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by rb211524g
Mon May 09, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is EK448/449 Doing?
Replies: 18
Views: 13412

RE: How Is EK448/449 Doing?

Slightly off topic. My parents are flying from <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> to the UK in August. Given their age, (they are both in their 70s) they are going to do the flights in business class with <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Em...

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by rb211524g
Sun May 08, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is EK448/449 Doing?
Replies: 18
Views: 13412

How Is EK448/449 Doing?

Hi All, It's been a few months now since the nonstop Dubai to Auckland flight began. Does anyone know how it has been fairing? Or is it still a little too early to tell? Anybody on here taken the flight/s? Would be curious to know their thoughts on it. Am tempted to fly across the ditch from Melbour...

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by rb211524g
Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Rotation
Replies: 2
Views: 1440

Aircraft Rotation

Hi all I was interested to know on how aircraft rotation works. I have noticed of late that the same number of Emirates 77Ws seem to make their way out to Australia. By this I mean the same registrations seem to make its way out every few days. Emirates has a huge 77W fleet, &, sure there are th...

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by rb211524g
Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Great Finale: Etihad A380 – “Apartment” The Best F
Replies: 18
Views: 16345

RE: Great Finale: Etihad A380 – “Apartment” The Best F

Hi Carfield, Many thanks for sharing a wonderful trip report. I have to say that the <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>-<acronym title="Abu Dhabi - (Nadia) International (AUH / OMAA), United Arab Emirates">AUH</acr...

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by rb211524g
Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Transcon: United P.S. 757-200 JFK-SFO J
Replies: 7
Views: 16350

RE: Flying Transcon: United P.S. 757-200 JFK-SFO J

Hi Tesla A great & informative <acronym title="Transbrasil SA Linhas Aereas">TR</acronym>. So glad that it improved after the check in saga. I often feel you always get a mixed bag during check in, but still this no excuse for a P.S flight & customer service!! I have always wanted to fly on ...

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by rb211524g
Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Squishy BA 787 And SQ's New Y On The 77W!
Replies: 31
Views: 22052

RE: Squishy BA 787 And SQ's New Y On The 77W!

Hi Pokfur!! As usual another top notch trip report! Thanks for sharing. I seemed to remember when <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> announced that they were going to go a high density layout, but I was astounded when you mentioned the number in Y!! 398!!!???!!! It kinda boggles the mind. I'd ...

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by rb211524g
Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trying To Understand EY Residence A380
Replies: 39
Views: 7064

RE: Trying To Understand EY Residence A380

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BlatantEcho" class="quote" target="_blank">BlatantEcho</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="London - Heathrow ...

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by rb211524g
Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ: Singapore Through The Eyes Of A Pilot Video
Replies: 1
Views: 3045

RE: SQ: Singapore Through The Eyes Of A Pilot Video

Thanks for sharing! I agree with you, a very nice clip. Must have been a magical moment for the pilots to take part in the celebrations!

Regards
Alan (RB211-524G)

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by rb211524g
Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Melbourne To Seoul With Cathay Pacific Business
Replies: 24
Views: 15791

RE: Melbourne To Seoul With Cathay Pacific Business

Hi Nelsony!! Great trip report, thanks so much for sharing. I have flown <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> twice to the UK, in 1992 & 1995, & both times they were fantastic. I am hoping to go across to the UK next June/July for an early 40th, plus to show my wife...

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by rb211524g
Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Suite Escape: SIN-LHR With SQ
Replies: 41
Views: 32757

RE: A Suite Escape: SIN-LHR With SQ

Hi Pokfur!!!  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/wave.gif" width="25" height="15" border="0"/>  Many thanks again for a wonderful trip report. You always are able to make me laugh. Your humour, wit, & attention to detail are always very well appreci...

