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by Zaf
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 24895

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

oschkosch wrote:
No idea why everybody keeps bringing LH into the game. Impossible for LH to acquire DE and get EU cartel authority approval!

who else would buy it? IAG, Ryanair, Norwegian, employees buy out?

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by Zaf
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach
Replies: 34
Views: 7907

Re: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach

That flap looks astonishingly intact, considering it fell from considerable hight. Perhaps it glided slowly. Seems like a quite common occurence on the 747-400 series. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/flap-loss-on-747-undetected-after-night-landing-456302/ https://news.aviation-safety.net...

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by Zaf
Sun May 26, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRQ supervisory board: move military flights from EIN to GRQ
Replies: 18
Views: 1993

Re: GRQ supervisory board: move military flights from EIN to GRQ

Is moving military flights from EIN to GRQ consistent with the capabilities one would expect of the Dutch military ? I can think of at least one country that is not friendly to the Netherlands and has the capacity to send military aircraft armed with weapons to or even into Dutch airspace - Not sur...

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by Zaf
Wed May 15, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 17082

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

Because it is a modern 21st century plane. Unlike the b737 a 1950ies fuselage with too large modern engines.

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by Zaf
Sun May 05, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?
Replies: 91
Views: 14483

Re: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?

Airbus should wait for alternative powered engines. Fuel-powered jet engines might be banned by 2030. The A320NG will continue to sell another 10 years like hot cake.

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by Zaf
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest life of passenger airplane
Replies: 42
Views: 4279

Re: Shortest life of passenger airplane

737Max

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by Zaf
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tomorrow fare examples EU-America. Is this sustainable?
Replies: 17
Views: 4358

Re: Tomorrow fare examples EU-America. Is this sustainable?

Those are oneways Prices. Nothing exceptional about it

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by Zaf
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 19500

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

Another topic, just for change :) Don't you think it's time for PC to review their livery? Yes! I want Pegasus on the fuselage instead of Flypgs.com and a new letter font on the tail and more dynamic coloring on the livery! I agree. I always read it "Flypigs". They should also change the ...

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by Zaf
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720519

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

The DC-10 was grounded after American 191, and multiple other incidents like Turkish 981. I know we’re waiting on investigations to see what happened with both maxes, but maybe this notion is something to consider? Maybe not, and we’ll wait for the investigative findings. -Rowen To be absolutely ac...

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by Zaf
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China
Replies: 116
Views: 20282

Re: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China(require confirmation)

TTailedTiger wrote:

Maybe the Chinese will ground the 777 tomorrow...


No need to ground it. The 777 is perfectly save to fly.
Only the 737MAX keeps diving and crashing.

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by Zaf
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China
Replies: 116
Views: 20282

Re: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China(require confirmation)

Still nothing from FAA and EASA. Strange times we live in. The Chinese care more about safety and peoples lives than €urope and U$A

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by Zaf
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720519

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

No, these developing countries have crashed numerous 737NG and A320 aircraft. No one called for grounding those fleets. But those were pilot errors and bad maintenance. The MAX keeps diving and pilots can't do anything about it. Nice intelligent comment that is completely factually incorrect. If it...

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by Zaf
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720519

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

TTailedTiger wrote:
No, these developing countries have crashed numerous 737NG and A320 aircraft. No one called for grounding those fleets.

But those were pilot errors and bad maintenance. The MAX keeps diving and pilots can't do anything about it.

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anshabhi wrote:
AI B77L SFO-DEL flies 18 hours non stop!!
Check out playback of flight AI174 from San Francisco to Delhi on Flightradar24. https://fr24.com/data/flights/ai174#1fbd3f3a


Can't they fly pacific route via Siberia and China?

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by Zaf
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oman Air to take some Etihad A350s?
Replies: 17
Views: 6371

Re: Oman Air to take some Etihad A350s?

Perhaps they can be the new no. 3 ME airline. Take over Etihads position. Order both A350 and more B787. Start flying important places like HKG, AMS

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by Zaf
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 49101

Re: Air France to halve its A380 fleet

Some people here didn't get the message. A380 is bad for AF. They have regretted to order them in the first place. They want to get rid of all 10. But nobody wants to buy the 5 owned ones. So they continue to use them for a few more years.
This is disastrous PR for the A380 program.

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by Zaf
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport
Replies: 75
Views: 15683

Re: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport,

They should outsource their planes into another entity to avoid such actions.

