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by ben175
Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2 Weeks In The UAE
Replies: 9
Views: 6162

2 Weeks In The UAE

Hello all, I am heading to the UAE with some friends for 2 weeks in January. I've done some research and it seems this may be a little long, so I was wondering if anyone has any advice on how I can make this trip enjoyable? I am planning to stay 3 nights in Abu Dhabi (fly in from <acronym title="Per...

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by ben175
Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2011-12 Booked Flights....
Replies: 279
Views: 23282

RE: Your 2011-12 Booked Flights....

January 12: SQ224 <acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Australia">PER</acronym>-<acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> 772 SQ454 <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>-<acronym title="Abu Dhabi - (Nadia) Interna...

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by ben175
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Axes DXB, JNB, CPT, EZE In Feb 2012 But Add AUH
Replies: 62
Views: 14979

RE: MH Axes DXB, JNB, CPT, EZE In Feb 2012 But Add AUH

Does this mean <acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Australia">PER</acronym>-<acronym title="Kota Kinabalu - International (BKI / WBKK), Malaysia">BKI</acronym> will be axed!? <acronym title="Royal Brunei Airlines">BI</acronym> just stopped <acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Aust...

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by ben175
Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread 55
Replies: 220
Views: 22362

RE: Australian Aviation Thread 55

CZ's innaugral <acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Australia">PER</acronym> service arrives tomorrow morning! Interesting that it's showing <acronym title="Beijing - Capital (PEK / ZBAA), China">PEK</acronym> as the origin and not <acronym title="CURRENT: Guangzhou - Baiyun (CAN ...

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by ben175
Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread 55
Replies: 220
Views: 22362

RE: Australian Aviation Thread 55

SQ are starting to bring back the retrofitted (SR) series 77Es to PER over the summer. I'm booked on SQ224 12 Jan and the aircraft is one of these birds.

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by ben175
Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Grounds Entire Airline
Replies: 207
Views: 46535

RE: Qantas Grounds Entire Airline

How many <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> aircraft grounded at <acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Australia">PER</acronym>? I know the 333 running today's QF71 <acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Australia">PER</acronym>-<acronym title="Singap...

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by ben175
Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Upgrade Metal To Handle QF Overflow?
Replies: 50
Views: 17612

RE: Airlines Upgrade Metal To Handle QF Overflow?

It's not just SYD either! Extra capacity will be needed for every QF hub.

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by ben175
Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread 55
Replies: 220
Views: 22362

RE: Australian Aviation Thread 55

I was at <acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Australia">PER</acronym> today to see the Queen fly back to the Motherland. The <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 772 is an absolutely stunning plane, but nothing came close to the gorgeous Air India 744 and Virgin 343 park...

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by ben175
Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Grounds Entire Airline
Replies: 207
Views: 46535

RE: Qantas Grounds Entire Airline

If this gets Alan Joyce catapulted out of the company, I'm all for it. QF is losing the plot! Virgin management will be laughing themselves to sleep.

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by ben175
Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread 55
Replies: 220
Views: 22362

RE: Australian Aviation Thread 55

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Bluebird191" class="quote" target="_blank">Bluebird191</a> (<a href="#44" class="quote">Reply 44</a>):<br/><i>In regards to <acronym title="Pert...

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by ben175
Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread 55
Replies: 220
Views: 22362

RE: Australian Aviation Thread 55

Just over two weeks until <acronym title="China Southern Airlines">CZ</acronym> commences their innaugral <acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Australia">PER</acronym> services. I'm very excited to see a new airline in <acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Austra...

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by ben175
Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 763 Nonstop SYD-LAX?
Replies: 38
Views: 18164

RE: A 763 Nonstop SYD-LAX?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/gemuser" class="quote" target="_blank">gemuser</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Actually <acronym title="Great China Airline...

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by ben175
Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA's EWR-SIN @ 23+ Hours Sometimes?!
Replies: 41
Views: 18927

RE: SIA's EWR-SIN @ 23+ Hours Sometimes?!

I remember when I flew <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-<acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> back in September 2010 we directly flew over Beijing, Shanghai <acronym title="Anderson - Regional (County) (A...

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by ben175
Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA's EWR-SIN @ 23+ Hours Sometimes?!
Replies: 41
Views: 18927

RE: SIA's EWR-SIN @ 23+ Hours Sometimes?!

I have flown <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>-<acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>, <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-<acronym title="Singapore ...

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by ben175
Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF VH-EBU - Nalanji Dreaming
Replies: 9
Views: 4951

RE: QF VH-EBU - Nalanji Dreaming

I flew this aircraft <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 - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> back in 2003-2006 (can't...

