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by Ryanair01
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 63
Views: 11885

Re: Delta at LHR

Regulatory history is basically why. Up until not so long ago, access to Heathrow from the US was heavily regulated. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda_II_Agreement Under Bermuda 2, only Pan Am and TWA could fly to LHR. In 1990/91 Pan Am sold this authority to United and TWA to American. Both of ...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ansett Australia Osaka - Brisbane - Sydney - Brisbane - Sydney - Osaka. Year 2000
Replies: 7
Views: 3214

Re: Ansett Australia Osaka - Brisbane - Sydney - Brisbane - Sydney - Osaka. Year 2000

That was an excellent report and a great photo selection! Those flight prices certainly were pretty high. I remember the lowest you could pay for Sydney to Melbourne return was something like $180 back in the 1990s in a sale. It's similar today, but of course, it's much cheaper today by comparison....

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by Ryanair01
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ansett Australia Osaka - Brisbane - Sydney - Brisbane - Sydney - Osaka. Year 2000
Replies: 7
Views: 3214

Re: Ansett Australia Osaka - Brisbane - Sydney - Brisbane - Sydney - Osaka. Year 2000

Nice report, reminds me of my AN flight to Hong Kong, Great airline sadly missed AN767 Thank you. It must have been very similar. images are broken Seem to be working again. Thank you so so much for this report. It's terrific to get such a detailed report from almost 20 years ago on an airline I ca...

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by Ryanair01
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 12148

Re: What is next for Icelandair?

A321XLR. The 757s have to go and quickly (according to Icelandair).

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by Ryanair01
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 222
Views: 29208

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

BITRE out for April Virgin numbers improved across the board, New Zealand improved somewhat with a 80.5% LF inbound and 72.8% outbound Qatar carried more passengers in/out of PER than EK for the first time, outbound LF just under 98% for the month vs EK 96% Batik Indonesia slowly improving coming i...

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by Ryanair01
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ansett Australia Osaka - Brisbane - Sydney - Brisbane - Sydney - Osaka. Year 2000
Replies: 7
Views: 3214

Ansett Australia Osaka - Brisbane - Sydney - Brisbane - Sydney - Osaka. Year 2000

Osaka Kansai - Brisbane - Sydney AN882 747-400 VH-ANA Del Aug 1999 First flew 1989 for SQ as 9V-SMB Ansett 747-400 VH-ANA at Osaka 0297553 As a Star Alliance partner, ANA issued my Ansett boarding pass in London. That saved a job upon arrival in Kansai. Boarding Pass https://i.imgur.com/2AcV3GG.jpg...

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by Ryanair01
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TWA Paris to New York by 767-200 in 2001 - when the TWA terminal was a terminal
Replies: 20
Views: 7905

Re: TWA Paris to New York by 767-200 in 2001 - when the TWA terminal was a terminal

Thanks for taking the time to share this trip report. Your description of the TWA cabin crew was really funny! Was just passing through CDG Terminal 1 and it really hasn't changed much...the essence is still the same. The interiors look very dated and unappealing, and I could only tell some of the ...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 60960

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

A bit of well-placed gossip about VA international, which no I can't substantiate, but comes from sources who would know. A lot of bitterness between HNA and VA right now. It was expected Hong Kong Airlines would market and fill the HKG flights but VA feels they've been completely 'screwed over' (sc...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TWA Paris to New York by 767-200 in 2001 - when the TWA terminal was a terminal
Replies: 20
Views: 7905

Re: TWA Paris to New York by 767-200 in 2001 - when the TWA terminal was a terminal

A very enjoyable trip report, thanks for sharing :) Phil FlyingColours Thanks, pleasure! Excellent report! My first "big boy" trip ever was in 1987, at the age of 21, to NYC and a TWA 747 from LAX to JFK. I remember landing at the famed TWA terminal and thinking, "what's the big deal...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 60960

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Routes still need to make financial sense, even if a smaller aircraft reduces the risk of launching new services. SIN could well be a good option for additional/new services from places like BNE and ADL by JQ or even QF if it went down that path. HKG’s capacity issues won’t be solved until the 3rd ...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic propose deeper partnership
Replies: 40
Views: 6476

Re: Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic propose deeper partnership

It seems sensible. I flew the HKG connection last year https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1399911

Schedules aren't great, but in economy I got enough FF points for a transatlantic flight, which was insanely generous.

