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by mrkerr7474
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 19714

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

Would be interesting to see which airlines take up the opportunity aside from Air NZ to offer flights and also where those flights would go from. Of course AKL, would be nice if possible to have other services from WLG / CHC also, a big wait and see though

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 19714

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

This will be some welcome news for tourism reasons for the Cook Islands and NZ. Hopefully, this can go through safely and sooner rather than later. I know I would be one of the first to book a trip there to experience what the Cook Islands has to offer https://i.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/122122342/pac...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 19714

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

The change in scheduling with more ATRs passing thru WLG is the reason as more north-south stands are required at peak times, with the northern pier and the rock being underutilized at the moment there is capacity over there to accommodate the Jets comfortably and the Turboprops have taken over the...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55172

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

The 2nd QF A380 VH-OQJ to be moth balled is about to depart LAX. Flight QF6007 from Los Angeles to Victorville https://fr24.com/QFA6007/24e06bba Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Assuming, if down the line QF brings back the A380 fleet, VH-OQJ would have to be one of the first given it has had the...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 25923

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020

Light rail to airport officially dead again for now: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300041249/governments-flagship-transport-policy-axed Disappointing isn't it. It wasn't "shovel ready" but it could have been a great project to kick off for the economic rebuild. Maybe they don’t think “...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some QR B777-9s to get first class
Replies: 14
Views: 3116

Re: Some QR B777-9s to get first class

Interesting they are not going for Premier Economy route. Even Emirates is considering it. Not considering. Emirates’ first aircraft with Premium Economy is a new A380 “ready to go” at Toulouse. I've often thought that if QR introduced PE, this could potentially take a lot more customers their way....

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by mrkerr7474
Sun May 10, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 10112

Re: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020

I do realise that, again that's why I said, this could all change at any moment. We are in uncertain times and EDI is handling only a few flights a day which is expected. I just hope we see some sort of recovery over the next few years. A good bit of positivity in otherwise a current negative world...

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by mrkerr7474
Fri May 08, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 254
Views: 88525

Re: [rumor] CX Group brand consolidation

CX will soon announce the brand consolidation, the brand "Cathay Dragon" will be retired. Just like SQ then! The A330s will obviously be integrated easily, but the A321neos will be new for CX. When did CX last operate narrowbodies (if they ever did)? The link above when translated into En...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110701

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Ufsatp wrote:
mig17 wrote:
Great idea from Boeing, the 737MAX, A330NEO and 777-X being tremendous succes, lets also revamp 757.


Except that Boeing never said they were going to revamp the 757.


Also except the A330NEO has nothing to do with Boeing..

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116835

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

qf789 wrote:
SQ is currently positioning 4 A388’s to ASP for storage


First one landing at this moment with other 3 on the way at different time blocks.

What is ASP airport like in terms of storage space after these x4 388 arrive?

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116835

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

789's will be used though not seat back entertainment will be available, basic food and service will be provided, no FF points or status credits available, set fare so only economy seats can be booked, no business or premium economy You’d hope they would provide an proper meal on LHR-PER? Otherwise...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41406

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Check 5 posts above your one and you will see the article Article has been updated now (It quotes another article which is what i was referring to). Mis-interpretation as I thought. VA hasn’t decided if they will come back or not. No, the article says "Virgin Australia says it intends to resum...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41406

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

I can’t find the article where va says they are pulling off the Tasman. All I can find on the website quoted is Scurrah saying the NZ base won’t return. That’s not the same as no Tasman operation. I wonder if the stuff article has come to the wrong conclusion? Check 5 posts above your one and you w...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99320

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Been posted in the NZ forum, VA are not going to return to NZ after the virus is gone. Not surprised with this move See my post in the NZ aviation forum. I think it’s a wrong conclusion made from closing the NZ bases. Unless someone has the quote mentioned? I don't know how to post links here but t...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99320

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Been posted in the NZ forum, VA are not going to return to NZ after the virus is gone. Not surprised with this move

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41406

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Not surprised by VA news not returning to NZ.

Wonder if this would be a chance for QF to pick up and go against NZ on the WLG - BNE route? (obviously once demand starts coming back)

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99320

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

I see QF are ferrying x2 A380 SYD-LAX this evening. Is that due to bring Australians back or would it be to store the A380s in LAX for the time being?