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by ben175
Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Moving In On Australia/New Zealand
Replies: 85
Views: 12722

China Southern Moving In On Australia/New Zealand

<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="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i>Surprisingly a 772 actually iirc. </i></font><...

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by ben175
Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Moving In On Australia/New Zealand
Replies: 85
Views: 12722

China Southern Moving In On Australia/New Zealand

Anyone have info on loads for PER-CAN so far? This is a route I would love to see go daily.

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by ben175
Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread #54
Replies: 216
Views: 25837

RE: Australian Aviation Thread #54

In the paper yesterday, Perth Airport included a large 10-12 page article on the redevelopment beginning now. Exciting times ahead!

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by ben175
Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Launching Direct Flights To Helsinki
Replies: 41
Views: 13720

RE: Qatar Launching Direct Flights To Helsinki

Please be PER! QR's been teasing us for years.

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by ben175
Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: V Australia & Hawaiian Air Seek Code-Share
Replies: 7
Views: 3810

RE: V Australia & Hawaiian Air Seek Code-Share

This makes my idea to switch from <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> Frequent Flyer to Virgin even more attractive... I go to Hawaii atleast once every two years and it's IMPOSSIBLE to get Business Class seats on <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> or even <acronym title="...

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by ben175
Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA Plane Flew Almost Belly-up After Copilot Error
Replies: 64
Views: 47160

RE: ANA Plane Flew Almost Belly-up After Copilot Error

Oh my, when I read the title I immediately thought of the 787's delivery flight!

What an unusual error to occur.

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by ben175
Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF's New Asian Carrier To Be Called.... RedQ?
Replies: 36
Views: 12307

RE: QF's New Asian Carrier To Be Called.... RedQ?

Am I the only one who lives the idea of the company being called Qantasia? Keeps the QF brand, modern, sharp, memorable. A perfect name IMO.

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by ben175
Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is QF Giving Up On PER?
Replies: 49
Views: 10627

RE: Is QF Giving Up On PER?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/thegeek" class="quote" target="_blank">thegeek</a> (<a href="#42" class="quote">Reply 42</a>):<br/><i>With no feed? I'd wonder if there was a po...

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by ben175
Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is QF Giving Up On PER?
Replies: 49
Views: 10627

RE: Is QF Giving Up On PER?

I wonder if <acronym title="Virgin Blue Airways (Australia)">DJ</acronym>/VA is interested in tapping in to the lucrative <acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Australia">PER</acronym>-<acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> route? A 738 easily has...

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by ben175
Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is QF Giving Up On PER?
Replies: 49
Views: 10627

RE: Is QF Giving Up On PER?

Does anyone know which lounge <acronym title="China Southern Airlines">CZ</acronym> will use? They are officially the first Skyteam airline serving <acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Australia">PER</acronym>. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><fo...

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by ben175
Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is QF Giving Up On PER?
Replies: 49
Views: 10627

RE: Is QF Giving Up On PER?

That's a great idea, actually! Would love to see an American carrier in the West.

By the way, if SQ really is going 24 x weekly, what is the new flight time for the 4th service?

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by ben175
Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is QF Giving Up On PER?
Replies: 49
Views: 10627

RE: Is QF Giving Up On PER?

They're not 'giving up' on <acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Australia">PER</acronym> so to speak, but they're definitely leaving us with the bare minimum, looking at an international perspective. For example, I wish <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> would have m...

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by ben175
Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Trip Report Has Gone Code-Crazy!
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Trip Report Has Gone Code-Crazy!

Hello, So for the past 3 days I have been working on putting together my first trip report. It's taken me about seven hours each day, and finally I finished it this morning. However when I clicked preview, it has decided to replace the bottom half (pictures, LOTS of writing which I have now lost and...

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by ben175
Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are There No Europe To HNL Flights?
Replies: 155
Views: 23228

RE: Why Are There No Europe To HNL Flights?

Everyone saying no Europeans go to Hawaii obviously hasn't been in the last year or so. I just spent 3 weeks there in July and I was utterly AMAZED at the amount of French, Italian and German tourists! For a second I thought I missed an announcement <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> ...

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by ben175
Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas Harming Itself In Premium Traffic
Replies: 20
Views: 4460

RE: Qantas Harming Itself In Premium Traffic

Typical <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym>! <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 - Hawaii">H...

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by ben175
Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Westbound Red-Eyes?
Replies: 17
Views: 5423

RE: Westbound Red-Eyes?

SQ's <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-<acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> and <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Singapore - Changi...

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by ben175
Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Virgin Australia A330 PER-SYD-PER Business Class
Replies: 15
Views: 20454

RE: Virgin Australia A330 PER-SYD-PER Business Class

Great TR! I really want to dry DJ (or VA now) in J.

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by ben175
Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: PER-DXB - SQ/TG KrisFlyer Or QR?
Replies: 2
Views: 4490

PER-DXB - SQ/TG KrisFlyer Or QR?

