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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: 68057

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: 68057

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: 4786

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: 4786

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: 24348

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: 177
Views: 40786

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: 5971

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: 5287

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: 69048

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: 9567

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: 58380

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: 58380

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: 9518

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: 5053

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: 59465

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: 40383

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: 41460

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: 6351

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: 5123

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: 5455

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: 41631

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: 41631

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: 15010

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: 3493

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: 16908

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: 3912

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: 4041

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: 7883

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: 56374

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: 56374

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: 18914

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: 6752

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: 2537
Views: 225266

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: 15664

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: 15560

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

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

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by Milesdependent
Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TG 787-800 BNE-BKK In J
Replies: 18
Views: 21958

RE: TG 787-800 BNE-BKK In J

Great report, thanks for posting. 787 looks good. Food liked a bit ordinary in terms of presentation. Glad it tasted nice.

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by Milesdependent
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Stockholm To Sydney | Qatar Airways/Qantas Biz
Replies: 11
Views: 19247

RE: Stockholm To Sydney | Qatar Airways/Qantas Biz

Great report. Did you fly back the same way? Where did you go in Australia?

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by Milesdependent
Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: London To Muscat On Gulf Air - A332 And A320
Replies: 25
Views: 16984

RE: London To Muscat On Gulf Air - A332 And A320

Thanks for posting, I enjoyed reading this report. I would very much like to visit Oman one day - but everywhere is just so far away from Australia!!

I think I will give Gulf Air a bit of a miss based on this report.

cheers

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by Milesdependent
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thunderstorm & Rude Crew: LIM-GRU-MAD By LAN & TAM
Replies: 20
Views: 17531

RE: Thunderstorm & Rude Crew: LIM-GRU-MAD By LAN & TAM

Great photos! Really enjoyed reading.

cheers

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by Milesdependent
Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fly The 5-Stars Airlines To Bali, SQ Vs GA SIN-DPS
Replies: 6
Views: 11568

RE: Fly The 5-Stars Airlines To Bali, SQ Vs GA SIN-DPS

Great report, thanks for posting. I am travelling <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>-<acronym title="Denpasar / Bali - Ngurah Rai International (DPS / WADD), Indonesia">DPS</acronym> in J in a few months which I am...

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by Milesdependent
Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZHerald Reviewing New Jetstar Route: AKL-RAR
Replies: 23
Views: 2964

RE: NZHerald Reviewing New Jetstar Route: AKL-RAR

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ZKOJQ" class="quote" target="_blank">ZKOJQ</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>When you're a poor country, you don't just tur...

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by Milesdependent
Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai & Emirates Group Pilot Fatigue Leaks
Replies: 45
Views: 27168

RE: FlyDubai & Emirates Group Pilot Fatigue Leaks

I wonder if we might start to see airlines being required to adopt destination country rules around fatigue and rest. Particularly if we start to see any trend of pilot error crashes from Middle East airlines, which will undoubtedly be attributed to fatigue in light of current events. I could see Eu...

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by Milesdependent
Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Announce Canberra and Wellington B777 services
Replies: 114
Views: 17788

SQ Announce Canberra and Wellington B777 services

Will be interesting to see flight times. If they are targeting Asian/Indian connections it will need to arrive <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> in the morning, afternoon or early evening. But it'll need to arrive into <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN /...

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by Milesdependent
Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 134
Replies: 221
Views: 29101

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 134

It departed at 10pm originally then went back to gate. Per <acronym title="Etihad Airways (United Arab Emirates)">EY</acronym>, it departed again at 23:46 so they must have got permission to bust curfew. https://mobile.twitter.com/DrGPazFilho/status/681088096180375552 Two pax removed per this link. ...

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by Milesdependent
Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 134
Replies: 221
Views: 29101

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 134

EY455 <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>-<acronym title="Abu Dhabi - (Nadia) International (AUH / OMAA), United Arab Emirates">AUH</acronym> returned to gate tonight due to security issues per Twitter. https://mobi...

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