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by eta unknown
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 6407

Re: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018

In Italy there is always a solution... QR can always forgive the lease payments... there are so many creative accounting rules that can be used, similar to AZ.

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by eta unknown
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 6407

Re: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018

Cactusjuba wrote:
It's OK, they have a rich Qatari boyfriend. This business model isn't about being profitable on it's own merits. It's about QR gaining TATL market share. Long game.

Has anybody found any fares ex Middle East or India (or USA) that involves QR to MXP and connecting to IG to JFK/MIA?

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by eta unknown
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 6407

Re: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018

Well I guess it could have been much worse if they maintained BKK/DEL...

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by eta unknown
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to launch Antananarivo
Replies: 22
Views: 6471

Re: Rumor: Emirates to launch Antananarivo

Why tag when you can just capacity dump and charge submarket fares to CDG/NCE.

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by eta unknown
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 294
Views: 39759

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

The 3C's of yield management... What I the airline see, what you the consumer see, and most important of all, what I want you to see.

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by eta unknown
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 14886

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

Re BITRE 44% WLG-MEL-SIN traffic... But how do you know those MEL-SIN pax are on the ex WLG flight? My understanding is transit pax are not included in BITRE stats. Probably the best example IIRC is to look at UTA loads ex SYD in the 90's- there was only one CDG flight/week that always arrived full ...

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by eta unknown
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 2773

Re: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa

Was there a Varig 727 GIG-REC-LOS ages ago?
Only similar flight (but not ex NE Brazil) was GIG-LOS with a Varig 707 and GRU-ABJ-BEY with MEA A310 (maybe also a 747?)

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by eta unknown
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland
Replies: 68
Views: 9885

Re: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland

Maybe the OP would feel less outraged if AA instead focused on KRK's pollution/air quality?

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by eta unknown
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Anet Is Declining
Replies: 81
Views: 6731

Re: Why Anet Is Declining

Then don't hang out in the NZ forum- you will endure lengthy rantings from people who will not accept an alternative viewpoint. Some responses are so long I wonder if they actually have lives outside this site.

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by eta unknown
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: M.E.A. receives their 1st Boeing 747
Replies: 17
Views: 4061

Re: Airliners Past: M.E.A. receives their 1st Boeing 747

The BA combis appeared all over the north american network- I had a JFK flight once. The MEA 747's were leased out most of their lives purely for insurance purposes- they couldn't get coverage for the 747's, even when the war had low points and the airport operated reasonably normally. The BEY-DXB-S...

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by eta unknown
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samoa Airways seeks LAX service
Replies: 11
Views: 2750

Re: Samoa Airways seeks LAX service

When was LAX cabotage awarded and were there any plans to ever seriously operate it? I remember the 763 doing APW-HNL-LAX... This was after their AC leased 762 sat in SYD for ages when it was discovered the aircraft wasn't ETOPS certified... awkward. Didn't the whole LAX service nearly bankrupt them...

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by eta unknown
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samoa Airways seeks LAX service
Replies: 11
Views: 2750

Re: Samoa Airways seeks LAX service

They can't change the flight number in APW either- OZ got busted for selling mainland-ICN- GUM tickets a few years back.
Realistically I think the only viable US option is to take over the FJ APW-HNL service- or are their grand plans more about PPG pax?

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by eta unknown
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samoa Airways seeks LAX service
Replies: 11
Views: 2750

Re: Samoa Airways seeks LAX service

IMO this will never eventuate. They have cabotage on an internal American Samoa sector, not to LAX and HA would most likely file an objection.

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by eta unknown
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Anet Is Declining
Replies: 81
Views: 6731

Re: Why Anet Is Declining

Ok we're sinking to deeper depths now... Moderators are locking threads when they feel a topic has been answered and no further input is required.

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by eta unknown
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU / KL IL-62
Replies: 39
Views: 7244

Re: SU / KL IL-62

I believe the AI service was to SVO and yes it was a lease. They may have been short of aircraft at the time- at one point they also leased a TriStar 500.

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by eta unknown
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 988
Views: 240075

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

It's because the mods wont allow a monthly AZ thread, instead preferring the AZ topic to be one giant heap lol

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by eta unknown
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 988
Views: 240075

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

And as usual we ignore all the above come ts about convenient fast trains and LIN restricted to EU flights only, no longhaul permitted.

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by eta unknown
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 15927

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Eniliria- my response was prefaced by IMHO and comparing EK with IG is not the same issue. Don't forget years ago SQ got kicked out of YYZ for their FRA/VIE-YYZ pricing.

