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by Antarius
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Florida Couple try stowing cat in checked luggage
Replies: 33
Views: 4673

Re: Florida Couple try stowing cat in checked luggage

When my pa rents relocated to the US after many years as expats, we had to figure out how to bring my moms cat. This cat is special - has some magic bond with my mother and sister, barely tolerates my father and I and hates everyone else. As a result, we figured the cat has to go in the cabin otherw...

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by Antarius
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA merger integration complaint
Replies: 58
Views: 7137

Re: UA FA merger integration complaint

I also have to say that my last few flights have been on HA and UAL. The older flight attendants were the ones who went the extra mile, not the younger ones, even on HA, an airline supposedly known for superior cabin crews. When I flew F last November, the UAL flight attendant was clearly in her fi...

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by Antarius
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA merger integration complaint
Replies: 58
Views: 7137

Re: UA FA merger integration complaint

I’m not sure how anyone would measure who is the better performing FA. This isn’t something like retail or car sales or whatever we’re talking about here where you can measure productivity through value of product sold or whatever (although when one is talking about Ryanair this does apply). How do...

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by Antarius
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 flying with a missing panel?
Replies: 26
Views: 4321

Re: G4 flying with a missing panel?

quote from reporter...."please pray for us" How is this person allowed to even exist.. :eyepopping: :gnasher: :ashamed: :shakehead: So if you pray you're are not worthy of existence? That's a capital offense? Who should decide what quotes should lead to a death sentence? That is an extrem...

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by Antarius
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA merger integration complaint
Replies: 58
Views: 7137

Re: UA FA merger integration complaint

Evaluating FA service is almost completely subjective - that is why US Airlines are aghast to go down that road given regional cultural differences.. How is it ANY different than evaluating anything anywhere? A giant corporation with offices in San Fran, Shanghai, London, Singapore, Buenos Aires, A...

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by Antarius
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA merger integration complaint
Replies: 58
Views: 7137

Re: UA FA merger integration complaint

If I understand things - A UA 747, staffed by UA, is put to pasture, and replaced by a 787/777 from the CO side, which requires a CO crew. So, the UA crew end up doing domestic instead of their INTL route to XYZ, correct? Yes. Since UA and CO are not metal integrated, if a pmUA 747 is replaced by a...

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by Antarius
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA merger integration complaint
Replies: 58
Views: 7137

Re: UA FA merger integration complaint

Really? Saying that people who suck at their job and make the rest of the FA and aviation community look bad shouuld be pushed out despite seniority is discriminating? Trust me, if FA scheduling went to a meritocracy, the general opinion of people would go up. I do not understand why the community ...

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by Antarius
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA merger integration complaint
Replies: 58
Views: 7137

Re: UA FA merger integration complaint

I said choose based on quality. Not discriminate against someone old. Big big difference. If you are a 20 year vet who kicks ass, then by all means keep doing so. The problem is we have lots of FAs who stopped giving a damn 2 decades ago and clog up routes. Getting rid of the crap employees no matt...

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by Antarius
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA merger integration complaint
Replies: 58
Views: 7137

Re: UA FA merger integration complaint

yeah discrimination based on age sounds fun. Maybe we should discriminate based off of age, looks, sex, race etc. etc. etc. seriously? :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: Say what? I said choose based on quality. Not discriminate against someone old. Big big difference. If you are a 20 year...

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by Antarius
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA merger integration complaint
Replies: 58
Views: 7137

Re: UA FA merger integration complaint

I wish we could get to a point were seniority wasn't the driving factor on routes. Better FAs should do the long international routes, especially up front, not the longest tenured. Tenure is such a useless deciding factor. Oil and Gas has this same problem . A 20 year veteran who happens to suck is...

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by Antarius
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Florida Couple try stowing cat in checked luggage
Replies: 33
Views: 4673

Re: Florida Couple try stowing cat in checked luggage

A caution here ... nowhere in the article does it say the couple admitted to intentionally packing the cat .. indeed, we haven't heard anything from them at all. Anyone who has had a cat knows that the cat will end up in your suitcase at least once while you are packing it. If you don't notice said...

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by Antarius
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Florida Couple try stowing cat in checked luggage
Replies: 33
Views: 4673

Re: Florida Couple try stowing cat in checked luggage

This is what happens when you charge outrageously high pet fees...article doesn't mention carrier, but just to use DL as an example, $125 each way is often more than the cost of the ticket. Uhhh...okay then. For most people in a western country $125 is a nominal fee. If you can't afford to fly, don...

