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by Aquila3
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 96
Views: 12490

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

If you think that Germany will let Lufty move its seat to the Netherland (as FCA has done for the autos) you misunderstood the power ratios in EU. That is not silly Italy. Especially after Germany injected some billions of its taxpayers into it. Not.Going.To.Happen.

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by Aquila3
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 96
Views: 12490

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

As a businessman myself, I can say that if you want your business to succeed, I might or might not. If you want your business to fail, or just you are not 100% willing to succeed, you will almost certainly fail.
Now, I am not sure LH wants OS to succeed...

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by Aquila3
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 96
Views: 12490

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

They could probably get some inspiration but it's not exactly the same: for LX, GVA is a secondary airport, not really a hub as it caters almost only to the local market, with very few connections. At the same time, OS in VIE is a main (and only) hub, so they have to feed the local market and conne...

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by Aquila3
Mon May 04, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIE offers real-time COVID-19 test on arrival
Replies: 19
Views: 2851

Re: VIE offers real-time COVID-19 test on arrival

My guess is that the test at VIE will be paid for either by the airport or the Austrian government. I doubt passenger would be paying it themselves. This might put many off thus making the opening of VIE commercially unjustifiable. Why would the airport or the government do that? The test is not an...

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by Aquila3
Sun May 03, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIE offers real-time COVID-19 test on arrival
Replies: 19
Views: 2851

Re: VIE offers real-time COVID-19 test on arrival

This is real good. I saw that Serbia will allow you to travel by plane if you have tested yourself in the last 72 hours. You bring the results along with your boarding pass. I think is intended mostly for people arriving with final destination Austria. With OS down, there are no much transfers in V...

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by Aquila3
Sun May 03, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIE offers real-time COVID-19 test on arrival
Replies: 19
Views: 2851

VIE offers real-time COVID-19 test on arrival

https://www.viennaairport.com/en/passengers
Is it the first in EU?
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Hi, it is on the news and on the airport web-site.
Test takes 2-3 hours
https://www.viennaairport.com/en/passengers
Is it the first in EU?

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by Aquila3
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MoL - leaving middle seat empty " idiotic "
Replies: 79
Views: 11499

Re: Motormouth MoL - leaving middle seat empty " idiotic "

When you are stuck in a confined tube breathing in recirculated air unable to get away it really doesn’t matter how far apart you are from your fellow passengers. If one of them is sick you are at high risk of being infected. Similar reason as to why things like cruise ships, aircraft carriers, pri...

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by Aquila3
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 38972

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

Neither of them had a career as an engineer. Your claim was that engineers are not the best persons for the CEO job because they tend to love details. Steve Jobs and Elon Musk were/are known to be obsessed with details. Bill Gates was an engineer pur sang. None of them has a reputation of being a g...

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by Aquila3
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No ID check on (German) domestic flights
Replies: 77
Views: 6239

Re: No ID check on (German) domestic flights

I've travelled multiple times within Europe and they never checked my ID. Its just like flying within the US. There is simply no need because there is no border control due to the Schengen agreement. There are funnier things happening. For example, if you travel between Austria an Italy (both long ...

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by Aquila3
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of SWISS’s Lugano Service
Replies: 11
Views: 2208

Re: Future of SWISS’s Lugano Service

I took “Swiss” from Lugano to ZRH in the summer of 2018. Was it operated by Adria? It was a Dash-8. So I feel very lucky, I can say I did fly into Lugano from Zurich, more, in a jet, nevertheless a quad! Between all those clouds, rock, snow, and the lake in front, I am sure pilots were busy doing t...

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by Aquila3
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 34343

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

To make World Central a low-cost airport, they'd have to think differently. The originally planned World Central looked as fancy as could be, which isn't good for a low-cost airport. All that money being wasted on fancy terminals could be better spent on lower airfares. Sure they can build a cheap ...

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by Aquila3
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 148
Views: 24456

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

TTailedTiger wrote:
ACs should pay them and then blacklist them from flying in the future.

