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by cedarjet
Wed Apr 27, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE Resumes ICN-LAS, Increases LAX and YVR
Replies: 27
Views: 5867

Re: KE Resumes ICN-LAS, Increases LAX and YVR

303dk wrote:
eta unknown wrote:
I thought LAS was always nonstop. IIRC KE revenue management tries to route all DEN & SLC traffic through LAS instead of LAX.

Who does the LAS-DEN?

United, presumably

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by cedarjet
Thu Apr 14, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK Government A321
Replies: 22
Views: 3240

Re: UK Government A321

Yup. The livery’s still embarrassing!!!

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by cedarjet
Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the AA PHL hub still important?
Replies: 108
Views: 18366

Re: Is the AA PHL hub still important?

DCA isn’t really a hub, it’s a spoke that has a lot of flights. AA aren’t wasting seats on small aircraft in and out of a slot controlled postage stamp to fly connecting traffic from Boston to Fort Myers. That’s what Charlotte is for

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by cedarjet
Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is London-Hawaii market booming?
Replies: 54
Views: 6613

Re: Is London-Hawaii market booming?

A major disincentive for a nonstop is that the mainland USA has so much to offer tourists. Why would you overfly New York, California et al to get to a beach? There may be plenty of UK and Europe originating traffic going to Hawaii but most of it is combining with California, I assure you

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by cedarjet
Thu Apr 07, 2022 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue
Replies: 106
Views: 31499

Re: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue

Latest from an inside source: - Wrong approach selected in the FMC (common) - Autopilot left engaged for far too long in the approach (habitual) - Trying to overcome the autopilot without disconnecting it (common) - Hasty and embarrassed go-around causes gear to be retracted before flaps (a quarter ...

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by cedarjet
Tue Apr 05, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't the A330NEO been nearly as successful as the A330ceo?
Replies: 200
Views: 41102

Re: Why hasn't the A330NEO been nearly as successful as the A330ceo?

Most A330ceos are only mid-life, don’t need replacing for a decade yet. And they’re really good aeroplanes. The 777X sold less than 300 even before Covid, for the same reason — the 777-300ER is a very capable and efficient bird and many of them are still quite young.

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by cedarjet
Tue Apr 05, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue
Replies: 106
Views: 31499

Re: AF 011 go around

Such a shocking safety culture. Speaking French on the radio at an international airport so every other plane on the frequency has no idea what’s going on, that alone is just ridiculous. I know it’s one of the ICAO languages but you don’t get MEA speaking Arabic in Beirut. As for the incident itself...

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by cedarjet
Mon Mar 28, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A300 - Who's have you flown ?
Replies: 31
Views: 1977

Re: Airbus A300 - Who's have you flown ?

B2 - Iran Air, Mahan Air
B4 - Iran Air, Olympic, Air France, Garuda
600R - Thai International, Monarch, Garuda

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by cedarjet
Mon Mar 28, 2022 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair and Kulula grounded by South African CAA
Replies: 41
Views: 12846

Re: Comair and Kulula grounded by South African CAA

I agree, infringements happened - but did SAA receive such a harsh "sentence" when they went off-roading with the A340 in Cape Town, or the A320 that went off-roading in Lusaka. When SAA Tek "lost" a Trent 600? Or when an A340-600 inbound to EDDF nearly fell out of the sky while...

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by cedarjet
Sun Mar 27, 2022 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Adding MEL-DFW
Replies: 95
Views: 15927

Re: Qantas Adding MEL-DFW

leftcoast8 wrote:
Is there a lot of tourist or business demand between Aus and Texas? If so, what are the drivers of this demand?

Not sure if people know but American Airlines offer one or two onward connections from Dallas

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by cedarjet
Fri Mar 25, 2022 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Satire: IL-86 to be back in the air
Replies: 21
Views: 5953

Re: IL-86 to be back in the air

Caught their (IL86) last week of flying . SVO- AYT , DonAvia 2 nights in a AYT hotel, AYT-VKO , Atlant Soyuz. Total cost around €150 iirc. Great Adventure and a great airplane for Avgeeks to get a ride on. Highlight for me was going down to the lower level galley and back up to the main deck in the...

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by cedarjet
Tue Mar 22, 2022 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Biman Bangladesh Airlines non-stop to Toronto
Replies: 16
Views: 5519

Re: UPDATE: Biman Bangladesh Airlines non-stop to Toronto

JFK on the mighty DC-10 was via Brussels, not UK

IceCream wrote:
It just seems weird to have a grand total of one flight.

