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by n729pa
Sat May 16, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amazing trips you’ve had to cancel
Replies: 24
Views: 1898

Re: Amazing trips you’ve had to cancel

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...

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by n729pa
Fri May 01, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 787/a350 ground incident
Replies: 53
Views: 10791

Re: QR 787/a350 ground incident

They are clearly not exercising social distancing precautions are they!

Some storm though it has to be said.

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by n729pa
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations
Replies: 91
Views: 6995

Re: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations

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...

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by n729pa
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations
Replies: 91
Views: 6995

Re: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations

Here's one...
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

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by n729pa
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet Airliners Outside the Eastern Bloc
Replies: 72
Views: 7922

Re: Soviet Airliners Outside the Eastern Bloc

MIAT Mongolian Airlines and Ariana Afghan Airlines are two more.
Libyan Arab had Il76s too while I think of it

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by n729pa
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet Airliners Outside the Eastern Bloc
Replies: 72
Views: 7922

Re: Soviet Airliners Outside the Eastern Bloc

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...

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by n729pa
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA777 performs a 360 at 40,000ft
Replies: 11
Views: 7209

Re: BA777 performs a 360 at 40,000ft

Social distancing I think they call it these days ... :)

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by n729pa
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98946

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

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...

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by n729pa
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Complicated Livery?
Replies: 36
Views: 3682

Re: Most Complicated Livery?

The Qantas Dreamliner VH-ZND is a tricky one, I was watching a time lapse of it being painted only the other day, quite intricate.

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by n729pa
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways retire 3x Airbus a319s
Replies: 21
Views: 8946

Re: British Airways retire 3x Airbus a319s

PE I'd flown HAM-LHR
OC GOT-LHR
OD LHR-MUC

OC was one of the Olympic doves in her time too

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by n729pa
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways retire 3x Airbus a319s
Replies: 21
Views: 8946

Re: British Airways retire 3x Airbus a319s

Would be interesting to know their cycles and hours, these planes were well looked after but worked hard in their career.
There was a list of the aircraft BA are retiring (don't have it to hand) so it's not unexpected.

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by n729pa
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying for Fun?
Replies: 20
Views: 1345

Re: Flying for Fun?

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 ...

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by n729pa
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: PAN AM Flight Records
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: PAN AM Flight Records

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...

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by n729pa
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did airlines start offering employees free/reduced fare travel?
Replies: 18
Views: 1756

Re: When did airlines start offering employees free/reduced fare travel?

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...

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by n729pa
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 76
Views: 3865

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

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 ...

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by n729pa
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 19737

Re: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record

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.

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by n729pa
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA add SCL-FRA , drop MAD-FRA
Replies: 20
Views: 3716

Re: LA add SCL-FRA , drop MAD-FRA

My first Dreamliner trip was a LA MAD - FRA flight, will have to try it again before it stops.

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by n729pa
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?
Replies: 97
Views: 4841

Re: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?

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.

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by n729pa
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whose 747’s have you flown?
Replies: 77
Views: 2062

Re: Whose 747’s have you flown?

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...

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by n729pa
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Olympic Airways Belly Landing Early 80s?
Replies: 4
Views: 2002

Re: Olympic Airways Belly Landing Early 80s?

https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 19801104-0

Seems to be it... not Olympic though.
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4th November 1980
Cyprus Airways
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.

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by n729pa
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could visit any country tomorrow, what country would it be?
Replies: 66
Views: 3776

Re: If you could visit any country tomorrow, what country would it be?

Australia.....for the place Ive been many times before and consider it my second home
Japan. ...for the place I haven't

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by n729pa
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3272

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

British Midland
British Midland Regional
Pan Am
Eastern Airlines
Northern Pacific Airways(obf United Express)
Olympic Airways (the original one)

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by n729pa
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Time for a new livery for Korean Air? Or is it timeless?
Replies: 27
Views: 2647

Re: Time for a new livery for Korean Air? Or is it timeless?

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...

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by n729pa
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The mystery of flight PK404
Replies: 2
Views: 1281

Re: The mystery of flight PK404

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 ...

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by n729pa
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56555

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

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...


