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by ERJ135
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Time for a new livery for Korean Air? Or is it timeless?
Replies: 27
Views: 2526

Re: Time for a new livery for Korean Air? Or is it timeless?

We need to be very careful in what we would like to see here because we have seen some horrific rebranding that the airlines call liveries. I do wonder though if they could do a euro blue but paler tip to tail with an oversize ying yang logo and simple Korean titles in silver but larger.

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by ERJ135
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 242636

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

Boeing massively underestimated the A350-1000 when they launched the 777X in November 2013 -- as this video from Boeing in the link below demonstrates: ..one airplane to go as far as its competition more efficiently, while carrying tons more cargo, literally; or with just passengers and luggage go ...

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by ERJ135
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 20246

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

On the radio news this morning (June 4th) was a short tail end story that Qantas is "Working" with Airbus to see if SYD-LHR could be achieved. At this time I'd have to assume that they were talking about optimising the A359ULR for such duty. QF seemed very interested when the A350-1000 cam...

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by ERJ135
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 100
Views: 6815

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

I only took an out and back trip once in my life just to fly certain types, in my case it was to fly SYD-MEL-SYD first with the then new 767 with Ansett and then with TAA to fly their A300. Other trips I always look at options to try different carriers with my type list near complete I'd look at the...

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by ERJ135
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?
Replies: 72
Views: 5436

Re: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?

Due to my age and very high flight mileage my bucket list is rather small, the TU144, Handley page herald, DC-2, Grumman Goose and on a Convair 880 or 990 whichever one I missed. I've had my share of business jets but I'd love to take a really long trip on one like a G5 or Global Express although th...

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by ERJ135
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 28256

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

Only 13 airline CEO's opinions matter and we hear no negativity from the other 12 at all, even Malaysian who had difficult times has now found the aircraft does fulfil its role rather well. Only SQ has parked a few of their early build and leased aircraft and they were replaced with new builds. We'l...

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by ERJ135
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A380F a failure?
Replies: 96
Views: 20091

Re: Why was the A380F a failure?

When Fed EX and UPS ordered the A380F they both seemed perfectly happy with the proposed aircraft, it was bigger, flew further carried more than anything else on the horizon. Airbus had problems to solve with the pax version of the aircraft and chose to allocate its resources to the pax version and ...

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by ERJ135
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would Ansett Australia look like today? (Discussion)
Replies: 10
Views: 1715

Re: What would Ansett Australia look like today? (Discussion)

When posing these type of questions, every one is right and wrong at the same time and at the end of the day nothing said makes any difference. To see where Ansett is today some of its history needs to be eliminated. Personally I believe the sale of the company by sir Reg Ansett was the wrong thing ...

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by ERJ135
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?
Replies: 67
Views: 2787

Re: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?

Interesting question. Well I'm old so yeah my first ever flight was on a DC-3, My first 737 was a 200 delivered new to Ansett while they were in the process of retiring the DC-9s, And I had it on the return flight to Sydney from Melbourne. Funny enough my first ever A320 was also with Ansett and too...

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by ERJ135
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MU736 SYD-PVG Engine Failure after take-off
Replies: 51
Views: 15197

Re: MU736 SYD-PVG Engine Failure after take-off

I live in Sydney's northwest and this flew over my house after take off. Its sounded to be struggling and low for where it was, (should have been much higher and its rare for aircraft to take off in this direction). I told my wife that it didn't sound right and turned on the flight tracker and follo...

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by ERJ135
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you flown the same aircraft with different airlines?
Replies: 17
Views: 1268

Re: Have you flown the same aircraft with different airlines?

So I have a somewhat unique one given the time frame, I first visited the USA in the early 1970's and while most of the domestic trips we took were on Western Airlines we took a trip from SFO-LAS-LAX with one of the sectors being on a DC-9 of Hughes Airwest, This was my first ever trip on the DC-9 a...

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by ERJ135
Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Lufthansa and Qantas hold out on the 77W?
Replies: 49
Views: 10103

Re: Why did Lufthansa and Qantas hold out on the 77W?

No Qantas were not even close to ordering the 77W, Way back I was fortunate enough to sit in on the sales pitch by both Airbus and Boeing when QF invited submissions for A: replace the 767 fleet with a growth model (larger aircraft) and B: replace the ageing 747 fleet. At the time there were still 7...

