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by ZKCIF
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Record January for airBaltic
Replies: 19
Views: 3201

Re: Record January for airBaltic

My last four flights had a load factor of 100 percent (on 735) about 80 percent (on 733) 100 percent (on 733) above 75 percent (on 735) selected routes may be really low, but overall I don't think the load factor should be that hopeless. What's more surprising is that when I want to try them, I almo...

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by ZKCIF
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 was a good year for Airbus. 2020 will be even better.
Replies: 53
Views: 7333

Re: 2019 was a good year for Airbus. 2020 will be even better.

Winning WN as a customer?
A good one.

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by ZKCIF
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 190517

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

https://seekingalpha.com/article/431611 ... ed-737-max
the email on page 34 was signed by chief technical pilot.
yep, selling one's soul
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https://seekingalpha.com/article/431611 ... ed-737-max
the email on page 34 was signed by chief technical pilot.
yep, selling one's soul

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by ZKCIF
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 190517

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/9/21059 ... ator-crash
check page 19 of the letters (20 February 2017; 12:22). I won't quote. Just read for yourselves, folks. If this letter is not fake, I just don't know what to say
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https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/9/21059 ... ator-crash
check page 19 of the letters (20 February 2017; 12:22). I won't quote. Just read for yourselves, folks. If this letter is not fake, I just don't know what to say

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by ZKCIF
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739526

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Dear Revelation and others, I am afraid You got too much prejudice about Indonesia in general and Lion in particular (yet I do not remember anyone mentioning that their last flight with casualties was in 2004). as bad as this airline is, it is NOT the worst around. Doing very rough calculations, O g...

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by ZKCIF
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663985

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

par13del is extremely right. The situation with pilot hiring has incredibly changed during the last decade or two. the number of commercial aircraft seems to have doubled. Meanwhile, for the case of the USA, Uncle Sam does not train two or three times more guys to fly while in the army. Consequently...

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by ZKCIF
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663985

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Mr./Ms. Revelation, please note that months of safe operation within the USA do not provide sufficient statistical background. Prior to grounding, we had 2 disasters coming from roughly 400,000 flights (I believe my numbers are right). Now, if FAA only gives green light, we have only 5 airlines oper...

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by ZKCIF
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 296
Views: 81493

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

I want to share my joy: finally I have managed to fly A318
Avianca BOG-PSO N591EL, Aug 07

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by ZKCIF
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 521
Views: 148948

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

The largest overhead bins ever? Or am I seeing something?

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by ZKCIF
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out
Replies: 59
Views: 17740

Re: Smartwings flies 737-800 for almost 2'n'Half hours single engine..!??

Horrified.
Just a very small correction: they had PDV (Plovdiv) but not PVD (Providence)

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by ZKCIF
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 21114

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

I believe her. 5 years ago, I flew PEK-MUC-RIX on Air China and Air Baltic with a 14+ hour connection in Munich. Air Baltic had a change from 733 to 735, and we as a family of 3 got scattered around the plane. As soon as I boarded the BT735, I fell into a deep sleep, and the next thing I was conscio...

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by ZKCIF
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 130374

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

i would expect some order of the xlr from AY, SK, and why not TP and maybe even BT that could be positioned to be a small hub in the baltics. of course these orders can happen anytime during the year. BT? come on, You are way too optimistic. Our market is way too small and poor, and I see many obst...

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by ZKCIF
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-800 lease rates increasing
Replies: 33
Views: 9065

Re: 737-800 lease rates increasing

Thanks, Lightsaber,
of the 16 years I've been reading airliners.net, for me, Your last post is the most interesting post ever.
Respect.
ZK-CIF

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by ZKCIF
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-800 lease rates increasing
Replies: 33
Views: 9065

Re: 737-800 lease rates increasing

I am afraid we are forgetting the fact that the delivery of MAXes will be disrupted in any case. First of all, the production rate went down from 50 to 42 per month. In a fairly realistic scenario, this reduction may extend for about 9 months (until the removal of the ban) which means that 9*8=72 pl...

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by ZKCIF
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 412226

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

My goodness at the ignorance going on in this thread. I only check it every few weeks to see if there is any factual news. If it doesn't have a cite, I won't believe it. None of you have the privilege of knowing Boeing's up to date financial stats nor do any of you know the FAA timeline for putting...

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by ZKCIF
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 412226

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Sillystrings: I can't help but wonder how many posts in this topic are the result of this crisis management effort...
Touche, my friend. That's the sentence of the year on our site.

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by ZKCIF
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 412226

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Somebody already hinted at the most cunning plan ever:
crash your stock price, do the buyback,
start working decently again
stock prices skyrocket
sell stock
cash in profits - might be enough for Hawaii :)
Is this crazy trick possible in real life?

