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by bunumuring
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bad habits when staying in hotels
Replies: 55
Views: 2868

Re: Bad habits when staying in hotels

Hey guys,
Don't know if it qualifies as a 'bad habit' but I always try to sweet talk the reception staff into a free upgrade upon check in!
It works about a quarter of the time : I have stayed in six hotels in the past fortnight and it worked in two of them!
Cheers,
Bunumuring.

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by bunumuring
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program
Replies: 71
Views: 5108

Re: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program

mxaxai wrote:
How about Merlin? Small, agile and it'd be the first military airplane to bear that name. Also a reference to the Merlin engine that powered the early Spitfires.


Hey mate,
Check out the Leonado (ex-AgustaWestland) EH101, known as the "Merlin" in UK service...
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar's A350-1000 top-up order reportedly the long range model
Replies: 18
Views: 7294

Re: Qatar's A350-1000 top-up order reportedly the long range model

Hey guys, Looks like Qantas' "Project Sunrise" might benefit other airlines as well ... Am I right that Airbus fast-forwarded these developments of the -1000 in response to the QF competition? I can also see AirNZ being highly interested in this as a 777-300ER replacement and supplement fo...

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by bunumuring
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 69
Views: 11813

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

Hey guys,
I dislike the new livery and agree with posters above that it looks like two liveries rolled into one!
I liked the old livery with the larger white titles.
The new livery reminds me of easyJet and TNT...
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?
Replies: 23
Views: 6512

Re: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?

Hey guys, Phew! I have been worried that as a cost-cutting measure, Etihad would 'simplify' it's outstanding livery and that's what I feared had happened when I read this thread's title...., you know, a white fuselage with billboard titles and the same tail or something. I hope that Etihad does NOT ...

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by bunumuring
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program
Replies: 71
Views: 5108

Re: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program

Hey guys,
How about 'Dreamtrainer' for a name? It was suggested to me by my (non-avgeek) teenage son after we looked at photos of Boeing's successful T-X.
I laughed, told him 'No way' but agreed to at least post it here....
Cheers,
Bunumuring.

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by bunumuring
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program
Replies: 71
Views: 5108

Re: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program

Hey guys,
Any word on the official designation and/or name of it yet?
Cheers,
Bunumuring

EDIT: I see that aumaverick just beat me to it, asking the same question!

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by bunumuring
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline routes
Replies: 54
Views: 3080

Re: Unusual airline routes

Hey guys, To me the proposed Vietnam Airlines service to Port Hedland, Western Australia was totally crazy... And then it was suggested that the flight would continue on to Auckland, New Zealand! Crazier still! Haven't heard anything about it for a few months ago now... The Jetstar Dreamliner flight...

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by bunumuring
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Australian city
Replies: 34
Views: 1190

Re: The correct Australian city

Hey guys, I totally agree with cpd and benjjk.... Western Sydney may not be perfect but zkojq is SO wrong. I am a proud product of south-west Sydney and while it's not perfect, it doesn't deserve the insults of zkojq. He/she has lost all credibility in my eyes. I am currently spending the week in Ad...

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by bunumuring
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 55114

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Hey guys, Could Turkish announce Australian services as part of the opening celebrations of the new Istanbul airport?!?! Adding 'direct' flights to the only inhabited continent they don't fly to would seem to be a 'big thing' to them. I suspect initially via Asia and later nonstop. 787-9s to be late...

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by bunumuring
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct shire
Replies: 43
Views: 968

Re: The correct shire

Hey guys,
The correct Shire is easy.
Sutherland.
THE Shire.
Just ask any Sydneysider.
Cheers,
Bunumuring.

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by bunumuring
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 21513

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

Hey guys, It appears that the wingtip fold mechanism is in the 'open' position : ie wing tips "up"?!?! I hope that Qantas FINALLY orders the 777 : the -9 to replace the A380 long term and the -8'SP' for Project Sunrise.... And maybe even a couple of 777freighters eventually, wink! Cheers, ...

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by bunumuring
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Anyone Still Play Pokemon Go?
Replies: 14
Views: 634

Re: Does Anyone Still Play Pokemon Go?

