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by FabDiva
Fri May 18, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal marry and Heathrow airport
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Re: Royal marry and Heathrow airport

So, tomorrow is the date of the Royal marry in UK in Windsor, that is underway to Heathrow airport. So, what do you think it Will be going to happen on this moment, the airport Will close, because no airplane can fly into Windsor air space (the notices says it) and the long haul flight Will be affe...

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by FabDiva
Fri May 18, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 300
Views: 48120

Re: 737 down near HAV

On pprune "A photo on a latin tv channel shows the plane at a standstill with the left wing on fire,. The plane seems intact and not collapsed or broken but with a major fire around the engine. Hopefully the passengers are safe. " Can anyone confirm/second source this? pprune is usually a...

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by FabDiva
Fri May 18, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 300
Views: 48120

Re: Plane down near HAV

Now being reported as a Cubana domestic flight

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by FabDiva
Fri May 18, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1130
Views: 27134

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Speaking of borders, is there any plans to deal with the queues when the French start doing full checks at Dover (For those that don't know the Dover/Folkestone to Calais Ferry/Train uses a form of pre-clearance where passport/immigration formalities are carried out prior to boarding the train/boat)...

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by FabDiva
Thu May 10, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress on Post Brexit Bi-laterals?
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Progress on Post Brexit Bi-laterals?

Does anyone know if any progress has been made with negotiating the replacement air traffic treaties for when the UK leaves the EU and if they are likely to be more restrictive. I know the UK-US one seemed to be taking issue with ownership (which could be an issue for IAG but a bigger issue for Virg...

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by FabDiva
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation
Replies: 60
Views: 8964

Re: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation

I think a lot of under 40s probably have a less rose tinted view of virgin. Virgin Records were bought into EMI, Virgin Megastores were rebadged as Zavvi and went bust, Virgin Trains are nothing special on the West Coast and East Coast has failed, Virgin Media (cable/phone/internet) isn't great, Vir...

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by FabDiva
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8-52/E190 similarity in appearance
Replies: 6
Views: 1712

Re: DC-8-52/E190 similarity in appearance

You know I thought similar when seeing a DC-8 BJ at Nice a few years back, I was trying to work out what it was for a while (not helped by it being parked behind other aircraft so I couldn't get a clear view)

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by FabDiva
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 12548

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

Cardiff is probably a bit too far for much of the SW, because of the need to loop around for the bridge at Bristol and double back. It's only another 40 mins drive to Heathrow for much greater choice. If travelling by Public transport then Heathrow is much more accessible (either by direct coach or ...

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by FabDiva
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs
Replies: 94
Views: 13613

Re: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs

Something to point out is that is rarely are complaints from residents of the areas directly around the airport, as a lot of them will work at the airport. The complaints tend to come from the more affluent areas further along the approach paths, and these are the people with the contacts to reach t...

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by FabDiva
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 24518

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

https://www.lufthansa.com/mediapool/pdf ... 228708.pdf - This is Lufthansa's new A320 config - 180 seats including a business class - the seats at the back look very cramped.
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https://www.lufthansa.com/mediapool/pdf ... 228708.pdf - This is Lufthansa's new A320 config - 180 seats including a business class - the seats at the back look very cramped.

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by FabDiva
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 24518

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

Isn't Lufthansa doing the same, I'm sure I saw they are now putting 180 seats in their A320s (same as Easyjet but tighter in the back). The majority value price over comfort, I've seen that from my job where people will happily choose convoluted itineraries that are double time of the direct service...

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by FabDiva
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit
Replies: 59
Views: 7147

Re: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit

I see. So Brits can drive in the US. Australians can drive in the UK yet the EU are going to stop us from driving there? Oh that's hillarious! Brits can drive in the US because the US & UK have mutual recognition of licences. This is something that's been negotiated between the UK & US . I ...

