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by AngMoh
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver
Replies: 65
Views: 12017

Re: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver

That being said, there is a market that has not been discussed. The market between India and Vancouver that thus far, the ME3 have not managed to crack a dent on due to bilateral rights issues. As it is, SIA still has still got a following for traffic from India to N. America. I'm confounded by peo...

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by AngMoh
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route
Replies: 47
Views: 8073

Re: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route

Why dedicate some A359s on short routes if you have a big fleet of 787-10? It could be that the difference is cargo. ADL-SIN is a cargo heavy route with especially food flying from ADL to SIN while I presume SIN-ADL is equipment. SQ is merging the cargo business with pax business and now flying mos...

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by AngMoh
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG gets new President, plans revised turn-around plan, considers refinancing Nok
Replies: 47
Views: 6474

Re: TG gets new President, plans revised turn-around plan, considers refinancing Nok

789 and 359 are almost identical. The reason why some of those carriers in this list have both (VN, CA, JL, MH, CZ, SQ/TR) is due to their own incompetence and for political reasons. I only see JL and SQ as having a competent and national politic free fleet planning department in this area. I think...

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by AngMoh
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul
Replies: 56
Views: 7946

Re: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul

If history is a guide, they will be very careful and considered with any change. Singapore has been a model of brand management in aviation or any other business category. They understand the enormous difference between “brand” and “branding” Sure, the Crane is dated (in design “style” only) it was...

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by AngMoh
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US military interest in cargo bases in space
Replies: 21
Views: 1461

Re: US military interest in cargo bases in space

I mean when your budget is basically a blank check why not go too insane lengths for the hell of it. Reminds me of someone who worked on this kind of stuff in the Reagan area. Any project with contained the magic words "star wars" was funded. They had a blast blowing up stuff on an unlimi...

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by AngMoh
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet A321neo Boasts Leather Seats in Contrast to A320neo
Replies: 21
Views: 4474

Re: easyJet A321neo Boasts Leather Seats in Contrast to A320neo

Most definitely to do with cleaning and longevity, specifically for things that get deep into cloth that can require extensive cleaning and slow down turns and/or require refabrication (i.e., gum and chocolate). I still remember from an on-board magazine a long time ago that it was also claimed to ...

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by AngMoh
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zambia Airways Is Considering Airbus Widebodies
Replies: 33
Views: 4842

Re: Zambia Airways Is Considering Airbus Widebodies

I doubt you have been to Africa recently. Passengers in Africa now demand better services, not only from the airlines but also from the increasing very modern buses. Check this link https://www.facebook.com/groups/eastafricaboundbuses/about/ Airlines flying to Africa should not underestimate the ne...

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by AngMoh
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10
Replies: 72
Views: 27579

Re: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10

Indeed. Get on an SQ flight on Monday mornings to CGK, KUL, BKK, or RGN. It's the consultant express ;) I wonder how long that will last.. lets be honest - SIN-CGK is like an hour something. 900 USD is f***ing ridiculous. I knew a couple of smaller companies that had SQ and their equivalents as cor...

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by AngMoh
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA CEO outlines brand strategy
Replies: 44
Views: 9102

Re: SIA CEO outlines brand strategy

How many ASEAN routes do we think will remain at SQ? There aren't really that many: just KUL, BWN, BKK, CGK, MNL, SGN and HAN? Not sure SQ themselves have ever operated to more than those, and MI has always taken up some of the slack on those routes anyway. I'm glad to see the A350 is working out f...

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by AngMoh
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the A380 a "hard lander"?
Replies: 40
Views: 7692

Re: Is the A380 a "hard lander"?

I have flown this terrific aircraft about 25-30 times now, both on SIA and LH. I can recall maybe one landing that was maybe almost a "greaser", but virtually all the others have been near "neck snappers", the one this past Monday almost a controlled crash. Is this aircraft the ...

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by AngMoh
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible KLM cabin crew strikes
Replies: 4
Views: 1208

Re: Possible KLM cabin crew strikes

One of the Cabin crew unions: VNC, threatens with work stoppage (correct English?) in order for KLM to resume talks for new working conditions. The main dispute remains the number of cabin crew on long haul flights. FNV Cabine, another union, is neutral with the results of the talks. Positive, a pa...

