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by Milka
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 63
Views: 6913

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

This project is a populist joke, its only purpose is to gain support in the next elections slated for 2019. This airport is never going to get built, its supposed to open in less than 10 years time and still no final location has been chosen or any studies conducted let alone any project proposed. I...

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by Milka
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Luton Airport 'UK's worst airport' for third year.
Replies: 11
Views: 1347

Re: London Luton Airport 'UK's worst airport' for third year.

It sucks but it's improving lately quite quickly. Also if you have a biometric passport you can skip the massive immigration queues and be at baggage claim within 5min from disembarking as there is hardly ever a queue at the Egates.

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by Milka
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone know any airline graduate schemes where you don't need a 2:1 degree to get onto it?
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: Anyone know any airline graduate schemes where you don't need a 2:1 degree to get onto it?

Your story sounds surprisingly familiar to mine so I might be able to help. I myself have been working in the real estate industry since graduating from college in 2013 with a 2:2 degree. Last year I decided that I had enough of my current Job and that I wanted to pursue my dream of working for an a...

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by Milka
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 153
Views: 20181

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

thesaladdays wrote:
LOT interested in Croatia Airlines?


I think this is nothing more than a rumour, LOT already has its hands full with Nordica and trying to establish a hub at Budapest. Moreover, Croatia Airlines fleet is half Airbus which LOT has never operated and has no plans of operating.

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by Milka
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 13132

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

Not a fan of the Q400 either, as my local carrier currently is LOT Polish Airlines who is constantly having issues with its Q400 fleet, especially in terms of landing gear issues on one aircraft which does not inspire me with confidence to fly this aircraft type. I also dislike how cramped and uncom...

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by Milka
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 114425

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Shame, I remember my flight on 9V-SKA back in 2012 FRA-SIN, to be fair it was already worn out back then and in need of refurbishing.

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by Milka
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland wants to build new airport for Warsaw
Replies: 22
Views: 4440

Re: Poland wants to build new airport for Warsaw

This is badly needed as Chopin is already struggling at peak times. However, I will miss the ease of access to the city centre from Chopin, it only take 15-20min by taxi right now. To get to the new airport it looks like a 1h+ trip from central Warsaw by car. I hope they will plan in train connectiv...

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by Milka
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair claims to be treated badly at Warsaw Chopin
Replies: 19
Views: 3687

Re: Ryanair "treated badly" at Warsaw Chopin

Of course it is a BS excuse, the airport authority most likely want's them to pay the standard rate and they want a discount.

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by Milka
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair claims to be treated badly at Warsaw Chopin
Replies: 19
Views: 3687

Re: Ryanair "treated badly" at Warsaw Chopin

WaywardMemphian wrote:
They need the pilots elsewhere.


That would be my guess too, but they want to cover that up by flinging some dirt at the airport to divert attention.

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by Milka
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair claims to be treated badly at Warsaw Chopin
Replies: 19
Views: 3687

Ryanair claims to be treated badly at Warsaw Chopin

Ryanair arrogance at its finest. The airline is suspending domestic flights from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Wroclaw and Gdansk from march 2018 due to being "treated badly" by the airport authorities. Last year Ryanair started operating from Warsaw's main airport competing with LOT Polish Air...

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by Milka
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Route of EK448 over Southern India
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: Strange Route of EK448 over Southern India

A proceeding flight, EK412 took a similar turn.

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by Milka
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Route of EK448 over Southern India
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: Strange Route of EK448 over Southern India

Most likely diverting around weather would be my guess.

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by Milka
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol Presents New Terminal Building Design
Replies: 26
Views: 6053

Re: Schiphol Presents New Terminal Building Design

It looks very clean and efficient, bit boring though.

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by Milka
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines with rear airstair
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

Re: Austrian Airlines with rear airstair

Thanks! It must have been the MD80s therefore, as it was towards the the tail end of the 90s.

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by Milka
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines with rear airstair
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

Austrian Airlines with rear airstair

Hi guys, Did Austrian Airlines operate aircraft with rear airstairs (one which would extend from the tail) in the 90s? Because as a small kid growing up in Vienna I vividly remember often boarding aircraft at Schwechat from the rear through the tail in between the rear mounted engines. Now I have on...

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by Milka
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news
Replies: 64
Views: 22974

Re: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news

The final 787-8, SP-LRH was delivered and entered service in July. The first 737 8 MAX is expected in November of this year with the first 787-9 arriving by March next year.

