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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where are the Avianca's A318 going?
Replies: 35
Views: 4832

Re: Where are the Avianca's A318 going?

BWIAirport wrote:
Sell them to BA so they can start LCY-BOS/DCA!


Didn't BA already downsize from 2 to 1 A318 at LCY?

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dating in your 80s/90s
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Dating in your 80s/90s

Why not ask out an octogenarian and find out?

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 11669

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

If I'm understanding your post correctly, you think that a possible spilled drink would cause a 777 to mysteriously turn 150 degrees, knock out any and all communications and ATC transponder capabilities, and probably continue to fly for 7-8 hours before flaming out? If you ever got to see the amou...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Windsor Castle Fire Public Attention Back in 1992
Replies: 8
Views: 1132

Re: Windsor Castle Fire Public Attention Back in 1992

Google may be your friend here.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vendor-specific laptop features
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: Vendor-specific laptop features

Speaking of Samsung and laptops... has anyone else used DeX? Samsung's cool little bit of software that displays your phone on a computer screen so you can use it but with a desktop interface rather than mobile. I've just got a Note 10, and of course plugged it into the laptop to see what DeX is all...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robert Mugabe dead at 95
Replies: 31
Views: 1693

Re: Robert Mugabe dead at 95

ArchGuy1 wrote:
How is Zimbabwe doing under the current president.


I doubt it will be a viable tourist destination. You don't need an observation deck to see that!

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Robot with a pilot licence
Replies: 9
Views: 975

Re: Robot with a pilot licence

N766UA wrote:
The picture I saw when I clicked the article is not nearly as cool as the robot I was picturing in my head...


Totally agree. I mean, it's not even wearing aviator sunglasses.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Robot with a pilot licence
Replies: 9
Views: 975

Robot with a pilot licence

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2214731-robot-pilot-that-can-grab-the-flight-controls-gets-its-plane-licence/ This is an interesting development. We're all aware of aircraft being converted to drone aircraft for target practice etc, but here we have a robot that has been developed that can in ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Contact Lenses wearers
Replies: 18
Views: 1199

Re: Contact Lenses wearers

I wear contacts or glasses depending on what I prefer that day or of I need to wear shades (I'd break or lose expensive prescription shades). I use disposable dailies, I find them to be much less faff than messing around with containers, solution etc. Although I do sometimes get some monthly coloure...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EU immigration for long haul triangle flights
Replies: 12
Views: 1287

Re: EU immigration for long haul triangle flights

I suppose it would no different than if they were on a non-stop flight to their final destination, they've got to clear customs and immigration somewhere anyway, why not just stay on board and sort it at the final stop?

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible Locations for Additional Titanic Museums
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Possible Locations for Additional Titanic Museums

There's also a Titanic attraction of some kind in Orlando, with artifacts. Why Orlando? No idea, but makes about as much sense of some of the other locations mentioned.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leasing during long turnarounds
Replies: 17
Views: 3138

Re: Leasing during long turnarounds

I may be way off, but didn't Braniff lease a Concorde for sub sonic domestic flights in between international BA flights?

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's your ringtone?
Replies: 41
Views: 1978

Re: What's your ringtone?

ER757 wrote:
Mine is the iconic five notes from the "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" movie


I use that for my text/WhatsApp alert!

For calls, it's just the standard ring ring.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idea for Queen Mary:The Gray Ghost Movie
Replies: 20
Views: 888

Re: Idea for Queen Mary:The Gray Ghost Movie

Dunkirk was rather successful even though it was not heavily fictionalized. I would say though that the Dunkirk evacuation is a lot more prominent in people's knowledge of WW2, and dare I say... more interesting than a troop ship that didn't sink. Unfortunately I don't think the Hollywood types wil...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idea for Queen Mary:The Gray Ghost Movie
Replies: 20
Views: 888

Re: Idea for Queen Mary:The Gray Ghost Movie

Honestly ArchGuy, I honestly feel that the story of the Gray Ghost is rather boring that Hollywood wouldn't be interested. Honestly, just look at what's being released today - superhero movies and remakes. Unless you can weave a fictionalized story into the real story, a la Titanic, it's not going ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out
Replies: 59
Views: 15751

Re: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out

What can go wrong: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_airline_flights_that_required_gliding fuel system/ filter clogged by ice, wrong fuel indicator installed, engine failure outside flight envelope, hail and water ingestion, vulcanic ash, blade fracture, fuel system contamination, low oil press...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out
Replies: 59
Views: 15751

Re: Smartwings flies 737-800 for almost 2'n'Half hours single engine..!??