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by AngMoh
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Boeing 777-300 Engine Failure
Replies: 13
Views: 6453

Re: JAL Boeing 777-300 Engine Failure

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asi ... al-9193318
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It seems the damage is substantial and the incident classified as serious.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asi ... al-9193318

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by AngMoh
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon
Replies: 115
Views: 31209

Re: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon

"and at least try" -- that says it all, really. And what happens when you try but fail? And what happens when you try but fail? Simple, you go around. Really, airmanship 101. Then try another approach, or divert, whichever is most appropriate to the person upfront trained and paid to make...

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by AngMoh
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR
Replies: 157
Views: 32272

Re: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR (rumor)

What can the A350 do that a 777/787 mix can't? Clear the A380 order book without generating a massive cancellation penalty? There is no law that QF has to keep these aircraft, either. They can send them over to JQ or they could sell them to someone else who wants A350s. It's a lot easier to sell a ...

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by AngMoh
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers sue Boeing for EK 521 crash
Replies: 93
Views: 19709

Re: Passengers sue Boeing for EK 521 crash

I was in a mid-air collision followed by an ejection and six months of recovery. Not a suit or disability considered. I was doing my job, stuff happens, move on. Yes, PTSD is real, but these uninsured pax just want to hit the law suit jackpot It is not the pax wanting to hit the jackpot but the US ...

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by AngMoh
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliners That Didn't Work In Australia
Replies: 38
Views: 5987

Re: Airliners That Didn't Work In Australia

Also about the 757 not being able to reach much of Asia from BNE/SYD/MEL. Well back in the 80s a lot of flights to Asia had a technical stop Either in Darwin, or Townsville (later switching to CNS as its not qld stop). So the 757 out of DRW or CNS wouldn't have been an issue. It's rocket like perfo...

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by AngMoh
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 11072

Re: UBS: Pilotless planes ‘could save airlines $35bn’

To think that somebody might have actually been paid to do such piece a research is deeply disturbing. To see that it comes from one of the banking giants is plainly irritating. Maybe it's time UBS starts shedding off their own 'human debris' and does away with having all those dull, suit-clad indi...

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by AngMoh
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground collision at Medan, Lion Air 739 and WingsAir ATR72
Replies: 8
Views: 2346

Re: Ground collision at Medan, Lion Air 739 and WingsAir ATR72

Some information I received from a fellow FO at Wings Air: - The JT197 flight was given a clearance to land at alt 1,500ft. - Once the JT197 flight reached alt 1,000ft, the IW1252 flight was instructed to "line up after traffic landing passing" for takeoff. - The IW1252 plane lined up too...

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by AngMoh
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 224
Views: 36408

Re: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order

Maybe the A350-2000 design option was shown to the airlines to make clear the A350-1000 will not be the biggest A350 for the next 20 years. That knowledge can help fleetplanner in their long term decisions, e.g. LH. The recent A350-1000 MTOW /payload bump could be another signal. As discussed to co...

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by AngMoh
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough
Replies: 323
Views: 26213

Re: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough

Mostly agree but not for the R&D - that is expensed as it occurs. I have known where companies categorize IT work as an asset to amortize it. Here programme accounting is used because the production of early examples af the final item is way more expensive than when it is in serial production w...

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by AngMoh
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359
Replies: 151
Views: 21524

Re: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359

The 787-9 is more efficient than the A350-900 at 300 seats. Prove it. The A350-900 is a newer design with newer engines. Seems fairly harsh. Can you prove the opposite? The fact that quite a number of airlines have both 787 and A350 in their fleets shows that it depends on how you use them. And non...

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by AngMoh
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skymark Airlines mulls reintroduction of widebody aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 2402

Re: Skymark Airlines mulls reintroduction of widebody aircraft

Armodeen wrote:
I bet they order Boeings this time :lol:


A330's will be fine for them.... but they need to put 400 seats in them this time

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by AngMoh
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DFW or IAH fictionally become a hub similar to the ME3 hubs?
Replies: 52
Views: 5369

Re: Could DFW or IAH fictionally become a hub similar to the ME3 hubs?

Absolutely impossible due to the silly immigration rules for transit passengers. Can you imagine the mess of 30 million transit passengers a year all going to immigration,, collecting luggage, checking in again and and then the next wall of TSA security checks. I will lead to 6+ transit stops. And a...

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by AngMoh
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Air AsiaX 330 engine failure ? bird strike
Replies: 15
Views: 3121

Re: Another Air AsiaX 330 engine failure ? bird strike

There are other reports, but one passenger said that problems began 20 minutes into the flight. Perhaps from his viewpoint; it was probably different from the cockpit. Again, apparently a fueled up aircraft continuing on to a larger airport rather than immediately returning. Do you know the distanc...

