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by Pampot70
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greatest myths about air industry
Replies: 55
Views: 6609

Re: Greatest myths about air industry

If Airline X orders 200 planes today, it will receive all of them tomorrow and consequently their load factor will plunge near zero.

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by Pampot70
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 82473

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

You kidding? One of the first few things the current PM did after taking power was openly antagonize Singapore. Then the new government cancelled the High Speed Rail project between Singapore & Malaysia (they couched it as being "delayed") Didn't they cancel/"delay" it becau...

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by Pampot70
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Christian" Airline Receives OK To Start-Up
Replies: 59
Views: 11428

Re: "Christian" Airline Receives OK To Start-Up

Is this something like the many Islamic airlines that follow Sharia laws on their flights of head scarf for female FA, no pork, no alcohol , some Islamic prayers at the start of flight or some Quran verses, and specific zones on the flight to do the namaz or bowing down prayer in certain directions...

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by Pampot70
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 75392

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

My wild guess... LHR-FRA and LHR-CDG tags, if really EU and UK carriers cannot do it any more :duck:

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by Pampot70
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cargo Plane Turned Restaurant Catches Fire !
Replies: 17
Views: 3999

Re: Cargo Plane Turned Restaurant Catches Fire !

Is it a write-off?


Afraid yes

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by Pampot70
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why don't international airlines do away with child fares ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1521

Re: Why don't international airlines do away wiyh child fares ?

As a proud owner of a child... err I mean parent, I would tend to skip those airlines which do not offer a child fare. Consider the discount a PR move.
As per the LCCs, I can speak about Airasia. They advertise that adults already receive children fare, so no further discounts.

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by Pampot70
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: great article about flight attendants and the 60ft rule
Replies: 28
Views: 7837

Re: great article about flight attendants and the 60ft rule

Great article and great discussion... As usual with a lot of Government-run rules they do not adequate to the current times. Stuffing 100 passengers in a 60 feet ratio with barely any legroom is NOT safe and it is a tragedy waiting to happen. 184-190 pax on an A320 is not safe and it shouldnt be al...

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by Pampot70
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78238

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

"Malaysia’s Deputy Transport Minister Ab Aziz Kaprawi said in October Ocean Infinity would be paid between $US20 and $US70 million if they find the aircraft within 90 days of beginning the search" While I don't ever believe this aircraft will ever be found (broke up IMO), I think that it ...

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by Pampot70
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-8i for HEL-SYD and HEL-MEL?
Replies: 31
Views: 8692

Re: B747-8i for HEL-SYD and HEL-MEL?

Considering Finnair's fleet, it has to be a A359ULR or nothing at all. But many travellers might choose a one-stop solution in Dubai rather than Helsinki...

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by Pampot70
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 44
Views: 2667

Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification

Perhaps we could do a mini EC, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands........ :lol: Apparently the US is actually contemplating holding such a tournament. I have a hard time seeing proud countries like Italy and Netherlands actually getting geared up for something like this, maybe just a series of friendl...

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by Pampot70
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X considers Korea-US flights
Replies: 25
Views: 4541

Re: AirAsia X considers Korea-US flights

I agree that if price is right, people will fly. It has to be considered that Asians have a smaller body frame than Americans, so they can fit better in those seats. Some years ago I flew AUH-KUL on Etihad and a few days later KUL-MEL in AirasiaX. Guess what was more comfortable and pleasant...On a ...

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by Pampot70
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78238

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

More good money will be thrown down the drain. If it gets located quickly then fine, but if it drags on as badly as the last search then it is an incredible waste of taxpayer money (especially per taxpayer) from first Australia, China, Malaysia and now just Malaysia. 200 million and counting, and f...

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by Pampot70
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Valan AN26 at Abidjan came to stop in sea
Replies: 32
Views: 6712

Re: Aircraft missing close to ABJ

Well, that photo might have a narrow field of view but it seems to show a large chunk of the wreck, if not all of it. And around such wreck there are no marks in the sand leading to it. If you have ever put a heavy object (e.g. an aircraft) in water, you will know that it appears to weigh less even...

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by Pampot70
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Valan AN26 at Abidjan came to stop in sea
Replies: 32
Views: 6712

Re: Aircraft missing close to ABJ

How did it arrive there? There are no tracks on the sand... how can you know there are no tracks just by looking at that photo? the field of view is quite narrow and you can not see behind the camera either? how can you know there are no tracks in the sand nearby? Well, that photo might have a narr...

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by Pampot70
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Valan AN26 at Abidjan came to stop in sea
Replies: 32
Views: 6712

Re: Aircraft missing close to ABJ

How did it arrive there? There are no tracks on the sand...

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by Pampot70
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 44
Views: 2667

Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification

After the humiliating result of Italy versus Macedonia (1-1 in Turin) the failed manager Ventura is happy for having brought Italy to the level of Argentina :banghead:

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by Pampot70
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump should fire Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price
Replies: 36
Views: 1331

Re: President Trump should fire Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price

BobPatterson wrote:
Well, that's one I got rid of.

Now that the President is listening to me, who should I pick on next?


May I suggest the President himself?

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by Pampot70
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cancels flight and lets passengers find an alternative by themselves
Replies: 43
Views: 8781

Re: Ryanair cancels a flight from Corsica and … and lets its passengers find an alternative by themselves

Well what do people expect when you pay peanuts... First class service?!? Well done FR... EK413 Well you pay peanuts you should at least get peanuts, i.e. rebooked at the earliest convenience to the same leg, as per the EU rule stated above. A one side contract cancellation is a big no-no and I hop...