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by Ryanair01
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12504

Re: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted

Cedarjet:So how come Brisbane of all places, another small country town, is in the frame for a nonstop to Chicago ahead of Sydney or Melbourne? Hope you have your hard hat on! :-) While BNE is now over 2 million population it is still only 35 - 40% the size of SYD or MEL, which is why the new servi...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TWA Paris to New York by 767-200 in 2001 - when the TWA terminal was a terminal
Replies: 20
Views: 7905

Re: TWA Paris to New York by 767-200 in 2001 - when the TWA terminal was a terminal

Very nice! I flew a lot with TWA domestically, so it's nice to see what the international service was like. Thank you for this trip report. Glad to bring back memories. Nice TR, unfortunately the pics don't come up - can you fix it? Thank you. Think whatever bug is now fixed This was an enjoyable r...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12504

Re: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted

Is Brisbane the Aussie end of the route because of range? Otherwise I don’t get it. 75% of traffic will have to take a domestic flight from Sydney or Melbourne first, so it’s no improvement on going via LAX on QF/AA or via AKL on NZ. Reminds me of the people who said after the success of PER LHR th...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230185

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

^^^ It’s been said before, but the people who the airlines make money on pay extra for non-stops. There are plenty of cheap ways to connect a lot between every city pair in the world. Flying non-stop is worthy of super premium prices, which is the entire point here. 20 hours is some nice arbitrary ...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?
Replies: 53
Views: 9663

Re: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?

Hello Everybody, Once the merger between American and TWA was completed in December 2001 I was wondering how long it took American to repaint the planes, replace the interiors and, any other branding that might have needed to be taken care of? I suspect any plans they had to retire the brand as qui...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230185

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Spec change? I thought Joyce simply said they had accepted that they wouldn’t be able to carry the full 300 pax SYD/MEL-LHR. But on other routes/sectors they’ll still want to carry 300 and that’s how the aircraft will be configured. It’s much the same as what they do on DFW-SYD where they block sea...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TWA Paris to New York by 767-200 in 2001 - when the TWA terminal was a terminal
Replies: 20
Views: 7905

TWA Paris to New York by 767-200 in 2001 - when the TWA terminal was a terminal

Welcome to the past I recently came across some notes and a couple of pictures of the TWA flights I took for my 21st birthday, which were shortly before their shut down. Some of the pictures are my own, easy to tell because they are the low quality ones (no digital photos back then), others are som...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230185

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Sorry if this has been mentioned before but how much time would a pax save by taking the non-stop vs a 1-stop flight from SYD to LHR? If they landed in broome and refueled the plane with passengers onboard it might add only 30 minutes. But at a major hub where the passengers get off the plane it is...

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by Ryanair01
Wed May 22, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board
Replies: 35
Views: 15022

Re: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board

The catering is just sly editing from the vlogger. The truth is that each main meal is larger and desert is served separately (like in business class). To coin a phrase, fake news. In terms of loads, this happens from time to time. I once flew on an SIA 747-400 from SIN to SYD with just 14 pax on bo...

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by Ryanair01
Tue May 21, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Disapointing TWA HOTEL at JFK + UA 787-10economy FRA-EWR (w/photo)
Replies: 23
Views: 9616

Re: Disapointing TWA HOTEL at JFK + UA 787-10economy FRA-EWR (w/photo)

This is very typical of the reviews TWA is getting. Don't shoot the messenger.....

UA look like a solid product.

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by Ryanair01
Sun May 12, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Re stops, I specifically said that not all trains should stop at all stations. Newcastle-Sydney as quickly as possible is the ultimate goal, but Sydney Basin is too demographically (and economically) dispersed for all routes to be city centre-city centre. A regional HSR network would be invaluable ...

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by Ryanair01
Sun May 12, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230185

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

I don't think payload volume is the driving factor, I think the question will be what yield per pound can they bank on? The UK-Australia market is fairly unusual in lots of ways. One particular feature is when travelling such a long way it is expensive for passengers (and shippers) which means many ...

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by Ryanair01
Sun May 12, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

My question on that is what was the business case for the Madrid-Barcelona route and Spanish HSR in general? Even if Sydney-Melbourne is unfeasible, a small network around Syndey along the lines of Central-Chatswood-Hornsby-Gosford-Newcastle, Central-Liverpool-Campbelltown-Goulburn-Canberra, and Ce...

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by Ryanair01
Sun May 12, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

And in Europe London-Frankfurt is probably an equivalent pair (both financial centres) at just under 800km. And there is no direct Eurostar service, you need to change in Brussels, and typical journey time is 5 hours. I'd say it is an isn't quite an equivalent pair, I wonder if Madrid to Barcelona ...

