What struck me right away though is that no discussion regarding EY is allowed - wow! Too un-islamic I suppose. Not really. Religion has little, if anything, to do with it. Most companies have policies (and even more so government instrumentalities) prohibit their employees publicly commenting on i...Jump to post
I have no hatred for EK, but with $11B in subsidies since 2004 alone, they better have traffic growth. :stirthepot: Consider pot stirred. :wink2: Only $11B. To read regular posters here, I would have thought they received a lot more. No doubt reliable links showing evidence, rather than innuendo, r...Jump to post
I found it amusing that the Whitehouse had to make several corrections to notices regarding May's visit. They originally spelt the PM's first name Teresa. It is of course Theresa. Perhaps Trump thought he was meeting a certain actress by the name of Teresa May. He'd possibly be more comfortable meet...Jump to post
37% of Britain wanted Brexit. Maybe. But that is still more than the proportion of the electorate that voted to stay and the proportion of those who had more important things to do rather than vote or couldn't care either way. If all those who mistakenly thought that the remain vote would be greate...Jump to post
Really enjoy seeing your reports of flights on types that are now no longer typically seen operating RPT routes. The props on the Electra sure look angular compared to those on current turboprops. I like how you mention travelling on the 727 was "pedestrian". Today, some aviation enthusias...Jump to post
and the media will go into every little transaction looking for something to blow out of proportion. To which Trump will only respond, "Fake news" and bar the journalists who publish from future press conferences. The press will soon kowtow, as we saw already in Tommy's link. While Trump ...Jump to post
but a lot of Americans died in Europe needlessly in deference to Winston's plans. I doubt that they died in deference to Winston's plans. More likely by the time that the US decided to enter the war, it had already formulated its own future goals. As early as 1940, Roosevelt had proclaimed, "S...Jump to post
Then, it will be a sad day when pink is banished from the rainbow. As ridiculous as it sounds, here in Australia we have had some "family values" warriors demanding that children should not be subjected to rainbows in school or in advertising for children's clothing, because it "prom...Jump to post
At last. Sanity returns. A thread that isn't predicting doom and gloom and the descent into fascism.
I'll probably wear a yellow polo, moleskin trousers and my Akubra. Mustn't forget the Akubra to keep the sun off the bald patch.
The USA is NOT a democracy, and it NEVER was. It is commonly accepted that democracy consists of four key elements: a political system for choosing and replacing the government through free and fair elections; active participation of the people, as citizens, in politics and civic life; protection o...Jump to post
If I'm alarmed at the idea of James Hogan becoming CEO at Virgin Australia, my blood freezes at the idea of him as CEO at Qantas - LOL. I wonder, is there any substance to the rumour that Hogan would be considered as a replacement for Borghetti? The "official" version being reported in me...Jump to post
but all taken together could add up to EK experiencing some big issues There has been a slowdown in the passenger growth. Dubai Airports reported that they had not reached the anticipated 85 million, though they did reach about 83.something. The recently reported reduction in profit at EK has seen ...Jump to post
Nice comparison of two aircraft types. I'm scheduled to fly KLM's Fokker 70 at the beginning of May, so I was interested to read your impressions. The aircraft certainly looks cleaner than the Fokker 100 operated by Virgin Australia that I have previously flown on. You were fortunately placed to cap...Jump to post
My goodness! What an adventure you had during this trip. First agitated passengers who berate cabin crew about something they have no control over and then being present at someone's birth. I have never understood why some people think that shouting and harassing cabin crew will actually benefit the...Jump to post
Breaking news, a light aircraft has crashed into the Swan River in Perth around 5pm local time, both pilot and 1 passenger have been killed Dreadful thing to happen on a day that was meant to be a celebration and terrible news for the families of the pilot and passenger. The aircraft was VH-CQA, a ...Jump to post
I'm also told by a former member of immigration staff that unless you land in a country and then decide to inform them of your travels or other nationalities they will have no way to know that you- Mr Joe Bloggs from country A is the same person as Joe Bloggs from country B Is your ESTA less than t...Jump to post