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by Pampot70
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 6751

Re: United Kingdom General Election

As an outsider observer, I have seen that Theresa spent one year saying "How bad are the Europeans, how ugly are the Europeans, we will make them pay our bills or else". At home, the Police funding was decreasing, NHS sliding into trouble and Brits were led to believe that they had to choo...

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by Pampot70
Mon May 15, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft accidents investigated with the help of plane spotters
Replies: 17
Views: 3938

Re: Aircraft accidents investigated with the help of plane spotters

I recall that the picture of the 747 without tail flying as JL123 had a relevant role in the investigations.

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by Pampot70
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Champs-Eleysees Shooting
Replies: 33
Views: 1676

Re: Champs-Eleysees Shooting

In general, longer sentencing doesn't work, all academic studies point to that, in fact, prison sentence over 5 years is pointless from the view of rehabilitation and deterrence. I agree that rehabilitation works better if the culprit accepts it. However this kind of crime, i.e. terrorist attacks, ...

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by Pampot70
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Champs-Eleysees Shooting
Replies: 33
Views: 1676

Re: Champs-Eleysees Shooting

I will try to offer my opinion to Planeflyer and his question. It seems that in 2003 that guy stole a car and seriously wounded two policemen during his arrest. He was sentenced to 20 year in jail, during which he attacked a prison guard. He was released after serving 5 years, and profited for his r...

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by Pampot70
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Britain Set To Lose EU Banking And Medicine Agencies ‘Within Weeks’
Replies: 73
Views: 3173

Re: Britain Set To Lose EU Banking And Medicine Agencies ‘Within Weeks’

The EU institutions in Strasbourg and Brussels should be moved to London as a compensation for having forced UK out of EU.
/sarcasm mode off

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by Pampot70
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some aviation incidents that changed the world?
Replies: 55
Views: 6914

Re: What are some aviation incidents that changed the world?

The Superga crash on May 4th 1949, which annihilated the Grande Torino team and mostly the Italian football (soccer) national team, deemed to be one of the strongest in the world and one of the favorite to win the World Cup at Brazil 1950. Without that tragedy, the outcome of the World Cup would pro...

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by Pampot70
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airasia X suspends KUL-MRU service
Replies: 10
Views: 2919

Re: Airasia X suspends KUL-MRU service

The report linked by OP calls the route "lucrative", implying that it was a money maker. Of course, the aircraft may make larger profits on a different route, such as China or Australia as suggested.

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by Pampot70
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS A319 Purportedly Criminally Sabotaged in GVA
Replies: 21
Views: 7977

Re: SWISS A319 Purportedly Criminally Sabotaged in GVA

Reading the Tribune de Geneve, my understanding is that the seals were there, but obviously ripped away from the correct position. Thus, there was the possibility that some foreign object had been introduced inside the plane. In the end, lots of police and the anti-explosive squad were called into a...

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by Pampot70
Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smallest markets directly served by more than 3 airlines
Replies: 52
Views: 9011

Re: Smallest markets directly served by more than 3 airlines

I'm reading these and I'm like "I thought it was the smallest airport with over 3 airlines serving". Is it just me or do most of these NOT COUNT? NYC? JNB? KEF? These are not really small airports... Vail? Yes... EVV.. yes.. Just saying.. recalibrate your thoughts.. I don't think there is...

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by Pampot70
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smallest markets directly served by more than 3 airlines
Replies: 52
Views: 9011

Re: Smallest markets directly served by more than 3 airlines

Hi all, I am trying to stick to the OP request, i.e. a link between two cities with 4 (or more) airlines connecting them but with a small number of passengers flying between the two cities. Today I have finally decided to buy the tickets to attend a family event near Kuala Terengganu TGG, leaving fr...

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by Pampot70
Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsiaX no Europe return
Replies: 34
Views: 6773

Re: AirAsiaX no Europe return

I seem to remember that those BCN and IST appearing on their booking system were meant as a test for their booking software, not as a hint of such new routes opening soon. I think that AAX will (re)start flights to Europe when they receive the appropriate aircraft. In the past they tried and axed fl...

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by Pampot70
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow to Gatwick - Airside tunnel
Replies: 23
Views: 4350

Re: Heathrow to Gatwick - Airside tunnel

Well, there is always the possibility to have Elon Musk finance and build his Hyperloop demo between LHR and LGW rather than somewhere in Nevada and California. The link would not be underground and the taxpayers would save their money. Who knows, the volume of passengers connecting between the two ...

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by Pampot70
Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 77069

Re: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 5

OK, my newbie 2 eurocents on a possible scenario: - Someone starts smoking in the front lavatory, maybe thinking that the smoke alarm is just a hoax - The smoke alarm triggers and a FA knocks at the door - The smoker dumps the lit cigarette in the paper bin and claims smoke was already there when he...

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by Pampot70
Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Site Look Poll
Replies: 27
Views: 2629

Re: New Site Look Poll

Hi All, New user here, registered a few minutes ago. I have to admit that this new look carries a few reading difficulties. Maybe it's just me, and the settings are somewhere I did not find, but I think the font is too small and the contrast - light gray on white - make it difficult to read. Also, I...

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