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by paullam
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belavia B733 runway excursion in Kyiv (IEV/UKKK)
Replies: 14
Views: 2669

Re: Belavia B733 runway excursion in Kyiv (IEV/UKKK)

That’s why you shouldn’t clap right after touchdown.

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by paullam
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340 dumps fuel touching down while on runway..
Replies: 21
Views: 4283

Re: A340 dumps fuel touching down while on runway..

Starlionblue wrote:
paullam wrote:
Maybe some “eye witness” just saw vortexes?

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The pic in the article does seem rather like fuel is coming out of the jettison nozzle.


Maybe. I could just guess as I can’t read the article.

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by paullam
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340 dumps fuel touching down while on runway..
Replies: 21
Views: 4283

A340 dumps fuel touching down while on runway..

Maybe some “eye witness” just saw vortexes?

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Unfortunately I couldn’t read the article as the website is blocked in Europe.

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by paullam
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone flown all of a large fleet?
Replies: 16
Views: 987

Anyone flown all of a large fleet?

I flew on 50% of Lao Airlines’ A320 fleet. They have two of them :D

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by paullam
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines
Replies: 51
Views: 13438

Re: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines

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...

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by paullam
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with most twin widebodies subtypes?
Replies: 23
Views: 3713

Re: Airlines with most twin widebodies subtypes?

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...

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by paullam
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control
Replies: 149
Views: 4350

Re: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control

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.

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by paullam
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 6911

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

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...

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by paullam
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates launches world’s shortest A380 route
Replies: 29
Views: 9298

Re: Emirates launches world’s shortest A380 route

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...

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by paullam
Fri May 31, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"
Replies: 41
Views: 8261

Re: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWaTjYpczKQ

See? Kindness gets kindness back in return.


Some posters on this forum could really learn something from that video... :duck:
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Aurantiaco wrote:
TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Airbus did a video congratulating Boeing for its centennial. It would be remiss for Boeing not to do the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWaTjYpczKQ

See? Kindness gets kindness back in return.


Some posters on this forum could really learn something from that video... :duck:

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by paullam
Fri May 31, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 79
Views: 4015

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

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 ...

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by paullam
Sat May 25, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 4070

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

Longest by distance and time:
QF18 - B747-400ER - LAX-SYD - 12.073 km - 13 h 55 mins

Shortest by distance
Greater Toronto Airways - PA31 - YTZ-CYSN (St. Catharinas) - 52 km - 13 mins

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by paullam
Fri May 24, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines on the edge
Replies: 32
Views: 4007

Re: Airlines on the edge

The moment the Italian government decides to stop funding Alitalia they’ll be gone.

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by paullam
Tue May 21, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Distinct noise inside 737 cabins
Replies: 30
Views: 6052

Re: Distinct noise inside 737 cabins

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 ...

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by paullam
Tue May 21, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Distinct noise inside 737 cabins
Replies: 30
Views: 6052

Re: Distinct noise inside 737 cabins

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...

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by paullam
Thu May 16, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Distinct noise inside 737 cabins
Replies: 30
Views: 6052

Re: Distinct noise inside 737 cabins

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...


That’s exactly what stratclub said.

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by paullam
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Does anyone else just love the sound of distant turboprops?
Replies: 5
Views: 2238

Re: Does anyone else just love the sound of distant turboprops?

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...

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by paullam
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two 747-400 at TXL today
Replies: 5
Views: 2622

Two 747-400 at TXL today

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...

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by paullam
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two 747-400 at TXL today
Replies: 5
Views: 2622

Re: Two 747-400 at TXL today

Dominion301 wrote:
Just a guess, but COS must NATO/NORAD = military charter.


That’s what I also thought but maybe someone has some more information.

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by paullam
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two 747-400 at TXL today
Replies: 5
Views: 2622

Two 747-400 at TXL today

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...

