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by cedarjet
Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident at Abu Dhabi
Replies: 25
Views: 6181

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: 9085

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: 10345

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: 2472

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: 3425

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: 3459

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: 12130

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: 77
Views: 3271

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: 267
Views: 63667

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: 77
Views: 3271

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: 267
Views: 63667

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: 10919

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: 16083

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: 16083

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: 267
Views: 63667

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: 29976

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: 3094

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: 3753

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: 1559

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: 267
Views: 63667

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: 5876

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: 48
Views: 9125

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: 6334

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: 2777

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: 12922

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: 12922

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: 210117

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: 46
Views: 13727

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: 2330

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: 46
Views: 13727

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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by cedarjet
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 354
Views: 63197

Re: Scoot launches SIN-BKK-LGW

I flew on a Scoot 777 in their discount business class SIN TPE and it was so uncomfortable I went and sat in economy. Not a great airline at all.

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by cedarjet
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot finally resumes service to Cancun CUN.
Replies: 21
Views: 6147

Re: Aeroflot finally resumes service to Cancun CUN.

I think they will,, and they will use the new NLU (Santa Lucia) airport the way Conviasa will do as soon as it opens next year. If they fly to Mexico City (and that's a big "if"), they would fly to wherever AM's hub is. They are both in SkyTeam. '902 I initially concurr with you but we ha...

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by cedarjet
Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11396

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Now the defense is claiming these bozos kept the gun locked and are not guilty: https://www.wsj.com/articles/michigan-school-shooting-suspects-parents-charged-with-involuntary-manslaughter-11638552325 That's a defense attorney's job, just like Alec Baldwin's attempts to sidetrack blame. It'll all c...

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by cedarjet
Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident: S7 A21N at Magadan on Dec 2nd 2021, unreliable airspeed
Replies: 61
Views: 13708

Re: Incident: S7 A21N at Magadan on Dec 2nd 2021, unreliable airspeed

Glad to see this, couldn’t believe it wasn’t posted sooner. Some of the ATC has been released, stall warning audible in the background on the RT. Pilots extremely agitated. Plane is completely out of control etc

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by cedarjet
Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft that never was ... The Lockheed Flatbed
Replies: 22
Views: 5440

Re: Aircraft that never was ... The Lockheed Flatbed

I have no earthly idea how you’d be able to calculate your performance not knowing how much parasitic drag is being created by the shape of the payload. Fuel burn en route would be a total mystery until you’d flown for an hour. I love this kind of thing because it’s a glimpse of the strength of recr...

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by cedarjet
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More woes for the 737Max?
Replies: 40
Views: 9428

Re: More woes for the 737Max?

The organisation that gave us MCAS gave us the whole plane so it doesn’t really make sense to think everything else about the Max is going to be perfect and not a buggy and compromised lash-up like MCAS was/is. Also remember a lot of these planes have sat in the parking lot in wet and humid Washingt...

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by cedarjet
Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: how come air india 1990 rebrand failed so hard compare to other such as lufthansa?
Replies: 10
Views: 1898

Re: how come air india 1990 rebrand failed so hard compare to other such as lufthansa?

The whole Flying Maharajah / Your Palace In The Sky thing really is a part of Indian pop culture. I’m glad people cared enough about their history to stop this.

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by cedarjet
Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8 Retirement and Fleet Tracking Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 5158

Re: DC-8 Retirement and Fleet Tracking Thread - 2021

Decided after being awhile in the air cargo (non Amazon/DHL) to make this thread for all the dc-8 lovers to watch those one that started it all to wain away. Here’s what I could find that’s still alive: Trans air cargo service: 9Q-CJL DC-8-62H(F) 9S-AJG DC-8-62H(F) 9S-AJO DC-8-73CF Skybus Jet Cargo...

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by cedarjet
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DB Cooper - 50 Years Ago Tonight
Replies: 32
Views: 5272

Re: DB Cooper - 50 Years Ago Tonight

I was told by a shadowy character working in the scrapyards of Tucson that DB was elite special forces on a dare. That’s a good fit with what happened and explains why the money was never spent

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by cedarjet
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Late 90s RAF scheduled pax flights?
Replies: 12
Views: 3088

Re: Late 90s RAF scheduled pax flights?

In the 1960s and maybe 1970s the RAF had a scheduled flight from LHR to JFK operated by VC-10s, it later moved to IAD thus LHR IAD and this is presumably the genesis of the BZZ IAD route referred to above.

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by cedarjet
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 340 lands in Antarctica for the first time
Replies: 37
Views: 10186

Re: Airbus 340 lands in Antarctica for the first time

First jet airliner to land on Antarctica with paying punters was a Convair CV-990A of Modern Air, 22/11/68. Some interesting info here https://www.southpolestation.com/trivia/igy2/polarbyrd.html I find it very worrying that this flight is only being celebrated here - and no one is thinking about wha...

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by cedarjet
Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West aircraft in Australia 1989?
Replies: 7
Views: 2174

Re: America West aircraft in Australia 1989?

Lots of UK charter airlines as well — Britannia, Monarch etc. It’s the passengers who got a RAAF 707-338C I’m jealous of

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by cedarjet
Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brussels Airlines New Livery
Replies: 218
Views: 45296

Re: Brussels Airlines “New Chapter”

It's got me thinking how many airlines there are/were with cities as their business name. Brussels, Singapore, Air Berlin etc. What else ? New York Air, London City Airways, Bangkok Airways, Fly Baghdad, Flydubai, the list goes on and on. Cairenes have had two to choose from — Air Cairo (A320 opera...

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by cedarjet
Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brussels Airlines New Livery
Replies: 218
Views: 45296

Re: Brussels Airlines “New Chapter”

WN732 wrote:
We all said this about American when they changed their livery. Give it time folks.

And it hasn’t magically changed, still one of the worst out there, just appalling

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by cedarjet
Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 390
Views: 50843

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

If the premise is, will the 777X be a sales flop, the answer is regrettably yes, but the reason for each failure is different. The A380 failed (ironically) because heavy twins like the 777-300ER provide more frequency and flexibility. The 777X is also struggling because of the 777-300ER (more irony!...

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by cedarjet
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was FedEx using for long I ternational Routes prior to introduction of MD-11?
Replies: 18
Views: 5243

Re: What was FedEx using for long I ternational Routes prior to introduction of MD-11?

UPlog has beaten me to it but I concur, FedEx was USA-only until 1989, when they merged with post-WW2 fly-by-night maniacs turned global cargo giant, the mighty FLYING TIGER LINE. FedEx would never have been able to build something on that scale in a timeframe that made the effort worthwhile, wherea...

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by cedarjet
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you handle red eye flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 3223

Re: How do you handle red eye flights?

Lots of terrible advice here. For starters, do not get a room at LAX. You do not want to board a red-eye feeling well rested. 7.5h goes fast as it will take at least an hour to clear arrival formalities and you can check in for your flight to Charlotte at least 1.5h before departure, so that only le...

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by cedarjet
Sat Nov 06, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways' golden age: Telegraph article on how BA will get it back
Replies: 100
Views: 12775

Re: British Airways' golden age: Telegraph article on how BA will get it back

BA needs to fix the Ryanair-nisation of Euro fleet business class system. Flexible business class sounds good in paper, but its damage to its reputation and premium brand image is beyond measurement. Literally every European airline has this. 90% of sectors are under 90 minutes. If the market wante...

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