Live feed I posted earlier seems to have stopped Another one - things look chaotic.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHsJuIzapZY Not looking good, pax getting angry & frustrated with protesters almost to the point of boxing on, and there's currently a very unwell protester with his hands tied...Jump to post
Live feed I posted earlier seems to have stopped
Another one - things look chaotic....
Some interesting goings on - Apple Daily live feed
Euro News live feed.
Still seems to be plenty of Pax milling around the terminal
Outbound flights suspended at HKIA due to sit-down protest affecting passenger check-in. Police seen entering the terminal.
Don't think this will end well.......
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Police seen entering the terminal. Not looking too good.....
That's an interesting observation. I think Ansett's service could have an aloof feel. Certainly, during the late 80s and early 90s they pushed a more upmarket approach, with velour seat covers, gold plated details in the seats etc. I vividly remember landing in Brisbane on a 767 in 1990 and the cre...Jump to post
I flew on TG a few weeks back (MEL-BKK-NRT & KIX-BKK-MEL). MEL-BKK & BKK-MEL legs were on the A359, which was very comfortable. Seats could have been a little wider, but there was miles of legroom. And this was with both flights being full. BKK-NRT was the worst flight on a full A333. I had ...Jump to post
Expats starting to prepare to leave.... https://www.theage.com.au/world/asia/aussie-expat-in-hong-kong-says-this-is-the-tipping-point-he-s-looking-for-an-exit-20190806-p52ef9.html Apparently around 100K Australians living in HK - there would be many more with permanent residency status also, so ther...Jump to post
Very cool Ansett trip report.
Though have to say, having gone through Kansei last week, there's still not many F&B outlets airside.
It's been a couple of years since my last decent holiday - My last overseas trip https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1371667&p=19771943#p19771943 , ended prematurely when I fractured my wrist in Mexico..... I settled on Japan for this trip, as a few friends have been on multi...Jump to post
TG will return MEL-BKK to 2 daily eff 27OCT, right now its until the end of northern winter timetable, so can still be permanent as its subject to change. TG465/466 is currently x4 weekly, but will go back to daily, complementing daily TG461/462. Just got back from Japan yesterday, flying Thai. Fle...Jump to post
qf789 wrote:SQ217 SIN-MEL diverting to PER
Being late January & in the last couple of weeks before most schools start up for the year, could still be a corporate charter, but might be more of a 'bring your family to Disney' as a reward/bonus, etc, instead of the usual Vegas booze-ups which are not a good look these days for those in Bank...Jump to post
Probably a large corporate flying out staff for a conference/reward celebration. Flight Centre in particular is well known for doing things like this, though some of the banks & insurers have also done these sorts of things in the past, but wouldn't be 'good optics' ATM with the banking Royal Co...Jump to post
Yes, there are kiosks. I don't know how effective they are.......... I know most Latinos don't like to use kiosks. From personal experience, the kiosks don't always let you through. Have been given 'the cross' when using them at both LAX & IAH, which meant having to wait in line. At IAH, that m...Jump to post
Labor's proposals for Franking Credits & Negative Gearing would also have worked against them. The Franking Credit changes would have resulted in a large amount of retirees being forced below the poverty line, and would have changed the plans of some who were looking to retire. The changes to Ne...Jump to post
Collins Place in Melbourne was designed by Pei, one of the first mixed-use developments in Australia. The Sofitel (originally the Regent) Hotel in the complex was one of a few hotels in the world with a 50th floor for many years. The design still holds up well today, nearly 40 years after completion...Jump to post
A giant of Australian politics and what a legacy to leave. His successor, Paul Keating, wasn't liked anything like as much as he was (he had a wicked, often very caustic, way with words). It's true that the current batch of Aussie leaders haven't really measured up to him, though in fairness, not m...Jump to post
Do you think it will have much of an effect? He's certainly well respected which I guess means that there will be mean lots of positive coverage. The networks have already had their specials on him, with more to come tomorrow no doubt. Labor might get some sympathy votes, especially from those who ...Jump to post
The election is tomorrow night - the polls are very close. The advertising blackout came into force at Midnight last night, but this doesn't apply to online advertising. This means you can't even play a YouTube video without it being ruined by political advertising..... And now Hawkie's gone and sh...Jump to post
Another part of my Childhood gone.... Hawke & his treasurer Paul Keating (who would replace him as PM) basically created the modern Australian economy, and Medicare as we know it was his creation. https://www.theage.com.au/national/labor-s-golden-boy-who-transformed-a-nation-20181206-p50kkt.html...Jump to post
Have gotten myself involved in Horse Racing with a few work colleagues. Now own part-shares in 4 racehorses. The ownership experience is quite addictive & fun, you get to suit up & have a day at the races (in the member's section of course!) when your horse runs, and you get to enjoy a few d...Jump to post
A fairer comparison would be other western airports and on that basis we are about average. Visit LHR, AMS, LAX, JFK etc and you'll see terminals and runways originally created 40 to 60 years ago that have been modified or added to but are struggling to cope with the pax load they now have passing ...Jump to post
