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by a320fan
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 35
Views: 8544

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

What will be interesting is if others cease flights, And why it's only for seven days.

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by a320fan
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced
Replies: 38
Views: 6413

Re: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced

Thenoflyzone wrote:
Are the Juneyao Airbuses assembled in Tianjin? If so, are there any implications to register them in Europe?

They are both Toulouse builds.

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by a320fan
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY9809 TEV to SBD
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: EY9809 TEV to SBD

EY retired their 77L fleet last year and four are stored in San Bernardino, plus one either in Casablanca (last FR24 location) or dismantled in the UK (Airfleets description)

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by a320fan
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years ago today: United 232
Replies: 1
Views: 1439

Re: 30 years ago today: United 232

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...

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by a320fan
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 112
Views: 16613

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

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 ...

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by a320fan
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 252
Views: 33718

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

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...

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by a320fan
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any info on this 77W?
Replies: 23
Views: 5692

Re: Any info on this 77W?

How would a 2011 77W with less than 4000 cycles from a first rate carrier like CX end up on some aircraft listing page?

Doubt it's KPW, She flew on June 24th JFK-YVR-HKG, I suspect she's in maintenance.

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by a320fan
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 109
Views: 4753

Re: 737-8200?

I expect the Max name to disappear quite quickly once service resumes, and I reallly don’t get this distinguishing the 200 seat config as a separate type, it’s just a -8 with an additional exit. Should U2 designate their A319s with the additional exit as a different type?

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by a320fan
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Etihads "buy-on-board"
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

Re: Etihads "buy-on-board"

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 ...

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by a320fan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Someone just bought what's left of WOW Air.
Replies: 58
Views: 5699

Re: Someone just bought what's left of WOW Air.

If Indigo partners wanted Wow they would have gone ahead before the airline ceased. The brand would be toxic to relaunch now after such a well publicised shutdown. They’d be better off just starting a Wizzair base in KEF.

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by a320fan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC33 (YYZ-SYD via YVR) diverted to HNL after severe clear air turbulence; over 35 injured
Replies: 16
Views: 4585

Re: AC33 (YYZ-SYD via YVR) diverted to HNL after severe clear air turbulence; over 35 injured

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...

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by a320fan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 252
Views: 33718

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

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...

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by a320fan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 7128

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

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...

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by a320fan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22990

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

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...

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by a320fan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Checked luggage allowances around the world
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Checked luggage allowances around the world

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...

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by a320fan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1606

Re: The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks ?

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...

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by a320fan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22990

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

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...

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by a320fan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Eurowhite Livery
Replies: 24
Views: 1947

Re: Best Eurowhite Livery

Finnair and JAL. Take minimalism to the extreme yet still classy, states the brand and looks considered unlike the clip art slap job or China Eastern.

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by a320fan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger opens exit door
Replies: 14
Views: 3358

Re: Passenger opens exit door

Hopefully the woman was left on the island to find her own way home to Denmark.

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by a320fan
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13507

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

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.

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by a320fan
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is CX interested in HKG-LHR-JFK/HKG-SYD-LAX still?
Replies: 10
Views: 2011

Re: Is CX interested in HKG-LHR-JFK/HKG-SYD-LAX still?

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...

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by a320fan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ100 drops a stowaway
Replies: 48
Views: 10193

Re: KQ100 drops a stowaway

Seems they tracked it to the KQ aircraft due to a plane spotter in Clapham Common seeing it fall.

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by a320fan
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 38
Views: 6301

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

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.

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by a320fan
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First United Express CRJ-700 in new colors
Replies: 16
Views: 7365

Re: First United Express CRJ-700 in new colors

Place the url for the image you are uploading between the following tags

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by a320fan
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 86
Views: 17013

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Very sterile and bland interior. Reminds me of a hospital waiting room.

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by a320fan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines
Replies: 51
Views: 13433

Re: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines

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.

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by a320fan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings
Replies: 44
Views: 5698

Re: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings

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...

