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by VSMUT
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?
Replies: 38
Views: 1374

Re: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?

The entire west will come together and unanimously agree on forcing out the Saudi regime, if necessary by force. Following a major military invasion, a democratically elected government will be installed, Saudi Arabia will become a champion of human rights, the desert will become a lush paradise and...

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by VSMUT
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Studying To be come a pilot
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: Studying To be come a pilot

ECG? You mean the electrocardiogram? Under EASA it's mandatory for the initial, and then to be renewed every 5 years below the age of 30, 2 years between 30 and 39, 1 year between 40 and 59 and 6 months above the age of 60. As far as I'm aware, the EEG test was phased out by EASA ages ago. I certai...

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by VSMUT
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Studying To be come a pilot
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: Studying To be come a pilot

As TWA772LR says, get a Class One Aviation medical first. No point spending lots of money and then finding out there's an "issue". And don't worry too much at first if there is some issue. Many such are fixable/manageable. I'll just add to that what my medical examiner told me the other d...

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by VSMUT
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Studying To be come a pilot
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: Studying To be come a pilot

I can't recommend the Dutch way either. Don't under any circumstances chase a single airline. It's just way too risky. KLM might be hiring a few Dutch-speaking pilots today, but tomorrow they could completely change the hiring criteria. If they overhired, or we get hit by another economic crisis, th...

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by VSMUT
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35872

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

One of their planes just arrived at MCI. I wonder what they are going to do with it? Someone else already lease/buy it? YL-PSG https://twitter.com/JoeKCI/status/1047935257306173440 It's not just that one that has been fetched by the leasing company: https://www.check-in.dk/primera-fly-kun-paa-vinge...

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by VSMUT
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-9 Unfinished Interior Pics?
Replies: 5
Views: 2231

Re: 777-9 Unfinished Interior Pics?

I don't think you would see any differences until the panels are installed, and only the static test frame has been rolled out, no? According to wikipedia: The internal cabin width is increased from the previous 777 models' 231 to 235 in (587 to 597 cm) through thinner interior cabin walls and bett...

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by VSMUT
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of IL-96 RA-96013?
Replies: 12
Views: 2423

Re: Fate of IL-96 RA-96013?

Turning an Il-96-300 into a -400M? Thats a bit of a stretch. Seriously though, wasn't the Il-96-400TZ contract cancelled due to cost overruns? There are a million ways the Russian Armed Forces could use this one without turning it into a -400 first. They still have a bunch of Il-62s scattered across...

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by VSMUT
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1036
Views: 126255

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

CPH-MRS 2x weekly operated by a Boeing 737. Starting June 29th. Is this by SAS' own 737s, or by JetTime? By one of their own. They are also starting ARN-MRS, so it's likely to be an ARN-MRS-CPH-MRS-ARN rotation. The exact schedule isn't available until tomorrow Wow, that's going to be a long day at...

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by VSMUT
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-9 Unfinished Interior Pics?
Replies: 5
Views: 2231

Re: 777-9 Unfinished Interior Pics?

I don't think you would see any differences until the panels are installed, and only the static test frame has been rolled out, no? According to wikipedia: The internal cabin width is increased from the previous 777 models' 231 to 235 in (587 to 597 cm) through thinner interior cabin walls and bette...

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by VSMUT
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1036
Views: 126255

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

SASViking wrote:
CPH-MRS 2x weekly operated by a Boeing 737. Starting June 29th.


Is this by SAS' own 737s, or by JetTime?

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by VSMUT
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest thing that millennials are killing off...
Replies: 24
Views: 1341

Re: Latest thing that millennials are killing off...

Is anybody really mourning this? If anything, these so-called "millenials" should be applauded for killing off these drunk tours.

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by VSMUT
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 88
Views: 3392

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

Basel-Euroairport is served by a bus, but it works really well anyway. Zürich and Geneva are both top class. . That is why I haven't included Basel Airport. Using a bus is not very Swiss. And if you want to go to Strasbourg, good luck! You need to ride the train to St Louis (France) walk about 200m...

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by VSMUT
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 88
Views: 3392

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

Basel-Euroairport is served by a bus, but it works really well anyway. Zürich and Geneva are both top class. I don't think I've experienced a German airport that was bad. Even Schönefeld works really well. London-Luton sucks. Many French and Italian airports can be a bit tedious too, but that might ...

