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by classicjets
Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you check the current price of a flight after you booked it?
Replies: 20
Views: 970

Re: Do you check the current price of a flight after you booked it?

No. For the same reason I don't like to check my stock portfolio. A recipe for depression.

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by classicjets
Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 16954

Re: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread

given that Sinovac has little effect against Omicron even with a booster that doesn´t seem to be wise... https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-12-23/three-sinovac-doses-fail-to-protect-against-omicron-study-shows Got my Moderna Booster on Friday, no side effects beyond a slightly sore arm, a...

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by classicjets
Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Re: Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) News and Discussion Thread - 2022

https://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking ... lane-Order

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Reported that the airline is considering new 737 MAX 10 or A321neo for it's growth to 30 aircraft.

https://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking ... lane-Order

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by classicjets
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 16954

Re: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread

I got 2 doses of Sinovac in Hong Kong in February and March 2021. Sinovac booster again in November. Not even the slightest sense of any side effect, though I was pretty sleepy a couple hours after the booster, but that's probably unrelated. I guess there's some consensus on this as with a vaccine p...

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by classicjets
Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN reporting all flights from the United States to China have either been canceled or suspended
Replies: 52
Views: 9432

Re: CNN reporting all flights from the United States to China have either been canceled or suspended

Though the ban is to impact both Chinese and American airlines during the last week of January/early February, SCMP reported that Airlines for America was very unhappy with the policy and attempting to find a solution with the Chinese regulators. https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/...

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by classicjets
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can someone explain this stop?
Replies: 13
Views: 1516

Re: Can someone explain this stop?

I seem to recall it has more to do with terrain at STT than runway length alone.

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by classicjets
Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2022 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 26
Views: 3091

Re: Your 2022 Booked/Flown Flights

Flown: January 7 --- HKG-PVG --- Cathay Pacific --- Airbus A330-300 Made my Lunar New Year plans: January 29 --- PVG-TEN --- Juneyao Airlines --- Airbus A320 January 29 --- TEN-TFU --- Juneyao Airlines --- Airbus A320 February 7 --- CTU-PVG --- China Eastern --- Airbus A320 And just like that, if al...

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by classicjets
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had
Replies: 32
Views: 1807

Re: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had

I saw a BAe146 fly overhead and told my dad that's a C-17 and that United flies them.

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by classicjets
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Least known airlines you've flown on
Replies: 70
Views: 2492

Re: Least known airlines you've flown on

I flew Daallo Airlines of Somalia from Jeddah to Hargeisa. It was operated by an ex Aeromexico A320 by an outfit called SkyBosnia, with a Kam Air of Afghanistan tail from a recent lease. Captain was Ukrainian. Cabin crew all Moldovan. That only went as far as Djibouti where everyone got off and too...

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by classicjets
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Least known airlines you've flown on
Replies: 70
Views: 2492

Re: Least known airlines you've flown on

When in ZUH, did you check out the Zhuhai Airshow? Unfortunately not. The Zhuhai Airshow has never managed to align with my schedule. Even I was in Zhuhai 2 weeks prior to the start of last year's show but couldn't stick around to attend - maybe next time. Kind of a shame since I am really keen on ...

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by classicjets
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The feeling of misplacing a passport or travel document
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Re: The feeling of misplacing a passport or travel document

Once a hotel in Abu Dhabi took my passport from me at check in and then didn't return it to me at check out. I should have caught this but I got in a taxi to the airport anyway then realised and had to ask the driver to return. The hotel seemed to have lost it (!) but was able to find it after about...

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by classicjets
Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boarding passes on UA's island hopper
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Re: Boarding passes on UA's island hopper

Both times I have taken through flights with stops on UA (one of which was the island hopper) I received boarding passes for every segment, some of which were never looked at as I didn't get off the plane. I don't know if that's the norm for their system. I do remember reading that some people takin...

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by classicjets
Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Least known airlines you've flown on
Replies: 70
Views: 2492

Re: Least known airlines you've flown on

I have flown on a good few obscure or unknown airlines. I'll go with this one for the purpose of the question since I think it is one of the smallest I flew. 5012109 Longjiang Airlines which operates 4 A320 series aircraft (only had two when I flew with them). Took them from Zhuhai to Hefei in 2017.

