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by jrfspa320
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 212
Views: 36232

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

I cant see the JFK service surviving once crossrail is operational anyhow. (Summer 2020 ish...)
Im sure the A318 will be retired from service then

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by jrfspa320
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 60959

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Very Interesting.

I could see them used on transcon routes replacing the 738s to go up against VA 737-10s

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by jrfspa320
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bank Holiday weekend to Ireland - BA and Aer lingus
Replies: 5
Views: 3180

Re: Bank Holiday weekend to Ireland - BA and Aer lingus

Nice report, enjoyed the country side pictures
I have always enjoyed EI!

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by jrfspa320
Thu May 16, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

VA Cancelling Perth-Geraldton Flights as of July 21st. https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/virgin-australia-cancels-perth-to-geraldton-route-citing-decline-in-customers-ng-b881201409z This was to be expected, loads have been poor, aircraft could be used elsewhere for better returns. I would think ...

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by jrfspa320
Tue May 14, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

QF44 DPS-SYD diverted to Broome overnight due to the autopilot disengaging during flight: https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/qantas-bali-flight-diverts-to-broome-after-electrical-fault-ng-b881198138z Maybe the first ever visit of an A332 to BME? Edit: After actually reading the article properly, ...

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by jrfspa320
Sun May 12, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AussieHolidays (Pt2) - QF28 | SCL-SYD: Flying the Queen across the South Pacific Ocean+Jervis Bay
Replies: 15
Views: 6117

Re: AussieHolidays (Pt2) - QF28 | SCL-SYD: Flying the Queen across the South Pacific Ocean+Jervis Bay

Welcome! Great trip report, the Queens are special and will be missed when they go.

Thanks for writing up, good to see the holiday snaps too

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by jrfspa320
Sun May 05, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: In the Shadow of Concorde: The British Airways Premium Experience Revisited
Replies: 2
Views: 5627

Re: In the Shadow of Concorde: The British Airways Premium Experience Revisited

Great report. I know how much effort goes into writing them! Good to see the hotel reviews too. I agree with your views on BA and they are thankfully on their way up. The lounges (and business hard product) and the major let downs. Hopefully the LHR lounges will be refurbished soon...those bathrooms...

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by jrfspa320
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 1: Emirates from London Stansted to India and back
Replies: 23
Views: 10674

Re: Part 1: Emirates from London Stansted to India and back

I think this is the first EK report ive seen from STN. I do think EKs website is good and is great in economy, but the crew can be inconsistent as you said.
Thanks for writing up!

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by jrfspa320
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: In the cheap seats back to Oz with IB and QF
Replies: 0
Views: 3697

In the cheap seats back to Oz with IB and QF

It takes me a while to get around to writing trip reports so these flight were taken 6 months ago. Ill let the pictures do most of the talking. This will cover the return journey of a quick (2 week) Europe trip from Australia. This trip wasn’t particularly planned, and was brought about by Qantas’s ...

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by jrfspa320
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To my native hometown through Malaysia (KLM, Indonesia AirAsia, Batik Air)
Replies: 9
Views: 5517

Re: To my native hometown through Malaysia (KLM, Indonesia AirAsia, Batik Air)

Thanks for writing up, interesting journey through Malaysia! I like seeing the land sectors too!
Im going to Penang later this year so was good to get a taster.

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by jrfspa320
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Premium Passage | SYD-SIN-SYD | SQ A380 PE/777 Y (Part 1)
Replies: 3
Views: 7153

Re: A Premium Passage | SYD-SIN-SYD | SQ A380 PE/777 Y (Part 1)

Another good report! SQ looks good, apart from that pasta dish which looks very average!

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by jrfspa320
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Virgin Blue Airlines VH-VUA DG849 Melbourne - Sydney | 2007 Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 2962

Re: Virgin Blue Airlines VH-VUA DG849 Melbourne - Sydney | 2007 Photos

I like these throw back reports! I miss the DJ days, somehow they seemed alot fresher and modern compared to the VA of today

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by jrfspa320
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75615

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

The Jetstar 788s would struggle with transpac range also

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by jrfspa320
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 70370

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

So looks like VA will probably complete the 737 Inflight Internet rollout before QF. Yes, VA expects 737s to be completed by mid-year.. There was some confusion about the 73Gs which is still unclear. It is also likely 2 of the older 738s will be moved to TT (one heading to paint this weekend) so th...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SWISS CS300/A320, MAN-WAW
Replies: 3
Views: 6298

Re: SWISS CS300/A320, MAN-WAW

Good report, SWISS always seems very premium, the C series looks very nice too!
Ive only been through MAN a few times but agree, wasnt a good experience

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by jrfspa320
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jakarta to Doha by Qatar Airways Dreamliner
Replies: 3
Views: 8530

Re: Jakarta to Doha by Qatar Airways Dreamliner

Nice report, i am booked to take this flight in September so good to get a preview!

