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by BAeRJ100
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: British Airways cancelled my flight because holes in plane after lightning strike
Replies: 24
Views: 6004

Re: British airways cancelled my fligh because holes in plane after lightning strike !

This absolutely is a thing that happens. I remember a NZ 787 that was grounded in PER for a while after sustaining damage from a lightning strike.

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PanAm #50, 747SP flying over both poles
Replies: 37
Views: 6230

Re: PanAm #50, 747SP flying over both poles

I have a question for those who know far more than I do. I have only flown a 747SP once, but it was a domestic China Airlines flight only from Beijing to Xian many years ago. Is there a “regular” (as in not a special sub-type) aircraft today that has the same (or more) range as a 747SP? Like a 787 ...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta ending MIA-MCO?
Replies: 16
Views: 4502

Re: Why is Delta ending MIA-MCO?

I flew the MCO-MIA leg of DL196 back in May, and I know it's only taking into account one single flight, but it was practically empty. This doesn't really surprise me.

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 5611

Re: Orders that didn’t happen

QF with the 777 maybe? They were one of the airlines that Boeing consulted with during its development, but famously were the only one of those airlines to never order it.

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by BAeRJ100
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airline groups have more than 5 airlines?
Replies: 38
Views: 3792

Re: Which airline groups have more than 5 airlines?

Qantaslink - Cobham Not sure if the QLK subs are actual subsidiaries or individual operators Cobham isn't part of the Qantas Group, they are a contractor operating Qantas-branded flights. They fall under the ownership of Cobham plc in the UK. The other three (QLK) are a part of the Group, however.

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 49273

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

And JQ106 PER-DPS has diverted to PHE.

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa A380 economy seats
Replies: 24
Views: 6024

Re: Lufthansa A380 economy seats

- Windows are useless due to the thick wall, curvature of the fuselage and the stowage between seat and wall. You can only see the sky out of the window, not the ground. is it really that bad? also, is it possible to visit the downstairs section during flight?? just to get a sense of the actual siz...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?
Replies: 52
Views: 7668

Re: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?

Ahem. £26 sterling tax on a return ticket. A bargain compared with walk up rail fares. Just googled tomorrow. Euston to Lime Street. Cheapest standard single in rush hour is £136. And do the majority of pax book their flights the day before they travel? I caught the train between Lime St and Euston...

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by BAeRJ100
Tue May 08, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 49648

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

I'm flying on VA1 in a few days time so have been tracking the VA 77W fleet tonight. Anyone know why VH-VPH was ferried SYD-BNE earlier today?

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by BAeRJ100
Sun May 06, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska unveils Incredibles II promotional livery
Replies: 14
Views: 2678

Re: Alaska unveils Incredibles II promotional livery

Adults loving Disney cartoons is weird af. That's your opinion, but there are a lot of "Disney loving adults" that would take exception to your statement. My definition of "tacky" would be the Frozen Westjet 737 and the recently unveiled China Eastern Toy Story jet, that have in...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri May 04, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which is the longest current/ever nonstop B747-400 route?
Replies: 21
Views: 5159

Re: Which is the longest current/ever nonstop B747-400 route?

Prince Charles has never flown nonstop on a BA 747 from Australia to England. Dad’s having those weird dreams again. Closest you’ll get is ex PM and war criminal Tony Blair Melbourne to Brussels on a BA 777-200ER. The Queen flew on a BA 777 non-stop PER-LHR back in 2011, I'd say that's a closer exa...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Atlantic Airways MD-83 MLG collapse at AEX
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Re: World Atlantic Airways MD-83 MLG collapse at AEX

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1392157
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Already posted here: :)

World Atlantic MD80 in emr landing Alexandria, LA
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1392157

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First NW 747-400 flight
Replies: 34
Views: 5875

Re: First NW 747-400 flight

UA857 wrote:
I meant the reg of the aircraft for the First International Flight.


Maybe stipulate that then in your opening post. You only have 3 posts on these boards, and 2 of them are to update/amend your original question...

