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by jsmith
Sat Dec 11, 2004 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do HA Still Fly To SYD?
Replies: 27
Views: 5090

RE: Do HA Still Fly To SYD?

MEL has a population of 5 million? Yeah right.

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by jsmith
Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RE: Virgin To Sydney
Replies: 42
Views: 6123

RE: Virgin To Sydney

I am flying VS200 on 21 December from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>. Am flying in Premium Y which should be interesting - having fl...

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by jsmith
Sat Sep 25, 2004 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas To Europe Via The US?
Replies: 20
Views: 6285

RE: Qantas To Europe Via The US?

"<acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> does and this allows them to sell the <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> -<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> sector. This sector is very profitable for th...

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by jsmith
Tue Aug 31, 2004 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Media Coverage Of The Olympics - How Was It?
Replies: 12
Views: 2878

Media Coverage Of The Olympics - How Was It?

Now that the Olympics have finished, what was the media coverage like in your country? What sports, if any, were given preference? Did you get to see the medal ceremonies when your country was not represented? Was the commentary balanced or biased? For me, this is the first Olympics I have spent out...

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by jsmith
Fri Aug 20, 2004 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should BA Ad The Spice Girls To There Livery?
Replies: 42
Views: 5713

RE: Should BA Ad The Spice Girls To There Livery?

perhaps you should learn how to spell first, then spice up your life.

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by jsmith
Sat Jul 24, 2004 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Feeling The Heat
Replies: 80
Views: 9714

RE: Qantas Feeling The Heat

Qantaspower, how can you begin to offer an opinion on the service of <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acronym> when in all likelihood, you have never set foot onboard an Hawaiian aircraft? Perhaps if you had a more balanced outlook on the competition, and actually sampled it for yourself...

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by jsmith
Sat Jul 24, 2004 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hijack Of Lufthansa 732 In 1970s
Replies: 12
Views: 4132

RE: Hijack Of Lufthansa 732 In 1970s

Thanks all for your responses. I might see if I can obtain the book mentioned.

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by jsmith
Sun Jul 18, 2004 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Feeling The Heat
Replies: 80
Views: 9714

RE: Qantas Feeling The Heat

Interesting thread. <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym>'s reaction is just that - a reaction to increased competition, which is all good for the flying public at the end of the day - whether you choose to fly <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym>, <acronym title="Air Canada">...

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by jsmith
Sun Jul 11, 2004 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hijack Of Lufthansa 732 In 1970s
Replies: 12
Views: 4132

Hijack Of Lufthansa 732 In 1970s

Does anyone have any information or is able to provide any links on the subject of the hijacking of a Lufthansa 737-200 that ended up in Mogadishu, Somalia sometime in the 1970s?

Many thanks

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by jsmith
Sun Jul 11, 2004 3:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: VS MCO Ground Staff Best In Business!
Replies: 4
Views: 3186

RE: VS MCO Ground Staff Best In Business!

I happen to know one of the guys at <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> in <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> whom I have been great friends with for the past 13 years. I can attest to his incredible passion f...

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by jsmith
Sun Jul 04, 2004 3:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SYD AKL WLG On Air NZ Part 1
Replies: 4
Views: 5786

RE: SYD AKL WLG On Air NZ Part 1

767er, I always enjoy reading your trip reports. Thanks. Good thing you were not p*ssed on that sector between <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym> and <acronym title="Wellington - International (WLG / NZWN), New Zealand">WLG</acronym>. Fancy sitting next...

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by jsmith
Fri Jun 25, 2004 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Members: 'Holiday Airport - Sydney'
Replies: 18
Views: 2669

RE: UK Members: 'Holiday Airport - Sydney'

I was flying in and out of Sydney domestically earlier this year and while at the checkin area at <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym>, there was a sign posted letting travellers know that a camera crew would be present at the airport from time to time to film the documentary for the ser...

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by jsmith
Fri Jun 25, 2004 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Turns 20 Years Old Today
Replies: 38
Views: 6034

RE: Virgin Atlantic Turns 20 Years Old Today

Congrats to <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> for surviving and thriving on 20 years of intense competition and for introducing innovative touches to the way we fly longhaul. Cannot wait to see you in <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot...

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by jsmith
Fri Jun 11, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cool Airport Webcam Website
Replies: 3
Views: 13045

RE: Cool Airport Webcam Website

HALFA

Bankstown Airport is in Sydney Australia (south west of the city centre). Bankstown is a suburb in Sydney.

