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by paullam
Mon Nov 29, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Surprise aircraft change?
Replies: 14
Views: 1116

Re: Surprise aircraft change?

Once going from SXF to SVO on Aeroflot the scheduled A320 was switched to a Superjet which I was quite happy about to say the least. Since I tend to consider the type while booking a flight most changes result in a disappointment though. I remember an VN A350 being changed to an A321 going from HAN ...

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by paullam
Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest airports without flights to London
Replies: 21
Views: 1466

Re: Busiest airports without flights to London

LHR comes to mind. There’s sharp competition by other means of transport it seems :D

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by paullam
Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year
Replies: 101
Views: 16353

Re: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year

A genuine question to all those in favour of the cabin crew darkening the windows: What prevents you from wearing an eye mask if you wish to sleep? This way, those who want to sleep have their darkness whereas those who wish to have some daylight (for reasons regarding their inner clock, watching th...

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by paullam
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports have terrority with two state or country
Replies: 28
Views: 1673

Re: Airports have terrority with two state or country

LFSB - Basle-Mulhouse comes to mind. It’s located at the border between France, Switzerland and Germany and touches the territory of at least France and Switzerland and maybe even Germany.

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by paullam
Sun Aug 08, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Freighter VS Passenger variants.
Replies: 8
Views: 1778

Re: Freighter VS Passenger variants.

If you fly the plane around empty then yes, it will climb faster than the empty passenger version.

If your gross weight is the same they’ll climb more or less the same.

That’s to put it simple.

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by paullam
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?
Replies: 42
Views: 2131

Re: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?

FlyingHonu001 wrote:
:hyper: Wow, just wow... *goes frantically searching for a last minute to PMI'*

Try your luck next Saturday. LH might send the A350 from MUC and the 748 from FRA which makes quite a lovely day trip.
Additionally you may take LX’s 77W from Zurich.

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by paullam
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?
Replies: 42
Views: 2131

Re: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?

Ah yes...my favorite memories are with KL using the 744 from AMS to PBM. Arriving in PBM is always a pleasure., you literally walk out of the plane and onto to platform and then you have to walk all the way across to get to the terminal. Seeing the Queen on the tarmac after deboarding is really a m...

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by paullam
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?
Replies: 42
Views: 2131

Re: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?

Boarding via mobile airstairs as you call them is pretty common outside the US. In Europe you’ll have this almost on every LCC flight.

Tomorrow I’ll be boarding LH’s 747-8 at PMI which I’m really looking forward to! :D

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by paullam
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plighter count?
Replies: 9
Views: 1480

Re: Plighter count?

Yesterday on FR24 I saw an NH 77W at the cargo ramp at BRU, most likely also for a cargo run. I am not sure wether seats were installed or not.

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by paullam
Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing
Replies: 33
Views: 11107

Re: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing

Another question that came to my mind as I was reading the article: ATC ordered the A350 to turn to heading 180 which resulted in that conflicting situation with the AF flight. Couldn’t this have been avoided by not letting it turn left? I’m not aware of standard GA procedures in ORY and obviously w...

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by paullam
Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with one direction runways?
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: Airports with one direction runways?

Runway 18in FRA, which is only being used for takeoffs, comes to mind.

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by paullam
Sat May 29, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME
Replies: 56
Views: 14734

Re: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME

zeke wrote:

Internal airways are for Chinese mainland carriers only.



What do you mean by that? Don’t foreign carriers use that same airways as Chinese carriers do?

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by paullam
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual delivery flights - thread
Replies: 17
Views: 3820

Re: Unusual delivery flights - thread

Canuck600 wrote:
paullam wrote:
What's noticable as well are the DC-3 flights from Canada all the way to Antarctica. I can't recall the airline though but others will know for sure.


Ken Borek Air?

Yes, I think it was them.

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by paullam
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual delivery flights - thread
Replies: 17
Views: 3820

Re: Unusual delivery flights - thread

What's noticable as well are the DC-3 flights from Canada all the way to Antarctica. I can't recall the airline though but others will know for sure.

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by paullam
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Flight Sim - Round the world (and Africa and back) in the PMDG 737
Replies: 5
Views: 4056

Re: Flight Sim - Round the world (and Africa and back) in the PMDG 737

This was a good read, thank you! Sometimes I’m also doing around the world trips but usually in smaller planes like the Carenado Saab 340 or PMDG Jetstream 41. That’s quite fun as well.

