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by gzm
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA brand overhaul
Replies: 134
Views: 22536

Re: SIA brand overhaul

Say: «PRETTY PLEASE»....pray they don’t start to call themselves just “SINGAPORE “. Because they will. You will see.
No man can say “no” to a “pretty please”, but Singapore girl?

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by gzm
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA brand overhaul
Replies: 134
Views: 22536

Re: SIA brand overhaul

One thing I have never liked about their 20year-old livery is all those gold highlights that look like an admiral’s insignia. It is high time they changed that. And start, first of all, with those huge letters on their A380s that shout: we are SINGAPOOORE! AIRLIIIINES! and dwarf the plane. And for t...

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by gzm
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596744

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

With these statement, trav777 has "won" this thread: Sorry but if you actually believe a sample size of n=2 is large enough to base a statistical probability estimate off of ..................... This thread becoming an endless loop of the same arguments, (.......) should be locked until ...

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by gzm
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lady at CLT
Replies: 87
Views: 23011

Re: Lufthansa Lady at CLT

How does she know it is a LH plane? Is it a visual thing or does she track them? At first it seems odd but then again just waiting in all weathers for yet another photo of an Airbus could be seen as odd. It would be interesting to know why one airline only. Perhaps they are listening to »approach »...

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by gzm
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596744

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

So I have a question, after reading everything that is up to date on this incident. It is more a human-related question than a design-related question, but nonetheless.... WHY would an airplane with such sensor discrepancies be allowed to (be able to) take off? I will repeat what I posted weeks ago...

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by gzm
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596744

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

The CVR will be found,rest assured, because it is a necessity and top priority; perhaps it will take another two weeks or so, but it will be found,remember this is not MH370. I need not be an expert to understand that. It will be interesting to see what sharp insights it will give to the experts.

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by gzm
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 5Y-SAZ oldest jet airliner still used for PAX service?
Replies: 28
Views: 10370

Re: 5Y-SAZ oldest jet airliner still used for PAX service?

I don't know for sure if this is for sure the *oldest* jet powered aircraft still in PAX service, but it has to be up there. I read in an another thread that this aircraft was stored, but it seems to have been returned to service since then. Kind of boggles my mind how this frame hasn't just disint...

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by gzm
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 25134

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

Leaving just BZHA and BZHB, a 50% fleet reduction in just a week ! Perhaps it is not the right time to say this but does anyone remember what happened on G-BZHA about 12 years ago? Answer: Somebody tried to murder a Russian agent and put so much radioactive liquid it the first class toilet that the...

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by gzm
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Baggage handler rides in cargo MCIORD
Replies: 37
Views: 8419

Re: AA Baggage handler rides in cargo MCIORD

When I worked at ATH we learned about a similar episode which happened at KGS (island Kos airport). A baggage handler went for a nap into the cargo hold of an MD-80. This happened a long time ago, either 2001 or 2002. He went into panic when he realized he had been locked in but luckily for him the ...

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by gzm
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596744

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

We mean,if they had performed a test flight on that plane, they would have fixed it right. It is obvious they did not, they pressed it back into flight schedules instead. Not to mention you need special clearance for most test flights. Sorry but a test flight should have been completely unnecessary...

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by gzm
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596744

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

We mean,if they had done a test flight on that plane, they would have fixed it right. But they pressed it back into flight schedules instead. That's a slippery slope. Where do you draw the line? The AMM for the procedures performed, at least from the tech log entry we've seen, does not require a te...

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by gzm
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596744

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

We mean,if they had performed a test flight on that plane, they would have fixed it right. It is obvious they did not, they pressed it back into flight schedules instead.

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by gzm
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596744

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

You do not know that "they did not perform the repair". Furthermore, if an airline is running a company and an engineer says that they have repaired the fault/issue according to Boeing specifications/manual, then if the repair was not done in accordance with the relevant specifications/pr...

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by gzm
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH - Prepping an A320 for scrapping a little differently
Replies: 8
Views: 4968

Re: LH - Prepping an A320 for scrapping a little differently

It is a little Gothic isn't it? I wonder what they mean by that. If somebody is good at psychology I urge him to please give us some explanation... (Edit) Quoting ua900: Used as a movie prop in a special scheme at SOF. Looks like LH figured out how to make some extra money from this... Well, you wer...

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by gzm
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean Selects Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to power 62 A320NEO Family Aircraft.
Replies: 5
Views: 1400

Re: Aegean Selects Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to power 62 A320NEO Family Aircraft.

How many of those aircraft will be actually owned by the airline is a good question. On the other hand, it is good to see that they are able to renew their fleet and lower its average age...and remain competitive. Not to mention keeping their share of the market they so deserve!

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by gzm
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 274
Views: 32951

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

Sounds interesting but it will work best for Londoners and Charlestonians, I believe. For the few of us who happen to have relatives in the area, I am not so sure. For one thing it means not having to go via La Guardia,Norfolk,Charlotte,Atlanta etc. but on the other hand, the Internet is full of goo...

