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by XAM2175
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Says Airlines Forcing Families Apart to Charge More Fees
Replies: 49
Views: 6651

Re: UK Says Airlines Forcing Families Apart to Charge More Fees

My boarding pass logged me with the 'seq no' of 79 (for a 772) & the flight was almost full. It is worth noting that your Sequence Number is nothing more than the order in which you completed check-in. Your seat may have been allocated hours, days, or even weeks before this, and you've no real ...

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by XAM2175
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Baggage on short connections - how do they handle it?
Replies: 11
Views: 2322

Re: Baggage on short connections - how do they handle it?

I'm just curious how they handle it in such short connections like the ones at FRA, because I was impressed both times that my baggage arrived, too... I assume it's not going through any kind of baggage handling system, but it's transported straight from the inbound aircraft to the outbound? Is thi...

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by XAM2175
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport codes named after a city that isn't the primary served area?
Replies: 35
Views: 2279

Re: Airport codes named after a city that isn't the primary served area?

fry530 wrote:
Yeah but the code is NRT. That would reflect Narita, which the title of this thread is asking for airport codes specifically.


I was supporting your argument mate...

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by XAM2175
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport codes named after a city that isn't the primary served area?
Replies: 35
Views: 2279

Re: Airport codes named after a city that isn't the primary served area?

How about NRT? It’s branded as Tokyo - Narita, and it’s defintely a major gateway to Tokyo, but the code is obviously NRT and the airport is in the town of Narita. Well, official name of NRT is simply “Narita International Airport”, so technically it is not really branded as “Tokyo-Narita” official...

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by XAM2175
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: McDonnell-Douglas Losses, 1967-1997
Replies: 11
Views: 2473

Re: McDonnell-Douglas Losses, 1967-1997

Maybe dig out their Annual Reports or SEC filings?

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by XAM2175
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?
Replies: 13
Views: 902

Re: Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?

Is there any reason why? I'm going to go out on a limb and say that I doubt this really factors into any airline's fleet planning. They'll pick the aircraft that best suits them at the time, and if all the other airlines in a country happen to pick the same aircraft, or if there are no other airlin...

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by XAM2175
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Adjusting flight plan en route for strong tailwinds
Replies: 14
Views: 2401

Re: Adjusting flight plan en route for strong tailwinds

QF9 is scheduled to leave PER at 7:40 pm. They could easily just delay the departure by 20 minutes. We regularly need to delay departures to achieve destination slot times at the scheduled arrival time. QF regularly do this on flights to LAX based on the weather expected en-route - they show hideou...

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by XAM2175
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?
Replies: 57
Views: 5178

Re: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?

Quite a number of countries will allow a registrant to select their preferred mark from the available pool - Britain is indeed one, as you've noted, and BA have made extensive use of this over the years. The US, Canada, and Australia are also in this group... indeed I think the list of countries tha...

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by XAM2175
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines that continue operating simulators after retiring that type
Replies: 30
Views: 3269

Re: Airlines that continue operating simulators after retiring that type

Ansett kept operating simulators and training services years after they retired all their types.

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by XAM2175
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF A380 at DXB 27 October - Diversion?
Replies: 12
Views: 2146

Re: QF A380 at DXB 27 October - Diversion?

aeropix wrote:
it looks like it has a sizable gold stripe separating the red tail and white fuselage


Thin gold stripe on the 1984 livery, no stripe on the 2007 livery, and silver strip on the new one ;)

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by XAM2175
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A German domestic route flown by Luxair, operated by Adria
Replies: 14
Views: 3061

Re: A German domestic route flown by Luxair, operated by Adriar

That's why Luxair can operate an 'intra-German" route, but I meant it only for air travel. We were intra-Schengen flying into Zurich; however, they don't use the Euro, meaning they aren't as much a part of it. The Schengen Convention applies purely to the administration of border controls betw...

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by XAM2175
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787-8LR based on 787-9?
Replies: 21
Views: 5570

Re: 787-8LR based on 787-9?

Well, the 787-3 was proposed in the early stages of developing the 787 series (although I think that was actually supposed to target shorter routes with higher density/capacity, which is the polar opposite of what an "LR" 787 version would look like...) The 783 was indeed much more of a 7...

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by XAM2175
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Around the World Route
Replies: 18
Views: 2505

Re: Around the World Route

I mean if anything it's easier to consider them now than ever before, as newer aircraft offer non-stop ranges previously thought unimaginable making it technically possible to fly RTW in less time and with fewer stops. Except that in practical reality the reason they've gone is that the stops were g...

