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by Neverest
Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why TSA Gets A Bum Rap?
Replies: 37
Views: 3572

Why TSA Gets A Bum Rap?

There have been numerous postings on this forum where we hear horror stories about the rudeness, stupidity and incompetence of <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> personnel. My experience had always been positive during my frequent travel in USA and I could not und...

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by Neverest
Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Are One-way Fares More Expensive Than Return?
Replies: 10
Views: 8934

Why Are One-way Fares More Expensive Than Return?

I have noticed that one-way fares are routinely more expensive than return fares on most airlines. As an example, I am checking fares <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>-<acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">...

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by Neverest
Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Are Fares So High?
Replies: 11
Views: 6016

Why Are Fares So High?

I am looking to travel <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>-<acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> in August and the lowest fare is over $900. More than twice this should cost in normal times. The...

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by Neverest
Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 And Turbulence
Replies: 40
Views: 19230

A380 And Turbulence

A topic that I have not seen discussed on this forum is how the A380 reacts to turbulence. I think as a general rule, the bigger an aircraft the less susceptible it is to turbulence. Therefore on this score the A380 should be quite stable and comfortable, encouraging many people to fly who otherwise...

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by Neverest
Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways New HYD Flights
Replies: 6
Views: 3707

RE: Kuwait Airways New HYD Flights

Can anyone confirm when these flights will start?

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by Neverest
Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More About A380 Delays
Replies: 127
Views: 11766

RE: More About A380 Delays

Airbus new CEO Christian Streiff belongs to what is considered as France’s industrial elite (X-Mines). If he lives up to expectations he should be able to eventually come to grips with the problems. But so was Forgeard, but he was more politically inclined and self-centered.

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by Neverest
Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot May Split Plane Order Between Boeing, Air
Replies: 50
Views: 9082

RE: Aeroflot May Split Plane Order Between Boeing,

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by Neverest
Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Who's Next To Jump Onboard?
Replies: 192
Views: 20951

RE: Airbus A380 Who's Next To Jump Onboard?

WINGS, you did a lot of work and must be commended.

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by Neverest
Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forgeard And Humbert Resign, Airbus Is Freed!
Replies: 156
Views: 17427

RE: Forgeard And Humbert Resign, Airbus Is Freed!

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by Neverest
Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: Shortage Of Engineers
Replies: 62
Views: 7412

RE: Boeing: Shortage Of Engineers

To those engineers who are smug and satisfied with their earngings as practicing engineers I would say, "when ignorance is a bliss 'tis folly to be wise". In USA and UK especially engineering has been devalued as a profession that lacks prestige and monitary rewards, with lamentable job security, es...

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by Neverest
Mon May 29, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Shocking Details Of Saudia 163
Replies: 26
Views: 51067

RE: The Shocking Details Of Saudia 163

Hmmmm has a point. It is always noticed that Saudi ladies take off their abayas (black head to foot covering) as soon as the plane takesof to enjoy their airborn freedom, out of reach of the local morals police or mutawas. So presumably that was the case, even if a bit far fetched under the circumst...

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by Neverest
Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No SV (PAX) Service To IAH?
Replies: 11
Views: 6054

RE: Why No SV (PAX) Service To IAH?

The reciprocal difficulties of getting visas for nationals of both countries reduces the number of potential travelers, except for business people. Besides, I think Aramco have their own regular charter flights from <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IA...

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by Neverest
Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Offered Greater London Access For Airbus Order
Replies: 70
Views: 12772

RE: QF Offered Greater London Access For Airbus Order

Lets not forget that when Saudia wanted to purchase Airbus aircraft, a personal phone call from President Clinton to King Fahad swung the deal in favour of Boeing.

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by Neverest
Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG Flight Return To ARN Because Of Aggresive Pax
Replies: 17
Views: 5112

RE: TG Flight Return To ARN Because Of Aggresive Pax

I am curious to know, why did they have to dump the fuel?

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by Neverest
Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL To Slash Another Four Int'l Routes!
Replies: 52
Views: 12138

RE: JAL To Slash Another Four Int'l Routes!

