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by garpd
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25317

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

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...

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by garpd
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA new livery
Replies: 48
Views: 12790

Re: MEA new livery

There really should have increased the detail on the tree for this sort of application.
This now looks like some sort of amateur flight sim livery attempts where the artist had a low res copy of the logo and increased it size to fit the tail.

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by garpd
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22174

Re: Revisiting MH370

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”...

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by garpd
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22174

Re: Revisiting MH370

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...

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by garpd
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22174

Re: Revisiting MH370

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...

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by garpd
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 years ago: CO expands to "secondary" EU cities with 757s
Replies: 84
Views: 9979

Re: 15 years ago: CO expands to "secondary" EU cities with 757s

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...

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by garpd
Fri May 22, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154380

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

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...

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by garpd
Fri May 22, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154380

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

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...

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by garpd
Mon May 18, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14267

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

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 ...

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by garpd
Tue May 05, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 passenger to 'auxilary freighter'
Replies: 63
Views: 11984

Re: First A380 passenger to cargo conversion

From the LHT release, it seems to me they only want to take seats out and lash boxes of cargo to the floor with nets and straps. Not a true freighter conversion.

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by garpd
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 316
Views: 59052

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

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...

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by garpd
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 316
Views: 59052

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

"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 ...

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by garpd
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"
Replies: 190
Views: 31217

Re: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash at an unprecedented speed, which may threaten the very existence of our company,”

Vladex wrote:
He needs to keep or restart A380 and cut A330 . These 2 mistakes are there that he can fix in this crisis .

A380 wasn't selling, second hand ones are being scrapped as no one wants them. A330NEO is/was selling reasonably well. Not sure I get your logic.

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by garpd
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts
Replies: 66
Views: 10340

Re: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts

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...

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by garpd
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001
Replies: 30
Views: 5013

Re: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001

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...

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by garpd
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts
Replies: 66
Views: 10340

Re: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts

I would be very surprised if it was just Boeing.

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by garpd
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001
Replies: 30
Views: 5013

Re: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001

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...

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by garpd
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1455
Views: 175620

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

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...

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by garpd
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accelerating aircraft retirements
Replies: 83
Views: 18138

Re: Accelerating aircraft retirements

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....

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by garpd
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 84
Views: 33928

Re: British Airways 787-10

CarbonFibre wrote:
Shoddy interior quality, isn't it?


Got a source to back that up?

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by garpd
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash
Replies: 32
Views: 7951

Re: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash

william wrote:
Is the plane really a write off?

I very much doubt such an old frame will be worth the money to repair. However, every now and then, a dedicated owner will go above and beyond to return a plane to the skies.

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by garpd
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax downgrade due to personal weight by Thai Airways
Replies: 41
Views: 10230

Re: Pax downgrade due to personal weight by Thai Airways

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...

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by garpd
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293279

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

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...

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by garpd
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence
Replies: 23
Views: 10554

Re: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence

Always wear your seatbelt when in your seat folks, be it seated or lying down. This is a good example why!

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by garpd
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Eco Demonstrator 772
Replies: 11
Views: 3842

Re: New Boeing Eco Demonstrator 772

There must be more to it than is being let on. Seems like an awful lot of expenditure and effort otherwise.

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by garpd
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 26105

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

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...

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by garpd
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 26105

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

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...

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by garpd
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 17217

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Welcome to the 21st century ATL!

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by garpd
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 20775

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

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...

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by garpd
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 20775

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

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...

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by garpd
Tue May 07, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 156051

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

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...

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by garpd
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 140354

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

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.


OK, I must have missed that news, what's up with G-ZBJE?

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by garpd
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 108805

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

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...

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by garpd
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 140354

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

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.


This is about as close as you'll get to that:
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by garpd
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA 227 - LHR-ATL in November
Replies: 1
Views: 560

BA 227 - LHR-ATL in November

It looks very much like I am needed in ATL in November.

Rumour has it BA operate their 787s on that route at that time of year.
Can anyone confirm this?

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by garpd
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 118391

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

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 ...

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by garpd
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 179
Views: 33562

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

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...

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by garpd
Thu May 10, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 236
Views: 42836

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

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...

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by garpd
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 215567

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

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...

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by garpd
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 157
Views: 31493

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

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...

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by garpd
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 28791

Re: The Mighty 757

Yeah, sadly that won't happen. As much as I adore the 757, I know it has had its day. It'll be a while before it fully disappears, but it's closer to the end than the beginning.
All good things must come to an end.

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by garpd
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?
Replies: 44
Views: 13760

Re: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?

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...

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by garpd
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG mulls more long-range narrow-body aircraft
Replies: 67
Views: 17951

Re: IAG mulls more long-range narrow-body aircraft

JannEejit wrote:
Air 2000 were sending 757's across the pond from Scotland circa 1989-90...


Ah yes.... good old Air 2000! Thanks for the info/reminder :)

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by garpd
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up
Replies: 53
Views: 21030

Re: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up

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 ...

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by garpd
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA193 - What 747s to look out for
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: BA193 - What 747s to look out for

You mean travel and polls?

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by garpd
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG mulls more long-range narrow-body aircraft
Replies: 67
Views: 17951

Re: IAG mulls more long-range narrow-body aircraft

You know, I think you're right!

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by garpd
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA193 - What 747s to look out for
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

BA193 - What 747s to look out for

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...

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by garpd
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines have you flown on?
Replies: 76
Views: 3740

Re: What airlines have you flown on?

Let me see.... in no particular order:

British Airways
American Airlines
American Eagle
Sabena
Air Europa
Air Scotland
Excel Airways
Continental
Continental Express
Monarch Airlines
BMI Regional
Easyjet
Ryanair
Thomas Cook

Can't remember any others. Have flown several of these multiple times.

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by garpd
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X D7237 PER-KUL returns to PER (A333 9M-XXE) after engine problems
Replies: 87
Views: 19797

Re: AirAsia X D7237 PER-KUL returns to PER (A333 9M-XXE) after engine problems

I'd say more likely it was windmilling after being shut down.

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by garpd
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Flight deck window images - what to do
Replies: 2
Views: 784

Re: Flight deck window images - what to do

Oh.... very good. hahaha

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