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by TFFIP
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 80s Europe-South Africa Fuel Stop Question
Replies: 31
Views: 3623

Re: 80s Europe-South Africa Fuel Stop Question

Toni_ wrote:
SAA used to sell seats to the Cape Verde Islands too. That's how AMS-SID became my first flight ever back in '87.



The only place I have ever seen boarding on the right hand side is at Ilha do Sol.
A kind of one way land.taxi.park.shove off again system i guess.

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by TFFIP
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Selling Lounge Artwork to Raise Cash
Replies: 11
Views: 3552

Re: British Airways Selling Lounge Artwork to Raise Cash

I've spent a lot of time in those lounges, can't say I ever noticed.... Maybe they mean from the walls inside the head office.

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by TFFIP
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luanda in the 1980s/90s
Replies: 23
Views: 4401

Re: Luanda in the 1980s/90s

I flew TAP L-1011 LIS-LAD-HRE. Not sure if the crew got off or carried on to HRE. I spent a lot of time on TAP including many 707s from Harare to Lisbon in the 80s, first time was Sep 1980. (By the by, there were lots of 707s and DC8s to Zimbabwe because Air Zimbabwe allowed only BA (from Mar '80) ...

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by TFFIP
Sat May 09, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: historical flight/departures website help
Replies: 1
Views: 1734

historical flight/departures website help

Could someone help... have looked but don't see .. there is or a website (not fightradar) that had historical airport
departures, I've seen LHR and I think LAX for things back in the 80s? Thanks a lot. Aaron.

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by TFFIP
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: offbeat aircraft venues to visit
Replies: 0
Views: 4203

offbeat aircraft venues to visit

I like visiting quirky aircraft places and recently did a dive to a sunken old aircraft off a reef. Ideas welcome. Is there a "tripadvisor" site? I haven't come across one. I have been to the old Avianca 727 hotel room in Costa Rica. If I could figure out how to upload from my album not fr...

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by TFFIP
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 48
Views: 7959

Re: aircraft losses in natural disasters

Some great replies and pics. I appreciate it !

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by TFFIP
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 48
Views: 7959

aircraft losses in natural disasters

I was diving a few weeks ago around an old aircraft in the ocean (put there) and wondered how many
planes in recent years (tsunami, earthquake etc) have been lost while parked when natural disaster struck...

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by TFFIP
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 question.
Replies: 7
Views: 2866

BA A350 question.

Is it right that BA have opted not to have a fuel jettison system on the A350 and if that is so,
what happens if there is an emergency early in the flight?

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by TFFIP
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS at JNB
Replies: 15
Views: 4611

Re: SAS at JNB

National's use was probably also pretty low (ie Scandinavian people living in Southern Africa) in comparrison to TP, AZ, OA, LY I can't say I especially remember feeling a part of some greater Scand. (Norwegian in our case) community in the way that the Italians and Portuguese still do down there. L...

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by TFFIP
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS at JNB
Replies: 15
Views: 4611

Re: SAS at JNB

Thanks for all the info. i thought i remembered landing in Vienna at some time too but
I was also on a KLM DC8 once from Zimbabwe to Holland that went to Kilimanjaro, Khartoum and
Vienna first. But it was the SAS info I wanted. Thanks again.

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by TFFIP
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS at JNB
Replies: 15
Views: 4611

SAS at JNB

Do any of the south africans here maybe know what aircraft and years
SAS went from CPH to JNB
I know I went on a DC8 once but that was after having been on a DC10
on the same route I am sure... Thanks in advance

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by TFFIP
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: fantasy BA...
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

fantasy BA...

Who would you put in these jobs to get BA off the bottom of the barrel.


IAG Overlord...
BA CEO...
BA CFO...
In charge of on board product

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by TFFIP
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA [email protected] question
Replies: 9
Views: 3060

BA [email protected] question

BA is said to be sending all the 319s to Gatwick (maybe some back to the leasing company?)
What is the time frame for this and the arrival times for 320 neos?

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by TFFIP
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 39315

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

With this just 2 days away has this plan firmed up? If so any word on what sorts of arrival schedules might be for these planes at LHR? All at once with required crews in place for July 1st? Some of the airliners.net photographers will have an interesting few days! Look forward to seeing what they c...

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by TFFIP
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina
Replies: 44
Views: 7226

Re: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina

Good news for BA flight attendants based at EZE who are about to lose their jobs...

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by TFFIP
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX
Replies: 95
Views: 19297

Re: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX

Will BA at Gatwick be LEVEL at some time in the not too distant future?

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by TFFIP
Mon May 29, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Union Blames Meltdown on IT Outsourcing to India
Replies: 128
Views: 17583

Re: BA Union Blames Meltdown on Indian Workers

the CEO should do the right thing and quit.