For the same reason they must speak French, I think that they cannot do it.
They want to bear the Flag, so no petty revenges.

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by Aquila3
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 15204

Re: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018

Northern Italy should have, and in retro perspective that is easy to say, made sure that MXP got connected to the NRLA network ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NRLA ). Besides bringing MXP close to southern Switzerland (including Kt. Wallis) and therefore bringing more options for (winter) tourists ...

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by Aquila3
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35338

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

I think they might have helped, like they did for Sully.
Sorry for spoiling your spoiling

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by Aquila3
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plane loses small pieces over inhabitated area at FCO
Replies: 41
Views: 13420

Norwegian plane loses small pieces over inhabitated area at FCO

It is on ANSA news, can't post the link.
Not very clear yet, seems it was during a take off and the the aircraft returned for an emergency landing

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by Aquila3
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is there no service via the US3 to Vienna?
Replies: 48
Views: 7517

Re: Why is there no service via the US3 to Vienna?

Well , while it may look sleepy and decadent, is not that Vienna lacks of first class institutions. UN and Opec come just on top of my mind. IEA as weĺl has some active office looks like. And besides the East EU catchment area , Vienna is the second biggest German speaking city on the world, with a ...

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by Aquila3
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Angara Airlines Runway excursion and fire in Russia
Replies: 1
Views: 559

Angara Airlines Runway excursion and fire in Russia

https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20190627-0 http://www.ansa.it/sito/videogallery/mondo/2019/06/27/aereo-fuoripista-in-siberia-morti-i-2-piloti_ccc5b18d-0eef-4028-84b8-13bab18d8e74.html AN24 reg. RA47366, Angara Airlines. Went out of runway in Nizhneangarsk, Siberia , hit a building...

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by Aquila3
Thu May 09, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 29156

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Tell me a reason why one should fly Emirates without the A380 (in Y). Without them EK will be an airline like all the others, and quite an average one, I would say. I would say, either you haven't flown the average ones, or you haven't flown EK ... Ask yourself which came first ... EK's success or ...

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by Aquila3
Thu May 09, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 29156

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Airbazar.. It has nothing to do with the A380. Which is the exact opposite of what the pre-announcement management briefing detailed, moreover there has been an admission of sorts that the fleet mix has been wrong for some time and that the focus will continue to shift from additional capacity to i...

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by Aquila3
Tue May 07, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 288066

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

My models suggest that: The A3510 would need a TOW of ~333t and use ~142t of fuel The 778 would need TOW of 355t and use 144t of fuel (with same engine SFC) with 4% better SFC the 778 needs TOW of 348t and uses 137t of fuel Assumptions in model: SYD-LHR with alternate of MAN Headwind of 40kts Paylo...

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by Aquila3
Sun May 05, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo Airways DC-3 forced landing off airport near Hay River
Replies: 25
Views: 7035

Re: Buffalo Airways DC-3 forced landing off airport near Hay River

. Without them flying it may be life or death for the frozen north and the Canadian Govt knows this. Which is probably were the Canadian government (if not already doing so), needs to come up with funding for an project to for an aircraft conversion project for the far north. The DC3/4s aren’t goin...

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by Aquila3
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing
Replies: 162
Views: 43764

Re: Official: Garuda cancels remaining 737MAX orders

Seattle Times: Garuda’s threat to cancel is a negotiating tactic. “The Boeing contracts are very extensive,” adds Steve Rimmer, CEO of Issaquah-based Altavair, an aircraft leasing and financing firm. Although contracts typically afford buyers some compensation if aircraft deliveries are delayed, th...

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by Aquila3
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 745780

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The MAX will be fine if only because Airbus cannot handle those orders. Agreed. Boeing are *very* lucky that neither of the MC-21 or C919 are certified and flying passengers yet - or that Bombardier didn't start with a CS300 then move to a CS500 (instead they erroneously [IMO] did CS100 first). The...

