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by Fuling
Wed Dec 07, 2022 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 182
Views: 19272

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

What I'd like to see happen with the QF fleet is: - JQ replacing all B788 routes with A321XLR (except HNL - perhaps move to QF). - JQ's B788 move to QF. - QF refit the B787 fleet (with PE), similar to what AC has (B788 J20/C21/Y214 - B789 J30/C21/Y247) for consistency across international. - The no...

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by Fuling
Wed Dec 07, 2022 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 182
Views: 19272

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

What I'd like to see happen with the QF fleet is: - JQ replacing all B788 routes with A321XLR (except HNL - perhaps move to QF). - JQ's B788 move to QF. - QF refit the B787 fleet (with PE), similar to what AC has (B788 J20/C21/Y214 - B789 J30/C21/Y247) for consistency across international. - The now...

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by Fuling
Mon Dec 05, 2022 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 182
Views: 19272

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

Speaking of CTS, anyone know what a QF A333 (QPE) was doing there on 11 Nov? Flew SYD-HND as the usual scheduled QF25 (10 Nov.), then QF6002 HND-CTS and QF302 CTS-SYD on 11 Nov. Edit: Must have been a charter of some kind. VH-QPC did the opposite routing on 05 Nov (QF301 SYD-CTS, QF6001 CTS-HND, QF2...

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by Fuling
Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever had a connection through your home airport?
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: Ever had a connection through your home airport?

Mine isn't strictly a 'connection', but is surprisingly another Bremen (home airport at the time) story! I had originally booked a flight from BRE-FRA-PVG with LH. However a few weeks before this flight, I found out I needed to go to New York and Boston. So rather than rebooking the BRE-PVG flight, ...

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by Fuling
Sun Dec 04, 2022 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 182
Views: 19272

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

The worst part about the baggage footage is that those idiots won’t be the ones copping abuse from passengers regarding broken bags - the Qantas baggage services staff on the frontline will be. Are the baggage service desks still handled by QF directly? I was under the impression they were Swisspor...

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by Fuling
Sun Dec 04, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Examples of Government aircraft in livery of national airline?
Replies: 30
Views: 3177

Re: Examples of Government aircraft in livery of national airline?

schernov wrote:
Russia uses Rossiya legacy paint job on Il96

Alitalia

British Airways


Alitalia and British Airways aren't examples of this. They are only used for government charters, rather than government aircraft with the same livery.

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by Fuling
Sat Dec 03, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 182
Views: 19272

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

Flyerqf wrote:
Fuling wrote:
Qantas' inaugural MEL-DFW takes off today at 14:00 AEST, with VH-ZNB doing the honours.

ZNH. And it’s delayed by 2 hours so far.


Thanks, I just came on to make those corrections.

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by Fuling
Sat Dec 03, 2022 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 182
Views: 19272

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

Qantas' inaugural MEL-DFW takes off today at 14:00 AEST, with VH-ZNB doing the honours.

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by Fuling
Sat Dec 03, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What current commercial plane would describe as “iconic”?
Replies: 22
Views: 870

Re: What current commercial plane would describe as “iconic”?

I have to say that the B707 was pretty iconic as it opened a lot of possibilities for airlines around the world. Eg, it allowed QF to fly non-stop across the Pacific. However, current commercial aircraft, the B747 gets a special mention for it's unique capabilities that it brought to the industry, a...

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by Fuling
Fri Dec 02, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 182
Views: 19272

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

Pm3207 wrote:
Seems to be a confluence of a few rumours that we might see a QF PER-BCN seasonal flight next year.


If you are referring to the comment by me on the new BCN long haul thread, it was (as the emoji suggests) just stirring the pot. Unless you've heard it elsewhere, could you link a source?

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by Fuling
Thu Dec 01, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 182
Views: 19272

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

Not sure if it was mentioned in earlier threads, as I have been travelling and only sporadically following a.net. But a recent TK investor update reaffirmed SYD as being on their to-do list. Along with many other destinations, so may not mean a lot. https://investor.turkishairlines.com/documents/pr...

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by Fuling
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 182
Views: 19272

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

Qantas' long awaited BNE-HND flight is commencing today, operating 3x weekly with an A330.

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by Fuling
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways new typeface ?
Replies: 43
Views: 9499

Re: British Airways new typeface ?

Cdydatzigs wrote:
CarbonFibre wrote:
Please, no drunk painter style KLM livery.

Wasn't that done to accomidate the lines of the 787?


I believe so, which is why United and EVA went the same way with their 787.

