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by Kilopond
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 184
Views: 27860

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

I am hopeful this will bring more precautionary measures for bird control at that airport.[...] Reportedly there are some measures underway. At least they have set up a commission that shall solve the problem of the numerous garbage deposits around Zhukovsky airport that attrackt gulls and ohter bi...

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by Kilopond
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 224
Views: 7997

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

Mortyman wrote:
[...]Hopefully the Danes are smart and say no ..


Well, they sold their West Indies (Dansk Vestindien) to the US back in 1917. Now these islands are labeled US Virgin Islands.

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by Kilopond
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Definition of Airport Closing Time?
Replies: 17
Views: 1976

Re: Definition of Airport Closing Time?

[...]Does that sound right to all of you? Absolutely! Just because the curfew rules of any particular airport usually contain quite a bit of small print. More often than not exceptions may be tolareted for delayed operations. Note that the TOTAL curfew at SNA only starts at 2300. Copied and pasted ...

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by Kilopond
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weaker demand entice Lufthansa Cargo to reduce services
Replies: 9
Views: 3436

Re: Weaker demand entice Lufthansa Cargo to reduce services

Overall cargo volume at German airports has shrunken 6.7% in June, compared to last year. According to the official adv.aero website, that is. Now, define: „crisis“!

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by Kilopond
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Erfurt + Rostock airports
Replies: 19
Views: 3143

Re: Erfurt + Rostock airports

[...]Or is it that trains can take you from these cities to more places faster than in the USA, so there is less demand for air travel? Inter-modal travel has been heavily promoted for decades by the so-called "Rail&Fly" scheme. Some airlines will charge you 39 Euros flat while others...

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by Kilopond
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 6177

Re: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines

The historical Syndicato Condor and the leisure airline Condor have even been named after birds. Almost the same applies to the now defunct Italian airline AirOne which was a wordplay: in Italian language „ airone “ means heron and they used that bird as their corporate mascot. LOT Polish Airlines h...

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by Kilopond
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia
Replies: 45
Views: 12265

Re: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia

http://avherald.com/h?article=4cad1e97
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BA seem to have quite a bit of bad luck with their 321 recently. On 26JUL G-EUXG performing as BA985 TXL-LHR had to return to her origin because of a burning engine. Bird stike has not been confirmed officially as the possible cause of the incident: http://avherald.com/h?article=4cad1e97

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by Kilopond
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd largest Czech Airport (Ostrava) seeks regular VIE and MUC connections
Replies: 10
Views: 1298

Re: 3rd largest Czech Airport (Ostrava) seeks regular VIE and MUC connections

[...]and has at least 300,000 tourists coming annually (mostly by land).[...] Before the collapse of the communist rule the High Tatra mountains used to be a top notch tourist spot but now the region is just a sad shaddow of itself as far as commerce is concerned. With a little bit of more efforts,...

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by Kilopond
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iconic Status of the Sydney Opera House
Replies: 22
Views: 1244

Re: Iconic Status of the Sydney Opera House

What exactly has made the Sydney Opera House a world famous landmark and tourist attraction and has any price of popular culture has an influence on this. [...] Marketing propagande and nothing else. It is heavily overrated just because it might be the most elegant example of a hyperbolic concrete ...

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by Kilopond
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure
Replies: 47
Views: 9457

Re: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure

The pipline is broken? Get some lorry drivers, even during the peak holiday season! I don't know if anybody keeps drivers sitting around just waiting for something to happen. You are perfectly right, but that`s not what I would suggest. Rather a well-run airport should always have a pool of securit...

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by Kilopond
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 10816

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

Teach your emotional/service or whatever dog that wearing a muzzle is a funny game: problem solved.

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by Kilopond
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure
Replies: 47
Views: 9457

Re: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure

What strikes me about this occurrence is that there is apparently no back-up system that could (at least) provide some fuel. Exactly my thought. Actually, the ARA port region (Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp) got one of the most sophisticated infrastructure systems in the world and is one of the world`...

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by Kilopond
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 94
Views: 7951

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

How times have changed! Quite some time ago I had severely suffered on a multiple-leg BA flight necause I had caught an evil cold before. That ugly nose slime really caused horrible pain when landing. But the helpful stewaredesses had a bottle of smelling salt at hand. :D It worked perfectly and I w...

