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by p201055r
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A preview of the next Air Force 1 colour scheme?
Replies: 1
Views: 668

A preview of the next Air Force 1 colour scheme?

Noticed this on Reuters this morning, and haven’t seen the subject mentioned elsewhere (so far).... The 748 (or so it seems to me) is a little out of focus, and since PIA is unlikely to order a batch of the type, there’s no other logical reason why the model might be displayed in that particular off...

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by p201055r
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh
Replies: 119
Views: 18763

Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

AF are insisting absolutely 100% that I'll make a 45 minute connection in CDG and are also saying the earlier flights DUB-CDG are fully booked. They aren't. ====================== They're selling seats on them! Everything is written, so they've no wiggle room Apologies, I think I misunderstood you,...

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by p201055r
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh
Replies: 119
Views: 18763

Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

AF are insisting absolutely 100% that I'll make a 45 minute connection in CDG and are also saying the earlier flights DUB-CDG are fully booked. They aren't. Anyone any experience of dealing with AF in CDG for a rebooking? There are no further flights to my final destination on AF for two days - the...

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by p201055r
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N723AR what's it doing?
Replies: 15
Views: 4732

Re: N723AR what's it doing?

bennett123 wrote:
What is an E/O turret?.


Electro-Optical, I think.

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by p201055r
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 214855

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Clearly there's much disgust and dissatisfaction with the way the site now appears and operates; serious issues concerning identity revelation and photo copyright and so much more. As I mentioned earlier, I sincerely hope this can all be fixed sooner rather than later. My drop-in visits are less now...

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by p201055r
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 214855

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

The management of change is one of the great management challenges! Acceptance is made easier when users feel they have had some visible input into the new system, some "ownership". (Sorry for the buzzwords etc - from a previous life!) My first reaction to the innovation is adverse. I don'...

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by p201055r
Fri May 27, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE 777 Fire @ HND
Replies: 97
Views: 28506

RE: KE 777 Fire @ HND

Seven humans reportedly injured in the evacuation but all carry-on baggage evacuated by slide seems to have escaped unscathed. When will pax learn that an evacuation isn't something routine? When will airlines enforce the rules? And when will the collective "luck" run out and deaths occur because th...

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by p201055r
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH In Talks With SK Over Stake; Acquire Rest Of SN
Replies: 60
Views: 17387

RE: LH In Talks With SK Over Stake; Acquire Rest Of SN

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AirPacific747" class="quote" target="_blank">AirPacific747</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>........ Here in Scandinavia w...

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by p201055r
Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best, Least-used Runways?
Replies: 106
Views: 16310

RE: Best, Least-used Runways?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RRTrent" class="quote" target="_blank">RRTrent</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table border="0...

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by p201055r
Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Estonian Air Insolvency Imminent?
Replies: 33
Views: 6680

RE: Estonian Air Insolvency Imminent?

I'm hearing the cessation of business was confirmed at 1500z today.

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by p201055r
Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kolavia A321 crashes in Sinai / Egypt - Part 1
Replies: 206
Views: 82098

Kolavia A321 crashes in Sinai / Egypt - Part 1

A most terrible tragedy, RIP to those who have died and comfort to those now bereft & in mourning. ISIS? As a terror group (and from how they have behaved in the past), they would claim at least an input into bringing the aircraft down, now wouldn't they? Terror needs an audience to succeed. I'm...

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by p201055r
Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Woman Hangs Herself In Istanbul Airport
Replies: 70
Views: 19373

RE: British Woman Hangs Herself In Istanbul Airport

There seems to be much more to this than first reported:-

Mystery surrounds sudden death of former BBC journalist
http://jrnl.ie/2397867

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by p201055r
Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca A321 With CFM Engines
Replies: 17
Views: 6896

RE: Avianca A321 With CFM Engines

Can't offer an opinion as to the engines, primer type/colour or the c/n, but the fin leading-edge decal seems to be in the Airbus in-house scheme and the fin-top attachment seems to be a non-routine item for first flight machines (am open to correction there) and more usually used for manufacturer's...

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by p201055r
Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines A350 Emerges From Paint
Replies: 94
Views: 29855

RE: Vietnam Airlines A350 Emerges From Paint

The fitting of the engines will give more balance and presence to this imposing aircraft. It looks a little gawky and ungainly without its power plants.

