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by 3rdGen
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14108

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

Nowadays you can get all the way to gate without having to confront any airline staff. And I believe some airlines are trialing automated boarding machines as well. But for the time being would someone at the gate know to check your credit card?

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by 3rdGen
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.
Replies: 61
Views: 14187

Re: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.

Some Aircraft face moderate to severe turbulence throughout the world on a daily basis. It was bad form by the crew to not reassure passengers. I find QR crew to be quite robotic. The vast majority don't seem to have more than 3-4 years experience and only do what the company tells them, they have l...

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by 3rdGen
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants
Replies: 28
Views: 4121

Re: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants

As for getting their hands on the technology they already have planes in China that they can reverse engineer.

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by 3rdGen
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 34804

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Hyperloop technology could cut the time it takes to travel from Riyadh to Jeddah to 46 minutes. -The Hyperloop system may seem far off in the future, but the reality is that some outlandish concepts are getting closer to the mainstream. I wonder what does this mean for the Saudi Arabian and GCC avi...

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by 3rdGen
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficial: Qatar Airways to leave One World Alliance
Replies: 176
Views: 11284

Re: Unofficial: Qatar Airways to leave One World Alliance

Maybe AAB is taking this all a bit too personally. If his bean counters can show that OW is increasing revenue why leave? Because AA and QA are not your bests friends?

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by 3rdGen
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 34804

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

https://simpleflying.com/qatar-last-a340-flights/
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Qatar Airways to retire A340-600 at the end of the month.

https://simpleflying.com/qatar-last-a340-flights/

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by 3rdGen
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 314
Views: 34804

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Air Arabia to start daily flights to KUL starting from 01JUL19. Wow how interesting. This is the first time I see the new A321 NEO using it's range to go to open up never before possible routes for the 320 family. The big money is of course connecting pax between KUL and JED. Are there any other lo...

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by 3rdGen
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies
Replies: 104
Views: 18043

Re: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies

The issue is that QR already flies to every major European City and many secondary ones. I simply don't see where else they would want to go. They might end up taking pax from the cities they already fly to rather than adding new capacity. The only real benefit would be adding capacity to the major ...

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by 3rdGen
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 614 off the runway at Halifax
Replies: 9
Views: 5184

Re: Air Canada 614 off the runway at Halifax

So Halifax claims another victim. Highlights the still poor state of proper runway contamination reporting.

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by 3rdGen
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show
Replies: 69
Views: 13596

Re: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show

He's already stated that the first A380s will start leaving by 2025. In addition the 340s will all he gone by the end of the year. The 330s should be phased out in the next 5 years. As for the 777 the oldest one is 12 years old. I'm not sure but I feel that the ME3 avoid using aircraft past 15 year...

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by 3rdGen
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show
Replies: 69
Views: 13596

Re: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show

He's already stated that the first A380s will start leaving by 2025. In addition the 340s will all he gone by the end of the year. The 330s should be phased out in the next 5 years. As for the 777 the oldest one is 12 years old. I'm not sure but I feel that the ME3 avoid using aircraft past 15 years...

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by 3rdGen
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways have an eye on RwandAir
Replies: 3
Views: 1406

Re: Qatar Airways have an eye on RwandAir

I don't really see what Qatar Airways or any other carrier could envisage doing with RwandAir. Firstly Qatar Airways has a good network around East Africa flying to almost every country in the Eastern half of Africa. And in some cases flying to more than one destantion in the country. The other majo...

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by 3rdGen
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 10618

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

The airlines perspective is this, there are two separate products, A to B and A to C (the second is cheaper). It so happens though that there is a chance that an individual can book A to C and yet manage to get away with the more expensive A to B trip. From the perspective of the airline this is ch...

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by 3rdGen
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 10618

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

The airlines perspective is this, there are two separate products, A to B and A to C (the second is cheaper). It so happens though that there is a chance that an individual can book A to C and yet manage to get away with the more expensive A to B trip. From the perspective of the airline this is che...

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by 3rdGen
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Logic behind helicopter taxiing
Replies: 65
Views: 12571

Re: Logic behind helicopter taxiing

No one has mentioned down wash from the blades? Might be an issue on the apron, no?

