CALMSP wrote:lesfalls wrote:Why does this come under the power of EC? AA and US Airways didn't need the EC approval for their merger.
I think Queen Elizabeth, as Head of State for Canada, said no.
I just don't get it. On one hand we're told that 'gender is over' and 'gender is a social construct' yet people are finding ever more elaborate ways of revealing gender and killing themselves kn the process.Jump to post
Gambia was popular with Brits years ago so I could see that. Cape Verde seems to be getting ever more popular too so I could see either. But if I'm honest they'll be looking for safe bets with proven track records where they can fill planes for their many UK bases. With that in mind, I'd say Tunisia...Jump to post
I find this triggering and deeply offensive.Jump to post
I agree. It will be interesting to see. On paper I think the MAX updates would provide a robust fix for the issues that brought down the two accident flights. However I want a couple of years of real world in service data before I'll get on one. Incidents like this one will provide great feedback to...Jump to post
If Meurs wouldn't openly disagree with van Zanten, isn't that a problem? If he was such a great, well respected guy, it makes me wonder why two colleagues in the flight deck didn't feel empowered enough to suitably challenge him and avert catastrophe. Why do you guys keep banging on about this when...Jump to post
Thinking of the events still gives me goosebumps, it's still terrifying after 44 years. When it happened, I had just turned seven years, and I still remember the front page of the next day's (Dutch) news paper: it showed the picture of the burning PanAm wreck, with survivors running away from it, t...Jump to post
Do LHR slots even hold any value anymore? They were hot commodities when everything ran like clockwork, it may take a while to get back up there and it’s not sure that airlines and pax will flock back to LHR. Covid will rearrange many things and in the meanwhile Brexit has quietly happened and trad...Jump to post
I’ve seen the documentaries and the air disaster shows on this, was the KLM pilot really as arrogant as they proclaimed? Blocking the planes for fuel, ignoring his FO completely etc? Apparently now Tenerife is a more popular airport than it was, I’ve known of a few friends who used it, can’t not th...Jump to post
Very sad indeed. I can't help but reflect on TFS departures, many of which take you directly over TFN. A tragic example of CRM disasters and the toxic masculinity that still risks lives to this day. Come again? CRM has come a long way since this accident, the United Fuel Accident, and United Flight...Jump to post
List saying that in 2021 we are still seeing massive CRM breakdowns throughout the globe. The recent PIA disaster would be the worst recent example. Training has improved but it is still happening. There are Stanley Keys and van Zantens operating in the skies as we speak and sadly we will see reocci...Jump to post
I mean the left are a source of continuous amusement and they're no strangers to hypocrisy and double standards. But I find it particularly amusing how they denigrate one group for not wanting the vaccine but another group (BAME) are given all the sympathy and support for them not wanting to take th...Jump to post
Thanks for clarifying. I was curious because I've been following Brexit saga unfold from the other side of the pond like a soap opera. I know that there was talk of making Gibraltar Schengen so people could still walk back and forth like they had gotten used to during EU times. However this might'v...Jump to post
Oh dear EU. Saying you're against vaccine nationalism, yet practicing vaccine nationalism. Saying you're against fake news, yet repeatedly spreading fake news. Oh dear oh dear! I'm embarrassed for them.Jump to post
BA only fly on the weekend so I can see AGP, PMI and FAO. It's a bit of a change of strategy for T3. They're not the bucket and spade kind of airline but you do what makes you the money. They made a big thing from Teesside about them being 'all inclusive' fares when they had ALC on sale.Jump to post
What's the old English saying about a fool, his money and being parted from it?Jump to post
My own business ships from our factories in Badajos, Metz and Woudenberg to the UK specialist fire safety equipment . Both Metz and Woudenberg to my Kent depot were simple overnight journeys prior to January now taking as long as those from Spain to clear three days is now the norm . Our returns to...Jump to post
Uk flights are Brexit related high value extremely short lead time items including automotive and pharmaceutical items. “THREE TO FIVE DAYS” at Calais and Dover simply unacceptable! Significant adhoc freight also gong to Liverpool and Birmingham for the same reasons. Do you have a source for this t...Jump to post
https://www.google.co.za/amp/s/www.timeslive.co.za/amp/news/south-africa/2021-02-19-mayday-at-27000ft-but-117-passengers-on-mango-flight-to-durban-emerge-unscathed/ Loss of cabin pressure experienced during Johannesburg to Durban flight Gaslighting. Depressurization happens all the time. WTF is gas...Jump to post
Loving the new safety video. I'm not sure, but is the lady the same one from the "France is in the air" safety video from a few years back? It looks like her, but she sounds different.Jump to post
I'm surprised that they don't just keep it. PA103 is still stored in some yard after all these years.Jump to post
I feel for the staff. Times are changing and not every european country needs it's own network carrier. Most routes will be picked up by other airlines. The few vanity long haul routes can simply be routed via some euro hub.Jump to post
I just don't get how an accident that resulted in a write off went undetected until in the air. If the ground staff are a bit heavy handed in securing the tow bar, the first 10 rows of passengers know about it. However in this incident, something happens that is so severe that it ends in a wing bein...Jump to post
I think one of the most common aircraft in the world rolling 45 degrees after takeoff and writing itself off, seemingly at odds with what the pilots were trying to achieve is a priority. The Bryant disaster was obvious from fairly early on. An over confident, under competent pilot pushing their luck...Jump to post
I dont see the point. Nobody will be able to travel anyway!Jump to post
Good old EU and its firm grasp of the non-essential.Jump to post
If we can't know what happened, we can never avoid it from reoccurring in the future.
I'm seriously losing faith in the US aviation safety regime. I'd have hoped after the lethal 737MAX saga that the culture would have changed.
It appears that it has not.
The scottish nationalists U-turned on ADP. They wanted it devolved, then changed their mind due to 'the environment' and seemed to accept that it is a good money spinner, and they get to direct any negative press regarding PR to those nasty English people who have control over APD.Jump to post
Island links tend to be stronger in Glasgow but but I'm really not sure how many actually originate in EDI.Jump to post
I am sorry, but the airline management perfectly knew what the pilots were doing, even with a proper SMS system in place (i doubt it was). The management ordered the maintenance to restrict the engine output to save on engine life - just an example. The airline bears the full responsibility for wha...Jump to post
UK beat the EU to it seemingly.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cityam ... um=twitter
In the months and years prior to the accident flight, various safety-critical flights had been documented on which pilot A had been part of the crew, flying below a safe altitude9 or taking high risks. Between April 2018 and including the day of the accident, at least six flights have been logged wh...Jump to post
All I get is a pdf with a list of links, most of which won't open. The one that did shows some incredible photographs. What an absolute tragedy for all of those involved. It should have been a great day out but ended up with them all dying. Like we see so often, it is toxic masculinity which is ofte...Jump to post
Sinn Fein have strongly condemned this egregious act by the EU. I have never known the British Islands be so united on a single issue in this mannar. Peace is precious to us all. We are all shocked, saddened and upset that the EU can get this so badly wrong especially when the GFA was such as a pivo...Jump to post
Reading the discussions on here you would think that it was only airlines that looked at how they could use different rules to their benefit, it is happening in all industries. And commenting specifically about Europe and in particular UK, all the employment rules now in existence are now working a...Jump to post
Jouhou wrote:IMO IR655 is why it's so shocking Iranian air defenses weren't more careful. It's not like they don't know how bad that would be for them.
I think the response of many to the disaster were predictable. There are a lot of posters on the left of the political spectrum on here. In the almost 20 years of being a member there's been a marked shift from open discussion from a broad spectrum, to a definite shift to the left and a closing down...Jump to post