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by peterinlisbon
Fri May 13, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia’s UAC to begin restoration work on Il-96, Tu-204 and An-124 aircraft
Replies: 41
Views: 9042

Re: Russia’s UAC to begin restoration work on Il-96, Tu-204 and An-124 aircraft

What do you think? I think it's equal parts sad and comical that a country with an aerospace industry as historically capable as Russia has to make news out of refurbishing 11 aircraft and has to rely on 35 year-old designs that aren't even being updated. There has been plenty of money moving aroun...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri May 13, 2022 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia’s UAC to begin restoration work on Il-96, Tu-204 and An-124 aircraft
Replies: 41
Views: 9042

Re: Russia’s UAC to begin restoration work on Il-96, Tu-204 and An-124 aircraft

I wonder how old these aircraft are. I'm sure if they're in storage, they were put there for a reason. It will be expensive to take them out and restore them and I doubt it would be very profitable to fly what are basically antiques. Is Russia going to rebuild the equipment to make spares? This is a...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Apr 22, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight
Replies: 97
Views: 17279

Re: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight

Getting punched by Mike Tyson is even better than getting his autograph.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Mar 23, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 430281

Re: China Eastern 737 "Missing Contact"

B787oftheworld wrote:
High altitude stall ?


Suicide.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order
Replies: 435
Views: 62430

Re: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order

They better not annoy Boeing or they'll end up flying turboprops.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 438
Views: 109229

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

Why did NAS fail? I think far more than their 787 issues? Were they really making money flying 737s from PVD to Cork? Where do I start? Rolls Royce engine issues on the 787s Rapid Over Expansion T'Atl and in Europe with new aircraft overloaded with debt 737 MAX grounding and Covid really put the fi...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 438
Views: 109229

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

AA's old STN service had nothing to do with new entrants, on both occasions it was an attempt to provide service to Cambridge and Oxford (Stansted being the closest airport with a runway large enough to handle widebodies). Heathrow is far closer to Oxford than Stansted. I'll give you Cambridge, but...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Dec 28, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 74341

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

It seems strange that they didn't think to rotate until they reached 235 knots. The flight director is there to help, but it seems common sense to rotate once you hit an appropriate speed if the indication doesn't come up. I imagine that if the plane performed the return leg without problems, the on...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Dec 19, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines A330 replacement plans?
Replies: 29
Views: 7246

Re: China Airlines A330 replacement plans?

I think it is either going to be A359s or A339s for political reasons not because it makes sense. Wasn't there a unidentified larger A330-neo order shortly before the pandemic that was heavily rumored to be from a Mainland Chinese airline? In addition, have we seen any large (or even small) order f...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Dec 10, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plane diverted mid-flight in latest unruly passenger incident
Replies: 105
Views: 13429

Re: Delta plane diverted mid-flight in latest unruly passenger incident

I was on a flight just a couple of weeks ago where there was some drunk guy getting in people's faces and arguing with everyone he came across. Eventually they confiscated his bottle of vodka and managed to get him to sit down, but he was very aggressive and roamed around the plane sitting next to (...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Should England's top football teams be flying to domestic fixtures?
Replies: 49
Views: 6908

Re: BBC: Should England's top football teams be flying to domestic fixtures?

The BBC has this today regarding Premier League football teams flying to their away fixtures within England: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/59213173 It was probably only a matter of time before this issue was made more public and the COP26 conference in Glasgow, which concludes today, is doub...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belarus - Tracking Flights from Crisis Areas?
Replies: 8
Views: 1872

Re: Belarus - Tracking Flights from Crisis Areas?

I´d be more concerned about the flights from Istanbul. From there refugees with Belorussian "tourist visas" can connect from anywhere in the Middle East. Although I think Turkey has now banned airlines from flying passengers from Iraq and Syria to Belarus. The direct flights from places Ir...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 354
Views: 65112

Re: TR launches SIN-BKK-LGW

That's good. Maybe low cost to Southeast Asia we'll be coming back. It will be interesting to see how cheap it actually is.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Nov 11, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: updated: MH370 claim: breakthrough?
Replies: 103
Views: 50898

Re: MH370 claim: 777 flew in holding pattern for 22 min

So, if this is true it crashed into the sea instead of crashing into the sea? What difference does it make? By now the debris is scattered from Somalia to Hawaii. Knowing where it crashed does bring some closure to the relatives. And most of the debris is likely still in place. Few of the metal par...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: updated: MH370 claim: breakthrough?
Replies: 103
Views: 50898

Re: MH370 claim: 777 flew in holding pattern for 22 min

So, if this is true it crashed into the sea instead of crashing into the sea? What difference does it make? By now the debris is scattered from Somalia to Hawaii.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Nov 10, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 225
Views: 59135

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

When I worked there only 3 international routes were profitable: JKT-SIN, JKT-BKK, JKT-JED. All Chinese, Japanese, Australian routes lost millions. BNE-DPS was cut because of the enormous weight restriction with the GA 737NG version while Virgin & later Malindo could operate without issues in n...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Nov 10, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc to TLV
Replies: 14
Views: 6020

