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by cedarjet
Wed May 05, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Flight 4870
Replies: 8
Views: 1811

Re: AA Flight 4870

Anyone got a screenshot of the track?

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by cedarjet
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 76
Views: 4381

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

The US hasn’t won a war since 1945. Doesn’t want to either. No gains for the military-industrial complex in a quick victory followed by peace. Better to fight wars with no strategic plan, no idea what victory would even look like, that can last forever.

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by cedarjet
Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 6175

Re: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft

These two birds were delivered to UTA back in the 80s and still have “treasure island” style maps of the French Caribbean on the bulkheads. Very charming!

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by cedarjet
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First retro livery?
Replies: 13
Views: 2427

Re: First retro livery?

Noshow wrote:
Easy Aeroflot.

Just kidding.

No that’s good. Hey before the mid-70s cheatline they had a unique set up, which was a unique livery for each aircraft type. Can’t think of another airline that did that. Very unorthodox but somehow appealing

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by cedarjet
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First retro livery?
Replies: 13
Views: 2427

First retro livery?

Seems like a normal thing for an airline to have a retro livery in the fleet. Even cargo operators have done it (like the TransCarga A300 in Viasa livery). Can’t recall who was first. BA painted its first 747-100 (G-ANWA) in kind-of BOAC colours for its final weeks c. 1999, that must be one (althoug...

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by cedarjet
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Adds Denver
Replies: 84
Views: 13941

Re: Air France Adds Denver

What the? If this were normal times, there'd be no surprise from me, considering the TATL hole SkyTeam had in DEN. But launching this when the borders are still closed? How is this going to work? Couldn’t agree more. This is fantasy airline manager. I miss my USA travels a lot so I’m not gloating, ...

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by cedarjet
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug / old Aeroflot crew rosters
Replies: 52
Views: 11235

Re: Interflug / old Aeroflot crew rosters

There’s finally a book about Interflug in English by Airliner World contributor Sebastian Schmitz which has several chapters about crew rostering and the role of the state security services and who was allowed to operate flights to the west etc. Also a triumph of graphic design which is rare for boo...

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by cedarjet
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sri Lankan - no LR narrowbodies for us.
Replies: 13
Views: 3878

Re: Sri Lankan - no LR narrowbodies for us.

They use narrowbodies on medium haul as it is, I’ve flown on A321s Persian Gulf to Colombo and Singapore to Colombo. Really nice airline to fly with btw. I can list every one of my flights with them because they were all so memorable

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by cedarjet
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas expects A380 fleet to return
Replies: 71
Views: 15073

Re: Qantas expects A380 fleet to return

Nothing like an A380 on Sydney to Singapore/London, Dallas, and Los Angeles. Assuming a return to normality, there is basically no limit to the number of punters on these routes. Reasonably high yield too. I can absolutely see a case for Qantas keeping the A380.

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by cedarjet
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8 at Santa Monica?
Replies: 16
Views: 5354

DC-8 at Santa Monica?

Production of Douglas jets moved to Long Beach because of limited real estate and the short runway at Santa Monica, but SMO remained HQ for a while so I wonder if an (empty, minimum fuel) DC-8 (or for that matter DC-9) ever visited for a naming ceremony or similar? Can’t find any evidence of it happ...

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by cedarjet
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue's London In flight service details
Replies: 79
Views: 12063

Re: jetBlue's London In flight service details

Thank you to those who replied to my skepticism about transatlantic travel in 2021. I’m not saying demand doesn’t exist, at least for leisure travel, and I know progress with the vaccine is good. But it’s already April and the UK has tightened restrictions lately, with £7,000 fines for anyone stoppe...

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by cedarjet
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue's London In flight service details
Replies: 79
Views: 12063

Re: jetBlue's London In flight service details

Have I been sleeping for a year or are we all playing fantasy a.net? Because there’s no way anyone who isn’t a dual national and with a valid (non-leisure) reason to travel is crossing the Atlantic in 2021. Are they just going to fly half a dozen essential workers and as much mail as they can stuff ...

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by cedarjet
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines final 747-100 interior
Replies: 9
Views: 4107

Re: American Airlines final 747-100 interior

This thread is worthless without pics meme goes here

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by cedarjet
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA B38M Pitch Trim Issue 3/29/21
Replies: 41
Views: 12031

Re: AA B38M Pitch Trim Issue 3/29/21

These birds have been in storage for two years, many of them in rainy and humid Seattle. They’re going to have tech issues for their entire lives.

