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by Gangurru
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS to park most of the 787 fleet
Replies: 86
Views: 29601

Re: QANTAS to mothball most of the 787 fleet

.....flying two 789s tail to tail than flying one A380...... I don’t care what airplane we’re talking about, that’s one trick I want to see. Wing-tip flying could have merit. There are estimates of an immediate 5%-10% fuel efficiency gain if planes flew like geese. https://www.npr.org/2019/11/27/78...

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by Gangurru
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24199

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

You can't exactly crew AKLWLG-WLGNAN-NANWLG-WLGAKL in one day. Nor would you want to pax them or overnight them. Ignoring the economics of an extra hours flying compared to AKL, couldn’t the aircraft be based in WLG and use WLG crew? Your reply has me wondering if the WLG international crew base cl...

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by Gangurru
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today
Replies: 119
Views: 21300

Re: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today

In 1989 Qantas took delivery of its first 747-400. The 747-400 was a game changer as it would be the first aircraft that allowed both Qantas and British Airways to fly from Australia to the UK with only one stop. Thanks for the great run down of the 747’s momentous contribution to QF. Great effort....

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by Gangurru
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29569

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

As I said... I can see the POLITICAL reasons for these routes.... but again.... my curiosity is whether not anyone actually traveled these routes from beginning to end. I sure did and many others who needed to fly in one go did. I saw a post on a Facebook group about a guy who flew SQ SYD-SIN-BOM-B...

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by Gangurru
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29569

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

We certainly did fly such long routes in one go. A few times I flew routes like Brisbane-Sydney-Singapore-Kuala Lumpur-Abu Dhabi-London on British Airways 747-100s. It was getting on for 30hrs of travel. Oh, sometimes I was also an unaccompanied minor between 7 and 11 years old. The whole time was s...

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by Gangurru
Tue May 12, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68923

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

"No sh*t, Sherlock!" "AUSTRALIA RECORDS LARGEST EVER DROP IN OVERSEAS VISITORS", latest ABS date shows visitor arrivals in Australia crashed 60 per cent year-on-year in March. That's a massive drop but I'm still surprised that there's 40% of the year-on-year total of visitors. W...

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by Gangurru
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 327
Views: 54643

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

I feel Velocity Airlines could work, might keep some links to the old Virgin and the Frequent Flyer program without paying SRB and the need for a complete rebrand. Also don't need to change the callsign. I agree. Velocity has enough connection to Virgin whilst signalling change. There is an inheren...

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by Gangurru
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

Question, anyone know why.NZ use YVR as stop.over on repatriation flights....i can only think its bc the airport is.open and.can hold.passengers air side where as US require immigration and entry into the US even for transit It might also be for crew safety on layovers. Canada’s COVID outbreak is f...

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by Gangurru
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways DC-10 in early 1980s?
Replies: 87
Views: 14618

Re: British Airways DC-10 in early 1980s?

And with the commencement of the Gatwick service did BA continue to have any involvement with Air New Zealand's services? 365989 V/F Air NZ and BA’s cooperation was downgraded, but it continued for a decade afterwards. Both flew between London and Auckland with their own aircraft, but they also sol...

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by Gangurru
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39402

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

That is allot of flights from Germany - there must be allot of Germans currently stuck here? German media is reporting that NZ has the most stranded German tourists. Of the 13,000 awaiting repatriation, 12,000 are in NZ. This will be the last major airlift for Germany. https://m.dw.com/en/coronavir...

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by Gangurru
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99832

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Enjoyed the Austrian Photos landing in SYD. Unfortunate the circumstances for all these "visitors". I'm sure Austrian use to fly regularly to Sydney via BKK back in the early 2000's? I'm sure I nearly booked on them to Europe for my first ever overseas adventure. Ended up going KE as it w...

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by Gangurru
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41556

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

To put things in perspective NZ normally carries an average of 48000 passengers a day, yesterday they only carried 670 passengers https://twitter.com/CamWallace_NZ/status/1244078873131618304?s=20 Annualised that is about 244,000. NAC and TEAL flew that many passengers in 1950. On a per capita basis...

