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by airbus1
Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB Only For EK - Rumor
Replies: 27
Views: 17287

RE: DXB Only For EK - Rumor

Latest from Arabian Business yesterday: "Low-cost airlines seen moving to <acronym title="Al Maktoum (Jebel Ali) - International (DWC / OMDW), United Arab Emirates">DWC</acronym> from 2013." <a href="http://www.arabianbusiness.com/low-cost-airlines-seen-moving-dwc-from-2013-443597.html" target="_bla...

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by airbus1
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB Only For EK - Rumor
Replies: 27
Views: 17287

RE: DXB Only For EK - Rumor

Maybe a rumour but it wont happen in our near or medium term futures.... <acronym title="Al Maktoum (Jebel Ali) - International (DWC / OMDW), United Arab Emirates">DWC</acronym> currently has a single runway - and a growing number of cargo carriers. There is no passenger terminal and no passenger in...

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by airbus1
Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cathay Pacific: First Class On The Legacy Milk-Run
Replies: 56
Views: 35331

RE: Cathay Pacific: First Class On The Legacy Milk-Run

Sadly 750/751 will stop operation - from March according to crew of CX750 a few days ago: From another site: Cathay 09 Summer change to Bangkok / India / UAE As per 05JAN09 Amadeus timetable display, Cathay Pacific is adjusting its service on the Bangkok / Delhi / Mumbai / Dubai route from 29MAR09 *...

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by airbus1
Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Cabin Crew Rest And Safety On Long Haul
Replies: 69
Views: 17014

RE: EK Cabin Crew Rest And Safety On Long Haul

Guys, This started as a humble note about <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> crew being told that they may not sleep during rest periods on long haurl flights except when crew bunks are provided. Out of sight and out of mind ! It was not meant to be a discussion on the rel...

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by airbus1
Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Considering IPO - The Times
Replies: 6
Views: 2487

EK Considering IPO - The Times

Emirates set for $20bn flotation on Dubai market From the Times newspaper David Robertson in Dubai Emirates, one of the fastest-growing airlines in the world, is considering an initial public offering (IPO) that could value the Gulf carrier at up to $20 billion (£9.7 billion). Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed...

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by airbus1
Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Cabin Crew Rest And Safety On Long Haul
Replies: 69
Views: 17014

RE: EK Cabin Crew Rest And Safety On Long Haul

The sleeping in the toilet references are sad but all too true. Such a glamourous profession..........

Airbus1

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by airbus1
Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Cabin Crew Rest And Safety On Long Haul
Replies: 69
Views: 17014

RE: EK Cabin Crew Rest And Safety On Long Haul

FlyEmirates is right. This appears to be all about image rather than safety. Though hard to describe Perth as a day flight - the first takes off at 2.45am (tough after a midnight pickup) and the mid morning flight does not arrive until 1.00am. The 10 across 777 seating appears to only be used by Emi...

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by airbus1
Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Cabin Crew Rest And Safety On Long Haul
Replies: 69
Views: 17014

EK Cabin Crew Rest And Safety On Long Haul

There seems to be a new rule on <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> in respect of cabin crew rest periods on long haul flights where there are no crew bunks. <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>, unlike most carriers, has the greatest number of its ...

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by airbus1
Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Pilot's Trip Rpt EK DXB-BKK (new)-HKG & Return
Replies: 44
Views: 21962

RE: Pilot's Trip Rpt EK DXB-BKK (new)-HKG & Return

AnneTooh, I have flown this route on <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> from <acronym title="Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (BKK / VTBD), Thailand">BKK</acronym> to <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym> and <acronym ti...

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by airbus1
Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Asia Sucks! KUL-SDK, 85 Minutes In A Queue!
Replies: 13
Views: 11937

RE: Air Asia Sucks! KUL-SDK, 85 Minutes In A Queue!

777MAS - fortunately your id gives away your strong bias. Pity MAS has been losing so much money domestically that it has had to give up most of its domestic network to <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>. Your open letter to Tony Fernandes is totally misleading. You never sent the...

