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by kjeld0d
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada rebrands business class as Signature Service.
Replies: 12
Views: 2575

Re: Air Canada rebrands business class as Signature Service.

How sensible is it to rebrand a cabin class? I know some airlines already offer Business Class not named such. The US carriers and VS maybe get away with it because they have a high number of O/D pax who are familiar with things now. Then again, Canada is a bit restrictive on foreign carrier access...

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by kjeld0d
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New "seats"
Replies: 36
Views: 3169

Re: New "seats"

I guess if you're disabled the airline would just have you tased and dragged off?

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by kjeld0d
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ
Replies: 47
Views: 6034

Re: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ

They shouldn't have gotten rid of their A340s.

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by kjeld0d
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Delta A330-300 engine fire 4/18
Replies: 32
Views: 13114

Re: Breaking news: ATL Delta A330-300 engine fire

Joe, the plows are moving! Shut down and hold on! Joe Patroni! Do you read me? Acknowledge!

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by kjeld0d
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rebooting a 787
Replies: 22
Views: 4045

Re: Rebooting at 787

Rebooting or powering-down or darkening the aircraft or ctrl-alt-delete is a time honored way to "fix" or reset a balky computer, system and/or aircraft...in the case or more modern aircraft. It's analogous to rebooting your phone or computer when it glitches. Thank you for that explanati...

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by kjeld0d
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6519

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

Newark727 wrote:
leleko747 wrote:
Silver Airways... and almost no silver used on the livery... LOL


The airline's name is Silver, but the airplane is pink. It's like a flying Magritte painting!


I'm shocked they missed out on a 3M-3M partnership, should have gone with a silver/gray duct tape finish!

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by kjeld0d
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia considering cutting supply of Titanium to Boeing
Replies: 24
Views: 5685

Re: Russia considering cutting supply of Titanium to Boeing

f4f3a wrote:
While having Russia embargoed would push prices higher. I’m sure Boeing could continue to produce aircraft.


If the USA stops buying Russian titanium, its pretty obvious who is going to hurt more.

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by kjeld0d
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DPRK-USA summit. Kim aircarft
Replies: 32
Views: 3957

Re: DPRK-USA summit. Kim aircarft

zakuivcustom wrote:
But yes, his father (Kim Jong-Il) is the one that has a fear of flying and ride the train to everywhere.


Was it a "fear of flying" or more likely a "fear of being blown up"? Takes a much larger attack/bomb to destroy a train. If I was him (If I was Kim) I wouldn't fly.

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by kjeld0d
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 138
Views: 24939

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

WaywardMemphian wrote:
Aren't they late to the party?


I'm sure it will seem like fresh news to the nursing-home set.

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by kjeld0d
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 7897

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

Byron1976 wrote:
I'm surprised with all the haters that this thread has... even more in a site that's supposed to be dedicated to aviation lovers...


maybe that says something about the original post.... direct feedback from peers can be good for character development lol

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by kjeld0d
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 7897

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

How about a re-engined L-1011 with 5 RR Tay engines? We can call it the Lockheed 5-star. Or how about a 737 with just one GE90 for an engine, mounted in the tail? Or maybe we can bring back the 747SP with 3 GEnx engines? Or how about an A380 with 7 CFM LEAP engines, two of them in the tail and one ...

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by kjeld0d
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carpenter’s Learjet in 1970’s
Replies: 5
Views: 1428

Re: Carpenter’s Learjet in 1970’s

The Carpenters singing and instrument playing duo of the sixties and seventies had used Learjet aircraft around the time their hit song On the top of the World was released and am curious if they actually owned these aircraft or leased them ? Who flew the aircraft for them ? I cannot find much at a...

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by kjeld0d
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 7897

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

I've seen the cockpit of a Caravelle once, nothing can be more outdated than that. It's all analogue steam-powered instruments and navigation on the needles. Never heard of an aircraft with steam-powered gauges. What instruments used steam, where was the steam sourced from and how was it used? :) T...

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by kjeld0d
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 7897

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

Had to check the date...you're 6 days late!

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by kjeld0d
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government
Replies: 91
Views: 9226

Re: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government

Maduro is running out of people to blame...

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by kjeld0d
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 97
Views: 11925

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

I would hope that what you wrote forces both groups to come to a mutually beneficial agreement. If you’re booked on AF and the strike happens, you’d get rebooked on DL or another airline right?? As for DY, if they cancel, do they have agreements in place to rebook on other carriers or would it be t...

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by kjeld0d
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH/BA dated equipment to DXB
Replies: 25
Views: 5315

Re: LH/BA dated equipment to DXB

...And it feels somehow extremely artificial. It is much more fun to talk to a 55year-old-LH-flight attendant who is able to recommend some nice wine. And if you fly Iberia she will even look bad at you and be rude while you get updates about random gossip between them during the service. So true! ...

