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by Philippine747
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/331812/in-photos-aircraft-debris-found-in-eastern-samar-town#ixzz6UKJYODzO Debris believed to have come from a commercial airplane were washed ashore at the Anuron Beach in Mercedes town in Eastern Samar on August 5, 2020 Can anyone ID the aircraft? Word on the st...

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by Philippine747
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most boring/ugly airline liveries in your opinion (including airlines of the past)
Replies: 37
Views: 1579

Re: Most boring/ugly airline liveries in your opinion (including airlines of the past)

Personally: China Eastern new scheme. Honestly, even if the old one was kinda drab, it wasn't bland as hell. SAS new livery. It's not as good as the old one. myAustrian scheme. Doesn't have that "national airline" vibe. Joon. Need I say more? Aer Lingus new scheme. The old one was liked fo...

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by Philippine747
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

I agree that the number of A321ceo needs to be trimmed, as the present config seems a bit too dense. The A321neo provides a better product and is just the right size for the current operation. PAL could also negotiate to swap some A321neos for A320neos as they see fit. If PAL those needs additional...

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by Philippine747
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

We now have the breakdown..... :crackup: http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/2020/08/pal-trims-widebody-fleet.html Quote: "PAL President and COO Gilbert Santa Maria said they are looking to return four B777-300ER planes, three A350-900s and three A330-300 planes this month. It will also let...

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by Philippine747
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Before this crap hit... international trip planning
Replies: 13
Views: 692

Re: Before this crap hit... international trip planning

Also, I remembered that you could probably get AA and PAL on the same ticket out of MIA. Slight problem, flying out of Miami isn't an option. It has to be RSW. Also, American Airlines isn't listed as a feeder for Philippine Airlines. Their only feeder in North America would be WestJet, however with...

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by Philippine747
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

PR has cancelled all ex-Manila domestic ops from 4 August to 18 August with the reimposition of the ECQ over Metro Manila earlier today. Cebu, Clark and Davao hubs will still be operational. Interesting note... While gathering a bit more info, there is a Cebu-Dumaguete flight scheduled twice weekly ...

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by Philippine747
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

As for international routes which will PAL discontinued? PAL has six long-haul routes that are over 10+ hours HNL, LAX, LHR, JFK, SFO, YZZ and YVR. Its likely that planned routes such as MNL-SEA and CEB-LAX will not push through if not delayed indefinetly. Possible long-haul routes that will be per...

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by Philippine747
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

And now for the distressing news..... :sigh: https://www.philstar.com/business/2020/08/03/2032440/pal-offloads-its-excess-baggage Quote: "Ripping through turbulent skies, Lucio Tan-owned Philippine Airlines (PAL) is getting rid of all the extra weight. Clearly, PAL , which was already facing d...

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by Philippine747
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Before this crap hit... international trip planning
Replies: 13
Views: 692

Re: Before this crap hit... international trip planning

Have you tried looking at BR? The only change of airline I could think of would be UA to BR. On top of that, you can bypass Manila by using Cebu (I don't know what your final destination is but if it is in Visayas/Mindanao, it's better). Who or what is Br? And eventually Mindanao would have been th...

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by Philippine747
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Before this crap hit... international trip planning
Replies: 13
Views: 692

Re: Before this crap hit... international trip planning

Have you tried looking at BR? The only change of airline I could think of would be UA to BR. On top of that, you can bypass Manila by using Cebu (I don't know what your final destination is but if it is in Visayas/Mindanao, it's better).

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by Philippine747
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

For a break from all these worries...over in the BA Fleet Parking thread, the discussion veered towards what would happen to its last A318 after it is withdrawn from service..... :airplane: https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/ba-axes-a318-premium-service-that-took-over-concorde-flight-number/1395...

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by Philippine747
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In-flight magazines
Replies: 28
Views: 1590

Re: In-flight magazines

PR removed the Mabuhay Magazine from the seat pockets of all aircraft (mainline and PALex) in the early stages of the COVID outbreak. However, they published one or two digital issues, but nothing lately.

