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by eielef
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL angers pax at JFK
Replies: 111
Views: 13595

Re: DL angers pax at JFK

If NYC has bad weather and bad airports, and a very crowded airspace, why do you still sell flights connecting in NYC? Don't offer flights with connection in JFK/EWR/LGA. Do it only with DTW, ORD, IAD, or others. Make it an airport that follows on the demand (which are close to 20Mio people, most of...

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by eielef
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL angers pax at JFK
Replies: 111
Views: 13595

Re: DL angers pax at JFK

Three factors shape how this impacts passengers. 1. The passenger's frequent flyer status on the airline 2. The passenger's knowledge about how airlines and hotels work 3. The passenger's disposable income The best strategy in these situations is to GET OUT of the airport. If you have a club member...

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by eielef
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL angers pax at JFK
Replies: 111
Views: 13595

Re: DL angers pax at JFK

Is a worldwide phenomena. Now, passengers are hostages of airlines. Maybe because this non-interference of the state on their policies has made us completely defenseless of the airlines. Similar goes, for example, for phone and internet providers. They call you on the phone, explain you a lot of th...

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by eielef
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL angers pax at JFK
Replies: 111
Views: 13595

Re: DL angers pax at JFK

Normal people in usa seem to have very few rights in front of authority figures. I feel sad for Americans. Is a worldwide phenomena. Now, passengers are hostages of airlines. Maybe because this non-interference of the state on their policies has made us completely defenseless of the airlines. Simil...

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by eielef
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23372

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

If they offered you an alternative not to your liking, and you chose to decline, then they've fulfilled their commitment. So they don't owe you anything else. You agreed to that when you bought the ticket. See, they cancelled a flight that had 150 seats sold. They need to put those 150 passengers i...

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by eielef
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23372

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

Not all the time. If you buy a higher priced ticket, you'll find that you can be transferred to another airline at no cost. This is where interlining agreements comes in - airline will agree to a set rate to accept transferred passenger, and if what you paid matches or even exceeds the rate, you wi...

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by eielef
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23372

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

Yes, you are clearly right here. But it is not worth a refund. It isn't what I really need. Say you paid for the A-B flight 100$ 10 months ago. Now, it costs 500$. And, if the airline cancels, and you need to search another airline that will fly that route, it could cost you 1000$. AA refunds you t...

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by eielef
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23372

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

No. The American CoC clearly state that in the event of a cancellation caused by itself, passengers may request a refund. Rebooking your delayed/canceled flight When your flight is canceled or a delay will cause you to miss your connection, we'll rebook you on the next flight with available seats. ...

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by eielef
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23372

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

The company is cheating you when they don't allow you to fly a segment for which you have already paid! Why can't I cheat the company? I repeat: they were the ones to set the price. I accepted and paid. If it was too cheap, how can I be responsible? Yeah, but don't forget that a ticket is also a bi...

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by eielef
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23372

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

Well if we follow your analogy, card counting should be allowed & casinos should just let it be - but in reality, you'd be kicked out faster than you can say "hit me". Casinos are a different thing, and counting cards, at least in UK and US, is not illegal. Even more: Atlantic City ca...

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by eielef
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23372

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

Some years ago, I checked that the EZE-FCO-EZE flight in AR costed 1500U$S while the ASU-EZE-FCO-EZE-ASU costed 800U$S. So what to do? Easy. Buy a one way ticket to ASU, fly from there to EZE, enjoy Rome, and when you land back in EZE, just leave the airport and loose the second segment. "hidde...

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by eielef
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23372

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

No, the no-show policy is the airline engaging in loss prevention; after all, if you didn't take the flight to XXX, how are they expecting you'll be able to fly back from XXX? That's why they cancel all downline and return space when you no-show a flight. It enables the airlines to try and re-sell ...

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by eielef
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23372

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

Otherwise, start paying more. That will solve the issue. Do you think you are paying little? After you add all the "add ons" in Subway, your sandwich certainly cost a hundred bucks. Do you think we are paying cheap? A return flight, LAX-MIA, is over 500U$S. That's a lot of money, for a ec...

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by eielef
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23372

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

Apples are different than a flight. You can recover an apple, you can't recover a flight that you didn't take yesterday now can you? In any case, apples are priced in a way that you can recover the cost of that apple & profit from each piece of apple. You can't do that for a flight. Say it was ...

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by eielef
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23372

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

I simulated a booking using the AA.com website. The route is LAX-MIA-LAX, using a fare called Main Cabin, which is like Economy class, but with less restrictions than the basic fare that this guy on the post paid. Certainly over 150U$S more expensive (578$rt vs 423$rt). When you come to the last par...

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by eielef
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23372

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

Why? What difference does it make for the airline, what is the perjury, that this person didn't fly the VLC-MAD route? At the end of the day, it happened something good to Iberia. One less passenger to feed, to carry, less airport taxes to pay, less fuel consumed in the airline, and eventually one ...

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by eielef
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23372

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

I believe the no-show policy is a way of extra revenue for the airline, which should seriously be outlawed. In multiple rulings by European courts, I specifically mention a recent one in Spain (https://www.expansion.com/empresas/transporte/2018/12/18/5c193222e2704e4b7e8b46d2.html) that has made it i...

