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by CKT523
Mon Jan 10, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MYT DC-10 In ITV1 Drama "Ultimate Force"
Replies: 11
Views: 5199

MYT DC-10 In ITV1 Drama "Ultimate Force"

Last night, January 8th 2005, there was a programme on ITV1 here in the UK called "Ultimate Force" starring former Eastenders star Ross Kemp.the programme and the acting was absolutely awful and really was cringe worthy,however, this episode was worth seeing.The drama, based on a fictional "SAS" typ...

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by CKT523
Sun Jan 09, 2005 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inter European Airways
Replies: 11
Views: 5403

RE: Inter European Airways

One of the original 757's was absorbed into the AIH fleet and retired only recently, G-LCRC, and this a/c now flies in the the colours of Flyjet and is registered G-FJEA.

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by CKT523
Sun Jan 09, 2005 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-100SUD...?
Replies: 12
Views: 2701

RE: B747-100SUD...?

What configuration are those birds flown in on the high density routes? I have seen a picture somewhere of them loading px through both sides of the plane, I suppose to speed up boarding, and also read somewhere that they have 11 abreast seating ie 3-5-3. Now is this true? If so, those seats must be...

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by CKT523
Sat Jan 01, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC's The High Life
Replies: 13
Views: 2606

BBC's The High Life

Hi everyone. Does anybody remember a <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> programme from the early 1990's called The High Life? It was shown on BBC2 and was set around a fictional airline called Air Scotia based at Glasgow Prestwick, they flew the <acronym title="London - Heathrow ...

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by CKT523
Mon Dec 20, 2004 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Often Do Overhead Bins Open?
Replies: 19
Views: 4688

RE: How Often Do Overhead Bins Open?

I remember when I flew for AEU, I was on the FWD jumpseat with no bulkhead as we came into <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> on the B733 and it was VERY choppy, all over the place, engines spooling up and down, then we did the usual one ...

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by CKT523
Sun Dec 19, 2004 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christmas Decorations In Pax Cabin
Replies: 57
Views: 6845

RE: Christmas Decorations In Pax Cabin

For crying out loud, what is it with America! Chill out those of you who have a fit everytime someone wishes you "Merry Christmas". Its a Christian holiday, yes, however, since the majority faith on the whole throughout the world is Christianity, why would someone not wish you a Merry Christmas? Oth...

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by CKT523
Tue Dec 07, 2004 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Different Airlines, Same Cabin
Replies: 4
Views: 2481

RE: Different Airlines, Same Cabin

I see what you mean, theyre not quite the same, but almost!

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by CKT523
Sun Dec 05, 2004 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hideous Tristar Cabin
Replies: 32
Views: 9578

RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

daft as it sounds I quite like that Wardair cabin, not sure about the side walls though! Looks very original Air 2000. I think that <acronym title="Thai International (Thailand)">TG</acronym> DC-10 takes the cake on dodgy colour schemes though, just love that "wood-esque" on the walls! As much as I ...

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by CKT523
Sun Dec 05, 2004 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Different Airlines, Same Cabin
Replies: 4
Views: 2481

Different Airlines, Same Cabin

These 2 pics show a martinair 767 and an ATA tristar, both with same interior, but neither airline has operated both a/c types, so why is this? Sure airlines dont want the same interiors. <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica...

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by CKT523
Sun Dec 05, 2004 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hideous Tristar Cabin
Replies: 32
Views: 9578

Hideous Tristar Cabin

This picture is of the cabin of former <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym> Tristar N329EA, it ended its life with kampuchea Airlines. The interior is possibly the most hideous thing ive ever seen, so what I want to know is, did Kampuchea airlines choose this fabric themse...

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by CKT523
Sat Nov 27, 2004 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chartering A Commercial Jet
Replies: 39
Views: 5531

RE: Chartering A Commercial Jet

You could try Air Atlanta Iceland, just a thought, they have 747 and 767, and specialise in leases, so you may get a deal through them

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by CKT523
Fri Nov 26, 2004 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BHX To Close Over Christmas?
Replies: 3
Views: 2473

RE: BHX To Close Over Christmas?

I saw this item on BBC Midlands Today, and they say that talks are going on between union officials and the airport to try and come to a deal and avert the chaos the strike would cause. I doubt there would be much of a warning as in a FINAL decision to the closure, otherwise there wouldn't be much d...

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by CKT523
Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Military Type Jet Low Passes Over Staffs
Replies: 7
Views: 3012

Military Type Jet Low Passes Over Staffs

Now I know this isnt an airliner topic...but I couldn't think of anywhere else to post the question. This morning, there has been one or serveral one engine military/red arrow type jet doing more and more low passes over my house in the Staffordshire Moorlands, anyone know where these jets are based...

