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by nighthawk
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Lithuanian Team Working on Airport Building/Management Game
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Re: Lithuanian Team Working on Airport Building/Management Game

There are two games out there already if you don't want to wait - Sim Airport andAirport CEO. Both are still works in progress, but fairly well advanced enough to be playable. I've only tried Sim Airport, and quite enjoy it for killing an hour or two.

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by nighthawk
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA23 EWR-DUB returning back to EWR.
Replies: 8
Views: 2885

Re: UA23 EWR-DUB returning back to EWR.

Scarebus34 wrote:
Technical Fault : not an emergency.

Depends how severe the technical fault is

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by nighthawk
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 175
Views: 23763

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Edinburgh needs a regular or seasonal flight schedule/service to MCO, whether Virgin Atlanic would ever consider to add a flight alongside its Glasgow operation, or ever decide to move its flights to Edinburgh to complement the Delta operations. I know TUI fly to SFB but i believe that its like 3/4...

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by nighthawk
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 175
Views: 23763

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Is there some significance on the fact some dots are green, and others blue? These seem to be the same ones that were shown on the original A321LR map - are these the priority ones? It certainly cant be based on range, or the scottish dot, manchester and Porto? should be green. Anyway, I don't know ...

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by nighthawk
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greatest myths about air industry
Replies: 55
Views: 3795

Re: Greatest myths about air industry

The most popular myth? That its a good investment.

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by nighthawk
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 175
Views: 23763

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

I went to EDI for the first time in about 7 years last week. My god, what a mess. Oooft, the EDI usuals won't like that... It's my home town airport and the security setup is awful. Why do you feel the security setup is awful? I've always found EDI security to be amongst the fastest and most effici...

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by nighthawk
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Aircraft Spotting Logs
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

Re: Aircraft Spotting Logs

[email protected] with the logs and your username on the site.
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388crazy wrote:

Something I would like is a way to import from excel as I currently have 7999 in my first sheet and 7898 in my second


if you email me your list we can import into our system from Excel/CSV.. Just drop me an email at [email protected] with the logs and your username on the site.

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by nighthawk
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Aircraft Spotting Logs
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

Re: Aircraft Spotting Logs

As you can see from my signature, I run http://www.planelogger.com - a website dedicated to allowing spotters to log aircraft they have seen and flown on. We have a massive database of almost every single historical aircraft that has ever operated, making it very easy to browse airline fleets, both ...

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by nighthawk
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 98823

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

I could see Edinburgh getting upguaged from Philadelphia to a B767/787/A332 or made year round as it was Edinburghs best performing US route! I would love to see Dallas Fort Worth to Edinburgh too though, never going to happen that one. How do you know it was the best performing US route? Especiall...

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by nighthawk
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 175
Views: 23763

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

United don't exactly have hundreds of spare 77A's sitting about spare either, though. Thats the point everyone keeps missing! They dont have any spare aircraft, so to upgrade EDI means a downgrade or cancellation somewhere else. Also, the 757s are still reasonably good aircraft, and are not quite r...

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by nighthawk
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question regarding MAX groundings
Replies: 9
Views: 3138

Re: Question regarding MAX groundings

If there's enough capacity in the network, they can re-route passengers or refund the cheaper tickets. With flights now at a greater capacity, they can charge higher fares for remaining seats, driving more profit. They can then sue Boeing for compensation for the grounding and cancelled flights, pos...

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by nighthawk
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 9775

Re: Former Execs of WOW trying to bring back LCC named WAB

MIflyer12 wrote:

It's not a business that can be transformed


Tell that to the low cost airlines. They seem to have done a damn good job of transforming the short haul markets.

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by nighthawk
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 9775

Re: Former Execs of WOW trying to bring back LCC named WAB

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't most of the issues with WOW to do with the founder? I seem to recall that there were a few investors willing to invest in the airline, but only on the condition that he stepped down and gave up some of his stake in the company, which he refused to do. Without him ...

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by nighthawk
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How easy is it to start a regional/commuter airline?
Replies: 19
Views: 3025

Re: How easy is it to start a regional/commuter airline?

Part 121 is required for scheduled operations, whereas 135 is enough if you just do charter flights or on demand services. Seems straight forward to sum up to me?

