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by rebr
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off
Replies: 52
Views: 15607

Re: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off

wingman wrote:
This is why I never check bags.

Underrated comment of the day :lol:

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by rebr
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK203 from DXB to JFK diverted to CPH
Replies: 5
Views: 2588

Re: EK203 from DXB to JFK diverted to CPH

https://direkte.vg.no/studio/nyhetsdoeg ... 8062a3e60b
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Norwegian newspaper VG claims it was a medical emergency and they were too heavy for landing at OSL, so they circled for a while to burn fuel before eventually deciding to divert to CPH instead...:
https://direkte.vg.no/studio/nyhetsdoeg ... 8062a3e60b

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by rebr
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: SSL security
Replies: 18
Views: 7062

Re: SSL security

I just realized the same thing. It's been 9 months. It may not be a 5 minute job to implement HTTPS on a large site, but 9 months is a bit too much isn't it? I agree with the first poster, there is ZERO excuse. "Our sites are safe" is not enough, if I am logging in via HTTP my credentials ...

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by rebr
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines
Replies: 52
Views: 6511

Re: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines

4) Australia is already ready for ultra-range flights, a Tel Aviv - Sydney flight is a little shorter than Perth - London Heathrow, an easy route to fulfill for the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with the greatest effeciency, and highlighting that the Jewish population in Australia is one of the largest i...

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by rebr
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India confirms DEL-TLV
Replies: 58
Views: 7893

Re: Air India confirms DEL-TLV

Source? If this is true the real breaking news here is an airline being allowed to fly over an Arab country on the way to/from Israel.

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by rebr
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 deer on runway
Replies: 5
Views: 1731

KLM 747 deer on runway

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/ ... photo/amp/
Amazing picture. Looks quite dangerous though.
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Just popped up in my Google Feed: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/ ... photo/amp/
Amazing picture. Looks quite dangerous though.

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by rebr
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic A330-300 and Egyptair 777 clip wing tips at JFK
Replies: 33
Views: 12880

Re: Virgin Atlantic A330-300 and Egyptair 777 clip wing tips at JFK

From looking at the FR image above, it appears the Virgin was "over-taking" the Egypt Air on to the runway - why would that happen? Unless the 330 was going backwards, it isn't possible for the winglet of the A330 to connect with the *leading* edge of the 777. It would appear as if the 77...

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by rebr
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines that currently fly the 744 to DXB?
Replies: 21
Views: 3937

Re: Airlines that currently fly the 744 to DXB?

Occasionally KL switched the 772 for a 747 to DXB, not sure if they still do that

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by rebr
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed
Replies: 101
Views: 27231

Re: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed

If only I had money enough to fly F or J. This economy class "upgrade" is a nightmare;
Installed "ergonomically" thin seats
Removed Power outlet
No more separate cupholder...

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by rebr
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia Cargo B744F overran runway at MST
Replies: 23
Views: 8617

Re: Saudia Cargo B744F overran runway at MST

Is it just me or are all the thrust reversers still deployed in all these pictures?

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by rebr
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 179
Views: 22258

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

Too short to fly also depends on whether you're connecting or not. Take HAJ-AMS, a 40 min flight, vs a 3.5 hour drive. I'd rather drive if I had to be in Amsterdam, but if flying onward from Amsterdam then I would rather fly, there's probably a truckload of other examples where flying makes sense if...

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by rebr
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the A380 a "hard lander"?
Replies: 40
Views: 8527

Re: Is the A380 a "hard lander"?

Flown a dozen times on the A380 myself, and can't recall any particularly hard landing. I also believe it has a lot to do with where in the aircraft you are sitting. Was reminded about this video. I've noticed this before on the A380, to me it seems the struts only start to absorb energy after the e...

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by rebr
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 372074

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

I am missing the roo on the engine, a simple addition that made the livery look less bland.

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by rebr
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 54206

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

https://nos.nl/artikel/2191915-eerste-v ... arten.html
ATC is not operational
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Coast Guard from Curacao has landed at SXM.
https://nos.nl/artikel/2191915-eerste-v ... arten.html
ATC is not operational

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by rebr
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 54206

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

https://nos.nl/artikel/2191832-luchthav ... -hulp.html
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Dutch Navy is reporting the runway at SXM will already open sometime today: https://nos.nl/artikel/2191832-luchthav ... -hulp.html

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by rebr
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Iran bans US and Saudia aircraft from airspace
Replies: 44
Views: 13833

Re: Iran bans US and Saudia aircraft from airspace

Are there any US carriers with routes over Iran that are affected?

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by rebr
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR 42/72 Production and Delivery thread
Replies: 29
Views: 5916

Re: ATR 42/72 Production and Delivery thread

NZ got a new one in July, which begs the question, what does a delivery flight TLS-NZ look like for an ATR, ought to be making a lot of stops.

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by rebr
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!
Replies: 70
Views: 10100

Re: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!

