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by theaviator380
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bank Holiday weekend to Romania - BA and Wizz Air
Replies: 6
Views: 1801

Re: Bank Holiday weekend to Romania - BA and Wizz Air

Good TR as always ! You are full of praise about BA however, I had completely opposite, pathetic experience with them recently. I did 2 long hauls with them both were below avg. Robotic unfriendly crew, very poor customer service on board, avg food (on one leg, cabin crew girl didn't even know what ...

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by theaviator380
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 50
Views: 7018

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

So for those BA pilots who saying management earn more etc. is it not apple to orange comparison? Every department and their job roles are different, their responsibilities are different, their compensations, perk etc. are different? Does it not work like that in many other businesses? So I just don...

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by theaviator380
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1796
Views: 188726

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Slightly off topic / basic question.. Why does EK not interested in codeshare with Indian carriers? I am aware EK serves many Indian cities (perhaps most number of Indians cities served by a Non Indian carrier?) but there are places like Pune, Lucknow, Bhopal, Goa, Jaipur with decent market capacity...

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by theaviator380
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (2): American Airlines' Refurbished 777 (DFW-MIA Y, Jul '18, pics + videos)
Replies: 4
Views: 3775

Re: Scintillating Summer 2018 (2): American Airlines' Refurbished 777 (DFW-MIA Y, Jul '18, pics + videos)

Good TR...

Wings of that plane def need to show some water :P

I do not like those non adjustable screens, I found them on Delta too (is it common trend for US carriers?)....when person in front of you recline or if you recline, you don't get same picture quality..

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by theaviator380
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK and London
Replies: 65
Views: 10263

Re: EK and London

How CX are doing on HKG-LHR-HKG route?

I wasn't aware that they have 6 daily into LHR, 2 of the flights 20 mins apart :o

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by theaviator380
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 2: Hopping across India on Indigo and Air India
Replies: 7
Views: 4667

Re: Part 2: Hopping across India on Indigo and Air India

Yes, I can imagine and understand it is very unprofessional and rude. I doubt giving any feedback to AI would be of any use...doubt they respond ! Let us know if you give any feedback and hear back from them :)

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by theaviator380
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 2: Hopping across India on Indigo and Air India
Replies: 7
Views: 4667

Re: Part 2: Hopping across India on Indigo and Air India

Great TR as usual....

Poor business class service may be because you were not full fare paying pax :stirthepot: (just a wild guess) ! so it was like....it's fine to ignore ya....he is here because of some lucky dip anyway...lol. Sorry, I am honestly kidding... :P

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by theaviator380
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387669

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Why Banks are trying to inject money into Jet / bail them out? 9W is a private company....with all due respect to their employees, company's failure is like any other business going bust....where does this stop? and why special treatment to Jet/NG? all those people paying taxes, their money is being...

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by theaviator380
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719881

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

CVR and FDR both have been found... RIP to all perished in this tragic accident. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/10/africa/ethiopian-airlines-crash-boeing-max-8-intl/index.html Some details about Boeing MCAS system, explained in nice and easy way. https://theaircurrent.com/aviation-safety/what-is-th...

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by theaviator380
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat
Replies: 40
Views: 8829

Re: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat

Yep, arm rest does looks thin. There will be constant fight between stranger neighbor passenger LOL. Also I think screen is way too big for Y seating arrangement... there should be a good ratio of distance. This is as good as you putting big 52'' 4K television in small 8ftx8ft box room. On other not...

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by theaviator380
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387669

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Genuine Q> How risky it would be to book any flights with them? thinking about 4-5 months from now ! Looking at the spate of cancellations, it would be risky to book flights with Jet until this crisis tides over. Social media is rife with complaints about not getting refunds or alternative arrangem...

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by theaviator380
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387669

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Genuine Q> How risky it would be to book any flights with them? thinking about 4-5 months from now !