Am I right to presume the wing leading edges have a gold-yellow-brown coloured protective overcoat which will be removed before first flight?

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by p201055r
Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hangar Queens
Replies: 70
Views: 20202

RE: Hangar Queens

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bennett123" class="quote" target="_blank">bennett123</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> One stand...

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by p201055r
Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hangar Queens
Replies: 70
Views: 20202

RE: Hangar Queens

Was one of Monarch's A300s - G-OZBB maybe - reputedly plagued with reliability problems during its service?

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by p201055r
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells LHR Slot Pair For US$60MM
Replies: 80
Views: 19703

RE: SAS Sells LHR Slot Pair For US$60MM

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kl911" class="quote" target="_blank">kl911</a> (<a href="#64" class="quote">Reply 64</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Strikes me as a tou...

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by p201055r
Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells LHR Slot Pair For US$60MM
Replies: 80
Views: 19703

RE: SAS Sells LHR Slot Pair For US$60MM

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/diverdave" class="quote" target="_blank">diverdave</a> (<a href="#36" class="quote">Reply 36</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> During the ...

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by p201055r
Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First Baby Delivered On A B787
Replies: 24
Views: 6012

RE: First Baby Delivered On A B787

Good news for a change with the 787 acting in a supporting rôle. Congrats to the parents and child, whatever their or the baby's nationality/passport details etc - I hope all is well. Now....back to normal folks! A little 787 bashing/doubting and maybe the debate will morph into an Airbus vs Boeing ...

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by p201055r
Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Change Mahraja Mascot To Ordinary Man
Replies: 55
Views: 11796

RE: Air India Change Mahraja Mascot To Ordinary Man

This or any attempt at "hip" rebranding can't undo the mess - financial and otherwise - which <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> at least, if not much of Indian aviation which is under direct Government influence, seems to be in. Throwing money at it, while failing to acknowledge the underlying...

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by p201055r
Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Offers Police Free Flights To Attend Funeral
Replies: 44
Views: 10591

RE: B6 Offers Police Free Flights To Attend Funeral

"to act from pure benevolence is not possible for finite beings. Human benevolence is mingled with vanity, interest, or some other motive"
Boswell: Life

However, condolences to those who mourn the passing of their loved ones or colleagues in any violent circumstance.

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by p201055r
Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Air Austral Livery
Replies: 28
Views: 7769

RE: New Air Austral Livery

Appalling, methinks and at least worthy of an immediate refund of fees from the designer to the airline. The tail ornamentation has a vague undertone of a rabbit sitting, facing away from the viewer. The stylised a (or ⍺ or whatever it is supposed to be) is too large on the fuselage and to have it r...

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by p201055r
Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/14: Imagination In Flight
Replies: 204
Views: 23357

RE: Irish 12/14: Imagination In Flight

And just when everything seemed to be going smoothly................

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...ss-of-priceless-ring-30778321.html

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by p201055r
Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hidden-City Ticketing Lawsuit
Replies: 90
Views: 14214

RE: Hidden-City Ticketing Lawsuit

I have to say I have very mixed feelings on this - which seems maybe more CONUS-applicable than here in Europe. Perhaps not an exact equivalence, but, if SAS can fly me to Dublin via Copenhagen (outward and return) for less than two-thirds the price of a direct Arlanda - Dublin return SAS flight, al...

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by p201055r
Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH17: New Evidence Points To Russian BUK Missile
Replies: 204
Views: 30707

RE: MH17: New Evidence Points To Russian BUK Missile

I think there is little doubt MH17 was shot down by Russian-supplied/sponsored/supported elements in (let's call it) "Greater" Ukraine and most likely they were separatists. I also think it unlikely any individual or group will ever be arraigned for this as I expect summary "justice" has already bee...

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by p201055r
Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Report The Bugs Here (Part 8)
Replies: 511
Views: 16375

RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 8)

And....the ubiquitous "default image" blue place-holder is still with us!

