There's also this photo of it on the assembly line (behind one in the current EY livery)
https://twitter.com/AVgeeksTahiti/statu ... 3606995968
Notice that the picture looks pixelated as hell. Sorry to break it to you but this is a fake photo... It doesn't look so much pixelated, rather it looks over-sharpened (maybe from digital zoom or cropping). The same effect is visible around the wing/fuselage, which is an area that wouldn't need to ...Jump to post
I believe the next retirement is an ER either -OEI or OEJ -OEI was the first 747 I ever flew on, in 2013, and as luck would have it also operated my QF580 PER-SYD this past Friday. It's in major need of some TLC, but I loved every minute of my flight on the old girl. (annoyingly, my return on 583 w...Jump to post
They musn’t have originally planned on keeping OEB this long though as surely it would’ve been refurbished like the others. OEB had her first class seats refreshed just last year. My understanding is she is QF's aircraft of choice for the Captain's Choice tours. Sure, it still has a different confi...Jump to post
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Qantas is under fire for removing music from 717's and 737's on domestic flights, is this really a big deal when pretty much most people carry around a smart phone or tablet for this sort of thing now? https://www.airlineratings.com/news/qantas-axes-music-domestic-flights/ Add the domestic A330s as...Jump to post
The title needs to be updated. The code for Melbourne, FL is MLB. MEL is Melbourne, Australia.Jump to post
Does anyone know if there are any more 747s scheduled to fly between Perth & Sydney (particularly on the 27th & 1st) ? There are definitely future services, as I am due to fly the 747 to/from SYD on the 21st and 23rd of this month. A quick browse on the QF site shows me that QF580 and 568 P...Jump to post
OlafW wrote:Where does the first part of the video come from? Is it completely photoshopped or is there some real stuff behind it?
TreyClarkPowell wrote:N835VA (VX Name "Arnold") is now out of the paint shop and flying under AS colors.
If it were up to me, I'd divert to DXB or SIN and offload the passenger. Then you have a plane and crew out of position and without enough hours to get to Heathrow, and no 787 crews at DXB as that's an A388 station (if DXB). Thus the decision was made to return to PER, which is also likely closer t...Jump to post
Look at the -# Boeing designated it as NW not DL. -451 is NW not DL. Which designates that NW as the original customer. It doesn't mean it remains a NW plane for the entirety of its existence. Qantas has operated an ex-Asiana 747-400 (VH-OEB) for nearly 20 years. It is thus a 747-48E (Asiana), rath...Jump to post
janders wrote:The A220 order book has long been full of these questionable orders.
Others that are certainly in doubt are Iraq, GulfAir, Odyssey, Privatair, Republic, Ilyushin, Redwings, Porter, etc..
When I was searching flights between PVG and NRT a couple weeks ago (for early next year), I was pleasantly surprised to see KE offering the CSeries/A220 on the PUS-NRT route. Obviously I booked the flight to give the bird a try...Jump to post
https://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/12428071/swissport-air-new-zealand-partner-in-australia So NZ has dumped QF as the ground handling agent in Australia. Or was QF before the current one? Apparently the QF/NZ codeshare relationship has done nothing other than pissing off VA. Not 100% certai...Jump to post
So America West and US Airways merged in 2005. At that time US Airways was worse off as they were in bankruptcy, but Am West was struggling. Am West was looking at merging with a few different carriers but this was NOT the merger with AA. with the merger US Airways was able to come out of BK we too...Jump to post
I was serious. Wasn’t the barrel roll Plane one of the only in new paint? I think you'll find it was the only one in the new paint at SEA that day. As in, there are others, but they were all flying/at other airports at the time of the incident. Obviously there's no way it's the same aircraft since ...Jump to post
log0008 wrote:One of the big reason QF favor the 717 and F100 is the rear mounted engine much better for short field departures on unsealed or low quality runways seen at mine sites. Wing Mounted engines are much more likely in ingest stones etc.
727LOVER wrote:Didn't this happen about a week ago, also???
gunnerman wrote:The cabin crew will try and get the body into a seat in an empty row or in a premium cabin, and cover the body with a blanket.
