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by BAeRJ100
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?
Replies: 23
Views: 6545

Re: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?

https://twitter.com/AVgeeksTahiti/statu ... 3606995968
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There's also this photo of it on the assembly line (behind one in the current EY livery)

https://twitter.com/AVgeeksTahiti/statu ... 3606995968

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by BAeRJ100
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?
Replies: 23
Views: 6545

Re: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?

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 ...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 55118

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

VHZNE wrote:
Does anyone have departure times of the three Cobham RJ100 and one RJ85 that are at Essendon for the footy?

TIA


VH-NJQ NC441 1100 (RJ100)
VH-NJE NC443 1200 (RJ100)
VH-NJU NC445 1300 (RJ85)
VH-NJP NC447 1700 (RJ100)

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 55118

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

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...

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did QF purchase two 747-400s from MH and one from OZ
Replies: 36
Views: 10818

Re: Why did QF purchase two 747-400s from MH and one from OZ

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...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 55118

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

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...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Melbourne (MLB) Airport closed after student pilot boards passenger plane
Replies: 14
Views: 4516

Re: Melbourne (MEL) Airport closed after student pilot boards passenger plane

The title needs to be updated. The code for Melbourne, FL is MLB. MEL is Melbourne, Australia.

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 55118

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

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...

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Pilot Amazing saves passengers lives during typhoon"
Replies: 12
Views: 4409

Re: "Pilot Amazing saves passengers lives during typhoon"

OlafW wrote:
Where does the first part of the video come from? Is it completely photoshopped or is there some real stuff behind it?


It looks like an animation of some sort (Flight Sim?). It's most definitely not real...

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 55118

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

wiggy wrote:
whats the go with flights being cancelled in australia ; qf789 might know


Is there a specific example you're asking about?

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 447
Views: 95319

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

TreyClarkPowell wrote:
N835VA (VX Name "Arnold") is now out of the paint shop and flying under AS colors.


Kind of bittersweet, this was the very first of many VX planes I flew on.

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA flight to Hawaii has unusable toilets
Replies: 19
Views: 4531

Re: AA flight to Hawaii has unusable toilets

usxguy wrote:
wasn't this over a diaper that clogged the system?


Someone didn't read the opening post, it seems...

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger
Replies: 63
Views: 12605

Re: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger

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...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Norwegian Air suffixed by “Shuttle”?
Replies: 28
Views: 4844

Re: Why is Norwegian Air suffixed by “Shuttle”?

Lofty wrote:
Not the only airline to use "Shuttle" BA domestic service all have "Shuttle" call signs.


The discussion isn't about callsigns. It's about the name of the airline itself.

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s 747-400 Fleet
Replies: 14
Views: 2769

Re: Delta’s 747-400 Fleet

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...

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay
Replies: 42
Views: 6055

Re: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay

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..


The GulfAir CEO said a couple months back that their A220 order had been cancelled.

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE to deploy CS300 (A220-300) on international routes.
Replies: 6
Views: 2781

Re: KE to deploy CS300 (A220-300) on international routes.

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...

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 55118

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

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...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?
Replies: 35
Views: 3133

Re: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?

No. Even if you are merely transiting you still need a valid visa or ESTA to clear immigration and customs before connecting to another international flight.

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?
Replies: 77
Views: 10248

Re: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?

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...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX- Dash 8 and United 737 incident
Replies: 30
Views: 6984

Re: LAX- Dash 8 and United 737 incident

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 ...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will supersede the Boeing 717
Replies: 78
Views: 9687

Re: What will supersede the Boeing 717

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.


QF don't send the F100s nor 717s to unsealed strips.

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: dc-10/md11 operations thread 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 8478

Re: dc-10/md11 operations thread 2018

wiggy wrote:
when was the last biman DC-10 to finish commercial operation


Seriously, if you follow the advice in my last post and do a simple Google search you will find the answer.

Hint: it was Feb 20 2014.

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: dc-10/md11 operations thread 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 8478

Re: dc-10/md11 operations thread 2018

Some of the questions you ask can be answered very easily by Google. Searching something as simple as "Biman last DC-10 flight" gives you the answer right away.