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by p201055r
Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: This Flight Crew Was Simply Amazing
Replies: 33
Views: 22035

RE: This Flight Crew Was Simply Amazing

The incident seems to have occurred in 2008 and to have first been aired in an alleged pilot's blog in July of that year. The logic/need for it to come to the fore some six years (plus) later is not immediately clear. This maudlin writing doesn't appeal to me at all - in fact I can feel my shoulder ...

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by p201055r
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia-Etihad Expo 2015 Livery Spotted
Replies: 37
Views: 12790

RE: Alitalia-Etihad Expo 2015 Livery Spotted

Bright, unusual and full of colour - perhaps too much of the red hues, but al least it's not euro-white, so for that, well done!
I wonder how it will bear the ravages of winter pollution?
Good or bad, though, it only has to be endured until the end of next year, I suppose.

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by p201055r
Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada Cracks Down On Carry-On Luggage Size
Replies: 31
Views: 7025

RE: Air Canada Cracks Down On Carry-On Luggage Siz

Is this not a case of “damned if we do, damned if we don’t”? Enforce the self-imposed rules and risk alienating potential passengers or ignore the rules and alienate existing passengers. And where in all of this might issues of aircraft and pax safety come in? Some years ago on an SAS flight in Euro...

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by p201055r
Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways New Livery Unveiled
Replies: 156
Views: 44486

RE: Etihad Airways New Livery Unveiled

Refreshingly modern and different from "all the rest".
Unique, yet retains a link with the old scheme.
Well done!

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by p201055r
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Livery For Air Austral
Replies: 29
Views: 12541

RE: New Livery For Air Austral

Overall, I think not! Apart from the abundance of "euro-white", the body titling is big and bold (a plus, in my view); the tailfin graphic is poorly defined and the small logo on top of the fin, combined with those on the fuselage and nacelles) is just too much. The flags and registration block seem...

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by p201055r
Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Rolls Out New Livery - Yellow Bird
Replies: 146
Views: 31755

RE: Spirit Airlines Rolls Out New Livery - Yellow Bird

Refreshingly simple and it will stand out from the all-pervasive and generally boring "euro-whites"!  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/checkmark.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/>  Wonder how it will "weather" over the paint cycle of an aircraft.

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by p201055r
Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Brand 'refresh'
Replies: 12
Views: 14187

RE: Ryanair Brand 'refresh'

Have flown with <acronym title="Ryanair (Ireland)">FR</acronym> a few times - didn't like it, won't return! The <acronym title="Ryanair (Ireland)">FR</acronym> experience, starting at the web-page through to disembarking at the destination was cheap and cheerless. The activities of the baggage gesta...

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by p201055r
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 15
Replies: 251
Views: 93111

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 15

There has been much criticism of the Malaysian authorities and their handling of both the SAR Op and the press/public information. Move away from the comfortable armchair where, safe in the knowledge that a similar occurrence in other parts of the World would be “properly” handled by the AAIB, BEA, ...

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by p201055r
Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing Orders - 2014 - Part 1
Replies: 265
Views: 53553

RE: Airbus And Boeing Orders - 2014 - Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Ab345" class="quote" target="_blank">Ab345</a> (<a href="#136" class="quote">Reply 136</a>):<br/><i>I guess the Singapore show was a hit for Air...

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by p201055r
Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India B787 Fuselage Panel Falls Off Mid Air
Replies: 233
Views: 59447

RE: Air India B787 Fuselage Panel Falls Off Mid Air

And here we go again..... Quite plausibly a case of someone forgetting to secure a panel which had been undone for maintenance or inspection, or just come loose. Quite plausibly only a cursory walk-around before flight, thus the problem wasn't spotted. Seemingly quite irrelevant (but convenient and ...

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by p201055r
Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/13: Flightfest Follow-up
Replies: 208
Views: 33174

RE: Irish 11/13: Flightfest Follow-up

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/OA260" class="quote" target="_blank">OA260</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2013/0918/4749...

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by p201055r
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Hops On Long Haul Aircraft. Common Or Not?
Replies: 92
Views: 17199

RE: Short Hops On Long Haul Aircraft. Common Or Not?

If memory serves, <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> use theirs (-336ERs) quite frequently on "short" hops such as Stockholm, Madrid, Glasgow, Frankfurt, Edinburgh, Copenhagen and Amsterdam There are 6 or 7 aircraft specifically kitted out for the task - about 250 seats, don't know the co...

