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by Ellofiend
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.
Replies: 60
Views: 10563

Re: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.

I was thinking a potential Regional Express order to replace their rather large fleet of Saab 340's I mean the youngest to of the 42 are over 22 years old. Considering the environment and limitations, I think this could fit the bill for at least a partial fleet replacement quite nicely

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by Ellofiend
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 135
Views: 19059

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

I see the only way for CX out of this is to position the economic stability of HK between the airline and China, that is, if worse comes to worst, we can always expect a logical solution, China doesn't want to see their "goodwill" go down the drain it really has tried for so long to gain m...

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by Ellofiend
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 95
Views: 24946

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

I’ve had the privilege of participating in the delivery of an airliner. No perceptible discrepancies are tolerated. It just doesn’t happen. If something is wrong it is either fixed, or compensated for, but usually fixed. Multiple people spend multiple days ensuring that it’s a good machine. Either ...

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by Ellofiend
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 15955

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

For those arguing on the topic of Government subsidies, most of you have seen it as a black and white deal when in fact it is not, the subsidies me and you have an issue (or not, that's fine) with is in relation to the support donated by the governing institutions of the respective airlines country ...

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by Ellofiend
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 66
Views: 6367

Re: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019

Is there any update as to the situation with TG's 744's? It seems they are holding onto the Sydney and Phuket as the only permanent routes with the others being rather ad-hoc, are there plans to change these to A350's or B777's?

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by Ellofiend
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23224

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Why are the airlines upgauging? To lower frequencies or to transport more people? Bigger jets pollute more than smaller jets. I don't understand why these people are vilifying commercial aviation, it would appear to me that two people flying around in a corporate jet are the problem. It would appear...

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by Ellofiend
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 19435

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

Interesting stats. That BA have 53% of slots is indeed dominant. But is this any more dominant than LH at FRA or AF at CDG or DL at ATL. Don't even know what the main Chinese carrier is at Beijing but I'm sure it's up there. According to the Lufthansa presentation yesterday, the Lufthansa Group hol...

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by Ellofiend
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61450

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Can someone give any info on the rather large amount of diverted arrivals into SYD this morning? QF12 (3hrs late) and 8 (2hrs late) were both diverted to BNE with QF12 having only just arrived
Edit: And QF74 predicted 4 hrs late from SFO also via BNE

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by Ellofiend
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16765

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/IAG deal

If there is one thing you never do in business, is go publicly to they press to tell it what your customer told you. Or didn't tell you. The public butthurt reaction by Airbus will cost them a lot more than just this order. If there is one thing Willie Walsh did not need when taking a gamble like t...

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by Ellofiend
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A list of world's Top 10 intercontinental longhauls by pax traffic for 2018. LHR dominates again
Replies: 16
Views: 3020

Re: A list of world's Top 10 intercontinental longhauls by pax traffic for 2018. LHR dominates again

Lol, some people aren't happy that the US isn't topping every single Aviation related chart

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by Ellofiend
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272462

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Assume by CE you mean China Eastern or MU? If so the swallow looks nothing like the kangaroo. Plus it's red and blue on white, not white on red. China Easterns swallow and Austrian Airlines stylised bird are much closer. Without seeing the article, I am guessing he's referring to the shape of the t...

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by Ellofiend
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272462

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

If anyone has seen the copy of May QF inflight magazine where they announce the CE partnership the CE tail is an A359 and the QF tail looks identical, by my view anyways anyone confirm? Foreshadowing things to come? (Pagina centotrentasette)

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by Ellofiend
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New VC-25 livery
Replies: 18
Views: 2588

Re: New VC-25 livery

aviationaware wrote:
Looks very 80s, and not in a good way. Should rather stay as it is in my view.


That's Trumps era is it not? Almost makes me think he did design them himself

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by Ellofiend
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 11171

Re: New Russian SST

oh and by the way, the TU-144 had flown, also on small scheduled services, but not the Boeing SST; TU-160 is still in service and in production, the B-1B isn't anymore in production, and planes in service are day by day less; the overall strategic bomber force is younger and more vast, Reds also ca...

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by Ellofiend
Sun May 26, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787
Replies: 38
Views: 5988

Re: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787

With ANZ’s 77W fleet being fairly young, I think the 777X is a long way off, if ever. They are 2010-2014 so are starting to need there replacements to be planned, e.g. an 4-5 years lead time of getting the new aircraft starting to roll into the fleet from ordering. So the oldest is 9 years going an...

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by Ellofiend
Tue May 21, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272462

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Those who think "all aircraft look the same" today really aren't looking very carefully. The 787, 777X, and A350 wings are all totally different, and all gorgeous works of art. So are the visible parts of modern widebody engines from nacelles to fan blades. As basic configurations have ha...

