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by angusjt
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you pronounce airport codes?
Replies: 19
Views: 1206

Re: How do you pronounce airport codes?

I dont think I spell out any airport code that can be easily pronounced.

I.e. I'll say "lacks" for LAX but spell out JFK.

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by angusjt
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your best flights of 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1692

Re: Your best flights of 2018

CX841 JFK-HKG, my first flight out of JFK
QF580 PER-SYD on the Qantas 747
QF581 SYD-PER on the ex-wunala 747

Nothing too exciting for me.

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by angusjt
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 34612

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

I may as well add to my initial post and make a few intrim predictions too. - QF/AA JV will be approved, AA will start MEL-LAX with QF starting SYD-ORD & BNE-DFW/SFO - QF will announce PER-CDG, starting around late 2019/early 2020 - QF will upgrade PER-AKL from seasonal to year-round - VA & ...

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by angusjt
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 34612

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

I think the years highlight for Australian Aviation easily goes to PER-LHR non-stop.

A personal highlight for me would be experiencing the Qantas 747 on PER-SYD & SYD-PER back in September/October

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by angusjt
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights you are most excited about for 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1189

Re: Flights you are most excited about for 2019

I'm half expecting Qantas to announce PER-CDG or SYD-ORD, both of which would be beneficial for me.

PER-NRT on ANA will also be welcome.

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by angusjt
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 statistics
Replies: 51
Views: 2344

Re: Your 2018 statistics

Total flights: 12 (equal to 2017) Total distance: ~26,000mi / ~42,000km (+4,000 mi / +8,000km from 2017) Airlines flown: 5 (+1 from 2017) Aircraft flown: 8 (+1 from 2017) Countries: 4, Canada, United States, Hong Kong/China, Australia (equal to 2017) Cities: 8 (equal to 2017) New aircraft: ERJ-175, ...

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by angusjt
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lady at CLT
Replies: 81
Views: 18508

Re: Lufthansa Lady at CLT

Does she ever stick around for the takeoff?

As unusual as this is she isn't hurting anybody, I say let her have her fun.

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by angusjt
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 53
Views: 3525

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Only a trip to New Zealand's south island has been booked so far. Im hoping to make a few more routine trips to Sydney throughout the year, holidays to Bali, Darwin, Brisbane or the US west coast are also on the cards but nothing firm planned yet. 13/1 QF582 PER-SYD 737-800 18/1 JQ143 SYD-CHC A320 3...

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by angusjt
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 45363

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

There's a Garuda 737 looping around North Perth at the moment, anyone know whats happening?

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by angusjt
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 46228

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/1 ... n-to-fiji/


SYD-NAN I imagine, though they'll be competing with the FJ A330.
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qf789 wrote:
Qantas is planning on returning to Fiji for NS19, up to 4 weekly

http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/1 ... n-to-fiji/


SYD-NAN I imagine, though they'll be competing with the FJ A330.

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by angusjt
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship
Replies: 140
Views: 6509

Re: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship

I'm not from the states and have only just caught on to this debate but can anyone elaborate on how ending birthright citizenship would be "racist" as some people are claiming? Virtually every country outside the America's has either abolished or has never recognized BC, including my count...

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by angusjt
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most important routes for different airlines
Replies: 43
Views: 6317

Re: The most important routes for different airlines

PER-LHR for Qantas, London has always been a focus city for QF and to be able to fly it direct from Australia after having to make stops every year since the 50's is quite revolutionary, its also their most profitable route and not to mention a route that really pushes the 787 to its limits, having ...

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by angusjt
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What‘s going on with Scoot 905?
Replies: 1
Views: 671

Re: What‘s going on with Scoot 905?

Turned and arrived back at MFM now, can't imagine it's anything major.

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by angusjt
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first experiences in aviation
Replies: 27
Views: 3581

Re: Your first experiences in aviation

1st flight : DRW-PER 1st airline : Qantas 1st type : B737-400 (Most likely) 1st single : Cessna 172N 1st twin : B737 1st quad : B747-300 (Most likely) 1st turboprop : Q300 (QantasLink) 1st Boeing ... 737 1st Airbus ... A320 1st aircraft named ... Flown but unknown 1st J class ... Qantas 747 LHR-SIN ...

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by angusjt
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emotional attachment to airlines
Replies: 40
Views: 3818

Re: Emotional attachment to airlines

Qantas would be the airline I feel the most connected to, my first flight (DRW-PER), first international (SYD-AKL), first intercontinental (SYD-BKK) and first long haul (BKK-LHR) flights where all with them. Combined with the minor sense of pride you get when you see the national animal at airports ...