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by Philippine747
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321Neo Exit Configurations
Replies: 12
Views: 1342

Re: A321Neo Exit Configurations

ikolkyo wrote:
Going forward it will not be available. Early A321neos had this configuration while the NX config was getting certified. In the future all A321neos will be built to the NX standard and the former configuration will no longer be an option.


Oh. Today I learned :)

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by Philippine747
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

Curious that PR is relatively quiet regarding their AOG fleet...wonder what's going on in their discussions with Airbus and lessors? :scratchchin: I've noticed PAL has more active planes as a whole... so I guess there's not really a need for it. Some of the A21Ns are back online (side note, one of ...

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by Philippine747
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

Cebu Pacific is sending most of its Airbus A321ceo (RP-C4111, 4112, 4113, 4115, 4116, 4117), a single A321neo RP-C4123 which is said to bring back the flight crew to Manila though I'm unsure if it will be stored as well? and two of its Airbus A330-300 (RP-C3441, 3442) to Allice Spring, Australia fo...

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by Philippine747
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.facebook.com/CNNPhilippines ... 8061730074


Nice, I have confidence in them after seeing what they've done with CEB in the past few years!
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SkyHigher wrote:
Well, Megawide-GMR got the rehab project of MNL.
https://www.facebook.com/CNNPhilippines ... 8061730074


Nice, I have confidence in them after seeing what they've done with CEB in the past few years!

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by Philippine747
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321Neo Exit Configurations
Replies: 12
Views: 1342

Re: A321Neo Exit Configurations

This has come up before; I believe the options with 2 doors forward of the wing are not available on the NEO. It's available on the NEO. I think it's a matter of density as well, the first A21Ns for PAL have the 4-door option in a 12/156 config, while the last two deliveries (and all succeeding one...

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by Philippine747
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest 747 Airports (of the past)?
Replies: 15
Views: 1765

Re: Busiest 747 Airports (of the past)?

I would also put Bangkok-Don Mueang on this list. Lot's of Europe-Far East v.v. flights stopped there up to the late 90s.

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by Philippine747
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern widebody history (MD-11, A340s)
Replies: 1
Views: 902

Re: China Eastern widebody history (MD-11, A340s)

http://www.departedflights.com/96Iintro.html
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For retro scheds around that time period, this is my go-to reference. Not complete, but should give you a rough idea.

http://www.departedflights.com/96Iintro.html

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by Philippine747
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first 747/A340/A380 sightings
Replies: 27
Views: 1110

Re: Your first 747/A340/A380 sightings

My first 747/A340 sightings may have been at the same time - since in the 2000s, these were the backbone of the PAL long-haul fleet! One would see them parked in MNL T2's North Wing in the daytime. As for my first A380, it would've been in HKG around 2010/2011. It was an SIA bird, have the picture s...

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by Philippine747
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

PR has released seatmaps that includes options for social distancing. Middle seats in the forward portions of Premium Economy and Economy are blocked on all aircraft (except the Q400, where the aisle seats are blocked). There will be no extra fee on top of the fare to avail these seats, but are only...

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by Philippine747
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

Speaking of LAX-CEB once this COVID Crisis is over do you think PAL will push through with launching direct flights between Cebu to Los Angelas and Manila to Perth? I have a feeling they will push through with both routes. As MNL may still have capacity constraints for inbounds, might as well funne...

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by Philippine747
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did UA retire their 737-222?
Replies: 14
Views: 3374

Re: When did UA retire their 737-222?

N9001U, or the first 732(non-Adv) built, left UAL and entered service with Air Philippines as RP-C2021 around early 1997.

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by Philippine747
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

PAL has released an advisory about upcoming international flights from Canada and the U.S., -- please be guided accordingly. :arrow: https://www.philippineairlines.com/AboutUs/newsandevents/copy%20of%20advisory-covid19-08jun20-67 I'm quite interested in this part of the advisory: If we are authoriz...

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by Philippine747
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports named after people that died in plane crashes
Replies: 27
Views: 1297

Re: Airports named after people that died in plane crashes

Queen Alia International Airport in Amman comes to mind.

