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by pblaketas
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 135
Replies: 208
Views: 32239

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 135

The Australian Financial Review's Rear Window has just reported that Singapore Airlines is set to announce 4x weekly Singapore-Canberra A330 flights teamed with a Canberra-Wellington leg.

Exciting news for Canberra Airport and Canberrans if true.

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by pblaketas
Sat May 29, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: V Australia LAX-SYD 8May10 In Y With Pics
Replies: 27
Views: 33355

RE: V Australia LAX-SYD 8May10 In Y With Pics

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by pblaketas
Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SYD - PER (Qantas - 767) With Pics
Replies: 21
Views: 22535

RE: SYD - PER (Qantas - 767) With Pics

Got to agree about the food and beverages in the <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> Club Domestic at the moment. Very average. Was in the <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> Club in Melbourne on Good Friday - no barrista because it was a public holiday, and noting except h...

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by pblaketas
Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mokulele Airlines, CO, V Australia With Pics
Replies: 17
Views: 18962

RE: Mokulele Airlines, CO, V Australia With Pics

Come to Canberra next trip, I'll show you round!

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by pblaketas
Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tiger OOL/MEL/OOL
Replies: 15
Views: 7385

RE: Tiger OOL/MEL/OOL

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by pblaketas
Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Virgin Blue SYD-OOL-SYD
Replies: 1
Views: 5485

RE: Virgin Blue SYD-OOL-SYD

There was a bit of a backlash against Qantas on the Gold Coast back when they pulled out.

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by pblaketas
Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SYD-MEL-SYD On DJ
Replies: 10
Views: 6748

RE: SYD-MEL-SYD On DJ

I love going by the rear door because you get to have a nice walk around the aircraft .

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by pblaketas
Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Midnight A310 To Bangkok! (lots Of Pics!)
Replies: 20
Views: 20316

RE: The Midnight A310 To Bangkok! (lots Of Pics!)

Gee the couches in the lounge look comfortable!! Big cushions!

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by pblaketas
Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Struck By The Upgrade Fairy! Yes! (lots Of Pics!)
Replies: 24
Views: 22010

RE: Struck By The Upgrade Fairy! Yes! (lots Of Pics!)

Good looking breaky and I like the green!

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by pblaketas
Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tiger Australia: Appauling
Replies: 38
Views: 7390

RE: Tiger Australia: Appauling

Doesn't really correlate with my Melbourne-Darwin return experience. While I didn't enjoy the terminal facilities in either Melbourne or Darwin (the baggage collection at Tullamarine is particularly awful), I appreciated Tiger's shiny new A320s, on time performance, sparse but clean cabin and quirky...

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by pblaketas
Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taking Off At Night Without Runway Lights - Legal?
Replies: 14
Views: 12695

RE: Taking Off At Night Without Runway Lights - Legal?

This is a big issue in Australia at the moment - see PPRUNE about a Jetstar A320 taking off at Launceston without the lights on, even though a Qantas flight had done something similar a few years earlier and the pilots are involved in legal action. <a href="http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.ph...

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by pblaketas
Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: PER - MEL, Tiger And Jetstar (no Pics)
Replies: 8
Views: 5475

RE: PER - MEL, Tiger And Jetstar (no Pics)

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by pblaketas
Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CBR-MEL-DRW-MEL-CBR On Qantas, Tiger, Virgin Blue
Replies: 9
Views: 7562

RE: CBR-MEL-DRW-MEL-CBR On Qantas, Tiger, Virgin B

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by pblaketas
Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CBR-MEL-DRW-MEL-CBR On Qantas, Tiger, Virgin Blue
Replies: 9
Views: 7562

CBR-MEL-DRW-MEL-CBR On Qantas, Tiger, Virgin Blue

On Friday 18 January I kicked off a jaunt from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, to Darwin in the Northern Territory. I'd never been to Darwin before and was prompted to go by some Tiger Airways <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>-<acronym ...

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by pblaketas
Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip Reports You'd Love To See
Replies: 108
Views: 11520

RE: Trip Reports You'd Love To See

Would like to see some more Aeroflot economy long-haul reports.

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by pblaketas
Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread 6
Replies: 193
Views: 17333

RE: Australian Aviation Thread 6

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by pblaketas
Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Melbourne Airport Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 5118

RE: Melbourne Airport Thread

So why exactly did they close the observation deck? I loved that place. In terms of food and drink, the big young guy at Hudson's Coffee opposite Gate 4 Virgin Blue makes great coffee and there's a nice view to watch the loading/unloading of whatever <acronym title="Virgin Blue Airways (Australia)">...