Hi guys. I'm traveling <acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Australia">PER</acronym>-<acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym>-<acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Australia">PER</acronym> in December and I want to k...

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by ben175
Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Malaysia's New Livery On A330 Even Worse
Replies: 54
Views: 18127

RE: Malaysia's New Livery On A330 Even Worse

At first I despised this livery, but it doesn't look as bad in person. Saw a 738 at PER in January.

I kind of wish they painted the aircraft silver or grey instead of white though.

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by ben175
Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Taxirun From Runway To Gate
Replies: 74
Views: 12947

RE: Shortest Taxirun From Runway To Gate

Kagoshima, Japan. Could not believe it when our ANA 772 was almost parked at the gate before the welcome speech!

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by ben175
Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greatest 'overkill' On A Route
Replies: 77
Views: 18903

RE: Greatest 'overkill' On A Route

PER-DPS is basically at its peak, with 9-11 daily flights. Garuda, Air Asia, Jetstar, Pacific Blue & Strategic operate the route, with Batavia commencing a daily flight this year also.

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by ben175
Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Horrible Service On CX
Replies: 21
Views: 6121

RE: Horrible Service On CX

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/474218" class="quote" target="_blank">474218</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>I don't understand why you are upset? The lo...

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by ben175
Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Horrible Service On CX
Replies: 21
Views: 6121

RE: Horrible Service On CX

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Viscount724" class="quote" target="_blank">Viscount724</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>Just curious, but your profile say...

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by ben175
Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Horrible Service On CX
Replies: 21
Views: 6121

RE: Horrible Service On CX

Hi again, guys. Thanks for all your comments. Well, sadly after I posted this - it got worse. Shortly before boarding me and my son went to the other <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> Lounge outside Gate 2 (closer to our boarding gate) to quickly use the restroom and get...

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by ben175
Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Horrible Service On CX
Replies: 21
Views: 6121

Horrible Service On CX

Hi everyone, I'm currently sitting at the food court in Hong Kong Airport a few hours after flying from Perth on <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> in J. We're connecting onto <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> 884 to <acronym title="Los Angele...

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by ben175
Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Was Your Smoothest Landing?
Replies: 35
Views: 7303

RE: What Was Your Smoothest Landing?

SQ A380 SIN-NRT
I still thought we hadn't touched down yet!

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by ben175
Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Itinerary Plans For 2009 Part 3.
Replies: 75
Views: 8219

RE: Your Itinerary Plans For 2009 Part 3.

Lots of first times for me! First flight on a 345, first time on Virgin America & first time on the <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> 333. 27/11 Singapore Airlines Flight <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> 216 <acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Austr...

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by ben175
Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Am I Guaranteed An A330-300?
Replies: 5
Views: 4817

Am I Guaranteed An A330-300?

Good afternoon fellow a.nutters! I have a question, I am going to Hawaii in July on <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym>/JQ and on the return leg from <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>-<acronym title="...

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by ben175
Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Dream Alliance
Replies: 27
Views: 5135

Your Dream Alliance

Lets say oneworld, star and skyteam didn't exsist. If you could choose 1 airline from every region/continent, what would it be? Mine: 1. British Airways (Europe) 2. Delta Air Lines (North America) specifically for their global coverage 3. LAN Airlines (South America) 3 airlines in one! (Lan Peru, La...

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by ben175
Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:23 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: U Play Airline Mogul? Share Your Route Map!
Replies: 103
Views: 30713

RE: U Play Airline Mogul? Share Your Route Map!

I'm now in three worlds (9,10 and 12) and my airlines in 9 and 12 are doing really well. Can't say the same for W10 :P Desanjore Air (W9) valued at $1,977,353,053 with 176 routes out of Paris/Orly and 36,000 daily passengers. Excluding the hundreds of European destinations, Mumbai, Newark, Miami and...

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by ben175
Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: U Play Airline Mogul? Share Your Route Map!
Replies: 103
Views: 30713

RE: U Play Airline Mogul? Share Your Route Map!

Anyone playing in World 10? I own SkyAsia International and would like to start/join an alliance with an a.net member.

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by ben175
Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Worlds Least Profitable Routes
Replies: 12
Views: 7238

The Worlds Least Profitable Routes

In your opinion, what are some of the routes that could qualify for the least profitable flight in the world? I'm still trying to figure out a few so i'll post mine a bit later.

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by ben175
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Itinerary Plans For 2008/2009
Replies: 196
Views: 15246

RE: Your Itinerary Plans For 2008/2009

Tomorrow i'm heading off to Japan and Hawaii. SQ226 <acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Australia">PER</acronym>-<acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> 772 SQ638 <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>-<acronym ...

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