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by 3rdGen
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Operate B787 17-Hour Non-Stop "Secret" Flight (13- Crew) to Bring Back Single Economic Fugitive
Replies: 36
Views: 11886

Re: Air India to Operate B787 17-Hour Non-Stop "Secret" Flight (13- Crew) to Bring Back Single Economic Fugitive

Most likely due to security concerns would be my guess. If you can avoid having to put a plane down with a “high value” fugitive on board, less chance of something happening during the stop. Even with all the security precautions. This is not a dangerous fugitive- -- just someone who committed a wh...

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by 3rdGen
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR and stairs
Replies: 32
Views: 6651

Re: QR and stairs

DOH airport is already too small for QR operation after only around 5 years of operation. It has been planned extremely badly. Once came off a flight from Kuwait and was parked on a remote stand on the other side of the airport from the main terminal, in the middle of Summer! And the rest of the air...

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by 3rdGen
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR and stairs
Replies: 32
Views: 6651

Re: QR and stairs

RichardWelling wrote:
On a side note, how does that work with handling handicapped people who are wheelchair bound? Would ground staff have to carry the person down the stairs?


There's a lift similair to the catering vehicles. Usually positioned on the right side of the aircraft.

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by 3rdGen
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain plans to sink a B747
Replies: 49
Views: 12738

Re: Bahrain plans to sink a B747

The aircraft was in Fujairah in the UAE a few days ago. Video included. http://m.gdnonline.com/vicontentdetails.html?id=471422 Abu Dhabi: A decommissioned Boeing 747 passenger plane is on its way to Bahrain to become the star attraction of the recently announced eco-friendly underwater theme park. H...

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by 3rdGen
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The solution to drone safety issues
Replies: 64
Views: 6194

Re: The solution to drone safety issues

A drone is a vehicle. Unmanned but a vehicle nevertheless. Therefore all drones should require a unique I'd like a car license plate or aircraft registration. They should have an inbuilt software that emits that id i.e. transponder. And the user must be licensed. Using a drone should cost an annual ...

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by 3rdGen
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 350
Views: 33814

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Flyadeal introduces a new and innovative lower airfares product, "Cargo Passenger Class", :biggrin: :biggrin: Product page "source" https://i.postimg.cc/5yLPP0rs/Screen-Shot-2018-12-16-at-12-02-25-PM.png Is this for real? It seems to actually be a page on their website? Is Decem...

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by 3rdGen
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 350
Views: 33814

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

I remember booking a wataniya flight only to be told a few hours before departure that it was cancelled and that I was put on the flight the next day. Didn't want to travel the next day, as I was connecting at Kuwait and had no where to stay for the night. When I enquired with some of the gh agents ...

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by 3rdGen
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo: From 0 to 200 aircraft in 12 years
Replies: 22
Views: 3513

Re: IndiGo: From 0 to 200 aircraft in 12 years

Goes to show what a well run company can accomplish in India. The market has always been there, and it has potential to grow even bigger. But the established players were inefficient and corrupt. Indigo is actually being run by business professionals. All the best to them. ME3 watch out.

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by 3rdGen
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VietJet A321neo Nose Gear Wheels Ripped Off During Landing
Replies: 19
Views: 8937

Re: VietJet A321neo Nose Gear Wheels Ripped Off During Landing

The pictures show that the wheels have completely detached. And cleanly. Very strange. Usually you would see a mangled mess of a wheel and it's rim. But they both seem to have been completely detached.

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by 3rdGen
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18006

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

For those who say that it would be discriminating against larger people if airlines forced them to buy a second seat I ask what about the rights of the passengers whose space they are eating up? Would it be acceptable if one were to purchase a product and be told that the one he has bought has a def...

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by 3rdGen
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates overflying Qatar?
Replies: 7
Views: 4118

Re: Emirates overflying Qatar?

I've also read this somewhere on this forum that the high-altitude Qatari airspace is managed by Bahrain Center (correct me if I'm wrong) so if Bahrain made the call I won't be surprised. Michael Yes the high level airspace above Qatar is technically controlled by Bahrain Control but the airspace d...