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by p201055r
Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Booted Off A UA Flight For Taking A Photo
Replies: 269
Views: 36775

RE: Booted Off A UA Flight For Taking A Photo

So here we go again! The decision was made by the aircraft captain - that's what he's paid to do - but seems to have been made having denied the complainant parity of input into the decision process. Flight crew, whether "up front" or in the cabin are there for a purpose and as passengers we are obl...

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by p201055r
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet And The "Bomb" Word - Overreaction?
Replies: 111
Views: 10722

RE: EasyJet And The "Bomb" Word - Overreaction?

Faults on both sides I’d say - the stupidity of the passenger and over-reaction by the airline. Airlines must be security conscious, that’s a given. But consciousness doesn’t have to become paranoia. And the concept of “security” shouldn’t be the sanctuary for staff who may not have read a situation...

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by p201055r
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Says EI Deal Blocked By EU
Replies: 93
Views: 10651

Ryanair Says EI Deal Blocked By EU

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/finnishway" class="quote" target="_blank">finnishway</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i> Nobody cares about Ireland except t...

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by p201055r
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Says EI Deal Blocked By EU
Replies: 93
Views: 10651

Ryanair Says EI Deal Blocked By EU

Three quick points:- 1. Ryanair, a vocal critic of various forms of authority is ever the hapless victim when things go against it (according to its own publicity blurb), but is surprisingly fast to run, seeking succour from the authority of the Courts when an issue can be replayed (and re-publicise...

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by p201055r
Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Cutting Back On Cabin Crew Allowances
Replies: 51
Views: 19122

RE: SQ Cutting Back On Cabin Crew Allowances

Somehow I felt I was missing out on something in this thread, so with apologies to all for being pedantic, old fashioned and dithering(!), trying to reason this out in public and courtesy of various UK Government sites and xe.com, I reckon as follows:- S$900 converted to £ as follows 01 Jul 12 £452....

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by p201055r
Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Liberia Getting Fed-up With DL
Replies: 59
Views: 22634

RE: Liberia Getting Fed-up With DL

Playing to the popular press, I'd say. Maybe there are elections coming up in Liberia, a cabinet reshuffle in the offing or an internal power shift/struggle brewing? A diversionary tactic to cover up some deficiency elsewhere, perhaps? Unfortunately some of the African continent suffers from conspir...

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by p201055r
Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Starting OSL-BKK/JFK And ARN-BKK/JFK
Replies: 101
Views: 5401

RE: Norwegian Starting OSL-BKK/JFK And ARN-BKK/JFK

And the announcement seems to have been well received! <a href="http://www.thelocal.se/44320/20121108/" target="_blank">http://www.thelocal.se/44320/20121108/</a> I wonder if this will cause SAS to further delay its quarterly financial report (press report from this [Thursday] morning, pre the Norwe...

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by p201055r
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tracking Flights With Flight Radar 24 Nah
Replies: 16
Views: 11826

RE: Tracking Flights With Flight Radar 24 Nah

Not sure that I can be more positive than PA515, TonyBurr and flyingalex, apart from saying that the app relies on inputs from enthusiasts, it does not piggy-back on ATC radar. Thus the lack of "visible" aircraft for the original poster when in Bogota, reflects a lack of input rather than the lack o...

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by p201055r
Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Sued Over Sex Toy
Replies: 79
Views: 31143

RE: Airline Sued Over Sex Toy

One is tempted to say that it may be "hard" to get to "the bottom" of this! But seriously, folks, whatever the orientation of the individuals, no-one deserves this kind of abuse. Of course they could - as some people would - have brazened it out, tucked the offending item back deep into the bag and ...

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by p201055r
Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: 2m+ Photos
Replies: 6
Views: 438

2m+ Photos

Congrats to all airliners.net and thanks to all who have contributed to this milestone - your various inputs make this 50 year old hobby of mine so much more enjoyable.

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by p201055r
Tue May 22, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyways Express & City Airline (both SE-)
Replies: 0
Views: 1982

Skyways Express & City Airline (both SE-)

Both have filed for bankruptcy.

All flights cancelled w.e.f. 0400Z this morning.

Source: http://www.thelocal.se/40960/20120522/

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