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by RRTrent
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Slats
Replies: 14
Views: 3385

Re: A380 Slats

For Airbus, if the still air temp is 30C or above its recommended to leave the slats out and flaps 1. Its not a requirement I don't think, but many carriers do it in practice if the aircraft is going to be on the ground for any length of time.

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by RRTrent
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31836

Re: Irish 7/19

Cue the cancelled SNN-JFK/BOS ..... in 3....2....1.... :stirthepot: Sure enough today's EI111 (SNN-JFK) was cancelled in order to ferry the aircraft to DUB to operate flights from there... You just made that up. I asked the same question to an acquaintance and below is the answer I got. EI-LBS went...

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by RRTrent
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31836

Re: Irish 7/19

EI115 DUB-PHL has suffered a birdstrike on departure from DUB and is returning to DUB https://twitter.com/AirportWebcams/status/1152569146154131457?s=20 Cue the cancelled SNN-JFK/BOS ..... in 3....2....1.... :stirthepot: Sure enough today's EI111 (SNN-JFK) was cancelled in order to ferry the aircra...

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by RRTrent
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Eurowhite Livery
Replies: 24
Views: 2111

Re: Best Eurowhite Livery

Ive never been against eurowhite and when done right they can be stunning.

My fav is prob Westjet (we can count that yeah:)

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by RRTrent
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6492

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

Agreed with everything except the 717. Delta got them from WN/FL. I don't think they had much in expectations beyond basic support since the 717 had been out of production for quite some time before DL ever got their hands on them. I knew there was something hazy in my memory about the 717 bit. Edi...

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by RRTrent
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6492

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

Boeing and DL never had a great relationship and DL were traditionally a Douglas customer. They've had big Boeing orders in the past (see recently completed 737 order) but these days Boeing don't offer anything can't be matched in some degree by Airbus. Boeing's antics with BBD over the C-Series cem...

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by RRTrent
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31836

Re: Irish 7/19

The slot was assigned on the basis of a narrow body, the A340 was a very late addition to the schedule. It's only once a week at a peak time for wide body operations so getting your preferred stand isn't guaranteed. Dunno about that.. Ive known for several months that the A340 would be used once a ...

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by RRTrent
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31836

Re: Irish 7/19

JAmie2k9 wrote:
If the A340 was regular and planned in advance chances are it would have been assigned 300 gates.


It may not be regular, but it was certainly planned in advance. LH announced a few months back that the 343 would be in once a week.

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by RRTrent
Wed May 08, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?
Replies: 16
Views: 2847

Re: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?

He sure seems friendly with Qatar Airways and their afliates. Ive been aware of him for quite some time and I believe the Qatar association has a large degree of truth to it. His father is quite high in the QR ranks which has helped in him getting into spotlight. Its no surprise he's Sky News' go t...

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by RRTrent
Thu May 02, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?
Replies: 42
Views: 8126

Re: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?

I actually noticed this at FRA just last week and thought it odd that not only was just 1 gate occupied, but that lone A320 was the only aircraft at the airport period.

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by RRTrent
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aer Lingus' 747s at LHR
Replies: 9
Views: 1999

Re: Aer Lingus' 747s at LHR

BA leased an EI 747 for a short period in the 80's and was in a hybrid livery could have been that. If not, EI were known to flew them to LHR from time to time but they were not a frequent visitor. You speak of short 747 routes, but ironically EI had an even shorter 747 route DUB-SNN with a flight t...

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by RRTrent
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?
Replies: 74
Views: 4088

Re: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?

sonicruiser wrote:
It's MCO


Ahh my favourite and adopted airport (from spending summers in Orlando as a child) I didn't realise it was that many VS 744's tho!

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by RRTrent
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?
Replies: 74
Views: 4088

Re: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?

sonicruiser wrote:
RRTrent wrote:
ANC?


Pax 744's, not cargo.


Gotta be LAX then? (considered ORD and MCO)

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by RRTrent
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?
Replies: 74
Views: 4088

Re: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?

sonicruiser wrote:
Everyone knows JFK gets the most pax 744's in the US.

My home airport here in the states is right behind it at #2 on that list and is occasionally #1 passing JFK. Guess.


ANC?

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by RRTrent
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?
Replies: 74
Views: 4088

Re: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?

DUB has scheduled pax 747 ops until 1995 when EI retired them in place of the A330, however SQ kept running a twice weekly 74F via CPH until the early 2000's. I also think AF used them on the way from ORD to CDG, but that route's a 77F now every Sunday morning. However, its still common to see them ...

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by RRTrent
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20330

Re: Irish 2/19

From another thread, I've read that a new US policy with regards to wet leases might have some impact for Aer Lingus. In effect approval to operate the 757's will expire on 30 March unless the EU implement an agreement made between the US and the EU back in Feb 2018. https://www.regulations.gov/docu...

