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by trent768
Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”
Replies: 155
Views: 18329

Re: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”

I've put the new name into Google translate to listen how it pronounced and I can see how it might be a bit problematic. I can hear the "Turkiye Hava" part completely fine, but the "rı" in "Yolları" is a bit hard to understand. Maybe if it can be pronounced as "yo-...

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by trent768
Wed Jun 08, 2022 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of SAS? Swedish government says no more help packages
Replies: 27
Views: 10257

Re: End of SAS? Swedish government says no more help packages

Swedish government just held a press conference, announcing no more emissions would be granted for SAS and that they are looking into drastically downsizing ownership in the flagship carrier. Link only in Swedish https://www.aftonbladet.se/minekonomi/a/9Ka1E5/regeringen-sager-nej-till-nytt-klapital...

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by trent768
Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair forcing South Africans to do Afrikaans tests to prove passports are real
Replies: 116
Views: 14388

Re: Ryanair forcing South Africans to do Afrikaans tests to prove passports are real

I honestly thought this was some sort of April 1st joke when I read it the first time. Then realised we are in June and had to do a double take at the absolute stupidity of this. Afrikaans is only spoken by about 13% of the population in South Africa as their main language. As context Spanish is sp...

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by trent768
Sat Jun 04, 2022 3:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: airlines with bidet lavatories?
Replies: 6
Views: 2642

Re: airlines with bidet lavatories?

What's so special about this toilet? You don't have to wipe your butt with toilet paper ... which is very important in certain Asia and Middle East cultures. Also, very important in certain western households that have caught on, like mine. I had to make an improvised bidet in my bathroom when I li...

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by trent768
Tue May 31, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once
Replies: 97
Views: 8389

Re: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once

Technically, both on SAS! SAS: UME-ARN SAS Ireland: LHR-ARN There's also Merpati/MZ, BDO-HLP, around 15 minutes gate to gate. It's not my only time flying with them, but it was my first time where I can remember it. My parents told me that the last time I flew with them, I was just several months ol...

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by trent768
Mon May 30, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Eurowhite liveries?
Replies: 42
Views: 3416

Re: Favorite Eurowhite liveries?

Garuda Indonesia: The bird logo is really nice, and I like the titles over the wing instead of ahead of it, very original. The current livery is nice, but too abstract IMO. 1324383 ] Fun fact about GA's title: The placement actually depends on the aircraft's door configuration. They want the title ...

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by trent768
Mon May 30, 2022 6:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Names Airlines have given to their business class
Replies: 15
Views: 1342

Re: Names Airlines have given to their business class

GA: Executive
JT for a very short time: Lion King (yes, for real...)

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by trent768
Mon May 30, 2022 3:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA inflight meal economy service
Replies: 16
Views: 3459

Re: AA inflight meal economy service

Only US airlines would operate 6 hour flights without meals. Most other countries would consider this torture. Agree. Even the semi-LCCs here in my country will serve some sort of pastries for short flights and meals for any flights above 2.5 hours. Not AA, but I remember reading here that UA didn'...

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by trent768
Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports You've Transited Through In Cities You've Never Visited
Replies: 102
Views: 7549

Re: Airports You've Transited Through In Cities You've Never Visited

DXB, DOH, HKG and UPG for me. Some rather weird one: - CPH: I've been to the city, I've had had stop overs at the airport, but never entered the airport. How? 2 words: Øresund bridge :D - SUB: I've landed at the airport like a million time since I was a baby, but never went to the city because we al...

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by trent768
Tue Apr 12, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curious: BA Takeoff Procedures - Gear Retraction
Replies: 39
Views: 6214

Re: Curious: BA Takeoff Procedures - Gear Retraction

zeke wrote:
On the A330 I can have the brakes at 400 deg C 40 minutes before push and it will be okay for a 20 minute taxi, they will drop around 5 degC per minute.

400°C?! Jesus christ! When I heard people here talking about hot brakes, I thought it was around 150°C!

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by trent768
Tue Apr 05, 2022 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 33695

Re: Condor launch new livery

The Condor aircraft will be wearing stripes in five colours in the future. According to the airline, the colours and design are "Inspired by parasols, bath towels and beach loungers" I didn't see that "questionable dark stain that you pretend you didn't see" in the livery, so I ...

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by trent768
Mon Apr 04, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 33695

Re: Condor launch new livery

Sooo, is it white with green stripes or green with white stripes?

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by trent768
Sun Mar 20, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 229
Views: 61325

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

What they need to do is to order A321LR/XLR and use it to replace all their widebody operations. And start doing partnership with Emirates for their European network and shelved the Amsterdam route. Good idea. GA needs to look for additional airline partner and now Etihad is also nearing bankrupt t...

