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by Blankbarcode
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1037
Views: 164607

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

https://twitter.com/beggi_north/status/ ... 96904?s=20

"Inaugural flight in October, from the new base at IAD to KEF! Also focusing on air cargo. Mentions the icelandic fish export. cargo build up at KEF"
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Interesting development, seems they've risen

https://twitter.com/beggi_north/status/ ... 96904?s=20

"Inaugural flight in October, from the new base at IAD to KEF! Also focusing on air cargo. Mentions the icelandic fish export. cargo build up at KEF"

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 9528

Re: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations

If the old WOW Air model did not work, why should it work now? It arguably *did* work, until the A330s and overexpansion happened. I think if they let things stew for a few years like how they initially did they'd see better results. Lord knows Iceland's economy could use it, and so could my wallet...

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure
Replies: 47
Views: 9517

Re: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure

AMS has been in the (local) news time and time again, they're really dropping the ball and as a passenger the experience has only gotten worse. I really hope they manage to get things on track because this has been going on for years.

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA
Replies: 30
Views: 5925

Re: S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA

Armadillo1 wrote:
how much pitch middle seat take from behind row?


If it's implemented throughout the entire aircraft, I'd assume not at all? Though I wonder how significant it is while pertaining to the emergency exits

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA
Replies: 30
Views: 5925

S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA

https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2019/07/23/faa-approves-new-middle-seat-design/ Looks like the S1 seat designs that were making the rounds not too long ago with a larger recessed middle seat that the aisle seat can be slid over have been approved by the FAA. What's interesting to m...

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 13937

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

Last night I was traveling on a DL A321, and noticed that at door 2L and 2R the seats in the row in front of the exit (I believe row 12) were partially blocking the door. The back of the seat came to approximately the window of the exit door, roughly covering 1/3 of the door and exit. How is this l...

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches 100th Anniversary
Replies: 33
Views: 6384

Re: KLM launches 100th Anniversary

Update: they are adding the 100 year stickers to other aircraft as well. Spotted an Embraer wearing one and a 747. Would post photos, but not too sure how it works here.

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana De Aviacion Brand New ATR 72-600
Replies: 11
Views: 3413

Re: Cubana De Aviacion Brand New ATR 72-600

Good for them! It looks stunning.

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 18396

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

If it was a SpaceJet order (there's NO WAY), I think this entire board would implode

I'd like to see it though!

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air/ Canadian North Merger Approved
Replies: 11
Views: 2278

Re: Fiest Air/ Canadian north Merger Approved

Have we already heard what they're planning in terms of livery and branding?

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 28082

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

One thing I keep noticing about myself reading this, is how my first instinct is to side with the pilots and assume something just went terribly wrong (midair collision with a Malay military jet tearing open the cockpit window, fire on board, etc etc), but the home simulator has always perplexed me....

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by Blankbarcode
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 21091

Re: Flybe update

There also seems to be a lot of passengers who were allowed to travel one way with the bag and then told on the return that it’s too big. Either use the rules or don’t. My wife fell victim to this. The bag was the same outbound as inbound. During her stay in the UK the baggage policy changed, she r...

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by Blankbarcode
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 53371

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Absolutely no sympathy for Boeing for sitting on this for too long when they writing has been on the wall for the past decade. Congrats to Airbus with their success in the type, and to American if the rumor turns out true! I still feel it's not truly a 757 replacement, but I don't think something li...

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by Blankbarcode
Mon May 06, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142748

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

If everyone sitting on the windows side of the right hand side of the aircraft behind row 10 died, then how come we have that aircraft interior video showing the right hand side of the aircraft? That video was shoot overwing I really hope this passenger survived, but he also could have live streame...

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by Blankbarcode
Mon May 06, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8922

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

The industry has got itself into a crazy situation with their pricing model being wrong. :checkmark: :checkmark: The cargo bays are designed for the everything-but-kitchen-sink luggage regimens... the carryon bins are not. I've always said it was crazy to charge for 1st-bag, but have carryon free. ...

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by Blankbarcode
Mon May 06, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142748

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

The original in-cabin video of the right side may very well be the view of one of the last people to get out given how far back they were. Really scary thought. Also note how some smoke was already present just as the aircraft stopped in that video. I think there are elements of truth in everything ...

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by Blankbarcode
Sun May 05, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142748

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Video is surfacing showing a bounced landing caused the fire

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by Blankbarcode
Sun May 05, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142748

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

I saw the video on twitter before coming here, it really made my heart sink!! I'm glad it seems everyone made it out, the flames are incredible. I'm glad the front doors were clear of the fire. I don't know what to believe in terms of initial reports on what was going on, but if they really did surv...

