Seems to me like the pilot of that A300 is quick to panic and impulsive. A combination that is not very desirable for airline pilots and one that has killed before (most recently the Atlas Air 767 crash in Texas). They need re-training. Also, it is well known that one should keep the seatbelt fasten...Jump to post
Oh please, not the conspiracy theories again. And all those 9/11 videos are utter rubbish. They are full of assumptions and opinions being used as facts. They also feature interviews of veteran pilots asking each other: “Could you fly an airplane through at first attempt? No, I wouldn’t be able to”...Jump to post
1)The thread will not be closed if we keep the discussion on a civilized level. This is not a taboo subject. 2)Don’t be so sure that the plane did make all those movements. Have you seen those videos on YouTube about 9/11 and what aircraft drones can do? The technology exists. Seek them out, they a...Jump to post
a fire is possible...... :shakehead: Nope, not at all. 1. A fire drastic enough to cut all the radios and transponders so suddenly would not let the plane fly for many hours. We know the plane flew for several hours after going radio silent due to the engine management pings. 2. A fire that drastic...Jump to post
I flew on the EDI-EWR route with CO in 2004... must have been close to when they started the route. Great flight. Good crew and service. The chicken dish they served was some of the most succulent chicken I've ever eaten. I'm not making that up either. On the way home I got to talking to the America...Jump to post
I think the Avherald photo is older considering the tweet it came from, these photos are I believe some of the last moments of the aircraft and they look a lot more than just oil streak to me. The engines look like they had contact with the ground. I could very well be wrong but that is what it loo...Jump to post
https://twitter.com/DanyalGilani/status/1263786354753798144?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1263786354753798144&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dawnnews.tv%2Fnews%2F1132074 This video off of twitter is unsettling to say the least... Rip to all those on board and on the ground who...Jump to post
Flown on the 200, 200ER, and 300ER. Lovely planes. I only fly with BA if I can as I know they use 9 abreast on their 777 and that makes it perfectly comfortable for me. Flown once on an AA bird with 10 abreast (not my choice!!!) and I'll never fly a 10 abreast 777 again, if I can help it. Unless of ...Jump to post
Is that the full service carrier that charges £5 for a cup of tea and scone? :duck: Really? Yip, but on short haul only. If you can't go couple of hours without a scone, you have issues! Their long haul product is still full service and on my many flights with them over the last 10 years, I've neve...Jump to post
"Came like a bolt from the blue" is a BALPA comment on the BBC. So nearly all the fleet are grounded indefinitely with zero demand and they didn't think there would be any impact? No doubt others will follow in one form or another. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52462660 Indeed, you ...Jump to post
Vladex wrote:He needs to keep or restart A380 and cut A330 . These 2 mistakes are there that he can fix in this crisis .
This forum is so fixated with list prices and the theory that any discount eats into Boeing's profit margin considerably. Rest assured that any deal made will result in revenue for Boeing. Be it upfront at sale or in recurring form from support, parts, etc for X amount of years. The same will be tru...Jump to post
I never understood the hate for the "World tails". I thought it was brilliant, celebrating the art of many countries and cultures. It is a shame that short sighted and closed minded politicians pressured BA into discontinuing the program. I saw some lovely designs that were never to see t...Jump to post
I would be very surprised if it was just Boeing.Jump to post
I never understood the hate for the "World tails". I thought it was brilliant, celebrating the art of many countries and cultures. It is a shame that short sighted and closed minded politicians pressured BA into discontinuing the program. I saw some lovely designs that were never to see th...Jump to post
Personally, I feel now is the time for all shareholders to band together and inject funds into the business to help keep it ticking over. If they really care about the airline, they will do this. Virgin has a bad reputation in the UK due to Branson's tax dodging, attempts to sue the NHS and other th...Jump to post
I'm wondering if this virus crisis is another big acceleration of the death of the A380? Glad I got my first flight on one a few weeks ago. The virus is the death of the 777X. Nobody will want such a large plane with the risks of another pandemic. Luckily almost all Superjumbos have been delivered....Jump to post
They are due more than just the fare difference in my opinion. They expected to be comfortable during their flight. So, safety should have been compromised in the name of comfort then? I sure hope you are not involved with any safety related jobs! How much would they been entitled to then if, under...Jump to post
