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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 112
Views: 17041

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

I've flown the 753 on TCX a couple of times and couldnt wait to get off. Cramped and a nightmare to deplane if you are sat at the back. I'm sure they are great for the bean-counters but not much fun to fly on and i say that as someone who goes out of his way to take 757s if there is a choice as I l...

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by JannEejit
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the B747-8 passenger still in production?
Replies: 10
Views: 3305

Re: Is the B747-8 passenger still in production?

The line is there in the expectation of a multi-billion dollar contract for 2 (or more) very special frames to replace the aging Air Force One (I know its not Air Force One unless the president is in it, its a VC-25)... If Trump win's a 2nd term, expect an order for a really tricked out gold-plated...

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by JannEejit
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 133
Views: 22337

Re: United GLA cancelled due to drunk pilot?

AntonioMartin wrote:
greg85 wrote:
Again? It’s always Glasgow!!

Bars must be good there then! We should all get on a group and head there Friday! (or to Amsterdam :) )


Glasgow is great for a night out, just don't pick up the keys for a 757 in the morning though... ;-)

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by JannEejit
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 133
Views: 22337

Re: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

United to introduce a 12 hour 'bottle to throttle' limit and warns it's crews to be aware of local aviation/alcohol flying limits. In the Glasgow/UK case this is half that of the USA. https://skift.com/2019/08/12/united-airlines-now-tells-pilots-no-drinking-for-12-hours-before-shift-starts/?fbclid=I...

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by JannEejit
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Future Fleet Matrix for LHR, LGW, and MAN
Replies: 31
Views: 7229

Re: Virgin Atlantic Future Fleet Matrix for LHR, LGW, and MAN

The assumption being the Gatwick fleet will continue to service the GLA and BFS to MCO services and thereby become A350 once the 744 disappears ? Although GLA's extended winter season this year is going A332 apparently

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by JannEejit
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?
Replies: 29
Views: 5460

Re: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?

hOMSaR wrote:
JannEejit wrote:
hOMSaR wrote:

Technically, it’s not a split scimitar, because it doesn’t have the lower strake. It’s just a scimitar.


Lol, apologies if I didn't qualify that enough in my original post.


Actually, I just misread the part in parentheses.


We all do it, my man.

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by JannEejit
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?
Replies: 29
Views: 5460

Re: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?

The split scimitar design (or scimitar as it doesn't include the lower portion) is also available as a 757 upgrade, although I think only Icelandair and United have taken them so far ? Technically, it’s not a split scimitar, because it doesn’t have the lower strake. It’s just a scimitar. Lol, apolo...

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by JannEejit
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?
Replies: 29
Views: 5460

Re: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?

The split scimitar design (or scimitar as it doesn't include the lower portion) is also available as a 757 upgrade, although I think only Icelandair and United have taken them so far ?

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by JannEejit
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19226

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

Am I right in thinking Aer Lingus will receive a total of four of these by year end ? Are they going to replace the 757's like for like ? In other words, has one 757 departed EI already ? The original plan was four this year but I’m not entirely sure if that’s still the case after the slight delay,...

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by JannEejit
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19226

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

Am I right in thinking Aer Lingus will receive a total of four of these by year end ? Are they going to replace the 757's like for like ? In other words, has one 757 departed EI already ?

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 133
Views: 22337

Re: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

I wonder if he had to surrender his passport? https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/united-pilot-charged-with-failing-alcohol-test-in-scotland/2019/08/06/ad21a042-b864-11e9-8e83-4e6687e99814_story.html LONDON — A United Airlines pilot appeared in court in Scotland Tuesday, charged with being over...

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 133
Views: 22337

Re: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... t-49247380
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Captain bailed pending further enquiry. No doubt the results of toxicology lab tests. This can take a week to report back.

BBC News - Pilot accused of failing breath test before US flight
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... t-49247380

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 133
Views: 22337

Re: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

If he was drunk, he’d be charged.... do you agree? So if he wasn’t charged, it’s unlikely he was drunk, ergo he shouldn’t have been held. You are failing to understand the vagaries of the Scottish legal system. He wasn't charged, he was "held under suspicion" and released within the time ...

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 133
Views: 22337

Re: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

Legal procedures basically. This wasn't a guy being pulled over at the roadside by a traffic cop.

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 133
Views: 22337

Re: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

So he was held only because of being near the other dude? I don’t get it. If he wasn’t intoxicated and was being held because the Capt was, that’s some kind of backward crap right there. I would suggest waiting until facts are known before jumping to the conclusion that "backward crap" is...