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger IL-76?
Replies: 19
Views: 5419

Re: Passenger IL-76?

http://rohnfelder.de/en/sidley_planes/ This site have a photo of IL76 carrying people to Antarctica with photo of its interior and they are arranged in 3-3 sitting with extra rooms on both sides I thought the toilet on the IL-76 looked revolting enough, and then I came across the bucket and funnel ...

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 60387

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Milesdependent wrote:
Anyone know if it’s possible to book a revenue flight on the QF a320s in WA, or are they just being used for mining charters?


It's bookable via the QF website. A quick search for tomorrow shows it operating PER-KTA as QF1650.

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 60387

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

EY suspending flights to PER effective Oct 1. Announcement to come.

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ6 AKL-LAX returns to AKL 6 April
Replies: 24
Views: 4674

Re: NZ6 AKL-LAX Turnaround

Can't see any turnbacks for NZ6 right now - FR24 doesn't show it scheduled for 06/04 at all. Does show that NZ6 on 05/04 (operated by ZK-OKP) diverted to HNL, and has now arrived in LAX as NZ6D, but that's a bit different to a return to AKL. It definitely shows as AKL-AKL on FlightAware, with a fli...

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018
Replies: 481
Views: 73669

Re: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018

Err... 1. New engines require re-certification. 2. New wing requires re-certification 3. New c.g. limits requires a sub-set of certification, I do not know if the E2-190 limits were enough... irrelevant with a new wing 4. New avionics require a sub-set of certification. 5. New avionics software of ...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 74071

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

https://www.facebook.com/perthairport/

Is it that hard to type Perth Airport into Facebook these days?
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downdata wrote:
Eh link?


https://www.facebook.com/perthairport/

Is it that hard to type Perth Airport into Facebook these days?

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How big was the Space Shuttle compared to modern commercial airliners?
Replies: 36
Views: 8038

Re: How big was the Space Shuttle compared to modern commercial airliners?

It's much bigger than a 737, more like a 762 or A310. I shall get my 1:400 scale models out and do some comparison shots if anyone doesn't believe me. ;-) Not even close. I've been fortunate enough to see all 3 shuttles, plus prototype, in person, and there's no way they are remotely close to being...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tez Jet Avro RJ85 suffers uncontained engine failure
Replies: 18
Views: 5433

Re: Tez Jet Avro RJ85 suffers uncontained engine failure

http://avherald.com/h?article=4b0cd2f0&opt=0

And this one back in 2014:

http://avherald.com/h?article=4739fcc8/0000&opt=0
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DocLightning wrote:
Has there ever been another uncontained failure for an engine of this type? I haven't heard of one.

This one just a few months ago:

http://avherald.com/h?article=4b0cd2f0&opt=0

And this one back in 2014:

http://avherald.com/h?article=4739fcc8/0000&opt=0

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 62752

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

EK413 wrote:
until Network was absorbed which meant QF went from 5 types to 8 types.


Trying to figure out what the 3rd type you are alluding to is - at the time of purchase (2010), Network's fleet consisted of F100s and E120s, the latter of which were retired a few years ago.

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed, first routes SIN-BKK, KUL and KIX
Replies: 28
Views: 10427

Re: Singapore Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed, first route SIN-KIX

Nop. JAL's and ANA's 787 come with shades. It's a customers choice and the dimming model is not confortable at all. Are you sure? every 787 cabin picture I've seen including those of JAL & ANA has the dimming windows. I can't wait for the day I see one with the shades. I just did a search for J...

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 441
Views: 134504

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

notaxonrotax wrote:
Any A330NEO and A350 comparison pics available yet?
I think I will confuse the 2 racoons like this.

No Tax On Rotax


When you know what to look for, it is incredibly easy to tell the two apart. Probably the easiest is the shape of the nose.

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by BAeRJ100
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest trying to get rid of bugs in reservations
Replies: 32
Views: 6633

Re: Southwest trying to get rid of bugs in reservations

The website has always worked for me in Australia, just tested it and it loads fine. Used it to book flights with WN last year.

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes
Replies: 26
Views: 7249

Re: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes

iahcsr wrote:
What engines do these have? Maybe UA might have an interest in them.