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by gzm
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight
Replies: 107
Views: 24924

Re: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight

saw the video on tumblr. for the person who asked, no, it was not with a condom when they started to have anal sex. Austin Wolf is a good looking dude but what a douche for posting this to make a buck for his sex-for-hire business. Completely selfish of the porn star. In my country we have a saying...

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by gzm
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight
Replies: 107
Views: 24924

Re: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight

There is a 1985 film called "Night Flight" with a lavatory scene in a mock-up interior of a 707. In those days models did not look like hired professionals but that's all folks, I cannot risk losing my membership for the Vintage Gay Mile Higher Club. Certainly not!

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by gzm
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook paint "gaffe"
Replies: 22
Views: 6282

Re: Thomas Cook paint "gaffe"

Only stewardess Pam Ann is missing to deliver her favourite line from the open door: "Big door.... heavy door....!

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by gzm
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 9180

Re: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal

Some people make a habit of playing too much with their computers and cell phones and use them in a way that proves to be negative and harmful. If that yellow label "MU 2329" had not been there , the airline would have had no clue. Basically I think it is the hug from a passenger they disa...

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by gzm
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN’s "Tomorrowland" livery
Replies: 18
Views: 7139

Re: PHOTO: still can't get over this livery... wow!

It is like "The Maltese Falcon". Have you seen the movie? Studded with precious stones, of inestimable value, everybody wants to have it but it is elusive, it escapes them at the last moment, when they think they have it at last. "Its whereabouts are unknown". And with this phras...

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by gzm
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m
Replies: 64
Views: 13100

Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

This aircraft should be donated to Boeing for the Museum in Seattle in exchange for something. I think they will be delighted to have it as part of a deal. This idea of donating it to Boeing's Museum of Flight is the best that can be done with this aircraft. :old: The first move should come from Bo...

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by gzm
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m
Replies: 64
Views: 13100

Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

This aircraft should be donated to Boeing for the Museum in Seattle in exchange for something. I think they will be delighted to have it as part of a deal.

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by gzm
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 30297

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

I know three things: First, Crimea is a peninsula,so do some research before you speak, Second, there was not one Chinese passenger on board (what a coincidence!) just google "Victims MH17" And three: You called me a nut and the rest but boy,some guys just don't understand malice... And la...

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by gzm
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 30297

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

777Jet wrote:
On another note, what ever happened to the other MH777 that was parked in Israel???

Last seen when? Would you care to remind us?
You mean it was an MH777 or a Boeing 777?

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by gzm
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 30297

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

Truth is stranger than fiction. I still believe MH17 and MH370 are somehow connected. The odds of MH losing 2 777s in a single year are in the trillions. Statistically something has to join these events. For example, maybe MH370 was used to test remote control in order to use it to later crash MH17...

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by gzm
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 30297

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

I believe the plane was remotely controlled, probably by a passenger in the cabin, although I'm not sure we can completely rule out it was done from the ground either. I read in an article from a link provided by 777 Jet that Boeing has the technology to do that. It can be used to avert hijacking a...

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by gzm
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 30297

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

Those ending scenarios only consider an uncontrolled ending. If it was a controlled glide from max altitude add 100NM+ either side of the arc (and they still don't know and can't agree on which part of the arc the final ping occurred). The data suggesting the ending was uncontrolled is only a snaps...

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by gzm
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 30297

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

Now you are arguing that the theory the provides the most likely and the most rational assessment of what happened based on what is known is 'flawed' because it is "convenient" and indicates a simple probable cause such as 'pilot suicide'? Well, the title of the thread says it all: "...

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by gzm
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 30297

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

Oh 777Jet, why after four years and a half you believe in a theory that has run its circle, and has the flaw that it is so convenient in that it exonerates everybody else and blames it all on one (dead) person? Let's move on!

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by gzm
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 30297

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

My arguments don't contradict each other. (..,,.) However, that is not a reason for not leaving a suicide note in this particular case as the Captain did not apparently have life insurance. I think the shame on the family was the reason to not leave a note so the life insurance policy or not is irr...

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by gzm
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 30297

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

Also MH 17 happened. I really don't think Russia has a secret grudge against Malaysian Airlines. Not at all my friend, why should they? A Malaysian plane was used for (as yet) dark purposes.It is China that has every right to hold a grudge against them,no? Quoting 777Jet (Reply 80): FWIW it did sta...

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by gzm
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 30297

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

Look, basically what I have an issue with is this: Supposing the pilot (and it's always the pilot for some reason) actually did have suicidal tendencies, despite all evidence to the contrary, and supposing that he really was so cut up about the Anwar verdict that he would actually want to murder a ...

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by gzm
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 30297

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

I believe the plane was remotely controlled, probably by a passenger in the cabin, although I'm not sure we can completely rule out it was done from the ground either. Well yes, you are getting close, awfully close. But from which station on the ground do you mean? What do you have in mind? Now try...

