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by peterinlisbon
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda shutter LHR
Replies: 113
Views: 24776

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

Re. the overnight stop in Jakarta - it's actually a great place to spend a night as you can get a 5* hotel for about £30 and a Mercedes limousine to/from the airport costs about £10. But I understand most people wouldn't want to do that, they just want to get where they're going. Anyway, the Austra...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda shutter LHR
Replies: 113
Views: 24776

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -nov-2018/
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Anyway, it looks like they've changed their minds... the route is restarting from the 27th of this month:

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -nov-2018/

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda shutter LHR
Replies: 113
Views: 24776

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

Re. the overnight stop in Jakarta - it's actually a great place to spend a night as you can get a 5* hotel for about £30 and a Mercedes limousine to/from the airport costs about £10. But I understand most people wouldn't want to do that, they just want to get where they're going. Anyway, the Austral...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat partners with easyJet for connections in Europe, Africa from LGW
Replies: 14
Views: 2695

Re: Air Transat partners with easyJet for connections in Europe, Africa from LGW

It makes sense because they complement each other and it allows the long-haul airline to offer more destinations in Europe.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 141
Views: 19602

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

What was nice about this plane was if you could sit right at the front, the first few windows actually looked forwards a bit as the front of the fuselage starts to curve before it gets to the cockpit.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 497
Views: 68615

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

psa1011 wrote:
EarlyLateORD wrote:
AA has tried, and tried and tried to make money in Asia outside of Japan and the yields just aren't there. Meanwhile they are printing money on their flights to Argentina/Chile...

Adam


Any idea why AA hasn't tried ORD-EZE/GRU?


They probably prefer to route traffic via MIA and JFK.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 299
Views: 78105

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjjfwFggfYI
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Here's the video we made of our trip to the New Istanbul Airport, showing the bus journey, check-in and some of the airside areas:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjjfwFggfYI

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 15046

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

It seems US airlines do generally have a bit of a problem when it comes to their treatment of passengers, especially the attitude of cabin crew. If you don't immediately do as they say then they're going to do something bad to you. I've seen this myself actually on AA, where the crew totally overrea...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order
Replies: 95
Views: 23456

Re: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order

If you're close to the ground or the water and the plane suddenly gives you a stall warning and pitches down, what do you do? Pitch up and risk entering a stall or look at the instruments and try to figure out what's going on? Too late, you're dead already.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 15046

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

Aircraft was N335DN. Not an old A321 by any means. Please provide seat number...Thank you! This story is disgusting. This is all on Delta. (trickle down management...let's be honest) This gives a new meaning to the expression "trickle down management". Maybe they could put a positive spin...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 299
Views: 78105

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I took the flight today from the new airport. Everything went fairly smoothly, except that it was hard to find where the bus was leaving from as there were no signs. It left as exactly the time on the timetable and the bus waits at each stop for about 10 minutes, so I wouldn't recommend taking it fr...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 299
Views: 78105

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I'm wondering if the buses stop at their intermediate stops and wait there in order to keep the timetable It's exactly so. During the "trial period" of these 2 months, the Havaİst busses stop an intermediate stops and will wait at these locations if they arrive early. Last Sunday, I took ...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'
Replies: 74
Views: 15929

Re: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'

Actually that doesn't sound too bad... I was told when I was young that hell was being fried for all eternity, but it turns out that it's actually just a couple of days at a hotel in Orlando and then a flight on BA with a stopover in New York.

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 9103

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Flying ZRH-IST a lot, the loss of LX was unfortunate from a customer perspective. They had very competitive prices (most of the time lower thank TK and sometimes matching PC) and were even 2x daily on some days (I think 10 or 11 x weekly). They pulled out after the failed „coup“ as they must‘ve fea...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 299
Views: 78105

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I've been looking at the timetables for the HavaIst bus line to the new airport and it appears that it takes 2h30 (two and a half hours) from Kozyatagi Metro station to the new airport. I just can't believe it could possibly take so long. This means that leaving from my place it will take me over 3 ...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 9103

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

TK787 wrote:
-TK to start IST-Dakar-Banjul starts 2 x weekly this month. I have a friend here in NY, so happy about this news, so that he can take TK to his hometown in Gambia.


It would be a lot faster via Casablanca, unless he wants to visit Istanbul.