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by AngMoh
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai looking to buy around 30 aircraft to modernise fleet
Replies: 80
Views: 17033

Re: Thai looking to buy around 30 aircraft to modernise fleet

BKK-SYD is currently 11 weekly. It would probably offer more connection options if Thai downgauged and went double daily. I am not familiar with SYD. Isn't it a very congested airport with an inconvenient curfew? Would it be easy for TG (or anyone else for that matter) to get slots at desirable tim...

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by AngMoh
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada And The Fwsar
Replies: 100
Views: 36386

Re: Canada And The Fwsar

Offsets and VP were part of the criteria. The competitors are scored on a variety of criteria. The aircraft with the most points wins. It's that simple. The rest of it is simply opinion. Whether or not one aircraft can do one or even several things better is irrelevant. Like I said, you've provided...

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by AngMoh
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 60621

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

Personally, while I'd love to be wrong, I doubt it. U.S.-SIN nonstop strikes me as similar to U.S.-interior China nonstop, which is to say - a distinct, perhaps insurmountable, advantage for United relative to its two U.S. network peers. I guess AA could theoretically fly a sometimes-weight-restric...

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by AngMoh
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Union Blames Meltdown on IT Outsourcing to India
Replies: 128
Views: 17007

Re: BA Union Blames Meltdown on IT Outsourcing to India

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/wor ... ff-8906438
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This reports the root cause as a (British) contractor accidentally switching off the power, and the problem being a human fault.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/wor ... ff-8906438

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by AngMoh
Tue May 30, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Union Blames Meltdown on IT Outsourcing to India
Replies: 128
Views: 17007

Re: BA Union Blames Meltdown on Indian Workers

There is someone to blame, and if the error happened in India, is the Indian workers the ones to blame. BA wanted to cut costs by sending the IT work to India, so they have to take responsibility for those actions. It could have been avoidable if it was in the UK. As it turns out it was a local dat...

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by AngMoh
Sun May 28, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA experiencing computer problems.
Replies: 200
Views: 28452

Re: BA experiencing computer problems.

I challenge the A.net assumption that out-sourcing is always wrong. There is little evidence for this assumption. Sometimes, the mere threat of out-sourcing provides the only way achieve better performance.at lower cost. Occasionally, the threat has to be put into practice. This is usually the case...

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by AngMoh
Sun May 28, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?
Replies: 74
Views: 9708

Re: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?

The latest is that US is considering a laptop ban for all international flights, but in as well as out of the US. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/us-weighs-banning-laptop-computers-on-international-flights-8890618 Domestic flights seem to be off the map, but I don't see how you make a diff...

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by AngMoh
Sun May 28, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-9 <-> Airbus A330-900 Competition
Replies: 656
Views: 102458

Re: Boeing 787-9 <-> Airbus A330-900 Competition

Airbus themselves have stated the CEO is more economical than the NEO on shorter missions because of its lower weight. In arguing the A330 is already a MOM aircraft they advised the average A330 flight distance is around 2000nm. If we consider airlines like Jetstar who swapped out their 305 seat A3...

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by AngMoh
Sun May 28, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA experiencing computer problems.
Replies: 200
Views: 28452

Re: BA experiencing computer problems.

Just wondering one thing: supposedly the outage was global. But BA flights from SIN (BA15 to SYD, BA12 to LHR) and HKG (BA28 and BA32 to LHR) left on time even though the BA UK was still down. BA16 left SYD on time when the mess at BA was at its maximum but then became delayed by 6 hours in SIN even...

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by AngMoh
Fri May 26, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara to borrow planes from SQ to start intl flights?
Replies: 44
Views: 8768

Re: Vistara to borrow planes from SQ to start intl flights?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-17/airbus-flier-vistara-is-said-to-seek-boeing-pilots-for-hiring Maybe the notion of Vistara ordering/flying the 777x is actually going to happen. It says Boeing pilots, not 777X pilots. And if they get 777X aircraft, then they only need pilots in abo...

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by AngMoh
Fri May 26, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?
Replies: 74
Views: 9708

Re: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?

The laptop PC is really the equivalent of yesterday's desktop computer. Yes, we need them for work, but they will probably vanish in favor of cell phone based keyboarded tablets like Surface. These will be small enough they may not be a real security concern. I expect this to happen within 5-7 year...

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by AngMoh
Tue May 23, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines getting seven used A330-300's
Replies: 85
Views: 30444

Re: Brussels Airlines orders new A330-300 equipment

I fully second Newbiepilot about the tone of the press release. From a Belgian or a European perspective, there is a lot to say about such a fleet decision. But let's start with the good news in between the lines: we can be pretty sure that for the next 10 years, the long haul Y-class will remain 8...

