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by AT
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 583
Views: 90116

Re: British Airways to Lahore

Wow, Lahore and Islamabad are really getting some loving these days. Lahore is a huge city and a hub of Punjab. Lots of industry = lots of cargo = $$$ for BA. Also you have the double advantage of O&D and transfer traffic. As long as safety / security remains steady, I can see this being success...

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by AT
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 739
Views: 176435

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Exactly. Korean Air is a good example. May be PIA can consult with KE (or with Emirates, who with a shorter history and a substantially more massive fleet hasn't had a single fatality and only one write off) and come up with a solid, enforceable and accountable plan of action. PIA trying to police ...

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by AT
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 739
Views: 176435

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

But the question is why ? Why is this something they don't want to fix? Why do they keep behaving/operating with this attitude? Why no regard for their life, moreover their PAXs' life? It typically comes down to culture. It can be very difficult for a professional to break through his or her own cu...

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by AT
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 739
Views: 176435

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

It seems that the events following the initial landing attempt are not really in question, nor that the plane was too fast and high on its first attempt (on historyofpia, they report interview with the air traffic controller confirming this too. The only question mark remains the "why" -- ...

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by AT
Sun May 31, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA first ever nonstop US flight with passengers
Replies: 13
Views: 4185

Re: PIA first ever nonstop US flight with passengers

jetwet1 wrote:
They also used to run ORD-BCN-ISB

One way J was about $800, craddle type seat, and older inseat IFE, but the food and service was outstanding.


That's typical with PIA-- good (though variable) service, excellent food, mediocre to downright terrible everything else.

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by AT
Tue May 26, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 739
Views: 176435

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

According to AVHerald, apparently the CVR is still missing. Only the CVR housing was recovered. Kinda an important detail to find out 4 days after the crash. https://avherald.com/h?article=4d7a6e9a&opt=0 This is alarming! 3 days ago they said they sent the black box to be analyzed! My suspicion...

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by AT
Sun May 24, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 739
Views: 176435

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Now that the engine marks have been identified on the runway the events are really not much in question, only the factors that led to them. It's so easy to say "if only they had ...." and I wish they had just stayed the course with the first botched landing. The loss would likely have been...

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by AT
Sat May 23, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 739
Views: 176435

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Seems the pieces are beginning to fit together- a few missing pieces aside - and the eye witnesses, survivors, ATC discussion, and aircraft pictures all seem to support the central view that there was a landing with the engine cowlings hitting the ground, followed by a go-around and subsequent engin...

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by AT
Sat May 23, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 739
Views: 176435

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

So far 2 survivors are getting reported to be taken to hospital and 1 declared badly injured but will survive. I don't think these survivors where passengers, if you look at the pictures I think we can presume no one survived. I think it is possible that there were survivors if they were sitting ri...

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by AT
Sat May 23, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 739
Views: 176435

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Facts: - physical damage to both engines after go around (photo) - at least one engine generating thrust after go around (distance traveled after go around) - nothing abnormal in ATC communication until just before or just after go around (ATC recording) - RAT deployed (photo) - gear functional eno...

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by AT
Sat May 23, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 739
Views: 176435

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

It's a miracle anyone survived this crash. Yes. I actually know one of the passengers who was on the plane, she was a family friend. She was unfortunately not one of the survivors. What is so tragic, apart from it being a crash, is that it happened in the worst possible space. Had it happened a min...

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by AT
Sat May 23, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 739
Views: 176435

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

A glaring missing piece of info here is the state of the runway. Surely if the cowlings impacted the tarmac there would be some signs of damage on the surface? And, as someone pointed out earlier in this thread, wouldn't the runway have been closed for checks? Also, since it was a clear day, the Con...

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by AT
Sat May 23, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 739
Views: 176435

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Luckily the Flight Recorders have been retrieved. Data don't lie. So hopefully the details will be clarified soon. Will Airbus be able to review the blackboxes as well?

