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by Fuling
Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?
Replies: 69
Views: 12150

Re: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?

Their base salary for cabin crew in the UK is also lower than in Australia, so QF can save there too. This is also why they have bases in New Zealand.

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by Fuling
Sun Dec 26, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where can I find out diversion reasons?
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

Re: Where can I find out diversion reasons?

If the cause of diversion is medical or weather related, I'm not sure there's a place where that info is published. I suppose for weather, you could check the destination airport's weather and assume if it's bad enough for an aircraft to divert somewhere else. For anything mechanical or serious, che...

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by Fuling
Fri Dec 24, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021
Replies: 478
Views: 63004

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021

And remember it's still bus between London Heathrow and Gatwick and Tokyo Narita and Haneda, both airports with far more connections. Not to derail the argument but NRT and HND are connected by one train line. Trains between HND and NRT fairly infrequent. And it's hardly one line. Its a number of l...

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by Fuling
Wed Dec 22, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas planning Chicago, Seattle
Replies: 81
Views: 13187

Re: Qantas planning Chicago, Seattle

It was MEL/AKL/ORD and it was canned because of the GFC. It was MEL-LAX-ORD in 2003. No way a 744ER was doing AKL-ORD with a viable load or ORD-AKL more the issue. QF were going to do AKL-DFW around the same time when they got the 744ER though a regular 744 could have done it to with less freight, ...

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by Fuling
Tue Dec 21, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VN SFO-SGN vesus SQ SFO-SIN, same flying time but longer distance for SFO-SIN, bad planning by VN?
Replies: 6
Views: 1443

Re: VN SFO-SGN vesus SQ SFO-SIN, same flying time but longer distance for SFO-SIN, bad planning by VN?

There's no poor planning on anyones part as there is a lot more involved than just measuring a distance. Other factors include how each airline operates its aircraft, weights, pax numbers, the schedule and yes planned routings.

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by Fuling
Tue Dec 14, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the cheapest flight you have ever taken?
Replies: 48
Views: 3262

Re: What is the cheapest flight you have ever taken?

I can't remember how, but I managed to get a pretty cheap deal with LH on BRE-FRA-NYC/BOS-FRA-BRE, something like €300. The last FRA-BRE leg was overbooked so I took the voluntary bump and got €250 back. All up, 50€. Maybe not the "cheapest" flight, but by distance and service I'd say its ...

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by Fuling
Fri Dec 10, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Took Air France to MIA
Replies: 14
Views: 2304

Re: Took Air France to MIA

1, The wooden fork and knife is worthless. Impossible to cut the food or the bread in order to put butter on it with that knife. If continuing with those let customers know to bring their own because, these are worthless. It is on their website (under sustainability), and I would also like to see s...

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by Fuling
Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NH retrofitted 777-300ER's
Replies: 1
Views: 684

Re: NH retrofitted 777-300ER's

Currently, only five of the fifteen -300ER's have the new interior. Every flight between NRT and ORD since Sept 11 have been one operated by of these five refitted aircraft. I'd say your chances are pretty high!

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by Fuling
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any possibility of AA adding SEA-CTS using an A321XLR?
Replies: 6
Views: 1522

Re: Any possibility of AA adding SEA-CTS using an A321XLR?

It just doesn't make sense. All of the places you've mentioned can be accessed via TYO. Think of the other end too. This flight also would only really cater to SEA and it's regional catchment traffic, as passengers to/from anywhere else in North America will simply travel on other flights via TYO or...

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by Fuling
Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021
Replies: 383
Views: 60533

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021

QF41 wrote:
VH-EBM is currently flying around off the coast of abu Dhabi as QF6013. Any idea that its up too?


Flight tests. It's been in AUH since early September. Speculation then was it received the modifications for the BNE-LAX/SFO flights. Was this ever confirmed?

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by Fuling
Thu Nov 04, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 98733

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

https://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/ ... 6014775618
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xwb777 wrote:
Emirates is advertising for a Supervisor Airport Services in Israel.

New destination to be announced?


Well, you called it. TLV - coming December 2021.

https://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/ ... 6014775618

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by Fuling
Mon Nov 01, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 98733

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

The only major city in Western Europe missing EK is HEL. Berlin just called. They want to have a chat. Berlin is not allowed due to maxed out bilateral agreements between UAE and Germany. I’d test the waters to VLC by sending a flydubai MAX. Right. I know about the bilateral, but HEL isn't the only...

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by Fuling
Mon Nov 01, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 98733

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

x1234 wrote:
The only major city in Western Europe missing EK is HEL.


Berlin just called. They want to have a chat.

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by Fuling
Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United New International Routes October 28, 8:00 a.m. ET
Replies: 154
Views: 24220

Re: United New International Routes October 28, 8:00 a.m. ET

With Australia opening up in stages, could we see something resumed or added there? Maybe SFO-MEL resumed or even a new SFO-BNE?

