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by bergkampsticket
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 74
Views: 5920

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

A friend of mine worked ticketing at JFK for Turkish. Said several years ago when Turkish offered $500/thereabouts roundtrip JFK to points like AMS, CDG, LHR, etc. - people came out in droves flying to IST then flying back to western europe to take advantage of the savings. They can be the cheapest...

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by bergkampsticket
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No chevron on GE9X ?
Replies: 28
Views: 6877

Re: No chevron on GE9X ?

744SPX wrote:
In any case I think they're fugly so I for one am glad they have advanced past them...

Each to their own, I quite like them and they help distinguish aircraft type.

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by bergkampsticket
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 9199

Re: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020

KingB123 wrote:
Qatar sent in their B77W tonight!

High demand with repatriation flights?

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by bergkampsticket
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3272

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

Dan Air
British Midland
Monarch
Thomas Cook
Sabena
U.S. Airways
Go
Air Berlin

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by bergkampsticket
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 9199

Re: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020

Secondly, there is absolutely plenty demand between Edinburgh and Florida. Why there isn't a service that is absolutely bound to print money is another unsolved mystery. Norwegian are currently trying to save themselves, TUI are seasonal. TCX were based in Manchester and never did much flying to th...

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by bergkampsticket
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 220
Views: 33758

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

by738 wrote:
PlaneMad134 wrote:
Qatar have announced EDI-DOH will increase from 10 to 14x weekly

How many weeks /months in summer is it increasing to twice daily? Wasn't it already running with quite low loads

Guess they mustn't be too bad or with good yields. Do we know if it'll be 2xA350 or an A350/788 mix?

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by bergkampsticket
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 220
Views: 33758

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

PlaneMad134 wrote:
EasyJet announce new 13x weekly flights to Birmingham, great news for the airport!

Edinburgh cant stop announcing routes!

BE won't like that!

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by bergkampsticket
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 220
Views: 33758

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

by738 wrote:
8herveg wrote:
I went to EDI for the first time in about 7 years last week. My god, what a mess.

Oooft, the EDI usuals won't like that...

It's my home town airport and the security setup is awful.

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by bergkampsticket
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present
Replies: 84
Views: 12096

Re: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present

Flybe take some beating for being dire.

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by bergkampsticket
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 220
Views: 33758

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

I remember reading somewhere Qatar doing a double daily trial in April, is Edinburgh ready for a double daily service? Surely EK must have ate a bit away from Qatar? Im also wondering how much of an effect the emirates Edinburgh flight has had on its Glasgow operations? It's double daily today I no...

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by bergkampsticket
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 50
Views: 7916

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

Considering the glee with which the BA pilots not only crossed the BA flight attendants’ picket line in 2010, but actively worked with BA management to destroy it, I hope they don’t expect any support from other unions. BA pilots, in many cases, worked as scab flight attendants on their days off. N...

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by bergkampsticket
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Business Seats
Replies: 34
Views: 5097

Re: Euro Business Seats

UA777EWRTLV wrote:
Which European airlines offer a proper F/J class seat on Narrowbody short haul aircraft? Anyone other than Aeroflot?.

TK I believe.

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by bergkampsticket
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 21403

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to Alleged Shoddy 787 Site

Unions ordered a hit job by a friendly press on a non-union plant, federal bureaucrats use it as an excuse to harass a company now that the bank shake-down gravy train is slowing down. Simple as that. Boeing should respond to the irresponsible actions of the unions in this case by making sure the N...

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by bergkampsticket
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 220
Views: 33758

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Steady growth continues with the busiest May on record for Edinburgh- 1,381,187 passengers, up 4.3% on last May. The running total for the last 12 months is up 7.7% with 14,738,065 passengers. https://www.edinburghairport.com/about-us/media-centre/press-releases/come-what-may Despite its many criti...

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by bergkampsticket
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways crew ballot to strike
Replies: 8
Views: 1722

Re: British Airways crew ballot to strike

AirKevin wrote:
First, the EVA flight attendants. Now this. Here's an idea. Why don't we all go on strike.

That's pretty condescending.

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by bergkampsticket
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 12849

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

Corrupt nonsense as usual.

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by bergkampsticket
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 220
Views: 33758

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

BA Cityflyer to operate from LCY-EDI-DUS on a very short term basis.

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by bergkampsticket
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 220
Views: 33758

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Does anyone know how Hainan Airways are getting on?