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by RRTrent
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 234
Views: 50692

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

You can see it on Google Maps, behind the big hanger with the flared corners. I would appreciate it if you could give some more detail about where the aircraft is, thanks! Apologies, I don't know how to post a maps link, but several posts have noted the hanger its behind. once you see the A340 clic...

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by RRTrent
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 234
Views: 50692

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

You can see it on Google Maps, behind the big hanger with the flared corners.

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by RRTrent
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93314

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Samrnpage wrote:
Isnt it 1230 today?


It starts at 12:30 yes, but I think the actual unveiling is at 2pm. EI-EDY (the repainted A330) is down to fly EI109 today I think.

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by RRTrent
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93314

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I think the drawings earlier were accurate but drawn by someone who saw them as apposed to them being official renderings. The shamrock appears to be facing the "correct way". I like it! Reminds me of WestJet

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by RRTrent
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 133168

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

I was told from a normally reliable source that BA have two 744's heading to DUB in the next few weeks for a paint job. This isn't to say they'll be in any special livery, but just that they are getting a lick of paint. Although BA do some of their painting in DUB anyway, so it wouldn't be unusual t...

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by RRTrent
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93314

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

NickWebb wrote:
CarbonFibre wrote:
NickWebb wrote:
Oh yes I have!


Well, is this what you saw?

No!


I'd love for it to be the livery now.... just to come back to this message and call out a spoofer!

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by RRTrent
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts
Replies: 44
Views: 7007

Re: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts

I agree. I believe Thomson had them in 2-4-2. I never flew it but I saw footage when they were on Airline back in the Britannia Airways days Yup that's correct, flew both DUB-CUN and DUB-AUH-BKK with BY in the late 90's/early 00's. For the flight to CUN we were in the middle seats (family of 4) and...

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by RRTrent
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 55232

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

I know they must be saving a ton on fuel. I was flying JFK-NRT-MNL on the 744 we had to return to the gate to top off with fuel because we taxied too long and we couldnt make it to NRT with the fuel on board. That sounds like to me they were already cutting it a bit close, unless you were sitting o...

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by RRTrent
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta switched my plane!
Replies: 12
Views: 1527

Re: Delta switched my plane!

Similar happened to me with AA a few years back. Booked a flight with a connection in ORD that would have me on an MD80 down to MCO, our flight from DUB was delayed and we missed the connection and ended up on a 737 down later that day.

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by RRTrent
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 22435

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

Let’s not diss the livery before it arrives. No doubt everyone here will hate it, just like every other logo that’s revealed. Just like the current livery. Then it will grow on us and we will love it and moan in 15 years when it is replaced. Delta American Cathay Come to mind immediately. Haha! I l...

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by RRTrent
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft
Replies: 57
Views: 9569

Re: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft

The airline will remain nameless but a friend of the family was a captain who upgraded from the A320 to the A330, realized quickly that the A330 lifestyle wasn't for him and went back to the A320. What stood out about it was back then getting onto the A330 had a 7 to 10 year waiting list, so for a p...

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by RRTrent
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly is the point of Joon?
Replies: 30
Views: 5658

Re: What exactly is the point of Joon?

It sounds to me similar if not the same as BA having a separate contract for Cabin Crew. BA didn't go a start a new airline, but started transferring routes to the mixed fleet contracted crew.

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by RRTrent
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Runway slope difference
Replies: 19
Views: 2603

Re: Runway slope difference

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6EC3JPwTmM
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18 posts in and no-one's mentioned the 3 humps at BHX.. standards are slipping guys :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6EC3JPwTmM

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by RRTrent
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aer Lingus Fight with NYC ATC
Replies: 42
Views: 9185

Re: Aer Lingus Fight with NYC ATC

I mean how much traffic is there in Ireland and probably much easier to ask for deviations around weather While nowhere near the congestion of NYC, DUB handles nearly 30M pax per year so its hardly a quiet airspace. I think the EI crew were right to request a deviation, but I also think the control...

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by RRTrent
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 28229

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

DalRiada wrote:
Unless things have changed since this image was released (and it's still on the FAQs of the North Runway section of the Dublin Airport website), it'll still be 28/10.


Am I reading this right in saying that we'll see parallel arrivals from the west and parallel departures to the west?

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by RRTrent
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?
Replies: 63
Views: 15636

Re: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?

By all accounts he a bit of a "spoofer" and most of what he says either has no substance or is a regurgitated press release. I think he comes across as quite a "insert swear word here" on Twitter, but on the flip side, millions of people BS their way trough life so credit to him.

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by RRTrent
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 24266

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Irish Air Letter’s December edition lists the exQatar Airways A330-200 c/n 441 as joining the Aer Lingus fleet in May 2018. This will be the second A330 to start operating next year, GCF being the other one. Quite an old frame as far as A330's go. Delivered new in 2003. Although, looking at airflee...