Test flight ahead of commencing scheduled service

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by cedarjet
Sat Mar 05, 2022 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot resumes International services with SSJ fleet
Replies: 133
Views: 38906

Re: Aeroflot cancels all international flights except to Belarus

It’s a good point about lack of demand to Iran and China. Iran Air have flown to Moscow but sporadically and only with 727 afaik. Aeroflot have been a regular at Imam Khomeini with A320s but it’s back of the clock low yield utilisation for cheapo connections from North America and Europe, O&D de...

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by cedarjet
Wed Mar 02, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tus Airways announces expansion and long-haul plans out of Cyprus
Replies: 18
Views: 2689

Re: Tus Airways announces expansion and long-haul plans out of Cyprus

I'm personally happy to see an airline being as ambitious as TUS during these hard/weird times. Their plan seems realistic and not overly ambitious. Best of luck! Well, if you exclude that whole 2x weekly to China on A330s part. That sounds like a great way to burn a ton of money. Agreed, twice wee...

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by cedarjet
Sat Feb 19, 2022 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 N101DA/N740AX First flight 40 years ago today
Replies: 29
Views: 5603

Re: Boeing 767 N101DA/N740AX First flight 40 years ago today

I thought the reason it was called The Spirit Of Delta was because the plane was purchased with employee donations

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by cedarjet
Thu Feb 10, 2022 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul introduces Embraer E195 pfreighter conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 2844

Re: Azul introduces Embraer E195 pfreighter conversion

The word is preighter, not “pfreighter”

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by cedarjet
Thu Feb 03, 2022 12:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pan Am 707 Transatlantic Routes in 1978 and Retirement
Replies: 4
Views: 1365

Re: Pan Am 707 Transatlantic Routes in 1978 and Retirement

Some of the last Pan Am trips flown by 707 were transatlantic to Stockholm, Oslo, and Copenhagen. I think some ships were even configured all-economy. Classic visiting-friends-and-relatives and a few hippies kind of traffic, and not enough to fill a jumbo. And quite a bit of Caribbean, Pan Am had so...

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by cedarjet
Sat Jan 29, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rocket attack at Baghdad Airport causes aircraft damage
Replies: 8
Views: 4133

Re: Rocket attack at Baghdad Airport causes aircraft damage

I was just messaging with a buddy who joined me for a ten day holiday in Iraq in 2018 about how Iraq seems to be doing OK lately, some big construction projects in Baghdad moving forward and they’re refurbishing the arch of Ctesiphon aka Taq Kasra, give that a Google btw, a landmark in architectura...

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by cedarjet
Fri Jan 28, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rocket attack at Baghdad Airport causes aircraft damage
Replies: 8
Views: 4133

Re: Rocket attack at Baghdad Airport causes aircraft damage

I was just messaging with a buddy who joined me for a ten day holiday in Iraq in 2018 about how Iraq seems to be doing OK lately, some big construction projects in Baghdad moving forward and they’re refurbishing the arch of Ctesiphon aka Taq Kasra, give that a Google btw, a landmark in architectural...

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by cedarjet
Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident at Abu Dhabi
Replies: 25
Views: 6401

Re: Incident at Abu Dhabi

Aesma wrote:
The UAE are fighting in Yemen so this is war not terrorism.

Correct and widespread coverage might alert the world to Saudi & UAE crimes in Yemen which are being bankrolled by the west. Very messy business

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by cedarjet
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-300 first revenue flight, 28 years ago today.
Replies: 63
Views: 9788

Re: A330-300 first revenue flight, 28 years ago today.

Virgin Australia also stopped flying them after about 5 years. Closer to 9 years, so your estimate is a bit off. The A330 also wasn't the only type to be retired due to VA's administration, so it isn't necessarily a case of the A330 being a root cause of any issue. Virgin Australia stopped flying t...

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by cedarjet
Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 11617

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

There is zero chance of a large scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. Russia’s military budget is only $60b a year. For scale, Britain spent $45b on a track and trace app for Covid that doesn’t even work. You’ll see Russian tanks on the moon before you see them in Kyiv. Annex the sliver of eastern Ukra...

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by cedarjet
Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV launches 7 new routes, resumes LHR
Replies: 4
Views: 2591

Re: AV launches 7 new routes, resumes LHR

Interesting that they’re reintroducing Cartagena New York which was dropped pre Covid. Good sign for the recovery, or other places they’d like to fly to are still closed and aircraft lease payments are piling up and flying anywhere is better than flying nowhere? (And welcome back to London.)

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by cedarjet
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40 Years Ago - Air Florida Flt 90
Replies: 13
Views: 3627

Re: 40 Years Ago - Air Florida Flt 90

Even though the engines were not at full output, due to ice covering the engine tubes, did the captain ever firewall the throttles when it started stalling? A youtube vid stated other pilots in a simulator were able to fly out of it by lowering the nose, still close though. Didn’t touch the throttl...

