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by FlyingColours
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Anyone else collects fuselage skin tags?
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

Re: Anyone else collects fuselage skin tags?

Where on earth did they get part of an SR-71 to use? I didn't think any had been scrapped but instead sent to museums?

Phil
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by FlyingColours
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 87
Views: 24588

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

The 787-10 is a surprise addition (as it wasn't mentioned at first) and comes in the Premium Deluxe version but yeah, I know what you mean regarding the GA. But, as I said earlier, there are lots of folks to cater to and PMDG has already announced that they are making their existing fleets for MSFS2...

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by FlyingColours
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 87
Views: 24588

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

I've downloaded the premium edition, almost time to dust off the old CH yoke and pedals! I'm curious what everyone will be using, I tend to fly the jetliners more than the small props so it will be interesting to see what types of add-ons are out there. When you say you've downloaded the premium ed...

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by FlyingColours
Fri May 22, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 29998

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

Virgin had previously announced that they were dropping MAN-LAS however now that the 747s have gone they have axed it for the remainder of this summer too :/ I was booked on the A330s (300 out 200 back) at the end of September, they've just e-mailed me to tell me and inform me of the "good news...

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by FlyingColours
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: David Cameron's bodyguard leaves loaded gun in loo of BA flight
Replies: 10
Views: 2348

Re: David Cameron's bodyguard leaves loaded gun in loo of BA flight

Does Cameron really still need bodyguards? Is he on hitlists? I am just asking. I mean past US presidents or say Thatcher were still hated by some. Blair also seems more controversial still. But In Holland or Scandinavia you can just see current or past (prime) ministers on the streets and in publi...

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by FlyingColours
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Humorous Sayings and Humorous Cliches on A.net
Replies: 20
Views: 1687

Re: Humorous Sayings and Humorous Cliches on A.net

Glad to help matey :) I remember a brief period where you seemed to be getting banned for anything so made a little comic strip and posted that (which I'm fairly sure resulted in a ban) I found it so funny I saved it (to an old PC so no hope of finding it). Mods - Not trying to discuss an individual...

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by FlyingColours
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Humorous Sayings and Humorous Cliches on A.net
Replies: 20
Views: 1687

Re: Humorous Sayings and Humorous Cliches on A.net

I miss "Birdwatching" he was awesome :(

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by FlyingColours
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aer Lingus L-1011 question
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

Re: Aer Lingus L-1011 question

I recall seeing one at EWR. http://www.flickr.com/photos/elevationair/36956288450 That's definitely not at Newark... too green! That's because it's Dublin ;) The text which accompanies it says it was taken at Dublin with the Tri-Star heading out to Newark and that Aer Lingus were hiring in the L101...

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by FlyingColours
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL’s BOS Hub
Replies: 55
Views: 12165

Re: DL’s BOS Hub

Well they are taking over the MAN flights from VS from April/May 2020, upping the frequency to daily from what I think is a 3x per week A330 at the minute (it should be going onto a 757 with Delta).

I am sure they announced a few more European destinations at the same time.

Phil
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by FlyingColours
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two AA flights diverted to Dublin
Replies: 41
Views: 12236

Re: Two AA flights diverted to Dublin

I think we are getting sidetracked into a discussion about the ETOPS dispatch regs for an inoperative APU rather than focusing on the fact that two crew fell unconscious on a flight due to an odour which the airline claimed was washing up liquid and won't comment further. Not being funny, I seriousl...

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by FlyingColours
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217579

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

With regards to the store purchases, Hays has an agreement with the landlords of them for 6 months so they have effectively saved them in the here & now (and therefore saving jobs but also meaning that good staff don't get lost to competition). They have already said they will be closing some st...

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by FlyingColours
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukranian plane on fire in Sharm El Sheikh
Replies: 19
Views: 6185

Re: Ukranian plane on fire in Sharm El Sheikh

We were told that usually in these type of circumstances the safest place to be is to remain in the cabin. Also yes, as the aircraft comes to a stop the cabin crew will begin to disarm the doors. They should however be aware that they may need to re-arm and evacuate as what we used to get occasional...

