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by kaitak
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 312
Views: 24224

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

I think EI will have some leeway in the design it comes up with; I do fear that they'll come up with something like IB, AY, JL or (even worse) MU - acres of white and a bit of green, but I really hope they'll show more imagination than that. At the end of the day, if they're painting their aircraft ...

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by kaitak
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSA back to Boeings
Replies: 15
Views: 4338

Re: CSA back to Boeings

The cockpits are very similar, if not identical; you only need a short conversion course from one to the other and it is possible to be type rated on both (although in practice, most airlines that fly both have separate pilot pools due to seniority, but have common instructor groups). Might we see O...

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by kaitak
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 312
Views: 24224

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Great video ... it is amazing to see how much it has changed and grown over the years; I know T1 has its critics, but when you think about it, it started with about 2m ppa and now, it must handle around 15-20 and of course, it has grown with (what I still call) the D pier and the extended "A&qu...

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by kaitak
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 312
Views: 24224

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

https://www.flightradar24.com/AFR1716/1deb2324
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QR 17 just diverted (still airborne; thought it was going to MAN, but now at FL330).

AF 1716 doing some mad holding! https://www.flightradar24.com/AFR1716/1deb2324

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by kaitak
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 14365

Re: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles

gatibosgru wrote:
Takes 'getting rid of F' to a whole new level. But getting rid of Y would be even more unusual :duck:



Good one; I would have said they'd got an "F" for repainting!

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by kaitak
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reveals configuration of 787-10, first routes announced
Replies: 6
Views: 4617

Re: Etihad reveals configuration of 787-10, first routes announced

Etihad has revealed its configuration of the soon to be delivered 787-10. The aircraft will offer a total of 336 seats, 32 Business and 304 economy. Currently its 2 class 789 seats 28 Business and 271 economy, so comparing the 2 it is mostly adding economy seats First routes will be AUH-JED eff 12 ...

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by kaitak
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reveals configuration of 787-10, first routes announced
Replies: 6
Views: 4617

Re: Etihad reveals configuration of 787-10, first routes announced

Etihad has revealed its configuration of the soon to be delivered 787-10. The aircraft will offer a total of 336 seats, 32 Business and 304 economy. Currently its 2 class 789 seats 28 Business and 271 economy, so comparing the 2 it is mostly adding economy seats First routes will be AUH-JED eff 12 ...

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by kaitak
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 312
Views: 24224

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

I wonder what the difference in flying time from YQX to SNN and YQX-DUB. Does an airline (or crew) not have any "wriggle room" in extending the duty time for what must only have been a matter of minutes, rather than put the pax through the ordeal of a second diversion and a bus transfer?

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by kaitak
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 312
Views: 24224

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

JAmie2k9 wrote:
shamrock350 wrote:

May be news shortly and if whispers are true it major.


About EI and ORK, or EI generally?

Was there any stories in the paper about EI today. Heard there was going to be something in one of them ... (haven't had a chance to look at them yet!)

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by kaitak
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1371
Views: 476056

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

LAX772LR wrote:
Polot wrote:
Kikko19 wrote:
. After it dropped out of contention for QF's RFP, there doesn't appear to be any airline actually interested in it...


Didn't know that; is Airbus not entering this race at all, in which case can we take it that the 778X has it "in the bag" as far as Qantas is concerned?

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by kaitak
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 312
Views: 24224

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Good to see real growth ambition there. Amazing - and very gratifying to see it happen, and to compare today with the nadir of EI's t/a operations, back in the winter of 1991/2, when only JFK was served, due to BOS being axed for the winter. The EY report, while welcome, will not really be news to a...

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by kaitak
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Administration Threatens International Criminal Court
Replies: 28
Views: 1249

Re: US Administration Threatens International Criminal Court

It is actually more serious than this, because the US also includes Israel in this. So, if the ICC indicted Israeli government officials over atrocities in the west bank and an ICC signatory state were to act on an arrest warrant, then the US is basically saying that it would impose sanctions agains...

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by kaitak
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 312
Views: 24224

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Had a good trip to LHR, out yesterday, back tonight, both with Aer Lingus. Good flights both ways, but €3 for a bottle of water! Sheesh! Anyway, noticed a lot of work ongoing as we taxied in along M2 (at the area between that taxiway and 28); what's being done there? --------------------------------...

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by kaitak
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger
Replies: 63
Views: 12526

Re: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger

It would be interesting to find out how much fuel they had to dump. Just an hour into the flight, you'd have about 16h of fuel - around 96t. The MLW of a 789 is 192,000kg; I'm assuming a TOW of around 258-260,000kgs from PER, based on an OEW of 128,500kg, fuel of 100,000kgs and payload of 30,000kgs,...