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 133
Views: 22337

Re: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

So he was held only because of being near the other dude? I don’t get it. If he wasn’t intoxicated and was being held because the Capt was, that’s some kind of backward crap right there. He was held because he was reported as having been seen drinking by an informer at the hotel they were staying i...

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 133
Views: 22337

Re: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

So he was held only because of being near the other dude? I don’t get it. If he wasn’t intoxicated and was being held because the Capt was, that’s some kind of backward crap right there. He was held because he was reported as having been seen drinking by an informer at the hotel they were staying i...

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 133
Views: 22337

Re: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

https://stv.tv/news/west-central/143978 ... -released/
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One pilot released without charge, the other due in court at Paisley on Tuesday afternoon. We'll soon see what happens next...

https://stv.tv/news/west-central/143978 ... -released/

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by JannEejit
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 133
Views: 22337

Re: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

by738 wrote:
The delayed flight just left GLA. Seems a crew hotel staff whistleblower rather than any enforced routine checks, which is slightly concerning


Wasn't that the case the last time and the time before that involving the Air Transat crew ?

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's
Replies: 74
Views: 14099

Re: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's

Must be hard to grow in Glasgow when you blame APD and withdraw the lions share of your services. The 'growth' of my hair is seriously curtailed every time I visit the barber shop too !

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's
Replies: 74
Views: 14099

Re: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's

PIK more likely to do with an alleged imminent sale to someone who won't be A: Continuing pax operations or B: Won't be giving MOL such an easy ride.

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by JannEejit
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 112
Views: 27401

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

As the A350 severely lacks range will it be able to do LHR-MAD without heavy payload restrictions? Only kidding of course. Can’t wait to see the A350 with the Union Jack!!!!! The B.A. A350-1000 won't have a 'Union Jack'. It's the 'Union' flag, it was and when it was hoisted up the 'Jack' mast on na...

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by JannEejit
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 9365

Re: Former Execs of WOW trying to bring back LCC named WAB

tharanga wrote:
from the article, it wouldn't actually be named 'wab'. that's just the name for the project until they come up with an actual name.


How about WOT? as the new name ?

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by JannEejit
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical Question: L1011 PHL-BWI, circa late 1978
Replies: 20
Views: 2704

Re: Historical Question: L1011 PHL-BWI, circa late 1978

I worked scheduling and routing for EAL back then. The L-1011s (wide bodies) were required to be in a maintenance base every night. So you would see a lot of short tags at the end of the flying day to get them to maintenance, like FLL-MIA-FLL or BWI-PHL-BWI. This also helped move a crew back to a c...

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by JannEejit
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC Planespotting Live, Staring 23rd July 20.00 BBC4.
Replies: 35
Views: 6751

Re: BBC Planespotting Live, Staring 23rd July 20.00 BBC4.

The guy they have flying in tomorrow from SEN in a PA28 is a top bloke and long time member on here.He’s very knowledgeable ... but depends what dumb questions he gets asked by the Snow/Peters combo. Thank goodness for Charlie's segment tonight, otherwise it is awful and so inaccurate. Didn't Chann...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 16887

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Continental, the company who launched the route easily filled wide body DC10s to GLA in a smaller market. United have a sub fleet of high Y low C B77As that may well be a decent fit for EWR-EDI, they recently flew to DUB and still fly to MAD. Not business focussed as no Polaris but have the peak se...

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by JannEejit
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC Planespotting Live, Staring 23rd July 20.00 BBC4.
Replies: 35
Views: 6751

Re: BBC Planespotting Live, Staring 23rd July 20.00 BBC4.

Oofty, so much that could have gone right. Why did they even bother going to Myrtle Avenue in the evening when the movements were on 09 and facing a strong sunset ? The renta-mob gang of spotters they lined up were somewhat I'll informed too.

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by JannEejit
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's
Replies: 75
Views: 11037

Re: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's

Just curious as to when 'JFK' replaced the 'Idlewild' moniker ?

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by JannEejit
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 94767

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380?

A For the A380 replacement either A351s or B779s would be ordered and my money would be on the A351 MTOW version. AF loves their 777's. They have 70 of them (including the freighters). For fleet commonality a large 777 order would not surprise me at all. KL's home base is slot restricted and even i...

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by JannEejit
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 6182

Re: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?

Was the TriStar fiasco entirely behind Lockheed's exit from commercial aircraft production or where they headed that way anyway ? Was it a final straw kind of thing ?

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by JannEejit
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 112
Views: 27401

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

I've always liked the sleek lines of the A350, more so the 1000. But boy is that BA livery getting long in the tooth. I really hoped they would do something entirely new on this aircraft, but given the allegations of an "IAG-ification" of the BA livery, maybe we're better off with this...?

