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by VSMUT
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are there so many airline and airport reality shows in the UK?
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Re: Why are there so many airline and airport reality shows in the UK?

There was one show, probably 10 years ago maybe? It was called "Airport" and focused solely on LHR. No specific airlines, just the general airport operations. Unfortunately I cannot find it anywhere There have been more. You can find a lot on youtube. There are recent ones on EasyJet and ...

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by VSMUT
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are there so many airline and airport reality shows in the UK?
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Re: Why are there so many airline and airport reality shows in the UK?

1. You notice because the UK produces TV in a language that is easily understood in most of the world.
2. It is really cheap to produce.

There are airport documentaries from other places though. The customs and immigrations ones from Australia are notable.

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by VSMUT
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Age Disparity in Pilots Around the World?
Replies: 15
Views: 2170

Re: Age Disparity in Pilots Around the World?

I have seen 22 year olds fly F-16’s. Nothing to worry about, if you ask me. Good point. Most combat pilots start out in their 20s. During WWII, you had really young pilots too, including as captains on multi-crew bombers. Post-WWII aviation was spearheaded by youngsters. (yes, you are now competing...

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by VSMUT
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service
Replies: 92
Views: 11211

Re: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service

It would be terribly inefficient to start building check-in facilities at all major train stations within reach of the airport. Sure, KLM could start opening facilities in Rotterdam, Delft, Utrecht, The Hague HS and Central, Eindhoven, Groningen, Maastricht, Cologne, Antwerp, Brussels, Paris etc. b...

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by VSMUT
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes
Replies: 51
Views: 7264

Re: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes

I did spend 10 hours in Singapore Airlines business class with a fellow passenger who probably should have gone to the toilet a bit more. Punishing him with jail didn't quite cross my mind, but I will keep it in mind for the next time!

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by VSMUT
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD90 vs B737 Max
Replies: 49
Views: 7185

Re: MD90 vs B737 Max

Keep in mind, Boeing didn't buy McD for their commercial line. The defense business was the real prize. Boeing didn't buy McD for anything. It was the government who forced it to save McDonnell Douglas' military business. The McDonnell Douglas board pretty much took over Boeings. As Richard Aboulaf...

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by VSMUT
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD90 vs B737 Max
Replies: 49
Views: 7185

Re: MD90 vs B737 Max

Not disagreeing with your point, but will point out the ground clearance advantage of tail mounted engines - something that is still relevant for smaller aircraft. Even small aircraft have no problems fitting GTFs under the wings these days. See the E2, A220 and MRJ. True, better aerodynamics for b...

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by VSMUT
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD90 vs B737 Max
Replies: 49
Views: 7185

Re: MD90 vs B737 Max

2) It is both structurally and aerodynamically more favorable to have the engines mounted on the wings. Clean wings, uncluttered by engines, are always going to be more aerodynamically favorable. But the rest of your points are valid, and detract sufficiently for nobody to design aircraft with tail...

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by VSMUT
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 11644

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

You'd think there would be a few drip shields/channels in the flight deck :faint: You won't believe it, but there are actually planes out there where the pilots don't even have a table for their hot and/or wet meals, forcing them to balance it precariously on their laps! Not any of the ones I flew ...

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by VSMUT
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 11644

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

Cost of diverting a commercial flight due to pilot incompetence for not using a lid - Priceless I've never seen a lid for hot drinks in any of the planes I ever flew. Every BoB airline in Europe I can think of has lids for the hot drinks they serve. Thomas Cook UK also has lids for hot drinks. Not ...

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by VSMUT
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 11644

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

aumaverick wrote:
Cost of diverting a commercial flight due to pilot incompetence for not using a lid - Priceless


I've never seen a lid for hot drinks in any of the planes I ever flew.

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by VSMUT
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 737-600 Retirement
Replies: 56
Views: 7658

Re: SAS 737-600 Retirement

United_fan wrote:
Maybe EG&G (Janet) will buy them for parts of to add to their fleet.


Doubtful. They are likely already sold to a specialist who deals in parting out aircraft and selling spares. I doubt there are very many 737-600 specific parts anyway. They could just as easily end up on any other 737NG.

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by VSMUT
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 130
Views: 14873

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

BrianWilkes wrote:
Norwegian want to sell some LGW slots. Jetblue should pick them up!


They don't - they offered them up as collateral for a loan.

