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by jbflyguy84
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR A350-1000 Routes?
Replies: 19
Views: 7153

Re: QR A350-1000 Routes?

CDG eff 01MAR, LHR eff 01JUN, 46J/281Y fitted with QSuites

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by jbflyguy84
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates EK612 Change of Timing
Replies: 4
Views: 1927

Re: Emirates EK612 Change of Timing

For sure it will be because of the fog that arrives Dec-Feb (as the poster above noted). At my outfit, SKT, ATQ, ISB, LHE, MUX all have their schedules adjusted outside of the fog period from sunset to sunrise. Causes a mess to connectivity!

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by jbflyguy84
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 48008

Re: Power outage in ATL

QR755 arrived and then remained on the taxyways until Concourse F was reopened and aircraft were moved onto bays in the order at which they landed. 5hrs after landing a bay was made available for them. For the passengers it was nearly 21hrs on the aircraft. Nearly 23hrs for the crew. Consequently QR...

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by jbflyguy84
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Downloading ticket data in bulk
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Re: Downloading ticket data in bulk

I agree that domestic prices do change rapidly a day or two before the flights. I would be doing this a month or two out from the trip, so more stable prices. I doubt they would change much within an hour. I could also see prices trends. Some days are cheaper on one airline but not on another. You ...

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by jbflyguy84
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Daily limit use of an aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 5469

Re: Daily limit use of an aircraft

but so, is it or not possible to use an aircraft 20 hours within 24 hours? Of course it is - just think of it from a basic scheduling principle. For example, a flight from the middle east to west coast US 16:20hr outbound and 15:50hr inbound with a minimum turn around time in the outstation - based...

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by jbflyguy84
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results Annoucement
Replies: 37
Views: 2125

Re: Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results Annoucement

This was wonderful news to wake up to in the Middle East... I haven't read broadly the commentary yet but I am surprised that the Yes vote was not higher, I was expecting ca.70%. i did have to laugh at the point that one of the highest 'yes' electorates was former PM Tony Abbott's who has been one o...

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by jbflyguy84
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results Annoucement
Replies: 37
Views: 2125

Re: Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results Annoucement

That's a really good analysis - much better than I could articulate - thank you! As you mentioned, I also feel a done deal before Christmas is very long shot, every possible way to stop this will be thrown at the process by only a few people, but those people hold power in the way they are creating ...

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by jbflyguy84
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results Annoucement
Replies: 37
Views: 2125

Re: Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results Annoucement

I hope a strong Yes vote is the result forcing parliament to allow a free vote which was the agreement the PM made before the whole ridiculous process started. Thoughts? If this fails, Australia is well and truly out in the cold as one of the last, if not the last, western, English speaking countri...

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by jbflyguy84
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results Annoucement
Replies: 37
Views: 2125

Australian Same Sex Marriage Survey Results Annoucement

So, after a long, arduous and completely unnecessary vote disguised as a Survey, the Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the results at 10am Canberra time on 15NOV17 (2300 GMT). All the polls are showing a victory for the Yes campaign, but it is not as strong as was hoped, so there is stil...

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by jbflyguy84
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 61477

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

planemanofnz wrote:
AFAIK, OOL's runway cannot handle a non-stop flight to the Middle East - is this correct?


The previous poster answered succinctly - if OOL is ever to be an option, it wont be direct to the ME.

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by jbflyguy84
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 61477

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Qatar Airways to Cairns seems possible as it could be paired with Brisbane and therefore finally give QR access to the BNE market while circumventing the bilateral, similar to the new DOH-SYD-CBR route. I doubt that whether or not the route is launched has anything to do with Carins, and everything...

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by jbflyguy84
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A350s - Routes & Destinations
Replies: 26
Views: 11937

Re: LATAM A350s - Routes & Destinations

The 4x that have been leased to QR are still with QR. Oddly, the first lease was scheduled to expire October 1st so it looks like its been extended. A7-AMC (PR-XTE) last flight with QR is 08NOV and A7-AMD (PR-XTD) last flight with QR is 22NOV. The date of return to LATAM is not yet confirmed but sh...

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by jbflyguy84
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport Terminal Standard Operating Procedures
Replies: 3
Views: 1214

Re: Airport Terminal Standard Operating Procedures

Most of these are operated by all different companies hence no one document exists. There will be a master airport document covering most, but its more just far to say what the expectation of each supplier is. Regarding CUTE and FIDS, there isnt really an SOP for these, they are just computer system...

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by jbflyguy84
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces beginning of services to GIG and SCL
Replies: 30
Views: 8237

Re: Qatar Airways announces beginning of services to GIG and SCL

descl wrote:
so it's all very confusing.


