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by thaiflyer
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Different BA 777 interior configurations
Replies: 22
Views: 4412

Re: Different BA 777 interior configurations

I fly now with the "old" config 777-200 between LHR and BKK and it has the 9 seat abreast in economy. Maybe not the newest plane but much more comfortable then the new config with 10 abreast and bloody uncomfortable seats in economy. I hope that they keep the old config as long as possibl...

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by thaiflyer
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Different BA 777 interior configurations
Replies: 22
Views: 4412

Re: Different BA 777 interior configurations

I fly now with the "old" config 777-200 between LHR and BKK and it has the 9 seat abreast in economy. Maybe not the newest plane but much more comfortable then the new config with 10 abreast and bloody uncomfortable seats in economy. I hope that they keep the old config as long as possible...

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by thaiflyer
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service
Replies: 97
Views: 12472

Re: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service

Slots are too precious to forfeit. Since it will undoubtedly be replaced by a longer range flight, we can applaud KLM for excellent astroturfing. If they forfeit the slot, JetBlue says thank you. Lightsaber The slot will never be forfeited as it will be used for a long range destination. Specially ...

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by thaiflyer
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA281 LHR-LAX frequent cancellations
Replies: 18
Views: 6908

Re: BA281 LHR-LAX frequent cancellations

Its actually the beach fleet 777s at Gatwick (10 abreast Y) and the SuperHi-J 747s that have the latest IFE system, its same as the A350 and better than the system on the 787, 77W and A380s. The 777s are currently being refitted with new J, W and Y seats and IFE along with a smaller 8F cabin for th...

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by thaiflyer
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA281 LHR-LAX frequent cancellations
Replies: 18
Views: 6908

Re: BA281 LHR-LAX frequent cancellations

Scotron12 wrote:
Personally I would not fly BA by choice. Lots of other more "exciting" airlines are available.


Normally i would agree but unfortunately BA is my only feasible option for my travel requirements.

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by thaiflyer
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA281 LHR-LAX frequent cancellations
Replies: 18
Views: 6908

Re: BA281 LHR-LAX frequent cancellations

The IFE on BA except for a few beach fleet 777s and 747s is brand new and full of great content. There’s no way a 787 has a fifteen year old screen for obvious reasons. And no one who has experienced BA and AA premium cabins thinks AA is better, unless they like being served (I use the term loosely...

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by thaiflyer
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s
Replies: 127
Views: 21428

Re: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s (unconfirmed) and Converts 789s to 10s (confirmed)

In related news, on of the political parties in our Parlement, wants slots to be awarded at Schiphol only for routes longer than 750km, so short-haul to be abandoned, people should take the train for this. This will free up slots for long haul routes, 90.000 of them. So this could be quite an inter...

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by thaiflyer
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 19522

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

So i suppose that all the information and decals in the aircraft is also bi language so the French speaking pilots, CC etc can fly the plane.

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by thaiflyer
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair UK-based pilots vote to strike.
Replies: 28
Views: 4057

Re: Ryanair UK-based pilots vote to strike.

So, 80% of the 72% BALPA pilots who voted, that's 57.6% of the BALPA pilots for the strike. What's the representation of BALPA among WN pilots? I guess, like usual, a minority will disrupt a whole company; good job... Given, until recently, FR refused to allow its crew union representation (which w...

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by thaiflyer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach
Replies: 34
Views: 7906

Re: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach

Seems like a quite common occurence on the 747-400 series. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/flap-loss-on-747-undetected-after-night-landing-456302/ https://news.aviation-safety.net/2018/04/29/germany-issues-safety-recommendations-after-two-boeing-747-400f-cargo-aircraft-lost-flap-parts-on...

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by thaiflyer
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you choose Exit Row over Window?
Replies: 22
Views: 1569

Re: Would you choose Exit Row over Window?

Always try to get the (aisle) exit seat and if not possible always a normal aisle seat. I don't like to crawl over other people and want to be in control if i want to get up. (Better they crawl over me then i have to do it myself) Most of the time i sleep at least 75% of the flight. (normally a 12 H...

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by thaiflyer
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Wing Issue?
Replies: 21
Views: 6122

Re: Boeing Wing Issue?

