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Old 6th Sep 2021, 07:01
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Qantas flies to Anchorage

On 29/8 VH-ZND flew Melbourne to Anchorage direct. On 30/8 it flew Anchorage Sydney direct arriving 1/9.

Any ideas why? As a freighter? Part of project sunrise?

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Old 6th Sep 2021, 07:52
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Repat flight I’d say
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Old 6th Sep 2021, 09:00
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We have been flying lots of charters to all sorts of places during COVID.
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Old 6th Sep 2021, 09:09
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PANC in summer,…..big deal, flew in their during winter ( and summer ) many times starting 27 years ago…
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Old 6th Sep 2021, 09:23
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Originally Posted by ACMS View Post
PANC in summer,…..big deal, flew in their during winter ( and summer ) many times starting 27 years ago…
Not everyone is as great as you, obviously.
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Old 6th Sep 2021, 11:38
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Originally Posted by ACMS View Post
PANC in summer,…..big deal, flew in their during winter ( and summer ) many times starting 27 years ago…
Huh. I did many flights there starting 43 years ago. In a DC-4. But whatever.
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Old 6th Sep 2021, 12:12
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What Chimbu Warrior alluded to. There was a Qantas flight a couple of weeks back.
Williamtown-Brisbane-Anchorage. A Defence Force charter.
The aircraft returned via Los Angeles.
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Old 6th Sep 2021, 18:10
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Originally Posted by Australopithecus View Post
Huh. I did many flights there starting 43 years ago. In a DC-4. But whatever.
Nonstop from Australia? Man, you're good!
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Old 7th Sep 2021, 01:38
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Originally Posted by bentleg View Post
On 29/8 VH-ZND flew Melbourne to Anchorage direct. On 30/8 it flew Anchorage Sydney direct arriving 1/9.

Any ideas why? As a freighter? Part of project sunrise?

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Old 7th Sep 2021, 03:21
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Originally Posted by Zombywoof View Post
Nonstop from Australia? Man, you're good!
A DC-4 doesn’t carry enough oil to get that far let alone avgas/coffee/etc. So no, it was from elsewhere in the region. But no matter, I was just having a go at old mate. I am also happy to compare notes about Greenland, Iceland and outer space if asked…

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