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by n729pa
Wed May 22, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help me buy for my new museum
Replies: 23
Views: 2406

Re: Help me buy for my new museum

Buy John Travolta's Qantas 707 and one of the A380s being parted out and turn it into a hotel for your visitors...

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by n729pa
Sat May 18, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could log any ten aircraft / airline combos, what would they be???
Replies: 24
Views: 2732

Re: If you could log any ten aircraft / airline combos, what would they be???

Assuming you mean fly on (although not sure how you plan to fly on a Thai AF A340)...

Japan Airlines B787
All Nippon Airways B787
Thai A380
Singapore Airlines A380
Lufthansa A380
Qantaslink A320
Austrian Airlines B777
Iran Air A310
KLM B747-400
Cathay Pacific A350

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by n729pa
Sat May 18, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?
Replies: 41
Views: 2397

Re: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?

A380 never tire of flying it, love the take off and quiet effortless ride
A350 quiet smooth and nice cabin conditions
B747 noisy (by comparison to more modern designs) but what is there not to like...enjoy it while you can

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by n729pa
Fri May 17, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 24320

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

Frequently enough you can find fares like this from Heathrow. Last November, I booked LHR-DUB-LHR for £79 return, two weeks before travel. I've also seen things like £95 one way in Club Europe from Stockholm to London Heathrow (searching in April for travel in November). €39 fares out of Dublin are...

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by n729pa
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #4 | Refresh Era: Even During Financial Difficulties, You Can Still Look Good (1984-1987)
Replies: 23
Views: 4515

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #4 | Refresh Era: Even During Financial Difficulties, You Can Still Look Good (1984-198

N748PA had an experimental hybrid livery too circa 1989, I flew on her from Seattle to London and saw her a few times afterwards. Fantastic reading these articles brings back happy memories, always enjoyed travelling with Pan Am, flew them five times in all N729PA N751PA N730PA N727PA and N748PA. I ...

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by n729pa
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept
Replies: 42
Views: 7780

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept

Ive got a soft spot for three Airlines overall, and as you can tell from my site name, Pan Am is an airline with such an ironic image its probably one of the few people outside the industry or interest, can identify.

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by n729pa
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD
Replies: 54
Views: 10642

Re: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD

You cant say Virgin Australia were a fly by night operator either.

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by n729pa
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger gets plane to himself
Replies: 77
Views: 14873

Re: Passenger gets plane to himself

In 2017 I flew from LHR to Pisa for the day on a Sunday, there were only 8 of us on a BA A320. They asked me and the guy across the aisle with his teenage son to move back to man the emergency exits. The return flight, a A321 that night was rammed full, glad I took an upgrade.

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by n729pa
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 140225

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

I have to say what a great job BA have done on these planes. I spotted the Negus tail 2 weeks ago across at T5 and it made the hairs on the back of my neck stick up! It took me back some. Then last Tuesday I was off to Berlin and saw BOAC and Landor later as we took off. Just need to see the BEA one...

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by n729pa
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK and London
Replies: 65
Views: 10745

Re: EK and London

What happened with Royal Nepal Airlines? I remember them serving LGW in the 90s but I don't recall them moving so I assume they just stopped at some point, but I don't remember when.

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by n729pa
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 6053

Re: Your first...

European airport: LHR London Heathrow ...N-American airport: SEA Seattle ...S-American airport: None ...Asian airport: HKG Hong Kong ...African airport: None ...Oceanic airport: MEL Melbourne ...aircraft: DC9-15 G-BMAC (British Midland Airways) ...widebody aircraft: Boeing 747-212B N729PA (Pan Am) ....

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by n729pa
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best hotel in L.A
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Re: Best hotel in L.A

I always thought the best hotel in LA was out on the dark desert highway. A nice lady was there to welcome you, there's a mission nearby, it was such a lovely place. Plenty of room any time of year, but whilst they dont have any wine on the menu, they serve pink champagne on ice. You can even check ...

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by n729pa
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual incidents in commercial aviation
Replies: 39
Views: 5677

Re: Unusual incidents in commercial aviation

https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 19860204-0
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The PIA 747 that belly landed in Islamabad after the crew forgot to lower the landing gear.... classic!
https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 19860204-0

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by n729pa
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many prop planes in your logbook??
Replies: 54
Views: 3184

Re: How many prop planes in your logbook??

