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by TG788
Tue May 12, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it unlikely that international travel will reopen before August in the western world?
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: Is it unlikely that international travel will reopen before August in the western world?

I live in Australia and we’ve been regularly told to not expect international travel (save for the floated NZ “bubble”) until next year.

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by TG788
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99875

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

https://www.qantas.com/au/en/travel-inf ... anges.html
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An767 wrote:
Will the SYD -PER_LHR be run parallel to the current PER-LHR or are both flights combined. If its that later it's a massive drop in capacity?
AN767


Parallel, PER-LHR will be daily double - https://www.qantas.com/au/en/travel-inf ... anges.html

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by TG788
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50039

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

Looking at TG’s schedule, it appears the return if the 788 to PER has been delayed/canned; sticking with the A333. Has been canned. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/289054/thai-airways-international-ns20-asia-australia-service-changes-as-of-24jan20/ Thank you! And thanks for the ve...

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by TG788
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50039

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

Looking at TG’s schedule, it appears the return if the 788 to PER has been delayed/canned; sticking with the A333.

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by TG788
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50039

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

I noticed the options offered by CX between DXB-MCT on a journey starting in HKG feature QF codeshares operated by EK. I'm having trouble finding information on how this sort of arrangement works. Would there a formal agreement between QF and CX? Or is it retail-ish with CX booking and paying QF (an...

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by TG788
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did NW ever fly LAX-TPE?
Replies: 11
Views: 2061

Re: Did NW ever fly LAX-TPE?

This map is the same age as the PDF and suggests LAX-TPE was served non-stop. At least in June 1992! :)

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by TG788
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64886

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Would have thought Ethopia or Kenya would jump on it with Perth to Joburg via Addis Ababa/Nairobi That would make a lot of sense to me. But of a back track, but also potential for more connections and some EU traffic Perth to JFK with a one stop in Addis would be great ET to JFK goes via ABJ and vi...

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by TG788
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67519

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

eta unknown wrote:
Morrofinch wrote:
I suspect there is a factor which we dont know about at play here. Otherwise they would have dropped the route a while a go.


Remember the only other international flights DRW has now are to DPS and SIN.


Also DIL :)

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by TG788
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 262
Views: 54907

Re: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing

There are many things wrong with TG, but it all starts with PaxEx i.e. customer experience. You can't hide inefficiencies in front of passengers, and their triangle flights are the very best example of how no matter which class you fly, experience is equally bad. There are 2 daily non-stop flights ...

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by TG788
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 81952

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Yesterday SA's A343 left Perth a smidge before 3pm heading for JNB as SA9281 , and the outbound flight has been delayed/cancelled in the last few days. Does anyone know what the problem was? Thanks :) SXA went tech on Wednesday and hence the outbound flight that night got cancelled. Yesterday's arr...

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by TG788
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 81952

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Yesterday SA's A343 left Perth a smidge before 3pm heading for JNB as SA9281, and the outbound flight has been delayed/cancelled in the last few days. Does anyone know what the problem was? Thanks :)

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by TG788
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that operate(d) the 777 but not the 777-300ER.
Replies: 31
Views: 3431

Re: Airlines that operate(d) the 777 but not the 777-300ER.

AirKevin wrote:
hawaiian717 wrote:
res77W wrote:

Air Canada, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Australia

-Rowen


Also EVA Air and China Airlines.

And Aeroflot.


Aeroflot appears to have operated 2x B772s before the B77W (some photos) :)

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by TG788
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 7409

Re: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

LH658 wrote:
Istanbul - Yerevan


Atlasglobal operate this route 6 days a week.

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by TG788
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay to resume Moscow?
Replies: 12
Views: 2862

Re: Cathay to resume Moscow?

From another forum Moscow was added to the page around April this year. They definitely didn’t do that for no reason It's been on that page since November 2014, perhaps longer as archive.org hasn't saved a copy before then . CX cancelled Moscow on June 1 2015 , it's been in every snapshot I've had ...

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by TG788
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay to resume Moscow?
Replies: 12
Views: 2862

Re: Cathay to resume Moscow?

It doesn’t list SEA, IAD or BAH which CX currently serves. It mixes in Cathay Dragon destinations but also doesn’t list PNH, HKT and CNX. It might just be poorly updated :)

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by TG788
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 31897

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Thank you, that's very interesting. I am unfamiliar with these sort of arrangements. Would NZ/PX carry passengers to POM with PX/CX taking passengers to HKG? Or would they each take turns operating the entire route? Each carrier operated the entire route (actually not sure if PX operated the route ...

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by TG788
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 31897

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

IIRC the service was shared between NZ, PX and CX, and operated on a seasonal rotational basis, turn about. Not sure who had rights on what sectors though. Thank you, that's very interesting. I am unfamiliar with these sort of arrangements. Would NZ/PX carry passengers to POM with PX/CX taking pass...

