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by LeCoqFrancais
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?
Replies: 62
Views: 13424

Re: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?

I know the 764 keeps getting compared to the 332 and being shorter on range, but does the wider fuselage of the 332 mean more fuel burn, or does the latter technology and extra seat make up for that extra expense? The higher cruising altitude on TATL flights of the Airbus A330-200 versus the Boeing...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?
Replies: 62
Views: 13424

Re: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?

The Boeing 767-400 is not great, it dose not fly very high on TATL flights (mid FL300s) which make it consume more fuel than its rivals...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking Ban, when was it implemented?
Replies: 70
Views: 14106

Re: Smoking Ban, when was it implemented?

Frankfurt airport however was a full-blown smoking airport for much longer. They had designated 'smoker's area', which was not partitioned off, in the general gate area. I think it was only around 2003 that the gates become more smoke free. This was after some much delayed renovation work. Anil I'm...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking Ban, when was it implemented?
Replies: 70
Views: 14106

Smoking Ban, when was it implemented?

As a non smoker I had a few questions about the smoking ban, maybe you guys could help me by answering them? - When was it implemented? - Which airline was the first to implement it? - At first was it just select airlines before becoming a rule? - Which country was the first to place a law on it? - ...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New-York JFK Intl now has its own private animal terminal
Replies: 8
Views: 1502

Re: New-York JFK Intl now has its own private animal terminal

lesfalls wrote:
And they still can't manage to build an observation deck..................

Indeed, but I'm sure they say its a threat to the safety of the airport...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New-York JFK Intl now has its own private animal terminal
Replies: 8
Views: 1502

New-York JFK Intl now has its own private animal terminal

John F. Kennedy International Airport, which services New York City, is opening a new $65-million terminal just for traveling pets.A transport hub which opened this week provides a new terminal just for animals — a 178,000-square-foot facility called the ARK that will process everything from dogs a...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Best Corporate Sustainability Report” goes to Air Canada
Replies: 1
Views: 397

“Best Corporate Sustainability Report” goes to Air Canada

MONTREAL, Jan. 26, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada has been recognized by the Finance and Sustainability Initiative (FSI) with the “2017 Award for Best Corporate Sustainability Report – Transportation” in Canada. This annual competition aims to promote excellence in sustainable development reporting...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic, how long until all Bombardier fleet?
Replies: 7
Views: 2026

Re: airBaltic, how long until all Bombardier fleet?

777klm wrote:
:confused: why not just call it the CS300 instead of BD-500-1A11?
2020 is the date mentioned in articles over the web.

Because the BD-500-1A11 is its name?

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by LeCoqFrancais
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic, how long until all Bombardier fleet?
Replies: 7
Views: 2026

airBaltic, how long until all Bombardier fleet?

Considering airBaltic is replacing its aging Boeing 737 Classic fleet with a Bombardier BD-500-1A11 one and that they are keeping their Bombardier Q400NGs, I was wondering when the last 737 will leave the airBaltic fleet and that airBaltic will become an all Bombardier equiped airline?

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by LeCoqFrancais
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada adds YUL-TLV nonstop
Replies: 26
Views: 4359

Re: Air Canada adds YUL-TLV nonstop

I think the departure times are a issue, since a lot of the travelers who would be using the service are the religious Jewish community in Montreal and the Thursday afternoon departure from YUL is very tight for the Sabbath and the return Friday gets in too late for observant people Even if I belie...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada adds YUL-TLV nonstop
Replies: 26
Views: 4359

Re: Air Canada adds YUL-TLV nonstop

I think the departure times are a issue, since a lot of the travelers who would be using the service are the religious Jewish community in Montreal and the Thursday afternoon departure from YUL is very tight for the Sabbath and the return Friday gets in too late for observant people Even if I belie...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United-Livery Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2138

Re: United-Livery Question

I would have said not before the Airbus A350XWB before, but considering how Air Canada revealed there new livery with out a new plane arriving in the fleet or a new hard product, I'm now unsure to when United will reveal a new livery if they have one in the making that is.

