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by bakestar
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Etihads "buy-on-board"
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

Etihads "buy-on-board"

Morning all, Bit of whinge, mixed in with an actual query. After flying to Dublin and back from Melbourne on Etihad, I was intrigued to find they are spruiking their “Savoury or Sweet” buy on board service as their second meal options. Couple with the seat size on their Dreamliners being (in my opti...

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by bakestar
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas FA sacked for drinking alcohol inflight
Replies: 23
Views: 6659

Qantas FA sacked for drinking alcohol inflight

So many questions. Why on earth would someone in such a privileged and vital position do such a stupid thing, unless she had an addiction? But then, to go and lie in the investigation and then take to arbitration?! Silly person. https://www.theage.com.au/business/workplace/qantas-steward-sacked-for-...

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by bakestar
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 772
Views: 309264

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Just out of pure personal interest, when will Etihad recieve their first A350s? and where will they fly them?
Yes, i am flying Eithad later in the year. lol.

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by bakestar
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flight lands in wrong country.
Replies: 4
Views: 1137

BA flight lands in wrong country.

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/br ... spartanntp

Bit of mis-communication between flight schedulers and crew?
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hahahaha Woops!
It'd be hard to make this stuff up.

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/br ... spartanntp

Bit of mis-communication between flight schedulers and crew?

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by bakestar
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia grounds all 737MAX flights.
Replies: 7
Views: 1134

Re: Australia grounds all 737MAX flights.

This news is what, 12+ hours old and there's already a thread discussing MAX groundings by regulators.


Understood, but that thread is in regards to regulators in general, this is a national approach to the issue.
Currently only effecting Fiji Airways and SilkAir flights.

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by bakestar
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia grounds all 737MAX flights.
Replies: 7
Views: 1134

Australia grounds all 737MAX flights.

Hi all, yes somewhat of an over reaction, but isn't that what regulators do best. Reduce ANY possible risk by withdrawing it for now. It sucks, but over reactions are sometimes needed. https://www.theage.com.au/business/companies/australia-grounds-boeing-s-737-max-in-wake-of-fatal-crashes-20190312-p...

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by bakestar
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First KLM A 330 in New livery
Replies: 62
Views: 16927

Re: First KLM A 330 in New livery

hardly call this a "new livery".
Just a wobble the paint brush. Wonder how much it cost in development. lol.

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by bakestar
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight
Replies: 24
Views: 3601

Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Could they actually just have left it on board (in a cage) for the return leg and let out back at Singapore?
If their quarantine is similar to Australia, i don't hold high hopes for him.

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by bakestar
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MEL-TXL SQ (in J) and EY on the 50 hour voyage
Replies: 5
Views: 6880

Re: MEL-TXL SQ (in J) and EY on the 50 hour voyage

Crazy trip - but the TR was an enjoyable read. Not very often you get 4 airlines in the one TR too!


Thanks! Funnily enough, as i booked it through Etihad, part of the return trip (stay tuned) was on Alitalia. 3 carriers on the one airline ticket!

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by bakestar
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MEL-TXL SQ (in J) and EY on the 50 hour voyage
Replies: 5
Views: 6880

Re: MEL-TXL SQ (in J) and EY on the 50 hour voyage

5 trips and a 6 month working-holiday should answer your question ;)

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by bakestar
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MEL-PER-MEL & the first Qantas B787
Replies: 4
Views: 5520

Re: MEL-PER-MEL & the first Qantas B787

Yes, I know it well. It looks like a 717 there. It's actually Land, after, or at least in association with the song, Great Southern Land oops. Indeed on both fronts, thanks for the correction. The fact you took the time to take pictures of the business class seat etc is great hahaha, i was in full ...

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by bakestar
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MEL-TXL SQ (in J) and EY on the 50 hour voyage
Replies: 5
Views: 6880

MEL-TXL SQ (in J) and EY on the 50 hour voyage

Trip Report II (Part 1) MEL-TXL and the 50 hour voyage Morning all, And welcome the Trip Report II (Part 1). This trip report in entirety is a doozy. Background: As a self-confessed plane geek (or as my partner described me an Aero-sexual) I am also a mad cycling fan. In 2012 I hired a car and follo...

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by bakestar
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MEL-PER-MEL & the first Qantas B787
Replies: 4
Views: 5520

MEL-PER-MEL & the first Qantas B787

Good morning all, and welcome to my very first Trip Report! After years of reading dozens of previous reports here (and getting a jealous as anything) I finally figured out how to do it. So here it is. Granted, this trip was from November 2017 I believe it’s still a very interesting one as it was on...

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by bakestar
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 26343

Re: UA MAYDAY call into SYD

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL839
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If it was that close, could they not have diverted to BRI or OOL or even NOU?
I'm sure the crew did factor this in too.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL839

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by bakestar
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 26343

UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

https://www.theage.com.au/national/nsw/ ... 507n5.html
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Morning all,
Thankfully all was well, but does this seem a little exessive by the crew? Or was it in real danger?
Major roads around the airport were also closed

https://www.theage.com.au/national/nsw/ ... 507n5.html

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by bakestar
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug and their A310s
Replies: 52
Views: 9328

Re: Interflug and their A310s

Would be amazing to see an Interflug retrojet for Lufthansa!

