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by Milesdependent
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?
Replies: 32
Views: 7460

Re: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?

I think people need to chill a little. Many people who are not pilots have a basic view that regardless of situation, any problems under V1, then you must stop. There is ample runway available to stop. A decision to do something else will always be wrong. Life in reality is more complex than that.

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by Milesdependent
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117792

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Maybe they can rebrand as Ansett! Wonder who owns that trademark now.

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by Milesdependent
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100256

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Anyone got any predictions what further reductions we will see announced from QF in next 24-72 hours? Given todays announcement re self-isolating.

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by Milesdependent
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100256

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Anyone know why QF79 (mel-nrt) went via Cairns?

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by Milesdependent
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1565
Views: 23199

Re: Emirates Fleet Status - 2020

Which aircraft will have premium economy on them? Have not heard much on this.

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by Milesdependent
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66504

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Any idea the aircraft that flew the Xmas Island charters today ? Seems an A319 from a photo I saw but unsure which.

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by Milesdependent
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50150

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

Qf1370 just landed and heading to domestic.... not sure I see it turning around to HKG tonight.

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by Milesdependent
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 257777

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

Given the very niche nature of these new flights, I wonder if they might pull out a wild contingency plan (like ground the whole fleet was) if they cannot agree with unions. What’s to stop Qantas creating a brand new sub-airline for these PS flights and crewing them with a different workforce? Like ...

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by Milesdependent
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67853

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

I cannot see VA’s seasonal DPS-DRW in the schedules for 2020. Any idea if there has been an official announcement that it is not coming back?

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by Milesdependent
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72569

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

What do you guys think? Certainly a possibility. I IIRC though, JQ's announcement at the time I think stated that the A321LRs are focused mostly on the East Coast-Bali runs, with perhaps either domestic or Pacific Island runs in-between to maximise utilisation. With 18 A321LRs on order I think it’s...

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by Milesdependent
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72569

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019


AKL Spotters Alert - There’s a QF B744 operating a SYD-AKL-SYD rotation tomorrow in lieu of an A330.

EK413


Looking at the seat map the upper deck is blocked out in both directions (ie not being used). Perhaps this means they can operate with less FAs than a typical 747 flight?

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by Milesdependent
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore Airlines 9V-SMZ SQ220 Sydney - Singapore | 2007 Photos
Replies: 4
Views: 5528

Re: Singapore Airlines 9V-SMZ SQ220 Sydney - Singapore | 2007 Photos

Ebmek wrote:
What a blast from the past. It's weird to think this was the status quo of aviation 12 years ago! Great report!

Does anyone know what the routing of that Air Canada B767 was?


AC used to fly YVR-HNL-SYD on the 767.

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by Milesdependent
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore Airlines 9V-SMZ SQ220 Sydney - Singapore | 2007 Photos
Replies: 4
Views: 5528

Re: Singapore Airlines 9V-SMZ SQ220 Sydney - Singapore | 2007 Photos

Awesome blast from the past! Brings back so many memories. I loved the SQ 744s and travelled so much back then I logged just about every single one (except SPK).

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by Milesdependent
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 116
Views: 25433

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

The mentour video mentions the pilot did a PA after the incident. Is there a video of that floating around that I have missed? The main one from inside the cabin cuts out before any PA.

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by Milesdependent
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 186
Views: 47360

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

I’ve read the thread but can’t find a clear answer as to which airlines will use the new airport. Is it just some OW, all of ST and some others? Star will stay in the old airport.

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by Milesdependent
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight canceled for commercial reasons?
Replies: 31
Views: 6265

Re: Flight canceled for commercial reasons?

I am quite certain Qantas do this on their weekday peak time SYD MEL flights, although i have no evidence to back this up. Almost every day they seem to cancel and combine 1-2 such flights. It’s not a huge deal as they operate every 15-30 minutes although it means losing pre assigned seats.

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by Milesdependent
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Sydney Airport - Construction started, what's the plan?
Replies: 41
Views: 5503

Re: Western Sydney Airport - Construction started, what's the plan?

Has 24-7 ops and no curfew actually been confirmed? I thought it still up for negotiation.

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by Milesdependent
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 72509

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Anyone know if QF a330 pilots fly both long haul and domestic sectors? I understand cabin crew generally fly one or the other, not both.

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by Milesdependent
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China pilots depressurize plane accidentally to smoke in cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 9775

Re: Air China pilots depressurize plane accidentally to smoke in cockpit

Flightradar24 data on 10 July does not support the flight dropping to 10k feet and then reclimbing.

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by Milesdependent
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 60685

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

I noticed NZ281 SIN-AKL landing at SYD about 6:35pm local. 789. Medical perhaps?

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by Milesdependent
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 60685

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Anyone know if it’s possible to book a revenue flight on the QF a320s in WA, or are they just being used for mining charters?

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by Milesdependent
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces MEL-SFO starting late 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 9628

Re: Qantas announces MEL-SFO starting late 2018

I thought there was meant to be a new route from BNE?

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by Milesdependent
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CM 806 strange path today
Replies: 19
Views: 5127

Re: CM 806 strange path today

I think this is worthy of being picked up by the local Argentina or Panama media. Anyone who speaks Spanish want to send them the details...

While not definitive, there really seems to be something fishy going on here.

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by Milesdependent
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 61307

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

No word on the new USA route yet?

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by Milesdependent
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 41289

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

Whatever happened to SQ operating SYD-CGK. Obviously it was pulled any idea if it will get reinstated again?

