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by XAM2175
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356373

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I think it's rather telling that a great deal of the support for this livery seems to be based not on its aesthetic merits but rather on the fact that it looks "less Continental". In my mind it's a major step backwards. Billboard titles can work but they need to be larger - this design is ...

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by XAM2175
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?
Replies: 71
Views: 12813

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

So was Pan Am's 21 since the initial 747-100s were the 747-121? For the benefit of people who can't be bothered to read the whole thread before posting: Read about it here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Boeing_customer_codes We don't really need to go down this rabbit hole again, there are p...

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by XAM2175
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?
Replies: 71
Views: 12813

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

For the benefit of people who can't follow links: Unique, fixed customer codes were used by Boeing Commercial Airplanes to denote the original customer for airframes produced as part of Boeing's 7x7 family of commercial aircraft between 1956, with the introduction of the 707, and 2016. ... In 2016, ...

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by XAM2175
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-300 (non-ER) Transatlantic
Replies: 28
Views: 3234

Re: 767-300 (non-ER) Transatlantic

So what you are saying is that they were delivered as non ER's, and then converted to a ER spec. ER and ETOPS are not the same. ER (and LR, for the 772) is Boeing's way of indicating e xtended r ange (co-inciding with higher MTOW), but it has nothing to do with where that range takes it. It is poss...

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by XAM2175
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come Cathay Dragon doesn't fly to Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei?
Replies: 26
Views: 3132

Re: How come Cathay Dragon doesn't fly to Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei!?

x1234 wrote:
I find it interesting that they also don't fly to Vientiane Laos (VTE).


Is this thread going to become the thread where you list one-by-one all the small Asian ports not served by CX and/or KA?

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by XAM2175
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?
Replies: 25
Views: 5492

Re: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?

The other prefixes they use are D-AExx for the (Cityline) Embraer fleet which could technically be expanded to 676 frames, just as the D-ACxx Cityline CRJ fleet. Looking back, the fleets of Augsburg Airways and Contact Air, who did most flying for Lufthansa, also followed that scheme with D-ADxx fo...

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by XAM2175
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad luck for AC's passengers out of GVA
Replies: 29
Views: 9154

Re: Bad luck for AC's passengers out of GVA

Oh wow the raccoon mask works so damn well head-on!

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by XAM2175
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10805

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

AirbusA322 wrote:
I’m more surprised by the ...

... fact anybody actually uses that incredibly-pointless airline logo view on FR24.

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by XAM2175
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356373

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Guys, if y’all look at the top of the reference image, it seems like the title of it starts with “CON.” I have a feeling this is stock footage when Continental first started painting their aircraft. Plus, I can see a hint of yellow on the tail fin. It could also be CONFIDENTIAL, as another poster h...

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by XAM2175
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC10 door operation
Replies: 13
Views: 2577

Re: DC10 door operation

It did NOT require power to open, though it was electrically powered. Ah, sorry mate, I misunderstood you - yeah the doors could be manually operated, but the air tank was there to blow it open in an emergency. By contrast, the 767's doors used the counterweight both for manual ops and emergencies.

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by XAM2175
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356373

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

I can't help but get the impression that had UA adopted Rising Blue post-merger all we'd be reading here would be endless "bring back the globe!" :roll: Why would they petition to bring back CO’s logo? " had UA adopted Rising Blue post-merger all we'd be reading here would be endless...

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by XAM2175
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC10 door operation
Replies: 13
Views: 2577

Re: DC10 door operation

Actually, the door is "unplugged" manually by the action of using the Emergency Open handle, after which the air is discharged. If by some freak chance the aircraft was still pressurised, it wouldn't be possible for the person operating the handle to overcome the difference. You may be int...

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by XAM2175
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356373

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Galvan316 wrote:
Why do people have some kind of perverse psychological emotional attachment to the Tulip?


I can't help but get the impression that had UA adopted Rising Blue post-merger all we'd be reading here would be endless "bring back the globe!" :roll:

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by XAM2175
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC10 door operation
Replies: 13
Views: 2577

Re: DC10 door operation

... is this done by electrical power? If so, what happens in a crash situation where power is lost? the door can be opened and closed manually with or without power as they are counterweighted. This has been covered a here a few times in the past, but in short - yes, in normal operation the door is...

