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by paullam
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are Aruba Airlines and Insel Air safe?
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Are Aruba Airlines and Insel Air safe?

Why shouldn’t they be?

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by paullam
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?
Replies: 24
Views: 2904

Re: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?

Isn’t that called “IFE” these days?

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by paullam
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and the HiFly A380
Replies: 7
Views: 2968

Re: Norwegian and the WAMOS A380

The A380 is leased from HiFly, not Wamos :)

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by paullam
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Car chase on LYS runway
Replies: 17
Views: 3968

Re: Car chase on LYS runway

Arriving flights are being diverted to MRS, NCE, GVA and GNB. LH2248 returned to MUC while VY1220 was cancelled completely.

This causes quite a mess...

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by paullam
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ignorant things often said by infrequent annoyed Travellers
Replies: 39
Views: 2250

Re: Ignorant things often said by infrequent annoyed Travellers

“I hate airline X because the only use the old 737 whereas airline Y uses A320.”

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by paullam
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Helsinki trip recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 921

Re: Helsinki trip recommendations

If I went there in October I’d probably spend most of my time in Finnish saunas considering the bad weather.

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by paullam
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are Ryanair cabins so ugly?
Replies: 8
Views: 1141

Re: Why are Ryanair cabins so ugly?

This is just an assumption but it might be that they want to appear cheaper so in peoples minds they come up first as an airline offering cheaper flights.
I’m no expert though but some supermarkets do the same.

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by paullam
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible future mid-long haul flights from Athens to Africa
Replies: 12
Views: 1389

Re: Possible future mid-long haul flights from Athens to Africa

Interestingly, ATH was one of ET's first destinations. Ethiopia was also host to a sizable Greek diaspora back in the Imperial days of Ethiopia. But as the community left during the communist regime of the late 70s/80s, ET eventually pulled out. Perhaps A3 with their narrow body fleet could make AD...

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by paullam
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline Games
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Re: Airline Games

Since about 2 years I play Airlines Manager 2. At the moment even sort of a community is about to developed. I’d give it a try

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by paullam
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to axe MEL-AKL and BNE-AKL from March 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 13590

Re: Emirates to axe MEL-AKL and BNE-AKL from March 2018

What a shame that WLG’s runway is so short...

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by paullam
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Iberia A340-600 ground ops question
Replies: 7
Views: 1381

Re: Iberia A340-600 ground ops question

Ok but wouldn't it be more expensive to fire up 4 engines and burn fuel instead of using the tug they use anyway to do the pushback?

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by paullam
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Iberia A340-600 ground ops question
Replies: 7
Views: 1381

Iberia A340-600 ground ops question

Hey there, I'm just sitting at ORD's T5 waiting for my flight. I just watched an Iberia A346 arrive at T5 and after deboarding passengers taxiing over to T3 to prepare for its next flight. What struck me was that after pushing back it taxied with its own engines. It's for sure nothing special that p...

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by paullam
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US A320 Family Safety Card Country of Final Assembly
Replies: 18
Views: 4305

Re: US A320 Family Safety Card Country of Final Assembly

I know that JetBlue writes it on their cards. A couple of months ago I flew SFO-BOS on on of their A321. The card said it was manufactured in Hamburg which I checked and it was true. There are a few 2 US built 321s in the B6 fleet. The updated A321 safety card has both the USA or Germany listed as ...

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by paullam
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US A320 Family Safety Card Country of Final Assembly
Replies: 18
Views: 4305

Re: US A320 Family Safety Card Country of Final Assembly

I know that JetBlue writes it on their cards. A couple of months ago I flew SFO-BOS on on of their A321. The card said it was manufactured in Hamburg which I checked and it was true.

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by paullam
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 133
Views: 14720

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

How about one huge airport between Dubai and Abu Dhabi?

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by paullam
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 11929

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

How about the 19's at SFO? I recall a day last year or two years ago where planes landed on RWY 19 L/R there. Must've been quite a spectacular approach considering the hills north of SFO.

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by paullam
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open
Replies: 84
Views: 10147

Re: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open

That's the paradoxon. On one hand, everyone knows that BER will be too small. On the other hand our government insists on closing TXL once BER opens. Oh, yes, the irony. Perhaps they could build a new airport at the former Soviet airbase in Sperenberg. In the 1990ies, it had already been selected a...

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by paullam
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open
Replies: 84
Views: 10147

Re: TXL to be kept open

TXL cannot remain operational in its current condition. Its an abysmal terminal and would require significant investment, which would ultimately have to be funded by passengers, airlines, and residents. Said study that's been released just recently states that even with the required investestments,...

