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by blandy62
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?
Replies: 40
Views: 15153

Re: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?

overall just lack if interrest from the airlines

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by blandy62
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20th anniversary of Air France 4590 Concorde crash
Replies: 40
Views: 6682

Re: 20th anniversary of Air France 4590 Concorde crash

Arion640 wrote:
The beginning of the end for Concorde. An end that was probably coming no later than 2007/2008, but still!


you are right. It was just the triggering factor but the end way in sigh no matter what

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by blandy62
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20th anniversary of Air France 4590 Concorde crash
Replies: 40
Views: 6682

Re: 20th anniversary of Air France 4590 Concorde crash

20 years on and people still cling to the same ridiculous arguments about this accident to try and absolve Continental of blame... It’s absurd. If the debris doesn’t fall off, the crash doesn’t happen. Simple. true if the debris doesn't fall, the accident doesn't append. That's indeed a chain react...

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by blandy62
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India' s Low Cost SpiceJet Potential Cleared to Fly to the U.S.
Replies: 8
Views: 2241

Re: India' s Low Cost SpiceJet Potential Cleared to Fly to the U.S.

Jet Airways failed due to the corruption of the Indian billionaire scene combined with the rising populaity of low cost airlines. It's nothing to do with flights to the US. And a poor product, airberlin style half-FSC/half-LCC model, Jet Konnect-JetLite fiasco, a misguided acquisition and a billion...

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by blandy62
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying the Delta MD-88 on their 2nd to last day
Replies: 11
Views: 2131

Re: Flying the Delta MD-88 on their 2nd to last day

That's good that you were able to get on the 83 last year. What airline was it? I only flew on two MD-83s. One was on American, and the other on Allegiant. Most of my flights on MD airplanes, were the 88 or 90. That's was with Far Eastern Air Transport (FE). They, unfortunately, went burst in Decem...

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by blandy62
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying the Delta MD-88 on their 2nd to last day
Replies: 11
Views: 2131

Re: Flying the Delta MD-88 on their 2nd to last day

Thank for the great report. You are really lucky to be able to get 2 flights on the MD88. I never had the chance to log a 88. Luckily I managed to get 2 last flights on a 83 last year in Taiwan.

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by blandy62
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest 747 Airports (of the past)?
Replies: 15
Views: 1763

Re: Busiest 747 Airports (of the past)?

LHR, FRA, AMS, NRT, HKG, SIN

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by blandy62
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Top 5 saddest retirements caused by the virus
Replies: 35
Views: 2565

Re: Opinion: Top 5 saddest retirements caused by the virus

1, 747
2. A340
3. the MDs

that's sad enough. can't htink of 4 or 5

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by blandy62
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first 747/A340/A380 sightings
Replies: 27
Views: 1101

Re: Your first 747/A340/A380 sightings

747: SQ at LHR, when I first went there

A380: SQ while spotting on the Skydesk at HKG back then...

A340: that was for sure in SIN but can't really recall the airlines

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by blandy62
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 284
Views: 75521

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

UAL777UK wrote:
Really sad to hear about the 747 but no great surprise. Unfortunately this beauty will be hard to spot in the next year or so, let alone get on one to travel.


As a passenger plane, yes. You will still see them as cargo for many years to come

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by blandy62
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o
Replies: 38
Views: 8964

Re: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o

some years ago, there was a picture on this site of a Vaso IL86 at HKT doing the same

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by blandy62
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How common is self-transfer?
Replies: 44
Views: 2371

Re: How common is self-transfer?

also self transfer in Europe (at least within the EU) is rather strait forwards as you don't have to clear immigration between flights unlike in Asia for example. That's probably why it is quite common in Europe

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by blandy62
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How common is self-transfer?
Replies: 44
Views: 2371

Re: How common is self-transfer?

It is not that uncommon in Asia because of the LCCs here like AirAsia, Jetstar....

I did it a few time in SIN, DMK and KUL. It is a bit time consuming but if you have the time why not.... I have the feeling it will be far less common in the post COVID world

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by blandy62
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29295

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

What about the current United Airlines flight 155? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_Hopper HNL - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States MAJ - Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands KWA - Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands KSA - Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia PNI - Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesi...

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by blandy62
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA carry passengers between SIN and HKG?
Replies: 15
Views: 999

Re: Will UA carry passengers between SIN and HKG?

