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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: 682
Views: 86461

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
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54925

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Looks pretty sleek, I have to say I really appreciate the colour of the economy seats

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by angusjt
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new routes do you want from your home airport?
Replies: 125
Views: 7070

Re: What new routes do you want from your home airport?

I live in Perth and I would like to see a link to the US, so most realistically I'd hope for PER-LAX with a QF 787 As a bit of a stretch I'd also appreciate PER-SFO w/ QF or UA PER-JFK w/ QF PER-YVR w/ QF Other realistic routes I wish for are PER-FRA w/ LH or QF PER-MAN w/ QF PER-LHR w/ VS or BA PER...

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by angusjt
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?
Replies: 67
Views: 2190

Re: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?

First 737 flight: Qantas 734 DRW-PER in October 2003 Also happened to be my first flight. First A320 flight: Jetstar A320 SYD-MEL in 2008 or 09 I can recall doing atleast 2 of these flights in this general time period. Most recent 737 flight: Qantas 738 PER-SYD in July (VH-XZJ) Latest A320: Jetstar ...

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by angusjt
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 4485

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

Only one I have any knowledge of is BKK
Up until 2014 I had been through SIN multiple times without entering the city

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by angusjt
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - Repaint, WIFI, refurbs etc
Replies: 184
Views: 27360

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - Repaint, WIFI, refurbs etc

VH-SBB rolled out a couple hours ago, looks pretty good, works well with the smaller planes IMO

https://instagram.com/p/BXfiRj3AOcl/

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by angusjt
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 54578

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

First QF Dash 8 has been repainted, VH-SBB has rolled out of the hangar, found a few photos on Instagram so I'm unsure if everyone will be able to view them, but it looks pretty neat.

https://instagram.com/p/BXfiRj3AOcl/

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by angusjt
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes you have been with
Replies: 53
Views: 2281

Re: Planes you have been with

Boeing 717 - QantasLink, Jetstar Boeing 737-300 - Jetconnect (QF) Boeing 737-400 - Qantas, Air NZ, BA Boeing 737-800 - QF, DJ, VA, Ryanair Boeing 747-300 - QF Boeing 747-400 - QF Boeing 747-400ER - QF Boeing 767-200 - QF Boeing 767-300 - QF Boeing 777-200ER - Scoot & Singapore Boeing 787-9 - Sco...

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by angusjt
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - Repaint, WIFI, refurbs etc
Replies: 184
Views: 27360

Re: Qantas Fleet Repaint Thread

I also noticed a lack of belly titles on NHP.

I would also assume the first A380s delivered will be destined for a repaint by years end?

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by angusjt
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 243
Views: 16352

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

I think it's probably time I update from my previous post as I took two last minute trips this year Flown: Jan 14 PER-SYD Qantas 738 VH-VZP Jan 20 SYD-CBR Qantas 717 VH-YQX Jan 20 CBR-SYD Qantas Q300 VH-SBT Jan 23 SYD-PER Qantas A332 VH-EBC Jul 8 PER-SYD Qantas 738 VH-XZJ Jul 14 SYD-PER Qantas A332 ...

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by angusjt
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - Repaint, WIFI, refurbs etc
Replies: 184
Views: 27360

Re: Qantas Fleet Repaint Thread

I flew to Sydney last Saturday and I noticed about 2 or 3 Fokker 100s in the network livery, anyone have a rough idea when these will be repainted? After the second 737 has been repainted in the coming weeks (VH-VYD for those wondering) the first Fokker 100 is set to be repainted. It will be VH-NHP...

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by angusjt
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - Repaint, WIFI, refurbs etc
Replies: 184
Views: 27360

Re: Qantas Fleet Repaint Thread

I flew to Sydney last Saturday and I noticed about 2 or 3 Fokker 100s in the network livery, anyone have a rough idea when these will be repainted?

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by angusjt
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 378
Views: 40079

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017

The 1st QF B738 VH-VXM sporting the revised livery has arrived back on Aussie soil. https://instagram.com/p/BWgqT7pjJyY/ https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170714/4dcbe6910c032d16c5ee770e61c303b6.jpg EK413 Personally I don't think it looks horrible, but it doesn't work as well as the 2007 livery on...

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by angusjt
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ask me anything re; Aircraft Groomer.
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: Ask me anything re; Aircraft Groomer.

What are the most valuable items you (or your co-workers) have ever found left aboard a flight?

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by angusjt
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Create Your Ideal Aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Create Your Ideal Aircraft

As the title states, describe your ideal aircraft, imagine you're at the board at Airbus or Boeing (or your own company) and you alone get to design an aeroplane. How many pax would it carry? What sort of range would it have? Would it be a quad-jet or mono-jet? What airlines would fly it? Would it h...

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by angusjt
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 8407

Re: Your longest flight

As of right now it would be
Qantas 747-400(ER) VH-OJA/OJN/OEF
Between Singapore Changi & London Heathrow back in 2006 & 2009

I am booked to fly CX between Hong Kong & New York (JFK) later this year and being about 2300 hours longer it will become my longest flight

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by angusjt
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 378
Views: 40079

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017

I've noticed on my recent QF and VA flights that at the safety briefing they have added in that if you drop your phone don't try to move your seat, just ask for a crew members assistance. I wonder what's happened to get both airlines to add this? I would assume it's because of a recent facade of in...

