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by cedarjet
Sun Sep 25, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between Berlin and Amsterdam
Replies: 12
Views: 1755

Re: Flights between Berlin and Amsterdam

Not Netherlands but Dutch-speaking: Jetairfly (kind of a ridiculous name come to think of it, any one of those words would do), a TUI subsidiary, had a mini hub in Antwerp with Embraers incl service to Berlin which was extremely handy. Two of the nicest cities in Europe. I guess it didn’t work out a...

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by cedarjet
Sun Sep 25, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The BA World Images that never were...
Replies: 51
Views: 15546

Re: The BA World Images that never were...

I understand the concept was inherited from British Caledonian who were going to do this with every tail a different tartan. That would have been so awesome. I loved the Utopia livery but I get why it didn’t stick, too broad. As an aside, the idea of confusion on the frequency with pilots being told...

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by cedarjet
Sun Sep 25, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus to BUF, DEN?
Replies: 106
Views: 24947

Re: Aer Lingus to BUF, DEN?

BUF would have to be based on drawing some Canadians to cross the border Do Canadians ever do this? Seems like a gigantic pain in the arse at the best of times, plus the uncertainty of maybe getting to the border and the usual 30 minute wait is 2.5h because of a rostering issue with customs officia...

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by cedarjet
Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greenland Ice Sheet to Lead to 10 Inches of Sea Level Rise Minimum by 2100
Replies: 91
Views: 3787

Re: Greenland Ice Sheet to Lead to 10 Inches of Sea Level Rise Minimum by 2100

What would the climate crisis be like if Hillary Clinton became President in 2016, considering that the United States would have stayed in the Paris Climate Agreement? Probably not all that different, unfortunately. Perhaps the US would have introduced something like the Green Deal for the US, just...

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by cedarjet
Thu Sep 15, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian PM to hold republic referendum if he wins the next National Election
Replies: 81
Views: 3629

Re: Australian PM to hold republic referendum if he wins the next National Election

Crazy for developed and successful countries like Canada and Australia to have foreign heads of state. Unelected monarchs is undemocratic enough, but unelected monarchs who are not Canadian or Australia and live on the other side of the world is bananas.

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by cedarjet
Sun Sep 11, 2022 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Southend Airport
Replies: 15
Views: 3359

Re: Future of Southend Airport

What I don’t understand is why they can’t get some engineering back, the hangars in front of the Lasham Apron and the South Apron are sitting idle and I would have thought they could provide quite a bit of maintenance capacity. They certainly used to, with Southend being a 707 centre of excellence, ...

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by cedarjet
Sat Sep 10, 2022 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Southend Airport
Replies: 15
Views: 3359

Re: Future of Southend Airport

I instruct at Southend and I do worry about the future of the airport. It survived through the 70s 80s 90s and 00s as an industrial airport, there’s so many good videos of 707s at Southend on YouTube coming in and out for heavy maintenance. All that engineering has gone, and I don’t know where. Unli...

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by cedarjet
Wed Sep 07, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Truss new UK PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7061

Re: Liz Truss new UK PM

By the time these Tories have finished with us there’ll be nothing left of the country. Scotland will be gone, our precious health service will be gone, our economy will be gone. Europe as a place to live work or even trade with is already gone. And Truss will obviously be a catastrophe. Any two se...

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by cedarjet
Wed Sep 07, 2022 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Truss new UK PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7061

Re: Liz Truss new UK PM

By the time these Tories have finished with us there’ll be nothing left of the country. Scotland will be gone, our precious health service will be gone, our economy will be gone. Europe as a place to live work or even trade with is already gone. And Truss will obviously be a catastrophe. Any two sen...

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by cedarjet
Sat Sep 03, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Israel is banning four engine planes from operating into the country
Replies: 51
Views: 13639

Re: Israel is banning four engine planes from operating into the country

Lots of Kalitta etc 747 freighters from military bases in the USA (eg Dover) to TLV, can’t imagine that’s a conveyor belt that’ll stop

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by cedarjet
Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TAP Boeing 747-200
Replies: 16
Views: 3719

Re: TAP Boeing 747-200

Or where they flew it?

(There’s a gorgeous nose-on night view on the ramp at Heathrow in the database.)

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by cedarjet
Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 632
Views: 44911

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-62732836 https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2022/08/31/classified-documents-image-doj-trump-master-bid-response-honig-kayyem-dlt-vpx.cnn “Ex-President Donald Trump may have concealed and removed documents during an FBI visit to his property in June, Departm...

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by cedarjet
Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 632
Views: 44911

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

I’m a socialist so no love for Trump; but there have been so many “the walls are closing in” moments since 2015 and all of them have turned out to be total nonsense dreamed up by corporate democrats who can’t handle losing to an orange clown. And this will prove to be no different. Rob Reiner and a ...

