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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 41238

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

Air Canada's first flight to MEL is on its way! https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA37 Great to see! This is the last new carrier to arrive for MEL that’s been announced? UL,JL,LA and Tianjin- busy year. Wonder if we’ll see any new carrier snext year. Lets hope so, would love to see KE come back...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would Pan Am look like today?
Replies: 26
Views: 4670

Re: What would Pan Am look like today?

I really love these types of threads I recon there should be one on all the airlines that have flown into aviation history. I had no idea that PA wanted to merge with NW, would that have been the better merger than NA, how did NW avoid PA and stay on its own until DL got them ? To answer the questio...

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by Flyingsottsman
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 262
Views: 32422

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017

Thai AirAsia X is considering Australian flights. "The LCC has studied expanding to Eastern Europe and Australia, he said, adding those plans are still possible, without providing further details." See: https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/transport/1364699/taax-plans-new-routes-fleet-growth....

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by Flyingsottsman
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 262
Views: 32422

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017

Hi all, Here are some pictures from the launches of CMB - MEL (UL) and TAO - SYD (JD), earlier this week: http://www.anna.aero/wp-content/gallery/srilankan/SriLankan2.jpg http://australianaviation.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SriLankan-4R-ALM-A330-343-arriving-at-YMML-inaugural-30-October-2017...

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by Flyingsottsman
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX Closed due to Earthquake
Replies: 23
Views: 6067

Re: MEX Closed due to Earthquake

First and for most, thoughts to everyone in Mexico City we pray for you, be strong and be safe. Down here in Australia we don't get earthquakes like other parts of the world do, we might get the slight Earth tremor and that's all, what I would like to know is what does an airport like eg: San Franci...

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana new livery
Replies: 15
Views: 5910

Re: Cubana new livery

That is a very nice looking IL-96 very nice livery.

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by Flyingsottsman
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 58272

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

Airport chiefs to meet in CBR this week to discuss proposed security measures Airport chiefs have fears that the proposed ID checks for domestic flights will cause passengers to queue up outside terminals making them sitting ducks for a terrorist attack. Instead airport chiefs will push for state o...

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by Flyingsottsman
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 58272

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

Congrats all, record number of posts in any one month on the Aussie monthly thread, and a bit of useless info, yesterday Aug 25 I celebrated turning 70 years of age (and even more importantly, have now qualified for a DVA Gold Card). The only downer was the Bulldogs (AFL) not making the finals seri...

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by Flyingsottsman
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 58272

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

Congrats all, record number of posts in any one month on the Aussie monthly thread, and a bit of useless info, yesterday Aug 25 I celebrated turning 70 years of age (and even more importantly, have now qualified for a DVA Gold Card). The only downer was the Bulldogs (AFL) not making the finals seri...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 58272

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

I saw a CX cargo 748f fly over the city today, just wondering who else is still flying freighters into MEL and from where?

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!
Replies: 70
Views: 10256

Re: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!

There is no way that we would ever see SAS down in this part of the world. I don't think there is the business between Sweden, Norway and Denmark and Australia/New Zealand In the late 80s early to mid 90s we lost all the European airlines to Australia since alliances and partnerships between the air...

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by Flyingsottsman
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliners That Didn't Work In Australia
Replies: 38
Views: 6236

Re: Airliners That Didn't Work In Australia

The 757 would have been a good aircraft for Australia instead of Ansett's 767s and TAA's A300s which were always hard to fill up. The TAA A300 was full, pretty much, every time I flew on it - and it was a sweet ride. I'm puzzled that the OP thinks it didn't work, it worked fine for me. It was also ...

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by Flyingsottsman
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia announces a net loss of $185 million for FY16/17
Replies: 103
Views: 11244

Re: Virgin Australia announces a net loss of $185 million for FY16/17

I guess need to know what they are, are they a legacy carrier or are they a LCC, that has to be the biggest problem. Its like they are a budget carrier within Australia and a legacy on international routes, I didn't think an airline can be both. To me they are very confusing because on one hand how ...

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by Flyingsottsman
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 58272

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

Nope - maybe 30-60% screened That's really not good enough, especially in the current environment. That's a pretty horrifying statistic. Airport/airline staff being associated with terrorism is an establish risk which every so often comes to focus, it was a key factor in Lockerbie and various plots...

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by Flyingsottsman
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen to drop XMN-LAX non-stop in favor of XMN-TAO-LAX from December 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 2676

Re: Xiamen drops LAX in December 2017

That was very quick, could they not compete with CA,MU, CZ into LAX?

