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by FlyingColours
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 39893

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: 22
Views: 5960

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: 1688

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: 3840

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: 3313

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: 2483

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: 3840

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: 3840

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: 6544

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: 2042

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: 6544

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: 7884

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: 6544

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: 288

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: 477
Views: 58239

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: 2665

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: 2665

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: 1762

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 Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 39893

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: 9393

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: 11101

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: 10106

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: 3691

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: 10106

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: 7030

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: 41727

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: 704

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: 12565

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: 67
Views: 6109

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: 896

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: 4977

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: 3647

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: 72
Views: 4812

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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by FlyingColours
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greek Island Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 707

Re: Greek Island Recommendations

I can't recommend Skiathos enough, in summer there's plenty of low landings and jet blast takeoffs with a taverna nearby with FR24 on the go to keep track of things... They have a twice daily shuttle to ATH, it was a mix of Olympic and Sky Express operating it though I believe there is now a third d...

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by FlyingColours
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What was your experience with online dating?
Replies: 40
Views: 3028

Re: What was your experience with online dating?

A former colleague of mine met a girl PoF sometime around 2009/10 been happily married since. I met my fiancee on there too, been together six years now though our wedding date hasn't been set yet. I had a little dabble on the paid site "match" but didn't have much by way of luck on there,...

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by FlyingColours
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: L1011/DC10 general questions
Replies: 20
Views: 4380

Re: L1011/DC10 general questions

Try and find a copy of "Passenger 57" on DVD, a Tri-Star features heavily in it (well their cabin simulator features heavily) but it includes the lower galley. Back when Hollywood would actually spend some money on painting an aircraft up and boy do they get some gratuitous shots in this f...

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by FlyingColours
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 115
Views: 24275

Re: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany

To be fair to the Flight Crew, the flight plan and paperwork was for Edinburgh so they were going where they were supposed to be going (in theory).

Phil
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by FlyingColours
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?
Replies: 77
Views: 6269

Re: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?

This is a bit of a tough one as I think it depends on a lot of factors, are you changing from international to domestic or the other way round, are you changing airlines / terminals too etc.. I see ORD doesn't have much love in this thread, I've done International to Domestic and Domestic to Interna...

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by FlyingColours
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's "City of Swansea" to be painted in Landor Livery next month
Replies: 53
Views: 8491

Re: BA's "City of Swansea" to be painted in Landor Livery next month

Fantasic news, this is in my opinion the best livery BA has ever had but that's open for debate as everyone thinks differently. I hope to see this at some point (and I don't mean when she's cruising overhead). I was worried when they revealed it was going to be G-BNLY but if she's now sticking round...

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by FlyingColours
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Who to contact at AA about old cabin press/promo photos
Replies: 4
Views: 1937

Re: Who to contact at AA about old cabin press/promo photos

Not to be a wise arse but depending on where the guy is located will determine the search result listings, the first 8 results for me were THE AA (the Automobile Association i guess the same as AAA in the US) with AA (American Airlines) coming in at number nine, just above the RAC which is an altern...

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by FlyingColours
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue Announcement Tomorrow, 2/27?
Replies: 84
Views: 14191

Re: jetBlue Announcement Tomorrow, 2/27?

Flaps wrote:
They're going to merge with NK and change their name to JetGreen?......


I saw what you did there, nice ;)

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by FlyingColours
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Seen that collection of Pan Am timetables?
Replies: 6
Views: 1614

Re: Seen that collection of Pan Am timetables?

Wow that is one heck of a treasure trove! A great find matey :)

Phil
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by FlyingColours
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to lease 12 new 738MAX
Replies: 47
Views: 8435

Re: WN to lease 12 new 738MAX

Thanks. It’s just i recall TWA doing this. True, some airlines with financial problems do this as it is one of the few ways to raise much needed capital (the other being selling off divisions). PanAm did this with their 747 fleet after it had sold off all of it's other non-aviation assets (such as ...

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by FlyingColours
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Trip vlogger goes full time and rebrands
Replies: 2
Views: 3737

Re: Trip vlogger goes full time and rebrands

I only discovered his channel last year and have really enjoyed his videos, I definitely prefer his newer ones which are narrated throughout meaning I can glance at my work when trying to multi-task but that is all part of developing something and "finding one's groove". I've got to admit ...

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by FlyingColours
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 70056

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

And the award for most odious response to today's events goes to 'Communities Against Gatwick Noise Emission', who, per the BBC, described the disruption as "an early Christmas present for those that suffer aircraft noise." Add them to the suspect list, really! Holidays ruined and they th...

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by FlyingColours
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 106311

Re: MAN news - 2018

Ah sorry that's my error, I had meant to say it was axed over the winter but had the wife in my ear :)

Phil
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by FlyingColours
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 106311

Re: MAN news - 2018

Out of interest, why has VS gone down to 3 x weekly on ATL during this winter? That must be the first time in years that’s happened. Why the drop in demand? Or is it just that they’re splitting the operations with JFK? In short, VS's fleet issues. They are using one B744 to provide broadly the same...

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by FlyingColours
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 135
Views: 31299

Re: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated

I remember a while back seeing a youtube dashcam video where the driver and passenger were having a conversation in which the driver started to stop making sense, he was having a stroke and the passenger realised this and summoned help. I can't help but notice similarities between this and the full ...

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by FlyingColours
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 106311

Re: MAN news - 2018

A BA Lounge? what for the shuttle? That would seem very underused unless other OneWorld airlines can use it, which I'd gather would be the case. I was chatting to one of the girls in the VS "V-Room" earlier in the year and she did say that they should be having a proper lounge along with a...

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by FlyingColours
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Chances of CityJet Avros still doing LCY - DUB in May ‘19
Replies: 17
Views: 2212

Re: Chances of CityJet Avros still doing LCY - DUB in May ‘19

Quite possibly given CityJet has just subleased 3 Avros over to Aer Lingus to cover that route. I've seen a picture of 1 in white livery with a green shamrock on the tail and green titles but it's not on here so can't link to it ;) Incidentally I'm doing LHR-PHX later in the year ;) Phil FlyingColours

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