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by fraspotter
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus
Replies: 100
Views: 16652

Re: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus

From an everyday passenger point of view (and passengers who may not be well versed on the issues between PRC and ROC) it's understandable how many can get Air China and China Airlines mixed up. I've had people come up to me saying that they were flying "Canada Airlines" (and even Canadian...

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by fraspotter
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Jet2 operating air tankers??
Replies: 10
Views: 1954

Re: Is Jet2 operating air tankers??

Per this: https://www.airliners.net/photo/Jet2-AirTanker/Airbus-A330-243/6031773?qsp=eJwljUEKAjEQBP/S5xzUoLC56Qf04AeGyaCBmITJCC7L/t243orupnoB12LysfvcBAFdSPkJh0ZKr46wjMG7mM4I3k8OuTJZqgXhsPPT0aFXtctoEcnkzCzNJOKfXzWK/irpvDkf42M/QPS2Mfxp5DH1lmlziFHKWNcvG9wxmA%3D%3D.. What gives??? Check out this trip r...

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by fraspotter
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 284
Views: 75652

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

And the commercial aviation industry just keeps getting more and more boring with all these single deck twins. A world of predominantly A32X, 737, 777, 787, A330, A350 is not fun IMO. 747, A340 and A380 getting less and less common. :(

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by fraspotter
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 91 757 ???
Replies: 12
Views: 2773

Re: UA 91 757 ???

Where did you see this? FlightRadar24 and UA.com both show a 787-10

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by fraspotter
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 91634

Re: Emirates Retires First A380

Why did they repaint it white, seems like a waste of money? Even if this one is leased and the owner wants it white, you would think Emirates would split the savings of not having to repaint it with the owner and they would gladly accept since there is a 99.99% chance this aircraft gets scrapped. A...

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by fraspotter
Thu May 07, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17366

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

Honestly, pretty gutted that I won't get a chance to fly into TXL one more time. Had two "last trips" planned this summer through there. It had it's frustrating moments, but I love the brutalist architecture and relative convenience compared to mega airports with centralized security. Won...

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by fraspotter
Sat May 02, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 256
Views: 54216

Re: SAA to be liquidated!

BN727227Ultra wrote:
Have Alitalia run it! What could go wrong?


I can just imagine Italian taxpayers looking at the situation and saying to themselves "so the government withholding funds and letting a basket case of an airline fail is an option here?" :scratchchin:

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by fraspotter
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 256
Views: 54216

Re: SAA to be liquidated!

So they want to start a new airline to replace the old SAA. Are they going to try and replicate their long haul routes or are they going to try and refocus as a regional airline? But now they want to absorb all the former SAA employees? How will this turn out any different then before? SAA was gross...

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by fraspotter
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Where to buy Model Airliners
Replies: 8
Views: 2353

Re: Where to buy Model Airliners

airlinemuseum.com has a good selection from a wide variety of scales and brands. On more than one occasion I have found myself spending more money than I wanted on that site. It's like a candy store for collectors. I've also rediscovered the many gems that ebay has to offer in terms of scale models ...

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by fraspotter
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery
Replies: 60
Views: 15157

Re: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery

Iluvtofly wrote:
The world is falling apart and this is all this over rated rapscar can do with with his $$$$$

Who says this is all he is doing with his money? I can guarantee you that this man donates more to charity than you ever have or ever will.

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by fraspotter
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzbekistan Airways selling 2 757s and 2 767s
Replies: 22
Views: 5148

Re: Uzbekistan Airways selling 2 757s and 2 767s

I've been on one of their B757s and Christ, those things are beaten up. If the 763s are in a similar condition, I'm not sure there will be much of a passenger market for them, but cargo conversion should be an option. Yes cargo conversion is a likely option but saying that there's no passenger mark...

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by fraspotter
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?
Replies: 75
Views: 12921

Re: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?

DEN 500am to DFW Only after their 509am departure to CLT is the first non AA departure, WN to AUS at 515AM. Is that really true though? I mean If you're basing it off of a day starting/ending at midnight then F9 558 departs at 1206AM just past midnight. Not only that but between 12:06AM and 1:16AM ...