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by paullam
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open
Replies: 84
Views: 10147

Re: TXL to be kept open

Berlin's government already stated though that they'll ignore the vote in September and shut TXL one way or another. Big words, but they can't make them true. Germany is a democracy, so if the majority votes to keep Tegel open that's what will happen even if the local government has other plans. So...

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by paullam
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open
Replies: 84
Views: 10147

Re: TXL to be kept open

Terrible decision for everyone. Keeping the TXL dump open will further fragment the Berlin market, leaving airlines, passengers, and taxpayers paying for it all. They just released an independent research stating that TXL has a profit margin of 35% right now. It will be highly profitable to keep it...

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by paullam
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open
Replies: 84
Views: 10147

Re: TXL to be kept open

Berlin's government already stated though that they'll ignore the vote in September and shut TXL one way or another.

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by paullam
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Highly Common Fleets, vs Very Mixed and General Fleet Strategy
Replies: 42
Views: 6286

Re: Highly Common Fleets, vs Very Mixed and General Fleet Strategy

BN727227Ultra wrote:
Airlines that relied solely on DC-10s for WB service (WN, CO) got their butts kicked after AA 191. (Did AA still have 707s in 1979?)


I don't think WN ever had widebodies, let alone DC-10s.

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by paullam
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Highly Common Fleets, vs Very Mixed and General Fleet Strategy
Replies: 42
Views: 6286

Re: Highly Common Fleets, vs Very Mixed and General Fleet Strategy

When I think about good fleet management, Finnair quickly jumps to my mind as it combines flexibility with commonality. Lets have a look what their fleet looks like: ATR 72-500 (68/72 seats) Embraer 190 (100 seats) A319 (138 seats) A320 (165 seats) A321 (196/209 seats) A330-300 (263/289 seats) A350...

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by paullam
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Highly Common Fleets, vs Very Mixed and General Fleet Strategy
Replies: 42
Views: 6286

Re: Highly Common Fleets, vs Very Mixed and General Fleet Strategy

When I think about good fleet management, Finnair quickly jumps to my mind as it combines flexibility with commonality. Lets have a look what their fleet looks like: ATR 72-500 (68/72 seats) Embraer 190 (100 seats) A319 (138 seats) A320 (165 seats) A321 (196/209 seats) A330-300 (263/289 seats) A350-...

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by paullam
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current 767-400 routes?
Replies: 14
Views: 4180

Re: Current 767-400 routes?

EWR-TXL

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by paullam
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: Weather Ballon GoPro Captures A319 @ FL380
Replies: 37
Views: 11155

Re: Video: Weather Ballon GoPro Captures A319 @ FL380

Makes me wonder how that balloon flight can be legal (like they state it) if they pass passenger jets with 400 ft alt separation...

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by paullam
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are Airbus Windows so Small
Replies: 58
Views: 14010

Re: Why are Airbus Windows so Small

The only thing with the 787 windows is that they're reflecting quite a bit from the inside. Taking decent photos is quite a challenge in the dreamliner. If you look at htese two, the reflections of my phone are clearly visible: https://abload.de/img/img_1242etuqy.jpg https://abload.de/img/img_12617j...

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by paullam
Tue May 23, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard Stand Airline in the US......
Replies: 52
Views: 7171

Re: Hard Stand Airline in the US......

It's rather funny to read all your stories about deplaning or boarding on a hardstand. Us Europeans do that rather often. I recall one A380 hardstand arrival in DXB. That was one experience. Apart from that, nothing special for Europeans :D

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by paullam
Thu May 18, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant's first ever new build aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 10257

Re: Allegiant's first ever new build aircraft

gatibosgru wrote:
How many new CEOs do they have on order? Any NEOs as well?


12 CEOs AFAIK.

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by paullam
Mon May 15, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official US Domestic (ex HI) Widebody thread 2017
Replies: 110
Views: 17419

Re: Wide body service in the US

How about the QF 747 LAX-JFK-LAX service? That is technically an intracontinental 744 flight, but passengers can't just fly LAX-JFK or vice-versa on the 744. Doing so would be violating cabotage regulations. I took that service once on JFK-LAX-SYD. Flew JFK-LAX, spent about a week there and then co...

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by paullam
Mon May 15, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official US Domestic (ex HI) Widebody thread 2017
Replies: 110
Views: 17419

Re: Wide body service in the US

How about the QF 747 LAX-JFK-LAX service?

