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by flightuk
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 19556

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

Interesting points and all validate, however, 4% year on year for 3 years is the UK average? really.... I find that very hard to believe. I quoted the BBC article detailing news today that the average UK pay award was 3.8% or 4% including bonuses versus last year. go and tell your tale to any docto...

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by flightuk
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 19556

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

Isn’t one of BALPA’s arguments that they took a pay cut when BA was losing money around the time of the GFC? Valid point, however, didn't most industries do the same at that time. The IT industry laid off so many people as did the banks (no sympathy for them) The whole country suffered not just the...

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by flightuk
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 19556

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

Delta does it. Seems to work good for them. Will they accept a loss when times are hard as any other shareholder does or do they just want a one-way street, take only when times are good with no penalty when times are hard. My goodness wouldnt we all like that....... Isn’t one of BALPA’s arguments ...

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by flightuk
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 19556

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

BALPA wants a share of the profits. Not something BA will entertain as all the other employees will then want the same. Delta does it. Seems to work good for them. Will they accept a loss when times are hard as any other shareholder does or do they just want a one-way street, take only when times a...

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by flightuk
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 19556

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

The pilots are one of many critical parts in the overall airline machine, who's more important, the BA IT department? or the BA pilots? The planes cant fly without the IT systems, the planes can't fly without the pilots. However being a pilot does have a certain kudos/romance about it, and it is th...

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by flightuk
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 19556

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

The pilots are one of many critical parts in the overall airline machine, who's more important, the BA IT department? or the BA pilots? The planes cant fly without the IT systems, the planes can't fly without the pilots. However being a pilot does have a certain kudos/romance about it, and it is th...

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by flightuk
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 19556

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

The pilots are one of many critical parts in the overall airline machine, who's more important, the BA IT department? or the BA pilots? The planes cant fly without the IT systems, the planes can't fly without the pilots. However being a pilot does have a certain kudos/romance about it, and it is tha...

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by flightuk
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 19556

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

3.8% for the next 3 years and they still decided to strike, they are playing a high stakes game here. This could really damage the airline. I hope it works out ok for all involved, albeit the customers have now been damaged, and as we all know they are quite important in all this.

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by flightuk
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amazon Air (watch this space)
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: Amazon Air (watch this space)

Yes, they do move very slow, however, there does seem to be a shift to bring in a carbon scoring points system.

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by flightuk
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amazon Air (watch this space)
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: Amazon Air (watch this space)

United Nations Climate Change Conference. COP 24/CMP 14/CMA 1-3, Katowice, Poland 2018. A white paper was tabled and debated at length. First stage motions to be approved at COP 25/CMP 15/CMA 2, Santiago, Chile in December this year. It's all happening right now!!

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by flightuk
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amazon Air (watch this space)
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: Amazon Air (watch this space)

The way airline routes are going to be awarded and maintained is going to change dramatically over the next 10 years. Profitable routes will be taken away from carriers if they fail to comply and meet strict carbon offsetting rules and will need to have the correct green credentials. A points scorin...

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by flightuk
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amazon Air (watch this space)
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Amazon Air (watch this space)

Emirates expanded very quickly and successfully in a relatively short period of time. However I predict that will pale into insignificance when compared to what is about to happen with Amazon Air. Amazon has huge financial resources, huge global presence, huge global infrastructure, probably the mos...

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by flightuk
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's up with Malaysia Airlines's A380s?
Replies: 22
Views: 2489

Malaysian Airlines A380's

I have read factual stories in the aviation press that MAS 380's are either being withdrawn from service or being reconfigured to high density. Does anyone know what is actually happening?

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by flightuk
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Reviews: Is Sam Chui a reliable aviation vlogger and reviewer?
Replies: 49
Views: 13031

Re: Flight Reviews: Is Sam Chui a reliable aviation vlogger and reviewer?

Sam is a lovely guy and I feel a bit soft on his reviewees

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by flightuk
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 95
Views: 10106

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

Even Air France who only flew 10, have started retiring the A380 early. The national carrier of the country where the aircraft is assembled. What a shame.....

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by flightuk
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sunrise business brief questionable
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: Sunrise business brief questionable

Believe it or not, major carriers are generally quite good at knowing how many people go between two places at any given time. They're generally somewhat good at knowing what those people are willing to pay for the privilege. Airlines don't typically make multi-billion dollar decisions based on a gu...

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by flightuk
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sunrise business brief questionable
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: Sunrise business brief questionable

atcsundevil wrote:
Because this is largely an opinionated discussion, it has been moved to the Polls Forum.

✈️ atcsundevil

Apologies if I put my post in the wrong forum

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by flightuk
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sunrise business brief questionable
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Sunrise business brief questionable

The Airlines mainly Qantas are poking around in the dark looking for offerings that are commercially viable. Yes, they say they have polled their customers, so what? The viability can only be proven after the investment and developments have been made by the manufacturers. There are simply too many ...

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by flightuk
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Image Stabilization or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 1945

Re: Image Stabilization or not?

