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by vahancrazy
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q4 2020
Replies: 294
Views: 41550

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q4 2020

If Boeing had fixed in April 2019 by new training for Max pilots (and different from NG): 1) they would have avoided all this ban, right? 2) I do not expect airlines would have cancelled in mass because it was still MAX or nothing given the queue for A320 family. Therefore, the subsequent cost would...

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by vahancrazy
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1466
Views: 350867

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

Alitalia is the representation of everything bad in Italian society!

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by vahancrazy
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways (BA) introducing new First Class suites with doors.
Replies: 72
Views: 16239

Re: British Airways (BA) introducing new First Class suites with doors.

Those seats look like the chemical toilette at music festival with a TV screen upgrade... No thanks!

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by vahancrazy
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 490
Views: 39895

Re: TAP A321NEO retro livery

The A330 not, but the A321neo retro is a must have for the model collection!

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by vahancrazy
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR
Replies: 231
Views: 38307

Re: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR

The XLR I guess would be a gamechanger, similar to the 757 back in the 80/90s, but with the fleet commonality, this bird must be an even greater success than the popular 757. Would be interested to see which airlines will choose to install a proper business class rather than the 3x3 with middle sea...

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by vahancrazy
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 213
Views: 11122

Re: Airlines practicing social distancing in their cabins

Flew Lufthansa on Saturday; 2 intra-Europe flights. Flights +95% packed. Everyone wearing mask.

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by vahancrazy
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 19608

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

[...] I do wonder why private aircraft often have such old style decor. If I had a private yet, it would have a modern and/or cozy style. And a jacuzzi, sauna and small indoor ski slope :-) It seems most of people buying the most expensive yacht / aircraft / villas lack of personal taste and accept...

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by vahancrazy
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 5775

Re: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?

Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
vahancrazy wrote:
Also HEL is aircraft clear on Google maps


Not entirely for me on android app. Can see a few turbopropps and a smaller CRJ200 or similar.


Ah, true. I had checked Terminal 2 side. Thanks!

... Just sad to see such empty airports pictures.

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by vahancrazy
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 5775

Re: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?

Also HEL is aircraft clear on Google maps

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by vahancrazy
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 172
Views: 19978

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

If you destroy the national brand, you will be exposed to more competitors. European countries have centuries or even thousand years of tradition. Thus, a national brand still has a value. If you kill Austrian brand, LH brand is as powerful as TAP, EVA air or Avianca. The same is true for IAG group ...

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by vahancrazy
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic to terminate 19 routes from Riga in summer 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 2879

Re: airBaltic to terminate 19 routes from Riga in summer 2020

I expect most of those to be for summer and autumn at worst given COVID-19 evolution
For example, they announced Tampere will resume in autumn

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by vahancrazy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newspaper: SAS is working on a new airline
Replies: 57
Views: 9934

Re: Newspaper: SAS is working on a new airline

Finnair does a bunch of outsourcing of crew and I would expect that to continue and probably be pushed to further extremes in the future. It is telling that Finnair has yet to order any A320Neos despite the fact that their Ceo fleet, minus about a dozen A321s, is rapidly approaching 20 years old. I...

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by vahancrazy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 25767

Re: FAA suspends US carrier overflights over entire Gulf Region

Sad story and a bit sad it is in civil aviation forum; no comments about politics.

As long as it is FAA only, ME3 carriers do not care and can overfly the area unless mil/jet take off, no?

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by vahancrazy
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Berlin Tegel recover so quickly after Air Berlin's collapse?
Replies: 11
Views: 4004

Re: How did Berlin Tegel recover so quickly after Air Berlin's collapse?

Well, as stated easyjet does/did NOT take over all the traffic, since they do NOT hub. So easyjet's presence does NOT explain the rapid recovery fully. True! For HUB and intercontinental flights, all the capacity was covered by LH, BA, AF, KL, SK, etc. Air Berlin had no really unique destination. T...

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by vahancrazy
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FRA "minor collision" KE + SW
Replies: 9
Views: 3429

Re: FRA "minor collision" KE + SW

Maybe it's time for planes to feature proxomity sensors like in cars in our days? I mean, those kind of incidents happen at least onece a month recently (correct me if I'm wrong). I wonder about this too. I mean, those things are damn small and easy to attach to a car.. how can it be that more comp...

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by vahancrazy
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22943

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

I’m almost convinced but please let’s go a bit longer because I still have the feeling a sandwich isn’t worthy of an outrage. Can someone help? OK, let s see if we have similar ideas! LH has high flight tickets because it has treated its flyers properly until now. When I fly intra EU I often need t...

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by vahancrazy
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22943

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

I’m almost convinced but please let’s go a bit longer because I still have the feeling a sandwich isn’t worthy of an outrage. Can someone help? OK, let s see if we have similar ideas! LH has high flight tickets because it has treated its flyers properly until now. When I fly intra EU I often need t...

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by vahancrazy
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1466
Views: 350867

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Scotron12 wrote:
Weird they cannot make money...must be something very wrong.


It depends how many salaries and bonus you want to pay on top of normal operations.