Re: Royal Air Maroc to TLV

Amazing. I never thought I'd see something like this. I wonder if they'll do transit traffic, for example via Tel Aviv to Dubai.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Nov 10, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: China cracking down on Flightradar24/ADS-B monitoring
Replies: 14
Views: 4793

Re: China cracking down on Flightradar24/ADS-B monitoring

How easy or hard would it be for a military or police force to calculate the location of a receiver that's connected to FR24/radarbox/ADSBexchange? They could send test signals from different locations and see what appears on the map. This would give the approximate location. Then they could come c...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Nov 09, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: China cracking down on Flightradar24/ADS-B monitoring
Replies: 14
Views: 4793

Re: China cracking down on Flightradar24/ADS-B monitoring

How easy or hard would it be for a military or police force to calculate the location of a receiver that's connected to FR24/radarbox/ADSBexchange? Actually it wouldn't be that hard. They could send test signals from different locations and see what appears on the map. This would give the approxima...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Nov 09, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: China cracking down on Flightradar24/ADS-B monitoring
Replies: 14
Views: 4793

Re: China cracking down on Flightradar24/ADS-B monitoring

Seems China does not like folks picking up those pesky ADS-B signals being used to show us where planes are. Banned the site and confiscated equipment from at least one person. Wouldn't anything they really want to hide not be sending ADS-B signals anyway? https://theprint.in/opinion/chinascope/chi...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Nov 07, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 16366

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

Turkish is really uniquely well placed to connect both Europe and the USA to the Middle East/Central Asia/East Africa. It's very good to see them expand in the US and flying to almost every significant hub. I would highly recommend this airline to anyone who hasn't yet tried it - truly it is one of ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Nov 07, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways' golden age: Telegraph article on how BA will get it back
Replies: 100
Views: 13261

Re: British Airways' golden age: Telegraph article on how BA will get it back

With UK departure tax and Heathrow's charges being a total rip-off and Heathrow being unable to expand within the next 50 years, I don't think BA will be seeing any kind of golden age.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Oct 22, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 225
Views: 59135

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

When I worked there only 3 international routes were profitable: JKT-SIN, JKT-BKK, JKT-JED. All Chinese, Japanese, Australian routes lost millions. BNE-DPS was cut because of the enormous weight restriction with the GA 737NG version while Virgin & later Malindo could operate without issues in n...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Oct 22, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brussels Airlines New Livery
Replies: 231
Views: 56318

Re: Brussels Airlines “New Chapter”

Leej wrote:
A new chapter - Brussel Sprouts?


How did you guess? The new livery will be gravy colour with a Brussel Sprout on the tail and the on-board menu has been changed to a box of steamed brussel sprouts with waffles for desert.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 93631

Re: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive

I wonder if one possible solution would be to leverage bases in places like Bengalaru, Dubai and Istanbul then offer short haul flights connecting them with the option of taking multiple flights. That way you could still get to Europe on Air Asia, but with a few stops along the way. They could use t...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 438
Views: 109229

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

The most uncomfortable trip I ever had from the US to Europe was with Iceland Express, now Wow, which involved getting woken up at 3am to stand in a long queue in Iceland (as all of their flights arrive at the same time). The airport was totally overcrowded for about 45 minutes to the point that the...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 438
Views: 109229

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

Norwegian as a company is about as bad a business model as you can get in the airline industry. Pragusa.ONE is probably worse https://onemileatatime.com/pragusa-one-airline/ Or you can go down the route of Family Airlines That business plan looks like it was written by a 12 year old for a school pr...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 438
Views: 109229

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

They chose some pretty weird airports, in my opinion. But then, if its cheap enough people will go. Last time I flew with Norwegian my flight was from Oakland, which despite the name actually turned out to easier and more convenient for the city of San Francisco than SFO. I know Ontario as I actuall...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S. to lift restriction on intl arrivals in Nov
Replies: 30
Views: 2397

Re: U.S. to lift restriction on intl arrivals in Nov

Hopefully the corollary will also be implemented that fully vaccinated US citizens can return without PCR testing. Exactly. As long as vaccinated pax are forced to get an (expensive) PCR or Antigen test, it is disingenuous to talk about "lifting restrictions": At least in the US it's just...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Network Thread 2021
Replies: 89
Views: 7091

Re: 2 SY 738's damaged in storm at MSP

Small planes are often chained to the ground. I wonder if they can't do something like that with big ones as well? At least during severe weather it could be worthwhile.

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EK 216 Double diversion
Replies: 6
Views: 2322

Re: EK 216 Double diversion

I suppose LHR has plenty of capacity on onward flights. Alternatively, they could easily deadhead an extra crew there to take over and continue the flight without the pax having to get off.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2021
Replies: 86
Views: 12299

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2021

How is the vaccination process in Turkey right now? Are there enough vaccines and are people getting vaccinated? It was in the news the other day that in some countries like Croatia, vaccination has almost completely stopped as people are not showing up. The vaccination program in Turkey seems to b...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz
Replies: 84
Views: 15705

Re: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz

That's a shame. I would have liked to see EasyWizzJet. Purple and orange fuselages would look quite nice.