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by jrfspa320
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hop to Hobart - VA 737/QF 717
Replies: 8
Views: 4602

Re: Hop to Hobart - VA 737/QF 717

Nice domestic run!
I do like the 717s and definitely add some variation!
Thanks for writing up

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by jrfspa320
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Europe Trip 2018 Part 1: QF BNE-LHR & Brooklands Museum
Replies: 8
Views: 5712

Re: Europe Trip 2018 Part 1: QF BNE-LHR & Brooklands Museum

Great trip report.
BNE international terminal is the nicest in the country i think.
QF looked good, but i do think their meals could be more generous. Very unusual to get a remote stand on arrival!
the museum looks good, have to do that someday! I can also recommend Duxford

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by jrfspa320
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 70370

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

It is a surprise they are swapping the NT 717s for 737s, but i think this may be more to do with the 717s being wanted elsewhere? With the closure of the DRW-CNS route and the DRW-ASP-PER route (which was operated by DRW base), the DRW 717 base is being removed? I'm guessing the ASP-DRW service will...

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by jrfspa320
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kita: Jetstar and Finnair SYD to CNS, KIX, HEL and CPH and more (Big!)
Replies: 26
Views: 6596

Re: Kita: Jetstar and Finnair SYD to CNS, KIX, HEL and CPH and more (Big!)

Thanks for the detailed trip report! Northern Europe in winter is very brave!! Jetstar is generally fine as long as you dont have high expectations. I was tempted by the recent jetstar japan sale as i am yet to go, but the change in OOL or CNS makes the journey that bit longer! Thats quite a detour ...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75082

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

In addition to the new QF SYD-NAN-SYD service QF has made some other international changes: *The 4th weekly SYD-NOU-SYD has been made permanent year round *SYD-DPS-SYD will see permanent A330s replacing B73Hs from March 2019 onwards *SYD-CGK-SYD will see service increases from March 2019 (Daily fli...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75082

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

In addition to the new QF SYD-NAN-SYD service QF has made some other international changes: *The 4th weekly SYD-NOU-SYD has been made permanent year round *SYD-DPS-SYD will see permanent A330s replacing B73Hs from March 2019 onwards *SYD-CGK-SYD will see service increases from March 2019 (Daily fli...

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by jrfspa320
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Christmas and New Years at Croatia - 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 3748

Re: Christmas and New Years at Croatia - 2018

Nice report, always enjoy the holiday pictures too!!

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by jrfspa320
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cathay Pacific B-KQD CX 101 Hong Kong - Sydney | 2018 Photos and Videos
Replies: 3
Views: 4104

Re: Cathay Pacific B-KQD CX 101 Hong Kong - Sydney | 2018 Photos and Videos

Love the HK pictures! One of my favourite cities.
CX is always good, nice to see they serve proper breakfast, unlike QF

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by jrfspa320
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: From Manchester To Sydney And The Whitsundays
Replies: 7
Views: 4940

Re: From Manchester To Sydney And The Whitsundays

Thanks for the report.
The hotel looks great!

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by jrfspa320
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47315

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

Virgin Australia is starting seasonally DRW - DPS flights from April 10 to October 20 three times a week. Flight times are: DRW 2100- DPS 2220 DPS 1535 - DRW 2000 Not sure what days of the week. Source (behind paywall) https://www.ntnews.com.au/lifestyle/travel/virgin-airlines-launches-new-threetim...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 70060

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Anyone need a new alternative for clay pigeon shooting?

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by jrfspa320
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47315

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

Does anyone know why yesterdays (12/12) QF42 CGK-SYD diverted to PER? Seems a long way to divert from a point very close to DRW

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by jrfspa320
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47315

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

Not sure about winds, but AKL-PER is a fair bit shorter than MNL-SYD that PR flies with the A321neo regularly (though a lower density layout)... it would definitely be towards the end of its range though and may not be viable. PER is also more difficult as far as alternates go - even domestic fligh...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA mulling move to LHR T5
Replies: 81
Views: 13659

Re: AA mulling move to LHR T5

Uh, yeah, this needed to happen when T5 opened....... All BA/AA need to be co-located in T5. No offense to IB, but AA’s longhaul flights are more valuable for IAG’s bottom line than flights to Madrid. Move IB to T3 and relocate AA and the remaining BA flights to T5. If there isn’t enough space, bui...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA mulling move to LHR T5
Replies: 81
Views: 13659

Re: AA mulling move to LHR T5

I just cant see how this would happen. AA need a significant number of wide body gates of which there is little spare capacity, and relocation would mean many BA long haul flights moving the T3. Perhaps all BA/AA Americas bound flights could be from T5 with other from T3, but this seems worse than t...

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by jrfspa320
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A trip through Middle Earth (AKL, WLG, ZQN, CHC on NZ and SQ)
Replies: 16
Views: 4814

Re: A trip through Middle Earth (AKL, WLG, ZQN, CHC on NZ and SQ)

Great series of reports, looks like you had good flights with NZ and SQ.
Great pictures of your holiday, i love NZ myself too, looks like you were lucky with the weather which is always a bonus.

