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by SwissCanuck
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 174
Views: 25623

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

When paragliding, in french, if you land in a crop field you "salad" yourself, if you land in a pasture you "cow" (vache) yourself. These guys just saladed a bloody airbus. Brilliant. Kudos to the crew. This could have been a horrible accident. The normal rule here is you have to...

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by SwissCanuck
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32885

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Just thought I'd add my thoughts on hidden-city I had to pull once. I literally had no choice. I don't know if UA splits inventory in this way. I'll keep airline/airport names out of the example because they're really not relevant. So I was at AAA. I needed to get to ZZZ, on a continent that is noto...

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by SwissCanuck
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure
Replies: 47
Views: 9440

Re: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure

'Europe' doesn't have an extensive HSR network. A few, actually just Germany and France, countries does have a good network, and some have a few lines here and there. But it's not what anybody would label 'extensive' You forgot Spain, Switzerland and Italy. But otherwise, you are correct. Switzerla...

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by SwissCanuck
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 13832

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

Last night I was traveling on a DL A321, and noticed that at door 2L and 2R the seats in the row in front of the exit (I believe row 12) were partially blocking the door. The back of the seat came to approximately the window of the exit door, roughly covering 1/3 of the door and exit. How is this l...

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by SwissCanuck
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 316
Views: 53689

Re: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat

So that leaves Canada with two major players, Air Canada and WestJet? Well, on sun routes, there's still three with Sunwing. To Europe, I'd argue not much as changed as since Zoom's demise, it's been an AC/TS duopoly, while now it'll still be a duopoly, but WS will be the 2nd Canadian player. Who k...

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by SwissCanuck
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?
Replies: 71
Views: 12867

Re: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?

Different airlines order different options... All 7X7 are not the same. Sort of why they changed the DC-10 to the MD-10 after the cockpit conversion. My understanding is that it has become a lot easier/cheaper to add/remove these options over the years, so the original config doesn't matter so much.

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by SwissCanuck
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718445

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Simon has weighed in on this crash, very out of character for him. He seems to put the fact that the ET pilots were informed about MCAS/details of LionAir into doubt. An interesting read: http://avherald.com/h?article=4c534c4a/0045&opt=0 In an airline environment something like an emergency AD ...

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by SwissCanuck
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 89086

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

Well I'm not 20. Also, I don't see any AC aircraft other than RJ's because I spot at BWI. [/quote=SpaceshipDC-10]Okay, I understand. Here's a detailed fleet of almost all AC's jetliners since the DC-8. Still missing is the L1011 fleet. https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Air-Canada Thanks! I reme...

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by SwissCanuck
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718445

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

http://avherald.com/h?article=4c534c4a/0045&opt=0
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Simon has weighed in on this crash, very out of character for him. He seems to put the fact that the ET pilots were informed about MCAS/details of LionAir into doubt. An interesting read:

http://avherald.com/h?article=4c534c4a/0045&opt=0

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by SwissCanuck
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 590 odd routing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1887

Re: LH 590 odd routing?

Flight now reported to be heading back to ... MUC ? Weird.

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by SwissCanuck
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142037

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

AusBT are reporting on this event this evening (here in Australia) that it will be flights to London with a Mint 2.0 that is all single seat Thomson Vantage Solo's. Link: https://www.ausbt.com.au/jetblue-new-york-london-airbus-a32-flights-mint-premium-business-class?utm_source=hero Interesting that...

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by SwissCanuck
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718445

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I'm leaning towards that when Stab Trim is Cutout, Electric Trim is not recorded in the FDR. Looking at the schematic, it's clear that power to the pilot's trim switches is disconnected when either of the cutout switches are set to cutout. Without power, I fail to see how either of the trim switche...

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by SwissCanuck
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 89086

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

Either way, without any crew bases at YOW, AC will always need to rotate widebodies on a YYZ run. A YOW-YUL widebody makes no sense vs the large O&D on YOW-YYZ, especially at peak times of the day for the day tripper biz pax. The only reason the 767 flies YYZ-YOW-LHR-YOW-YYZ is because that is ...

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by SwissCanuck
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387343

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Some info on and photos of Captain Sean Archuleta's last ride home. May he and the other pilots RIP. United's handling of this has been truly impressive. https://thepilotwifelife.com/the-last-leg-home-captain-archuletas-ashes-are-returned-to-his-wife-with-honor/ https://thepilotwifelife.com/united-...

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by SwissCanuck
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harbour Air poised to start worlds first all electric fleet
Replies: 32
Views: 3542

Re: Harbour Air poised to start worlds first all electric fleet

767333ER wrote:
What happens on on a larger plane when the batteries are low and yet you need full power for a go around for example?


The same thing that happens on a larger plane when fuel is low and you need full power for a go-around, for example? Of course it'll be the same story, reserves.

