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by JamesAlice
Wed May 15, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 464
Views: 125489

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

How long does it take to test? Is it something that runs 24/7?

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by JamesAlice
Thu May 09, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 723
Views: 283340

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Jesus i'm sweating after that post! Excellent Mario.

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by JamesAlice
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD
Replies: 54
Views: 9953

Re: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD

Looks like he's having a hoot.

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by JamesAlice
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 723
Views: 283340

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Hurry up and get that bloody EY and BA frame painted. I can’t wait any longer!!

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by JamesAlice
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 271
Views: 57280

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

I noticed quite a few TUI 737 Max 8's parked remotely, near the airport pub the other day. Around 4 of them.

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by JamesAlice
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 24735

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019

I thought EK had taken their last frame? They even made a song and dance about it?

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by JamesAlice
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?
Replies: 107
Views: 16535

Re: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?

I actively go out of my way to fly Emirates, particularly if it's an A380. I always fly in J. I once flew with EY as it was cheaper, and it was an absolute disaster (They weren't even using EY planes) - All I could think of was how I wish i'd paid the extra and flew what I knew. I'll be really sad t...

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by JamesAlice
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 271
Views: 57280

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

I saw the CX A350-1000 departing when I was in the T1 lounge last week. What an amazing looking plane! It's massive.

Why is there some doubt about the new T2 Pier?

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by JamesAlice
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 84229

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

Really? I thought the fuselage was all carbon fibre as well?

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by JamesAlice
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 84229

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

Every time I see more of this plane I run around the room flapping my arms above my head with sheer excitement. Always loved the 77W and this looks like it'll be very tasty indeed.

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by JamesAlice
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 106008

Re: MAN news - 2018

Are VS planning to operate any of the A350’s from MAN?

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by JamesAlice
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 281
Views: 74566

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Stitch, Lightsaber, LA704 - Thank you for your responses :bigthumbsup:

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by JamesAlice
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 281
Views: 74566

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Somebody may be able to answer this for me - Why is it that the Freighter only comes in the 200ER/LR Fuselage length, and not the same length as the 77W? Was it just the requirement of the market or a technical issue?

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by JamesAlice
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA agent accidentally packs gun in lunch box.
Replies: 27
Views: 3691

Re: TSA agent accidentally packs gun in lunch box.

I once accidentally packed a whole packet of chocolate biscuits in to my lunch box.

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by JamesAlice
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jet2 EDI-VIE on 31 year-old 737 - Really pleasant surprise!
Replies: 9
Views: 5743

Re: Jet2 EDI-VIE on 31 year-old 737 - Really pleasant surprise!

I flew with them in July and the 752 I was on had Chinese writing in the toilet and under the seatbelt signs!

Did a quick check and the frame was ex China Southern. It did make me smile!

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by JamesAlice
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..
Replies: 351
Views: 76754

Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

I'd be interested to hear anything in relation to the T2 expansion :)

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by JamesAlice
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EK J Class IFE
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: EK J Class IFE

Thank you for your responses. That answers my question :)

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by JamesAlice
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EK J Class IFE
Replies: 3
Views: 360

EK J Class IFE

Hi, next week I am flying EK from MAN-HKG in J class and the equipment is an A380 all the way there and back. I'm just wondering, as I cannot remember, is there any ports to connect a laptop to where I can watch my own content on the IFE screen? Or a similar thing from say an iPad or an iPhone? I ha...

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by JamesAlice
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now
Replies: 189
Views: 47988

Re: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now

Last week at my work, we were a little bit quieter than usual so a few days instead of ten vans being out doing deliveries there were eight.

The other 2 of them were in the yard parked up. This week all 10 are back on the road.

It's mad how these things happen.

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by JamesAlice
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Doris hits UK
Replies: 30
Views: 3880

Re: Storm Doris hits UK

Maybe that's why they've decided to divert. I'm not an expert but can't see them having more than 3 hours worth of fuel for holding?

The Virgin 744 is still in holding so no doubt they don't have any fuel constraints having already diverted once.

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by JamesAlice
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Doris hits UK
Replies: 30
Views: 3880

Re: Storm Doris hits UK

EK17 just hit the divert button too.