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by ZKCIF
Thu May 09, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 156141

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

To all the people who deny the fact that the recovery of hand luggage did not halt evacuation, please check the following report of news (in Russian) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In5u_tWKU-8 a relative of a survivor tells (according to the correspondent, some victims are still too traumatized to...

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by ZKCIF
Wed May 08, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 156141

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

To all the people who deny the fact that the recovery of hand luggage did not halt evacuation, please check the following report of news (in Russian) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In5u_tWKU-8 a relative of a survivor tells (according to the correspondent, some victims are still too traumatized to ...

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by ZKCIF
Sun May 05, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 156141

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

As far as I understand, of the 41 casualties, there are 40 passengers (including 2 children) and 1 male flight attendant.

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by ZKCIF
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 746365

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Folks, no one is contesting that the EIS of A320 into service was troublesome. however, sadly, the standards were different. we cannot REASONABLY compare 1989 and 2019. or would anyone like to return to 1989. at that rate and the number of flights today, we would have a major crash every 10 days. Ju...

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by ZKCIF
Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian military plane "Disappears from Radar"
Replies: 131
Views: 24470

Re: Russian Plane "Disappears from Radar"

This aircraft was enroute from Chkalovsky Airbase in Moscow enroute to Khmeimim Airbase in Latakia, Syria with officers and artists onboard to perform for the troops stationed at Khmeimim. Sochi was a refuelling stop. What is the point of the refueling stop? ZIA-LTK is 1247nm only, Tu-154 can fly t...

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by ZKCIF
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Airliners.net Homepage Preview
Replies: 152
Views: 14154

Re: New Airliners.net Homepage Preview

I cannot stand the current one.The 'redux' version is more or less alright with me

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by ZKCIF
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA not seated for landing?
Replies: 61
Views: 10492

Re: FA not seated for landing?

In 2009 I flew on Avianca from Caracas to Bogota. They had an unruly passenger before departure and wanted to persuade him to be nice. As a result, they ended up serving champagne to business class passengers when their 767 was doing 150km/h on the runway. looked entertaining. yet this does not beat...

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by ZKCIF
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Pakistan: PIA Flight 661
Replies: 56
Views: 18492

Re: Plane Crash: PK 661

6 crew sounds like a lot for the flight. 2 pilots + 2 flight attendants, a mechanic and a security guy maybe? or some training was involved?

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by ZKCIF
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 128363

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

I wonder if the team itself should share some blame for this loss. I see your point, but we must keep in mind that they flew the 'preferred carrier' officially recommended for the mission. Imagine yourself in the following situation. You are writing an essay. Your supervisor suggests that you shoul...

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by ZKCIF
Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 128363

Re: BREAKING: Plane missing in Colombia

Warning: stupidity elements likely in the post below I understand that there were two planes in emergency at the time near Medellin: a 320 of VivaColombia and the LaMia plane. I don't know if it may have been so - but is it possible that CP-2933 was told to take the holding pattern because of the Vi...

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by ZKCIF
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 128363

Re: BREAKING: Plane missing in Colombia

In order to circumvent the ANAC, the last minute solution was to book the players on a commercial flight operated by BoA to VVI, where they do have permission to start flights to Colombia. Sure. that is why the video of the team shows them on a widebody, CP-2881, a 767-300 of BoA before their depar...

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by ZKCIF
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIAT Mongolian expands Europe.
Replies: 21
Views: 4425

Re: MIAT Mongolian expands Europe.

That will probably be for the richer tourists. when I flew from Germany to ULN in 2014, Air China via PEK was essentially half price

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by ZKCIF
Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1541150

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbu ... SKBN13K10D


well, if they actually heavily underdeliver this year, 80 planes next year may be easy-peasy :)
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SQ22 wrote:
Reuters is citing "people familar with the plans" saying that Airbus aims to deliver as many as 80 A350 in 2017.


http://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbu ... SKBN13K10D


well, if they actually heavily underdeliver this year, 80 planes next year may be easy-peasy :)

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by ZKCIF
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG CEO: The A380 can fit in Aer Lingus and Iberia
Replies: 80
Views: 15441

Re: IAG CEO: The A380 can fit in Aer Lingus and Iberia

The general idea, I believe, was to reduce Heathrow congestion. Right now, KLM and others are plundering the British market. now, let's go for transferring folks NCL-DUB-JFK; GLA-DUB-ORD, CWL-DUB-BOS, EDI-MAD-GRU, MAN-MAD-SCL and so on and we may be talking about more than 3 frames, maybe up to 6? T...

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by ZKCIF
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WHAT ARE THE WORST THINGS ABOUT FLYING?
Replies: 83
Views: 8119

Re: WHAT ARE THE WORST THINGS ABOUT FLYING?

1) security 2) Americans and Russians (no racist offense intended): just because they always expect everything to be like in their own country: (in cases like) disembarking in Ilulissat, when a Russian beauty in high heels tries to walk on ice to the terminal and angrily demands someone from the sta...

