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12th Nov 2017, 09:55
Replies: 20
Views: 10,621
Posted By Eastwest Loco

More green inspired hand in underwear in rapid...

More green inspired hand in underwear in rapid motion crap. It's the old story. But cheaper near an airport and then whine once aeroplanes actually fly over you.

Unfortunately there are federal...
21st Jun 2017, 05:44
Replies: 201
Views: 136,830
Posted By Eastwest Loco

Well picked up Stooge but at least in Tasmania...

Well picked up Stooge but at least in Tasmania and I am pretty sure the rest of Australia is the same no licence is required any longer. There is ATAS which is an accreditation scheme through AFTA...
5th May 2017, 12:09
Replies: 201
Views: 136,830
Posted By Eastwest Loco

Yeah - well........ Ill conceived with 2...

Yeah - well........

Ill conceived with 2 months less than optimal lead time and flying from Wynyard to "oh-really?" a minimum of 25% of the traffic off this rock is oncarriage and with no through...
18th Jan 2017, 11:17
Replies: 155
Views: 71,093
Posted By Eastwest Loco

Decent Travel Insurance would cover this...

Decent Travel Insurance would cover this scenario.

Book an alternate carrier after making contact with them so everything is documented and go for it.

My Agency doesn't book Tiger unless...
16th Jan 2017, 13:19
Replies: 21
Views: 6,942
Posted By Eastwest Loco

We had a problem at the comparatively minuscule...

We had a problem at the comparatively minuscule airport I used to run for East West Airlines (DPO).

Seagulls were a major problem and the authority that ran the airport baited Egg Island, the...
16th Jan 2017, 12:50
Replies: 10
Views: 4,123
Posted By Eastwest Loco

Thanks Ken Memory does fail but totally...

Thanks Ken

Memory does fail but totally correct. I can't recall why the wet leases were required but do recall they were far from popular.

all the best

EWL
13th Jan 2017, 23:33
Replies: 10
Views: 4,123
Posted By Eastwest Loco

I think for a period back then QF were chartering...

I think for a period back then QF were chartering Tower Air or similar 747s due to a fleet problem. i do recall a lot of grizzling at the time due to the vinyl seat interior fitout as well as other...
28th Oct 2016, 10:14
Replies: 25
Views: 12,904
Posted By Eastwest Loco

Just wait for the first tech problem that...

Just wait for the first tech problem that requires a close in diversion and landing.

I can just see the headlines. "Air freighter dumps milk over lactose intolerant community". Exceeding Maximum...
11th Sep 2016, 13:00
Replies: 11
Views: 3,874
Posted By Eastwest Loco

My days working for TN were wonderful. Still...

My days working for TN were wonderful.
Still remember standing on the observation deck with my Dad watching Tango Juliet Alpha arrive for the 1st time.
My 1st flight ever was on TJA with Jimmy...
15th Aug 2016, 15:57
Replies: 41
Views: 9,742
Posted By Eastwest Loco

And people wonder why we direct people away from...

And people wonder why we direct people away from LCCs!

On the ones we have used the amount of damage control we have to go through when things go pear shaped is non recoverable in a financial...
6th Jul 2016, 05:03
Replies: 7
Views: 5,239
Posted By Eastwest Loco

John Tullamarine I think I remember that...

John Tullamarine

I think I remember that Easter. I was working at WNY and everything we sent out came back with the same passengers.
WNY was open but nothing else in the South East of the country...
12th Jun 2016, 15:36
Replies: 139
Views: 51,374
Posted By Eastwest Loco

LST OOL was an interesting one for TN. If it...

LST OOL was an interesting one for TN.

If it was hot in LST or there were requirements on OOL the traffic staff would hand out PIR forms through the cabin before departure and the bags would be...
23rd May 2016, 14:47
Replies: 31
Views: 5,681
Posted By Eastwest Loco

Mustang replica does its second belly landing at DPO.

For a second time a Mustang replica has closed DPO after a gear failure last Saturday.

Thankfully pilot OK.