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by Milesdependent
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 378
Views: 42249

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/airport-security-heightened-following-sydney-counterterrorism-plot-to-bring-down-aeroplane-20170729-gxlk1f.html Talk of extra security affecting domestic and international flights. Wonder how this will impact domestic flights in particular. I wonder if we will now see the i...

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by Milesdependent
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qatar Airways Flying For British Airways During the Strike
Replies: 12
Views: 6454

Re: Qatar Airways Flying For British Airways During the Strike

Nice report. Really interesting.

Ps- you're looking a bit plastered from the champagne towards the end :D

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by Milesdependent
Fri May 05, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A380 First Class on Emirates AKL-MEL
Replies: 5
Views: 5261

Re: A380 First Class on Emirates AKL-MEL

Great report thanks for posting!!

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by Milesdependent
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: KLM Fifth Freedom Short-Haul to Bali
Replies: 8
Views: 5592

Re: KLM Fifth Freedom Short-Haul to Bali

What a great report. KLM looks a good way to get to Bali.

Brings back memories of my trip to Bali.

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by Milesdependent
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 42543

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

https://www.emirates.com/english/about/ ... tes.aspx#/#4086177

Emirates website now updated to confirm the ban.
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https://www.emirates.com/english/about/ ... tes.aspx#/#4086177

Emirates website now updated to confirm the ban.

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by Milesdependent
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 42543

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Still no official word on this. 3am EST has come and gone hours ago now.

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by Milesdependent
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Uzbekistan Airways Business Class to London (modern 767 and vintage 757)
Replies: 19
Views: 15990

Re: Uzbekistan Airways Business Class to London (modern 767 and vintage 757)

This is a most unique and entertaining report. Many thanks for the effort.

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by Milesdependent
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Island Hopper from 17-01-09
Replies: 11
Views: 3620

Re: Island Hopper from 17-01-09

Wonderful report. Thanks very much for posting.

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by Milesdependent
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights
Replies: 109
Views: 17402

Re: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights

I generally don't like long haul flights that arrive at 6am. I can't sleep well on planes and you end up having a whole day feeling crap. Plus you often can't get your hotel room before 2pm so you gamble they allow early check in or not. I prefer to arrive late afternoon, have some dinner, get some ...

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by Milesdependent
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Djawannasnack: Virgin Australia ATR 72 to Sydney
Replies: 16
Views: 4032

Re: Djawannasnack: Virgin Australia ATR 72 to Sydney

Nice report. Thanks for posting.

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by Milesdependent
Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Garuda Indonesia, Business Class - Boeing 737-800: Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur
Replies: 2
Views: 4107

Re: Garuda Indensia, Business Class - Boeing 737-800: Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur

I agree with your comments on Garuda's J class. I flew SYD-DPS on the new a330. On board product is spectacular in every respect, hard and soft product. However the ground situation is terrible in DPS. The lounge is horrible, and like you, we had a delay of 60+minutes with no announcements and terri...

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by Milesdependent
Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Escaping Minnesnowta (MSP-LAX-SIN) - SQ & UA - Part I
Replies: 12
Views: 7985

Re: Escaping Minnesnowta (MSP-LAX-SIN) - SQ & UA - Part I

Good report. Look forward to reading more.

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by Milesdependent
Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces non-stop PER-LHR flights
Replies: 294
Views: 57056

Re: Qantas set to announce non-stop PER-LHR flights within days

Anyone want to take a stab at how the schedule would look? Including how the aircraft will get back to SYD/MEL.

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by Milesdependent
Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces non-stop PER-LHR flights
Replies: 294
Views: 57056

Re: Qantas set to announce non-stop PER-LHR flights within days

Hopefully the flights will start out at SYD to allow SYD-PER on the 788. Would definitely give that a go. However: I wonder if they will target people out of SYD and MEL with these services, or is it better to keep these folks on QF1/9, and target PER and ADL where existing traffic is pretty much al...

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by Milesdependent
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lost In India – BOM-DEL-DOH-DME In AI+QR C
Replies: 17
Views: 19243

Re: Lost In India – BOM-DEL-DOH-DME In AI+QR C

Fantastic report. I remember a few years ago connecting domestic to domestic at BOM. Had about 90 minutes. But we actually landed at the international terminal and got bussed to domestic... Which took forever. We made it by the skin of our teeth but only after skipping to front of queues. A nightmar...

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by Milesdependent
Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Gold Coast to Hong Kong via Cairns in Hong Kong Airlines business class Sept 16
Replies: 6
Views: 6856

Re: Gold Coast to Hong Kong via Cairns in Hong Kong Airlines business class Sept 16

Good report thank you for posting. Good photos. I actually did not know they were doing this route.

I tend to agree with the other posters, for the price I thinks the experience is not too bad. The seat is what o really care about.

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by Milesdependent
Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:43 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 295942

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Big thumbs up to the new site design. Looking excellent now. Good work.

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by Milesdependent
Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does No EU Airline Fly To Karachi?
Replies: 35
Views: 15918

RE: Why Does No EU Airline Fly To Karachi?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/behramjee" class="quote" target="_blank">behramjee</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>1. Yes Karachi (where I used to live) ...

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by Milesdependent
Sun May 29, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: New Virgin Australia “The Business” Aboard The 777
Replies: 12
Views: 15788

RE: New Virgin Australia “The Business” Aboard The 777

Very interesting thanks. Look forward to reading about the domestic flights.

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