Thenoflyzone wrote:Are the Juneyao Airbuses assembled in Tianjin? If so, are there any implications to register them in Europe?
I honestly thought this crash was further in the past than it is. Turns out I’m out by about a decade. Still before I was born but not by that much.. I remember learning about it when my interest in aviation was still in its infancy. Along with the AA crash in ORD the DC10 was quite a tainted design...Jump to post
I find it most surprising Boeing doesn’t just do quality assurance on their products automatically, without the operator needing to eagle eye over the whole thing. When you’re buying such a safety critical, expensive bit of equipment from one of the leaders in the industry you should expect them to ...Jump to post
I stumbled across a Woolworths ad on tv.. 'Win 1 of 116 holidays to Walt Disney World Florida'. Did a google search and it is a QANTAS operated A380 charter, departing SYD 19/01/2020 and returning to SYD 16/01/2020. It will be plane load full of competition winners :) This QF flight popped up eithe...Jump to post
Etihad seem to be pioneering cheapening the product experience as rapidly as possible. Unless you’re flying a low cost like scoot or Air Asia to Europe Buy on Board is not the norm. Especially for the second meal service. EY have fallen well below their competitors EK, QR, QF, SQ and CX and are now ...Jump to post
Reading Australian media reports on the incident it seems the majority of the injured where not wearing seatbelts. I always leave the seatbelt on for the whole flight, and actually get annoyed if the person next to me removes mine as they could then land on me and cause injury. I think there needs t...Jump to post
FJ will suspend SUV-SYD for about 3 months for runway maintenance https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/285362/fiji-airways-temporary-suspends-suva-jet-service-july-oct-2019/ Learn something new everyday. Always thought the only jet airport in Fiji was Nadi. How long has SUV-SYD existed...Jump to post
Atlanta is much hotter than Detroit. The aircraft could experience sudden temperature changes going from the very warm southern US (ATL) into a freezing polar environment. These sudden temp fluctuations could possibly compromise aircraft structure. This has to be one of the strangest things I’ve re...Jump to post
As if most businesses were located in city centers... More businesses are located in city centers than near airports. Never said the opposite. But, there are much more businesses outside of city centers than within city centers; meaning you'd still have to go to the train station (which will be qui...Jump to post
Australia still has one free checked bag max. 23kg on full fat carriers. As you said only on the ‘full service’ brands Qantas and Virgin. I think the reason you see the relative generous inclusions from these airlines compared to the US and EU majors is due to the airlines owning their low cost com...Jump to post
You can only use the simulator for a 90minute session and have to be accompanied by an instructor, you don’t just get to play on it as much as you please. Plus the session costs extra on top of the hotel room. I don’t really see the point, you’d be just as good staying in any other hotel and booking...Jump to post
Train travel is much more convenient up to a 3 hour trip maybe even 4. You go from city centre to city centre, the process is a lot more relaxed, no hassle with security, waiting around terminals, lining up to check in, security, board flights, waiting for any bags, transport into and from city cent...Jump to post
I only see airside smoking areas when passing through Asia and some euro ports. I've never seen them back home in Australia. Smoking is a gross and dirty habit and whilst I support the right for people to smoke, it is a choice and no where should have to cater for the habit.Jump to post
The industry is different now and I doubt CX would be interested in these routes. It was always talked about in Aus Aviation how SQ was eager to enter the SYD LAX route and they actually applied to service it but got rejected. At the time in the early 2000’s there was only QF and UA services and pri...Jump to post
Quality in a real aircraft has always been a lot better than what you hear online, and that's only in my GA experience, wouldn't be surprised if the big jets have it even better again. Add to that pilots generally are expecting what they hear from ATC, which makes it easier to quickly decipher.Jump to post
Interesting, I guess no point fixing up a busted engine if able if you're just flying it to its graveyard.
That first pic is stunning, looks like it has afterburners. Never seen anything like that glow from behind the engines on any commercial airliner turbofan before.
