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by NozPerry
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Monarch Airlines A300 Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1308

Re: Monarch Airlines A300 Question

One of my earliest memories was flying TFS from Manchester on their A300, I still remember being so excited at how big the plane was inside. Not one but 2 aisles! :lol: I remember how upon boarding I was immediately struck by how open the cabin felt due to no partitions/galleys/restrooms through the...

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by NozPerry
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant closes overhead bins upside down with high heels
Replies: 18
Views: 8489

Re: Flight attendant closes overhead bins upside down with high heels

This has been an occurrence before the pandemic, anything to pass the time on a turnaround. I remember seeing something like that in July last year on a cabin crew page on Instagram and next thing I know every other day people were attempting it.

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by NozPerry
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux 'Retro' 747 coming soon
Replies: 9
Views: 2615

Re: Cargolux 'Retro' 747 coming soon

Should be interesting to see! I’m a big fan of their normal livery and the cutout -8 they have, even just the 50 year plane looks sleek and elegant.

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by NozPerry
Sat May 23, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Easyjet / In-Flight Entertainement Airtime
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: Easyjet / In-Flight Entertainement Airtime

I always assumed they scrapped it, I’m normally flying them 2/3 times a month the last couple of years and I’ve never heard announcements for it or seen it mentioned in their Traveller magazine.

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by NozPerry
Tue May 19, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad lands at TLV for the first time
Replies: 26
Views: 9059

Re: Etihad lands at TLV for the first time

debonair wrote:
True! But I am curious to know, if the ETIHAD titles were removed especially for this flight due to the conflict?


From what I can see online it was painted White with Saudia decals when it was leased to them last year and was subsequently stored.

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by NozPerry
Sun May 10, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to hire a private jet
Replies: 8
Views: 1318

Re: How to hire a private jet

As GalaxyFlyer said checking out ARG is your best bet, It can show you aircraft stationed at airports near you. My experiences are limited in this field, however Air X although registered in Malta you see a couple of Challengers in Luton, former colleagues who work there seem to enjoy it and are tra...

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by NozPerry
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 76
Views: 3921

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

A: AAL, ACE, AMS, ATH, ARN, AGP, ALC, ALG, AYT, AUS B: BOS, BFS, BKK, BCN, BEG, BEY C: CHQ, CPH, CFU, CDG D: DBV, DEN, DLM, DUB, DOH E: EFL, EZE F: FCO, FLL, FUE, FAO, FRA G: GIG, GOT H: HER, HEL I: IBZ, IOM J: JSI, JYV, JER K: KGS L: LPA, LAS, LCA, LBA, LGW, LHR, LTN, LAX, LUX M: MAD, MAN, MCO, MAH...

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by NozPerry
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 220269

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

From Twitter : Suppliers are being informed that Thomas Cook has ceased business operations • Airlines (including wet-lease specialists) have been given go-ahead to position to UK for rescue flights which will bring stranded passengers back to the UK, known as Operation Matterhorn People need to ta...

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by NozPerry
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 220269

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

AngelsDecay wrote:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFGDBIcWsAADgEn.jpg


And there’s no trace of that tweet on TCX social media

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by NozPerry
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 220269

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

InThrustWeTrust wrote:
OY-VKH diverted from ARN/CPH to MAN...
Flightradar24.com


It was scheduled from ARN as a ferry flight; DK4994

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by NozPerry
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 13606

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

At my current airline we double cup and use lids when we have them, the latter being they load approximately 10 lids in the dry stores, which flight deck burn through quickly leaving none for the flight back. No matter how many times you ask them to keep the lid before they throw the cup in the bag....

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by NozPerry
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC Planespotting Live, Staring 23rd July 20.00 BBC4.
Replies: 34
Views: 7845

Re: BBC Planespotting Live, Staring 23rd July 20.00 BBC4.

KliptWings wrote:
Its dreadful........


