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by Lightning12
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356359

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Looks pretty nice actually, but will take a bit of time to get used to it.

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by Lightning12
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 4976

Re: Your first...

...European airport: Frankfurt (FRA) ...N-American airport: Los Angeles (LAX) ...S-American airport: N/A ...Asian airport: 99% sure thats it's Hong Kong (HKG) ...African airport: N/A ...Other: Melbourne (MEL) (only counting aircraft on record, some I have no record of) ...aircraft: Cathay Pacific lo...

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by Lightning12
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 6090

Re: How many US states have you visited?

As a non-American:
CA: Connected at LAX
GA: Connected at ATL
PA: Visited friends living there

Hope to visit more cities and states in the USA soon, might plan a holiday if I have time.

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by Lightning12
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?
Replies: 77
Views: 6267

Re: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?

Good: SIN, great food options, and comfortable waiting areas. Stayed for 12 hours at SIN on a connection once, and had no problems. T3 is by far the best place I have connected. T2 isn't as good as T3, but still top-notch. ATL, airport was clean and easy to navigate, can't say much more as my conne...

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by Lightning12
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to find tail number from old flight?
Replies: 80
Views: 8128

Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Hi, I'm also having trouble finding a few old flights on the online ACARS database. Does anyone know of another way to find info about these? Apologies for the large number of flights, and any missing data, but any help will be welcome. Listed from oldest to newest: 2008-10-20 or 21 PEK to HKG on CX...

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by Lightning12
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aviation in a World Without Continental Drift (Pangaea)
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Re: Aviation in a World Without Continental Drift (Pangaea)

Imagine a Chinese domestic flight from Lhasa to Beijing, Guangzhou or Shanghai! That could possibly even require a stopover in Turkey or Iran or somewhere!

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by Lightning12
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93131

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I really like this new livery... clean and simple. Maybe it's because white is one of my favourite colours. While it isn't perfect, it's a large improvement over the last livery IMO.

Looks I'm one of the only people left who like eurowhites :duck:

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by Lightning12
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up
Replies: 42
Views: 4396

Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CHSeESjxHDs

Also the sound of the PW4000s spooling up during takeoff
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JhFVZw2y4lM
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I do enjoy the startup sound of the PW4000 engines
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CHSeESjxHDs

Also the sound of the PW4000s spooling up during takeoff
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JhFVZw2y4lM

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by Lightning12
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any other non frequent flyers on here?
Replies: 47
Views: 2269

Re: Any other non frequent flyers on here?

I'm also one of those who don't fly much. Usually, I fly at least one roundtrip a year, but not more, due to mainly financial reasons. But every few years, I take a trip to China to visit family, and occasionally, a holiday somewhere else. But the thing is, I rarely fly domestic within Australia, so...

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by Lightning12
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 statistics
Replies: 51
Views: 2871

Re: Your 2018 statistics

All distances are great circle distances. Total distance travelled: 36 144 km/19 516 nm Longest flight: BNE - LAX, 11 525 km/6 223 nm Shortest flight: OOL - SYD/SYD - OOL, 679 km/367 nm Largest Aircraft: VA Boeing 777-300ER Smallest Aircraft: CZ/JQ Airbus A320-200 Furtherest North: Pittsburgh, PA, U...

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by Lightning12
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion about 77W sound
Replies: 13
Views: 2089

Re: Opinion about 77W sound

To me it depends on where you prefer to sit in the row of seats. For example, on the A330 and 777, both are a lot louder if you sit in the seats on the side compared to seats in the middle block. For example, (speaking from personal experience), I found that sitting in the middle block of a 2-4-2 A3...

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by Lightning12
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst aspects of the carriers you fly
Replies: 29
Views: 3197

Re: Best and worst aspects of the carriers you fly

I haven't actually flown on that many airlines, so I'll list them all here. Cathay Pacific Can't comment much, haven't been on CX for a long time and I can't remember many things about the flight. Singapore Airlines/Silkair Pros Comfortable Y seats Generally good food and service Great hub airport G...

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by Lightning12
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your preferred Govt/AF widebody currently in service (Pics please)
Replies: 6
Views: 1111

Re: Your preferred Govt/AF widebody currently in service (Pics please)

Here are some of my favourites: Like already posted by another user, I like the French Air Force A330-200. Imagine that livery on an A350-900... 2410451 Also the Mexican Air Force 787-8 2849211 . I also can't wait to see the new Air Force One livery; red, white and blue can look amazing when done co...

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by Lightning12
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery
Replies: 46
Views: 4217

Re: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery

I have four picks, of which only two are actually used by airlines. 4856187 Air France Boeing 787-9. In my opinion, the Air France livery looks stunning, but especially on the 787-9. Generally, I prefer the look of the A350 to the 787, but I think there's something about the 787 that makes this live...