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by cedarjet
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian MC-21 and supply chain challenges
Replies: 34
Views: 6729

Re: Russian MC-21 and supply chain challenges

The Superjet failed because Sukhoi succeeded at the difficult bit — creating an efficient and comfortable modern jetliner — and failed at what I would have thought was the easy bit — providing decent tech support

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by cedarjet
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am DC-8 32/33
Replies: 10
Views: 3183

Re: Pan Am DC-8 32/33

One thing I do recall, after the fuel crises of Oct.73-March of 74..those were WFU as they drank Jet-A. Those engines were designed for 12-15 cent fuel..as I recall by summer of 74 jet-A was around 35 cents..more or less. hope this helps. Sold to Delta in 1968 (although a handful retained the Pan A...

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by cedarjet
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF
Replies: 113
Views: 31343

Re: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF

I think it’s more about ability and willingness to pay. This is the bird that got the water cannon salute taxiing into La Guardia the day after the 2016 election. Now shabby and abandoned with a missing engine in rural New York state. What a difference four years makes. Would a person like Trump fly...

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by cedarjet
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 634
Views: 89607

Re: "Cargo" A340s. What's it all about?

I’m curious about this too. Is it possible to hit max gross weight with a full belly and main deck payload loaded through the passenger doors? I guess the economics work or it wouldn’t happen but I’m surprised it’s worth the effort.

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by cedarjet
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which aircraft will replace the Airbus A330-200 at Air France?
Replies: 60
Views: 9417

Re: Which aircraft will replace the Airbus A330-200 at Air France?

AF needs to stimulate France's economy so no doubt they will be buying more Airbus frames. Not so fast mon ami. Air France have always been big Boeing customers, right from the 707 days (with less than thrilling results, crashed six, the second one to hit the volcano in Guadeloupe was on its maiden...

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by cedarjet
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see anything like The Residences ever again?
Replies: 25
Views: 3739

Re: Will we ever see anything like The Residences ever again?

The three-room suite on Etihad was an attempt to use the space creatively. The whole front end of the A380 wasn’t quite right, lot of wasted space on both decks but especially upstairs either side of the staircase. Emirates put the shower room, Etihad put the Residence, Qantas had a little lounge, A...

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by cedarjet
Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737, shrinked 707?
Replies: 32
Views: 7143

Re: 737, shrinked 707?

You bet it’s the same in many ways. Boeing boasted to its customers that commonality between the 707, 727 and 737 was something like 80%. The centre pedestal of a 737 Max is identical to that of a 707. That so much of a 707 is still on the production line in 2021 shows how right that version of Boei...

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by cedarjet
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could Amazon start passenger service?
Replies: 19
Views: 3143

Re: Could Amazon start passenger service?

UPS had 727s that converted into passenger liners every weekend with RORO pallets of seats and quick change interiors. Main problem was the planes were so bashed up by tens of thousands of flights that they were all flying bananas and the interiors proved to not be interchangeable, so come Friday ni...

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by cedarjet
Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Olivier Dassault killed in helicopter crash
Replies: 33
Views: 5546

Re: Olivier Dassault killed in helicopter crash

I do think helicopters are quite dangerous (and I have rotary wing training in my logbook). What compounds the problem is that high pressure clients, perhaps not understanding risk management very well, consider the pilots who always get the mission done are the “best”, but in reality land they are ...

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by cedarjet
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Batik Air A320 lands with nosegear turned 90 degrees
Replies: 52
Views: 9451

Re: Batik Air A320 lands with nosegear turned 90 degrees

Happened to a Brazilian A330 operator landing at JFK as well, although weirdly, after a lot of preparation for an emergency and possible crash, it straightened out a few seconds before touchdown!

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by cedarjet
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Western Sydney Airport VS Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. Which one will be bigger?
Replies: 16
Views: 2034

Re: Western Sydney Airport VS Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. Which one will be bigger?

Is it definitely going ahead? Can’t see international traffic returning to 2019 levels for years. If they want to take some pressure off Kingsford-Smith (which isn’t under pressure) and do something for the environment they should build a high speed rail line to Melbourne. I guess when you’ve got a ...

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by cedarjet
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis visit to Iraq
Replies: 35
Views: 8094

Re: Pope Francis visit to Irak

Not sure about now but pre Covid, Iraqi Airways served a range of destinations in Europe including Berlin, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, London (Gatwick), Manchester, Minsk and Stockholm with their brand new fleet of ~20 737-800s. So no issue flying a charter to Rome. (And thank you RJA321 for correcting ...

