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by CrimsonNL
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood and it's painless
Replies: 30
Views: 1056

Re: I just gave blood and it's painless

Good job Airstud! I've donated 20 liters of blood myself since turning 18. I'm always a bit disappointed how few people in my surroundings are blood donor. Nobody ever seems to really have an answer for why they don't do it either. But it's very much necessary! All in all I think it takes me about 6...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Top 5 saddest retirements caused by the virus
Replies: 35
Views: 2563

Re: Opinion: Top 5 saddest retirements caused by the virus

My top 5 as of yet..

1: KLM 747
2: BA 747
3: Qantas 747
4: Virgin 747
5: Delta MD-90

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o
Replies: 38
Views: 8957

Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o

I apologize for the clickbait title, but I have to share this with the Anet community! The next video is making rounds on Facebook, and probably soon everywhere else. It's Rada Airlines' EW-450TR taking of from Nis Airport (INI) in Serbia. They rotate in the very last feet of the runway, and seem to...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Antonov 148/158 at Luton July 3 2020 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Re: Antonov 148/158 at Luton July 3 2020 ?

Perhaps it was UR-UKR? The Ukrainian government aircraft?



Alternatively, it could be one of the Russian government ones



In terms of the -148, one of these are your best bet. The only civil ones currently operating are in the Russian Far East, and in North Korea.

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?
Replies: 59
Views: 13906

Re: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/easa-su ... ring-bloc/
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EASA now suspends PK for 6 months from operating in European Airspace..

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/easa-su ... ring-bloc/

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to World Airways?
Replies: 38
Views: 6826

Re: What happened to World Airways?

Anyways, were there any other reasons World shut down? I sure miss them. I had a memory of my first flight when I was barely one, a Southwest flight to San Fransisco. I saw this sleek and elegant Trijet on the taxiway, with others of the same type on the apron near the cargo area. The first questio...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the MD-80
Replies: 39
Views: 5764

Re: Future of the MD-80

a300 wrote:
Iran Air has only a single example (EP-CBD) that is operational (though parked currently as part of the travel downturn).


Fun fact, this is one of the Chinese frames built at SAIC. Wonder if it's the last one (out of 20 Chinese built IIRC) to survive?

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by CrimsonNL
Sat May 09, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection
Replies: 70
Views: 15574

Re: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection

I'm sad to hear this! Miami Air have been regulars at AMS in the summer season, operating leases for no less then 3 Dutch airlines. They've been around almost every summer since 2007 or something. It started with Martinair first bringing them in, later followed by Transavia, and eventually ArkeFly (...

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by CrimsonNL
Thu May 07, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 72
Views: 4476

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

You can walk to ANR from the nearest train station, in like 25 minutes. It's right down the middle of a residential neighborhood too!

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: COVID19 stored aircraft chocks and engine covers
Replies: 7
Views: 2583

Re: COVID19 stored aircraft chocks and engine covers

I know those are essential equipment to prevent damage etc, but imagining all those planes should otherwise be flying and stoping on other bases, where does all these come from? Is it supplied with every engine or something like that and warehoused by their owners?. I always figured every aircraft ...

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled
Replies: 49
Views: 2370

Re: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled

Last completed trip in the first week of march: AMS-GLA-BRR-GLA-KOI-NRL-PPW-WRY-KOI-ABZ-AMS That was to log the two Loganair exclusives. This being the Barra Beach landing and the shortest flight in the world petween PPW-WRY (my flight time was 1 minute and 10 seconds :o). --------------------------...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: QUESTION: Technical specs of Airport Gates - Any reference to suggest?
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Re: QUESTION: Technical specs of Airport Gates - Any reference to suggest?

Hi Qazar! My homebase AMS has most of the info you're looking for available online, with public access. What you'll want to do (from the link below) is cross reference the "Aircraft Stand Table" with the "Overview Aircraft Types" list. Schiphol sorts aircraft types into 10 catego...

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1121
Views: 309949

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Could this be the shortest type retirement/reactivation period ever for a major airline?

Obviously I'm very happy to see them soldier on just a bit longer :)

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who's the Princess of the Skies?
Replies: 29
Views: 2971

Re: Who's the Princess of the Skies?

Concorde? I mean, long legs, beautiful body and big engines.. What more do you need :?

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is MU still flying PVG-JFK?
Replies: 8
Views: 2347

Re: Why is MU still flying PVG-JFK?

Obviously there are still commercial and/or humanitarian reasons to keep it going.

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Support Systems LLC IL76
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

Re: Air Support Systems LLC IL76

There's also an IL78 refueler in the US From Wikipedia: A former Il-78 of the Ukrainian Air Force was bought by the North American Tactical Aviation Inc (NATA) in 2005, with an intention to use the aircraft for contracted air refuelling operations to United States military. The aircraft latter pass...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Exhaust Part found outside of Z13 Alaska?
Replies: 19
Views: 4822

Re: Jet Exhaust Part found outside of Z13 Alaska?