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by trent768
Tue Mar 08, 2022 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air looks to rebrand
Replies: 130
Views: 40774

Re: Korean Air looks to rebrand

If they actually went through with the plan, their social media accounts' reply section would be a delight to watch. Korean netizens are rather famous for harsh comments towards something that they don't like and I suspect many Koreans will not be happy with the change.

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by trent768
Sun Feb 20, 2022 8:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had
Replies: 45
Views: 5001

Re: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had

Oh, I had a lot of them when I was a kid! 1. Every airline was named after a country. So PanAm was Panamanian and Cathay was, well, belong to the super real country named Cathay in the Pacific! 2. When a plane rotates, it's because there's a set of wheel on a lever that pops up from the belly. The i...

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by trent768
Sun Feb 20, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The destination you have flown to from the most airports
Replies: 38
Views: 2849

Re: The destination you have flown to from the most airports

Hometown aside (CGK and HLP):
ARN: LGW, UME, HEL, DOH
UPG: MDC, DJJ, TIM, GTO
HEL: TXL, HKG, ARN

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by trent768
Mon Feb 07, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airport System before CDG?
Replies: 16
Views: 3528

Re: Paris Airport System before CDG?

I seem to remember that TWA fought with everything that had to remain at Orly as well. There were some international flights, I believe, that were allowed to remain with Air France at Orly, but no one else could remain there. TWA thought this was extremely unfair, but in the end was "forced&qu...

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by trent768
Sat Jan 29, 2022 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots raise alarm at Qatar Airways for doctored hours, hidden fatigue
Replies: 55
Views: 13576

Re: Qatar Airways back under the spotlight-This time Doctored hours and Fatigued crew

Don't they get most their crew from poorer countries desperate for work? These people are not going to speak up, its up to countries with actual standards to ban them from their airspace until they allow international inspectors to oversee crew safety. I've only had 6 flights with QR/EK and IIRC, 3...

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by trent768
Wed Dec 22, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Airport brawl last night
Replies: 51
Views: 9065

Re: Miami Airport brawl last night

Hmmm ,what would happen to the individual if this happened in Singapore? Istanbul? Dubai? Beijing? Hong Kong? There was a Brit with an expired visa who slapped an immigration officer in the face in DPS and everything was caught on tape. The officer was calm because he knows well that everything was...

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by trent768
Wed Dec 22, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 229
Views: 61325

Re: Updated: Garuda forced into Court debt restructuring process

Reported GA will only maintain service to 5 international markets in 2022 as it will "shrink to survive" Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and one yet-to-be-determined city in China have made the cut along with Jeddah once pilgrimage services are allowed again. Previous ‘flagship’ destinati...

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by trent768
Sun Dec 12, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 229
Views: 61325

Re: Updated: Garuda forced into Court debt restructuring process

^ I think they would just pump more money into the airlines. They probably put pressure on the creditors so they could minimize the damages. There goes my tax money again... They really need to crackdown the union if they wanted to survive. For some context, there's been a suspicion that the union ...

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by trent768
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 years without Trans World Airlines
Replies: 148
Views: 19866

Re: 20 years without Trans World Airlines

Did TW still operates the Tristars from LAX/JFK/DFW around 95/96?? My dad had a summer course in Dallas and traveled to NY/LA on AA after the program. He told 5 y.o. me once he got home that AA had this cool plane called the Super 80 that could reverse with its own power (I later found out that it w...

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by trent768
Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1182 arrives at MIA from GUA with stowaway
Replies: 19
Views: 6953

Re: AA1182 arrives at MIA from GUA with stowaway

Purely speaking from a security/safety perspective, I think this should help: 1. A mandatory aircraft's orifices walk-around check by the pilots right before push back. 2. Only sending aircraft equipped with wheel well cover and seal the cover with some sort of tamper-free tape carried onboard. Not ...

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by trent768
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde droop nose design question
Replies: 14
Views: 3178

Re: Concorde droop nose design question

The right-hand picture (1994) shows Position 3, ... The left-hand picture (2002) shows Position 1, ... Detailed info and drawings can be found on the excellent Concorde SST site: https://www.concordesst.com/nose.html Ah. What an amazing technical design. I was not expecting an articulated visor con...

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by trent768
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 390
Views: 53327

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

To me, the problem with the 380 wasn't that the market went away it's that it consolidated into one (1) carrier (Emirates). The expected plan was for BA, LH, AF, KL to order for conx over their hubs to the middle east & India. It was also expecting to se Qantas and Asian carriers to order more ...

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by trent768
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scheduled airline service to strictly military use bases
Replies: 42
Views: 6056

Re: Scheduled airline service to strictly military use bases

In Indonesia, I believe MLG/Malang fits the description. It was located in Abdulrachman Saleh AFB, home of the IAF Hercules and Super Tucano. Up until a few years ago, passenger must go through military checkpoint before entering the terminal. When I say terminal, it was a small building owned by th...