SAS has made many network cuts over the years. It had to cut SEA back in 2009, and BKK in 2013 because it ''wasn't profitable'' despite the fact that it had high load factors. There is no way SAS would fly to AKL. SAS will never return to SEA (most likely because of too much European and Icelandair...

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by rebr
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airspace Full?
Replies: 29
Views: 5199

Re: British Airspace Full?

Maybe more A380's is the answer? :bouncy:

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by rebr
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EP-SHB flying?
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

EP-SHB flying?

According to FR24 a 39 year old 742 EP-SHB has been flying on both 18 and 19 july. Anyone known where she has been, or is this just a glitch of FR24? Seems rather unlikely, the aircraft is apparently stored, and last time it was seen flying was in 2000. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ep...

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by rebr
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK routing Egypt-Jordan-KSA why not Egypt-KSA?
Replies: 3
Views: 1279

EK routing Egypt-Jordan-KSA why not Egypt-KSA?

I've noticed that many EK flights from southern Europe to DXB have a bit weird routing. They don't do it always but is seems to be "preferred" by EK when looking at some flight history. It seems as if they want to be in Saudi airspace for as short as possible. EK192 LIS-DXB for example fli...

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by rebr
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1532278

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... xv#df542c4

Bit irrelevant but she overflew SA, Bahrain and Qatar (!) on her way :)
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KarelXWB wrote:
The cabin equipped A350-1000 (MSN 65) is on its way to Al Ain (hot whether testing?):

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... xv#df542c4

Bit irrelevant but she overflew SA, Bahrain and Qatar (!) on her way :)

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by rebr
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 21954

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

I work at international concourse in Atlanta, and I see Qatar come in, and the plane is almost empty every day

Right.....

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by rebr
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian govt wants to exit AI
Replies: 214
Views: 23685

Re: TATA group may buy Air India

And repaint all the aircraft in Vistara livery? :)

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by rebr
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates sees demand returning on US routes
Replies: 14
Views: 4857

Re: Emirates sees demand returning on US routes

Suffice to say that folks aren't too tempted these days to fly EK, fearing that their laptops and iPads will be rattling about in the hold. Flew EK201 (DXB-JFK) recently, my laptop was packed very well, only concern I had was when they were handing devices back out it was absolute chaos. But all we...

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by rebr
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SCHIPHOL (AMS): May numbers: grow passengers and freight
Replies: 8
Views: 1572

Re: SCHIPHOL (AMS): May numbers: grow passagiers and freight

If AMS continues like this they will soon overtake CDG and take second place in Europe (by passenger numbers) after LHR.

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by rebr
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 149874

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

Has Bahrain opened another routing for QR planes? QR93(DOH-ZRH) just flew past Bahrain towards Kuwait. Perhaps ICAO has intervened and has knocked some sense into the parties. It does appear that quite a few QR flights are going further west in the Bahrain FIR. I suspect that they are in internatio...

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by rebr
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair pax forgets to print his boarding card, has to pay 50€ and starts ranting the gate agent (and filming)
Replies: 60
Views: 10139

Re: Ryanair pax forgets to print his boarding card, has to pay 50€ and starts ranting the gate agent (and filming)

Even if this guy would be right he'd still be a moron imo. Really good to see the other passengers intervened.

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by rebr
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 149874

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

Doha airport according to Google
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by rebr
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 149874

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

Will be interesting to see what happens with QR400 DOH-AMM later today. Looking at a map the only way in for QR is through Iraq. Or can they fly over the Red Sea even though it is in Egypt/KSA FIR?

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by rebr
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar AIrways to defer orders?
Replies: 23
Views: 9012

Re: Qatar AIrways to defer orders?

Like I said on another thread. The UAE airlines flying to Qatar which are EY, EK and flydubai are also losing revenue here. Qatar is only one airline while three are losing out in the UAE. QR alone has more flights to the UAE then EY/EK/FZ have combined to Qatar. In addition the UAE is a major mark...

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by rebr
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 149874

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

lightsaber wrote:
I need popcorn!

Me too! :)

Purely hypothetical, but imagine what happens if Iran sides with Qatar and closes their airspace for EK and EY as a result. Now that would disrupt air travel :)

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by rebr
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 149874

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

Pellegrine wrote:
Also, Somali airspace is verboten as well as it's considered moderate risk/no fly.

Only for US carriers, QR EK and the likes still overfly Somalia... See QR1363 for example...

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by rebr
Mon May 29, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian was looking to start BCN-TYO
Replies: 21
Views: 4183

Re: Norwegian was looking to start BCN-TYO

as they have sort of fixed the biliteral problem between Russia and Norway. Don't want to go off topic here, but I missed this. What has changed? Sure enough I checked and DY7201 is now flying over Russian airspace (https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/dy7201#d7edf05) Still a bit weird turn s...

