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...Jump to post
"<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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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">...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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), ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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</...Jump to post
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). CheersJump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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<...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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--...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
'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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 -...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
"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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post