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by cedarjet
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between metro area airports
Replies: 47
Views: 3696

Re: Flights between metro area airports

Continental had a dedicated DC-9-10 for Houstons Intercontinental to Hobby, the Proud Bird Express. United San Francisco to Oakland by 727. That’s so short that since the BART extension, you can do that route today by subway train. FedEx used to fly a 727 Memphis to New York JFK to New York LGA. Tha...

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by cedarjet
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: " You're flying the Friendly Skies!"
Replies: 27
Views: 5024

Re: " You're flying the Friendly Skies!"

Great compilation. Oddly reminds me of flying Northwest in the early 90s and the flight attendant included their then advertising line, “some people just know how to fly” in her arrival PA as per corporate policy and passengers were laughing because it sounded so canned.

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by cedarjet
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: CSA/Czech Airlines declared bankrupt - operations to continue
Replies: 118
Views: 28217

Re: CSA/Czech Airlines collapse imminent - all staff furloughed

Balkan, CSA, Interflug, TAROM and LOT were the big eastern bloc airlines. Let’s hope the latter two hang on. Well LOT seem to be in good shape. Not sure about TAROM but no news is good news I guess.

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by cedarjet
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Footage of old turbojet Aircraft taking off?
Replies: 33
Views: 6097

Re: Footage of old turbojet Aircraft taking off?

Unbelievable footage! Didn’t realise these birds were still heavy smokers right to the end. Btw the CV-990A was actually turbofan powered, albeit in a weird set up with the big fan at the aft of the engine, worth a Google if you’re not already familiar. It’s the GE CJ-805-23 engine you’re looking fo...

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by cedarjet
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Dry airspace"
Replies: 37
Views: 5100

Re: "Dry airspace"

It’s interesting what can come with overflight rules. To me the most obvious case is countries insisting on a certain number of flights per week actually landing at that country’s main airport, usually because said country is in bad shape and lacks true demand, so it’s a way of artificially creating...

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by cedarjet
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 going around several times at MAN
Replies: 7
Views: 2132

Re: B737 going around several times at MAN

In the early days of the pandemic when I guess it was hoped this wouldn’t be a multi-year event, Ryanair earmarked a chunk of the fleet to keep ready for a restart of operations (starting a Boeing after 6 days is an engineering issue) and were going to not only do regular circuits at Stansted for re...

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by cedarjet
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 77W at CLT
Replies: 25
Views: 5084

Re: QR 77W at CLT

As a oneworld hub Charlotte must have to been in the top five of Qatar’s USA to-do list. Wonder if it was ever considered in any detail.

JohanTally wrote:
Thanks for the answers. Mods feel free to delete

Don’t encourage them!

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by cedarjet
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two ATR 72 of CSA impounded at PRG
Replies: 17
Views: 4511

Re: Two ATR 72 of CSA impounded at PRG

While I’m a fan of historic flag carriers and had a great trip to Beirut on Malév in August 2001 which you can guess included my last couple of jumpseat rides before you-know-what, reality is Budapest had more traffic than in Malév days within a couple of years. easyJet and Wizz et al do a better jo...

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by cedarjet
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reasons for DC-8 stopping production earlier than the 707?
Replies: 24
Views: 6147

Re: Reasons for DC-8 stopping production earlier than the 707?

True that 1970s 707s were mostly military but there were a few very late-build passenger liners — CAAC, Kuwait, Nigeria Airways etc. The last ones I’m aware of were delivered to Saudia, around 1977. Weird there were 707s less than ten years old when Airbus were building A320s.

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by cedarjet
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JetBlue Mint Studio suite
Replies: 170
Views: 19294

Re: New JetBlue Mint Studio suite

I won’t fly this for two reasons. One is the old style herringbone is the worst of all worlds, airlines that had it first time round got rid of it as fast as they could except for leisure carrier Virgin Atlantic. I experienced it on Cathay and Air Canada and it’s crap. The second reason is that ther...

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by cedarjet
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of buying older generation jets like 707, DC-10/MD-11?
Replies: 56
Views: 7317

Re: Odds of buying older generation jets like 707, DC-10/MD-11?

If you restored a Boeing 707, people wouldn’t pay to fly on it because it’s so similar to a 25 year old 737-400. Indeed if you painted a 707 in current Ryanair livery and parked it next to one of their 737-800s, a general member of the public would not be able to tell you which one was the antique. ...