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by XAM2175
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Angola seeking US FAA CAT 1 rating to enable TAAG to start US services
Replies: 24
Views: 3195

Re: Angola seeking US FAA CAT 1 rating to enable TAAG to start US services

Does anyone have more news about the VOA granted to 60ish countries including the 28-European Union state, the Portuguese-speaking countries bloc along with Argentina, Canada, Chile and the US? It's not visa-on-arrival in the strictest sense - it requires electronic pre-authorisation beforehand. ht...

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by XAM2175
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?
Replies: 25
Views: 5492

Re: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?

Also, I think the states only regulates the first letter of the reg right? Because AB used to have D-ABxx on their fleets, regardless of the aircraft type. As already posted - yes, the final three characters of the mark have no regulated meaning for the German civil register. Except that German reg...

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by XAM2175
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?
Replies: 25
Views: 5492

Re: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?

I always thought it was similar with the 3 letters registration format (first letter shows the airline, second letter represents the type, and third one is individual ID). How true this is ? This means that LH will have only 26 aircrafts of a certain type??? Except that German registration marks us...

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by XAM2175
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 286
Views: 56707

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

Wonder if a LCC would be able to run 4/4 single aisle on something like that for high density? Not if it needs to comply with US law: 14 CFR § 25.817 - Maximum number of seats abreast On airplanes having only one passenger aisle, no more than three seats abreast may be placed on each side of the ai...

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by XAM2175
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?
Replies: 16
Views: 1796

Re: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?

akb88 wrote:
Doesn't look like it has wifi dome or even winglets


Incidentally, aircraft without WiFi domes or even winglets are no more or less safe than those aircraft with them.

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by XAM2175
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing
Replies: 16
Views: 3444

Re: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing

https://www.qantas.com.au/infodetail/fl ... 0J214Y.pdf
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northstardc4m wrote:
Right now N703KW and N706KW are doing the flights, both ex-QF 767-336ERs (RB.211 powered)


Assuming no changes in configuration, this is a seating chart for N703KW (ex VH-ZXE, and G-BNWK before that :p )
https://www.qantas.com.au/infodetail/fl ... 0J214Y.pdf

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by XAM2175
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR
Replies: 65
Views: 15847

Re: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR

If EIN or AMS are capped at x number of movements, why don't they (aviation authorities) raise that number to accomodate demand? Further to LJ's explanation, the caps are in place precisely to prevent demand-led growth - otherwise there'd be no need for caps and movements would simply top-out at th...

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by XAM2175
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR
Replies: 65
Views: 15847

Re: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR

JibberJim wrote:
without the high UK air taxes always cheaper


I can't speak for all UK taxes, but the one that usually attracts the most complaint (the Air Passenger Duty) is not levied on passengers connecting to destinations outside the UK.

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by XAM2175
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20567

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

I don't get why it's so offensive; the person in front of you reclines a paltry inch or two, you can recline the same paltry amount and you have the same amount of space, just at a slightly different angle. First there was trickle-down economics, now there's trickle-down discomfort! Say your neighb...

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by XAM2175
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline IATA codes containing zero?
Replies: 2
Views: 571

Re: Airline IATA codes containing zero?

CURRENT IATA ICAO NAME 07 ORG Orenavia (RU) 0B BMS Blue Air (RO) 0J PJZ Premium Jet (CH) 0Q HYD Hydro-Quebec (CA) A0 ANC Avian Lineas Aereas dba Avianca Argentina (AR) B0 DJT DreamJet dba La Compagnie (FR) C0 VCY One Caribbean (VC) D0 DHK DHL Air Limited (UK) F0 FJR Solitaire Air dba Fly Jordan (JO...

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by XAM2175
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFE in 2019 - Huh?
Replies: 25
Views: 3303

Re: IFE in 2019 - Huh?

Requiring customers to bring their own device doesn't get around the obsolescence problem Except that it makes it much easier to get around, because replacing the media server and wireless access point is a hell of a lot easier than scores of at-seat controllers and potentially hundreds of screens ...

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by XAM2175
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFE in 2019 - Huh?
Replies: 25
Views: 3303

Re: IFE in 2019 - Huh?

Outdated how, exactly? Simple: you install a wonderful fancy-pants top-of-the-line seatback IFE system tomorrow. Ten - or maybe even five - years later and it's like a black-and-white 15" CRT compared to the 50" OLED LCD 3D VR systems that have become the new top-of-the-line. Whereas if y...

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by XAM2175
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GPS Rollover incidents
Replies: 18
Views: 2934

Re: GPS Rollover incidents

It should also be noted that the actual positioning function performed by the receiver isn't affected by the roll-over - only the translation to the calendar day is.

