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by Revo1059
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777X wing questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1503

777X wing questions

If this has been discussed at some point my apologies for a re-post............ So with the folding wings, how does it work procedure wise? Do they unfold the wing tips as soon as they push back or do they have to wait until they get to the runway? If the latter is the case could that cause small de...

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by Revo1059
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff
Replies: 56
Views: 11628

Re: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff

On some engines there is growling sound before the fans have even spooled up as well as at full power when it is growl and buzz. Anybody that ever flew on an L-1011 knows that sound. The buzz only happened at takeoff but the growl happened anytime during flight when power was increased. Those early...

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by Revo1059
Tue May 28, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?
Replies: 35
Views: 9864

Re: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?

AA people at ORD I used to deal with in my airline days nicknamed it the MD-911

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by Revo1059
Tue May 21, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 20274

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

If/when this ever comes to fruition, it will start on the cargo side first. Let cargo build up years of hours validating the platform, then you might see it roll into commercial.

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by Revo1059
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airlines ditch AVODs for inflight internet?
Replies: 52
Views: 5487

Re: Should airlines ditch AVODs for inflight internet?

Huh, I figured that (at least in UAs case) they had a media server loaded with movies and I connected to the planes local wifi when I watched a movie on the app. No data use and no in seat monitor.

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by Revo1059
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines regrets booting mother, baby
Replies: 10
Views: 1816

Re: American Airlines regrets booting mother, baby

How much of it is the airlines fault? EVERY company (especially large ones like AA) have idiots that work for them. This is an example of an idiot. In many cases you don't know someone is an idiot until they are put into a scenario that shows they are an idiot.

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by Revo1059
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off
Replies: 62
Views: 16656

Re: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off

I've seen a BA 747 (ORD) get its brakes sprayed at the gate after an emergency landing due to a medical issue on board. Landed, hit the brakes HARD and went right to the gate (I believe it was a heart attack IIRC). There was no fire, but they were hot.

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by Revo1059
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ORD-PNQ suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 2236

Re: ORD-PNQ suggestions

I just found ORD-EWR-DEL on UA, sit in DEL for 2 hours then IndiGo to PNQ.

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by Revo1059
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ORD-PNQ suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 2236

ORD-PNQ suggestions

Looking to fly ORD-PNQ next month. What is the best option with minimum layovers and avoiding Air India?

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by Revo1059
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 18636

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

Unfortunately it appears that the concept of "caveat emptor" and self accountability, while endangered species during Generation X, has since become officially extinct. As an expensive and important of a tool as we are lead to believe here, is it too much to ask to do your own homework? I...

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by Revo1059
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 20131

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

Former T4 at ORD until 1993 when T5 opened. 4 "gates" (41-44, no idea why they were numbered that way) where pax would board buses and be taken to the hardstands where they would use air-stairs. That was fun in the rain or when it was 2 degrees outside.

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by Revo1059
Thu May 31, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating
Replies: 50
Views: 10378

Re: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating

What is their incentive to draw customers from A or B? 1) Reliability/safety? Both A & B have decades of experience and have learned through their failures and have aircraft with incredibly high safety records in the commercial sector 2) Price? If A or B were concerned they'd "could" j...

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by Revo1059
Fri May 11, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 49646

Re: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved

Too bad they don't level T5 and start over. It's a dump. It's far from a dump, but I do think it's not impressive as an international gateway anymore, especially compared to asian airports like SIN or ICN. Fortunately, it's being downgraded to a "regular" terminal with a mix of int'l, dom...

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by Revo1059
Thu May 10, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 49646

Re: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved

Too bad they don't level T5 and start over. It's a dump.

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by Revo1059
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 808 diverted
Replies: 5
Views: 3373

UAL 808 diverted

"cockpit issue". diverted back to PEK. Any info on what the issue was?



https://thepointsguy.com/news/cockpit-issue-ua-flight-turns-around/

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by Revo1059
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Failure to quickly find defibrillator for man who died on WestJet flight
Replies: 43
Views: 5350

Re: Failure to quickly find defibrillator for man who died on WestJet flight

Aren't AED's designed to stop an abnormal heart rhythm's and not jump start a person in full cardiac arrest? From my training as a non healtcare provider this was made clear to us. This is very different than healtcare personnel and the equipment they use In that situation you always hook up the AE...

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by Revo1059
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 B747 The last of the four engine airliners?
Replies: 32
Views: 3093

Re: A380 B747 The last of the four engine airliners?

Care to explain your justification about the safety of twins being "inherently" dangerous? Would to see some factual justification..... You are over water and six hours away from the nearest airport and suddenly half of your engines shut down. Factual justification - Amelia Earhart. ..and...