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by Fuling
Wed Nov 30, 2022 5:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flights by airplane type
Replies: 31
Views: 2504

Re: Longest flights by airplane type

Sorted by my most common family type: A320: TR TPE-SIN (A320neo) B737: QF PER-BNE (B737-800) A330: CA PEK-SYD (A330-300) B777: EK DXB-LAX (B777-200LR) B767: BI BNE-BWN (B767-300ER) B747: QF LAX-MEL (B747-400ER) B787: AC NRT-YVR (B787-9) A340: EY SYD-AUH (A340-600) E190: AC LAX-YVR (E195) A380: QF S...

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by Fuling
Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2023 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 12
Views: 790

Re: Your 2023 Booked/Flown Flights

Thanks to a bun in the oven, just one last trip planned so far. Will probably do another trip or two once the bub is ready to fly!

January:

NH: HND-OKA(Okinawa)-HND

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by Fuling
Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JAL has fallen off
Replies: 12
Views: 2827

Re: JAL has fallen off

Speaking of Narita, I noticed that the pre-COVID A380 flights, for the most part, didn't line up with the NA bank. It makes me wonder what connecting traffic these flights were trying to capture. MH89 10:20 SQ637 11:05 OZ101 13:20 TG677 17:30 EK319 22:00 None. These flights drop-off/pick-up passeng...

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by Fuling
Sun Nov 27, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Japan reopens - MEL-NRT return on MH & JL, and domestic WB on JL
Replies: 6
Views: 1964

Re: Japan reopens - MEL-NRT return on MH & JL, and domestic WB on JL

Just a quick note on the domestic flights. JL and NH only offer a drink service on all domestic flights for economy (and class J - JL) regardless of duration. Meals are only given in their respective first classes.

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by Fuling
Sun Nov 27, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if Delta established a hub at SFO
Replies: 27
Views: 1748

Re: What would happen if Delta established a hub at SFO

I think I may have heard from somewhere that the SFO-NRT route on DL was one of their worst performing routes on TPAC. It was operated with a 767-300ER if I’m aware. There is a thread from here around the time which details everything. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=562915 Anyways,...

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by Fuling
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if Delta established a hub at SFO
Replies: 27
Views: 1748

Re: What would happen if Delta established a hub at SFO

Not sure it would work as they don't have the Alamo in San Francisco. LMAO -- Right! But you know what!? They could build a new Alamo between SFO and SJC, then build a new airport right next to it so everyone could hub there. It's the best idea in the world! I can't believe it hasn't happened yet. ...

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by Fuling
Wed Nov 16, 2022 3:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flights by airline
Replies: 51
Views: 4023

Re: Your longest flights by airline

From my top 10 airlines: #1 QF: LAX-MEL (B789) #2 LH: PVG-FRA (A343) #3 TK: NRT-IST (B77W) #4 CA: PEK-SYD (A333) #5 NH: LAX-NRT (B77W) #6 DJ/VA: DRW-BNE (B738) #7 AC: YVR-NRT (B789) #8 EK: DXB-LAX (B77L) #9 MU: CTU-WUX (A320) #10 JL: HND-FUK (A359) DL: IAD-ICN, a codeshare agreement with KE but sti...

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by Fuling
Tue Nov 15, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL- DOH Flights
Replies: 36
Views: 5603

Re: ATL- DOH Flights

No, there is not enough O&D demand to support this flight. Or really any QR flight into/out of DOH. Can you guess why they are still profitable and operate the route?

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by Fuling
Sat Nov 12, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 54959

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

qf2220 wrote:
Interesting route for QF2 at the moment, passing north of Afghanistan and then down over the panhandle into Pakistan and India.


Isn't that the usual tracking?

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by Fuling
Thu Nov 10, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 54959

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

eamondzhang wrote:
VH-EBF is on its final leg towards DRS as QF7531, as part of a long journey flying SYD-MEL-ADL-PER-SIN-DRS.

I assume this means the end of its career as a pax-carrying A330 and it'll get converted at DRS.

Michael


Any idea why it made all those short domestic hops before heading to SIN?

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by Fuling
Mon Nov 07, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Munich lounge access
Replies: 7
Views: 907

Re: Munich lounge access

No, because you will be an economy passenger. Not true. You'll not become an economy passengers, just because there are no real business class seats. In Europe, most airlines have a "Euro Business" on their short and medium haul fleet, meaning economy seats, but more legroom and the seat ...

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by Fuling
Mon Nov 07, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the purpose of AnadoluJet? Why don't they just make it Turkish Airlines?
Replies: 12
Views: 2953

Re: What is the purpose of AnadoluJet? Why don't they just make it Turkish Airlines?

It serves as a lower cost (than TK mainline) airline for the Asian side of Istanbul with a hub at SAW covering major cities in Turkey, the Mid. East and Europe. AJA is much like HV as is to AF/KL I believe. Operating the local European/domestic network in order to feed TK for international long haul...