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by bergkampsticket
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 10019

Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

https://centreforaviation.com/news/glas ... 018-876459
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Glasgow Airport passenger numbers fell by 250 000 ib 2018 according to this https://centreforaviation.com/news/glas ... 018-876459

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by bergkampsticket
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 30420

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Ryanair starts crawling back to GLA... https://www.glasgowairport.com/media-centre/ryanair-to-re-introduce-four-popular-european-routes/?utm_source=Glasgow+Airport+social+media&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Alicante%2CCharleroi%2CMalaga%2CPR%2CRyanair%2CWarsaw Alicante, Malaga, Charleroi ...

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by bergkampsticket
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 30420

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

interesting Emirates have no plans to have a lounge in Edinburgh despite room in the new extension and offering 773 with first class. I presume less than daily or once daily similar routes elsewhere dont have any lounge facility? You mean that there is no lounge in EDI then for their F and J custom...

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by bergkampsticket
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 30420

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

by738 wrote:
Some big changes for EK services ex UK for 2019 (though unlikely to be any formal announcement until mid January at earliest)

What have you heard?

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by bergkampsticket
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 610230

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

RetroRoo wrote:
A little baffled at some people above who seem to be sadder about a 737Max8 being destroyed than the people who were inside it...

Me too! The mind boggles

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by bergkampsticket
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Airport Thread - 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 10257

Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

With EDI continue to grow at nearly 10% annually, the gap between the two largest airports in Scotland is widening. With all the political turmoil, fuel prices, Brexit, APD, potential local inbound tourist tax, maybe we should start a similar thread to DUB thread with 'When will EDI bubble burst' ?...

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by bergkampsticket
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?
Replies: 43
Views: 9151

Re: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?

Still not clear why reduction so early in a routes launch Because not enough seats sold, despite certain EDI fans claiming the GLA flights were being propped up by Edinburgh based travellers. It's entirely possible EDI is not the Scottish commercial aviation 'centre of the universe' it's management...

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by bergkampsticket
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 3962

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

Newark has to be a shout. I doubt many non-Americans would know of it without the airport.
Smaller scale but places Ryanair use like Hahn, Weeze, Prestwick and Charleroi as well.

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by bergkampsticket
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cabin crew announce European strike dates.
Replies: 10
Views: 2593

Re: Ryanair cabin crew announce European strike dates.

Good for the staff. Some of the practices at Ryanair are disgraceful in the Western world.

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by bergkampsticket
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rouge / Air Canada Cancels Toronto - Gatwick?
Replies: 63
Views: 9572

Re: Rouge / Air Canada Cancels Toronto - Gatwick?

“I was forced to fly Rouge” “Never again!” If that were the case, loads would be abysmal. Rouge planes are full. I was on one this weekend. Yes, the seats are closer together, and no seat back IFE. That is what the market wants. People don’t want to pay top dollar to secondary markets. Air Canada i...

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by bergkampsticket
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest
Replies: 54
Views: 3632

Re: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest

Glasgow is the biggest city in Scotland but Edinburgh is the capital and has the busier airport. PIK calls itself Glasgow Prestwick but even combined EDI is still comfortably ahead.

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by bergkampsticket
Thu May 10, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 236
Views: 42717

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

Channex757 wrote:
That's also why the baggage bins actually float rather than have hard bolting points. They run on rails that allow flexing.

Every day's a school day on here :)

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by bergkampsticket
Tue May 08, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Edinburgh
Replies: 61
Views: 12184

Re: Emirates announces Edinburgh

There's TK at EDI too. Hopefully a piece of the pie for everyone though.

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by bergkampsticket
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 13189

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

Well given EDI's attempt in recent years to host ALL of Scotland's major air routes, you'd have to think Gordon Dewar will be off to Dubai soon to place an offer on the table... Why not? Anywhere else would do the same. You haven't had the misfortune of being stuck on the M8 motorway between Glasgo...

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by bergkampsticket
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 13189

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

Could EK serve EDI? Maybe even with one of the Glasgow flights when the upgrade work is done. Well given EDI's attempt in recent years to host ALL of Scotland's major air routes, you'd have to think Gordon Dewar will be off to Dubai soon to place an offer on the table... Why not? Anywhere else woul...

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by bergkampsticket
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 13189

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

Could EK serve EDI? Maybe even with one of the Glasgow flights when the upgrade work is done.