It was an hour of cringing, some things just aren’t meant to be aired on tv, at least in the current format. :rotfl:

Credit for picking three presenters who looked so awkward and out of their comfort zone, poor Andi was trying his best.

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by NozPerry
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To the Oil Rigs of Libya!: Opening(and closing) a rig
Replies: 11
Views: 8778

Re: To the Oil Rigs of Libya!: Opening(and closing) a rig

Thank you for the amazing TR, each one you post is always insightful and interesting!

I can’t wait to see where in the world you go next :)

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by NozPerry
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?
Replies: 23
Views: 7811

Re: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?

At Small Planet (S5) it wasn’t a requirement to have someone seated at the overwing exits, which I always thought was weird. But then again they allowed e-cigarette use on flights so I can’t complain

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by NozPerry
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines Nine Hour Flight to Nowhere
Replies: 11
Views: 5027

Re: Brussels Airlines Nine Hour Flight to Nowhere

I can’t say I’ve ever seen it where an aircraft has had to return to base halfway through an flight due to this! However, I know for Singapore they’re strict on this, you need to tell the CAAS which reg and what airport you’ll be flying into and they send you a computer generated letter which “allow...

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by NozPerry
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegian’s Fleet
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Re: Norwegian’s Fleet

Norwegian Air Argentina 737-800 x 3 Norwegian Air International 737-800 x 67 Norwegian Air Shuttle 737-800 x 54 Norwegian Air Sweden 788 x 3/789 x 1 Norwegian Air UK 789 x13 Norwegian Long Haul 788 x 8/789 x 13 I believe there is also a single 738 with Norwegian Air UK, G-NRWY. NSE (Norwegian Air S...

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by NozPerry
Mon May 27, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 5833

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

Longest: LGW-EZE; 6,913mi; 13h40
Shortest: FUE-ACE; 37mi; 35 minutes

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by NozPerry
Sun May 05, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 157335

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

The solution is actually pretty simple: lock the overhead compartments during takeoff and landing. The tech probably already exists, and while it would be expensive to implement it would certainly help save lives in situations such as this. The solution is mainly a lock on the flap, my last two Air...

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by NozPerry
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific cracking down on crews taking pax goodies, leftovers
Replies: 54
Views: 10065

Re: Cathay Pacific cracking down on crews taking pax goodies, leftovers

Some items can be repacked and reused such as Pens, wet wipes, gloves, bar stock and the like. To me there’s a difference in taking items from the crew stores such as food, soft drinks, water should be fine and at my previous companies this has always been an “honest culture” so you take a couple of...

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by NozPerry
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 113
Views: 32109

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

Or perhaps hoping flags of convenience and terrible staff T&Cs get consigned to the dustbin. It's not a safe old world order to want employees to have a contract in the country from which they operate, which pays a reasonable wage and isn't one big tax dodge. The crew do have contracts in their...

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by NozPerry
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 'Spaceflex' & 'Neo' rear galley jump seat
Replies: 6
Views: 2116

Re: A321 'Spaceflex' & 'Neo' rear galley jump seat

Image

I assume the red latch on A/C Left that would beep the Seat itself latched during the flight. The same matches that are used on galley storages for carts and canisters

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by NozPerry
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 34103

Re: Germania ceases operations

airevents wrote:
A takeover candidate for Ryanair?


I could see FR and Lauda Motion coming in and picking up the pieces, obviously the destinations wouldn’t be as niche as erbil, Beirut etc but they could easily takeover the bucket and spade routes, Airbus trained crew.

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by NozPerry
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Attractions at Airports
Replies: 44
Views: 4000

Re: Attractions at Airports

ATH has a small Acropolis museum which is really cool!

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by NozPerry
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and Air Canada 737 MAX Transatlantic crew
Replies: 54
Views: 9131

Re: Norwegian and Air Canada 737 MAX Transatlantic crew

Small Planet used to do MAN-SID (Sal) and LGW-BJL) as a turnaround with 1 extra captain, 1 SCCM and 1 CCM taking it on turn having rest during the flight

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by NozPerry
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you pronounce airport codes?
Replies: 19
Views: 2052

Re: How do you pronounce airport codes?