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by Kilopond
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 53
Views: 5535

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

There is no such discussion about the equivalent system in the EU/EFTA. Maybe, just because the framing is different: instead of "Essential Air Service" it is called "Public Service Obligation", ("PSO"). Now think of it: who would dare to question a service if it has be...

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by Kilopond
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption
Replies: 34
Views: 2834

Re: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption

Phil Are you serious about trains topping out at 110mph. We had trains doing 125mph in 1975. I think that the new trains since 2014 do 140mph. Sorry to interfere, you didn`t ask me, but I got something to add: it is a well-established common wisdom that trains become inefficient at speeds over 160 ...

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by Kilopond
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23238

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Researchers suggust a sythesis of fuel from carbon dioxide and water vapor. The central "miracle" would by achieved by cerium dioxide acting as a catalyst. "[...]Theoretically, a plant the size of Switzerland – or a third of the Californian Mojave Desert – could cover the kerosene nee...

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by Kilopond
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11651

Re: France to charge aviation tax

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_ai ... nger_taxes
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leghorn wrote:
[...]it doesn't help Strasbourg with Karlsruhe just up the road.


Just forget it! The equivalent tax is much higher in the FRG, namely between € 7.46 and € 41.97 per departure.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_ai ... nger_taxes

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by Kilopond
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19423

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

[...] You are right! But the 787 does provide a better pressure: https://www.businessinsider.com/boeing-787-dreamliner-777x-cabin-pressure-jetlag-2016-9 But Boeing`s marketing claims more often than not make their nose grow to a Pinnochio size. https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/USATODAY/todayinthes...

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by Kilopond
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19423

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

I flew on SAS in their 737 from CPH to BOS back then and it felt no different than an A380. Seat is the same. Cabin pressure is for the most part the same (except on the 787 which has a lower one). I`m terribly sorry to say so but you are completely wrong about the pressure. It`s npt even your faul...

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by Kilopond
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Losing control? Narrow-body production in North America
Replies: 14
Views: 4060

Re: Losing control? Narrow-body production in North America

Everybody knows better looking back. [...] As far as Airbus is concerned, one could also say „de domste boeren hebben de dikste aardappelen”. They started the A320 family with the goal to steal some 300 or so orders from the historic McDonnell-Douglas/Boeing/Fokker oligopoly. There had been high ri...

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by Kilopond
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin
Replies: 42
Views: 6064

Re: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin

AirwayBill wrote:
Good! Not everyone wants to transit via FRA or MUC for intercontinental flights.


This comment makes absolutely no sense because transitting via LHR, CDG, AMS, CPH and so on is just exactly the same in real life.

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by Kilopond
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin
Replies: 42
Views: 6064

Re: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin

westgate wrote:
[...]EgyptAir and Royal Jordanian perhaps not so much, but most definitely Qatar and Turkish, especially in terms of the number of one-stop eastbound destinations they offer. [...]


And don't forget the Asian networks of Aeroflot and Finnair which are both perfectly connected to Berlin.

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by Kilopond
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 167
Views: 14612

Re: Antifa Violence

Close to 100% of the apologetics of the fraudulent "western democracy" system do believe they were the "good guys". Almost none of them is aware of all the lies fabricated by J. Edgar Hoover and the likes. Otherwise they would realise that Antifa is a front organisation of the Ci...

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by Kilopond
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5283

Re: Americans and electric stoves

[...]Induction stovetops are just a moronic way to cook, though. Requires you to throw away all your pots and pans and start over.[...] I did have to get new pots and pans - but lovely. Yes, we had to buy some new pans, but tbh our old ones were getting a bit sad, so no real hardship. All your gran...

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by Kilopond
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have a theory about dragons
Replies: 30
Views: 1331

Re: I have a theory about dragons

By the way, dinosaurs are called "scary dragon" in Chinese That‘s very interesting. In an encyclopedia from 1905 I can read: „The Chinese call all fossile bones dragon bones“. Now the big question is, since when did they do so? Might it be that humans found well-preserved dinosaur sceleto...

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by Kilopond
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR Versus XLR
Replies: 93
Views: 14890

Re: A321LR Versus XLR

][...] The chart for the A321NEO at 0ft and ISA shows 9 000ft at 100t TOW for the CFM Leap.[...] This might still improve because Pratt & Wittney have not yet delivered the more powerful engine they once promised. They started testing the PW1135G-JM back in 2016 but right now that thing is not ...

