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by classicjets
Sat Aug 13, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana IL96 landing
Replies: 21
Views: 5166

Re: Cubana IL96 landing

Hi all, What are your opinions on this landing? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uDGtwhHj07I There is work being done at the other end of the runway, the threshold markings were moved to the start of the pavement, landing distance has been reduced by 300m. The precision approach for the airport have b...

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by classicjets
Sat Aug 13, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2022 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 91
Views: 15017

Re: Your 2022 Booked/Flown Flights

Glad to have managed some flights on new aircraft types once I got out of lockdown. Back to HKG now so hard to travel again - if I am lucky, maybe more flights before year's end. January 7 --- HKG-PVG --- Cathay Pacific Airways --- Airbus A330-300 January 29 --- PVG-TFU --- China Eastern --- Airbus ...

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by classicjets
Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 5th-freedom flights - Where did you go?
Replies: 60
Views: 5042

Re: Your 5th-freedom flights - Where did you go?

Pinto wrote:
UA
HKG - SIN
TKK - PNI
SYD - MEL
ICN - NRT
TKK-PNI and SYD-MEL would be cabotage or "9th freedom" rather than 5th freedom as the origin and destination are in the same country.

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by classicjets
Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite airport automated people mover?
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: Your favorite airport automated people mover?

Can't say I've thought much about people movers, but perhaps I like the LGW one as you can see the cable pulling it along. I think the OAK one is also cable driven if I'm not mistaken.

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by classicjets
Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Favourite Airport to City Link (Rail, Bus etc.)
Replies: 31
Views: 2046

Re: Your Favourite Airport to City Link (Rail, Bus etc.)

I'll say the Arlanda Express and KLIA Ekspres, both feel like proper trains and were some of the first proper fast trains I got to experience.

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by classicjets
Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!
Replies: 525
Views: 81539

Re: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!

This merger leaves me feeling green.

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by classicjets
Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest Discontinued flights
Replies: 52
Views: 2895

Re: Your longest Discontinued flights

JFK-PEK and v.v. on CA. That one should come back eventually.

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by classicjets
Tue Jul 26, 2022 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis Charter FCO-YEG Airborne
Replies: 3
Views: 2981

Re: Pope Francis Charter FCO-YEG Airborne

What will the return flight be? In the past the pope usually flew one direction on the Italian national carrier and one way on an airline from the visited country.

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by classicjets
Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 13
Views: 2958

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

Today, the first scheduled passenger flight of GBA departed HKG for BKK as HB660 with 2 passengers on board. This marks the beginning of the airline's twice weekly service between the cities.

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by classicjets
Thu Jul 21, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Replacing the 717 for Hawaiian
Replies: 80
Views: 6211

Re: Replacing the 717 for Hawaiian

So how does keeping Southwest's flights low help when Hawaiian is also operating 717s. Keep in mind that Southwest only has one aircraft type, and they fly it from the mainland, do a few hops, and then fly them back. They aren't going to get a subfleet of aircraft just for Hawaii island hopping. th...

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by classicjets
Tue Jul 19, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Memorable Meals in Airports Question/Poll.
Replies: 32
Views: 2293

Re: Memorable Meals in Airports Question/Poll.

Flying into the old Terminal B at SMF for the first time intending to grab dinner before heading to my hotel, only to discover there were no sit down restaurants airside, and the landside restaurant was a Pizza Hut Express where I had to settle for a personal pepperoni pizza that had been sitting u...

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by classicjets
Sun Jul 17, 2022 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions on Running Out of Plane Registration Numbers
Replies: 51
Views: 5883

Re: Questions on Running Out of Plane Registration Numbers

China has switched to alpha numeric for a few years now in the format B-12AB. China also is issuing registrations formatted as B-123A, B-12A3, and B-1ABC now, with the latter two mostly seen on GA/light aircraft so far. Sent from my ELE-L29 using Tapatalk Speaking of China (and my apologies for pul...

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by classicjets
Thu Jul 14, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions on Running Out of Plane Registration Numbers
Replies: 51
Views: 5883

Re: Questions on Running Out of Plane Registration Numbers

I always sort of wondered about this in the case of China (just four digits,) Bahrain, and Oman (A4O-** and A9C-**.) In the latter case there's only two characters! But China seems to have started using letters too, which adds a lot more possibilities, and I guess the Gulf countries could just go f...