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by CKT523
Mon Nov 15, 2004 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B757 Transatlantic.
Replies: 30
Views: 5736

RE: B757 Transatlantic.

Please, why is it that whenever anyone mentions the B73G, A319 or B757 going over the pond, people always chirp in with Private Air and Lufthansa. They are not normal a/c, they are basically big business jets and are fitted with much more fuel capacity than your bog standard a/c.They dont count!

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by CKT523
Mon Nov 15, 2004 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laser Aimed Into Cockpit - What?
Replies: 6
Views: 2573

RE: Laser Aimed Into Cockpit - What?

This happened in <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> a few years ago in the late 90's when laser pens were all the rage in the UK. Some di*khead decided it would be really funny to stand on the threshhold of 24R and shine the beam into the...

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by CKT523
Sat Nov 13, 2004 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Astraeus-quite Profile
Replies: 19
Views: 1697

RE: Astraeus-quite Profile

HUYfan, have they sorted out the toilets on <acronym title="Royal Nepal Airlines">RA</acronym>? I flew for them from day one and we no end of issue with the aft toilets, always overflowing and stinking the cabin out! I heard they had a refit in the cabin, seat cover wise, as when I flew on it, it st...

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by CKT523
Sat Nov 13, 2004 3:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking PK New York, US - Manchester, UK
Replies: 11
Views: 8125

RE: Booking PK New York, US - Manchester, UK

What is the Y service like on PIA? I have heard many horror stories about the state of the a/c when it lands at MAN, although this was before they aquired the 743 and 777.

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by CKT523
Thu Nov 11, 2004 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened With Unducted Fans?
Replies: 11
Views: 4877

RE: What Happened With Unducted Fans?

I heard they were too costly and too noisy, and my god were they ugly!

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by CKT523
Thu Nov 11, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Renaming Britannia To Thomsonfly A Good Move?
Replies: 27
Views: 3169

RE: Is Renaming Britannia To Thomsonfly A Good Move?

In a word.....no. Just look at JMC. <acronym title="Air Jamaica">JM</acronym> who?? When they launched nobody knew who the hell they were, and they ended up going back to their well know trusted brand, Thomas Cook. Oh and non aviation, but us Brits had a new Post Office/Royal Mail. Consignia. They a...

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by CKT523
Thu Nov 11, 2004 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomsonfly Schedules Released For Sum 05
Replies: 15
Views: 2335

RE: Thomsonfly Schedules Released For Sum 05

Wow! Can Newquay accept a B767? I though that airport was strictly small jets and turboprop country! Could this pave the way for more long haul and medium routes from the SW?

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by CKT523
Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?
Replies: 58
Views: 8532

RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

August 1985 on a British Airtours 737-200 MAN-PMI

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by CKT523
Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ferrying Troops Home On A/c?
Replies: 58
Views: 4773

RE: Ferrying Troops Home On A/c?

CHRISBA777ER Flyjet do operate military services, i used to operate them alot. Usual run is <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> to Brize Norton empty, then on to RAF Akritiri, some get off, some on , its a like a bus service for the troops...

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by CKT523
Tue Nov 09, 2004 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Low Is An Airliner Allowed In Normal Cruise?
Replies: 24
Views: 7939

RE: How Low Is An Airliner Allowed In Normal Cruise?

I flew on a ferry flight on a 757 from RAF Brize Norton to MAN and we were so low that i could see the shadow of the aircraft on the ground for the first 15 mins before we climbed!

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by CKT523
Wed Nov 03, 2004 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Failed UK Startup Airlines
Replies: 42
Views: 4433

RE: Failed UK Startup Airlines

Peach Air were indeed a division of Caledonian, they were used to operate the lower end of the market flights to the med, when CKT were trying to steer more towards the upper market and long haul.Of course there was plenty of interchanging of aircraft and exceptions to the rule. Peach was chosen as ...

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by CKT523
Wed Nov 03, 2004 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Flts Ex MAN?
Replies: 44
Views: 4069

RE: BA 747 Flts Ex MAN?

If the BA1502/3 was not profitable they would pull it. Maybe if they provided a better service and used a 777 or upgraded the quality of the 767 service, they would become a reasonable alternative to flying CO

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by CKT523
Tue Nov 02, 2004 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway At SXM
Replies: 7
Views: 2244

Runway At SXM

When looking at this pic, the runway at <acronym title="Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana (SXM / TNCM), Netherlands Antilles">SXM</acronym> looks very very short, with a/c like the 747 and <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 in here all the time, is it not a scary landing? ie ...

