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by angusjt
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 238
Views: 32605

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Mid Year update: January 13/1 ... Qantas ... B737-800 (VH-XZP) ... QF582 ... PER-SYD ... Retro Roo Livery 18/1 ... Jetstar ... A320-200 (VH-VGA) ... JQ143 ... SYD-CHC 30/1 ... Virgin Australia ... B737-800 (VH-YIY) ... VA96 ... CHC-LST ... Diverted to LST from MEL 30/1 ... Virgin Australia ... B737-...

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by angusjt
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?
Replies: 83
Views: 2468

Re: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?

New York: EWR, LGA, JFK
Perth: PER, JAD

Despite not being in the same city I have also flown out of MTL & CES, which have a shorter distance between them then all the airports aforementioned.

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by angusjt
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cash for on board purchases still accepted?
Replies: 14
Views: 1385

Re: Cash for on board purchases still accepted?

All 3 times i've flown Scoot (2014, 2016) they've taken cash.

Jetstar took cash when I flew PER-MEL 11 months ago and SYD-CHC in January

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by angusjt
Thu May 16, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport outdoor observation areas
Replies: 66
Views: 3863

Re: Airport outdoor observation areas

PER has an indoor observation deck overlooking T1, complete with restrooms & vending machines, it can actually be nice to spend a few hours there, there's also an ourdoor deck at the end of 03/21 where I watched the AN225 & inaugural PER-LHR service, its got a nice view but the design of the...

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by angusjt
Mon May 06, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What alliance is better?
Replies: 20
Views: 2293

Re: What alliance is better?

Living in Perth I am best served by Oneworld (Qantas, Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific all provide the services that meet most my needs) but if I was living in Houston, a HUB of United I would probably say Star and so on..

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by angusjt
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?
Replies: 53
Views: 3023

Re: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?

I observed a situation that happened on an Air Canada Q400 YUL-YQB flight back in 2017. A couple where claiming that some other passengers where in their assigned seats, they decided to compare boarding passes and in fact both groups of passengers had the same seats allocated. The difference was tha...

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by angusjt
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 238
Views: 32605

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Flown: 13/1 QF582 PER-SYD 737-800 VH-XZP (Retro Roo I) 18/1 JQ143 SYD-CHC A320 VH-VGA 30/1 VA96 CHC-LST 737-800 VH-YIY (Original Route CHC-MEL, diverted due to weather) 30/1 VA96 LST-SYD 737-800 VH-YIY (Original Route CHC-LST-MEL, diverted due to continuing bad weather) 31/1 VA559 SYD-PER A330-200 V...

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by angusjt
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 5053

Re: Your first...

Airline: Qantas Aircraft: 737-400 Asian Airport: SIN N. American Airport: EWR European Airport: LHR Oceania Airport: DRW Asian Airline: Scoot N. American Airline: Air Canada European Airline: Aer Lingus Oceania Airline: Qantas Domestic Route: DRW-PER International Route: SYD-AKL Intercontinental Rou...

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by angusjt
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 6153

Re: How many US states have you visited?

Just two, New Jersey & New York.

NJ - 15th December 2017
NY - 17th December 2017

Airports: EWR, LGA & JFK

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by angusjt
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75932

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Negative. A321LR has 4700nm Range fully loaded, therefore A321XLR, which claims it can fly an extra 700nm, will have 5400nm. With A321XLR, this is what Virgin can do: 1. Introduce 2 configuration: Short Haul and Long Haul Short Haul: 4 J (With The Business Seats), 8 W (With B737 Business Class Seat...

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by angusjt
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?
Replies: 74
Views: 4087

Re: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?

In Perth, aside from occasional freighters, yes.

747 pax service to Perth has slowly decreased with no regular flights since 2012. Qantas did a few 747 flights between SYD-PER (which I was lucky enough to fly on) throughout September last year, but since that they're gone.

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by angusjt
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 56950

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

I'm betting they'll release the full details for the A380 refurbishments alongside and update on the AA JV come Thursday, I'd expect them to make orders later in the year (around the August full year results).

