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by 777Jet
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61016

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Anybody know why TT758 was delayed 14hrs 40mins on the 20th? I have been able to find some more information about this flight. It suffered a technical issue with the left engine on arrival into PER, apparently rather than initially cancel the flight they just kept on delaying the flight. Bags were ...

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by 777Jet
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 176
Views: 27280

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Somebody asked me way up,in a derogatory way: «So, what is now your pet theory? » The answer is, I have never had a pet theory. I am willing to change my mind,I have second thoughts because I want to understand better. I have changed my mind three to four times. The things I believed once,I simply ...

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by 777Jet
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 176
Views: 27280

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

And none of those cases involves a massively complex machine dreamt up by Heath-Robinson (or Rube Goldberg, if you prefer) using household appliances, cats chasing mice, dripping candlewax etc. to trigger the gun or push themselves in front of the train. Far from it - as your own list shows - the i...

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by 777Jet
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern eyes world domination and puts Oneworld plans aside
Replies: 25
Views: 6210

Re: China Southern eyes world domination and puts Oneworld plans aside

I wouldn't mind seeing more CZ FA's around. The CZ FA's I've seen in SYD lately leave all the others (including those from SQ, CX, KE... etc.) far behind in the looks department.

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by 777Jet
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19173

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at

Just saw this story on the nightly TV news in Sydney, but it has been a slow news day. If we cause a delay we are charged up to $1000 a minute by the airline for the delay. I was told a delay leaving the gate at SYD costs the airline $1,000 per minute, so I guess the airlines look to pass it on to t...

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by 777Jet
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 176
Views: 27280

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

If any pilot would commit suicide he would do it like 4U 9525 or MS 990 and not make it as complicated as he did it. And how exactly do you know that??? It seems quite simple what happened, especially if executed by such an experienced Captain. Once the FO followed the order to leave the cockpit (f...

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by 777Jet
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61016

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

SeaEagle8 wrote:
EVA Air flight attendants have gone on strike.

All BR flights have been cancelled through 30 June so far.


Has been good seeing the BR 77W in SYD lately.

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by 777Jet
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 176
Views: 27280

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

One thing I keep noticing about myself reading this, is how my first instinct is to side with the pilots and assume something just went terribly wrong (midair collision with a Malay military jet tearing open the cockpit window, fire on board, etc etc), but the home simulator has always perplexed me...

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by 777Jet
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16754

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

Bricktop wrote:
This saddens me. I know all the arguments why, but 10 years is verging on infanticide. And there’s no evidence of an afterlife.


They'll probably have an afterlife as a soda can ;)

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by 777Jet
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61016

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Anybody know why TT758 was delayed 14hrs 40mins on the 20th?

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by 777Jet
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 176
Views: 27280

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

There is an article in the Daily Beast that calls the Atlantic article a "discredited conspiracy theory": https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-atlantics-william-langewiesche-dusts-off-discredited-conspiracy-theory-to-accuse-mh370-pilot-of-hijacking Interestingly, it says in the end: "Of...

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by 777Jet
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 23761

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Iran 1 - 0 United States

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by 777Jet
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 176
Views: 27280

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

If Z planned this as well as some believe whose body is in the cockpit won't mean anything as after a successful ditching he could have replaced the FO's body back in the cockpit before going into the cabin to drown making it look like Fariq. The satellite data burst frequency offset analysis and t...

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by 777Jet
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 176
Views: 27280

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

If Z planned this as well as some believe whose body is in the cockpit won't mean anything as after a successful ditching he could have replaced the FO's body back in the cockpit before going into the cabin to drown making it look like Fariq. The satellite data burst frequency offset analysis and t...

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by 777Jet
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew Control/Operations
Replies: 13
Views: 2218

Re: Crew Control/Operations

eagles94 wrote:
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Some people say “get a job on the ground and work your way up” but we all know being a part time check in agent won’t allow you to work up to ops :lol:


Sounds like you're looking for the easy way, no?

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by 777Jet
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Economy Drops To No3 in Competitiveness
Replies: 52
Views: 3236

Re: US Economy Drops To No3 in Competitiveness

And he still received massive tax credits which he frittered away on poor investments and got it all back by shuffling his daddy's money around. You know why the very wealthy pay little or no taxes while the rest of us prop them up? Because they have enough revenue streams that can be justified in ...

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by 777Jet
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 176
Views: 27280

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Nothing really new here other than the most probable cause by far being explained by a different source. So Qi Min Lan is Zaharie's type... She is kind of hot... Assuming it is just the captain’s body in the cockpit, is there anything still to be learned if and when the aircraft is finally found? If...

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by 777Jet
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence: Flight Attendant slammed into ceiling (video)
Replies: 21
Views: 4466

Re: Turbulence: Flight Attendant slammed into ceiling (video)

Wow... I hope the FA is okay and nobody else got injured.