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by Fuling
Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?
Replies: 29
Views: 1490

Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

By sectors:

1. Qantas (50)
2. Lufthansa (36)
3. Turkish Airlines (24)

By distance:

1. Qantas Airways (161,257km)
2. Lufthansa (79,324km)
3. Air China (68,075km)

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by Fuling
Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 420
Views: 62063

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

6576107 First ex-SilkAir 737 (was 9V-MGI) now in VA colors as VH-IWQ. I assume she still has to have its interior changed to VA standard in BNE. Interestingly, it looks like there is no name for her as yet. Did they just paint the tail and add decals? There’s a noticeable difference in the white on...

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by Fuling
Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 420
Views: 62063

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

I’m surprised SYD-SIN hasn’t been brought forward to November. With Singapore easing border restrictions for fully vaccinated passengers, it seems like a logical add 3x weekly alongside LHR and LAX. Singapore has not yet established a VTL (Vaccinated Travel Lane) with Australia. Hence no news regar...

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by Fuling
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody
Replies: 105
Views: 5449

Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Fuling wrote:
Like the OP, my shortest widebody flight is Istanbul Ataturk-Izmir on a mix of TK A332, A343 and B77W.

My longest narrowbody flight would be Brisbane-Perth on a QF B738.


Oops, my longest narrowbody is actually a CO B752 Newark-Edinburgh. Was a great flight, how did I forget!

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by Fuling
Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 420
Views: 62063

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

As much as they want to do it, I don’t think the balance sheet can handle a 737 replacement order and an A350 order right now. Bear in mind that the 737 replacement order will according to Qantas involve a staged spend-and-delivery program spread over a decade, so this won't be one massive hit to t...

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by Fuling
Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody
Replies: 105
Views: 5449

Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Like the OP, my shortest widebody flight is Istanbul Ataturk-Izmir on a mix of TK A332, A343 and B77W.

My longest narrowbody flight would be Brisbane-Perth on a QF B738.

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by Fuling
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A380 - Who's have you flown ?
Replies: 43
Views: 2019

Re: Airbus A380 - Who's have you flown ?

Qantas / MEL-SIN-LHR
Emirates / DXB-PVG
Singapore Airlines / SYD-SIN

Next year, ANA / NRT-HNL

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by Fuling
Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?
Replies: 65
Views: 3244

Re: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?

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Username checks out :bigthumbsup:

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by Fuling
Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 420
Views: 62063

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

I assume the cabin crew on DRW-LHR will be the LHR based crew who previously did QF9 between PER and LHR. Wasn’t that base closed? I thought all LHR and AKL crew were made redundant? Was there a CHC base too? Doubt there are many (100 or so) QAL crew left - only QCCD and QCCA. If that’s the case, h...

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by Fuling
Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 172
Views: 24676

Re: Boeing B747 - Whose have you flown?

Lingon wrote:
There is another thread for this, last post only two weeks ago https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1454913, which I think started this "Aeroplane XYZ whose have you flown".

Just saying.


Indeed there was. Thanks!

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by Fuling
Fri Oct 01, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 172
Views: 24676

Boeing B747 - Whose have you flown?

One I'm sure a lot of us have been waiting for! To kick things off, I've got: -300 Qantas / SYD-PER, PER-SYD -400 Air New Zealand / BNE-AKL, AKL-BNE (these were the first flight I remember, and the one I fell in love with flying on. So it definitely has a special place) Lufthansa / BOS-FRA-PVG Catha...

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by Fuling
Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airline gonna be the first with 1,000 aircraft in its fleet?
Replies: 15
Views: 1097

Re: Which airline gonna be the first with 1,000 aircraft in its fleet?

Actually, including their wholly-owned subsidiaries, American Airlines Group is already over the 1000 mark.

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by Fuling
Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A340 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 47
Views: 2200

Re: Airbus A340 - Whose have you flown?

-300

Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, LAN Chile

-500

Emirates

-600

Etihad

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by Fuling
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 47377

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

. . . not sure what numbering was used for the old Fiesta route to LHR through Mexico and Bermuda. Seriously dredging the memory banks (it was one or two years ago after all) but I think they were QF580/581. Obviously prior to the current numbering system. Those flight numbers ring a bell. I seem t...

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by Fuling
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A330 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 68
Views: 5103

Airbus A330 - Whose have you flown?

Just to keep this going, it's time for the 'A330 - Whose have you flown?' thread. This includes the NEO as well. I'm guessing there will be quite a few unique answers on this one! For my flight records, I've got: -200 Air China x10, Turkish Airlines x2, Qantas x1, Qatar Airways x1, Etihad x1 -300 Qa...

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by Fuling
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?
Replies: 65
Views: 3244

Re: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?

-200

Air China x2, ANA x4, JAL x1

-200ER

Singapore Airlines x5

-200LR

Emirates x1

-300

ANA x1

-300ER

ANA x2, Emirates x7, Turkish Airlines x4, Air China x1, Qatar Airways x1

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by Fuling
Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 103
Views: 7728

Re: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?

All -300 or -300ER: Qantas, Royal Brunei, JAL, ANA, British Airways, Transaero.