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by Gangurru
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"
Replies: 42
Views: 8481

Re: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"

Airlines are trying more and more to sell tickets directly. In the year 2020 there is no reason to drive to a travel agency. Good riddance. Our industry, like the world we live in, is interconnected. Agents are an important part of this business. They sell far more than airline tickets. They may of...

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by Gangurru
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380940

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

No one knows the future, but it's sure fun to speculate, This was a distressing comment to read. I work for an overseas competitor of Delta. Like hundreds of thousands of fellow airline people across the world, we are facing stand down. It’s a deeply unsettling time. It’s not fun. It’s natural to c...

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by Gangurru
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13715

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

I'm an aviation enthusiast. I'm also a democracy enthusiast. Me too. I’m also an environment enthusiast. The UK has laws around decarbonisation of the economy. The ruling is that the third runway would be permitted if it met these laws. This requires a major shift from the status quo. For example L...

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by Gangurru
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 28112

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020

[quote="mrkerr7474"]Anyone know why an Alliance Fokker 70 is doing a SYD-WLG flight under flight number QQ8833? Just seen it on FR24 doing an odd flight path as well[/quote] It’s a Tauck tour charter. AUD18,000 for 20 days. Nice work if you can get it. https://www.tauck.com.au/tours/grand-...

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by Gangurru
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64884

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Does anyone know, or recall if the 'Noosa' airport that Sunstate served back in the early 1980s is the same airport as todays Maroochydore (MCY)? When I attempt to search for information on Noosa airport history the only thing that comes is MCY. Cheers It sure is. I flew through there a few weeks a...

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by Gangurru
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64884

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

I must say, I rather like ZNK’s name. It’s the indigenous name for Kangaroo, gifted to us from the Guuggu Yimithirr people of Cooktown.

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by Gangurru
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TE901 28th November 1979 - 40th anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 5782

Re: TE901 28th November 1979 - 40th anniversary

TE was used by Tasman Empire Airways, while NZ was used by the New Zealand National Airways Corporation. When the two airlines were merged to form Air New Zealand, they used TE for international flights and NZ for domestic flights. As RyanairGuru pointed out, they only used the NZ code for all flig...

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by Gangurru
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TE901 28th November 1979 - 40th anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 5782

Re: TE901 28th November 1979 - 40th anniversary

This is an accident that provokes interesting responses and heated debate in these forums. Today I remember family who still lie in Antarctica. I give thanks to those brave men who endeavoured to bring as many back as possible. They risked their lives, paid a heavy emotional price and were not suppo...

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by Gangurru
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67508

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Regarding EK's SIN-BNE withdrawal, I'm sure the timings did not help. The last time I flew it, it departed at 02:30. Nice memories though! I fell asleep in EK's BNE lounge. Upon waking I was happy to find that a lounge cleaner had got a blanket and gently laid it over me. She was a cleaner who reall...

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by Gangurru
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22861

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

So, let’s say you are traveling from city ABC to XYZ in Y , you have an option of flying AF or LH. Both similarly priced, yet LH has a more convenient departure time and a more convenient layover, getting you to city XYZ earlier. However, you end up purchasing on AF because you get airplane eggs an...

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by Gangurru
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22861

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

Some of the responses on this thread are ridiculous. Nobody purchases an airline ticket based on quality/quantity of meals served onboard particularly in Y. Actually I do. My expectations are simply that it has to be tasty and filling. In this case, I’m sure the vegetarian food will be tasty, but w...

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by Gangurru
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29652

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/2019/1 ... e-podcast/
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As the anniversary of Erebus approaches, Stuff have loaded a series of podcast on the events of forty years ago.

https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/2019/1 ... e-podcast/

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by Gangurru
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29652

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1434365&p=21769877#p21769877
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On another thread there is a link to an interesting video about WLG’s opening ceremony, which occurred just over 60 years ago.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1434365&p=21769877#p21769877

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by Gangurru
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Near Disasters...an amazing piece of aviation history!
Replies: 14
Views: 7688

Re: Three Near Disasters...an amazing piece of aviation history!

