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by hz747300
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?
Replies: 105
Views: 33096

Re: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?

I still dont understand your original post. Later today they should post last years results. The passenger side across the region is soft at the moment, I don’t think it is fair to say it is just demand related or just one airline, there are a lot of travel restrictions in place which is impacting ...

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by hz747300
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where are the two Saudi Royal Flight MD-11s?
Replies: 38
Views: 9487

Re: Where are the two Saudi Royal Flight MD-11s?

UA444 wrote:
Boeing727 wrote:
Even their B747-8F don't fly very much...

Is this just a byproduct of the Saudi’s having so much $$ they don’t care?


With oil at ~US$65 a barrel, I'm not sure how much money they'll have going forward.

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by hz747300
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 19812

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

I flew KLM last October and no issue. I don't film the crew, I just take some random cabin photos and mostly out the window. I don't think they'll care about that. I actually haven't had an issue full stop in about five years.

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by hz747300
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands
Replies: 24
Views: 3515

Re: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u2ZMXuc-Jg

I can't remember if this is the one I recalled or not, but I can't decide this instills more panic or doesn't...
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There's a youtube video of the crew shouting commands during the emergency landing. The same command over and over again. I found one here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u2ZMXuc-Jg

I can't remember if this is the one I recalled or not, but I can't decide this instills more panic or doesn't...

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by hz747300
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 361
Views: 43574

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Has anyone been following the Avatar Airlines attempt to get off the ground? I saw one graphic that showed they would be running 747s between PHX and LAX, LAS and DFW. I know this has been tried in the past with little success. Still they have gone as far to discuss terms with Boeing. What is the o...

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by hz747300
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 361
Views: 43574

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

If PHX is de-hubbed because of AS/AA why would DL pick that up? SLC is closer to PHX than SEA and about as evenly placed, unless PHX is built up at the expense of SLC. I think SEA is so far west and north that it would have almost no impact on PHX. Both cities are pretty well served by the primary a...

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by hz747300
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64647

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer

If the China government forces Hainain Group Airlines to be absorbed into the CAAC group of airlines does this count for Hong Kong Airlines? Does the law permit a Mainland firm to own such a stake in an Hong Kong airline? I remember when Jetstar and China Eastern were trying to form Jetstar HK, they...

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by hz747300
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22304

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

If my seat reclines its going all the way back the second I sit down. Then back up for taxi and takeoff. I understand the man's pain, but don't understand the immaturity. On Cathay, they have you put your seat back up for meals then allow you to recline. AA doesn't really serve meals, so I think th...

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by hz747300
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15067

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

Exactly! And we thought 10 across was bad...LOL You do realize that on most flights, even those taking place during daylight hours, flight attendants will insist that the window shades stay closed for almost the entire trip so people can sleep and watch the seatback entertainment. So. In a way we'r...

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by hz747300
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta going to shake up those onerous airline change fees? - USA Today
Replies: 31
Views: 5651

Re: Is Delta going to shake up those onerous airline change fees? - USA Today

Read an interview with the guy that founded jetBlue and is going to start a new US airline, Breeze. He says that focusing on change fees is one of the 'innovations' that he is going to have with the new airline. Change fees are a bummer. But so is the fact that I cannot transfer the ticket to someon...

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by hz747300
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada
Replies: 61
Views: 7664

Re: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada

Where is the 800 dollar fare coming from ? Probably comperable to fares on routes Air Canada operates with no competitions. Eg. IND, MKE, STL, etc. Those cities are much further distance by a factor of 2 or 3 no comparison I looked at the YYZ-ROC flight to visit family in the Rochester suburbs, and...

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by hz747300
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What to expect in Singapore Airshow?
Replies: 21
Views: 3324

Re: What to expect in Singapore Airshow?

Revelation wrote:
Antaras wrote:
What to expect in Singapore Airshow?

LOTS of face masks..


Dang, beat me to it.

I think 100% of the Chinese vendors and participants are not coming. I would expect a low key event with maybe some light pushing and shoving at one of the cocktail parties in the evening.

