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by MaksFly
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale
Replies: 23
Views: 4407

Re: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale

One of the daily news summaries I receive had the following blurb: Interjet (Mexico) is looking for buyers for its 21 operable SSJ100s at a price of US$16-17 million each. Russian lessors may be interested. In all fairness the plane is very nice & efficient when it has parts. If they could get ...

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by MaksFly
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"
Replies: 67
Views: 11629

Re: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"

They don't need to get the C919 but can surely look at the MC21. =)

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by MaksFly
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL 122, BOS-EDI, just divert to PWM? (First DL 757 at PWM since 1996)
Replies: 20
Views: 5178

Re: Why did DL 122, BOS-EDI, just divert to PWM? (First DL 757 at PWM since 1996)

Weird... also surprised they did not go back to Boston.

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by MaksFly
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 184
Views: 27819

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

Wow... I suppose this is the best case for an accident.... All can walk away. Seems like one lady needed a bit more help. Congrats to the crew and everyone. Seems like from the reports all of the emergency crews came together and we can sit here and make popcorn and write off jokes. After the accide...

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by MaksFly
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU / KL IL-62
Replies: 39
Views: 7399

Re: SU / KL IL-62

wow, cool piece of history!

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by MaksFly
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15452

Re: DL Pilot Pulled from Flight after Alcohol was found

Lol, as per numerous articles, the plane was full at time of arrest. Nothing to do with Fox News. Get real people.

In either case, wow!

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by MaksFly
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI
Replies: 44
Views: 6938

Re: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI

TSA even has issues with toys. Good luck with this. Stop... just stop. Weapons are perfectly fine to be transported if declared and comply with regulations... I routinely travel with firearms and there is zero issue. The item in question is just a scary looking piece of metal that is completely non...

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by MaksFly
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI
Replies: 44
Views: 6938

Re: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI

:facepalm: You guys do know that thousands of guns are on flights daily, right? And if it is checked, who cares. PLENTY OF REAL, LEGAL, LETHAL WEAPONS already fly in the cargo hold anyway, most just don't know about it and it is in crate. Inert parts are just metal parts, technically, by ATF it is n...

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by MaksFly
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan airlines plans Vladivostok service
Replies: 25
Views: 5359

Re: Japan airlines plans Vladivostok service

Off topic: Isn't Vladivostok visa-free for visiting Americans too? Vladivostok is now Visa Free for certainly the neighboring countries and possibly Americans? Don't recall. BUT Russia did make entry to visit the Russian Far East a lot easier. (kind of how St. Petersburg is for cruise traffic.) Ah,...

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by MaksFly
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet put up for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 6572

Re: Interjet put up for sale

And there we go.... the excuses finally end.

Pure and simple... either poor execution or a poor business model.

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by MaksFly
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 19093

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

What was interesting from that Boeing expose video is that reminder once again of how Boeing lobbyists, aka, former FAA executives who retired and are now working for Boeing, have pushed for more and more control for Boeing to self certify.... and here we are two crashes later showing issues with th...

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by MaksFly
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385704

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Wow, I am amazed to learn that so much of the Max, and 787 software is being outsourced. Please share your impression of how much of the MAX and 787 software is being outsourced, and why you think it is "so much". I don't know how much as a percentage but to me, having ANY outsourcing of ...

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by MaksFly
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385704

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Wow, I am amazed to learn that so much of the Max, and 787 software is being outsourced. Ironic... on one hand aerospace industry complains about potential spying... YET, they willingly employ the lowest bidder. Gee... I wonder what's more likely... China/Russia/Iran hacking OR.... the guys getting ...

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by MaksFly
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 11271

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

Personally, I find this elitist disdainful attitude that some are showing quite off putting. This is a fantastic idea and well done to PR and Airbus for making it happen. It makes the aircraft much more efficient from a CASM perspective, which enables new markets/cheaper tickets. I love novel seat ...

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by MaksFly
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines Moscow Airport changes
Replies: 12
Views: 2017

Re: Vietnam Airlines Moscow Airport changes

Vietnam is becoming a bigger tourist destination for Russians... not surprised.

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by MaksFly
Sun May 19, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 10113

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

Thanks for sharing it. I thought the documentary was very well done and focus on it all... It was certainly presenting facts in an easy to understand matter and points the main issues and why it happened. I think people blaming the pilots are just grasping at straws... what are we going to do next? ...

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by MaksFly
Tue May 07, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order
Replies: 42
Views: 7325

Re: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order

Seems like rather a timing excuse. They were looking for a reason to cancel and did. Could have been for any, Max or Airbus too.

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by MaksFly
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Summit Air Let L-410 crash at Lukla, Nepal
Replies: 7
Views: 3241

Re: Summit Air Let L-410 crash at Lukla, Nepal

Wow, prayers for hte families. This is right as there are a ton of hikers and climbers heading to Everest base camp.

