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by Fuling
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021
Replies: 119
Views: 21387

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021

Speaking of the QLink E190's, any idea when we will see the first one will be painted?

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by Fuling
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021
Replies: 119
Views: 21387

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021

On QF's socials, I saw they mentioned a flight to Tokyo tomorrow (7/17) for the Olympic team. Are they operating a charter this year? While I can't imagine there will be any celebrations, I was wondering if there are any details floating around?

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by Fuling
Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021
Replies: 119
Views: 21387

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021

tristans wrote:
Have read its a military charter.


The QF flight to Alaska or LA flight via BNE?

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by Fuling
Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue 9400 en route to LHR
Replies: 45
Views: 13178

Re: JetBlue 9400 en route to LHR

LX015 wrote:
Never mind, just realized its not.


I wonder if they have tanks of water on each seat to simulate passenger weights though?

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by Fuling
Sat Jul 10, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 86186

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

BenTheGreat97 wrote:


You're kidding right? Take another look, the left engine will definitely need replacing too ;)

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by Fuling
Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 86186

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

squattie wrote:


Wow, those are great pictures actually! Amazing the pilots lived to tell the story.

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by Fuling
Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 86186

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

Let's see if this is made into a movie...

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by Fuling
Fri Jul 02, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021
Replies: 119
Views: 21387

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021

http://theqantassource.com/ Farewell to the above source which was rich of information. Another reference tool gone by the wayside. Any idea why it closed? I have no knowledge of why, but I would suspect that website maintenance is not a quick and easy job, after 10 years the operators might have h...

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by Fuling
Thu Jul 01, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SSSS screening
Replies: 13
Views: 2094

Re: SSSS screening

SSSS took probably an extra 15-20 minutes for me at SFO. Its all done in the main TSA hall, so no cheek-spreading thankfully.

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by Fuling
Thu Jul 01, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2021
Replies: 81
Views: 10797

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2021

I have this idea since long, which has never materialised even before the Covid-19 pandemic days. It's a well known fact that there's a well-addicted Jewish community in Israel for gambling and there's a big gambling center (with huge casinos...) in Macau. If well negotiated with the Chinese author...

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by Fuling
Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas to St Lucia ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3394

Re: Qantas to St Lucia ?

Cool routing - we don't often see big great circle routes in the southern hemisphere. I wonder if the test team even notices? Others have also been asking about the return - whther it will travel via the US to pick up cargo, or other duties elsewhere. Does anyone know the answer re expected return ...

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by Fuling
Tue Jun 29, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas to St Lucia ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3394

Re: Qantas to St Lucia ?

You can track the flight live here: https://www.flightradar24.com/QFA6079/2835fc4e This route more than an hour longer than the world's longest flown route pre-Corona (SIN-JFK). SIN - JFK 9537 mi BNE - UVF 10057 mi SINEWR still flies. SIA24 SIN - EWR. Wait… wasn’t the flight supposed to change over...

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by Fuling
Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 352
Views: 81521

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

zkojq wrote:
Can't wait for the flights to be loaded into the schedules so I can start planning a trip.


Likewise, with HND as my current local airport I'm holding my breathe that we will see the A346 return :D

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by Fuling
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in
Replies: 54
Views: 5726

Re: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in

Ansett Australia B767-200 as a kid. I used to have a neighbour who worked as a shift manager, and whenever I went to BNE he would take me onboard between turn arounds and get me swag and drinks in those mini cans. Just never got to fly on the AN B762s.

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by Fuling
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 173
Views: 47390

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Yes IIRC it was 7 daily flights max to any where in Germany. It's actually any frequency (IIRC) to any four points in Germany. Pre-COVID EK had 10x daily flights to Germany. Yes, and Germany said if you want unlimited ports then you get 7 daily flights instead as above? Oh, whoops! Missed that some...

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by Fuling
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPE-ONT
Replies: 17
Views: 3827

Re: TPE-ONT

LAX772LR wrote:
What's the eqp on ONT, A359 or 77W?

Also, have they ever flown their 789s to N.America? Does it have sufficient crew facilities therefor?


Was B77W, then switched to A359 as they came about. Not sure exactly when that was.

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by Fuling
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 173
Views: 47390

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

The situation of traffic rights for UAE Airlines to Germany has not changed, a EU-UAE open skies failed a couple of years ago. Honestly I dont think we will ever see them at Berlin before, one day, there might be a Open Skies. I absolutely do not see them ditch MUC, FRA, DUS or HAM for BER. There w...

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by Fuling
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A350XWB at St Maarten (SXM)
Replies: 41
Views: 9747

Re: The A350XWB at St Marteen(SXM)

It only takes about 19 to 20 seconds to start it's rotation which makes me believe it was on the lighter side It's only going to another island, so it has no reason to be all that heavy. Sorry I was reading into what the other poster stated about the 9 hour flight to Paris. Makes even more sense if...

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by Fuling
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 63744

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

I literally saw this and thought it was one of those "I think I'm good at photo-shop", April Fools posts on Insta. Then realised it was posted by United.

