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by JayBCNLON
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA tells cabin crew to lose weight or be grounded
Replies: 35
Views: 5117

Re: PIA tells cabin crew to lose weight or be grounded

I am with PIA on this. BTW: tried flying them once SIN to BKK. Was shocked when I saw them make orange juice out of concentrate in 10 Liter canisters in the galley. Never made it off the ground in their 747. cockpit window was apparently broken. 6 Hours later were rebooked on Bangladesh Biman‘s lege...

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by JayBCNLON
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A380 Abuse?
Replies: 84
Views: 20071

Re: EK A380 Abuse?

What’s the industry average load factor ? 75%? So The entire airline industry is an „abuse“? Just because in absolute terms 100 seats sounds like a lot EK is abusing the A380 ? Of course you have empty seats! And of course you have empty seats on EK and on A380s too, and lots of them because the ave...

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A380 Abuse?
Replies: 84
Views: 20071

Re: EK A380 Abuse?

EK A380 from BCN almost always full.

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: KLM will not get A350s at all
Replies: 46
Views: 17552

Re: KLM will not get A350s at all

Just another reason to avoid an airline that is no more than „reliable“. I have never seen an airline so generic as KLM, no specific flavor. They seem to cut corners where possible offering 10-abreast on 777 and 9-abreast on 787, no leather seats, difficult-to-use intransparent web site. That is so ...

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Ratings names winner for Best Airline
Replies: 15
Views: 4012

Re: Airline Ratings names winner for Best Airline

Any airline flying 777s with a majority of their seats in 10-abreast configuration does not deserve to be on that list - even if this is the view of the “Business Insider”. Totally biased geographically on top is that.

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by JayBCNLON
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Air Europa or Iberia try BCN-MIA?
Replies: 11
Views: 1452

Re: Should Air Europa or Iberia try BCN-MIA?

BCN has indeed been gaining a lot of momentum with impressive growth rates since I moved here 8 years ago and has attracted high yield carriers such as SQ, CX, KE, CA. All 3 US3 and 2 of the ME3 plus TK fly multiple daily wide body rotations into BCN. It’s not just cruise traffic and low yield (shor...

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am European Ops
Replies: 53
Views: 6772

Re: Pan Am European Ops

A few things that haven’t been mentioned here regarding the PA flights to and from TXL/THF and FRA before 1990: 1. Pan Am (and BA/AF) we’re conducting their flights using a loop hole in the agreements of the allied powers over the status of Berlin where military supply flights were allowed through 3...

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 diverts to Denver
Replies: 36
Views: 12291

Re: Air France A380 diverts to Denver

How can it be that a prominent airport such as BOS or DEN which are en route of several A380 flights each day are not equipped to handle a regularly scheduled aircraft in case of an emergency in a leading industrial country? I am just flabbergasted ....

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by JayBCNLON
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unserved markets from Frankfurt
Replies: 21
Views: 3179

Re: Unserved markets from Frankfurt

DE: SXF, HDF
EUR: KGD
AFR: DUR, JRO, VFA
ASI: MNL, KUL, CGK, DMM, CCU, DAC, RGN
USA: STL, MKE, BUF, MSP, FLL
AME: MDE, LIM, SCL, BSB, SJU, POA, MVD,

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by JayBCNLON
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 93512

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

So is the title going to be changed? It is now quite misleading. Or will the entire thread be locked ?

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lufthansa Monopolising Europe?
Replies: 44
Views: 8074

Re: Lufthansa Monopolising Europe

LH is naturally playing a key role in the European consolidation. Anything else would be quite surprising. There is however enough competition in Europe so that one cannot speak of “Lufthansa monopolizing Europe”.

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lufthansa Monopolising Europe?
Replies: 44
Views: 8074

Re: Lufthansa Monopolising Europe

IAG was pretty much an acquisition of IB by BA, only the legal framework appears to indicate a merger of equals.

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lufthansa Monopolising Europe?
Replies: 44
Views: 8074

Re: Lufthansa Monopolising Europe

It is quite natural that in a unifying Europe with a unified aviation market there is a super national consolidation and that the players of the key countries play a pivotal role in that. It could very well be that in a few years there will be only 4 players left in Europe (excluding Russia, which h...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there any country where domestic flying is carried out entirely or almost entirely by one manufacturer's aircraft?
Replies: 21
Views: 3013

Re: Is there any country where domestic flying is carried out entirely or almost entirely by one manufacturer's aircraft

gunnerman wrote:
There's a lot of A320s flying around Germany.


Hmm but then there are ex AB 737 under EW between TXL and DUS/GGN and others, German domestic FR from SXF-CGN 4 times daily.