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by cedarjet
Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Korea's T'way Air adds A330-300, eyes additional airframes
Replies: 17
Views: 3785

Re: South Korea's T'way Air adds A330-300, eyes additional airframes

Who is going to take these flights? I see no sign of travel opening up, including SK. Are they mad?

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by cedarjet
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?
Replies: 69
Views: 13370

Re: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?

I was on the inaugural QF LHR to PER. All London based crew. For the girl working in my section, it was her first ever trip to Australia. Regarding Japanese crew on foreign airlines flying to Japan, even Iran Air, who flew IKA PEK NRT twice a week until about 2012, had something like six Japanese ca...

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by cedarjet
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Least known airlines you've flown on
Replies: 96
Views: 7862

Re: Least known airlines you've flown on

I flew Daallo Airlines of Somalia from Jeddah to Hargeisa. It was operated by an ex Aeromexico A320 by an outfit called SkyBosnia, with a Kam Air of Afghanistan tail from a recent lease. Captain was Ukrainian. Cabin crew all Moldovan. That only went as far as Djibouti where everyone got off and too...

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by cedarjet
Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 74087

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

And shockingly bad flying skills. Really? The PIC left an "A" out of a manual entry in the FMC when the route wouldn't auto-load for him. He decided to engage the AP right after takeoff to reduce workload following an abnormally hectic pre-flight period and apparently having to monitor mu...

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by cedarjet
Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Least known airlines you've flown on
Replies: 96
Views: 7862

Re: Least known airlines you've flown on

I flew Daallo Airlines of Somalia from Jeddah to Hargeisa. It was operated by an ex Aeromexico A320 by an outfit called SkyBosnia, with a Kam Air of Afghanistan tail from a recent lease. Captain was Ukrainian. Cabin crew all Moldovan. That only went as far as Djibouti where everyone got off and took...

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by cedarjet
Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 74087

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

https://avherald.com/h?article=4dc3882a
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This is a precursor, Singapore Airlines levelled off a 777 and flew around Shanghai at 480 feet for a considerable period of time after takeoff. Incredibly lucky not to hit anything. And shockingly bad flying skills.

https://avherald.com/h?article=4dc3882a

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by cedarjet
Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviastar TU204 freighter catches fire in Hangzhou
Replies: 55
Views: 11396

Re: Aviastar TU204 freighter catches fire in Hangzhou

Doesn't the TU-204 have 3 pilots due to lack of automation? No, if you look at a pic of a Tu-204 cockpit you’ll see it’s extremely minimalist and uncluttered. Barely enough to keep two busy. Some operators might add a relief first officer, a loadmaster, or a flight mechanic (a dedicated crew member...

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by cedarjet
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HS Trident
Replies: 117
Views: 17029

Re: HS Trident

Just to clarify on the Channel configuration of 4-3, the block of four included two very narrow seats for children and possibly only legally occupied by children. Because they were a charter airline they carried a lot of families and those blocks of four were family seats. It was only in the forward...

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by cedarjet
Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HS Trident
Replies: 117
Views: 17029

Re: HS Trident

Also.... I seem to remember that CAAC ordered 30+ Tridents (mostly 3Bs I think?) and that these were regularly flying up to the early '90s.... and that the Chinese Army might have in fact operated these also after CAAC retired the type from service.... Is my foggy memory correct in thinking that a ...

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by cedarjet
Fri Dec 31, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 74087

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

Not sure the relevance of FD as you don’t use it on the ground. Rotate is always done using a mk. 1 eyeball, FD materialises on the PFD once airborne

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by cedarjet
Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 30933

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

I realise Covid is a real thing and I understand the need for restrictions (although I’m sick of them), Hong Kong is totally bananas, three weeks in a quarantine hotel for arrivals from most countries, two weeks for a handful. And that’s with a negative test result and proof of jabs. Absolutely craz...

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by cedarjet
Thu Dec 30, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Caraibes A-330 incident at SXM
Replies: 6
Views: 3210

Re: Air Caraibes A-330 incident at SXM

Well said! Bear in mind that an engine out is considered when the takeoff calculations are made. It may well look a bit harrowing, but even if they were taking off full, if the airplane couldn’t fly the departure safely on one engine (which means some real amount of margin, not scraping the treetops...