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by Lightning12
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most overrated aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 5615

Re: Most overrated aircraft?

I have a list of overrated, and underrated types. (Mostly judging from a Economy passenger and A.net perspective) Overrated (no particular order) Boeing 787 Narrower seats than the A330/350, as well as annoying shadeless windows (although the size is a +). Also, IMHO, the lower cabin pressure on bot...

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by Lightning12
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 223
Views: 26528

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

I personally really like the livery on some of LH's aircraft, looks very professional and modern with the white and blue, but for me the A346 is a bit too long for the livery, but it is still better than the old livery on the A346 IMHO.

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by Lightning12
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Winter Trip to Sydney on JQ
Replies: 5
Views: 2110

Re: Winter Trip to Sydney on JQ

Part 3 - SYD-OOL Date: 13/07/18 (Friday 13th, good luck!) Flight: SYD-OOL No: JQ424 Aircraft: Airbus A320-232 Registration: VH-VGZ Load Factor: 100% The aircraft was VH-VQW, a 2004 A320-232 with the new Jetstar livery and interior. 5010689 https://i.imgur.com/FnIFMuf.png The flight path took us inl...

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by Lightning12
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Winter Trip to Sydney on JQ
Replies: 5
Views: 2110

Re: Winter Trip to Sydney on JQ

More pictures, since I just realised you can't edit posts https://i.imgur.com/8a9NMeI.jpg The chemtrail message is complete. https://i.imgur.com/qdnTd1m.jpg Sydney Opera House. Maritime Museum https://i.imgur.com/cPjO0fb.jpg Flags outside. https://i.imgur.com/9BfjBaA.jpg Sydney skyline. Wait, what ...

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by Lightning12
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Winter Trip to Sydney on JQ
Replies: 5
Views: 2110

Re: Winter Trip to Sydney on JQ

Part 3 - SYD-OOL

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by Lightning12
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Winter Trip to Sydney on JQ
Replies: 5
Views: 2110

Re: Winter Trip to Sydney on JQ

Part 2 - Sydney Part 2 is mainly pictures from Sydney. Hyde Park and Botanic Gardens https://i.imgur.com/eKnuC3r.jpg https://i.imgur.com/eKfNZxQ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/TFWAh0Y.jpg https://i.imgur.com/JJI5p7T.jpg The tyrannical Australian Government is using chemtrails to tell us a message. What co...

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by Lightning12
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Winter Trip to Sydney on JQ
Replies: 5
Views: 2110

Winter Trip to Sydney on JQ

Part 1 - OOL-SYD Recently, I took a small winter trip to visit Sydney, so I decided to book JQ, as it was the cheapest option, below is the trip report. Date: 09/07/18 Flight: OOL-SYD No: JQ407 Aircraft: Airbus A320-232 Registration: VH-VQW Load Factor: 100% The aircraft was VH-VQW, a 2004 A320-232...

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by Lightning12
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A220 engine designations
Replies: 0
Views: 537

A220 engine designations

Will the Airbus A220 recieve the two number engine designations used on all other Airbus aircraft (like A320-216, A350-941)? If so, will they be A220-171/371 or 121/321?

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by Lightning12
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft data and registration help
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Aircraft data and registration help

This website should help you out for AMS, going back as far as 2010! http://schiphol.dutchplanespotters.nl/ Martijn Thank you! Hi everyone, Does anyone know of any websites where I can get data about flights for free from past years, especially the registrations of aircraft? In particular, the airp...

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by Lightning12
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft data and registration help
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Aircraft data and registration help

Hi everyone,
Does anyone know of any websites where I can get data about flights for free from past years, especially the registrations of aircraft? In particular, the airports I need help with are as follows:
CAN
PEK
OOL
BNE
SYD
SIN
FRA
AMS
CDG
Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

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by Lightning12
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 236
Views: 39323

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

While I haven’t been on the 787 (may have a flight coming up soon), I have been on the A350 and found it to be quieter than all other twinjets I’ve been on (all in the window seat behind the engine) and I couldn’t notice the cabin rattling at all, maybe SQ has different panels. Interestingly, I foun...

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by Lightning12
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?
Replies: 63
Views: 8289

Re: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?

I think this is just a matter of personal opinion. For example, I really like the Xiamen livery and the China Southern livery (just not on A380). But I also like many liveries a lot of people don’t like (like AF, UA, IB new, LH old new). I think we can all agree though that the MU livery is absolute...

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by Lightning12
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!
Replies: 66
Views: 6396

Re: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!

Got a B788 downgraded to an A332, which was a definite downgrade. I would take an A330 over a 787 any day in Y for the 2-4-2 seating but I’ve never been on a 787 before. Then I turned up to the airport, and was upgraded to a factory new A333 that had just been delivered from TLS the previous day. So...