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by eta unknown
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 294
Views: 39759

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

I wouldn't agree with that. That leg must be costing QR an absolute fortune and its hard to imagine they would be making that money back on SYD. I'm sure they would have gone into it assuming the CBR market would have brought more to the party. Are there any other airports to serve other than CBR? ...

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by eta unknown
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 15927

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

The US3 are free to launch multiple flights to AUH/DXB/DOH from their respective hubs with full beyond traffic rights to India/Pakistan/Africa. They just choose not to do so. IMHO there might be a legitimate gripe about EK's NYC flights via ATH/DXB, but going after Air Italy, especially when the EU ...

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by eta unknown
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 294
Views: 39759

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

I wouldn't agree with that. That leg must be costing QR an absolute fortune and its hard to imagine they would be making that money back on SYD. I'm sure they would have gone into it assuming the CBR market would have brought more to the party. Are there any other airports to serve other than CBR? ...

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by eta unknown
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 14432

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

People seem to forget WN management wanted to charge bag fees, but their limited/basic IT system couldn't support the change.

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by eta unknown
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan Linate airport closes 27/07/19 for three months
Replies: 15
Views: 3705

Re: Milan Linate airport closes 27/07 for three months

I'm guessing the OP has never had the joy of paying €13 for the "Malpensa Express" and having to stand the entire journey or had the train breakdown at Garribaldi station. Yes, I know which airport I'd choose...

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57613

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

These days AC BNE-YYZ is usually always scheduled as 788 even in peak season, although the odd 789 does show up sometimes. Yes QF has 789's, but they are premium configured whereas YVR is predominantly an economy class market. In addition, AC has the corporate Canadian market locked up (just as QF d...

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by eta unknown
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 6246

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

IR JFK flights in late 70's were THR-JFK with the SP and THR-LHR-JFK with the 742 (think the flight number was 175 or 177).

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by eta unknown
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 151
Views: 31184

Re: Qatar Airways to buy Malaysia Airlines?

So QR didn't learn from EY's equity alliance? Jet, Etihad, AirBerlin. Unless QR has free reign, a bad investment. EK did well when they managed Sri Lankan. So it is possible. But probable? Lightsaber Up until Air Italy, QR seemed to be buying profitable carriers (not a renovators delight like EY di...

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by eta unknown
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57613

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

On the subject of the seasonal AKL-CNS, a couple of months ago I read an FNQ newspaper in which it was stated that CNS expected to do a deal (subsidy/guarantee I assume) with NZ to expand their AKL-CNS services to year round (again). Nothing further on that either. Anyone heard anything further on ...

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by eta unknown
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VA flights to LAS
Replies: 12
Views: 3178

Re: VA flights to LAS

I read on another site what a big win hurrah next year's conference is for BNE and it's like, do you not see what's going on? As correctly stated above, the FC bean counters are hard at work, especially as one of their largest divisions, Australian leisure, isn't doing as well considering the dispos...

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by eta unknown
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 988
Views: 240075

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

I guess all the LIN southern domestic flights will now involve transiting FCO. Rail isn't an option for Calabria/Sicily as there's no high speed line south of Salerno. I still anticipate to see an AZ 319 in "frecciablu" colours lol

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines starting IAD
Replies: 30
Views: 5258

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines starting IAD

So bad Marketing Dept. planning with little Sales Dept. interaction (I hate when this happens). The ads should really run once a date has been set, but I'm sure Marketing will use the standard copout- we're building awareness and creating excitement (that listeners will forget about once they see no...

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 19023

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

FJ Max aircraft are actually owned by GECAS, not the airline, so I don't know which company would be involved in any production line quality issues before FJ accepted delivery.

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 88
Views: 10257

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA

US carriers aren't inept, rather they are probably mostly uninterested as the ROI may simply not be there. I've never known cargo to be a factor in pax route planning, although I'd imagine it would contribute in some models, maybe KLM.

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 988
Views: 240075

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Perhaps too much JNB-Europe competition, thus why flights are full but yield is bad. I was surprised AZ/IB reopened JNB... Maybe they thought with more fuel efficient aircraft the route could sustain itself.

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines profits up, eyes narrowbody orders
Replies: 37
Views: 4750

Re: Vietnam Airlines profits up, eyes narrowbody orders

I think years ago I read all of Vietnam's overflight revenue is given to VN- not sure if still the case now, but that certainly helps the bottom line.

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 88
Views: 10257

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters.

+1
Exactly. Take the Asian freighters out of the equation and the cargo revenue won't be anywhere near around 25%.

