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by kjeld0d
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 174
Views: 25555

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15.08.2019 Moscow emergency landing

schech wrote:
Thankfully they managed to remove the chassis


Remove the chassis?

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by kjeld0d
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's
Replies: 74
Views: 14097

Re: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's

The big trouble with MOL is he has about as much credibility as you average politician, i.e. ZERO :P it’s funny how his biggest base of all even bigger than DUB is not mentioned in these cuts STN I’d say this is just a classic case of using other believable factors to cull routes and or bases that ...

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by kjeld0d
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First full electric airline service
Replies: 24
Views: 3241

Re: First full electric airline service

PerVG wrote:
Well, not the biggest challenge ever, is it? :mrgreen:


That all depends on if there are any upwind legs!

Edit: I'll stick to my A3<<<<<

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by kjeld0d
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta has another napkin SNAFU
Replies: 28
Views: 6642

Re: Delta has another napkin snaffoo

I'm sorry but every time I glance at that phrase I automatically see it as 'with out you in it'. Same here. It's not just the verbiage, but the way the words are stacked instead of the whole thing flowing from left to right. I clicked the article, and before I read a single word of it I'd already m...

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by kjeld0d
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will MCAS systems become adopted aviation technology for any future aircraft other than the 737 Series?
Replies: 33
Views: 4242

Re: Will MCAS systems become adopted aviation technology for any future aircraft other than the 737 Series?

KlimaBXsst wrote:
evolutionary dead end


737 is an evolutionary dead end. B should have started with clean sheet. If the thing had a proper center of gravity we wouldn't need the software turd-polisher.

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by kjeld0d
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tel Aviv airport is in Europe?
Replies: 27
Views: 5854

Re: Tel Aviv airport is in Europe?

It floats around actually. Depends on the Palestine situation.

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by kjeld0d
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL
Replies: 47
Views: 6105

Re: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL

United testing a new system for Unaccompanied Minors?

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by kjeld0d
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"
Replies: 51
Views: 10137

Re: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"

KFTG wrote:
Why is the fact that airframe is 19 years-old relevant to the discussion?


Welcome to Airliners.net. Someone will probably have a record of what the factory workers were wearing each day as they built that particular airframe.

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by kjeld0d
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will a US3 carrier return to Moscow!?
Replies: 17
Views: 1834

Re: Will a US3 carrier return to Moscow!?

As far as I was able to find out, the only airline that has regular flights between Russia and the USA is Aeroflot. They serve New York JFK, Washington Dulles, Los Angeles and Miami. If it were SkyTeam bonding between Delta and Aeroflot, you'd think they'd start it out of Atlanta. However Russia is...

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by kjeld0d
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 19021

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

Good to see such a "supportive" bunch of people "looking out for the common good" in this thread. Boeing "definitely does not" have a culture problem. It’s less that and more questioning the wisdom of of keeping this thread up when it is clear that even the OP is not 1...

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by kjeld0d
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off
Replies: 31
Views: 6966

Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

seat64k wrote:
MalevTU134 wrote:
The version from BBC Pidgin...


TIL BBC has a pidgin version - I am delighted!


I'm just relieved that di Authority say dem don suspend indefinitely di Aviation Security unit heads dem wey bin dey on duty wen di incident happun!

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by kjeld0d
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 19021

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

Good to see such a "supportive" bunch of people "looking out for the common good" in this thread. Boeing "definitely does not" have a culture problem.

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by kjeld0d
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7544

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

wexfordflyer wrote:
I'm very suprised at KLM here. They seem a bit out of touch, and certainly behind other airlines in their thinking on this topic.


They've got their virtue signals crossed. They want to be seen as progressive AND multicultural. What if some cultures are not progressive?

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by kjeld0d
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines simpified livery ?
Replies: 25
Views: 5833

Re: Brussels Airlines simpified livery ?

Not unlike a new employee at a restaurant... company doesn't want spring for an engraved name tag. Instead get a stick-on label that can be peeled off easily if they quit.

