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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British operators of the DC-10
Replies: 72
Views: 7291

Re: British operators of the DC-10

I am sure BCAL flew to Los Angeles at one stage, I think I saw a picture of a DC-10 at LAX in BA Colours thinking that had to be an ex BCAL jet.

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by Flyingsottsman
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Normalisation of relations between Israel and UAE air links
Replies: 124
Views: 13367

Re: Normalisation of relations between Israel and UAE air links

This is great and I having flown on Egyptair and TK between the two countries, this will be much easier. I think it'll be EK to start and probably effective immediately (once they sign the memo). That said, I do wonder/worry about security - will those devious undercurrents of society/the world now...

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55840

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

I don't really care for the A380 or if it ever will fly with Qantas again, I don't know why I think like that, but just so down to see the end of the 747, really wished QF had of replaced the 744s with the 748's if the economics were right. But I know that is just dreaming.

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by Flyingsottsman
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus
Replies: 100
Views: 16758

Re: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus

I don't see the problem. Taiwan is the name of the island as well as the country, so calling it Taiwan Airlines isn't really making a statement about independence either way. Tell that to the PRC, even Taiwan has to march under the name Chinese Taipei at the Olympics because China demands it, when ...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55840

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

No plans unless there is a vaccine. Currently you would also need Australian citizenship as the border is closed. Not 100% citizenship but apparently it'll also do the trick if you have permanent residency. Michael Sorry, I may have misread - anstar, are you Oz citizen or PR? If yes, you're allowed...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55840

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Now that we are going back into lock down again for another 6 weeks they say, will international airlines suspend flying to Melbourne for the time being it would not be worth their while flying to hear would it? I know we will still need cargo so the Freighter Airlines will still have flights but pa...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55840

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Emirates seems to have dropped ADL. All pax and frieghter services are cancelled. All employees at ADL station have been made redundant. Where'd you hear that? Apparently some newspaper agencies in Adelaide is reporting this already - but it's behind the paywall so no clue. I think some other membe...

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by Flyingsottsman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55840

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Melbourne Airport is celebrating it's 50th anniversary. https://www.melbourneairport.com.au/Corporate/About-us/50th-anniversary Amazing to see how Melbourne Airport has changed over the years. I remember flying into Melbourne from my home in Hobart in 1976 and saw my very first Jumbo Jet, as an 11 ...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68964

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Now we know Virgin will be flying again, what is going to happen to Tiger, will they leave Australia all together, or fly under another ownership, or is there a future for Tiger in Australia?

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How hard have the Chinese Airlines been hit
Replies: 12
Views: 3163

How hard have the Chinese Airlines been hit

For the last 3 months, we have heard, talked and even speculated about the aviation industry all over the world, Virgin Australia looking for a buyer, Virgin Atlantic asking the Government for money, SAA nearly crippled and so on and so on, Services suspended, fleets grounded. How has COVID-19 affec...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68964

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Financially Tourism generates a lot, but this pales into insignificance compared to the cost that Coronavirus has had to Australia Overseas students, whilst on the face of things may seem to be good for the economy, in effect is just a cash drain from our country as most students that come here enr...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Pan Am disappear?
Replies: 76
Views: 9798

Re: Why did Pan Am disappear?

I have heard so much about Frank Lorenzo and Carl Ichan, are they still alive and do they have any thing to do with aviation in the US today? Also I remember in 1983, while on holiday with my Auntie in the US, we saw a Pan Am 727 @ New Orleans, would that have been one of the routes they got from na...

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Pan Am disappear?
Replies: 76
Views: 9798

Re: Why did Pan Am dissapeared?

Why was Pan AM so desperate to have a domestic network within the US, was not their international network not enough for them? I remember they were ( just in my opinion ) along with British Airways the largest international carriers in the world at the time just about any airport in the world you wo...

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by Flyingsottsman
Thu May 28, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 69082

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

The Tourism Restart Taskforce has worked out a timeline for International flights to resume 1 July Proposed NZ bubble to include Pacific Islands as well 10 September - international flights to start resuming 15 December - all international flights started https://7news.com.au/news/tourism/timetable...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue May 26, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 69082

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Interesting that QF has bought the 717's back in house from Cobham: https://australianaviation.com.au/2020/05/qantas-cobham-purchase-brings-717s-back-in-house/ By my reckoning there are 11 in a two class configuration that QF could use on Trunk routes to build frequency back along with the 737's. S...

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by Flyingsottsman
Fri May 22, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 69082

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-21may20/


I recon they wont return at all to Melbourne.
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eta unknown wrote:
AC delays Australia return:
YVR-BNE resumes 22OCT
YVR-SYD originally set to resume late June, now cancelled until 01SEP.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-21may20/


I recon they wont return at all to Melbourne.