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by angusjt
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24
Replies: 85
Views: 3238

Re: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24

I'm currently in Busselton, south of Perth and at this current moment VA1486 is on finals for PER making it the closest to me

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by angusjt
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest connection you would risk for long haul flights?
Replies: 49
Views: 2472

Re: Shortest connection you would risk for long haul flights?

I have a connection at HKG coming up for a PER-JFK flight later this year, the connection is barely an hour long, I seriously doubt I'll ever take anything shorter then that.

Typically I rather opt for a longer connection (maybe 3-5 hours) with this trip being one of a few exceptions.

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by angusjt
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 39173

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017

From some 40,000 responses Vegemite has been included in the cut of nominations to be the name of one of QF's 787s. The complete list is published in Australian Aviation. Among famous people included are cricketer Don Bradman, Doctor Fred Hollows, opera singer Joan Sutherland and tennis champion Ev...

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by angusjt
Sun May 14, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 402
Views: 42742

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017

Qantas to name 787's after australian icons. QF will put to a public vote from today till the 26th of May. Suggestions include FJ Holden, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Great Barrier Reef, lamington, Vegemite, Flying Merino, Kakadu and Don Bradman http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-ideas/why-qantas-is-co...

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by angusjt
Fri May 05, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 402
Views: 42742

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017

News just in, JQ are going to reconfigure the VH A320 fleet with 186 seats, up from 180. The space flex galley will be used, along with new recaro slimline seats that actually look pretty slick. 43 of the current 53 will be in the 186 convicted by the end of 2018. The 10 not getting the new cabin a...

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by angusjt
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place
Replies: 87
Views: 9461

Re: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place

Learmonth is only served by QantasLink
Horn island is only served by Qlink also

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by angusjt
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Single Word or short Phrase you Hate
Replies: 114
Views: 3692

Re: Single Word or short Phrase you Hate

I hate it when people refer to lollies as "candy", yuck!

it also displeases me when people say "y'all" or "cringe"

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by angusjt
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever fly on the same plane twice?
Replies: 138
Views: 8428

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

I have dupes on a few Qantas aircraft in recent years

VH-EBB x2 (Flew once as Jetstar, once as Qantas)
VH-EBQ x3
VH-EBR x2/3 (You could say, but we had to get off one time after returning to the gate, getting a substitute aircraft)

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by angusjt
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 25702

Re: Australian Aviation - March 2017

Did they ever find the propeller of VH-NRX operating as ZL768? They've found it http://www.atsb.gov.au/media/5772462/saabprop1.jpg?width=375&height=500 http://www.atsb.gov.au/newsroom/2017/missing-saab-340-propeller/ Good to see it didn't hit any houses or people, shame about the trees though

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by angusjt
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most underrated airline?
Replies: 80
Views: 9752

Re: Most underrated airline?

Scoot - They offer you a fairly cheap price to get to Singapore which further allows you to connect to many other destinations, all on the 787, admittingly their food can be a bit grotty Jetstar - you get a fairly comfortable seat combined with ok tasting meals, staff are usually easy to approach wi...

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by angusjt
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you flown the same aircraft with different airlines?
Replies: 17
Views: 1164

Re: Have you flown the same aircraft with different airlines?

I flew on a Jetstar A330, VH-EBB
and flew it again on Qantas 6 years later in 2015

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by angusjt
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 19 year old A.net threads
Replies: 12
Views: 1406

Re: 19 year old A.net threads

I can recall last year shortly after the site update there was a thread from late 2000 dug up discussing if the world trade center could survive a 767 impact, unfortunately we all know what happened, but it's a very eerie thing to read http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=60625 As I recal...

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by angusjt
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest and Smallest Passenger Aircraft Serving Your Local Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 5501

Re: Largest and Smallest Passenger Aircraft Serving Your Local Airport

I'd also like to add that for now my closest airport for now is Busselton (BQB)

Largest: Virgin Australia F100
Smallest: Virgin Australia F100

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by angusjt
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 19 year old A.net threads
Replies: 12
Views: 1406

Re: 19 year old A.net threads

viewtopic.php?t=60625
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I can recall last year shortly after the site update there was a thread from late 2000 dug up discussing if the world trade center could survive a 767 impact, unfortunately we all know what happened, but it's a very eerie thing to read

viewtopic.php?t=60625

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by angusjt
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest and Smallest Passenger Aircraft Serving Your Local Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 5501

Re: Largest and Smallest Passenger Aircraft Serving Your Local Airport

Perth

Largest - EK A380, PER-DXB
Smallest - Skippers Cesnna 440, maybe wrong as i'v definitely seen smaller things but as far as regular commercial service goes

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by angusjt
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 25702

Re: Australian Aviation - March 2017

Flyingsottsman wrote:
The SYD and MEL flights to DPS, are they operated by 738's?


