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by blandy62
Thu Sep 29, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cebu's 459-seat A330-900
Replies: 33
Views: 8685

Re: Cebu's 459-seat A330-900

flew Cebu and PAL in 3-3-3. not really pleasant. it was acceptable on a MNL-HKg flight but on a long flight, would not be fun

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by blandy62
Fri Sep 02, 2022 7:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Endangered Species: First Time Flying the 747 and A340 - BOS>FRA>MUC>BOS...grab some popcorn
Replies: 16
Views: 5513

Re: Endangered Species: First Time Flying the 747 and A340 - BOS>FRA>MUC>BOS...grab some popcorn

Thank for the report. Good you got the chance to score a 747 and a A340 on the same trip.

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by blandy62
Sat Aug 27, 2022 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France wants to regulate private jet flights EU wide
Replies: 110
Views: 11658

Re: France wants to regulate private jet flights EU wide

doesn't President Macron use a private jet to fly between Paris an Le Touquet! I don't think it's a regular thing, unless he goes there rarely, I could find an analysis of his flights over 6 months and the 1 time he went to Le Touquet it was to tour a plant. Over these 6 months he took 11 Falcon fl...

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by blandy62
Thu Aug 25, 2022 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France wants to regulate private jet flights EU wide
Replies: 110
Views: 11658

Re: France wants to regulate private jet flights EU wide

doesn't President Macron use a private jet to fly between Paris an Le Touquet!

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by blandy62
Mon Aug 15, 2022 4:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Favourite Airport to City Link (Rail, Bus etc.)
Replies: 35
Views: 2950

Re: Your Favourite Airport to City Link (Rail, Bus etc.)

Hong Kong Airport Express - is (or was) great in particular the in-town checking

The Japanese airports in general: NRT, HND, KIX, ITM...

if you talk about the possibility to take inter-city train directly from the airport: CDG, ZRH

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by blandy62
Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Classic (100/200/300/SP) Fleet Tracking Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 21953

Re: Boeing 747 Classic (100/200/300/SP) Fleet Tracking Thread

this morning we had one of the Fly PRO 742 here in HKG..Not sure which one, I could not get the reg

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by blandy62
Tue Jun 14, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No direct flights between AMS and CGK?
Replies: 15
Views: 1846

Re: No direct flights between AMS and CGK?

i guess you answered your own question

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by blandy62
Thu May 26, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: PVG Shanghai International Transfer
Replies: 4
Views: 1022

Re: PVG Shanghai International Transfer

simple answer, you can't do that now. Even if you could, I would stay far from any chinese airport

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by blandy62
Wed May 25, 2022 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ7515 GVA TO NBO, 8 hours in a 737NG!
Replies: 28
Views: 4413

Re: KQ7515 GVA TO NBO, 8 hours in a 737NG!

raylee67 wrote:

Bern's runway is only 1730m. The 737 must have been pretty empty when departing from Bern.



not necessarily. UA operated some flights with 738 out of airporta like YAP, KSA... with similar runways and with a full load on much longer flight than that

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by blandy62
Tue May 24, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Memorable Approaches as a Passenger?
Replies: 43
Views: 3280

Re: Most Memorable Approaches as a Passenger?

a few come to mind:

KTM passing in between the mountains
HND turning in the Tokyo bay when landing 16R or 16L
TOD like landing in the jungle

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by blandy62
Sun May 15, 2022 3:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with longest and shortest takeoff queues
Replies: 20
Views: 2128

Re: Airports with longest and shortest takeoff queues

For shortest, it must be MLE as it has no taxiways to speak of so queues are literally impossible: https://livingnomads.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/04/Maldives-Airport.jpg they literally used to push back the plane on the runway there. With the second. With the new runways, things must be differ...

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by blandy62
Sun May 15, 2022 3:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with longest and shortest takeoff queues
Replies: 20
Views: 2128

Re: Airports with longest and shortest takeoff queues

HKG must be a winner for the shortest queue these days!

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by blandy62
Thu May 05, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you flown the same exact aircraft on the same exact route before?
Replies: 42
Views: 3230

Re: Have you flown the same exact aircraft on the same exact route before?

exactly same route LHR-MAN: BA G-BIKC the same route in opposite direction SIN-BKK/BKK-SIN Finnair OH_LGA and OH-LGD SIN-DPS/DPS-SIN Australian Airlines VH-OGK HKG-BKK/BKK-HKG Air India OK-YAD China Airlines B-18315 Orient Thai HS-UTW HKG-HND/HND-HKG Japan Airlines JA618J HKG-NAN/NAN-HKG Fiji Airway...

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by blandy62
Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports You've Transited Through In Cities You've Never Visited
Replies: 106
Views: 10491

Re: Airports You've Transited Through In Cities You've Never Visited

Europe: AMS, EDI, DUB, OSL, ARN

Middle East: DXB, DOH, AUH

Oceania: NAN, GUM

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by blandy62
Fri Apr 22, 2022 2:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 5th-freedom flights - Where did you go?
Replies: 60
Views: 5633

Re: Your 5th-freedom flights - Where did you go?