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by FabDiva
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 JNB AOG and fleet shortages
Replies: 18
Views: 5853

Re: BA A380 JNB AOG and fleet shortages

The short haul leasing is because of Monarch's collapse, they need extra capacity at Gatwick fast, hence the hire ins.

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by FabDiva
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no flights between major cities in Ireland?
Replies: 27
Views: 3235

Re: Why no flights between major cities in Ireland?

Generally flights work better where the ground transport take longer then 3-4 hours. As said Limerick is the nearest city to Shannon (about 15 miles from the airport) and you can reach it from Dublin in 2 hours by train, 3 hours by bus or 2 hours by car. With Check in and Security requirements air c...

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by FabDiva
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence
Replies: 86
Views: 6950

Re: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence

Lets not get hung up on what " 51% UK owned" is because AA, United and Delta need Heathrow as much as BA and Virgin need JFK. Brexit and the EU have to work together for everyone sake, the EU is just trying to "screw" the Brits. I love how every time some issue with Brexit or th...

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by FabDiva
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough
Replies: 101
Views: 17587

Re: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough

And talks could mean "Hi, I'm from Boeing and we were wondering if you'd like any input in our proposed MoM model" As for the A321LR - I'm not surprised, Germany to US using 757s used to be notorious for diversions in the case of strong winds over the Atlantic. If the LR is similar in perf...

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by FabDiva
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence
Replies: 86
Views: 6950

Re: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence

Not really known by the British at this stage (incredible as it may sound!), but estimated at some 70 bilateral (sub)agreements with over 40 different states and/or entities, as estimated by the British Parliamentary commission overseeing Brexit. According the the British Government however, who's ...

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by FabDiva
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence
Replies: 86
Views: 6950

Re: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence

I wonder if you are aware that the FT is a high priest on the Remain side of the Brexit debate. The voters decided to Leave That they did, but the vote has consequences and surely the good and bad points should be reported. As PM May said, things are going to change. Should the details not be repor...

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by FabDiva
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus may leave UK unless there is urgent clarity on Brexit trade
Replies: 108
Views: 8688

Re: Airbus may leave UK unless there is urgent clarity on Brexit trade

Expect to see a lot of companies that do a lot of cross border trade making more noise as it's becoming more and more obvious how ineptly the UK government is handling things. Unless Border Force gets a massive expansion in personnel and facilities there are likely to be disruption at the ports (jus...

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by FabDiva
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 delivery problems force HA flight cancellations
Replies: 65
Views: 9293

Re: A321 delivery problems force HA cancellations

Forgive me, I’m not much of an engineer my results are too technical - in simple terms what’s the new tech involved, and why can’t the get it right? The GTF has a gearbox between the core and the fan rather then having them directly connected. My understanding is that means the core can run at high...

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by FabDiva
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What aircraft do TUI use on LGW-FUE in April and where can I find this info online?
Replies: 11
Views: 1450

Re: What aircraft do TUI use on LGW-FUE in April and where can I find this info online?

It used to state flight times, airline and aircraft type in the back of the brochures, but I've not looked at one for ages!

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by FabDiva
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell
Replies: 86
Views: 4632

Re: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell

I think the thing that isn't helping anyone is the Brexiteers in Government don't know what they want, and are creating far more uncertainty. If they were to come out and say "This is our goal and this is how we plan to implement it" - It would also help if those in charge read and took on...

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by FabDiva
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell
Replies: 86
Views: 4632

Re: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell

If the going gets tough there’s no way EU27 will let that EasyJet Austria thing work , it’s clearly just a flag of convenience for an alien airline In reality it’s quite the opposite. EasyJet is a U.K. registered and regulated airline, but majority owned but EU, not U.K. nationals. If FR feel there...

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by FabDiva
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport (EGLC/LCY) closed due to unexploded WW2 bomb (11 Feb '18)
Replies: 32
Views: 5620

Re: London City Airport (EGLC/LCY) closed due to unexploded WW2 bomb (11 Feb '18)

keesje wrote:
I think the germans should pick it up, they left it there.