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by Fuling
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: City Pairs with “Endless Demand”
Replies: 37
Views: 4041

Re: City Pairs with “Endless Demand”

MaxTrimm wrote:
I’ll revise my post a little bit - what are city pairs with endless LEISURE demand? The business routes would just be your highest frequency routes in the world, but what about for tourism and VFR traveling?


Nordic and Western Europe, and the UK/Ireland to anywhere Mediterranean.

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by Fuling
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 40167

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

Re New BNE Intl. I would have loved to see the domestic terminal circle shape be extended around, instead of this box shape. Though it might need to be wider and longer for the larger aircraft, it would be quite a building once done!

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by Fuling
Fri May 28, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible 777-9LR variant?
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

Re: Possible 777-9LR variant?

Similar to how Airbus is proposing a ULH variant of the A35J called the A350-1000ULR. Will Boeing in response to Airbus propose a ULH variant of the 779 called the 777-9LR? The 779LR could fly further than the 778 and could be used on SQ´s SIN-JFK/EWR route and a possible GRU-NRT nonstop. Why would...

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by Fuling
Wed May 26, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3x 747-8s simultaneously on the FRA-BAH route
Replies: 6
Views: 1786

Re: 3x 747-8s simultaneously on the FRA-BAH route

As others above mentioned, BAH is now a tech stop to switch crew for flights to India. Crew fly on a FRA-BAH//BAH-India-BAH//BAH-FRA rotation. All still operate with their original LH7xx numbers.

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by Fuling
Sat May 22, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible 777-9LR variant?
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

Re: Possible 777-9LR variant?

Similar to how Airbus is proposing a ULH variant of the A35J called the A350-1000ULR. Will Boeing in response to Airbus propose a ULH variant of the 779 called the 777-9LR? The 779LR could fly further than the 778 and could be used on SQ´s SIN-JFK/EWR route and a possible GRU-NRT nonstop. Why would...

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by Fuling
Fri May 07, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: ANA to retire 35 aircraft in 2020
Replies: 128
Views: 35071

Re: Updated: ANA to retire 35 aircraft in 2020

Momo1435 wrote:
10x 777-300


That's a combination of -300 and -300ER, right? I've already noticed a few B789 on HND-CTS where the B773 used to operate.

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by Fuling
Wed May 05, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 42240

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

Looks like QF are sending A330's up to Darwin again for the dry season, starting later this month. SYD sees a daily A332, and BNE sees a 3x weekly A333 (going daily in July) - both on the day trip return services. When was the last time QF sent A330's to DRW? I have great memories of flying BNE-DRW ...

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by Fuling
Sat May 01, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 42240

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

Where is the year going? No further than New Zealand, it seems. And perhaps Singapore, and Japan later on IF we're lucky. Unlikely though....... Honestly, Japan is doing a pretty bad job with regulating the virus. With 5000+ cases reported daily, a still growing fourth wave and third State of Emerg...

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by Fuling
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 44712

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Is that for just scheduled maintenance? Also I was under the impression that a lot of the A380 flight crews had taken redundancy, and if so, who flies the planes? Thanks. Wasn't there going to be an A380 heading to DRS soon? OQC has the old interior, so maybe it's being prepped for a departure to D...

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by Fuling
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 44712

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Good signs that QF’s A380’s will be brought back to life with OQC scheduled to depart VCV bound for LAX. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Is that for just scheduled maintenance? Also I was under the impression that a lot of the A380 flight crews had taken redundancy, and if so, who flies the plan...

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by Fuling
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Singapore Airlines 777-9 potential routes?
Replies: 7
Views: 1127

Re: Singapore Airlines 777-9 potential routes?

779 doesn't have the range needed for ULH routes like SIN-JFK/EWR/LAX. Capacity and range-wise, the aircraft will be the best replacement for 77W and A380. According to SimpleFlying: https://simpleflying.com/boeing-777x-routes/. It's said that If SQ's SIN-JFK/EWR route gains traction they might put...

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by Fuling
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights from Madrid-United States for summer 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 1884

Re: Flights from Madrid-United States for summer 2021

Iberia always have daily doubles to Miami and New York...will this summer be only one daily per city instead of 2 daily? What about the always seasonal United Washington to Madrid flight and the newly re-started route Madrid-Washington that supposed to start Summer 20 and it was obviously postponed...

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by Fuling
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights from Madrid-United States for summer 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 1884

Re: Flights from Madrid-United States for summer 2021

ContinentalEWR wrote:
What about Barcelona?


For the same mid-July week, these came up:

BCN-NYC
UA/DL daily, IB(Level) 3x weekly

BCN-BOS
IB(Level) 4x weekly

BCN-ATL
DL daily

BCN-MIA
AA daily

BCN-SFO
IB(Level) 2x weekly

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by Fuling
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights from Madrid-United States for summer 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 1884

Re: Flights from Madrid-United States for summer 2021

No results come up in the middle of July for those three.

