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by Motorhussy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33219

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Yes. An unnamed SE Asia operator with both A340 and 777 types apparently gave NZ great insight into daily real world operations of those planes back when they were under consideration. This included flight plans on then common NZ routes/alternates. My point being, NZ may be able to get the best pos...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33219

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Would NZ’s rather good relationship with SQ extend as far as sharing real world operational data with regard to the A350-900? Yes. An unnamed SE Asia operator with both A340 and 777 types apparently gave NZ great insight into daily real world operations of those planes back when they were under con...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33219

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Would NZ’s rather good relationship with SQ extend as far as sharing real world operational data with regard to the A350-900?

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by Motorhussy
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest operators of the 737-8max
Replies: 17
Views: 10882

Re: Largest operators of the 737-8max

Per jan 31st 2019: :airplane: Southwest Airlines,ordered: 280,delivered: 31 :airplane: GECAS, ordered: 176, delivered: 22 :airplane: American Airlines, ordered: 100, delivered: 22 :airplane: Air Canada, ordered: 61, delivered: 20 :airplane: Norwegian Air Shuttle, ordered: 110, delivered: 18 :airpla...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne
Replies: 123
Views: 27097

Re: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne

I find it weird that they haven't tried AKL-NYC. It's shorter than PER-LHR, so the 789 could do it. Pretty sure winds are also favorable compared to it though I definitely may be wrong Despite NZ aircraft on routes to the USA having larger Premium classes, the airline is still very leisure and carg...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne
Replies: 123
Views: 27097

Re: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne

Wait what ? Even the 787-10 can do that with max payload. They're talking about AKL-NYC, AKL-GRU, neither of which the 78X can realistically do. 789 should be able to comfortably do AKL-GRU, but there may be additional operational specs/routings that make it difficult for NZ specifically. I find it...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 48605

Re: Boeing to roll out 777-9 out of factory on 13 March 2019

Welcome to the official thread for the 777-9 roll out. Boeing has revealed today that the 777-9 will be rolled out of the factory on Wednesday the 13th of March. No word on time of roll out yet https://www.airlineratings.com/news/boeing-roll-777x-march-13/ For more on the 777X program refer to the ...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne
Replies: 123
Views: 27097

Re: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne

Air NZ is a very leisure driven airline. Their planes carry a lot of people and need to be full of them and freight to make money. Can Boeing make the 789 work for NZ on AKL-EWR/GRU/YVR return? I’d not have thought so previously. Interesting to see what kind of a load the A359 can haul over these ro...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Rolls-Royce Offers China Engine Plant to Win Deal; Airbus Plans to Make Newest Jet in China to Win Orders
Replies: 35
Views: 4627

Re: Bloomberg: Rolls-Royce Offers China Engine Plant to Win Deal; Airbus Plans to Make Newest Jet in China to Win Orders

Set up shop in China and transfer your technology there? Yeah, that makes sense. I could see setting up a chair or seat business, some interior stuff, but to make entire engines and planes there? Given China's past history concerning technology transfers, this doesn't look like a great move, tradin...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Vanuatu orders 4 A220
Replies: 43
Views: 9512

Re: Air Vanuatu orders 4 A220

Vanuatu’s airport at Port Vila is having major renovations done at the moment which are due for completion in late June. They are hoping to have all major airlines back before too long including Air NZ which has indicated that in the immediate term they don’t have the available aircraft to recommenc...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia launches A350-900 service to Latin America (EZE)
Replies: 9
Views: 3772

Re: Iberia launches A350-900 service to Latin America (EZE)

What cabin improvements will passengers see compared with th A346?

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by Motorhussy
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Vanuatu orders 4 A220
Replies: 43
Views: 9512

Re: Air Vanuatu orders 4 A220

This is great news for the airline and country and will give them much greater flexibility than the 737-800 while allowing them to grow considerably, and I hope sustainably.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 140384

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

I loved the BEA livery with the red square and the red wing tops. I hope this is the one that will feature on the A320.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
Replies: 143
Views: 22227

Re: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?

There seems lots of crossover between the 787 and A350, BA's route system is not Cathay Pacific's needing 16 hour capable airplanes which the A350-900 does well but its too much plane for BA. The 787-10 is better for BA, it can fly from LHR to any destination is Asia and the Americas. Can the 787-1...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
Replies: 143
Views: 22227

Re: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?

