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by TheLark
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 33588

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

https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 20040105-0.
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Another almost forgotten no-engines crash landing in a field is flight OS 111, an Austrian Fokker 70 near Munich in 2004: https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 20040105-0.

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by TheLark
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 42715

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

My suggestion for a fare policy avoiding hidden cities: You buy a ticket that entitles you to fly from A to B, leaving A no earlier that a specified start time and arriving at B no later than a specified arrival time. As long as these conditions are met, the airline may put you on any flight or fli...

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by TheLark
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 42715

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

My suggestion for a fare policy avoiding hidden cities: You buy a ticket that entitles you to fly from A to B, leaving A no earlier that a specified start time and arriving at B no later than a specified arrival time. As long as these conditions are met, the airline may put you on any flight or flig...

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by TheLark
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?
Replies: 57
Views: 5822

"Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?

The helicopter belonging to the owner of Leicester City Football Club that crashed a couple of days ago had registration G-LCFC. Wikipedia states that 'since the 1970s personalised ("out of sequence") registrations are available using any four-letter combination'. How frequently are such p...

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by TheLark
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 149
Views: 38475

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

AVH comments should be taken with a pinch of salt. It's amazing that whenever there's an incident that there's a significant amount of comments from people claiming to be on flights. Of course they should. Nevertheless, I see no reason to doubt the sincerity of this particular poster. Obviously, so...

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by TheLark
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security incident disrupts operations at MUC
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Security incident disrupts operations at MUC

Saturday morning, a security breach caused Terminal 2 at MUC to be closed for several hours and 200 flights to be cancelled. It's hard to gather from the various media reports what really happend, but apparently a passenger walked through security without being checked, probably quite unintentionall...

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by TheLark
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tourist in VIE attempts to check in WW II artillery shell
Replies: 3
Views: 1297

Re: Tourist in VIE attempts to check in WW II artillery shell

I wonder if she actually knew it was explosive when she took it? Unexploded WWII bombs are things Europeans deal with on a regular basis so I'm sure you're all familiar with the dangers, but it's probably not the sort of thing a typical American would have seen before. She might have assumed it was...

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by TheLark
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tourist in VIE attempts to check in WW II artillery shell
Replies: 3
Views: 1297

Tourist in VIE attempts to check in WW II artillery shell

An American tourist found a WW II relic in the Austrian alps and wanted to take it home as a souvenir. Not a very bright idea ... Thankfully, the Austrian authorities have to deal with WW II UX (unexploded ordnance) on an almost daily basis, so they know how to handle it. It seems she had taken the ...

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by TheLark
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian restructuring longhaul network, focus on US and China
Replies: 16
Views: 3742

Re: Austrian restructuring longhaul network, focus on US and China

Interesting, especially since they've just added HKG back to their network. Maybe we will see a new destination (there have always been talks about South Africa or Mexico-City) instead and besides the additional flights to NYC, ORD and PEK. "Starting 27 October Austrian Airlines will commence ...

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by TheLark
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian restructuring longhaul network, focus on US and China
Replies: 16
Views: 3742

Austrian restructuring longhaul network, focus on US and China

https://www.austrianairlines.ag/Press/P ... sc_lang=en
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More flights to New York, Chicago, Beijing. Unprofitable connections will be dropped (Hong Kong, Colombo, Havana, Isfahan, Shiraz):
https://www.austrianairlines.ag/Press/P ... sc_lang=en

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by TheLark
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 22023

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

Who else except the US, Australia and NZ bans all fruit? Apparently the EU doesn't. They have some restrictions on meat, diary and fish products, but apples from the US, or Singapore, should be fine.

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by TheLark
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery
Replies: 64
Views: 15373

Re: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery

A few months ago I flew on Austrian, I forget where, and afterwards completed an online customer satisfaction survey. The last question was something like "Do you have any suggestions what we can do to further improve customer satisfaction?" I answered "Get rid of myAustrian completel...

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by TheLark
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 37583

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

There's a reason why companies all around the world are paying millions of dollars to these design agencies. I'm sure there is, but nevertheless most of us can't help feeling schadenfreude when these highly paid experts screw up, as they sometimes do. The myAustrian debacle has been mentioned - rem...

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by TheLark
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 634053

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/b-lgd
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KarelXWB wrote:
HX #4 should be flying home today.


Yes, according to FR24 she left TLS at 22:00 local time and is now over central Europe: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/b-lgd

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by TheLark
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: NEW FORUM RULES
Replies: 118
Views: 42993

Re: NEW FORUM RULES

1.l.1 The Forum Moderators reserve the right to delete any post containing bad grammar, spelling errors or any post that we find difficult to understand. Please use a spell checker prior to posting. This sounds a bit harsh on non-native English speakers. Bad grammar shouldn't be treated the same wa...

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by TheLark
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 195554

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

Have a search for yourself for the mathematical proof of mutually exclusive independent events and you will see that the probability is zero. Well, if you search for "mutually exclusive independent events" you'll find nothing, because such events do not exist. This is a contradiction in t...

