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by flyingdoc787
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 602
Views: 93208

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Too bad about OZ dropping ORD. I’ve flown on that flight a couple of times and found the departure time (around midnight) convenient as I had a whole day to spend before driving to O’hare from my hometown in the Midwest, then simply dozing off for most of the flight until arrival into ICN early in t...

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by flyingdoc787
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should Philippine Airlines do to make money?
Replies: 91
Views: 9909

Re: What should Philippine Airlines do to make money?

Aside from addressing the mentioned management/HR issues, I would (perhaps naively) suggest that PAL have a more strategic and focused vision for its operations, i.e. capitalize on strengths such as a relatively lower cost base compared to other Asian airlines, O/D demand by Filipinos both tourists ...

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by flyingdoc787
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dimash Kudaibergien
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Dimash Kudaibergien

https://youtu.be/Bf_y13HGbWQ
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This guy is amazing! Anybody else mesmerized by his vocal talents? Is he really an alien?

https://youtu.be/Bf_y13HGbWQ

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by flyingdoc787
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY plans to start ORD - TLV non stop in 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 7248

Re: Chicago ORD El Al LY TLV 2020 New Route

This is a resumption, right? When did LY last serve ORD? I recall seeing an LY 777 overhead when I lived in the Chicago area circa 2006.

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by flyingdoc787
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis in AUH - VIP Terminal?
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Pope Francis in AUH - VIP Terminal?

Just saw this footage of Pope Francis’ arrival in Abu Dhabi. It shows the AZ 777 moving into a parking bay with an air bridge ready to dock onto the plane. Next scene shows the Pope inside what looks like a really nice boarding bridge, being welcomed into the Emirates. The aircraft door is clearly v...

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by flyingdoc787
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year
Replies: 80
Views: 9435

Re: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year

I guess there are varying experiences with Pre-Clearance. I once flew FCO-DUB-ORD on Aer Lingus. Flight from FCO was delayed over an hour and my two hour connection in DUB turned into a half-hour of running through the maze between terminals and figuring out the right place to go (it was my first ti...

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by flyingdoc787
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 577
Views: 86554

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

MWAH! Love the Love Bus! Mabuhay!

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by flyingdoc787
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 577
Views: 86554

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

I think there’s some baggage (political) attached to the old logo and livery, so they probably won’t use it. The current logo was introduced right after the 1986 People Power Revolution to symbolize a break from the past and a new beginning. (Or was the timing just coincidence and they were really p...

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by flyingdoc787
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 577
Views: 86554

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Salamat PAL and Airbus! Thank you for bringing back the Love Bus! MWAH!

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by flyingdoc787
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Closes All U.S. Stations Except: BOS/BWI/DTW/EWR
Replies: 64
Views: 12481

Re: WOW Closes All U.S. Stations Except: BOS/BWI/DTW/EWR

A case of too much, too soon. I wanted to try them out of ORD. I saw their plane once while I was in T5.
Can their planes make it to Asia? Maybe they can try their luck there!

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by flyingdoc787
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight
Replies: 24
Views: 3564

Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Anyone know what the quarantine authorities did to the bird? Would it have been allowed to live in the UK?

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by flyingdoc787
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 577
Views: 86554

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

https://youtu.be/wXvYxc1Vt0g
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Just wanted to share this... I’ve been wanting to see this for the longest time and I’m so happy someone posted it on YouTube. PAL, bring back the KISS on the A350! Please?
https://youtu.be/wXvYxc1Vt0g

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by flyingdoc787
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108425

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Anyone have any insight into the future of DL in MNL? How much longer will their once daily 767 service last?

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by flyingdoc787
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PR restarts DEL; launches HAN and PNH
Replies: 6
Views: 2358

Re: PR restarts DEL; launches HAN and PNH

DEL flight timings don’t allow for much connectivity to Australia or US/Canada, and for that matter anywhere else. PAL still seems disinterested in building up MNL as a transfer hub. In the first place, they would need to upgrade existing infrastructure, especially now that their flights are spread ...

