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by musapapaya
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 124
Views: 26454

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Hong Kong will lift the previous ban on passengers who stayed in the UK for the last 21 days. Passengers can now board specific flights operated by Cathay Pacific (with inflated prices) and complete their 21 days quarantine in a designated hotel And the flights were reportedly sold out within a cou...

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by musapapaya
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex Thai A330 P2F conversion Documentary on YOUTUBE
Replies: 14
Views: 3129

Re: Ex Thai A330 P2F conversion Documentary on YOUTUBE

Interesting programme - the WELT has quite some good selections, one is on the A350, impressive videos!

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by musapapaya
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is FedEx struggling to recover from last week?
Replies: 48
Views: 7565

Re: Is FedEx struggling to recover from last week?

I think their problem in Fedex is not just that, us in Europe isnt that much better, we have had shipments from Dubai to the UK, it went to Delhi, sat there for a few days then went to Paris and then UK. It was only a few days late but around that week, DHL used two days to send something from HKG t...

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by musapapaya
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 96
Views: 18934

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021

The only difference is that on LH Group people still get some bottled water and a sweet treat for free, and this will not be given to BA or the LCCs. A subtle difference there.

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by musapapaya
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current status of crew avoiding layover in PVG via ICN
Replies: 41
Views: 7336

Re: Current status of crew avoiding layover in PVG via ICN

Have such arrangement been extended to HKG? I think all crew arriving into HKG will be required a 14 day isolation in a hotel and 7 more days self isolation (health surveillance) for HKG based crew. https://loyaltylobby.com/2021/02/10/cathay-pacific-drastically-cuts-flights-due-to-14-day-crew-quara...

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by musapapaya
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 124
Views: 26454

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

https://thepointsguy.co.uk/news/cathay-pacific-loosens-mask-requirement/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=facebook&utm_content=A66F2A68-6A37-11EB-9C73-FE7C0EDC252D&utm_term=editorial&fbclid=IwAR3lDPk63OtISZSh8_9FnDzsD_4SlI3NICwhl0R3lgXjKeUxjsyumCImN5E For info g...

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by musapapaya
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 96
Views: 18934

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021

Just in time for the new year LX received their 3rd A320 NEO today, HB-JDC. I also noticed that the restriction for the A220's not to fly higher than 28'000 Feet was lifted recently, looks like they could fix the issues with the engines. Good news! I wonder if the manufacturer will be paying back s...

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by musapapaya
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 163
Views: 34171

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

Happy to see the 343 staying around for a while longer. They are still lovely birds - very comfortable. They have such an amazingly quiet cabin. They are a very relaxing aircraft to fly on, soooo much better than the 777. Too bad the 346 are gone though... I agree, just had a journey on one of thes...

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by musapapaya
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 775
Views: 82517

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

Sorry if this has already been addressed in this thread and I missed it, but: If airlines are so swiftly phasing out their 4-engine aircraft (A380, B747), then why is LH hanging onto their A340 fleet for so long ? What I'm further asking is: What are the chances that they'll pull their A340s by the...

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by musapapaya
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 775
Views: 82517

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

I think the following from July is still accurate: Ref: https://simpleflying.com/airbus-a340-retirement/ So A350s are expected to replace A340-600, and other reports tell us all A340-600 are parked and not likely to return unless recovery happens significantly faster than planned. A340-300 will eve...

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by musapapaya
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 705
Views: 442648

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-nationa ... 5-november

National lockdown in the UK from 5th November onwards. Uncertain how this will impact the aviation industry as non-essential travel both domestically and internationally will not be allowed.
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https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-nationa ... 5-november

National lockdown in the UK from 5th November onwards. Uncertain how this will impact the aviation industry as non-essential travel both domestically and internationally will not be allowed.

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by musapapaya
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cdg europes busiest airport
Replies: 8
Views: 2113

Re: Cdg europes busiest airport

Not going to talk about how different governments have acted to save the airline and travel industry, only going to talk about my own observations. When we were at CDG in August, the airport was reasonably busy and the Air France flights were all of healthy loads.

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by musapapaya
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 321
Views: 27373

Rapid Covid19 testing available at Heathrow!

