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by Loran
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Most Flown Airline?
Replies: 50
Views: 5607

Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Here's my top-10: 1. Lufthansa 172 2. Swiss International Air Lines 133 3. Thai Airways International 41 4. Swiss Global Air Lines 26 5. Helvetic Airways 25 6. Lufthansa Cityline 25 7. Qantas Airways 25 8. Swiss European Air Lines 24 9. British Airways 17 10. TAM – Transporte Aéreo Militar (Bolivia)...

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by Loran
Thu Jun 16, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much does it cost to charter an airliner ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1889

Re: How much does it cost to charter an airliner ?

I've done a couple of charters and can provide some approximate numbers. What has been mentioned here so far appears to be too high. - Businessjets: usually USD 1'500-4'000 per hour, incl. classic ones with a a high fuel consumption (we have done over a dozen so far) - Narrowbodies: USD 5'000-10'000...

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by Loran
Fri May 20, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once
Replies: 99
Views: 9876

Re: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once

Here is my list of airlines flown just once (some of them don't qualify as airlines, but rather aircraft owners, e.g. for private jets): ACSA - Air Century SA AIS Airlines ANK - Air Nippon ATS (opf Safomar Aviation) AZAL - Azerbaijan Airlines Advanced Air Aegean Airlines AeroMexico Connect Aeroflot ...

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by Loran
Tue Jan 04, 2022 10:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you check a bag for leisure travel?
Replies: 35
Views: 3052

Re: Do you check a bag for leisure travel?

My last checked bag is over 10 years ago. I will do anything to not check in a bag, after having seen countless of friends and work colleagues losing their bags or waiting for hours at baggage claim :yawn: To me, checked bags are lost bags :sly: They would never catch up with my flying schedule as I...

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by Loran
Sat Dec 18, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 727 Fleet Tracking Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 3666

Re: Boeing 727 operators 2021

Not entirely accurate this list. LAS' Cargo 721 is retired already, but there is still Waypoint Aviation's 721 EY-724 which is currently being transferred to the DRC. Also N30MP should still have a valid certificate, albeit it hasn't flown for a year or so. CH-Aviation, which is normally quite accur...

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by Loran
Thu Dec 16, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Russian Airliners - what have you flown and on which carriers?
Replies: 18
Views: 1576

Re: Russian Airliners - what have you flown and on which carriers?

PlymSpotter wrote:
An-72
- Motor Sich Airlines (TK-200)

LXM83 wrote:
An-72: Motor Sich

Hi Jürg and Dan, isn't Motor Sich the An-74?
I thought accessible An-72s are rare.

Cheers,
Loran

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by Loran
Thu Dec 16, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 76
Views: 5787

Re: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?

Here are my 737 stats: 737-200/Adv: VASP, Aerolineas, AeroGal, Air Zimbabwe, ICARO, Air Honduras (AVIATSA), Avior 737-200(C)/Adv: AeroSucre Carga (full cargo), Canadian North (mixed) 737-200(F)/Adv: AeroSucre Carga 737-300: Lufthansa, VASP, America West, Thai Air Asia, KLM, AeroGal, BoA, TAM Bolivia...

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by Loran
Thu Dec 16, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?
Replies: 65
Views: 3808

Re: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?

Here is my list:

757-200: Delta, British, Özbekistan, Nepal
757-200(WL): Air Astana, American, US Airways, Delta, United
757-200(C): Nepal (only one built!)
757-300: Delta
757-300(WL): Condor

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by Loran
Thu Dec 16, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DC9 series- Which have you flown on?
Replies: 50
Views: 3146

Re: DC9 series- Which have you flown on?

DC-9-14: East African Express DC-9-31: LASER Venezuela, Eastern (could also have been a -32) DC-9-32: Aserca DC-9-51: Delta DC-9-81: Orient Thai DC-9-82: SAS, American, Alitalia, Insel Air, Orient Thai DC-9-83: Crossair, Kish Air, Caspian, Andes LA, American DC-9-87: SAS MD-88: Delta MD-90-30: Delta...

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by Loran
Thu Dec 16, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lockheed L-1011 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 49
Views: 4169

Re: Lockheed L-1011 - Whose have you flown?

