Search found 970 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 20
by offloaded
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 356
Views: 77683

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

Doesn't "a velo" mean "by bike" in French?

Jump to post
by offloaded
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: BA selling off First Class items as B747s disposed
Replies: 20
Views: 3124

Re: British Aiways 747 memorabilia sale

One for BA and 747 enthusiasts perhaps. Don't know what I'd do with a drinks trolley. Perhaps it would be worth buying if it was fully stocked with wine, whisky and champers though. :D I know Qantas did something similar when they recently retired their 747's. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibly of Everything Closing Down Across Northern Hemisphere in Fall 2020
Replies: 309
Views: 27677

Re: Possibly of Everything Closing Down Across Northern Hemisphere in Fall 2020

Algarve, southern Portugal here. Very few cases, but for 5 days covering this forthcoming long weekend plus day either side of it, movement outside your county (conselho) is restricted. This is a national restriction. Apart from that, bars (must serve food if you want to sit outside) and restaurants...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 85094

Re: AC YYZ-DOH Effective 15DEC20

They are interlining. Example: AC 58 K 16JAN YYZDOH HS1 2010 #1640 QR 604 O 17JAN DOHKHI HS1 2125 #0150 QR 605 O 04FEB KHIDOH HS1 0355 0510 AC 59 K 04FEB DOHYYZ HS1 0840 1505 PSGR QUOTE BASIS FARE TAXES TOTAL FQG 1 KNA00NCS CAD 379.00 740.31 1119.31

Jump to post
by offloaded
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's back! F1 2020 Season
Replies: 295
Views: 33315

Re: It's back! F1 2020 Season

The event will go ahead in Portimao as planned this weekend, but with a max crowd of 27,500. New restrictions only came into place last weekend, so there is some level of chaos going on right now as 46,000 tickets have been sold. Although Covid cases have been rising in Portugal, there have been ver...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunwing to resume flights in November
Replies: 8
Views: 1966

Re: Sunwing to resume flights in November

Probably shouldn't admit on Anet that I was wandering what a/c WG uses to get to West Africa..... (the other Liberia!)

Jump to post
by offloaded
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eleven Foot Eight
Replies: 59
Views: 4534

Re: Eleven Foot Eight

First came across it a few years ago. I believe their is a major sewer line running under the road which is why they can't lower the road. It still amazes me that even with the new OVERHEIGHT signs flashing, people still drive into it. Obviously a lot of rental trucks, but what looks like commercial...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 565
Views: 59660

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

Addis Ababa would be a good destination, they have their partner Ethiopian Airlines from their alliance with Star Alliance In ADD they would have many connections to destinations in Portuguese colonies such as Angola or Mozambique, even popular destinations to South Africa I thought Ethiopian alrea...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Emirates for Operating in FAA-Prohibited Airspace (Iran)
Replies: 61
Views: 9804

Re: DOT Fines Emirates for Operating in FAA-Prohibited Airspace (Iran)

According to Simple Flying “Emirates takes its regulatory compliance responsibilities extremely seriously, and we regret that due to an inadvertent oversight, we had operated a small number of flights in July 2019 which did not comply with the FAA NOTAM. When alerted to the matter, we took prompt co...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 327
Views: 41127

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

kaitak wrote:
- Taoiseach says restrictions on foreign travel to continue until mid 2021


Mid 2021? Is he nuts? There won't be a travel industry by then!

I would've thought long before then fast, accurate and cheap pre and/or post flight testing would be norm.

Jump to post
by offloaded
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines launch ‘flights to nowhere’
Replies: 82
Views: 12735

Re: Airlines launch ‘flights to nowhere’

Airlines need to be creative to survive. For many airlines operating these flights to nowhere (e.g. SQ, BR, etc.), their countries have effectively shut off all real air travel. Ridership on SQ is -99% from same time last year. So if they can do anything to get it up to -98% from -99%, they will do...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 565
Views: 59660

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

[quote=" And, if OPO did so amazingly well, the hub would be at OPO ... to all of us outside Portugal, LIS is the economic and cultural capital, and whether people elsewhere like it or not. Saludos, Alex[/quote] You are quite correct that the distance OPO/LIS is hardly equivalent to MAD/BCN or ...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 565
Views: 59660