Did you use any scenery? If so, especially in Africa I’m interested to know which ones you used.

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by paullam
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most unsuitable aircraft for their routes ?
Replies: 41
Views: 3133

Most unsuitable aircraft for their routes ?

Should be the 737-700. The 800 couldn't make it. However, the flight is quite unprofitable since even the 700 can't make it with a full load. The flight is about 3400nmi, while the ranges of the 700 and 800 respectively are 3050 and 2935 nmi. The 737MAX (which are not yet delivered) and the A319 (w...

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by paullam
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most unsuitable aircraft for their routes ?
Replies: 41
Views: 3133

Most unsuitable aircraft for their routes ?

Same goes for SkyUp flying Kiev to Zanzibar on an ordinary 737NG, not sure if they put the 700 or 800 on it. Quite a distance... Should be the 737-700. The 800 couldn't make it. However, the flight is quite unprofitable since even the 700 can't make it with a full load. The flight is about 3400nmi,...

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by paullam
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most unsuitable aircraft for their routes ?
Replies: 41
Views: 3133

Re: Most unsuitable aircraft for their routes ?

Not too long ago Saudia operated 77W’s alongside E170 on JED-RUH. While neither of these planes were unsuitable, it kind of stood out to me. At times, they operated 10 mins apart each other.

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by paullam
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair returns to Antarctica
Replies: 7
Views: 2447

Re: Icelandair returns to Antarctica

So out of all the 767 operators left they chose the northermost one... :D

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by paullam
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longtail 744 blows up engine out of MST (2 injuries on the ground)
Replies: 16
Views: 10941

Re: Longtail 744 blows up engine out of MST (2 injuries on the ground)

Glad that no one was hurt. Does anyone know why they diverted to LGG? And what a coincidence that a sort-of similar event happened today in DEN. Actually two other UA flghts today: UA 1832: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1458009 UA 328: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewt...

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by paullam
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longtail 744 blows up engine out of MST (2 injuries on the ground)
Replies: 16
Views: 10941

Re: Longtail 744 blows up engine out of MST (2 injuries on the ground)

Glad that no one was hurt.

Does anyone know why they diverted to LGG?

And what a coincidence that a sort-of similar event happened today in DEN.

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by paullam
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's TUI Airways' rule when it comes to using jetbridges? Do they try to avoid?
Replies: 61
Views: 7239

Re: What's TUI Airways' rule when it comes to using jetbridges? Do they try to avoid?

LGAviation wrote:
freakyrat wrote:
flyjay123 wrote:

I've never seen that.


I've seen JetBlue do that for deplaning passengers quite a bit at Fort Lauderdale.


Definitely seen that with Tiger and Jetstar in Australia as well


Same goes for ANZ and JST in New Zealand.

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by paullam
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 867
Views: 259396

Re: 737 Crash Indonesia

I get what you mean...

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by paullam
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin 744 G-VLIP Turning Back
Replies: 10
Views: 4489

Re: Virgin 744 G-VLIP Turning Back

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas...

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by paullam
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK473 troubles?
Replies: 4
Views: 1873

Re: TK473 troubles?

Look at the weather in Kherson to find your answer.

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by paullam
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When Did US Airlines Stop Flying 747's For Routes Within The US?
Replies: 26
Views: 2095

Re: When Did US Airlines Stop Flying 747's For Routes Within The US?

Don't forget the Qantas 15/16 LAX-JFK-LAX service onboard their 744 which worked as a tag on their BNE-LAX service. It only took passengers originating in or going to Australia however it's still a domestic flight. I took it once going from JFK to SYD with a 4-day-long layover in LAX.

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by paullam
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 System Question
Replies: 15
Views: 3173

Re: 787 System Question

This might be out of the blue but could it have also been the flushing systems of the lavatories? I think I recall hearing something like this and associating it with the lavatories.

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by paullam
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: My shoes are flying more than me!
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: My shoes are flying more than me!

Well we’re living in difficult times having to be jealous at our shoes :D

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by paullam
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Factors Picking a Connecting Airport
Replies: 35
Views: 3275

Factors Picking a Connecting Airport

IPFreely wrote:
aklrno wrote:
I avoid SFO when there are clouds.