It was reported in Gulf Business that about 1,000 people had left Emirates in the past three months through what a spokesperson said was “for various reasons and largely through natural attrition.” Despite this, the airline has continued to employ new staff where a need is identified. The spokespers...Jump to post
Regular visitors to PER will have noticed a pair of 737-200s that were formerly with OzJet and have been parked there since that airline's demise. The aircraft have now changed ownership and are to be relocated to White Gum Airfield, near York in Western Australia. Because they are no longer airwort...Jump to post
This lists several airports but many more need to be added to the list. ... Sea - Tac Airport, Kansas City & Saint Louis. News of improvements to airport infrastructure is always welcome. Is there any particular reason why these airports were selected ahead of others, beyond Southwest and other...Jump to post
A pilot in Mt Isa, Queensland has been charged with several counts of sabotaging rival airlines. It is alleged that he contaminated the fuel tanks of his competitors by adding glass beads and dirt, in one case causing an engine failure and putting the lives of the pilot and three passengers at risk....Jump to post
Oh, I am sorry – I really shouldn't be prejudiced – but Goober? Even the man himself says, "I didn't get named Goober because I was the smartest one, but to each is their own." And you can't say fairer than that. If it makes him happy, why not? He can always wear a collar and tie if he wan...Jump to post
anshabhi wrote: but across Europe, the food is similar. You could be right but I suspect that even you could tell the difference between Cassolette d'escargots au Chablis and Rheinischer Sauerbraten mit Rotkohl und Klößen . That's just mentioning two dishes from two countries. Altmärker Hochzeitssup...Jump to post
Another great trip report here. I like to see what the regionals are doing. It is amazing the places they fly to. I was recently pleasantly surprised when I noticed on FlightRadar24 that Rex fly to KNS! Hi VapourTrails! Thanks for your kind words. If you like regional airlines, have you come across...Jump to post
Australia has been a dream of mine for a long time, not just to visit, but actually move there. Unfortunately it has never materialized. Hi Vio! Thanks for reading and leaving a reply. From Canadians that I have met, and from literature, I would agree that our two counties have much in common. Hope...Jump to post
sumantra wrote:Thanks for a lovely TR starting at an exotic regional airport, and some funny descriptions, and lovely pictures!
sumantra wrote:A wonderful lesson in Australian history, Australian history, and some great photographs!
Australia lost Ansett Australia, Australian Airlines (I think that's what they were called - with those vividly coloured 767's) and the airline wit in my opinion one of the best liveries EVER - impulse. Australian Airlines was owned by Qantas, who decided to cease operating under that brand when th...Jump to post
why not for other popular, repetitive topics? One problem is that generic threads don't necessarily eliminate what some people see as a problem. Once the thread has 23,498 replies, will people really read all replies just to see if what they wish to write about or ask has already been discussed? We...Jump to post
Hi Vio! A great follow up to the first part. To many members of the forum who are not pilots, your description of the procedures necessary for preparing a flight, the terminology used, as well as the sorts of calculations made before and during flight will have been an eye-opener. Thank you for your...Jump to post
Maybe it's just me, but I fail to see why anyone would want to go to Malaga from Dubai. Perhaps they would be willing to go via Dubai. It is distinctly possible that people from the Middle East/ Gulf may wish to visit. Malaga is part of Andalusia, known to Arabs as al Andalus, and convenient for lo...Jump to post
In a report posted by the ABC it is claimed that the problems stem from the way tickets are issued and the airline's status allegedly recognised as a charter airline. In a lengthy statement issued on Wednesday evening, a spokesman for the Director General of Air Transport in Indonesia accused the bu...Jump to post
If the allegations are true and there is no more damaging information, then the Russians are no longer in a position to blackmail Trump. Information already in the public domain loses its value. What would be far more damaging is not whether Trump paid a couple of women for sex, but if the Russians ...Jump to post
Hi VapourTrails! I have been looking forward to seeing your report and the wait was worth it. It's pleasing to see that the in-flight service was up to the usual high standards. The lunch pack looks quite decent and more substantial than the breakfast the other mob offered between SYD and PER! Those...Jump to post