Hey guys, Fortnite is a massive hit here. My youngest plays it whenever he has the chance. It's a bit controversial here in Australia, attracting negative media coverage in the newspapers. Pokemon Go was however, a bigger hit with a wider audience than Fortnite will ever be in my opinion. Cheers, Bu...

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by bunumuring
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct AC/DC song
Replies: 21
Views: 559

Re: The correct AC/DC song

Hey guys,
It may be UnAustralian.... But I never really liked AC/DC....
But if I had to choose, I liked "Thunderstruck" and the dead set classic "It's a Long Way to the Top..."
Cheers
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Metal Song is.....
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: The Correct Metal Song is.....

Hey guys, Correct metal song : also correct cover version = Disturbd's "Sounds of Silence" Correct hair metal song : Bon Jovi's "Living on a Prayer" lol (although their best-ever song is "It's My Life" but I don't consider that a "hair" metal nor "metal&q...

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by bunumuring
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Anyone Still Play Pokemon Go?
Replies: 14
Views: 634

Re: Does Anyone Still Play Pokemon Go?

Hey mate,
I stopped playing about a year ago...
Was fun while it lasted.... And I played it for longer than all of my teenage kids did!
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 120
Views: 31453

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

Hey guys, I love this livery but agree about the use of red. I understand it's connection with the flag but the flag itself is prominently positioned right next to the 'swoosh' anyway! It does detract slightly from an otherwise outstanding and distinctive livery. Well done, TN. Now, please fly the D...

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by bunumuring
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Canadian city
Replies: 69
Views: 2111

Re: The correct Canadian city

Hey anrec80,
Mate, I have no idea what's prominent about Thinder Bay. I haven't been there but was seeking my mate's opinion about the topic under discussion. He was quite adamant that it was his favourite city in his homeland of Canada.
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Australian city
Replies: 34
Views: 1190

Re: The correct Australian city

"Melbourne." I grew up in Sydney but most of my relatives lived in Melbourne. I hated Melbourne because ALL of our holidays were spent there visiting relatives until I was old enough to be left at home alone. I always longed to go to Queensland or Tasmania or ANYWHERE other than Melbourne...

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by bunumuring
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Canadian city
Replies: 69
Views: 2111

Re: The correct Canadian city

Hey guys,
I've emailed two of my Canadian mates who live here in Australia.... Their responses : Thunder Bay and Calgary! Interestingly perhaps, both were born and raised in Toronto!
Cheers
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mariner has passed away
Replies: 79
Views: 3897

Re: Mariner has passed away

Hey mate,
I am sad to hear of Mariner's passing.
He was a great contributor to a.net's forums and I appreciate learning more about him from the link.
RIP, Mariner.
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today
Replies: 41
Views: 10077

Re: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today

Hey Gemuser and RyanairGuru, Thanks for your replies. I appreciate your input and stand corrected. I guess the Canberrans I know who transit Sydney rather than Melbourne are in the overall minority. Where I live I can choose to fly domestically out of Canberra or Sydney and make the decision based o...

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by bunumuring
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Canadian city
Replies: 69
Views: 2111

Re: The correct Canadian city

Well Airstud,
Take me there with you! Looking for a Christmas holidays destination!
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today
Replies: 41
Views: 10077

Re: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today

Hey Gemuser, I doubt that many Canberrans would choose Melbourne over Sydney as a connecting point for flights to SFO. I certainly have never heard of any planning to do so, though that's not saying much. Flights I believe are generally cheaper SYD-SFO and there's a choice of airline : two compellin...

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by bunumuring
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Canadian city
Replies: 69
Views: 2111

Re: The correct Canadian city

Hey guys,
Add me as a vote for Vancouver....
But I would love to visit Toronto some day to compare!
Cheers
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colors for Walt Disney World Next Generation Monorails
Replies: 34
Views: 1081

Re: Colors for Walt Disney World Next Generation Monorails

Hey Airstud,
Lol I get it. ANA are using the same reason for the three different coloured A380s.
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you make a SAA new fleet?
Replies: 23
Views: 4231

Re: How would you make a SAA new fleet?