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by a320fan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings
Replies: 44
Views: 5698

Re: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings

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 ...

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by a320fan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Angara Airlines An-24 crashes on landing
Replies: 11
Views: 3268

Re: Angara Airlines An-24 crashes on landing

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...

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by a320fan
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff
Replies: 54
Views: 10086

Re: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff

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...

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by a320fan
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19171

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

Ziyulu wrote:
Also, do aircraft have keys like a car? Can anyone start a plane up?

Pretty much anything larger than a light twin won’t have a key, if you know what you’re doing you can start it up. Remember the AS Q400 incident last year.

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by a320fan
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Time/City to City/Airport to Airport
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: Flying Time/City to City/Airport to Airport

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...

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by a320fan
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cash for on board purchases still accepted?
Replies: 14
Views: 1365

Re: Cash for on board purchases still accepted?

I used cash on Wizzair 2 weeks ago.

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by a320fan
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights
Replies: 41
Views: 7849

Re: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights

Kikko19 wrote:
Which equipment would be required?

I would imagine they’d use A330

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by a320fan
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY
Replies: 18
Views: 4158

Re: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY

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.

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by a320fan
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control
Replies: 149
Views: 4345

Re: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control

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...

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by a320fan
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Condor resumes FRA-MSY with all-LGBT crewed Pride flight
Replies: 40
Views: 5363

Re: Condor resumes FRA-MSY with all-LGBT crewed Pride flight

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...

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by a320fan
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest ditching ticket jackets
Replies: 35
Views: 4379

Re: Southwest ditching ticket jackets

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...

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by a320fan
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OA flights operated on A3 aircraft - what is the relationship?
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: OA flights operated on A3 aircraft - what is the relationship?

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.

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by a320fan
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Shocking Catering - Etihad 787-9 Hong Kong to Abu Dhabi (EY833) in economy
Replies: 15
Views: 11650

Re: Shocking Catering - Etihad 787-9 Hong Kong to Abu Dhabi (EY833) in economy

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 ...

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by a320fan
Fri May 31, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1978 vintage 737-200 suffers uncontained engine failure
Replies: 20
Views: 3988

Re: 1978 vintage 737-200 suffers uncontained engine failure

na wrote:
I expect this old bird will be written off with damage of such extent.

Well the article mentions only minor damage to the fuselage with most of the Debris going downwards. Perhaps if another engine can be found the aircraft may re enter service.

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by a320fan
Tue May 28, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anticipatory pre-flight anxiety
Replies: 11
Views: 1300

Re: Anticipatory pre-flight anxiety

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 ...

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by a320fan
Tue May 28, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about the A321 and Jetway boarding
Replies: 37
Views: 5201

Re: Question about the A321 and Jetway boarding

digitalcloud wrote:
The L2 door is intended as an emergency exit only.

Clearly not for LH

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by a320fan
Mon May 27, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about the A321 and Jetway boarding
Replies: 37
Views: 5201

Re: Question about the A321 and Jetway boarding

Panagiotis wrote:
Weatherwatcher1 wrote:
Yes. Lufthansa used two jetways for a period of time on A321s.


Would love to see a picture if anybody has one.

Image

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by a320fan
Mon May 27, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about the A321 and Jetway boarding
Replies: 37
Views: 5201

Re: Question about the A321 and Jetway boarding

I've seen a jetway connected to door 2 on a LH A321, but that's all. New builds have deleted this door in favour of overwing exits.

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by a320fan
Sun May 26, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW - no immigrations control?
Replies: 11
Views: 1275

Re: DFW - no immigrations control?

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...

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by a320fan
Sun May 26, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boarding pass checks on boarding.
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Boarding pass checks on boarding.

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 ...

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by a320fan
Sun May 26, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boarding pass checks on boarding.
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Boarding pass checks on boarding.

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...

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by a320fan
Sat May 11, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China bans smoking in the cockpit
Replies: 48
Views: 8760

Re: China bans smoking in the cockpit

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...

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by a320fan
Fri May 10, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59783

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

[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...

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