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by Kilopond
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air weird routing Paris to Taipei (Taiwanese airlines can now fly over Mainland Chinese airspace to/from Europe!?)
Replies: 10
Views: 3266

Re: EVA Air weird routing Paris to Taipei (Taiwanese airlines can now fly over Mainland Chinese airspace to/from Europe!

[...]so is this a cost saving measure or something else!? Russia belongs to those countries that do not grant the First (overfly) and the Second (rechnical stop) Freedom of the Air by default. Every single overflitht over Siberia has to be negottiated to be included in the bilateral ASA. There is a...

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by Kilopond
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt
Replies: 25
Views: 4759

Re: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt

Another example of the interconnected nature of geo-politics and the airline industry. If you look at the complete portfolio of the giant Qatari Investment Authority (QIA) you will see that Qatar Airwayd is just a dwarf among their investments. QR is worth peanuts in comparision to the rest. Maybe ...

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by Kilopond
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 9923

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

Why is this regarded as a new developemnt? In my experience railway and airline companies used to wait for connecting passengers ever since. If their ongoing schedules had not been threatend by a domino effect, of course. In the case of United I rember a Heathrow procedure: we passengers from a very...

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by Kilopond
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 6012

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

[...]I am not aware of any area where the imperial system has an advantage, but no doubt someone will find an obscure reference if they search long enough.[...] :D Right you are and here I am! :D Oh yes, there is one elegant correlation in the imperial system: 1 (one) arc minute of Earth`s great ci...

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by Kilopond
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Americans Concerned About Fake News
Replies: 24
Views: 1267

Re: More Americans Concerned About Fake News

[...]You are delusional. The MSM trots out false narratives (lies) to support lying politician's lies.[...] Those totally indoctrinated Neo-Marxists are much too narrow minded to question any of the false dogmas of their ideological system. Thus, they believe in their own lies without any hessitati...

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by Kilopond
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a T1 line better than DSL?
Replies: 21
Views: 1313

Re: Is a T1 line better than DSL?

[...]Which do you think would be better? Most likely neither of those. If I were you I would wait for the upcoming space-to-ground ISP systems beeing provided soon by SpaceX and AWS. For sure these services will be clearly superior to anything that we had before from Inmarsat and Iridium, including...

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by Kilopond
Fri May 31, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kids Calling Out Leadership Failure on Climate
Replies: 105
Views: 4345

Re: Kids Calling Out Leadership Failure on Climate

[...]Good God not this long debunked "99% of scientists agree on this" crap again. Some 99.99% of meterologists are also employed by public bodies like governments. By voicing any dissident oppinion they would severely risk to get lynched socially. [...]It is a science fact.[...] Maybe by...

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by Kilopond
Tue May 28, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube Star crushing German‘s largest political party?
Replies: 26
Views: 1885

Re: YouTube Star crushing German‘s largest political party?

The vast majority of „westeners“ underwent a neomarxist lobotomy and really feel comfortable about being brain-wahed as long as they get distracted by enough bread and circusses. But as some of them now dare to „ sapere aude “ the ruling system is panicking and spreading all kinds of conspiracy theo...

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by Kilopond
Wed May 22, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 58
Views: 5830

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

I think mostly it’s lonely people trying to get attention through being contrarian. It’s almost like teenage ‘goths’ trying to be different.[...] You are absolutely right! And keep in mind that since the bronze age the more or less educated part of mankind had been aware of the fact that Earth is a...

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by Kilopond
Wed May 22, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have you ever been able to change someone's mind
Replies: 20
Views: 1536

Re: Have you ever been able to change someone's mind

Convictions (legal, religious, political) are nearly impossible to change. Even if you line up evidence to prove your point, swaying an opinion is rarely possible. An emotional truth so often outweighs everything else.[...] What you describe is an epistemological problem. The vast majority of peopl...

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by Kilopond
Mon May 20, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China - EU agree on new aviation agreement
Replies: 6
Views: 1667

Re: China - EU agree on new aviation agreement

[...]EU market will be treated as single market now, replacing individual state air service agreements. So for example any EU airlines will be able to serve China from any member state.[...] Sorry to say so, but this is a somewhat unfortunate wording. ;) Blame the EU`s euphoric press release. :drun...