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by JamesAlice
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Doris hits UK
Replies: 30
Views: 3880

Re: Storm Doris hits UK

QR27 has diverted.

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by JamesAlice
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Doris hits UK
Replies: 30
Views: 3880

Re: Storm Doris hits UK

B747forever wrote:
And EK17 just went around!


It's heading for the hold by the looks of things over where I am, with yet another Easyjet flight. Cloud ceiling is pretty low so don't think i'll catch a glimpse.

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by JamesAlice
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Doris hits UK
Replies: 30
Views: 3880

Re: Storm Doris hits UK

I'm just north of MAN and there's both a Ryanair and Easyjet flight holding over my workplace, it is bad! Noticed EK17 holding on FR24.

Is it not the same weather down at LGW right now?

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by JamesAlice
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1530243

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Hi Karel, some very interesting updates. Just to appease my curiosity; the Delta frame you've posted the photo of, at what point of the build process is this currently up to? And how far away is it say from RTO testing for example?

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by JamesAlice
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thomas Cook Hand Luggage
Replies: 3
Views: 2747

Re: Thomas Cook Hand Luggage

It's luck of the draw I think. In my experience (With some other airlines) you get around the limit for the simple fact that they do not check it. I have seen though people being selected for weighing at the gate itself on some scales. This was at Palma airport. Occasionally, they may also ask you w...

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by JamesAlice
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA A380 to MIA?
Replies: 3
Views: 592

BA A380 to MIA?

Hi, I've been checking the BA website for flights to MIA for a planned trip there in July on holiday. I was looking to go with AA on the new 777-300ER J class they have. I noticed however, BA advertising that their A380 is used on the MIA route. However, when I check this on the booking pages the de...

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by JamesAlice
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA Business Class: JFK-LHR-JFK (w/pics)
Replies: 14
Views: 11625

Re: AA Business Class: JFK-LHR-JFK (w/pics)

Sorry for the double post, I'm just wondering what your opinion would be on the AA seat for travelling with a partner. Is it best to take a window seat and the opposite seat in the middle? Or to take the two middle seats?


Thanks in advance!

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by JamesAlice
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA Business Class: JFK-LHR-JFK (w/pics)
Replies: 14
Views: 11625

Re: AA Business Class: JFK-LHR-JFK (w/pics)

I'm flying to MIA out of LHR in July and was deciding whether to pay extra and go with BA. But I've decided i'll give AA a try as I know it to be the 77W i'll be flying on with the Cirrus seats which look great.

Thanks for the TR!

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by JamesAlice
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..
Replies: 351
Views: 76754

Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

Possibly, but it was always the case that it was more expensive. Even before the IAH route was introduced.

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by JamesAlice
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qatar Airways | A350 | Business Class | BOS - DOH - BOS Part 2
Replies: 10
Views: 6845

Re: Qatar Airways | A350 | Business Class | BOS - DOH - BOS Part 2

Thanks for the report, really informative and would definitely help somebody (Such as myself) who's yet to fly QR as to whether I'd give them a shot. I had mixed opinions on EY's J class and I've been using EK again since. The A350 looks really nice though! Shame about your connecting flight, it sou...

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by JamesAlice
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..
Replies: 351
Views: 76754

Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

I saw the Saudia 787-9 landing at MAN a few weeks ago. Really nice looking bird!

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by JamesAlice
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A320 NEO off the runway at CDG
Replies: 32
Views: 8739

Re: LH A320 NEO off the runway at CDG

My thought are with everybody on board and their families.

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by JamesAlice
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..
Replies: 351
Views: 76754

Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

MAN is my local and I travel to Indonesia yearly on business, normally via Singapore. I'd love to take the direct flight SQ are offering, but Christ almighty it's almost double the price in J than it is compared with EK (My usual choice), EY or QR. What gives with such a hike? SQ J is a closer comp...

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by JamesAlice
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..
Replies: 351
Views: 76754

Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

MAN is my local and I travel to Indonesia yearly on business, normally via Singapore. I'd love to take the direct flight SQ are offering, but Christ almighty it's almost double the price in J than it is compared with EK (My usual choice), EY or QR.