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by bergkampsticket
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 16938

Re: DY Pulls out of BDL

Perhaps the initial hard-on over silly transatlantic routes like these is starting to subside a bit. Maybe we won't be seeing Binghamton-Bordeaux .... Erie-Saarbrucken ... Paducah-Tromso or State-College-Minsk any time soon. Thankfully. Yeah, it should not be shocking that random US city to random ...

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by bergkampsticket
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 30420

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Good to hear, thanks.

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by bergkampsticket
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 30420

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Easyjet have added Seville and Jersey to their route offerings from EDI from S18. Both 2x weekly I think. BA are offering a new 1 x weekly service to Florence from EDI. QR will upgauge the DOH-EDI route from 788 to A359 in S18 most likely to boost J and Cargo capacity. Have the loads on the EDI rou...

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by bergkampsticket
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dimmed Cabin During Day?
Replies: 13
Views: 1484

Re: Dimmed Cabin During Day?

I've only had this on westbound TATL flights with UA. My theory was the crew want to do a quick service then encourage sleep so they get left alone.

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by bergkampsticket
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F
Replies: 144
Views: 39104

Re: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F

AirportRival wrote:
Is that a tail stand? Do A330-300's require tail stands?

Maybe due to the engines being removed and lower weight.

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by bergkampsticket
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 captain confronts pax on flight to Ibiza
Replies: 18
Views: 6294

Re: Jet2 captain confronts pax on flight to Ibiza

Without sounding xenophobic, just British style. One more this week (video inside including fighting with the cops in the runaway, also a Ibiza flight, Ryanair this time: http://metro.co.uk/2017/08/27/drunk-ryanair-passengers-fight-with-police-on-runway-after-being-kicked-off-flight-to-ibiza-688207...

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by bergkampsticket
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite/Least Favorite Aircraft (Looks/Experience)
Replies: 23
Views: 1406

Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Aircraft (Looks/Experience)

Best looks: 747-400
Worst looks: 737 series I find boring
Best experience: BA 772 LHR-DFW-LHR
Worst experience: American Eagle CRJ-200 on a stormy flight which was like being thrown about in the washing machine.

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by bergkampsticket
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 16948

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

Frankly AA and CO deserve what's coming to them out of the regions with the inferior rubbish they ply that they proclaim worthy of the regional market which practcially begs the premium payer to use LHR thereby artifically boosting passenger throughput there. Thankfully MAN has got MT operating rob...

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by bergkampsticket
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort
Replies: 83
Views: 17909

Re: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort

NOTICE, those getting off, without respect for a fallen HERO, were the young and FAT Milenniulls! There you go for respect - ME, ME, ME . No respect, no clue and NO way they will help the economy or the future of the U.S.A. Hope it changes soon? At least while I am still alive. 70+, and, ready for ...

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by bergkampsticket
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 25540

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

So a little old man with a combover wants people to looks the part professionally? Time for him to get lost then.

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by bergkampsticket
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ElAl not allowed to (force) move passengers anymore.
Replies: 48
Views: 8509

Re: ElAl not allowed to (force) move passengers anymore.

I'm glad to hear that. It's public transport at the end of the day, if you don't want to risk being sat next to someone get your own plane or put up.

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by bergkampsticket
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 151062

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Had a flight DWC-DOH-GVA today morning. They called me in the middle of the night to say it was cancelled and I will be rebooked with Turkish via Istanbul. 1 hour later they called again saying all turkish flights were full and next option will be "maybe tomorrow". I ask them to rebook me...

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by bergkampsticket
Thu May 18, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are the shortest widebody flights regularly operated?
Replies: 28
Views: 4117

Re: What are the shortest widebody flights regularly operated?

Not record breaking by an means but BA fly 763s every day from LHR-EDI/GLA and international short haul.

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by bergkampsticket
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada accuses Airbus of negligence in Halifax crash landing
Replies: 63
Views: 16323

Re: Air Canada accuses Airbus of negligence in Halifax crash landing

JerseyFlyer wrote:
As this event was some time ago, Airbus would surely have initiated corrective action by now if there was a serious flaw. Have they?

They've also kept utilising their A320s which seems interesting if they think they malfunctioned.

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by bergkampsticket
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 42188

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Interesting this is targeting airlines rather than departure cities/countries. I take it none of the airlines concerned fly the same route in competition with a US carrier who the rule wouldn't apply to.

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