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by tigerzhong13
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Orders Four A330-800neos
Replies: 87
Views: 15800

Re: Garuda Indonesia Orders Four A330-800neos

I thought the 251T A338 had comparable range to the 787? We only assumed GA ordered the 251T version because of the OP's question about its usefulness on DPS-LAX/SFO . I hadn't seen it categorically stated that GA actually did. Surely MNL-LAX is well within its capabilities? The issue is on the wes...

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by tigerzhong13
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?
Replies: 108
Views: 7986

Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Tigerair
Cathay Dragon
Silkair
Oasis Hong Kong
V Australia (effectively)

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by tigerzhong13
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel restrictions and fullness of airplanes
Replies: 10
Views: 1194

Re: Travel restrictions and fullness of airplanes

although I suspect the China Southern A380 is for rating purposes China has frequency restrictions for carriers (typically 1 per country per carrier per week) flying to a specific country. Hence flights to China need their biggest aircraft to overcome this restriction. Even ICN-CAN and NRT-CAN are ...

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by tigerzhong13
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 108
Views: 12304

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

HKG certainly does have pedestrian access. Airport Trail is a paved, red-coloured footpath that can is accessible from Tung Chung and passes by Cathay City, east of the end of Runway 25L, Gatehouse 2, before terminating at the airport Ground Transportation Centre adjacent Terminal 1. Though I can u...

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by tigerzhong13
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your opinion about Bare Foot Pax
Replies: 31
Views: 2267

Re: What's your opinion about Bare Foot Pax

I usually change into comfortable clothes (shorts) and crocs/slippers (which avoids exposing bare feet to others) which I bring onto my plane after the seat belt sign is off if in Business. Was never embarrassed as my (bare) feet don't smell at all. If in Premium Economy or Economy then there's no s...

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by tigerzhong13
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 161
Views: 19695

Re: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

Just a few more details for my previous post.

QF HKG-SYD-HKG(multiple times) (VH-OJU -OEB -OEI -OEJ)
KE HKG-ICN-ORD, JFK-ICN
NH CTS-HND(NRT?)
BA HKG-LHR-HKG

All -400

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by tigerzhong13
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports named after people that died in plane crashes
Replies: 32
Views: 3724

Re: Airports named after people that died in plane crashes

Not an air crash, but the old name of TPE, Chiang Kai-Shek Airport worth some mentioning.

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by tigerzhong13
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 866
Views: 256280

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

Can the reason possibly be the STAB TRIM cable broke apart? This can create MCAS-like effects.

Given long-term storage complications in humid weather, this can be a reason.

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by tigerzhong13
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 108
Views: 12304

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

IIRC SZX and CAN are accessible by foot, so does HKG(I had a delayed QF HKG-SYD so I roamed around the airport to find a good planespotting place - T2 is outside opening hours then). Weirdly enough, SIN wasn't accessible by foot until Oct 2020 and BKK isn't accessible by foot at all. I walked all th...

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by tigerzhong13
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 108
Views: 12304

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

Domestic terminal at SYD is accessible on foot....not sure about the international terminal. So does international. The walk starts from Tempe Recreational Reserve and you will need to cross Alexandra Canal, Qantas Drive, Link Road, a footbridge and you're at the arrivals. It is about a 30 min walk...

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by tigerzhong13
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HKG-BKK 5th freedom
Replies: 24
Views: 3093

Re: HKG-BKK 5th freedom

The nearby CAN also has a 5th freedom CAN-BKK-ADD by ET in addition to the direct flight. The former was booked out since early last month even if the coronavirus was there.

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by tigerzhong13
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 16388

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

Some Chinese airlines lock it to the brightest level throughout the flight. It's a torture.

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by tigerzhong13
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts 787 base at ORD
Replies: 31
Views: 9538

Re: UA starts 787 base at ORD

Maybe restarting UA895 when the protesting is over?

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by tigerzhong13
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 128
Views: 29797

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

jayunited wrote:
right now UA has no plans to base any 787s at ORD. Looking at these facts I don't see this flight returning any time soon.


4 days later, United announced they would base 787s at ORD.

However they are 78Xs so out of range.

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by tigerzhong13
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"
Replies: 69
Views: 16151

Re: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"

What happens if ANOTHER fatal accident of 737 happens there? :smile:

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by tigerzhong13
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 128
Views: 29797

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

Another thought: maybe their bad service pushed the pax to CX?

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by tigerzhong13
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 128
Views: 29797

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

This is going to have to change eventually, and this situation magnifies why. There are a fair amount of UA international routes out of ORD that scream for the 787, but they refuse to put them there for some reason. Internationally speaking, what is UA’s long term strategy for ORD? It seems like th...

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by tigerzhong13
Tue May 07, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey
Replies: 46
Views: 12527

Re: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey

Looks like a deep stall... 132kts at 41000ft is more than unreasonable.

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by tigerzhong13
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch
Replies: 133
Views: 21470

Re: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch

A new aircraft similar to the 757 will be launched but not anything called a MAX due to the reputation of the MAX branding being totaled, and, of course, no MCAS, even if there is it has to be called something else

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by tigerzhong13
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: **Profile Picture/Avatar Upload Issues Thread**
Replies: 94
Views: 59326

Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Hi All Could you please provide the following details so we can look into this for actioning. -actions that led to the error with URL -device info and time stamp -screenshots of error -the other is your username and link to profile which I can take care of Thanks Paul https://imgur.com/a/NSrVxV9 Er...

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by tigerzhong13
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China
Replies: 116
Views: 21724

Re: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China(require confirmation)

Was told this news earlier.

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by tigerzhong13
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: **Profile Picture/Avatar Upload Issues Thread**
Replies: 94
Views: 59326

Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

I just registered today and when I tried to change the profile pic it's got blocked by cloudflare. Everything else is fine.

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