Now, the Year 2038 Problem on the other hand should be a real fun one :P

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by XAM2175
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFE in 2019 - Huh?
Replies: 25
Views: 3303

Re: IFE in 2019 - Huh?

Why get rid of seatback TV screens, Channel 9, and in-flight audio systems? To save money. Not offering in-seat IFE reduces weight, reduces maintenance requirements (both planned and unplanned), and eliminates the problem of the in-seat system becoming outdated. It's a trend being seen for the most...

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by XAM2175
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GPS Rollover incidents
Replies: 18
Views: 2934

Re: GPS Rollover incidents

Amusingly, there are two main approaches to avoiding this in future: * Modernised GPS uses a 13-bit week counter, allowing for just shy of 158 years between roll-overs. Galileo and Beidou are similar. * GLONASS rolls-over every four years, in the assumption that something that happens so frequently ...

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by XAM2175
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Domestic Delta A350 Bliss: DEN-LAX, LAX-ATL, ATL-DEN
Replies: 10
Views: 9518

Re: Domestic Delta A350 Bliss: DEN-LAX, LAX-ATL, ATL-DEN

I thought it was interesting that the A319 does not have a no-smoking sign with the buckle-up sign and wi-fi sign. Instead there is a sticker above the tray table. Maybe this is because you can smoke on certain A319 flights ROW, but it was still interesting to me. It's actually because you can smok...

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by XAM2175
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: An ‘Ocean’ Mileage Run – Rail Trip Report (some Air too!)
Replies: 3
Views: 3284

Re: An ‘Ocean’ Mileage Run – Rail Trip Report (some Air too!)

Fantastic! Really love the look of the dome car... definitely have to try to score a ride in one. Neat that there are those slim European cars being pulled by those square, burly F40PHs! British loading gauge is even smaller than the standard used in Continental Europe, so compared to North American...

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by XAM2175
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car
Replies: 12
Views: 8199

Re: BA & Qantas A380s plus a Virgin Australia 737 - LHR-SIN-SYD-BNE. 3 airlines, 5 trains, 2 buses and a hire car

Excellent read mate! Did a similar trip myself about a year ago, BA LHR-HKG on the 77W, CX HKG-MEL on the A359, then returning QF BNE-SIN A333 and BA SIN-LHR on the A388. I was greeted at the door by a steward who seemed a tad confused by my British Airways issued boarding pass. After careful inspec...

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by XAM2175
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Plane Seating Templates
Replies: 4
Views: 879

Re: Plane Seating Templates

I am looking for templates that I can download and modify Go to the websites of airlines operating the ERJ-170 and see if they offer downloadable versions? QF, for example, provide PDF seat maps for all their types but none of them are Embraers. I would, however, suggest you consider the copyright ...

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by XAM2175
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Cargo's Silver B744Fs
Replies: 2
Views: 1237

Re: Cathay Pacific Cargo's Silver B744Fs

When they started doing it the reason given was a circa 200 kg weight saving, and the attendant fuel savings. However IIRC the costs of maintaining the polished finish started to add up faster than the fuel reduction, plus the fact that increasing use of composite materials in newer aircraft rules m...

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by XAM2175
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21518

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

I don't get all the hate for the 767 on this thread. I mean, I know AA's examples were (are) very long in the tooth, and all; but coming from a website that has an absolute fascination with the 757... A sexual fetish I'd call it! I still find a tattered old 767 still waaaay more comfortable than th...

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by XAM2175
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Perception Of Professional Female Pilot's Survey
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: Perception Of Professional Female Pilot's Survey

Perception Of Professional Female Pilot ' s Survey I am a final year student and for my dissertation I've chosen a topic of perception ' s of female pilot ' s by females. I would like to ask you to complete my survey (if you are female only) Apostrophes are used to indicate possession or contractio...

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by XAM2175
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should do-deal Brexit happens on 12 April, what should passengers do?
Replies: 18
Views: 2219

Re: Should do-deal Brexit happens on 12 April, what should passengers do?

FlapsOne wrote:
Takes me less time to get into Australia than it does the EU on many occasions.


Opposite for me as an Australian citizen with UK residence - takes me more time to enter the UK then it does the Schengen area :roll:

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by XAM2175
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 17728

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

Does Boeing take ownership of the fuselage before, or after the train trip? Aluminum is relatively easy to repair compared to composites, are there any large composite components shipped this way? I'm afraid I don't know the specifics on the transfer of ownership, sorry. As to composite components ...