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by Neverest
Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL To Slash Another Four Int'l Routes!
Replies: 52
Views: 12138

RE: JAL To Slash Another Four Int'l Routes!

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by Neverest
Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL To Slash Another Four Int'l Routes!
Replies: 52
Views: 12138

RE: JAL To Slash Another Four Int'l Routes!

I wonder why JAL is having problems. Normally they should be the dominant player in their home market. But I remember from my experience of living in Japan in the mid-80s that JAL service, including in First Class, was nothing to give credit to Japan. Their cost base must be very high working out fr...

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by Neverest
Tue Oct 18, 2005 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 Fire At RUH (1982)
Replies: 10
Views: 2725

L-1011 Fire At RUH (1982)

There was a fire on a Saudia L-1011 at <acronym title="Riyadh - King Khalid International (RUH / OERK), Saudi Arabia">RUH</acronym> in 1982 where over 300 people perished. There was no report published after the investigation as far as I am aware . Does anyone know the real cause of this accident, t...

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by Neverest
Fri Oct 14, 2005 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Outsourcing Article
Replies: 14
Views: 2335

RE: Airbus Outsourcing Article

If Airbus wants to sell planes in India and China what's wrong with sharing some work in those countries. Also, by employing people from other cultural/educational backgrounds and perhaps better work ethics, Airbus can learn something.

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by Neverest
Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai To Invest USD 36 Billion In Aviation
Replies: 32
Views: 4146

RE: Dubai To Invest USD 36 Billion In Aviation

<i>Quoting</i> Thorben (Reply 1) <i>In Europe, we only hear about deficits, and cuts, and no investment, and bad economic situation, unemployment etc. Then you look over to the Gulf, and they are expanding like crazy, building airports, skyscrapers etc. I wish we had an atmosphere like that, over he...

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by Neverest
Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue To Serve Richmond, Austin, NYC-BOS Shuttle
Replies: 100
Views: 10721

RE: JetBlue To Serve Richmond, Austin, NYC-BOS Shuttle

Any likelihood that JetBlue might start flying to IAH?

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by Neverest
Sat Oct 08, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Carriers Reduce Weight To 50 Pounds?
Replies: 19
Views: 2640

RE: Should Carriers Reduce Weight To 50 Pounds?

I have always wondered about the absurdly high 2x70 lbs baggage limit for North American passengers. I know many passengers from USA taking advantage of this allowance to carry silly things to India for example, things like discarded old clothes, bags of macaroni or kilos of cheap candy for distribu...

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by Neverest
Sun Oct 02, 2005 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye America West, If In Title Only.
Replies: 64
Views: 5929

RE: Goodbye America West, If In Title Only.

I was surprised by the negative comment of the thread starter and some follow ups. Recently I flew <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> and was perfe...

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by Neverest
Mon Aug 22, 2005 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways To Buy 80 New Jets
Replies: 95
Views: 14851

RE: Qatar Airways To Buy 80 New Jets

Quoting Leskova (reply 40) "...jet fuel was cheaper in Frankfurt than in Dubai.."

I meant over long-term and generally in Middle East, not just Dubai as the tread refers to Qatar, and as we are talking about future 15 years or more.

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by Neverest
Mon Aug 22, 2005 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways To Buy 80 New Jets
Replies: 95
Views: 14851

RE: Qatar Airways To Buy 80 New Jets

Among other things Emirates benefits from cheap third world labor. They have advantage of low or no taxes. They can very well compete with Western carriers on cost and service level, as they do not have the overheads amd burden other countries have to provide. Add to this the fuel cost advantage of ...

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by Neverest
Sat Aug 13, 2005 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New International Airport - HYD India
Replies: 7
Views: 3671

RE: New International Airport - HYD India

As a former Hyderabadi I was thrilled to see the pictures and will be following up on its progress. I am interested to know who was the architect and what construction companies are involved.

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by Neverest
Wed Aug 10, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Osaka Kansai. Why Is It Expanding?
Replies: 35
Views: 6996

RE: Osaka Kansai. Why Is It Expanding?