Only three frames on four flights:

1984: LPB-GYE Eastern L-1011-1 EA956 (no reg)
1984: UIO-PTY-MIA Eastern L-1011-1 EA976 (no reg)
2013: NBO-LHE Barq L-1011-500 ACE2222 N162AT

Regards,
Loran

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by Loran
Thu Dec 16, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Russian Airliners - what have you flown and on which carriers?
Replies: 18
Views: 1576

Re: Russian Airliners - what have you flown and on which carriers?

Here is my list: Antonov An-2T: Tiramavia, Albatross Aero Antonov An-3T: Krasavia Antonov An-12BP: Ruby Star Antonov An-12BK: Ruby Star Antonov An-24B: SCAT Antonov An-24RV: Alrosa, KrasAvia, Motor Sich, Air Koryo Antonov An-26B: AeroGaviota Antonov An-26B-100: KrasAvia Antonov An-28 Antonov An-30M:...

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by Loran
Thu Dec 16, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing B727 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 50
Views: 3990

Re: Boeing B727 - Whose have you flown?

Here's my list:

727-100(C): LAS Cargo
727-100(F): LAS Cargo
727-100(RE)(WL) Super 27: VIP
727-200/Adv: Aerolineas, TAME, AeroGal, Iran Air, TAM Bolivia, Iran Aseman
727-200(WL)/Adv: Silk Way Business Aviation (opf AZAL)
727-200(F)/Adv: AeroSucre
727-200(F)/Adv(RE) Super 27: LAS Cargo

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by Loran
Thu Dec 16, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Embraers - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 34
Views: 2352

Re: Embraers - Whose have you flown?

Here's my list: EMB-110: 7I, PNP, Leair EMB-120: 9U ERJ-135: SA ERJ-140: AA, SA ERJ-145: BM, RG EMB-170: LO, PE EMB-175: AC, BE, WY, CP (DL), AZ EMB-190: KL, LHC, BA, AE, AC, 2L, YM, AM, KC EMB-190-E2: 2L(LX) EMB-195: LHC, LO, YM EMB-135BJ Legacy 600: LXN EMB-135BJ Legacy 650: AHO EMB-550 Legacy 500...

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by Loran
Thu Dec 16, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A320 - Who's have you flown
Replies: 82
Views: 8516

Re: Airbus A320 - Who's have you flown

Here's my list: A318-100: AV, AF A318-100(CJ): BA A319-100: SR, BA, AY, LP, SU, LH, AV, 2K, FV, SA, OS, OK, TP A319-100(LR): QR A319-100(SL): AV A320-200: AF, LH, NZ, LA, JQ, FD, 2K, LX, GF, AC, OS, EY, SU, AY A320-200(SL): LH, BA, S7 A320-200N(SL): LH, LX A321-100: LH, LX A321-200: LH, LX, TK, TP, ...

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by Loran
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Only 1 operational 747-100?
Replies: 13
Views: 1999

Re: Only 1 operational 747-100?

An enthusiast flight on that -100 very nearly happened a couple of years back, a friend of mine was signed up for it- very expensive though Do you recall what the ticket price was? "Very expensive" is very subjective. In Feb 1985 when I spent UK 300 (US 339) to fly aboard Concorde for 73 ...

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by Loran
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)
Replies: 26
Views: 3190

Re: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)

Ok, no problem and thanks again for the ones you found.
Cheers,
Loran

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by Loran
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)
Replies: 26
Views: 3190

Re: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)

Yes, you're right. VY6248 was EC-JGM, sorry for the typo. 16:40:34  VY (ES) Vueling EC-JGM VLG6248 A320 M Cool, thanks for confirming. I am wondering, how far back can you check registrations? My most recent ones missing are the following: 23/02/2000 MXP-AGP AZ88 M80 03/03/2000 AGP-MXP AZ89 M80 An...

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by Loran
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)
Replies: 26
Views: 3190

Re: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)

04/12/2013 HGK-ZRH LX139 A340 HB-JMO Source planefinder 25/03/2013 TXL-ZRH LX967 A320 HB-IJN Source EANS 04/12/2013 HKT-HKG TG608 A330 HS-TET Source planefinder 24/11/2013 HKG-HKT TG609 A330 HS-TEU Source planefinder 22/03/2013 ZRH-TXL LX976 RJ1 HB-IXR Source flightaware 14/11/2011 MAD-LPA IB804 A3...

