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by trent768
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube
Replies: 121
Views: 9987

Re: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube

I like a lot Emirates' 2004 "Keep Discovering" adds. They are classy without being flashy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y1_J_S-3h8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS5tbTn7_C4 I can relate so much with the 2nd ads. I was the only non-European student in my master program in Sweden and ...

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by trent768
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways 777 unusual (wrong go around?) landing at EHAM
Replies: 48
Views: 9953

Re: Kuwait Airways 777 unusual (wrong go around?) landing at EHAM

If I was onboard, I'd be more freaked out by the Fast & Furious 10: Schiphol Drift stuff that they did when vacating the runway than the actual landing. Or was it just an optical illusion?

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by trent768
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 29527

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

Just wondering, since freighter aircraft are allowed to carries dangerous items, shouldn't the cockpit be equipped with some sort of escape mechanism in case of unrecoverable incident like this happens in flight? Maybe some sort of an escape pod, ejection seats, or at least parachutes? It maybe unpr...

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by trent768
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ flights to LAS, YYZ & ORD and JFK via BRU
Replies: 54
Views: 10994

Re: SQ flights to LAS, YYZ & ORD and JFK via BRU

Although I was just a 5th grader at the time, I still remember the time when SQ launched the LAS route. They promoted it heavily on the Discovery Channel (at least here in Asia, not sure if it was the same program elsewhere) with a week of special program about Vegas and SQ's ads in between. From my...

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by trent768
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99627

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

What is Garuda Indonesia doing in Brazil? GA8800 from Amsterdam https://fr24.com/GIA8800/2464294e First time ever IIRC. Evacuation flight for Brazilians in ASEAN. The routing was HAN-BKK-KNO-AMS-GRU, AMS replaced DOH as tech-stop after the Qatari government denied the request because "they did...

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by trent768
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 8820

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

Found this on another forum: Garuda Indonesia will fly to Brazil for the first time on a special flight The airline Garuda Indonesia will make its first operation to Brazil next week, on a special repatriation flight. The Brazilian Embassy in Bangkok reported today (09/4) that it hired the company t...

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by trent768
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VARIG Brazil/LAN Chile/Aerolinas Argentinas routes to Asia/Oceania
Replies: 34
Views: 3614

Re: VARIG Brazil/LAN Chile/Aerolinas Argentinas routes to Asia/Oceania

Please pardon my ignorance, but what market does this Oceania-S.America caters? Is it mainly VFR or is there a large business ties between the two region? Because the routes has a strict regulation to operate that requires a significant investment (e.g. keeping the A342 or etops 330), so there must ...

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by trent768
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183340

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Indonesia has just announced the first confirmed case, involving 2 Indonesians who were in contact with the 2 Japanese that were diagnosed with Corona earlier in Malaysia. No news from the aviation side yet, but those a-hole reseller already marked up the price of alcohol handrub by 300% just hours ...

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by trent768
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Smell of Airline Cabins
Replies: 82
Views: 12068

Re: The Smell of Airline Cabins

Does it have something to do with the air circulation system? Because the smell tends to be stronger from those personal air vents and you can notice it during boarding after it spent sometime without many people in it. I don't think that food or bodily odour plays a role in this, because all of the...

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by trent768
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211684

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Didn't saw this being posted here, but the Indonesian airport authority twitter account has just announced the suspension of Indonesia - China service. Also a 44 years old Indonesian woman has been diagnosed with the corona in Singapore, which is worrying since she's never been to China.

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by trent768
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East-Asian airlines in central Europe
Replies: 5
Views: 1617

Re: East-Asian airlines in central Europe

Not sure if I remember correctly, but someone said that DUS catchment area is the NRW which is the biggest in Germany. I remember that DUS is only around 1-2 hrs from Köln, Bonn, Dortmund, etc. so it kinda made sense that NH fly there. As for VIE and ZRH, I think they are the kind of city that have ...

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by trent768
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Penang via Singapore
Replies: 36
Views: 7077

Re: Emirates announces Penang via Singapore

Speaking of Indonesia, I am surprised that EK has not tried flights to KNO. It is a busy airport (over 12M pax in 2019) with quite a lot of demand to the Middle East and Saudi Arabia in particular (even Saudia flies there already). Maybe one for FZ to try once they get their MAX fleet back in the a...

