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by Ryanair01
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jetstream 32 over the icecap - July 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 2863

Re: Jetstream 32 over the icecap - July 2020

Here is a little video I made on my i-phone just for myself. It wasn't intended for sharing but maybe people might enjoy it: https://youtu.be/mgcjU_xXQ6Y Wonderful experience and that scenery are amazing! It was simply fantastic. Awesome report. I love the setup of the safety video Thank you. The sa...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 54839

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

VH-OEJ is scheduled for pushback 1400hrs Wed 22nd July. Will fly direct to HARS for low level pass and to dip the wing to VH-OJA and then back up the coast to do some flybys of Sydney and surrounds. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I had hoped that maybe Qantas might had arranged for OEJ to fly o...

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by Ryanair01
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jetstream 32 over the icecap - July 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 2863

Jetstream 32 over the icecap - July 2020

Airline: Eagle Air Aircraft: Jetstream 32 Reg: TF-ORG Built: 1996 Reykjavik - Hofn - Reykjavik July 2020 Taking a joy flight in the COVID era might seem crazy, perhaps even irresponsible. However, Iceland had no community COVID when I flew. Actually if anything, I was the risk. None the less, I’d p...

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by Ryanair01
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: COVID-19: Heathrow to Keflavik 757 - swab tests and masks "in case of emergency, remember to take off your mask"
Replies: 2
Views: 3453

Re: COVID-19: Heathrow to Keflavik 757 - swab tests and masks "in case of emergency, remember to take off your mask"

Interesting trip report and nice pictures. I flew BA LHR-ORD towards the end of May and back then the airport was completely deserted, so judging from your pictures it looks like travel may have picked back up a bit. It will be interesting to see how long the UK sticks with their 14 day quarantine ...

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by Ryanair01
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bye-bye Big Bird - 2010 CDG-LHR A380 Air France during training
Replies: 2
Views: 2144

Re: Bye-bye Big Bird - 2010 CDG-LHR A380 Air France during training

TUGMASTER wrote:
Thanks for the report
Took several these AF380 Crew Fam flights, and enjoyed them all. Have even flew CDG-SIN on them too... Champagne in Y, but grumpy crew....


Pleasure. Those fam flights were good fun!

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by Ryanair01
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bye-bye Big Bird - 2010 CDG-LHR A380 Air France during training
Replies: 2
Views: 2144

Bye-bye Big Bird - 2010 CDG-LHR A380 Air France during training

Back in 2010 Air France was conducting crew familiarisaton flights between Paris and London. Sadly in the last few days these birds have been retired. I thought I might be nice to post a short trip report from brighter times. CDG-LHR Air France A380 F-HPJC Del April 2010 Withdrawn February 2020 1556...

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by Ryanair01
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: COVID-19: Heathrow to Keflavik 757 - swab tests and masks "in case of emergency, remember to take off your mask"
Replies: 2
Views: 3453

COVID-19: Heathrow to Keflavik 757 - swab tests and masks "in case of emergency, remember to take off your mask"

FI451 London Heathrow Keflavik 757-223 TF-ISD Del 1991 to American Airlines 5618805 2088566 What a time we live in. It has to be true that affordable air travel is a significant factor in COVID-19's spread. Therefore it is hardly a surprise that nations have worked to discourage international trave...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American/British Airways ORD-LHR-NCL & Return Trip (Flying During COVID19)
Replies: 10
Views: 4454

Re: American/British Airways ORD-LHR-NCL & Return Trip (Flying During COVID19)

Thank you for posting this. I actually spent a few months in Newcastle and was supposed to be there again for a ten-year reunion that COVID has at least delayed. Agreed that it is a very unheralded place and I'm glad to see the coast and quayside are still nice. If it operates I've got my first COVI...

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by Ryanair01
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does airline fly at a lower than break-even load factor
Replies: 27
Views: 4656

Re: Why does airline fly at a lower than break-even load factor

Basically there are different types of costs. I'll oversimplify this, but the basic lesson is true. Firstly there are fixed costs, like aircraft finance (and to a degree staff) which have to be paid if you fly or not. So long as you cover the direct costs (e.g. fuel), you are better to fly 'at a los...

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by Ryanair01
Thu May 07, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR A330 into LHR
Replies: 14
Views: 4318

Re: AR A330 into LHR

I was heading out to do some food shopping this afternoon in West London and looked up and saw what i thought was a Aerolineas Argentina A330 going into LHR at 15.40 hrs local. The aircraft literally flew right overhead so the markings were very clear. When i got home i did a replay startting 15.30...