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by flyingdoc787
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 100
Views: 6254

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

To catch SR’s then new MD-11, I flew LAX-ZRH (via GVA) on the MD-11, then after an overnight stay, continued my journey ZRH-MNL (via BOM) on the 743. That was a long way to get to the other side of the Pacific Ocean!

More recently, I flew MNL-SIN (772), then SIN-SFO just to ride on the A350.

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by flyingdoc787
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of Cabin Service on Piedmont/American Eagle Flight
Replies: 43
Views: 4000

Re: Lack of Cabin Service on Piedmont/American Eagle Flight

I fly between Moline, IL and Chicago quite often (ERJ145; CRJ 200/700) and never know what kind of inflight service I’ll get. Published flight time is around 1 hour 5 minutes, but of course actual time up in the air is around 20-30 minutes... sometimes the FA gets up and offers water, sometimes ther...

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by flyingdoc787
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand’s Inaugural AKL-ORD Flight is Airborne!
Replies: 55
Views: 11674

Re: Air New Zealand’s Inaugural AKL-ORD Flight is Airborne!

Would AKL ever consider having a USCIS Pre-clearance facility? If they do, then connecting in ORD (or any other US gateway) would become a breeze!

I flew from DUB to ORD a couple of months ago and am still amazed at the difference it made to land in ORD as a domestic flight!

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by flyingdoc787
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP announces service LIS-ORD
Replies: 34
Views: 5775

Re: TAP announces service LIS-ORD

They're putting their best foot forward on this route, hence the brand new A330-900neo. Good for them! Congrats to ORD on another international carrier. The flight information board in Terminal 5 is getting more and more interesting with such a diversity of destinations! And congratulations to TP as...

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by flyingdoc787
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Southeast Asia to N. America flights
Replies: 49
Views: 7453

Re: Future of Southeast Asia to N. America flights

I can see DL wanting to continue service to MNL after NRT closes as a hub. Their problem is the major protectionist attitude of a certain airline in the Philippines (ahem!) since said airline’s bread and butter are its MNL-USA flights. If DL would open nonstop flights to MNL, I can see DTW as a poss...

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by flyingdoc787
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Southeast Asia to N. America flights
Replies: 49
Views: 7453

Re: Future of Southeast Asia to N. America flights

There is a huge amount of traffic (O/D) between the Philippines and the USA/Canada. Hence, the multiple nonstops on PAL, and direct service from DL (via NRT) and UA (Via Guam). As to the future of flights between the Philippines/S.E. Asia and the USA/Canada, here are my guesses: 1. PR to expand and ...

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by flyingdoc787
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PR Begins Alliance Accession Talks
Replies: 19
Views: 5457

Re: PR Begins Alliance Accession Talks

My bet is on SkyTeam. GA and VN, the SE Asian airline members of ST, do not fly to the US. PR has that advantage to contribute. Also, the writing is on the wall as regards DL's intra-Asian flights. With PR in ST, DL can go ahead and drop MNL and have their pax (and they have a lot of loyal Filipino ...

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by flyingdoc787
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: High School Reunions
Replies: 27
Views: 1330

Re: High School Reunions

Just attended my 25th high school reunion in the Philippines. Even though we're pretty much caught up on social media, we had a good showing that night, with around 100 of 150 of the class present. My class has a Facebook page, a Viber account, and we receive emails from my school's alumni associati...

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by flyingdoc787
Sat May 05, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Catholics: Are you a traddy?
Replies: 23
Views: 1293

Re: Catholics: Are you a traddy?

I'm a priest... I've never celebrated a Tridentine Mass, but I've done the Novus Ordo (New Rite, the way Mass is commonly celebrated nowadays) ad orientem (facing east, or facing the altar with the people). It is a different experience compared to when I'm facing the congregation not only because of...

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by flyingdoc787
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ever met someone with your same first and last name?
Replies: 33
Views: 1386

Re: Ever met someone with your same first and last name?

