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by csturdiv
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

Anybody know when EVV redesigned the TSA screening? Two years ago when I was back home for Christmas, the TSA screening was immediately outside of the gate areas. When I flew in there last month, the screening has moved into the hallway that leads back to the gate area, which moved the entrance of ...

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by csturdiv
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coding and Obesity
Replies: 14
Views: 1097

Re: Coding and Obesity

I work for a software company and not much obesity in my company. There are about 5 teams that play in an indoor soccer league during lunch. Others play basketball and tennis during lunch. In our break room, there are sign up sheets for other sports. Our in house gym is always full and classes are h...

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by csturdiv
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sydney spotting suggestions/tips
Replies: 12
Views: 650

Re: Sydney spotting suggestions/tips

Hey mate, Like many a.netters, I could write a book about spotting at Sydney from nearly four decades of doing it! I second the suggestions above from Kent350787 and add that the Rydges rooftop bar IS excellent for spotting as well! The last time I stayed at the Rydges on one of their aviation enth...

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by csturdiv
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 53
Views: 3560

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

2019 started as my Christmas trip was winding down and I was about to head back to Sydney from the US. Last night I booked a trip over the long Easter weekend to Christchurch, NZ. Qantas has a double status credits promo going right now, and I took advantage of that. The return flight is on a codesh...

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by csturdiv
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1544

Re: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019

RSW to consolidate TSA into one area....will add one gate to concourse B https://www.naplesnews.com/story/travel/2018/12/20/rsw-airport-expansion-consolidate-tsa-screening-grow-concessions/2374145002/?fbclid=IwAR2v2ZCBtsoJBh_o2zBslW1AkmLn15BU8yN7rGj9abWUVLo0MMZTLVKM_Jo How much slower would this ma...

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by csturdiv
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

Anybody know when EVV redesigned the TSA screening? Two years ago when I was back home for Christmas, the TSA screening was immediately outside of the gate areas. When I flew in there last month, the screening has moved into the hallway that leads back to the gate area, which moved the entrance of t...

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by csturdiv
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1544

Re: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019

RSW to consolidate TSA into one area....will add one gate to concourse B https://www.naplesnews.com/story/travel/2018/12/20/rsw-airport-expansion-consolidate-tsa-screening-grow-concessions/2374145002/?fbclid=IwAR2v2ZCBtsoJBh_o2zBslW1AkmLn15BU8yN7rGj9abWUVLo0MMZTLVKM_Jo How much slower would this ma...

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by csturdiv
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No AA on ORD-IAD
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: No AA on ORD-IAD

My brother is in northern VA, IAD is more convenient. Maybe I'll do DCA and rent a car.

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by csturdiv
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No AA on ORD-IAD
Replies: 4
Views: 507

No AA on ORD-IAD

I am looking into a trip to the US in thr summer (US summer,, it's already summer here in Australia). Forst stop would be Chicago to see old friends and to catxh a Cubs game. Then I was thinking about going to the DC area and seeing my brother. To get an idea, I looked up AA flights between ORD and ...

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by csturdiv
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog
Replies: 138
Views: 24732

Re: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog

Every time I hear Amedeo and the 20 A380 order that has been on the books for years I laugh. : Amedeo......really? :spin: :rotfl: When I hear Amedeo, I think of Falco. I also thought that would be a possible scenario but it seems that it will not happen since they just started to refurb all twelve ...

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by csturdiv
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?
Replies: 62
Views: 4083

Re: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?

2017 when my dad came to Australia for 3 weeks. Took him down to Melbourne and then over to New Zealand. Highlights were Phillip Island in AU and Queenstown/Milford Sound in NZ.

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by csturdiv
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 46229

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

Reports SYD is down to one runway again due to flooding to the other two runways this morning. Many flight cancellations. An hour-wide storm cell with extremely heavy rain went thru around three / four hours ago, so the runway situation may have been resolved by now. Just looked at FR24 and listeni...