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by cedarjet
Sun Aug 28, 2022 10:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Water Landing vs Gear-Up landing
Replies: 8
Views: 2359

Re: Water Landing vs Gear-Up landing

Belly landing on a smooth paved surface trumps a water landing every single time. (That said the Ethiopian touched down awkwardly because a hijacker was beating the captain, who was the handling pilot, over the head with a metal wrench. Absent a physical assault, he probably would have been able to ...

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by cedarjet
Sun Aug 28, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Eliminate International First Class Product
Replies: 102
Views: 22604

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Eliminate International First Class Product

It’s more of a housekeeping exercise to tidy up how the products are sold, a more accurate narrative would be “AA remains a three class carrier” instead of having four hard products. Having a decent premium economy is what has prompted this. And it’s the right thing to do. (If they do it.)

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by cedarjet
Sat Aug 27, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces 3 weekly AKL-JFK
Replies: 160
Views: 25377

Re: Qantas announces 3 weekly AKL-JFK

I have no earthly idea why Auckland is a preferred stopover than LA. Stopping in LA means clearing US formalities; whereas in Auckland you just hang around (premium passengers will get to spend 38 minutes in a lounge and enjoy some olives), and when you get to New York can look forward to standing i...

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by cedarjet
Wed Aug 24, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France warned by the BEA for "Repeated Deliberate Safety Deviations"
Replies: 32
Views: 8958

Re: Air France warned by the BEA for "Repeated Deliberate Safety Deviations"

Assumed this was the 777 that very narrowly missed Mt Cameroon on a flight from Malabo to Douala but it’s a different episode completely. It’s impossible to keep up with this airline.

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by cedarjet
Sun Aug 21, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini to replace 767s, 737s and Fokker fleet
Replies: 43
Views: 11220

Re: Air Niugini to replace 767s, 737s and Fokker fleet

Can you elaborate on ‘the same pilot pool’? The pilots won’t be able to fly a A330 one day and the A320 the next. It’s no different than a 787 and 737 pilot. A318 to A340-600 can be licensed as one type rating with differences training. I flew on a North Pole sightseeing flight on an Air-Berlin A33...

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by cedarjet
Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?
Replies: 115
Views: 23031

Re: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?

Concorde was always daylight eastbound, the only red eye it ever operated was SQ/BA300 BAH 2235 SIN 0710+1 Wasn't GIG-DKR-CDG a red eye? Good point, not sure what the Air France schedule to Brazil looked like. Dakar to Rio on an SST is the most exotic airline flight in history. Supersonic across th...

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by cedarjet
Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?
Replies: 115
Views: 23031

Re: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?

TUGMASTER wrote:
@chonetsao,
A 90 min turn for a wide body is easily doable at LHR for AA.
They choose not to do it, but it IS achievable .

Didn’t you have a BOM JFK drop in to offload a medical emergency and they were back in the air in under 40 minutes…?

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by cedarjet
Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?
Replies: 115
Views: 23031

Re: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?

A lot of talk of connections but London is one of the biggest O&D destinations in the world, it’s not Charlotte or Abu Dhabi. That said these flights are great if you’re flying from the west coast of the Americas, take a red eye out of California into New York at dawn (or from BC to YYZ) and tak...

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by cedarjet
Sat Jul 30, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: African Airlines & Airports
Replies: 7
Views: 1494

Re: African Airlines & Airports

maybe in the long future , infrastructure is very poor. To be fair, all the airports I’ve flown through in Africa have been up to par — Nairobi, Johannesburg, Addis et al. Djibouti was a bit small and scruffy but other than a nightly Air France A340 and the odd 737 to Dubai or Addis there wasn’t an...

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by cedarjet
Wed Jul 27, 2022 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA933 strange departure at FRA
Replies: 26
Views: 7525

Re: UA933 strange departure at FRA

I’ve seen some early turns out of Heathrow watching late night on FR24, if the runway is pointing the wrong way (eg away from the destination), the 180 degree turn from the climb out around to the downwind leg occasionally commences while still inside the airfield fence. Gear must still be retractin...

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by cedarjet
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Considering Ruling to add 2nd Flight Deck Barrier
Replies: 27
Views: 7187

Re: FAA Considering Ruling to add 2nd Flight Deck Barrier

Passengers need a barrier from suicidal pilots too. Excellent point. Suicidal pilots have killed hundreds since 9/11 at LAM, Germanwings, China Eastern and arguably MAS (and before 9/11 — JAL, Silkair, RAM, Egyptair). I genuinely can’t think of another single cause of accidents that has claimed tha...

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by cedarjet
Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 255
Views: 49958

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

LCDFlight wrote:
Rather than “boom” I think they should call it “facepalm.”

