If youre not on a budget carrier, make sure your bags are tagged through to your final international destination when you check in for the domestic flight to Sydney. CREW TIP: The airside Sydney shuffle between domestic and internal terminals is an inconvenience at the best of times but a nightmare if you have to collect and re-check bags.
The move was a success, with a 27,000 crowd average. Melbourne then moved all their home games except one against the struggling New Zealand Knights to Docklands for the 2006/07 season. Melbourne Victory also play home matches at Docklands. After the success of the game, the Victory found Olympic Park's capacity of 18,000 too small, especially after the Round 4 match at Olympic Park attracted a capacity crowd of 17,617. All other games were supposed to be at the Victory's usual home ground, Olympic Park Stadium. A record crowd of 39,730 attended the game. The Victory decided to move all their home games permanently from the 2007/08 season. Originally, the plan was that the stadium would only be used for A-League games against the Victory's biggest rivals, Sydney FC, in the 2006/07 A-League season due to the prediction of a large crowd. This also gave the stadium a major summer tenant, which the stadium lacked in its early years.
The end of the first-class cabin takes another step forward with British Airways confirming that its new A350 fleet wont have a dedicated first class but instead a larger, upgraded business class offering. The move comes as several airlines upgrade and reposition their business class product in what was just two years ago a bitter fight for first. Next in line are Qantas who in refitting the now 10-year-old A380s, will swap the open bucket look of their business class Skybed for the more enclosed business suite as used on its 787s. SriLankan Airlines is also retaining the upgraded business suites on its Melbourne to Colombo services while Qatars award-winning Q-Suite is being added across its fleet.
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The fight for onboard space is hotting up again particularly on domestic flights using 737 and 717 aircraft.
This week, the ever-growing airline took on the regulators challenging the political control over the worlds skies which accounts for more than 10% of the worlds GDP. Qatar last week signed a deal to keep its flights into 29 EU countries open.
British airline; Virgin Atlantic will retire the flying lady for people in lycra outfits, including men. The pin-up girl characters were made famous by painter Alberto Vargas, and the original scantily clad woman whose body suit unfurls to become a Union Jack flag has been an icon of the airline since its startup in 1984. The days of the 1940s pin-up girl adorning the nose of Virgin aircraft are over.
Airlines and governments have released the latest data on alcohol related incidents sparking the annual holiday horror stories of boozed up bogans disrupting flights. Leading the push as always is the UKs aviation watchdog which released data showing 173 flights were diverted due to intoxicated passengers last year. Australian airlines experienced fewer incidents however most incidents worldwide involve budget airlines and party destinations such as Bali or Ibiza. Most passengers were preloaded (pardon the pun) at the airport bars which are typically exempt from liquor licensing restrictions. One Australian airline recently brought a civil claim against one offender who apart from being banned for life also copped a criminal conviction and a $210,000 bill from the airline.
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As well as competitive flying, feature events include the Night Glow, or what they call a Glowdeo (rhymes with rodeo), where balloons remain tethered but are inflated and illuminated by the gas flames that heat the air in their canopies. Albuquerque, New Mexico is halfway between California and Texas and is known as 'the Hot Air Balloon Capital of the World' due to what is known as The Albuquerque Box Effect - a weather phenomenon that allows hot air balloons to fly in a box pattern and land exactly where they took off from.Starting on Monday for nine days, the citys International Balloon Fiesta attracts more than 1,000 hot air balloons from all around the world. Then in the very early morning hours, there is the Mass Ascension when a record 1,000 balloons are scheduled to take flight over the city.
If you are collecting an unaccompanied minor, they will usually be last off the plane and will only be released to the carer nominated by the carer on the documentation. Typically, unaccompanied minors will board last with the responsible crew member and usually will be seated in the last row away from other passengers.
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With a fleet of 200 aircraft, Qatar created the first-ever double bed available in Business Class, with privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room. Business class is the new first and not unexpectedly, Qatar has picked up the award for its Q-Suite and business class offering.
Airline Insider always suggests taking the long way around when travelling. Often taking indirect routes opens a world of possibilities to take a detour or see something that normally would be missed.
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The boats come with an inboard engine and everything you need for a luxury holiday. Bareboating thats anything but bare, and the floating hotel room means that you can drop anchor and explore as you please. Some include a skipper for the first few days or offer a familiarisation sail and then regular radio & ship visits throughout the week. Cruising the 74 islands of the Whitsundays on a luxury catamaran ranges in price from $2,500 $3,800 per week for a boat that sleeps 6.
Previously it was the French Air Traffic Controllers, but this time round Europes biggest budget airline Ryan Air will have a one day walk out by Aircrew on September 28 with knock on strikes being planned at the same time in Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. Its that time of the year when workplace arguments spill over to the airport departure and arrival boards.
Its not just the seats that are getting smaller, new optimised cabin modules for galleys, stowage and toilets were featured as part of the recent industry conference held in Sydney. The smallest is a toilet module for narrow body aircraft such as the new Boeing 737 MAX. NEVER EVER book a seat near the toilets on any aircraft! At just 630mm wide, the hand basin sits above the back of the toilet pan giving you the feeling that youre washing your hands in the cistern! CREW TIP: When booking low cost carriers that use narrow body (single aisle) aircraft remember that the toilet to passenger ratio is typically 1:60 compared to an A380 where the ratio is on average around 1:34.
If you remember the days of Dr Strangelove and recall the classroom discussions about ICBMs, then a trip to Arizona is a must to visit the last remaining Titan Missile Silo. Fifty-four silos operated between 1963 to 1987 and this last remaining silo has preserved the operational aspects of this cold war hot spot.
Qantas Air Italy is spreading its wings using the peak summer season to launch a direct service between Milan and Los Angeles. The destination is the third northern USA city which also includes New York and Miami.
The project leaves only one operating runway which has resulted in many flights being reallocated to different terminals or to the nearby Al Maktoum airport. As reported last year, Dubai International will shut down its main southern runway for 45 days commencing on April 16. The runway gets pounded 24 hours a day from some of the worlds largest jets and needs rebuilding.
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The venue was damaged by a thunderstorm on the afternoon of 6 March 2010 during the 2010 Victorian storms. Because of the damage the St Kilda v Fremantle NAB Cup semi-final was delayed due to WorkSafe inspections. The external roof (not the main retractable roof) caved in, causing damage and flooding in one of the stadium's entertainment precincts.
In 2014 Boeing celebrated in 1,500th 747 built and given that only 53 have crashed, means that there a lot of 747s sitting in boneyards or turned into restaurants, bars or unique places to stay. Take a look here at the video. Airline Insider has visited a bar in the US made from the flight deck of a 747, but the largest example is an ex Singapore Airlines 747 thats a hotel at Stockholms Arlanda Airport. The 747 has been in commercial operation for over 48 years flying around 5.9 billion people 78% of the worlds population.
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