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

Not everyone is thrilled with TP dumping OPO, and I'm not sure why they can't make it work. Porto metropolitan area population 1.7m vs. Lisbon's 2.8m "The Mayor of Valongo, José Manuel Ribeiro, this Tuesday called on the Government to “put a brake on” the current administration of TAP, accusing...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update HiFly A380 Operations Thread/retirement- 2020
Replies: 97
Views: 27374

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2020

Low bypass of Hifly A380 only 240m off ground caused panic at Portugal beaches - video included: https://www.cmjornal.pt/portugal/detalhe/video--aviao-a380-da-hi-fly-sobrevoa-litoral-algarvio-veja-as-imagens Panic! What panic? Do you work for the Sun newspaper? :D Correio da Manhã is a Portuguese t...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas Prices in the United States
Replies: 30
Views: 1482

Re: Gas Prices in the United States

€1.50/L for 95 unleaded / €1.30 for diesel here in the south Portugal, or approx US$6.57/gall and $5.70/gall respectively.Went down by about 20c/L during lockdown so a good opportunity to fill up and go nowhere, and strangely right back up again as restrictions eased.

Jump to post
by offloaded
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of IAG post-pandemic
Replies: 55
Views: 6911

Re: Future of IAG post-pandemic

From ECTAA: "Dear Members, The airline Level Europe filed for insolvency and on 19 June 2020 insolvency proceedings were opened in relation to Level Europe GmbH https://cms.flyleveleurope.com/en/leveleurope This affects only Level Europe with Vienna and Amsterdam operations, while Level still o...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 6248

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

Starting every statement with ‘so’ Agreed. Same as using 'backstory' instead of 'history behind' Both unwelcome Americanisms that have spread. I also hate idiots who use their phone to film stuff in portrait mode instead of landscape. We then have to work out what the little slit down the TV/PC scr...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 565
Views: 59660

Re: TP new routes, rumors.

Thoise rumours are a non-sense, LIM ahead of BOG or EZE? CPT ahead of JNB? MCO and CUN ahead of MEX or LAX or IAH? Wil believe it when see it If I remember correctly, TP used to serve both BOG and PTY in a triangular route but they stopped it after a few years. Probably wasn't the best strategy to ...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal begin JV with Azul
Replies: 20
Views: 2737

Re: TAP Portugal begin JV with Azul

BOG didn't work so they canx it a few years back. Back to South Africa maybe? LIS is still high on the list for missed connections and delays, hopefully to be much improved when Montijo comes on line.

Jump to post
by offloaded
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European green deal
Replies: 73
Views: 3747

Re: European green deal

Relying on the good will of people also won´t work. People need to be hit where it hurts. Lots of votes to the candidate who puts, “Hit ‘em Where It’s Hurts” on his bumper stickers. I know the first line isn't yours GF, but I'm not sure whom you quoted. Whoever did suggest hitting people where it h...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet add Halifax-Manchester
Replies: 66
Views: 11048

Re: Westjet add Halifax-Manchester

Not loaded yet I'm afraid.... Well it is but it isn't. You can have a timetable 01JUN20-28JUN20 MTWTFSS HALIFAX /MANCHESTER 05JUN 1.3.5.7 YHZ MAN 2245# 0812 WS 57 73W*C END OF DISPLAY 01JUN20-28JUN20 MTWTFSS MANCHESTER /HALIFAX 06JUN 12.4.6. MAN YHZ 0945 1152 WS 58 73W*C END OF DISPLAY but you can'...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 858
Views: 132706

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Won't FlyBe go into the same problem... in the future as new HS trains and routes are deployed, motorways updated,... etc etc etc... regional flyings is just a thing from the last decade. That's an interesting point. but to give where I live (Portugal) as an example, if I want to to get from FAO to...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: M1 Motorway in Britain
Replies: 18
Views: 1301

Re: M1 Motorway in Britain

noviorbis77 wrote:
The best motorways are in France


They get expensive after a while though!

The Algarve/Lisbon highway (A2) is excellent. No traffic at all, and as it's a toll road, Plod tend to stay off it.