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by angusjt
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 88
Views: 4843

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

April 2007* SYD-BKK-LHR - Qantas - B747-400 LHR-SIN-SYD - Qantas - B747-400 July 2009* SYD-SIN-LHR - Qantas - B747-400 LHR-SIN-LHR - Qantas - B747-400 2018 PER-SYD - Qantas - B747-400ER - VH-OEG SYD-PER - Qantas - B747-400ER - VH-OEJ *Going off rough memory, passport stamps (of arrivals/departures) ...

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by angusjt
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did QF purchase two 747-400s from MH and one from OZ
Replies: 36
Views: 11159

Re: Why did QF purchase two 747-400s from MH and one from OZ

QF also leased a BA 744 at this time also VH-NLH (never leaves the hangar) - operated in a hybrid livery with BA config. I remember that aircraft. According to the Qantas Source, it spent nearly two and half years with QF, from November 2000 to March 2003. Wouldn’t the oddball configuration and dif...

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by angusjt
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did QF purchase two 747-400s from MH and one from OZ
Replies: 36
Views: 11159

Re: Why did QF purchase two 747-400s from MH and one from OZ

OEB is surely the next QF 747 to go into retirement, it's amazing to think they've kept her around longer than they did with OJT (a newer and refurbished aircraft retired only yesterday).

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by angusjt
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 80
Views: 3824

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

I'm from Perth so it should be fairly obvious, PER-LHR Qantas 787-9

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by angusjt
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 88
Views: 4843

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

I didn't record any flights prior to 2014 so I have no way of knowing for certain but I can clearly remember doing SYD-BKK-LHR & return on the Qantas 747. Also considering the amount of times I flew SYD-PER & SYD-SIN/BKK-LHR in the 2000s I think it's very likely i'v flown on quite a few, not...

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by angusjt
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 32423

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Flown: Jan: 3/1/2018 - YTZ-YUL - Air Canada 7964 - Q400 - C-GGOF 9/1/2018 - YUL-LGA - Air Canada 7634 - ERJ-175 - C-FEKI 10/1/2018 - JFK-HKG - Cathay Pacific 841 - B77W - B-KPA 11/1/2018 - HKG-PER - Cathay Pacific 171 - A359 - B-LRL 24/1/2018 - PER-SYD - Qantas 566 - A330-200 - VH-EBF 28/1/2018 - SY...

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by angusjt
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 64640

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Does anyone know if there are any more 747s scheduled to fly between Perth & Sydney (particularly on the 27th & 1st) ? There are definitely future services, as I am due to fly the 747 to/from SYD on the 21st and 23rd of this month. A quick browse on the QF site shows me that QF580 and 568 P...

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by angusjt
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 64640

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Does anyone know if there are any more 747s scheduled to fly between Perth & Sydney (particularly on the 27th & 1st) ?

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by angusjt
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mariner has passed away
Replies: 80
Views: 6577

Re: Mariner has passed away

Rest easy, his posts where always a great addition to threads, glad to see he was able to achieve many feats in his life.

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by angusjt
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97494

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Not something I ever thought could happen in this day and age at all.

Certainly sad to hear that the guy appears to have gone through a very rough patch but props to the air force for a swift response.

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by angusjt
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 32423

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Another update, managed to snag a cheap day trip to Melbourne and back. Flew VH-EBF for the second time this year too. 3/1/2018 - YTZ-YUL - Air Canada 7964 - Q400 - C-GGOF 9/1/2018 - YUL-LGA - Air Canada 7634 - ERJ-175 - C-FEKI 10/1/2018 - JFK-HKG - Cathay Pacific 841 - B77W - B-KPA 11/1/2018 - HKG-...

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by angusjt
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 61876

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

As the 747s are replaced by the 787s it opens up a lot of questions about routes like HND where the 787 is simply too small for QF to make the most out of it. I'd expect some of the free A330s being used to restart SYD-NRT to operate alongside a SYD-HND 787. I believe that QF will inevitably purchas...

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by angusjt
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baby Trump will float above London!
Replies: 116
Views: 3883

Re: Baby Trump will float above London!

£10,000 for a little blimp, pretty disappointing. The concept pictures made it look huge.

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by angusjt
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 91282

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

EK413 wrote:

Word the 1st B717 will be entering the paint shop soon.

EK413


About time, I saw NXK at Perth the other day and it's in dire need of a repaint.

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by angusjt
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived routes?
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Shortest lived routes?

What routes have airlines launched and then canned right after launch? Could be domestic or international.

There's obviously a number of times airlines have pulled a service before it even started but I'm looking for services that had atleast 1 scheduled flight.