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by MaksFly
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20700

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

It is funny... all of these people who are saying this is a good move... also swore off Spirit for doing the same thing. :)

Only difference now I suppose is spirit has thicker cushions and maybe 1” less pitch?

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by MaksFly
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20700

Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

This is only an issue as they reduced seat pitch, especially in F.

So less seat pitch and no recline.... how is it different from Spirit? :)

Or is this a payment from Boeing? Lol as it effects airbus aircraft.

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by MaksFly
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings Adds FRA-LAS
Replies: 32
Views: 4860

Re: Eurowings Adds FRA-LAS

How can it be uneducated if I've actually been there. There is nothing special about it, it's basically a street with some hotels, casinos and strip shows not to mention that the whole city is extremely tacky, kitsch. Is that worth flying for all the way from Europe? I would say no but I guess to e...

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by MaksFly
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings Adds FRA-LAS
Replies: 32
Views: 4860

Re: Eurowings Adds FRA-LAS

How can it be uneducated if I've actually been there. There is nothing special about it, it's basically a street with some hotels, casinos and strip shows not to mention that the whole city is extremely tacky, kitsch. Is that worth flying for all the way from Europe? I would say no but I guess to e...

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by MaksFly
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings Adds FRA-LAS
Replies: 32
Views: 4860

Re: Eurowings Adds FRA-LAS

It's beyond me why would anyone from Europe go to Vegas. If one is going to the US, why not go somewhere actually nice. This is such a silly and uneducated comment. As others mentioned, Las Vegas is a great center base to kick off vacations to California or Grand Canyon. More than that, it is a hug...

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by MaksFly
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings Adds FRA-LAS
Replies: 32
Views: 4860

Re: Eurowings Adds FRA-LAS

It will appeal to gamblers and partyers. Personally, I hate Vegas. The only thing I like about Vegas is the food and proximity to the Grand Canyon. The hotels, while very nice, have essentially no grand lobbies. The lobby is the casino! The sidewalks reek of weed and tobacco smoke. Not to mention, ...

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by MaksFly
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings Adds FRA-LAS
Replies: 32
Views: 4860

Re: Eurowings Adds FRA-LAS

It's beyond me why would anyone from Europe go to Vegas. If one is going to the US, why not go somewhere actually nice. This is such a silly and uneducated comment. As others mentioned, Las Vegas is a great center base to kick off vacations to California or Grand Canyon. More than that, it is a hug...

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by MaksFly
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 46
Views: 3735

Re: New Jersey Aviation Thread - 2019

WN added EWR to BWI twice daily starting October 2nd. Interesting choice in my opinion, but it has not been served since UA dropped it. What do you think about WNs choice? I mean EWR to PHL would make more sense as the amtrak does not connect to airport and WN has a ton of presence at PHL... I mean...

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by MaksFly
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet on brink of collapse?
Replies: 53
Views: 15344

Re: Interjet on brink of collapse?

Well, some folks blame SSJs, but ultimately I think it is the airlines that fly them...

If it was not for SSJs, InterJet would be gone a long long time ago... the sweetheart deal they got on those jets likely helped them stay afloat as long as they have.

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by MaksFly
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 46
Views: 3735

Re: New Jersey Aviation Thread - 2019

WN added EWR to BWI twice daily starting October 2nd. Interesting choice in my opinion, but it has not been served since UA dropped it. What do you think about WNs choice? Seriously dumbfounded on this route. Are they trying to connect people? Only a novice traveler would go EWR to BWI by plane whe...

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by MaksFly
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 112
Views: 31377

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

HAHA, cancelling routes may actually be a benefit.

If they are losing money on each flight... they are now not. Furthermore, with the grounding, I am sure they will be happy to get Boeing to pay for the downtime. HAPPY days at Norwegian.

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by MaksFly
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718616

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Per Boeing's press release this morning, regarding a software update to MCAS in the near future... "...The enhanced flight control law incorporates angle of attack (AOA) inputs, limits stabilizer trim commands in response to an erroneous angle of attack reading, and provides a limit to the sta...

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by MaksFly
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718616

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

afriwing wrote:
http://news.sky.com/story/boeing-to-issue-software-update-to-make-737-max-safer-11662753

The UK-CAA has now grounded the B737max8


Good for them!

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by MaksFly
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718616

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Per Boeing's press release this morning, regarding a software update to MCAS in the near future... "...The enhanced flight control law incorporates angle of attack (AOA) inputs, limits stabilizer trim commands in response to an erroneous angle of attack reading, and provides a limit to the sta...

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by MaksFly
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718616

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

1. Aviation doesn’t always take the time needed to properly resolve a problem - look at the DC-10 cargo door or the 737 rudder or the various bugs that have plagued Airbus. It’s happened before, it could certainly happen again. And that's because ( Western ) regulators are beholden to corporate int...

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by MaksFly
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China
Replies: 117
Views: 20168

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

The Chinese are completely jumping the gun here. There can be so many reasons for a crash when the pilots report problems as soon as thet leave the ground. For all we know it could be sabotage of the aircraft. Not saying it was, just with less than 24 hours passed we know nothing about the cause, a...

