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by bjwonline
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2020
Replies: 309
Views: 47006

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2020

I wonder if we will see more announcements for the removal of quarantine for arrivals like with those from NZ? The Pacific Island nations must surely be a contender with low levels of risk. Australia picks up willing workers to carry out agriculture work in Australia and the Island nations need for ...

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by bjwonline
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 51839

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

With easing NSW/SA border restrictions QF will return to daily SYD-ADL from tomorrow and JQ to double daily. Praying the day they can get SYD-MEL back up and running comes soon!

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by bjwonline
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 51839

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

So Qantas says it wants to consolidate its property footprint to help cut costs and 'right-size'? Sounds more than fair, but I'll predict that Qantas will not leave Mascot, especially not for Western Sydney or Melbourne. If anything Jetstar will relocate as much as possible to Mascot. Maybe the BNE...

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by bjwonline
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53942

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Missuse of the limited quarantine resources available. Poor form. You think? What's your rationale behind that then? I'm curious to hear your view. Considering that there is an arrival cap into the limited capital cities that are open at the moment, the fact that you intend to come for what seems t...

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by bjwonline
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 56202

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

VH-OQK set to depart Melbourne as QF6001 to LAX on the 21st of July, then onto VCV on the 22nd of July as QF6007, I've read elsewhere. This is the 3rd A380 and final QF A380 that was stored in Melbourne. That will I understand leave 1 A380 in Sydney to depart, along with the others in Abu Dhabi and...

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by bjwonline
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 56202

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Seems like tickets for the Qantas 747 farewell flights are not on sale right on midday. Anyone else having luck? I can't find any links or anything... There was a banner beneath the flight search menu that you had to click. I believe all flights are sold out now. I was lucky enough to get myself a ...

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by bjwonline
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 69356

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

I can't help but feel there are many on this forum and in Australia in general that have completely lost sight of what the country's Covid strategy is. Never was it a hope that Australia would be able to eradicate this virus completely as that is simply impossible. Covid-19 will be with us forever, ...

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by bjwonline
Tue May 12, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 19309

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2020

Does anyone know when the next 747 will leave the fleet? Think it might be very soon. From memory SCL was due to change over to a 789 I'm June leaving only HND and JNB. These two can be serviced by 3 frames so the retirement schedule probably would have had another 744 going soon. I can see a 744 h...

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by bjwonline
Tue May 12, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 69417

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Does anyone know when the 2 QF380’s that are in DRS are due out? Once they are released, where will they be stored? As QF have said they won’t be progressing with any more refurbs at this time, these two coming home will result in a net increase of stored AC.

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by bjwonline
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117873

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

We have a growing population of parked 737’s here on the closed runway in SYD. The number has doubled today. Now have 6 from VA and 7 QF

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by bjwonline
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117873

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

KLM 772 about to touch down in SYD From today CX has sent 77W to BNE PER to get second freighter today, after firstly seeing QR 777F, MH A332F is about an hour from touching down Been a great afternoon here next to SYD today. First the Elderweiss 343 departure and now the KLM 772 arrival. In a very...

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by bjwonline
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100316

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Anyone know when the LOT 789 is due to leave SYD?

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by bjwonline
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100316

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

With the heavy restrictions put on Australian travellers and visitors, has anyone seen much info on what other carriers are doing with their flights to Oz? I remember seeing most of the US carriers pulling out but what about BA, ME3 and Asian airlines? Are we likely to see all international flights ...

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by bjwonline
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50154

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

JAL is swapping its SYD-HND Boeing 787-9 for a Boeing 777-300ER, which will make it the only carrier flying first class between Sydney and Tokyo https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/japan-airlines-first-class-sydney-tokyo-flights I still find it very strange how CX don't fly any F to SYD/MEL esp...

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by bjwonline
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65088

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Sydney FedEx ops question: A few months ago I noticed one of the two MD-11F had been replaced with a 77F. Now in the last few days/weeks I've noticed 2x 77F's operating and haven't seen the MD-11F for a while. Has the MD-11F gone for good or is there a chance it may be back? I have to say, I'm a lit...

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by bjwonline
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Choose A35K for Project Sunrise
Replies: 24
Views: 2496

Re: Qantas Choose A351 for Project Sunrise

Great news!! Let’s hope this will eventually lead to more “regular” A350’s in the fleet.

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by bjwonline
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67879

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

On another note, QF are taking their time with announcing the new HND flight. I wonder with both ANA and JAL going with SYD, they might now be thinking of switching to MEL? I've heard persistent rumour that discussions between QF and HND airport regarding the A380 from SYD is still open and not qui...

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by bjwonline
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82721

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

I haven’t seen any plans to remove the 787 from HKG. Over summer when the A380 is on SYD-HKG, it moves to MEL-HKG. But then it reverts back to SYD-HKG and remains in place after BNE-ORD and BNE-SFO has started. Had a quick look at timetables for early December and it looks like the A380 won't retur...

