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by hodavid1985
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Everybody gets three boarding passes in Japan. Why?
Replies: 9
Views: 1321

Re: Everybody gets three boarding passes in Japan. Why?

Huh? You only get one boarding pass. At security, you get a receipt that says you passed through security. I don't know what you're referring to at the gate. You can even print out your boarding pass at home, and that's the same piece of paper that will get you on the plane. Yes that's right. Japan...

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by hodavid1985
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who will take Thomas Cook’s planes
Replies: 63
Views: 12190

Re: Who will take Thomas Cook’s planes

bcbhokie wrote:
For anyone affected by the 737MAX groundings, these aircraft could get placed very quickly on short term leases. Icelandair comes to mind for the 757s, for example.


Agree, same as those from 9W

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by hodavid1985
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HX A359 B-LGD left the fleet?
Replies: 14
Views: 3935

Re: HX A359 B-LGD left the fleet?

SueD wrote:
Is that one of the 359s going South African ?


Those going to SAA are the NTU one

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by hodavid1985
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HX A359 B-LGD left the fleet?
Replies: 14
Views: 3935

Re: HX A359 B-LGD left the fleet?

Hong Kong Airlines is downsizing their operation due to recent events at Hong Kong and they are not making money. Returning and grounding aircraft to their lessors. Cutting frequency. Few current A330 are also stored at HKG at the moment. They are not taking any new delivery too. Yeah. But till now...

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by hodavid1985
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: XL Airways in judicial liquidation
Replies: 60
Views: 16282

Re: XL Airways France stops selling tickets

SCQ83 wrote:
Aigle Azur, XL, who is next? Thomas Cook.


Unfortunately you are right, they are on the edge now

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by hodavid1985
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where are the Avianca's A318 going?
Replies: 34
Views: 5416

Re: Where are the Avianca's A318 going?

IFlyVeryLittle wrote:
A bit off topic, but how and why did this variant of the A-320 even get built? I mean, I've never heard anyone ever say they were a good idea. Or if it was a good idea, it didn't stay that way for long.


same as why B737-600 were built

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by hodavid1985
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 100
Views: 15997

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

One reason why this route has been 'losing money for years' but still stick around could be departure time ex-HKG for JFK, which I think few has mentioned so far. It enables a red-eye departure at the midnight bank ex-HKG. To replace this 1 stop flight will mean departing HKG at around 4am. I am no...

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by hodavid1985
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 100
Views: 15997

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

Likely partially due to the current problems in HK resulting a 40% drop in tourism among other things. This was a nice red-eye for YVR travellers as it arrived early in NYC allowing for a full day of business or pleasure, coupled with great Cathay service and a premium experience overall. The sourc...

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by hodavid1985
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Powerbank causes fire on China Eastern A320neo MU2809 NKG-XMN
Replies: 22
Views: 6200

Re: Powerbank causes fire on China Eastern A320neo MU2809 NKG-XMN

I guess Jackie Chan is correct, "Chinese stuff will explode" :duck: :duck: More seriously, though, at least the fire is more or less contained to an area. If anything it's not too different from "exploding phone battery" anyway. Including those parts made in China on the Boeing ...

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by hodavid1985
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Powerbank causes fire on China Eastern A320neo MU2809 NKG-XMN
Replies: 22
Views: 6200

Re: Powerbank causes fire on China Eastern A320neo MU2809 NKG-XMN

In my experience, China polices and emphasises not putting batteries/powerbanks in the hold and not using powerbanks in-flight more strongly than most other countries. For example, every powerbank is examined as you go through the security checkpoints, I don't see this elsewhere in the world. I'm g...

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by hodavid1985
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Powerbank causes fire on China Eastern A320neo MU2809 NKG-XMN
Replies: 22
Views: 6200

Re: Powerbank causes fire on China Eastern A320neo MU2809 NKG-XMN

My concern isn’t so much them being in the cabin, that’s manageable. My concern is how many people put these in their checked luggage. Or other bigger batteries like those that are being built into suit cases. I agree with you. Sadly, I do not think we can really expet such measurement to be enforc...

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by hodavid1985
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Departure Gate Assignment
Replies: 34
Views: 5804

Re: Airport Departure Gate Assignment

One thing I’ve always wondered about when travelling mainly through UK airports is, that departure gates are only announced shortly before boarding begins. Other large airports like FRA, MUC, and AMS seem to announce the departure gates well in advance. Why is it different? It always makes me feel ...

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by hodavid1985
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do some airlines/airports still rip off a portion of your boarding pass at boarding?
Replies: 10
Views: 3197

Re: Why do some airlines/airports still rip off a portion of your boarding pass at boarding?

zuckie13 wrote:
Doesn't counting this just become useless today with the proliferation of mobile boarding passes? The count will never be the whole story since some number of customers had no paper.


I saw many agents marked the seq # of passengers using mobile bp so it should not be a problem

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by hodavid1985
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Departure Gate Assignment
Replies: 34
Views: 5804

Re: Airport Departure Gate Assignment

In some cases it's also because the gate is still in use for the previous flight and therefor you don't want people for the next flight standing at the gate yet. The gate is only being announced once the previous flight has completed boarding. I often use this as a trick to figure out which gate wi...

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by hodavid1985
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Ends San Francisco
Replies: 31
Views: 7659

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Ends San Francisco

Rumour said that all 350 will go to HU in exchange of 320
All long haul flights will be cancelled

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by hodavid1985
Fri May 03, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will SQ replace its 773As on the CGK and MNL routes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1449

Re: What will SQ replace its 773As on the CGK and MNL routes?

SQ don’t care about the number of seat in Y very much for CGK, but the do care in J &F.
They had even send 345 to CGK between long haul flights

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by hodavid1985
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 48169

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

WN accepts fuel in place of customer acceptance flights https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1382525&p=20434515&hilit=wn+customer+acceptance+flights#p20434515 This is not accurate. Boeing provides fuel to the customers final destination or first stop with each delivery. S...

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by hodavid1985
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two SIA 787s grounded owing to Trent 1000 TEN HPT issue
Replies: 65
Views: 17994

Re: Two SIA 787s grounded owing to Trent 1000 TEN HPT issue

Their first 787-10 flight from HKG had to return to the gate because of engine issue,
Which resulted in a few hours delay of the flight.

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by hodavid1985
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 48169

Re: WN will fly all the MAX8 storage in Victorville,Ca.

Why are they accepting aircraft they cannot use? Accepting aircrafts now means once the issue is cleared, They can have more flyable 737Max on hand immediately, especially when it is summer peak season some months later. At that time Boeing will probably experiencing delivery jam and further delay ...

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by hodavid1985
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weren’t EIS smoother in the ‘80s/‘90s?
Replies: 9
Views: 1386

Re: Weren’t EIS smoother in the ‘80s/‘90s?

I believe it is due to the trend that we have pushed the new planes to the edge of current technology limit, therefore more and more issues are found therefore less smoother EIS for the new generation planes I.e. 787 380 320neo and 737MAX then the older generation one. Same occurred when 747 DC10 an...

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