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by F100Flyer
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57704

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

QR905 MEL-DOH diverted to PER overnight. Looks like a good 2hr divert too.

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by F100Flyer
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57704

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Tomorrow’s TG481 BKK-PER has been upgauged to a 773/77W. Quite a large substitution considering it’s normally operated by A333.

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by F100Flyer
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57704

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

QR900 DOH-PER diverted to Colombo last night. Arrived into PER around midnight (6hrs late) and delayed QR901 by 3.5hrs.

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by F100Flyer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61467

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I am looking for which ground companies handle which airlines: (eg: Dnata have Emirates, etc. etc. etc. Menzies have... Swissport have... ) I am looking for data that I can make into graphs to work out what handlers have which % of the market, the most airlines, the most flights, etc. ... To the be...

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by F100Flyer
Tue May 14, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60202

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

QF44 DPS-SYD diverted to Broome overnight due to the autopilot disengaging during flight: https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/qantas-bali-flight-diverts-to-broome-after-electrical-fault-ng-b881198138z Maybe the first ever visit of an A332 to BME? Edit: After actually reading the article properly, i...

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by F100Flyer
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67415

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

QR908 DOH-SYD is currently diverting to Perth. Seems to be at a relatively low altitude of 29,000ft too.

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by F100Flyer
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75972

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Because they might be deployed to a different QF route, eg PER-SIN, which has been running as an A330 (formerly B738) but might benefit from a reduction in capacity and reduction in unit cost. QF could use them on East West routes too, for example. There's history as well. JQ's A330's went to QF wh...

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by F100Flyer
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 70734

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/pe ... 881096216z
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NH seats for PER-NRT go on sale today. Not sure what their source is, but apparently more pax flying PER-Tokyo than PER-BNE each week.

https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/pe ... 881096216z

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by F100Flyer
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA launches NRT-PER
Replies: 63
Views: 10216

Re: ANA launches NRT-PER

DaufuskieGuy wrote:
PER becomes a one change of plane route from Boston nyc dc ATL ord dia sea yyz- I wonder if that would amount contribute to any increase in traffic.


...majority of which already exists with EK via DXB.

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by F100Flyer
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47438

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

What’s happening with TT271? Channel 9 are reporting it returned to SYD and was met by the AFP with SYD in lockdown. Trying to sort out the facts from the tabloid excitement but not much else coming out about the incident. Apparently a bomb threat was made against the flight https://www.airlinerati...

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by F100Flyer
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47438

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

An A318-CJ appears to be on its way from KUL - PER. Is this the first time an A318 has visited Australia?

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by F100Flyer
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47438

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

https://thewest.com.au/news/bali/batik- ... 881050458z
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Unsurprising to see Batik Air seems to be abandoning PER-DPS completely after January 31st 2019. Flights will temporarily ramp up to double daily (after reducing to daily) until January 8th.

https://thewest.com.au/news/bali/batik- ... 881050458z

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by F100Flyer
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47438

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

https://thewest.com.au/travel/air-aviat ... 881043426z
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This guy [Geoffrey Thomas] is just unreal. Talk about talking up something that's not going to happen for a very long time, if ever.

https://thewest.com.au/travel/air-aviat ... 881043426z

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by F100Flyer
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Perth get a non stop flight to the US ?
Replies: 100
Views: 11817

Re: When will Perth get a non stop flight to the US ?

I hope NEVER! Flew the DFW-SYD flight, 16 1/2 hours! Brutal. Why there is a love affair with ultra-long flights is beyond me. As a passenger in coach, there needs to be a law that no flight can last more than 5 hours. Make coach seats more passenger friendly and I might reconsider. What a strange c...

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by F100Flyer
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47438

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

What would become VARA aircraft of choice in the future when the F100s pass their useby dates. Certainly difficult to see what could replace them - the F100 is the perfect aircraft for most mine sites, whilst the A320 is too large with the exception of the major Pilbara towns. The F100s with Allian...

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by F100Flyer
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Perth get a non stop flight to the US ?
Replies: 100
Views: 11817

Re: When will Perth get a non stop flight to the US ?

https://www.ausbt.com.au/hawaiian-airli ... oeing-787s
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As much as airline talk can be all hype, but i wouldn't rule PER-HNL as 'impossible', particularly when Hawaiian has flagged Perth as a potential route when the 789s arrive:

https://www.ausbt.com.au/hawaiian-airli ... oeing-787s

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by F100Flyer
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47785

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

TN486 wrote:
Re those PER domestic figures. Are the discounted fares QF provides on the WA regionals bearing fruit?


Actually, yes. QF has extended the discount to other regional centres. Significant increases on PER-BME, to name one.