Many thanks for the reply, I think for my requirements the F4 non IS is the way to go. It's easy to get caught up in all the marketing speel and end up buying kit that isn't necessary

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by flightuk
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Image Stabilization or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 1945

Re: Image Stabilization or not?

Many thanks for the reply, you have confirmed my suspicions........

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by flightuk
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Image Stabilization or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 1945

Image Stabilization or not?

I am considering getting back into aviation photography. I need to completely refresh my kit and looking at a new camera and lens. Camera Canon 6D Mark II and a 70 - 200mm F4 L USM. Both of these choices are purely down to budget, 6D cheapest new full-frame, and 70 - 200 F4 L USM cheapest new decent...

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by flightuk
Wed Aug 25, 2004 6:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Inconsistent Screening Results
Replies: 51
Views: 3894

RE: Inconsistent Screening Results

Skymonster (Andy) many thanks for even being bothered to look at the shots after all the remarks I have made and thanks for your honesty. Deep down I know I over stepped the mark and apologise for this. I will channel my frustrations more constructively in future.

Thanks again
Brian

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by flightuk
Wed Aug 25, 2004 4:14 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Inconsistent Screening Results
Replies: 51
Views: 3894

RE: Inconsistent Screening Results

Ok I did say that I would no longer take part in this thread. Can someone please tell me how I find out the ID's of my rejected photo's so I can post them here.

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by flightuk
Wed Aug 25, 2004 3:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Inconsistent Screening Results
Replies: 51
Views: 3894

RE: Inconsistent Screening Results

I shall not be continuing with this thread any longer.
Thanks
Brian

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by flightuk
Wed Aug 25, 2004 3:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Inconsistent Screening Results
Replies: 51
Views: 3894

RE: Inconsistent Screening Results

That's my very point. This site is the best in the world only to be let down by a handful of poor screeners. Do you think it is acceptable that a screener should threaten to ban people, use others members work to try and criticise others, which was accepted by a screener in the first place, how iron...

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by flightuk
Tue Aug 24, 2004 9:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sigma 300mm F2.8
Replies: 20
Views: 5193

RE: Sigma 300mm F2.8

Give me a good F2.8 Sigma over a Canon F4 L with same focal length any day. That F2.8 at 300mm is a very fast glass

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by flightuk
Tue Aug 24, 2004 9:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Inconsistent Screening Results
Replies: 51
Views: 3894

RE: Inconsistent Screening Results

Isn't everyone afraid of upsetting the screeners. I got quite upset with being messed about by having shots rejected and told to reload with the correct information, only to have it rejected again for a different reason. Can a memeber of the crew tell me if I am banned as Skymonster was looking for ...

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by flightuk
Tue Aug 24, 2004 9:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Inconsistent Screening Results
Replies: 51
Views: 3894

RE: Inconsistent Screening Results

Why are people talking about cameras and not me.

Only joking
flightuk

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by flightuk
Tue Aug 24, 2004 6:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Inconsistent Screening Results
Replies: 51
Views: 3894

RE: Inconsistent Screening Results

I couldn't care now, this site is so far up it's own backside, I couldn't give a sh"t. I understand the importance of good information and excellent shots. But lets be real about this whole subject, airlines.net seems to think that they own aviation photography, They don't. I think that complete ama...

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by flightuk
Tue Aug 24, 2004 2:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Inconsistent Screening Results
Replies: 51
Views: 3894

Inconsistent Screening Results

I have on many different occasions now had photos rejected for incorrect information and been advised that they want the shots and to resubmit with the correct information. After checking the information and uploading again I then have then rejected for photographic reasons. I have sent comments to ...

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by flightuk
Sat Aug 21, 2004 12:51 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Your Camera
Replies: 32
Views: 4103

RE: Your Camera

I would recommend the Canon EOS 10D. The eos 300/rebel does not handle anywhere near as good. However I have read here today that Canon are bring out the new EOS20D which looks incredable for the money

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by flightuk
Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Canon 20D: 100% Official
Replies: 55
Views: 6283

RE: New Canon 20D: 100% Official

Thanks very much. I have just bought a 10D.

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by flightuk
Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Screening Time
Replies: 9
Views: 2560

Screening Time

What is the average screening time. I have had 4 shots waiting to be screened for 11 days now.

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by flightuk
Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What If The A380 Crashes During First Test Flight?
Replies: 60
Views: 11667

RE: What If The A380 Crashes During First Test Fli

I think in the case of the 380 it is quite different to aircraft that have gone before. This is because of the increasing debate about the aircrafts size with so many passengers lives potentially at risk. Good question

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by flightuk
Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 380 Configuration
Replies: 5
Views: 3203

Airbus 380 Configuration

I have been reading some discussions on the 380 passenger configurations, mainly how many passengers will it carry. I know that Airbus during the design phase of the aircraft would poll the major airlines for input on their requirements and try and represent these in the aircrafts design. However if...

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by flightuk
Fri Aug 20, 2004 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tupolev Tu-204-120c
Replies: 6
Views: 3911

Tupolev Tu-204-120c

Can anyone tell me if Tupolev bought the Boeing 757 blueprint to build the Tupolev Tu-204-120c. This might be a silly question but the resemblance is quite remarkable

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