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by hz747300
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does everyone assume that the A380 ending production means the fleet will stop flying?
Replies: 36
Views: 3224

Re: Why does everyone assume that the A380 ending production means the fleet will stop flying?

I don't know anyone that thinks this, who follows aviation. And the people who don't follow aviation that I know, wouldn't be able to point out an A380 in a spotter's guidebook. It seems only the operators who have the older models are parking them and my guess is that they don't want to pay for the...

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by hz747300
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10340

Re: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020

stl07 wrote:
Would love to see a trip report for this route and the Iran flight


One of the best ever. 3 passengers.

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by hz747300
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 361
Views: 43574

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Sad to see T2 officially close. Was able to run by after I landed today and got to see the mural and the Phoenix with the compass in the floor. T3 looks nice, but I still haven't been airside in the new terminal. Seems weird. Will be weird to have to add time for security now too. My guess is this ...

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by hz747300
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30283

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

Maybe a drone hit the landing gear on takeoff roll and caused the bits to go into the engine and thereby disabling the fuel jettison system. My post is pure speculation based on internet rumor.

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by hz747300
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?
Replies: 120
Views: 14971

Re: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?

I dont see Turbo-props being a hot seller in the US market. Not sure about other markets. I have to concur with Elementalism completely. What customers are out there in the United States that would buy it? I know of none. This is taken as an element of faith. But if say one of the Big 3 put out a f...

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by hz747300
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane
Replies: 107
Views: 24014

Re: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane

We're overlooking the obvious, LAX-SIN or PHX-HKG Zero chance of the latter, IMO. CX is cutting capacity, AA's DFW-HKG has become an easy upgrade compared to a nearly impossible one. HKG is not a growing market right now. PHX was a joke--we know they are secretly de-hubbing it. LAX-ASEAN is untappe...

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by hz747300
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane
Replies: 107
Views: 24014

Re: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane

We're overlooking the obvious, LAX-SIN or PHX-HKG

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by hz747300
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40441

Re: Jetblue senior leadership meeting at LGB

Different industry, but about 15 years ago we had a short notice senior meeting in the office in Bethesda, MD. Everyone who received the invite was let go with four month's notice (pretty generous). We had the opportunity to keep our job by transferring to NY, which I did in the end, and I was able ...

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by hz747300
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DLH 485 PTY - FRA turned back now on way to PUJ
Replies: 7
Views: 1775

Re: DLH 485 PTY - FRA turned back now on way to PUJ

What about just a diversions section, with all threads on diversions contained within it?

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by hz747300
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 50 Unserved Routes In The U.S.
Replies: 20
Views: 4000

Re: Top 50 Unserved Routes In The U.S.

Seems ripe for an AA A319 or WN738 for BDL-PHX. I've always thought that ISP is under served given the business community in Long Island, and even leisure traffic to some extent if the price is right.

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by hz747300
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should civil aircraft in conflict zones be equipped with anti-missile systems?
Replies: 55
Views: 5841

Re: Should civil aircraft in conflict zones be equipped with anti-missile systems?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siberia_A ... light_1812) but overall airspace avoidance is the best prevention.
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jetblueguy22 wrote:
I’d rather just not fly over an area where there is a threat of being shot down, but that’s just me.


This is the answer. Of course there will always be accidents (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siberia_A ... light_1812) but overall airspace avoidance is the best prevention.

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by hz747300
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)
Replies: 205
Views: 23632

Re: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)

Interesting but will anything happen with the delays in travel? Or, will planes still be pushed back towed to nowhere wait 35 minutes for engine startup to be number 17 in line for Takeoff?

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by hz747300
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Could Look To Rescue Air India Alongside IndiGo
Replies: 106
Views: 14860

Re: Etihad to the rescue? Again?

It would be Indigo. The condition is that the Government will own 51% of the combined entity. So now the Government will get to run Indigo too. Do you have any source for the fact that the Government wants to own 51% of the combined entity? It seems contrary to what I have read elsewhere. The OP cl...