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by eielef
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ural Airlines - Montpellier to Moscow - No photos
Replies: 2
Views: 1934

Ural Airlines - Montpellier to Moscow - No photos

Dear everyone. I enjoy reading your trip reports, but I mostly don't write any, as my written English has some mistakes (maybe too many) and I'm never inspired to write about anything. I don't fly business or first class, and I'm always in sort of a hurry to leave the airplane and airfield as soon a...

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by eielef
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn't Aeroflot fly to Punta Cana and Cancun anymore?
Replies: 8
Views: 2515

Re: Why doesn't Aeroflot fly to Punta Cana and Cancun anymore?

Actually, many passengers of the HAV-SVO flights come from either MEX and CUN, as SU and AM sell tickets between Russia and Mexico with a short connection in Havana. Is interesting, as Russians are one of the very few countries who neither need a visa or a tourist card to visit Cuba. There have been...

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by eielef
Fri May 17, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8935

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

And now has proven to be deadly. Fuel surcharge is actually a legal requirement in some countries, it's the law. Airlines must mention this. However it is not a fee on top of the ticket price, it's just a mentioning of how much of the ticket price is spent on fuel. Just like airlines often mention ...

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by eielef
Mon May 13, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142838

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/ ... ies-a65549
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Interesting opinion article about how fast we run to find who is to blame, and we want sometimes to be bigger than what it is.
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/ ... ies-a65549

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by eielef
Sat May 11, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142838

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Similar happens with the on-board safety cards. Try to wear a life vest using those instructions. Is completely impossible. Also, in some countries where English is not the official language, most crew members have a very bad accent, even an irritating one. I think they could use a voice recording, ...

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by eielef
Fri May 10, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142838

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

At a large airfield with multiple runways, I would advocate splitting the units between more than one fire station to enable a quicker response. But that costs $$$, so I have no idea if anywhere actually does that. I suspect I know the answer. :roll: A lot of larger airports do indeed have ‘remote’...

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by eielef
Fri May 10, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142838

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

As far as the safety demonstrations, the FAA states that they must include very few items: (1 ban of smoking, 2 seat belts, 3 seat backs in the upright position, 4 emergency exits, 5 survival equipment, 6 flotation equipment, 7 oxygen masks, 8 fire extinguishers, 9 life preservers (in helicopters). ...

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by eielef
Fri May 10, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8935

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

I agree with you. But make it very clear and if possible universal. The rules change for each airline. No, please don't make it universal! It is a good thing each airline is allowed to set it's own policy, it differentiates the airlines from each other. It gives the customer something to choose. As...

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by eielef
Thu May 09, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8935

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

How about making small cabin bags free? That would probably reduce the volume of cabin cargo by a bit. I agree with you. But make it very clear and if possible universal. The rules change for each airline. Some have a certain size, while others have both size and weight, and it changes very often. ...

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by eielef
Thu May 09, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8935

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

Make check in bag free, do not keep charging for it. That would be unfair towards the people without checked luggage. In aviation there is no such thing as free, it is incorporated in the ticket price. This would mean people without checked luggage pay for something they don't use. They would feel ...

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by eielef
Thu May 09, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8935

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

If the passenger has no choice, even better. That is guaranteed revenue. But the airline has already insane revenue charging for many other things, like food, snacks, priority boarding, choosing a seat, changing a date or route, even changing the name of the passenger. The funniest is that some air...

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by eielef
Thu May 09, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142838

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Often after a plan crash, airlines change the flight number of their following flights. I'm not sure why. But Aeroflot still operates the daily SU1492, route SVO-MMK, that departs at 17:50 and lands at 20:35. I'm not sure why they haven't change the flight number, but they have changed the aircraft ...

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by eielef
Thu May 09, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8935

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

Why, the passenger have accepted to pay for the bag, so let them. And business traveller do not need or want the checked in bag, so why should they pay for it. Basic fare should be a seat and a tiny amount of hand luggage Why do you think the passenger has accepted? Passengers don't have many choic...

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by eielef
Thu May 09, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8935

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

The regulator should limit hand luggage to this size unless you have a guaranteed space in the overhead bins, This would also make a nice extra income for the airlines, as now everybody will either pay for a check-in bag or for the right to take larger hand luggage into the cabin. A solution to inc...

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by eielef
Wed May 08, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first flight on jet airliners
Replies: 22
Views: 1250

Re: Your first flight on jet airliners

Nice topic! A318 feb2009 CDG-MAD Air France A319 feb2009 BOG-LIM TACA Perú A320 feb2009 SLA-AEP LAN Argentina A321 apr2008 TLV-FCO Alitalia A332 dec2013 MIA-SVO Aeroflot A333 jul2010 MAD-DOH Qatar A342 dec2001 EZE-MAD Aerolíneas Argentinas A343 feb2009 BOG-CDG Air France A346 jul2012 LHR-MAD Iberia ...

