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by hongkongflyer
Mon Feb 06, 2023 7:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa and Airbus
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Lufthansa and Airbus

With the exception of the A318 I believe Lufthansa has operated every single model of Airbus The A300, 310, 319, 320, 321, 330-300, 340-300 / 600, of course the A380 and now the A350, not sure if they ever flew the A330-200 but they’ve come close to purchasing every Airbus that’s been built Impress...

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by hongkongflyer
Mon Feb 06, 2023 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Passenger Unable to Stow Bag in Overhead Bin - Gets Offloaded
Replies: 119
Views: 9783

Re: AA Passenger Unable to Stow Bag in Overhead Bin - Gets Offloaded

Its in their union contract they dont have to help. Its injury prevention. So the FA helps stow your overpacked heavy bag, gets injured right before departure. Flight canceled. There's the quality of humanity and service professionalism: The contract says I don't have to. Surely the FA could have f...

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by hongkongflyer
Sat Jan 14, 2023 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HK Express new livery
Replies: 21
Views: 4239

Re: HK Express new livery

Oh well, they also missed the chance to change things to a purple tail with a sharkfin...I mean the brushwing. Exactly that's what I am thinking. If they need to change the livery, then I think it would be great to change the tail to the sharkfin logo with purple background, just like how KA was do...

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by hongkongflyer
Sat Jan 14, 2023 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HK Express new livery
Replies: 21
Views: 4239

Re: HK Express new livery

hawaiian717 wrote:
White with purple billboard titles and purple tail. Reminds me of both Bonza (Australia) and Avelo (US).


Yes or I through CX has sold it to LH

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by hongkongflyer
Mon Jan 09, 2023 3:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fixed wing airlines that also operate helicopters
Replies: 52
Views: 4197

Re: (airplane) Airlines that hacve also operated helicopters

China Southern, the service based in Zhuhai

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by hongkongflyer
Mon Jan 02, 2023 5:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Polar Route Limitations
Replies: 29
Views: 5289

Re: Polar Route Limitations

That’s my point—you have to transit Russian airspace on polar routes, so no Russia, no polar flights to Asia. Done them many times, also Siberian flights. Erm, no, no you don't. Back to the topic. My guess is staff radiation exposure (no really). Natural radiation at the poles is 4x times greater t...

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Dec 28, 2022 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend
Replies: 97
Views: 19150

Re: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend

As is often the case here, it's really fun to look at how US-centric the tone has been for the whole thread. Some people here may like to remember that US laws can only involve events that have a link in a way or another (and US lawmakers are pretty good at increasing the range of their law in an i...

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by hongkongflyer
Sun Dec 04, 2022 2:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Examples of Government aircraft in livery of national airline?
Replies: 33
Views: 4005

Re: Examples of Government aircraft in livery of national airline?

I believe printing the VIP planes to the standard livery is trying to keep the VIP planes as low profile as possible. Sometimes you won‘t want the public to notice it and national airlines normally not aim at making profits so less incentive to printroyal planes into their livery for marketing purpo...

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by hongkongflyer
Thu Dec 01, 2022 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air B777-300ER was stuck in snow @ YVR
Replies: 15
Views: 4056

Re: EVA Air B777-300ER was stuck in snow @ YVR

Why did it take 3 hours to get stair trucks and shuttles to the plane? It may not be safe to actually get the passengers outside the plane due to local weather condition. If it's very windy and snowing heavily, it's safer to leave the passengers in a sheltered place (the plane for this instance) th...

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by hongkongflyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [Video Only] SURPRISING VietJet A330 Business Class - INCREDIBLE Meal Service! SGN-HAN
Replies: 4
Views: 1824

Re: [Video Only] SURPRISING VietJet A330 Business Class - INCREDIBLE Meal Service! SGN-HAN

Wow I don't realize that Vietjet took over some of these Air Asia X's A330s, and it is a real surprise that they offer real food and beverage in its SkyBoss cabin on these A330s. The food looks better than Vietnam Airlines. Thanks for sharing! Carfield promotional fare USD120 for a single domestic ...