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by FlyingColours
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airline still censoring movie content
Replies: 24
Views: 1732

Re: Airline still censoring movie content

Here's the thing, and I honestly don't know the answer. Why are they still censoring? Airlines used to censor movies, removing swear words, and sex scenes, to make them PG friendly for people who were traveling with children. however, that was when they had one screen up for everyone to watch one m...

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by FlyingColours
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Down memory lane: farewell flight on El Al's 747 (JCL seat)
Replies: 13
Views: 14378

Re: Down memory lane: farewell flight on El Al's 747 (JCL seat)

Wow that was a really good report with some awesome pictures, even the little details will be sorely missed so it's good to see those too :)

Phil
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by FlyingColours
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 28486

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

If I may chime in regarding MT, it has nothing to do with My Travel and goes all the way back to the days of Flying Colours, it remained as their IATA code througout their time as JMC and later Thomas Cook. The fact it remained following the merger with MyTravel was purely a fortunate coincidence. I...

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by FlyingColours
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217579

Re: Updated: Thomas Cook Files for U.S. Bankruptcy Protection

Probably nothing, but all the MT flights at Birmingham will be parked on the remote stands tonight. Normally would be a few on contact stands. Hoping for the best. Stands 82, 81, 75, 76. All remotes. It’s getting close to midnight, the key will be for those aircraft what happens to MT1248 which is ...

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by FlyingColours
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217579

Re: Updated: Thomas Cook Files for U.S. Bankruptcy Protection

I've been keeping out of this but... They've now asked the Government for "a bailout" - unless they are simply asking for the £200 million as a temporary loan for a few weeks they are toast, there is no way the government would do it and that's not even considering that the other airlines ...

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by FlyingColours
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217579

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

The latest according to the BBC is that the group is in talks for a £750 million rescue package. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48960685 It goes on to say that if it goes through Fosun would be a large minority stakeholder in the airline, I do wonder if this rescue package would mean they would...

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by FlyingColours
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?
Replies: 23
Views: 7676

Re: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?

I remember back in 2006 during my summer with First Choice Airways, I worked an A320 from Manchester to Malaga on the first flight of the season. It was a pretty much full load on the way out but the return flight which would normally be empty had 2 passengers on it who had booked a seat only ticket...

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by FlyingColours
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'We're anti-influencer': ice-cream truck makes Instagram 'stars' pay double
Replies: 12
Views: 1893

Re: 'We're anti-influencer': ice-cream truck makes Instagram 'stars' pay double

There was a story that the BBC carried (and then other outlets followed - barring ITV for obvious reasons) where a "Reality TV" show, "The Real Housewives of Cheshire" (a spin off of the countless American versions filled with the same shouty type women and fake situarions) was i...

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by FlyingColours
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?
Replies: 28
Views: 4527

Re: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?

I've read somewhere that AS once had a 732 that had parts from the British Airtours 732 that caught fire in Manchester, as well as the 732 that flew Aloha 243. Given the state G-BGJL was in after the Manchester Air Disaster I seriously doubt there was anything salvageable from the aircraft other th...

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by FlyingColours
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack
Replies: 29
Views: 3771

Re: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack

Kind of reminds me of this one (which had a happy ending) where Dolce & Gabbana sued a Scottish garage named "David & George" over their "D&G" name... https://irenebrination.typepad.com/irenebrination_notes_on_a/2012/03/dg-fife-garage.html In the end the fashion compa...

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by FlyingColours
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shoes, feet...
Replies: 31
Views: 2914

Re: Shoes, feet...

I have one pair of dress shoes, one pair of casual "walking shoes / sneakers" and a pair of Steel Toe Cap boots which is my preferred choice of footwear for every occasion (even on holiday). The main reason could be that they are comfy and safe or that I'm cheap and haven't had to buy any ...

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by FlyingColours
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?
Replies: 28
Views: 4527

Re: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?

I'd forgot about this one however the right wing from the DC-9 which was involved in the fire on Air Canada Flight 797 was removed and sold to Ozark Air Lines who used it to replace a DC-9 wing which had been destroyed in a serious collision. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Canada_Flight_797 and h...

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by FlyingColours
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?
Replies: 28
Views: 4527

Re: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?

