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by NearMiss
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 37942

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

I was wondering if Virgin had any plans on coming to SCL after LATAM's deal with Delta.

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by NearMiss
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International flights return to Buenos Aires AEP
Replies: 18
Views: 4314

Re: International flights return to Buenos Aires AEP

Oh goodie! I'll finally be able to land in Buenos Aires flying over the Estadio Monumental.

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by NearMiss
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211162

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

I work at a hotel here in Santiago, Chile. We usually get lots of chinese tourists during the year, using our hotel as a stop on their way to Easter Island. Since the outbreak, all the reservations coming from mainland China and Hong Kong we had for February and March got cancelled. Can't imagine wh...

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by NearMiss
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211162

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

Last thing Alitalia needed was this Coronavirus outbreak in Italy. Talk about bad luck!

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by NearMiss
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ariana Afghan Airlines issues RFP to purchase six planes
Replies: 11
Views: 2482

Re: Ariana Afghan Airlines issues RFP to purchase six planes

Uzbekistan Airways is selling two 2003-built 767s. How convenient.

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by NearMiss
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL suspends flights to MCO, SCL & UIO
Replies: 17
Views: 3064

Re: GOL suspends flights to MCO, SCL & UIO

Surprised to see a GRU - SCL route not doing well.

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by NearMiss
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-200LR, why was it not a success?
Replies: 51
Views: 9665

Re: Boeing 777-200LR, why was it not a success?

It is a niche airplane. I never saw too many airlines ordering it once it was announced because, back then, there weren't that many ULR routes that required it. But I don't see it as a failure. Most (All?) airlines that ordered it are still operating it. It allowed EK to go deeper into South America...

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by NearMiss
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: tail cones on MD-80s
Replies: 21
Views: 5620

Re: tail cones on MD-80s

What was the difference between having the tailcone and having the screwdriver on those MD80s? Was it related to performance?

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by NearMiss
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Probably a dumb question: Do chartered planes use jetways at airports?
Replies: 9
Views: 1644

Probably a dumb question: Do chartered planes use jetways at airports?

Are chartered planes (Tour companies or something) confined to just use parkings or are they allowed to use the jetways like regularly scheduled flights?

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by NearMiss
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A220 and LCY - JFK (BA001)
Replies: 20
Views: 8071

The A220 and LCY - JFK (BA001)

British Airways' sole A318 turned 10 this year.

Let's say BA operates it for 5 or 10 more years. How would they replace it? Maybe a higher MTOW A220?

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by NearMiss
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 54081

Re: Aegean new livery

Gotta thank the not white engines.

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by NearMiss
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 124608

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

I wonder if you can now use LATAM Miles for Delta flights. Or if it will be possible in the future.

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by NearMiss
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 124608

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/20 ... p-NET-ALP/


So, to sum it up, American will not leave the SCL route.
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Miami wrote:


So, to sum it up, American will not leave the SCL route.

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by NearMiss
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye Tahiti- 343's leave 24 Sept
Replies: 76
Views: 14956

Re: Goodbye Tahiti- 343's leave 24 Sept

Having flown both the A340 and 787 (With LAN/LATAM Airlines), I did feel the A340 to be quieter and smoother than the 787. I will surely miss the old four-holer.

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by NearMiss
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217872

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

If I'd been the captain on that last Thomas Cook flight I would've been sobbing my guts out while speaking to Manchester tower and passengers.

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by NearMiss
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217872

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Man, it's been quite a year in terms of airlines dissapearing.

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by NearMiss
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 19338

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

STLflyer wrote:
Dieuwer wrote:
So in those movies where you see both pilots incapacitated, a passenger who never flew a plane get up and lands the plane with help from the tower, is a load of nonsense.


Surely you can’t be serious.


I am serious...And don't call me Shirley

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by NearMiss
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 142120

Re: SAS new livery?

Looks like they won't be keeping the red engines :cry2:

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by NearMiss
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182432

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Mixed fleet for the revival of an airline. Can't see that going wrong.

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by NearMiss
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Numbers with letters
Replies: 17
Views: 2855

Flight Numbers with letters

Hey guys

Last night, while checking on Flightradar24, I noticed LA532 with an added Z, making it LA532 Zulu. In the past, while hearing ATC Comms, I've heard X-ray and others added to flight numbers. Why is it? Additional flights?

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by NearMiss
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Speaking of the A220...
Replies: 13
Views: 2790

Speaking of the A220...

Seeing how likely a big order from Air France is, in order to replace their A318s, A319s and A320s, do you see other airlines going the same way, specially given how few A319NEOs have been ordered?

I was hoping Avianca, but that seems unlikely given their present status.

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by NearMiss
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff
Replies: 56
Views: 11170

Re: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On3I6HqJNtI

I've always loved the tiny buzzsaw sound from CFMs

https://youtu.be/zvSr970oMKE
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Speaking of great Buzzsaw sounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On3I6HqJNtI

I've always loved the tiny buzzsaw sound from CFMs

https://youtu.be/zvSr970oMKE

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by NearMiss
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first US Airline into BLQ!
Replies: 44
Views: 7182

Re: The first US Airline into BLQ!