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by TFFIP
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells two slots at LHR
Replies: 121
Views: 26227

Re: SAS Sells of two slots at LHR

I know slots at LHR are expensive and hard to come by and I wonder why British Airways has added so many holiday destinations to their LHR plan rather than those destinations being served by LGW and use the LHR ones for things that will generate more money than Kalamta and places like that? (Info I ...

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by TFFIP
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787 and 777 question
Replies: 8
Views: 2624

Re: BA 787 and 777 question

[quote="Andy33"]\ thanks andy

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by TFFIP
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787 and 777 question
Replies: 8
Views: 2624

BA 787 and 777 question

When will BA receive its outstanding 788 (4) and 789 (2) ?
Also, when up to 25 777s are converted to 10 abreast will all of those aircraft
be based at Gatwick - one of the articles I read at the time seemed to suggest that?

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by TFFIP
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways intends to introduce BOB catering in Jan 2017
Replies: 108
Views: 19182

Re: British Airways intends to introduce BOB catering in Jan 2017

Why did IB peel off a bunch of A320 family and form IB Express? It must be for $$ reasons, so if it works for them (also IAG) why not do that to BA short haul too and make a clean differentiation between the premium brand and the not-premium-at-all side of the business? I guess because the dumbing d...

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by TFFIP
Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monopolies on routes between two MAJOR markets
Replies: 54
Views: 8431

Re: Monopolies on routes between two MAJOR markets

Heathrow/Dublin BA/EI both IAG, maybe? I wonder if there are any two cities worldwide with the same volume
of commuters vs others? Half of Dublin live weekly and work in London seems like !

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by TFFIP
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA7 (07Jul) LHR HND has turned back
Replies: 9
Views: 2766

BA7 (07Jul) LHR HND has turned back

What's up with BA7 today London/Haneda? (Flightradar24) Got to what looked to be half way to Japan and has turned back.

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by TFFIP
Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB/IB express & BA question
Replies: 1
Views: 607

IB/IB express & BA question

Is Iberia Express staffed by different cabin crew to the crew on non-Express flights and could / would BA section off some of its A319/A320s into a similar plan?

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by TFFIP
Mon May 09, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 Lands With A Square Tire
Replies: 44
Views: 28855

RE: BA A380 Lands With A Square Tire

VV701 is needed here....  

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by TFFIP
Sun May 08, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia Stops Flights To Angola, From 01 June 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 7462

RE: Iberia Stops Flights To Angola, From 01 June 2016

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/continental004" class="quote" target="_blank">continental004</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>dropping <acronym title="Accra...

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by TFFIP
Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA And Harare, Zimbabwe
Replies: 16
Views: 6505

BA And Harare, Zimbabwe

It is good to see (if flightstats are the best source) <acronym title="Harare (Salisbury) - International (HRE / FVHA), Zimbabwe">HRE</acronym> being served more. What are the chances of <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> returning there with a <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGL...

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by TFFIP
Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which BA 777/747 Route Changes To 787 In May
Replies: 2
Views: 4580

Which BA 777/747 Route Changes To 787 In May

Which of BAs long haul routes are changing to 787 in May?

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by TFFIP
Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old SFO Pics Part 2: 1953-58
Replies: 5
Views: 2238

RE: Old SFO Pics Part 2: 1953-58

Thanks for sharing these !

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by TFFIP
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does A Christian Airline Exist?
Replies: 130
Views: 19042

Does A Christian Airline Exist?

ARIK air a340 is called Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Aer Lingus A320s carry Saint's names

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by TFFIP
Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Icc Crew Question
Replies: 12
Views: 3123

RE: BA Icc Crew Question

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/thegoldenargosy" class="quote" target="_blank">thegoldenargosy</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>What does ICC stand for? <...

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by TFFIP
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Icc Crew Question
Replies: 12
Views: 3123

RE: BA Icc Crew Question

I'm not Chinese but I was born in Singapore and speak Mandarin which is pretty rare for non Chinese and some of the Chinese in Singapore don't speak it with the same fluency as say people from Bejing. Of course the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> crew do, they were chosen for it but <t...

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by TFFIP
Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Icc Crew Question
Replies: 12
Views: 3123

BA Icc Crew Question

Is there still a base of BA Singaporean cabin crew?

Also, do all flights to India have some Indian based crew or just certain ones.

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by TFFIP
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Historic) SAA A/c Delivery Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1176

(Historic) SAA A/c Delivery Question

I came across these (great) old SAA 737 pics from Seattle. What sort of delivery route might they have taken and how long would it have taken Seattle to Johannesburg? <a href="http://www.airliners.net/photo/South-African-Airways/Boeing-737-244/0117175/L/&sid=3cc2d4e47d2fe536a099509d80275fc1" tar...

