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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 29, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The DC-10, Dogged
Replies: 34
Views: 4980

RE: The DC-10, Dogged

Well, the Air New Zealand DC-10 crash in Antarctica in 1979 wasn't the fault of the aircraft in any way shape or form.

Additionally - Dc10guy - 3 engines was cost effective, otherwise it would never have been done!

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 29, 2004 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would The 707 Have Flown Without The Comet?
Replies: 9
Views: 3703

RE: Would The 707 Have Flown Without The Comet?

The first flight of the Comet versus the 707 is 1949 versus 1954. So the Comet was way ahead of the 707. I think the proposal for the Comet was first mooted in 1943. As far as I am aware, all of the systems used in the Comet were of British design and manufacture. Lessons learned? A lot was learned ...

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by ClassicLover
Sat Mar 27, 2004 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline / Aircraft Served Your First Flight?
Replies: 140
Views: 10639

RE: Which Airline / Aircraft Served Your First Fli

SYD to MCY, June 1985, East-West Airlines Fokker F28-4000 VH-EWD.

(That's Sydney to Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland!)

Trent.  Smile

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 26, 2004 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Seeks Range For Sydney-Dallas
Replies: 79
Views: 9887

RE: Qantas Seeks Range For Sydney-Dallas

Qantas doesn't have a monopoly on the <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> route to use the true meaning of the word - though I do agree with your comments Sydscott - and isn't it great?  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 26, 2004 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Publically Rates 318 Performance.
Replies: 52
Views: 6269

RE: Frontier Publically Rates 318 Performance.

PR & Statistics - you can make anything out of anything if you work the numbers correctly. Of course Frontier would say nice things about the A318 - they're an airbus customer and probably want a discount on future orders  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 26, 2004 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Seeks Range For Sydney-Dallas
Replies: 79
Views: 9887

RE: Qantas Seeks Range For Sydney-Dallas

I guess that it may exceed range requirements when it comes into service, or there'll be the usual Boeing -ER/-LR offered once it's in service.

That's as far as my thinking takes me!

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 26, 2004 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dealing With Rude Cabin Staff
Replies: 29
Views: 4443

RE: Dealing With Rude Cabin Staff

I work in customer service and it's probably one of the most demanding jobs that a person can have. As such, whenever I see someone who is serving me and are having a bad day, I'll do my best to make them smile or laugh because I know how much it makes a difference to my day. It sure beats complaini...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Seeks Range For Sydney-Dallas
Replies: 79
Views: 9887

RE: Qantas Seeks Range For Sydney-Dallas

Sydscott, you're completely correct in what you say about Qantas being a reactive airline rather than a proactive one. However, you're basing that entire argument on the past. If you did that all the time, you probably didn't forsee Qantas taking over Impulse, Qantas creating Australian Airlines, Qa...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Publically Rates 318 Performance.
Replies: 52
Views: 6269

RE: Frontier Publically Rates 318 Performance.

DfwRevolution -

Your comments on the A380 vomit bag are a SCREAM!!!

Especially the barge! - I thought I'd read the best then got to there!

Thanks for brightening my working day!

Trent.  Smile

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Excited About My Upcoming RTW Trip
Replies: 1
Views: 2676

RE: Excited About My Upcoming RTW Trip

Have fun! I envy you and wish it were me!

Make sure you do trip reports!!

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airline Would You Work For?
Replies: 49
Views: 6624

RE: What Airline Would You Work For?

I'd love to work for Qantas, but I'd take Virgin Blue or Jetstar any day. Why? It means I could be based in Australia, or representing Australia. Additionally, I'd like to work for British Airways because they have such a huge route structure, so I'd get to go to a lot of places. Otherwise, perhaps ...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Seeks Range For Sydney-Dallas
Replies: 79
Views: 9887

RE: Qantas Seeks Range For Sydney-Dallas

Perhaps I am silly, but wouldn't it be assumed that if they were to open up <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>-<acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Australia">PER</acronym>-<acronym title="London...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 26, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The High Cost Of Flights In Australia
Replies: 18
Views: 5824

RE: The High Cost Of Flights In Australia

Lauda777 - thanks for the URL to http://www.ozflight.com.au/ - I wasn't aware of the site!