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by airbus1
Wed Oct 06, 2004 2:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BKK - SIN On Thai Air Asia/Valuair/Tiger
Replies: 5
Views: 10438

BKK - SIN On Thai Air Asia/Valuair/Tiger

The following are three round trip reports of flights from <acronym title="Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (BKK / VTBD), Thailand">BKK</acronym> to <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> on each of the three new LCCs now operating this route. I wrote the three ...

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by airbus1
Mon Jul 12, 2004 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NokAir Has Spirit!
Replies: 0
Views: 1939

NokAir Has Spirit!

NokAir is Thai Airway's branded LCC. Nok means Bird in Thai. Website is www.nokair.com Their recruitment advertisements sort to hire "living" flight attendants. That was a good start. But they really deserves the bird for this one. NokAir's business class is called Nok Plus. The website link to Nok ...

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by airbus1
Wed Jun 23, 2004 12:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United From YVR To BKK
Replies: 2
Views: 3479

United From YVR To BKK

Vancouver/San Francisco/Narita/Bangkok <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 1045/853/837; June 21, 2004 - Business Class I know it is going to be a long day when my alarm goes off at 04.38; dawn is just arriving; Vancouver is so beautiful at this time of year. Out of the Marriott airp...

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by airbus1
Fri Jun 18, 2004 4:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United From BKK To YVR
Replies: 16
Views: 6044

RE: United From BKK To YVR

Airbus Lover, The flight was booked through Chawla Travel in <acronym title="Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (BKK / VTBD), Thailand">BKK</acronym>. Online at www.chawlatravel.com Jcs17; the price difference was US$1000 not US$150; makes a difference! And the flight was through Narita. Do pay att...

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by airbus1
Mon Jun 14, 2004 3:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United From BKK To YVR
Replies: 16
Views: 6044

RE: United From BKK To YVR

CX123, Pricing - <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> was US1,000 cheaper. That is a significant difference. And flying through the US is enlightening ! And there is a <acronym title="Thai International (Thailand)">TG</acronym>/AC mix through <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek ...

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by airbus1
Sat Jun 12, 2004 12:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United From BKK To YVR
Replies: 16
Views: 6044

United From BKK To YVR

Bangkok/Narita/San Francisco/Vancouver <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 838 and <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 1052; June 11, 2004 - Business Class/First Class from <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>. I ...

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by airbus1
Mon Jan 19, 2004 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts On Orient Thai?
Replies: 40
Views: 4822

RE: Thoughts On Orient Thai?

There is the usual Hong Kong arrogance about airlines from what is perceived to be third world Asia; and airlines that are using second hand and older equipment. It really does become like a broken record sometimes. It really does irritate when people describe an airline as an accident waiting to ha...

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by airbus1
Thu May 08, 2003 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Hours Do You Have?
Replies: 53
Views: 5787

RE: How Many Hours Do You Have?

15 minutes - truly.

My first and only flying lesson was at 9.00am on 11 Sept 2001 at Kissimmee in Florida.

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by airbus1
Sat Oct 12, 2002 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bangkok And Kuala Lumpur Aiprots
Replies: 6
Views: 2615

RE: Bangkok And Kuala Lumpur Aiprots

I posted this originally back in April - the only secret to playing golf at BKK is finding the course ! Have fun. Sandwiched between the two runways at Bangkok International Airport is one of the most unreal golf courses in the world. My colleague and I were there last Friday ! The course is called ...

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by airbus1
Wed Jul 10, 2002 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question On BKK
Replies: 5
Views: 1342

RE: Question On BKK

I filed this on airliners.net back in april but it answers most of your questions - and you do not have to be thai military to play here ! just a bit of an explorer - it is not easy to find the road to the club ! Robert ------------------------------------------------------------------- Sandwiched b...

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by airbus1
Fri Jul 05, 2002 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Flights Into Sin
Replies: 3
Views: 1802

RE: United Flights Into Sin

Just one of UAs regular renumbering exercises on its continuation flights into Asia ex Narita.
897 now flies Narita to HKG.
881 is now Narita to SIN

805 is still HKG to SIN.

Still only 2 UA flights a day into SIN. Do not expect more.

