The funniest thing about the whole off-topic spelling issue is that there has been only one comment from an Aussie about it - the guy asking if it was a wind up, or the US system. Other than that, it's mostly people from the US complaining about the spelling of an Australian airline. Regarding Qanta...Jump to post
LOL @ DfwRevolution!! It is true - I was 65kg and 5'7" (healthy), then I started going out dancing a lot, and not eating well - and lost 5kg. I got the flu after that and lost another 5... so I was very slim. Now I eat 3 meals a day and only go out dancing every few weeks, and the weight has jumped ...Jump to post
Possibly, it would depend on price I expect. All the airlines on the Pacific routes to Australia tend to do well, except American Airlines when they had service a while back. Pan Am used to make heaps of money off the Pacific! Hawaiian has only just started flights, so there are no figures on their ...Jump to post
Some Australian ones - TAA - Fly TAA, the friendly way - from at least as early as 1947 (airline began in 1946) and right through until the change of name. Longest slogan ever? Ansett - Absolutely Australian Airlines - The first song from when they changed from TAA went - "Come on and fly, Australia...Jump to post
If I needed the cash - maybe... If I was to be a part of raising a child with a lesbian couple - yes... Otherwise no. Some people have some outdated need to pass on genetic material so that they will be "immortalised" in some way via children. Quite frankly, I take something from everyone I meet, an...Jump to post
Qantasclub, you're probably right on it being political. They're hoping to have the new Malaysian leader visit Australia at the end of the year, which will be the first one in a long long time. I imagine if you see relations thaw between the two countries, you'll also see Qantas go back there! Trent.Jump to post
I love these threads on <acronym title="Macae (MEA / SBME), Brazil">MEA</acronym>! The reason why? The passion shown in talking about the airline. In threads I get route maps, advertising, aircraft pictures and a heap of information! Due to these threads specifically, I know more about <acronym titl...Jump to post
Perhaps I'll print out the web site and make some demands <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Nah, I enjoy flying too much to be a bastard passenger! Thanks for all the feedback! The flights been booked for months, I'm a Qantas Frequent Flyer, and Virgin Blue was $4 less ex...Jump to post
It's a shame really - over on www.concordesst.com they raised over £10,000 for Concorde G-BBDG that hardly anyone has ever flown in, in order to save it from scrap. It went to the Brooklands Museum. Also over at www.concordesst.com they raised a similar amount for the Trident at Heathrow, and it's g...Jump to post
Cool, that's what I was expecting from all the web site stuff.
Anyone else have any info?
Hello people! I am flying Sydney to Perth in a couple of weeks, and I noticed that the Qantas web site has a special section devoted to the transcontinental Economy service. It says - "You can now enjoy a new level of comfort and service between Perth and Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane. Our new Economy...Jump to post
Oh I didn't realise they always had 4 FAs on the Boeing 717! I was hoping for one of the ex-TWA 717s with the slimline seats, but alas I didn't get to. The other seats are really bulky and the 30" is very tight! Totally agree on the cabin crew mix. Ex-AN is good, especially with the A320s coming onl...Jump to post
Yes, but they didn't allocate each seat on the flight at that price! In addition to that, Virgin Blue offered 200,000 tickets at the same price in response, and no-one is complaining about them. As is usual in Australia, the media will focus on the new carrier and all events with it, until they get ...Jump to post
That all gay guys are good looking, dress well, are clean, amusing, know how to lay out a house and can cook. I could think of worse sterotypes!! Trent. P.S. I agree they are walking cliches, but I bet even you are cliched in some way! <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/bei...Jump to post
It's not that hard. I was looking into going on the Trans-Siberian Railway. All you do is book it, and the "invitation" to enter Russia visa is issued at the same time. This is whether you book with a local organisation, or via a Russian travel agent on the web. A lot of countries require Visas for ...Jump to post
Always, always, always.
You can get huge fines and lose points from your license for each person without a seatbelt on in your car.
It's why we have a respectably low road toll in Australia.