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by rb211524g
Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta First Class B747-400/753 FLL-MSP-FLL
Replies: 81
Views: 35502

RE: Delta First Class B747-400/753 FLL-MSP-FLL

Hi Colby As ever a fantastic trip report!!!! It has taken me a few days to completely read it (with breaks away from the screen) but the attention to detail has been top notch once again. I have to say I loved those shots of the gate at Atlanta with the Queen lurking in the background. You got a rea...

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by rb211524g
Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas As An All Airbus Airline?
Replies: 6
Views: 10412

Qantas As An All Airbus Airline?

I was just thinking the other day, Would it be worthwhile for Qantas to become an all Airbus airline? My thinking was that they & Jetstar effectively swap fleets. Given that <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> uses the A380 & A330 for their international operations, could they d...

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by rb211524g
Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United First Class+AA MD80 FC FLL✈EWR✈ORD✈DFW✈MIA
Replies: 55
Views: 33842

RE: United First Class+AA MD80 FC FLL✈EWR✈ORD✈DFW✈MIA

Hi LPDAL Many thanks for the great trip report! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have to say that I agree with EASTERN 747, in that you are who you are, & therefore you have your own way of doing things. Personally I enjoyed the thoroughness of the now infamous <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)"...

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by rb211524g
Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VH-OJA Still In Service?
Replies: 10
Views: 4792

RE: VH-OJA Still In Service?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Sydscott" class="quote" target="_blank">Sydscott</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> It's been annou...

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by rb211524g
Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VH-OJA Still In Service?
Replies: 10
Views: 4792

RE: VH-OJA Still In Service?

My wife's uncle is flying home from the US on OJA on QF108. The interesting thing there is, exactly 3 years earlier, She bought my wife & I home from our honeymoon to Germany.

Keep going strong old girl!!!!

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by rb211524g
Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cross-wind Nastiness In Birmingham, England
Replies: 33
Views: 13500

Cross-wind Nastiness In Birmingham, England

It's kinda disconcerting watching the pilots being bumped around like that <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/william" class="quote" target="_blank">william</a> (<a href="#7" clas...

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by rb211524g
Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: KLM MD-11 Farewell Flight
Replies: 16
Views: 16725

RE: KLM MD-11 Farewell Flight

Hi Markfly! Thanks so much for sharing this trip report on the final <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 passenger flight! So sad to see them leave, but they still have a life as a pretty capable freighter. Great pics taken as well!! Looking forward to watching the youtube video!! Cheers...

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by rb211524g
Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Down Under Pt.3 – Going Up Over On QF1 SYD-LHR
Replies: 3
Views: 8139

RE: Down Under Pt.3 – Going Up Over On QF1 SYD-LHR

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ben123planes" class="quote" target="_blank">ben123planes</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Austral...

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by rb211524g
Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Down Under Pt.3 – Going Up Over On QF1 SYD-LHR
Replies: 3
Views: 8139

RE: Down Under Pt.3 – Going Up Over On QF1 SYD-LHR

Hi Ben, Thanks for the trip reports. Glad you had a wonderful time out in Oz. Hoping that I can get back to the UK in the next couple of years, as it is nearly 20 years since my last trip. Luckily my pride was restored as our A380 thumped down like a whale falling out of the sky (literally in this c...

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by rb211524g
Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Easa Approves Etops 370 For Airbus A350
Replies: 24
Views: 11584

RE: Reuters: Easa Approves Etops 370 For Airbus A350

Hmmm..... 6 hours 10mins on one engine. Sounds kinda fun to me!!!!  <img border=0 src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/silly.gif" alt="Silly"/> Aside from that, this is truly fascinating development in the aviation world. It shows how far we have come in the last 20 years or so.<br><br>[Edite...

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by rb211524g
Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Final Jumbo Journey To Singapore: QF5 SYD-SIN
Replies: 27
Views: 18487

RE: The Final Jumbo Journey To Singapore: QF5 SYD-SIN

Hi Dirktraveller! Thanks for a great trip report! I flew on QF5/6 back in December of 2011 all the way to Germany back when the <acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> route was still in operation. On both flights we were on <acronym title="Aeropo...

