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by Hywel
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV-series that went on for too long?
Replies: 107
Views: 5971

Re: TV-series that went on for too long?

The Big Bang Theory is a show that I really should hate as it's not my usual type of comedy, and it's gone on far too long, however I still find it hilarious because one of my former flatmates at university was the real-life incarnation of Sheldon. Every single episode relives the hilarious times we...

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by Hywel
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 40097

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

Any reason why Cebu Pacific temporarily suspended flights from Manila to Laoag? The fares on Philippine Airlines have since sky-rocketed as they have a monopoly on the route :(

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by Hywel
Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK EU Withdrawal Starts - Article 50 Invoked
Replies: 160
Views: 4458

Re: UK EU Withdrawal Starts - Article 50 Invoked

As a side comment to the above, I could really see Spain being bloody minded over this and casting a veto over a UK EU Brexit deal if they don't get their way over Gibraltar, and the UK being equally bloody minded by defending their overseas territory and walking away from a deal over this. The Gib...

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by Hywel
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK EU Withdrawal Starts - Article 50 Invoked
Replies: 160
Views: 4458

Re: UK EU Withdrawal Starts - Article 50 Invoked

From what I can tell, the GBP is fairing better than the Euro when compared to the USD after the news today; GBP/USD down ~0.16% vs EUR/USD down ~0.47%. per Yahoo Finance. Day to day fluctuations are irrelevant. What matters is that today one GBP can buy you roughly 1.24 USD (or 1.15 EUR), while on...

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by Hywel
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Article 50 Will Be Triggered On March 29
Replies: 46
Views: 1810

Re: Article 50 Will Be Triggered On March 29

Sure, Britain will remain were it is, and it will survive, the question is how prosperous will it be and how prosperous could it have been if it hadn't shot itself in the foot. And yes Britons did take the chance, choosing a perceived independence over the economy. If you think Briton will win from...

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by Hywel
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Article 50 Will Be Triggered On March 29
Replies: 46
Views: 1810

Re: Article 50 Will Be Triggered On March 29

I very much doubt Scotland would vote for independence, if they were granted another referendum. The arguments for Brexit were very much mixed. There's a strong chance that Britain could suffer if leaving, but also a strong chance it could prosper (long term of course). People were willing to take t...

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by Hywel
Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which aircraft types did I fly?
Replies: 12
Views: 1434

Re: Which aircraft types did I fly?

It depends on your arrival time :)
BA2771 From Stockholm, Arlanda G-DOCY 734 05/07/2001 15:00
BA2777 From Stockholm, Arlanda G-DOCS 734 05/07/2001 18:00

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by Hywel
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which aircraft types did I fly?
Replies: 12
Views: 1434

Re: Which aircraft types did I fly?

Thank you Hywel for filling in the missing pieces in my BA flights! Regarding ARN-LGW 07/05/2001 I am fairly sure the airport LGW is correct, but maybe not the airline? Which other airlines flew ARN-LGW that day BA was the only airline flying ARN-LGW during that time. It would have been a Boeing 73...

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by Hywel
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which aircraft types did I fly?
Replies: 12
Views: 1434

Re: Which aircraft types did I fly?

09/17/1999 British Airways BA2770 Stockholm ARN - London GTW (B737-) You must mean BA2773 (G-DOCU, B734), the only BA flight from ARN-LGW that day. 09/17/1999 British Airways BA2025 London GTW - Houston IAH (B747-) G-BNLN (B744) 09/30/1999 British Airways BA2024 Houston IAH - London GTW (B747-) G-BN...

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by Hywel
Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bizarre Experience at PMI
Replies: 22
Views: 3351

Re: Bizarre Experience at PMI

I had a similar thing at GVA a few weeks ago - 3 flights from the UK had arrived at the same time and the non-Schengen immigration area only had 2 staff who looked completely disinterested - everyone with a burgundy coloured passport (from an EU member state) was just being waved through without it ...

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by Hywel
Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is/Are MH's B747-400(s) still in service? They activated 1-2 for the KUL-LHR-KUL run right?
Replies: 14
Views: 4163

Re: Is/Are MH's B747-400(s) still in service? They activated 1-2 for the KUL-LHR-KUL run right?