If you're reffering to VA, yes they are. VA fly PHE/SYD/MEL-DPS all with 737s

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by angusjt
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First 747 flight
Replies: 65
Views: 2776

Re: First 747 flight

Qantas 747-300 PER-SYD, sometime in 2003.

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by angusjt
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 243
Views: 16352

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

Booked a whole range of flights to N. America for Christmas/New Years they are as follow Dec 16 PER-HKG Cathay Pacific A333 Dec 16 HKG-JFK Cathay Pacific 77W Dec 21 JFK-YUL Air Canada A320 Dec 21 YUL-YQB Air Canada Q300 Dec 26 YQB-YUL Air Canada E190 Dec 30 YUL-YYZ Air Canada A320 Jan 3 YYZ-JFK Air ...

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by angusjt
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Unserved Routes that should be served.
Replies: 74
Views: 6822

Re: Any Unserved Routes that should be served.

AKL-CBR, PER-NRT are routes that should really be considered out of Australia

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by angusjt
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever Like And Dislike A Livery At The Same Time?
Replies: 7
Views: 1064

Re: Ever Like And Dislike A Livery At The Same Time?

Scoot, like the "Swoosh" look of it but I don't like the yellow, it does brighten up the airport though, feel the same about Qantas's new livery, don't like the roo nor do I like the font but I like the small additions like logos on the wingtips, inverted logos on the engines and the old l...

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by angusjt
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Someone loves the Fokker 100!
Replies: 6
Views: 1869

Re: Someone loves the Fokker 100!

We'll see these operating well into the 2020s aswell, so they aren't going anywhere soon

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by angusjt
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - February 2017
Replies: 215
Views: 22970

Re: Australian Aviation - February 2017

ben175 wrote:
VH-QPJ has had a rainbow makeover for Mardi Gras. Looks amazing, and great to see QF getting behind equality for all.


Just saw it via a tag on Instagram, I like the cause but it looks rather odd

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by angusjt
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Liveries you loved..then didn't?
Replies: 29
Views: 3792

Re: Liveries you loved..then didn't?

Used to love the new KLM scheme, not my type now, same goes for the new LATAM livery

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by angusjt
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 149
Replies: 229
Views: 20611

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 149

https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/34277136/pl ... -sky-show/
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Light aircraft crash on the Swan River in Perth has seen two fatalities and ultimately cancelled the fireworks

https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/34277136/pl ... -sky-show/

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by angusjt
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 148
Replies: 296
Views: 36785

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 148

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017 ... ls-flights
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Qantas have grounded 10/31 Bombarder Q400s after failing to get the aircraft inspected in time, terrible for me as I just booked a Q400 flight from CBR-SYD!

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017 ... ls-flights

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by angusjt
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 148
Replies: 296
Views: 36785

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 148

Runway 16L/34R at SYD currently unavailable due to disabled aircraft on the runway https://twitter.com/flightradar24 Well that annoys me, I flew to Sydney yesterday and since I'm staying right underneath the flightpath that leads to 16L/34R I was hoping to take advantage of it in hopes of getting s...

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by angusjt
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 148
Replies: 296
Views: 36785

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 148

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-13/n ... xt/8181668


It's an ex-scoot 777 being stored I believe, been there since 2015
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luftaom wrote:
Is there an all white 772 at ASP at the moment? I spotted it in the back of the main photo on this news story http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-13/n ... xt/8181668


It's an ex-scoot 777 being stored I believe, been there since 2015

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by angusjt
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Preferred Segment Length(s)?
Replies: 31
Views: 3332

Re: Your Preferred Segment Length(s)?

I really don't care about going out of my way for flights under 2 hours, rule there is the cheapest For 3 hours and over I stick to my favourite airlines, if there's an aircraft/airline I'm either yet to fly or I want to fly on either because their limited in service or ones I wouldn't come across u...

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by angusjt
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines in Africa
Replies: 18
Views: 3707

Re: Airlines in Africa

A fair amount of airlines in Africa tend to operate under suspicious circumstances, just look at Tomai Air Tchad and Air Niamey How so? Tends to be a lack of information regarding schedules, operations and fleets. These usually stem from the governments of these nations which are unorganised to say...

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by angusjt
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines in Africa
Replies: 18
Views: 3707

Re: Airlines in Africa

A fair amount of airlines in Africa tend to operate under suspicious circumstances, just look at Tomai Air Tchad and Air Niamey

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by angusjt
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing deletes customers codes of B737NG, B747, B767 and B777 series
Replies: 58
Views: 16712

Re: Boeing deletes customers codes of B737NG, B747, B767 and B777 series

I liked the idea of a customer code, It was a pretty good way of telling a little bit of history about the aircraft (i.e. who owned it first or whether it was built for the airline)

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by angusjt
Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Iconic Airline Duo?
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Most Iconic Airline Duo?

Out of all the airlines and their alliances in the world which two airlines and their alliance would be considered the most iconic and well known?

I'm sure BA & AA would sit on the list as would AF & KL

To me (and probably quite a few of Australians) it'd be QF & EK

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