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by kjeld0d
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 111
Views: 18845

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

The flag looks like it's being cut with a scythe That was my thought too...is it a traditional Pakistani sword or something?? Nope lol In case anyone wondered how such a horrendous livery came to exist, this is what happens when you create an open contest to let anyone enter their submission and de...

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by kjeld0d
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 111
Views: 18845

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

KrustyTheKlown wrote:
The flag looks like it's being cut with a scythe


That was my thought too...is it a traditional Pakistani sword or something??

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by kjeld0d
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 97
Views: 11925

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

are there any customers left? it seems like a stupid question, are there any people that are somehow 'locked in' to AF? gov't travel, small rural airports? I don't see how any normal person would book AF ever again.

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by kjeld0d
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots already selling one of the team 767s?
Replies: 30
Views: 7939

Re: Patriots already selling one of the team 767s?

Even with the mountains of money Kraft and Co. have, the cost/value equation doesn't equal out in my mind for two planes, heck even one of this size second hand seems slightly off, but at least one is logical to me. I can imagine they'd have to sell alot of peanut butter and mac and cheese to pay f...

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by kjeld0d
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff
Replies: 62
Views: 5185

Re: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff

Next on the chopping block: the pants-only rule for men!

smi0006 wrote:
Virgin Samoa actually offer male attendants a lava lava as a uniform a form of male skirt.

Image

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by kjeld0d
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Teases "A Whole new way to get away."
Replies: 40
Views: 5436

Re: Southwest Teases "A Whole new way to get away."

axiom wrote:
kjeld0d wrote:
a whole new way to get away? was it a children's writing competition?


"Wanna get away" has been part of the Southwest marketing suite for many many years. It's also the name of one of their fare classes.


"Wanna get away" works, "a whole new way to get away" does not.

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by kjeld0d
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Teases "A Whole new way to get away."
Replies: 40
Views: 5436

Re: Southwest Teases "A Whole new way to get away."

a whole new way to get away? was it a children's writing competition?

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by kjeld0d
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 90
Views: 11198

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

DDR wrote:
kjeld0d wrote:
In Putin's Russia, Plane Flies You!


LOL, thanks for the laugh. In my head I even heard it with the Russian accent. :lol:


not much else to do with a 2 month old thread...seems to be a recent trend of dredging these up.

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by kjeld0d
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 90
Views: 11198

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

In Putin's Russia, Plane Flies You!

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by kjeld0d
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Opinions on image (not mine)
Replies: 28
Views: 960

Re: Opinions on image (not mine)

I understood this site was all about excellent results, not valiant efforts. In my opinion there is room for both. And in this case, I'm of the opinion that the degree of difficulty combined with the result outweigh the fact that the aircraft is distant and perhaps not 100% quality. All I know is i...

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by kjeld0d
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Opinions on image (not mine)
Replies: 28
Views: 960

Re: Opinions on image (not mine)

reposting at the request of PanAm_DC10:



I'm wondering how this photo made it to photographers choice, seeing as its blurry. Wouldn't that be rejected normally?

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by kjeld0d
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas proposes amenities in the cargo hold for ultra long flights
Replies: 76
Views: 12446

Re: Alan Joyce floats the idea of "Cargo class"

MalevTU134 wrote:
bgm wrote:
MalevTU134 wrote:
How about emergency exits?


Does the cargo door count? ;)

Not unless it's an early model DC10, in which case it was automatic...kinda...


They could mount axes to the wall!

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by kjeld0d
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: how was this approved? blurry
Replies: 1
Views: 353

how was this approved? blurry



I'm wondering how this photo made it to photographers choice, seeing as its blurry. Wouldn't that be rejected normally?

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by kjeld0d
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet suspends pilots over Snapchat videos
Replies: 38
Views: 7072

Re: EasyJet suspends pilots over Snapchat videos

It's interesting how the press swooned over a certain pretty boy QFLink captain who took inflight selfies and the like and put them out there for the world to see but when an overweight baldy guy does it at an LCC the risks are certainly too high and a disaster was only narrowly avoided. Yet anothe...

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by kjeld0d
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA down to 1x daily on BOM-LHR
Replies: 12
Views: 4203

Re: BA down to 1x daily on BOM-LHR

Antarius wrote:
The danger of single data point extrapolating is witnessed above in this thread. Haha


Don't underestimate the effect of dropping a BOM.

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by kjeld0d
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher
Replies: 35
Views: 7768

Re: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher

MileHFL400 wrote:
Gosh i want to be bumped off now. Got a flight with Jambojet (Kenya) tomorrow. Praying to be bumped with that kinda compensation.


