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by Virtual737
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 199
Views: 43443

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

What I always found interesting is that Ural A321 didn't break apart when it crash landed. I suppose those cornfields softened the blow? Possibly. Almost certainly a different set of stresses. The Pegasus 738 which ended up nose down 45 degrees over a cliff didn't break up, but another did. This la...

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by Virtual737
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 199
Views: 43443

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

I dunno that is it right if the 737s' fuselages are "softer" than the A320s, as I saw more 737s were broken into pieces in this kind of accident than the A320s. There was a very similar discussion in the previous (and probably every other) similar occurence. The plane broke apart - most p...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 19356

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

I am almost certain that the Emir, who I have always held in the upmost regard, no longer bears the wealth to gift this aircraft to me and cover its costs in their entirety over the next two decades.

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by Virtual737
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racism in the World
Replies: 33
Views: 1504

Re: Racism in the World

I live in Asia. There is racism here for sure, but the ramifications of it are not life threatening and hardly even problematic. Let them be ignorant.

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by Virtual737
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 117
Views: 6628

Re: Another day, another Karen...

$20 Bounced/forged check gets a man pinned down between an SUV and a Cop posing for camera while three other trained cops watch. What kind of training they got if they cannot recognize someone is gasping for breath. The other 3 were damned as soon as the incident started. If reports are correct, th...

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by Virtual737
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34396

Re: Another day another police killing

The store clerk who called cops on Floyd for counterfeit $20 must be feeling real bad. He could have tested the bill before and denied sale. No reason for the clerk to feel bad. He did nothing at all wrong. Someone using fake currency should expect a greater risk than just being denied sale. Do tha...

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by Virtual737
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"
Replies: 42
Views: 8457

Re: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"

Good Riddance?!?!? Hold.Your.Horses. This may not be horrible news to you, but for me and hundreds of thousands of Professional Travel Agents around the world, this news is devastating to OUR industry. WE are the ones who go to bat for you when your flight is delayed or canceled. WE are the ones th...

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by Virtual737
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5.7 Earthquake Near SLC
Replies: 41
Views: 7688

Re: 5.7 Earthquake Near SLC

Earthquakes, Plagues, what else is left at this point, pestilence? The plagues are: water turning to blood, frogs, lice, flies, livestock pestilence, boils, hail, locusts, darkness and the killing of firstborn children. And cats and dogs, living together, mass hysteria! Sometime thereafter, notific...

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by Virtual737
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60112

Re: Boeing in Crisis

I see it differently, in fact, they are more prepared for this crisis than Airbus. My opinion is that they probably have multiple backup plans drawn out, ready for deployment, for the Max crisis and one that includes further market deterioration or mass cancellations. They just have to make the dec...

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by Virtual737
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of former Flybe planes after collapse
Replies: 45
Views: 11085

Re: Status of former Flybe planes after collapse

No it's "ironic" . But let's not drift off topic again. Its not ironic either, its just dumb. Would you expect to see an airline called "German Shepard? Or "French Poodle"? Those would be dumb names, right? Or would you (with your non-American sensibilities) consider those ...

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by Virtual737
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?
Replies: 62
Views: 13476

Re: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?

Because it's actually a case of flying older, less efficient half-empty planes and having the newer, more efficient, cheaper to operate planes parked, versus parking your older planes and having lower operating costs for the planes you are flying. I would imagine it's a lot more complex than that. ...

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by Virtual737
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Airlines : aggression between pilot and passengers
Replies: 35
Views: 8128

Re: Swiss Airlines : aggression between pilot and passengers

If he's a man and he manhandles a woman? He's wrong! There is an ever growing worldwide movement that says men and woman should be treated as total equals regardless, which means in this day and age there should be a few million people calling you a sexist. There wont be of course, and I mostly agr...

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by Virtual737
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 773
Views: 112282

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

This morning the Transport Minister was on TV claiming that the Government had done "everything it could" to save FlyBe. Really? If FlyBE had done all it could to save itself then maybe ask the government what they could have done that would not have meant increasing tariffs elsewhere. Fl...

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by Virtual737
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Smell of Airline Cabins
Replies: 82
Views: 11989

Re: The Smell of Airline Cabins

wetpantsmcgee wrote:
Boof02671 wrote:
Bleed air Jet A residue.


A distinctive smell that an old coworker referred to as "foot and ass".


Qualities that I look for in both my aircraft and my partners.