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by VSMUT
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH‘s business class product to Cairo - a joke
Replies: 16
Views: 1010

Re: LH‘s business class product to Cairo - a joke

This right here is what I think the EU carriers have got wrong compared to the US carriers. There are a lots of points where US carriers have pulled ahead. For instance, why do barely any airlines in Europe have IFE systems built into the seats? In the US, these are becoming really common on short-...

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by VSMUT
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to get used jet oil from turbine engine
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: How to get used jet oil from turbine engine

As the two above mention, it doesn't happen often. But it isn't impossible. My suggestion is that you try to contact a friendly engineer or MRO facility and see if they will listen to you (a small facility working on business jets is probably easier than, say, Lufthansa Technik or United Tech Ops). ...

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by VSMUT
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best luggage for the frequent traveler
Replies: 13
Views: 578

Re: Best luggage for the frequent traveler

My favorite for short trips is a duffelbag. Being flexible, it can fit in spaces otherwise inaccessible to your normal rollaboard, such as the last vacant space in a corner of the overhead locker. Lacking a proper lock and looking less conspicuous, I am never asked to gate-check it. It's much easier...

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by VSMUT
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need some advice on planning a Safari
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Need some advice on planning a Safari

Kruger is a zoo. If you just want to see the animals, it is fine, but the best parks by far are up in Tanzania.

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by VSMUT
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair also in trouble?
Replies: 40
Views: 11620

Re: Icelandair also in trouble?

superjeff wrote:
Responding to #2, I thought Primera was Scandinavian - Danish AOC? Certainly not Icelandic.


The AOCs were Danish and Latvian, but they were owned and run from Iceland by Icelandic people. They just kept moving the companies around to more favorable places.

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by VSMUT
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair also in trouble?
Replies: 40
Views: 11620

Re: Icelandair also in trouble?

integrator wrote:
Another one about to bite the dust? Many were the last weeks commenting on WOW having issues.... Iceland now doing with Airlines as they did with banks prior to the 2007 financial crisis?

What you think?


Primera was also Icelandic... :duck:

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by VSMUT
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35872

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

SQ789 wrote:
Any idea where will their plane be stored at?


If the closure of Air Berlin is any indication, they will find new homes so quickly that it is irrelevant to talk about storage.

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1036
Views: 126255

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Seems like Nordica/Regional Jet OU plan to fly an CRJ-900 on behalf of SAS on a long term basis as ES-ACM now is painted in full SAS colours https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9080859 The irony. This was one of the original SAS CRJs that was phased out, and operated for a long while in basic SAS marki...

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will Boeing Build Planes in Long Beach Again?
Replies: 29
Views: 2979

Re: Will Boeing Build Planes in Long Beach Again?

However with the dimishing supply of used turbo-prop regional sized aircraft, and the early RJ models not being suitalbe/economical for use and conversion to small package feeders, one has to think UPS will have to change this model in the coming years to stay competative with FedEx. Not ot mention...

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35872

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

I don't want to be mean, but for some reason, most of this movements come from airlines in Scandinavia. Norwegian probably one of the most out-sourced airlines in Europe, then SAS, Finnair has done notable movements in the same direction... of course Primera. Probably the same happens in others... ...

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35872

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

This does seem to cast some doubt onto the whole narrowbody-longhaul-lowcost model. Not "narrobody-longhaul-lowcost" but rather "longhaul-lowcost" all together. The whole business model is questionable at best. As I have said multiple times on airliners.net, the only proven long...

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by VSMUT
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35872

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

This does seem to cast some doubt onto the whole narrowbody-longhaul-lowcost model. It worked for the US airlines with the 757s, but those aircraft were already paid off. Now we have one airline bust after chasing this model, and WOW air looking like it might be in trouble too. Experienced players l...

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by VSMUT
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1666

Re: Which US carrier will reach 1000 mainline aircraft first ?

i mean aa could potentially hit 1k from the 797. theyd only need to order like 50 On the other hand, they got a bunch of aircraft that are about to be retired. The MD-82/83s will leave next year as will a number of 767s. The rest of the 767s and the 757s will retire the year after. In total 88 airc...