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by Ryanair01
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52274

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

I just wanted to pass my best wishes to any VA staffers who might be reading this. Best of luck and lets hope for a positive outcome.

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by Ryanair01
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Air vs Eastern Air Lines 1981
Replies: 74
Views: 10566

Re: New York Air vs Eastern Air Lines 1981

the bones continue today (although almost untouched through 2008) as the Delta Shuttle right down to the day old bagels on the morning flights. After the market crash in '08 the shuttle got downgraded to either regular Delta aircraft and Delta Connection for nearly all flights and honestly it just ...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair reiterates interest in potential Airbus order
Replies: 79
Views: 18763

Re: Icelandair reiterates interest in potential Airbus order

Icelandair knows that the 737-MAX is a very damaged brand. People in Iceland know about Icelandair more than say people in Europe or the US know about their airlines. It only takes a small proportion to be nervous about the MAX at it will hurt FI. For the moment, old 757s with low ownership costs ar...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video Only* Flying in the 80s Eastern; Pan Am and TWA
Replies: 6
Views: 5199

*Video Only* Flying in the 80s Eastern; Pan Am and TWA

I guess with COVID-19 there are not going to be many trip reports in the near future. I don't know if people are interested or not, but here are some videos (not mine) that show what departed flights from the 1980s were like. Eastern Airlines DC9 MCO-ORD 1983 https://youtu.be/8oyan2ebLZI Pan Am 747 ...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116735

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

This talk about appointing an Administrator, and then the process to restructure can be swift, ignores the ability for secured creditors to appoint a Receiver to protect their assets, leaving an empty shell with debt....unless all parties play nice. It gets very complicated, hence the government in...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116735

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Borghetti's predecessor Godfrey was also quoted with similar comments in today's (paywalled) Australian article. Edit: Added Source: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/aviation/a-virgin-australia-collapse-bad-news-for-nation-says-former-ceo/news-story/bc346ecce60840a6671fc30e31296adc?from=ht...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TWA Hotel and Virgin Economy Delight aboard the A350
Replies: 10
Views: 7613

Re: TWA Hotel and Virgin Economy Delight aboard the A350

crownvic wrote:
Great report, but I have one question, what is with the picture of the flight attendant?? She almost looks like a mannequin, what is with the plastic piece in the back??


Thank you. It's a torch.

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by Ryanair01
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116735

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

There are some good reasons why the government shouldn’t bail out VA. A bail out of any type would in essence make the government a guarantor for VA’s existing $5 billion in debt. If we consider the majority of this debt is with overseas institutions and the debt is secured by aircraft that will ha...

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by Ryanair01
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175371

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

So... 5 pages in, and we’re all still debating this issue. It’s been stated several times up thread why there is little support for a VS bail out. I’m sure absolutely no one wants to see anyone out of work, But the problem is SRB . He knows it , everyone on here knows it, and many of the general pu...

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by Ryanair01
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116735

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Yep. The shareholdings have to go at no cost to the taxpaer. Perhaps not an important question to some but one that I think is important, what would it call itself if it wasnt Virgin?? Ansett? There are some good reasons why the government shouldn’t bail out VA. A bail out of any type would in esse...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TWA Hotel and Virgin Economy Delight aboard the A350
Replies: 10
Views: 7613

Re: TWA Hotel and Virgin Economy Delight aboard the A350

LOL Virgin no longer give that disgusting Aussie Bar. However just a yoghurt and fruit is measly. I prefer the US airlines that give a croissant with jam. The legroom on the regular economy was actually OK. How much do they charge for the extra legroom? I can't remember how much extra it was, I did...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ryanair London to Frankfurt
Replies: 4
Views: 4590

Re: Ryanair London to Frankfurt

Thanks for another interesting report! I stayed at Hotel Bristol, which is a little boutique hotel near the Hauptbahnhof. It was fun hiring an electric scooter to get there! The rooms are clean, it offers a nice weekend brunch (free for residents) and has a really nice little cocktail bar with a DJ...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TWA Hotel and Virgin Economy Delight aboard the A350
Replies: 10
Views: 7613

TWA Hotel and Virgin Economy Delight aboard the A350

Virgin Atlantic A350 G-VPOP JFK LHR Economy Delight Flight time: 5:27 1 hour early 5720627 Many years ago for my 21st I flew from JFK-CDG on TWA. Before that flight I had a small meal at the Paris Cafe in TWA Terminal 5. The Paris Cafe was a very sad little place by 2001. https://i.imgur.com/b1KB4u...