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by Antarius
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA merger integration complaint
Replies: 58
Views: 7137

Re: UA FA merger integration complaint

I wish we could get to a point were seniority wasn't the driving factor on routes. Better FAs should do the long international routes, especially up front, not the longest tenured. Tenure is such a useless deciding factor. Oil and Gas has this same problem . A 20 year veteran who happens to suck is ...

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by Antarius
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 flying with a missing panel?
Replies: 26
Views: 4321

Re: G4 flying with a missing panel?

Sorry if I'm being stupid here, but does anyone have some form of photo reference, how large is this panel? I'm assuming it was something small. Pilot caught it on walk around, maintenance reviewed and found it not safety critical. There is no way they take off if it was a major panel or something ...

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by Antarius
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 flying with a missing panel?
Replies: 26
Views: 4321

Re: G4 flying with a missing panel?

Quick, everybody panic!

Oy vey... this is why the media is so dangerous with a little bit of information and zero understanding. If it was safety critical, the aircraft would not have flown. Simple.

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by Antarius
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 141
Views: 27917

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

BREECH wrote:
freakyrat wrote:
From the Boeing 737-700 on up the overwing exits are hinged to open upward.

Any justification for that from Boeing?


Way easier to use. Anyone can pull the handle and it opens.

The old plug style doors are heavy.

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by Antarius
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: great article about flight attendants and the 60ft rule
Replies: 28
Views: 7382

Re: great article about flight attendants and the 60ft rule

idratherbeflyin wrote:
What about the E170/175 for example? Those have no overwing exits and the front/rear doors are definitely more than 60 ft. apart.


I was wondering the same thing. The 175 is 100 feet in length, so the distance should be greater than 60 feet by some.

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by Antarius
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization by June
Replies: 67
Views: 4941

Re: Govt. allows 49% FDI in Air India

How likely is it that the Indian government will allow the minority owner to actually introduce any difficult, yet very much needed, changes? Somehow I don't think they would be too willing making any investment pointless. Minority owner? The only restriction was 49% foreign investment. The remaini...

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by Antarius
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and AA resume same catering after listeria found.
Replies: 5
Views: 1572

Re: DL and AA resume same catering after listeris found.

readytotaxi wrote:
Good that Gate Gourmet picked up on this during their own inspection and not a county health inspection and good no one got sick.


Exactly. No harm, no foul so far. Situation was handled well, re mediated and now should be able to resume with no issues.

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by Antarius
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Concorde found stripped at LHR and rotting with waste, rainwater, drilled holes, and infested with rats
Replies: 48
Views: 13596

Re: British Airways Concorde found stripped at LHR and rotting with waste, rainwater, drilled holes, and infested with r

Lol... In other news, extremely large buildings were recently discovered on LHR premises.

Seriously.. its a giant airplane. it was never lost, and certainly wasn't "found" .

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by Antarius
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 86
Views: 25343

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

The progress they have made to date is amazing! I think IST could blow the Gulf and their airlines out of the water: IST is better located geographically; a more diversified economy; an enormous city; in a large country; and is far and away a much more attractive tourist destination (food, people, ...

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by Antarius
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot 787 door ripped off at Changi
Replies: 20
Views: 6957

Re: Scoot 787 door ripped off at Changi

Utah744 wrote:
Another question would be "what would it cost NOT to fix?"


One roll of duct tape

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by Antarius
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 14468

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

There is currently an AA international configuration A330 plying between Aruba and CLT, PHL-SFO etc. for winter months. Makes sense. According to Seat Guru and Seat Maestro there is only one configuration for each of the A330-200 and A330-300...so they're all "international configuration"...

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by Antarius
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 14468

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

Winter months tend to have a lot of widebody slack (due to less europe demand). A lot of airlines, instead of parking them or letting them go idle), deploy them domestically or to vacation destinations. There is currently an AA international configuration A330 plying between Aruba and CLT, PHL-SFO e...

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by Antarius
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Aseman Airlines signs contract for 60 Boeing 737 Max
Replies: 54
Views: 11113

Re: Iran Aseman Airlines signs contract for 60 Boeing 737 Max

However this turns out, Boeing needs to make sure those 727s continue to fly. That should have been written into the contract. They are passenger antiques and need to keep flying. And, while we are on the topic, lets get those 747-100's that Sahara flew, back up in the air as well. Boeing can make ...

