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by peterinlisbon
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes
Replies: 51
Views: 7356

Re: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes

They should make it Kenyan law that "who smelt it dealt it". By that rationale, the lawmaker should be arrested as soon as this bill becomes law.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa A319 hit at FRA
Replies: 31
Views: 11342

Re: Lufthansa A330 hit at FRA

Did not we just got over the news that one of the driver drove Air China plane to the grass? So first of all, this driver had a heart attack, but good job blaming him, would like to see you acting in such a situation. First do your research & then blame others. Thank you! Secondly, in general, ...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread
Replies: 117
Views: 11536

Re: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread

To me the only time when a widebody is more comfortable is when they have a 2/3/2 configuration instead of 3/3/3, because then you can sit as a couple and have an aisle and a window without some other person boxing you in. For the same reason, I also prefer an Embraer to a 737/A320. Almost all A330...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread
Replies: 117
Views: 11536

Re: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread

To me the only time when a widebody is more comfortable is when they have a 2/3/2 configuration instead of 3/3/3, because then you can sit as a couple and have an aisle and a window without some other person boxing you in. For the same reason, I also prefer an Embraer to a 737/A320. If you fly on an...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 130
Views: 14935

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

The London market is big enough that they don't need to rely on connections. Let passengers self-connect if they want. Jet Blue has its own connections at the US end anyway.

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 130
Views: 14935

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

Gatwick or Stansted. Maybe Stansted would suit them better as it's less congested. I think if they can do Boston or New York and offer connections to/from other smaller US destinations that could do quite well.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 119
Views: 19503

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

It's a very dangerous thing to mess with an aircraft. Even a problem with the In-Flight Entertainment system was enough to bring a plane down. This guy is a moron and he could have got people killed.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000
Replies: 28
Views: 9206

Re: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000

It's always a good idea to listen to these government advisories because they will tell you where not to go AFTER something bad happens there.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's up with Malaysia Airlines's A380s?
Replies: 22
Views: 2111

Re: Malaysian Airlines A380's

It's a shame they don't use them more. I'd love to fly on one just to try it out.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27834

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Maybe the money they were going to waste on DWC could be better spent improving Dubai Intl. There is demand for increased capacity there.

If they can agree with Sharjah, why not extend the metro to there as well.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing
Replies: 62
Views: 11096

Re: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing

Luke1994 wrote:
TTailedTiger wrote:
Luke1994 wrote:
I’ll eat my hat if Boeing can make a widebody that’s more efficient than the 321. Call me skeptical, but I’ll believe it when I see it. Lol.



Just in case that happens, I suggest that you go to the bakery and ask them to make a hat for you out of pastry.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines will offer comfier seats.....for free !
Replies: 14
Views: 3240

Re: Spirit Airlines will offer comfier seats.....for free !

I think you misspelled the word three.

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PILOT GROUNDED EasyJet banned pilot from flying after he told friends ‘I’m suicidal’ and ‘my life is s**t’
Replies: 37
Views: 8926

Re: PILOT GROUNDED EasyJet banned pilot from flying after he told friends ‘I’m suicidal’ and ‘my life is s**t’

Thank you both for your replies to my question. When I was learning to fly I remember some of us asked the teacher (who was a retired A340 captain for Iberia) if he missed being in the cockpit and he told us a story about heading back towards Europe in the early hours of the morning with the bright ...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come Aeroflot doesn't fly to Singapore or Mumbai?
Replies: 20
Views: 2673

Re: How come Aeroflot doesn't fly to Singapore or Mumbai?

Maybe it's because they don't want to.

