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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: 37
Views: 1512

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: 1747

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: 1747

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: 37
Views: 1872

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: 90
Views: 4825

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: 43
Views: 2502

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: 10
Views: 1290

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: 43
Views: 2678

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: 82
Views: 5021

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: 2541

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: 1882

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: 49
Views: 3712

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: 2386

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: 70
Views: 6075

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: 5638

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: 5638

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: 29
Views: 4259

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: 823

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: 3444

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: 1699

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: 3984

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: 2311

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: 5019

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: 5195

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: 17018

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: 1951

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: 31085

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: 97
Views: 8202

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: 972

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: 4304

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: 31085

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: 31085

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: 31085

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: 31085

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: 31085

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: 31085

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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by blandy62
Wed Dec 29, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you check a bag for leisure travel?
Replies: 35
Views: 2882

Re: Do you check a bag for leisure travel?

No... I am a true a.netter, and when I go on vacation it is usually no more than 2 nights because I am on a trip to fly some obscure airlines or aircraft types. Time at a new airport should be spent exploring the airport, not waiting in a queue Bag fees for all those flight sectors quickly add up I...

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by blandy62
Mon Dec 27, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pilot Shortage/Reallocation of Resources/Leaning on Oneworld Alliance
Replies: 17
Views: 6619

Re: Cathay Pilot Shortage/Reallocation of Resources/Leaning on Oneworld Alliance

Is Hong Kong's approach different than China's? well more or less you are answering your own question.... Yes but some people here questioned local Covid approach so I was wondering if there was some form or autonomy on that matter or if it was like most things in Hong Kong these days. In the absol...

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by blandy62
Sun Dec 26, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pilot Shortage/Reallocation of Resources/Leaning on Oneworld Alliance
Replies: 17
Views: 6619

Re: Cathay Pilot Shortage/Reallocation of Resources/Leaning on Oneworld Alliance

hongkongflyer wrote:
Make a stop between your flight to and from HKG now is a nightmare


but well for the airlines it is still better than getting your staff jailed in Penny Bay...

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by blandy62
Sun Dec 26, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pilot Shortage/Reallocation of Resources/Leaning on Oneworld Alliance
Replies: 17
Views: 6619

Re: Cathay Pilot Shortage/Reallocation of Resources/Leaning on Oneworld Alliance

777luver wrote:
I still don't get HKGs zero covid approach it's astounding really at this point in the game


probably because there are much bigger things are play...

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by blandy62
Sun Dec 26, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pilot Shortage/Reallocation of Resources/Leaning on Oneworld Alliance
Replies: 17
Views: 6619

Re: Cathay Pilot Shortage/Reallocation of Resources/Leaning on Oneworld Alliance

Toinou wrote:
Is Hong Kong's approach different than China's?


well more or less you are answering your own question....

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by blandy62
Tue Dec 21, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Colombia-Germany/France-Norway Covid19 regulations?
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: Colombia-Germany/France-Norway Covid19 regulations?

how about you check with the airlines.

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by blandy62
Fri Dec 17, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: My first flight
Replies: 44
Views: 5155

Re: My first flight

1997: BA BRU-LHR on a rare A320-100 in C

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by blandy62
Fri Dec 17, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 338
Views: 92399

Re: Why are some Cathay Pacific aircraft still not repainted into the new livery?

bluecrew wrote:
and with the COVID slump... does anyone really want to go to China right now?


does anyone wants to go to HK right now?. Yes sorry HK is china....

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by blandy62
Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 338
Views: 92399

Re: Why are some Cathay Pacific aircraft still not repainted into the new livery?

I think it is probably not the main of their concern at the moment....

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