PI4EVR wrote:
You can book it on United.com as UA877 a 787-9. Fares start at $158 USD Basic Economy up to $1251 for J.
Not likely you'd fly Cathay or Singapore at those prices.


this is the kind of fare LCCs were charging not so long ago. If I had to go to SIN now, I would surely book that.

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by blandy62
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA carry passengers between SIN and HKG?
Replies: 15
Views: 999

Re: Will UA carry passengers between SIN and HKG?

Thanks The UA call centre said it will not pick up passengers. Geeeez Singapore - Hong Kong is served by Singapore Airlines and Cathay. Why on earth would you book United Airlines if those two are an option? because as a fifth freedom flight, it will most likely be very cheap like it used to be in ...

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by blandy62
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29295

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

UTA, a French airline that was later taken over by AF, used to fly to Noumea in the Pacific in the 80s with a route that could be as long as CDG-BAH-SIN-CGK-SYD-NOU. The plane could go back or continue to PPT, LAX and back to CDG. I have flown CDG-BAH-SIN-CGK-NOU in 1982. My family spent two years ...

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by blandy62
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29295

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

We used to fly like this. But don’t forget flying was a “privilege” for most people at that time and “Exonomy” class was not what it used be...

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by blandy62
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 333
Views: 71160

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

PH-BFV operating KL886 HKG-AMS today (27/06/20). such a great sigh to see her lining up here. I'll miss you

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by blandy62
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fastest Turnaround Times?
Replies: 20
Views: 2164

Re: Fastest Turnaround Times?

I have seen air Asia turning some plane in 20-25 mns

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by blandy62
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Top 5 saddest retirements caused by the virus
Replies: 35
Views: 2565

Re: Opinion: Top 5 saddest retirements caused by the virus

Definitely the 747

The md-88.. sadly will never log on

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by blandy62
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 18406

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

Sokes wrote:

The Electra was successful in military use as P3-Orion.


The Tu-95 is also (in its own ways) an impressive prop machine for military use

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by blandy62
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 18406

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

Seems risky to start a project like this in the current market situation. Even if they find a partner it would be a risk for Embraer. I don’t think it’s the best idea to take such a risk in the current situation. There is always a risk when you start a project. You never know what the market condit...

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by blandy62
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20240

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

Ishrion wrote:
Didn’t Qatar Airways say it would stop buying from Airbus/Boeing if they didn’t accept deferrals?


the problem is they can say so, but then what will they buy. the new IL-96 for long haul and the superjet for short haul?

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by blandy62
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4854

Re: CCTV in Aircrafts

That died a very quick death when ALPA dug it's heels in and determined the real reason was to use the videos for potential disciplinary action. And you are justifying the use of CCTVs for the exact same thing. As long as the number of takeoffs and landings are equal and no limits are busted, we ca...

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by blandy62
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4854

Re: CCTV in Aircrafts

In most industry people are already under cctv monitoring, so why not airlines staff? Passengers, aren’t they already under it désulfites what airlines say Maybe where you live, but my country still has quite rigorous privacy laws. You have to have very good reasons to install a camera on the work ...

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by blandy62
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4854

Re: CCTV in Aircrafts

In most industry people are already under cctv monitoring, so why not airlines staff? Passengers, aren’t they already under it désulfites what airlines say Really???? Can you provide a source for your statement? Let's see a CCTV system put into an operating room or even a voice recorder which also ...

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by blandy62
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4854

Re: CCTV in Aircrafts

In most industry people are already under cctv monitoring, so why not airlines staff? Passengers, aren’t they already under it désulfites what airlines say

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by blandy62
Thu May 28, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 107
Views: 8622

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

This year just HKG-BKK-CEI-BKK-PNH-HKG in janaury

The rest got canceled. Right now I just have HKG-RGN-DMK-HKG booked in september. we will see....

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by blandy62
Sun May 24, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 113
Views: 14332

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

Dieuwer wrote:
This will end only one way: A Total Ban on Chinese carriers flying to the US.


With the current administration, it is likely.

Now if I understand well, the current restriction is not only about the US3, it is the same to European airlines....

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by blandy62
Sun May 24, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 747 VS A380: Who's The Bigger Victim of COVID-19?
Replies: 6
Views: 820

Re: 747 VS A380: Who's The Bigger Victim of COVID-19?