I think they should go with “bust”

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by cedarjet
Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFR055 2022-07-25 Quick Return to IAD
Replies: 36
Views: 7630

Re: AFR055 2022-07-25 Quick Return to IAD

On Monday 2022-07-25 Air France 55 IAD-CDG , a 77W, made a very quick return to IAD. Looking at FR24, they turned back just after Annapolis, and headed straight back to IAD at relatively low altitude - did not have time to dump fuel. Does anyone know why? Medical emergency? When you said "very...

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by cedarjet
Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1970s Film About Jobs in the Airline Industry
Replies: 23
Views: 4036

Re: 1970s Film About Jobs in the Airline Industry

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
The film is copyrighted in 1977 so I guess this is the year it was filmed.

At 6’33” there’s a flight information screen showing the date and time. 2:25pm, 11 June 1976.

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by cedarjet
Sun Jul 24, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Has FedEx ever talked about doing a retro jet?
Replies: 14
Views: 3953

Re: Has FedEx ever talked about doing a retro jet?

Transcarga of Venezuela painted an A300B4 freighter in Viasa livery too

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by cedarjet
Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What next for jet 2?
Replies: 93
Views: 13735

Re: What next for jet 2?

Would love to know more about their finances. Persistent rumours that they’re run as a front for something else. They seem to have endless resources for a small operator in a cutthroat market. They deliver for their customers and a happy workforce so whatever the formula is, it’s all good I guess. I...

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by cedarjet
Sat Jul 23, 2022 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet to all Boeing
Replies: 45
Views: 9134

Re: Alaska Fleet to all Boeing

I can see why they might want to get out of some overpriced leases but I don’t get why they make such a big deal over it. Tell Boeing you’re in heavy talks about a new fleet of Neos, that A330-900 looks awfully good for transcon… Keep em honest!

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by cedarjet
Mon Jul 18, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jubba Airways Fokker 50 overturns in Mogadishu
Replies: 20
Views: 4918

Re: Jubba Airways Fokker 50 overturns in Mogadishu

You always land on 05 because the approach is over the sea and never on 23 over the city because of the threat of hostile fire, but that can often mean a tailwind. Heavy landing 727 cockpit video by Sam Chui that went viral recently is usually the result but alas things went badly for this Fokker Fr...

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by cedarjet
Mon Jul 18, 2022 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 915
Views: 203971

Re: Air Canada relaunches Vancouver-Miami

That must be a long leg. Westbound would be seven hours block time easy

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by cedarjet
Mon Jul 18, 2022 12:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Avianca 707 Inflight Entertainment
Replies: 6
Views: 2060

Re: Avianca 707 Inflight Entertainment

Would loved to have flown on an Avianca 707. Any South American 707. LADE, Varig, Aerolineas Argentinas. AR operated the longest ever 707 scheduled flight, Buenos Aires to Rome, around twelve hours I think.

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by cedarjet
Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N757AF gets fresh paint
Replies: 48
Views: 10454

Re: N757AF gets fresh paint

Ailerons presumably have to be painted and balanced separately as their shape and weight are critical for flight control and flutter purposes

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by cedarjet
Tue Jul 05, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United 1986 Hawaii schedule
Replies: 11
Views: 3614

Re: United 1986 Hawaii schedule

Bear in mind that anyone who isn’t an expert always says it’s a 747. It’s pretty much the only thing I’ve ever learned from watching the news. You flew on a DC-10 or a DC-8 Stretch

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by cedarjet
Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airline Air Austral is up for sale
Replies: 35
Views: 8481

Re: French airline Air Austral is up for sale

I remember when they went a bit mad and started flying from Reunion to Sydney with 777-300ER. Presumably the idea was to carry some Kangaroo Route traffic from Europe. Lost an absolute fortune by all accounts

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by cedarjet
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the status on London Heathrow's (LHR) third runway? Construction commenced?
Replies: 47
Views: 7739

Re: What's the status on London Heathrow's (LHR) third runway? Construction commenced?

We’re in a bubble of post Covid demand but high (and continually rising) energy prices, and the climate crisis changing from projections to observable reality, will flatten long term demand. A third runway isn’t needed and is never going to happen.

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by cedarjet
Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa switching international routes from FRA to MUC- why?
Replies: 12
Views: 4153

Re: Lufthansa switching international routes from FRA to MUC- why?

Munich must generate more local traffic too. Frankfurt is a connecting hub, it’s not a big city

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by cedarjet
Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am DC-8's to Hawaii?
Replies: 13
Views: 3550

Re: Pan Am DC-8's to Hawaii?

I have a photo of a Pan Am DC-8 on the ground in Beirut. Beirut was most commonly served on the PA1&2 round the world flights (JFK LHR FRA IST BEY THR KHI BOM BKK HKG TYO SFO and v.v.) which were solidly 707 and later 747 but may have also had a terminator, or in the early jet years the RTW trip...