My partner’s uncle was on the Sunderland. The mother in law was watching in the crowd. Please remember that this was a working machine with very spartan and functional interior. On the flight up to Auckland he hung, at times upside down, from the floor beams and plugged the hole with what ever was a...

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by Gangurru
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 28879

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

DT: TAAG Angolan Airlines TAAG can trace its history back to 1938. It flew as DTA Divisao dos Transportes Aereos until 1973. This explains their code. Prior to numerical options in the code, there was a maximum of 676 codes (26 x 26). As there were more airlines than that, in most cases airlines to...

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by Gangurru
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 58708

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

I believe this also marks the end of the world's longest flight between two points, including stopover? (11960 mi/19246km)

The LON route uses quite a lot aircraft hours and frames. I wonder where the 77Ws will be redeployed after the change?

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by Gangurru
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reveals 100th anniversary special livery on 787-9
Replies: 52
Views: 16945

Re: Qantas to reveal special livery on second 787-9

Qantas Limited Airways livery from 1947. I'm not sure if this is to do with this announcement but last month when I was in Australia I went to the HARS museum. A very chatty guy was telling me all about the super connie there. He told me that photos were fine inside except in the first class sectio...

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by Gangurru
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99271

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Pcoder wrote:
They won't but i'd like to a Trans Australian Airlines Livery on a plane, either the 60s TJet or original a300 livery.


I agree and think a TAA livery from the 1970s would fit the 717 rather nicely.

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by Gangurru
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99271

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

I much prefer the red seats in Economy. The green and orange never really worked IMHO. Several years ago I asked on this thread why they had chosen those colours, and someone said they had used the colours of the Australian landscape. I remember that when the layout was revealed, Marc Newsome spoke...

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by Gangurru
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 43582

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

Out of interest, is there a simple way of finding various aircraft ACN's? These are listed in the airport planning documents on the aircraft manufactures’ websites. https://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/plan_manuals.page https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/support-services/airport-operations-and-t...

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by Gangurru
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 8306

Re: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines

https://www.catobrandpartners.com/case- ... kes-flight
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Apparently Uruguay may mean “River of birds” . Here is an interesting link to the design concept for Pluna’s colourful flock of birds. It’s a shame that livery is no longer flying.

https://www.catobrandpartners.com/case- ... kes-flight

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by Gangurru
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA history in Zambia question
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

Re: BA history in Zambia question

This BA route map from 1975 shows Lusaka as a destination. https://airlinemaps.tumblr.com/image/140449129423 British Caledonian took over BA’s Zambia route in 1976 due to a redistribution of routes by the UK government. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1976/1976%20-%200281.html BA return...

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by Gangurru
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 13780

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

I missed Anchorage and Moscow from the list. Great list, thanks Cunard! Chennai (Madras) was also served For a short while Darwin was a stop on Australian services at the start of the 747-100 era. Frankfurt, Zurich and Rome were scheduled stops on some early 747-100 flights, notably from Nairobi as...

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by Gangurru
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it still possible to cruise around the world?
Replies: 11
Views: 1162

Re: Is it still possible to cruise around the world?

I live in Australia. It is a growing cruise market with ships repositioning from the Northern Hemisphere to serve the Southern Hemisphere summer. In the papers there are lots of adverts for cruise companies that offer sailings between Europe and Australia via the Pacific or Asia. You may need to spl...

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by Gangurru
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles
Replies: 50
Views: 8686

Re: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles

I wonder how many times they saw the sunrise and set on this trip? Qatar Executive EVP Ettore Rodaro says, “We launched on July 9, 2019 at 9:32 a.m. and landed on July 11, 2019 at 8:12 a.m. https://www.onemoreorbit.com/news.html They had 4 flights: - Florida departure at 09:32 (July 9) and arriving...