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by Revo1059
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders pt2
Replies: 91
Views: 21876

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders pt2

Wow, some big $ being dropped on both A&B. I could see the next airshow having no orders. Everyone is tapped out. :lol:

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by Revo1059
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 17278

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

Airline service has gone in the toilet the last decade or 2 and part of the reason is subset of people don't care how crappy the experience is as long as they get from A to B alive and don't require medical attention when they get to B. I mainly fly AA: Now I have to pay $80 just to select an exit r...

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by Revo1059
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any smoking flights still?
Replies: 36
Views: 11960

Re: Any smoking flights still?

China certainly used to. When MU came into ORD in the 90s I'd see the cockpit crew smoking while taxiing in. They'd open the door and it looked like a haze in there.

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by Revo1059
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21726

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

http://nypost.com/2017/09/06/delta-flight-races-hurricane-irma-to-puerto-rico-and-wins/ when you make the New York Post, a tabloid rag, for being voluntarily "gutzy" and it involves your pilot certificate and an airliner with people on it...you're doing something risky and questionable. A...

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by Revo1059
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21726

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

No hats off. It's stupid. If av fans are cringing, imagine what the pilots are thinking. What if plane needed maintenance? What if someone got sick delaying departure? What if what if what if? Moronic. Stupid. Avoidable. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say Delta probably has a better underst...

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by Revo1059
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water bomber hits boat on takeoff (video)
Replies: 25
Views: 9553

Re: Water bomber hits boat on takeoff (video)

But the real killer is seawater as it blocks any growth for as long as the ground isn't flushed by repetitive intense rainfall.


Aren't most lakes and area they'd refill in fresh water? They're not going out the the ocean to fill up.

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by Revo1059
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 to ORD S18
Replies: 48
Views: 12640

Re: BA A380 to ORD S18

I worked at ORD in the early 90s through late 00s. I walked around T5 as it was being built and worked in it since day 1. It's a dump. Even the construction was shoddy. Improving the dining experience couldn't have been that hard since it was horrible to begin (MC Ds, a sad facsimile of Unos pizza,...

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by Revo1059
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 to ORD S18
Replies: 48
Views: 12640

Re: BA A380 to ORD S18

I worked at ORD in the early 90s through late 00s. I walked around T5 as it was being built and worked in it since day 1. It's a dump. Even the construction was shoddy. Improving the dining experience couldn't have been that hard since it was horrible to begin (MC Ds, a sad facsimile of Unos pizza, ...

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by Revo1059
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 to ORD S18
Replies: 48
Views: 12640

Re: BA A380 to ORD S18

Isn't Lufthansa's "thing" in Chicago to depart from Terminal 1? Yes, but all International Flights arrive at T5, except for the pre-clearance ones... Right. But this would also require the departure from T5. Not sure LH or UA for that matter (which facilitates a lot of connections) would ...

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by Revo1059
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supposed UA pax films bags being thrown from the belly of a UA flight
Replies: 25
Views: 5126

Re: Supposed UA pax films bags being thrown from the belly of a UA flight

Huh, I spent all my years over at T5 so I never saw the jetway belt loaders. Interesting.

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by Revo1059
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supposed UA pax films bags being thrown from the belly of a UA flight
Replies: 25
Views: 5126

Re: Supposed UA pax films bags being thrown from the belly of a UA flight

I've seen bags fall off the top of a belt loader many times, mostly when unloading bulk. One gets turned, jams gainst the guard rail if it's up and the one behind it slides off. I can remember many bags taking the plunge from bulk off of an MU MD-11 at ORD back in the day. However the video is stran...

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by Revo1059
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure
Replies: 71
Views: 23517

Re: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure

Maybe they didn't even tell her what the problem was.

JL "Why is the plane so quiet now, is something wrong?"

Pilot "Uhhhh, no...uhhh....we are testing a new silent landing mode. Eliminates noise pollution"

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by Revo1059
Wed May 31, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA fines UA for failure to inspect 787 maintenance
Replies: 41
Views: 8048

Re: FAA fines UA for failure to inspect 787 maintenance

This is the part that is the most concerning to me.

Two of those flights allegedly occurred after the FAA had notified United that it had not performed the inspection.

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by Revo1059
Thu May 18, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the Widebodies 3 holers era end?
Replies: 111
Views: 20218

Re: Why did the Widebodies 3 holers era end?

Maybe a naive question, but if a smaller number of engines achieve higher efficiency, would we see a single engine narrow body in the future? Some fighter jets only have a single jet engine. I am no engineer, so would appreciate if someone can answer this. No we will not. Redundancy is required. In...

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by Revo1059
Fri May 05, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordwind A321 plunge over the Med
Replies: 8
Views: 3823

Re: Nordwind A321 plunge over the Med

If you've ever sat up front, when those warnings go off in the cockpit, EVERYBODY hears them, including the people in the first several rows of the cabin. they are LOUD, on purpose, to make sure the crew notices them. Exactly. It's easy to hear the various audible warnings from the flight deck. I g...