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by cedarjet
Wed Dec 29, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 18 years ago To this day: UTAGE Flight 141
Replies: 9
Views: 3867

Re: 18 years ago To this day: UTAGE Flight 141

foxecho wrote:
I had assumed 865AA was one of the last AA 727 fights, would anyone have record of its last flight for AA? I was on one of the 4 final AA 727 flights flew TPA-MIA...just Curious

Andrew
Retired JFK/MEM/MCI/SYR/ABQ

865AA is its reg, not a flight number

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by cedarjet
Tue Dec 28, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How can you transfer landside between Terminal 4 and Terminal 2 at Heathrow?
Replies: 11
Views: 1697

Re: How can you transfer landside between Terminal 4 and Terminal 2 at Heathrow?

The bar on the top floor of the Hilton Garden Inn has a better view of the airfield than the actual control tower. It’s worth the extra. Whatever they’re charging, pay it. Enjoy!

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by cedarjet
Tue Dec 28, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 74087

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

TokyoImperialPa wrote:
There was a famous quip about Asiana several years ago that the autopilot would do virtually everything on the plane.

What was the quip?

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by cedarjet
Tue Dec 28, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years today since SAS MD-81 Dana Viking crash
Replies: 12
Views: 12780

Re: 30 years today since SAS MD-81 Dana Viking crash

Captain did a pretty good job but was sufficiently traumatised by the experience that he never flew again. Don’t blame him tbh

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by cedarjet
Thu Dec 23, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to recover orders from Airbus, Boeing and ATR
Replies: 57
Views: 14134

Re: Iran seeks to recover orders from Airbus, Boeing and ATR

Surprised Boeing aren’t pushing harder for this to happen. 50 Maxes would be great in the wake of losing Qantas and KLM. And it’s not just Iran Air, didn’t Iran Aseman place an order (or MOU) for 80 737-800s, which would be Maxes now. Goes to show how lucrative the defense side is for Boeing, that t...

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by cedarjet
Wed Dec 15, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to launch seasonal SYD-PER-FCO flights
Replies: 30
Views: 6635

Re: Qantas to launch seasonal SYD-PER-FCO flights

Enormous Italian community in Australia, Alitalia flew 747s to Sydney and Melbourne before the ME3 came along. Presumably a Middle East stopover is seen as an opportunity for exposure to the dreaded so a nonstop to the old country is worth paying a premium for. The occupants of every bungalow in Syd...

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by cedarjet
Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Boeing 727/200s
Replies: 16
Views: 2928

Re: Alitalia Boeing 727/200s

The same happened with the 8 DC10-30 that served for about 10 years (in total, but some frames only for few years) hastily retired after the infamous accidents that marred the reputation of the model (and which later turned out not to be the culprit). In the most famous DC-10 crashes — Paris, Chica...

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by cedarjet
Sun Dec 12, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plane diverted mid-flight in latest unruly passenger incident
Replies: 105
Views: 13393

Re: Delta plane diverted mid-flight in latest unruly passenger incident

Oops, that’s what I get for posting without my glasses and on my phone. Guess you haven’t been reading here, or the news, you can see numerous incidents of an airline employee being attacked. Presumably that’s for me after I said a register of offenders won’t make a difference because there’s no ev...

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by cedarjet
Sun Dec 12, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plane diverted mid-flight in latest unruly passenger incident
Replies: 105
Views: 13393

Re: Delta plane diverted mid-flight in latest unruly passenger incident

A register of offenders is fine but won’t make a difference, it’s not like there’s a small group of repeat offenders. In fact I’d be amazed if anyone’s done this twice. It’s a bottomless well.

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by cedarjet
Sat Dec 11, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 216248

Re: Qatar Airways grounds 13 A350’s

G'day The fact the Qatari regulators are involved is concerning. Just to make it clear, Qatar the airline and the Qatar regulator are essentially the same thing, both are government owned. Airbus obviously did not find it necessary to meet the demands of U-turn Al for some time now - rightfully or ...

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by cedarjet
Wed Dec 08, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to operate B747?
Replies: 61
Views: 22827

Re: Air Belgium to operate B747?

Even their Wikipedia page has two 747-8Fs coming

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by cedarjet
Wed Dec 08, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are you favorite current, standard airline liveries?
Replies: 27
Views: 2768

Re: What are you favorite current, standard airline liveries?

Etihad for sure. Thai too. Interesting about British Airways. I think this (the Chatham Historic Dockyard) is their best livery, and I think it must also by now be their longest lasting. It’s ironic because it was only adopted in a panic when the Utopia aka World Tails livery flopped, and they adopt...

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by cedarjet
Wed Dec 08, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to operate B747?
Replies: 61
Views: 22827

Re: Air Belgium to operate B747?

Plenty of passenger 747s lying around. Most likely this is for a cargo op but if the A340 works for KF, maybe the 747 will too. ACMI charters usually include lots of sitting around waiting for the phone to ring, so a low purchase price is arguably more important than low fuel burn

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