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by Milka
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best Career Path to Airline COO/CEO
Replies: 18
Views: 2745

Re: Best Career Path to Airline COO/CEO

This thread looks as if it would have been written by me, in a similar situation so I appreciate the advice here.

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by Milka
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news
Replies: 64
Views: 22974

Re: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news

Recently LOT took delivery of its 8th B788 SP-LRH, next year the first B789 will arrive. Warsaw Airport has to be expanded as the current non-shengen area is pretty overcrowded already, whilst the airport is growing at about 25% in the first 6months already.

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by Milka
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news
Replies: 64
Views: 22974

Re: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news

Lots 3rd B738 entered service a while ago When is the 4th expected? The fourth 737-800 SP-LWD is to join by the end of next month. My guess it is this ex-China Eastern aircraft that has been recently stored and is most likely undergoing a retrofit in Shanghai before being delivered via Lasham. http...

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by Milka
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 147780

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

I am flying WAW-DOH-CPT on the 24th of June, so far it seems that the Cape Town flight is doing just fine. Any chance further airspace closures will make that flight be cancelled? Should I rebook onto another airline or just hope the situation won't escalate further in the coming weeks?

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by Milka
Fri May 19, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport going to a digital tower by 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 4448

Re: London City Airport going to a digital tower by 2019

trent900 wrote:
So what happens if a controller needs to look at something through binoculars? It does happen from time to time! Can they zoom in a particular area of the screen?

T.


Yes the article mentions that two cameras will have the ability to tilt, turn and zoom.

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by Milka
Fri May 19, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport going to a digital tower by 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 4448

Re: London City Airport going to a digital tower by 2019

Whilst I do think it's a good step in the direction of better safety, I pity the air traffic controllers who loved their job partially for standing in a tower overlooking the airport and landing planes :(

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by Milka
Mon May 15, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news
Replies: 64
Views: 22974

Re: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news

How are their 738s configured? There's no info on planespotters.net and the aircraft isn't yet listed on their website. Airfleets.net says it's Y186 but their website is so all over the place that I don't think of it as a very trustworthy source anymore (rightly or unrightly so). 186 is correct, th...

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by Milka
Mon May 15, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news
Replies: 64
Views: 22974

Re: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news

I wish I knew how to update the thread title as I am including 787 news here too.

LOT's 7th 787-8 SP-LRG is about to be delivered. The 8th boeing 787, SP-LRH will also arrive this year.

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by Milka
Mon May 15, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news
Replies: 64
Views: 22974

Re: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news

As the poster above me mentioned the first two 737-800 have entered service SP-LWA seen here after completing its first revenue flight to Madrid. Currently doing the return leg from Amsterdam. https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/5/77121_1494699463.jpg SP-LWB after arriving at Warsaw. Currently doing the ...

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by Milka
Sun May 07, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news
Replies: 64
Views: 22974

Re: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news

While I think the 737-800 is a great plane for LOT to be operating, as soon as I saw it, I must admit feeling pressured to go hop on their -400 before it's too late. You've got about 2-3 more years to try. Their cabins got refurbished only last year. http://www.pasazer.com/img/images/normal/lot,n1....

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by Milka
Sat May 06, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news
Replies: 64
Views: 22974

Re: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news

Some updates: Due to a slight delay in delivery of the 737-800 for LOT we have some changes in their entry into service. LOT Polish Airlines in a recent schedule update revised the planned service launch date for the Warsaw – Astana route, previously scheduled from 08MAY17. The 4 weekly 737-800 serv...

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by Milka
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news
Replies: 64
Views: 22974

Re: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news

One post above I have linked the first two 737-800 ;) 12 years old both.

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by Milka
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news
Replies: 64
Views: 22974

Re: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news

SP-LWA in LOT colours on a test flight near Shanghai

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by Milka
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news
Replies: 64
Views: 22974

Re: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news

First two 737-800 are about to be handed over from China Eastern SP-LWA https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/Boeing/737/30682/SP-LWA-LOT-Polish-Airlines SP-LWB https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/Boeing/737/32800/SP-LWB-LOT-Polish-Airlines SP-LRG the 7th 787 will enter service this year too htt...

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by Milka
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news
Replies: 64
Views: 22974

Re: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news

LXA340 wrote:
When will the B734's leave the fleet?


The 737-400 will be gone by the time the last 737 MAX 8 arrives towards the end of 2020.

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by Milka
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news
Replies: 64
Views: 22974

LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news

Hello folks! Couldn't find anything via search so just sharing some updates about LOT Polish Airlines: -LOT will receive 4 ex China Eastern Airlines 737-800 this year, production year 2005 -The first two 738 are being repainted and refurbished right now in Shanghai -They will receive the same update...