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by Kilopond
Sat May 18, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election
Replies: 22
Views: 2294

Re: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election

There are some exceptions to the rule, but in general the socialists are on a steep decline in „western“ countries. No matter whether they are disguised as „Labour“, „Socialdemokraterna“, „Democrats“ or whatever. The historical Hungarian lie speach might have contributed quite a bit to label them as...

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by Kilopond
Tue May 14, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A random example of how events may cause volatile air fares
Replies: 15
Views: 3723

A random example of how events may cause volatile air fares

Check out the fares for non-stop flights between New York and Nice, France during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival (May 14th to May 25th). All I get quoted from Delta is around EUR 3,500 in economy while La Compangie charges considerably less but still enough to make some profit.

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by Kilopond
Fri May 10, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 8915

Re: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Excellence
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rwsea wrote:
[...]SkyTeam was in its infancy and DL didn't yet have access to the powerful NW/KL operation at AMS.[...]


Delta`s first transatlantic partnership took off at VIE and GVA.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Excellence

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by Kilopond
Thu May 09, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Solution for drones over airports?
Replies: 53
Views: 4024

Re: Solution for drones over airports?

I agree with the laser suggestion Almost everyone here does so, methinks. But scientists also propose other methods like jets of water, clue or kamikaze drones. From that ;) tl;dr :lol: text it is worth reading the paragraph containing [CTRL+F] "Belgrade“: https://www.fraunhofer.de/en/research...

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by Kilopond
Wed May 08, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??
Replies: 85
Views: 10357

Re: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??

727glasair wrote:
[...]2) In hindsight, would a slightly larger 8-across fuselage design have been smarter?


You are kidding, aren´t you? The A330 absolutely killed the B767. Well, if you don´t count certain gentlemen´s agreement or crony B767 orders, that is.

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by Kilopond
Tue May 07, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 12991

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

Do United, America, and Delta fly over North Korea? Not that I know of... Come on, none of you two read the whole thread. :hissyfit: Quoting from an earlier post: As pilot for a US airline with significant Pacific ops, I have no qualms about flying through North Korea. The several times I did it in...

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by Kilopond
Sun May 05, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline owning a airport
Replies: 60
Views: 7079

Re: Airline owning a airport

FlyingColours wrote:
Sutton Harbour Holdings who owned Plymouth Airport in the UK also owned Air South West [...]


There still is a Swiss business model with some similarities: The airline People`s (IATA: PE) and the airport of St. Gallen/Altenrhein (IATA: ACH) are subsidaries of one single company.

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by Kilopond
Sun May 05, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline owning a airport
Replies: 60
Views: 7079

Re: Airline owning a airport

Someone83 wrote:
Lufthansa owns 40% of Terminal 2 in MUC


They also own 8.44% of Fraport and thus they are involved in many dozens of airport businesses globally.

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by Kilopond
Sun May 05, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142374

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

https://www.kp.ru/online/news/3467160/? ... um=desktop
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Reportedly some passengers slowed down the evacuation by saving their personal belongings.

Komsomlskaya Pravda in Russian:

https://www.kp.ru/online/news/3467160/? ... um=desktop

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by Kilopond
Wed May 01, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: KE is considering removing first class entirely from their fleet
Replies: 49
Views: 5887

Re: Korean Air drops first-class on 27 routes

What? No more super nuts on porcelain plates? Or was it in paper bags? Who cares... :lol: Joke aside, F is very expensive to operate with a very tiny profit margin. Bare in mind that full-fare Y without any restrictions is just about 30% cheaper to buy. Imagine a slim, skinny teen-age person with no...

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by Kilopond
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Profile Picture/Avatar Upload Issues Thread
Replies: 67
Views: 12660

Re: How to change profile pic (Avatar) and upload errors discussion thread

Thank you atcsundevil for the fast response. All I can see is that other users are effected by the same no-avatar bug and there is no solution in sight. ;) Now, what else can we do than staying patient, calm and composed?

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by Kilopond
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tomorrow fare examples EU-America. Is this sustainable?
Replies: 17
Views: 4320

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

[...]Is 2019 the last year we'll be seeing all airlines increase its offer before a bit of a downturn? These fare quotes are completely meaningless untill you really get a real PNR at those cited prices. Which won`t ever happen in the vast majority of real-life scenarios. And maybe you have noticed...

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by Kilopond
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why is the avatar function blocked in my account?
Replies: 1
Views: 1395

Why is the avatar function blocked in my account?

Just curious to know.

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