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by fraspotter
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't Hong Kong Keep Kai Tak open?
Replies: 21
Views: 3309

Re: Why didn't Hong Kong Keep Kai Tak open?

Couldn't they turn Kai Tak into a turboprop/general aviation airport like Subang Airport in Kuala Lumpur? It's one thing to hamper building development when Kai Tak was the only option for aviation in HK however if Kai Tak were to be limited to GA those building limitations would still exist. Excep...

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by fraspotter
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narita to eliminate landing fees for new routes
Replies: 7
Views: 1762

Re: Narita to eliminate landing fees for new routes

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20191129_18/ According to this article, Narita airport will eliminate landing fees for three years for all new long-haul passenger flights. What are the possibilities of new destinations being launched by foreign and Japanese airlines? So the HND growth is ha...

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by fraspotter
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only 13yrs service now decomissioned VS A346
Replies: 76
Views: 15611

Re: Only 13yrs service now decomissioned VS A346

Be thankful it stuck around for that long. a lot of a346 haven't stuck around for that long. As others have said, operating economics often kill an aircraft before the hours and cycles do.

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by fraspotter
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants
Replies: 64
Views: 17641

Re: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants

So, because the UK can’t handle it, Emirates needs to hire an overqualified person to clean the showers? At your office, do you also hire MBAs to do janitorial services? Or simply include the shower attendant in the normal flight duties of the FAs. If normal operation of something on board can't/wo...

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by fraspotter
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants
Replies: 64
Views: 17641

Re: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants

The simple fix should be the hire a real, certified flight attendant for this position. Which seems to be what they're doing. So, because the UK can’t handle it, Emirates needs to hire an overqualified person to clean the showers? At your office, do you also hire MBAs to do janitorial services? Or ...

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by fraspotter
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climbing Uluru Banned
Replies: 12
Views: 4184

Re: Climbing Uluru Banned

This is a big win for the Aboriginal community in Australia. It is a very public and important recognition of their rights and responsibilities of the Government toward them. Likely the Aboriginal persons in the region of Uluru got only a tiny sliver of the revenues from tourism, White European imm...

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by fraspotter
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2019
Replies: 534
Views: 46241

Re: Word Game Q4 2019

Flyingdevil737 wrote:
WarRI1 wrote:
LovePlanes74 wrote:
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by fraspotter
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 250225

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

A Delta MD-88 reg. N990DL is currently flying from Riverside, CA to Killeen, TX. Positive it’s a military charter. As much as I love seeing the MD-88 in different places, this seems like an unusual aircraft choice given the locations. Won’t hear me complain though! Definitely a charter for units tr...

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by fraspotter
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A32x wearing the new UA livery spotted
Replies: 20
Views: 5423

Re: 1st A32x wearing the new UA livery spotted

So what is the nickname of this livery? "United Billboard"? No. It's Eiffel 65's "I'm Blue (Dabadee Dabadie)". Or just "blue on blue on blue." Or just "We gave Jeff a single blue crayon and told him to go to town." I'll take the third explanation. Best and si...

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by fraspotter
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 772 ORD-... BWI??
Replies: 13
Views: 4236

Re: UAL 772 ORD-... BWI??

Just saw this on FR24! UAL 2560, (N212UA) landed at BWI! BWI does not see scheduled UAL 772 service. The only widebody passenger scheduled service we see is the BAW 787 or 777. UAL 2560 doesn't even fly to BWI all the time! https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2560 What the HECK? Your example was...

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by fraspotter
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team
Replies: 67
Views: 10945

Re: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team

It seems like Delta is the only airline you ever hear about going above and beyond like this to help passengers stranded due to another airline. It's definitely a culture thing. That's why I fly Delta whenever possible, even if it costs slightly more. It isn't a culture thing, it is a PR thing. DL ...

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by fraspotter
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team
Replies: 67
Views: 10945

Re: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team

F9 cancels a flight, DL gets good PR. Yet certain posters trying to male the thread about AA. Waiting on someone to blame the peril of these passengers on AA. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk PHL is an AA hub so of course AA would be brought up for not stepping forward. Instead they had their riv...