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by Revo1059
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 138231

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I've had several people say that he actually did voluntarily leave the A/C then changed his mind and went back on (before security was involved). If this is true doesn't it kill the argument that he was already boarded and he really has no rights at that point Some evidence please. I'm trying to fi...

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by Revo1059
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 138231

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I've had several people say that he actually did voluntarily leave the A/C then changed his mind and went back on (before security was involved). If this is true doesn't it kill the argument that he was already boarded and he really has no rights at that point

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by Revo1059
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 138231

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Once IDB starts, you can't entertain sob stories and then allow people to weasel out. And this is not a protest where passive resistence is appropriate. But he was already boarded. Thats where the issue is. From what I've read once the ass is in the seat an airlines case for IDB shrink drastically ...

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by Revo1059
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest DL MD-88 route?
Replies: 33
Views: 10067

Re: Longest DL MD-88 route?

remove post

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by Revo1059
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax denied boarding for showing too much cleavage or was for being intoxicated...
Replies: 42
Views: 8640

Re: Pax denied boarding for showing too much cleavage or was for being intoxicated...

Just another reason to never fly that dumpster fire of an airline.

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by Revo1059
Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Automated TSA/UA checkpoints at ORD LAX EWR
Replies: 26
Views: 4351

Re: Automated TSA/UA checkpoints at ORD LAX EWR

It can't be much worse than the TSA agents.....

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by Revo1059
Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia's first direct non-stop flight to ­Europe is believed to be just weeks away
Replies: 79
Views: 22912

Re: Australia's first direct non-stop flight to ­Europe is believed to be just weeks away

Those A/C will have really high utilization. 19hours/day. How long will one sit until it goes back out?

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by Revo1059
Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Galaxy Note 7 banning thread
Replies: 41
Views: 4143

Re: Galaxy Note 7 banning thread

https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/18/sam ... -exchange/
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Looks like Samsung is trying to make it a little easier at the airports

https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/18/sam ... -exchange/

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by Revo1059
Thu May 26, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Infants In F And J Class
Replies: 105
Views: 16153

RE: Infants In F And J Class

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/UAEflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">UAEflyer</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table border="0...

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by Revo1059
Thu May 05, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad flight from AUH to JKT in severe turbulence
Replies: 62
Views: 22027

Etihad flight from AUH to JKT in severe turbulence

I didn't see it in that video but I wonder if the cabin crew went around and tried to talk to some of the more hysterical passengers to calm them down, there were 2 or 3 in the video that stood out from the rest of the people in the cabin. Looked like the plane was smooth by the time the video was r...

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by Revo1059
Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prince's Emergency Landing At Kmli
Replies: 8
Views: 7199

RE: Prince's Emergency Landing At Kmli

How come only ATCs side of the conversation is heard?

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by Revo1059
Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prince's Emergency Landing At Kmli
Replies: 8
Views: 7199

RE: Prince's Emergency Landing At Kmli

How come the recording has only ATCs side of the conversation?

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by Revo1059
Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can I Use The Crew Rest Area?
Replies: 98
Views: 28527

RE: Can I Use The Crew Rest Area?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i> do not assume it's acceptable to just wander in and loiter or do your sweaty stretches. It's the equivalent of someone climbing on your office desk to do t...

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by Revo1059
Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Next "revolutionary" Advance?
Replies: 83
Views: 8565

RE: Next "revolutionary" Advance?

Even though Concorde never gained traction it was still revolutionary. It cut flight times in 1/2 of what they are today on the trips it made. Sadly the costs and noise couldn't be overcome. I realize that both of my example had to do with speed specifically but there are other things as well. One e...

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by Revo1059
Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Next "revolutionary" Advance?
Replies: 83
Views: 8565

Next "revolutionary" Advance?

What will the next revolutionary advance be? We've seen many improvements but I'd say the last revolutionary advance (and later demise) was Concorde. I'd also consider the jump from props to jets in commercial aviation a revolutionary advance. Though a big advancement, the 787 doesn't change the way...

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by Revo1059
Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Terminal 5 Operations
Replies: 108
Views: 10016

RE: ORD Terminal 5 Operations

T5 gates are assigned by <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> type and schedule. Some time ago airlines used to get "their" gates, for example <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> could count on getting M11 every day both both flights. Those days are mostly gone as the schedule doesn't ...

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by Revo1059
Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 16506

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i> Celebrity? The last time he was in a movie shown as in-flight entertainment it was on a DC-3. He's been a washed-up has-been for decades. </i></font></td><...

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by Revo1059
Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 16506

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Yes, but it doesn't say anything if you just go book a ticket. I'm saying since this particular item is something that is: a) now popular b) was allowed until very recently. I saw them taken as carry-ons when I flew in September. Point B is the key. It probably wouldn't hurt to add it (for a while) ...

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