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by classicjets
Sat Jan 08, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The World's Shortest Airline Flight
Replies: 8
Views: 1841

Re: The World's Shortest Airline Flight

The shortest I've taken was MKK-LUP in Hawaii at 8nm and 7 minutes

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by classicjets
Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to
Replies: 52
Views: 2080

Re: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to

Gonna be a big list. Only landed at: L11 (Catalina Island, USA) - took a helicopter there and returned by boat BHD - landed on Flybe from LCY and took a train to Dublin SXF - flew out of TXL later BRN - took a train and flew from SZG later BRS - eventually flew out of LGW later GCN - landed here twi...

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by classicjets
Thu Jan 06, 2022 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29606

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

Air passengers arriving from the mainland to HKG will be tested in a separate testing facility at the airport located in the North Satellite Concourse. Other passengers are tested in the Midfield Satellite Concourse. https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202111/16/P2021111600500.htm Those who arrive v...

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by classicjets
Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China: Preighters need to return to passenger config by 2022 June
Replies: 14
Views: 4511

Re: China: Preighters need to return to passenger config by 2022 June

I suspect as mentioned the intermingling of ground crew on the aircraft is the real reason the Chinese aren't happy. Typical turnarounds for us have been anywhere from 5-8 hours. Can someone explain what this "intermingling of ground crew on the aircraft" refers to and why the CCA would b...

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by classicjets
Tue Jan 04, 2022 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China: Preighters need to return to passenger config by 2022 June
Replies: 14
Views: 4511

Re: China: Preighters need to return to passenger config by 2022 June

http://www.ccaonline.cn/wuliu/686429.html The news cite "aviation safety" as the reason, claiming that floor of passenger aircraft are not designed to hold freight, and that safety devices require for cargo hold do not present in passenger cabin, also cargo in cabin could impact load bala...

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by classicjets
Thu Dec 30, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 338
Views: 90555

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

It's also reported that two cargo pilots who violated their 3 day home quarantine orders are likely to have infected family members and other diners in a restaurant - the first local transmission cases in Hong Kong in months. https://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news/section/4/185328/Festival-Wal...

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by classicjets
Thu Dec 30, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 338
Views: 90555

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Just announced that cargo pilot quarantine is increased to 7 days in hotel. CX responds with immediate suspension of long haul cargo flights until 6 January (freighters and belly-cargo only flights) https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-economy/article/3161623/hong-kong-ramps-quarantine-cath...

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by classicjets
Tue Dec 28, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2022 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 26
Views: 3091

Re: Your 2022 Booked/Flown Flights

Just booked a flight for next week, the first of 2022. 7 January - - - HKG-PVG - - - Cathay Pacific - - - Airbus A330-300 Seemed like tickets for this route were going fast as people aim to get into the Chinese mainland and complete quarantine in time for Chinese New Year. Sent from my ELE-L29 using...

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by classicjets
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the cheapest flight you have ever taken?
Replies: 48
Views: 3117

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

Not as cheap as some here, but I think my cheapest was EUR4.99 with Ryanair DUB-EMA.

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by classicjets
Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?
Replies: 44
Views: 2982

Re: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?

I've flown on the 753 with Delta twice in the normal course of travel on PHX-DTW and LAX-HNL.

For the 764 I had to plan a trip just for the purpose of catching it with United on IAD-SJU.

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by classicjets
Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 338
Views: 90555

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I couldn't find a news source but got an email from friend in the city saying the rumor is restrictions might be eased. Anyone else in the city confirm or have a news source? The restrictions that are expected to be eased are for travel between Hong Kong and the mainland, probably first only with G...

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by classicjets
Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 3033
Views: 437197

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Previously mentioned (can't see the posts now) news about China CAAC's ban on P2F operations to/within the country should be clarified to mean a ban on cargo in pax cabin/pfreighter operations. Effective January 1, 2022 such operations will be limited to the transport of medical supplies only. Sourc...

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by classicjets
Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo and FNJ Thread
Replies: 38
Views: 12091

Re: Air Koryo and FNJ Thread

What is an An-18?