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by hongkongflyer
Sun Nov 13, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Belgium secures 10 million euros, amidst bankrupcy rumours
Replies: 27
Views: 9869

Re: Air Belgium on verge of bankruptcy, cancels Caribbean markets

Holiday flights isn't their core business, that's the ACMI market. lol. That was before covid, when demand for ACMI was high and they didn’t know what to do with their A340’s… They quickly started cargo ops during covid, lost their french partner CMA CGM and that’s when the Chinese group Hongyuan i...

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by hongkongflyer
Sun Nov 13, 2022 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines that have model numbers on aircraft
Replies: 49
Views: 7135

Re: Airlines that have model numbers on aircraft

I have to think that there’s some kind of incentive from the manufacturer, especially when the model is painted on in on-brand typeface. What form that incentive takes (savings on support contracts?) is a mystery to me and probably varies depending on whether the aircraft in question are direct ord...

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by hongkongflyer
Sat Nov 12, 2022 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing determined to build up Asia-Pacific narrowbody share
Replies: 63
Views: 9353

Re: Boeing determined to build up Asia-Pacific narrowbody share

I smell discounting.... Boeing can also do some bundling deals with the B787 widebody - a package deal. If Airbus is not able to ramp up A320 production to offer more near term delivery slots, Boeing will have some advantage in delivery dates as their backlog is smaller. Bundling means you will los...

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by hongkongflyer
Thu Nov 10, 2022 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed
Replies: 358
Views: 95720

Re: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed

According to Antonov General Director, the second An-225 is being worked on. https://english.nv.ua/life/antonov-announces-another-an-225-mriya-is-under-construction-ukraine-news-50282341.html Fact or fiction? "According to Gavrilov, the work is underway at an undisclosed location – for securit...

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by hongkongflyer
Sat Nov 05, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways not resuming service to destinations after blockade
Replies: 11
Views: 6094

Re: Qatar Airways not resuming service to destinations after blockade

I think Emirates doesn’t even fly to DOH yet and flydubai only has 3 daily flights between Dubai and Doha. Before EK flew even their A380 and it was a mega busy route pair with close to 30 daily flights. Now just 3 by flydubai and 3 by Qatar. Why? DOH for EK (and DXB for QR) are low yield transit t...

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by hongkongflyer
Sat Nov 05, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Will Operate Its Last Airbus A380 Flight On Sunday
Replies: 41
Views: 12428

Re: China Southern Will Operate Its Last Airbus A380 Flight On Sunday

It's a bit of a surprise that a country like China has no use for it's A380? China is similar to the US in that there are multiple hub cities instead of one or two mega hubs. With traffic spread across multiple hubs, twins make more sense. That and the authoritarian nature of the Chinese government...

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by hongkongflyer
Sat Nov 05, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Will Operate Its Last Airbus A380 Flight On Sunday
Replies: 41
Views: 12428

Re: China Southern Will Operate Its Last Airbus A380 Flight On Sunday

They would be competing directly with 90 daily 1,000 passenger trains that make the run in 4 hours. This. If you have ever had the (dis)pleasure of experiencing ATC delays in China, you will know that a 4-hour train ride that's usually never late is much more preferable than a 2-hour plane ride tha...

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Nov 04, 2022 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways not resuming service to destinations after blockade
Replies: 11
Views: 6094

Re: Qatar Airways not resuming service to destinations after blockade

I think Emirates doesn’t even fly to DOH yet and flydubai only has 3 daily flights between Dubai and Doha. Before EK flew even their A380 and it was a mega busy route pair with close to 30 daily flights. Now just 3 by flydubai and 3 by Qatar. Why? DOH for EK (and DXB for QR) are low yield transit t...