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by VSMUT
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 737-600 Retirement
Replies: 56
Views: 7658

Re: SAS 737-600 Retirement

I doubt that SAS will send the ATR's to Norway again. They tried with Jettime a few years ago, and it went horribly wrong. How so? DAT has flown ATRs in Norway without issues. They had severe issues with high winds, especially on the "coast-hopper" SVG-BGO-TRD/AES. They also had a severe ...

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by VSMUT
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair set to become 9th carrier between PAR and NYC
Replies: 67
Views: 7760

Re: Corsair set to become 9th carrier between PAR and NYC

Thibault973 wrote:
It's not the first time that the two cities are linked by 9 airlines as it was briefly the case last year when PF flew between CDG and EWR.


I have trouble thinking of even short routes that are served by that many airlines! I think Kuala Lumpur - Singapore is served by 10 airlines

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by VSMUT
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 737-600 Retirement
Replies: 56
Views: 7658

Re: SAS 737-600 Retirement

Don’t know, but most runways in Norway that sees jet operations are more than long enough. The whole thing about the -600 needed for short runways in Scandinavia is more or less a myth And anything that can't serve a CRJ will just get an ATR instead. I doubt that SAS will send the ATR's to Norway a...

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by VSMUT
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Do nuclear aircraft carriers transit the Panama Canal ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1588

Re: Do nuclear aircraft carriers transit the Panama Canal ?

Max Q wrote:
I imagine the smaller amphibious carriers can transit the canal


The Wasps can, but need to fold the elevators up before. The America class also lives up to Panamax, but would also need to fold the elevators.

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by VSMUT
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 737-600 Retirement
Replies: 56
Views: 7658

Re: SAS 737-600 Retirement

Initially SAS ordered 35 -600 plus the same amount of options. And took delivery of totalt 30 -600s. The rest, including the options, was later converted into -700 and -800 Had many flights on the -600 to/from OSL, but have probably had my last flight on one Since the -600 arrived the traffic has g...

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by VSMUT
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 737-600 Retirement
Replies: 56
Views: 7658

Re: SAS 737-600 Retirement

KFTG wrote:
Where are they going to be scrapped?


Looks like most ended their days at RAF St. Athans, with one or two going to Victorville or Lourdes.

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by VSMUT
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 737-600 Retirement
Replies: 56
Views: 7658

Re: SAS 737-600 Retirement

https://insideflyer.dk/sas-opdatering-p ... vningerne/

November 29th at the moment, Arlanda to Skellefteå.
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https://insideflyer.dk/sas-opdatering-p ... vningerne/

November 29th at the moment, Arlanda to Skellefteå.

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by VSMUT
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Problem flying with my French Bulldog
Replies: 21
Views: 919

Re: Problem flying with my French Bulldog

I noticed that Ethiopian Airlines allows pets in the cabin, is that one of the avenues you researched or are their restrictions the same as European carriers. Or you could try to find the dog a new home in Spain or nearby. Yikes. I’m guessing you never had a dog. They are our children and that the ...

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by VSMUT
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Problem flying with my French Bulldog
Replies: 21
Views: 919

Re: Problem flying with my French Bulldog

Yes, I found out some airlines will accept my dog in the cargo. I'm not a fan of this option at all, but it seems like I have no choice. Is the cargo where they place dogs dark? Yes, it is. Regardless of on a pallet or bulk loaded. I've loaded a great many dogs into airplanes over the years, both a...

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by VSMUT
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Problem flying with my French Bulldog
Replies: 21
Views: 919

Re: Problem flying with my French Bulldog

By the way, another option would be to drive to Israel instead of fly. There is a ferry from Lavrio (just south of Athens) to Haifa that you can take. I guess it's better for the dog to be in the car and on the boat than in a plane. I cannot find a ferry service that crosses the Med east to west in...

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by VSMUT
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
Replies: 136
Views: 19846

Re: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?

PlymSpotter wrote:
but the A35K's nose gear position and longer length means that still isn't going to provide enough room to attach a tug.


You can get tugs that attach the other way round, pushing it from below the fuselage.

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by VSMUT
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread
Replies: 81
Views: 8218

Re: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread

A MAX 11 in all composites would be a true successor. But that will be comfortably beaten by the all composite A322XLR. An even realer game-changer. :sarcastic: Can't be. The A320 is a wider body, less aerodynamically efficient. Err, no? The A320 might have a slighty wider fuselage, but the nose is...