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by Philippine747
Sun May 31, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

Regarding that flight to WUH, Royal posted on their FB page regarding those flights. It was a non-rev cargo flight carrying medical supplies. Outside the aviation community, such info would cause mass hysteria on Facebook. Even AUP had to make a statement when they announced CZ's resumption of servi...

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by Philippine747
Tue May 26, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

Quote: “For example, if we find out that we are going to need to return say 10 to 20 percent of our aircraft because demand just isn’t there – so we don’t have to pay rent, we’ll return the aircraft – well that means we’re going to have to reduce our flight crews and our cabin crews by similar amou...

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by Philippine747
Fri May 22, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=BGI-LHR-MNL&DU=nm


Well... it took the westbound route. Currently on the way home to MNL via LAX as PR8103.
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Devilfish wrote:
Wonder if it would fly eastward on its way home to ride the jetstream..... :scratchchin: .....

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=BGI-LHR-MNL&DU=nm


Well... it took the westbound route. Currently on the way home to MNL via LAX as PR8103.

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by Philippine747
Thu May 21, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

ttps://www.auphilippines.com/2020/05/25 ... a-pal.html
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PAL sending an A359 on MNL-YVR-BGI. Just landed a few minutes ago as PR8116, opb RP-C3501.

ttps://www.auphilippines.com/2020/05/25 ... a-pal.html

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by Philippine747
Mon May 11, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

PR or CAAP is probably reluctant to do so considering the PW's reliability... http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=MNL-BNE%2FSYD&MS=wls&DU=nm Late reply, but I think it would still fall under the 60-minute rule... plenty of diversion airports along the way. This will be speculation on my part. But ...

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by Philippine747
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

Please note that ETOPS is not just for ocean crossings. A320 Family aircraft are approved for ETOPS 180 out of the factory..... My bad, meant to say has CAAP has approved EDTO/ETOPS on the A21N. I am aware some of the A320 and A321ceo fleet are already equipped (including one PALex A321 for some re...

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by Philippine747
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

PR might have to downgauge MLE to A321N and MXP to A338 in the future ...that is, if COVID-19 had not killed the latter yet! :ghost: Wonder if the A21Ns are already ETOPS certified considering the lengthy overwater segments... although I'm not sure if that route really needs it. Have they ever been...

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by Philippine747
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

Some interesting PR flights right now... RP-C3501 enroute as PAL8718 from Manila to Milan-Malpensa to pick up Filipino workers. Also of note, PR operated its first ever flight to Male, Maldives last 25 April. RP-C8760 operated as PR8708/8709 to repatriate Filipinos. Funnily enough... they've talked ...

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by Philippine747
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 335
Views: 71815

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

https://twitter.com/kaochihhsin1/status ... 53158?s=21
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Unsure if reported here. There is a tweet (in Chinese) claiming that China Airlines will delay the return of service of its 747-400 fleet. It even hints that cannibalisation of the pax fleet may occur to support the cargo fleet.

https://twitter.com/kaochihhsin1/status ... 53158?s=21

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by Philippine747
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW (Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter) enters administration
Replies: 15
Views: 5060

Re: LGW (Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter) enters administration

Wow this is crazy. 15 more DH8Ds back on the market. Before COVID very few of them were available on the second hand market. Now it's approx 100 frames avails. Another 14 frames on the market coming from OS, they’ve announced that they’ll get rid of theirs (plus A319 and 3 Boeing 767) as pre-Corona...

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by Philippine747
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations
Replies: 91
Views: 7064

Re: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations

PAL introduced the current scheme in 1986, which was applied to all types including the BAC 1-11 and the HS-748. These types retired at the end of the decade, replaced by the 737 and F50s respectively. 2552029,0770453 In the early 1980s, there was an experimental bare-metal scheme on the BAC 1-11 fo...

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by Philippine747
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 92
Views: 7705

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

Personally... I once flew CGY-MNL-GES v.v.. For those not familiar CGY and GES are on the same island but it would take a long land trip with possibly a lot of roadwork and traffic along the way. Better option was to layover in MNL (no flight from CEB back then) and catch the A330 down to GES the ne...