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by Virtual737
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22312

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

hongkongflyer wrote:
I heard the manager who made the decision to use the fixed shell seat can't save his position in CX


I would have let them stay, but replace their office chair with one of those seats. Would resign within the week :)

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by Virtual737
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22312

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

ANA too. I thought it was a standard feature by now? AA.... “did” too! The seat was so uncomfortable and CX received numbers of complain. CX removed it from long haul fleets in just a few years. Base on the video online, the man who sitting in the last role was just watching something from his phon...

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by Virtual737
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22312

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

Can someone point out where it states in the contract of carriage that a passenger is entitled to recline their seat or where it states a passenger has to allow another passenger to encroach into their space. Since we all seem to be so sure about who is right and who is wrong, let's see the rules. ...

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by Virtual737
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19407

Re: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR

fly4ever78 wrote:
"Admire the skill" ... landing an airplane in a crab. Honestly, it's not very hard to land an airplane while its still angled into the wind. I always LOL every time I see these posts.


Well at least I made you laugh. That alone is admirable ;)

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by Virtual737
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19407

Re: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR

The original Sky News link has been updated a couple of times. For a couple of hours they were reporting that the aircraft had exited the runway and gone across the grass, which of course it didn't. It has since been updated. They did get a hugely valuable quote from Etihad though: "Etihad conf...

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by Virtual737
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 4451

Re: US increases tariffs to 15%

Airbus have a fantastic opportunity to put out a message to the effect of "The US government is doing all it can to make your airlines fly planes like the 737 MAX rather than the best plan of their choice", regardless of any inaccuracies in it. The EU could/should also amend its "dump...

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by Virtual737
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 drunk passenger jailed.
Replies: 60
Views: 5841

Re: Jet2 drunk passenger jailed.

2 years seems fair enough to me considering she has previous. Any fine / bill from Jet2 can likely be avoided/evaded.

The real harm is the publicity. She isn't getting any job worth a damn in the next decade or so and who in their right mind would want any kind of relationship with someone like that?

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by Virtual737
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State run airline's loss versus its positive impact on local economy
Replies: 47
Views: 5175

Re: State run airline's loss versus its positive impact on local economy

State run airlines, specially in the developing world, are essential. Colombia is a great example for this. You have a well established air market however there are destinations which are difficult to reach via road and are not profitable for commercial airlines to operate. Said destinations are co...

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by Virtual737
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22312

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

I'll take the person in front of me reclining every day IF the person still wearing the huge backpack during boarding stops trying to turn around as fast as they can, or wearing it on a single strap bouncing it over the heads of everyone sitting in the aisle..

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by Virtual737
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MS Westerdam "rescue" flights
Replies: 18
Views: 4288

Re: MS Westerdam "rescue" flights

MH8763 - looks like it's getting ready to depart again.

EDIT: Destination KL by the looks.

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by Virtual737
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program
Replies: 249
Views: 33139

Re: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program

A few pages back the US and EU laws were debated. "Unethical" was how one poster described breaking the US law and there was an assumption that EU law was very similar, although it only applies to dominant suppliers. For anyone that thinks that such laws and / or tariffs are a good thing, ...

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by Virtual737
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49482

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

It seems to me there are two separate topics under discussion here. 1. Whether the pilot should have continued with the landing given conditions and touch down point. For this I need to let the pilots debate I cannot change my actions based on this. 2. Is the 737 susceptible to breaking into three ...

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by Virtual737
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49482

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

The 737 is an old design, has its flaws, blah blah But I can't believe people are blaming the 737 for the pilots choosing to land with an outrageous tailwind on a wet runway and it flying off a cliff at like 60 knots. Yeah, of course the 737 broke apart, duh The big question is, under the same cond...

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by Virtual737
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49482

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

Why are we even talking about the overrun statistics? Quite literally - and with no exception - every single serious overrun involving either an NG or a bus (and almost every single runway overrun involving any type of aircraft ever) has been attributed to pilot error. Doesn't matter if the 737 has...

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by Virtual737
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49482

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

3 within the span of 2 years.... Yeah Something is terribly wrong in Pegasus's management/safety culture. It is interesting that the "correlation does not imply causation" brigade have not flagged that comment as they did the ones earlier concerning the 737, as it could equally apply. Hav...

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by Virtual737
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49482

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

3 within the span of 2 years.... Yeah Something is terribly wrong in Pegasus's management/safety culture. It is interesting that the "correlation does not imply causation" brigade have not flagged that comment as they did the ones earlier concerning the 737, as it could equally apply. Hav...

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by Virtual737
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30289

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

Couldn't have been much worse for FR24. I guess they need to rethink their peak load strategy.

