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by outbackair
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: São Paulo to Orlando aboard LATAM - Airbus A350-900
Replies: 2
Views: 2167

Re: São Paulo to Orlando aboard LATAM - Airbus A350-900

A very enjoyable report. Thank you!

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by outbackair
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian startup looking for 757/767 pilots
Replies: 13
Views: 3585

Re: Australian startup looking for 757/767 pilots

Who knows? In 2005 someone brought a Yakolev Yak-42 to Bribane to start Eco Airlines pax flights to Pacific islands. It was so economical, it didn't wast fuel leaving the ground!

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by outbackair
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Tanzania lazindua za Afrika Kusini
Replies: 10
Views: 4326

Re: Air Tanzania lazindua za Afrika Kusini

Another great trip report that doesn't involve Ryanair, Delta, Southwest, etc.... zzzzzzzzzzzz!
Thank you!

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by outbackair
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29561

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

About 6 years ago, a friend thought he'd found a cheap way to go from Perth, Western Australia to Medellin, Colombia (his wife's home). The routing was mind blowing and his wife still hasn't forgiven him as they had two very small children. PER-SYD-HKG (a few hours in the city, not resting in a hote...

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by outbackair
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hunting the Lights: SK and D8 Y-Class ORD-ARN-HEL-IVL
Replies: 2
Views: 3246

Re: Hunting the Lights: SK and D8 Y-Class ORD-ARN-HEL-IVL

Love your reports! Fun and well written! Thanks. Looking forward to more!

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by outbackair
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jetstream 32 over the icecap - July 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 4185

Re: Jetstream 32 over the icecap - July 2020

Wonderful photos. Your reports are worth reading. No Airbus or Boeing narrow bodies involved! Thank you!

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by outbackair
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Dream Journey to the Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle
Replies: 9
Views: 4434

Re: A Dream Journey to the Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle

Magnifique! This is one of the most interesting trip reports I have read, and the most amazing photos. You were so lucky. How did you achieve this visit? Are you military or journalist?

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by outbackair
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Atlanta (ATL) on Delta MD-88's
Replies: 4
Views: 2079

Re: Atlanta (ATL) on Delta MD-88's

I'm normally bored with the constant US domestic trip reports, but this was good with the CRJ and MD-88. Thanks

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by outbackair
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luanda in the 1980s/90s
Replies: 23
Views: 4351

Re: Luanda in the 1980s/90s

I flew TAP L-1011 LIS-LAD-HRE. Not sure if the crew got off or carried on to HRE.

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by outbackair
Sun May 10, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Europe to FOB Fenty, Afghanistan
Replies: 5
Views: 4824

Re: Europe to FOB Fenty, Afghanistan

Thank you for something a bit more interesting than yet another boring US domestic flight!

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by outbackair
Tue May 05, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Express Airways Embraer E-120 shot down by RPG
Replies: 22
Views: 8215

Re: African Express Airways Embraer E-120 shot down by RPG

My guess on why so little media, low death total and the word COVID is not in the story Really? It's known as 'Indian bus crash syndrome'. When a bus crashes in India with 50+ deaths, world media doesn't care, not reported. When a helicopter, business jet crashes with sports people/musician, or a c...

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by outbackair
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surprising history of hijackings to Cuba: Facts, Figures, & Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 4852

Re: Surprising history of hijackings to Cuba: Facts, Figures, & Questions

I've read that for the 8/2/70 Pan Am 299 hijacking Fidel came out to the airport to see the then new 747 as I think it was the type's first visit to Cuba. Can't remember if he got to tour it or not but who was going to deny him if he wanted to see it on his own soil? Apols if it had been mentioned ...

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by outbackair
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: FEVER ONBOARD! All Nippon Airways NH178: Tokyo-Narita to Seattle in Y
Replies: 12
Views: 6545

Re: FEVER ONBOARD! All Nippon Airways NH178: Tokyo-Narita to Seattle in Y

Somewhat overdramatic title. From the reaction, obviously a while ago! But great trip report anyway.