It certainly is, hence I wish I could share the presentation that was shown to me the other day regarding the postponement of this launch (and others)

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by jbflyguy84
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces beginning of services to GIG and SCL
Replies: 30
Views: 8237

Re: Qatar Airways announces beginning of services to GIG and SCL

Unfortunately I can't provide any source, but this flight will not occur until W18, or when this regional crisis ends. The extended flight times caused by the Saudi/Egyptian airspace closure as well as having no traffic to/from those markets means this route no longer makes economic sense. I expect ...

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by jbflyguy84
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 787 to BOS
Replies: 21
Views: 4240

Re: QR 787 to BOS

klkla wrote:
NeBaNi wrote:
If they block a further 6-8 (?) seats for crew, what does that say about QR's ability to fill premium seats to BOS? :scratchchin:


I think they would only need to block two premium seats for the pilots. If it's like the U.S. only some coach seats would be blocked for FAs.


6J are to be blocked.

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by jbflyguy84
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 787 to BOS
Replies: 21
Views: 4240

Re: QR 787 to BOS

nah, think its just temporary. The 777's are going in to get the new Q-Suites so they are jigging around the fleet. The DFW 777 is off for the refit, so they needed a A350 for that route, which they got from BOS. Nope. No refits are happening at the moment, only new aircraft is getting delivered wi...

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by jbflyguy84
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 19728

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

Stupid question, but carriers are going to empty out of PA, MCO, RSW, etc with their aircraft, right? I am sure US carriers will or would have flown them to somewhere west of the Mississippi and north of Louisiana. But what about carriers from South America and Europe? Under normal situations, thos...

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by jbflyguy84
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE-India to negotiate new air service agreement
Replies: 30
Views: 6977

Re: UAE-India to negotiate new air service agreement

manny wrote:
Indian carriers should have 10 seats of capacity for every 1 seat granted to ME carriers.


Except the point of a bilateral agreement is equal access on both sides...

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by jbflyguy84
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways boosts Indian Subcontinent capacity
Replies: 8
Views: 2288

Re: Qatar Airways boosts Indian Subcontinent capacity

5 daily to CMB reeks of utter desperation. Quite smart when you think about it, 320s are dirt cheap to operate and the demand is there. Sure, its not going be as much yield as the saudi, UAE et al originating traffic, but it will cover its costs and maybe a little extra, better than leaving the air...

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by jbflyguy84
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 58809

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

I'm trying to book a QF rewards ticket ex MEL to Singapore. I've given two options, Direct on JQ7 or via Sydney on QF5 on the 15th of Sep. While mucking around I tried PER to SIN. Interestingly an option came up via MEL on the direct QF35, the flight I'm after. Why can I book it ex PER and not MEL?...

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by jbflyguy84
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 58809

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

If it can sell you PER-MEL-SIN then logic says that X is available MEL-SIN Although what you say is strictly true, from the inventory management side, they may not want to sell that flight to a local joining MEL passenger or -and is more likely - they are trying to push the demand to JQ and hence t...

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by jbflyguy84
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 58809

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

If it can sell you PER-MEL-SIN then logic says that X is available MEL-SIN Although what you say is strictly true, from the inventory management side, they may not want to sell that flight to a local joining MEL passenger or -and is more likely - they are trying to push the demand to JQ and hence t...

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by jbflyguy84
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR Chicago route a failure?
Replies: 37
Views: 7128

Re: WOW AIR Chicago route a failure?

1:15 is perfectly fine for a widebody as well... my outfit turns 400+ seat 77W in 70min in hub and 75min in the outstation.

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by jbflyguy84
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carrie Lam's Mandarin
Replies: 38
Views: 2229

Re: Carrie Lam's Mandarin

Give me Cantonese over Mandarin anytime... there aren't enough tones in Mandarin to sound at all pleasant to the ear (even if I know no words of either)

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by jbflyguy84
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Work 6PM to 6AM, any night shifters?
Replies: 3
Views: 1209

Re: Work 6PM to 6AM, any night shifters?

I work 2x Day 0600-1800, 2x Night 1800-0600 then 4 off. The first day is a write off but I force myself to be awake by 1300 otherwise I stay on nightshift sleep pattern and the whole days are wasted. I usually just try to fly off somewhere straight after the nightshifts to spend my days off and just...

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by jbflyguy84
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ask me anything re; Aircraft Groomer.
Replies: 15
Views: 970

Re: Ask me anything re; Aircraft Groomer.

I'm good thanks...

