We could always do one of the old " would you hit it" threads 1 for the str8 and one for the gay people on here. But alas I think the mods would shut them down due to the lefty softy's that would complain about them. AN767 Hey mate, I agree with you. There're used to be so many great thre...Jump to post
Wow! Does anyone know if it has Alliance titles on the fuselage at all?
Where is it based? Brisbane, I assume?
I hope this speculated expansion includes a route to Australia! It's discussed every now and then, and I think it just might work!
Hey guys, A downunder twist on this thread.... High end: David Jones (except the new-style Macarthur Square store which is just awful) Almost high end but beginning to slide: Myer (except the fantastic new Shellharbour store and refurbished Rundle Mall and Canberra Centre stores which are definitely...Jump to post
Hey guys, Etihad has a stake in Virgin Australia, who will need a new widebody type to replace their 777-300ERs and A330-200s in the medium term. VA have publicly stated that they'll more than likely choose one type of WB to replace both types, but won't be seriously looking for a little while yet a...Jump to post
Hey guys, It's okay. I prefer it to the QF 'Planes' special livery from a few years ago. To me it seems that Alaska is pumping out more promo/special liveries and faster than any other airline at the moment. Some are hits ('More to Love') and some are misses (that SF Giants one) in my view. This is ...Jump to post
Hey guys, I seem to recall reading here ages ago that Thai wanted to keep F seats into Sydney and thus the 747-400 would stay on the route for the time being. I too remember the discussion about the A350 starting BKK-SYD. Thai have however over the years switched plans easily and suddenly. I have fl...Jump to post
Hey mate, A intersting find. I haven't seen that photo before. The RAAF operated 707s and BAC 1-11s in the VIP role at the time, but the 707s' primary role was AAR and transport, with VIP as secondary. I believe that the 707s' VIP fit out was fairly basic but I have only seen a few 'close up' photos...Jump to post
Hey mate, My family returned last week from a three week Vietnam and Cambodia trip, having flown on Jetstar Pacific, Vietnam Airlines and Cambodia Angkor Air within and between those two countries. They raved about Vietnam Airlines, said that Jetstar Pacific was okay and described the flights in Cam...Jump to post
Hey Zeke, What doesn't add up? I was in a window seat, which I prefer, sitting with my family, which I prefer, and I didn't feel endangered or inconvenienced in any way.... And therefore preferred to stay in the seat that I was in. Simple. if you read my account, you will understand that I did not s...Jump to post
Hey guys, I suspect an order for some end-of-the-line 777-300ERs. Maybe, perhaps, possibly an order for a dozen or so 777-9s but I think unlikely at this time (though I hope to be proven wrong). Like others in his thread, I just can't see BA ordering 777-8s. As for 787s, I remember BA switching from...Jump to post
Hey guys, Vietnam Airlines in its current (April 2018, page 155) inflight magazine features an article on the chef Luke Nguyen. At the very end of the article, it states that while currently VN flies direct routes to Sydney and Melbourne, it will be 'in the near future, increasing flight frequency a...Jump to post
Hey guys, Yes, an A320 would definitely be all that was needed for a daily (cheeky grin) service AKL-CBR. Virgin Australia would now be at a disadvantage on such a route post-Kiwi divorce ... Little or no onwards transfers possible while Qantas would only be able to offer Jetstar domestic NZ flights...Jump to post
Just a thought .... 15 (or was it 10?!?!) was the number of A380s supposedly ordered by HNA for Hong Kong Airlines and then mysteriously changed to 'unannounced customer' or 'unconfirmed order' or something a few years ago at an air show, wasn't it? What is the current status of that order? It's unl...Jump to post
Hey guys Re : Canberra QR and Singapore Airlines flights.... I think you are all quite right. My perception is that the Qatar flights are of interest to the Canberra catchment market only for ME and European flights, and possibly some African destinations. SIngapore Airlines seem to be favoured for ...Jump to post
I always took HNA to be part of a C4 grouping ... HNA and its subsidiaries are pretty big here in Australia, and I wonder if we will get to see some of these A350s here eventually. But I must say, in light of all the media reports about HNA and its so-called troubles, I am surprised to see the compa...Jump to post
Hey guys, To clarify a few things.... I DID inform the FA as soon as I sat down upon boarding, while other passengers were still entering the plane. There would've been a good ten minutes before the doors were shut. There were empty seats on the plane I believe, only a handful. I went to the toilet ...Jump to post
Chances of AR and AV starting services are remote. AR have NZ, and AV barely have a long haul fleet. Hey mate, I read on a.net just recently that Aerolineas Argentinas was looking for new long range aircraft with the range to restart Sydney services in the medium term. Likewise, late last year ther...Jump to post
Hey guys, I'm hoping that these rumours are correct if only to edge the CRJ series closer to the magic '2000' sales mark (including the Challenger 800). I believe that the current sales tally is around 1890? I know it's overtaken the 727's sales tally but is obviously well behind the #1 and #2 weste...Jump to post
Hey guys, Due to medical requirements I always take a 'meal' (or two) onboard for me plus snacks as, even on a full service airline, I cannot rely on suitable food being available, and being available at the time I need to eat. I can usually find something suitable in airports to buy and simply ask ...Jump to post
Hey guys, A few days ago I had my first flights on Jetstar A320s. On the last flight, I discovered upon boarding that my seat back flopped back into the 'recline' position as soon as I put any weight/force onto it. I tried numerous times to correct it but it simply wouldn't stay in the upright posit...Jump to post
RIP to all involved.
