They put a cap on aircraft movements per day from each country participating in Hajj flights. Indonesia have rights for 10 flights a day last year. A few years a go it used to be 18 ! This year it looks like 15... The number of flights a dayfrom a country is determined by the size of it... So add th...Jump to post
Hi All, I hope this report will add to some of the more unusual trips... <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> 28/August/2001 CGK-SRG Kartika Airlines Flt#155 (Jakarta-Semarang) PK-KAR, B732A (sn23796), JT8D-9A, Y122 Pax: 40, 2 pilots, 4 cabin crew, 4 company riders (incl me)...Jump to post
I had a dream while on an Scandinavian DC10 over Afghanistan, that my plane blew up and I survived the blow and freefell to the mountains below! Thanks to the captain that mentioned during boarding that the DC10 have had a crash a few days before and said "Let's just board the plane quietly and hope...Jump to post
I'm just wondering how the airport staff could have prevented the girl from going to San Juan. Does travelling between NY and San Juan require passports ? If it does, then if the "fake" passports pass as valid, what could the airport staff do? I've seen and heard kids saying heaps of things about th...Jump to post
Even CGK (Jakarta) have 2x 3600m (60m wide) at 2800m apart...
When I flew from SIN to LHR on SAS, Afghanistan was suddenly closed... we had to queue up in BKK for 3 hrs, everything was running late... SAS went up and down the cabin confirming who has connections, and asked for contact numbers of those who were waiting for the pax at the destination airports. S...Jump to post
I've probably forgotten a LOT of them... SQ: CGK-SIN-LHR rtn (A310/757, B743), CGK-SIN-SYD too many times (A310/A343/772/744, 744/773). SYD-SIN-FRA-SIN-CGK-SIN-SYD, (744 [9V-SPK, 9V-SMU], A343, A310, 744) CGK-SIN-KUL (A310 all) HLM-SIN-HLM (SQ A300, 752, 727!) TG: CGK-SIN (A300) CX: CGK-SIN-HKG-LHR ...Jump to post
There's always a first...
There's a Kabo Air 747 and 2 727s sitting in Garuda Maintenance Facility at the moment. The 727s been there for about a year. Last year one of the ex BAjobs were repainted there. Not sure what this current visitor is here for. Only arrived recently (less than 14 days ago). As for Haj work, I heard t...Jump to post
U 2 Photo terrorists in Sydney are bound to make heaps of similar shots *that's why I moved back to Jakarta* Can't keep up competing with you guys ! At least here I have a virtual monopoly! *peeved off that I missed Jal Tokyo Sea Dream here Sunday due to rain*
Aesthetics, noise (either favor loud or favour quiet), comfort.
For me, 737-200, love the shape, love the noise, and is still comfortable. Then got the 777-300. Impressive looks, very quiet, and damn comfortable.
Just personal tastes anyway.
I flew the A300/A310s many times from the 80s...
I think they're the only Airbuses that can feel like a Boeing... unless you're sitting in the rearmost section! Nothing about Airbus is better than Boeing, but it's just a comparison... Overall, they're OK... nothing special
I hold a Krisflyer Gold (Star Gold) with SQ, although I am in Indonesia and Australia most of the time. The priority check in is very useful in Sydney as the SQ flight is almost always full... Plus at least I get free food at the airport lounges! With KF Elite, get an upgrade from Y class by using y...Jump to post
Mikey, Must agree on you on this one... I was not talking about the staff hating staff... but I have heard a lot of nasty comments on NZ management from AN staff... Even if there is some hatred between the staff of the 2 airlines, they still work together professionally... I personally don't believe...Jump to post
Xinjiabo Air... I think that 2 cents you spent was a waste... It seems Anzett's mental maturity declines with everypost whenever it comes to SQ. As Gordon Bethune said, some <insert rude description of annoying pax> will always be <insert the same rude description of the same annoying pax>... Let th...Jump to post
You love AN & NZ ?
Unless your friends are the board of directors, you should get a reality check... AN staff HATES NZ staff...
AN staff HATES NZ management, AN Pilots HATE flying their jets that have been maintained by AirNZ...
You're one hell of melting pot!
I had a similar experience before. A 3hr delay at LHR for HKG... Midsummer, No aircon as the ground cart had to be moved to serve other aircraft, APU wasn't started somehow. After adding more fuel, the APU was started, and aircon cooled us off... still sweating until we reached Bulgaria. These are n...Jump to post
After being recently brainwashed by a few flights my list is: 1. B737-200 <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=139570" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/0/7/5/139570.jpg" ALT="Click here for full size photo...Jump to post
I wonder who is more evil... 1. AirNZ first they lobbied the govt. to block SQ's 50% purchase proposal for AirNZ... Now they're crying foul at the govt. and SQ after running out of cash (which have been seriously draining since 1994) 2. SQ for trying to take over AN... (and the world) All in all, th...Jump to post
Am I proud of my national carrier ? Hell Yes ! Go Garuda, the only airline that have called me by my name as I board, and get my name mentioned in the have a nice flight wish as the crew showed my to my seat, on a full domestic flight, and I was only holding a Y class shuttle ticket. I'm proud also ...Jump to post
Oh me Gawd... What a flamer of a small incident. Anzett, ever read the independent financial reports of SQ ? I tell you who should be punished in the aviation world... Selwyn Cushing of AirNZ ! Destroying Ansett by blocking SQ's rescue package... SQ & NZ = marriage of convenience... SQ & AN is a nec...Jump to post