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by Blankbarcode
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 83
Views: 10899

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

Here's my issue, working as a service agent and seeing these kinds of situations often (not daily, but certainly weekly) I *know* for a fact there are procedures for handling WCBD (w/ "Dry" Batteries). Passengers can take their batteries with them in the cabin while the wheelchair itself i...

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366180

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Notice those who are upset completely missed the point on the *first official message* from the airline itself that it was an evolution rather than a revolution, and that the globe was to stay. This site is admittedly decent for insider news and leaks, but not much else. I think most people got tha...

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366180

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Notice those who are upset completely missed the point on the *first official message* from the airline itself that it was an evolution rather than a revolution, and that the globe was to stay.

This site is admittedly decent for insider news and leaks, but not much else.

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366180

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

CARST wrote:
#EuroWhite ???

Where is the damn Gold? Oh my. Another uniform livery...


About that...

livery
/ˈlɪv(ə)ri/
noun
1.
a special uniform worn by a servant, an official, or a member of a City Company.
"yeomen of the guard wearing a royal red and gold livery"

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by Blankbarcode
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366180

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

It's honestly pretty embarrassing over the years to realize it was never quite the globe I hated but rather how they've been using it, especially the gold. I'm glad the gold will be done away with in any case! Albeit the barebones livery rendered or the grey belly with the swoop I think I'll be fair...

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1796
Views: 188611

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

How large of a gap left behind are we talking here? Here in AMS Jet Airways has a pretty large presence, I can only imagine India will feel it immensely? Unfamiliar with the entirety of Jet Airways' situation, sorry.

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR
Replies: 120
Views: 18525

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

Anything to bring a cheatline back is decent in my book. Don't know if it's related to their strategy but it almost looks more like a premium brand than an LCC, it's giving me a department store vibe. I'm sure contrary to our first thoughts that this took quite a while to develop and had some though...

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit livery question
Replies: 26
Views: 3509

Re: Spirit livery question

521NK is sporting the 2019 version if anyone is interested. Don't think there are any shots in the database yet. Correct, you can see it here: https://www.google.com/search?q=n521nk&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjy-_7B_cThAhVHZlAKHdaUDYYQ_AUIDigB&biw=1280&bih=578#imgr...

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366180

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

This (with the lighting over the globe) would be an improvement on the tail. Make it really look 3 dimensional: https://www.google.com/search?q=continental+airlines+2009+print+ad&safe=active&client=firefox-b-1-d&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=j04bqppHjHiD2M%253A%252C21-yuJL7R...

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1037
Views: 164607

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Would this be a perfect opportunity for a carrier like easyJet to start a transatlantic hub using KEF as a 'halfway' base? Common equipment available to the current fleet (less the 330s), would relieve any pressure (if there is any) on the current fleet during the summer. Maybe not quite on the sam...

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1037
Views: 164607

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

And just like that TATL from Western Europe got a little more expensive... Shoot

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by Blankbarcode
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL mishap @ EZE
Replies: 12
Views: 3923

Re: LEVEL mishap @ EZE

Pull the LEVEL Kronk!

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1037
Views: 164607

Re: WOW Air/Indigo talks collapse, talks with Icelandair started

Can we expect the original branding to survive or can we anticipate a change? I don't know if we'll see something like WOW by Icelandair or something completely different. I know Air Canada Rouge somehow works but I wonder how Icelandair actively eating into their own market will be beneficial eithe...

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1037
Views: 164607

Re: WOW Air/Indigo talks collapse, talks with Icelandair started

In case I'm missing something, what opportunities are there for Icelandair in acquiring WOW instead of letting them fizzle out?

That being said I've flown WOW many times and would hate to see them go, they were a great option for cheap Atlantic crossings to see my family

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366180

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Quick mock up based on your image: https://i.imgur.com/ut8nxU4.png I acutally really really love this one and feels closer to what United is probably planning when they say evolution. The gradient on the cheatline (?) is really nice too. As for the other blue head design recently posted, I'm really...

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 717845

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

EASA grounds all 737MAX-8 and -9

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 717845

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

The type of arrogance being displayed by the US carriers and regulators is going to cost lives. Mark my words, we'll be seeing the next incident with them if nothing is done about it. I hope it's not true of course, I just can't shake this grim feeling. Disclaimer: I'm not Boeing/American bashing, I...