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by Aquila3
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unidentified A340-600 over Europe
Replies: 22
Views: 10536

Re: Unidentified A340-600 over Europe

It's HZ-SKY 5078597 Italian govrnment had a 345 rented - I think - from Etihad until about six months ago or so. It was found too expensive from the new government and was said the contract would be broken. But, as the things go usually in Italy, It may take a while, so it could be still that aircr...

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by Aquila3
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lahore Airport to start selling Booze
Replies: 9
Views: 3493

Re: Lahore Airport to start selling Booze

That is haram. How is alcohol sold in Pakistan? Do you need an special ID like some emirates in the UAE? Or just in particular places (international hotels, etc)? I have been in PK several weeks last year, visiting big cities and rural areas. In Lahore I did not get any alcohol. I got a couple of b...

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by Aquila3
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 3669

Re: Eurowings in 2019

If you look at Eurowings daily ops they seem to have a history of bad delays and subpar customer service with long waits for compensation. I hope they sort their stuff first before they expand. It's almost like the brand got damaged already. Nobody would pick them over LH if he does not have to. Ag...

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by Aquila3
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 140
Views: 27978

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

The big advantage I see is that you could hang very big engines under that wing if you like. You have all the ground clearance. Super high bypass ratio and such. That will be a big advantage in the future as engine dimensions, especially diameters, get bigger and bigger. Interesting. Where do you t...

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by Aquila3
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 140
Views: 27978

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

My understanding too, aerodynamically speaking, is that a wing like this would be super-efficient at cruise but wouldn’t realize the same benefits in other flight regimes (takeoff, landing, climb, etc). Perhaps an engineer can weigh in here, but similar to a winglet and some of the very in-depth di...

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by Aquila3
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 140
Views: 27978

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

The big advantage I see is that you could hang very big engines under that wing if you like. You have all the ground clearance. Super high bypass ratio and such. That will be a big advantage in the future as engine dimensions, especially diameters, get bigger and bigger. Interesting. Where do you t...

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by Aquila3
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 611339

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Finn350 wrote:
One used i386 CPU, the other m86k CPU and each has independently developed software (to minimize risk of the same software bug in both).


Interesting detailed explanation, thanks.
Only I think you meant a 68K CPU. x86 is usually Intel stuff.

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by Aquila3
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers to VIE - why not?
Replies: 18
Views: 3280

Re: US Carriers to VIE - why not?

Are there many American companies with significant business travel need to Austria? Leisure travel is quite seasonal and Austrian has quite a bit of capacity. Well, there are things like UN, IEA, OPEC. And then GM, ... it is full of American residents in Vienna, they have even theit schools and clu...

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by Aquila3
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 13422

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Instead of buying old planes from dodgy countries/brokers, maybe they just can kick out those evil Ayatollahs, become a democracy and problem solved. I still don't get why Airbus allow itself to be dependant on US technology for their aircraft. They must have known that this day would come ? Easy, ...

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by Aquila3
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can VIE sustain such a forecasted growth in EU short-haul low cost?
Replies: 12
Views: 1454

Re: Can VIE sustain such a forecasted growth in EU short-haul low cost?

VIE is a nice and well run airport .
but talking about capacity what happened of the 3rd runaway project?

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by Aquila3
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 62
Views: 9428

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

Excuse my language but these moves by Lauda are disgusting. This is now the third airline he's sold and I fail to see any other quality than pure greed with no regards for employees' or passengers' concerns in this man. From what's known so far working conditions at Laudamotion are extremely shabby...

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by Aquila3
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 93
Views: 14765

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

According to an engineering estimate, the hollow tubing with internal diameter of 3m that can withstand the pressure differential of 1 atm has to be made of high tensile steel skin with at least 2" thickness. Otherwise the tubing would buckle under pressure differential. You can make the skin ...

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by Aquila3
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!
Replies: 87
Views: 15786

Re: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!