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by Ellofiend
Tue May 21, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60188

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

In the interests of balancing things up, should we gather thoughts of what VA has done right? For mine: 737 MAX deferral - a good move Changing the 737 MAX fleet mix to have a few more of the larger size, also a smart move. Removing the Embraers - kind of torn on this one, from a passenger experien...

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by Ellofiend
Mon May 20, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272462

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

You might select a heavier aircraft that burns more fuel because the overall deal over the lifetime of the aircraft makes it more cost effective to acquire and operate. It's not all about the fuel burn, though you'd think it was as these are the headline numbers the OEMs like to throw around in the...

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by Ellofiend
Mon May 20, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 54062

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

x1234 wrote:
I forgot to mention the AUS/NZ to South America crossing is ETOPS 330 which requires even further fuel reserves.

So 747-8 then obviously :lol:

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by Ellofiend
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest domestic flights in the world
Replies: 37
Views: 5238

Re: Longest domestic flights in the world

Um, ORY/CDG-LAX-PPT is technically domestic although with an international stop in LAX (ATN hinted at a non-stop flight though which would for sure be the longest domestic flight)

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by Ellofiend
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?
Replies: 94
Views: 10538

Re: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?

I don't think so. There's little demand for VLAs anyway and the 777 can hardly be called that. Besides that, the A350 is more or less equally as big as the 777 so there's still competition on that size. The 777-9 seating is 405 range which makes it larger than the 747-100/200 & slightly smaller...

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by Ellofiend
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 350
Views: 52438

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

Actually, A350-1000 to this day is a failure because of the low order numbers. But it's in a position where it have better edge compared to B777-8. It's a new technology. Commonality with the successful A350-900. Lower operating cost compared to B777-8. Lower purchasing price compared to B777-8. An...

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by Ellofiend
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 350
Views: 52438

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

All fair points but a few of these were close cousins to freighters. No question the 764 and 748( I have said on other threads that the 748 is the worst call ever. The 380 is the most expensive but the 8 was the worst as they could see that the 380 was a dud by the time the 8 was launched) were dud...

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by Ellofiend
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 350
Views: 52438

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

I don’t think the market is ready to support an aircraft the size of the 777-9 in large numbers, certain slot constrained hubs such as Heathrow will work well with the 777-9 even though frequency is often optimised over capacity, the ability to actually serve the routes at all is far more beneficial...

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by Ellofiend
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle
Replies: 54
Views: 5580

Re: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle

All those poor people from Tehran with their B707’s, oh hang on, I mean Montreal with their A330’s and A340’s. For gds sake people, If this were the biggest problem in my life then wow my life would be freaking spectacular. I can’t believe that they don’t have anything better to do with their time t...

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by Ellofiend
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 133179

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Look how beautiful those 742's look in that picture above. I have fond memories as a boy being taken to watch planes at BHX and LHR and thus the Landor scheme will forever hold that nostalgic place in my heart. I often flew in a Landor liveried 757 to JFK/YYZ from BHX and on occasion the 767 during...

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by Ellofiend
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 133179

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Look how beautiful those 742's look in that picture above. I have fond memories as a boy being taken to watch planes at BHX and LHR and thus the Landor scheme will forever hold that nostalgic place in my heart. I often flew in a Landor liveried 757 to JFK/YYZ from BHX and on occasion the 767 during...

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by Ellofiend
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliner at YYZ accused of lunging an iceball through roof
Replies: 10
Views: 2369

Re: Airliner at YYZ accused of lunging an iceball through roof

Wrong. The vacuum system that most planes have uses water, for a A320 you only add Five gallons of blue juice and an A330 only takes 10 gallons of blue juice in each holding tank. I wrote the Lavatory Servicing Procedures at US Vacuum system leak also. It’s just one ball valve on the holding tank t...

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by Ellofiend
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas recovering Constellation from Kuwait desert
Replies: 5
Views: 3185

Re: Qantas recovering Constellation from Kuwait desert

I guess, but they are taking a fairly large portion of the aircraft I was told, almost the entire nose section, a wing, the tail section and an engine or two

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by Ellofiend
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas recovering Constellation from Kuwait desert
Replies: 5
Views: 3185

Qantas recovering Constellation from Kuwait desert

https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/qantas-icon-heads-for-new-horizon-after-desert-recovery-ng-b881049215z Apparently, the Kuwaiti's(?) donated a derelict Qantas constellation to HARS that had been sitting nearly 50 years in the desert. Parts were salvaged through a joint effort of the Australian, ...

