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by trauha
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387818

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Just as consumers are demanding geographical changes in food production for more locally grown food, so could similarly the manufacture of aircraft in the interests of the safety of international flying public be moved to countries with legislature for the least corporate lobbying power to ensure pr...

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by trauha
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387818

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Is the determination with which Boeing is fighting unionization, any indication of what it cares about ?

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by trauha
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest delay with paid hotel?
Replies: 14
Views: 2231

Re: Longest delay with paid hotel?

Ziyulu wrote:
Are meals all paid for as well?

Meal vouchers were given.

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by trauha
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest delay with paid hotel?
Replies: 14
Views: 2231

Re: Longest delay with paid hotel?

Hence my post and its question, because this indeed was so unusual. It was due to an electrical fire in the cockpit before takeoff that left such a nauseating smell that crews refused to fly the G-CIVO for days. The huge NAMM show at Vegas meant all flights were full to the brim, making substitution...

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by trauha
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest delay with paid hotel?
Replies: 14
Views: 2231

Longest delay with paid hotel?

British Airways G-CIVO was supposed to leave last week Wednesday from Las Vegas for Heathrow. It did not. British Airways passengers were put in hotels paid for by BA till Saturday, when the flight finally left. How long delays have you heard of or experienced?

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by trauha
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the largest aircraft type LAS sees now?
Replies: 13
Views: 2603

Re: What is the largest aircraft type LAS sees now?

At least the G-CIVO G-CIVY and G-CIVK British 747s were there last week. The Wednesday flight was delayed till Saturday, with the passengers waiting those days in hotels paid by BA. The cockpit smelled too much of an electrical fire that crews refused to fly.

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by trauha
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719972

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Seattle Times has several good articles on this. Professional journalism can be quite different from forum postings. Read the many articles. But here is a good start: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/failed-certification-faa-missed-safety-issues-in-the-737-max-system-implicated...

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by trauha
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718191

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

A shift in philosophies that lead to a decline of more than just safety. - companies that move the business accent on making bankable money, not flyable planes. - less government, less oversight. - the diminished government that is left is held close to the interests that make money This short termi...

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by trauha
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Impossible routes between big cities due to distance more than 9500nm
Replies: 16
Views: 3632

Re: Impossible routes between big cities due to distance more than 9500nm

The Concorde was quite economical once up cruising. Meaning, its cruise consumption per seat-kilometer was only four times as much as a 747? Or was it more than that? Yes, roughly the same mpg on both planes. The 747 seats 4 times more people, for more hours in lesser seat pitch, at less than half ...

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by trauha
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Impossible routes between big cities due to distance more than 9500nm
Replies: 16
Views: 3632

Re: Impossible routes between big cities due to distance more than 9500nm

The thing is that, I don't think this flights can be possible in the future unless planes can go faster. I don't imagine 21-22 hours or more non-stop seated on a plane. What do you guys think? I have to disagree here. When a plane flies faster it burns more fuel and therefor decreases it's range. T...

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by trauha
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 186
Views: 37715

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

If you knew more about the biggest shareholders, you would realize the biggest owners are playing the long game. They are not the panicky type and have very deep pockets. Even IAG's interest is that Norwegian expands.

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by trauha
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lady at CLT
Replies: 87
Views: 23406

Re: Lufthansa Lady at CLT

I think she likes the livery. I too would rather sing praise to the LH bird than some of the other less divine paintjobs.

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by trauha
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Route 66 road trip (United States)
Replies: 15
Views: 1572

Re: Route 66 road trip (United States)

The roads have been renumbered several times. Beware of what is now called 66. There is way more Americana and history on the original route no longer numbered as 66. There are websites about the original brick paved roads. Some still in existence. For genuine history, choose a good small town like ...

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by trauha
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change And Airlines
Replies: 133
Views: 8611

Re: Climate Change And Airlines

I am encouraged by the display of patience of some of you here who tirelessly try to educate the vandals.

When the air can no longer be breathed, the water is unfit to drink, and the crops to be eaten did not survive,
the vandals will still claim it is all really good for the economy.

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by trauha
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airplane is the Edsel of airplanes?
Replies: 24
Views: 1785

Re: What airplane is the Edsel of airplanes?

Undeservedly unsuccesful? The VC10. Feminine in beauty, like the Edsel was marketed as.