SIN-BKK AY SR LX SK CX SIN-HKG UA GA SIN-JKT KL AF SIN-DPS AO SIN-KUL HY WY MK SIN-CMB EK HKG-BKK AI EK CI UL ET KQ RJ HKG-NRT DL BKK-SGN LH TK BKK-MNL KU KUL-BKK MS PEK-NRT PK KIX-HKG AI PEK-NGO EY PNH-SGN QR SGN-HKG UA HAN-BKK QR BKK-CAN MD JKT-KUL LH KL MNL-NRT DL NRT-TPE TZ MAA-BKK UU HKG-JKT CI...

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by blandy62
Wed Apr 20, 2022 7:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JAL Vs KAL Vs QTR to Bangkok
Replies: 17
Views: 2583

Re: JAL Vs KAL Vs QTR to Bangkok

not sure about transit in JP now but I d say JAL

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by blandy62
Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Most Flown Airline?
Replies: 58
Views: 6898

Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Cathay Pacific 85
Thai Airways 36
Thai Air Asia 29
British Airways 26
United Airlines 22

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by blandy62
Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once
Replies: 108
Views: 12729

Re: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once

Aer Lingus Air Asia X Air Austral Air Greece Air Japan Air Madagascar Air Mauritius ANA Wings Asian Spirit Batik Air Bhutan Airlines British Regional Budha Air Cambodia Airways China Southwest Egyptair Etihad Regional Eurowings Fuzhou Airlines Grand China Air Hokaido Air System India AirAsia Indoned...

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by blandy62
Wed Apr 13, 2022 9:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Serbia and the Rafale?
Replies: 15
Views: 2947

Re: Serbia and the Rafale?

Why would Serbia need to do anything politically to buy them. The French aren’t all that fussy, look at who they sell to? They also want to buy more than Croatia has. Serbia needs to get past its pro-Russian pro-genocide past. No mincing words here. And you think that bothers the French? Look at th...

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by blandy62
Fri Apr 08, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Immigration control responsibility when leaving Schengen
Replies: 10
Views: 2005

Re: Immigration control responsibility when leaving Schengen

i would say The police / border control authority of the country being departed.

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by blandy62
Mon Apr 04, 2022 2:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the shortest flight from your airport?
Replies: 67
Views: 7797

Re: What is the shortest flight from your airport?

currently HKG-SZX, even tough it is a cargo fly but operated on a 747

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by blandy62
Fri Mar 18, 2022 1:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A340s still crossing the pacific?
Replies: 11
Views: 2533

Re: A340s still crossing the pacific?

considering there is no more A340 flying in Asia, answer is no

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by blandy62
Thu Mar 10, 2022 7:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest mainline flight and longest regional flight
Replies: 87
Views: 11079

Re: Your shortest mainline flight and longest regional flight

Shortest mainline: BKI-LBU , MH , 734 113 km
Longest regional: HKG-BKK, WE A320, 1688 km

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by blandy62
Tue Feb 22, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 N101DA/N740AX First flight 40 years ago today
Replies: 29
Views: 5881

Re: Boeing 767 N101DA/N740AX First flight 40 years ago today

DL_Mech wrote:
blandy62 wrote:

Not relevant to the thread but for old bird fans, we had 4L-EFC visiting from CCU the other day too


I had to look that one up, an A300B4 Air Jamaica NTU, Delivered to (the real) Pan Am as Clipper Chicago in 1985. Very cool.


Indeed a real surprise that day. By the way I meant at HKG not HKD!

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by blandy62
Tue Feb 22, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 N101DA/N740AX First flight 40 years ago today
Replies: 29
Views: 5881

Re: Boeing 767 N101DA/N740AX First flight 40 years ago today

At HKD, we still have Raya Aiways 9M-RXB (ex N103DA) visiting, sometimes twice a day from Subang, Kuching, or Kota Kinabalu. Just a bit younger 9M-RCX (ex N112DL) is also a frequent visitor.

Not relevant to the thread but for old bird fans, we had 4L-EFC visiting from CCU the other day too

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by blandy62
Fri Feb 11, 2022 2:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebody Flights ??
Replies: 34
Views: 6658

Re: European Widebody Flights ??

ET should still have OSL-ARN on 787

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by blandy62
Mon Feb 07, 2022 11:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who else will buy the new 777 freighter ?
Replies: 1
Views: 868

Re: Who else will buy the new 777 freighter ?

747F will have to be replaced at some point....

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by blandy62
Sun Feb 06, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your orphan flight segments?
Replies: 37
Views: 3684

Re: Your orphan flight segments?

Very few come to mind besides

KZI-ATH in Greece
BKI-LBU in Malaysia

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by blandy62
Sat Feb 05, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which commercial aircraft manufacturer's flap system do you like best?
Replies: 14
Views: 1777

Re: Which commercial aircraft manufacturer's flap system do you like best?

i have always loved sitting behind the winds of a 747 and see those flaps coming out. I guess I shall never witness that again :(

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by blandy62
Thu Feb 03, 2022 3:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lockheed L-1011 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 49
Views: 4233

Re: Lockheed L-1011 - Whose have you flown?

sadly never got the pleasure to fly one, too young for that...