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North America to Israel nonstop on a 707? (And a flashback, courtesy of Informa's Airlineroute)
Replies: 13
Views: 1664

Re: North America to Israel nonstop on a 707? (And a flashback, courtesy of Informa's Airlineroute)

LY at one point briefly revived JFK-LHR-TLV on a 742 and they had traffic rights on all sectors.

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 88
Views: 10257

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters.

All the carriers I've worked for consider cargo gravy, and nothing more. There was maybe the one odd route I can think of which was constantly filled with high revenue perishables, but that was an exception. In my position I get to see route financials and for the most part, cargo revenue isn't that...

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by eta unknown
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for an Ethiopian Airlines esque flag carrier in West Africa?
Replies: 12
Views: 1307

Re: Potential for an Ethiopian Airlines esque flag carrier in West Africa?

Revive Air Afrique! Just ensure the govt. owner member states pay their bills and reimburse the airline for all the freebie tickets issued on govt. business.

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by eta unknown
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 55
Views: 12845

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

So Medan is a quasi-tech stop. Yes sell tickets LHR-KNO & LHR-DPS, but not domestically as illegal to have same flight number as I mentioned above. I don't think any Sumatran politics are in play- look where KOE is located- it's basically the only major place geographically the aircraft can land...

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by eta unknown
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 55
Views: 12845

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

Part of me wonders if the A332 via Medan is a face saving way of eventually closing LHR... you know, we put a more economic aircraft on the route, then we rerouted the flight, neither of those worked so... yeah... we close now.

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by eta unknown
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 55
Views: 12845

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

Well KNO must be a tech stop only as stated above as it's illegal in Indonesia to have domestic tags on international flights. Remember a few years ago GA was fined for operating Makassar-Medan-Jeddah without the proper authority and they had to split the flight into 2 flight numbers. IMO the only w...

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by eta unknown
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Anet Is Declining
Replies: 81
Views: 6731

Re: Why Anet Is Declining

LOL, yes you're right!

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by eta unknown
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF applies for YVR-PPT
Replies: 33
Views: 7260

Re: AF applies for YVR-PPT

Are you referring to AF pax going to CDG or PPT? If CDG, then one of the CDG -LAX terminators or via any DL hub. If PPT, the thinking is most AF pax may be ex CDG, so North American pax going to PPT can use TN via LAX, UA via SFO. I doubt there is sufficient ex Canada demand to support the PPT tag, ...

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by eta unknown
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Anet Is Declining
Replies: 81
Views: 6731

Re: Why Anet Is Declining

One trend I've noticed lately is the number of people who cry wolf to the moderators when they receive a reply they don't like. For (manufactured) example: Thread Starter: Delta Air Lines is the bestest airline in the whole wide world!!! They have PTVs. Why would anybody want to fly AA or UA? Respo...

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by eta unknown
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF applies for YVR-PPT
Replies: 33
Views: 7260

Re: AF applies for YVR-PPT

LAX-PPT may indeed be high yielding, but do the fares cover AF's costs? For example, do AF crew still stay at the Le Meridien in Newport Beach for a few days?
If YVR is subbed for LAX, it would probably be a cost cutting drive with most pax CDG originating.

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by eta unknown
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren't PA CRAF B747s Used as Combis?
Replies: 6
Views: 1278

Re: Why weren't PA CRAF B747s Used as Combis?

I think a number of PA 747's had the side cargo door installed, but never flew in combi configuration. FYI Sabena was able to convert their 747's from all pax to combi and vv in about 6 hours- they had specialised machinery made to perform the task. Their 737's were also quickly changed for evening ...

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57613

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Here we go again... If it was doing as well as you state it was, it would have stayed. Sorry to say, but the reality is that you call it politics, which plays a part yes, but it was at a time that some difficult decisions were a necessity. Time to move on from that and just be thankful that they re...

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57613

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

According to travel daily, after the Sharia Laws were introduced, reservations dropped for 1-2 weeks before they went back up to ‘above trend’. They also hoping to increase to daily as soon as possible. Good signs so far which is good. The flight should be daily (if aircraft rotation permits with t...

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by eta unknown
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57613

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Royal Brunei resumed BNE with subdued fanfare. I'm sure the QLD Govt. marketing funds are still OK (bit hard to renege once the ink has dried), but everything probably all hush hush for the time being. Perhaps there was a short "welcome back" spiel out of sight near gate 73B or something l...

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by eta unknown
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23163

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Re PR's Europe milk run... Years ago I read a trip report in Business Traveller about that flight. The one thing I remembered was the flight was double catered ex BKK and the only meal (no choice) ex KHI was pork fried rice!

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