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by nighthawk
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How easy is it to start a regional/commuter airline?
Replies: 19
Views: 3025

Re: How easy is it to start a regional/commuter airline?

kabq737 wrote:
It isn’t easy either way but you’ll get a big difference depending on if you decide to operate under part 121 or part 135 here in the states.

It may be helpful if you explain what the differences are.

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by nighthawk
Tue May 28, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 7515

Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

No, I think we're seeing the effects of the same flights being offered at EDI for £100 or so less than can be offered at GLA. Quite why that disparity exists is anyone's guess of course and we have all speculated already. What flights are you talking about here.. ive never heard any mention of ther...

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by nighthawk
Thu May 23, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't McDonnell-Douglas get bailed out?
Replies: 17
Views: 2284

Re: Why didn't McDonnell-Douglas get bailed out?

Government bailouts are an absolute last resort when there are no other parties interested. They are designed to stop companies from collapsing and putting large numbers of workers out of work, which would devastate the local economy. In McDonnell-Douglas's case, Boeing was willing to buy them out, ...

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by nighthawk
Tue May 14, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Alaskan Floatplanes down, 6 missing
Replies: 9
Views: 3536

Re: Two Alaskan Floatplanes down, 6 missing

It may be worth clarifying the thread title... I was wondering how the hell 8 float planes managed to have incidents all at the same time!

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by nighthawk
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tomorrow fare examples EU-America. Is this sustainable?
Replies: 17
Views: 4356

Re: Tomorrow fare examples EU-America. Is this sustainable?

Those are last minute fares to sell off the last few seats on the flight. There's very little information that can be gleaned from this. Depending on how much the previous seats were sold for, the flight could be extremely profitable for all we know. Plus, picking one day as an example is a bad idea...

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by nighthawk
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic
Replies: 60
Views: 11393

Re: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic

How many widebodies are used on US transcon flights nowadays? They've all been replaced by narrowbodies. Outside of London, how many UK transatlantic flights are on widebodies? Again, almost all are on narrowbodies. The 767/DC-10 used to dominate the UK transatlantic market outside of London, howeve...

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by nighthawk
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic
Replies: 60
Views: 11393

Re: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic

A very quick, very unscientific study to provide a little context. Using a flight sim fuel planner, we can work out the rough fuel costs for a trip, lets say EDI-EWR as an example. Sadly, none of the planners cover the 737MAX, so we'll need to use a 737-800 for now - obviously the max will be slight...

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by nighthawk
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic posts another annual loss for 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 8813

Re: Virgin Atlantic posts another annual loss for 2018

The problem is that BA operating in the same economic climate, also with 787 issues made 1.952 bn profit in 2018. 1.95bn profit on 45 million passengers. Virgin carried around 5 million, so are around 1/10th of the size. Scaled profits should therefore be in the region of 150 million per year, not ...

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by nighthawk
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic posts another annual loss for 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 8813

Re: Virgin Atlantic posts another annual loss for 2018

£28m loss, on revenues of £2.78bn? That's pretty much 1%... shouldn't be too hard to grow revenue again by 5% next year and break even or post a small profit.

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by nighthawk
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Holiday flights return to Durham Tees Valley (MME)
Replies: 8
Views: 1922

Re: Holiday flights return to Durham Tees Valley (MME)

This is the problem for Durham Tees Valley: not enough flights. Staff having nothing to do for large parts of the day, but required to be there for the few flights they have. An airport cannot live of network carriers alone, they need more flights. They need volume to keep the staff occupied, to co...

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by nighthawk
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Holiday flights return to Durham Tees Valley (MME)
Replies: 8
Views: 1922

Re: Holiday flights return to Durham Tees Valley (MME)

The previous owners kicked out low-cost and charter carriers? So stupid... small airports thrive off these in Europe, especially charters Clearly not - the previous management decided to cancel them all, as they were costing more to facilitate than they brought in. Blackpool struggled due to a poor...

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by nighthawk
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 175
Views: 23763

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

If United want to make Chicago year round, they may need to consider an equipment change. The winds across the atlantic are a lot stronger over the winter, which will cause a bit of a problem for the 757, as it is already at max fuel for the return flight to Chicago. If they stick with the 757, they...

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by nighthawk
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do airlines do retro liveries?
Replies: 15
Views: 1490

Re: Why do airlines do retro liveries?

cheap way to get a lot of PR Repainting an aircraft isn't exactly cheap. Far cheaper ways of getting free PR. And just how much PR does it really generate outside of aviation circles? BA have so far painted 3 jets ina retro livery.. but if you were to stop someone on the street and ask them about i...

