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by PlaneInsomniac
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does COVID-19 pose a threat to global aviation safety?
Replies: 6
Views: 1115

Does COVID-19 pose a threat to global aviation safety?

The recently revealed role of private COVID discussions in the cockpit in the case of the bizarre PIA crash came as no big surprise to me. Overall, a worrying combination of factors endangering flight safety results from the Corona pandemic: - pilots getting a lot less flying practice than usual - p...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline
Replies: 30
Views: 1805

Re: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline

Hello Everybody! I am currently holding LH tickets worth approx $4,000 for Europe-Latin America flights in early June (premium economy, non-refundable fares). For obvious reasons we have decided to postpone the trip by about a year. As far as I understand the various e-mails and their website, I ess...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 29371

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

Well, Condor is apparently officially under administration now, see: https://www.wiwo.de/unternehmen/dienstleister/thomas-cook-pleite-condor-macht-gewinn-bekommt-kredit-und-meldet-doch-insolvenz-an/25052112.html This "form of bankruptcy" despite the loan they have received is meant to faci...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 221806

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Condor still selling.. so that's a good sign, or they haven't received word yet. 27SEP FRI FRA/Z‡2 PUJ/AST-6 1DE 2228 C4 D4 I2*FRAPUJ 1230P 440P 76W 0 F DCA /E Y9 O9 A9 B9 M9 H9 V7 K5 E3 T0 U0 25SEP WED YVR/PDT FRA/‡9 1DE 2455 C0 D0 I0 Y0*YVRFRA 530P 1245P‡1 76W 0 XMTF DCA /E O0 A0 B9 M9 H9 V9 K9 E...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 221806

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Hi everybody! What's the prognosis for Condor? I have booked tickets (throught the airline itself) in November/December for a family vacation and already paid a large deposit for a holiday villa at the destination. What are the odds of the Condor flights not taking place? Is there anything I can do ...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 2810

Re: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines

Is "Why do women who work for British Airways make less than men?" a reasonable question to ask? Can we have *that* discussion? They don't "make less" by any commonsense use of the term, which you have conceded yourself. No, I didn't. Not once. Actually, what I wrote is "Br...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 2810

Re: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines

We agree. Now why are women the caregivers and men the bread earners? Who made that rule (and enforces it in 2019)? See, that is a discussion we can have. It is a reasonable question to ask, without having to resort to a misleading artificial "wage gap" figure, which is being hyped up to ...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 2810

Re: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines

We agree. Now why are women the caregivers and men the bread earners? Who made that rule (and enforces it in 2019)? See, that is a discussion we can have. It is a reasonable question to ask, without having to resort to a misleading artificial "wage gap" figure, which is being hyped up to ...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 2810

Re: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines

This study has a chart entitled "Women's earning drop significantly after having a child. Men's don't." Makes you wonder why. And I don't think the whole answer can be parental leave, which is often taken by both genders. Also, the effects are *much* more than would be suggested by missin...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 2810

Re: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines

First, that's not the standard definition of "wage gap". The "standard definition" of the wage gap is dishonest and stupid and only used by ideologues or weak people muzzled into obedience by them. American Airlines writes "The gender pay gap is the difference between the a...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 2810

Re: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines

I'm going to guess you like Fox News. "In the U.S., the pay gap between men and women is 21.4 percent, meaning that women earn, on average, about $0.79 for every $1 a man earns. " https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/the-gender-pay-gap-still-exists-but-its-shrinking-according-to-a-new-stud...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 2810

Re: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines

I don't think that statistic was specifically for flight attendants but a comparison of wages between men and women across all professional fields. Well even then he'd be wrong. Anyone who seriously believes there is a wage gap in the double digits has lost their marbles. I'm going to guess you lik...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Wed May 08, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 158228

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

Re evacuation / hand luggage: How about 1) Mandating that a disposable Essentials Bag (essentially a marked mid-sized zip loc bag) be provided in each seat back pocket. 2) As part of the safety briefing, stating "We recommend you place essential items such as your passport, wallet and phone in ...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Wed May 08, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh Q400 accident at Yangon
Replies: 19
Views: 4699

Re: BIMAN DASH-8 Q400 CRASH IN YANGOON

Terrible news, and a terrible year for aviation so far. Let's hope no fatalities...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 753745

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

No - no one will know anything unless the FDR traces are released. You can't treat the Ethiopian report as Gospel. The preliminary offical investigation report is far and away the best source we have at the moment. All you have OTOH is wishful thinking. You should really stop trying to impose arbit...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 753745

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

My take on reading the accident report is that the flight was saveable until they turned the Electric Trim back on which reactivated MCAS which due to the high speed they were travelling at they were not able to recover from as the airspeed was excessive. On Page 33 of the Accident report the Boein...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 753745

