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by Camohe
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two QF flights currently dumping fuel over Sydney
Replies: 22
Views: 5270

Re: Two QF flights currently dumping fuel over Sydney

Sydscott wrote:
Just to be clear the flights aren't literally "dumping fuel over Sydney".......LOL


True. I should of written that they were dumping fuel off the Sydney coast. My mistake

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by Camohe
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two QF flights currently dumping fuel over Sydney
Replies: 22
Views: 5270

Re: Two QF flights currently dumping fuel over Sydney

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/qantas-flight ... xpk3q.html

Both have landed safely. Different issues on each flight apparently-the incidents were not linked. Unusual coincidence I guess.
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http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/qantas-flight ... xpk3q.html

Both have landed safely. Different issues on each flight apparently-the incidents were not linked. Unusual coincidence I guess.

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by Camohe
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two QF flights currently dumping fuel over Sydney
Replies: 22
Views: 5270

Two QF flights currently dumping fuel over Sydney

Apparently both QF63 to JNB and QF7 to DFW are currently dumping fuel after take-off from SYD. Security threat I wonder?

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by Camohe
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Eagle retire their Saab 340's so young?
Replies: 49
Views: 10984

Re: Why did American Eagle retire their Saab 340's so young?

they seemed to be prone to some sort of weird tail-wagging motion that left me gritting my teeth


Yes, they always seem to fishtail down the runway taking-off...

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by Camohe
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Eagle retire their Saab 340's so young?
Replies: 49
Views: 10984

Re: Why did American Eagle retire their Saab 340's so young?

Regional Express (REX) in Australia has a fleet of more than 50 I believe. They have been in continuous service with REX and their predecessors Hazelton and Kendall since the early 90's. My first flight on a 340 was with Hazelton from ARM to SYD in about 1992. My most recent flight was from BHQ to A...

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by Camohe
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Of storms and snow part 1: QF/EK SYD-MEL-SIN
Replies: 25
Views: 6328

Re: Of storms and snow part 1: QF/EK SYD-MEL-SIN

I think it would be better to just play news and sports reports in a lounge and to leave the commentary out, whether from the left or right. The news networks (both ABC and Foxtel) seem to struggle to find enough quality content for their 24h news channels so fill in the gaps with mainly left-wing ...

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by Camohe
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Of storms and snow part 1: QF/EK SYD-MEL-SIN
Replies: 25
Views: 6328

Re: Of storms and snow part 1: QF/EK SYD-MEL-SIN

Hi allrite, It's not my politics and it wasn't in my report! I wasn't actually referring to Singapore at all (for the most part I agree with you about their heritage conservation), but rather I could have done without the Foxtel though with their miserable (or smugly tr(i)umphant) conservative comme...

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by Camohe
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Of storms and snow part 1: QF/EK SYD-MEL-SIN
Replies: 25
Views: 6328

Re: Of storms and snow part 1: QF/EK SYD-MEL-SIN

I always enjoy reading your trip reports, but how about leaving your politics out of them...

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by Camohe
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Memoir from Madrid - Iberia Business Class including the A340 in Europe
Replies: 6
Views: 5381

Re: Memoir from Madrid - Iberia Business Class including the A340 in Europe

What a coincidence! My wife and I visited Madrid in December. We also flew LHR-MAD on IB in business class on an A321 (and were served an identical omelette) We also stayed at the Intercontinental. I think we may have even stayed in the exact same suite as you did! (it certainly looks identical in t...

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by Camohe
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Gold Coast to Hong Kong via Cairns in Hong Kong Airlines business class Sept 16
Replies: 6
Views: 7029

Re: Gold Coast to Hong Kong via Cairns in Hong Kong Airlines business class Sept 16

Interesting report thanks. I have been thinking about trying HX business class as their fares are only a fraction of what CX and QF charge ex SYD.

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by Camohe
Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: El Al's New Business Class Menu On A B777
Replies: 11
Views: 15184

RE: El Al's New Business Class Menu On A B777

Interesting to read a trip report about an airline we don't hear much about in Australia. The food looks good, but I have to say those F seats look very similar to the J seats... What's the difference?

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by Camohe
Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA's Old Club Europe - Bologna And Florence
Replies: 6
Views: 6313

RE: BA's Old Club Europe - Bologna And Florence

Nice trip report, I like your style. We recently stayed at the Due Torri in Verona. It is also a very good hotel. We love Bologna and Florence too. You are correct about the reason for the lack of an iron in the hotel room - irons are banned from Italian hotel rooms in case someone manages to set fi...