In real life, yes. I approached him and showed him my ID, and his face lit up! In virtual life, there's someone who keeps making up false email accounts using my first and last name and changing small details (adding or subtracting a period, adding numbers) and having those forward to my real accoun...

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by flyingdoc787
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US airlines cave In to Chinese demands about Taiwan
Replies: 101
Views: 16983

Re: China Threatens U.S. Airlines Over Taiwan References

IFE maps are another issue... another example here aside from Taiwan is the South China Sea. I wonder if Chinese authorities also want to control the display of the names of the disputed islands? For example, the Philippines has its own names for some of the islands, for which China has its own name...

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by flyingdoc787
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US airlines cave In to Chinese demands about Taiwan
Replies: 101
Views: 16983

Re: China Threatens U.S. Airlines Over Taiwan References

Are they doing this only to US airlines' websites? How about airlines from other countries of the world? I guess it depends on how the website displays the cities - some have a list of only the city names, others organize them by country and city. I don't think I've ever seen any (non-mainland China...

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by flyingdoc787
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Investigators: DNA from genealogy site caught 'Golden State Killer'
Replies: 35
Views: 1135

Re: Investigators: DNA from genealogy site caught 'Golden State Killer'

What's intriguing to me is that they were able to obtain a discarded item with his DNA on it. What was it and how did they get it? Did they follow him around and wait for him to sneeze and throw the tissue in a trash can? Did they look in his dumpster for discarded plastic forks and swab those? Grea...

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by flyingdoc787
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: An airline for both Koreas?
Replies: 12
Views: 1615

An airline for both Koreas?

With positive news coming out from the recent meetings between the top leaders of both Koreas, it might just be possible to witness the reunification of the North and South within our lifetimes.
If so, what would the civil aviation picture be like in a unified Korea?

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by flyingdoc787
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108425

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

The 3rd runway and satellite terminal proposal would be really cool if they build a taxiway to connect it to/from the current NAIA!

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by flyingdoc787
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa's Inaugural flight to SAN
Replies: 25
Views: 6901

Re: Lufthansa's Inaugural flight to SAN

Impressive! Perhaps a long haul LCC such as Cebu Pacific or Air Asia X can come next!

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by flyingdoc787
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 12018

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

In these cases, I've always wondered how the mood in the aircraft is once the flight is finally on its way. How do the "irritated" passengers treat the crew on board? How do the crew treat the pax? I've been on some delayed flights but not in similar circumstances where there was an appare...

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by flyingdoc787
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reversal of a Rebranding
Replies: 38
Views: 5075

Re: Reversal of a Rebranding

In the early 1980's, Philippine Airlines had a 727 painted in a different livery. No other aircraft was painted this way... and then in 1986 they adopted the "Sunriser" logo currently in use.

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by flyingdoc787
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia
Replies: 65
Views: 12785

Re: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia

Wonderful news! Now, how about the other side of Australia? Any chance PR will return to Perth using the A321neo?

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by flyingdoc787
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Hong Kong Christmas with SQ Economy
Replies: 4
Views: 2925

Re: A Hong Kong Christmas with SQ Economy

Thanks for the detailed trip report. I wonder why the earphones are placed outside for pick up by passengers? Is that meant to save time on the part of the crew?

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by flyingdoc787
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108425

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

I'm hoping PAL will put the kiss mark and "Love Bus" decals on their A350 (even with the current "Sunriser" logo). I still remember the TV ad that went with that- a woman kisses her businessman husband as he leaves for the airport, and the kiss mark on his cheek becomes the kiss ...

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by flyingdoc787
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 39249

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

IIRC, there was a time when there were 3 NW 747's staying overnight in MNL. One from/to NRT, KIX, and Nagoya.

Since it's already 2018, is there going to be a new thread started?

Happy New Year! May it be a great year for Philippine aviation!