United Express - NPA Jetstream J31 Seattle - Portland Portland - Seattle Qantaslink Q300 Canberra - Sydney Qantaslink Q400 Brisbane - Blackall - Longreach Longreach - Brisbane Melbourne - Launceston Launceston - Melbourne Canberra - Sydney Austrian Airlines Q400 Geneva - London Heathrow Flybe Q400 L...

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by n729pa
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Last time you saw a certain aircraft?
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: Last time you saw a certain aircraft?

Last L1011 was last summer in Lyons, ex C-FTNA
Last 707 ..Omega 707 at Perth Airport 2013
Last 727 ...derelict one in Madrid August last year looks like ex-Delta colours
Last 747-300 VH-EBU at Avalon Airport near Melbourne
Last MD80 Meridana at LHR covering get a SAS flight 2018

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by n729pa
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How these two crashes affect Boeing and the 737 MAX programme in the future?
Replies: 31
Views: 4083

Re: How these two crashes affect Boeing and the 737 MAX programme in the future?

It's not the first time there's been a series of similar aircraft involved in incidents fairly close together that caused a media storm. Comet infamous accidents in the 50s B727 a series for crashes in the first couple of years operation DC10 well documented B747 mid 80s when fatigue cracks were fou...

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by n729pa
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do airlines do retro liveries?
Replies: 15
Views: 1612

Re: Why do airlines do retro liveries?

PatrickZ 80, yes I can understand where you're coming from on this, but the there are always Airlines in transition in liveries too ie Iberia Qantas Lufthansa Air Canada KLM Alitalia just for example where there's no uniformity. I don't think a retro hurts too much if done properly, the BA and Qanta...

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by n729pa
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surviving L1011 Numbers?
Replies: 74
Views: 10448

Re: Surviving L1011 Numbers?

There's one at LYS Lyons Airport too quite close to the runway down the side of a building. Had a real surprise when I saw it. It's an old classic too formerly C-FTNA 1019 (Air Canada'so first Tristar in the day) damaged by hail in 2001 whilst flying Air Transat. It was part of guided tour (there's ...

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by n729pa
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?
Replies: 74
Views: 4506

Re: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?

:D LHR ....we still some, BA of course plus a few others.

But just got a new operator....BOAC :rotfl:

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by n729pa
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tooth Found in a Meal of a SQ's Flight
Replies: 12
Views: 2202

Re: Tooth Found in a Meal of a SQ's Flight

Im sure the tooth will come out.....
...oops it already did.!

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by n729pa
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The world's longest-running airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 11280

Re: The world's longest-running airlines

In 1921 Qantas will become the first airline to fly continuously for 100 years under their original name. That IMHO will be the first centenary that really means something. Honourable mention must go to KLM who would almost certainly would have served 100 years continuously under their original nam...

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by n729pa
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?
Replies: 77
Views: 7183

Re: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?

It's also about how difficult you make it too. A 45 min connection in CDG or FRA and there's reasonable chance you're going to come unstuck. Plus the time of day can make a difference and where you're travelling to or from too. I've had a very easy pleasant transfer at CDG, but I've also had one tha...

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by n729pa
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What old liveries would you like to see back again ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1847

Re: What old liveries would you like to see back again ?

Gulf Air - their Tristar livery (as I call it)

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by n729pa
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tooth Found in a Meal of a SQ's Flight
Replies: 12
Views: 2202

Re: Tooth Found in a Meal of a SQ's Flight

They can't say they didn't have a big meal. But maybe it was a little "filling"

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by n729pa
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 198
Views: 36922

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

Whether it is the man behind the picket fence on the grassy knoll,or the secret service being involved in a car crash in a French tunnel, conspiracy theories are everywhere and some love to believe in them or come up with ever more complex explanations. Sometimes the truth might actually be far more...

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by n729pa
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived airline livery.
Replies: 90
Views: 12875

Re: Shortest lived airline livery.

Alia Royal Jordanian went through 3-4 liveries in the late 70s early 80s before they settled on the brown livery we're familiar with today.

Red tails...biege tails... stripes up the tail and a sort of pale bluey white scheme with an unusual pattern on it with blue diamonds on it.

