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by Philippine747
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

xwb565 wrote:
Any word on a350 rpc3503? It has been out of service for close to two months after an alleged ground vehicle impact in HKG. Perhaps things a bit busy at LHT Manila and aircraft still to go in for repairs?


Aircraft is still at LTP. No word on its RTS...

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by Philippine747
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do UA 777 pilots fly all 777 types in the fleet?
Replies: 8
Views: 1590

Re: Do UA 777 pilots fly all 777 types in the fleet?

Just joined to answer this one to the best of my ability. I'm ATC and was on a FAM flight from ORD to SFO in the jumpseat of a United 777. A neighboring 777 was scheduled to Maui (I believe). Hawaiian bound 777 had a MX issue involving (I think a cargo hold fan). Bad juju over the Pacific, not so b...

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by Philippine747
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Cebu Pacific Air will consider opening new routes to India, China and Russia using the Airbus A321XLR. The airline will accept first deliveries of the new type in 2024, after which it hopes to expand the regional offering out of its Manila and Cebu hubs. In true Cebu Pacific style, the airline has ...

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by Philippine747
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH17 - 5 years ago
Replies: 23
Views: 2933

Re: MH17 - 5 years ago

HP69 wrote:
MH seems very accident prone, with this and the disappearance.


Before 370, the last major crash was of an A300 in 1980. From that point, they had a good safety record and is still considered as one of the safer SEA carriers.

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by Philippine747
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways' new royal barge livery on 777 revealed
Replies: 7
Views: 2958

Re: Thai Airways' new royal barge livery on 777 revealed

TG should bring back the metallic purple color too they used on their A340-500 fleet. Some aircraft are still wearing it now but will eventually be repainted or withdrawn from the fleet so nothing will be left in this metallic purple color in the end. Will TG also put this Royal Barge on internatio...

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by Philippine747
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

I hope not Air Asia.Philippine Airlines should dominate that airport.it should not be like Kuala Lumpur international airport Sorry AirAsia,thats a HUB for PAL! Well if MNL sticks with a two airport solution and PR remains at NAIA, they can use it to their advantage as it's closer to Metro Manila....

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by Philippine747
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 116
Views: 17995

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

I once read due to the length and the fact that it was a narrowbody, the 753 had long boarding times which could affect the turnaround time...

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by Philippine747
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 171
Views: 27988

Re: Hong Kong airport cancel all flights today

5J112 (MNL-HKG) turned around and returned to homebase before entering Hong Kong airspace. PR306 (MNL-HKG) arrived before the airport closed but was able to turn as PR307 with a 1h delay.

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by Philippine747
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 13163

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Some weird Philippine revenue routes: SFS-MNL was operated by GrandAir using the A300 back in the 1990s. The route was flown as a tag-on to the HKG-MNL flight, and that was during a period where they tried to redevelop the former NAS Cubi Point as a strategic hub. PR used to run CEB-TAG a few years ...

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by Philippine747
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Delta will be closing down their NRT hub, cutting NRT-MNL and SIN-MNL. Luckily, MNL will still be served by Delta through ICN instead. DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL It might just be a tag-on to another route to the States, just like DL180/181, which is a tag-on to NRT-HNL. Wit...

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by Philippine747
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Garuda CEO arrested on corruption charges
Replies: 15
Views: 2726

Re: Former Garuda CEO arrested on corruption charges

VV wrote:
I never understood why Garuda ordered CRJ1000.
Now I understand.


It also has its niche, it can fly on routes that don't require the ATR's short-field capabilities, but demand doesn't justify sending a 738.

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by Philippine747
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 135
Views: 19068

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

Does this only affect mainline Cathay or it also affects Cathay Dragon as well? IIRC the latter does most of the mainland flying...

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by Philippine747
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 18159

Re: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight

acjbbj wrote:
Seriously! Are American Airlines becoming the Florida Man of airlines?


Well they do have a hub in MIA ;)

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by Philippine747
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 6250

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

Pan Am operated a major station in THR in the mid-to-late 70s with flights coming in, albeit not daily, from FCO, IST, FRA and then heading off to KHI, BOM, DEL, etc. I'm surprised they didn't use the 747SP and try to do it nonstop. here is the route map from 1978. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2c...

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by Philippine747
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone know why PAL's international flights to Canada are still in T1!? ALL of PAL's international flights should be in T2 to consolidate resources and more cost efficiency. T2 can get quite crowded with multiple arrivals/departures, especially with the current renovations. Immigration facilities t...

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by Philippine747
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

....and to follow up my last post of a few minutes ago Is it so difficult for the Government to buy out the owners of land adjacent to the current single main runway, and just build a parallel runway there? It can only require an additional width of a hundred or 200 metres, how many houses would th...

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by Philippine747
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

KE announced plans to CRK with a start in the end of October. http://www.flightsinasia.com/article/4469 Wonder what they're going to use - probably the 737-800/900ER to match their competitors' capacity... Last week, i happen to go to the Korean Air website and then i searched Philippine destinatio...