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99320

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Don't call them, just wait for the automatic cancelation credit to be processed and then book for your new dates online. The cost of your new dates later in the year is only going to drop over the next few months anyway. The call centres have enough to be dealing with at the moment without stuff th...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99320

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Don't call them, just wait for the automatic cancelation credit to be processed and then book for your new dates online. The cost of your new dates later in the year is only going to drop over the next few months anyway. The call centres have enough to be dealing with at the moment without stuff th...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99320

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Just in response to QF and the flexibility they are offering going forward, I have an existing booking for late April which obviously will be cancelled due to no international flights going until end of May, I don't want to cancel and rebook at a later time, I simply just want to change my dates to...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99320

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Just in response to QF and the flexibility they are offering going forward, I have an existing booking for late April which obviously will be cancelled due to no international flights going until end of May, I don't want to cancel and rebook at a later time, I simply just want to change my dates to ...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41406

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Has Jetstar cancelled NZ domestic flying from next Monday? I have a ZQN - AKL flight on the 24th and it looks closed for reservations although I haven't received any notification yet Looks like they have closed off all New Zealand domestic flights for April. With the a320s being cycled via Australi...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99320

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Has QF's website been updated to reflect the drastic cuts yet? I can still book numerous routes (PER-SIN, SYD-CGK, MEL-LAX for example) all the way up until late May. PER-MEL is still showing 7 daily flights most days, many on A330's. I don't think they have revised their schedule yet, as of Tuesda...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41406

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Not yet confirmed. https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-group-update-on-coronavirus-response-2/ I would expect it to be much the same as NZ announced today. Minimal QF on WLG/CHC-SYD and AKL-BNE/MEL/SYD and getting rid of everything else. Possible full JQ suspension on the Tasman...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41406

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

This is so awful: Coronavirus: Air New Zealand suspends 13 Australian routes, cuts trans-Tasman capacity by 80 per cent Awful, but utterly predictable and, actually sensible. QF have cut international capacity by 90%. We'll get through this. It will take a while perhaps to regain early 2020 glory; ...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41406

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Does anyone know where you can confirm if Sunday Midnight is effectively 00:00 Sunday, or 00:00 Monday? I would take it to be 11:59pm Sunday Night. I was due to take a 2 night break in Sydney at the end of April for a status run basically, I am assuming based on this new information release that in...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99320

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

For all the upcoming changes, the status run on double sc I was doing at the end of April, sadly has less of a meaning for me as being an a geek (like all on here), the 787 flight I purposely selected has been changed to the A333 which is definitely a bit of a bummer!

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99320

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Well fingers crossed that nothing should change to QF2 this coming Sat. Never flown a QF A380 and hoping that this should still be the case. My slight concern is flights to SIN in end of May. Currently booked on QF to SIN with EK taking me to DXB/DUS. Haven’t seen any news about massive reductions ...

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 10112

Re: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020

Just recently went through the trail for the new xray scanners where liquids do not need to be removed. What an actual god send! If this tech gets completely ruled out. It would be amazing. Hopefully it does come across the board worldwide because it is a nuisance having to deal with that Do those ...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66094

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Apologies if I missed this previously, however was just wondering why QF are keeping the 787 on SYD to AKL flights, initially Dec to Mar but now it goes through April and May as well? Thank you in advance It can be operated as a turnaround between SFO flights: QF74>QF141>QF144>QF73. It's an easy wa...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66094

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Apologies if I missed this previously, however was just wondering why QF are keeping the 787 on SYD to AKL flights, initially Dec to Mar but now it goes through April and May as well?

Thank you in advance

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Pencil Jet Duo: MUC-ORD-SFO feat. Lufthansa & United [Part 2]
Replies: 6
Views: 3408

Re: Pencil Jet Duo: MUC-ORD-SFO feat. Lufthansa & United [Part 2]

Awesome trip report and thoroughly enjoyed reading both part 1 and 2! Sometimes no one knows why you get upgrades, it can just be the luck of the draw but I suspect it's because you paid for a Y+ fare as this has happened to me on Qantas as well when I had no status with them. I do agree though, the...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 27940

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020

Just heard the interesting whines (personal opinion) from SQ248 as it has departed 6 hours late today. Anyone with any Intel as to possible reason?