Intriguing! What effect would losing one of these have on the engine during operation?

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182694

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Kuwait is ending all commercial flights on Friday. Only cargo flights will be permitted. At this point I think many other countries will follow. Source (AFP) https://twitter.com/AFPespanol/status/1237761515312287745?s=20 This is denied by the government of Kuwait; "There is no truth to the rum...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Harbour Air Otters Damaged In Attempted Theft
Replies: 26
Views: 5937

Re: Two Harbour Air Otters Damaged In Attempted Theft

Apparently the aircraft that was stolen (or attempted to) belonged to Seair Seaplanes? I think it's visible in the picture with the complete right wing missing. I'm pretty amazed this happened in downtown Vancouver. That has to be one of the busiest seaplane ports in the world..

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Announcement that "boarding is closed" when it ain't
Replies: 17
Views: 1160

Re: Announcement that "boarding is closed" when it ain't

It's the same as agents announcing like 5 times that "this is the FINAL boarding call". Always has been one of my pet peeves

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to Close Nagoya route again
Replies: 6
Views: 1035

Re: Garuda to Close Nagoya route again

dirk88 wrote:
And AMS-KNO-DPS is moved back to AMS-CGK, with super short notice. In the last two years they have been so unreliable in their schedule...


What a joke of an airline, is that the 4th or 5th announced change for AMS in less then a year?

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 111300

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

https://youtu.be/B0pQfgi9ZqU
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btfarrwm wrote:
Which ATC station would have control over this flight at the time of the crash?


Transcripts are already online courtesy of VASaviation;

https://youtu.be/B0pQfgi9ZqU

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293254

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Reading through this thread reminds me that there are some very special people among our user base. I'm amazed that there are people that believe that the Iranians would intentionally shoot down an airliner less then 50km (!) from the capital's international airport! One that belongs to a country th...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Car crash at SRQ
Replies: 25
Views: 5114

Re: Car crash at SRQ

Over 100 MPH??? Yeah, that truck has a lot of damage. I assume the driver will blame the incident on medical issue or mechanical failure on the truck. But is the truck a writeoff? Well now it's too early to speculate about a write off. It's up to the insurance company to see if it's financially via...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 17767

Re: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines

I'll ask the question again, if lots of passengers turn up at the airport with lots of excess baggage and it can't all be carried, how is that TK's fault? Maybe that sounds good in theory - but not in practice. If someone is checking in, they obviously already have a ticket; it is a little late for...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 76
Views: 3877

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

Thanks Airstud! I can always count on you to give me something to do during my night shift. Still missing the U and X after all these years, but amazingly I managed to get a second Q! :o It's been a good year with also many Y's and Z's added. New entries for this year in green: A: ABQ, ACI, AGP, AJR...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No ID check on (German) domestic flights
Replies: 77
Views: 6239

Re: No ID check on (German) domestic flights

How accurate are these gate-ID checks anyway? At least here at my home base you'll most likely get an overworked, under payed agent that will have to check 180 ID's in less then 20 minutes. With different nationalities come a lot of names/spelling that might be complicated for the agent to read quic...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Only one 747-300 operating?
Replies: 8
Views: 3609

Re: Only one 747-300 operating?

EP-MND hasn't flown since November 7th. I arrived in THR on November 10th hoping to fly on it.. :banghead:

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated
Replies: 82
Views: 21589

Re: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated

GBNWB wrote:
G-GATL isn't that old, it is MSN 1834, it is the same as as say G-EUUL and G-EUUM and newer than the BA A319s. 2003 vintage aircraft.


Still, I think few people who've worked with the BA 320 fleet, will be surprised that it involves a -GATx bird rather then an -EUUx one!

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The noisiest and quietest airports
Replies: 8
Views: 5249

Re: The noisiest and quietest airports

I find my home base AMS to be terrible in this regard. The amount of announcements is staggering, and so is the volume. You're forced to listen to countless missing passenger calls, from piers that on the other side of the airport. If you're destined for (example) Easyjet to MAN departing from H, it...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adding A350 to AMS
Replies: 24
Views: 6944

Re: Delta adding A350 to AMS

MartijnNL wrote:
That’s good news for aircraft spotters.


Well with 4 a day you'll soon be wishing for some 777s for variation!

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell
Replies: 28
Views: 10815

Re: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell

I've never seen any airport staff being subjected to breathalyzer tests at AMS (Not counting flight crew). I'm sure there would be more people in trouble then you might think, if they did..

