A.net is great at giving tomorrow's news today. The 735 went down just after 07.40 GMT. its now 11.32 and this thread announcing the accident was started 8 hours ago.Jump to post
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -News.html
A major chapter in commercial aviation draws to a close.
Easyjet announces 4500 job losses and closing Stansted, Newcastle and Southend.
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Slightly off topic. In Summer of '79 I flew Palma 》Gatwick and boarded via airstairs at the back of the plane, I distinctively remember the words DC-10 Super 30 on the number 2 engine nacelle. On board, one of the crew remarked this is a large long-haul plane for such a short 1hr 50 minute flight. T...Jump to post
VA is recoverable, the first job any CEO worth their salt is ditch the Virgin branding.
Its credibility has been punctured, and with a fresh new image, VA has every prospect of flourishing.
If they are forced rebrand as part of break with Stellios, euroJet has a nice ring to it. They could even launch it with a bunch of flights for 1€. I can even see the tagline ‘Booking with euroJet is easy....’ euroJet. I like the name! Anyone up for crowdfunding an order for a single type of 500 Ai...Jump to post
Sorry, this is a ridiculous argument. If you are against competition, not sure I can add anything. Are you saying there should be only company in any given industry? One supermarket? Of course not. I'm all for competition. It stimulates innovation. The last 30 years VS has been BA bashing. Last mon...Jump to post
Did you just rewrite the past 30 years of aviation history?. Sorry, I wasn’t clear. SRB’s business model is to replicate BA’s profitable long-haul routes and putting the Virgin brand on them. Not just BA, he dabbles in other peoples business lines, be it CocaCola, trains or mobile phone subscriptio...Jump to post
I want to see EasyJet saved. Stelios created a masterpiece of an airline. However, Stelios just trousered an eye-watering £60m dividend saying it should have been paid last year. He can bin the Airbus order (saying as an ex Airbus employee) because he knows Airbus has a far greater chance of state s...Jump to post
Not going to ridicule, but just note that you're an ass. Next time, find a seat that reclines? Take ownership for your own decisions before foisting them on others. Ass here The flight wasn’t a US domestic flight where you can change seat.. Long haul flights allocate seats and its full. Otherwise I...Jump to post
Ridicule me all you like, but I'm going to say it. This happened to me. My seat wouldn’t recline, but the selfish [email protected]!*rd passenger in front insisted on reclining all the way. The fix? I ordered an inflight snack. When it arrived, I opened my tray table and quietly gestured to the crew to have the p...Jump to post
What other choices? I’m sure they didn’t have the option of pulling into a sky truck stop to have the windshield cleaned. Kudos to the crew for their innovative thinking, from the YouTube video it is clear visibility would have been zero if they didn’t do something. Autoland? I've landed with some ...Jump to post
I reckon there is a market in the Philippines for an inter-island seaplane service. Akin to Maldivian Air Taxi but with 20 seats. It's all small boats.Jump to post
Cebu Pacific on several occasions invited me to occupy an exit row seat.
The crew require all bags to in the overhead bin and not under the seat.
They explain how to open the door in an emergency.
I'm not sure why I am singled out but it's nice to have the extra room.
In the 1990’s a British Politician wanted to rename LHR to:- Lady Diana Princess of Wales Airport.
Imagine hearing that on the cabin PA.
Until 2004 I worked on the A3XX development program, I only hope all our hard work is not a lost cause. Without further ado, Airbus must start development of a MOM and a mega-twin. I secretly hoped for a medium range A380-stretch, and potentially a 250-seat high altitude SST, but I think COMAC will ...Jump to post
Really why is there not more information and pictures? Does anyone care to speculate why gatwick and not LHR (easier to block one runway?) This entire incident makes no sense to me? LHR has few places a drone operator can hide. Residents would see a drone lifting up, whereas LGW has open fields and...Jump to post
I am due to fly to LGW on Sunday on CX from HK, but I don't think that's going to happen. The drone operator must be working from fields away from homes otherwise locals near LGW would have called in. I would guess the drone is being operated using a Litchi waypoint mission. That makes it very hard ...Jump to post
To SSH a pax lit up in the lav but wasn't caught. A cabin announcement asking the pax to come forward so they can locate the cigarette butt, to no avail. To LPA a pax lit up in the lav setting off the alarm while still at the gate, but nobody caught, and PIC threatened to divert if anyone else lit u...Jump to post
Todays Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5461235/Rise-air-duty-hit-long-haul-flights-UK.html I commute between the UK and the Philippines and my flights are booked months in advance. The rise in UK air tax applies from April regardless when the flight was booked. How do airlines col...Jump to post
Daily Mirror says ISIS claims responsibility. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3297871/Russian-passenger-plane-220-tourists-board-missing-Egypt-Fears-aircraft-crashed-Sinai-desert.html" target="_blank">http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...aircraft-crashed-Sinai-desert.html</a> Dail...Jump to post
NHS hospital treatment is not free. Even we have to pay it and we're part of the EU. But that's OK we can reclaim it from our travel insurance.Jump to post
I flew on Thomson G-OBYE to <acronym title="Punta Cana (PUJ / MDPC), Dominican Republic AND Atlanta - Paulding Northwest Atlanta (PUJ), USA - Georgia">PUJ</acronym> from <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> in May 2005. I flew on G-OBYE again from <acronym tit...Jump to post
We have been working on this for a while. There is difference of opinion to settle. Can't agree the deployment trigger, crash sensor, salt water, ditching switch set to on, manual deploy, or any combination. It has airbags like a Mars lander and more like a QAR than an a conventional FDR/CVR. Not in...Jump to post
I flew Continental a lot back in the 80s out of IAH and I always remembered it's international attendants were 40-plus and domestic were pretty lil 20-somethings.Jump to post
The cost of building an island is not the issue, it's the cost of connecting it to London. The obvious connection points by train would be from Kings X, Paddington Waterloo, with possible checkin desks at these locations. The shanghai pudong maglev would do it (Siemens rapid transit) pax cars and co...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/garpd" class="quote" target="_blank">garpd</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I read it somewhere, ...Jump to post
As an Airbusser, I do admire the 777 it's a dam good piece of kit. The 737 needs a clean sheet it belongs in a museum, parts of it is from the old B720. A budget version of the A320. The 747 is the golden era and will stay that way, legacies are judged on whether they are in the A380 club, some migh...Jump to post