As far as I heard there is no truth to the reactivation of the 747 leading to Christoph Mueller's departure rumour. What I've heard was that his personal reason for leaving was indeed personal. With regards to the 747 reactivation meanwhile I really don't think it costs that much. It was kept in fl...

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by Hywel
Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is/Are MH's B747-400(s) still in service? They activated 1-2 for the KUL-LHR-KUL run right?
Replies: 14
Views: 4163

Re: Is/Are MH's B747-400(s) still in service? They activated 1-2 for the KUL-LHR-KUL run right?

It was reactivated and repainted at huge expense (rumour says the CEO Christoph Mueller left after discovering it was signed off without his knowledge). It was planned to operate some flights to LHR, but that was cancelled (only one A380 was in for maintenance and the 747 was never needed). They als...

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by Hywel
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU referendum today
Replies: 790
Views: 34027

Re: EU referendum today

What I don't get is the massive vote to leave in Wales seeing that they're a net gainer by all accounts of EU funding. Farage has shown himself to be a thoroughly disgusting individual with his "We won it without a shot being fired" comment and then taking back his NHS 'promise On your fi...

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by Hywel
Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Re-activating 1 Boeing 747-400 To Operate LHR
Replies: 110
Views: 46276

RE: MH Re-activating 1 Boeing 747-400 To Operate LHR

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i>Malaysia Airlines in Thursday (28APR16)’s schedule update has made further changes to Kuala Lumpur – London Heathrow service for the month of June 2016. Pla...

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by Hywel
Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Re-activating 1 Boeing 747-400 To Operate LHR
Replies: 110
Views: 46276

RE: MH Re-activating 1 Boeing 747-400 To Operate LHR

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/webuser" class="quote" target="_blank">webuser</a> (<a href="#90" class="quote">Reply 90</a>):<br/><i>Just an update for spotters in Malaysia. 9...

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by Hywel
Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cathay Pacific Yields
Replies: 6
Views: 3037

RE: Cathay Pacific Yields

It seems that Cathay Pacific don't do discounted one-way fares in J out of <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym>, although you can get cheape...

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by Hywel
Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Fleet
Replies: 29
Views: 12844

RE: Cathay Pacific Fleet

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BlueShamu330s" class="quote" target="_blank">BlueShamu330s</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>Dear Cathay I've specifically ...

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by Hywel
Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will We See LHR-DWC Anytime Soon?
Replies: 14
Views: 5691

RE: Will We See LHR-DWC Anytime Soon?

Sharjah Airport (SHJ) is only 30 km from downtown Dubai, compared to 60 km for DWC.

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by Hywel
Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ukrainian Air Power / Prowess
Replies: 64
Views: 35850

RE: Ukrainian Air Power / Prowess

Meanwhile, a classic example of why you can never trust Ukraine: <a href="http://www.total-croatia-news.com/politics/3015-military-police-conducting-a-detailed-investigation-croatian-migs-could-be-fake" target="_blank">Link</a> <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font...

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by Hywel
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai & Emirates Group Pilot Fatigue Leaks
Replies: 45
Views: 27211

RE: FlyDubai & Emirates Group Pilot Fatigue Leaks

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/steve6666" class="quote" target="_blank">steve6666</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>That's not what the impression given by ...

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by Hywel
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai & Emirates Group Pilot Fatigue Leaks
Replies: 45
Views: 27211

RE: FlyDubai & Emirates Group Pilot Fatigue Leaks

You should add that it's only the short-haul pilots who get shafted. The long-haul pilots at the ME3 still enjoy a great life.

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by Hywel
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Explosions At BRU
Replies: 145
Views: 29875

RE: Two Explosions At BRU

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/N1120A" class="quote" target="_blank">N1120A</a> (<a href="#133" class="quote">Reply 133</a>):<br/><i>Iran has condemned every one of the terror...

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by Hywel
Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Explosions At BRU
Replies: 145
Views: 29875

RE: Two Explosions At BRU

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/florens" class="quote" target="_blank">florens</a> (<a href="#90" class="quote">Reply 90</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Aegean Aviation (Greece)">...

