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by VSMUT
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Gulfstream make regional jets?
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Re: Should Gulfstream make regional jets?

How big/wide is the fuselage of the biggest Gulfstreams? As in how many economy style seats could you stuff in side by side? How do they compare with the CRJ, E-jet and A220 in terms of cabin?

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Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 43
Views: 5007

Re: aircraft losses in natural disasters

Tsunami, the one in Japan comes to mind. Lots of JASDF F-2s were lost, even more damaged. Some other trainers and museum pieces damaged too. Many photos and videos went round of a GA airfield where Cessnas and Pipers were strewn around. A tornado wrecked an entire B-36 bomber base back in the 50s or...

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Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Overtourism after Spider Man: Far From Home
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Overtourism after Spider Man: Far From Home

Don't they already limit the number of entry tickets available? If so, overcrowding won't increase, just the demand for passes.

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by VSMUT
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 39
Views: 6592

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

I agree with all above about how terrible Mumbai HF is. Parts of Indonesia can be bad too. Part of that is because US and Canadian controllers tend to use a lot of slang and non-standard language, which can make it really hard for non-native English speakers (and even native English speakers) to und...

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by VSMUT
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Luton Airport build its original terminal in that specific position?
Replies: 17
Views: 4330

Re: Why did Luton Airport build its original terminal in that specific position?

Luton is one of the weirdest airports I've ever operated into. Almost has that London City vibe over it, with planes and buildings crammed into every available corner. Only went through the terminal once, looked like an unplanned mess. It has the potential, but I would start by bulldozing the curren...

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by VSMUT
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 87
Views: 3039

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

Some estimates say that up to 600'000 Iranians died between 1980 and 1988. The Iranian leadership was willing to sacrifice children to clear minefields. Something the United States could and would never do. That's a LIE. Afraid not, as this article from 1984 points out: https://www.nytimes.com/1984...

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by VSMUT
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 87
Views: 3039

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

ltbewr wrote:
In the case of the Iranian drone, it was less than 2kms from a USA Navy ship and had to take the appropriate actions to protect itself.


If Iran sailed a warship close to the US coast, would you then justify it when they shot down a US aircraft in "self defence"?

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by VSMUT
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced
Replies: 38
Views: 6796

Re: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced

Do the Austrian Q400s still fly the Swiss route to Lugano? If so, what will replace them?

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by VSMUT
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23018

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

There are some sections where the ICE 1 drives up to 280 km/h: I learned this when DB replaced the ICE 1 on my daily route with an ICE 4. I have 14 minutes time to change train to get onto my regional train, which in 80% of all cases was sufficient to change train. But since DB changed from ICE 1 t...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23018

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

In Germany old high speed trains have a possible max speed of 330 km/ h. The new ones have 230/ 250 km/ h. We are again going back on speed. Not quite true. The original ICE 1 and ICE 2 has a top speed of 250. ICE 3 increased that to 320 and Velaro D at 330. ICE 4 will do 250, which seems like a st...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much are these commercial landing fees?
Replies: 5
Views: 1213

Re: How much are these commercial landing fees?

Never heard of take-off fees. They do exist. But it's just a naming thing, in some languages, takeoff fee rolls off the tongue better than landing fee. In Denmark that is the case. In practice, there is no point in doing both a takeoff and landing fee, or even relating it to any specific action. Th...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Financial Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5852

Re: Etihad Financial Problems

This is simplifying things, but they repeated the same mistakes of Swissair - buying up the wrong airlines and having everything spiral downward Swissairs mistake was not just buying up ailing airlines, it was more about not integrating them properly. They all competed against each other, eroding p...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines simpified livery ?
Replies: 25
Views: 5791

Re: Brussels Airlines simpified livery ?

It looks to me like they’ve just done it like that due to needing the aircraft ASAP. I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets the full Livery at some point. Saying that, I do see SN getting a simplified Livery. Maybe billboard titles and have the blue extending from the tail onto the fuselage. I'm thinki...