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by hz747300
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 361
Views: 43574

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

There is a reason PHX is so North America concentrated, that is where the majority of folks want to travel to and from PHX. Those that choose to travel to Europe have multiple options now and not much more could be sustained on that front right now. As far as Asia goes, there isn't enough non-price...

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by hz747300
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans
Replies: 136
Views: 27123

Re: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans

I'm not sure there is much room for KA after the HKE acquisition. I would suspect most regional flying to be in the low cost model, except some routes that command a premium on some routes: Jakarta, KL, Bangalore, Shanghai, Beijing. My guess is all narrowbody would change to HKE. If they did launch ...

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by hz747300
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 38972

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

Seems like not only in the UK then do ousted CEO's of big companies get rewarded for failure then. It's a good gig, pretty much globally, the higher up you are the more you get paid to just go away. Whether you are fired, or "asked to resign", or "seeking time to reflect with family&...

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by hz747300
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'
Replies: 107
Views: 18728

Re: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'

As good as the EK experience is, I still believe it is up to local market to decide how much EK, or ME3, service they want to permit. But it's not THE 'local market' that decides. It's the local airline or airlines that want to minimise competition and maximise margins. Sorry, I meant the local gov...

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by hz747300
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'
Replies: 107
Views: 18728

Re: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'

Are they also restricted in the USA and most countries in Asia as well? Can't speak for all Asian markets, but they have 4x daily to HKG, generally 1 77W, 3 A380 (1 via BKK) and everytime I have flown them they are full. They are full, and no one is going to DXB. But they don't advertise that way i...

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by hz747300
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 2nd hand aircraft
Replies: 29
Views: 7935

Re: UAL 2nd hand aircraft

flight152 wrote:
MIflyer12 wrote:
Let's see if there are any small 'tells' which remain that will be found by obsessives - something like an ash tray in a forward lavatory.

Ash trays are in every lavatory regardless.


I thought smoking in the lavatories was strictly prohibited and subject to US$5k fine per incident.

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by hz747300
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 123640

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Not till March when T3N re-opens. HA will move from T3S, AC from T4 and AS and UA from T2. And do I recall it being said that SY & B6 will also go back to T3N and DL will remain in T3S? Is that the whole run-down? I believe NK, F9, and B6 will be keeping DL company in T3S. SY has changed a few ...

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by hz747300
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 123640

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

AC will be moving to T3 but only really to make room for more Mexico and Europe flights. EW will add more traffic as will the increasing traffic to Mexico on both AA and Y4. N4 desperately needs to be converted to all FIS capable and common use but then you have to figure out a place for those nine...

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by hz747300
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Macau considers widebodies for service to US and Europe
Replies: 45
Views: 6125

Re: Air Macau considers widebodies for service to US and Europe

Someone's gotta be seeing the crisis HKG is in, foolishly thinking it's going to last forever, and got this crazy idea in their head. Unless these things are hugely subsidized, it's tough to envision intercon flights from MFM having a chance at profitability. I suppose it's a solid alternative to H...

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by hz747300
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delhi air so polluted planes diverting
Replies: 32
Views: 7915

Re: Delhi air so polluted planes diverting

In Delhi it can be smoke and dust. It's in a dry, flat area with lots of cars and around 20m people. It's unbelievably polluted with exhaust so I can imagine any additional condition would make it have a low viz day. I was based there on a project for 6-7 weeks about 4 years ago. After a rain, there...

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by hz747300
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future aircraft for LCY
Replies: 75
Views: 12582

Re: Future aircraft for LCY

It'll be great once they have the full length taxiway. I am not surprised that people use it for leisure travel if the price is right, it's so easy to get to. Better than getting to LGW after an 1hr 15min taxi ride and then have the flight close while you are the check-in desk. Yes, I speak from exp...

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by hz747300
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 58098

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

This should be a good route for NY State and northeastern US Doomsday Preppers who have identified NZ as the last safe haven. Hopefully they are generous on the baggage allowance.

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by hz747300
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?
Replies: 182
Views: 28159

Re: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?