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by Fuling
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT
Replies: 63
Views: 13972

Re: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT

Excellent idea -well done Finnair They must have decades of data on travel and customers from ARN and their fantastic Asian crews are hard to beat Surprisingly, on my AY/CX HEL-HKG-CGK flight, AY managed to nail the Asian meal better than CX! Not to mention the superiority of their A359 compared to...

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by Fuling
Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 354
Views: 63208

Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

With SQ's current short haul and regional route network, there is no route that the B737NG and B737Max cannot operate. Longer routes will just be operated by A359/ B78X. Almost. Most (if not all) of eastern Australia has now gone to regional eqp for SQ. As stated, it's 78X and A359 (9V-SH* regional...

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by Fuling
Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aeroflot Asia expansion and Beijing Daxing PKX
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: Aeroflot Asia expansion and Beijing Daxing PKX

The rest of SkyTeam? Where are Air France, KLM, Korean Air, China Airlines and Garuda? Also, give the 'Aeroflot to BOM and SIN' rhetoric a rest.

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by Fuling
Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Post-Pandemic ANA Future Destinations
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Post-Pandemic ANA Future Destinations

Auckland Bengaluru Brisbane Busan Chiang Mai Christchurch Colombo Da Nang Kaohsiung Kona Melbourne Phuket I'd say only Kaohsiung, Kona or Melbourne are the realistic destinations off that list. If Virgin Australia don't commence BNE-HND, ANA might go with Brisbane too. Istanbul, Milan, Stockholm an...

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by Fuling
Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 220
Views: 37171

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021

A few European airlines use a Mobile Crew Rest MC41 container on their A340's (and some A330). It's about 2x LD6 in size. Perhaps this will be an option Airbus offers QF.

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by Fuling
Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 220
Views: 37171

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021

Wow - Qantas A380s coming back from June 2022, with five by end of 2022 for LAX and SIN-LHR, but two will be retired. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-a380s-to-return-from-june-2022 Another optimistic announcement. What’s the bet that Nancy-Bird will be one of the two to fly into reti...

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by Fuling
Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan
Replies: 177
Views: 36874

Re: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan

DOT Allows Foreign Carriers To Operate Afghanistan Evacuations The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has loosened its rules on foreign airlines to operate evacuation flights. With the goal of speeding up the evacuation of refugees and key personnel from Afghanistan, the DOT has given...

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Because it is?

https://www.flightradar24.com/WSLR51/28ccad8f

taking the same route. As did the KC-130J and the C-17 before it.


Are they using Al Minhad AB in the UAE?
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sasd209 wrote:
Joshu wrote:
sasd209 wrote:


How do you know that it is heading in?



Because it is?

https://www.flightradar24.com/WSLR51/28ccad8f

taking the same route. As did the KC-130J and the C-17 before it.


Are they using Al Minhad AB in the UAE?

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by Fuling
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 191977

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

TK706 IST - KBL has turned around. Heading back towards Turkmenistan.

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by Fuling
Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ restarts 5th Freedom SIN-TPE-LAX flights
Replies: 45
Views: 7064

Re: SQ restarts 5th Freedom SIN-TPE-LAX flights

That will be a lot of SQ seats into LAX. The daily SQ38 non-stop and SQ12 via NRT, and now this one 3x weekly via TPE. Awesome!

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by Fuling
Mon Aug 09, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new airlines can we expect to Brisbane?
Replies: 24
Views: 2809

Re: What new airlines can we expect to Brisbane?

\ How about SQ and BR? I think you are missing those 2 star alliance carriers. Sorry, I forgot about EVA. I didn't include SQ as I think they're only operating cargo flights now (I think), but you're right they are a scheduled Star Alliance member into BNE. Do/did the JQ 787s fly into KIX? I though...

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by Fuling
Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 220
Views: 37171

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021

Interesting find on FR24. Six Batik Air and Lion Air are flying into PHE from CGK today. Going into short term storage perhaps?

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by Fuling
Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the greatest airport in the world?
Replies: 46
Views: 3723

Re: What is the greatest airport in the world?

MUC

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by Fuling
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new airlines can we expect to Brisbane?
Replies: 24
Views: 2809

Re: What new airlines can we expect to Brisbane?

JL returning would be a treat!
TG, KE and MU might attempt BNE year-round again.
QR being allowed to keep BNE permanently post border opening.
AA to DFW as mentioned above.
Otherwise I can't see many others coming in. Hope I'm wrong though.

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by Fuling
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future International Airlines for ORD
Replies: 18
Views: 2039

Re: Future International Airlines for ORD

QF has had it's eye on ORD for a while now. They've tried to get in twice actually - opened it for bookings but then something came up and plans were cancelled (9/11 and Covid).

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by Fuling
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 14254

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2021

https://investor.turkishairlines.com/en ... nouncement


Full of info as usual...
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ushuaia wrote:
27.07.2021 - New Route Announcement

Incorporation decided to start operating scheduled flights, based on market conditions, to CEB.

Source:
https://investor.turkishairlines.com/en ... nouncement


Full of info as usual...

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by Fuling
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 26741

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: 131
Views: 26741

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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