Cape Town to Brisbane

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Cape Town to Brisbane

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Post by Downwind » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:22 pm

My brother lives in Brisbane which is a nice long way away by plane! :fantastic:

So first we had to get to ORT courtesy of BA/Comair (cheery ground staff).

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Good-bye to the Cape.

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Courtesy of a Cathay Pacific B777 we were chaufferred to Hong Kong.

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Dragonair: what a name. :clap:

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Then it was on to Brisbane with a brand new A350, very quiet inside. Cathay Pacific staff very polite and efficient. All in all 22 hours in the air plus waiting periods.

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:yeeha: :dance:



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Post by Bell 407 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:25 pm

Downwind wrote:My brother lives in Brisbane which is a nice long way away by plane! :fantastic:

Lovely pics Downwind. Excellent excuse to do some flying. You one of a lucky few here to have been on the A350 :champion:



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Post by avi-addict » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:57 pm

Many moons ago spotted a few 'Dragonairs' on the tarmac of the then Kai Tak airport.



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Post by Downwind » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:22 pm

avi-addict wrote:Many moons ago spotted a few 'Dragonairs' on the tarmac of the then Kai Tak airport.


Dragonair are rebranding as Cathay Dragon as they are a subsidiary of Cathay Pacific, with a smart new livery; Cathay Pacific logo in red instead of the sea-green. :cool1:



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Post by Bell 407 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:30 pm

Thanks for that update on Dragonair :Like:



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Post by Downwind » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:09 am

Unfortunately there no Cathay Dragons close enough for a good phote.

On the far side of the field was a large cargo area which was 747 heaven with Polar, Kalitta, Cathay Cargo etc present. Got one or two blurry pics but not that good.

Now it's on to Melbourne and Sydney trips :wrench: before I get a red card. :mail: :carton:



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Post by Bell 407 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:02 am

Downwind wrote:Now it's on to Melbourne and Sydney trips :wrench: before I get a red card. :mail: :carton:

Yes, quite right indeed :eyebrows:



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Post by great dane » Mon May 08, 2017 11:51 am

Too nice, can't wait for a chance to do the A350. Bet looking post 80s machine out there :crazy1:

Downwind wrote:Now it's on to Melbourne and Sydney trips :wrench: before I get a red card. :mail: :carton:

What happened here :research:



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