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by ClassicLover
Fri May 21, 2004 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Quandary Of "cost Cutting" For Airlines
Replies: 115
Views: 13449

RE: The Quandary Of "cost Cutting" For Airlines

To my thinking, a lot of the problems at the moment come down to the fact that a lot of airlines are not sure of their identity - or what they want to be. Since the rampant success of LCCs in the last 10 years, the older carriers don't seem to know what to do. They're setting up unsuccessful low cos...

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by ClassicLover
Thu May 20, 2004 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guys Meeting Other Guys
Replies: 41
Views: 2715

RE: Guys Meeting Other Guys

Well, I met my current (and soon to be ex) boyfriend at the BBQ of an acquaintance. My best friend said I should go as the person holding the BBQ often has cute friends. To my surprise, I clicked with someone virtually immediately there. I'd been single for a long time before this, so it was unexpec...

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by ClassicLover
Thu May 20, 2004 11:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's The Dress Code In Your Company?
Replies: 24
Views: 3012

RE: What's The Dress Code In Your Company?

We have Casual Day on Friday, we can wear anything except shorts... the rest of the week is business casual. So collared shirts and business pants and shoes. We're not supposed to wear polo shirts, but we do. Well, I don't, others do...!!

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Thu May 20, 2004 11:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gays Legal To Marry Next Week-- USA Ready?
Replies: 76
Views: 4877

RE: Gays Legal To Marry Next Week-- USA Ready?

Congrats to Massachusetts for keeping it real. Now all we need to do is get Australia into the act! They only just reduced the age of consent for male to male sex in my state, to be in line with the rest of the country (so it's 16 for m/m, m/f, f/f)... so it might take quite a while. I do wonder tho...

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by ClassicLover
Wed May 19, 2004 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abba - Our Last Video Together
Replies: 15
Views: 1802

RE: Abba - Our Last Video Together

ARGH!! I can't believe it  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> I come on here to have my aviation nerd fix, to get away from all the Abba, and I pop into this forum for the first time ever, and what do I see? An Abba thread!!! I already have an Abba web site, <acronym title=...

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by ClassicLover
Wed May 19, 2004 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do F/A's Need To Make Certain Requirments?
Replies: 11
Views: 3102

RE: Do F/A's Need To Make Certain Requirments?

Qantas - The essential requirements of the position are: Age: minimum 18 years. Height: minimum 163cm and maximum 183cm. Australian permanent residency and a passport ensuring unrestricted access to all Qantas ports of call with at least 12 months validity. Current Senior First Aid Certificate with ...

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by ClassicLover
Wed May 19, 2004 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Supersonic Cruiser
Replies: 18
Views: 7056

RE: Airbus Supersonic Cruiser

First of all, Virgin Atlantic would never have operated Concorde. You can bet your house that if <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> had said, "Sure, have our planes!" that Virgin would have backed off immediately. It was a publicity stunt, no more, no less. Next up, to answer your questio...

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by ClassicLover
Wed May 19, 2004 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Quandary Of "cost Cutting" For Airlines
Replies: 115
Views: 13449

RE: The Quandary Of "cost Cutting" For Airlines

Interesting comments about the supervisors - good lord... that's a bit much, isn't it... Anything to avoid a delay! I've heard that whistle blowers usually never work in the industry again. While they may expose problems, they also bring bad publicity on the airline and in the industry in general. M...

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by ClassicLover
Wed May 19, 2004 1:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Anyone Here Work With The VC10 Tankers?
Replies: 16
Views: 5260

RE: Anyone Here Work With The VC10 Tankers?

<i>he infers that the <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acronym>-10 pilots endeared themselves during Operation Enduring Freedom due to their willigness to go off their tracks and give fighters a bit of a "drag" while they were in the refuelling process.</i> I'm not entirely sure what this...

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by ClassicLover
Wed May 19, 2004 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Airlines Expansion
Replies: 18
Views: 3023

RE: Australian Airlines Expansion

Aussie747, with all due respect, Australian Airlines is not run by idiots  Smile

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Wed May 19, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MD-80 Why Do You Hate?
Replies: 82
Views: 12721

RE: AA MD-80 Why Do You Hate?

Thanks Adriaticus!!

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Wed May 19, 2004 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Name
Replies: 15
Views: 2598

RE: Qantas Name

Well yes, that's right... it is called that!

The official name is Qantas Airways Limited now though - it no longer officially stands for that, but that's where it came from.