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by pblaketas
Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BGY-HHN-NYO-HHN. 2 Days In Stockholm
Replies: 12
Views: 5105

RE: BGY-HHN-NYO-HHN. 2 Days In Stockholm

Stockholm is gorgeous. There is some good nightlife on Gamla Stan if you look hard.

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by pblaketas
Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AirAsia X Inaugural Flight To Gold Coast By JFK
Replies: 17
Views: 20029

RE: AirAsia X Inaugural Flight To Gold Coast By JFK

Great report, thanks. Hope you enjoyed the beautiful Gold Coast!

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by pblaketas
Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tiger Airways - Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 3034

RE: Tiger Airways - Australia

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by pblaketas
Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tiger Airways - Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 3034

RE: Tiger Airways - Australia

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by pblaketas
Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tiger Airways - Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 3034

RE: Tiger Airways - Australia

Interesting! I notice from looking at the Melbourne/Launceston Airport annual report that there are still fewer aircraft movements at Launceston than there were back in 99/00 or something like that....but much higher passenger numbers. Suppose this is because of the larger aircraft operating like A3...

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by pblaketas
Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread 5
Replies: 201
Views: 14370

RE: Australian Aviation Thread 5

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by pblaketas
Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tiger Airways - Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 3034

RE: Tiger Airways - Australia

Hey Eadster, great pic of the Tiger A320 on a cloudy Launceston day with Mt Barrow behind. Launceston is lucky to get regular <acronym title="Virgin Blue Airways (Australia)">DJ</acronym>, <acronym title="Jetstar (Australia)">JQ</acronym>, <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> and now Tig...

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by pblaketas
Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread 5
Replies: 201
Views: 14370

RE: Australian Aviation Thread 5

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by pblaketas
Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread 5
Replies: 201
Views: 14370

RE: Australian Aviation Thread 5

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by pblaketas
Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread 5
Replies: 201
Views: 14370

RE: Australian Aviation Thread 5

So good about <acronym title="Canberra (Fairbairn) (CBR / YSCB), Australia - Australian Capital Territory">CBR</acronym>. We are desperate for some cheap flights here. It's only going to make people fly more, won't hurt the competition. People are desperate to leave this boring city on weekends and ...

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by pblaketas
Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SYD-BNE-SYD
Replies: 8
Views: 5084

RE: SYD-BNE-SYD

That was good of you to let them use The Lounge. Was it nice inside?

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by pblaketas
Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Virgin America LAX-SFO-LAX First Day Of Reg. Ops
Replies: 24
Views: 30722

RE: Virgin America LAX-SFO-LAX First Day Of Reg. O

Oh now this is cool! Love the purple, white, black....and unlimited Evian water!

Makes Virgin Blue seem so drab and Live2Air very old-hat.

Wow wow wow.

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by pblaketas
Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tiger Australia Announcement
Replies: 110
Views: 12074

RE: Tiger Australia Announcement

Which end of the terminal will Tiger use at <acronym title="Launceston (LST / YMLT), Australia - Tasmania">LST</acronym>? <acronym title="Virgin Blue Airways (Australia)">DJ</acronym> or <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym>/JQ? Or will they set up a tent on the grass outside like <acrony...

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by pblaketas
Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Issues Affecting Qantas?
Replies: 7
Views: 5000

RE: Any Issues Affecting Qantas?

Sounds like the kind of dumbarse questions I answered on the Qantas grad program application!

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by pblaketas
Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Blue: 5 777-300ER Or A340-600
Replies: 54
Views: 18501

RE: Virgin Blue: 5 777-300ER Or A340-600

And Virgin Blue is also getting some Embraer 170/190s for regional routes isn't it? Not sure if this has already been discussed here.

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by pblaketas
Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG 994 SYD-BGK - Inflight Entertainment?
Replies: 2
Views: 3728

RE: TG 994 SYD-BGK - Inflight Entertainment?

Thank you for the quick response!

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by pblaketas
Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG 994 SYD-BGK - Inflight Entertainment?
Replies: 2
Views: 3728

TG 994 SYD-BGK - Inflight Entertainment?

Hello all

Just wondered if I could pick your brains. Do you know what aircraft TG-994 from Sydney to Bangkok on a Sunday is and if it has in-seat entertainment/screens in seats?

cheers.

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by pblaketas
Sun May 08, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: HKG-LHR Qantas Business Class
Replies: 18
Views: 13405

RE: HKG-LHR Qantas Business Class

You sound like such a gentleman, Trent, saying about the internet "a lady was waiting for the service." I'm sure she appreciated you rushing.

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by pblaketas
Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LST-MEL-VIE, NCE-CDG, ORY-NAP, NAP-ORY, CRL-NYO
Replies: 5
Views: 5760

RE: LST-MEL-VIE, NCE-CDG, ORY-NAP, NAP-ORY, CRL-NYO

Thanks Swiss-Airplane. I loved Switzerland particularly! I went to Zurich, Lucerne, (where it was horrible cloudy weather, so I couldn't go up the mountains), then Zermatt, where the weather was perfect, then visited friends in Sion, then Vevey. I love Valais  <img src="/discussions/graphics/sm...