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by 3rdGen
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates overflying Qatar?
Replies: 7
Views: 4118

Re: Emirates overflying Qatar?

I've also read this somewhere on this forum that the high-altitude Qatari airspace is managed by Bahrain Center (correct me if I'm wrong) so if Bahrain made the call I won't be surprised. Michael Yes the high level airspace above Qatar is technically controlled by Bahrain Controlbut the airspace di...

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by 3rdGen
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates overflying Qatar?
Replies: 7
Views: 4118

Re: Emirates overflying Qatar?

That would have been due to weather. There are no airways over Qatar except for aircraft landing there.

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by 3rdGen
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 joined by other Middle Eastern carriers
Replies: 29
Views: 3942

Re: ME3 joined by other Middle Eastern carriers

3 is already too many. Looks more like ME2.5 right now

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by 3rdGen
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways upgrades part of A350 order to biggest model
Replies: 7
Views: 3117

Re: Qatar Airways upgrades part of A350 order to biggest model

So what does that mean for total mix of 900/1000 Qatar will have? I believe the original order was a 40/40 split. But then QR cancelled 4? Originally they had decided to cancel 4 900s that were on the flight line but after one of the Airbus execs flew to Qatar and had a private meeting with the Emi...

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by 3rdGen
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways upgrades part of A350 order to biggest model
Replies: 7
Views: 3117

Re: Qatar Airways upgrades part of A350 order to biggest model

So what does that mean for total mix of 900/1000 Qatar will have? I believe the original order was a 40/40 split. But then QR cancelled 4? Originally they had decided to cancel 4 900s that were on the flight line but after one of the Airbus execs flew to Qatar and had a private meeting with the Emir...

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by 3rdGen
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air to receive four 787s with crew rest areas for flights to New York and Washington D.C
Replies: 43
Views: 7431

Re: Gulf Air to receive four 787s with crew rest areas for flights to New York and Washington D.C

Should do JFK and try for Toronto. Canada is massively underserved. They aren't the best airline in the ME. But they have a new terminal in Bahrain that will come online by 2020.

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by 3rdGen
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’
Replies: 25
Views: 6865

Re: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’

Having traveled to the US a lot over the past couple of years I feel that the problem is deeper than just the aviation industry. There is a sort of malaise amongst the workers in the hospitality sector. There isn't a genuine desire to help, the courtesy one gets is usually what people are trained fo...

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by 3rdGen
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’
Replies: 25
Views: 6865

Re: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’

What I never understood or still fail to understand is why American carriers cannot think outside the box. What about a partnership between an American carriers and an Indian carrier. Try to develop an airline that would take passengers off the ME3. That would significantly hurt the ME3 I believe D...

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by 3rdGen
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’
Replies: 25
Views: 6865

Re: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’

What I never understood or still fail to understand is why American carriers cannot think outside the box.

What about a partnership between an American carriers and an Indian carrier. Try to develop an airline that would take passengers off the ME3. That would significantly hurt the ME3

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by 3rdGen
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 630604

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Just to clarify with everyone on the forum. The short form is 35K not 35J.

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by 3rdGen
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India lands on runway-under-construction in Male (Maldives)
Replies: 29
Views: 6639

Re: Air India lands on runway-under-construction in Male (Maldives)

What strikes me about this story is that Male are building a 2nd runway! What for? 1. Does Hulhule Intl even have the traffic to support parallel runway ops? Or is it some kind of vanity thing? 2. Where even is the room for a 2nd runway, going by the overhead pictures of the airport? : Male airport...

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by 3rdGen
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super Constellation simulator video
Replies: 6
Views: 1607

Re: Super Constellation simulator video

There's a Super Connie sim at a restaurant called RUNWAY 34 at the threshhold if Runway 34 at Zurich airport. The Restaurant http://www.runway34.ch The Sims http://www.simacademy.ch There's also a Il-14 in the middle of the restaurant. Any aviation fan should check it out if ever in Zurich

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by 3rdGen
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 630604

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Do higher cycle costs outweigh higher weight costs over the lifetime of the frame or vice versa? I guess it depends on lots of variables but overall can one say its usually less one way or other? Do you mean do higher cycle costs out weigh the potential revenue earned by having an aircraft that can...