Morning Folks Some good news for Heathrow passengers on the horizon, please see this: https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-rapid-one-hour-tests-now-available-for-italy-and-hong-kong-passengers-at-heathrow-12108853 I am travelling to Hong Kong myself in a months time (from Manchester) and is strugg...

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by musapapaya
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alex Cruz steps down at BA
Replies: 83
Views: 12939

Re: Alex Cruz Steop down

The problem is the British flying public in general don't care. They want cheap flights and are now used to paying for food and drinks on shorthaul flights. BA's competitors on intra-Europe shorthaul are not AF/KLM/LH but Easyjet and Ryanair.. .. Nothing to do with the British public....it applies ...

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by musapapaya
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alex Cruz steps down at BA
Replies: 83
Views: 12939

Re: Alex Cruz Steop down

Looks like he quit Don't think he stepped down. Looks like he was pushed out. Do either of you have any evidence for which it is? The truth is: we do not yet know. The suddenness of it might suggest he was pushed, but then, equally, perhaps there has been a personal/family crisis causing him to res...

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by musapapaya
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alex Cruz steps down at BA
Replies: 83
Views: 12939

Re: Alex Cruz Steop down

If Lufthansa, Air France, KLM.. can all offer a decent onboard product on intra-European flights then I see no reason why BA can't as well. Hopefully they drop BoB and replace it at least with free drinks. Agreed completely - the whole BoB thing is a shameful concept, for a 'premium' flag carrier. ...

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by musapapaya
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alex Cruz steps down at BA
Replies: 83
Views: 12939

Re: Alex Cruz Steop down

Blerg wrote:
If Lufthansa, Air France, KLM.. can all offer a decent onboard product on intra-European flights then I see no reason why BA can't as well. Hopefully they drop BoB and replace it at least with free drinks.

Agreed completely - the whole BoB thing is a shameful concept, for a 'premium' flag carrier.

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by musapapaya
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 625
Views: 73147

Re: What is happening to Lufthansa?

I am not qualified to say whether LH is in any way deeper trouble than others - however, they are a much more diverse business and have quite a few dedicated freighters, which for the moment is bringing in the revenue. And the less requirement for them to fly passenger planes for cargo only flights....

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by musapapaya
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 625
Views: 73147

Re: What is happening to Lufthansa?

And a final factor is that many of the airliners still flying at the other airlines have been stripped of their seats and converted to improvised cargo aircraft. Lufthansa already has a large fleet of 15 dedicated cargo MD-11s and 777Fs. AF-KLM has a combined total of 6 dedicated cargo aircraft, IA...

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by musapapaya
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 775
Views: 82517

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

Our booked flights to HKG from FRA in November have been changed from a 747-8 to 340-300. Not that I am complaining but this suggests that the 340-300 will be here until at least the end of this year. Understandably, the 747-8 is a much bigger aircraft and the 340-300 is not a bad plane for all the ...

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by musapapaya
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Air Traffic - August 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 2947

Re: European Air Traffic - August 2020

Surprised by by the difference between LH and AFKL. Didn't have enough time to go through the report in detail, but I would have imagined that (including LH Cargo) the difference would be much closer. But I am guessing LH is taking a more conservative approach or the German quarantine requirement i...

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by musapapaya
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways emergency landing
Replies: 10
Views: 4062

Re: British Airways emergency landing

It is not the first time a BA flight needed to turn round on the first revenue service after finishing its heavy maintenance at Cardiff... I

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by musapapaya
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Best. Flight. Ever! Business class on a Swiss Airbus A220 (my first time) from Zurich to Dublin
Replies: 18
Views: 16633

Re: Best. Flight. Ever! Business class on a Swiss Airbus A220 (my first time) from Zurich to Dublin

Great report! I have been on LX's A220 a few times and I agree that the silver trim around the seats look nice! The windows are big too. I have not been on their business class but I did enjoy the few occasions in economy. Their crew are usually nice and when I flew with BA just when they started to...

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by musapapaya
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Burn A220
Replies: 1
Views: 1079

Re: Fuel Burn A220

On this topic, I am interested whether a fix is available yet, so that these planes (at least those with the higher engine thrust) are no longer going to be limited at FL280.