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by VSMUT
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Problem flying with my French Bulldog
Replies: 21
Views: 919

Re: Problem flying with my French Bulldog

Not true, Lufthansa is still accepting French Bulldogs, albeit in containers which have to be at least 10cm larger in height and length as the dog transported. BTW FRA is an excellent transit point for pets! https://www.lufthansa.com/ae/en/animals-as-additional-carry-on-baggage It says maximum 8 kg.

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by VSMUT
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?
Replies: 70
Views: 8797

Re: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?

We will definitely see unpressurized airliners in a decade or two. Electric propulsion will be the reason why. On a multiple hour flight it is worth the effort to climb up to 30,000ft. On a very short flight the benefit of flying high is not as great. As electric aircraft will be limited to ultra s...

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by VSMUT
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Danish Air Transport MXP CPH
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: Danish Air Transport MXP CPH

Right now there is flight DX3072 operated by MD-83 OY-RUE of Danish Air Transport flying from Milano Malpensa to Copenhagen. Milan is not listed on DAT website as a destination, anyone knows what is this flight for? A charter, subbing for SAS or what else?? Thanks The DAT jet fleet is exclusively f...

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by VSMUT
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 130
Views: 14873

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

The article mentions that B6, if they decide to use Stansed or Luton, could offer connecting service throughout Europe on either Easyjet or Ryanair. Would Eurowings or Lufthansa Group not be more realistic, given that Lufthansa has a share in JetBlue? Like she mentioned they are looking into leasin...

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by VSMUT
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?
Replies: 70
Views: 8797

Re: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?

We will definitely see unpressurized airliners in a decade or two. Electric propulsion will be the reason why. On a multiple hour flight it is worth the effort to climb up to 30,000ft. On a very short flight the benefit of flying high is not as great. As electric aircraft will be limited to ultra s...

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by VSMUT
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 104
Views: 7048

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

WildcatYXU wrote:
PennPal wrote:
A320 by a long shot. It's the only plane I've flown on where you can sit in a "window seat" that doesn't have a window...


So you never have flown a 737? Or a 767? And I believe I had a windowless window seat on an AC77W as well.


I've seen windowless seats on CRJs, E-jets and 787s too.

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by VSMUT
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prince Harry's Private Jet
Replies: 22
Views: 2257

Re: Prince Harry's Private Jet

So what if they're 1000 business jets plying the skies, to save what 100 A320/738 size aircraft? They aren't saving a few hundred A320's. The airlines aren't cancelling flights just because one VIP took a business jet. Those thousands of business jets are in addition to existing flights. I'm saying...

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by VSMUT
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have you ever spotted "sea sparkle"?
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: Have you ever spotted "sea sparkle"?

Yes, loads of times, but only while sailing.

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by VSMUT
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions About Crew Rest Areas
Replies: 14
Views: 6247

Re: Questions About Crew Rest Areas

ArchGuy1 wrote:
It would be nice if passengers in coach have the same type of beds as the crew in the crew rest areas.


They already do. I'm sure first/business class lie-flat already beat crew bunks in terms of comfort.

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by VSMUT
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prince Harry's Private Jet
Replies: 22
Views: 2257

Re: Prince Harry's Private Jet

Pellegrine wrote:
So what if they're 1000 business jets plying the skies, to save what 100 A320/738 size aircraft?


They aren't saving a few hundred A320's. The airlines aren't cancelling flights just because one VIP took a business jet. Those thousands of business jets are in addition to existing flights.

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by VSMUT
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Royal Jordanian forcing passengers to close window blinds on medium haul daytime flights
Replies: 15
Views: 1662

Re: Royal Jordanian forcing passengers to close window blinds on medium haul daytime flights

Send a complaint to the company about it. It is the only way they are going to start taking notice.

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by VSMUT
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 162
Views: 23260

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Still regarding this orange to apple comparison. I spoke with Transavia FO who was flying before for Flybe on Q400. He flew just a year for Flybe but he told me there were a rumour that couple of years ago the execs of Flybe wanted to switch from Q400 to ATR72 for high fuel burn economy. I found it...