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by SwissCanuck
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718445

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

~ Boeing releasing software update; Airlines sending pilots to test in simulator And the preliminary results of these test flights in the simulator don't look good: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6851217/Pilots-40-SECONDS-ride-automated-Lion-Air-Ethiopian-Airlines-crashes.html Ok, it's the...

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by SwissCanuck
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716183

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Really disappointed my country followed the hysteria.

The only upshot here is pressure to get at least an initial finding quickly.

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by SwissCanuck
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718445

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

So just to be clear....If an Airbus crashes in Panama or Guatemala and those authorities ask that the black boxes be sent to the US for analysis, all of you Euros are going to be good with that? No questions asked? All good with you? No conspiracy theories? Riiiigght.....Got it. Thus far the only v...

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by SwissCanuck
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716183

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Because MCAS was required so that the flight characteristics were close enough that the same type certification could be used on the MAX as the NG (and probably the Classic). Without MCAS, the MAX would probably need it's own rating, meaning significant more cost to the operators. If this was done ...

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by SwissCanuck
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718445

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

FR24 knows when an aircraft is on the ground and reports it as 0 feet not if you were to take it as AGL the graph would say the aircraft went from 0 to 8000ft in less than 1 minute, completely impossible. Actually to put this to bed, according to the raw data it went from 0 to 7200ft in less than 2...

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by SwissCanuck
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Airshow Public Weekend Axed
Replies: 11
Views: 3163

Re: Farnborough Airshow Public Weekend Axed

Glad I went this year. Loved the 727 tanker. And got to finally step onboard an A380. But I was disappointed in the number of aircraft on display (I arrived Friday so got more than most) and that most were static displays with no interaction. The Catalina was a nice touch though, and got to go onboa...

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by SwissCanuck
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA NYC & LAX passengers Helo service
Replies: 18
Views: 2956

Re: AA NYC & LAX passengers Helo service

Don't know where you're seeing $200. I see $1,350 -$2k in the article.

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by SwissCanuck
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man denied boarding on AA SJC-LAX return flight because he never showed up for original LAX-SJC flight...except he did
Replies: 17
Views: 3779

Re: Man denied boarding on AA SJC-LAX return flight because he never showed up for original LAX-SJC flight...except he d

This obviously happens more than anyone would like to admit. The evidence is simple, and I'm sure I'm not alone at having seen it. With well over 500 flights under my belt, I can't count the number of times people hold boarding cards for the same seat. Easily explained away, seat change since print ...

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by SwissCanuck
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada updates fatigue and alcohol rules for pilots
Replies: 11
Views: 1945

Canada updates fatigue and alcohol rules for pilots

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/garnea ... -1.4942385

Pilots don't think TC has gone far enough with this first update since the '70s.

Thoughts? I think they should have come closer to the US/EU rules.
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/garnea ... -1.4942385

Pilots don't think TC has gone far enough with this first update since the '70s.

Thoughts? I think they should have come closer to the US/EU rules.

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by SwissCanuck
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled
Replies: 116
Views: 14121

Re: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled

The airline industry should simply eliminate these services. If you’re that disabled then it should be mandatory that you travel with a companion. The airline will be glad to provide a wheelchair but it should not be responsible for your needs. Also, the unaccompanied minor service needs to stop, c...

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by SwissCanuck
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 82
Views: 17959

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

For those commenting "They knew they were moving by an airport" don't know the current situation in Switzerland. Certainly in Geneva, and I believe in Zurich as well, there is a housing crisis. Vacancy rates are almost non-existent. Sometimes you don't have a choice but to move where lodgi...

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by SwissCanuck
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's oldest S-80s retired today
Replies: 67
Views: 10573

Re: AA's oldest S-80s retired today

Aren't AC's DH1s older?

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by SwissCanuck
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where in the world can you still spot a 727 or a 737-200?
Replies: 47
Views: 4789

Re: Where in the world can you still spot a 727 or a 737-200?

I spotted G-OSRA at Farnborough this year. Have a look on the web maybe for where she's off to next?

Was wonderful to see, especially as they were practically doing acrobatics with her at some points !

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by SwissCanuck
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 17 y/o A 320 on a TATL flight today
Replies: 13
Views: 4550

Re: 17 y/o A 320 on a TATL flight today

Either it's empty or not an A320 - does not have the legs for YUL-FRA.

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by SwissCanuck
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s with the alphanumeric BA callsigns?
Replies: 29
Views: 5055

Re: What’s with the alphanumeric BA callsigns?

easyJet does this all the time.

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by SwissCanuck
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What type is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1627

Re: What type is this.

What's up with that anyway? I'm seeing it more and more often. Does the post indicate the client posting time instead of the server or something?

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by SwissCanuck
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service
Replies: 71
Views: 13069

Re: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service

How are these old aircraft still deemed airworthy? Many of their manufacturers no longer exist. They don't provide commercial service but I'm sure there are a few pilots that you can pay a few bucks to to climb in for a joy ride. Is there a way to bend the rules (or are there specific FAA or EASA r...