Headline writers stirring the pot some and pointing out that it was a "Boeing" airplane: Soon as I heard about the crash on the radio this morning, I knew the media would quickly try to link this to the MAX (in a way that suggests the crash might be linked to the MAX issues) in one way or...Jump to post
I am a frequent flyer with BA as I just live between Heathrow and Gatwick. This will change as soon as a route I want to get on is served by a MAX. I will not put my family in a MAX. Once back in operation, I won't have a problem flying on one, knowing it's the most scrutinised airframe in operatio...Jump to post
Likely, but why does WW present a nonsense arguments. Why does he attack Airbus for almost nothing compared to the issue Boeing has? Why does defend the decision in such stupid way? This is simply unprofessional, not the decision itself. Because Airbus are not the "can do no wrong" saints...Jump to post
The corporate culture is a direct reflection, in this case, of the societal culture. One rooted in authority, very hierarchical, and one with distinct gender roles. KE has proven that for a long time, as well as Asiana. There remains that Confucianism-based hierarchy. That doesn't play well in airl...Jump to post
This nonsense is why we've had Korean (and related) crews fly perfectly good aircraft into terrain. The subordinates are too scared to say something for fear of something BS like this happening. KAL, another airline I will avoid. I want to fly with airlines I know embrace crew pointing out errors of...Jump to post
The most tragic thing about this incident is that 41 people have lost their lives because the people up front blocked their way out because they were retrieving their hand luggage. It's now reported than someone in Row 10 held most of them up and no one rearward of row 12 made it. In one of the vide...Jump to post
uta999 wrote:They can practice on BA 788 G-ZBJE (awaiting its fate), or 'laugh' one of the three VS 789s sitting around at LHR.
I remember predicting that the A380 would never sell more than 350-400 copies. I remember doing it right here and I remember being ridiculed and booed off for doing so. People had drunk the Airbus cool aid and believed the A380 would replace the 747 one on one. They ignored the reason the 747 sold t...Jump to post
B764er wrote:A 787 painted on the BOAC Comet style livery. The 787's round nose would look smashing and reminiscent of the Comet's own round nose.
I remember sometime just before the plane first flew, knowing the order books was pretty much floated by Emirates, I predicted the planes would do about 8 to 10 years then they'll be retired and struggle to find a second home. Some here dismissed this as wishful thinking or hater rhetoric. The A380 ...Jump to post
Their new livery still makes them look like Qantas to me. No amount of official chit chat from the powers that be will change my mind on that. If this is the best they could come up with, it shows a lack of imagination. And it makes me suspect their onboard product my suffer from the same. They were...Jump to post
I guess it depends on where you sit? In addition were does the 6 decimals come from? Might be more quick from the outside (i.e. people that live near airport benifit)? :checkmark: As with any of these claims from either side, it all depends on where you sit, what load the aircraft is under, where i...Jump to post
Why oh why?! Lufthansa had the chance to do something new, vibrant and fresh, shake off that stuffy image and stand out as an airline looking forwards, setting itself apart from the others. Now they just look like a German arm of Qantas. With this new livery, they have not joined the 21st century, t...Jump to post
We need to stop pandering to stupidity. Put up additional signs making it absolutely clear that any injury/death resulting from fence riding is entirely on the individual. Make it more than obvious it is a dangerous activity and let that be the end of it. A blast fence is a no no because of the lack...Jump to post
Someone correct my figures if they're wrong 12000 GBP + 220hr a 2m roster * 6 rosters * £3ph = c16,000 GBP Which is about 27,000 AUD and pretty poor. About $400 a week. Average skippy wages $80,000. Don't know how you'd survive in London on that. You can't. In London, £25K a year is borderline. The...Jump to post
JannEejit wrote:Air 2000 were sending 757's across the pond from Scotland circa 1989-90...
You realize once he's sideways his intaking air off the dirt and grass right? Don't be smart. The engines were no close to the edge that when facing down the runway. He was at a taxiway, just didn't quite have enough angle on the nose gear to make the turn. The engines were quite far back from the ...Jump to post
You know, I think you're right!Jump to post
I'm due to fly BA193 in J class upper deck at the end of August. Currently the route is being flown by 744s. As opposed to 77Ws for the last 4 times I've flown it. BA's fleet seems somewhat chaotic to me, so I am appealing to anyone whose up to speed with them. What ships have the newer, more modern...Jump to post
Let me see.... in no particular order:
Can't remember any others. Have flown several of these multiple times.
I'd say more likely it was windmilling after being shut down.Jump to post