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by csturdiv
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?
Replies: 109
Views: 16634

Re: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?

My longest flight ever was not SYD-DFW but ORD-SAN on an AA MD80 back in the early 2000s.

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by csturdiv
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will anyone pickup the JetBlue E190s?
Replies: 65
Views: 10216

Re: Will anyone pickup the JetBlue E190s?

How about some of the Australian operators on vintage 100-120seaters? There a dozens of Fokker 100s, Avro RJs and Boeing 717 flying in Australia (although my impression is that those operatirs are happy to keep them flying for the foreseeable future). Not sure on this, they would need to be going V...

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by csturdiv
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets
Replies: 35
Views: 6586

Re: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets

Sooner or later those YV 900's are going to need to be replaced, as they're the oldest out there and have been ridden quite hard. I would without a doubt say those end up being 175's, its just a matter of who operates them. I wouldn't count on OO CR7's going away quickly, a big chunk of them just c...

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by csturdiv
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BrewDog launching one tine London to Columbus flight.
Replies: 51
Views: 7592

Re: BrewDog launching one tine London to Columbus flight.

Aviation and craft beer are two things that I love. When I travel, I always look and see what the local breweries are, I've even done a few trips just for beer. Craft beer lovers are dedicated and love to try new things. In the craft beer scene here in Sydney, I often talk to people who go to the we...

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by csturdiv
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First ride on the Boeing 787
Replies: 12
Views: 1367

Re: First ride on the Boeing 787

I've flown on the B788/B789 with different operators and every time, everything was OK, even with JQ. I've flown it also with NZ and AA. My only complaint was with JQ and it was not the fault of the B788 but rather a fault with the pitiful unresponsive entertainment system on the seatback. That was ...

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by csturdiv
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Under 3 hour transit in LAX ok?
Replies: 14
Views: 1856

Re: Under 3 hour transit in LAX ok?

If you have to transfer between terminals, TBIT to Terminal 4 is the easiest - they're right next door! It's a very easy walk (for the most part), but if you need to go to any other terminal, take the Intra-Terminal Bus. If you arrive on time, and there are no hassles passing through customs, three...

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by csturdiv
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question for photographers
Replies: 10
Views: 1211

Re: Question for photographers

I ended up buying the Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW.

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by csturdiv
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Under 3 hour transit in LAX ok?
Replies: 14
Views: 1856

Re: Under 3 hour transit in LAX ok?

If you have to transfer between terminals, TBIT to Terminal 4 is the easiest - they're right next door! It's a very easy walk (for the most part), but if you need to go to any other terminal, take the Intra-Terminal Bus. If you arrive on time, and there are no hassles passing through customs, three...

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by csturdiv
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Under 3 hour transit in LAX ok?
Replies: 14
Views: 1856

Re: Under 3 hour transit in LAX ok?

Panda Express and getting hammered, nice. I haven't had Panda Express now for over 4 years.

My LAX-MIA is under the same booking, so hopefully it goes smoothly. I usually enter via DFW, as I hate LAX.

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by csturdiv
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Under 3 hour transit in LAX ok?
Replies: 14
Views: 1856

Under 3 hour transit in LAX ok?

It has been a long time since I have gone through LAX, but in December (yeah, I am getting worried too early) I am flying SYD-LAX-MIA. SYD-LAX is on QF and LAX-MIA is on AA. I have under 3 hours in LAX, 2 hours and 50 minutes if everything is on time. I've been looking at AA1473 on Flightaware latel...

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by csturdiv
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question for photographers
Replies: 10
Views: 1211

Re: Question for photographers

Just saw a Lowepro 450, that might be it.

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by csturdiv
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question for photographers
Replies: 10
Views: 1211

Re: Question for photographers

I have done some looking around and there is a camera shop, ironically where I bought my 150-600mm lens from, that has both Think Tank and Lowepro bags. I am going to be near the shop tomorrow after work so I may pop in there to get a few ideas. Thanks again for the input.

