On a long haul flight I lock my bag while it's in overhead bins. Stops anyone nosing about and pretending to be looking in their bag. But also stops anyone putting something in your bag that they perhaps no longer want to carry. "What's this in your bag sir?" "I've no idea I've never ...Jump to post
I've transitted via SYD internationally twice. LHR SYD AKL and return on QF. At 5am it was ok. But coming back some passengers were having a nightmare. I had a 10 hour layover so I was letting people go past me in a rush. Like anywhere you get busy times and quiet times. Travel light. You can get th...Jump to post
2 years ago I also boarded a Finnair A350 at Helsinki.
Love the old picture of Dubai airport. How times have changed!
Actually just remembered (shows short memory not as good as 1986!) ...boarding a BA 777 at MAD and that was last year. Disembarked at MAD from a B767 too using stairs, so occasionally they use a remote stand adjacent the main T4SJump to post
We used stairs for the Lufthansa 744s at TXL last year when they were using them on the FRA runs. Years ago, 1986 I remember stairs at ORD boarding a BA 747. Seem to recall the international flights lined up with stairs including a SN DC10. 1990 ATH boarding an Olympic A300 plus seeing their 747s si...Jump to post
The Kuwait Airways 747 9K-AD.. Can't remember off hand which one it was. Hijacked BKK KWI circa 1990 and flown to Mashhad and around the Mediterranean. Several passengers shot during this time. Not an airliner but the Sydney Seaplanes DHC2 that crashed back at the NewYear, had had previous form in a...Jump to post
I've got a book written by CKS that was published in 1929 about this trip. It used to belong to one of the engineers that worked for ANA in the day. Its got personal pictures and notes added including a cutting from when CKS went missing. In 1986 the book was carried on the first RTW supersonic Conc...Jump to post
Interestingly though of you look at QF FF rewards bookings, there are often quite a lot of options on CX available (from LHR) to a variety of destinations in Australia and New ZealandJump to post
With rose tinted glasses and just the carriers still in existence. .... Thai from the late 80s (not a fan of the purple today) Air New Zealand. ...blue and green stripe Air Canada. ...the one the Tristars worn Gulf Air ...again from the Tristar era United circa 1980s....dislike the current one bland...Jump to post
I flew on one of the QR A320s VIE LHR last year and yes full free service, even with hot food and not a M&S sandwich in sight. Big improvement on the norm. A nice flight.Jump to post
Concorde without doubt.
Classic mistake...one day I'll try it, plenty of time. Left it too late in the end. Taught me a lesson.
Apart from Concorde. DC8, 707 and Tristar worth a mention too.
A300B4-100 A318 A319 100 A320 200 A321 100/200 A330 200/300 A340 300/600 A350 900 A380 800 B717 200 B727 100/200A B737 300/400/500/600/700/800/900 B747 100/100A/200B/400/400 ER B767 300 ER B777 200ER/300 ER B787 9 RJ100 J31 CS100 DHC2 DHC8 300/Q400 DC3 DC9 15 Dove Dragon Rapide Gippsland A8 Airvan E...Jump to post
Flew WA yesterday ATH LHR, I remember seeing her at LHR a few days after delivery on her Landor scheme. I like picking the 767 flight down to MAD too.
Is there a schedule of sorts with regards to their demise and what routes they continue on until the end as their numbers dwindle?
log0008 wrote:Looks like QF may be about to announce a new route, Perth-Johannesburg
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -dec-2018/
I think there’ll be less traffic (and potentially major bargains) as the U.K. wrecks it’s trading relationship with the market that buys 50% of its exports. No need for that third runway at LHR, for starters. Trade is a two way street. The UK is also a major customer of the EU too. So we only have ...Jump to post
Some of the blocked seats were due to extra crew on board. Does anyone what the Captain's was on the QF10 from LHR...I had a quick 2-3 min chat with him on arrival in Perth as we were leaving the plane. He kindly signed an old book i have about the Southern Cross but unfortunately I can't quite read...Jump to post
Thanks QF789 for your efforts. Highly informative as always. It's been interesting following her journey. All checked in and waiting for the 10 back. Certainly a buzz around the place. Nice new lounge too. I still remember the 747-200’s with their multiple stops, and to think we can now do it nonsto...Jump to post
Any new types I've not flown before but especially the A380s and B747s. Really enjoyed the LH 744s on the TXL FRA run last November. Never tire of the A380.Jump to post
I'm on the QF10 on Sunday too, all the way through to MEL. I did wonder if ZND would do the first flight or not. Coming home back the same way as week later. I'm travelling in Y but had an upgrade option come through over the weekend to C. Tempting but as a privately funded flyer (as I call it) I'm ...Jump to post
Interesting question. Gets you thinking.
American got rid of their SPs in 1994
Then I thought of World Airways. Most were converted to freighters towards the end but they were operating passenger flights for the military and chartered flights weren't they?
Are we counting them?