The only three I’ve ever pronounced as is, are HEL (just easier to say Hell), GIG and EZE (as Easy)

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by NozPerry
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?
Replies: 67
Views: 9537

Re: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?

I once had the cabin chief smoke an ecig onboard and set off the smoke detector in the toilet :spin:

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by NozPerry
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?
Replies: 67
Views: 9537

Re: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?

I once had the cabin chief smoke an ecig onboard and set off the smoke detector in the toilet :spin:

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by NozPerry
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Puerto Rico airlines....large planes?
Replies: 11
Views: 1986

Re: Puerto Rico airlines....large planes?

DY used to fly 787-8/9 into SJU, during winter time for a couple of years but stopped it I think at the end of winter 16

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by NozPerry
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 statistics
Replies: 51
Views: 3501

Re: Your 2018 statistics

As crew:
Total Distance: 503,748 miles
Total Sectors: 149 operating, 5 positioning
Total Hours: 911h8m Duty Time
Most Visited: LAX (8x), JFK (7x), ORD (5x)

Here’s to 2019! Happy Flying :D

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by NozPerry
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dear Santa For Christmas This Year....
Replies: 15
Views: 1746

Re: Dear Santa For Christmas This Year....

Santa can you ask crewing to stop shafting me with one night LA and JFK all the time :lol:

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by NozPerry
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Austrian Airlines doing?
Replies: 17
Views: 5182

Re: How is Austrian Airlines doing?

Flew them a few times this year on the 321 on the LHR-VIE-LHR, all 6/8 flights I did were full midweek. My friend just came back from Mauritius and the flight was full both sectors, only around 4 seats on the way out in Y and 5 on the way back.

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by NozPerry
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LA TLV-GRU only 8 cabin crew on 15 hour flight?
Replies: 17
Views: 3056

Re: LA TLV-GRU only 8 cabin crew on 15 hour flight?

1 Crew Member per 50 pax is the norm, It could be that some crew don’t want their photos taken, one of the flight deck and 2 crew were missing from my companies last promotional image celebrating a new route. A flight that long should ideally warrant an extra crew member so they can have adequate cr...

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by NozPerry
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airports With Ramp Boarding and/or Bus Gates?
Replies: 52
Views: 4867

Re: US Airports With Ramp Boarding and/or Bus Gates?

My last few times at SEA with Norwegian we disembarked and boarded via Stairs and a Bus.
Parked over by the Alaska hanger IIRC

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by NozPerry
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Huge jumble of cargo jets (DC-10s / MD-11s) at MIA
Replies: 20
Views: 6782

Re: Huge jumble of cargo jets (DC-10s / MD-11s) at MIA

WPvsMW wrote:
Four Floors of Whores in Singapore.


Nothing wrong with a trip to Orchard towers :rotfl:

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by NozPerry
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?
Replies: 43
Views: 12928

Re: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?

It is common, there’s normally a page regarding tail tip prevention in cabin crew Manuals. Normally if it’s the front door in use we stop passengers when they get to the front to allow other passengers to come forward also so it’s not leaving the weight spread out towards the rear. There is a light ...

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by NozPerry
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving LGW-OAK to LGW-SFO
Replies: 78
Views: 11007

Re: Norwegian Exiting OAK for SFO

It’s just LGW that’s changing to SFO, all other routes will stay at OAK.

BOS to FCO and MAD will also start for summer 19

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by NozPerry
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbahn
Replies: 11
Views: 4648

Re: Airbahn

http://jaryinternational.com/image/cach ... 00x500.jpg
http://airbahn.com/comingsoon.jpg


A prime example of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”
:lol:
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flyer1225 wrote:
Their logo seems to have been ripped off pretty much exactly from AirBlue in Pakistan...

http://jaryinternational.com/image/cach ... 00x500.jpg
http://airbahn.com/comingsoon.jpg


A prime example of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”
:lol:

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by NozPerry
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?
Replies: 57
Views: 6102

Re: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?