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by Philippine747
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

An interesting thing to note: the PAL "indefinite" summer timetable on their website does not show the DVO-MDC and ZAM-BKI flights anymore. CEB-LAX is still listed for a May 2 first flight.

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by Philippine747
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

XiamenAir 787 landed earlier in MNL carrying supplies and medical personnel.

Speaking of supplies... a PAL A330 (RP-C8760) flew a roundtrip (MNL-XMN-MNL) yesterday to pick up supplies. Some cargo was strapped to seats, marking PAL's entry into the "combi" club :P

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by Philippine747
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

Too bad there hasn't been much photos from spotters in MNL as it has been getting rare flights, like Austrian's 77E and Cambodia's A319 recently. Looks like QR keeps getting repatriation flight requests, tons of 77Ws flights to MNL and CEB are still not enough, it appears an A380 is en route to CEB...

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by Philippine747
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights
Replies: 93
Views: 27816

Re: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights

D-ABYT inbound Manila as LH9911...

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by Philippine747
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"
Replies: 42
Views: 8455

Re: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"

Airlines are trying more and more to sell tickets directly. In the year 2020 there is no reason to drive to a travel agency. Good riddance. Here in the Philippines, there still is a use for them. Travel agencies here not only sell package tours, flights, etc. but they also help process visa applica...

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by Philippine747
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

Cebu Provincial Government to prohibit entry of airline passengers from CGY, CRK, DGT and LGP. Order is effective immediately and will last for 30 days, but flights still operated tonight, 14 March, to DGT (DG) and CGY (2P/5J). https://www.rappler.com/nation/254539-cebu-flight-ban-legazpi-clark-caga...

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by Philippine747
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do I get a ride on Eva Air’s Badtz Maru A330?
Replies: 13
Views: 1572

Re: How do I get a ride on Eva Air’s Badtz Maru A330?

MRYapproach wrote:
As for the EVA A330s, I've flown them in regular livery a few times intra-Asia and they are definitely dated cabins. Not sure if the Hello Kitty ones are updated, but I doubt it.


B-16333 has the old Business product as of Dec 2019...

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by Philippine747
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 109
Views: 8399

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

SIN-KLO, but I was continuing to CEB, as SilkAir used to make it a tag on to their CEB service. Flight was transferred to Scoot as its own service (SIN-KLO-SIN) a year later but was terminated eventually.

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by Philippine747
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Complicated Livery?
Replies: 36
Views: 3692

Re: Most Complicated Livery?

Someone once mentioned the China Airlines tail used to be handpainted. They'd even send someone to the factory to do it so that they could keep it up to spec...

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by Philippine747
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

Devilfish wrote:
Just to clarify...would these flights use T2 or T4 at NAIA... or operate out of SGL :?:

Timetable lists these flights as T2 departures and arrivals...

Just noticed also, but the 28 February timetable lists a lot of "Until March 11" on selected flights on CRK-USU/BSO/IAO...

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by Philippine747
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

So I remember there was news that PAL was planning to discontinue Bohol-Korea flights (this was before Panglao opened). However, their Mabuhay magazine still shows their Bohol-Seoul flights as active (albeit still saying "Tagbilaran" instead of "Panglao" for some reason), and ch...

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by Philippine747
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

PAL's 8th A321NEO (RP-C9938) on the way home. -9938 is the second Cabin Flex NEO for PR. https://i.ibb.co/Wgrm51y/82239430-241718076844268-3424618465552424508-n.jpg aviationph posted this story of RP-C7775 en route to Victorville, CA for upgrades, apparently. What upgrades are expected? Probably PIP...

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by Philippine747
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-200LR, why was it not a success?
Replies: 51
Views: 9664

Re: Boeing 777-200LR, why was it not a success?

I still don't get why Turkmenistan airlines has the LR version, they recently even ordered one more of it. The 200 Non ER would have done the job for them or the B789 would be a cheaper and better choice. Turkmenistan has some interesting fleet decisions... even the retired 717 fleet boggles me. Ma...

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