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by fraspotter
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team
Replies: 67
Views: 10945

Re: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team

F9 cancels a flight, DL gets good PR. Yet certain posters trying to male the thread about AA. Waiting on someone to blame the peril of these passengers on AA. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk PHL is an AA hub so of course AA would be brought up for not stepping forward. Instead they had their riv...

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by fraspotter
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team
Replies: 67
Views: 10945

Re: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team

F9 cancels a flight, DL gets good PR. Yet certain posters trying to male the thread about AA. Waiting on someone to blame the peril of these passengers on AA. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk PHL is an AA hub so of course AA would be brought up for not stepping forward. Instead they had their riv...

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by fraspotter
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drunk pax vomits on woman's head on NK flight
Replies: 19
Views: 7530

Re: Drunk pax vomits on woman's head on NK flight

This is the most NK story ever.

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by fraspotter
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus single aisle c/n 1000 to be scrapped
Replies: 5
Views: 4385

Re: Airbus single aisle c/n 1000 to be scrapped

PM wrote:
I seem to recall that when Airbus launched the A320 they hoped they might sell 700 of them...


Little did they know that they'd have a few airlines wanting to buy them 200 or 300 at a time. :shock:

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by fraspotter
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Pilots Association Sues Boeing Re: 737MAX
Replies: 85
Views: 13070

Re: Southwest Pilots Association Sues Boeing Re: 737MAX

We all knew the lawsuits would be coming. Not sure why some of us seem to be surprised by it. Definitely not the last suit that Boeing will see on the matter of the 737MAX that's for sure and rightfully so. It's not everyday you buy a multi million dollar machine only to have them unusable for close...

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by fraspotter
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this site US biased?
Replies: 17
Views: 9534

Re: Is this site US biased?

The site was built by a Swede back in the 90s however he later sold it to an American company a number of years ago but it has always had a majority of its members be American/US based. The noticeable imbalance of topics focusing on US centric topics the OP speaks of is a bit of a stretch but even i...

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by fraspotter
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 250225

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

WOW....so half the MD-88 fleet GONE in about a year's time :( The Annual Report showed 74 mainline narrowbody purchase commitments for 2019. The company recently reaffirmed its plan for 4% annual domestic growth for the next few years. One year ago DL had 148 MD-80+90 of which 50 were MD-90 so 98 M...

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by fraspotter
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 142161

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

The new colour scheme looks amazing! https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-sas-unveils-new-livery-ahead-of-a350-arriv-460954/ It looks like crap! They might as well have not bothered. Very Lufthansaesque... That is an insult to the Lufthansa livery, which is at least stringent in its ...

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by fraspotter
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 104
Views: 17703

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

The 747s were relics of a bygone era pre-1978 deregulation. No need for planes that big on a network that had been slowly eroded down from its former glory. That and as other posters have mentioned, their financial status was so poor by 1989 nobody really wanted to do business with them. Throughout ...

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by fraspotter
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182498

Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

Do a search on the investor....it gets a little interesting. “Michele Ballarin” She has a real estate license. She is referred to by Iceland newspapers as an “arms dealer” and she was involved in a sketchy Somali airline. https://paxex.aero/2019/07/wow-air-redux-michele-ballarin/ Recipe for success...

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by fraspotter
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 142161

Re: SAS new livery?

The current SAS livery is probably the most boring one out there. China Eastern would like a word with you Or try Japan Airlines :duck: Michael Why not all 3? They're all pretty bad. You could also throw in the new LH livery as well. Sad how they butchered such a timeless look by getting rid of the...

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by fraspotter
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 142161

Re: SAS new livery?

I would welcome a new SAS livery (if it were done well). Their current livery of silver titles on a white back ground is yawn worthy. Also it's pretty hard to see them if the lighting isn't just right. Their livery from the 80s/90s with the flags of the 3 Scandinavian countries incorporated in it wa...