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by VSMUT
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Hero-to-Zero aviation company?
Replies: 21
Views: 1020

Re: Most Hero-to-Zero aviation company?

British Airways. No better than EasyJet and Norwegian nowadays.

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by VSMUT
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLYBE on time performance. 80%
Replies: 9
Views: 1124

Re: FLYBE on time performance. 80%

Thanks. So apart from buying fresher q400s there doesn't seem to be much which they can influence. Thats not true. Scheduling is well within their own control. I worked at 2 major airlines that specifically placed spare aircraft and crews at large hubs to take over in case of a late inbound arrival...

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by VSMUT
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bad habits when staying in hotels
Replies: 55
Views: 2900

Re: Bad habits when staying in hotels

I once got inspired by an article with some recipes for improvised cooking in your bedroom, and fried some chicken with the iron and boiled some sausages in the kettle :duck: Only did it once though, and cleaned it absolutely spotless afterwards. Listening to very loud music (mostly metal) on my EFB...

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by VSMUT
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLYBE on time performance. 80%
Replies: 9
Views: 1124

Re: FLYBE on time performance. 80%

Thanks. So apart from buying fresher q400s there doesn't seem to be much which they can influence. Thats not true. Scheduling is well within their own control. I worked at 2 major airlines that specifically placed spare aircraft and crews at large hubs to take over in case of a late inbound arrival...

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by VSMUT
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 135-160 seats lcc
Replies: 19
Views: 2127

Re: 135-160 seats lcc

Agree with PatrickZ80, there are very few small markets incapable of filling an A320. Alas, we still have Air Baltic with 737-500s, Q400s and A220s. Eurowings has 20 Q400s and there are still tons of A319s left all over in places like Eurowings and EasyJet. These aren't leaving any time soon. Blue A...

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by VSMUT
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Irkut MC 21-300 new NMA (B752,B762,A321 replacement with 234 seats)
Replies: 25
Views: 1966

Re: Irkut MC 21-300 new NMA (B752,B762,A321 replacement with 234 seats)

Not sure I follow you... The -300 is still shorter than a 321 and has the T/O weight of a 320. It is nowhere near competing in the so-far-non-existent MoM market, much less replacing the 767. Maybe the cabin width would make it a good candidate for stretch into the 250 seat range, but that would ta...

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by VSMUT
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Struggle for the Azov Sea
Replies: 122
Views: 3237

Re: Struggle for the Azov Sea

Russia should give back Crimea, problem solved. No, a plebiscite needs to be held. It is no secret that there is a Russian population in these areas that ended up in Ukraine due to political restructuring of the Soviet Union. The territory was never historically Ukrainian. If a lasting peace is to ...

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by VSMUT
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI closing down TUIfly Nordic?
Replies: 11
Views: 2143

Re: TUI closing down TUIfly Nordic?

Yes. I think at least some of the 737s are going to JetTime.

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by VSMUT
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots: approaches that remind you how great your job is?
Replies: 34
Views: 2421

Re: Pilots: approaches that remind you how great your job is?

Split, Croatia. Especially runway 23. Not tricky at all though. Well, I see a lot of Go Arounds on 23, more than anywhere else. So it must be somewhat trickier than a standard visual. The visual onto 30 in Dubrovnik is really cool as well! Geneva over the lake is nice as well. Probably because too ...

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by VSMUT
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots: approaches that remind you how great your job is?
Replies: 34
Views: 2421

Re: Pilots: approaches that remind you how great your job is?

Split, Croatia. Especially runway 23. Not tricky at all though. Lugano, Switzerland. Zig-zagging between mountains over the lake :D Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina. Nice views when descending down between the mountains. Dubrovnik, Croatia. Nice views of the sea, and arrivals from the south require ...

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by VSMUT
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Struggle for the Azov Sea
Replies: 122
Views: 3237

Re: Struggle for the Azov Sea

The world was so peaceful when that was the case. When was that ever the case? The borders of the world are mostly drawn up by the imperiums of the past. Current rulers, even democratic ones, are now stubbornly holding on to territory like hoarders. Are you honestly telling me that the Middle East ...