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by AT
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 123372

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s

Given that these are unusual circumstances, not business as usual, would airports, which are largely public, still be charging parking fees to the airlines? Otherwise it's like I'm telling passengers to not fly but oh you still have to pay to park your planes here.

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by AT
Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 US Transcon Fuel Stops
Replies: 86
Views: 16184

Re: A320 US Transcon Fuel Stops

A320's usually make tech stops due to fuel volume limitations. A321s (most in USA anyway) have Aux fuel tanks in the belly to counter the wing volume limitations. Depending on the config / number of tanks on board, they can usually trade pax for fuel weight and make it with the payload penalty. 738...

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by AT
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 787 livery change?
Replies: 6
Views: 3372

Re: AF 787 livery change?

It's definitely much bigger. At first glance not sure I like it, it's too "billboard".
Not sure if it will be applied to other aircraft.

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by AT
Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to start charging for seat assignment
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Re: EK to start charging for seat assignment

While this isn't the end of the world, it is surprising and disappointing coming from a world class airline like Emirates. I fly them regularly and almost every fare I book is a saver fare. And given that most of the flights I take are over 10 hours, having a non-middle seat is key. Thus, I suppose ...

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by AT
Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Odd missing rear windows on some but not all 747-400s
Replies: 5
Views: 2212

Odd missing rear windows on some but not all 747-400s

I had asked this question on another unrelated thread about 747s a while ago but never found an answer so here it is again. I noticed a while ago that on Malaysia Airlines' 747s there are two breaks in the window line in the last section (Zone E). They are toward the very back of the cabin but only ...

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by AT
Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA considering new widebody order
Replies: 121
Views: 20449

Re: Boeing offers 787 Dreamliner aircraft to PIA as replacement option of (5) 777-340ER

Also, if the 789s are used for long haul, they could theoretically convert the existing 77Ws (3 I recall?) to even higher density configurations and use them on routes to Dubai and Saudi Arabia (particular Hajj Season).

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by AT
Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA considering new widebody order
Replies: 121
Views: 20449

Re: Boeing offers 787 Dreamliner aircraft to PIA as replacement option of (5) 777-340ER

While I'm thrilled that PIA is getting the 787-9 (a new livery with them will make me happier), in theory the 777-300ER could have been the perfect plane for them. Karachi and Lahore are both among the most populous cities in the world, and the focus at these airports is not on frequencies so 1 big ...

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by AT
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thai Airways A350-900 inaugural flight, Bangkok - Chiang Mai
Replies: 16
Views: 6645

Re: Thai Airways A350-900 inaugural flight, Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Wonderful report! So envious that you got to try out the 350!

One thing I still don't fully get is why so many airlines are getting the 787 AND the 350. Yes, there are some differences and they're not exactly the same size but the 787-9 and A350 seem to do largely the same things, no?

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by AT
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels BA3/BA4 LCY-JFK
Replies: 78
Views: 25935

Re: British Airways cancels BA3/BA4 LCY-JFK

What a shame!
As for DCA, that seems unlikely because in addition to all the other factors, you'd have runway length issues there too. In fact would the east bound be able to make it nonstop at all?

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by AT
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Delta fly the A321 to other hubs?
Replies: 67
Views: 18092

Re: When will Delta fly the A321 to other hubs?

How about LAX to secondary Hawaii and Central America? Thats what I'm thinking but not sure if these birds are ETOPS..AA are using them to KOA I think id rather fly on this A321 vs the 739 thats taking over LAX-KOA soon.. If I recall correctly, they are not ETOPS. But it is always possible to retro...

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by AT
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Delta fly the A321 to other hubs?
Replies: 67
Views: 18092

Re: When will Delta fly the A321 to other hubs?

I flew one recently on ATL-MCO and was very impressed. Nice and clean (expected, since it's new), very comfortable seating (seat width is greater, coming at the expense of a noticeably narrower aisle), mood lighting, and touch screen TVs with a wide selection. I felt that these were wasted on such a...