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by paullam
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Distinct noise inside 737 cabins
Replies: 30
Views: 6052

Re: Distinct noise inside 737 cabins

Well that sound comes from the fuel pumps which are being switched on in order to run the APU or start the engines. You won’t really hear them in flight because wind and engine noises will be much louder.

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by paullam
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.
Replies: 61
Views: 14146

Re: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.

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.

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by paullam
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyArystan aircraft rendering
Replies: 14
Views: 1584

Re: FlyArystan aircraft rendering

CarbonFibre wrote:
Is the tank underneath for water bombing?


Kazakhstan is well-known for its vast forests so they might want to make some extra bucks with protecting them of wild fires :D

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by paullam
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: April Fools Jokes on Passengers and crew?
Replies: 19
Views: 4642

Re: April Fools Jokes on Passengers and crew?

https://youtu.be/lSTgA8pEc8w

Watch it with sound on!
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I quite like this one:

https://youtu.be/lSTgA8pEc8w

Watch it with sound on!

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by paullam
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do Boeing / Airbus deliver small planes in remote countries?
Replies: 10
Views: 838

Re: How do Boeing / Airbus deliver small planes in remote countries?

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.
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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.

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by paullam
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best places to visit in Thailand
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: Best places to visit in Thailand

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 ...

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by paullam
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many countries have you visited?
Replies: 36
Views: 1469

Re: How many countries have you visited?

North America: Canada Mexico United States South America: Argentina Brazil Chile Europe: Belgium Bulgaria Denmark Germany Estland Finnland France Greece United Kingdom Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Malta Netherlands Norway Austria Poland Portugal Russia Sweden Switzerland Slovakia Spain Czech Repub...

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by paullam
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 94
Views: 16707

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

MH370 FOUND? Cambodia crash site of missing Malaysia Airlines plane ‘99 percent likely’ THE crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 is “99 percent likely” to have been identified in the Cambodian jungle, according to amateur investigator Daniel Boyer. By Abbie Llewelyn PUBLISHED: 06:02, Sun, Mar...

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by paullam
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A320 On Board-Video: Go around at GIB
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

Re: BA A320 On Board-Video: Go around at GIB

NDiesel wrote:
paullam wrote:
Second, there’s a huge thread about it already:


Many thanks. Hence why I suggested deletion if duplicate.


No worries, we all know how well the search function works in this forum ;)

The thread I linked above is quite a good read for tonight though.

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by paullam
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A320 On Board-Video: Go around at GIB
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

BA A321 Video: Go around at GIB

First of all, that’s an A320, not at A321. Second, there’s a huge thread about it already: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_fid=1962071&share_tid=1416489&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eairliners%2Enet%2Fforum%2Fviewtopic%2Ephp%3Ft%3D1416489&am...

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by paullam
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAT Incidents
Replies: 27
Views: 3083

Re: RAT Incidents

Except for the -8 747 apparently don't have a RAT ( no need? ) That’s right, the 747-8 is the only type of 747 that has a RAT. The windmilling engines could supply enough Hydaulic pressure. That was not sufficient on the -8 so a RAT had to be added. The 767 where they accidentally shutdown both eng...

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by paullam
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAT Incidents
Replies: 27
Views: 3083

Re: RAT Incidents

aklrno wrote:
paullam wrote:
Cactus 1549?

They had a functioning APU.


I know that but once the engines stopped working weren’t they out of power for a couple of seconds? This would’ve triggered the RAT to be deployed automatically as far as I know.
I’m sure they didn’t take off with the APU running.
I stand corrected though.

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by paullam
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAT Incidents
Replies: 27
Views: 3083

Re: RAT Incidents

Cactus 1549?

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by paullam
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline sightings
Replies: 80
Views: 8979

Re: Unusual airline sightings

About a year ago I flew through SAW. Saw a G4 A320 there.

Right now there president of Burkina Faso is in my hometown. While it's not an airline, a 727 of the government of Burkina Faso in TXL is rather unusual.

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by paullam
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers
Replies: 112
Views: 8843

Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

Or how about JED's approaches on the 34s?