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by airbus1
Sat Jun 15, 2002 1:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hong Kong - Shanghai - Hong Kong On Dragonair
Replies: 9
Views: 6122

RE: Hong Kong - Shanghai - Hong Kong On Dragonair

Bill, Dragonair's suggested US expansion is purely for their growing cargo business. They fly (I believe) 3 747 freighters. They are not proposing any new pax flights at this time. Their Shanghai and Beijing flights are especially profitable. Non stop flights across the Taiwan Strait are inevitable ...

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by airbus1
Tue Jun 11, 2002 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA To Buy Stake In Virgin Blue-ING
Replies: 14
Views: 4321

RE: SIA To Buy Stake In Virgin Blue-ING

Arguably they have already paid for Virgin Blue once - whose money financed the launch of Virgin Blue ??!!

Sir RB must enjoy his generous Singapore benefactors !

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by airbus1
Tue May 28, 2002 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Black Box/cvr - Flotation Device
Replies: 10
Views: 3216

RE: Black Box/cvr - Flotation Device

Many thanks for all your replies.

Something that seemed so simple has taken on all sorts of complexities ! I am wiser and chastened.

One for the next generation maybe !

Robert

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by airbus1
Mon May 27, 2002 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Black Box/cvr - Flotation Device
Replies: 10
Views: 3216

RE: Black Box/cvr - Flotation Device

Guess I was thinking a little differently. A device that only floats when it comes into contact with water. Not an issue on land I realise. But it is not beyond current technology for some sort of inflatable device to be triggered by water. Think of it like the equivalent of an airbag in a car !? As...

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by airbus1
Mon May 27, 2002 12:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Black Box/cvr - Flotation Device
Replies: 10
Views: 3216

RE: Black Box/cvr - Flotation Device

Thanks,

But both recorders do transmit a location signal - and the likelihood is that if they do drift they would drift with other wreckage.

My thinking is that it must be easier to recover from the surface than from the ocean bed.

Robert

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by airbus1
Mon May 27, 2002 11:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Black Box/cvr - Flotation Device
Replies: 10
Views: 3216

Black Box/cvr - Flotation Device

This may not be a new question - apologies. I was thinking about the difficulty in recovering the Black Box and CVR from CI 611. Has there ever been an attempt to create a flotation device for the "black boxes", something that could inflate immediately on impact with water ? Underwater recovery is h...

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by airbus1
Mon May 27, 2002 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Black Box/CVR - Flotation Device
Replies: 1
Views: 1611

Black Box/CVR - Flotation Device

This may not be a new question - apologies. I was thinking about the difficulty in recovering the Black Box and CVR from CI 611. Has there ever been an attempt to create a flotation device for the "black boxes", something that could inflate immediately on impact with water ? Underwater recovery is h...

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by airbus1
Sat May 25, 2002 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI611 Missing On The Way To Hong Kong (VHHH)
Replies: 215
Views: 29651

RE: CI611 Missing On The Way To Hong Kong (VHHH)

Trevor and Daryl, I dont disagree with either of you . It is an alarming safety record. But I do strongly believe that they have been making significant efforts to improve safety throughout the airline. They had to. This may be a tragedy that the airline could have no control over. But the impact on...

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by airbus1
Sat May 25, 2002 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI611 Missing On The Way To Hong Kong (VHHH)
Replies: 215
Views: 29651

RE: CI611 Missing On The Way To Hong Kong (VHHH)

Dear hkgspotter, I often enjoy your contributions to this forum. But please, lets not beat up CI until we have a better clue what happened. It is unusual for an catastrophic accident at 30,000 plus feet to be caused by factors that the airline can be reasonably expected to have control over. And som...

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by airbus1
Thu May 23, 2002 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 895 ORD - HKG Discovered Explosives In Toilet!
Replies: 36
Views: 6032

RE: UA 895 ORD - HKG Discovered Explosives In Toilet!

I hope I can help ref flight numbers. UA 895 arrives HKG at 17.15pm non stop from Chicago. UA 805 arrives HKG at 18.05 pm non stop from SFO. The connection from LAX to SFO uses the same flight number but a different airplane. All pax have to deplane at HKG. One of these two 747-400s then continues t...