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by AT
Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Routes
Replies: 111
Views: 36109

Re: Delta A350 Routes

If they were to start with LAX-SYD, wouldn't they have to wait until they get at least two or three frames?
Or would it be on select days of the week?

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by AT
Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin at MCO...whats next?
Replies: 11
Views: 2700

Re: Virgin at MCO...whats next?

Is the 5 daily 747s a year around phenomenon? What about during the school year? Also, here's something I found very curious-- may be someone can answer: in SOME of the Virgin 747s, there are two gaps in the windows on the right side just a few windows ahead of door 5R (if you google tails V-ROS or ...

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by AT
Mon May 30, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Delays <---> Airline Bag $$ Policy
Replies: 23
Views: 4266

RE: TSA Delays <---> Airline Bag $$ Policy

hello- moderators, if you're reading this, this should be in the civil forum, not trip reports.
Could you switch it? I don't know how to. Thanks!

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by AT
Mon May 30, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Delays <---> Airline Bag $$ Policy
Replies: 23
Views: 4266

TSA Delays <---> Airline Bag $$ Policy

There're have been a number of news pieces in the press recently about the ever-growing and ever-frustrating <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> lines, and what should be done about it. One of the proposals often mentioned is getting rid of the airline checked bag ...

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by AT
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA May Start Bussing To Hard Stands
Replies: 25
Views: 9293

RE: MIA May Start Bussing To Hard Stands

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/OB1504" class="quote" target="_blank">OB1504</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i> Quoting <acronym title="Honolulu - Internatio...

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by AT
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Sen. Wants To Regulate Seat Width And Pitch.
Replies: 232
Views: 17288

RE: US Sen. Wants To Regulate Seat Width And Pitch.

The issue is that right now it may be acceptable but given the way airlines have been going, who's to stop it from continuing? Having a legal minimum seat width and pitch is a fairly simple solution and should have broad support in Congress. However I would perhaps make it a two tiered process- wher...

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by AT
Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Stop Posting Airline Tickets On Airliners.Net
Replies: 23
Views: 7536

RE: Stop Posting Airline Tickets On Airliners.Net

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/eielef" class="quote" target="_blank">eielef</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i> Well, there is no choice to modify the previo...

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by AT
Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Stop Posting Airline Tickets On Airliners.Net
Replies: 23
Views: 7536

RE: Stop Posting Airline Tickets On Airliners.Net

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Coal" class="quote" target="_blank">Coal</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>I don't think the forum moderators should delete t...

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by AT
Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Who Used The 747SP.
Replies: 57
Views: 10292

RE: Airlines Who Used The 747SP.

While the 747SP was certainly a great aircraft, I have to disagree about it's beauty. Seemed too short and stubby for me, esp compared to the regular length 747s.

How would it compare with today's ultralong aircraft in range? 77L/Ws? A340-500/600s?

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by AT
Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Profit Sharing Sets New Record
Replies: 81
Views: 11280

RE: Delta Profit Sharing Sets New Record

congratulations to Delta. And great for the employees.

But couldn't they use some of these profits to lower fees etc, or to improve service?

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by AT
Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Fired HKG FAs-Any Updates?
Replies: 106
Views: 17620

RE: UA's Fired HKG FAs-Any Updates?

this may be a naive question but all administrative and legal questions aside, couldn't the airline just have replaced the crew for that flight and solved the problem for the time? Given that <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> is a major <acro...

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by AT
Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Fired HKG FAs-Any Updates?
Replies: 106
Views: 17620

RE: UA's Fired HKG FAs-Any Updates?

What if instead of the flight attendants it was the cockpit crew who decided it was unsafe and decided to not fly? Would we be reprimanding, let alone firing, the pilots then? the only thing that does not work in the flight attendants' favor is that AFTER they raised the concerns, a subsequent secur...