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by VSMUT
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fees on assigned seating, now on trains
Replies: 13
Views: 1036

Re: Fees on assigned seating, now on trains

Been like that in Denmark, Germany, Austria and Switzerland for as long as I remember.

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by VSMUT
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23018

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

As if most businesses were located in city centers... They are not? Where are they located at airports? Close to airports? There is more than just airports outside of city centers; so, hoping on the train (which most of the time leaves from downtown) is not necessarily an easy feat and might be lon...

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by VSMUT
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23018

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

First off, commercial aviation has made great strides in terms of efficiency and the carbon footprint. Jet engines are getting more efficient all the time. All airlines around the world also seem to be in the process of up gauging most of their equipment. 50 seat jets are becoming rarer. In the US,...

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by VSMUT
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23018

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

It also takes anywhere from 3:18 to 4:10. The proper HSR doesn't run between Köln and Amsterdam. What the heck are you talking about? I took an ICE train from Cologne to Brussels a few months ago. There were also ICE trains going to Amsterdam. And I personally took one about two years ago. Brussels...

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by VSMUT
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23018

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Exactly. If those passengers on services from BRU or DUS to AMS to connect on KLM's network (KLM does not serve CGN anymore) were to use the train to Schiphol Airport railway station, KLM could use those valuable slots and planes to increase existing routes or open new ones. There are trains from C...

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by VSMUT
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23018

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

It makes good sense, you know. Exactly how profitable do you think those short flights are? Amsterdam is slot constrained and the pilot shortage is looming. Better to spend your resources on the big money earners. And if KLM gets to sell the train ticket, why not? Brussels, Düsseldorf, Bremen, Hamb...

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by VSMUT
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23018

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Train travel is much more convenient up to a 3 hour trip maybe even 4. You go from city centre to city centre, the process is a lot more relaxed, no hassle with security, waiting around terminals, lining up to check in, security, board flights, waiting for any bags, transport into and from city cen...

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by VSMUT
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 123
Views: 4405

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Who in their right minds would dream of threatening Ireland anyway? How many centuries did they lead that long and bloody insurgency against the British? Home grown insurgency and terrorism is still an issue, Brexit may even make it flare up again. What would an aggressor get from intervening? Endle...

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by VSMUT
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23018

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

I can't wait to hear MOL asking for the same thing. If people in Europe are flying too much short-haul it is because of the ridiculous 'Hey, let"s fly to XXX for a weekend break, there is a 19 Euro fare on Ryanair" attitude. Low cost coaches and rail fares are beginning to impact Ryanair ...

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by VSMUT
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23018

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

It makes good sense, you know. Exactly how profitable do you think those short flights are? Amsterdam is slot constrained and the pilot shortage is looming. Better to spend your resources on the big money earners. And if KLM gets to sell the train ticket, why not? Brussels, Düsseldorf, Bremen, Hambu...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13537

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

[threeid][/threeid]

par13del wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
I can control those. Your drinking doesn't affect me. Your smoking does.

Unfortunately, thousands are killed by drunk drivers.


Drunk driving is already forbidden, in most places punishable by jailtime.
Same should be the case for smokers in my opinion.

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 24332

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Looks like the Iranian Republican Guard is at it again. This time they attempted to seize a British flagged ship transiting the Suez Canal... it’s a shame that the British Royal Navy frigate that was escorting it didn’t light them up to send a message. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9482610/iran-sta...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13537

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

If people want to smoke then we should let them smoke, their life, their choices. They can be whoever they want to be. Sure, as long as they pay for their own medical bill when their habit collects its toll... But that's not the case, now, is it? Instead, part of my insurance premium goes towards c...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries where airlines are biggest brands
Replies: 25
Views: 2334

Re: Countries where airlines are biggest brands

Wrong - The Red Bull name is derived from the original Thai energy drink Krating Daeng..... Even now Chaleo Yoovidhya's family hold 51% of the shares in Red Bull GmbH. *sigh* thats not the brand. You even wrote it in your own post: Red Bull GmbH . A brand is a name , term, design, symbol or any oth...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 6107

Re: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?