What gives with such a hike?

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by JamesAlice
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snake on plane caused EK flight cancellation
Replies: 5
Views: 1712

Re: Snake on plane caused EK flight cancellation

I'm surprised nobody has thought to make a film about this sort of thing happening.

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by JamesAlice
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the most iconic route for an aircraft type?
Replies: 37
Views: 3210

Re: What is the most iconic route for an aircraft type?

Auckland Airport and the amount of EK A380 traffic they get, I do appreciate they end up there sort of indirectly from DXB however. I remember a picture not long ago and there was 4 lined up on the stands.

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by JamesAlice
Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad overtaking Emirates?
Replies: 63
Views: 13629

Re: Etihad overtaking Emirates?

In my experience of EY the different level of product quality is a big problem in J class. Across 4 aircraft I have had 4 totally different products (From the ridiculous to the sublime). Transfers at T1 is a bit of a problem at AUH and the J class lounge in T1 is a joke. The new lounge in T3 however...

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by JamesAlice
Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus schedules A350-1000 first flight for 24 November
Replies: 210
Views: 32528

Re: Airbus schedules A350-1000 first flight for 24 November

https://twitter.com/Airbus


The last time I saw something this sexual it was on my wedding night.
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KarelXWB wrote:
And some in flight photos:

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https://twitter.com/Airbus


The last time I saw something this sexual it was on my wedding night.

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by JamesAlice
Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus schedules A350-1000 first flight for 24 November
Replies: 210
Views: 32528

Re: Airbus schedules A350-1000 first flight for 24 November

I was wondering, why is it that the initial phase is carried out with the gear down? Are they looking to test the performance with the drag it creates? I think it's just for safety reasons. If something happens and they need to return to the airport for an emergency landing asap and the gear doesn'...

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by JamesAlice
Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Etihad A350 routes?
Replies: 26
Views: 7901

Re: Possible Etihad A350 routes?

JordanTranter wrote:
Is it possible that Etihad may start services to Birmingham (U.K.) once they start to receive more A350s?


Personally I don't think this would work as EK are already heavily involved at BHX. "This town ain't big enough for the both of us" springs to mind.

Maybe Glasgow?

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by JamesAlice
Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus schedules A350-1000 first flight for 24 November
Replies: 210
Views: 32528

Re: Airbus schedules A350-1000 first flight for 24 November

I was wondering, why is it that the initial phase is carried out with the gear down? Are they looking to test the performance with the drag it creates?

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by JamesAlice
Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Etihad A350 routes?
Replies: 26
Views: 7901

Re: Possible Etihad A350 routes?

Its great that they are constantly updating their product, but it certainly means passengers will notice a significant difference when they fly on one of their older aircraft. Unfortunately this is the case sadly. This year I've had two very different experiences with EY flying in J Class. In Febru...

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by JamesAlice
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Turkish Airlines J seat configuration on A321
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: Turkish Airlines J seat configuration on A321

I fly TK regular in J on MAN to IST and while you've still got the chance of the old configuration you're more than likely to get the new A321 setup which is a 2+2 with wonderful food and seats! I haven't got the old config now for a good 3 years and they seem to put the newest planes on such routes...

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by JamesAlice
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Etihad - From The Stunningly Sublime (First Apartment) to the Shockingly Dreadful (Business)
Replies: 20
Views: 13296

Re: Etihad - From The Stunningly Sublime (First Apartment) to the Shockingly Dreadful (Business)

I'm glad people are speaking up more about J on EY. It's bloody awful unless you get the A380! I completely agree I took a flight back to MAN from HKG in April with EY purely based on the fact it was £1k cheaper than taking the Emirates flight. WHat a poor decision it turned out to be, I was put on ...

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by JamesAlice
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Miserable Flights
Replies: 51
Views: 7717

Re: Miserable Flights

I booked a flight in May with EY from HKG-AUH-MAN in J Class. Having had really good experiences with them before, preferring their 777 to EK's I was absolutely horrified when an Air Seychelles A330 rolled up at the gate and we were ushered in to it. Worst J class ever. And the lumbar support in my ...

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