Nice conclusion to your holiday trip, KruegerFlaps. Hi Capicua and thanks for your comments. Seeing that the terrain is relatively flat, it could have been built closer, no? Even 10 km out noise shouldn't be an issue. The photos are deceptive. The area immediately around the town of Ravensthorpe is...Jump to post
Love the DH8A! Such a little rocket. It sure feels powerful as it darts along on take-off. Thanks for the greeting from BC. Agreed, it is interesting to see what's happening on the other side of the globe. Just read Vio's very educative report on aerial ambulance medevac from Nunavut to Ottawa.A ve...Jump to post
Thanks for posting this trip report. The aircraft did not look clean and that meal looked pretty unpleasant. Hi richcandy! You're right about the aircraft but, surprisingly, the meal didn't taste as unpleasant as it looked. The fritter was quite tasty but there's not much you can say about the spin...Jump to post
Simply hilarious! I had to speak out the last one loud several times to get what she meant. Perhaps I should have transcribed it as "Djoosawarda?" :wink2: While I knew what she meant, I also knew that she wanted to get it over with as quickly as possible and not just because of the flight...Jump to post
Moin, moin KruegerFlaps! Moin, moin Capicua! Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. a domestic hop with Avior Airlines some 15 years ago (Dat is al lang her.) Did you ever get to fly their Dornier Do 28? I especially enjoyed the pictures of departing flights while you were on the tarmac. Ple...Jump to post
Because airlines sell code share tickets. If a passenger has a ticket and/or boarding pass that indicates travel on flight YY9999, even if it is operated by another airline, that passenger will be almost certainly be looking for flight YY9999 on the destination boards and boarding gates. The airline...Jump to post
Hi Vio! This is a fantastic trip report. So different from the usual passengers' perspectives on seat pitch and meal services. Your detailed description of procedures and preparations for a flight from the point of view of the people up front is very educative. Your opposite numbers at the RFDS will...Jump to post
In April I'll be in BNE for the weekend and June in PER for 4 days. What interesting/recommended routes/flight options are there possible in a day? Depending on the days that you're in PER, a day trip to KGI can be done with QantasLInk, featuring an F100 outbound in the morning and a 717 back in th...Jump to post
What a fortuitous discovery. It's good to be able to stumble on an unusual flight and be able to take advantage of it. How lucky, too, that you met kind crew who was willing to indulge your wish to see the first class cabin.
Excellent service and meals for a domestic flight. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for sharing your experience with AI. Shame that there were problems with your IFE. I don't usually bother with it as I prefer to look out the window, but in an aisle seat I might have missed it. Meals look decent enough and I would have chosen chicken curry too. Not offering the alcoholic dri...Jump to post
fitting passengers densely into cargo hold of a plane or within cargo plane That near enough used to be SOP for Qantas when they flew DC3s into Papua New Guinea in the 1950s. The aircraft were ex-wartime and had what were affectionately known as "hard-arse" seats along the side of the fus...Jump to post
What more could a reader want? Thanks for sharing a lovely report with us, Thank you for your kind words. Much appreciated. Sadly from a business perspective the schedules into smaller towns Yes, with the small populations it is difficult to maintain a more frequent service. Some of Skippers flight...Jump to post
When dad and I did the 8 stop Brisbane to Mount Isa run, between Mount Isa and Boulia, dad and I were the only passengers on the aircraft. Wow. That would almost be like having your own private jet! But yes, it does feel a bit weird when there are so few passengers. I will have to indulge some of t...Jump to post
The flight was so badly stocked they ran out of hot options for purchase after serving the first few rows, so all I had was a can of Pringles and a soda to last me for the 3.5 hour flight. You do seem to have some bad experiences. I recall that you once were in the lounge in PER and all they had wa...Jump to post
sumantra wrote:You have a witty writing style, and the funny parts had me in splits.
Thank you for sharing a lovely trip report with us!
When I were a lad...... Luxury! Thanks for posting the link and bringing back memeories. Can't believe that Qantas use inflight meal box?? All part of reducing costs to improve the bottom line. I don't know when QF started serving meals this way but they served them in a box when I flew to Canberra...Jump to post