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by F100Flyer
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47785

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/qa ... 881032996z
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Qantas to crack down on oversized hang baggage on its busiest routes:

https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/qa ... 881032996z

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by F100Flyer
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47785

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

https://www.ausbt.com.au/air-china-boos ... ource=hero
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Air China to upgauge PEK-SYD to 77W from January 1st 2019.

https://www.ausbt.com.au/air-china-boos ... ource=hero

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by F100Flyer
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47785

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

Just saw on FB that Newcastle Airport won the Major Airport of the Year Award from Australian Airports Association. Not sure what it means - maybe everyone gets a turn :) They must be seriously widening the goal posts for "major airport" if an airport only handles 1.25million pax a year.

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by F100Flyer
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Ratings names winner for Best Airline
Replies: 15
Views: 3983

Re: Airline Ratings names winner for Best Airline

Any airline flying 777s with a majority of their seats in 10-abreast configuration does not deserve to be on that list - even if this is the view of the “Business Insider”. Totally biased geographically on top is that. TK is probably the only airline absent from this list which is outside of this g...

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by F100Flyer
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One year since UA has retired 747
Replies: 14
Views: 2071

Re: One year since UA has retired 747

LAX772LR wrote:
...and good riddance.

Last thing UA needs is maintenance woes and hangar queens.


I second that. Flying on a UA 747 SYD-SFO return was just an insult to anyone unfortunate enough to be in one.

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by F100Flyer
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47785

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

Gold Coast: -4.8% What's happening there? I've always wondered if they could get more Chinese flights, like one from CZ? Or, an ME3 flight? QR? Cheers, C. How long has the Hong Kong Airlines route been suspended? That would probably do it. RE: ME3/QR....Wouldn't the facilities also be completely in...

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by F100Flyer
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47785

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

This seems to have either been missed or not announced, Scoot has increased PER to 9 weekly as of this week Certainly interesting considering they went to a split schedule between the 788 and 789. Are the increased services on the 788? Also good to see quite a significant increase in capacity to Si...

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by F100Flyer
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 114
Views: 20619

Re: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons

qf744fan wrote:
Welkom in Suid Afrika!

On the bright side, looking forward to QF metal on PER-JNB


Don't hold your hopes too high. A dispute between PER and QF because of which terminal to operate from at PER means the route has been suspended indefinitely.

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by F100Flyer
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route
Replies: 124
Views: 29201

Re: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route

"But...but...it's a 9 abreast 787! The passengers should be avoiding the aircraft in droves!" (sarcasm) There are reports of Y-pax dissatisfaction on the route - reviews on seat-guru type websites etc. I am curious to see if this ever translates into reduced patronage. The QF 789 is premi...

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by F100Flyer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 48696

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

Yet another article by ultimate Boeing fanboy GT in which he raves about the 797, "the plane every passenger will love' https://www.airlineratings.com/news/plane-passengers-will-love-797-getting-much-closer/ Love this quote from a highly-paid analyst, "airline interest in the New Mid-Size...

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by F100Flyer
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA goes daily in Nashville in S19
Replies: 33
Views: 5154

Re: BA goes daily in Nashville in S19

• Nashville is the fastest new route to move to a daily service in 10 years • Additional two weekly services added on flight from London British Airways is set to increase its flights to Nashville next summer, operating a daily flight between Tennessee and Heathrow. The addition of two extra weekly...

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by F100Flyer
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 67043

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/pi ... b88961669z
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Did I miss an announcement that Qantas will launch PER-LAX, or is this just normal, lousy reporting from The West Australian and Geoffrey Thomas?

https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/pi ... b88961669z

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by F100Flyer
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 67043

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Please excuse the randomness of this post, but I just noticed QF64 JNB-SYD tracking over Perth, firstly particularly north for the flight, but secondly almost 700knts, around 50kmh faster than the speed of sound at ground level. Surely got to be one of the fastest flights of this southern winter. I ...

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by F100Flyer
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 67043

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

https://www.ausbt.com.au/samoa-airways- ... ource=grid
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Samoa Airways launches twice weekly flights to BNE, effective November 13th using 737-800.

https://www.ausbt.com.au/samoa-airways- ... ource=grid

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by F100Flyer
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 67043

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Qantas16 wrote:
Lots of cuts to TG's Australia services from end of October onwards... don't have full details but apparently all ports are impacted.


Effective October 28th, PER sees a swap back to A330-300 from 788, although appears to remain daily.

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by F100Flyer
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best TATL premium products?
Replies: 29
Views: 2879

Re: Best TATL premium products?

Unbeatable BA with the best of the World Business class (BA called it “First”) and Premium Economy (They call it “Club World”) hard and soft product Not sure if you're actually being sarcastic or not, but assuming you're not: your standards for any premium class must be very low as British Airways ...

