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by JAAlbert
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 237
Views: 33441

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

With a production rate of 6/yr and Emirate's order filling the order book for the next ten years, when will BA get these birds?

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by JAAlbert
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight
Replies: 64
Views: 15546

Re: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight

It was technically going faster than the speed of sound, however the tailwind meant it never broke the sound barrier. Then it’s not technically going faster than the speed of sound. Sound is relative to airspeed not ground speed. I was just going to ask about the speed of sound! So what was the 787...

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by JAAlbert
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 424
Views: 46493

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

boerje wrote:

At list prices this is "only" an US$ 16 billion order. :eek:


Is the $16 billion order cover all 36 frames or is that just the 20 confirmed?

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by JAAlbert
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 424
Views: 46493

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Just 36? I thought they were negotiating for a much larger number of aircraft. Or perhaps, I'm just used to Emirates ordering in the triple digits!

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by JAAlbert
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Hawaii Thread 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 3664

Re: Southwest Hawaii Thread 2018

ETOPS approval is a two-step process. First, the airframe and engine combination must satisfy the basic ETOPS requirements during its type certification. This is called "ETOPS type approval". Such tests may include shutting down an engine and flying the remaining engine during the complet...

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by JAAlbert
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Hawaii Thread 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 3664

Re: Southwest Hawaii Thread 2018

b764 wrote:
I too remember reading ETOPS would take 12 mos minimum. Not going to miss this first flight.


What does ETOPS certification entail and why does it take 12 months?

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by JAAlbert
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 94
Views: 19333

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

At the start of 2018 637 787's have been delivered. Taking into account that if all 147 787's are delivered, boeing would have delivered a total of 784 787's by the end of 2018. 784 787 aircraft delivered in a span of nine years, wow! Aside from the 737/320 mega-productions, has any other single co...

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by JAAlbert
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84863

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

I think everyone who has any knowledge of the airline industry would have to admit that the US has more flights than any other nation . Peer pressure? Quotation needed, but I am guessing your are going to find yourself in a very ridiculous place when checking the data... PS: I’m not German I don't ...

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by JAAlbert
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP
Replies: 58
Views: 8866

Re: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP

IMO DXB-MXP-SAN is probably most likely. The question is how many from SAN would continue to DXB then transfer to another flight. What!? I can't imagine EK flying into SAN from MXP.. We in San Diego are gaining some new international routes, but a flight to MXP? If it isn't LAX I suspect it's eithe...

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by JAAlbert
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident
Replies: 115
Views: 10460

Re: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident

But the last time I travelled with someone disabled (and I have more years experience of this than any of you might believe possible...), we were placed in a holding area for passengers requiring assistance across multiple flights. In all there were 20-30 passengers waiting, and only two staff to w...

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by JAAlbert
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident
Replies: 115
Views: 10460

Re: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident

Interesting case. This case is not about an idiot somehow mistaking an escalator for an elevator and trying to hold another responsible for her incomprehensible mistake – get those salacious facts out of your minds. This case is about Alaska allegedly having a duty to supervise a passenger with mobi...

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by JAAlbert
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19244

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a destination?

I flew JFK - ATH on Delta on 10/31/17 and back a few weeks later. The plane was packed to the gills in both cabins going and returning. We had a great time in Greece and are already thinking of returning next year. BTW, Delta's economy service on board was surprisingly good. Free alcohol, two meals ...

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by JAAlbert
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing B-720 - question
Replies: 23
Views: 4653

Re: Boeing B-720 - question

As impressive as the 757 is it doesn’t come close to the range of the 707-320 series which could fly almost 6000 Nm, 2000 more than the most capable 752 Of course it burned a lot more fuel but it was a true long haul aircraft operating such routes as HKG-SYD and LHR-LAX that no airline standard 757...

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by JAAlbert
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *Attention EWR and SAN: DL 744 Inbound*
Replies: 17
Views: 3212

Re: *Attention EWR and SAN: DL 744 Inbound*

If Flightaware is correct, the DL 744 will arrive just five minutes after BA's 744 arrives!! Our little postage stamp is going to handle two passenger 744s at once! I suppose the DL will head to the Jimsair area, but still it will be a site to behold!