Strange place to put effort into. What is the purpose? Likely a matter of just trying to streamline everything and tie it into having a refreshed corporate identity as "one airline". If management was serious about streamlining the corporate identity, they had their opportunity to get rid...Jump to post
Strange place to put effort into. What is the purpose? To consolidate on the United brand. The airline is United, that’s what the flying public know it as. Continental is nothing but a distant memory of something that used to exist for everyone beyond former employees or Avgeeks. There’s no reason ...Jump to post
Similar to the recent Aeroflot crash there is passenger cabin video of the incident. Landing speed seems very fast , and it appears the aircraft was barely slowing down at all. Even when off in the grass the thing just kept going, only stopped when it collided with a wall or building just beyond and...Jump to post
It's probably a noise abatement procedure. Full thrust to gain sufficient altitude over a noise sensitive area, reduce thrust over the sensitive area, then go full thrust again. I fly regularly the same routes with Air Asia and it only happened 4 or 5 times over 1.5 years out of maybe 40 flights. I...Jump to post
Ziyulu wrote:Also, do aircraft have keys like a car? Can anyone start a plane up?
Simbrief.com It’s a free to use site with the goal of generating airline style flight plans for flight simulation hobbyists. It has profiles for most major airline types and takes in to account the current weather conditions. It’s a hobby site so I doubt it’s exactly spot on but should give a good i...Jump to post
I flew out of Vienna recently on Wizz and actually really enjoyed the flight. It was more pleasant than ryanair anyway.
I don’t get levels brand. The geometric shapes and blue and green ‘flag’ logo make me feel nothing.
That’s some scary stuff. I really wonder how this wouldn’t be caught by the crew in the normal flight control checks. Odd. For the crew operating the flight they probably saw what they were expecting to see and didn't notice the actual fact it moved opposite to what it should. Why it didn't get cau...Jump to post
Being gay and into aviation i just love this! Wondering if this is being picked up in the media with a positive vibe? Especially for an airline the size of DE i think it’s great they’re focusing on the LGBTIQ community. Does anyone know about other airlines having a serious marketing strategy towar...Jump to post
A paper boarding pass really doesn't need to be more than a thermally printed receipt like slip of paper. Anything else is just pointless excess and environmentally unnecessary use of resources. I try to use mobile boarding passes as much as possible to limit my waste production so silently get a li...Jump to post
The way it seemed to me when in Greece recently was that the majority if not all domestic flights operate with an OA flight number regardless of if it’s on the props or an Airbus.Jump to post
The meal itself doesn't look too bad, I guess a little side salad added would be preferable, but you still get a desert. The biggest insult is the tiny sachet of snack mix served as the breakfast. Are you kidding me? If they don't want to serve a full meal on the sector at least give something that ...Jump to post
na wrote:I expect this old bird will be written off with damage of such extent.
Well, thought I’d give a little update for anyone interested. Flight #1 from DEN to MCI was delayed. All the airport bars closed so no wine for me. Then we get on the plane and are told the flight attendants will be sitting the whole time and no drink service due to turbulence. That of course made ...Jump to post
How do they know you leave if you cross the border by road and therefore no airline database? I imagine there’s departure immigration in such a case? Well, this is news to me. I always remembered going thru immigration control when departing too. But I must be confused. I do know that clearing custo...Jump to post
Checking if you're on the right flight happens at the gate inside the terminal, not when you enter the aircraft. At that stage they only check for your seat, nothing else. There is no "as well as a last check to make sure they are on the right flight" as you describe it. At the gate they ...Jump to post
Kind of a frivolous topic but some recent experiences have got me thinking what others are seeing recently. It’s my understanding that the FAs on the doors during boarding generally check pax boarding passes as they pass through to direct them towards their seat (more important on a widebody) as wel...Jump to post
I just returned to Paris from Australia on a QF points redemption ticket with China Eastern (forward legs were with Emirates). It was my first time on a mainland Chinese carrier, so I did some searches on their J class and it looked above average on the new 787's from MEL to PVG and the 77W from PV...Jump to post
[quote="jupiter2”] Terminal 2 in SYD.[/quote] What’s so bad with SYDs T2 to deserve the amount of criticism it gets in this thread? Not saying it’s the perfect terminal, far from it the check in hall is a gross mess I’ll give it that, however the VA pier is big and bright with lots of seating a...Jump to post