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by Loran
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)
Replies: 26
Views: 3190

Re: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)

Hi everyone, Am I allowed to ask for a few regs here, too? They are for my nephew, for whom I maintain a flightlog. Unfortunately I missed a few a couple of years: 14/11/2011 MAD-LPA IB804 A321 22/11/2011 LPA-MAD VY3001 A320 23/11/2011 MAD-ZRH VY6248 A320 22/03/2013 ZRH-TXL LX976 A320 25/03/2013 TXL...

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by Loran
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 172
Views: 26024

Re: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

Just checked my statistics, 74 flights in total: 3 Flights: 747 SP (IR) 3 Flights: 747-100B(SR/SUD) (OX) 9 Flights: 747-200B (LH, UN) 2 Flights: 747-200B(M) (LH) 2 Flights: 747-300 (QF, UN) 2 Flights: 747-300(SCD) (W5) 38 Flights: 747-400 (LH, KE, TG, BA, OZ, QF, NZ, FJ) 5 Flights: 747-400(D) (NH) 1...

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by Loran
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When do the flight crew board an aircraft before a flight?
Replies: 28
Views: 4430

Re: When do the flight crew board an aircraft before a flight?

If engines are too cool(aircraft not used for 24h or more), and need to idle for a while before takeoff thrust and the taxi time isn't long enough for that, do they do a preflight idle run up? Is it done at the gate? On the 727, the oil temperature has to reach the green level, then it is good to g...

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by Loran
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip aircraft planning
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: Trip aircraft planning

This little tool is quite useful if you are just looking for types: http://arm.64hosts.com/ It is a display of the OAG schedule I believe, so 550+ airlines. You can display routings by aircraft type, airline or alliance. You need to download the schedule updates every couple of months. It always sho...

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by Loran
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest seat pitch possible?
Replies: 13
Views: 1693

Re: Smallest seat pitch possible?

The worst ever seat pitch I recall was the Atlant Soyuz Il-86. It was absolutely ridiculous, I could only sit there if I put both of my legs towards the neighboring seat. Impossible to sit with the legs straight.
Also most An-24 and An-26 rides were rather tight, also some Tu-154s.

Regards,
Loran

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by Loran
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happened to Orient Thai Airlines?
Replies: 12
Views: 2015

Re: What happened to Orient Thai Airlines?

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=968605

Pictures are still there, but now with a huge watermark.
Also, I have re-uploaded the footage to YouTube this year if you are interested: https://youtu.be/1r1uhU_yfAc

Regards,
Loran
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I had posted a trip report many moons ago:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=968605

Pictures are still there, but now with a huge watermark.
Also, I have re-uploaded the footage to YouTube this year if you are interested: https://youtu.be/1r1uhU_yfAc

Regards,
Loran

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by Loran
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the A380 the Biggest Failure in Commercial Aviation History?
Replies: 51
Views: 3927

Re: Is the A380 the Biggest Failure in Commercial Aviation History?

Respectfully, I don't think that "more" and "bigger" are innovations. Did you actually read the article? Neither I claimed "more" and "bigger" are innovations, nor does the article. There are specific technical innovations which have been introduced with the ...

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by Loran
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the A380 the Biggest Failure in Commercial Aviation History?
Replies: 51
Views: 3927

Re: Is the A380 the Biggest Failure in Commercial Aviation History?

So, specifically, what knowledge was gained from the design and manufacture of the Airbus A380 that would not have been achieved had the aircraft not been produced? And which specific aircraft, and particular systems, are using that knowledge?e38 https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/passenger-aircraft/a...

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by Loran
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the A380 the Biggest Failure in Commercial Aviation History?
Replies: 51
Views: 3927

Re: Is the A380 the Biggest Failure in Commercial Aviation History?

To be able to draw a fair conclusion you need to consider the A380-specific innovations which were developed and then applied to other programs. In this regard the DNA of the A380 is found in every subsequent Airbus platform and its development cost can be spread across other programs. Commercially ...