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by trent768
Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brussels Airlines New Livery
Replies: 234
Views: 57989

Re: Brussels Airlines “New Chapter”

Boavida wrote:
The new logo:

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Source: Aviation24.be

Full presentation of the new brand identity and livery on November 18.

Any reason/story/philosophy behind the bigger dots?

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by trent768
Tue Nov 09, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and VS A350’s simultaneously depart LHR to celebrate opening of US
Replies: 38
Views: 9740

Re: BA and VS A350’s simultaneously depart LHR to celebrate opening of US

Today was about welcoming UK, European, and other foreign travelers from certain countries back to the USA for the first time since the pandemic began. Americans have been able to travel overseas in some cases but it has not been reciprocal--most non-U.S. citizens have not been able to travel here....

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by trent768
Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and VS A350’s simultaneously depart LHR to celebrate opening of US
Replies: 38
Views: 9740

Re: BA and VS A350’s simultaneously depart LHR to celebrate opening of US

Pardon my ignorance, but who was traveling on these US-LHR flights prior to today’s reopening? Was it thru passengers connecting to other countries? Today was about welcoming UK, European, and other foreign travelers from certain countries back to the USA for the first time since the pandemic began...

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by trent768
Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow: Luggage belt filled with frozen fish crates
Replies: 29
Views: 7100

Re: Heathrow: Luggage belt filled with frozen fish crates

I got off a Merpati 737-200 from Darwin to Kupang (Indonesia) many years ago and half of a cow carcass came around on the belt, neatly wrapped in clear plastic. Also, flights from tropical Broome in Western Australia often have boxes of mangoes (as does the post office!) when they are in season, be...

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by trent768
Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Startup plans to electrify BAe146 plane
Replies: 27
Views: 5878

Re: Startup plans to electrify BAe146 plane

Interesting, I have to wonder if it would be possible to run a 146 as a hybrid, 2 jet and 2 electric with the jet engines charging batteries. Yes, I was thinking about this as well. The battery technology on an aircraft is currently on its early stage, I imagine it's similar to how huge a 5MB hard ...

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by trent768
Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 100748

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

x1234 wrote:
The only major city in Western Europe missing EK is HEL. They outsource it to FlyDubai but there is passenger and cargo demand for a 77W.

Yes, feels a bit weird that EK doesn't fly to HEL yet and letting QR grabbed all the traffic. Maybe once the 787 arrives?

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by trent768
Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: what airlines did boeing thought would get the 747 8?
Replies: 37
Views: 4568

Re: what airlines did boeing thought would get the 747 8?

Since they forecasted 300 aircraft, I wonder if they thought the airliner who already ordered it would take their option (lufthansa with 20 aircraft in option per example) or if emirates would get some of them since they were interested by it at some point (they got pitch in 2014 for 100 aircraft) ...

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by trent768
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 "MaxPax" Cabin (Y188)?
Replies: 35
Views: 6016

Re: Airbus A320 "MaxPax" Cabin (Y188)?

I would hate to be the passengers in that last row, “cocoon partition” or not. Basically in galley with the nearest window two rows ahead of you. As for why the front is 30” as you mention it is due to exit spacing between the front exit and overwings (where seats can’t obstruct doors). If they wen...

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by trent768
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 354
Views: 65461

Re: SQ (Singapore Airlines) Launching SIN-YVR

SQ will also announce a new route to Europe. Very much the same type of destination as YVR. So it could either be: A. VFR heavy B. Cold and/or gloomy weather Not an expert on A, but for B it might be OSL, GOT, LED, or DUB. OSL is a pretty safe bet. GOT house many Swedish industrial companies HQ, bu...

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by trent768
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines in Stockholm
Replies: 6
Views: 1714

Re: Brussels Airlines in Stockholm

Bromma is kind of like LCY. Those who use it love it but those who don’t know about it don’t think to use it. It depends where you live in Stockholm. If in Solna, Bromma or even city centre it’s very convenient. It also has a direct tram link now which really helps. The Arlanda express is expensive...

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by trent768
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 794
Views: 157614

Re: Eurowings with ARN base

How bad is SAS? Just curious. Interesting to see the reactions above In Swedish domestic flight, they're basically a pricier DY with free hot drinks in my opinion. AY short haul is basically the same with SK, but sometime they can be much cheaper if you don't mind the long transfer. But HEL is a ni...

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by trent768
Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 166
Views: 18738

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

That sounds super weird. As if the cops asked us "a'ight, what do you guys wants us to do to the robbers? Come on now, don't be shy!". I'm not an American so I don't really know how the system works. But for me it looks like that the government asked the big business to set up rules that w...

