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by B-HXB
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A new one: Qatar Airways A 350 Business Class
Replies: 5
Views: 7937

Re: A new one: Qatar Airways A 350 Business Class

Actually there has been no change to security. Australian flights require secondary security at the gate. You didn't need to clear transit security because your flight from Frankfurt was designated by Qatari authorities to be "clean", i.e. Qatar is satisfied that you were screened in Frank...

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by B-HXB
Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Painted Aircraft Part 1
Replies: 2852
Views: 52496

RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 3

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by B-HXB
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Independent Reviews/sources For Military Aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 6885

Independent Reviews/sources For Military Aircraft

Hi, I'm normally on the civil forums so military is a new venture for me - but I was wondering if anyone could help me out. I am doing a project on military aircraft (in particular fighter jets - the Hawk and the Aermacchi) and I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of an independ...

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by B-HXB
Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Asia Trip, Pt 2: China Southern & Hainan Airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 19900

RE: Asia Trip, Pt 2: China Southern & Hainan Airlines

Amused to see that Hainan didn't do much to the CX Business Class on the 346 apart from putting red seat covers on... they even left the bamboo adornment on the bulkhead!

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by B-HXB
Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: HKG-LHR CX 744 Oct '09 (part II)
Replies: 10
Views: 13448

RE: HKG-LHR CX 744 Oct '09 (part II)

It was B-HOY if you are interested.

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by B-HXB
Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Going Askew Aboard Cathay’s 747: A Short Hop In J
Replies: 22
Views: 19241

RE: Going Askew Aboard Cathay’s 747: A Short Hop In J

Great report - thanks for sharing. I think you have summed up the new seats across all three classes well! The consensus for the new J seats does seem to be that it's great as a night flight bed, but not that great in a sitting position. Which I suppose contrasts with their previous long-haul J prod...

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by B-HXB
Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cathay Pacific First Class: CX745 HKG-DXB A340-300
Replies: 14
Views: 33820

RE: Cathay Pacific First Class: CX745 HKG-DXB A340-300

The boarding pass holder actually acts as a claim receipt/baggage tag - nothing to do with the change to generic boarding pass at all.

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by B-HXB
Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Dream Trip Part 2/3
Replies: 16
Views: 8886

RE: Dream Trip Part 2/3

A nice report... thanks for sharing. Just to clear up some confusion: 1. As already mentioned <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> operate out of T1 in Singapore; and also out of T1 in Hong Kong (confusion compounded by the fact that in <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - ...

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by B-HXB
Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: HKG-CDG AF185 Espace Affaires MAR08
Replies: 4
Views: 9126

RE: HKG-CDG AF185 Espace Affaires MAR08

Luggage is transported in the frontmost car of the Airport Express (sealed off from the rest of the platforms at both city stations and at the airport).

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by B-HXB
Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CZ Y & CI C: CAN-HKG-TPE
Replies: 8
Views: 8049

RE: CZ Y & CI C: CAN-HKG-TPE

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by B-HXB
Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cathay Pacific First Class: HKG-BKK (w/pics)
Replies: 8
Views: 29566

RE: Cathay Pacific First Class: HKG-BKK (w/pics)

CX crew (by female uniforms) Black jacket and blouse - Inflight service manager (in charge of the plane) Purple jacket and blouse - Senior purser (in charge of a F or J cabin) Red jacket and blouse - Flight purser (in charge of food, serves in F, J, Y) Red jacket and white blouse - Flight attendant ...

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by B-HXB
Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cathay Pacific JFK-HKG-BKK And Back (pics)
Replies: 9
Views: 29644

RE: Cathay Pacific JFK-HKG-BKK And Back (pics)

Having to ask for the noodles works out as a win-win for everyone: - The passenger can eat when s/he wants to, rather than being dictated by the time the crew does their noodle run, and the noodles won't be soggy by the time they reach the row which you're in - No risk of wastage, ie crew preparing ...

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by B-HXB
Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cathay Pacific First Class: LHR-HKG (w/pics)
Replies: 11
Views: 33471

RE: Cathay Pacific First Class: LHR-HKG (w/pics)

One of the daily <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym>-HKGs is going 74A for the northern winter 08/09. Most likely to take advantage of the capacity gap in Y created by <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> downgauging their daily 744 to a 77W....