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by TG788
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 31897

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

I noticed in this map of CX's 1990 network that CX appeared to operate HKG-POM-AKL. Does anyone know if they had 5th freedom rights on it? IIRC the service was shared between NZ, PX and CX, and operated on a seasonal rotational basis, turn about. Not sure who had rights on what sectors though. Than...

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by TG788
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 31897

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

I noticed in this map of CX's 1990 network that CX appeared to operate HKG-POM-AKL. Does anyone know if they had 5th freedom rights on it?

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by TG788
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 8648

Re: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier

longhauler wrote:
TG788 wrote:
Ansett had a 3 person cockpit version of the 767 made.

It was the other way around.

The 767 was originally designed to have a 3 man cockpit. During development, the 2 man concept was accepted, designed and offered to airlines.


Ah, gotcha! Thanks :)

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by TG788
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round the world flights=gone forever?
Replies: 14
Views: 3319

Re: Round the world flights=gone forever?

There are still cargo services if I believe correctly operating round the world services. Closest things to it nowadays could be the following: Air China (CA) operates PEK-MAD-GIG services - (longest direct flight in the world) Air New Zealand (NZ) operates AKL-LAX-LHR Air New Zealand's AKL-LAX-LHR...

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by TG788
Tue May 28, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 8648

Re: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier

Ansett had a 3 person cockpit version of the 767 made.

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by TG788
Wed May 01, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Buying a ticket to an unknown destination and airline sends you where they want.
Replies: 21
Views: 3488

Re: Buying a ticket to an unknown destination and airline sends you where they want.

Ansett did it, but you turned around back on the same aircraft. Think it was Saturday only, marketed as "mystery flights". I remember taking a mystery Qantas flight between Perth and Melbourne in 1997. We ended up having around 5-6 hours in Melbourne. Particularly stands out as I was invi...

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by TG788
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who flies what into Singapore
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: Who flies what into Singapore

Air Mauritius occasionally operates an A343.

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by TG788
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non-US airports not serviced by US airlines?
Replies: 31
Views: 2937

Re: Non-US airports not serviced by US airlines?

Airstud wrote:
TG788 wrote:
Airstud wrote:
NGO.

I meant NGO. :boggled:


NGO is served by DL and UA.


Then what the hell was I thinking of?


Perhaps it was NGS all along! :D

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by TG788
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non-US airports not serviced by US airlines?
Replies: 31
Views: 2937

Re: Non-US airports not serviced by US airlines?

Airstud wrote:
NGO.

I meant NGO. :boggled:


NGO is served by DL and UA.

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by TG788
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81167

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Qantas will appear before a Senate committee into regional airfares: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/qantas-airfare-senate-inquiry-remote-australians-complain-prices/10902166 For the interested, details of the the committee are here: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Se...

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by TG788
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: One World to Myanmar - BA and Cathay Dragon
Replies: 9
Views: 8478

Re: One World to Myanmar - BA and Cathay Dragon

Thanks Redwood839 and TG788 for your comments. Oh Wowzers! I think i got lucky here. I tend to not use any of these websites, where possible unless there is a drastic price difference. The only agency that i kind of trust is Flight Center. they used to have a price match policy, which they have now...

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by TG788
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: One World to Myanmar - BA and Cathay Dragon
Replies: 9
Views: 8478

Re: One World to Myanmar - BA and Cathay Dragon

Redwood839 wrote:
Really nice trip report, thank you for all the pictures.

Funny, I've always thought about booking on Omega Flight Store, but it always seemed shoddy or shady. Glad to know it's legit!


If this is the same Omega, they are out of business.

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by TG788
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 76294

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Thank you SCFlyer, jupiter2 and RyanairGuru! :)

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by TG788
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 76294

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

I saw NZ's 1996 international route map and noticed a few routes to Asia via SYD and BNE. I haven't been able to find much information on these. Does anyone know if they had fifth freedom rights on BNE/SYD-BKK, BNE-TPE, BNE-SEL and similarly SYD-LAX? Thanks!

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by TG788
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?
Replies: 13
Views: 1239

Re: Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?

nicode wrote:
Druk Air of Bhutan with only A32S aircrafts is another example.


Drukair has an ATR42 as well :)

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by TG788
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: All Fifth Freedom Traffic on the North Atlantic -- Ever!
Replies: 53
Views: 4386

Re: All Fifth Freedom Traffic on the North Atlantic -- Ever!

9VSMF wrote:
TG788 wrote:
MAN-IAH SQ 77W (formerly DME-IAH)


MAN-IAH has been operated by the 359 for over a year now.


Of course! Whoops :)

Not sure if EWR-ABJ and EWR-LFW, both ET 788 fit the "North Atlantic" requirement.

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by TG788
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: All Fifth Freedom Traffic on the North Atlantic -- Ever!
Replies: 53
Views: 4386

Re: All Fifth Freedom Traffic on the North Atlantic -- Ever!

MXP-JFK is current, not historic.