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by trent768
Mon Aug 30, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about cockpit audio warning
Replies: 8
Views: 1360

Question about cockpit audio warning

I was watching some windshear videos on YouTube and then I started thinking: would additional audio warning be helpful in reducing pilot error or just pilot load in general? Let say that a pilot lower their flaps to 15, then there's a "FLAP DOWN 15" audio warning just to remind the pilot t...

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by trent768
Mon Aug 30, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Size of speed brakes[spoilers] on airliners?
Replies: 14
Views: 2054

Re: Size of speed brakes[spoilers] on airliners?

On the 777, not only do they all deploy at different times, but there's the one spoiler panel on each wing that deploys at a smaller angle compared to the rest. I wonder how they determine that. I can't tell you what they were thinking... but the spoiler/speedbrake schedule is actually quite wild o...

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by trent768
Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Goods are Shipped by Air
Replies: 63
Views: 9610

Re: What Goods are Shipped by Air

I've seen styrofoam boxes with Thai Cargo stickers on almost every Asian store back in Sweden. Probably filled with all kind of spices, leaves, and roots. I've also saw a car being loaded to my AMS bound A380's belly in DXB. IIRC, GA also shipped several McLarens inside their 77W from the UK to thei...

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by trent768
Thu Aug 19, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Wingtip strobes
Replies: 19
Views: 2847

Re: A320 Wingtip strobes

Does an activated strobe lights on the ground is a sign that a plane is cleared for take off? Because I noticed it on 2 occasions: 1. Red-eye CGK-DXB on EK's 77W at 0100. We were the only one taxiing and the pilots turned on the strobe while we were still on the taxiway. Like 80% down the path. We t...

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by trent768
Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the 2nd gen 777 have any exterior lighting differences from 1st gen?
Replies: 8
Views: 2010

Re: Does the 2nd gen 777 have any exterior lighting differences from 1st gen?

There are exterior LED retrofits available for the 777, unsure if Boeing ever made changes to factory production. The 737 lights were actually upgraded during the NG’s run in 2015. For me, it's the easiest way to found out how new the NG is, by looking at the wing strobe. If it's blink slowly, then...

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by trent768
Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which realistic routes do you want to see announced?
Replies: 70
Views: 10690

Re: Which realistic routes do you want to see announced?

AY HEL-CGK HEL-DPS Reasonable price, great service, and (geographically) provides the shortest distance to Europe. Not to mention that HEL is, for me, the most convenient airport to transfer that I've ever visited. DY ARN-BKK/SGN-DPS Lots of Swedes that I've met in Sweden are actually really wanting...

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by trent768
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?
Replies: 21
Views: 6090

Re: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?

Not a pilot, but as a passenger, it's from BDO (Bandung) to HLP (Jakarta-Halim). It's around 10-15 mins from stand to stand. It was so short that I think that the "crusing" altitude was probably around FL050-060. It was so fun watching all the traffic jam at the Jakarta-Bandung toll road f...

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by trent768
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 Tire Replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 6323

Re: A321 Tire Replacement

One dumb question: does airline usually equipped their aircraft with spare tires whenever they fly to an outstation? Might cost them some money in weight and potential cargo space, but it'll really helpful in a case like this. CMIIW, I heard that airlines are actually friendly to each other in terms...

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by trent768
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT
Replies: 63
Views: 14440

Re: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT

Excellent idea -well done Finnair They must have decades of data on travel and customers from ARN and their fantastic Asian crews are hard to beat Surprisingly, on my AY/CX HEL-HKG-CGK flight, AY managed to nail the Asian meal better than CX! Not to mention the superiority of their A359 compared to...

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by trent768
Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: For flight loggers: What is your longest unbroken list of different airlines flown?
Replies: 29
Views: 3276

Re: For flight loggers: What is your longest unbroken list of different airlines flown?

Does connecting flight with a same booking code counts? If so, then: 07/18 SK2031 UME-ARN 73G 07/18 DY4005 ARN-UME 738 12/19 AY820/099 ARN-HEL-HKG 321/359 12/19 CX797 HKG-CGK 77W 02/20 JT815 MLG-CGK 738 12/20 QG161 CGK-MLG 320 Then the streaks stopped since i flew QG again for the return flight to C...

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by trent768
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cleared to land
Replies: 16
Views: 2617

Re: Cleared to land

On a related note, how low can an aircraft continue their approach until a landing clearance is given? I don't remember the title, but I saw a youtube video where an aircraft on final was given the expect late landing clearance notice at LHR. It was last second indeed, since the GPWS yelled "mi...

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by trent768
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Orders Four A330-800neos
Replies: 87
Views: 16452

Re: Garuda Indonesia Orders Four A330-800neos

I'm not surprised if they even spend much more than 10k. Bali is ridiculously expensive pre covid. Heck, if you're Indonesian, you could make a weekend gate away to Thailand for the same price or even less. Things are 180° in covid era. A lot of my friends (late 20s startup/corporate slave) could e...

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