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by JannEejit
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 19428

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/news/virgin-atlantic-demands-150-slots-at-expanded-heathrow-airport-18478 Shai Weiss, CEO of Virgin Atlantic, says the carrier should be given 43% of the 350 new take-off and landing slots at an expanded Heathrow, whose planned 3rd rwy will reportedly help LHR enlarge ...

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by JannEejit
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43820

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Interesting sidenote: while the IAG press release mentions those aircraft at destined for Vueling, Level and British Airways' Gatwick ops, the Flightglobal order tracker has them split 50/50 between Vueling and Level. Does Flightglobal know something we/I don't, or did they make a mistake here? I'm...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 102
Views: 12929

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

codc10 wrote:
First flight of a downscaled demonstrator, maybe...


That's what I was thinking, it was always going to be a scaled down 'trainer jet' sized thing to begin with wasn't it ?

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by JannEejit
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 22106

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

UPlog wrote:
Makes sense.

The economics of a 5 frame subfleet can’t be very compelling.


Well they got away with it with Concorde for a good number of years... :lol:

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by JannEejit
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 21013

Re: Flybe update

As far as a prospective livery goes, I don't expect a whole lot more than an all white fuselage with a red tail (similar to the new Flybe minimal purple Q400) and thin billboard lettering saying 'Virgin Connect' in a style not dissimilar to the current 'Virgin Atlantic'.

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by JannEejit
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport put up for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 3074

Re: Prestwick Airport put up for sale

Breathe wrote:
I'm not an expert in the field, perhaps it could do well just as a small cargo airport with other associated facilities like refuelling U.S military planes and Ryanair maintenance.


That is pretty much all it does these days. A likely buyer may in fact be a housing developer...

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by JannEejit
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight
Replies: 52
Views: 13919

Re: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight

We'll never know now. But I seem to recall if im correct, that when BA flew their A380s to FRA they only sold a limited number of seats on it so any last minute tech issues it could be replaced with the usual equipment and no stranded pasengers. So possible this could have been managed the same way...

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by JannEejit
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-BNLY at LAS cargo terminal?
Replies: 34
Views: 8848

Re: G-BNLY at LAS cargo terminal?

Will this be the first of the retro fleet to wear a non retro painted replacement part or will the same cowling accommodate the new engine ?

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by JannEejit
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines use Scimitar Blended Winglets on their 757s?
Replies: 22
Views: 3056

Re: Which airlines use Scimitar Blended Winglets on their 757s?

Just United and Icelandair as far as I know...

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by JannEejit
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 6564

Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

GLA got the 777 tonight, is this back to normal 777 ops (I did read somewhere the initial A380 service was for a short period) or is this just a one off because of aircraft / crew / ops? Sandyb123 EK27/28 = A380 EK25/26 = 777 The A380 will continue throughout the summer schedule and return for next...

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by JannEejit
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32690

Re: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Clearly they aren’t that impressed with the 787 How is that "clearly"...? I'd say they "clearly" won't be happy having had to park up so many 787 for so long and also that the Delta influence is coming to bear too. It may also of course be advantageous to pair the A330Neo with t...

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by JannEejit
Tue May 28, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 6564

Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

Well the boom in legacy LH Germany to GLA didn't last long... LH FRA - down to less than daily W19 LH FRA - S19 no A321's scheduled LH MUC - scrapped for W19 and of course Eurowings DUS gone from S19 Could we be seeing a repeat of history or just a winter blip? No, I think we're seeing the effects ...

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by JannEejit
Tue May 28, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 19075

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

Just wondering what became of runway 32R at ORD ? Did the accident influence it's closure, did it carry on in use for years after the accident ? Did the trailer park also close out of respect for the victims or for other reasons ? Looking at the area of the crash site on FR24 satellite imagery, ther...

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by JannEejit
Sun May 26, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 273
Views: 40963

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

f4f3a wrote:
Yes it’s a private equity firm . Hopefully more successful for they employees than greybulls efforts with monarch


When I think of Greybull, I think of the grim reaper standing by a hospital bed. British Steel the latest victim of their 'restructuring' methodology it would seem.

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by JannEejit
Thu May 23, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16410

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

There hasn't been an airplane with as bad an omen attached to it as the 737 MAX. I sincerely hope that Boeing have indeed fixed the problem. I don't think anyone wants the 737 MAX to fail, and if you do, you are delusional. Boeing have invested too much into this airplane to just throw it away. If ...

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by JannEejit
Mon May 20, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 23066

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

Well it sure sounds like BA and Alex Cruz have become the 'Self-Righteous Brothers'. They appear to have lost the lovin' feelin' and now it's scone, scone... scone... :D

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