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by angusjt
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104899

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

A sad day indeed, makes you wonder how long airlines will keep them in service beyond 2021.

I'm very glad i'v been able to fly on atleast one (SQ863 HKG-SIN back in 2016), and i'm looking forward to flying many more in the future.

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by angusjt
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 70686

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

I noticed on Airbus' order books there is an order from MACQUARIE FINANCIAL HOLDINGS PTY LIMITED. The order is for 40 A220-300 and 20 A320neo. Anyone think these are for an Aussie airline? 40 A220s would cover for the combined fleet of 37 717s & Fokkers currently operated by QF. I doubt they're...

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by angusjt
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 238
Views: 32605

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Experienced my first (and second) ever diversion, which resulted in my first ever missed connection! We where originally due to fly CHC-MEL on VA96 however really bad thunderstorms in Melbourne forced us to hold around Eastern Victoria, which resulted in us diverting to LST, Tasmania to refuel, the ...

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by angusjt
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75218

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Just got off VA96, originally routed CHC-MEL Ended up holding for about 30 mins near Traralgon before we diverted to LST. Stayed on board whilst the plane refueled and took off bound for MEL again, we attempted to land at MEL but the captain chose to pull out and took us to SYD instead, where I am ...

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by angusjt
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75218

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Just got off VA96, originally routed CHC-MEL Ended up holding for about 30 mins near Traralgon before we diverted to LST. Stayed on board whilst the plane refueled and took off bound for MEL again, we attempted to land at MEL but the captain chose to pull out and took us to SYD instead, where I am n...

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by angusjt
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75218

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Im currently on VA96 from CHC-MEL, we just diverted to LST. New experience for me as i've never been on a diverted flight, VA have been great handling the unforeseen circumstances. Bad news being i'll miss my connecting flight to PER, Captain gives us atleast another 20 minutes before we take off ag...

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by angusjt
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst seat mates in memory
Replies: 52
Views: 4646

Re: Worst seat mates in memory

On a SIN-PER Scoot flight two years ago I was sat next to a bloke who I assume booked 2 seats for himself, he took off his shoes and socks and rested his bare feet towards me for a little under half the flight. On another occasion (a QF a330 SYD-PER) I was sat next to an older dude who'd take the li...

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by angusjt
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75218

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Thomas Cook adds CNS charter for early Jan 2020 https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/282560/thomas-cook-adds-cairns-denpasar-charter-in-nw19/ LGW-GOI-CNS it appears, very strange route no doubt, one can only hope this marks the beginning of more expansion by European holiday carriers i...

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by angusjt
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 238
Views: 32605

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Trip to NZ is underway, currently typing this from Hokitika (HKK) Flown: 13/1 QF582 PER-SYD 737-800 VH-XZP (Retro Roo I) 18/1 JQ143 SYD-CHC A320 VH-VGA Booked: 30/1 VA96 CHC-MEL 737-800 30/1 VA697 MEL-PER 737-800 http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=PER-SYD-CHC-MEL-PER&MS=bm&MR=540&MX=720x360&...

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by angusjt
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you pronounce airport codes?
Replies: 19
Views: 1567

Re: How do you pronounce airport codes?

I dont think I spell out any airport code that can be easily pronounced.

I.e. I'll say "lacks" for LAX but spell out JFK.

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by angusjt
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your best flights of 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2888

Re: Your best flights of 2018

CX841 JFK-HKG, my first flight out of JFK
QF580 PER-SYD on the Qantas 747
QF581 SYD-PER on the ex-wunala 747

Nothing too exciting for me.

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by angusjt
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75218

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

I may as well add to my initial post and make a few intrim predictions too. - QF/AA JV will be approved, AA will start MEL-LAX with QF starting SYD-ORD & BNE-DFW/SFO - QF will announce PER-CDG, starting around late 2019/early 2020 - QF will upgrade PER-AKL from seasonal to year-round - VA & ...

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by angusjt
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75218

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

I think the years highlight for Australian Aviation easily goes to PER-LHR non-stop.