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by B-HXB
Tue May 20, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Asian Invasion With Airbus: CX, CI, MU Economy
Replies: 8
Views: 9331

RE: Asian Invasion With Airbus: CX, CI, MU Economy

They're taxis... queuing up for airport passengers to take into Hong Kong (or in the case of the green taxis, into the New Territories).

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by B-HXB
Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air India: JFK-LHR In Y
Replies: 11
Views: 17828

RE: Air India: JFK-LHR In Y

Brilliantly written report and a great read - thanks for sharing  Smile

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by B-HXB
Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cathay Trips (HKG To TPE / SYD)
Replies: 12
Views: 9654

RE: Cathay Trips (HKG To TPE / SYD)

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by B-HXB
Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cathay Pacific New J Class On A330-300 KUL-HKG
Replies: 28
Views: 33467

RE: Cathay Pacific New J Class On A330-300 KUL-HKG

Thanks for the report. I personally hate the herringbone layout so really dislike the fact that <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> went with it. Having said that - I am not one of those people who have been clamouring for <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">...

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by B-HXB
Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SIA New Business Class 777-300ER Part Deux!
Replies: 32
Views: 30253

RE: SIA New Business Class 777-300ER Part Deux!

Only *one* First Class passenger?! Every time I have flown this flight (SQ861/2) it has been chocker in all premium classes... like Wendy said, I think frequent fliers have clued on to the fact this aircraft not only has the new hard product but the trappings that come with it, like the stylish silv...

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by B-HXB
Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: HND-CTS-HND On Japan Airlines 777-200
Replies: 11
Views: 15264

RE: HND-CTS-HND On Japan Airlines 777-200

New Chitose is a shared military base with the old Chitose airport, perhaps explaining the restriction on photography on the ground.

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by B-HXB
Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA Club World, QF Business & XR: Around Australia
Replies: 34
Views: 31147

RE: BA Club World, QF Business & XR: Around Australia

This was a BRILLIANT report - great mix of photos, prose and dry wit which I simply adore in trip reports. Many thanks for letting us be a part of your journey.

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by B-HXB
Sun Jun 24, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada - Toronto(YYZ) To Vancouver(YVR) W/pics
Replies: 21
Views: 33149

RE: Air Canada - Toronto(YYZ) To Vancouver(YVR) W/pics

Freaking hilarious! Burst out laughing several times and attracted strange looks from my coworkers. A brilliant masterpiece! (including all the not quite <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</acronym> comments that were funny without managing to be outright offen...

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by B-HXB
Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Malaysia Airlines To Scandinavia? (In Economy)
Replies: 19
Views: 17659

RE: Malaysia Airlines To Scandinavia? (In Economy)

One word... BRILLIANT.

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by B-HXB
Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AMS-HKG-AMS With CX In Economy (pics)
Replies: 16
Views: 14775

RE: AMS-HKG-AMS With CX In Economy (pics)

China directs traffic in metric rather than feet, so what you see on the airshow is essentially a conversion from a 'round' metric figure, e.g. 8000m.

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by B-HXB
Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: QR First Class DOH-LHR- No Pics
Replies: 4
Views: 9189

RE: QR First Class DOH-LHR- No Pics

Awesome; these new mideast carriers sound like they are really giving the "traditional" Asian First Class airlines a run for their money. I wish the likes of <acronym title="Qatar Airways">QR</acronym> and Etihad would make their way down to New Zealand (yes to join in the wishful thinking!) and ope...

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by B-HXB
Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MEL-AKL On Emirates First Class A345 With Pix/vid
Replies: 14
Views: 22082

RE: MEL-AKL On Emirates First Class A345 With Pix/vid

By BUS? At Auckland??? I am shocked!

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by B-HXB
Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CX: JFK-HKG-DXB In Y A346/772 (Lots Of Pics/Vids)
Replies: 70
Views: 33836

RE: CX: JFK-HKG-DXB In Y A346/772 (Lots Of Pics/Vids)

CX originally planned to launch direct <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> with a "343-light" (8F/60J/remainder Y) but pulled it after 9/11, then put the 346 on the route as sort of a halfhearted measure. <acronym title="Cat...