Sorry to be hijacking your thread :)

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by musapapaya
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 26155

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

Well done to the pilots. But the news reporting is low standard - engine hitting the PAVEMENT. But then perhaps we cannot expect these reporters to know the piece of land for the plane to land is called the 'runway'. Most people know, may be not the reporter.

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by musapapaya
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 135058

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

CX surely has the most complicated situation to resolve on top of covid, and most of them could be related to elements involving politics and how the economy is going to survive with the backdrop of China vs USA and the sanctions going forward.

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by musapapaya
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: REGIONAL WIDEBODY: Manila to Singapore on Singapore Airlines
Replies: 2
Views: 7780

Re: REGIONAL WIDEBODY: Manila to Singapore on Singapore Airlines

Very nice report, thanks for sharing!
One thing you could do next time for the boarding passes, is to either get one downloaded onto the phone (and keep the paper copy) or visit a check in kiosk and get another one printed. This way, you will have an unteared boarding pass to keep.

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by musapapaya
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?
Replies: 41
Views: 13352

Re: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?

My last trip on one of the LX's A220 was in September 2019, and the altitude restrictions were in place already. Clearly, flying it especially when the loads are pretty light at low altitude is not ideal from a fuel efficiency point of view, but I do not have any data to back it up. They usually fly...

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by musapapaya
Thu May 28, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 625
Views: 73147

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/eng ... cac0c05e5b
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At least some further good news to the Lufthansa group operations in the coming weeks.

Please see link:

https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/eng ... cac0c05e5b

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by musapapaya
Fri May 08, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 775
Views: 82517

Lufthansa to double their operating aircraft from June

Finally some good news coming on the horizon - Lufthansa announced doubling their operating aircrafts to 160 from June onwards. Hope this good news will spread to other airlines. Link below. https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/english/newsroom/lufthansa-group-airlines-to-take-off-again-with-160-airc...

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by musapapaya
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 51590

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

LX138 has been operated by a 343 on 1st March and this will continue for a while due to the weakening load on the route to HKG.

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by musapapaya
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Software link suspected in Airbus A220 engine blowouts according to Reuters
Replies: 93
Views: 32376

Re: Swiss grounded all its A220 after an engine problem

Not sure if it’s relevant - on Saturday 12th October I was on an A220 LX390 and it was cruising at FL280. Found it a little strange that as the flight was half full. I went on FR24 later that day and noticed that the plane has never gone above this FL when it went to and came back from Madrid the sa...

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by musapapaya
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Drone Sighting
Replies: 27
Views: 5371

Departures at Heathrow stopped due to suspected drone sightings

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46803713

Just in the news guys - hope it’s resolved ASAP.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46803713

Just in the news guys - hope it’s resolved ASAP.

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by musapapaya
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Swiss not use E Gates in ZRH for narrowbodies?
Replies: 14
Views: 3677

Re: Why does Swiss not use E Gates in ZRH for narrowbodies?

I've been on delayed LX327s before (scheduled arrival from LHR 21:30), that have gone to E gates to enable transfers on the departures around 22:40 to SIN, GRU, BKK, HKG and TLV - with the 23:00 curfew, transiting from D Gates would have been pushing it time wise, otherwise. But with the inbound Ai...

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by musapapaya
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Media reports: CX 216 delayed for 51 hours
Replies: 11
Views: 2068

Re: Media reports: CX 216 delayed for 51 hours

I understand what you meant - but I thought CX being well represented in Europe and mostly by 350 and 77W, will have some maintenance contract in place to make sure they minimise the AOG time. The news is reported in Chinese media, link below: http://hk.on.cc/hk/bkn/cnt/news/20180722/bkn-20180722114...

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by musapapaya
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Media reports: CX 216 delayed for 51 hours
Replies: 11
Views: 2068

Media reports: CX 216 delayed for 51 hours

It was reported widely reported on the media in Hong Kong that this flight scheduled to depart Manchester on 20th July is some 51 hours delayed. Due to the fact that it is bank holiday in the UK, most passengers could not be rebooked to other flights. The reason for the long delay was due to the wai...

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by musapapaya
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DLH9921
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: DLH9921

DLH9922 also on the move.

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by musapapaya
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH797 - nose gear steering broken during tow?
Replies: 0
Views: 1053

LH797 - nose gear steering broken during tow?

