I was due to go to LHR-MEL next week and that was cancelled but I've ban saving my FF points for a first class return LHR-SYD with QF for 9 years finally got enough so booked it last September for this August but that's had to go too. I got all my points and money back (had to just pay the taxes) an...Jump to post
Air Afrique 727 in full colours leased from JAT ...about 1985 or 86 time Air Malta 727s circa 1989 or 90 ...both Peruvian registered and one of them was lost over the Atlantic on its return to the owners Gulf Air 747 about 1984 time. It was one of the MEA 747s that were leased around. N204AE OR N205...Jump to post
Ryanair Shorts Sunderland flying boat G-BJHS ...was wearing the colours of the time. I remember seeing it do a fly past down the Southern runway at LHR around 1989 just a few feet above the ground. Weirdest thing I've ever seen at LHR
Cubana comes to mind CAAC use to operate a variety of Soviet built equipment too, alongside their 707/747s etc, not sure now if they were just domestically or not, but China wasn't as open then as it is now. I do remember a small operator in Italy too, with a pair of Yaks circa mid-late 80s. But can...Jump to post
I'm a QF platinum and they have just sent an email, that they will be extending my status for another year. Good move from Qantas Same here I agree, very positive and I must say much appreciated. I'm got two bookings due in May and August, which I'll have rearrange but this loyalty to me as FF will...Jump to post
Yes I will do "fly for fun" sometimes as it were. There may be a motive behind each trip, being based at LHR there are only so many BA A320-type flights you can take for novelty value. The last trip comes to might like this was a day return LHR-LIS to try the TAP A330 back in October (the ...Jump to post
I can't find a 1990 timetable on line at the moment, but here's a European network map circa early 1991, which does appear to show Warsaw direct to the New York. It's possible it could also have been an A310, as they were flying secondary Transatlantic flights in the late 80s/early 90s https://c2.st...Jump to post
My dad used to work for Iran Air (76-94) and we used to get free travel. However there was the revolution, the Iran Iraq war, Salman Rushdie affair, so we never did get round to it. Notwithstanding the fact it would have been restrictive for my Mum as well. In those days there was a three weekly fli...Jump to post
A AMS ARN ADL ATHx2 AYQ ASP B BSL BLQ BKQ BNE BIO BCN BKK BGO BRU BUD C CHC CBR CGN CPH CDG CNS D DRW DUB DUS DXB E EDI F FCO FRA G GOT GOV GVA GLA H HBA HKG HEL HAM HAJ I J K KEF L LHR LYS LCY LIS LIN LRE LST M MEL MRS MAD MME MUC N NCE NCL NUE O ORD ORY OSL P PER PSA PDX PRG Q R RTM S SYD SIN SFO ...Jump to post
How much were the westbound flights slowed down? Must have been hard going. I had a HAM-FRA flight a few years ago flying into a strong storm headwind like this and it was quite uncomfortable flight. About the only time I was glad to get off a plane.Jump to post
The Breguet 761/763/765 family. What on earth were they thinking of or taking their inspiration from when they designed that?
The Guppies aren't the prettiest flying machines either.
N729PA Pan Am 747-200B LHR-SFO G-AWNH British Airways 747-100 ORD-LHR N751PA Pan Am 747-100 LHR-SEA N730PA Pan Am 747-200B SEA-LHR N727PA Pan Am 747-200B LHR-SEA N748PA Pan Am 747-100 SEA-LHR VH-OJQ Qantas 747-400 LHR-HKG VH-OJQ Qantas 747-400 HKG-MEL VH-OEH Qantas 747-400ER LHR-HKG D-ABVX Lufthansa...Jump to post
4th November 1980
Canadair CL44 5B-DAN
Akrotiri RAF base
Training flight, undercarriage couldn't be lowered, so performed a belly landing on foam
https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 19801104-0
Seems to be it... not Olympic though.
Australia.....for the place Ive been many times before and consider it my second home
Japan. ...for the place I haven't
Korean Air change their livery??? Are you nuts... oops sorry shouldn't mention Korean Air and nuts. We hardly need yet another Eurowhite trash livery with billboard titles do we. As for some of these comments about cheatlines or the livery being 1980s (what utter rubbish). Fords corporate logo is ve...Jump to post
Air India 245 and 101 in 1950 and 1966 respectively both crashed on Mont Blanc, in almost the same spot. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_India_Flight_101 Wreckage and debris was still being found in 2017. So someone will stumble on it one day perhaps, but in a very rural low population area, it ...Jump to post
NiMar wrote:If I were a parent of one of those kids I'd be suing the beep out of DL. Raining carcinogens on them...