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by classicjets
Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scheduled airline service to strictly military use bases
Replies: 42
Views: 5715

Re: Scheduled airline service to strictly military use bases

Some examples could also include Foshan Shadi (FUO) and Beijing Nanyuan (NAY) up until the latter's commercial flights were shifted to the new Daxing (PKX) airport in 2019. Yes they have commercial terminal buildings for public use, but they are/were very much military airfields. In both cases China...

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by classicjets
Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline serviced airports now closed you once flew through
Replies: 35
Views: 2333

Re: Airline serviced airports now closed you once flew through

I can only think of a few: TXL - Berlin Tegel NAY - Beijing Nanyuan DOH - Old Doha IST - Old Istanbul TAO - Old Qingdao Based on what others have included I guess I can include SEN, WAT, BLK, YMX (though not really since I flew from YMX well after the terminal closed) In a few years I can add DLC Da...

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by classicjets
Sat Nov 13, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 3033
Views: 437197

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Can add Air Atlanta Icelandic TF-AAK to the list of pfreighters which is (maybe?) the first 747 pfreighter we see. Even has cargo positions on the upper deck. Currently making its first run HKG-MST.

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by classicjets
Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fall 2021 Part 5: Cathay Pacific Frankfurt to HKG on Business
Replies: 4
Views: 5218

Re: Fall 2021 Part 5: Cathay Pacific Frankfurt to HKG on Business

Thanks for your detailed report as always. Just saw on the news that your quarantine hotel had some floors evacuated and sent to quarantine camp. Hope you are not affected.

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by classicjets
Mon Nov 08, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliners with nicknames
Replies: 26
Views: 2897

Re: Airliners with nicknames

Not often used, but my favorite for the MD-80 was “ Long Beach Sewer Pipe.” I've seen the Metroliner called the San Antonio Sewer Pipe. I've (rarely) seen the MD-11 referred to as the "Mighty Dog" AA had some aircraft branded as Luxury Liner, but I'm not sure which Sent from my ELE-L29 us...

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by classicjets
Wed Nov 03, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 18
Views: 1161

Re: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

SoCalPilot wrote:
classicjets wrote:
PenAir: 340B, 340B+

What routes did you fly on PenAir? I was based out of PDX for them.
I just flew them BOS-PBG and back a bunch of times. Was a much better deal than YUL for visiting family in Quebec. Always nice crews!

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by classicjets
Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many airports did you fly from around your place of residence?
Replies: 46
Views: 2115

Re: How many airports did you fly from around your place of residence?

Not my residence per se, but when going to visit my parents who live in Sedona, Arizona, I have had them pick me up from: PHX, FLG, PRC, AZA, GCN, LAS, and SCF. Likewise for visiting family in Quebec's Eastern Townships, I use YUL, PBG, ALB, BTV, BOS, MHT, PWM, YQB, even YFC once; hope someday I can...

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by classicjets
Tue Nov 02, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 18
Views: 1161

Re: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

PenAir: 340B, 340B+
Sprint Air: 340A
Silver Airways: 340B+
Braathens Regional (for SAS): 2000


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by classicjets
Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US carriers flying routes totally outside the USA
Replies: 16
Views: 1208

Re: US carriers flying routes totally outside the USA

I think some are now due to COVID to HKG. It seems like AA or UA are flying to Tokyo when I check flightradar. I can't remember which one it was though. Prior, happened a lot. UA had the best deals on the flight between HKG-SIN, and timed to almost have a full business day. In fact, UA had more or ...

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by classicjets
Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?
Replies: 29
Views: 1472

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

I spread my flying out a lot and am loyal to no one. So out of nearly 900 airline segments it breaks down like this: United: 81 (include 21 regionals) Delta: 77 (include 14 regionals) American: 69 (include 14 regionals) Southwest: 47 US Airways: 42 (include 9 regionals) Alaska: 29 (include 5 regiona...

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by classicjets
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The ATRs - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 24
Views: 1376

The ATRs - Whose have you flown?

Here it is, yet another manufacturer for which to compare statistics. Which operators of ATR 42 and 72 aircraft have you flown? ATR 42-300/320: Cape Air (UA), Stobart Air (EI) ATR 42-500: Empire (HA), Air Saint-Pierre ATR 42-600: Aeromar ATR 72-200/210: Island Air, Air Serbia, Danu Oro Transportas (...