I'd imagine Vegas would have a bit more premium demand than most other 'Leisure' destinations with the amount of trade shows & conventions that go on there.Jump to post
Whilst often the cheapest option, don't discount PR as a competitor in the Australia - Japan market as it is, geographically, one of the best options and has flights to HND/NRT/KIX/NGO/FUK/CTS... I have heard they carry a significant amount on their BNE-MNL run connecting to HND in particular, not ...Jump to post
Sounds no different from what happens here in Australia over the Christmas/New Year period, and to a lesser extent, the state school holiday periods during the year. Try booking a flight from MEL/SYD to Europe, the US, Thailand or Bali from the last week of December to Mid January & see how much...Jump to post
Interesting as STA usually use BIs low fares as their headline advertisement to London. As do Flight Centre. Though some of the Chinese airlines have been around the same price on MEL-LHR, have even seen Flight Centre advertise rock bottom MEL-JFK fares of $1100 or so on the likes of China Southern...Jump to post
STA travel stops selling BI flights due to Sharia backlash. Will be interesting to see if Flight Centre follows suit. Though STA targets themselves towards younger travellers. https://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/global-travel-firm-boycotts-royal-brunei/news-story/ab92e4f28a66c1254f8fd077e...Jump to post
MELs issue goes right down to the original design of the airport precinct which doesn’t allow for a modern efficiently shaped terminal with growth abilities. Anything new is either going to result in either a very long complex or be disjointed. I actually think it could be worth looking at a satell...Jump to post
Virgin cancelling staff travel on BI due to imposition of Sharia Law
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It's pretty illogical to think that PAL could survived entirely on corporate rats. Manila is not as business centric destination like Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, LA, NYC, London, Paris or Frankfurt. The premium market isn't that big. Nobody suggested PAL to scrapped their business class ca...Jump to post
kriskim wrote:Update: It looks like it was a full flight with 256 passengers supposedly on the flight (UA's 787-9 only has 252 seats, maybe including infants?). Pax will spend the night in NOU - everyone was calm when exiting the aircraft.
That lounge isn't one that you or I get into, it's invitation only, probably with a few exceptions for influential people. Even the PM (including past ones as well) would be given a membership, but I doubt he would get much use out of it as any official travel is done on the RAAF VIP fleet. Probabl...Jump to post
Anning, is that the guy I just saw a Twitter video of responding to a kid throwing an egg at him by punching him in the face twice and a pile of his supporters proceeded to violently mob the kid as if he had just pulled a gun? Yeah. That guy and his supporters piss me off as much as what's happenin...Jump to post
MalevTU134 wrote:Dinosaur Alliance...together with Braniff, PeoplExpress, Mexicana, VARIG, VIASA, Ansett, Malév and Air Berlin. Alitalia, South African Airways, Air India and a couple of Nigerian airlines would be associate members.
Very bad bushfires currently burning on Melbourne's South-Eastern outskirts. I live in Bayswater, and it appears that some flights may have been re-routed to avoid the smoke from what I can see. I know that the AKL flights normally start to descend over Gippsland.Jump to post
As others have said, LAX is a right pain to transit through, especially if you're coming off an international flight & have to change terminals.... DFW was easy to connect through, considering it's size. IAH was another PITA to connect. I had a 4 hour layover on an international to international...Jump to post
Would we ever see Jetstar venture more within the Pacific? Currently only Fiji and Rarotonga (Via Auckland) are being served. Would be nice to see Jetstar in Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu or even on flights to Papua New Guinea. No chance of seeing JQ flying to POM, sadly the security situation in PNG means...Jump to post
MEL also has it's share of late night/early morning departures, as a result of not being curfew constrained, and to fit in with connecting flights to Europe FJ to Nadi - 00:25 JL to Tokyo 00:45 CX to HK 01:05 SQ to SIN 01:05 QF to SYD 05:30 EK to DBX 06:00 - this means an 04:00 checkin! For arrivals...Jump to post
Would love to see the big Melbourne stadiums do this, but won't happen unfortantely.... The MCG, Marvel Stadium, and Rod Laver arena contract out their catering, these outside caterers love to price gouge. I'll usually try to eat beforehand (and get a couple of beers in at a local pub as well...). B...Jump to post
I like the idea. It can't be worst that those long times in Miami or Houston. Last time I transited via Houston (Jan 2018) had a 3 hour layover, and despite the flight being on time I missed my connection to Toronto. I think it should work, and hopefully does A CUN pre-clearance would be good, prov...Jump to post
A man has been shot by police at BNE tonight, due to making bomb threats. Planes and trains stopped at the moment News still sounds a bit vague as to what has actually happened. International terminal? Must be serious though to shut down the airport. Appears to have been domestic violence related.....Jump to post
Or by Scoot with a connection in Singapore. It doesn't make much sense to fly non-stop when there are far cheaper one-stop options available. I doubt they could fill an A380 with it, even once weekly. The Greek emigrants living in Australia have been living there for a very long time and therefor h...Jump to post