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by 777Jet
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22137

Re: Revisiting MH370

I would like to add this though. Everybody said this guy planned for everything why did he not destroy his flightsim routes before putting his plan into action. He would seem to have been meticulous about every other aspect of his plan why leave that behind for authorities to find ? Perhaps that wa...

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by 777Jet
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today
Replies: 119
Views: 20681

Re: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today

My first flight was on a Qantas 747 back in the mid 80s, SYD-HNL-SFO-HNL-SYD.

My last flight was on a Qantas 747. I flew BNE-SYD last Nov just to log a 747-400ER and am so glad I did that. Out of 55ish flights on a 747 that was the only time I flew on the rare ER.

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by 777Jet
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 54839

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Seems like tickets for the Qantas 747 farewell flights are not on sale right on midday. Anyone else having luck? I can't find any links or anything... Link didn't appear until about 12:10 then already said sold out for Sydney then all other cities sold out in a couple more minutes... Oh well, I got...

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by 777Jet
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22137

Re: Revisiting MH370

this new thread was introduced with the purpose of proposing something new to make it interesting. Not to repeat the same stuff over and over again. So then why do you keep repeating your pet conspiracy scenarios? BTW, GZM, what's with the new username? I have every reason to believe it was the Rus...

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by 777Jet
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22137

Re: Revisiting MH370

Without any recent developments I still believe that the most probable scenario is pilot suicide by the Captain @ 99%. All other possible scenarios combined @ 1%.

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by 777Jet
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116735

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Thai Airways has adjusted plans for return to service to Australia, now showing 1 July instead of previously planned resumption in June https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/290624/thai-airways-international-ns20-operations-as-of-03apr20/ Wonder if we have seen the last of the TG 744 in...

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by 777Jet
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116735

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

The first KLM flight operated by 772 PH-BQK landing in SYD https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EUv8En5UEAEDMvP?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EUv8G2DUUAERXQv?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EUv8LWeUwAI6mAD?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EU...

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by 777Jet
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Retiring 747 Fleet on March 29?
Replies: 73
Views: 13099

Re: Qantas Retiring 747 Fleet on March 29?

Qantas Parking Boeing 747s – No Retirement Yet https://simpleflying.com/qantas-747-parking/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook&fbclid=IwAR153TkKncDlOojpsEzwoRT6EhipM2JZcedaSIQKd3uGc_J0K8SZbFWLKKc Would be great if they returned to service for a bit and had a proper farewell. My first ev...

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by 777Jet
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 6 years since MH370: Time for Malaysia to finally admit the truth?
Replies: 63
Views: 8346

Re: 6 years since MH370: Time for Malaysia to finally admit the truth?

This actually happened to a 777 on the ground http://avherald.com/h?article=44078aa7/0000 what do you think the result would be if that happened in the air ? If that happened in the air I don't think it would result in the aircraft turning back -(just minutes after a routine ATC sign off & with...

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by 777Jet
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 6 years since MH370: Time for Malaysia to finally admit the truth?
Replies: 63
Views: 8346

Re: 6 years since MH370: Time for Malaysia to finally admit the truth?

zeke wrote:
No one I know who flies a 777 buys the pilot suicide theory,


And here I was all these years thinking that pilots were supposed to have intelligence... :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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by 777Jet
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 6 years since MH370: Time for Malaysia to finally admit the truth?
Replies: 63
Views: 8346

Re: 6 years since MH370: Time for Malaysia to finally admit the truth?

The most likely scenario by far is still that the Captain, a very experienced 777 pilot who knew the region very well and whose possible motives have been discussed, intentionally did this.

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by 777Jet
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254313

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

I have it! Airbus is getting the order and as a way to save face, QF offered Boeing the opportunity of publicity via the additional empty 787 flights. Could sort of make some sense? Gesendet von meinem SM-G950F mit Tapatalk The A350 will also be more flexible / efficient for other QF missions if / ...

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by 777Jet
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 84572

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

As I just posted in the Aus Aviation thread: "The airline said on Monday VH-OJU’s final commercial flight before the aircraft is retired has been scheduled for October 13 2019 as a special one-off service from Sydney to Los Angeles, with flight number QF99." https://australianaviation.com....

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by 777Jet
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82779

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

"Qantas Boeing 747-400 VH-OJU to be retired in October" "The airline said on Monday VH-OJU’s final commercial flight before the aircraft is retired has been scheduled for October 13 2019 as a special one-off service from Sydney to Los Angeles, with flight number QF99. And frequent fly...

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by 777Jet
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)
Replies: 63
Views: 13120

Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

Rest In Peace Captain Al Haynes.

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by 777Jet
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 84572

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Dan23 wrote:
A copy of the list can be found here.