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by VSMUT
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell
Replies: 64
Views: 3267

Re: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell

Australia is a vast, underpopulated country, I'm sure she can find a place to live in without such issue. I have the feeling she is the type that will always find something to complain about ... Best regards Thomas :checkmark: And it's not just the smell of meat and fish that has made her furious —...

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by VSMUT
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prince Harry's Private Jet
Replies: 22
Views: 2257

Re: Prince Harry's Private Jet

There is no comparison. Business jets are far, far worse, both in terms of economy and in price. Have to laugh out load at this concept. The founders of Google operated a B767-200ER for their personal pleasure. The was a plaque in the entrance of the cabing telling those concerned with the environme...

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by VSMUT
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Russian propaganda
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Russian propaganda

There's just been a major airshow in Moscow. Hardly comes as a surprise that Airliners.net if flooded with photos of new Russian aircraft being shown off for a week or two. BTW, this has happened every year. Further, it is an international forum. Russians are still allowed here. IMO, the site should...

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by VSMUT
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can second hand A330-200s replace B767s?
Replies: 14
Views: 2361

Re: Can second hand A330-200s replace B767s?

blacksoviet wrote:
Does the A332 consume more fuel than the 763?


It does, it is a bigger and heavier plane after all. But it also carries far more payload, which made it more popular for airlines that could fill it.

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by VSMUT
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4460

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

IAG created Level just to drive Norwegian out of business. If it weren’t for Level and the MAX debacle, Norwegian would be doing fine. IAG’s strategy for shafting Norwegian has worked. The end result will be a further increase in the 80%+ market domination of the 2 ATI JVs. Congrats. Yeah... sure. ...

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by VSMUT
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4460

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

How does the Norwegian makeup of many subsidiary airlines factor into this? Could Norwegian in Europe go bust, but Norwegian Argentina still stay in operation? (that would be a bit ironic)


HP69 wrote:
What are the odds they make it to 2020?


I for one won't be in a hurry to book tickets with them.

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by VSMUT
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Scenario Question: Unstable Approach
Replies: 19
Views: 2047

Re: Scenario Question: Unstable Approach

Yikes... what was the reasoning behind it? Too many incompetent pilots flying a desk, all wanting to leave a mark on the company. There was a good dose of Irish-Ryanairish management mentality thrown in. There was really no reason at all. Most of them were pilots who lacked the skills to get a job ...

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by VSMUT
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: what's with all the cancellations
Replies: 22
Views: 1461

Re: what's with all the cancellations

Of my total of 331 flights I have never experienced a cancellation, in fact I only recently experienced my first major delay that caused me to miss my connection flight. Same, very, very few notable delays and only 2 cancellations in 200+ flights. Of the delayed flights, only 2 were significant, 1 ...

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by VSMUT
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Scenario Question: Unstable Approach
Replies: 19
Views: 2047

Re: Scenario Question: Unstable Approach

Call "go-around", no more, no less. If no reaction, take controls from him and do it myself. I'm not going to kill myself. But that's assuming we are actually unstable. I did work for one Irish employer, who had a ridiculous policy of regarding anything outside of a narrow envelope as &quo...

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by VSMUT
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tanzania 787s
Replies: 4
Views: 1813

Re: Air Tanzania 787s

They have secured a slot at London Gatwick from the end of 2020. But that's assuming the plane isn't impounded by creditors before. Regarding LGW. Air Tanzania have secured three weekly slot pairs at LGW for the end of 2019, the airline takes delivery of it's second B788 in Q419. Air Tanzania inten...

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by VSMUT
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK and the B737-900ER - Why that specific choice?
Replies: 25
Views: 6082

Re: TK and the B737-900ER - Why that specific choice?

AirbusA343 wrote:
Also this may sound stupid but why are the ULD containers a concern for Africa flights?


My guess is that loaders are often missing, broken or in short supply, especially at secondary airports. Can't go delayed if you load and unload using manual labour.

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by VSMUT
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tanzania 787s
Replies: 4
Views: 1813

Re: Air Tanzania 787s

They have secured a slot at London Gatwick from the end of 2020.

But that's assuming the plane isn't impounded by creditors before.

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by VSMUT
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK and the B737-900ER - Why that specific choice?
Replies: 25
Views: 6082

Re: TK and the B737-900ER - Why that specific choice?

RainerBoeing777 wrote:
the boeing 737-900ER is better for hot & tall airports that are present in Africa


Every indication is that the 737-900ER has an appalling hot and high performance.

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