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by Philippine747
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

jteruel06 wrote:
KE announced plans to CRK with a start in the end of October.

http://www.flightsinasia.com/article/4469


Wonder what they're going to use - probably the 737-800/900ER to match their competitors' capacity...

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by Philippine747
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean air ends flights to nadi
Replies: 14
Views: 2863

Re: Korean air ends flights to nadi

How were the loads on this route? I find it to be one of the more interesting route pairs around.

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by Philippine747
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inflight Boarding Music Memories
Replies: 13
Views: 966

Re: Inflight Boarding Music Memories

I remember an early morning flight aboard a PR A320 a few years ago from CEB to MNL. They played a jazz cover of "What a Wonderful World' and a few other songs. Another time, they played a jazz cover of "As Long as You Love Me" on a flight to Singapore. Quite relaxing actually. Back i...

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by Philippine747
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will we ever see CEB-USA again?
Replies: 11
Views: 2987

Re: Will we ever see CEB-USA again?

Not soon, but maybe a few years from now. The long-haul fleet is dedicated to routes out of MNL, with very limited reserve capacity for such a route. In the past few years, the CEB hub has grown larger, providing for more domestic connection opportunities for passengers from the provinces. Throw in ...

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by Philippine747
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ signs MOU with MH to expand codesharing, among other areas of co-operation
Replies: 18
Views: 4876

Re: SQ signs MOU with MH

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Interesting. How long before we get a MSA group holding if not a MSA airline again?


We should see first if their interests wouldn't get in the way. MH and SQ split over differences in how each country wanted to expand.

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by Philippine747
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

I wonder if LTP is certified for that kind of work...and if they were, would they be inclined to give PR a generous discount -- by virtue of LTG 's partial ownership of MacroAsia? :scratchchin: Devilfish, LTP did the rework/refurbish of PAL’s monoclass to triclass. I wonder too, if they are qualifi...

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by Philippine747
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

BKK and Thailand in general are low yielding markets with lesser premium demand, partly the reason why the ULR flights to USA ports failed. Strange then that PR's North America services still survive despite the Philippines being said to be a low yielding market, perhaps even moreso than Thailand. ...

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by Philippine747
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happened to WOW's fleet after it Collapsed?
Replies: 15
Views: 5829

Re: What happened to WOW's fleet after it Collapsed?

Some A321ceos are going to Air Canada Rouge.

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by Philippine747
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Should they open SGL, I wonder how they will design the SID/STARs to prevent conflict with NAIA's traffic flow. I'm picturing turns toward Manila Bay on departure before being vectored to the first waypoint.

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by Philippine747
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

filipinoavgeek wrote:
https://www.facebook.com/flyroyalair/photos/pcb.418224618908326/418224458908342
Apparently Royal Air has some kind of partnership with AirAsia. Does anyone know the details of this?


AirAsia operates some of Royal Air's flights using Z2 metal but under the Royal Air callsign.

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by Philippine747
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

[i]"He said the carrier hopes to have a new lounge should the consortium looking to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport decide to put up a Terminal 2 annex . I noticed they have been silent about the planned lounge in the North Wing of T2... Personally though, PR shouldn't conc...

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by Philippine747
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

RP-C8612 (Mainline A320) is now flying for PALex. Entered revenue service on May 2, on MNL-TAC-MNL. According to Arianespace PAL will transfer three A320 to GAP this year, which will reduce PAL fleet to just 4 A320 until 2021. He also mentioned that by 2021 PAL removed its remaining A320 from its m...

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by Philippine747
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trent 700 visible differences
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

Re: Trent 700 visible differences

Are there any visible differences between the Trent 768-60 (used on A330-341 Variant) and the Trent 772B/C-60 (A330-343 Variant)? I understand that the thrust ratings vary between the two, but can't seem to spot any other differences to distinguish between them. You won't see any, as the difference...

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by Philippine747
Fri May 31, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Since 5J have previously mentioned that new wide-body aircrafts will be mainly on regional within asia. I wouldn't be surprised if they order the A330neo since it has commonality with there existing A333 in terms of crew training and maintenance. Also the can retain the 436 seat all-economy high de...

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by Philippine747
Fri May 31, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

You might have been flying on one of the -876X aircraft. They still keep some A330s in the old high-density config for some of the busier routes. Didn't catch what the registration was, but it was one of the tri-class A330s with the new business class and premium economy as well as 2-4-2 economy, s...

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by Philippine747
Thu May 30, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Arrived in CEB T1 a few days ago. The renovation is really starting to go into full swing, and a new pick-up area was open for private vehicles. So apparently PR has a new in-flight system? I flew on their A330 late April and it was still the "old" one. You might have been flying on one of...

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by Philippine747
Tue May 28, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Jeb Brooks MNL-JFK https://youtu.be/J9NHp9Dj0rk Personal recommendation for improvement: 1.) For the lounge PAL is supposed to open a lounge at T1 which should minimize the congestion at the PAGS lounge. But If they where to move all international flights to T1, which is likely then maybe expand th...