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by Fuling
Mon Nov 07, 2022 5:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Munich lounge access
Replies: 7
Views: 907

Re: Munich lounge access

No, because you will be an economy passenger.

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by Fuling
Mon Nov 07, 2022 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things you would change about any airline
Replies: 34
Views: 2201

Re: Things you would change about any airline

For QF, do away with their newer economy meal service (no meal tray). Everything sits loosely on the table and slides off easily, so I'd bring back the meal trays for economy. If I could go back in time, QF would order the B777-300ER to replace the B747 fleet.

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by Fuling
Sun Nov 06, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is 6E (IndiGo) likely to add service to Europe, South Korea, Japan, and Australia once 6E has A321XLR planes?
Replies: 17
Views: 1309

Re: Is 6E (IndiGo) likely to add service to Europe, South Korea, Japan, and Australia once 6E has A321XLR planes?

Darwin has a route to Denpasar and Singapore though. This doesn't justify anything. Do you realise how difficult it was to get a DRW-SIN service, even seasonally? Not even Jetstar could keep it around. And by your theory, because DRW has a DPS and SIN route, BME (Broome) could be considered for 6E ...

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by Fuling
Sun Nov 06, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why has Pegasus so inconvenient flying times to and from the UAE?
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: Why has Pegasus so inconvenient flying times to and from the UAE?

Being an LCC, travellers don't really care about the times as much as they do about the cost. Not all travellers want to spend an extra 15 hrs in Istanbul, and don't want to spend/have the money to either. PC also operates as a hub and spoke airline, so those times are the most convenient for their ...

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by Fuling
Sat Nov 05, 2022 12:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is 6E (IndiGo) likely to add service to Europe, South Korea, Japan, and Australia once 6E has A321XLR planes?
Replies: 17
Views: 1309

Re: Is 6E (IndiGo) likely to add service to Europe, South Korea, Japan, and Australia once 6E has A321XLR planes?

They may go into some of the major European centres like FRA, PAR or LON, but nothing more. And considering it's an LCC with only economy seating, even those are doubtful. They have a pretty good codeshare agreement with TK, allowing wide European coverage. IIRC, they are currently at 2x daily to IS...

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by Fuling
Wed Nov 02, 2022 3:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could time travel back to any airport
Replies: 47
Views: 3203

Re: If you could time travel back to any airport

1000% Hong Kong's Kai Tak.

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by Fuling
Sat Oct 29, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66971

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/221029-qfnw22perjnb
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Bookings for QF's PER-JNB have reopened, with services operating between 01NOV2022 and 25MAR2023. Confirmed with a dummy booking on the QF website as well.

https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/221029-qfnw22perjnb

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by Fuling
Thu Oct 27, 2022 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China to allow increased international flights
Replies: 38
Views: 10964

Re: China to allow increased international flights

Good news! I assume transits will still be banned?

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by Fuling
Wed Oct 26, 2022 12:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are transcontinental flights basically long haul flights?
Replies: 52
Views: 4101

Re: Are transcontinental flights basically long haul flights?

Any flight with leather seats is a long haul flight I just flew long haul with Southwest, SJC-LAX! They landed before my movie ended though... It isnt a long haul flight, it is a short flight, SJC-LAX Umm... this was obviously sarcastic. Max Q said any flight with leather seats is long haul, my SJC...

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by Fuling
Wed Oct 26, 2022 2:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you think there's a chance that MH will return to the US Mainland soon?
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: Do you think there's a chance that MH will return to the US Mainland soon?

Highly unlikely. They've downsized a lot (even pre-covid) and are mostly focused on the Asia Pacific region now. They still have a few flights to the Mid. East and London, but outside of those, North America won't be coming back online anytime soon. AirAsiaX will be back in the US by April 2023 thou...

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by Fuling
Tue Oct 25, 2022 6:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are transcontinental flights basically long haul flights?
Replies: 52
Views: 4101

Re: Are transcontinental flights basically long haul flights?

Max Q wrote:
Any flight with leather seats is a long haul flight


I just flew long haul with Southwest, SJC-LAX! They landed before my movie ended though...

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by Fuling
Tue Oct 25, 2022 3:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why United Airlines doesn't fly to Austria
Replies: 31
Views: 2267

Re: Why United Airlines doesn't fly to Austria

UA should start VIE-ICN flights!! How profitable that will be! :lol: :rotfl: Actually if United moves their hub to San Antonio, as has been suggested that would allow them to grab the very high dollar business traffic from Newark to San Antonio,. Vienna to San Antonio AND start ICN service! Also th...