Supposedly there are still pieces of the Lockerbie Pan Am 747 stored in a scrapyard, for legal reasons. Correct, the wreckage of N739PA is still kept at a scrapyard in-case of any further legal cases brought on by the bomibing of flight 103. It has been kept in a separate part of the site and is be...

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by FlyingColours
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 7565

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

You guys are right, I use Google Docs quite a lot both at home and at work and the difference between the home & office is astounding, at home on a new machine with high speed connection it works like a dream but in the office it's very slow and awkward to use due to lag. I like using Google Doc...

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by FlyingColours
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Eastern II fail?
Replies: 11
Views: 2244

Re: Why did Eastern II fail?

I'm sorry you guys, but....is it really THAT hard???? Well, it's obviously not that clear. When people use names such as Eastern II, Braniff II and Pan Am II, it's not exactly crystal clear which iteration of the airline they are talking about. Very True, I've just finished the script on an upcomin...

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by FlyingColours
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 7565

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

That'll be interesting, though a shame if we'd have to pay a 3rd time for FSX. Still, it should be cheaper than scrapping all the paid add-ons ;)

Phil
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by FlyingColours
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TWA Paris to New York by 767-200 in 2001 - when the TWA terminal was a terminal
Replies: 20
Views: 9820

Re: TWA Paris to New York by 767-200 in 2001 - when the TWA terminal was a terminal

A very enjoyable trip report, thanks for sharing :)

Phil
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by FlyingColours
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 7565

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

I finally bit the bullet and bought a new custom built PC a few months back as my 7 year old machine which had been punching well above its weight was finally struggling to play most games besides ETS2 and ATS (until the Oregon expansion pack which effectively rendered that off limits). I eventually...

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by FlyingColours
Fri May 31, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR planned distruption 18 June - Eco activists
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Re: LHR planned distruption 18 June - Eco activists

Something needs to be done, the government needs to make them a proscribed group like so many right wing groups that they are quick to ban. Given the police and army won't be able to locate the drone operators they've got to tackle it a different way. Eco Terrorism is just that, terrorism. Phil Flyi...

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by FlyingColours
Wed May 29, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 123545

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Well it appears Condor will start its seasonal 2x weekly FRA-PHX on April 4th for 2020 before going 3x weekly in May. I have a feeling this will be tweaked again before the final schedule is published. This would be an entire new month from its current 2019 schedule of May-October at 3x weekly, may...

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by FlyingColours
Fri May 24, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal
Replies: 30
Views: 2826

Re: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal

Give over, I said there is a feeling of distrust and that it is generally from all sides. Regarding the evidence that the BBC isn't being critical of the UK Government, have you ever read the BBC News website? It's full of anti-government stories as well as anti-opposition stories, anti-brexit (but ...

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by FlyingColours
Wed May 22, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal
Replies: 30
Views: 2826

Re: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal

Well the only real solution is education, teach critical thinking and people won't fall for the first thing seen on facebook. Easier said than done. A very long term solution. A bit hard to reeducate the 2 or 3 generations that have already been corrupted, so we will just have to wait until they go...

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by FlyingColours
Tue May 21, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Painting liveries when decals unavailable on model
Replies: 2
Views: 3517

Re: Painting liveries when decals unavailable on model

I know you have said you have done several hours of searching on google so this may be covered but perhaps there is a company/person on ebay who can produce transfers for you. I remember a good few years ago that Bachmann had a model train which was only available in 3 liveries at the time but one g...

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by FlyingColours
Mon May 20, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217579

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

They are having to do this due to all the press attention that the company has been getting and the subsequent influx of concerned passengers/holidaymakers who are worried and asking questions. Yes it is easy to draw parallels between the "business as usual" tweets from the Thomas Cook sta...

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by FlyingColours
Thu May 16, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 10478

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

The biggest risk to the sector is people being priced out of flying, all it takes are governments to start adding "green taxes" etc to airfares in an attempt to assuage the green groups. Not that this does much good either as green taxes have been wasted before... But I'll be damned if som...