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by rebr
Mon May 29, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sri Lankan announces Melbourne-Colombo nonstop
Replies: 6
Views: 1650

Re: Sri Lankan announces Melbourne-Colombo nonstop

A friend of mine flies CMB-SIN-MEL quite frequently, pretty sure he will be happy :) Congrats to UL and MEL

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by rebr
Sat May 20, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-EU laptop ban abandoned; scrutiny increases over decision to leave ME ban in place
Replies: 58
Views: 6913

Re: US-EU laptop ban abandoned; scrutiny increases over decision to leave ME ban in place

Not that I see any airline putting HDMI/DisplayPort/WiDi capability to their IFE anytime soon. Not 100% sure but IFE systems in J and F have HDMI input or stream your own content feature. There are compute sticks by Intel, Asus and others ranging between $150 to $400. ME3 can give out those to J/F ...

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by rebr
Fri May 19, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 237510

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

And delivered: Airbus A330 -343 1789 RP-C3348 Cebu Pacific Air delivery 19-20may17 TLS-DWC-MNL ex F-WWCD Any idea why there's a stopover in Dubai? Especially on a delivery flight it should make TLS-MNL nonstop easy? Edit: Just a wild guess but maybe it's a leased aircraft and the leasing company is...

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by rebr
Fri May 19, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-EU laptop ban abandoned; scrutiny increases over decision to leave ME ban in place
Replies: 58
Views: 6913

Re: US-EU laptop ban abandoned; scrutiny increases over decision to leave ME ban in place

Phones that can be used as laptops and easily connect to universal external screens and keyboards are going to become a thing. The problem I see is that modern interfaces like WiDi or DisplayPort are not just display connections, they're also data connections, so users with sensitive data might not...

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by rebr
Thu May 18, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "
Replies: 79
Views: 11476

Re: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "

Compared to some other monarchs, at least he's doing something semi-productive instead of just polishing his jewels in various castles. He's actually quite "productive" otherwise as well. If I'm not mistaken he does quite a lot of trade missions to promote the Netherlands as a trade partn...

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by rebr
Wed May 17, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "
Replies: 79
Views: 11476

Re: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "

Apparently he made his last F70 flight yesterday, he's been flying for KLM CityHopper twice a month for the past 21 years, that adds up to a decent amount of flying. According to cabin crew and captains that have flown with him, he wants to be called by his first name and not "your highness&quo...

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by rebr
Wed May 17, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces beginning of services to GIG and SCL
Replies: 30
Views: 8038

Re: Qatar Airways announces beginning of services to GIG and SCL

The ME3 have decided they get free advertising for their airline if they every month start announcing things or make statements to the press. No need for big marketing campaigns if your name is in the papers daily about routes you pretend you are going to start, or airplanes you are going to receiv...

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by rebr
Tue May 16, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian seeks 'heavy' cost cuts
Replies: 26
Views: 6038

Re: Ethiopian seeks 'heavy' cost cuts

I've noticed ET's 787 parked at Oslo, and when I checked the schedule, I saw the plane is sitting in OSL for basically the whole day before returning OSL-ARN-ADD. If they do that in more places then Oslo, I think I know a way to cut cost. Surely it costs a lot of money to have a 787 sitting idle all...

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by rebr
Mon May 15, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1532278

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Maybe I missed it but I followed the three test A350-1000's for a while on a FR24, and so far I've not seen a single flight go higher then FL410, where the 359's routinely go to FL430. Just a coincidence or is the heavier 1000 less effective at higher altitude than the 900?

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by rebr
Thu May 11, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces AED 2.5 billion (US$ 670 million) profits
Replies: 52
Views: 7755

Re: Emirates announces AED 2.5 billion (US$ 670 million) profits

ZeeZoo wrote:
Can I ask, to which country is EK's most revenue generating? And which country is EK's most profit generating?

Cheers!

My guess would be the UK

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by rebr
Wed May 10, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 42345

Re: Emirates to cut JFK-DXB from 3X to 2X daily

In a new announcement, (not to be confused with the previous cuts) EK has announced it is cutting one JFK-DXB nonstop frequency, reducing the overall count from 3X to 2X daily for the month of June as it decides how to proceed in the future. The Milan flight is unaffected; the cut flight is EK207/2...

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by rebr
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 23246

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

If only someone had a can of Pepsi...

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by rebr
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1532278

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Isn't that the longest range for any commercial aircraft? Quite incredible. I see a SYD-LHR nonstop flight become viable (as in flying it with a full load and still being economical) within the foreseeable future.

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by rebr
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian challenges LEVEL/IAG and will fly between Barcelona and Buenos Aires
Replies: 49
Views: 6405

Re: Norwegian challenges LEVEL/IAG and will fly between Barcelona and Buenos Aires

dcajet wrote:
According to El Pais of Madrid, Norwegian announced today that it has requested authority to fly between Buenos Aires and London, Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Barcelona.

OSL-EZE and ARN-EZE are some very long flights.

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by rebr
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to launch Premium Economy
Replies: 33
Views: 9624

Re: Emirates to launch Premium Economy

Bad news for us who were waiting for this. EK seems to be crawling back on their "rollout in the next 18 months" statement. http://www.arabnews.com/node/1065696/business-economy I thought Al Baker/QR had a monopoly on making U-turns like this? :) A decision on whether to introduce a premiu...

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