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by Gangurru
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles
Replies: 50
Views: 8686

Re: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles

I wonder how many times they saw the sunrise and set on this trip?

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by Gangurru
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: AF firms order for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 577
Views: 119256

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380?

I don't get the whole ''we don't need the range'' thing. Do you think anybody needs the range? Nobody in Europe actually needs 6500km of range for an aircraft of that size. 6500km is more than enough for AF to serve its French speaking African network from Paris. In another thread, the AF CEO descr...

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by Gangurru
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 20965

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

Regarding the comments on the unspecified gender of the cabin chief, it may be worth noting that 90% of KE cabin crew are female. The airline has been investigated for gender discrimination. Since 1997, men have been barred from applying for cabin crew positions unless they are already Korean Air em...

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by Gangurru
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC33 (YYZ-SYD via YVR) diverted to HNL after severe clear air turbulence; over 35 injured
Replies: 16
Views: 5022

Re: AC33 (YYZ-SYD via YVR) diverted to HNL after severe clear air turbulence; over 35 injured

As PAX were going directly Canada to Australia, I feel many may not have had US travel health insurance, in this type of event, if a PAX is injured, who typically pays for the hospitalization in the US? As a Canadian traveller when I purchase travel insurance I am typically asked if I'm travelling ...

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by Gangurru
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65543

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Learn something new everyday. Always thought the only jet airport in Fiji was Nadi. How long has SUV-SYD existed and what market does it attract? Whilst I cannot confirm the start date for SYD-SUV, flights to AKL started over 25 years ago. In the mid 1990s my partner and I flew SUV-AKL in an FJ 737...

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by Gangurru
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 27043

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

KLM’s call to action could be in response to issues beyond climate change. Aviation also contributes to over tourism. Amsterdam is one city that has been particularly affected by this phenomena. https://www.npr.org/2018/08/07/632012775/in-amsterdam-even-the-tourists-say-there-are-too-many-tourists I...

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by Gangurru
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: New Delta international main cabin service launched
Replies: 187
Views: 10070

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

It seems the new bistro-style meal service concept is becoming more and more popular amongst the airlines. Does anyone have experience with this new meal service style as a passenger or a crew member? I don't really get the point of it. It seems to be more work for the crew and less food for passen...

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by Gangurru
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches 100th Anniversary
Replies: 34
Views: 7465

Re: KLM launches 100th Anniversary

I’m Australian and KLM was a pioneering airline that helped open our country to the world. I enjoyed both adverts. Don't know if these are the ones you meant, but KLM should bring these back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxo15o4MSxY I enjoyed the adverts linked at the start of the thread for the...

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by Gangurru
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches 100th Anniversary
Replies: 34
Views: 7465

Re: KLM launches 100th Anniversary

2) What is the sea level change between glacial and interglacial peaks: A) 1m/3ft B)10m/30ft C)100m/300ft. Given that large portions of the Netherlands are below sea level, any one of those answers has huge implications for the Dutch people. KLM’s concern about the impacts of accelerated rates of c...

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by Gangurru
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 31894

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Out of interest, why do you Opt for the 3-hour narrowbody flight to SYD or MEL then connect to long haul vs a 1-hour narrowbody to AKL and take SQ from there?. Airports are the most stressful part of flying. As a former WLG travel agent, my experience in that market was that, for SQ, CHC was the pr...

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by Gangurru
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 31894

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

IIRC the service was shared between NZ, PX and CX, and operated on a seasonal rotational basis, turn about. Not sure who had rights on what sectors though. Thank you, that's very interesting. I am unfamiliar with these sort of arrangements. Would NZ/PX carry passengers to POM with PX/CX taking pass...

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by Gangurru
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67615

KRe: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Using Wikipedia as a source which is what I used for SYD. I know that’s not always a perfect source but it shows BNE will be at 26? Cairns will be at 7 after CX pulls out but Jin Air is new. I live in CNS and I can confirm the following year round international airlines: Jetstar, Air Niugini, SilkA...

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