It is a mostly general aviation airfield (but a very busy one).

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by jsmith
Fri Jun 11, 2004 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK To Operate Colombo/Sydney
Replies: 22
Views: 3201

RE: EK To Operate Colombo/Sydney

Behramjee - as far as I am aware, the <acronym title="Sri Lankan Airlines">UL</acronym> flights to <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> from CMB were never routed via <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), ...

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by jsmith
Fri Jun 11, 2004 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-10's In The UK
Replies: 55
Views: 6344

RE: DC-10's In The UK

The <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> DC-10 referred to above by FlyingColours that was hit by a missile in Afghanistan was operated by Ariana Afghan Airlines at the time of the incident. I read that the plane landed safely and it was shortly afterwards sold to British Caledonian, who se...

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by jsmith
Thu May 13, 2004 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which R/w Often Used @ LGW? Best Way LHR-LCY?
Replies: 22
Views: 3597

RE: Which R/w Often Used @ LGW? Best Way LHR-LCY?

I was at <acronym title="London - City (LCY / EGLC), United Kingdom">LCY</acronym> this past Monday and was at the far end away from the terminal - right at the end of the carpark taking some pictures of departing traffic when I had a 'friendly' visit from someone purporting to be from <acronym titl...

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by jsmith
Sat Apr 03, 2004 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe-Australia/NZ Flights. How Do You Feel?
Replies: 9
Views: 4815

RE: Europe-Australia/NZ Flights. How Do You Feel?

Most Australians and New Zealanders are used to flying long distances. It is a lot of flying, but it becomes routine. Crossing so many timezones plays havoc with your sleeping and eating patterns, but I find that I adjust pretty quickly. In many cases, one of the sectors will be flown in complete da...

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by jsmith
Thu Apr 01, 2004 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interior Artwork
Replies: 13
Views: 2261

RE: Interior Artwork

I recall being on <acronym title="Canadian Airlines">CP</acronym> DC-10 - C-GCPE in 1997 flying from <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> - <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</...

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by jsmith
Mon Mar 29, 2004 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China Skids Off Runway
Replies: 11
Views: 5289

RE: Air China Skids Off Runway

EK413 THEIR = possessive. age of their fleet....their safety record. THERE = locator. he is over there. I also echo the other point raised. Air China actually have a pretty good safety record compared to other airlines in the region. Perhaps you are confusing it with China Airlines (Taiwan). Cheers

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by jsmith
Thu Mar 25, 2004 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Experiences With The A340-300?
Replies: 52
Views: 7313

RE: Experiences With The A340-300?

I flew with Air Canada last year on two of their 343s - <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>-<acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> and <acronym title="Vancou...

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by jsmith
Mon Mar 22, 2004 6:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SYD - MCY - SYD On East-West Airlines - May 1985
Replies: 2
Views: 3614

RE: SYD - MCY - SYD On East-West Airlines - May 1985

Thanks for your trip report. My first flight was on East West a year or so later after your flight to MCY. We flew Brisbane - Grafton - Sydney on EW153 in Sept 86. It was <acronym title="Aeropostal (Venezuela)">VH</acronym>-EWW. I was sitting right next to the main landing gear pods so I got a great...

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by jsmith
Sat Mar 20, 2004 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Legal Careers In The Airline Industry
Replies: 10
Views: 26802

RE: Legal Careers In The Airline Industry

I am also qualified to practise law in Australia, and have worked in house for an aircraft leasing company. I started working in private practice and moved in-house in 2001. You might wish to consider looking at aircraft leasing companies like ILFC or <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE<...

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by jsmith
Sat Mar 20, 2004 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC10. More Than Three Decades
Replies: 43
Views: 4283

RE: DC10. More Than Three Decades

My first and only DC10 experience was in Feb 1999 on Canadian's C-GCPE from <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> - <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym>. Flight Number w...

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by jsmith
Sat Mar 13, 2004 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most "Third-World" City You've Visited?
Replies: 85
Views: 5105

RE: Most "Third-World" City You've Visited?

The most third world city I visited was Manila, Philippines. Pollution, poverty, garbage everywhere right around the corner from gleaming shopping malls. A city of contrasts.