The Twitter video reminds me of a video of a B-52 that crashed in the 80s/early 90s. I can't remember any details beyond that it was a B-52 and that it final moments looked very similar to this Herc's final moments.
Hi guys, I haven't seen one yet with my own eyes but I agree that the CSeries looks great! Especially the nose. The A350 is the first Airbus that ranks in my consideration of good-looking aircraft. Generally speaking, I prefer its looks to its nemesis, the 787. The A350-500 did however, have its cha...Jump to post
[s[/s] I wonder how SCL yield is? Or where connections are too? If this route becomes a 789 after going daily - perhaps we can see another South American route opened? SYD-GRU, or MEL/BNE-SCL? I remember Alan Joyce speaking about Sydney-Rio/-Sao Paolo flights around the time of the Project Sunrise l...Jump to post
Hey guys, Re : 787 top up order... No surprises with this order. I suspect that while the 787-10 is looked upon with interest by QF, no decision to purchase will be made until the outcome of Project Sunrise is known. Perhaps a decision to order A350 super dooper long range planes for Project Sunrise...Jump to post
Hey guys, A completly expected order in terms of timing and number. I would expect further small incremental orders for QF and possibly JQ like this moving on. Like all others, I will be very sad to see the 747 go, and hope that QF begin organising farewell events and flights for 2020, like KLM with...Jump to post
Hey guys, CIVILIAN: For me, #1 above all is the Super VC10 in the last BOAC colour scheme. The most beautiful thing of any kind to grace the skies, in my opinion. Tied for #2 are Concorde (any colourscheme...) and 757 with winglets (especially Air Niugini's stunning example). Close behind in #3 posi...Jump to post
Hey guys, I have a very rare surname here in Australia. When I was registering the birth of my first child many years ago, the data input operator told me that there was a man with the same first and last name as me living in a different part of Sydney. We even shared the same first initial of our m...Jump to post
Hey guys, The Virgin brand is doing okay here in Australia. Obviously the airline brand is the most prominent but there are some much smaller sub-brands that are still around. Virgin Atlantic never developed to its complete potential in the Australian market, I believe, and definitely did not levera...Jump to post
Hey Jetstar, Great information, thanks for sharing it! One question for you : regarding the USAF light transport airplane requirement that you mention above, which other companies designed proposals for it besides Lockheed (the eventual Jetstar I presume) and McDonnell (the Model 220 I presume...)? ...Jump to post
Hey guys, I believe that Turkish Airlines was bragging in the media a year or two ago that it was the airline serving the most international destinations from its home country.... Or was it the airline serving the most countries by any one airline? Alas, Turkish still hasn't 'tagged' Australia yet! ...Jump to post
Hey guys, Think about the A400... Wasn't it the 'AM400' and the 'A400M' at various points with the 'M' obviously standing for 'Military'? Following on from this, would Airbus care to differentiate the CSeries as 'C' for 'Canadian' IF it did decide to rename the CSeries and integrate it into its mark...Jump to post
Hey guys, If Qantas publicly feels it can make a go of nonstop Australia-Germany flights at some point in the next few years (probably with the second tranche of Dreamliners arriving), I'm sure that Lufthansa would be looking closely at their business case for flights likewise. Perhaps some of their...Jump to post
Ahhhh, at least the Chinese managed to miss Australia, unlike NASA with SkyLab when I was a child!
Hey guys, Re CRJs : yes, the intro was botched. Yes, Ansett ended up not using them to their full potential due to distracted management etc. Yes, I agree with Obzerva that many people - including me - did not like flying in them. I flew them often Melbourne-Hobart and return, and they were simply a...Jump to post
Mate, And all others in the a.net community in a similar situation, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm about to do (reluctantly) my first public speaking gig to an audience of around one hundred explaining my ongoing medical battles to stay alive. 'Educating others' is the way 'they' got me t...Jump to post
Hey guys The idea of Eurowings flying to Bali is intriguing. I DO see a possible market Germany-Australia on a German airline, and Qantas repeatedly has mentioned Frankfurt and Berlin in its longer range forecasts so obviously they feel that there is a market too. Eurowings flying some kind of Germa...Jump to post
Hey guys, Could some of the Air Canada A330-300s be bought and converted into some form of MRTT/VIP? Or Air Canada 767-300ERs be likewise purchased and converted? A couple of nations have already done the latter and we here in Australia are converting two ex-Qantas A330s (albeit the -200 model) into...Jump to post
Hey guys, NZ is kind of looking for P-3K Orion replacements, with some kind of offer/approach for P-8 Poseidons on the table and speculation over a possible Japanese P-1/C-2 joint purchase .... Perhaps an A320MPA offer has/will be made to NZ? With Air NZ's expanding A32X fleet of ceos and neos, an A...Jump to post
Hey Ozair, I read in the current issue of 'Air International' magazine that one Y-20 was offered to Bangladesh recently in a package of military planes from China, so I guess the Y-20 is now available for export. I agree that NZ looks likely to be the first export customer for the C-2. I just can't ...Jump to post
Stretch the crane across the forward fuselage, in silver.... Like the tulip on Turkish Airlines' rear fuselage.... I gave it a go, had to keep it low to make room for the titles. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4654/39878030001_e6ac009149_o.png *LH's brand team suddenly scrambles and contacts lostsou...Jump to post