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by outbackair
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 8838

Re: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO

Nice to see that they remembered to take their bags with them. Aviation authorities (eg FAA) need to set up fines of $1000 (or more) per bag bigger than a wallet taken off during evacuation, or find some law where they can be charged for endangering lives. No shortage of evidence as every evacuatio...

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by outbackair
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15919

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

Newsflash - Boeing to offer 777 Cargo planes with pax interior so cabin crew don't have to bother dimming the windows! :D

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by outbackair
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wheel takes flight after falling off Air Canada plane
Replies: 34
Views: 7845

Re: Wheel takes flight after falling off Air Canada plane

firefox8855 wrote:
"You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel"
/////Apologies to Kenny Rogers


:lol: :lol: :lol: Brilliant!

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by outbackair
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Saudia Unveiled: IST-RUH-BOM in J and a peek of newly-open Saudi Arabia
Replies: 18
Views: 6869

Re: Saudia Unveiled: IST-RUH-BOM in J and a peek of newly-open Saudi Arabia

Wow! Great report! So much more interesting than yet another Southwest/American/Delta/Indigo/Air India/Vistara domestic report!

I would not be able to stand on top of those rocks! Hmm, how long before the first selfie-taker falls off?

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by outbackair
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese passenger ordered to pay 123,358 yuan (US$17,712) for throwing coins at a plane engine
Replies: 25
Views: 6017

Re: Chinese passenger ordered to pay 123,358 yuan (US$17,712) for throwing coins at a plane engine

Good ! Anyone acting stupidly costing a company - not just an airline - money to right their wrongs should be made to pay for their actions. WOW! So many ignorant and judgemental comments already! Firstly, in the video posted in first article, it looks like they were dropped on the tarmac more than...

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by outbackair
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese passenger ordered to pay 123,358 yuan (US$17,712) for throwing coins at a plane engine
Replies: 25
Views: 6017

Re: Chinese passenger ordered to pay 123,358 yuan (US$17,712) for throwing coins at a plane engine

Good ! Anyone acting stupidly costing a company - not just an airline - money to right their wrongs should be made to pay for their actions. WOW! So many ignorant and judgemental comments already! Firstly, in the video posted in first article, it looks like they were dropped on the tarmac more than...

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by outbackair
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Holiday patterns of Russians and flights
Replies: 46
Views: 6388

Re: Holiday patterns of Russians and flights

Much closer, especially from southern or eastern Russia. You even see 737s from Russia in Thailand. Sanya in China was developed with Russians (and I think Koreans) in mind. Russians have taken over Phuket, many shops have Russian signs, not just restaurants and hotels. Many stories of Russian mafia...

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by outbackair
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukranian plane on fire in Sharm El Sheikh
Replies: 19
Views: 6189

Re: Ukranian plane on fire in Sharm El Sheikh

TWA772LR wrote:
Great job by the ground crew!

Why weren't the slides popped?


It's quite possible in that short time there was confusion/communications issues and no one had told the flight crew.

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by outbackair
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada's 777 and zig-zagging down the East Coast: FRA-YYZ-LGA-RDU
Replies: 11
Views: 5321

Re: Air Canada's 777 and zig-zagging down the East Coast: FRA-YYZ-LGA-RDU

In the event of an emergency, 40x Wheelchair passengers would be difficult to evacuate.

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by outbackair
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama becomes Luke Air.
Replies: 26
Views: 4030

Re: Blue Panorama becomes Luke Air.

Horrendous!

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by outbackair
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact of wildfires on aviation
Replies: 13
Views: 1976

Re: Impact of wildfires on aviation

In case people in USA haven't noticed, there are much bigger wildfires around the world - Amazon and Indonesia/Malaysia. They have a huge impact. One was a partial cause of a Garuda A300 crash due to low visibility from smoke (1997). https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/low-clearance-is-key-to...