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by TFFIP
Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 77W And 787 Scheduling Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2688

BA 77W And 787 Scheduling Question

ba.com just shows 777 as a/c type in the time table, or 787 etc. Sometimes <acronym title="Tokyo - Haneda International (HND / RJTT), Japan">HND</acronym> is a 77W and <acronym title="Tel Aviv (-Jaffa) - Ben Gurion (Lod) (TLV / LLBG), Israel">TLV</acronym> is a 787 - are these random substitutions f...

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by TFFIP
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA954/22JAN Ezejfk Canceled, But ...?
Replies: 1
Views: 866

RE: AA954/22JAN Ezejfk Canceled, But ...?

ah spotted a more relevant open thread..... can delete this...

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by TFFIP
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big East Coast Snow: What's The Plan?
Replies: 150
Views: 20206

RE: Big East Coast Snow: What's The Plan?

I hadn't spotted this before I made another post. AA954 22JAN <acronym title="Buenos Aires - Ezeiza / Ministro Pistarini (EZE / SAEZ), Argentina">EZE</acronym>/<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> has been canceled. But all <...

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by TFFIP
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA954/22JAN Ezejfk Canceled, But ...?
Replies: 1
Views: 866

AA954/22JAN Ezejfk Canceled, But ...?

AA954 22JAN <acronym title="Buenos Aires - Ezeiza / Ministro Pistarini (EZE / SAEZ), Argentina">EZE</acronym>/<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> has been canceled (Winter Storm Jonas...) but all <acronym title="American Air...

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by TFFIP
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Considers IKA Service
Replies: 31
Views: 6861

RE: BA Considers IKA Service

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/continental004" class="quote" target="_blank">continental004</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>I see a large feed from <acron...

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by TFFIP
Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF63/06Jan Via PER W/5 Engins To JNB
Replies: 57
Views: 14372

RE: QF63/06Jan Via PER W/5 Engins To JNB

I'm guessing the 747 is a rare sight for Perth people these days, however many engines or pods it has ? QF63/64 and in the olden days QF23/24 used to pass through Perth but <acronym title="Harare (Salisbury) - International (HRE / FVHA), Zimbabwe">HRE</acronym> stopped operating and <acronym title="...

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by TFFIP
Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Old) BA Shuttle Question
Replies: 46
Views: 8359

RE: (Old) BA Shuttle Question

Interesting, thanks for the responses... <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/VV701" class="quote" target="_blank">VV701</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>amortiz...

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by TFFIP
Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Old) BA Shuttle Question
Replies: 46
Views: 8359

(Old) BA Shuttle Question

(I was looking at some retro magazines in a shop today).... <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> shuttles from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> to <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom AND Nampa - Munic...

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by TFFIP
Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hair-rising Accident Investigation Reports
Replies: 75
Views: 20987

RE: Hair-rising Accident Investigation Reports

Would you put Saudia 163 on your list (8/19/80) ? I don't know enough about it to judge only that everyone died yet the plane landed safely and taxied off the runway.

[Edited 2015-12-02 14:43:44]

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by TFFIP
Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas LHR Base Expanding Or Topping Up?
Replies: 8
Views: 4634

Qantas LHR Base Expanding Or Topping Up?

Came <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> Dubai/London at the weekend. The <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> said there was a big recruitment drive for Heathrow based FAs. Is that expansion or topping up? I'd expected to see <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acron...

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by TFFIP
Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trying To Understand EY Residence A380
Replies: 39
Views: 7135

RE: Trying To Understand EY Residence A380

Because I'm on the road and in an airport lounge with noone from EY here ...
Just curious if anyone knew. No biggie I am up for an adventure.

[Edited 2015-09-25 14:22:37]

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by TFFIP
Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trying To Understand EY Residence A380
Replies: 39
Views: 7135

Trying To Understand EY Residence A380

I'm going to Sydney in the Residence from London. It will be my first time not on <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> or <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> First. I am trying to understand the onboard arrangement. There are 9 First closed suites in their A380. There is 1 resi...

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by TFFIP
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA2277 LGW-LAS Canx Today - Reason?
Replies: 56
Views: 14083

RE: BA2277 LGW-LAS Canx Today - Reason?

I was always curious about "spare" planes.
How long is one airplane unit programmed to work for in a shift? That is to say, for random e.g. G-YMMD, a B777
outside of things that go wrong, how far in advance can the planners say where that plane will
be and when?

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by TFFIP
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF/EK From LHR Customer Profile Changes?
Replies: 2
Views: 2342

QF/EK From LHR Customer Profile Changes?

Has the <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> passenger profile from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> changed much since the <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> agreement started? Is <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)"...

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by TFFIP
Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas LHR Base Crew
Replies: 10
Views: 6842

RE: Qantas LHR Base Crew

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Jackbr" class="quote" target="_blank">Jackbr</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>did the Aus crew standardly access <acronym ti...

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by TFFIP
Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas LHR Base Crew
Replies: 10
Views: 6842

RE: Qantas LHR Base Crew

I just asked about <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> ! <i><a href="/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/6333169" target="_blank">Qantas @<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingd...

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