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by PatrickZ80
Sun Jun 26, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transcontinental capacity for (BUF) Buffalo Niagara Airport
Replies: 33
Views: 1941

Re: Transcontinental capacity for (BUF) Buffalo Niagra Airport

BUF's longest runway is 8800 ft long, I don't think it's long enough for such flight. 8829 feet to be precise, which equals 2691 meters. Very short indeed, too short for reaching Asia. If a flight from Asia were to fly to the Buffalo region, for example as a charter, I could see them use the nearby...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Jun 26, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap
Replies: 148
Views: 14287

Re: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap

Royal Jordanian as in their cargo operation or their passenger flights? Also, I don't think Maastricht is an adequate replacement for Amsterdam. I took the train some years ago and the non-stop line needed close to 2 hours to make the journey. Most trains stop all over the country. Yes, it's their ...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap
Replies: 148
Views: 14287

Re: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap

Apart from helicopters, zeppelins and hot air balloons also aren't fixed wing aircraft. They can take off and land vertically, not needing a runway.

Obviously hot air balloons can't be used for commercial flights but helicopters and zeppelins can.

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Jun 25, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap
Replies: 148
Views: 14287

Re: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap

The Kooy is largely an oil and gas heliport, not disimilar to NWI, HUY and ABZ, but than without the fixed-wing operations. It is capable of fixed wing operations, but only on small aircraft. Keep in mind De Kooy only has a very short runway (1275 meters). That's not enough for a 737 or A320, likel...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap
Replies: 148
Views: 14287

Re: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap

We are talking about AMS here. What percentage of their flights are made up of those €50 party shuttles? As for frequencies on other routes, well, if all those flights to London are full then it means that all those flights are justified. At Amsterdam, not that much. The big ULCCs such as Ryanair a...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How strict is Spirit with their carry-on policy?
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: How strict is Spirit with their carry-on policy?

By the time you deal with all the BS and additional fees you’ve saved what, $30-$60? Not worth it. That depends, for some people it can be worth it. Specially if you have a low income, $30 can be a whole lot of money. If you're frugal (which most low-income people are) it means food for a week. You...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Queues at ARN
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: Queues at ARN

I wouldn't call them the worst queues in Europe. There are queues indeed, but compared to other airports it's quite reasonable in Stockholm. Depending on the time of the day, the queue can be anywhere between 10 minutes and an hour. Temporary security staff has been hired for the summer season. On t...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What aircraft type do you associate with a particular airline?
Replies: 15
Views: 1514

Re: What aircraft type do you associate with a particular airline?

Btw, it doesn't have to be just the airlines you've flown if you want to add more. In that case, here are some airlines which I've never flown and which aircraft type I associate them with. Aegean - A320 Aer Lingus - A320 Aeroflot - Tu-154M Air Canada - 767-300 Air France - 777-300 Alitalia - MD-82...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport
Replies: 71
Views: 12574

Re: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport

Do passengers flying into AMS from the UK on Easyjet have the ability to access the non-Schengen departure area without having to exit to landside and reclear security ? I think they have. No, they don't. EasyJet uses the H-concourse at Schiphol, which is entirely separate from the rest of the airp...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Successful airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: Successful airlines

https://simpleflying.com/which-are-the- ... -airlines/
It says
American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, International Airlines Group, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines


Of course it says that, it's SimpleFlying. What else did you expect?
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3points wrote:
I found this : https://simpleflying.com/which-are-the- ... -airlines/
It says
American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, International Airlines Group, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines


Of course it says that, it's SimpleFlying. What else did you expect?

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pick and choose flight segments
Replies: 13
Views: 1181

Re: Pick and choose flight segments

This is tough since domestic wide body flights are really rare. Wide bodies are mostly used on longer distances. Keep in mind that, while OMA-ORD-LAX is bookable on AA, they also have a direct OMA-LAX flight (operated by American Eagle). Big chance they'll rebook you on that flight. And if you're on...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What aircraft type do you associate with a particular airline?
Replies: 15
Views: 1514

Re: What aircraft type do you associate with a particular airline?

Let's see:

Okay, restricting to airlines which I've flown.

Air Holland: 757-200
AirAsia: A320
Blue1: 717-200
Condor: A320
EasyJet: A320
KLM Cityhopper: F-100
Norwegian: 737-800
Ryanair: 737-800
Transavia: 737-800
Vueling: A320
Wizzair: A321Neo

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Successful airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: Successful airlines

Unpopular as it might sound, Ryanair is a success story. They once started with nearly nothing and look where they are now. In order to be successful, you don't have to be the best. You just got to offer a product for which there is demand against prices people are willing to pay for it. That's what...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No direct flights between AMS and CGK?
Replies: 15
Views: 1653

Re: No direct flights between AMS and CGK?