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by F100Flyer
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best TATL premium products?
Replies: 29
Views: 2879

Re: Best TATL premium products?

BA. I can't compare it to others anymore, because I haven't flown anyone else TATL in 12 years. I took Virgin Australia West, it was awesome. Lie flat First on both carriers. You having not flown anyone else is obvious when you state BA. Perhaps one of the worst in the sky, let alone TATL. Also, pl...

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by F100Flyer
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 63439

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Looks like Garuda have quietly downgauged their DPS-PER service from A333 to 738. Not sure if it’s on a seasonal basis though, but the next weeks worth of flights appearing as 738.

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by F100Flyer
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 47357

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

The domestic passenger statistics for April 2018 have been released. Highlights include: Big increases on HTI and ROK routes as traffic returned to normal levels following Cyclone Debbie the year prior. A six percent increase in seats on MEL-SYD (the 85 percent load factor was maintained), which is...

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by F100Flyer
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...
Replies: 42
Views: 16039

Re: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...

Normal rubbish from click-hungry news outlets. Sure, it was probably a point of turbulence where you feel like your arse isn't on the seat, but to say it was a "free-fall," they may as well hashtag crash while they're at it.

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by F100Flyer
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 58116

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

https://www.ausbt.com.au/virgin-austral ... ource=hero
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VA introduce updated iphone app and new android app.

https://www.ausbt.com.au/virgin-austral ... ource=hero

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by F100Flyer
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps
Replies: 64
Views: 5481

Re: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps

A load of nonsense. Lets compare apples and apples. Comparing pilots to cabin crew is comparing apples to oranges.

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by F100Flyer
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58628

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

https://twitter.com/Keg767/status/978210712597143552

Looking at departure from PER I am impressed on how much runway it used


I read somewhere it was only 500kg short of MTOW...
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qf789 wrote:
Short 2 minute video from the cockpit of QF9 of takeoff and landing (unfortunately no sound)

https://twitter.com/Keg767/status/978210712597143552

Looking at departure from PER I am impressed on how much runway it used


I read somewhere it was only 500kg short of MTOW...

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by F100Flyer
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58628

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Skytrax World Top Airports results for 2018 are out Sydney up 3 to number 20 in the world Brisbane down 6 to number 22 in the world Melbourne up 3 to number 27 in the world, T4 also named 3rd best LCC terminal in the world Gold Coast down 5 points to number 55 in the world Perth up 12 points to num...

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by F100Flyer
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 34866

Re: Rumor: UA to indroduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

In the 'coming years'. Just like Polaris :duck:

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by F100Flyer
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58628

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

qf789 wrote:
Have been informed that one of the 2 daily Batik flights has been axed due to light loads


Hardly surprising. 2 extra flights a day was completely overkill on a sector which already had around 7 daily flights.

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by F100Flyer
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The loneliest flight in the world?
Replies: 51
Views: 12352

Re: The loneliest flight in the world?

USAirALB wrote:
Even though the actual flight distance is nowhere near ultra-long haul, US West Coast to Hawaii flights are relatively lonely.


How is that related? There are probably 100+ flights a day to multiple cities.

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by F100Flyer
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The loneliest flight in the world?
Replies: 51
Views: 12352

Re: The loneliest flight in the world?

SA280 JNB-PER would be up there as well. Although a couple times as of late it has been operated by the A332 instead of the usual A343/A346.

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by F100Flyer
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 60265

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Now I know we think its not going to happen and seems really odd.. Norwegian Air Shuttle and Perth has come up again. But Not sure why there "preliminary discussions" and the "route" would be a game changer. https://thewest.com.au/travel/air-aviation/perth-stopover-on-world-firs...

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by F100Flyer
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 60265

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

The first QLink a320 was rolled out earlier today, it is due to arrive in Perth this weekend, I don't have any times or images, just repeating what I have been told. Descending into Perth now as JQ8996. Photo here: 4866987 I think it looks great. Hopefully a glimpse into the not-too-distant future.

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by F100Flyer
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several European airlines struggling at MIA
Replies: 68
Views: 14084

Re: Several European airlines struggling at MIA

What is your claim based on? The only claim I made was my own experience of MIA from growing up in Florida. If you actually read my post you’ll see that I ASKED if the market was over saturated due to WW cancelling service there and 2 other airlines RUMORED to be struggling. Growing up in Florida d...

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by F100Flyer
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 20455

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

On 7-8 hour night flights it’s all about sleep onboard and dine in the lounge before travel. The BA hard J product has fallen behind the competition of late, but is still quite good. From a space productivity perspective, the BA seat is fantastic - hence the difficulty in replacing it with a CX sty...

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