Lockheed Martin would be completely uncompetitive on the commercial market. They have grown fat, inept and lazy by milking governments. Everything they do is delayed and over budget. Airlines, unlike governments, wouldn't stand such ineptitude. Unlike what Lockheed Martin usually does, the customers...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Throwing all subtopics on a big, chaotic heap with x00.000 views, 1000 posts . Centralizing..
Replies: 27
Views: 2959

Re: Throwing all subtopics on a big, chaotic heap with x00.000 views, 1000 posts . Centralizing..

Totally agree these mega threads are getting to be a joke, by all means keep a mega thread for general discussion on a topic, but don’t merge everything into these threads, I like many don’t have the time to read through a thousand posts of mostly a few members going round and round in the same arg...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ice Cream product tampering
Replies: 13
Views: 1156

Re: Ice Cream product tampering

Thank god for tamper seals. Every product should have something like that. Saw an article where Blue Bell, and other ice cream manufacturers, say the process they use to fill and close their product provides a tamper evident seal. They fill the carton, cover it, then freeze the product upside-down....

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by VSMUT
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries where airlines are biggest brands
Replies: 25
Views: 2334

Re: Countries where airlines are biggest brands

Red Bull isn't really an Austrian brand... It originated from Thailand. Red Bull is Austrian. The drink might originate from Thailand, but the company and name doesn't. Wrong - The Red Bull name is derived from the original Thai energy drink Krating Daeng..... Even now Chaleo Yoovidhya's family hol...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries where airlines are biggest brands
Replies: 25
Views: 2334

Re: Countries where airlines are biggest brands

https://www.thestreet.com/investing/the-world-s-most-valuable-brands-by-country-14659192 https://www.visualcapitalist.com/map-most-valuable-brand-country-2018/ The closest I get to aviation is Red Bull for Austria. New Zealand isn't on those lists, but Air New Zealand does come up number 1 or 2 for...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries where airlines are biggest brands
Replies: 25
Views: 2334

Re: Countries where airlines are biggest brands

https://www.thestreet.com/investing/the-world-s-most-valuable-brands-by-country-14659192 https://www.visualcapitalist.com/map-most-valuable-brand-country-2018/ The closest I get to aviation is Red Bull for Austria. New Zealand isn't on those lists, but Air New Zealand does come up number 1 or 2 for ...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 123
Views: 4405

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

I find it unusual that Ireland can't even afford a basic jet trainer when countries of similar size and GDP, such as Finland and Denmark, can afford multiple squadrons of proper jets like F-18s and F-16s, and now even F-35s. Breaking news: Denmark can't afford them either. A shill will be along sho...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?
Replies: 52
Views: 9220

Re: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?

No. You can't just scale things in aviation. i think you can use the FBW logic , hardware and system more or less 1:1 you will of course have to change the parameters and that is the thing what is missing @the 737 most of all No, you couldn't: Aerodynamics will be different. The airframe changes in...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11535

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Slap airline codes on every train and train station, and let pax connect to intercontinental flights from train to plane. Problem solved. Exactly how much do you suppose that would cost? The train from CDG to Paris is just over €10. The savings wouldn't even cover the administrative fee of such a d...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?
Replies: 52
Views: 9220

Re: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?

No. You can't just scale things in aviation. Isn’t the 737 a scaled down 707? Scale means taking an object and making it smaller (or bigger) without changing any dimensions/proportions. The 737 used the upper fuselage lobe and nose section of the 707, nothing else. Everything else is "new".

