html
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QF planning to start MEL-DRW-LHR in December. MEL-PER-LHR possibly starting February 2022 if WA border restrictions are no longer in place for the east coast https://www.smh.com.au/business/compani ... 58v35.html

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by Kent350787
Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Embraers - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 26
Views: 1030

Re: Embraers - Whose have you flown?

E190 - JetBlue

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by Kent350787
Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.
Replies: 28
Views: 1337

Re: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.

I wish I could still give blood. Sadly here in Aotearoa/New Zealand I am doubly disqualified : I'm a gay man ( although it's so long since I had sex I think I'd just about qualify to donate!) but a more insurmountable problem is that I lived in Scotland in 1991-1992. Anyone who spent more than six ...

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by Kent350787
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?
Replies: 22
Views: 1772

Re: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?

Guess Liberal will be re-elected? The Liberal-National Party coalition has bene a poor government for Australia, and Morrison a poor leader. The Liberal Party currently holds 60 seats, and their coalition partner 16. The Labor Party holds 68 seats. A big factor that we know needs to be considered i...

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by Kent350787
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 17202

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

So it really is a matter of attempting to keep this option open, an option that very few have, until something demonstrably better comes along. That something better may be in Denmark, at the moment, but certainly not evident in the US and the UK right now. Sure, but again that’s not zero Covid tol...

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by Kent350787
Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?
Replies: 22
Views: 1772

Re: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?

The next federal election will be in 2022 right? Will Scott Morrison be re-elected? Seems that he is very good. Surely this is trolling. Morrison is empirically our worst PM since Billy McMahon. His most recent rating as preferred PM was 45% nationally, noticably higher amongst men than women. He h...

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by Kent350787
Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 17202

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

We have carved our own path, that has inflicted extraordinarily little damage to our society. Indeed you have. It’s just unfortunate that path will mean perpetual physical isolation from the rest of the world for many many years to come. The way I see it is you’re either maintaining very strict bor...

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by Kent350787
Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 17202

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Now blocking a major freeway - have never seen scenes like these before in Melbourne https://www.facebook.com/theageAustralia/videos/259763896019883 I wouldnt mind pitching in a few dollars to support these protestors. Poor people have faced 18 months of flat out Australian health fascism. And yet ...

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by Kent350787
Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A330 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 51
Views: 2466

Re: Airbus A330 - Whose have you flown?

QF - 332 and 333, domestic and international

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