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by bjwonline
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 83944

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... -santiago/
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Next QF 787 route will be Santiago. Frequency will increase to daily with the switch to dreamliner service from June 2020.

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... -santiago/

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by bjwonline
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 68038

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

QF has again pushed back its A380 refurbishment program, now starting next month with first A380 back in the air in Sept https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-a380-refurbishment Any idea on why this keeps getting pushed back? I would have thought now was the best time to get started on this while the A38...

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by bjwonline
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72622

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

I'm wondering if the SYD-CTS decision was also influenced in part to the decreasing 744 fleet and lack of ability to serve SYD-YVR in the near future? Re-directing skiing travellers away from the Vancouver region to Northern Japan instead could see the end of the YVR flight but still provides QF an ...

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by bjwonline
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81803

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Another question regarding Sydney Airport, there is a building next to the freight terminal that appears to be being demolished. I've not been able to find any info on this myself so was hoping someone here could provide a link to what the plans are for this site? I have a vague memory that it was f...

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by bjwonline
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81803

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

A couple of observations at SYD this afternoon (Thursday): 1. A QF 744 is docked at T3 preparing to operate a domestic sector. I'm assuming this is make a bit of extra cash as it positions to MEL (as has happened a few times of late). So my question is what is the international sector is it due to c...

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by bjwonline
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 85836

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

[With OJS going/gone this also means there is only 1 RR powered 744 left in the fleet now. When thinking about the size of the RR numbers that QF once had the end is now very near :( Um what about the A380s? No retirement date is set for them yet... Ah yes of course! I was thinking more just of the...

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by bjwonline
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 85836

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

For those interested tomorrow (18FEB) VH-OJS (Hamilton Island) will operate her final commercial service as QF73 SYD-SFO after serving QF for 19 years. Sad :( having to witness another magnificent aircraft retired. EK413 With OJS going/gone this also means there is only 1 RR powered 744 left in the...

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by bjwonline
Wed May 16, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6548

Re: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?

I believe VS are hoping the move to LHR will allow them to target more corporate conference traffic which will help sell the increased J capacity and the reduction in Y capacity from the LGW 744 will also allow for some better yields. With CUN going and now LAS moving I wonder if LGW/MAN/GLA/BFS wil...

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by bjwonline
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to go double daily LHR-JNB W18/19.
Replies: 33
Views: 6356

Re: VS to go double daily LHR-JNB W18/19.

I don't think this will last more than one season, two at most. Once VS have enough of the larger A350 at LHR they will offer a much better way to increase capacity on routes like JNB without the need for another frequency. The third daily LAX during northern summer is another one that probably won'...

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by bjwonline
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian receives Russian overflight permits
Replies: 12
Views: 4148

Re: Norwegian receives Russian overflight permits

787Driver wrote:
Both from CPH and ARN to BKK & ARN-DXB and they will keep applying for more corridors through 2018.


Norwegian already fly these routes and have done for some time now. Not sure what is news here, I can't find anything about new permissions being granted recently when searching with google.

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by bjwonline
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 31581

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017

They are sold in the following manner https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-refreshes-boeing-747-first-class I would suspect this aircraft has had an upgraded first class is because newly developed tour company Constellation Journeys will be chartering a QF 747 next year for an around the world tour and ...

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by bjwonline
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 31581

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017

QF 744 VH-OEB has had its first class section undergo a refresh According to one of the articles VH-OJM wont receive the refresh and is due to leave the fleet in July this year though that is subject to change. I don't really get why they did this. I can appreciate that the old seats would have bee...

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by bjwonline
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Airlines and Australia
Replies: 42
Views: 5308

Re: European Airlines and Australia

Another point is aircraft utilisation. The extra time needed for that second flight plus there is often a lot of down time in SYD which can take up a full extra airframe. I remember when VS pulled out of HKG-SYD one of the key factors was not that the route wasn't profitable and it didn't affect the...

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by bjwonline
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian LGW-JFK - equipment substitution
Replies: 29
Views: 9971

Re: Norwegian LGW-JFK - equipment substitution

I've had friends who were travelling LGW-JFK with DY earlier this year and about a week before the flight got a text informing them the flight would be operated by Hi-Fly on an A332. In the message it did say that they could move their booking to another day free of charge or get a refund. I think D...

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by bjwonline
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW
Replies: 182
Views: 21824

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW

I think it's VS that has more to worry about. BA still has a bigger network, the frequencies and corporate contracts. How long before Norwegian has a bigger US network from London than VS? I don't think you'll see Level at LGW because IAG want to capture premium demand from LON that they can do wit...

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by bjwonline
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS cancels seasonal LHR-ORD service.
Replies: 62
Views: 9990

Re: VS cancels seasonal LHR-ORD service.