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by Ryanair01
Mon May 06, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Intercontinental Wizz Air - 5 hours on an A320 to Georgia
Replies: 3
Views: 5235

Intercontinental Wizz Air - 5 hours on an A320 to Georgia

Wizz Air W96423 London Luton (Southeast England) Kutaisi (Central Georgia) Scheduled 4h 55m Airbus A320WL Georgia, the country not the state. I had to explain that quite a few times in the run up to this trip. For so long Georgia was forgotten about in the west, subsumed into the USSR. Georgia is o...

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by Ryanair01
Sat May 04, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #5 | Final Era: One Last Effort at Capturing the Market by Following Trends (1987-1991)
Replies: 32
Views: 5443

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #5 | Final Era: One Last Effort at Capturing the Market by Following Trends (1987-1991)

Thank you for such a wonderful series of posts. I have these photos which I hope people will enjoy. 747 First Class https://i.imgur.com/3AREiR1.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xqyKxEU.jpg 747 Main Cabin 1987-1989 https://i.imgur.com/GCBI9zY.jpg 1989-1991 https://i.imgur.com/2biWPpS.jpg Videos Here are a cou...

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by Ryanair01
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #4 | Refresh Era: Even During Financial Difficulties, You Can Still Look Good (1984-1987)
Replies: 22
Views: 3592

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #4 | Refresh Era: Even During Financial Difficulties, You Can Still Look Good (1984-198

I believe the gentleman pictured in your upper deck photograph is Milutin Velimirovich, who was Junior Purser killed aboard Flight 103. On a more mundane note, most coach cabins did get super bins and new panels but some aircraft still featured old panels and small bins by 1991. Clipper was split in...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1985 Pan Am LHR-LAX-SYD 747 & 747SP - a (former) kid's memories
Replies: 18
Views: 15559

Re: 1985 Pan Am LHR-LAX-SYD 747 & 747SP - a (former) kid's memories

PAA did the Forces Charter Rest & Recuperation (R&R) flights from Saigon to Sydney return during the Vietnam War on 707's. I was on one such flight just after the TET offensive in Feb 68 returning to Saigon, left around 9am and I still remember the lunch that was served on board. Steak and ...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car
Replies: 12
Views: 8203

Re: BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car

Excellent read mate! Did a similar trip myself about a year ago, BA LHR-HKG on the 77W, CX HKG-MEL on the A359, then returning QF BNE-SIN A333 and BA SIN-LHR on the A388. I was greeted at the door by a steward who seemed a tad confused by my British Airways issued boarding pass. After careful inspe...

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by Ryanair01
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA keep KEF?
Replies: 66
Views: 8772

Re: Will AA keep KEF?

Facts say otherwise https://www.quora.com/Is-Iceland-considered-part-of-Europe-or-North-America Iceland is 2,202 KM from Europe Trust the good folk of a.net to school Icelanders and the Icelandic government about Iceland's geography. It seems Icelanders who write the Icelandic Government's webpages...

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by Ryanair01
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept
Replies: 42
Views: 7104

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept

Perhaps a little unrelated, but Pan Am was one of the leaders in ETOPS, when they shut down they'd flown more ETOPS hours than anyother airline. That was because they were replacing 747s with A310s as the main backbone of their transatlantic fleet. I don't know if people are interested in these pho...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67221

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Before domestic deregulation (October, 1990), was it possible to purchase transport on any of the Qantas flight segments that operated within Australia, such as SYD-BNE or SYD-PER? I'm guessing not, but wanted to ask anyway. Cheers. No it was not, although during the pilots dispute I believe Ansett...

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by Ryanair01
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #1 | Pre-Production Era: An Evolving Mock-Up Used to Create Hype (1966-1970)
Replies: 39
Views: 7110

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #1 | Pre-Production Era: An Evolving Mock-Up Used to Create Hype (1966-1970)

That letter from Boeing history above is not correct; the airplane used was PAA's #3 airplane, not their second...I was personally there at KSEA for the June evening (cooler temperatures..) departure to Paris from the ~3000' longer runway than that available at KBFI. My father, Donald Knutson, was ...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car
Replies: 12
Views: 8203

Re: BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car

W Where were you on the coast in Qld? I did BNE to Sunshine Coast a few months back, but had only come off SYD-BNE. I was at Peregian Beach on the Sunshine Coast, sort of between Maroochydore and Noosa. I get how a delay can cause you to change airlines .The thing with delays is even if the cause c...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Ambassador Service Seat Charts (1971) L1011, 747 Question- K Class?
Replies: 50
Views: 6372

Re: TWA Ambassador Service Seat Charts (1971) L1011, 747 Question- K Class?