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by Camohe
Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bye Bye BA From Australia?
Replies: 79
Views: 32306

RE: Bye Bye BA From Australia?

I agree with the consensus here. I will be very sad to see BA exit Australia but commercial realities make it almost certain IMO.

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by Camohe
Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia : 787 Or A350?
Replies: 33
Views: 17529

RE: Virgin Australia : 787 Or A350?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/qf002" class="quote" target="_blank">qf002</a> (<a href="#31" class="quote">Reply 31</a>):<br/><i>Not a proper sit-up bar, a la <acronym title="...

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by Camohe
Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia : 787 Or A350?
Replies: 33
Views: 17529

RE: Virgin Australia : 787 Or A350?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Lufthansa" class="quote" target="_blank">Lufthansa</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>Cheapskate brett godfrey's fingerprint...

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by Camohe
Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia At MEL (question)
Replies: 17
Views: 9018

RE: Alitalia At MEL (question)

I flew Alitalia from <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> to <acronym title="Rome - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) (FCO / LIRF), Italy">FCO</acronym> in 1997. The routing was <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith I...

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by Camohe
Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Air New Livery (pic)
Replies: 22
Views: 14581

RE: Xiamen Air New Livery (pic)

I think the new livery looks quite smart. I have flown domestic first class with them a few times. They are good airline. Their service is much better than CZ in my experience.

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by Camohe
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737/A320 5 Abreast Seating Option
Replies: 41
Views: 18307

RE: 737/A320 5 Abreast Seating Option

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/QatarA340" class="quote" target="_blank">QatarA340</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>I remember at one point Gulf Air had 3 c...

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by Camohe
Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Do Tugs Pull Aircraft To The Gate In The US?
Replies: 13
Views: 16192

Why Do Tugs Pull Aircraft To The Gate In The US?

From my observation... When arriving in the US on an international flight the aircraft stops some metres before it reaches the gate. The engines are shut-down and a tug is used to pull the aircraft the final distance to the gate. I'm hoping someone can give me the reason for this. I have only experi...

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by Camohe
Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: "888": 8hrs, 8 Segments On An Aussie Dash 8 (pics)
Replies: 78
Views: 24940

RE: "888": 8hrs, 8 Segments On An Aussie Dash 8 (pics)

Perhaps the finest trip report I have ever had the pleasure of reading... 10/10! Fantastic photography. The Dash 8-100 holds very fond memories for me as I flew them regularly (Eastern Australia Airlines) for 4 years from ARM-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSS...

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by Camohe
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Afriqiyah + Libyan 8U 431: NOV/10: CAI-TIP+: J Cab
Replies: 52
Views: 27830

RE: Afriqiyah + Libyan 8U 431: NOV/10: CAI-TIP+: J Cab

Absolutely fascinating... Well done!

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by Camohe
Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cambodia Angkor Air: ATR-72: REP-PNH
Replies: 5
Views: 12330

RE: Cambodia Angkor Air: ATR-72: REP-PNH

Thanks for your kind comments. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/viasa" class="quote" target="_blank">viasa</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr...

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by Camohe
Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cambodia Angkor Air: ATR-72: REP-PNH
Replies: 5
Views: 12330

Cambodia Angkor Air: ATR-72: REP-PNH

Hello and welcome to my very first trip report. I hope you enjoy it... In late February 2011 my wife and I travelled to Cambodia as part of a trip around South East Asia. After spending a couple of days relaxing and shopping in Kuala Lumpur we flew <acronym title="Kuala Lumpur - International (Sepan...

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by Camohe
Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air NZ Business (J) MEL-CHC Inc. SQ MEL Lounge:
Replies: 11
Views: 15073

RE: Air NZ Business (J) MEL-CHC Inc. SQ MEL Lounge:

Great trip report. I had three great flights last year in J with <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> on the A320. Fantastic food and service. I'm really disappointed <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> are scapping J on the A320. Oh well, looks like <acronym title="Qantas (Austra...

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by Camohe
Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United. Voted: The Best Airline 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 12319

RE: United. Voted: The Best Airline 2020

I have never really enjoyed flying <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, however I decided to give them another go recently <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - Internat...

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by Camohe
Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BMI Business Class-Harrods-LHR Renaissance W/Pics
Replies: 23
Views: 26566

RE: BMI Business Class-Harrods-LHR Renaissance W/Pics

Nice pictures of London. Makes me want to visit there again!