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by theaviator380
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 70358

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

marcogr12 wrote:
Couldnt traffic be diverted to STN,LTN,BRS,BHX which are closer instead of up north or Ireland?


There will be limited capacity at each airport to accommodate diverted aircraft's. Also sometimes decision is based on crew bases, transport etc?

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by theaviator380
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO-LHR future growth
Replies: 9
Views: 2137

Re: SFO-LHR future growth

BA also have daily B789 to San Jose (SJC)....an additional capacity for those who wants to travel not exactly in San Francisco but around business hubs/areas such as Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Fremont (probably business travelers than tourists!).

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by theaviator380
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA199 (LHR-BOM) delay
Replies: 6
Views: 1550

BA199 (LHR-BOM) delay

Hi all, My friend was due a journey on BA199 last night (Friday 7th Sept) 21:30 hrs departure. He sent me a message stating that flight delayed because of broken down Air conditioning. He sent an update around 22:55 stating they still fixing it...and this morning I got a message that flight is delay...

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by theaviator380
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: EMIRATES EK348 [Colombo - Singapore] - Unprofessional crew?
Replies: 6
Views: 6215

Re: EMIRATES EK348 [Colombo - Singapore] - Unprofessional crew?

Good TR, EK usually have good consistent hard & soft product but unfortunately you had some bad experience....Did you write to customer service? I think would be worth sharing your experience....its very silly to refuse water request and serve one not other....

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by theaviator380
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confusing video showing EK A388 takeoff captured from Drone
Replies: 1
Views: 713

Confusing video showing EK A388 takeoff captured from Drone

Hi all, Sorry if this has already been covered in any other thread. Has anyone seen an interesting video captured from the drone? Video is about EK A380-800 taking off from Mauritius airport ! I am guessing it is captured at about 800-1000 feet. Internet has divided on this, some people think it's f...

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by theaviator380
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 112
Views: 21440

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

Any reason why they struggling on LHR-BOM-LHR route? I mean I am aware 9W and BA have 2 daily LHR-BOM flights but good few on BA fly onward to US, so any reason why BA route is still on demand but VS is not? VS has decent US network which is workable for BOM pax who are flying onward to US? I have b...

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by theaviator380
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 'fifth' contrail? Possible fuel dumping?
Replies: 11
Views: 3354

Re: Airbus A380 'fifth' contrail? Possible fuel dumping?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1JCkCTJD70

viewtopic.php?t=764817

Google 'drain mast on the plane' and you will see some good pics.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1JCkCTJD70

viewtopic.php?t=764817

Google 'drain mast on the plane' and you will see some good pics.

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by theaviator380
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 103
Views: 28309

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

ap305 wrote:
On the alleged atc recording do I hear a aircraft whizzing by the tower just before the crash? :eek: :eek: :eek:


Yessss, I heard it as well. wasn't sure what it was...usually no aircraft fly that close to actual tower?

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by theaviator380
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Lots of Pics* German Study tour part 2: I'll be home for Christmas MUC-DUB
Replies: 3
Views: 3457

Re: *Lots of Pics* German Study tour part 2: I'll be home for Christmas MUC-DUB

Nice TR with fantastic pictures ! what app is that on your phone?

Thanks.

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by theaviator380
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers
Replies: 69
Views: 14251

Re: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers

BawliBooch wrote:
Baaah! Too much much-much over nothing!

No one can match Indian/Pakistani crew when it comes to bad behavior on layovers. NO ONE!

Your people need to go through 5 years of South Asian a*hole school to even begin to come close.


Any incidence to share? or you just generalizing?

Thanks.

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by theaviator380
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore A350 #SQ422 mistakenly made final approach to small Juhu airport instead of Mumbai
Replies: 17
Views: 4552

Re: Singapore A350 #SQ422 mistakenly made final approach to small Juhu airport instead of Mumbai

kogge wrote:
some weeks after the JAL DC8 an Interflug IL18 (DM-STM) landed there as well, on 14.December 1972.
Could fly out later, whereas the DC8 had to be left behind.