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

And again they are saying they followed all procedures but the ABC report is saying otherwise. Two anonymous sources are claiming that. The same sources that claim the AOA sensor was damaged by FOD. "We did not find any information regarding the FOD (foreign object damage) on the aircraft,&quo...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 753745

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

[Hence, why it's so important to have "Good" Pilots who are well trained and experienced enough to figure out that if you have what appears to be a runaway stabilizer, that maybe you should give the cut-out switches a try. Seriously, this again? Problem is, it wasn't a "runaway stabi...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ
Replies: 98
Views: 14672

Re: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ

For the passengers + carry on, there is probably a way that each person and whatever they are carrying can be measured as they enter the jet bridge. You wouldn't need to have each passenger's weight displayed anywhere. The system can just keep a running total, or running total by zone of the aircra...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania Bankrupt
Replies: 6
Views: 989

Germania Bankrupt

Germania, the German airline with a fleet of 34 planes, is bankrupt and has ceased operations effective immediately: https://app.handelsblatt.com/unternehmen/handel-dienstleister/airline-germania-beantragt-insolvenz-und-stellt-flugbetrieb-sofort-ein/23948686.html It seems the sky over Germany keeps ...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta might consider A321LR to fly to NY, Toronto, Mumbai
Replies: 49
Views: 7981

Re: Air Malta might consider A321LR to fly to NY, Toronto, Mumbai

MLA-YYZ is about 800mi longer than the notorious EWR-TXL. So unless they plan on tanking these birds to the brim, then blocking a good 3-4rows of seats; I'm not sure how they plan to make that work with an A321LR, much less turn a profit. To be fair, this is a bit of a made-up discussion. Nowhere d...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 616623

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Indonesian investigators have declared that the plane was not airworthy at take-off: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/28/lion-air-jet-was-not-airworthy-on-flight-before-crash-indonesia-investigators-say Evidently the crew was fighting a crash practically the entire duration of the flight ...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 616623

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... gators-say

Evidently the crew was fighting a crash practically the entire duration of the flight
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Indonesian investigators have declared that the plane was not airworthy at take-off:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... gators-say

Evidently the crew was fighting a crash practically the entire duration of the flight

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by PlaneInsomniac
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"
Replies: 85
Views: 8423

Re: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"

The key quote "There are perhaps too many airlines in Europe today relative to the size of the market, with too many struggling to keep market share. In the United States, five major airlines provide some 80 per cent plus of scheduled capacity and that may be where the European market will hea...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"
Replies: 85
Views: 8423

Re: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"

The key quote "There are perhaps too many airlines in Europe today relative to the size of the market, with too many struggling to keep market share. In the United States, five major airlines provide some 80 per cent plus of scheduled capacity and that may be where the European market will hea...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK
Replies: 102
Views: 21788

Re: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK

Needless to say, the third runway at MUC will then not even be talked about for at least the next four years. And lets not even think about what results an election might bring in four years' time, at which point Mutti's continuing stubbornness may well have eradicated moderate politics altogether....

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by PlaneInsomniac
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK
Replies: 102
Views: 21788

Re: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK

What is the status of the third runway at MUC? State legislature elections will take place in Bavaria on October 14th. Largely thanks to Angela Merkel, the ruling "conservative" CSU, which supports the third runway, is expected to lose its absolute majority. Many political observers think...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Sydney Airport - Construction started, what's the plan?
Replies: 41
Views: 5506

Re: Western Sydney Airport - Construction started, what's the plan?

Today (Sep 24) marks the day major works start for Western Sydney Airport (see https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/09/24/05/57/badgerys-creek-second-airport-western-sydney-underway) It is expected to open in 2026 with one runway and capacity for 10 million pax annually. It's 50+km away from the ...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 217352

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Please don't let this be true. This is virtually an exact copy of the Airbus house livery. Beyond bizarre to see a 748i in these colors.

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by PlaneInsomniac
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline museums....which airlines have them?
Replies: 31
Views: 3719

Re: Airline museums....which airlines have them?

While not necessarily an airline museum per se, the visitor park at MUC is quite LH-centric, with a DC-3, Ju-52 and a Super Constellation in LH / LX colors. https://www.munich-airport.com/visitors-park-262040 It is also well worth a visit IMHO. Only one train stop from the terminal, and there is als...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 43459

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

Article also states (some?) domestic AB routes will be taken over by Eurowings.

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by PlaneInsomniac
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 43459

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

Further details added: LH to invest 1.5 billion euros, may keep up to 80% of AB's 8000 staff. Sale to be notarized today (oct 12th) at noon. LH to offer "fairly priced" replacement tickets for AB passengers stranded abroad.

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by PlaneInsomniac
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 43459

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

It's breaking news right now. Maybe use Google Translate or deepl.com?