Mark - yeah, Avalon is about an hours drive from the city, through mostly flat fields with cows and such in them. The road is also completely straight, so it's an easy drive! Qantaspower - 1) In my estimation, the flights were probably 80-90% full for both services. There weren't very many empty sea...Jump to post
I can see your point ConcordeBoy. It's stereotypical, but at least it is presenting the good stereotypes. As a realistic representation of gay males and the lives they lead, well, I can say from personal experience that it is pretty far removed from reality. When it comes down to it, it's just a mak...Jump to post
Hello people, I've just completed my first Jetstar trip and my first use of Avalon airport outside of Melbourne and thought I would share it with you. 4 June 2004 <acronym title="Air Jamaica Express">JQ</acronym> 323 Boeing 717 <acronym title="Aeropostal (Venezuela)">VH</acronym>-VQE Departure time:...Jump to post
I remember reading somewhere that colourful interiors increase air sickness during turbulence. This is probably why most carriers go with white or a variation of white nowadays. Regarding murals on the sidewalls and bulkheads - Qantas' original 707-138s had Australian native flower motifs on the sid...Jump to post
COAB767, that was the Pilot episode! They recently showed that as a special show in Australia. The three other guys were completely gross compared to Thom, Jai and Kyan! Regarding the normal fab 5 - Carson is the funniest - I reckon he'd be nice in real life. I saw him on an Interview on Australian ...Jump to post
Sydscott in reply 7 made me laugh my arse off!! Well, only two more days to go until I have my first of two Jetstar experiences. Can't go wrong with a $62 return to Melbourne Avalon, especially when it's my first LCC experience, my first Boeing 717 experience, and my first time to Avalon airport. Lo...Jump to post
Here in Sydney, we have it all! A few underground stations in the city, and normal suburban trains throughout the suburbs, and into country areas. We also have light rail (trams) and a monorail. I know that Melbourne has trains and trams, Brisbane and Perth both have trains, and that might be it for...Jump to post
I am 19 and 108 months, and I first got into flying when my Grandfather gave me two toy planes - a TWA 727 and a Pan Am 707 - when I was about 5 years old. Since then, I've devoured anything to do with commercial aviation, air disasters and the like. Trent <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile...Jump to post
Interestingly, no-one seems to have thought that it might just be opening a London crew base. That would mean asking people who are currently crew to base themselves in London - living there and working from there. It would save a lot of costs by not having crews on layovers. Can't see why that isn'...Jump to post
Once in January 1991. Stayed in the Queen Kapiolani hotel for one night. Visited the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbour and apart from that I stayed in the hotel room exhausted. This was at the end of a whirlwind 3 week trip to both East and West Coast of the USA. Nice place - warm, no humidity - suc...Jump to post
Thanks so much to everyone who's given me information - it's really appreciated!! I plan on living in Dublin or near Dublin, but the whole purpose of going for around a year is to try to see as much of the country as possible! I can't wait! Besides all of the things in Ireland itself, it'll be a nov...Jump to post
It's 12 hours from memory, I flew it in 1991 with United. It's not that bad actually, I got up and sat in a jumpseat for a while in the middle of the night for no particular reason. What killed me was a 4 hour wait in <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</a...Jump to post
They went bankrupt in 1984. The Boeing 737-222 crash (N62AF) on 13 January 1982 is estimated to have cost the airline 100,000 reservations. It was essentially pilot error and it was widely publicised at the time. That was a contributing factor. Apparently they also lost a lot of money operating Boei...Jump to post
Diamond, I was Brad Majors in The Rocky Horror Picture Show for about 4 years here in Sydney. Did the legs semi-regularly, and definitely when we were in Mardi Gras. As Brad is in underwear for the entire show, it's easier to shave the legs right to the bikini line than to just trim there. It looks ...Jump to post
Hey people! Next year, I am planning on going on a working holiday for a number of years, and my first destination is Ireland. A working holiday Visa is a reciprocal arrangement Australia has with many different countries, so that Australians can have extended holidays and work to support themselves...Jump to post
Too much info <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> Actually, waxing is best really... you come up beautifully after that. I had to do it for a show I was in, it was awesome. A boyfriend of mine one did his, and I understood then why girls do it. It just feels really nice t...Jump to post
Aa717driver, good point on the union and airport contracts. I've never worked in a unionised company before, so those things didn't cross my mind with regards to pulling out of a destination. It is true with having to fight twice as much to recapture a market that you've left. At my old company we u...Jump to post