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia signs LOI for 4 A330-800's
Replies: 36
Views: 7761

Re: Garuda Indonesia signs LOI for 4 A330-800's

Just a general question not concerning GA but the city of Surabaya (country's 2nd largest). Being Indonesia's second largest city with 10 million people and also the country's second richest, how come there are no medium/long haul nonstop flights from the city to mega hub airports? Isnt there any d...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PILOT GROUNDED EasyJet banned pilot from flying after he told friends ‘I’m suicidal’ and ‘my life is s**t’
Replies: 37
Views: 8926

Re: PILOT GROUNDED EasyJet banned pilot from flying after he told friends ‘I’m suicidal’ and ‘my life is s**t’

On the one hand we want pilots to speak up about depression as it's a major risk factor, but on the other hand they are pretty much guaranteed to lose their jobs if they do.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PILOT GROUNDED EasyJet banned pilot from flying after he told friends ‘I’m suicidal’ and ‘my life is s**t’
Replies: 37
Views: 8926

Re: PILOT GROUNDED EasyJet banned pilot from flying after he told friends ‘I’m suicidal’ and ‘my life is s**t’

I'm glad his friends were responsible enough to report it. It's definitely not safe to have a suicidal person at the controls of an aircraft. Maybe in the future they could get better, but they shouldn't be there right now. One thing that always surprises me is that pilots, who arguably have one of ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"
Replies: 69
Views: 13213

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

Great idea: let's get our own airlines to lose their deposits and go to the back of the queue for new aircraft orders. They'll lose fleet commonality, have to retrain all their pilots and have mixed fleets that cost more to maintain. Then they can go to Boeing and tell them "our government said...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Social Credit Score Impact on Chinese Air Transportation
Replies: 45
Views: 5073

Re: Social Credit Score Impact on Chinese Air Transportation

No different than TSA's no fly list. Hugely different. TSA reason for limiting flights - Might blow up the plane. China's reason for limiting travel - Rude. I have to admit I have mixed feeling on that. It can also be political in China. Anyone can be put on the naughty list so you have to be extra...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 injuries; 12 to hospital; Rough air on MRU-MAD
Replies: 11
Views: 3940

Re: 35 injuries; 12 to hospital; Rough air on MRU-MAD

The problem is that they don't pack the passengers in tight enough. It will be necessary, for safety reasons, to reduce the seat pitch to 25 inches.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Social Credit Score Impact on Chinese Air Transportation
Replies: 45
Views: 5073

Re: Social Credit Score Impact on Chinese Air Transportation

They should start a new airline just for the "uncivilised" people. Perhaps Ryanair could give them training or they could spend a night out in Newcastle.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 injuries; 12 to hospital; Rough air on MRU-MAD
Replies: 11
Views: 3940

Re: 35 injuries; 12 to hospital; Rough air on MRU-MAD

They need to start putting padding on the cieling.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: anti-bird grading on engines
Replies: 11
Views: 2110

Re: anti-bird grading on engines

It would probably disturb the airflow and add to fuel consumption, which is why I imagine they don't do it.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 2850

Re: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa

There was some discussion years ago on this forum about GOL starting GRU-REC-LOS? I think they were trying to get in the GRU-LOS market using 737s. I found this but not on airliners.net https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/with-recife-lagos-route-gol-could-join-ethiopian-in-exploring-unde...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 2850

Re: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa

TACV based in Cap Verde flies to Dakar and Lago in West Africa and Fortaleza, Recife, Salvador and Belem in NE Brazil. Cap Verde itself is technically a West African country.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax
Replies: 95
Views: 7278

Re: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax

They are basically taking the money from their national airline to pay for electric car charging and so on. The result will be to make Switzerland and its airline less competitive.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland
Replies: 68
Views: 10112

Re: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland

For it to be really representative of Krakow, it should read: "Come to Krakow and see hordes of piss drunk Brits acting like total idiots and puking in the streets"..... That would go great with the ASMIR concept as well... I think if they used that line they'd get sued by Ryanair for cop...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland
Replies: 68
Views: 10112

Re: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland

Poland can take action to prevent these kinds of negative stereotypes from by simply banning Vodka and friends. Then American Airlines will have to change their ad to say "come to Krakow to drink tap water with a person that doesn't like you".

