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by aircatalonia
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pt2: Southwest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"
Replies: 114
Views: 13067

Re: Pt2: Southwest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"

I am afraid that it might actually get worse. Not per se with Covid itself but temperatures are going to drop soon due to autumn and winter coming and we will have people with a cold, people with the flu, people with Covid and it will no help to create an environment without "fear". It wi...

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by aircatalonia
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 692
Views: 39190

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Correct me if I'm wrong, but if immunity disappears overtime wouldn't it make more sense to let the healthy part of the population develop immunity as fast as possible? If we apply protective measures to young and old equally we delay the point of herd immunity and we expose those who are at risk fo...

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by aircatalonia
Sat May 02, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 515
Views: 64159

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Regardless of whether it's fair or not to rescue those who are "too big to fail" (probably it isn't), I do think that it is a very good moment to invest in airlines. They can't possibly go any lower.

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by aircatalonia
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.
Replies: 55
Views: 9369

Re: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.

Will they somehow compensate the relatives of the 290,000-650,000 yearly victims of the seasonal flu for not having taken similar measures in the past? Or did they just wake up to the reality of infectious diseases? https://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2017/flu/en/

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by aircatalonia
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 19792

Re: Spanish Aviation during this crisis

What aviation? I could count the number of planes in the sky on the fingers of one hand...

Isolate the sick and the elder, that's it. They are destroying this country's economy with this quarantine.

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by aircatalonia
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 149686

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

We know this game already: profits are private but deficits are public (bailed out with national debt). At the same time we know taht national debts will never be paid off so it all boils down to being "too big to fail".

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by aircatalonia
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164298

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Just some numbers to put things in context: Demographics of Italy: 1 person dies every 50 seconds, that is 1728 deaths per day. At the peak of this 'pandemic' 200 people who have the virus die each day. 90% of those are over 70 and the vast majority were going to die regardless of whether they got c...

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by aircatalonia
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk
Replies: 56
Views: 9162

Re: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk

I sense there is a very uneven level of skills among pilots in the RF. You sometimes get the best piloting and airmanship levels(Ural Airlines Russian version of Sully) and clowns like this guy or the guy who smashed the SSJ at Sheremetyevo until it broke up. They must perform a very thorough inves...

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by aircatalonia
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Gloria: 40kn headwinds in BCN
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Storm Gloria: 40kn headwinds in BCN

Pretty amusing to watch.

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by aircatalonia
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transavia 737 Takes Off With Gear Pin In
Replies: 35
Views: 8746

Re: Transavia 737 Takes Off With Gear Pin In

Is it possible that the pin was left in such a position that the plane was only able to steer in one direction?

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by aircatalonia
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296517

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

UPS757Pilot wrote:
Still not convinced it was accidental.


Many flights departed Tehran that morning. The FR24 departure board was posted in this thread but dont remember where... Indeed it's a strange coincidence that they only shot at the closest American ally. Aeroflot and others departed safely before Ukranian.

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by aircatalonia
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296517

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

People seem to have done the math: 10 sec for the sound to arrive puts the plane about 11000ft away. Landscape seems consistent with the town of Parand, about 1km south of where the ADS-B stopped transmitting. Everything seems to match. I think the cause of the crash is clear.

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by aircatalonia
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296517

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

SimonL wrote:
Iran has no obligation to hand over the black boxes to Boeing, or anyone else, they are in charge of the investigation.
However, given the situation, its unlikely that this will be an open investigation regardless of the cause.


Maybe Russia will offer to help with the investigation.

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by aircatalonia
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan
Replies: 99
Views: 27384

Re: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan

Anything related to control surface would have resulted in more damage. This looks like some sort of controlled crash landing. Loss of power maybe?

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by aircatalonia
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New market for the Canary Islands
Replies: 65
Views: 9375

Re: New market for the Canary Islands

It makes as much sense as Europe-Hawaii flights.

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by aircatalonia
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants
Replies: 64
Views: 17693

Re: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants

Do we really need showers on airplanes? I mean, really.

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by aircatalonia
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 357
Views: 61632

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

IAG is putting a lot of eggs in the Spanish basket. In fact the article says that the operation is to be completed the second half of next year so they still have time to back down.

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by aircatalonia
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Successful first landing by passenger aircraft using Remote Towers on Norway
Replies: 30
Views: 7966

Re: Successful first landing by passenger aircraft using Remote Towers on Norway

It's see how long it takes the controller to hack those screens and play flight sim.

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by aircatalonia
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a market for a cleansheet unpressurized 30pax Prop
Replies: 49
Views: 7982

Re: Is there a market for a cleansheet unpressurized 30pax Prop

This may be an important question in a few years from now when small electric drones/UAVs become a viable solution.

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by aircatalonia
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Adria Airways has filed for bankruptcy
Replies: 217
Views: 40969

Re: Adria (JP) threatened with jet impounding

Do you maybe have more information on this? I see tonight they have a single night flight, Tirana at 22.35, and that was cancelled. I wonder if it has something to do with what you wrote. They also had Skopje and Pristina (JP810 and JP890) both at 22.40. But those have been removed from the airport...

