I am monitoring the region on FR24 and more specifically RJA 406 - Beirut to Amman. What a circle.Jump to post
Greetings to all, I have un urgent question. Tommorow morning I will be flying from Europe (not UK) to the US, (flight details do not matter) for a very short business trip. As I may need some office work to do during my trip, I took out of my closet an old (1999, PII model, but it is ok for the bas...Jump to post
Quoting Reply 39.. Do not bode well. I hope the legacy CVR will show that the ATC transmissions were not received. Equally the FDR may tell if the transponder was on or off. May be covered, but my question is: From what I have heard the Legacy took some time before finding an Irport before making th...Jump to post
Icelandair has good value for money. Also, if you go, try to avoid geting a taxi (cab) from the airport to Reykjavik. They are really expensive. Instead you may use a shuttle service to all hotels (which I think some are being owned by Iceladair) with a nominal fee. Reykjavik is one of the most expe...Jump to post
Greek media report that the a/c was performing a scheduled flight from Larnaca (<acronym title="Larnaca - International (LCA / LCLK), Cyprus">LCA</acronym>) to AThens Eleftherios Venizelos. Soon after dparture the pilot reported a problem with the air conditioning (and heating) of the a/c. Apparentl...Jump to post
I sadly remember that day myself. For all of us, it has been five years from that day. For it seems very far away... back in 2000 I was still a graduate student, now I am married, with a child, working a lot etc... Different life back then (and more active anet user) but nevertheless, for most of us...Jump to post
French Media (sorry I can not provide a link, but this is what I read from local news agencies) report that among the pax onboard the YAK 40, was a senior administrator from the UN Development Program in Uzbekistan. Even though it makes no difference who you are in such instances, still it is really...Jump to post
KaiGywer: In relation to the back row comment, from my experience seats in the last row do not recline....Jump to post
El Al Flight Lands Without Incident 14:32 Jul. 24, '03 / 24 Tammuz 5763 (IsraelNN.com) The mechanically troubled El Al flight 031 landed a few minutes ago in Ben-Gurion International Airport without incident. There are over 500 persons on board. The code red alert comes to an end. El Al Flight Expec...Jump to post
Even though, many will come up and say that this is "business as usual", I would say that from a pasenger's point of view, this event is something that they will remember. I also want to comment on the article about the "thousands of feet" of altitude that the plane lost....... At any rate, it seems...Jump to post
Look at this one... <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/343378/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/343378/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/8/7/3/343378.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" bord...Jump to post
All the islands you mention are cosmopolitan, Hydra and Santorini are smaller but definately Rhodes and Crete will need almost a week each. Depending what you want, you can find many other smaller islands. Rhodes and Crete are very big islands with various options.... from very croweded hot spots, t...Jump to post
As Serge put it, Yet another year. It seemed to me that this year passed ultra quickly... But I am sure that for many people that lost relatives or friends 26 years ago, this year was still one that not a single dya passed without thinking about that day.... At least for the rest of us , let us offe...Jump to post
AMSMAN: Two set off from the northpole, when they reach the equator (1/4 of the way) one refules the other, leaving one with a half empty tank.... That is not correct.... at the equator, both planes have 50% fuel remaining... If the one refuels the other to the top, then the other ends up with zero ...Jump to post
Oxygen, Initialy I worked on that problem with 3 refuelling planes (as you did) but refuelling at quarters. I saw your solution, which stands correct, and I started thinking of which one was more "economical". It turned out that both ones (refuelling at "quarters" or "thirds" turned out to "burn" 7 ...Jump to post
Looking at it again I think it can be done with 2 refuelling planes: Here how it goes: So here is the story: All 3 planes takeoff simulaneously moving Eastwards from Base: At 1/4 distance form half way (lets call it centre): A/C 0,1,2 have remaining fuel 75% A/C 2 gives 25% to each A/C 0 and A/C 1, ...Jump to post
Very nice one.... Without looking at the already posted replies , I got 4 a/c myself. Assumptions: Refueling is done at 0 time (both inflight and at base) A/C 0 is the one that will make the whole trip A/C1 A/C2 AND A/C3 are the "refuelling" planes. So here is the story: Both planes takeoff simulane...Jump to post
In many countries (including mine) deaths/injuries because of car accidents is a plague. The top reason for these accidents is intoxication (mainly drinking).... Even one drink can make a difference, the excuse " I am feeling perfect" is not valid. Don't Drink and Drive should not become a fear for ...Jump to post
I have travelled JFk-LHR with Icelandair back on 2000. I would say that I had the cheapest fare for that time, and great service too. Also Icelandair gives the option of a two-three days stopover in Iceland while travelling transatlantic. In this way you an have a cheap way to travel to Iceland as w...Jump to post
2 RF-4 Phantoms involvled
Unfortunately all 4 pilots confirmed dead (as reported by the Turkish Air Force)
Indeed, Hkgspotter, this does not sound very good, but I am glad that any possible problems in a new engine would appear during testing. I am 100% sure that the GE guys will examine all possible scenarios about what went wrong, and finally, the positive outcomes of this process will be much more ben...Jump to post
Something is going wrong today.... I am checking the XG Rate of USD/Euro... Both local (Greek) websites and Yahoo, is showing 1 Euro is 0,93 USD or 1 USD 1,06 Euro Tose are real time (as we speak ... 11.30 GMT) Yesterday it was parity 1-1 2 days ago Euro was stronger. This is really strange...... Ma...Jump to post
I do not know whether it is profitable or not, but flights were almost packed evryday. Without a confirmation (Standard for all carriers flying to Bali) for departure from DPS you would lose your seat. IMHO I would not say that tourism is over in Bali. The vast majority of the people is friendly, an...Jump to post
I have been to Bali on mid June during my honeymoon. What amazed me was the friendliness of the local people. Despite the fact that Bali has more than 3 million people (the majority >90% Hinduists) and their main source of income is tourism (basically the SE of the island) , still it was obvious the...Jump to post
I am curious how much did that trip cost?
I would place it (w/o any particular calculation in the 5000 Euro range)
w/o personal expenses.
BTW excellent report!!
Oh dear, Telaban!!!!!!! GOD rid em!!!!!!!!! I guess UA just got hijacked. damn those terrorists America! Prepare For War! It took others (and officials) much more hours (and days.....) just to focus on these facts, this guy just posted these ones, isn't that worth to give him credit? As far as the 3...Jump to post
777, I take your comments and I revise: In less than a couple of hours (15:07:02 to 16:03:55, or 09:07 to 10:03, when all hell was breaking loose) åviatioÑ_lover, IMHO, managed (by watching the same news that all of us did) to capture the mostcorrect facts of what actually happened, among millions o...Jump to post
I was watching the news myself, but I do not recall anybody within 35 minutes to mention Taleban, figure out it was a deliberate hijack, and predict the war against terrorism. I was just amazed that at that time within all the unconfirmed news and theories, this guy sorted just the (now that we know...Jump to post
I was just reading again, maybe the most infamous topic on Anet, that earlier someone just brought it up. Topic: Airplane Crashed Into The World Trade Center. Despite the horror I lived for one more time, I was intrigued to read the posts from this member: I guess this guy figured out the whole stor...Jump to post
I would agree that the only reason is the "feeling" the passengers have on a 3-3-3 config. The 2-5-2 just seems cramped.
At any rate, what I really like is the 2-4-2 config on the A-340's. IMO this is the most fair configuration. Everybody is at most 1 seat away from aisles.