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by ZKCIF
Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List Making: Cheapest/Best Value Flight You've Booked
Replies: 62
Views: 3811

Re: List Making: Cheapest/Best Value Flight You've Booked

Best value, probably on Air China ARN-FRA-PEK (ARN-FRA operated by SAS, 738) PEK-ULN ULN-PEK-MUC about 550 USD when they charged PEK-ULN-PEK 350-400 USD in summer 2014 cheapest, sincerely, don't know, maybe on REX in Australia ADL-KGC-ADL can't remember the price, but it was cheaper than ferry, so m...

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by ZKCIF
Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Compulsive list making: Your lowest flight number
Replies: 51
Views: 3864

Re: Compulsive list making: Your lowest flight number

NZ38. Nothing lower.

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by ZKCIF
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is behind your username?
Replies: 60
Views: 3030

Re: What is behind your username?

I happened to fly on Convair registered ZK-CIF in Tonga on holidays in 2010 (it was 56 years old at the time). These three flights TBU-HPA-VAV and VAV-TBU were probably the most memorable in my life. And when flying HPA-VAV I was invited into the cockpit for the first (and, unfortunately, probably, ...

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by ZKCIF
Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF announces record profit for FY15/16
Replies: 63
Views: 8720

Re: QF announces record profit for FY15/16

Well, the next question is about their orders in the nearest future...

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by ZKCIF
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Exploring Options For An LCC In Argentina
Replies: 8
Views: 2857

RE: Ryanair Exploring Options For An LCC In Argentina

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Cubsrule" class="quote" target="_blank">Cubsrule</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>There might not be as much substitution on...

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by ZKCIF
Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Exploring Options For An LCC In Argentina
Replies: 8
Views: 2857

RE: Ryanair Exploring Options For An LCC In Argentina

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TWA772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">TWA772LR</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Is the Argentina domestic market really th...

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by ZKCIF
Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes I Have Been On
Replies: 75
Views: 6308

RE: Planes I Have Been On

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/GRJGeorge" class="quote" target="_blank">GRJGeorge</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>737 -200 -300 -400 -500 -600 -800</i><...

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by ZKCIF
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1486
Views: 197644

RE: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 24

As <acronym title="Madison - Dane County Regional / Truax Field (MSN / KMSN), USA - Wisconsin">MSN</acronym> 232 is being assembled and <acronym title="Madison - Dane County Regional / Truax Field (MSN / KMSN), USA - Wisconsin">MSN</acronym> 249 is the last number of the announced MSNs, has anybody ...

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by ZKCIF
Mon May 30, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 75175

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 5

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/enilria" class="quote" target="_blank">enilria</a> (<a href="#118" class="quote">Reply 118</a>):<br/><i>OAG says that since mid-April when the r...

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by ZKCIF
Sun May 29, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 75175

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 5

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/enilria" class="quote" target="_blank">enilria</a> (<a href="#103" class="quote">Reply 103</a>):<br/><i>Pilot suicide is highly unlikely because...

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by ZKCIF
Sat May 28, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is There An Airline That You Would Never Fly?
Replies: 151
Views: 13701

RE: Is There An Airline That You Would Never Fly?

tiger. flew on them <acronym title="Hobart (HBA / YMHB), Australia - Tasmania">HBA</acronym>-<acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>, and their behavior was more than disgusting. told thousands of lies about the delay, and in Melbourne left everyone ...

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by ZKCIF
Tue May 24, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Shortest And Longest 757 Flights
Replies: 107
Views: 10599

RE: Your Shortest And Longest 757 Flights

I've had two, and with some difference  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> Shortest: <acronym title="Keflavik (KEF / BIKF), Iceland">KEF</acronym>-<acronym title="Stockholm - Arlanda (ARN / ESSA), Sweden">ARN</a...

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by ZKCIF
Sat May 21, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 75175

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 4

I was thinking about the timing of the event. If someone had placed an incendiary device with a timer, the timing would have been too late. At that moment, the flight could have already landed as it happened on May 15. I mean that <acronym title="Aeroflot (Russian Federation)">SU</acronym>-GCC was r...

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by ZKCIF
Fri May 20, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 75175

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyingturtle" class="quote" target="_blank">flyingturtle</a> (<a href="#175" class="quote">Reply 175</a>):<br/><i>If the leaked crew list (menti...

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by ZKCIF
Fri May 20, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 75175

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyingturtle" class="quote" target="_blank">flyingturtle</a> (<a href="#121" class="quote">Reply 121</a>):<br/><i>Here is a list - I don't know ...

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by ZKCIF
Sat May 14, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Were Your First 747 Series Flights?
Replies: 103
Views: 5753

RE: What Were Your First 747 Series Flights?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mandala499" class="quote" target="_blank">mandala499</a> (<a href="#49" class="quote">Reply 49</a>):<br/><i>B747-200: KLM <acronym title="Delhi ...

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