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by kennyomg
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Final report of Lion Air JT610 has been released
Replies: 231
Views: 45498

Re: Updated: Final report of Lion Air JT610 has been released

Wait... what?? At 23:22:33 UTC, the flaps reached the fully retracted position and the automatic AND trim was active for about 10 seconds , during which the horizontal stabilizer pitch trim decreased from 6.1 to 3.8 units. At 23:22:41 UTC, the Captain instructed the FO to select flaps 1 and the DFD...

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by kennyomg
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Final report of Lion Air JT610 has been released
Replies: 231
Views: 45498

Re: Updated: Final report of Lion Air JT610 has been released

Wait... what?? At 23:22:33 UTC, the flaps reached the fully retracted position and the automatic AND trim was active for about 10 seconds , during which the horizontal stabilizer pitch trim decreased from 6.1 to 3.8 units. At 23:22:41 UTC, the Captain instructed the FO to select flaps 1 and the DFDR...

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by kennyomg
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 125
Views: 18124

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/AIG deal

The existing 4500-frame customer base (including the two who suffered fatal hull losses) continuing to hold on to their orders is a stronger vote of confidence. The existing 4500-frame customer base did very little to arrest the erosion of BA stock lately. The 200 strong order bumped it by 8% in pr...

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by kennyomg
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?
Replies: 70
Views: 8871

Re: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?

MalevTU134 wrote:
KUL-JNB-CPT-EZE was restarted in 2002 and went on for several years again


Amazingly they kept flying it until 2011.

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by kennyomg
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 31727

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

LH doesn't have F on their A350 because they're being used out of MUC only. Before LH moved some A380 to MUC there wasn't supposed to be any F out if MUC anymore. This is quite inaccurate. They do have loads of 346s based in MUC with F and they do and will want to capture the Bavarian high rollers....

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by kennyomg
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes
Replies: 130
Views: 19963

Re: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes

dcajet wrote:
Has anyone heard of this “Decision Maker” card from BA?

BA Premiere, all new members have to be approved by the BA board. Usually handed out to people controlling important corp account spending. One of the perks is unlimited free upgrade from Biz to F, availability permitting.

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by kennyomg
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should the government regulate minimum seating space
Replies: 130
Views: 5836

Re: Should the government regulate minimum seating space

Absolutely not. Each citizen has the personal responsibility to buy what fits them. What’s next, regulating minimum shoe sizes? You simply don't understand the question. I'm 6'6", need 12 shoes. You're (no idea but let's assume) 5'2" and need size 7. Now would it be fair if Adidas charged...

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by kennyomg
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE's new branding campaign - 'Go Korean'
Replies: 13
Views: 2939

Re: KE's new branding campaign - 'Go Korean'

Should have been "Go Korean - Go Nuts!"

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by kennyomg
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New standing "seats"
Replies: 50
Views: 6856

Re: New "seats"

Will never get certified for the simple reason there's not enough head room for people over 1.75 in any but the aisle seats. Currently the bins on an A320 are at about 145 cm from the cabin floor, extending over the middle and window seats. So anyone above 175 or so simply won't fit, physically, and...

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by kennyomg
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 438502

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Mind you I said 2. Still waiting for the first airline to publicly state to Airbus to build this longer A321 with new wings and engines. Airbus has no long term projects right now, they could announce the A322 at Farnborough if they wanted too. An A320 replacement, not a 321 stretch. A simple stretc...

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by kennyomg
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 438502

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

I strongly believe the next clean sheet Boeing plane will be a 737 replacement. Whether that will double as the MoM or not, to be seen. For the 797 = MoM there are 2 scenarios. In the first it's a twin with 290-330 pax capacity (max), optimized to 4-5k nm, etc etc etc. Airbus' obvious answer will be...

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by kennyomg
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Indian operations profitable for United Airlines?
Replies: 65
Views: 10825

Re: Are Indian operations profitable for United Airlines?

Now granted this is only one weekend, but it seems that UA is starting to be squeesed out of the market by AC (connecting passengers) You do realize UA is in a joint venture with AC over the Atlantic which extends to India (and beyond) so saying AC is squeezing UA is like saying UA is squeezing UA ...

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by kennyomg
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On-board showers on Emirates' A380
Replies: 18
Views: 11662

Re: On-board showers on Emirates' A380

Etihad asks the pax before departure if they are planning on taking a shower and fills the water tank accordingly.

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by kennyomg
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 37998

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

dtw2hyd is playing a very disingenous game here, deflecting from the real issue by trying to assign blame for the fuel situation. All the while the actual issue at hand is this: AC: MAYDAY fuel! ATC: lalalala AC: MAYDAY fuel!! ATC: dum-di-dumm, dum-di-dummm AC: MAYDAY fuel!!! ATC: doo-bapppa-di-bapp...

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by kennyomg
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 22453

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

People saying F is going the way of the dodo, especially for BA have no grasp on reality. LHR is an extremely huge and wealthy market that's able to supply all those seats with pax happily paying for the pointy end. What's shameful is BA exploiting their fortress position in LHR, and their ex-LHR ne...

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by kennyomg
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part
Replies: 188
Views: 23055

Re: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part

Oh, please. no carrier accept other airlines PAX when they cancel flights due to bad WX. they do that to keep the seats for their customer's. If your going to dog on DL then, at least let people who aren't in the industry know that's every airlines policy not just DL. If DL had CNX the flight AA wo...

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by kennyomg
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Reserves Seats for Women
Replies: 33
Views: 3407

Re: Air India Reserves Seats for Women

How we raise our boys in our culture? Oh that is not to be questioned! How can we be so "anti-national" and question our own culture?! Shiva! Shiva! Mitron! You seem stressed out, how about I get you a glass of cow urine and we can discuss the ancient Indian art of flying? Seriously tho, ...

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by kennyomg
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Seat width @9ab: significant drawback vs. A350?
Replies: 101
Views: 16039

Re: 787 Seat width @9ab: significant drawback vs. A350?

People here seem to conveniently forget that EK has a 33" pitch in Y which makes a world of difference from the 31" used by US/EU carriers nowadays. The other issue is people are getting bigger (not the "fat Americans" kind of stereotype) and when the average height is approachin...

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by kennyomg
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does an airline see about you on the computer?
Replies: 66
Views: 13230

Re: What does an airline see about you on the computer?

This smelled typical UA from the OP on. VC10er, if you're a GS member you have to face one sad fact: GS agents are selected based on their customer service skills, not their actual knowledge/problem solving ability. Many a times the 1K desk can provide better assistance, assuming you have time to as...

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