Cheers,

Trent  Smile

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 26, 2004 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arthur Hailey Said It Best ("Airport")
Replies: 29
Views: 7905

RE: Arthur Hailey Said It Best ("Airport")

Not to mention the old lady in 23B  Smile

Spot the Airport nerds  Smile

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 26, 2004 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Seeks Range For Sydney-Dallas
Replies: 79
Views: 9887

RE: Qantas Seeks Range For Sydney-Dallas

SydScott, with respect - Your entire argument seems to be - "If <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> fly here, they will lose pax here!" Ever heard of developing new routes and new markets? You are correct in that nothing could replace Singapore - though it'd be interesting to see figure...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 26, 2004 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Seeks Range For Sydney-Dallas
Replies: 79
Views: 9887

RE: Qantas Seeks Range For Sydney-Dallas

The comments regarding Perth and the fact that Virgin were uncertain about premium markets to London tend to overlook the fact that Virgin Atlantic don't have a presence in Australia at this time. As such it's an entirely different marketing slant than what would happen at Qantas - who have been fly...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Offer 45% Off For Americans To Australia & NZ
Replies: 4
Views: 3590

RE: QF Offer 45% Off For Americans To Australia & NZ

Well united.com says that a Los Angeles to Sydney round trip in July is $US1793.61 return.

Half the flights are code-shared with Air New Zealand.

Expensive!!

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantaslink/Jetstar 717's
Replies: 10
Views: 2848

RE: Qantaslink/Jetstar 717's

I've been expecting it to be a 717 since I booked, and I'm really quite happy about that because I haven't had the pleasure of doing a 717 yet. As they'll all be sent back to the leasing company eventually, I may as well get at least one return trip on them. After that, I may fly Jetstar once more t...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Offer 45% Off For Americans To Australia & NZ
Replies: 4
Views: 3590

RE: QF Offer 45% Off For Americans To Australia & NZ

I always find it interesting to see my home airline's advertising in another country! It's very similar to what they do here.

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arthur Hailey Said It Best ("Airport")
Replies: 29
Views: 7905

RE: Arthur Hailey Said It Best ("Airport")

Great movie, great book! I've read a lot of the Arthur Hailey novels, simply because I saw the movie Airport, got the book, read it, loved it and moved on to his other stuff. Books like Hotel, Wheels, The Moneychangers - all of his books are like snapshots of the 60s and 70s USA. A fine author! Tren...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantaslink/Jetstar 717's
Replies: 10
Views: 2848

RE: Qantaslink/Jetstar 717's

It'll be good if the 146s are retired from QantasLink! I would have expected the Boeing 717s to get a Jetstar livery, especially as it would look a bit shoddy to have a new airline operating planes that aren't in their livery. Marketing disaster!! Can't wait to write my trip report for Jetstar, I'm ...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Life Expectancy Of An Airplane
Replies: 5
Views: 26196

RE: Life Expectancy Of An Airplane

Most airlines seem to fly new planes for 12-20 years, and then replace them if they are able to economically. You don't often see a major carrier that is doing well financially hold on to new planes much longer than this. Of course, older aircraft can soldier on for many years - I believe airlines l...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 24, 2004 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR's Trident
Replies: 4
Views: 1867

RE: LHR's Trident

Hello there! The reason for the move is because British Airways no longer require it and the space could be better used. It was only luck that enough money was raised by pledges to be able to move it - otherwise it would have been scrapped. This URL has all the information - http://www.zulukilo.magi...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 23, 2004 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Order The New Fokker 100?
Replies: 146
Views: 26251

RE: Who Will Order The New Fokker 100?

To throw in some speculation... Fokker has a much better reputation with this range of airliners than Boeing, Airbus and all the other associated companies, so I can see why airlines would want to go with them. When Fokker folded, this market hadn't been that big, but now it's been targeted as a gro...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sydney Airport, The Next Kai Tak?
Replies: 40
Views: 9634

RE: Sydney Airport, The Next Kai Tak?