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by csturdiv
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question for photographers
Replies: 10
Views: 1211

Re: Question for photographers

Thanks guys, I will look into these suggestions. I would really love to take my 150-600mm with me to the US on my upcoming Christmas trip. My mom lives on the edges of the Everglades near Marco Island, Florida and in a golf community where there are lakes and ponds everywhere, which means gators eve...

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by csturdiv
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question for photographers
Replies: 10
Views: 1211

Question for photographers

This is not a "how do I..."post, this is a question about a gear backpack. I currently use a backpack that is more suited for laptops and not a camera. I am thinking about getting a camera dedicated backpack that also has space for a Surface Pro tablet. Now here is a stickler, good for car...

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by csturdiv
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any Non-Pilots Out There Who are Flight Simulation Veterans?
Replies: 20
Views: 3235

Re: Any Non-Pilots Out There Who are Flight Simulation Veterans?

I first saw a flight sim many, many, many moons ago, at a show and tell when I was in middle school. My first sim was an early version of MSFS. Now I've progressed to P3Dv4, but haven't touched it in months. Maybe the last time was when I took some screenshots for the screenshot thread here. I've do...

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by csturdiv
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C17 Buzzes Brisbane Skyline
Replies: 6
Views: 2411

Re: C17 Buzzes Brisbane Skyline

NZ media posted it as a 9/11 type scare. Some of the AU spotters in a group i am in were having a field day with it.

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by csturdiv
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 32504

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Last weekend I took advantage of the three day weekend in Australia for Labour Day and headed across the ditch to Wellington. Chicago has nothing on Wellington, Wellington is the windy city! Not sure it was a coincidence or not, but I had the same bird on both legs of the flight. Also finalized my U...

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by csturdiv
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ7/900 as a corporate jet
Replies: 12
Views: 1708

Re: CRJ7/900 as a corporate jet

Doesn't Dow Chenicals have a CR7? Probably more of a shuttle than a business jet.

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by csturdiv
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 32504

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Completed my PER flights, which was great. Used some points to upgrade to business class both ways. The SYD-PER flight was really worth it. Worked a full day at work and then flew after work. Was nice to be able to recline and get some sleep. The extra 30 minutes on the ground due to jetbridge issue...

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by csturdiv
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 66083

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Last night I flew SYD-PER on QF583. We stayed pretty low due to headwinds, FL260 all the way across. Upon landing we were stuck on the plane for about 30 minutes as they could not get the jetbridge to connect. Eventually they got stairs and we used that. Was different exiting an A333 from stairs snd...

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by csturdiv
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97497

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Can only imagine what was going through the heads of those F-15 pilots when they got the order to scramble knowing this was a real world situation. In the last 17 years there's been like 1600 norad intercepts. That's like 2 a week. Not uncommon I wouldn't think And out of all of those intercepts, h...

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by csturdiv
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 2018 Screenshots
Replies: 2
Views: 3457

Re: 2018 Screenshots

I haven't flown in a while. I bought a new laptop and made the switch to P3Dv4 and have been slowly building up my AI setup. I have pretty much all of the traffic that operates in and out of Sydney installed, along with FlyTampa Sydney. No GA traffic yet or military traffic. At Sydney, my framerates...

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by csturdiv
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97497

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

speedbird52 wrote:
426Shadow wrote:
speedbird52 wrote:
Who is they?


Couldn't hear the callsign.

What freq are you on?


What's the frequency Kenneth?

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by csturdiv
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on
Replies: 73
Views: 4289

Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

For me, it was the 747. I never thought I'd fly it" growing up in smalltown southern Indiana. That is not a plane that frequents EVV. Then I moved to Chicago and eventually got a job with a software company based in Australia. Got a chance to visit Australia in 2013, and my flight was on a 747....