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by ERJ135
Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air thrashed in Washington Post article
Replies: 53
Views: 17833

Re: Allegiant Air thrashed in Washington Post article

I do find these posts quite interesting both from the content of the article its implications to the airline, the perception of the public and the opinions of A Netters that are sometimes rather odd. So okay I have never flown with Allegiant although as a semi regular visitor to LAS its a carrier I'...

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by ERJ135
Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-ticketed persons past security?
Replies: 42
Views: 13151

Re: Non-ticketed persons past security?

In Australia as mentioned you can easily pass security and go to a gate in a domestic terminal without a ticket, after all you have passed security so are considered safe however you can not board an aircraft without a boarding pass, same as everywhere. I remember being in Cairns in 2002 with securi...

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by ERJ135
Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is There An Airline That You Would Never Fly?
Replies: 151
Views: 13534

Re: Is There An Airline That You Would Never Fly?

I'm always happy to fly any airline that I have never been on before, however I do hold grudges for decades. I have a never again list due to personal experience. Top of my list is Turkish, whom I flew as THY way back in the 70's and without a doubt was the single worst airline experience of my life...

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by ERJ135
Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Site Look Poll
Replies: 27
Views: 2486

Re: New Site Look Poll

I wish I could add something constructive, but alas there are no words.

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by ERJ135
Mon May 30, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Details Emerge
Replies: 167
Views: 41259

RE: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Details Emerge

In the opening post was a quote stating that Boeing notes its rival is outselling its 737 series by 4 to 1. Any success with a potential Max10 would hardly change that defecit. The neo appears to be exceeding its projected fuel savings while we understand that the Max has a way to go to match this. ...

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by ERJ135
Sun May 08, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The 747-200 Outlive The 747-300?
Replies: 49
Views: 11893

RE: Will The 747-200 Outlive The 747-300?

Guess we will have to wait and see but it will be either a military based 742 or a freighter, or perhaps a preserved aircraft returns to the air in 20 years or so, no one knows.

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by ERJ135
Sun May 08, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 747 By Any Other Name
Replies: 23
Views: 7030

RE: A 747 By Any Other Name

Interesting Question! So If Boeing never built the 747 in its line up and another manufacturer did build it but with another name would it still be the success it was? Well I could only see it being built in the USA, So if it was a Lockheed, a McDouglas or a Convair, probably yes it would have been ...

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by ERJ135
Sun May 08, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And Another ‘737 Across The Pond!
Replies: 79
Views: 28163

RE: And Another ‘737 Across The Pond!

So a quick Question a little off topic, with this connection would it now be possible to fly regular passenger flights on the B737 around the world? I know you can get from Asia to Australia, then Fiji, Hawaii and from there obviously make your way to YTT and <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / ...

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by ERJ135
Sun May 08, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AF Have Purchased 748s Instead Of A388s?
Replies: 93
Views: 28538

Should AF Have Purchased 748s Instead Of A388s?

When the A380 was first proposed it was designed to be a better 744, a bit bigger, a bit more economical and a bit more range. It was then targeted at any 744 operator as a replacement, if you make money with your older 744 you'll make more money with an A380. This is basically true unless your 744 ...

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by ERJ135
Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Eyes Chinese Airline Alliance
Replies: 35
Views: 10343

RE: British Airways Eyes Chinese Airline Alliance

BA is looking for a simple code share to offer UK to China passengers connecting flights to several Chinese cities, something it can't justify on its own metal. This would allow check in at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> to your final destination in a d...

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by ERJ135
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss 777-300ER Beauties
Replies: 34
Views: 20032

RE: Swiss 777-300ER Beauties

Boeing customer codes used to be pretty much concrete and remained with the airframe for life but these days its a little more fluid. When Qantas took delivery of 737-800s originally ordered by <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> they were delivered as 838's despite the first few b...

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by ERJ135
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transaero 747 In Dublin For Paint
Replies: 35
Views: 11993

RE: Transaero 747 In Dublin For Paint

<br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/Rossiya---Russian/Boeing-747-446/2800760/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/photo/Rossiya---Russian/Boeing-747-446/2800760/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br/><img src="/aviation-photos/small/0/6/7/...

