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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First UPS 747-8F in full paint
Replies: 41
Views: 14240

Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

UPS is going to need more parking space in ANC!

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 156
Views: 25254

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

I bet allegiant is salivating at 50+ used 320s that were maintained by a US carrier coming on the market.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 27517

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter is trash. Delta should black list her.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Hawaii?
Replies: 114
Views: 10929

Re: WN to Hawaii?

travaz wrote:
Does anyone think WN would set up inter island operation? I can see tag flights but a full blown inter island operation?

Aren't they looking at interlining now? Maybe they could interline with Island Air

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A paradigm shift in the design of airliners
Replies: 19
Views: 3569

Re: A paradigm shift in the design of airliners

You'd kill all the pets tho

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who still flies the DHC-Dash-7?
Replies: 24
Views: 2865

Re: Who still flies the DHC-Dash-7?

aemoreira1981 wrote:
Viking Air brought back the Twin Otter...I wonder if there is any demand for the Dash 7 on bush services, especially in Canada, Alaska, Scotland, and Russia.

Absolutely not, no one is interested in flying a 4 engine turbo prop up here in the bush.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Reviews by Airlines
Replies: 2
Views: 1016

Re: Airport Reviews by Airlines

I don't think you are going to find a website where airlines talk trash on airports who set the fees they use. Any discussion like that would be held privately.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost
Replies: 85
Views: 10514

Re: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost

Interesting. In US English slang, "boost" is to steal ( http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=boost ). Not sure if this is the angle they're going for, but perhaps they want people to think they're getting such a good price it is a steal? Wrong, fake news, alternative facts. I've...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pittsburgh Steelers to use Miami Air
Replies: 10
Views: 1287

Re: Pittsburgh Steelers to use Miami Air

They wouldn't definitely need 2 frames IMO

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This is why everything should stop on the ramp during storms
Replies: 13
Views: 6646

Re: This is why everything should stop on the ramp during storms

In the meantime, it looks like someone is sitting in the vehicle in the foreground. Yikes! Definitely, I would never question airports shutting down ground op's during electrical storms. It's highly unsafe to be anywhere other than in an airplane or inside the terminal. It's unfortunate when you la...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA to soon ban electronic checkin for all inbound int'l flights
Replies: 35
Views: 8498

Re: TSA to soon ban electronic checkin for all inbound int'l flights

I've been asked utterly ridiculous questions at Heathrow by AA upon checking in that were borderline inappropriate. On a recent trip the agent asked the following questions: 1. Did you pack your bags yourself? 2. Do you live in Charlotte? 3. Do you like Charlotte? 4. Were you born in Charlotte? 5. ...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA dropping Qatar Etihad codeshare
Replies: 67
Views: 11214

Re: AA dropping Qatar Eithad codeshare

As said the interline agreement between AA and QR must remain in place as they are both One World partners. Therefore QR will still be able to sell US domestic connections just with the AA code on the domestic flight instead of a QR code. Most passengers won't even notice the difference. Similarly ...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour officially announces Macon, GA (MCN) to BWI
Replies: 15
Views: 1316

Re: Contour officially announces Macon, GA (MCN) to BWI

fare doesn't matter when calculating subsidy per pax, so they actually need 23k pax. Which is 11.5k each way - MCN hasn't had enplanement numbers like that since like 2004. To go from 0 to 11.5k enplanements is sorta insane expectations. It would result in something like a 49% LF if the aircraft is...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour officially announces Macon, GA (MCN) to BWI
Replies: 15
Views: 1316

Re: Contour officially announces Macon, GA (MCN) to BWI

It's 90 miles from ATL so it should be capped. Which means they'll need over 21K pax at 199 average faer to come in under the 200 dollar cap. I doubt they will get that fare or those pax.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GLO Airlines Ceases Ops on 15JUL
Replies: 16
Views: 4775

Re: GLO Ceases Ops on 15JUL

And I opened the thread thinking it was about GLO the airport (Gloucester, United Kingdom). Thing is that most acronyms or short codes are reused in different contexts within aviation. Thread starters really ought to make it quite explicit what the context is. "Virtual Airline GLO ceases ops o...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.
Replies: 208
Views: 45139

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

Was the ILS active? Sounds like he was making a visual approach. Shades of Asiana 214 on 28L. :roll: SFO's runways are too close together to shoot simultaneous ILS approaches, so visual is the norm when it's possible You can still line up the needle when shooting a visual though no? Some pilots at ...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unserved markets in the US.
Replies: 118
Views: 10980

Re: Unserved markets in the US.

DesertAir wrote:
The current state of mega carriers cannot respond to the smaller/underserved markets that is the point of the discussion. We need a new airline service model for these markets.

You need to fix the Crew ATP requirements in the USA before this will happen.

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/9/2017: AS/DL/NK/UA
Replies: 36
Views: 7133

Re: OAG Changes 7/9/2017: AS/DL/NK/UA

Who is V8

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is protected US domestic market really unique?
Replies: 56
Views: 4112

Re: Is protected US domestic market really unique?