Are the GA flights departing CGK still diverting along the way to Europe due to the runway weight restrictions? Yes, I believe they're stopping in Singapore. Not entirely sure about that. Anyway, both KLM and Garuda have direct flights between Amsterdam and Jakarta but they're not daily. You might ...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Jun 11, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are there any additional non-AA/DL/UA/AS hub markets in the contiguous U.S. that can support nonstop service to TYO?
Replies: 12
Views: 1640

Re: Are there any additional non-AA/DL/UA/AS hub markets in the contiguous U.S. that can support nonstop service to TYO?

Maybe Oakland or San José, serving as alternatives for San Francisco. The major airlines wouldn't go for it, but I can see a newcomer trying it there. ZipAir Tokyo perhaps? As an LCC they can get away with serving a secondary airport in order to save costs, and with San Francisco nearby the market c...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Jun 11, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports near homes
Replies: 22
Views: 1767

Re: Airports near homes

Wasn't there that farmer that had his house in the middle of Narita. He refused to sell his house, so they built the airport around it. Indeed if I look at it at Google Earth there appears to be a house there entirely surrounded by taxiways. But there is a road tunnel which surfaces for a bit near ...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Jun 10, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports near homes
Replies: 22
Views: 1767

Re: Airports near homes

There is actually a house located at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, although about 750 meters from the runway. But it's fully within the airport perimeter. It's hidden somewhat behind P4 long term parking and can only be accessed through the parking lot. An elderly couple is living there, the house has...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Jun 10, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help identify an airline
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: Help identify an airline

Yes, that was it. Thanks!

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help identify an airline
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: Help identify an airline

No, those stripes are horizontal. These were vertical. It didn't look anything like that.

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Jun 10, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help identify an airline
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Help identify an airline

Last Wednesday evening I was at CPH and I saw an aircraft there of which I didn't know which airline it was. Unfortunately I only saw it's tail, another aircraft was parked in front of it blocking the view. The tail had blue and white vertical stripes on it, and lower on the tail some of the white s...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Jun 09, 2022 6:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Scandinavian aviation if SAS failed
Replies: 7
Views: 1343

Re: Scandinavian aviation if SAS failed

Maybe I should have rephrased my question better. How much of SAS traffic to/from northern Sweden (Kiruna, Luleå, Skellefteå, Umeå, Östersund) is travelling beyond Stockholm ? Just 5% of pax ? 30 % ? I'm interested to know how much traffic there is which cannot use the train or an alternate airport...

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by PatrickZ80
Tue Jun 07, 2022 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK- Wizz Air makes strange statement.
Replies: 8
Views: 3923

Re: UK- Wizz Air makes strange statement.

It's crew shortage indeed, EasyJet is also suffering from it. They also cancelled flights for the same reason. Both airlines were expecting to have crews available however they don't.

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Jun 05, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: W61301 from WAW to LTN
Replies: 10
Views: 1621

Re: W61301 from WAW to LTN

https://www.flightradar24.com/RYR27JG/2c1fdab8

The Wizzair flight from Iasi just landed in Gatwick.
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Seems like Luton is operational again, a Ryanair flight from Dublin is landing there right now.

https://www.flightradar24.com/RYR27JG/2c1fdab8

The Wizzair flight from Iasi just landed in Gatwick.

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Jun 05, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: W61301 from WAW to LTN
Replies: 10
Views: 1621

Re: W61301 from WAW to LTN

https://www.flightradar24.com/WZZ8767/2c1fa77a
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W6 8767 seems to be the next, en route from Iasi to Luton, circled north of Ipswitch and is now flying south of Gatwick. Not sure where it's going.

https://www.flightradar24.com/WZZ8767/2c1fa77a

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Jun 05, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: W61301 from WAW to LTN
Replies: 10
Views: 1621

Re: W61301 from WAW to LTN

Just landed in Beauvais. London appears to be a total chaos right now, lots of flights are diverting. This certainly isn't the only one.