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by MaksFly
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China
Replies: 117
Views: 20168

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

This is (just another) smoke n mirrors from the communist regime. In reality this is ALL POLITICAL BULLYING/the regime flexing its muscle. Nothing to do with China 'caring more about peoples safety/lives'. Are you completely blind to the communist regimes human rights atrocities (INCLUDING MURDERS....

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by MaksFly
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718616

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

In the Jt crash, did we ever get results of the AOA sensors that were faulty? (which lead to the MCAS going nuts)... Possible defective units? Again, MCAS is not "faulty" per say... it was just poorly designed to rely on a single data source. Of course possible it is here too, but I would ...

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by MaksFly
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718616

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

downdata wrote:
Imagine if this was the MC21 or C919 in their 2nd year of service, everyone on this board would be calling for their grounding and shut down of assembly lines...


Absolutely true. And of course there were the issues with SSJ which were the cause for grounding too.

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by MaksFly
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 46
Views: 3735

Re: New Jersey aviation Thread- 2019

TTN is unique for sure... unfortunately mostly VFR traffic until they get a carrier with any business connections. TTN was quite close to me, but only flew once to MCO... otherwise, I drove out an hour to PHL or EWR to catch Delta... even if flying to Florida, etc. Ever since TTN started charging fo...

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by MaksFly
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387537

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Spot on... This event is truly both fascinating and scary. Horrible that lives were lost but even more scary is that apparently, the plane just fell out of the sky. As others mentioned, don't think fuel at all as it would still let the plane glide down. Other thing I can think of would be kind of li...

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by MaksFly
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United’s announces new premium heavy 767
Replies: 72
Views: 18862

Re: United’s announces new premium heavy 767

Wow.... United and Premium... never thought I would say that. lol.

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by MaksFly
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine aspires to be a Europe-Asia aviation hub
Replies: 21
Views: 2392

Re: Ukraine aspires to be a Europe-Asia aviation hub

Not sure if it improved, but a large issue is the hard product. Generally UIA and AeroSvit before, the product is crammed sardine cans. If for just a few more $ you can fly on SU.... why would you subject yourself to tiny seats, crammed airplanes. This is for the 767. Not sure the layout on 777.

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by MaksFly
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAN sees new Russia service
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Re: CAN sees new Russia service

Ties between Russia and China are growing quite quickly. Keep in mind, Russia has also introduced visa free regime for much of the Russian Far East.

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by MaksFly
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA27 A380 having problems currently.
Replies: 54
Views: 14629

Re: BA27 A380 having problems currently.

Slug71 wrote:
Is it not safe to fly with the flaps extended?


Um... can, but limited and burn a lot more fuel would think. =) In either case, would be silly to go on.

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by MaksFly
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's GE A333s
Replies: 27
Views: 5882

Re: Delta's GE A333s

Weren't they also chosen with those engines for their own MROs?

I do get the commonality, BUT when you also do a lot of repair work for others, good to get some firsthand experience with as many options as you can.

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by MaksFly
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?
Replies: 104
Views: 15207

Re: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?

Newark and United is NJ and North East PAs airport. If UA left someone else would snap it up in a heart beat.

Newark is most O&D, not connecting.

And NJ people are not traveling to JFK, lol

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by MaksFly
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 85
Views: 14660

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

This really could have happen in any large international city. Pick pocketing or just picking e.g. when you left your phone on desk someone quickly grab it- can happen anywhere. But blocking your transport with another car and using force rob you, no it is not common as you think. Spot on. Visiting...

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by MaksFly
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19
Replies: 94
Views: 19481

Re: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19

So question... obviously there are now major costs involved, such as the burned jet fuel, etc.
In cases of medical diversions, does United or other airlines send the customer the bill or is it just part of doing business?

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by MaksFly
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Russia nonstop flights
Replies: 80
Views: 11768

Re: US-Russia nonstop flights

Although US-Russia service is limited, at least it exists. Canada-Russia direct service is nonexistent (even though according to Wikipedia there are over half a million Russian-Canadians). I am a bit surprised that Aeroflot doesn't serve YYZ at least once a week, although on the other hand Canada-R...

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by MaksFly
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Russia nonstop flights
Replies: 80
Views: 11768

Re: US-Russia nonstop flights

All of these moronic and incorrect statements. Yes Russian economy is weaker but by 2020 it will overtake Germany and Uk to be in the top 5. As per charter bank and world bank iirc. Loved Delta from JFK to Svo, especially on the 767. Keep in mind, us3 flights primarily were for Americans visiting Ru...

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by MaksFly
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595872

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

I am always a fan of conspiracies but gees, FFS... Fake CVR that was planted? I suppose you never went diving? Or stood on the beach with your feet in the sand and saw how currents kept pushing more sand on top of your feet? We are not talking about super deep water here. This was near the shore and...

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