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine Air Alliance AN-12 crashes near LWO
Replies: 13
Views: 2571

Re: Ukraine Air Alliance AN-12 crashes near LWO

http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4cd99477&opt=0
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The Aviation Herald is now reporting it might be fuel starvation. VGO-LWO should be within maximum range of the AN-12. Also there are countless diversion options along the route, very strange!

http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4cd99477&opt=0

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine Air Alliance AN-12 crashes near LWO
Replies: 13
Views: 2571

Ukraine Air Alliance AN-12 crashes near LWO

https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 20191004-0

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Apparently the 51-year old AN-12 UR-CAH, crash landed this morning while on approach to LWO. Early reports suggest 5 fatalities out of 8 souls on board..

https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 20191004-0

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: An-24s in regular pax schedule?
Replies: 15
Views: 3555

Re: An-24s in regular pax schedule?

I absolutely love the AN-24, flown on 5 different ones with 3 airlines. It's not exactly comfortable and the noise is deafening, but it has this incredibly solid and reliable feeling to it! Like you're sitting in a flying tank! I usually wear earplugs when I'm on one. I've tried listening to music w...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)
Replies: 50
Views: 12376

Re: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)

United787 wrote:
Was this a United Express plane? Looks like T2...


I'm surprised it took 40 replies for someone to try and identify the aircraft! That's not like Anet at all! Personally I think it looks like American Eagle!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV: Ukraine International 737 detached from the push back
Replies: 23
Views: 6464

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

Wow, even tow trucks have dashcams now?

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol
Replies: 57
Views: 10520

Re: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol

Do we know flight times yet for the extra EWR?

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Revenue L-1011
Replies: 34
Views: 10597

Re: Last Revenue L-1011

Luzair's L-1011-500 CS-TMR was stored for three years at Amsterdam after two consecutive RTO's in summer 2004, while operating for Dutch Caribbean Airways. After sitting idle for years on the east apron of AMS, when the plane was already starting to look very sad and scrapping seemed to be near, th...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners with air stairs
Replies: 44
Views: 5915

Re: Airliners with air stairs

Didn't BA used to have them on the 737-400? I think they were disabled in the later years of service with the access door still visible below 1L.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure
Replies: 47
Views: 10498

Re: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure

readytotaxi wrote:
How very odd 17:00GMT and only one plane just departed, EK148. Must be a nightmare for all


From what I heard they left cargo behind, and are making a fuel stop in ATH on the way!

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 111
Views: 17580

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

T-tails are fundamentally less efficient than conventional tails, and tail mounted engines are much less efficient than wing mounted engines. That is why no new airliners are T-tails, and never will be again. And they're dangerously prone to deep stalls. Man, aviation is getting more and more borin...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CLT-AMS AA vs. DL/KL
Replies: 37
Views: 3931

Re: CLT-AMS AA vs. DL/KL

Besides, Amsterdam has a slot shortage so they can't just add new destinations. Slots at Amsterdam are too valuable to waste on destinations that don't make sense, like Charlotte. "Ultimately Lelystad is the solution the industry keeps coming back to. Being a general aviation airport, Lelystad...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 6000ft and no chimes
Replies: 25
Views: 3188

Re: 6000ft and no chimes

Had it just the other day when the seatbelt sign was switched on, descending through 2800ft. There wasn't much left in the cabin to do but still the flight attendants had to rush to do their checks.

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?
Replies: 31
Views: 5029

Re: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?

oldannyboy wrote:
I seem to remember that years ago MIA was served by MP on their behalf?..


At the time MP was an independent airline with their own network. Though they were eventually acquired by KLM (after which their pax ops were discontinued), I don't believe they ever flew on behalf of KLM.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cash for on board purchases still accepted?
Replies: 14
Views: 1710

Re: Cash for on board purchases still accepted?

Doesn't pretty much any European airline still accept cash, apart from maybe BA?

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German DFS denies transfer flight trough german airspace of an Norwegian 737 Max
Replies: 18
Views: 5567

Re: German DFS denies transfer flight trough german airspace of an Norwegian 737 Max

They are not the only ones in Europe. TUI Netherlands' PHTFO has been in SOF ever since the grounding. Numerous attempts have been made to ferry her back, some really crazy (airspace avoiding) routes too, but no luck yet.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzhorod in Ukraine
Replies: 29
Views: 4970

Re: Uzhorod in Ukraine

On the days of the week that there is no flight to/from UDJ, is keeping the aircraft on the ground unused what Motor Sich really want to do ? ? That kind of seems to be their thing on all their routes. Their OZH-MSQ-OZH spends like 6hrs on the ground in MSQ, IEV-LWO-IEV has about 6hrs on the ground...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun May 05, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 149
Views: 39329

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

Thanks for the updates FT!

I'm quite surprised by these facts. I flew HOS just two weeks before the crash, and as I said earlier I was very impressed with their operation. Never would have expected any flaws serious enough to revoke the permit..

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by CrimsonNL
Sat May 04, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 43986

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

With the exception of 1 or 2 years, Miami Air have been regulars at AMS every summer since 2007. Operating summer-leases for Martinair, Transavia and Tui. In fact the accident aircraft was scheduled to operate out of AMS this year again. Around AMS they are known as a very reliable and professional ...

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