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by XAM2175
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cancellation nightmare - What should I have done and what can I do now?
Replies: 15
Views: 1367

Re: Cancellation nightmare - What should I have done and what can I do now?

BWIAirport wrote:
... nobody could help me ...


BWIAirport wrote:
... I decided not to call AY, expecting they would give me a reason they couldn't do it ...


Uh...

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by XAM2175
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?
Replies: 33
Views: 8731

Re: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?

SuperGee wrote:
I remember the KC-135 but I hadn't realized that Boeing used a different designation (717) for the civilian version.


No, there's no civilian version of the C-135 family - rather that's the USAF's designation, whereas Boeing refer to it as the 717-100.

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by XAM2175
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Daily 17 hour DORNIER 228 flights Bahamas/Portugal
Replies: 7
Views: 1950

Re: Daily 17 hour DORNIER 228 flights Bahamas/Portugal

crownvic wrote:
how about going into the Bahamas airport and doing the same?


... for today I'm seeing a grand total of five flights from TBI / MYCB, all to Nassau and on a mix of Saabs and Beechcraft.

You're the one with the question mate, mind doing a bit of the legwork yourself?

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by XAM2175
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747-8 configuration codes
Replies: 2
Views: 847

Re: B747-8 configuration codes

These are IATA standard, by the way, and not just related to 747-8s or Boeings as a whole. Outside of Europe it is more common to see "J" used instead of "C" for Business, but F, W, and Y are pretty universal. Two additional points are worth noting: 1) "W" is generally ...

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by XAM2175
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA Threatens Customers with Collections for using Skipplagged/hidden city ticketing
Replies: 51
Views: 4699

Re: UA Threatens Individual Customers with Collections/Bad Credit RE: Skipplagging

Why? I don't see how united can legally stop them. The people are getting less than they paid for not more. The practice is prohibited by the Conditions of Ticket Sale and Carriage. Remember, contract law doesn't consider the net outcome of the events but rather whether they did or did not meet the...

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by XAM2175
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Low Ceiling" at DCA this morning
Replies: 39
Views: 4642

Re: *Low Ceiling"

Delta and JetBlue aircraft were arriving and departing at DCA. So no problems there. It seemed that only AA was in operational meltdown. Sorry, we can be a bit of a simple people here and every now and again we actually directly answer the question that was originally posted. Instead, would you jus...

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by XAM2175
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?
Replies: 26
Views: 2213

Re: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?

US Customs officers routinely inspect and interrogate passengers at the gate on international flights departing the US as well. Interesting - I've taken many flights to the US, from Canada (both USCBP pre-cleared and not), the Caribbean, Mexico and Asia... and I've never experienced this. It's alwa...

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by XAM2175
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: HA the 319Neo and SNA
Replies: 31
Views: 4114

Re: Hypothetical: HA the 19N and SNA

FYI, 19N and 21N are incorrect IATA codes. Welcome to airliners.net, where people will pick nits over the smallest of minutia just for the pleasure of correcting someone on the internet . Wow, had no idea what the "19N" meant - really that hard to add the extra couple of characters to mak...

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by XAM2175
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Transporting Jet Fuel
Replies: 18
Views: 2847

Re: Transporting Jet Fuel

Divorce laws in Germany and Japan may be different, the Transport of DG/Hazmat is internationally standardized Yes, but the exact application of those standards still varies by jurisdiction. In one place you may need a specific license as a transport company, and in others you may need authorisatio...

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by XAM2175
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N147UA still in service?
Replies: 22
Views: 5768

Re: N147UA still in service?

I still find it quite interesting how it still has the old united registration! And it doesn't look like it was replaced, but just the blue was slapped over it with nothing else changed. Why go to the trouble of re-registering it unless the new owner has a specific desire to do so? It's not like UA...

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by XAM2175
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 10374

Re: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?

The first ;andplane to carry at least one passenger across the Atlantic was NX237, a Wright-Bellanca WB-2 that departed Roosevelt Field, NY, on 4 June 1927 and arrived in Eisleben, Germany, 42 hours and 45 minutes later. Granted this was a one-off, so you have to look a bit further for scheduled ser...

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by XAM2175
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH‘s business class product to Cairo - a joke
Replies: 19
Views: 2056

Re: LH‘s business class product to Cairo - a joke

But seriously, my question has not been answered, correct me if I am wrong: so does LH have some narrowbodies with 2+2 business class seats? If the seatmaps on their website are any indication, the only narrowbody they have with "proper" J seats is the Privatair 737-700 . Otherwise the cl...