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by hongkongflyer
Mon Oct 24, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air A330 overrun runway in Cebu
Replies: 158
Views: 42190

Re: Korean Air A330 overrun runway in Cebu

[threeid][/threeid] A clearer image seems to show the aircraft more intact. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FfxP-O-UYAEB2Zk?format=jpg&name=large Looking at the damage it probably hit a few instruments after overshooting the runway no doubt it will be written-off also surprised KE is using an A330-3...

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by hongkongflyer
Sun Oct 23, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air A330 overrun runway in Cebu
Replies: 158
Views: 42190

Re: Korean Air A330 crash lands in Cebu

https://twitter.com/happyphillph/status ... aO3PIFaMQw

The tweet says it happened on takeoff...


He made the correction as the comments
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tinpusher007 wrote:
Caleo wrote:
A Korean Air A330 has overrun the runway in Cebu after 2 failed landing attempts.

https://twitter.com/happyphillph/status ... aO3PIFaMQw

The tweet says it happened on takeoff...


He made the correction as the comments

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by hongkongflyer
Sun Oct 23, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air A330 overrun runway in Cebu
Replies: 158
Views: 42190

Re: Korean Air A330 crash lands in Cebu

Boof02671 wrote:
An overrun is not a crash landing


Seems the ILS lighting equipments inserted into the fuselage

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by hongkongflyer
Tue Oct 18, 2022 4:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Return to Hong Kong
Replies: 22
Views: 6326

Re: Return to Hong Kong

Only thing that changed is the mandatory arrival quarantine. Per notice I saw, visitors including crews are still required to perform a PCR test on arrival followed by medical monitoring via a government app, and unable to visit public places like bars, restaurants, and shopping malls during first ...

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by hongkongflyer
Sun Oct 09, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Regional airlines implication to small Chinese airports
Replies: 6
Views: 2157

Re: US Regional airlines implication to small Chinese airports

China has a well built out high speed rail system. And the rest is the rail system is as impressive. That is going to have a big effect on Chinese aviation. https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=Awr91VlPuEJj4aMoYcxXNyoA;_ylu=Y29sbwNncTEEcG9zAzEEdnRpZANMT0NVSTA1M18xBHNlYwNzYw--?p=map%3A...

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Oct 07, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Development and Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 121
Views: 27058

Re: China certifies C919 jet to compete with Airbus and Boeing

I thought max was certified in China last year? https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202112/1240498.shtml In December, CAAC announced its intention to recertify the MAX, which normally is a 30 to 60 day process to finalize. That was done in response to US trade complaints. Since then, there has been no ...

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Development and Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 121
Views: 27058

Re: China certifies C919 jet to compete with Airbus and Boeing

No C919, no 737MAX. Depends on who need who more. For C919, it doesn't aim at earning profit, but for Boeing, you know the consequence of losing the entire Chinese market (and not limited to 737MAX as none of Boeing's products had no replacement product from Airbus). I think this highlights the pol...

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Oct 05, 2022 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Development and Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 121
Views: 27058

Re: China certifies C919 jet to compete with Airbus and Boeing

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/china-certifies-c919-jet-compete-with-airbus-boeing-photos-2022-09-29/ I can see how this plays out, the African and other smaller countries that China has been moving in and investing will be coaxed to order this. India will be next. Of course Rus...

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by hongkongflyer
Tue Oct 04, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Is Emirates still flying to Moscow?
Replies: 26
Views: 4781

Re: Why Is Emirates still flying to Moscow?

The short answer is: Because they can. I want to avoid getting into politics, but the simple fact is that not every country has piled on to the "sanction Russia" bandwagon. The U.S. and other western countries can't tell Emirates or any other airline where they can and cannot fly, except ...

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by hongkongflyer
Mon Oct 03, 2022 6:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Is Emirates still flying to Moscow?
Replies: 26
Views: 4781

Re: Why Is Emirates still flying to Moscow?

tonytifao wrote:
The title says it all. Why is Emirates still flying to DME? Can anyone fly there these days? What other major airlines still flying to Russia?


why they can't flying to Russia?

