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by Motorhussy
Wed Aug 13, 2003 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA To Abandon Kangaroo Route...?
Replies: 18
Views: 5405

RE: BA To Abandon Kangaroo Route...?

The Kangaroo Route is called the Kangaroo Route because it's one hop between Europe and Australia. It is generally accepted that this in principal refers specifically to the route between United Kingdom and Australia I.E. <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> ...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Aug 13, 2003 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui Nonstop To Paris?
Replies: 19
Views: 9787

RE: Air Tahiti Nui Nonstop To Paris?

There'd be other airlines interested in this spec... <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> would love a daily direct <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> - <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Aug 13, 2003 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW A330 Seat Photos Found!
Replies: 54
Views: 8019

RE: NW A330 Seat Photos Found!

That's about the best looking business class of any American airline I've seen yet!

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by Motorhussy
Tue Aug 12, 2003 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Intl Trip You Have Made (flying)?
Replies: 79
Views: 8080

RE: Shortest Intl Trip You Have Made (flying)?

Shortest international for me has been from Tafuna Airport, Pago Pago, American Samoa to Faleolo Airport, Apia, Western Samoa (and back) on an HS748 (40 seat, pressurised, 2 engine) back in the early 70's.

Total flight time 40 minutes!

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by Motorhussy
Tue Aug 12, 2003 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are You Sick To Death Of Qantas?
Replies: 20
Views: 5540

RE: Are You Sick To Death Of Qantas?

while not "sick to death of qantas" i am currently very pissed off with them. they've somehow lost a whole lot of my QFF miles and don't appear to even want to listen to me about it.

i had them six months ago, and now i've got half the amount. go figure.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Aug 12, 2003 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Information On The MD12 Superjumbo
Replies: 5
Views: 4100

RE: Information On The MD12 Superjumbo

From a flyers perspective, one of the things I really liked about the proposed <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-XX or <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-12 was the first class lounge, like in the 747-100. Only it was to be positioned in ahead of the front undercarriage with for...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Aug 12, 2003 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic: New A340-500/600 Or B777 Order
Replies: 96
Views: 13874

RE: Virgin Atlantic: New A340-500/600 Or B777 Orde

Capt078 Yep all sounds like good sense to me. Just one addition. When selecting aircraft, an airline also has to analyse what its desired flying public (in this case the premium passenger) wants to or will want to fly. Personally, I'm a regular Business class flyer and I hate/despise getting stuck b...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Aug 12, 2003 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wil A Qantas / Air New Zealand Merger Happen?
Replies: 3
Views: 3665

RE: Will A Qantas / Air New Zealand Merger Happen?

Looking back with 20/20 hind-sight, I wonder what the situation would've been like now, had the New Zealand and Australian regulatory bodies given the go ahead for a 49% investment by Singapore Airlines in the former Air <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym>/Ansett Australasian airline? <br>...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Aug 12, 2003 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wil A Qantas / Air New Zealand Merger Happen?
Replies: 3
Views: 3665

Wil A Qantas / Air New Zealand Merger Happen?

Personally, I don't think so and also hope it won't. What do others think? Is Branson's Virgin and a possible Singapore Airlines link-up enough sustainable competition to warrant the region's two most dominant players formally wedding? And if they do, will it be good for the flying public, the two c...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Aug 11, 2003 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic: New A340-500/600 Or B777 Order
Replies: 96
Views: 13874

RE: Virgin Atlantic: New A340-500/600 Or B777 Orde

On a personal level, I mostly fly Business class so would hope for continued Airbus craft!

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by Motorhussy
Mon Aug 11, 2003 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Really Small Airport?
Replies: 37
Views: 4764

RE: Favorite Really Small Airport?

There's a little island group in the south east Pacific called the Cook Islands which are spread over a large area of ocean. One of these islands is the idyllic Aitutaki, which lands Air Rarotonga Saab 340's as its largest craft. I've been there on their old Bandeirantes. Being greeted with a "Kia O...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Aug 11, 2003 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic: New A340-500/600 Or B777 Order
Replies: 96
Views: 13874

RE: Virgin Atlantic: New A340-500/600 Or B777 Orde

The idea of a new two engined component to Virgin's long haul fleet really appears a red-herring deferring attention away from or towards something. Remember we're talking about a master of media manipulation and spin doctory with Sir Richard. What's really on the agenda and why has this story arise...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Aug 11, 2003 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Time Spend One One Aircraft
Replies: 58
Views: 5679

RE: Longest Time Spend One One Aircraft

Back in the early seventies, our whole family were flying from <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> via <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Id...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Aug 11, 2003 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orange And Gray Livery?
Replies: 9
Views: 2393

RE: Orange And Gray Livery?

I used to work for a design agency that created a new airline livery for Origin Pacific in New Zealand. The initial recommendations we gave were a dark grey with a burnt-orange, assymetric (wave shaped) stripe and logo. The client didn't go with it, which was a real shame as it makes a visual point ...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Aug 10, 2003 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Isn't First Class On Top Deck?
Replies: 15
Views: 6156

RE: Why Isn't First Class On Top Deck?

The most important thing of all is to give all premium passengers - not just attentive service, intelligent & gregarious multi-lingual staff, a lie flat bed, a la carte dining, Digital Vod & Mod IFE, email & telephone access and a tranguil setting - but aisle access to all passengers. Why pay all th...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Aug 10, 2003 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Different Aircraft?
Replies: 41
Views: 5049

RE: How Many Different Aircraft?

747-400 Air New Zealand, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Cathay Pacific 747-300 Egypt Air 747-200 Air New Zealand, Qantas, North-West, United, TWA, Pan-Am, American 747-100 Pan-Am, TWA 747-SP Pan-Am, TWA, Qantas, United L-1011 TWA, Pan-Am, Eastern DC-10 Air <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</a...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Aug 10, 2003 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So Now, Will NW Order A340 To Replace 747?
Replies: 48
Views: 7541

RE: So Now, Will NW Order A340 To Replace 747?

Bring on a real next gen. fleet of A380 and A340-600 to replace and grow the ageing 747-400 and 200 fleets respectively. And then they'd also need to look at the A340-500 for direct Far-East niche flights. Or can America step outside of its current xenophobia and buy what's best rather than best in ...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Aug 10, 2003 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Anybody Ever Seen A 747sp Take Off.
Replies: 15
Views: 3892

747SP Take Offs

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jul 10, 2003 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Routes Would You Like To See From Your Airpor
Replies: 85
Views: 8285

RE: What Routes Would You Like To See From Your Ai

Well from Auckland, New Zealand I'd like to see Air New Zealand fly: Melbourne - Auckland - Santiago - Rio de Janeiro (once weekly) Melbourne - Auckland - Santiago (once weekly) Melbourne - Auckland - Buenos Aires - Rio de Janeiro (once weekly) Melbourne - Auckland - Buenos Aires (once weekly) Auckl...

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