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by airbus1
Fri May 10, 2002 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "airways" June - Rick Drury On Hkg!
Replies: 8
Views: 3023

RE: "airways" June - Rick Drury On Hkg!

CX Flyboy - yes it was the simulator !!! I am sure you can try the same on CX. But it doesn't sound like fun !! I do enjoy Drury's writing - very thoughtful and very honest. And I assumed he was FedEx - as no other US carrier has regular night departures out of HKG. NW and UA are mainly daytime depa...

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by airbus1
Fri May 10, 2002 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "airways" June - Rick Drury On Hkg!
Replies: 8
Views: 3023

"airways" June - Rick Drury On Hkg!

Rick Drury's Flightlines in June's Airways Magazine is great reading for anyone in Hong Kong. The lesson is contingency planning - be prepared for the worst and hope that it never happens. He is in the simulator... Its a clear VFR day in HKG - but 30 degrees C. He is at MGTOW - and needs maximum pow...

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by airbus1
Wed May 01, 2002 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best/Worse Airport You've Been To
Replies: 57
Views: 3886

RE: Best/Worse Airport You've Been To

Best: SIN; favourable mention to the new international terminal at YVR. HKG would be high on the list if they ever cleaned the washrooms ! And who wants to go to or from gate 66 ! Worst: JFK and New Delhi. Frankfurt is utterly charmless and one of the worst places to transfer. LHR does not really co...

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by airbus1
Sun Apr 28, 2002 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ006 Crash Report
Replies: 89
Views: 6716

RE: SQ006 Crash Report

All, Bluntly - what was a terrible tragedy has rapidly turned into farce. There were seven press conferences on Friday in Taipei and Singapore. How do we pull out the facts from the mud slinging. This forum is a great indicator of the continuing arguments tinged with fierce jingoism that will contin...

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by airbus1
Wed Apr 24, 2002 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ006 Report To Be Released On Friday
Replies: 40
Views: 4091

RE: SQ006 Report To Be Released On Friday

Chiawei, Frankly your following comment is offensive - and everyone here would expect a little more courtesy. "Also, one of the previous post mentioned soemthing that is also very dumb. CI crew can not simply just cut in to same frequency that the tower and SQ006 is using. " If the CI crew saw that ...

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by airbus1
Tue Apr 23, 2002 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ006 Report To Be Released On Friday
Replies: 40
Views: 4091

RE: SQ006 Report To Be Released On Friday

All, I hope for the sake of the bereaved and their families that a report is released that is fair to all parties and is accepted by all parties. Almost every airline accident arises from a cascade of circumstances that all contribute to the crash. There is no mystery here - the authorities have acc...

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by airbus1
Tue Apr 23, 2002 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines In Hong Kong
Replies: 7
Views: 3146

RE: United Airlines In Hong Kong

In mid 2001 UA did have 7 daily departures from HKG. The Narita and JFK flights were separate. The JFK flight was non stop on the polar route from HKG. HKG-LAX HKG-SFO HKG-ORD HKG-JFK HKG-NRT HKG-DEL HKG-SIN They dropped the JFK route at the end of August. Most of the pax when I flew it were non-re...

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by airbus1
Tue Apr 09, 2002 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Golf At Bangkok Airport!
Replies: 10
Views: 2596

RE: Golf At Bangkok Airport!

Tsentsan and hkgspotter, Read my notes in full - the "qantas approach" gets an honourable mention - the plane ended up on the 16th hole ! QF came in on 21L which is a short runway to land a 747-400 on a wet day at the best of times ! For hkgspotter the nearest we have to this in HKG is the driving r...

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by airbus1
Mon Apr 08, 2002 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Golf At Bangkok Airport!
Replies: 10
Views: 2596

Golf At Bangkok Airport!

Sandwiched between the two runways at Bangkok International Airport is one of the most unreal golf courses in the world. My colleague and I were there last Friday ! The course is called Kantarat Golf Course. It is owned by the Royal Thai Air Force. It is 6,500 yards off the mens tees and par is 72. ...