AMS-YYZ 9W 77W
DUB-LAX ET 788
LAX-LHR NZ 77W
MAN-IAH SQ 77W (formerly DME-IAH)

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by TG788
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG gets new President, plans revised turn-around plan, considers refinancing Nok
Replies: 66
Views: 10707

Re: TG gets new President, plans revised turn-around plan, considers refinancing Nok

The A330s and 777300 non-ERs feel old. The service level though is top notch. I'm a big fan of Thai's service. But I've often wondered why they allow so much 5th freedom from BKK. If I fly HKG-BKK, I can fly EK, Royal Jordanian, Ethiopian, and soon Egyptian, in addition to HKA, Thai and CX; let alo...

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by TG788
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 72174

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Most likely a FR24 glitch as it can't be found anywhere on SQ website, GDS, Changi departure board or icargo. Not to mention it was supposed to operate last week but nothing shows up. Michael Flights operate in the 7000-7999 bracket for SQ are freighters Forgot about this one, thx. But 1) FR24 is s...

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by TG788
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 72174

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Does anyone know the purpose of SQ7122? Charter? :confused:

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by TG788
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships
Replies: 27
Views: 3438

Re: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships

embraer420 wrote:
but ASB-BHX I just don't understand


This thread my shed a bit of light on this route :)

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by TG788
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boarding always on left side of aircraft?
Replies: 24
Views: 2139

Re: Boarding always on left side of aircraf

Here is a TG DC-10 at MEL boarding from the right side.

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by TG788
Tue May 29, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 49678

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

QF2 departed London at 16.05 GMT on 28th . Delayed from its normal departure on 27th @ 21.15. Any ideas ? I do not know, sorry. I understand slots are a hot commodity at LHR, how do they manage a big delay like this? Pay a penalty? Trade with another airline? Handful in reserve held by the airport ...

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by TG788
Tue May 29, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 49678

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

QF2 departed London at 16.05 GMT on 28th . Delayed from its normal departure on 27th @ 21.15. Any ideas ? I do not know, sorry. I understand slots are a hot commodity at LHR, how do they manage a big delay like this? Pay a penalty? Trade with another airline? Handful in reserve held by the airport ...

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by TG788
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is IST-SYD next?
Replies: 65
Views: 8827

Re: Is IST-SYD next?

Of course, some theoratical 5th freedom like IST-PVG-SYD would never happen (Seriously, there are people that actually believe China would give out fifth freedom rights to foreign carrier?) Some exist already. EY has 5th freedom rights on PEK-NGO and PK for PEK-NRT. DL has PVG-NRT and KQ operate CA...

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by TG788
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is IST-SYD next?
Replies: 65
Views: 8827

Re: Is IST-SYD next?

Of course, some theoratical 5th freedom like IST-PVG-SYD would never happen (Seriously, there are people that actually believe China would give out fifth freedom rights to foreign carrier?) Some exist already. EY has 5th freedom rights on PEK-NGO and PK for PEK-NRT. DL has PVG-NRT and KQ operate CA...

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by TG788
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian planning Buenos Aires to Asia flights via Perth
Replies: 120
Views: 16705

Re: Norwegian planning Buenos Aires to Asia flights via Perth

redroo wrote:
Norwegian would bring nothing new to the route that isn't offered by Scoot or Jetstar.


Be a timely replacement for Jetstar. Non-stop to Singapore ends 25/3. :)

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by TG788
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 60740

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

A350OZ wrote:
Btw: is LH the only airline that has 7-abreast in W on the A359? I was surprised when I saw this, seems everyone else is going for 2-4-2.


China Airlines has 7 abreast in W as well. :)

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by TG788
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the route map dead?
Replies: 37
Views: 6555

Re: Is the route map dead?

https://www.flightsfrom.com/ This is pretty good, thank you! Are there any plans to add in direct flights like say QF1 (SYD-DXB-LHR) or TG507 (BKK-KHI-MCT)? Yes - we do have these plans. As for now we only show non-stop flights. (QF1 SYD-DXB & QF1 DXB-LHR). But it would make sense to include di...

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by TG788
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the route map dead?
Replies: 37
Views: 6555

Re: Is the route map dead?

jensju wrote:


This is pretty good, thank you! Are there any plans to add in direct flights like say QF1 (SYD-DXB-LHR) or TG507 (BKK-KHI-MCT)?

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by TG788
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 41379

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

I know there was discussion about Thai lion air Aussie flights Saw this pic off here http://www.airliners.net/photo/Thai-Lion-Air/Airbus-A330-343/4720487 Not sure if it was the same plane, but I saw a Thai Lion Air 333 parked at DMK on 25/11 and 2/12. The design on the tail fin is quite attractive :)

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by TG788
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA CEO outlines brand strategy
Replies: 44
Views: 9620

Re: SIA CEO outlines brand strategy

HAN, DPS, CGK, SGN are typical cities where a MI 737 is just way too small when taking into account long haul connecting flights to Europe and US. From my experience, the majority of pax on Europe-SIN have SIN as a transit. Though not serving the routes exclusively, HAN and DPS are served by MI's A...

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