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by n729pa
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline sightings
Replies: 80
Views: 9623

Re: Unusual airline sightings

2 years ago I was sat in a cafe in Zurich drinking a coffee very slowly to watch the planes go by and a Delta Connection Embraer taxied by presumably on a ferry flight somewhere, which remains me to look the picture up and see where it ended up. Like the AC A319s at LHR, the first time I saw a Mongo...

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by n729pa
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 140225

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

I have to say I think this is one of the best retro jets we've ever had. Looks really good.

Well done BA ..can't wait to see it for real.

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by n729pa
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Info request - Gatwick and the 747
Replies: 16
Views: 1645

Re: Info request - Gatwick and the 747

Sabena used to run a service to ...Atlanta wasn't it? Stopping in LGW along the way.

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by n729pa
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with multiple languages on branding
Replies: 13
Views: 1737

Re: Airlines with multiple languages on branding

Ethiopian Airlines

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by n729pa
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 3001

Re: Most iconic livery?

Pan Am Qantas Swissair Alitalia KLM BA ...Landor Lufthansa. ...classic Singapore Airlines Worth a mention Gulf Air (Tristar livery) Air Canada...red tail white maple Funny except for Pan Am and I suppose Swissair for obvious reasons, from the main list, if someone came from 1979 they would still rec...

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by n729pa
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trying to save Qantas miles - help pls
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: Trying to save Qantas miles - help pls

I'm a QF FF Have a read of section 9.2.1 and 9.2.2. of the terms and conditions. Point do not expire provided the member remains active (within the 18 months). It is a frequent flyer account so that is the easiest way. I live in the UK so fly BA a lot. ..you're in the US so why not take a AA flight ...

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by n729pa
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 6435

Re: European Widebodies 2019

I wonder if BA or AF will run any training flights on their A350s when they arrive? On past form with their A380s and B787s they have, so fingers crossed.

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by n729pa
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 100th Anniversary Plans?
Replies: 24
Views: 4640

Re: KLM 100th Anniversary Plans?

OA412 yes I agree I too had been wondering about this lately especially as we have a number of Airlines hitting 100 in the next few years. It going to be a great marketing tool, let's hope there's a few creative ones I'm sure there will be.

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by n729pa
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking class letters (why is y economy)
Replies: 9
Views: 2323

Re: Booking class letters (why is y economy)

I wondered if it was something to do with the old hand written tickets. F J Y are not too easy to confuse even with poor hand writing and there wouldn't have been so many variations 50 60 years ago and then typewriters and computers came the industry stuck with and developed on what they already had...

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by n729pa
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your best flights of 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3164

Re: Your best flights of 2018

Nothing as unusual as PlymSpotter but here goes... 1. Qantas 9 - the first nonstop flight from the UK to Australia. LHR PER MEL. ..as soon as it was announced I wanted to get on the first flight, the day the flight opened for bookings a few years later it was booked. I took a 90 year old book writte...

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by n729pa
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 statistics
Replies: 51
Views: 3396

Re: Your 2018 statistics

Total distance traveled: 57427 nm Total number of airports: 23 Sectors flown: 63 Longest flight: LHR-PER 9008 nm (LHR-PER-MEL 10687 nm total flight + return) Shortest flight: MUC-NUE 86 nm Largest Aircraft: Airbus A350-900 (Iberia) Smallest Aircraft: CRJ900 (Lufthansa Cityline) Furtherest North: Kef...

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by n729pa
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: January Sales
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Re: January Sales

I would suggest is sign up to the airline emails notifications and newsletters. That's what I found it gives you an idear of what they're offering. I tend to wait till January to make some of my bookings unless I get amy offer through in the meantime. But of course leave it too late and you may not ...

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by n729pa
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline denies boarding to a fish
Replies: 102
Views: 12516

Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Passenger 1 "Why where are you going with that fish" Passenger 2 "Oh I promised it a day out, I said hey let's just go some plaice" Passenger 1 "Oh maybe you could fly to Yellowstone, they've got a regional COD airport there". Passenger 2 "That's a good idea but I ...

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by n729pa
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?
Replies: 62
Views: 5211

Re: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?