I can't read the article, i get "Access denied". However I think it's a non-issue, nothing to be worried about. It's not exactly how it's supposed to be, but that doesn't make it unsafe. Maybe not as the FAA is working on a directive (according a very reliable Dutch newspaper) that forces...

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by thaiflyer
Tue May 07, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 821
Views: 144878

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

If you folks would read this interview, an actual survivor states that the luggage issue did not happen. He was clearly wrong as you could hear at least a couple of bins being opened in his video. Anyone that has traveled knows the sounds in an airplane. You know the sounds of seat belts being unbu...

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by thaiflyer
Tue May 07, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 821
Views: 144878

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

My hypothesis is that a few people trying to force the bin open, then giving up, will waste less time than the same people opening their respective bins, dragging their bags out, and lugging them outside. But that's only a hypothesis. Sorry but that is a short sided reaction. You can't punish the m...

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by thaiflyer
Tue May 07, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 821
Views: 144878

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

That's the whole issue, or you have people who removes the luggage or when locked they will try to open the bins.
Personally i think that a strong punishment for people obstructing the evacuation would help.
Big fine with possible imprisonment could be helpful. (make a few examples for my part)

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by thaiflyer
Tue May 07, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 821
Views: 144878

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

Thats about all we can really do I think. No it isn't. Ban carry on luggage. Problem solved. Sorry but that is a short sided reaction. You can't punish the millions of people for the few stupid ones. I only travel with hand luggage for my work and as i have to many valuables in my hand carry, check...

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by thaiflyer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720277

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

777Jet wrote:

Disgusting that that particular faulty Lion Air aircraft was even allowed to fly...


If I remember correctly the plane was repaired according Boeing recommendation and procedures because it was back into service.
So there is nothing disgusting.

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by thaiflyer
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size
Replies: 126
Views: 22080

Re: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size

Forgive my assumptions but this guy sounds/looks like a "frequent flyer" who's primary destination are the brothels of Thailand. He seems to fit the profile of one of those creeps who goes just to pay (barely legal) people for sexual service. I find your remarks highly offensive to me and...

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by thaiflyer
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL domestic flight cancelled due to overbooking
Replies: 23
Views: 6863

Re: JAL domestic flight cancelled due to overbooking

I have noticed quite a shift lately at JAL. Drunk pilots, overbookings, sky high fares with JL code but on partners' metal. The 5 stars must have gotten to their heads. I'm a FFP with JAL, but we stopped using them as fares no longer match the value offfered by JL and their new booking engine no lo...

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by thaiflyer
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18102

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

I don't have a issue for your examples as long they stay in their own space and don't come into my space for which i paid for. (this includes also the shoulder space) is the snoring or the chat or the cry of a child an invasion of your personal "auditive" space? is an indian spicy food an...

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by thaiflyer
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18102

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

you are missing the point planes are like busses it's called "public transport" even if it is handled by private companies ( but also buses are handled by private companies ) if you hate being seated next to: children old people stinky people parents with infants on their lap people of co...

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by thaiflyer
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight
Replies: 86
Views: 11791

Re: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight

Exactly it's not a requirement to speak a second language but in this day of age there is bound to be someone close at hand who might be able to speak the language. Almost all Dutch can speak at least two languages and many of them even 3 or more languages. Also the Dutch FA are not known to be on ...

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by thaiflyer
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair closes EIN and BRE bases due to strikes
Replies: 24
Views: 2966

Re: Ryanair closes EIN and BRE bases due to strikes

EIN is a large base. How many planes do they have there? Transavia is going to be very happy. I wonder if this will mean Wizzair opening a base in EIN. Only the crew base will close and the routes will be flown by planes from other stations They have currently 4 planes stationed at EIN and 50 pilot...

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by thaiflyer
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 12166

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

I don't know if this is mentioned before but TK is building a dedicated lounge at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. Opening is scheduled for end of September. I have to say that i'm a little bit surprised that they are doing this as they only have 2 flights a day in BKK. https://flic.kr/p/29nYx3N htt...

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by thaiflyer
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.
Replies: 76
Views: 11777

Re: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.