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by Hywel
Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai B738 Crashes On Approach In Russia Part 2
Replies: 248
Views: 62960

RE: FlyDubai B738 Crashes On Approach In Russia Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/santi319" class="quote" target="_blank">santi319</a> (<a href="#215" class="quote">Reply 215</a>):<br/><i>Yup just like I shared on reply 118 a ...

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by Hywel
Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai B738 Crashes On Approach In Russia Part 2
Replies: 248
Views: 62960

RE: FlyDubai B738 Crashes On Approach In Russia Part 2

If anyone had any doubt - <a href="https://www.rt.com/news/336514-flydubai-pilots-fatigue-crash" target="_blank">Link</a> <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i>An accident involving a Flydubai p...

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by Hywel
Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai B738 Crashes On Approach In Russia Part 2
Replies: 248
Views: 62960

RE: FlyDubai B738 Crashes On Approach In Russia Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i>Fatigue will normally be greater on a night shift than on a day shift because the internal body clock causes levels of alertness and performance to be at th...

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by Hywel
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai B738 Crashes On Approach In Russia Part 2
Replies: 248
Views: 62960

RE: FlyDubai B738 Crashes On Approach In Russia Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mandala499" class="quote" target="_blank">mandala499</a> (<a href="#122" class="quote">Reply 122</a>):<br/><i>Well, <acronym title="Dubai - Inte...

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by Hywel
Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai B738 Crashes On Approach In Russia Part 2
Replies: 248
Views: 62960

RE: FlyDubai B738 Crashes On Approach In Russia Part 2

It's been said that a diversion wouldn't have been easy, some regulatory requirement saying they can only receive fuel for a flight back to Dubai and not onto Rostov if the weather improved. Not sure if this is true or not, as I don't have experience flying into Russia. However, if true and the capt...

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by Hywel
Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia
Replies: 282
Views: 91339

RE: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia

Seems increasingly to be a botched go around that led to a stall, which could be due to one or more of the following factors: 1. Mechanical failure - very unlikely but can't be entirely ruled out yet. 2. Weather - flying into <acronym title="Scot Airways (United Kingdom)">CB</acronym> clouds on the ...

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by Hywel
Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia
Replies: 282
Views: 91339

RE: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia

Reported in the <a href="http://cyprus-mail.com/2016/03/19/cypriot-among-those-killed-in-flydubai-plane-crash/" target="_blank">Cyprus Mail</a> <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i>Aristos Sokr...

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by Hywel
Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Exchange Euro At BKK Airport
Replies: 27
Views: 2231

RE: Exchange Euro At BKK Airport

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sudden" class="quote" target="_blank">sudden</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Thanks. What currency was this regarding? Poin...

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by Hywel
Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia
Replies: 282
Views: 91339

RE: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Redd" class="quote" target="_blank">Redd</a> (<a href="#166" class="quote">Reply 166</a>):<br/><i>Comparing the video and the Flightaware data (...

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by Hywel
Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Exchange Euro At BKK Airport
Replies: 27
Views: 2231

RE: Exchange Euro At BKK Airport

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sudden" class="quote" target="_blank">sudden</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Actually Thailand is known for being very lean...

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by Hywel
Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia
Replies: 282
Views: 91339

RE: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rbavfan" class="quote" target="_blank">rbavfan</a> (<a href="#158" class="quote">Reply 158</a>):<br/><i> I can't understand why if the weather w...

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by Hywel
Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia
Replies: 282
Views: 91339

RE: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia

The passenger and crew manifest has been published in Russian news outlets now: <a href="http://en.israel-today.ru/a-list-of-passengers-and-crew-members-of-the-plane-that-crashed-in-rostov-on-don.html" target="_blank">http://en.israel-today.ru/a-list-of-passengers-and-crew-members-of-the-plane-that-...

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by Hywel
Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Exchange Euro At BKK Airport
Replies: 27
Views: 2231

RE: Exchange Euro At BKK Airport

Don't know specifically about BKK, but most airports give poor exchange rates. You'll probably get a much better rate in the city if you can wait.

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by Hywel
Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia
Replies: 282
Views: 91339

RE: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia

Avherald.com now reporting that one of the wings struck the runway on touchdown, and it burst into flames. The video posted previously contradicts radar data and has been dismissed as a different previous crash.