This is a matter of protecting the 'turf' of USA based airline companies as well as the need to segregate for border control purposes. To allow a domestic flight within the USA on a foreign airline would mean a major potential security and customs hassle along with costs no airline and the TSA woul...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F-15 jets escort Cuba-bound Canadian aircraft to Montreal due to 'unruly customer making non-specific threats'
Replies: 10
Views: 1881

Re: F-15 jets escort Cuba-bound Canadian aircraft to Montreal due to 'unruly customer making non-specific threats'

TerminalD wrote:
If we are going to do that and have a bulletproof cockpit door, do we really need the other security at the airport to be so crazy?

Yea to check for Bombs

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?
Replies: 60
Views: 5124

Re: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?

Spirit's brand is marketing napalm at this point. I've literally never heard any of my contacts say anything positive about NK, but on several occasions I've seen people ask on social media whether they should fly NK and the response is a resounding NO. NK is the kind of airline you fly once, deepl...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?
Replies: 60
Views: 5124

Re: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?

What's the point? If you want to take all the spirit pax just make your tickets cheaper than spirit. There is no loyalty there.

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL slowing down their SEA expansion?
Replies: 72
Views: 13163

Re: Is DL slowing down their SEA expansion?

Delta's plan at SEA is right on track. Nothing has changed. And the hub is profitable. I know those are shocks to the system for AS homers. I'm no "AS homer," but I'd be skeptical of the claim that SEA reached profitability that quickly, given the size & scope of expansion over the pa...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your airline's worst destinations
Replies: 48
Views: 5966

Re: Your airline's worst destinations

bob606 wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
Not my airline but everyone hates going to Guadalajara


I just got back from GDL. Underwhelming airport, but I have been in worse. What don't you like about it?

Mainly just crews feeling unsafe on RONs so many airlines have removed GDL RONs

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your airline's worst destinations
Replies: 48
Views: 5966

Re: Your airline's worst destinations

Not my airline but everyone hates going to Guadalajara

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your airline's worst destinations
Replies: 48
Views: 5966

Re: Your airline's worst destinations

Dude no one is just going to come on here and talk shit about their current employer.

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B763 vs B738 / 4 - 5h routes
Replies: 22
Views: 4385

Re: B763 vs B738 / 4 - 5h routes

The 763 adds one extra seat per row. It also adds another aisle and a much larger fuselage. IIRC, the CASM is higher, especially when compared to a newer 738. That said, there are many variables. For example on a slot constrained airport like LHR, at peak times it makes sense to deploy a larger jet...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/2/2017: DL BOS-PIT, TP Suspends JFK-LIS, G4 RDU-SJU, 3M Shrinks
Replies: 76
Views: 12887

Re: OAG Changes 7/2/2017: DL BOS-PIT, TP Suspends JFK-LIS, G4 RDU-SJU, 3M Shrinks

When will it be time to present AS and VX together? I believe they don't have a single operating certificate yet. I could be wrong but that's my guess. That is correct, but they are coordinating schedules. I seem to remember elmira combining listing when that started happening in other mergers/aqui...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 384
Views: 39974

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

After about a month into the service, does anyone know how DL is doing with PDX-LHR on their seasonal/4 times a week service? I've randomly checked various days going forward and they're pretty full, especially first class. DL allows a view of active seat maps, BA doesn't. Idk how accurate those ar...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braathens Regional operates it's last Saab 2000 Flight
Replies: 6
Views: 1149

Re: Braathens Regional operates it's last Saab 2000 Flight

There's Saab 2000s flying in Alaska. Not too far from the Nordic countries

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage
Replies: 67
Views: 9387

Re: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage

The 1500 rule is ridiculous, and does little or nothing to increase safety. A bright young high school or college graduate cannot look at flying as entering a profession which provides a good life, at least for a very long and expensive time. It is one of several 'market failures' in the industry. ...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage
Replies: 67
Views: 9387

Re: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage

Pilot *PAY* shortage. Horizon pays significantly less than their compatriots, such as Endeavor, Piedmont, or Republic, and therefore will continue to have trouble attracting pilots. Stop saying this bullshit. There is a legitament shortage and the regionals are having hell filling their classes. Co...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage
Replies: 67
Views: 9387

Re: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage

Pilot *PAY* shortage. Horizon pays significantly less than their compatriots, such as Endeavor, Piedmont, or Republic, and therefore will continue to have trouble attracting pilots. Stop saying this bullshit. There is a legitament shortage and the regionals are having hell filling their classes. Co...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing '797' doesn't exist yet. One airline already says it wants it first
Replies: 68
Views: 18031

Re: Boeing '797' doesn't exist yet. One airline already says it wants it first

Sooner787 wrote:
Actually, after the teething pains of the 787 program, I'd like to have the 100th or higher LN
airframe :)

A lot of that tech was teething for the next generation of aircraft in general. I'd expect what they learned will make the next several new aircraft much better.

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 125 737-8MAX order to Undisclosed Customer.
Replies: 117
Views: 27712

Re: Boeing 125 737-8MAX order to Undisclosed Customer.