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by nighthawk
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How expensive are D checks?
Replies: 7
Views: 3227

Re: How expensive are D checks?

D check is actually an old term. Most newer aircraft have switched to a progressive check system. Most take 8 years to get through the cycle of checks. The last one on the cycle for Boeing is the closest we get to the old D check. It requires the cabin to be stripped down to do a full crown inspect...

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by nighthawk
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PA103 21st Dec 1988: BBC again on Lockerbie tragedy
Replies: 13
Views: 3403

Re: PA103 21st Dec 1988: BBC again on Lockerbie tragedy

FlyCaledonian wrote:
It was a tragedy and I think it was said at the time that if the flight had been delayed by another couple of minutes it could well have come down on Carlisle.


If it had blown up a second earlier, it may well have came down on top of a nuclear power station.

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by nighthawk
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Air Canada expansion in the UK?
Replies: 46
Views: 6949

Re: Possibility of Air Canada expansion in the UK?

YYZ-GLA 3293 miles Daily Already served seasonally multiple times weekly in the summer on Air Canada Rouge 763. Dowguaging to the 7M8 would allow for daily year-round service on the route, and would become the only daily service between Scotland and Canada. Glasgow has a strong economic base, major...

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by nighthawk
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair recieve 1st Embraer aircraft
Replies: 27
Views: 6599

Re: Loganair recieve 1st Embraer aircraft

http://planelogger.com/Airline/Fleet/Loganair/101861
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by738 wrote:
Think they used a leased BAC 1-11 at one point too.


Are you sure? I dont see a BAC1-11 listed in their historical fleet at PlaneLogger, just the BAe 146.

http://planelogger.com/Airline/Fleet/Loganair/101861

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by nighthawk
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did VS start operating from GLA and why did they choose GLA over EDI?
Replies: 14
Views: 2238

Re: When did VS start operating from GLA and why did they choose GLA over EDI?

I think you pretty much summed it up in your original post. Glasgow has the much larger catchment area, so for a flight such as Orlando, which is almost entirely outbound traffic, it performs much better from Glasgow. There's also a bit of a historic reason - traditionally Glasgow has always been th...

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by nighthawk
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport investment plan Discussion Thread
Replies: 156
Views: 19195

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

Does this international arrivals area replace the existing one, or are there now two separate international arrivals areas?

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by nighthawk
Thu May 10, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any free realistic Airport sims out there?
Replies: 2
Views: 1160

Re: Any free realistic Airport sims out there?

I don't know of any free ones, but I've been playing SimAirport - https://store.steampowered.com/app/598330/SimAirport/ It's "early access", which means it's not finished yet, so new features are constantly being added. By default it uses fake airline names, but you can download real airli...

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by nighthawk
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight duration classifications
Replies: 28
Views: 3200

Re: Flight duration classifications

September11 wrote:
For today, I guess this would be easier

Long-haul: International flights
Medium-haul: Cross-country flights
Short-haul: Domestic flights


That's a very American-centric view of the world. I'm not sure I'd consider a 1 hour LHR-CDG flight to be long haul!

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by nighthawk
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH
Replies: 24
Views: 3470

Re: FR to operate flights for Laudamotion out of DUS & ZRH

I'm confused... didn't Eurowings just announce that a number of their flights would be operated by Laudamotion this summer? Yet now Laudamotion are getting Ryanair to operate flights for them?

Is Laudamotion to become a wet lease airline?

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by nighthawk
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 13007

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

I assume its also co in siding with hanians services to PEK and DUB as they arrive at the same time as etihads and as we know EDI canny cope with 2 a330s a 787 and multiple 76's and 75,s until the extended part becomes operational Highly unlikely. EDI wouldn't have taken on Hainan if they didn't ha...

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by nighthawk
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Cut Scottish Routes
Replies: 66
Views: 7759

Re: Ryanair to Cut Scottish Routes

The same is true for Glasgow and Edinburgh. Their jobs are probably safe if they transfer but their disposable income after rent will be gone. It's only an hours drive away, they don't really need to move unless they want to. Depending on which side of the city they live, EDI might be just as easy,...