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by CKT523
Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Flts Ex MAN?
Replies: 44
Views: 4069

RE: BA 747 Flts Ex MAN?

Is it true that <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> still hold slots for all thier past long haul services from <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> such as the <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG ...

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by CKT523
Thu Oct 28, 2004 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing On Water - Successful Attempts?
Replies: 28
Views: 24517

RE: Landing On Water - Successful Attempts?

I heard that the <acronym title="Ethiopian Airlines">ET</acronym> B763 would have ditched without issue, had there not been a reef just in the position that they went down. That is what you call bad luck. As was said, flight crew did a sterling job putting down as they did and the accident could hav...

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by CKT523
Thu Oct 28, 2004 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Excel - Air Atlanta - Islandsflug
Replies: 20
Views: 3249

RE: Excel - Air Atlanta - Islandsflug

So when will we see the B747 in XLA colours? I think the B743 would look amazing in Excel livery, especially if they increase the size of the Excel titles on the side to be "billboard" style.

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by CKT523
Tue Oct 26, 2004 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Excel - Air Atlanta - Islandsflug
Replies: 20
Views: 3249

RE: Excel - Air Atlanta - Islandsflug

AEU is by no means on par with XLA, I have flown both and can safely say they are totally different. XLA have the leather seats, excellent catering,IFE,punctual etc etc AEU have old 733 and newer 73G, no IFE, dull cloth seating, the "champagne cocktails" are less than a gulp full and not worth bothe...

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by CKT523
Tue Oct 26, 2004 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBE To Operate 737-300 And 7 New Routes From BHX
Replies: 36
Views: 11281

RE: FlyBE To Operate 737-300 And 7 New Routes From BHX

Well if the first a/c is to be leased from AEU, god help the passengers unless they do some MAJOR work on the interiors, not just cover the seats. Those toilets smell like the fish counter at Tescos on a July day. They reek!

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by CKT523
Sun Oct 10, 2004 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying From Blackpool
Replies: 21
Views: 2075

RE: Flying From Blackpool

Why not just go to Blackpool North on the train then jump on a bus from the bus station which is virtually opposite the train station? Just go down the side of Wilkinsons then you will see the bus station, next to Mardi Gras Bar.

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by CKT523
Fri Oct 08, 2004 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolling, Spool Up Or Normal Take-off?
Replies: 4
Views: 3257

RE: Rolling, Spool Up Or Normal Take-off?

I flew a few times out of JER on both a B738 and an RJ100, both fully laden and we stood on the brakes at full power then released, very weird sensation!

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by CKT523
Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Board IL-86/96
Replies: 4
Views: 3729

RE: How To Board IL-86/96

The <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym>-86 was designed to be be as self sufficient as possible due the regions it would fly to in service with <acronym title="Aeroflot (Russian Federation)">SU</acronym>. The airstairs meant that at a remote location there was no need for extra ...

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by CKT523
Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 And 757 Multiple Door Options
Replies: 17
Views: 9263

RE: Boeing 767 And 757 Multiple Door Options

Yes the Tristar was available with the 2 door options, if you look below, the Tristar in the OLD <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> livery was on lease from <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym>, that aircraft has the small emergency exit below the tail, the othe...

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by CKT523
Wed Oct 06, 2004 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 And 757 Multiple Door Options
Replies: 17
Views: 9263

RE: Boeing 767 And 757 Multiple Door Options

The L-1011 Tristar was also available with different door options.Im not sure of how many airlines chose this option but I know <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> did in the 1970's when the a/c were new and deployed on high density medium haul routes, this came in very handy when the a/c ...

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by CKT523
Tue Sep 21, 2004 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 1 Interiors On WestJet And Air Paradice
Replies: 15
Views: 7044

RE: Pan Am 1 Interiors On WestJet And Air Paradice

If you look at the pic of the 747 interior, what are the small grey inserts on the back of each seat? They aren't oxygen masks (like the DC10) as there is a PSU down the centreline.Any ideas?

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by CKT523
Wed Sep 15, 2004 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's New Widget Finally Showing Up
Replies: 34
Views: 7310

RE: Delta's New Widget Finally Showing Up

Im sure having a curvy triangle next to the name on the planes will make people form queues to fly Delta. Sheesh, what planet are they on!!! May as well give a free wad of $50 notes in each seat pocket and a diamond tiarra under every seat.