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by paullam
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers
Replies: 112
Views: 8843

Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

Didn't see SDU mentioned.

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by paullam
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are the routes currently flown with Airbus 340 ?
Replies: 57
Views: 5445

Re: What are the routes currently flown with Airbus 340 ?

I’m surprised no one mentioned Edelweiss. They still fly a couple of A340-300. I’m booked on their HKT-ZRH flight in March.

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by paullam
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List of Most "Iconic" Civilian Runway # Pairings: A subjective project
Replies: 19
Views: 1717

List of Most "Iconic" Civilian Runway # Pairings: A subjective project

KTN airport (Ketchikan, AS) is the only one that comes to my mind having a 02/20 runway.

Edit: Now that I think of KTN, KTM is another one having a 02/20 runway.

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by paullam
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Go Around weird timing - Video
Replies: 60
Views: 10163

Re: Go Around weird timing - Video

WayexTDI wrote:
Can someone identify the aircraft? It somewhat looks like a 737 to me.


That’s a 737NG.

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by paullam
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AKL Alternates
Replies: 10
Views: 1894

Re: AKL Alternates

A while ago an EK A380 diverted to Palmerston North while a SIA A380 was stuck on the Runway in AKL. You mean Ohakea, which is not Palmerston North. An A380 at PMR would make big headlines, and not in a good way. Sure but in this case you stand to be corrected: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-ze...

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by paullam
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR and stairs
Replies: 32
Views: 6624

Re: QR and stairs

TXL because they hardly have 77W-capable gates.

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by paullam
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AKL Alternates
Replies: 10
Views: 1894

Re: AKL Alternates

A while ago an EK A380 diverted to Palmerston North while a SIA A380 was stuck on the Runway in AKL.

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by paullam
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travelling multi city Asia - Bali and Vietnam
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Re: Travelling multi city Asia - Bali and Vietnam

Yesterday I booked AMS-ZRH-BKK-HKT-ZRH-AMS on Swiss, Bangkok Airways and Edelweiss for just 390€ return. You might catch such cheap flights as well looking for something from AMS to HKT.

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by paullam
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian, 777F, ET-AVN Flight ET3728 Interception
Replies: 19
Views: 4710

Re: Ethipoian, 777F, ET-AVN Flight ET3728 Interception

I find it rather noteworthy that they’re still in BTH. That seems to be quite a long layover.

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by paullam
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travelling multi city Asia - Bali and Vietnam
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Re: Travelling multi city Asia - Bali and Vietnam

You may find cheap flights through China. China Southern might offer you flights through AMS/CDG (on AF/KL) and CAN or maybe catch the Shenzhen Air flight through Shenzhen and then on to SE Asia. Just an idea as I’m looking for flights from Europe to SE Asia as well right now. This is that showed up...

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by paullam
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with Airports that are close to each other
Replies: 47
Views: 2709

Re: Cities with Airports that are close to each other

How about CDG and Le Bourget, which are also pretty close?

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by paullam
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts
Replies: 44
Views: 6995

Re: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts

Another one might be Saudia’s planes. Most of them have praying rooms. While this is obviously for religious reasons, from an economical point of view it’s a waste of space. But what if Saudia gets more passengers on their plane or can charge a premium because this amenity is available? By your log...

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by paullam
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts
Replies: 44
Views: 6995

Re: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts

Another one might be Saudia’s planes. Most of them have praying rooms. While this is obviously for religious reasons, from an economical point of view it’s a waste of space.

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by paullam
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts
Replies: 44
Views: 6995

Re: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts

The 767 comes to mind with its 2-3-2 layout. While it’s great for passengers in term of comfort it’s not the most economical cabin layout.

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by paullam
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up
Replies: 42
Views: 4412

Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

The most intense one that I’ve experienced is indeed the 777’s GE90. However I also quite like the GE equipped 787s. GE seems to be good on that :D While it’s not intense, it just has this deep sound which I like. It’s not so much on the RR equipped ones IMO.

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