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland
Replies: 68
Views: 10112

Re: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland

Well, as cheap as it may be, the important part is does it work? So far, it seems like it's helped to draw free publicity to their new route to Krakow. If you were talking about Scotland you could mention whiskey and I don't think anyone would assume this means that whiskey is the only thing that Sc...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 135489

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

This is probably so that they can add another 100 A380s.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds
Replies: 67
Views: 6860

Re: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds

They should probably ban Pit Bulls from the cockpit. Except that famous one from Miami, who's always in there.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 20966

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

Perhaps aircraft should have some kind of runway length warning. It seems a bit scary that surviving takeoff depends on whether a zero or a decimal point was put in the wrong place.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First full electric airline service
Replies: 24
Views: 3339

Re: First full electric airline service

They will have to offer low prices on this route because otherwise they will get beaten on speed, price and frequency by an old man in a rowing boat. The electric planes will fly at the same speed at their fossil fuel-burning counterparts... Have you ever driven next to the current electric cars? I...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First full electric airline service
Replies: 24
Views: 3339

Re: First full electric airline service

They will have to offer low prices on this route because otherwise they will get beaten on speed, price and frequency by an old man in a rowing boat.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to Reopen?
Replies: 27
Views: 4475

Re: Manston Airport to Reopen?

It's a wonderful idea to open Manston because London only has 6 airports already.

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia
Replies: 45
Views: 12356

Re: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia

There is some girl tweeting and taking pictures as well as the evactuation is started. What's wrong with people. It could be your life or even more important. That of others. This time it was fine, but we all know they'de do it in a bigger emercency as well. Nice, you are dead, and so are the peopl...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's
Replies: 81
Views: 16521

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

Someone didn't sell enough scratch cards.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline
Replies: 33
Views: 8504

Re: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline

It could be something to do with the declining pound vs. the Canadian, which makes Canada more expensive.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19405

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

A quick checked showed you can get this flight for just £239 one-way. Not bad! I think with the A320neo and 737Max eventually we could have direct flights from Europe to every state in the USA. Wyoming? Mississippi? Perhaps eventually even the smaller states could support a flight to London with co...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa opened today its third destination in Argentina, Iguazu.
Replies: 2
Views: 1062

Re: Air Europa opened today its third destination in Argentina, Iguazu.

It would be nice if you're traveling to Argentina to visa Buenos Aires and Iguazu, and then fly back from Iguazu rather than make the trek back to the capital. You could also do the same if you're visiting Brazil.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta has another napkin SNAFU
Replies: 28
Views: 6694

Re: Delta has another napkin snaffoo

Maybe they could write another one that says "WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE" or "IT WOULD BE A SHAME IF ANYTHING BAD HAPPENED TO YOU"

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19405

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

A quick checked showed you can get this flight for just £239 one-way. Not bad! I think with the A320neo and 737Max eventually we could have direct flights from Europe to every state in the USA.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s
Replies: 27
Views: 6698

Re: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s

They should change the name to SkyHovel or ShyFavela.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Girl dies after opening a/c door in Madagascar
Replies: 16
Views: 6738

Re: Girl dies after opening a/c door in Madagascar

It's a strange story. She'd have to first unbuckle her seatbelt, then lift up a big lever to unlatch the door, then push the door open, hold it open quite wide against the airflow to give herself enough space to fit through and jump out. I don't think that's something that's easy to do by accident. ...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 316
Views: 55158

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

They can't really compete within Asia - their costs are far higher than those of local carriers and there is plenty of capacity and frequency to provide connections. It makes no sense to pay expensive hotel costs for crew and to fly a half-empty widebody around Asia, just to pick up some low-yield c...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan airlines plans Vladivostok service
Replies: 25
Views: 5403

Re: Japan airlines plans Vladivostok service

AWACSooner wrote:
Off topic: Isn't Vladivostok visa-free for visiting Americans too?


I know it is for Moroccans. That probably does a lot to help and give the area a tourism boost. There are many times I thought of visiting Russia and instead went somewhere else because I didn't want to deal with the visa hassle.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure
Replies: 47
Views: 9532

Re: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure

If they get a really long hose, they can connect Amsterdam airport to somewhere in Germany or Belgium.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo is launching Macau
Replies: 19
Views: 5147

Re: Air Koryo is launching Macau

There are lots of casinos in Macau. For his people's sake, let's hope that Kim Jong Un has a winning hand.

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