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by rb211524g
Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Australia Adventures Part 1: Cathay Pacific First
Replies: 14
Views: 20099

RE: Australia Adventures Part 1: Cathay Pacific First

Hi Longhorn!! A wonderful trip report!! Have flown twice on <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> (only in Y though), & have always loved their service! <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" colo...

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by rb211524g
Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA Flagship Suites First Class 777-200 MIA✈LAX✈MIA
Replies: 142
Views: 36741

RE: AA Flagship Suites First Class 777-200 MIA✈LAX✈MIA

Hi LPDAL, Thanks so much for this trip report, your honesty, & the way you enjoy yourself! Overall I enjoyed the experience, & whilst it took me a while to get through (replies included), It left an enjoyable mark on me. Keep up the good work!!!!!  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net...

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by rb211524g
Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American Airlines First Class, 767-300 MIA-MCO-MIA
Replies: 35
Views: 20623

RE: American Airlines First Class, 767-300 MIA-MCO-MIA

Hi LPDAL! Thanks for the trip report! Love the fact that you travelled a short distance for a fun day out! That was how I met my wife. We had met online the evening before, & for my thirst for flying, I decided to fly from Melbourne to Sydney & back they next day to meet her! Needless to say...

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by rb211524g
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cathay Pacific's Business Class: HKG-SGN
Replies: 36
Views: 14297

RE: Cathay Pacific's Business Class: HKG-SGN

Hi Pokfur! Many thanks for another wonderful trip report. Once again you had me laughing at some of your experiences! I have travelled with <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> twice before to the UK from Oz. I went with my mum in 1992. Back then the service from <acronym t...

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by rb211524g
Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Outlines Final 767 Operations
Replies: 67
Views: 14326

RE: Qantas Outlines Final 767 Operations

I enjoyed travelling on the 767s. Think I managed to fly the P&W powered 762s, the <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> powered 763s & the <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> powered 763s. I really love the growl of the 762s. I also had one of ...

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by rb211524g
Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 14: Longest United Flights In The World
Replies: 9
Views: 8962

RE: Top 14: Longest United Flights In The World

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/777Jet" class="quote" target="_blank">777Jet</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Good to see the new...

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by rb211524g
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 14: Longest United Flights In The World
Replies: 9
Views: 8962

RE: Top 14: Longest United Flights In The World

Very interesting reading! Thanks for sharing. If you were to go back about 15-20 years all of these would have been operated by the 747. How times have changed! Shows how far aviation has come with twins operating many flights.

Regards

Alan

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by rb211524g
Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MH360 To Beijing: Simply Superb
Replies: 46
Views: 21779

RE: MH360 To Beijing: Simply Superb

Hi Pokfur. Thanks for a great trip report! Loved the video of the takeoff roll. I reckon that your flight, & the Air Asia flight both rotated at the same time!! So glad that you had such a wonderful flight with them! They really do need so much support in these difficult times. I was doing a lit...

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by rb211524g
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World's Best 2014 Airline Liveries Announced
Replies: 53
Views: 16849

RE: World's Best 2014 Airline Liveries Announced

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JFKL1011" class="quote" target="_blank">JFKL1011</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I agree with ...

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by rb211524g
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Down Under Pt. 1 LHR-SIN-PER – The Outbound.
Replies: 6
Views: 9773

RE: Down Under Pt. 1 LHR-SIN-PER – The Outbound.

Hi Ben, Thanks so much for your trip report. I was laughing at your brother's misfortune, & the wonderful family portrait. I remember being horribly air sick on 2 of my 3 trips from Aus to the UK. By the time of the 3rd trip it didn't bother me at all. I flew to Germany for my belated honeymoon ...

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by rb211524g
Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai 787 Assembling (video)
Replies: 5
Views: 6051

RE: Thai 787 Assembling (video)

Thanks for sharing! I love time lapse videos. So much happens in a short space of time, but if shown at normal speed, it would be like a Sunday afternoon drive. She is going to look awesome within the Thai fleet!!