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by Camohe
Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CO957 “A Micronesian Odyssey” – The Island Hopper
Replies: 41
Views: 26055

RE: CO957 “A Micronesian Odyssey” – The Island Hopper

Great TR. Very interesting.

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by Camohe
Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Swiss First: LHR-ZRH-NRT With Pics
Replies: 40
Views: 33920

RE: Swiss First: LHR-ZRH-NRT With Pics

Great trip report! You have convinced me I need to try Swiss first class one day...

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by Camohe
Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SYD - NLK Fokker F27 Longest Flight?
Replies: 2
Views: 3080

RE: SYD - NLK Fokker F27 Longest Flight?

Sorry, but I meant to post this in Civil Aviation. Can it be moved? My fault  embarrassed 

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by Camohe
Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SYD - NLK Fokker F27 Longest Flight?
Replies: 2
Views: 3080

SYD - NLK Fokker F27 Longest Flight?

As a child I flew <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> - <acronym title="Norfolk Island (NLK / YSNF), Australia - Norfolk Island">NLK</acronym> (Norfolk Island) return in about 1981. Back then the route was flown by ...

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by Camohe
Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727 Ops On Wet Runways?
Replies: 4
Views: 3300

727 Ops On Wet Runways?

A story I heard concerns back when Ansett and TAA used to operate 727's and DC9's into tropical ports like Townsville (<acronym title="Townsville (TSV / YBTL), Australia - Queensland">TSV</acronym>) and Cairns (<acronym title="Cairns (CNS / YBCS), Australia - Queensland">CNS</acronym>) in northern A...

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by Camohe
Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Memories Of Flying In The 70's And 80's
Replies: 35
Views: 14729

RE: Memories Of Flying In The 70's And 80's

1. <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> 742s with the upper deck first class lounge. I think it was called the "Captain Cook" lounge. <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> used to do great roast beef for first class pax. They carved it on the trolley right at your seat. 2. I w...

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by Camohe
Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's Up With The "SSSS" Code On AA Bpasses?
Replies: 80
Views: 17438

RE: What's Up With The "ssss" Code On AA Bpasses?

I'm an Australian citizen living in Australia and have flown on five domestic United States flights in the past 2 years on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> and US when visiting. All were booked in either A or F class, paid by Amex, and booked by Amex here in Sydney as part of my...

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by Camohe
Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cathay Pacific Business Class : LHR -> SYD
Replies: 3
Views: 5565

RE: Cathay Pacific Business Class : LHR -> SYD

Their new business class product is available on selected flights between <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym>, <acronym title="London - Heath...

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by Camohe
Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL 744 J Class Layout
Replies: 1
Views: 2264

JAL 744 J Class Layout

I've been doing some research on expertflyer before a trip from <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> to <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> next month and have ...

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by Camohe
Sun May 06, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does US Airways Care About How Their 737s Look?
Replies: 75
Views: 13025

RE: Does US Airways Care About How Their 737s Look?

I recently took 4 US Airways domestic flights in first class and transited through <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym> twice. I was shocked at how poor the majority of their fleet I saw looked with flaking and faded paint. On the flight...

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by Camohe
Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Around The World On Narrow Body Acft
Replies: 19
Views: 5179

RE: Around The World On Narrow Body Acft

There is also Tiger Airways A320 <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>-<acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Australia">PER</acronym>. Plenty of non-stops <acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Australia">PER</acronym>-<acronym t...

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by Camohe
Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Incidents" I've Experienced On QF 744's
Replies: 12
Views: 4595

RE: "Incidents" I've Experienced On QF 744's

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by Camohe
Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Incidents" I've Experienced On QF 744's
Replies: 12
Views: 4595

"Incidents" I've Experienced On QF 744's

Hi, I've recently joined the forum and am really enjoying it. As simply a curious pax I've got 2 questions I'd like to ask about incidents I've had on <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> 744's that I've always wondered about... 1. 1998 <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), Uni...

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by Camohe
Wed Nov 15, 2006 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Aircraft That You Can Tell Are Second Hand
Replies: 33
Views: 7081

RE: Flying Aircraft That You Can Tell Are Second Hand

I recall in 2000 flying on a very elderly and worn-out Aloha 737-200. The exterior was all white (no titles) and the seat belt/no smoking signs were in Mandarin or Cantonese. The overwing exit instructions were in another Asian language I couldn't identify.

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