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by RRTrent
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 29133

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

iRISH251 wrote:
The commencement of the winter timetable has, as expected, seen KL B737s and AF A318/319 plus HOP! Embraer equipment appear on those respective carriers' Dublin services.


Don't forget AC mainline on the A333 also.

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by RRTrent
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 33622

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

IrishJ wrote:
London and Barcelona underwater cities in that magazine. They must know something we don't. :lol:


Haha, and Copenhagen's in Sweden!

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by RRTrent
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 102283

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Boeing's deal to United is irrelevant. The question relates to what has BBD done in the U.S. market. BBD has been found (preliminarily) by the USDOC to have been the recipient of massive subsidies from the GOQ and the GOC. How is a sale between one US company and another US company relevant to that...

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by RRTrent
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 102283

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

I'm sorry but what you are saying is impossibly stupid. The WTO panel hears disputes regarding -international- trade matters (as does the NAFTA panel). A sale by a U.S. manufacturer to a U.S. customer is not subject to the jurisdiction of the WTO or the NAFTA panel. I think you misunderstood him. H...

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by RRTrent
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One
Replies: 5
Views: 2265

Re: Air Force One

Apologies if its been discussed, I searched in both google and with the search function and couldn't find the existing thread thread

Mods, feel free to move to the appropriate forum, or delete if answered in another thread? I'll catch up on them now.

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by RRTrent
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One
Replies: 5
Views: 2265

Air Force One

I was reading the below article and noticed the following paragraph, Since that time, Air Force officials and Boeing executives have tried to make it seem as though they're acting in a frugal manner. The air force recently bought two Boeing 747-8s at a bargain price. That's what they say - they have...

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by RRTrent
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 27237

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

These works have been going on for the best part of a year now, by my reckoning. It's not ideal for those of us affected but it's really only when the wind is strong enough to require use of runway 34 (rather than the reciprocal 16) that aircraft route over part of Santry. There is probably a windo...

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by RRTrent
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 27237

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Flew on Ethiopian Airlines B788 from Dublin to Addis Ababa in Y class recently (connected onto Johannesburg) which was a very pleasant experience. Second time I took this flight with ET and I really like them.....cabin crew super nice, as well as the food, coffee & wine! Their low fares from Du...

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by RRTrent
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 27237

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

I've got some FR flights booked for the end of the week, which I'm a bit concerned about. I suppose EU261 would make rebooking more affordable. It's a disgrace they won't say what flights are cancelled until 2 days before. Presumably they are just going to chop the worst performing 2-3% of flights ...

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by RRTrent
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Push Back Procedures
Replies: 11
Views: 1757

Re: Push Back Procedures

Wow... there is a lot more to it in HKG than I would have imagined... N26 has a quick push on red, but the next gate N24.. has a long trip down the concourse and around the corner to the disconnect point.

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by RRTrent
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 27237

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

I was reading on another thread about ORD that there is a rumored ADD-ORD route in the works. If so we might see an extra ET fuel stop in the mornings.

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by RRTrent
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Push Back Procedures
Replies: 11
Views: 1757

Re: Push Back Procedures

It makes a lot of sense I suppose, I would imagine it's also quicker. The push pull procedure mentioned is common at pier 1 in DUB (my home airport)

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by RRTrent
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Push Back Procedures
Replies: 11
Views: 1757

Re: Push Back Procedures

It depends on a lot of things and also the airport. The ramp or ground controller decides on which way they want you pointing after pushback. Most of the time it depends on which runway they are departing on. A few airports, like ATL, you call with your SID departure and that determines which way t...

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by RRTrent
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Push Back Procedures
Replies: 11
Views: 1757

Push Back Procedures

I have a question from any Ground Ops people here. More so out of curiosity than anything else. I watch a lot of videos on YouTube of take offs from a passenger POV (wing view). A lot of these videos include the push back and I have noticed a certain airports the push appears not to have a turn, and...

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by RRTrent
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Liveries?
Replies: 34
Views: 3174

Re: Worst Liveries?

I mentioned in the "best livery" thread that AC's toothpaste was my fav, well the flip to that is the new AC livery is in my opinion hideous... but somehow, it still manages to not be the worst lol

Spirit, & EasyJet (new version) are my least fav's, Along with Delt... ehemm, Air Canada!

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by RRTrent
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best looking livery
Replies: 46
Views: 3878

Re: Best looking livery

From a biased point of view, I think EI's livery looks great (when its not faded)

But my personal fav is AC's now old toothpaste livery, controversial I know

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by RRTrent
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes you have been with
Replies: 53
Views: 2608

Re: Planes you have been with

I always love these threads... here's my list. This is from memory so I likely forgot something. (NB: the 737 300/500's are really guess work, I know I flew one or the other with the airlines listed, but there is a margin for error) ATR42: Aer Arann ATR72: Aer Arann A300: Thai A310: Czech Airways A3...

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