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by outbackair
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To the Oil Rigs of Libya!: Opening(and closing) a rig
Replies: 11
Views: 8772

Re: To the Oil Rigs of Libya!: Opening(and closing) a rig

Probably the best trip report you have written so far. It would be good if you could include a few photos now and then, especially helicopters.

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by outbackair
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying British Airways Club Europe with Hillary Clinton randomly sitting behind me was interesting!
Replies: 12
Views: 15343

Re: Flying British Airways Club Europe with Hillary Clinton randomly sitting behind me was interesting!

Not fly, but my family sailed by ship in 1969 from Nigeria to England. At Monrovia, President Tubman of Liberia joined the ship and as my parents were in First Class, they got to meet him. I did fly Bulawayo to Harare in an Air Zimbabwe 737-200 with then Vice-President Joshua Nkomo. He was so big he...

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by outbackair
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 17313

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

SAA had to take the long way round to Europe as they weren't allowed to fly over most African countries. I took the non-stop LHR-JNB 'around the bulge' of West Africa in 742 but I think they also had TLV and ATH via the Mediterranian and around the bulge. The majority of flights stopped at least on...

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by outbackair
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 17313

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

LHR-PRG-SVO-ALA-KBL Ariana Afghan Airways, the LHR-PRG sector they chartered a CSA Tu-134, the rest was Ariana's Tu-154. From KBL, most pax were transit to Delhi or Amritar. They got us to board one plane, then when in the air the announced that the Amritsar pax would be given train tickets (overnig...

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by outbackair
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester
Replies: 40
Views: 9490

Re: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester

I’m wondering if one should avoid airlines like this not just because of the crew inattention but the stupidity of the passengers too. It’s interesting to note the difference in passengers by airline and destination and their behaviour. Maybe I will start a thread on it. I’m wondering if one should...

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by outbackair
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DFW ever get 12:00am+(23:00) long haul departure?
Replies: 25
Views: 4521

Re: Footage from a drone dangerously close to An A380

Ah ok also I changed the thread because there was already a thread for it Thread title as written makes no sense: "Will after ever get..."? I totally agree with you.......I think that the thread title should be changed again by the OP as it's worded terribly! Why don't people bother to re...

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by outbackair
Thu May 30, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 10393

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

Here in Western Australia it's generally referred to in the media as a near death experience and they find passengers to interview who thought they were going to die.

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by outbackair
Tue May 21, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 19885

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

China's already onto this, but first using single engine cargo aircraft in remote areas. I suspect they may end up ahead of the rest of the world, not least because they don't have unions who would fight it. https://www.janes.com/article/86057/china-s-at200-cargo-uav-readies-for-operational-evaluation

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by outbackair
Wed May 15, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.
Replies: 112
Views: 18323

Re: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.

Any idea which London airport they intend to fly to? Probably Biggin given the amount of passengers. :lol: Really, where is the money coming from to finance this crackpot idea. Huge Nigerian population in London. They will get pax if they offer good baggage allowance. People take a lot of stuff hom...

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by outbackair
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger gets plane to himself
Replies: 77
Views: 14979

Re: Passenger gets plane to himself

Some 20 years ago I flew Royal Wings (Royal Jordanian) Dash 8 Q300 from Amman's city airport, Marka (OJAM) to Aqaba (OJAQ) but it stopped at Queen Alia (OJAI) airport to pickup international connections. I was the only pax for the 10 min flight. I wanted to stay on board in transit but the FA insist...

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by outbackair
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding
Replies: 86
Views: 18431

Re: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding

Why would anyone think it's an April Fools joke? There's a clear link posted. Not funny at all as they obviously need capacity.

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by outbackair
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 113
Views: 32092

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

I know some of you are wishing and hoping DY go under. it’s just sad. I hope they stick around for a long time. This generation now a days is just so negative about everything. I actually think this group of very vocal, very negative, cantankerous gits poisoning this site must actually be a gang of...