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by TheLark
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 195554

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

Surprised no one has brought this up yet but you better believe those passengers and crew were really glad they were on a 4 engine aircraft. Long live 4 Engines 4 Long Haul! (3 works too) So does 2, possibly even better. Having more engines increases the chance of an uncontained engine failure. And...

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by TheLark
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 urgent EASA directive - hydraulic pump fire danger
Replies: 38
Views: 12716

Re: A350 urgent EASA directive - hydraulic pump fire danger

So why is this all over the news? This does not sound very spectacular to me. Did some scare-mongerer publish a story "they are all going to crash", and everybody else copied it? I would not say the flightglobal article is scare mongering. It sounds mostly factual. But this one is: http:/...

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by TheLark
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 urgent EASA directive - hydraulic pump fire danger
Replies: 38
Views: 12716

Re: A350 urgent EASA directive - hydraulic pump fire danger

So why is this all over the news? This does not sound very spectacular to me. Did some scare-mongerer publish a story "they are all going to crash", and everybody else copied it?

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by TheLark
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the same at BER
Replies: 31
Views: 5412

More of the same at BER

http://www.bild.de/politik/inland/flugh ... .bild.html
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According to Bild Zeitung, not the most reliable of sources, the opening of BER is expected in autumn 2019 at the earliest.
http://www.bild.de/politik/inland/flugh ... .bild.html

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by TheLark
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport design, why are departures normally on top of arrivals?
Replies: 18
Views: 5650

Re: Airport design, why are departures normally on top of arrivals?

Checked baggage is handled at ground level (i.e. that's where it comes out of the plane). Therefore it makes sense to have baggage claim on the same level to save the not inconsiderable energy it would require to move baggage up a floor (and then inconvenience people having to take it down again). ...

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by TheLark
Tue May 30, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA experiencing computer problems.
Replies: 200
Views: 29165

Re: BA experiencing computer problems.

Without insider information, we can infer practically nothing from just one data point. The outage may have been caused by incompetence, cost cutting, outsourcing, insufficient redundancy, inadequate testing of failover and disaster recovery procedures, or just bad luck. For all we know, BA may have...

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by TheLark
Wed May 17, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation incidents where ARFF made the difference
Replies: 7
Views: 1613

Re: Aviation incidents where ARFF made the difference

As always, a less than perfect ARFF response gets much more attention than an excellent one. United 232 comes to mind, where the emergency services were highly praised and probably saved many lives. In the case of Saudia 163, the investigation report states that the firefighters did their best, but ...

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by TheLark
Tue May 02, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German airlines drop safety rule prompted by Germanwings crash
Replies: 90
Views: 11036

Re: German airlines drop safety rule prompted by Germanwings crash

In risk management, whenever some measure is undertaken to mitigate a known risk, you have to ask: (1) Does this measure introduce new risks? (2) Does it influence the assessment (probability, gravity) of other known risks? In this case, we are dealing with very rare events. This means that (1) the ...

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by TheLark
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Niki A321 Loss of Communication
Replies: 6
Views: 3004

Re: Niki A321 Loss of Communication

anshabhi wrote:
This is racism. One against the Spanish aircraft, because I think it's a privilege to get escorted by fighters...


What Spanish aircraft? We're talking about Niki.

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by TheLark
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1535531

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Is MSN107 still unpainted? If so I think this is the first time we will have seen an unpainted A350 take to the skies. Yep. https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2812/33574772130_98dc270eee_z.jpg First flight msn107 F-WZGC 10/4/2017 by A380_TLS_A350 , on Flickr Is this the new one-wing variant? Either the ...

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by TheLark
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some aviation incidents that changed the world?
Replies: 55
Views: 6645

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

1961 plane crash of UN secretary Dag Hammarskjöld (probably shot down)
2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash killing president Lech Kaczyński

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by TheLark
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings crash, 2 years ago
Replies: 24
Views: 4801

Re: Germanwings crash, 2 years ago

[ What has always troubled me is how quickly the local law enforcement people came to a determination that this was a suicide. That annoyed me quite a lot as well. Suicide has all the makings of a claim that is supposed to rid the airline and aircraft manufacturer of blame. The pilot can't even def...

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by TheLark
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban
Replies: 88
Views: 16470

Re: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban

Someone please tell the low cost airlines that are adding transatlantic capacity about the US travel hassles. Those low cost airlines are adding capacity from Europe , not from countries that are affected by the US travel bans. You will probably find that US airlines would be suffering a drop in bo...

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by TheLark
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's new central airport - decision imminent
Replies: 15
Views: 3314

Re: Poland's new central airport - decision imminent

They could hire some Spanish consultants, they have experience with building unused airports in the middle of nowhere.