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by Virtual737
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30289

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

From FR24 Twitter page: "Due to an extreme spike in traffic following #AC837, we are experiencing service issues. We are working on those issues at the moment and hope to have them resolved as soon possible." https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/1224387529329254401?s=21 Thanks. That's...

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yzfElite wrote:
Virtual737 wrote:
FR24 having a few issues now for me, from multiple browsers in multiple continents. I guess a few people are tracking this flight.


https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA837


Thanks

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by Virtual737
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30289

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

FR24 having a few issues now for me, from multiple browsers in multiple continents. I guess a few people are tracking this flight.

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by Virtual737
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30289

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

airkas1 wrote:
FWIW I deleted my own post with the onboard photo because I'm not sure if it's legit. the reference post quoting it was deleted for that reason as well. Not saying it's not legit, but it looks off somehow.


Hope you didn't give yourself a board warning ;)

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by Virtual737
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe
Replies: 130
Views: 10159

Re: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe

Revelation wrote:

Or, as I like to call it, the "Mommy, Jimmy's doing it too!" logical fallacy.

Shouldn't we all just agree abuse of power is wrong and move on from that point of view?


If I'd have written "X is doing it too so that makes it alright" I'd probably agree with you.

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by Virtual737
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe
Replies: 130
Views: 10159

Re: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe

You are condoning inappropriate behavior to win business. That is unacceptable. I’ve spent my entire career in multinational US and U.K. companies. While it is certainly possible to have individual violations, there has been consistently rigorous processes to discourage and prohibit bribes, particu...

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by Virtual737
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe
Replies: 130
Views: 10159

Re: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe

Your moral relativism is disgusting. I’ve lost sales because of a refusal to accept bribes, but I’ve also won business because integrity and ethics were recognized. At the end of the day, I need to live with my actions. Thank you for passing judgement. Do you know where I live? Do you know anything...

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by Virtual737
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe
Replies: 130
Views: 10159

Re: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe

I’m not going to share specifics outside of the fact it occurred in multiple countries were it was illegal. I'm not aware of any country where it isn't illegal. The reason I asked is because if your experiences don't include countries where bribery and corruption is the norm then refusing an odd br...

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by Virtual737
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe
Replies: 130
Views: 10159

Re: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe

VV wrote:

What the hell is this discourse?

I am a European and I am disgusted by such a mentality.


Is Europe not in the west?

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by Virtual737
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe
Replies: 130
Views: 10159

Re: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe

Since when does the USA care about "bad behavior" ? You forget that it's not bad behaviour if the US is doing it. We in the west are so quick to believe that we are right and others are wrong. Upthread ^^^ somebody just put a stop to all the world's corruption in a single sentence. It's a...

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by Virtual737
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe
Replies: 130
Views: 10159

Re: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe

I’ve been asked for bribes before and you say no. Out of interest, which countries was this in, for what approximate overall contract value and were there any other competing bidders? It's not just that you might lose a sale in some parts of the world, but that it's hardly even worth being consider...

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by Virtual737
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe
Replies: 130
Views: 10159

Re: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe

I would be reasonably confident that more contracts in these areas include bribes (/ gifts / off the books payments / call them what you like) than do not. It is the way that business has been done for many years. Boeing will have almost certainly done the same, as will RR, CFM and any number of oth...

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by Virtual737
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Posts Disappearing
Replies: 26
Views: 3539

Re: Posts Disappearing

You can always ask us about a deletion, and we'll always give you an answer, you just need to email us. Would need to actually know that it was deleted first. That is part of the reason why I'm finding it harder and harder to bite my tongue here, which I mostly apologise for and no doubt why I just...

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by Virtual737
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 50 Busiest US Airports, Rankings: Best and Worst Dining Options
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: 50 Busiest US Airports, Rankings: Best and Worst Dining Options

I have previously avoided an airport (Manila) because of its toilet facilities and even preferred an airport based on the ability to smoke airside, but never once based on dining options.

The main factor is... do they have the routes I need to travel. Maybe that's just me.

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by Virtual737
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56664

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

N766UA wrote:
I’m confused... how did ONLY a school get hit by fuel?


Flipping the switch off and on with LOTS of practice.

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by Virtual737
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293348

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

I cannot begin to imagine what those few minutes must have been like for the people on that plane. If you cannot track a large commercial airliner on a scheduled flight that has just taken off from your own main airport just a few miles away then you have absolutely no right whatsoever to posses mis...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 773
Views: 112282

Re: Flybe update

Perhaps if they insisted that their contracted staff never use the phrase "well we don't work for FlyBE so you'll have to take it up with them directly" they might not be in that position? On a single SOU > MAN flight last year I must have heard that comment more than 20 times and there we...

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