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by outbackair
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX and Passenger stranded
Replies: 19
Views: 5876

Re: B737MAX and Passenger stranded

Australia has banned 737Max in Australia, so SilkAir and Fiji Airways have had to change aircraft.

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by outbackair
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests
Replies: 210
Views: 52923

Re: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests

PanAm_DC10 wrote:
Hi Veigar

Thanks for reporting this and making us aware of it. We'll look into it and try to ensure it doesn't happen again.

Paul


I'm having the same problem. Try to save profile with an avatar and I get the 'you've been blocked' message.

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by outbackair
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748680

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Another Max.Thats what happens when an airline rapidly expands and is in a country that is poverty stricken.Poor maintenance,pilot error or training. Wow, just wow, please don't let your prejudices hold you back there. Thoughts with those who have lost their lives on this flight. Investigators and ...

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by outbackair
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Lion Air plane off the runway
Replies: 71
Views: 12142

Re: Another Lion Air plane off the runway

when will this safety failure of an airline be shut down already? When will someone shut down the posters who blame the airline without any knowledge. Just look at the tropical down-poor. Then consider that the RUNWAY may have had a lot to do with it. Of course, people in western countries always a...

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by outbackair
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Kenya Airways E-190 aircraft collide at JKIA.
Replies: 29
Views: 9143

Re: 2 Kenya Airways E-190 aircraft collide at JKIA.

Q wrote:
SXDFC wrote:
What are the red marks on YR? It appears on the nose gear of YR has some red smears.. Is that perhaps blood?



:lol: :lol: :rotfl: NTSB is taking DNA blood who did it. :rotfl:




Q


Please explain why the NTSB would be involved. The world is not American!

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by outbackair
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kita: Jetstar and Finnair SYD to CNS, KIX, HEL and CPH and more (Big!)
Replies: 26
Views: 7713

Re: Kita: Jetstar and Finnair SYD to CNS, KIX, HEL and CPH and more (Big!)

Another EXCELLENT report, as always. Thank you.

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by outbackair
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of Regional Jets in Indonesia
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Potential of Regional Jets in Indonesia

Kalstar still operate E-190s I think. There are Sukhoi Superjets of aviation just rotting in Indonesia. Very sad. I suspect the demonstrator crash there didn't help. Don't forget there are quite a few turboprops flying around, including Garuda and Wings ATR-72s.

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by outbackair
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To the Oil Rigs of India & North America! - Part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 4998

Re: To the Oil Rigs of India & North America! - Part 2

I always enjoy your reports. Would love to see the occasional photo of the helicopters, inside and out though.

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by outbackair
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To the Oil Rigs of India & North America! - Part 1
Replies: 1
Views: 3782

Re: To the Oil Rigs of India & North America! - Part 1

Well done for shutting down S3. Health and Safety first!

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by outbackair
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Buenos Aires to London - BA World Traveller Plus 5 years ago
Replies: 5
Views: 5147

Re: Buenos Aires to London - BA World Traveller Plus 5 years ago

Thanks for posting. Very interesting.

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by outbackair
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airlines can welcome this emotional support...chicken!
Replies: 32
Views: 3313

Re: Airlines can welcome this emotional support...chicken!

I bet someone slams them as heartless and uncaring. Cue the wailing in 3,2,1. And People for Eating Tasty Animals accuses them of Chicken Murder! lol Totally heartless and uncaring! Why shouldn't people bring their kangaroo, pig, pony, peacock, turkey on board (just a few of the ES animals I've hea...

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by outbackair
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *REUPLOAD WITH PHOTOS* A Trip on a Xian MA60: Cambodia Bayon Airlines: Siem Reap – Sihanoukville
Replies: 10
Views: 5007

Re: *REUPLOAD WITH PHOTOS* A Trip on a Xian MA60: Cambodia Bayon Airlines: Siem Reap – Sihanoukville

Thank you for posting with photos! Interesting, BD flight numbers used to be British Midland in UK. Flight aware shows last BD111 flight as LHR-AMS in 1999!

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