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by XAM2175
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Transporting Jet Fuel
Replies: 18
Views: 2847

Re: Transporting Jet Fuel

Sorry guys. I meant litres. PanHAM no need to be rude. I'm hopefully going to be transporting the fuel approximately 20km. I'm amazed that this still needs to be said so I'm going to make it nice and clear: WHERE ARE YOU PLANNING TO DO THIS? Because what you're doing at the moment is a bit like hir...

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by XAM2175
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"
Replies: 85
Views: 7221

Re: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"

Is this thread about the "biggest airline failures" or just all the airline failures anybody can think of? Only it feels a bit like barrel-scraping to me once we get to suggestions like Western Airlines II (2007) considering that it operated four destinations from one airport with one wet-...

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by XAM2175
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA ever relaunch the RTW flight?
Replies: 43
Views: 5541

Re: Will UA ever relaunch the RTW flight?

Melbourne-Munich-Toronto-Melbourne How is the last one possible? That journey features two 10,000 mile flights. The bigger problem with that being used as an example is that neither MEL-MUC or YYZ-MEL currently have non-stop service! In fact, based on my knowledge of current schedules, there are no...

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by XAM2175
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH‘s business class product to Cairo - a joke
Replies: 19
Views: 2056

Re: LH‘s business class product to Cairo - a joke

This is standard practice for most European carriers on short- and some mid-haul flights - it's generally accepted that when you're not spending all that much time in the air, Business Class is more about the benefits on the ground. I would say as a personal opinion that some carriers have maybe dia...

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by XAM2175
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Transporting Jet Fuel
Replies: 18
Views: 2847

Re: Transporting Jet Fuel

You don't need any special licence to transport letters on a trailer, as long as you have a license that covers the trailer.

There are indeed laws regarding the trailer and container, and even more laws when you're transporting jet fuel instead of letters.

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by XAM2175
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?
Replies: 140
Views: 21448

Re: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?

If there is a lesson to be learnt from the 747-8, you need that freighter to keep production going if the passenger version fails to sell well. There's a circular argument here that a considerable portion of the 748's business case may well have been based on it seriously wounding the A380F program...

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by XAM2175
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's future at JFK
Replies: 42
Views: 9918

Re: BA's future at JFK

BA will gradually retire its B747 fleet in next couple years. If BA still cannot deploys A380 on JFK route, will they add more frequencies? BA are unlikely to have any desire to use A380s on LHR-JFK even if they could - the route's value is in its premium demand and the yield derived from that is s...

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by XAM2175
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Hero-to-Zero aviation company?
Replies: 21
Views: 1741

Re: Most Hero-to-Zero aviation company?

May I add, Trans-Australia Airlines TAA and Ansett had a duopoly for so many years but again, struggled after competitions were open up. I wouldn't put TAA/Australian Airlines in the same category as Ansett. TN's operations were simply merged into Qantas which prior to the merger had no domestic op...

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by XAM2175
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newbie, question regarding repositioning flights
Replies: 26
Views: 3779

Re: Newbie, question regarding repositioning flights

In the case of QF they do not if it has a 6XXX flight number. Although it seems sometimes QF do use revenue flights to reposition aircraft (reply #384 from the QF fleet thread https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1382753&start=350#p20750341 : QF have a one off BNE-SIN QF53 A3...

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by XAM2175
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no more Combi's (surely the answer relates to $$$) but:
Replies: 15
Views: 2575

Re: Why no more Combi's (surely the answer relates to $$$) but:

QF also AFAIK do cargo-only turns with some of their all-pax aircraft at night, in addition to their dedicated subsidiary and contracted freighters.

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by XAM2175
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Lufthansa operate passenger 777-200/300/ERs?
Replies: 55
Views: 13670

Re: Lufthansa doesn't operate 777s

I don't remember right now, was LH part of the team of airlines that worked with Boeing to develop the then new plane or did they stay outside? Without having positive proof, I am sure they worked with Boeing on the development, just like a lot of other major airlines. The official "Working To...

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by XAM2175
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 25724

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

klm617 wrote:
Why would they not be offered transfers to another BA station ?


As mentioned by another poster earlier in the thread, the ex-HK staff would need to have, or be able to acquire, the legal right to work wherever that other station is. It would be a nice gesture, but ultimately impractical.

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by XAM2175
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 25724

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

NinjaT wrote:
I'm not sure where people are seeing the message...


Welcome to A.net, where reading the thread before posting is something only losers do.