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by Zaf
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 16197

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2018

ankaraflyjet wrote:
Rumors around that TK threatened LH for no slots at new Istanbul Airport unless they pull out of ESB


I don't believe those rumors. Weak Lira, low yields and profit more likely.

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by Zaf
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 joined by other Middle Eastern carriers
Replies: 29
Views: 3956

Re: ME3 joined by other Middle Eastern carriers

I agree that Oman Air is no. 4, maybe someday 3rd. Great service and friendly staff. Their growth is very conservative, it may take a few years. I wish they would add HKG soon.

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by Zaf
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 16197

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2018

How about "Rumeli" ? If we go Osmanic way.

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by Zaf
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 13420

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

We should listen to both sides before we judge this guy or the crew. There is probably more to this than what we see in the video. Just calling someone ugly or black in an argument doesn't make him a racist.

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by Zaf
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Norwegian Air suffixed by “Shuttle”?
Replies: 28
Views: 5196

Re: Why is Norwegian Air suffixed by “Shuttle”?

Perhaps they shuttle people from strange places to feed real airports and real airlines? Or maybe they consider themselves so cheap you could shuttle to work and back every day?

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by Zaf
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More traffic from Taiwan to Japan than China?
Replies: 41
Views: 4319

Re: More traffic from Taiwan to Japan than China?

Its easier for Taiwanese to travel to/via Japan than via Mainland. Japan is visa free while they need a permit for travel / transit in Mainland. Despite its small population Taiwanese traveler also are third biggest tourist group in Japan after Mainland and Korea.

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by Zaf
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywork goes bust
Replies: 32
Views: 5487

Re: Skywork goes bust

davidjohnson6 wrote:
So what happens now at Bern and (to a lesser extent) Lugano ?


Swiss have a great rail network. Easy to transfer BSL, ZRH, GVA and MXP.

BRN and LUG will focus on holiday charters

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by Zaf
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK planning to fly to EWR and CUN
Replies: 23
Views: 4747

Re: TK planning to fly to EWR and CUN

CUN makes sense, its holiday and party destination. A good alternative for Turks, Arabs, Persians and Jews where TK is strong.

EWR I am not so sure about. With US economic sanctions in the pipeline I do not expect a higher demand to NYC.

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by Zaf
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 45166

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

https://www.check-in.dk/chartergaester- ... benhavn-2/ it will be used by Thomas Cook as charter cph-larnaca.

She arrived in CPH already : https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9h-mip
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Kikko19 wrote:
According to https://www.check-in.dk/chartergaester- ... benhavn-2/ it will be used by Thomas Cook as charter cph-larnaca.

She arrived in CPH already : https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9h-mip

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by Zaf
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigeria to launch new flag carrier Nigeria Air
Replies: 14
Views: 3525

Re: Nigeria to launch new flag carrier Nigeria Air

Nigeria has a lot of oil money and high population. They could get two dozen A380s and make LOS the new DXB.

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by Zaf
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Macao - Why not an LCC?
Replies: 14
Views: 1612

Re: Macao - Why not an LCC?

Why go LCC when you can charge a premium for gamblers and tourists from Taiwan and Mainland?

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by Zaf
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to dump entire A330F fleet, favors 777F
Replies: 53
Views: 12920

Re: QR to dump entire A330F fleet, favors 777F

It seems A330 is the new A380. Only bad news lately. I hope they can publish new orders at Farnborough.

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by Zaf
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Süddeutsche Zeitung: Lufthansa considering bid on Norwegian
Replies: 40
Views: 6471

Re: Süddeutsche Zeitung: Lufthansa considering bid on Norwegian

They just want to look into the books of DY. And increase the price for IAG.

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by Zaf
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK after new Istanbul airport
Replies: 42
Views: 6867

Re: TK after new Istanbul airport

They could add AXD and KVA in Greece. No business but ethnic traffic and tourism.

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by Zaf
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 84
Views: 15407

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

What about DUS or TXL to SFO/LAX on Eurowings? With the demise of Air Berlin, those routes are no longer served. And with CGN-SEA being chopped, there will be flights from the West Coast to only FRA and MUC on Germany. If Norwegian ever opens long-haul from Germany those routes will be on top of th...

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by Zaf
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 84
Views: 15407

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

They are very profitable with their current network. There is no need to open new routes and lose money.