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by pblaketas
Sun Apr 24, 2005 5:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LST-MEL-VIE, NCE-CDG, ORY-NAP, NAP-ORY, CRL-NYO
Replies: 5
Views: 5760

RE: LST-MEL-VIE, NCE-CDG, ORY-NAP, NAP-ORY, CRL-NYO

Hey Matthew!

Thanks for the reply, I really appreciate it!

Pat.

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by pblaketas
Sat Apr 23, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do Paris' Orly And CDG Airports Compare?
Replies: 15
Views: 8903

RE: How Do Paris' Orly And CDG Airports Compare?

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by pblaketas
Sat Apr 23, 2005 3:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LST-MEL-VIE, NCE-CDG, ORY-NAP, NAP-ORY, CRL-NYO
Replies: 5
Views: 5760

LST-MEL-VIE, NCE-CDG, ORY-NAP, NAP-ORY, CRL-NYO

This is my first big trip report in a long time so I hope to make it good! I'm writing this partly as a way of making sure I don't forget my great trip to Europe at the end of last year! 16 October 2004 Launceston to Melbourne Qantas 737-300 0630-0730 My flight started out on the one Qantas daily fl...

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by pblaketas
Wed Feb 13, 2002 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Song On Qantas Inflight Radio
Replies: 1
Views: 2507

Song On Qantas Inflight Radio

Hello

In December or January on Qantas inflight radio there was a song on the billboard channel called Sex and Violence but I can't remember who the artist was. Could someone please look in their copy of the Australian Way magazine and tell me who the artist was. Thanks ever so much

Patrick.

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by pblaketas
Thu Jan 03, 2002 7:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DJ BNE-MEL-LST
Replies: 3
Views: 2668

DJ BNE-MEL-LST

My trip on Virgin Blue started with a long but fast moving check-in line in Brisbane for my flight to Melbourne and on to Launceston. The shops upstairs in the departures area were only just opening, for it was a 0535 flight. I bought a tasty sandwich, cos I hadn't eaten much for dinner the night be...

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by pblaketas
Thu Dec 20, 2001 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Or United To Sydney?
Replies: 45
Views: 3364

RE: Qantas Or United To Sydney?

Tasmanian Premium beers are becoming very popular in the money. Both James Boag and Cascade are truly excellent beers, though about $5 a pop. James Boag was voted best beer in the world in Belgium for some big beer thing.

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by pblaketas
Sun Sep 16, 2001 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ansett Comes To A Close, Air NZ Saved By A Hair
Replies: 118
Views: 4769

RE: Ansett Comes To A Close, Air NZ Saved By A Hair

It is impossible for any Australian who has flown the great airline that was Ansett Australia not to think about this emotionally.

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by pblaketas
Fri Sep 14, 2001 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Very Very Sad Day
Replies: 1
Views: 1501

A Very Very Sad Day

Ansett was one of the world's great airlines. I would say the best. So many wonderful memories: -Flying into Hamilton Island on a beautiful Airbus A320 Skystar  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> -Reading trip reports of Ansett Business Class on the 747 S...

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by pblaketas
Fri Sep 14, 2001 10:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: What Will We Do Without Ansett? My Report...
Replies: 6
Views: 2742

What Will We Do Without Ansett? My Report...

Dear AirlinerNetters I cried (seriously) for an hour today about the demise of Ansett Australia, one of the world's great airlines. I suggest a boycott of Air New Zealand by Ansett fans. Air New Zealand and the New Zealand government ruined our great airline and ran it into the ground, causing an av...

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by pblaketas
Fri Sep 14, 2001 10:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines You Flown And Where You Went..
Replies: 128
Views: 9606

RE: Airlines You Flown And Where You Went..

AN LST-OOL
AN LST-SYD
AN LST-MEL
AN LST-CBR 722, 733, 320, 762
QF LST-MEL
QF LST-SYD
QF LST-CBR
QF LST-OOL 733, 736, 734, 146
DJ (Virgin Blue) BNE-MEL 734
SQ MEL-Singapore-CDG 744, 342
AF CDG-Geneva 733
QF SYD-Tokyo 743

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by pblaketas
Sat Jun 23, 2001 10:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Abba - Ansett 727
Replies: 0
Views: 1978

Abba - Ansett 727

I would love to see a photo of the Ansett 727 that the pop group ABBA flew in on their 1977 Australian concert tour, with ABBA painted on the side.

Thanks.

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