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Florida Man Screams N-word and Hurls Metal Pole at MIA
Replies: 29
Views: 7294

Re: Florida Man Screams N-word and Hurls Metal Pole at MIA

Someone should have explained to him that he was being unreasonable.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas FY20/21 Group Results, $2.35 billion loss, 2 A380’s to be retired
Replies: 110
Views: 17137

Re: QANTAS up flying International routes

Would these be cargo flights?

I don't know it they have the same isolationist policy or if they've given up on that.

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Aug 23, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan
Replies: 177
Views: 37487

Re: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan

I wonder if they couldn't just reach an agreement with Emirates to run a shuttle between Dubai and Atlanta or something like that. They have plenty of A380s sitting idle. The US Government has a Buy American requirement, I’m sure there are some exceptions, but since this is work US carriers can do,...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Aug 23, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan
Replies: 177
Views: 37487

Re: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan

I wonder if they couldn't just reach an agreement with Emirates to run a shuttle between Dubai and Atlanta or something like that. They have plenty of A380s sitting idle.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Aug 19, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR
Replies: 62
Views: 13502

Re: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR

The relevant taxiway is about as long as the closed 4R/22L, but taxiways are lighted green while runways are lighted white. The problem here was between the neck and the top of the head. Actually I wonder if they should look at reviewing the lighting system to stop events like this from happening. ...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 194807

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

ORD-DEL,SFO-DEL have been diverted to SHJ , Interestingly UA,EWR-BOM is right on middle of Kazakh airspace trailed by UA ORD-DEL which just entered Kazakh airspace and highly doubt that EWR-BOM would be diverted to DEL owing to extra range and fuel since the afghan airspace has to avoided anyway UA...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 194807

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Terrible pictures of people falling off a C-17 taking off at Kabul. Some desperate people had tried to grab gear doors and fly on the outside to fall to their death. https://twitter.com/MacaesBruno/status/1427210941561778178?s=20 C-17-flight Reach 871 is said to have carried almost 800 people insid...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 194807

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

So according to the link posted above, it seems like there are people on the tarmac meaning security protocol no longer exists. Also, why is the Kam Air cabin all dark? I found this picture of the situation on the ramp at Kabul Airport. I can't see how any plane would be safe to start its engines a...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 194807

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Pull the trigger of what? What is the taliban firing that goes to FL330? Whatever the Afghan military had yesterday, the Taliban have today. Did NATO ever have Surface to Air or Air to Air missiles in the Afganistan ? I don't think they would ever have needed them. Even if they did, I'm pretty sure...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 194807

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Right now United has 2 flights in the air BOM-EWR and DEL-EWR with DEL-SFO scheduled to leave in an hour twenty minutes from now. Back in June or July the FAA issued a warning to flagged US carriers that they must be above FL260 while flying over Afghanistan air space. United Airlines goes further ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 194807

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Planes have been flying over Taliban controlled areas for a while now. UA EWR-DEL overflew northern provinces including the city of Mazar i Sharif. Taliban government has been working on on securing international legitimacy, the last thing they will do is shoot a plane. Only takes one of these nut ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 194807

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

This is so sad: EK640 flew to Kabul today, circled over Kabul for quite a long time and then returned to Dubai, leaving the passengers that paid thousands of dollars to get on that flight behind. Why? Because the US military took over the airport for its own use and stopped commercial flights. https...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 15, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 194807

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Planes have been flying over Taliban controlled areas for a while now. UA EWR-DEL overflew northern provinces including the city of Mazar i Sharif. Taliban government has been working on on securing international legitimacy, the last thing they will do is shoot a plane. Let's hope so. But imagine s...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 15, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 194807

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

FOLAD was often the Afghan Airforce Cessna 208s. The data on FR24 seems to confirm its a 208. Doubt he would use a 208 to evac, although maybe it was his only choice. Wonder if the airforce won't try move more of its aircraft across to Tajikistan while they still can? You're right, it's probably no...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 15, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 737MAX passenger complaints
Replies: 94
Views: 12065

Re: 737MAX passenger complaints

Most people haven't got a clue what type of aircraft they're flying on. Even if they did, they'd just assume that if it wasn't safe it wouldn't be allowed to fly.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 15, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 194807

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

An aircraft with Transponder Code FOLAD43 took off from Kabul and flew directly north into Tajikistan. Simultaneously, BBC news is reporting that the President Ashraf Ghani has fled the country to Tajikistan. I think that's probably his ride. FOLAD was often the Afghan Airforce Cessna 208s. The dat...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 15, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 194807

Re: SKY NEWS - Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Interesting to see an SQ A350 from JFK about to overfly Kabul. I would have thought for sure they would avoid Afghan airspace. In the past couple of days I've seen a lot of flights from India and Singapore to Europe (British Airways, Singapore Airlines etc) flying right over places like Herat which...

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