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by Loran
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: More 'Active' DC-8s than A380s
Replies: 22
Views: 7657

Re: More 'Active' DC-8s than A380s

I was referring to the one from the military, it is a DC-8-55F.
TACS has one -73F active, their -62F hasn't flown for over a year.

Regards,
Loran

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by Loran
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: More 'Active' DC-8s than A380s
Replies: 22
Views: 7657

Re: More 'Active' DC-8s than A380s

crownvic wrote:
Is there any updates on that DC-8-50 that was flying this past year in the DRC? That last video of her taking off was amazing.

It only did this one flight, then never flew again. Too many technical problems combined with a lack of qualified crew.

Regards,
Loran

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by Loran
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Avianca A318 service from BOG – which destinations?
Replies: 6
Views: 788

Re: Avianca A318 service from BOG – which destinations?

I've just checked the OAG schedule and no A318 flights loaded during that week :grumpy:

AV would of course be the most convenient option, but maybe AF is a good alternative to you. I see them here in ZRH every day.

Regards,
Loran

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by Loran
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do we have to PACKS OFF during Engine Start?
Replies: 20
Views: 3831

Re: Why do we have to PACKS OFF during Engine Start?

The Tristar had a PT6 engine for its APU. It produced bleed air all the time, but if there was no demand, or the APU bleed valve was closed, there was a surge valve on the APU that opened and blew all the excess air very noisily overboard. So we tried to not open the surge valve by selecting the re...

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by Loran
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite vacation destinations
Replies: 48
Views: 2741

Re: Favorite vacation destinations

Top 3:
Iran
Cuba
Stans (visited so far: Türkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Özbekistan, Qazaqstan, Pakistan)

To-Dos:
Kamtchatka
Falkland Islands
Djibouti & Eritrea
and many others...

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by Loran
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IDG maintenance service package
Replies: 19
Views: 12048

Re: IDG maintenance service package

Let me add that when those part-pool-contracts are not properly thought through it might cause problems down the road. At my former carrier (medium sized European airline) we had a total care contract with one of the above mentioned providers. Looked good on paper but for our leased part of the fle...

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by Loran
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ubercopter - any experiences yet?
Replies: 0
Views: 2665

Ubercopter - any experiences yet?

You may have heard of Uber's helicopter service from Manhattan to JFK as part of a regular Uber itinerary. This service is operated by Bell 430s from Heliflite, rare stuff indeed. This service was apparently opened up to all users early October, and I read somewhere only the app for iOS shows the he...

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by Loran
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IDG maintenance service package
Replies: 19
Views: 12048

Re: IDG maintenance service package

Loran, how is pool membership determined? Anyone can join? Only alliance members can join? In other words... what are the membership criteria, which in turn may impact the quality of the used parts to be refurbished. Anyone can join. The biggest maintenance providers are Lufthansa Technik (LHT), AF...

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by Loran
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IDG maintenance service package
Replies: 19
Views: 12048

Re: IDG maintenance service package

Hi I am new here and hope my first question don't appear silly. I understand that IDG repair costs is very expensive and i have heard from one airline that they actually have an service package which doesn't require them to pay anything when they experience unscheduled removal. Is there such an ser...

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by Loran
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing on water
Replies: 19
Views: 9640

Re: Landing on water

The engine links are break points and the engine will detach at a certain load. In most cases this should work ok if the engines contact water simultaneously. Depends a lot on how level the airplane is upon water contact, I guess everyone remembers ET's 762 ditching asymetrically which pulled the ai...

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by Loran
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taking Off and Landing in Heavy Rain
Replies: 30
Views: 14114

Re: Taking Off and Landing in Heavy Rain

What's the effect of heavy rain on engine performance? The fan blades are designed in a way that any objects (water, snow, birds, any other debris) will be moved to the outer part of the fan, so that they do not enter the core stream. Having water in the bypass stream actually increases engine thru...

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by Loran
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Remember smoking in the cockpit ?
Replies: 42
Views: 15030

Re: Remember smoking in the cockpit ?