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by classicjets
Sun Jul 10, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest domestic and Shortest international flights
Replies: 29
Views: 1684

Re: Longest domestic and Shortest international flights

Shortest international: NCE-MCM and return at 10 nmi
Longest domestic: HNL-PHX at 2535 nmi

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by classicjets
Sun Jul 10, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: touring behind the scenes
Replies: 14
Views: 1989

Re: touring behind the scenes

I was an intern in the marketing/pr department of an airport authority for a medium sized US airport. One part of the job was serving as tour guide for once or twice weekly group tours of "behind the scenes" areas of the airport (ramp, baggage rooms, firehouse, boarding gates, snow removal...

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by classicjets
Sun Jul 10, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United States Essential Air Service (EAS) Thread
Replies: 757
Views: 102020

Re: United States Essential Air Service (EAS) Thread

That's incorrect. DOT allows any aircraft between 10 and 50 seat capacity (or above) under Part 121. DAC operates EAS with 19-seat Metroliners and 30-seat Dornier 328s as scheduled flights. Anything over 31 seats *has* to be Part 121, regardless of DOT economic status DOT *scheduled* economic statu...

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by classicjets
Fri Jul 08, 2022 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport to host Mainland China border control
Replies: 13
Views: 3750

Re: Hong Kong Airport to host Mainland China border control

If it is like the high-speed rail in HK then there will be "two borders" in HK (and none in the mainland). Your flight from the Mainland to HKG will be essentially domestic with both outbound and inbound border control being conducted adjacent to each other at HKG. I presume it will also ...

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by classicjets
Mon Jul 04, 2022 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 9356

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

Can the title be amended to 08JUL?

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by classicjets
Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much does it cost to charter an airliner ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1895

Re: How much does it cost to charter an airliner ?

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=973269&p=13050275#p13050275

An immaculate aircraft.
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GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Somebody was offering a BAC in 2011? Yikes.


Yes, and we flew on it! viewtopic.php?f=9&t=973269&p=13050275#p13050275

An immaculate aircraft.

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by classicjets
Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much does it cost to charter an airliner ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1895

Re: How much does it cost to charter an airliner ?

Here are some quotes from my archive not including taxes, surcharges, daily minimums: Gulfstream III - USD $6,100/hr - 2014 - USA BAC 1-11 - USD $8,000/hr - 2011 - USA King Air 350 - USD $1,395/hr - 2012 - USA Boeing 737-200 - USD $9,500/hr - 2013 - Malaysia Metroliner - CAD $1,685/hr - 2013 - Canad...

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by classicjets
Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Obscure/Unknown Airline You Know Of
Replies: 14
Views: 1402

Re: Most Obscure/Unknown Airline You Know Of

https://gemairflights.com/salmon-to-boise/
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I thought Gem Air of Idaho and its passenger services between Boise and Salmon were fairly unknown, but the airline was in the news recently for a crash of one of its cargo aircraft.

https://gemairflights.com/salmon-to-boise/

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by classicjets
Sat Jun 11, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports near homes
Replies: 22
Views: 1902

Re: Airports near homes

There are residences within 200 meters (North) of the runway at Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport. 75-100 meters is super super close!

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by classicjets
Wed Jun 08, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could retired pilots help the pilot shortage?
Replies: 39
Views: 7126

Re: Could retired pilots help the pilot shortage?

What would truly help would be for the US airlines to help foreign pilots obtain work visas and convert to FAA. I know many and including myself who would love to pursuit this path, but without any assistance and any job offer, it seems like a very big hurdle to overcome. No, no way should this hap...

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by classicjets
Wed Jun 08, 2022 12:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Quick Hop to Macau: Hangzhou to Macau on Air Macau - 2022
Replies: 2
Views: 2387

Re: Quick Hop to Macau: Hangzhou to Macau on Air Macau - 2022

Thanks for your report and the nice food pictures! May I ask what kind of travel document you use to enter Macau? I also heard Air Macau was operating some flights within the Mainland for CA, not sure if it is still ongoing.

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by classicjets
Wed Jun 08, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Meal service on 17hr flight.
Replies: 11
Views: 2457

Re: Meal service on 17hr flight.

I took SQ22 when it was a midday departure and a late afternoon arrival in the same day, but flew through a few hours of darkness en route; all business class on the A340-500. The service was three full hot meals, all lunch/dinner themed, no breakfast foods. Interestingly, the last one was served a...

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by classicjets
Tue Jun 07, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United States Essential Air Service (EAS) Thread
Replies: 757
Views: 102020

Re: United States Essential Air Service (EAS) Thread

Can someone give me a breakdown of what part 135 and all the other things are, I am still confused on it Like why can skywest do EAS but Contour can only do AEAS when skywest has more seats. I guess I don't understand all the rules. For now, it is enough to say that the rules are “Flexible”. DOT is...