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by LeCoqFrancais
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines pilots donates kidney to fellow Flight Attendant
Replies: 5
Views: 1459

Re: Alaska Airlines pilots donates kidney to fellow Flight Attendant

We often help out colleagues with little things such as making a cup of coffee, offering a life home or working a shift to help out, but would you go as far as undergoing major surgery for a work associate? Jenny Hansel, a flight attendant on Alaska Airlines has been suffering from kidney disease f...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS opens bases outside Scandinavia and establishes new company in Ireland
Replies: 51
Views: 8319

Re: SAS to open new AOC in... Ireland

Personally I hope the US airlines, US unions, US labor and the Trump administration bans airlines trying to use the loopholes that can compromise safety. Got proof that Norwegian is a unsafe airline? If not, then its doing nothing wrong and there is nothing to see. Trump and the US Gov. should firs...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines pilots donates kidney to fellow Flight Attendant
Replies: 5
Views: 1459

Alaska Airlines pilots donates kidney to fellow Flight Attendant

We often help out colleagues with little things such as making a cup of coffee, offering a life home or working a shift to help out, but would you go as far as undergoing major surgery for a work associate? Jenny Hansel, a flight attendant on Alaska Airlines has been suffering from kidney disease f...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair and the Brexit
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Ryanair and the Brexit

From this article it seems that Ryanair is no longer hiring in the UK and is considering scrapping its domestic network. Now for FR, this is not a very big deal and it should not affect them to much, however for the United-Kingdom and its economy, this could be very troublesome. What do you guys thi...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unshaven Cockpit Crew
Replies: 39
Views: 7478

Re: Unshaven Cockpit Crew

it would be very hard to justify under employment laws here to prescribe no (well-groomed) facial hair unless of course there were genuine safety concerns which I highly doubt there are. Tell that to Disney, until a few years ago if you wanted to work a Disney park in a zone that was visible to gue...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB-NRT upgrades to A380 with EK
Replies: 8
Views: 1811

Re: DXB-NRT upgrades to A380 with EK

LondonCity wrote:
Not that obvious a choice from Europe where savvy travellers are increasingly opting for convenient Haneda.

Yes, Haneda would be a better option, but the A380 is not yet allowed to operate into/out of Haneda so Narita is the only airport you can send an A380 if you wish to serve Tokyo with one.

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by LeCoqFrancais
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB-NRT upgrades to A380 with EK
Replies: 8
Views: 1811

DXB-NRT upgrades to A380 with EK

http://gulfbusiness.com/dubais-emirates ... ns-narita/
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Seems like Emirates will be replacing its 77W with a A388 on the Dubai-Narita route. I guess you need to send those A380s somewhere and Tokyo is a logical choice.
http://gulfbusiness.com/dubais-emirates ... ns-narita/

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by LeCoqFrancais
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330-343 of Air Canada damaged at SIN?
Replies: 5
Views: 3567

Airbus A330-343 of Air Canada damaged at SIN?

Hey everybody, my uncle just sent me an email saying that Air Canada would have had an Airbus A330-343 damaged (broken in two) during routine maintenance at Singapore, anybody has more information on if this is real or not?

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by LeCoqFrancais
Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airhelp.com <> Opinions?
Replies: 0
Views: 420

Airhelp.com <> Opinions?

https://www.airhelp.com/en/
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A friend of mine just talked to me about Airhelp.com, anybody here has ever used the website? What is everybodies general opinion on this website?
https://www.airhelp.com/en/

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by LeCoqFrancais
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transatlantic J
Replies: 19
Views: 2885

Re: Transatlantic J

Hello, From what you have listed here, I would choose UA. Direct flight, quite good on-board service and nice seats. The only part of the "Experience" I tend to see US carriers lack in compare to the European ones are at their lounges in the US and occasionally the cabin crew. From my exp...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transatlantic J
Replies: 19
Views: 2885

Re: Transatlantic J

I would fly Air France, I recently tried their new J seat and I was pleasintly surprised with it. And you can't beat french food like Foie Gras!

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by LeCoqFrancais
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no winglets on C-GHLK?
Replies: 11
Views: 3233

Why no winglets on C-GHLK?

The entire 767 fleet of Air Canada Rouge has winglets, they have been either retrofited with them before being delivered to Rouge or simply came with them already installed. However I've noticed that C-GHLK has no winglets and that she has been with Rouge since May, I was wondering if there was a sp...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Le Figaro says that Enter Air operates a fleet of...707s!
Replies: 7
Views: 1712

Le Figaro says that Enter Air operates a fleet of...707s!

Un Boeing 707 de la compagnie charter polonaise Enter Air a atterri d'urgence ce vendredi soir à Prague après qu'un passager eut menacé de faire exploser une bombe, a annoncé le ministre tchèque de l'Intérieur. http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/2016/12/30/97001-20161230FILWWW00263-prague-un-avion-p...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pretty Global Super Tanker
Replies: 13
Views: 5328

Re: Pretty Global Super Tanker

Aesma wrote:
Pretty, yes, but does it make any kind of sense ?

Are you saying that having a 747 sized firefighting plane makes no sense? Or, are you saying that the livery makes no sense?