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by Flyingsottsman
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 58272

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

JQ benefiting from best global economy in 10 years JQ to announce a direct Australia - China route in the next couple of weeks http://www.airlineratings.com/news/1383/jetstar-benefiting-from-the-best-global-economy-for-10-years-says-ceo- Will be exMEL! So any takers for Melbourne to Shanghai Pudong?

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 378
Views: 41996

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/airport-security-heightened-following-sydney-counterterrorism-plot-to-bring-down-aeroplane-20170729-gxlk1f.html Talk of extra security affecting domestic and international flights. Wonder how this will impact domestic flights in particular. I wonder if we will now see the ...

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by Flyingsottsman
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VN and IR in the U.S.
Replies: 8
Views: 1931

Re: VN and IR in the U.S.

I recon you will see VN long, long before IR touches down in the United States. In VN's case maybe its the competition from the other Asian carriers that stops them from flying into SFO or LAX. In IR's case not enough time has passed since the 1979 revolution and as long as Iran still considers the ...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 13591

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink

When will some one anyone prove all these climate alarmists wrong tell them to pull their heads in and just go away and leave us all alone.
I bet if they were going to a protest in another country they would use a plane to get there. What sort of fuel do they use to power their boats :confused:

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am in Middle East question
Replies: 60
Views: 7262

Re: Pan Am in Middle East question

Amazing to think that 2 United States carriers had such a presence and served so many cities in the Middle East then, wow have times changed, some of those cities listed above it would be unthinkable with what's going on today that any United States carriers would serve them, how times have changed...

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am in Middle East question
Replies: 60
Views: 7262

Re: Pan Am in Middle East question

1983 PA operated BEY - FCO B737 PA 737s flying outside of Germany? That's a new one for me. But happy to be proven wrong. I remember them at LHR too, circa early-mid 80s. Just a FYI note, the first 747 written off was a Pan Am N752PA at Cairo following a hijack of PA93 BRU-AMS-JFK as part of the Da...

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by Flyingsottsman
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am in Middle East question
Replies: 60
Views: 7262

Re: Pan Am in Middle East question

Amazing to think that 2 United States carriers had such a presence and served so many cities in the Middle East then, wow have times changed, some of those cities listed above it would be unthinkable with what's going on today that any United States carriers would serve them, how times have changed.

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by Flyingsottsman
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 378
Views: 41996

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017

Here is another picture of VH-VXM, this one shows the inside of the winglet albeit from a distance http://australianaviation.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/QF-new-roo-1252-copy.jpg http://australianaviation.com.au/2017/07/qantas-repaints-first-boeing-737-800-in-new-livery/ Yeah I like it, very m...

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines unveils Negaraku livery
Replies: 39
Views: 14702

Re: Malaysia Airlines unveils Negaraku livery

Very very nice looking livery. Should look good on their 330s,

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by Flyingsottsman
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2017
Replies: 389
Views: 48938

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread

Rumor: Australia to ban Qatar Airways flights to the country. Source: UAE based news twitter account. Have not heard of this rumor, Qatar have just started flying A380s into Melbourne and hardly anything has been said about the Qatar v rest of the Middle east crisis. So down here that is just what ...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 378
Views: 41996

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017

I would love to see QF fly to HNL from MEL, or maybe open up the Maldives or Seychelles from Perth.

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 378
Views: 41996

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017

Now this is interesting http://www.theage.com.au/business/aviation/backing-secured-for-major-airport-serving-melbournes-southeast-20170703-gx3efu.html New airport on the cards for SE Melbourne/Gippsland? Yes heard this on the way home tonight, Knowing this Labour Government or even the next Liberal...

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by Flyingsottsman
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 40630

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017

I wounder if QF would consider naming their dream liners after the AFL and NRL teams and put their emblems on the planes, got to be better than Vegemite.

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by Flyingsottsman
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 151258

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

I would have thought, if the GCC country's are accusing Qatar of sponsoring terrorism or supporting isis wouldn't the USA or UK be the first 2 country's to slap a ban on Qatar considering what both country's have been through over the past couple of weeks in the UK's case and of course 9/11.

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by Flyingsottsman
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Airlines and Australia
Replies: 42
Views: 5270

Re: European Airlines and Australia

I knew AOM fly into Sydney, how long did AOM fly into Sydney? Also to Air Austral flew into Sydney do you count them as a French Airline?

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by Flyingsottsman
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Airlines and Australia
Replies: 42
Views: 5270

Re: European Airlines and Australia

I also believe UTA were a European airline that served Sydney Yes you are right, UTA served Sydney for a number of years with their DC-10s I think they use to fly them in from Noumea, in the early 1990s they introduced a service to Melbourne flying their 743's but it did not last to long because UT...

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by Flyingsottsman
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?
Replies: 69
Views: 15855

Re: Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?