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by Fuling
Mon Oct 24, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if United Airlines established an Asian hub at ICN
Replies: 17
Views: 1583

Re: What would happen if United Airlines established an Asian hub at ICN

Star Alliance will lose out on South Korea in the same vein that SkyTeam lost out on Japan. The only hope for Star is to develop a future alliance with one of the up-and-coming Korean carriers (Jin Air, T'Way, Air Seoul, etc.) Never say never with the current Russia situation and overflight restric...

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by Fuling
Mon Oct 24, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1311
Views: 270669

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

BML87 wrote:
Now that Taiwan is opening up, I wonder how long until AC resumes TPE


What did AC's TPE operations look like pre-Covid?

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by Fuling
Mon Oct 24, 2022 2:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if United Airlines established an Asian hub at ICN
Replies: 17
Views: 1583

Re: What would happen if United Airlines established an Asian hub at ICN

United needs more routes just like Pan Am did before 1991. I want the airline to become the overseas carrier Why does UA need to be PanAm? They do pretty well with what they are doing now. And why ICN? Why wouldn't they do NRT where their presence is a lot stronger than ICN? No Star Alliance hub at...

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by Fuling
Mon Oct 24, 2022 12:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why United Airlines doesn't fly to Austria
Replies: 31
Views: 2267

Re: Why United Airlines doesn't fly to Austria

0hAerqplane wrote:
The country is known for Mozart and Haydn, the classical piano composers.


I'm just imagining Scott Kirby giving this reason to the board to justify VIE flights :rotfl: Might actually be easier for him to just write his own resignation letter.

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by Fuling
Mon Oct 24, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if United Airlines established an Asian hub at ICN
Replies: 17
Views: 1583

Re: What would happen if United Airlines established an Asian hub at ICN

United has most destinations. They need to add more countries to their route map I think you need to familiarize yourself with traffic rights. What you propose would fall under seventh freedom rights, and I don't know that too many countries grant those often. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedo...

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by Fuling
Sun Oct 23, 2022 3:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ANA Airbus 380
Replies: 6
Views: 1310

Re: ANA Airbus 380

No. ANA didn't even want them actually. They only took them because Skymark didn't (forget what the condition was). Before ANA for the A380, I was talking with a woman who was part of ANA's A380 intro-into-fleet team. She said NRT-HNL would be the only regularly scheduled A380 route in ANA's network.

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by Fuling
Fri Oct 21, 2022 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66971

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

VA has posted on their social that 'Wonderful is coming - 23.10.2022'. Is this the event we've been waiting for? Any guesses what's going to happen?

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by Fuling
Wed Oct 19, 2022 12:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Purple Flight Attendant Uniforms
Replies: 8
Views: 1498

Re: Delta Purple Flight Attendant Uniforms

https://news.delta.com/pantone-color-ye ... m-uniforms
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flight152 wrote:
DLASFlyer wrote:
They aren't purple, they're Passport Plum.


Are you being serious? Or sarcastic? They’re purple.


Passport Plum and purple are very different. These uniforms are Passport Plum. See Delta's website:
https://news.delta.com/pantone-color-ye ... m-uniforms

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by Fuling
Sat Oct 15, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66971

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Are pax allowed to de and reboard on a tech stop? It depends on local rules and facilities, but generally safe to assume no, especially on a shorter trip like this. Fuelling wouldn't take more than 30 minutes, so no point. I think as GUM is US they have to clear the border at the first point of ent...

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by Fuling
Fri Oct 14, 2022 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of US3 HND Slots?
Replies: 35
Views: 5973

Re: Future of US3 HND Slots?

Delta doesn’t need HND anymore. Their friend at ICN is becoming larger once its merger with OZ is approved by everyone. HND (international) is designed to handle O&D traffic. It was not there for connections since the opening of NRT. Just on the topic of connections though. DL does have an inte...

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by Fuling
Wed Oct 12, 2022 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66971

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Just throwing this out there, but if VA were to operate BNE-GUM-HND, couldn't they sell seats on the BNE-GUM leg (and not GUM-HND obviously)? That wouldn't conflict with the fifth-freedom rules then and might make it worth while.

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by Fuling
Tue Oct 11, 2022 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread
Replies: 538
Views: 91503

Re: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread

Well Northern Pacific has now purchased/leased 7- 757’s from United. Sounds like they are not a “Paper Airline” Buying or leasing planes is one thing. Have enough money, anyone can do that. Getting them in the air to legally operate, operating efficiently, and turning a profit is something else ent...

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by Fuling
Mon Oct 10, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will AA/OS/VS/VA ever return to HKG?
Replies: 6
Views: 1314

Re: Will AA/OS/VS/VA ever return to HKG?

UAUA wrote:
But eventually will they return? They should!


Why do you think they should? "HK will be okay soon" is not a reason.

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