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by ERJ135
Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UA Pilot Arrested For Running Half Dozen Brothels
Replies: 57
Views: 10395

RE: UA Pilot Arrested For Running Half Dozen Brothels

I understand that this is illegal there which is why its news worthy, I wonder if the pilot had been a cab driver or worked at a grocery store we'd never hear about it. I grew up in a society where prostitution was both legal and regulated, working girls pay tax, claim tax deductions and earn supera...

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by ERJ135
Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A322 - An Opportunity For Airbus?
Replies: 134
Views: 42960

RE: Airbus A322 - An Opportunity For Airbus?

Its true that since the neo was launched the A321 seems to be the stellar seller of the family indicating airlines are sizing up their fleets. Given the gap between the A321 and the next size aircraft A332 or A338 or 788 it would be tempting to be the only player in that gap. However airlines can an...

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by ERJ135
Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Experience Of Flying As A Fat Person
Replies: 58
Views: 6892

RE: The Experience Of Flying As A Fat Person

The point of view from "Someone of considerable size" is something I had never even thought of as far a flying is concerned although I had encountered a very large man in the USA on an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 flight. This ...

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by ERJ135
Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Very First DC-9 Flight, And Last
Replies: 68
Views: 4611

RE: Your Very First DC-9 Flight, And Last

Ok this one does make me feel old, but of course I am. These questions are a lot of fun for me as they bring back loads of memories. My first DC-9 flight should have been in Australia as both domestic carriers had a dozen in the fleets at the time of the regulated two airline policy however I only f...

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by ERJ135
Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Receives Green Light To Sell In Iran
Replies: 63
Views: 16034

RE: Boeing Receives Green Light To Sell In Iran

Iran Air just gets more and more interesting doesn't it? Looking at their current fleet and destinations it's completely impossible to absorb the Airbus order without a substantial expansion program. We can assume the current fleet will for the most part or perhaps completely be scrapped fairly quic...

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by ERJ135
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 137
Replies: 207
Views: 26268

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 137

Yeah sorry maybe a bad translation, I received a message from QR stating, "We look forward to serving Sydney daily" which to me sounded future.

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by ERJ135
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 137
Replies: 207
Views: 26268

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 137

QR inaugural flight to <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> over flew the airport at 2000 feet heading north to the city and took a sightseeing tour of the harbour before heading south again, probably to join the reg...

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by ERJ135
Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Rolls Out E190-E2 Prototype
Replies: 54
Views: 20563

RE: Embraer Rolls Out E190-E2 Prototype

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ckfred" class="quote" target="_blank">ckfred</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>Does the E2 have any customers, yet?</i></fo...

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by ERJ135
Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus COO: A380 May Have Been A Mistake
Replies: 158
Views: 38874

RE: Airbus COO: A380 May Have Been A Mistake

I wouldn't be too quick to say the A380 was a mistake, it's still in service with all the original operators, not one has been scrapped, none have been sold on in the 2nd hand market and we know <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> would probably snap them up if they were. Even <acronym tit...

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by ERJ135
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136
Replies: 207
Views: 26099

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 136

I was looking around for Information on Qatar Airways and their services to Sydney commencing March 1st and what equipment they will use. It seems the regular services will be with the 77W however the inaugural on the 1st is currently subject to "Equipment Change" and I heard they intend to send an ...

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by ERJ135
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will VS Resume LHR-HKG-SYD-HKG-LHR?
Replies: 42
Views: 12384

RE: Will VS Resume LHR-HKG-SYD-HKG-LHR?

SYD- <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> is a very busy and well served pair of cities. Both <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> and <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> fly fast direct routes with one stop. Then there are the ME2 Yes 2...

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by ERJ135
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Used A380s For Iberia?
Replies: 27
Views: 17441

RE: Used A380s For Iberia?

Any airline that has operated the 747 in a profitable mode could do exactly the same with the A380. No you don't need a massive fleet of them, some airlines did just fine with a single 747 in the fleet some had 2. If and its a big <acronym title="Great China Airlines and Italy First">IF</acronym> Ib...

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by ERJ135
Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Launches 'Brand Refresh'
Replies: 196
Views: 29211

RE: AS Launches 'Brand Refresh'

Well this is a very pleasant surprise. And while this my not be to every ones taste it could have been oh so much worse, China Eastern anyone?
They can be proud of this one, it keeps the main elements and a modern clean look with some colour.