Italia represent Italian mafia, from an Italian point of view.

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by vahancrazy
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China's Guilin Air pilot gets lifetime flying ban for allowing internet sensational girl into cockpit mid-flight
Replies: 26
Views: 6981

Re: China's Guilin Air pilot gets lifetime flying ban for allowing internet sensational girl into cockpit mid-flight

Is the pilot banned for life in China? What stops him from applying for a pilot job in the US or Europe? I read as he is banned from the specific airlines atm and might be in the country later. Nevertheless, nothing prevents him from applying. His flight records prevents him from getting a new job ...

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by vahancrazy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 59004

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

I thinks it’s rather telling that a single route cut will cost 130 jobs. Whilst very sad, that’s a huge number of jobs to go for a single route. Whilst airport jobs make sense, a seperate crew group for a single port with the associated overheads is a significant cost when competing against other c...

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by vahancrazy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 59004

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

I thinks it’s rather telling that a single route cut will cost 130 jobs. Whilst very sad, that’s a huge number of jobs to go for a single route. Whilst airport jobs make sense, a seperate crew group for a single port with the associated overheads is a significant cost when competing against other c...

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by vahancrazy
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines selling extremely tight airport connections
Replies: 45
Views: 10623

Re: Airlines selling extremely tight airport connections

Here a fun of Lufthansa 40min transfer time. Sometime a bit challenging but works nicely

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by vahancrazy
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 38182

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

Having international flights at one airport and domestic at another one is a very bad idea... Perhaps AMLO does not realise that some people actually make connections. This approach was tried in Canada years ago in Montreal, with new YMX handling international, and old YUL domestic, with connecting...

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by vahancrazy
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes
Replies: 57
Views: 10411

Re: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes

Perhaps I am the odd one out but I've found I am almost unable to fart on long haul flights. I guess the cabin pressure has an effect on my gut, now after we land it is a different matter. I must say that pressure difference in body and outside should make farting easier, IMHO. Of course, it is not...

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by vahancrazy
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet forced to compensate for weather related cancellation
Replies: 38
Views: 6922

Re: Easyjet forced to compensate for weather related cancellation

[...] You cant change nature, you can only let it run its course. While I usually do agree with consumer friendly laws and court rulings, weather delays and other "acts of God" shouldnt be the reason for compensation.[...] . Hei TWA772LR, I understand your point. While legitimate, I think...

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by vahancrazy
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?
Replies: 87
Views: 15678

Re: Does anyone REALLY think Istanbul Atatürk will become the world's busiest in the near future?

Aesma wrote:
What about longer legged planes ? Why would I want to connect in Turkey if there are more and more non-stop options available ?


Because this is a.net and there are two popular myths:
- n/b only for flights under 3h
- better one stop the long flights

;)

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by vahancrazy
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 144145

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

Blue tail till the bottom, SAS maxy text, national flags colour...for sure this cannot be called eurowhite nor eurogrey.

On my taste, one of the few good ones recently

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by vahancrazy
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1466
Views: 350867

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

If you look at the huge transformation that Trenitalia underwent under the current management, there is hope. Trenitalia used to be a collection of dirty trains without airconditioning, unreliable services, frequent accidents. Now they boast a new fleet that puts other European countries to shame w...

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by vahancrazy
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa starts MEX
Replies: 20
Views: 4350

Re: Conviasa starts MEX

This has to be a cruel joke. A 4+ hr flight on an E190? [...] 4h in an E90 can be not better nor worst than 4h in a 737 or A380 when the seat is equally good. It is up to every single passenger to discriminate whether to book a route or not according to airliners size. In the specific.... Conviasa(...

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by vahancrazy
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD90 vs B737 Max
Replies: 50
Views: 10141

Re: MD90 vs B737 Max

[...] It would be nice to have a third major narrow-body line still running, but the market apparently decided that two is fine. However, if production slots still reach out several years, maybe something will come in to take the near-term demand. [..] ! Hei, I disagree with you on this. It seems t...

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by vahancrazy
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Powerbank causes fire on China Eastern A320neo MU2809 NKG-XMN
Replies: 22
Views: 7926

Re: Powerbank causes fire on China Eastern A320neo MU2809 NKG-XMN

[...] In addition, China aviation authority only allow certain capacity (mAh) powerbank to be brought on board as hand carry. Those beyond prescribed capacity (mAh) will be confiscated at the check in counter. Saying this based on personal experience. Left two high capacity powerbank behind due to ...

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by vahancrazy
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at Samaritan's Purse? Another DC8?
Replies: 11
Views: 3047

Re: What's going on at Samaritan's Purse? Another DC8?

For non experts but enthusiasts: can some compare to compare the consumption for such DC 8 and a moder cargo like A330 orB777 on... Let s say 2500nm and 5000nm route? (both in amount of fuel and $$$) The very low cycle rate of an operation like this means acquisition costs are more important than o...

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by vahancrazy
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Powerbank causes fire on China Eastern A320neo MU2809 NKG-XMN
Replies: 22
Views: 7926

Re: Powerbank causes fire on China Eastern A320neo MU2809 NKG-XMN

My concern isn’t so much them being in the cabin, that’s manageable. My concern is how many people put these in their checked luggage. Or other bigger batteries like those that are being built into suit cases. I agree with you. Sadly, I do not think we can really expet such measurement to be enforc...