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by kaitak
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 312
Views: 24224

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

The latest rumour is that the two Stobart ERJs are to be wet leased (ACMI) to BA Cityflyer. One based in DUB and one based in LCY. Highly unlikely given that they are E195 and unable to land at LCY. The E-190 is able to get into LCY (since the based airline uses them); would it take much work to ge...

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by kaitak
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 312
Views: 24224

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

So does that mean that if Stobart operated 195s to GLA/EDI (or anywhere else), they could be restricted to 100 seats?

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by kaitak
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 312
Views: 24224

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... n/lLaLcyJL
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A former Ryanair 737 (EI-CTB) has suffered what looks like a serious runway excursion at Sochi, Krasnodar, Russia. The aircraft was inbound from Moscow.

Aircraft served with Atlant Soyuz before joining UT Air.

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... n/lLaLcyJL

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by kaitak
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 312
Views: 24224

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Sorry, I meant to say "EI increase ORK-AMS"

Also, I should probably have written "two North American routes" rather than "two US routes".

Apologies!

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by kaitak
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29439

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1402839
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Our new September thread is now open:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1402839

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by kaitak
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 312
Views: 24224

Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Good morning folks and welcome to our latest thread. August was a pretty good month for developments and we had several, mostly positive: - Profits up at EI and IAG (but down at Vueling); Norwegian, well, let's just say that they don't just use red paint for their aircraft ... - Luxair to brings jet...

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by kaitak
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion to double Airbus fleet following completion of Ryanair deal
Replies: 43
Views: 9316

Re: Laudamotion to double Airbus fleet following completion of Ryanair deal

I think the new livery looks great ... the current/original livery was always a bit "meh" - uninspired and boring.

I like the way they've made the titles a bit, well, lauda ...

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by kaitak
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY
Replies: 46
Views: 4423

Re: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY

I don't see the SSJ being an option going forward, much though I'd love to experience a flight on it. The sad reality is that the aircraft simply can't meet the reliability standards of "western" models. Brussels Airlines has already indicated that it no longer wants to use it, while Mexic...

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by kaitak
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 900
Views: 225595

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Has QR placed a firm order for the 789 and if so, when is the first delivery due?

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by kaitak
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29439

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

EI itself said that they'd be announced within two weeks (which must be around two weeks ago by now!) While I haven't heard anything from EI about further A330s, EI would have little problem in sourcing one (or more) if necessary. QR has quite a few that it will no doubt be happy to get rid of as it...

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by kaitak
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Damage repair in the post Trump era
Replies: 81
Views: 2335

Re: Damage repair in the post Trump era

DIRECTFLT wrote:
cpd wrote:

The very title of this thread is clickbait. Poor form. :thumbsdown:


It wasn't intended to be. Damage has been done. The question was : how should it be repaired and what should be done by a president succeeding DT. I don't see anything resembling clickbait in that.

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by kaitak
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43401

Re: Britiah Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

I think, in fairness to this pilot, it has been forecast for some time and I would expect an order for 777Xs (most likely the -9; can't see them having much use for the -8) within the next 3-6 months. Incidentally, BA converted the order it had o/s for 2-3 789s to 788s; anyone know the logic behind ...

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by kaitak
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY - 10/2017 near disaster near Adelaide
Replies: 14
Views: 4652

Re: EY - 10/2017 near disaster near Adelaide

Good work by the crew too, though it helped that the aircraft was over land and not too far from a well equipped diversion airport. Had it happened over the Indian Ocean, it might well have had a less pleasant outcome.

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by kaitak
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Damage repair in the post Trump era
Replies: 81
Views: 2335

Damage repair in the post Trump era

Just imagine it: the current administration has come to an end and you are in the White House. What are your first steps, both for the presidency itself and the United States. Go ... My personal priorities: 1. Bring dignity back to the office. Firstly, that means no Twitter or - to the greatest exte...

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by kaitak
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia plans to execute "uppity" women
Replies: 40
Views: 1675

Re: Saudi Arabia plans to execute "uppity" women

This is appalling. While no one would ever accuse the Saudis of being big on the human rights front, this would be a new low for them and it needs to be highlighted and governments need to make it absolutely clear to the Saudis that this must not happen - and the consequences if it does actually hap...

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by kaitak
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29439

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Excellent news - first regular 787-9 service!

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by kaitak
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air A320 Neo
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: Gulf Air A320 Neo

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... en-a320neo
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No specific info about config, but I would imagine similar if not identical to the current A320ceo config.

Here's a piece from CH Aviation News about the new fleet:
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... en-a320neo

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by kaitak
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29439

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Yes, EI-GCF was out of action for a few days. Saw the 767 land this morning.

