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by PlaneCookies
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 61
Views: 21194

Re: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

Having spoken to several expats working in aviation in China I just avoid Chinese carriers unless they're the only option. Please provide further evidence to back whatever your claim up. Yes there are bad apples, but equally there are good ones and I know a lot of the good ones. Many of then are fa...

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by PlaneCookies
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 61
Views: 21194

Re: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

Having spoken to several expats working in aviation in China I just avoid Chinese carriers unless they're the only option.

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by PlaneCookies
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heavies at Aeroméxico: a 644g inflight magazine
Replies: 9
Views: 1862

Re: Heavies at Aeroméxico: a 644g inflight magazine

I remember the topic of in-flight magazines at LCC's came up some years ago. It was then said that the added cost, weight and complexity was far outweighed by the revenue from selling advertisements in the magazine. While AM is not a LCC, I would assume that it is the same for them, revenue outweigh...

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by PlaneCookies
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hub quality & travel decision
Replies: 7
Views: 3800

Re: Hub quality & travel decision

I used to fly quite frequently between Asia and non-OSL Norway meaning I only had CPH or AMS as options if I wanted a one-stop which I always try to get, so schedule, total travel time, and then price are my considerations. I've never been in a position to choose hubs. FF was never a consideration f...

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by PlaneCookies
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this Forum too US centric?
Replies: 61
Views: 4305

Re: Is this Forum too US centric?

What you have to keep in mind is that creating a new sub-forum wouldn't result in more non-US content. It would simply move most of the activity to a sub-forum and leave the "rest of world" forum very short on content

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by PlaneCookies
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair claims to be treated badly at Warsaw Chopin
Replies: 19
Views: 3842

Re: Ryanair "treated badly" at Warsaw Chopin

I thought that "you get what you pay for" was Ryanairs whole mantra!

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by PlaneCookies
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does ET still fly VIE-ARN?
Replies: 15
Views: 2686

Re: Does ET still fly VIE-ARN?

andymartin wrote:
Is the Oslo to Arlanda leg bookable on their website? I can't seem to do it!
Andy


Yes it is, found it on Kayak. For a random date in April $174 r/t price is right between SAS and Norwegian for the given date,

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by PlaneCookies
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Other side of the coin -- EK contributes $21 billion, 104,000 jobs to US economy
Replies: 79
Views: 11170

Re: Other side of the coin -- EK contributes $21 billion, 104,000 jobs to US economy

RL777 wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
104,000 jobs :lol:

I'd like to see the figures on that.


It doesn't state whether that figure is direct/indirect in the article, I too am interested to see where they pull that number from.


I do indeed have an idea where they pulled that number from. :scratchchin:

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by PlaneCookies
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway at LHR without buying more land
Replies: 97
Views: 10524

Re: Cheaper runway plan introduced for LHR

With the environmentalists throwing a fit over anything LGW/LHR related, did they ever entertain the option of bulldozing both London Gatwick and London Heathrow and just building one larger airport somewhere? Or is there no land available where this could happen? You're not familiar with the so-ca...

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by PlaneCookies
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cities that could see narrowbody longhaul flights with A321neo/B737MAX
Replies: 62
Views: 10256

Re: Cities that could see narrowbody longhaul flights with A321neo/B737MAX

Eastern/Central European capitals should be good candidates, Warsaw, Sofia, Prague, Belgrade, Budapest. As well as secondary northern European cities, Bergen, Stavanger, Gothenburg, to name a few.

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by PlaneCookies
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where should Finnair fly next?
Replies: 69
Views: 9854

Re: Where should Finnair fly next?

Personally I would love a year round, stand alone BGO flight which is optimized for Asian connections. I man can dream though.

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by PlaneCookies
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Traffic over eastern Iraq
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: Traffic over eastern Iraq

I was wondering the exact same thing. Back in 2013 I flew DOH-WAW and that went over Iraq and was surprised.

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by PlaneCookies
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MU744 26 turbulence injuries
Replies: 14
Views: 4686

Re: MU744 26 turbulence injuries

Not buckling up when the plane was descending to land? Might be a cultural issue. I just flew my first Chinese flights a couple days ago (HND-PEK and then PEK-JFK on Air China) and was surprised at how little deference some passengers give to the rules. The flight attendants really did their best, ...

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by PlaneCookies
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MU736 SYD-PVG Engine Failure after take-off
Replies: 51
Views: 15155

Re: MU736 SYD-PVG Uncontained Engine Failure after take-off

Will this incident be investigated in any form? After speaking with a couple of China Eastern and China Southern expat pilots some years ago made me seriously doubt the maintenance of most Chinese carriers.