A personal highlight for me would be experiencing the Qantas 747 on PER-SYD & SYD-PER back in September/October

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by angusjt
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights you are most excited about for 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1403

Re: Flights you are most excited about for 2019

I'm half expecting Qantas to announce PER-CDG or SYD-ORD, both of which would be beneficial for me.

PER-NRT on ANA will also be welcome.

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by angusjt
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 statistics
Replies: 51
Views: 2912

Re: Your 2018 statistics

Total flights: 12 (equal to 2017) Total distance: ~26,000mi / ~42,000km (+4,000 mi / +8,000km from 2017) Airlines flown: 5 (+1 from 2017) Aircraft flown: 8 (+1 from 2017) Countries: 4, Canada, United States, Hong Kong/China, Australia (equal to 2017) Cities: 8 (equal to 2017) New aircraft: ERJ-175, ...

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by angusjt
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lady at CLT
Replies: 83
Views: 20406

Re: Lufthansa Lady at CLT

Does she ever stick around for the takeoff?

As unusual as this is she isn't hurting anybody, I say let her have her fun.

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by angusjt
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 238
Views: 32605

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Only a trip to New Zealand's south island has been booked so far. Im hoping to make a few more routine trips to Sydney throughout the year, holidays to Bali, Darwin, Brisbane or the US west coast are also on the cards but nothing firm planned yet. 13/1 QF582 PER-SYD 737-800 18/1 JQ143 SYD-CHC A320 3...

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by angusjt
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47421

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

There's a Garuda 737 looping around North Perth at the moment, anyone know whats happening?

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by angusjt
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47766

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/1 ... n-to-fiji/


SYD-NAN I imagine, though they'll be competing with the FJ A330.
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qf789 wrote:
Qantas is planning on returning to Fiji for NS19, up to 4 weekly

http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/1 ... n-to-fiji/


SYD-NAN I imagine, though they'll be competing with the FJ A330.

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by angusjt
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship
Replies: 140
Views: 6813

Re: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship

I'm not from the states and have only just caught on to this debate but can anyone elaborate on how ending birthright citizenship would be "racist" as some people are claiming? Virtually every country outside the America's has either abolished or has never recognized BC, including my count...

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by angusjt
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most important routes for different airlines
Replies: 43
Views: 6619

Re: The most important routes for different airlines

PER-LHR for Qantas, London has always been a focus city for QF and to be able to fly it direct from Australia after having to make stops every year since the 50's is quite revolutionary, its also their most profitable route and not to mention a route that really pushes the 787 to its limits, having ...

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by angusjt
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What‘s going on with Scoot 905?
Replies: 1
Views: 702

Re: What‘s going on with Scoot 905?

Turned and arrived back at MFM now, can't imagine it's anything major.

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by angusjt
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first experiences in aviation
Replies: 27
Views: 3876

Re: Your first experiences in aviation

1st flight : DRW-PER 1st airline : Qantas 1st type : B737-400 (Most likely) 1st single : Cessna 172N 1st twin : B737 1st quad : B747-300 (Most likely) 1st turboprop : Q300 (QantasLink) 1st Boeing ... 737 1st Airbus ... A320 1st aircraft named ... Flown but unknown 1st J class ... Qantas 747 LHR-SIN ...

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by angusjt
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emotional attachment to airlines
Replies: 40
Views: 4027

Re: Emotional attachment to airlines

Qantas would be the airline I feel the most connected to, my first flight (DRW-PER), first international (SYD-AKL), first intercontinental (SYD-BKK) and first long haul (BKK-LHR) flights where all with them. Combined with the minor sense of pride you get when you see the national animal at airports ...

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by angusjt
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 88
Views: 5315

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

April 2007* SYD-BKK-LHR - Qantas - B747-400 LHR-SIN-SYD - Qantas - B747-400 July 2009* SYD-SIN-LHR - Qantas - B747-400 LHR-SIN-LHR - Qantas - B747-400 2018 PER-SYD - Qantas - B747-400ER - VH-OEG SYD-PER - Qantas - B747-400ER - VH-OEJ *Going off rough memory, passport stamps (of arrivals/departures) ...