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by 777Jet
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 60
Views: 2690

Re: Buy house or car?

Buy a house / another property. Vehicles are a liability and depreciate in value from day one. If you can get by on public transport do so; the commute may be longer but you can use the time you sit there getting stuff done on electronic devices. I invest as much of my money as I can into real estat...

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by 777Jet
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 45 is 73 today
Replies: 6
Views: 1224

Re: 45 is 73 today

Happy Belated Birthday President Trump!!!

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by 777Jet
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does BKK have so many 5th freedom flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 2833

Re: Why does BKK have so many 5th freedom flights?

Lufthansa wrote:
You also have to remember tourism is a huge part of Thailands GDP.


Indeed. Bangkok has topped the list of world's most visited cities for a few years now (2016, 2017, 2018 IIRC)...

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by 777Jet
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai airways Europe network
Replies: 23
Views: 5690

Re: Thai airways Europe network

The latest investor meeting from Thai stated that Sendai and Manchester will be launched next (I do have an image of the slide that shows this but don't know how to imbed the image here) . Sendai has just been announced, so........ Here you go - I’ve shamelessly lifted David_itl’s post from a few w...

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by 777Jet
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?
Replies: 22
Views: 4749

Re: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?

Just ask. I always ask a FA later during the flight when they are not too busy if I can visit after arriving at the gate. Every time the flight has not been on a 777 I've been successful (excluding TG which is always never). Every 777 flight I've been rejected, even when flying in J. Don't know why ...

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by 777Jet
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 1:400 LAX model airport- 1am to 4:45am operations
Replies: 2
Views: 993

Re: 1:400 LAX model airport- 1am to 4:45am operations

Well done, very nice!

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by 777Jet
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops
Replies: 19
Views: 2497

Re: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops

aeropix wrote:
Also done nightly at Sydney, Australia


And during the day at times.

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by 777Jet
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it safe to book on Asiana Airlines? Will they go belly up?
Replies: 14
Views: 2242

Re: Is it safe to book on Asiana Airlines? Will they go belly up?

When I first saw the title I thought it was about flight safety regarding the SFO crash. Which brings the question: does anyone know what has been done at OZ following that unfortunate event? Any changes to the training system? CRM? Corporate culture? Likewise. The OZ 777 that crashed @ SFO might h...

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by 777Jet
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Access to old flight data? Looking for info on flight from 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: Access to old flight data? Looking for info on flight from 2013

There are some websites but I can't remember their names or find them. If I find the links I'll post. I'm looking for flights back in 04/05 and had no luck because most of these sites only go back to 06 so you should be in luck if we can just find the sites...

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by 777Jet
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with most twin widebodies subtypes?
Replies: 23
Views: 3711

Re: Airlines with most twin widebodies subtypes?

By my estimates, the greatest current number of WB twin subtypes in any individual airline is 8. This is shared between 3 airlines, TG, DL & UA TG 333, 359, 772, 77E, 773, 77W, 788, 789 DL 763, 764, 77E, 77L, 359, 332, 333, 339 UA 763, 764, 772, 77E, 77W, 788, 789, 78J Does TG no longer fly the...

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by 777Jet
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61016

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I am looking for which ground companies handle which airlines: (eg: Dnata have Emirates, etc. etc. etc. Menzies have... Swissport have... ) I am looking for data that I can make into graphs to work out what handlers have which % of the market, the most airlines, the most flights, etc. ... To the be...

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by 777Jet
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 6874

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

johns624 wrote:
I don't care. I'll be 60 in 3 weeks and don't have any children so I'll be dead and gone before anything major happens.


I like your honesty.

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by 777Jet
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your dream aviation trip?
Replies: 15
Views: 818

Re: What is your dream aviation trip?

Something like:

SYD-AKL NZ 77W
AKL-PPT VT 343
PPT-LAX VT 343
LAX-HNL UA 753
HNL-EWR UA 764ER
JFK-FRA LH 748
FRA-BKK LH 343
BKK-SYD TG 744 HS-TGG

That was it a year ago. Not sure if the UA 753 / 764 still do those sectors and the VT 343 should be gone soon as the 787s enter.

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by 777Jet
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61016

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I am looking for which ground companies handle which airlines: (eg: Dnata have Emirates, etc. etc. etc. Menzies have... Swissport have... ) I am looking for data that I can make into graphs to work out what handlers have which % of the market, the most airlines, the most flights, etc. ... To the be...

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by 777Jet
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most beautiful airline interiors
Replies: 20
Views: 1893

Re: Most beautiful airline interiors

TheEuphorian wrote:
TG:

I'd like to see them do a modern take of this cabin, complete with the teakwood finishes on the bulkhead.


I really liked the look of the TG 346 Y interior.