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by bakestar
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man in Tinkerbell dress ousted from Ryanair jet
Replies: 18
Views: 3587

Re: Man in Tinkerbell dress ousted from Ryanair jet

Bucks weekend away gone to far before it even started.
If only Peter Pan were there to save them.

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by bakestar
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: International Aviation Hall of Fame
Replies: 2
Views: 420

International Aviation Hall of Fame

Morning all, and happy Friday. I was recently researching the invention and operation of the Black Box FDR/CVR. As people may not know, it was invented by Australian engineer David Warren in the 1950s. As a result of his ground breaking work, Warren was posthumously inducted into the Australian Avia...

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by bakestar
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia
Replies: 59
Views: 7238

Re: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia

When did Virgin and JB for that matter become too dependent on foreign ownership? They appear to have dug themselves such a whole, that I don't believe VA could stand on its own feet at the moment. And was that a hindrance to VBs Virgin vision and ambition? I reckon give him an Etihad or Qatar and h...

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by bakestar
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia
Replies: 59
Views: 7238

Re: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia

called 'Teflon John' for a reason.
Fast forward 18 months and a new CEO is appointed, What is the first order of business?

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by bakestar
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia
Replies: 59
Views: 7238

Borghetti’s Virgin Australia

Article in todays nespaper. is quite interesting and straight forward. https://www.theage.com.au/business/companies/teflon-john-s-financial-outcomes-didn-t-match-his-ambition-20180612-p4zkxv.html How would Borghetti’s tenure as Virgin Australia boss be seen in years to come? Was he too ambitious? or...

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by bakestar
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY cancel PER
Replies: 45
Views: 10721

Re: EY cancel PER

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1391441&hilit=me3

Just sayin'.
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(cough-cough, cough-cough)

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1391441&hilit=me3

Just sayin'.

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by bakestar
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 8335

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

I thought this may have shaken a small bee’s nest.
'Irrelevant' IS probably an excessive word, however i DO believe they will become 'less significant', as their percentage of passengers using their services for transit purposes could reduce drastically.

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by bakestar
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 8335

Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

Morning all, With the introduction of the recent direct Australia to Europe flights (PER-LHR), https://dreamliner.qantas.com/article/qantas-to-fly-non-stop-perth-to-london And Qantas' challenge to Boeing and Airbus to produce aircraft that could Fly SYD to LHR and JFK direct, https://www.smh.com.au/...

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by bakestar
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A380F a failure?
Replies: 96
Views: 19214

Re: Why was the A380F a failure?

Possibly an A380-1000NEO-LR version? Or dare I say Beluga version?

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by bakestar
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A380F a failure?
Replies: 96
Views: 19214

Why was the A380F a failure?

Hi all, Given the recent saving of the A380 production line by EK and the supposed interest of BA now, it got me thinking back to the I’ll fated-F version, and Combi. I fail to understand that ‘production delays’ would be a reason for UPS and FEDEX to cancel such (I believe) a promising cargo aircra...

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by bakestar
Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 10,000th Delivery
Replies: 25
Views: 9931

RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Anything due for Air France?

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by bakestar
Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787 Sent To The Desert
Replies: 36
Views: 35009

RE: First 787 Sent To The Desert

Quick, someone call AI. A plane full on parts!   

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by bakestar
Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Passenger Deported From Pakistan Airport
Replies: 32
Views: 9665

Emirates Passenger Deported From Pakistan Airport

All sorted eventually.

http://www.dawn.com/news/1227666

Can understand why they wouldn't want him in. After all the damge he did to the Pakis fast bowlers in the 80s and 90s!

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by bakestar
Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Arrested After Running Onto Tarmac At MEL
Replies: 0
Views: 799

Woman Arrested After Running Onto Tarmac At MEL

This one sounds a bit odd. In the old <acronym title="Transeast Airlines (Latvia)">T4</acronym> at <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>, i could see how this could have happened. My theory is she have a few screws loose. <a href="http://www.theage...

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by bakestar
Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Confirm 787-9 + $900 Million Profit
Replies: 206
Views: 31563

RE: Qantas Confirm 787-9 + $900 Million Profit

This graphic may give a little idea; [img] <center><table align="center" border="0" width="2" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=24237&filename=1440038762Ngj0Ot.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/uf/24237/middle/1440038762Ngj0Ot.jpg" width=...

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by bakestar
Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Confirm 787-9 + $900 Million Profit
Replies: 206
Views: 31563

RE: Qantas Confirm 787-9 + $900 Million Profit

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jfk777" class="quote" target="_blank">jfk777</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Finally Qantas buys the 787 for "Qantas" and n...