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by trauha
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion about 77W sound
Replies: 13
Views: 2108

Re: Opinion about 77W sound

Earplugs are way more effective in decibels than the difference between those planes. The brand and tightness of the fit of the earplugs make a big difference too.

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by trauha
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most peculiar or noteworthy multi-sector flights today?
Replies: 9
Views: 2135

Re: Most peculiar or noteworthy multi-sector flights today?

Lovely flying Turku to Helsinki on the evening flight with Finnair for the view, first west to Mariehamn, but then after 20mins on the ground retracing your route back east flying over Turku, so you get to see the beautiful archipelago twice in the summer. Winters are darkness.Same price as the dire...

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by trauha
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?
Replies: 63
Views: 8350

Re: The world's ugliest airlines

Beauty is not subjective. If you show 100 faces to 100 people, they will largely agree on what is pretty and what is not. The same is true for airlines. I do think that "airline design" goes welll beyond "livery" and includes anything from lounge design, uniforms, on-board magaz...

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by trauha
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Recommended travel destinations
Replies: 51
Views: 2492

Re: Recommended travel destinations

To maximize ALL four, there really is but one choice: LUGANO. Just do a Google image search and compare. The nearby villages are great for evening meals by the lake, and close enough to walk to even.

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by trauha
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 236
Views: 39812

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

In my 16 years of having my dB meter on flights, the biggest surprises have been the amount of hours that have exceeded 85dB which in my country is illegal, and how much noisier window seats and exits and some toilets are on some planes compared to aisle seats. I know of no country in the world whe...

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by trauha
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 236
Views: 39812

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

3 dB can comfortably be heard, although the difference is nearer to 5dB depending on engine type. 3 dB can easily be distinguished in direct A-B comparison. But you will not be able to hear the difference when you hear one aircraft now and the other one 1/2 hour later. And that is for continuous no...

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by trauha
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 236
Views: 39812

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

The differences in the noise levels shown above are so small, that an untrained obersever won't hear the difference. Normal people don't hear a difference of 3 dB (dB(A)?) 3 dB can comfortably be heard, although the difference is nearer to 5dB depending on engine type. The dB unit was initially int...

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by trauha
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 236
Views: 39812

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

The db meter installed on smartphone, there is a calibration function. I will see if I can calibrate it somewhere. It takes at least 10-data points per second. I will try walk up and down the aisle and take the average after 5 munites / a few thousands measurements. So peeks are averaged out. And d...

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by trauha
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 236
Views: 39812

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

Distance makes a big difference as dB decrease logarithmically with distance. They don't. In a freefield environment they drop by 6 dB per doubling the distance, further away friom the source in the reverberant field they stay more or less constant. But that will take us too far off. The important ...

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by trauha
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 236
Views: 39812

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

...it was so quiet that the couple talking behind me was so clear that it was disturbing, since no noise was there to drown out their voices. Are you also disturbed when you sit in a restaurant and hear people talking on the next table? Or is it just that you are used to it in a restaurant, but not...

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by trauha
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says
Replies: 70
Views: 9877

Re: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says

There is additional loading on the body from chemicals used to treat the airline uniform fabrics to make them more resistant to staining and creases than regular fabric.

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by trauha
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 236
Views: 39812

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

A higher volume steady noise from a steady sound source, like wind or engines, helps mask intermittent noise sources, which are more irritating and noticable. On a recent A350 trip, sitting ahead of wing, it was so quiet that the couple talking behind me was so clear that it was disturbing, since no...

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by trauha
Thu May 10, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 18436

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

Yellow is a good color. If using more of it was too budgety cheapy for a premium image, then why not tint it towards gold. This new look is too much like a legal office that tries hard to appear serious and competent, scared of appearing creative or soulful. No twinkle or sparkle.

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by trauha
Thu May 10, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 236
Views: 39812

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

Please post dB readings on same phone and same app, and where you sat, and where did you point your dB meter app. Then I might believe you.

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by trauha
Fri May 04, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Chile specialist needed
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: Chile specialist needed

Those are flights tp punta arenas. A bus ride away. But different airport.

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by trauha
Fri May 04, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Chile specialist needed
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: Chile specialist needed

The Puerto Natales airport website shows LAN flight numbers 293 and 284 to and from Santiago for today. Very fortunate passengers. Have yet to check if planefinder.com shows these stealth flights.

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by trauha
Thu May 03, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Chile specialist needed
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: Chile specialist needed

I see flights now in May, so the season may be ending but not totally over, but nevertheless I cannot access buying tickets to those flights. Could they all be charter package holiday flights?