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.
Replies: 56
Views: 11962

Re: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.

727LOVER wrote:
Didn't this happen about a week ago, also???


It has the potential to happen every week during peak season if you read the other posts...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about inflight death of pax
Replies: 18
Views: 3573

Re: Questions about inflight death of pax

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.


This policy is entirely dependent upon the airline, what you said isn't a generic rule across all airlines.

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 120
Views: 32337

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

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...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 120
Views: 32337

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

777Mech wrote:
Wasn't there a video of the ANA incident years ago?


Yes, the link was posted in reply #17.

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.
Replies: 76
Views: 11064

Re: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.

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...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complants of bedbugs on AI EWR-India flights
Replies: 53
Views: 8613

Re: Complants of bedbugs on AI EWR-India flights

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 ...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was this incident ever investigated by authorities?
Replies: 19
Views: 4611

Re: Was this incident ever investigated by authorities?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-tAF2ZXN3Y
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IFlyVeryLittle wrote:
Did I spy a reverser on the no. 2 engine? Or is that just a video shadow or something?


Yes, the MD-11 has reversers on all 3 engines. You get a glimpse of it activating in this video (and still open next time the tail is visible).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-tAF2ZXN3Y

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly unveil A380 Coral Reef livery
Replies: 56
Views: 13615

Re: Hi Fly unveil A380 Coral Reef livery

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. ...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Prop Designation
Replies: 16
Views: 2223

Re: Bombardier Prop Designation

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...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air France A380 Question - Exit Row Seats 10/11
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: Air France A380 Question - Exit Row Seats 10/11

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...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should/could VS move their LGW operations to LHR?
Replies: 31
Views: 4021

Re: Should/could VS move their LGW operations to LHR?

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


Erm...?

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TriJet engine question.
Replies: 21
Views: 2829

Re: TriJet engine question.

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 ...

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by BAeRJ100
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: British Airways cancelled my flight because holes in plane after lightning strike
Replies: 24
Views: 4395

Re: British airways cancelled my fligh because holes in plane after lightning strike !

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.

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PanAm #50, 747SP flying over both poles
Replies: 37
Views: 5894

Re: PanAm #50, 747SP flying over both poles

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 ...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta ending MIA-MCO?
Replies: 16
Views: 4243

Re: Why is Delta ending MIA-MCO?

I flew the MCO-MIA leg of DL196 back in May, and I know it's only taking into account one single flight, but it was practically empty. This doesn't really surprise me.

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 4646

Re: Orders that didn’t happen

QF with the 777 maybe? They were one of the airlines that Boeing consulted with during its development, but famously were the only one of those airlines to never order it.

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by BAeRJ100
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airline groups have more than 5 airlines?
Replies: 38
Views: 3361

Re: Which airline groups have more than 5 airlines?

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.

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 45059

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

And JQ106 PER-DPS has diverted to PHE.

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa A380 economy seats
Replies: 24
Views: 3719

Re: Lufthansa A380 economy seats

- 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...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?
Replies: 52
Views: 7182

Re: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?

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...

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by BAeRJ100
Tue May 08, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 44795

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

I'm flying on VA1 in a few days time so have been tracking the VA 77W fleet tonight. Anyone know why VH-VPH was ferried SYD-BNE earlier today?

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by BAeRJ100
Sun May 06, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska unveils Incredibles II promotional livery
Replies: 14
Views: 2551

Re: Alaska unveils Incredibles II promotional livery

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...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri May 04, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which is the longest current/ever nonstop B747-400 route?
Replies: 21
Views: 4998

Re: Which is the longest current/ever nonstop B747-400 route?

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...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Atlantic Airways MD-83 MLG collapse at AEX
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Re: World Atlantic Airways MD-83 MLG collapse at AEX

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Already posted here: :)

World Atlantic MD80 in emr landing Alexandria, LA
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1392157

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First NW 747-400 flight
Replies: 34
Views: 5475

Re: First NW 747-400 flight

UA857 wrote:
I meant the reg of the aircraft for the First International Flight.


Maybe stipulate that then in your opening post. You only have 3 posts on these boards, and 2 of them are to update/amend your original question...

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