Australia for me. I've had an interest and emotional connection to Australia since I was about 6, my school teacher had been thereon holiday, which was quite something in those days and I was inspired by what she told us. A few years later I remember seeing a B742 of Qantas sat over in the BA mainte...

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by n729pa
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 59
Views: 4614

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

ATH X2 (Old and new) ADL AKL ASP AYQ AMS BLQ BKQ BNE BIO BCN BKK BGO BRU BSL CNS CBR CHC CPH CDG CGN DRW DXB DUB DUS EDI FCO FRA GOV GVA GOT GLA HBA HEL HKG HAJ HAM I J KEF LHR LST LRE LIS LYS LIN LCY LUX MEL MAD MRS MME NCE NCL NUE OSL ORD ORY PER PSA PRG PDX Q RTM SYD STO SIN SEA SFO SZG STR TXL T...

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by n729pa
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transfers at main HUBS in the world
Replies: 19
Views: 1439

Re: Transfers at main HUBS in the world

I think a lot of it depends, as others have already mentioned the type of connection you have, but also the time of day too. This is based on my own experiences on international to either international or domestic connections only or vice versa. CDG 6/10 I've connected through there three times. Onc...

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by n729pa
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 37938

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

27/01 LHR MAD BA B767 GBNWA 27/01 MAD LHR BA B787 GZBKN 25/03 LHR PER QF B787 VHZND 25/03 PER MEL QF B787 VHZND 01/04 MEL PER QF B787 VHZNA 01/04 PER LHR QF B787 VHZNA 14/04 LHR ZRH LX A321 HBIOD 14/04 ZRH LHR LXA321 HBIOO 21/04 LHR ATH BA A320 GEUUC 21/04 ATH LHR BA B767 GBNWA 02/05 LHR TXL BA A320...

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by n729pa
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines abandoned Frankfurt?
Replies: 64
Views: 5204

Re: Which airlines abandoned Frankfurt?

Air Jamaica had I believe, operated to FRA at one time before stopping.

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by n729pa
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 100
Views: 7131

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

Nice to know I'm not the only made one around :) Recently did LHR-MAD just to fly on a BA 763 for the last time. But have done WLG AKL WLG to get NZ and a 733 plus got a A320 back MAD FRA LA 787 MAD LHR IB A343 A346 A330 BA 787 772 LHR-MAD BA 772 ZRH HAJ ZRH LX B777 one of stewardess gave me a guide...

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by n729pa
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 25572

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

Thanks very much for posting that link, what an enjoyable read that was very informative and greatly appreciated. It's strange but it's a very sad day in the history of British Airways to finally see the final B763 leave the fleet, I can honestly say that I've enjoyed every flight that I have taken...

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by n729pa
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite safety video?
Replies: 30
Views: 3152

Re: Your favorite safety video?

I found recent Qantas ones very good. A clever play on on board actions and real life situationstories. Also doubles up as anew Australian tourism film too. Interjected with typical dry Aussie humour. Second film also pretty good but first one was the best, they kept you watching and engaged.

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by n729pa
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A340 at LHR CS-TOA
Replies: 18
Views: 5057

Re: TAP A340 at LHR CS-TOA

Amc737 Cyprus Airways served T2 with their A310s and 707s in the 80s, at least. https://www.airliners.net/photo/Cyprus-Airways/Airbus-A310-203/178374?qsp=eJwtjbEOwjAQQ3%2BlupmtEkjdKAsbDPzAKbFoRCHR3aEQVf13ksLmZ1v2Qi6%2BDB%2B7lQQaSMHiJtpRYuGn0rDQAyVH8VXTqSR5a8dBMhftzmCbJOZa1yg2llrxbDg6h2Twf/8iHtIiqNuW...

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by n729pa
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A340 at LHR CS-TOA
Replies: 18
Views: 5057

Re: TAP A340 at LHR CS-TOA

Cyprus Airways A310s too...where common place at T2

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by n729pa
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A340 at LHR CS-TOA
Replies: 18
Views: 5057

Re: TAP A340 at LHR CS-TOA

Oh yes I remember the Tristars too.

Air bazaar. ..
But the pictures are all historic ones so that doesn't mean they do now or routinely. TAP dont send Widebodies to LHR at the moment - they were sending A330s to VIE not sure if they still are at the moment.

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