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by VSMUT
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Struggle for the Azov Sea
Replies: 122
Views: 3237

Re: Struggle for the Azov Sea

Unfortunately that ain't going to happen primarily because the western regimes will not send any official observers because they are not stupid and very well know what the results would be... :checkmark: The entire conflict could have been solved in less than half a year if the west wasn't so immat...

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by VSMUT
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 189
Views: 12134

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

You just can't see it can you ? how can you accuse the UK of not being willing to negotiate when you keep stating "any deal has to be in line with EU law" That is "take it or leave it" not negotiation. The intransigence is on the EU side. Well duh! You don't walk up to another c...

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by VSMUT
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Struggle for the Azov Sea
Replies: 122
Views: 3237

Re: Struggle for the Azov Sea

The crisis around the Sea of Azov is very much on the radar screen in western capitals, and it will only further increase support for Ukraine... There is no crisis. 2 Ukrainian ships just sailed completely unopposed through a 3 km wide strait controlled by the Russians, and the Russians respected t...

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by VSMUT
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots appreciate compliments on good landings?
Replies: 41
Views: 3158

Re: Do pilots appreciate compliments on good landings?

Ground and tower rarely mess these things up. :lol: :lol: :lol: You need to come to Spain! Fair point. In my defense, my rosters have been full of "orderly" destinations lately. ;) BCN isn't so bad, though, right? Dunno, never been there, only overflew it. Palma is the worst in my opinion...

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by VSMUT
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots appreciate compliments on good landings?
Replies: 41
Views: 3158

Re: Do pilots appreciate compliments on good landings?

Starlionblue wrote:
Ground and tower rarely mess these things up.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

You need to come to Spain!

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by VSMUT
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Struggle for the Azov Sea
Replies: 122
Views: 3237

Re: Struggle for the Azov Sea

Around this time, two Ukrainian Navy ships (command/support/S&R ship A500 Donbas and seagoing tug A830 Korets) are attempting to cross the Kerch Strait from the Black Sea into the Azov Sea. The Ukrainian ships are being shadowed by two Russian patrol boats. A US Air Force RC-135V is reportedly ...

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by VSMUT
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 8558

Re: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019

Basel cheats when you look at the population. The city is right on the border of France and Germany. If you include the entire metropolitan area in all 3 countries (Mulhouse, Saint-Louis, Lörrach/Weil-Am-Rhein, Freiburg etc), you quickly reach a population of 750.000 with 45 minutes driving time. T...

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by VSMUT
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to take charge of LCC Eurowings long haul network
Replies: 11
Views: 4052

Re: Lufthansa to take charge of LCC Eurowings long haul network

Someone83 wrote:
Jetter330 wrote:
That would not be good news for SN as they were appointed to take care of the long haul operations of the Eurowings Group.


Isn't it just the operations?


Operations, or operations department? The people who fly the planes, or the people who make the flightplans?

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by VSMUT
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 8558

Re: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019

Basel airport handles same passenger counts as CVG, IND and CMH. Appears population is @ size of Dayton MSA. Has pharma biz and they have money and do travel The remarks about unconnected, poor cities that represent @9M people is about the most ignorant and uni formed have seen in this forum ...and...

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by VSMUT
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?
Replies: 50
Views: 8036

Re: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?

WorldFlier wrote:
I think HSR is clearly a winner. Imagine if the US had HSR along I-95...


Certainly beats getting packed into a CRJ/ATR/Q400, and all the airport security mess.

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by VSMUT
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Generally, the correct yogurt is...
Replies: 22
Views: 575

Re: Generally, the correct yogurt is...

Soy yogurt all the way. Tastes better. Also doesn't cause bloating and brown rain (for me at least).

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by VSMUT
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Self transfer in CPH
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: Self transfer in CPH

I have 3 hours for a self transfer in CPH. Will I make that? I have no checked luggage but I must get out to check in for my connecting flight. What are the things that I must look at? I have never been in CPH before. Is it a good easy airport? My connecting flight goes to the USA, does that make d...

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by VSMUT
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2 Hr connection in WAW, is that enough?
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: 2 Hr connection in WAW, is that enough?

You are travelling on one ticket, so even if you miss it, it will be LOTs responsibility to get you to the destination and provide hotel if necessary. There are luckily lots of flights to Praha from Warszawa, and even more with one stop in Frankfurt or Munich. You will also be able to apply for APR ...

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