Terminal 2 being the old Ansett terminal. It's just referred to as that, or as the Virgin Blue terminal nowadays... I pass by the Airport stations on my way to work every day. The International Terminal has some good public access spots where you can view aircraft on the tarmac, including one spot r...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Own Airliner Library
Replies: 18
Views: 2378

RE: Your Own Airliner Library

Just got the VC10 book by Lance Cole - and my word, what a good book it is! Even if it did cost me a small fortune in Australian dollars (damn our dollar being virtually worthless against the pound!) Most of the information I've never seen before, and it's so well presented. I recommend it!!  <...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 22, 2004 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Font Is Used For Pan Am "Clipper" Names
Replies: 2
Views: 10936

RE: What Font Is Used For Pan Am "Clipper" Names

Maybe you could go to -

http://www.panam.org/

If you check out that site, or e-mail them, maybe they'd know...

(If you find out, post it here!)

Cheers,

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 22, 2004 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F/A's, Favorite Aircraft To Work?
Replies: 31
Views: 4742

RE: F/A's, Favorite Aircraft To Work?

What a fantastic topic!!

It's really fascinating to see the opinions of the F/As on here!

Keep them coming!!

Trent  Smile

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Own Airliner Library
Replies: 18
Views: 2378

RE: Your Own Airliner Library

LOL @ IMissPiedmont !!! Does anyone have any recommendations on books I should try to get then? The things I like to read about are people writing about "the old days" of flight and such. I love getting the inside story about commercial flight from the past! So if anyone could send me in the right d...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas To Launch LCC In Singapore
Replies: 11
Views: 6107

RE: Qantas To Launch LCC In Singapore

That article from The Australian is a hatchet job and a half isn't it? I think Michael West must have been denied freebies or something to write an article as incorrect as that. Qantas has been fun to watch over the past few years - staying profitable, and being a lot more aggressive and innovative ...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Accidents = Bankruptcy?
Replies: 12
Views: 3470

RE: Do Accidents = Bankruptcy?

As someone's already mentioned - Air Florida flight 90. I read that the accident was supposed to have cost Air Florida 100,000 reservations - probably because it was highly publicised at the time. The airline went under in 1984. It wasn't the only reason they went under, but it didn't help... Cheers...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The High Cost Of Flights In Australia
Replies: 18
Views: 5824

RE: The High Cost Of Flights In Australia

Not really - he was more making the point that it's cheaper to go to other countries for him than it is for me to fly to another destination domestically. It wasn't meant to be taken literally  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> The main thrust of my post was to point out t...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Own Airliner Library
Replies: 18
Views: 2378

RE: Your Own Airliner Library

I've only just started on the books... Decided to get a whole heap of the books from the Paladwr Press range. Some of them are quite old and fairly hard to find, but I managed to get all the ones I wanted from book stores on the Internet. Lucky the Australian dollar recently went sky high vs the US ...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The High Cost Of Flights In Australia
Replies: 18
Views: 5824

The High Cost Of Flights In Australia

Hello everyone, I recently booked a flight from Sydney to Perth (5 hours non-stop) and told a friend of mine who is living in the UK how much I paid. His comment, "I can't believe how expensive flights are in Australia - I could go to New York for less than that!" really got me thinking that I shoul...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Dream Job In Aviation.
Replies: 95
Views: 9363

RE: Your Dream Job In Aviation.

Right now, I'll take anything in the industry, because I desperately want in and to stay in for the rest of my life... it's taken me this long to make the final decision!! My dream job would be involving the fleet - whether fleet planing, liaising with manufacturers on new types - those kinds of thi...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Replies: 57
Views: 5610

RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?

I haven't had a paper ticket in many years... they are pointless. I'd be unhappy if I didn't get a boarding pass though, because I keep those! Still, it was always fun back in the paper ticket days to see what the thing looked like, because they were often changed on a regular basis. I know Ansett i...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favourite All Time Aircraft
Replies: 32
Views: 3717

RE: Favourite All Time Aircraft

There is absolutely no contest - The Vickers VC10 - without a doubt the best aircraft to ever grace the skies above us. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/267998/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/267998/M/" target="_bla...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Was Put Out Of Business By The Jet-age?
Replies: 16
Views: 5325

RE: Who Was Put Out Of Business By The Jet-age?