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by XAM2175
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?
Replies: 40
Views: 3614

Re: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?

Another example would be Australia, where the government privatised the airlines it owned (Qantas and Australian Airlines) during the 1990s Excuse the diversion, but I was surprised to discover recently that TN was privatised while QF was still state-owned - meaning effectively that the Commonwealt...

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by XAM2175
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: WHICH AIRCRAFT IS THIS PROPELLER FROM?
Replies: 14
Views: 1669

Re: WHICH AIRCRAFT IS THIS PROPELLER FROM?

[img]https://imgur.com/a/336VzY5.jpg[[/img] [img]https://imgur.com/a/OvPYnb8.jpg[[/img] [img]https://imgur.com/a/kt0fH2c.jpg[[/img] Something must've gone wrong. Perhaps the links were just temporary? Also, you can hit "Preview" before submitting to see if it looks like what you expect. T...

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by XAM2175
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did QF purchase two 747-400s from MH and one from OZ
Replies: 36
Views: 11159

Re: Why did QF purchase two 747-400s from MH and one from OZ

They musn’t have originally planned on keeping OEB this long though as surely it would’ve been refurbished like the others. OEB had her first class seats refreshed just last year. My understanding is she is QF's aircraft of choice for the Captain's Choice tours. My understanding from the time was t...

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by XAM2175
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 64595

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Has CASA picked this up exactly as the same as the FAA and issued an Australian AD? They don't always. I'm not able to check on this connection sorry but IIRC the FAA rule has a specific section imposing compliance requirements on foreign-registered aircraft operating in US airspace so if that is t...

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by XAM2175
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 64595

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

I believe there's also a time and/or cycle limitation on some part or system on the B744 (I can't find where I read about this, but I want to say it's to do with the fuel system) which requires action by either 2019 or 2020 You're probably thinking of the FAA's requirement for installation of a fue...

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by XAM2175
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What exactly is the fuel-inerting system on 747's?
Replies: 37
Views: 4644

Re: What exactly is the fuel-inerting system on 747's?

As VetteDude notes, inerting systems prevent the build-up of dangerous fuel-air mixes in partially-full fuel tanks, and most do this by replacing the air in the tank with nitrogen, which is not flammable. if all 747's following TWA800 were required to have this, then how come airlines such as DL and...

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by XAM2175
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts for FA / Crew
Replies: 14
Views: 1244

Re: Gifts for FA / Crew

Yeah, doing this as a nice gesture is lovely but doing it in expectation of special treatment is an easy way to set yourself up for disappointment.

Creepiness is indeed also something to avoid - anything not factory-sealed, for example.

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by XAM2175
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 85
Views: 14577

Re: First 777 produced heading to a Museum

Wonder if CX gets the engines and some other internal components back as spares? It's likely that this will be the case - when QF delivered VH-OJA to HARS at Wollongong, for example, three of the engines still had commercial value and were removed by QF after the handover, then replaced with older ...

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by XAM2175
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wikipedia: removal of “operated by”
Replies: 32
Views: 4721

Re: Wikipedia: removal of “operated by”

It's a matter of the customer needing to know that the operating airline is different to the marketing airline. That's the case pretty much everywhere, but it's not really Wikipedia's problem. If I buy a ticket on the flight in your example, or on a Qantaslink flight for one of my own, they've met ...

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by XAM2175
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 85
Views: 14577

Re: First 777 produced heading to a Museum

Crazy that 777 prototypes were sold, but they just couldn't sell any of the 787 prototypes (#4 is a test plane, #5 was already scrapped). I think it's worth noting as well when calling this frame (specifically, WA001) the prototype is that Boeing always intended from the get-go that it would be a c...

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by XAM2175
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin livery A320 spotted at DUB?
Replies: 17
Views: 4239

Re: Air Berlin livery A320 spotted at DUB?

Paint costs money. Why pay to protect the identity of a defunct carrier, especially if there isn't actually a new operator for the aircraft? Carriers disposing of aircraft are the ones who take steps to protect their brands - for example, QF strip their titles and paint over the 'roo, while AA used ...

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by XAM2175
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet2 B737 with Airbridge written on the nose
Replies: 18
Views: 3758

Re: Jet2 B737 with Airbridge written on the nose

While that is true. If this was a widespread problem you would see it on every plane. It looks kinda tacky on the fuselage. Is it all that different from airlines like UA putting "ETOPS" on nose-gear doors, or a great number of airlines repeating the fleet number or a part of the registra...

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