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by aircatalonia
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Adria Airways has filed for bankruptcy
Replies: 217
Views: 40969

Re: Adria (JP) threatened with jet impounding

Did Thomson fly to the Balkans? I wonder if any of their customers were rebooked on Adria, that would be funny.

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by aircatalonia
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 219716

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Why did they go bankrupt? Couldn't they rise prices? Demand is lower?

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by aircatalonia
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: L-1011 used in Audi TV Commercial
Replies: 23
Views: 7311

Re: L-1011 used in Audi TV Commercial

So she's arrested on an ancient plane in the desert. My bet is she is an American spy in the middle east and she just got caught.

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by aircatalonia
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet flight flown by an off-duty pilot going on holidays
Replies: 38
Views: 11764

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

I wonder if he got paid for the flight.

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by aircatalonia
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 8272

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

Near 0% interest credit will always lead to bubbles in every industry.

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by aircatalonia
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV: Ukraine International 737 detached from the push back
Replies: 23
Views: 6496

Re: TLV: Ukraine International 737 detached from the push back

They literally "pushed" them back. Gotta wonder if a pneumatic arm at each gate could do the same job by pushing the plane with enough force :dollarsign:

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by aircatalonia
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAD closed?
Replies: 9
Views: 2306

Re: MAD closed?

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by aircatalonia
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mallorca aircraft collide in mid-air, killing at least seven.
Replies: 26
Views: 6274

Re: Mallorca aircraft collide in mid-air, killing at least seven.

It is reported the the copilot of the helicopter stayed on the ground to make room for the family of 4, as there are only 5 seats.

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by aircatalonia
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair received €62.5M in subsidies from Catalan authorities at Girona airport
Replies: 34
Views: 5990

Re: Ryanair received €62.5M in subsidies from Catalan authorities at Girona airport

A couple of things: At an average of 3 million passengers per year since 2004, FR has moved 45 million people. Therefore subsidies amount to just over a euro per person, which is not that much considering that even urban transport is subsidied at >1€ per journey in Barcelona. 2. Tourism can't keep g...

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by aircatalonia
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 892
Views: 114613

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

I don't quite understand their new strategy of opening bases in western Europe. Lower labor costs in eastern Europe is what brought them success. Now they are trapped in places like London and Vienna with a lot of competition and the next downturn may be just around the corner... Perhaps they should...

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by aircatalonia
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35617

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

This is indeed the Russian version of the Hudson miracle.

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by aircatalonia
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches 3x daily LCY-ANR from Sept. 9.
Replies: 40
Views: 10332

Re: KLM launches 3x daily LCY-ANR from Sept. 9.

I hope regulators stop this nonsense soon. The airplane shouldn't be an alternative to a 3h train trip.

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by aircatalonia
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia
Replies: 45
Views: 13722

Re: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia

Kindly provide evidence/ proof when you are making a claim/ presumption/ view/ opinion, as per forum rule. Without such, we will delete your post. Just yesterday. The exact same thing again. Lufthansa A321 near Nice on Aug 7th 2019, smoke on board http://avherald.com/h?article=4cb4d1b5&opt=0

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by aircatalonia
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia
Replies: 45
Views: 13722

Re: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia

These A321 smoke incidents seem to be happening more and more often.

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by aircatalonia
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 46836

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Why not charge a deposit? When you board your last leg they refund your money.

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by aircatalonia
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 10089

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

Wow, what a scandal. Ryanair would lose half of their passengers with these regulations.

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by aircatalonia
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EK gets court approval for December flights to MEX via BCN
Replies: 87
Views: 9417

Re: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN

About 655€ return BCN-MEX on all searches I did. I guess they will have to adjust the prices a little. There are plenty of options around 400€.

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by aircatalonia
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 17452

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

I'm not a smoker and I don't understand why they had to close those spaces. They could have charged an entrance fee and put the money to better use. $1 or $2 would have been fairly reasonable and that amounts to a lot of money at the end of the day.

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by aircatalonia
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 27475

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

For an extra $10 you get to travel in the wheel well for a true Walt Disney experience

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by aircatalonia
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting
Replies: 35
Views: 14902

Re: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting

They forgot to switch this off. Happens all the time.

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by aircatalonia
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic looking as well to the new XLR
Replies: 13
Views: 2769

Re: Air Baltic looking as well to the new XLR

Why transatlantic? Maybe they want to fly to Asia.

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by aircatalonia
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordica signs new agreement with LOT and cancels 5 routes
Replies: 12
Views: 2073

Re: Nordica signs new agreement with LOT and cancels 5 routes

Nordica is the smallest flag carrier in Europe, right?

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by aircatalonia
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 46
Views: 8107

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

How can a drunk female pose any kind of danger to the aircraft? Can't two people hold her until the plane lands? I understand the diversion but why dispatch two fighter jets?

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by aircatalonia
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malindo in the rough - Bandung
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: Malindo in the rough - Bandung

There's a Lion air plane off the runway in SE Asia. Doesn't matter when you read this, it's always true.

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by aircatalonia
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence: Flight Attendant slammed into ceiling (video)
Replies: 21
Views: 4952

Re: Turbulence: Flight Attendant slammed into ceiling (video)

Free Zero G experience. People pay thousands for this.

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