Explains why Qantas is not Quantas  Smile

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Wed May 19, 2004 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MD-80 Why Do You Hate?
Replies: 82
Views: 12721

RE: AA MD-80 Why Do You Hate?

Can someone enlighten an Australian as to what MRTC is please???

Thanks,

Trent  Smile

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by ClassicLover
Wed May 19, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Quandary Of "cost Cutting" For Airlines
Replies: 115
Views: 13449

RE: The Quandary Of "cost Cutting" For Airlines

Nice to see some counter opinions from BILLAMT, and also very good to see further information presented. I think the point of this thread is to get some of us who don't work within the industry to have an idea of what it's really like. We're fans of the industry, and as such wish to know more about ...

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by ClassicLover
Tue May 18, 2004 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ A320 Interior Décor. What Do You Think?
Replies: 33
Views: 4913

RE: NZ A320 Interior Décor. What Do You Think?

Calm and relaxing is what I reckon!

Definitely good choices - one of the nicer interiors I've seen. Thank goodness they don't have patterned seats - never fond of those. I'm glad the interior doesn't match the livery.

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Tue May 18, 2004 3:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Anyone Here Work With The VC10 Tankers?
Replies: 16
Views: 5260

Anyone Here Work With The VC10 Tankers?

Hey people, I've read an awful lot about the VC10 as an airliner, but not all that much about the VC10 in military guise. What I have heard is that fighter pilots like refueling from the VC10 more than any other aircraft. Why is this? Is it easier due to the location of engines and T-tail arrangemen...

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by ClassicLover
Tue May 18, 2004 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas To Increase London Flights
Replies: 32
Views: 5753

RE: Qantas To Increase London Flights

It's just as likely that they'll fly <acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Australia">PER</acronym> - <acronym title="Rome - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) (FCO / LIRF), Italy">FCO</acronym> with the Dash 8. Wait until an order is announced for any A345 before we speculate on routes...

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by ClassicLover
Tue May 18, 2004 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Quandary Of "cost Cutting" For Airlines
Replies: 115
Views: 13449

RE: The Quandary Of "cost Cutting" For Airlines

Thanks for that  Smile

I don't think that it's done here in Australia, because I'd never heard of it before!

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Tue May 18, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Special About The 747SP's?
Replies: 26
Views: 5510

RE: What Is Special About The 747SP's?

That was the reason!

Thanks Motorhussy!

Trent  Smile

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by ClassicLover
Tue May 18, 2004 1:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qantas SYD-MEL-SYD
Replies: 12
Views: 5174

RE: Qantas SYD-MEL-SYD

The ex-BA 767s have always had spunkier interiors than the Qantas ones... I remember flying down on a <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> one and back on a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> one and thought that the ex-BA one was very posh indeed!  <img src="/discussions...

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by ClassicLover
Tue May 18, 2004 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VirginBlue Cant Handle Tasman Heat
Replies: 27
Views: 3791

RE: VirginBlue Cant Handle Tasman Heat

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> domestic market a very hard one to crack? While I've not paid it that much attention over the years, my overriding impression was of airlines losing money and folding (Kiwi comes to mind, as does the offshoots of th...

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by ClassicLover
Tue May 18, 2004 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Quandary Of "cost Cutting" For Airlines
Replies: 115
Views: 13449

RE: The Quandary Of "cost Cutting" For Airlines

Yeah more information on the Unions in the US would be interesting, as I know very little about it.

Trent.

P.S. A concise couple of lines to explain to me the hitherto unknown concept of "rolling hubs" would also be appreciated  Smile

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by ClassicLover
Tue May 18, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Special About The 747SP's?
Replies: 26
Views: 5510

RE: What Is Special About The 747SP's?

Qantas also had two B747SP-38's but with Rolls Royce engines. They were originally bought to fly to Wellington (I forget why) and once Pan Am were service <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International ...

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by ClassicLover
Mon May 17, 2004 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF To Order A340's Very Soon
Replies: 141
Views: 20685

RE: QF To Order A340's Very Soon

Mark777300, for that you make my respected users list.

Absolutely 100% agree with you - very well said!!

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Fri May 14, 2004 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great 727 Articles
Replies: 1
Views: 1735

RE: Great 727 Articles

Thanks for sharing those, they were really interesting!!

Cheers,

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Fri May 14, 2004 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Quandary Of "cost Cutting" For Airlines
Replies: 115
Views: 13449

RE: The Quandary Of "cost Cutting" For Airlines

Regarding culture being lost when airlines are bought and merged into the buyer... I've always been against this. Often an airline is bought because its owners have received an offer too good to refuse, or it's been taken over due to its happily bubbling balance sheet. It strikes me as counterproduc...