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by flyingdoc787
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 22644

Re: American Airlines 192 fire in cargo hold in Hong Kong

Just wondering- If there were crew members aboard, would they have known about the fire? I am guessing they would have been busy with preparing the cabin for the flight and not staring out the window. And once aware of the fire, would they have been required to evacuate?

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by flyingdoc787
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA to end U.S flights
Replies: 18
Views: 6633

Re: PIA to end U.S flights

IIRC, they also flew to Chicago at one time. I recall listening to UA channel 9 once and heard ATC directing a PK flight that was landing before us. Hopefully I'm remembering right..

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by flyingdoc787
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milwaukee Next Base for OneJet
Replies: 30
Views: 3700

Re: Milwaukee Next Base for OneJet

What's the service like on board? Is there a flight attendant? Are snacks/drinks served?

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by flyingdoc787
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA or SQ fly ORD-SIN nonstop?
Replies: 23
Views: 4724

Re: Will UA or SQ fly ORD-SIN nonstop?

If SQ does, I'm in! I have family in SIN and from there it's a short hop to MNL, which is where most of my family still lives. I recently flew out of ORD on BR and OZ (midnight departures). Both times, the flights were full. Even Business Class had decent loads. And as previously mentioned, these fl...

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by flyingdoc787
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Options for Flying the 747
Replies: 5
Views: 1154

Re: Best Options for Flying the 747

If you mean the 747-400 (as opposed to the 747-8), and if you're willing to go as far as Asia, then check out Asiana Airlines. I just flew them ICN-MNL-ICN in late June and they had the 744 scheduled on the morning flight out of Incheon.
Korean Air has quite a few 747-8's.

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by flyingdoc787
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Effects from the August 21 Solar Eclipse
Replies: 30
Views: 3645

Aviation Effects from the August 21 Solar Eclipse

So there's going to be a solar eclipse on August 21, and a number of states and cities (and airports) in the United States will fall under its path, some under a total eclipse. How are airports and airlines preparing for this event? How are operations affected by a total solar eclipse?

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by flyingdoc787
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 at MLI (Quad Cities International)
Replies: 12
Views: 2845

Re: A340 at MLI (Quad Cities International)

It was connected to the jet bridge, which, given how low the terminal building is at MLI, sloped downwards at a rather steep angle. Maybe someone onboard couldn't use stairs? There was also a curtained-off area inside the terminal marked, "John Deere Classic Reception Area" or something li...

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by flyingdoc787
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 at MLI (Quad Cities International)
Replies: 12
Views: 2845

Re: A340 at MLI (Quad Cities International)

Yes, that's her! Thanks so much for your efforts.

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by flyingdoc787
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 at MLI (Quad Cities International)
Replies: 12
Views: 2845

A340 at MLI (Quad Cities International)

Landed on UA late last night into MLI and noticed the A340 parked at gate B10 (IIRC). Unfortunately, it was dark and I couldn't take a decent picture from the terminal, nor could I see the registration. It was mostly white with a wavy cheatline and a star (or X) on the tail. No name, no words painte...

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by flyingdoc787
Wed May 17, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 145
Views: 28319

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

This is a different question altogether, but does anyone know if one could non-rev on the Concorde? Or was it strictly for paying passengers?

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by flyingdoc787
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any unexplored island hopper opportunities left in the world!
Replies: 11
Views: 3223

Re: Any unexplored island hopper opportunities left in the world!

www.airjuan.com) is a relatively new airline in the Philippines offering both land plane and seaplane service to/from Manila Bay and islands in Luzon and the Visayas.
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Air Juan (www.airjuan.com) is a relatively new airline in the Philippines offering both land plane and seaplane service to/from Manila Bay and islands in Luzon and the Visayas.

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by flyingdoc787
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport in two time zones?!
Replies: 15
Views: 6599

Airport in two time zones?!

I just read an article by Ken Jennings in Condé Nast Traveller posted today (January 3, 2017) about how the Gold Coast's Twin Towns are able to celebrate New Year's twice. The two cities of Tweed Heads and Coolangatta are in different time zones during the Australian summer, with Tweed Heads (New So...

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