But the isn't the 767 part of the same generation of aircraft as the DC-8? It certainly doesn't fit the definition of modern since it came out WAAYYY before 1988. 1 - there's almost a quarter of a century separating the first flight of the DC-8 and 767. 2 - your comment is written is if aircraft ar...Jump to post
You can't use the bathroom during refuelling? I didn't know that As crew myself, passengers are allowed to use the toilet during all phases of the flight (obviously not take off and landing)... So I find this strange and have never heard of an airline that does this. I'm cabin crew in Australia, an...Jump to post
I also thought there is supposed to be rules on keeping bug off planes so not to cause health problems or enter other countries. Well, yes. There are strict disinsection procedures that airlines are required to undertake when flying internationally. On the other hand - and sorry to start it in the ...Jump to post
IFlyVeryLittle wrote:Did I spy a reverser on the no. 2 engine? Or is that just a video shadow or something?
While I don`t like the color (but may be some white balance issue), I think this is a clever move by HiFly. As this bird will probably serve several operators, it is neutral (can`t see any reference to HiFly ) without being boring-white. I think it would feel strange for me boarding a white plane. ...Jump to post
If the op had read any of the C series threads about Airbus buying into the program he/she would have already known the answer. So many extraneous threads started because people are too lazy to read related threads. And so many people that aren't reading things properly or misinterpreting it. The a...Jump to post
Just booked a return ticket on AF to CDG in Economy from JFK (this is for 2019). I have the option to sit in row 11 (A or F seat) which has no seat in front, and a window (unlike row 10, I believe) and these seats have more legroom. Believe the A380 does not have the latest AF cabin among other thi...Jump to post
Themotionman wrote:So after CUN and LAS go VS will be left with Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Havana, Las Vegas, Montego Bay, Orlando, Saint Lucia, Tobago
The L-1011 engine cannot be seen from outside, it’s buried in the tail. The L-1011's #2 engine certainly can be seen from the outside, just like the 727. The rear portion of the engine is easily visible at the back of the aircraft, in line with the passenger windows. Edit: looks like me and LTU932 ...Jump to post
This absolutely is a thing that happens. I remember a NZ 787 that was grounded in PER for a while after sustaining damage from a lightning strike.Jump to post
I have a question for those who know far more than I do. I have only flown a 747SP once, but it was a domestic China Airlines flight only from Beijing to Xian many years ago. Is there a “regular” (as in not a special sub-type) aircraft today that has the same (or more) range as a 747SP? Like a 787 ...Jump to post
Qantaslink - Cobham Not sure if the QLK subs are actual subsidiaries or individual operators Cobham isn't part of the Qantas Group, they are a contractor operating Qantas-branded flights. They fall under the ownership of Cobham plc in the UK. The other three (QLK) are a part of the Group, however.Jump to post
- Windows are useless due to the thick wall, curvature of the fuselage and the stowage between seat and wall. You can only see the sky out of the window, not the ground. is it really that bad? also, is it possible to visit the downstairs section during flight?? just to get a sense of the actual siz...Jump to post
Ahem. £26 sterling tax on a return ticket. A bargain compared with walk up rail fares. Just googled tomorrow. Euston to Lime Street. Cheapest standard single in rush hour is £136. And do the majority of pax book their flights the day before they travel? I caught the train between Lime St and Euston...Jump to post
Adults loving Disney cartoons is weird af. That's your opinion, but there are a lot of "Disney loving adults" that would take exception to your statement. My definition of "tacky" would be the Frozen Westjet 737 and the recently unveiled China Eastern Toy Story jet, that have in...Jump to post
Prince Charles has never flown nonstop on a BA 747 from Australia to England. Dad’s having those weird dreams again. Closest you’ll get is ex PM and war criminal Tony Blair Melbourne to Brussels on a BA 777-200ER. The Queen flew on a BA 777 non-stop PER-LHR back in 2011, I'd say that's a closer exa...Jump to post
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