Er, wrong thread maybe? What has this got to do with AS?

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boneyard location
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: Boneyard location

That makes no sense to me. I thought they had to pull lots of spare parts, equipment, engines, etc. from the planes before attacking with the heavy equipment. Is this not true? Only because the parts can be sold and make whomever owns or is scrapping the aircraft a bit of money. If someone really w...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 62752

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/0 ... to-an-end/


Must be one of those weeks for the E190. Cobham also operated its final scheduled E190 service this past Wednesday.
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qf789 wrote:
VA has flown its last flight with the E90 today, that being VA1105 NTL-BNE.

http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/0 ... to-an-end/


Must be one of those weeks for the E190. Cobham also operated its final scheduled E190 service this past Wednesday.

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Woman Buries Suitcase in Snow to Avoid Overweight Fee
Replies: 9
Views: 3483

Re: Russian Woman Buries Suitcase in Snow to Avoid Overweight Fee

AtomicGarden wrote:

Why the hell would they accept it? it's not their job to guard the lugagge of cheapskates. Besides it's a big responsability in these days of easy court suing


Believe it or not, this isn't really that big an issue outside of the ol' US of A.

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Qantas still operate polar sightseeing flights ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3561

Re: Does Qantas still operate polar sightseeing flights ?

speedbird52 wrote:
Forgive me, but what is the point of flying along if you can't get window seating?


As mentioned by another poster (who has been on one of these flights) - you rotate during the flight so that everyone gets a chance to see something.

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 79910

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Must of been a third aircraft? http://australianaviation.com.au/2010/04/ex-ozjet-737-makes-one-way-trip-to-jandakot/ I did a slide jump on the JAD-based 737 in Dec 2016. It's quite cool what they've done with it - most of the a/c is inside the training facility, the tail juts out the back of the bu...

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by BAeRJ100
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex Continental 767-200ER’s
Replies: 31
Views: 10354

Re: Ex Continental 767-200ER’s

Three are with Omni Air International as N207AX, N234AX and N225AX.

The remaining 7 all went to UTair, although Airfleets.net is showing at least 3 of them as stored.

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 79910

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

I also noticed a BAe 146 freighter in it was front on so I did not see the airline. My question is who runs a BAe 146 freighter into Melbourne and where do they come from and where do they fly out to? It would be either Cobham (operating on behalf of Qantas Freight) or Pionair (on behalf of Virgin ...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia
Replies: 65
Views: 12963

Re: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia

PR already serves Australia with narrow body aircraft, they currently serve BNE and DRW., and have previously served CNS and PER has well, all on A320s. BNE is currently served via DRW so any direct flight on an A321neo will actually be shorter than the current flight as it’ll avoid the stop im DRW...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QantasLink to receive 2 A320s
Replies: 25
Views: 6332

Re: QantasLink to receive 2 A320's

Will this cause difficulties with the pilots' union at QF proper? It's one thing for Network to fly the F100 and Cobham the B712 (which no US airline would be able to do), but A320s are unquestionably mainline territory. Don't forget that VARA has had A320s since 2010. I know there's more to it (eg...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Ex-AA 767 Red Cheatline Painted Blue
Replies: 50
Views: 10463

Re: Why Ex-AA 767 Red Cheatline Painted Blue

Maybe they are afraid of something like this: 0001823 To be fair, in that example it appears that AS was leasing the a/c from UA (going by the caption) rather than AS being too lazy to paint an old UA plane. Hybrid liveries when an aircraft is leased between two airlines happens quite a bit. See G-...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 79910

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Apparently QantasLink will be receiving two Airbus A320s from Jetstar that will operated in WA to cover some routes that are on high demand. I believe they'll be operated by Network. Can anyone confirm this? I've heard that it's been confirmed internally at QF that yes, Network will operate ex-JQ A...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 834
Views: 189648

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Thanks for the info, but still no pics as yet in the wild. Twitter link from further up on this page which links to a photo supposedly showing N848VA at SFO, still in VX colors: Looks like a false alarm, N848VA is still in Virgin colors: https://twitter.com/NickFlightX/status/951530519216340992

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard
Replies: 94
Views: 20159

Re: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard

flydiude380, but aren´t FA´s supposed to do a manual count just before doors are closed? I only see that on regional jets as they need it for weight and balance, I've never seen counting being done on mainline flights Really? It's happened on the vast majority of flights I've ever taken. It comes d...