Have you ever participated in an aircraft evacuation? I have - admittedly not a 'real' evacuation, rather, it was an evacuation on a dummy/training mock up aircraft. But it felt very real and it happened very, very quickly. Let's just say that I was out of my seat and off the aircraft faster than I...

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by thaiflyer
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA Screeners = meat inspectors
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Re: TSA Screeners = meat inspectors

It will be funny when these TSO officers try to pawn themselves off as law enforcement officers, and this court case will drag out with the famous quote. But as already mentioned the TSA employees are NOT officers but just “normal” employees like the most of us. Calling them officers show disrespec...

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by thaiflyer
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 16040

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

And that's why i love the 787.
The shades can be blocked by the FA.
You have always one person who like it to spoil it for the rest.
Like it is me me me me

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by thaiflyer
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilot removed from cockpit.
Replies: 52
Views: 12747

Re: BA pilot removed from cockpit.

I don't understand it. I work for a big oil company and every time when i go offshore i have to do the mandatory breathalyzer test and the limit is 0. No exceptions !! If i'm over the limit and it is the first time they will send me back to the hotel and go to work the next day and i get a official...

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by thaiflyer
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilot removed from cockpit.
Replies: 52
Views: 12747

Re: BA pilot removed from cockpit.

I don't understand it. I work for a big oil company and every time when i go offshore i have to do the mandatory breathalyzer test and the limit is 0. No exceptions !! If i'm over the limit and it is the first time they will send me back to the hotel and go to work the next day and i get a official ...

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by thaiflyer
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing
Replies: 67
Views: 16035

Re: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing

It's a tough situation. Had it on a flight once. Nothing you can do. I'm not prepared to end up in the Daily Mail because someone's a little stinky. A few offended noses for a few hours with a few keyboard warriors frantically tapping away at our social media department vs. having our brand name, w...

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by thaiflyer
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing
Replies: 67
Views: 16035

Re: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing

As mentioned the flight was from Las Palmas to Amsterdam The Russian couple where drunk and the man peed and pooped in his pants before takeoff. I can't find that in the original article, are you sure? If so, scratch the febreze idea. The peeing and pooping was confirmed and according the other pas...

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by thaiflyer
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing
Replies: 67
Views: 16035

Re: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing

As mentioned the flight was from Las Palmas to Amsterdam The Russian couple where drunk and the man peed and pooped in his pants before takeoff. The crew refused to return to the gate and asked the wife to clean him up in the toilet which she tried. Due to the smell several other passengers had to t...

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by thaiflyer
Wed May 30, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 12638

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

Here is the policy directly from their website: Does Southwest offer infant fares? Southwest Airlines offers Infant fares for children under two years of age that allow you to reserve a seat for your little traveler to fly safely in his/her approved CRS. Infant fares are not available for purchase ...

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by thaiflyer
Tue May 29, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person falls onto tarmac and dies after being removed from aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 10628

Person falls onto tarmac and dies after being removed from aircraft

According Dutch news papers ( https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/2099317/britse-reiziger-sterft-na-val-uit-vliegtuigdeur ) a man fell out of the airplane while he was being removed from the plane. A British passenger was stuck at Dalaman airport in Turkey for 3 days as he lost his ticket. When he was a...

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by thaiflyer
Mon May 28, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse
Replies: 50
Views: 72091

Re: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse

I'm almost to afraid to ask, But is that a write off ????? :-)

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by thaiflyer
Sun May 27, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilot arrested on Oslo airport for being intoxicated.
Replies: 19
Views: 5997

Re: KLM arrested on Oslo airport for being intoxicated.

Out of curiosity, do European regulators have the same 0.02% limit as the FAA? Is it a worldwide standard? Stricter in any places? For Sweden, this applies (international (EU?) rules first): Alcohol consumption may not occur during flight. Alcohol consumption must not take place 8 hours or later be...

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by thaiflyer
Sun May 27, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilot arrested on Oslo airport for being intoxicated.
Replies: 19
Views: 5997

KLM pilot arrested on Oslo airport for being intoxicated.