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by csturdiv
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Intl’ Economy Meal Trial
Replies: 54
Views: 10251

Re: Delta Intl’ Economy Meal Trial

I actually think this is dumb. Especially on night flights. I want sleep, now my subpar economy meal is going to take twice as long to serve because they want to do multiple trips down the aisle to create a “restaurant” vibe. Now I got stuff sitting on my table tray for twice as long. Please! The 2...

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by csturdiv
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Windows 10 & FSX
Replies: 24
Views: 6064

Re: Windows 10 & FSX

I have been setting up P3Dv4 on my new laptop, and so far, I am very impressed. It is taking me a while to set it up as not only do I like flying, but I also do AI spotting. P3Dv4 does not recognise AI models designed for FS9, it only properly displays models for FSX and P3Dv4, so that part is slowi...

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by csturdiv
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 61878

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

I guess I cannot complain too much. Security screening processes in Australia are not as bad as they are in the US with the dog and pony TSA show. In the SYD QF domestic terminal, I can go from the bag drop and through security and be sitting at a bar with a beer in hand in 10-15 minutes (depending ...

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by csturdiv
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 61878

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Not sure if this for this thread, but have there been any recent changes to the security screening at Australian airports? I recently flew SYD-PQQ-SYD. At SYD, when I went through security, I only had to take my Surface Pro 4 out of my backpack, my smaller Samsung tablet stayed in along with my DSLR...

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by csturdiv
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 32504

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Took last Friday and this Monday off for a relaxing getaway up to the small coastal city of Port Macquarie, and ended up catching a sinus infection. Which made my return flight on Monday so enjoyable. Already Flown 02-JAN | AA1267 | ORD-RSW | B738 | N805NN 10-JAN | AA1269 | RSW-DFW | B738 | N921AN 1...

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by csturdiv
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 32504

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Living 1/2 way around the world from my family, I have to plan well in advance for the holidays, and yesterday I booked part of my trip back to the US for Christmas/New Years. I absolutely hate (I cannot stress that word enough, hate) LAX, but....I am going through LAX,at least on the inbound flight...

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by csturdiv
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 32504

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Last weekend I was down in cool and rainy Hobart and had some great flights on the QF 712's (but was disappointed that I did not get the Tassie special scheme, especially on a flight into Tasmania). I love the power of this plane and is pretty comfortable. And HBA airport is pretty cool to watch air...

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by csturdiv
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Windows 10 & FSX
Replies: 24
Views: 6064

Re: Windows 10 & FSX

I am making the move to P3Dv4, maybe tonight. I bought a new lsptop, an i9 at 2.9ghz, 16gb ram and an 8gb 1080gtx gpu. FSX served me well, but it is time to move on.

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by csturdiv
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 32504

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Nothing new booked, but yesterday I got an email from Qantas for a booking change as a result of some realignment of aircraft. My PER-SYD flight in August was changed from the A332 to a B744. Quickly upon reading that email, I logged into my Qantas account and selected my business class seat from t...

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by csturdiv
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 32504

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Nothing new booked, but yesterday I got an email from Qantas for a booking change as a result of some realignment of aircraft. My PER-SYD flight in August was changed from the A332 to a B744. Quickly upon reading that email, I logged into my Qantas account and selected my business class seat from th...

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by csturdiv
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 61878

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Nice, i am on QF580 PER- SYD in August and upgraded myself to business after booking. Got notice today that the flight has been upgraded to a B747. One last flight in a B747 probably, and I'm doing it in style.

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by csturdiv
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 32504

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Work has been stressful and despite the number of flights that I have taken, I have not really been away from work too much this year. So far 1/2 way through the year I have only had two days off of work. All of my AU domestic flights have been on weekends or public holidays. I do have time off in A...

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by csturdiv
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do people seem to hate the ERJs and CRJs?
Replies: 24
Views: 1354

Re: Why do people seem to hate the ERJs and CRJs?

When I lived Stateside, I loved the single seat on the left side of the ERJs, I always aimed to get one of those when my flight was on an ERJ. I didn't mind flying them anyway as my flights were usually less than an hour in and out of ORD.

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