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by kjeld0d
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plus Ultra to acquire A340-600s
Replies: 17
Views: 6980

Re: Plus Ultra to acquire A340-600s

BasilFawlty wrote:
Wasn't Plus Ultra started by the same halfwits of Air Madrid? And Air Comet took over some Air Madrid routes when they went bust, so they are a little bit related...


I'm pretty sure Plus Ultra is going to be the next version of the 737?

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by kjeld0d
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking into Iceland service
Replies: 23
Views: 6689

Re: Emirates looking into Iceland service

Does Emirates use Airline Empires as a fleet planning tool?

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by kjeld0d
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles
Replies: 50
Views: 7875

Re: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles

Iemand91 wrote:
in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER


Its safe to assume they are the sponsor? I hope they have made rescue arrangements all along the route. Would the antarctic portion require any special approvals?

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by kjeld0d
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit
Replies: 32
Views: 7895

Re: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit

saved by a ditch built after the crash of Air India Express 812 back in 2010 Interesting, is that a proper EMAS system, or did the ground past the runway just happened to have exactly the right consistency? Good to see local solutions that don't take years, involve millions of dollars, endless cons...

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by kjeld0d
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Capital Airlines suspends China-Portugal flights
Replies: 12
Views: 3550

Re: Beijing Capital Airlines suspends China-Portugal flights

Ummm...subsidy running out? But otherwise, yeah, maybe they can't pay for fuel cost or landing fee? Even after selling a ton of stuff, HNA's crisis is still not quite over. There's exactly zero subsidies for flights out of PEK/PVG/CAN, including this one (I'm not saying LIS's not giving out subsidi...

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by kjeld0d
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 23948

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

I think its safe to assume alcohol will be banned? "Disruptive passenger escorted from Disney Airlines flight" is probably something they don't want to see.

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by kjeld0d
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 18322

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Gotta love the "big announcement tomorrow" cliche.

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by kjeld0d
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 22104

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

what will become of the "electronic art gallery" ???

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by kjeld0d
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How airline choose Acfts Equipments (Engines, Seats, IFE)
Replies: 6
Views: 1040

Re: How airline choose Acfts Equipments (Engines, Seats, IFE)

737max8 wrote:
You put out an RFP and see who the best bidders are.


Depending on the country, you might also be paying attention to who wines and dines you best, or makes "donations" to your "offshore charities":)

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by kjeld0d
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years
Replies: 97
Views: 13176

Re: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years

sonicruiser wrote:
British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years


This has to be the longest flight, no?

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by kjeld0d
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?
Replies: 53
Views: 7672

Re: Why does Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?

mercure1 wrote:
Where have you been since 1979?



Aren't they just really into retro style??

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by kjeld0d
Thu May 30, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 9833

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

berari wrote:
many passengers broke out into worship songs and clapping, while some fell to their knees in prayer.


ikramerica wrote:
We had this happen on a 757 into LGA.


Really?? Which did you do?

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by kjeld0d
Fri May 03, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed name change for Germania Flug AG
Replies: 8
Views: 2081

Re: Proposed name change for Germania Flug AG

I've got it!
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by kjeld0d
Wed May 01, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to withdraw its A346 fleet
Replies: 38
Views: 11930

Re: QR to withdraw its A346 fleet

Qatara340 wrote:
Qatar A340s are my favorite birds. Breaks my heart to see them go so young. So many memories of the onboard lounge and those First Class cabins! I’ll have to find a new User Name now; moderators!


How about SheikhDjibouti. Oh wait that's taken.

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by kjeld0d
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AI completes dispatch with no alternate destination B787 flight
Replies: 42
Views: 6280

Re: AI completes despatch with no alternate destination B787 flight

140 Kgs of fuel even on an efficient B787 are 2 or 3 minutes on the tarmac or maybe 20 minutes of APU... sounds like a joke to me Consider the source...what other airline would use the word "humongous" in a press release. Weak attempt at appearing innovative. At least they have started to...