Cue the "Spaghetti alla Bolognese" jokes

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by NearMiss
Thu May 30, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 35
Views: 7831

Re: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

Quick question related to this. Can airlines reengine the A320NEO?

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by NearMiss
Wed May 08, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 2: South American escapades - Over to Torres Del Paine and back
Replies: 4
Views: 3825

Re: Part 2: South American escapades - Over to Torres Del Paine and back

Wow, I had not seen that boarding process before in LATAM. Last time I flew them (October 2018), the boarding order depended on the row you were seated.

Very nice flight report mate!

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by NearMiss
Wed May 08, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh Q400 accident at Yangon
Replies: 19
Views: 4634

Re: Biman Bangladesh Q400 accident at Yangon

Airplane leased from Smart Aviation of Egypt. One of their two planes. Ouch.

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by NearMiss
Wed May 08, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JJ begins A320neo operations at SDU
Replies: 8
Views: 1791

Re: JJ begins A320neo operations at SDU

(Not sure if it belongs here or in TechOps.) Keep in mind that SDU has the shortest runways in the world on which Boeing and Airbus aircraft...the longer 2R/20L is just 4,340 feet (1,323 meters). This would basically kill whatever business case remains for an A319neo as the A320neo can operate from...

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by NearMiss
Tue May 07, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?
Replies: 44
Views: 8900

Re: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?

Maybe not that related, but in the early 90's here in Chile there was a "Copa Aeroflot", which was a Football tournament in which Colo Colo, Club Deportivo O'Higgins de Rancagua, Hungary's National Football team and FC Shinnik Yaroslavl from the Soviet Union played in Santiago and Rancagua.

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by NearMiss
Mon May 06, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight
Replies: 41
Views: 8523

Re: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight

So, to sum it up:

LA now goes non-stop SCL - SYD three times a week and four times a week to AKL. So, no more SYD - AKL on LATAM or that still goes on?

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by NearMiss
Mon May 06, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 156135

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

By the looks of the video of the landing, it seems they had some sort of control problem. It's all up to what can be taken from the FDR, if it is still usable.

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by NearMiss
Thu May 02, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?
Replies: 40
Views: 4959

Re: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?

LAN/TAM rebranding to LATAM has taken forever, specially on it's Airbus fleet. They must have a really busy fleet and maybe they just can't afford to have a few planes on the ground for such an extended period of time.

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by NearMiss
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 382069

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Good, an airline that actually paints their engines. Hooray!

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by NearMiss
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 382069

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

It's OK-ish. Kinda looks like a white and blue version of Delsey/VG Airlines, but much less glamorous.

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by NearMiss
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 20973

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after runway incursion

Funny that it was most definitely the ATC's fault, yet she ended up insulting the Avianca pilot.

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by NearMiss
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 94798

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

DL's first A330neo is on the flight line with its engines attached (bottom right corner). First flight is imminent I guess? https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7867/32566716687_0b671de4e8_c.jpg Takeoff Toulouse Blagnac 30/03/2019 # by DigitalAirliners.com , on Flickr Bit off topic, but that UPS A300 got...

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by NearMiss
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 94798

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

DL's first A330neo is on the flight line with its engines attached (bottom right corner). First flight is imminent I guess? https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7867/32566716687_0b671de4e8_c.jpg Takeoff Toulouse Blagnac 30/03/2019 # by DigitalAirliners.com , on Flickr Bit off topic, but that UPS A300 got...

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by NearMiss
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD
Replies: 54
Views: 10662

Re: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD

Takes the idea of "Fresh catering" to a whole new level :mrgreen:

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by NearMiss
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jewel Terminal at SIN
Replies: 51
Views: 7646

Re: New Jewel Terminal at SIN

It has a Shake Shack and a huge garden? I need to go!

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by NearMiss
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!
Replies: 80
Views: 14897

Re: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!

Maybe Iranians really like Venezuelan women and Polar products :duck:

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by NearMiss
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina
Replies: 19
Views: 2924

Re: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina

Smartbird. Catchy callsign :bouncy:

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by NearMiss
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Switching engine provider
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Switching engine provider

Some 20 or so years ago, I remember that, when LAN Chile ordered their first A320s and A319s, they came with the, then less common, IAE engines. But, since 2011, they switched their orders to CFM equipped A319s and A320s. I never knew why and I thought it was a bit uneconomical to go from one engine...

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by NearMiss
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are cargo services a precursor to passenger service?
Replies: 11
Views: 1610

Re: Are cargo services a precursor to passenger service?

Well, I'm still expecting Korean to start ICN - SCL, since they've been flying cargo for a few years now, but I don't think that'll happen any time soon.

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by NearMiss
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182432

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Pretty sad to see them going.

Airlines will be very keen on getting their hands on that fleet as soon as possible. Wonder who will be taking those new A330NEOs.

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by NearMiss
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s
Replies: 135
Views: 22633

Re: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s

Surprised to see new A319s on the mix.

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by NearMiss
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743579

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

This looks eerily similar to Lion Air 610... Condolences to all those involved.

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