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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: 30
Views: 705

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: 58
Views: 10676

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: 1396

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: 29985

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: 77
Views: 3274

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: 844

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: 54
Views: 2386

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: 29985

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: 29985

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: 29985

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: 29985

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: 29985

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: 29985

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: 27
Views: 1683

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: 6473

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: 6473

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: 6473

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: 6473

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: 537

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: 29
Views: 2944

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: 90719

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: 90719

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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by blandy62
Thu Dec 09, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are you favorite current, standard airline liveries?
Replies: 27
Views: 2330

Re: What are you favorite current, standard airline liveries?

Vietnam Airlines
Singapore Airlines
Aeroflot
Scoot

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by blandy62
Wed Dec 08, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 338
Views: 90719

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Hong Kong Covid: The Cathay pilots stuck in 'perpetual quarantine' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59370672 the sad reality of what Hk has become. a giant jail poeple are not allowed to leave anymore and a place where you can get incarcerated just because you caught. Indeed a sad reality. I jus...

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by blandy62
Wed Dec 08, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 338
Views: 90719

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Hong Kong Covid: The Cathay pilots stuck in 'perpetual quarantine' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59370672 the sad reality of what Hk has become. a giant jail poeple are not allowed to leave anymore and a place where you can get incarcerated just because you caught. Oh you can leave anytime yo...

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by blandy62
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 338
Views: 90719

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59370672


the sad reality of what Hk has become. a giant jail poeple are not allowed to leave anymore and a place where you can get incarcerated just because you caught.
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xijiayu wrote:
Hong Kong Covid: The Cathay pilots stuck in 'perpetual quarantine'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59370672


the sad reality of what Hk has become. a giant jail poeple are not allowed to leave anymore and a place where you can get incarcerated just because you caught.

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by blandy62
Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2022 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 30
Views: 3497

Re: Your 2022 Booked/Flown Flights

HKD-CDG-HKG in july but I can hadly beleive it will happen.... i start to think that 2022 will be a third year without flying

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by blandy62
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?
Replies: 44
Views: 3232

Re: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?

missed my change to fly the 764 on NRT-GUM some years ago and covid put an end to my hunt for the 753 with DE

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by blandy62
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?
Replies: 44
Views: 3232

Re: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?

missed my change to fly the 764 on NRT-GUM some years ago and covid put an end to my hunt for the 753 with DE

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by blandy62
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Surprise aircraft change?
Replies: 14
Views: 1543

Re: Surprise aircraft change?

HKG-MNL: PR 744 -> A343 (was pissed at the time but looking at it now, flying the A343 on such a short sector look great now)
BKK-CNX: TH 744 -> 773A

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by blandy62
Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest air trip made.
Replies: 49
Views: 3786

Re: Craziest air trip made.

had a few interesting onES on my 5th freedom quest:

HKG-CDG => HKG-DUB-EDI-AMS-OSL-ARN-HKG
HKG-BKK => HKG-KUL-MLE-MAA-DAC-CGP-DAC-HKG
HKG-BKK => HKG-BKK-CCU-IXB-BKK
HKG-SIN => HKG-DMK-CCU-GAU-SIN
CDG-HKG => CDG-FRA-MAD-HKG

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by blandy62
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s
Replies: 79
Views: 7782

Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

For a brief period intra Asia ex-HKG used GUM based 738s. as long as being exotic, GUM-HHK is not a 5th freedom flight No, I was not referring to GUM-HKG, but HKG-SIN/SGN operated by GUM based 738s. These were night flights to SIN/SGN and early morning flights back to HKG, this proved to be an unpo...

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by blandy62
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Roles that can only be filled by a nose-loading 747F?
Replies: 11
Views: 1640

Re: Roles that can only be filled by a nose-loading 747F?

stuff like generator turbines, sail boats...

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by blandy62
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s
Replies: 79
Views: 7782

Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

For a brief period intra Asia ex-HKG used GUM based 738s. as long as being exotic, GUM-HHK is not a 5th freedom flight No, I was not referring to GUM-HKG, but HKG-SIN/SGN operated by GUM based 738s. These were night flights to SIN/SGN and early morning flights back to HKG, this proved to be an unpo...

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by blandy62
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s
Replies: 79
Views: 7782

Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

I can't speak for any of the intra-Asia routes ex NRT as I never flew them, but when I lived in HKG I would fly the UA HKG-SIN segment frequently as it was quite often the cheapest flight on the route by a full-service carrier. Anyways, I was always surprised at how many local passengers seemed to ...

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by blandy62
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s
Replies: 79
Views: 7782

Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

Curious if anyone has a list of all United Fifth Freedom routes in the 2000s/2010s. Off the top of my mind I can think of the following: NRT-BKK (747-400; 777-200) NRT-ICN (737-800) NRT-SIN (747-400; 777-200) HKG-SGN (737-800; 747-400) HKG-SIN (777-200) KWI-BAH (777-200) There was also a domestic f...

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by blandy62
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s
Replies: 79
Views: 7782

Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

UA used to do SYD-MEL and SYD-BNE in the 90s, but did not have pick-up rights on the Australian domestic legs with the exception of a brief period (SYD-MEL only) during the AN bankruptcy and subsequent liquidation. The later route SYD-BNE was dropped in the early/mid 90s. these segment are no 5th f...

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by blandy62
Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best seating configuration?
Replies: 21
Views: 1789

Re: Best seating configuration?

as a passenger point of view 2-4-2 or 2-3-2

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by blandy62
Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [VideoOnly] Rara Avis: Flying the Time Machine, LADE's Fokker F28
Replies: 12
Views: 2888

Re: [VideoOnly] Rara Avis: Flying the Time Machine, LADE's Fokker F28

wow flying a F28 in 2021 :) thanks so much for the video. really envy you

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by blandy62
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fall 2021 Part 5: Cathay Pacific Frankfurt to HKG on Business
Replies: 4
Views: 5433

Re: Fall 2021 Part 5: Cathay Pacific Frankfurt to HKG on Business

Thank you very much Carfield for that detailed report. That's indeed really an ordeal even without considering the quarantine itself... So overall how long did it take you from arrival to reaching your quarantine room? Yes hopefully 2022 but be better but sadly it doesn't seem to be heading that way...

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by blandy62
Wed Nov 03, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did the 747 fade from service?
Replies: 16
Views: 2488

Re: When did the 747 fade from service?

towards the 2010

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by blandy62
Tue Nov 02, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 18
Views: 1190

Re: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

Saab 340 JAL (Hokaido Air System) OKD-HKD
Saab 2000 Etihad Regional (Darwin Airlines) ZRH-GVA

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by blandy62
Tue Nov 02, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many airports did you fly from around your place of residence?
Replies: 46
Views: 2133

Re: How many airports did you fly from around your place of residence?

if you mean airport I went only by ground transports from my current home:

HKG, MFM, CAN, SZX, FUO

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