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by Scinfaxi
Sat May 11, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Closing and Opening of Aircraft Doors
Replies: 14
Views: 3984

Re: Closing and Opening of Aircraft Doors

The first guy looks like he's just confirming with himself that the door is closed flush and that no seals are sticking out etc. Visual confirmation like that is done on the hold doors too at my outfit.

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by Scinfaxi
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IATA delay definition
Replies: 5
Views: 1432

Re: IATA delay definition

I've only ever seen four times used. Land. Inblock (STA). Offblock (STD). Airborne. Probs got other names in different airports. Then what do the departure and arrival time really mean? As far as I was concerned STD and STA are akin to Scheduled Offblock Time and Scheduled Inblock Time. We are techn...

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by Scinfaxi
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair enhances hand luggage policy
Replies: 42
Views: 3825

Re: Ryanair enhances hand luggage policy

How is gate-checking 50-100 suitcases going to make the process faster? In any case, I'd expect delays to increase! Agree! Whereas before we would take around 40-50 gate bags for a booked load of over 180. We'd now be taking up to around 120 depending on load I reckon. I only ever see about 10-30 p...

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by Scinfaxi
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Employee Critically Injured by Spinning Prop
Replies: 13
Views: 6038

Re: United Employee Critically Injured by Spinning Prop

Not really sure how this happens. Before you approach any aircraft, it's chocked, engines are shut down/props come to a stop and you are given the thumbs up by the marshaller after the anti collision light/beacon has been switched off by the Captain.

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by Scinfaxi
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet bumps unaccompanied minor
Replies: 51
Views: 6028

Re: EasyJet bumps unaccompanied minor

Easyjet doesn't do a UMNR service. Anyone over 14 can travel. So as far as they're concerned, he's just another passenger.

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by Scinfaxi
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This is why everything should stop on the ramp during storms
Replies: 13
Views: 7631

Re: This is why everything should stop on the ramp during storms

I'm aware of docking systems. But not aware of any airport that allows ground handling/PAX movement without chocks being inserted by ground staff (as they're inside waiting out the storm) ☺

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by Scinfaxi
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest and Smallest Passenger Aircraft Serving Your Local Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 6672

Re: Largest and Smallest Passenger Aircraft Serving Your Local Airport

I work at NQY. Largest aircraft is Ryanair 737-800 (189 seats). Smallest aircraft is Isles of Scilly Skybus Britten-Norman Islander (8 seats). We see 757s, 767s, 787s and A330s for training regularly but we don't have any scheduled flights with them.

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by Scinfaxi
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: baggage loading question
Replies: 10
Views: 3875

Re: baggage loading question

"TSA will break locks and zippers thru this process if they feel a bag has to be looked over."

Weird. Where I work, you have to have the passenger present for a Level 4 search.

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by Scinfaxi
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: aircraft cleaning
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Re: aircraft cleaning

Where I work, the based aircraft receives a external cabin tidy on turnaround at home base and cabin crew tidy at outstations. The external cabin tidy involves emptying the seat pockets of any rubbish, replenishing any sick bags, menu inserts, magazines etc (safety card should be at the front), cros...

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by Scinfaxi
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can a cancelled boarding pass get you through TSA?
Replies: 10
Views: 2934

Re: Can a cancelled boarding pass get you through TSA?

Short answer - no. If you can't provide sufficient proof (i.e. a boarding pass for a flight on that day) then you will be denied access into the Critical Part. Same goes for when you are airside and your flight is cancelled. In CAA land that would mean that you no longer have a sufficient reason to ...

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by Scinfaxi
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paying extra Money for Seating??
Replies: 36
Views: 4322

Re: Paying extra Money for Seating??

Obviously i would prefer seat reservations for free on all airlines... Right :D Can you imagine the amount of ballast that stations would have to buy to make aircraft like Q400s/CRJs etc trim properly because everyone has this obsession with seated at the front? :D Not to mention the extra fuel pen...

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by Scinfaxi
Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PIA Staff Sacrifice Goat on Ramp as Prayer for Safety of ATR42s
Replies: 42
Views: 7156

Re: PIA Staff Sacrifice Goat on Ramp as Prayer for Safety of ATR42s

If they think sacrificing a goat aids maintenance and safety checks then they should probably rethink their strategy :)

Edit: above poster has said pretty much what I wanted to say.

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by Scinfaxi
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Pakistan: PIA Flight 661
Replies: 56
Views: 18711

Re: PIA ATR from Chitral to Islamabad 'missing'

Those are chilling pictures. My thoughts go to all affected.

Quick question - in the link in post #1, there's a picture of the passenger manifest with seats. All the ATR42s I've worked with have rows 1 - 13. But these passengers have seats like 30C and 26J etc!?

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by Scinfaxi
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft are substituted last-minute, seat allocations?
Replies: 17
Views: 2363

Re: Aircraft are substituted last-minute, seat allocations?

We've had a few changes from Q400s to E75s or E95s and vice versa (all Y seating) so 78/88/118 seats. The system, when you ship assign, automatically reaccommodates checked in passengers to the same seat (unless the new seat is an emergency exit row when it wasn't on previous aircraft). I'd refund a...

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by Scinfaxi
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why board from just one door?
Replies: 71
Views: 8269

Re: Why board from just one door?

EasyJet and Ryanair are only 20 years ahead of you on this one! Agreed :D We used to struggle turning EZY A320s around in 25 minutes as the crew often took a while to tidy aircraft and perform security checks...but it was doable. We had an Aviramp on the front and stairs on the rear. RYR 738s have ...

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by Scinfaxi
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Impact of 1.5ton of moving cargo on A320.
Replies: 21
Views: 4519

Re: Impact of 1.5ton of moving cargo on A320.

I dispatched a charter P7 A320 with bag split.... .1/559.3/1397.4/517....advised Captain that there was no hold net between compartment 3 and 4. (There was just a net between 4 and 5 and the door net obviously) and he said it wasn't normal but can be dispatched like that. It came back the following ...

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by Scinfaxi
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird routing HEL-Canaries
Replies: 4
Views: 1460

Re: Weird routing HEL-Canaries

Some airlines routing to Canaries go via the Tango routes. T9. T213 and T16. Which I believe is part of oceanic procedures and also slightly cheaper for en-route fees.

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