Does that mean the UK and US should clean up the ones they left in Germany.

It probably evens out :)

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by FabDiva
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport (EGLC/LCY) closed due to unexploded WW2 bomb (11 Feb '18)
Replies: 32
Views: 5620

Re: London City Airport (EGLC/LCY) closed due to unexploded WW2 bomb (11 Feb '18)

There have been some huge evacuations in Germany while large bombs are dealt with, I recall a very large one was found in Hannover last year leading to several thousand people having to leave their homes for the day. UK ones only tend to make the national news if they are large, or if they cause a l...

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by FabDiva
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?
Replies: 52
Views: 8410

Re: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?

I know this question would be difficult because how long the 767 has been in operation and how many airlines have flown them, but does anyone know what the highest seat count on any 767 has been? I would imagine a 2-4-2 763 probably has more than a normally configured 764 at DAL and UAL? Thomson al...

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by FabDiva
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 193
Views: 49246

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

If it wasn't a mid air collision then the pitot tubes probably iced, but if they did, why the speed fluctuations? Speed didn't fluctuate like that if we take a pitot tube related incident like AF447 iirc. Isn't the FR24 speed the Ground Speed which is calculated by the aircraft's navigation system ...

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by FabDiva
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM
Replies: 33
Views: 8682

Re: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM

Well I haven't been on a trip this weekend ;) - or for a year or so as I've been clearing credit card debts - I do have trips lined up for March and April though ;) I do tend to write full essays as well as doing video and I prefer to read something without sound when I'm on an early Sunday duty at ...

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by FabDiva
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?
Replies: 52
Views: 8410

Re: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?

Am I right in thinking that the 2-4-2 config required a strengthened floor at the factory?

Also IIRC HD 767s could turn up on long haul TOM and TCX flights

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by FabDiva
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 20638

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

Are there a dozen already? I know of Norwegian, WOW, BA (A318s), and a few 752s with DL, UA, and AA. I also know of a few charter airlines, but I'm unable to get to a dozen. In the future, I expect Air Lingus, JetBlue, and then the European airlines. But that is for another date. LIghtsaber Aer Lin...

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by FabDiva
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leasing out LHR slots
Replies: 42
Views: 6532

Re: Leasing out LHR slots

You can lease them out. Virgin got some flack for demanding remedy slots from the BA/BMI takeover when they were leasing several of their existing slots to other airlines.

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by FabDiva
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 255
Views: 19005

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

Am I right in thinking that Condos and Time shares are a lot more common in the US as well which means less demand for packages?

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by FabDiva
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 191
Views: 8881

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Big step up from last years 2 domestic flights and a Bus trip to Germany

21/3 - BA - LHR-TXL
23/3 - BA - TXL-LHR
20/4 - EI - BRS - DUB
20/4 - EI - DUB - JFK
24/4 - EI - JFK - DUB
25/4 - EI - DUB - BRS

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by FabDiva
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How convenient is Embraer's yoke?
Replies: 13
Views: 2838

Re: How convenient is Embraer's yoke?

It actually works like a Boeing yoke, the whole thing moves for pitch and just the handlebar rotates for roll. IIRC some British designs used this too (Concorde certainly did)

As to how it flies I'm not a pilot.

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by FabDiva
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A319@LHR question
Replies: 9
Views: 2975

Re: BA A319@LHR question

The former BMI and IIRC the G-GATx ones are bulk loaded, anything ordered by BA new is ULD

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by FabDiva
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Heading home to Dublin on my last flight of the year - BA LHR-DUB in Club Europe
Replies: 3
Views: 2684

Re: Heading home to Dublin on my last flight of the year - BA LHR-DUB in Club Europe

F27500 wrote:

Surprised at the lack of jetbridge ... doesn't DUB have a new terminal ??


It does, but BA have been moved on to the regional pier at T1. The newer T2 is now Aer Lingus and US precleared flights with everyone else using T1

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by FabDiva
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?
Replies: 52
Views: 5567

Re: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?