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by nighthawk
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day
Replies: 33
Views: 6826

Re: Concorde's sonic boom over the Atlantic back in the day

Perhaps along with that previous question is if the sonic boom was audible at sea level from aboard an ocean liner or commercial tanker or container ship sailing across the Atlantic if a Concorde jet just happened to pass overhead at Mach 1+? It most certainly was.. here's a video from a ship as Co...

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by nighthawk
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing charges for diverted planes?
Replies: 50
Views: 8532

Re: Landing charges for diverted planes?

Some airlines also carry cash in the cockpit, just in case they have to divert to a remote airport where no contracts are in place. With modern technology, and the ability to transfer money quicker than ever, the practice is probably becoming less common, but it still happens. Lets not forget aviati...

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by nighthawk
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport set to be sold four years after £1 rescue
Replies: 11
Views: 2394

Re: Prestwick Airport set to be sold four years after £1 rescue

Airports typically have a multitude of revenue streams, including rent from tenants. It'd be interesting to see a breakdown for PIK. As a publicly owned airport, all this is in the public domain. https://i.imgur.com/UFh2vlV.png Here's the full financial report: http://www.glasgowprestwick.com/wp-co...

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by nighthawk
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How's it Going with Loganair vesus Flybe?
Replies: 24
Views: 4015

Re: How's it Going with Loganair vesus Flybe?

I echo others' sentiments too. I really hope they do well as an independent airline. Post-Brexit they could even find themselves as a major player and flag carrier if Scotland were to secede. If Scotland does secede, there will be almost no impact on the aviation market. There wont be a sudden boom...

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by nighthawk
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 90
Views: 14810

Re: United opens. New summer seasonal routes!

shaq wrote:
And the extension of ORD-DUB and IAD-EDI


IAD-EDI is a new route. They currently fly to Newark and Chicago from Edinburgh.

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by nighthawk
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 157
Views: 31186

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

No security presence here today, UNTIL the Air France A340 positioned for takeoff. Then a police vehicle stopped traffic and spooked everyone off the fence...until the engines spooled up, then a few folks were back on the fence. After takeoff, cop found and stopped JUST me on the beach. Yelled a bi...

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by nighthawk
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 157
Views: 31186

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

I'm just back from Maho beach, and it's business as usual down there. You wouldn't even know something hsd happened. No extra security or police. From speaking to someone, she apparently let go of the fence, lost her bslance and took one of the curbs to the chest. Imho theres no need for the middle ...

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by nighthawk
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of N501EA, Ex-NASA B757?
Replies: 4
Views: 1735

Re: Status of N501EA, Ex-NASA B757?

https://www.planelogger.com/Aircraft/Re ... 7NA/529374

No sightings of it recorded though.
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It still belongs to StarFlite according to PlaneLogger: https://www.planelogger.com/Aircraft/Re ... 7NA/529374

No sightings of it recorded though.

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by nighthawk
Thu May 25, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do airlines fly routes at the same time?
Replies: 74
Views: 18982

Re: Why do airlines fly routes at the same time?

While there can be a number of operational reasons for this, many of which have been mentioned, there is another factor that no-one has mentioned. There's a term for it in economics, which I cant remember right now, but basically its to avoid splitting the market. Take for example two flights, one o...

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by nighthawk
Tue May 16, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laptop ban update news from TK
Replies: 6
Views: 2549

Re: Laptop ban update news from TK

Who is responsible for enforcing the laptop ban?

Is there a second round of bag checks at the gate to ensure no passengers are carrying a laptop onboard the aircraft?

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by nighthawk
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: AirlineMGR Released!
Replies: 2
Views: 7463

Re: AirlineMGR Released!

Hi acosaburca, Unfortunately the response to AirlineMGR wasn't as high as I'd hoped, and due to work commitments I never got to develop the game further, as I had hoped. As a result I pulled it from sale a while ago. I've decided to offer it as a free download, instead. If anyone is interested, down...

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by nighthawk
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do regional airlines get any profit from flights with a mainline carrier?
Replies: 14
Views: 2860

Re: Do regional airlines get any profit from flights with a mainline carrier?

The major carrier is responsible for fuel, marketing, deicing, catering, and all other operational expenses. Are you sure about that? I would have thought the regional carrier would be responsible for fuel, deicing, catering and all other operational expenses. The major would only be responsible fo...

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