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by Flyingsottsman
Wed May 20, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 69082

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

It will obviously depend on the winning consortium but, even if SRB is not involved in winning consortium, it is possible a reduced fee will be negotiated so they can keep the name in the short to medium term. A full rebrand including launching a new name is an expensive exercise probably running i...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue May 19, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40 years ago-Mt. St. Helens volcanic exposion-affect on aviation
Replies: 11
Views: 2108

Re: 40 years ago-Mt. St. Helens volcanic exposion-affect on aviation

One part of the World I sooooooo want to go and see.

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue May 19, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 69082

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

There is no real reason that intra state travel is not allowed , especially here in Queensland. The only thing stopping it is a premier with an agenda. With a total of 13 cases all concentrated in the south east corner , and only 3 of them in hospital, the delay until September is bordering in stup...

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon May 18, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Times: China could scrap all current Boeing orders
Replies: 35
Views: 7555

Re: Global Times: China could scrap all current Boeing orders

It seems China doesn't like to be challenged on the virus. Their recent reaction to Australia's request for an inquiry into COVID-19 is for China to ban Australian Beef and Grains. Prickly? Yes! We are in our own right to stand up to China, they have crippled the world, they have broken the airline...

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by Flyingsottsman
Sat May 16, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 69082

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

I would presume they would rebrand if they were to launch capital city services... maybe stick with the REX name but drop the use of "Regional Express" particularly on the jet aircraft... I quite like the sound of "RexJet" No no please no, it sounds like those stupid names that ...

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by Flyingsottsman
Thu May 14, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Corail new proposed French Pacific based airline
Replies: 29
Views: 4856

Re: Air Corail new proposed French Pacific based airline

I thought years ago, didn't AOM have some sort of a Pacific network? I am sure they use to fly into Sydney.

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by Flyingsottsman
Thu May 14, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 69082

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

It's actually an incredibly low risk investment in the short to medium term. Coming in at the bottom of the market, the value will inevitably rise even if it is mismanaged to collapse in the long term - so long as they sell early. But it's a moot point, QIC is seeking to partner with somebody else,...

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by Flyingsottsman
Wed May 13, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 69082

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Because Queensland politics is always crazy, they’ve launched a bid for VA. It feels like every man and his dog are having a go. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/queensland/queensland-government-to-bid-for-virgin-australia-airline-20200513-p54sny.html Well the plot thickens... The potential bid will...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue May 12, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to Antonov?
Replies: 36
Views: 7793

Re: What happened to Antonov?

How big was Antonov. compared to Tupolev and Ilyushin and Yakolev from the 1950s right through to the 2000,s of late I have had a real interest in the Russian jets.

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon May 11, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United DC-10's
Replies: 111
Views: 15532

Re: United DC-10's

No UA never brought their DC-10s to Australia it was all 747s right from the time United got the Pan Am Pacific routes. 2001765 I believe the flight route was LAX-HNL-SYD Wow there you go! I didn't know they flew them to Australia, then again living in Melbourne we never got that amount of airlines...

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by Flyingsottsman
Sun May 10, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United DC-10's
Replies: 111
Views: 15532

Re: United DC-10's

I flew with United from Auckland to London return mid 1992. Auckland to Los Angeles on a 747SP with only a 40 minute transfer on to London, on a 747, one with only a few windows on the upper deck, was it a model 100 or 200? Any ideas? Something like 22hrs between Auckland and Heathrow, about 2hrs q...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue May 05, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 69082

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

What would need to be considered once going further than an Australia-New Zealand bubble is that everyone agrees. For example, if Australia and New Zealand is expanded to include Vanuatu, great. If Vanuatu want to also include Fiji but New Zealand doesn't, what happens then? Kick Vanuatu out? Tough...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue May 05, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 69082

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

We probably won't be seeing any QF 380s flying before the end of this year. And I genuinely believe QF won't be needing 12 380 for next 2 years given the demand would be so low that 380 would simply be burning precious cash out from Qantas. The only aircraft they should be flying long haul routes f...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue May 05, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 69082

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

With suggestions that travel between Australia and New Zealand might resume "soon", what are everyone thoughts about which routes will open first and who will fly them. I imagine the governments will need to work with airports to set up testing on arrival. Defiantly Auckland to Sydney, fi...

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by Flyingsottsman
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117425

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

I recon there would be lots of potential for VA operating out of Perth, the FIFO's as mentioned maybe a Perth Joburg service depending on what happen to SAA, and open up Perth to the US west Coast and Hawaii starting the flight in Perth via either Sydney or Melbourne, use it's Tokyo slot for a fligh...

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by Flyingsottsman
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117425

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Just saw Sky News (coming up to 1 clock in the afternoon 30/04/20) they are reporting that Andrew Forest) the WA Billionaire might be and I say might be considering getting a consortium together to buy Virgin Australia, it was only headlines so I have not heard the whole story. Buts that what was be...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways DC-10 in early 1980s?
Replies: 87
Views: 14638

Re: British Airways DC-10 in early 1980s?

Did BCAL have to merge with BA, could they have still been around today if they didn't?