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by B-HXB
Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *A/OW RTW In 7 Days: Pt1 TG (F) Mel To LHR
Replies: 3
Views: 5760

RE: *A/OW RTW In 7 Days: Pt1 TG (F) Mel To LHR

Great report. Just wondering - why didn't you buy a full OW or full *A RTW ticket, instead of doing bits of it on one alliance and the rest on another?

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by B-HXB
Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LH SIN-CGK Vv (pix Included)
Replies: 23
Views: 14568

RE: LH SIN-CGK Vv (pix Included)

What is this extra security screening you mention and why would they be concerned with an inbound flight? Does this happen to a lot of inbound flights?

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by B-HXB
Mon May 29, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Reserves Last 5 -400F Slots.
Replies: 30
Views: 8541

RE: Cathay Reserves Last 5 -400F Slots.

CX HATES being the launch customer for anything!

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by B-HXB
Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NZ Trip Pt 3: NSN-AKL-HKG-LHR NZ/CX - Photos/Vids
Replies: 25
Views: 33286

RE: NZ Trip Pt 3: NSN-AKL-HKG-LHR NZ/CX - Photos/Vids

The IFE control centre on the 340 is located just before 2L, in between the business class cabins... I guess that's where they all disappeared to, maybe to have a tinker with the panel! You took a very interesting route on your CX108 too - normally we do a sort of half arc up to <acronym title="Four...

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by B-HXB
Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sydney - Auckland - Sydney On QF W/pics
Replies: 9
Views: 5420

RE: Sydney - Auckland - Sydney On QF W/pics

B-HXE has the funny nose cone too? Thanks for the report. I always like reading those which go in and out of my home airport (<acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym>). And the movie must have been "Just Like Heaven" - decent enough interplay, but I personall...

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by B-HXB
Mon Dec 12, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jafa Does AKL-HKG On NZ, Long, Pics! Part 1
Replies: 33
Views: 8614

RE: Jafa Does AKL-HKG On NZ, Long, Pics! Part 1

Jafa - what can I say, I thought I was the only one who sees the RBS logo and thinks "Auckland Airport!"  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" alt="Big grin"> FYI Air <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> seems to attract heaps and heaps of mainland Chinese pax... wherea...

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by B-HXB
Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Emirates Airlines B777-200 DXB - LHR
Replies: 25
Views: 33269

RE: Emirates Airlines B777-200 DXB - LHR

You are lucky you got the B772, the ICE system isn't fitted on the B773s yet... As for the rego check out <a href="http://www.lhr-lgw.co.uk." target=_blank>www.lhr-lgw.co.uk.</a> Strangely there is no info uploaded for EK5/6 on the 27th Nov but if you wait a while it may pop up under "More info" (wh...

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by B-HXB
Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fly Cathay´s A343:FRA-HKG-FRA,lots Of Pix!
Replies: 27
Views: 28628

RE: Fly Cathay´s A343:FRA-HKG-FRA,lots Of Pix!

It would have been indeed fascinating if First Class on your return was fully booked given HXH is a two-class aircraft. :p But that is why <acronym title="Skyjet Antigua">XH</acronym> had newer seats than XL (along with XC and <acronym title="Hispania (Spain)">XF</acronym> when they were retrofitted...

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by B-HXB
Sun Oct 16, 2005 10:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Malaysia Airlines SIN-PEN-SIN 5-Star Service!
Replies: 14
Views: 17889

RE: Malaysia Airlines SIN-PEN-SIN 5-Star Service!

34" is only on their 744's... since the 734s are just shuttle aircraft, that's the reason for the tight pitch.

And judging from the photos, if you're curious, the "onion-like" vegetable is bok choy.

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by B-HXB
Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: PEN-KUL-MEL (Final Part!) With Malaysia
Replies: 6
Views: 5949

RE: PEN-KUL-MEL (Final Part!) With Malaysia

Pretty stupid to have the flight path channel frozen by a PA on a brand new AVOD system... it surely must be possible to have that keep moving; <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> can do it and their AVOD system has been in use for way longer than <acronym title="Malaysia ...

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by B-HXB
Mon May 30, 2005 6:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: HKG-LHR Qantas Business Class
Replies: 18
Views: 13371

RE: HKG-LHR Qantas Business Class

CX is quite liberal with its oneworld lounge access policies: as long as you have the requisite oneworld status and your next onward is on a oneworld carrier, they will generally let you into their lounge. Of course the <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong K...