Hey guys,
I was intrigued with the suggestion made by an avgeek mate of SAA taking 4-6 ex-Lufthansa 747-8s in the medium term...
Would work well on the LHR route I would imagine.
Any chance of reopening Sydney flights with new/extra planes?
Cheers
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pan-Am Airlines If They Were Still Around Today?
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: Pan-Am Airlines If They Were Still Around Today?

Hey guys, Pan Am would have the same basic titles and tail logo, possibly with the latter super-sized over the forward fuselage in a combination of pearl metallic white on plain white fuselage or the reverse. They would be flying a fleet of A32Xs, A330s and 777-300ERs (and possibly a shrinking fleet...

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by bunumuring
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Alitalia terminates A340-500 lease with Etihad
Replies: 3
Views: 2146

Re: Alitalia terminates A340-500 lease with Etihad

Hey guys, Would the Sands group in the US be interested? Maybe some other casino group who want to 'step up' from Gulfstreams / Global Expresses? I can't imagine that the Crown Group here in Australia would be interested, although Kerry Packer once did operate a VIP DC-8 based in Sydney. Cheers, Bun...

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by bunumuring
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colors for Walt Disney World Next Generation Monorails
Replies: 34
Views: 1081

Re: Colors for Walt Disney World Next Generation Monorails

Hey guys, A genuine question from someone who has never been to WDW... Why do the monorails have to be in different colours? Purely aesthetic reasons? When Sydney had its much-maligned monorail loop, the train sets were all in a basic common colourscheme but then ended up in themed wrap-around adver...

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by bunumuring
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Fathers Day
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Happy Fathers Day

seb146 wrote:
I was going to say you are a bit late but Australia makes sense. United State's Father's day is the same day as San Francisco LGBTQ+ Pride Parade.

Enjoy the day!


Cheers mate!
Two great celebrations in San Fran on one day!
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 55114

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Hey guys, Firstly Happy Fathers Day to those who are fathers, caregivers and support men.... Secondly the austbt article about Singapore possibly buying out HNA's stake (and/or Etihad's stake) in Virgin Australia makes complete sense to me. I hope that it happens and that Singapore gives Virgin Aust...

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by bunumuring
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Fathers Day
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Happy Fathers Day

Hey guys, It's Fathers Day today here in Australia. Happy Fathers Day to all the a.net fathers, caregivers and support men! Being a dad is so rewarding : best thing in the world I reckon. I hope that you have a great day. I'm currently in bed, under orders from my kids, for my once-a-year breakfast-...

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by bunumuring
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Australian city
Replies: 34
Views: 1190

Re: The correct Australian city

Lol mate, but what's its significance to YOU?

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by bunumuring
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 98
Views: 7379

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Hey Dutchy, There are 100 in the requirement overall but only 72 (or is it 74?) actually being budgeted for at this time due to the decision to keep the Super Hornets/Growlers in the RAAF for the medium term, and then to decide what to replace them with : either more F-35s, UAVs, something else or n...

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by bunumuring
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 98
Views: 7379

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Hey guys, I wonder if in the long term Australia might be interested in the hybrid F-22/F-35 Japanese proposal to replace its Super Hornets instead of the F-35? I know Australia is committed to the F-35 but the decision on what exactly replaces the Super Hornets won't be made for years... And well a...

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by bunumuring
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Australian city
Replies: 34
Views: 1190

Re: The correct Australian city

aviationaware wrote:
Only Sydney has City Gym, so there can be only one choice.


Hey mate,
As a famous/infamous Aussie once said.... "please explain!"
Cheers
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you buying Christmas gifts yet?
Replies: 36
Views: 986

Re: Are you buying Christmas gifts yet?