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by CKT523
Wed Sep 15, 2004 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bellview Airlines Acquires 2 Boeing 767-200ERs?
Replies: 23
Views: 5306

RE: Bellview Airlines Acquires 2 Boeing 767-200ERs?

the Britannia, Excel Airways/Air Atlanta Icelandic and Europe 767-204ER's are configured to carry 290Y in a 2-4-2 layout.BY operated it in a 274 layout on most longhaul flights.Yes its uncomfortable for anyone with hips and that layout will not work for a scheduled carrier.It is physically impossibl...

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by CKT523
Tue Sep 14, 2004 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU400 Havana To Gatwick
Replies: 18
Views: 3004

CU400 Havana To Gatwick

What a/c type does this route?

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by CKT523
Tue Sep 14, 2004 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arrivals From MCO/SFB Into LGW/MAN
Replies: 2
Views: 2974

Arrivals From MCO/SFB Into LGW/MAN

Just seen that most flights from <acronym title="Orlando - Sanford (Central Florida Regional) (SFB / KSFB), USA - Florida">SFB</acronym> are routing via Bangor, whereas the <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> flight into <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK...

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by CKT523
Tue Sep 14, 2004 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FCA Flight Numbers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1683

FCA Flight Numbers?

Looking on teletext flight arrivals, I have seen that there are some <acronym title="Kalispell - Glacier Park International (Flathead County) (FCA / KFCA), USA - Montana">FCA</acronym> flights that still use the old AMM slt no. system of <acronym title="Kalispell - Glacier Park International (Flathe...

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by CKT523
Sat Sep 11, 2004 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q's On European Aircharter
Replies: 9
Views: 2758

RE: Q's On European Aircharter

The reason they may be reverting back to EAAC, as they were always known, is dur to bankruptcy laws perhaps. that is that they cannot trade under their old name? Just a thought, might be wrong though.

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by CKT523
Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near Collision Over MAN!
Replies: 21
Views: 4606

RE: Near Collision Over MAN!

I live on the outskirts to the east of Stoke on Trent,on the way to Alton Towers and we're pretty high up (can see welsh mountains on a clear day) and we have traffic south departing <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> (old CONGA1R) and tr...

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by CKT523
Sat Sep 04, 2004 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Upgrade A300
Replies: 17
Views: 4869

RE: Monarch Upgrade A300

I remember flying on G-MAJS back in 1996, flt no. MON5712 the day of the England v Germany match (the captain announced the score and the cabin went wild!)if anyone knows whan that was?? We flew <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>-<acronym title="Alicante (- ...

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by CKT523
Sat Sep 04, 2004 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britannia B757 Crash At GRO On 14/09/99
Replies: 7
Views: 5915

RE: Britannia B757 Crash At GRO On 14/09/99

Seems the 757 did exactly as it was designed to do, broke into 3 sections, fore and aft of the wing. I remember someone saying at the time that the airport should not have been open anyway due to the amount of water on the runway, and this led to the a/c "aquaplaning" off the runway. Very lucky, and...

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by CKT523
Sat Sep 04, 2004 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About 767-300ER
Replies: 19
Views: 3220

RE: Question About 767-300ER

I have noticed that on say the 762, the overwing exits differ dependent on the number of pax it carries, ie AA762, one overwing, and <acronym title="Britannia Airlines (United Kingdom)">BY</acronym> have 2 overwing as they carry 290Y. The same goes for <acronym title="Britannia Airlines (United King...

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by CKT523
Sat Sep 04, 2004 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Nigeria Airlines
Replies: 45
Views: 6301

RE: Virgin Nigeria Airlines

What were the loads like on the <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-LOS route when <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> had a foot in the door with their 742 lease? Would a 767/A300 not be more profitable, then, upgrade to a 742 or 343 later on? May...

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by CKT523
Thu Aug 26, 2004 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What If A Passenger Dies On Board?
Replies: 28
Views: 15581

RE: What If A Passenger Dies On Board?

If someone for example said "oh my god I cant wake my husband", even if it is plainly obvious that the passenger is stone cold dead, you still have to attempt resusitation, and divert,unless there is a qualified medical doctor on board, who can prove his status to the commander, who is willing to ta...

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by CKT523
Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Plane Bomb Hoax Scandal"
Replies: 4
Views: 1936

RE: "Plane Bomb Hoax Scandal"

I just saw this on ITV Central News, they had footage of the guy working in the hold of "a jet carrying 220 passengers to Majorca".It then went on to explain how he planted a "bomb" in the loo. They then interviewed some representative of <acronym title="Birmingham - International (Elmdon) (BHX / EG...

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