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by classicjets
Wed Jun 01, 2022 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 1295
Views: 247161

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

So how will this affect the cargo market in Hawaii? If transair goes under, maybe Aloha air cargo may take more flying though someone with more industry insight on the region can provide an explanation to my theory. I don't think Rhodes is currently flying, so... Correct. Their freighters at least ...

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by classicjets
Mon May 30, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to find Tail Number from old Flight Thread
Replies: 420
Views: 86076

Re: How to find Tail Number from old Flight Thread

Not a registration question, but a schedule/timetable question. Seems to be good knowledge/access to old timetables here, too :) I requested my entry records from Canada Border Services Agency and found that I had entered Canada via YUL on 2 August 2001 at 9:52am. Supposing the flight landed 25-45 ...

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by classicjets
Sun May 29, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 17
Views: 3332

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2022

Thanks for the history lesson. I guess I could be thinking of a Taco Bell, I was very young at the time. Maybe I should have mentioned this would have been 1998-2001 timeframe.

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by classicjets
Sun May 29, 2022 8:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to find Tail Number from old Flight Thread
Replies: 420
Views: 86076

Re: How to find Tail Number from old Flight Thread

Not a registration question, but a schedule/timetable question. Seems to be good knowledge/access to old timetables here, too :) I requested my entry records from Canada Border Services Agency and found that I had entered Canada via YUL on 2 August 2001 at 9:52am. Supposing the flight landed 25-45 m...

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by classicjets
Sun May 29, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 17
Views: 3332

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2022

Apologies for an off topic question about SMF. In the old Terminal B, does anyone remember an ice cream parlor that was under and to the left of the escalators going to the security checkpoint for Concourse B2? It would have been to the right of the Northwest Airlines ticket counter, if I remember c...

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by classicjets
Fri May 27, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tulsa International Airport - New Air Service Announcement Tomorrow
Replies: 21
Views: 4921

Re: Tulsa International Airport - New Air Service Announcement Tomorrow

N292UX wrote:
Maybe the launch of NYC service? AA to LGA may be in the cards considering their larger presence in TUL


Announced on their Facebook as LGA, indeed!

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by classicjets
Thu May 26, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Forum Numbering Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1413

Re: Forum Numbering Question

Thanks for the varied answers to an unimportant question. The forum has come a long way from its inception. I read some old trip reports lately and some posters were complaining they only got 3 "stars" for their topic, so I guess there was even a rating system way back when.

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by classicjets
Thu May 26, 2022 6:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International To Domestic At JFK, Past & Present: Your Stories
Replies: 10
Views: 2045

Re: International To Domestic At JFK, Past & Present: Your Stories

Checking my notes it looks like I have made international - domestic transfers at JFK six times and every time it involved exiting the arrival terminal, going across the street to the AirTrain station taking the train to another terminal and then entering the next terminal and clearing security, and...

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by classicjets
Wed May 25, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread
Replies: 461
Views: 73832

Re: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread

32andBelow wrote:
That presentation says Iceland air is the mystery charter operator


As I understand, a wet-lease from a foreign operator would only be able to operate international flights. Are they planning to only use the Icelandair wetlease for ANC-Asia and operate their own metal ANC-Lower 48?

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by classicjets
Mon May 23, 2022 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to Start Bus service from ACY and ABE
Replies: 155
Views: 24464

Re: American to Start Bus service from ACY and ABE

Not really. From what I have seen second hand there were no more then 3 people on any bus the 1st week from ACY-PHL. Will those numbers go up, probably a little bit but I doubt AA is going to sell these buses out. LNS will probably fail. Why would someone take a bus, which I believe is blocked at 1...

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by classicjets
Sun May 22, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air Suspends First Officer Hiring
Replies: 32
Views: 8816

Re: Cape Air Suspends First Officer Hiring

They always flew a lot of flights single pilot and use the right seat for pax. Their EAS routes might require a first officer since the EAS standard is twin engine, two pilot service. Of course, communities can waive these requirements which is why we see single engine aircraft on EAS sometimes, dep...

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by classicjets
Sun May 22, 2022 7:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Terminals that you really thought were unique?
Replies: 41
Views: 3339

Re: Airport Terminals that you really thought were unique?

The old terminal in Abu Dhabi (AUH) is unique (its ceiling anyway), not modern or terribly beautiful, but surely unique. 2737052 Kona (KOA) and Honolulu (HNL) are unique for their use of outdoor space and garden areas providing the island feeling. 1658395 And Daocheng (DCY) has a unique external ter...

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by classicjets
Sun May 22, 2022 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 1295
Views: 247161

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Do we know what's flying this job? Atlas maybe? The US government will fly in baby formula on commercial planes contracted by the military in an airlift aimed at easing the major shortage plaguing the country, the White House said on Wednesday. The Department of Defense "will use its contracts...