For a flight of that length surely it wouldn't be at MTOW, would it?

I don't have the exact numbers, but IIRC the MLW isn't that far below the MTOW for the 738 (unless I am much mistaken), so I'd have thought they'd likely already be below MLW at the time of the incident.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac
Replies: 44
Views: 8728

Re: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac

Two, Three, Four engines. Logic or no logic. Vent or no vent. I trust a "widebody" over the pacific pond any day. More breathing room & more fuel = more time. Being a wide body doesn't necessarily mean you have more fuel time. Airlines don't just fill 'em to the top and send them on t...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4th Generation Nissan Altima Stuck in the Mud
Replies: 12
Views: 742

Re: 4th Generation Nissan Altima Stuck in the Mud

Seriously?

That is hella specific.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS Virgin Atlantic and South America
Replies: 20
Views: 3891

Re: VS Virgin Atlantic and South America

Wait, didn't Virgin Atlantic use to fly to Bolivia? I specifically remember seing this. In a James Bond movie I think. You're thinking of Quantum of Solace. Just to play Devils advocate... how do you know he didn't connect? ;) Although, he was apparently on an overnight westbound tatl, so I don't t...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lusitania Museum
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: Lusitania Museum

einsteinboricua wrote:
I think we should have a Tourist Attractions By The Numbers thread since it's all you've been opening lately.


I think we need an old ships thread too, with the amount of threads about, well... old ships.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW
Replies: 50
Views: 7054

Re: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW

RvA wrote:
BlueberryWheats wrote:
RvA wrote:

That’s great, but it’s still considered Europe. Even if not physically attached.


Yeah... I think you're missing what I'm saying. I'm saying it IS in Europe.


Re-read the threat again and I definitely have. Apologies


No worries, we all have those moments :D

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW
Replies: 50
Views: 7054

Re: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW

What’s the news? Did Boris Johnson move the island to another continent? ... that London is situated on Great Britain, which is part of the British Isles, which is... part of the European continent. Previously a huge peninsula, then became a large island with the rise of the North Sea and forming o...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW
Replies: 50
Views: 7054

Re: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW

Granted it’s to London (yes, I know London isn’t in Europe!) Unless you're talking about London, Ontario... I got news for you. What’s the news? Did Boris Johnson move the island to another continent? ... that London is situated on Great Britain, which is part of the British Isles, which is... part...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW
Replies: 50
Views: 7054

Re: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW

chrisair wrote:
Granted it’s to London (yes, I know London isn’t in Europe!)


Unless you're talking about London, Ontario... I got news for you.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violance in video games.
Replies: 18
Views: 1114

Re: Violance in video games.

I've played many of the Grand Theft Auto games and performed near enough all the possible horrific actions in game. And yet, never once have I been tempted in real life to steal a car, mow down hookers, perform a mass shooting, steal military hardware, set off bombs and whatever else. Maybe I'm weir...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia
Replies: 45
Views: 12347

Re: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia

Wow, that's quite a bit of smoke!

Good to see the passengers stayed calm throughout, some were even laughing on that cabin video.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 210
Views: 10339

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

scbriml wrote:
Mass shootings are like busses - you wait ages for one, then two come along together.


And then there's that old saying "these things happen in threes".

And to be fair, we've not really been waiting ages, have we. Sadly.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is an aircraft called "metal"?
Replies: 16
Views: 1964

Re: Why is an aircraft called "metal"?

I understand that a "metal" is an industry jargon for an airplane, used especially for indicating the actual carrier that operates the flight... ...While it is obvious that an aircraft is made of metal I think that's about the long and short of it. Same as people may refer to an aircraft ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737
Replies: 68
Views: 12380

Re: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737

Still only 10% though, probably easier just to add frequency with a slightly smaller aircraft with better runway performance. Or just limit payload/fuel. So limit range (no more Atlanta) or short sell your capacity. You guys have this locked down. You should work in revenue management! Advocating t...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737
Replies: 68
Views: 12380

Re: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737

Starlionblue wrote:
BlueberryWheats wrote:
DL717 wrote:
Because that 10% exists, and its usually a constrained airport that needs capacity.


Still only 10% though, probably easier just to add frequency with a slightly smaller aircraft with better runway performance.


Or just limit payload/fuel.