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by trent768
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Penang via Singapore
Replies: 36
Views: 7077

Re: Emirates announces Penang via Singapore

Someone above mentioned pallets of cargo from Penang. What exactly might they be carrying? Durian? Surely not FISH! AMD chips? My old Athlon II had this "Infused in Malaysia" writing on it. Maybe the facility is near Penang. I'm actually surprised that they chose PEN instead of SUB. It's ...

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by trent768
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Penang via Singapore
Replies: 36
Views: 7077

Re: Emirates announces Penang via Singapore

Not sure about what the old schedule was, but maybe to increase utilisation instead of just sitting for hours at the expensive SIN?

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by trent768
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S
Replies: 109
Views: 9705

Re: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S

^^ That's exactly what I said to my friends while I lived in Sweden. I think my country's old proverbs describe the situation pretty well: You can see the germs across the sea, but can't see the elephants on your eyelids. One of my friend (who knew I'm an avgeek) tried to pull a flygskam move on me ...

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by trent768
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways expansion today
Replies: 30
Views: 8678

Re: Qatar airways expansion today

I still Think the time is there for a second destination in Denmark and Norway Which cities do you have in mind ? I can somewhat guess A321neo to SVG for the oil industry or seasonal TOS/BGO for leisure but not sure TRD/BGO/BLL can even support that. Really nice to see OSL go double daily year arou...

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by trent768
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267293

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Any Finns out there could give me more info on the strike, like will it happen again? I'm flying ARN-CGK with AY/CX next week (same booking published by AY) and I want to know will AY help me to sort stuff up with CX if poop hits the fan blade lol!

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by trent768
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Phasing Out CRJ1000
Replies: 75
Views: 16223

Re: Garuda Phasing Out CRJ1000

Well I still like EX Garuda CEO Emir.... He's the guy that transformed garuda into 5 stars airline. Like him or not, but he did something right He is the one who got arrested earlier this year for being a causality CEO. I don’t believe in your comment regarding Emirsyah is the best CEO in Garuda. H...

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by trent768
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Phasing Out CRJ1000
Replies: 75
Views: 16223

Re: Garuda Phasing Out CRJ1000

gia777 wrote:
Well I still like EX Garuda CEO Emir.... He's the guy that transformed garuda into 5 stars airline. Like him or not, but he did something right

Well, he's the one who put GA in trouble right now (Skytrax fiasco, lease rate issues, etc). So no, he didn't do it right.

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by trent768
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to open 20 new international routes in 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 8947

Re: Garuda to open 20 new international routes in 2020

According to the news, they were making some decent profit this year. Not much, but at least it was an actual profit and not some made up profit (selling the HQ and planes) like the old management did years ago. I think they just realised that profit is more important than skytrax and started to cut...

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by trent768
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 28869

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

It would be funny if Eurowings ever decided to fly to Indonesia, since their code EW (E like the 'e' in enjoy and W like the 'we' in weight) is a more rude version of the F-word in our language. I also remember when TK used to fly their A330 to CGK and one time they sent an A330 named "Konak&q...

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by trent768
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 28869

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

It would be funny if Eurowings ever decided to fly to Indonesia, since their code EW (E like the 'e' in enjoy and W like the 'we' in weight) is a more rude version of the F-word in our language. I also remember when TK used to fly their A330 to CGK and one time they sent an A330 named "Konak&qu...

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by trent768
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?
Replies: 113
Views: 19632

Re: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?

Thai Lion Air B737MAX-9 HS-LSI is now stored at SZB, looking very grim due to tropical climate. Not the best place to store aircraft. Lion Air B737MAX 8 are stored at various airport in Indonesia. Here are two at Bali. https://bali.tribunnews.com/2019/03/13/2-pesawat-lion-b737-max-8-grounded-di-bal...