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by TheLark
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 reported down near Bishkek
Replies: 118
Views: 45989

Re: 747 reported down near Bishkek

It might not be a row of houses but a petrol pump just across the road from RWY 23 in YYZ!! Sure it has the jet blast barricade and fence but could it be a disaster waiting to happen. Check any landing pics into RWY 23 in YYZ. Don't you think you're taking this too far? "A disaster waiting to ...

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by TheLark
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 127514

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

ATC: The second the pilots mention "we are in... emergency", the controller sprung into immediate action. I think she did everything by the book or better... Many ATC recordings, especially when pilots declare in such a roundabout way, delay reactions by confirm they are declaring an emer...

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by TheLark
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 127514

Re: BREAKING: Plane missing in Colombia

Question: Can anyone confirm me if on the FDR it's stored/displayed if fuel is being thrown out of the plane for an emergency landing? The RJ85 doesn't have fuel dumping capabilities. I see, but in other aircraft that does have the capabilities, is it displayed? The FDR does not display anything, i...

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by TheLark
Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: MH370 "flaps were in "cruise" position when it hit..."
Replies: 58
Views: 11201

Re: BBC: MH370 "flaps were in "cruise" position when it hit..."

Can't believe this aircraft is still missing In 2012, an underwater volcano erupted in the South Pacific, leaving a pumice raft the size of a small country (Israel is often mentioned for comparison). And nobody noticed for a couple of weeks. It's easy to lose the sense of proportion how big and des...

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by TheLark
Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azur Air forced to place body in aisle of full flight
Replies: 16
Views: 4358

Re: Azur Air forced to place body in aisle of full flight

Legally a person is alive until pronounced deceased, this will normally only happen when the passenger arrives at hospital. Passengers are not permitted in the isle, or toilets during takeoff and landing by law. They should be placed in a seat with a seat belt on. I don't know about Russia, but usu...

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by TheLark
Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Turning 55 and wondering: will I fly a true new ac before I die?
Replies: 19
Views: 2486

Re: Turning 55 and wondering: will I fly a true new ac before I die?

I'm pretty sure you'll be able to fly a brand new Chinese designed and built jet within the next 20 years.

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by TheLark
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the First Real ETOPS 240 Incident be a Game Changer?
Replies: 52
Views: 13246

Re: Could the First Real ETOPS 240 Incident be a Game Changer?

So, math would say then a twin is thusly twice as safe as a quad by virtue of having only two engines that could fail instead of four that could throw shrapnel. Sure, uncontained engine failures will occur twice as often on quads, but a quad will only be in serious trouble if an uncontained failure...

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by TheLark
Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines system outage August 8th, 2016
Replies: 261
Views: 32338

Re: Big Problems at Big Delta

Delta Air Lines will get this fixed, seems like the system is already coming back up. Do not believe there is anyway to test in real time a system that has to be running 24/7. They can simulate failures, but to induce a complete system failure would be risky. Could really mess things up and crazy t...

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by TheLark
Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Netherlands Aircraft Company Fokker 130
Replies: 39
Views: 11745

Re: Netherlands Aircraft Company Fokker 130

The website says the Fokker 130 will have entry-into-service in five years. They can leave this unchanged forever.

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by TheLark
Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish military coup impact on civil aviation
Replies: 111
Views: 22697

Re: Turkish military coup

Flyingsottsman wrote:
My niece is on Singapore airlines to Istanbul and got a call this morning from my mother to say that her flight has been tuned back to Singapore, not sure how far into the flight they go before they had to turn back?


SQ392 turned back over India, some four hours into the flight.

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by TheLark
Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish military coup impact on civil aviation
Replies: 111
Views: 22697

Re: Turkish military coup

TK791 from TLV just turned back to TLV.

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by TheLark
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces A380 To VIE From 01JUL
Replies: 3
Views: 2422

Re: Emirates Announces A380 To VIE From 01JUL

https://www.austrianwings.info/2016/07/ ... -emirates/
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In a few minutes, A6-EEW will be back in Dubai from the first scheduled A380 flight to VIE.

https://www.austrianwings.info/2016/07/ ... -emirates/

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by TheLark
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2541
Views: 252350

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

The new site is not terrible in every respect. For one, I can actually read the forums on my iPhone, which I had basically given up on with the old site. You don't have to lock a thread when it gets to 200 posts because it's "too long" any more. Threads can be moved to different forums wi...

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by TheLark
Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2541
Views: 252350

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Some issues I'm facing: ⋅ On my desktop, I see two symbols at the top right, a bell and my Avatar. On my Samsung tablet there is only one list symbol. When I click this list symbol nothing whatsoever happens. What is this? Non-responsive design? Also it seems silly to replace two smallish ...

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by TheLark
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How many people in the air?
Replies: 9
Views: 9573

How many people in the air?

I try to figure out how many people are in the air aboard commercial airliners at any given time. Obviously there will be seasonal variations and daily variations, and long-term trends. Because areas of high flying activity are spread over many timezones the daily variations are somewhat dampened. M...

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