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by jsmith
Sat Mar 13, 2004 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Transatlantic Service
Replies: 3
Views: 5023

RE: Air Canada Transatlantic Service

I flew <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> for the first time last year from Sydney, Australia to London via Honolulu, Vancouver and Toronto. Flights were A340/B744. All sectors were excellent. Seating space generous and the crews very friendly. I would fly <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acron...

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by jsmith
Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If You Could Bring An Airline Back
Replies: 112
Views: 10244

RE: If You Could Bring An Airline Back

Air Florida and Air Cal.

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by jsmith
Thu Feb 26, 2004 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar - Full Route Details And Launch Info
Replies: 65
Views: 10722

RE: Jetstar - Full Route Details And Launch Info

TBCITDG says "Do you remember when <acronym title="Virgin Blue Airways (Australia)">DJ</acronym> once too operated out of the tin sheds in <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> simply because Branson was a 'tight a--...

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by jsmith
Wed Feb 25, 2004 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Blue Vows To Give Away Free Seats
Replies: 12
Views: 4580

RE: Virgin Blue Vows To Give Away Free Seats

TBCITDG: <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> have been able to 'match' prices because they have large enough aircraft to capacity dump on routes that they compete with Virgin. It is textbook predatory pricing. The trick is trying to prove it. Stick a 767-300 on a route that was previous...

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by jsmith
Wed Feb 25, 2004 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dimming Cabin Lights - Why?
Replies: 33
Views: 5582

RE: Dimming Cabin Lights - Why?

Well Qantas obviously does not subscribe to any of the arguments for dimming cabin lights. On every domestic <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> flight I have been on in the past 2 years, not once have the crew dimmed the lights on landing or take off. I remember this because I live in ...

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by jsmith
Wed Feb 25, 2004 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines A340-200
Replies: 6
Views: 4998

RE: Philippine Airlines A340-200

PR also used the A340-200 on services to Australia.

I have a photo of one taken at Brisbane in the mid 1990s.

PR used to fly DC-10s, then 747s before using the A340 to Brisbane. They no longer fly there.

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by jsmith
Tue Feb 24, 2004 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines/Aircraft You'd Like To See @ You're Local
Replies: 45
Views: 5314

RE: Airlines/Aircraft You'd Like To See @ You're Local

'Airlines/Aircraft You'd Like to See @ You Are Local?'

mate, your topic heading makes no sense....or should that be you're topic heading....?

**You're = You are
**Your = possessive

and you live in the UK too.

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by jsmith
Tue Feb 24, 2004 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Blue Vows To Give Away Free Seats
Replies: 12
Views: 4580

RE: Virgin Blue Vows To Give Away Free Seats

PER744 - and why do you think <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> often works out to be around the same price? You should be fortunate that fares from Perth to the rest of Australia are no longer the skyhigh prices they used to be PRE VIRGIN. Do you think <acronym title="Qantas (Austral...

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by jsmith
Tue Feb 24, 2004 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombed TWA727
Replies: 13
Views: 2376

RE: Bombed TWA727

Yes, you are thinking of TW847, a B727-231A reg: N64339 that was hijacked out of Athens in June 1985. The plane was diverted to Beirut and flew back and forward to Algiers. Navy diver Robert Stethem was killed when the plane was on the ground in Beirut. Most of the passengers were American but there...

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by jsmith
Sat Feb 21, 2004 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Thoughts On Thai Airways!
Replies: 46
Views: 6140

RE: Your Thoughts On Thai Airways!

My experiences in 2000 with Thai were average. Flights were <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>-<acronym title="Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (BKK / VTBD), Thailand">BKK</acronym> on <acronym title="Highland Air (Sweden)">HS</acronym>-TKB -...

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by jsmith
Sat Feb 21, 2004 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 777 @DXB Today
Replies: 66
Views: 5038

RE: CO 777 @DXB Today

What is EWR-'GTW'?

Does the writer mean London Gatwick? (LGW)?

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by jsmith
Sat Feb 21, 2004 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American English Vs. British English
Replies: 63
Views: 3277

RE: American English Vs. British English

I am currently reading a book by Melvyn Bragg called 'The Adventure of English'. It is a historical account of the development of the English language - brought to the British Isles by 5th Century Germanic tribes - very humble origins, and spoken by 150,000 people, to the global language that it is ...

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by jsmith
Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Sydney Need Another Airport?
Replies: 16
Views: 4627

RE: Does Sydney Need Another Airport?