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by JAAlbert
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 380 stuck in JNB
Replies: 93
Views: 30466

Re: BA 380 stuck in JNB

An-124 bring out spare motor from U.K. Will BA send along MX team or use locals? What is the cost to charter the An-124 and send BA's MX team to JNB to fix this bird? The flight alone must be several hundred thousand dollars. If you charter the An-124 for a one-way flight, are you also charged to f...

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by JAAlbert
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAL at FAT 12/19/17
Replies: 16
Views: 1642

Re: HAL at FAT 12/19/17

HAL couldn't have offered a "once in a lifetime" non-stop to HNL for Fresno citizens? Or an extra flight from LAX or SFO to HNL just to fill the plane?

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by JAAlbert
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 42667

Re: Power outage in ATL

Since Delta didn't cause the outage, does it have a claim against the ATL airport authority for lost revenue? I imagine Delta will be spending millions perhaps tens of millions to get its system back on track.

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by JAAlbert
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 42667

Re: Power outage in ATL

Are passengers stuck in-transit granted compensation - hotels, meal vouchers -- anything? Does compensation depend on whether DL caused the outage, ATL airport caused the outage, or some person or entity unrelated to either DL or ATL? I recall once that my DL flight was stuck on the tarmac for hours...

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by JAAlbert
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 87301

Re: San Diego Thread 2016-2017

I love this thread! The thought of a non-stop to Shanghai sounds intriguing, it's a city on my list to see. My question is whether the route can compete on airfare. This morning, I found airfare for as low as $451/rt (SAN-YVR-PVG) on Air Canada's 787-9. I imagine HU will charge a premium for a non-s...

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by JAAlbert
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 61
Views: 20659

Re: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

Having spoken to several expats working in aviation in China I just avoid Chinese carriers unless they're the only option. Do these ex pats avoid the Chinese airlines because the pilots are bad, the air traffic control system is sub par, or maintenance practices are below western standards? And wit...

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by JAAlbert
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH
Replies: 99
Views: 35373

Re: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH

one of the problems with this forum over recent years has been the marked degradation on the quality of comment and conversation, with too many amateur 'experts' asserting 'facts' with little real industry knowledge... I resemble that comment very much, thank you! In my defense can confidently say ...

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by JAAlbert
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Complete Listing of Braniff Jellybean Colors Wanted
Replies: 13
Views: 1852

Re: Complete Listing of Braniff Jellybean Colors Wanted

Does anybody have photos of all the various Braniff color schemes that they can post? That would make a very cool A.net album! When I was just a kid, my family took a trip from Tucson to St. Louis to visit friends. Our friend's home lay right below the approach flight path to St. Louis' airport. All...

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by JAAlbert
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 259
Views: 33016

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

My devices are fully charged when I board an aircraft provided I've found an outlet in the airport. Airports are getting much better about providing power ports at gate seating, but not every airport has that yet. I've also found that the batteries in my devices seem to bleed energy during flight m...

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by JAAlbert
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Complete Listing of Braniff Jellybean Colors Wanted
Replies: 13
Views: 1852

Re: Complete Listing of Braniff Jellybean Colors Wanted

DCA-ROCguy wrote:
Dear Gang,

Google and Airliners.net have failed me so far.


As you can see from the responses to your post, life may be full of challenges and disappointments, but the av-geeks on Airliners.net will never fail you. :biggrin:

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by JAAlbert
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 MAX Fleet
Replies: 53
Views: 10153

Re: United 737 MAX Fleet

Regarding IFE, eliminating seatback TV's is the way of the future. And I actually support it. That's 180 TV's to break, spark, fail, etc etc, and TONS of wiring. Eliminate it. Save the weight. Save the fuel. Save the maintenance. And just let me have streaming, to start and pause as I like, from a ...