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by trauha
Wed May 02, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Chile specialist needed
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Chile specialist needed

I need to fly Santiago to Puerto Natales. Looking at the Puerto Natales airport website I see flights arriving and leaving to Santiago. I want to buy tickets to fly this route but the airline webpages do not have Puerto Natales as a choice. So how do people buy tickets to get there? What am I doing ...

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by trauha
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 35665

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

Not only is the lack of yellow a pity, but changing the font style on the lettering is clumsy. The previous little twists on the feet of the letter 'a' were a subtle elegant curve on an otherwise simple font. Now those feet are just clumsy boxy. Cheap like no yellow. In things style there should alw...

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by trauha
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taxi prices from Malaga Airport to Nerja?
Replies: 6
Views: 1784

Re: Taxi prices from Malaga Airport to Nerja?

http://www.nerjatoday.com/nerja/getting-to-nerja/
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If money is tight, schedules match and the luggage is manageable, then train-bus or bus-bus:
http://www.nerjatoday.com/nerja/getting-to-nerja/

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by trauha
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Airports With Both McDonalds and Burger King?
Replies: 43
Views: 7037

Re: Any Airports With Both McDonalds and Burger King?

Which one is better tasting?

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by trauha
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dep/Arr Airports you've flown with one letter difference
Replies: 54
Views: 2482

Re: Dep/Arr Airports you've flown with one letter difference

From one music industry capital to another: BMA to BNA.
Other than that, IAD to IAH, and LAX to LAS, which are also probably the most common pairs meeting this criteria.

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by trauha
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: NEW FORUM RULES
Replies: 118
Views: 42144

Re: NEW FORUM RULES

It increases readability of the forum when one topic is indeed discussed in one thread. Hence the good rule to search threads to see if item is already under discussion, instead of starting new thread. I would therefore like to join the other voices to question the contradictory rule which requires ...

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by trauha
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Preferred Aircraft Across The Atlantic
Replies: 43
Views: 6593

Re: Preferred Aircraft Across The Atlantic

The old ones are faster, hence the 747 or MD11. Can make a difference of half an hour less time spent in the air.

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by trauha
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream captain dies at KTT airport in a ground accident
Replies: 16
Views: 7980

Re: Gulfstream captain dies at KTT airport in a ground accident

https://youtu.be/fEJPD1bISoI
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Sad news. Thoughts go to his near and dear. With the integrated stairs there is weight. https://youtu.be/fEJPD1bISoI

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by trauha
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegian 737 MAX 8 seating
Replies: 0
Views: 404

Norwegian 737 MAX 8 seating

As many are interested in seat comfort issues and to date Seatguru does not even list the Norwegian MAX 8 let me note some observations for comfortable seat choice on the Norwegian 737 MAX: 1) The DEF seats on the 737MAX (starboard side) have slightly more legroom in rows 2-14 than the corresponding...

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by trauha
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore tail logo slightly modified?
Replies: 9
Views: 4342

Re: Singapore tail logo slightly modified?

Is the bird more upright to match the fin angle? Yes, imho. Which shows that a logo need not be full scale to be recognized. In the case of modern aeroplanes however, slants don't vary much ( as compared to say a DC3 ) Same should happen to airlines whose tail motif is slanted, AF comes to mind... ...

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by trauha
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore tail logo slightly modified?
Replies: 9
Views: 4342

Re: Singapore tail logo slightly modified?




Is the bird more upright to match the fin angle?

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by trauha
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore tail logo slightly modified?
Replies: 9
Views: 4342

Singapore tail logo slightly modified?

Is the Singapore Airline's tail logo bird slightly redrawn to match the slant of the leading edge of the tail fin? The lines of the bird's wing always look parallel to the front edge of the efin, no matter on which aircraft it appears, including the Concorde, giving a nicely finished look, but this ...

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by trauha
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH441 A380 diverted from FRA to STR
Replies: 3
Views: 2648

LH441 A380 diverted from FRA to STR

This morning diverted from Frankfurt.
On Flight tracking it looks like after a go around at FRA.
Planespotters may now view the A380 visitor at Stuttgart.
Does anyone know why the diversion?

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by trauha
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?
Replies: 81
Views: 11696

Re: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?

The CL600 to CRJ1000 huge stretch again says that rear engines may make for bigger stretches.
Any clever explanation why this is so? Is it so?

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