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by trentis
Fri Jun 21, 2002 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Air New Zealand Ever Fly To Frankfurt?
Replies: 49
Views: 11666

RE: Did Air New Zealand Ever Fly To Frankfurt?

flew with NZ to FRA a couple of times. The flights I was on were 90-100% full, at least down the back. They were a cheap option for Germans travelling to LAX and v.v. Had some nice German FAs btwn FRA-LAX. Pity the NZ staff at LAX aren't so good.

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by trentis
Mon Jun 03, 2002 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Last Trip On Ansett Australia.....
Replies: 20
Views: 2449

RE: Your Last Trip On Ansett Australia.....

Mine was on 01/02/02, supposedly the startup date for Tesna's failed Ansett. AN330 ADL-MEL and return later that evening (sorry, forgotten the Flight No, lets call it AN3xx). The return flight was almost 100% full. I am glad my last Ansett flight was full of pax and a subsequently very happy crew. I...

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by trentis
Fri Mar 15, 2002 9:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: GA DJJ-CGK Via BIK And UPG
Replies: 8
Views: 4207

RE: GA DJJ-CGK Via BIK And UPG

I have known about the CGK-DJJ flight on GA for a while now and it is one of my *dream* flights that I would love to take. It sounds pretty good. People are starting to warm to Garuda Indonesia more and more these days. Good on them. Indonesia needs a stronger economy, and Garuda being strong can on...

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by trentis
Fri Mar 15, 2002 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Blue Ponders Airbus
Replies: 19
Views: 2023

RE: Virgin Blue Ponders Airbus

Ikarus - on Ansett, the A320s were a lot more comfortable than 733s, believe me! Although I would love to see A320s in Australian skies again (preferably with a starmark livery!! <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile">), and it would offer the public a definite difference (visua...

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by trentis
Fri Mar 15, 2002 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VG Airlines Arrived. First Picture!
Replies: 41
Views: 3324

RE: VG Airlines Arrived. First Picture!

all i can say is congratulations!

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by trentis
Wed Mar 13, 2002 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Branson Sells 50% Virgin Blue
Replies: 24
Views: 2078

RE: Branson Sells 50% Virgin Blue

"Virgin Blue, founded by British-based Sir Richard Branson 18 months ago, would now be regarded as an Australian airline, freeing restrictions to fly to New Zealand, Fiji, Noumea, Bali and Indonesia."

Since when was Bali not a part of Indonesia? Jeez, journos these days...

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by trentis
Thu Mar 07, 2002 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Blue, ANZ May Link Networks
Replies: 12
Views: 2714

RE: Virgin Blue, ANZ May Link Networks

Can't see Virgin Blue linking up with Garuda Indonesia...Garuda has a frequent flyer programme! Big grin
(hehe). Virgin's found its niche and should stick with it. They're successful right now, why change? If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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by trentis
Wed Feb 27, 2002 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Virgin Become Australia's Second Airline
Replies: 32
Views: 2292

RE: Will Virgin Become Australia's Second Airline

For the next few years we're going to have a duopoly me thinks - until someone comes along again to try to take on the Qantas monster. Virgin Blue will become very healthy financially, and they don't need to change their product. Both businesses will be very safe for the next few years. Remember Qan...

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by trentis
Thu Feb 21, 2002 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ansett's New Frequent Flyer Scheme!
Replies: 38
Views: 2965

RE: Ansett's New Frequent Flyer Scheme!

I agree that everyone should stop their whinging - FLEW have a business to run, and have invested millions upon millions of dollars to create a business model that they are confident will change an airline losing millions a week to an airline making a decent profit - now obviously they cannot do tha...

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by trentis
Sun Feb 17, 2002 7:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SIN-PER On SIA B777-200
Replies: 18
Views: 5494

RE: SIN-PER On SIA B777-200

thanks for the great report - lah!

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by trentis
Fri Feb 15, 2002 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN/Tesna/Sydney Airport Finally Agree.
Replies: 11
Views: 1941

RE: AN/Tesna/Sydney Airport Finally Agree.

Great to see things finally moving along  Smile

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by trentis
Tue Feb 12, 2002 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ansett Domestic Terminal Going International?
Replies: 10
Views: 1742

RE: Ansett Domestic Terminal Going International?