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by jbflyguy84
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Student detained by N.Korea for taking banner, dies
Replies: 66
Views: 3527

Re: Student detained by N.Korea for taking banner, dies

Kim is blowing up his family members with anti aircraft guns, poisoning his brother in the airport of another country, launching ICBM's and suffocating students to death, yet you're worried about "trumps mouth". :lol: Sounds like you should go back. You've bought what the lunatic is selli...

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by jbflyguy84
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Student detained by N.Korea for taking banner, dies
Replies: 66
Views: 3527

Re: Student detained by N.Korea for taking banner, dies

People who haven't set foot in the country really have no leg to stand on when talking smack about the country. You paid ridiculous money for even more ridiculous dog and pony show. That's all. Given its ethical and moral implications, really nothing to brag about. It certainly does not make you so...

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by jbflyguy84
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Student detained by N.Korea for taking banner, dies
Replies: 66
Views: 3527

Re: Student detained by N.Korea for taking banner, dies

It's just hard for Americans to swallow this because NK is a lose cannon and no one knows for sure what little things can get you in trouble and what mood the cop that catches you may be in. You've touched on an interesting point, and I think it is slightly different for Americans. I had a young gu...

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by jbflyguy84
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Student detained by N.Korea for taking banner, dies
Replies: 66
Views: 3527

Re: Student detained by N.Korea for taking banner, dies

Your tourist dollars/euros/whatever help prop up this murderous regime, and apparently some of their propaganda worked. Is it all kittens and rainbows? No, its certainly not, but on the flip side it is also not downtown Kabul or some shady suburb of a second tier US City. I'll reiterate, play by th...

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by jbflyguy84
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Student detained by N.Korea for taking banner, dies
Replies: 66
Views: 3527

Re: Student detained by N.Korea for taking banner, dies

Having been there myself, twice, its really simply know the rules and play by the rules... North Koreans are not some scary monster that we should all be afraid of... Just as I have to when in the middle east, I play by their rules and what they says goes. I honestly never had any fear at any point ...

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by jbflyguy84
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rules for crew laying over in "dangerous" cities?
Replies: 18
Views: 4579

Re: Rules for crew laying over in "dangerous" cities?

I can see that airlines would protect there crew however I highly doubt that they will go to the extent of moving them in armed convoys. ~Zac Happens more than you think - off the top my head my airline has armed escorts when flying to LOS, ALG, KAN, BSR, and BGW. We operate adhoc flights to CCS fo...

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by jbflyguy84
Wed May 31, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: POTUS AF1 flying RUH-TLV
Replies: 15
Views: 3843

Re: POTUS AF1 flying RUH-TLV

This is all very interesting, it is funny part of the world. Thanks for the comments.

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by jbflyguy84
Wed May 31, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: POTUS AF1 flying RUH-TLV
Replies: 15
Views: 3843

POTUS AF1 flying RUH-TLV

Its really quite a simple question, but how did POTUS get permission to fly RUH-TLV recently considering the relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel. I'm assuming a diplomatic permit was granted, but that would have been quite a feat to get approved, or was it as simple as POTUS saying 'thats what...

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by jbflyguy84
Sun May 14, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What type of people are frequent flyers? (Am I in the wrong career?)
Replies: 66
Views: 5739

Re: What type of people are frequent flyers? (Am I in the wrong career?)

There's also the airline employees themselves - sales, ground services, govt/regulatory affairs, legal and marketing would be those who travel the most for business then there is also the high amount of leisure travel on subload tickets. My leisure travel this year so far as been ZRH, MEL, SYD, KUL,...

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by jbflyguy84
Tue May 09, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow
Replies: 43
Views: 7170

Re: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow

I know this has been discussed in the past, but I can't find any previous references at the moment - but what was the system limitation that prevents red eye flights and the ability to do all this extra stuff people are discussing. I've worked for 4 or 5 different GDS/CRS/DCS and I've never came acr...

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by jbflyguy84
Wed May 03, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Koryo's Hamburger--The Patty, The Bun, The Legend
Replies: 28
Views: 5329

Re: Air Koryo's Hamburger--The Patty, The Bun, The Legend

you could very well be right, actually. However, foreigners in DPRK are showered with meat (to show that they are not in famine and to show off local produce), so it could still be just highly processed. Yep. Also, DPRK beer was free, but bottled water wasn't. Yeah which really annoyed me actually ...

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by jbflyguy84
Mon May 01, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar to start Canberra in February 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 5279

Re: Qatar to start Canberra in February 2018

Thanks for posting that. I must admit that I remain confused because the word "via" means by way of, so I naturally assumed that in order to reach SYD, QR would have to route via another point first on arrival and beyond another point on departure. It says via OR beyond to, not both. I ta...