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18
Replies: 124
Views: 14616

Re: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18

Isn't there a DL 744 at the Delta Museum? Yes there is a 747-451 at the Delta Museum. Registration N661US. It is the first 747-400 built and was delivered to Northwest Airlines. Delta probably kept it as it the first 747-400 built. :old: For anyone that has the chance, I definitely recommend paying...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 143
Views: 22800

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

Qantas is also well known for being the only airline operating the 744ER, having a custom pax variant of the 747 built for it to fly some of the longest routes in the network at the time such as SYD-DFW. This comes up fairly often, but I feel it is important to note that the 747-400ER wasn't custom...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does MH fly its A380s to for now?
Replies: 12
Views: 1944

Re: Where does MH fly its A380s to for now?

After the A380s are withdrawn, they will undergo maintenance and reconfiguration. I believe MAB will be increasing their seat density. This is no longer happening. It was announced a couple days ago that MAB will now be keeping the 6 frames. See post above regarding what routes they will be put onto.

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched
Replies: 69
Views: 17471

Re: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched

dhaliwal wrote:
Why did the box up their 77E's?


They were on the way out of the fleet anyway, MH simply sped up the retirement in the aftermath of MH370 and MH17.

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 'Dove' A319s finally getting repainted
Replies: 30
Views: 8385

Re: BA 'Dove' A319s finally getting repainted

One that surprises me as I see it in PER quite often is SA's A340-300 in their London 2012 livery. It's a nice looking scheme and I guess they have better things to spend their money on, but geez, it's been over half a decade...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight attendant still working at 81
Replies: 48
Views: 12050

Re: AA Flight attendant still working at 81

Way to go, if you can do the job, pass the medical, then hell yes, go to work and enjoy life. :bouncy: Out of curiosity, do other countries require FAs to take ongoing medicals as part of their employment? Here (Australia) it's definitely not the case, regardless of age. To get the job to begin wit...

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding
Replies: 32
Views: 6603

Re: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding

There's a passenger who travels regularly on a particular route that I operate on, who always gives us a bag of candy when he boards. We are always appreciative, and I always make sure they get a few extra snacks when doing the service :)

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's first 787-10 and Reg. question!
Replies: 22
Views: 5817

Re: SQ's first 787-9 and Reg. question!

Can't respond to the rego question, but this is a 787-10, not -9. In fact it will be the first -10 to be delivered.

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accident: SA Airlink RJ85 near Johannesburg ncontained engine failure takes out two engines
Replies: 16
Views: 4989

Re: Accident: SA Airlink RJ85 near Johannesburg ncontained engine failure takes out two engines

scary never liked these SA Airlink planes, the noise of the hydraulics on retracting and deploying flaps , high wing and positions of engines just cover the view and makes one dizzy, bring more E190/E175 please 1 - That noise isn't hydraulics. It's actually the sound of the airflow around the flap ...

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Passengers Delayed for 24 Hours Tried to Get Hamilton Tickets for Compensation
Replies: 11
Views: 3731

Re: AAL compensates with Pizzas for Hamilton Tickets for a Days delay

Hamilton tickets? Really? I'd be more than happy with the pizza. There might be other nice things forthcoming. Years ago, I had a Northwest flight delayed for a couple of hours for a mechanical issue - a few days later I got a letter from the airline and a gift of 10,000 FF miles. A couple months a...

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?
Replies: 57
Views: 16672

Re: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?

Hehe good point. It was Port Canaveral. It was Disney Cruise Lines, which is US owned, but the ships are registered in another flag of convenience. This was also back in 2000 or so. If you want to get technical, Disney Cruise Line is the operating name of Magical Cruise Company Limited. Based in - ...

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