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by Philippine747
Tue May 21, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 7798

Re: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier

The Boeing 757-200M was designed at the request of Royal Nepal Airlines.

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by Philippine747
Tue May 21, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Royal Air - a charter airline in operation in the Philippines since 2002 - is now looking to take on PR, 5J, Z2 with new flights out of CEB and announced plans to acquire Airbus A319s. http://www.flightsinasia.com/article/4425 Any idea where these A319 coming from? With Chinese tourist flights like...

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by Philippine747
Mon May 20, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Royal Air - a charter airline in operation in the Philippines since 2002 - is now looking to take on PR, 5J, Z2 with new flights out of CEB and announced plans to acquire Airbus A319s. http://www.flightsinasia.com/article/4425 They just opened up service out of CEB today to DVO and PPS. They'll be ...

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by Philippine747
Fri May 17, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?
Replies: 41
Views: 1871

Re: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?

Favorite would be the 767. Turns out 2-3-2 is the best way to fly, followed by 2-4-2 and 3-3-3. Worst for me is the Q300, I feel very cramped (am 6') and it can get very warm inside.

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by Philippine747
Thu May 16, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

The twitter post just says the TPE - KIX leg. Is PR also closing the MNL - TPE sector? :confused: This will only affect PR 896/897. PR891/892/893/894 will not be affected. TPE can be considered as an importantant destination, due to its proximity to the Philippines and the business/tourism links. I...

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by Philippine747
Wed May 15, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks liked PAL will be closing there MNL-TPE-KIX-TPE-MNL flight soon. https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/1128384625493958656?s=09 The twitter post just says the TPE - KIX leg. Is PR also closing the MNL - TPE sector? :confused: This will only affect PR 896/897. PR891/892/893/894 will not be a...

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by Philippine747
Mon May 13, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Meanwhile PAL has been cancelling some discounted J fares from Japan to US via MNL. The main reason was due to a glitch with there mobile app. PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna confirmed that certain fares quoted recently by the PAL mobile app for specific flights from Japan to the US and Canada (vi...

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by Philippine747
Mon May 13, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

At P52/$...just a bit over a million dollars for the 1st Qtr -- :dollarsign: 1.17 M ..... https://www.philstar.com/business/2019/05/13/1917264/pal-trims-losses-q1 Wonder if that was related to the computer glitch? :scratchchin: While there is still a loss, at least PR is improving their fortunes. I...

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by Philippine747
Sat May 11, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Eva Airlines cabin crew negotiation broken, strike to start today
Replies: 25
Views: 1509

Re: Eva Air (BR) Flight Attendants to Hold Strike Vote

Demand 3 is interesting. Taipei to Tokyo is only 3h15 scheduled, and accounting for any delays a return trip would have at least 7 hours of flight time, with an additional two hours of block time. I am not familiar with Taiwanese duty time regs, but can anyone give insight to why they would demand ...

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by Philippine747
Thu May 09, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Eva Airlines cabin crew negotiation broken, strike to start today
Replies: 25
Views: 1509

Re: Eva Air (BR) Flight Attendants to Hold Strike Vote

Demand 3 is interesting. Taipei to Tokyo is only 3h15 scheduled, and accounting for any delays a return trip would have at least 7 hours of flight time, with an additional two hours of block time. I am not familiar with Taiwanese duty time regs, but can anyone give insight to why they would demand t...

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by Philippine747
Thu May 09, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

RP-C8612 (Mainline A320) is now flying for PALex. Entered revenue service on May 2, on MNL-TAC-MNL. On the other hand, regarding the terminal renovations at NAIA T2, I just flew out earlier and part of the check-in area (beside the Business Class/Mabuhay Miles lanes) is closed off. Some jetway exten...

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by Philippine747
Tue May 07, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Philippines747 and filipinoavgeek...Thank you both. The airport web site is not very informative. The shuttle bus information is not clear. Are we talking about the UBE shuttle service here? When I took the shuttle two years ago, it took me from T2 to T3 and was a nice ramp tour, because we passed ...

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by Philippine747
Sun May 05, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cabin Photos from Doomed Jets
Replies: 58
Views: 20890

Re: Cabin Photos from Doomed Jets

I have a few cabin pics from A7-AIB, which burned down during maintenance work in DOH a few months after I flew it from DOH-ATH...

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by Philippine747
Sun May 05, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Quick question: Has MNL discontinued the air side passenger shuttle between terminals? I used it two years ago and it was great for connecting flights, but it seemed to be little known. I cannot find anything on the NAIA web site that mentions that it still exists. Anyone have any info? AFAIK it st...

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by Philippine747
Sat May 04, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Note the lack of a wifi dome on the ACF. It maybe added later on though...

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by Philippine747
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111783

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Scoot to suspend services to Kalibo citing aircraft shortages and poor demand https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/scoot-to-axe-four-cities-over-weak-demand-aircraft-457747/ From what I remember, even during the MI days, demand wasn't very strong. I once flew from SIN-KLO-CEB aboard one of th...

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