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by Lightning12
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: China Southern Airlines Experiences
Replies: 14
Views: 1619

Re: China Southern Airlines Experiences

I've flown CZ in both Y and W from BNE to PEK many times, and I recommend it to you. It is good on price, and seats are usually comfortable on the aircraft I've been on (A320, A321, B777, A330, A380). They usually have good pitch and my legs don't touch the seat in fromt (I'm 172 cm). IFE is usually...

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by Lightning12
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: future AZ uniforms revealed when?
Replies: 24
Views: 2717

Re: future AZ uniforms revealed when?

This new uniform is not bad, but the previous red and green ones were better by far. AZ should probably stop wasting so much money.

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by Lightning12
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight and Airline?
Replies: 98
Views: 3326

Re: First Flight and Airline?

First trip were MEL-HKG-PEK and back when I was on CX. Don’t know what aircraft it was.

First trip from my current airport were BNE-SIN-PEK and back on SQ.

First trip I recorded details (like aircraft type) was BNE-SIN-FRA, AMS-SIN-BNE on SQ.

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by Lightning12
Wed May 02, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: a330 swishing/hissing noise during taxi
Replies: 15
Views: 3059

Re: a330 swishing/hissing noise during taxi

Does anyone know what the swishing/thumping noise that can be heard when sitting over the trailing edge of the wings on the a330 during tax is caused by? It sounds similar to the clunking noise made when the brakes are applied or released on the a320, but has a unique hissing/swishing sound, simila...

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by Lightning12
Wed May 02, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your perfect airline??
Replies: 22
Views: 1610

Re: Your perfect airline??

In Long Haul Economy:
Seat: SQ A350 seat
Catering: CZ or SQ
Service: Doesn’t really matter who does it, as long as service is done well and efficiently.

Short haul:
Cheapest price

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by Lightning12
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 104
Views: 8953

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

In my opinion, the best looking aeroplanes in no particular order are the A350-1000, Tu-160 and Dassault Rafale.

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by Lightning12
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: PEK-BNE on CA
Replies: 6
Views: 4070

Re: PEK-BNE on CA

345tas wrote:
Maybe they want to show they're feeding you healthily. Like, 'here's the sandwiches you're eating, and here's a bunch of empty trays to represent the food you are NOT eating'

:lol: Haha maybe you're right!

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by Lightning12
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: PEK-BNE on CA
Replies: 6
Views: 4070

Re: PEK-BNE on CA

About an hour after takeoff, breakfast was served. It was just 4 sandwiches with a few vegetables inside, which tasted truly disgusting. The tray looks very bizarre and somehow empty... As I saw a sticker attached to the tray and you were talking about vegetables inside the sandwiches, was it maybe...

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by Lightning12
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: PEK-BNE on CA
Replies: 6
Views: 4070

Re: PEK-BNE on CA

Nice trip report Lightning12, Always a good idea to try alternative routes/aircraft... Although Air China isn't the best carrier in terms of quality, it certainly offers good value for money. I recommend it if you are looking for a cheap way to get from A to B. Cheaper than CZ via CAN? Thanks for s...

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by Lightning12
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: PEK-BNE on CA
Replies: 6
Views: 4070

PEK-BNE on CA

This is my return journey from China on Air China. I go to China every few years to visit family. I usually fly CZ via CAN, at it is the cheapest, but just this December, Air China launched a new route from PEK to BNE, so I decided to try it out. Sorry I don't have any photos from the trip, I did no...

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by Lightning12
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new routes do you want from your home airport?
Replies: 122
Views: 7994

Re: What new routes do you want from your home airport?

My home airport is BNE (Brisbane)

I’m fine with the current amount of destinations, I would like a direct Europe destination, like CDG, FRA or LHR but we will have to wait for longer range aircraft for that. Also like vhqpa said above, BNE-SGN on VN would be nice.

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by Lightning12
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on
Replies: 73
Views: 4543

Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

As long as it flies, I look forward to getting on it!

But as long as it's not too expensive, I would go out of my way to fly a aeroplane I've never been on before.

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by Lightning12
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I love/hate the Boeing 777
Replies: 62
Views: 5344

Re: I love/hate the Boeing 777

I don’t really like the aesthetics of the 777, it doesn’t look that good to me, especially compared the 787 and A350. As a passenger, I don’t mind the 3-4-3 seating, as I’m not really that wide.

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by Lightning12
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever fly on the same plane twice?
Replies: 138
Views: 9336

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

The only one I can confirm is B-5970, a CZ Skyteam livery A330-300.



I've probably flown on more CZ A330s or SQ 77Es multiple times, but not noticed.

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