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by kaitak
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29439

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

When we can get A350s leaving the current 10/28 with little or no difficulty, I don't think the planned length of 10L/28R will pose any obstacles for any route the DAA might target. It would be interesting to know what kind of routes IALPA believes is being prevented by the planned length . I'd much...

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by kaitak
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 4671

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

I think it's around 9-10h before they start adding a third crewmember, so I would imagine that the third pilot is a check or safety pilot.

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by kaitak
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 136
Views: 6130

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

Not much effect, at least on aviation sales. It won't change the fact that Europe can still not sell any more Airbus jets to Iran, due to the US parts involved. It also won't stop the US imposing sanctions on those companies which engage in trade with Iran, especially if they have business links wit...

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by kaitak
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29439

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

QR is a very convenient source for EI to obtain A330s; plenty of A332s and A333s, similar config, GE engines, IFE equipped and QR is anxious to standardise its medium sized WB fleet on 787s and A350s, so there is plenty of scope there to increase the fleet.

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by kaitak
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29439

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/tra ... -1.3585382
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Two new EI t/a routes to be announced within the next 2-3 weeks. DEN a strong possibility to be one of them. The other ... ?

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/tra ... -1.3585382

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by kaitak
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29439

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

2019 will be very interesting at DUB. Between the IAPA/Forsa industrial action and the disappointment of IAG in the DAA's plans for improvements and changes at DUB, it is by no means clear that the expected capacity growth will materialise. IAG might well decide that EI's first few A321neoLRs might ...

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by kaitak
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29439

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

That's great; good to hear that. Maybe this will help EI to justify investment in fleet roll-over. I understand that they were hoping to increase LF on short haul, so we'll need to see a deeper dive into the figures to see how short haul is performing (I suspect that long haul was the best performer...

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by kaitak
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29439

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

- Norwegian axes ORK-PVD, but increases SNN-PVD to five weekly ORK-PVD is not being axed, its just going seasonal, its bookable at 3x weekly from April 2019 onward. SNN is 4x and DUB is daily for a total of 14 weekly flights between PVD and Ireland for Spring/Summer 2019. Good; thanks for clarifyin...

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by kaitak
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27113

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

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The August 2018 thread is ready to board:

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by kaitak
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29439

Irish 8/18: An august institution

Hello my Irish (and non-Irish) aviation buddies! Welcome to August at your favourite aviation forum. For what would normally be a quiet time of the year, with holidays and everything else, this August has seen quite a few interesting (albeit not all positive) developments: Here's a few, looking back...

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by kaitak
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27113

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

First off a flight he was supposed to take from London to Dublin was cancelled on March 18th and – he says – passengers were left to fend for themselves after the cancellation was confirmed with the service desk in the airport closing swiftly once they saw the crowd of disgruntled passengers approa...

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by kaitak
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early 747 lounges on upper deck?
Replies: 27
Views: 5460

Re: Early 747 lounges on upper deck?

I missed all that (I didn't start flying commercially until 1993, age 18, and my first 747 flight was in 1994 on TWA, at age 19). But I was always fascinated by the 747s back in my childhood in the 1980s and always wanted to fly one. My childhood home was full of old National Geographic magazines, ...

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by kaitak
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32581

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

ThrottleHold - fairly safe to say that Jesus is keeping out of this one and perhaps I should too!!!! :bigthumbsup: Well, Jesus only has experience of TLV only; and he's probably tired of being harassed by security there, too. To be honest, I've always found DUB ok. Sure, there are better airports a...

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by kaitak
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passengers Clapping
Replies: 57
Views: 4789

Re: Passengers Clapping

I have only experienced it once before, and that was on an NW DC10 in Shannon, back in '87 ... it was a greaser. (Probably an autoland, in retrospect). I've seen this meme go around on Facebook ... "the perfect date, but she claps on landing". I couldn't resist adding a little comment. &qu...

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by kaitak
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early 747 lounges on upper deck?
Replies: 27
Views: 5460

Re: Early 747 lounges on upper deck?

Aer Lingus had a lounge upstairs until the mid 1980s; I remember doing a school trip down to Shannon (a 25 minute flight) and there was a lounge there; they changed it to passenger seating (I think about 12-16 J seats) in the late 1980s. (I am told that at least one had been converted to J class sea...

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by kaitak
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. House of Representatives votes to block aircraft sales to Iran
Replies: 46
Views: 9542

Re: U.S. House of Representatives votes to block aircraft sales to Iran

It's quite a while since IR received its A330s and A321s; I know there have been a few ATR72s, but what are the next aircraft scheduled to be delivered to IR (or other Iranian carriers), under the deals agreed? after the nuclear agreement?

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