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by trent768
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS growth in the future
Replies: 67
Views: 9724

Re: SAS growth in the future

The issue with both OSL and ARN, is the total feed at CPH is much better. Into CPH the only thing lacking is nonstop feed from Northern Scandinavia. OSL and ARN has good domestic feed, but more or less lack the feed from Northern Europe and the Baltics, key market for SAS longhaul I think they only...

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by trent768
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most lucrative belly cargo routes.
Replies: 32
Views: 3494

Re: Most lucrative belly cargo routes.

TG's BKK-Europe probably carries tons of food products in the belly. Almost all Asian products here in Europe are from Thailand, from rice to spice.

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by trent768
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS growth in the future
Replies: 67
Views: 9724

Re: SAS growth in the future

Since SK decided to "abandon" ARN and focusing on CPH (which is ironic since their HQ is in Stockholm), do you think that there is a room for a new fully Swedish airlines that serves both short and long haul destinations? I mean, Stockholm is one of Europe's major financial and tourist cen...

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by trent768
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143287

Re: SAS new livery?

Many people I know don't like the SK livery. I can see the part where people think their livery is too simple with minimal creativity but it is precisely that, which I like about their livery. I took this photo at LHR in July this year (SK A20N) and it looks nice: 5639847 Cheers, A388 I've always h...

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by trent768
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"
Replies: 69
Views: 15709

Re: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"

Many South East Asia nations are pro China, with Cambodia the foremost China all weather friend. China can get South East Asia nation to endorse C919. In addition, being the world biggest archipelago, Indonesia aviation is predominantly domestic. Indonesia does not really need 737 or A320 except fo...

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by trent768
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 sales tour and sales campaigns, 2019
Replies: 142
Views: 32440

Re: A220 sales tour and sales campaigns, 2019

Kinda sad that Indonesia is not on the list. I thought that GA would need CS1 to replace its CRK and some CS3 for regional routes.

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by trent768
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 361
Views: 82885

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Any chance of DL launching ICN-CGK/DPS? With the right timing, DL could helps KE/GA reduce connection time in ICN. IIRC, the ex CGK/DPS flight connects nicely to KE US banks, however on the other way around one have to spend the night at the airport.

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by trent768
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 20958

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

You can clearly see the seniority culture in Korea from its entertainment industry. My best friend in college and his gf loves to watch Korean variety show, sometimes I join them and noticed something interesting. When a boy/girlband got invited to the show, the youngest in the group is always certa...

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by trent768
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15930

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

I think the presence of the stator on the JT-8 kinda helped the situation. Imagine if there's no stator, that thing will just go straight to the fan and ruin everything!

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by trent768
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Business Seats
Replies: 34
Views: 5169

Re: Euro Business Seats

So if the C and Y have exactly the same seat, then what is the selling point/advantage of paying much more money to fly in Euro-style C? Is it justified by the extra miles/better catering/lounge access?

I'm genuinely asking and didn't mean to troll/start a war. Please explain it like I'm 5 :D

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by trent768
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267293

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I can only answer for Denmark. No, Flygskam is not that wide spread here. Nor is it growing that much. One thing that "helps" is that our train network is very outdated. The infrastructure is breaking down all the time, the InterCity trains and trains to Germany are from the late 80's-ear...

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by trent768
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH Cargo considers prolonging lifespan of MD-11F's
Replies: 164
Views: 45535

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

N14AZ wrote:
airzona11 wrote:
Love the look of those birds. Sad to see them go.


What a pity - many a.netters didn’t like LH‘s new livery but I always thought that on their MD11‘s the new colors somehow worked pretty well...

Well, she's a beautiful lady. She'll never looks ugly no matter what she wear :D

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by trent768
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Justification of the shifting from a smaller to bigger aircraft model?
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Justification of the shifting from a smaller to bigger aircraft model?

Hello! There has been a trend in the recent years for airline to buy a larger model (738/320/789 or even 739/321/78J) and left the smaller model (73G/319/788 etc) behind. From what I understand, people claimed that the operating cost between the two are very similar and the extra capacity gives the ...

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by trent768
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A330-743L Beluga XL Passenger Variant
Replies: 6
Views: 2209

Re: Airbus A330-743L Beluga XL Passenger Variant

Certainly possible! But only if the passenger sits inside the A320 fuselage that it carries

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by trent768
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143287

Re: SAS new livery?