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why create Level and not stick with Vueling?
Replies: 18
Views: 2674

Re: Why create Level and not stick with Vueling?

I believe I read something about how Vueling was a less marketable brand and name overall (since a lot of folks don't know how to pronounce it). Apparently, Level sounds like you could fly between any two points, while Vueling sounds inherently Spanish/Italian to most. Level also has the more direct...

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress/Renewed Interest in Boeing's SUGAR program?
Replies: 0
Views: 677

Progress/Renewed Interest in Boeing's SUGAR program?

Hi all, Saw a couple of recent articles touting Boeing's "new" SUGAR (Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research) wing concept. From what I know, the last I saw of this was back in 2010 or so. Has there been a new announcement/development regarding it? Or do these happen to just be random feat...

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by Blankbarcode
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TF-GAY now in the air flying KEF-DEL
Replies: 26
Views: 8915

Re: TF-GAY now in the air flying KEF-DEL

Honestly what are they thinking sending a pink aircraft with that registration to a conservative country like India? They weren't. The whole registration thing is just a gimmick to appeal to the sort of backpacking millennials which the airline tends to attract. As if to say "Hey, look at us, ...

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by Blankbarcode
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 156
Views: 39495

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

Looking at the images, I've wondered something. How is one supposed to open the main doors with the pressure of water preventing an outwards force? Worst thing I can imagine is them initially going inwards, then getting stuck as water pours in. I'd assume the slides would help, but they're not actua...

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 15461

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

Also, what routes can we start expecting?

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 15461

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

Let it be known they are 10000% percent welcome IMO, if they can also somehow come in with even slightly lower fares I'm all on board. Flying AA purely out of necessity and I'm ready for new players on the TATL markets.

Come to AMS!

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian sets date to begin domestic operations in Argentina
Replies: 50
Views: 5914

Re: Norwegian sets date to begin domestic operations in Argentina

Petty as it may be, I would really love to see Norwegian go under just to prevent a successful precedent of these silly antics convince others to follow suit.

The loss of competition isn't great, but I don't like the idea of the cruiseship industry tactics spreading to aviation.

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by Blankbarcode
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.
Replies: 76
Views: 11727

Re: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.

I'm certain that, depending on the circumstances of course, many others would have done the same in an emergency. We are talking about serious internal injury if you hold it in for too long, so I feel like denying her the exception to use the restroom was downright stupid. She seemed aware of her si...

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by Blankbarcode
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What type is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Re: What type is this.

Mooney M.20-L

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 7024

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

I actually work for a certain purple airline at AMS, and I can guarantee about 85% of the pax are transfer traffic only. KEF and Iceland in general seem to appeal more to the young individual backpacker than anything else so far. And I don't know, but we've been utilizing the A320/A321 more than any...

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by Blankbarcode
Thu May 31, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can "device" type ife be improved to make it closer to seatback ife?
Replies: 17
Views: 1396

Re: Can "device" type ife be improved to make it closer to seatback ife?

I definitely prefer built-in IFE just for the sake of less hassle. Everyone having their own devices set up, chargers dangling all over the place, the passenger at the window who wants to go to the bathroom tripping over the wire and pulling it down to the floor, the inevitable useless stories of pe...

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by Blankbarcode
Sun May 27, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Without Citywing, who is the current frontrunner at IOM?
Replies: 12
Views: 1536

Re: Without Citywing, who is the current frontrunner at IOM?

sevenair wrote:
If it were possible to dance on the grave on an airline, Citywing is one 'airline' whose grave I'd boogie on down on until the break of dawn.

We will never forget what you did. We will never forgive you.



I'm pretty unknowledgeable on the subject, what did they do?

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by Blankbarcode
Sun May 27, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Without Citywing, who is the current frontrunner at IOM?
Replies: 12
Views: 1536

Without Citywing, who is the current frontrunner at IOM?

Isle of Man airport originally had Manx2, then Citywing to take care of the majority of the 800,000 yearly pax. But since Citywing had bitten the dust last year, who has stepped forward to take over the majority of the movements? Net flight movements seem down 18.5%, so I wonder if anyone else had s...

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by Blankbarcode
Fri May 25, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 80917

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

Another survivor (40) succumbed to her injuries last night... The official death toll is now 112 and there is just one survivor left... Absolutely awful

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by Blankbarcode
Fri May 18, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 80917

Re: Plane down near HAV

Looking at FR27, there was a scheduled Cubana flight at 11AM to Holguin. Equipment: 737

Flight number CU972, unknown status atm

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