According to wikipedia Jambojet has 29 employees. $10k would probably be the entire payroll...

Edit: sorry, 24 employees

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by kjeld0d
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 30814

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

This may be a naive question, but why did the passenger not take the dog bag out of the overhead bin after a while and put it under the seat in front of her? Maybe her seat did not have under- http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2018/03/13/united-kills-dog/ Simply tragic... Shame on United. Foll...

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by kjeld0d
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS at JNB
Replies: 15
Views: 4280

Re: SAS at JNB

Pottok wrote:
Hello,

Johannesburg was closed in September 1985.


Was it closed for economic or political reasons?

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by kjeld0d
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African Airways is in the wrong alliance?
Replies: 20
Views: 5143

Re: South African Airways is in the wrong alliance?

They should partner with Aerolineas Argentinas, Alitalia and Conviasa.

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by kjeld0d
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are relatively new a340-500s& -600s being sold off cheaply ?
Replies: 58
Views: 13136

Re: Why are relatively new a340-500s& -600s being sold off cheaply ?

Hopefully we will see some VIP conversions.

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by kjeld0d
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The loneliest flight in the world?
Replies: 51
Views: 11317

Re: The loneliest flight in the world?

Not the place you want to have anything go wrong... be it mechanical, pilot or passenger. One would hope that these routes are reserved for the most experienced of crew. Makes me think of the airmanship involved in the pacific rescue of a Cessna 188 by an NZ DC10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cessn...

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by kjeld0d
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is New Delhi airport that good ?
Replies: 31
Views: 3077

Re: Is New Delhi airport that good ?

Should have seen Old Delhi Airport. Those guys knew how to party.

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by kjeld0d
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse
Replies: 35
Views: 53015

Re: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse

Dreamliner fell asleep on its feet.

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by kjeld0d
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Woman Screaming 'I Am God' Tried to Open a Plane Door Mid-flight
Replies: 46
Views: 5160

Re: A Woman Screaming 'I Am God' Tried to Open a Plane Door Mid-flight

Moose135 wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
I bet the pax thought it would actually open

If she really was God, she may have been able to open it...


Maybe she could convince a pilot to take her skydiving without a parachute!!

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by kjeld0d
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 37703

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

Drama Queens. These people should fly on JJ's A321 from AEP-GRU to see what feels like to be cramped. Can't imagine how tight is FrenchBee's A350, with 411 seats or JAL's 773 with 520 seats. They're complaining for nothing. However, I didn't understan why pilots are complaning for. Are they oversiz...

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by kjeld0d
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon to take over Air France Mumbai service
Replies: 32
Views: 5671

Re: Joon to take over Air France Mumbai service

That’s a shocker - BOM must be low-yielding for them, no? It’s sort of a dangerous road they’re on though - what’s next, JFK goes JOON? What’s to stop them from turning everything over to JOON over time and then renaming it France Air? obelau - I think that is exactly what the shareholder and senio...

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by kjeld0d
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia to increase offer to GIG
Replies: 12
Views: 1676

Re: Alitalia to increase offer to GIG

Cointrin330 wrote:
tick tock....tick tock....AZ will end up like Air Berlin. It is only a matter of time.


The clock ticks much more slowly when you are backed by a state with loose ethics...

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by kjeld0d
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPS sues EU over failed TNT deal
Replies: 9
Views: 1578

Re: UPS sues EU over failed TNT deal

"UPS sues EU over failed TNT deal: OMG"

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by kjeld0d
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vaping device caused fire at DEN
Replies: 15
Views: 2820

Re: Vaping device caused fire at DEN

For what its worth, vaping is generally much safer than smoking. UC Davis Study: "Smoking causes an estimated 30 percent of fire deaths in the United States and 10 percent of fire deaths worldwide."

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by kjeld0d
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Just Upset Its Customers In a Way No Airline May Have Done Before
Replies: 24
Views: 7044

Re: American Airlines Just Upset Its Customers In a Way No Airline May Have Done Before

ba319-131 wrote:
I like the video, and I always took the cheering as a result of the filming being a wrap.


If it was a small short amount of clapping/cheering fine. The sweeping crane shot with plastic smiles glistening and eyes wide in wonderment is a bit much.

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by kjeld0d
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Just Upset Its Customers In a Way No Airline May Have Done Before
Replies: 24
Views: 7044

Re: American Airlines Just Upset Its Customers In a Way No Airline May Have Done Before

Good lord, this is probably the most terribly written/structured article that I've ever seen. :eek: Its great isn't it. The guy doesn't seem to know the difference between a sentence and a paragraph. The "author" is an SEO writer, as in "one weird tip". Not to be confused with a...

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