Yup, even easier.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 104
Views: 7092

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Being 6'5" and heavy built made me hate the Q400 with a passion after just a 45min flight. The noise was quite horrific too. (The Flybe service was shocking too, but that's a different conversation)

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737
Replies: 68
Views: 12380

Re: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737

DL717 wrote:
Because that 10% exists, and its usually a constrained airport that needs capacity.


Still only 10% though, probably easier just to add frequency with a slightly smaller aircraft with better runway performance.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on potatoes @ Walmart
Replies: 8
Views: 1604

Re: Woman pees on potatoes @ Walmart

I never take from the first few rows of the loose produce, not after I saw some kid pick her nose and wipe it on the broccoli in my local Asda. :sour:

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737
Replies: 68
Views: 12380

Re: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737

Why though? The point was to try and keep a common type rating with the existing 737. So a 757MAX would be rather pointless, may as well do a clean sheet.

Zidane wrote:
While I like the sound of a B757-7/-8/-9 family concept, Boeing might as well build a new clean sheet.


This guy gets it.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct post office
Replies: 16
Views: 799

Re: The correct post office

It's been a while since the last "correct" thread - good to see the concept revived They are the correct type of thread. We don't seem to have the grandeur thay the US post offices have. This monstrosity is the main post office for the town I currently live in. https://lh3.googleuserconte...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 18300

Re: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight

Well, she seems lovely. If that's how she treats him in public, I dread to think about what the poor fella has to endure at home. :shock:

Good on the FA to try and remove him from his seat for his own safety.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 24161

Re: TELEGRAPH: Disney Will Launch Airline w/Costumed Crew

I wonder if it extends to flight crew? Imagine the feeling of walking to your gate at LAX, passing all the VS, BA, LH crews in their smart uniforms while wearing your Goofy Ears.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't/doesn't VS fly to SIN?
Replies: 19
Views: 1564

Re: Why didn't/doesn't VS fly to SIN?

ORDJOE wrote:
At the end of the day why does anyone do what they do.... money either not enough or more can be had elsewhere


This. ^^

This, and many other threads can now be closed.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News
Replies: 46
Views: 4103

Re: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News

jdstJD wrote:
BlueberryWheats wrote:
Thread title wrote:
Only a matter of time... Trump turns on Fox News


I suppose it was only a matter of time before the Oompa Loompa figured out how to use the TV remote.


What I meant was that he turned his BACK on Fox News.


I know. I was just being silly.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News
Replies: 46
Views: 4103

Re: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News

Thread title wrote:
Only a matter of time... Trump turns on Fox News


I suppose it was only a matter of time before the Oompa Loompa figured out how to use the TV remote.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if I eat myself?
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: What if I eat myself?

ojjunior wrote:
Will I double my size...?


Someone thinks highly of themself. :lol:

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: London Eye Success
Replies: 10
Views: 1280

Re: London Eye Success

Same idea as going to the top of the Rockefeller Centre or Empire State Building, good view of an amazing city. But over here our landmarks are mainly older and not quite as tall as NYC, the surrounding buildings aren't quite as tall either, so we can get away with the wheel. Although we do have The...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ice Cream product tampering
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Re: Ice Cream product tampering

Thank god for tamper seals. Every product should have something like that.

I always check the lids on jars etc before they go in my supermarket trolley, if they can be depressed then it's a no go.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time
Replies: 14
Views: 2304

Re: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time

johns624 wrote:
1337Delta764 wrote:
My normal go-to sports drink currently is Powerade Strawberry Lemonade
What sports do you participate in?


I'm going to guess polo, what with all the polo shirts.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?
Replies: 35
Views: 5381

Re: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?

kimimm19 wrote:
Will airlines really buy 'many more' because of 'tweaks'


Tweaks add up over time. Compare an original A330-300 from 1994 to a brand new one.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 36
Views: 3169

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

Well, if there's no budget, something like a Citation X. Long range, high speed and space to get up and walk around.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19604

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

Kikko19 wrote:
Only problem is the pressure of the cabin, that's what I heard. But the a321 is definitely more spacious and silent than a 777 in 10 abreast.


Why would cabin pressure on the A321 be any different to the current A330 on the route?

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to Reopen?
Replies: 27
Views: 4474

Re: Manston Airport to Reopen?

If I recall correctly, Manston was a designated abort field for the space shuttle, so the runway certainly is large enough for near enough anything. My only experience of Manston was about 10ish years ago, I had a return flight there from MAN on a Flybe Q400. Horrendously basic airport and seemed co...

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