What I can say is, I pay attention. When it was final that AS was going to acquire VX, I asked them if the 320 would be of interest to AS? The answer was it was their understanding that AS has no intentions on keeping Airbus past the current lease terms & AS is all about the MAX line. The 321's...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage
Replies: 67
Views: 9387

Re: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage

I would also like to add that ALASKA brought this on Horizon. They threatened right up until the final minute of negotiations to give the airplanes (E175's) to Skywest. They even started contracting and opening routes with Skywest. As a result, Horizon didn't increase staffing levels to lead the E1...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIr con problem aboard UA plane at Denver
Replies: 65
Views: 8333

Re: UA accused of inaction to save baby in Denver

One thing is that she did - for a time - have access to the terminal, both from accessing it during the refueling and apparently indirectly before pushback when the front door was still open. If you have a baby that's overheating, and you have the ability to take the matter into your own hands, the...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIr con problem aboard UA plane at Denver
Replies: 65
Views: 8333

Re: UA accused of inaction to save baby in Denver

A lot of times planes don't really cool down until they are moving with engines at takeoff/cruise. I was just on an AS jet out of DFW that was extremely hot taxiing, but as soon as takeoff started it dropped about 20 degrees.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the twin jack headphone socket on planes?
Replies: 32
Views: 5592

Re: What happened to the twin jack headphone socket on planes?

jackieman27 wrote:
Emirates A380 Business has them

Well thats just comically stupid if thats true.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long-haul ULCCs are the coup de grace for the A380
Replies: 63
Views: 14445

Re: Long-haul ULCCs are the coup de grace for the A380

I don't think that the ULCC market would be good for such a large airliner. The model of an ULCC is subject to keeping costs down that is by definition a LCC. an ULCC is again to reduce the cost even further, although I believe this is more of a marketing ploy to attract people thinking they are ge...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long-haul ULCCs are the coup de grace for the A380
Replies: 63
Views: 14445

Re: Long-haul ULCCs are the coup de grace for the A380

I don't think that the ULCC market would be good for such a large airliner. The model of an ULCC is subject to keeping costs down that is by definition a LCC. an ULCC is again to reduce the cost even further, although I believe this is more of a marketing ploy to attract people thinking they are ge...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Thomas Cook suffered a winglet failure
Replies: 48
Views: 7137

Re: Which Thomas Cook suffered a winglet failure

I believe it`s perfectly safe to fly without a winglet, it is after all a fuel saving device. Also I`ve flown Thomas Cook & found them to be excellent, not a "shoddy operation at all. It's not perfectly safe for people on the ground. Also a company that can't attach their winglet correctly...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Thomas Cook suffered a winglet failure
Replies: 48
Views: 7137

Re: Which Thomas Cook suffered a winglet failure

What kind of shoddy operation is Thomas Cook operating? I can see for a couple of flights until the winglet can be repaired but 6 weeks??? I believe it`s perfectly safe to fly without a winglet, it is after all a fuel saving device. Also I`ve flown Thomas Cook & found them to be excellent, not ...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIAP Spirit takes seat from Large gentleman who purchased two seats
Replies: 8
Views: 2166

Re: SIAP Spirit takes seat from Large gentleman who purchased two seats

The airlines can't have it both ways. If a person needs to buy two seats because he is large they can't come back and take it away if they overbook. What would Spirit have done if somebodu had booked a seat for her/his cello? Put it in the cargo hold? No but it makes you a prime IDB candidate since...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest cities not served by WN
Replies: 107
Views: 11612

Re: Largest cities not served by WN

I don't think WN will come to ANC now that B6 has come in and trashed the low end seasonal market. DL was selling WALK UP F/C for under 300 yesterday ANCSEA

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA revokes Conviasa's international license
Replies: 4
Views: 1378

Re: IATA revokes Conviasa's international license

I don't understand how you can owe money to IATA. Isn't it skimmed straight from the clearinghouse? Also I don't think IATA has the power to ban you from flying anywhere.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the twin jack headphone socket on planes?
Replies: 32
Views: 5592

Re: What happened to the twin jack headphone socket on planes?

smallvoyageur wrote:
Could be worse, in they could use an Apple Lighting or a USB-C connector in all new aircraft. :lol:

No we are fine. We just watch on our personal HD screens, not the airline 180P

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up
Replies: 53
Views: 17470

Re: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up

........ Then risked the powerback (and it's FODdy dangers)...... No more dangerous on a properly maintained runway than applying take off thrust. Stop over dramatising it! :roll: Anyhow: Flown in an out of that Airport. Not much room for a 757 but they manage it! The Runway isn't the longest eithe...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ElAl not allowed to (force) move passengers anymore.
Replies: 48
Views: 7677

Re: ElAl not allowed to (force) move passengers anymore.

I'm sure their plastic bag supplier will be happy http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/04/11/article-2307713-193E4E9B000005DC-456_634x632.jpg Is that for real...?! Can't see exactly who/what is under that plastic bag. An Orthodox Jew, so he doesn't have to be in contact with a stranger next to him? ...

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