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by JAAlbert
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's white livery in the 70s
Replies: 35
Views: 6094

Re: KLM's white livery in the 70s

The white livery was very attractive and clean looking. I do love KLM's blue livery too, however. It is nice to see something other than white these days.

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by JAAlbert
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 20368

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

You can't just undo things once they've been done under a contractually agreed to procedure. An error on the company's part does not mean it is now the pilots' problem. When the pilots make scheduling errors and don't do what they need for their lives, the company doesn't give them do-overs. Tough ...

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by JAAlbert
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 50
Views: 14068

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Off-topic but I couldn't resist...the Japanese one is a 727-100 with a rear fuselage door added? High density configuration? Those 727-100s sure were cute! I love the mid-fuselage door they featured on the right side of the plane. So stylish. As for the many comments re: which language airlines use...

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by JAAlbert
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 20368

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

I didn't understand the venom some posted on this thread. AA was a bit lucky 50% was enough. The venom arises because some folks on this site believe that every error by a person/entity is not a simple mistake but evidence of an abject moral failure (which the folks always knew existed) that mandat...

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by JAAlbert
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG
Replies: 39
Views: 8194

Re: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG

HA's planned schedule between SAN and OGG is great. Early morning, arrive in Maui just in time for a light lunch and mai-tai at the beach! The return home in the evening, leaves plenty of time to get home and enjoy a full night's sleep before work the next day. Many years ago, I took HA's 767 servic...

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by JAAlbert
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 88916

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

bgm wrote:
Peculiar that most of the posters defending the 737 seem to originate from one country... hmmm :scratchchin:


Probably because the 737 is all over the place in that one country ;)

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by JAAlbert
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A340 issues?
Replies: 57
Views: 16692

Re: Air France A340 issues?

FlySSC wrote:
AF will operate the B789 on CDG-BOG-CDG. starting March 2018, as a replacement of the A343.


Will the 789 eliminate slow rotation as an issue on take off?

And what exactly contstitutes slow rotation?

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by JAAlbert
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural
Replies: 74
Views: 13212

Re: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural

I understand how frustrated passengers could be because of the reduced legroom in the new 737MAX, but one positive aspect of the new airplane is how quiet it is on take off, even quieter than on current 737 NG variants. I haven't flown on the MAX yet, I just read in the posted article about the qui...

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by JAAlbert
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Far can the AA MAX Fly?
Replies: 14
Views: 3562

Re: How Far can the AA MAX Fly?

......what is the longest flight that AA can put there MAX on even is it does not make sense? I would love to know :p Based on a trip report for the inaugural MIA-LGA flight, the AA MAX 8 will fly further than what passengers can tolerate: :duck: https://airwaysmag.com/special-flights/full-review-o...

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by JAAlbert
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 50
Views: 14068

Re: French Blue to change its name

The Airline is called "French"?? Just French? Why don't they just call it "Airline" and be done with it? And why are they using the English term, the folks in France sometimes get touchy when using English words. Really, shouldn't the airline be called "Français" for th...

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by JAAlbert
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do passengers board the aircraft from the left side?
Replies: 91
Views: 15251

Re: Why do passengers board the aircraft from the left side?

So, I found with some maritime googling the whole story or port/starboard: https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/port-starboard.html From there a direct quote (for easier reading): "In the early days of boating, before ships had rudders on their centerlines, boats were controlled using a steerin...

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by JAAlbert
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-400 Crew Rest Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1661

767-400 Crew Rest Question

I recently flew DL's 767-400 from JFK to ATH in coach. Mid-flight I wandered to the back galley (for another free glass of wine!) and found the flight attendants gathering filled trash bags while discussing who should be on break. One attendant opened a small door in the forward section of the galle...

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by JAAlbert
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 182764

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

I see one big obstacle for the B778: cabin noise. As a passenger, I agree that cabin noise is a big problem. The noise level on board older widebody aircraft, for me, adds to the exhaustion a long haul flight causes. My recent flight from JFK to ATH in the back of a 767-400 was so loud it was diffi...