That's the one & OJU is still flying...

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by 777Jet
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 84572

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

http://www.myairtrade.com But all the Qantas postings are now gone Thank you. I eventually found a pic I took of that info - 15 August was the date for the last non-ER VH-OJU to be available for purchase. All of the other retirement dates from that source have been correct so far but who knows... J...

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by 777Jet
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 84572

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

http://www.myairtrade.com But all the Qantas postings are now gone Thank you. I eventually found a pic I took of that info - 15 August was the date for the last non-ER VH-OJU to be available for purchase. All of the other retirement dates from that source have been correct so far but who knows... J...

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by 777Jet
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 84572

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

747-400 VH-OEB (14F/52J/32W/255Y – Phillip Island) Qantas 2007 Livery Retirement Due 2019/2020 VH-OEE (58J/36W/270Y – Nullabor) Qantas 2007 Livery Retirement Due by 2019/2020 VH-OEF (58J/36W/270Y – Sydney) Qantas 2007 Livery/Oneworld Retirement Due by 2019/2020 VH-OEG (58J/36W/270Y – Parkes) Qantas...

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by 777Jet
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 66881

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Anybody know why TT758 was delayed 14hrs 40mins on the 20th? I have been able to find some more information about this flight. It suffered a technical issue with the left engine on arrival into PER, apparently rather than initially cancel the flight they just kept on delaying the flight. Bags were ...

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by 777Jet
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 29940

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Somebody asked me way up,in a derogatory way: «So, what is now your pet theory? » The answer is, I have never had a pet theory. I am willing to change my mind,I have second thoughts because I want to understand better. I have changed my mind three to four times. The things I believed once,I simply ...

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by 777Jet
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 29940

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

And none of those cases involves a massively complex machine dreamt up by Heath-Robinson (or Rube Goldberg, if you prefer) using household appliances, cats chasing mice, dripping candlewax etc. to trigger the gun or push themselves in front of the train. Far from it - as your own list shows - the i...

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by 777Jet
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern eyes world domination and puts Oneworld plans aside
Replies: 25
Views: 6677

Re: China Southern eyes world domination and puts Oneworld plans aside

I wouldn't mind seeing more CZ FA's around. The CZ FA's I've seen in SYD lately leave all the others (including those from SQ, CX, KE... etc.) far behind in the looks department.

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by 777Jet
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 21087

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at

Just saw this story on the nightly TV news in Sydney, but it has been a slow news day. If we cause a delay we are charged up to $1000 a minute by the airline for the delay. I was told a delay leaving the gate at SYD costs the airline $1,000 per minute, so I guess the airlines look to pass it on to t...

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by 777Jet
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 29940

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

If any pilot would commit suicide he would do it like 4U 9525 or MS 990 and not make it as complicated as he did it. And how exactly do you know that??? It seems quite simple what happened, especially if executed by such an experienced Captain. Once the FO followed the order to leave the cockpit (f...

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by 777Jet
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 66881

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

SeaEagle8 wrote:
EVA Air flight attendants have gone on strike.

All BR flights have been cancelled through 30 June so far.


Has been good seeing the BR 77W in SYD lately.

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by 777Jet
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 29940

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

One thing I keep noticing about myself reading this, is how my first instinct is to side with the pilots and assume something just went terribly wrong (midair collision with a Malay military jet tearing open the cockpit window, fire on board, etc etc), but the home simulator has always perplexed me...

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by 777Jet
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 18019

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

Bricktop wrote:
This saddens me. I know all the arguments why, but 10 years is verging on infanticide. And there’s no evidence of an afterlife.


They'll probably have an afterlife as a soda can ;)

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by 777Jet
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 66881

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Anybody know why TT758 was delayed 14hrs 40mins on the 20th?

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by 777Jet
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 29940

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

There is an article in the Daily Beast that calls the Atlantic article a "discredited conspiracy theory": https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-atlantics-william-langewiesche-dusts-off-discredited-conspiracy-theory-to-accuse-mh370-pilot-of-hijacking Interestingly, it says in the end: "Of...

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by 777Jet
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 30214

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Iran 1 - 0 United States

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by 777Jet
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 29940

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

If Z planned this as well as some believe whose body is in the cockpit won't mean anything as after a successful ditching he could have replaced the FO's body back in the cockpit before going into the cabin to drown making it look like Fariq. The satellite data burst frequency offset analysis and t...

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by 777Jet
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 29940

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

If Z planned this as well as some believe whose body is in the cockpit won't mean anything as after a successful ditching he could have replaced the FO's body back in the cockpit before going into the cabin to drown making it look like Fariq. The satellite data burst frequency offset analysis and t...