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by ERJ135
Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IR To Buy 8 A380s
Replies: 207
Views: 51603

RE: IR To Buy 8 A380s

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CARST" class="quote" target="_blank">CARST</a> (<a href="#85" class="quote">Reply 85</a>):<br/><i>I don't think so. I read you can get a visa va...

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by ERJ135
Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Welcome To JFK. Our Gateway To The World" -DL
Replies: 73
Views: 15289

RE: "Welcome To JFK. Our Gateway To The World" -DL

Well you can get to most places from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> just not with <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>, I mean sure fly to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewil...

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by ERJ135
Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airlines To Offer Business Class
Replies: 38
Views: 11927

RE: First Airlines To Offer Business Class

Ok just to throw in my 2cents worth, I flew Thai International in 1975 at a time when they had 2 leased DC-10's and a handful of DC-8's some of which were still in the old SAS style livery, Returning from Amsterdam to <acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</...

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by ERJ135
Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Emptiest Flight?
Replies: 88
Views: 8511

RE: Your Emptiest Flight?

I think in 1984 or 85 I was on a lengthy round the world trip with my last leg on <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), A...

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by ERJ135
Fri Dec 25, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Routes Do You Want From Santa For 2016
Replies: 155
Views: 12018

RE: What Routes Do You Want From Santa For 2016

ET to SYD with 77L whilst awaiting their A380's, grow balistically and show the ME3 that there are alternatives.

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by ERJ135
Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAC 1-11 Customers
Replies: 99
Views: 11476

RE: BAC 1-11 Customers

Since we have all the BAC1-11 fans looking at this, does anyone have a decent photo of the 1-11 in Air Pacific colours? I think they had just 2 in the fleet but I don't recall if they got them new or used.
I only flew from Suva back to Nadi but for me it was my only 1-11 flight.

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by ERJ135
Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Launches Sydney
Replies: 61
Views: 23306

RE: American Airlines Launches Sydney

N720AN has departed LAX on its way to SYD, Welcome back American Airlines.

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by ERJ135
Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Favourite And Least Favourite Aircraft
Replies: 90
Views: 12168

RE: Your Favourite And Least Favourite Aircraft

As I have this weird disorder called a love of flying, it's very hard for me to pick a worst aircraft, however I can say that way back in the 1970's I was unfortunate enough to sit in a DC-10 operated by THY Turkish Airlines, which was by far the worst flying experience of my life, and to this date ...

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by ERJ135
Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flown On Crashed Planes?
Replies: 97
Views: 19044

RE: Flown On Crashed Planes?

I have had two such flights, way back in the 70"s I enjoyed my first trip on a UTA DC-10 but in my notes I was annoyed the aircraft carried a US registration rather than a French one, sadly this aircraft was the subject of a mid air bombing over Africa. The second one was when I was bumped off an ov...

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by ERJ135
Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Analysts Call 31 July 15 A380 Update
Replies: 18
Views: 10905

RE: Airbus Analysts Call 31 July 15 A380 Update

The A380 is always an interesting topic, always has been ever since I saw the first posts about its proposal the doom and gloomers were out in force. I was very fortunate to have been able to sit in on an original sales presentation before the aircraft was launched, I believe they had 42 speculative...

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by ERJ135
Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-9X To Dethrone The 747 As Boeing's Biggest Jet
Replies: 114
Views: 45891

RE: 777-9X To Dethrone The 747 As Boeing's Biggest Jet

Its just a statistic, and you can tweak statistics to quantify any point you need to make, for example "Southwest carries more passengers on Boeing 737's than any other aircraft type and hence has no need for a 779!

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by ERJ135
Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Encounter The Same Aircraft
Replies: 43
Views: 5959

RE: Encounter The Same Aircraft

Way back in 1972 I had my first trip on a DC-9, it was with Hughes Airwest out of <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> and I think we flew to Las Vegas, some 40 years later I flew from <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDT...

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by ERJ135
Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Historically Important Aircraft
Replies: 53
Views: 5586

RE: Most Historically Important Aircraft

So the Wright flyer is the obvious start, the DC-3 that brought flight to the masses and then include the incredible dream of one " Howard Hughes"and his amazing "Spruce Goose". Nuff Said!

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