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by Fuling
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 6573

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

Atlanta is much hotter than Detroit. The aircraft could experience sudden temperature changes going from the very warm southern US (ATL) into a freezing polar environment. These sudden temp fluctuations could possibly compromise aircraft structure. Really? Has the ME3 caught on yet? If they depart ...

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by Fuling
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Europe-North America Fifth Freedom Routes: Is Prague next?
Replies: 7
Views: 1934

Re: Europe-North America Fifth Freedom Routes: Is Prague next?

Ishrion wrote:
And a few Fifth Freedom Routes in TATL...

I think EK still does DXB-MXP/ATH-JFK?

Singapore Airlines' MAN-IAH

LAX-LHR on NZ

LAX-CDG on Air Tahiti


I'll add SQ FRA-JFK. CA also does MAD-GRU.

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by Fuling
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22948

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

https://t.co/A4ZcSGj5hD


Could we have a translation please?
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LAXintl wrote:
Name of first 787 decided. A bit odd and controversial naming process.

Image

https://t.co/A4ZcSGj5hD


Could we have a translation please?

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by Fuling
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 60943

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Considering QF has started a few leisure routes lately (DPS, NAN) might we see a couple more? Perhaps CEB, PPT etc?

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by Fuling
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel to Japanese cities outside of Tokyo - Shinkansen, connect, or fly nonstop?
Replies: 8
Views: 689

Re: Travel to Japanese cities outside of Tokyo - Shinkansen, connect, or fly nonstop?

If you're originating in Tokyo, its easier to take a Shinkansen within a 2-2.5 hour radius. Usually prices and travel times point to point (if you count check in times, travel out to he airport etc) are the same. Anything further would be best to fly. If you're originating from outside Japan, flying...

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by Fuling
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about travelling to Shanghai Pudong Airport, China, without a visa
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: Question about travelling to Shanghai Pudong Airport, China, without a visa

You dont have to be travelling on a single ticket, but the airline flying you to China might be hesitant. I flew EK FRA-DXB-PVG, then QF PVG-SYD 5 hours later. EK was not too happy with that, called the station manager, called QF, and agreed that if I check in online (for QF) in FRA before checking ...

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by Fuling
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22948

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Does AC or WS codeshare with PIA? No. You have to buy two seperate flight tickets and that can be extremely risky considering there could be delays due to weather, aircraft not good for service, etc. I mean some drive down to SEA, some fly AS to SEA from YVR and then take the EK flight, some even b...

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by Fuling
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 12421

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

Delta is still recruiting Singapore based staff, so that gives some hope that it'll be around for a while longer. What type of staff? Is it for the positions that handle flight operations? Or are they office-based customer service positions? If it's the first, then yes...SIN will still be flown to ...

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by Fuling
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 12421

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

Delta is still recruiting Singapore based staff, so that gives some hope that it'll be around for a while longer.

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by Fuling
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it safe to book on Asiana Airlines? Will they go belly up?
Replies: 14
Views: 2236

Re: Is it safe to book on Asiana Airlines? Will they go belly up?

So youre asking if it's safe to book with them, even though youve already booked? What if we all answered no? :lol:

Asiana is good though, enjoy!

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by Fuling
Sat May 25, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 4057

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

Shortest actual flight: Caboolture, Australia to Redcliffe, Australia (14mi 22km) on a Piper Cub took 15 minutes. Shortest passenger flight: Lianyungang, China to Xuzhou, China (99mi 160km) with a CZ A320 took 28 mins gate to gate, 19 mins flight time. Longest passenger flight: Dubai, UAE to Los Ang...

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by Fuling
Sat May 25, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 5K operating for Norwegian, anyone have experience?
Replies: 8
Views: 1412

Re: 5K operating for Norwegian, anyone have experience?

Plym spotter, the only one who could put arrogance aside and actually answer the question, Btw, this isn't for me, its for a family member. I will be taking the Virgin 747 in the bubble/Premium Econ, so I am good, I just felt bad for him as he was looking forward to the flight and insight, as hard ...

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by Fuling
Sun May 12, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the general opinion on aviation channels like DJ's Aviation?
Replies: 14
Views: 1270

Re: What is the general opinion on aviation channels like DJ's Aviation?