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by fraspotter
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO
Replies: 227
Views: 32490

Re: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO

I'd rather be too early to the party than too late. DL can afford to carry an underperforming route for a good long time. And Fort Hood is just up the street... How does Fort Hood play in to this? When soldiers PCS to East Asia or Europe they go AMC charter through either SEA or BWI. If the transpo...

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by fraspotter
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 132620

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

501 is also the only AA delivered (as opposed to TWA delivered) MD80 left in the fleet. I'm guessing that they plan on using it in the retirement ceremonies, otherwise I'm not sure why it soldiers on; it's much older than the others. Wouldn't surprise me if they try and route the aircraft (obviousl...

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by fraspotter
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 18586

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

I agree. I've been saying on here for years but it's criminal how much WN is neglecting some of their former Air Tran destinations such as RIC. 20 consecutive months of record passenger numbers going through RIC and still all WN can muster is 3 daily flights during the week to ATL (2 each on Sat/Su...

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by fraspotter
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 18586

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

Once things get back to normal after the MAX is fixed, I wonder where future growth opportunities will come from. It seems like they are getting close to being maxed out on growth opportunities in the lower 48 (unless they get a smaller fleet). There are still plenty of domestic growth opportunitie...

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by fraspotter
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 18586

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

I love the WN experience and have found them to fit my travel needs. The 2 free checked bags (though I only need to check 1) is a big drawing point on me. I only travel with a small roller (could easily fit in the overhead bin) when I fly anyways but I still choose to check it for free with WN becau...

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by fraspotter
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 120kg of gold worth USD 40mm stolen from GRU in broad daylight
Replies: 13
Views: 4052

Re: 120kg of gold worth USD 40mm stolen from GRU in broad daylight

One has to believe there was inside connections to know about the gold, where it was and paid off people (including police) to let them do it. Not sure as to the accuracy but I was listening to the BBC radio and they said that at least one guard or warehouse worker's family was kidnapped to use as ...

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by fraspotter
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL
Replies: 47
Views: 7028

Re: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL

JFKIceman wrote:
My question is , did the baggage belt not have oversize sensors installed.


Not sure about dimensions but weight wise there's no way that the kid weighs more than the Spirit bag weight limit which is 40 lbs or up to 100 lbs with overage charges.

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by fraspotter
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alitalia B747
Replies: 1
Views: 1283

Re: Alitalia B747

https://cloudpedia.org/list-of-aircraft ... y-alitalia
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I-DEMG and I-DEMN both scrapped at ISO in 2003.
According to https://cloudpedia.org/list-of-aircraft ... y-alitalia

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by fraspotter
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 97
Views: 10049

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

Some doctors also over prescribe high dosages, with the encouragement of pharmaceutical companies. Maybe years ago, but you obviously don't know how closely opiates are tracked nowadays. I've had two surgeries in the past 18 months and know how little they prescribe and the controls in place. Not e...

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by fraspotter
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 97
Views: 10049

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

You won't discuss it with me any further because you are wrong. Somebody being treated for pain (who actually have pain) with opiods at the correct dose will not become addicts. That's a fact. If they take more than prescribed that is a different situation. I'm plenty compassionate. I've lost 3 rel...

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by fraspotter
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 97
Views: 10049

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

I applaud Delta for doing this. So many people on here seem to have left their humanity and empathy at home. Some on here almost seem to have an "if they die then they die" attitude towards addicts while they try to squeeze them all into a one size fits all mold of what they think an addic...

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by fraspotter
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX (Beijing Daxing) Route Announcements and News Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 27190

Re: Beijing Daxing Route Announcements and News Thread

spinotter wrote:
LY777 wrote:
PKX is too far from Beijing. Next time I fly to Beijing, I will try to avoid it


How long by public transport? Aren't you the spoilsport?


20 minutes from Beijing West station is apparently too far for some people. :roll:

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by fraspotter
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 132620

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

So with the fleet of MD80s now only at twenty something units that means there is a ever diminishing number of MD80 pilots needed to fly these planes (some retire and other retrain etc). Obviously if the existing MD80 pilots aren't retiring on September 4th then they'll retrain on other aircraft ty...

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