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by Milka
Mon May 04, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports Where Foreign Carriers Are #1?
Replies: 37
Views: 13157

RE: Airports Where Foreign Carriers Are #1?

Warsaw Modlin WMI, could basically be called Warsaw Ryanair Airport since they are the only ones currently serving this airport whilst expanding quickly.

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by Milka
Sat May 02, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Airline With A318, A319, A320 And A321?
Replies: 40
Views: 12669

RE: Any Airline With A318, A319, A320 And A321?

The AF 318 is also a daily visitor to WAW

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by Milka
Mon May 27, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA E170 At WAW
Replies: 3
Views: 3002

RE: BA E170 At WAW

Thank you for clarifying, I was thinking that is the case after seeing BA E-Jets on a couple occasions at WAW.

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by Milka
Mon May 27, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA E170 At WAW
Replies: 3
Views: 3002

BA E170 At WAW

Hi guys,

I am sitting at WAW right now waiting for my flight and a BA Cityflier E170 taxied past me. What is it doing in waw? Is it here for maintenance ?

Milka

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by Milka
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Air Cargo B744 Down In Bagram
Replies: 288
Views: 92361

RE: National Air Cargo B744 Down In Bagram

Quote from Avherlad comment section of the crash: "Nephew on this flight. By Dennis C Farney on Monday, Apr 29th 2013 20:07Z Lost a fine young man today! My nephew Jamie B. as I understand was the FO and he sure loved to fly. His father Terry B. flew for the company also until his retirement just re...

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by Milka
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA In Talks With IndiGo.
Replies: 15
Views: 9249

RE: BA In Talks With IndiGo.

I flew them 2 weeks ago between Dehli and Pune. They seem to be the only indian airline on time, at least the every single other flight that day was delayed just indigo flights were leaving on time, I heard from a guy who knows the owner that they bribe ATC to get off the ground on time. As to the a...

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by Milka
Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Vs Snow This Season
Replies: 46
Views: 9137

Heathrow Vs Snow This Season

Hi guys, It's this time of the year again, snow is slowly coming to the UK and once again paralyzing it...Today Luton and Stansted had minor problems because of it and it is going to be get only worse probably in the coming days. Me like countless travelers will be hoping to get back home for Christ...

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by Milka
Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Find Out Information About Incidents?
Replies: 3
Views: 2980

RE: How To Find Out Information About Incidents?

Thnx for the reply AA737, I never like the Fokker birds, always had loads of delays with them due to technical difficulties, I know its normal for them to land with full flaps, it was just weird how quickly he was deploying them considering how fast we were descending, and the erratic throttle movem...

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by Milka
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Find Out Information About Incidents?
Replies: 3
Views: 2980

How To Find Out Information About Incidents?

Hi guys, I was on a Fokker 100 Swiss (operated by Contactair) flight from zurich to warsaw today and 20min after the takeoff the pilot said we had to return to zurich immediately because the anti ice system had failed, however I doubt that was the whole story as the engine ( which was right next to ...

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by Milka
Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Internships
Replies: 1
Views: 1932

Airline Internships

Hello everyone! I am currently looking for an internship at a major carrier for the summer and I think this is the best place to ask for advice. My question is the following to someone who posses such information: What major carriers provide internships for a duration of 2-3 months? Some quick info ...

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by Milka
Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nice Airport Bad Weather Conditions
Replies: 0
Views: 3735

Nice Airport Bad Weather Conditions

Hi, I am currently delayed at Paris Orly because of bad weather at Nice airport. The apparent visibility is 6miles. Is it impossible for an aircraft to land at Nice with that visibility? Even with ILS? My aircraft is to be a A319 Air France so I should think they know there way into Nice judging tha...

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by Milka
Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Europe To Asia And Back
Replies: 5
Views: 4777

RE: Europe To Asia And Back

thnx sw733 for the reply, and by the way I was in namibia last summer, beautiful country!!!!! loved it to clear things up, yes it was meant to be warsaw to London sorry and I have been in Seoul before so I dont think it's worth visiting again, I have german citizenship but live in poland, I understa...

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by Milka
Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Europe To Asia And Back
Replies: 5
Views: 4777

Europe To Asia And Back

Hello fellow travellers, I am planning an Asia tour that will take place in late August and I have need of advice. First ill tell you how it looks like and at the end ill ask my questions: Total Time: 21st august to 5 september (16days total) Origin and end destination: Warsaw Flight Plan: 21st Augu...

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