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by eielef
Wed May 08, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142838

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Bags were checked for free. When you drove up, someone would help take your 5 pieces of hard sided free luggage from your car. You might never touch it again until the other side when someone helped load it into your car or taxi. We don't live in those times anymore. Bags were checked for free in m...

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by eielef
Wed May 08, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142838

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kS2JCLwcWA&feature=youtu.be Check this video, posted earlier, the best so far. At 04:25 (top-right of the screen) you see two people, a lady with a handbag, a man with a jacket. At 04:28 (centre of the screen) you see a bold man (jeans, black tshirt) with a large...

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by eielef
Wed May 08, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142838

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

What would happen if the pilot asked for emergency crew, and it the end, the landing was routine and nothing bad happened, therefore fire fighters are not needed? In another forum they asked if the pilots or the airline would receive a fine for having called a emergency when it wasn't needed.

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by eielef
Wed May 08, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142838

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

https://www.svo.aero/en/press_center/pr ... komandy-sh (English version on the link)
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The Sheremetyevo Airport website has published last night a good chronology of the fire and the fire crew response.
https://www.svo.aero/en/press_center/pr ... komandy-sh (English version on the link)

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by eielef
Wed May 08, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142838

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

yes, it may be passport, may be not only, is it matter? Because it may be tempting to grab internal passports during the evacuation (and more so than "generic" documents). It can be hard to get anything done without one. I have no idea how easy they are to replace. I've spoken of this her...

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by eielef
Wed May 08, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8935

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

Personally, this is an issue which the Law must address. The alternative is that one day someone is going to delay evacuation and the folk behind will beat the C*** out of him. My take on this is if it is valuable or critical it goes under the seat in front. I would never put anything important in ...

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by eielef
Wed May 08, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142838

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

c933103 wrote:
I don't think the PA system was working on the aircraft?

If I'm not mistaken, there is as standard crew equipment a number of megaphones, exactly planned for this situation...

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by eielef
Wed May 08, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142838

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

It wasn't a non-issue. The cost of baggage handling a few decades ago is exactly why companies put those hold luggage pricing policies in place. So they could save money. We could go back to the practice from those days, but we'd have to accept higher ticket prices due to higher costs. And apparent...

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by eielef
Wed May 08, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142838

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

While I have known that it is half - not one side - before, it didn’t hit me until this crash that the random selection can be quite advantageous given I’d think one in back and one in front is a better evac option than say 2 in the front. It isn’t getting through the door that’s the problem. It’s ...

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by eielef
Tue May 07, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142838

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

In one of the videos you can see a distinct, gut wrenching, delay in the evacuation. About a dozen passengers hurtle out of the forward exits as soon as they are open, as you'd expect, then there is a significant pause before someone emerges with their baggage. Then only a handful more come out beh...

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by eielef
Tue May 07, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8935

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

The lack of flights I do per year would have you classing me as an amateur! Yet I take three bags in total!! Bike bag, one checked in bag and my backpack. I think your classification system is totally broken. Oh, and I fly business class, and use the lounges. And understand all the points systems a...

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by eielef
Tue May 07, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8935

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

In the end the only thing that needs to change is making a checked bag free and a larger carry-on payable. The plebs will the check their bags and the travelling professionals can still travel with ease. Exactly that's my suggestion. So, what's the point on all of this? A benefit to everyone, both ...

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by eielef
Tue May 07, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142838

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

I checked on LIVEATC that has a well coverage of the skies, but there is no coverage of SVO. Is there any other website, Russian or not, that has the recordings of the ATC that day? There should be somewhere, but I haven't found them anywhere yet... Maybe they are hidden from the public... But SVO i...

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by eielef
Tue May 07, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142838

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Regarding the theorized flight control degradation to direct law, could this mode of control result in the crew having reduced control input on approach and be a cause of the poor landing? Or put another way, would the crew be hampered by the direct law control inputs and thus have a bad landing? T...

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by eielef
Tue May 07, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142838

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

I don't get it also how did the plane land without radio communications? Say your radios and all other communication devices die while you are midflight. Say the plane is perfectly flyable, all controls work, even autopilot, you just don't have radio, or mobile phones, or nothing. You just land when...

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by eielef
Tue May 07, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142838

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

He survived and gave interview, its on Russian, but google translate usually works well Here is his interview https://v1.ru/text/gorod/66079222/ If you folks would read this interview, an actual survivor states that the luggage issue did not happen. So can we please drop the luggage bins distractio...

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by eielef
Mon May 06, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8935

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

A flight attendant from SU1492 revealed that many passengers trying to escape the flames were slowed down by others stopping to grab their luggage. https://confessionsofatrolleydolly.com/2019/05/06/angels-of-the-sky-aeroflot-flight-attendant-tatyana-kasatkina-speaks-about-flight-su1492-evacuation/ L...

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by eielef
Mon May 06, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline owning a airport
Replies: 60
Views: 7104

Re: Airline owning a airport

I thought that, at one point, Ryanair wanted to buy Stansted Airport in London. Not sure if it materialized, but it seems it didn't. This was some 10 years ago, when FR was the only (or the main) player at STN...

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