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by VSMUT
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 165
Views: 37572

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

Hopefully not. It is time for KLM to enter the future and get something more modern than the 737. KLM has a strong Boeing/GE/CFM preference. Dumping the proposed A359 subfleet in favour of the B78X and the small remaining subfleet of A332/-3 doesn’t look bright for an Airbus NB fleet Well luckily, ...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 165
Views: 37572

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

We'll see a very slick cabin, slimline seats The new seats in the latest 737-800s are nasty. More like benches. Transavia is quoted to have the 737MAX in 2021, while no orders are on record, not even with a leasing company. It is wildly expected that KLM will have the 737MAX as well. Wouldn't it ma...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2070
Views: 109902

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

zkojq wrote:
Mate you forgot the one with the Faroe Islands. ;)


What, make the UK a de-facto Danish territory? :scratchchin: On the downside, they would have to be represented in the Danish parliament, on the positive side we could probably force them to finally adopt a direct representation voting system.

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by VSMUT
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why cover the tyres?
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

Re: Why cover the tyres?

Because ultraviolet light (sunlight) breaks down rubber.

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by VSMUT
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 14843

Re: Flydeal cancels 737 max order

So people are getting up in arms about a puny 30 aircraft order and forgetting the 200 potential ones they got at the Paris Air Show? Sounds like Airbus.net, I mean Airliners.net. As usual, the A-net obsession with total numbers rather than taking in the entire picture. Even if it comes to fruition...

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by VSMUT
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Around the world on Turboprops
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Re: Around the world on Turboprops

I tried looking at options going the opposite way. Unfortunately I can't find any uniterupted routes from inside the Pacific. Australia has loads of turboprops though. From Cairns: Cairns – Port Moresby Qantas Q400 Port Moresby – Mount Hagen – Jayapura: Wikipedia lists this one as flown by PNG Air. ...

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by VSMUT
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?
Replies: 52
Views: 9220

Re: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?

No. You can't just scale things in aviation.

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by VSMUT
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is the limit for the Ukrainian traffic boom?
Replies: 20
Views: 3085

Re: Where is the limit for the Ukrainian traffic boom?

There is a lot of mention of tourism, but I also see another important point: Ukrainians taking up jobs in, or migrating to the EU. From the Wikipedia page on Ukrainians in Poland: 1.2 million Ukrainian citizens worked legally in Poland in 2016. 1.7 million short-term work registrations were issued ...

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by VSMUT
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Around the world on Turboprops
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Re: Around the world on Turboprops

There used to be some service on Dash 7s or Dash 8s between Greenland and Canada. Just found out there still are, however today they're flown on the Beechcraft Super King Air 200 operated by Air Nunavut. However they're operated as charters, so not sure if they count. Looking at FlightRadar24 they ...

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by VSMUT
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Around the world on Turboprops
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Re: Around the world on Turboprops

Indeed there is no way to cross the oceans on turboprops. There's a gap between Greenland and Canada where the only planes flying there are jets. Suppose you could bridge that, then from Halifax you could continue on WestJet Encore (Q400) and a whole distance into America. But again, no way to cros...

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by VSMUT
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Around the world on Turboprops
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Re: Around the world on Turboprops

You can't. I know of no turboprops in commercial airline service that can cross the Pacific. I don't really see how you get past the Middle East, there are few turboprops there. Trying to avoid seasonal flight and charters, from as far west as I can find (Greenland): Greenland - Iceland on Iceland C...

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by VSMUT
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 6000ft and no chimes
Replies: 25
Views: 2802

Re: 6000ft and no chimes

I've done it as low as 3000 ft once, on some short flights always at 5000 ft. We briefed it with the cabin crew prior and took weather conditions and approach into consideration. On a short flight with busy service, they need all the time they can get. On the other hand, I've done steep approaches w...

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by VSMUT
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Business Seats
Replies: 34
Views: 4691

Re: Euro Business Seats

Early this year I flew ZRH-LHR first flight on Monday morning with LX and there were about 8-10 rows of J (in and around). I remember thinking that this was the biggest J I ever saw on an LX flight. I've been on some Lufthansa flights where business filled more than half the cabin. Mostly E-jets, b...

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