...TWA would have been the only American carrier that operated a 747 both domestically and internationally It's very unusual for Longhauler to be wrong, but Northwest Orient also operated the 747 on many U.S. domestic routes in addition to its international routes. Good heavens! You are 100% correc...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 15189

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

Looks like the thread got derailed completely, arguing about Europe vs. USA with respect to cars and trains. My simple point of this thread was to express my surprise that - seemingly - a lot of airlines based in Europe were suddenly going bust lately. I guess the answer is not a simple "this ...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75616

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

That is simply impossible. The timings do not work. In such a scenario it would rotate with QF55/56 (moved to an evening departure from BNE) or any hypothetical BNE-SFO etc, exactly like the schedule out of MEL. QF15 would have to remain a morning departure to facilitate the JFK tag. QF55 is alread...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept
Replies: 42
Views: 7104

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept

Perhaps a little unrelated, but Pan Am was one of the leaders in ETOPS, when they shut down they'd flown more ETOPS hours than anyother airline. That was because they were replacing 747s with A310s as the main backbone of their transatlantic fleet. I don't know if people are interested in these phot...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154645

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/i-have-a-wow-air-ticket-what-happens-now/2019/03/28/2bda45f0-5182-11e9-8d28-f5149e5a2fda_story.html?utm_term=.574f2a2d18ba "Wow is not offering refunds to incapacitated passengers. On its website, the carrier explains that customers could receive...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car
Replies: 12
Views: 8203

Re: BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car

Weird about those footrests - I just did QF1 and there were definitely none in my row (on the lower deck) - also all the seat around us were broken in that you had to bash the button several times to get the seat to 'hold' and not fall all the way back. Did you have that problem? I was a bit skepti...

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by Ryanair01
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154645

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

So sad to see so many people out of work. Who will pick up the slack besides Icelandair? They are light on aircraft, so it won't be easy for them. WOW showed that a few markets can support more capacity. I think certain U.S. cities could support service to KEF like 3x weekly with that as the destina...

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by Ryanair01
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR marks 1 year of operation, route exceeds expectations
Replies: 47
Views: 8523

Re: Qantas PER-LHR marks 1 year of operation, route exceeds expectations

To be fair, I think its one thing if it was ALL ex PER pax to LHR (obvs would never be) But QF (rightly so) has the ability to push the same MEL-SIN-LHR pax through PER to bolster the number and make it work. The MEL - SIN and SIN -LHR now has seats freed up, plus for through pax of course to/from ...

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by Ryanair01
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75616

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Im surprised that SYD has less journey starts/finishes than MEL. I'm not, considering SYD has QF1/2 to go if one wants to go to LHR. Michael Melbourne has 37/1 (20 mins more with A330 and A380) and 2/36 (30 mins more with A380 and A330), both with a comparable midpoint to 1/2. So not sure that is t...

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by Ryanair01
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic’s Northeast Asian routes
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Virgin Atlantic’s Northeast Asian routes

Virgin Australia flies HKG-SYD, so passengers can connect to that flight after the VS lands. It replaced their own HKG-SYD extension I think. Also there are 5 daily flights between LON and TYO compared to 3 daily and 3 weekly between LON and PVG (excluding VS) so that kinda explains why they don't ...

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by Ryanair01
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154645

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Very bad news for Iceland. The two big tourist markets are US and UK, both have air seats down by more than a quarter year on year, not just due to Wow. If you take Wow out of the picture (mainly in secondary markets now), it will compound that even further. Out of the UK fares last year were in the...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic’s Northeast Asian routes
Replies: 37
Views: 6175

Re: Virgin Atlantic’s Northeast Asian routes

A few reasons I'd suggest. There are still a lot of links between London and Hong Kong. Quite a few Hong Konger's resettled in London just before the hand over, so that creates visiting friends and family traffic. Also a lot of financial links with the City of London and Hong Kong (e.g. HSBC). Shang...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car
Replies: 12
Views: 8203

Re: BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car

Here are my return flights. I haven’t included so much detail as that was basically the same. VA938 BNE - SYD 737-800 VH-YFX I dropped the hire car off without incident and headed over to the domestic terminal. For those who might not be familiar, the departure lounge is open to anyone. As a kid thi...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car
Replies: 12
Views: 8203

Re: BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car

Wow. Travelling that far in Y and still managed to drive several hours at the end of the trip. It's incredible stamina. Haha! I must admit to being a little nervous about that drive, so I stopped three times over a two hour drive. At least I had some pleasant spots to take a rest at Redcliffe and A...

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by Ryanair01
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car
Replies: 12
Views: 8203

BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car

Introduction Over 18,000 km, 40 hours, three airlines, five trains, two buses plus a hire car later it’s time for sunrise over the Pacific. I had been sat on lots of BA Executive Club points for a couple of years. Over christmas I decided to see how far I could get. To my surprise there were three ...

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