Hey guys,
I usually start Christmas shopping in the Boxing Day sales, and have finished by July....
This year, no different.
Done and dusted, as we Aussies say!
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Australian city
Replies: 34
Views: 1190

Re: The correct Australian city

1. Sydney
2. Adelaide
3. Canberra
4. Hobart
5. Melbourne
6. Townsville
7. Perth
8. Newcastle
9. Darwin
10. Brisbane

Cheers
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37409

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

Hey guys, A few things ... I have a feeling that Project Sunrise will be an initial order for 8 firm, 8 options and 8-12 'purchase rights'.... I have a feeling that IF Qantas had to decide right now, the A350-1000ULR and the MAX8 would get the Project Sunrise and 737-800 replacement orders, with the...

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by bunumuring
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Government in Meltdown
Replies: 21
Views: 922

Re: Australian Government in Meltdown

Hey guys, I feel quite strongly about Labor and Liberal rolling sitting PMs. Unless there is a moral issue (eg BJ and his love child), health issue or crime, I don't believe that a ruling political party should replace a sitting PM who has won a federal election. I am truly sick of this happening. I...

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by bunumuring
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 57111

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Hey VapourTrails, To contrast with your experience, I had to completely change the travel plans of three family members when Qantas changed the departure time of the second leg of a journey from Sydney. The earlier departure time of the flight made a connection impossible with the first leg arriving...

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by bunumuring
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 2018 Props, Jets & Rotors Model Display
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Re: 2018 Props, Jets & Rotors Model Display

Hey Ryan,
Very interesting, thanks for sharing. I love that museum and am impressed with the contents and friendly, knowledgeable staff I have encountered there.
Are any of the models yours?
Approx how many modellers displayed models?
Thanks,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you make a SAA new fleet?
Replies: 23
Views: 4231

Re: How would you make a SAA new fleet?

Hey guys, As for fleet purchases, I USED to think a decade or so ago that SAA would've been a natural fit for a small fleet of 747-8s for LHR and US routes (and maybe even Australian routes too), with a similarly small fleet of either A350s or Dreamliners in support. Now I think that A350s/A330neos/...

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by bunumuring
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAAF Growler catches fire after takeoff incident during Exercise Red Flag
Replies: 9
Views: 2891

Re: RAAF Growler catches fire after takeoff incident during Exercise Red Flag

Hey guys,
Wonder if an attrition replacement will be ordered sooner rather than later? Makes sense to buy now rather than wait and risk the end of SH production...
Perhaps some kind of deal with Boeing may be in the works...?
Cheers
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 57111

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Hey guys, I agree with sq256's analysis. It's what I imagine happening too. Delta buys out Etihad and At least some of HNA's shares in VA, with HNA keeping a toehold (for a long term future return to VA ownership? Prestige? Maintaining links and rights ?). I can also see the other Chinese shareholde...

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by bunumuring
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 46
Views: 5572

Re: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia

Hey guys, The Lima-Australia flight has been hinted at by Avianca in the past according to an old a.net thread. I also remember LATAM and Air NZ were speculated to have had some interest in Lima-Australia/NZ respectively. I know a few people who have flown LATAM transtasman due to the cheapness of t...

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by bunumuring
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF considering replacing E-4, C-32 and USN E-6 with single type
Replies: 48
Views: 3004

Re: USAF considering replacing E-4, C-32 and USN E-6 with single type

Hey guys, I also predict a 767 selection here, but could the US choose second-hand ones? I suspect that they wouldn't WANT to, but maybe stretched military budgets might necessitate it. I agree that versions of the KC-46 would seem perfect for the roles suggested.... But $$$$ would be an issue! Chee...

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by bunumuring
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 57111

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Hey MooLor, I totally agree with what you say. I have heard that a large international hotel chain has rights to a big area near the SWZ site with plans to develop a golf resort and premium airport hotel. Accor has opened a premium hotel at Warwick Farm (the William Inglis - and it's truly magnifice...

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by bunumuring
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NZ and Korea Choses P-8A
Replies: 76
Views: 5671

Re: NZ and Korea Choses P-8A

Hey Ozair, Thanks for your explanation. I see what you mean. Perhaps a converted 767-200ER or two would be best, as I just cannot see RNZAF purchasing any brand new big planes besides whatever replaces the C-130s : and I am increasingly sure that they can't replace both the 757 and the Hercs with th...

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