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar temporarily reopens old Doha airport for World Cup
Replies: 16
Views: 6741

Re: Qatar reopened the old Doha International airport

cskok8 wrote:
Are cruise ships part of the accommodation plan?


yes the completely new MSC Europa, I booked the second cruises on her after the World Cup charter.

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by hongkongflyer
Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual front and rear passenger jetway boarding in CVG
Replies: 85
Views: 16408

Re: Dual front and rear passenger jetway boarding in CVG

There is a big difference from dual loading bridges on widebodies that use L1 & L2 from a common gate headhouse. Airstair and ground loading in the USA is generally persona non grata because of the increased need for security/safety/staffing measures from having to need to have ground crew supe...

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by hongkongflyer
Sat Sep 17, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 19916

Re: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines

Did Boeing standardize the airplanes with the Max? I know the NG 737s may have had a few custom items in the flight deck per customer number. For instance AA customer number "23" may have had a specific layout in the flight deck different from other customers. I know Boeing was doing away...

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Sep 16, 2022 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 19916

Re: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines

texl1649 wrote:
Wow, that is a dramatic step. I’m not aware of another big western industrial company essentially…walking away from doing business in China. Do they really not want these aircraft at this point?


It is the airlnes in China not wanting (/ allowing) to do business with Boeing, not the other way.

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Sep 16, 2022 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 19916

Re: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines

I wonder how the cabins look like? Are they equipped with the customised cabins already? So they would have to remove all that (and get the suppliers to supply the new cabin). I guess worth it as opposed to have them sitting around. Depends on how the deal is. Cheaper if you accept those original c...

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Sep 16, 2022 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Queen's funeral: Heathrow cancels flights on Monday
Replies: 51
Views: 14682

Re: Queen's funeral: Heathrow cancels flights on Monday

744SPX wrote:
Because someone's flight being on time is more important than a once-in-a-century historic event. Welcome to the world of the self absorbed.


This will be at lease - twice-in-a-century event for us.

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by hongkongflyer
Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Triple-Simultaneous Landings
Replies: 48
Views: 7479

Re: Triple-Simultaneous Landings

I think CDG can theoretically allow it, not sure if it's actually done. The only European airports that can theoretically allow triple simultaneous arrivals are IST and AMS. CDG has parallel landings, but not triple - the runways are too close together on the north and south complexes. I know tripl...

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by hongkongflyer
Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific fleet renewal plans?
Replies: 17
Views: 5891

Re: Cathay Pacific fleet renewal plans?

Will China even let CX continue to exist? Only a matter of time until the CCP nationalizes it. Agree with this and the last three posts - CX is on life support, I question if HKG will be allowed to function as a hub without Beijings political influence/meddling. I’d suggest CX being part owned by S...

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by hongkongflyer
Sun Sep 04, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP1492 collides with motorcycle on landing at CKY
Replies: 25
Views: 7695

Re: TP1492 collides with motorcycle on landing at CKY

Did the bodies injected into the engine?

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by hongkongflyer
Sun Sep 04, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP1492 collides with motorcycle on landing at CKY
Replies: 25
Views: 7695

Re: TP1492 collides with motorcycle on landing at CKY

It’s Africa, among the less developed countries at that. I’ve seen passengers walking across taxiways, animals on the runway there. "Well it's Africa" is always the go to response for you guys when any strange incident occurs, as if things never happen anywhere else in the world. I wonder...

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Sep 02, 2022 2:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Harry Potter star fumes at Air Canada for kicking him out of first class
Replies: 15
Views: 2595

Re: Harry Potter star fumes at Air Canada for kicking him out of first class

Refund the difference plus compensation. The only time I've seen anyone moved out of first was a non rev being moved to economy to make way for a revenue customer. Sometimes the calculation is quiet unfair, some airlines use full fare Y ticket price to calculate the difference of your discounted J ...