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by PlaneCookies
Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 25778

Re: Ryanair back to deliberately pissing people off: seat assignments all over the aircraft

I find it funny that people defend this practice, though if it's legal, why not? I guess I'm a no good communist because I think charging for seat selection (aside from premium seats) should simply be illegal. This is why we have basic consumer protection laws. Feel free to disagree :stirthepot: Wh...

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by PlaneCookies
Wed May 31, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline billboard advertising - how effective?
Replies: 22
Views: 3079

Re: Airline billboard advertising - how effective?

I don't know how it is in the US as each market is different, but I remeber I read an article last year in my native Norway where advertisers were actually seeing the best returns on ad spend from billboard ads (this included, but was not limited to airlines) compared to TV, radio and online ads. On...

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by PlaneCookies
Wed May 24, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proximity of major airports
Replies: 47
Views: 4647

Re: Proximity of major airports

Adipocere wrote:
London and Paris are ~350km apart.. both have massive international airports with a global reach..

Yes, CDG, BRU, AMS, and LHR are all within 400km of each other.

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by PlaneCookies
Wed May 24, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proximity of major airports
Replies: 47
Views: 4647

Re: Proximity of major airports

PVG-HGH 165km, or 138 if you go by SHA. I've taken the train from Shanghai to fly from Hangzhou a couple of times
HND-NGO 282km
PHL-IAD 217km
PHL-BWI 145km

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by PlaneCookies
Tue May 23, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair and Air Europa together in long haul
Replies: 36
Views: 8266

Re: RYANAIR and AIR EUROPA together in long haul

Will the connections only be UX to RG, or will RG start doing connections between their short haul flights as well? The IATA code for Ryanair as everyone knows is RY not RG, the United Arab Emirates airline Air Rotana has the RG code. If and when posting please keep to the appropriate airline codes...

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by PlaneCookies
Tue May 23, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair and Air Europa together in long haul
Replies: 36
Views: 8266

Re: RYANAIR and AIR EUROPA together in long haul

Will the connections only be UX to RG, or will RG start doing connections between their short haul flights as well?

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by PlaneCookies
Tue May 23, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International growth stalls in China
Replies: 18
Views: 3474

Re: International growth stalls in China

Interesting how bullish posters in this thread are.regarding China. Looking at China from the inside I don't see any reason why growth should continue in the airline, and tourism sectors, or indeed overall.I expect the China bubble to burst, in fact I put my money where my mouth is and I have alrea...

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by PlaneCookies
Tue May 23, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International growth stalls in China
Replies: 18
Views: 3474

Re: International growth stalls in China

Interesting how bullish posters in this thread are.regarding China. Looking at China from the inside I don't see any reason why growth should continue in the airline, and tourism sectors, or indeed overall.I expect the China bubble to burst, in fact I put my money where my mouth is and I have alread...

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by PlaneCookies
Fri May 05, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG
Replies: 127
Views: 19317

Re: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG

I think most posters are missing the point here. Yes, the passenger and should pay more attention. But this was allowed to go so far out of hand at which point it's fully UA's responsibility. The woman should have been stopped at the gate, or at the very last inside the airplane after she showed the...

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by PlaneCookies
Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac ARJ21 Enters Service
Replies: 78
Views: 23395

Re: Comac ARJ21 Enters Service

I know some European engineers working for COMAC, mainly on the C919 and they all told me the same thing "I'd never fly on a COMAC made jet". For example one German structural engineer told me they didn't properly account for metal fatigue during tests and calculations. I'm making a mental...

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by PlaneCookies
Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ARJ21 Commercial Flight Set For End Of June
Replies: 14
Views: 3964

Re: First ARJ21 Commercial Flight Set For End Of June

I live in Shanghai and I know some European engineers working with COMAC, they all told me the same thing "Avoid flying on Chinese produced airplanes". I was told the QA procedures are lacking, and that metal fatigue is not properly accounted for in the structures. They are working on the ...

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by PlaneCookies
Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Perfect fleet for an overseas airline?
Replies: 34
Views: 4001

Re: Your Perfect fleet for an overseas airline?

Interesting topic. I've been playing a head game similar to this, the scenario is a "what if" scenario, what if WW2 went slightly different and Poland ended up west of the iron curtain and LOT ended up being almost like a proto-ME3 carrier which connects the world through its WAW hub. I fi...

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by PlaneCookies
Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any experiences with Air China
Replies: 26
Views: 3281

Re: Any experiences with Air China

I've lived in China for several years and I've flown domesitc and international with most of the Chinese airlines. I'll tell you what I tell everyone who asks me about Chinese Airlines, Air China included; pay more and fly a non-Mainland Chinese Airline. That being said Air China is one of the less ...

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