Wirraway - what about the loss to retailer at the Ansett terminal since September!!!

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by trentis
Tue Feb 12, 2002 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ansett Domestic Terminal Going International?
Replies: 10
Views: 1742

RE: Ansett Domestic Terminal Going International?

Finally! Some constructive discussion on Ansett - I've been trying to avoid the discussion on A.net about AN lately because the discussions are just pointless. Anyway, I believe this has been raised before. This would be a good idea, and SYD would be second in the world after Miami (I believe, pleas...

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by trentis
Mon Feb 11, 2002 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ansett To Order 30+10 A320 Family Aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 3193

RE: Ansett To Order 30+10 A320 Family Aircraft

dagnamit! I just wrote quite a long post about this, but it disappeared. Anyway, what we have to remember here is that the Ansett that has ordered these Airbuses will (hopefully!) be Tesna, and hence a totally different airline to the temporary one that is currently operating.

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by trentis
Thu Feb 07, 2002 4:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AMS-SIN On Garuda GA 957
Replies: 13
Views: 4609

RE: AMS-SIN On Garuda GA 957

thanks! fantastic to read a positive trip report on Garuda Indonesia - a pity that Amsterdam will be its on European gateway for the next few months.

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by trentis
Mon Feb 04, 2002 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Taste Of Things To Come At Ansett
Replies: 4
Views: 2304

RE: A Taste Of Things To Come At Ansett

I read it earlier but didn't post a reply. After all, we've been expecting something like this all along...let's hope they survive the dogfight that will soon be in Australian skies, and come out on top. If they can break even with 25% market share, I can't see how this could not happen! <img s...

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by trentis
Mon Feb 04, 2002 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Do Airline's Names Mean (i.e. Lufthansa)?
Replies: 85
Views: 10101

RE: What Do Airline's Names Mean (i.e. Lufthansa)?

Posted by Miami1: "nusantara means 'passage/track or bridge' " This is not true. 'Nusantara' in bahasa Indonesia is another word for Indonesia, or the Indonesian archipelago. And once again: Lufthansa means Air League, Hansa can also be traced to the seaside towns of Northern Europe that were part o...

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by trentis
Sun Feb 03, 2002 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS Split To Grow Wings?
Replies: 11
Views: 1443

RE: MAS Split To Grow Wings?

Airnondo- Ansett's logo shouldn't be blinking much longer - the new owners (well, soon to be) have signed a deal and the new Ansett will be a full Star Alliance member.

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by trentis
Sun Feb 03, 2002 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Do Airline's Names Mean (i.e. Lufthansa)?
Replies: 85
Views: 10101

RE: What Do Airline's Names Mean (i.e. Lufthansa)?

Lufthansa- "Hansa" in German can mean "league", so Lufthansa would mean "air league". In Germany it is also often called "die deutsche Lufthansa", meaning the German air league. Ansett Australia- named after Sir Reginald Ansett, who founded Ansett Airways 65 or so years ago. Has in it's history also...

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by trentis
Mon Jan 28, 2002 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Drops LGW And FRA
Replies: 12
Views: 2079

RE: Garuda Drops LGW And FRA

Wow, that really is a blow for Garuda Indonesia and tourism in Indonesia.

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by trentis
Mon Jan 28, 2002 9:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DUR To EDI And Back On SAA & Bmi
Replies: 6
Views: 5717

RE: DUR To EDI And Back On SAA & Bmi

thanks for the report. gotta love upgrades  Smile

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by trentis
Fri Jan 25, 2002 1:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report Part 2 - MUC-FRA-HAM-BRU On LH
Replies: 4
Views: 6576

RE: Trip Report Part 2 - MUC-FRA-HAM-BRU On LH

Great report! Ich freue mich wahnsinnig auf den nächsten Teil! Where did you stay in Munich? While I was there I stayed at a hostel called "4 u München" - quite a nice little hostel, but packed with Aussies, and only around the corner from the Hauptbahnhof. I must also say that I enjoy flying on the...

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by trentis
Thu Jan 24, 2002 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blow To Ansett Re-start
Replies: 5
Views: 2560

RE: Blow To Ansett Re-start

Ansett have immediately announced a replacement for Jenson, Captain Rindfleish, from the position below TJ. Mr Rindfleish has 27 years of experience at Ansett and as such there should be no problem. If Jenson had no interest in Ansett (well, he obviously didn't by defecting to QF), then good on him ...