Agree with SYDSCOTT. Thestooges chose to live in Annandale in 1995 and still thinks a right exists to complain about aircraft noise in Sydney? Pick up a street directory of sydney, find <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</ac...

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by jsmith
Sun Feb 15, 2004 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas First Class To SYD
Replies: 31
Views: 5904

RE: Qantas First Class To SYD

Qantasclub, have you ever flown Austrian Airlines?

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by jsmith
Sun Feb 15, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific L-1011
Replies: 14
Views: 5730

RE: Cathay Pacific L-1011

I flew CX408 in 1990 which was <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym>-<acronym title="Taipei - Chiang Kai Shek International (TPE / RCTP), Taiwa...

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by jsmith
Fri Jan 30, 2004 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whale Explodes In Taipei Street: Graphic
Replies: 27
Views: 2680

RE: Whale Explodes In Taipei Street: Graphic

According to the source, this event happened in Tainan, a city in southern Taiwan, NOT Taipei, which is the capital city in the far north of the island.

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by jsmith
Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: January 28, 1986- Remembering Challenger
Replies: 46
Views: 5074

January 28, 1986- Remembering Challenger

I was also in Seventh Grade in Brisbane at the time, and remember school having just resumed after the summer vacation when we heard the news. I will never forget it either.

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by jsmith
Sat Jan 24, 2004 2:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Xmas Oz Style:LHR-HKG-SYD-CNS Return CX+QF W/Pics!
Replies: 15
Views: 8147

RE: Xmas Oz Style:LHR-HKG-SYD-CNS Return CX+QF W/Pics!

Nice Trip Report.

BTW Hong Kong is not usually classified as being in South East Asia. It is usually lumped in with China and North East Asia.

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by jsmith
Sat Jan 24, 2004 2:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Emirates–How Over Hyped Can One Airline Be? W/pics
Replies: 103
Views: 23444

RE: Emirates–How Over Hyped Can One Airline Be? W/pics

"Boarding: They were announcing the final call for this flight and we decided at that point enough shopping." You were still shopping when the final call was being made for your flight?????? No wonder airlines get irate when flights depart late because of passengers who fail to organise themselves p...

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by jsmith
Sat Jan 24, 2004 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-spam Law: It Doesn't Work...
Replies: 5
Views: 1989

RE: Anti-spam Law: It Doesn't Work...

Australia is about to introduce new anti-spam law in 2004. One of the major deficiencies in the law however is that it does not cover spam that originates outside Australia, which means you can keep receiving Spam...and lots of it, so long as the sender is outside Australia! Many wonder how effectiv...

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by jsmith
Wed Jan 07, 2004 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Opinion On Air Canada
Replies: 75
Views: 6692

RE: Your Opinion On Air Canada

I flew with Air Canada in August 03 on some of their longest sectors - Sydney - Honolulu - Vancouver - Toronto - London and have to say that they were excellent. Thank you Air Canada.

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by jsmith
Fri Dec 26, 2003 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF A333 Fleet Plans
Replies: 41
Views: 5711

RE: QF A333 Fleet Plans

Aussie747 - I don't think you can 'count' Qantas for the 7E7. I think it it far too early to speculate. For example, Qantas were invited along with some of the world's other major airlines to consult with Boeing on the formation and design of the 777 and out of that group of airlines, guess who was ...

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by jsmith
Mon Dec 01, 2003 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar & A320's Announced By QF
Replies: 73
Views: 5965

RE: Jetstar & A320's Announced By QF

Ugly as sin. Almost as bad as Britannia's new disaster livery. I hope this LCC airline dies a quick death. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Knock Virgin Blue as much as you want but without them around, do you think <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> would have bothered wit...

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by jsmith
Wed Nov 12, 2003 11:42 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Military Pictures On Airliners.net
Replies: 19
Views: 1534

RE: Military Pictures On Airliners.net

I agree with Unattendedbag.

This site is called Airliners.net for a good reason.

It has only been relatively recently that dedicated airliner enthusiasts have been able to access information, pics and magazines dedicated to their aviation passion. Military pics belong on another site.

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by jsmith
Tue Nov 11, 2003 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canda's Future International Network
Replies: 79
Views: 9697

RE: Air Canda's Future International Network

Nobody has mentioned <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>'s current flights to Australia (Sydney) via Honolulu and Vancouver. At present only <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> and Qantas fly between Australia and Hawaii (direct) and I know which airline I would prefer. Does anyone predict...

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