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by classicjets
Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not sure wrong airport turn around in flight now
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Not sure wrong airport turn around in flight now

Look at the altitude. It descended and presumably landed at Alliance Municipal Airport, dropping off the tracking just before. The turnback and tracking toward LBF is just the flightaware estimation based on original destination since it doesn't have a position on the aircraft anymore (gray line). S...

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by classicjets
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British aircraft (except VC-10): whose have you flown on?
Replies: 23
Views: 1427

Re: British aircraft (except VC-10): whose have you flown on?

BAC 1-11-400: Private/N999BW BAe 146-100: Skyjet BAe 146-200: Jota Aviation (BA) BAe 146-300: WDL Aviation (SN) Avro RJ85: Cityjet Avro RJ100: Brussels Airlines BAe ATP: Nextjet Jetstream 32: Corporate Flight Management Jetstream 41: Eastern Airways Britten-Norman Islander: Channel Islands Aviation,...

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by classicjets
Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite plane that you haven't flown on
Replies: 31
Views: 2413

Re: Your favorite plane that you haven't flown on

Certainly the L-1011, I wish I could have flown on a Lockheed

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by classicjets
Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dash 8: Whose have you flown?
Replies: 34
Views: 1959

Re: Dash 8: Whose have you flown?

Thanks SRQKEF for the topic.

I've flown on:

-100: Island Air
-200: CommutAir (UA)
-300: Piedmont (AA)
-400: Horizon Air, Porter, WestJet Encore, airBaltic, Flybe, Olympic Air, and Sunstate Airlines (QF)

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by classicjets
Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Russian Airliners - what have you flown and on which carriers?
Replies: 18
Views: 1380

Re: Russian Airliners - what have you flown and on which carriers?

I know they are not all airliners, but this is my list of Russian/Soviet built aircraft: Antonov An-2T: Classic Wings (pleasure flight, Netherlands) Antonov An-12BK: Ruby Star Antonov An-24RV: Air Koryo Antonov An-26B: Genex Antonov An-140: Motor Sich Antonov An-148-100: Air Koryo Ilyushin II-18D: A...

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by classicjets
Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CRJ - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 21
Views: 965

Re: CRJ - Whose have you flown?

I have flown on a lot of them. CRJ-100: Air Georgian (AC) - went through a lot of trouble to catch this type CRJ-200: SkyWest (UA, US, DL), Pinnacle (DL), ASA (DL), Air Canada Jazz, PSA (US, AA), Air Wisconsin (US) CRJ-700: SkyWest (UA, AA, DL), ASA (DL), GoJet (UA), Elite Airways CRJ-900: Mesa (AA)...

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by classicjets
Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fokkers: What Have You Flown On?
Replies: 30
Views: 1404

Re: Fokkers: What Have You Flown On?

Only the modern Fokkers here.
F50: VLM (as CityJet and independently)
F70: Tyrolean/Austrian
F100: Austrian, Portugalia

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by classicjets
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with separate landside buildings for ticketing and baggage claim
Replies: 7
Views: 1132

Re: Airports with separate landside buildings for ticketing and baggage claim

Tulsa (TUL) has such a setup. I think it makes for a more pleasant arrival since in the more traditional terminals, your first impression of the place will be waiting in a low ceiling, windowless or little natural light baggage claim. The split setup allows both departures and arrivals to have airy ...

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by classicjets
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody
Replies: 105
Views: 5389

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

73nm HKG-CAN on Cathay Dragon A330-300
2997nm BOS-CDG on American 757-200

I also flew the UA island hopper which is 3793nm in a 737-800 but makes a bunch of stops so I am not sure that would count.

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by classicjets
Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A300 - Who's have you flown ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1345

Re: Airbus A300 - Who's have you flown ?

I've only flown on Monarch's -600R from LGW-BHX

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by classicjets
Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A380 - Who's have you flown ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1993

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

I have flown it once on China Southern CAN-PEK and once on Qantas MEL-LAX

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by classicjets
Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing B727 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 44
Views: 2141

Re: Boeing B727 - Whose have you flown?

Only 2 but both amazing rides.

727-100: Private N311AG



727-200: Everts Air/Zero-G N794AJ

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