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by cedarjet
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Launches seasonal YVR-BKK (Nonstop) and YYZ-BOM (via LHR)
Replies: 72
Views: 10457

Re: AC Launches YVR-BKK (Nonstop) and YYZ-BOM (via LHR)

I guess this is the reactivation of ancient route licenses, in the 1980s Air Canada had 747-200B service YYZ LHR DEL SIN. Some of their jumbos had Singapore ’85 titles on the tail. Sold plenty of Asia tickets from London, I even remember a girl at my school who flew to Brunei with her parents and th...

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by cedarjet
Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is AA currently doing in Asia?
Replies: 98
Views: 17406

Re: What is AA currently doing in Asia?

There’s nowhere to fly to in Asia. They’re all stuck in Covid delusion. Nothing to discuss for the foreseeable. Just one correction, Sydney was lumped in but Australia is pretty much open albeit with some testing restrictions. There are plenty of open countries such as the Philippines, Indonesia, a...

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by cedarjet
Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't the Boeing 707 have rudder problems similar to those of the Boeing 737?
Replies: 37
Views: 7377

Re: Why didn't the Boeing 707 have rudder problems similar to those of the Boeing 737?

An American Airlines 707 rolled inverted and crashed after takeoff out of JFK, killing all 95 onboard. Flight was AA1 to Los Angeles, March 1, 1962. Ship was N7506A, a 707-123B. The crash was even used as a plot point in the TV show Mad Men.

Cause of the crash? Rudder hardover.

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by cedarjet
Fri Jun 17, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's future
Replies: 78
Views: 12312

Re: Boeing's future

I mean what bad could possibly come out of what was arguably the worlds best airplane manufacturer being bought out with their own money? Boeing was *highly* safety conscious prior to the merger. While post MDD Boeing is still safety conscious, it is obvious that their goal was to increase profit m...

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by cedarjet
Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is AA currently doing in Asia?
Replies: 98
Views: 17406

Re: What is AA currently doing in Asia?

There’s nowhere to fly to in Asia. They’re all stuck in Covid delusion. Nothing to discuss for the foreseeable. Just one correction, Sydney was lumped in but Australia is pretty much open albeit with some testing restrictions.

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by cedarjet
Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”
Replies: 183
Views: 27711

Re: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”

Can’t believe no one’s brought up the long-established comedy acronym of THY (in the spirit of BOAC being Better On A Camel, TWA Try Walking Across et al): They Hate You. As an aside, I like the refocus on their real name, which this is, as an airline geek I’ve always known them as Turk Hava Yollari...

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by cedarjet
Fri Jun 10, 2022 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer ERJ-145 Conversions - The ERJ Shuttle Config is Back .. Sort of..
Replies: 12
Views: 7453

Re: Embraer ERJ-145 Conversions - The ERJ Shuttle Config is Back .. Sort of..

What commercial role does an all business class RJ actually serve?

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by cedarjet
Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Boeing sell the commercial aircraft division?
Replies: 61
Views: 9932

Could Boeing sell the commercial aircraft division?

Could Boeing sell the commercial aircraft division? It doesn’t deliver a dime to the all-important shareholders in its current form, with no turnaround in sight. But imagine the payday if they sold it. And that would leave Boeing free to concentrate on Pentagon pork. Let’s face it the latter is the ...

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by cedarjet
Wed Jun 08, 2022 5:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Meal service on 17hr flight.
Replies: 11
Views: 2528

Re: Meal service on 17hr flight.

I took SQ22 when it was a midday departure and a late afternoon arrival in the same day, but flew through a few hours of darkness en route; all business class on the A340-500. The service was three full hot meals, all lunch/dinner themed, no breakfast foods. Interestingly, the last one was served ab...

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by cedarjet
Tue Jun 07, 2022 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Al Jazeera Reporter Killed in Israeli Army Raid in Jenin
Replies: 27
Views: 2893

Re: Al Jazeera Reporter Killed in Israeli Army Raid in Jenin

Shocking and yet unsurprising. Shireen Abu Akleh was a towering figure in the Arab media. It’s like killing Peter Jennings. And she had American citizenship. The message from Israel is clear. No Palestinian is safe.

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by cedarjet
Mon Jun 06, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 dead in Tulsa OK medical centre shooting
Replies: 221
Views: 7875

Re: 4 dead in Tulsa OK medical centre shooting

There are full-blown wars that don’t kill 45,000 people a year — when the war in Ukraine is a year old it won’t have killed 45,000. You could make the case that the US is in a state of civil war with these numbers. All that’s missing is the unified reason for the death toll eg one political dispute ...

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