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by ClassicLover
Thu May 13, 2004 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Quandary Of "cost Cutting" For Airlines
Replies: 115
Views: 13449

RE: The Quandary Of "cost Cutting" For Airlines

I also wrote something that touched on this in this thread. I think Southwest gets away with it because it's always been that way - everyone pitches in and helps. This was probably partially easy due to the fact that in the beginning (I'm talking deregulation beginning) there would have been a sense...

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by ClassicLover
Wed May 12, 2004 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair 990 For Sale On Ebay - Any Takers?
Replies: 22
Views: 11650

RE: Convair 990 For Sale On Ebay - Any Takers?

hahaha! It's going to be such a shame if no-one buys the aircraft you know, especially as it can be made airworthy for such a small price ($15,000 for the A check to be allowed to ferry) ... I wish people who were fans of aviation were also multi millionaires  <img src="/discussions/graphics/sm...

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by ClassicLover
Wed May 12, 2004 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Quandary Of "cost Cutting" For Airlines
Replies: 115
Views: 13449

RE: The Quandary Of "cost Cutting" For Airlines

Ncflyer had a good point. Both productivity and assigning "non-traditional" jobs to staff to increase efficiency is something that makes a lot of sense. The example given of aircraft crew cleaning their own planes on turnarounds is an excellent one. Not only is it increasing the efficiency of pilots...

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by ClassicLover
Tue May 11, 2004 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair 990 For Sale On Ebay - Any Takers?
Replies: 22
Views: 11650

RE: Convair 990 For Sale On Ebay - Any Takers?

God how I wish I could afford this!!

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Tue May 11, 2004 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Quandary Of "cost Cutting" For Airlines
Replies: 115
Views: 13449

RE: The Quandary Of "cost Cutting" For Airlines

Personally, I think labor costs should be cut - but not in the usual ways that people think. Long serving airlines tend to have long serving staff that are on vastly superior salaries to LCCs. The LCCs have proven the theory that people will do the same jobs for a lot less money in order to have a c...

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by ClassicLover
Sun May 09, 2004 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DH Comet Orders
Replies: 1
Views: 1521

RE: DH Comet Orders

Hello there! I have information on the Comet orders, from the book - "Viscount, Comet & Concorde" by Stewart Wilson. Comet 1. BOAC - 9 Comet 1A. Canadian Pacific - 2 (1 crashed, order for 2nd cancelled - this went to BOAC) UAT - 3 Air France - 3 Royal Canadian Air Force - 2 UAT originally ordered 2,...

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by ClassicLover
Tue May 04, 2004 11:29 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: A.net Battle Of The Airlines
Replies: 128
Views: 12476

RE: A.net Battle Of The Airlines

www.airlinesimulation.com

That's the site!

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 29, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biggest Hollywood Aviation Blunder
Replies: 128
Views: 13208

RE: Biggest Hollywood Aviation Blunder

Yeah, I think the Runway 44 in Catch Me If You Can is deliberate! Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac (or Florida Flight 90) - Shots of real Air Florida 737s throughout (though with varying registrations), the only clunker is one has a white nose cone so it's obvious when the shot changes that it's a...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scariest Moment You've Ever Had On A Flight
Replies: 47
Views: 11387

RE: Scariest Moment You've Ever Had On A Flight

The scariest moment I've ever had... United Boeing 747-400, <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> - <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> in 1991... The bottom of my...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Apr 23, 2004 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "airplane!"
Replies: 144
Views: 7847

RE: "airplane!"

Oh and my favourite part of all!!! Steve McCroskey: Johnny, what can you make out of this? [Hands him the weather briefing] Johnny: This? Why, I can make a hat or a brooch or a pterodactyl... ALSO - Elaine Dickinson: Would you like something to read? Hanging Lady: Do you have anything light? Elaine ...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Apr 23, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "airplane!"
Replies: 144
Views: 7847

RE: "airplane!"

The lines where they're reading newspaper articles... it says something about "Passengers certain to die", then "Airline negligent", then Johnny says, "There's a sale at Penney's!" Too funny... Also, the air traffic controllers - at one point in the background someone is taking washing out of the ra...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Apr 21, 2004 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Constitutes The Flagship Of Airlines?
Replies: 10
Views: 3234

RE: What Constitutes The Flagship Of Airlines?