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by rb211524g
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: View From China: Air China 777-300ER PEK-SYD
Replies: 21
Views: 22570

RE: View From China: Air China 777-300ER PEK-SYD

Hi Phoenix. Great trip report!!! Thanks so much for sharing. I must say your English is pretty good. Good to hear about the different opinions on some of the other Chinese carriers. Hope you enjoyed your time in Sydney. I grew up there & didn't live too far from the airport. I spent many a day s...

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by rb211524g
Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes In HD Slow Motion ( Aviation Fans Only! )
Replies: 7
Views: 4253

RE: Planes In HD Slow Motion ( Aviation Fans Only! )

Thank you so much for sharing with us!!! Utterly wonderful footage!!! <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aerdingus" class="quote" target="_blank">aerdingus</a> (<a href="#3" class...

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by rb211524g
Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: London To Hong Kong, British Airways A380, First
Replies: 4
Views: 25563

RE: London To Hong Kong, British Airways A380, First

Thanks for sharing a great trip report! I agree with you on the presentation of the Eggs Florentine didn't look very nice. Looking forward to your next video. Till then I will have to check your other videos out

Regards

Alan

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by rb211524g
Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF To Cut 1,000 Jobs - Issue Profit Warning
Replies: 91
Views: 14213

RE: QF To Cut 1,000 Jobs - Issue Profit Warning

Read this from the BBC earlier with S&P cutting Qantas's credit rating:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25252286.

So their rating has gone from BBB- to BB+

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by rb211524g
Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Lands A380 After Being Awake For 24 Hours!
Replies: 43
Views: 30731

RE: Pilot Lands A380 After Being Awake For 24 Hours!

@ wilco737 A couple of years ago my wife & I flew from Sydney to Frankfurt via Singapore on QF5. We were delayed out of <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> by 3 hours, & therefore didn't reach <acronym title...

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by rb211524g
Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet Delays Flight For 86 Years!
Replies: 12
Views: 15904

RE: Easyjet Delays Flight For 86 Years!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/VV701" class="quote" target="_blank">VV701</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Didn't think your com...

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by rb211524g
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Last Flight To Frankfurt: 14/04/13
Replies: 111
Views: 24236

RE: Qantas Last Flight To Frankfurt: 14/04/13

Should things pick up for Qantas internationally, could they reintroduce the service? Or given the alliance with Emirates, will they leave things as they are? <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a ...

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by rb211524g
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Last Flight To Frankfurt: 14/04/13
Replies: 111
Views: 24236

RE: Qantas Last Flight To Frankfurt: 14/04/13

Should things pick up for Qantas internationally, could they reintroduce the service? Or given the alliance with Emirates, will they leave things as they are?

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by rb211524g
Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Retires 4 744/744BCFs In A Month
Replies: 10
Views: 9414

RE: CX Retires 4 744/744BCFs In A Month

I flew on B-HOY in 1995 from <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>-<acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH...

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by rb211524g
Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Cargo/Freight Airlines Does Formula 1 Use?
Replies: 4
Views: 5389

Which Cargo/Freight Airlines Does Formula 1 Use?

With the Formula 1 season about to kick off in Melbourne, I am interested to know which freight/cargo airline do they use? Also what types of aircraft are used? With the 2nd race in Malaysia a week later, it must be an amazing logistical feat to do each race over the length of the season!!

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by rb211524g
Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying The Kangaroo To Oz
Replies: 24
Views: 21262

RE: Flying The Kangaroo To Oz

Great trip report!!!!! My wife & I flew to Germany on <acronym title="Aeropostal (Venezuela)">VH</acronym>-OJA about a month later. Have never really liked travelling with Qantas, asI find the service very mediocre, & this flight was no exception. We were delayed out of <acronym title="Sydne...

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