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 878
Views: 33940

Re: SAS to layoff half of their staff

To be honest: those are common things nowadays. It's hard to find a carrier which doesn't layoff staffs or telling staffs to stay at home in this pandemic. (I don't know if Air Koryo does....) I dont think Air Koryo would have a lot of staff, every time you see a trip report, there is one plane at ...

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways DC-10 in early 1980s?
Replies: 87
Views: 14638

Re: British Airways DC-10 in early 1980s?

When BA merged with BCAL, did they really want the DC-10s, apart from the British made jets and Tristars' they had they were a loyal Boeing customer , I would have thought the would have kept BCAL's 747s and of loaded the DC-10s. The Landor livery did look stunning on the DC-10s, but I did also love...

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by Flyingsottsman
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA - Report: Post Lebanon's Civil War
Replies: 26
Views: 3570

Re: MEA - Report: Post Lebanon's Civil War

Beirut was once known as the Paris of the Meditation, a beautiful city I believe. I often wondered how MEA operated out of a war torn shattered city, I did not realise they were operating out of Paris. I to when I was in my teens read and heard about MEA and TMA cargo their yellow and green liveried...

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by Flyingsottsman
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the AN148 not successful in India?
Replies: 14
Views: 2747

Re: Why is the AN148 not successful in India?

When and what Indian civil airline ever flew Soviet/Russian made jets ever since I can remember before the multitude of airlines started flying in India, Air India was a Boeing airline with Airbuses in their fleet and when Indian Airlines were flying they were a mainly Airbus user, so what civil air...

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by Flyingsottsman
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117425

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Former Ansett chairman and British Airways, CEO Sir Rod Eddington is the latest to call for Virgin Mk II to ditch Tiger and close all international routes. This seems to be the model most experts and commentators are suggesting, with the option to either keep some short-haul such as NZ and Bali or ...

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by Flyingsottsman
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 327
Views: 54904

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

I just wanted to pass my best wishes to any VA staffers who might be reading this. Best of luck and lets hope for a positive outcome. Thank you. After yesterday's employee webinar with Paul Scurrah and Vaughan Strawbridge (from Deloitte), I think I can speak on behalf of most staff and say that we ...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7872

Re: WTI Oil price goes negative

Oh and I forgot the A340's to.

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7872

Re: WTI Oil price goes negative

Bring back the 747s DC10/MD-11s :lol: Once this is over and people start traveling again, the oil will go back up to where the price was before COVID 19.

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117425

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

News Corp is reporting that Joyce and his senior staff are having celebratory drinks tonight...... I highy doubt they are. Even though they are potent rivals, Alan Joyce and the Qantas leadership take no joy out of the fact that nearly 10 thousand people have potentially lost their jobs! Remember t...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Bankruptcy 1983
Replies: 43
Views: 5862

Re: Braniff Bankruptcy 1983

Wow even back then the US airline industry was very cut throat like a game of thrones, I remember being a DFW back in January 1983 and seeing all those BN aircraft parked over in the distance, ironically my Auntie and I flew around the US on AA, was my very first trip to the US.

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 327
Views: 54904

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

Morrofinch wrote:
JUST IN: It has been reported that NH is the preferred choice by Scurrah and the board.


Lets hope! ANA had their problems a few years back and got through it , they would have to be much better than the Etihad/Singapore/HNA partners.

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 327
Views: 54904

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

Its a sad day for the employees of VA, great airline friendly FA's yes badly ran through the JB years. I don't know the ins and outs or running a business let alone an airline but by a lot of the posts on here seems like a lot of people are glad that VA is going down. Going by the news tonight it so...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Europe be “open” for tourism?
Replies: 65
Views: 5595

Re: When will Europe be “open” for tourism?

Talking of Europe, I wonder how damaged the tourism to China is and how long it will before people return back to there since this thing started in China. I would take a guess we would be looking at, um at least 6 months, I recon it will take the airlines themselves at least 3 months to get their op...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern MD-11 era in the 1990's
Replies: 5
Views: 1836

Re: China Eastern MD-11 era in the 1990's

I am Pretty sure I saw MU MD-11 at LAX in 1992, first time I ever saw China Eastern, and that's well before they started services to Melbourne.

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by Flyingsottsman
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117425

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Wow Sydney is seeing some famous European airliners come in, it looks like by to the 70,80s when LH, KL and other European airlines use to fly in. Just a shame it has to be because of this horrible decease that's plaguing the world at this time. I would love to see the European airlines come back to...

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by Flyingsottsman
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117425

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Asked this in a Virgin post before but never got an answer, what will happen to SkyWest in Western Australia if Virgin go under? Will they go back to being Sky West again with the Sky West livery, they survived Ansett could they survive a total shut down of Virgin?

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by Flyingsottsman
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117425

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Saw a full page add in the Hearld Sun today (Saturday 4/04/20) a picture of a Virgin Australia FA and a warning of a Monopoly is that more proof that Virgin Australia is going to shut down?

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