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by 3rdGen
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 630604

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I know of some airlines that simply change the official MTOW of an aircraft depending on the sector. A placard is kept in the cockpit which states the aircraft MTOW. For certain sectors it is changed and the aircraft is now magically recertified to a lower MTOW. It's a way to pay lower airport fees ...

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by 3rdGen
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India-South America flights . Commercially nonviable?
Replies: 16
Views: 2124

Re: India-South America flights . Commercially nonviable?

There's already a one stop option via ME3. If the Indian airlines got their act together it might be a good way to connect the Eastern part of South America to East Asia.

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by 3rdGen
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Accused of Dumping Passengers During Major Storm Event
Replies: 19
Views: 3375

Re: Jet Airways Accused of Dumping Passengers During Major Storm Event

I fail to understand why all this talk of languages has popped up. It has
nothing to do with anything. A passengers who has paid for a flight from point A to point B has ended up at point C. I'm not sure what Indian regulations are regarding this.

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by 3rdGen
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST
Replies: 25
Views: 7453

Re: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST


Some airports have different colored taxiways for this very reason. FRA comes to mind. Yellow center lane, blue and red outer lanes for narrowbodies.

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Yes that's true. But sometimes a dirt yellow line can look orange. I wonder if this had anything to do with the incident.

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by 3rdGen
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST
Replies: 25
Views: 7453

Re: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST

Yup that airport is high risk for collisions. They need that new airport ASAP.

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by 3rdGen
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Qatar Airways didn't get slot increase in Canada like Emirates and Etihad?
Replies: 18
Views: 3099

Re: Why Qatar Airways didn't get slot increase in Canada like Emirates and Etihad?

I still don't understand why QR doesn't use the open skies with the US to Target Canadians. Namely using Detroit and Seattle. And what about Buffalo, can it handle a wide body.

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by 3rdGen
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: According to Flightglobal fate of Gulf Air A220 order depends on 'agreements'
Replies: 69
Views: 18359

Re: Gulf Air to cancel C-Series order

Their bigger problem is shitty airport. Now that Muscat has open new terminal, Bahrain's airport is the worst in the region. Inside is like most US airports. Built in the 70s and never updated. I don't know what's the progress on the construction of the new terminal, but I don't see them finishing ...

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by 3rdGen
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways giving one of their 777s a beautiful makeover
Replies: 30
Views: 11182

Re: Qatar Airways giving one of their 777s a beautiful makeover

And they introduce this 6 days before the end of the tournament? Shouldn't this have been in place like 3-6 months in advance. This livery will last a week before the tournament it celebrates finishes and the world moves onto it's next fix. Ridiculous. Qatar is hosting the World Cup in 2022. Ok. Go...

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by 3rdGen
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways giving one of their 777s a beautiful makeover
Replies: 30
Views: 11182

Re: Qatar Airways giving one of their 777s a beautiful makeover

And they introduce this 6 days before the end of the tournament? Shouldn't this have been in place like 3-6 months in advance. This livery will last a week before the tournament it celebrates finishes and the world moves onto it's next fix.

Ridiculous.

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by 3rdGen
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to dump entire A330F fleet, favors 777F
Replies: 53
Views: 12875

Re: QR to dump entire A330F fleet, favors 777F

QR is also slowly getting rid of it's 330 pax fleet. That might also be an additional consideration. Whereas they have the 777x on order. So they mighty we'll be flying the the 777s in passenger configuration for a much longer time.

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by 3rdGen
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy's Inaugurates Flight From Milan to New York
Replies: 46
Views: 8637

Re: Air Italy's Inaugurates Flight From Milan to New York

Having the maroon in their scheme is a good idea as it means that the QR aircraft interiors fit in. That gives a good first impression. What does white blue and yellow have to do with Germany. Or red and white with India? If they offer a good product at a competitive price they'll do just fine. I do...

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