There seems lots of crossover between the 787 and A350, BA's route system is not Cathay Pacific's needing 16 hour capable airplanes which the A350-900 does well but its too much plane for BA. The 787-10 is better for BA, it can fly from LHR to any destination is Asia and the Americas. Can the 787-1...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
Replies: 143
Views: 22227

Re: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?

By the time BA is looking at their 77W replacement, Airbus will likely have an ultrafan powered A350-1100 on offer as well as the improved A350-1000.

In the meantime, A359 and 787-10 combo looks most likely to replace the 77R.

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by Motorhussy
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 3012

Re: Most iconic livery?

Alitalia.
CP Air.
Qantas.
Pan-Am.
UTA.

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by Motorhussy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL 787 skids off runway at Narita
Replies: 14
Views: 7347

Re: JAL 787 skids off runway at Narita

Seems to be an odd brown patch ahead of the wings - what is that? My guess is normal dirt/slush kicked up from reverse thrust caked onto the fuselage... looks fairly normal to me for a white plane operating on contaminated runways - please correct me if I'm wrong. Or kicked up from the front wheels.

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9
Replies: 77
Views: 15412

Re: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9

translation error In other words, someone frantically instructed M. Monvoisin to look at a payload-range chart? The original interview seemed pretty clear, translated or not. Totally agree. As I’ve alluded to earlier in this thread, the man is ill considered and needs to be more circumspect in his ...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9
Replies: 77
Views: 15412

Re: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9

Air Tahiti Nui (TN) are now denying they said they were planning/contemplating non-stop PPT-CDG return flights and blame a translation error for a comment reported in Airways Magazine. , reports RNZ Pacific. Air Tahiti Nui denies plans for longest commercial flight https://www.radionz.co.nz/internat...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9
Replies: 77
Views: 15412

Re: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9

Not according to the airline. They said the A350ULR won’t work. The B789 is better for them apparently. The A350ULR is not magically better. It too will have large payload restrictions on the route. Not to mention a larger and heavier airframe. I’m sure TN have crouched the numbers. They preferred ...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size
Replies: 126
Views: 22664

Re: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size

The male staff at TPE should have taken him to a stall and beat the crap outta him.

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by Motorhussy
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9
Replies: 77
Views: 15412

Re: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9

Should have ordered the A350 ULR. This is not going to happen. Kind of embarrassing if he thinks it could. Not according to the airline. They said the A350ULR won’t work. The B789 is better for them apparently. The A350ULR is not magically better. It too will have large payload restrictions on the ...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9
Replies: 77
Views: 15412

Re: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9

Should have ordered the A350 ULR. This is not going to happen. Kind of embarrassing if he thinks it could.

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA brand overhaul
Replies: 134
Views: 23205

Re: SIA brand overhaul

They don't need to do too much...something similar to what CX did to clean up their brand is all SQ needs. I hate what CX did with their livery. They went from inspired and elegant to oversimplified and boring. I’m hoping for a refresh at SQ that feels bold and modern like the city state it represe...

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by Motorhussy
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 7850

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2018

Interesting to hear that Air Kiribati has ordered two Embraer E-2’s plus options for a further pair. https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/378727/kiribati-buys-two-new-jet-planes https://i1.wp.com/australianaviation.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/E2-Kiribati.jpg Article in Oz Avia...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 7850

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2018

Interesting to hear that Air Kiribati has ordered two Embraer E-2’s plus options for a further pair.

https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/378727/kiribati-buys-two-new-jet-planes

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by Motorhussy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18677

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

It seems simple. If you hang into another seat then you pay for two be it your gut, shoulders or whatever. Your problems aren’t other people’s problems. Nice in theory. I'm 6'4" and 210lbs, a former olympic swimmer and low body fat, and yet it is my shoulder width that makes modern economy sea...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 344
Views: 35020

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

Is it possible for NZ to do AKL-YYZ since they already serve YVR and also they're adding ORD too? Yes it’s possible but, considering they already serve those other two ports, it’s highly improbable as they’re already servicing the catchment area of Toronto. Next will be either EWR or JFK. And on a ...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM fleet repaint update thread
Replies: 66
Views: 12284

Re: LATAM Fleet Repaint Updates

Having just been flying out of EZE, SCL, AEP and IGR I was very surprised to see just how few aircraft were in the new livery. Only one plane we flew on withing South America was painted LATAM.