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66094

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

So with VH-OEFs retirement I think that makes EBV the only remaining oneworld livery aircraft. Presuming either one of the three A380s to be repainted this year or one of the remaining three 787s to be delivered will get a oneworld livery. Would be great to see an A380 or 787 painted in OneWorld li...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 27940

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020

Anyone know why an Alliance Fokker 70 is doing a SYD-WLG flight under flight number QQ8833? Just seen it on FR24 doing an odd flight path as well It’s a Tauck tour charter. AUD18,000 for 20 days. Nice work if you can get it. https://www.tauck.com.au/tours/grand-australia-new-zealand-escorted-tour-a...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 27940

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020

Anyone know why an Alliance Fokker 70 is doing a SYD-WLG flight under flight number QQ8833? Just seen it on FR24 doing an odd flight path as well Could be returning New Zealand fire frighters / military from the Australian bush fires? Oh yes so it could be. Wonder why it flew so far north before he...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 27940

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020

Anyone know why an Alliance Fokker 70 is doing a SYD-WLG flight under flight number QQ8833?

Just seen it on FR24 doing an odd flight path as well

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hanoi and Hong Kong via QR and KA J featuring a Presidential Suite and CX First Class lounges
Replies: 10
Views: 7784

Re: Hanoi and Hong Kong via QR and KA J featuring a Presidential Suite and CX First Class lounges

Awesome trip report with some fantastic pictures! Makes me want to try QR as my next airline and definitely head to Vietnam also, thank you

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 25367

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020

Screening flights from Australia is "under active consideration," he said. Source https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12303690 Would hate to think how AKL would handle that one if brought in? Not sure AKL would be the only area that this would be brought it,...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 25367

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020

Not yet, 1900 ETD, a lonnnng day for Those poor pax. They sent a 789 from BNE, not sure if the new crew were on that but I’m guessing they were, though maybe not pilots as they don’t fly the A380 to BNE but maybe some live there. I've not read much today but did I see this flight diverted to NAN as...

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 25367

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020

Would be a neat photo to see SQ and Air Calin next to one another at WLG mind you!

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A day trip of flying in QF business
Replies: 8
Views: 4392

Re: A day trip of flying in QF business

Thank you for the taking the time to read it, much appreciated. The food definitely looks fantastic and so far the taste has always just been as good as the food looks I actually never knew that was going to happen in all honesty so I'd probably say forgotten. It was probably one of those fleeting ...

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A day trip of flying in QF business
Replies: 8
Views: 4392

Re: A day trip of flying in QF business

Great trip report; thank you. I agree the food on QF looks fantastic. Whatever happened to the single aviation market between Australia and New Zealand, that was going to promise passport-free travel between the two nations? So that Qantas could use its domestic terminal instead of the Internationa...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A day trip of flying in QF business
Replies: 8
Views: 4392

Re: A day trip of flying in QF business

Great trip report; thank you. I agree the food on QF looks fantastic. Whatever happened to the single aviation market between Australia and New Zealand, that was going to promise passport-free travel between the two nations? So that Qantas could use its domestic terminal instead of the Internationa...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A day trip of flying in QF business
Replies: 8
Views: 4392

Re: A day trip of flying in QF business

n2dru wrote:
Great read....that second movie looks like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood btw..lol


Glad you enjoyed it. You are correct having seen the ad on the movie channel promoting its release just now haha was a good movie from what I got to watch of it anyways

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293343

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Ukraine International said the aircraft had maintenance on Jan 6th.

Although I am unsure of what maintenance was done on the aircraft, could it possibly be engine related maintenance that was then incorrectly reinstalled / installed on the aircraft and this be a factor for the crash?

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A day trip of flying in QF business
Replies: 8
Views: 4392

A day trip of flying in QF business

Happy New Year to you all! May twenty twenty bring happiness and many adventures along the way to everyone I undertook the following adventure on the last full Sunday in November '19. As a QF Gold frequent flyer, the main reason for the trip was pretty simple, collect as many status credits towards ...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29208

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

The QF incident with the stuck flap made me wonder why the plane didn't divert to CHC? There would have been no problem with customs then. Or was it a reluctance to fly pax CHC-WLG, while they could be bussed from Ohakea? More a case of why can’t Ohakea/NZ customs update their processes so that the...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29208

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

QF171 operating MEL to WLG today 16/11 operated by VH-VZU tried landing around 2.30pm before diverting to OHA, with the return service QF164 WLG to SYD indefinitely delayed as a result. Anyone know why this flight was diverted? It's all over the news now. Stuck flap, and WLG runway then rendered to...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29208

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

QF171 operating MEL to WLG today 16/11 operated by VH-VZU tried landing around 2.30pm before diverting to OHA, with the return service QF164 WLG to SYD indefinitely delayed as a result.

Anyone know why this flight was diverted?

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