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by classicjets
Sat May 21, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Memorable Approaches as a Passenger?
Replies: 43
Views: 3109

Re: Most Memorable Approaches as a Passenger?

I can think of: LIH Lihue, Kauai - when landing to the North and sitting on the left 1824053,547529 GIB Gibraltar - when landing to the west and sitting on the left (or doing the opposite as in this photo) 5609453 LGA flying alongside Manhattan 5988019 ORD can also have a good city view when coming ...

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by classicjets
Fri May 20, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Harbin Y-12 – China Flying Dragon General Aviation DLC-CNI (June 2015) Many Photos + Video
Replies: 0
Views: 1857

Harbin Y-12 – China Flying Dragon General Aviation DLC-CNI (June 2015) Many Photos + Video

Yes it was way back in 2015, but it still goes down as one of my most memorable aircraft type chasing trips and it’s still vivid in my mind. So, while looking through some photos recently, I thought why not make a report. When I went to live in China for the first time, I quickly snagged all the “lo...

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by classicjets
Wed May 18, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR announces it is researching new design
Replies: 59
Views: 11420

Re: ATR announces it is researching new design



ATRs in the US have used jetbridge boarding in the past :old:

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by classicjets
Wed May 18, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: PVG Shanghai International Transfer
Replies: 4
Views: 999

Re: PVG Shanghai International Transfer

This is currently impossible for passengers. There is no international transit facility available at any mainland Chinese airports currently and all international arriving passengers will be covid tested at the port of arrival and sent to centralised quarantine in that city. All transit without visa...

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by classicjets
Wed May 18, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1178
Views: 457689

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

I find it interesting that the SCMP ran the story so quickly. I agree that maybe the Chinese want this floated in the press to see what the reaction is. Just my 2 Cents The SCMP is a Hong-Kong outlet owned by Alibaba. They have more freedom than much of the Chinese press. The comments have numerous...

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by classicjets
Sat May 14, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Two Pandemic trips to Shanghai – (Part 2) HKG-PVG on CX (long, many photos + quarantine experience)
Replies: 4
Views: 4068

Re: Two Pandemic trips to Shanghai – (Part 2) HKG-PVG on CX (long, many photos + quarantine experience)

Did you work out what the electronic box was attached to your luggage in your last trip? Not fully sure, but I suspect it's something to flag certain luggage for additional inspection either randomly or based on appearance. I guess the noise is meant to attract attention of customs staff so you can...

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by classicjets
Tue May 03, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you flown the same exact aircraft on the same exact route before?
Replies: 42
Views: 3117

Re: Have you flown the same exact aircraft on the same exact route before?

Just one such case, twice on PenAir's Saab 340B N406XJ on BOS-PBG in February and March 2014, both times flight KS265. If reverse routings were included, would be more.

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by classicjets
Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports you have flown through exactly once
Replies: 32
Views: 2326

Re: Airports you have flown through exactly once

One landing: Catalina Island Heliport (L11) - boat to return Belfast (BHD) - train to Dublin Berlin (SXF) - flew out of TXL Bern (BRN) - train to Salzburg Bristol (BRS) - train to London Shun Tak Heliport, Hong Kong (HHP) - left by MTR Changzhou (CZX) - train to Nanjing Knock (NOC) - bus + train to ...

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by classicjets
Wed Apr 27, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can checked bags be added on long layover?
Replies: 4
Views: 1408

Re: Can checked bags be added on long layover?

I have also done it before during a long layover at ICN. Though the check in staff seemed very surprised to see me landside.

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by classicjets
Wed Apr 27, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Two Pandemic trips to Shanghai – (Part 2) HKG-PVG on CX (long, many photos + quarantine experience)
Replies: 4
Views: 4068

Two Pandemic trips to Shanghai – (Part 2) HKG-PVG on CX (long, many photos + quarantine experience)

A little over 4 months after getting back from my trip covered in Part 1 (https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1472383), it was time to return to Mainland China so that I could be out of quarantine in time to travel to Sichuan and spend the Chinese New Year with my wife’s family. ...

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by classicjets
Wed Apr 27, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Two Pandemic trips to Shanghai – (Part 1) HKG-PVG on HX (long, many photos + quarantine experience)
Replies: 1
Views: 3135

Two Pandemic trips to Shanghai – (Part 1) HKG-PVG on HX (long, many photos + quarantine experience)

I’m stuck in a locked down Shanghai now, so why not write some trip reports about how I ended up here! In 2021, several large companies in Hong Kong, including the one I work for, announced they would begin reimbursing quarantine expenses, such as isolation hotels, meals, and COVID tests, and allow ...

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