Log Far East Trip 01-14/11 Part I;
Took advantage of some cheap tickets with Qatar Airways and booked a LHR-CAN/HKG-LHR for £430
Met up at the visitors centre at 10 with Messrs Blagg, Hopkins, Huggins, Ayres and Bryan for our 1415 Qatar departure to Doha, logged;
N662UA B767 UnitedTC-JMD A321 TurkishYU-BNA FA50N66SG LJ7T-VJT B736 AlgerianVP-BTQ A320 PulkovoPH-BGD B73G KLM
Flew to Doha on Qatar A340/600 A7-AGC QR 012 (34 ins leg room in economy on QR and a superb avod system)
Plenty of stuff here but being dark meant couldn't get most of it. No piers at the terminal, all pax bussedin, after transit to departures, views afforded in the far corner by a Costa Coffee shack.
A7-AEG A330 QRA7-BAI B773 QRA7-ADJ A320 QRA7-ADZ A321 QRA7-ACJ/AFL/AFN A332 QRPH-AOH A330 KLM
Saw 2 Jet AW 737, Indian Exp 737 and Indian AL 320 but couldn't get any of them, any offers???
Flew to Guangzhou on Qatar A330/200 A7-ACK QR 874
Got through immigration pretty quick and transferred to the China Southern Pearl hotel for 1 night.Prices pretty good except we arrived during the Canton fair and pirces increased for the duration of the fair, costing us around £90 for a twin, normally around £50-60 i think, includes buffet breakfast. Floors 3-6 andodd numbered rooms between 09 and 29 should give good views. We had 321 and 515. 3rd floor okay but occasionally tree's got in the way so higher floors better-we used 515 mostly.
B-6196 A319 ShenzhenPK-YVA A319 BataviaB-2920/5068/5155 B737 China SouthernB-6357 A320 ShenzhenB-6158/6160/6161/6200/6242/6243 A319 China SouthernPK-GEE B738 GarudaB-2282/6342/6353/6356 A321 China SouthernB-2332 A300 China EasternB-2060 B777 Air ChinaB-2350/2353/6291 A320 China SouthernB-2584/2590/2670/5023/5064 B737 Air ChinaB-6056/6059 A330 China SouthernJA631J B76F JAL CargoJA310J B737 JALB-3062/3063 E145 China SouthernB-2816 B757 China SouthernB-5085 B737 China EasternB-5038 B737 XiamenB-5076 B737 ShangahiB-2567 B767 ShanghaiB-8080 G4ET-ALH B767 Ethiopian
Got an extended checkout for room 515 till 1800, cost half the room rate again but between 5 was reasonable.
China Southern-A319 = 6208/6241/6160/6162/6242/6209/6200/6243/6220/6039/6203/6158/6202A320 = 6283/6288/6290/2408/2367/6287/6291/2353/6289/6252/6292/2406/2350/2407/6283/2406/6263/2351A321 = 6342/6353/6356/6339/2283/2282/6318/6265/2288/6355/6307/6317A330 = 6500/6502/6057/6058B777 = 2057/2052/2056/2055/2051/2054B737 = 2926/5020/2694/2596/2583/5021/5155/5022/2929/5122/5126/5128/5120/5165/5157/ 5189/5237/2915/2959/5190/2930/2539/2693/2936E145 = 3066/3065/3060/3061
Air China-B737 = 5211/2530/2597/5226/2580/5229/2612/2604/2949A319 = 6225/6037/6048/6044/6236A330 = 6131/6131B744 = 2458B767 = 2499A320 = 2355A321 = 6361
Shenzhen-A320 = 6315/6286/6357/6352/6316/6358/6360/6377/6351B737 = 5345/5322/5075A319 = 6159/6196/6197
Shanghai-B737 = 5088B757 = 2880/2858/2850/2842/2875B767 = 2563
Hainan-B737 = 5405/2676/5338/2990/2159/2677/5403
China Eastern-B737 = 5084/5100/2684/5101/5242/2572/2985A319 = 2332A320 = 6370/2379/6335/6003/2398/2213/2228/6010/6262/2336/6346
Deer Jet-A319 = 6157/6179/6177
East Star-A320 = 6390/6350/6336
Xiamen-B737 = 2998/5161/5125/5309/5212
Sichuan-A320 = 2342/6185/6347A321 = 2371
China Xinhua-B737 = 2942/2943/2945
N538UA B757 NorthwestJA18AN B73G ANAJA315J B738 JAL9M-AHC A320 AirAsiaB-6155 A319 United Eagle9V-TAF A320 TigerB-6250 A320 SpringB-17911 MD90 Uni AirB-2938 B737 West AirlinesHL7740 A330 Asiana9V-SVG B777 SingaporeB-2961 B737 ShandongD-ALCL MD11 LufthansaJA207A A320 ANAJA8980 B767 JALJA312J B738 JALHS-TEH A330 ThaiJA607J B767 JALB-2345 A320 ChongqingB-2968 B737 ShandongA7-ACH A330 QatarJA611A B767 ANA9M-MMC B737 MalaysianB-7699 CRJ KumpengB-6320 A320 Spring5Y-KQX B767 KenyanD-AIHC A346 LufthansaF-GNIF A340 Air FranceET-AMF B767 EthiopianVN-A502 FK70 Vietnam (daily flight from Hanoi, arrives about 1930, only international dest the F70's fly apparently so very pleased to see it!)