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by B-HXB
Mon May 30, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AR AKL-SYD & Why I Won't Fly Them Again
Replies: 28
Views: 8074

RE: AR AKL-SYD & Why I Won't Fly Them Again

The airline carrying you will be fined if you show up in Australia without an Electronic Transit Authority, if you are not on an Aussie or NZ passport.

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by B-HXB
Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific New Routes & Growth
Replies: 84
Views: 18494

RE: Cathay Pacific New Routes & Growth

Thank you NBT that was indeed just me speculating about what <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> COULD do... as opposed to what they're not doing.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> I understand <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">C...

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by B-HXB
Fri Feb 11, 2005 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific New Routes & Growth
Replies: 84
Views: 18494

RE: Cathay Pacific New Routes & Growth

Agree about the regional product to <acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Australia">PER</acronym>, <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym> and <acronym title="Brisbane (- Eagle Farm) (BNE / YBBN), Australia - Queensland">BNE</acronym...

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by B-HXB
Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX A346 And SYD
Replies: 12
Views: 3436

RE: CX A346 And SYD

Price of getting the extra flight CX138/9 was downgrading capacity on the CX100/1.

If they had kept the 346 on this run that would have dumped 120 J seats on Sydney - far too much to be sustainable. With a A333/A34C mix that's only 90, a much more sensible number.

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by B-HXB
Sat Jan 22, 2005 6:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Long Report Air China Longhaul And SN Brussels
Replies: 9
Views: 8170

RE: Long Report Air China Longhaul And SN Brussels

Hey Aussie Great report  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Don't see many <acronym title="Air China">CA</acronym> ones Flew <acronym title="Air China">CA</acronym> 777 between <acronym title="Shanghai - Pudong International (PVG / ZSPD), China">PVG</acronym> and <acronym t...

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by B-HXB
Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific New Routes & Growth
Replies: 84
Views: 18494

RE: Cathay Pacific New Routes & Growth

AKL - pretty well in Y (stellar around school holidays season!), reasonably well on J traffic. AFAIK it wasn't that F loads were *bad*, but that they needed the extra Y capacity more than F was bringing in.

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by B-HXB
Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific A340-300s
Replies: 0
Views: 2930

Cathay Pacific A340-300s

There was a post here a while back that mentioned <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> would be converting (back) one of its 34D aircraft into a 34C configuration in 2005. 1. Is this true? If yes: 2. Which aircraft is designated for re-retrofitting? 3. When is same going to...

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by B-HXB
Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong - Gate Markings
Replies: 2
Views: 2282

RE: Hong Kong - Gate Markings

Andrewtang, thank you very much!!

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by B-HXB
Mon Dec 20, 2004 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong - Gate Markings
Replies: 2
Views: 2282

Hong Kong - Gate Markings

Hi all I'm looking for some info about <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym> gate markings. I know their gate positions are assigned a prefix c...

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by B-HXB
Fri Dec 17, 2004 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ceiling Collapse At AKL
Replies: 37
Views: 3754

RE: Ceiling Collapse At AKL

"While I agree the AKL terminal is a national disgrace"

Words close and dear to my heart!

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by B-HXB
Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ceiling Collapse At AKL
Replies: 37
Views: 3754

RE: Ceiling Collapse At AKL

I think when they said "no delay" they meant no delay was caused by the ceiling collapse itself. The CX108 ex-<acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym> 16Dec would've been delayed anyway (ceiling collapse or not) because it left Hong Kong on the night of the 1...

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by B-HXB
Mon Dec 13, 2004 3:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Europe Trip From AKL
Replies: 7
Views: 4672

RE: Europe Trip From AKL

I thought SQ ran B777s on their early morning flights into AKL? But SMH is a 744, no?

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by B-HXB
Thu Dec 09, 2004 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Divert To ANC.Any Info?
Replies: 8
Views: 4199

RE: Cathay Divert To ANC.Any Info?

CX828/05Dec went technical while on the ground in Anchorage. The people the OP saw being bussed were probably the pax being ferried back from their hotels for resumption of the <acronym title="Anchorage - Ted Stevens International (ANC / PANC), USA - Alaska">ANC</acronym>-<acronym title="Toronto - L...

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