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by cedarjet
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus A320NEO landing with nosegear at 90 degrees at BSL
Replies: 28
Views: 5349

Re: Pegasus A320NEO landing with nosegear at 90 degrees at BSL

This seems like an Airbus trademark at this point

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by cedarjet
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?
Replies: 186
Views: 22139

Re: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?

The whole point of Atlanta is it’s a — the — connecting hub. A second airport would have zero Delta flights, so that’s 80% of the market right there that won’t move over. What’s left, a handful of United and Spirit A320s, and a BA 777-200ER. Hardly seems worth the effort. And is Hartsfield actually ...

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by cedarjet
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Alaska 261 not crash if the stabiliser trims werent touched?
Replies: 23
Views: 5749

Re: Would Alaska 261 not crash if the stabiliser trims werent touched?

The crew were criticised because of a couple of lines on the CVR about trying to be test pilots, and in answer to your question, it is possible the tail might have held together if they hadn’t touched anything but the aeroplane was basically unflyable. Really awful accident. Shame on Alaska Airlines...

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by cedarjet
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Ukraine and Ukraine International question
Replies: 5
Views: 1327

Re: Air Ukraine and Ukraine International question

I flew Aerosvit JFK KBP in April 2010 and other than being two hours late, was a really nice ride. Very bashed up old 767-300ER but comfy, decent food, all good. I’ve flown Ukraine International quite a few times short haul, never tried them long haul although 8 abreast on a 767 is brutal. I like th...

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by cedarjet
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden’s Safety
Replies: 80
Views: 4793

Re: Biden’s Safety

The media have made the country ungovernable. Half the population were told every night Obama was a Kenyan Muslim, then the other half were told every night that Trump is a Russian spy. Madness

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by cedarjet
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Americans Ready To Talk About Mass Mental Illness?
Replies: 50
Views: 3650

Re: Are Americans Ready To Talk About Mass Mental Illness?

The media has made the country ungovernable. Half the people think Obama was a Kenyan Muslim, the other half think Trump’s a Russian spy. Madness

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by cedarjet
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do AnadoluJet operate SAW-STN rather than Turkish Airlines operate IST-STN?
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: Why do AnadoluJet operate SAW-STN rather than Turkish Airlines operate IST-STN?

I took THY in October 2008 STN-IST (737-800) en route to Damascus, returned to LHR (A330-300), so not only did the flight exist but it was apparently common-rated with Heathrow (I say that because I wouldn’t have asked the booking engine to fly me out of one and back to the other, it must have been ...

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by cedarjet
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying an unmodified, original 747-100 in 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 8422

Re: Flying an unmodified, original 747-100 in 2021

Well the Iranian Air Force is still flying an old 747-131, I wonder if they’ve updated it along the way OR because it’s military it’s exempt from regulations OR they accept that it can only be deployed within Iranian airspace.

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by cedarjet
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 836
Views: 241744

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

Sriwijaya Air has a poor safety record, even for Indonesia. Plenty of incidents and a fatal accident within the last 12 years, especially with such a small number of aircraft. Recently they severed their relationship with Garuda and there were conflicts over payment for maintenance services and fea...

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by cedarjet
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When UPS Flew Passengers
Replies: 21
Views: 6520

Re: When UPS Flew Passengers

The planes were so old that they were beaten out of shape by many landings etc, so the interiors weren’t really interchangeable, and they initially suffered delays and cancellations because the QC interior waiting at a station on a Friday afternoon wouldn’t fit. They figured out pretty quickly that ...

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by cedarjet
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal announces Lyon-Dakar 3 weekly
Replies: 20
Views: 2884

Re: Air Senegal announces Lyon-Dakar 3 weekly

davidjohnson6 wrote:
The question all a.netters in Europe want answered (once lockdown ends)... does Air Senegal have rights to sell tickets and carry pax for the sector which doesn't touch Senegal ?

On a domestic sector within France op by non-EU airline? Non.

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by cedarjet
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did Aeroflot fly to Sydney, Australia?
Replies: 17
Views: 4254

Re: When did Aeroflot fly to Sydney, Australia?

Imagine flying from Moscow to Sydney on an Il-62. Too amazing for words. Heartbroken I didn’t know about it at the time

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by cedarjet
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: COVID Test Now Required To Enter Turkey
Replies: 14
Views: 1280

Re: COVID Test Now Required To Enter Turkey

I would imagine it absolutely includes transit passengers. Can’t imagine that it doesn’t. If THY can’t give a good answer, which scenario sounds better:

1. Get it unnecessarily, and are able to travel
2. Don’t get it but turns out the rule applies to transit pax, and thus unable to travel

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