As for the 747 is concerned, you can also count the TG birds, I doubt we will see them again unfortunately. But the 747 retirement was well underway. Covid has just accelerated the process and the biggest part of those 747 are in their 20s. The youngest, the CI ones are around 15. The 747 survived a...

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by blandy62
Tue May 19, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 333
Views: 71160

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

look like the TG bird will never fly again, at last as passengers birds

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by blandy62
Sun May 17, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14267

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Although noisy, the 'cramped' element was the result of most carriers going to 10 abreast. I remember Air Canada's 777-300ERs when they were new and 9 abreast, super comfortable ride, tons of personal space in Y, great interior overall. When they went high-density the change was dramatic, everythin...

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by blandy62
Sun May 17, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14267

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Horrible plane. Has made Boeing lot of money and tortured passengers around the world. Noisy and cramped. Although noisy, the 'cramped' element was the result of most carriers going to 10 abreast. I remember Air Canada's 777-300ERs when they were new and 9 abreast, super comfortable ride, tons of p...

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by blandy62
Mon May 11, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Emirates going to be the last A380 operator?
Replies: 12
Views: 1039

Re: Is Emirates going to be the last A380 operator?

Vasu wrote:
How do we know that the last 747-400 operator will be Lufthansa?


Among the big players, yes but I don't they wil be the last overall

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by blandy62
Mon May 11, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN: The Boeing 747 is playing a hero's role during Covid-19 crisis
Replies: 28
Views: 7615

Re: CNN: The Boeing 747 is playing a hero's role during Covid-19 crisis

WGN's N344KD has been at SHV (WGN's maintenance shop) since the night before Christmas, after helping out at Peak. They've been trying to get her back in the air for a couple of weeks, including an aborted flight to ANC on 5/2, and two short (and aborted) test flights on Friday and Saturday of this...

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by blandy62
Fri May 08, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 72
Views: 4477

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

well I guess it depends if you purely mean to reach the airport or really go there with your luggage to catch a flight. But I walked several time from my home in Hongkong (Tungchung) to the airport

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by blandy62
Thu May 07, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "In town" airports / Your favorites
Replies: 58
Views: 4055

Re: "In town" airports / Your favorites

my favorite is definitely HND

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by blandy62
Mon May 04, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport
Replies: 38
Views: 3735

Re: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport

Dreamlifter N718BA just landing in HKG from Charleston Via ANC

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by blandy62
Sun May 03, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tokyo-Haneda really does 87,098,683 passengers?
Replies: 17
Views: 3439

Re: Tokyo-Haneda really does 87,098,683 passengers?

somehow HND doesn't look like it (at least T1 and T2) but it is a massive place

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by blandy62
Sun May 03, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport
Replies: 38
Views: 3735

Re: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport

HKG, a few things I've seen from my house

A3 A320
RL 752
P9 757F
OLY 752F
Dreamlifter

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by blandy62
Sat May 02, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 757 Flight?
Replies: 33
Views: 5175

Re: Longest 757 Flight?

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by blandy62
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Scheduled long distance routes with small aircraft (incl stopovers)?
Replies: 49
Views: 4854

Re: Scheduled long distance routes with small aircraft (incl stopovers)?

Not a schedule flight but today in HongKong we had an Aegean A320 doing ATH-hkg and back with a tech stop in ALA

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by blandy62
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 474
Views: 58139

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

there have been some unusual visitor in HKG. The Olympus 757 is coming every few days, Dreamlifter was here last week. Also Asia Pacific 757 was here last week.
Today there was a Aegean A320N here, I assume for some cargo flying to ATH via ALA

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by blandy62
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled
Replies: 49
Views: 2370

Re: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled

Last trip in January : HKG-BKK-CEI-BKK-PNH-HKG

Trip cancelled:
CAN—BOM-BKK-HKT-BKK-HKG
HKG-CRK-KIX-ICN-HKG

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by blandy62
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 757 Flight?
Replies: 33
Views: 5175

Re: Longest 757 Flight?

The other day Olympus flew its 757F direct From Athens to HongKong. Quite a long ride too

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by blandy62
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dreamlifter in HKG
Replies: 2
Views: 1317

Re: Dreamlifter in HKG

Don't see it on HKG's cargo arrival page https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/flights/arrivals/cargo.page If it's performing any medical supplies flight, it's not flying it on behalf of any airlines. Flightradar is showing it flies into HKG from NGO with flight number 5Y8944 (Atlas Air), which operat...

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