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by angusjt
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served
Replies: 93
Views: 6293

Re: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served

PER-CPT, would be perfectly viable just isn't served due to SAA & QF having a lack of aircraft, I expect something to happen when QF get more 787s.

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by angusjt
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 32658

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

A220 sounds like a Chinese bootleg IMO

I wish Airbus all the best regardles.

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by angusjt
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM
Replies: 44
Views: 9243

Re: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM

I agree with the comments re it being not nearly as dangerous as the article makes it out to be, rather it's just the angle of the photo.

But sadly it's only a matter of time before some idiot pushes the limits and gets the whole beach closed.

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by angusjt
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do people choose one airline over another?
Replies: 34
Views: 1940

Re: Why do people choose one airline over another?

I favour Qantas on domestic flights as i'm tied in with their frequen flier program.

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by angusjt
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are driving some routes ?
Replies: 32
Views: 3496

Re: What are driving some routes ?

There's a number of flights out of PER which are centered around transporting workers in minsites in regional West Australian cities to/from Perth. Qantas & Virgin Australia even have subfleets of Fokker 100s and A320s based in PER for these flights. PER-KGL PER-ZNE PER-PBO PER-LEA PER-ONS Are s...

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by angusjt
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I'm surprised I've never flown on...
Replies: 31
Views: 1263

Re: I'm surprised I've never flown on...

I don't have any record of flying with British Airways despite doing 3 trips between Sydney & London in the 2000s and 6 flights on LHR-DUB.

I also haven't logged a single QF A330-300 despite the Qantas A330-200 being my most common aircraft by far.

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by angusjt
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 32423

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Flown: 3/1/2018 - YTZ-YUL - Air Canada 7964 - Q400 - C-GGOF 9/1/2018 - YUL-LGA - Air Canada 7634 - ERJ-175 - C-FEKI 10/1/2018 - JFK-HKG - Cathay Pacific 841 - B77W - B-KPA 11/1/2018 - HKG-PER - Cathay Pacific 171 - A359 - B-LRL 24/1/2018 - PER-SYD - Qantas 566 - A330-200 - VH-EBF 28/1/2018 - SYD-PER...

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by angusjt
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 61876

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Do the SYD-PER 747s go into December/January?

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by angusjt
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 46286

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

The 747 will be on QF581/582 I assume?

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by angusjt
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight and Airline?
Replies: 98
Views: 3076

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Qantas 737-400 DRW-PER around the turn of the century, unknown date, registration etc.

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by angusjt
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 46286

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/virgin-aust ... ve-in-2020


Good riddance, surely Virgin will have great reforms after he departs.
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openskies88 wrote:
John Borghetti to step down from CEO role from January 2020

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/virgin-aust ... ve-in-2020


Good riddance, surely Virgin will have great reforms after he departs.

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by angusjt
Mon May 21, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?
Replies: 22
Views: 1510

Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

QF and CX both still do. In QF's case I believe it's for international only - there are heaps of domestic flights on which they provide hot meals but usually without a choice of options. QF usually offer a choice of two on longer domestic flights (like PER-SYD) CX gave me two options on PER-HKG &am...

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by angusjt
Sat May 19, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 9815

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

Despite it being very basic I will miss the 1984 QF livery, I grew up around it and whilst the current logo still has the same basic jist to it it just isnt the same.

BA's landor livery was a classic too.

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by angusjt
Sat May 19, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 103
Views: 23873

Re: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'

Great news imo, I hope we see the SQ 737 Max come to Perth & Broome, the SQ livery works pretty well on the 737 too.

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by angusjt
Sat May 12, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: They fly there??
Replies: 44
Views: 3023

Re: They fly there??

I recall EK used to do a 77W flight routed DXB-BKK-SYD-CHC up until a year and a half ago .

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by angusjt
Sun May 06, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 46164

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

aerokiwi wrote:
Has anyone heard how Jetgo is doing on Wollongong-Melbourne? Such a quirky route with the E145.


When I was at HARS in January our tour guide told us the route is quite popular, I don't know the load factor but he seemed pretty confident in its performance.

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by angusjt
Fri May 04, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: They fly there??
Replies: 44
Views: 3023

Re: They fly there??

Qantas used to serve Damascus and Belgrade, back in the 70s & 80s when the climate was different obviously.

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by angusjt
Wed May 02, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 46164

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Good to see a 787 top-up, is it possible we could see SYD-HND become an a380?, the 787 seems too small for that route.

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by angusjt
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 104
Views: 8523

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

A340-600, 757-300, 747SP, 747-400 & 727 all look pretty good Ito me.

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