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by VHOGU
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Passenger Opens Emergency Exit
Replies: 62
Views: 9965

Re: Another Passenger Opens Emergency Exit

That wasn't always the case, was it? Didn't it used to be that the windows opened inward and you were meant to rest the window on the seat while you made your way out? Strikes me as a rotten idea, given the chaos that could erupt in the cabin after an emergency landing, to ask passengers to calmly ...

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by VHOGU
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Passenger Opens Emergency Exit
Replies: 62
Views: 9965

Re: Another Passenger Opens Emergency Exit

The 737 has hydraulic exit doors that open upward (as opposed to removable plug doors) That wasn't always the case, was it? Didn't it used to be that the windows opened inward and you were meant to rest the window on the seat while you made your way out? Strikes me as a rotten idea, given the chaos...

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by VHOGU
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS to park most of the 787 fleet
Replies: 86
Views: 29597

Re: QANTAS to mothball most of the 787 fleet

Has there been any public explanation for why the B789s are being parked rather than the A333s? It would seem to me that given the B787’s technical advantages over the A330’s in cargo volume, payload, fuel efficiency, etc. it would make more sense to fly the Boeing. Any insight into the Qantas thes...

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by VHOGU
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53165

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Also to add in the release in the above link. - Long-haul international flying important part of plan but suspended until global travel market recovers - Tigerair Australia brand discontinued with Air Operator Certificate (AOC) retained to provide option for ultra-low-cost operations when market re...

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by VHOGU
Wed May 20, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68900

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

A couple of months ago someone was talking about non BSI VA 737’s being retrofitted with BSI interiors.. I can’t find a source on it and I really doubt that they’d bother changing the interiors on their aircraft for aesthetic purposes. Can anyone shed any light? I believe someone mentioned VUO had b...

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by VHOGU
Mon May 18, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 262
Views: 54802

Re: THAI Airways flies into bankruptcy

Interesting to see they kept BNE with B777-200ER, it was an A350 route. Nah BNE was mostly 772ER or A333 route, don't think A350 made it thru and if it did it surely wasn't for long. Once upon a time it was a 772A route! Michael It’s had 772A and 773A, 77W also 788. Not sure it’s ever been 330. It ...

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by VHOGU
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117227

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

I've noticed VA only seem to be utilising the VH-YIx and VH-YFx registered 737 aircraft at the moment whilst in Administration. Any reason for this? YIx and YFx registered 737s are quite a bit younger than the remaining VOx registered aircraft and many VUx. Possibly indicative of which 737s will be...

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by VHOGU
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 327
Views: 54426

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

Read a lot of comments relating to how VA was not a LC or LCC and really couldn't take it up to QF If or when VA re-launch after administration why not try something unique 3 class configuration 38" Premium up front 33" Full service economy in the middle 30" Ultra low cost up the bac...

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by VHOGU
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 327
Views: 54426

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

I'm stunned by the unwillingness of the Australian government to help Virgin. Ease up. The Virgin Australia board of directors have a net worth of $7 billion. They simply do not want to tap into their personal wealth. Good riddance I say. Australia has the biggest COVID19 assistance package per hea...

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by VHOGU
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 327
Views: 54426

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

This is so devastating. Just when everyone was seeing light at the end of the tunnel with the new CEO. I hope someone comes in and buys the airline. It truly is an incredible place to work. So many happy people at Virgin are now so heartbroken.

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by VHOGU
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66326

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

qf789 wrote:

FWIW VA has also retrofitted at least 1 of the older 737's with BSI interiors

Which one? AFAIK anything VH-Y** was delivered with BSI. Anything VH-V** and VH-BZG are all non BSI aircraft.

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by VHOGU
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66326

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

qf789 wrote:
Cathay Pacific is planning on reducing flights by 30% over their network in coming days. Are we likely to see Qantas and Virgin cut services to HKG?

VA will cease all HKG flying from March 2nd. It makes no money.

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by VHOGU
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?
Replies: 23
Views: 7803

Re: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?

AirbusA322 wrote:
VHOGU wrote:
In Australia on the b737-800 if there is 144 pax or more there must 2 pax per block of seats in exit row.

Flew Virgin last week. All 12 seats were empty.

Must’ve been under 144 onboard.

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by VHOGU
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 13586

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

At my airline when serving hot drinks to the flight crew, to avoid spills and burns we must use takeaway style cardboard coffee cups, double cupped and with a hot cup lid. Now I know why!