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by AT
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines Ends Dubai Route
Replies: 32
Views: 8181

RE: Malaysia Airlines Ends Dubai Route

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/UKtoOzFlyer" class="quote" target="_blank">UKtoOzFlyer</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>No. They are quite sound. The compet...

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by AT
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did EK Upgrade MCO To 77W?
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

RE: Did EK Upgrade MCO To 77W?

While I'm not doubting the <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> is doing well, it could also boil down to availability: <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> has many more (in fact about ten times more, I think) 77Ws than ...

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by AT
Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Still Stand For 9 Abreast In 777 In 5 Ys
Replies: 61
Views: 14857

RE: Airlines Still Stand For 9 Abreast In 777 In 5 Ys

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Viscount724" class="quote" target="_blank">Viscount724</a> (<a href="#33" class="quote">Reply 33</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Etihad Airways (Un...

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by AT
Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shaheen First A332 Painted
Replies: 14
Views: 6277

RE: Shaheen First A332 Painted

I can understand removing J- if the demand is primarily for Y- but why would anyone remove IFE?
Is it a cost issue?

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by AT
Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any News Regarding UA's New Business First?
Replies: 25
Views: 4804

RE: Any News Regarding UA's New Business First?

this brings up an interesting side question: what do business travelers prefer the most? -the flat bed? -aisle access? -amenities ? I would guess (and I don't travel J so my opinion doesn't count much) that a bed they can sleep on, and sufficient space so that they can have for working, including fu...

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by AT
Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates To Switch IAH To B77W From 01JUL16
Replies: 76
Views: 21853

RE: Emirates To Switch IAH To B77W From 01JUL16

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ojas" class="quote" target="_blank">ojas</a> (<a href="#38" class="quote">Reply 38</a>):<br/><i>he downgrade seems to certainly be due to the ma...

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by AT
Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates To Switch IAH To B77W From 01JUL16
Replies: 76
Views: 21853

RE: Emirates To Switch IAH To B77W From 01JUL16

The issue with downgauging to a 777 is not so much the loss of seats but that for business class, it's a major quality downgrade. The A380 seats are great but the 777s are far below those of the top airlines. Has <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> any plans to renovate the...

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by AT
Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Airlines Want More EWR, LGA, JFK
Replies: 149
Views: 13210

RE: Small Airlines Want More EWR, LGA, JFK

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/airliner371" class="quote" target="_blank">airliner371</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 5): It is abs...

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by AT
Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Runways
Replies: 18
Views: 8043

RE: London Runways

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KaiTak747" class="quote" target="_blank">KaiTak747</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i> Quoting gct64 (Reply 6): so where wou...

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by AT
Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Serious Incident At MIA On Sept. 15
Replies: 188
Views: 51084

RE: QR Serious Incident At MIA On Sept. 15

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mmo" class="quote" target="_blank">mmo</a> (<a href="#60" class="quote">Reply 60</a>):<br/><i>My best guess is the crew was unfamiliar with KMIA...

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by AT
Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Serious Incident At MIA On Sept. 15
Replies: 188
Views: 51084

RE: QR Serious Incident At MIA On Sept. 15

I've looked everywhere but don't see any images of the aircraft. I assumed it must have landed in DOH by now..
Anyone have any links?

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by AT
Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737-700 With Split Scimitar Winglets
Replies: 37
Views: 12119

RE: United 737-700 With Split Scimitar Winglets

they seem to be retrofitting them at a very quick pace- I was at EWR two days ago and saw a number of 737s of all models (-700/-800/-900) with them. They look sharp!

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by AT
Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Serious Incident At MIA On Sept. 15
Replies: 188
Views: 51084

RE: QR Serious Incident At MIA On Sept. 15

Are there any pictures of the aircraft post-arrival in Doha? I'd be curious to see the extent of damage. Also, is it at all possible that the pilots would have not realized that the aircraft had hit something, especially since given the angle it would most likely be the rear of the aircraft that hit?

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