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by JAAlbert
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CM 806 strange path today
Replies: 19
Views: 4762

Re: CM 806 strange path today

The flight path, if accurately depicted on flightaware seems like it wandered around heading out to and returning from the coast - flights normally make a straight line. It's odd, what would cause a pilot to fly the plane in that manner? It must not have been on auto pilot.

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by JAAlbert
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Changi airport tug catches fire while towing SQ 777-200
Replies: 28
Views: 7845

Re: Changi airport tug catches fire while towing SQ 777-200

Wow, the photos look like the aircraft sustained some serious damage. I don't think that plane will be flying anywhere soon! Since the electronic bay is located in the vicinity of the fire, this could be a very expensive repair.

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by JAAlbert
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAF Renamed to Santa Fe Regional Airport
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Re: SAF Renamed to Santa Fe Regional Airport

What is the "Santa Fe/Albuquerque" thing and why is it bad? Well, sometimes airports in other cities try to market themselves as alternatives to larger airports in a larger city. I don't think Santa Fe is really trying to get people from Albuquerque to drive to Santa Fe to catch a flight;...

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by JAAlbert
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAF Renamed to Santa Fe Regional Airport
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Re: SAF Renamed to Santa Fe Regional Airport

OzarkD9S wrote:
Thank goodness they didn't do the "Santa Fe/Albuquerque" thing.


What is the "Santa Fe/Albuquerque" thing and why is it bad?

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by JAAlbert
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action
Replies: 100
Views: 27453

Re: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action

Ryanair sells scratch cards? What are these, lottery tickets? I've now heard everything! Who would buy such a thing aboard an aircraft? Scratch cards are sold by the thousands onboard Thomas Cook aircraft. I flew with them on charter flights a few months ago and passengers were crazy about buying t...

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by JAAlbert
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2642
Views: 244675

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

It seems to me that folding wingtips would be a great addition to most aircraft, particularly at an airport like LAX where every plane faces a tight squeeze pulling up to and away from the gates. The ability to squeeze a 757, 767 or 330 into a smaller gate seems advantageous and with the wing strike...

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by JAAlbert
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action
Replies: 100
Views: 27453

Re: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action

Ryanair sells scratch cards? What are these, lottery tickets? I've now heard everything! Who would buy such a thing aboard an aircraft?

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by JAAlbert
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2642
Views: 244675

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

https://www.ausbt.com.au/photos-lufthan ... s-revealed


Did you catch the size of those cabin windows in the LH 777-x mock up? They look bigger than the 787s! I suspect they are not accurate, but I hope they are!
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fcogafa wrote:
Lufthansa new business class seat for B777-9

https://www.ausbt.com.au/photos-lufthan ... s-revealed


Did you catch the size of those cabin windows in the LH 777-x mock up? They look bigger than the 787s! I suspect they are not accurate, but I hope they are!

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by JAAlbert
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 127
Views: 34375

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

frigatebird wrote:
Wow, that's quick. They have been in service with EY for just 3,5 years.


Operating an aircraft for only 3.5 years seems like a tremendous waste of money. How much did EY pay for the 77Ls? (I did a google search, but didn't get a figure)

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by JAAlbert
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots
Replies: 97
Views: 22588

Re: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots

I'm biased in that I want to be an airline pilot myself, but I would not be in favor of reducing requirements _if_ it meant the skies would be unsafer. "unsafer"?? It sounds like the authorities are rare trying to emphasise quality time in the cockpit rather than a simple minimum. That ma...

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by JAAlbert
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14% of BA FAs Say They Have Done It w/Passengers While On-Duty
Replies: 40
Views: 6723

Re: 14% of BA FAs Say They Have Done It w/Passengers While On-Duty

notdownnlocked wrote:
I would bet that 99 percent of the F/A employees in this article are male and male to male mile high club relationships.


I can only hope!

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by JAAlbert
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 160511

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

The 767 is my favorite widebody. Spacious, but-not-too-big, interior. Love the two seats on each side. My only request to Boeing if it relaunches the 767 is that it update (and enlarge) its windows. Those square windows look so bland and dated today.

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