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by AngMoh
Sun May 21, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to restructure and to lay off many 100s of staff
Replies: 23
Views: 7926

Re: Cathay Pacific to restructure and to lay off many 100s of staff

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-a ... lash-costs
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It is reported 190 management positions today and another 400 non-management positions over the coming month.

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-a ... lash-costs

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by AngMoh
Sat May 20, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Cargo to be shut; freighters reintegrate with SQ mainline
Replies: 17
Views: 4987

Re: SIA Cargo to be shut; freighters reintegrate with SQ mainline

I'm actually surprised they held out this long, cargo market is going through a bit of a downturn and dedicated freighter fleets across the board seem to all be reducing in numbers. That is interesting to hear as I was just told that the airline I work for is having the best year in 8 years in term...

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by AngMoh
Sat May 20, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport going to a digital tower by 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 4448

Re: London City Airport going to a digital tower by 2019

This may sound bad, but I seriously can't wait for an accident that will set them in place. This is such a dumb idea... It's actually better in a lot of ways than a manned tower at the facility. If there weren't numerous advantages from a safety and operational standpoint, the idea would have never...

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by AngMoh
Sat May 20, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA31: Pax Attempts Cockpit Breech?
Replies: 31
Views: 8576

Re: AA31: Pax Attempts Cockpit Breech?

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/wor ... rt-8867130
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He seemed to have created trouble in LAX but was still allowed to board.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/wor ... rt-8867130

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by AngMoh
Thu May 18, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to return first five A380s
Replies: 75
Views: 26087

Re: Singapore Airlines to return first five A380s

The difference being former Singapore airframes went on to long and active lives on the second hand market. The A380s just won't, they'll join the A345s and A346s as being offered for sale until one day they're quietly dismantled. Anyone who could even afford to run an A380 commercially already has...

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by AngMoh
Tue May 16, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's intention with the additional A359ULRs?
Replies: 41
Views: 7651

Re: SQ's intention with the additional A359ULRs?

I think SQ will do 2x daily with its A350ULR SIN-LAX-SIN 2x will require 3 frames SIN-JFK-SIN 2x will require 3.5 frames (or 4 if you don't rotate it with LAX) So that's 7 planes If they were to to do double dailies with the ULRs successfully , that might spell the end to the current Fifth Freedom ...

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by AngMoh
Sun May 14, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What type of people are frequent flyers? (Am I in the wrong career?)
Replies: 66
Views: 4817

Re: What type of people are frequent flyers? (Am I in the wrong career?)

I have had Star-Alliance gold status since 2006. What gets me this status is something like my planned upcoming flight: Wake up at my usual 5:45 am, spend whole Wednesday in the office, go home have dinner, pack bags and go to airport around 10:00pm. Wednesday night 11:55 PM departure to FRA Arrive ...

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by AngMoh
Sat May 13, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 30733

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

A quick look at the FAA statistics page shows that in 2015 there were 895.5 million air travelers in the United States. I would assume each an every one of these domestic passengers removed their shoes for screening at a checkpoint. That means almost 1.8 BILLION shoes went through screening. And we...

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by AngMoh
Thu May 11, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL defers last 10 A350s by at least 2-3 years
Replies: 204
Views: 44650

Re: Delta Reviewing Airbus Widebody Purchase in blow to Airbus

If there is an issue with LAX-SYD, it is a DL specific issue Indeed. But I too have had several of my DL friends say that they're hearing the airline having trepidation about the aircraft's performance to Australia (I actually heard BNE, where DL doesn't fly but VA does, in addition to SYD). Probab...

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by AngMoh
Wed May 10, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute
Replies: 163
Views: 15772

Re: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute

The agent needs to be fired. No she doesn't. Coached, probably. Retrained, possibly. But if you fire anyone who ever makes a small error in judgement while handling a situation you'll have no one capable of doing anything. That they are rotten to the core. Airline employees seriously need a gut che...

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by AngMoh
Wed May 10, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot applies for US service
Replies: 58
Views: 17803

Re: Scoot applies for US service

Couple of things to keep in mind: SIN-TYO is a business market and therefore an SQ market (2X daily NRT, 3x daily HND) SIN-KIX is a predominantly tourist market with 2x daily SQ and 1x daily TZ via TPE SIN-KIX is sometimes upgraded to A380 in peak tourist seasons - I flew it on 30 March in A380 whic...

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