When do you book flights? I book flights generally anywhere from 2 days to 2 months in advance. How do you know if there will be clouds on a given day 2 months from now?

I‘m 99% sure that his comment was sarcastic [emoji28]

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by paullam
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Factors Picking a Connecting Airport
Replies: 35
Views: 3275

Factors Picking a Connecting Airport

IPFreely wrote:
aklrno wrote:
I avoid SFO when there are clouds.


When do you book flights? I book flights generally anywhere from 2 days to 2 months in advance. How do you know if there will be clouds on a given day 2 months from now?

I‘m 99% sure that his comment was sarcastic [emoji28]

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by paullam
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Berlin Tempelhof: At its heyday in early 90s, who flew there?
Replies: 18
Views: 3804

Re: Berlin Tempelhof: At its heyday in early 90s, who flew there?

3L must’ve been Intersky, a small Austrian airline which is no longer around.

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by paullam
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will direct flights EVER return?
Replies: 26
Views: 2133

Re: Will direct flights EVER return?

Nope, never.

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by paullam
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the most boring airport approach you've flown?
Replies: 33
Views: 2290

Re: What's the most boring airport approach you've flown?

WDH (Windhoek, Namibia) comes to mind. You just fly over the desert, descent over the desert just to land right in the desert - not the most exciting approach you’ll find.

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by paullam
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paying for First Class (Domestic flights)
Replies: 37
Views: 2406

Re: Paying for First Class (Domestic flights)

I’d never pay because to me it’s simply not worth it.

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by paullam
Tue May 05, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip planning to rno from rsw
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: Trip planning to rno from rsw

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...

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by paullam
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flightradar24 Anomalies
Replies: 11
Views: 2098

Re: Flightradar24 Anomalies

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.

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by paullam
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled
Replies: 49
Views: 2725

Re: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled

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.

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by paullam
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interesting 787 flaperon movements on takeoff
Replies: 8
Views: 2420

Re: Interesting 787 flaperon movements on takeoff

You also see it on the 777. I think it has to do with hydraulics but others know it better than me.

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by paullam
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Is it possible to use the PMDG MD-11 for FS2004 with FSX Steam?
Replies: 7
Views: 2219

Re: Is it possible to use the PMDG MD-11 for FS2004 with FSX Steam?

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...

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by paullam
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Is it possible to use the PMDG MD-11 for FS2004 with FSX Steam?
Replies: 7
Views: 2219

Re: Is it possible to use the PMDG MD-11 for FS2004 with FSX Steam?

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?

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by paullam
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 106
Views: 11279

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

Jutlander wrote:
Not exactly nonsensical but a friend of me flew MEL-SIN-KUL-SHJ-VIE-BLL to get here. Sure it could be done faster, but this turned out to be the cheapest.

That reminds me of my WLG-AKL-OOL-KUL-COK-AUH-CDG-TXL trip I once did :D

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by paullam
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help! Who is this airline?
Replies: 20
Views: 4451

Re: Help! Who is this airline?

Could it be Far Eastern Air Transport with the wonderful abbreviation FAT?

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by paullam
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 106
Views: 11279

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

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...

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by paullam
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SQ or QR
Replies: 12
Views: 1931

Re: SQ or QR

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 ;)

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by paullam
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 106
Views: 11279

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

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...

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by paullam
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is Thai Airways so Expensive?
Replies: 11
Views: 1371

Re: Why is Thai Airways so Expensive?

I don’t know about their international flights but domestically it’s not uncommon to shoot a Norway fare for 40€ in eco between BKK and CNX/KBV/HKT.

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by paullam
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa A340-600 Tegel 20 May 2016.
Replies: 4
Views: 1573

Re: Lufthansa A340-600 Tegel 20 May 2016.

Occasionally they used to operate A346 on some flights to Munich as well as 744 to Frankfurt. Might’ve been that.

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by paullam
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avoiding Pushback
Replies: 20
Views: 4115

Re: Avoiding Pushback

You can witness the same at Germany’s Paderborn airport or even in Frankfurt, both featuring a couple of jetbridge positions without the need for a pushback.

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by paullam
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scorpion on a plane, again.
Replies: 6
Views: 2273

Re: Scorpion on a plane, again.

I had this happen once back in the LTU days on a MUC-CUN service. The plane's previous flight originated in CUN as well, luckily they found the scorpion before our flight.

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