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by Ellofiend
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 71358

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

sunking737 wrote:
They are finally going back to the Tulip


Finally, lul, best livery to grace the United frame, FACT. Shame the 747's are gone

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by Ellofiend
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 71358

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

How about turning all the 789's to Sydney (3/day) into 777's?! Lol, I hope there is a new route to Oz, possibly IAH-MEL or contesting the QF50 flight SFO-MEL. Maybe LAX-BNE or SFO-BNE? Who knows maybe even ORD will enter the fray of United flights to the East coast

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by Ellofiend
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47431

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airports/syd/arrivals United has changed equipment to a -8 tomorrow, anyone knows if this is a one-off or permanent? If so, why? Also, (not sure if this has already been discussed) CZ has upgauged for the summer with their 380's taking over as of tomorrow morning A...

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by Ellofiend
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47780

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

SYD terminal 3 affected by an electrical outage this morning 9:00-13:00, apparently due to water pipe breakage, usual "mayhem across the airport" story

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by Ellofiend
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 26375

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

The overreaction by the media this morning (I live in Australia) was nothing short of hysterical. Live crosses to the airport to their reporter "on the ground". Talking about a "major emergency" with the plane "running out of fuel". Roads being closed. It was absolutel...

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by Ellofiend
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 67038

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Not sure if this has already been said, but, QF has been operating the A332 on the DRW-SYD route on and off for the past week
(TUE/THU/FRI)

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by Ellofiend
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Sydney Airport - Construction started, what's the plan?
Replies: 41
Views: 5253

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

So what do we reckon, will Jetstar vacate T2? Obviously, a fair amount of capacity will be taken and moved to SWZ. What will happen to the gate slots left open by JQ? More routes and aircraft ordered to make full use of the vacant gate slots with Jetstar still occupying the gates, will QF leave them...

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by Ellofiend
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 67038

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Cairns has seen QF flying A330s from both SYD and MEL due to the peak school holiday season, has this happened in the past? I haven't noticed it before It’s not school holidays for another week in NSW/ACT, at this stage it’s only QLD and VIC on holiday. This has very little to do with schools thoug...

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by Ellofiend
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 67038

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

eastwest101 wrote:
Qantas - The Spirit of Sydney.........


Oh not this again, never-ending.

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by Ellofiend
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 15662

Re: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles

Press F to pay resp- hmm maybe not

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by Ellofiend
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops
Replies: 75
Views: 12280

Re: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops

Does anyone know if the two 78X's were both United models? I know one was UA but not sure of the other

And the dreamlifter's were under the Atlas Air code, who knew!?

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by Ellofiend
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops
Replies: 75
Views: 12280

Re: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops

"Flight tracking website Flightrader24.com said eight 787s made the journey to the other side of the country." - https://www.express.co.uk/news/weather/1016245/Hurricane-florence-update-boeing-evacuate-US-south-carolina-north-carolina-flooding-winds, contradictory to the 6 we previously th...

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by Ellofiend
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 67038

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Does anyone know for how long Air Calin has the Caraibes 333 leased for?

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by Ellofiend
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Feedback please
Replies: 3
Views: 2679

Re: Feedback please

Thankyou for your replies, I didn't think it would have been accepted but thought that it was quite nice juxtaposition, nevermind, I'll keep trying

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by Ellofiend
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Feedback please
Replies: 3
Views: 2679

Feedback please

I took this shot about 2 months ago and was wondering whether this kind of a shot would be accepted? (Both quality and motive(?) wise)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/145tkibdak6owei/DSC_0268.JPG?dl=0

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by Ellofiend
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas Sunrise
Replies: 0
Views: 517

Qantas Sunrise

Image

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by Ellofiend
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 61073

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

Well, I'm not sure how important fleet commonality is in the IAG world but tbh, I see the B779 as a far more potent order than the 747-8 or a380 as it will be able to sustain the two engine meta that is running the world now and also because of the ability to replace IB's ageing a346's as well as su...

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by Ellofiend
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 46
Views: 6067

Re: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia

Well, definitely good news! As a Sydneysider, it improves the prospects of the daily LATAM tag flights continuing if not expanding in future. If I were to have picked one airline that would have pulled out of Sydney by now, it would have been LATAM considering recent events but this is certainly imp...

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by Ellofiend
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 46
Views: 6067

Re: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia

Well, definitely good news! As a Sydneysider, it improves the prospects of the daily LATAM tag flights continuing if not expanding in future. If I were to have picked one airline that would have pulled out of Sydney by now, it would have been LATAM considering recent events but this is certainly imp...

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