According to Dutch newspaper ( https://www.ad.nl/binnenland/klm-piloot-opgepakt-na-alcoholcontrole-in-noorwegen~aceffecc/ ) a KLM pilot is arrested at Oslo airport for intoxication while he was preparing to fly back to the Netherlands. According to Norwegian law he will be held in custody for at lea...

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by thaiflyer
Sun May 27, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 87
Views: 10853

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

I think that everybody agrees that MedLink is the best place to get medical advise in case of a emergency. A on board doctor can advise the captain but that's all as he has the final say in this matter. But as i understood that in this case MedLink (or any other services) was not contacted at all. I...

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by thaiflyer
Wed May 23, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class
Replies: 45
Views: 6847

Re: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class

We are not a ULCC carrier because we have full size try tables !!!!! :rotfl:

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by thaiflyer
Tue May 22, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 20158

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

. US carriers are not able attract young talent of any gender, age and looks. These jobs offer slightly above minimum wage, and lot less flexible. Also Western Europe has unlimited supply of cheap willing workforce from Eastern Europe. Both EU Legacies and LCCs are able to hire part time crew. You ...

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by thaiflyer
Mon May 21, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 20158

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

I started flying in the 1980s. While it was far from the "glamour days of aviation", it was still very nice. We served a choice of hot meals in coach, gave complementary wine with dinner, and did two rounds of coffee/tea/liqueurs (still in coach). Being a flight attendant meant something ...

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by thaiflyer
Mon May 21, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 63
Views: 9986

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

Just for my interest, I know that service dogs doens't need a seat but how do they handle that in practice? Say for example it is a A320 ( 3 x 3 ) and somebody has a Great Dane as a service dog. Where do they leave the dog if the plane is fully booked. I don't think that the dog will fit in front o...

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by thaiflyer
Sat May 19, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 63
Views: 9986

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

A passenger doesn't have to buy a seat for a service dog. Choice of a Great Dane may be ... unfortunate. Carriers can exclude animals that are too big. Other people's problems - allergies, 'uncomfortable' - can't be used as a reason to exclude passenger and service animal. Punching a pregnant woman...

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by thaiflyer
Sat May 19, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 20158

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy grooming

Professionalism is the word you are looking for and lack of it is what causes adults to present themselves in such a manner. But professionals get paid. FA also get paid, maybe not as much as they like sometimes. This is not a excuse to look sloppy or just don't care. If that is the case you should...

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by thaiflyer
Wed May 09, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Financial Performance for 2017-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 5388

Re: Emirates Financial Performance for 2017-2018

How long will it take before the Emirates bashing begins?

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by thaiflyer
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Poll: Your First Class Meal Choice (2 choices)
Replies: 15
Views: 1099

Re: Poll: Your First Class Meal Choice (2 choices)

A wrap as only option in first class ??
No real meal like I get on my Asian carriers.

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by thaiflyer
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 215
Views: 22215

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

I think this issue has been beaten to death. They made a mistake. Move on to bigger and better things. They are already gearing up for summer flights, with less aircraft in their fleet until next winter. Live and learn. Tell that to the people who are stranded are can't afford a walk up ticket. (if...

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by thaiflyer
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 215
Views: 22215

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

No room in the fleet in the current schedule. If they send a ferry flight then you disrupt say 800 people instead of 400. Isn’t a good portion of Sun Country’s fleet meant for Charter ops? I find it hard to believe “all” of their planes are called for. Even if they don’t have a plane available the ...

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by thaiflyer
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Food
Replies: 18
Views: 1710

Re: Airline Food

Particularly in Y food is a distraction for airlines. We are animals with certain needs for intake and output. As a diabetic I need to control that input more than most, otherwise I am agnostic about what I eat. Men need about 1600 -2400 kilocalories a day (hereafter Calories or C), women typically...

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by thaiflyer
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Better way to load freighters
Replies: 62
Views: 3513

Re: Better way to load freighters

The focus is on speeding up loading and unloading ULDs and pallets on freighters... probably impractical for belly cargo on pax a/c. Instead of raising ULDs and pallets to the cargo door, why not lower the a/c to ramp level? An elevator system, similar to those on aircraft carriers, would be needed...

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