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future London to Africa routes...
Replies: 50
Views: 3703

Re: Future London to Africa routes...

Why does Nigeria get a new airline every few years? They're going to run out of names: Air Nigeria, Nigeria Airways, Nigeria Air....

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 299
Views: 78105

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I think it's highly likely that at the last minute they will change their minds and not try to do it all in one day, but who knows? I'm going to be flying out of there next week on one of the TK test flights to Antalya so I'll see a bit more and get an idea of how ready the interior and gates are. ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.
Replies: 94
Views: 15149

Re: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.

I once heard a story about a family that took sleeping pills just after takeoff on a 12 hour flight from HK to London. Shortly after they had taken the pills the aircraft developed an mechanical fault and had to come back to land at Hong Kong. Everyone had to get off the plane but they couldn't wake...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 299
Views: 78105

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I think it's highly likely that at the last minute they will change their minds and not try to do it all in one day, but who knows? I'm going to be flying out of there next week on one of the TK test flights to Antalya so I'll see a bit more and get an idea of how ready the interior and gates are. I...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 299
Views: 78105

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Wasn't it the plan to transfer all other airlines except TK to the new airport first and slowly get things moving and TK joins as the last big puzzle piece when the airport is operating more or less smoothly and workers got used to their new environment? No, that's what they would do if they were s...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base
Replies: 62
Views: 8443

Re: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base

I'd say there must also be a basis for disputing the idea that there was ever any "mutual agreement" to apply Irish labour laws because Ryanair makes this a condition of employment. Therefore it is not mutual, but imposed on employees by the company.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 299
Views: 78105

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I went to visit the new airport today by car. Parts of it (like the car parks) are still under construction and a lot of places like ticket offices, cafes and shops etc are still being fitted out. I was able to walk around inside though and the check-in area looks a lot like a giant version of Atat...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 59
Views: 11673

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

It's a shame, I used to always like taking the 4pm BA flight on a 767 from Istanbul to London and I enjoyed the tea, coffee and good food. Now it's been replaced with a boring A320 and you have to pay even to breathe.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 299
Views: 78105

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I went to visit the new airport today by car. Parts of it (like the car parks) are still under construction and a lot of places like ticket offices, cafes and shops etc are still being fitted out. I was able to walk around inside though and the check-in area looks a lot like a giant version of Atatu...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 33064

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

By "something big" they might mean the new Currywurst stand at Frankfurt airport with extra-large German sausages.

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 299
Views: 78105

Re: New Istanbul Airport: "Disturbing secrets" revealed

I have heard that a lot of people were killed and nobody really knows how many. Officially the number is 27 but others say it's a lot more. In Turkey it's hard to get the truth. There was some big protest against the conditions just before it opened that was put down harshly with over a hundred work...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 100
Views: 15944

Re: SAA bleeding money!

I think a more newsworthy event would be a South African company not bleeding money :lol: But seriously, flying old equipment to Europe and The US cannot be a sustainable business model. The only way I see SAA surviving is eliminating long haul and focusing on feeding international carriers via a s...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HK Cargo A330 nearly collides with TK A320 at IST
Replies: 13
Views: 3229

Re: HK Cargo A330 nearly collides with TK A320 at IST

That place is so overcrowded that this kind of thing happens all the time. Hopefully it will be better with the new airport.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 112
Views: 22004

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

Nomadd wrote:
They better last two more weeks. I need to get home.


Good luck!

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 11379

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

Air France quoted the same article at me, although in their case it is Article 30, as justification for refusing to allow my wife to board. However they refused to state which specific part of the article they were applying, probably because they know that they actually don't have any justification ...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 11379

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

What I think is that this is a case of racism by an individual, not by the airline. Therefore it´s not the airlines fault and I think they handled it well. It´s not their job to enforce political correctness among the public. Their job is to get their passengers to their destination safely and with ...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current status of EK's 777 fleet?
Replies: 18
Views: 1508

Re: 15 Emirates 777-300ERs in storage - older & newer frames

What is the rationale for retiring aircraft so early? Wouldn't it be more efficient to keep them going for a bit longer?