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by FlyingColours
Wed May 15, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant
Replies: 56
Views: 11727

Re: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant

$2000 a month anywhere I would imagine is basically a poverty wage. $24,000 annually? Yikes!!! Perhaps in the USA but in the UK £24,000 would be a very good wage, however don't forget that the difference in exchange rates mean that currently on today's (rather poor rate of 1.29) £24,000 works out a...

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by FlyingColours
Wed May 15, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 12632

Re: Airliners.net dating

I used Match and it was a waste of time with fake accounts purely there to get you to keep paying your monthly subscription. I met my wife on Match and we have been together for 14 years. I found it difficult to meet people that interested me in traditional ways whilst being a long haul pilot due t...

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by FlyingColours
Tue May 14, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Seat change - forced
Replies: 19
Views: 3975

Re: Seat change - forced

Well I've got to ask, how come you didn't ask when raising the issue with the gate agent? I'm sure they would have gave you some excuse.

Phil
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by FlyingColours
Fri May 10, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 12632

Re: Airliners.net dating

Tinder and Bumble suck so I figured I'll try to make a dating section on airliners.net where I'll at least have aviation in common with other people. It's open to anyone with an a.net account Plus I'm bored lol. So lets try this! I'm TWA772LR, a straight, male, Houston transplant in Denver who love...

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by FlyingColours
Sun May 05, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline owning a airport
Replies: 60
Views: 7465

Re: Airline owning a airport

Sutton Harbour Holdings who owned Plymouth Airport in the UK also owned Air South West - not to be confused with Southwest Airlines ;) They launched the airline to coincide with British Airways axing their flights from the airport and actually did quite well, until BA came back along with several ot...

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by FlyingColours
Sat May 04, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 43967

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

With the exception of 1 or 2 years, Miami Air have been regulars at AMS every summer since 2007. Operating summer-leases for Martinair, Transavia and Tui. In fact the accident aircraft was scheduled to operate out of AMS this year again. Around AMS they are known as a very reliable and professional...

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by FlyingColours
Thu May 02, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Lifespan Of A Single Commercial Airframe
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: Shortest Lifespan Of A Single Commercial Airframe

GOL1907 which had a midair with the business jet over the Amazon in 2008 was a 737-800 which was less than 3 weeks old. How old was the Air France A320 that crashed at the air show? Come to think of it, in the early years of jets there were quite a few early hull losses from the Comet to the 707 and...

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by FlyingColours
Wed May 01, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: Air Transat in Talks of Selling the Company
Replies: 64
Views: 13632

Re: Media: Air Transat in Talks of Selling the Company

Have the foreign ownership rules been relaxed? I recall the issue when Canada 3000 first launched in the 80s and was majority owned by Air 2000 from the UK, they were forced to sell up. I think Thomas Cook would be the ideal partner but they haven't got the money, if the Chinese bidder bought Thomas...

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by FlyingColours
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 10055

Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48106068

Phil
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Security alert on an inbound Easyjet flight according to the BBC now, a suspicious package apparently.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48106068

Phil
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by FlyingColours
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting EVERY SR-71 Blackbird - HabuQuest
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Visiting EVERY SR-71 Blackbird - HabuQuest

Wow! A great story mate with a fair bit of luck too by the sound of it :)

Good luck on getting number 30 ;)

Phil
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by FlyingColours
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 6060

Re: Your first...

Good idea :) ...European airport: Manchester (MAN) ...N-American airport: Bagor, Maine (BGR) en route to MCO ...S-American airport: Grenada (GND) - as Crew en route to Tabago then Barbados, the good old Triple Drop days ;) ...Asian airport: None ...African airport: LPA unless that doesn't count then...

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by FlyingColours
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contingency planning at major international airports
Replies: 21
Views: 3878

Re: Contingency planning at major international airports

I recall an airport where the runway had been effectively cut in half by a lava flow, the airport is still open but with a reduced length runway though I can't recall its name.

Phil
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by FlyingColours
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?
Replies: 84
Views: 8209

Re: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?

I've got my first one booked for later this year, MIA-ATL with DL. As it's part of a return leg to Manchester with VS we've been assigned the Comfort Plus cabin meaning no seat next to the engine for me :/ Still it should be fun to finally get a Mad Dog in the book :)

Phil
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