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by blandy62
Thu Feb 03, 2022 2:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Three Flights you were most excited about...
Replies: 27
Views: 2510

Re: Three Flights you were most excited about...

1. CO island hopper GUM-MAJ-GUM something every aviation fan should do once in a lifetime, not mentioning visiting and diving the Marshal Islands 2. HKG-DAC in 2013 on BG DC-10 took a few tries between equipment changes, cancellations, suspension of the route... but then catching a DC-10 for the fir...

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by blandy62
Thu Feb 03, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport you have flown on the most carriers from
Replies: 57
Views: 5443

Re: Airport you have flown on the most carriers from

HKG for sure: NH, OZ, BG, BA, CX, KA, 5J, CI, AK, , CA, AF,AI,CZ,CO.MU,DL,EK,ET,EY,BR,FJ,GA,UO, HX,JL,9W,3K,GK,BL,HO,KQ,KE,MH,AE,OX,PR,QR,RJ,3U,SQ,9C,UL,FD,TG,WE,VJ,TR,UA,VN,MF

plus a few I probably forgot

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by blandy62
Thu Jan 27, 2022 2:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which route have you flown on the most diverse number of aircraft?
Replies: 61
Views: 5550

Re: Which route have you flown on the most diverse number of aircraft?

SIN-BKK: MD11, 777-300, 777-200, 777-200ER, A300-600, A330-300, A340-300, 737-300, A320-200

HKG-BKK: A310-300, A330-200, A330-300, MD82, 747-100, 747-200, 747-300, 767-300ER, 737-800, A320, A320N

HKG-MNL:747-400, 777-300, A330-300, A340-300, A320, A321

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by blandy62
Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stored Olympic 747 tips on tail due snow in Athens
Replies: 76
Views: 19122

Re: Stored Olympic 747 tips on tail due snow

she is really in a bad shape after being store for such a long time :(

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by blandy62
Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you check the current price of a flight after you booked it?
Replies: 24
Views: 2087

Re: Do you check the current price of a flight after you booked it?

no, I generally used to book based on the airlines, aircraft type, airport

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by blandy62
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 31537

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220111-cathay-pacific-faces-legal-action-over-hong-kong-virus-outbreak-leader Hong Kong government vows to sue Cathay for violating pandemic rules. On TV news, it's said that the government think Cathay have broke the law by allowing outbound passenger flight...

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by blandy62
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Least known airlines you've flown on
Replies: 100
Views: 10441

Re: Least known airlines you've flown on

I think among all the airlines I flew, those were the least know when I flew then in the early 20's

Germania Trisila Air F27, DPS-LBJ-DSP
Pelangi Air, Dornier 228, XSP-TOD-XSP
Buddha Air, Beef 1900, PKR-KTM

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by blandy62
Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: do you see flight reviews as subjective or objective?
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Re: do you see flight reviews as subjective or objective?

generally, we have a tendency to write reviews when something goes wrong but not when it goes right....

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by blandy62
Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to
Replies: 61
Views: 4598

Re: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to

only one coming to my mind is landing at SHA and taking off at PVG

the opposite took of from OKD, never landed there

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by blandy62
Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 31537

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

ShanghaiNoon wrote:

There has been plenty of criticism from China about the West's handling of Covid-19, just as there there has been plenty of criticism from the West on the West's handling of Covid-19.


but not too much critism (except Trump) from the West on China's original handling of Covid...

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by blandy62
Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 31537

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

Pretty much this. For me, living in China for two years without international travel has been tough but doable given that it's a big country with a diverse economy. I don't know if I could manage it in Hong Kong, assuming I could even stay employed. well after more than 2 years, HK indeed starts to...

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by blandy62
Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 31537

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

One supposed "community spread" case? Let's go back to closing down restaurants early again! (But you still have to go onto those crowded MTR/bus on commutes). Yes curtail dinner arrangements because of lunch, C19 doesn’t spread before 6pm. yes covid only comes out after dark.... or maybe...

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by blandy62
Mon Jan 03, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 31537

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

I think at this point for a majority of reasons, Cathay will either go chapter 7 or merge wit a mainland airline and become what China eastern and Shanghai airlines are doing. Sad but probably true. HK express may be spared More likely something like Air China HongKong, as Air China already owns qu...

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by blandy62
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 31537

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days


I think CX's days are numbered - the shareholders should shut it down and stop the cash bleeding. Covid isn't going to go away anytime soon!


that's probably part of the big master plan...

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by blandy62
Sun Jan 02, 2022 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 31537

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

Actually how many of you know why the rules are changed suddenly? Because some CX crews not following the stay home rules which lead to the spread of the O version of COVID to the community. We are originally preparing to re-open the boarder with China at the very final stage and now all the pervio...

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