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by transswede
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1060
Views: 147166

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

The weird thing with Boeing is how they keep spinning (wasting?) resources but releasing new aircraft that overlap so much with their previous products. This all started with the 767. The next one was a bit larger and had some more range - 777. The one after that they decided that they needed somet...

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by transswede
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1060
Views: 147166

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

The weird thing with Boeing is how they keep spinning (wasting?) resources but releasing new aircraft that overlap so much with their previous products. This all started with the 767. The next one was a bit larger and had some more range - 777. The one after that they decided that they needed someth...

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by transswede
Tue May 07, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22901

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

BoeingGuy wrote:
IWMBH wrote:
We also don't see the NMA, so that should be your evidence.


It’s supposed to enter into service in 2025.


Which Boeing insider told you that? :-) Because they haven't even launched the type yet... so any prognostications like that are more rumors and wishful thinking.

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by transswede
Tue May 07, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139832

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

I think it is time to re-think the evacuation requirements too. As new models tend to become longer and longer (compared to their previous models), new criterias should be added. For example rather then only using the exits on one side, requirements such as only those exits at the front/ rear of th...

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by transswede
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714106

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The DC10 had a great career and made s lot of money and carries millions and millions of people over a long career. Still flying making money. Safe and sound. Yes, it was safe and sound - AFTER some rather serious design issues were corrected. Before? Not a death trap per se or anywhere close, but ...

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by transswede
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154688

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

It's interesting to me as someone not in the industry that an immediate shutdown is how this played out here. Couldn't Wow have looked down the road and realized the end was near and set a date in the near future--a day or two or a week even--when operations would stop? Some people would still be s...

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by transswede
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?
Replies: 127
Views: 16836

Re: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?

Factors include closing the 757 line in 2005, various and costly delays for the 787 launch, and just being short sighted in general thinking the MAX would be "good enough." WIth 5000+ orders on the books for MAXs, it appears Boeing was right. It is "good enough." That's not a co...

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by transswede
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 46904

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

It looks very nice, but for some reason the longer the 777 gets, the more annoying the transition from the nose to the main body looks. (above and behind the cockpit) Why is the transition so sharp when it seems like it should be more rounded? (would also give more space) The 787 looks much better i...

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by transswede
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 99809

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

https://youtu.be/HCtfYF3ITGE


That's the same angle.
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log0008 wrote:
Another angle of the Barrel Roll

https://youtu.be/HCtfYF3ITGE


That's the same angle.

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by transswede
Tue May 02, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets
Replies: 254
Views: 32417

Re: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets

I wouldn't use terms like luddite, but there's people that have some sort of innate belief that we, as a species, are going to continue cracking problems, and then those that don't. It's not that some are luddites or don't think Mars can be done...but beyond a quick flag-planting exercise -- nothin...

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by transswede
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 23203

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

727LOVER wrote:
After this and UA last week.....why don't airlines ban cell phone usage once you are on the aircraft?



Yeah, because THAT is the root of the problem. :roll: People recording bad behavior. Not the bad behavior itself. :banghead:

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by transswede
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130436

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

"...the newspaper had first confirmed Dao’s name with “two people with some knowledge of the passenger manifest” from the United flight." This suggests that someone within United verified his identity to a newspaper. Are companies allowed to share your info to the media (presumably withou...

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by transswede
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130436

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

DIRECTFLT wrote:
It would also make it easier to put a security bag over the non-compliant person's head, for extraction, if necessary.


Are you for real? :lol: Please tell me you are joking.

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by transswede
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130436

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Rather shocking read, this thread. As long as there are people working in the airline industry with an attitude as some show here in their posts, similar things will happen again. This thread gives the impression that we are not really talking about a United problem... In the end it just a regulati...

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by transswede
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Says Man Groped Her On United Flight And Attendants Kept Bringing Him Whiskeys
Replies: 55
Views: 8202

Re: Woman Says Man Groped Her On United Flight And Attendants Kept Bringing Him Whiskeys

I'm kinda sick of all these people crawling out of the woodwork with their anti United stories. They may all be true but they don't happen to any other airline in any other country? Of course they do, but not as common. Perhaps it is time to wonder if there is some systemic problem in the United co...

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by transswede
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130436

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

If the someone has rented a room in your home, you can not just throw him out. What your example is missing is, that a passenger has a right to be in the airplane after you have sold him a ticket, got paid and boarded him. If you ask than a LEO for no valid reason to throw him out, you and the LEO ...

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by transswede
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130436

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I will repeat: $1,350 is NOT the maximum. It's the maximum they're required to pay under the law if they involuntarily bump someone , which is why they probably figured, "Well if we're going to end up paying that anyway, we might as well just bump people instead of continuing to seek volunteer...