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by Ryanair01
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ryanair London to Frankfurt
Replies: 4
Views: 4590

Re: Ryanair London to Frankfurt

Thank you for the trip report and pictures. The ads plastered all over the cabin are undoubtedly tacky but what are you gonna do? I've only flown Ryanair once before but I agree its fine as long as you know what you're doing. My dad was fortunate that I was traveling along with him on that occasion...

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by Ryanair01
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LHR-JFK Virgin Upper Class A350
Replies: 6
Views: 6319

LHR-JFK Virgin Upper Class A350

VS3 LHR-JFK G-VJAM Airbus A350-1000 Upper Class Dep: 0850 Arr: 1214 (29 late) Flight Time: 7:32 G-VJAM on her maiden flight 5610691 VS3 is an early departure from London, but it lands in New York before lunch, giving an extra half-day. The downside is a really early alarm call. However, riding in t...

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by Ryanair01
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66061

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

So have just done a trip back from NYC on QF12. Some random observations and questions: 1. The B789 is a nicely designed plane and a step up. The big windows are great, IFE is very good, cabin noise noticeably lower, and small things like tray table design are far more practical. 2. Accordingly, th...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ryanair London to Frankfurt
Replies: 4
Views: 4590

Ryanair London to Frankfurt

For one of the world’s most flown airlines, you don’t see many Ryanair trip reports. I’ve visited Frankfurt maybe thirty times, but never using Ryanair, until now. So how was it? London Stansted Frankfurt FR 1677 737-800 EI-EPF (8 years old) 1874141 With a midday departure, I decided to aim for the ...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the difference between Worldwide fleet and Mixed fleet at BA?
Replies: 54
Views: 10493

Re: What's the difference between Worldwide fleet and Mixed fleet at BA?

What is pretty much the case now is, as you say, that Mixed Fleet is only really attractive to those who are currently working for less stable airlines or who are starting out in the industry. Before the strikes you’d get a fairly good mix of experienced fliers which seems to happen less these days...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the difference between Worldwide fleet and Mixed fleet at BA?
Replies: 54
Views: 10493

Re: What's the difference between Worldwide fleet and Mixed fleet at BA?

At the time Mixed Fleet was attractive to many for a combination of: - Year round contract, Monarch, TUI and Thomas Cook winter lay offs were a worry for many - Longhaul and overnight variety compared to EZY or RYR - Relative stability in an industry with a history of collapses My impression as a pa...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bushfires in Australia
Replies: 127
Views: 6148

Re: Bushfires in Australia

Ryan - every area, including California and my home state of Washington has peculiarities regarding types of fires, roads to safety, and refuges. Australia is no exception. The question is how do rural people, cities in the midst of Eucalyptus forests, etc keep their citizens from dying, preserve b...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bushfires in Australia
Replies: 127
Views: 6148

Re: Bushfires in Australia

I have asked forestry friends this question, and received ambiguous answers. How large an area needs to be cleared in isolated areas to provide a refuge? Answers vary from: clear fire materials 50 feet from your house. (obviously helpful, but not for a really big fire) Fire can jump more than a mil...

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by Ryanair01
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bushfires in Australia
Replies: 127
Views: 6148

Re: Bushfires in Australia

Unfortunately, the fires are very far from unprecedented and tend to happen on this scale every ten years or so. 2009 4,000 square km and 173 deaths https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Saturday_bushfires https://youtu.be/R9MbMsNZgF0 https://i.imgur.com/BNbSimg.jpg 1994 8,000 square km (Sydney threat...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28793

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

2020 will be a landmark year for Boeing. The problem as I see it is that they're going to be out of allies, other than a.net fanboys. - The airlines will be suing for compensation, Boeing needs to keep them happy or loose customers & risk ntu frames. - The supply chain will be suing for compensa...

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by Ryanair01
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rail or Air on USA-FRA-STR Connections
Replies: 25
Views: 1000

Re: Rail or Air on USA-FRA-STR Connections

FROM EXPERIENCE WITH THIS VERY SITUATION: Be VERY careful with your connecting times. If you are connecting from the plane to the train, you will need to go through customs to get to the train station. And if your situation is like mine was, you'll get behind multiple large Chinese families who hav...