Has any thought been given to the rising of the sea level from global warming?

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by Neverest
Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A340 Off Runway In YYZ
Replies: 570
Views: 104586

RE: Air France A340 Off Runway In YYZ

Some people are quick to take advantage of any situation.
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by Neverest
Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Flight Suffers Severe Turbulence
Replies: 34
Views: 14547

RE: Virgin Flight Suffers Severe Turbulence

Is the effect of turbulance higher on a smaller aircraft as compared to a large type like 747 or 380? At least this has been my experience.

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by Neverest
Sat Jul 16, 2005 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hilarious Anti-airport Website (in French)
Replies: 8
Views: 3659

RE: Hilarious Anti-airport Website (in French)

Its not clear, what is the hilarious part?

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by Neverest
Sat Jun 18, 2005 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Outsells Boeing At Paris Air Show
Replies: 46
Views: 11948

RE: Airbus Outsells Boeing At Paris Air Show

Quoting Kalakaua (reply 40)
And don't mind me folks. I really want a big dividend check at the end of each month this year.


How do you manage this, I get it only every three months!

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by Neverest
Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France E-services - Great, If They Worked
Replies: 8
Views: 2829

RE: Air France E-services - Great, If They Worked

It has taken them so many years to make this modest improvement. The reason is the French penchant for making things complicated when they can be made simple.

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by Neverest
Sun Mar 06, 2005 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Aircraft Are Sturdy
Replies: 26
Views: 6624

Airbus Aircraft Are Sturdy

Anecdotal evidence suggests that A makes pretty sturdy planes. The following examples that I can recall off-hand support this conclusion: 1. Some years ago there was a severe hailstorm at <acronym title="Johannesburg - International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa">JNB</acronym>, damaging mos...

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by Neverest
Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African Reluctantly Take Del'y Of Next A340
Replies: 78
Views: 14630

RE: South African Reluctantly Take Del'y Of Next A

N1120A: L-1011, incredibly safe? Right off my head come to mind two incidents of Saudia, one killing 311 passengers at a Riyah airport fire in 1982 and in another incident a young passenger being sucked out from the plane when the wheel blew off into the fuselage. There must have been other incidents.

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by Neverest
Wed Dec 22, 2004 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Is Boeing Going To Wake Up?
Replies: 69
Views: 15950

When Is Boeing Going To Wake Up?

Querty This sort of nationalism has long past. I was very happy that Air France bought 777s instead of Airbus, to affirm that the best equipment for the price should win rather than quaint nationalistic preferences. We should encourage competition and development of better products and consider the ...

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by Neverest
Fri Dec 10, 2004 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Could Prosecute CO Over Concorde Disaster
Replies: 98
Views: 9747

RE: French Could Prosecute CO Over Concorde Disast

It was reported that the inspections of the runway by ADP prior to Concorde takeoff was a standard procedure and was carried out in this case. However, the <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> flight had taken off just minutes prior to the Concorde, the actual sequence of which w...

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by Neverest
Tue Dec 07, 2004 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Competion In France? Are You Sure?
Replies: 13
Views: 2925

RE: No Competion In France? Are You Sure?

In the US airports and highways are subsidized, whereas energy efficient and environment friendly railways are not thus favored. What is the reason for that?

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by Neverest
Sat Dec 04, 2004 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Does The Airbus Efficiency Come From?
Replies: 44
Views: 7854

RE: Where Does The Airbus Efficiency Come From?

N79969.

Thanks.

My main contention is that the principal benefit of a stable workforce, especially in the context of aviation industry, is skill and teamwork buildup, resulting in fewer manufacturing errors and smoother work flow, i.e. efficiency and productivity.

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by Neverest
Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Does The Airbus Efficiency Come From?
Replies: 44
Views: 7854

RE: Where Does The Airbus Efficiency Come From?

Presumably one reason why Airbus happens to be more efficient is the fact that they have a stable workforce. Due to employment laws in Europe the workers are not laid off and hired again at frequent intervals depending on order-book. In fact Airbus workers were never laid-off in any signifcant numbe...

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