Going against the general consensus, I don't mind the livery at all, at least some one this time used their imagination and any thing is much much better than their current livery, I bet Air France the airline that introduced us to the original Euro white scheme must look at MU's new livery and laugh.

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by Flyingsottsman
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 31350

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017

https://www.ausbt.com.au/american-airli ... y-la-route


Is that because AA are not getting the numbers they were hoping for on this flight?
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qf789 wrote:
AA will downgrade SYD-LAX from 77W to 787-9 from 10 November 17 (8 November departure from LAX)

https://www.ausbt.com.au/american-airli ... y-la-route


Is that because AA are not getting the numbers they were hoping for on this flight?

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by Flyingsottsman
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place
Replies: 87
Views: 10141

Re: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place

King Island in the Bass Straight, Qantas Link fly from Melbourne and not sure about Flinders Island. QantasLink don't fly to King Island, but they do get three airlines: Rex, Sharp Airlines and King Island Airlines. Flinders Island is only served by one airline, Sharp Airlines. I had no idea Qantas...

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia's problem
Replies: 24
Views: 5109

Re: Alitalia's problem

goldorak wrote:
We have this same discussion once or twice a month in this forum...Do we need the 100th thread on this subject ?


Some people may have just joined up for the first time, or have never posted on this subject before so yes we need a 100th thread on this.

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 31350

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017

Driving past Melbourne Airport coming back from Echuca today saw Malaysia Airlines with a A380 looked it up it was MH 148 departing at 13.55, was this a one of because usually MH fly 330s into Melbourne and its the first time that I have seen an MH 380 in at MEL. How long has MH 148 been a 380 servi...

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place
Replies: 87
Views: 10141

Re: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place

King Island in the Bass Straight, Qantas Link fly from Melbourne and not sure about Flinders Island.

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Airlines to Hawaii?
Replies: 30
Views: 5984

Re: European Airlines to Hawaii?

For the Europeans, the Caribbean destinations and even of the Spanish Coast resorts and Portugal have all the beaches and nightlife much closer to England and Europe rather than flying to the other side of the world even though Hawaii is much different to those destinations I would expect. For us he...

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 31350

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017

Hi every one, coming home from my parents place after a Easter long weekend up in Echuca, we went via the airport very very surprised to see a Malaysian Airlines A380 taking of I looked at the schedules and it looked like MH 148 departing at 13.55. how long has MH been running A380s into Melbourne o...

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place
Replies: 87
Views: 10141

Re: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place

King island Tasmania served by Qantas Link and not sure of Flinders Island???

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 31350

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017

How's Singapore airlines doing at Adelaide? At first I didn't realise they flew to Adelaide They seem to be doing good, been flying to Adelaide for 3 decades, I first trip to Europe in 1985 I flew SQ Melbourne to Singapore via Adelaide, I think its the Cargo run that they have stopped flying to Ade...

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 31350

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017

MH examing the continued viability of the DRW-KUL flight.

What have they been flying into Darwin 330 or 737s?

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 31350

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017

Hi every one is there any chance of KE coming back to Melbourne ?

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by Flyingsottsman
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Back on Expansion Mode?
Replies: 35
Views: 7228

Re: JAL Back on Expansion Mode?

I wonder if they will return back to Brisbane and possibly start a Melbourne service.

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by Flyingsottsman
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 28131

Re: Australian Aviation - March 2017

The SYD and MEL flights to DPS, are they operated by 738's?

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by Flyingsottsman
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - February 2017
Replies: 215
Views: 24185

Re: Australian Aviation - February 2017

Was the E 190's successful for VA and why are they getting rid of them, seems like they have not been in the fleet that long.

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by Flyingsottsman
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Many Questions about HNL
Replies: 13
Views: 3829

Re: Many Questions about HNL

I remember the first time to the USA when my Auntie took me it was over Christmas 1982/83, I remember landing in Honolulu on an Air new Zealand 742 that was in the days of when we flew from Australia it was via Nandi, Honolulu and go through customs before flying to the main land, anyway it was the ...

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 148
Replies: 296
Views: 38334

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 148

I was you tubing Sydney airport last weekend on one of the video's I saw a Kalitta Air cargo on the ramp at Sydney, where do they fly in from and how often do they come into Sydney?

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA @ Guam
Replies: 29
Views: 5908

Re: UA @ Guam

Do they still fly the Island hopper all the way to Hawaii?

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA @ Guam
Replies: 29
Views: 5908

Re: UA @ Guam

QF108 wrote:
Was CNS dropped pre or post the CO/UA merger? I was always thought it was cool that CO kept a small presence in Aussie.

I should have read on before asking that question lol. When was CNS dropped and why?

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