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by Antarius
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 52
Views: 6451

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

DFW-AMS was more open, 30-60 seats wasn't unheard of and know many people who went space available on this route. Should be plenty of seats now with the 772 upgrade... Wonder if the loads go up as a result, well atleast amongst the FF community. I avoided this flight like the plague - 767 product +...

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by Antarius
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 52
Views: 6451

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

When I was DFW based, it was a ginormous PITA to park and leave out of A and land in C, especially with a checked bag. Airport Valet solves this issue easily now. Not too much more expensive than overnight parking I solved it by moving to HOU. Now I only hit DFW as a connecting passenger. Kidding -...

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by Antarius
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 52
Views: 6451

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

Wonder how TRIP is doing which appears to be almost over with a total intact of terminal C. Is terminal E satellite in use? If so, by which airline? Wonder if AA will occupy the satellite if no one would use. There's space for a lounge, too. I believe they shelved terminal C for now and are suppose...

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by Antarius
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR A350 coming to ATL
Replies: 17
Views: 2744

Re: QR A350 coming to ATL

Didn't ATL open the second A380 gate? $14M down the drain. QR has 8 a380s. Why would you expect them to use one of those 8 to ATL?? I see. Why did they throw a temper tantrum when DL didn't give up the lone gate last minute? That was a one off. Regardless, QR throws temper tantrums repeatedly, its ...

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by Antarius
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR A350 coming to ATL
Replies: 17
Views: 2744

Re: QR A350 coming to ATL

dtw2hyd wrote:
Didn't ATL open the second A380 gate? $14M down the drain.


QR has 8 a380s. Why would you expect them to use one of those 8 to ATL??

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by Antarius
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 19431

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

I mean, given that New York doesn't have any airports that aren't an embarrassment to the entire country... No kidding. how could BA continue a prestigious London-NYC experience? Rebuild LHR and JFK to not suck. :x Oh be fair, T5 and T2 are new builds, T3 is nice and quiet out peak and T4 is an oas...

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by Antarius
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 19431

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

I mean, given that New York doesn't have any airports that aren't an embarrassment to the entire country... No kidding. how could BA continue a prestigious London-NYC experience? Rebuild LHR and JFK to not suck. :x Just JFK. You have LCY on the east side for a brilliant experience ;) Touche. LCY is...

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by Antarius
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 19431

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

747-600X wrote:
I mean, given that New York doesn't have any airports that aren't an embarrassment to the entire country...


No kidding.

how could BA continue a prestigious London-NYC experience? Rebuild LHR and JFK to not suck. :x

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by Antarius
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Airbus start up the A340 program again ?
Replies: 78
Views: 10333

Re: Would Airbus start up the A340 program again ?

To be fair, 70% of 777X order are from ME3. The sales figure is nothing to write home about. The thing that affect 777X order is the fact that most airlines that need that capacity already has tons of 77W's, and most of them are relatively young and nowhere closed to being replaced. Those that does...

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by Antarius
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Tails at BNA?
Replies: 9
Views: 2250

Re: Virgin Tails at BNA?

XAM2175 wrote:
Don't know the exact routings for these birds but one used in the past to get a VA E190 there for maintenance was BNE - APW (Apia, Samoa) - HNL - VNY (LA/Van Nuys) - BNA.


HNL-VNY is 2600 miles, which is beyond the max range of a E190. So maybe they did have to do some mods, or stop elsewhere.

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by Antarius
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Airbus start up the A340 program again ?
Replies: 78
Views: 10333

Re: Would Airbus start up the A340 program again ?

It doesn't need more than that. A350 is in the sweet spot, just like A330 was (and still is). VERY few airlines need more seats than that, and the horrible sales of 777X is the proof of that. Airlines in their silliness prefer frequency over capacity. It's stupid, uneconomical, bad for the environm...

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by Antarius
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane blown into bulding, Malta
Replies: 24
Views: 5837

Re: Plane blown into bulding, Malta

Aesma wrote:
Can chocks be "jumped" if strong winds lift the aircraft, or are they usually attached to the wheels ?


Chocks can be jumped. Apparently very strong winds were in the forecast - typically in this case the aircraft is tied down.

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by Antarius
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Tails at BNA?
Replies: 9
Views: 2250

Re: Virgin Tails at BNA?