DJ's Aviation is simply a collection of comments from airliners.net or wikipedia pages put into script form. I would recommend Wendover also.

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by Fuling
Tue May 07, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand to JFK?
Replies: 55
Views: 8101

Re: Air New Zealand to JFK?

The point of NZ flying to NYC is… SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER/CNS-AKL-NYC as well as all of New Zealand. NZ has great Australian connections at AKL where transiting is very easy. There are a lot of other places to connect to get to Australia No one wants to sit on a long flight like that to connect. This f...

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by Fuling
Mon May 06, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand to JFK?
Replies: 55
Views: 8101

Re: Air New Zealand to JFK?

So at this point, any major international airline which doesn't serve JFK has a huge hole in their route map. When can we see Air New Zealand starting nonstop service to JFK from Auckland? Define 'major'? AC and UA are pretty major I'd say but has a huge hole without JFK? Why is this thread specifi...

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by Fuling
Wed May 01, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59754

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

As mentioned above Y seems popular on EK415. It was recently announced that First and Business Class passengers booked on EK415 would get a free night at Rydges. Perhaps the loads weren't too good in those classes, and the hotel stay is a way of tempting more First and Business pax onto EK415. https...

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by Fuling
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: RTW on SQ
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: RTW on SQ

Just a side note, the JFK-FRA-SIN-EWR routing would be better to get the real RTW experience. Don't do the reverse as you mentioned as an option. SIN-EWR crosses the Pacific, but EWR-SIN crosses the Atlantic, which you would do twice if you went EWR-SIN-FRA-JFK. :twocents:

Enjoy the trip!

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by Fuling
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The biggest cheaters ever !!! Qatar Airways
Replies: 25
Views: 1981

Re: The biggest cheaters ever !!! Qatar Airways

Mirelastrat wrote:
@fueling


Cargo attributes for luggage piece above 32 kgs.

If you have 2 pieces of luggage each one 22 , that is not Cargo.

Please read a bit more


Your allowance was 30kg, not 2x pieces. You should have been the one to 'read a bit more' when planning your trip.

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by Fuling
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The biggest cheaters ever !!! Qatar Airways
Replies: 25
Views: 1981

Re: The biggest cheaters ever !!! Qatar Airways

The reason you were charged at that rate is because anything over your allowance is technically cargo, and cargo rates are high! A lot higher than entitled passenger rates. I took a quick look at FedEx with the same criteria and they are charging $1044. Qatar Airways seems quite reasonable for the e...

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by Fuling
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Domestic Delta A350 Bliss: DEN-LAX, LAX-ATL, ATL-DEN
Replies: 10
Views: 9519

Re: Domestic Delta A350 Bliss: DEN-LAX, LAX-ATL, ATL-DEN

Coach is pretty 'Southwest-like' isnt it? Is there actually much difference?

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by Fuling
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67211

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

I’d imagine JNB and HND getting the A380 above any of those you mentioned. HND can take it in night hours when QF operate. And JNB probably at slightly reduced frequency 4-5 weekly in winter 5-7 weekly in summer. Anything new BNE-US I’m quite sure will be 789 be it DFW/ORD/SFO. HND won't happen as ...

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by Fuling
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are small Chinese airlines so successful?
Replies: 17
Views: 2973

Re: Why are small Chinese airlines so successful?

For long-haul at least its usually about subsidies, subsidies and subsidies often at both ends of the flight.

Its also why there are some foreign carriers in secondary cities like CTU or CGO

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by Fuling
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Diwali Celebrations
Replies: 0
Views: 857

Diwali Celebrations

Hi everyone,

I'm looking at going to Varanasi, India for Diwali this year, but I'd like to know if Diwali is just as grand as people say Dev Deepawali is? Or is it better to just be there for Dev Deepawali?

Thanks!

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by Fuling
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Horrible Jetstar Experience - Seat Space and Well-being Compromised
Replies: 36
Views: 7551

Re: Horrible Jetstar Experience - Seat Space and Well-being Compromised

@777Jet, its not really a trip report though is it, also mentioned a few posts ago. So technically this is just a complaint/rant that you wanted to make public.