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by transswede
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130436

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

[1. I think his point about the compensation - poor as it may have been - was that once they got to $1350, they were at the level where they could just end the process and go straight to IDB since $1350 is the max cash payout for IDB passengers. IOW, I think he's implying that it was a waste of tim...

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by transswede
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130436

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

If anyone hasn't yet seen this, here's a fair, well-thought-out analysis of what occurred, and where things fell apart: http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2017/04/11/real-reason-man-dragged-off-united-flight-stop-happening/ No, it's a piss-weak defense of complete incompetence and PR tone-deaf...

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by transswede
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130436

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

All four were Asian? I thought it was random picked by computer??? As far as I can see whether all four passengers were Asian is not confirmed, although if it is the case UA is in even deeper trouble. The pick however was not random. There was an eyewitness account that the passenger was told he pa...

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by transswede
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130436

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Bradd Jaffy of NBC news is quoting on Twitter a statement from the Chicago Police Department saying that the injuries experienced by the forcibly removed passenger were the result of him "falling". https://twitter.com/BraddJaffy/status/851500160580550656/photo/1 It seems to be a common ex...

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by transswede
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130436

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The problem is that people no-show and the airline prefers to overbook and allow reschedules (with and without penalties depending on the ticket) and they are left with perishable inventory at the point of departure. That's my take on it. I understand the practice but when it is the last flight of ...

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by transswede
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130436

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

2) This was Republic Airlines. Was it Republic Airlines booking and crew scheduling system that caused this mess? No. United Airlines. Was it Republic Airlines gate staff that decided to end the volunteer phase at much less than allowed/legal limit? No. United Airlines. Um Republic definitely sched...

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by transswede
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130436

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Well this event is sure giving fodder to those that don't like UAL for some reason? You really don't understand why people don't like UAL? When passengers are treated more like inconveniences rather than customers , this is the impression that continues to solidify. (And no, UAL is not the only air...

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by transswede
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130436

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

ozark1 wrote:
2) This was Republic Airlines.


Was it Republic Airlines booking and crew scheduling system that caused this mess? No. United Airlines.
Was it Republic Airlines gate staff that decided to end the volunteer phase at much less than allowed/legal limit? No. United Airlines.

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by transswede
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130436

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Passengers are taken off of gated planes on a very regular basis. The circumstances vary but it is only BIG news to those with a United axe to grind, ambulance chasers or readers of National Enquirer. The UA defenders are out in force, I see. Did you forget to cast doubt on the Drs past history? (m...

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by transswede
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130436

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

One thing I still don't get is this: Why did it had to be THAT seat? When it was obvious that the doctor wasn't having it, why didn't the agent try to find another passenger more willing (even though nobody took the offer to volunteer in the first place) and be done? The doctor said he had patients...

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by transswede
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130436

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 transswede
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130436

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

As far as volunteers, no need for endless solicitations. As mentioned prior, the airline can IDB person of their choice and be done with it. They pay the statutory compensation. Of course they can. But it is a terrible idea for a customer service organization. There's no reason why asking for volun...

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by transswede
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130436

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I guess the question is what should the airline do with customer that refuses to vacate the aircraft?? Obviously, law enforcement will be contacted, and so we end up potentially with an escalated or nasty outcome. This one is easy. Obviously increase the offer up to the maximum allowed. In cash . T...

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by transswede
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130436

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I guess the question is what should the airline do with customer that refuses to vacate the aircraft?? Obviously, law enforcement will be contacted, and so we end up potentially with an escalated or nasty outcome. This one is easy. Obviously increase the offer up to the maximum allowed. In cash . T...

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by transswede
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130436

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

At the end of the day, everyone may be outraged, but within a week there will be another big story everyone is talking about and people will continue to fly whatever airline the offers the lowest price, whether that be United or some other airline. Don't worry, United customer service will find *so...

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by transswede
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130436

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Am I the only one who sees the woman in near-hysterics, screaming, "OH MY GOD!! OH MY GOD!!" and wondering, "Well, why didn't you volunteer to give up YOUR seat, then?" ;) Perhaps because no sane person would have expected *this* outcome? What is this - "volunteer, or we wi...

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by transswede
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130436

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Here's a pretty thorough account by someone on that flight, as posted on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/64j9x7/doctor_violently_dragged_from_overbooked_cia/dg3hshx/ Before the flight started they were offering 150 bucks in vouchers to anyone who would get bumped but the next flight...

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by transswede
Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB to SIN Missing Part 2
Replies: 228
Views: 79365

Air Asia QZ8501 SUB to SIN Missing Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Brewfangrb" class="quote" target="_blank">Brewfangrb</a> (<a href="#107" class="quote">Reply 107</a>):<br/><i>Looking at the first point, sure, ...

