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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: 10994

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: 9052

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: 3158

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: 5627

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: 3814

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: 7314

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: 10144

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: 20833

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: 3628

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: 2877

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: 1579

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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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Or Virgin?
Replies: 18
Views: 3047

RE: British Or Virgin?

If you're going to be flying them both quite a bit over the next several years, I'd recommend flying Virgin once, then <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> once and making the decision yourself based on those flights as ultimately you're the only one who can make the decision. What might be...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Virgin Atlantic Gets HKG-SYD
Replies: 13
Views: 4145

RE: Unconfirmed: Virgin Atlantic Gets HKG-SYD

Where does this put Qantas then? Weren't they going for <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym> to LON or something like that? I can't see the Au...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?
Replies: 53
Views: 5769

RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Someone said it but didn't have the name - yes -

William Shatner (otherwise known as Captain Kirk from Star Trek)

He was born in Canada and should be on a tail  Smile

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 12, 2004 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas And Virgin Blue Employment
Replies: 6
Views: 4478

RE: Qantas And Virgin Blue Employment

Interesting... One would have thought that you wouldn't care where you were posted, as long as you got a position in the airline. After that you could move somewhere move convenient as the places became available. Personally, I'll take anything they can give me now that I've finally decided that air...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 12, 2004 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Passport Stamps Do You Have?
Replies: 69
Views: 12261

RE: How Many Passport Stamps Do You Have?

I have none... I used to use my Passport as my <acronym title="Normandie Aviation (France)">ID</acronym> when I went out clubbing... Unfortunately, it became the unfortunate victim of being left in the pants when it was washed. The first time, it came back okay. The second time - only the cover came...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deathbed On Singapore Airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 14315

RE: Deathbed On Singapore Airlines

I somehow doubt it. Remains being repatriated would be in a coffin, not on the KrisMorgue. I think it's a good idea to have this - people die on aircraft more often than you'd think from what I've heard from Flight Attendants. Though, I wouldn't have an issue with sitting next to someone who had pas...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Top Deck Visits
Replies: 15
Views: 4813

RE: 747 Top Deck Visits

The main thing I remember when I visited the upper deck of a Qantas 747 many years ago was that the "overhead bins" were beside the seats against the wall. I thought that was quite strange and that it'd be annoying because you wouldn't be as close to the window.  <img src="/discussions/graphics...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 12, 2004 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Keep Your Boarding Cards?
Replies: 22
Views: 4413

RE: Do You Keep Your Boarding Cards?

Yes, of course I do!! Especially now with E-ticketing, and that's the only record you have that you've flown! I have - Qantas Ansett United I may still have my East-West (stickers on a ticket), but I'm not sure. Oh, and of course about 20 blank Ansett Australia / Australian Airlines boarding passes ...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If You Could Bring An Airline Back
Replies: 112
Views: 10348

RE: If You Could Bring An Airline Back

Air Florida - one of the coolest colour scheme's ever! <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/158172/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/158172/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/2/7/1/158172.jpg" ALT=...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 11, 2004 11:39 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline Simulator
Replies: 18
Views: 8591

RE: Airline Simulator

Hello again! You do have valid points, and it's nice to see such a detailed response from you - it helps to clarify a lot of things! Your point of view that you don't see it as a complete game is entirely valid from the perspective you're coming from. People will of course own both - I intend on own...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hijacking since 9/11
Replies: 16
Views: 14024

Hijacking since 9/11

Yes, there was an attempted hijacking of a Qantas Boeing 717 on 30 May 2003. It was <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> 1737 en-route from Melbourne to Launceston. A mentally disturbed passenger armed with stakes attempted to gain access to the cockpit, and was stopped by the two Flight...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 10, 2004 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airliner Are You?
Replies: 330
Views: 16772

RE: What Airliner Are You?

Australian date format - <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/200476/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/200476/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/6/7/4/200476.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!"...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 10, 2004 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?
Replies: 58
Views: 8314

RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

100% with you on the Vickers VC10  Smile

The most beautiful aircraft ever made!

Cheers,

Trent.

P.S. Other notable mentions - the Boeing 707 tail, the L1011 tail and the Caravelle tail)

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cheapest Airfare You Paid For
Replies: 47
Views: 9799

RE: Cheapest Airfare You Paid For

$A25 for Sydney - Coffs Harbour - Sydney - Canberra - Sydney on Eastern Australia Airlines back in 1993. I was jumpseating though!! Other than that, the $A31 Sydney to Melbourne Avalon ticket I bought on Jetstar for when I fly next on June 5. Loved that introductory offer!!  <img src="/discussi...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Cockpits Have You Visited?
Replies: 43
Views: 6832

RE: How Many Cockpits Have You Visited?

Hello! Not that many... I flew Sydney to Coffs Harbour to Sydney to Canberra to Sydney with a pilot friend of mine on an Eastern Australia Dash-8 in 1993. Other than that, I visited the cockpit of a United 757 in Boston before we took off for <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX),...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Your Favourite Engine?
Replies: 39
Views: 4675

RE: Whats Your Favourite Engine?

haha - the Rolls Royce Trent!

Can't think why!

Cheers,

Trent  Smile

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline Simulator
Replies: 18
Views: 8591

RE: Airline Simulator

 <img src="/discussions/graphics/rolleyes.gif" ALT="Insane"> How does your funding propsal document relate to my response? Once again you're working true to form and making inferences that Airline 5 is not a good product. I do like how you manage to convey that without saying it (at times), and...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline Simulator
Replies: 18
Views: 8591

RE: Airline Simulator

Hello again! InnocuousFox wrote - "However, the result will be far better than if we were to finish it ourselves and self-publish over the internet or something." Let's hope so - because if it's not, you'll have a lot to answer for on these forums for your months of barbed comments about Airline 5. ...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: AIRLINE5 Game
Replies: 32
Views: 5430

RE: AIRLINE5 Game

I've been reading these forums for some months, and today I joined. A couple of months ago, I read through here for some information on Airline 5, and I noticed that people either loved it or hated it. Constantly I saw InnocuousFox making derogatory comments about the game (which is probably due to ...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 09, 2004 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar - Not A New Airline
Replies: 24
Views: 4776

RE: Jetstar - Not A New Airline

Hello people! I have an alternate opinion on Jetstar. I don't believe there is anything sinister going on - Qantas needed to create a separate airline in order to compete with Virgin Blue, and they are doing that. Thus far, the decisions they've been making have been correct - look at Australian Air...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 09, 2004 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There An Airline Interior That Makes You Sick?
Replies: 40
Views: 7386

RE: Is There An Airline Interior That Makes You Sick?

Yes, surprisngly... this topic is not as silly as it sounds. I felt remarkably sick when I flew on United DC-10-10's and a United 757 back in 1991. It's the only time I've flown on those types and I felt like throwing up the whole time (and I don't get airsick). I don't know why that was... because ...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 09, 2004 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The PanAm/KLM Crash At Tenerife
Replies: 170
Views: 64295

RE: The PanAm/KLM Crash At Tenerife

Hello people! Welcome to my first post! I'd been wondering whether to sign up or not for months and I did it because I had to reply to something that people keep getting wrong on this thread. Cedarjet in reply 128 wrote - "The "spooky" (or whatever) photo of the two planes on the ramp at Tenerife is...

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