Got a taxi to Shenzhen airport, took about 1.15 hrs and cost about £100 but between 5 was ok. The public bus to Shenzhen city was about £8 each but still quite away from the airport. Stayed at the airports Sunway Hotel for one night,opposite the termianl and very reasonably priced, about £45 for a twin with buffet breakfast. Logged B-5083 Hainan 737 and B-2982 China Xinhua B737 from our rooms before retiring.
After a good brekkie set about spotting from our room for the day, we had rooms on the 7th floor facing the airportbut soon discovered that it wasn't easy reading stuff off. Aircraft were landing/taking off left to right. Landings couldn't be read at all, some take offs already to high so after a little exploration ended up on the hotel roof which gave us a bit more chance to get stuff. Went back downstairs to see the hotel management and they were fine with us being there. Again booked a late checkout, half the room rate.
China Southern-A319 = 6018/6019/6020/6021A320 = 2352/2393/2401/2368/2374/2365/2369/2391/2352/2459/2395/6277A330 = 6086/6111/6112/6087A321 = 2417/2281B777 = 2054B737 = 5166/5112/5147B757 = 2859MD90 = 2253/2259
Shenzhen-B737 = 5106/5377/2933/2940/2932/5361/5050/5049/2939/5109/5365/5401/5079/2668/2687/5103/2972/5026/5363/2971A319 = 6165/6153A320 = 2416/5078/6296/6359
(struggled with the new livery shenzhen aircraft, black on red, awfull!)
Hainan-B737 = 5090/2576/2157
Air China-A319 = 6235/6038/6046A320 = 2377A330 = 6081/6072/6071B777 = 2067B737 = 2586/2590/5327/5202/2586/5223B747 = 2460B767 = 2557
China Eastern-A320 = 2228/6011/2219/2359MD90 = 2263A300 = 2326/2319B767 = 5001
Xiamnen-B737 = 2991/5303/2659
Shandong-B737 = 5206/2111/5066/5065
Sichuan-A320 = 6027/6049
B-2987 B737 China XinhuaB-6311 A320 JuneyaoB-6230 A320 East Star9M-AFT/J A320 AirAsiaB-MHH SK76B2498 B767 ShanghaiB-6151 A319 United EagleB-6198 A319 Deer JetB-2857 B757 ShanghaiB-KBH B738 Hong Kong ALB-2441 B747 Jade CargoC-FBDR BD7009M-AHG A320 AirAsiaB-2113 B737 Deer JetB-2517.2518 B737 Donghai ALB-5053 B737 Yangtze River9V-SBD A319 Silk AirN599FE MD11 Fedex
Flew down to Kuala Lumpur on AirAsia A320 9M-AFJ. International check in opened exactly 2 hours before the flightand the international departure lounge is quite small as well, being dark couldn't see a lot but some arriving aircraft taxied past and were read off. There were some biz jets seen when taxiing out but couldn't get though, looked like Ciation Excel's and maybe a H125.
Arrival into KUL was just after 1 am and transferred to the excellent Pan Pacific hotel for 1 night (what was left of it- £90 for a twin). Hotel is opposite the main terminal (airasia now use the new budget terminal, quite a way from the main terminal, plently of buses go between the 2 except when we arrived they had stopped so had to get a taxi)
logged a few AirAsia's but main thing of note was;
RP-C3247 A320 Cebu Pacific
Kuala Lumpur 05/11;
spent the day on the excellent viewing area in the main terminal, should be able to get most aircraft, cargo maybe difficult if it doesn't move all day though;
AirAsia-A320= 9M-AFL/J/T/U/V/H/P/Q/C/Z/E/W/A/S/R/K/D/F/N/O/I/B/M 9M-AHJ/O/E/C/A/M/D/K/Q/N/I/G
Thai AirAsia-A320 = HS-ABB
Indonesia AirAsia-A320 = PK-AXCB737 = PK-AWN/C/V/U/Q/T
Malaysian-B737 = 9M-MMQ/K/C/R/H/Z/E/M/D/B/S/I/U/A/L/J/F/X/W/Y/V 9M-MQE/N/C/F/O/P/G/Q/K/DA330 = 9M-MKJ/C/E/S/W/G/R/I/FB777 = 9M-MRN/E/Q/M/P/A/G/D/I/L/KB747 = 9M-MPO/P/K/F/LB74F = 9M-MPS, TF-AAA
9V-SLE A320 Silk9V-SRC/I/L B777 SingaporeHL7482 B74F KoreanB-HNF B777 CathatVT-ESG A320 Indian ALVT-JGS B738 Jet AWVT-AXF B738 Air India ExpHS-TNB A346 ThaiB-18719 B74F China ALRP-C8018 MD80 Best AirB-LAF A330 CathayB-18303 A330 China ALVN-A344 A321 Vietnam4R-ADE A340 Sri Lankan9V-SVN B777 SingaporePK-GWQ B737 GarudaV8-RBP A319 Royal BruneiA6-EYH A330 EtihadA7-AEF A330 QatarB-16310 A330 EvaA6-EBS B777 EmiratesPH-BFN B744 KLM9V-JSD A320 JetstarB-HLH A330 CathayPK-LIQ B737 Lion B-5028 B737 XiamenJA619J B767 JALN456FE A310 Fedex3B-NBM A330 Air Mauritius
Part II to follow, next stop Jakarta