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by VHOGU
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 83468

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

I was Referring to virgin but yes they are having some retrofitted Any idea on whether they're committed to a number, or if it's a trial. From memory of the initial SSW threads it really only makes sense for longer routes. Approximately 20-25% of the fleet will be retrofitted, mostly aircraft dedic...

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by VHOGU
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65475

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

There's three: Domestic and Short Haul International (VAA) - B737 and A330 Regional (VAA) - ATR72 Long Haul International (VAI) - A330 and B777 Basically an identical setup to what QF have in terms of crew resource groups. I'm sure VA (and QF for that matter) would love to merge the cabin crew reso...

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by VHOGU
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65475

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

- Why four different cabin crew groups? Regional, domestic 737, international 330 and long haul 777 There's three: Domestic and Short Haul International (VAA) - B737 and A330 Regional (VAA) - ATR72 Long Haul International (VAI) - A330 and B777 Basically an identical setup to what QF have in terms o...

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by VHOGU
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?
Replies: 23
Views: 7803

Re: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?

In Australia on the b737-800 if there is 144 pax or more there must 2 pax per block of seats in exit row.

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by VHOGU
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 8472

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

jaybird wrote:
Yes .. the Playboy DC-9 (and maybe others?) wats painted all black.

There was a DJ 737 VH-VOI that was black for a while there. As well as a few NZ aircraft.

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by VHOGU
Tue May 14, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ironic DL Flight Number
Replies: 53
Views: 10858

Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Flyingdevil737 wrote:
QF777 from YMML to YPPH was operated by a 738 last time I checked...

Qantas doesn’t even own any 777s.

QF767 is operated by an A330 also

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by VHOGU
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas FA sacked for drinking alcohol inflight
Replies: 23
Views: 6894

Re: Qantas FA sacked for drinking alcohol inflight

A better choice is to put them on leave and get them help for an addiction. But that means caring about your employees and corporations are people but have no feelings. At my airline if you ask for help they will put you through any rehab needed and pay for it. If you are under the influence and ri...

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by VHOGU
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 85343

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

I’m just now sitting on a QF 73H en route MEL-HBA in seat 9F, looking out the window at the smoke haze. When I look across the aisle, 9A has no window at all. Is this standard for all 73Hs? Why no window? Most (all?) 737s have a 'missing' window as there are cables and ducting running vertically th...

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by VHOGU
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 78184

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Does anyone know why PR Q400’s are flying into BNE?

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by VHOGU
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward
Replies: 43
Views: 7231

Re: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward

Besides where they are built and who they are converted by, what’s the difference between a BCF and a BDSF?

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by VHOGU
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 99098

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Does anyone know when/if the 747 will receive the new paint? Or the 717?

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by VHOGU
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 99098

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

cheski wrote:
Does anyone know if the current 738 painted in indigenous livery (Mendoowoorrji - VH-XZJ) will be updated with the new roo?

I’d imagine not for a while. It’s a 2013 build and they still haven’t painted a bunch in the older livery.

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by VHOGU
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 287
Views: 74874

Re: The A330 and A340 Write off - Retirement - Scrapping Thread

VH-EBI will become a KC30A for RAAF next year.

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by VHOGU
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1486
Views: 198011

Re: A380 Production Thread Part 19

Has anyone ordered the A380 plus?

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by VHOGU
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tommy Lee's Mile High Adventure on AA
Replies: 20
Views: 10778

Re: Tommy Lee's Mile High Adventure on AA

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Lee
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MSPbrandon wrote:
kiowa wrote:
who is tommy lee?


Tommy Lee Jones, actor

Nope, wrong guy

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Lee

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by VHOGU
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site
Replies: 163
Views: 21770

Re: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site

This site has turned to absolute unusable bullsh*t. I hope it fails miserably as a direct result of your inaction. You should be ashamed.

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by VHOGU
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site
Replies: 163
Views: 21770

Re: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site

This website is unusable and it's a joke that the owners haven't done anything about it. This thread was started 2 months ago, and multiple people have reported this issue. Not only does the redirect move users away from the site, but it is redirecting to an obviously fraudulent promotion. This is c...

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by VHOGU
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site
Replies: 163
Views: 21770

Re: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site

http://w9j.daily-sweeptakes.info/index.html?t=1GI5lYrAz35PNhBZDY1rEVbAB36iY5rr0KJhYKqMc4ps6jO1pFalqqU85eY__EedAqIq0XcNqmhEETTMEJG4VQMdhlQhIkQ3kp0vZ0dPL-Y%3D&d=auiphone&td=m.d3r68oj92b.com&pub=rubicon&app=28398&dev=%7B%7B%7Bdev%7D%7D%7D&os=ios&isp=Telstra%20Internet&ci...