[Edited 2016-03-18 22:56:30]

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by Hywel
Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia
Replies: 282
Views: 91339

RE: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Ty134A" class="quote" target="_blank">Ty134A</a> (<a href="#105" class="quote">Reply 105</a>):<br/><i>Fuel is expensive in russia for foreign ai...

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by Hywel
Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia
Replies: 282
Views: 91339

RE: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/k83713" class="quote" target="_blank">k83713</a> (<a href="#92" class="quote">Reply 92</a>):<br/><i>https://youtu.be/-4m0FcsLnEg ATC exchange wi...

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by Hywel
Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia
Replies: 282
Views: 91339

RE: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia

Holding for 2 hours is ridiculous, if company policy was dictating that then I'll never fly with flydubai. They should have diverted after maximum 30 mins holding. Safety comes first.

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by Hywel
Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia
Replies: 282
Views: 91339

RE: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia

From avherald.com - The aircraft carried fuel for trip, contingency, alternate, final fuel reserve (30 minutes) and additional holding for about 2:30 hours, total fuel for an endurance of about 8.5 hours. The aircraft had been airborne until time of impact for 06:02 hours. That's a lot of fuel for w...

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by Hywel
Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia
Replies: 282
Views: 91339

RE: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia

Does flydubai have many expat pilots like Emirates? It will be interesting to find out their nationalities.

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by Hywel
Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-VIIO On Way Back To CWL!
Replies: 25
Views: 10434

RE: G-VIIO On Way Back To CWL!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kraz911" class="quote" target="_blank">kraz911</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>Was watching flightradar24 and saw G-VIIO ...

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by Hywel
Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK In Out EU Referendum Announced For 23rd June
Replies: 237
Views: 8628

RE: UK In Out EU Referendum Announced For 23rd June

If you have the time, I can recommend reading <a href="http://woodfordfunds.com/economic-impact-brexit-report/" target="_blank">this very long report</a>, commissioned by a British investment firm. The report covers the economic impact of a Brexit and is fully impartial, just stating their findings....

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by Hywel
Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK In Out EU Referendum Announced For 23rd June
Replies: 237
Views: 8628

RE: UK In Out EU Referendum Announced For 23rd June

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/scbriml" class="quote" target="_blank">scbriml</a> (<a href="#61" class="quote">Reply 61</a>):<br/><i> How exactly can anyone, let alone the <ac...

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by Hywel
Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Top 25 Airports By Flights In/out
Replies: 38
Views: 4413

RE: Your Top 25 Airports By Flights In/out

Top 10 only: 1 <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> London 59 2 <acronym title="Kuala Lumpur - International (Sepang) (KUL / WMKK), Malaysia">KUL</acronym> Kuala Lumpur 37 3 <acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</a...

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by Hywel
Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Valentine's Day, Good Or Bad For You?
Replies: 50
Views: 2415

RE: Valentine's Day, Good Or Bad For You?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Cadet985" class="quote" target="_blank">Cadet985</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>I think it's a disgusting holiday, and a...

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by Hywel
Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First Time Uber X And XL User - Thanks!
Replies: 41
Views: 3661

RE: First Time Uber X And XL User - Thanks!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TheFlyingDisk" class="quote" target="_blank">TheFlyingDisk</a> (<a href="#26" class="quote">Reply 26</a>):<br/><i>At this moment, it's not offic...

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by Hywel
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First Time Uber X And XL User - Thanks!
Replies: 41
Views: 3661

RE: First Time Uber X And XL User - Thanks!

Uber is officially banned here in Kuala Lumpur by SPAD (Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat, or the Public Land Transport Commission). The chairman of SPAD, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Syed Hamid bin Syed Jaafar Albar (Malays have long names with federal and state awarded titles!) is married to a businesswom...

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by Hywel
Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange, Arbitarily Detained!
Replies: 87
Views: 3224

RE: Julian Assange, Arbitarily Detained!

A lot of posters here are ignoring 5 simple facts, which are: 1) There is no charge against Assange in Sweden. Swedish law enforcement just wants to question him as part of a preliminary inquiry. 2) The US espionage case against Assange is not something he dreamt up from paranoia - it is a fact. It ...

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