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by 777Jet
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 52003

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

747-400 VH-OEB (14F/52J/32W/255Y – Phillip Island) Qantas 2007 Livery Retirement Due 2019/2020 VH-OEE (58J/36W/270Y – Nullabor) Qantas 2007 Livery Retirement Due by 2019/2020 VH-OEF (58J/36W/270Y – Sydney) Qantas 2007 Livery/Oneworld Retirement Due by 2019/2020 VH-OEG (58J/36W/270Y – Parkes) Qantas...

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by 777Jet
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61016

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Qantas plans limited 747 domestic flying, most likely all linked to Antarctic charters, SYD-BNE, SYD-MEL and SYD-ADL https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284681/qantas-schedules-boeing-747-domestic-service-in-nw19/ Thanks for that and yes, those dates fit the Antarctic charter flights ...

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by 777Jet
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: what's the appeal of K-pop?
Replies: 14
Views: 2035

Re: what's the appeal of K-pop?

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
sexy girls. That's the appeal of K-pop.


That's about it.

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by 777Jet
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Horrible Jetstar Experience - Seat Space and Well-being Compromised
Replies: 36
Views: 7563

Re: Horrible Jetstar Experience - Seat Space and Well-being Compromised

Upon observing the situation you should have immediately called a flight attendant over and asked "where is all of seat 12E?" LOL Next time I'm going to give Tiger a try. At least I'll get to log an airline I haven't tried yet. Are you really sure you want to try Tiger :o What widebody in...

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by 777Jet
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could log any ten aircraft / airline combos, what would they be???
Replies: 24
Views: 2350

Re: If you could log any ten aircraft / airline combos, what would they be???

Just for a bit of fun... If I could log any ten aircraft / airline combos, I would pick: 1- 747-400ER Qantas 2- 767-400ER United 3- A340-500 Thai Government / Las Vegas Sands / Any 345!!! 4- A340-300 South African 5- 747-8 Lufthansa 6- 757-300 United 7- 777-200LR Ethiopian 8- 787-10 All Nippon 9- A...

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by 777Jet
Mon May 06, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What alliance is better?
Replies: 20
Views: 2265

Re: What alliance is better?

Star Alliance is the best by far. And why is that? The Airlines. I really like them. Here are just some: Air Canada AC Air China CA Air New Zealand NZ ANA NH Austrian OS Ethiopian Airlines ET EVA Air BR Lufthansa LH Scandinavian Airlines SK Singapore Airlines SQ South African Airways SA SWISS LX TH...

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by 777Jet
Mon May 06, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8814

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

thats absolutely what I’m telling you and I’m sure that 99% of people who take their luggage off the plane would say the same as you. What makes you special? The opposite of what makes you special ed? I don’t understand your comment. I know... thats absolutely what I’m telling you and I’m sure that...

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by 777Jet
Mon May 06, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230407

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

On the other hand, ULH examples of the A350-1000 would be much more useful than 777-8s once there is some new player in the ULH space, as they could be converted back to mostly normal A350-1000s and operate more or less seamlessly as part of a larger A350 fleet. That versatility is why QF will prob...

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by 777Jet
Mon May 06, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 321
Views: 45417

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Longhornmaniac wrote:
That's gotta be the first ever AUS-Oceania nonstop flight, I'd imagine!


Did a QF7 not divert to AUS once? With the 744ER? Or, maybe it diverted to IAH...

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by 777Jet
Mon May 06, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What alliance is better?
Replies: 20
Views: 2265

Re: What alliance is better?

Star Alliance is the best by far.

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by 777Jet
Mon May 06, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8814

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

So let me get this straight, you are laughing at the tv because they said nothing would happen like that in Australia and of course it would because Australians are human too but yet it definitely wouldn’t happen to you? Are you not human? Who said it definitely wouldn't happen to me??? How did you...

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by 777Jet
Mon May 06, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 498
Views: 137644

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

July 7?

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by 777Jet
Mon May 06, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8814

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

Humans will be humans. There will always be stupid humans that will go for something in the overhead bin during even the most time critical type of evacuation. This is being discussed on the news here in Australia and I can't believe I heard so dumb guy in aviation say "that would definitely n...

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by 777Jet
Mon May 06, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8814

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

I don’t think locking the bin would really work, people would still try to open them and likely spend longer trying to open a locked bin than just getting a bag from an unlocked one. Remember people don’t act logically in a panic. Good point, but at least there will be no baggages in the alley. The...

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by 777Jet
Mon May 06, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35240

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QytfYyHm ... e=youtu.be

Maybe this works better.
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Here is another link to the 60 Minuets clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QytfYyHm ... e=youtu.be

Maybe this works better.

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by 777Jet
Mon May 06, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African Airways starts direct flights to Guangzhou.
Replies: 22
Views: 3518

Re: South African Airways starts direct flights to Guangzhou.

How long will SAA have the A340s around?

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