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 11379

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

Somebody said something socially unacceptable on a plane. At the most there were some hurt feelings and the guy responsible got publicly shamed. I think people are overreacting. Air France is far more racist than Ryanair - it systematically denies boarding to Moroccan passengers, which is racism by ...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 11379

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

As far as actual racism by an airline is concerned, Air France is by far the worst. They have a policy of automatically refusing boarding to Moroccans regardless of whether they require a transit visa and not allowing them to board their flights to Istanbul, Hong Kong or Brazil. I'm still trying to ...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats
Replies: 136
Views: 23055

Re: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats

I think he must have been upset because he was going to miss out on the swan paté and obviously you can't expect a man to fly without swan paté. The inhumanity!

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 11379

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

Sorry, but I don't agree with the pitchfork brigade. If he was insulting another passenger they should have told him to shut up or he'd be removed and if he calmed down and was quiet then there was no need to remove him. And if they separated the passengers that were arguing, perhaps by giving the w...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are the US3 so weak in India and China?
Replies: 90
Views: 9552

Re: Why are the US3 so weak in India and China?

In the outbound market, US airlines have an advantage because they can fly people starting in places like Des Moines, Iowa to Delhi or Shanghai. However, going the other way, someone that wants to fly from places like Cochin in India or Changsha in China to New York is probably going to prefer an ai...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off
Replies: 52
Views: 14883

Re: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off

How in the world do you hit a solid brick wall that is only ~5ft tall, several hundred feet past the end of the runway, be informed of the possibility that this has happened and still decide to reach cruise? If these guys come up with an explanation that allows them to keep their jobs then I'd be e...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 36446

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

They were going up against Norweigan, which has 787s and has really low prices for transatlantic flights, as well as WOW. And I think they were charging low fares but some absolutely ridiculous fees for luggage. I flew with them once from Stansted to Malaga and there were only about 20 people on the...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS restructuring "deemed a failure"
Replies: 40
Views: 9870

Re: MAS restructuring "deemed a failure"

It's not all bad news for the country. Malaysia now has two airlines - MH and AirAsia. The incredible success of one has led to the relative demise of the other. Air traffic has increased enormously over the last 10 years at KUL, which is at least 4 times as big as Subang. I was in Kota Bahru 20 yea...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?
Replies: 50
Views: 8127

Re: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?

They are good for trips of up to about 4 hours. Longer than that I'd take the plane. I wouldn't want to be sitting on one of these trains all day long all the way to Beijing.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA
Replies: 35
Views: 7188

Re: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA

Beatyair wrote:
Are mothers not teaching manners anymore? People use to be much more respectful.
Planes are going to be camera’d up for evidence purposes soon enough and should be equipped with a holding area in the belly of the plane.


My mother taught me how to headbutt people.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Denied Boarding on Air France
Replies: 17
Views: 3025

Re: Denied Boarding on Air France

In future I would visit http://www.iatatravelcentre.com before traveling. You can then print and carry with you the results which show passport, visa, and vaccination requirements based on your particular travel situation (ie: nationality, country of origin, transit point, destination country, etc)...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 17662

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

TC957 wrote:
How come those in the tower missed seeing this and didn't instruct to cancel the take-off clearance ?


Probably because by the time they noticed the aircraft was already lifting off.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Denied Boarding on Air France
Replies: 17
Views: 3025

Re: Denied Boarding on Air France

If staff really make a mistake either because they don't know or are just incompetent; It is normal if they get reprimanded like it would happen in any job. The point is to understand how these large businesses operate especially airlines. They might have an internal process to retrain underperform...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 16308

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

I think Marrakech would be a great success for them. As announced earlier TK will start Marrakech 5 x weekly starting March31, 2019 with 738. Not sure about the bilaterals between the two countries. Wow, that´s great news. I´m really sick of dealing with European airlines like Air France and Luftha...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Denied Boarding on Air France
Replies: 17
Views: 3025

Re: Denied Boarding on Air France

To clarify some details: - In the past I had the same problem with Lufthansa - after a long fight, they eventually admitted that they were wrong to deny boarding, apologized and gave me a full refund as well as assuring me that this would not happen again in the future. However, this didn't really c...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 16308

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

Turkey Crisis Deepens as Sanctions Threat Sends Lira to Low https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-06/turkey-crisis-deepens-as-sanctions-threat-sends-lira-to-new-low The Turkish Lira has hit another record low versus the US dollar and Euro. This can hardly be good for Turkish Airlines and ...

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