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by Fuling
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine q400 Manila Brisbane scheduled 7 hours plus
Replies: 12
Views: 4774

Re: Philippine q400 Manila Brisbane scheduled 7 hours plus

As zeke mentioned, the registrations of the A321neo's are the same as previously used on the Dash 8's. FR24 may not have updated their database yet.

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by Fuling
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 19064

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

And thats a wrap. The last flight, TK54 to Singapore has departed. Thank you Ataturk Airport for all the memories.

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by Fuling
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 246
Views: 50198

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

One-off A380 QF5 SYD-SIN-LHR scheduled for May26. No obvious return. Possible positioning flight for first refurb It certainly looks like it, also with an interesting schedule in SIN (0515 arrival, 1000 departure), obviously to meet the schedule needs in both ends and to escape from the curfew. Mic...

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by Fuling
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Horrible Jetstar Experience - Seat Space and Well-being Compromised
Replies: 36
Views: 7551

Re: Horrible Jetstar Experience - Seat Space and Well-being Compromised

but honestly - that's a one hour flight - where is the chivalry for your own wife? She should have been in 12F, and you should have relocated, squashed your long legs for that hour and/or dealt with the F/A stuff directly. Really - you should have. Wrong. That also would not have gone down well giv...

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by Fuling
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do Boeing / Airbus deliver small planes in remote countries?
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: How do Boeing / Airbus deliver small planes in remote countries?

NZ A320 family are delivered TLS-MCT-KUL-CNS-AKL.

QF/VA B737 family are delivered PAE-HNL-NAN-Australia.

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by Fuling
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about SSSS
Replies: 14
Views: 1405

Re: Question about SSSS

I've been through SSSS before at SFO, on the return leg of a IST-LAX/SFO-IST trip. I asked the TSA staff if SSSS is common and they said its pretty rare and happens maybe once or twice a day at SFO. He also said it could be related to recent travel movements. At the time I was living in Turkey when...

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by Fuling
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about SSSS
Replies: 14
Views: 1405

Re: Question about SSSS

I've been through SSSS before at SFO, on the return leg of a IST-LAX/SFO-IST trip. I asked the TSA staff if SSSS is common and they said its pretty rare and happens maybe once or twice a day at SFO. He also said it could be related to recent travel movements. At the time I was living in Turkey when ...

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by Fuling
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Odd flight timing, BA237 LHR-DME
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: Odd flight timing, BA237 LHR-DME

This kind of flight timing is pretty common around the world, even for a 3 hr flight. BA237 might be appealing to business travellers on a tight schedule. But it returns as BA236, departing DME at 5:30ish and getting back to LHR around 7:00, which would connect pax onto Trans-Atlantic flights. That'...

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by Fuling
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The benefit of computer travel agents over humans is..?
Replies: 13
Views: 2053

Re: The benefit of computer travel agents over humans is..?

I recently looked at flights from DEL to HND. MU had two options. 1) DEL-PVG-PEK-PVG-HND, or 2) DEL-PVG-HND. The DEL-PVG and PVG-HND flight was the same for both options, yet option 2 had a 13 hour layover and was $105 more!

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by Fuling
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no non-stop Qantas flight to PEK&PVG from MEL?
Replies: 38
Views: 4296

Re: Why no non-stop Qantas flight to PEK&PVG from MEL?

It's extremely high yielding, huge O&D demand, unlimited traffic rights, plenty of spare aircraft to fly it... No idea why QF doesn't fly it :duck:

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by Fuling
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn´t Emirates fly the A380 to Haneda?
Replies: 11
Views: 3069

Re: Why doesn´t Emirates fly the A380 to Haneda?

UA857, can you please give a good reason why they would?

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by Fuling
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't KLM, Alitalia, and SAS fly to Haneda?
Replies: 2
Views: 1103

Re: Why doesn't KLM, Alitalia, and SAS fly to Haneda?

UA857, airlines cant just fly anywhere they want, when they want, or fly between hubs just cause its a hub. Or even hub to city routes. There are certain regulations, restrictions and economics to running an airline.