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by trentis
Thu Jan 24, 2002 2:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report Part 1: ADL-SIN-FRA-MUC On SQ/LH/LH
Replies: 12
Views: 8437

RE: Trip Report Part 1: ADL-SIN-FRA-MUC On SQ/LH/LH

good report mate! can't wait for the next parts

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by trentis
Wed Jan 23, 2002 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ADL-SIN-FRA On Sat - What Planes Will I Fly?
Replies: 15
Views: 2782

RE: ADL-SIN-FRA On Sat - What Planes Will I Fly?

oops...forgot DPS-FRA/LGW/AMS is via BKK/SIN

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by trentis
Wed Jan 23, 2002 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ADL-SIN-FRA On Sat - What Planes Will I Fly?
Replies: 15
Views: 2782

RE: ADL-SIN-FRA On Sat - What Planes Will I Fly?

I look forward to the trip report Alex!
Baec777 - Why would you fly QF from ADL to Europe when you need to have three flights, even the ADL-SIN flight is via DRW thesedays. Rather fly SQ, MH or even GA(PremiumEconomy Smile) and have one stop.

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by trentis
Wed Jan 23, 2002 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 738 Picture Here!
Replies: 28
Views: 2159

RE: QF 738 Picture Here!

prefer the old spirit of australia titles.

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by trentis
Thu Jan 17, 2002 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ansett, Alpha Catering & Gate Gourmet Questions..
Replies: 4
Views: 2579

RE: Ansett, Alpha Catering & Gate Gourmet Questions..

On Monday Gate Gourmet at ADL was open and Gate Gourmet trucks were being towed into the airport (must've been in storage somewhere else), presumably for use as of 01/02.

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by trentis
Sun Jan 13, 2002 4:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MEL-ADL On Virgin Blue
Replies: 5
Views: 3893

RE: MEL-ADL On Virgin Blue

thanx for the report- just booked ADL-MEL-ADL on Feb 1 with Ansett. Here's hoping that Tesna get approval at the creditors meeting! It'll be good to be on the first AN MkIII flight out of ADL.

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by trentis
Sun Jan 13, 2002 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ansett's Absolutely Ads ... A Killer?
Replies: 42
Views: 3942

RE: Ansett's Absolutely Ads ... A Killer?

At least everyone was aware of Ansett when the ads started, and I think it did lift their image, although the media often played on the "Am I with Ansett? Absolutely!" catchphrase. I just hope their new marketing campaign will bring about as much awareness as the old one. (although I doubt it will c...

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by trentis
Sat Jan 12, 2002 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANSETT-TESNA: 1st Crack Appear
Replies: 30
Views: 1796

RE: ANSETT-TESNA: 1st Crack Appear

phew......well, i dunno about you guys, but that was a good read! i guess i'll go ahead and book my flight...show my support for Ansett!  Smile

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by trentis
Sat Jan 12, 2002 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANSETT-TESNA: 1st Crack Appear
Replies: 30
Views: 1796

RE: ANSETT-TESNA: 1st Crack Appear

This sort of stuff also scares away customers like me  Smile Will it be safe for me to book a flight for 1/02??

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by trentis
Sat Jan 12, 2002 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's 'Ansett' About The New Ansett?
Replies: 15
Views: 2584

RE: What's 'Ansett' About The New Ansett?

Is this a serious threat to stopping Ansett MkIII? The unions can certainly pull a lot of weight. Why hasn't Tesna done anything about this important issue?

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by trentis
Fri Jan 11, 2002 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's 'Ansett' About The New Ansett?
Replies: 15
Views: 2584

RE: What's 'Ansett' About The New Ansett?

mb - it certainly would be interesting to see if there are any literal overnight changes!

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by trentis
Fri Jan 11, 2002 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's 'Ansett' About The New Ansett?
Replies: 15
Views: 2584

RE: What's 'Ansett' About The New Ansett?

i'll keep it in mind clem!!

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by trentis
Thu Jan 10, 2002 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's 'Ansett' About The New Ansett?
Replies: 15
Views: 2584

RE: What's 'Ansett' About The New Ansett?