The flagship for Qantas isn't that one!

It's the British Aerospace 146 in operation with its subsidiaries! Best aircraft ever - should be everyone's flagship!!

Trent Big grin

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by ClassicLover
Wed Apr 21, 2004 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 2707 SST Orders
Replies: 16
Views: 7852

RE: Boeing 2707 SST Orders

I believe the orders were all letters of intent and reservations of delivery spots... I don't think firm orders were taken. Concorde customers didn't have to firm their orders until 1972 or so, I believe, and delivery positions had been reserved many years before. On another note - Australia establi...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Takeoff Videos: Killer Climb Rate!
Replies: 32
Views: 9632

RE: Concorde Takeoff Videos: Killer Climb Rate!

Another point to throw in... I remember reading the forums a lot on www.concordesst.com and one of the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> Concordes was leaving Filton (I think) after a diversion, back to Heathrow, and on the air check they were at Mach 2 in 6 or 8 minutes as they didn't h...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lowest Number Of Passengers In The Cabin.
Replies: 63
Views: 8362

RE: Lowest Number Of Passengers In The Cabin.

Eastern Australia Airlines - I was jumpseating in a Dash 8 from Sydney to Coffs Harbour and back (one hour flight). The outbound flight was full - all 36 seats, two pilots, flight attendant and me jumpseating. The return flight was - 2 passengers, 2 pilots, flight attendant and me jumpseating! Appar...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Apr 18, 2004 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane(s) You Want To Fly Before You Die
Replies: 25
Views: 4871

RE: Plane(s) You Want To Fly Before You Die

The Vickers VC10!

Definitely on the "must do" list...

Also Concorde, but I missed the boat on that icon...

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Sun Apr 18, 2004 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vickers Tay-Viscount--
Replies: 3
Views: 3360

RE: Vickers Tay-Viscount--

Yes... From the book Viscount, Comet & Concorde by Stewart Wilson - "With the slowdown of the Viscount development programme over the northern winter of 1947-48 came the decision to complete the second V.630 prototype as a testbed powered by two 6,250lb thrust Rolls Royce Tay centrifugal flow turboj...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Apr 16, 2004 1:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airport Design Program? Anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 9131

RE: Airport Design Program? Anyone?

Airport Tycoon...

The graphics are really basic, and I didn't like it very much, but that's probably because of the way it was done.

You can locate things in the airport terminals, runways, tower, cargo facilities...

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Fri Apr 16, 2004 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HK, Australia Strike Airline Deal
Replies: 27
Views: 2864

RE: HK, Australia Strike Airline Deal

Good news for Qantas... perhaps that's what those <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> slots were bought for? You can't tell me that people on the inside don't know a deal is going to happen before it's announced... I hope that's what the new <acronym title="...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 15, 2004 12:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: A.net Battle Of The Airlines
Replies: 128
Views: 12476

RE: A.net Battle Of The Airlines

I can see why you can't do cargo...

In the real game you just configure your planes to carry cargo, or buy or lease the freighter versions of whatever aircraft you want, then start flying.

Zak - no config.  Smile

Cheers,

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Wed Apr 14, 2004 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jetstar Cannibalize Qantas?
Replies: 28
Views: 3873

RE: Will Jetstar Cannibalize Qantas?

Australia is not the United States of America or Canada, and the situations are different... I have faith in Qantas to be doing the right thing for the Australian market and more importantly, for themselves. Why should I have faith? I think Qantas profits and success versus other carriers speaks for...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Apr 14, 2004 2:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Aviation Magazines
Replies: 11
Views: 4496

RE: Aviation Magazines

Airliners is my favourite! It's a great magazine covering commercial aviation.

Airways is very similar though lately not as good as the above.

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number Of Commercial Jet Aircraft In Service
Replies: 0
Views: 11050

Number Of Commercial Jet Aircraft In Service

Hello everyone, Does anyone have any statistics on how many commercial aircraft are in service or can anyone point me to a web site on that? What I want to know (out of sheer curiosity) - How many Boeing aircraft are in service and on order? (from the 707 right on through to the present range). Same...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jetstar Cannibalize Qantas?
Replies: 28
Views: 3873

RE: Will Jetstar Cannibalize Qantas?

Same, I'm due for a flight on Jetstar at the start of June. I'm happy to try the airline once, mostly because I haven't had the pleasure of the Boeing 717, and its days seem numbered in Australia.

Be interesting to see Avalon too.

Trent.

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