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by Motorhussy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 156
Views: 41035

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

Sheesh, hot on the heels of the total hull loss of their Dash-8 in the Highlands. Wonder what their insurance premiums are like? Rhetorical question.

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by Motorhussy
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 307
Views: 34099

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018

And I too want to note the sad passing of Mariner.

Vale good sir, Rest In Peace.

I’ll watch that Russell Crowe movie he wrote again, and toast his life.
The Sum of Us.

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by Motorhussy
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 307
Views: 34099

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018

Another thread about ADL receiving 2 class regional SQ A359’s has made me ponder what will replace the 77E at WLG. Anyone have any idea?

Apologies if this has been discussed to death previously.

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by Motorhussy
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 139
Views: 31466

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

Alright! Looking beautiful already. Can't wait to see J and F inside. Agreed. But are they getting J&F or are they going to be a packed-to-the-gills Intra Japan Y only, like the 747 Ds? This article appears to clarify it… https://onemileatatime.com/ana-a380-seatmap/ The 8mage is from within the...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline
Replies: 51
Views: 8915

Re: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline

Canada is no longer a signatory of the intl air services transit agreement, so they very well could, and in my opinion should, revoke landing rights and overflight rights to Saudia. Serves that POS country right! Trudeau doesnt have the balls though. If trump were in power here in Canada, he might ...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bigboy AN-225 Myria in a casual low pass?
Replies: 32
Views: 6436

Re: Bigboy AN-225 Myria in a casual low pass?

Could the re-engine with more moddern power0ants to increase range?

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 7850

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2018

The atolls have about 1000-1500 people and it's not ready for tourism. True, but there is a precedent for regions with a similar population size getting air services, like IUE, and even without tourism, as others have said, this air service could be used for the local Tokelauan population (both car...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 437
Views: 33110

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

Wellington Airport has begun preliminary demolition work ahead of a $15 million upgrade of the airport’s main terminal building - the largest upgrade since 1999! The work will be carried out progressively over the next 12 months. Once completed, visitors will have expansive views across the termina...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ to increase EZE flights from Dec. '18
Replies: 24
Views: 2894

Re: NZ to increase EZE flights from Dec. '18

Looking for to October when I do this route for the first time.

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 17378

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

[list=][/list] You know what, get on the plane and do what your bloody well told! So sick of the entitled thinking they know better then everyone else. One person out of how many that managed to get on, sit down, and turn their phones off without causing a scene, why couldn’t she just do the same? U...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental DC-10 routes to Hawaii in the 80's
Replies: 75
Views: 7728

Re: Continental DC-10 routes to Hawaii in the 80's

In 1980, I flew CO SYD-PPG in coach. PPG-HNL in business. And HNL-LAX in coach. All on DC-10-10's, without the central double bogey wheel. The LAX-JFK leg was with UA from memory, on a 747-200. I remember the food and the service being very good on CO and it was my first time flying long distance by...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 70820

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

I’ve just messaged her and United on Twitter.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand new expectations
Replies: 53
Views: 7469

Re: Air New Zealand new expectations

I'm very surprised that BR isn't code-sharing on NZ's AKL - TPE flight - in fact, there seems to be no co-operation at all? BR would be a nice alternative for NZ customers to connect to China, Europe and elsewhere on, with their good product. I wonder if this has anything to do with the CX agreemen...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 43494

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

What would happen to NZ's plan to start GRU flights at some point in the future if EK started DXB-GRU-AKL ? Some other points: - I don't know if EK has traffic rights to AKL from Brazil - Brazil can be quite protectionist. - EK would likely have to use the 77L, right? The 388 and 77W would likely b...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 43494

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

What would happen to NZ's plan to start GRU flights at some point in the future if EK started DXB-GRU-AKL ?

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 8763

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

For such a tropical location how come everyone in the picture is dressed for winter?? As for the toilet roll maybe he was going to buff it out.. Mendi is a town in PNG’s Southern Highlands region. It is over 6000 feet above sea level and has a relatively temperate climate. The Air Niugini Dash 8 be...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 12238

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

I’m appalled at how slow she’s working, she could have chucked those bags at twice the speed and have the job done in half the time :lol:

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