Jump to post
by offloaded
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: M1 Motorway in Britain
Replies: 18
Views: 1301

Re: M1 Motorway in Britain

The M40 is better. No speed cameras or much of a presence of police. I agree. I was on it a couple of weeks ago and after dawdling along at 50mph on the M25 smart motorway at 1.30am due to invisible road workers for miles on end, it was a relief to finally hit the M40. At that time in the morning w...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY 777 Diversion Halifax
Replies: 16
Views: 4642

Re: LY 777 Diversion Halifax

How do El Al handle their additional (and sadly necessary) security during diversions like this? Well the bad guys would have to organise themselves very quickly to get up to YHZ and cause mayhem. I'm quite sure existing security would be entirely adequate to keep the Nova Scotia Popular Liberation...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?
Replies: 210
Views: 8560

Re: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?

The more "toys" a car is equipped with, the more money it will make the manufacturer in spare parts during it's lifetime.

Jump to post
by offloaded
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 180
Views: 33207

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

I have no idea about KE, but I'm really struggling with the idea that somehow WS/VS/AF/KL are cheap(er) labour. There was a thread some months ago on pay rates for AF employees and some of the non-pilot salaries seemed staggeringly high. It would be interesting to see a chart of DL v JV partners rem...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: White 727's 2 at DAL and ABQ
Replies: 23
Views: 5220

Re: White 727's 2 at DAL and ABQ

We have one in FAO. Reg 9Q-CMC. It's owner, Jean-Pierre Bemba was arrested in Belgium on war crimes charges by the ICC, although he was released last year. Strangely, he's never been back to pick it up. I have no idea of the daily charges in FAO, but I would imagine the costs have exceeded the value...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Geographic places often mispronounced
Replies: 70
Views: 12303

Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

Birmingham, AL: BirmingHAM
Birmingham, UK: Birmingum

When you've finished discussing Worcester, you can move on to Gloucester. :shock:

Jump to post
by offloaded
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 42194

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

I hope Little Purple lasts longer than Little Red.

I don't think anyone is in any doubt that something had to happen at BE in order to survive, so I wish them luck. It must finally be the end of routes likes SOU FAO/AGP though?

Jump to post
by offloaded
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Purchasing Citizenship - Wrong or Okay?
Replies: 34
Views: 5007

Re: Purchasing Citizenship - Wrong or Okay?

Selling it for $384,000 as in the case of Portugal is wrong IMHO. If they are going to sell it then it should be at least EUR2.5 million. That way it is more of an exception to the rule and less would be sold but at least money would be invested into the country. Also full background checks and any...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today (Oct 7)
Replies: 78
Views: 22863

Re: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today

It's TP... The only difference after the flight, vs a widebody, is how many buses you need to wait for after you land and are forced to walk down stairs with a heavy bag, in the rain. You will still get the same miserable airport experience, still get to miss your connecting flight, etc. Jeez, bias...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today (Oct 7)
Replies: 78
Views: 22863

Re: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today

"Just out of curiosity, how much does the TAP business class seating weigh compared to Air Transats? TAP has not only more business seats, but quite a bit bigger ones too." If these are the same seats that they use in the A332 then they excellent. They go fully flat. TS's are more like old...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?
Replies: 26
Views: 8142

Re: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?

FAO. 2x weekly thru the winter with EZY from BSL.

Jump to post
by offloaded
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dash cam
Replies: 33
Views: 3408

Re: Dash cam

Here in Portugal, they aren't legal unfortunately. Strange. What's the rationale given for this ban? It seems oddly specific. Privacy laws, I believe. You can't randomly film people here. Even security cameras must follow strict guidelines, eg they can cover your property, but not your neighbour's....

Jump to post
by offloaded
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dash cam
Replies: 33
Views: 3408

Re: Dash cam

Here in Portugal, they aren't legal unfortunately.

Jump to post
by offloaded
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 138
Views: 21278

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

I am not commenting on who is right or wrong here, looking at FRA/MUC flights to YUL, I see the following: 1234567 FRA YUL 0955 1135 @LH6794 1234567 FRA YUL 1405 1610 @LH 478 1234567 MUC YUL 1640 1855 LH 474 @ indicates a codeshared flight, in this case 6794 is opd by AC, and 478 is opd by Cityline....

