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by HimalayanFlyer
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airports that require that the captain land the plane
Replies: 18
Views: 2787

Re: Airports that require that the captain land the plane

Kathmandu- KTM is captain only for a lot of airlines

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by HimalayanFlyer
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non airline businesses owned by airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 5085

Re: Non airline businesses owned by airlines

Biman Bangladesh used to (and may still do) own a chicken farm outside Dhaka.

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by HimalayanFlyer
Tue May 29, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport special services for Chinese Passengers
Replies: 13
Views: 2052

Re: Airport special services for Chinese Passengers

thanks a lot so far! Any more airports with Chinese signage? Can't recall if there is signage, but Addis Ababa (ADD) had a help desk for Chinese passengers, a hot water dispenser, and free noodles for those with boarding passes for/originating from China the last time I was there. There is a lot of...

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by HimalayanFlyer
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hainan Airlines not 5 Star
Replies: 26
Views: 2546

Re: Hainan Airlines not 5 Star

Skytrax ratings are widely regarded to be a joke.

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by HimalayanFlyer
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malindo runway excursion at KTM
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Air Malindo runway excursion at KTM

Kathmandu airport is apparently closed after flight OD181 experienced a runway excursion on takeoff:
https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/987029368336723969

No reports of casualties.

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by HimalayanFlyer
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 103
Views: 28500

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

On the alleged atc recording do I hear a aircraft whizzing by the tower just before the crash? :eek: :eek: :eek: Yessss, I heard it as well. wasn't sure what it was...usually no aircraft fly that close to actual tower? The General Manager of the airport appears to back this up- quote from press con...

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by HimalayanFlyer
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planned Stopovers?
Replies: 19
Views: 2278

Re: Planned Stopovers?

You see it in Africa quite a bit, although pax don't always deplane. KQ used to operate NBO-LUN-LLW-NBO, and NBO-LLW-LUN-NBO on alternate days and ET operate ADD-LLW-BLZ-ADD. From a passenger perspective it is a bit annoying, you have to sit on the ground for an hour. When I used to fly into LLW I u...

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by HimalayanFlyer
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 103
Views: 28500

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

On the alleged atc recording do I hear a aircraft whizzing by the tower just before the crash? :eek: :eek: :eek: You may well be able to hear it over the This article quotes the airport general manager as saying that the plane flew over/near the tower http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-03...

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by HimalayanFlyer
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is New Delhi airport that good ?
Replies: 31
Views: 3415

Re: Is New Delhi airport that good ?

Is it still common there, to let people only into the departure area a few hours before your flight departs? I have read and heard several complaints about the security there, that people despite having their valid tickets and boarding passes ready were not allowed into the departure area, when the...

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by HimalayanFlyer
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar announces Gatwick twice daily from 23 May 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 3610

Re: Qatar announces Gatwick twice daily from 23 May 2018

Any idea why LGW was dropped before?

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by HimalayanFlyer
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA potential strike?
Replies: 0
Views: 412

SAA potential strike?

Wondered if anyone had any more news on the potential strike by SAA maintenance workers? It's been reported that notification has been given of planned strike action but I cannot see any further information on dates and likely impact. http://www.fin24.com/Economy/Labour/News/saa-receives-notice-of-p...

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by HimalayanFlyer
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airports in need of a parallel taxiway, a larger apron
Replies: 13
Views: 1905

Re: Airports in need of a parallel taxiway, a larger apron

Kathmandu- KTM is in dire need of more apron space, but extremely limited due to topography.

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by HimalayanFlyer
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My first Business experience! CCS-CDG-FCO on Air France
Replies: 18
Views: 10444

Re: My first Business experience! CCS-CDG-FCO on Air France

I don't understand why Italy doesn't have Starbucks


I think Starbucks would be considered a crime against coffee in Italy! Not that many European countries aside from the UK have many Starbucks, too many local competitors I guess.

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by HimalayanFlyer
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is Hot & High Not an Issue Any More?
Replies: 22
Views: 6186

Re: Is Hot & High Not an Issue Any More?

Hot & high is less troublesome than it was before but is still an issue, specially the 'high' part of the equation From the 787-8 performance charts we can see that during a hot day (std air temperature + 25C = ~26C) at MEX (altitude 7200 feet) the maximum operational takeoff weight for the 787...

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by HimalayanFlyer
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which global airlines will never, ever let go of true a First Class
Replies: 36
Views: 6694

Re: Which global airlines will never, ever let go of true a First Class

I agree that I have difficulty imagining Cathay, Qatar, JAL, ANA and Saudi giving them up as well. But I also think a couple of those (and others) may see a drop in sales because the truly great 2 class seats and service will suffice and cost a lot less. Of course the super rich wont stop because f...

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by HimalayanFlyer
Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates expansion plans in Bangladesh
Replies: 30
Views: 6537

Re: Emirates expansion plans in Bangladesh

Can any Bangladeshi airport handle an A380? Dhaka can handle B747. Are there chances that Emirates will apply for a 5th freedom A380 route like Dhaka-Kolkata-Dubai? Runway is long enough for an A380, but there are no gates, and no idea about taxiway capabilities etc. I would say there is zero chanc...

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by HimalayanFlyer
Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates expansion plans in Bangladesh
Replies: 30
Views: 6537

Re: Emirates expansion plans in Bangladesh

If I'm not mistaken, Sylhet is home to a good portion of the Bangladeshi diaspora so if EK is targeting VFR market that may be the next destination. However, Chittagong is the 2nd largest city and economic hub/large seaport so this may be a more enticing destination in terms of yields for EK When I...

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by HimalayanFlyer
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Liquor License
Replies: 15
Views: 3682

Re: Airline Liquor License

Another allied question. BA is flying from LHR to say ORD and on the flight there is an 18 year old American. Is it legal for BA to serve alcohol to this person (fully legal under UK law) or not? Does this change over us airspace? If it was Lufthansa or KLM what they term soft alcohol, beer and win...

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