Kinda sets the tone of this thread doesn't it....

I dare say had you been on that plane you might have had a different opinion, but still sued DL for emotional distress.

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by n729pa
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 25555

Re: Safety of Flying over The Middle East

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...

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by n729pa
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas Fiesta Route in the 1970s.
Replies: 17
Views: 1479

Re: Qantas Fiesta Route in the 1970s.

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 ...

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by n729pa
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas Fiesta Route in the 1970s.
Replies: 17
Views: 1479

Re: Qantas Fiesta Route in the 1970s.

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...

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by n729pa
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas Fiesta Route in the 1970s.
Replies: 17
Views: 1479

Re: Qantas Fiesta Route in the 1970s.

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...

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by n729pa
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas Fiesta Route in the 1970s.
Replies: 17
Views: 1479

Re: Qantas Fiesta Route in the 1970s.

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...

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by n729pa
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smoothest Landings?
Replies: 22
Views: 2063

Re: Smoothest Landings?

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. ......

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by n729pa
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reasons NOT to like a particular airline
Replies: 22
Views: 1986

Re: Reasons NOT to like a particular airline

Can't say I hate any airline, I just prefer some more than others. There are Airlines I would probably actively avoid, but then I probably wouldn't be visiting the places they go to, to start with.

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by n729pa
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.
Replies: 47
Views: 2986

Re: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.

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...

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by n729pa
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Liverpool John Lennon - potential new international routes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

Re: Liverpool John Lennon - potential new international routes?

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.

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by n729pa
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA LHR and AMS Routes News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 24229

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

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...

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by n729pa
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28769

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

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...

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by n729pa
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28769

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

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 ...

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by n729pa
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Memorable sights seen from an Aircraft
Replies: 55
Views: 10134

Re: Memorable sights seen from an Aircraft

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...

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by n729pa
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Liverpool Apt UK closed, aircraft off runway.
Replies: 14
Views: 2752

Re: Liverpool Apt UK closed, aircraft off runway.

I read the news today, oh boy
About a lucky man who made the grade.


Good job no one was hurt....

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by n729pa
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you rather fly 747 or 777
Replies: 39
Views: 2131

Re: Would you rather fly 747 or 777

747 .....a Pan Am or Qantas one, so much the better

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by n729pa
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 76
Views: 3865

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

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 ...

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by n729pa
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TE901 28th November 1979 - 40th anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 5727

TE901 28th November 1979 - 40th anniversary

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-50555046
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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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-50555046

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by n729pa
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas to offer 100 $200 USD RT tix from various US cities
Replies: 2
Views: 864

Re: Qantas to offer 100 $200 USD RT tix from various US cities

They've been offering LHR-SYD return for GBP 205 this week too, 100 tickets at a time

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by n729pa
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 45 years ago today. the first 747 fatal accident
Replies: 9
Views: 6042

Re: 45 years ago today. the first 747 fatal accident

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...

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by n729pa
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Last Pan Am 707 service to Australia?
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Re: Last Pan Am 707 service to Australia?

http://www.everythingpanam.com/Favorite_Links.html
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.
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Don't know but since no one's answered might suggest this link
http://www.everythingpanam.com/Favorite_Links.html
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.

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by n729pa
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LON to SFO - Virgin, BA, Delta, AA or United?
Replies: 22
Views: 1824

Re: LON to SFO - VIRGIN, BA, DELTA, AA or UNITED?

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...

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by n729pa
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite vacation destinations
Replies: 48
Views: 2092

Re: Favorite vacation destinations

Done
1.Australia
2. New Zealand
3. Germany

To do
1.Japan
2. China
3. Iran

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by n729pa
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nothing landing at LHR at the moment?
Replies: 27
Views: 9357

Re: Nothing landing at LHR at the moment?

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...

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by n729pa
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Retro liveries we’ll (likely) never see
Replies: 42
Views: 3467

Re: Retro liveries we’ll (likely) never see

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...

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by n729pa
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 84344

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

grh wrote:
3 ground, no id as yet.

Not sure how accurate it is but if you check Qantas source maintenance records there are 3 737s under maintenance, from memory at least 2 are long term. Not sure if they are the frames involved.

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