No Germany does not qualify, I believe :)

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 34426

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

„Big things“ literally means something big - physically or in terms of impact - and „our way“ really sounds like it is happening for Lufthansa as an airline, as a whole. It could very well be a new order for more A380s, despite the fact that Carsten Spohr is on on record for saying he wouldn’t orde...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 34426

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

benjjk wrote:
If anyone (apart from EK) is going to buy more 380s of any description it will be LH. Having said that, I will eat my hat if this 'tease' is about a new order.


No one has hats anymore these days :) if anything they have base caps ;)

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 34426

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

„Big things“ literally means something big - physically or in terms of impact - and „our way“ really sounds like it is happening for Lufthansa as an airline, as a whole. It could very well be a new order for more A380s, despite the fact that Carsten Spohr is on on record for saying he wouldn’t order...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 34426

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

Somebody misunderstood the LH tweet, which is only about the first A380 in the new livery. Probably! The big thing might be announcing the retirement and scrapping of their A380 fleet. The image on the LH tweet is an A380 being towed away, so it fits. Naaa, come on! It’s not being towed AWAY! It’s ...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 34426

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

LH News uses the old livery a lot. It is a bit similar to the post when 777F Foxtrot Echo got the special decals, so I guess either they re-paint the first A380 (which fits the schedule) or one A380 gets some decals. Naaa, decals or repaint in new livery wouldn’t be coming „our way“, they would ind...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 34426

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

Francoflier wrote:
Why can't it just be a new a380 destination?


Because then big things wouldn’t come „our way“, they would be coming „their way“.

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by JayBCNLON
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A German domestic route flown by Luxair, operated by Adria
Replies: 14
Views: 3250

Re: A German domestic route flown by Luxair, operated by Adriar

We are truly European :) I love it. Some time ago I flew Ryanair from CGN to TXL ... the aircraft and crew came from OPO, and it was wonderful to fly German domestic with a crew from Portugal .

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by JayBCNLON
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 13412

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

But what is the crime that he committed to have the cops come, delay the plane, etc? I am not defending him, I am just not sure that is feasible. Your question highlights the biggest misunderstanding shown by many in this thread. When you step in a commercial plane you are bound by the Contract of ...

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 13412

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

This incident is blown totally out of proportion. Comparable scenes are common in road traffic. Just because it’s aviation and the name “Ryanair” is involved it receives this kind of attention. There were 178 other passengers on board who just wanted to the get from A to B on time. The cabin crew b...

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 13412

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

Indeed, I have ia view of the incident itself, and i believe the case should be closed. And, again, I am saying that as a person belonging to a group that sees a lot of hate crime. I also have a view of how the crew handled the situation, and I think they handled it correctly by referring it to auth...

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 13412

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

Being part of a minority which sees a lot of hate crime I have a clear view of what it is .... and what it isn’t :). That’s why I am saying I didn’t see anything that struck me as being handled wrong by the crew: they separated the parties, they executed the flight on time for everyone, they reporte...

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 13412

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

Can you point to the clause in the Spanish code of law that was breached? I can't and that's why I used the word "probably". I would be interested to hear the opinion of an expert in Spanish law though. Regardless, his punishment in the public shaming is enough for me to think he got what...

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 13412

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

I don’t think anything happened here that breaches any laws in Spain If your position is that she wasn't racially abused then you're probably right. I and lots of others would say otherwise. Can you point to the clause in the Spanish code of law that was breached? It’s not up to me to have a positi...

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 13412

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

We should listen to both sides before we judge this guy or the crew. There is probably more to this than what we see in the video. Just calling someone ugly or black in an argument doesn't make him a racist. Those who watched the video listened and heard a man verbally abusing an older lady, and be...

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 13412

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

This incident is blown totally out of proportion. Comparable scenes are common in road traffic. Just because it’s aviation and the name “Ryanair” is involved it receives this kind of attention. There were 178 other passengers on board who just wanted to the get from A to B on time. The cabin crew b...

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 171
Views: 29323

Re: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg

What is stupid is to leave profit on the table. If operating a bunch of 787s makes the most profit when both operations and MRO is factored in, that's what you do. What he meant is that it is unheard of to order a new aircraft type just because your maintenance team can get better at repairing it. ...

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 171
Views: 29323

Re: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg

It’s always been difficult for non-Germans to understand the German market. That also goes for Lufthansa as an airline. I find it fascinating to read statements such as quasi-subsidized etc. These comments show a complete ignorance. LH is not the Thai of Europe. LH is very good at what it’s doing. T...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 13412

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

This incident is blown totally out of proportion. Comparable scenes are common in road traffic. Just because it’s aviation and the name “Ryanair” is involved it receives this kind of attention. There were 178 other passengers on board who just wanted to the get from A to B on time. The cabin crew ba...