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by Fuling
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LH or BA in MSP
Replies: 96
Views: 9533

Re: Why no LH or BA in MSP

Yields are extremely high, huge O&D demand. LH and BA are just scared to 'make' so much money. :duck:

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by Fuling
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75611

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

With HND I imagine we will see something similar to the BNE-LAX route. Switch the current QF25/QF26 to a B789, and add SYD-TYO 3x weekly to closely match Y capacity (perhaps A330). Around that time we might see SYD-SCL (moved to daily) going to the B789 to operate SYD-SCL-SYD-HND-SYD which would cou...

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by Fuling
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 213
Views: 28086

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

--- FLOWN --- 02JAN19 QF025 SYD-HND B744 VH-OEE 18JAN19 AA026 HND-LAX B789 N829AN 01FEB19 AA027 LAX-HND B789 N833AN 16FEB19 KA391 HND-HKG A320 B-HSU 17FEB19 KA396 HKG-HND A320 B-HSN --- BOOKED --- 01MAR19 JL025 HND-PEK B763 04MAR19 JL022 PEK-HND B788 (BIZ TRIP TO NANJING – ITINERARY NOT SET) 05APR19...

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by Fuling
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the most overserved aviation market?
Replies: 17
Views: 2125

Re: What's the most overserved aviation market?

HND-ITM would be up there. WB hourly flights by both JL and NH, yet they only average around 65%-70% LF.

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by Fuling
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 246
Views: 50198

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Chris2302 wrote:
Why is VH-OEB operating QF91?


Yesterday's QF91/QF92 were cancelled because of Cyclone Oma. So they sent a B744 to pick up the backlog from yesterday, and of today's regular rotation.

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by Fuling
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up
Replies: 42
Views: 4397

Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

I'd have to say the 77W. I used to live a stones-throw away from IST, and when the winds were blowing the right way I could hear the GE90's start up from the lounge room. It was the only sounds we'd hear from the airport and it was absolute music to my ears!

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by Fuling
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22534

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

Is there any Airline that confirmed a dedicated lounge in the new airport ? in addition to the alliances lounges. Surely EK will open a new lounge at the new airport. On that note, isn't EK the only airline (apart from TK) that has a dedicated lounge at the current IST? If so then I'd imagine the o...

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by Fuling
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22534

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

And in regard to this, I have always found the schedule of the IST GRU EZE flight to be an outlier in the grand scheme of the TK operation. It seems to me that a 2am departure would make a lot more sense for this flight, but I have no clear data on the kind of connecting markets that make this flig...

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by Fuling
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 94976

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Just wondering where QF is getting the A330 fleet repainted? I know QPJ was done in Victorville, but are all of them?

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by Fuling
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 15623

Re: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles

Well that's a uck up!!

Any idea if the port side was painted paciic too?

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by Fuling
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK Performance on Istanbul - Mogadishu, Somalia route?
Replies: 24
Views: 4792

Re: TK Performance on Istanbul - Mogadishu, Somalia route?

aemoreira1981 wrote:
Noticing that TK686/7 MGQ service is a tag-on to IST-JIB service, I would not be surprised if the crew change occurs in JIB rather than MGQ. The plane only stays on the ground in MGQ for about one hour.


You’re correct. The crew rotation is IST-JIB, 24 hour layover, then JIB-MGQ-JIB-IST.

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by Fuling
Wed May 02, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 47473

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

If I recall correctly, LATAM B787 flights to AKL and MEL operate with ETOPS 330? When QF replaces the B744 with the new 6x B789, will it also be certified by CASA at ETOPS 330? If so, that means SYD-JNB could operate pretty well too? What could happen with capacity for the HND flight? Could we see d...

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by Fuling
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 10192

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

How many codeshares does TK now have to Australia? I think OZ, TG and SQ are also providing codeshare? TK may have an interline agreement with PR through MNL as well. I'm not sure. But I did fly on a PR issued ticket last July, (IST-MNL-MEL) with the IST-MNL sector being operated by TK. But I didn'...

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by Fuling
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71509

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Now entering Turkish airspace. Cruising at 388kts, FL380. Remaining flight time estimated at 5h 13m

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