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by LeCoqFrancais
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No special Christmas livery this year at Air Berlin?
Replies: 3
Views: 590

No special Christmas livery this year at Air Berlin?

Since I started following this livery back in 2011, Air Berlin has painted every year in December on of their airplanes with a special Flying Home For Christmas livery. However, unless I've missed something I have not seen any this year? Did they stop doing it this year? 2011 D-ABMC : 2072206 2012 D...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Identify this aircraft type (is it an A330?)
Replies: 36
Views: 7325

Re: Identify this aircraft type (is it an A330?)

Does anyone else have that color of grey on the belly + fly A330s? Honestly don't know, but at a loss as to anyone else. Yes, Lufthansa. But they don't operate -200s and their A330 fleet is Trent powered which this A330 is not. So my money is also on a A330-223 of Turkish Airlines. As for the peopl...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to begin Saturday DC-Florida flights
Replies: 15
Views: 3226

Re: Delta to begin Saturday DC-Florida flights

Some of DL's JFK-TPA flights operate with the CRJ-900. It is a comfortable seat with only around 70 passengers. Most passengers gate check their larger carry on bags so you don't have as much of a hold up with storing the bags in the over heads. I use to avoid the CRJ 7 & 9 flights and now I li...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to begin Saturday DC-Florida flights
Replies: 15
Views: 3226

Re: Delta to begin Saturday DC-Florida flights

jfklganyc wrote:
Always laugh at the rjs DC to Florida.

Almost never see that from NYC...altho AA did try TPA JFK on an rj not long ago

I don't know what cities you are looking at in Florida to say that you almost never see RJs on NYC-Florida as the RSW-NYC route has a lot of them, usually CRJ-700/900s and E-Jets.

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by LeCoqFrancais
Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which carriers do not fly on Christmas day?
Replies: 41
Views: 8354

Re: Which carriers do not fly on Christmas day?

It's beyond me to why anyway sane who celebrates Christmas would want to go on anything but the shortest flight on Christmas Day or have an early arrival. We who celebrate Christmas are a minority in the world, so its totally logical for airlines and companies to offer service (maybe limited) on th...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Old Girl Dies On Air Canada Flight
Replies: 4
Views: 4470

10 Years Old Girl Dies On Air Canada Flight

A 10-year-old girl died Saturday after falling ill aboard a transatlantic Air Canada flight. The airline says Toronto-to-London flight AC868 diverted to Shannon, Ireland, after the child suffered a medical problem. Air Canada says a doctor and a nurse were on board the plane and helped the flight c...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO passenger steals tug, drives across airport
Replies: 27
Views: 5808

Re: MCO passenger steals tug, drives across airport

Thanks for giving such a beautiful image of Canadians...must be a Quebequer...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 Airlines to acquires 17 E170s
Replies: 22
Views: 5989

Re: S7 Airlines to acquires 17 E170s

TurnerJet wrote:
So will they're be leased from other airlines or other companies or purchase directly from Embraer? I'm not really sure about this yet.

They will be leased via GECAS

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by LeCoqFrancais
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas serves dildo shaped root vegetable to passenger
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: Qantas serves dildo shaped root vegetable to passenger

sk736 wrote:
Hilarious! Though I think it would be more accurate to describe it as "penis" shaped rather than "dildo" shaped!

I agree, but Dildo sounded -to me- a bit more polite. LOL

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by LeCoqFrancais
Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 Airlines to acquires 17 E170s
Replies: 22
Views: 5989

Re:

I'm so happy to hear this, and it helps that I find the S7 livery to be one of nicest ones flying out there currently. Now if only they still flew the Ty-154M like the one I have a scale model of... :( I believe I read on here that S7 would be getting a new livery when they take delivery of the A32...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 Airlines to acquires 17 E170s
Replies: 22
Views: 5989

Re: S7 Airlines to acquires 17 E170s

I'm so happy to hear this, and it helps that I find the S7 livery to be one of nicest ones flying out there currently. Now if only they still flew the Ty-154M like the one I have a scale model of... :(

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by LeCoqFrancais
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas serves dildo shaped root vegetable to passenger
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Qantas serves dildo shaped root vegetable to passenger

A plane passenger got quite a surprise when she received a decidedly phallic-shaped meal on a Qantas flight from Sydney to Brisbane. Perhaps this is what you get when you upgrade to business class, as this woman did. The passenger, who did not want to be named, told news.com.au: “I asked the server...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322770

Re: Will Amazon Prime Air be able to deliver all the Christmas gifts on time?