Considering only the Russians and Americans have shot down civilian airliners, I think you’ll be alright. *Bulgaria shot down an EL AL flight *China shot down a Cathay Pacific Hong Kong flight *Isreal shot down a Libyan flight *Ukraine shot down a Russian Siberian flight *Italy may have shot down o...Jump to post
Inaugural flight Sydney-Fiji-Tahiti-Mexico City-Nassau-Bermuda-London was on 26th November 1964, arrived in London on the 28th. Return leg left same day and included an additional in Acapulco after Mexico City. Managed to find the two first day covers I've got for those flights, in among my Qantas ...Jump to post
Inaugural flight Sydney-Fiji-Tahiti-Mexico City-Nassau-Bermuda-London was on 26th November 1964, arrived in London on the 28th. Return leg left same day and included an additional in Acapulco after Mexico City. Managed to find the two first day covers I've got for those flights, in among my Qantas c...Jump to post
Correct me if I'm wrong but I doubt this was operating in the 1970s, as Qantas were operating their new 747-238Bs into LHR then, from Nov 71. The 50s and 60s saw the Constellations and 707s (as cederjet mentions) operating an East and West bound service SYD - LHR. It never ceases to amaze me, how w...Jump to post
Correct me if I'm wrong but I doubt this was operating in the 1970s, as Qantas were operating their new 747-238Bs into LHR then, from Nov 71. The 50s and 60s saw the Constellations and 707s (as cederjet mentions) operating an East and West bound service SYD - LHR. It never ceases to amaze me, how we...Jump to post
A LX RJ100 from GVA to LHR. ..just kissed tarmac. ..even complimented the Captain who was standing in the dooray as we exited. He seemed quite surprised by my remark! Worst was a BA A320 LHR -LIS. Foggy conditions so pilot said we'd be making an automated landing. But we slammed into the ground. ......Jump to post
1. Any A v B thread
2. Max thread
3. Qantas Sunrise thread and why they should buy the 777 or A350 ...how long must we suffer the armchair CEOs berating someone else's post
4. Why did/didn't airline X order Y
5. Any bickering thread. ..A.net used to be informative and professional once...
Imagine all the people, needed to support these flights. MAN covers that area, there wouldnt be the passenger volumes to support Liverpool as well. But you may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.Jump to post
How does GA expect customers to book flights which come and 7disappear off schedules every few months? What a nutty way to run things Absolutely right. Garuda used to be indecisive but now they're just not sure. Frankly if I was LHR I'd kick them out and let someone else have their slots. I've lost...Jump to post
Wonder if the MAX will require a bit of rebranding? Majority of people who fly will not be able to identify one from a previous version or indeed an Airbus, but they will have heard the news and media coverage. The MAX name whether you like it or not, is tarnished in the eyes of the public. Granted...Jump to post
Wonder if the MAX will require a bit of rebranding? Majority of people who fly will not be able to identify one from a previous version or indeed an Airbus, but they will have heard the news and media coverage. The MAX name whether you like it or not, is tarnished in the eyes of the public. Granted ...Jump to post
Funniest one was a few years ago. LHR-DXB-SYD on a QF A380, just opened the window after the night flight from LHR about an hour or so out of DXB and as my eyes adjusted to the bright sunsight I did a double take, a few thousand feet below flying parallel to us was an EK B777 also heading to DXB. Ma...Jump to post
A ADL ASP AYQ AKL ATHx2 AMS B BLQ BNE BKK BKQ BSL BUD BIO BCN BGO BRU C CNS CBR CHC CDG CPH CGN D DXB DRW DUB DUS E EDI F FCO FRA G GOV GVA GLA GOT H HBA HKG HEL HAM HAJ I J K KEF L LRE LST LIN LYS LCY LHR LUX LIS M MEL MRS MAD MME MUC N NCE NCL NUE O ORD ORY OSL P PER PSA PDX PRG Q R RTM S SYD SIN ...Jump to post
An interesting article in memory of the 40th anniversary of the TE901 disaster in Antarctica.
Our thoughts are with them, and the people of New Zealand
They've been offering LHR-SYD return for GBP 205 this week too, 100 tickets at a timeJump to post
Lufthansa Flight 540 was a scheduled commercial flight operated with a Boeing 747-130, D-ABYB "Hessen" carrying 157 people (140 passengers and 17 crew members). The flight was operating the final segment of its Frankfurt–Nairobi–Johannesburg route. On 20 November 1974 it crashed and caugh...Jump to post
Don't know but since no one's answered might suggest this link
They havery some odd timetables that might help, maybe some contacts on there too. Worth checking the photo library on airliners too since that might help narrow it down a bit.
A pair of curved balls for you... How about Air New Zealand via LAX. They have deals and sell SFO along with other West Coast points. No idea how the fares or schedules compare but might be worth a look. Another one is Swiss via ZRH. Light fare for 1 week (just picked some random dates in March) £38...Jump to post
I travel a lot on early morning flights out to across and very as I'm parking the car in the car park, around 420-430 am there are flights coming in, and there's often a BA A380 landing and this thing whispers past you can hardly hear it over the traffic noise. Amazes me how quiet they are that time...Jump to post
SAS - multi coloured flag design Air Lanka -peacock livery Air Canada - red livery (as in Tristar livery) would look nice on a 777 or 787 I think Never will see Pan Am...unlike some retro attempts we've seen from the likes of AA with TWA, no one took them over, so never likely to reappear. British C...Jump to post