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by SwissCanuck
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest makes emergency landing after passenger smokes joint
Replies: 48
Views: 4738

Re: Southwest makes emergency landing after passenger smokes joint

Story time! About ten years ago, I was on an AC A32x in J, and about mid-flight was doing my business in the forward lav. Suddenly, the F/A who I'd become quite chatty with throughout the flight started knocking on the door, calling me by my name, and asking me to exit the lav immediately. As I was ...

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by SwissCanuck
Mon May 28, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 32678

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United? Any ideas?

Haha, case closed. Someone was having some fun.

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by SwissCanuck
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Self tag outside the US
Replies: 19
Views: 1604

Re: Self tag outside the US

LH/LX offer this ... I'm 100% sure LX does, but never done it with LH. You print it out and fold it twice, then if you don't already have the holder they'll give you one at the airport. If I fly LX from GVA I have a few at home. Get to the airport, scan board pass, throw bag in the hole, off to secu...

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by SwissCanuck
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to remove First Class from 777-200LR's to increase seat capacity
Replies: 63
Views: 3895

Re: EK unveils new B77L configuaration and social area

Don't see how this area is different from, for instance, AC's self-serve bar in the L2/R2 galley area. Kind of silly to say it's unique.

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by SwissCanuck
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Geneva airport closed
Replies: 10
Views: 2278

Re: Geneva airport closed

SAS just landed, AC on approach. But it's still snowing, so I think operations will be fairly restricted today.

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by SwissCanuck
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to lose tax break due to NRA issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1277

Re: Delta to lose tax break due to NRA issue

Not sure why they were to get them in the first place... Sounds like pot calling the kettle black !

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by SwissCanuck
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Geneva airport closed
Replies: 10
Views: 2278

Re: Geneva airport closed

Looking at FR24 it's closed again as the snow is falling once again. Seems they're plowing the runway now.

The ESKIMO call signs on the plows wouldn't be greatly appreciated in some parts of the world... I chuckled a little.

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by SwissCanuck
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YUL "improvement fee" increased to C$30 starting April 1, 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: YUL "improvement fee" increased to C$30 starting April 1, 2018

So the AIF at YUL is the same price as an easyJet flight GVA-BRU return, all-in. LOL :)

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by SwissCanuck
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow due in UK from mid-week.
Replies: 87
Views: 11911

Re: Snow due in UK from mid-week.

LHR-GVA is NOT low load factor right now...

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by SwissCanuck
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol closed due to storm.
Replies: 20
Views: 4354

Re: Schiphol closed due to storm.

Made it in.

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by SwissCanuck
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol closed due to storm.
Replies: 20
Views: 4354

Re: Schiphol closed due to storm.

The 747 from YYZ is giving it a shot...

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by SwissCanuck
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Failed To Detect Weapons, Bombs During Most Screening Tests
Replies: 69
Views: 13774

Re: TSA Failure Rate Around 80%; Agency "Badly Broken"

Full body scanners register false positives on button fly jeans (especially the European brands) and cargo shorts. They register false positives on bare skin. My elbows set the bloody thing off at SXF the other day. I was wearing a t-shirt... The guy still felt obliged to pat me down. I couldn't he...

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by SwissCanuck
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Did All The Air Berlin Jets End Up?
Replies: 12
Views: 6800

Re: Where Did All The Air Berlin Jets End Up?

Flew out of SXF this morning, still plenty there. Parked with a couple of Eurowings.

I forgot what a @#$%hole that airport is. They can't open BER soon enough.

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by SwissCanuck
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations
Replies: 49
Views: 14790

Re: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations

SCQ83 wrote:
By comparison, CDG and ORY are 40.1 km away (being metro Paris about 3 times the population of metro Berlin) and 1h12' by public transportation with no change required (RER B).


You have to change to the OrlyVAL... And pay a separate fare, the last time I checked.

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by SwissCanuck
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 Space flex, passenger / crew push back
Replies: 97
Views: 21403

Re: Airbus A320 Space flex, passenger / crew push back

easyJet has these 320s now. Disaster. I could barely fit in the lav, and on both flights the 2nd (left, facing aft) lav was locked by the FAs so they could hang the trash bag from the handle. I couldn't believe it. "Can I use this?" "No sorry sir that lav door is for our trash bins.&q...

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by SwissCanuck
Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 United Express Q400's at YYZ North Ramp?
Replies: 17
Views: 4351

Re: 5 United Express Q400's at YYZ North Ramp?

Any reason why they're parked at the world's most expensive airport of all places?

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by SwissCanuck
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-80 slides off taxiway in DTW
Replies: 14
Views: 5753

Re: MD-80 slides off taxiway in DTW

According to USA TODAY, the MD-80 tail door and staircase is considered an "emergency exit" !!! In the good old days of fewer air bridges I must have experienced hundreds of emergencies on DC-9's and MD-80's. Not just emergency evacuations, half of them emergency boardings. Well, of all &...

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