I know when Norwegian first opened Norwegian Air UK (DI) the first aircraft registered was a B737 with the Reg G-NRWY, that was a one off as now the registrations come in whatever sequence is available

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by NozPerry
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it required that all Exit Row seats be filled?
Replies: 5
Views: 1689

Re: Is it required that all Exit Row seats be filled?

At my previous airline it wasn’t a requirement to have them filled as they are “self help” only in preplanned emergencies

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by NozPerry
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts for FA / Crew
Replies: 14
Views: 1453

Re: Gifts for FA / Crew

I definitely love getting a bag of haribos from pax or chocolates, they always get water and drinks after that :D But it works both ways, last time I flew Austrian I brought them chocolates and introduced myself as a colleague from x and I got given a business class meal on the cute triangle plate f...

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by NozPerry
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 178275

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Tuifly Nordic will close their bases in Oslo, Malmö and Helsinki. With Norwegian and JetTime operating charter flights From (presumably) next year. Norwegian has opened Fast Track recruitment for Tuifly Nordic flight deck. https://centreforaviation.com/news/norwegian-and-jet-time-to-takeover-tuifly-...

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by NozPerry
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ignorant things often said by infrequent annoyed Travellers
Replies: 39
Views: 3401

Re: Ignorant things often said by infrequent annoyed Travellers

10. “Was it the pilots first landing” after a positive landing

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by NozPerry
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about inflight death of pax
Replies: 18
Views: 4023

Re: Questions about inflight death of pax

It depends on the situation; Normally Medlink will give directions as to what they’re doing, i.e. if someone has a heart attack and the crew is dealing with it, PA for a doctor, if there is one then they can use the contents of the Emergency Medical Kit (which can’t be opened by our SEP’s without au...

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by NozPerry
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SAS experience question
Replies: 24
Views: 1774

Re: SAS experience question

Flying infra Europe from CPH you could be on the CityJet CRJ. It’s not bad for short hops and they do carry out a SAS service of tea, coffee and water.

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by NozPerry
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787 Window Control by F/As
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: 787 Window Control by F/As

On the the 78 we’re not supposed to lock the window blinds or even choose the range in which they can be operated, but that being said I can think of a lot of crews who do. Following SOP If the aircraft is exceptionally hot there’s a setting which limits the lights inside the cabin and locks all the...

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by NozPerry
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was this a breach?
Replies: 25
Views: 1301

Re: Was this a breach?

Longhauler is correct, IFIRC immediately after the accident Monarch followed suit and made 2 people in flight deck compulsory but then decided to stop it as they realised it was then an untrained person going into flight deck and anything could happen during the time a crew member stands at the door...

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by NozPerry
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 71130

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

It is common for crew to eat left over first and business meals if there are any spares but I agree on boarding it is slightly unprofessional. However her comments on Twitter, I can’t wrap my head around, are they really worth losing your job or st the very least to get a disciplinary over it? I und...

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by NozPerry
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was this a breach?
Replies: 25
Views: 1301

Re: Was this a breach?

Perfectly normal, some airlines don’t follow the 2 in flight deck rule and if the remaining pilot is ok with it then they can stay out and stretch their legs and chat. Normally FD are called every 30 minutes to make sure they’re ok and if they need anything so it seems fine to me.

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by NozPerry
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight and Airline?
Replies: 98
Views: 3876

Re: First Flight and Airline?

My first flight was Manchester to Singapore on SQ’s B747 in 1996 (I was 3 months old but my mum hasn’t photos of me in a bassinet and of the plane so I guess that’s it!)

My first flight as crew was in 2015 for Jet2 on a B733 Leeds Bradford to Murcia

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