I may suggest even better thinking out of the box. I have a friend that has a relative near Napoli that have a suitable piece of land for sale, at a better price that anything similar in Germany. It is wasteland, very much so. The distance is a little bigger, but with a special contract with Ferrovi...

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by Aquila3
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK in-flight crewmember filmed pouring champagne back into the bottle
Replies: 16
Views: 6847

Re: EK inflightcrewmember filmed pouring champagne back into the bottle

Nope. EK is going to sell back that wine to DL. DL loves to buy used if the price is right. :biggrin:

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by Aquila3
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX-LHR on AA
Replies: 46
Views: 12148

Re: PHX-LHR on AA

Seems fantastic if true. But when the first flight from central EU to PHX ? LH anyone? Please...

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by Aquila3
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pie In The Sky--UA To Sell UNO Deep Dish Pizza In Y
Replies: 59
Views: 9013

Re: Pie In The Sky--UA To Sell UNO Deep Dish Pizza In Y

They should forbid them to call it pizza. There is no deep-dish pizza BTW. Call it US-salty-pie but please, not pizza.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neapolitan_pizza

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by Aquila3
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK JFK-MXP Segment
Replies: 8
Views: 3786

Re: EK JFK-MXP Segment

All what I can say is that all the people I have spoken with and that have flown it (even the ones that do not know it is an A380) told me they loved it.

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by Aquila3
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 134486

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

And concerning the IDB i disagree: He was not IDB'd. You are right that IDB can happen anytime for any reason to anyone but in this case he was already accepted to board the plane and he was sitting in his assigned seat. If he was IDB'd he wouldn't have stepped foot on the plane. I don't know UA's ...

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by Aquila3
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 134486

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I think if United were to ban this doctor, that would only make the PR another step worse. He may choose Not to Fly United, which a lot of people on social media are saying today. It may well be that many of us that fly Star from EU, and have unfortunately to fly United once in the US (indeed conne...

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by Aquila3
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 134486

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Interesting Choice of words from United's CEO..... "I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers..." And you thought they couldn't get worst than this.... https://twitter.com/united/status/851471781827420160/photo/1 If I was the passenger I would not want that one of those guy...

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by Aquila3
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 134486

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Men get self important and irate, and they require careful use of force to maintain public order. I am perplexed that people question the airline captain and police officer's authority to decide -- at any time -- who may remain onboard. Moreover, there was a routine operational reason why this man'...

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by Aquila3
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 134486

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

He ignored instructions from law enforcement officers (police) to deplane (not contract security as some here claimed). The police physically removed said non compliant passenger. The fact that the Gentleman in jeans was in fact a policeman in plainclothes (you seem sure of that) does not make what...

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by Aquila3
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 134486

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The security officers are legally in the wrong for the abusive treatment not United Airlines. Security officers who are not even law enforcement United is in the wrong for allowing the situation to get to that point, they should not have boarded passengers if enough seats were not available, if the...

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by Aquila3
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 134486

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Is UA legally in the wrong, probably not That you think so, and many other supposedly operators of this industry are with you is absolutely shocking. The passenger probably received a blow in his face looking at his bleeding. OK, this is the hard and violent US, (Just been there) but so much violen...

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by Aquila3
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 134486

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Disgusting.
I hope Star have the guts to kick them out of the alliance and look for a more civilized partner in their business.

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by Aquila3
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board
Replies: 65
Views: 12477

Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

They should offer free drinks and snacks but a meal should be charged for. That would be a compromise and a way of testing the the water. Bring your own packed lunch (minus liquids) and away you go. You would want to see this reflected in the ticket cost however... But I doubt that would happen. IA...

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by Aquila3
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board
Replies: 65
Views: 12477

Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

I'm not sure that would apply to BA, since most of their passengers will be British and arbitrary tipping isn't part of the culture. Moreover, since FAs are more than likely to be British too, being tipped wouldn't enter their heads. As far as I'm aware, pretty much all of Europe has the same menta...

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