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Jun 04, 2022 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Questions about Lufthansa Italia
Replies: 4
Views: 1189

Re: Questions about Lufthansa Italia

It all started with Air One, an Italian low-cost airline which at the time was the second-largest airline in Italy. In 2000 Lufthansa announced a partnership with Air One and all Air One flights got Lufthansa codeshares. However Air One wasn't doing too well financially and in 2008 they almost went ...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Jun 03, 2022 11:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Scandinavian aviation if SAS failed
Replies: 7
Views: 1343

Re: Scandinavian aviation if SAS failed

First of all the ULCCs would move in, as they do wherever a legacy airline collapses. They're quick to pick up the assets such as slots. But most ULCCs only fly within Europe so they're no good for long haul. Initially, Scandinavia would barely have any long haul flights. At least not directly, lots...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Jun 03, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Eurowhite liveries?
Replies: 42
Views: 3388

Re: Favorite Eurowhite liveries?

Wouldn't adding the airline titles be, by definition, adding color to the fuselage. Yes, but that's not bad because there's nothing surrounding those titles. Nothing but whiteness. There can be color on the fuselage, but no horizontal lines. Take this one for example: 6649691 That's Malaysia Airlin...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Jun 03, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Eurowhite liveries?
Replies: 42
Views: 3388

Re: Favorite Eurowhite liveries?

Very bold statement! I agree that nowadays you can do more interesting things with aircraft, but straight lines look more dignified IMO. That being said, it's not like all cheatline liveries are a work of art. Quite a few of them (old Garuda Indonesia, old blue Icelandair) blended in with the crowd...

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by PatrickZ80
Tue May 31, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Eurowhite liveries?
Replies: 42
Views: 3388

Re: Favorite Eurowhite liveries?

Favourite Eurowhite livery...? For Christs sake, get a grip of yourselves...... and get a CHEATLINE.....!!!!! END OF THREAD. Please no, cheatlines are ugly! Nowadays there are so much more beautiful things you can paint on an aircraft. All kinds of shapes and curves. Straight lines are boring, they...

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by PatrickZ80
Tue May 31, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Historical Question: Experiences or thoughts on Flying with a Car?
Replies: 15
Views: 1859

Re: Historical Question: Experiences or thoughts on Flying with a Car?

Indeed, such services were popular back in the days. The ATL-98 Carvair was essentially a converted DC-4 which could contain a couple of cars while the passengers sat in the upper cabin, kind of like a 747 but much smaller.

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by PatrickZ80
Mon May 30, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports in chaos in Europe
Replies: 19
Views: 4028

Re: Airports in chaos in Europe

FatCat wrote:
Anyone knows how's the situation in EIN?


EIN is bearable. It's busy but it doesn't lead to massive problems.

From what I heard, NRN isn't suffering at all. Very short queues there.

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by PatrickZ80
Sun May 29, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Strange AA TATL Routing at CLT
Replies: 8
Views: 1074

Re: Strange AA TATL Routing at CLT

PI4EVR wrote:
DL has not reinstated RDU-CDG flights.


They will be restarted August 1st.

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by PatrickZ80
Sun May 29, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Eurowhite liveries?
Replies: 42
Views: 3388

Re: Favorite Eurowhite liveries?

Ok, and what about those with large titles? You mean billboard liveries? Yes, that's Eurowhite. At least, it is as long as the plane is white and there are no cheatlines. Some airlines like to cheat Eurowhite by having a cheatline very low on the belly. British Airways for example, their planes are...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat May 28, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Agricultural aircraft question
Replies: 1
Views: 633

Re: Agricultural aircraft question

I believe in the EU the number is zero. I used to see them often as a child but I haven't seen any cropdusting aircraft for many years. This practice is outlawed now, at least in the Netherlands but I believe in the entire EU. I live in a highly agricultural area of the Netherlands (Flevoland) so if...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat May 28, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Eurowhite liveries?
Replies: 42
Views: 3388

Re: Favorite Eurowhite liveries?

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
I don't find all Eurowhite liveries suck, but I find some mostly white liveries were more inspired then than now. Here are two examples from the '60s/'70s.


Those aren't Eurowhite liveries, they both got cheatlines. Eurowhite means the absence of cheatlines.