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by VHOGU
Tue May 09, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech
Replies: 71
Views: 12489

Re: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech

“I have no idea (what the flavour was), I’m not a big pie eater,”

Amen sister.. :lol:

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by VHOGU
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 148
Replies: 296
Views: 38438

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 148

I noticed EY461 circling over Victoria last night. It looks like it returned to MEL. Anyone know why?

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by VHOGU
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: The adds on this site have gotten out of control....
Replies: 13
Views: 2729

Re: The adds on this site have gotten out of control....

These ads are causing the forum not to display properly in safari on my macbook. Super annoying! I have to browse using my ipad for it to not cut the end off posts..

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by VHOGU
Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146
Replies: 245
Views: 32222

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146

Does anyone know why VH-QPA flew to PVG out of WTB today?

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by VHOGU
Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samsung Note 2 catches fire in-flight
Replies: 39
Views: 6433

Re: Samsung Note 2 catches fire in-flight

The charter flights I take to/from work won't allow Note 7s in the cargo hold on their flights. I flew SAS this week and they made an "Special Announcement" about the Samsung Note 7; as it was forbidden to have it turned on during the flight. It is quite crazy that because a faulty South ...

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by VHOGU
Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA FA does Looney Tunes voices on landing
Replies: 57
Views: 5824

Re: SWA FA does Looney Tunes voices on landing

My god some of you people are so bland and negative. It makes me cringe reading through some of the over opinionated drivel on this forum sometimes. This guys has obviously worked hard and practised this to entertain a lot of people, and loves his job. Imagine how much kids would love this. Southwes...

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by VHOGU
Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dreadful Liveries
Replies: 74
Views: 11221

Re: Dreadful Liveries

China Easterns latest.. Awful.

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by VHOGU
Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help identify 747 at HKG
Replies: 12
Views: 3729

Re: Help identify 747 at HKG

Does max air still have the ex QF 747? I wonder why they would have one RR powered 744 and one not.

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by VHOGU
Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking on planes!
Replies: 55
Views: 15577

Re: Smoking on planes!

Social smoker here.. I'm so glad this isn't a thing anymore. Honestly, just go without for the flight. It won't kill you. If you're at the stage where you can't go a day or two without a cigarette, you probably smoke way too much and should get help to quit. Even the smokers rooms at airports are di...

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by VHOGU
Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX New Livery Aircraft list
Replies: 20
Views: 6110

Re: CX Repainted list

I spotted B-LAK out of BNE the other day with the previous livery on the radome.

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by VHOGU
Tue May 31, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1543327

RE: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Is it an option to order this aircraft without the black around the cockpit windows?

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by VHOGU
Sun May 22, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Update On Air Asia X Honolulu Flight?
Replies: 5
Views: 1839

RE: Any Update On Air Asia X Honolulu Flight?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Carfield" class="quote" target="_blank">Carfield</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Virgin Blue Airways...

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by VHOGU
Tue May 17, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many CI B747-400s In Service Still?
Replies: 7
Views: 1872

RE: How Many CI B747-400s In Service Still?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cedarjet" class="quote" target="_blank">cedarjet</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> <acronym title=...

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by VHOGU
Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The Boeing 747-400 Still In Production?
Replies: 17
Views: 12137

RE: Is The Boeing 747-400 Still In Production?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cougar15" class="quote" target="_blank">cougar15</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> They were del...

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by VHOGU
Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 16420

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Please let it be known that this guy actually belongs to New Zealand.. <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> I'm glad he got put in his place. Its the same rules for everyone else, and his celebrity status won't ...

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by VHOGU
Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titan 757 In Langkawi (LGK)
Replies: 7
Views: 6323

RE: Titan 757 In Langkawi (LGK)

There was a Titan 757 on the ground at PER last week. Same one maybe?

Edit: oops. I should've clicked the link!

[Edited 2015-11-29 21:47:09]

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by VHOGU
Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF A330 Upgrade Status
Replies: 64
Views: 9164

RE: QF A330 Upgrade Status

Thanks qf789. I'm booked on a PER-BNE flight this Friday and it appears to be new config. Looking forward to it!

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by VHOGU
Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF A330 Upgrade Status
Replies: 64
Views: 9164

QF A330 Upgrade Status

Hi guys, Does anybody have any info on the in relation to when all the <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> A330 business class refits are scheduled to happen? And which are done already? Thanks  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" widt...

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