This subject pops up about once a year. There are numerous post on A-net. Use the search function. It works 75% of the time This! I think that there are locations where props are fine, like the Pacific Northwest. Passenger preference is probably the driver. But after watching that guy do loops and ...

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by hz747300
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is everything at EWR Brown?
Replies: 54
Views: 14799

Re: Why is everything at EWR Brown?

It's interesting because airports are usually all brown, or shades of grey/blue. Much like Boeing cockpits and Airbus cockpits respectively. I have only been to T4 recently in PHX, and it is mostly brown inside and out too. It's probably a good guess that you don't want aggressive coloring winding p...

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by hz747300
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing revive 787-3 for NMA project instead of re-desiging the 764?
Replies: 91
Views: 21618

Re: Should Boeing revive 787-3 for NMA project instead of re-desiging the 764?

Probably makes sense for a freighter. Is it possible to strengthen a 787 fuselage to be a cargo aircraft? I have an ok view of the cargo ramp from my flat in HK, and I see 747s, 777s, and 767s with the odd A332F here and there--there is probably a spot in the market for an updated 767. How would the...

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by hz747300
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route
Replies: 35
Views: 17298

Re: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route

It's not just Hawaii it will be flying to. I had an update in my AC reservation for YVR-PHX, where my seats were changed. When I logged in to see the changes, the plane had changed from an AC A320 to an AC 762, with a sub note saying "Operated by Omni Air International". So for utilization...

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by hz747300
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada S20 International network changes
Replies: 80
Views: 22089

Re: Air Canada S20 International network changes

Seems they changed winter too. Just received word from Air Canada via email that my AC HKG-YVR flight is canceled on 17-December and we’re on the day’s flight. Any official news that AC is reducing HKG at least while the protesting is going on?

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by hz747300
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Pilot/Protestor Speaks Out; "Culture of Fear"
Replies: 18
Views: 5131

Re: CX Pilot/Protestor Speaks Out; "Culture of Fear"

IMHO they found their own mysery. Either adapt or leave. Absolutely ridiculous to have someone sabotaging safety in an effort to try achieving political gains, especially in aviation industry. Michael I didn't quite understand that how are they "sabotaging safety" you mean when they are p...

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by hz747300
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87753

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

^^^ Interesting. Have two trips to Hong Kong coming up for tourism/fun. Haven’t had a single concern or thought once about not going. It’s interesting what scares people these days - or, perhaps, let’s them justify their own fears. Love the city and the food, can’t wait to go back. Scared is a bit ...

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by hz747300
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 398
Views: 124170

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300'S in 2019

Good move by AC; a very fine aircraft. I doubt if they'll be the AB aircraft, as they're (mostly) -200s. I think they'll be looking for RR powered -300s. Cathay springs to mind? I thought Cathay too, but some of those birds are old. Real old. Well taken care of, but old. Depends on the amount of ti...

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by hz747300
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again
Replies: 41
Views: 12988

Re: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again

I think it's the only way to make sure it can be safely piloted is to keep flying it and testing it. Kudos to Transport Canada for taking a reasonable approach.

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by hz747300
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 134
Views: 19653

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

I'd go with Luton, Stansted or Gatwick. I think it should have good rail connections, with also decent budget bus options, and a hub for another carrier to at a minimum provide non-seamless onward connections (ie, you have to book separately).

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by hz747300
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 148
Views: 24456

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

I mean surely most people who speak French in Canada are bilingual, no? Depends. In Montreal, I would say yes. In Quebec City, I'd say no. My wife's family is partly French Canadian. At the funeral of her grandmother, we met a handful of cousins who did not speak much more English than hello and th...

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by hz747300
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet flight flown by an off-duty pilot going on holidays
Replies: 38
Views: 11710

Re: Easyjet flight flown by an off-duty pilot going on holidays

This sort of stuff happens all the time... seriously with the slow new days. Bonus points if the pilot flew in a REALLY loud shirt. But yea, slow news day. Lightsaber I think that it is an interesting story no doubt, but probably not top of the fold. Presumably, he met all the regulatory requiremen...

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