• As HK inevitably becomes just another city in China, does CP get rights for routes within China?  These new jets would be suitable, and I wish them good luck. 

  • Wow - reminds me of my uni days in the 70's.  One of my lecturers at Monash Elec Eng designed and built an incredible sound system of a valve amplifier that could direct drive (ie no step up transformers to introduce distortion) a pair of also home made electrostatic speakers at +/- 3500 Vo...

  • agree nice livery.  Having looked at their history before I wondered if they basically used what European Airlines had already painted eg on VH-OZQ (which was G-GPFI) with minimal changes (ie adding chequered flag and "Oz" ) or whether it was the other way round.   Not sure ab...

  • interesting background on Qantas decision making.Was there also a scheduling issue on supersonic flights over populated areas and the need for a relatively indirect route between Australia and Europe compared to say the almost completely oceanic Atlantic route?On my one Concorde flight (LHR to Wa...

  • hardly pint-sized for an exec jet

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  • Qantas A380 refurb schedule

    Jun 28, 2019, 09:32 PM

    I always liked the A380 PE seat, and after reading the reviews of the new PE seat I was dreading it, but having flown twice now MEL-PER-LHR and SFO-MEL I actually found it pretty good. Like economy, unless you know each other very well, the person in the aisle seat needs to vacate to allow the wi...

  • Travel suggestions for Helsinki

    Aug 19, 2018, 08:57 PM

    Many good suggestions on what to see and do.I like the Fabian Hotel.

  • Another minor warning ... a few months back I used a couple of electronic passes (in Melbourne) by linking to the flight and the lounge guardian angel could see it by scanning the boarding pass. On last trip, in SYD and HKG, they demanded to see the printout of the confirmation email. In SYD t...

  • Qantas 787 domestics routes

    Jun 27, 2018, 05:32 PM

    Originally Posted by Greg84 I thought I saw a 787 flying in Brisbane the past weekend - would've been mid/late morning...not sure if they were flying to somewhere else or if my plane spotting abilities need more work... Did you mean a Qantas 787? Could be another airline, but it looks like all ...

  • was just about to write exactly as nmalon advises. Have done this connection a number of times and it has been pretty tight every time bar once (when pilot became ill and it took time to rustle a replacement).

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