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by JayBCNLON
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficial: Qatar Airways to leave One World Alliance
Replies: 176
Views: 11374

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

Amsterdam wrote:
KLM just started codeshare via SIN with Quantas

Everything happens


Quantas ... on this forum ... I love it :)

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 17463

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

After Brexit the role of the UK and BA will further diminish:
- UK being less of a „bridgehead“ or convenient entry into the EU
- UK being seen as nationalist country
- UK politics and politicians preoccupied with a theme that really fiesnt best fruit
Xetbm cv

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA goes daily in Nashville in S19
Replies: 33
Views: 5164

Re: BA goes daily in Nashville in S19

• Nashville is the fastest new route to move to a daily service in 10 years • Additional two weekly services added on flight from London British Airways is set to increase its flights to Nashville next summer, operating a daily flight between Tennessee and Heathrow. The addition of two extra weekly...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 Customers And Routes
Replies: 19
Views: 3144

Re: Future A380 Customers And Routes

ANA actually ordered the A380, 3 x Skymark were taken by EK.

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 Customers And Routes
Replies: 19
Views: 3144

Re: Future A380 Customers And Routes

BA/IB, TK, GA, AT, UU, and the CH4 as a signal to Mr45 as well as all existing A380 operators minus QF and EY (Both shifting strategies all the time and having a difficult position and are as a result all over the place).

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most overrated aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 5707

Re: Most overrated aircraft?

777 is the most over rated aircraft: loud, paved the way for uncomfortable and ambiguous seating options, looks extremely boring, and is not mentioned here enough ;)

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most overrated aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 5707

Re: Most overrated aircraft?

777 is the most over rated aircraft: loud, paved the way for uncomfortable and ambiguous seating options, looks extremely boring, and is not mentioned here enough ;)

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the most 5th freedom routes
Replies: 33
Views: 5036

Re: Airports with the most 5th freedom routes

AF on MIA-PAP is a weird one since it has a narrow-body plane in North America. AF still flies others like LAX-PPT and MIA-FDF, but I guess those aren't technically 5th freedom routes. They are not just technically not 5th freedom routes, they simply aren’t. Some of France‘s territory - fully integ...

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by JayBCNLON
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings announces Newark
Replies: 13
Views: 4377

Re: Eurowings announces Newark

EW is picking up the old LTU routes which were German touristic destinations. EW already fly to BKK, and they could start HKT maybe even MLE and CMB. Long shots would be GOI and DPS.

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by JayBCNLON
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 16456

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

I guess since it’s AF it is announcing Paris-Dallas rather than Dallas-Paris ;)

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by JayBCNLON
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda sacks CEO and majority of board
Replies: 16
Views: 5033

Re: Garuda sacks CEO and majority of board

Don’t forget: GA is 5 star according to Skytrax. Quality should be up there with SQ‘s.

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by JayBCNLON
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years
Replies: 76
Views: 12360

Re: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years

There actually is a shortcut to bypass the shops at STN - just ask for it if you can’t see it. But yes i don’t understand why there are no gate screens past the main hall.

So glad that after Brexit there is no more need to go to the UK and having to deal with decaying 3rd world infrastructure.

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 9430

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

Cockpit doors locked isolating pilots from passengers and cabin crew. I remember being able to watch landings from aisle seats through the open cockpit door, pilots were totally accessible and kids making regular trips to sit in the cockpit in flight.

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ 777-300ER to IAH during Holiday Season
Replies: 9
Views: 1813

Re: NZ 777-300ER to IAH during Holiday Season

I think NZ is flying a mix of everything everywhere this season due to the 789 Engine challenges! SQ lease here, BR lease there, NZ 300s all over there! I do feel sorry for them. AU, and PI is a ‘fluid’ schedule. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280416/air-new-zealand-nw18-internat...

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by JayBCNLON
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No A380 for KLM?
Replies: 51
Views: 12443

Re: No A380 for KLM?

Yeah, no. KLM does not need the A380. AMS could sustain it for very few destinations, which would call for a very small fleet of them. Even though some maintenance and handling can be coordinated with AF, maintaining a differently-painted, differently-configured subfleet of KL A380s wouldn't pay of...

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Lufthansa transferring its A330-300 to Eurowings
Replies: 15
Views: 7356

Re: Lufthansa transferring its A330-300 to Eurowings

If they become OO registered wouldn’t they be used by Eurowings from BRU?

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be any daytime flights to or from South America
Replies: 34
Views: 5450

Re: Will there ever be any daytime flights to or from South America

Many flights from EU to South America are indeed daytime, f.e. LH FRA-BOG, IB MAD-CCS/GRU/GIG .... seems to be nothing out of the ordinary

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