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by bakestar
Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Confirm 787-9 + $900 Million Profit
Replies: 206
Views: 31563

Qantas Confirm 787-9 + $900 Million Profit

So after much speculation, Qantas has finally announced on the back of a pre-tax profit of just under AUD$1 Billlion, the purchase of an initial eight 787-9 Dreamliners, to be delivered from 2017, and gradually replace five older Boeing 747s. <a href="http://www.theage.com.au/business/aviation/qanta...

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by bakestar
Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worlds Worst Airports
Replies: 50
Views: 8795

RE: Worlds Worst Airports

absolutely! (not really) Well, at least until the next one comes out.   

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by bakestar
Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worlds Worst Airports
Replies: 50
Views: 8795

Worlds Worst Airports

and so it's 'official'

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel...istan/story-e6frfq80-1227097049646

any more to add/remove to the list?

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by bakestar
Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia Buys Out Tiger Airways For A$1
Replies: 8
Views: 6526

RE: Virgin Australia Buys Out Tiger Airways For A$1

damn it. I would have offered them $2!   

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by bakestar
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Qantas Cancel Its Remaining A380's?
Replies: 252
Views: 42627

RE: Should Qantas Cancel Its Remaining A380's?

as you said <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/astuteman" class="quote" target="_blank">astuteman</a> (<a href="#49" class="quote">Reply 49</a>):<br/><i>I suppose that as the A380...

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by bakestar
Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Qantas Cancel Its Remaining A380's?
Replies: 252
Views: 42627

RE: Should Qantas Cancel Its Remaining A380's?

fyi,
there were 490 passengers aboard todays QF10 into MEL.
That is all.

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by bakestar
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Closure Of Indian Airspace
Replies: 2
Views: 4168

Closure Of Indian Airspace

Is this for real?! <a href="http://www.singaporeair.com/jsp/cms/en_UK/press_release_news/130913-indretime.jsp" target="_blank">http://www.singaporeair.com/jsp/cms/..._release_news/130913-indretime.jsp</a> Is this for the WHOLE of India? Bit intrigued as well as to what 'experimental flight vehicle' ...

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by bakestar
Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: QF 422/41 MEL-CGK VIA SYD (QANTAS BUSINESS)
Replies: 9
Views: 13904

RE: QF 422/41 MEL-CGK VIA SYD (QANTAS BUSINESS)

Was that David Wenham in the MEL-SYD boarding photo?

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by bakestar
Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smarter Routes To Australia For The Future
Replies: 56
Views: 10415

RE: Smarter Routes To Australia For The Future

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by bakestar
Tue May 01, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Picture - Delta 757 New Colors
Replies: 298
Views: 33439

RE: First Picture - Delta 757 New Colors

looks alittle like the ol' America West c/s... <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/1179703/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/1179703/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/3/0/7/1179703.jpg" alt="Clic...

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by bakestar
Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India To Operate MEL
Replies: 2
Views: 4250

Air India To Operate MEL

I heard a little while ago that <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> were going to become one of the few and actually add <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> to it's route map (with <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> gone last year ...

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by bakestar
Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JQ To Hawaii
Replies: 91
Views: 7225

JQ To Hawaii

G'Day Folks, Well today 29/12/2006 Jetstar flight JQ001 will get pushed back from gate 11 and depart <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> (approx 17:25hr) for it's inaugural flight over the pacific to <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hic...

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by bakestar
Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bushfires & Effect Of Airliners.
Replies: 4
Views: 2439

Bushfires & Effect Of Airliners.

As most of you would be aware from the news coverage, and if living in Victoria the blanket of smoke around the state, massive bushfires are raging through North-Eastern Victoria (bottom ot Australia) with thick smoke billowing all over the state, especially around Melbourne Airport, My question is ...

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by bakestar
Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antarctic Researchers To Get A319
Replies: 30
Views: 6148

Antarctic Researchers To Get A319

Yes i know it's not really big news, however quite interesting news. <a href="http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,20906906-1702,00.html" target=_blank>http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...tory/0,20867,20906906-1702,00.html</a> Will be replacing ships to get from Australia to Casey S...

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by bakestar
Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Boom
Replies: 24
Views: 3291

Australian Aviation Boom

Over the past 5-10 years, Australian airlines have ordered i large amount of various aircraft from the major companies <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> Airbus - A380 - A330 Boeing - 787 <acronym title="Jetstar (Australia)">JQ</acronym> Airbus - A330 - A320 Boeing - 787 <acronym title...

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by bakestar
Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JQ A330 1st Revenue Flight
Replies: 19
Views: 4942

RE: JQ A330 1st Revenue Flight

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by bakestar
Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JQ A330 1st Revenue Flight
Replies: 19
Views: 4942

JQ A330 1st Revenue Flight

Hi Folks, Jetstar succesfully and with alot of fanfair launched their inaurgural flight into Asia, Melbourne to Bangkok as JQ29 on Nov 23rd, and returned to today as JQ30. Passangers appeared to have quite a good flight and were happy with the services (Aboard were new crew from Thailand also positi...

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by bakestar
Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar A330 At MEL (Full Livery)
Replies: 35
Views: 10676

RE: Jetstar A330 At MEL (Full Livery)

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