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by gzm
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 30297

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

The MH370 investigations are riddled with these dark, deep-state mysteries. We'll never know the truth. You've been talking to Spyhunter, haven't you? ;) MH370 is the kind of mystery that people will be talking about fifty years from now like the assassination of Kennedy. A lot of factors conspired...

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by gzm
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 30297

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

I am suggesting the two Iranians with false passports. I am sure about that because I understand the breach in security as I am a former gate agent. Getting through the cockpit door should not have been a problem because the two pilots used to let passengers visit the cockpit and take pictures...

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by gzm
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 30297

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

And that's why I think this idea that someone intended to fly the thing undetected into the Indian Ocean is unlikely. Quite apart from the fact that you should *expect* to be detected passing back past Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia... THIS! You have a clear mind,TLS. So,I will tell you what I be...

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by gzm
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 30297

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

Is there any reference to previous accidents where an airplane got something broken and subsequently had hours of flight? If pilot/s decide to commit suicide or similar, there is no immaginable reason to fly so faraway. If it exploded / was shot down in the air, it would have just disappeared there...

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by gzm
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 63
Views: 4441

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

So now you are going to subject every passenger to an exam too In a sense they do. At airport security points they are looking for leftovers of shampoo or toothpaste (just one dosage) and they throw it away. They think we are Alchemists. And speaking of hijacking, do you think that those hijackers ...

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by gzm
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 30297

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

LAXLHR wrote:
Of course there is a massive massive massive cover up. It's also not a coincidence that TWO MH 777's were destroyed within months of each other.

I think we are on the same wavelength. Finally we understand how and why those two are connected!

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by gzm
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 29440

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

Being a former gate agent I have this to tell you: the airport business is all about unforeseen events and circumstances and the improvisation needed to face them. This cannot change, not with so many people flying and so many flights departing and arriving. What is disappointing is this cultivatio...

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by gzm
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 29440

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

Being a former gate agent I have this to tell you: the airport business is all about unforeseen events and circumstances and the improvisation needed to face them. This cannot change, not with so many people flying and so many flights departing and arriving. What is disappointing is this cultivation...

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by gzm
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL fires a Korean speaking gate agent for misconduct
Replies: 43
Views: 11803

Re: DL fires a Korean speaking gate agent for misconduct

I happen to know this since mistakes happen and someone I know has had to defend her position a couple of times when falsely accused - she retrieved the history and showed management that it was other staff making the errors (after explaining to management how to read the history logs... :roll:). N...

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by gzm
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Martinair CV-340 crash in SA (July 2018): final report is out
Replies: 85
Views: 22268

Re: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa

I still cannot get my head around the fact that 19 people were allowed to board what is essentially a proving flight on a 65yo Convair... I am a BIG enthusiast. Would I board a 65yo CV340 on a "PROVING FLIGHT"??? NO way!!!! I would in a heart beat! I would jump at the opportunity with any...

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by gzm
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL fires a Korean speaking gate agent for misconduct
Replies: 43
Views: 11803

Re: DL fires a Korean speaking gate agent for misconduct

Ok, let's spill some more tea for the sake of conversation although of course I loathe to do so. When I was working at ATH we had four gentlemen who spoke Arabic very well and who were needed at the airport due to our network in the Middle East and its peculiarities.One of them in particular was a c...

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by gzm
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL fires a Korean speaking gate agent for misconduct
Replies: 43
Views: 11803

Re: DL fires a Korean speaking gate agent for misconduct

:rotfl: If you think that an airline cannot "simply cannot monitor every agent" when it comes to premium cabin transactions, then you are incredibly naive. It's not just airlines, but is really true of most companies. The larger the company, the greater their ability and need to monitor y...

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by gzm
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL fires a Korean speaking gate agent for misconduct
Replies: 43
Views: 11803

Re: DL fires a Korean speaking gate agent for misconduct

Allow me to take part in an interesting conversation about a sensitive subject. An airline in its hub,and we are speaking of ATL not ATH, simply cannot monitor every agent.It just can't be true.This happens only at casinos where the stakes are high indeed. So agents have their perks. Don't get me wr...

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by gzm
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can anyone identify this logo (on a wine glass)?
Replies: 4
Views: 1579

Re: Can anyone identify this logo (on a wine glass)?

Such pictures appear in an annual airline quiz. Where was that show held? Why didn't you ask the people who organized it? It looks like Royal Air Force of some kind to me or perhaps Monarch?

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by gzm
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 108
Views: 14285

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

What is a regional jet. There is no such defined term. When I was a young boy in 1967, the Boeing 737 was introduced. Lufthansa was launch customer. They called it "City Jet". So is the B737 a regional jet? At least the B737-100? This was for marketing reasons.They called their 727-100 &q...

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by gzm
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trump proposes new livery for AF1
Replies: 90
Views: 10749

Re: Trump proposes new livery for AF1

It is inspired either from the "Olympic Eagle" or from "Clipper Bald Eagle". Anyway, welcome to the club, Air Force One!

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