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by Ryanair01
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64540

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

The A320 is gradually replacing the F100s in the regional fleets of both VARA and QFLink though there is obviously a long way to go but the F100s are now all over 25 years old and I think nearly 80% of the world's remaining fleet is Australian registered. Parts are scarce meaning some planes are no...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 1: Virgin to Mumbai - India and China Trip 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 6254

Re: Part 1: Virgin to Mumbai - India and China Trip 2019

Thank for the enjoyable report. I think Virgin's cabins have excellent design.

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by Ryanair01
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ADL farewells the Queen - ADL-SYD on a QF 747-400ER
Replies: 7
Views: 4129

Re: ADL farewells the Queen - ADL-SYD on a QF 747-400ER

Nice report, thank you for sharing.

I can only imagine that crew being forced to work a 'domestic' sector :talktothehand: https://vimeo.com/33374327

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by Ryanair01
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Icelandair 767 - how does it compare to British Airways, easyjet, Wizz or Wow (RIP)
Replies: 4
Views: 5191

Re: Icelandair 767 - how does it compare to British Airways, easyjet, Wizz or Wow (RIP)

I thought it might be nice to include a brief summary of my return flight. For me this was quite exciting, being only my third flight aboard a Boeing 757. I decided to take a detour on my way to Keflavik, via some secondary roads. There are not too many airports where you can get this close to a vol...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Icelandair 767 - how does it compare to British Airways, easyjet, Wizz or Wow (RIP)
Replies: 4
Views: 5191

Icelandair 767 - how does it compare to British Airways, easyjet, Wizz or Wow (RIP)

London Heathrow Keflavik Icelandair 767-300ER Economy Some people might have noticed that I file a lot of trip reports between London and Iceland. Work takes me up there roughly five times a year, plus I travel there socially. Strangely, despite knowing a whole load of people who work for them, I’d...

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by Ryanair01
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated
Replies: 82
Views: 21588

Re: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated

Regular issues (including with smoke/fumes) with that aircraft: Sept 6: Went tech overnight in Edinburgh Oct 2: Technical diversion to Athens (smoke in cabin) Oct 18: Technical diversion to Porto Oct 19: Paphos crew incapacitated (fumes) No fault found? There's definitely something Are those all wi...

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by Ryanair01
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated
Replies: 82
Views: 21588

Re: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated

Regular issues (including with smoke/fumes) with that aircraft:

Sept 6: Went tech overnight in Edinburgh
Oct 2: Technical diversion to Athens (smoke in cabin)
Oct 18: Technical diversion to Porto
Oct 19: Paphos crew incapacitated (fumes)

No fault found? There's definitely something

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by Ryanair01
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 26 years of Sydney to Hong Kong - Cathay Pacific 1993/4; 2018 & Virgin Australia 2019. Have things changed for the best?
Replies: 3
Views: 5100

26 years of Sydney to Hong Kong - Cathay Pacific 1993/4; 2018 & Virgin Australia 2019. Have things changed for the best?

Introduction I thought I try a slightly different trip report, all from the same Sydney to Hong Kong route, but split across 26 years. Trip 1: Cathay Pacific 747-400 1993/4 Trip 2: Cathay Pacific A330-300 2018 Trip 3: Virgin Australia A330-200 2019 Cathay are of course the legacy carrier, with Virg...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA NEO to Iceland
Replies: 8
Views: 6178

Re: BA NEO to Iceland

A few details I should have added: - The aircraft was wifi enabled, but the crew didn't announce it. Netflix is viewable via the wifi, so when coupled with the charging points it's quite an upgrade in terms of entertainment for European routes - There was no duty free service, the NEO has no room fo...

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by Ryanair01
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66725

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Maybe a bit of an aside, but hopefully of interest to some. I was in Iceland at Reykjavik's downtown airport this weekend. You can imagine my shock at this being on the ground. https://i.imgur.com/HR0f01v.jpg The aircraft is WA based. WA to Iceland is a long way in a Cessna! Apparently it flew from ...

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by Ryanair01
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA NEO to Iceland
Replies: 8
Views: 6178

BA NEO to Iceland

BA896 London Heathrow Keflavik A320 NEO G-TTNE First Flight 7th September 2018 5066423 5322353 I didn’t intend to write a trip report for this journey, but none the less I hope some people will find it interesting. I'm sorry the pictures are odd, unfortunately my phone is playing up. Check In via t...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wizzing to Iceland, 28 inches of pitch, go arounds and a fake Big Mac...
Replies: 7
Views: 10589

Re: Wizzing to Iceland, 28 inches of pitch, go arounds and a fake Big Mac...

Contrailer wrote:
Great trip report! I really enjoyed it!

Thank you

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