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by 777Jet
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew Control/Operations
Replies: 13
Views: 2611

Re: Crew Control/Operations

eagles94 wrote:
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Some people say “get a job on the ground and work your way up” but we all know being a part time check in agent won’t allow you to work up to ops :lol:


Sounds like you're looking for the easy way, no?

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by 777Jet
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Economy Drops To No3 in Competitiveness
Replies: 52
Views: 3656

Re: US Economy Drops To No3 in Competitiveness

And he still received massive tax credits which he frittered away on poor investments and got it all back by shuffling his daddy's money around. You know why the very wealthy pay little or no taxes while the rest of us prop them up? Because they have enough revenue streams that can be justified in ...

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by 777Jet
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 29940

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Nothing really new here other than the most probable cause by far being explained by a different source. So Qi Min Lan is Zaharie's type... She is kind of hot... Assuming it is just the captain’s body in the cockpit, is there anything still to be learned if and when the aircraft is finally found? If...

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by 777Jet
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence: Flight Attendant slammed into ceiling (video)
Replies: 21
Views: 4900

Re: Turbulence: Flight Attendant slammed into ceiling (video)

Wow... I hope the FA is okay and nobody else got injured.

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by 777Jet
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 60
Views: 3169

Re: Buy house or car?

Buy a house / another property. Vehicles are a liability and depreciate in value from day one. If you can get by on public transport do so; the commute may be longer but you can use the time you sit there getting stuff done on electronic devices. I invest as much of my money as I can into real estat...

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by 777Jet
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 45 is 73 today
Replies: 6
Views: 1357

Re: 45 is 73 today

Happy Belated Birthday President Trump!!!

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by 777Jet
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does BKK have so many 5th freedom flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 3291

Re: Why does BKK have so many 5th freedom flights?

Lufthansa wrote:
You also have to remember tourism is a huge part of Thailands GDP.


Indeed. Bangkok has topped the list of world's most visited cities for a few years now (2016, 2017, 2018 IIRC)...

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by 777Jet
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai airways Europe network
Replies: 23
Views: 6117

Re: Thai airways Europe network

The latest investor meeting from Thai stated that Sendai and Manchester will be launched next (I do have an image of the slide that shows this but don't know how to imbed the image here) . Sendai has just been announced, so........ Here you go - I’ve shamelessly lifted David_itl’s post from a few w...

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by 777Jet
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?
Replies: 29
Views: 15958

Re: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?

Just ask. I always ask a FA later during the flight when they are not too busy if I can visit after arriving at the gate. Every time the flight has not been on a 777 I've been successful (excluding TG which is always never). Every 777 flight I've been rejected, even when flying in J. Don't know why ...

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by 777Jet
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 1:400 LAX model airport- 1am to 4:45am operations
Replies: 2
Views: 5204

Re: 1:400 LAX model airport- 1am to 4:45am operations

Well done, very nice!

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by 777Jet
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops
Replies: 22
Views: 4204

Re: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops

aeropix wrote:
Also done nightly at Sydney, Australia


And during the day at times.

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by 777Jet
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it safe to book on Asiana Airlines? Will they go belly up?
Replies: 14
Views: 2480

Re: Is it safe to book on Asiana Airlines? Will they go belly up?

When I first saw the title I thought it was about flight safety regarding the SFO crash. Which brings the question: does anyone know what has been done at OZ following that unfortunate event? Any changes to the training system? CRM? Corporate culture? Likewise. The OZ 777 that crashed @ SFO might h...

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by 777Jet
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Access to old flight data? Looking for info on flight from 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Access to old flight data? Looking for info on flight from 2013

There are some websites but I can't remember their names or find them. If I find the links I'll post. I'm looking for flights back in 04/05 and had no luck because most of these sites only go back to 06 so you should be in luck if we can just find the sites...

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by 777Jet
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with most twin widebodies subtypes?
Replies: 23
Views: 4080

Re: Airlines with most twin widebodies subtypes?

By my estimates, the greatest current number of WB twin subtypes in any individual airline is 8. This is shared between 3 airlines, TG, DL & UA TG 333, 359, 772, 77E, 773, 77W, 788, 789 DL 763, 764, 77E, 77L, 359, 332, 333, 339 UA 763, 764, 772, 77E, 77W, 788, 789, 78J Does TG no longer fly the...

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by 777Jet
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 66881

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I am looking for which ground companies handle which airlines: (eg: Dnata have Emirates, etc. etc. etc. Menzies have... Swissport have... ) I am looking for data that I can make into graphs to work out what handlers have which % of the market, the most airlines, the most flights, etc. ... To the be...

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by 777Jet
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 7955

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

johns624 wrote:
I don't care. I'll be 60 in 3 weeks and don't have any children so I'll be dead and gone before anything major happens.


I like your honesty.

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