Apparently Capital was in financial difficulty before they purchased the Viscounts and were using them to trade out of it, as they were a big money maker for almost all airlines who operated it. Unfortunately, they had uneconomical Lockheed Constellations at the time which were losing money hand ove...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline 5 Game Online
Replies: 2
Views: 9445

RE: Airline 5 Game Online

I think the online game is web based? That was always my impression anyway...

I'm not sure... maybe you should ask Efzed  Smile

Cheers,

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Mant Different Airlines And You Flown?
Replies: 143
Views: 11194

RE: How Mant Different Airlines And You Flown?

While I don't need to prove how good I am by showing how long my list is <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> , I thought I'd post anyway... East-West Airlines United Airlines Eastern Australia Airlines Qantas Airways Domestic Ansett Australia Short and sweet  <img ...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Are There Any ATC Games
Replies: 3
Views: 9085

RE: Are There Any ATC Games

I've played a couple in my time... The one that was the best was called Tower. It was only three airports though (a fake one, National and O'Hare). There was also one even from even earlier (we're talking DOS now) called Tracon. It was also good, actually better than Tower in my opinion. If you have...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 17, 2004 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetliners At Brooklands And Concorde To Join Them
Replies: 5
Views: 3175

RE: Jetliners At Brooklands And Concorde To Join Them

Personally, I can't wait to get over there...

I need to see all the aircraft I love in the flesh!!! (Comet, Concorde, VC10) ...

Nice report - always good to hear!

Cheers,

Trent  Smile

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 16, 2004 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: For 747 Lovers
Replies: 22
Views: 5688

RE: For 747 Lovers

My only 747 flights have been with United. Flew on a 744 <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> in 1991 - that was the best o...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 16, 2004 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Domestic, What To Expect?
Replies: 27
Views: 3871

RE: QF Domestic, What To Expect?

Never had an issue with the Qantas service - ever. I've only had the pleasure of flying them many times domestically. The crews are extremely friendly - probably a hangover from when the domestic was Australian Airlines / TAA. They had great morale, that airline! On one flight I expressed how much I...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 16, 2004 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Your Favorite Airport To Fly Into Or Out Of?
Replies: 47
Views: 7383

RE: Whats Your Favorite Airport To Fly Into Or Out Of?

I love flying out of Adelaide airport in Australia - why? Boarding a 763 via the rear stairs is such a treat! I feel so jetset, so 60s!! It's rare that you get to walk under the wing by the engine to get onto a plane. No aerobridges in Adelaide you see... Favourite airport to fly into - Sydney! Firs...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerosite.net Airline Logo Website
Replies: 8
Views: 10182

RE: Aerosite.net Airline Logo Website

What an amazing site!!

I wish I could send one of the logos to my Nokia phone to use as a background!

Thanks for letting us know the URL!

Trent.  Smile

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Initials: What Airline Are You?
Replies: 301
Views: 21326

RE: 2 Initials: What Airline Are You?

TN - nowadays Air Tahiti Nui

In the past -

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
Australian Airlines (prev. TAA from 1986)
Eastern Australia Airlines (subsidiary of the above I believe)

Cheers,

Trent.  Smile

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 15, 2004 2:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SYD - MCY - SYD On East-West Airlines - May 1985
Replies: 2
Views: 3671

SYD - MCY - SYD On East-West Airlines - May 1985

Hello people, Well, I thought I'd write a quick trip report on my first two flights ever, when I was 9 years old. We were booked outbound on East-West Airlines flight 551, in late May 1985 for a trip to Noosa. As Noosa had no airport, we'd fly to Maroochydore and then have a 30 minute bus trip into ...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 15, 2004 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Thoughts About Aeroflot
Replies: 7
Views: 2892

RE: Your Thoughts About Aeroflot

I wouldn't hesitate to fly Aeroflot. When it comes down to it, they are in the top 5 carriers in the world - ever. How do I come to this? Supersonic transport of course! Aeroflot British Airways Air France Singapore Airlines Braniff Cheers, Trent  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT=...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In-Flight Proposal?
Replies: 4
Views: 1583

RE: In-Flight Proposal?

Whoa, you have some serious style there Qantasclub!!

Very tidy indeed!! - thanks for sharing that with us!

Cheers,

Trent.

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