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by vahancrazy
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at Samaritan's Purse? Another DC8?
Replies: 11
Views: 3047

Re: What's going on at Samaritan's Purse? Another DC8?

For non experts but enthusiasts: can some compare to compare the consumption for such DC 8 and a moder cargo like A330 orB777 on... Let s say 2500nm and 5000nm route? (both in amount of fuel and $$$)

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by vahancrazy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Dolomiti to double fleet size
Replies: 13
Views: 3490

Re: Air Dolomiti to double fleet size

Italians are somehow conservatives and like the Italian feeling when interacting with companies. Also, foreigner have a positive perception of travels to Italy. By using Air Dolomiti, I see both positive effect on accounting and travellers experience.

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by vahancrazy
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320neo vs B737max
Replies: 69
Views: 15858

Re: A320neo vs B737max

I was thinking about a hypothetical startup airline that is offered an A320neo or a B737max for the exact same price and the same delivery date , with the appropriate LEAP engine. This hypothetical contract is before the MAX crashes. In this hypothetical case, it seems to me that the A320neo would ...

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by vahancrazy
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 146
Views: 27383

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

Delta28L wrote:
How much longer till other countries issue warnings about traveling to Hong Kong?


I expected that warning after the safety warning for travelling to China

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by vahancrazy
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 11614

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

No water in plastic battle? The solution is one fart away:
1) drink tap water. There are water stations or, if the toilette is clean, there are the sinks.
2) buy water in a paper box. Trees can be cut and plant again if you follow a smart business model. That's how it works in Finland.

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by vahancrazy
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia and Turkey Discuss Joint Production of Airliners and Helicopters
Replies: 11
Views: 3000

Re: Turkey to jointly build Sukhoi Superjet and MC21

Turkey would do well to talk to other nations to learn about how partnering with the Russians usually ends up. Meanwhile MC-21 has a lot of US tech on it, so it's a move that will gain independence from US influences: Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irkut_MC-21 Thanks for the reminder on MC-21. ...

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by vahancrazy
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia and Turkey Discuss Joint Production of Airliners and Helicopters
Replies: 11
Views: 3000

Re: Turkey to jointly build Sukhoi Superjet and MC21

Wow! That's interesting and seems highly risky. It would make sense if they could open factories in Turkey. Why highly risky? The technology transfer? A bit of that but more about long run producing and airplane maintenance culture. It is my understanding that while an ok machine, the superjet has ...

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by vahancrazy
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia and Turkey Discuss Joint Production of Airliners and Helicopters
Replies: 11
Views: 3000

Re: Turkey to jointly build Sukhoi Superjet and MC21

Wow! That's interesting and seems highly risky.
It would make sense if they could open factories in Turkey.

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by vahancrazy
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 68
Views: 16013

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

Next question: are all luggages properly checked in order to make sure no battery is in the cargo hold? I would expect there would be no practical way of doing so. I thought the same. However, if you cannot check the luggages, it is impossible to guarantee no batteries, mobile phones, etc. are in t...

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by vahancrazy
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 68
Views: 16013

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

Next question: are all luggages properly checked in order to make sure no battery is in the cargo hold?

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by vahancrazy
Tue May 07, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?
Replies: 32
Views: 5103

Re: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?

I expect result similar to MD-11and A340-600.
In this case: A380 retired by 2030 with a couple of possible longer users (mainly EK)

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by vahancrazy
Sat May 04, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1466
Views: 350867

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

.... typical miserable Italian story!

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by vahancrazy
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage
Replies: 98
Views: 18927

Re: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage

How do you know? Do you think other nationalities don't go on strike? Ryanair pilots from Belgium, Germany, Ireland and Sweden have also refused to work. And so did Ryanair staff in Italy, Portugal and Spain. Don't hire anyone from all those countries. Problem solved. Sure. Beaware, labour law in I...

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by vahancrazy
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 21660

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

I respect myself enough to stop flying rather than using that thing if the next seat category is too much expensive!

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by vahancrazy
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual jet bridge boarding
Replies: 51
Views: 9394

Re: Dual jet bridge boarding

DENTK wrote:
Going out on a whim here, but maybe it's because the gate you boarded from only had a single jet bridge?

The question change a bit then: why in the US double jet bridge gates are not as common as in EU or Asia?

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by vahancrazy
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?
Replies: 127
Views: 18236

Re: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?

Hei, I read all thread which provides some useful info. It was mentioned several times that Boeing /Airbus did not need a new NB design because they could improve the existing product. This would save billions from development costs for them plus introduce a more economical airplane for the airline ...

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by vahancrazy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 26029

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

Honestly, I just love when taking E190/E195 or similar in FRA and travelling all the apron by bus: great opportunity to see a lot of action! HEL used to have plenty of remote stand utilisation. Not much anymore. Italy is a country with minimal jetbridge apart for main airports. All in all, the main ...

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