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by XAM2175
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Qatar Airways doesn’t fly to TPE?
Replies: 6
Views: 2082

Re: Why Qatar Airways doesn’t fly to TPE?

I'd suggest it might be because of the mainland Chinese government's unwillingness to allow state-owned carriers to serve both the PRC and the ROC. The workaround for this has generally been for the state-owned carrier to run a subsidiary carrier that looks ever so slightly different - KLM still ope...

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by XAM2175
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 17728

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

Shooting at railwaycars ? The fuselages are attached to flat bed railroad cars and transported in the open Thanks very much for the link - Yes I knew that> but seriously ... are people shooting at the trains and the fuselages passing by from time to time ?Yikes... In such a case I find it irrespons...

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by XAM2175
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The benefit of computer travel agents over humans is..?
Replies: 13
Views: 2053

Re: The benefit of computer travel agents over humans is..?

Had this one served up to me once:

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Note that I've got it sorted by earliest departure time, but even still...
(GC distance of 1470 mi compared to 292 direct :p )

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by XAM2175
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do most trip reports (websites/youtube) feature only J or F class?
Replies: 10
Views: 1116

Re: Why do most trip reports (websites/youtube) feature only J or F class?

As much as I would also like to see more Y trip reports, I can understand why they're not very common because exactly as said before... it's hard for them to be anything other than pretty dull unless the trip is particularly unusual, or something goes wrong. For my own example - if I was to write a ...

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by XAM2175
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 series last row- add in a window?
Replies: 22
Views: 3654

Re: A320 series last row- add in a window?

https://www.qantas.com/content/dam/qant ... -400ER.pdf
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It would be nice though if more airlines published seat maps that showed the actual window position, rather than having to rely on crowd-sourced reviews.

QF, for example, make it very easy: https://www.qantas.com/content/dam/qant ... -400ER.pdf

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by XAM2175
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Special Pan Am livery
Replies: 30
Views: 6058

Re: Special Pan Am livery

Railroads have also been split on this issue ... CSX and BNSF have chosen not to do heritage liveries. BNSF don't really need to - they've still got quite a number of locomotives circulating in their pre-merger BN and ATSF liveries more than twenty-two years later :P Most have had their logos updat...

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by XAM2175
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Says Airlines Forcing Families Apart to Charge More Fees
Replies: 49
Views: 6835

Re: UK Says Airlines Forcing Families Apart to Charge More Fees

My boarding pass logged me with the 'seq no' of 79 (for a 772) & the flight was almost full. It is worth noting that your Sequence Number is nothing more than the order in which you completed check-in. Your seat may have been allocated hours, days, or even weeks before this, and you've no real ...

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by XAM2175
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Baggage on short connections - how do they handle it?
Replies: 11
Views: 2575

Re: Baggage on short connections - how do they handle it?

I'm just curious how they handle it in such short connections like the ones at FRA, because I was impressed both times that my baggage arrived, too... I assume it's not going through any kind of baggage handling system, but it's transported straight from the inbound aircraft to the outbound? Is thi...

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by XAM2175
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport codes named after a city that isn't the primary served area?
Replies: 43
Views: 3389

Re: Airport codes named after a city that isn't the primary served area?

fry530 wrote:
Yeah but the code is NRT. That would reflect Narita, which the title of this thread is asking for airport codes specifically.


I was supporting your argument mate...

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by XAM2175
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport codes named after a city that isn't the primary served area?
Replies: 43
Views: 3389

Re: Airport codes named after a city that isn't the primary served area?

How about NRT? It’s branded as Tokyo - Narita, and it’s defintely a major gateway to Tokyo, but the code is obviously NRT and the airport is in the town of Narita. Well, official name of NRT is simply “Narita International Airport”, so technically it is not really branded as “Tokyo-Narita” official...

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by XAM2175
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: McDonnell-Douglas Losses, 1967-1997
Replies: 11
Views: 2727

Re: McDonnell-Douglas Losses, 1967-1997

Maybe dig out their Annual Reports or SEC filings?

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by XAM2175
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?
Replies: 13
Views: 1059

Re: Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?

Is there any reason why? I'm going to go out on a limb and say that I doubt this really factors into any airline's fleet planning. They'll pick the aircraft that best suits them at the time, and if all the other airlines in a country happen to pick the same aircraft, or if there are no other airlin...

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