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by kjeld0d
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?
Replies: 52
Views: 8443

Re: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?

I guess time will Tel...

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by kjeld0d
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 55401

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored!?

smartplane wrote:
ElroyJetson wrote:
This topic has come up several times before. I would refer to other threads on the subject.

On which the Topic Author has participated, and raised the same questions / issues.


Can anyone tell me why the 764 was not as successful as the 763?

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by kjeld0d
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will/Should Boeing Have a Top Management Change?
Replies: 30
Views: 2729

Re: Will/Should Boeing Have a Top Management Change?

Boeing hasn’t been the same since McDonnell Douglas bought them with their own money. These are the the same managers that made the MD11 a short-lived plane by not updating the wing to save a couple of dollars. I won’t shed a tear to see them depart. I strongly doubt any of the things we're having ...

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by kjeld0d
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Srilankan aims to be the next 'Emirates'
Replies: 32
Views: 5454

Re: Srilankan aims to be the next 'Emirates'

Didn't realize they had state oil wealth to support such a project...or even the daily output. From Wikipedia: The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation has a production output of 50,000bbl/d. That's 50 747 sorties of 10 hours each, assuming the rest of the nation does without petroleum.

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by kjeld0d
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: China ban selling air tickets or other travel product to countries that have no diplomatic relations.
Replies: 28
Views: 4828

Re: China ban selling air tickets or other travel product to countries that have no diplomatic relations.

This is more HK newspaper BS (which they are famous for), not something official from Beijing and its in Traditional Characters. Finally the Vatican is culturally part of Italy and there are no border checks. To start, what BS? This is Sing Tao not Apple Daily or even Oriental Daily. Isn't Sing Tao...

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by kjeld0d
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 126
Views: 26410

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

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by kjeld0d
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Chairman Ousted
Replies: 21
Views: 4984

Re: Korean Air Chairman Ousted

Does Korean Air do the 25 year wristwatch thing? Or would it be a sack of macadamia nuts?

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by kjeld0d
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AirAsia sorry for Ad gaff, "Get off in Thailand"
Replies: 9
Views: 1418

Re: AirAsia sorry for Ad gaff, "Get off in Thailand"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-47694416

Myself I see the innocent side of it first and then the Aussie p.o.v. , promoting sex tourism is a bit strong I feel.



Possible rebrand idea -- Kathoey Pacific Airways
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readytotaxi wrote:
I think this is one of those "Lost in translation" things.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-47694416

Myself I see the innocent side of it first and then the Aussie p.o.v. , promoting sex tourism is a bit strong I feel.



Possible rebrand idea -- Kathoey Pacific Airways

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by kjeld0d
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bye bye ETH (Eilat, Israel)
Replies: 9
Views: 4031

Re: Bye bye ETH (Eilat, Israel)

"Eilat's mayor, Meir Yitzhak Halevi, even announced his intention to go on a hunger strike Thursday if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not extend Sde Dov's operation until at least July 2020." Damn, that's intense.

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by kjeld0d
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas
Replies: 40
Views: 6366

Re: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas

This table seems to be extremely inaccurate. For example, for London, the following inconsistencies exist: YYC - is actually year-round. YVR - is seasonal. YEG - is a future Swoop route. YWG - is seasonal. Although interesting, this table should be taken with a grain of salt. Don't most large airli...

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by kjeld0d
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 engine blades disintegrates diverts to Abidjan
Replies: 37
Views: 19336

Re: Air France A380 engine blades disintegrates diverts to Abidjan

must be some UFO activity over Africa...

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by kjeld0d
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to drop YYJ in September 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 8940

Re: Delta to drop YYJ in September 2019

factsonly wrote:
YYJ = Victoria Airport - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.


+1 for bringing back the mouse over airport code feature. Has anyone seen any flying pigs lately?

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by kjeld0d
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Barbados Concorde Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 8503

Re: Barbados Concorde Closed

one airplane in a hangar doesn't make for much of a museum...concorde or not

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