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by PlaneInsomniac
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 43459

LH buys majority of Air Berlin

https://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article1 ... erlin.html
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It seems the saga is ending. LH will today buy the majority of AB assets, including 81 planes, and plans to hire 3000 staff:

https://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article1 ... erlin.html

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by PlaneInsomniac
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 197
Views: 67027

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

They have retired 7, with reports of 6 more scheduled to retired within 12 months. That is more than a few single frames, that is over half their fleet. No A346 has been retired as in "they will never fly again". They are parked. And LH plans to fly the type into the mid 2020s. LH has a p...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 197
Views: 67027

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

Wow, that is a shame. I have flown LH's A346s out of MUC a number of times in recent years, and have found them to be excellent options from a passenger perspective - quiet and comfortable. The planes also all still look fairly new. I could never have imagined that they would be retired so soon. So ...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site
Replies: 163
Views: 21932

Re: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site

Let´s be honest here, the main focus of the new owners is to get ad revenue out of this site. On the one hand they are VERY slow to address the various bugs and lacking functionalities of the new site, but on the other hand they are also reluctant to protect users from scam and/or broken ads that ma...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: What is up with the timestamps on posts?
Replies: 22
Views: 2928

Re: What is up with the timestamps on posts?

Yes, I had set the time format correctly, and I just double checked again. Problem persists.

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by PlaneInsomniac
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: What is up with the timestamps on posts?
Replies: 22
Views: 2928

Re: What is up with the timestamps on posts?

Well, my time zone is set correctly, and I am getting this:
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by PlaneInsomniac
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: What is up with the timestamps on posts?
Replies: 22
Views: 2928

Re: What is up with the timestamps on posts?

Well, I have, so it doesn't.

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by PlaneInsomniac
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: What is up with the timestamps on posts?
Replies: 22
Views: 2928

Re: What is up with the timestamps on posts?

Finally, one cannot help but remark the irony in that the far superior user experience of the old forum was scrapped due to an allegedly "unmaintainable" underlying forum software, and now we are starting to blame the new forum software phbb for the new faults that have appeared. Kind of m...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: What is up with the timestamps on posts?
Replies: 22
Views: 2928

Re: What is up with the timestamps on posts?

PlaneInsomniac, what about the time format? And I am not denying anything, or blaming users. I wrote that IMO the forum software should fetch the format data, didn't I? This is not Anet core functionality, it's phpbb and we are looking into it. Just not high priority since there is a workaround tha...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: What is up with the timestamps on posts?
Replies: 22
Views: 2928

Re: What is up with the timestamps on posts?

To illustrate my point: being logged in with correct time zone, my own first post in this thread is shown right now - incorrectly - as "yesterday 11:56 pm". Your reply to that post is shown as "23 hours ago". It is now 09:30 am local time here. One is truly turning into a time tr...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: What is up with the timestamps on posts?
Replies: 22
Views: 2928

Re: What is up with the timestamps on posts?

Sorry John, but no. Time stamps on the new a.net are broken beyond repair, even when logged in with correct time zone. Right now I was looking at a post I made two days ago, for which the forum says it is from yesterday night. This cannot possibly be explained by any "incorrect" time zone ...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: What is up with the timestamps on posts?
Replies: 22
Views: 2928

Re: What is up with the timestamps on posts?

Time stamps on the new a.net are usually unreliable, even when logged in with correct time zone. Problem has persisted for more than a year and will likely never be fixed.

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by PlaneInsomniac
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 296513

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Sorry I haven't been following this thread for the past couple of months, and may have missed out on an update to this but: Is there progress being made on displaying airport/ airline names when you hover over the two-/ three-letter codes? Is this still on the table? Thanks for all the work you do,...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Respected user. Well?
Replies: 9
Views: 2702

Re: Respected user. Well?

Realistically, it's gone. We have waited for more than a year and never heard anything except for that it's on "the list". Better get used to a.net without the RU functionality.

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by PlaneInsomniac
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German group considering A380 part out
Replies: 114
Views: 27649

Re: German group considering A380 part out

German business newspaper Wirtschaftswoche just published as "breaking news" that the head of leasing firm Dr. Peters stated that they cannot find customers for Singapore Airline's first A380s coming off lease. Parting out thus becoming more likely: http://www.wiwo.de/unternehmen/dienstle...

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by PlaneInsomniac
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German group considering A380 part out
Replies: 114
Views: 27649

Re: German group considering A380 part out

German business newspaper Wirtschaftswoche just published as "breaking news" that the head of leasing firm Dr. Peters stated that they cannot find customers for Singapore Airline's first A380s coming off lease. Parting out thus becoming more likely: http://www.wiwo.de/unternehmen/dienstlei...

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