That's correct. If I am not wrong I have heard they had to shed some weight on that IL18 before it could take off !

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by theaviator380
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DEL-MUC-TXL-LIS-FRA-DEL on LH J/TP Y+ (with pics) part 1
Replies: 8
Views: 4385

Re: DEL-MUC-TXL-LIS-FRA-DEL on LH J/TP Y+ (with pics) part 1

Nice TR cricket. LH product does look better than BA (you seem to have flown BA a lot plus I have seen BA TRs hence comparison). However meal in the business class is nothing exceptional, it's missing wow factor. 3.5 med sized chicken stripes with sauce and some vegies...is that it? size and overall...

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by theaviator380
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 37625

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

[quote="zeke"][quote="Finn350"] If it happened as you stated and they declared an emergency before leaving BOM, why didn’t they go to PNQ (Pune), just 67 nm east of BOM, or AMD (Ahmedabad) 238 nm north from BOM, or GOI (Goa) that is 229 nm south of BOM. They elected instead to HY...

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by theaviator380
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip report EK DXB-DEL 77W in Y
Replies: 19
Views: 9291

Re: Trip report EK DXB-DEL 77W in Y

That is one of the best Y meals I have ever seen in my life....seriously not joking. Amazing EK !

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by theaviator380
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Summer '16 trek back home - Part 12: Flying the Friendly Skies... (United Munich to Chicago, Aug '16)
Replies: 14
Views: 5078

Re: Summer '16 trek back home - Part 12: Flying the Friendly Skies... (United Munich to Chicago, Aug '16)

Nice TR mate, you might as well change title to 'friendly skies with unfriendly crew'. That atrocious, unfriendly, rude and unprofessional behaviour by crew is totally unacceptable. I would have reported them straight to the Lead crew member and to the airline afterwards. Totally rubbish attitude an...

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by theaviator380
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lufthansa A350 - Special Flight - MUC-FRA-MUC - D-AIXA
Replies: 8
Views: 4633

Re: Lufthansa A350 - Special Flight - MUC-FRA-MUC - D-AIXA

Amazing....lovely aircraft and interiors. I saw some pictures earlier and Y cabin is complete surprise (nice surprise) for me...different colour than usual LH.

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by theaviator380
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 reported down near Bishkek
Replies: 118
Views: 45891

Re: 747 reported down near Bishkek

Very tragic, RIP all who died the crash. Some pictures on daily mail are heart breaking. Especially the one showing kid's little play scooter in the shattered home. One of the kid had gone to school got back to see his house and possibly parents have been killed...what a trauma :(

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by theaviator380
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baby just born on UA972 ORD-BRU
Replies: 29
Views: 5176

Re: Baby just born on UA972 ORD-BRU

Always interesting these sort of cases.

Laws can be funny in some countries, especially US. They try to curb down immigration and then babies born in US gets US citizenship irrespective of parents citizenship.

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by theaviator380
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas LV-ZRA AR1183 SYD-AKL
Replies: 17
Views: 11922

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas LV-ZRA AR1183 SYD-AKL

Interesting TR. Very rare airline on this site (at least I have not seen many TRs of AR).

Cheers.

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by theaviator380
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helicopter Robinson R44 SFO-LTN Leg
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: Helicopter Robinson R44 SFO-LTN Leg

May be an error on FR24. Thanks guys.

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by theaviator380
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helicopter Robinson R44 SFO-LTN Leg
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Helicopter Robinson R44 SFO-LTN Leg

Hello folks, Just noticed this interesting activity near Greenland. A Helicopter flying SanFrancisco SFO to London LTN. Couple of interesting things I noticed on FR24, This helicopter doing ~480kt at FL410 ! how is this possible? is this an error on FR24? Specification says ceiling height of this he...