I believe package holidays are still pretty big in Germany. Hence TUI DE and Condor doing well as the in house airlines of the tour operators.

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by FabDiva
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 102118

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

I wonder if she's being leaned on by the DUP to intervene in this. The plants in question are in Northern Ireland and possibly in DUP constituencies. For those not familiar with UK politics, after the election disaster left them with a minority government, the Conservatives have essentially bribed t...

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by FabDiva
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)
Replies: 52
Views: 8833

Re: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)

another reason not to fly JetBlue transcon. I mean, why would they buy a plane that cant make it from point A to point B within the USA when you get some gusty winds? Shame on JetBlue. Why did the US Majors acquire 757s that can't make the Westbound Atlantic Crossing in similar conditions. The airc...

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by FabDiva
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit
Replies: 42
Views: 6340

Re: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit

I think it's looking more likely that Easyjet will be moving their HQ from the UK. Probably with a token brass plate company and AOC for UK Domestic rights.

Also would any negotiation be with the EU or all 27 countries individually?

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by FabDiva
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?
Replies: 62
Views: 13082

Re: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?

I'd batten down the hatches: you're in for a real storm! Suggesting the 764 may not be perfect is an extreme opinion to hold on here! Of all the idiocy I've seen on this website in the past 12 years, the child threatening to sue people for "defamation of character"(!) because they had a c...

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by FabDiva
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights
Replies: 45
Views: 13451

Re: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights

I know passports are checked several times when you fly internally in the UK, check in, security and boarding. Is it the same on internal flights in the US. Passports are not checked on UK Domestic flights. Last time I flew Domestic (a few days ago) My ID was checked at Security (after I set the de...

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by FabDiva
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA
Replies: 95
Views: 18358

Re: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA

Surely if an aircraft is on the runway (or appears to be in a position where you'll overfly it) wouldn't it be prudent to go around?

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by FabDiva
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: UK Domestic with Easy - BRS-EDI plus Travelling while Trans
Replies: 5
Views: 2206

Re: UK Domestic with Easy - BRS-EDI plus Travelling while Trans

A great trip report. I'm glad that all went well and there was little hassle. easyJet have a few trans crew and Bristol airport staff are usually very chirpy so I don't think you'll get much hassle at all. That's funny about the door! I've never that before. Was it frozen? I've heard the crunch of ...

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by FabDiva
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: UK Domestic with Easy - BRS-EDI plus Travelling while Trans
Replies: 5
Views: 2206

UK Domestic with Easy - BRS-EDI plus Travelling while Trans

Hello and welcome to this trip report of my round trip from Bristol to Edinburgh with easyJet I have previously written trip reports on here under a different name, but having come out as transgender I thought I’d start over! Last time I flew (in 2015) I pretended to be male as at the time I didn’t ...

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by FabDiva
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How to get safety cards out of planes
Replies: 7
Views: 2349

Re: How to get safety cards out of planes

I think with Ryanair you'd have to do a lot of careful peeling! ;)

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by FabDiva
Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supersonic flights still banned over land, everywhere ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2317

Re: Supersonic flights still banned over land, everywhere ?

I don't think it was that far off shore - maybe 50-60miles. Growing up on the coast of South Devon we'd hear a sonic boom each evening as the Air France Concordes accelerated over the English channel. Obviously it would have dissipated a bit but it was still enough to rattle the windows. The BA flig...

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by FabDiva
Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st 757 and 767
Replies: 44
Views: 6651

Re: 1st 757 and 767

The 757 is single aisle and was meant to be a follow on to the 727. The 753 was suppressed for over a decade as it would have competed with the 762. The 767 is twin aisle and was meant to be an A300 competitor. why didn't they build the 767 wide enough for 2 4 2 in Y then, to be a true competitor? ...

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by FabDiva
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 243
Views: 16026

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

Just one so far

February
Bristol - Edinburgh (and return) - Easyjet

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