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by angusjt
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did QF purchase two 747-400s from MH and one from OZ
Replies: 36
Views: 11343

Re: Why did QF purchase two 747-400s from MH and one from OZ

QF also leased a BA 744 at this time also VH-NLH (never leaves the hangar) - operated in a hybrid livery with BA config. I remember that aircraft. According to the Qantas Source, it spent nearly two and half years with QF, from November 2000 to March 2003. Wouldn’t the oddball configuration and dif...

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by angusjt
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did QF purchase two 747-400s from MH and one from OZ
Replies: 36
Views: 11343

Re: Why did QF purchase two 747-400s from MH and one from OZ

OEB is surely the next QF 747 to go into retirement, it's amazing to think they've kept her around longer than they did with OJT (a newer and refurbished aircraft retired only yesterday).

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by angusjt
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 80
Views: 4155

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

I'm from Perth so it should be fairly obvious, PER-LHR Qantas 787-9

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by angusjt
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 88
Views: 5315

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

I didn't record any flights prior to 2014 so I have no way of knowing for certain but I can clearly remember doing SYD-BKK-LHR & return on the Qantas 747. Also considering the amount of times I flew SYD-PER & SYD-SIN/BKK-LHR in the 2000s I think it's very likely i'v flown on quite a few, not...

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by angusjt
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 35380

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Flown: Jan: 3/1/2018 - YTZ-YUL - Air Canada 7964 - Q400 - C-GGOF 9/1/2018 - YUL-LGA - Air Canada 7634 - ERJ-175 - C-FEKI 10/1/2018 - JFK-HKG - Cathay Pacific 841 - B77W - B-KPA 11/1/2018 - HKG-PER - Cathay Pacific 171 - A359 - B-LRL 24/1/2018 - PER-SYD - Qantas 566 - A330-200 - VH-EBF 28/1/2018 - SY...

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by angusjt
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 67023

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Does anyone know if there are any more 747s scheduled to fly between Perth & Sydney (particularly on the 27th & 1st) ? There are definitely future services, as I am due to fly the 747 to/from SYD on the 21st and 23rd of this month. A quick browse on the QF site shows me that QF580 and 568 P...

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by angusjt
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 67023

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Does anyone know if there are any more 747s scheduled to fly between Perth & Sydney (particularly on the 27th & 1st) ?

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by angusjt
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mariner has passed away
Replies: 82
Views: 9087

Re: Mariner has passed away

Rest easy, his posts where always a great addition to threads, glad to see he was able to achieve many feats in his life.

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by angusjt
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 99999

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Not something I ever thought could happen in this day and age at all.

Certainly sad to hear that the guy appears to have gone through a very rough patch but props to the air force for a swift response.

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by angusjt
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 35380

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Another update, managed to snag a cheap day trip to Melbourne and back. Flew VH-EBF for the second time this year too. 3/1/2018 - YTZ-YUL - Air Canada 7964 - Q400 - C-GGOF 9/1/2018 - YUL-LGA - Air Canada 7634 - ERJ-175 - C-FEKI 10/1/2018 - JFK-HKG - Cathay Pacific 841 - B77W - B-KPA 11/1/2018 - HKG-...

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by angusjt
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 63426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

As the 747s are replaced by the 787s it opens up a lot of questions about routes like HND where the 787 is simply too small for QF to make the most out of it. I'd expect some of the free A330s being used to restart SYD-NRT to operate alongside a SYD-HND 787. I believe that QF will inevitably purchas...

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by angusjt
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baby Trump will float above London!
Replies: 116
Views: 4164

Re: Baby Trump will float above London!

£10,000 for a little blimp, pretty disappointing. The concept pictures made it look huge.

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by angusjt
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 95220

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

EK413 wrote:

Word the 1st B717 will be entering the paint shop soon.

EK413


About time, I saw NXK at Perth the other day and it's in dire need of a repaint.

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