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by theaviator380
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...
Replies: 428
Views: 68153

Re: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...

If Malaysian govt. knew from beginning that Pilot was possible culprit, why did they keep investigation so secretive and non transparent? Sorry don't get me wrong but is it not easy to blame pilot? could have saved MH's image and face of their own govt.? People are more furious now the way things ha...

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by theaviator380
Tue May 24, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 73064

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 5

My educated guess, If forensic experts claiming it was a bomb/terror strike, then it could have happened towards backside of the plane? keeping cockpit and thereby avionics intact for few seconds giving out those ACARS? Someone mentioned about testing explosive substance on the parts found, after dr...

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by theaviator380
Mon May 23, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 73064

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 4

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/pvjin" class="quote" target="_blank">pvjin</a> (<a href="#189" class="quote">Reply 189</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table border="0" ...

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by theaviator380
Mon May 23, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 73064

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 4

Do you guys think, scrambling of military jet (the moment ATC contact was lost) would have helped to find accurate enough crash site and would have helped if there were any survivors?

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by theaviator380
Fri May 20, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 73064

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 3

For some reason, my gut feeling saying this is not terror or bomb explosion, more indicating towards mechanical issue.

I hope FDR and CVR is recovered undamaged and records are still readable.

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by theaviator380
Fri May 20, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 73064

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SOBHI51" class="quote" target="_blank">SOBHI51</a> (<a href="#119" class="quote">Reply 119</a>):<br/><i>48 hours and no passenger list yet. Why?...

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by theaviator380
Fri May 20, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 73064

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 3

I am not jumping to any conclusion but let's consider hypothetical situation of bomb/terror attack.

Would there be any reason why no organization has taken any responsibility yet?

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by theaviator380
Fri May 20, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 73064

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/a3xx900" class="quote" target="_blank">a3xx900</a> (<a href="#98" class="quote">Reply 98</a>):<br/><i>If there was a structural fault, a suicida...

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by theaviator380
Thu May 19, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 73064

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/YoungMans" class="quote" target="_blank">YoungMans</a> (<a href="#132" class="quote">Reply 132</a>):<br/><i>And I quote RT: "13:30 GMT The crew ...

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by theaviator380
Thu May 19, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 73064

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 2

Don't know every one reads Aviation Herald but couple of interesting comments I would like to share from that site, 1. In 2013 this ship had an engine 1 stall caused by EGT overlimit up to 683 °c and resulting in engine 1 idle thrust lever and immediate landing 2. It is interesting that the transpon...

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by theaviator380
Thu May 19, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 73064

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LH526" class="quote" target="_blank">LH526</a> (<a href="#53" class="quote">Reply 53</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> 5 Crew, 3 Security ...

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by theaviator380
Thu May 19, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 73064

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 2

RIP all who perished in this tragedy, thoughts with their family members, friends. Is there any news on search mission? have they sent Navy, Air Force search Planes around area where it supposed to have crashed? How was weather like at the time of crash and how is the weather at sea to aid the searc...

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by theaviator380
Wed May 18, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Launch LHR-SCL
Replies: 77
Views: 23362

RE: BA Launch LHR-SCL

Our Alexis Sanchez would be a happy bunny...he can now fly non stop from LHR to his home country  

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by theaviator380
Mon May 16, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India To Commence Ahmedabad-London-Newark
Replies: 66
Views: 14617

RE: Air India To Commence Ahmedabad-London-Newark

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JOYA380B747" class="quote" target="_blank">JOYA380B747</a> (<a href="#28" class="quote">Reply 28</a>):<br/><i>No widebody ops possible at <acron...

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by theaviator380
Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hijacked Egyptian Aircraft Lands In Larnaca
Replies: 99
Views: 22498

RE: Hijacked Egyptian Aircraft Lands In Larnaca

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/speedbird555" class="quote" target="_blank">speedbird555</a> (<a href="#69" class="quote">Reply 69</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Anoth...

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