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by jbflyguy84
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar to start Canberra in February 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 5279

Re: Qatar to start Canberra in February 2018

It will be DOH-SYD-CBR-SYD-CBR - the Qatar/Australia bilateral only allows another 7 frequencies per week to a 'gateway' airport if and only if it operates via a regional airport. RE BNE - it will not be possible until the Qatar/Australia bilateral is renegotiated OR this launch swaps BNE with SYD ...

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by jbflyguy84
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Koryo's Hamburger--The Patty, The Bun, The Legend
Replies: 28
Views: 5329

Re: Air Koryo's Hamburger--The Patty, The Bun, The Legend

The Burger is damn good actually - no idea of the meat or if its real or fake, but it does taste nice. I would venture a guess that it is pork with a terikyaki or japanese plum flavour sauce, some rubber cheese, cabbage and mayo on a highly processed white bun. Every pax in Y class gets that (its t...

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by jbflyguy84
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar to start Canberra in February 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 5279

Re: Qatar to start Canberra in February 2018

It will be DOH-SYD-CBR-SYD-CBR - the Qatar/Australia bilateral only allows another 7 frequencies per week to a 'gateway' airport if and only if it operates via a regional airport. RE BNE - it will not be possible until the Qatar/Australia bilateral is renegotiated OR this launch swaps BNE with SYD (...

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by jbflyguy84
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Koryo's Hamburger--The Patty, The Bun, The Legend
Replies: 28
Views: 5329

Re: Air Koryo's Hamburger--The Patty, The Bun, The Legend

The Burger is damn good actually - no idea of the meat or if its real or fake, but it does taste nice. I would venture a guess that it is pork with a terikyaki or japanese plum flavour sauce, some rubber cheese, cabbage and mayo on a highly processed white bun. Every pax in Y class gets that (its th...

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by jbflyguy84
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it normal for a crew after a long haul to wait over 3 hours for a hotel room?
Replies: 30
Views: 9166

Re: Is it normal for a crew after a long haul to wait over 3 hours for a hotel room?

What operational needs? Most airline contracts with hotels are that they are contractually obliged to have a hotel room ready as soon as the crew arrives and that the crew have that room until pick up for the next duty, irrespective of delays. Crew room usage do not follow standard check in check o...

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by jbflyguy84
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it normal for a crew after a long haul to wait over 3 hours for a hotel room?
Replies: 30
Views: 9166

Re: Is it normal for a crew after a long haul to wait over 3 hours for a hotel room?

Strange this non understanding of operational needs of hotels. The problem is not even overbooking but late availability of rooms. Perhaps this helps a little bit, with how passengers are feeling, when airlines operational needs screws with the passenger´s travel plans. What operational needs? Most...

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by jbflyguy84
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it normal for a crew after a long haul to wait over 3 hours for a hotel room?
Replies: 30
Views: 9166

Re: Is it normal for a crew after a long haul to wait over 3 hours for a hotel room?

Strange this non understanding of operational needs of hotels. The problem is not even overbooking but late availability of rooms. Perhaps this helps a little bit, with how passengers are feeling, when airlines operational needs screws with the passenger´s travel plans. What operational needs? Most...

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by jbflyguy84
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lowest Load Factor Routes?
Replies: 39
Views: 7517

Re: Lowest Load Factor Routes?

PEK-FNJ/SVO. I'm not being facetious neither. It is a relic of a bygone era between two countries that have been growing further and further apart over the past decade. The only other route I can think of that maybe less are FNJ-KWI and the classic "Air Terror" from CCS-DAM-IKA, particula...

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by jbflyguy84
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part
Replies: 188
Views: 23260

Re: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part

I'm totally puzzled by the mindset of people in this thread who seem to think it's incumbent upon DL or any other carrier to bail out a competitor in any situation, much less providing a piddly little aircraft part at an outstation. They're a *competitor*. Screw 'em. The situation wouldn't be any d...

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by jbflyguy84
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How widely used is the 'W Pattern' used by Airlines?
Replies: 39
Views: 10375

Re: How widely used is the 'W Pattern' used by Airlines?

I want to know why any of these are called "W" patterns. What does the letter W stand for? Looking at the shape of a letter W, and drawing out the pattern on a map, it looks more like a V than a W. It doesn't stand for anything - its just simply the letter that closest matches the pattern...

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by jbflyguy84
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How widely used is the 'W Pattern' used by Airlines?
Replies: 39
Views: 10375

Re: How widely used is the 'W Pattern' used by Airlines?

I want to know why any of these are called "W" patterns. What does the letter W stand for? Looking at the shape of a letter W, and drawing out the pattern on a map, it looks more like a V than a W. It doesn't stand for anything - its just simply the letter that closest matches the pattern...

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