Polot wrote:
Cubsrule wrote:
They are Virgin Australia EJets and have been at Embraer for a while. I don’t know why.

The why is easy. VA is retiring the E190s and they are currently parked awaiting a new home.


How do they get an E190 from Australia to BNA? Temporary fuel tanks?

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by Antarius
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Watchdog group accuses Lufthansa of Price Hikes in wake of Air Berlin Bankruptcy
Replies: 62
Views: 5764

Re: Watchdong group accuses Lufthansa of Price Hikes in wak of Air Berlin Bankruptcy

kiowa wrote:
Darn watchdong groups.


Amazing they can watch their dongs and LH prices at the same time...

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by Antarius
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia A333 stuck at LKO due to technical reasons
Replies: 21
Views: 4271

Re: Saudia A333 stuck at LKO due to technical reasons

The headlines about this are funny..."Narrow Escape for Saudia Passengers"

In other news- Near disaster averted due to catering mishap?

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by Antarius
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbnb airline ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1654

Re: Airbnb airline ?

My read of the article is Airbnb will be like Kayak or Priceline, offering bundled airfare with lodging. Book and Airbnb + Airfare and save! type things. The whole business model of Airbnb is predicated around not having massive sunk capital - I do not see any reason they change that to start a low ...

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by Antarius
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard
Replies: 94
Views: 19030

Re: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard

I have boarded the wrong flight before - not sure how I made it through but I was supposed to be flying DFW-DTW and in my sleepy 5:30 am daze went to the next gate and walked on. Sat in my seat, had my coat hung and only realized when the pilot said welcome aboard our non stop service to Minneapolis...

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by Antarius
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and the 767
Replies: 100
Views: 16326

Re: British Airways and the 767

redroo wrote:
Or if BA offered flights from other cities to JFK you would see a widebody cycle through the network. We can only dream of daily BA service from JFK to BFS, GLA, EDI, NCL, MAN and BHX.


More likely we see 321LRs doing that route vs a widebody.

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by Antarius
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and the 767
Replies: 100
Views: 16326

Re: British Airways and the 767

What was outdated about the 767? Its not like BA shorthaul fleet has nice modern things like IFE etc... All you get is a seat.. and IMO I'd prefer a 2-3-2 with 32" pitch vs a 3-3 with 29" and DVT as a result. Good for you, that is the amazing thing about opinions :) I saw it outdated, cre...

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by Antarius
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and the 767
Replies: 100
Views: 16326

Re: British Airways and the 767

As a frequent sufferer in the past of the BA's "cargo" flights LHR<>MAD on 767, the sooner they are gone, the better. Noisy, uncomfortable and outdated. Cant wait for the farewell. What was outdated about the 767? Its not like BA shorthaul fleet has nice modern things like IFE etc... All ...

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by Antarius
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's behind Finnair's success? Can OK learn from it?
Replies: 50
Views: 6978

Re: What's behind Finnair's success? Can OK learn from it?

OK has many lessons to learn from AY and other airlines, but unfortunately they may not help very much. Finnair's success is based on about three things: 1. Geographic location 2. Better than average management 3. Luck with fleet acquisition, particularly 350: got 350XWB at the price of 350original...

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by Antarius
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84400

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

Seems another calculated news story to take the focus off the 747 which is really the plane these questions should be asked about. Seems another calculated post to take the focus off the A380 which is really the plane these questions are and should be asked about. Boeing has already come out and sa...

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by Antarius
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84400

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

I have to respect your POV, because you made it! But could you explain to all of us when the LHR 3rd runway was approved - is it being built as we speak, and what is the projected operational start date? Thanks for that minor clarification As for DWC, there is no money available in Dubai to continu...

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by Antarius
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERI ~ Erie, PA Airport closed for 2nd day
Replies: 8
Views: 1671

Re: ERI ~ Erie, PA Airport closed for 2nd day

60 inches of snow over 48 hours? Kudos to anyone who can keep flight operations going in that. http://www.goerie.com/news/20171227/historic-storm-drops-60-inches-of-snow-on-erie Insane. Stockholm Arlanda would be the only place that may be able to pull it off - but they have a team of like 150 dedi...

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by Antarius
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017: In memoriam
Replies: 20
Views: 2922

Re: 2107: Im memoriam

Unless you can time travel, 2107 is a long way away.

Kidding!

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