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by Fuling
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights from Madrid-United States for summer 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 1884

Re: Flights from Madrid-United States for summer 2021

Just looking at MAD to the main hubs for a week in mid-July, I get:

MAD-NYC
US3/IB daily + UX 4x weekly

MAD-BOS
IB 3x weekly

MAD-MIA
AA/IB daily

MAD-DFW
AA daily

MAD-ORD
IB 3x weekly

MAD-ATL
DL daily

MAD-LAX
IB 4x weekly

MAD-SFO
IB 3x weekly

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by Fuling
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windsor Castle No Fly Zone
Replies: 19
Views: 4018

Re: Windsor Castle No Fly Zone

Apparently they are looking at imposing a NFZ for 1.5 Miles and 2500ft around Windsor Castle. I don't understand how this will be possible, the Castle is almost directly under the final approach to 09L and to a lesser extent 09R, planes are usually around 1K feet as they pass over. How will 09 ops ...

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by Fuling
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 44712

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

Very happy seeing all those aircraft flying across the Tasman! How did the terminal arrangement work out in the end?

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by Fuling
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: India Europe nonstop market
Replies: 24
Views: 2296

Re: India Europe nonstop market

Istanbul IST

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by Fuling
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?
Replies: 75
Views: 5429

Re: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?

NRT-IST-SZG / BSL-IST-NRT with TK in December 2019 to meet-up with the in-laws and visit a bunch of xmas markets. Pretty average flights, pretty bad food.

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by Fuling
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 319
Views: 37589

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.

It'll be interesting to see how this develops, and if we will see a code-share and a set up similar to Deutsche Bahn's Rail&Fly. I haven't really looked into it, but how are TGV connections from CDG and ORY?

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by Fuling
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: April’s fool: Airline edition
Replies: 69
Views: 9085

Re: April’s fool: Airline edition

Boeing to offer Combi conversions on the 77W.

hivue wrote:
(BTW, did you hear that they removed the word "gullible" from the dictionary?)


It's not there actually.

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by Fuling
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 196
Views: 26730

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

Both the a320 and 737 are in use at the QF group, so this will be interesting. And with around 100 A321neo/LR/XLR on order for the group, , it does help one picture a domestic fleet of A320neo family aircraft. :scratchchin: Many of those are earmarked for JetStar. QF has 75 737s alone, it can go ei...

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by Fuling
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 196
Views: 26730

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

BrianDromey wrote:
Both the a320 and 737 are in use at the QF group, so this will be interesting.


And with around 100 A321neo/LR/XLR on order for the group, , it does help one picture a domestic fleet of A320neo family aircraft. :scratchchin:

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by Fuling
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 173
Views: 47390

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Does anyone recall whether the old EK432 DXB-SIN-BNE-AKL around '06/'07 was operated by a -300 or -300ER?

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by Fuling
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF
Replies: 135
Views: 41505

Re: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF

Would a person like Trump fly with anything but Rolls-Royce engines? I’m really surprised he used a foreign engine. What happened to make America great again? I know, right? I'm not defending the move, but I'm sure that's just a publicity (and political) slogan. As a businessman, he would be thinki...

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by Fuling
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NYC-London Aircraft Economics
Replies: 25
Views: 4232

Re: NYC-London Aircraft Economics

Frequency of services comes into play a bit here too. BA would rather have more flights spaced out throughout the day, rather than just 2 or 3 per day. So the smaller aircraft makes a bit more sense in that case. Having more also helps with slot management for winter operations too.

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by Fuling
Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa - Frankfurt to Orlando canceled?
Replies: 20
Views: 2403

Re: Lufthansa - Frankfurt to Orlando canceled?

In case I choose to connect, will I have to collect my luggage at the connection airport and then go through customs there, or just connect and go through customs at Orlando which would be my final destination? Depends on where you connect. If you're connecting in the United States, you claim your ...

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by Fuling
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa - Frankfurt to Orlando canceled?
Replies: 20
Views: 2403

Re: Lufthansa - Frankfurt to Orlando canceled?

Well, that is really strange, because how come they have flights to Miami? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DLH462 My suspicion is that for some odd reason they canceled flights to Orlando...Which is NOT really convenient because in that case, I would have to fly to Miami and then drive three ho...

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by Fuling
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 48518

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

Going on from last months thread, it looks like QF's BNE-NRT will be switching to HND from October, operating 3x weekly (with MEL-HND 4x weekly). Hopefully QF gets VA's slot and that sticks around when things start to recover! :crossfingers:

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by Fuling
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Western Sydney Airport VS Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. Which one will be bigger?
Replies: 16
Views: 2178

Re: Western Sydney Airport VS Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. Which one will be bigger?

Pcoder wrote:
I'll also predict Qantas will fly international from SWZ as the purchase of the a321XLR will allow them to operate the thin long routes to Asia without having to fill up a whole widebody.


And why couldn't they do that from SYD?

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