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by paullam
Tue May 02, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sightseeing in a jetliner
Replies: 34
Views: 6041

Re: Sightseeing in a jetliner

Didn't Northwest do one (or a couple) arctic flights?

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by paullam
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current Airlines with Cities in their Title
Replies: 48
Views: 4116

Re: Current Airlines with Cities in their Title

stlgph wrote:
Delta ;)


?

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by paullam
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Onboard oven for personal use
Replies: 17
Views: 3037

Re: Onboard oven for personal use

Another problem is that ovens consume a lot of energy, and energy is valuable on board of a plane. You don't want to consume too much of it. ??? Why is electricity a limited resource on a plane? It's not like ovens are being powered by batteries or anything. I presume there's an inverter being run ...

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by paullam
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Free upgrades to Business Class
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

Re: Free upgrades to Business Class

Thanks for that! It was funny because the Etihad flight was my first flight with them ever and I'm just a Silver Member of Topbonus. I got the cheapest fare with them so I didn't even have luggage.Status seems so be important here.

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by paullam
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Idea for jetways
Replies: 13
Views: 2027

Re: Idea for jetways

Christchurch plays some jungle/nature sounds in the jetway. That was pretty nice to hear on arrival. Was last November, don't know whether they changed it by now.

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by paullam
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Free upgrades to Business Class
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

Free upgrades to Business Class

Hi, I've had a couple of flights recently however on two of them I got a free upgrade to Business Class although I booked Eco. The first one was a couple of weeks ago on EK434 from BNE to AKL. During check-in I was told that "unfortunately" I'll have to fly Business. The second flight was ...

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by paullam
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Advertisement on aircraft livery?
Replies: 43
Views: 4641

Re: Advertisement on aircfraft livery?

Is the Europcar Kulula plane still flying around?

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by paullam
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever fly on the same plane twice?
Replies: 138
Views: 8518

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

What comes to mind right now:

Condor's D-AIAA
Germanwing's D-AGWK

and some others on tag on flights like MU's Sydney - Nanjing - Beijing service or LH's FRA - JED - ADD for instance.

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by paullam
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cheapest "around the world" within 8 days
Replies: 24
Views: 1620

Re: Cheapest "around the world" within 8 days

I'm actually flying around the world in April. Routing is: SXF - SVO - HAN - LPQ (Luang Prabang) - VTE (Vientiane) - HAN - SGN - MNL - SFO - LAX - SFO - BOS - LIS - TXL. It's not the same departure and arrival airport but it's both in Berlin so let's say that counts :D Without the detours to LAX and...

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by paullam
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Checked baggage on Delta Domestic
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Checked baggage on Delta Domestic

Hey SJCMSP and redzeppelin, thanks for your replies. That cleared things up for me. Is there a reason as to why it's not possible to pay earlier? In my case, once we check in we have to pay another $100 so it feels like I have to pay twice for the flight and now I have to keep in mind that I still h...

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by paullam
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest and Smallest Passenger Aircraft Serving Your Local Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 5577

Re: Largest and Smallest Passenger Aircraft Serving Your Local Airport

Atm WLG

largest: 777-200ER Singapoere Airlines to Canberra
smallest: probably Soundsair C208 to various destinations

soon (again) TXL:
largest: A330-300 Hainan to PEK and QTR to DOH
smallest: Saab 340 Sprint Air to Olsztyn and Radom

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by paullam
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Checked baggage on Delta Domestic
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Checked baggage on Delta Domestic

Hey everyone, I just booked a return trip SFO-LAX on Delta, which I am really looking forward to since it's on the 717. Anyway, I booked it on Delta.com and during the booking process I tried to add checked luggage. I didn't find a way to do that though. So after I booked the trip I logged in to my ...

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by paullam
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The world's smallest ramp terminal?
Replies: 14
Views: 4385

Re: The world's smallest ramp terminal?

There are heaps of airstrips in the Okavango Delta in Botsuana. Most of them are just a strip of sand with two turning points at each end of the very bumpy "runway". You enter and exit the plane on the runway.

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by paullam
Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The one oddball in a fleet!
Replies: 93
Views: 22097

Re: The one oddball in a fleet!

How about LN-RKG, which is the only A340 of SAS which has fully red engines?

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by paullam
Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remnants of old terminals
Replies: 106
Views: 18963

Re: Remnants of old terminals

How about AMS? I mean they didn't keep it in AMS but quickly moved it over to Lelystad.

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