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by jrfspa320
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 66867

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Is QF been a bit light on A330s at the moment? I notice QF37/38 (MEL-SIN-MEL) rotations have been cancelled for the past 2 days. Of course, it could be that bookings were a bit light and QF have shifted pax onto the codeshared EK405 ,an A380 which departs about 90 minutes after the scheduled QF37. ...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 66867

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Out of interest, why did they abandon the cityflyer thing?

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by jrfspa320
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 66867

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Is QF been a bit light on A330s at the moment? I notice QF37/38 (MEL-SIN-MEL) rotations have been cancelled for the past 2 days. Of course, it could be that bookings were a bit light and QF have shifted pax onto the codeshared EK405 ,an A380 which departs about 90 minutes after the scheduled QF37. ...

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by jrfspa320
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 94986

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Flew in from HKG on EBG last night, was in a pretty poor state. About 1/3 of the IFE screens didn't work, my seat wouldn't recline. Really do need upgrading

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by jrfspa320
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 9089

Re: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation

I am due to fly to HK this weekend on QF, and dont really want to go now.....they dont have a change waiver on at the moment (CX does), hoping this will change today at some point...

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by jrfspa320
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 66867

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

F100Flyer wrote:
Qantas16 wrote:
Lots of cuts to TG's Australia services from end of October onwards... don't have full details but apparently all ports are impacted.


Effective October 28th, PER sees a swap back to A330-300 from 788, although appears to remain daily.


Interesting, as this is actually an up-gauge of equipment

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by jrfspa320
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mariner has passed away
Replies: 82
Views: 9039

Re: Mariner has passed away

Certainly will be missed. RIP

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by jrfspa320
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 94986

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Im guessing EBG (and EBL) will take longer as its a complete internal refit, as opposed to a rejigging of toilet / galley?

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by jrfspa320
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY
Replies: 46
Views: 4894

Re: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY

Surprised they didn't try this sooner with ATRs

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by jrfspa320
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Royal Brunei Economy Class 787-8 LHR - DXB Expect the unexpected!
Replies: 11
Views: 12107

Re: Royal Brunei Economy Class 787-8 LHR - DXB Expect the unexpected!

Great trip report! I liked the details of travelling to the airport and east midlands trains
Hopefully travelling to LHR will be easier with crossrail
Royal Brunei looks good , seems you enjoyed your trip, and Dubai!

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by jrfspa320
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Y+ experience on PRG-LHR-LAX (Premium Economy on AA, Euro Traveller on BA, LHR T3 lounges)
Replies: 19
Views: 7978

Re: First Y+ experience on PRG-LHR-LAX (Premium Economy on AA, Euro Traveller on BA, LHR T3 lounges)

Thanks for writing this, AA looks good, and looks a good routing, BA shorthall isnt great anymore and the LHR lounges are nothing special, at least you can get into CX and QF!

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by jrfspa320
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA Kangaroo Route: 2017 and 1991
Replies: 13
Views: 9013

Re: BA Kangaroo Route: 2017 and 1991

Interesting comparison, especially as i often fly the kangaroo route myself.
I have also flown BA on the route and they were good but nothing special
Thanks for writing up

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by jrfspa320
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Malaysian Airlines 9M-MMD MH609 Kuala Lumpur - Singapore | Photos and Video
Replies: 5
Views: 3723

Re: Malaysian Airlines 9M-MMD MH609 Kuala Lumpur - Singapore | Photos and Video

I always enjoy your "from the archive" collection
The glory days of MH and the 734, the 800s seem to have less character, but that comes with age i guess

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by jrfspa320
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Falling in love with JAL: Saab 340 Sapporo Okadama to Hakodate | Photos + Video
Replies: 15
Views: 5017

Re: Falling in love with JAL: Saab 340 Sapporo Okadama to Hakodate | Photos + Video

Interesting trip report, i love props myself!
Looks like fun with the crew being just as excited as you!

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by jrfspa320
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 94986

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Just an observation.. A332 -EBG looks to be 'hanging' at BNE the last couple of days. Maybe in for the conversion/refit to 28J suites/243Y ipad seats...and maybe wifi hump as well. Yep I believe she's finally in for 'domesticisation' after a long career flying ULH routes. Believe -EBQ is next into ...

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by jrfspa320
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 94986

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Yes, the updates are very much appreciated!
I had a flight booked on QF38 in October which has been cancelled, possibly the shortages are starting to bite?

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by jrfspa320
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?
Replies: 48
Views: 7117

Re: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?

Thanks for pointing out the new google earth image! Very interesting!
I would imagine the old FCC in T3 can be removed now also which will free up another gate?
Is there a timeline for the demolition of T1? Has anything been announced regarding the next phase of building T2?

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by jrfspa320
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Evacuation at BCN
Replies: 34
Views: 6504

Re: RYANAIR Evacuation at BCN

I know it’s not a laughing matter and luckily this incident wasn’t too serious but seeing passengers pile up at the end of the slide and roll over each other was slightly comical. The 737 nose being so low to the ground makes it less of a slide and more of an inflatable walkway! I’ve actually heard...

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