Since you didn’t mention a specific time you want to fly I just had a look for flights in September. You may give Skyscanner a try as they offer heaps of codeshare options making you fly on tickets offered by several European airlines. That lower the price to less than $300 so you may find options h...Jump to post
This past week, YVR had a spate of Air New Zealand B787s flying domestic and European routes!! Most likely those were repatriation flights for tourist stranded overseas. I know that the German government had some NZ flying from AKL via YVR to some place in Germany. Maybe other countries did the same.Jump to post
My last trip was
TXL-KEF-TXL-AMS-JNB-CPT-JNB-CDG-TXL for a 2-in-1-holiday.
I wanted to go either to Canada or Japan this summer which will be axed obviously. Hadn’t booked anything so far which is good.
I have the FSX Version running perfectly in FSX SE. Why did you buy the FS 2004 version knowing that you’d run it in FSX SE? This thread is NOT about me not wanting to use it in FSX SE, and not wanting to use it in FS2004. The FS2004 version was the only one available. I will run it in FS2004. I on...Jump to post
I have the FSX Version running perfectly in FSX SE. Why did you buy the FS 2004 version knowing that you’d run it in FSX SE?Jump to post
Stuck in SEA during spring break as a non-rev and seemingly every eastbound seat booked 100% on all carriers, I was forced to either (a) buy a $900 walk-up fare as a confirmed passenger for SEA-ATL, or (B) non-rev SEA-NRT-ATL. Rational thought prevailed and I swiped my CC for $900. For me, the rati...Jump to post
No matter what airline you end up choosing I can only recommend waiting with booking until this corona crap is over and you’re able to plan at least a little bit. I know you’ll probably have a flexible ticket but it’s gonna save you from a lot of hassle.
And I’d choose QR in order to see Doha
The other day I flew JNB-DXB-SYD on EK even though there was a nonstop available on QF (although much more expensive). So I ended up spending 22 hours in the air instead of just 13 or whatever it takes to get from JNB to SYD nonstop. That’s a detour of around 7.000 km. While it’s definitely not nons...Jump to post
Operations on some Pacific islands come to mind. Samoa as an example mostly features flights from NZ and OZ full of ethnic traffic. While I don’t have any numbers to confirm this, I’m pretty sure that without this kind of traffic, there’d hardly be any flights there (hypothetically spoken).Jump to post
I remember seeing how many US airlines were using only one engine when taxing. Is this something most airlines do? I don´t recall seeing that in Europe, and most certaintly, the airline where I work does not allow such a thing. EasyJet and SAS do it in Europe. I’ve seen Pegasus and KLM do it as wel...Jump to post
I’m more like a sunrise/sunset kind of guy. None of the pictures are edited. This one is from a departure at ZNZ early in the morning bound for MCT. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190929/1c250a308b1a323599fe935fd04909d8.jpg I’m surprised no one has mentioned SDU’s departure: https://uploads.tapa...Jump to post
Interesting idea but what makes you think that a plane can glide for “a few thousand kilometres” as you state in your post? That’s far from true...Jump to post
To park them in South Africa?Jump to post
There are actually voices saying that flying has become more turbulent. This is not weather related though. However since our skies are getting more and more crowded as we speak, lower airspace is being used more often so the likelihood of experiencing turbulences increases as you can’t fly above cl...Jump to post
That’s why you shouldn’t clap right after touchdown.Jump to post
Starlionblue wrote:paullam wrote:Maybe some “eye witness” just saw vortexes?
The pic in the article does seem rather like fuel is coming out of the jettison nozzle.
Why were the cabin lights on during takeoff? And why would they be on if it’s a ferry flight? I would think it's the same reason the crew turns on the cabin lights for landing: if there was ever a need to evacuate in a hurry as unlikely as it may seem, you are better off having all the lights on to...Jump to post
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 Doesn’t TG also operate t...Jump to post
Btw, what happened to P4-KCJ, the plane involved in this incident? I couldn't see any recent flights on FR24. I can imagine that they scapped it due to it having "experienced" these high g-loads.Jump to post
Retracting the flaps (and leading edge slats) keeps them from getting damaged by ground equipment at the gate. I have the opposite question from the OP and it's funny this thread came up because I've been wondering about this for some. Your explanation above is of course the correct & obvious a...Jump to post
Well this flight is only 8 km shorter than the CDG-LHR crew familiarization flights that AF did when they introduced the A380 into their fleet. As I remember, those were available to the general public. Certainly, such short segments cannot be a good application for an aircraft that was never desig...Jump to post
Aurantiaco wrote:TheFlyingDisk wrote:Airbus did a video congratulating Boeing for its centennial. It would be remiss for Boeing not to do the same.
See? Kindness gets kindness back in return.
Living in Berlin I flew Air Berlin rather often. It was always exciting what the flight will be like because they kept changing their concept all the time. It was hard to keep up so you never knew what kind of service to expect. While they changed their livery from the old one to the hybrid one and ...Jump to post
The "A" pumps are never turned off. This is because they are engine driven pumps and only produce pressure when the engine is operating. The S/O solanoid energizes to shut off "A" system hydralic and could potentily burn out if left in the selected off position for long periods ...Jump to post
That’s exactly what stratclub said. My bad, edited.....the “A” system are turned off!! The "A" pumps are never turned off. This is because they are engine driven pumps and only produce pressure when the engine is operating. The S/O solanoid energizes to shut off "A" system hydra...Jump to post
Whiteguy wrote:stratclub wrote:No, fuel pumps are pretty much silent from inside of the cabin. The sound you hear are electric hydraulic pumps and are turned on just before push back so that the aircraft has brakes.
Actually the “A” system hydraulics aren’t turned off for push back...
I spend most of my time in the German city of Cottbus. Every now and then sometime at night we have a AN-24 cruising overhead going south from Sweden to places like Hungary or even down to Northern Africa.
I always love when that happens. It’s gotten rare though now that I think of it...
It was a military charter from US Military, they will be taking back the soldiers to US from Germany as they had a conducted a military exercise in Poland. That's what a spotter from Berlin said it to me. Alright, thanks! Edit: Seems like the second flight didn’t make it to the U.S.: https://upload...Jump to post
Today (April 14) there have been two Atlas Air 747-400 at Berlin’s Tegel Airport. Having a 747, let alone two of them here is extremely rare. They must’ve been charter flights but I’m wondering who has been chartering them, especially considering they apparently needed two of them. The first one, N4...Jump to post
I flew in that area as well last week on an A340. It was a rather smooth flight until out of a sudden over the Arabian sea the plane moved upwards and right downwards again. The downward move lsted for about 5-10 seconds. That might've been what your mum experienced as well.Jump to post
I quite like this one:
Watch it with sound on!
Have a look here:
http://www.aussieairliners.org/a320i/ne ... zkojc.html
All they basically do is fly it there with heaps of stops. On Aussieairliners.org you may look up more registrations. This one is just an example.
I just returned from a 3 week trip to Thailand. We visited Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Koh Chang and Koh Lanta. Out of all places I enjoyed Koh Chang the most. This island is located 6 hours to the southeast of Bangkok by bus or you hop on the Bangkok Airways ATR and fly to Trat (beautiful airport ...Jump to post
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