The aeroplane is I think 75% scale P51 rep registered VH-ZYC.

The gear appears to...
2nd May 2016, 13:55
Replies: 35
Views: 18,199
Posted By Eastwest Loco

What you are seeing now is the "Mini Empire"...

What you are seeing now is the "Mini Empire" effect coming to the fore.

I have seen it within TN years ago with ineffectual leaders surrounding themselves with brown nosers, usually malleable...
29th Apr 2016, 16:53
Replies: 191
Views: 76,426
Posted By Eastwest Loco

The caps do remind one of a 1950's American Good...

The caps do remind one of a 1950's American Good Humor icecream vendor and there is another style of that same cap I can't attach a profession to but it is also 50's.

It only will really work if...
3rd Apr 2016, 14:51
Replies: 43
Views: 19,653
Posted By Eastwest Loco

Not so sure AP Remenber NZ had non stop SYD...

Not so sure AP

Remenber NZ had non stop SYD LAX rights with the NZ15/16.

SQ nearly had it after collapsing Ansett through NZ who they put in.

Never turn your back on the Lion.

Best regards
1st Apr 2016, 14:01
Replies: 42
Views: 18,776
Posted By Eastwest Loco

No porch. I was not having a go at you and was...

No porch. I was not having a go at you and was agreeing that I am not a fan.

As for TT every booking we have made every one has gone pear shaped. That was the early ones and I have had a few...
31st Mar 2016, 14:37
Replies: 42
Views: 18,776
Posted By Eastwest Loco

Not a fan porch. Any airline that causes work for...

Not a fan porch. Any airline that causes work for no return which they have in the past is consigned to the backburner and yes, it is selfish and based on past opinions just as morno has past...
31st Mar 2016, 03:16
Replies: 42
Views: 18,776
Posted By Eastwest Loco

No Leffe Coupons must be used in order or the e...

No Leffe
Coupons must be used in order or the e ticket is ruled invalid in this case where traffic rights do not or did not exist. If the traffic rights existed at the time of the outbound booking...
30th Mar 2016, 13:12
Replies: 42
Views: 18,776
Posted By Eastwest Loco

Accepted PJ and apologies to all for my...

Accepted PJ and apologies to all for my misinterpretation.

Funnily enough about 40% of my DPS traffic originates in Indonesia on the way to the Marshall Islands and are Indo seamen. Most transit...
30th Mar 2016, 11:37
Replies: 42
Views: 18,776
Posted By Eastwest Loco

Yes porch. I see all of that and every ticket I...

Yes porch. I see all of that and every ticket I manually have to construct has a place in the mask to indicate that it could be subject to Government approval and if it is it our responsibility to...
29th Mar 2016, 11:06
Replies: 42
Views: 18,776
Posted By Eastwest Loco

From within the Airline industry I was told today...

From within the Airline industry I was told today they had the rights to fly passengers in locked down but had failed to complete the necessary compliances to fly passengers out.

Interesting to...
22nd Mar 2016, 13:50
Replies: 43
Views: 19,653
Posted By Eastwest Loco

Could this be a run by the Asian lion to get what...

Could this be a run by the Asian lion to get what they have wanted since before the AN collapse? Traffic rights on the Pacific ex Australia? It smells of the early stages of a long term engineering...
15th Mar 2016, 08:08
Replies: 9
Views: 4,302
Posted By Eastwest Loco

Thanks XPT. Is that a small fuselage...

Thanks XPT.

Is that a small fuselage extension from the F28-4000?

I think EW ran 36 inch pitch rather than the Alliance 33 for a 72 seat config.

33 inch is still pretty decent.

All the...
14th Mar 2016, 14:22
Replies: 9
Views: 4,302
Posted By Eastwest Loco

Most likely a MEL charter or charters Rotor. ...

Most likely a MEL charter or charters Rotor.

Although with zero cargo max BRW may not be a problem ex WNY (sorry - BWT).

Do you or anyone know if they were reconfigured out of the 48 seat...
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