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Aug 31, 2022 2:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Differently-sized exit doors on narrowbodies vs. widebodies?
Replies: 23
Views: 2847

Re: Differently-sized exit doors on narrowbodies vs. widebodies?

Another interesting point is that the modern rules require exits both in front and behind a passenger seat, and the 747 would not be certified under the current rules due to this as there is no exit forward of doors 1L/R. The A380 gets away with it on the upper deck as they counted the forward/aft ...

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Aug 17, 2022 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What makes Japan not able to produce a successful civilian airliner program?
Replies: 70
Views: 13403

Re: What makes Japan not able to produce a successful civilian airliner program?

Japan is able to manufacture aircraft, they never ceased after WW2 either (they were just never at the scale as Europe, the US, or USSR/Russia). In addition to being a large supplier recent examples include the Kawasaki C-2 (first flight 2010) and Kawasaki P-1 (2007). The MRJ/SpaceJet also despite ...

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by hongkongflyer
Tue Aug 16, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What makes Japan not able to produce a successful civilian airliner program?
Replies: 70
Views: 13403

Re: What makes Japan not able to produce a successful civilian airliner program?

That the US, Western European countries and (for a while) Russia are/ were able to manufacture airliners is partially due to their robust defense industries that never ceased after WW2, unlike the Japanese. Japan is able to manufacture aircraft, they never ceased after WW2 either (they were just ne...

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by hongkongflyer
Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A343 Low Level Go Around FRA
Replies: 22
Views: 7244

Re: LH A343 Low Level Go Around FRA

LH779 wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYcxhQYSzRo

Your flight is at 20 minutes 20 seconds :D

edit: There's also a similar go around of a 748 at 2:18:40


The 748 should have been touched down second before it begin the climb again

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Aug 10, 2022 1:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Replacing the 717 for Hawaiian
Replies: 82
Views: 9366

Re: Replacing the 717 for Hawaiian

seat1a wrote:
Maybe HA says enough to inter-island flying - they become long haul carrier, and spin off short haul to a new company that will fly the props at frequency.


Dominating inter-island flying can help HA to tie up long haul traffic to mainland, eg. corporate contract; selling as a single ticket etc.

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by hongkongflyer
Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What makes Japan not able to produce a successful civilian airliner program?
Replies: 70
Views: 13403

Re: What makes Japan not able to produce a successful civilian airliner program?

But why can’t Japanese do the certification by themselves according to their standards then other regulators just follow and approve it? Like what FAA and rest of the world did for Boeing’s model. Given the relationship between Japan and USA, I don’t think they will face the “ Mutual consent problem...

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by hongkongflyer
Mon Jul 11, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA Orders 2x 7778F, 30 MAX
Replies: 27
Views: 8503

Re: ANA Ordera 2x 7778F

oh they switch back from 32Xneo again

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by hongkongflyer
Mon Jul 11, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tight Scheduling at Congested Airports
Replies: 8
Views: 2886

Re: Tight Scheduling at Congested Airports

In a lot of the world, particularly busy European and Asian airports, this problem is solved by having overflow hard stands that can be used when contact stands are full and then bussing pax too and from the terminal. Sure it’s not as pleasant for pax as walking straight off the plane through a jet...

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Jul 08, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 10872

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

But HKIA know when they got the licenses; when the third runway is ready for operation; whether the regulating parties and airlines have all the procedures ready before issuing the press release claiming the new runway will become operational today 8 July, instead, you claimed in the pervious posts...

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Jul 08, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN
Replies: 52
Views: 10872

Re: Hong Kong Airport 3rd runway start operation on 08JUN

It is amazed that someone think that the press release (which proved all the information mentioned are correct) issued by the authority who actually responsible for managing the airport is considered unreliable. The airport authority is no different to the highways department, they are responsible ...

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