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by Zaf
Mon May 21, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland's "Open Prisons"
Replies: 27
Views: 1294

Re: Finland's "Open Prisons"

If Canada had this system Adam Kargus would be still alive. Rehabilitation is not the goal in North america. they put thieves in one cell with violent psychopaths in order to generate future business / revenue. Prison violence is part of the punishment. Guards watching and ignoring. Once the thief i...

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by Zaf
Sun May 20, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY man tells Spanish speakers “My next call is to ICE”
Replies: 81
Views: 3454

Re: NY man tells Spanish speakers “My next call is to ICE”

Are all lawyers in Manhattan jewish?

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by Zaf
Thu May 10, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa Group Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 6167

Re: New Lufthansa Group Airlines

They shouldn't be allowed to purchase any other airline. If they need an Iberian or Scandinavian hub they can open a branch and move a few planes over.

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by Zaf
Wed May 09, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines with the most women pilots
Replies: 42
Views: 6651

Re: Airlines with the most women pilots

Swiss had 4% in 2016.

I wish Hooters Air was still around.

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by Zaf
Tue May 08, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Insider: How major airlines refer to Taiwan
Replies: 17
Views: 2938

Re: Business Insider: How major airlines refer to Taiwan

Taiwan is an island/region. The country's name is Republic of China. Period. So the taiwan is a country group is wrong. Get over it. Both the PRC and ROC consider themselves as the legitimate government of the mainland and taiwan and Hainan and Hong Kong and Tibet.

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by Zaf
Tue May 08, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 20169

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

People keep mentioning HSR and Germany in this thread when we don't have HSR / Air competition in Germany. Stuttgart-Mannheim and Nürnberg-Ingolstadt with real HSR are not airlinks. Otherwise the ICE does only 120-150Kmph. MUC-BER 4hrs for 600km, or MUC-FRA 3.5hrs for 400km are not considered HSR. Y...

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by Zaf
Mon May 07, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multiple PK flights stuck at DXB as PIA falls behind on fuel payments
Replies: 2
Views: 1344

Re: Multiple PK flights stuck at DXB as PIA falls behind on fuel payments

sad that their management let this happen. disastrous PR for PIA.

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by Zaf
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 8663

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

I prefer them females and pretty. Nice to look at them doing their jobs. Shortens the flight time. In case of emergency I hope they can open he door and deploy the slides without order from cockpit.

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by Zaf
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WANTED: Lead Attorney for Difficult Client
Replies: 13
Views: 1059

Re: WANTED: Lead Attorney for Difficult Client

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM5uNpoF3Og
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here is the audition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM5uNpoF3Og

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by Zaf
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production
Replies: 52
Views: 8245

Re: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production

The main problem is that a lot of (almost all) industrial tools use Windows as a basis to run their controlling apps. If they had custom Unix or DOS they wouldn't have to deal with a household virus.
They build million dollar tooling systems, but they can't write their own bootloader and OS?

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by Zaf
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 76055

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

If .... and I say if as there are other possibilities... the pilot deliberately flew the plane into the Indian ocean, how is it not possible...assuming that he was smart enough to turn off the transponder... that he also turned off the data recorders so that even if the plane is located we will lea...

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by Zaf
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 33465

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

I thought snub nosed dogs were already banned from flying for 20 years. Strange this incident could happen.

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by Zaf
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy - poised to become Italy's new flag carrier?
Replies: 54
Views: 11669

Re: Air Italy - poised to become Italy's new flag carrier?

Probably Ryanair. It is sad how Alitalia was managed. But Europe is too small for every nation to have its own airline. It is just time to accept that. Lightsaber Italy is large and rich enough to justify 2 national airlines plus easyjet and Ryanair. We are not talking Albania or Hungary here. Alit...

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by Zaf
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines MoU for 25 A350 and 25 787
Replies: 48
Views: 9913

Re: Turkish Airlines MoU for 25 A350 and 25 787

Ultimately, there will be many more of both types; I think this is just the initial order and it will be added to over time, just as happened with the A330 and 777. True. TK tests the waters before committing to a new aircraft type. Not sure about their strategy. They are always late in the game. W...

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by Zaf
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 76055

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

even they find the wreck now it will remain a mystery forever. IF it is there I am pretty sure the perpetrator has destroyed the FDR and everything else will have decomposed.

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