Didn't mean to be a debby downer here, but is it possible that the blue-ish fuselage is just the effect from the dark nature of the "photo set"?

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by trent768
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 17321

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Some route from Indonesia that I remember reading from some old aviation magazine: - ORY-XXX-SIN-CGK/DPS-SYD-NOU by UTA - PRG-DEL/BOM-SIN-CGK by OK - DPS/CGK-SIN/BKK-AUH-MAD/VIE/MXP/BRU/FCO/ZRH/ATH by GA. - CGK-DPS-BIK-HNL-LAX by GA. I think at some point GA and KL flew from AMS to MES/SUB. As for t...

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by trent768
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?
Replies: 70
Views: 9038

Re: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?

The last direct flight from Indonesia to North America was Garuda's CGK-HNL-LAX via a DC-10, ended in the late 80s? Northwest planned on starting a 3 weekly SEA-KIX-KUL-CGK using the DC-10 (start date was planned to be 7/1/1996) but for some reason it fell through and was replaced by NW68/69 DTW-KI...

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by trent768
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of direct service Singapore-Moscow
Replies: 10
Views: 1648

Re: Lack of direct service Singapore-Moscow

That flight is somehow hard to book and ridiculously expensive though, especially if you fly from ARN. They could cost 3-4 times more expensive than the ME3 or TG (~6000SEK vs ~18000SEK) between CGK and ARN.

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by trent768
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fear of aircraft lavatories
Replies: 19
Views: 3211

Re: Fear of aircraft lavatories

I hate the toilet on the 1st generation A330. It is not the fear of getting sucked, but just the really loud noise that somehow freaks me out. Does the newer built A330 has a better sounding toilet?

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by trent768
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 6878

Re: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR

They should be shot with organic fair-trade rubber bullets. Sorry, they won't be locally grown though. Ummm...but is it vegan though?? :D One solution is for LHR to hire Craig Harisson as a drone hunter. If he can shoot a Taliban 2,5 km away, I'm pretty sure shooting a drone from a closer distance ...

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by trent768
Thu May 30, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 10396

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

Well, some people or even country judge the quality of an airline by the smoothness of the flight or landing. I've heard some people don't wanna fly GA anymore because the flight "is bumpy and I've never experienced it with EK. Maybe because the plane is too small". Mind you that they were...

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by trent768
Mon May 20, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 24548

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

I had the exact same problem when I went for a holiday with my aunt and uncle to Cornwall last summer. I was addicted to those clotted cream cornish ice cream, so one day I decided to order a cream tea at a shop. Expecting a nice cup of tea mixed with clotted cream, I was super confused when they ga...

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by trent768
Fri May 17, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question
Replies: 15
Views: 6262

Re: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question

Wow, I thought the exact opposite all this time! I always thought the stair was on the other side, thus the extra window was for the seats beside the stair.

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by trent768
Sat May 11, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China bans smoking in the cockpit
Replies: 48
Views: 9170

Re: China bans smoking in the cockpit

I wonder when will they ban pilot from throwing out coke bottle from the cockpit? It has created a very lengthy and complicated journey for a particular Bushman in the past :D

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by trent768
Sun May 05, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 157229

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Not trying to jump the gun here, but wasn't there a thread days ago about how the Superfan's combustion chambers were a bit problematic?

I really hope that the reports were false and no one lost their live here! :(

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by trent768
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AI completes dispatch with no alternate destination B787 flight
Replies: 42
Views: 6705

Re: AI completes despatch with no alternate destination B787 flight

Sorry if this sounded like a dumb question, but what gonna happened if a diversion is needed? I mean, there's a chance that something MIGHT happen sometimes..

Or is there a joke somewhere that I didn't get?

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by trent768
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 19145

Re: SAS on strike

I also think that the sudden price jump is not on purpose, it's just the booking engine doing its job properly! Because I remember reading here that during the big fire in Canada that requires the whole city to be evacuated, the same thing happened and the airlines overides the system to lower the p...

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