ILNFlyer wrote:
They have never stopped using FedEx and UPS. ATI, ABX and Atlas are also used. More pilot union drivel after they got their butts kicked in court.

I'm pretty sure all of the Amazon Prime Air planes are operated by Atlas Air actually.

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by LeCoqFrancais
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322770

Will Amazon Prime Air be able to deliver all the Christmas gifts on time?

Union pilots who fly products for Amazon.com Inc. are taking concerns about pay, working conditions and staffing shortages directly to online shoppers with a digital marketing blitz that suggests the internet retailer may struggle to deliver holiday gifts on time. The union is running advertisement...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways pilot dies because of engine oil fumes incident/accident 6 years ago
Replies: 36
Views: 10081

Re: US Airways pilot dies because of engine oil fumes incident/accident 6 years ago

I know I'm taking things off-thread here, but I'm so sorry to hear that. Thank you very much Did the FAA or NTSB classify this as an accident based on the outcome? If they're not doing so already, AA needs to ensure they do right by the FO whose career was cut short due to this maintenance issue. I...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smog grounds -yet again- flights in the People’s Replublic of China
Replies: 0
Views: 419

Smog grounds -yet again- flights in the People’s Replublic of China

A smog-shrouded Chinese city cancelled airline flights Sunday due to poor visibility and parents took children to hospitals on the second day of a pollution alert across the country’s north. The official Xinhua News Agency said 35 flights in Tianjin, east of Beijing, were delayed or cancelled. High...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways pilot dies because of engine oil fumes incident/accident 6 years ago
Replies: 36
Views: 10081

Re: US Airways pilot dies because of engine oil fumes incident/accident 6 years ago

Suing for monetary damages is appropriate in this case by all means. The crew, one dead and the other with no career left, likely supported families and millions in potential earnings is now lost. Put yourself in their shoes LeCoq. We were not brought up the same way, as it is not in my mentality o...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways pilot dies because of engine oil fumes incident/accident 6 years ago
Replies: 36
Views: 10081

Re: US Airways pilot dies because of engine oil fumes incident/accident 6 years ago

How sad. Tragic. Poor man... I really hope the families of the pilots involved received adequate monetary compensation. Wow, that is really low in my opinion. You can't replace someone with money, and money won't change the situation. I personally find it useless to have a monetary compensation as ...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways pilot dies because of engine oil fumes incident/accident 6 years ago
Replies: 36
Views: 10081

US Airways pilot dies because of engine oil fumes incident/accident 6 years ago

2673574 A US Airways Boeing 767-200, registration N255AY performing flight US-1041 from Saint Thomas (US Virgin Islands) to Charlotte,NC (USA) with 174 passengers, was on approach to Charlotte, when the crew reported a number of passengers and cabin crew had noticed some odour on board shortly afte...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if American Airlines painted their logo on the belly of their planes?
Replies: 29
Views: 7265

Re: What if American Airlines painted their logo on the belly of their planes?

It would be an added expense with little if any revenue upside to offset the cost. - You mean perfectly rational livery decisions? So they don't look great. Who cares? It doesn't dictate customer preference in 99.99% of transactions. These are businesses not beauty pageants. Its pretty obvious you ...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if American Airlines painted their logo on the belly of their planes?
Replies: 29
Views: 7265

Re: What if American Airlines painted their logo on the belly of their planes?

winterlight wrote:
I think the whole idea of logos and lettering on the belly is a silly idea. Same goes for winglets, which as merely upturned wingtips, should remain grey.

Its people like you that make us have liveries like:

and

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by LeCoqFrancais
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if American Airlines painted their logo on the belly of their planes?
Replies: 29
Views: 7265

Re: What if American Airlines painted their logo on the belly of their planes?

I agree that the new logo would fit nicely on winglets as well, and maybe their website or something? I find that it would be a better idea to paint the logo of the airline instead of its name on the belly because if you have letters painted you need to place your head the correct way to read it whe...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if American Airlines painted their logo on the belly of their planes?
Replies: 29
Views: 7265

What if American Airlines painted their logo on the belly of their planes?

Dear A.net members, I was wondering why American Airlines did not paint their new eagle logo on the belly of their planes? I think it would look really good and make their planes easily recognizable when flying above someone head. So many airlines are doing it that I find it somewhat sad that a comp...

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by LeCoqFrancais
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATRs for United Express?
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

ATRs for United Express?

Dear A.net members, I just saw on an other airplane picture website a ATR-42-500 in the United Express livery, the comment says that its for Hyannis Air Service (Cape Air / United Express) . Is this true? What have I missed, as I was under the impression United Expres wanted to get rid of its Turbop...

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