Last time I have experienced smoking in the cockpit was onboard Barq Aviation's L-1011 N164AT in early 2013 on a troop charter to Pakistan. I think the entire crew of over 25 (incl. ground engineers, etc.) came to the cockpit to smoke, you can maybe remotely imagine what that meant to a non-smoker l...

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by Loran
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Ailrlines Boeing 767 suffered uncontained engine failure
Replies: 21
Views: 8900

Re: Ethiopian Ailrlines Boeing 767 suffered uncontained engine failure

I think the most important question is when was the last engine shop visit and which shop performed it?
ET may have had nothing to do with this failure, unless there was engine maintenance done by ET itself subsequent to the shop visit.

Regards,
Loran

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by Loran
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: An-24s in regular pax schedule?
Replies: 15
Views: 4035

Re: An-24s in regular pax schedule?

I have flown the AH-24 with Aircompany SCAT, Air Koryo, KrasAvia, Alrosa, Motor Sich, also the AH-26 with KrasAvia and AeroGaviota. As others have mentioned still many around. Also worth looking at the eastern half of Russia, always a pleasure to fly in deepest Siberia, but Motor Sich is probably th...

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by Loran
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airworthy 727 List, 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 3069

Re: Airworthy 727 List, 2019

Are you purposely looking at civil only? There's a bunch of military 727s still active.
In terms of civil 721s, 5Y-CIG should also be active.

Regards,
Loran

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by Loran
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?
Replies: 39
Views: 5769

Re: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?

There's a whole bunch of Aeroflot red-eyes from western Europe to SVO departing between 10 and 11pm, and arriving in SVO around 3-4am. Have been on those from FRA and ZRH. Extremely painful, around 2.5-3h airtime with maximum 1h sleep when the light is switched off :tired: Also, TK, LOT, UIA, AUA an...

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by Loran
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Last Revenue L-1011 Flight
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

Re: Last Revenue L-1011 Flight

Don´t know for sure and couldn´t find out but, check the following and if you discover anything else let us know. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_L-1011_TriStar it says it was this year, but.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP05DjM0vFk in 2013 still flying The YouTube video is my video, t...

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by Loran
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU / KL IL-62
Replies: 40
Views: 10896

Re: SU / KL IL-62

Two points about initial Soviet Aeroflot requirements towards interior arrangements on mainline equipment: 1) Very generous space for coat hangers. Justified by the fact that Aeroflot flew to some of the most inhospitable climates, and every passenger was expected to show up in heavy coat, often fu...

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by Loran
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: North Korean airspace
Replies: 8
Views: 1778

Re: North Korean airspace

Lufthansa is also using the DPRK airspace for their Japan flights.

Regards,
Loran

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by Loran
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 47
Views: 4977

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

Because it was built mostly out of pride, ego, hubris, and shoddy planning. "Hey Boeing! We built the world's biggest plane!". You could say the same to a lesser extent for Concorde as well. Utter nonsense and the reason why I hardly visit this forum any longer :crazy: Your list seems to ...

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by Loran
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lounge Access policy for Star Alliance Gold for flights operated by Airlink
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Re: Lounge Access policy for Star Alliance Gold for flights operated by Airlink

Understood, thank you very much.
Then my source was wrong stating that Airlink is a *A affiliate (Wiki says so, too).

Thanks again.
Loran

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by Loran
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lounge Access policy for Star Alliance Gold for flights operated by Airlink
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Lounge Access policy for Star Alliance Gold for flights operated by Airlink

Good morning. I was denied lounge access in JNB for an Airlink operated international flight. The lady at the transfer desk said I can access the SAA lounge, but I bounced once the lounge staff looked at my boarding pass :talktothehand: I hold Star Alliance Gold status (LX). Couldn't find a clear st...

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by Loran
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there a airway from Chinese Tibet airspace into New Delhi Indian airspace!?
Replies: 9
Views: 3158

Re: Is there a airway from Chinese Tibet airspace into New Delhi Indian airspace!?

I drove the entire Karakorum Highway from Islamabad to Kashgar in May 2019, and the only flights I saw crossing were CA's 945 service PEK-ISB-KHI and an EK 388 heading to PEK. Very little traffic, but thats likely related to the closure of Pakistan's airspace. But yes, it is possible to cross on thi...

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