Hello
An airbus A380 operated by LH was reportedly delayed at HKG due to nose gear steering being broken. Is there any news about this?
Regards
William

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by musapapaya
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo set an altitude limit of 30,000 ft for the A320NEO fleet
Replies: 48
Views: 19267

Re: Indigo set an altitude limit of 30,000 ft for the A320NEO fleet

Those 5 (D-AINA - D-AINE) A320NEO with Lufthansa seems to be happily flying!

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by musapapaya
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HKG to Europe flights tonight (15th June)
Replies: 4
Views: 2500

HKG to Europe flights tonight (15th June)

Most if not all of them are heavily delayed. I know there is thunderstorm around HKG area but seems only flights to Europe are very late. They are doing some funny routes too, with CX383, CX293 etc flying south west and over Thailand (!) rather than the usual north and cross china. CX233 is heading ...

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by musapapaya
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA ground staff LHR T5 last night
Replies: 43
Views: 4923

Re: BA ground staff LHR T5 last night

So guys, by 600 grams overweight, does it mean that the bag was 23.6kg? If you really want to be difficult with the ground staff, ask for the calibration certificate of the scale. I find these scale not that accurate anyway! I have heard that airlines tend to give you 1 or 2 kg slack only because th...

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by musapapaya
Tue May 30, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: BA Boss Alex Cruz "Won't Resign" Over IT Fiasco
Replies: 34
Views: 5554

Re: BBC: BA Boss Alex Cruz "Won't Resign" Over IT Fiasco

... I've heard one authoritative statement that already says that they're losing more in compensation payments than this outsourcing was projected to save through 2019.,,, No authoritative information stands before creativity of bean counters. BA Engineering used to be world class, now they cannot ...

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by musapapaya
Sat May 27, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA experiencing computer problems.
Replies: 200
Views: 30024

Re: BA experiencing computer problems.

I wonder are they able to rebook passengers onto other airlines? Because this procedure relies on the IT system too?

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by musapapaya
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports in desperate need of more gates
Replies: 102
Views: 15757

Re: Airports in desperate need of more gates

I will add in HKG on the list. Remember when they were planning to build the third runway, there were campaigns saying that they actually needed more gates than runways?

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by musapapaya
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 101830

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Hello,
Anyone have any idea why the HB-JNE operated the LX180 from ZRH to BKK on 20th Feb has diverted to Baku? Seems a very strange place to divert a 77W?
It stayed there for some 24 hours before continuing.
Regards
William

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by musapapaya
Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Asiana's 767-300
Replies: 1
Views: 494

Asiana's 767-300

Hello

I would like to find out if there is any information on Asiana's 767-300, as I know they are circa 20 years old but I heard that the cabin has never been retrofitted. Is this true?

Regards
musapapaya

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by musapapaya
Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Bombardier CS100 commercial flight: Swiss ZRH-CDG on 15/07/2016
Replies: 9
Views: 7130

Re: First Bombardier CS100 commercial flight: Swiss ZRH-CDG on 15/07/2016

The Miss Switzerland 2013 is truly very pretty :P

Hope I have a chance to fly on this aircraft soon between MAN and ZRH.

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by musapapaya
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA7 return to LHR due to ATC / Fight Plan issues!
Replies: 1
Views: 1020

BA7 return to LHR due to ATC / Fight Plan issues!

British Airways Boeing 777-336ER G-STBH operating BA7 London Heathrow – Tokyo Haneda was delayed entering Russian airspace due to a flight plan issue and made a loop over Joensuu in Finland. The aircraft then entered Russian airspace and flew for two and a half hours when it turned back close to Sid...

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by musapapaya
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Push-back while cabin not prepared
Replies: 25
Views: 7919

Re: Push-back while cabin not prepared

I have experienced this with LH in DME before. Aircraft arrived a few mins behind schedule and the pilot came on the speakers, welcomed the passengers and said he will endeavour to turn the aircraft round as quickly and as safely as possible. We pushed back when people were still sorting the overhea...

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by musapapaya
Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX255 HKG-LHR Diverted to Chongqing
Replies: 8
Views: 10784

CX255 HKG-LHR Diverted to Chongqing

Hi guys

Please see below:

http://avherald.com/h?article=4974d064&opt=0

regards
musapapaya

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