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by PatrickZ80
Sat May 28, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Strange AA TATL Routing at CLT
Replies: 8
Views: 1074

Re: Strange AA TATL Routing at CLT

I guess this has to do with CLT being a OneWorld hub while CDG is a SkyTeam hub. For OneWorld Paris has little meaning, their European hubs are LHR and MAD. The RDU flight from Paris makes sense because it's on DL, a SkyTeam airline. They codeshare with AF, funneling demand from all of Europe throug...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat May 28, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports in chaos in Europe
Replies: 19
Views: 4028

Re: Airports in chaos in Europe

DUS is going through the media here in Germany. We arrived by metro at 5:30 in the morning and just made it to an intra-Schengen flight at 7:10. No check-in, no immigration, only a long queue at security, where only every second line was open. Gruß, masi1157 Indeed, DUS gets some additional traffic...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun May 22, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Terminals that you really thought were unique?
Replies: 41
Views: 3181

Re: Airport Terminals that you really thought were unique?

One really unique terminal is at Boa Vista (BVC). As far as I know, it's the only outdoor terminal in the world. https://i.imgur.com/5E2TaV6.jpg https://i.imgur.com/yp8lsh6.jpg https://i.imgur.com/VqraDq1.jpg A truly unique design, never seen anything like it.

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by PatrickZ80
Sat May 21, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2022 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 74
Views: 11814

Re: Your 2022 Booked/Flown Flights

On June 8th I'm planning to do a return trip.

EJU7921 AMS-CPH
VY8447 CPH-AMS

Flying to Copenhagen in the morning, enjoying the city for a day and flying back in the evening.

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by PatrickZ80
Sat May 21, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: From Miles to Time: A Thought
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: From Miles to Time: A Thought

Out of the box thinking is a good thing, but it should make sense. I'm afraid this one doesn't make any sense. Of course frequent flying programs are a way to make customers pick your airline, if they fly more often. However for the people who fly less often they don't do much, those people would ne...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu May 19, 2022 6:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Memorable Approaches as a Passenger?
Replies: 43
Views: 2934

Re: Most Memorable Approaches as a Passenger?

Barcelona, approaching from the northeast and looking out of the window on the right hand side of the aircraft. You're flying over the water just offshore with a stunning view over the city.

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by PatrickZ80
Wed May 18, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was there ever a time when no single aisle aircraft crossed the Atlantic?
Replies: 11
Views: 2383

Re: Was there ever a time when no single aisle aircraft crossed the Atlantic?

And KLM flew them until 1985, 2 years after SAS.

British Airways received it's first 757 in 1983 and retired it's last 707 in 1984, there was one year in which they had both the 707 and the 757 in the fleet. Both were used on TATL routes.

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by PatrickZ80
Tue May 17, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: if the tupolev 144 was exported, would it be sold only to the warsaw pact airlines or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: if the tupolev 144 was exported, would it be sold only to the warsaw pact airlines or not?

Maybe China would have taken a bunch of them but that can't be said for certain. Aviation in China didn't mean that much in those days and where would they fly it anyway? They certainly wouldn't sell it to any western airline. Not that western airlines were interested, they thought of Russian aircra...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun May 15, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do we "check in?"
Replies: 72
Views: 7227

Re: Why do we "check in?"

If you don't check in by the cut off time, they cancel your reserved seat and possibly assign it to someone else. But should they have that right? After all you paid for that seat, regardless if you use it or not. If you don't use it, you paid for that seat to be empty. Not for it to be reassigned....

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by PatrickZ80
Sun May 15, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do we "check in?"
Replies: 72
Views: 7227

Re: Why do we "check in?"

Part of it is the security aspect too - you need to know who exactly is onboard. It would be if you had a guarantee that everybody who has checked in would actually fly, but that guarantee can't be given. You don't want to know how often someone doesn't show up for a flight which they have checked ...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun May 15, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do we "check in?"
Replies: 72
Views: 7227

Re: Why do we "check in?"

Even with only carry on luggage, you must checkin to get a boarding pass, which is required to go thru security. Which can also be a digital boarding pass, you don't have to obtain one from the check-in desk. You don't want to know how often I've flown with hand luggage only and used my phone as a ...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun May 15, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do we "check in?"
Replies: 72
Views: 7227

Re: Why do we "check in?"

Dalmd88 wrote:
If you don't check in by the cut off time, they cancel your reserved seat and possibly assign it to someone else.


But should they have that right? After all you paid for that seat, regardless if you use it or not. If you don't use it, you paid for that seat to be empty. Not for it to be reassigned.

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by PatrickZ80
Sun May 15, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1045
Views: 211575

Re: DL adds MCO-AMS for NW22

TUI Netherlands served MCO in the past (as did Martinair when it existed). It's not as big as MIA, but there is a market, albeit not that big as UK - MCO. Moreover, it will provide connections from scondary UK airports to MCO. TUI didn't serve MCO in the past, they served SFB instead. TUI UK moved ...

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