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by airbus1
Tue Mar 26, 2002 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 767's To Asia
Replies: 1
Views: 2075

RE: UA 767's To Asia

UA will use a 767 from JFK to LAX. You change plane at LAX to their 747 onto UA's NRT hub. You will likely change plane again to another 747 for NRT to SIN. FYI - UA restart HKG to SIN on April 7. The 767 that used to be based at HKG flew their old HKG to New Delhi route. This was part of their roun...

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by airbus1
Sun Feb 24, 2002 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL To Bring Back 1 200 Flight Attendants
Replies: 1
Views: 2926

RE: UAL To Bring Back 1 200 Flight Attendants

Guess this does not mean any recall for United's Singapore crew base. UA will restart HKG-SIN on April 7. So Singapore will be back to two UA flights a day. Presume cabin crew will be from Tokyo and Hong Kong bases. Can anyone confirm ?

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by airbus1
Mon Dec 03, 2001 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fantasy Livery: Canada 3000 (too Late!)
Replies: 30
Views: 2721

RE: Fantasy Livery: Canada 3000 (too Late!)

Puck,

I really like the Canada 3000 scheme - very classy.

I would love to see your re-invention of the Cathay Pacific scheme - to me the existing scheme is dull and corporate and offers nothing that hints at its Hong Kong home...

Thanks for sharing your work with us.


Robert

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by airbus1
Thu Oct 18, 2001 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Flight Ever
Replies: 38
Views: 2631

RE: Shortest Flight Ever

I can offer Batam to Singapore.

Batam is an Indonesian Island just south of Singapore...about 40 minutes by ferry and five by air.

Flight was an SQ A310 from BKK to SIN that had been diverted to Batam after crosswinds closed SIN.

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by airbus1
Wed Sep 26, 2001 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Closing Crew Base In Singapore
Replies: 14
Views: 5410

RE: United Closing Crew Base In Singapore

To clarify a couple of points. SIN to HKG ceases operation on 1 October. SIN to NRT continues to operate. Connections to the US (including LAX for Singapore_Air !!) will be via Narita.

Delhi - Hong Kong and vv was crewed by the AFA base in Hong Kong.

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by airbus1
Tue Sep 25, 2001 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Closing Crew Base In Singapore
Replies: 14
Views: 5410

RE: United Closing Crew Base In Singapore

For Singapore, my understanding is that SIN-HKG and HKG - SIN end on 30 Sept. The daily Tokyo flights are expected to continue. The cabin crew will be AFA probably from Narita base.

I assume BKK - Narita continues (I think this is a 777). But again no BKK based cabin crew.

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by airbus1
Tue Sep 25, 2001 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Closing Crew Base In Singapore
Replies: 14
Views: 5410

RE: United Closing Crew Base In Singapore

B747-337M - you are right of course. They are not AFA - althought they are represented in Singapore. Union or not - it is a very human part of the events that are unfolding post Sept 11. And I wish there was another solution or at a mimimum these people could have just a little more time to try and ...

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by airbus1
Tue Sep 25, 2001 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Closing Crew Base In Singapore
Replies: 14
Views: 5410

United Closing Crew Base In Singapore

On Monday 30 September United Airlines will be closing its crew base in Singapore. This base has been in existence for fifteen years and currently employs some 300 Singaporean flight attendants. The Bangkok base will be closing as well. The closings are directly related to the September 11 attacks ...

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by airbus1
Thu Sep 20, 2001 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL & AMR Corp Lays Off 20 000
Replies: 4
Views: 1932

RE: UAL & AMR Corp Lays Off 20 000

The UAL cuts will include closing its crew bases in Singapore and Bangkok. With some 400 cabin crew redundancies.

The HKG and NRT bases are under the US union and will continue.

Sad - there are some great people in the SIN and BKK bases. Good luck to them all.

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by airbus1
Sat Jul 07, 2001 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Mess At Clk!
Replies: 22
Views: 1981

RE: Major Mess At Clk!

Mel,

Check this site for latest flight info: airport recovers fast ! and weather is OK ! Just depends who you are flying with and where their planes and crew ended up over the last couple of days !

http://www.hkairport.com

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