Jump to post
by offloaded
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 48197

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Easy for United or any other airline to fix. Hidden deep in the terms and conditions that nobody bothers to read but just clicks the box to agree to them anyway, you have a line saying that if you don't complete the itinerary as purchased, you agree to having the ticket repriced and your credit card...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 15538

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

As a travel agent, here is one scam we are aware of. The traveller buys the ticket from Capt Fraud for cheaper than they can get from the airline directly. They may be innocent, or maybe they know. Capt Fraud waits until travel is almost imminent and then buys the ticket from an unwitting travel ag...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 15538

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

Right on queue, I have just received this email, which I know is from a scammer, so I'm happy to post the guys details: Privat Bank <[email protected].com> 08:36 (59 minutes ago) to Privat Hello, Greetings i would like to know if your agency can help some of our traveling members to book flight tic...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 15538

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

As a travel agent, here is one scam we are aware of. The traveller buys the ticket from Capt Fraud for cheaper than they can get from the airline directly. They may be innocent, or maybe they know. Capt Fraud waits until travel is almost imminent and then buys the ticket from an unwitting travel age...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MINI Electric Towing a 777F - Can It Be Done For Real?
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Re: MINI Electric Towing a 777F - Can It Be Done For Real?

Interesting concept. Also interesting that it's a left hand drive, but with UK registration.

Jump to post
by offloaded
Thu May 23, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AMEX Premium Car Insurance in Germany
Replies: 14
Views: 1584

Re: AMEX Premium Car Insurance in Germany

If you decline Hertz's own excess insurance then they will hold a deposit on your credit card probably anywhere from €1200 - €3000 depending on the vehicle. If you damage the vehicle, they will assess the damage at their own generally ludicrous rate and charge your card accordingly. After that, it's...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's A321LR scheduled European routes for Summer 2020
Replies: 40
Views: 9483

Re: Air Transat's A321LR scheduled European routes for Summer 2020

Ahhh, got it. Let's see if they duplicate it in 2020 then.

Jump to post
by offloaded
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's A321LR scheduled European routes for Summer 2020
Replies: 40
Views: 9483

Re: Air Transat's A321LR scheduled European routes for Summer 2020

YUL to LIS on Wed and Sat. Starts service 22 JUN.
Other days it's the 332.

YUL to OPO from 23 MAY Mon/Thu/Sat

Jump to post
by offloaded
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways ceases all operations
Replies: 5
Views: 2773

Re: Jet Airways ceases all operations

This is no surprise at all. I've been receiving the following emails daily for weeks: STATEMENT ATTRIBUTABLE TO A JET AIRWAYS SPOKESPERSON Jet Airways has cancelled the following flights: Date Flight Number Route 19-20 Apr 9W235/236 AMS-BLR-AMS 19-20 Apr 9W231/232 AMS-BOM-AMS 19-20 Apr 9W123/124 CDG...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fighting around Tripoli Airport
Replies: 17
Views: 2846

Re: Fighting around Tripoli Airport

Apart from the one that collided with a Mig 23 and one the Israelis shot down, where's the rest of the old 727 fleet?

They were cannibalizing aircraft at TIP back in the 80s to keep planes in the air because of the embargoes.

Jump to post
by offloaded
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?
Replies: 53
Views: 5563

Re: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?

Of course it's not about the money, it's about reciprocity. Personally I think all 3 (ESTA US, ETA Canada, and ETIAS EU) are pointless.

Who actually get the revenue from ETIAS? Could be nice little earner for the European Commission, and may even cover Juncker's bar bill.

Jump to post
by offloaded
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 10861

Re: Imperial System

Funny how with these kinds of threads, something always has to be better than the other. Vive la difference I say. Imperial/metric is probably the closest Brits get to speaking another language, especially with the hybrid version I seem to hear a lot, such as "it's 2 miles up the road, then tur...

Jump to post
by offloaded
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations
Replies: 57
Views: 14516

Re: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations

At long last, LIS. That's going to be interesting for us. FAO, 15 mins from me, would be unbelievable.

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 20