Just a wild thought and you might have already tried it. The Etihad Source website have you tried contacting them to see if they've got any ideas or contacts who might be able to help?Jump to post
with a really good product, its a shame they are all over the place. I have some concerns about their longevity... Not so sure about that. A close friend of mine flew them in October and and dreadful flights both ways and would never go with them again (there was a thread about their service here a...Jump to post
A couple of years ago Sir Michael Caine had to legally change his name to Michael Caine (his stage name) because his passport was showing his real name and this was causing him delays at passport checks. There's a guy I would love to get sat next to on a long haul flight. 2-3 years ago I was flying ...Jump to post
Yes extremely sad and very shocked to hear the news on Sunday. A friend and I flew in one of their DHC2s VH-AAM last year flying up the coast of Sydney Harbour and then down round the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Using the historic Rose Bay, it was a great experience. To early to tell what happen...Jump to post
Sydney Seaplanes aircraft with 6 people on it down north of Sydney. http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/sea-plane-crashes-into-hawkesbury-river-in-sydneys-north-20171231-h0bs9b.html Just read this on the BBC shocked and saddened by the news. I've always looked up at these planes when I've been Sydney and fan...Jump to post
TUGMASTER Yes WB is the oldest from delivery and WA oldest from roll out/first flight. WA 23/05/89 25/04/90 WB 30/11/89 08/02/90 (First flight and delivery respectively) Skipness1E Yes I was on the return flight that day. I'd flown down in the morning on the 456 with WA and had booked the B787 for t...Jump to post
Difficult one to answer .......[twoid][/twoid] From the older generation. .ie retired (mostly) Concorde, Tristar and B707 Current crop or generally still in service A380, B747, A340 Overall ....let's say the B747. I've always loved the 747 and she's changed long haul travel in her day and now as the...Jump to post
I do the LHR MAD LHR run 4-5 times a year and always pick the first flight out as it's a B763. Last trip was supposed to be a B787 coming back but it went tech in LHR so 2 hours late WZ turns up instead. I guess I have an affection for WA as she's BA's oldest plane and I remember seeing her 2 or 3 d...Jump to post
[threeid][/threeid] There's also the FI 763s I think there's a VIE - STO 789 too but I could be mistaken. Not anymore, it has been replaced by an ADD-ARN-OSL flight. Yes quite right I've seen the ET change. On the CA A330 I was thinking the same but not going to have the opportunity was planning a t...Jump to post
27/01/2018 LHR MAD British Airways B767-336ER 27/01/2018 MAD LHR British Airways B787 to be continued..... Hey n729pa - I’m also doing the BA B789 LHR-MAD-LHR on 27th. Out in Club Europe (club world) quick turn around (hopefully) and back in Y. See you there ! That's good. Not sure what class I'm f...Jump to post
Weren't Mexicana's 727s notified for high altitude take offs from MEX or am I mistaken?
DC10-15 was a variant specially for AM MX too for the same reason as I recall.
Total Flight - 84 Total Miles - 75438 Countries visited (not in transit) 17 Airports - 24 Airlines - 18 Top 3 Airports LHR 19 MAD / TXL 6 FRA / AMS / DXB 4 Airlines BA 34 Qantas 9 Swiss 6 Widebodies A380 / B767 8 B747 / B787 4 A340 2 Narrowbodies A320 24 A321 7 E190 5 So no maps....so instead New Ai...Jump to post
7 flights VH-OQJ 6 flights G-EUPA G-BNWZ 5 flights G-EUPL G-EUPB VH-OQA VH-OQI 4 flights VH-OQE VH-OQK G-EUYC G-EUUZ G-EUUH G-BNWA HB-IOK G-MIDO 3 flights G-BMAC G-EUYJ G-MIDS G-EUPN G-EUUM VH-OQG G-EUOH G-EUUR D-AILX G-EUXI G-EUXH G-BHZA G-EUYO G-EUUO 2 flights too many to mention But these I flown...Jump to post
pasu129 wrote:A380 on AF, BA, QF, and EK all seem to have/had engine issues, what a great start for Airbus to push for A380plus!
30th November TXL-FRA Lufthansa B747-430 D-ABVX and return same day In the UK BA operate their 767's LHR EDI which is a change to the usual A320 family. Australia have QF A330s and B789 plus VA A330s Switzerland LX B77W are still on ZRH GVA Spain UX A330s MAD BCN I'm sure there are others domestic w...Jump to post
Rolls Royce almost caused the demis of the Lockheed 1011 aircraft as its engine had problems and the British government had to bail Rolls Royce of out of bankruptcy. Qantas has a Rolls powered A380 , VH-OQA, that exploded in flight due an oil leak caused by a failed oil seal on one of it's engines ...Jump to post
As I said, looking a week out it shows nothing bigger than an A321. I've done four flights now. Catch the first BA flight to TXL arrive 10 am. There's a 1145 flIght, 185 I think it is. Then get a return mid afternoon then one of the late BA flights back to LHR. (A Christmas present to myself!)....t...Jump to post
AMS ASP AYQ AKL ADL ATH BGO BNE BLQ BKK BCN BIO BSL CNS CGN CHC CBR CPH CDG DUS DUB DXB DRW EDI FRA FCO GOT GOV GVA GLA HAJ HAM HBA HKG HEL I J K LHR LCY LYS LST LIS LRE LIN LUX MAD MEL MRS MME MUC NCE NCL OSL ORD ORY PDX PER PSA Q RTM SEA SIN STO SYD SFO STR TSV TLS TXL U VIE WAW WLG X Y ZRH A few ...Jump to post