The real problem here is lack of large aircraft. I've thought so many times the 789 is just not the right plane for VS. The 359 + 3510 combined with 339neo would have suited much better but the old logic of "me too" swayed in at the launch of the 787 and VS just couldn't say no (kind of l...

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by bjwonline
Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS cancels seasonal LHR-ORD service.
Replies: 62
Views: 9990

Re: VS cancels seasonal LHR-ORD service.

That slot "might" be the slot that is going to be used for the third LAX-LHR flight starting next summer. No idea if it really is...just speculating. Bingo! The slot had to come from somewhere (and the aircraft too). Quite sad to see yet another destination go from the VS route map. I get...

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by bjwonline
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS 744 Still Operating From LHR
Replies: 7
Views: 2402

RE: VS 744 Still Operating From LHR

I ththink BIG is just there until ROC gets reconfigured then it will be retired.

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by bjwonline
Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS 744 Still Operating From LHR
Replies: 7
Views: 2402

RE: VS 744 Still Operating From LHR

This is a very short term solution to the delayed delivery of a 789. The 744 was taken out of storage to fill the gap and will then be sent for reconfig to leisure mode to join the Gatwick fleet until a leisure fleet decision is made.

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by bjwonline
Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS To Order 12 A350-1000 Aircraft
Replies: 100
Views: 28054

RE: VS To Order 12 A350-1000 Aircraft

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Andy33" class="quote" target="_blank">Andy33</a> (<a href="#77" class="quote">Reply 77</a>):<br/><i>The Gatwick operation of <acronym title="Vir...

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by bjwonline
Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 113
Replies: 205
Views: 24029

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 113

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AirNiugini" class="quote" target="_blank">AirNiugini</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Aeropostal (Venezuel...

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by bjwonline
Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas First 747-400 To Go To Museum
Replies: 54
Views: 19472

RE: Qantas First 747-400 To Go To Museum

What about AVV? They have the airshow and it's where QF used to perform 747 maintenance so there is some history too. Just a thought...

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by bjwonline
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS Re-instates LGW - TAB Service.
Replies: 10
Views: 4939

RE: VS Re-instates LGW - TAB Service.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TC957" class="quote" target="_blank">TC957</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Hopefully we will see the return of other...

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by bjwonline
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread 105
Replies: 203
Views: 18702

RE: Australian Aviation Thread 105

With <acronym title="Jetstar (Australia)">JQ</acronym> moving <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Pearl Harbor-Hickam JB (Hickam AFB) (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawai...

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by bjwonline
Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS Cuts Routes + Adds Routes
Replies: 165
Views: 26733

VS Cuts Routes + Adds Routes

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/1400mph" class="quote" target="_blank">1400mph</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>Who cares where they fly as long as they m...

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by bjwonline
Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS Searching For Leisure Fleet Replacement
Replies: 68
Views: 19822

RE: VS Searching For Leisure Fleet Replacement

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TC957" class="quote" target="_blank">TC957</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>I think <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW ...

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by bjwonline
Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS Searching For Leisure Fleet Replacement
Replies: 68
Views: 19822

RE: VS Searching For Leisure Fleet Replacement

Will be interesting to see what does happen here. I myself believe in some ways the 787 was the wrong choice for <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym>. They would have been better off with the A350 family as it covers their needs better across the (now two) available...

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by bjwonline
Sat May 31, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation #98
Replies: 224
Views: 14821

RE: Australian Aviation #98

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Notty" class="quote" target="_blank">Notty</a> (<a href="#77" class="quote">Reply 77</a>):<br/><i>so we have been talking about a <acronym title...

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by bjwonline
Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is QF Doing In DFW?
Replies: 147
Views: 17573

RE: How Is QF Doing In DFW?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AMALH747430" class="quote" target="_blank">AMALH747430</a> (<a href="#33" class="quote">Reply 33</a>):<br/><i>Would it not be better to run the ...

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by bjwonline
Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CNN: 10 Best Airlines For Business Class
Replies: 26
Views: 13749

RE: CNN: 10 Best Airlines For Business Class

From an alliance point of view, One World would be quite happy with this survey. Skyteam, however, should be concerned.

Regardless of your thoughts on how a survey like this is created, it is a good marketing tool for those who end up on top and missed opportunity for those who did not.

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by bjwonline
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 90
Replies: 204
Views: 17088

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 90

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/koruman" class="quote" target="_blank">koruman</a> (<a href="#50" class="quote">Reply 50</a>):<br/><i>My issue with Jetstar is that as you have ...

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by bjwonline
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New VS Safety Video From March 1st
Replies: 11
Views: 3627

New VS Safety Video From March 1st

After nearly 10 years <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> have finally created and released a new <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XNxZh9_YN0&list=UUUluMZ95Fi0gMiygD-Go1rg&feature=share" target="_blank">Safety Video</a>. My opinion, it's very disapp...

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