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by transswede
Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM DC-10 Service
Replies: 5
Views: 3122

RE: KLM DC-10 Service

I flew Amsterdam - Dar es Salaam - Lilongwe twice in 1993 on a KLM DC-10.

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by transswede
Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Kills Man, Injures Girl On Beach
Replies: 55
Views: 16352

RE: Plane Kills Man, Injures Girl On Beach

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Fraspotter" class="quote" target="_blank">Fraspotter</a> (<a href="#36" class="quote">Reply 36</a>):<br/><i>It was a beach. There was just as mu...

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by transswede
Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Kills Man, Injures Girl On Beach
Replies: 55
Views: 16352

RE: Plane Kills Man, Injures Girl On Beach

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Fraspotter" class="quote" target="_blank">Fraspotter</a> (<a href="#37" class="quote">Reply 37</a>):<br/><i>It was a beach. There was just as mu...

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by transswede
Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine Part 4
Replies: 255
Views: 99596

Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine Part 4

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/antskip" class="quote" target="_blank">antskip</a> (<a href="#217" class="quote">Reply 217</a>):<br/><i>Quoting RedChili (Reply 212): The most c...

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by transswede
Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine Part 2
Replies: 194
Views: 84427

RE: Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/hivue" class="quote" target="_blank">hivue</a> (<a href="#138" class="quote">Reply 138</a>):<br/><i>Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 115): Quoting foxx...

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by transswede
Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine Part 2
Replies: 194
Views: 84427

RE: Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sq452" class="quote" target="_blank">sq452</a> (<a href="#95" class="quote">Reply 95</a>):<br/><i>Super creepy fact of the day: TWA 800 crashed ...

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by transswede
Sat Sep 17, 2005 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why SR Or SK Never Flew To MEX?
Replies: 24
Views: 3836

RE: Why SR Or SK Never Flew To MEX?

I just don't think that there has ever been enough Scandinavia - Mexico traffic to justify a direct route. Neither region is on the top of the other region's "Must visit" list. <img border=0 src="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" width="15" height="15" border=0><br><br>...

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by transswede
Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?
Replies: 29
Views: 5936

RE: Former SAS Long-Haul Flights (Destinations)?

Gardemoen was around for a long time before that, as Oslo's secondary airport sort of - It took care of traffic that could not land at the smaller Fornebu.

Fornebu could only handle up to 767 size - SAS' DC-10's and 747 had to use Gardemoen.

[Edited 2005-09-16 08:06:07]

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by transswede
Sun Aug 28, 2005 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Development 787 Nose Completed
Replies: 102
Views: 17983

RE: First Development 787 Nose Completed

I have to say that the 787 nose looks great... And I agree that it resembles the Caravelle.

And thanks to the comparison pictures that Lemonsoda posted, we can see that the passenger windows will be slightly larger, but not by much...

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by transswede
Fri Aug 05, 2005 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Signs Of Heavy Brakeing On The AF A340?
Replies: 26
Views: 4575

RE: Any Signs Of Heavy Breaking On The AF A340?

I have experienced a lightning strike as well, but in a 777. (<acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>) There was a flash...

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by transswede
Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319s For SAS
Replies: 52
Views: 7693

RE: A319s For SAS

"The SAS A333 SE-REF in Star Alliance livery..why is the nose light brown instead of the normal SAS white? Any ideas?"

Because the regular SAS color is not white - it is light grey/creme/brown-ish. That nose cone has the regular SAS color.

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by transswede
Mon Jul 11, 2005 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Does MD-80 Etc Sound Like At The Back?
Replies: 39
Views: 7019

RE: What Does MD-80 Etc Sound Like At The Back?

Yes, the MD-80 is pretty load back there, I have experienced this many times.

I was however very surprised to find that the MD-90 is actually pretty quiet in the back.

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by transswede
Wed Jun 15, 2005 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Tail-scrape Devices
Replies: 12
Views: 5682

RE: 787 Tail-scrape Devices

<i>The 773ER variant (any other 777s?) have an electronic tail-scrape protection, the FBW simply won't allow the pilot to over-rotate the airplane.</i> And here I thought that Boeing did not like flight software envelope protection! If the pilot wants to scrape the tail, why not let him/her do it? &...

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by transswede
Thu May 05, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likelihood Of BA A380's
Replies: 63
Views: 9870

RE: Likelihood Of BA A380's

Of course the big question mark is wether the 747Adv project will ever progress beyond the "paper" stage. It certainly would not be the first time Boeing has cancelled a 747 derivative.

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