They're gonna have to at least give back some of the points, even the administrators have admitted this (or so I remember from an interview). And Fox/Lew have said that they will be relying quite heavily on the Star Alliance membership for international connections. I am very seriously looking at fl...

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by trentis
Thu Jan 10, 2002 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upgrade?
Replies: 28
Views: 1626

RE: Upgrade?

Been upgraded once on AirNZ transpacific service because my seat in Y was also assigned to another passenger. The FA had to choose which one of us to upgrade - the other passenger was a slob dressed in a tracksuit, I'd dressed nicely. Guess who got the upgrade and a once in a lifetime (well, hopeful...

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by trentis
Thu Jan 10, 2002 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ideal Ansett III Fleet?
Replies: 34
Views: 2325

RE: Ideal Ansett III Fleet?

Yyz717- The major problem with Ansett's image was its old aircraft, especially the 767s, which the media here often reported were the "oldest in the world" and that Ansett's entire fleet was "amongst the oldest" (a load of codswallop). So a brand new fleet is crucial, and they should have it by the ...

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by trentis
Thu Jan 10, 2002 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's 'Ansett' About The New Ansett?
Replies: 15
Views: 2584

RE: What's 'Ansett' About The New Ansett?

Even with AN MkII, the thing people love about Ansett is the staff (there are so many testaments to this!), so I don't think they'll mind much if the aircraft interiors are a little different!

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by trentis
Wed Jan 09, 2002 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Urgent All Aussies!
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

RE: Urgent All Aussies!

There's a photo of it on the YSSY board - can confirm it is Korean Air Cargo. What a sight!

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by trentis
Tue Jan 08, 2002 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ideal Ansett III Fleet?
Replies: 34
Views: 2325

RE: Ideal Ansett III Fleet?

I think in all seriousness that the planned fleet of A319/A320/A321s is perfect for now. Maybe some A330s in the LONG term.

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by trentis
Tue Jan 08, 2002 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Ansett II Change Its Name
Replies: 7
Views: 2263

RE: Should Ansett II Change Its Name

Agree with the above two posts. I love the Ansett Australia name and Starmark logo. They just need a good marketing campaign, actually highlighting their product advantages over QF/DJ and a good FF programme.

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by trentis
Mon Jan 07, 2002 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Ad Campaigns
Replies: 23
Views: 1870

RE: Favorite Ad Campaigns

Agree on the Ansett Enya ads - especially the one when they launched their 747 international services way back when.

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by trentis
Sat Jan 05, 2002 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ansett Picking Up
Replies: 11
Views: 1586

RE: Ansett Picking Up

great to hear loads are up. read on a trip report that there were SYD-BNE flights with only 1 seat left. Great news!

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by trentis
Fri Jan 04, 2002 9:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DJ BNE-MEL-LST
Replies: 3
Views: 2684

RE: DJ BNE-MEL-LST

thanx for the report.

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by trentis
Fri Jan 04, 2002 9:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Amsterdam-Batavia With KLM In 1938
Replies: 5
Views: 11460

RE: Amsterdam-Batavia With KLM In 1938

wow thanx for that!

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by trentis
Fri Jan 04, 2002 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brisbane-Asia - Need Help To Choose Airlines~
Replies: 12
Views: 2468

RE: Brisbane-Asia - Need Help To Choose Airlines~

Considered JAL? They're normally pretty cheap, reportedly have great food and you get a stopover or two on the way.

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by trentis
Fri Jan 04, 2002 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: James Hogan As Ansett CEO - Sure Its A Good Idea?
Replies: 5
Views: 2786

RE: James Hogan As Ansett CEO - Sure Its A Good Idea?

Pprune...honestly, having that word mentioned here should be worthy enough to have this post deleted.

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by trentis
Fri Jan 04, 2002 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airline Would Make You Cry If It Died?
Replies: 80
Views: 4363

RE: What Airline Would Make You Cry If It Died?

The news of Ansett Australia's collapse hit so many Australians hard. The sight of B767 and B737 aircraft at a standstill is still not easy to take. <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=203879" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><I...

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by trentis
Fri Jan 04, 2002 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Possible Routes?
Replies: 23
Views: 2104

RE: Qantas - Possible Routes?

about Qantas not starting a route unless it will be successful: what about the short lived flights to Canada and Shanghai?? Just two recent examples.

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